I was just about to toot my own horn here in the forums because I had wonderfully acquired 600 followers. I double-checked my profile and to my horror, someone had abandoned my ship!
So I thought I'd ask why other hubbers choose to un-follow writers...What's your take?
Did you hunt them down and ask why?
I wouldn't take it personally.
They may not have an account any longer. That's how I've lost followers....they just close their account.....no biggy
I follow people for several reasons.
a) They have a personality that oozes through their writing.
b) They're well informed
c) I'm curious about them.
d) They're kind, helpful people (well, to me, anyway).
I would stop following them if they said something nasty to me, or if they posted a few that was so contrary to what I believed that I couldn't come to terms with it.
Might be that they have abandoned 'the ship' not abandoned following you.
Well done on the 600 by the way.
I'd never stop following you, Lorlie
Well, I've only ever unfollowed a couple, and that was because I realised they were smug, ill mannered, pretentious and arrogant, in a very, very big way. I won't have anything to do with such people in offline life, so why should I follow them online?
Congratulations on 600 Followers!
well, I recently un-followed some hubbers becoming tired of their sales hubs.[some of them are great hubbers] I also got rid of all of my spam following. If I follow someone I read their hub. I still follow too many hubbers and always try to take a brief look at their hubs at least.
Well, I cannot follow somebody who already has 600 followers or more, feels overcrowded.
Wow! Hubbers are such amazingly supportive folk. We are one helluva group of nutz-love you all...
If a hubber hasn't contributed to the community or written a hub in a long while (months), this might be a reason to stop following -OR- if a hubber thinks they are following too many and needs to reduce the quantity so not to get penalized for following an excessive number of people. Your hubs are great, so I can't imagine it being anything against you from a loyalty standpoint; most likely a mistake.
BTW, 600 is a ton of followers, congrats!
Congrats on the 600 Lorlie! And I echo what Camlo said -- I would never stop following you either!
Uh Oh! You musta mislaid that missing follower somewhere, better retrace your steps
Oh looks like you might have found that missing follower as you have 600 now. Where they like glasses, you know, usually folks can't find them and it turns out they were wearing them?!
You know, kirstenblog, I DID hear something rustling under the bed this morning-I'm going to go check. Those silly followers, forever sneaking around...
That's probably it then!
Gotta love them silly followers
Hiding under the bed, who would have thought?
Occasionally these spammers will mass follow, so you can lose followers when Hubpages ban em!
Well Done Loz
You have a ghost follower, Lorlie. Here it says 601, and on your profile 600.
Oooh, I LOVE ghosts, Camlo! Interesting spooks are very entertaining, wouldn't you agree??
Lorlie , This follower that unfollowed just gave up on one of the nicest hubbers out there , I have a mind to start another profile just to follow you , 600 wowo!!!!! You're amazing, more power to you !!!!!!!!!!!!ox
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