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Why Comment on HubPages?

Updated on September 7, 2013

Comment on People's Hubs

Commenting on HubPages
Commenting on HubPages

HubPages-How Many Comments

A big question that is asked often is "how many comments should I make everyday on HubPages"? After being a writer here for just over two months I have found writing comments is an important part of succeeding and being part of the community. If you want support from Hubpage community you have to give it back to other writers. As to how many comments you write, it does depend how much time you have to spend on HubPages. If you have two hours to write each day, maybe you should spend one hour writing your hub (at least outlining and putting your ideas down on paper). Spend at least fifteen minutes acknowledging the comments you receive and fifteen minutes writing new comments.

I spend four hours a day on HubPages. I write or organize a new hub for about one hour, and sometimes I spend two hours depending how creative I am feeling that day. I spend one hour answering comments, checking out hubs from my followers and looking for new writers to read and comment. During that four hours I also write for another site, when specific topics are available for claiming. Spending this much time has increased my viewership by at least two times.

My cats are always close by for inspiration and of course good company.
My cats are always close by for inspiration and of course good company.
I usually get hungry while writing.
I usually get hungry while writing.

Commenting on Hubs

First and foremost I make it a point to read hubs that tickle my interests or passions. This alone enables me to make appropriate and valuable comments. Commenting is not just about rushing through a hub and making a one line comment. I also love learning new things about my special interests. I will often investigate some new topics that normally would not attract me just to learn something new or find out how others writes.

I also seek out new hubbers and those who are very successful, which is a great way to learn how to improve my writing and viewership. I have bookmarked many hubs and have gone back to look at them at a later time. I particularly enjoy reading hubs about Hubpages and social networking and basic HubPage navigtation. I also check my facebook hubs that have appeared on my email and read those. Lots of reading--but well worth it.

How to Comment

Comments compare to writing thank you notes. I mostly give compliments and rarely criticize, and always find something nice to write. I love reading recipes and have indulged in many of them. I often go back to the hub and let the person know how much I enjoyed their recipe.

I am not one to criticize, and that may be because I am very sensitive to criticism. For the most part I find hubs very well written and interesting. I have read a few I didn't comment on but that is the exception. Occasionally if there is a glaring mistake or serious typo I may mention it in a private email. All of our writing skills fluctuate from time to time. I have occasionally read poems and find they are so creative and inspirational I cannot help but gush a bit. I have found most hubbers leave lovely and interesting comments on my hubs, and that makes me feel really happy. I especially love when they compliment my writing and I am immediately inspired to write more.

Final Thoughts

If you write for Hubpages you should comment on Hubpages. I have read many people complaining about not making more money and not getting enough views, and with those people I see they have few followers. The community tends to support those who support them. I got tremendous help from one hubber and I always read his hubs, comment and often share.

If I have limited time I read and comment on those who read and comment on my hubs. However I still reach out to those who don't comment on my hubs, because I think their hubs are worth reading. As I mentioned before I look for new writers or those who have written only a few hubs, and encourage them to write more. I do a lot of commenting and try to leave several lines, but sometimes I just leave one or two sentences. I have a HubPage challenge. I am going to write 100 comments on Thursday and try to find some totally different hubs to read and comment. Want to join me?


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    • hawaiianodysseus profile image

      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Carol, I truly believe that in the short time I've known you through the reading and appreciation of your hubs, as well as observations I've made of how you interact with fellow writers here in the HP community, that you seriously give of yourself to others, maybe (and I'm just guessing here) more so, in some instances, than you receive in return. Kudos to you for making a wonderful difference here on HubPages...this hub being a prime example. I'm delighted and honored to be a follower and a peer.

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much..Even though support from hubbers may not be direct... remember they will share your hubs with people who don't write here...Also it makes it a community. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Steve Mitchell 

      5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Hi carol7777. First of all let me say thanks for the follow. You are right about giving support to fellow hubbers, but you really do need traffic from outside of hub pages if you are here to make money. If you are here for the love of it, then that is great. It shows you give lots of support and I am impressed to see the level you have so far achieved.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      work the community with comments, support and help and it all pays off a lot.

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      6 years ago from LIMA, PERU

      after just setting up my hubs, i apreciate this hub on how to get some comments on my own hubs. you need more than just friends comenting to succeed. thanks for the advice.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      just keep up the good work...Glad to see you.

    • writinglover profile image


      6 years ago from Lost...In Video Games


      I agree with what you said in your hub. Getting to know other hubbers is a great way to get some new readers. I'm trying to get myself out there since I'm a newbie and, so far, it's working! Thumbs up for a really good hub!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      thanks for stopping by and commenting. It is nice to get comments like yours.

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      sangeeta verma 

      6 years ago from Ludhiana India

      Thanks for sharing such a wonderful hub Carol ! yes commenting on other hubs encourage the hubber to read your hub and in this way we know each other in hub page.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      It is something that I just do first everyday. I spend about an hour and pick out hubs that are of interest and try a few others. Thanks for dropping in.

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      Kenneth Brown 

      6 years ago from United States

      I could definitely do better on this. I do occasionally check all the recent hubs by the writers that I follow here to see if they have wrote anything that interests me.

      If I find something that is interesting, I'll generally comment. I could definitely do it more often though.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you and even when I fall short of writing, like now, I am still going to comment on as many as possible everyday. I am taking a break from writing here but will continue to be a presence. Thanks for commenting, dropping by and being honest.

    • Escobana profile image


      6 years ago from Valencia

      Very true and very guilty....

      I fail to leave enough comments on the Hubs of my followers because....I'm still looking for the right balance in time.

      Writing Hubs, answering question, be active at the forum and write comments.....a lot of things to do but I absolutely agree with what you're saying.

      Right before reading your Hub, I had started with putting more effort in commenting on other Hubs because I feel deep down inside they deserve my input, just like they comment on mine.

      Great to read your Hub! It motivates me even more to keep on commenting:-)

      Up, shared and very useful!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      thank you so much for meandering over here and nice comments. I am very appreciative.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Interesting that I found your hubs from a comment you made on a hub. As you say, that happens often. I read and comment on may hubs, not as many as you do though. I have found many really good writers (like you) by reading comments made on my hubs and others that I read. This is great info for all hub writers for sure.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I love all CHopin music and a lake..what a beautiful place to be with a good cup of coffee. You are so kind and it is a pleasure to know you. Thanks again.

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      6 years ago

      ...well no doubt with the legacy of the epi-man, comments have made me who I am today, lol, but the thing for me is to always try and be personal and direct and positive - and just be yourself - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 8:28am ontario canada with 2nd cup of coffee , daybreak over the lake and some lovely Chopin piano music

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for the vote and dropping by. I know I really love comments..a good lift for the day and validation about our writing.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi carol7777,

      If i read an interesting article and like it, i do comment to let the author know how i feel about it. Sometimes it could be something i need to be clarified, but generally, i feel it is worthy to comment to a good and useful article as it help the author to evaluate his/her writing. Voted up.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you for stopping by. I do try to break the time up..however, I sometimes get sidetracked. I do spend a lot of time on HubPages...

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      Greg Johnson 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      Great topic and I found it to be very helpful I have limited time it seems like, but I use your idea mostly and comment and read one or two hubs from those that have read mine. Perhaps I should try your idea about breaking my time up. Take care and thanks for visiting my hub!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      thanks so much for kind remarks and visitng the page. Commenting is a validation for other writers.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you so much for all this useful information! I make a point to answer when people give me a comment; I think it's really important because they took the time to comment on my page. And when I comment on someone else's page, I like to be constructive in my messages.

      I like your article a lot! Thank you again! I will come back:-)

      Voted up, useful and interesting!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Follyslady...Just start digging in. Most important is to get active in the community. You will find many helpful people here...Let me know if I can be of help..I am only two months old but really learning something new everyday. Good luck to you.

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      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hi Carol. I just signed on today so I am exploring. I found your article interesting and helpful. It may take me a day or two to actually write a Hub, but I'm putting my thoughts together. Thanks for your insight.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by and nice complements. You have a good day also.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for this useful hub carol. I am so happy to follow you and get a lot of new information to improve my hub and my views too. I will try to read and leave comments. Have a good day!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      jools99: I am with you 100 percent. The community does keep you spurred to write. Writing is a lonely job but with the community here it does help. So, keep on writing. I get up very early so I can comment and read new hubs.

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      Jools Hogg 

      6 years ago from North-East UK

      Carol, this is a good hub with some good pointers for new hubbers. When I first started, I didn't have a clue what was expected and received a lovely email from someone I regularly followed and read and commented on. He gave me useful advice about commenting and following. I try to comment on everyone who comments on my hubs and also read hubs of those I follow. When time is tight, I have to pick and choose a bit more but try to comment as often as I am able. The community of HP is one of the main reasons people stay here I think.

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Great hub, sound advice! I read more than I write (now a days) and although it gives me headache (: at times because I now need a new pair of eyeglasses (lol), I make sure to comment as much as I can and I try to be true by leaving only some genuine words. I like positive interactions with people and commenting is one way.

      As writers, it gives us that certain self-satisfaction knowing that somebody really read our article and took that extra effort to leave a comment. Much like a great consolation for the cook to have someone appreciate his/her cooking by enjoying the meal.

      Hard to catch up though but a comment or two a day, I guess is not bad. Voted up and useful!

      P.S. Good luck in your new challenge. I wish I could join you but I gotta do some real work to pay my bill. Lol! What a life!

      P.P.S. I'm not complaining about my job. I actually love what I'm doing. *wide grin*

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I also try to do this. I go through my list of followers and pick out about 10 a day to go through their older case I miss a new one. I probably comment at least 50 a day..and yesterday I made a challenge and did over 100. It is about mutual support and I guess we got that. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I remember hearing you talk about this hub when you were commenting on Facebook - so naturally I had to come over and check it out.

      I think commenting on Hubpages is important. It is kind of like "I scratch your back, you scratch mine" kind of deal. Sure, everybody wants to be the writer that everyone flocks to regardless of whether they return the favor but sadly that doesn't happen. The reality is, the more interactive you are with your followers, the more likely they are to come back.

      For me, I comment back on every single person who comments on my stuff. This helped me get control of hubpages. So everybody that reads something of mine, is guaranteed to get a view from me, as well as a share. I found this keeps me a lot happier. I support those who support me. Sure - there are others that I read because I just enjoy what they have to say, but I have 3 kids at home and it can be pretty easy to get distracted! :)

      Nice hub, I really enjoyed reading this!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      joytruthlove: Thanks so much for lovely comments, made my day.

      Erickdierker: Returning for another wonderful comment. How good can any one feel? Thanks so much.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thought I should drop by again and express my gratitude for a great hub, that brought great comments.

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      6 years ago

      wonderful.... it's great to take time to comment on hubs and give encouragement to others :)

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      mama Kim: thank you so much for lovely comments and voting up...Much appreciated.

      zsobig: Honestly I just feel good knowing I am adding to someone's confidence. The extra benefits are support from others.

      rajan jolly: Thank you for your comments and voting up. Thanks always for stopping by.

      your cousins: Thank you for stopping by and getting involved in this community is a way to stay writing and focused...Welcome!

      Learnthingsweb: I also love the emails..unfortunately something has happened and I am not receiving them. I hope to get this resolved..that is why I am late in answering these lovely comments. So thank you very much for your kindness.

      Tammyswallow: As I said in previous answer I am no longer getting emails so I just go through my hubs and catch what I can on facebook. Thank you so much for your comments..very appreciative.

      Joan Veronica; Finding a stride in anything means making a commitment. Even when I was out of town I found a McDOnalds to set up shop for a few hours. Once you get in the will feel it. Thanks for stopping by with your comments.

      shruti sheshadri: I appreciate your stopping by and leaving lovely comments. Good luck with your writing.

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      shruti sheshadri 

      6 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Well said carol... you should be a good critique, That is definitely the secret behind success on hubpages. A useful hub indeed :)

      Take care :) Glad to meet u :)

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, very interesting hub! Well written, probably because it's written with "heart"! Congratulations on your success at Hubpages, you seem to have got the rythm of this activity, I'm still struggling to find that rythm!

      I will be happy to read some more of your hubs, and to comment, of course! Have a good day!

    • tammyswallow profile image


      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great thoughts on commenting. I have my top 20 Hubbers that are outstanding and supportive. They get my comments first. The rest are for those hubs I find really interesting. It is a vital process but many don't do it. You are really growing and doing a wonderful job!

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      Learn Things Web 

      6 years ago from California

      I find the emails Hubpages sends out really handy. It's a good way to find interesting hubs by people I follow. I found this hub because it was shared by someone I follow, which is another way I find interesting hubs.

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      Your Cousins 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks carol7777. I haven't been here very long and I really appreciate the tips. I always try to comment on hubs that I enjoy reading. I learn so much here and often find that I'm on the site a lot longer than I had planned because it's so darn interesting. Anyway, I guess I should get back to my writing. Voted Up and Awesome!

    • zsobig profile image


      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very useful hub, I wish new hubbers would read this before making another question about how to get more views, etc.

      Although to be 100% frank I barely comment to get new readers/followers. My main intention is to show the writer my appreciation and ass any additional info I would add to the topic. In this way everyone benefits a bit in my opinion :).

      Anyway, great points, voted up + useful!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol, this is a very useful hub and you have highlighted the many uses of commenting. I try to at least comment to the comments on my hubs and then go back and read one hub each of those who have commented.

      Whenever time permits I do read hubs on topics that interest me written by new hubbers and comment on them too. However, I wish there was more time.

      Voted this hub up, useful and interesting and sharing.

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      Sasha Kim 

      6 years ago

      Perfectly said. I comment every day, some days that's all I do. I try to comment on all the new hubs by the people I follow. Good thing I'm a fast reader ^_^ Still sometimes It's overwhelming and I can't read them all to comment. It averages about 30 a day and I can only manage about 20 a day. But doing what you can is what counts. Making a point to support your supporters is very important as well. This is a great community and it's because we all support each other! Great work! Voted up and shared!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      tipstoreretirearly: I agree with many benefits for reading, learning and giving someone your vote of confidence.

      robie2: Thanks for comments and as long as we comment we are sticking together.

      belleboy7: What a nice thing to follow through and create an inspiration.

      sholland 10: I understand busy and whatever you can do it will be thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Julie: I think whatever you do is great and making an effort is the most important thing.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Ah yes, the comment etiquette. I find I have time to comment on others, but I can't seem to get into a routine about responding to comments on my own hubs! Oh well, we all do the best we can. Nice job on this article!

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      Susan Holland 

      6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Carol, I agree. We should comment on each others' hubs. I am negligent in this area, not because I don't care but because I don't have time. If I can't leave a comment, I do try to read, vote on, and share the hub.

      I am working on reading and commenting on more hubs. You have written a great hub with wise advice. Votes and shared!

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      6 years ago from New York

      Excellent hub. Commenting is a great way to show appreciation for the time and effort that went into writing a hub. I find commenting also helps me understand hubs better since its a more active activity than passively reading them.

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Totally agree . I love the concept of the comment as a thank you note-- nice. Commenting has so many advantages. You not only get to know people and take part in some really interesting discussions, but a backlink is a backlink and comments really help with SEO too. Thumbs up.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      midget38: I really appreiate your comments and sharing my hub. I sincerely have found in life that giving gets receiving. It does not mean you will get back from the person you have given but it comes from the universe. I am always amazed that having an open heart and sharing good things comes back. Thanks again.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Agree completely, Carol, and it's so true that the community works as a mutual support system. The more you comment for others, the more they do for you. If one just expects the comments to come in without commenting as well then it's being a tad selfish because the other person is a writer just like us and deserves a read too. A great hub with which I agree completely!! Sharing.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      nell rose: Thanks for sharing and lovely comments. I have been behind on commenting as they are not coming through on email.

      always exploring: I totally agree with you and we all so look forward to the comments.

      ericdierker: You have got it and feeling that way is a good insurance for success..from Prescott.

      Viewfinder; Thanks for stopping by and commenting...always appreciated.

      mperrottet: I know exactly what you mean I also get caught up in some really wonderful and well written hubs.

      Lord DeCross: thank you for that. I have probably redone almost every hub I wrote in the beginning. I appreciate wonderful support.

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      Margaret Perrottet 

      6 years ago from San Antonio, FL

      I think that it's very important to read the work of others and to leave comments. I believe that it actually affects the way google ranks the article, and so helps it to get found by others. So, you are not only helping your fellow hubbers by encouraging them, but also helping others to find them. I try to spend at least 30 minutes a day reading and commenting, and usually get so caught up in interesting hubs that it is much more.

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      6 years ago from India

      Great point, thanks for sharing great hubs with us

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Agree 100% dear Carol. We do our best. Thanks for giving us a great reminder. Your hubs are getting better and better.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very glad to have read this insightful hub.

      I am pretty new around these parts. And I guess I just did it like being new anywhere. "stick your hand out, tip your hat and learn something about somebody new" Then as you become settled make sure you stop buy and earnestly check in on people and how they are doing. Stay up to date with the latest news, avoid gossip. Whenever someone may have a problem -- stick your neck way out to help. Citizenship requires giving a certain interest in others.

      Well, excuse me but think I just wrote what you wrote, just more like how we say it up in the Flagstaff mountains.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I agree 100%. I comment much more than i write. I feel if a hubber is kind enough to follow me then i try to read their hubs and comment. I love that we are a caring community. Thank you..Cheers

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi carol, yes I totally agree, I spend hours sometimes just reading and writing comments, I have learned so many new things on here, and I drive my family mad by telling them, 'I learned that on hubpages'! lol! the comments make us feel as though we are part of a great community of friends, I love it!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by...A dozen is great.

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      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I follow a gazillion people, and try to make at least a dozen comments a day, if I can.

      I too, wrote a Hub on this topic, and it got a lot of...comments!


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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      epigramman: Good morning to you from Arizona at 4:50AM. Thanks for your lovely words..It is about being genuine to help others and it does fall back. I also have a cup of coffee next to me, but alas no bagel...I like the classical music and you are ready toroll. I like popular people...being well liked means being a good person. Thanks for joining in this morning and a wonderful day for you. Thanks for lovely complements.

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      6 years ago

      ....well I am a master at comments par excellence - lol lol - and one of the reasons that I am so popular - this is not vanity or ego by the way - just sincerity and passion and the pure will of wanting to promote other writers here at the Hub and make this world a much smaller place in which to live - thanks to the glory and the revolution of the internet ...... love the way you write and your attitude and enthusiasm - and yes it takes two to tango as they say and what's that other cliche (but so true) it takes one to know one - so nice to meet you -and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:19am with 2nd cup of coffee, daybreak over the lake, a cream cheese bagel forthcoming and some nice light classical music to start the day....

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Couldn't agree more Carol and try very hard to comment as much as possible, because as you put it the community supports those who are supportive. It isn't easy and somedays (like today, when I was out all day with my husband and kids it was virtually impossible, but here I am at 8:30 at night checking after a long day trying to make sure I catch up just a bit. As I said very much agree and have voted up and shared too!!

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      6 years ago

      Most people like feedback and you really have a point with your hub here. I try and comment on most of the hubs I read, but not all. I also try to answer some questions and participate in forums if I find them interesting. Interesting hub.

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      6 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      I could not agree have to give in order to receive..I try to comment on every hub I read....I think that all authors would like some feedback...voted up and interesting....:)

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      6 years ago

      Great point Carol, there are definitely lots of benefits of reading and commenting on other's hubs frequently. It's definitely about a lot more than just seeing an increase in views/comments on your own pages.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Commenting is an integral part of HubPages. I can't hope or expect others to read my works if I'm not willing to be part of that community. 100 comments? I was thinking about how many I do in a day.....probably 50 per day, but that's all I have time for. Best of luck to you and great hub.

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      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Nice job, yeah I have learned that commenting is a very important part of the Hubpages experience.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      ElleBee: It is not just the increase in views but the great support when you have problems or want to share interesting things. It is very definitely a community of great people. I comment because I know I am sending a person a value notice of their writing and getting views and comments is also good.

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      6 years ago

      Interesting analysis. I always enjoy reading and commenting on other's hubs but hadn't yet seen enough of an increase in my views to know if there was evidence for any real, tangible results from commenting on others.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      tthombso8: Thanks for stopping by and commenting..I appreciate the Vote UP...I do feel it is imperative to constantly comment as it does so much good.

      bdegiulio: to one who has been so helpful..thanks for your comments and voting up

      jenna pope: thanks for stopping by and voting up...

      UMHiram: One thing is that you never feel alone in your pursuits on Hubpages...and so many other sites you do. And yes helping with writing is a major benefit...Thanks for the Vote.

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      U M Hiram 

      6 years ago from Midwest

      I definitely agree with the support factor as a huge benefit of commenting Carol. I think that it helps to build strong relationships in the community as well as assist in making us better writers :o) Sound advice and much appreciated. Voted up!

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      Jenna Pope 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Our fellow hubbers are always helping to promote us. Good, important article for all of us. Voted up.

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      You speak the truth Carol. Commenting and supporting our fellow hubbers is an important part of being successful here. It's a way to learn from others and to pass along tips that we pick up along the way so that we can all be successful here. Good for you for spreading the word. Voting up.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Carol, you have hit it on the head why we should read and comment on each others' work. A good comment also helps us grow as a writer; if we have a hub that does really well and one that doesn't (comment wise), we can compare the two and figure out what is a hit with our fellow hubbers and what might need some work. Great hub with a lot of good advice. Voted up and more.


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