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OH my! Im almost a prodigy in less than 10 days!

  1. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    OH my! Im almost a prodigy in less than 10 days! I mean i never ever saw it coming thats amazing! i just went up 11 hubscores in the space of 12 hours!

    have you seen my hubs?

    Are you a prodigy?

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      lavender3957posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      welcome, I am new and still trying to figure all of this out. Good luck

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, this is a question, but it is also self promotion.
      This question was asked, to cover up your first question.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    roll

    Oh please....prodigy, NOT!

    However, welcome to Hubpages and the forums. lol

  3. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    cheers, well i did say almost, what did you think of my hubs?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't bother to look, because self promotion isn't allowed in the forums, regardless of whether or not, you posted links to your hubs.

      The forums are used for interaction, not promotion.

  4. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    questions are interactions, and so i was asking an opinion

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    I had a look at your profile and noticed about six spelling mistakes, typos or grammatical errors.  Didn't read any further.

    On the plus side that means I didn't flag anything.

    Welcome to HP!  Most people aren't so nitpicky.

    1. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
      Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      which hub(s) did you see the mistakes?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here's your profile entry...

        Im from Northern Ireland and im british not irish, ignorance just annoys me. Im thought provoking, helpful and i have a keen eye for entrepanureal ideas all the time.

        Hopefully i can share my thoughs and ideas with you and see if you like them or not. Just say it yeh or neh lol.

        =====================================
        Here's a reworking...

        I'm from Northern Ireland and I'm British not Irish, ignorance just annoys me. I'm thought provoking, helpful and I have a keen eye for entrepreneuriel ideas all the time.

        Hopefully I can share my thoughts and ideas with you and see if you like them or not. Just say it yeh or neh lol.

        ====================================
        Mainly capitalisation of "i", British and Irish.  Plus entrepreneurial - which I can't spell either.  That's why we use spell checkers.

        It may be OK for Facebook, whatever, and it may be OK for the internet - but here's one potential reader who didn't bother looking further.

        1. northweststarr profile image79
          northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          (Agrees with Mark) Hubbers are writers, and don't like other people cutting corners we strictly adhere to. and your hubs... (shudder)

          1. Sally's Trove profile image98
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            "shudder" says it all.

            1. IzzyM profile image86
              IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              This.

  6. simeonvisser profile image88
    simeonvisserposted 5 years ago

    Your personal HubScore goes up easily. Most people who write some hubs and don't make too obvious mistakes end up with 75+. But keep going, you're heading the right direction smile

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Here's a little more - I checked your Twitter Hub.  Now it may be that a lot of people don't care about spelling or punctuation - but some do.  They won't bother reading.  If you can afford to lose them, fine.  I doubt if anyone checks out of a Hub however if it does have correct spelling.

    "were as here" - should be "whereas here"

    You swap between twitter and Twitter.  It can't be both.  Choose one.  Choose Twitter.

    "Well its simple" - should be "Well it's simple" or "Well it is simple"

    I know you're thinking this is a bit picky.  Actually your hub reads OK, and is interesting.  If you type your words into a Word document first and look at the spell checking and grammatical suggestions - your writing would look more professional.

    btw - I'm trying to be helpful.  Don't normally bother.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I really admire the effort you put into this, under your own duress, as you described. Entrepreneur2.0 got enormously good advice from you, and then other Hubbers stepped in to undermine your words. Not that you are possessive about your words, I know you are not, but all the good you did got subverted by another saying they like his style, attitude, and originality, bypassing the flaws that keep him from being an authoritative writer.

      Well, maybe that's the game of Internet writing...to hell with quality...let's just have attitude.

      I've scanned only one of Entrepreneur2.0's Hubs, and it didn't keep my interest for 10 seconds...Why? It's grammar is faulty, making me work too hard to get the point.

      Good for you for stepping up there, Mark.

      28 hours later, the profile still reads, "Im from Northern Ireland and im British not Irish, ignorance just annoys me."

      Ignorance annoys me too.

      @Cags, about the self-promotion... That's all this is. (Can't wait to be banned...it's never happened, but if this does it, I'll be in very good company.)

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Personally I'd much rather read the words of somebody who's an interesting writer, but who's grammar is lacking.  Than the words of somebody who is incredibly dull, but who manages to place every punctuation mark perfectly.

        I guess we all 'shudder' at different things.  Some of us at poor grammar, and some of us at the overly-critical diatribes of self-righteous grammar Nazi types.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
          Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I hope I did my best to come across as helpful rather than a Nazi.  The guy did ask for attention.

          I agree about the interesting bit, very important.  But in particular a profile that has so many basic mistakes is going to lose rather than attract interest.

          If it was written in 'street' style - then that's another matter.

          FWIW - I did find his stuff interesting enough to make a comment.  He appears to be actually writing - a rarity on here, and about different stuff.  I wouldn't have bothered otherwise.

          For the record though.  Never again.

          1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
            Mrvoodooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You were helpful.  Others weren't.  I found all the 'shudders' unnecessary.

            As with your post, it's possible to be critical in a constructive way, rather than just making others feel like idiots.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Actually one more thing to add.  It is a real pleasure to see someone new who actually writes their stuff, rather than copying or spinning other people's.

    Good luck.

    1. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
      Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      well i really take my time, there maybe mistakes because of scribe seo's work in copying

    2. northweststarr profile image79
      northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      it is original...

  9. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    also when i earn the money i will invest in grammerly

    1. northweststarr profile image79
      northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      huh?

      1. Paradise7 profile image85
        Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I was thinking, a prodigy that can't punctuate...what the H is "grammerly"?  And I wouldn't wait to earn money to invest in grammar lessons, if I were you, Entrepreneur.  You'd be waiting a LONG time.

        How mean is this?

        1. northweststarr profile image79
          northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It's not mean if it's true.  Then it's called constructive criticism. wink

          1. Rosie2010 profile image82
            Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            it's very constructive then. smile

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              Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Very much agreed. Everyone makes mistakes, but when the mistakes are that obvious, they have to learn some how. Being nice and friendly doesn't always cut it. Of course, don't be down right rude. Just point out the horribly obvious mistakes. Eventually he'll get there. Maybe. big_smile

  10. Greg Sage profile image62
    Greg Sageposted 5 years ago

    This sort of shameless self promotion should not be tolerated.

    I wrote a hub about it if anyone's interested.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. drej2522 profile image87
      drej2522posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      haha...yesssss (Emperor's voice from the one and only trilogy.)

    3. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile yikes

  11. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    its a piece of online software that can tell your mistakes upto 98% of the time and checks if you copied from a book or PR's.

    Google it! students use it to. PS i think it only uses american english, so check it out

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      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      From what I've read here so far, it's quite apparent that you need it.  Capitalization and punctuation are things that some of us here are sticklers for.  It's part and parcel of the whole "writer" gig.  You may be a genius entrepeneur, and your content may be brilliant, but when you're writing, you need to pay attention to mechanics as well.  It shows disrespect to your readers when you're sloppy about such things. 

      smile

  12. R.S. Hutchinson profile image85
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 5 years ago

    I think I got you beat... 10 days in and my score is higher (without the self promotion) and I am up to 20 cents. But who's counting?
    Please dont look at my hubs, else you might feel a little embarrassed when comparing yours to mine. What do you think? Am I right? smile

    1. northweststarr profile image79
      northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      :0 much better for a newbie!!

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image85
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.

        1. northweststarr profile image79
          northweststarrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Be following ya!

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      Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lol. I love all the self promotion going on here.

  13. Urbane Chaos profile image89
    Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago

    Didn't Prodigy go out of business? hmm

  14. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    fair play to you

  15. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 5 years ago

    Frankly, I like his Style. smile
    And attitude too.
    Its original. smile

    1. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
      Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      @SunSeven, to which person are you referring to?

  16. Rosie2010 profile image82
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages and the forums!  You are way ahead of me.  When I joined HP seven months ago, I didn't even know about the forums.  There are quite a few hubbers here from both England and Ireland.  If you love to write, HP is a really good site.  But you must proofread your hubs, use the speller although it doesn't catch grammar mistakes, it helps with spelling mistakes.  Best wishes here in Hubpages.  You're doing good.. self promoting.  Now we know who you are and where you live.  Be afraid, be very very afraid. lol just kiddin' big_smile

  17. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    lol thanks rosie

    1. Rosie2010 profile image82
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      you're welcome Entre smile

  18. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    well I have been doing other things. Like getting backlinks and I'm trying to get back into doing better English. So I do appreciate your criticism, if i had the money i would go and do classes on grammar and spelling as well as writing classes, i know i don't have the "pose" to generate interest, guess what its my style and i dont criticise yours. Although my grammar maybe be shoddy, i haven't had to really use it and that is why i am trying to get back into the fold with it.  P.s I know you don't like cripples with bad grammar but get used to it.

    1. myi4u profile image61
      myi4uposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I thought you studied grammar when you were young? I don't mean to criticise but I don't expect someone, who has English as the main language, to have such poor grammar and spelling.

    2. Urbane Chaos profile image89
      Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bro, for only having five hubs, you're not doing too bad at all.  Your hubs are decently laid out, so it looks like you have a pretty good handle on the software..  Just learn all you can about capsule placement and SEO, and you'll be good to go..

      I wouldn't worry so much about grammar and spelling - there are ways around that.  For me, I always write the article in Word first.  That tends to catch 99% of whatever grammar and spelling problems you'll have.  There's no reason to go out and spend a ton of money on classes - the more you write, the better you'll get.

      Still, there are hundreds of books about writing, grammar, and spelling.  One of the best books you can get is "The Elements of Style", by Strunk and White.  Also, as far as grammar and spelling, I constantly find myself referring back to Simon and Schuster's book, "Handbook for Writers".  Both can be found at the library.

      Everyone has their own style, but style doesn't have anything to do with proper grammar and correct spelling.   Style is how you use the language to make a point. 

      I think you're doing alright so far.. just keep with it and you'll be good.

      Welcome to HP!

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    It is in your best interest to improve your grammar if you want people to take you seriously. Writing is a skill like any other and you really should take the advice you have been given in this thread.

    You will not earn money if people try to get away from your hubs as quickly as they can. You have to write something that will interest others. People's opinions on the thread do not matter but you have to ask yourself "why would someone read my hubs?".

  20. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I make smelling pistakes deliberately. You can find out why, if we still have had those great hubbers who're no longer active here.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image98
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      "Know the rules before you break them." And you do know them, SS.

      1. SunSeven profile image62
        SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Can I bend it, perhaps?
        But, why are you after me?

        1. Sally's Trove profile image98
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          SS, I'm not after you, except that you may come first while I follow second in this thread. All I'm saying is that you can break, or bend, the rules because you've mastered them to a point where breaking them may be a creative rather than a pointless or destructive act.

          1. SunSeven profile image62
            SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thank You ST, You are the BEST.

            I didn't know that you were a stickler for ever changing rules. smile

            Peace. smile

            1. Sally's Trove profile image98
              Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              smile I am a stickler for following the rules, but also for stepping outside the rules after you master them, that being the time when you can use this infraction to encourage insight.

  21. Traqqer profile image77
    Traqqerposted 5 years ago

    Not with those shades or haircut.

  22. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Writing is the only profession where people applaud you for doing it badly.

    1. SunSeven profile image62
      SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder how and why those sms sites do so well. smile

    2. R.S. Hutchinson profile image85
      R.S. Hutchinsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      and weathermen?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

    3. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      True.  But I should imagine that in most cases, writing on Hubpages is more of a hobby, than a chosen profession.

  23. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
    Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago

    well its part my generation and part of UK culture as well as american so to people my own age i'm just more grown up than they are but have the same problem with English. When i was young i couldn't understand it and i am only good to about a level 5 writing grade and i bet most of you are about a 7 or 8, if you want me to explain what level you are at ill write a damm hub if i have to. P.s. I hate reading dry asbestos writing, as you may have a flaw and so have I except it wouldn't take much learning to get over it again, where as you may need a sabbatical to change your dry wine of a tone.

    1. mskills profile image91
      mskillsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      While I know you're directing this comment at  someone else, I'll take you up on your offer to hub about writing levels.  My interest level is certainly piqued, at any rate. 

      Welcome to HubPages, by the way.

      1. Entrepreneur2.0 profile image59
        Entrepreneur2.0posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Mskills

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      Travis_S_Musicposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I would also love to hear about this writing level system. Go for it! I find it kind of funny, though, how a lot of people from the UK area like to talk down about Americans, and say they are much smarter than we are. And here is direct proof they are no better than us. (:

    3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
      MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very few of us are dry writers.  Although most of us change our tones/language depending on our intended audience.  I.E. if I wrote an article about a popular game show, it would sound quite different than if I wrote one on Breast Cancer. (Neither are in my hubs, so don't look)

      The grammar thing is important though.  No one expects anyone to be perfect.  Hell, I majored in English and I still have red lines all over the place after I've finished an article.  I just pay attention to them and fix them...

      Two Free Checkers:  http://www.spellchecker.net/grammar/ (by grammarly) and http://www.paperrater.com/ (you are going to want to set paper type as speech/presentation or you will have to cite sources...

      Just to throw it in:  http://www.plagiarismdetect.com/demo-check.html  It's a plagerism detector that I always use with my paid articles just in case a sentence or phrase from research sticks in my head and accidentally sneaks its way into my writing. 

      I generally run all of my writing for hire through all three and many of my hubs/other web 2.0 writing through the first two.  It takes about 5 minutes total per article and fixes 90 percent of what my word processing software and HP's spell check misses.  They are all cut/paste input then cut/paste output programs.

 
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