Follow me? I follow you!

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  1. Alessia Amnesia profile image60
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 14 years ago

    Eh, I'd rather have followers because they find my writing interesting, not because we're exchanging favors. Good luck though!

    1. Richieb799 profile image73
      Richieb799posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      yeah it pees me off,I dont always add everyone who adds me because I forget, I like to have time to see if their work interests me..someone deleted me off their following list earlier, pee'd me off, its like they were expecting an add as a favour

      the fact we are now called 'followers' is a similarity to twitter lol

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image74
        Arthur Fontesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I agree and on twitter no return follow would be an insult to most.

    2. Pamela N Red profile image84
      Pamela N Redposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      We don't all have the same taste in subjects. I don't expect people to add me just because I added them.

  2. Sa Toya profile image83
    Sa Toyaposted 14 years ago

    Do it the old fashion way...hard work and good writing.

    I want followers that genuinely follow!

    You should to


    You've got a lot of fans already and good content

  3. Dale Mazurek profile image61
    Dale Mazurekposted 14 years ago

    Just like AE said.  I have never asked for a fan.

    Just keep writing and participate in a positive manor and the fans will come.

    Also remember that fans are great, neat, fun and all that but any experienced Hubber will tell you that you wont make much money off of fans. 

    You want outside traffic if you are looking for moolah.

    You have great talent so just use it to write and be active and you will see the fans add up.



  4. Dao Hoa profile image59
    Dao Hoaposted 14 years ago

    Read and leave comments on hubs you read will help too.

  5. waynet profile image67
    waynetposted 14 years ago

    Having followers is all well and good, but are they interested in what you have to say?, I bet with all of my 680+ followers, only a small handful of them actually read my hubpages, because I know some just follow you so that you have to follow them back, but I don't do that anymore!

    Just write stuff you like and the traffic will come from the outside of hubpages, because that's what you really want, not followers! although followers are nice, but not essential!

  6. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 14 years ago

    My strategy for getting followers, Step one, Write a hub with as much skill as I am able. Step two, add a few pictures or other relevant content (videos etc). Step three, hit the publish button. This usually works for one or two fans. For more fans, repeat from step one big_smile

    1. Sa Toya profile image83
      Sa Toyaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile Good Plan!

  7. darkside profile image67
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    Here's the score:

    It would seem that starting a thread begging for followers (panhandling for fans) is a good way to get your post deleted.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Would that make it "fan-handling"? or does that sound too dirty?

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image74
        Arthur Fontesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        maybe a Fanaddict

  8. Dame Scribe profile image57
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    Panhandling lol too cute, DS, lol

  9. Lady Guinevere profile image68
    Lady Guinevereposted 14 years ago

    Darkside,  They do this on social networks like Facebook and their gmaes and this is just what this HubPages have become to look like--just another social network like Facebook.  We aren't different anymore so they don't think we are and do these things.  I wouldn't blame it all on them.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image84
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Lady G, HubPages is not a social networking site.  It's true some of the forums have started to look like one, but that's no reason why HubPages should accept some users trying to change the fundamental nature of the site.  Any business wants to maintain its point of difference.

      I agree it's not appropriate to "have a go" at people when they make these suggestions, because the way the site is now, it's easy to make that misunderstanding.  However there's no reason we can't put them right on the matter, in a nice way.

  10. elayne001 profile image78
    elayne001posted 14 years ago

    I am confused. Don't tell me that the only way you got followers if by posting a hub and then waiting for them to come to you. I hardly even have time to read anyone else's hub. I thought we were supposed to be active in the forums and follow other people we thought were interesting. I watch the hubtivity and it seems that is how most people get their followers is by following someone. Tell me the truth here.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image84
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You're partly right.  You need good material if you want other Hubbers to follow you, but they won't know you exist unless you're active in the forums, comment on their Hubs and join a few fan clubs.  But your HubScore actually gets penalised if you follow too many people.

  11. ShivParvathi profile image60
    ShivParvathiposted 14 years ago

    Haha, Me too thought the same,
    As Follow me and I'll follow you,
    Now I've changed the mind,
    What's the point in adding the count in No of followers.
    If you have a single follower who is interested in your hub, its worth than 100 followers who are just to increase the No of followers.
    I think there is no use in it.

  12. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    asking for a fan feels like a beggar wanting some change.  Degrading to beg, and loss of respect.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image74
      Arthur Fontesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You wouldn't have any spare change would you? LOL

    2. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Not to mention you're gonna sound wimpy and desperate.  And....while we're on the subject, any of ya'll want to follow me??? I could use the fans cause I AM wimpy and desperate. wink

      1. RedElf profile image89
        RedElfposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Check out the Olympic HubNuggets hub, friend - you'd be a natural for the Moose-Mushing event! wink Welcome, tobey - love the scarf!

        1. tobey100 profile image59
          tobey100posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Will do and thanks.  The scarf was a gift from my mother.

  13. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

    I have had a number of friend requests on Facebook from people I have never met - no clue how they found me, but they seem to expect me to add them. I have had new fans on Hub Pages say up front that they look forward to the return favor of my becoming their fan in return.

    I only ever became the fan of people whose work I wanted to read, but I used to fan people back who fanned me because I thought that's how it was supposed to be done. Fortunately, I was quickly educated, before the email blitz grew too large.

    Now I only join people whose work I enjoy, and want to read more of. It has cost me some fans (quite a few, actually) who dropped me when I didn't join them back, but so be it. People will eventually learn how it is here if they hang around and keep their eyes, ears, and minds open big_smile

  14. efeguy profile image40
    efeguyposted 14 years ago

    keep writing what you know best,fans ,followers will come,you don't need to beg for it

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