I invited a friend here a while ago and it seems that there are only two frinds that have join his fan club. Now I do notice that top hubbers join new hubbers fan clubs all at once--only my friend seems to have been missed. He needs to become known. He has writers block about who he wants to write about. I sent him tips in his e-mail, but it is better receptive if others become his friends too........His hub is: http://hubpages.com/profile/LayDominican
You know, your friend needs to write something and/or otherwise participate in the community. Like leaving comments on other hubs, posting on forums...
I second that
Someone becoming your fan is not about popularity, its about people wanting to read your hubs, if you have no hubs then you have no fans, simple as that. Think of it like a rock concert who'd buy tickets if they didn't sing any songs and said hey my buddy here’s a starving artist, he has writers block but could you buy a ticket to his concert? makes no sense right?
that said I'll give your friend a secret way to get a bunch of fans, just go out and start adding yourself to other peoples fan clubs, I mean go add like crazy, leave a comment to each one, if there is one thing people respect more than you becoming their fan its taking a moment (like most don't) to leave fan mail.
people love when they get a new fan and will often reciprocate and become yours, however tell your friend this works only if you have content, nobody wants to be the fan of a Huber with no hubs, if he has writers block just tell him to write about something he learned about himself, write a poem, just write, give a review of a television show he likes, there are no rules other than you need original content. Once he starts to write hubs he will trigger that creative brain through exercising the mental muscles.. sitting there trying to figure out what to write is agonizing, just write.
hubpages has a great way to beat writers block, go through the requests que for things people want you to write about!
This is good advice-- though iIam a bit turned off by someone who is just posting as a fan to every name he can find.
Commenting specifically to a hub will often pique someones interest-- but yes, it does require an actual posting of a hub or two. That's basic. I tend to add fam mail to someone who has posted a hub which seems to be well-written, interesting, educational or entertaining.
I don't mean go out and just randomly start befanning people, pick a topic you like say psychology, use that as a keyword and do a hub search for all hubbers hubbing on psychology topics, enter their hubs and scan through them if you like them then become their fan, you don't want to add 100 fan clubs a day either, but do about 20 a day for about a months time, this would take you afew hours a day but makes a nice brain warm up, and over time you will join enough to get some people joining yours, but FIRST write at least 10 hubs so you have something of value for them as well.
Tell him to join us in the religion forum for a few fights. I am sure he will gain a few fans......
If LD really wants fans the religion forum would be a great place for him to start LG. He also needs to start writing.
He has his own MSN group and some people are being rude there. I will tell him on his group what you all have said. He tells me that he has writer's block. We will see....
If by hot you mean flamethrowers everywhere - sure.
Can't step in a thread without it turning into a flame war at some point (or, if it's totally positive, getting completely tossed aside because it's not entertaining if it doesn't cause a fight) so if you want a wholesome discussion about religion without the arguments, turn somewhere else.
I don't think having fans is that important. I believe if people join your fanclub it should be because they like your content.
There are indeed people that go on a rampage adding fans like crazy, with no regard whatsoever for what the people they are adding created. You can recommend your friend to do that, and he will certainly get some responses, but his fan number will just be an illusion of how great he is...
no offense seriously, but I think your missing the point here (not seeing what I meant by my statement). I agree with yours however, fan base is not any way to gauge how cool you are (if it were I'd be pretty dam cool with my 350 fans, but realistically speaking my fans like my hubs not my coolness based on statistics of fan base or anything else but my writing and value as a contributor in the community), that’s not what makes having fans important (using fans as a trophy wife) (although I agree this may be this guys motivation)
what fans do is offer you an immediate base of people who will see your new published hubs. This is why your content is king here, if you have no content or bad content, having all those fans won't mean a dam thing because they will not read your hubs. (kind of like going to work at burger world in an Armani (spell) suit won't raise your pay from minimum wage hehe)
However if you have great hubs and you have 350 fans then when you write a new hub you get 350 potential people who will see it and if your hubs in the past have impressed these people then they will most likely click in to see them, this is the magic of fans, not coolness, but reader base. Your hubs will determine if your fan base will even read your hubs, just because they are your fan doesn't mean they read your hubs, so write content that stimulates "if you built it they will come" Fans are about exposure not popularity.
Your right however, this is not MySpace or Facebook, your not trying to get as many "friends" as you can so people think your popular (which is ridiculous) this community is not full of idiots, its full of intellectuals who write and love to read good content, fan base is about link love (hubtivity), readership, back linking, and someone who is a "fan" of your work not a MySpace "friend"... to me having 10 loyal fans who read all of my hubs is worth more than 600 fans who don't do anything but adorn my stats. I hope that clears it up for you
I get your point, i really do! We share similar thoughts on this subject, I see. You just take a marketing aproach to it. I see you do sometimes join to multiple fanclubs, but if you do it with an objective in mind, estabilishing a reader base, look at other people content and their interess related to your own hubs, well, that's a little different than going rampage as I said before.
To me doing that is a little hard, since I only work on one subject anyway... how do I figure if people like Anime? lol
I didn't mean to get him scourged by just adding fans. My feeble attempt to bringing him to light was so that he could get fans so he could read some of their stuff and possibly spark his brain into writting. It had nothing to do with popularity or marketingt his stuff. If you don't have na fan base to look at then he might as well give up......BTW he did make a post in one of the tipics in the religious forun---a;bet it it was in the wrong place and I will tell him that the post he wrote could very well be considered a hub article.[
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