Why do followers follow us, and do not support our work?

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  1. Darknlovely3436 profile image72
    Darknlovely3436posted 12 years ago

    Why do followers follow us, and do not support our work?

    For the amount of followers, I follow and the comments I revieved something  on my hubs ...definitely is not adding..up. so once again why are you following me?

  2. SHILOHDECAMP59 profile image60
    SHILOHDECAMP59posted 12 years ago

    people follow us because they  love to read

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    What is it that you want from a follower?  Are you looking for comments on all articles?  You do get page views when they read your stuff. 

    I try to visit my followers pages and comment on their articles but sometimes I just do not have enough time in a day.

  4. ptosis profile image70
    ptosisposted 12 years ago

    I thought following someone is like friending in facebook - show that person you like what they wrote. I don't expect followers to read everything.

  5. Mr. Happy profile image72
    Mr. Happyposted 12 years ago

    I feel ya Darknlovely. I try to pay attention to the people whom I follow or those that follow me. The thing is though ... after a while it kinda gets out of hand.
    When friend lists get to hundreds of people, it is very hard to keep track. I try to read and comment as much as I can but I agree with Duffsmom that time is an issue. Often I want to write a comment but it really boils down to the question of time.
    I do think that there are people out there who just love to click the "follow" button on every profile existent. Those people I don't pay much attention to: the ones that click follow on like a hundred profiles per minute ... that I don't like (but that's just personal opinion).
    All the best! Cheers.

  6. Seeker7 profile image83
    Seeker7posted 12 years ago

    I agree with duffsmom. The people that I follow I really like and enjoy their work. But If it was compulsory to leave a comment after reading every hub  there would be no time to write my own hubs. I only click on to follow someone if I genuinely like what they have written. But it's impossible to to read up on all my followers and vice versa daily and still have time to do what I'm really here for, not followers, but writing.

  7. Sylvia's Thoughts profile image82
    Sylvia's Thoughtsposted 12 years ago

    Think of it like Twitter. You follow people whose writing interests you. They do the same. You may or may not always comment. But you are aware of them and they are aware of you. That mutual exposure does support and help you--big time!

  8. craigsparks profile image60
    craigsparksposted 12 years ago

    people follow us because they liked our articles..some people follow us because they want us to follow them back and read some of their stuffs... its like  a GIVE AND TAKE cycle. .

  9. bharath.adupa profile image65
    bharath.adupaposted 12 years ago

    see people interested in you writings will follow you and try to learn and some do it for a quid pro quo....

  10. shoaibgmail profile image44
    shoaibgmailposted 11 years ago

    there is a two things for people following ..
    1.its like your stuff..
    2.or he/she want you to follow back.

    1. watergeek profile image94
      watergeekposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've noticed four. The two above and these two negative ones:
      3. So they can rip off your new hubs, if they like them.
      4. So their account - a false one - looks more active than it really is.

  11. puddingicecream profile image69
    puddingicecreamposted 11 years ago

    Followers aren't obligated to leave comments. Comments are nice, but don't take it personally if you don't get comments from them. Also, some people just follow others, hoping for reciprocation.

  12. Hublog profile image61
    Hublogposted 11 years ago

    Some people follow others in hope of getting more followers, they have no intention of reading your writings.

  13. Lyn.Stewart profile image68
    Lyn.Stewartposted 11 years ago

    If I follow someone it means that I have visited their page ... read and enjoyed something they have written.

    It doesn't mean that I will want to read all the subjects they write about ... but I will deffinately read the ones that grab my interest.

    I may not have time to write something in everything I read but if I enjoyed it I will definately take the time to vote them up etc.

    So basically if I am following anyone it is because I am interested it what is going to be written next

  14. abrarr profile image60
    abrarrposted 11 years ago

    well i don't need them to reply my wwork or comment on my creation. i only need them to read my work, if they'll like it they would ne tempted to reply. i don't care

  15. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 11 years ago

    Most of the people who follow me started following me after I left a comment on their hub.  I know that they are reading even if they do not leave a comment, because I simply have too many hubpage views for the people commenting to be the only people reading me.  And if I'm being read, that gives me encouragement to write more.

  16. hootnhowell profile image60
    hootnhowellposted 11 years ago

    Just because your paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't following you! But your right if someone takes the time to read your life's blood-a comment would be nice! Keep up the work! Writing should be self satisfying, not just outwardly appealing. Kinda like your soul on paper, in which you discover as much about yourself as you do about other people.

  17. funmontrealgirl profile image63
    funmontrealgirlposted 11 years ago

    For me, I reciprocate... If someone comments on my hubs, I ALWAYS try to go and read and comment and hub bump them back.

    I follow to get a follow so that we could mutually enjoy and share in this experience.

    If I follow someone, I will try to read and comment. If they don't comment back, I won't continue.

    If they do, I will continue to 1 for 1. I don't know if that is too machine like. But how I do it.

  18. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 11 years ago

    I know a lot of newer hubbers  follow people indiscriminately to try to get people to follow them. They are not interested in reading everyone's hubs, they want traffic for their hubs.
    I did this but learned a big lesson.
    I also wrote a hub about doing this called:
    How New Hubbers Ruin Their Hubscore.

  19. tina lynn profile image57
    tina lynnposted 11 years ago

    People follow you just because they think what you wrote is useful or interesting. That' what i think, and i believe most people have the same idea about me.
    Why so little persons follow me? So, i envy you, LoL

  20. profile image0
    klevifushaposted 11 years ago

    Well most people follow you only because they are hoping that you will follow them back. I would say less than 50% of anyone's followers are actually interesting in reading the work of the author.

  21. daskittlez69 profile image69
    daskittlez69posted 11 years ago

    You do not have to comment to be a follower.  It just means they like your work and they read it.  Not everyone is going to make a comment on every hub they read.

  22. profile image53
    josue louisposted 11 years ago

    They follow you because your topics interest them. They don't suport your work because of your marketting policy.

  23. Sunny2o0o profile image61
    Sunny2o0oposted 11 years ago

    I'm not entirely sure if this gets to the subject matter of your question or not, but I will follow people I disagree with because I like knowing how people who don't agree with me think.  I won't always comment, but when I do, those comments will typically not be supportive.  Amen choruses are supremely boring.  How else are you supposed to learn if you don't engage with positions that you disagree with?

  24. Greenhousewife profile image84
    Greenhousewifeposted 11 years ago

    People generally follow you for two reasons.

    1- They like what you have written
    2- You clicked to follow them and they clicked you in return.

    The reasons for them not making comments are numerous. All we can do is write quality hubs that encourage reader loyalty and be a good hub neighbor ourselves.

    What I mean by this is that you comment on a few hubs, create a bond between you and another hubber. In time they will return the favor. The trick is to not pick one with thousands of friends, they probably don't have time to devote to another new friend.

  25. writeido profile image61
    writeidoposted 11 years ago

    The followers are ... Followers... it's your job to lead them where you want them to go. When someone follows you it sort of means that they trust what you write and would like to see more of it. Just that is a big enough statemenet.
    If someone has followed you they've at least read you once and would like to read more from you and that's why they follow. Comment or no comment that's their own decision on each hub.

  26. cbl2988 profile image59
    cbl2988posted 11 years ago

    Because they are lame! Seriously. Or they just like reading your stuff and disagreeing with you.

  27. Alex Simring profile image60
    Alex Simringposted 11 years ago

    Getting someone to follow you is a nice compliment. They like what you write, so much so that they are willing to read more of your work in the future. This is great for generating traffic, but you need to make sure you have chosen a good niche

  28. vitalesweets profile image61
    vitalesweetsposted 11 years ago

    I believe many hope by following you, you will simply follow them. These are people who aren't really focused on the quality people and work out there, but instead want bragging rights I suppose .. very strange ..

  29. Jennie Demario profile image40
    Jennie Demarioposted 11 years ago

    It seems that people are using the following tool like they do on twitter..  they assume if they follow you then you will follow them back in an attempt to gain copious amounts of followers... like you, I would rather have a smaller group of targeted followers than a bunch of random requests.  quality trumps quantity, no doubt..

  30. shara63 profile image60
    shara63posted 11 years ago

    followers are just followers and not the supporters...they are ment to follow only and not to support!

  31. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 11 years ago

    There are a number of reasons this might happen. Perhaps someone followed you because they LOVED an aspect of a particular hub you wrote -- perhaps it was the topic and they are just waiting for you to produce something similar.

    I received a large number of followers from my hub on backlinking. After this happened, I wrote about some other things unrelated to SEO. I got a few comments, but it wasn't until I wrote about SEO again that I saw a bulk of my followers commenting and supporting my work.

    There are a number of people who I personally follow, but I never comment. I love their work and I love reading their hubs every time they produce a new one. I'll rate them up if they were great and click the interesting button or what have you, but I am not a big commenter. Perhaps this is due to my shyness or the fact that I don't just want to say, "Great hub." "Great hub" seems paltry after all the work they've put into their latest masterpiece. Sometimes users just write something so beautifully that nothing I could comment would add anything to the hub. All I could really write would be, "Wow, fantastic hub! You blew my mind with this topic. I especially love the part between your introduction and closing argument."

    Sometimes a new hub is really just unrelated to my personal interests, but not a bad hub... I just don't know what to say. But I'll lurk around, read hubs, rate them, and not comment. tongue

  32. ThompsonPen profile image64
    ThompsonPenposted 11 years ago

    I don't really have a constructive answer to this. I just thought it was kind of cute. When I first read your question I thought you asked why FLOWERS are following us, so which I had some ridiculously cute retort, but as far as FOLLOWERS go....well, I'm new to this smile

  33. Greensleeves Hubs profile image93
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 11 years ago

    'Following' should have some meaning, and indicate a genuine interest in a hubber's articles.
    But I'm sure some hubbers have a feeling of obligation that if you 'follow' them, then they must make a token effort to return the favour and 'follow' you. Or alternatively they'll initiate the 'following' process just in the hope that you'll return the compliment.
    That does become pretty meaningless if they then never actually visit your pages or comment. So I tend to only 'follow' authors who write about subjects which genuinely interest me, and then I will always comment if I have something worth saying, or at least vote 'interesting' or whatever, because I know it certainly is nice to receive that kind of recognition.

    One thing I will do is regularly run through the list of my own followers, pick out a few and just see what they've been up to, and if they've written a few pages of interest to me, then I will read the pages, and maybe then be able to return the compliment and start following.

    (ThompsonPen - flowers only follow people in 'The Day of the Triffids', and that's not good news!)

  34. Frank Shields profile image60
    Frank Shieldsposted 11 years ago

    The answer this question why individual follow us, and do not support out work?
    when you find individual follow and not support your work is because they are interested in your business, they are gaining  recognition, knowledge from your benefits. That is the reason they follow you around to gain knowledge.

    Second thing you want to know if they follow you and not support you they don't have same vision or insight that you have for the business, when individual  are going to support you, need be on the same level of business minded. If they are not business minded it will not work, because it will wait your time.

  35. profile image48
    saicomputerposted 11 years ago

    I think you do different and achieve confidence of your followers when they seriously trust on you they support you automatically.

  36. profile image0
    Guantaposted 11 years ago

    Hi Darknlovely3436, I only wish I had enough time in the day to read your wonderful poetry and Hubs.  Not reading or visiting enough times the people who follow me is one of my concerns.

  37. Izzie's World! profile image54
    Izzie's World!posted 11 years ago

    they don't beleive  what we say is true.

  38. liftandsoar profile image61
    liftandsoarposted 11 years ago

    I follow to keep informed about certain hubbers who interest me.  I may not agree with him, but he writes in a manner that I find easy to follow, is respectful and stretches me.

  39. calpol25 profile image59
    calpol25posted 11 years ago

    Hi Darknlovely 3436

    Some people are not passionate about the work of others and are more fixed on their own ideals - you might say love themselves too much. 

    I know that when I follow some one it is because I have enjoyed their hubs, or they have made powerful points in the forums, and I totally respect them and their work.

    I know it does not make sense but keep positive and things will get better.

    Calpol 25

  40. cephla profile image60
    cephlaposted 11 years ago

    I agree with ptosis on this one. Following somebody on Hubpages is more akin to friending someone on Facebook.

    While I try to read a few interesting hubs that catch my eye, I'm not particularly inclined to read them all.

  41. jseven profile image80
    jsevenposted 11 years ago

    I agree with a lot of the answers here. When I follow someone, I don't comment of every single hub because I follow many and not just this writing site. I try to pick a few every day from each site  that grab my attention. Following means I like their profile, view of things and past work. smile

  42. selfdefenselesson profile image60
    selfdefenselessonposted 11 years ago

    Because that's what they think they're suppose to do. Just follow.

  43. LelahKimball profile image80
    LelahKimballposted 11 years ago

    I follow people when I like their work and may want to read more.  I hope that is why people are following me.  I am not interested in everything those I follow write, and I'm sure that goes both ways.

    I think commenting is something different.  Once in awhile I comment only to tell someone I liked what they wrote, but usually I try and comment only when I feel I have something to add to the conversation.  I do vote-up hubs I like, even when I don't comment.

    So, for me, I guess comments, followers and voting are all different things.

  44. AUPADHYAY profile image60
    AUPADHYAYposted 11 years ago

    It is not a matter of loosing your enthusiasm. Every failure teaches us that the efforts for getting success was not made with full concentration. You have a lot of potential within your imagination. Don't give-up to way of expressing your views. With best wishes for your success in this field.

  45. ArtAsLife profile image59
    ArtAsLifeposted 11 years ago

    There is no such thing as bad publicity, Even if they arent active, if someone sees you haved 200+ followers they will be a little bit more pushed to read your writings. Also i guess a part of that is them hoping you return the favor in following them

  46. ershruti304 profile image60
    ershruti304posted 11 years ago

    Firstly, it is important to know that what does support means to you? Many followers like your work but barely have time to comment upon it. So in stead of writing on each hub they prefer to follow you only. This doesn't mean that they don't support you or appreciate your work in fact they are making things more convenient for themselves.

  47. rembrandz profile image81
    rembrandzposted 11 years ago

    Perhaps some followers don't have time to leave comments but that may not mean they are not supporting. As some others say here, I agree they maybe reading our hubs which interest them and may not have time to comment for each hub.

    True some maybe pressing the follow in expectation to be followed. Perhaps follow reminds them of twitter. Just an assumption.

  48. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 11 years ago

    I agree with some of the people here in saying some people actually follow you because they like what you have to offer. Btw why are you getting bent out of shape about no one commenting on your stuff?  Are you looking for cool points, trying to make money from this or in need of attention.  Life doesn't stop at hubpages, because people will still have agendas, ulterior motives, envy, be sincere and all of the above when it comes to anything.  It really isn't that serious

  49. Cardisa profile image87
    Cardisaposted 11 years ago

    First of all, following someone on HP is not like Facebook. It is a requirement that you read the hub of the persons you follow or you will be penalized in your personal (profile) score.

    To answer the question. Many people make the mistake of following people to get them to follow them back.

    You should only follow someone you are prepared to support and interact with. That is the reason that HP mails you a list of all the hubs of people on your follow list each day. You do not have to comment, just read and vote.

  50. Maralexa profile image86
    Maralexaposted 11 years ago

    You may not notice that I am following you because I do not always leave a comment.  I will certainly vote on your hubs and leave comments from time-to-time.
    Also, I may hold back sending you fan mail until I have something meaningful (for you) to say.


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