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Real Talk - Commenting, and communicating effectively

Updated on April 18, 2013
By Social BIz Solutions
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A message to all who comment

All those who choose to comment fourth and back with me on a daily basis, I truly appreciate you, as for those who care not to comment on my hubs but read them thanks for the traffic views that's thoughtful of you.

Those who look at my profile on HP and pretty much feel disgusted by it all, well its what I have to offer, and if you don't like it, its quite alright with me. Those who never ever drop a comment, nor pay a visit, but know that I do indeed exist on hubpages, ummm I have no words for you or shall I say you won't be reading this article anyhow right! L.O.L. (Laughing out loud)

Don't all authors share with one another

I do my very best to spread the love, I cannot reach everyone's hubbing locations everyday like some super hubbers here seem to do all the time, and as if they own a massive army of people helping them to make it to every hubbing location, but anyhow I love you all no matter what. (Many hubbers are indeed living real lives, and cannot make it onto hubpages or elsewhere all the time, so being pressed for time as a hubber is automatic for most folks)

I am just a average dude who came out of a bad situation in life, joined the US Navy, and got out before it was time to retire. I always looked at life as if there was so many things wrong with it all as a younger child and still do till this very day. I always had a writers voice, but it was limited to my region, and to that of my local community, my family, and my small segment of friends until I located this place online known as hubpages.

Since then my writings have been heard worldwide, and many of my fellow hubbers can agree with this truly amazing potential, to be able to get our words noticed around the entire globe as authors here of various writing styles.

There's nothing like writing online, its pure freedom of expression

By Wonderlane
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Discovering the online potential

Now I met hubpages one day on the web, and next thing you know it my voice is being heard by 1,000's of people, and can now potentially be heard by Millions, this is my voyage and everyone I've met online is there with me doing the same.

No, this is our voyage I should say, because none of us do this thing alone, and even though we write alone for the most part behind our silly electronic gadgets and all. We are still here together mentally, and through various worded forms. I have indeed made a new family here at HP, at times it feels like a weary unstable family of sorts, that has many differing real world issues too.

A family that can indeed appear to be somewhat dis-functional at times to its global viewers, and when the going gets rough online for sure (Many folks cry out about hub traffic views when things get tough online with stats, because it relates to loss of income), per say when things are constantly getting updated, changed, and traffic views appear to be so unstable.

Many of our HP family members have jumped ship, over 100,000 of us actually to be exact, because we had over 250,000 hubbers strong before the recent Google Pandemic (Google Panda updates). Today there is approximately 135,402 published users when this article was published, and the current day to day stats can be located on the official hubpages Meet the Team page.

This dude is hilarious!

Billybuc began his online pursuit & campaign for humanity (H.O.W.)

Billybuc writes for humanity, and receives amazing results through his gift for writing with a flair of humanitarian style prose, and with his skills of insightful commenting
Billybuc writes for humanity, and receives amazing results through his gift for writing with a flair of humanitarian style prose, and with his skills of insightful commenting | Source

Commenting effectively and receiving comments count for a great deal of efforts

I think that its safe to say that we are not going to lose anymore hubbers and super friends as we bond together through the thick moments online and definitely through the thin times of sweet digital success.

What I would like to say to everyone is I commend you all for your courage to out live this wacky system of up's and downs and for hanging in there when the going got as rough as it can be. Never let your eyes off of the quality of your digital works, because it is the primary goal to achieve for any content writer, publisher of digital works or what have you.

Commenting effectively counts hugely today and even if you are only receiving a minute amount of comments from others. It's all a key indicator, as to how effective of a communicator you indeed are yourself with others using online portals, message boards, news feeds, forums and all.

Hubber's are currently uniting around one central theme which is known as H.O.W, which was started and founded by a great Hubpages author known as Billybuc. (He currently receives loads of comments and his hubbing success is a good example of why insightful commenting works, besides his gift for writing powerful compelling online articles, and where he's mostly known for writing self help hubs.)

This is something of an epic move by him, and I believe if people don't give up their faith to communicate such efforts the world can indeed get the message, because all of us have readers from all over the entire globe, and this thing isn't about Bill at all, its all about us. (For him it all began with his true writers voice, and the hub loving responses to his articles he gets by the truck loads, due to his passion for the living, for humanity, and for self improvement which is a worthy noble cause indeed)


Commenting socially helps humanity if its insightful

Humanity needs to unite once and for all and its potentially happening socially on places like Facebook, Google+ and others online. We need real world change, we need it fast, we need it now, and when we get such change whichever ways it may come to us all. We need to look back at this moment in time and think to ourselves how did we ever lose sight of whats important in the first place.

Ask yourself a few questions:

  • How did we begin to become so self centered, so disconnected, so out of touch with reality, that we cannot give credit where it is indeed due by writing thoughtful commentary?
  • Do you really care for the likes of an author enough to comment after reading their intense article?
  • Did you like or dislike the article, and do you care to leave a useful insightful comment?

Interactive Poll

Do you enjoy commenting or do you care not to leave comments?

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @vocalcoach , thanks for giving this hub of mine a good read. It's tough for us hubbers to get on here and maintain a consistent flow of communications especially when life has so much to offer in it, and when many of us have obligations that require us to play a differing game altogether at times.

      I been working on community building and web developments lately so yes indeed its been almost impossible to keep up, so I simply took a vacation from hubber here on this profile. I shall return when I have accomplished my newest goal which is to create a truly unique poetry social community.

      It's almost there and so yup, this hub has definitely made its mark, I hope more folks get to find it in due time, and can find it useful in some way as you have.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      An excellent and well-written hub, my friend. So glad I came across this article. My biggest frustration is not having the time to respond to all my followers. I do what I can and hope everyone understands. Thanks for the personal touch you add to your writing. I love it!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Born2care2001, thanks bro, you know I actually pored a large portion of my soul onto the screen here on hubpages, my eyes aren't the same neither anymore, but it was truly worth it all the intense passionate writing I done, and won't ever regret joining this awesome network.

      I no longer write as much as I once have, but it does feel good to know that my presence has been felt ever so slightly online pretty much.

      So I know you know the feeling too, because many of us online writers go through much of the same today and in our conscious efforts to get our words onto the screen here, and for the global viewers.

      I wish I had more time to visit everyone as I once had done in the past, but seasons change, and we all must role with the digi-punches for sure, as well as those reali life ones on the ground.

      Thanks for being real with me, and for sharing such a awesome insightful comment.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      There is no one more enthusiastic about his trade than you CloudExplorer. You set goals, you achieve them. In my humble opinion you are an icon here at hubpages just as much as Bill Holland.

      I am also reminded of all the writers on hubpages who may have only felt one or two moments like you feel every day and they have written some incredibly open, honest and purely magical prose. It's a testament to the type of community this is and you help drive that culture!

      Thank you and Take care!


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Sherry Hewins, thank you so much for the comment, its not a strategy of mine either, but I do believe it takes a level of care and courtesy to comment effectively, or else it may appear to simply be gibberish for most folks, you know and even though it actually turns out that way for some.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @LadyFiddler, thanks so much for your insight here, yeah its all about making effective communications today, and as you stated it really isn't about money for most folks, even though I don't mind earning a little here and there it can't hurt you know for all the time invested.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the comment and for sharing @joanveronica, Oh yes indeed we all have a short time schedule to deal with and no matter whom we are today, because no one can stay online 24-7 today, which it would take about that much time to hub 100% effectively, and maybe even more then that per day, and so yeah I feel ya on that for sure.

      I try to balance out all of my hubbing activities as well as commenting and leave it for moments where I can jump on and comment as real as I can, maybe 5-10 minutes per comment I make after reading anything here on hubpages, and so it can be deeply insightful.

      I try my best here and all, but others don't have to do as I do, I'm just hoping for more new hubbers to learn how to share effectively that's all.

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      Sherry Hewins 

      6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Commenting is not a goal or a strategy for me. I comment if I am moved to. Come to think of it, that's probably why I usually get so few comments. Congrats to all hubbers who have weathered the most recent upheaval, there are fewer of us, but perhaps we're better for it.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @janshares, Thank you for reading a bunch of my hubs that's so cool of you, I'll try to play a bit of catch up as well to see what you have to offer here on HP soon, see you there.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      6 years ago from On Planet Earth

      Nice hub, yeah i guess we all wants a comment or atleast someone to read what we've written, makes no sense writing stuff and no one seems interested. I don't write for money but rather to bless some soul somewhere in this world.

      Hubpages is really a wonderful place where you get a piece of everyone's nature, emotions, trials, testimonies etc. I am yet to find a writing site as lovely as this.

      Thanks for sharing

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, wonderful Hub! You are so right and you express it all so well, from the heart! I will always try and leave comments, my problems are time and I admit I also get tired (not bored, tired!) Still, the effort is always worth while, communicating with others is always worth the effort. Here's to many more like this one! Voted up and ABI. Also shared.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 years ago from Washington, DC

      Love this article, Mike. I, too, love commenting and receiving them. But they have decreased since I joined 3 months ago. This is an important topic because comments is what keeps us connected as hubbers. I started reading another article you wrote last night about negativity by hubbers. I didn't finish it and now I can't find it. Where did it go? Thank you for your love-spreading hubs. We need it, especially in some of the forums :-)

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Carol wow! you made it here pretty quick, yeah I got up early to unleash this one out there, and to see who take to it all.

      I can only write from the heart Carol, I am as real as it gets digitally I guess, and don't hold no punches neither, as you know from reading so many of my others articles.

      Thank you as you always find your way back to my hubbing location, I will repay the favor for you indeed. Oh and thanks so much for sharing!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I got up really early today and found this insightful you very often write. I am going to bookmark to go over the links etc. I do comment a lot, mostly well thought out comments but sometimes I am just inspired to write a few lines. ...But if I read...I write. I always find something interesting to comment about even if I write a line or two. You put it all so well...and thanks for always getting to the nitty gritty of everything...Voting Up..and sharing ..because I want to be sure others read this.


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