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WHAT'S UP WITH FOLLOWERS?
UNITE FOR THE CAUSE
My fellow hubbers almost a year ago when I joined Hubpages a person who either enjoyed your writing or something about you was called a fan. Now they’re called followers!!!! I think the term follower has a negative connotation, somewhat like a stalker. I want to have and be a fan again not a follower!!!!!!!!
All my life (cross my heart and hope to die) I have never been a follower/ stalker and I don’t want to start at my advanced age. I don’t want any followers/ stalkers either. I have made a few prank calls in my life but I never, ever stalked or followed anyone!!! Even those prank call were usually to retail establishments to ask silly questions like, “Do you have Prince Albert in a can?” When the answer came back,” No.” I would respond, “Good because, if you do I want you to let him out!” Following and stalking have such sinister overtones I want nothing to do with them.
I can remember July 18,1989 when the beautiful young actress Rebecca Schaeffer who co-starred on “My Sister Sam” and was slaughtered by a stalker/ follower, Robert John Barto (an ugly slug) and ended her career after three years of stalking, and her young life in a senseless act of violence. This is another reason that I don’t want to be called a follower and I don’t want those who read my hubs to be followers. I’d rather have and be a fan.
Isn’t there something we can do with the management of Hubpages to have this term returned to what it used to be so we can be fans once again? I don’t want to have or be a follower/stalker anymore I want to be and have fans once again!!!!!!!!
Please fellow hubbers join me in my quest and let be fans once again. We can be proud of ourselves as fans, but not as sinister stalker/followers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!