I am a begginer myself, but I can give you some basic tips of how to acquire followers in the future.
1) Post your Hubs on a regular basis, make them search friendly and high quality in all aspects (add visual content, double check for grammar mistakes, make content actual for our modern society, etc.);
2) Be active! Answer questions on HubPages, participate in different discussions, forums. Respond intuitively, be sociable, friendly and tolerant;
3) Patience is the key. Create Hubs as a hobby or a job you would love, but not for money or fame;
4) Never forget who you are! Your personality should be reflected by your work, express your true opinion, never write about things you aren't sure about;
5) Hubs should be helpful or interesting to read. In that way, you will get more traffic and consequently, gain more followers in the meantime.
Hope my answer was even a bit helpful. Good luck being creative!