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Is it just me?

  1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
    Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago

    This post will more than likely serve to drown me in hot water, but I will take my chances in the hope of finding at least one compassionate soul who won't take this the wrong way.
    I have been away from HubPages and have just recently found the time to mingle in the community again.
    I have been doing my best to find new and interesting hubs to read and comment on, and I have so far, sifted through 10 pages of 'stuff' - Q and A, forum posts, discussions and hubs, in my search for new and interesting articles.
    Maybe I am simply bored, but I am having trouble finding interesting, well written hubs to read. Is it just me?

    1. Vic Dillinger profile image61
      Vic Dillingerposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      No, it isn't just you.  The majority of "content" here is pretty thin (neither interesting NOR well written).  You really gotta dig to find the good stuff (and, because of my particular fields of interest, the related hubs section has led me to at least 2 fairly good writers with decent toipics and an engaging style).  Good luck in your search for the interesting and well written--you might find a few things if you poke around long enough.

      1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
        Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Vic I was beginning to think I had done a Rip Van Winkle...
        I checked out your content and will be returning to read - I like the unusual and forgotten wink...I'm just not that good at writing about it LOL

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Sorry you're not finding much to read these days, but keep looking! Nice to see you again, btw.

      1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
        Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Patty - good to be back!

    3. bravewarrior profile image95
      bravewarriorposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      There are some great writers here and some that aren't so great. Have you tried searching for particular topics?

      1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
        Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, but I was more in the mood for 'surprise me' than actual topics. Sometimes I just like to browse...I have found some really good content though smile

        1. Jean Bakula profile image96
          Jean Bakulaposted 14 months ago in reply to this

          Welcome back!
          I used to find good hubs to read on the old hub hopper. It had the latest hubs published, and you could see the name of the author, and even comment on it. Now if we see a new hub, and it's interesting (and I agree, that's not as often as it used to be), we can't tell who wrote it. I used to find a lot of people I wanted to follow that way. I will also try the feed. Many of the best writers left HP, but there aren't many good writer's sites around anymore.

  2. DasEngel profile image60
    DasEngelposted 14 months ago

    Your own hubs are wonderful, just checked them. Maybe implementing a monthly (or half-yearly) challenge to create truly artistic and creative hubs (with some tangible rewards) may boost up better hub creation.

    What are your thoughts? And what do you exactly refer to when you say 'new and interesting hubs'? Exactly what subjects (those 'hub' are based on) that you are looking for?

    1. DasEngel profile image60
      DasEngelposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Did I throw myself to the deep waters? Looks like you once used to choose/select 'HubNuggets' for the HubPages community!

      1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
        Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        LOL no you won't find yourself swimming in deep water. And thank you for your lovely compliments!

    2. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I like your ideas smile I will have to give them some serious consideration. As to the topic - I enjoy reading almost everything. I think the title and subject material are what grab me first. If the title is interesting, I will definitely check out the hub.

  3. lbrummer profile image93
    lbrummerposted 14 months ago

    Under the Explore tab, click on "Feed." (in the black bar at the top) That takes you to the HubPages topic pages.  I'm sure you'll find lots of interesting hubs there, I know that I do.  I hope this helps.  The Feed page is pretty new, now being under the Explore tab.

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Many thanks. All the hubs used to be featured under the "hubs" tab so that is where I looked first. (I have to say that was discouraging to say the least LOL)
      I will now proceed to the "feed" link. big_smile

  4. Kimberleyclarke profile image85
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 14 months ago

    Hi there Enelle, I'm quite new here, and I often stumble upon something interesting on the travels through my 'feed'. I hope that something good catches your eye soon!

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Me too big_smile Will check it regularly wink

  5. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 14 months ago

    Welcome back Enelle. When on the main page you can select hubs in the topic you are most interested in, then select sub-catagories (in the large box on the right). This should help you find hubs that interest you.

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Phyllis I have been following your advice. smile

  6. Linda Robinson60 profile image83
    Linda Robinson60posted 14 months ago

    Gee that is not what I am finding here at hubpages.com. I have been here now over a year and found it be filled of terrific talented writers again depending on your interest. There is just so much here and such a vast variety of writers and topics.  Maybe there is just so much making it a bit overwhelming.  But I think you will also agree.  Linda

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Linda smile I am finding it, but definitely not overwhelmed

  7. clivewilliams profile image81
    clivewilliamsposted 14 months ago

    Yes, its just you!

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      +1

      1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
        Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Sticking tongue out at you! LOL

  8. Jodah profile image84
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    Hi Enelle, first welcome back. I have been here over five years and honestly I find the quality and amount of good hubs just keeps getting better and better. I love to read books but rarely get time any more as I am always writing or reading hubs. I guess you just need to follow the right hubbers or know where to look. I see you have already been given good advice here, so good luck.

  9. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 14 months ago

    There's nothing wrong with a little bit of honesty. This may be a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but I've definitely come across a lot of "thin" content. My biggest problem is that a lot of it is written poorly, however; I've read several fantastic pieces as well.

    Good luck on your road to discovery though!

  10. Carolyn M Fields profile image87
    Carolyn M Fieldsposted 14 months ago

    I have found some "gems" and some junk.  I usually know within the first two sentences if it's worth more time to read the entire thing.  Even less, if there are spelling and grammar errors.  To clarify, I will stop if I find several errors.  I will overlook an error or two if I like the content, but when I begin tripping over them, I just have to stop.  Errors in the title are the worst.

    I'd say to keep digging.  I have found some really good things to read here.  And, of course, I am partial to my own (ha!).

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      With the new hub pro now activated, you should see very few of those types of mistakes, except in those older hubs that have been grandfathered.

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Actually, I had no problem finding quite a few hubs with poor grammar and very awkward language usage, but that has always been the case. The HubPro has definitely helped, but there's still a lot of stuff out there that could use some work.

  11. Kiss andTales profile image22
    Kiss andTalesposted 14 months ago

    I read hubs even though I am not professional and I love discussion and forums of a particular subject of a a good reason and purpose. I do not make money , when most here are written with that intention.  You will find some great subjects of reading I have, it could be you are more about a particular subject,  hubs come and go fast never the same subject here.
    I agree about grammar , for I would be one
    you would apply this to. But to those that can read and understand under stress can
    Still get some postive feed back.
    Also it is good to encourage the huber then they can make some needed adjustments
    The next time they write.
    You have valid points.

    1. Linda Robinson60 profile image83
      Linda Robinson60posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Very insightful detailed and helpful Kiss and Tales.

      1. Kiss andTales profile image22
        Kiss andTalesposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you we grow and better ourselfs because there are people who take the time to be trutful as you and recommend good points and counsel . You are appreciated Linda.

  12. dohn121 profile image87
    dohn121posted 14 months ago

    Hi Enelle.  I know, it's been ages.  Like yourself, I've been away too (life happened) and find that the quality has fallen below par...Perhaps by 5 or 6 strokes.  Things have certainly changed here, but like Patty said, keep looking!  Until then, I hope you're well.  Maybe I can do some contributing myself if time permits big_smile

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Hey dohn, long time no see! I stopped by your profile to catch up, but didn't have the time (had to go to work ewwwww...) to properly read your work. Will be back to see what new stories you have cooked up for us!

      1. dohn121 profile image87
        dohn121posted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Enelle.  Yes, it's been a while to say the least!  I'm going to post a story very soon to get my creative juices flowing, so (beware?) make a note of it!  I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.  Take care wink

  13. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 14 months ago

    Hey, Enelle - I am newly back as well, though not much time yet to do more than post a few comments and indulge in a bit of hub hopping. Found a few good ones but lots of blog posts masquerading as hubs. Found a few by hubbers I still follow smile but some of my favs don't have much new content. Glad to see a few are still around and active.

    Took a bit of a hit when I un-followed a few who haven't turned out a new hub in several years, but such is life. Still following some particular favs who haven't turned out a new hub in years, too, LOL. Also glad to see some familiar faces still writing.

    IS there a way to skip to the next hub in the hopping tool or are you stuck til you cough up a rating? Would be nice to have a <SKIP> button smile

    Anyway, glad to see you back! Some nice new hubs too! c u around...

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Red Elf:  You might want to try searching via the topics list rather than using the hub hopper.  That way you can browse through subjects that interest you without having to rate anything.

    2. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      I noticed that as well - guess you have to rate before you can hop...

  14. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 14 months ago

    I don't know, I don't read a lot of other people's work unless I follow them or something catches my eye.

    But I do know HP is the best site of its kind on the Net. The most successful, the most user-friendly, the best interface and it has an intelligent administration and some of the most experienced and well-versed Internet writers that you can find. Also, earnings potential is way better here than any other site I've used. Some sites are run in such a shoddy way it's hard to get anything done. Not so with HP, the ease of publication is one of the things I like best about the site. I also like how admin are always working on ways to improve the site. Very re-assuring.

  15. Buildreps profile image94
    Buildrepsposted 14 months ago

    It's not only you. There's not so much innovation in writing and topics. I'm loosing interest too.

  16. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 14 months ago

    I love each and every hub. I am so fascinated by them all! No one has to write.
    But they do!!!!

  17. RJ Schwartz profile image92
    RJ Schwartzposted 14 months ago

    Agreed - It seems as if the Answers and Forum areas are outpacing the Hubs and the grammar, spelling, and overall sentence construction is weak.  I find myself avoid making comments on some pieces just so I don't have to be critical of the errors I see.  I do still find many amazing works which are both informative and well written and that keeps me coming back.

  18. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
    Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months ago

    I think HP has finally gotten what it was looking for.  No it is not just you.  Write us something interesting - how about it?

    1. Enelle Lamb profile image87
      Enelle Lambposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      Well I will do my best - I just hope you are interested in what I write LOL

 
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