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1,000 Fans on Hubpages; Tips and Stuff

Updated on May 4, 2011

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.

Hubbing tips

  1. Sign up to hubpages and Google Adsense. Read hubs about what you like, what interests you, then become a fan of those hubbers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.



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      Lizett 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

      craftarrific~ THanks for the great comment! Glad to help.

      Angela~ You're very welcome and hope you could take away some good mostly takes experience. At least it did for me.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Nice to meet you! I love hearing your experienced! Thank you for the great advice.

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      craftarrific 5 years ago from California

      You have a lot of helpful info here for newbies and veterans alike!

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Seeker7~ thanks for stopping by and glad to inspire. Wrestling? Well, the way young girls look at super skinny models and want to be one of them, I was like that except I wanted to be strong and have muscles. I would work for hours to try and see changes in my muscle development. It was probably the challenge that I liked most. And welcome to hubpages by the way.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is a really inspiring hub, not just for quite new hubbers like myself, but for anyone who writes and enjoys being on Hub Pages.

      I'm being very nosey now, but I'm really interested - why wrestling? I've watched it on the telly. It looks like very hard work and those holds look painful! But great hub and have bookmarked as a favourite since the advice is excellent. Many thanks.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      The reminder~ izettl is my last name. and thank you so much for the nice comment.

      Sue~ ha, always funny. Celine Dion as a wrestler...hmm...I spent three years training for wrestling, fitness competitions, whatever. I wanted to be buff, but being 6' tall I had a hard time gaining substantial muscle and not just getting skinny. no way would I take testosterone or enhancements. I had my daughter and got arthritis, so that's history, but I loved the discipline in working out and the strict eating regime and hanging out with bodybuilders.

      Hypnosis is still something I keep up with and firmly believe in. Would love to still do something with that one day when I'm not too busy making my hubpages fans cluck and bark. Dance my puppets- lol. THanks for stopping by.

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      I loved getting to know you better!

      Jeans are WAY better than dresses- you get extra points for being a jeans girl and, of course, an Eagle's girl.

      You DO resemble Celine Dion, who I also think would have made a great wrestler... I am assuming you didn't mean Sumo. I'm completely impressed that you trained for wrestler!

      I'm assuming you did well in the hypno-thing and that's why you have so many followers. (you may also be the reason I cluck like a chicken from time to time)

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      The Reminder 6 years ago from Canada

      1000 followers...I am far from that target but slowly I am getting closer! Thanks for the tips isettl

      P.S. Is izettl your real name? Or does it mean anything in particular?

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks Pollyannalana~ that's a wonderful comment from a well respected hubber on here. THank you!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Having over 1000 fans and looking like Celine Dion,and you do, who could ask for anything more? Thanks for sharing.


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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      No one Knows~ "Pope-mobiles"- good one, I like that. Welcome to hubpages and I'll check your hubs out. Thanks for the comment.

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      No one knows 6 years ago from S.F. Bay Area

      You MUST be the all time Hub Queen - at least you look like it from here. You have, let's see, 1,000 more followers than I have. Yes I've just discovered the hubster community and have posted a couple of hubs. My main topic is religion - I think people who don't believe in the myths of religion have a duty to speak out and help others, especially brainwashed young people, escape from the mental prison before the religious wars destroy this otherwise quite terrific planet we live on. My user name says it all -- nobody knows what happens when we die, not even old white men in tall hats who ride in Pope-mobiles. I'll follow you for a while and see how it goes.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      bbnix~ Love your words! So much has changed near Seattle. But I love the green and being able to drive down to the Oregon Coast- all so beautiful.

      daywriter~ you can ask a question anytime. I am a busy girl but I have time for people. Alwys give me a couple days to reply though, just for future reference.And thanks for stopping by.

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      daywriter 6 years ago from USA

      Hey, nice to meet you! Thanks for the many tips and alerts!

      Later on I would have a question to ask you, knowing you are quite busy though.

      When we want something to be done ask to a busy person so i will follow the popular saying ((giggles))

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Very nice isettl - congratulations!!!

      Right this minute Spencer Tracy is playing to "Clair de lune" to Katherine Hepburn on an old TV I run in the background of my studio where I work at home as a starving artist, designer, fabricator, and writer (to name a few).

      An "incurable romantic" and "dreamer" to no end, my life plays out as an unimaginable dream come true, and, although devastatingly painful at times, as with anyone else, I suppose, it plays out right in front of me as a majestic path of self-discovery.

      I don't know why, but I do know this - you are an important new part of it, and I so look forward to learning more and more from you.

      Oh, and by the way, I was 12 when I lived just outside of Seattle in Juanita, in 1969, and that experience transformed me. Regretfully, it is no longer the same, there at least, but that year in those majestic and mind-expanding woods became a powerful part of that romantic I became...

      Thanks again, my new friend...

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      tsmog~ I love the northwest for so many reasons. Thanks for the nice comment and complements.

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      Tim Mitchell 6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Great hub. Great example of giving back. I look forward to when I achieve the 1,000 mark, yet I will be happy with 100 first (smile). Great tips. I think you have either a guru status or mentor. Look forward to reading more of your hubs. Oh, yeah I lived in Burien working at the Tukwilla Mall, so I lean toward the Great Northwest for great memories.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Sharyn's slant~ Thanks for the nice comment.

      PK2010~ thanks again PK2010. you are very deserving.

      Koffeegirls~ thanks so much for stopping by.

      Jim~ fine dining eating with fingers. First I'll have to fine dining for that and that'e been a while. I'm a mom now- no time for that, but yes I'd do it with my fingers. I find ways to break social rules and still get people cheering me on. that's us in a nutshell.

      Alexander Pease~ thank you for the congrats.

      Lee B~ I just like to have a little non-destructive fun. Thanks for stopping by.

      Ingenira~ I have a lot of respect for your hubs too. thanks for the congrats.

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      If you weren't my sister, I'd marry you. (laughing) Your so much like me. (I like fine dinning and eating with my fingeres.) I have probably 20 pairs of dress slacks all hanging in the closet with hanger creases. I gave my suits to the Good Will. and I still use dress jackets for the "No Pants" thing.

      1000 followers. That's so freakin awesome girl. Seems like it was just a few weeks ago we were celebrating 500. You're the baddest sis.


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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      One phrase- thank you.I am truly honoured izettl. Thank you :-)

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      Lee Barton 6 years ago from New Mexico

      Great "hubbing" tips, and I really enjoyed getting to know you. No wonder you have interesting hubs--you've had an interesting life!

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      Alexander Pease 6 years ago from Maine

      Wonderful hub with great tips. Congratulations on achieving 1,000 followers.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Laura, you are such an interesting person, I am glad to know you.

      And my heartiest congratulations to you for gaining 1000 fans. I love to read your terrific hubs !

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      izettl, it's nice to know more about you. You have given such wonderful advice and written such terrific hubs it easy to see why you have over 1000 fans.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA


      This was great to get to know more about you. Congratulations on 1,000.

      I found it kind of humorous that your google ads are all about dating and what really attracts men. Hmmmm . . .

      Seriously, great job!


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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Froggy~ I hope you are happy with your mention on the other hub under the politics section. Love your hubs too!

      Breakfastpop~ You were in the political section too on my other hub Celebrating 1,000 fans. You guys are great.

      Thanks for stopping by ememstephen.

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      Lizett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THanks so much S.Water.Those comments on that hub are hard to keep up with so it deifnitely shows that people have issues in that area, me included.

      PK2010~ I also knew from reading a few of your hubs that you are a great addition to hubpages. It takes perserverance. Also, I mentioned your name in my other hub: Celebrating 1,000 Fans on Hubpages: Best Moments.

      A.A Zavala~ I was working out all the time and even trained with a coach for the local wrestling teams here. I wanted to go into bodybuilding but could never beef up with a lot of muscle or without drugs and supplements.It was fun trying though.

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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      izzetl ,firstly let me apologise for getting your hub name wrong. I have been typing izzeti. Really sorry about this because I'm very conscious about getting people's names right both in writing them out and saying them out loud.

      I knew from the moment I read your hub about love and lust which is my first from your hub collection that you were special. I didn't think twice about following you. You hub "facebook sucks" is a classic. It shows wit, depicts humour and intelligence. I am going to read more hubs as soon as I get round to squeezing more time into my very busy life. The great thing about hubbing in my opinion is that you don't have to go out and buy books anymore. There is a wealth of knowledge to be attained just by reading a fellow's hubber's hub.

      I love your points about supporting your fellow hubber and writer's block.

      Its funny you should mention themanwithnopants. He does seem to exude knowledge and warmth like you. I started following him just by reading his comments on your hubs.

      Your are awesome to have reached a fanbase of 1000+. I think I will jump over the moon with the cow, if I am able to reach out to a 100 fans. I'm patient though. It takes experience and learning from seasoned and talented hubbers like you.

      All I can say I'm glad I decided to follow you. Your hubs are from the heart. Thanks for sharing. PK2010 :-)

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      s.water 6 years ago

      I like reading all the various topic that you wrote. Readers can relate to your experience by your style of writing. You wrote with good sense of humor and understanding. I stumble upon the page about Knowing when to cut ties with family members. I was truly amazed by how many of us are face with the same issues! There were so many comments after 2 yrs. of the Hub posting. I don't feel so bad about my own situation after reading some of those. Thanks again. Looking forward to many more articles in the future. Congratulations!

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Female wrestler. Really? Wow. Congratulations!

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Nothing like a good revelation! Then I got to scratching my froggy little head and wondered out of the 1,038 what number am I?

      Up and awesome friend.

      The Frog

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      You certainly provided me with a better look at who you really are. I liked you before but now I like you even more!

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      ememstephen 6 years ago

      well, you certainly look like celine dion. i like the personal touch. Keep it up and thanks for the tips.