Do You Want Thousands of Followers?

Do You Want Thousands of Followers?

You do? Why?

Why on earth would you want thousands of followers?

Would all those thousands view or like or comment on every one of your posts?

Of course not!

And how would you manage to return the favor to every follower every day?

So many writers brag about the number of followers they have obtained.

Sheesh! They are ecstatic about the wrong statistic.

What they should be concerned with is the number of followers who are faithful, and view, like and comment on almost every post they write. Right?

So, now the question is how do you get your followers to do that?

Number One - Write easy to understand posts about interesting subjects.

Number Two - INTERACT like crazy. View, like and comment on every post you can manage to find of your faithful followers.

Number Three - Comment on the posts on new interesting writers you find and follow them.

Number Four - As your new agent. send me 20% of your increased earnings.

Just kidding...10% will be fine.

My favorite bad 'agent' joke:

Question: Why did New Jersey get all the toxic waste dumps while California got all the agents?

Answer: New Jersey had first pick.


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Karen Hellier 7 months ago from Georgia

Very good point. I guess I don't want thousands of followers. I'll take the loyal ones any day!


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always exploring 7 months ago from Southern Illinois

I really do not see how one could communicate with thousands of followers. I have a difficult time keeping up with mine now. I might add that people do not always follow you after the initial follow. They do that to gain followers, which is a bad idea. My opinion....


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MartieCoetser 7 months ago from South Africa

So true! What matters is how many true friends one manage to meet and keep. Thanks for reminding us again about this, dear Sherry :)


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Jodah 7 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wise advice here. I see on Twitter especially, people download programs etc to give them more followers...what is the point? I have over 600 followers on Hub Pages but probably never get comments by more than 60 or 70 of those. Funny too, about the percentage fee :)


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drbj 7 months ago from south Florida Author

You got that right Karen. Loved you hub on 10 reasons why you love your husband! You are blessed.


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drbj 7 months ago from south Florida Author

You got that right Ruby Jean!


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drbj 7 months ago from south Florida Author

John, my Mom had a huge following and I don't know how she kept up with them all. However, she managed to answer every comment. She was truly an amazing person and writer. She really had a wit about her.


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Jodah 7 months ago from Queensland Australia

She certainly was an amazing person, Sherry.


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shanmarie 6 months ago from Texas

That's so true, but not just on writing sites. I know music artists that interact with fans who gain more followers from it and have even more success. However, I never understood where they get the time!


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Larry Rankin 6 months ago from Oklahoma

Interesting analysis. I enjoy the friendships with "real" followers like yourself, but I won't lie. Sometimes I get fixated on the number of followers, but it doesn't mean anything if they never look at anything you do.

Ultimately for me, though, it's about how many people read what I write, and that isn't necessarily contingent on followers at all.

Again, great read!

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