I found myself being "followed" by no less than 3 new hubbers who are nothing but a profile...
picture. How do we stop someone like this from "following" us? ... as I don't feel they are genuine hubbers at all so it is making me feel quite uncomfortable.
Eh, it doesn't bother me. They may be someone that found your articles on hubpages and enjoyed them but aren't the type that write and publish things of their own. Remember, we on hubpages are writers and we write for an audience that is not only full of other hubbers but other people on the Internet. I'd take it as a compliment that it may be a possibility that someone created an account just so they could be on the lookout for more work from me.
I'm getting the same thing... but I don't think it's because they've read anything I've written... I think they are just randomly following people. Earlier I had a few more, but they aren't there any more. I'm pretty new on here. So is this not a normal thing?
You have no control over who follows you. It's not worth wasting time worrying about it.
However, I can say that's it's beneficial to be very picky about who you chose to follow, and that only following people whose writing and advice you genuinely like is a good idea.
For example, I have over 2000 followers yet only follow about two dozen people myself. But I like EVERYTHING they write.
They may be starting up at hubpages and about to have their own hubs.
Hi Violet, I don't mind these hit and miss hubbers. They eventually come back around and write a hub. Sometimes they are just checking it out to see what Hubpages is all about. And too you must have had a hub that caught their attention, that's a good thing. Don't worry, I am sure there is no harm meant. I have several too. Have a great day.
I agree with Mabel. They are not harming you so why bother dealing with them?
I agree with "melbel". They may be that type... nut as long as they don't write or express in any other way an intention of negativity, then you are fine.
If they do show negative intent, contact HubPages and FLAG their profile.
by Ben Guinter 7 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by FreezeFrame34 6 years ago
What has your experience been. Did you notice that the more people you followed, the more people followed you? Did you ever start following people just because you wanted more followers? I have been pretty selective in the people that I follow and I am totally happy with all of the awesome Hubbers...
by Melanie Palen 7 years ago
I've been getting a lot of blank fan mail lately and also have sent it as well when following users.The pop-up thing is kind of cool, but it would be nice if nothing was entered that fan mail isn't left. I naturally just hit Okay or whatever on the pop-up as I'd assumed it was some sort of...
by Ben Blackwell 3 years ago
If you have been a hubber for a month or less, why don't you introduce yourself here. I created this topic for the purpose of getting the new hubbers to meet each other and, in a sense, form a link, just as a freshman class would in a high school. Just thought it would be a good idea...
by Escobana 5 years ago
Let us welcome both of us to OUR new world of friendship.......nice to met you here and looking forward to know you more.....read you more......Take care and God bless you.
by ronhi 5 years ago
Do you follow back everybody that follows you?Just curious to know if hubbers follow people because they follow them
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