Motivation for Writers on HubPages

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It takes all types of writers to create the writing milieu we know as HubPages (HP). You signed up because something about HP appealed to you, and you expected a satisfying experience.

The more you write, the better you understand the level of commitment it takes to bring about your happiness and success. It is better to focus on that commitment when other negative circumstances threaten to discourage you.

Commitment may have different meanings for different types of people but no matter how you understand it, it is your individual attitude, your individual effort, your individual compliance and reactions that will determine your results. Here are five commitment questions to consider. They aim to offer motivation for you to hold on to the controls, and push the right buttons to maximize your writing experience.


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(1) How did you decide on your reason for writing?

Whether or not you wrote your reason in your profile, it is important that you know and believe that you have a valid reason for writing. Having a reason is the reason you push ahead. If you know your destination, chances are you will not stop until you get there. Commitment means that when you face challenges like a drop in reader traffic, a notice of poor quality writing, or a writer’s score that does not make sense, you focus on your purpose and continue to pursue it.

How serious are you when you decide to write based on reasons like the following?

  • Been writing since I was three; writing is my special gift.
  • Always scored 100% in Grammar; good writing comes naturally.
  • My messages, or styles (or both) are unique; I feel obligated to share them.
  • God told me to write; that is my life’s purpose.

None of these reasons make provision for quitting if the circumstances are not comfortable. So, re-examine your reason, re-word it if you like, and persevere.


(2) What would it mean to you to have your article featured as Hub of the Day?

Do you prefer an opinion that your article is outstanding, or that you satisfy your readers? Depending on your reason for writing, you have some choices to make.

If your readers are committed to reading what you write, you may want to focus on writing for them; which may not necessarily comply with the stellar quality article of so many words, so many pictures, a table or a poll. The topic you choose may not even lend itself to the stellar hub format. Following your own style is advisable, as long as there are no site violations.

On the other hand, if your preference is the recognition of writing the Hub of the Day, it is advisable to stick to the regulations of the stellar hub. Here are some facts to remember, whether or not your article wins the featured hub accolade:

  • The Hub of the Day is not the only good hub written that day; only one could be chosen.
  • Some non-accolade articles generate more reads than some Hubs of the Day.
  • Congratulating a Hub of the Day is more empowering than criticizing or complaining.
  • There are many happy, successful hubbers who have not written a Hub of the Day in years.

Compete with yourself. Commitment means that you will making the effort to improve with every article you write. The bonus may be a Hub of the Day or some other personal achievement that makes a real difference for you.


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(3) Which of the other accolades have personal significance for you?

Different types of people are attracted to different types of recognition. If certain accolades become significant to you, setting personal goals to obtain them can help keep you motivated and on track. Do you want to see an increase in the number of hubs published? In the number of reads? In the number of followers? Keep writing, while thinking how best to get where you want to go.

Not all writers are interested in the accolades to the same degree. Some have other personal goals which are not immediately reflected by any HP accolades. Here are some examples.

  • Connecting with certain types of writers
  • Giving and receiving emotional support
  • Recording research for future use
  • Presenting expertise on certain areas of study

The impact of these types of articles may have great influence on readers and other writers. By the way, a comment expressing gratitude is one of the most meaningful accolades.


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(4) Compared with other writing sites, how well does HP meet your needs?

Different types of people choose different ways to pursue their writing goals. Writing on line is obviously a wise choice. Some writers prefer HP because they consider HP more professional and writer-friendly; some commend the guidance of the HP team and the selfless support of some HP community members.

Some prefer other sites with less rules, more tolerance and opportunity for faster money. There may be other features you have not even considered, and it is wise to satisfy your curiosity concerning other possibilities that exist. The meaning of commitment is that you explore till you find the best tools to advance your purpose.

  • Have you explored any other site?
  • What site feature is the most important to you?
  • Which of your needs as a writer is being (or not being) fulfilled on HP?
  • Have you figured out how to maximize the support that HP offers?


What is Your Level of Commitment?

Right now, what is your level of commitment to your writing goal?

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(5) How committed are you to your reason for writing?

We conclude with another side of the same question with which we started. You know that you are a writer; and you know why. Your commitment to the why will motivate the how, what, where and when. So with your purpose in mind, consider the following:

  • Does your reason motivate you to persevere as a writer?
  • Does your reason inspire you to learn all you can about succeeding on the writing site you choose?
  • Does your reason prevent you from being frustrated by annoying circumstances?
  • Does your reason conjure up an image of what achievement looks like?

From one committed writer to another, let me remind you of the meaning of commitment: to be determined to achieve what we set out to do; to pursue our goal to completion; to deny any attempt to distract us from our purpose. Looking forward to celebrating with you!

© 2013 Dora Isaac Weithers

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Sound points and advice my friend. I can tell you that I have never won a Hub of the Day and I sleep quite well. LOL Does it make me a bad writer because I have not won it? Of course not, and I can tell you that I pay no attention to scores either. I know what good writing is and I know when I've attained it, and being the best writer I can be is all the motivation I need. :)

blessings always

bill


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks Billybuc. You know that I share your views on this. This article is for my encouragement as well.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Well, MsDora, you certainly have given us much to think upon here with your great wisdom you share so freely, and I appreciate so very much!

Excellent article here to take to heart as to the reason(s) we started to write here. For me, it was not about earning any money, but just to share a message of hope and my true life experiences and how our good Lord helped me through many trials in my lifetime. So, I decided to write in an effort to glorify the Lord. I have been pleasantly surprised by the wonderful community here at HubPages who supports what I write by leaving such wonderful comments on my hubs. The accolade that I remember really smiling a lot to receive was the one way back when I received the one that said that I was popular among readers as measured by their feedback, which to me, is sort of along the lines of a Peoples Choice Award LOL. At least that is how I thought of it.

Your article here is timely for me, as I seem to be getting caught up in trying to comply with all of the changes and my focus as to why I write is getting muddled with all of these changes and being so concerned to have so many polls, maps, quizzes, legal imagery and all the bells and whistles, which has taken away the focus of why I started to write here to begin with, so thank you very much for this reminder!

Voted Up and beyond and sharing!

God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank you, Faith Reaper. The article is also an attempt to help me refocus. There is so much to distract us right now. Glad it helped you too. Always encouraged by your comments.


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I loved this. And I love the poster images you put in. I especially liked the one about commitment is staying loyal to what you said you were going to do..." That's a good quote for many areas of life.

My writing on HB is most often to share what the Lord has laid on my heart or to inform people on certain people, places and things that I care about. I write a bit of humor from time to time, which is a big part of who I am and I do it because it's thrilling and I love to make people laugh.

I can tell you that I have no desire whatsoever to pound out hubs every day just to make a buck, increase my viewers just to satisfy me ego (which does creep in once in a while), about things I don't really care about. I used to pay attention to the accolades, but honestly, I never think to look at them. I do follow comments and sometimes overall views because I want to know that what I felt I had to say meant something to others. If I can't write anything that does not impact readers, then I need to find something else to do.

I really have difficulty with people who follow volumes of hubbers they are not interested in simply as a ploy to get people to reciprocate by becoming their followers.

I love the constant challenge of improving my skills and learning what makes your hub something of value. I have been slowly going through old hubs to clean them up, and revamp them, with the hope that by doing so, anyone who comes across it in the future will find a better quality learning experience.

Reading is so important because no matter what we read, fiction or non-fiction, we learn something. When we write, we learn things while we write. It's a true privilege to read and write here on HP and meet the people I do through what they have written and the comments they make. Through the comments you learn how people think, what's important to them, and you make emotional connections, friendships that you can't find elsewhere.

I have other writing venues and quite frankly, HP gives me the most satisfaction for the all the reasons above. I don't feel constricted here. Other venues can be so stringent or narrow, that it takes the joy out of writing. They have their benefits in that you have challenges to rise to. This is not to say that HP doesn't have high standards, they do, but not constrictive. Great hub, voted across the board. Blessings sister Dora.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Good encouragement. I'm lucky, as there is little else I can do.


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Thanks MsDora for all the good thoughts. This should make each of re-think and re-examine our purpose for being here. So much good information in a clear presentation. Thank you for putting it all together and sharing it with us.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Lambservant, thanks for sharing your experience. I'm sure that many of us can identify with your perspective. Good to know you.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

MHatter, seems like you're having all the fun. Well, not exactly, since you share it with us. Thank you for your comment.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Lifegate, thank you for your input. Your comment is very encouraging.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

MsDora, I let a dog out the gate when I was young, it got hit by a car. She survived and we were best friends for ten years. But she only had one eye. Oh I loved her to death. (Ilsa was her name she was dachshund) But the trouble was that we had that breed to chase; badgers, squirrels and alert to rattlesnakes.

Well instead of Ilsa helping us I had to help Ilsa. But I did out of loyalty.

Can you see my point about HP? I will stay but this HP dog can't hunt.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Msdora I have to second the first paragragh of Faith's Book.. Well, MsDora, you certainly have given us much to think upon here with your great wisdom you share so freely, and I appreciate so very much!

I mean comment.. I never realized the many committed writers here on Hubpages.. I seen many come and go but there are quite of few that hangs around.. sometimes they go but still make themselves come back.. I never won a hub of the day or any of those writing contests.. but what I did win are loyal writers and readers who follow and whom I follow.. yeah great hub MsDora.. bless you


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Eric, I can identify with your sense of loyalty. We are free to do what we want, freedom to go, freedom to stay. We make ourselves happy with our choice!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Frank, what I like about HP friends is that you learn from them. They help you improve; can't say that about all my friends. Thank you and all the others.


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FSlovenec 3 years ago from San Francisco, CA

MsDora..well done...the motivation factor is important for commitment to happen..thanks


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

FSlovenec, thanks for your comment. We all need continual motivation. What a struggle!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Your hubs are awesome MsDora. The slogans that you used here are inspiring and motivational to every single writer here on hubpages. Commitment is following through with a goal or task in this case writing even after the mood has wore off. very interesting way to look at it. some people actually give up when they are close to accomplishing a goal. I've always been a pleasantly relentless person who doesn't allow any type of setback to distract me from whatever it is that I am trying to achieve. It's all about training your mind and believing in yourself that you can do it. I've been writing on hubpages for the past 2 years and never won any type of award or recognition; however, hubpages is my favorite platform to write because it is more professional than other writing sites. I love to read, write and connect with other writers with the same interest as myself.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

LoveDoctor, glad you also believe in commitment. I think we have quite a good bunch here at HP. I'm also in my second year. Happy about connecting with you and thank you for your support.


sheilamyers 3 years ago

Great hub! I always like reminders such as this to get me thinking about why I write.

I started here at HP when my friend Liz told me about it. I've had my own website and then tried a couple blog sites, but never really got anyone reading my stuff. As soon as I wrote my first hub, there were at least a dozen people who read it within the first couple of days. I think that's what got me hooked on HP. People actually read my work. And that's been the case with every hub.

I write because I think I have important information to share. I thought it would be a little added bonus to have AdSense and earn a little money, but so far they haven't accepted my application. If they never do, I don't care. I'll just keep on writing.

When it comes to accolades, I think the best are when someone reads my hubs and then leaves a positive message about it - whether it's to say it was interesting or to add a line or two about how something I wrote helped them in some way. But I wouldn't mind the little ego boosts I get like when I've had two earn the Rising Star Award. Hub of the Day and Editor's Choice would be cool, but if it doesn't happen it's no big deal. FaithReaper used the term "People's Choice Award". I think the comments from readers and just knowing they appreciate my hubs is more than enough because I write for the "people" not for the HP service.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Sheila, I like the fact that you're clear about your reason for writing; not everyone is. Awards or absence of awards will not keep you from sharing your information. Thank you for your input. Please continue to be a woman of purpose.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Thanks MsDora! It is always nice to read such a wonderful hub of encouragement. We sometimes get tired and discourage in writing and you are right. Commitment is really important.

Have a good day! :-)


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Ignugent, so glad you are encouraged. Thank you for letting me know. Keep on keeping on with all the might you can afford.


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teacherjoe52 3 years ago

Good morning precious sister.

I still pray for you and your momma every day.

As is bluntly noticed, HubPages has gone down the tubes since they made the changes a few months ago. Whereas they used to have pages of articles every day, now they only have a few.

My personal opinion is because they are too strict and politically correct with their censors.

I still write about eight articles a day but find it a waste of time to try to publish them here because they are denied. They are the same type of articles I used to publish on this site.

I fear we have too much big brother trying to control us as is witnessed with all the violations the goverments are abusing concerning privacy issues (ESPECIALLY the U.S. ) and all their security nonsense.

I will not, by the grace of God, ever step into the U.S again. I believe they are worse than the Chinese government by far (and I have lived in China for about ten years now).

I wouldn't be surprised if the politically correct block this comment.

I publish on sites that still cherish and protect freedom of thought and experssion.

May Jehovah bless you with wisdom and strength and grace to always publish the truth.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Teacher Joe, thank you for your prayers; we need them. Praying for you right now that God will continue to bless you and your missionary endeavors.

Sorry about your feeling toward HP. Hopefully, people will continue to read the articles you have here. All the best on the new sites you try. Blessings always!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great hub and so much thought about Commitment Issues for Writers on HubPages , achieving ones goals is so important in the writing field, and you made valuable points for every writer Voted up and interesting


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, DDE, I know that you and I are on the same page concerning the commitment issues. Thanksi for you input.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA

My goal was to publish 1000 articles here. Right now it wouldn't make any sense to do that. I'll see how things go in the future. In the meantime, I am leaving the hubs I have finished, but will concentrate awhile on writing elsewhere. This is just common sense for me.

I still participate here and will write an article once in awhile. I love many things about Hubpages and hope the traffic returns.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Hi Barbara, it's not a good thing happening here on HubPages; but I hope it gets better and you'll be able to fulfill your goal. Thanks for you comment, and all the best whatever you do!


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younghopes 3 years ago from India

Interesting hub, you are right it take enough of commitment for the writers here if they wish to succeed in hubpages, but these days with traffic being low, the commitment seems to disappear


dellea 3 years ago

I really do enjoy writing. I've been writing hubs from scratch as well as properly moving and rewriting old posts from my blogs to HubPages and using "301 redirects" to show the search engines that I have properly moved said posts, etc. All being said, my work has had me crazy busy for the last month or so, and in turn I haven't had much time to contribute more freshly-written quality content here on HubPages. Being so exhausted my motivations and creative writing urges have diminished, and I've found myself reading and commenting in forums more than anything else lately which is somewhat unproductive. And overall, as many other hubbers have commented recently in forums, an overall traffic drop has been witnessed again, and even my scores have dropped due to lack of full participation (hence writing hubs regularly) and lack of overall traffic to my own hubs. All in all, I appear to be suffering from writer's depression more than writer's block at the moment... and I thank you for this hub and for reminding me of my core goals, that I write not only for enjoyment but to also help others where I can, by honestly revealing the truths of some situations, and by sharing what I've learned over the years to help others in their walk in life, etc. Thank you for your inspiration, MsDora... it's greatly needed here in HubPages!


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

YoungHopes, there are lots of observation about drop in traffic; but I choose to believe that it will rise again. However, the commitment is to rising, so if not on HP, keep writing, anyway.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Dellea, I can see that you've had your work cut out for you. Please be encouraged. Hard work usually pays off; and helping others is always a good motivation. All the best going forward. I'm rooting for you.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Interesting to read. Hubpages is a good site to write on, but ever since Hubpages started flagging Hubs that have been doing well for over a year or two, to Hubs that are now fall into the group of "Violating", (and other changes) I think a lot of people lost their Motivation to write here and are writing elsewhere.....of course keeping their existing Hubs.

In general though, I have not lost my passion and commitment to write.

Regards to you.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Lady E, happy for you that you are still passionate about writing. There are many complaints about HubPages right now, but we're committed to writing, not to HubPages. Glad to hear from you.


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Jlbowden 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

MsDora:

Thanks for some really great advice for all writer's, even those of us who hang in there for the long run at Hubpages.

You certainly hit home on some real genuine and important points, and you share them with many of us...just in the nick of time! Where the majority of us could use a real wake-up call. And remind each and everyone, why we're here in the first place.

And that is to write of course. Nothing like what I like to call...a little old fashioned motivation in a nutshell. Not only found your article useful in so many ways. But couldn't help to give it thumbs up as well.

Jlbowden


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

JL, thank you for the comment. Concerning the motivation, you're welcome. It was for me as much as for you. We really need it now.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

MsDora, excellent article. I've been with Hubpages over 2 years now. During those two years, life has forced my direction elsewhere. Taking that time into consideration, I've only written for about 16 months. It takes commitment to write articles and read others, not as easy as it sounds. I'm glad to be back for sure this second time by after a 6 month absence. The HP community is great, very great writers and even more then that, great friends. I like the accolades, but I wish they had more. Many of the accolades they offer is to new writers that weren't around when I first began writing here. It's a great question. Useful information MsDora, I'm sure this will benefit many.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Hi LyricWriter, glad to know you on your second time around. Hope see more of each other's writing. Thanks for commenting.


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L.M. Hosler 3 years ago

Hi Dora

Good article and it made me think about how committed I am right now. I do need to be more committed. My reason for writing is simple: I love reading, researching and learning new things, then writing about them. I also communicate better with writing. I just have a lot of work on improving my writing but HP is a good place for learning. Thanks for sharing your advice.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

L.M, glad you found the article helpful. So many of us are rethinking our commitment right now. Thank you for sharing your comment.


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Journey * 3 years ago from USA

Thanks for a well written and motivating hub MsDora. Let's keep on writing. Cheers!


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Good evening,

thank you MsDora for another instructive Hub, very helpful, loaded with practical advices and information .

Since nothing have I published yet, I think that it's better for me not to say much, since I need favor and mercy all of you precious author's to be continually tolerated in my attempt to regain self-esteem, after all . . .

Voting up, awesome and useful.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Journey*, I'm with you. Let's do the best we can. Thank you for your support.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Michael, thank you for your comment and your votes. Favor and mercy from other people may help, but what you need more of is confidence. I'm sure that's building even now.


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thumbi7 3 years ago from India

Great thought provoking hub.

I started writing at hubpages as a time pass after my day's work. I enjoy doing it. So I do it whenever I get time.

I also like reading good articles published by other hubbers.

Thanks for your wonderful words of inspiration.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thank up, Thumbi, for being a part of HubPages, and for crossing my path. I appreciate your encouragement.


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica

Commitment is important for anything. The most important things for most writers is recognition and money. Hubpages can provide both but with hard work.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Rasta1, thank you for your comment. Hard work should be no surprise to those who are committed. Hopefully, our expectations on HubPages will materialize.


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Esther Strong 3 years ago from UK

It is wonderful to have a platform to share what is in our minds, and a pity not to make full use of such platform. Many thanks Ms Dora for using this platform to share with us your words of wisdom.


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Estther, thank you for your comment. It is a pleasure to meet you on HP.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

Although I have been on HP as moderator of awordlover's account since last year, having my own account now certainly makes me look at the responsibility of it and making my own goals. While it would be nice to be picked as a finalist in any of the contests or a hub chosen as hub of the day, I am thrilled just to receive comments on my hubs. That might be viewed as a very shallow goal, but feedback in that format is most important to me at the moment. Site-wide recognition will come in time, I think, if I produce quality content and develop enough of an online presence on HP. I do love it here and can't think of a better place to be able to write and get almost instant feedback.

You have given me much to think about regarding what I expect of myself and the types of hubs I produce.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Rachael, just because another article is better than yours, does not mean that yours is not very good. Besides yours is right for someone who needs it. Glad you like HubPages. Looking forward to seeing more of you.


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Glenn Stok 2 years ago from Long Island, NY

You got me thinking, and I had to look at my own profile to see what I wrote. It's been a while since I wrote it and I couldn't remember if I stated a reason for writing. As it turns out my first sentence was clear for my readers as well as for me. Reading it reinforced my commitment. Thank's for bringing that to my attention.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Glenn, good to hear from you. You encourage me by making it seem that I wrote something useful. Thank you.


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

Great article, Ms. Dora.

"Let me remind you of the meaning of commitment: to be determined to achieve what we set out to do; to pursue our goal to completion; to deny any attempt to distract us from our purpose."

Well said :) Voted up! God bless you.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Thanks, Mothers. This is an old one; glad you like it. Keep pressing on.


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misslong123 2 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

This was exactly what I needed to hear. I have been struggling for months to get back in the groove of hub pages and you have provided much encouragement here. Thanks. Michele Kelsey


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean Author

Michele, I'm delighted that you found some encouragement in this article. You've got a lot to say. Later this evening, I will look more closely at your page. All the best going forward!


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

This hub is very motivating MsDora.it is a good reminder of why we write here and that we should be appreciative for such a good writing platform as HubPages. There seem to be more complaints than support recently, especially in the forums, but I would be lost without HP.

I am/or have been a member of a couple of different writing sites but most only cater for one type of writing e.g. Poetry, and you don't have the freedom to experiment with versatility and different genres.

Initially I wrote purely to express myself, but once I began to share my work with others and found out that it did appeal to a wider audience it gave me confidence and the incentive to improve and branch out into different types of writing.

Now I feel that writing has almost become an addiction to me. I get depressed and anxious if I haven't written anything in more than two or three days. It is a pleasant bonus to make a little money on the side from both HP and fiverr and adds a little extra incentive. Thank you for this encouraging and well written hub. I am just a little late reading it. Blessings.


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MsDora 9 months ago from The Caribbean Author

Jodah, you and I feel the same way about HP. I tried one other site and was quite uncomfortable on there. I've looked at other sites and cannot fathom them. My writing time is limited because of my demanding role as my mother's caregiver; but I too feel depressed when I cannot write. Thank you for sharing. I feel like we've had a good exchange.


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Michael-Milec 9 months ago

Oh MsDora, two years ago i dared commenting on your article thinking of myself- I do not know what?! Now I see a monster before, has grown bigger since that time... and I am moving very slowly .


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MsDora 9 months ago from The Caribbean Author

Michael, I'm always happy when you drop by. If you're thinking about writing, just make a start. You have may friends on HP who would support you. I know that I would.

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