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How important are your followers or the people following you?

  1. Frank Atanacio profile image82
    Frank Atanacioposted 6 years ago

    How important are your followers or the people following you?

    I ask this question because I notice people following me that never read me they just follow so they can be followed. I only follow the people I read and when I no longer read them I do not follow. Am I really missing something here?

  2. hoteltravel profile image70
    hoteltravelposted 6 years ago

    Being new to hubpages, I have few followers and I follow a few. Because of this, I can manage to read all the latest hubs of hubbers I follow daily and comment. I think hubbers following hundreds of hubbers have to pick and choose what they read. What you say may be correct, as many things here depend on the hubber score.

  3. Highvoltagewriter profile image82
    Highvoltagewriterposted 6 years ago

    It all depends on what you are wanting to accomplish here at HP. Some people view getting followers as a popularity contest. I stirive to create a large following to help suport my book that I am writing and help to get it published.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    It's very tough to differentiate between a legitimate follower (someone who read and likes your stuff) and a spam follower (someone who follows just to gain follows back). Sometimes there are indicators, like if they ask you to follow them in their fan mail, and sometimes there aren't. While I always enjoy seeing my number of followers go up, I don't really get any satisfaction out of it unless the person leaves fan mail that suggests they actually read my stuff. This can be them saying that they liked article x, or them saying that they enjoy my writing. Those are probably the followers I cherish most.

  5. ib radmasters profile image62
    ib radmastersposted 6 years ago

    I appreciate those people that give my hubs intelligent feedback. That is the essence of what is important to me.

    It may not directly answer the question that you posed here.
    Your ultimate question is the importance of having many followers like people strive for on FB. That makes it a popularity test, not a measure of quality writing. in my opinion.

  6. Frank Atanacio profile image82
    Frank Atanacioposted 6 years ago

    so far.. the answers I have received is useful.. you guys rock!!!

  7. savanahl profile image71
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    I've wondered this myself. I'll often get fan mail from someone saying that they like my writing but they've never bothered to ever leave me any feedback, which leads me to believe that they've never read any of my work. I follow a lot of people but it's because I really like their writing. I don't always get around to commenting on every hub because I'll take some time off to concentrate on my own writing but then I'll return to see what I've missed. I guess everyone's different but I'd prefer a smaller more intimate following. smile

  8. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years ago

    I like how each of the authors have responded to this question and even though I am new here, I am finding your opinions to be quite valid.

    I have read that following everyone is a good way to bring the overall Hubber score down.

    I personally will not follow anyone until I have a good feel for them and this may require me to read a half-dozen of their Hubs. I also never "follow" without telling them why I did so. Feedback is very important to me because it helps me guage where "things" are at and I'm sure they feel the same way.

    In a way it is flattering when someone follows you, but if they do not tell you why it seems a little superficial. At least that's the way I feel about it. Why follow me if you don't have a good reason for doing so? And, if you do have a reason for doing so, please tell the world and me about it.

    In my mind the quality of "followers" is more imortant than the quantity.

  9. hillymillydee profile image61
    hillymillydeeposted 6 years ago

    There are two kinds of followers here in hubpages; the one who wants to follow someone to be followed in return and the real follower who follows you because they are interested of your topics and want to be updated of your hubs.

    But we don't count on followers to always read our new published hubs. Of course they have the right to choose which of your hubs they like to read. As we write varieties of topics, they will only choose to read what match their interest.

    Actually we are not writing hubs for our followers but we are writing hubs for the global audience.  We would rather like traffic from the search engines to come and read our hubs so we can earn revenue from them.

    The importance of followers is for us to be inspired and encouraged if they will give us positive comments and feed backs. These feed backs can helps us rank both in hubpages and in Googles. But as I said, there being a follower doesn't mean they must read our hubs.

    We are thankful they follow us and we appreciate them.