Thank you everyone for the advice. I have been using the forums more, helping people out when they email me questions, comment on hubs, give plenty of thumbs ups, etc.
I don't write a hub every day, but I do think I offer quality hubs.
I do know that it is the outside traffic that counts. But if a stranger comes to HubPages, they will not see you featured unless your score is up there.
I think I need to work on Keywords. Even when I think I finally get it. OK, no more worrying about scores. Just keep on keeping on.