Limerick - Hubbing It

Hubbing It

Of Hubbers not lacking (they signed up before)

Of Hubs that I've posted it seems "a galore,"

Yet the month's winding down.

They must have left town.

For Hub readings this slim are not like before.

Those followers "so willing"

Leave numbers so chilling.

My topics so like those of yore.

My production remains like before.

"No reads" are me killing.

I know that you're out there.

Without just a blank stare.

Your Hubs I keep trying to read.

My Hubs I now fervently plead.

"Keep my cupboard from being so bare."


My failure?

The end of the month is nearly here.

My tally for the past 30 days is 752 "Page Views" from 452 "Followers."

I'm not sure how you would score that. One thing I am sure about: not every "Follower" actually follows, even when alerted to a new Hub, and very understandably not every "Follower" who actually reads a Hub will choose to leave a comment, with fewer still expressing their "Like" or dislike of a given Hub.

I know I can do better at visiting the production of Hubbers I have chosen to "follow." And, if I don't find something of theirs worth following in six months' time, I plan to "Unfollow" and would encourage other Hubbers to consider no longer following my Hubs, if I am not putting out Hubs that prompt a reading of at least one every six months.

Newspaper readership and ad revenues are declining. The same will be true of the production of quality Hubs, if readership and the sharing of Hubs declines.

My own impression is that a Hub with a HubPages Score of 60+ is a good candidate for being marketed to a commercial publication, newsletter, or advertiser. As writers, our real income is most likely to come from self-marketing such quality pieces, and the higher the score, the more worthwhile doing so is likely to be.

When we view, read, and absorb a good Hub, giving it a "Like" and scoring it will allow us to help each other in putting our best work forward in the marketplace Thankfully, perhaps embarrassingly, that only takes a few mouse clicks to accomplish.;

Comments are welcome.

Another sleepy "follower."
Another sleepy "follower." | Source

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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Ha Ha, I like your sleepy follower there, thanks for sharing your info!

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

rebeccamealey - An afternoon inside out of the hot sun here, and with classical playing, fan moving the air, and bills paid and in the mail. I'm not really "hurting" just wishing "followers" might follow more often. Comments, such as this one from you, are the real pay back on HP. Oh, if I could groom them to be as loyal as Mau-Mau there!

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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

I love your limerick set and your precious spotted follower. I agree, but some people follow, and are followed by, so many hubbers that it would be impossible to keep up. What aggravates me is that I don't receive notifications about hubs written by some people I follow. Sometimes I'll think about "Hubber X" and go look her up. I may find that she hasn't published anything in awhile, but sometimes I find the person has published so many new hubs that I don't have the time to read them all. If I find a hub interesting or good, even if I disagree with the viewpoint, I always push at least 2 or 3 vote buttons. If I don't like the hub, I usually don't read it all the way through and click out. I will also state that I have been criticized or called rude for daring to disagree with the hubber's viewpoint. BTW, I pushed 3 buttons for you.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thanks for the smile you just gave me for my efforts. I guess the bottom line is that HubPages only works to the extent that Hubbers do.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago

I understand how you feel! But know that lot of people do read hubs and never comment. Having said that, I am voting you up, interesting and useful!

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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Sorry if I've missed commenting on any of your hubs. I have a painful hand and am supposed to be resting it in a sling, but the urge to read and comment is too strong! Have a good day.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I always knew you could "sling it." Rest up; reading is just fine, and I'm glad you can and do occasionally read a few of mine. Many thanks.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. I try I really do try. I have lots of other things going on now where before there was only HubPages for me. I keep trying to make ends meet and they never really seem to come together just right. Presently I attempt to get on HubPages at least twice a week and then read all notifications and do my commenting. Even though it makes it easy for me to go through notifications of around eight hubs it makes me sad to think that at one time all notifications consisted of at least 15 or more newly published hubs. I still enjoy being here and it still feels like home and I'm always glad to hear from my friends. Hope you are having a great weekend and I'm passing this on to my followers.

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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia

This was interesting, the limerick funny and relevant. I'm glad that Gypsy Rose Lee shared this her followers or I may not have seen your hub.

It really is difficult to keep up with everything that is published by a writer you a are following. As a whole, this is a very prolific group of writers.

As for commenting, I don't always have a comment for what I have read other than that was great or something along those lines. I voted this up and interesting.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

"Tongue in cheek " might be a reasonable excuse for this one, but it really sums up how I was seeing things then and now. I realize we are all busy and just writing is a big investment of time, to which commenting and rating is extra. We all do the best we can. Thanks go to Gypsy Rose and all the others who read and commented as you have done.

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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for the funny limerick and for sharing the lovely photo of your sleepy follower!

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AliciaC - And here we are with a brand new month! Let's see: Poland's first first "free and fair" election is being remembered; D-Day anniversary; the Russians (specifically Putin) are excluded from the "G17" talks; the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner for the first time in years on the 7th; Flag Day the 14th; Father's Day the 15th; no legal holidays; summer officially arrives on the 21st; school is out and vacations are in. That should give us all "food for writ." Into sports? NBA and NHL championships, baseball's annual heroics when it doesn't yet seem to matter (except for "no hitters.") This is the prime season for beautiful poems, garden tips, and finishing that short story or novel, and slathering on the sunscreen. What more could we ask from a month of June?

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I generally always comment, just to show that I am there. However, due to computer or HubPages glitches, sometimes a comment cannot be made. But I do read everyone that I have chosen to follow.

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