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Reasons to Respond To Comments on Your Hubs

Updated on June 15, 2012

You and Your Readers

Respond to remarks left on your hubs.
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Your Hubs

The comments section of your hub is a valuable one at HubPages.

When you first assemble the capsules and add text to the hub, you might get a few remarks or a heck of a lot of comments! That's right, I said 'heck'.

Whether you get two comments or twenty, there are several reasons to respond to remarks left by hubbers on your published piece.

Increase Page Views

A key reason to respond to remarks on your hubs is to increase page views.

When hubbers jot down a few words on your hub, they automatically subscribe to "follow" the comments box. They are notified by email of any further remarks that are left. When you as the author respond to a remark on your hub, the previous commentators receive email notification of the remark, unless they have clicked the "unfollow" button.

Many times, hubbers return to a hub to see what the author writes in response to their own views of the hub. I know I do! Sometimes in my remarks I will ask the hubber a question about the subject matter or offer a personal view that may be different than that of the author. I later return to the hub to read the response. There is an additional page view earned for the author. Given that HubPages income is largely based on page views, the return to the page is a good thing!

Your Responses and Page Views Increase Together

Increase your page views when you respond to comments.
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Acknowledge Your Readers

Another great reason to respond to remarks on your hubs is to acknowledge the hubbers who read your work. Remember that people who follow you on HubPages are not obligated to read every piece that you publish. Also, remember that your readers are busy, just like you.

You show respect for your readers when you respond to their words and answer any questions they leave for you on the hub. Take time to acknowledge your readers as they took time to read your work.

Remember the time you published the hub that you were sure would get several views, only to watch it receive few views and even fewer written responses? Likely you were disappointed if you put hard work into that piece. Respond to your readers who DO leave remarks as they are not obligated to do so and it is nice to reach out to people who are interested in your work.

Provide Clarification for Readers

Answer questions left by other hubbers.
Answer questions left by other hubbers. | Source

Clarification Purposes

Another reason to respond to remarks is to clarify details for your readers.

Perhaps some remarks are questions for you. Other people may offer tips on how to improve your hub or suggest a detail that you may have missed upon sitting down to write the hub.

Also, use the suggested tips and add-ons from your readers. By adding in details suggested by other hubbers, you strengthen your hub. While you are modifying your hub, proofread your work for grammar and spelling mistakes. Ensure your photos are posted with correct attribution and that the summary section is complete.

Yes, reading and responding to comments has just helped you to improve your hub!

Your Responses

The comments section is useful for you at HubPages, so make the most of it! Respond to remarks, when you have time. Your followers do understand that you cannot always immediately respond to their words. You respond when you are able to do so; some days are so busy! More important than when you respond is that you DO respond to them. Acknowledge your readers, learn from insight they offer you about your hubs, and increase page views along the way. Keep writing and keep learning!

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    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Ms-Chrysalis, your comment helps motivate me to continue to contribute here. I do believe support is a two-way street. Welcome to HubPages and I bet you will do great here!

    • Ms-Chrysalis profile image


      6 years ago from North Carolina

      As newbie to Hubpages, this is very informative. I have been reading poetry and personal hubs nonstop since joining. And I must confess that I didn't leave a comment everytime. The last hub I wrote was emotionally draining. I felt a little depleted after opening myself up. But reading what other Hubbers are going through and the different ways that they express themselves is very intriguing to me. I am very happy to be a part of such a creative community. From here on out, I'll make sure to be a productive and supportive part of it as well. Thank you for the post! I'm voting up!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Emily, yes I love to read the comments on my hubs. Seeing your smiling face is a bonus today :) Thanks for the great, positive words. You always respond to what I write on your hubs and I appreciate that. Take care!

      @Jlava73, You are quite right that we should treat others as we wish to be treated. Excellent point.

      @Cathleena, I had the same issue. I didn't know when I started that it's a good thing but now I do and I enjoy it as well :) Thanks for the vote, share, and positivity :)

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      6 years ago

      I almost always leave comments on hubs I read. I only don't if I honestly don't have anything to say, maybe on a poorly written hub or a vague, uninformative hub - luckily I don't come across too many of those! I do check back also to see comment responses, sometimes for clarification or just for encouragement to the writer. It's a great practice to answer comments and a great way as you mention to really get far on HP and increase traffic and followers. It's also fun responding to comments on my hubs :-) Great hub, Christy!!!

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      All important points. I like to comment on Hubs I read either to encourage, offer support or just let the Author know I read their work. I know I appreciate it when a comment is left for me on one of my Hubs.

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      Cathleena Beams 

      6 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Awesome advice on commenting and the reasons why we should do so. When I first began writing on HubPages I didn't realize the need for this, but I do now and am faithful about it now. I wait to approve comments until I have the time to respond to them and to reciprocate a hub visit in return. Also voting up and sharing!

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @John, thanks for sharing your advice here. That is great that you are getting lots of comments! The majority I get are from HP users. Keep up the great work!

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      John Reid-Roberts 

      6 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Great Article. I used to write a comment back to every person, but now I tend to go for only HubPages users who comment. Unless it is a regular. This is because a few of my guides that get a lot of views from Google get a lot of comments a day, and posting a reply to each one, especially the repetitive ones gets old. I used to do it to every comment, but now I would say 100% from HubPages users, 95% from Google commenters.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Angelme566, thanks for the comments and votes too. I enjoy when people learn from my hubs; it is nice to be able to share what I have learned while writing here.

      @dwachira, Yes HubPages is a great community. Commenters such as yourself are great to have, thanks!

      @Angela, Awe, you are a sweety! Thank-you Angela.

      @marcoujor, Yes there are obligations outside of HP and I completely understand your remark. Nice of you to stop by!

      @Pagesvoice, Hope you are healthier now. Nice to connect with you. Take care.

      @Trish, Hehe that goes with the saying, "If you have nothing good to say..." - good tactic :)

      @Suzette, Glad you enjoyed the read. Thanks for stopping by here.

    • Angelme566 profile image


      6 years ago

      Thank you for this information , i learnt so many things from here , especially that i know less on the rules and everything in hub ,, now i know the importance of comments and answering the comments too.

      A great hub,,, voted all and share d..

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Nice hub ChristyWrites, what would it be without comments in Hubpages. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared

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      Slaven Cvijetic 

      6 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      An excellently written hub! Angela shared that hub and I came across that wonderful advise! Yes, I, personally, also respond to comments. Sharing and Voted up!

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Hi I wanted to stop by and share your great article again!

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear christy,

      This is a wonderful essay for all of us, new or older to HubPages.

      It is written openly and nondefensively. I like your style very much and that you tackled the subject in the first place.

      I have made some wonderful friendships through thoughtful use of the comment section. I think it is valuable when used constructively and deadly when used in a snipish manner. That always saddens me.

      I consistently respond to comments on my hubs. I strive to return to everyone's writing site and read/ leave a comment as well. I am not always as complete in this process due to my other work/ life obligations.

      Voted UP & UABI... have a peaceful day. Hugs, Maria

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      Dennis L. Page 

      6 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Thank you for giving the readers here a refresher course on the ABCs of proper Hubbing. I now have to go back to some of my older Hubs and check for comments. I was ill for a while and I know I missed some of the remarks by those who took the time to reply. Great advice.

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      Tricia Mason 

      6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      Yes, this is good advice. I like to acknowledge those who acknowledge my work. It's only fair.

      I clicked to say that I always leave a comment, but, in truth, sometimes, if I am not too keen on an article, I'd rather say nothing at all. :)

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great idea for a hub! I enjoyed reading this and your tips are great. Most good Hubbers follow this advice.

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Sunshine, LOL I was on here when you commented so it's a bit of a cheat :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You are quicker then me with comment responses! You go girl!:)

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @DzyMsLizzy, Hehe your hub-hopping comment is funny :) I am glad you respond to the notes people leave for you on your informative hubs. Thanks for stopping by today.

      @Ruchira, The main thing is that you do take time to jot down a quick note to the person who took time to write you one. Taking a few days to respond is fine as the main point is that you DO respond. We all do get busy :)

      @Sunshine, Hehe nope it's a little quicker than a few months! Here is your timely response: thanks my ray of sunshine! :)

      @lsadorasThought, I am glad you learned from this hub and hope the information helps you in your HubPages journey :) Take care.

      @Jackie, Aw thanks hon! You are a great follower and always leave such kind words on my work :)

      @vocalcoach, thanks for the offer to link my hub to yours. What is your hub called and I will return the favour (link for a link hehe). So pleased that you enjoy the read here!

      @Olde Cashmere, you leave kind words for me on your hubs and I appreciate it :) Thanks for the votes too.

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      Liz Elias 

      6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Well put! I try to reply to all my commenters, and most of the time I do leave a comment.

      Only sometimes, when hub-hopping, do I run across the occasional situation in which I must remember Mother's teaching, "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all."

      Great hub--voted up, interesting, useful and shared.

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      I agree...gotta do onto others as you would want them to treat ya.

      I have been particular of responding back to comments and do apologize if and when I get late in acknowledging.

      useful hub!

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I do my best to respond to comments. At times it might be 5 months later, but I eventually respond. Ok, that's a bit extreme....I do respond in a timely manner depending on how much time I have in a day. Great reasons to respond. I'm looking forward to your response to my comment. I'll check back in a few months! :)

    • IsadorasThought profile image


      6 years ago

      Good article, Christy. However, I dont really respond to my hub's comments (unless they're questions). I do read all of them and usually am so moved I end up crying :) But I write poems, so the comments I get don't require a response and I wouldn't feel good "forcing" it. As for "clarification" - that's actually the bigger reason for my not responding. I find it quite fascinating when someone misinterprets my poem completely and I feel I would take something away if I "clarified" it. To acknowledge my readers (and I really have some amazing ones), I leave feedback on their hubs or send them fan mail. I found your hub very useful - it helped me understand how and why the communiting works here (cause I'm new, I dont know much ;) ). Thank you, Christy!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      There needed to be a second choice under always. I try to always but then I will go back sometimes and realize I missed someone and feel so awful! Hp can be a real job at times, and it is certainly not the pay that keeps me here, lol, but all the great you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Christy! I recently wrote a hub about this same topic. Would you like me to link to this hub? Please let me know.

      This is such an important part of being successful on hubpages. And it never even occured to me that some people do not leave a comment after they read a hub.

      I enjoyed this so much and have gained further inspiration and knowledge for leaving comments. Voted up and more!

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      A great topic to write about Christy. I try my best to respond to every comment I receive on my hubs out of respect for them reading. Voted up, interesting, and useful :)

    • ChristyWrites profile imageAUTHOR

      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @crazzykylex, Thanks for your positivity here. You are so genuine and I have stopped by to read your hubs too. I hope we will motivate one another my friend :)

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      6 years ago from Incredible India!

      But there a lot of hubbers like Jessi10 (I find her really egoistic) and many others, who hardly reply to your comments, no matter if they require especially the author's response.

      However, I don't ignore the comments. It's too hard for me to do so. (I'm very emotional) The readers (who commented) deserves your response and probably more than that.

      By the way, once again a great Hub, Christy. You're really inspiring me to write more. Waiting for your next informative hub. Love you :) as a friend ;)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @unknown spy, I agree that kind words are a great way to say thank-you :)

      @myownlife, I would encourage you to continue to write as you read. People will be more likely to follow you as you grow the number of hubs. Balance is good. Welcome to HubPages!

      @Trinity, Good manners is right. Thanks for stopping by to read.

      @endless sea, Thanks for the votes and positivity as well.

      @John, Yes, that is another positive reason to respond. Thanks for adding that detail to the hub!

      @Teaches, You are a wonderful supporter. I appreciate all of your reads. Have a wonderful evening.

      @Mekenzie, Thank-you. I do like to read what others write. I'm glad I'm not alone! What kind words, much appreciated.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @handymanbill, thank-you. Time management is important. When you have more hubs your readers will understand that it may take longer for you to respond. That is fine; the main thing is to respond when you are able.

      @Julie, thank-you for the vote, share, and kindness of your comment.

      @Mei, You are right about the community feeling. HP has a family atmosphere, doesn't it?! Thanks for your comment and welcome to HubPages :)

      @Angela, hey you! I had not heard that about readership - perhaps you could ask the question in the Q&A section of HP? Thanks for stopping by.

      @DS Duby, What a nice comment! I appreciate it. It is nice to be connected to you and to support one another. Keep up your great work.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Excellent article! I love it. I always do reply because its my way of saying thank you for taking time to stop and read my work :)

    • myownlife profile image


      6 years ago from london

      As being a new hubber I keep on eyeing on each and every possible hubs and trying to get known keys knot of the hubpages so far I am enjoying and trying get more follower before adding more hubs, is this acceptable?

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      Trinity M 

      6 years ago

      Great hub as always Christy. I agree that it is very important to leave feedback. If someone took the time to read one of my hubs it is only good manners to reply. Getting return traffic is just an added bonus.

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 

      6 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      Nice hub! very in formative. Yes replying to comments is very important and I make sure do so :) voted up and useful!

    • johnsmitht profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm not so sure on this one, but I think that by participating on other people's hubs you increase your Hub Author score. And a good hub page + a good hub author score = do follow links for a hub! (And for popularity reasons too, ofcourse).

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Your article will help new hubbers to understand the process and remind the rest of us of the importance of commenting. Well done!

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      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Great topic Christy. Yes it is so important to comment, it means so much to me when people leave them on my hubs. It is a matter of respect to acknowledge and thank those who take the time to leave their feedback.

      Voted Up and Useful,


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      6 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Really great article. I always write a response to people. I hope I will always have time although I guess it would get hard after so many hubs. Or at least become a challenge.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Great article reminding all of us the importance of commenting on other articles- not only for helping pageviews but also to build community. Voted up and shared!

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      Mei Eden 

      6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Thanks Christy! I totally agree with your advice. I'm a new hubber, and it makes me feel so great when someone takes the time to read my hubs and comment on them.

      That's one of the reasons I love HubPages so much. The community here is so friendly and encouraging. I've considered other writing sites, and just keep coming back to HubPages because of the encouraging comments.

      Voted up and great hub!

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      KristiWrites you are my idol so I have a question? I don't know if I read this or was just dreaming. But, don't comments, readership even from our hub community make up move up in the google search engine?

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      DS Duby 

      6 years ago from United States, Illinois

      Another very useful hub, you are quite the asset to your fellow Hubbers and HubPages. I always leave comments when reading hubs unless it's on my phone then I usually go back and leave a response. I have to say though I didn't realize just how beneficial it was until reading your hub, I thought it was just good manners, lol. Thanks for the great advice voted up, awesome and useful! Sharing

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Josh, Awe, you are so nice!

      @Marc, Thank-you buddy :)

      @2patricias, I completely agree with you. New ideas are often brought to the table with comments. Thanks for taking time to read the hub.

      @DRG, You are welcome and thank YOU for stopping by here.

      @Peggy, You do make excellent points here. I often do the same with a read of the commenter's hubs. Your views are great here!

      @moonlake, I am glad you do leave remarks as readers do really appreciate them. Thanks for the kind words.

      @Barbiegirl, Yes on some sites you don't have to option to respond to comments. That is a good point. I'm glad you are getting a feel for the site, you are doing great!

      @MelChi, awesome comment :) Take care

      @cPrice75, yes new discussions can certainly start here. What great feedback!

      @mary, Great to hear! Thanks for the positive words, votes, and share too :)

      @Nora, Awesome! Thank-you for stopping by.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @mskills, and a big thank YOU to you as well for leaving such a great comment here. I do value comments and respect between us is important. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your views here.

      @mwilliams, Yes I also am not always able to comment within the day that the remark was left. The important thing is just to acknowledge the reader with a few words in response. Glad you find the hub useful.

      #Michelle, Oh yes you need not be afraid to share your views. While there are some negative people there are a lot more supporters here at HP! We root for each other :)

      @wetnosedogs, Glad to hear it. Thanks for stopping by to read!

      @Sandonia, Excellent, you are off and running to your next hub. Well done!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are very welcome Christy! And thanks for the welcome, I really appreciate it! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Josh, I love the way you are creating conversation here with your comments back. What a great way to build HP community! Thanks for the positive remark and welcome to HP :) So glad to be able to help you with this hub.

      @TToombs, thank-you! I agree that responding to comments is a sign of respect and acknowledgement is a way to spread positivity as well as a sense of connection.

      @Bill, Oh dear sorry for taking away from your subject. Perhaps your hub could have a variation on the topic? Thanks for your loyal support my friend.

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      Marc Babineau 

      6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Great hub, very informative for hubbers just starting out, and those who have not yet seen the benefits of reciprocation with regards to cross-commenting! Well done!

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      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      I enjoy receiving comments on my hubs, as it makes me believe that they are being read. It seems only fair to respond to the comments. Some of the best comments add to the value of the hub, as the writer will throw new ideas into the pot, or challenge something in the hub.

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      Felix J Hernandez 

      6 years ago from All over the USA

      Very informative and thoughtful for me. Thank you for making me take this in to consideration.

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I second billybuc's comment. Not only is it common courtesy to respond to comments, but one soon learns which people are worth following. There are so many excellent writers on HubPages. One could sit and read all day long and never get anything else accomplished. Often, with few exceptions, it is due to receiving a comment that I head on over to that person's hub to see what else they have written...and, of course, leave my comment. Sharing another's hub with followers is another great way to boost readership...and one soon learns those who reciprocate in kind. Voted up, useful and sharing!

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      6 years ago from America

      Enjoyed reading your hub. I make sure I also respond to a comment. I have heard many say they don't and I have noticed ones that don't. I also try to visit the hubs of people who comment on my hubs. Voted Up.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great hub. Personally, this was something that took me awhile to understand. When I first started here I didn't realize you could respond to others in the comment section or that you even should and then suddenly there were full conversations in the comment sections. Sometimes those are my favorite parts of the hubs I write.

      For me, I respond individually to each person because I think they deserve to be acknowledged. And I comment on every single hub that I visit so other hubbers know I have been there. I think that is just good community support!

      Great job and great hub!

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Excellent topic! If people take the time and thought to stop by someone else's hub and write a comment, I feel the author has the responsibility to write a comment back. After all, we're all here writing to get our voices heard, for exposure, and to converse with other people. Voted up!!

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      6 years ago from USA

      You made a good point in this hub. I attempt to respond to all of the comments that people post to my hubs, more out of thanks for their stopping by than anything else. Sometimes, good discussions are started in the comment section, as well. Voted up.

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      6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Thanks for the advice Christy! This is a very useful Hub. Voting up and useful!!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Good advice! I love to receive comments on my Hubs and I always respond to those who take the time to read and comment on my work. I'm voting this UP, etc.etc. and will share.

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      6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Due to a year-long hiatus, I'm in the process of ambling through my neglected hubs in order to make sure every comment has been suitably welcomed with my quirky colloquialisms (I would say I'm mostly kidding, but ... yeah, anyway).

      So, the coincidence of seeing this hub in the feed is a happy respite from crafting ridiculous jokes that I'm certain only serve to alienate what few readers I have. The relief in knowing that I'm not the only one who places such value and effort in this aspect of HubPages is welcomed.

      High fives to everyone championing common courtesy. In the vein of billybuc's response, I feel much like Carrot Top MCing a funeral when my own comments skip straight to video. A simple "thanks, I guess" isn't too much to ask, right?

      Thanks for the timely read.

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      6 years ago from Left Coast, USA

      I do always comment. I feel so privileged to have people not only read my hubs, but who also comment on them. I fear that there are often a few days between their comments and my reply, but I always go back. For me it is a question of respect and appreciation.

      With regard to the hubs I read, I am like you. I go back over and over to see what the comments and responses are.

      Thank you for posting.

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      Michelle Taylor 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      I completely agree with everything you said. One of the things I have come to realize about this site in particular is it is full of great, friendly people and we should all support one another. Until very recently I was always afraid to comment because sometimes what I think is witty or amusing actually comes off as rude. Also, I was somewhat intimidated by the already established relationships I saw. I very nice hubber showed me the error in my thinking. Definitely sharing this to spread the word :-)

    • wetnosedogs profile image


      6 years ago from Alabama

      I always enjoy the comments I get on my hubs and I respond as well.

      This is a great advice hub.

    • sandonia profile image


      6 years ago

      This is great advice. It's something I've already take notice of, but it's always important to refresh things like this in one's mind. Also, you've given me an idea for another hub to write. Splendid job!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      @Bill, I absolutely agree with you well put! Commenting is a sign of respect, especially because we all have our requirements and obligations. the least one can do is respect that and send a comment. You are good man Bill!

      @ttoombso Yes, common courtesy would be to comment, unfortunately we live in a rude world. So sad!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It''s funny but I was thinking of doing a hub like this one; I think I'll pass now that you covered it so well. I think this is an important hub for hubbers to read, especially the part about acknowledging your readers....I am amazed by the number of times I have left comments (quite a few times actually) and gotten no response. I can tell you that I rarely return after that treatment. If I take the time to comment, and I'm as busy as anyone on HubPages, then the least that can happen is a response. If not, there are others out there who would be happy to have me visit their site.

      Well done Christy!

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      Terrye Toombs 

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

      Fantastic advice, Christy, and very helpful! I think it's also just plain common courtesy to acknowledge that someone took time out of their busy schedule to read and then COMMENT on something that I wrote. They didn't have to do that, heck, they could have read someone else's stuff. :) Nicely done.Voted up and then some!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Excellent hub Christy! Great advice, I love to comment! I am a new hubber and trying to soak in everything; thanks for this great article! Voted up, awesome, useful, and sharing!!


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