I Lost a Follower, a Poem

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I've lost a follower.

Alas, now what have I said?

So very like me, to push people away,

When all I want is to be appreciated for who I wish I was.


Why, though, did the follower leave me?

I'm not lonely, just curious.

After all, I've said so many things

That could push people away,

I can't possibly be expected to guess

Which sharp remark pricked this follower's heart?

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Oh my!

Sounds like you are taking it bravely. How can you tell you lost a follower? Maybe they left HubPages, which seems so hard to do, but maybe. Don't take it personal.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Birds on a wire, one flies away and another one drops down, like birthdays. Sometimes when a follower leaves, it's nothing personal.


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nybride710 3 years ago from Minnesota

It's probably just a case of someone who signed up, followed a million people and then closed their account. I lose them fairly often.


Ghaelach 3 years ago

Morning Laura.

The to's and throw's of being a hubber, you win some, you lose some. I have followed people just on the strength of one hub not really knowing what they wrote about. Later stopped following as their topic's where not for me. Or rather than get into an argument with them I just went my own way, and I'm quite happy with those I follow and they that follow me.

"Don't worry be happy"

LOL Ghaelach


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I have lost some followers along the way but that doesn't get me down, true of the way you describe the situation.


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

It's just a poem, guys! I've lost plenty of followers before, I just felt the urge to write a poem about it this time and poke some fun at myself. :-) Thanks for all of your caring and reassuring comments, though: they were an unexpected pleasant start to my day!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

Have you read my Hub about unfollowing Hubbers? I have actually unfollowed, but I think I had good reason. I've lost some too, and never knew why....

Glad you just wrote this as a "joke", as you indicate.


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

mary615, no I'll have to read your hub about it!

Yes, I was really just laughing and thinking "Geez, what'd I say now?" when I wrote this. I'm not upset at losing a follower (unless it's one of my favorites whom I follow, too). It's just curious why they left, that's all. Maybe I follow too many hubbers (I never have time to read everything). But I love reading the titles and seeing what's coming from the folks around me whom I enjoy reading even if I can't read everything and still find time for writing.


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foemeno 3 years ago from New York

be thankful you have one


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

I'm always amazed, indeed, that there are people who are actually interested in all the goofy things I write about.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Laura Schneider.....Been there done that....sometimes it is nothing WE did..but how someone perceived what we said...I gave up trying to figure people out long ago....you'll probably pick up 20 just from this hub...hehehe..seize your Tuesday !


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Hi, kj force! No worries, I just found myself curious about the phenomena and had to write about that. Note the last part of the last line in the first stanza...

I'm not one for mincing words, so I always get in trouble. I'm sure I ticked off someone's prejudices or pushed a hot button and that's why they left. I haven't published much lately, either, but I've got a ton in progress. Stay tuned, and I'm off to seize my Tuesday a.m. by walking the dog (or her walking me, sometimes). :-) Cheers!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

this was actually a clever and creative poem :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

It happens sometimes. Some people take thing too personal while others get pissed off if you disagree with them. Since many people are passive aggressive, they will never tell you why. They might even envy you for being a good writer or standing up for what you believe in. I wouldn't sweat it.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

ha.. I just started following you and now you want to get rid of me.. by saying something wrong..ha,ha,ha ..

I love it when I write something and just one word or phrase gives the reader the wrong impression.. !

Michael


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Laura, you are a beautiful lady! I love your photo above. Well, you gained one. :D


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Thanks, CraftytotheCore! Beauty is only skin deep, though, it's what's inside (or not) that counts. Glad you like the photo and that you'll be following me. :-) I'm already following you (I love crafts).


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word55 3 years ago from Chicago

Let it go. For every 1 you lose you gain 2. Keep up the good work my fair lady...


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

I was just curious why they left--me and my big mouth chase people away sometimes. :-) Thanks for the compliment! You keep up the good work, too, and keep smiling!


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KenDeanAgudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

wow captivating =) hehehe


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Funny! Thanks for laughing with me--and/or at me. My work here is done. LOL


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Your poem made me smile. Tongue in cheek and funny. Your last line was a rolling, rhyming end. Liked it :)


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Laura Schneider 3 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Thanks so much for the praise, Anna! Cheers!


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Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

It does happen. Well said. I enjoyed your poem very much!


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Laura Schneider 2 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Author

Thank you! Good to hear from you, as always, Victoria Lynn! I love everything I've read that you've written! You're an inspiration!

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