Poetry - Poem about the coming and going of followers - 'Someone stopped following me yesterday'

What is wrong?

Why am I suddenly losing followers? 3 down in 3 days - I don't know why...I've been trying to improve my hubs by following all the new guidelines, to no avail...

I would love to work on my novel but it takes time to change all your google images to something more acceptable properly cited.


If you are a follower who is about to stop following me please tell me why so that I can try to improve my hubs.

Followers...

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Followers...

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Just a little ditty I threw together one morning


Someone stopped following me yesterday

I wonder why they have gone away

Have they found that my hubs

Are all full of grubs

And they decided its right not to stay

Someone stopped following me I don’t know who

I check through my followers but can’t see you

I feel hurt, I feel pain,

will it drive me insane?

I really don’t know what to do

Someone stopped following, I’m not sure why

I feel so sad, it hurts so bad, I just want to die,

What’s wrong with my work,

Am I just a big jerk

I’ll just sit in the corner and cry.

Tomorrow I.’ll forget all the pain of today

Tomorrow I’ll continue to write away

I’ll review all my hubs

Remove all those grubs

And perhaps all my followers will stay.






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leni sands 3 years ago from UK Author

I am spending so much time trying to improve all my old hubs, adding content, changing all the google images to something else (cited) adding images, trying to accommodate all the new rules and regulations and in 3 days I have lost 3 followers...one needs to develop octopus skills in order to do everything including commenting on everyones hubs and returning comments. Alas...not enough hours in the day to take care of old folks, houses and hubpages..happy hubbing!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

I am glad about that, writinginalaska, I would hate to lose you.


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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska

great little ditty, u didn't lose me either ;)


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

That's great acaetnna welcome hub-board, I am also following you now, I have read your latest poem it is lovely, written from the heart and so well structured. I will read more this evening when I get home from work. I am happy you like my poetry.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This is a great poem Leni Sands. I was reading one of Website Examiner's hubs where you revealed that you were upset by losing a follower. Well now that I have found you and read some of your poetry, I would like to follow you. Hope that's okay?!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Website Examiner. You are a friend indeed for a friend in need.


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Leni Sands, it's OK, really. To grow, we must learn to endure the inevitable losses we will incur. This is, after all, the Internet. Sometimes, people close their accounts - I have lost several followers this way. Sometimes, they move on. Since I interact quite a bit with writers as an editor, critic, and mentor, I often put myself on the line, and I lost some of the followers that I cared about the most and worked for the hardest. But it is all part of a growth process. Like you say, tomorrow is another day, and you will be stronger and richer for it in the end. Great poem!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Jess Killmenow - sad but true!

Justsilvie - thanks its good to have you along.

MartieCoetser - thanks its nice to know that I am not the only one who is saddened when someone stops following. My confidence given a little jolt by it but all these wonderful people have given me a reason to carry on hubbing. Nice to have you along as well.


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

What a surprise to find another hubber who is shocked because she lost a follower. I lost one so far, and I was devastated when I saw she was gone. I spent a lot of time to determine who she was. Because I thought knowing who the hubber was, will enable me to determine my share in the tragedy. Although I traced her eventually – after wrecking my brain and spending a lot of time – I was not able to identify the possible crime I committed against her.

But this was only a lesson I’ve learned. Another realization that my ego was once again my master instead of my common sense. I will forbid myself to feel bad again when somebody stop following me. I can’t change myself to please another hubber who obviously don’t like my writings, or perhaps just regarded me as one of those that could be deleted in order to create more order. I honestly don’t want followers who don’t want to follow me. The choice is theirs. I can just keep on being myself.

So Leni, I am your new follower, and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy your hubs. Take care.


Justsilvie 6 years ago

Well I filled the gap!


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

You wax poetic. Why would anyone ever stop following you?


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Elefanza, thank you for your comment.

The Suburban Poet, I do worry that I might have offended someone because that is not in my nature. I have since been reassured by all these lovely people. Thanks for your comment.

richtwf, nice to hear from you again. Thanks for commenting.


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richtwf 6 years ago

Lovely poem Leni. I'm certainly still following you! Thanks for sharing your words. Cheers!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

Perfect timing! Somenoe just stopped following me and I have the same curiosity... what happens? Hast moi offend? I want to know!


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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain

Ha. That made me laugh only because I had the same experience, same sentiments, same worries. Later, I found out that the person had been removed from hubpages. But I think I shall try to keep writing the stuff as I see it...otherwise, there can be no honesty in what I present. Enjoyed the poem!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Charlie, I'm so pleased I've still got you. Your poetry always makes me smile. Thanks Helena.


ralwus 6 years ago

Hubbers come, hubbers go, spam will always be. Don't sweat it, you still have me. x Charlie


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you JayantiAnubhav.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you for your comments, lj-arts, nice of you to join us.


JayantiAnubhav 6 years ago

Good one :-)


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lj-arts 6 years ago from Nigeria

'someone' stopped following you. i just followed you. i see that 'someone' not having a good taste. maybe he shouldnt be here. let me read the grubs before you remove. please sir!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

annie laurie - it's good to have you with us.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

ZulmaDear, thank you for reading my little ditty and welcome aboard...


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annie laurie 6 years ago from England

Me too! Glad to now be your fan


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ZulmaDear 6 years ago from TheCrosses, LasCruces

a bitter-sweet ditty; made me a follower :)


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Well, thank you everyone Epigramman, Yess!, Jane Bovary, sammyfiction and all those that came before. You have raised my spirits and restored my faith in hubpages and it's many little facets.


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sammyfiction 6 years ago from Australia

What a nice little ditty, Leni! I enjoyed it so :)


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

Haha Leni...I lose fans regularly, which is a bit of a worry. Still,if you didn't know who they were I guess you wont miss them! Loved the poem.


Yess! 6 years ago

That's ok Leni- whoever left just made room for me! Glad to follow- I very much enjoy your writing.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..and please try not to cry - I cry too -but we have to carry on with our spirits high and a good attitude ..... and as ANNIE once sang - the sun will come out tomorrow - or perhaps the day after that ......

I am here for you - and I am thinking about you right now here as I sit (Tuesday evening 8:05pm)


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epigramman 6 years ago

...well you're a good person in my book - a great writer and you have always supported me with heartfelt and enlightening comments - just remember tomorrow is another day and there are new things to do and new people to meet ...... and surprises too!!!!!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Hello b. Malin. Thank you for your comment. I just checked out your hubs. Now I'm following you, also. sometimes gambles payoff.


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b. Malin 6 years ago

Hey Leni sands cute "little Piece". Tell you what...I've got 8 followers...very selective group.. Ha, Ha, Actually I lost "one" too...so I would have had nine....However I've got room for you...if you'll make room for Me! Oh who cares...I'll gamble and become a follower!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Ginger Meow - love your little poem to me. I am going to check out 'why wont you follow me' although I am sure I've read it. I love your work.


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Ginger Meow 6 years ago

Nice poem leni, don't worry about followers, like kathryn1000 says, they come and they go. You'll find those serial followers who follow thousands of hubbers in a few minutes trying to boost their followers, end up dropping of the Hubspectrum. The whole hub followers thing reminds me of my hub called, "Why won't you follow me". Here is a little responsive poem for you:

My followers have left, goodbye,

well what am I supposed to do?

maybe they followed too close,

now they have gone boohoo :(

...

My follower ought to be loyal,

and put up with my hubbing demands,

so come back my beloved hubber,

don't quit following me, leni sands!


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

thank you kathryn1000 - I'm beginning to realise that


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you saddlerider1, nice to have you hub-board...


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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

They come, they go.More come!!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

It wasn't me, as I just found you and am now following you so let me be that replacement for the one that fell over the edge:0)) Love this cute poem, it rocks. Don't let losing a follower bother you, there are so many more who will find you to as I have done. Peace and hugs from the Saddle


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks evvy_09 - I'll remember that. Thanks for commenting.


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evvy_09 6 years ago from Athens, AL

So cute lol. I've lost a couple followers too. It seems to be the ones who just start following hubbers like crazy and then they eventually go away. I usually look at their hubactivity and if say they follow 20 people in 3 minutes time I expect to lose them soon.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you Phyllis nice to see you again.


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Phyllis Doyle 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

It wasn't me. I enjoyed your poem, Leni.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thank you vietnamvet68, and thank you for following...great poem, too!


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

I think your poetry is great

there's no doubt you took time to think

so better yet I will follow before it's too late

just mark me down, and I will stick around

To follow you from time too time

Great Poem, Love up, voted it up


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks OK - Easy mistake. Thanks again.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Whoops my apologies Helena.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Ah ha, little things like that usually give me little ideas and what better than a little ditty. Can't wait to read the 'boilded egg' poem. Thanks for stopping by again attemptedhumour


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

No one can be that mean can they? At least i'm crossed off the suspects list and if it's true they gave you the idea of a new 'different than anybody else in the world' hub. Cheers leni I'm still struggling with poem about aboiled eggs, but i'll crack it.


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leni sands 6 years ago from UK Author

Why thank you, kind sir, Leni (Helena)


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Nice one leni sands, enjoyed this amusing ditty. Well done sir!

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