Yet another point I missed in the Tutorial, "Sharing With Followers"

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  1. fastfreta profile image73
    fastfretaposted 12 years ago

    Okay, so I had the habit of using the share button to routinely share my new or even some of my old hubs with my followers.  Well, when I tried to share my last one, I got a warning, I don't quite remember the words, but is said in effect that it was frowned upon. Well I missed that point in the help section, so now I must go back and read it.

    No question, or complaint, just a Umm!!! hmm

    1. Debby Bruck profile image65
      Debby Bruckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting Freta. I don't always click that FOLLOWERS button to share with everyone, but do once in a while. Please tell us again what was the warning? Over promoting? I also have a new warning tonight but can't figure it out.

    2. brittanytodd profile image87
      brittanytoddposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      There was a recent forum discussion about this topic:

      It's okay to share a hub after you have edited it and it has been posted for a while, but sharing your hubs often can really bum out your followers.  I recently had to unfollow someone because their shared hubs were the only things on my whole news feed!  It was not cool as I had already read a majority of those hubs and had no interest in going back to them even if they were edited.

      1. fastfreta profile image73
        fastfretaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I hope that wasn't me.  I'll stop I promise! big_smile

        1. brittanytodd profile image87
          brittanytoddposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, no, don't worry smile

    3. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I never share my hubs with followers. To be honest - if my followers want to read my work then they will - I have quite a few that do! Of course - I have over 1100 followers - do you think all my Hubs get 1100 views? I think Not!!!

  2. Joy56 profile image67
    Joy56posted 12 years ago

    So many warnings, the power the power....... How silly

  3. sofs profile image76
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    This warning has been appearing for the last three or four days and I am glad... it is there... Some people fill your feed with ten's of hubs shared in a day...I am averse to the idea ... a fresh new hub is a different thing altogether.. Thank you HP for the caution.. smile

    1. mary615 profile image82
      mary615posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree with you more, sofs.  I can't keep up with what I have to do as it is.  I don't need more "clutter".   I'm averse to the idea, too.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I'm happy to see this also. I've noticed an onslaught of shared hubs by the hub's author. It does turn into over promotion.

  4. fastfreta profile image73
    fastfretaposted 12 years ago

    Oops! Sorry you guys! big_smile I got in the habit of sharing older hubs because I got so many new followers lately, so I just thought that they hadn't read some of the old stuff, and would love to.  Wellllll, I was wrong, I guess.  Soooo, thank you hub friends for the polite, "put me in my place comments." big_smile

    So again should I share my new one or not? big_smile

    The warning:  "Frequently sharing your own Hubs with followers is not recommended. Do you want to proceed?" The options are "Ok or Cancel."

  5. Aficionada profile image80
    Aficionadaposted 12 years ago

    Notification of your new hubs is automatically sent to your followers, unless they themselves have requested not to be notified.  Why would you need to duplicate that automatic sharing?

    1. fastfreta profile image73
      fastfretaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You know you're right Aficionada, I do receive notification of new hubs.  Okay so no need to do that.  However, since going over to the other thread about this subject, opinions are divided as to sharing older hubs.  What to do, what to do! Check out brittanytodd's link above.

      1. Debby Bruck profile image65
        Debby Bruckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        It all seems so simple now that its been explained. We do receive so many email notifications these days that its possible never to leave your computer and still be Hubbing comments and responses. Then everyone would get burned out.

        I'll remember to also keep SHARE to a minimum when I've updated with some very important news to one of the blogs.

        Happy Holidays Everyone! Debby big_smile

      2. Aficionada profile image80
        Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't use the quote function when I posted before - sorry! smile  I was meaning to respond specifically to your question "So again should I share my new one or not? big_smile"

        The rule of thumb seems to be that if there have been updates or revisions that make the hub worth reading again, it is okay to share with followers.

        I do understand the idea of sharing older hubs, since newer followers might not know about them, but the problem is that too many people have shared too much all at one time, to the point of being very annoying. 

        I probably don't share enough, but my philosophy is that people who read something of mine and like it will probably check over my lists of Hubs or my groups or any links I have provided within link capsules or within the text.  That's what I do when I read something that I like.

      3. Pcunix profile image91
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I don't like it.  I understand the "new followers"  thing - why can't HP allow a "Share to followers who have joined since the last time this was shared"?

        That would solve both sides.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I am following someone who's a great writer but she does tend to re-share everyday atleast 10 hubs!! It's irritating I don't feel like telling her that.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    I average about one share every six months. My followers are no doubt very appreciative of that. big_smile

  7. fastfreta profile image73
    fastfretaposted 12 years ago

    You guys have all been so helpful to me on this, so now I understand. I will share, but only minimally. smile

  8. learner365 profile image71
    learner365posted 12 years ago

    Ohh i landed up here wondering about the same problem. I better be careful with the "sharing" part. Although i didn't use it much but still i was kind of unsure what will happen if i shared my Hubs frequently with the Followers. Thanks to you all for clearing up what seems to be turning into a confusion for me!!!


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