Lack of Followers (Am I Missing Something?)

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  1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
    Freeway Flyerposted 13 years ago

    I joined Hubpages about three weeks ago. At the moment, my Hubscore is 86, I'm getting about 30-40 views/day, and the periodic comments I've received have been mostly positive. But I have a grand total of one follower. Is there something I am missing, or is this typical for new people like me?

    1. tthudium profile image59
      tthudiumposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I followed you. I am interested in your hubs. I like the fourth of july one. Please keep on writing!

    2. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages! smile

      I did not know you existed, until you posted here in the forums. Then again, I do miss some people who come to the forums. You have 17 posts, which means within the 2-3 weeks you've been here that you have spent very little time in the forums talking to people.

      To gain followers, people need to get to know you and find out who you are....not to mention, if you never left your home, then you would never meet people to make friends. If you get my point?

      Do not follow someone who you are NOT interested in reading. It does no good. Following someone, just to follow someone is meaningless and useless.

      1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
        Freeway Flyerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        That's what I've been doing so far.

      2. Freeway Flyer profile image84
        Freeway Flyerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I've been trying to respond to questions and forum prompts. Since I'm a "newbie," I guess that I am still trying to find the right balance. Thanks.

    3. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I've been longer than you have and I only get two or three views a day... sometimes 0 views. Followers will eventually come, give it time, and remember to follow people yourself as well.

  2. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    Start followings lots of people and they should follow back.

    1. Ivorwen profile image66
      Ivorwenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No!  Do not do this, unless you want to be known as a spammer.  Only follow those you are truly interested in.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Sound advice, Ivorwen.

    2. nicregi profile image65
      nicregiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I got to disgaree like Ivorwen. Avoid following every one as they might think you are a spammer. Instead follow people or topic that you generally like or have high hopes on that smile

  3. Diane Inside profile image73
    Diane Insideposted 13 years ago

    I read one of your hubs, very interesting, I left a comment. But yeah if you start following people especially with similar interests, you should start getting more followers.

  4. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Since you've only been on here two weeks, it's not likely you're missing anything.  It takes time for followers to build up.  The way following is supposed to work is that people are only supposed to follow writers whose work they really want to read.  Reciprocal following isn't necessarily how it's supposed to work.  Newer Hubbers need to be careful not to just follow a big bunch of people, hoping to get followers back.  That's know as "famming" (following and spamming combined, or fanning and spamming combined).  (Followers used to be called, "fans", on here.)

    Anyway, just write and enjoy HubPages.  Followers will come.

    1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
      Freeway Flyerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I like that term, "famming." Good advice.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    Making an occasonal comment in the forums helps bring attention to your hubs-- people get curious about who said something. It takes awhile, and you are still "new".
    On the other hand, don't get too concerned about the numbers of followers (or any other numbers  here), Write good stuff and let it happen naturally.

  6. nicregi profile image65
    nicregiposted 13 years ago

    Hi there.

    First of all, people who love your article will follow you. Not to say that the only way to get followers are through quality articles but it will normally take a little while before you start getting some followers.

    Do you promote your articles? Promoting articles is a great way to increase your article views and even your good name smile

    Being active in forums and HubPages could also give you some nice amount of followers too!

    Finally, some people would add and follow every one and in return, we will follow back. This is one of most common method but it is not really healthy in a long run (since it depends highly on your article) if you are able to attract their attention to what you write.

    1. sofs profile image75
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi freeway Flyer,  welcome to HP
      You have righted the wrong. you have made people aware of you, you will be followed as long as you write stuff people like to read. Don't worry about that.  Best wishes to you!!

      1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
        Freeway Flyerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. The confusing thing to me is that we get all of these warnings about "self-promotion." I guess I'm still figuring out exactly what that means.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I have always taken "self-promotion" in the very narrow sense that it means "don't post links to your work".  On the other hand if your self promotion is to provide help or information to others then the "promotion" part comes naturally as a result of your content and help, not as a result of spamming your hubs everywhere around you.

          Talk to people on the forums; give your opinions and thoughts as well as knowledge you have accumulated.  I totally understand about the knowledge base of a newbie - as one myself I seldom have much to contribute to technical questions, but I try where I can.

  7. profile image0
    ankigarg87posted 13 years ago

    Nothing happens if you have less followers my friend. Just only concentrate on your hubs and traffic ? If you write good hubs followers will automatically comes.I see most followers comes if you follow them .

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Actually the whole point of following someone is because you like what they write - not because you want them to follow you in return.

      Followers, hubscore and authorscore have little or no influence at all on outside traffic.

      Google is the traffic king!

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        The Original Poster wants followers, to be appreciated, to be liked by his peers. Not an uncommon desire in human culture. Google has little to do with that subject.

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          ...and ankigarg87 spam followed about 100 people just a few hours ago.

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the information, and you are right - it doesn't make sense.

  8. NZUNG SERAPHINE profile image61
    NZUNG SERAPHINEposted 13 years ago

    I am your new follower.all the best

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Start a thread like this, the followers will come. Oh, poor me!


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