Everyday when I open my email, there are at least 15 new notifications for hubs published by people I'm a fan of. I want to do justice to their hubs by reading and commenting, but all this takes time. And there never seems to be enough! Do you also have the same dilemma?
yep, happens to me too. Usually I just read if topic happens to be particularly interesting to me at that time, if it looks like a subject I am not interested in, I'll leave it till I get around to having a "catchup" session!
I get the daily email with a list of some of the hubbers. I read 5 or 6 a day and sometimes leave a comment, almost always rate it up. I also read hubs from people that follow me and hubs I see in the news feed that sound interesting. depends on my time that day!
Your so right, it is really difficult to keep up with it all. I try to read as much as I can and comment. But like you said with writing your own hubs, the forum and life there is just not enough time.
mow, the daily digest is nice, it makes it much simpler. if I don't have time, I'll click on a hub I want to read and bookmark it for another time. the bookmarks are great as you can categorize them like a virtual bookshelf.
If I see a new hub come up in Feed from someone I follow and the topic interests me, I will go and have a read. Otherwise, when I have some spare time, I go into the list of people I follow in my account settings, do a quick scan through the hubs showing and pick a few to read. Once I am in someone's hubs, I will probably read a couple more. I don't look at the email notifications at all.
I go through the digest and choose the ones that interest me. Since some are sales hubs and I am not trying to buy anything I don’t usually read them unless I have time on my hands. It’s too much to keep up with trying to do it all. I have also started writing for helium and they have that read/rate system so it gets to be way too much reading.
Anyway, some people have over a thousand followers. I don’t think they need to keep track of that many comments :-)
MOW, interesting question well I guess there are many hubbers who relate to this sitation and you sure are not alone dear. I would say read as many as you can, they will surely know you care. It is difficult to be there and comment each and every time you do visit. Hence I make it a point to just follow the hubs at random- sometimes through forums, through mails or front page.
A RELATED QUESTION: What do you do if you chose to follow someone but hadn't yet read any of their hubs (I do this habitually), and then when you DO have time to read, you discover that, well, it's just not your thing? (Bad writing, topics of no interest to you, etc).
Do you choose to stop following, or leave them on your list?
Great question actually. I had that problem too. Someone was kind to me in the forums, helped etc, so I fanned them. When I read his hubs, they were just so poorly written that I couldn't even bring myself to comment. Still I liked him 'in person', if you know what I mean. So, i still follow....
i try to refresh "hubbers you follow" with recent content. there are some glitches in system while showing that, check the pick you'll see how odd it is with recent content. I expect some better ways to see recent content than digest and notification.
As long as you read mine always - there are a few hubbers you should always read their new hubs and I am one of them! I will know that you read and be happy, and you want to make me happy, right? I, however, may or may not read yours, as I am a selfish, self-centered hubber who only can write a few gems and hang around the forums making lewd and lascivious comments and dancing like a bear! Also, self-promoting is my business!
that's quite a juggling act. I think we all figure out ways to get hubs read somehow, some days I do better than others depending on what work I'm doing. there's just no way to always comment if we're leaving decent comments unless someone is on HP all day.
there are so many great hubbers here, and while I'm selective, I still find new writers I want to follow. I found one last night who is amazing! so many of them don't come into the forums, so I check the topics page and hubs page to take a look there.
like right now, I shouldn't be here... back to work, rE.
I set aside a few hours one day and go find hubs by those I follow. I always rate up even if I do not comment. When I see one in forums talking about writing I watch for their hub to come out. Sometimes if I am having trouble starting ar have just finished I will look for new hubbers in the forums asking questions. Then I go see what they are about. I know some have so many comments it does no service to leave mine, so I rate it up. You would not believe how many hubs have zero comments, when I find one I try to leave a comment.
In forums I answer a question and then click a name in the forum and go read. Must go read you now. Bye.
Hi Sophs! Yes just went and read one of Myownworld's hubs. I have finnished the one on Haiti, and now have to take a shut im friend shopping. Lay offs? I am busier than ever. How are you? Better I hope, no more flu?
*looks down in shame* I don't keep up with the people I follow. I CAN'T keep up with the people I follow and I only follow a few! I try to read an article or two each week, but I don't think I will ever catch up on all the great articles people have written, especially since some of them publish 2-3 new articles a day!
I think the better question to ask is: How the heck do the people I fan write quality articles so quickly?!?! It takes me days, sometimes weeks, to get an article ready for publication and, my articles are nowhere near the quality of some of the people I follow!
I propose a plan. All the people I am following need to stop being so darn talented for one whole week. THEN I will catch up!
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