1. Jump IN & submit at least one Hub. Start with one concerning an idea/concept/product/theme you get excited about. Don't yet worry about writing the "perfect" Hub. Do it. Do it now!
2. Search for & read Hubs from other writers that you like & enjoy reading. Focus, for now, on reading Hubs about the same or similar topics that you completed as your first Hub.
3. Comment on those Hubs, honestly.
4. Answer Questions & VOTE other responses up or down, again, honestly.
5. Make the effort to FOLLOW those Hubbers whose writing you like & can get excited about.
6. Feel confident that others, who share exciting topics, will want to follow YOU, as you are following them.
7. Acknowledge that people will probably not invest time nor effort to follow you just to be "nice" and/or "express thanks". Get over it.
8. Now, write another Hub. Do it now!