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Do you believe you are Publishing when writing on the Net?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    Or is publishing really still in hard or soft covered books, magazines newspapers etc?

    I had a great debate recently with a friend of mine, who actually opened my narrow thinking but am curious;

    Do you believe because a button says publish that you are publishing?  Again, just curious.

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  2. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature or information – the activity of making information available for public view. In some cases authors may be their own publishers, meaning: originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content. The definition says so.....

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      um....ok?

  3. Greek One profile image79
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    based on the number of views I receive, I consider it more like literary masturbation, than publishing.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds about right lol

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is sooooo profound and conjures up some rather revolting images.  It also implies that those publishing on hubpages are a set of ******** self abusers! smile

  4. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    I think so, and I have published and been paid for magazine articles also.

    But far more people have read my web articles than ever read those magazines.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See I find that to be the minority of people, both are masses of targets, but mostly in real world we are targeting a specific group, It can be done here too, but do we skew our hubs to specified groups = no - to social networks and google mostly

      hmmmm.....

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Most of my on-line writing is designed for specific groups. Tech folks, self employed people mostly..

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          True, just can't wrap my head around this is actually publishing.  Then a friend opened my mind that publishing has changed as the reader has changed, they read even the daily paper on line.  Never thought of that in that way before.  He has a good point.  I just loved publishing the books and magazines, for personal reasons, but the reader has changed, as have we

          Thanks smile

  5. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Does it matter? I don't really consider it publishing but that doesn't stop me from saying I publish articles online! lol

    If the button tells me I can say I am publishing my writing then I am allowed to use the term even tho it feels like cheating. I always cheat in games anyway! lol

    (you don't want to play monopoly with me thats for sure!)

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I label myself as someone who sells stuff and writes effective marketing copy to do that - so I'm an affiliate marketer not a writer.

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and you are darned good at it too! lol big_smile

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        concur smile

  7. CASE1WORKER profile image83
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    to be honest i dont think, i push the button and therefore I publish

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you.

  8. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    Well, when I push the 'Publish' button, I am actually publishing. But I never compare it to publishing on paper, as it were.
    Actually, can Hubs really be considered 'Publications'?

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's my point camlo, I struggle with this all the time, I'm fine if it read process or post now, publishing is a very loose term on the net

      Could we publish 8 articles in print a day, possibly but with an editor and time lines I am scared to compare it at all

      I guess hmm:

      thanks smile

  9. Victoria Stephens profile image84
    Victoria Stephensposted 6 years ago

    I consider it as publishing your work, although I can still see an awful lot more appeal to people in seeing their work published in a book.xxx

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    so are we publishing on hubs yes or no?

  11. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I absolutely think it is real publishing.  The act of publishing may have got a lot simpler and more democratic - but yes - it is real as far as I am concerned.

    If you consider the garbage in say romantic fiction or the trash stories in the news media as being published - then everything on here is certainly worthy of the name.

    What we do here in some cases (not mine) is more researched and knowledgable than a lot of the 'real' published stuff.

    Publish worthy printed novel that 1000 people read and gets remaindered OR publish internet page that 500,000 people read?  Times have changed.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed.

      Though figures can be misleading.  For example, Google Analytics tells me that I have had 10 million unique visitors in the last five years.  That's a figure far in excess of anything many authors in traditional media could ever claim.

      But how many of my visitors know my name or even read anything more than the one thing that brought them to me? How many bounced immediately?

      I would guess a few tens of thousands would even recognize my name and many of those might need some hints and prodding. 

      So, yes, we are publishing and yes, we can have a lot of readers. But I'm not the same as someone who has sold a million books.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I think so because you can reach out to all the different kinds of people as long as you get the keywords people use to search for topics.
    that is the essence of publishing, to be able to read -- so online and offline ways of publishing are both ok.

    I have publications as co author and author but mostly academic and I bet that I have more readership online than the academic publications I had before

  13. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    The definition of publish says - to produce a book etc. for public sale; to make generally known.  So, I'd consider internet writing to be included in the etc. portion, and it is for public sale, technically with google adsense, right?  And, internet writing is made generally known, right?  So, I'd say, Yes!

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cool. Thanks  Rafini smile

      1. Rafini profile image85
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    big_smile  big_smile

 
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