Do you read hubs that are shared by hubbers who often 'share' their own hubs?

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  1. pstraubie48 profile image80
    pstraubie48posted 8 years ago

    Do you read hubs that are shared by hubbers who often 'share' their own hubs?

    Just wondering what your thoughts are often I mean, several times a day or several times a week....

  2. Kristen Howe profile image92
    Kristen Howeposted 8 years ago

    I only share my hubs a few times a day, not too much. But I do when it's new or when I update it. As for others, sometimes I do comment on one or two, once a week.

  3. MizBejabbers profile image87
    MizBejabbersposted 8 years ago

    I've never really thought about this. I thought that "sharing" one's own hub was kind of narcissistic, so I don't share mine like that. When I look at my hub feeds, I read what interests me and don't really notice whether the person "shared" his or her own hub. Good question, I'll start taking notice.

  4. Venkatachari M profile image81
    Venkatachari Mposted 8 years ago

    I do not know that this also.happens. I did not come across, except some rare cases. And I do not share my own hubs. It should not be good thing to do.

  5. MarleneB profile image94
    MarleneBposted 8 years ago

    I know some people feel it is not professional to share your own hub. I don't share my own hubs, because it would be like me putting my own hub on my own feed. But I don't mind if people share their own hubs. If I see a hub of interest I will read it no matter who shares it.

  6. Jackie Lynnley profile image84
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 8 years ago

    I just go by whether it interests me and if it does and I haven't seen it it doesn't matter to me who shared it and I am glad they did. I think I don't always get notices in my email and so I may miss it if I don't see it shared. I will share mine everywhere but HP here and there and since HP says we should not often here then I only do if one has sat awhile or not read by many.
    I have read others talk about hubbers for that but you know to me it is up to them. How can it possibly hurt me to want to get hateful about it? We aren't children; why act like it I say.
    Not intending any of this toward you of course; just in answer to your question.

    1. pstraubie48 profile image80
      pstraubie48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am not talking about anyone...I was just posing a question. I am certainly nt be hateful. We should all do as we see fit.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    If I do any tweaking/editing/changes to an older hub that hasn't seen daylight in a while, then yes, I "share" it.
    I am never really sure if anyone actually *reads* them when I do that but what the hell, it's worth a shot. I'm not proud. smile
    As for whether or not I read others' work when they "share" their own, I honestly rarely notice if the author and the name of the "sharer" are the same. If something catches my eye, I read it...if it doesn't, I don't.

  8. Ericdierker profile image47
    Ericdierkerposted 8 years ago

    Wow I really have to spend a week or so and study up on this promotional stuff. So some people hit that H share button several times a day?
    How do you know if that is how you got it, notice of the Hub that is?
    Am I only getting notice through email about hubs where the hubber hit that H share button?

    1. Au fait profile image86
      Au faitposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you see:  HUB by cam8510 shared by pstraubie48 7 hours ago in your feed, but instead it says HUB by cam8510 shared by cam8510 7 hours ago, or similar by a different hubber, then you know they're sharing their own hub.

    2. pstraubie48 profile image80
      pstraubie48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes...there is a distinction...I DO share hubs that I really like and often if the opportunity arises.

  9. favored profile image61
    favoredposted 8 years ago

    If I find it worth sharing, I share it.  In turn I do look at hubs from people I know and trust their judgment.  It helps weed out things.

  10. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 8 years ago

    i don't share my hubs but I do read those interesting hubs related to my passion

  11. bravewarrior profile image88
    bravewarriorposted 8 years ago

    I don't share my own hubs because HP notifies my followers when I've published something new. If someone I follow initiates a link to a hub written by someone I'm not familiar with, I'll certainly read it. After all, hitting the H share button is akin to a referral. Honestly, though, I don't see many hubbers - at least in my circle - using the HP share button.

  12. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 8 years ago

    I will just "share" an email exchange I had with "Simone," whom all  (but those who joined HP after she left the TEAM), will remember well.
    I had seen both, hubs shared by fellow-writers and those shared by the author him/herself.
      Because there is a "notice" of sorts that pops up when intending to share one's own hub that states "HP does not recommend sharing your own hubs regularly.".....I asked Simone specifically about this.

    Simone clearly explained to me that Hubbers can certainly share their own hubs once in a while, with no problem whatsoever.  It is only frowned upon when done repeatedly, as in several times a week.

    Then there is the general consensus of opinion among hubbers, which varies depending on whom we ask.  Some feel that sharing our own hubs is unacceptable (for whatever reasons they come up with)  Others feel it is perfectly fine to share our hubs with the Community.  Personally, I am with the latter.

    The one time I feel I want to share a hub is immediately after I have published a new one.  I simply like to give it a little boost on Day One.  After working hard on an article, I feel we have a good reason to do this.

    Of course I will read a hub shared by it's writer!  Why wouldn't I?

    1. pstraubie48 profile image80
      pstraubie48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In specific, it is those that are shared again and again.. I DO read some that are shared by the author but not when they are repeatedly just turns me off...we should all follow our own instincts on to read/not to read...

  13. Rachel L Alba profile image91
    Rachel L Albaposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sure what you mean by sharing my own hub.  Do you mean when you click on the "black H" when you complete a hub?  No I never did that, I'm afraid people will think I'm showing off.  I agree with Marlene Bertrand, though, that I wouldn't mind of someone else did it.

    1. fpherj48 profile image59
      fpherj48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "Showing off?"  Every single hubber who is a social media member shares their work with Twitter, FB, Goolge, etc.  it's called "Pimping" their hubs!  Should be no different at all to share on HP!!  Why would it?

    2. Rachel L Alba profile image91
      Rachel L Albaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Paula, only because when I clicked on H once for one of my hubs, it told me not to do it, that other hubbers frown on it because of the reason I gave.

    3. fpherj48 profile image59
      fpherj48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rachel...It used to say something about "HP not recommending" sharing our own hubs. NOW it asks, "Do you wish to share your hub with your HP followers?"  It's up to each of us & as 4 the various opinions....what else is new??

    4. pstraubie48 profile image80
      pstraubie48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rachel.. I think we should follow our own instincts on this matter; to me, it just does not work...but if it works for others, so be it.

  14. Pollyanna Jones profile image94
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 8 years ago

    I've not done it, as I was under the impression that it's discouraged on here. I am still finding my feet with Hub-etiquette though, so may well be mis-understanding things!

    I do share Hubs written by people that share mine though. Mutual support like this helps us all to gain new followers. I also of course, share Hubs that I really enjoyed, or have a lot in common with the topics I post about.

    I tend to use Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for posting links to my work, and articles on a similar theme to mine by other writers.

  15. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 8 years ago

    I mainly share hubs by new hubbers I come across if I feel their hub is quality and they deserve to be shared among my followers. I also share my own hubs, maybe about one per month from my hubs that are more than a year old, I have updated, or have not had much traffic for awhile and are no longer featured.  I also do this because many of my newer followers have not read my older hubs. Often I see other hubbers I follow share their own hubs that I have not previously seen, so I make sure I read them for the same reasons.


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