ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community»
  • Getting Traffic for Your Articles

Follow The Hubber

Updated on January 12, 2011

Follow The Leader...

Are you perhaps a new Hubber and eager for followers and comments on your hubs? Maybe you're an experienced Hubber but still feel you want more followers and don't know how to gain them?

It's quite simple actually. Followers follow when the content keeps them hanging. Everyone's personal taste varies and not everyone likes the same thing. A good hub consists of a few well researched paragraphs, a photo to accompany the article and sometimes a poll could throw in a twist.

Paragraphs can be long or short, but no matter what the length one should always.. ALWAYS do a spell check before publishing it. A simple spelling mistake could make one read twice and even confuse non native speakers of English. If you are uncertain, I suggest you use a dictionary like an Oxford or a Roget's. However, not everyone can gain access to a dictionary so an online dictionary is one of the best tools for a writer.

Photos should generally relate to the article one is writing about. Sometimes Hubbers cannot find a photo and put up something different. A few Hubbers have even created hubs purely from photos; something unique and attractive if it is gone about correctly.

Polls, news feeds and videos are a means of interacting with the viewer and may spark a comment or two. 

So to all of those Hubbers wanting followers, write good content in your hubs and remember that word of mouth and advertising is important if you want to succeed.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • hypnodude profile image

      Andrea 7 years ago from Italy

      Good advices. I would add being polite answering comments and maybe having a check on their hubs. Of course if the comment is something different from "Good hub, thanks for sharing". Even if sometimes for non English speaking people it's the best they can do. :)

    • CiscoPixie profile image
      Author

      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you for adding to the list hypno! :) I don't mean to criticize non english speakers, but the point i was making was that sometimes an incorrect word could create a different meaning than the one they intended. I appreciate the comment and thank you for being the first to comment.

    • tonymac04 profile image

      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      Good advice especially for newbies. Thanks for putting the tips together and sharing them. I would like to underline you comment about always doing a spell check before publishing. For non-native English speakers it might also be helpful to prepare their Hubs using a wordprocessor like MSWord or Open Office because these have grammar checkers also which could help if the writer is unsure of their grammar. I do that myself quite often.

      Love and peace

      Tony

    • Winsome profile image

      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Great conversation stimulus CiscoPixie. I would add use your gifts and experience. New hubber Tracy Dukes, an amateur photographer, was located in Kota Kinabalu. I suggested she write her first on KK and it is a terrific first hub. Thanks CP.

    • queenbe profile image

      queenbe 7 years ago from NY

      Hey there this was really a great hub. Keep it up.

    • CiscoPixie profile image
      Author

      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Yes thank you Tony! I leave it up to other hubbers to add to the list to help all the newbies. I do it often too but I do get rather frustrated with the grammer check!

      Thank you Winsome.

      Thank you queen! It's been a while since I've published and this is me coming back.

    • Anath profile image

      Anath 7 years ago

      You have a new follower, I like what I see here so I am following now.

      By the way, if you had not followed me, I probably wouldn't have noticed your hubs. I am glad I "discovered" you.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      Excellent advice here. Thank you for reaching out to help those who can benefit from your expertise.

    • CiscoPixie profile image
      Author

      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you James! I doubt I am an expert to have expertise, but I do enjoy helping others. Thank you for stopping by.

    • profile image

      AdamGD 7 years ago

      I like your picture choice

    • CiscoPixie profile image
      Author

      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      thank you Adam!

    • profile image

      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      I never have the time to read all my fans hubs so usually I pick a few and catch up, tonight I picked you ya lucky lil girl and I like yer style and you write a nice concise lil hub that has info and style. Off to pick another one ; )

    • CiscoPixie profile image
      Author

      CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all?

      Thank you Tatooguy! I am honoured.. I will soon be doing my rounds to everyone and you're the top of my list.

    • kevin.howell profile image

      kevin.howell 6 years ago from Maysville KY

      thanks for the tips

    Click to Rate This Article