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Something I have noticed about the amount of people leaving HP

  1. Dale Hyde profile image84
    Dale Hydeposted 21 months ago

    Interesting to see first hand that folks are leaving HP in droves at times.  I rarely come back in to edit, but just checked for broken links and went in and un-linked everything that was showing.

    Out of about 30 broken links, 95 percent were hubs of others I had linked to that were on topic and of interest, related to my hub.  These people no longer have accounts here.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Please don't link to my hubs. lol

  2. Nanciajohnson profile image83
    Nanciajohnsonposted 21 months ago

    I have thought of leaving as well, no time to write besides go back to edit all the time.  Not making money on blog writing anymore so lost interest I would say for me.

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    Bronwyn Joy Ellioposted 21 months ago

    I started writing here just over five years ago. Most of my hubs were on my experiences growing up transgender. I got sick of offensive comments from bible thumping HP trolls, removed my work, and left.Now I only post my short fiction and some articles on topics that interest me.
    Friends who have left HP that I keep in touch with say they have been driven away by the constant changes that they consider unnecessary and only serve to wreck HP. One I am always told about being the take over of Squidoo.

    1. lizyetter profile image89
      lizyetterposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      The extremists of any religion need to be dismissed and ignored. I would think the topic of growing up transgendered would be an interesting read. Things have changed a lot in 5 years, although those who are most scared by change seem to shout the loudest.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        More to the point--those that point fingers and shout the loudest usually have the most to hide....either concerning their actions with others, or fear of the feelings within themselves that they refuse to acknowledge...

        1. qeyler profile image81
          qeylerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          This is what I can't understand.  If a person is NOT interested in a topic, why read it?   One is not interested in Transgender, then don't read the article.

          Why read it to attack?

  4. qeyler profile image81
    qeylerposted 21 months ago

    I joined over five years ago.  The Panda has really messed up Hubpages.  This featured / unfeatured concept wasted a lot of my time.  I tried to 'fix' what wasn't broken, and got nowhere. 

    I rarely post now.  I often read an old Hub, often take it and rework it for publication elsewhere.

    1. Marketing Merit profile image88
      Marketing Meritposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      This is what I am also doing. See little point in tinkering with unfeatured hubs. I am removing them slowly and placing them on my own websites.

      1. qeyler profile image81
        qeylerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        I am doing the same thing, only I am not removing them.  I'm reworking them off line, making them better, often reshaping them, and publishing them on other sites.

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
    PaulGoodman67posted 21 months ago

    I think a lot of people dabble in the Hub world then lose interest.  Sometimes I think they maybe don't get as much attention or money as they hoped for, or they become disillusioned with the site or some other aspect of the experience.

    But sometimes, I just think they get bored and move onto something else.  smile

    I am hardcore.  I love this place and I am here until the bitter end, which I hope never comes!  smile

    1. qeyler profile image81
      qeylerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      The fact it does not pay well, it does not get that many hits, chases people to sites where they can write shorter items and get paid more.

    2. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      It isn't easy to think of you as hardcore, Paul.

      Loyal, yes, devoted maybe, given to flogging dead horses, perhaps, lol.

      We certainly both want to see HP succeed.

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image90
        PaulGoodman67posted 21 months ago in reply to this

        I've done fine from this site.  Never a full time income, but certainly a decent part time one, for extended periods of time.

        Sometimes I've worked like a dog and received virtually nothing.  Other times, I do very little and get a very reasonable return. 

        I certainly have no grounds for complaint.  smile

  6. cheaptrick profile image75
    cheaptrickposted 21 months ago

    It's a habit;stop by to see what's changed;check out the forums;shake my head;move on.
    HP was my first internet experience.I lost my web virginity here.I'll never leave (sorry haters) in hopes that things will work out and we'll all live happily ever after.

    1. Marketing Merit profile image88
      Marketing Meritposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Me too.

      I personally don't hate HubPages and believe it to be one of the most reputable sites available for writers. Certainly, I get frustrated with it, from time-to-time, and there are some aspects, such as the 'unfeatured' element that I dislike.

      Nonetheless, as I have said in similar threads, when you write for a third party site, you have to abide by their rules. I am removing unfeatured hubs as they are simply not making money here. Even so,  I like HubPages and still see a place for it in the market. If things do pick-up, then I will certainly be encouraged to write more hubs.

      1. qeyler profile image81
        qeylerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        I am pretty much in the same lane as you are.  My only deviation is that I don't remove unfeatured hubs.  I use hubpages for storage.   Over the years you can post these items on other sites when required.   

        They seem to have the same status as a draft, that is, they don't exist on line.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Same here. Best site of its kind, learned a lot here and there have been many more benefits to writing here.

    3. qeyler profile image81
      qeylerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I think so...It went from top to bottom due to the Panda...now is coming up...they just have to retweak their paradigm

  7. Rafiq23 profile image86
    Rafiq23posted 21 months ago

    I am really sorry, but I disagree with you people. I love hubpages and I will never leave it.Due to recent changes, I am earning more than I expected. Just wait for a month and you will see increase in the traffic. I personally think that things are getting better in favour of hubpages.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Rafiq23
      I agree with you.  I love Hubpages.  My earnings continue to increase each month, as does traffic.

  8. Melody Reice profile image60
    Melody Reiceposted 21 months ago

    Well, that's probably because, if you search your name and "hubpages" nothing shows up(except Facebook). So you need the EXACT link and not ALOT of younger people go on it. No I'm not saying NO YOUNG PEOPLE AT ALL but not alot.

 
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