I won't be a jerk like I was last time, but could you add this to your future features. Where on the profile there would be a blog like section where you could post daily updates towards a particular goal or blog about what you're learning. I know this feature would take a lot of effort to add, so I'm just asking that it be considered.
Going back to this (your original post), I'm still not sure I'm getting it.
I'd have thought something like Twitter would be better for posting your progress towards a goal. If you mean the goal is Hub-related in some way, that would make more sense - but if it's not HubPages related, then I don't see why it would belong here. Although we do have a great community here and there's a lot of socializing among members, that's still not the primary reason most people are here.
You still have plenty of space on your profile that you could use to update us on anything you like.
Here's what I wanted to do....Document my success as healthier living. It had three parts eating right, stretching each morning, and working my way towards 500 pushups. I don't want to have to deal with another sign in, twitter is a bit too short, etc, etc. I guess what I'm really asking for is a single "personal" blog built into hubpages. The more I think about it the more inappropriate it would be, although, this personal blog would help promote community. But like you said, maybe that's the reason most people are here.
I can' see that this would be much of a benefit to hub pages users.
Why not use something like google calendar, for that purpose?
Thats lots of blog platforms around - in fact I am currently promoting one that even pays you for daily updates!
A blog platform is a very different technology to how hubpages runs so I doubt that you could really do the same thing here. I have seen people run a series of hubs describing progress towards a goal, or you could use your profile page for that purpose to.
I in fact started my own blog to do the sort of updating you are describing - though my frequency of updates is far from daily!
Thanks for the suggestion. I've used wordpress and few other CMS's in the past. Infact, I even wrote my own using PHP and mySQL, however, as you mentioned the profile page would be good for this, and so what I'm asking is that on the profile page you be allowed blog like updates. Ideally you could have two profile types. One called static in which you would have what's currently there positioned how you want it. On the other one called blog all that stuff would be moved to a side bar along the side you'd be allowed to access a very simple blogging platform.
if you want to blog, why don't u use wordpress or blogger?
hubpages is for creating single pages and that's good!
Epic, what everyone is saying is that there are plenty of other places to blog, so there's no need for a blog facility on HubPages. If you want to blog, start a blog somewhere else and link it back to your Hub articles.
In fact you'd be mad to start a blog on HubPages itself because it won't help you promote your Hubs. There's no point in promoting them to readers who are already here - you want to attract the attention of the search engines, and you do that by creating links to your Hubs on OTHER sites, including sites you create yourself.
You could start a free blog at Blogger or Wordpress.com, or follow Lissie's link to get a blog at Today.com
Marisa's quite right - there is not nearly as much value to having a link from the same site as there is from having a link another site! Hubpages is fantastic place - but to get traction on the web you need to be on more than one site - its like breaking out of your social circle - meeting new people.
I've found since the profile page changed and promotes are lot more of my hubs I get more traffic to a whole lot of different hubs - that's what its really for :-)
Good point Lissie - HubPages is still my primary writing site, the others are all "feeders" (except for my Bellydanceoz.com website). I have no plans to change that but it is good to have some other sites simmering away, which can feed "leads" into HP.
Yeah, I'm aware of that. I've got 500+ directory listings or so (random spot checking suggests about 50/50 split with no follow/follow links). Plus, I have a few ansewers.yahoo.com (these are no follow). The point wasn't promotion. It was more a convience deal, where I could post there updates instead of having yet another site to manage.
Thanks for the information though, it's much appreciated.
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