Hi, TheWorldNow-No, I don't, simply because sometimes when I check their hubtivity, I notice that they've been on a 'following spree.' I mean, they seem to be following everyone they can, hoping to get followers in return.
Other times, it seems my interests have nothing to do with what they write, even though I am open to new reading and ideas, right now, I am sort of stuck in my own world!
I do, however, try to comment on a hub or two as a courtesy.
Very good question.
Yes, I do because it’s common courtesy. They took the time to check me out. I found some awe-inspiring hubbers that way.
Hell to the NO I don't follow all of my followers - that's too much to keep up with. I comment all sorts of hubs, and I probably comment as many hubs by people that I don't follow as ones that I do.
It's like this: Sometimes I follow people who write about things that I'm interested in - but those persons may or may NOT be interested in the things that I write about at all. I don't expect anyone to follow my hubs if I write about topics that they care nothing about.
No I don't. I will follow if they write on topics I like and if they write reasonably well. As Lorlie6 does, I comment on a hub of theirs as courtesy, although if they only have 1 or 2 hubs total on topics which don't interest me at all, then I won't even do that (as it becomes too much of a time hassle to read something I really don't want to). I don't feel any obligation to follow someone back, and likewise I would hope someone wouldn't feel obliged to follow me just because I follow them.
My reasons for if I don't follow someone are:
1. Topics don't interest me
2. Very poor use of grammar or otherwise poor writing skills
3. They have written too few hubs so far for me to really decide if I might be interested in their future work
4. (rarer) - if I notice they have started following a bunch of people at once in their hubtivity... this tells me they are just following people to get followers. Plus, they will probably keep doing it, and it's annoying when existing followers start following a bunch of people at once because then it mucks up my 'feed' home page with long lists of who they are following.
No, I don't. I always check their hubactivity and if I see that on that day they followed plenty of other hubbers then I know they are just looking to be followed back.
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