Hello hubbers, today i did something which i have never did in my past seven months at HP. I 'unfollowed' several hubbers. If you are wondering as to why i did this: Then let me tell when i checked out the last article they have written some have written 8 months back, 12 months back.
To my surprise a few whom i unfollowed have written their hub 3 years and 4 years back. The logic was clear: these hubbers are no longer active at HP. So what's the point in following them?
It is like cleaning my home of things which i don't want anymore.
Does anyone of you do so?
I do that, too. When I do follow someone, it's because I am interested in what they write. But if they don't write anymore, there's no reason to keep following. If I like their work, I can check them every so often even if I am not following them.
Thanks Kathryn for your response. I followed a lot of them due to their hubs, but now when i am seeing they are inactive, it means there is nothing new to learn from them. SO i did that, happy to know that you too do that
Were their hubs not worth trying to replicate?
I hope you unfollowed me.
No i haven't unfollowed you, i loved reading your amazon sales hubs, constant content hub etc. I learnt a lot from you and always want to read your hubs, i just unfollowed those who havent written for past 12 months, 2 years etc
I guess I will be getting a lot of 'unfollowers' then!
Just because I am not writing hubs on this account does not mean I am not active on the site, but each to their own.
I think you might find that many of the veteran hubbers really couldn't care less who follows them or otherwise. Many followers do not read newly published hubs by those they follow anyway.
I learn lots of from hubbers who've been here for a while- not necessarily from their hubs, but their forum comments.
Remember when the web was all about the content on it, and we had no idea who was reading our posts or writing the pages we read?
And we didn't care who was who, or followers, or comments, or how long ago something had been uploaded, or any of that, since there was no mechanism for interacting socially with static web content? A day's web activity consisted of exploring and discovering and "wow, this is a great page, gotta bookmark it for later?"
Oh...right. You probably don't remember web 1.0.
I've stopped writing hubs too while I wait for the site to pick up again,otherwise I feel I am just wasting my time. I still visit Hubpages once or twice a day though to see what's new.
I unfollowed a few people for similar reasons. In a few cases, they had left the site and their Hubber scores were subsequently lowered dramatically, which, with the old formula for Hubber scores, could affect our scores, too.
The bigger issue, for me, are people who share their own hubs multiple times in a week - sometimes even in one day. A corollary of this is when Hubbers share each other's hubs to an extreme. This happens on Facebook, too - some people flood the HP groups way too often with their own work. I've unfriended people there, and even blocked one offender, so I wouldn't see the constant flow of their hubs in various groups there. I hated to do it, because I like these Hubbers, but after seeing week upon week of shares by the same person, I blocked them.
For many people, writing hubs is also about earning a passive income. Work now, reap rewards later.(not sure how viable that is in the current climate, but still) so I really don't think that it's odd if someone stops writing. Not if they've achieved what they set out to achieve.
I would be extremely surprised if hubbers who'd stopped writing because of the flux in the SERPs, or because they were happy with the content they'd amassed, would suddenly start writing again purely because someone unfollowed them, I'd imagine that the more seasoned hubbers wouldn't even notice. Nope, really can't see that happening.
I for one appreciate anyone who follows me and I think the only grounds to unfollow someone is if they are harassing you, bullying you or sending you inappropriate stuff. The fact that you unfollow someone just because they are inactive shows what a shallow person you really are. People have a lot of reasons to be inactive but if they wrote a hub I liked I will follow and stick with them till the end because the majority of inactive people always return at some point. If the follow me, I will always follow them back and keep them. Selective people like you should really not be writing if you are here for followers and not quality articles.
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