I love too many things Harvey. Why this particular one irks you?
I never said irks, I just find it strange.
LOL You must be quite bored then Harvey, to open a thread on this
Bored, me! Is that because I'm in a wheelchair and don't get out muck? Nah! I was curious.
Maybe they are fan dancers.
(BTW we don't have "fans" anymore.)
I bet if I were to hang my big nose over the northeast I would obtain many fans by keeping them dry from the rain - and I'm in Iowa!
You can become a fan...er...follower of someone because you enjoy what they have to say in the forums.
Besides, does it really matter? Do you think the number of followers accurately portrays a person's writing skills or personality appeal?
I'd like to see that number (followers) eliminated from the profile page. I think it's worthless and only adds to silly competition.
I agree. The only use I have found is that you can view followers of someone who's hubs you are reading and can find similar likes and/or interests. Still, it's like playing a chain game which isn't of much use.
Just in case, people missed it- there is the methodology of like-minded people, who like to share with one another and become friends???
Some of my fans/followers have also become readers of those who read me.
So, I don't see a problem with it and besides, who said this was a competition? There are some people who are here to just write and others are here to make money.
What difference does fans/followers have to do with the quality of the writer? ALOT!!!!!!!!!! Usually, experienced Hubbers are the ones who are filled with fans/followers, because the readers read their work.
Just a thought.
Whatever works for you, I was just curious.
Interesting perspective. Thanks for the insight. Oh, and I love the picture!
Nice eye! Competition used to be a great thing in America.
You mean like a pretty blonde with long legs? Where did I get that from?
You want followers? Post a few sexy pics on your profile page or use your hubs to do it. You'll have hundreds of fans and it will mean nothing.
And that's only one example of how it's done.
And yes, there is competition to have the most fans...er...followers. If that weren't true people wouldn't be congratulating someone because they reached a certain number.
It's like counting the number of valentines you got from other second graders.
I mean, come on. It's a worthless number that encourages silly competition.
by Winsome 11 years ago
Being relatively new to Hubpages, I have enjoyed touring the hubs, reading and noticing the comments of others. As I approach having 50 followers, I would like to know what "fan" experiences you have had in the forums.
by Susannah Birch 5 years ago
1. Ignore the number of followers & internal views. 2. Ignore hubber and hub scores. 3. Write, write, write to build up a base of quality content.4. Write on low competition topics so views increase with time. 5. Stop promoting so much when you could be writing. It's a waste of time unless you...
by Hmrjmr1 11 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?
by Roffi Grandiosa 11 years ago
How is that you have so many hub followers?
by mel22 11 years ago
? guess they're tweaking in the Web"meister" shop The elves are at work before the end of the holidays. We're no longer FANatics of each others writings but Followers like a cult of Publishing Wizards.
by Raymond D Choiniere 11 years ago
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