Am I the only one in hubpages with this issue?

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  1. 4x4 profile image72
    4x4posted 8 years ago

    Okay it is not really an issue.
    It is more like a dilemma.
    Well not really, it more like an ill-thought-of or foolish desire if anything else.

    But, okay I really cannot explain what it is.

    It's just that for the longest time now, I have wanted to make the Number of Hubs I have written be the same Number as my Followers.

    But, I think it is a losing cause or a losing battle as there is always at least one one new follower for every hub I write.

    What do you think?

    Have you ever had the same nonsensical obsession?
    Or do you think that at a certain number, the number of followers plateaus so that the number of hubs evidentually catch up. LOL, I know, I think too much...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      4x4, you'd better lose that obsession!  If you write good Hubs, your followers will far outstrip the number of Hubs and you'll give yourself sleepless nights for nothing!

      1. 4x4 profile image72
        4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hello Marisa,

        I am finally beginning to think you are right.
        And come to think of it, that might explain all my sleepless nights all these past months.
        LOL

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          ...Says Marisa who has over 1000 followers. big_smile

          1. 4x4 profile image72
            4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            1,000 hubs?
            Hmmm...

    2. warchild75 profile image80
      warchild75posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HMMMM ocd me thinks!!!

      1. rmcrayne profile image95
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yee Hi smile

      2. 4x4 profile image72
        4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        looks like it huh?

    3. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ayup.  At one point I had the chance of having 100 hubs, 100 followers, 100 accolades and some slim hope of pushing my Hubscore to the same number.

      Well, the HubScore never went over 98, the followers shot right past 100 and so did the accolades.  The hubs are now 118, so there is no longer any way for me to hit that convergence of digits.

      Fah-ged-about-it!

    4. schoolgirlforreal profile image81
      schoolgirlforrealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no, i don't have that dilemma
      though my hubs and fans tend to be close in number
      I'd rather have tons of fans and less hubs-or rather keep my # of hubs but havve tons more fans.

    5. angela_michelle profile image98
      angela_michelleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, it's a good thing you have more followers than hubs, because then you have more people to read your stuff.

      1. 4x4 profile image72
        4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Haven't thought of that.

  2. wytegarillaz profile image74
    wytegarillazposted 8 years ago

    funny you should bring that up as when i had 19 hubs had 19 followers , 20 hubs 20 followers except i would love to have a lot more followers !!

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL
      Good for you wytegarillaz!

  3. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    Don't worry I'm like that too. I have always had a weird urge to stay ahead! Fortunately I currently have 130 hubs and 126 followers - I'm staying ahead... just!

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So it could be done...
      Hmmmm...

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    That's just not practical for me.  I'd rather have a lean, mean, earning-machine's worth of Hubs. (which I do have)

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Of course relache, thank you and all the best for you and yours.

      That is why I have always thought of this obsession as a foolish if not an impossible one.

      But I also want to know if there is someone out there with the same foolish thoughts and anybody who have actually pulled it off.

  5. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    I think the only method may be to piss your followers off, then start deleting hubs,

    Sooner or later you’ll be at 0 – 0.

    That’s about the only sure fire way I know to quench your obsession.


    Doesn't do much for the revenue though

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL
      That is a thought!

  6. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 8 years ago

    Yeah I thought it was good advice, funny too, still, I’d follow Marisa’s advice rather than mine

  7. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 8 years ago

    smile I am trying to get 3 hubbers for each hub

    but still got 132 only where as my hubs are 86.
    Going to get more and more hubbers with my hubs smile

  8. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    A more realistic and optimistic obsession would be that you always have at least twice the number of followers vs hubs.

    If I noticed that someone had been at HP for a few months, had a few dozen hubs, but only equal number of followers, it would be a red flag to me. I'd probably suspectthe hubs were poor quality, spammy, or on the dullest topics ever.

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now you're getting me thinking!
      Thanks for that thought rmcrayne.

      1. 4x4 profile image72
        4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        khmohsin, yes 3 followers per hub is a little stiff.
        2 per hub can be really attainable for you.

  9. Maria Cecilia profile image71
    Maria Ceciliaposted 8 years ago

    numbers of hubs and numbers of followers regardless which has a greater does not really bothers me, I have a different dilemma and that is getting a bit affected when  scores of my hubs started to get lower...

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I see.
      And I know there are many other hubbers out there with the same thinking.
      Good thing, I am not one of them.
      Oh well, to each his (her) own.

  10. profile image0
    askpowersposted 8 years ago

    well i dont know the whole scene.
    I have only 3 hubs and my hubber list is touching 60.
    big_smile

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Then I gather that you do not have to get into any of this nonsensical and foolish stuff.
      LOL

  11. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I have had this happen twice in multiples.
    Once was 777 followers on 77 hubs. smile Synchronicity perhaps!

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's great!
      LOL

      What even better is that you have
      869 Followers
      86 Hubs

  12. lakeerieartists profile image74
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    Interesting problem.  I hope that this is the worst problem that you have to deal with in your life.  Personally, the only numbers that mean anything to me are the amounts that I earn. smile

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If that is the worse problem I will have to deal with.
      Then I will gladly take it. LOL

      And I know, numbers preceeded by a $ sign are normal numbers to think about, especially nowadays.

  13. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    I just hit 131 followers... and I have 131 hubs. I've had a few days off so I better get back in and write to get ahead!

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      (smiling)
      Yup, better get on it.

    2. travelespresso profile image79
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And...Wrylilt .... as I read this you've 137 hubs and 137 followers!!!! 

      But, by the time you see this one or other will have changed since you move at the speed of lightening. lol

  14. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    Wait, wait -  maybe if I can ADD UP the HubScore and the accolades and the hubs and the followers?

    Nope.  That is 646.  No good... No WAIT!  Just twenty more in any combination and I am 666!

    Cool!

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

  15. liljen23 profile image70
    liljen23posted 8 years ago

    I think it is better to have more followers than hubs. This gives the benefit of having more people read your hubs and could possibly make it more popular.. smile

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL
      Perception is a good thing huh?

  16. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 8 years ago

    um i get obsessed by that too
    I now have 56 hubs and 58 fans to add a bit more spice I am trying to get all the nice remarks add up to the same amount but it is a little adrift..... then of course i could get the number of views per hub to average 58 or 580 or 5800  etc..... this really is addictive to some one who likes patterns

    1. 4x4 profile image72
      4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image65
        CASE1WORKERposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ummm i dont know what that one means

        1. 4x4 profile image72
          4x4posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile
          It just means I am rolling on the floor laughing over your comment.

 
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