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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:)
I just joined. And I do not do that very often.
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.
Thanks for the encouragement, all.
Maybe it's just me, but I think you're taking the fan thing far too seriously.
I agree! Those who like you will follow your work and those who don't, won't. Some people will follow your work who won't even click to be a fan. It doesn't matter.
Lol, it was all warm and fuzzy then you came along. But you are keeping with character!!
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.
Oh ! dont worry you will get new ones..as I am now Your fan...
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.
Well, yes. I'd love to talk to my fans too.
but, you have 180.....and I see you write about controversy? how exciting!! I will go read right now!!
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 !
I would hate to loose a fan, cos its hard enough for me to have a good fan base. Maybe i'm doing something wrong.
I would not worry Bgamall your remainder outnumbers those gone
I am wondering-- do people have to purposely withdraw to 'unfan"? or do they disappear from your list if they just withdraw from hubpages altogether?
Like Damescribe said, I wouldn't worry about it. Infact, after writing this, I'm going to your Profile Page to join your fan club. So you might have lost one but you've gained another.
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 !
I do try to get to other people's hubs and comment. If I like a hub I will comment.
I have fans that never read my hubs. I was sort of hoping they'd give them a peek at least now and then. But maybe the hub challenge is getting in the way.
I really am the last person to stick up for Darkside but all he said was you were taking it to serious and he was right !
Darkside is a wonderful Hubber nothing wrong with candor. As I said, never mind the one in comparison to the the 100, Bgamall
That shit happens to me all the time. I quit caring about it a long time ago, in fact I think its pretty funny someone would have such sensitive skin. Good riddance I say.
Awww Toad what can one say, people come, people go, my Cabin Girl says she misses you
yeah, I miss my morning insult. Now everyone just says good day. I need a good jab to get going.
I could start throwing out insults when I see ya, if you want
awww...how am I kidding?? No I couldn't.
Lol, you have 500 fans. Lol.
And Rochelle, true.
Isn't hubbing about communication? Then the fan should have communicated to you why they are leaving...I would hope that if it happened to me too.
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.
I usually lose fans when I put anything on about religion. I lost three over a weekend once.
How do you know if you lost one?
I dont check ,naughty of me I guess
Emailed once I think ,god im boring lol
A couple of people asked about defanning a person to cut down on emails. You don't have to do that, you can just turn that feature off. The option is in your profile.
Just uncheck this line:
 Notify me when my favorite authors publish a new hub?
The few times I've lost fans, it has been because they left hubpages.
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!
wouldn't worry about it. Sometimes debates get heated, that is what is supposed to happen in debate. As long as you welcome their opinion, whether you agree or not, then what more can you do?
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.
In the last few hrs when posting about 30 hubs for the hubchallenge I lost a fair few fans. Hopefully they'll be back (and not in a Terminator kind of way).
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.
psst can you share why you chose your nic?
im curious is all
It started years ago. I was an angry person. I guess I don't view relationships, love, or even life with the same enthusiasm and gullibility that most do.
I use different nicks on different sites though.
I try. I like to joke around on HP sometimes. It's the only real forum or site that I've taken the time to get "into".
"Lovely" is probably one of the most unique words someone has used to describe me, especially without meeting me.
Is that word commonly used your way- in NZ, I'm guessing by the name?
"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)
Yes, "a real hoot". I often hear that in movies, but not in real life. It's a positive thing, for sure. It's like saying, "you're a real riot!" I think.
Fans come and go--half the time they click the fan thing impulsively and then have to weed out people because their mailboxes get swamped. Don't take it to heart.
If you try to please everyone you end up pleasing no one. Let it go bgamall. It happens.
Agree with PGrundy. Unless you specifically know who unfanned you and the reason behind it, it doesn't matter. Fandom abhors a vacuum, and s new fan (or fans) will swoosh in and take his/her place!
We've all lost fans. Like life outside, life within Hub Pages is not a linear rise to the top! MM
All you can do is post your positions, if they don't like it too bad. You have a welcoming forum so don't sweat it.
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