I look around the forum and it seems everyone has at least twice as many fans as the go hubs. I have 99 hubs and 98 fans. Maybe it was a mistake to use my real picture. Maybe I'm using the wrong mouthwash; I don't know. How does everyone get so many fans?
Why do you need so many fans? I have 80 fans but I can almost count on fingers, the ones whom I know and have interacted with. Some people become your fan so that you become their fan in turn (yuck!). Others do so for the legitimate reason that they like your writing and would want to be notified next time you publish your hub. If someone becomes my fan, it hardly boosts my spirits,however, if someone comes to one of my hubs and posts a comment or two (even though they are not in my fan club), then that is what counts to me at the end of the day. And trust me, even the people who are climbing fan centuries , they too, never listen from everyone of them when they publish a hub - at max 20/30 people or so but that's the limit.
I think it's your presence in Hubtivity that counts alot. When you interact more and thereby splashng your name all over, people get the idea that you're kind of, well, popular and they will fan you in the hopes that you'll fan them back. If you fan them back, again, they will be hoping that the rest of your fans will follow your lead and fan the hubbers you fanned. I think it works like that in a sense. "Popularity" has nothing to do with the number of hubs sometimes
I know but who the hell wants an e mail Inbox anymore cluttered? .Imagine someone with 660,000 Fans Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well you weould need 659,999, cos you can't be your own fan, and no I haven't tried.
I agree with Cris' "hubtivity theory". I've noticed that since I started being active at hubpages again (i.e. commenting on people's hubs, participating in the forums, publishing new hubs, etc.), my fans have doubled. New hubbers probably see my name on hubtivity and join my fan club thinking I'm one of the top hubbers. Haha! Oh, and some old-time hubbers have also "discovered" me through my comments on their hubs.
The ones with heaps of fans ie over 500 usually just invite them, people tend to then invite them..... You and I are about neck to neck i have 150 fans, and just over 100 Hubs. I only join somones fan club if I like them otr their stories, Some I admit have been more I like them. You are a brilliant writer, I loved the bit that you showed as an excerpt in the middle of one of my Hubs . Just go with the brilliant writing, forget the fans. You have a good strong Avator, obvioulsy it is you, and I think that you are one of the few that deserve to have a serious writing Career, others are Misha Londongirl Badcompany, Goldentoad, there are just some people that stand out in a crowd. You are one of them. I left Chris out sorry Cris also
Well, I'll not skirt the issue. You asked, so I'll pipe in my two cents. Keep in mind, it's just 2 cents, so, it's worth what I paid for it.
1. Your hubs (the eight or ten I looked at) are very short. They're almost more like forum posts than actual articles. Hubs can certainly be short, but usually the short ones are the product review or recipe or quick tip stuff. People who like that sort of stuff fan up on them. But you tackle cool topics like the abortion in the eyes of athiests thing as an example. Consider digging in deeper. Since you're not really going for a sale on something, then the fans you're looking for are the people who are going to come away from your articles moved by your passion or your insight or your research or your depth or whatever part of you shines when you really let yourself have at your issue. Which leads me to number two.
2. Open up. People respond to people they know. Put yourself at risk in your hubs. Being gaurded won't gain fans. I think the cliché is "nothing ventured, nothing gained." Trust your readers and they will respond.
So, there. You asked. I'm going to assume you really wanted some input. Don't take down your picture. If that's really you, dude, you're dreamy. I wish I looked like that. Leave it.
First of all it is not a big deal to have many "fans". There are wonderful writers who don't have too many fans. From my personal experiences so far in life I feel if someone is either extremely talented or is nice to be around then over a period of time they have more people liking them and I guess the same goes here too at hub pages where some folks who write many wonderful hubs and/or are more helpful/nice to others then they may end up having more fans. Just my two cents
1. Don't do anything. Just keep writing, publishing, partaking in the forums. If people find you interesting enough, they'll become a fan. Though there will always be those who fan you in the hope that you'll fan them back, which leads me to...
2. Fan Spamming. Go and become fans of every single person you come across. In the hope that they'll return the favour. A variation of this is targeting good looking women. But if you're not picky you double the amount of chances you have.
So are you saying Eric, that your 7 "good" hubs are what has gotten you 500+ fans? Besides your appropriate forum posts? You've written 7 hubs. Based on your own theory, people around here r dumb@ss@s.
Interesting leap of logic there. Hope you land safely.
If you care to scratch beneath the surface with a mouse click or two, (and not just look at the numbers), you'll discover that I used to have a lot more than 7 hubs. And the information that was provided in those hubs is the reason for my fans. Cheers, Eric G.
The reason Eric has so many fans is that his Hubs (and his website) give excellent advice about how to market your business on the internet, and a lot of Hubbers are interested in that subject.
I do think being helpful in the forums makes a difference, as well as making thoughtful comments on people's Hubs. Say something interesting and people want to know more about you - they click on your profile, then on a Hub or two, and if they what they see, they become a fan.
I've never gone in for the "you fan me, I'll fan you" game, but I still seem to have collected a few fans.
Yep participation seems to be key Pete, and you do that already anyway. I change my pic so I dont get bored , not sure if it helps or hinders me (hub score). Oh well. Often I try to read someone's hub completely different ,from one I naturally feel inclined too , and leave a comment,sometimes I add them ,or they me , but I dont do it automatically. ( I did that ,when I was really new ,then read the guys profile later ,what a wacko lol)
Pete, I appreciate when someone wants to be a fan. It encourages me to try harder to write substance in articles. Being new here, I have come to learn that you just need to be yourself, not worry about having fans, interact in the forums, and keep writing. Good luck, you will do fine.
I would have to say that fans do not maketh the man/woman. The passion for two minute noodles helps alot; but I look for the passion of the writer via the writen word - or via the spoken word.. And whether they are interested in NZ or their own country...As opposed to themself.
So what you do you go on to say my hub page FIRST you join the fan club Then you mark each of my hubs, up Then you read them all Then you put a lovely comment on the bottom
I follow the instructions above on yours..... simple Wish someone would have told me that at first, Only really working it all out and I have been around weeks.... picture is fine, which mouthwash is it?????
in time you will get fans, become fans of the writers you like and they will do the same. The last time I looked which was last night, there are 69500 hubbers, I wonder how all the hubbers are able to read each others work,? dori
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