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HubPages "How To"

  1. Peter M. Lopez profile image92
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    I still consider myself fairly new to HubPages, so I'm no expert, but I've noticed a flood of "how tos" on writing HubPages by new hubbers. 

    I don't mean this to be critical, some are well written, but Is this something that's fairly typical, everyone's an expert 15 minutes after they join?  Has it always been this way?

    I've been here 6 weeks, so my "how to" is long over due.

  2. gamergirl profile image62
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I think that if a 'how-to' guide to Hubpages is written by a new hubber, I'm going to take it with a grain of salt, but also may read through it to see if it has any new content.  I believe darkside writes some awesome hubs about how to work things on the site:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/capsules
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Referrals
    http://hubpages.com/hub/howhubworks
    http://hubpages.com/hub/What_Is_Adsense
    http://hubpages.com/hub/how
    http://hubpages.com/hub/about

    All of these hubs are VERY good reads, and highly suggested reading for brand new hubbers, in my not-so-humble opinion.

    1. WriterGig profile image79
      WriterGigposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for the great list! Those are awesome. smile

  3. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I'm with you Peter. And at the risk of starting another argument, it's a little difficult to swallow.

    gamergirl is quite right, darkside's how to hubs are excellent.

  4. Peter M. Lopez profile image92
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    Absolutely.  I fully appreciate the "how tos" by everyone who has been around for a while.  I read Darkside's hubs very early on, and they are great.  I would recommend them to anyone who is new.

    I was just having a little fun at our (the newbies) expense since WE know it all.

  5. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    I had waited until I was here 16 minutes before I started writing them. big_smile

    But seriously, I know what you mean. It will either be full of errors because they haven't properly experimented and experienced the system that they're trying to explain, or it'll just be a rehash of someone elses work.

    I see the same thing all the time with Adsense. I am a moderator at an Adsense chat forum and quite often the new people asking questions, like "I'm not making any money from Adsense" are talking about their sites which, surprise surprise, are all about "making money with Adsense!".

    1. Whitney05 profile image64
      Whitney05posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Oh stop braggin because you're apparently a Hubbing genius. ;-) Just kidding.. Brag away. ;-)

      They are good 'How To's' though. I too, have checked them out.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I'm two months away from becoming a Hubbing Genius big_smile

        And then there's the Guru title.

        Which should only ever be worn by people who are actually making a living from whatever they're 'guruing'.

        Though I have made enough money from HubPages to last me the rest of my life.

        Provided I'm dead before this weekend starts.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Can I have your hubs?

          1. darkside profile image81
            darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

            You’ll take my hubs when you pry them from my cold dead fingers.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image59
              Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

              I'll be over this weekend big_smile

        2. Jerrico Usher profile image61
          Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          darkside wrote:



          thats dam funny!  you had me going I was thinking wow how much did he make?

        3. kpfingaz profile image77
          kpfingazposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Lol...funny.

          I think you said that with a straight face.

  6. gamergirl profile image62
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    You're very welcome, WriterGig!  There are quite a few amazing writers here on Hubpages.  I feel lucky to have so many capable authors around me. 

    It is kind of like being the average looking girl at a party with a bunch of bikini models.

    Which now makes me wonder what size bikinis jimmy, Mark, Misha and Paul would wear.. HAHA

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Well, if you must know, I take an XXXXXXXL

      And a medium on top big_smile

      1. gamergirl profile image62
        gamergirlposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        What'cha gonna do with all that junk.. all that junk inside that trunk..

        big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

  7. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    God, you make me feel old. sad

  8. gamergirl profile image62
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    WriterGig, definitely give us an update after you've soaked up the lovely knowledge darkside has set out.  If you have any questions, post 'em on the board and I'm sure folks who have been here longer than I have will answer 'em pretty swiftly.

 
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