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Helping a hubpages beginner

  1. Robthom43921717 profile image61
    Robthom43921717posted 7 years ago

    Hello

    I have recently joined hubpages and was wondering if anyone would be kind enought to take me under there wings for a few weeks to help me learn the ropes of hubpages.

    1. frogdropping profile image86
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You have published 21 hubs in 2 weeks. That's good going so you're productive at least. You must have a little idea of what's going on?

      And welcome to hubpages smile

    2. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am no expert, but I can tell you that I learned the ropes by asking specific questions in the proper forum threads and by reading a lot of hubs on hubbing.  I agree that Shirley and Darkside are great resources, and there are many others as well.

      I just read one of your hubs and I can give you a little bit of advice - if you want to be taken seriously and appear credible to readers, you MUST have proper grammar and spelling!

      Know the difference between your and you're and when to use each.

      Capitalize "I" always.

      Don't copy and paste descriptions of items you're writing about from Amazon or elsewhere.  The underwear isn't being sold by you, so your description should not be saying "OUR underwear...."

      You may also want to consider more words - I believe the "experts" here suggest somewhere between 350-800 is best.

      Welcome to HP and good luck!

    3. oderog profile image37
      oderogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to hubpages Robthom43921717, there is no secret at all learn from other hubbers, implement the strategies these hubbers are using, and always be a good student and you will pass your exams. TIME, PATIENCE, DETERMINATION, ORIGINALITY are the only secret you need to know

    4. mailxpress profile image77
      mailxpressposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi and welcome.  Visit my profile and open any of my Hubs.  You will see a capsule linked to my YouTube Channel.  I have created three YouTube Video Clips on how to navigate and use Hubpages.  It took me so long to learn how to use Hubpages and thought I would create some free videos to share with newbies.  Enjoy.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the best way to learn the ropes is to write hubs and read the forums. here is a great link:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/4668

      this way you get input from a diverse cross-section of hubbers. a lot of different hubbers have really good ideas. then you pick and choose what works best for you. (although i will agree that Darkside and a few others' hubs and forum advice are extremely helpful.) good luck!

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    oh yeah what can i do for you

  3. VanesaJae profile image61
    VanesaJaeposted 7 years ago

    I've just joined as well, and I just need some help on getting started :]]

    1. oderog profile image37
      oderogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome, hope by now you have gone through Hubpages FAQ to get started

  4. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Some one mention wings? smile
    Welcome to hubpages, your gonna love it. I would recommend reading others hubs about hubpages there really useful and helped me loads when I first started. Good luck smile

  5. Hope Wilbanks profile image82
    Hope Wilbanksposted 7 years ago

    I agree with wrenfrost56. Read other hubs. Get to know others. You'll find a ton of good info in both the forums and in other hubs. I think the most important thing is to write from your heart and write *quality* content. Don't throw up something just to say you've published a hub. Take your time getting your feet wet, but have fun while you're doing it.

    As far as tips for creating your hubs, here are some things I've learned over the last couple of years (mostly by reading pointers from top hubbers and looking at other hubs):

    - Include images
    - Include relevant videos when possible
    - Break up your content
    - Create sub-headings and headings to make reading easier
    - Share you hubs with others

    Have fun! smile

  6. Robthom43921717 profile image61
    Robthom43921717posted 7 years ago

    ok thank you evryone for your advice.


    Im learning new things evryday and evryone is so helpfull.


    thank you

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    Look up hubs by Shirley Anderson, and darkside. they will show you the ropes and how to make money writing on here.

    1. smyankee profile image61
      smyankeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Please give me the link to learn HubPages

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        Duchess OBluntposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If you click on the "help" button on any page, this is the best place to start.

        but if you need a link, here's one http://bit.ly/1gYiAe

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    If you have any questions, just post them on the forum. As you've seen, helpful hubbers are only a click away smile and what Wren said was right on--check out some hubs, leave some comments--you'll learn a lot that way big_smile

  9. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Robthom, if you haven't done it already, post one or two of your Hubs in the Extreme Hub Makeover section.

  10. Robthom43921717 profile image61
    Robthom43921717posted 7 years ago

    Ok, thanks guys

    Im strugling to keep up with all this lol. I really cant belive how helpfull evryone is.

    I know my grammar should be alot better but thats one of the reasons I came here to improve that.

    Marisa, thanks for that suggestion about posting a few of my hubs in the hub makeover section.

    And ive taken all your advice about looking at the expirenced hubers hubs ive learnt allot from them.



    thank you evryone

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, you said you came here to improve your grammar (you need work on spelling and punctuation, too):

      I'm (apostrophe!)..... can't (apostrophe!) ..... believe (sp) .....a lot (TWO words, not 1!) ..... I've (capitalize, apostrophe) ..... learned ('learnt' is NOT a word)

      Speaking for myself, you just cannot be taken seriously when your grammar, spelling and punctuation are so bad!

  11. shanekruger profile image60
    shanekrugerposted 7 years ago

    keep daily activity on hubpages create hubs and join forums.

  12. Robthom43921717 profile image61
    Robthom43921717posted 7 years ago

    Ok

    I know my grammar, puncuation and spelling is not the best but i really struggled in school and i have a learning difficulty.

    I'm trying my best to improve it and it is getting a lot better. If people dont want to read my hubs because of a few mistakes then it's up to them.

    But still thank you for the advice. But I am allready aware of the fact that my spelling, grammar and puncuation needs to improve.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so does mine. just some friendly advice. if anyones really upset, they wont read it. no big deal. looks like your doing alright. smile

  13. Dame Scribe profile image62
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    There are a lot of Hubs with great tips and advice smile use the Search at the top and peruse the forums too. Takes time and we all started there too so do not feel bad smile do not worry about the critics hmm just use your spellcheck, dictionary, thesaurus and if necessary, English Grammar handbook. wink Welcome to HubPages. smile

  14. Helen Cater profile image60
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages will help you no end with your grammar and punctuation. It's a problem I have too, and sometimes I just can't see where i'm going wrong. You learn something new everyday, keep going back to your hubs and spellcheck them. I find mistakes all the time and know one day I will look at one of my articles and it will be perfect.

  15. Suki C profile image81
    Suki Cposted 7 years ago

    There's some good, helpful advice here.  I agree with the issue of the importance of good spelling, punctuation and grammar.

    As an ex-teacher and ex-proofreader, errors in these  areas  'leap out' at me.

    (Now you'll all find errors in my work smile)

    One other thing that I've noticed - I'm spending so much time here reading hubs, forums etc. I'm finding it hard to actually get down to writing!!!

    1. Dame Scribe profile image62
      Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ahh...the HP Forum Addiction wink you're not alone. lol a few others also afflicted. smile Maybe there's a HP Addict forum wink

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    George Blackposted 7 years ago

    Hey guys. I'm new to hubpages also.  i don't really know the ropes yet. If anyone wants to criticize my hubs it'd me much appreciated wink

    1. ParadiseForever profile image52
      ParadiseForeverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi George,
      Welcome to Hubpages! Don't worry about spelling, grammer, etc. You just start write what you know very well.  In fact, my mothertongue is some other language other than English and my schooling also was not in English Medium.  I have crossed more than 200 hubs. I have been here for more than two years.

      So, don't loose your heart for not knowing English. You will definitely improve; for which you start reading top scoring hubs right from today.  For any other doubt, you are always welcome to the Forum anytime. We are all here to help you.  Keep writing!

    2. ParadiseForever profile image52
      ParadiseForeverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi George,
      Welcome to Hubpages! Don't worry about spelling, grammer, etc. You just start write what you know very well.  In fact, my mothertongue is some other language other than English and my schooling also was not in English Medium.  I have crossed more than 200 hubs. I have been here for more than two years.

      So, don't loose your heart for not knowing English(You said you are an author). You will definitely improve in hubstyle; for which you start reading top scoring hubs right from today.  For any other doubt, you are always welcome to the Forum anytime. We are all here to help you.  Keep writing!

  17. littledevil1983 profile image61
    littledevil1983posted 7 years ago

    hi, i havent been on here long and at 1st was a bit lost, but once i started writing, i havent been able to stop!!!
    Ive said some personal things on here as well as general thoughts and things and i find this a perfect way to let off steam or get something off my chest since i find it easier writing it and stranger reading it than talking to some1 i know. As well as serious stuff, i also have fun on here and when im bored, i use that time to think about my next hub, then im prepared to get typing when im on next :-)
    good luck
    x

 
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