As I have been here just about 11 months I have seen and made (As hard as it is to admit) allot of mistakes when publishing hub!
In the best interest of our knew hubbers I thought it would be something to for the veteran hubbers to reflect back at their most embarrassing mistakes and share them helping others to not make the same ones!
I think the most embarrassing mistake I had ever made was I could not get my my hub to publish I sent the H/P staff a letter stating that their server was down and that I needed to have them fix it. After several correspondences with H/P staff I came to realize that my browser was corrupted and I needed to fix my problem on my end!
I was so embarrassed because out of pure frustration I began telling the staff their job and all long I did not even know mine "To listen to the experts"
I do not know my mistake yet, but I think I have got the most unpredictable and miserable HubScore here, with 100 hubs my score is only 75 more or less. I wish I could know my mistake
My mistake was to place two affiliate backlinks and self serving RSS feeds in each hub. That drug my hup score to lower depths than whale dung.
The most embarressing thing for me was thinking I had to submit my hubs to google. I even asked about it in the forum! There are probably many others but as yet don't know what they are.
My worse mistake was being in a foul mood, common on the forums and really making people feel horrible. Several hubbers were shocked by my behavior e-mailed me and asked what was wrong, I had never acted that way before. Needless to say I straightened up and realized it was not me either, so I apologized for being rude and made it a better day.
2nd mistake publishing a empty hub, lololo I pushed the wrong button Oh God it was embarassing.
I am always forgetting to do the summary text. If you want to attract outside traffic your summary text is what will pull them in and I always seem to forget to look at it and make sure its decent
I used a pic once that was not public domain, errr, oops
Then you have small typos that are a bit embarrassing if you missed em.
Mine was not using competitive keywords. I also went on a "fanning spreee" on my first day here, where I tried to get fans (or followers, as the case may be).
Spelling is my biggest mistake. One time on the forums I made a post asking why we could not add a calendar to the hubs..becuase of my brilliant typing I ended up asking about "a$$ing a calendar" instead...
Being afraid to publish things. Some of my most read hubs have been ones that I wrote and sat on for months, because I didn't think anyone would like them.
Then, there was taking the forums seriously and/or personally. Had to get over that, and realize it was a place to have fun, and if I wasn't having fun, to leave.
I think the weirdest thing I have seen ona hub is placing the comments capsule at the top of the hub.
I have horrid typing skills.....and never notice in time........but so far no one has made me feel bad about it. thanks gus!!
EDIT: Oh did you mean my mistakes? I have horrible typing skills, too.
However, I saw someone having a review hub saying, "to stay away from this product", (I did not check if that was copy+pasted -- I think it was) then an amazon capsule selling that particular product. That is just plain wrong.
one short paragraph of copy which didn't make sense and nothing else. But hey, maybe I have one or two of those also from the beginning days. Who knows!
oh the typos!
I guess that type of mistake seems the worst to me, on a site for writers.
And I'm probably guilty of it now and then myself. ha
I deleted a comment box full of lovely comments by accident, I've published an empty hub, and I tried to use an Amazon UK account even though HP only accepts Amazon US so I had to reapply. No sales as yet anyway xD All my boxes are CDs and no1 seems to want to buy music any more. Oh well
i think publishing an empty hub without knowing it for 3 weeks is a bad mistake for me.. since im new here..
OH MY GOD PUBLISHING AN EMPTY HUB THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I WOULD DO! (LOL)
As we have all made many mistakes on Hub pages I think one of the biggest mistake we all have made; is we are forgeting we are a community!
Hub pages has a saying and That is "HUB LOVE". I have seen fights breaking out in the forums and hubs posted to insult another hubber or their beliefs.Is This Hub Love?
Where is the hub love in this community? Why does the staff of Hub Pages have to watch and snoop around trying to do their best to catch all the hate and spite all around that flat should not be!
In the little time I have been here; I have gotten myself in forum fights; and I believe that a few of y'all can attest to it! However what happened to the old time act of accepting our wrong and being the first one to change?
when I come across Hubs that are directed out of pure spite and hate I often wonder to myself why all this spite!
We are writing interdependently and joining as a community to support one another but yet now days all you ind is bickering and fussing amougst one another.
Many of us will never meet the one that we are having a tantrum with (No punt intended Tantrum LOL) however we are still admit to cause unnecessary hate.
OK I have vented enough I started this forum to say what most of us are making our mistake on is we have failed to give "Hub Love"
Blessings To All And May You Find Some Hub Love All Around
not using the spell checker when i first started hubbing. i bet some of my old hubs have spelling errors in them
Bet the spell check didn't help you out one bit!
Oh lordy! Spelling and typos are a daily nemesis - and I keep fnding them. But I had a bad day too and took it out in the forums. I was terribly embarrassed and kicked myself for days.
Well I once published a hub entitled "How To Annoy The Host." Right here I revealed some tactics that you should employ at parties if you do not like the host or the other guests!
Later I felt embarrassed that I had revealed some of the things that readers would think that I have done!
So ... I simply unpublished that hub!
The worst mistake I have ever made was to stop reading my hubs out loud before I publish them. Since I have stopped doing that I often catch a spelling error or typo after it hits the airwaves.
Then again, some people publish hubs and NEVER figure out they don't truly know how to write in English so I don't feel bad.
for me personally, on a hub I've written...BRICK WALL OF TEXT...
for ones I've read...spelling errors (not typos...a typo is something like writing "actualy" instead of actual, or flip-flopping a letter or two...) I'm talking REAL spelling errors or confusion of their there and they're is something that just personally bugs the CRAP out of me
I Hurriedly typed my first hub immediatley after i registered and went straight to the forum to ask for review without taking time to look around.
The first to responses that i got then made me went back to take a closer look at my hub. So embarrassing.
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