Ok, I know this question has been brought up a few times here and there, and I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, but I really am curious...what makes you want to become someone's fan? Because you truly like their hubs and writing style or because they became your fan and you want to return the love, or because they are new and you want to be encouraging or maybe all three? Or neither? Just curious on everyone's thoughts.
I become fans of the people's work that I admire, for diversity, content, and humility. I don't become a fan of someone just for being mine, sorry. But most people at HP are awesome and it's rare that I don't become a fan, but it has happened. There are a few people out there who only write about sex and beautiful women, I'm not fans of those. I need to see something more..........
I try to be fairly discerning when I fan someone. My primary criteria is that I enjoy the topics about which they write or am interested in the subjects they cover and learning more about them (the topics that is). Writing style isn't as important as the writer being interesting.
I become a fan for two reasons: I like how the hubber writes or I like what s/he has to say.
For the record, we'd prefer that people were only fans of Hubbers that they respect, and whose activity they want to follow. It's a good idea to check who you are a fan of from time to time, and clear out the people whose new hubs you never bother to read.
I Fan people who I like the writing of, therefore I read what they post because I like what they write. I do fan people who fan me though, but some people I just don't if I can't find any hubs at all I find at least OK enough to me that I might read more from them.
I fan people whose writing really interests me. I have never just fanned someone because they fanned me.
I fan if the person is writing good Hubs or if they interest me.
I really just fan those I really enjoy. I try to make it to the hubs of those who fan me and like tharanx said- if their hubs are good and I like them, I fan them, too. Sometimes it takes a little while to get to view new hubbers thoung, get caught up in forums hehe
This is so true. The Forums is like a black-hole. Whole days pass and I am still in my pajamas reading something from the Religion forum
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Most of the people I have fanned are either the work I like or that I know them in some way.
Me too, sometimes I'll fan them based more on their profile or the range of topics they write about. That way when I'm in the mood to read, I can go to my fan page and find them easily...
yeah. Kelsy, the profile is important--and i love the new pic too, you should keep it
I don't think about it that much...if I enjoy a person's writing style I become a fan. And quite often I become a fan of new hubbers...we all need some encouragement, don't we? I remember the excitement of bagging my earliest fans - made me feel quite like the cat's whiskers!
I do it for many reasons.
Usually it's because I genuinely loved this persons Hub. Other times they've asked for help and they seem willing to learn (and to teach me back!) so..it just depends on the situation.
Sometimes its a mix of all things at once. We call these people friends. Ahh, hello friends.
...Still new to HP's, but so far have fanned those hubs I enjoyed/subject matter I'm interested in.
I don't necessarily fan by hubs, I fan if the writer intrigues me.
I am on my quest of knowledge and fan those that fill that cup for me so it floweths over really not a good poet, lol
I fan because I appreciate how they write,
I fan because I am reciprocating but sometimes just because they are new does not necessarily mean I always become a fan. I will read there articles first especially the ones without pics or avatars as sometimes some of them are spammers or shady. You will find who to fan and not to fan it all takes time.
Much of the time someone who becomes a fan writes similar Hubs, or at least has something similar in approach/style; so I find it's kind of natural for "fans of a feather to stick together". I've fanned a couple of people based on reading one or two things, but then after a while I've discovered they've "gone off in another direction".
if your indication is towards me ,
then i want to tell something.
i had leaved all the fan clubs & done a fresh start.
now i will join the fan clubs of those hubbers thaose have written good hubs ,\
according to my nature.
The question had nothing to do with you, shreekrishna--it was just a question I was curious about. As I said, the topic has come up in various ways and I wanted to know everyone's take on it. Don't give yourself so much credit LOL
Everything is not about you all the time...
lol this must be a sheer coincidence i was about to post a similar topic do you leave a fanmail? I have always left a reason as to why i was joining someones fan club. The reason alwyas has been an appreciation for the way they write and not just the fact that i become your fan you become mine.
well, you know what they say--great minds think alike LOL
I try to leave fanmail too. There is a reason I am becoming a fan, and I like for the person to know why. It makes you feel good too, when you receive fanmail, so I hope to make them happy too
Damn I have lost Lisa, all my hubs are in different directions. I fan whoever gets me interested or sometimes I just like the person from forum posts.
I become a fan when I enjoy what a person has to say, or when I feel I could learn something from a person. This does not mean that I will read everything a person writes, as some write multiple hubs a day.
I truly become a fan of someone else because I feel they are really cool or I really like there talent and passion for writting. I love connecting to people with writting or conversation
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