On Hubpages, if someone follows you, do you have to follow them back as courtesy

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  1. rlaha profile image60
    rlahaposted 12 years ago

    On Hubpages, if someone follows you, do you have to follow them back as courtesy?

    I have noticed a lot of people that have followed me that don't leave any comments.  I wonder if I should follow them back as courtesy or not?  The ones that do leave comments when they follow me are the ones that I check out, read their hubs and then follow them back.  I am kind of confused on this one.  I don't want to be rude, but if someone doesn't leave me a comment then I really don't know that they have followed me.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 12 years ago

    It's not "required" to follow someone just because they choose to follow you. Some people here have 1000's of followers and if they followed every one of them back, they'd never get any Hub writing done cuz they'd be wading through the hundreds of posts from their followers every day. smile
    Generally, I take a look at the hubs (if any) written by new followers, and if their subject matter interests me then I'll follow them back.

  3. ChristinS profile image37
    ChristinSposted 12 years ago

    sometimes I follow people who write about topics I love - I don't always get to comment on every hub I read because I have other things to do during the day too wink but I do try to comment on at least a few hubs per day.   

    As for following, I only follow back people who write about things I may have a genuine interest in.  This results in my following many, but not all people who follow me.  I know if I follow too many people I won't be able to keep up with all of their meaningful hubs/posts/questions etc.

  4. rednickle profile image74
    rednickleposted 12 years ago

    hmm well the idea of following is for you to be interested in what the blogger writes in general . It is a convenient way for you to receive notifications of new blogs from this particular author. Though it is not really a common practice here , following few of  your followers is not exactly a bad idea

  5. Sky9106 profile image65
    Sky9106posted 12 years ago

    Another great question rliha, and I would say it depends on what you are here for .
    Because of my outlook on life in general, I don't discriminate so it doesn't matter who follows me, because, I believe that what I have to say will never be  limited to any particular type of human being, it doesn't matter.
    Now as I say it depends on the reason you are here , and I would not think for anyone as to their reason for being here.
    You been here long before me, if I remember correctly .
    The great thing about this life is , you have the right to change your mind in any and everything that you do, so if after some time you see a great reason why you should follow someone, don't even wait to follow go for it , and the same goes for if you no longer wish to follow someone anymore or at all .
    There are all kinds of people on here, and they use this place for their own particular reasons, be prepared for everything, at all times tand you will stand a great chance of things revealing itself to you.
    In my 4 short months I have seen it all , but the great thing is I expected it because , I knew it's people I am dealing with.
    There are people here that don't get along with anyone on their jobs , at home , in their families, etc, how long do you think it will take before they show their true colors?
    That's the reason you must always stand on solid ground, and follow your heart first , not someone else.
    If I had it to do all over again I would start quits differently , But since that's impossible for me, then what  I have learned, is something quite valuable, and at least the knowledge that I now have, I could honestly help others on this same path, and being I am one that has the Islands as my birthplace, there are no shortage of young ones coming up. If they can have a more knowledgeable start than me at their dream. Wonderful !
    People especially children, always ask these questions , how were you able to do that which you did, and there . Tell them the truth. 

  6. Rabia Khitran profile image65
    Rabia Khitranposted 12 years ago

    This vote up/vote down or follow-follow activity should not be performed in reciprocal way because consistent with my opinion it will be great loss to the writing standard and will be injustice to your personal view. I only follow the writers whose writings appeal me and I don’t care whether that person has followed me back or not.

  7. raciniwa profile image81
    raciniwaposted 12 years ago

    Yes, i do always, and take time to comment on their published hubs except when I am too busy to keep up with them, there, I would ask for an apology for not answering comments right away...

  8. Ironman1992 profile image60
    Ironman1992posted 12 years ago

    No, I don't think so. It may actually a bad idead to follow just anyone, because it might result in lowering your hubberscore in the long run.

  9. cicsomum profile image61
    cicsomumposted 12 years ago

    You dont have to do anything you dont want to  tongue

  10. Dennis AuBuchon profile image61
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 12 years ago

    I do not follow everyone that follows me.  Those who I follow have great topics and great content.  I tend to look at what is written, the quality of it not necessarily who has written it.  I have left comments on serveral writers who I have not followed simply for the reason I was interested in the topic.

    In looking at some of the questions on hubpages and some of the responses I have found others which I have decided to follow based on their responses to questions.  My comments also has provided some followers for me based on the input I provide.  My follower list is growing.

  11. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 12 years ago

    I follow people who have at least one or two hubs that I have enjoyed reading or have learned something from. I don't think following without real interest is genuine.

  12. kayyluh profile image62
    kayyluhposted 12 years ago

    I also only follow people that have similar interests as myself. I already have to scroll through so much and even though I only have 19 followers if I followed all of them then I wouldn't get to much done. So I just stick to the hubs that I enjoy reading and follow those. You don't have to follow people just because they followed you.

  13. Ruchira profile image75
    Ruchiraposted 12 years ago

    There are certain codes of ethics to be followed by a writer/hubber. Read on to get the information.. read more

  14. Drtruthman profile image61
    Drtruthmanposted 12 years ago

    This is an interesting question. I have few followers and have attempted following all with some never returning and yet others being gained by comments I made on a follower's Hub. I know Hubbers with 1000's of followers but follow less than 50.
    There seems to be no requirement here at all. Also, there are some Hubbers that will follow you simply to get you to follow them so they can reach the magic 100 followers accolade.  There is one Huber who has been on the Hub 2 years, he has written 2 Hubs, has over 100 followers, answered and asked over 50  questions and is a commenter 7.  Frankly I don't get it but that is apparently his thing. So, I guess it is what ever you want to do. However, I think the polite thing to do is to try and follow those who follow you even if you are not always able to comment. It's the thought that counts and it encourages the Hubber.

    1. mizjo profile image65
      mizjoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If someone follows me after reading a hub of mine, I normally read his hubs  to see if they are interesting to me.  I follow him back if I like what I have read.  If the hubber is new, I encourage him with a welcome and a fan mail.

    2. My Mind Speaks profile image60
      My Mind Speaksposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      See that's the nice thing to do. It gives new people some motivation. I'm new & unfortunately all the comments & favorites (that were genuine) were never returned.So I'm left just thinking that I have no talent & that people on hear aren'

  15. Daughter Of Maat profile image86
    Daughter Of Maatposted 11 years ago

    I only follow someone back if they write hubs I find interesting or useful. From what I've read in the Learning Center and from talking with other hubbers in the forum, it's not required or encouraged. Following just to gain followers makes Hubpages look bad I think. Follow someone if you enjoy their writing, that's why they followed you, or at least we hope that's why! big_smile

  16. DDE profile image45
    DDEposted 11 years ago

    Interesting question,  out of courtesy you could follow the other person but I agree with  FatFreddysCat


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