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Benefits of Writing in Hubpages - 10 Great Things I learned!

Updated on December 6, 2013
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After over a month of my stay here in Hubpages (which, by the time I updated this hub, has been over 5 months now), I've noticed that I started to care about (or care more about) things around me. And this is practically because of the growing passion in writing.



Let me share to you, in this article, 10 great things writing taught me to know more about. All these learning enabled me to have an enriching experience here in the world of online writing.

A Paradigm Shift

Admittedly, at first, my only goal (and the purpose why I started writing) was to earn extra income. I really did not give any thought about engaging in the online writing community I am in. But as weeks passed by, things started to change, and my attention started shifting gradually away from my profit motive. Now that I'm more than a month old in Hubpages, I give importance to other things as well, not just the money I could earn. I actually find it amazing! I learned to embrace what writing and Hubpages has to offer - cool features, helpful community and much more. Anyway, here are 10 things I started caring (more) about after joining Hubpages to pursue my interest on writing (of course there are more than 10, but I would just want to focus on these).

Hubpages was able to change a lot of things in me:

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The 10 Things I Started Giving More Importance To

  • Things Happening Around - As an aspiring writer, I need a lot of things to write about. Hence, upon starting my writing venture, I started to be more observant of the things happening around me. This is awesome for me, because usually I don't give much emphasis on the things happening around me. In fact ,when I walk down the streets (or even in malls), I walk fast and don't observe things much. But this has been gradually changing as I become more fond of things happening around me.
  • Minute Details - Related to number 1, as I become more observant about things, I also started to become more curious about details, even the small ones. There are now instances where I really scrutinize things in order to gain more knowledge on things that I can share in Hubpages. Also, through this, I can develop my clairvoyance, and actually come up with brilliantly constructed hubs.
  • Ideas - As I search for more insights and knowledge on things, I started to give more importance to ideas. What I meant was, I'm becoming a lot more open on other people's insights, ideas, comments, opinions and suggestions. With this, I've realized that I can learn a lot from them which I can also share in this community.
  • Incoming Traffic - As an aspiring writer, I feel a sense of achievement when people actually read my articles/hubs. And the best way I can gauge this is through the amount of traffic I'm receiving. Also, I use this information whether or not I should lie low on some topics that are not receiving decent amount of traffic, and shift my efforts on those that are receiving higher amount of traffic. That way, I can make sure that I'm being read.
  • Comments - Similar to number 4, comments can be an indicator of people's engagement with your articles. When people comment, I feel overwhelmed because their comments signifies that they actually can relate to the things I write, or they really found the articles insightful and helpful. As a writer, this is a fulfillment.

  • Backlinks and SEO - Since I want to receive more traffic and at the same time more comments, I try methods of search engine optimization and backlinking strategies.I usually post on forums and other sites in order to gain more exposure, and have a higher page rank.
  • Reading Materials - Since I am beginning to thirst for more things to write about, I started giving more importance to reading materials (including other people's hub). In this way, I'm beginning to uncover a lot of things I don't know (or have a little knowledge) about.
  • Words that I Write - Since I know that people from various parts of the world can read my articles, I started to become more sensitive on things that I write. I need to make sure that I won't offend anybody in my hubs. Being insensitive may lose me some credibility and readership. Hence, I started to care more about on each word that I write in my articles.
  • Community - Like I mentioned earlier , I learned how to appreciate the Hubpages Community that led to the development of my own sense of community here in this site. With this, I started to become more active and engaging by asking and answering questions, interacting in the forum, commenting on other people's hubs and etc. I even constructed this analysis tool to help hubbers assess their performance here in Hubpages.
  • Personal Growth - I've realized that in writing, I can achieve personal growth. Day by day, I learn information from various and very diverse topics. Each day, I am getting equipped with more skills that I can use in my every day life. Also, as I continue to write here in Hubpages, I develop my skills and even my personality. Learning through writing is indeed one way to ensure my continuous growth as an individual!

These 10 things ultimately made an impact on how I live my daily life.

What about you? Please share your own list of things you started caring (more) about after joining Hubpages. I would really be happy hear from you!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @kristinekaren Thanks for dropping by! It really feels great writing in this community. It actually laid down the foundation for me to end up with my food blog.

      And yes, I'm Filipino. Awesome!

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      kristinekaren 2 years ago from Philippines

      Hi! Your hub is such an inspiration,I just recently joined and found out that hubpages really is not just about earning money but a place where promising writers can thrive. By the way,are you a Filipino? I'm glad to find many kababayans here!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @Evane I've joined the Hubpages Ad Program. I got approval from adsense using this Hubpages account, and I documented it in one of my hubs.

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      Lovely Evaine 2 years ago

      Hi there! What Hubpages earning program did you join? How were you able to get an approval from Google AdSense? Thank you.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @sunilkunnoth2012 Thank you so much for the appreciation of the hub! I'm glad enjoyed it!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Fantastic read, I must mention. Loved it and your tips are too fine. Shared on FB. Keep on writing such informative hubs.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @Romanian I'm sure you will! Enjoy your stay here in Hubpages!

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      Nicu 2 years ago from Oradea, Romania

      This was a great article. I'm new here on Hubpages and I like this website a lot, and I also hope to earn something here.

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you @yougotme I'm starting to like Hubpages. They have a great platform.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @PinoyMom Thanks and welcome to Hubpages! I'm sure you'll love it here!

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      Shiela Gerona 2 years ago from Philippines

      I'm new to hubpages. Good to read your informative article.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      @Nadine Thank you very much for dropping by this hub! It's been months since I wrote about this, and I have to say I'm still learning a lot in here!

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      This is a good to the point article about the hubpage experience. I agree with all your 10 great things you learned, so have I

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 2 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Yangmei! I'm glad you feel the same way towards the community!

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      Yangmei 3 years ago from Philippines

      I couldn't agree more. I am also new in online writing community and I feel the same way.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 3 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Ken! I didn't know that the alexa ranking was why. Usually, I just write things I feel writing about. It's good to know it pays off. :)

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      Amazing! you have 100 hubscore and your alexa rank is 704,743 which is high already in terms of our rank which is millions! lol Congratulation

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      You're most welcome sunilkunnoth2012! Thanks for making me see that hubs can also be sources of higher confidence level among readers and writers!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      I agree with all the points you wrote. HP is something special for people who love serious writing and reading. I love it very much as it has helped me tremendously. It upped my writing skill, confidence and a lot more. You have well narrated the matter. I appreciate you for the wonderful hub. Keep on such useful helps, which may improve the confidence level of the readers as well. Thank you once again.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      It's been more than 3 months since I published this Hub, and yet, I'm still learning a lot of things in Hubpages.

      Thanks ignugent17 for dropping by and commenting! :)

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Very useful and interesting! Thanks.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      @tillsontitan Thank you so much for the comment! I really agree with your last statement. A lot of people are really eager to help each other out in improving hubs and in other things as well.

      @jpcmc Haha! I agree with you! Hubpages made knowing a lot of things easier. Sometimes, I prefer seeking information here than in search engines, especially that the hubs here are mostly of excellent quality.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      For a new hubber you've gained a lot of insights. Your hub reads like someone's who has been here a long time. You've done a great job and certainly deserve your hubnuggets nomination.

      This little, world-wide, community is rich with advice and friendship. Of course making a little money along the way doesn't hurt either.

      Voted this up, useful and interesting.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Hubpages can really have an effect on its writers. The community alone provides a wealth of information. It's just great being part of HP. Do I sound like a commercial ad?

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thank you very much hoov45 for the comment! I also love seeing my stats go up, and definitely my earnings too. It gives you a different sense of fulfillment.

      Best of luck in reaching your 50th Hub! Oh and thanks for the suggestion! I guess I could really learn from them.

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      hoov45 5 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

      Very nice work here.. I am glad to see you aware of things more as you focus on your writing and the wonderful opportunity to write here at HubPages. I love watching my stats increase and hopefully soon my earnings. Read the HubPages success stories for more inspiration. I'm getting close to 50 Hubs now. Voted up and following your work.

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      Venugopaal 5 years ago from India

      Good and informative hub. Please have a visit of my hub http://naimishika.hubpages.com/hub/FREQUENTLY-ASKE...

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks ripplemaker and to the entire team of Hubpages! This is really such a great community!

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      That's wonderful to hear! I felt this way too when I started out. :) Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination! This way please to read about it http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/hub/HubNuggets-...

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Hello there Topaz! Thanks! Referring to #5, it really feels good receiving comments like yours (and the others too). :)

      Wishing you all the best in your writing career! We'll be looking forward to your future hubs!

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      topaz blue 5 years ago

      Hello

      Love this hub! Your reflecting alot of my thoughts too! Although I joined over 17 months ago or so, it took me until around last week to get to grips with my confidence and what I was going to write. Then little nudges of inspiration pointed me back to the direction of hub pages and I haven't looked back.

      Many thanks for a wonderful read

      Topaz Blue

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks DigbyAdams! I also wish you a lot of success here in Hubpages. And I see that you are also a bit new here (you're 6 weeks old, and I'm a month old here). There's still a lot of things we will learn in this community.

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      DigbyAdams 5 years ago

      This is a great summary of what writing on HubPages is all about. I wish you lots of success here.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      @dmop I do the same thing. I often bring with me my "thinking pad" and a pen. Though, I don't have my own camera as of now.

      Thanks for dropping by dmop!

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I too have noticed a change in myself after joining HubPages. One thing is that I never leave the house without a camera and pen and paper. There have been several more subtle changes as well. Great article, voted up and interesting.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thank you too Patty Inglish, MS! I really consider myself lucky for knowing this community. It really thought me a lot of things, plus, my writing started to gradually improve throughout time.

      I owe this hub's awesomeness to Hubpages. :)

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      yougotme -- Thanks for sharing your Top 10 - they give the community and new readings much to consider and lifts up the field of writing altogether. By reading the comments on this thread and think yougotus, too :) Rated Up and Awesome.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thank you very much vespawoolf! It really feels good when somebody appreciate things you write. :)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      You're so right, I also began to take notice of others in the community, my hub content, etc. after joining HP. I look forward to more of your interesting articles!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thank you very much Phelcky! It certainly felt good knowing how much we developed in this community.

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      Lilly 5 years ago from Denmark

      Great article, very positive :) I get a good feeling reading it.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Awesome thing for you! Yeah, I agree with you, there are truly lot of eager people here wanting to extend help and support to their fellow writers/hubbers. I'm so glad too that I found this community.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      very interesting! like me, I used to say i just wanted to earn extra income. But when I know a lot of people here to name a few, Larry Wall, Sparklea, Michele, bravewarrior, Rahul, Billybuc, Gypsy, Debbie, Vellur, KJForce, Rosaline, vector, James (olde cashmere, Epi,esther, shasta,tobusiness..ohhh the list could go on forever! and other friends that I have known,they've changed the way I see things. They inspired me, they believed in my writings. I'm so happy!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Ardie! Yup, I can see that you already helped, encouraged and inspired a lot of hubbers here (including me). You're bring a lot of smiles here in the Hubpages Community. :)

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Interestingly I took the same journey when I started at HubPages. I first only came for the income and NOW I spend more time "talking" to the people here than I do anything else! I love to comment on Hubs and to support others :)

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Millionaire Tips! I guess almost everyone experienced the "change" too. Some are fully aware of it, some are not. But, definitely there are changes that occurred.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      I agree. I've changed too, in the same ways you mentioned. These great insights were voted up.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 5 years ago from Manila

      That's sensible! Thanks for bringing up the trade-off involved in sensitivity of the topics and words hubbers will choose!

      Also, debates and things espousing critical thinking are healthy for us once in a while.

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      Sheepsquatch 5 years ago from Springfield, MO

      I have only been on Hubpages for a few days, but could see myself agreeing with most of your ideas here. One idea that I find interesting is the sensitivity to readers. Sensitivity will probably give you a smaller portion readers that will remain with you. Nonsensitive controversial hubs will probably give you more quick hits and lower reader retention. I think sensitivity will be something that I will struggle with because I like to evoke responses and debate. I often find myself taking the bad guy role in arguments to make them more heated. A hub about sensitive vs. controversial writing would be interesting.

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      G Jagan 5 years ago

      You are welcome bro :)

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