Why do some people become your fan and then never read your stuff?
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I checked out this site and most of the info is very general. I wasn't looking for general or cryptic answers. I was hoping for something more straight foreword. Maybe you all are tired of discussing this issue, but I'm fairly new here and starting to wonder about a few things.
I join fan clubs because I either like or am drawn to the writing or the person. And I was hoping that was why other hubbers joined mine. But I'm beginning to see the light.
I really don't care how many fans I have. Guess I haven't caught on to the relationship between clicks and fans and comments, etc. yet. Any how I like a lot of the writing I see here and was hoping to get some feedback from people I respect
I'm interersted in improving my writing and learning from others
Am I naive or what???
You are deff not naive and as for improving your writing just check out the top hubbers and how they not only write but how they set their page out and insert photos etc. My first hubs were and still are useless and even now I am still learning. Fans are important in the fact that they like your writing, some people will also fan you because of your personality but if you have a passion for writing then one must always want the respect of fellow writers and that is usually by a fan. I wish you well and hope that in some way answers your question.
Well I guess when you ask a question, you have to take whatever answers you're given, if you expect a certain kind of answer, then surely there is little purpose in asking the question. Personally I found it neither general nor cryptic (but we all differ).
That said though, there are many great Hubbers here who will be able to offer you some excellent advice with regards to improving your writing and/or making money from it here.
Its just a personal option available, people help me whether they are fans or not and if you need help just ask. Check out the forums too ,they have threads for newbies ,make-overs ,etc etc..I just explore.
Its ok to be naive, human even , and although this isnt actually a writing school , just like MrV said ,you will learn directly and indirectly from many different hubbers (writers)...
Because all they want in return is for you to fan them back.
And then they'll sell their HP account on ebay with an ad that says "HubPages Account with Eleventy Million Fans!"
how do you KNOW they didn't read it? I just got here a little while ago and am sooooo lost on alot of things. I am figuring some stuff out, there is a FAQ somewhere and its really good..but my computer is so darn slow, I honestly can not post comments every time I want to. Pretty sure I will end up making a complete ass of myself, but what I am thinking is....if your here for the money, you'll figure it out. If your here to write for writing's sake, you put your heart and soul into it, you have to expect not every one is gonna get you....just like real life. But some one WILL relate. You may never know whose day you brighten, but it will happen. Now I am curious and will go read your hubs....clever...leaving a question like that to get people to check you out. oh yeah, the 'FAQ' is on the bottom of the page. It says....guide. It helped me some anyway.
I can come up with a lot of guesses. But I was hoping to hear what hubbers themselves have to say....since verbosity is rampant here
I blame the weather, kinda brings that old rampant verbosity out, doncha think. As for your question some people just add everyone to their fans in the hope of getting fans back. Also I guess the longer you are on the site the harder it is to read every single persons writing, I would actually be guilty of not reading every single hub of any of my fans.
Thanks BC, this was the kind of response I was looking for. Appreciate your honesty.
I am mortally wounded BC ,get your bad swash buckling self there yonder
People dont always leave comments ale ,even though they may read the hub, or shiver me timbers they might read it ,not be al that interested and flounce off....I know I have ,so I assume others do too.
Hey but heres somethin I wondered about ...Y'know some of the hubbers who get medals ( notice I said it wasnt me lol) for hubs have been 10,000 times , well I checked out a couple and wow ,one guy was his family tree or lots of girlfriends ,not entirely sure but 10,000 times viewed???? oh well Indias a big place I guess ,or its like HB is not on the prohibited list of sites for the young'uns-interesting ?
I think every newbie wonders the same thing. I learned quickly that while there are sincere fans who join your fan club for the best of reasons, others equate fans solely with popularity and/or money, so much so that they don't even care what you write or why you write it. I find they are the ones who join everyone's fan club, as is evident by their hubtivity. Those are the ones I don't worry about. I just ignore them. When I see someone has taken the time to read through hubs and maybe even responded by commenting or e-mailing me, I feel I have a true fan and it makes me very satisfied.
BTW, I'm not here just to write. I am here to make money as well. Still I only join the fan clubs of writers I find interesting and/or skilled. I'm not worried that I won't make money on Hubpages if I don't get scores of fans.
Some interesting ideas keep floating around. Does anybody care to explain how a number of fans is related to the amount of money one makes off Hubpages?
I can only speak for myself, but when I'm short on time as I have been for the past few months, I'm often on here after already working online for many, many hours. I'm so tired that I have to choose between sleeping and reading with burning eyes. Guess which wins?
It doesn't mean that I don't like the writing, it just means that I'll return to it when I'm able to. It also means that I have to be as understanding towards my fans who are also under time constraints.
I've only become fans of people whose writing I enjoy and/or whose topics I find useful and enriching. I truly believe that most of my fans became such because they like what I'm putting out.
To try and read every hub by everyone I'm a fan of just isn't realistic, especially given the high volume lately with the challenge. I do, however, keep the email notifications of the ones I want to read later so I don't forget to go back and do so.
I like a great many authors out there in the world, but haven't had time to read all of their works - or even very many in some cases. I'm still an admiring fan of theirs, though.
Also, I sometimes read and don't comment (which I suspect is the case with others as well) so don't assume that someone hasn't read just b/c you don't see a comment from them.
Now that's exactly what I was trying to say, very nicely put young lady !
Roobee, This is exactly the way I think about reading and commenting on hubs and also, how I make decisions about such. You put it so succinctly. I asked the question to see how others felt. It was pretty straight forward. Some responses assumed a lot about my attitude and what I think about the issue. If some think I'm naive, so be it. I was looking for information and got it. Thanks all.
Maybe fans are a little like friends? Some you get to know well. Others less so. And some are more like acquaintances. Besides, the more time you spend on hubs the more you'll either end up liking yourself (and possibly become a fan of) or you'll end up with them joining you.
One thing though - a little different to RooBee and maybe others. Whether I write something intelligent and thoughtful or completely silly - I never read without leaving a comment.
The only exception was on a fellow hubbers recent article and he knows who he is - and why.
yep, BadCo's right. Plus, there's the fact that a lot of us, when we first came on, fanned whoever fanned us--we didn't know any better. so we might have a few on our faves that we never or seldom read.
I think a lot of us also joined around the same time which was 2 months ago and have not just become fans but more like a community who not only enjoy reading people we like but also care about the writers as a person.
Micha is right fans won't make you any money but as a wise man once said money is bugger all without friends. Ok so he didn't say bugger but I kinda like that word. Anyways Art is having an early night, enjoy your night my friends
alekhouse, I think, if others are like I am, people become fans because they do like someone's Hubs - but then there's only so much time to read (or even write, for that matter). There are a lot of people on here who have really good Hubs (no matter what someone's reading preferences are). When one logs on here, there's immediately a "ton" of things that catch the eye. Then, going to just one Hubber's profile page will bring up another bunch of stuff. I find I'm always operating on, "I'll come back for that one - and that one and that one and that one....". Then, tomorrow is another day and another log-in, and a whole bunch of new stuff shows up. So, long story short - time constraints, I think. Lots of times, too, I'll read someone's Hub, rate it, but not leave a comment for some reason.
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