My HubPages experience: Was it a failure?
With 26 hubs, I was much happy for what I shared on HubPages, though the majority of my Hubs didn’t seem to interest the others. But there was something that I didn’t realize until yesterday...
My brother passed by while I was having a look on my Hubs statistics. He commented when seeing that I had only 22 views on one of my Hubs: “This is few! Your Hubs are not viewed at all.”
I said: “This Hub is recent.”(October-2011, I know, it is not recent!!) And satisfied with the 253 views on my Hub “Muslims are brothers and sisters” that was selected as a HubNagget , I added: “Look at this one, it was viewed over 200 times.”
He replied: “This is the one who was chosen for the HubNagget award some months ago. It got enough publicity, 200 times is quite low”
O yes! Absolutely right. How couldn’t I notice this?
My brother continued giving remarks: “Your Hubs content isn’t much attractive. Who will find pleasure in reading this? There are many reliable sources that people would prefer to read rather than reading your point of view. Also many would prefer to read some other topics.”
O my Allah, it is more shocking than the reaction I received when writing “live for the others” Hub: “Lol, a doll story!!? Completely illogic and senseless.” Thanks to Allah, the one who said it didn’t know that I am the writer!
Actually, the Hubs were written in different circumstances. But what pushed me to write the one who succeeded the most was that none heard me when commenting on facebook asking people to stop the wrong things they were doing. The pages I talked about were erased some time after publishing the Hub. Thing that made me think that, like my facebook comments, there must be some others who may like the content, only they didn’t have the occasion to see it yet.
I was a bit disappointed after what my brother said. I started looking on the forum for Hubbers’ experiences that might help me develop the skills I need, or know how to improve my Hubs readability. Talking about this, I find no word to say but: Hubbers! Your experiences and advice were much beneficent. Thank you!
Well, the talk I had with my brother was instructive. Maybe I failed in the majority of the Hubs I published though I wrote them sincerely, but the experience itself wasn't a failure. It is not a big deception; it is not a deception even. Having the chance to share is sufficient to make me happy, no matter the number of persons with whom I will be sharing. One thing is sure, there is a lot to learn before starting to teach. And a big thanks to you bro!