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Is it better to 'follow' everyone in the hope that they will follow you?

  1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
    Heather Jacobsposted 6 years ago

    Is it better to 'follow' everyone in the hope that they will follow you?

    Or is it better to allow your followers to grow more naturally?

  2. drspaniel profile image90
    drspanielposted 6 years ago

    It is better for you to let your followers grow naturally, as you know that they are genuine people who like your content, and not just people who happen to be 'returning the favour'. Your best bet in my opinion is to be creating the best quality of content that you can produce, and then see how more and more people naturally find you amongst the competition.

    Another thing to keep in mind, is that if you keep following everyone, you might end up with loads of spam content filling up your news feed. Therefore, only follow people who you believe are worthy of your time, and are creating good quality content.

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point Thanks! I'm sure I would get a lot of hubs that I wasn't interested in and that defeats the purpose.

  3. iefox5 profile image57
    iefox5posted 6 years ago

    I follow 10-15 people daily and I see my follower growing regularly.

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How do you choose who to follow? Simply by similar interest or do you have other criteria?

  4. Brandon Martin profile image76
    Brandon Martinposted 6 years ago

    No. When you follow someone, it is because they catch your attention in some manner, and to follow them just because, in my opinion, is an insult in its own way.

    Allowing your followers to grow naturally by following people of your interest, writing hubs that grab attention and such will not only feel self-gratifying, but you will be more capable of searching through the profiles of the people you follow (if you have the time that is).

    It is simply complicated, hehe... for me to describe.  Just have fun, get to know others and them-you, and go with the flow so that this site doesn't lose its true meaning for you.

    Money takes a while for anyone to earn on here, but have fun doing what you love to do (which I assume is to write or share your opinions and facts), and eventually, the unique-you will gravitate people to your hubs.

    Best of luck!!!!!!

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely, it is about more than money.  It’s amazing how friendly people are here and it makes you want to write even more.

  5. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i only follow people who write about things i care about. this isn't twitter where having lots of followers makes you look important.

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You know I never got twitter. I have an account but I almost never use it. Thanks for answering!

  6. littlemarkiesmom profile image60
    littlemarkiesmomposted 6 years ago

    I'm with what everyone else has already said. I'm certainly no success story here (yet! LOL), but for me personally, I only follow the people whose content truly catches my attention. Likewise, although I would love to have 1000 followers right now, I'd rather have only 25 that are truly interested in my content rather than 1000 that are just looking for more followers or whatever other reason.

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your input! It seems almost settled then and everyone is in agreement – don’t follow people unless you are interested in what they are writing.

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    It doesn't do you any good to do that, it just clutters up your feed with stuff you don't care about, and even if it does get you followers, they won't care about your stuff either.

    1. Heather Jacobs profile image63
      Heather Jacobsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point. What is the point in having a bunch of followers who aren’t interested in reading your stuff? Thank you for answering!

 
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