Why Comment on HubPages?
Comment on People's Hubs
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.
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.
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?