Most authors answer their readers' fanmail. I've received several notes from followers that were so thoughtful that I'd like to be able to answer them without having to go through their profile and send an email.
It would be nice to be able to reply to our fanmail like we do to our comments.
That's a good idea. I've often felt the same way. I go to one of their hubs and comment on it when I get fanmail. Maybe that's better for them anyway, they get a pageview and comment.
I usually read a couple of their hubs and leave a comment as a thank you if I feel they're a genuine follower.
When someone leaves me a fan mail and I want to reply to them I can,
1) leave them a fan mail of my own
2) send them a direct email
3) go to a Hub of theirs and comment, or even have an entire conversation
Why do we need a fourth way to communicate with people here? (or even a fifth if you count the forums) That seems redundant...
All of the social media websites have a direct messaging system. If you want to talk to someone directly, you can do so through both facebook and twitter.
With the new profiles there is no way to send an email like there was on the old profile, and I think messaging the person through the forum would be inappropriate, especially if the mail they left was of a personal nature.
Leaving a fanmail of your own means you have to follow them. What if I don't want to follow them, but still feel their fanmail deserves an answer?
Going to a hub and commenting is not a direct answer to their fanmail, and if you are answering a fanmail on one of their hubs I don't think that's appropriate either. Some of these fanmails are quite personal, and while I currently try to use the email system, with the new profiles that is becoming difficult. I don't see anything redundant about having a direct messaging system.
I found it quite confusing when I first came to HubPages that I would get these lovely encouraging messages in fanmail and not be able to reply. I felt sure that I was just missing something that should have been obvious.
I agree, and the longer I'm here at HP, the more personal the fanmails seem to become, and the more I find myself looking for an easier way to answer them!
by kellyfilmgirl 10 years ago
Someone named Issac Daniel left me this "fan mail":Isaac DanielPlease sed your real photo atleast------------------------------What the heck?Okay, just noticed some odd comments to Maddie Ruud on this thread as well:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/3099So maybe at least it's not just me.
by Jean Bakula 7 years ago
Now I read somewhere that our score goes down if we respond to people that comment on our hubs. Is this true? I realize lots of crazy stuff is happening, but I am writing at the same level, and see all my hubs dropping, and my main score. I do know that main score doesn't matter much, and that in...
by savateuse 4 years ago
Should I answer fanmail?I'm new to hubpages, and there a quite a few things I'm not sure about. I've had a few fanmail messages. Is it considered polite to answer? If you answer fanmail, how do you do it?
by LauraGT 6 years ago
There seem to be many hubbers who have no published hubs and are still allowed to comment on other people's writing. While there are some hubbers who are simply new and asking questions before diving in, it seems that some people open accounts purely for the purposes of making comments, often nasty...
by watergeek 4 years ago
Although I love having followers, I don't always want to follow them in return. Yet I do want to respond directly to fanmail they left. Is there a way of doing that?
by EpicTreeHouse 10 years ago
Does HubPages have the equivalent of a face book wall? I know you have fanmail, but I haven't figured out how to send more than one. It looks like it's a time shot. Am I missing something?Thanks.
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