Do you share your new or updated hubs with your followers?

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  1. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 11 years ago

    In our hubfeeds, there's a 'share' button under the hub for sharing hubs with our followers. Are you okay with using this button to share your own hubs with your followers or are you too modest? Is it appropriate to do or is it seen as similar to sharing your hub links which is frowned upon?

    1. AMFredenburg profile image73
      AMFredenburgposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I've only got two hubs right now, lol, so I can't speak for my own practices, but I figure that's what the button is there for, so why not share with people who've chosen to follow you? I say go for it.

      1. WriteAngled profile image73
        WriteAngledposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I would not consider most new hubs to be "breaking news"

        Of course, you can spam your followers as much as you wish, as long as you do not whine when they unfollow you.

      2. janshares profile image93
        jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Not comfy with it, AMFredenburg. I don't think that's what it's for. I've only seen one hubber use it for their own hubs since I've been here. This is why I posted, to see what others think about it. So many rules in this community are unwritten, but punishment is still meted out, whether by form email, moderation, banning, lashing in the forums, etc. hmm

    2. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      No, I don't.  For me it's a case of respecting my followers' choices. 

      Followers are already notified of my new Hubs by email, if they've chosen that option.   

      If my followers have decided NOT to be notified of my new Hubs, for whatever reason, then I feel it would be rude of me to shove them under their noses in their feed.   

      If they have been notified by email, then I'd feel pushy if I told them again - kinda like, if you didn't read this the first time, you'd better read it now!

      1. janshares profile image93
        jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Marisa.

    3. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have done this a few times--not everyone sees everything in their feed when it comes out. They were humor hubs and I thought they might give someone a chuckle.No one "unfollowed" me because of this (that I noticed). I do not think it is spamming.

      1. janshares profile image93
        jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Spamming does have a negative connotation when that wasn't the intent in sharing.

  2. WriteAngled profile image73
    WriteAngledposted 11 years ago

    No. I have a great aversion to spamming people and being spammed.

    Actually, that is the main reason I NEVER log into the feed page. I have no interest whatsoever in getting hubs shoved into my face.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      K, thanks.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    Come to think of it, I haven't spammed anybody in a long time... big_smile

  4. Writer Fox profile image32
    Writer Foxposted 11 years ago

    HubPages sends a notification to your followers if they have opted in to receive notifications from HubPages.  I think that's enough notice that you've published something new.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Writer Fox. So using the share button, in some cases my be overkill, eh?

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image59
      LoisRyan13903posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree

  5. paradigmsearch profile image59
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    This thread caused me to contemplate sharing one of my updated humor hubs. But, alas. Not sufficiently inspired at the moment.

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 11 years ago

    I would never share a hub on HubPages.  They already saw it once.  Twice would be awful.

    I have shared on Reddit (banned), Pinterest (banned) and occasionally on Facebook (no friends).

    I now dedicate myself to producing obscene cartoons in the hope of finding a comfortable life in prison.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol, so silly smile

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image83
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 11 years ago

    I always assume followers will see new hubs as they're published.  I sometimes share hubs written by others (especially if I spot a new writer who could benefit from the exposure).  Only rarely have I shared my own work - maybe if it's related to something going on in current events or something.  I agree that sharing can be spamming - I actually unfollowed a person who primarily writes poems because every single day she shared a ton of her own poems here, and on FB.  Over and over.  I think even blocked her on FB.  It made me crazy.  I feel sorry for the fact that Google's changes undoubtedly caused a huge decline in her traffic, but spamming us relentlessly isn't the solution.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Marcy.

  8. LoisRyan13903 profile image59
    LoisRyan13903posted 11 years ago

    I only use the share button for my Twitter followers.  That is because I have thousands of followers and if somebody unfollows me, I won't know, plus I get new followers each day.  But I think when you publish a new hub, they are going to know regardless since they are following you.  Over sharing, in my opinion would be SPAM.  Maybe if you update a hub and it has new information and useful, it would be fine to share

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I guess it's hard to gauge, and you never can tell what the response will be regardless of your intent.

  9. srsddn profile image88
    srsddnposted 11 years ago

    I would prefer using FaceBook, Twitter and Pinterest rather than pressing the button of sharing my own Hubs. However, I do it for others whenever I find a great Hub to share with them. I would leave my Hubs to be shared by other Hubbers who are my followers.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, srsddn.

  10. tillsontitan profile image83
    tillsontitanposted 11 years ago

    I see a lot of people sharing their own hubs but just can't bring myself to do it.  I know it can help increase traffic but it just seems too boastful.  Honestly I've never thought of doing it with a "revamped" hub but still wouldn't.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not comfortable with it either, tillsontitan. I guess it's not against TOS but responses from veterans seem to lean toward - not a good idea. It's so hard to know what's appropriate anymore, especially in the current climate.

  11. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    Personally speaking, I have actually unfollowed perfectly nice hubbers, simply because they have spammed my feed with shares.
    Those who also share the HOTD can hang your heads in shame! HP already spam hubbers with it, we don't need to see it in the feed too.
    I would only share my own (old) hub if I had greatly enhanced it, and felt it was somehow newsworthy. I don't think that has ever happened.
    New hubs not at all, never.
    HP has already notified my followers by email, and that is enough sharing. If they were interested, they would have read it, and not need to read it again.

    What strengthens this site, and all of us, is commenting on other hubs. Every time you leave a comment, you leave a link to yourself, because your username is hyperlinked back to your profile.
    Help your fellow hubber out by making a useful comment. Mention his main keywords, and try to say something sensible.
    "Great hub. Up and shared" may sound good, but is no help at all to the hubber.

  12. B. Leekley profile image86
    B. Leekleyposted 11 years ago

    I read long ago -- I forget if it was somewhere official at HubPages or from an experienced hubber -- that sharing your own hubs with followers is allowed but discouraged and if done, should be done rarely and judiciously. I think I shared mine early on but not since reading that and learning better. I do, as recommended, share my new and substantially revised hubs on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

    I do share others' hubs of exceptionally high quality with my followers and (if not "talking shop" about hubbing or creative or freelance writing) with social networking sites. A good or better hub rates a thumb up. Only exceptional ones (very interesting content very well expressed with a good heart showing through) also rate a share.

    I appreciate it when hubbers whom I am following share others' high quality hubs with me. That way I read excellent hubs I would otherwise miss, and I often discover hubbers whose work I admire and want to follow. Naturally those are hubs that I am likely to share in turn.

    My hope is to learn to write a hub at least sometimes that other hubbers admire enough to gladly share it.

    1. janshares profile image93
      jansharesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said, B.Leekley. Thank you so much for that. I learned something new about how to comment effectively. Didn't know about the keyword thing. Now I understand why a hubber was commenting in my hubs in a certain way.


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