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Putting out the spread....
You have written the short story, poem, essay, etc. In effect you have laid out a spread, like a potential banquet of material you hope readers called "Viewers" will enjoy and respond to, perhaps leaving a comment about your "Hub".
You intended your writing and photographs to entertain, inform, encourage, explain. Now the question is: will anybody come to the feast?
Your entertainment is ready and waiting....
No matter how well you write, and how catchy your photographs, videos, polling questions, recipes, and illustrations may be, if your potential Viewers just sit around and cool their heels, you will wonder what ever possessed you to do all that work.
True you worked off your creative juices, and you know your Hub is super (even if sometimes your score for the Hub seems a little pale) if you have no Viewers and aren't clearing the overhead for the electricity your computer used putting it all together, you might need some better marketing.
Then again, with patience, skill, and production, you can still draw a crowd of happily feasting followers, and impulse readers.
The feasters are gathering....
What makes the difference?
You can find some great tips here on HubPages about how to build your number of regular "Followers".
The best starting point is finding what HubPages' team has put together for you with their tips on writing great Hubs, and then getting them noticed.
The best tips from Hubbers who are meeting with good success can be found in the articles they write about drawing more traffic, marketing your production, and adding strong titles that fulfill Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and get your Hubs noticed.
I like having my personal cards ready when someone asks me "What do you do?" Then it's easy to hand them a card that has my pen name and the HubPages website printed on it, along with some idea of what I enjoy writing that they might find interesting. for themselves, their sweetheart, or the kids.
Putting links to your work on all the social media sites gives your Hub more exposure at little or no cost. Be sure it is good material, or the next time you post a Hub there it may not meet with much success, while regular quality work can.
Don't be shy about letting family, friends, and neighbors know where to find your material, and ask them for comments on what they enjoy. Some may want to join HubPages and have an outlet for their own contributions.
Lastly, if you want other Hubbers to be regular "Followers", be sure you take some time to read and comment on their offerings. You can find like-minded Hubbers by going to topics you yourself are interested in and spending a portion of you available time reading and commenting on the work of others.
While some brand new Hubbers suddenly are "Following" hundreds of other Hubbers, presumably on the theory that all of those new connections will be excited about having a new "Follower", it might be worth a quick look at one of their Hubs, and then perhaps looking at their profile to see if you want to return the favor.
Not every tadpole will turn into a frog. Those who do will still be happy Hubbers when each spring rolls around.
"Here's where you can find me."
You CAN climb to greater heights!
In your experience here on HubPages so far, what is the best indicator of success?
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