Is hubbing a waste of time if I don't plan on making any money, but would like to hone my skills? Constructive criticism, along with positive reinforcement would be my goals here instead of profit.
I'm looking to be appreciated for entertainment value as opposed to teaching, advising or promoting products. Perhaps Hub Pages is not the right venue for me.
I just found the thread started by Luanne16 asking, "Do I belong or am I a misfit here on Hubpages?"
My thread may be redundant. There were many comments there that applied to my query.
I still welcome any input if you care to take the time.
You don't have to earn any money if you don't want to, but why wouldn't you want to?
Don't get me wrong, I would welcome money, but I guess I'm realizing this isn't necessarily the place for my style of writing.
I probably need a writers' group for feedback or something. I enjoy posting knowing someone other than myself is reading my essays, but I can't really expect to profit from them here.
You aren't alone. I just write to write...keep me active. Sure, I hope what I write is informative so others will read it. I don't really care if they click an add or not.
It's a plus if I make some, but I really don't care. Hence, why I have so few hubs...I write when I have something to say or a good idea I LIKE.
Lol, there are many poems on here my friend. All kinds of writings are welcome, but making money is just an incentive, not a necessity.
"I write when I have something to say or a good idea I LIKE."
Well put torimari! Thanks for responding.
"Writing is the profit!" Words of wisdom Gracious October.
Writers write. I enjoy writing, but feel I'm working in a vacuum sometimes.
I write just to let off some steam. I don't make any money at it, but I get some good feed backs whether positive or negative. If I make money in the process so be it, but this is my therapy.
I don't really know how to set up to earn either. There are hubs that will help you if you do want to learn.
I'm glad writing is your therapy. It's therapeutic to me as well, but it can also be the reason I need therapy!
I think you'll find many here who write more for self satisfaction than the money. Making a few bucks is just a bonus and kind of a game too. You really have nothing to lose by trying it for a bit. Good luck
Thank you Randy. I guess I'll have to try and tap into the left side of my brain, but my right side is fighting it.
I would love to profit, but I doubt it will happen, the next week or so I have to concentrate on a trade show and the volunteering of my artistic skills at THE BLACK CAT BOUTIQUE..glas blown items , oils, perfums, and jewelry has a huge waiting list and I am not even done for thr craft show saturday, so you probly won't see me for a few days or get a new hub for a week or 2..
Profit would be nice, I doubt I will ever get any, and I do this to let others in on basic things of my knowledge and to relax a bit...so I guess profit does not really matter...
lol..but I can use all the money I can get!!!
Ditto there too although, I do admit that the money would be nice.
B.C.Boutique, when I first started, it was to write and see if anyone would bother reading it. I find some of my most successful Hubs have been from the heart, or on topics I feel really strongly about.
I have learned a lot about what makes a good Hub, and how to attract traffic by reading hubs on those subjects and asking questions - there are lots around if you are interested.
I do have some commercial hubs, but I still prefer to have some story along with the product.
I think you can do both if you are so inclined! But either way, keep writing! You never know who might read your work. Something that gave me a real boost when I was quite new was being nominated for the HubNuggets. It gained me a lot wider readership. You can check out the HubNuggets if you are interested in reading some great writing by some newer hubbers
I like the whole package - writing for fun, meeting other hubbers, reading the hubs of others, and making a little extra money, to boot!
I have earned next to nothing here . So If I measure this by the commerce aspect I ama complete failure . However the bottom line for me is that I thoroughly enjoy having a platform for expressing my views . And I do it in a sometimes humorous fashion and I do it in a sometimes serious fashion . However I have made a multitude of friends not only in the USA but in other countries as well . And every now and again I say something that resonates with other people . How can that be bad ? I have never had any Illusions about me being Hemingway or F Scott Fitzgerald . So I just come here and enjoy the process and have fun . And like I said many times some people take this and themselves way to seriously ! Keep writing and have fun !!!
AND...don't forget Tony, about the multitude of women here who love you!
I am here to share information on technology, play in the forums, meet other hubbers and write because it relaxes me...Anything else is a bonus
ok you caught me...I have nothing better to do
I write for fun
And to meet interesting ,intelligent, amazing people as all my friends here.
One example is ralwus!
Thanks to everybody for their input. Clearly I have been over-thinking this. I will do what I do because I enjoy it and let the cards fall.
It doesn't have to be about making money or getting a high score, it's about writing and people.
Back on track and grateful to be here.
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