How do you choose who you will follow?
I know following others leads to more follows, but how many people actually pay attention before they click? I look at profiles and maybe a hub or two to see if I actually like the writer. I see a lot of profiles that are nothing but links..I don't follow them as their profiles seem too self promotional. Which people do you follow?
I also read profiles and look at their hubs first. I tend to avoid those who have nothing by real estate hubs, sales oriented hubs, and most of the over-saturated financial and fitness sector. I just prefer that what I read have more heart. I don't mind if they have posted their other site links, as I have the link to one of my other blogs, my fb link, I often hub hop and will follow anyone who's hub has impressed me. And yes, I do make an attempt to read and to comment on a good portion of those that I follow on a regular basis.
If a person or a persons topics interest you then follow them, if they don't interest you then don't follow them, simple as that.
I look at the hubbers' profile and the kind of hubs he/she has written. It the topics interest me,I follow them.
If it looks to me as if the person writes the kind of stuff I like to read, I'll follow that person. I may not be able to read everything the person writes, but it gives me an idea of where to look when I have time to read. I also read the Hubs of people I don't generally follow, so that cuts into time for reading too. Mostly, I look for "general writing", rather than one person who writes about all the same stuff. I never want to read product/sales Hubs at all. I never read SEO-overloaded stuff with a bunch of links. Something else I won't read is stuff that looks like the person struggles with English grammar. Another kind of Hubber is the one who posts as his user picture a photo of a model or actress with the idea that doing that will get more traffic. I like all kinds of different subjects, though; so that leaves a whole lot of people I might like to follow.
Basically, I look for "real writing" (complete with substance, decent grammar, paragraphs, etc.), as opposed to quickie-looking "blurbs" with links that suggest more substantial information can be found there (when, really, there's no substance "there" either).
I look for Hubbers, subjects and writing techniques that grab my interest.
I agree with others. Just don't follow without reading the hubs. Read an article I wrote called How New Hubberscore Ruin Their Hubscore
I am actually very choosy about who I follow. I normally don't look at anyone's articles with an intention to follow or otherwise. But if I see myself reading a couple or 3 of an author's hubs over time then I make a point to follow them.
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by carol stanley 14 months ago
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by collegedad 6 years ago
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by Sherry Hewins 6 years ago
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by Andrew Smith 3 years ago
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