Why would you stop following another hubber?
What reasons do you have to stop following a hubber? Can they tell who has "dropped" them?
I haven't dropped anyone on here, but I have on Tumblr and twitter. For example, I stopped following Demi Lovato on twitter. I'm happy that she's cleaned up, but all she talks about now is how great God is and how horrible it is being bulimic and depressed- to each their own, but to me it seems really self-indulgent and annoying. I only drop people if they become too repetitive, post stuff too often, or never post anything at all.
Sometimes I initially followed someone because I read one of their hubs and found it interesting, or I read their profile and found it interesting. Or I may of followed them because of comments they made on different hubs and forms.
But over time I was following too many hubbers, and my email was starting to become clutter. So I chose to stop following a few hubbers. These are hubbers that maybe initially piqued my curiosity, but generally they write about topics that don't overly interest me. I have also become more selective about who I follow.
But if I do choose to stop following someone, it is definitely nothing personal.
I haven't been on hubpages long enough to stop following anyone. But I've stopped on other networks because they post too much. Also, I sometimes follow people that I found interesting and later I realize that I'm not really interested in the other stuff they post.
For me it is a matter of winnowing to those time permits or as my interest changes. Once in a long while it is because I decide the writer is off his nut.
I have posed and responded to a number of questions about faith. I enjoy the discourse, but, for example, I just read a hub in which it was clear that the writer believes not only that God talks to her, but that she is God's sole conduit.
I have quit following people who quit writing for more than 6 months. Also because their writing has taken a curve to the strange side. I have also quit following because they quit writing about what I am interested in. The only way they can tell is if they go looking for your name on their followers list.
I have stopped following a hubber in the past because they limited their writing to one subject and I'm interested in more of a variety of topics.
I've stopped following a hubber because they prove to be intolerant of other opinions or resort to name-calling. That kills it for me.
Name-calling is an interest-killer for me, as well. I do not mind, and actually welcome, respectful and educated debate -- not mere anger-filled rhetoric or mudslinging.
I'm with you breate2travel (love your handle!) I understand people feel strongly, which is why we attack the darned blinking curser and the blank page to express ourselves, but educated debate is too often ruined when tempers flare.
Thank you, Kathleen for commenting on my handle. I LOOOOOVE to travel and we are looking so forward to returning to traveling more now that my hubby finished his last stretch of education goals.
I have only dropped one, so far. I did this because this particular Hubber professed to be something that she was not.
I am considering dropping another, reluctantly, because she sometimes publishes a half dozen hubs in a single day, and quite frankly, my notifications box and Hubmail gets pretty jammed up as a result. I do like her a lot and she is quite talented. I don't know, maybe I can find a way to work around that?
Now, I would consider dropping another Hubber if they went off the deep end, became overly argumentative, or downright nasty. I had this happen to me only once, but as they say, once is enough.
I rarely sign up to follow someone until I have read at least 5 of their Hubs. I figure 5 hubs is probably a sufficient number to get an idea of what they are about. I also do this because I do not want to have to drop them later...kinda like dating. :0)
If I follow a hubber because I like what they write about, and later they change I might not continue to follow them if it is an uninteresting topic.
I will drop a Hubber or at least try to, when that person expects me to engage in a discussion with him that will last all day, commenting on the 20 points he made in his Hub. When I tell him I cannot spend that amount of time, he gets angry and we stop.
by Rastamermaid 6 years ago
Have you ever stop following a hubber,what made you stop?
by Ben Guinter 12 years ago
In my years on this site I have seen so many people randomly follow me in hopes that I follow them back. And then as soon as I do, if the topics they write on interest me, they delete me from the hubbers they're following?Do you guys really think this makes people want to read and comment on...
by mcbel 10 years ago
I have some experience with this. I find blocking people to be no fun. The guys never stop following, but I have noticed a decline in the girl followers. Must be saying some offensive stuff I guess. I'd like to make a joke out of it here.
by pinetreehugger 10 years ago
Does a hubber's hub score drop, because they stop following other hubbers?
by John Coviello 4 years ago
I no longer get emails from a Hub's comments, but I get the notifications when I log into HubPages. Is there a way to stop following a Hub's comments through the site or do I have to reactivate email notifications and use an Unfollow link from the email? Thanks!
by pinetreehugger 11 years ago
Do you stop following other hubbers, because they stop following you?
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