I'm no marketing expert (shh -- don't tell my clients ) but I think you need to be a little more direct in your approach, para.
Appeal to your reader's emotions. Play on their fears. Play on their vanity. Humor. Cajole. Threaten if you don't get your way. Engage! Ask for the sale!! Put yourself in their position. What's in this for ME?? (Obviously nothing. I'm already one of your HP sheep and have been for a long time, so don't waste your breath with the likes of moi).
But seriously, you're too cool a hubber not to command more followers!
I am literally sick and tired of people who follow you, and then, when you follow them back, they promptly unfollow you. Really, people? What do you do when someone unfollows you shortly after you follow them? Do you hunt them down and unfollow them as well? Do you send them mail saying what they...
I'm dangerously close to 1200 followers......and half a million pageviews. At the current rate, I'm due to hit it in the next 48 hours. It would mean a lot to me to hit it before Thursday. Just a month or two ago, I was hoping to hit it by my birthday, but I'm going to hit it a month...
Do we really need the Followers Accolade?Yes, having lots of Followers increases traffic to one's hubs. That's a good thing. And so was the Followers Accolade at first. Now people who are nice in all other respects have figured out how to game the system. Quid pro quo: I'll follow you if you...
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