Why do newly registered people follow other Hubbers without creating a hub?
I often notice that newly registered members at HubPages start following others even before they publish a single article. I do not recommend such practice. They should first concentrate on publishing one or two posts of their interest and then only should try to follow others so that other existing members may become aware of their tastes and abilities and provide support to them.
That...doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
There's no real reason why someone should create their own hub first before following other hubbers, especially since even if they do that's no guarantee they will return the favor or even critique their work.
Many of them are paid trolls, or perhaps you haven't noticed the trend and tactics these supposedly "new hubbers" use.
One of the most common tactics for paid trolls is to ingratiate themselves into a site by becoming a member then they continue this seemingly innocent strategy of becoming a fan of other writers only to leave comments that question, distract and distort information on serious writers articles.
There are literally hundreds of new hubbers that haven't published one article, some have been members for years. It is a common tactic and should be addressed by our beloved site but they allow it to continue because they march to the mandate and what Google says goes!
I also noticed a few following me and don't have hubs published. It is allowed so shouldn't bother anyone.
I am so sorry, but when I started here, I just came to read. I did not write at all. I followed so that I could find them to read some more of theirs. Eventually I did write some things, but I stay to read. It really does not matter if you write anything here. It just matters that you come to read.
For simple reading, you need not be a member here. You can visit the homepage and read whichever article you may want.
But you cannot get notification that someone you WANT to follow has published. That is what I wanted. I did not want to have to sort through all the detritus to find the KIND of writing I wanted to read. It was simply for MY convenience.
Okay, it may be convenient for you if you sincerely look for reading your articles of interest. Even then, you may not find them any topic wise. And, I may not follow you back unless you produce content.
by Sajib6 years ago
Before following someone, at least you should read his/her hub or profile. I think, there are many reason rather than his or her beautiful face to follow him/her.
by aslanlight5 years ago
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by Angie Jardine5 years ago
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by Ben Guinter7 years ago
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by DK5 years ago
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by Escobana4 years ago
Let us welcome both of us to OUR new world of friendship.......nice to met you here and looking forward to know you more.....read you more......Take care and God bless you.
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