My HubPages Experience: One Month on HubPages
At the time of writing, December 15, 2010, I'm exactly one month on HubPages. In that time I've written 12 hubs, I got 18 followers and my author score has risen from 30 to 85. It's quite enjoyable to write articles that are actually read. I have also signed up for a Google Analytics and Google AdSense account which I'm stil learning how to use properly.
I'm currently traveling through Australia and New Zealand and my hubs also reflect that with tips on traveling by bus and staying in hostels in New Zealand. As a result I haven't really been as active as I would like but that'll improve in the coming months. I also wrote two tutorials on HTML5 (one, two) and an article with websites for computer majors. I like that my work has also been picked up by the HubPages community with feedback buttons clicked on half of the hubs.
I read several hubs on how to write better hubs and I'm trying to apply that advice. For example, I have a RSS feed for my latest hub on each of my hubs. If I do that for all of them as I continue to contribute to HubPages then my latest hub will be visible on a growing number of hubs. I'm only showing the shortened description of course because that'll make you more interested! :)
As far as money concerned, I haven't made a single dollar yet but I also didn't expect that. I didn't have the time to put in the efforts to make quite a few quality hubs. But I figured that the best time to join HubPages would be right away instead of waiting until my travels are done. I have a few hubs up and I can regularly check how they're doing. As with many things in life it's usually better to do something than nothing. I can always come back and fix the hubs if I learn something to improve them.
I've also decided to focus on the writing of hubs. I
don't have enough time to do both writing of hubs and to promote them
at the same time. Some Hubbers also advocate that this is better. I'll
start promoting them when I have a nice number of hubs that are actually
worthy of internet-wide promotion. I'm still finding my niche and I'm
tweaking my writing style. Perhaps a good time to ask: how is my writing
style? Are you enjoying my hubs?
I also found a bug in the HubPages platform
which was amazingly quickly fixed by the HubPages development team.
That shows they're really actively involved in HubPages and that makes
it a good platform to publish on.
Thanks for reading this and see you next time! :)
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