Is Your Hubscore Bringing You Down? How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Hubscore

Introduction:

Is your Hubscore bringing you down? This article is created to help you look at matters through a different point of view. Most likely the reason why you are concerned about your score is because you feel that this mark is a reflection of your skills as an author. However, if you are a passionate writer you must reject your train of thought.

Writing about what you know as an author is a reflection of who you are. This being the case, Scores should not dictate your future as writer. As long as you are providing information that is helpful to your readers through experience, you should feel at peace with your circumstances.

The following information is provided to help you move pass the insecure concepts which surrounds all grades in life. Hopefully this article will help you focus on the goal of becoming the best writer you can possibly be.

Is The Grim Reaper Of Numbers Messing With Your Mind?

Grim Reaper on Throne with Undead Skeleton Pet Statue by Things2Die4
Grim Reaper on Throne with Undead Skeleton Pet Statue by Things2Die4 | Source

Are You Obsessing Over Your Hubscore?

If someone mentions the word "Hub". do your eyes grow wide and automatically you start wondering about the well-being of your hubscore?

Do the following words cause you to loose your train of thought, leading you into the abyss of hubscore obsession?

Hubbub- A loud noise of many confused voices; a tumult; uproar.

Hubby- Full of hubs or protuberances; as, a road that has been frozen while muddy is hubby.

Hubcap- a metal or plastic cover for the hub of a motor vehicle's wheel.

Hub- n. - The central part, usually cylindrical, of a wheel; the nave. See Illust. of Axle box. n. - The hilt of a weapon. n. - A rough protuberance or projecting obstruction; as, a hub in the road. n. - A goal or mark at which quoits, etc., are cast. n. - A hardened, engraved steel punch for impressing a device upon a die, used in coining, etc. n. - A screw hob. n. - A block for scotching a wheel.

The List Goes On Folks.

How Far Has Hubscore Obsession Taken You?

Publicdomian Pictures & Microsoft clipart
Publicdomian Pictures & Microsoft clipart | Source

Is Your Hubscore Driving You Loco?

Has your condition driven you to the point in which you now grade everyone around you according to the Hubscore rating system? Have you gone so far as to start rating total strangers?

My Hubscore stinks! I'm not writing anymore! I'm scared!

Stop thinking this way. I have witnessed this sadness in forums, writers beating themselves up, it is heartbreaking to witness.

One Minute Your Up!

Screen Shot  Hubscore 91
Screen Shot Hubscore 91 | Source

And The Next Minute Your Down, Stay Positive!

Screen Shot low Hubscore of 83
Screen Shot low Hubscore of 83 | Source

Is Your Obsession Driving You To The Point In Which You Can't Dine Out With Friends, Because You Are Too- Occupied With The Thought Of Your Hubscore?

Bear Teddy Stuffed Animal Dinning Restaurant
Bear Teddy Stuffed Animal Dinning Restaurant | Source

If You Answered Yes To Any Of The Above Questions, Then You Have A Bad Case Of HUBSCO My Friend

Image Hubsco Obsession Sign.
Image Hubsco Obsession Sign. | Source

To Young Writers That Need More Experience, Let Life Take Its Course

There are some young writers that have lived a hard life, they are old souls that can spin a story due to the hardships in life,which transforms into knowledge.

And then there are other young writers that are just... young. They have not endured much so they are still growing in their journey.

Francis Ford Coppola an American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his award winning movie 'The Godfather' gave his granddaughter Gia Coppola some honest advice, which consisted of researching life in order to grasp valid information as a writer.

Gia's short film, entitled 'Writer's Block' shows how difficult it can be for young writers to develop a unique writing style of their own.

What Causes This Condition?

Wrong thinking causes HUBSCO. If you are a writer that writes about your life and adds pictures that have to do with your life, and your score is dropping or someone leaves a negative comment, you have to keep pressing on.

You only have one life to live, and your honest measures will pay off eventually because of integrity and your distinct life lessons which captivate your audience.

There are some people who steal the work of other writers, because they lack knowledge, or they have not lived long enough to gain experience as a seasoned writer. This is the wrong thing to do.

If you are having a problem coping with your Hubscore things will only get worse if you should become a well-known author, at this stage critics will come out of the swamp, and numbers will be replaced with harsh comments. Ignore the numbers and keep moving on through your unique journey in life.

Change the way you think about your Hubscore. If you are following the rules, your honesty should provide some sense of relief. And of course you want stay connected with the Hubpage team.

Obsessing can go beyond your Hubscore, learning how to focus positively is a vital part of life in all situations that have to do with ratings.

The Hubscore Poll

Does Your Hubscore Bother You

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In Some Cases There May Be Some Things That You Could Do Differently

There are some aspects of your writing that could need changing, and if this is the case always look for ways to improve your work. There are plenty of resources such as the informational Hub Rating Scale. This scale can be found the HubPages tutorial section.

The HubPage Staff Suggestion Sharing Tips Table

How To Improve Hubs
How To Improve Comments
How To Improve Questions
Only write about subjects that truly spark your interest. Write about what you know.
Avoid Comments such as "Great Hub! or "Very interesting."
Ask Questions that are likely to inpire the creation of a high quality, and useful Hub.
Go into great depth with your work, including as many concrete facts, figures explanations, and tips as possible.
Leave long, detailed, unique comments referring to specific details of a Hubber's Hub.
Do not use HubPages Questions and answers to ask discussion or opinion based questions (What do you think about?) Those are meant for the HubPages Forums
Bolster your Hubs with meaningful and attractive images and media.
Ask interesting follow up questions and request additional articles to give the Hub;s author inspiration for future Hubs.
Make sure to edit Questions before publishing them, and actively monitor and respond to answers, selecting the best answer to show your appreciation.
This information was provided by the Hub Staff.

Say You follow All Of These Guidelines, Then What Next?

What are your motivates? We all have goals when it comes to our unique path as an author. However some motives can be self-seeking without us even realizing it. This process can be disappointing when our plans to uplift our own goals hit a brick wall.

Access your goals in life, if these goals generate spam or happen to annoy your community then this could create issues.

Where Will Your Goals Lead You? Make Your List

Blank sheet of lined paper.
Blank sheet of lined paper. | Source

All Writers May Want To Invest In College Ruled Paper In Order To Write You Goals Down On Paper

Emunah's Goals

My goals as a writer is to include other authors. My readers may not grasp my concept, it is nice to have opinions from other writers who have been through the same situation.

Generating traffic to my fellow writers is helpful to followers who write and to readers, because it gives them choices and different ways of viewing their situation.

Part of my goal is being a reciprocal follower. I only follow people who write and who help me with technical issues. I simply can't follow writers or authors that don't follow back.

I follow the people I write for via twitter and the Hubpages, because they have given me an outlet to reach out to other artist and authors that appeal to readers.

The Hubpages is the perfect outlet because it is filled with talented authors.

I do not follow spam artist who are only seeking to help themselves.

I enjoy writing about fellow writers, this gives readers a close look at all styles of writing. And my hope is to build a strong relationship with future bestselling authors and artist.

I don't always do things correctly, I am learning new things every day as well.

I have decided not worry about ratings of any sort. I try to do the best I can as a writer and move on in faith.

You only have one life to live, why not write about it? Your readers will appreciate your honesty. Your integrity as a writer is what truly counts.

The How I Improved My Hubscore Poll

How Were You Able To Improve Your Hubscore?

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Change Your Mindset

So What Did I Do After Releasing This Article?

I panicked over my Hubscore. Paul Edmondson, CEO of HubPages was kind enough to reply.

Mr. Edmondson's response made me feel better about producing articles that I am passionate about. I can continue to write Hubs without trying to please my Hubscore.


Paul Edmondson, CEO of HubPages.com Replied

Screen Shot of Paul Edmondson's response concerning low Hubscores.
Screen Shot of Paul Edmondson's response concerning low Hubscores. | Source

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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Hi swilliams, This was very cool. My score fluctuates but I don't concern myself with it. I enjoy what I write, first. That is more important. Then I expect others to enjoy it, second. Thanks for sharing. How do you make those videos? :-)


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Word55 thanks for your feedback. Hubscore can drive you crazy if you let it. For videos Simon explains the process better than I can, it's fun. http://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-How-...


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Janellegems 2 years ago from Virginia

Thanks swilliams for helping me in this area of my Hubscore. Sometimes I am bothered by it, but your Hub showed me I should not be so concerned about it. You are right if we are following the rules of Hubpages, then we should not look at our score. Thanks for sharing your input and wisdom in this area.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

I love reading your work Janellegems. You are a comforting writer in which I know that I can suggest your faithful articles to others.Life is full of stats and numbers we just have to keep moving on. Continued Blessings! Thanks for stopping by!


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Anamika S 2 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

My Hub scores is not De-motivating me, but my Hubber score definitely does that.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Anamika S! It's so good to hear from you!!! Your Hubs generate so much traffic! You are amazing at networking. Yes Anamika,Scores do go up and down, however I do notice a rise in my score when I write on unique topics. I do believe that many outlets are searching for topics that are rare. Sometimes it's best to journal about your unique life or something that you do that is different from other people. I myself love reading about different things outside of what I know. I look forward to reading more of your entertaining work! Keep the faith! You have a great following!


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Anamika S 2 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Thanks for the kind words. I have been with HubPages for 6 years and have over 15 Million views to my content. I am a HubPages supporter, and would remain so. Though I am discouraged to write more here, I have not gone to any other writing sites. I would love to put another 121 hubs to my account, but fear of Hubber score going down stops me from doing it.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Six years! 15 million views! Wow! I encourage you to keep writing Anamika. I would also encourage you to write on things that you love doing, perhaps providing your own pictures. Sometimes readers would like to know more about the author. Please don't get discouraged by scores. Ratings can also be a test of how far your willing to go as a writer, if you give up now, then ratings win. Don't allow that to happen. You would never ask someone you love to give up on life. You enjoy writing, don't give up on doing something that you love, out of fear, the opposite of fear is faith. Continue to do what you do with more fight and integrity. Continue to write on. :)


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Anamika S 2 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Thanks for the encouragement! You will see plenty of Pictures and information of me all around... on networking sites and even on my own hubs. The Profile picture I use is mine only. Just because I don't write here do not mean that I am idle. I have a successful and rewarding career that pays my bills. However, I cannot deny the fact that HubPages has given me a lot of exposure. Though I don't write anymore here, I am a regular visitor and comment on forum posts and hubs that interest me. Maybe when I get some free time, I will go ahead and create another profile to post new Hubs. Thanks for the motivation!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Yes! I am happy to say that I know of you! Venturing into SEO and Social Media, You have a love Comedy Movies, Cooking, Traveling and listening to Ghazals and Devotional Songs! What an interesting life you live! You can make a movie of your own! Very beautiful pics as well!


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

This is an amazing take on how to change a negative perspective on one's hubber score. I used to obsess about mine a lot in my first year at HP. It was awful because as you said I associated it with other's perception of me as a writer. I knew I was better than my hubber score but I had to go through the grueling process of focusing on it less and focusing on writing more. I also needed to familiarize myself with the difference between online writing and just writing a good article. Having good writing skills and good grammar does not increase hubber score. I write the same now as I did when I had a hubber score of 75.

I love what you said about not getting stuck on the number and preparing for the harsh critiques which are sure to come for accomplished authors. So brilliant. I also found your humor hilarious. Voted up, useful, awesome, and funny.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Another great presentation! HubScore does not get to me (or maybe it's more honest to say that I'm satisfied with mine. It has been the same for months and I keep writing. I'm more concerned about feedback from my readers.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks for your response Ms. Dora! You have a dedicated following which keeps growing, because your readers can relate to your topics. I thinks some writers could feel a void when it comes to understanding their audience and a low hubscore most likely makes them feel worse. Thank your for your complement! :)


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rustedmemory 2 years ago from Lexington, KY

I'm not too worried about my hub score, but I do wonder what I have to accomplish to get a better score!


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi rustememory! Your profile name is funny! I have found that with any outlet you write for being involved withing the community is very important. I found the following link to be very helpful http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How-to-Be-a-Goo... Thanks for stopping by! Write on!


sharmapk752 2 years ago

Hi swilliams,

Well written hub!

Me also worried about hub score, sometime up & sometime down.


sharmapk752 2 years ago

Thanks @swilliams


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Blake83 2 years ago from Poughkeepsie, NY

Brilliantly written as usual, swilliams.

I think it's good of you to uplift authors who are down on themselves.

I agree that people have to write about what they're passionate about and not give up on their craft. In any realm of writing, there are rejections. I guess here, rejection=low hub score.

One thing I've noticed watching interviews of best-selling authors is their I-don't-care-what-others-think approach. I think that is one of the keys to being a successful scribe.

Up-voted, of course.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Mr. Blake83! Congrats! On your 10th featured Hub! Way To Go! Your right about the, "I-don't-care-what-others-think approach", people who write about what they know, are expressing their journey in life, who are we to dispute what they are going through? As long as their work does not tear people down or mock others, they will do well. To Each His Own, I always say. Thanks for stopping by!


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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

Thanks for the article. its really useful in helping me learn about the hub and things considering the fact that im new to this


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Taiwkareem! And welcome again! I read one of your poems, very beautiful! I can't wait to read the rest of your articles. The Hubpages is a great learning outlet to build your brand as a writer. Stay positive and Write On!


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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

Thanks for the encouragement swilliams. I'm working on other poems as well


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

I can't wait to read them! Keep up the inspiring work!


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

Some of your images are not showing up for me. You give some good tips. I find that images can be a source of stimulation, inspiration and even higher, better scores.


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swilliams 22 months ago from Arizona Author

Thanks poetryman6969 I have noticed that some of the images were not showing up as well. Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you found this Hub to be helpful. :)

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