OK I don't do this myself - but I should - wen I follow somebody I should tell the writer what hub, question or forum post caused me to follow that person.
When I get like a bunch of followers all at once - I know that 'hit it' spot on on something. I go to my new followers' pages and can sometimes guess which recent forum post motivated them to follow me but not always.
I wish that HubPages had some sort of recent view history of the last 8 hours of a new follower - but wait - I just figured it out on my own - I can find that info on my new follower's activity. But that feature would be nice for a quicker snapshot of what 'works' and what doesn't.
Well since followers are for boasting value and not much else, does it really matter so much?
If you yourself want to do this, you could do so in a fan mail. I think forcing it as an option is yet a further invasion of privacy.
WryLilt:Well since followers are for boasting value and not much else, does it really matter so much?
I don't know - I don't follow people just because but because there was this one article that I really liked. I figure people 'follow' you as a compliment - not exactly waiting with baited breathe for your next hub
relache: If you yourself want to do this, you could do so in a fan mail. I think forcing it as an option is yet a further invasion of privacy.
Invasion is a pretty strong word when the info is already out there on the follower's profile.
Thanks for the suggestion, ptosis. As Relache pointed out, you can do this in Fan Mail, and so we leave it up to each person to decide when they follow someone.
by Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
My feed is full of "shares" by a Hubber. HP recommends we do not share our own Hubs too frequently, why can't that apply to multiple sharings by the same Hubber for other Hubs. I don't think they can possibly read all those Hubs, I think it's done for other reasons.
by healthmunsta 17 months ago
I am literally sick and tired of people who follow you, and then, when you follow them back, they promptly unfollow you. Really, people? What do you do when someone unfollows you shortly after you follow them? Do you hunt them down and unfollow them as well? Do you send them mail saying what they...
by BenjaminB 8 years ago
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by Ben Guinter 8 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by Angie Jardine 6 years ago
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