Do you feel obligated to follow someone just because they are following you? Have you ever quit following someone, if so why?
I don't feel obligated to follow anybody.
However, most of my fans are worth following. I guess I'm lucky that way.
No and yes!
NO: When I join someone's fan club it's because I am interested in their hubs - I don't do it to get them to join my fan club - I want people to join my fan club because they like my hubs! I assume that people joining my fan club do the same - it may not be true, but that's my assumption!
YES: I am slowly going through the people I became fans of in my early days - I literally clicked on hundreds of people - now I'm trying to bring it down to people I actually want to read...
As I choose to receive the hubpage e-mail for new hubs published by my favorite authors, I only follow a few people I find interesting. Otherwise I'd be swarmed with e-mails.
I am somewhat new to HP. When I first started I would fan anyone who fanned me. Or if I read a hub I liked I would fan that person.
I have recently learned that you realistically can't follow everyone. And because they have one hub you found helpful or interesting doesn't mean you may enjoy anything else they have written.
Recently I have changed my approach. When I am considering following another hubber I ask myself these three questions:
Are they going to help me become a better writer?
Are they going to help me become a better person?
Are they going to make Hubpages a more enjoyable experience?
If I can honestly answer yes to any of these questions then I will follow that person.
samboiam - that is great advice. As my list of those I follow continues to grow I am finding it hard to read all of there stuff. I think I need to let some of them go, esp. since some of them haven't published in like six months. Thanks for all the input everyone!
by Audrey Hunt 4 years ago
I presently follow 1,975 hub members. My followers are 1,436. I remember hearing something about it being best to unfollow those that are not active on your hubs or that hold no further interest for you.So, I've been doing this. My question is: Have I been mislead or am I...
by Andrew Smith 3 years ago
I've just reached a landmark of 100 followers (yay, me!), which might not seem like much, but it's built up pretty slowly over time, and I've made sure to interact with everyone I'm following regularly (106 now), checking out new hubs, etc. It made me consider an interesting question:How do...
by Tony Lawrence 8 years ago
I have been working on unfollowing people.I hate doing that, because I know sometimes people get insulted. I mean no insult.I like to give people a fair chance to engross me, but if they haven't been able to do that, I just don't want to see their links popping up. It doesn't mean they...
by John Hansen 2 years ago
I just checked my email and saw I had notifications that I had six new followers. I checked all these and found none of them have any hubs and all joined 4 hours ago. All are shown as following between 80 and 150 people. Has anyone else noticed this sudden spike in followers?
by Shinkicker 7 years ago
Hi folks, any suggestions on the best way to attract more followers. I'm not looking for any easy short cuts but just what are the best methods in your experience. It's just that I've noticed a few Hubbers with only a small number of Hubs published yet they have hundreds of followers. How do they...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 4 years ago
There seems to be an increasing number of people signing up on HubPages whose only activity here, is to add followers to their account, sometimes in their hundreds. As I understand it, we are penalized for doing precisely this so what is their real purpose in doing this. Am I...
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