I notice that there is a wide gap between the followers and the followed on hub pages. Some have hundreds of followers but only follow a very small percentage back. Is this because all those hundreds of followers are not worth the effort to follow, because some are very selective or some hubbers do not see the need to follow others except for a few close friends.
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I bet you those 1,000 followers aren't reading either especially if they notice it is not mutual. I think though that the whole following thing is like facebook.
I also know that some hubbers follow you and when you follow them back they unfollow you but you don't know unless you do a detailed check so you continue to follow them. That may explain why some have so many followers but don't really follow much.
The question is, why are you "following them back"? You should go and look at their Hubs and if you're interested to read more of them, follow them. Otherwise, don't. That's how it's supposed to work. Followers are not friends.
So are you saying that following too many writers can negatively affect your hub score? Didn't know that but it makes me feel better since I always felt I wasn't following enough people but seems I am doing the right thing after all.
That is what I have read on here several times by those who have been around for a lot longer. I figure they know more than I do so I will go with that.
Yes. If you follow tons of people, your hubber score will sink like a rock. But HP actually states that you should only follow hubbers who's hubs interest you. Plus, the inbox DOES get clogged quickly...
I guess that most people follow because they wish to be followed back so I can see why they will unfollow if they don't think you share the same interests.
It is not self absorbed at all. Having a lot of followers may give the illusion that one is popular but in reality only a few if any of those followers may actually read the articles or comment.
It takes time but be assured you will get followers once you keep writing.
I am not into playing those silly games of "follow me, follow you" either, I would rather spend my time writing. Thanks for your kind words Goody5 and I am also happy to be following you.
I've never followed people to get followers. I follow writers I admire, and I keep it to a small number so I can be sure I have time to read their stuff. That hasn't stopped me collecting followers, and I've never gone out looking for them.