I have enjoyed using the Hopper to find new hubs to read on a random basis. This exposes me to hubs that I wouldn't otherwise have been exposed to, as well as explore the writing of Hubbers who are otherwise obscure and hard to find. But recently, the vast majority of hubs that come up on the hopper are poetry hubs. I enjoy the older forms of poetry, especially the story telling form of poetic works. However, I do not enjoy, or understand, much of modern poetry. I have gone so far as to unfollow the poetry category to see if this would help in the selection of hubs I am given, but the amount of poetry hubs I am led to only increases. I would like to continue to use the hopper, but this is vexing to me. Any suggestions for something I could do that would lead to a better Hopper selection?
I think you would have to completely drop the category of "Books and Writing", not just the poetry/poem section.
Try unfollowing the "Books and Writing" category. However, doing this will also eliminate everything else under that category and will effect the notifications you also receive from those who you follow.
I wouldn't worry about the poetry being published. Just go by it and look for other things. There has been a lot of poetry published and the reason the hopper has many of them is because the hopper works on the most recently published articles. There are several poets on HubPages who publish often.
I hope that helps.
Wow, I am a poet here who's hubs are mostly poems. I learned something new here. I had no idea the Hopper shows so many poetry writers. Poems are shorter and perhaps faster to publish for their size, and convenience. But many poets also write other articles and on other subjects. But the only way to find them is to sift through them ... and there I see your dilemma.
I wonder does the "advanced search" allow for more non-poetic hubs? It's just a thought.
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