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Keeping Hubs Ahead of Followers
Hub hopping and the race to stay ahead....
Why it is a losing battle, you will want to lose!
So far, I'm barely ahead, but only because of Haiku!
Yup! I'm 217 Hubs (if I finish the last two) and 214 Followers, so this is probably the last time I can write on this topic.
Check your files and piles. If you are a writer, the chances are you have been a writer for a long time. Writing for most Hubbers didn't all of a sudden start when they joined HubPages.
Checking what we have already written gave many of us a head start, and also allowed us to edit and improve those earlier efforts for publishing here.
Now there are "Hubbers" who haven't yet published their first Hub, even though they joined HubPages some time ago. Active writers won't resist the temptation to publish. "Social commentators" and "critics," however, are a different story, and their motivations for joining HubPages are likely somewhat questionable. Ignore them, unless they prove themselves by writing and publishing. You are the writer, and so are the real Hubbers. The best critics publish and get paid for it, some even teach others how to reach their goals, and for many of us, that's a large part of why we are here.
If you are a good writer, whether a poet, an essayist, a researcher publishing, a humorist, or a story teller, you are doomed...doomed to have more Followers than Hubs (even discounting the "Hubbers" who "follow" but never lead out!)
I think you will be surprised as you look at your first writings (published or unpublished) and see your steady progress as a writer. Grammar and spelling get better and you learn to present your Hubs in better formats and with fewer but well chosen words. You will learn to respect your readers. And, if you set out to earn a shekel or two, you will discover your fellow Hubbers have some wonderful tips which show you how to do just that.
I will share my "proof of the pudding" with you: make your goal to have more real Hubber Followers than you have Hubs, and do that by writing Hubs that your Hubber Followers will be watching for, reading, and taking their precious time to comment on.
A writer's satisfaction can come from many aspects of their writing. Not the least of those is a sense of creativity and making words work. When they work to the extent that readers tell other readers, who tell other... . You see? While fame is not the goal (or is it) a little Hub notoriety for being a worthwhile writer is surely a good yardstick for measuring your HubPages progress.