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Questions from new Hubber

Today I was asked by a fellow hubber to write a hub about a few questions that he wanted answered about hub pages and writing. I feel very flattered that this hubber would ask for my opinion being a novice hubber myself, but I let him know that I would be happy to give him some answers about my own experience here on hub pages. And maybe it will answer his questions as well as possibly help others who are new as well.

Should I post a short story or should I be writing about my life experiences?

My answer to this question would be that you should write about what you know and what makes you most comfortable. If you write about what you know then the writing pretty much flows out of you and it shows through your writing that you know what you are talking about because people will be able to feel the passion in your writing. Basically you should and will develop your own niche on hub pages. When I started on hub pages 4 months ago, I didn’t have a clue about what I was going to write about. I knew that writing about my life experiences and the things that scared me the most about myself and my relationships, made me feel better after writing about them. So basically I write about my own experiences or others experiences.

I have never really tried to write fiction and I probably wouldn’t feel very comfortable writing fiction. I guess I don’t feel like I am creative enough about writing it. But definitely there are all kinds of writers on hub pages, there are poets, fiction writers, people who like to write about themselves and writers who write about others. I think I fall into this category, if I were to start writing books, I think that I would feel comfortable writing biographies about interesting people because this is what I like to read. So that is always another option to write what you like to read about.

How should I start?

My advice to you would be to do what I didn’t do when I first started here. I basically learned as I went without reaching out to others for support. So if I were you I would go to the forums and read the new hubbers forums and that will answer many questions and I would definitely read as many hubs as I could. There are so many great writers on hub pages that you can learn from and each of them has their own style of writing but it gives you an idea about what works and what doesn’t.

Will people laugh at me for not using proper grammar and if there is a spell checker on hub pages?

When I first started on hub pages I cringed every time I wrote and published a hub because I thought that someone would laugh at my writing or tell me to do something else with my time. I am very insecure about many things and writing was one of those things. I have felt humiliation before and I remembered an incident when years ago I was a pizza delivery driver and when I delivered a pizza to this one guys house, I guess I was a couple minutes late and the guy grabbed the pizza from me and said, “Get a real Job”? I was so angry and humiliated because I heard a bunch of laughing in the background. So I know that some people can be mean but honestly, most of the people on hub pages are wonderful people and will not laugh at you and they are the most supportive people that I have ever seen on any forum. I cannot promise that you wont get the occasional heckler but everyone has had at least one of these and remember that the good comments outweigh the bad a million to one, so don’t worry too much about that. As far as the proper grammar. It is a good idea to makes sure that you use good grammar in anything that you write. What I do is I write my hub on my Microsoft Word and then I run it through the spell checker and it usually picks up some errors such as run on sentences and some punctuation but it doesn’t pick up everything; so do be careful to be as punctually correct as possible so that you will sound professional to your reader. Also in the capsules there is a spell checker as well if you do not use a word doc.

Does my Bio sound nuts?

My answer to this is no, I did read the bio and it sounded interesting, however it does sound like someone who is a little insecure about themselves and this is alright because it sounded very real and human an honest. The good thing about the bio is that you can change it as many times as you want. I have changed mine a couple times as well.

Is there any point in what I have to say?

Of course there is a point to what you have to say. Everyone has something to say and to offer. I mean maybe not everyone will read or like your hubs but I am sure that there is always a variety of people out there that will love to hear what you have to say. The fact that you are really taking this seriously tells me that you are wanting to be a serious hubber and you want to be heard. And the most important thing is to just put yourself out there even if it is a little scary and before you know it you will be a successful writer on Hub pages and also remember not to take yourself and others too seriously and have a good time on this forum.

MY Favorite Hubbers

Here is a list of my favorite writers here on hubpages. Most of them have befriended me when I first started on hubpages and they are pretty good about checking in on me and giving me great feedback. Each has their own style of writing and there is plenty that you can learn from them. Some are funny, political, religious, creative and all of them write very well.

Hynodude, Nell Rose, Tattooguy, Shazwellyn, breakfastpop, 50 Caliber, Nellienana, Ann Nonymous, rmcrayne, drbj, Rebecca E, Coolmon209, A. M Gwyn, Sage Williams, Pamella99, dohn121, Aevans, Micky Dee, msorrenson, Mystique1957, Tonymac04, Somelikeitscott, MFB III, Zsuzsy Bee, De Greek, Amillar

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

You have written an excellent help article about being a hubber and writing hubs! It's valuable for any of us at any stage. I, too, am relatively new at it - and I welcome and appreciate good advice from fellow hubbers - and I get some from some of the best, along with encouragement and recognition!

I can't tell you how good it makes me feel to be included in YOUR list of your favorite fellow hubbers, so many of whom are outstanding writers with great style & choices of subjects to write about! So I'm humbled!

I've always loved to write & have written pretty well. When asked why I didn't write professionally, I've replied that I hadn't lived long enough & didn't know enough to do so. Well - I'm getting toward the autumn of my living here on earth and I have garnered a lot more knowledge, I think, even a bit of wisdom.

But I still have much to learn, especially about sizing my hubs!

It's a trait, I'm afraid. If I just follow my instincts and "let it flow" the results are that I write very brief poetry and very un-brief prose! (that's how I distinquish which is which they are! lol)

But I know for a fact that old dogs can learn new tricks because I'm constantly learning & enjoying refreshing new ideas & methods. I'm always delighted to discover & experiment with better ways to improve my writing as well as other things I like to do, while also aware that personal style communicates almost as much as content. For example, when writing about experiences of a long & varied lifetime, a long & varied piece often tells the story as it is. But losing most of the readership defeats the purpose so it needn't be the only available method for telling the story! LOL (thank you DG! - a truly good hubber/writer & valued friend!)

The fact is that the writer is only about a half of the formula. The readers comprise at least as large a share of it and make or break the effectiveness & success of it! So adjusting some personal style to be more palatable to them makes nothing but good sense!

Your advise is excellent and I know the person or persons who asked for it must appreciate & be the better for it!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Nellieanna you give great advice yourself and if you wrote a book about your life experiences I would be the first to buy it expecially if it included stories about your halloween parties lol Cheers.

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msorensson 6 years ago

A great hub and a great help to everyone. Thank you, Ladyjane1. I will post it on my FB profile.

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dreamreachout 6 years ago

Wonderful help for all hubbers and specially the new comers!! Good work again!!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

thanks msrorensson I appreciate your feedback and I felt like I didn't know enought to answer his questios but I just answered them the best way I could.Cheers.

dreamreachout thanks so much for your kind words. Cheers.

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Marko M 6 years ago from Kingsville, Tx

Thank you soooo much. I am a sensitive person and at time I can be insecure. But you have made me feel so positive and happy. I like your advice on using MS Word. All your advice was such a generous help. But I think you are too modest. You are a great writer and a great human being. Bless You. I will dedicate my first Hub to you. I hope you like it. Ah, just give me a little time to MS Word it. %^)

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Marko I appreciate your kind words and Im glad that this hub was of some help to you. Im sure that your hubs will be fine and I cant wait to read them. Good luck and Blessings.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

You wrote a very good hub with good advice for everyone, for the new comers and good reminders for us all. I feel very special that you included me in your list of favorite hubbers. Thank you.

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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

great advice, and encouragement to a newbie, you should write a manual...ooops a womanual for all the new kids on the hubs. LOL~~~~MFB III

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Pamela thanks for reading my hub and you are welcome as I really feel like you are a very good writer and I learn something fron you everytime I read your hubs.Cheers.

@MFB III thanks for the encouragement but I hardly think I an qualified for that as I stll feel like Im a new kid as well. I appreciate your comments. Cheers.

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

A great introduction and support piece for anyone looking or writing on hubppages

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Great advice.

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Hello Ladyjane! You answered these FAQ's PERFECTLY! I felt reinvigorated to write what I feel comfortable with, instead of wondering, WHAT AM I DOING?!?!? Thank you sooo much for answering these questions, Jane, in such a sweet loving way.

I am honored and humbled to be considered one of your favorites! I think you are wonderful and yes, you are a favorite of mine as well! You always, always have something good to say! Love you!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

billy thank you for your kind feedback. I appreciate that you took the time to read my hub. Cheers.

@Sandyspider thanks for your kind words, its always nice to see you.

@Ann, hey girlie, thanks for stopping by and thanks for giving me such a nice compliment. You gotta know you are one of my favorites so keep up the good work I would be lucky if I could express myself the way you do, Love and cheers.

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TattoGuy 6 years ago

Nice lil hub LJ and good advice but twas really chuffed to see moi name in yer list, loves you too ; )x

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Oh-pshaw! I'm surprised and so delighted - as that TattooGuy above me here that you included me. The writing is so diverse here! I love the differences that I see.

And MFB says,"you should write a manual...ooops a womanual". MFB is one of my favorite poets of all time!

I know there are so many others that here that are so darn good that "it" would be another hub!

This is another great hub by the Ladyjane!

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GojiJuiceGoodness 6 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

Awesome hub! Those were some good questions and your answers are great. Thanks for writing this for all of us.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

You never cease to surprise me child :-)

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jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

loved the hub, I suffered the same insecurities as you about writing, but now my confidence has grown and realize that people on Hubpages are very kind. Plus there is always the spell checker-

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tattoguy thanks for reading and of course I have to include you in my favorite writers. Love ya too.

@Micky Dee thanks for your kind words and I included you because I love the way you write and you describe things so well, Yes I luvs ya.

@Gojijuicegoodness thanks so much for stopping by I appeciate your kindness in your feedback. Cheers.

@De Greek again? What am I doing that surprises you ? lol And I included you in my favorites beause you are. Cheers.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

jayjay4 you are so right and I thank you for coming by and giving me a kind word. CHeers.

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Terrific and helpful hub.. Thanks so much for the mention. You are the best you really are.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

breakfastpop thanks for visiting and you know you are great.

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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Ladyjane1 this was a great page. I liked it very much. Thanks also for mentioning a few great hubbers that I don't know/have not come across yet. You have offered good advice to new hubbers, it feels very much like my experiences here so far.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

thanks gramarye for reading and for your kind words. It is apprecited. And yea check out those people they are all good. Cheers.

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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

A very informative response to questions a newcomer will always have. I would also add that you addressed these questions with kindness and respect and sensitivity. Adding your own experiences was helpful, and I felt for you when reading about the pizza driver experience.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your gentle wisdom.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Mike thank you for your kind words and encouragement I apprecaite it. And yes the pizza experience was horrid and I was just a kid then, so now I make sure that I tip the pizza guy or gal a good amount because I so know what it was like. Cheers.

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buzzbucks 6 years ago from India

Hello Ladyjane

I am new to Hubpages,while i am thinking how to get a good hub,in meanwhile i found a Very Good hub by you.It was useful to all new users..Thanks for your good hub..

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

thank you buzzbucks im so glad that it answered some of your questions and welcome to hubpages. Cheers.

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loriamoore 6 years ago

Good answers. Like you, I don't feel led to write fiction and I don't feel led to write something I think would be "marketable." I just write what I know about.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

loriamoore you are so right. I write what I write and what I enjoy bless you for reading my hub.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

A lot of time as passed since we begun writing here but I knew you would have done very well. As of now you've an author score of 98. Which is simply great. Thanks for mentioning me, a pleasure and an honor.

Ops, I almost forgot, great hub, as it's your habit. ;)

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

hypnodude thanks so much I appreciate you so much. I honestly don't even think about my author score because it fluctuates so much and I am still flabbergasted that I got it that high im sure it wont last long. Ha. I mentioned you because you are one of my favorites and I think that anyone can learn so many things from you. Good to see you again. Cheers and God Bless.

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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

wow, what anawesome hub, this is great for newcomers. I really like this... at some point I am going to link it to one of my hubs. (If it is okay with you!) great work.

PS thanks for tehmention, I was stunned. Makes my day!

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Runway 6 years ago from New York

Thanks for some great advice!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Rebecca thanks for visiting me and I really have to humble myself in front of you because I dont feel like I am qualified to give advice and so I did the best I coud and please link away.You are welcome for the mention and I appreciate your feedback. Cheers.

Runway thanks for your kind words andfor visiting. I appreciate your feedback. Cheers.

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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Hey Ladyjane...

That is some really cool hub! Loved it! Thanks for the honor, deary! Appreciated from my heart! You did it just perfect! Bookmarked, Rated up and Stumbled!

warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

LadyJane - thanks for the above encouraging comments about my advice & writing! I'd be honored if you were to purchase my life story. I guarantee any book about my life would have to include the Halloween parties. tee hee. How observant of you to pick up on that! I'll make a note of it - in the event I ever do write my memoirs. ;)

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Ladyjane thank you for your modesty, your kindness towards your fellow hubber. Being a novice myself and only joined a couple of weeks ago, I have enjoyed posting and being a part of the many talented hubbers here. What a wonderful place to express ones feelings about life now and life past. Being here has brought out the joys of writing and I look forward to reading you further. To all you beginner hubbers out here,tap on the keys and let it flow, let your stories be heard, we are not critics here but supporters and interested in what you have to share.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

saderider1 wow thanks so much for your kind words and your input. You said it so eloquently and I thank you for your support. I look forward to reading you as well. Cheers.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Great advice, I love it rate it UP and call it a must READ! Well written and thoughtful, thanks for taking this brave challenge, you've done very well by the request. I like dabbling in a little of everything and find that to be the exciting part. Relax and understand you are free to express yourself, something so few of us writers have had the opportunity to do, gotta love HubPages for that. Here is an example of my latest fiction project for the reader who put this question to you. I have gotten alot of positive feed back hope it serves as a good example.

Thanks and Peace :)

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

mystique1957 thanks for reading appreciate it very much and thanks for your heartfelt words. Blessings to you as well.

@Katiem2 thanks so much for the compliment I appreciate feedback from hubbers such as yourself. I would be glad to read your hub. Cheers.

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raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Thank you, I am new here myself and found what you had to say to be very helpful and FRIENDLY! This is quite the learning curve I find myself on but I am excited by it. Not only the opportunity to write but the community of it - wonderful!

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Ingenira 6 years ago

it's very encouraging. Thanks !

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

raisingme thanks for your encouraging feedback Im glad that you found my hub useful. Cheers.

@ingenira thanks for reaing and getting something out of my hubs. Cheers.

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vaguesan 6 years ago from Osaka, Japan

I like your advice about writing what you know, and writing what you want to write. It doesn't matter that you are a novice like myself, it's still sage advice. Thanks for a quality read.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

vaguesan thanks for the positive feedback and for the encouragement as well. Thanks for reading and Im glad it helped in some way. Cheers.

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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Lady Jane, I was sitting here going over how many hubs behind on reading, that I've become, I realized that there was page two! Dang! on page two all had been read except this one, so now I'm down to one page again. You did well answering the questions and I found your answers quite accurate. Folks here are quite friendly and kind. I've not seen to many times that hasn't been the case. I feel honored to be mentioned, as I kinda thought the pleasure is mostly mine. You have a writing style of your own and I enjoy reading you hubs. I thank you!

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

How come I'm not on the list hehehe. Just kidding Welcome to HP and this hub is great indeed...

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

50Caliber you are must too modest because I not only enjoy your hubs but I also enjoy your presence on my hubs and that makes you one of my favs. Thanks for the compliment it means a lot to me. Cheers.

@General hello thanks for visiing and I appreciate the compliment. Cheers.

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ted122781 6 years ago from Texas

I found this Hub to very informative and helpful. Thank you!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

ted thanks for reading and I appreciate your comments. Cheers.

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Neil Ashworth 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Nice hub. Some good information here. Thanks for the info..

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Neil thanks for reading.

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Ladyjane - don't put youself down for being rather new at this. You are a more excellent writer than most because you are honest and you write from the heart. Please, don't ever change. And thanks for the mention - it is much appreciated. I learn something every time I write and almost every time I read a hub or the comments.

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent advice! Well done.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks James nice to see you again. Cheers!

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

You are an expert never believe you are novice all of us have something to bring with our writing and your words of encouragement for someone new is a blessing! Keep up the great work! Thank you to for the mention I am honored to be on your list. :)

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

AEvans thanks so much for the compliment it really means a lot to me. And I consider you an expert I just wish I had more time to read more of your hubs as well as others on my list. Thanks again Cheers.

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Sage Williams 6 years ago

What a great hub, you did an awesome job answering this new hubber's questions. Oh and by the way I have always looked up to you as being one of the best writer's. I don't think you are giving yourself enough credit.

Also, I can't tell you just how happy I was to have seen my name amongst your favorite hubbers as you are one of mine.

Thanks so much, great job!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hi there Sage thanks for visiting this hub. I appreciate your kind words but you know we are our worst critic and I certainly am hard on myself and a little insecure. I do consider you one of my favorites and one that a newbie would be able to learn from. Thanks a million for reading and Im sorry if I dont read all your hubs all the time sometimes there just isnt enough hours in a day and Im sure you know what I mean. Cheers.

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Kind Regards 6 years ago from Missouri Ozarks - Table Rock Lake

ladyjane1, I love it! You are such an engaging writer. I rarely hang on every word like I did with you. No need to feel insecure, that's for sure. Kind Regards

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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Ladyjane, you did a great job of answering these questions. Every new hubber is critical and wary about what they write and you certainly smoothed over those issues. Well done.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Kind Regards you certainly live up to your name. Thanks for the kind comments and for reading. Cheers.

@MPG Narratives thanks so much I appreciate you reading and commenting it means a lot. Cheers.

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lewgard 6 years ago from Southern Michigan

This is a great resource for "aged" as well as new Hubbers. You hit the nail on the head when you stated that writing what you know allows the writing to flow. Great advice.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

lewgard thanks so much for your comment. I appreciate that you read my hub. I haven't been on here too long but I have learned that my best earning hubs are about what you know otherwise the writing doesn't flow like you said. Thanks again, cheers.

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snkhan120 6 years ago

I got good knowledge for your hub

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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Just came back to check your Q & A - a great resource ladyJane

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

sinkhan thanks for visiting and Im glad you took something from it. Cheers.

@billyaustindillon thanks again you are appreciated. Cheers.

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bloodrk 6 years ago

Good and informative post.. i'm a newbie and i like how you wrote about the comments of people. If it's negative accept it and if it's positive be grateful right? we can't please everyone. From now on, i will be one of your fans LOL

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kronic26 6 years ago

Great hub mate! you are honest and thats a good thing.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Bloodrk thanks for visiting and welcome to hubpages Im glad you took something from my article that maybe helpful. Cheers.

@Kronic26 thanks for visiting your comments are appreciated. Cheers.

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robie2 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

useful advice and great encouragement for new hubbers-- really like it:-)

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Dardia 6 years ago from Michigan

Thank you, LadyJane! I wrote one hub Building Community and then became stuck. I was trying to stick with my community theme that I started with (essay form, which I also enjoy writing) but I need to get more hubs going. So that theme may just have to wait on the back burner awhile. I have been struggling to decide what to write about because I didn't think that personal journal stories would be appropriate here, as well as fiction. Now I feel I must give it a try. When I was in school friends would always tell me to write a book about my family because they found our silly stories entertaining. I may just have to do a few hubs of my life experiences. Thanks again for this hub for it is inspiring to a new hubber. BTW, I will be looking to read more of your hubs as well as those you mentioned as your favorites. Just reading the comments here makes me want to read their hubs.

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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

The helpful nature of experienced hubbers is one of HPs best selling points. There is no end to the hubs offering advice to allow all of us to succeed. This hub will find its place in the list of "must read" titles for new hubbers. Thanks for your efforts!

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askjanbrass 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I think a lot of your questions could be best answered by you! You should write Hubs about topics that you're interested in. Write in a personal style that suits you, and you will definitely attract a set of readers.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

@robie32 thanks for reading and your nice comment. Cheers.

@Dardia your comments made my day and I am glad that I was of some use. I look forward to reading yours as well.

@Dobson I am humbled by your comments, cheers.

@askjanbrass thanks for reading and that is what I was trying to convey in my hub. Cheers.

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cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

This is really a very nice and helpful hub especially for the new comers. Thanks for the good work.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

cupid51 thanks for your comments and for visiting. Cheers.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Good for motivation. And for know I still learn and learn. You give something useful for beginner and this is such of new spirit for them who want to try the writing field and for them who like to share their thought in blogging. You also give many option and useful tips based on your experience. That's make this hub totally different. Two thumbs up for you. Please allow me to rate this Up. Thank you very much, my friend!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Prasetio you are very kind. Thanks so much cheers.

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Good Intentions 6 years ago

I came to your article by chance and now have a greater understanding about what it is to be here on hubpages. Thank you

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Good Intentions you are welcome and thanks for visiting anytime. Cheers.

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jessica_alias 6 years ago

Hey.. This hub is not only helpful for new hubbers but also for others who want to make a living (or to make some extra bucks) by writing on the internet..

Great work.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Jessica thanks for reading and for finding this hub helpful. Cheers.

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trafford 6 years ago from San Diego

Simply Awesome, Great source of getting clearance of mind for all hubbers to point to come up with new topics and points on their hubs. Ladyjane1 Rocks. Great Hub

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

trafford thanks for stopping by I appreciate your comments. cheers.

Asha 6 years ago

I am not a hubber , I liked reading ur article,Ur such a source of encouragement that even a person who doesn't know a thing on writing will want to begin writing .Keep up the spirit.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Asha thanks for reading and for your nice comments. I appreciate your support. Cheers.

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shirley b 6 years ago from New York

ladyjane1, this is great article for us beginners... I like your writing! And thanks for reading my first hubs...and being my first fan. BTW, I read your bio and really like it. I also it's the kind that I have to finish reading a book as quickly as I can even though it's a bored. =p

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Shirly b thanks for reading this hub and getting some use out of it and I appreciate that you like my writing, it is still a work in progress lol, It was my pleasure to read your hubs and being your fan. And I used to be the kind that read the last page of a book because I had to know how it ended lol I dont do that anymore. I have grown more patient. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Cheers to you.

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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

This was very helpful and great advice for people just starting out on HubPages. Good tips we can all use thanks so much.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

zzron thanks for reading and for your kind comments. Im glad that people have been able to get something from this hub. Cheers.

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

De Greek was certainly correct in his assessment of your talent and abilities!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

RedElf what a nice thing for you and De Greek to say! Yes De Greek and I go way back we have what is called a love/ hate relationship..LOL I love him and he hates me and vice versa sometimes only!! Lets just say we clash sometimes when I have to put him in his place when his ego gets the better of him, other than that we are old school chums...Cheers.

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hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Very useful information. I think if a new hubber comes across this hub, he/she won't feel too overwhelmed over what kind of topics to write about and what kind of message he/she would want to portray through their hubs. I especially agree about the part which you said one should write what one is familiar about. It's all about sincerity and writing from the heart. Hub up.=)

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onceuponatime66 6 years ago from USA IL

You did great at bringing helpful info to new hub page people.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

hubpageswriter thanks for your remarks. I agree that a person should really know about what they are writing about. I guess that is why finding a niche is so important. I still havent found mine, I hope it doesn't mean that I don't know much about anything lol. Cheers.

onceuponatime66 thank you kindly for your remarks and for taking the time to read my hub. Cheers.

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Tobster1 6 years ago

Ladyjane1, I am a new hubber of less than a month and your hubs have helped to inspire me... I left a comment on one of your hubs friday and your answer was greatly appreicated and helpfull. But futhermore maybe I can help in your Quest to find your niche. It seems to me that you are to modist and know more than even you realize you know. So with that being said my suggestion would be what you are already doing. (Inspiration...) Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing more hubs from you. P.S- I am now a follower!!!

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Tobster1 I so appreciate your comments and I am so glad that you find inspiration in my hub. Your suggestion was very thoughtful and flattering to me. You really made my day I never thought that I could actually inspire anyone. Thank you for encouraging me as well. P.S. I am a follower of you too! Cheers.

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lindatymensky 6 years ago

Thanks! This was helpful. I've been a hubber for two weeks and I've got a lot of questions, many of them you answered or gave me a way to find an answer. I signed up for all your favorite hubbers. Why? I just love to read good writing (almost) regardless of the topic. I'm following you, too! Keep 'em coming!!! Linda

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

Linda thanks for reading I appreciate your nice comments. Im glad that you were able to get the answers that you need, really makes my day to know that. And you will not be dissappointed if you follow my favorite writers on Hubpages. Good luck with your writing Im sure you will do fine here. CHeers.

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wsupaul88 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

Cool Hub, you are a great writer! Looking forward to reading more of your Hubs.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas Author

wsupaul88 thanks for reading and for the compliment it means a lot to me. Cheers.

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writer83 5 years ago from Cyber Space

fantastic article

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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas Author

writer83 thanks so much for stopping by. Cheers.

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SweetMarie83 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great advice! I think that newbies - and some who aren't so new but are still finding their way - would find this advice not only helpful but comforting as well.

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Monica Paller 4 years ago from Vermont

Very helpful to someone who is new - thank you!

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Chuck Bluestein 4 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

Because of the way that Americans are brought they tend to have a lack of self-esteem. A good way for people to look at themselves is as a work in progress.

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