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Another new writer on hubpages. Help.

  1. madeline crow profile image60
    madeline crowposted 8 years ago

    I just joined Hubpages and I have no idea how this works. I need help and I'm willing to take any constructive critism offerd me. Please don't be cruel. I'm just another writer trying to get my voice heard.

  2. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Can you be more specific about what you're looking for? CC of your style, or CC of your writing?

    1. madeline crow profile image60
      madeline crowposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose both. I would like to make money at this. Also anything that can improve me as writer is a very good thing.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Things seem to have gone off on a tangent, so I'll try and bring it back to your original question.

        You're a good writer and you obviously have talent, but in my opinion (and I could be wrong) you can use Hubpages in two ways:

        (1) As a platform to show of your writing, gain help and criticism, make friends and in turn improve your writing skills.

        (2) For making money - If this is your primary purpose, then in my opinion poetry/prose etc.  probably won't do it for you.  product reviews, how to guides, informative fact based articles, etc. are far more likely to bring in traffic and in turn convert to dollars.

        The two methods can be mixed to a certain degree, but it's up to you to decide why you are here!

        1. lxxy profile image60
          lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Oh man, I agree with you Mrvoodoo. But you're seeing something you've yet to understand. It's not a tangent, it's an infection...and a tool for 30 day hubbers. wink

          Love,

          lxxy

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
            Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            lol, yeah I've yet to figure out what you're all up to, I've been semi following your posts and understand that there's some crazy shit going on but I just can't figure out what it is. smile

            It would of almost been worth signing up to this hub challenge just to find out what this game is all about (especially as I aim to do at least 30 in the next 30 days anyway).  Far as I can tell Ixxy there may be more than meets the eye with you. smile

            Thanks for the mail.

            Love,

            Voodoo

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I read your second Hub, Artist, its nonsense ...smile I thought it was great. Couple spelling mistakes but otherwise great job. Pulls one in and keeps drawing them in. Welcome to HubPages! smile

    1. madeline crow profile image60
      madeline crowposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. That really does mean a lot to me.

  4. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Madeline - I too have read your first hub. I 'got' it, I read it through completely (I wanted to) and enjoyed it.

    I would have left you a comment had you installed a comment box. Perhaps put one in? I would and do. Also, you're profile is bare. I like to know a little about a hubber. It could be complete nonesense (like mine) but you still get a feel for the person. Also, break the hub down a bit. Smaller paragraphs etc. If you give me a minute I'll find a link or two to others who have hubbed on many similar topics smile

    1. madeline crow profile image60
      madeline crowposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank You. I will definitely do something about my profile box. What hub do I need to make smaller paragraghs? I have two.

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I was talking of the one I read. I'd put the comment capsule/box in too. Makes it so that you can interact etc. And coast around some of the hub elders hubs. That should give you an idea of presentation re you're own hubs.

        Look at «««« and check out how long I've been around. Same as you, two weeks. So I'm not the best to advise. But I watch. listen and learn wink

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I read one of your hubs ,was good too ,like froggo said adding paragraphs or an extra capsule with subtitle would work too. would help reader keep interested.
          I remember when I was very new ,those capsule things drove me nuts and my first hub had an empty one ,hahaha, but the more you ask and try ,the better you get ( well thats my story)...

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          Janettaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          hub elders--I like that smile  And you can take froggy's advice. She knows of what she speaks smile  Checking out others' hubs is some of the best advice i can give as well.  It gives you a feel for the basic flow that is expected. (text, pictures, comment box, placement of each, etc.)  i think the profile addition is good too--people like to know a little about who they are reading smile

  5. aniketgore profile image69
    aniketgoreposted 8 years ago

    Keep patiences and keep witting you will improve over time.

  6. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    About capsules etc http:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/capsulesandlayout

    Lots of info here. And presented well smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hub-Trek---The-Next-Generation

    Happy reading wink

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Elder hubs lol what? lol

  8. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3523322662_0aafee4bd6.jpg?v=0

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      lxxy - lol - you little bugger you. If you think I'm falling for this again! Last time I adjusted the resonance field thresholds on my MSB all I could pick up was the bloody Clangers hmm

      1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
        Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I remember The Clangers . . . anyone remember Noggin the Nog?

  9. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I do, Teresa! Hah, and I'm not even 30 yet! My ex liked the old shows smile

  10. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Not familiar with any Nogg but the kind with alcohol wink (two references hidden there...)

  11. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Hi everybody smile I'm Becki, and a few of you knew that. I've got my real picture in my avatar so why not my real name, too, right?

    Anyway, I am a writer. I know, I know, it's kind of like standing up in AA and saying "I'm Becki and I'm a... writer." It's kind of like an addiction anyway, isn't it? I've found over the years that I just can't stop writing, so I keep doing it. And doing it. And doing it. I just can't help myself! I suppose that there is some kind of a program for weirdos like me, but I haven't found it yet.

    I'm engaged in the 100 hub challenge. I am! I bet you couldn't guess that I would do that! And, I think I was the first, after Hup, to get involved from the Hubpages side of things. Ryan tricked me into it, but he didn't mean to smile He's a good guy!

    I've done four hubs so far. I can't believe it! I worry -- a lot -- about the quality of the hubs. My most recent one is kind of a mess, but I knew it would be. I'll probably fix it up a bit this weekend. I need to get some pictures and talk to Charlie a bit about what I'm going to do. The restaurant doesn't need that much more business but I like to think I'm helping them somehow, and maybe me besides.

    Out of those four hubs that I did, one of them is over 2400 words long (MS Word says 2600, HP says 2400). I'd love to know what you guys think about the hub. It's a *very* personal thing and I would prefer to leave any personal criticism out of it. I'm more interested in knowing whether or not you all think that I succeeded at a flagship-style hub in limited time. And yes, there are five images, three videos and ten relevant links.

    So, what do you think?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife

    1. Staci-Barbo7 profile image89
      Staci-Barbo7posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Becki, I think you've done a great job putting together a flagship-style hub in such a short time. 

      I generally like to have several reference links within the hub in addition to links to related articles at the end of the hub, but that format wouldn't really do as well for your hub, given your  conversational style and since very little in the way of unfamiliar terminology or complex material is presented.  The one link I would provide within the hub is a link to an online database that gives different translations of the scripture, to amplify the scripture reference for anyone interested.

      Even though it's controversial, you've done a good job of presenting your beliefs persuasively in a non-judgmental way.

  12. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone it is partytime at HubPages. Not really, but my latest hub entry is about partying. I am not nervous one bit about the hub challenge that I entered. I have signed up for the big one, 100 hubs in 30 days. Well day one hasn't even ended and I already have four hubs completed.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Partytime

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      Whikatposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Woo Hoo DWilliamson, Congrats on the 4, and she's off like a rocket.(referring to you and E.M) :-)

  13. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    I like Everyday Miracles hub, http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife because I too am Christian. I agree with what she says about being a submissive wife. It is a personal choice. Excellent hub, Everyday Miracles.

  14. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Debbie, you might want to check into finding out the minimum number of words to get indexed by Google. I think it might be 350 in which case you *just* fell short (I mean, like two sentences short). I'd hate to see you not get indexed because of something like that!

    I am like you, I don't party much. I'm not a drinker in general (once in a blue moon I'll have a cocktail, but never to excess) and I don't party much. I'm hoping for my thirtieth though!

  15. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Good stuff, nice to meet you guys! smile I'm working on my first hub ever here so I'm a bit occupied, sorry for the wait to respond!

  16. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I'm going to go work on Lincoln! Would you believe that hub is scored at 73 and isn't published?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I believe it E.M my sons attended a school called 'Lincoln High'
      and that was in New Zealand!! Good luck with that Hub too.

  17. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Thank you, Staci! I really appreciate the feedback and I will seek out the translator necessary and get that linked within the context of the hub.

    I am at the moment working on a hub about Abraham Lincoln (an overview, really) and in that case will be putting in several contextual links as the hub is not in general conversational.

    Oddly, I'm having a struggle to find some of those links I need, but I'm sure it will right itself in the end smile

    1. Staci-Barbo7 profile image89
      Staci-Barbo7posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Becki, You're welcome.  An overview of Abraham Lincoln's life/contribution is a wonderful topic for a hub.  He was a fascinating man who, like some other modern leaders, came into a position of leadership at a critical time in history. The biographical material I have read on Lincoln absolutely convinces me of the depth of the man's integrity, personally and politically.

  18. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Staci, I've been unlucky. When I was in school we didn't learn a lot about him. I'm learning about Lincoln for the first time and I'm tempted to buy a ton of books about him now! This is one hub in a series of hubs about a particular set of presidents that I'm doing and I plan on expanding on all of it in the end smile

  19. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Okay guys, I'm going to go through your stuff now!

    (G|M says this is one way to keep a HubScore up, sooo....)

    Here's my first Hub! I hope you like it.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/messageofhope

    Y.T.,

    lxxy

    http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/05/11-1556083902T.gif

    1. futonfraggle profile image83
      futonfraggleposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Your message of hope is very inspiring, lxxy. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

  20. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Not published, lxxy!

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Hi all. You can call me J. I, too, am a writing addict. My most recent hub is all about accepting the hub challenge. It's my first entry, though not my first hub so I know it's a little on the short side. I am hoping not to stray from my (hopefully) humerous and lighthearted norm and still put out quality hubs while churning them out for the challenge. I'm going to try and make it to 60 in 30--but def. gonna do 30. So, what do you think??  Too short? Written ok?? I accept any and all criticisms thrown my way (I may not follow the advice, but that's a different story LOL)

    http://hubpages.com/hub/30-Hubs-in-30-Days-Challenge

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    I also enjoyed EM/Becki (what should I call u now?? smile) hub,
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife
    about being a submissive wife.  I admire her ability to do something she believes in and be vocal about her stance.  That moves anybody up a notch in my book smile

    My only suggestion, is that you add a hubchallenge banner to the beginning of the hub. I wasn't quite sure if it was part of the contest or not until I saw the hubchallenge tag.

  23. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I think I might tag the banner on the end, J. I don't want to make it so prominent that it comes up as the main image. I'm going to edit the hubs I've done today tomorrow.

    Lincoln is still going strong and I'm working on another one now!

    I would say that yours is just long enough to say what you need to say, which is what I've found with most of your hubs! Way to go!

  24. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    you go, EM!  Crank them puppies out!!  I know you will have no problem with the challenge at all.  you'll have 100 at least when it's all said and done smile

    Ixxy, if your hub is part of the challenge add a hubchallenge tag to it

    Ixxy's hub http://hubpages.com/hub/messageofhope about time travel was very interesting. I found it very thought provoking. Good start on your first hub!

    1. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Taken care of! Moving onto reading yours (and others!)

      Y.T.,

      lxxy

      http://img6.glowfoto.com/images/2009/05/11-1556083902T.gif

  25. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Hey guys, I just started with EM's post...the Hub here http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife

    It's a very dandy and pure tell all of her life, and of her perceptions within her marriage. I commend you for your awesome talent! I can't complain about a derned thing, other than maybe doing some underlining, bolding, etc.

    Neat stuff! Thanks!

  26. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    I just read EM's hub too.

    Fantastic
    Lots of info too! meaty

    Im off to read dwilliamsons hub now.
    hey I made the big 10 and I even make a cake ,keep it up hubbers! and I will save ya some...hehe

  27. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    I liked the good Doctor's hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Partytime

    It's a very good way to look at partying, knowing your limits, and knowing that it is okay to stick to your guns!

    Good job! Keep'em coming!

  28. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    I loved Janetta's message about beginning a hub challenge. She is pushing for 100....and I know she can do it!

    Here's her words, best said, of course...by her:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/30-Hubs-in-30-Days-Challenge

  29. futonfraggle profile image83
    futonfraggleposted 8 years ago

    Woo Hoo. Frogdropping, I loved your Ode to Insanity. What a great hub smile

    Keep 'em coming!

  30. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Ahh, yes, how shall I forget frogdropping?!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/insanity

    Her ode to insanity is as Dimitri Martin would describe it..."crazy awesome."

    It's also her first hubchallenge hub, so check it out!

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      Janettaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Loved It!! big_smile

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Ok ladies and gents...and frogs smile here's number two--- an honest and only very slightly humerous look at the innerworkings of J. Hope you like it big_smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Stressfulsituations

  32. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Ode to Insanity made me laugh! I loved it, and the mention!

  33. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    DWilliamson has another new hub I've gleamed from another part of HP...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Sewing-Machin … t-Worth-It

    Leave her your kind thoughts, 'cause its an interesting read. Nudge her to stay with us, so we can keep giving each other updates!

    Love,

    lxxy

  34. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Just got sidetracked there, sorry. Does anyone like to sew? If so, please read #5 of 100 in my hub challenge hubs http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Sewing-Machin … t-Worth-It

    1. futonfraggle profile image83
      futonfraggleposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I love your hub. My Mother in Law gave me a sewing machine and I have no idea how to use it. I mean, she showed me how to use it, but I have no idea how to thread the darn thing.

      I believe my sewing machine is a Singer, too. Maybe I'll get brave and attempt to thread it again. What's the worst thing that could happen? If I become a human ball of string, just roll me down the road and put a Canada's Weirdest Roadside Attraction sign over my head.

      1. dwilliamson profile image60
        dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I'll watch out for you.

  35. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Frogdropping, I love your hub, Ode to Insanity.

  36. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Hey everyone just wanted to keep everyone safe and sound during the spring with #6 hub, Spring Safety. http://hubpages.com/hub/Spring-Safety-Tips

  37. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Does anyone ever wonder about what your cushions would look like if they had new fabric covering them? Check out
    #7 of 100
    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-New-Look-to-Some-Old-Cushions

  38. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    Today I have quilts on my mind. This is #8 of 100 in the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge. http://hubpages.com/hub/Patricks-Quilt

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    Alright, I have two on theroster so far for today. They are all about the storm we suffered this weekend. It's a two-parter. 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/WeatheringTheStorm
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Weathering-The-Storm--Pt1

    technically the second is part two but I guess I screwed up the URL

  40. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    I really like Nelle's hub on chaise lounges, http://hubpages.com/hub/chaise-lounge-outdoor. It was very informative. I do admit that I don't have much time to be reading other's hubs. I do make an effort though to get to at least two or three hubs from other hubbers from this challenge to read per day.

  41. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I like the look of the new cushions, Debbie! The link to Nelle's hub that you posted is wrong sad

  42. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    I need some encouragement, guys. I've been up since 7 and now it's almost 2 and I've only gotten one hub done! And I started that one last night!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Cedar-Point---- … ement-Park

  43. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Here's my second one: http://hubpages.com/hub/wherecorpslie

    And EM, I'm here for you smile

    I have to run to the store, I'll be going over everyone's latest posts when I get back!

    Lurve,

    lxxy

  44. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    As a writer, I should have known that today was Limerick Day. Well now I know so I wanted to share it with you, #9 of 100, http://hubpages.com/hub/Limerick-Day.

  45. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    A Message for you guys!

    Moving on to reading your Hubs now. smile

    1. Everyday Miracles profile image91
      Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Is it just that my speakers are that weak?

      1. lxxy profile image60
        lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, okay, I'll pump up the volume...when I can, now its off to your Hubs. smile

        1. Everyday Miracles profile image91
          Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks! I turned it all the way up and I couldn't hear *anything* lol

  46. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    I just read a very interesting hub from Hup Challenge on a peanut butter alternative. http://hubpages.com/hub/Low-Fat-Healthy-Peanut-Butter

  47. Everyday Miracles profile image91
    Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years ago

    Could somebody please give my Cedar Point article a read, rate, review? I'm feeling a bit discouraged as my articles are quite long for the most part and it's going to be hitting about 120,000 words for by the end of the challenge if I keep going at this rate. Thanks!

  48. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I'll go do that now...need to boot into windows.

  49. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    I have quilting on my mind today. Here is hub #10 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge, http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Quilt-I-Never-Got.

    1. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey. Dwilliamson, that last link didn't go through correctly.

      Also, while we're excited you're making GREAT headway, don't forget to read our hubs, too! We're here to help you, and help is a two way street. smile <3

      1. dwilliamson profile image60
        dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for pointing that out, here is the link that should work. http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Quilt-I-Never-Got

        Yes, I am trying my hardest to get to other people's hubs too.

  50. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    The improved message!

    Back to reading... smile

 
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