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Joining Fan Clubs: How To Get More Readers
Are You Exhausted From Trying To Get More Readers?
What Fans Mean....
Having fans can make you feel really awesome, knowing that someone out there likes your work enough to get an email notification from you every time you create something new.
That just feels awesome to me, and I'm so glad that people are finding my work helpful, and that one of the things fans mean to me. That those people are getting something out of the writing that you are doing... it's helping them, and that's the best part.
Getting Fans: My Advice...
I wasn't exactly sure what they meant by "advice", if they mean for getting new fans then here's what I can say:
A lot of people will go and join the fan clubs of as many people as they possibly can, you'll see on the front page hubtivity that a person is joining 20-30 people's fan clubs at a time, with 3 minute gaps per person. I guess they do this with the hope the people will "return the favor" and fan them back.
The more fans you have the more people your work is getting out to, however, people who fan you because they liked your info rather then "returning the favor" are going to get a lot more out of your information then just an extra email.
Personally I think that the best way to get fans is to simply be there to answer questions, be part of the wonderful community like presence that HubPages offers and put your self out there. Answering someones question, commenting on their hub with an intelligent comment that shows you READ the hub often has MORE impact then joining their fan club and leaving to never return. If you are looking to gain fans then being active, making sure you have yourself out there to see, (In the forums or in comments or whatever it is) will get you way farther then clicking a button that has no meaning.
Are You Saying I Shouldn't Join Fan Clubs!?
Now I'm NOT saying you shouldn't join people's fan clubs!! Not at all! I'm simply saying that if you are joining their fan club so they join yours your not going to be getting to the people you want.
I join people's fan clubs, but only the people I truly find intriguing, only AFTER I've read a hub or more and usually left a comment about it too, I try to do more then one liners like: "Nice hub!" or "Great work!" comments, comments that state your opinions and show that you read the hub with that tagged onto the end are much more valuable then one liners.
The basics are, be there, show your interest and you will get fans and the kinds who WANT to read YOUR work better and easier then hoping one or two out of hundreds of "fan back" people will actually take the time to read your hubs... think about it, if you didn't read/comments on theirs, why should they yours?
Having Trouble Holding Onto Your Fans?
I'm Losing Fans? What's Wrong?
How do you KEEP fans?
People start freaking out if they lose a fan, I lost one just the other day... but you don't need to be upset, simply understand that your writing is something that no longer interests them and gives them value.
It's rarely anything personal... so unless stated it is, don't take it that way! ;) You have to remember that you can't make everyone happy, you can't value everyone and therefor leading to not everyone being your fan or staying your fan.
The best advice anyone can give you to keep your readers I'll give you right here, right now. Yes, come closer and hear the secret.... Be, Your, Self... That is the best thing you can do and the people who will gain value from your work will find you. Trying to please everyone... writing in way that you normally wouldn't write in will often make you lose the fans that you really wanted, the ones who counted and liked your work.