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New to HP, figuring the lay of the land.

  1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
    Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago

    I recently joined HP a week ago and I have begun to understand the overall concept of this website. I am excited to see what my writing can produce both in terms of an audience and revenue.

    I was hoping I might hear from some Hubbers in response to this forum post with any tips or suggestions for a new user. I also rather enjoy the concept of an online community of like-minded writers and look forward to the opportunity to discuss interesting topics with fellow Hubbers.

    Thanks.

    1. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, nice to meet you! and welcome to Hubpages, it is great here, and is so easy to do. The main thing is really just to write good quality hubs, and always answer any comments that you get, everybody appreciates that as they always go back to see what you have written back. Then go and read theirs too. it does take a while to get started on earnings but you will get there, good luck!

      1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
        Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well-advised. Thank you kindly for the advice.

  2. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 5 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages. 

    First take advantage of all the great tutorials here.  Search for anything you want to learn to do and be amazed at what you find and even better learn.  This community is rich with knowledge and the hubs available to you will keep you growing for a long time.

    My best advice is to create content you feel passionate about.  It seems passion and love of a topic always comes through in the end. 

    I guess I should head over to your page and learn more about your focus.  Best Wishes and Much Success, Katie

    1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
      Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for taking a look at my first hubs and for the advice. This website is an information overload, but I'd rather be over stimulated than under.

  3. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    Welcome! First off, stay away from the Religion and Politics forums unless you're ready for a bit of, uhhhh, debate. smile

    Then read all you can by Sunforged, Thisisoli, Peter Hoggan, Darkside, Mark Knowles, Marisa Wright, etc.

    1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
      Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the advice on the religion and politics. As I tend to avoid those areas of topic in my daily life, I will do similarly on this site haha.

    2. skear profile image92
      skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the list of recommended authors, they have some awesome hubs!

  4. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    Nell's response was excellent advice Kaniel : here's one I made the mistake of doing(and still do to lesser extent now.) Make sure before you publish a hub to edit it thoroughly- i.e., punctuation marks, the right word/words in your sentence structure etc. There's a strange thing that can happen: even though you think  things are fine at first, when you re-check or answer a comment you may spot something off. If possible its best to have another person read it first as they may find things you didn't catch. Welcome to HP, it truly is the best writing and interactive platform out there in my opinion.

    1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
      Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that. As much as I know that editing is a vital part of writing, it is something that I occasionally find myself apathetic about. So far I'm loving this platform. Looking forward to reading more from other Hubbers.

  5. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Welcome to HP - good advice above, especially taking a tour of the turorials first smile

    1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
      Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The tutorials are great, but what an overwhelming amount of consideration to take with each article written, especially when it comes to the mandate of SEO.

      1. skear profile image92
        skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, it is quite overwhelming!  I think each hub I write is a little bit better than the previous and takes into account more things I have learned.

        1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
          Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Do you stick mainly to topics you know off the top of your head or do you branch out into unfamiliar territory?

          1. skear profile image92
            skearposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I write articles within my area of expertise.  For me writing is much more enjoyable if I am passionate about the topic.  I also don't need to spend time doing lots of research before I write.

            Maybe someday when I become a better writer I will venture to other, more profitable topics. smile

  6. Alastar Packer profile image83
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    HA! K, just posted one went back to answer a comm and found two misspells. Some people never learn..lol. Happy Easter!

    1. Kaniel Loughran profile image59
      Kaniel Loughranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Haha, no worries.

 
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