How do you choose which hubbers you follow?
I've looked at the profiles of hundreds of hubbers and I still find it difficult to decide whether to follow or not to follow. I generally choose who to follow by reading some of the content that a hubber has produced, but there are other times I follow, because they are following me or they look like interesting people.
What is your recipe for deciding whether to follow or not to follow?
I follow those who have content on their hub that I will read. I usually read a couple of their hubs and if I enjoyed them, I follow. I usually look at every profile of those who follow me. I don't always follow them. Most times I do not. I try to be discriminating because I do not like having to search through many to find one I want to read.
I pick up a lot of people to follow from comments on my Hubs and comments that I read on other Hubs. If the comment is interesting, Iread the profile and look at some Hubs.
I follow based on what people have written and the comments they leave for me and others. If their writing about subjects that I like, I'll follow them and read their hubs. I don't always follow people back either because I don't think that a follow for follow mentality (like it is on Twitter) does anything for you here and if I follow too many people, I'll spend all day reading hubs and never get anything done!
Like everyone has already said, somehow I get to a Hub (or comment) and if it interests me, I check out the profile. If the profile is interesting, the Hubber writes about topics that interest me, I'll check out a few of their other Hubs. Then I decide if I want to follow or not.
I don't usually follow for a follow, but if someone starts to follow me, I at least check out their profiles and Hubs. I figure, if they are interested me, maybe we have common interests and I may also want to follow them.
Sometimes I run across a Hub or a comment that I don't agree with and I check out that Hubber. I have followed a few only because I feel it may be good to get a different perspective or opinion occasionally.
Finally, I try to follow quality. Hubbers that I feel (and often many others based on their accolades) are quality writers. I may also follow if I like the way they construct and present their Hub, use the capsules or photos, or have other techniques that I think make their Hubs look attractive or interesting. Some of the people I follow have over 1000 followers. I can only imagine what their daily HP notifications e-mail looks like!
The other side of the question is who don't I follow. If I read a Hub and it is poorly written, not well researched, or is overly short (shorter than this answer), then I won't follow. I also won't follow someone who has a Hub that sounds like it was just paraphrased from a newspaper article or some other source. I also don't follow if they are basically trying to promote their business versus use their expertise to educate me.
I also don't usually follow Hubbers with a lot of get rich quick or make money quick or easy Hubs. I don't think it works that way. Everyone is looking for the easy way. Almost everyone that has gotten rich, has done it the hard way with hard work.
by TANJIM ARAFAT SAJIB 8 years ago
Before following someone, at least you should read his/her hub or profile. I think, there are many reason rather than his or her beautiful face to follow him/her.
by carol stanley 2 years ago
Do you continue to read hubs of those you follow if they don't comment on your hubs?When you have limited time do you just comment on those who regularly comment on your hubs?
by aslanlight 7 years ago
Do you follow hubbers without reading their writing first?If so how do you decide to follow them? On what criteria do you base their worthiness to be followed by you?There could be obvious answers but each individual can answer for themself.
by DdraigX 9 years ago
Just a quick question, as above, does having followers help your hubs/hubscore?
by Angie Jardine 7 years ago
Do people really read the hubs of people they follow?Is it just me but I tend not to follow too many hubbers because I would never have time to write if I read all the hubs they submit. Perhaps I’m being naive here … but it seems disrespectful to follow them and then not read their work. Do people...
by Sherry Hewins 7 years ago
When people follow you, do you follow them back?Do most people follow everyone who follows them? I usually read at least some of their hubs, and if I think it's something I will want to read I follow them. I don't want to follow so many that I can't keep track of them.
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