ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where's my Audience?

Updated on July 9, 2011

Where’s my Audience?

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

I cannot believe just how little I’m read,

considering what my willing readers have said.

Their comments and accolades give me great hope,

that my words will endure and my future has scope.

I write with a passion about subjects I know,

and aspire to the greatness of a Thomas or Poe.

My work is consistent and a quality worth,

a great more readership than HubPages has birthed.

I’ve played with one hundred some three times in months,

and tweaked my tags to get four hundred in lumps.

But stats of consistency elude my words,

and don’t know how to deal with it, my logic absurd.

Is there a trick to link with an audience in droves,

as I know that my writing once read will evoke.

A response of connection I have made with so many,

to increase my statistics and responses to any.

It’s not that I’m arrogant or need pats on the head,

I just want an audience before I am dead.

I’m sitting here working my butt off to be,

discovered and published with success I can see.

So tell me, am I selfish or has my ego taken flight,

to wish that my words were more read and in sight.

As insecure as writers and artist can be,

I’m relatively stable, just want answers, if you please.

Any clues?


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks WB, Hattie is right. The idea of the site is to interact and share with other hubbers, not just write. We all have to be patient and keep working away.

    • W. B. Isley profile image

      W. B. Isley 

      7 years ago from Monett, MO

      The whole time for interaction thing is a challenge, isn't it? I have to ration my time for hubtivity too. I also think Hattie might have a point. Only certain people need the message at any one time. My readership is growing ever so slowly and this is something my ego can't stand. It wants it all now. I have to be more patient. I suppose it goes back to that whole, "time wounds all heals" thing...Oh wait...That's not it. Anyway, never mind. Have a nice night. ;)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Jami. I think you're right. My problem is time, but I guess the whole concept is based on interaction and therefore scores a reflection of that.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for your help Christin. I shall push on.

    • profile image

      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      I notice i get more responses and a higher score when i inter act with other writers , i read their work and they read mine and vice versa ... if they dont read mine then i no longer read theirs , tit for tat if you will ,and i have noticed thats how alot of people are on here . try it , it might work for you

    • ChristinS profile image

      Christin Sander 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      I'm new around here, but I have a personal blog as well. I write unique content for each, but promote my hubs on my blogs and in two weeks it has increased my overall traffic to each place. It also helps because the back links give your posts/hubs more "importance" in the eyes of search engines which can bring in more people. A couple of my hubs have already been found on Google because they have been cross promoted and liked on Facebook etc.

      I really enjoy your writing by the way and have read several of your hubs :)

      I have read that it can take 6 months or better to really get a following and strong numbers here. Perhaps if you had a website portfolio that highlighted all of your work it would help a bit?

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Flora. I understand the concept but in application it seems a bit wierd. Just part of the game I guess.

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      7 years ago

      Apparently individual hub scores and your overall score are not that much interrelated. The hubber score has something to do with your participation overall. The hubs and their own scoring are a little more obscure.

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      7 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Yeah I have the same thing happening on my end. I've never understood myself. I just went down 2 in one hour. :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Hattie. This is a tad tongue in cheek, but sometimes I don't get how stats are arrived at. It seems when I'm getting more hits and responses my score goes down, and then when things are slow my scores go up. Certainly not the reason I write; I just don't get it. Thanks for commenting.

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      7 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      hmm, lol well I've had those thoughts, but than I understand for myself it is not about being popular, or getting attention but writing a message, and feel that god will always carry the message if true to those who need to hear it the most. So maybe only a few need to know, maybe a thousand or more, but he is the only one that knows! :)


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)