The art of getting followers on Hubpages.

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  1. Fenixfan profile image97
    Fenixfanposted 7 years ago

    When I first joined Hubpages, I went, as I call it, click crazy. I was just following everyone I could in hopes they would follow me and read my hubs. Soon I realized that half of the people I followed weren't even writing on Hubpages anymore. There are so many that have wrote 2 or 3 great hubs, in my opinion, and just abandoned Hubpages all in all. You wouldn't believe how well some of these Hubbers were writing. I wish so bad I could get in touch with some just to ask them to come back and write more hubs.

    After I learned this, I noticed that this was not the way to get people to follow me. I looked at people like Patty Inglish, Mike and Nell Rose and noticed that they had so many followers. After closely observing what these fellow hubbers were doing differently, I noticed that they hardly follow others. When I checked out who they were following, it seemed that those hubbers were highly active in forums and had great material.

    So... My next step was to write more interesting hubs and be more active in the forum. Since I started posting in the forum, I realized how many hubbers that I truly wanted to follow and get to know. It is a much better experience to follow those that you have common interests with. If you like poetry, follow poets. The same goes with sports. I can't tell you how many hubbers have inspired me to write different hubs.

    How do you follow others? Do you have click fever or are you truly reading others hubs and contributing to the hubpage community?

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Good for you. You are doing it right.

    If I follow, It is because I expect to want to read. If I get disappointed too many times, I unfollow.

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      same here in recent time

      1. Denise Handlon profile image90
        Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Saleheen--so now I find you, LOL  smile

    2. Fenixfan profile image97
      Fenixfanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      same here man. It's just a waste to have those ppl that have bailed on your follow list.

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    If doing nothing is an art form, then I've mastered it.

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'll second this one.

    2. Fenixfan profile image97
      Fenixfanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's the best post in this forum darkside. Haha.

  4. timorous profile image83
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    Following Hubbers just because you liked one or two articles or forum comments, is like subscribing to a bunch of magazines, because one or two articles looked interesting at the time.

    You've found out that Hubpages is not a social networking site..that's good.  Being choosy saves you lots of time, not having to read stuff you don't really care about, just because you follow someone.  It's all about quality, not quantity.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed.

  5. BeccaHubbardWoods profile image91
    BeccaHubbardWoodsposted 7 years ago

    I've been on hiatus for quite a few weeks. I realize how badly I miss writing, so I came back. I hope my followers aren't disappointed in the break in writing. sad

    The good news is, I'm back and better than ever. wink I expect to publish several new hubs in the next few days.

  6. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I remember my first follower left me fan mail along the lines of "Great hub, we write on completely different subjects so maybe you should follow me."

    I was put off by that and didn't follow them. In fact at first I wanted to maintain a low profile.

    Now I only follow people either 1. Who have a great deal of information & ideas I can use, such as
    ►Some of the more pro hubbers, like Darkside, Thisisoli, Ryankett, Spacey Gracey.
    ►People who are very funny like Kangaroo_Jase and Shadesbreath.
    ►My own referrals who've written a quality hub or two and I wish to encourage.

    Occasionally a new member who I feel needs encouragement.

    I regularly go through and remove people who've not written for a few months and don't appear to be coming back, though.

  7. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I have only really followed a few people, I don't get much time to read hubs at the moment so it doesn't really do me any good to follow others, and being followed myself doesn't give much of a monetary benefit, so it's not a huge deal.

  8. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Humph - beaten to it by Darkside. And Relache. I was going to say the same, pretty much. Oh well - back to doing nothing much.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image90
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  9. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Fenixfan-it seems your interest in improvement and openness to change has allowed you to discover the 'secret' that I am noticing so many new hubbers are asking--How does it happen: the followers, the high rating.  Good for you.

    Just today I read two other hubbers ask similar questions, and last week there was a third.  It isn't rocket science, but, all writing skill aside, a basic formula of participation works.

  10. EllenDean profile image80
    EllenDeanposted 7 years ago

    This is my first Forum visit...a lucky one indeed.  Thanks for the insight.  I look forward to seeing everyone around!

  11. richtwf profile image60
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    Sound advice indeed. I've been away from the forums for a while with being busy writing and then other things but it's great to be back and re-engage for a while before I'm off again!

 
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