When you get a new follower, does it energize or motivate you to write more?

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  1. IDONO profile image81
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    When you get a new follower, does it energize or motivate you to write more?

    I'm not sure if it's motivation or if it just feels good to the ego and I want more. We all have egos, you know. Some huge, some not. There is nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself and your talents. But there is something special going on when someone else recognizes that. It's a little lesson in life. When someone does something good, anything, let them know because good things grow when they are fed.

  2. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    Perhaps it should, but for me it doesn't.  I usually lose about as many followers as I gain, due to my honest commentary.  However, if I was here for a popularity contest, I'd be kissing everybody's backside, lying to them and telling 'em how great they were while following every hubber under the sun.  From there, I'd have loads of followers earned via a spam method, in my opinion.  I must say, though, on rare occasions you actually follow or get followed by way of a genuine means, and this, I can see, as being motivational in a good way - for some.

  3. Goody5 profile image64
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    Every follower motivates me when it comes to writing on the hub pages. The great comments they leave behind even motivates me more. Followers are what makes the hub pages fun. Keep on hubbing  smile

    1. IDONO profile image81
      IDONOposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm totally with you. I'm not even on PayPal. It's creative fun. The agreeing or diagreeing, humor and even arguing (as long as respectful) is all entertaining. New followers give me the feeling that maybe I'm not so boring afterall.

  4. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    I agree on all counts. Our ego is what drives us and as long as it's in its rightful place and not all over us it serves a good purpose. Some people on this site are trully well meaning, so welcoming and encouraging that it fills the soul with that special feeling like sipping sweet red wine on a breezy autumn day and all you want to do is sit back and type away; let the world know you're out there and you appreciate it.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    A true follower is motivating, but when I see that a new follower has followed 1000 others in the week he's been here it's not so much.

  6. Ann810 profile image77
    Ann810posted 5 years ago

    At the beginning of joining Hubpages, more followers kind of motivated me to write more. But now I write more because of wanting more page "views" by Google's search engine and other search engines.

  7. Wesley Meacham profile image93
    Wesley Meachamposted 5 years ago

    I like having followers but I rarely notice when I gain a new one. I generally only notice if it happens to be while I'm online which is rare but has happened. However, followers on HP are not really a motivation for me. Yeah, I think it is cool but I'm really more interested on trying to figure out how to gain more page views from google.

  8. Rosyel Sawali profile image67
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 5 years ago

    I would naturally think so. Who doesn't want and need more followers -- or hub readers? ^_^

 
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