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Yikes!! I lost a follower!

  1. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    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! sad
    So I thought I'd ask why other hubbers choose to un-follow writers...What's your take?

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      600.

      congrats:)

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did you hunt them down and ask why? smile

      I wouldn't take it personally.

      1. lorlie6 profile image83
        lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There's a saying that "If you love something, set it free.  If it doesn't return, hunt it down and kill it."
        Guess I'll get out my .357 and go ahuntin'
        smile

    3. Stimp profile image74
      Stimpposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      They may not have an account any longer.  That's how I've lost followers....they just close their account.....no biggy

  2. katiem2 profile image57
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    I don't know, maybe it was an accident!  That's a possiblity smile

    1. profile image0
      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Might be that they have abandoned 'the ship' not abandoned  following you. smile

    Well done on the 600 by the way.

  4. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I'd never stop following you, Lorlie smile

    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!

  5. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Well, I cannot follow somebody who already has 600 followers or more, feels overcrowded. big_smile

    1. profile image0
      3 Finger Readerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Home Girl.

      1. lorlie6 profile image83
        lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

  7. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Wow!  Hubbers are such amazingly supportive folk.  We are one helluva group of nutz-love you all...smile

  8. K9keystrokes profile image94
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    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!

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, K9keystrokes.  Community is key, you're right.  And 600 IS an unbelievable number-I don't even KNOW 600 people!

  9. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Congrats on the 600 Lorlie! And I echo what Camlo said -- I would never stop following you either! smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aww, shucks! smile

  10. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Uh Oh! You musta mislaid that missing follower somewhere, better retrace your steps tongue lol

    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?! big_smile

    1. K9keystrokes profile image94
      K9keystrokesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!!

    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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...smile

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's probably it then! big_smile
        Gotta love them silly followers big_smile
        Hiding under the bed, who would have thought?

        1. lorlie6 profile image83
          lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It seems there are a couple of them lurking around under the sheets, and I think they're having some sort of party.
          I'm going to join in! 
          smile

  11. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Occasionally these spammers will mass follow, so you can lose followers when Hubpages ban em!

    Well Done Loz

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good point, Richieb.  Hadn't thought of that.

  12. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    You have a ghost follower, Lorlie. Here it says 601, and on your profile 600.

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh, I LOVE ghosts, Camlo!  Interesting spooks are very entertaining, wouldn't you agree??

      1. camlo profile image89
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh yes! I've often wondered about the ghost followers. Are they Hubbers who haven't surfaced properly, or Hubbers who have died whilst trying to follow?

  13. ahorseback profile image78
    ahorsebackposted 7 years ago

    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

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SO much, ahorseback!  Right back at ya!!
      smile

 
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