When someone follows me, I don't often follow back. I follow people I want to read - that means they have to be writing about subjects I want to read and often they do not.
I have had a truly lovely piece of fan mail from someone who writes poetry here. I regret that my mind does not appreciate that form of expression, so there is no reason for me to follow back - I wouldn't ever read her. But her fan mail was very sweet.
I don't want to send email because that is seen by some as an intrusion - also, she is not the only one I would like to acknowledge, just the most recent to remind me of the inability to do so. There are others who have left lovely compliments and it feels rude to just ignore them.
I think it would be very nice if we had a way to leave a response to fan mail without following.
I sometimes will leave a response on the hubfeed where it says so and so is following you. or I visit their hubs and read one and rate it up, etc. or leave a nice comment.
perhaps go to one of her hubs and leave a comment.
That's what I do, rebekahELLE. I feel it's only 'fair' to give Hubbers a look-see if they've chosen to follow me.
I try to do this every time.
I don't follow everyone either BUT I do look at their stuff if they are following me. I open my mind to what they have to offer. I'm not a big poet either....BUT I have found some poetry here that has really touched me. I've found articles on stuff I wouldn't normally read and have passed them along to my spouse or friends who might be interested in that topic. To disregard someone else's work because it isn't the format I normally enjoy is equivalent to having a closed mind. I don't like to do that here. Everyone has something to offer. Just a thought. Keep and open mind and explore the articles. You just never know what you will learn or stumble across.
I can't follow everyone. I only have so much time in the day
I LOOK at everyone who follows. Yes, if they have something I want to comment on, of course I would, and yes, I do pass on very well done things that don't interest me personally.
I did not realize I coukd respond on a hub feed - I guess I missed something.
if you check your feed, you will see it, there's a place to comment. they may or may not see it if they don't check their feed.. but you could try it.
I do not see it.
Can you leave such a comment at mine? I have no idea what you mean!!!
sure, I'll follow you if I don't already. then check your feed and it will say I'm following you,
you can also edit your feed on the right if you want to check following activity. simply click on followers and it will bring up any activity. you will see the reply/comment box underneath it.
I'll follow and you check. I have to leave for now.
well, I'm already following you. just edit and check your followers and you'll see what I mean.
No, I did not mean follow me.
I'm looking for a way to acknowledge nice fan mail without following. Either I am nit understanding you or you are not understanding me - or both
I know what you're saying. I was simply going to give an example of when someone follows you, it shows up on your feed with a comment box underneath where it says so and so is now following you. but if they don't look at their feed, they wouldn't see it. I think the response shows up on their feed but I'm not sure.. oh well, just leave a comment on a hub.
Makes sense PC but I love following. I like to spend my late nights hub-hopping between all I follow. I don't always leave comments but I enjoying reading their output.
It's hard to follow everyone if you have a heavy load of fans (which is a problem I don't have yet), But the idea of sending a message from their profile would seem to be the best plan of action. Good Idea UW!
I agree, PC. Sometimes people say really, really cool things and you'd like to say, "Hey, that was really nice. Thanks for that."
But, it is how it is, so, I guess we all leave comments without expecting a thanks. In a way, I think it probably makes those comments, the good ones, not the "hey, great hubs - come check out mine too", but the good ones, it makes them better for the writer knowing no gratitude would be coming. A genuine gift.
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