A compelling hub and hubpages response
Our responsibility as writers is huge today everything we do counts for us, or against
Here's my response below
I loved the way your hub approached the whole concept about people needing to pay it forward for you @PDXKaraokeGuy, based on the written criteria itself, and the usage of cool imagery, but you can't expect others to do as you do on hubpages.
"If I take the time to leave a thoughtful comment on your hub, you should return it." this was written by PDXKaraokeGuy on his hub recently. All the parts beneath this statement as well, I just don't agree with, but it is to each ones own for people to have their own opinions on matters of sharing on hubpages, and anywhere else for that matter, because its something given to one another freely, and not a requirement.
My point of view on the web and sharing on Hubpages
The web is just like the real world, and its full of people of all walks of life, many of whom may not understand such a concept as sharing or doing for others as was done for them, so therefore try to appreciate what you've been receiving thus far, this is all I can do as well or any of us online writers for that matter.
@PDXKaraokeGuy, That specific part of your hub could be perceived as being somewhat pushy, as to demanding others to view and read your hubs, at least that's what I got from reading it all.
I personally understand such a thing as playing it fair and sharing selflessly, without expectation of others to do the same for me, and I've put in 110% effort in helping get the word out for others. I even quit my job to help people online by creating a web business dedicated to network assistance, and that's not something I recommend for people to do to help others on the web. It's the only way for me to make my true digital presence known today, and to play a significant role or have any real effect in helping folks digitally.
Unfortunately the web is becoming one of the only means of making a decent respectable income for many unemployed folks worldwide. I'm happy to be so giving to others today, and even if it takes years for my efforts to get noticed, I can only try my hardest to share my knowledge and expertise freely.
Temptation is always there, But I will resist
No matter what though, I will not resort to the temptation to expect to receive back from the community, by asking for more feedback or what have you. I'm sure many people have worked intensively to succeed as many web personality types continue to emerge daily on hubpages, and the many career types that they seem to choose to become today such as an online writer, and it all is surely a build up. Eventually for many lucky souls, hard earnest efforts on the web or hubpages for that matter, tends to become a decent pay off over time, especially for those who've had what it takes to begin with.
This is definitely proven by, simply seeing the outcomes on our hubpages homepage, show casing all the yearly earnings for each persons success story. I'm sure many of the most successful hubbers here, have done so with the use of their active knowledge, skills, and keen understanding of the ways the web truly works, besides that of their pure writing potential and overall communicative efforts with others.
With that being said I fully understand your position @PDXKaraokeGuy, but be aware of the fact that not everyone has the same amount of time to utilize such a network as hubpages for writing, and or social communications, and for that specific reasoning many will not have enough time to communicate to everyone as you expect them to do with you, based on what your hub stated there. I sense you haven't thought that factor over much, prior to publishing those words in your hub, that I simply had a disagreed with.
A helpful hub about Insightful Commenting on hubpages
Communicating huge efforts outside of hubpages
I actually have communicated to every single person I could who left me a comment or two, and I still have difficulty in doing so depending on all the comments I might receive in a single helping.
My personal efforts elsewhere definitely makes it harder to communicate on hubpages, but its worth it in the end because its all being done to help everyone I'm in contact with daily on hubpages, and beyond. I currently use Pinterest, Facebook, Google Plus, Stumble Upon, Digg, Pearltrees, Twitter, and many more networks as well. You can find a great deal of my efforts to help other authors of hubpages on those networks via the links provided.
I read hubs in their entirety as well, then I provide all the necessary feedback to complete the sharing process, or as they say paying it forward here on hubpages. I also devote a great deal of my time to sharing many hubpages authors across the web on many differing networks daily, and its a great task to do for a single person, to attempt at accomplishing daily on the large scale I've been doing, but its my way of repaying back the favor being done for me, so you see there's many other unseen efforts one may partake in, besides the commenting process, and just because feedback isn't rendered towards that specific hub doesn't necessarily mean that the person reading your hub isn't a fan of your written works.
I am a fan of yours @PDXKaraokeGuy obviously because I give your hubs you release the time of day, and I will say I don't comment on every single hub I come in contact with neither, as you've also stated about by showing your distaste for certain types of hub categories.
Above is the link to his hub to be credited for the creation of my hub here, as a response and insightful feedback. PDXKaraokeGuy's hub discusses the issue of people not returning the common courtesy of reading his hubs, after he's shown his love for theirs, via commenting or other methods of sharing.