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Why do people write personal fan mail notes, but yet haven't commented on an article?


Am I the only one who sits in utter amazement at people who send personal fan mail notes telling you how wonderful, inspiring, creative and informative your writing is, only to find out they have NEVER even written a reply to ANY of your articles? If their goal is to lure me into following them then they are sorely mistaken. Don't tell me what a great writer I am unless you take the time and vote along with leaving a comment on my article. Do you think I am being too harsh?

 

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Best Answer Hawaiian Odysseus (hawaiianodysseus) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    You provided a fabulous answer. I guess the way to sum this whole thing up is this: "Different strokes for different folks." Also, I'm too naive to grasp the concept of algorithms. Shoot, I had to use spell check to just get it right.


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    d.william 4 years ago

    Some people simply need constant affirmations of their self worth.


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Chris Mills (cam8510) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Thank you and so many others here who have given me a whole new perspective. My question is a perfect example of exchanging views and opinions and I love the feedback this has given me.

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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    This is very much the way I feel about it, Jaye. The interaction between Hubbers is the single greatest value of Hubpages for aspiring writers, IMHO. It provides the sounding board we need as relatively amateur writers.


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Bill Holland (billybuc) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Oh oh...I had better read a couple more of your hubs and comment. LOL


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 4 years ago

    You don't have to follow them back so what's the harm in allowing them to follow you? Do you write a letter to the author after every book you read? how about magazine articles? I think it's pretty unrealistic to expect everyone to comment.


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Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) says

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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    Marlene, ,an excellent habit. If you've read & have a valid vote to cast it's valuable.. A personal comment, as well, even if it's only "Thumb up!" would be enjoyed by the writer. Most hubbers write as persons, not as established professionals


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    Marlene Bertrand (MarleneB) 4 years ago

    Yes. Just thinking out loud here. How long would it take to read through... and comment on 1500 + 3100 comments. That would surely take a bite out of your productive writing time. Right? Just saying I agree with you.


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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    It DOES take time to be a participating member of Hubpages; indeed of any active community. The commitment to it needs to be considered when joining.


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Wayne Joel Bushong (Patriot Quest) says

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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Good point.


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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    That's valuable, too, Express. But you never know how much it could mean to the writer who's taken time to present something of value for you to read, to see your personal comment, too, if only, "Wow" or "Really?" :-)

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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    Cristin, you shine through as a thoughtful, polite person & of course one wouldn't reject another's effort to be kind, however it's done even when it screams out that it's motivated by no more than self-service. One just accepts it & moves o


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    Nellieanna Hay (Nellieanna) 4 years ago

    Hi, wqaindia. Interesting thoughts you've shared. Like any relationship, those we share here on Hubages are built, thoughtful response upon thoughtful reply to it. Comments are our best resource for doing that.


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    Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) 4 years ago

    Actually, your answer makes perfect sense to me. I totally forgot about the power of "sharing." That is one area I really do need to work on.


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