Personally, when I chose to follow someone on Hubpages, I do it because they interest me.
I do see many cases though, in which people seem to be clicking on "everyone's" profile adding them to the "friends" list. I cannot seem to find the reason why someone would go clicking on hundreds of profiles, following people they know nothing about and/or are not interested about. What is the point of that?
Many people will simply respond in kind if someone follows them. Knowing this, one can inflate the number of their followers simply by following a lot of other people. Having a lot of followers is important to some people and not to others.
Personally, I tend to follow hubbers that share the same interests as I do. I don't really care how many people are following me. I've been on HubPages for over a year now and still don't have 100 followers. Of course, that may be saying something about the quality of my hubs!
I am with you. I need to like the content and how that content is written. I feel that following someone blindly is not self-serving. I want to read content I like and hopefully, those who read my content will also enjoy them or learn from them.
by Kent Maureen 5 years ago
Hello,I am new here in HubPages. Just signed up for an account a few days ago and I barely got any followers. I would like to know some tips on how to increase my number of followers aside of course, from writing a great hub and following other hubbers.
by healthmunsta 11 months ago
I am literally sick and tired of people who follow you, and then, when you follow them back, they promptly unfollow you. Really, people? What do you do when someone unfollows you shortly after you follow them? Do you hunt them down and unfollow them as well? Do you send them mail saying what they...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 9 months ago
Have you noticed that the high earners on HubPages appear to follow very few writers themselves?Could it be said then, that it is more important to have a following than it is to follow back other writers and Are we spending too much time commenting at the cost of writing new content?
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 Andrew Smith 3 years ago
I've just reached a landmark of 100 followers (yay, me!), which might not seem like much, but it's built up pretty slowly over time, and I've made sure to interact with everyone I'm following regularly (106 now), checking out new hubs, etc. It made me consider an interesting question:How do...
by Shawn May Scott 6 years ago
I am still new to Hubpages and have been enjoying a rather successful start. Thank you to those who have voted my articles up and those few of you who have begun to follow me. But I have noticed one thing of late and maybe it is the way it goes but I think it is disrespectful. I have commented on a...
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