Does it hurt your feelings when someone unfollows you?
I must admit I feel disappointment. I feel I have let my followers down when I notice my following number has decreased. Why do you unfollow?
Haha!! I might be an a-hole but I don't care. It is what it is ...
I do not recall unfollowing anyone but I have seen my number of followers fluctuate a little sometimes. To be honest though, when we get to hundreds and hundreds of people to follow or following us, it is a little hard to keep track of things.
I do wish I do not offend anyone too badly ... lol
P.S. I appreciate the discussion I have with people more than the following or not part.
I guess, as with anything, when you notice it you think - huh? What did I do? So it's little hurtful at the time.
But people can't manage to follow every single person they try to - it just get to be overwhelming on their feed page etc - I guess, what I'm saying is - when someone unfollows me - it may be to focus more on someone else's hubs - that may be what they require in their life at that time. I like to think that maybe, someone would be doing that to focus on mine (when I get around to getting some more written - looking for a job does not leave one much time!).
I honestly never even pay attention to who follows or unfollows me for that matter. Even If I did, I don't really care.
99% of followers are there in hopes you'll follow them or just random interest. Most won't interact with you or read your content. I only follow a handful of people and even then I rarely interact with any of them. It's just like a Facebook like - doesn't mean a lot.
Gee. You shot down my expectations. I was hoping we were all here to help each other. But seriously, I kind of knew this. I try to read at least 2 hubs from each person I am following. If I can not I do not follow.
I'm here to get traffic from Google. Internal traffic doesn't do a lot - I only follow people usually with Google knowledge to share. Or my referrals.
It is it a bit disappointing, but it wouldn't bother me that much unless it was a lot of people.
Nope! I figure one less stalker in my life is a positive! Paparazzi, BEWARE!
Nope, it is normal. Some hubbers always post boring hubs, which makes me unfollow.
I occasionally notice my follower number had gone down one or two. It does not hurt my feelings at all. You can't please all the people all the time. As long as the general direction is up, I feel OK about it. As for why I unfollow, I don't do it often, but usually it's when a person is very active posting and sharing something I don't want to see. It could be offensive, or uninteresting to me, or just too much of it..
As I don't know any of those people, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Followers have free will, just like I have when it comes to who I decide to follow or not.
Besides, they aren't making me any money. The folks who come from the search engines are and I pay a lot more attention to how many of them show up or not.
Last week I was on a quest to acquire 500 followers. I upset some people and they unfollowed me. I got upset, then realized I hurt some feelings. The 500 followers will come to me soon enough. You have to be philosophical about the whole thing.
Dear xanzacow....I can understand the dilemma of #'s falling by the wayside...it has happened to me..and I question myself, but, I also understand I have a unique sometimes to society "twisted" approach to life..I write about the quirks in life regarding society.relationships, family,friends,co-workers..young and old..no one is spared..( sometimes pictures may be necessary to explain) .I realize not everyone understands my humor and may take offense ( it's not vulgar or obscene)..HOWEVER....if we are ALL here for one purpose, then we should critique each others works good or bad...at least if you don't like it or agree..do so as a courtesy...As writers, we have to realize we aren't going to please everyone..
and yes I feel disappointment when my #'s fall...so anyone out there who is no longer following..please take the time to notify ME as to WHY ?...thank you for asking this great question....
Why should the loss of a little electronic signal bother anyone?
There are followers who read my hubs and post helpful comments and I'd ask myself what I was doing wrong if one of them unfollowed me. However, there are many who only follow you so you will follow them. I found this set out all too clearly in Google Analytics, when I discovered that someone who followed me had spent all of 3 seconds reading one of my hubs! I don't follow hundreds and yet find my mailbox filled with notifications of newly published hubs and I used to end up spending hours reading them. Now I've decided I just can't read everything, but I don't want to unfollow them, because in each case I followed them because I thought their hubs were worth reading.
No I don't feel hurt. I think Hub Pages is a very dynamic site and people and situations change all the time. Someone may unfollow just because they feel they have too many followers to keep up with everyone. Also there are a few that I follow but I honestly never get round to speaking to them - there are just too many. So I think there are many reasons why a hubber will unfollow you or any of us and it's not personal, it's just things moving on and changing as they always do in life.
No it doesn't bother me, though it's only happened once - so far! I agree with a few here that it makes me think about what I could do better; maybe I need to pull my socks up! But generally, I think it is a matter of having so many to follow that reducing the load is sometimes a good idea.
Nope. They must have a reason. Though I don't know what the reason is, I respect their decision.
I really have not thought about it. If someone stops following me, then i assume they are no longer interested. Unless they tell me why, I have no idea if I let them down or not.
I use this particular account to follow food issues, so I might delete someone if they delete all of their food related articles. On my other account, I used to delete inactive writers then I remembered that I didn't write much for a few months.
I don't obsess over my number of followers, so the only way I would even notice a difference would be if a whole chunk of them suddenly disappeared at once.
I do not notice people who unfollow me. I think people should not take it personally and instead look for reasons for how they can attract more followers in the future.
I've noticed the numbers drop and then bounce back up maybe on the same day. No I'm not concerned about it. I do wish I could draw more traffic. I'm still learning a great deal about how the internet tics. I'm here for the experience as well as the exposure.
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