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  1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
    ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago

    I've posted some of my poetry, but I really don't know much about this site. Would love some constructive criticism. Thanks smile

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages! There are many poets here and you can bet you will fit right in. Once you get really comfortable it becomes an addiction. smile

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image87
      Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't really know much about poetry-- but some here, do. Welcome. Come in and look around. You might like it.

    3. Freya Cesare profile image75
      Freya Cesareposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages. We have several great poets here, also wonderful community to shares the thought. I hope you will like it. smile

    4. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A lot of real poets were here, they packed their hubs and left. Disillusionment, perhaps?

      1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
        ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why do you say that?

    5. snagerries profile image75
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hubpages is a great platform to share your content and you will get a lot of readers here.

    6. Sullen91 profile image83
      Sullen91posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if you want to adopt the easier, modernist approach of slicing and dicing some minced prose that you sell as poetry on the label, it wouldn't hurt to throw in some poetic techniques; think assonance, consonance, rhyme,  chiasmus, alliteration...

      1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
        ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        By posting this, do you mean that I do not use enough poetic techniques?

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Rae, I advise you to completely ignore Sullen91. He's been pot stirring all over the forums claiming grand knowledge of writing despite having only written 7 hubs in 3 months.

          If you check out some of his other posts you'll discover he has nothing good to say about anyone but himself.

          1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
            ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ah. Advice taken. Thank you. smile

  2. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
    ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for the encouragement smile

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! smile

    There are a lot of poetry writers on HubPages. I have written a piece or two(or ten). lol

    I'm not sure why you're on HubPages, (a) to write for the sake of writing or (b) to write and earn while doing so.

    Your profile page is so other writers and readers can get to know you. So, please do fill it out by talking about yourself. I am one to talk, because my profile says nothing about me, but my writing does. But, whatever you do...add something to it.

    There are plenty of hubs to read, if you want to earn, but that's another story for another time.

    Just to let you know, you came into the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread, which means, that you can post links to your hubs, like 2-3 or 4 like poems size.

    There is no self-promotion allowed in the forums. But posting links here is allowed. I have taken the liberty to post the 3 hubs you've written, so you do not have to.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Insecurity-and-Trust
    http://hubpages.com/hub/For-Alex
    http://hubpages.com/hub/ohmygoodnessrae

    I'm off to check them out. smile

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I read each and commented on them. smile

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so much for the information!
      I skimmed through it just now, but I will be back several times to reread and follow your advise. It's so late right now, I can't really concentrate on much and I am about to sleep. But this is very appreciated. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. smile Sleep well and be safe. smile

  5. Fluffymetal profile image77
    Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago

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    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. smile

  6. RedElf profile image86
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages - so glad you've connected with Cags! Nice to meet you. You will find lots of poets here - nice to meet another.

    A posie for you...
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    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey RedElf, thank you for the ringing endorsement. smile tongue Nice to see you again and hope you are well. I've been doing well. smile

      1. RedElf profile image86
        RedElfposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nice to see you, too Cags! I am well - have been very busy with non-Hub life, but will be around more now wink

  7. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    a very warm welcome, the more poets the merrier..... I will take a look at your work.

  8. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
    ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago

    Wow I didn't expect such a warm welcome. I'm already beginning to like HubPages! Thank you for taking the time to read and help me out. smile
    Cagsil, I'm here mostly because I love to write, but if I can also manage to earn, that would be great! I'm working on my profile now.

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Good afternoon Rae.

    Here are a couple of hubs for reading to get you started.

    Frogdropping, a wonderful writer and a beautiful woman, wrote a couple of hubs about helping out new people.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Help
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-blueprint

    Darkside, an awesome writer, wrote hubs on the basics of HubPages.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/how
    http://hubpages.com/hub/capsules
    http://hubpages.com/hub/howhubworks
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubscore
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-works

    That should be enough for now. I have others, but let's get you on your way first, then worry about earnings and what needs to be done for that to happening.

    Happy Reading! smile big_smile tongue lol cool

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome. I'll start that now. smile Thanks
      Btw, Cags, my profile pic is me. I don't know how to reply to the messages I get without commenting on a Hub, but I'll learn. Still trying to keep up haha.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I asked the question in my fan mail to you, so you could answer it in this forum thread, because I knew you were here already. smile big_smile You're welcome too. smile

        1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
          ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh! Ok I feel like I'm getting the hang of this now . . a little. lol

  10. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Welcome

    You will find that this is a wonderful dating site...

    but people are way to focused on writing things and making money

    smile

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Haha I don't think I'll be using the dating aspect of it any time soon.

      Quick question, are you actually Greek?

      The reason I'm asking is because I am mostly Greek.

      smile

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        .... I AM Greece

        tongue

        1. leeberttea profile image60
          leebertteaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No! I thought you were Canadian?

          1. Greek One profile image77
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            same thing

        2. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
          ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Got it. Haha. tongue

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Rae,

    Don't be mad... lol tongue

    Check out this thread...

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/47764?p … ost1130423

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lol. I'll go ahead and take that as a compliment. Optimism couldn't hurt. wink

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's a compliment, so please do take it as one. wink tongue smile

  12. Joy56 profile image59
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    i think i will go back to basis and take a look at some of these hubs too thanks Cagsil

  13. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Welcome to the site! I'm a poet at heart but I write because I want money... in all honesty, you will never make money writing poetry at hubpages (or 99% probably not). But you will get some great constructive criticism.

    So you can make money here, but the best way to do that is well - read some of the great hubs by people who do make money (some listed by other hubbers above!). Basically how to, informational and sales hubs make money. Creative writing rarely does (unless you're really lucky or find a topic people are googling.)

    Good luck and feel free to throw any questions out at the forums!

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the advice, WryLilt. I'll remember that.
      I'll have to see if I can branch out a bit and make some money, but I'm really here for the love of writing and for some criticism. smile

  14. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Rae,

    How are you today? smile big_smile

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hello, Cags.
      I'm well. How are you doing?

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm doing well.

        However, I just realized it now and you might not know it, if you haven't read any of my hubs(which I do not mind if you haven't), but....

        My first name is Ray, short for Raymond. lol lol lol

        I just now started to laugh about it. big_smile smile tongue

        1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
          ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I realized that this evening as well. So I started exploring your profile a bit, and I read your bio. I found it very interesting. I've been browsing through people who've followed me trying to keep up with everyone's work. I'll end up commenting on your hubs, I'm sure. smile

          That is really interesting - I'm named after my grandfather, Raymond. big_smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

            I was named after my father. smile

          2. Greek One profile image77
            Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            is Raymond short for the Greek names George or Nick??

            1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
              ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I have no idea . . . lol

  15. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
    ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago

    Hey, I figured while we have this conversation still alive and going, I might take this chance to get people to visit a profile of my friend's.
    When he found out that I was using HP and how much it inspired me to write even more now that I have a way to share it, he decided to make one too so that he can both keep track of my work and post some of his own.
    He is a musician, so I think he will mostly post lyrics. He may do other things as well.
    He hasn't posted anything yet, but he will. smile
    Here is his profile:

    http://hubpages.com/profile/RonakBear

    Thanks, guys!

  16. SteveoMc profile image90
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago

    What the heck is that ad doing in here?

    Anyway, I love prose of all types, technical, funny, how to, etc., never can get why people like poetry.  However, I did read yours and was pleasantly surprised that I didn't mind them too much.   From me, that is a complement. 

    Welcome to HubPages, looks like you are gonna' do well!

    1. ohmygoodnessrae profile image59
      ohmygoodnessraeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What ad are you talking about?

      I guess I will take that as a compliment . . if you didn't mind my work.

 
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