What's your take on jealousy among hubbers on Hubpages?

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  1. Cardisa profile image89
    Cardisaposted 11 years ago

    What's your take on jealousy among hubbers on Hubpages?

    I published a hub a few days ago. The hubscore started at 66 and has been doing great. Two nights ago the hub went to 91. A hubber left a comment on the hub - "How did you get that many followers?". The hubber did not say anything about the hub or details in the hub. Within a few hours my hubscore fell to 89 and is now at 86. I am sure she voted down my hub. The tone of the comment is very curt to me. What gives?

    She has been here longer than I have with less than a third of the followers I have.

  2. kennynext profile image78
    kennynextposted 11 years ago

    Just like anywhere in the world, jealousy and greed rule. Take away these actions and the world would be an awesome place where everyone got along.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Kenny. smile

  3. Sparklea profile image60
    Sparkleaposted 11 years ago

    This is my personal opinion regarding HubPages:
    First, I have encountered numerous wonderful writers on this site! 
    I am humbled and very grateful for any positive feedback.
    I try to reciprocate by offering positive comments to hub articles.  I am also very honored for anyone who chooses to follow me.
    That being said, I have also seen some negative comments from one hubber to another...as well as, personal debates, even a couple insults here and there.

    Cardisa:  I have learned I cannot ever control what a person is thinking.  In my personal opinion...if what you mention happened to me, I would do nothing.  I would just continue to be myself, continue to publish hubs, and offer comments to other hubbers.

    If people vote down my hub(s) so be it.  Nothing I can do about that.

    But one of the greatest lessons I have learned is to be kind, genuine and sincere, especially on HubPages.  If others are jealous, let them be jealous. 

    I believe in the law of cause and effect.  If I put out negative comments, they will return to me.  If I respond with positive comments, that also comes back to me.  I call it Karma. 

    If someone is curt, sarcastic, or even mean, I thank them for their comment, regardless.  I refuse to be argumentative, defensive, or to try to explain or justify.  To me, that is just feeding into their negativity.

    Throughout my life, I have learned that one cannot fail by being nice.  Blessings, Sparklea smile

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I also believe in cause and effect as you have noticed in one of my latest hubs. I am just letting it go. It just always surprises me....lol

  4. cherylone profile image90
    cheryloneposted 11 years ago

    There are, unfortunately, many out there who are negative in much of what they write, however, I notice that my hub score goes up and down like that without any negative comments or even with wonderful comments so I don't sweat it.  I guess all will equal out eventually.  Good luck.

    1. cherriquinn profile image77
      cherriquinnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I experienced this a few weeks ago although nothing was said directly the comment was curt and I swear I heard the tone through my laptop! I wouldn't worry too much we all have something unique to offer on hubpages.best wishes.

    2. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I know the score fluctuates a but after it has run its course and the traffic starts to fall, this was a fairly new hub which was climbing fast with very good traffic. From my experience it wouldn't have fallen like that just yet. Thanks for the enco

    3. cherriquinn profile image77
      cherriquinnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Cherlone put answer to original question in wrong place!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    I doubt very much if the comment had anything to do with the hub score.  Even if the hubber voted it down, it would have little effect on the score.  New hubs often get that initial spike with internal views, especially if you have many followers, then it starts falling and may increase or decrease according to traffic, etc.  I wouldn't let it bother you.  I've seen my scores go up, up, up then fall.  It's just how it is.
    HubPages is just like the real world, there are all kinds of people here.  If someone has to vote down out of jealousy,  that's their problem.  It's best not to take it so personally.  Your hubs are written well.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks RebekaElle, I have seen other hubbers face this sort of thing. I was just marking the coincidence between the score and her comment. It was weird that while the traffic was increasing the score dropped like a hot potato...lol

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    Ghostwolfeposted 11 years ago

    The sad thing is you are always going to have a few people no matter where you go that are going to feel jealous or angry because something one person is doing is better then them. Plus if you see hubs that look like yours and your is doing better than that one, you might notice as drop in the rating. This is just how life is and many people out there just plain hate on everyone for one reason or another.

    I wouldn't stress over it to much, because if the hub was doing good than it will do good again and the score will go up. Sometimes you just have to write it off as a loss on that little amount of hubscore and just work to make that hub better than it was.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the encouragement Ghostwolfe.

  7. nina64 profile image69
    nina64posted 11 years ago

    Why would one hubber become jealous of another hubwriter? The way I see it is that we all as hubwriters have something to offer one another. I think it is really stupid to put another person down for their opinions. Your hubscore will eventually go back up with time. Don't let this discourage you from your writing. Best wishes!!

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. It was the curt comment that the hubber left why I assume that. I really am hoping I am wrong and that someone would talk some sense into me...lol

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
      Millionaire Tipsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  This is not a competition!  We can all work together and succeed. 

      That comment sounds curt to you, but it doesn't to me - just short, and may just be the way the person communicates.  I think they were just seeking your advice.

  8. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    I'd ignore her and those like her.  And whenever I publish anything on this site, I don't keep track of the hubscore or my hubber score.  I just write.  When you compare yourself to anyone on HubPages or anyone in life, it's a losing game.  I don't care.  I don't have the time or the desire to analyze online behavior.  This woman was truly out of line, but some people just have to get their digs in.  Let it go.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't compare myself to people but I do like my hubscores to go up. Thanks for the encouragement.

  9. Seeker7 profile image81
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    It's sad but I think you'll always get one or two on any site that have immature emotions such as jealousy.  If this person has voted the hub down because of jealousy then that is very sad and there is nothing constructive will come out of that. What the person should be doing is looking at your hub and learning what good points you have within your article that they need to use within their own writing. That would not only have been better manners and a more mature attitude towards you, but something very constructive for them. Maybe it's best to ignore them - although I know that's not always easy - and pity them as well, for the silly, tiny-minded people that they are.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Seeker, I really feel silly now that I think about it. I was just curious about the person and went to check them out and realize that they probably are wondering how come I have progressed this much and they haven't. Thanks for the encouragement

  10. DanaTeresa profile image76
    DanaTeresaposted 11 years ago

    I think some people are more concerend with followers and hub scores and profit than they are about simply writing good work, enjoying what they are doing, and contributing to the commnunity. I admit, I get caught up in checking scores and earnings. I have found myself discouraged by my ever falling hubscores and imaptient about the slow growth of my following. When that happens I try to refocus and remind myself that the bet remedy is to write something great (its been a while since I have really done that, life has gotten in the way). When I get back to focusing on writing and those true hubbers that know what this place is about, the rest falls into the background.
    Cardisa, you are too good of a writer and too good of a person to worry so much about a natsy hubber and a falling score! Keep doing what you are doing and only good things will come to you.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for a great and wonderful feedback Dana and don't worry about your scores either. If you need help with ideas to write, you know who to ask.

  11. wingedcentaur profile image68
    wingedcentaurposted 11 years ago

    Hi Cardissa!

    I went to the hub and looked at the comment, the one line by she who shall remain nameless! I don't know what she's complaining about. I've been with HP for two years and I have fewer 'followers' than she does, she who shall remain nameless.

    You know something? I suspect that she regretted the question as soon as she hit the 'post comment' button. I think its just frustration. I'm sure that she-who-shall-remain-nameless knows that as far as potential earnings and one's position on Google are concerned, the important thing is outside traffic not the number of internal followers.

    Still, one is part of the HubPages community and when other hubbers have vastly (I mean VASTLY) more followers than you do, the question ("What does she have that I don't?") quite naturally comes up. It's not that necessarily wants to take anything away from you -- though she probably wishes she capture whatever it is that you have.

    Therefore, Cardissa, I shouldn't interpret the question of she-who-shall-remain-nameless as ill will. As I said, I am sure she regretted it as soon as she hit the 'post comment' button. You know how it is. Sometimes one says things out loud that you wish you hadn't.

    Anyway, congratulations on all your success here on HP. Continued prosperity to you!

    Take it easy! big_smile

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I knew someone would make me see sense....as all the lovely people have already done. It's like, the minute I posted the dumb question I thought...crap, what have I gotten myself into...lol

      Thanks for a wonderful response.

  12. Turtlewoman profile image85
    Turtlewomanposted 11 years ago

    Wow, Cardisa I must be naive since I never thought this would be a problem amongst HP community. The person who left the comment probably wants to learn how and why you are successful. You are an Elite volunteer with high hub scores so a lot of people probably try to 'study' you. Take it as a form of flattery.
    I don't think one vote down would make a difference in your score. I would say just ignore them and don't let people like that get to you. :-)
    However, I have noticed that HP can be similar to a regular workplace...there will always be the same type of people with the same type of personalities. It's not peaches and cream here online either! Eh, just don't take it personally! Cheers, darlin'!

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You are right Turtlewoman, I realize I was probably making too much of it. I think what triggered it was the hub she published today which looked like one I published last week.

  13. wetnosedogs profile image61
    wetnosedogsposted 11 years ago

    Oh Please don't let one comment bother you when you have so many others who support you with love.

    I hate jealousy. Hopefully, it was just an innocent question, meaning nothing by it, but wanting maybe to know your secret to such a great success on HubPages.

    If it was meant for something else, pay no mind. You got us.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Wetnosedogs. I really hope that wasn't the case with the comment though.

  14. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 11 years ago

    Hi Cardissa. The best thing to do is to just take jealousy as a compliment wink  Of course people express their jealousy in many ways; everything from outright aggressive comments to nit picking your sources of information and voting you down which is not THAT easy to brush off with a confident smile.

    One thing I have learned, is that sometimes people just can't express themselves and what seems to be a jealous remark is just our own negative interpretation of that remark.

    I also don't think one or two "down" votes affects your score.

  15. WD Curry 111 profile image60
    WD Curry 111posted 11 years ago


    Cardisa, don't worry. You got it goin' on!

    1. Alastar Packer profile image73
      Alastar Packerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Cardisa, Sophia wouldn't be jealous of Jayne's cleavage now would she? Maybe she's just scoping out the competition.

  16. pagesvoice profile image74
    pagesvoiceposted 11 years ago

    Your question has certainly generated a lot of positive feedback. By and large we have a great community of writers here on HP. Of course, just like in real life there are the naysayers and I refuse to give them power over me. Although I have been a member for 2 years it wasn't until a few months ago I started publishing on this site. Perhaps I am just too naive, but I write for the sake of writing and honestly don't even look at my HP scores. Maybe I should start paying more attention.

  17. Healthy Pursuits profile image80
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 11 years ago

    I wonder if you might not be reading too much negativity into the question? Granted, with your score going down, if you had any doubts, it might make you think she's sabotaging you. But it doesn't read that way to me. The question was abrupt, and there were no comments about your actual hub, but it sounds more like she could have wanted to know.

    I see both my hub views and hub scores, as well as my hubber score, fluctuating all the time. It drove me to distraction for a while. However, I got used to it, and I don't really pay attention to it that much any more.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You might be right and not everyone is like me. I would never be as abrupt on someone's hub even if I wanted to just ask a question. I would acknowledge the person's article first then ask the question. But as I said, you could be right.

  18. donnatru profile image77
    donnatruposted 11 years ago


    Popular interesting topics with well written unique content will naturally attract more readers and followers. Followers are cool but it's the traffic outside of hubpages that really makes a big difference.

    Possibly the comment "How did you get that many followers?" is a jealous comment. Is it possible the comment was really to ask for your advise? I agree the tone is rude because the hubber left no further details in reference to your article. Instead of jealosy when noticing others are successful, it's wise to learn from them.

    The majority of hubbers are friendly and supportive. If some one leaves me a rude comment, I brush it off easily by telling myself a funny joke.

    1. Cardisa profile image89
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Donnatru. At first it didn't bother me but then I remembered that the comment had nothing else in reference to the hub.

  19. Pollyannalana profile image60
    Pollyannalanaposted 11 years ago

    Just another case in my points. This should never be allowed to happen. It never ends. It should. Sounds like you are getting the same answers you give, lol and I am not acting smart, but you can see it is true and I can't help but see the irony.


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