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How have you helped a fellow Hubber this week?

Updated on September 18, 2012

Writing Hubs for most of us is about sharing our know how and ingenuity with fellow hubbers and the world. If you have been blogging or hubbing for a while now you may have read many articles teaching you how to increase your traffic, but we must not only think of ourselves. We must first help others before we can help ourselves. To do the opposite would selfish, and that is a major problem in this world already.

I have learned while reading many different spiritual books recently, the importance of the golden rule. "Do on to others as you would have them do on to you." I suggest if you desire more traffic, comments, fans, or revenue; that you start taking the time to give that to other hubbers. Another spiritual teaching is. "We will only receive that which we give", usually 3-10 times more will be returned to us. This is a very true concept. When you give to one person that person maybe inspired to give to others as well, and so on, and so on. I believe there was a movie about that called Pay it Forward. Here are a few things you can do to give to the hub community that we all love.

Read and Comment on others work often. Hub scores are effected by comments and traffic and time spent reading a hub so don't just glance at it and comment. Take some time, browse the writers other work, read their profile, visit there other blogs if any listed and follow these steps there as well.

Write articles promoting another hub or blog and link to it. This is great for creating a bond between you and another writer. Once they see you have not only linked to their article but have also dedicated a whole post to praising it, they will not be able to resist do so in return.

Share the article on your social site of choice. With networks like Facebook, Myspace,and Twitter it has become very easy to drop a link and tell your friends that you liked reading an article and suggest they do the same.

Purchase products from the ads in their posts. This would be an extra-bonus-plus good deed. If you read an article and it inspires you to purchase a book or product shown there bookmark the page so you can come back when your ready to make that purchase. Most of us hubbers know we are here not only to write but to monetize that writing as well, so use the ads when it strikes you, thats what there for. Now, imagine that being returned ten fold.

This hub was inspired by Robert Bravery writer of "How have you helped a fellow blogger this week?". I have taken his advice to heart and will continue my giving to others writers when and how I can. Following these and the other suggestions offered in Robert's post, we could create a more exciting posting experience for old and new hubber alike.

Happy Hubbing,

Ben

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    • JessShow profile image

      JessShow 

      6 years ago

      Awesome Hub! As a newbie hubber, I found this hub encouraging and inspirational. I am currently building my own website and I have a specific page called HugPages Spotlight where it features someone else on Hubpages. I plan on rotating it every month with a new user. Not necessarily for money in mind, but because I figure it could be a good way for other people to benefit from it as well. Plus I absolutely love HubPages so far - I'm so glad I found it.

    • M Selvey, MSc profile image

      M Selvey, MSc 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Well-presented and reasoned. I completely agree with you on every point. I like your Hubber pledge and have adopted the same pledge myself. We are all in this together and it is important to support each other.

      You said you are a wannabe writer. I just wanted to pass something on to you that I heard several years ago by screenwriter Jeff Arch (Sleepless in Seattle) when I attended a screenwriting conference where he was one of lecturers. He said, something to the effect that you are only a wannabe writer if you only think about writing but never actually do it. The minute you start writing, you ARE a writer. Never fool yourself or let anyone make you think otherwise.

      You ARE a writer and a good one!

    • Ben Zoltak profile image

      Ben Zoltak 

      8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Very cool Ben, and so true. Hubpages has become my new go-to place for information. With a baby on the way, I have been trying to convince my wife to order Amazon stuff through some hubbers articles, so I second your notion my goateed friend.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Good article. It is important to help others and I know I have received help from several people as it takes a while to learn the ropes when you are new.

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