I write decent fiction and real life stories. I'm lousy at getting attention for my articles here on HubPages. I am studying to try and do better. My latest article is in reality is a self-study, exercise/implement-what-I've-learned project. I would like feedback on it. Here is the link: http://picotriano.hubpages.com/hub/How- … dy-Courses
This is a nice Hub but you could improve it by having more interesting formatting, such as using subtitles, bullet points, quotes etc. Also, your first line has the comma in the wrong place - usually I would stop reading at this point, but as you don't make this mistake again I assume it's just one of those things.
Also, your Hub is quite short - less than 800 words. You really need to be looking at more than 1100 to get featured. You might try including a poll relating to how other people study, or what there preferred methods are.
Would be nice to include some original photos too (ie your own) to lend some authenticity to the whole thing.
Hope that helps.
How are all of us benefitting from watching you go through your learning process? If you can identify that angle, and develop it, your Hub might draw traffic. As is, I doubt readers will find it useful, helpful or interesting to them.
Comments so far are appreciated. Thank you. Will give me some areas to work on.
Hi Pico Triano,
I noticed that your writing has a simple, direct approach and that sometimes you use phrases rather than complete sentences.
If you're looking for self-marketing ideas, I thought you could say something like, "Simple, Direct Advice from a Simple, Direct Man" (no offense intended--the photo of you in a cowboy shirt sort of evokes this image). There are many people who prefer shorter sentences and your writing style. Though I'm no marketing expert, I thought that this might help.
FatBoyThin, good advice.
I think your article is great! Good for you. I am also a published author and doesn't it feel wonderful? My pointers would be...find a more engaging first sentence, add a little enthusiasm to the first paragraph, & a more attractive first picture. Otherwise, after the first paragraph...it was a perfect read for me. You asked questions. Maybe throw a question in the first paragraph midway..so it catches right away. Engaging the reader is very key. Wonderful article!
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