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Poetry

  1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
    kurtreifschneiderposted 20 months ago

    I write narrative poetry and was wondering if you had some ideas on the best way to present that here on Hubpages?

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      In terms of getting traffic to poetry here, I recommend you read a Hub on the subject written by Cardisa. Although I haven't applied her advice to poetry, the advice is sound from an SEO point of view.

      In terms of formatting, I've seen writers put pictures right-aligned so that their verses come out more in blocks rather than double spaced each time you hit enter for the next line. Although this might be an issue in terms of mobile traffic because pictures are formatted differently for mobile viewing, I think they end up getting placed above text when viewed from mobile.

      1. colorfulone profile image86
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Nate, thanks for sharing about Cardisa's advice. I was curious because I write haiku, so  I found her hub and read it. I agree with her.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          No problem, glad it was helpful.

      2. kurtreifschneider profile image83
        kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Nate thank you for sharing about Cardisa. I just got done reading her hub and found it most informative....

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          No problem, glad to help.

      3. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Nate smile

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 19 months ago in reply to this

          No problem, Cardisa, it's a great Hub!

    2. chef-de-jour profile image90
      chef-de-jourposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I've had some small success with creative poetry hubs. I tend to put several themed poems together and write an introduction - just to add interest - plus photographs where appropriate.
      As a teacher I also like to write on poetry analysis and technique, looking at individual poems, and these hubs are popular with students and poetry lovers alike.
      I wish you well. You may not get huge amounts of views overnight but you'll have the satsifaction of getting your work out there and hopefully over time get some success.

      1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
        kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the idea and inspiration.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Hi kurtreifschneider, and welcome to HubPages! I see you've received a lot of excellent advice already from other Hubbers. I'd just like to add that one of our previous HubPages Newsletters offers some additional advice on incorporating creative writing into your Hubs. Best of luck!

  2. clivewilliams profile image78
    clivewilliamsposted 20 months ago

    DONT

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      It can be done effectively Clive smile.

      1. clivewilliams profile image78
        clivewilliamsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        if you are doing it not to make money fine, but dont go planning a home renovation on money from publishing poetry on hubpages

        1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
          kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          What I have done so far Clive is weave some of my narrative poetry into my hub as an addition to the story. I realized publishing just a poem probably is not a good idea. Thank you for your insight also,

          1. clivewilliams profile image78
            clivewilliamsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I am a poet too and i have a few lingering on hubpages, but i stopped writing them here and just create my own poetry page where i just write them for the love of poetry.

          2. colorfulone profile image86
            colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I add meat to a poetry hub also. They are not going to be great money earners but I did make a sale from one of my poetry hubs, a book.

            1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
              kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              I have published one book and working on my second one also so this is also good advice and thank you

              1. colorfulone profile image86
                colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

                There you go. I have several long time online friends who write books and for them that has been a turning point to generate passive income.

  3. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 19 months ago

    Keep publishing those poems. Even though they might not be huge traffic getters, at least they reflect your personality more than most hubs would.

    1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
      kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you Chris........

  4. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 19 months ago

    I agree with Chriswillman90. Keep writing your poetry. I too, was helped tremendously by Cardisa's hub about increasing chances of search engines finding your poetry hubs. Regarding clivewilliams concern, it is a reality that you'll need to balance the number of informative/how-to hubs against poetry hubs if your goal is to make money. Also, see the thread at the bottom of this page, "Keeping Poetry Alive." It addresses the ongoing concerns about the viability of poem hubs.

    1. kurtreifschneider profile image83
      kurtreifschneiderposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you for the insight janshares and the thread to "Keeping Poetry Alive."... you are awesome.

  5. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 19 months ago

    Don't just include the poem but write a few words about it like what inspired to write it, what it means to you, how you went about writing it, etc. This way it's not just a poem hub but a hub that gives some insightful info.

 
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