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How do people get so many fans?

  1. DeskCoder profile image57
    DeskCoderposted 8 years ago

    I thought by being fans of other people, they would be my fan too.  How do I get more fans?

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image60
      Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Some people work that way, personally I only become a fan of someone whose hub(s) I have enjoyed reading.

    2. compu-smart profile image81
      compu-smartposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      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:)

    3. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  2. fayans profile image14
    fayansposted 8 years ago

    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 wink

  3. Jezzzz profile image69
    Jezzzzposted 8 years ago

    I was wondering the same thing.  I only have two fans at the moment.. Booo hoooo  :-(....

    1. Rotem profile image59
      Rotemposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      now you have one more...

  4. profile image49
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    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 !

    1. DeskCoder profile image57
      DeskCoderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Just deleted you as a fan, it is not like man city fans to speak to people like that..... apologise

      1. Kelsey Tallis profile image65
        Kelsey Tallisposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        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.

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          \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          We are both Manchester City Fans, I think we came on board here about the same time.... We must be about the same age as we remember the same games etc.....  he is probably drunk i would say...

  5. Jezzzz profile image69
    Jezzzzposted 8 years ago

    Deskcoder, don't worry about badcompany99 he has a chip on his shoulder, (I almost cursed).  Just laugh and move on.  I sure did!!!

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    Rotem you sure are a nice guy

    1. Rotem profile image59
      Rotemposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      if it is important to him, i'm there lol

  7. Cindi LaMar profile image62
    Cindi LaMarposted 8 years ago

    Add another fan to your list.  =;o)

  8. Eaglekiwi profile image69
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    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

  9. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    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.

  10. Rotem profile image59
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    many thanks for your compliments.

  11. Rotem profile image59
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    sorry to hear, my condolence.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    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

  13. Rotem profile image59
    Rotemposted 8 years ago

    yep. lol

  14. Janet21 profile image64
    Janet21posted 8 years ago

    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.  smile

    1. JamaGenee profile image88
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Good advice. If possible and appropriate, use more than one photo or image. cool

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly right. You should always have photos in your Hubs, and preferably a news or rss feed and one or more videos as well.

    2. DeskCoder profile image57
      DeskCoderposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.  My problem is finding the right picture for my hubs, but I will try to work on that now!

  15. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    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 wink

    And he may not have been drunk. He may have just felt like spitting a feather or two out ...

    It's all good big_smile

  16. Research Analyst profile image78
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    Its a mystery just like myspace, where do all those friends come from?

  17. homematchmakers profile image56
    homematchmakersposted 8 years ago

    I am right there with you...just trying to figure it out...I'm a fan...Happy writing!

  18. profile image49
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Badco - smile And I hope it was a great night you had.

      1. profile image49
        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          No you don't. Nowt like getting a bit lairy now and then. Cleans the pipes and all that. And thankyou. Maybe it is a good start. I'm still up big_smile

  19. Shadesbreath profile image87
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    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...)

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmm puppies... *drool*

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g184/btricey25_2006/puppies.jpg

        There you go Mark - drool away lol

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Aw man. They would be so good in a curry with some naan bread. big_smile

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    prince1244posted 8 years ago

    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.

  21. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Janet21 profile image64
      Janet21posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Only 10? Really? We'll then I am completely honored that you have joined my fan club.

      p.s. do you still have the same email address?  I emailed you a few days ago, but haven't heard back.  Are you ignoring me? wink

  22. goldentoad profile image61
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    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.

  23. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    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

 
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