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Updated on October 17, 2016

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  • Why Do Followers Stop Following or Commenting on Hubs?

I have recently noticed a few followers on my list who have totally stopped commenting on my hubs.

They have sent impressive fan mails to me but have not commented on any of my hubs for the last few months.

It can be frustrating or disappointing to see comments on other hubs and not mine.

I have commented on their hubs even though they haven't commented on mine.

I have noticed that my comments have not been replied to or has been deleted.

  • Have you experienced this problem with any of your followers?

I have stopped following those who don't comment on my hubs, I try to be active here and comment on as many hubs as possible.

Maybe, they don't feel obliged to comment on my hubs, I am not sure what is the actual problem.

  • Their work is as good as any but why do they choose to shun me off without a notice?

I have written for many sites and found Hubpages to be my best writing site.

A friendly community but not all are active users.

I was surprised of their behavior but don't care because I am not like them.

I comment on hubs daily. I am pleased to say I have many comments from my followers who keep up their up-to-date visits.

They don't miss out on reading and truly commenting.

  • Did you stop following followers who stopped commenting on your hubs?

Writing is challenging and there are some envious writers or some selfish writers, as a writer one has to put up with all sorts. A community should be friendly and helpful.

After all we are here to write and share and expect comments from our followers.

Being loyal to ourselves and others is a great start in the writing field.

You never know your true community unless you experience something like I have over the time here.

I received fan mails from certain followers that made me think at that moment that my work is worthy.

However, they have completely stopped commenting on my work.

I would tell you directly if I knew a hub was not good enough.

  • Are we helping each other here or just writing for ourselves?

Most writers go through such experiences and when it comes to confrontation they drift away.

I felt disappointed when I did not see my comment.

I spent time reading and commenting and to not to see my comment afterward that did make me think even more about the problem.

I had then realized that person is not interested in my work.

They have commented on other hubs and I haven’t yet had a comment from that follower.

  • Do you feel frustrated or disappointed when a follower stops commenting on your hubs for no reason?

There has to be a reason for one to stop following you or to stop commenting on your hubs you may not see it but the person who stops commenting surely knows why.

I now have over three hundred followers and hopefully, I would have more over time and would still be here to share my work to all my readers.

  • Why do followers send great fan mail notes but don’t show interest in commenting on hubs?

  • When you follow someone do you not expect them to comment on your hubs?

  • So you get this so-called encouraging fan mail and you get all excited about it, but what for?

  • One shouldn't tell you that your hubs are so interesting or you are such a good writer and fail to comment or do they send you fan mails expecting you to follow them back?

  • Do you think I am taking this to heart and making a big issue of the situation?

I am with Hubpages for over a year and have met many friendly Hubbers.

Those who send their false fan mails and don't comment are just trying to be nice, or don't have the time to comment on my hubs.

  • If it is not important to respond to anyone's hubs then why are you writing here, and sending such fan emails?

Most Writers want to earn dollars and can't see beyond the dollar sign.

They don't care much about their followers.

Not every person here wants to earn dollars. Most writers write for pleasure and comment on what they find most interesting to them.

The fan mails makes one feel uplifted, courageous and makes one to share their knowledge even more with others.

Writers here have their own needs in writing for Hubpages and not many are active on a daily basis.

I do fully understand that it time is often not enough with the day jobs and other daily activities.

  • No feedback from any of my hubs makes me feel less worthy as a writer!

You may choose to follow someone and leave your fancy words on their fan mail but didn't think it would make anyone feel obliged to you commenting on their hubs, is that how it works?

If anyone enjoys reading my work they should also show it in their comments is that right?

We support each other in the writing field by knowing that what we write is useful to another by reading their valuable comments, or opinions.

  • If you don't receive comments how would you know if your work is good enough?

What you need is a critic to prove that to you.

One has to let a writer know how they feel about their articles on line.

A fair opinion wouldn't hurt anyone, but instead would broaden their knowledge about writing as they go along.

  • Does it need attention, and what can one do to improve their work on line?

Fan mail on the other hand can be left to inspire writers and not for the special reason of commenting and just to make the writer feel welcomed here.

Most writers don't feel obliged to comment on hubs after sending fan mails.

Usually fan mails are sent after hubs have been read.

  • Comments may not be necessary for everyone but if a follower has been commenting for a while and then suddenly stops how would that make you feel?

I however, feel commenting on hubs is very important, it is gives one something not to only look forward to, also, to know more from their reader's opinions. It is most helpful to read comments.

I always read and comment directly. It is about supporting each other and working together as a friendly community, if that means anything on hub pages.

You are part of a community sharing and believing in one another does count for what we are active daily on here.

It is a basic courtesy that I fail to understand from most of my followers.

If you accumulate your followers and use that as your main target to accomplish your goals here then you are not getting the real point at hub-pages.

  • What would you accomplish here if you don't work together?

Interacting is how you achieve your goals on Hub pages.

Sometimes it can be intimidating to comment you don't know what to say about a specific topic. If you read and understand it thoroughly you can comment with great thought.

I think the best is to eliminate the followers who don't care for commenting especially, if they were commenting and have stopped responding to your hubs.

Those who delete your comments are simply not worthy to your list.

Support works both ways.

Most writers don't work the same way some enjoy reading comments, and others feel there is no need to comment.

While some writers feel commenting is important and you find that views are not always the most important part of their writing.

If you want an opinion about your writing then comments are most useful.

Whichever you way see it I have my opinion, and that is to forget them.

Bloggers comment to help writers!

  • Am I being harsh about receiving comments on my hubs?

Comments do make a difference in writing.

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    • DDE profile image
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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi jtrader, thank you for stopping by

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      jtrader 3 years ago

      I don't know if this applies to your situation but sometimes people just send out bulk fan mail.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Sparklea you made good points in your comment here I hope you are keeping well and I look forward to reading a new hub from you. Take care!

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hi DDE: Yes, I did stop by a second time as I fully understand how you feel and I do believe this is a very important issue. I have written hubs where I have had zero comments for a time, or maybe one or two. We who love to write share our feelings/opinions/thoughts on the hubs, but, I have learned, everyone is different. I cannot expect people to agree with how I feel, but, I think the best writers on this site are the ones who speak the truth from their hearts. YOU are one of those people and your topics show that. I personally believe you are a great contributor and writer. God bless, Sparklea :)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Sparklea thank you very much for stopping by here your second comment and I fully understand that most writers on HP have their own agendas and time is of the essence.

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      DDE: My time is limited. The end of 2012 I had major surgery: 80 percent of my colon removed. For weeks and weeks I did not have the strength to even text a person, nor to sit at a computer. The recovery was a nightmare. Being female, I also have numerous duties around the house, errands to run, and grown children I keep in touch with. My being so ill kept me off the computer for weeks and weeks. I could not help it...and the hub editors always punish by lowering my commenter level.

      I am not on the hubs to make money. I could care less. I am on the hubs to keep up my writing skills and to meet people...which you, being one of them, come up with terrific topics that people can relate to. I don't always have time to comment on them all...like I said, most often I just have enough time to answer a few questions.

      I am also trying to write a book.

      PLEASE do not take it personally about comments. I FULLY agree with you that when someone DOES comment, the writer SHOULD respond as a courtesy. I have commented on some where the writer does not respond at all.

      This all being said, I will NEVER un-follow a hub person. NEVER. When I see a drop in those following me I always feel sad that someone has decided not to follow me.

      NO ONE knows what is going on in the life of a writer on this site.

      I get on the hubs when I can. When I can't, I can't. However, I am so grateful and thankful for the numerous people I have met on Hub pages, which I intend to remain on and contribute when I can. Blessings Sparklea

      That being said I get on the hubs whenever I can. Quite often I only have enough time to answer a few questions.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good Day Harishprasad, you are so right about life-tangles and I understand your views here. I on the other hand write part time and have a simple and easy lifestyle. I spend a few hours daily on HP to comment, and write it is not the same for everyone some people have day jobs and write whenever they can and comment when they have that sufficient time. Your kind words always encourages me more to write and be heard thank you for taking time and commenting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Mary I fully understand your point of view as well sometimes time is just not enough thank you for sharing this hub for the vote up and interesting. I appreciate your effort in stopping by

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      What a straightforward and honest article it is ! Devika, this article really shows how intensely you feel about followers and following. All you have expressed here makes one thing very clear that you treat this hub community as much like a close family. That's why this passionate article has come to light. I am your staunch follower and will be ever for your hubs are always so well-researched and well-written that it always turns out guys to be more knowledgable while going through your hubs. This hub is no exception. One thing amazes me - how one can follow 1000 guys within a limited schedule ? If one is truly sincere, he shouldn't show such large following that he /she is not able to keep pace with. The most disgusting thing is to delete comments of anyone so dearly offered to one's hubs. To be fair, I haven't also commented recently on your hubs but I always find your comments on almost all my hubs. This happens sometimes due to engagement in some life-tangles, visits to places or some family affairs etc. Nonetheless, this doesn't mean that your esteem and regard is on the wane in my eyes. Your value is impeccable in spite of absence of written words. One thing I admire in you the most is that you speaks all your heart out and clear and that stands you apart from all of us. This is the way, perhaps the only one to know each other in a better way. Thank you for reminding of valuable lessons and please just treat the enthusiasts like me as your disciples who want to keep moving with all their shortcomings. Loved reading this very affectionate and insightful hub. Wish you all happiness and peace. :-)

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      Mary McShane 3 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

      Hello DDE,

      I am absolutely guilty of this. And I am sorry, I meant no offense to you in particular.

      I read a lot of hubs, and often click on the feedback bar, but rarely comment on every single hub I read. Often I have nothing more to add than the others who already commented because my point was usually covered and I'd only be repeating.

      I also don't write comments just for the sake of having commented; I write when I have something I want to contribute.

      So while I may not comment on each of your hubs, please know that I am reading them. I have you in my email notifications so that every time you publish, the message is there when I sign online. I make sure I spend part of my online time reading all the hubs I was notified about.

      I am also guilty of getting carried away so that I can put off writing and publishing my own work. What happens is I look to see what else the hubber has published before I joined this site so I can catch up or get a sense of what might be unclear to me in newer hubs because of past references. This makes me the queen of procrastination in getting to my own work because I literally get lost in fellow hubbers posts, putting my work off.

      I enjoy reading your views and experiences and hope to read much more from you in the future. :)

      Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Au fait you are right as many of the other commenters I understand what goes on here and you explained even further thanks for sharing your views on Did you Stop Following a Hubber who has stopped Commenting on your Hubs definitely it is a give and take writers should work hand in hand

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      For some reason a lot of newbies think having a lot of followers is the way to success on HP. Others think everyone is going to read and follow them and never consider that they might have to do the same in return. It's all one way for them.

      Lots of people follow me who have never read even one of my hubs. They are the ones who follow thinking that accumulating a lot of followers will bring money to their Pay Pal acct., but really, it requires give and take AND collecting attention outside of HP.

      Very often newbies follow a lot of people all at once in the beginning, and you know they imagine money will come to them by so doing because they make no effort whatever to read even one hub by the person they have chosen to 'follow.' They seem to think everyone, or at least most people they follow, will follow them back, and viola! money appears in their PP acct. It doesn't work that way, and often I ignore people who follow without having read any of my articles.

      There is an advantage to accumulating a lot of followers. When you have a lot of followers, they will automatically be informed when you publish a new hub. Many of them will be informed when you comment on someone else's hub. All will be informed when you 'share' someone else's hub, and so you are a valuable connection if you have a lot of followers with whom you could conceivably 'share' their articles.

      If people stop reciprocating with reading your hubs it is usually because they feel they no longer need your page views or comments to succeed and who doesn't want the easiest road to the bank?

      I have a lot of good followers and they are exceptional writers too. Some I never hear anything from and sometimes I find that someone has been banned from HP and that's why I never hear from them. Sometimes people take a vacation from writing, sometime they have personal issues to attend to. There are many reasons why people stop following or stop reading/commenting, and none of them are worth losing sleep over. Life goes on.

      It is the people outside HP who come in from the search engines who drive your bank acct. Read Wrylilt, one of our fellow hubbers, on this subject.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Beth100 (PS - for some writers, they will not leave comments unless they really want to. For many, they do not feel obligated to do this. This is not a reflection of your writing capabilities. Rather, it is something about them and their choice, which is something that one cannot control. Therefore, don't let that ruin your time here on HP) I fully understand your encouraging point here it is not every one's choice to comment and I am doing what I love so will continue with a pleasant tone, so glad you came by and commented have a good day.Thanks very much

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      Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

      I have to admit: I am one of those that you listed. However, that being said, I have not been on HP for many months due to personal issues which I have focussed on. As a result, I have accumulated a high volume of comments that I must answer - I believe in answering every single comment I receive. My readers have taken the time to read what I write, taken the time to write their thoughts to me, and the least I can do, is respond to them.

      I am also a firm believer of reading other writer's articles. Not only is it beneficial to the writer, it is to me as well. There are few hubs that I read that I don't learn from. For me, reading is a form of me learning. And learning, is something I love to do!

      So, I must apologize for my absence, my tardiness in replying to all the comments left for me, and my delay in reading and providing feedback on other writers' hubs.

      I am still running busy, but I am attempting to spend a few minutes a day catching up. :)

      Continue your excellent writing DDE - I always enjoy what you write!

      (PS - for some writers, they will not leave comments unless they really want to. For many, they do not feel obligated to do this. This is not a reflection of your writing capabilities. Rather, it is something about them and their choice, which is something that one cannot control. Therefore, don't let that ruin your time here on HP)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. you are right about not having time I fully understand your point here and so glad you came by. It is only a pleasure to comment on your great hubs always something to learn about the beautiful birds or medicinal herbs. Thanks very much for sharing your kind comments.

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      Dave 4 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      It seems from the comments above that there are many reasons that people do not always leave their comments. I try to visit the work of all who leave comments as a courtesy. I always respond to comments left on any of my work, as you will be aware, and may I take this opportunity to thank you for your loyalty. I always try to visit your excellent hubs and enjoy my stay during those visits. Time seems to be a factor in this busy world with so many having so much to do. Thank you for another thought provoking hub,well done!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MartieCoetser so kind of you to comment and share your true thoughts here I agree with you on cleaning up my list and of the many obligations one has online or off line, thanks for the kind comment and I understand your views have a good night.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      I believe we are all guilty, and certainly due to various profound reasons. Personally I am doing my best during the time I have available to read (and leave comments) at least the hubs of my loyal supporters. But I am always behind schedule, always catching up.

      Nastiness, indifference and any negative vibes are so easy to sense. We don't need this kind of followers and we have too many fellow-writers worthy to follow to give anyone the opportunity to upset us. Clean up your list of followers at least once a month and use the time they have stolen from you to be more productive.

      Please don't feel bad because I manage to read only every 3-4th hub of yours, DDE. I love to read your work, I like your style. Ñot enough Time and too many obligations off and online are the only reasons why I am not 100% present in your corner. I do, however, enjoy all visits to you and from you.

      Keep up the good work!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I look forward to your hub on your personal experience we can all learn from it an appreciated life even more thanks for the reply.

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Thanks DDE! All of the above being said, I AM feeling very well health-wise, and I have a lot of energy...it is just that all these doctors have to keep an eye on my blood coagulation, bones - routine stuff...I don't want to appear as an invalid, as I am really a whirling dervish and on the go all the time. I plan to write a hub in the near future about my experience and how God showed me so many blessings. I am so grateful for every single minute I feel good. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi FlourishAnyway, great thoughts from you and so encouraging thanks very much fro commenting on my hubs I really appreciate you taking the time and commenting here. Have a good weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I share your frustration sometimes. I try to read each new hub that I am alerted to, although I do not always comment on each and every one. I have wondered at times whether I'm being alerted by HubPages to each new hub, however. If you have a lot of followers (I only have 165) it probably takes a lot of time to leave a bunch of comments, but they probably need to spread them out if they are still interested in your work. Also, I've noticed that some Hubbers have extended periods of inactivity, or they've fallen off altogether. I wouldn't take it personally. Just keep doing good work. Loyalty pays in the end.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Dear Sparklea

      I do understand your views here very clearly and I hope you get well soon, not everyone on Hubpages writes to ear or to receive a comment but I on the other hand have been writing for many years and earnings are going well on here and with my kindle books. Sounds like you have been through a lot medically and I wish you well so glad you came by to share what is on your mind on this topic. Thanks very much for being one of my great supporters, no matter when or how you still managed to comment on my hubs.I most grateful to you for taking the few minutes at hand and commenting on my hub, and for vote up and useful.

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      Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      DDE: I voted up and useful.

      Please don't take lack of comments as personal. I have NEVER un-followed anyone, nor do I intend to. My biggest problem is time. My days are loaded with errands, appointments, - things come up. We don't know what is going on in the personal life of a hubber. Last November I was extremely ill for three months, and I didn't even have the strength to sit at my computer.

      Yes, I have lost followers, I Always feel sad when my number drops, but, hey, I understand.

      While my passion in life is writing, I can't put in the number of hours some of these writers are able to do on hub pages. I DO visit hub pages every day for at least awhile, but I am also working on two books, and I don't want to go into eternity without them completed.

      Also, I have started looking up my followers from the beginning...and some have left hub pages or it is written 'no activity' in their activity section.

      Regardless, I ask God each day to organize me on the hub pages, create through me, and I will never drop a follower.

      That being said I want to verbally thank every single one of my followers, and I am trying to go through my list, slowly, and stay in touch. Losing three months when I was ill put me so very far behind...so to my hub friends - all of you - please be a little more patient. my problem has, and always will be - the clock. Since my surgery I am being followed by an endocrinologist, rheumatologist, podiatrist, chiropractor, hematologist, vascular surgeon, my family doctor, cardiologist, not to mention my eye doctor - just found out 3 days ago I have big cataracts on both eyes, so now I have another surgery on the way.

      And, DDE, I so appreciate all you shared and for your loyalty as a hubber. I so understand how you feel, and it is my hope and prayer you will understand my situation also. What you shared does need to be addressed, and I am glad you wrote it. Blessings, Sparklea :)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      kj force so good to read your comment, I know it has been a while since I have read any comments from you hope you are well now I fully understand your views on this hub and hope you get moving on with your hubs soon. Take care and have great weekend.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      DDE....Been there done that...I am truly sorry if I have fallen off the "comment wagon " however I was forced to take a break due to overwhelmed & health issues , for a couple months, only to return and discover there were no longer notifications of new hubs ( from HP) in my e-mail and ALL my published hubs were NO LONGER featured, due to " unacceptable quality " I was floored to say the least, and have re-edited everyone of them to no avail...but I am trying to comment on others as best I can...by the way..they appear to have abandoned me also.

      Hopefully I can get back on track...and things will return to normal, if not I too will become a statistic....enjoyed your hub...

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Mhatter99 thanks for commenting I appreciate all you can do.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      moonlake you are also right on here on deleting followers who haven't been active on your hubs for years I have some followers who are not here as well some have been banned or have just stopped writing for years. Thanks for all votes up and for sharing your valuable views here.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good day CraftytotheCore comments or no comments just keep writing great idea, and I have been writing for many years online and always had many views on my articles the comments came by but the views increased daily more than the comments. That is a positive way of looking at the writing world. thanks for sharing your positive thoughts here I will keep that in mind and have a superb weekend.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi GoForTheJuggler thanks for sharing your views and i totally understand every person's view here on this hub and I didn't know there will be less visits due to removing followers very kind of you to comment

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      sheilamyers so true but also not every person here is writing for pleasure some also to earn and are active daily for many hours to improve their work here you said it well but as you said it is your opinion and I fully agree with you on that point it was very nice of you to share what is on your mind on this hub thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jainismus thanks fro commenting and for shared I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Rock_nj well said and I so agree with your points here thanks very much for commenting have a nice day.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I don't comment as much as I use to:

      !. I am losing the use of my hands

      2. my fsns are now in the 10,o0os

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I think usually there is just not enough time in the day to comment on all new hubs of people you follow. Many visit and vote but don't comment on my hubs. I do not like it when I comment on someone’s hub and they comment back to everyone but me and not even bother to thank me for stopping by, if I have done that to anyone it has been by mistake. I delete people I follow mostly because they're not on here anymore or they have not been on for years.

      Voted up on your hub.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      The one thing I've learned over the years about social sites such as this is that people may not comment, but they are reading. Every once in a while someone will pop up and tell you how much something you wrote means to them.

      I used to write a personal blog years ago when blogging first started becoming popular. It wasn't a shared revenue site. I never had comments. Then one day I stopped writing. I figured I was only writing for myself. Someone posted to me and asked me what happened. They read every one of my blogs and enjoyed them so much. They looked forward to it every day. That right there is what keeps me writing. I know someone out there, whether they tell you or not, is reading your information and learning from it. There's always someone you have touched, whether they tell you or not.

      If you keep that in mind, I think you'll find it hard to stop writing. Just knowing there is someone out there that is enjoying your work!

      There are times when I don't get any notifications about new hubs being posted. I feel badly when I miss one and don't find it until days later. I do try to keep up with reading, voting up, and commenting.

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      Joshua Patrick 4 years ago from Texas

      I'm with sallybea on this one - don't take it so personally. I was very active when I first started on HubPages last year, but once I started working more I had less time to spend on HP, and eventually stopped visiting all together. But now, I'm back and ready to contribute!

      Besides, removing followers means potentially less visits to your page, even if they aren't commenting....

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      sheilamyers 4 years ago

      You bring up many interesting points in your hub. Since you wrote it asking for opinions, I'll give mine. I don't write here to make money nor to get my ego inflated. It is nice to hear that people enjoy the things I write, but even if no one left comments, I'd still be writing here. Why? Because writing is what I love to do. If money and praise were my main goals, I'd even stop writing and publishing my novels because I don't make a lot of money or get a lot of reviews on those books. I share the information on the internet because I feel it may help or entertain someone whether I know it or not.

      I don't always leave comments, although I always at least take the time to answer polls, vote a hub up or down, and click at least one of the words to describe the hub. If I don't have anything to say about a hub, I won't always leave a comment. Although I can't prove it if I don't leave a comment, I read almost every hub published by the people I follow. The only exceptions are the very few hubs about topics which I have absolutely no interest. Since I follow people who write on a variety of topics, in general, I read about 95% of the hubs published and comment on about 98% of those I read.

      I don't decide to stop following a person simply because they don't leave comments on my hubs. I chose to follow them because of the topics they write about. I'll still read their hubs and leave comments even if they don't reciprocate. Even though I love the people I've met here, I didn't come here to use HP as a social network or get an ego boost - I came here to do what I love and that is to write.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      There are many factors behind not commenting on every followers Hub. The biggest reason is lack of sufficient time. However most Hubbers comment on the Hubs of the Hubbers who comment on their Hubs.

      Shared.

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      John Coviello 4 years ago from New Jersey

      It is polite and the right thing to do to comment on Hubber's hubs that are active commenters on your own hubs. It's kind of like having a friend that you get together an have a bottle of wine with from time to time and you're the only one who ever shows up with any wine. The one thing I keep in mind is that some people just write at HubPages part time and they may get overwhelmed constantly commenting, but an occasional shout out is a nice thing to do. This is a writing community after all, and we can all use some support from time to time from fellow writers.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi sallybea

      So kind of you to share your views here I am pleased to read another valuable comment and that the way you see the overall issue thanks very much and have a good weekend.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago from Norfolk

      DDE - I don't think you should take it personally. Perhaps there are not enough hours in their day or perhaps they have moved their interests onto other subjects which interest them more. I don't concern myself about whether or not I receive negative or positive comments - I write mostly to please myself and those who enjoy and take the time to comment.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I so agree with you to stop following those who don't follow you billybuc you said right thanks and do have a good weekend

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Unfortunately there is a limited amount of working time during my day. I work writing for ten hours but that's the end of it. Since time is limited I have to limit my commenting on hubs. I have 1600 followers but believe me, not all of them "follow" me or comment on my hubs....so yes, I have stopped following people who do not "follow" me. I know of no other logical way to get things done.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      God Day to you ChitrangadaSharan I feel so pleased after reading your comment and I must say I didn't know the kind of response I would get from any of my readers on this title but your comment surely makes me feel good about bring up this issue. I too don't mind the kind of comments I receive positive or negative it is about the courtesy of what we do here supporting each other. Well done on such a positive comment I truly appreciate your kind comments and enjoy reading your interesting hubs. Thanks for sharing your views on this problem.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I can not thank you enough for bringing this issue in the form of a hub. I have similar experience as yours and it is really very frustrating and disappointing. When I read and comment on other's hubs, obviously I wish my work also deserves reading and feedback--positive or negative. While there are loyal followers like you, there are more, who never visit or make comments, in spite of the fact that I regularly read and comment on their hubs. I also read and comment on hubs of those who are not following me or I am not following them, whether by hopping hubs or in Hub feeds.

      But your complaint is absolutely correct. So far, I have not stopped following those followers, who never visit my work. Because I feel bad doing so. But this does hurt.

      Thanks for sharing your feelings, which are much similar to mine.

      And yes, I feel proud to follow you, for you are such a versatile writer.

      Thanks!