The recent change in phraseology made me wonder if the phrase followers makes anyone uncomfortable. Kinda feels like you're signing up for church or some cult group. Kinda liked Fans better it's a more secular phrase. What do you all think?
Doesn't concern me at all whether it's called one or the other. There's more important things, like visitors. Outside traffic coming in who actually read my hubs and can't join my fan/follower club because they're not members of HubPages. But they're the ones most likely to click a link or buy a product.
Whether viewers are followers or fans is of no account to me. I'm happy to have the traffic.
HubPages gave an official explanation for why they made the switch,
Do you agree with their reasoning?
Just in case, I do and as my other post says..I accept it.
When it's explained I suppose but I still liked Fans Better, has that sporty sort of Tiger Woods Feel to it. As opposed to say the Pope or his boss. LOL
Just in case you haven't seen?
I'm posting a link to another forum - started by a HubPages Staffmember.
Plus, there are a number of other forums that have already addressed this concern or issue, whichever you prefer.
Once I read the answer offered by HubPages, I accepted it.
I want to be "worshipped" instead of fanned, followed, or stalked. lol
I was used to "fan" and kind of liked it but I guess I'll get used to follower.
*shrugs* ..I guess follower is becoming the norm..I kind of thought being different was part of Hubpages appeal
I don't mind having followers so much, but I don't like being a follower.
Serial fammers should now be called Blind Followers.
I like the phrase follower better. It implies they follow your work.
A fan to me is something that is used when you are overheated, a follower is someone who wants to know what you are up to. lololo I prefer to be followed then to be fanned , I can fan myself when I am warm. lolololo
a "fan" sounds better than a "follower"..I envision someone stalking me..LOL
Both are too social...I would just rather have HEAPS of search engine traffic and open wallets!
by FreezeFrame34 6 years ago
What has your experience been. Did you notice that the more people you followed, the more people followed you? Did you ever start following people just because you wanted more followers? I have been pretty selective in the people that I follow and I am totally happy with all of the awesome Hubbers...
by Randi Benlulu 4 years ago
When you are notified of a new follower, how do you respond?Do you go to their page and check them out? Do you read any of their hubs? Do you mke sure that they are legitimate? I have a lot of followers who seem to be advertisers. Hubpages are really good about weeding them out but I do see many...
by Support Med. 7 years ago
Do any of you have people following you, but they have not writen any hubs, yet these people...have some 5-50 people following them? And, do you think that it is possible that these people may copy hubs and try to pass them on as their own?
by Alexander Silvius 6 years ago
Wouldn't it be great if we could de-fan a follower? If your asking, "why in the world would you want to do that?" Let me tell you. Recently I have been gaining quite a few followers which actually helped push my numbers over 200. That is great. However, most of these people have not only...
by Hmrjmr1 8 years ago
Would all you Hubbers out there rather have Followers or Fans??recent change in phraseology which do you think is better?
by Drew Breezzy 8 years ago
I get on hubpages to discover I have merely followers now?? come on son!
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