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The Value of Sharing Good Hubs with Your Followers

Updated on April 27, 2012

The Value of Writing

Writing articles is an incredibly relaxing, therapeutic, and exhilarating experience. The process of putting on paper your knowledge, thoughts, and entertaining tidbits helps you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and what you stand for. But for most writers, this is not the only purpose of writing. The dream of every writer is to know that their writing is of value, they are contributing to a greater body of knowledge, and people are moved to both deeper thoughts and actions through reading the author's material.

This is not the case for everyone. Some people want to write without the world knowing the topics of their penmanship. If you desire your writing to be secluded from the eyes of others, then the rest of this article is of no relevance to you - and you should probably NEVER write anything online. But, for those of you who are interested in writing things outside of your diary and want people to read it, keep reading!

Hubberly Love - How to Gain More Readers

There are many ironies in life:

  • It is impossible to complain about a complainer without becoming one yourself.
  • The word abbreviation is incredibly long.
  • Iceland is green and Greenland is icy.
  • The only thing that is certain in life is that life is uncertain.
  • You don't find happiness by seeking it out, but by trying to provide it to others.

One thing we can know: as many great philosophers have stated throughout time, it is better to give than to receive. When we focus on sharing, it comes back to benefit us!

What does this have to do with writing articles on HubPages or elsewhere online? Everything!

The more that you share other people's quality articles with your followers and viewers, the more views you receive! Two HubPages authors that I know do this a lot are Molometer and Alocsin. There are many others, and all of them not only write quality articles themselves, but also share the great writing of others when they come across it.

This is a brilliant action. Some may believe that recommending other authors' articles will decrease the viewership of your articles. On the contrary, it gives you a tremendous boost.

Why Sharing Articles Helps You

I absolutely enjoy following Molometer because he shares great articles all of the time. If I notice that he has shared an article, I know that it will be both entertaining and a good read. Additionally, when I write a good article I know that he may share it with his followers - increasing my article views!

Now that you know having people around who share your articles is beneficial, why is it beneficial for you to share other people's articles?

There are four reasons to share other people's hubs with your followers:

  1. Flattery: Everyone appreciates being recognized for doing a good work. Sharing someone's article will reveal that you have noticed their talent and insight. This is simply being considerate and thoughtful - the world needs more people who do this.
  2. Mutual Sharing: If someone else shares your article, you will think, "Hey, I should share one of their articles!" Therefore, through being thoughtful towards someone else, they may reciprocate, benefiting you as well!
  3. Publicity: When I continually see someone's name, it becomes more recognizable and quickly attracts my attention. If I see your name only once, it is unlikely to stick. However, if your name consistently shows up on my news feed, with quality content, you will stand out in my mind - just as molometer does.
  4. Positive Associations: If I see someone posting great articles (their own or someone elses), I will associate them with great reads! With so many articles being published, it is hard to know what is worth reading. When someone who is trusted recommends an article, I read it! When they write their own article, I read it! The quality of your articles may even appear higher if you are sharing other, high quality articles.

Why It Works: When someone is shopping for a computer or vehicle, there is a lot of competition. I am not going to purchase two cars or two laptops. However, with free articles, there is no competition! Someone can read your article AND my article - we both gain views, we both make an impact, we both come out ahead.

Clearly, sharing quality hubs is a win-win situation. I'm going to start doing it more often. Maybe you should too!


Let Me Share Your Hubs!

If sharing hubs is valuable for everyone involved, why wait any longer? Let's start now!

Here is the game: If you share this article with your readers (or another one of mine - if you've seen this one too much), and then mention to me in a comment that you have done so, I will share one of your articles that I like with my followers.

This way we both receive a few more article views, potential gain a few more followers, and get to have some fun sharing great articles with each other.

Share and comment below and we will see what happens. Then discover how to really make money with HubPages.


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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      I'm glad that you enjoyed! I'll have to check out more of your articles once they are written. Good luck!

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      Atyq 5 years ago

      I think that sharing articles from other authors is valuable Robert. I appreciate finding a shared article knowing that if it caught their attention, it will likely be interesting to me. I've SHARED this with my followers.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Awesome His princesz! Thanks for sharing. I will be reading some of your shortly!

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      His princesz 5 years ago

      I am a new comeback here and you gained another follower! Voted up and shared! ;)

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 5 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Hi Robert,

      I've shared this article with my followers! I agree with everything on it :)

      Regards and good hubs :)

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      Sonny Siano Ellar 5 years ago

      for a neophyte like myself in this field, this article is excessively helpful. I must say that your upcoming Hubs is something I should be looking forward to. Thanks for this and I'm now a follower of you.

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      twoseven 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Ok, I'm in! Great lead in to your article too - you lured me in with the promise of a game - I love games! :) I really appreciate this positive and supportive attitude and I think it makes HubPages a really wonderful place to share writing.

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      bockshiner 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Great hub and great idea! I just learned how to share other people's hubs so I will be doing that more starting with this one.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      After reading this, I understood the value of sharing, and the mechanics, since I had not understood the concept, and it has definitley paid off in new readers, or else I have been "discovered," an unlikely concept.

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Voted up and awesome. One more follower for you!

      I found you through HubPages Writer's Community on Facebook (courtesy of dmcgaw) and absolutely love this hub. Just this morning I wrote a new hub that mentioned this exact same a giver, not a taker. I will add an anchored link as soon as I'm done commenting here.

      Aloha and Keep On Hubbin'

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      Wilbart26 5 years ago

      Great quality article! Your hub, must be a model or others, sharing facts and information that's very beneficial for all. Your thoughts and mine are the same, it works by the way! Your a wise guy! Happy hubbing.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Fantastic article and advice! Karma certainly does exist in the world and in HubPages. If it weren't for sharing, I wouldn't have found your article and wouldn't have started following you to read more great hubs! Thanks for sharing this, I'm happy to share your article as well. Voted up - interesting, useful and awesome!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Robert,this is all valuable information that all hubbers need to read and use.I think the sharing feature here on HubPages is a great feature to make aware to our followers some great hubs and also that sharing hubs benefits both the writer of the hub as well has the person who shared the hub. This is a must read hub for all hubbers, that is why i am sharing it with all my followers .

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and useful. Very informative. I've been sharing and I will now share more. This one definitely gets a share. Thanks for the positive advice.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Great hub! sharing really works ... as I wrote a review about its impact on search entire traffic a while back. It helps new hubbers to get readers and everyone to get traffic.

      However, you may want to edit this hub. My original one was banned for suggesting people leave comments and that I would share in return, as it was considered overly promotional. A quick reword could save you the same problem. I completely rewrote the idea from a community perspective and the moderators were ok with that.

      Good luck to you, let the sharing continue! :-)

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      Dr Pandula 5 years ago from Norway

      Nice advise and interesting read. Voted up!

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      Tonette Fornillos 5 years ago from The City of Generals

      I never thought sharing articles could be so wonderful, all I'm thinking when sharing is the sense that it's so worth sharing and people must read them too. Thank you Robert, I just feel lucky, now I know I must continue doing the good attitude! Very educating hub!

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      This hub was very interesting. I, too, share hubs if I find a good one or interesting, because they have deserved to be read by more people if they were written in a well-written way. The same with this hub!

      Shared Interesting and Useful and Voted up!

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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      Good hub I finally learnt how to share with my followers I've only shared on twitter before. So voted up and sharing.

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Great article, enjoyed it! Now let's try sharing it..... :)


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      Joana e Bruno 5 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

      Great advices you have in this hub, I honestly hope that many more people see it and do the same that I will do now...SHARED.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Up all the way and outstanding advice. I have shared a number of Hubs after I noticed that some of mine were being shared and figured out what that meant (douhhh).

      I will share this one and will share more often as well!

      Great Hub!

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      MaryBeth Walz 5 years ago from Maine

      I loved this hub, not only for it's great advice, but especially for its feel-good perspective! I haven't been doing enough sharing with this community, but will make a good start today - thanks.

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      buckleupdorothy 5 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      Very informative! I was wondering how the internal sharing worked - and I had just been getting the hang of it when they went and changed the formatting! Poor newbies. But in any case, the necessary adjustments have now been made! Voted up and shared.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Robert, I make a point to share articles and hubs with readers whether it's here on on other networks. I totally agree that sharing does increase the views of the sharer as well.

      Good useful hub.

      Up all the way and shared.

      BTW, this is my second visit.

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      OMGirdle 5 years ago from United States

      Great article and so true. We need to help each other and I will start on my next hub.

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      Anna 5 years ago from New York, NY

      Robert, you make really excellent points about the benefits of sharing and I love your writing style and the topics you write about. I'm sharing this article! :)

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      Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      this is a good reminder that online success isn't a one-way street or two-way street ... it's a multi-avenue intersection requiring participation.

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      nakmeister 6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Really good article, I've never thought about sharing articles before, not even sure you could. Shared this with my followers, and will be sharing more great articles as I come across them. Thanks!

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      Milli 6 years ago from USA

      What an eye opening article. Brilliant game. Let`s play it. I shared this hub. Thanks for posting this it. Voted up also!

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      kevins blog52 6 years ago from southern Indiana

      Your a very good writer as well as witty, I will start sharing more cant hurt anything, I need all the help I can get. Voted up and use full.

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      Kathy Sima 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a very interesting article. Happy to share it!

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      TripleAMom 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Robert, just found this and love it. I, too, share articles. One thing though is that I try to ask the author if it is OK to share if I'm going to post on Pintrest or Facebook due to the concerns about people reproducing other people's work, but sharing with followers on HP is awesome. I just referenced a hub in one of my more recent hubs as well. Would love to know that mine are being shared. Voted up and following you.

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      onthegrind 6 years ago from Florida, United States

      Very cool. Interesting read. Hoping to get in on some hubberly love myself, lol. Sharing!

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      Hahaha! Brain, I love you man. You have some incredible wit for writing as well. You are a very funny and entertaining guy. And actually, a few of his speech mannerisms I may have taken as my own. You are a very observant reader.

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      bmcoll3278 6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Hey Robert one thing I just have to say. Every time I read something you wrote I hear Owen Wilson's Voice in my head. Do you sound anything like him?

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      bmcoll3278 6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      I could not agree more

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      bmcoll3278 6 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

      Great job as always Robert. You have a skill with words that I envy.


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      Angelo52 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is something I do regularly. Not only do I share good articles with my followers on Hubpages but I also will share on Facebook, Twitter and Stumble Upon if appropriate. Vote up + shared.

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      Michael Ward 6 years ago from Texas

      Interesting concept, and it probably works. More traffic all around and possibly new followers all around.

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      That's a very good point now Wesley. I think I will have to limit it to sharing only several articles at a time. Getting overwhelmed is no good. But hopefully you'll see some articles that interest you and give them a read!

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      Wesley Meacham 6 years ago from Wuhan, China

      That is funny... the only flaw that I see is that I'll never have enough time to read all the hubs that are now being shared to me. I'm not complaining because most of them look interesting and I don't know if I would have seen them otherwise.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Who am I to argue, I shared your hub. The only flaw I find with this idea is that if the same hub gets shared repeatedly, does it end up being listed repeatedly in my view of recent hub activity?

      Anyhow, voted up for the idea of helping others.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      A great read you have here. I enjoyed this one on sharing more than all others I've read, and there have been some that are quite good! I've been reading about pros and cons on sharing and trying to understand every angle of the concept. Okay, I'm getting my feet wet. This is the first one I am sharing.

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      CJ Baker 6 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Great Hub! I found it because someone I was following shared it!I am totally sharing it as well.

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      Patriette 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm new to Hubpages and have just published two Hubs. But I wondered, now what? How do I compete with all these way more experienced and prolific Hubbers? BINGO! Sharing.....

      Thanks much, Robert.

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      I like your article and I like your game, so I'm sharing. Take care.

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow!, Robert. Interesting hub. Loved it. You are so right, so I'm going to share this article! It's well-written and informative. I'm glad I came across it. Many votes and sharing!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful article. I do share hubs that are useful and interesting. So I'm sharing this one.

      Voting it up and useful too.

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Robert, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I am glad I saw this article because it was shared on my feed. I love sharing good articles and do so on a regular basis. I agree with your reasons for doing so. I am definitely sharing this, and not just because you offered to share mine! Have a wonderful day!

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      Barbara Bethard 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      way to go Robert! I enjoyed this one and the one on making money here at HP!shared here and on my FB :)

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      When you click the f share button you get to choose where you want to share this hub, with your followers, which I do every time I read a great hub, and yes, with twitter, stumbleupon, digg, reddit, google+ and facebook. But you get to choose which one of these if any you want to send this post to. Let's go, full circle, nice!

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      Happy to have hub-hopped onto this fabulous hub article. :-)

      I look forward to taking some time-out and reading more of what you have to say.

      Now off to heed your advice and 'share the love' (and obviously your hub article in doing so).

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      Larry Fields 6 years ago from Northern California

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks for explaining. Now that I know how, your hub is the first of many that I'll be sharing.

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      Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Excellent points, well made and explained. I'd make only a single correction to your "ironies of life." That is, that there IS a certainty to life, that being, "you don't get out of it alive." Or as Ol' Ben Franklin said, "Only 2 things in life are certain: death and taxes."

      Voted up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      Awesome! It takes a little bit of figuring out. Especially since Hubpages has been rearranging things a bit. Click on the "f share" and you have a plethora of options for sharing - but you know that now! I look forward to reading some of your articles.

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      Wesley Meacham 6 years ago from Wuhan, China

      Never mind, I figured it out.

      I just shared your article.

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      Wesley Meacham 6 years ago from Wuhan, China

      I like the idea. I've notice in my feed that others have been sharing articles with me and a couple of times people have told me in comments that they shared an article of mine. Looking back the first one that got shared had an initial spike of views that eventually tapered off. Originally I attributed this to the near absurdity of the topic but I think the fact that it was shared had a lot to do with it.

      This may be a silly question but how exactly do I share an article?

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      Levertis Steele 6 years ago from Southern Clime

      Wonderful tip. I will work on sharing more. Thanks.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Well written hub with valuable content that I will share with my followers.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      cprice75 6 years ago from USA

      Your hub has been shared with my followers.

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      Michelle Taylor 6 years ago from New Jersey

      This is an absolutely fantastic idea. I will definitely share this :-)

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      Annie Fenn 6 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for this brilliant idea, it's a little like a chain letter, well sort of, but better!!! I often share hubs I enjoy and am now sharing this one with my followers.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 6 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a good interesting article. Sharing is a good idea and it has increased my hub views since I started doing it. I am sharing this with my followers.

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      Hi Larry! You can simply share the hub with your followers on HubPages! Click on the "f share" button and a list will come up where you can share articles on facebook, with a link on a website, twitter, or with your followers on HubPages. I am just recommending that people share hubs with their follow HubPages users - most of us enjoy doing a bit of reading.

      Look forward to seeing your hubs and hubs that you share! Have a great one Larry - and ask more questions if they arrive.

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      Larry Fields 6 years ago from Northern California

      Voted up and more. Now here's Larry's stoopid question of the day.

      At the bottom of the hub, I see an "f share" button that I can click on. Am I safe in assuming that the "f" is Facebook?

      If so, I won't be participating in the Sharing Game, because most of the big-name social networking sites do not respect the privacy of their users.

      If not, this slightly out-of-date writer is all ears.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Good ideas and a great way to meet hubbers and share hubs. Whether your hubs are successful or not, it's a wonderful way to meet people and learn new things. Voted up and SHARED.

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      Bill De Giulio 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Robert. You are wise beyond your years young man. I also can't recall sharing an article. What's wrong with me? I comment often and certainly have found many, many wonderful Hubs that I have enjoyed, including this one. Well, you have inspired me and at this moment in time I declare that I will share all articles that I find enjoyable. Voted up and useful and funny and awesome and interesting and yes, Shared.

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      David 6 years ago from Northern California

      I haven't been here too long so I haven't fully grasped the whole sharing thing but, after reading this, I really think I need to figure it out.

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      I am glad I was able to share some insight on how to promote/make money with hubs. I wish you the best as you keep writing and sharing!

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      Mary Strain 6 years ago from The Shire

      Robert, this is the first time I shared any article. I'm still a relative newbie and just got my own Adsense account. Thanks for showing me a little more about the business end of this addicting hobby.

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      Linda Liebrand 6 years ago from San Francisco

      What a fun idea! Voted up and shared :-)

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      Tricia Mason 6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Hi :)

      Sharing interesting, quality items does seem to be a great idea all round.

      OK! Shared! :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This is an excellent article and I agree completely that sharing is a gift that keeps on giving. It is nice to meet you with this hub, as I haven't come across you in the past. Outstanding hub.

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      Robert Erich 6 years ago from California

      Thanks all for your comments and I have loved reading your articles! I am learning some more great tips from some amazing writers.

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub Robrt. And you are so right about the helpful sharing that Molometer and Alocsin do, Brett.Tesol encourages Hubbers to share as well. I share from time to time and i think your idea is great. Lots of votes and SHARED.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 6 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Ditto!!! You're a genius...

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      David Hunt 6 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

      Robert, consider this hub shared-- great "game". But, just as importantly, great article.

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      Jessica Rangel 6 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      I am totally sharing this Hub with others, AND posting a LINK to it on one of my Hubs! Its great!

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      Peter V 6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      Great Hub, Great idea! I do love the community here on Hubpages.

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      Melis Ann 6 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      I think that sharing articles from other authors is valuable Robert. I appreciate finding a shared article knowing that if it caught their attention, it will likely be interesting to me. I've SHARED this with my followers.

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      dmop 6 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      This was a great article, I haven't done much sharing here on Hubpages, perhaps it is time I start. Thanks for writing this, voted up, useful, and shared.

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      kelleyward 6 years ago

      Great idea! I'm sharing this article with my followers! Take care, Kelley

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      viquar 6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Hub shared!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Robert,

      Nice meeting you here on HubPages. You have learned early on how to promote your articles using the share button. Brett Tesol is one who actively promotes the sharing of hubs also. Voting this up, useful and happy to SHARE!

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Robert Bless you brother. Your hub caught my eye in the reader. I like this allot. We do reap what we sow, that is a law of universal nature. Personally i share many articles from others to others. i also link out on fb, twitter, pin it as well.

      Bro, What you write is true we all love a bit of a pep up rally. It is nice to know our writing is appreciated. I am honored to join your rank of fans and I look forward to reading more of your hubs. I have shared with my followers and I have linked out! up n awesome. Thank you Robert.