What is the best way to form friendships on HP?
Maybe it's best to follow only a few people and then keep reading their hubs. Would that work?
I think friendships form on HP for the same reasons they do anyplace else online or, for that matter, in person. When I like someone's writing (both the style and the substance), I tend to read more of that person's hubs. When there are a lot that interest me, I'm more likely to follow that Hubber. This is because I like the way that person thinks and writes.
Also, reading comments made by Hubbers (not only about my hubs, but about those written by others) shows me how that person reacts to topics, whether or not he or she has a sense of humor or gets easily rattled by a controversial subject. I can generally learn a lot about that person's personality and character from reading comments. It's similar to having conversations with a person who is physically sitting or standing near to you at the time. People give away a lot about themselves when they talk or write informally. (There may be many Hubbers who avoid me for that very reason!)
I don't follow a huge number of Hubbers--only those whose writing interests me and influences me to want to read more of their work. However, I don't think "following" need be limited to "a few" people....If you can (and want to) read everything written by fifty hubbers (and have time to do so), that's the right number for you to follow.....It's a personal choice, like so many others in life. If friendships form during this process, that's icing on the cake!
by carol stanley 14 months ago
Do you continue to read hubs of those you follow if they don't comment on your hubs?When you have limited time do you just comment on those who regularly comment on your hubs?
by Karen A Szklany 6 years ago
Hi All, So, this might not seem in the spirit of hub pages comeraderie, but I am a little uncomfortable with having a particular member follow me. The name is ZAGOOTO, and he has no profile information, no hubs, but 11 followers. Who on earth is this person? Why is he "following" people...
by rutley 5 years ago
You have not seen any activity from someone on HP, do you wonder what happened to them?I do. Did anyone wonder where I've been lately?
by aslanlight 5 years ago
Do you follow hubbers without reading their writing first?If so how do you decide to follow them? On what criteria do you base their worthiness to be followed by you?There could be obvious answers but each individual can answer for themself.
by Peter Owen 7 years ago
Not complaining but I don't understand hub. In an attempt to get involved, I started following a lot of Hubbers. Many of them followed me back and I am seeing a dramatic increase in viewing traffic for my hubs. I guess Hub didn't like this since they took my score from 89 to currently 78 and...
by Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago
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