Apparently I Don't Get It!

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By Wayne Brown

When I first found the link to HubPages, as an aspiring writer, I was elated. I had finally found a site on the Internet that would allow me to showcase some material, get some feedback possibly, and maybe actually improve my ability to serve up some higher quality in my offerings. I quickly set up an account and added some of my past work to the mix hoping it would inspire me to do more.

As with all sites, I began to learn my way around the place at HubPages checking my writing scores, number of viewings, comments, and overall writer rating. I also started looking at the high end of the writer offerings in order to expand my knowledge of those writing characteristics and techniques that might help me to grow my skills and raise my scores. That is when the awareness kicked in along with frustration.

Now don’t get me wrong, there are some very good writers offering up material on the HP and they deserve every bit of the praise they receive and likely more. It does not take long to spot them nor to notice that their material continues to show up. Not only are they prolific in their offerings but they are also talented enough to offer almost any subject up in a new perspective. For me, that is the true talent in writing…the ability to take any subject and give it a new and interesting look for the reader that keeps his involvement right down to the last word. That is the essence of my goal as a writer and I promise you that I will get there given time and opportunity. For those who write at that level and share it on the Hub, I offer my thanks for your generosity and your courage to take things on from a totally new angle.

Now, let’s get to the part that I don’t get. Remember when you signed up for your account on the Hub and you agreed to the terms of use? Remember the part about not posting porn, or distasteful, slanderous, material on your account? Remember the part that indicated that if you could grow your skills and attract enough traffic, you could actually reap some potential monetary rewards for your efforts? Okay…you remember all that? Well, me too! Well, I don’t get it! So if you do, please drop me a line and explain it to me so that I can get on with my focus on the things that I enjoy….like writing!

Why are there are so many articles that seem to dominate the feature boards, dominate the scoreboards, dominate, dominate, dominate yet their content is totally focused around little or no writing orientation. The content is focused totally on pictures of women, pictures of my naked auntie down in India, pictures of my cousin in New Delhi wearing a two-piece, pictures of women from places that I have heard little of and did not realize was populated by women who were so willing to scantily clad themselves for pictures. Why is that? Is this some new type of “writing style” that I have yet to learn? If so, I need to get out of the business right now and find some other method to express myself as I do not have enough aunties and cousins in this country or any other for that matter who are willing to take their clothes off and pose for my publications. Besides, you probably would not want to see them anyway.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I got nothing against looking at beautiful women and I enjoy a nice picture of one as much as the next guy. At the same time, I also enjoy good writing by others and I like to see them get their just reward as such. Too often, this is not the case as they take a second seat to the photo galleries of yet another wanna-a-be international model or someone’s frustrated half-naked auntie spread across a vast array of unusual suggestive poses. All that is fine in the proper venue but I think it sucks here. There, I have finally said it so let’s get it all out. It sucks!

There’s an old adage that goes something like “it’s what sells newspapers…” Well, apparently that is the case here. Greed trumps anything else. Folks use sexual allure or the suggestion thereof to lure the traffic. As the traffic builds so does the potential to reap that “monetary reward” so mentioned early on under the terms of use. Oh, I get that part and I see that the Hub is more than willing to let it go because the site reaps that monetary reward as well. Okay, fine, capitalism at work. I get all that. Find the easiest and most efficient method to satisfy and feed your greed…I get it.

Now, let’s get back to what I don’t get. I don’t get why all that I have pointed out above is mixed into what would otherwise be legitimate writing efforts. Material that many writers have researched, organized, worked, reworked, read, re-read, and tweaked until they finally have something they feel is worthy and that shows not only their skills but also the level of effort that went into creating this unusual work. So they post it only to have it play second-fiddle to that “stuff that sells newspapers” that ends up getting touted as a top-notch work. Considering the low text level in most of those submissions, I would guess the so-called writer did not stay up all night searching for just the right word.

No, I apparently don’t get it. I don’t understand why the Aussies are not posting more pictures of their “Shelia” for our writing enjoyment. I know, “you hope the dingoes eat my baby”. Well, they might, but I'll not cave to my greed and post pictures of it here!

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timothyjward 6 years ago from Gainesville, Florida

Great hub! I totally agree with you about some of the 'work' that seems to get featured on here. But I wonder if these people are actually making any money with those half-naked hubs? It wouldn't seem like they would attract readers who would click on Adsense ads or buy from Amazon. The again maybe they do....Anyway loved reading this.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to comment, Tim. Glad to hear you have made your first dollar...must be thrilling. And, you did it without your naked auntie! Congrats!


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activewriter 6 years ago from Heber Springs, Ar

You nailed it Wayne.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I started back tracking to read more of your hubs and hope to have them all read in a week or two, as you know Wayne this dude love your honesty, tell it like it is no nonsense bull, and I admire a man who shows true grit and so does John Wayne. hah. So I paste in agreement with you here.

There, I have finally said it so let’s get it all out. It sucks! You are damm right it sucks pardner, if these Indian Aunties want to show off their rolls and as they say meat on their bones, because young men in India like it...then why not post them on an Indian site..there is no content and yet they score..I guess there must be some jingle jangle exchanging hands here...do they own Hub pages? is that the catch. I am no different than any other man when it comes to nakedness, but pleaseeeeeeeeeeee not in Hubpages, go find a porn site and post them there..for a professional site like Hubs, I find this distasteful and nonsense..We are here to write, not post Indian Aunties...hate to see what the Uncles look like? hah great post Wayne...again telling it like it is...you the man.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

No, Ken...you da man! If you plan to read all my stuff, I truly think you will find things that make it wothwhile. Some of my early posts did not get much exposure so you ate breaking new ground my friend! Folks like you make being here on the Hub a really special experience and friendship. That makes it all a grand experience!


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mrpopo 6 years ago from Canada

Hah, you're absolutely right Wayne. Now that I think about it, I don't get it either... but you have made sense out of this confusion. Great article.


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mega1 6 years ago

I tell you what I don't get - uh, I don't get how a hub that is titled "Buy Green Panties" or "Buy KitchenAid can opener" is considered great writing - ok, it isn't, but it is encouraged cause it brings traffic and sells ads. People love to ogle beautiful women and men, as well, and they can do it for free. Who cares? I know you're right and we like to think this place is for real writers, but I don't think it would be possible to weed everything else out. And then, good writing is so subjective! I have to admit I like to ogle sometimes and I do! heh heh


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

I'll give the point on that argument Mega1...I've been known to ogle a bit myself. I think it confuses the hubber a bit but if you can survive then you go 'bring it on'!


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Those who are publishing provocative pictures are not females but males hiding behind a female avatar or name. Indian males who post such pictures are personally fascinated by the Nude or Semi nude pictures of females because they do not get to see such sights in the open. I think they do make money as this sort of stuff gets a lot of views, otherwise why would they bother posting stuff like that?


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Anamika...back when I wrote this I was new to the hub and had no following. My hubs lag

nguised in obscurity while this stuff was showing up as highly rated writing. It was frustrating at the time. I think it has changed a bit since then and I hope my hub helped. I really do not want to see good writers turn away from the hub when they encounter this confusion. I wrote it a bit tongue in cheek but I meant it! Thanks for helping me understand a bit. WB


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epigramman 6 years ago

Apparently though I get every word that you ever write = you're a man's man - a ladies' man - and a man with the words - and you look like Ian Tyson - it dosen't get any better than that - and oh yeah - T for Texas and Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and don't forget BILLY JOE SHAVER!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Hey,epigramman...I got a great looking wife too! I am one lucky dude. Thanks so much for the read and your words of praise. I am humbled. Come by again sometimes! WB


ralwus 6 years ago

Haha made me laugh you did. It's all about money and those guys over there seem to like it and they must click the ads.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

You got that right, CC...it's about the money! Let's get naked and sell some newspapers! WB


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Right the F**k on WB, you said a mouthful. And still have plenty to chew on. I couldn't NOT GET IT more!!! Excellent POV, even better than that. It made me say WTF and a few other things that are anything by LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Blake. I wrote this one very early on when I arrived here at HP. I was just overwhelmed with the dominance of that type of stuff on a site for writers so the material came quickly and easily to me. Glad you liked it! WB


Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

I noticed that too. It seems like the amount of nudity and sexual related things on this site just keep showing up. Sometime I would like to look at discussions without all that. There are even questions with people looking for a "partner"... if they want a date, maybe they should go to a dating site.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for your comments, Phoebe Pike. I suppose this is just further proof that sex sells more ads than the written word. I have finally reached the point where I don't see them anymore but it is really depressing for a new contributor when he or sees all this stuff held up as "artistry" on someone's part....pleeeeease! WB


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

Hi. A valid point :D

- sunflowerbucky has recommended you to a group of us, as an author worth reading. If you want to recommend anyone yourself, please feel free to do so :-)


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, De Greek. This hub you have just read is one of my older ones. I wrote shortly after getting on board here. For some reason or other, it is just taking off now some four months later. Bucky does me great honor by reccomending me to others. She's great. At present there are a couple of writers that I would recommend to you: Lalesu (Laura Summerfield Reed), she is an extraordinary poet who does some really nice work. The other one is Saddlerider1. He is from Canada and draws on his background for both fiction and non-fiction articles. I think he has a lot of potential. Thanks again for stopping by. I hope to see you here again soon! WB


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

If you don't get it Wayne is because the way HP rates and scores writers does not make any sense. I see hubs rated at 54-56 with lots of comments and other hubs with no comments whatsoever at a score of 84-86. Go figure...

It seems to be all about traffic and good writing attracts a lot less traffic than nudity


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Wayne I have absolutely no Idea what the criteria is that HP uses to determine what constitutes a good hub. I just keep writing and dont worry about it. I have made barely a nickel here and I could care less. When I came here it was not because I thought I would make any money.

However the old adage sex sells is always part of why you see so many Indian Aunties and so forth. I wrote a hub last Christmas called " My New and Improved Political Hubs " that was kind of a satirical take on the subject you are writing about here.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Tony...if you have made a nickel it is five cents more than I have made. Actually I agree with you 100%. I never came here with the idea of making money. I just wanted a place to write. I wrote this piece about a week after I signed on four months ago. I did it with both humor and sarcasm hoping that at least someone in the HP organization might come across it. Since then the Aunties and I have found a peaceful coexistence...I write for nothing other than self-actualization and they flash skin hoping to make money. I wonder which one of us is the dimmest bulb (LOL!)! Thanks for the read and the feedback! WB


Baileybear 6 years ago

I've been wondering if some people get lots of views because of their profile pic (which is clearly not them on further investigation). I saw one that had scantly clad indian woman (not porn in western world, but perhaps in eastern world) and they had an award for over 1 million views. Not much in the way of writing. I'm guessing they make a tidy income from adsense etc. I'm kind of wondering too where people get these images from if they are supposed to own the images


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@BaileyBear...didn't you notice? My picture is a fake one. I am really a naked Indian Auntie in real life just trying to make a buck posing as a cowboy from Texas! Funny huh! Thanks for the read and the comment! WB


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Wayne, I came to check you out and went for humor in your categories, and this is not funny! It's true and like you said above it has slacked off it seems. When I first got here there was much of it going on. I don't get trolled with check out my women at all anymore. So I hope this one is the one that rang the bell. Good job, 50


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@50Caliber...Thanks 50! Apparently you do get it! This one would be better classified as a frustrated truth. When I first showed up, I could not believe that I could not even get noticed and these folks were blowing me away on the various lists...it's better now. If you are looking for humor, try my latest "Stimulus Spinners"...I think you will enjoy that one a lot! Thanks for coming by and I hope to see you again soon! WB


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

You hit that nail on the head all right, Wayne. I've come across some completely bizarre stuff here and some were awful enough to flag. I rarely do that, but when someone is hubbing about how to tell if a young girl is a virgin or not, I flag.

I know the 'team' has alot to do, but I wish they'd be on top of this a little more.

Writing is what matters.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@lorlie6...You are right about that..writing is what counts and that's what grinds me about this. Those hubs are blended into the totally wrong categories on purpose because they know those areas get heavy readership. When I was writing Entertainment/Music pieces, they would bury me. I could hardly get on the charts. That's when I wrote this piece in frustration. It languished for two months and now has caught fire and tops my charts every other day! WB


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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

Wayne - I'm trying to catch up on my Hub reading and found this. I don't get it either. You obviously aren't lagging any longer though. So that's the good news. But I too - as a new writer was stunned by the "writing" that wasn't really writing out there. Or those who literally wrote ten to fifteen articles a day on essentially nothing - just informational type Hubs and yet they were high rated. I didn't get it either. But you're sailing now! And deservedly so! Carol


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@cjv123, Carol, I think I wrote this about two weeks into my tenure here. I was almost ready to give up. I could not get on a genre list with a single hub but these things were dominating so much of it and then you add all the ones in that offer naked pictures of their "aunties" and I was really hot. I thought I had found a place to write and could not believe this stuff was referred to as writing. Luckily, I stuck it out and things eventually improved and I quite noticing. I have probably risen as high as I will ever get with my mouth and my politics here on the hub but I don't write for that stuff anyway. It just bothers me that the system is more willing to reward the neutral and mundane sometimes. You and I can write our chances for topping any writers lists...we got big mouths! LOL WB


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Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

The cream will always rise to the top, Wayne. It's always a pleasure to catch you in the skimmer. You are one of the ones who raise the quality.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Rochelle Frank...you should have been a nurse, Rochelle. You always know how to make me feel better. I appreciate your confidence and am so glad you gain some enjoyment from my hubs. Thank you. WB


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

I think we all have to remember that HubPages is not a writers' site. It's a place to MAKE MONEY writing. Journalists make money writing. Marketers make money writing. HubPages doesn't say it wants work of high literary merit.

If HubPages insisted on only "quality" writing, chances are it wouldn't be making enough money to keep it operating as a free site. Be grateful for the "commercial" stuff, because it enables you to use this great free platform to showcase what you have to offer.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Marisa Wright...Marisa, I do understand all that and that is why this was written tongue-in-cheek. On the serious side, I think there could be a better co-existence created by getting some of this stuff in its proper genre. I have no problem with it being here but it needs to be managed a little better. I don't expect to open up GQ and find the Sham-Wow Guy holding the box with the lead article just because he wants to make money from marketing. If his article has no viable content, then calling him a "writer" or a guy who writes to make money is a sham...he is a packaging engineer marketing BS. I think that does a disservice to HP and to some really good writers here of which I am not necessarily one. Ultimately, I believe that people who come to a "Writer's Site" expect to find something of "quality" to whet their reading desires. Having some dude from the mountains of Pakistan posting pictures of his naked auntie as a way to make money on a writer's site goes a bit beyond the scope of of writing for money...oops I forgot, guys buy Playboy and Hustler for the articles! LOL. I don't mean to hammer you Marisa but I think there are a lot of writers here who feel that way. Oh, and by the way, I have not made one red cent here but HP continues to tag my work with ads so I shouldn't exactly be dead-weight in their eyes. Thanks so much for your viewpoint and comment. I do appreciate it. Come by again sometimes! WB


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

Wayne, just because HubPages has ads on your page doesn't mean they're making any money. All my Hubs have ads on them - I make money from some, and not from others. If your Hubs don't attract people in the mood to buy, no one makes money from them. So don't fool yourself that you're paying HubPages' rent!

I don't know about GQ, but count the pages in any women's magazine and you'll find more than half of them are full-page ads, or advertorials. Many of the articles feature products of some kind. You may have noticed the prevalence of "aunties" has reduced a lot recently with the new filter, by the way.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Marisa...I have noticed the drop and do appreciate as I sure others. Your point on ads and ad content is largely the reason that I don't buy or subscribe to those publications. Anyway...you make good points and I understand your perspective. Thanks again! WB


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Hi Wayne - I was intrigued by your interview so thought I'd come read some of your work. Many congrats on the interview!

I often shake my old lady blond head over the ratings and such and can't figure it out to be honest. I recently noticed that my hub on PROSTATE HEALTH for men was flagged and had no ads showing on it! Can you imagine? I think in all honesty after I'd thought about it that it had to be for 2 words - which are recommended as therapy which I listed - prostate massage. I can't think of anything else that would have kicked up a storm. Another of my hubs (one of my funny stories on a massage that left me with a limp) got kicked out for content as well so no ads would show. Both of these were remedied by HP once I brought it to their attention but any time I go in and make changes, I have to go through the process all over again. To me, it makes no sense.

Lastly, my funny story on sex got bumped out and has never had ads put back on it for 'content'. It was not porn, it was not anything but a recounting of a very funny story (in my humble opinion of course) - so there you go.

I like you don't understand some of the stuff that gets through on here and some of the 'avenues' that we seem to be going in. Someone made the comment above though about writing about KitchenAid can openers, and now I feel terminally stupid that indeed, I did a comparison of KitchenAid pasta attachments and I'm worried now that some of my best writer friends on here will think I have 'sold out' and gone to the dark side!

In truth, I enjoy writing just because I can do it - not sure how well sometimes but I just 'have' to do it now that I've started. I write across a lot of subjects though and I guess sometimes I like the challenge of 'can I write about a place I've been and make folks see it?' or 'I love to cook and use this appliance - can I make them want to try it?' - or 'I had this funny thing happen - can I make them laugh?' - or 'I have this poem in my head - will people think it sucks?'

It's all about the learning curve I guess. I haven't figured any of it out to be honest, the HP madness on what works and what doesn't. But I've learned a lot and that's important to me so I keep plugging along. You write very well indeed and I'm happy to become a fan and see what you have to say!

Great hub on a subject that needs addressing - thankfully my auntie has passed on because I KNOW if she knew there was potential here for a 'spread' so to speak, she'd be on me like a wet shirt and I'd never be able to sign on HP again! It is a funny, funny world we live in and I suppose I personally will never run out of material in that regard - nor will you!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@akirchner...Thanks so much for taking the time to read my hub and comment. I am so glad that you read the interview as well. I was very honored and overjoyed to get that opportunity but nervous as well. When I wrote this piece, I only had a few hubs and I was writing mostly in the "Entertainment" genre where I ran into a lot of "auntie stuff". I was writing both out of frustration and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. Luckily, I got past all that by running into some really good folks here on the hub who encouraged me to keep going. I don't think you sell out writing about can openers. In fact, I think it would be damn challenging to write about them. Sometimes I think writers forget why writers write. They get caught up in the subject and not the writing in terms of style and organization, etc. I try to remind myself of that when I read a political hub that is not necessarily on my side of the line. Even if I don't agree with the person politically, I will try to look beyond that and offer some comment with regard to how effectively they got their message across. If they did a lousy job of that, well, maybe they should look for something else to do! I write to scratch an itch and I itch what scratches...somedays, that just might be a can opener. So you just keep doing what you do and I'll read it. I really appreciate your comments and I hope to see you again soon! WB


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Too funny - love the scratching an itch. That is exactly some days what happens. I think I'm going to write about something but in the meantime, something else has happened or kicked into my head and there I go! Off and running. But that is good. I often wonder in panic if I'll run out of things to write about but I have a feeling maybe not. The comedic happenings alone will keep me in 'biz' for quite some time! Then the recipes and the dogs....I just seem to go on and on like a babbling brook but this is good.

I'm glad you hooked up with some quality folks - there are a lot of them on here! I just about quit after a terrible episode right after I started on the forums so was lucky that Charlie just so happened to tag me with a comment. Not many folks even knew what happened or why I was so upset but just the fact that good people were tagging me made me pick myself up, dust myself off and say what the heck. I bounce pretty well after all.

Now many months later, I've finally gone back to the forums and decided just not to let certain things get me down and to focus on what I do best while leaving it all to the fates. I agree - I see a lot of posts that maybe I don't agree with but if I like the folks, I just try and say something constructive and move along down the road. Variety is the spice of life of course and I just figure it broadens my horizons by reading other people's work.

Much luck in all your writing endeavors - and put a suggestion on my bikejoring for your dogs....too funny. My Griffin's best friend is my daughter's little puggle and he pines for her until the next time she visits. We plan to do cross country mushing or if I get the sled in time at Christmas - and I imagine we shall have a basket or something for Molly to ride in. Knowing her, she would probably try to get into harness though and give it a go. She is a scrappy little bugger and she just adores my Griffin. They are the funniest pair ever! Sounds like your Cash Money would be the puller and Callie the rider - but it's all good! Our Denaya wants to be the princess wearing the crown and giving the crowd the wave as we pass by.

See ya soon - I think I've had a bit too much caffeine this morning! Audrey


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Moonchild60 6 years ago

Hi Wayne - You are an excellent writer. I have read a few of your hubs and I am quite impressed. I see I have a long way to go... In any case, I have been at HP for quite some time and some of my hubs have done exceptionally well. Still, I have never made a dime. Thank Goodness for me, it was never about the money. Just wanting to write and hoping I would get better as I went along. I think that if people want to see naked women there are much better places to find them than HP. Your point in this hub was valid, no matter when you wrote it. People writing sensational hubs for the traffic and potential income reduces the quality of those hubs and to me that has a certain effect on Hubs in general.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Moonchild60...Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my hub...I hope you can read them all. I have tried to keep a high level of quality in what I write so that it will be interesting to the reader. I, like you, am not here to make money but to hone my skills and share what I write. Thanks for the great comments and I hope to see you again soon! WB


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I just want to commend Moonchild and you Wayne on your reasons fro writing on Hubs. My feelings are identical, god forbid it's not about the money and I agree with Moonchild's comment about the quality of a hub having less impact and substance when it's all about the $$$

I to am here mainly to hone my writing skills and try to develop a style that attracts readers to come back for more. So let's all continue to strive for quality, because doing that will build loyalty from our followers.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Right on Ken, I agree with you 100%! WB


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Hey Wayne I dont know how I missed this hub but I felt the same way when I first signed on to hubpages. I hadn't a clue about the "aunties" or wtf they were. But I guess the old adage of "sex sells" is always going to ring true. Im with you on this...Cheers.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@ladyjane1...This one has been around most of the time that I have been here. It languished for a long while and then just took off. Now it consistently draws some traffic. I think it is because so many people have had the same experience initially on the Hub. Thanks for the read and the comment! WB


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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA

Wayne, I concur completely. As we used to say before it became a cliche, RIGHT ON!

Uh, but ya' lost me at "the Aussies". HUH?

I suspect I haven't roamed enough around Hubpages yet to run into more than a couple of the milder examples of what you describe...and that's too many for me.

I applaud both your writing and your sentiments.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Christopher Price....no, no, Chris...it's the "aunties"...the naked girls from India and Pakistan. They were the ones taking all the spots when I first started writing...that's the reason I didn't get it! LOL! WB


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attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

Fear not Wayne because cream rises to the top and it's not necessarily someone's hub score that catches a readers eye. We make our own judgements of people's abilities and the true writers, what ever style they adhere to, will seek and find like minded hubbers who are hubbing for the right reasons. I like a nice picture too but haven't found any because i'm not looking for them. I'm searching for Wayne Browns instead.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@attemptedhumor...Thanks for those great words! That is what I actually love about HubPages...there are a lot of devoted readers who do look for quality reading. I hope that I can live up to that expectation. I try to with each piece that I submit and so far it has worked well for me. Please stop in anytime. Thanks for the great comments! WB


tlmntim9 5 years ago

Bravo but my friend, don't expect any logic, answers or GOD forbid, help from so called HubPage staff. They care nothing for quality writing and will censor it when it appears. They want nothing but cheap crap drawing in the pervs to earn the ad dollars. thats it, beginning to end. Great writers here, staff is a joke beyond a joke!

Go to Triond, Bukisa, all of them are better than here.

Good luck, Like your work!

Tim W

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@timntim9...I will check out those sites, Tim. This was one of the first publications for me and I wrote it at a time when it seemed that all the traffic here was going to the naked auntie sites. Things have improved since then, but fiction writers don't seem to get a lot of attention here. Thanks much. WB


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

Some one say Nudity. I must be looking at the wrong hubs! ha ha. actually If I want to look at nude women {or Men even,} there are plenty of sites on the internet. I read the hubs for information and entertainment of a different type.


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justamber 5 years ago

Great hub! Apparently, I don't get it either. I totally agree with you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@justamber...Things have improved a bit since I initially wrote this piece...I was writing tongue in cheek but truly disappointed that all the naked aunties were attracting the readers. Thanks Amber! WB

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