Some people seem to take the fan button a bit toooooo seriously - I've noticed a couple of times today, people becoming "fans" of hubbers who have precisely no hubs!
LondonGirl, don't pay attention to Misha. He uses the fan button as a tool to gain visibility. LOL
Alternately, I know both myself and Ryan Hupfer join fan clubs of new Hubbers who seem like they might actually be here to write, and not just spammers. More on that soon enough, though.
I've never understood the "fan" thing. Do folks become fans of those hubbers who write quality stuff?? Is that how it is supposed to work?? Or is there an ulterior motive to it - as you put it "to gain visibility?"
I've been on HubPages a year now and all of my Hubs are real - no spam. I don't suppose "fans" are indicative of the quality of your hubs. I have only 36 fans btw, never really bothered me!!!
can I learn to write SPAM ...wouldnt that be a job field? lol , jk
I could be a bit guilty of joining fanclubs of people with no hubs, but only to people who have signed up using my refferal trackers.....jimmy
I don't really understand the whole fan thing. I mean I use mine for the writers I really like cuz my memory is really really bad but people seem to be obsessed with how many fans they have and I just don't understand. Sure, it's nice to have people appreciate you, and I always write a letter to anyone that joins my fan club to let them know that I appreciate the appreciation but idk it just seems that some people let the whole "fan club" thing become very narcissistic.
Like I said, it's different for everyone I think.
For some people it is a way to get on every hubber's profile page.
For some, joining a fan club means you really are an honest fan of the hubber.
For yet others, if you join theirs, they will join yours.
And for some people it's all of the above.
I would have to say I become a fan because of all of these reasons. It gets your name widespread on HubPages, and it's true that if you become someone's fan, often they become yours. But I also like the idea of fan clubs because you are notified of every new Hub that person publishes. If you like their current hubs, you're likely to enjoy their future ones, too.
People like to "collect" fans because it's basically free advertising. I discover the existence of most hubs from my fan club emails and from Hubtivity.
One thing that makes me laugh is always seeing this fanmail:
"Fan, you've got a brand new fan!
It's one small thing to celebrate."
haha I hope I got that right...
by shazwellyn8 years ago
I wondered if anyone can inform me of this.Thanks... Im still learning!
by Adam York9 years ago
How does someone get 100 plus fans in a short period of time? I like having fans but I wonder what it means when a hubber adds hundreds of fans in only one day or less? You know what I mean you see you have a new...
by beta107010 years ago
First, why does anyone go proactively looking for fans?Do they? There are people who joined after me and have, at best, questionable quality hubs, yet seem to have fans in the double digits. To me, that can only be the...
by Deep8 years ago
Is it not better to stay an enigma and let your words be heard with eyes then your profile to be read loud like facebook, twitter and all other social network.Hi, let me introduce myself. I've been called a lot of...
by Pest9 years ago
I would like to be able to see or know why another hubber has become a fan. I know, I know...Just ask, but that hasn't worked as of yet. Anyone else feel the same way or am I just a loose screw? ...
by Paul Maplesden5 years ago
This is a long post, and I'd certainly appreciate you reading it, but for those adverse to large chunks of text and opinion, the TL;DR summary is:- HP thinks and acts as a business with a bottom line- They are making...
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