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!

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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California.

Hi Forall, you only have 13 followers . I realize that you don't make money from having hubbers follow you, but the best way to get readers, at least from the hubs, is to have followers. You need to go on other hubs and make comments and start following other hubbers. Expose yourself to other hubbers, pick up more followers. That way when you publish a hub more hubbers will receive an e-mail notification about your new hub. Not all will view or even comment, but you will give yourself more exposure and give them the oppertunity to see a new hub that they may otherwise never know about. Greg


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forall 4 years ago Author

Hi Greg. You're right, I don't do any of what you suggested. Golden advice. Thank you :)


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gregas 4 years ago from Corona, California.

You are quite welcome and good luck. Greg


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

If I'm right, English isn't your first language. Your writing is interesting, but I think it would help you learn the language better and your hubs would go over better if you had some one look at them before you publish them. If you'd like me to go through a few when you write one next time, let me know. I'll help a bit.


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forall 4 years ago Author

Yes, you're right Barbara. I am yet learning English and writing hubs isn't an easy task for me. Of course, I'll be glad to receive your help. Thank you so much :)


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shanaya 4 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

WEll What should I say, But I agree with your Bro & Sir Greg too. You just need to read your fellow hubbers stuff and comment as well. You are a Great writer, as I mentioned in my fan mail to you long before. So Let the world know that you are also here. Best of Luck:)

With Respect

Shanaya:)


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forall 4 years ago Author

Shanaya, happy to see you again ^_^. Yes, I tried always to be quiet and this is what I didn't have to do. I hope to be like you said. Thanks a lot for your support :)


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vinner 4 years ago from India

You have a good future in hubpages my friend. Looking forward to read more from you


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forall 4 years ago Author

So kind of you my friend. I hope so. Thanks a lot Vinner :)


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Tell your brother to write better hubs which will get more visitors if yours aren't good enough for him. I suppose it depends on what your goal is though ...

If one writes to gain publicity then, viewership matters. If one is writing out of love though, who cares about the number of people who stop-by?

I enjoyed your article, thank You for writing it.


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forall 4 years ago Author

Bro might be a good reader, but he is not a writer at all. I would wish that he tries writing some day.

I agree. It depends on goals. And already writing is a big progress for me, it is a goal itself. It needs performance, but a big part of it was achieved thanks to God.

I enjoyed interacting with you. Thanks a lot for giving time to my article.


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I am of the opinion that Allah will help You since You do Him such great honor. What do I know though ...

All the best and thank You for the interaction as well. This White Wolf will pass by again. I apreciate your knowledge and your good Spirit.


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forall 4 years ago Author

On the contrary, He has honored me with Islam :)

All the best for you too. The White Wolf is always welcome.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I love your humility. To be humble is to be teachable. That is what attracts me to your hubs. I will continue to follow you and offer my help if you need it. I left you some fan mail and have become a follower. Please consider me a friend as well.

I have given you a high rating on this hub - very deserving. Your writing is amazing for not fluently knowing english. I wouldn't let that bother me at all. Love and peace to you on your hubpage journey!


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forall 4 years ago Author

Blushing to read your comment. Your words are really powerful. Thanks for the fan mail. Honored to have a friend like you. Your hub taught me a lesson that your words now prouved. Thank you so much!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

A great write. I only have like below 20 vies on my hub per day..not much right? but still I keep on writing. :)


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forall 4 years ago Author

The average views number on my hubs is 10, it says 0.3 view per hub per day. MUCH LOW! But for me, this is a big progress.

So keep writing Unknown spy. I'm not well positioned to advise you, but try to use some new methods and to stop using the ones that proved their inefficiency.

Someone told me not to be surprised if I obtain the same disappointing result using the same methods.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

I like your writing. Stick with it. HubPages is a great place to learn.


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forall 4 years ago Author

Yes, it is. Thank you Wetnosedogs :)

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