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Why are people still referring to HP as a blog?

  1. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    Maybe it's just me and maybe I'm being crazy or picky, call it what you will, but I am just so annoyed that I see people saying "hubpages blog".

    Isn't there something written somewhere stating that HP is NOT a blog? IF I'm wrong and HP IS a blog then HURRAY, I could move all my blogs here and just update them every day because I find it hard to do that since I am so addicted to HP anyway.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It bugs me too, but I've seen HubPages referred to as a "blogging community" in other places, besides here, as well.  So, even though we're always seeing "HP isn't a blog",  I'm not entirely sure it hasn't begun to turn into that "blogging community" I've seen mentioned.

      I've always kind of had the feeling a lot of those references to "blog" may come from people who are young enough (or at least for whom writing is a new thing) not to realize that writing has existed long before the Internet did and that there's such a thing as writing that isn't a blog.  hmm

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Why Hubs are not blogs,  http://hubpages.com/faq/#hub

    What a blog is, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog

    If you think it's bad after hearing people say it for a year, imagine what it's like after hearing it for five years...

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I think I'll make my next hub a blog about this...

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Guys, I see someone here for 3 years referring to HP as a blog and it really annoys me.

      I can understand a newbie saying it but an oldie!

      I think we have allowed too many blog-type entries to go on without doing anything about it.

      What do I do when I read a hub with "this Hubpages blog" as a part of the opening sentence. Do I protest in the comments or ignore it?

  4. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 5 years ago

    Well, Hub, is not a very good word either, as the majority of your readers will have no comprehension of a "hub" being a term a small section of the internet uses to describe articles they create within one domain.

    The bigger issue  (IMO) is even introducing an article with such a high school essay style!



    Its irks me a bit too, but I also realize I am silly for being irked by something so trivial. The word "blog" does simply just mean "article written online" or "online content" for many and is used interchangeably . You might expect writers to be more selective/concerned with the meaning of words, but in this case, you readers certainly wont.

    You COULD protest in the comments if you feel it helped the writer ... but I dont see many giving such a comment a second glance or publishing for anything other then comedy purposes

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL..you are right, I think I am over reacting a tad. No comments, I'll just ignore but that doesn't mean I have to like it!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think you're over reacting because I think it's an important issue.  We (and HP staff) spend a lot of time flagging and moderating short personal Hubs.

        Every time someone refers to a Hub as a blog, it's just an encouragement for some other newbie to join thinking they can blog here, and that just wastes their time as well as ours.  So even though the words may be interchangeable in theory, in practice it's an expression best avoided IMO.   If I see a Hubber using it, I usually leave a polite comment!

  5. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 5 years ago

    I remember old thread where this hubpages adwords banner was posted in a reply. I'll see if i can find that thread. It was to attract bloggers and publishers to hubpages, so I'm not surprised that some folks refer to HP as a blog host.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I remember that.

    2. 2uesday profile image87
      2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I remember that too, I think it was aimed at attracting bloggers to write on Hubpages, it surprised me at the time I saw it.

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe that's why people, especially those who blog a lot, refer to HP as a blog.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Ads like this don't help:

    http://jobs.problogger.net/view/3858

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good one. smile

  7. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Interesting links on that Uninvited Writer, look at the words in this URL that is on that article as a link.

    ht tp://hubpages.com/help/landing_bloggers?utm_source=blogpromo&utm_campaign=problogger

  8. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    That's was weird seeing that ad. It looked like a site looking for freelancers to write about anything and the headline did say pro bloggers..wow, that must be confusing!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      *sigh* Yes, those ads have been around a long time.  I can see why HubPages wants to attract people who blog, but they do seem to be creating a rod for their own backs with these ads.

  9. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    People who are amateurs to the internet think of any personal site as a blog, it annoys me because I created a website for my business and my friend was like 'is that a blog'?

    I passed my Adwords Fundamentals Exam last night, so when I passed the Advanced Exam, I can put a Google Certified Partner link on my site

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What the Adwords Fundamentals Exam, never heard of that. I have an adwords account and also some free credit I got from two domains I bought.

  10. Richieb799 profile image65
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    Its an exam you can buy for $50, theres 113 tough questions you must answer in 2hrs. You can only take it once or pay again

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Richie.

  11. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, it does bother me when people refer to this as a blogging site. When speaking to non-hubbers about HP, I refer to my hubs as 'articles' as non-hubbers don't know what hubs are.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I refer to my hubs as articles and my domain as my website. So even though my fiance has no idea what this is I tell him I'm writing articles for my website.

 
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