As the title says, i would like to know how do you thank people that provide great content here on hubpages.
I'm fairly new here, i'm still exploring this world. I don't know too much people or follow much hubbers. The way i found to thank people who provide good information and entertaining read, is to go through their adds, maybe trying to find some that interest me and follow it. I'm alittle bit "shy" to just go and comment...
So, how do you do it ?
I had my first comments recently from someone who gave me credit for some of my hubs. I was very glad because there was a short thank you note ''on behalf of parents and kids around the world'' at the bottom of one of the hubs. I felt very pleased someone found my work useful and appreciated my want to share this information. I don't think there is a better thanks. Clicking the ads isn't something that would make me happy if someone wanted to show gratitude in such way cause ads are for those really interested in the topic and this should be accidental. I am amused with the numbers (scores, comments, page impressions). The number rising makes me feel good. There...that's what I think!!!
Please don't click on ads to "help out". If you overdo it, the Hubber could get banned from Adsense for click fraud - and that wouldn't be much of a thank-you, would it?
If you're too shy to leave a comment, click the "up" button at the end of the Hub.
I will typically reply with a constructive comment to the person's hub, and, if I am sufficiently compelled, will check out their private blog and/or social media profile(s). As a writer, you can always learn something new.
For the most part, I give a thumb's up vote, as I often don't have a truly useful comment which adds something. And I hate those repetitive "great Hub" comments myself.
If I really love someone's Hub, it's easy for me to have something to say along with my thumb's up vote.
hmmm, I would have to disagree on this one. I think providing the repetitive "great Hub" now and then is useful...as long as it's a great Hub. It's like film critics giving the typical "thumbs up"...actually, in my eyes, it's better than giving a thumbs up vote, for at least the reader took the time to write down something...any positive comment is still just that...A POSITIVE COMMENT...
Ahem, GREAT THREAD, by the way!
And, you will find that many Hubbers don't approve the comment or end up deleting it later on, because of clutter of their comment section.
Besides, if you only leave a comment "Great Hub", it actually detracts from the value of the hub, because those who leave "Great Hub" comments, most likely didn't read the hub, more than simply visiting.
I've had people who have managed to leave a comment on a Hub, and not even be their long enough to register as traffic?
How is that helpful or beneficial to anyone?
Just a thought.
umm, read what I said, Cagsil...that's how it's beneficial...(rolls eyes)...and I didn't say you couldn't provide more feedback...
and how about this for thought? It provides encouragement! like I said, positive feedback is better than nothing...maybe not everything is about 'traffic' Cagsil. Maybe it just makes the person feel better. If you want to delete it, delete it...
If you really like their work, you can join their fan club - oops, - you can "follow" them (in the "fan" sense of the word )
It can be hard to think of a good comment sometimes, but relache is right, rating/voting the hub up (use the rating button at the bottom of the hub) is a good way to anonymously show your appreciation.
If you find you are reading and enjoying a number of their hubs, you might want to overcome your shyness and at least say "Hi there, I like your article." Most of us appreciate meeting new folk.
you can vote it up by clicking on the green button ... but I rarely click on ads. as I am worried about people's adsense accounts being affected if I do.
The problem shouldn't be "shy", when you're on a computer and reading someone's hub. If you found the hub to be well written or you enjoyed the information brought forth(meaning you got something from it), then be nice enough to Rate UP the work or offer a simple kind comment.
Many hubbers regulate their comments, which means you would have to wait for you comment to be accepted by them. This isn't a problem, as long as you add value to the it.
I just comment on the post and say thank you for such helpful information
Like the others, I will usually thank them by giving it a thumbs up, or a "plus" rating or whatever positive rating button you click at the bottom of hubs. If it is one that I enjoyed for a particular reason, I will leave a comment interacting with the bit of content that I enjoyed and what I got out of it - or anything I have to add.
If the content fits within the guidelines of something I may think will be helpful to other friends and followers on other networks like FB or Twitter I will share accordingly.
i'll admit i am a bit "shy" believe it or not. even on the internet.
so unless i have something to really add besides how much i loved a persons hub i will thumbs up and/or follow them as i want to read MORE of their hubs.
i'm sad i don't get more comments. but i can't be too upset since i have a hard time leaving comments too. haha its like leaving a message...awkward. *shrugs*
That's more or less the same way i feel about comment on someone hub... But it seems this have to change, i would like to make part of this community o hide in the shadows it's going to be very helpful.
leaving a nice comment can also start a friendship, especially of those you follow. I almost always leave a thumbs up and say something if I have time to leave comments. as you start leaving comments, you will feel more comfortable writing them.
good point!...the 'awkward' stage, as double frick pointed out, will quickly phase out as you continue to critique more and more hubs.
i do agree as it is getting more comfortable do comment as i do it more.
once i get comfortable i'm the most extroverted person i know.
Rebekah, great point!
I leave a note of thanks in the comments for the related article or I will thank them through email If you love someone so much - go ahead tell the world, post a thank you in the forum
You're totally right... But i never overdo it, normally i only click on those i feel interesting enough, and i only do this sometimes... it's not like a way to thank, but more like a way to get more information about something.
But i do get your point, and it's not the right way to do something like this.
I was "shy" of leaving comments too. At first, I just vote "up". As you are here longer, you will be comfortable with comments
don't be shy, comments mean a great deal to most hubbers. I know they do to me. Hope your able to share your thoughts to some hubbers soon
There are a number of ways you can thank people for great content. You can link to them from somewhere else; you can promote their content on social bookmarking sites like Digg and delicious; you can even write content about their content with a link back to their content (such as a post on 3 best hubs I've found this week). Oftentimes if they have an Amazon affiliate link and I was planning on buying something from Amazon in any case, I'll buy it by going to Amazon through their affiliate link and then finding whatever it was I wanted and buy it--that way they will get the commission for the sale.
Comments and up votes are good, but for the people who have truly great content, rewarding them more tangibly means that they have the free time to keep producing great content.
When I find useful information on a hub I:
rate it up
leave a comment
add it to a bookmarkmarking site
The best thing we could do for each other is to share it with our own networks. Sends the hubber more traffic and your social media networks will be appreciate your great contributions. It's win-win.
Wouldn't you agree?
I do read the hubs and like to comment so that the author knows that i did read it. I also hope that my comment might encourage visitors looking at the comments sections first to stick around and read the hub...and maybe a few ads!
Wow! I didn't know people were shy on the internet. I guess it's possible...I just can 't see how! Nobody can see you....so it's not personal! It seems on hubpages a person should be more open than ever! I believe once you "shy ones" get out and read more hubs, comment in forums, and write more you will slowly climb out of your shells.
And you revived a 10 month old dead thread for that.
I LOVE reading comments my readers leave for me. The first thing I do when I sign in to my account is to read comments.
Leave a nice comment, link to it in your blog, tweet it, stumble it.
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