Learning about the hubpages community
Get ready for the online action
When I first began on hubpages just like everyone else has experienced here, things wasn't so clear to me at first, due to the obvious fact that there's many ways to interact & it all depends on your levels of activity here. This hub will pretty much cover all that entails of my short but intense 3 month learned experience, on many unknown things to most new hubbers, & mostly about what is known as "Hubtivity".
Your profile accolades shows the results of your Hubtivity overall
What is Hubtivity?
Basically hubtivity is a unique term that the hubpages developers, and hubpages staff decided to make known; so that the hub community could be somewhat informed as to every communicative interaction between fellow hubbers that was done, as well as showing individual activeness on hubpages.
- Hubtivity is detected whenever you decide to post a comment, fan mail, or simply interact with the questions section pretty much any activity on hub regarding submission of information by any member.
- The Hubpages website has built in tracking systems in place to render us all the instantaneous feedback on what's going on with each active move made here.
- Another way to understand Hubtivity is its your activity on hubpages displayed to you via your profile section, which you can view & connect with located at the very bottom of your profile screen. Note: (An easier way to view & manage your hub activity is explained by a community member below towards the end of this hub.)
Is there any benefits to checking on your Hubtivity?
Yes indeed, there's loads of unseen benefits that each user can gain from becoming aware of their own active level of hubtivity.
For instance once someone submits fan mail from the viewing of your hubs profile & then makes a eventual submission. You will then receive notice of such hub activity via your hub profiles "Hubtivity" section, each hub account owner has the option to approve this new fan mail being sent to them in real time. (Visit Your Account Section the details are explained later in this hub)
This helps each new hub user or guest who visits your hub profile, to witness what others think of your hub writing skills. This is extremely valuable when the numbers start adding up, because it encourages the usage and further reading of your hubs, due to having earned fan base over time.
The Hubtivity feedback is located on your Profile at the bottom
Things to know about your hubpages activity & the active hub Community
Well depending on your levels of hubtivity or activeness in the hub community. You may quickly discover your score or profile rating will increase & decrease over time. The factors that govern this scoring system aren't always so clear, but I'm sure if there's info on it within hubpages archives itself, it can be located by doing some simple research. I use the help section & search fields, to discover many unknowns on hubpages.
Reading hubs & leaving comments also makes all the difference when it comes to your hubtivity, because hubpages isn't just a website that's been programmed with bots & specialized web tools to make all the magic happen. Real people are watching all your activities here at every moment you choose to do something on hubpages & in many other highly technical ways as well. Try reading the user agreement section in its entirety, to discover more on this subject of tracking.
It has an active community of dedicated members orHubpages Elite, whom are responsible for going through many hubs daily, to locate anything of interest such as the best stats, overall quality, clarity, visually displayed content. We help them to locate many hubs that may be questionable as well by flagging inappropriate content that's submitted by folks, & also by giving credit where its due, to those writers that go the extra-distance with Vote up's & other approval methods, this also helps them to discover potential hubs that fit their criterion for being nominated for many hub awards.
Keeping track daily as to where your "hubtivity" is at, can & will work wonders in knowing who is interacting with you & what people are saying about your hub submissions as well, just don't forget to check for fan mail, communicate back with your fellow hubbers daily if at all possible via your comment section on each hub, & then approve or disapprove of any messages left as fan mail comments, again located at the bottom of your hubpages profile section. Over time you will be amazed at how your stats begin to improve, I've seen a dramatic increase in mine in only 3 months of being on hubpages.
Many people never check their fanmail or approve it
Hubpages "fan mail" to me is the single most important mostly unseen factor on hubpages that can make all the difference, because people tend to follow your hub by getting an idea from their comrads on hubpages. This fan or following activity like many other locations on the web helps to gain you more exposure when it comes to the potential numbers of repeat visitors to your hubs & hub profile.
This fact of establishing fan base is somewhat tough to establish, & especially if you have no knowledge of its monitoring, and keeping track of approval or disapproval feedback.
Many members aren't checking their fan mail, and I discovered this from my lack of knowing where to do such a thing for about the first two months of being an highly active member on hubpages. Many of my potential fan base was simply erased by the hub pages system. This must have occurred I think after not responding to the fan mail for a certain period of time, because when I checked after first discovering such a thing as fan mail from the hubtivity section, many of my original fans were removed, & surely due to my inactive response to it all.
If you want to grow your fan base to gain much more potential viewers to your hubs, it takes many forms of activity here as well as through the word of mouth & experienced recommendations of your fellow hubbers. These friendly acts of commenting on hubs, rating them, & leaving fan mail, will become the future rating scores & accolades as shown above. Your hub can reach many viewers within hub & on the web itself, people who choose to communicate their perspective on your hub as a member gain the knowledge of your writing here as well, so keep that in mind as you continue to develop as a writer on hub.
Image of hub account accessed by hitting the "my account" tab
Thanks to one of our newest hub community members
The Hubpages community here is an awesome way to help one another with great feedback from comments & other ways to help one another learn through hub reading as well as hub writing. You can discover how it all works here in this hub's comments section & this is a prime example of how hubtivity can work wonders.
Shown in the image below is a much easier way to detect your hub "Activity" or Hubtivity. You can read the comment below left by Evylyn Rose who actually just joined hubpages 4 weeks ago, everyone has a differing level of activity on hubpages, which this goes to show. We can all learn from one another no matter how long we've all been using such a powerful tool.
I will repost her very informative and useful comment below, for others who choose not to view the comment section in its entirety, hopefully this helps to clarify the Hubtivity issue of Fan Mail being hard to detect & keep track of, or any other questionable form of activity issues we all may be in need of detecting from our hub accounts.
Notice the 'activity tab' or menu shown in dark highlight
Her useful informative comment on how to detect Fan Mail
Comment made by Evylyn Rose, "Thanks again for such a great comment"
- "To go through the Hubactivity to approve fanmail can be a bit of a pain. It's much easier to go through "My Account" (top right corner of any screen while signed in) -- "Activity" (fifth tab in the My Account section) -- "Fan Mail" (fourth option on the left side menu). You can view all of your fan mail easily from this screen and approve or deny in one simple click.
- The "My Account" section makes everything so easy to track. You can follow your activity as well as activity on your hubs, check to make sure there aren't any problems with your hubs (ex: bad links), view feedback and comments, keep track of hubs and hubbers you are following, and so much more. It's the one-stop shop for all the points you made here. ;)
Written by Evylyn Rose,on Dec 2, 2011 in the comment section below.
Then locate the Fan mail section on the left of the screen, click it
All this massive activity on hubpages is what makes it a living breathing entity sort to speak, and is also the very reason why hubtivity is the single most important element and existing factor I've grown to discover that need active attentiveness, and maintenance daily,
if you really wanna become a force to reckon with on hubpage such as becoming a Hubpages Elite or achieving a overall profile rating of 100, than keep consistent, and remain active here. Of course lets not forget the importance of creating unique content, that also adds to the powerful effectiveness on hubpages and increases the chances for greater Hubtivity to occur. Establishing communications with others is key to it all, so don't just think its going to only require writing, because writing alone is just the start. Good Luck!