I thought by being fans of other people, they would be my fan too. How do I get more fans?
Some people work that way, personally I only become a fan of someone whose hub(s) I have enjoyed reading.
I wondered the same as you when i had just a few fans! and i was about one month in!
things will evolve...
PS..You now have one more:)
I don't often browse around HubPages at random, so the only way I'm going to read a new Hubber's work is if they turn up in a forum and I wonder who they are. I haven't come across your name before, so I'm guessing you're not around in the forums much. Maybe that's your answer.
My own view of "fandom" on HubPages is that it's exactly what it says - I join a fan club if I genuinely admire the Hubber's work, not because they've joined my fan club. That doesn't seem to have hurt my own fan base.
I guess I'm going to take the proactive approach by adding them first (whose hubs appeal to me) in the hope that they'll do likewise.
You've got one too, DeskCoder
I was wondering the same thing. I only have two fans at the moment.. Booo hoooo :-(....
You don't get fans, jeeez you actually take an interest in the people on the damn site and read and support them. I am sorry but seeing someone who has been a member 10 months with 3 fans whinging about having no fans just makes me laugh. Ditto applies to you others, either take part in the site or go get a hanky you damn big girls !
I asked how people get fans around here. Is it good content, commenting on the forums, what? I didn't need some jack-a calling me a girl because I don't have countless time to devote to this site.
Just deleted you as a fan, it is not like man city fans to speak to people like that..... apologise
The "apologise" part made me LOL! The bold part doesn't make sense, not sure what you are trying to say here...
Personally, I prefer a smart-ass to a kiss-ass any day ;-)
I don't automatically become a fan of everyone who fans me either but if someone fans me and I already like their posts in the forum, I'll fan them before I read any of their hubs. I can usually tell from their forum posts if I like their writing style or how they express themselves.
Deskcoder, don't worry about badcompany99 he has a chip on his shoulder, (I almost cursed). Just laugh and move on. I sure did!!!
Some are fans ,some resemble groupies .
In the beginning I added will nilly ( cos it seemed the nice thing to do) wrong
I mean if someone doesnt like the content of what I write about then why would they add me? ditto
though I have noticed it does help if your half naked or half drunk or both , maybe ,I dunno I will have to get back to you ,lol
Sometimes I get a fan and I go to their profile and see:
1 second ago: This person became a fan of hghgjghgj
2 seconds ago this person became a fan of ghjgjhghj
3 seconds ago this person became a fan of uyuyuiyiu
and so on.
They blatantly didn't read anything you wrote, and personally I'd rather not have them. But each to their own.
He died a few years ago, but he would have been in to fish as much as you were, I bet your little one likes Nemo, making play do as we speak
I become a fan of hubbers I enjoy to read more from. I don't automatically become a fan of every hubber that joins my fan club, though.
@DeskCoder: A piece of unsolicited advice, if you don't mind. I was looking through your hubs and noticed that most of them did not have a hub-specific image, just your profile image. I would recommend adding atleast one photo to each hub that will show up as a thumbnail. I think that would look better overall and it may also entice more people to click on your hubs. Photos can be very enticing. I believe each hub should have it's own unique photo. Just my 2 cents.
Good advice. If possible and appropriate, use more than one photo or image.
Thanks. My problem is finding the right picture for my hubs, but I will try to work on that now!
Ahhh Brenda forget about it. Badco is actually a one of life's good guys. What he said wasn't wrong - you do need to interact on hubpages. 'Twas more the delivery I think
And he may not have been drunk. He may have just felt like spitting a feather or two out ...
It's all good
Its a mystery just like myspace, where do all those friends come from?
I am right there with you...just trying to figure it out...I'm a fan...Happy writing!
I actually was drunk at the time and I guess what you do on here is your business and not mine. I am big enough though to say accept my apology.
Badco - And I hope it was a great night you had.
It was my friend but sometimes with drink I gotta learn to shut up I guess, anyways hope yer having a good start to the weekend.
I buy fans. Find some guy hanging out on the HubPages curb and offer him a 20 spot for some fan action. I got BT to sign up for $15 bucks, and Spryte kicked down for a handful of change. Other options include nude photographs of yourself (if you are a hawt chick), bribes of alcohol or even really well prepared food. A puppy might work (as a bribe, not as food... although...)
I like the english D, I too just joined recently and has only three fans. All my hubs are political and hope people will enjoy reading them.
I join the fan club of people who I wish to keep track of because I want to read more of their work.
I am in the fan clubs of less than 10 people.
I don't know how to get fans, but I know I've had a good time offending people at hubpages the night before, when I've lost fans. Its like they got drunk, woke up the next morning and realized their mistake. I woke up with a couple of less today than yesterday. This happens all the time.
I found out that I must have been working too hard with so little fans so I started visiting the forums and just responding to other hubbers and the fan numbers began to increase. I looked at your hubs deskcoder, and I think if you write on a variety of topics that are more relevant to others, your fan base will increase. Here are some pointers that I just found out when researching topics.
1.Select a topic that will show that you are trying to help someone or provide a benefit.
2. Break up the text with photos and use a photo for your thumbnail or at the top of your article. I do not because I am into monetization. But readers do like pictures and that will help drive them to your articles.
3. Try to solve problems with your hub and extend yourself out from childcare and exercise. These may not be your niche subjects though of great interest to you.
Read the hubbers scoring 100 of where I have not reached yet and learn from them
by mdawson17 10 years ago
I joined seven fan clubs last night but yet out of the seven one returned to mine! I have posted various hubs dealing with various topics but yet no visitors (except the few that want to slam my work and act as if they are better than others! When does all this stop when does equality begin?? I...
by hot dorkage 11 years ago
What if you just go down the list of all hubbers and automatically fan everyone. I know in a lot of sites this is considered a negative thing to do and it will drop your reputation or whatever. What happens to fan whores on hubpages? Someone who knows please tell.
by Debra Allen 11 years ago
I invited a friend here a while ago and it seems that there are only two frinds that have join his fan club. Now I do notice that top hubbers join new hubbers fan clubs all at once--only my friend seems to have been missed. He needs to become known. He has writers block about who...
by shazwellyn 10 years ago
Is my writing crap or something?
by Adam York 11 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 fan but check out their fans you see hundreds of fans in a short period of time...
by justone331 10 years ago
This jus doesnt make sense to me....I spent countless hours faning people and writing sincere comments about their hubs, but I just dont seem to get the love back..am I the only one that notices this? And if im not can someone please give me an explanation as to why people do this.......God, you...
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