following many people at a go is not easy honestly

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  1. desmondlens profile image82
    desmondlensposted 4 weeks ago

    whats the best way to follow many people quickly, i think im in love here.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. desmondlens profile image82
        desmondlensposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Point taken.

        1. CYong74 profile image96
          CYong74posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          You might like to know too that you don't get paid when your hubs are viewed by other hubbers.Highlighting that because of your forum postings today.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. desmondlens profile image82
    desmondlensposted 4 weeks ago

    Thanks guys, i feel at home.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks ago

    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.

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 4 weeks ago

    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.

  5. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 weeks ago

    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.

    1. Glenis Rix profile image97
      Glenis Rixposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      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

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        big_smile "minus 16 obsessive following Twitter re Brexit"... are you spying on me?

        1. Glenis Rix profile image97
          Glenis Rixposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          I wasn’t, but I might track you down now

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            big_smile big_smile

 
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