Has Hub Pages helped you grow as a writer, brought frustration, been addictive and cause strain on your relationships,taught you anything?
It has helped me grow...
Getting the opinion of random strangers who like your writing, having people who don't feel obliged to say they like your work just because they know you, is such a rush.
ok here goes.
I like to know about stuff. Not necessarily for any practical reason, but just for the sake of understanding. And I find the interconnectedness of certain subjects fascinating.
So when I write about things I tend to assume everyone is interested in knowing stuff just for the sake of knowing stuff, not because they want some sort of practical advice on how to DO stuff.
Hub pages is mostly angled towards giving people information so they can DO stuff. And believe it or not it's taken me 4 weeks, 3 hubs and lots of reading to understand fact 1: hub pages is NOT an encyclopaedia.
I still want to write about things that interest me, but if I'm going to write on hub pages about subjects I'm interested in I realise (fact 2) I have to be able to wrap those subjects up in an informative and useful package, and even better explain them in an entertaining way. What I call the bullet points and humour method of writing.
I think that's something I have failed to do in my last 2 hubs, which are more akin to short encyclopaedia entries. Maybe that's a bit harsh, but some people have a natural ability at writing the hub way, others don't. I fall into the latter. The subjects I like don't lend themselves well to that treatment either, or maybe I just need to stretch myself a bit and get a bit more creative in delivery. Either way I see it as a challenge, and I like to be challenged.
So if being challenged to deliver information in a way which is outside my comfort zone qualifies, then yes hub pages is helping me grow as a writer, and that growth is not frustrating as such, but very enlightening. And yes I've definitely learned a lot since joining up with hub pages.
If nothing else, I've learned that if I can't get it together here, I can always head over to Wikipedia and starting writing there! But then again, where would be the (ad)sense in that?
E) All the above...But I do love this whacky wild Hub World...and am glad I found this place ...even though it was quite by accident...
HP has DEFINITELY been an addiction for me. I find myself drawn to my computer like never before. I am writing more, and I feel my writing has improved. The encouragement and inspiration I find here are so helpful. Hopefully some day I will actually start making some money! But, for now, I'm lovin' it here on HubPages!
I wish I could say the same. I came on here to write books and poems...but they weren't getting traffic, hurt, I chose to do some more conventional witing and chose subjects I am familiar with. Though those writings get a lot of traffic, writing books/short stories was my passion...
Well I AM New to This Hub Just Want to Get TRAFFIC, To My Hub page. 5 Minutes Site
helped me grow in my writing...check
provided a fan base for my writing....check (i think )
given me wonderful people who have become great friends...check
acted as a stepping stone...check
made me lots of money.... what do you think ??
Provided me with many frustrations and irritations and dissappointment...double check
Overall, I'm glad I came here.
Hubpages has been great for me too! I am learning to write.The help available here has enabled me change some of my opinions, and let me see a lot more of the world view. Loving it!
Hi,nice to see you again.I like you so much .Wish you happy everyday.What you said is the same with me .Loving it too....
So kind of you to say so, I hope you write some hubs soon, I would like to read them. You are very sweet.
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