In my humble opinion, the HOTD should have a fabulous image.
HOTD is shown on the home page when you are not logged in.
It is important that the home page looks attractive and appealing.
The last couple are great articles, but they lack a 'wow' factor with the images.
First impressions matter in promotion.
I agree entirely, janderson99! In fact, there are many Hubs that I'd like to name Hubs of the Day but am unable to because their images do not work in our carousel.
I try to go with Hubs that lead in with as attractive of an image as possible- but if I were to stick to that rule religiously (as I did in the past), I would pretty much just be publishing travel, food, and craft Hubs, and folks get pretty mad when that happens.... :-/
I figure the best path to take is one that balances all factors, no?
That said, I'll try to pretty things up from this point on.
I wonder if maybe you could notify an author that their hub is in consideration for HOTD, but you have concerns about the photo. Perhaps that would motivate them to find or take a better one.
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