Feedback, Votes and Comments

Comments - Votes - Feedback

All appreciated

Some of us are uninformed. I count myself in that also. I did not realize how important the votes and feedback were to my hubs. Of course with my windy soul, comments were the natural thing to do.

Why is Feedback so important? Feedback is important so you can tell if you have reached the goal you have set for yourself. Did your article get voted “useful” and you intended it to be “funny?” If so, as a writer, it’s time to evaluate yourself and your approach.

Feedback is a good tool for all of us. So remember to leave your feedback for all the hubs you read. Do remember, however, if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. (unless you found it horrid, then be honest).

Votes are important because they show the folks at hub pages where you stand with their reading audience. Votes are very much appreciated.

And of course, your comments are what tell writers whether or not you understood, like or dislike our writings. Were they helpful? Were they boring? Can you relate or not?

Your comments are what encourages and spurs us on. Constructive criticism keeps us moving forward. It is as important as all of the kind words you send our way.

In closing I would like to thank you on behalf of all hub page writers, in advance for your votes, feedback and comments.

Thank you!

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25 comments

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Jillian Barclay 5 years ago from California, USA

Thank you, Pixienot! I don't think that most people realize the importance of those little buttons right above the comments section.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

It is always nice to know that people are reading our hubs and the nice comments are the best! Good article!


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sarovai 5 years ago

Whether it is appreciation or criticism ,it is important for a writer . As you said commenting on hubs, voting and feedback will encourage and leads towards improvement. Thank u for sharing your thoughts.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I think we all live to see comments on our Hubs...we see our followers in numbers on our page, but not necessarily in print. It is time consuming...but always appreciated. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Sarovai and b you do understand. Thank you for encouraging me.


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instantlyfamily 5 years ago

Pixienot you said it perfectly. I am voting this UP. Thank you for this wonderful article.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Pixi, very well done and politely said. Clicked the button thingies!


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you instantlyfamily and Granny. I know people might read and comment and forget to vote. I do my voting before I comment then I don't forget!

Thanks for the encouragement!!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

Good advice Pixienot. I use those buttons often. This is an eye opener for those that don't realize how important it is to vote. thanks


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Voting is a sort of validation to our writings, I think.

Thank you Carrie!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Good job, mom! Voting and leaving feedback as well as comments is an awesome thing to do for others.

Thank you for reminding everyone how important these things are!

Consider yourself voted up, useful, and liked!!


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you SueRoy (smile) Thanks for voting and I'm glad you like me! :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Welcome to the Pages (I can offer that greeting because I am one week your senior here!)

I've read some of your stuff and you absolutely have the necessary talent. If you want to be a novelist, how about some fiction? Try a short story. Get your feet wet!

Voted up and useful!

Will


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you so much for the compliment Will. I am working on a piece of fiction. But first have to write more on Fibromyalgia. Thanks for reading my stuff!


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

I'm still learning the whats and whys of all the bells and whistles. I just wanted to write and get the perspective of some other people. HP is more than that though. Welcome!


Pixienot 5 years ago

Thank you R Talloni. It's a lot to get used to, but oh so worth it.


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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire

Your comments are quite true, we all like to get some feedback for our efforts and as a guide to how well we are writing.

Good luck for the future

Tony


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

That's just it, Tony, I don't think folks understand how important the votes are to our encouragement. My writing seems to go up and down in score. Makes me wonder if I am getting worse rather than better.

I have taken up the attitude that if I read something I will vote (unless I don't like it which is very rare).

Miles and miles of smiles coming your way!


Website Examiner 5 years ago

I'm in complete agreement with you here, Pixienot. For creative writers, comments must be the main reason to even post here. For the commercially oriented, it is a mixed bag: Whether receiving many comments is a blessing or distraction. But for most up and comers, surely there are many benefits to be reaped, and those are part of what makes HubPages an attractive site to write and publish on. Nice job!


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Thank you very much!

Happiness to you today and always.


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tonymead60 5 years ago from Yorkshire

Hi

thanks for the miles of smiles, very much appreciated.

Don't worry too much about the fluctuations, just do your best, I like what you've written for what that is worth

Tony


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Tony, it is worth a lot. And thank you for sharing your opinion!

I now tell folks in my comments when I vote and click on the other options. Makes me feel better. Someone did that for me.

Have a great weekend.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

Tony, it is worth a lot. And thank you for sharing your opinion!

I now tell folks in my comments when I vote and click on the other options. Makes me feel better. Someone did that for me and it cheered me up.

Have a great weekend.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Pixie, if you have read my profile page, you will see that I will not read someone's hub that censors comments.

I think if I take the time to read and comment, you should not pick and choose the ones you like. I like to see others views


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

I agree with you totally! Censoring seems unbalanced. I like to make up my own mind. Thank you for reading my hub and commenting.

:)

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