Do you feel it's just plain rude for a hubber not to follow you back?

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  1. pinetreehugger profile image60
    pinetreehuggerposted 13 years ago

    Do you feel it's just plain rude for a hubber not to follow you back?

  2. TinaTango profile image69
    TinaTangoposted 13 years ago

    Nope, I would not take it personally. i believe that if you follow someone then you like the information that the hubber posts or what that hubber likes.

  3. keepitnatural profile image60
    keepitnaturalposted 13 years ago

    Well, not really. It just depends if you followed them purely hoping they would follow you back.
    I follow most people back, as long as they are genuine writers who write interesting hubs on topics I can see they are passionate about. If I see they are just following almost anyone & I can see we have no common interest then I do not follow back.

  4. profile image0
    Edliraposted 13 years ago

    Absolutely not!!! You don't follow to return the favout. You follow when you are genuinly interested in what that hubber writes about, or if you like his personality (as much as you can perceive from their comments in other hubber's work or in the forums).

  5. Everyday life profile image59
    Everyday lifeposted 13 years ago

    I don't feel that it is rude. Some people don't get on here that often. Sometimes they might not know you are following you for weeks, and even months. If I'm following someone it is because I can relate to their hubs. If they don't follow mine that's ok. I know I don't have the best hubs. Some people may not relate to the things I write about. Still wish all my Hub Pages family  the best, and to let them know I'm still here if they want to talk.
    Hope all is well, and be blessed

  6. Mark Upshaw profile image61
    Mark Upshawposted 13 years ago

    You should not follow anyone that you don't want to receive info from.  If you want to read their entries then follow if not don't.  If someone takes it personally that you don't follow them too, then they will have a change of heart one day when they have to sift through too much material everyday to accomplish what they want.

  7. simeonvisser profile image69
    simeonvisserposted 13 years ago

    No, that's just not the way it works. Sometimes you follow the person back for whatever reason but not just because they managed to click your follow button.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 13 years ago

    No, not at all.  Everyone has a different writing style or they write hubs on different subjects that don't appeal to everyone.  For example, I hate cooking, hate everything about it.  I might have a follower who likes my poetry, but they might write hubs on recipes or cooking.  When I find out someone is a follower, I will do the courtesy of going through their hubs to see if their style and subject matter is interesting to me.

  9. LouMacabasco profile image60
    LouMacabascoposted 13 years ago

    No, it's a matter of free will.  If they don't follow you back, that means they don't see your hubs useful or informative, thus, it gives you something to improve at. smile

  10. T.Y._Hudson profile image60
    T.Y._Hudsonposted 13 years ago

    Well first off, if I choose to follow anyone, it's because I like reading the things they write. If I gain a follower, I will look into them, read at least a few of their articles, and check out their hubtivity. Maybe just a day's worth.
    See, when I got my first follower, I was so ecstatic! The first thing I wanted to do, was see who in the world, would want to follow me. As soon as his profile opened up, I saw the hubtivity. He had gone and chose to follow about 40 people in the two hours prior to me.
    "His name", is now following T.Y._Hudson 2 minutes ago.
    He also chose to follow two other people, "2 minutes ago" And 3 people, the minute prior to that.
    It just kept going on and on. One big list of people he was following. Within a day his follower count jumped from 46, to well over 120. I can't say that it hurt me, but I definitely wasn't feeling ecstatic anymore.
    I remember reading someone's hub the day I started, that was directed to gaining a good following and getting a good hubber score. It advised people to interact on forums, answer questions, and leave comments on peoples hubs. It described hubpages as a friendly community, where the members help each other out.
    So when I saw what he was doing, I thought that it was just another one of those tactics people used to help each other out. I refused to follow him back, but it was mainly because I wasn't at all interested in the things he wrote.
    As of writing this answer, I only have 7 followers. I would love to have a lot more, and I know that I could go "fishing" and probably nail a few down. But in being honest to myself, I want people to follow me because they really want to read the things I write, and not because they feel it's a kind gesture towards someone for following them first.  I imagine that most people on here feel the same.
    When it comes to me following one of my fans back, I ask myself, "Would I follow this person on my own, without them being my fan?" If the answer is yes, I will follow them back!

  11. cheapsk8chick profile image47
    cheapsk8chickposted 13 years ago

    no way.  i have people follow me because they want to learn about frugal living.  they may write hubs about the stock market.  i'm not interested in that.  so i follow this gal over here who writes about how to live off-grid.  she doesn't care about frugal living, so she doesn't follow me. 
    we should only follow people whose hubs we are really interested in reading.

  12. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 13 years ago

    I always follow someone who is nice enough to follow me, but I have been behind lately because I have been busy the last few weeks.   No, it is not rude for someone to follow us back.  When I was new I followed most hubbers who were considered the best here in HP so I could learn from them.. but ALL of them never followed me back.. I guess I was just another newbie and it was not worth their while.  I'll be honest that it felt ignored but that's life.  Don't worry, your followers will come.  Concentrate on writing hubs first.  I hope this helps a little.

  13. Rastamermaid profile image64
    Rastamermaidposted 13 years ago

    Not at all I want you to follow me if you feel me,get what I'm saying.
    If I follow you I've read a few of your hubs.
    Sometimes when I get a new follower,I have checked their hubtivity to see how the found me,did they leave a comment,was it good or bad?
    I have noticed where people just follow others back to back,maybe 12-13 new ones in a minute or two.

    Just curious why,they haven't read any content, just following,are they just trying to get more followers?

    Is it that serious?

  14. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    It's not rude, because the general HubPages policy about following is supposed to be that people follow because they're actually interested in reading the kind of stuff another Hubber writes. 

    People are supposed to follow because they're interested - not because they're expecting the person to follow back, and not because they're trying to build up a collection of people they follow fast, or because they're trying to built up a collection of their own followers fast.

    If someone follows me I may see that they write perfectly fine (maybe even wonderful) Hubs, but what they write about may not be the kind of thing I usually read.  I often feel bad not following back, but - really - I don't want to pretend that I'm going to read what they write if it's not the kind of stuff I enjoy reading.  Besides, let's face it:  a lot of people who follow us aren't particularly interested in what we write either.

    A Hubber who already follows a lot of people has to be even pickier when he follows yet someone else.  There's only so much one person can read.

    So, no.  It's not "just, plain, rude".

  15. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 13 years ago

    NO..Sometimes you may be interested in  what a HUBBER writes   so you follow doesnt mean they like what you write so  therefore dont follow you in return...thats how I see it anyway !

  16. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 13 years ago

    No, there is no point in me following a hubber who doesn't write about stuff I'm interested in.
    Some people try to follow/acquire followers in the same way they would befriend and amass friends on facebook, what is the point in having 500+ electronic tags that you don't know.

  17. phiphi profile image60
    phiphiposted 13 years ago

    No i dont take it personal this is there wishes to come and follow me back other wise its ok

  18. F.B. Spannigan profile image59
    F.B. Spanniganposted 13 years ago

    Nah. They might not want to.

  19. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    not in the least. i don't follow back everyone that follows me and not everyone i follow follows me back. it's not a matter of being a follower just because but a follower because.

  20. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 13 years ago

    No i don't think it is rude. I will always read some hubs of people who follow me but if i don't enjoy what i read then i have no reason to follow them back. You shouldn't just follow people for the sake of recieving followers back, i have had people following me who havn't even wrote any hubs yet.

  21. RealHousewife profile image69
    RealHousewifeposted 13 years ago

    No - wouldn't thar be similar to a mercy following?  I don't follow unless the writer is really good (because I can learn from them) or because they are funny and I like their humor.  If their articles are interesting to me - then yes I want to be a follower! If not - it's kinda just like collecting marbles in a jar.

  22. Vicki.Pierce profile image69
    Vicki.Pierceposted 13 years ago

    I really don't think it is rude at least in my case.  My hubs are primarily about parrots and one is either a parrot person or not.  Just because I am interested in what a 'hubber' has to write about, it does not mean that they will be interested in learning about parrots.

  23. philirodje profile image59
    philirodjeposted 13 years ago

    Actually, this happened to me few months ago when i just started here
    someone was following me but i didn't follow back so the next few weeks, she stopped following me. i didn't know much then, now i know  better... i also want to use this medium to apologize to her. but i don't think it has anything to do with being rude.
    some people may not know and some that knows may just not want to follow so lets just be what we are (fellow hubers) we are friends

  24. profile image0
    ssaulposted 13 years ago

    No, I don't think it's rude. I guess people would follow you if they find your hubs interesting to them, if not they may not. I rather follow people that I know that I will read their hubs, if I wouldn't what's the point?!

  25. pelsicco profile image62
    pelsiccoposted 13 years ago

    it   is   not   rude   as   one   would   rather  have   genuine   followers   who   have  real   interest   in   their   writing   otherwise   the   real   purpose   of   having  this   writers   platform   is   must  write   2  inform,entertain   or jus   to  have  this space  where   they cn voice  thier  opinions.

  26. DIYweddingplanner profile image79
    DIYweddingplannerposted 13 years ago

    No, you should follow someone because they seem interesting to you, through their profile and thei quality of the hubs they are writing.  It's not a tit for tat, I'll follow you if you follow me game.  Those are not true followers, just like a person with 100's of "friends" on Facebook can't really count those people as true friends.

  27. Midianite profile image59
    Midianiteposted 12 years ago

    Naaaaa, although it can be kind of a kick in the teeth knowing they didn't like your work enough to follow you back.


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