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Help, advice on my first Hubpage

  1. MMA profile image60
    MMAposted 8 years ago

    Hi Guys,

    I just created my first hub page, would appreciate any advice on improving it both for readers and earning potential.

    Anaerobic Conditioning for MMA Training


  2. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages.

    Please be advised that it is frowned upon entering the forums for the sole purpose of promoting your hubs.  You may want to read the thread Maddie Rudd (a long-time hubber and all around awesome gal, as well as Hubpages staff member and forum moderator) created which contains all kinds of awesome information you need to know about Hubpages:

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. MMA profile image60
      MMAposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Its frowned up to ask for advice on improving the hub?

      Kind of counter-community to me...

  3. dodonnell profile image61
    dodonnellposted 8 years ago


    Unforunately, unlike squidoo there really isnt an area in the forum dedicated to critiquing new hubs. Although if you look through the forums a lot of people are asking exactly that in a slightly more sneaky manner (will this hub work? for example).

    However, I would say good first hub, check this sentence, looks like you may have missed a word or two:

    "For an MMA Fighter, anaerobic exercise part of their training regimine..."

    Add a few more images, other than that, looking good.

  4. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Not that at all, MMA.  However, to come to the forums having made no posts at all, no hubs at all, and wanting folks to read your hubs (a.k.a. promoting your hub to new readers) is something the forums see a LOT of.  I do mean A LOT.

    Reading the FAQ that is colored a nice shade of red if I remember rightly, and is even stickied (meaning it sits at the top of the forum section at all times) is the best way to get the official and comprehensive "first-timer" help you need.

  5. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image80
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    You may not know the rules of the forum.Some very senior hubbers-Grandma? are here to teach you.
    I have read your hub and think you need few help or advice . Pls put some more tags.
    Jyoti kothari

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Jyoti, is it an attack or just a bad English?

  6. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image80
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    It is not an attack nor a bad english ( though I am not an english speaking ).
    It is a respect shown to a very senior hubber and her advice.
    If my respect hearts some one i apologise. There is no intention to do so.

  7. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Hey now!  I'm no grandma.. LOL

    Thank you for the compliment, Jyoti, I'm just trying to make sure the hard work Maddie does is seen, appreciated and put to use whenever possible. 

    I am by no means a very senior hubber, but after a few months you get to figuring out the rules pretty darn well I think.  wink

  8. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    MMA -

    It's rather lacking in information. You do not go into specifics in any way. All generalizations which really could be cut down to about 3 sentences.

    You do not explain anything in any depth.

    This part for instance:

    "The muscles developed under anaerobic conditions behave in a different way and are actually more efficient in short, powerful burst periods (lasting anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes)."

    This doesn't really mean anything without some sort of explanation of what anaerobic means. And behave in a different way to what?

    Or this:

    "Lactic acid is known to build up in all individuals who undergo intense activity o exercise. Activity that lasts from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, begin to rely on lactic acid. The anaerobic energy system can be developed in most individuals by using what is called an interval training program. The major philosophy behind this interval training program is that one allows only for partial recovery after each exercise."

    What is lactic acid? Interval training?

    And this:

    "There are various exercises one can use to boost your anaerobic tolerance it is not possible to list them all in this article,"

    Why not? The page can be as long as you like it. You could have maybe given a detailed description of exercises and what benefits they provide.

    So, on the whole, there is not really any information on this page. It looks dull but you could spice that up with some decent photographs.

    And perhaps some instructional youtube videos - a huge range  including workouts, drills and technique specific videos showing the exercises perhaps?

    This is a pretty low-quality of information at the moment, but I am sure you could fix that.

    I also noticed a lot of spelling mistakes. They are easily fixed with a spell checker though.

    My pleasure big_smile

  9. MMA profile image60
    MMAposted 8 years ago

    @ gamergirl - I suppose I would be more warmly received if I went into the 'Last one to post is the Winner!' thread and spammed that with 'I win' 100 times???

    @ Mark - Thank you, you obviously read the hub. I will take on board your constructive criticism and work on it.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think you need to apologize. Nobody spams anybody there, people are having fun talking to one another.
      If you don't understand something, it is not a reason to offend others.

    2. darkside profile image84
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you think that that is spam then you don't know what spam is.

  10. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Gee, I was being nice to you too.  Way to be a jerk.

  11. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    MMA, if everyone who wrote a Hub started a new thread saying "look at this!", the forums would be swamped.  That's why it's frowned on. 

    If, instead, you simply join the forums and ask some questions about how things work, people will notice a newbie and go and check your Hubs without you having to ask. 

    Personally, I found your Hub a bit wordy.  Your first sentence is in good, punchy (sorry) English but the rest is too many long words not conveying enough information.