Is it narcissistic to follow yourself?

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  1. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Accidentally or as a quirk of purpose, hubpages has afforded us the ability to follow ourselves.  Whether we choose to follow ourselves or not is not really the question here.  The question is more about the motivation behind the action.  Do we follow ourselves out of narcissism, fun, or just because we may be lost?

    1. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'd follow myself if I were interesting and wrote good...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Same here. lol

        1. davenmidtown profile image88
          davenmidtownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't follow myself... have you seen my from behind!  ahahhahaha

          1. Xenonlit profile image60
            Xenonlitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Sknorxx!

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Maybe neither. Some people may do this for practical reasons, namely to receive the same notifications their followers will receive. If a notification is not being sent, the Hubber will learn about it sooner.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You continue to amaze me. HP really does need to put you on the payroll. They could do it on a part-time, consultancy basis and not have to mess around with the taxes or paperwork. Just a thought.

  3. stclairjack profile image84
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    i had no idea,.... i have to follow myself now! ha!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And now I have to go follow myself, but that's OK. I'm used to running around in circles. big_smile

    [edit: Done!]

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Interesting. According to my profile, I am following myself twice. Am I awesome or what!?! Do others see two entries as well? I'm curious.

  6. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    paradigmsearch... maybe it is more algebraic ... and two negatives make a positive????

  7. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    or two positives are still positive.... hmmm

  8. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    We could even nuance this some more.

    How many entries to my followers see?

    How many entries do my non-followers see?

  9. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    a ratio approach to stardom?  perhaps an audit of the top hubbers is in order... ... hmmm what if you had so many multiple accounts that you could impact the results of your hubs all by yourself... or even your ad revenue... hmmmm would people really do that?  how would we know???

  10. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    paradigmsearch .... 326 followers... that is what I see...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do you see this statement once or twice on my profile page:

      "paradigmsearch is now following you"

      ?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm really curious. Who sees one entry and who sees two?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Due to my blatherings, the entries are now on the second page.

  11. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    although on your profile it lists 326 followers... on the information under you name it only lists 324 followers.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!!! I hadn't noticed that!

      Tis curious...

      The next experiment is what happens when I un-follow myself. lol

  12. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    To un-follow oneself over a minor domestic dispute, I'd call that egocentric.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Talk about timing! Your response is above my reply. lol

    2. Paraglider profile image94
      Paragliderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Funny big_smile

  13. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    you become a denser version of yourself since you are no longer spread so thin???

  14. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    one entry of you following yourself???

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You see one. I see two. That makes sense. I'm seeing what others see and it is then being reported back to me as to what others see.

  15. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    I went through all 17 pages of your followers and only saw that you were following yourself once... so I think you are actually following yourself 3 times and it only appears on your physical list of followers once... which would make the difference 324 (includeing 1 following of yourself) - 326 total followers = 2 so.... 1+ 2 =3.... you have followed yourself so many times that you lost track of who is leading!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have no choice but to agree. I hope I don't initiate a recursion syndrome, crashing the HP servers in the process. Maybe I should give ehow(sucks) my regards...

  16. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    I don't think the blame can be laid solely at your feet... many people follow themselves.. which is why I wrote this forum...  Besides you can always blame your better half and plead for mercy based on the good parts of you...

  17. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    great... implement me in this by following me... lol... Hahahahahahahah

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are doomed!lol

  18. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    what is interesting... that my profile says I have 226 followers but the info under my name and hubs says only 225... and I am not following myself.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, that second one takes awhile to catch up. All is ok.

      I will unfollow myself in another few minutes. It will be interesting to see what happens, re: my profile score and everything else. big_smile

  19. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    make you unfollow one of the followers of yourself and not you the leader...

  20. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Here we go. Follower count is 326 before un-follow. Profile is 95.

  21. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    and 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ACTION:...

  22. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Unfollowed.

    Count dropped by one, not two. Turns out I got another real follower while we were having this adventure. So followers 325, and the one that catches up later is still at 324. All is well. big_smile

  23. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Forum still at 326.

    [edit: Which is also normal. I've seen that delay before.]

  24. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Four- Outside interference in technical research.  Penalty... declined!

  25. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    I don't know what all that means... but I heard it once on a TV as I was walking by.

  26. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    oh... and there is the culprit... its Daniella.... we forgive her

  27. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And both of these disappeared, not just one or none.

    "paradigmsearch is now following you"

  28. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    still no change

    1. davenmidtown profile image88
      davenmidtownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well.. the two sources that indicate the number of followers you have are identical and your hub-score has increased by one digit.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

  29. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    Calm down they have not added up your delay of game penalty yet

  30. davenmidtown profile image88
    davenmidtownposted 6 years ago

    lol

 
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