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How To Keep Your Hub Page Followers

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Your Followers Deserve The Best Of You

Our Hub Page followers are the beating heart of our community. It's a bit of a let-down when we lose one of our followers. So how do we keep these loyal fans? What exactly do we owe our Hubpage followers? We owe them the best we have as a writer. We owe them as much time and research as it takes to do the job well. This includes re-reading our hubs and doing some editing, if needed, before hitting that publish button.

Realizing that time is a premium and we may not be able to do all of the following, you may select just one or even two on the list provided below:

  • Leave a comment on hubs after you read them. This is both professional as well as personal and helps build a relationship.
  • Return the kindness as often as you can by visiting the hubs of those who comment. Again, this can be time-consuming if you have a large list of comments. Do it anyhow.
  • Send fan mail once in a while (not to the same person.)
  • Share others hubs.
  • Send an email of appreciation. This is especially important if you have something personal to say.
  • Send an "I miss you" email to those who don't come around anymore.
  • Remember a birthday.
  • Use Facebook and Twitter to further share hubs and keep in contact with followers.
  • Develop and nourish relationships.

Be kind to your followers. If you have a suggestion on how they might improve their hub, send them an email.

Why Followers Are Important

I truly appreciate each and every individual that follows me. Some have been with me for six years. Others have became friends and loyal followers leaving words of wisdom for me in the comment section.

My followers have gifted me in the following ways:

  • I receive helpful feedback.
  • My confidence is increased through positive messages.
  • The support I receive is fulfilling.
  • Friendships are established.
  • Quite often a follower will share my hubs with others.
  • I love knowledge. I'm constantly learning something new as I visit a hubber's article.
  • My skills as a writer improve through reading hubs.
  • The personal care I receive from others is rewarding and uplifting.

I have to say that I have grown as a writer and a person through the example of my fellow writers.


Allow your personality to shine through for a deeper connection with your reader.

Allow your personality to shine through for a deeper connection with your reader.

Writing for Hub Pages is Therapeutic

Supporting your followers is a win-win situation. You give, and you get, in return. And you get even more than you give. The benefits are sometimes life-changing.

When I first began writing for hub pages I had just lost one of my two beautiful sons to cancer. It was through my first poem that I found a following of compassionate people right here on hub pages.

As I read through the comment section of my hub, I found a new strength within me, leading me in a new direction - taking me on a new, fulfilling and peaceful path. I thank God for those supportive and caring writers.

Writing has been proven to be highly therapeutic for me and it can be for you as well. When I need a diversion I start a new hub or do some editing on older, neglected hubs.:

Writing therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the act of writing and processing the written word as therapy. Writing therapy posts that writing one's feelings gradually eases pain and strengthens the immune system.

Killer Tips For The Writer

Use The Comment Section Provided on Hubs To Keep Your Followers

When you leave a comment you are validating the worth of not only what is written, but the worth of the writer himself. How powerful!

Make your comments count. Why do you like the hub? If you learned something new from the writer take time to share this in your comments. Maybe you were inspired. What about the hub inspired you?

If certain emotions or memories came up for you, share those too. Don't hold back. Your comments reflect who you are. If you're caring - it will show. If you're in a big hurry - that too will show...http://vocalcoach.hubpages.com/_1ictfyqvgguwn/hub/How-Do-You-Feel-If-Your-Comments-Are-Not-Replied-To

What Do We Owe Our Followers?

Putting ourselves in the mind of our readers when creating content can help us to publish better articles. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before publishing:

  • How can my hub topic reach a wider audience?
  • Is my content clear and concise?
  • In what way can each reader profit from my hub?
  • How is my content unique in it's own sense?
  • Is my hub entertaining or "just the facts, mam"?
  • Have I planted a laugh somewhere in my hub (if appropriate?)
  • Why does one hub get more traffic than others?
  • Are my paragraphs short for easy reading?
  • Have I used words that the reader will understand?
  • Did I remember to summarize?
  • Why would anyone read my article?

If a person is going to take valuable time to read a hub, we have a responsibility to make it original, entertaining and useful.

So, what do we owe our followers?

Our best. . .our very best.

© 2011 Audrey Hunt

Comments

Robert Sacchi on January 13, 2018:

Thank you. This article has some good tips. Should lack of comments be viewed as negative feedback or par for the course? Have the opinions you've expressed in this article changed since you wrote the article?

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on May 10, 2014:

seanpollardz - I couldn't be happier than to learn that you have found some helpful tips here. We all could use a quick reminder of how to keep our hubpage followers. :) Thank you so much. I look forward to reading your hubs. - vocalcoach

Sean Pollard from CA 95203 on March 19, 2014:

I was searching on tips for hub page followers and this how I came here. I am glad that my time was worth by reading your hub. Your hub gave me few useful insights. Thumbs UP !

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 25, 2012:

Hahahaha! Thank you Mark!!!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 28, 2011:

Oh, my - thank you mathair! I am so honored to have you follow me. Looking forward to treating myself to your hubs. Stay close by, my new friend. :) vocalcoach

mathair from Ireland on April 26, 2011:

Very moving and inspiring Hub. Let me add my name to your followers as you jump closer and closer to 600!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 14, 2011:

James - Oh, thank you, my dear friend. You are a "light" in my world. Your remarkable hubs are all bookmarked. I refer to them often for inspiration, knowledge and to read the vast comments provided by our hub-family. :) vocalcoach

James A Watkins from Chicago on April 14, 2011:

Congratulations! You are a sweet soul. I really like this Hub too. Well done. You made many excellent points about writing on Hub Pages.

saddlerider1 on April 09, 2011:

Congratulations are definitely in order. You have reached that 500 Milestone not only by being followed by loyal hubbers. You have accomplished this feat by writing quality and interesting hubs, thus the following. You also leave very appreciative comments.

Combine all this with your electric personality and voila....500 plus and more to be added. You deserve the following....hugs

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 09, 2011:

prasetio - I give my thanks to you, my dear friend for your encouragement and support. You are always my hero.

Reading your remarkable hubs are always an inspiration to me and a motivation to do better. Love to you, prasetio.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 09, 2011:

Congratulations, my friend. You are on the way to get success. This is a great achievement for you. Keep on hubbing and always update your hub. I can't wait to see what is next! My pray always for you. God bless you. Cheers...

Love and peace,

Kathy from California on April 08, 2011:

Congratulations vocalcoach - wow that is impressive but not at all surprising! Your comments are always so genuinely supportive and positive - you just have one of those magnetic auras that everyone wants to be around!

Well deserved!

Mishael Austin Witty from Kentucky, USA on April 08, 2011:

I think I'm follower 560. Not as impressive as 500, but not a bad number.

You're absolutely right. The community here at HubPages is what makes this site so much better than any other writing site.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 07, 2011:

Green Lotus - Never forget that without you, I may not have come this far. I will be forever grateful to you for being the first to respond to my very first hub as well as always encouraging me. I am trying so hard to fulfill the 30 day challenge...I run out of energy and just want to crawl into bed. :) VC

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 07, 2011:

Fay - Thank you for putting a big smile on my old face!

Fay Paxton on April 07, 2011:

You deserve it. Congratulations!!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 07, 2011:

emily - You are very kind to acknowledge this milestone and to contribute to it by being such a consistent follower. I appreciate it. :)vocalcoach

neeleshkulkarni from new delhi on April 06, 2011:

VC will you please sign the pack of cards i use when we all play for you.

otherwise who will believe me when i say i know you.

way to go girl keep it up.

when it hits 5000 i am going to be up there on the lines telling the other 4500 "guys i was part of the first 500!!!!"

emilybee on April 06, 2011:

Way to go! Congrats on having 500 followers and keep writing great hubs.

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Hillary from Atlanta, GA on April 06, 2011:

Congratulations ....I see you are now at 555! Good luck too with the 30 Day Challenge and have fun!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 06, 2011:

gajanis786 - well, gee whiz - Thank you! I am honored to have you as my latest follower. You are a new gift and one that I will carefully unwrap as I surprise myself with your hubs. :) vocalcoach

Peg Cole from North Dallas, Texas on April 06, 2011:

You truly have reached a huge milestone! Congratulations VocalCoach. That is quite impressive in such a short time. I can certainly understand why with your caring nature.

My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. I had no idea. That is part of the draw here at HubPages, that we can escape our situations if even for a short while and enter a world of words and interact if we choose.

Quite soon you'll reach 1000 followers. I'm glad to have met you here.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 06, 2011:

Tamarajo - We are truly blessed to both be writing for hubpages. And where else would I find someone like you?

Your good qualities and encouraging attitude are exactly what make hubpages work so well. The challenges we work through provide us with opportunities to grow while people like you cheer us on. Thank you, my friend...vocalcoach

gajanis from Pakistan on April 06, 2011:

Congratulations for the milestone, I can see after 500 you are actually going even faster as it is 553 now let me add one more from me as I am becoming your 554th follower.Thanks.

Lori J Latimer from Central Oregon on April 05, 2011:

Whoowie! Way to Go! Congratulations! Voted up, and I am very happy for you! :0)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2011:

KoffeeKlatch Gals - Thank you so much for the congratulations. You're right - it is indeed a wonderful feeling. New goal - 1000! :)vocalcoach

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on April 05, 2011:

Congratulations on reaching the 500 followers mark. It's a wonderful feeling.

b. Malin on April 05, 2011:

Wow Congratulations Vocalcoach, No one deserves it more. You have a wonderful Heart, which is where your writing comes from. You are such a positive soul and so it shows...I'm so glad to call you my Hub Friend.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2011:

Fossillady - Yes, I have noticed that you and share a wonder addiction. . . hubpages. :) I appreciate your congratulations and thank you for being part of this achievement. :)vocalcoach

amillar from Scotland, UK on April 05, 2011:

There's no doubt this writing lark is addictive.

Well done for your achievement - and for your positive approach to life.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on April 05, 2011:

Congratulations...I enjoy your hubs, and am not surprised you have gained so many hubbers.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2011:

mquee - The smartest move I ever made was to join hubpages. Where else, on this great planet, would I have run into someone like you? Thanks. :) vocalcoach

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on April 05, 2011:

From one addicted hubber to another...Congratulations!!! Loved the article that accompanied your milestone, well written, with great advise and you follow it to a T. You are always inspirational VC.. :o)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2011:

Kim - I will always remember your thoughtful email to me alerting me of my mistake. Not everyone would have taken time to go to the trouble. Thank you for caring about me on such a high and personal level. You help me succeed. I am most grateful - :)vocalcoach

mquee from Columbia, SC on April 05, 2011:

Awesome hub! Congratulations on achieving the "500 Followers," number. This well written and thought provoking hub helps explain your achievement. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on April 05, 2011:

vocalcoach~~ I am proud to be one of your newest followers and I congratulate you for this achievement.

I am also touched at how the supportiveness of this group/ and the catharsis of writing has helped you in the loss of your son... it is truly beautiful how people can reach out and help/ sometimes not even realizing it... so wonderful of you to acknowledge this.

Take good care & I look forward to reading much more from you... Voted UP & AWESOME!

Jamie Brock from Texas on April 05, 2011:

500 followers, That's awesome! Congratulations :0)

Tamarajo on April 05, 2011:

I understand the excitement and also the disinterest from your son and your sister. I get the same response from my family as well when sharing my hubbing accomplishments.

I did not know that you lost a son. I am so sorry to hear that.

I enjoyed reading about all the benefits of writing. I did not know it boosted the immune system. I do agree that it improves and refines our writing skills.

I also have enjoyed the hub pages community aspect of this activity. I have received so much encouragement that has inspired me and I have been equally inspired and educated by fellow hubbers.

Blessed you are. Congrats on your 500th follow : )

Kim Harris on April 05, 2011:

Congrats VC - on the recognition and your hard work:)

Eiddwen from Wales on April 05, 2011:

Congratulations to a beautiful person and writer.

I am so pleased for you and hope to follow you for a long time to come.

Take care

Eiddwen.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on April 04, 2011:

I salute you for your accomplishments to date, Audrey. Now go forth and write more endearing hubs like this one.

Barbara Badder from USA on April 04, 2011:

Wow! You accomplished this in a short amount of time. Congratulations!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 04, 2011:

Your enthusiastic attitude and warm demeanor blast through the screen. Well done on the 500 mark. You worked for it and earned the recognition.

Cristina Santander from Manila on April 04, 2011:

Congratulations vocalcoach for achieving a great milestone as a hubber. Surely your followers will continue to increase. Blessings to you always. Best regards.

rkhyclak from Ohio on April 04, 2011:

Congrats! I have 199-it was 200 yesterday, but apparently someone jumped ship! Someday...someday it'll say 200 again lol Keep up the great work-it's easy to see why you have 551!

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on April 04, 2011:

Hi Coach and congratulations!

Twilight Lawns from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K. on April 04, 2011:

I know what you mean about the kinship and making friends. I am basically a very introverted and selfish person who isn't really worried about others... I wouldn't deliberately hurt anybody, but that is about as far as it goes. But since being on HP I suddenly find that I have real friends who care if I'm low or not well, who encourage me and enthuse me; who are just there when needed. And for some reason that is a very new emotion for me, I care what they are doing; I worry if they aren't on HP for more than a few days; I am concerned when I discover that something in their private lives are not as they should be. And I am elated when all seems well for them.

ahorseback on April 04, 2011:

Congratulations , But then why shouldn't such great hubs AND such a great person not have soo many followers!

lisa42 from Sacramento on April 04, 2011:

Congrats on 500 followers!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 04, 2011:

breakfastpop - Thank you my friend. Couldn't have done it without you! :) vocalcoach

Mentalist acer from A Voice in your Mind! on April 04, 2011:

Your Hub-Standing is well deserved vocalcoach,and honered to be one of your followers.;)

richtwf on April 04, 2011:

Well done on achieving your 500 Milestone!

God bless.

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on April 04, 2011:

Congratulations Coach!

Hmrjmr1 from Georgia, USA on April 04, 2011:

Congrats VC great job you are one of the best here at the hubs!

acaetnna from Guildford on April 04, 2011:

Well many congratulations Vocalcoach and whilst you've been writing this brilliant hub you've gained another 49 followers! Keep up the great work - I love popping to your hubs to find your latest master piece.

breakfastpop on April 04, 2011:

Congratulations. What a fabulous accomplishment!!!!!

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