I'd still be writing, still be publishing, here on HubPages.
I was in the habit of making webpages before the arrival of Web 2.0.
That was before we had friends, fans and followers at the click of a button. Can you believe it, people did actually publish things even though there wasn't some kind of measurement of how many people were following you (or pretending to be a fan).
Here's my tip: Write for yourself. Do it regardless of lack of feedback or even negative feedback. Do it because you love it.
I reckon that is great advice, after all, the learning takes time, so enjoy it!
That's very much my approach too. My money comes from the day job. Writing is recreation.
Darkside, you are rite. I have been doing that. Writing for myself for like more than 3 years now and on some quite static sites which are still static because I have designed the template and no wordpress installed there.
BUT, getting fans, followers, good traffic, rising income, sales, comments, appriciations, discussions, all these bucks one up to work even harder and work nonstop. Trust me there have been times I have wanted to run away from working hard online when I didn't have fans, followers and comments because my earnings dropped. But now because of these fans I want to keep on writing. Maybe this is the reward. Maybe I am not as much in love with writing as you are.
Despite all I have written above, your suggestion is wonderful and is sort of a best policy in certain situations.
I do it because the more I write, the more the traffic and clicks rise, therefor the more the money.
I also do write for me. Actually there are so many friends who visit me from various part of the world. everytime I spend some time going over with them lot of stuff.
for stocks options, I discuss whole day. So I started writing to point to my friends to read my thoughts and then we discuss this next day.
So I am writing for myself and for those who are like minded and my find it in Google. So far 700+ views of all hubs together. Not bad as I am just focussing on what I know.
by Hmrjmr17 years ago
The recent change in phraseology made me wonder if the phrase followers makes anyone uncomfortable. Kinda feels like you're signing up for church or some cult group. Kinda liked Fans better it's a more secular phrase....
by mel227 years ago
? guess they're tweaking in the Web"meister" shop The elves are at work before the end of the holidays. We're no longer FANatics of each others writings but Followers like a cult of Publishing...
by Susannah Birch13 months ago
You can't. Just had to put that out there as I'm seeing newbies all over the forums going on about these topics lately.Serious money comes from getting views from Google NOT from having other hubbers visit your work....
by bipolar girl8 years ago
i joined four weeks ago and only have 9 fans lol wot am i doing wrong?
by Hikikomori7 years ago
Eh, I'd rather have followers because they find my writing interesting, not because we're exchanging favors. Good luck though!
by Susannah Birch2 years ago
1. Ignore the number of followers & internal views. 2. Ignore hubber and hub scores. 3. Write, write, write to build up a base of quality content.4. Write on low competition topics so views increase with time. 5....
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