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Arrgh! Had to unpublish my most read hub

  1. Pico Triano profile image85
    Pico Trianoposted 24 months ago

    I haven't been around here much of late. That could change. I'd written a hub on my approach to online writing. The whole ball game has changed again and it is no longer true. The advice I give in it is now mostly garbage. That's life online though. I'll have some better stuff on here soon.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Join the club!  I wish other writers would do the same - I still see far too many blogs giving outdated advice about online writing.

      1. Pico Triano profile image85
        Pico Trianoposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        I just have a hard time living with myself knowing that I've got that kind of misinformation floating out there with my name on it. There was a time when it was all spot on.

    2. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      It is strange looking back at one's work - either you discover that  the writing is out of date or that you have come a long way in just two short years.  I really don't know how people manage to keep their many hundreds of hubs fresh and current.  I have been revisiting mine and I know that like you, there will be better stuff coming soon.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        This is exactly why I have always tried to limit the number of hubs I write.  Too many can become overwhelming...just think of the new change that came out today on the HP blog about changing the number of words per ad for people who have many, many ads based on the old guidelines.

        1. Pico Triano profile image85
          Pico Trianoposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          I don't have that many here right now but depending on circumstances that could change. I will rotate out articles that just don't seem to be doing anything.

    3. peachpurple profile image77
      peachpurpleposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      this reminds me that i have to update my old hub tips, yes i read some hubs with outdated tips too

    4. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      You could just update the hub to suit the here and now instead of unpublishing it. Keep it aged with new info.

      1. Pico Triano profile image85
        Pico Trianoposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        This is more than major surgery though. I may revise it in the future but I haven't really got good alternatives at this point.

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image86
    tirelesstravelerposted 24 months ago

    I looked at my most viewed hub awhile ago when it began to plummet in views.  I was appalled.  The content was really good, but it needed so much work.  It is also my most stolen which must say something about plagiarists.  Sometimes,  I get so side tracked editing hubs I don't get new ones published.

  3. tlcs profile image82
    tlcsposted 24 months ago

    Check out the Learning Tutorials before you start so as not to waste your time and to catch up with any changes. Good luck let me know when you publish something new.

    1. Pico Triano profile image85
      Pico Trianoposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I'll make some noise when I put together some new hubs. It may be a couple weeks yet. Got a lot of other writing on my plate.

  4. 2besure profile image83
    2besureposted 24 months ago

    Yes, things do change and some Hubs need to be revisited.  I just had to do it today.  I created and  'Update' capsule, to previous information.

 
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