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Do people really read the hubs of people they follow?


Is it just me but I tend not to follow too many hubbers because I would never have time to write if I read all the hubs they submit. Perhaps I’m being naive here … but it seems disrespectful to follow them and then not read their work. Do people elect to ‘follow’ a hubber and then really not read their work? If you follow over 1000+ folks how to find the time for a life if you read all their hubs?

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5 years ago
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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    I just loved this answer, chef … this is my dilemma in a nutshell. The rate I’m going my second novel will still be unfinished when I fall off the twig … other people’s work is such a welcome distraction :)

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    I really don’t think this is snobbishness on your part, FFC, more like robust honesty and common sense and I think this is what we should all do. The trouble is many of us don’t and I think that skews the stats ...


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Glimmer Twin Fan says

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Yes, this seems like the ideal way to deal with this situation … but I try to have a disciplined schedule for actually writing my own work. If I have to read a huge number of hubs every other day it really messes that up and I am foremost a writer.

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    No problem, Liz … I just feel guilty when I cannot read everyone’s work. I guess I was just looking for some words of comforting agreement.

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    I tend to be more selective than reciprocal as that is what many people expect you to do and it does look good to have a great many followers but is it honest? I hope the people I follow understand that it was not merely a reciprocal follow.


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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Many thanks for this considered answer, TL … that does happen to me quite often …

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    I tend to follow forum threads on things to which I need answers … such as why our view stats constantly fluctuate …lol.

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    My point precisely, wm … I suppose we have to be selective about which hubs to read from the hubbers we follow. It just has to be the ones that really grab you ...

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    I think there may be a great many ‘fake’ followers out there, Scorpio and that is what worries me. Let’s face it the real readers we want should have come organically from Google searches anyway ...

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Thank you Jesse … I could not read things that do not interest me as I would have no life at all. I read books … a great many books and I analyse them to see how they are written. I would not be able to do that if I read hubs all the time.

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Or perhaps not, suzette … if you are anything like me it’s case of write or wither away inside :)

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Not if you are writing a novel, a blog, running a home and garden and feeding a family … lol, Annemari. I must get my priorities in better order :)

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago

    Interesting comment, matama … I now tend to scan the email digests that I receive showing the new hubs submitted by the hubbers I follow and, like you, I pick out only the subjects that interest me. On the ones I do read I will leave a comment .


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