Does Hubpages have a grace period in which your hubs receive comments?
Like why do comments tend to flow into your hubs for a day or two in abundance, and then suddenly seem to stop coming period. Does anyone know why?
I think that is just the normal process of things. Once you publish something, then those who follow you who are going to read it, read it, and then it slows down. I find that when one hub hops and comments on someone you are not following, then that person will come and read one of your hubs and comment, and possibly follow you. I always find it interesting that there are those who decide to follow, then never make a comment. I will check out their profile, and if they comment, then I will comment and possibly follow them back. I think if someone takes time to read and comment, they are serious about following you and reading what you write for the most part. Sometimes, if it is a subject I am not interested in, then I will not read. However, I work ten hours away from home each day and get home late, so my time is limited, but I do try to comment on those who I follow.
Yes you do faith in terms of me, you are someone who supports many of your friends here online with insightful comments that mean a great deal. Thanks for being so supportive, spreading the love isn't an easy thing at all, because it requires reading
Thanks so much, Mike, (CloudExplorer), it is always my pleasure.
Comments always tend to die down, much the same way your traffic does. You get a small boost from HubPage readers, but then your work is buried under the newer Hubs that appear. Once that happens it all depends on the popularity of your content and how well you've written it to be found in the search engines.
I don't think there's a grace period for receiving comments in your hubs. Once you publish a hub, it appears in your feed and anyone who sees the hub, like your followers, can read it and then comment on it. If your hub was just recently published, then it can be seen in the hub hopper and when people hub hop, they can come across your hub, read it and then comment on it.
However, it is a choice on whether to comment on a hub or not. Some people might not be interested in whatever topic a hub is about so they don't read and don't comment on it. Some might read but might not comment on it for different reasons like lack of time, etc.
You can receive comments in your hubs anytime and this will be from people who find your hub either by going to your profile, search engine, from exploring the hubs here, etc.
I like your answer Ceres, I always thought that by us reading and commenting on many of our fellow hubbers hubs, that it would encourage others to do the same for us. Sharing brought me tons of comments and its fair play, but tough when your busy.
Schucks alive just yesterday I commented on two hubs over two years old. When I get a new to me follower or commentor I like to go see their stuff. But alas, for poor little old me, a couple of good friends drop by to assure themselves of my sanity, and then I might as well close the hub down for the long cold winter.
As far as I know, HubPages doesn't discourage comments or have a grace period. Comments keep a hub active. However, you can stop comments by not approving them or even "denying" them, after you have approved it.
As for the reasons why the number of comments dwindle after a day or two, all the other commenters have given very good replies, so I won't touch on it.
I think its also because the way Hubpages has formatted their new design of the site navigation. It's tremendously hard for us all to be located here as individual authors. There use to be a sort of index page by Hubber score ranking, but went away!
CloudExplorer, I guess HubPages wants a more even playing field.... not a situation where the rich become richer and the poor become poorer.
I should just say, "ditto" to Eric's answer. It's hard enough to keep up with all my friends work, but whenever I see a new name on my comments or just a new piece on the feed, I like to go and check out some of the writers work. When I do, i almost always leave some feedback.
Every now and then I come across a piece that has been shared, and when go to comment I notice that it is old. And then that can create a spark because once commented on, the piece appears on the feed which catches the attention of new readers.
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