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What am I doing wrong?

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    My fellow hubbers,

    What am I doing wrong?

    I post loads of hubs - post quite a bit in the forums - however, I've only got 26 fans...

    In the mean time I see people with only 9 or 10 hubs with hundreds of fans...

    What is their secret?

    I am rather confused.


    Luke.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      CHARISMA  or fanning spree lol

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I don't believe in fanning sprees - Charisma though, surely that is almost impossible to show accurately online?

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you should read lots of other hubs... i think it is what you write which makes you popular? sometimes the title says it all, dont fret, you will have more fans as soon as time goes by,i think if you continue to join forums etc, people will notice about it (your thoghts etc)

      maybe I can change my pics too? lol

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      Ryan Kettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You have only been writing again on this account for a couple of weeks, of course people who have had 9 or 10 hubs will have more.... if they have had months worth of readership.

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    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Somehow i managed. I don't fan spree and I have more than 100 smile

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    I'm going to see if a change of picture will bring some in tongue

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If they like your work ,they will fan you and often peole read a comment on the forum youve made and add you for that reason too...alternatively add someone and they may add you back.

      Its not all about one area though , more a combination of all.

      Personally I try to  improve my hubs , content ,quality etc , because ultimately its your work that improves your whole persona ( well thats my theory )

      Good Luck and welcome back by the way smile

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    If only I could remember how I did it in the first place...

  5. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I love poetry smile n now a fan. Just drop into the forums now n again, say a word here n there. Promote your hubs outside of HP in signatures, forums, RSS, etc., people will notice. Got to get noticed wink

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    I've started advertising it on my facebook page - however, unfortunately where I come from the majority of people are only interested in drugs, sex and raveing. Noone is really interested in the inner workings of the human mind. Ah well...

  7. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    They are not the only ones that exist in our world though wink lots of people out there online. Give yourself time n just keep writing. smile People will notice.

  8. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Don't worry about it!  Keep writing what you enjoy and do an excellent job at it.  While you may not rack up fans, you will get read, preferably by those outside of HP.

    Oh, and the higher you hub score, the more you will get fanned by those on a fanning spree! (Don't expect them to read tho.)

    1. fortunerep profile image82
      fortunerepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      totally agree, take time and read others, comment and they will more than likely fan you.

      dori

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    It breaks my heart when people do that - ideally I want people who are actualy fans to fan up. My hubscore is gradually rising - should be 90ish by the end of the day since I have just posted a huge hub I've been working on for a while and am working on another essay now.

    Unfortunatley I have found myself unable to write anymore poetry since I found my close friends and family reading it to eachother behind my back - it crippled my creativity.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You should write poetry ! I'm a big fan of Afro Kid ! big_smile

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      Ryan Kettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't take a genius to work out that friends and family are going to find your poetry after you chose to promote it on your facebook page. Surely you cannot dangle the carrot in front of them and then be upset when they take a chomp. Why not set up a second login, and continue to write under that, until you can face posting to this one again?

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ah, its not so much that which annoys me. It was my parents nabbing my portfolio whilst I was away and showing it to all their friends. Alot of my stuff is vulgar - rude - about drugs, sex and all that jazz. That was the key issue.

        Not to mention you lot, on here, don't feel the need to be nice about my work. You can slag it off all you want and offer constructive critism. There is nothing worse when you're aunt has read one of your poems about sex and congratulates you on it.

        All my poetry is in my portfolio - only a small selection is online. The small selection I don't mind people reading.

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          Ryan Kettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Oh I see! Well you need to buy a safe box then wink

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            L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Haha, yeah cheers mate, I realised that now smile

  10. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Tantrum explained to you - Charisma.
    That equates to all round style. 

    Nothing to do with your avator... except I imagine it is conspicuous by it's absence from other's hub comments that would indicate that you may be interested in more than just yourself hmm

    Don't take my word for it... I'm a kiwi!

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, I didn't actually expect the picture to help. I just thought a change was welcome.

      On the plus side, since this mornings hubs five more people have fanned up.

      1. Pearldiver profile image81
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's Great.... Thanks for getting your aunt to join HP... She fanned me too..... Not that sure it had anything to do with sex tho... perhaps my charisma lol

  11. Eaglekiwi profile image79
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    Ya profile page is kinda over the top wink just my opinion ,but whoaaa lol

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha fair enough. I shall edit it a bit then. Cheers.

    2. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep lol
      Gotta Love the Irony of the Question eh Kiwi? lol

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        L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, Pearldiver does have a point tongue

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    sandwichmomposted 8 years ago

    How important are legions of fans from within the hub pages?

    1. bigmikeh profile image82
      bigmikehposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not important at all - unless you have a fragile ego which needs boosting, and few real life friends. It's been said before, hubbers rarely click ads so if you're here to make money it's search engine traffic you need, not fans.

  13. ChrissyDean profile image70
    ChrissyDeanposted 8 years ago

    I have the same issue, but I think over-stressing it will make things worse.  hmm

  14. creativeone59 profile image72
    creativeone59posted 8 years ago

    You should try visiting the  forums and reading others hubs and leaving comments and feedback and maybe even joining someone else fan club. I don't think it can hurt. creativeone59

 
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