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Why don't old hubbers encourage newbies by viewing their work and following them

  1. infoforum profile image68
    infoforumposted 6 years ago

    Why don't old hubbers encourage newbies by viewing their work and following them?

    I am newbie and I feel myself worthless here. Even when newbies are trying to publish some useful stuff why are not they motivated?

  2. Sottway profile image77
    Sottwayposted 6 years ago

    Don't worry Infoforum, things will fall into place over time.

    I've noticed over time the more hubs you have the chances of just randomly receiving support from fellow Hubbers increases... The top guns out there are probably so busy with publishing great articles they just dont have the time for all of us! Have faith and patience.

    There will be times of frustration but the best way around it is staying active in the hubbers community but most of all keep writing solid quality hubs.


  3. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Some old hubbers do.

    But consider this:  If you've been here a while, you are probably already following quite a few people. "Old hubbers" often start to get extremely selective and fussy about following anyone new. 

    Sottway is absolutely correct.  Keep hubbing, be active in the forums and your fans will grow.

    On the other hand, you really don't care about that if your aim is making money. Money comes from search engine visitors, not from other hubbers.

  4. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    personally i'm not here to help people or to make them feel welcome or any such things. you want to join then go ahead but it's up to you to make something of yourself on here. i might sound harsh but why does it seem that so many people have a problem doing things on their own, is humanity really getting to be that weak.

  5. whoisbid profile image78
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    I think that most people here don't read other people's hubs

  6. Barbara Kay profile image89
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    I've been here a little less than 2 years and I do follow a lot of new hubbers and welcome them. The ones that have been here for 3-4 years have as many as 1.5 thousand to 2000 followers and probably have enough just keeping up with those.

    The more hubs you write, the more followers you will get. It just takes awhile.

  7. MarloByDesign profile image86
    MarloByDesignposted 6 years ago

    Great question. You have inspired me to try to comment on new Hubber's Hubs more often. I often go to "Latest Hubs" and comment on a new Hub - not necessarily a new Hubber - but a recently published Hub. I will try to seek out new Hubbers and provide some constructive feedback.

    Again, good question~

  8. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I follow someone when all of their writing is something I enjoy and find useful and helpful to me, whether that person has been here for a long time or a short time. 

    I have accumulated lots of followers over time, but those people have nothing to do with my motivation or sense of self-worth as a writer here.  Most of them don't read my Hubs or leave comments or make Hubs of their own.  I have no idea why they chose to follow me.  And having followers or not has no effect on earnings.

  9. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Any writer (anywhere) needs to find his own motivation.  That's one thing. 

    The only reason people are "supposed to" follow anyone else on HubPages is that the person believes that the Hubber writes the kind of stuff the potential follower may be interested in reading.   Voting up well written Hubs is what people are supposed to do.  Everyone is encouraged to comment on Hubs they read, but only if the comment is meaningful and adds something to the discussion in the Hub.  Since not all Hubs really call for much additional discussion, sometimes voting up is all a Hubber-reader may do.

    As someone who is an "old" Hubber, I know I've been building up the people I follow for four years now.  I'm pretty slow to follow yet more people because there's no way I could ever read a lot of what they have for Hubs.  It may be worth mentioning that I don't just read the Hubs of the people I follow.  I read any number of them, and if I do I've used up my "reading time" without even getting around to people I follow.

    Some people may want, need, or expect encouragement from HubPages.  Not all even think in terms of looking for encouragement.  (I know I left a site because the site didn't even seem to recognized that some people just want to write their stuff and not get tips on writing, or support, from other members.)  It just depends on what someone, himself, expects/wants from a site.  Some people have been writing for ages and don't even think in terms of looking for encouragement in the form of followers.

    On the other hand, this site has a very, very, supportive community.  People are always willing to help answer questions, and they aim to support one another in ways other than just following.  Lots of people share what works well for them.  Lots are willing to try to help others.  I think new people just need to start slow, do their thing, be a little involved in the community, and let things happen naturally.  For help, go to the HP Help section but also the forums in "Need Help".  Read some Hubs that interest you, and comment if you have something to offer.  It won't take long before you don't feel new and "worthless".