I really hate to lose fans. I would rather that they come and discuss with me what they don't like and maybe we could just agree to agree on things we like mutually. But it is unpleasant when someone leaves:)
Thanks Mark, I know we don't agree on everything but we agree on alot and that should be what brings fans together. I do write about some controversy but I don't mean for it to push people away. I would think that hubbers would be tolerant of the right to express.
You are absolutely right-- once you get to certain point and score-- many people fan you for no real reason( or perhaps, possibly ... self- promotion?), which becomes meaningless, especially when they leave no reason for fanning.
Well, I've only been on hubpages a very short time and don't have very many fans. Wish I had more, but I guess it takes time to get to know people in a new community. So sorry you have lost one of your fans, but I guess there's more to life than fan clubs.
Sometimes, the system makes them disappear as many of us have experienced believing we were someone's fan and when we have gone back, we are gone. Don't fret I am certain they will be back as they may not realize they are missing either.
Maybe it is because they just keep getting too many e.mails and the only way to stop them is to just stop being a fan....... sometimes I get about 80 then I feel guilty that I can't read them all and have considered losing a few, but maybe not, in fact I may just add another one eh????
Don't sweat on it mate if they were a true fan of you they wouldnt have left. I have had fans leave and to be honest I couldnt care less because Hubs gets loads of new good peeps daily. They were not a true fan, dont even try and think why they took you out, not worth it !
Besides we all remove people we fan, I have 4 I intend to remove myself who I follow but who are to busy farting about on the forums to read my hubs. I will remove them and not care what they think, if someone fans you it means they like your hubs, unless its just a numbers game and if it is then I have no place for them in my fans. I have 5 that fit that bill and they will be removed, just acccept certain people are fake !
If we were able to have our usernames changed I'd probably change it to Mr Cranky. Or perhaps I should use Simon Cowell as my avatar instead.
Hubbing is about publishing.
There are many reasons why you'd cancel your subscription to a magazine. If you felt compelled to tell them, they may read it, they may take it to heart, they may just screw it up and throw it in the bin.
People fan others for various reasons. Some because there is a connection between the writer and the reader. Sometimes because a person wants garner as many fans as they possibly can and think the way to do it is to fan others en masse.
There are no rules why you should fan another, its just personal preference. The same applies to 'unfanning'.
If anyone left my 'fan club' (the name alone makes me cringe, while I may write for readers, visitors or an audience, the very mention of 'fans' makes me feel like I'm a pompous rockstar) it wouldn't concern me. In fact I'd find it a waste of the former fans time to feel compelled to justify their actions or reasons.
No disrespect to anybody who has joined my fan club, but I'm here for the search engine traffic, and the occasional bit of banter in the forums. I don't need fans and I don't need comments, just cold hard cash!
I've lost some too, and feel bad about it. But then we have to move on...hahaha Do I sound so serious? Hmmmm maybe I'll worry much if they are all gone; by then there's no doubt that I'm doing something wrong.
I have lost too. But then I don't quit there's in return. There opinion of me doesn't change my opinion of them. If they were my fan to begin with then they will remain my fan forever.
I am sure there would be others who would join you for your views or temperament whereas some leave for the very same reason. Bill Cosby once said “I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
I am relatively new at posting on hubs but I am an old goat and face things straight on. So let me see if I can convey my opinion and feelings about this. 1 We will gain and loose fans, let's not waste too much energy on it, accept it as a fact of life. 2 We join people's fans because it makes our numbers go up, sometimes because we really like what they write, sometimes just to return the favor. It is what it is. 3 We are all very busy, too busy to read everything we land on. One thing we can do that only takes a click and no time is to give the people in our fan list that we visit a UP click, if we don't have time for a comment. 4 Courtesy and reciprocal courtesy is beneficial to the giver and the receiver. Thanks for reading this if you took the time. Have a great day and build more hubs regardless of the reason why you do it. If you are in my fan club, I will continue to visit once in a while and give you a up if I can't leave a comment.
I was at 69 fans for about a week, then I had 70. Now, I am back to 69. I guess 69 is my lucky number. I can't get away from it. Seriously, though, it kind of sucks to lose a fan. I guess they got to know me better.
"Lovely" is unique? well yes I spose it might be if you are not use to it, and it is indeed used alot in New Zealand , a throwback from colonial days. Funny thing you mention unique though, because my new neighbor friend after chatting for a few minutes said .."Oh youre a "hoot", my mind thought , ok I remind her of an owl , is that a good thing , shes laughing so it must be ok .. ( and thats with the ability to read body language) so "lovely" is nice n friendly rolled into one (my opinion)
I got fan mail from a guy saying he likes my writing and wanted to be a fan. And he then said "wanna join your fan club and i expect same from your side." I don't fan people just because they fan me. I notice...
I know it shouldn't bother me, but I cannot help but wonder, should I have toned down something, have I offended them, did they quit Hubpages? Did they disagree with my views, or did they disagree with the way I...