whats the best way to follow many people quickly, i think im in love here.
This is not twitter. It is not a site where you want to follow without even knowing what the person writes about.
If you read an article, like the style, go to that persons profile page and appreciate their writing and their articles, follow them. If you do not, do not follow.
That is the fast version.
I would like to add that if you follow a lot of people in a short period of time, it will negatively affect your hubber score. People say it doesn't matter, and it really doesn't matter much, but some people do care about it.
When I see someone had followed thousands of people I don't even bother to read their articles. It's taken as a warning that they are more focused on trying to game the system rather than writing quality content that would attract followers naturally.
Years ago Hubpages was much more of a social site. The way the internet was working at the time made it okay for this place to be like that. There were lots of social sorts of things published, and people were here to use this place like a slightly more literate version of Facebook or Myspace.
Well that was all well and good then. In fact, it is well and good now too. Like Glenn mentioned, however, it could be a sign, when someone is following everyone, that the person is attempting to game the system.
I'm not wanting to contradict Mr. Stok. I'm only wanting to say it could also be a sign that someone is using this site as a slightly more literate social network. There are a lot of people here who aren't trying to create high ranking and money making stuff, they're here to enjoy some socializing without messing with the silly social networks.
Wesman, Your point is well-taken. However, HubPages is not a site for socializing for fun. We do socialize for business however—in an effort to help one another succeed in the business of writing.
I’m not contradicting you either. I could be wrong, but I believe that most people here are writing to receive payment for their effort. There are other writing sites that are purely for socializing, such as PersonaPaper where people are not interested in receiving revenue for their content.
In any event, following someone suggests an interest in reading that person’s articles - something that would be a 24-hour occupation for anyone following hundreds of other writers. I don’t have that amount of time to spare at the moment. Here’s the maths:
24 hours minus 5 hours sleep, minus 1 exercise, minus 16 obsessive following twitter re Brexit, minus 1.5 writing = 0.5 following others + showering and eating
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