1,000 Fans on Hubpages; Tips and Stuff
Writing about some deeply personal topics, I've really had the chance to get to know several of my followers here. I love the diversity, the passion, the heart, the support, and the intelligence they all possess. Hubpages is often my sanction, where I go to think everything through. Some days I have all the anwers and other days I go on Hubpages to find the answers.
This hub is Part 2 of my 1,000+ fans on hubpages. I wrote another hub recognizing my fellow hubbers and favorite comments (check out the link below). In this hub, I want to divulge a little more of myself and also give tips to new hubbers or those wanting to increase followers, presence, and writing on hubpages.
- Celebrating 1,000 Fans on Hubpages: Best Moments
sipping a margarita in Hawaii This hub was hard to write so it's a 2 part hub. Last time I wrote a hub about followers/fans, it was about reaching 500 fans. It's not easy trying to remember my favorite hubbers...
- Sign up to hubpages and Google Adsense. Read hubs about what you like, what interests you, then become a fan of those hubbers.
- Read what others are writing on topics you write like to write about. Once you begin writing a hub there will be a blue box off to the side of your hub, titled "Related Hubs" once you are out of the "edit" screen. This indicates hubs similar to the one you are writing. Chances are these people are interested in what you are writing so go visit them.
- You will notice people will be your fans often times when you become theirs. This is a bit impersonal, but it seems to be "efficient", especially for new hubbers.
- Make sure you have a few sample hubs and an inviting profilewritten before you try to get followers. People will not usually follow a new hubber who hasn't written anything.
- Before you start writing, decide whether you desire a niche or an area of expertise, or style of writing to be known for.This helps establish yourself on hubpages. I notice the people that thrive on here, really have something to offer a distinct voice, a gimmick, or expertise.
- Include very relevant tag words for your hubs. People often Google more than one word at a time so include a few relevant words together that would be what someone would type into Google. Some people find it helpful to research best key words and tags.
- I've never calculated or formulated the numbers, but I do know once you've hit about 300+ fans, they really start gravitating to you. Also, if you are active on hubpages about twice a week your score usually stays in the 90's. The only reason I mention importance about scores, is this gets people to you, gives you a presence. First, people see a score, then they see you and your hubs. It's shallow, but true.
- Most importantly, be consistent with publishing hubs and especially answering people's comments on your hubs. I can't stress how important it is to return comments to those who took the time to comment on your hub.
- Writer's block- read others' hubs, read and begin hubs about questions people ask. Know that above all, people have a need to be understood so take the time to have discussions with fans on yours or their hubs.
- Support your fellow hubber-if really enjoy and believe in another hubber, mention them somehow in one of your own hubs- insert a link to their hub or mention their names, or even write an entire hub dedicated to them. And Good luck!
Bottom Line: Pick good and eye-catching titles, research good keywords and phrases for your tags (you can do this in Google Adsenses' Google Analytics report), be consistent with writing and commenting, and know that almost every hubber with an ounce of success will tell you- it takes about a year and/or 50+ hubs to get anywhere.
You may not know...
After being on hubpages for 2 years, I want my followers to know who "izettl" really is. You can read the following or ask fellow hubber "themanwithnopants" a few questions because he eerily knows a lot about me and has claimed we are twins of the opposite sex. Actually he's my best friend here on hubpages and sometimes in real life as well.
- I'm a night owl.
- My Astrological sign is a Taurus- it suits me perfectly.
- My husband has never read any of my hubs. Not sure why, guess it hasn't come up in conversation, but mostly he doesn't like to read.
- I've been told (on several occasions) I resemble Celine Dion.
- I'm a bit claustrophobic and commitment phobic.
- How I de-stress: going to a movie by myself.
- I love animals. Love em' so much as a kid I built an outdoor mini "house" for some stray cats and one stray dog in our neighborhood. My mom had one rule: Keep them outside. That's why I built the outdoor animal house. I then built a mouse cage for all the mice that the cats almost caught, but I saved.
- Two dream jobs I never got: Female Wrestler (trained for it) or Hypnotherapist (also trained for it).
- I own 2 dresses and 30 pairs of jeans if that gives you an idea of my style. Actually, I like business attire the best but have no need for it anymore.
- My favorite type of music is Motown. My top 10 music group list is: 1.The Eagles, 2.Bee Gees, 3.Smokey Robinson, 4.The Rolling Stones, 5.Madonna, 6.Rod Stewart, 7.Elton John, 8. Johnny Rivers, 9.The Beatles, 10.U2.
- I share the same fear as Katie Couric, of things going suspiciously well, therefore expecting something bad to happen.
- The thing I enjoy most with my 3 yr old daughter is going on walks.
- My favorite food is salmon and/or apple crisp. Anything with fish or apples will do- that's the Northwest girl in me.
- I'm a germ freak. I wash my hands a lot.
- I firmly believe sarcasm has gotten a bad rap- it makes me laugh and I use it to make light of tough situations. People just need to learn to laugh at themselves more.