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How well do poems and short stories do on HP?


I noticed a while back somewhere that HP staff had mentioned that creative writing such as poems and short stories don't do as well as informational pieces. I'm curious to know about the earnings of some of the people who publish a lot of these. Do you think the work publish on HP earns a fair amount?

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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Funom Theophilus Makama (Funom Makama 3) says

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Sounds circular. Since most traffic comes from outside of HP it would be hard to keep them featured. Thanks for commenting.

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Thanks for commenting. I doubt though that there is anyone extremely far out ahead of the pack.

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John Roberts (JohnGreasyGamer) says

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    I like that attitude... I really do but every time I hear someone say that they don't write for money I think of Jack London and his comments on shoveling coal. I'll have to look at The Shaman. Thanks for commenting.

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Stephanie Henkel says

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Hadn't really thought of that. I've one hub that I wrote when I first joined that was meant to be humor. I had anticipated deleting it after a month or two but it's doing surprisingly well compared to others.... even still. Thanks for commenting.

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Thats interesting. This was one of my main thoughts. Most of the work here is found through internet searches and poems well... aren't really the kind of thing that someone could search for. Thanks for commenting.


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    Nathan Bernardo (NateB11) 3 years ago

    That is pure honesty, and totally true. Poetry in any form: Book, magazine, or Internet, is never a money-maker nor does it ever have a large audience. Only one exception to this I know of is Allen Ginsberg's The Howl; but that was all about timing.


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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    I keep wondering, why not test other forums? The numbers may still be low but I'm sure that there are people who are actually looking for poems... just, not here.

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    I've not posted any poems here at all. I have some but I doubt that I would ever place them here. I'm just curious about what I see other people doing and how well it works for them. Thanks for commenting.

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Rosemary Sadler (Rosemay50) says

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    NotPC 3 years ago

    You make a really good point here Rosemay. I was a bit hasty in my answer, but you are absolutely right in saying that if you include a little extra, you really can make a poem work for HubPages. I'm excited to check out your poems now!


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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Great comments tsmog...

    All I can really say is.... "There is no crying in baseball!"

    Or maybe what I should say is... There is no crying in Hubpages!

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Thanks for commenting. I agree that there is not much cash here for any type of writing early on.

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    Wesley Meacham 3 years ago

    Thanks for the comment. Matches mostly with my own thoughts. I keep seeing people post poems and while some of them are good I just wonder why here and not somewhere that they may do better...


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  • chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

    Via Google AdWords Keyword Tool - in the last 30 days:

    "Haiku poem" -- 2,900 searches

    "funny haiku" -- 1,300 searches

    "love poem for her" -- 1,300 searches

    "limerick poem" -- 1,300 searches

    Try including KWs like these in summaries and backlinks.


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