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My first two articles - feedback please?

  1. gottaloveit profile image77
    gottaloveitposted 5 years ago

    Hi there. I just started here at Hubpages having been ousted from eHow with about a thousand other people. So, I've been busy writing on Squidoo but my caregiving articles don't seem to get traffic over there. I'm trying to create a niche here at hubpages to see if they do better. I'm my 95 year old mom's primary caregiver so I have a lot of experience and like to help new caregivers figure out the role. Can you please review these 2 articles and let me know if they're ok. I'm open to any criticism so let er rip! Thanks. Lori

    http://gottaloveit.hubpages.com/hub/Sen … iene-Items

    http://gottaloveit.hubpages.com/hub/Sna … or-citizen

  2. freecampingaussie profile image47
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    Both are really good hubs , only noticed one mistake at the bottom of your hygiene hub,( Aceptable has 2 e 's ). Very informative & helpful hubs .

  3. Danette Watt profile image87
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    I think with today's aging population and so many family members taking care of family members your hubs will find an audience. I read both and thought they were well written with lots of good info.

    I'm not familiar with how eHow or Squidoo works or how similar they are to HP, but you still might want to check out the Learning Center(link at the bottom of the page here)

    Good luck and welcome to Hub Pages!

    1. gottaloveit profile image77
      gottaloveitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Danette. I've been reading the learning center and picked up a few good ideas. I can't figure out how to link hubs though - is there a way to get my other related hubs to show in the "related hubs" on the right of any article? On Squidoo, I can specify which articles to show. I'm perplexed!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can't get them in there - HP picks from other hubbers works for that.

        What you can do, though, is put them into "groups".  HP will then automatically provide a window at the end of the hub with other hubs in the same group showing there.  All of my hubs are grouped - if you look at one of them and scroll to the bottom you will see the window.  Most hubbers use this function as a way to organize 100's or 1000's of hubs, plus of course HP provides those links.

  4. Danette Watt profile image87
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    No and that's an issue with a number of hubbers who don't feel the "related hubs" in the blue box to the right are always appropriate or even related - and I agree. But there is no way to pick and choose them. The only way to link hubs right now is by linking key words within your hubs:

    go into edit mode, high light a word, click on the chain link icon and either paste or type in the URL of the hub you are linking to. There is also a drop down menu that should include your hubs if the keyword is right. So 'if caregiver' is the word you highlighted, it should pop up in the list of your hubs from that menu.

    Hope that's clear. You seem pretty savvy so you will probably be able to figure it out once you start playing around with it.

    You can also create a group (in blue box where put in your tags and summary) and that will also link together the hubs you want to. A box will show up above your comments with arrows pointing to right and left, with your linked hubs so that people can access the grouped ones without going back to your profile page.

  5. Danette Watt profile image87
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    I also replied to a comment you left me (my autumn hub) about the photos I had posted there. Not sure if you are following that, but you can go back and read it.

    1. gottaloveit profile image77
      gottaloveitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Danette. I'd figured out the group thing and have been writing summaries for each article too. I got the picture thing down; hadn't realized more than one picture could be loaded. I'll go try linking key words next.

      HP seems like Squidoo-lite. There's a lot more one can do on Squidoo pages but my eldercare articles just tank over there. I'm giving this an article a day for 30 days to see what happens. So far so good - I think. I made a couple of dollars on Google the night before last and it must be from here as the other channels I have were a bust. I haven't quite figured out how to tell what's earning what....so much to learn! Thanks again.

      Thanks too, Wilderness. Appreciate your reply.