When one has hundreds and thousands of readers, how does one manage to read their hubs?
And keep a track.
You really can't but as people comment on yours you return as many visits as possible and go back to ones you have missed as often as you get the chance. Save time in another area to give more time to this I believe though because you owe your fans recognition.
You can't. It's as simple as that. You can only read a selection of 'thousands of readers.' Reciprocity is great, but it can't possibly be one to one for everyone. The math just doesn't work.
Most of the time it is the number of friends that indicate that your work is interesting to read. It is not necessary to correspond with the man friends on Hubpages. Hubpages does have a tool that notified the follower when the writer has published an article. Usually, just by scanning the email topic and eliminate articles that are of little or no interest.
I read as many hubs of people i follow, not who follows me.
It would be nice if we could read everything-- but most of us do have lives outside of HubPages.
One of the best pieces of advice I have received is "Do your best and flush the rest."
Don't try to "keep track", but do your best to chime in now and then to offer encouragement, SHARE, and vote up.
Well you can't. You shouldn't ever think that just because someone is following you that you should then just up and hit "follow" on their profile.
I've got people that "follow" my profile here at hubpages that have never once left a comment on anything. I'll bet I've got "followers" that have never once even looked at anything I've published.
It would be pathetic were I to think that I should follow folks that don't read or comment my stuff....unless, of course, I just happen to really be into the things that the person in question writes about.
You can't play a "tit for tat" game here...it just doesn't ever work out well if you try.
Even with all the people who do write things that I want to sometimes read....I stay so far behind on that ...that I'll never run out of things to do.
If I've got nothing at all on my mind to write about....holy smoke, I could spend a month just catching up on the things that I do want to read and comment, and share.
It's really always better to have something to do than nothing to do, so follow who you like, the people that write what you want to read. Don't think about returning "follows" of those who follow you.
People will often read a hub of a brand new follower as a way of saying hello, but most of the time people will only read hubs by the hubbers they follow or on the topics they follow. There is not the time to read everything by everyone. Few people who have thousands of followers follow many people at all, some of them follow less than 100 people.
Another thing: I know there are also certain hubbers who will read and comment on a hub of someone who comments on their hubs because of those reciprocated comments. Otherwise they don't take the time to read other people's hubs. This is particularly likely for people who do not spend a lot of time on Hubpages, but only check in now and then.
Yeah I'm finding that to be my problem, lately and definitely after I breached the 10,000 views mark. Soon after I received a monsoon of comments, and was overwhelmed to say the least, and have yet to catch up to all the amazing activity, or shall I say hubtivity that resulted. I leave cool comments for each person who's kind enough to leave me a message on my hubs as well, and I will get to the reading of many of their hubs in due time.
Time is of the essence I guess, and as it proceeds to move onward, so does our reach as authors of a single hub or multiples, and hence the challenge of keeping up with the tempo, becomes yet a ever growing difficulty to tackle.
Since this is the reality we all have on the web, I've decided to use my cloud computing sharing tools (Just Google my profile name), to compensate for my lack of being able to read every hub, and so when I get the time, all I have to do is collect the hub of each of those who've shared with me on my hubs and walla, I have them stored on my Pearltrees collection on the cloud.
Give Pearltrees a try it works wonders for web content management, I've written many hubs about it all too. Good luck Hubbing & sharing cause it only gets better judging by the amazing stats on here we've all been ranking up daily.
Awesome Question, and I will be creating a hub for this one, you bet ya.
I try to read those who comment on my hubs, but sometimes even that is overwhelming. I try to take time each week to just read hubs. I love getting comments and I love making comments, so it does take time and effort to read hubs when there are so many. :-)
It is practically impossible to read hubs of all your readers. Instead, I read latest hubs of hubbers I follow and hub hop.
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