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Why is Fan Mail so Important on Hubpages?

Updated on September 15, 2014

Fan Mail is Important in the Hubpages writing community!

Copyright Melinda Longoria 2014. All rights reserved.
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Why is Fan Mail so Important on Hubpages?

After nearly a year of loyally hubbing on Hubpages, I have noticed a trend of new hubbers who "follow" others but do not leave fan mail. This puzzles me because fan mail is SO important in our Hubpage writing community. This hub is meant to provide the importance of leaving fan mail and giving positive feedback to others because some new hubbers may not fully understand that leaving fan mail can help them as well.

Always try to leave positive and insightful comments in fan mail for other hubbers in the Hubpages writing community. Along with leaving comments about their writing, you should also tell the hubber something about yourself. It's a way of leaving your personal fingerprint; it tells us a small interesting bit about you. A quick salutation can display your appreciation and can mean the difference between gaining a follow-back for yourself (or not).

Leaving fan mail helps other hubbers to know what they are doing right in their writing. Leaving feedback for others through fan mail is a win-win for both you and the other hubber. This is because leaving fan mail will ultimately help you in the end. How can leaving fan mail help you? Other hubbers can see your comments and may decide to follow you back as a result.

The Importance of Fan Mail on Hubpages

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Why is Fan Mail so Important on Hubpages?

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What is Fan Mail on Hubpages?

According to Hubpages frequently asked questions on fan mail, after following a hubber, it's a pretty great idea to leave a message telling them why you wanted to follow them. CLICK HERE to read the whole official FAQs. But, WHY would you do this? Well, leaving fan mail for another hubber is a sign of courtesy and also is a way to let them know some small thing about you and why you loved what they're writing.

Leaving fan mail can really make another hubber's day!

In fact, the BEST way to communicate to another hubber that you are a FAN is to leave them some fan mail! Just leave a comment on their profile page. But, try to be meaningful with your words because you can only leave one piece of fan mail for each hubber. So don't just leave one word saying, "hi" or "hello there". This is not good fan mail. Below, I will show you some great examples of good fan mail.

Along with leaving a quick meaningful fan mail message, you can also check one of the boxes below your text which says one of the following props, like thanks, good writer, or you're funny. Each prop will show up on the Hubber's Fan Mail column on their profile (but you can only check one box).

  • Thanks
  • Good Writer
  • You're Funny
  • Hot!

Your screen will look like this after hitting the follow button:

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How do You Leave Fan Mail for another Hubber?

There are two ways to leave Fan Mail:

  1. After following another hubber, a window will come into view which you can type and submit your positive and insightful Fan Mail immediately
  2. If you're already a fan of another hubber, but haven't sent them Fan Mail yet, Hubpages has made the provision available for you to do so. Just go directly to the hubber's profile page, scroll down to the Submit Fan Mail section under the Hubber's favorite topics, and leave them Fan Mail. It's NEVER too late to leave fan mail!

You can also E-mail a Hubber directly with a private message by following the steps in my below video. Read the article HERE.

How to Contact a HubPage Owner, or Hubber, by E-mail

What is an Example of good Fan Mail?

Here are some examples of the best fan mail that I have received from other more seasoned hubbers:

  • "Honored to meet you, Melinda, from Garland, Tx.! Your hubs are fantastic and well-written. I am also honored to follow you. Please keep up the great work and Feel Free to follow me too--check my hubs, they are all family-friendly and some will make you laugh. Thanks in advance." - kenneth avery
  • "The ebook you are developing on bad bosses sounds very interesting. My new book Managing for Success is about being a great boss so it will be interesting to compare the too. Good luck with it." - Steven R Smith
  • "I know that you have been here for a while now Melinda, but I still wanted to welcome you to the hub pages, and I'm thrilled to be one of your followers here. Please stop by when you have an extra moment and check out some of my hubs. I'm sure I'll have something that you will enjoy." - TheHoleStory
  • "I'm happy Melinda recently read one of my hubs because I may have never got to meet her digitally. I know from reading one of her tutorial style hubs that she was born to write and will do well on Hubpages. She's an awesome writer and a great communicator." - CloudExplorer
  • "Hi Melinda-So excited to try this Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole. I love trying new recipe's; especially the casserole's as winter approaches. Look forward to reading more of your hubs." - Healing Touch

The Importance of Followers on Hubpages

Hubpages has made an interchangeable page available for following fans. This function is made conveniently for those serious hubbers who are interested in digging deeper into the Hubpage writing community. For many, this is a way of being able to quickly detect other's activities. Following other hubbers is a way of getting to know them and their writing better. Your followers activities will show up in your stats area of Hubpages. All of their hubpage communications are now viewable by you with an E-mail transcript of many of these interactions. Having followers and following others effects your hubber score, either positively or negatively. The best part about following other more seasoned hubbers is having the rare opportunity to learn from their examples.

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Comments Please...

What was the most interesting, funny, or weird fan mail that you ever received from another hubber? Do you always leave fan mail for other hubbers? Why do you think leaving fan mail for other hubbers is important?


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      AJ 3 months ago from Pennsylvania

      Excellent Hub! Beautifully designed and written article about an important part of Hubpages. Just read through my Fan Mail and saw one from you. Not sure if I ever responded. Very heartfelt message in this Hub.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      If I've brought a smile to your day, Melinda, then I feel good. It also tickles me that I inspired you to add to your post!

      And thanx for the compliment. You brought a smile to my day as well.

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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Bravewarrior, Lol - You always make my day & make me smile. ;-) You're one of the most sincere and interactive hubbers that I've met on hubpages. I totally agree with what you are saying. Our goal should be to learn something from others who we truly want to follow; not be in a competition to gain more followers and increase our stats. After I read your comment, now I want to add something to that effect in my article because you're right. :-)

      Sincerely, Mel

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Melinda, I get followers who have never left a comment on any of my hubs. I'll check out their profile to see if they're a spammer or if they have topics that interest me. I don't follow someone just because they follow me, as you'll see by my profile stats, especially if they don't bother to leave a comment. How and why are they following me if they're not compelled to tell me how my post has affected them?

      However, when I do choose to follow someone I try to leave fan mail, but only do so if I've read enough of their articles to be genuine in what I have to say.

      This community isn't about raising stats and competing. It's about being genuine to those you follow. I'll admit, sometimes I read a post and don't leave a comment (which is rare) but it's because I don't have something nice to say. I won't be fake and don't appreciate fake followers. Poop or get off the pot, as they say.

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      Melinda Longoria, MSM 3 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Good point billybuc. This is one area that I hope to work on going forward. :-)

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All good suggestions. I might also add that if you are going to follow someone, then follow them. Leave comments on their hubs on a regular basis...that is true following.