As your followers increase to hundreds, how do you decide which ones work to read and comment upon?
Out of the hundreds that follow you since it is well nigh impossible to read each one's work.
It is good question, well, it takes time to find which of the to read and which of them to glance, as all of a sudden within five weeks I have had more than 150 great followers so still try to find more kind, great hubbers.
First you ask about followers, the people who follow a writer. I don't read their Hubs, they read mine..
As for the people you follow, the writers you are a fan of... I myself only follow a few dozen because there aren't that many people on this site where I want to read everything that person writes.
I can't imagine anyone who would genuinely have the time to follow hundreds of people.
Very good question, one I'm still trying to find the answers to. There are so many good hubs out there, but I'm struggling to find time to read as much, and comment on as many as I used to. Perhaps setting aside a day in the week to go through your notifications and search for hubs to read would be a good idea..
Very good question. There are several people that I follow who follow me. I make a point of reading and commenting on the hubs of those who make the same effort for me. I think you make several friends and ensure that you check out their hubs regularly and if you then have time you can read hubs that interest you from the rest of the crowd. That’s my system for now anyway… I haven’t got hundreds of followers yet
You have to be realistic if you have hundreds of writers to follow! Be selective in your choice and perhaps get round to visiting/commenting on a core number of writers who you really enjoy and get something from.
As I explore HubPages I discover great hubs that I know have been around for ages and have stood the test of time. If there are more quality hubs from the same writer I may follow them - depends on their profile and output and content.
You may be able to learn from some writers, you may pick up tips and useful advice and follow them.
This is the beauty of HubPages - the choice is yours and there's a huge amount to chose from!
I like reading hubs, so I tend to read a lot of them. I select which hubs to read the same way I select which novel I'm going to read. First, the title has to grab me, and if it does, then I read the hub. I only follow people who I truly believe I'm going to enjoy reading. I actively seek out hubs of people I'm following and if their latest hub is something I am interested in reading I read it. Since I'm not following a whole slew of people, this system works well for me.
Every hubber that I'm following is not publishing hubs every day. In fact, some of the people I'm following haven't published a hub for over two months. Actually, there are only a handful of writers on my following list that I read each day. But, even if I followed hundreds of people, unless everyone was pumping out a new hub every day, I could still manage to keep up.
When I get to the point where I can't keep up, then it would be time to whittle the list down to a manageable number of readable hubs.
I read hubs of people who follow me, as they are my fans. I also try to read those I follow. It never ends as there are so many. So basically. I read the hubs of those whose writing I truly admire. The email notices are about those I follow, and I look for interesting topics.
I follow people who have written hubs I like, and sometimes people who are entertaining and clever in the Q&A, so I see their hubs in my feed, and if the subject looks interesting, then I read it. Sometimes I see comments others have made about hubs, and that entices me to read. I like it when a hubber I like, shares hubs they like. In that way I find more and different writers to read and maybe follow. So far it hasn't become unmanageable.
As for my followers, when I get a new one, I always check out their profile and read one or two of their hubs. If I think they write about things I want to read, I follow them. If I don't follow, that doesn't mean they're not a good writer, just maybe not the subject matter I'm looking for, I try to be selective about who I follow. At the least I have become aware of that person, and remember them when I see them around the site later.
Great question, Rajan Jolly, and one I have been pondering also. I have been so busy writing and trying to attend to my impending move, that I sincerely want to read articles of all my new followers (and I follow them in turn, partly as a courtesy and partly because I genuinely want to read their writing), but it is not humanly possible at the moment for me. I am now in the throes of packing up and moving countries, so I probably will be out of circulation for quite a while. Going into a full time job as well, so I HOPE I will still be a contributor here and a reader too.
I will often choose to read a particular Hub by someone I'm following if the title catches me or it's on a topic that I like to follow. I certainly don't read every Hub by every Hubber that I'm following, and would imagine that not all of them read all of my articles. I've noticed that I'm reading Hubs on subjects that I'm not necessarily interested in and finding that I like them. Just another reason why I love this site!
I don't always comment, but I do vote up articles that I think are well written and informative.
Hi rajan. When I receive the email for recent notifications, I always look to see who my new followers are. I then check out their profiles to see who they are and what they are about. Sometimes they are folks who are now following me because I followed them first, in which case I already would have read their profile.
Sometimes I don't go any further than reading a profile of a follower if it doesn't seem like we have anything in common. Other times the profile isn't enough to go on, so I will have a look at a Hub or two to see how well they write and if the topics interest me. If topics are interesting and well written, I will usually follow them.
I must admit that I have my favorites among the folks I follow, and will always read their stuff, even if I don't get to it for a few days.
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