Would you rather have Followers or Fans?

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  1. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. darkside profile image78
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. PeytonFarquhar profile image60
      PeytonFarquharposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Whether viewers are followers or fans is of no account to me.  I'm happy to have the traffic.

      1. mailxpress profile image51
        mailxpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi,

        When I first saw the Forum Title I thought maybe their was a difference.  I thought I was missing something.  I agree, I'm happy I get any traffic daily.
        mailxpress

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    HubPages gave an official explanation for why they made the switch,

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/29716

    Do you agree with their reasoning?

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just in case, I do and as my other post says..I accept it. big_smile

    2. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
      Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

        1. Lisa HW profile image66
          Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I can see the reasoning.  "Following" is in the eye of the beholder.  I don't mind following someone's writing.

      2. profile image0
        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        *snicker* big_smile

  3. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Just in case you haven't seen?

    I'm posting a link to another forum - started by a HubPages Staffmember.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/29716

    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.

  4. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I just want to be famous lol

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol good goal cool big_smile

      1. profile image0
        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  5. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I want to be "worshipped" instead of fanned, followed, or stalked. lol

    1. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
      Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You already are Kiddo!smile

      1. habee profile image95
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You beddy beddy funny man. Me like!

  6. tony0724 profile image58
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    And some cold hard cash to go with it would be great to !

    1. Hmrjmr1 profile image80
      Hmrjmr1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great Minds Think Alike!! smile

  7. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Hi, Tony. I support that!

  8. Sybil Marie profile image70
    Sybil Marieposted 8 years ago

    I was used to "fan" and kind of liked it but I guess I'll get used to follower. smile

  9. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    *shrugs* ..I guess follower is becoming the norm..I kind of thought being different was part of Hubpages appeal

  10. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    I don't mind having followers so much, but I don't like being a follower. lol

    Serial fammers should now be called Blind Followers.

  11. kcnck profile image59
    kcnckposted 8 years ago

    This question has made me to think.

  12. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    both big_smile

  13. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    follow or fan? Both.

  14. Internetwriter62 profile image81
    Internetwriter62posted 8 years ago

    I like the phrase follower better. It implies they follow your work.

  15. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    ...followers, yum,. try this kool-aid, its to die for.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yum, yum, kool-aid, who has more? lol lol

  16. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    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 smile I prefer to be followed then to be fanned , I can fan myself when I am warm. lolololo big_smile

  17. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    a "fan" sounds better than a "follower"..I envision someone stalking me..LOL  big_smile

  18. GarfieldGates profile image84
    GarfieldGatesposted 8 years ago

    Both are too social...I would just rather have HEAPS of search engine traffic and open wallets!

 
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