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Follow or Unfollow... or Follow and Then Unfollow... hmmm... So Many Options; What's a Hubber to Do?

Updated on January 31, 2014

Ooh… I think I like her hub

I just might join her little club.

'So let me see; what is this?'

Push green button and never miss

Each and every hub you do?

What you say and who it’s to?

'Wow, that sounds pretty cool'

'Look at me, a following fool!'

I just can’t help myself, you see

I’ll follow you… you follow me?

That, is how it works around here?

Afraid the instructions are not clear.


Here’s where I must interject

This following thing I can’t perfect.

I know ‘They’ say don’t worry ‘bout it

Well, I lost a follower and I’m gonna shout it!

(I know I used ‘IT’ twice to rhyme

But I’ve got problems and not the time)

An email: ‘Someone new is following you.’

Joy is me, now, what to do?

Do I go and run their way

Or write a new hub today?

I don’t know, I’m so confused

I don’t want them feeling used

Neglected, mistreated or abused!

But I don’t want my ego bruised.

If I don’t find the magic key

Someone might ‘unfollow’ me.

Gee, to keep a follower content

Creates such stress I can't prevent!

Remember, you thought you liked what you read

It’s not something I put in your head.

You even left me some great fan mail

So what did I do, how did I fail?

Did I miss the hub you wrote?

Should I have sent a little note?

‘Please be patient; I’ll be there soon’

'You've got until this afternoon!'

‘Golly, I’m just one person you know?’

Whenever you publish, I try to go.

My intentions are, do it quickly,

Perhaps I’m suffering with ADD?

I don’t delete my emails until I’ve been your way.

I’m coming, I’m coming, it just might take a few days!

Maybe that’s just not the case?

Did I offend, did I disgrace?

Uh oh, you heard me say 'boob'?

It was just a reference from YouTube.

Please don’t take it personally

I’ve got issues; that’s just me!

I don’t mean to frighten and I don't mean to scare

You’re special to me and I do care!

Or, could it be that I’m not writin’

Things that make your dark day brighten’?

Making you happy, that’s my dream

Though, in your mind it may not seem.

I’m sorry, truly I am

Unfollow me if you think I’m a ham.

But so is Porky

And that pig’s got fans

I’ll just never understand.

It’s okay, it’s not my place

To get all up in your face.

‘WHY YOU UNFOLLOW ME?!?’

That’s your choice; I’ll let you be

I’m trying so hard, not to cry

All I wanted to know was 'WHY'?

WHY? WHY, I SAY…

Must you unfollow me, today?

Porky... the pig with fans!

Don't feel obligated or anything...

The Sad Truth...

Please don't go.... 'cause if you do....

The Pain of an Unfollow

Do you wonder why?

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Where are you Cat? Have you gone from HP? I hadn’t heard from you in awhile, so I looked you up and found this hub that I hadn’t read. Here’s the thing, it seems like I get email notifications from the same 5 or 6 hubbers every day. Then when I go looking for someone I haven’t heard from in a (rac)coon’s age, I find they’ve written a plethora of hubs and I haven’t been notified.

      I liked the poem. It was funny but it did make me wonder where some of these people go. I haven’t unfollowed you, come back, I miss you.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

      This is an absolute HOOT!!! Your poetry was perfect while still making it so funny.

      Loved it.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Eric,

      Oh... thank you so much! Do you have any idea how many people wanted to head up an intervention for me after I published this hub? lol... I think some people just don't understand. Is it not human to worry about how we treat others and how they perceive us to treat them?

      Love me today, leave me tomorrow? This is a concept I can't comprehend. If I love you today, I might get mad at you tomorrow, but I'll still love you. That's how I roll; I'm guessing that's how you roll too! lol

      Thanks Eric!

      Cat

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am so glad I dropped in to peruse your hubs. How funny how perfect you pegged me here. I chose to listen to Bonnie. I think that is wonderful for this hub.

      I reckon to have empathy is a curse but I am damn sure glad I got it. And for sure for sure that you do too.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ha ha Ed... I expected no less, you are a man of many talents! :D

      Hugs to you!

      Cat

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      No cat ! As a matter of fact , I'm a great rubber !.........hugs girly !

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Ed... you will not unfollow me! That's an order! lol... D'you want me to have a heart attack? I can handle this sort of thing! I'm the insecure hubber... lol!

      Ya never quite know when you rub someone the wrong way... is there really a wrong way to rub someone? lol :D

      Huggies!

      Cat

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Cat .....oh you little devil ! .......I have been known to un-follow someone ...you know why ? HUH?.........That seemed to be the only way I could give out TWO fan mails to the same beautiful hubber ! !.......HA ! I might just do that to U ! Huggy bear !

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Writer Fox,

      Wow, thank you... that was stellar! I really appreciate it! I had to read it twice to fully absorb it! I'll be your way later to see if there's more where this came from!

      Thanks for stopping by and for sharing that excellent little piece!

      Cat

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      To follow, or not to follow, that is the question:

      Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer

      The Slings and Arrows of outrageous UnFollows,

      Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,

      And by opposing, UnFollow them: Aye, there's the rub,

      For in UnFollowing, what dreams may come,

      When we've shuffled off this moral coil,

      Must give us pause.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Audrey,

      Aw, thank you! I realized that I found myself getting anxious or even a little stressed about getting to all the hubs I wanted to read and worried that people would think I didn't care (I know, I should just relax and enjoy! :D )

      I can be goofy, but it's always in good fun and sometimes when that 'follower' number drops, I worry that I've offended someone with my goofy ways. I've seen enough people question the theory in forums and other places and figured it would be safe to write this... luckily, a lot of people have at least shared some of the same thoughts.

      Thank you so much... I'm so glad you laughed!

      I very much appreciate the lovely comments and the visit!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      You've managed to bring up the thoughts of all hubbers who at one time or another lose a follower. And you've done it in the most creative and very funny application ( as well as the most difficult ) - poetry!

      Laughed so much at both the poetry and the photos. Love the cat!

      You're the very best in my book. Up and more as well as sharing.

      Hugs,

      Audrey

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Now it's my turn... D'OH!

      Cat

      P.S. Had to edit the comment... I think I got it now! lol

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Never mind;just a little joke :)

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Where was it that I was going? lol... seriously, I'm confused :p

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      ....How far would you have gone if I hadn't called you back? :P

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q. ....?

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat....

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Ha ha! Well, the feeling is mutual! Making a rose blush... sounds like a hub right there! lol.

      Eh... I've got 3 started, but I'm sure I won't be finishing any of them tonight :p.... where does the time go?

      Yours,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Hey; I love reading everything that you do.

      I try to be careful that my tongue doesn't cut my throat, but it doesn't always work out like that.Such is life.And you can't shock me.I've read things that would make a Rose blush :)

      Looking forward to your next rocket-fuelled article!

      Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Oh, they used to have a 'George of the Jungle' cartoon when I was younger and the theme song ended with '... watch out for that tree!' as the poor guy slammed into it! lol

      I've never had it out with anyone here... I just think some of my tongue in cheek might come across to some as tongue through cheek! lol... it's okay, they don't owe any explanation... I'm just not for everyone and I suppose that could be said about anyone.

      Me next one will just be me picking on myself... that's so much easier than picking on others... you shouldn't have to brace yourself for that :D

      Yours,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      Do you ever see Tarzan crashing into a tree? :)

      I suppose it's reflective of real life - make-up, break-up, make-up.You can't please everyone all the time, and if you've peed someone off, then I suppose they could mail you, and tell you why they were offended - it would seem fair, so you do have a good point methinks.Then again, perhaps the maturest thing to do would be to remain silent, not ' unfollow ', and let it pass - possibly overlook the disagreement.

      I can't wait to see what Part Two will hold - should we brace ourselves? lol!

      Yours,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      R.Q.

      Ha ha... you definitely got me laughing a few times in there! 'Plap... sausage roll, Bar Mitzvah'? lol

      Yes... the words you speak are true, not enough hours... but really, not the end of the world. As I've said before.... gaining followers isn't my concern, it's losing them from something that's offended them that concerns me. I guess it's better they learn sooner, rather than later if they can handle how I roll... lol.

      Anyway, in light of most recent activities, there will be a 'part 2' in a way, to this hub :D

      Thanks a trillion for swinging on over... I hope you didn't hurt yourself in the process :D

      Yours,

      Cat

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Cat

      " To follow, or not to follow....that is the question...."

      'Oh plap.......do I feel like a sausage roll at a Bar Mitzvah or what lol!

      A great rhyme, flowing like a stream of consciousness, and prodding folk along the way, but very honest - there sure doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day sometimes, to do the lot, without leaving something undone.It sure is nice when folks follow your work, but I guess it's not the be all, and end all of Hub life.

      The pics were ace, and the vids brought back a few distant memories.I remember that Uncle Kracker song, as it was all over the radio like a cheap suit.All the clicks on this one, for a very astute, and inventive tarticle.

      Yours, and laughing,

      R.Q.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      PaoloJpm,

      Aw, thanks buddy! I'm not posted another hub until I get over your way to read more of yours! Until then....

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cat

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Yahahhah. You don't have to say SORRY hahaha. Just keep on posting wonderful thoughts and hope to find time to read them all. :) thanks buddy.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      Lol... I getcha now, the Chemistry thing, ha ha! Okay, well being a loner is my choice too and maybe it's less to do with being busy than it is about my priorities, I guess I've lost a few of the friends that I did used to have because of 'business' or life? I don't know, I don't stress it as bad as that sounds, being alone is not the same as being lonely, as I'm sure you know and appreciate. I have no trouble filling up my time and occupying myself, in fact, I like not having to answer to or tend to people, lol.

      You're right about the following thing too. I guess a handful of dedicated followers is doing more for a hubber than hundreds of followers who never even stop by.

      Ah, yes... it is past my bedtime and almost time to get back up again (5:00, the dawn is coming and birds are chirping... lol) I did one of those 'I wonder if I can just close my eyes for a minute' kind of things earlier and fell asleep for a couple of hours, now I'm all screwed up!

      Thanks, you leave me laughing.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Some people have ask questions about if for the question/answers section here. They said they're offended when they don't get a response to their comments right away, makes them feel unappreciated, etc.

      Same with people who follow. They are of the mistaken impression that they get pet points for having a lot of followers, but in fact most followers never read your stuff and you never hear from them again once you follow them. Some, as we've discussed have never read a single one of your hubs. They just want to collect followers and if you don't cooperate, they unfollow. Have had people actually ask me to follow them in return. That's a no-no on here -- asking for a follow. Like I said, they seem to think getting a lot of followers has some sort of value, but if the followers don't read you, what are they for?

      I don't mind being a loner, it's actually a choice. ;) Not something that happened because I got too busy elsewhere. I mentioned the chemistry in conjunction with being a loner because we loners are the ones that send letter bombs and the like, the ones who commit all the heinous crimes. If you notice, one of the first things they say about mass killers is that they were loners -- that's why we're dreaded.

      Guess it's about my bedtime. Must be time for you to get up and start over again. Almost that time here.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      Well, all but the friends part... lol. Oh it's so bad, it's just another one of those things that I let slip away, while trying to do too much but neglecting things in the process. I'm a dreaded loner too, lol! That doesn't have to be a bad thing. The extent of my social life lies at HP!

      I can certainly tell you that I don't know many who can get an A in Chemistry... but I can't help but laugh at your comment!

      Your taking a few days or even weeks to get to comments on your hub doesn't offend me, it's actually kind of a relief when you or others do that. It makes me think others might understand how it's easy to get behind... you know, caught up in life and such :D

      I think your presence here is quite strong, there are people I don't see for days on end and when they pop back up I think 'Oh yeah, I forgot about him/her'. I wouldn't stress it, for those people who get that offended, maybe they should make a hub about it :D

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I think your poetry is great and fun to read. I, too, feel overwhelmed most of the time, so you're not alone. If I'm correct, you have a paying job, kids, friends, and writing, etc., to keep up with. My kid is grown up, and I'm one of those dreaded loners. Got an A in chemistry, but alas they didn't teach us how to make bombs of any kind. :( What a waste of time, but it was required. ;)

      I always have about 60-80 comments waiting for me no matter how fast I try to respond to them. It has been as long as a couple of weeks sometimes before I can get to some of them, and I know some people are offended by that, but the bills have to be paid and this sure doesn't do it. A lot of people on here are retired, so they have more time. I appreciate all my followers and commenters, but there is only one of me and so many hours in the day. I just try to do the best I can . . . sometimes I even get to sleep.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      I can’t presume to know how your traffic fares, but when looking for those two other ‘death’ hubs of yours, I was amazed at the interesting topics you cover… which I absolutely have to get to! (Those death hubs by the way, I had open for a few hours until I ran out of steam an my computer shut itself down to do some updates… but I will have to get back over to them.)

      Oh and no, I didn’t think you were suggesting I was chasing followers, lol… sorry if my babbling insinuated that. I was only trying to explain that ‘gaining’ followers is not necessarily any kind of goal of mine, but not losing followers and particularly for reasons of my own doings, was a bit concerning. You were right to think that I worry about different aspects of the ‘following’ situation though, as I do. It doesn’t take much to make me stress and so I appreciate the comments.

      I do usually go check out a new follower myself, unless the happen to slip in under the radar. There are many that I’ve never seen before and have not left a comment on any of my hubs, nor do I suspect they’ve even read one… I’m not sure what their intentions are.

      Yes, I still have to get over to Wrylilt and yes, I have that problem! I find that in my attempt to ‘get to everything’ I wind up having a lot of things started but unfinished and always a list of ‘to dos’ yet waiting. Actually, I find it overwhelming. HP for example; in a perfect world, I would like to read hubs as they’re published by the people I follow and respond back to each and every comment left on someone’s hub that’s intended for me. Yet, for every hour away from the computer, new emails are coming in, with more hubs published and new comments and I simply can’t get to them all. I have emails from hubs 3 months ago that just keep getting deeper and deeper but I refuse to delete anything until I get to it! Not to mention, I like to explore and read interesting hubs that are out there from people that I’m not following. I’ve almost been avoiding the feed lately as that just seems to distract me and pull me away from the things I’m already behind on… I must find a happy medium :D

      I know you’re correct about the poetry thing. They might get passed around on Facebook or twitter or Pinterest for a moment, but I don’t imagine people go ‘looking for them’. There are poets here that I could never compete with because they are that good. But I’ve always kind of used it as a way of relieving stress or saying something I couldn’t otherwise say and despite the fact that I’ve got notebooks full of them, I just publish them as they come to me, you know? I think part of it has stemmed from my sarcastic ways. I had a very long relationship with someone who I now believe to be a narcissist and I could never talk to him about anything without him shutting me up, so I’d write my feelings in poems, usually not pretty feelings either and then I’d read them to him or just leave them out and about. Funny, they’d usually generate conversation! Lol

      I really don’t want to just be a ‘poet’ on here and as far as the definition of poet goes, I’m probably barely in that category. I’m not a niched kind of a person; there really isn’t only one topic that I appreciate. My thoughts are, write about something as you become compelled to write about it. I’d like to think including poems amongst other hubs shouldn’t be detrimental to my success… or lack thereof, lol.

      Oh that traffic is weird, along with everything else at HP, just another thing I can’t seem to figure out but think I might stop trying. When my pages are blowing up… my hubber score plummets, which seems to make little sense. Yet, the other day… for the first time since I’ve been here, I had about 30 views, according to HP, which was embarrassingly low, yet my score shot up to 97. Now that I’m trying to catch up on hubs and leaving comments all over the place and my traffic has dramatically increased, each time I’ve refreshed my page for the last 2 hours, my number has gone down. 97, 96, 95, 94… and I think it was just 93 the last time I refreshed the page… I’m not refreshing it anymore tonight! Lol.

      I really appreciate your compliments, or at least I’m taking them that way. Personally, I’m just trying to stick to me and my ways though they might not exist in any books. I am what I am and that’s all that I am :D I enjoy writing when it is that way, when I feel forced and completely follow all the rules, I tend to lose interest. I’ve done my fair share of 15 page research papers and literary essays and all those wonderful things thanks to college; I just want to write now! :D

      I venture to think that ‘true poets’ would laugh at me explain ‘how it’s done’, actually, I’m laughing myself. More so, I think poetry does come in all kinds of forms and why shouldn’t mine be as valuable as any other kind? (Just another insecurity, I’m sure). The minute I think I have something figured out, I will certainly share; never understood those people who feel the need to keep the secrets to their success actually secret.

      Oh and I certainly don’t take that as derogatory. I think in the beginning I was more apt to write non-poetry but as I started really dabbling in it, I’ve found it easy to return to. I’d like think I’m doing alright here, though I’m still not filling my gas tank :D I would really like to bounce back and forth between ‘useful’ hubs and poetry… I have to be inspired though and I haven’t had much inspiration lately!

      When I was in college and taking American Literature courses… I had 3 huge books for one class. They were each filled with nothing more than poetry and our assignments always included reading a handful and ‘analyzing’ them, then discussion would follow in class. I’ve always enjoyed ripping things apart and trying to figure out the deeper meaning… just like I do with people and so I found myself ‘good’ at it and often became something of a ‘professors’ pet’, which is far different from how I behaved back in high school. Part of my point is, you cannot know about literature, without being exposed to poetry and it is still being taught and poems are still being written. I think there is a place for them, though that place might be small. Maybe we can modernize and popularize poetry to accommodate the times? I talk in poems, I talk in movie quotes and I talk in music lyrics… maybe I’m just weird, or maybe I’ve found that people tend to listen to me better that way? I don’t know :D

      Oh to think of my work in its own book, that’s a thought ! I really don’t know much about any of that, but maybe as I develop more material I’ll keep my eyes and ears open, I do know that a lot of people have been dabbling with that lately… and I am ‘co-authoring’ a ‘funny’ book right now, that’s due to be published in September, we’ll see how that goes. Unfortunately, I have not been a part of any of the ‘behind the scenes’ action and so I don’t have a clue how it all works, maybe that’ll change when it comes out? I would love to have my own book though, how awesome would that be! As far as that goes, you’ve got more than enough excellent material of your own for several books, if you don’t already have any. You’re not just a ‘how to’ girl, your tone is very appealing, to me anyway and I’ve never been bored for even a moment in any of your writings, which believe me, is an accomplishment!

      I am following the category that is related to HP forums, whatever it’s called and I do see Wrylilt come up a lot, particularly when she offered to help others figure out how to improve their hubs, which I thought was excellent. I will definitely have to get over her way.

      I really don’t understand the way they moderate ‘sex hubs’. How can you talk about all the important or even interesting aspects surrounding the topic without using a word that’s going to inhibit the hub, according to HP’s standards? It certainly exists and has since the beginning of time and will continue to do so. I don’t understand how informative articles can/would have advertising removed, yet smuttier hubs seem to slip through? I think that would be a wonderful idea to take them where they can shine and I have to admit, I don’t think I’ve read

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for your kind words Cat, but I'm not sure I'm that good an example. While I'm good with the technical stuff, picking the subjects that will get organic traffic is more difficult.

      Anyway, I'm not suggesting that you're chasing followers. I just thought maybe you were worried about them from a lot of different angles and I thought you might stress less if you understood that many of them are trolls that come and go, some may be here to steal your stuff. Sorry, but that's a possibility.

      I know you're a person who is very concerned with other people's feelings and that is an excellent trait to have. Some of these people, the ones who come and go and never write a word in a hub but often write plenty of critical words on some hubs, are not worthy of your concern. They are here to make trouble and when they are identified by HP, they are simply gone. That will account for losing some followers. Sometimes a lot of followers all at once. I like to check out the people who follow me so I know who is likely to disappear. I wonder too, when they haven't read a single one of my hubs, why they are following me? Well, I know, but that's another story.

      Wrylilt has a good remedy for theft of your hubs, and I keep intending to include it in my hubs but there's so much to do and remember all the time. Do you have that problem too? Not just HP, but everything. There's just too much to do and not enough time.

      I have to say that while we have a lot of great poets on here, poetry is not the sort of thing most people head to Google to find. Yet I think you may be different. I can't see your stats, but it seems to me your work is quite popular and that's a good thing, and I'm glad for you. I think whatever that special something is that can change the dynamics and create success, well, you seem to have found it. If you can figure out why you're different, you might write a hub on how to be successful on Google with poetry.

      I like to see people succeed and you seem to be doing especially well for the short time you've been here. Since you mostly write poetry, that's quite an achievement. I'm not saying that to be derogatory about poets, but the fact is, like I said, people don't usually go to Google looking for a poem. Maybe you've broken that rule somehow. I think that would be great.

      You really should consider putting your poems into a book. Maybe an ebook and self publish on Amazon-Kindle. I think you're allowed to be on HP and in a book, as opposed to duplication of material on other websites which is forbidden.

      You don't have to follow Wrylilt to read her forum posts or anything else. Although her stuff might end up in your feed more if you did. You can search the forums though. Also, she wrote a hub recently promoted by HP in the weekly newsletter answering a lot of questions about these murky things like hubber score, hub score, etc.

      Oh, and as for HP friendly, they have taken all the advertising off my hubs relating to sex and been generally gnarly about them, which is why I don't write on that subject here anymore. I'm hoping to get all my stuff on that subject moved to a different location this summer since it's not welcome here. They've lowered my hubber score to 92 (it was even lower recently, lower than it's been in months), and I used to be 95-96. I was even 97 for a while.

      I've noticed people who used to have hubber scores even higher than mine have had their scores lowered considerably too. Sometimes think it's their way of saying please go away, we hate you, so write your stuff somewhere else. When they drop me from a 96 down to a 91 and leave me there, even though as Wrylilt says hubber score is meaningless, I'm not really incentivised to write and publish more hubs. Wonder if that ever crosses their minds?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      PaoloJpm ,

      Thank you buddy!!!

      I thought I’ve been following you for a long time now?!?! I’m sooooo sorry… honestly, I’m on my way to hit that green button… I swear. Oy, please forgive me? You are such a ball of sunshine… it was definitely an oversight… on my way!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Au fait,

      You always have the best comments; so informative! :D I think the longer I am here, the less I will take things personally. I know I’ve lost people who have simply left this place… but I also know that I’ve had people push the ‘unfollow’ button and maybe I shouldn’t care, but I can’t help but wonder if I somehow didn’t offend them. If someone just doesn’t like my hubs; I can deal with that. What disturbs me is if someone likes my hubs and then decides they don’t? Eeek! Ha ha No hard feelings though, just insecurities ;-)

      Everything you said seems to make such sense! I certainly am not on a mission or seeking followers, in fact, I only feel more obligated to ‘continuously produce’ in that case. I would also suggest that viewers outside of HubPages would be less biased as well. I have a couple of hubs that don’t get much for comments at all, if any, yet they get views every day; I’m assuming these views are coming from outside the HP community. I suppose the ideal strategy would be to write hubs that would attract not only our HP followers, but the internet audience in general. I think I’m doing a lot of writing that is “HP-Friendly” but finding that happy-medium is key.

      Oh, that hubber score! When I’m getting all kinds of traffic, it just seems to plummet, yet when my traffic plummets; my score seems to go up; what gives? I don’t know that I care anymore! Ha ha

      I will definitely go follow Wrylilt and see what she has to say; I’ve caught a lot of her within the feed and I’ve read pieces here and there… she seems to have a pretty good grasp on ‘how it works’.

      Thanks for the compliment… and I dare say, you’re hubs seem to be both ‘HP-friendly’ and internet-appropriate; I should use you as a model :D

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Oh, Cat, I love the photos. Anyway, I will always stick around. Such a kind a good writer to look up with. You did not follow ,me yet. hahah anyway its your discretion its Ok follow or Unfollow.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Some people stop following because they are banned from HP. I get a lot of followers who just signed up and have no hubs. Next thing I know, they're gone and banned.

      There are a lot of reasons people stop following and many, probably most, have nothing to do with you. As Wrylilt is fond of saying, most people who follow you don't read your hubs anyway and do very little in the way of increasing your revenue even if they do read your hubs. Actually, she says HP members do nothing for your earnings at all. How much you make is not determined by how many followers or comments you get/receive.

      Some people think getting a lot of followers makes them more valuable to HP. Wrylilt says no and I get her point. Organic traffic is what pays and by definition it comes from outside HP.

      I recommend that when you have a few extra minutes, peruse some of the forums where Wrylilt has answered questions regarding HP for a lot of people. She's sort of a spokesperson for HP, so take the opportunity to learn more about HP and how things are done here from her when you get a chance. Understanding how this place works could relieve your concerns about a lot of things.

      Generally one's hubber score suffers (although one's hubber score isn't important to earnings) if one follows too many people. Especially if one follows more than what are following them.

      Writing good quality hubs, which you are very good at, is the first order of business, and then being a part of the community within reason.

      Wrylilt is fond of saying that comments (most of the time = pats on the back) are nice for the ego, but they don't raise your earnings. Following is about the same. Organic traffic is what pays when all is said and done.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      SonQuioey10,

      Thank you! You’re right, I follow people because I like them/their hubs… but if that ever changed; I’m not sure I could/would ever unfollow anyone. I guess I’ll worry about that bridge when I cross it! :D

      Thank you so much for the compliment and the visit! I know you have a new one… I’ll definitely be over :D

      Thanks again,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      mr-veg,

      That sounds lovely… you could so write a poem about those scenic beauties! Yes, summer officially started and it finally feels like it! I’m so happy to see the sun again! :D … I will have to come by your way soon!

      Cat

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      Cool poem.

      I think if you want to follow someone you just follow them, if nothing but because you like them and want to keep up with what they're writing. Loved it, very creative.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Well Mountains are totally beautiful and ready to embrace with bright sun shining down the plains... Each of my weekend is a trip to one or the other scenic Mountain drives and Reservoir lakes with my Family.... It's lot of fun.. Hope you too are enjoying the heart warming summer !!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      mr-veg,

      Hey there you! How are things out there in the mountains!? Ah, but if everyone only had eyes like you do! Famous... ha ha ha, maybe infamous! I just like to poke fun at myself, though some people seem to have concern for my mental health! lol.... Thanks for stopping by, hope all is well your way!

      Your friend,

      Cat

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Hey Cat , how can someone unfollow you :) well you are soon to hit 1000 followers and I know that :) Great way to ask the question in a humorous way :) Well the last question reads 'Must you unfollow me today ?' but I think it meant 'Dare not unfollow me any day :) ' Great going... You are pretty famous out here and that's the way to go !!!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      It's vandynegl!!! Oh, I'm so happy to see you! I don't think you'd have to worry about losing anyone, you're awesome and you're not scary! lol... You're so sweet... I'll be your follower for life... in fact, I'm going to have to float over your way before the day's over, it's been too long!

      Thanks for stopping by girly!!!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      James,

      Ha ha... that's horrible, I think I'd have some people awfully mad at me... perhaps I'll save it for a secret weapon for the mean people though! ... okay, seriously though... I'm trying to get over your way... but this ADD thing? lol

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      vandynegl 4 years ago from Ohio Valley

      Ha ha! This is great! I haven't paid much attention to following people and if someone takes a run in the opposite direction, oh well. I guess I can't make everyone happy :) But you, Cat, I enjoy all of your hubs! I will be your "follower" until I lose my computer :)

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      HAHA It s a MAGIC WAND ,try it.. its results are guaranteed .it doesn't have side effects lol

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      James!!!!!! Oh my goodness! I just watched all 54 seconds of that!!!! Wow... I'm really laughing now... I really don't think my followers want a carrot... now I'm sure! lol

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      haha dont you know the story of the donkey and carrot?

      Well it s like this HAHA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNA7PTl57Y

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Sweet, funny James!

      Now you've just got me laughing! What kind of girl do you think I am? Carry around a carrot? I'm not trying to gain followers... I'm just trying not to lose them... oh my goodness, you've got me laughing so hard. Perhaps I ought just not take the carrot away once given to them? Geesh!

      I'll be wandering over your way anyhow... I believe I'm a couple behind :-(

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      HAHA LOL you re funny:).. Well said though lol It seems as if you were a sad Saint whose sheep got lost haha use some gimmicks or rather take with you a carrot and tantalize them thereby they will follow u

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wayne,

      Sooo, you don’t like boob? lol You know, some of those words you gave me have some wonderful rhyming capabilities… I think I smell a hub coming on :D Thank you for coming over to my insanely insecure pages and saying dick! Lol… you really got me laughing with that one!

      Thanks Wayne, I always appreciate the visit!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Dearest James, my gentle wolf, it’s like a pep talk with a smack upside the head! lol… I’m not WHINING! lol… okay, maybe a little :-) I can’t help it; I tend to be a little goofy and I concern myself with worrying if my goofiness has offended someone. I suppose you’re right… see how strong you are! I mustn’t be so weak! :D I will just write till my heart’s content… which will probably be until I’m not walking anymore! Thanks James… you definitely made me smile!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      "Jugs, knockers, ta ta's, melons" c'mon Cat, anything but boobs! Uh oh, am I in trouble for that? Oh, lordy, this was too good. And I just don't understand who would be such a boob as to quit following you? The guy must have been a dick! : 0

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Oh Cutest Cat,

      Why are you whining about this issue?It is nothing much to worry about.Just write and express yourself the way you see it fits your mind and heart.Don't give attention to those who unfollow you.Write for yourself and remember these words to say every time you see someone ceased to follow you: drop out ,I don't care..The success is on the way lol

      In solidarity ,James haha

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Shan,

      Hey there love, yesterday was quite a doozy! I will most definitely try to catch up with ya today!!! Hope the sun is shining brightly where you are!!!

      Love ya sis,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Nellieanna,

      Oh my dear friend, what lovely compliments! It’s so nice to see my friends appreciate the silly sentiment behind this puppy, while others are seeking help for me… ha ha!

      ‘Jog along with the horsey’… lol! I getcha, Nellieanna, I do! One of the beauties about this place is having choices and freedom to do as one pleases. It’s those people that read something and like it… follow and then read something else that makes them shudder… forcing them to run as far and fast as they can in the opposite direction, that leaves me feeling… ‘What’d I do?’… lol, but even then… I understand :-( In all fairness, I think the residents of HP have been pretty welcoming of my awkward ways… and I really do appreciate them… as I do you!

      Thank you, dolly!

      Hugs,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Dearest, sweet Colin!

      How does a girl have a bad day after hearing from you? :D You are an artist and superstar in every sense of the word and I take your compliments very much to heart! Did I mention how special of a friend you are as well? :D

      Mona is a babe? Oh, I will have to rush over there immediately! I didn’t get much computer time yesterday and I am very behind… but your way I will go before anywhere else!

      Aw… classy, guess what; I don’t hear that one often ;-) You dear, you certainly are one of them!!!

      Hugs to you and Tiffy and Gabriel… the sun is shining today Colin!!!

      Your Cat

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Faith Reaper, I wouldn't want to stay away from your hubs for too long. I got "all of them" over there! Hopefully, I'll see ya again soon. ;)

      Cat, I'll email you soon.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Cat this is so clever and moves through the lines like a funny song. Your good sense of humor & brilliant writing talents shine through.

      As far as following, keeping up with hubs and all that - a person's gotta do what s/he can. If every hub isn't gotten to, there will be more "following" it, usually - hehe. In my time in HP, there've been faithful followers who seemed to be committed, but they come and go, came and went - surely for good reasons of their own - not to slight me, but to tend to higher priorities in their lives.

      OR - Maybe there's a hole in HP through which they drop through the center of the globe (like that other matching sock!) to end up in some obscure corner of the planet. I just jog along with the horsey & do what I can & prefer to and figure 'they' do the same. I'm not offended if what they always prefer isn't moi! This isn't like marriage, for goodness sake!

      ;-D tee hee!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I would follow you to the other side of the sun my most amazing Cat of Nine Lives and I have seen a lot of people come and go (including some people I would still like to see go, lol lol lol) and you are, believe me , a true hub superstar in every sense of the word and a human magnet of such a rare writing talent and witty charm. You definitely are a world class communicator and somewhat of a creative anomaly too because NO ONE DOES IT QUITE LIKE YOU!!!!!!!

      Did ya get a chance to read my Mona is a babe?

      Well Cat you are a classy lady , you always do things your way, and people here at the Hub adore you like bees on honey - and there are few people who really have style and panache (I am one of them, lol) and you are the other one, lol lol lol lol

      Sending 3 big Canadian hugs your way from lake erie time 10:19am courtesy of C and T and G

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Elias Zanetti,

      Thank you!!! That's what I was going for; in my little world, this was funny... I'm so glad you agreed... lol!

      Thank you and have a terrific day!!!

      Cat

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      Elias Zanetti 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      Such a funny hub and the captions are amazing! Well done!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      drbj,

      Thank you… okay, I’m a little embarrassed now… lol. Hey, with age (Hubage, anyway) comes wisdom, I hope! I’m over the following thing now, I’d like to know how you can lose 3 points from your hubber score in one hour? Lol… perhaps I’ll write a hub about it!

      Thanks for laughing and not running scared!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Faythef,

      Thank you! I’m so glad you found this funny, that was my intent… not just to concern people of my sanity :D We all must wonder at some point or another… I would think? Thanks so much!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      CrisSp,

      I spent all day yesterday trying to get a life, to no avail! Ha ha! Thank you… you made me laugh! You… you’re like a peaceful butterfly that flutters; me… I’m like a trembling Chihuahua… lol. Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

      Cat

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Following? Unfollowing? Caring if they do? Caring if they don't? 'Tis a puzzlement, Cat. So just hang in there, m'dear, and do whatever feels right. You got an A on this one - poetry, photos and videos.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      That was funny , and really fun to read , had to LOL as I am sure every hubber has felt/wondered at one time or another...a vote up and a share...

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lol Cat! Looks like you're taking the "follow-unfollow" seriously girl! I'd say, get a life! Alright, kidding aside...love your wit. This is so entertaining! Thanks for the chuckle and keep smiling!

      Love from the sky~

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Hi Brother!

      Hey, first I have to say... I so would have called you last night, but my phone was dead and charging... so, I apologize. Well, if you've read some of my comments, you can see I'm less concerned that people unfollow as I am concerned why. You know, probably better than anyone... I can be like sandpaper on a bum... lol? I don't even know what that means.

      Ah... Uncle Cracker... takes ya back huh?

      Thanks for the vote and the visit... how's that next hub coming?

      Your sissy,

      Cat

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      Derek 4 years ago from Harper's Ferry

      I haven't dabbled too much in the world of following, unfollowing, etc. but I thought it was an interesting hub (actually I rated it as funny). I must say, another great music video (Follow Me by Uncle Cracker is one of my favorites!)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Astra Nomik,

      *Cat hides in corner* ha ha! Hey, I didn't feel the need for the disclaimer, I clearly wrote that I had issues... lol.

      I don't care if someone unfollows me, honestly... I just always worry that I offended someone, which is never my intention. It's hard to not be a repeat offender if you're unsure of who your offending and why, if at all? Oh the things to ponder in life... this should not be one of them, should it?

      Thanks a lot... you certainly helped me laugh at myself!

      Cat

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      To follow or not to follow... that is the question. Or perhaps not. To be unfollowed... I saw the South Park episode about Facebook where one of the characters gets a fit over being unfollowed and rejection... like it was the end of the world.

      It's funny how people are so obsessed by the whole following thing now. And then I read this hub. LOL.

      This is great writing. I loved this.

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      rose-the-planner,

      If I wait until I get married to visit your pages, I'm afraid I'll miss some wonderful hubs! I'm coming... I'll find something that shouldn't cause too many tears :D

      Thanks again,

      Cat

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      You're too funny, (funeral planning, lol)! Don't worry, I am sure you will have a reason to visit me one day soon in my hub world. Take care and have an awesome day! -Rose

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Abby,

      Hey there!!! Ah… the hubber score; yes, that has brought much stress in to my life. I keep telling myself not to worry about it so much, but that only seems to happen when my score is high… after it drops, so does my ego! It is certainly a wacky thing… I’ve I can find enough to rhyme with I’ll do a hubber score hub. You got anything for ARGHHH? Lol

      Thanks Abby… I’ll be over as soon as I’m done with my bout of ADD ;-)

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Faith Reaper,

      Thank you so much, you really are so sweet! I guess you’re right and so long as I haven’t offended anyone then I can live with an unfollow anyway. How sweet that you check up on people in their absence; I’ve done the same a time or two and I really have met some excellent people here. I don’t imagine you must lose people anyway… unless they simply delete their whole account. Thank you for the words of comfort, as always!

      Hugs, Cat

      Oh… and I see you have a new hub too; I will be there shortly :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Anna, you said wine, not guzzling beers… lol and pffft to stereotypes anyway!

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks once again for the laughs, Cat. I don't really pay attention to who is following or not following me. But, I do get a bit agitated when I see my Hub Score compared to others who have many less followers and no comments on their hubs. It just doesn't make any sense. Maybe that's should be a future poem? LOL.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      ha ha ha shanmarie, I wouldn't unfollow you, but if you want to get them all over here, that will be great!!! :)

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dearest Cat, I really would not worry about the "why's" unless the person has been a good friend who faithfully has been following you, then maybe send a private email to ask if offended by something, possibly. I cannot imagine you offending anyone though. Now, on the other hand, when I haven't heard from some of my best friends here on HP (as I have gotten very close with many), then I will email them to check on them to see if they are okay, but even in that instance, I do not go and check whether they are following me or not. Maybe back in my mind, I really do not want to know : )

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Just to clarify I don't drink wine that often - sterotypical national images are not to be believed :)

      To many more Days :)

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Oh Anna; you wish! I'm not unfollowing you now! Ha ha

      In my opinion, anyone who can write something beautiful is artsy and so I insist and stand by my words; your artsy!

      Not to mention; a biker chick who listens to rock, drinks wine with her girls and laughs? How's that not artsy? ... sounds like a jolly good time to me!

      ...and I'm with you on that one! I care about who you are, not what and I wish everyone lived by that philosophy, but c'est la vie!

      I'm looking forward to many more days!

      Rock on girlfriend!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      It’s my dear Faith Reaper!

      Oh… I’m so happy you came. I remember telling you how terrified I was to come your way as you are just such a wonderful person I feared scaring you off, but how you have embraced me and all the goof that comes with it, you are simply terrific and what a wonderful heart you truly have!

      I am a very emotional person, I cry hard and laugh harder… laughing feels so much better and so, I embrace it, while crossing my fingers and squinting my eyes :D

      Well if being a hoot is a compliment, then you’re an elegant hoot! :D

      You almost described perfectly how I view following. I must admit, I was eager to follow anyone when I first arrived here and I thought that was kind of ‘how it’s done’. I do try to be a little more responsible in my following now and I follow all sorts of people. As you said, it’s nice when you can justify following someone, particularly if they’ve actually read at least a hub of mine and obviously commented so I know they’ve been there. I would never blame anyone for unfollowing me, nor would I be mad… but I do wish I knew why, particularly if I’ve offended them. Even when I was hasty in choosing to follow someone, I just don’t feel right unfollowing; I just won’t go their way if there isn’t really a reason and hopefully a day will come that I will find it suitable to go that way again. I don’t know… maybe it’s just me :D

      Thank you Faith, you’re visits are always so uplifting and leave quite a smile on my face!

      Hugs, Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Shan,

      Oh my goodness, you've got me laughing now... and even Faith Reaper... ha ha ha!

      I wouldn't worry about those boobs... I'd worry more about that spinach! lol

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Well, Faith Reaper, guess I better get my booty and my boobs over to one of your hubs before you unfollow me! hahaha

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Far be it from me to burst the bubble which makes me sound more interesting but......... one thing I am not is intimidatingly artsy!

      I love rock music not classical.

      I don't read the classics as I love paranormal/fantasy fiction; I loved the Black Dagger Brotherhood books.

      My beloved is a biker and I love meeting the girls for wine, a good laugh and setting the world to rights.

      I only care what's inside a person and I can't be bothered with bitching or people who think they are better than anyone else.

      Feel free to unfollow now the truth is out there...........

      Anna :)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      ha ha ha So very clever dearest Cat!

      And those images are just perfect!

      ha ha ha, now I am laughing at shanmarie's last comment : )

      Here in the south we say "You are a hoot or you are a mess" which is a compliment, meaning a good, fun and delightful person who can bring on the laughter.

      Decisions, decisions . . .

      To be honest, I really do not keep a tab on my followers number, whether it goes up or down. However, as for me, when I first joined HP about 14 months ago, anyone who followed me, I just automatically followed back, as I was so thrilled that anyone would even consider following me : )

      But then when I went to read some of their hubs, sometimes they wrote on material I just do not read, so lesson learned.

      Now, of course, I am still thrilled and amazed that anyone would follow me, but I do not follow them back right away until I have had time to read their hubs of course. Plus for all of those who follow me, but do not comment on any of my hubs, then I do not follow back, as I wonder why are they following me if they are not going to comment, especially let's just say they have taken the time to read my hubs, then why not leave a comment, good or bad, whatever the case may be?

      If they actually read and leave a comment, then I will check them out and read and follow back, if I like reading their hubs.

      You have been blessed with such great wit, as is evident!

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Sister, we won't talk about boobs and being envious of others. Hahaha. I can't say the kids too mine, I can say gravity and kids played a part in making them less attractive, though. Haha...now, that you've just encouraged me to divulge too much information about myself to the word, I shall go. :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      shan... you might, my kids took mine from me :D lol Trust me, there are certainly some men that I'm envious of... ha ha.

      Yes, I try to play it as safe as I can... the moderators don't seem to be too afraid of me, it's those hubbers that run scared. lol

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Eric,

      Hello there dear friend! Hey, just because I did this one, doesn't mean you can't still do yours, in fact, I'd love to read it :D

      Thank you!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      writinglover,

      Ah... it won't take that long :D

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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Girl, why do you need to justify saying boob? Women have them. It's a fact of life. Some men have them, too. hahaha There are far worse body parts you could mention. . .well, HP deems them worse anyway. I'd venture to say more, but then I might get your hub banned from those penny-making ads that keep that gas tank of yours never filled!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well Cat I was contemplating a similar hub, I sure am glad you beat me to it. This was very fun and well done.

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Only 363! LOL!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      writinglover,

      I figured you would :D ... and hey, only 363 more Happy Unbirthday's until the Happy one comes back around :D

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Lurana,

      So… you’re not scared? lol

      I feel the same way, when I follow someone; I really want to read their hubs and the more hubbers, the more hubs. I can certainly sympathize with you. Yes, it does get overwhelming… I feel like I need a disclaimer or something… lol.

      Ooh… I’ve done that too, thought I was following someone already when I wasn’t. One time… I had this hubber suggest in their comment section that he would be pleased if I followed him (I thought to myself ‘I thought I already was’)… so I commented on that hub and went to follow him, but as soon as I violently hit the follow button… it said ‘Follow’. I was thinking ‘huh?’. So, I hit it again… it said ‘unfollow’… I thought; ‘what the heck am I doing’. I did that for a few minutes before I realized that I WAS already following him (apparently he hadn’t noticed) lol

      That is all for now… :D

      Thanks Lurana, you’re so cute!

      Cat

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      @Cat: Yeah, I feel ya! Thanks for the very, very unbirthday! LOL!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      sallybea,

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you said a sense of humor goes a long way, because I’ve been running on this road for as long as I can remember… and I’m not sure I know how to get off :D

      Thanks a lot!

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      ocfireflies,

      Kim, you look different? I like the new picture, though the previous one was pretty as any picture :D

      Thank you so much; I really appreciate that coming from you! I’m glad you enjoy my sense of humor, rather than cringe from it… ha ha!

      Best Always,

      Cat

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Billy,

      Say it isn’t so?!? Did you not read the memes? I will be found, rocking in a corner, with a bowl of chocolate peanut butter ice cream later, crying… why, why billybuc?

      Thanks Billy… I’ll be over soon as I can :D

      Cat