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If I had zero fans...

  1. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I reckon that is great advice, after all, the learning takes time, so enjoy it! smile

    2. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's very much my approach too. My money comes from the day job. Writing is recreation.

    3. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. kmackey32 profile image66
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I do it because the more I write, the more the traffic and clicks rise, therefor the more the money. lol

  3. HubChief profile image82
    HubChiefposted 8 years ago

    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.

  4. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    I do !