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Hubpages Help - A Reading List For New Hubbers

Updated on August 18, 2013

There are always two ways to do things in life. The right way. And the wrong way. Of course you have to factor in free will. And idiots. But that’s another hub, another day. This isn’t about choices – let’s say it’s more about a hearty shove in the right direction. I’m going to give you some recommended reading. A Hublist of what to read and why.


NB: If you just want to get on with it - just scroll down to the bit that says 'Lissie'. I don't mind my waffle being leapfrogged over. Ha! Leapfrog.



I've picked several Hubbers - because they're the guys and gals that I found when searching for the light. I'm not saying (after I'd read their articles) that I suddenly felt lit up like a million watt bulb. But at least there was a nice warm glow. They helped me create a base from which I could begin to hub and make the effort of hubbing worthwhile.

And if you have the wit and the will to make a success of your time on HubPages, then read through the hublist. It's nothing I didn't do and - no one pointed me in the right direction. At least you've got a heads up.

And don't expect no pretty pictures or videos. You're not getting any. Be thankful I did this. And be even more thankful to the hubbers that wrote all the articles I've pulled together.

Because without their effort, this hub wouldn't exist.

And ... I'm a benevolent frog, if nothing else. So I've put one picture in. Of me. You may drool on your keyboards. You can even lick your screens. But no slushy mail in my inbox please.

Living it up on HubPages. I'm a good frog me.
Living it up on HubPages. I'm a good frog me.

Think of it like this: you can bugger off and do your own sweet thing and find your way on your own. Or you can take the word of frog – which doesn’t carry a guarantee by the way – and learn some cool and interesting facts a little bit quicker than I did.

And whilst my word isn’t up to the level of a guarantee, I will attempt to reign in my asinine tongue. Try. Not promise.

In no particular order, I’m going to start with Lissie.


Lissie's been on the Hub for some two years now. And she’s also published a fair amount of information regarding how to hub in order to maximize your potential for earning money online. Through Lissie, I’ve learned to pay more attention to the layout of my hubs. How to place headers, pictures, how to arrange and order capsules.

Even how to place (as much as you can) advertisements so that they blend better with your article. All good stuff if you're in it to win it. The information that she provides is valid, it works and as far as I'm concerned, you'll be a lot better off for the knowing of it.


Darkside has been kicking around the hubpages cold and draughty halls for about the same length of time as Lissie. He is a mine of information about:

  • How To Hub
  • Capsules
  • How HubPages Works
  • HubPage Referrals
  • How Hubscore Works
  • And more

When I disovered his hubs (by searching guys. You know - I used the search facility!) I found his homepage. I had a little potter around and lo! I found the light. Or at least a torch. And one thing about Darkside is this: he's very very thorough.

So go and check him out. And say thankyou. As with Lissie, his hubs are painstakingly thought out, written and presented. If he doesn't reply - well he's probably busy thinking up new ways to help light your way a little bit easier.

Mark Knowles

Mark Knowles is another long-serving and successful Hubber. He isn't just a pretty fella either, he knows what he's talking about. Mark is a pro-blogger - and one of the relatively few folks on the 'net that really does earn a living from it.

He shares his insight regarding what's worked for him and I guess, what hasn't. Whilst Mark doesn't write in a 'needle to thread' format (he tells it as it is IMO and no bad thing either), you will still come away from his articles having learned quite a few things that you wouldn't have known - had you not visited some of his hubs.

Definitely on my recommended reading list. Learn from another online professional - Mark. in fact all four, Darkside, Lissie and Maddie included, know what they're talking about. They all walk the walk. What they've written, they know about. That's why they're sharing.

Maddie Ruud


Maddie Ruud is a moderator and member of the HubPages team. She's also a writer. And a very good example of what happens when a hubber delivers good quality, original articles - they make money.

You may occasionally spot her in the forums, moderating and going about HP business but - she continues to write and publish quality articles. Her 'how to' articles are worth reading and, as with the other hubs/hubbers that I've highlighted, Maddie is someone that I've read.

As with all the hubs included in this article, I've read them more than once. I've made both mental and physical notes and tried to adopt a path whereby I'm walking between each and every one. That may sound restrictive - its not.

It's easy to do simply because what I read as time went by made perfectly good sense. And I hope they do the same for you. If you pay attention to just one thing that I have to say, pay attention to this: these hubbers know what they're talking about - so listen well.

Final Word

There are many other individual (very helpful) hubbers on the site but for now, you've enough to read. In the event that you romp through those that I've listed, to the left there are more links - that will take you directly to where you need to be.

It's Noob central for new hubbers. And also the place for those of us that have made a start and yet still need a bit of help.

You'll find literally hundreds of different hubs, relating to:

  • How to ...
  • Adsense ...
  • Analytics ...
  • Guides ...
  • Hints & Tips ...
  • Researching Topics ...
  • Making Monery Online ...
  • And lots more

So do yourself a favour and make a start. The sooner you're educated in the Land of Hub, the better you'll be. The better HubPages will be.

And the less occupied I will be at frogging around in the 'help' section in the forums. And mind your manners. Wherever you go, say thankyou and rate articles. Remember the hours and hours of effort everyone's put in. Or out.

Now bugger off. I've hubs to write.

PS - I should have added this when I actually wrote it.

Having read the hubs I've listed, if anyone wants to know if the proof is in the pudding, yes it is. Taking what I've read and putting it into practice has been productive. Taking various *bits from Maddie, Lissie, Darkside and Mark (and others) has meant that google acknowledges my existence.

It works guys. Quality content, attention to detail and presentation, titles, topics, capsule use and so on - all make the whole.

*Of advice - not actual bits. Can you imagine Mark minus his sense of humour? Or what Darkside would look like if he lacked his eye?


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    • amithak50 profile image


      8 years ago from India

      There hubs helps a lot and very useful for beginners ..Thanks for providing links to it

    • teralynn profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to put this hug together. I am buggering off now to read read read! You are AWESOME! Thank you again for your time spent writing this and the resources you have provided us noobs!

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      9 years ago from Somewhere, where the sun shines once a year...

      Thank you Frog-dropping this hub has been a great source of information for me, and I'm going to attempt at getting through ALL of the articles shared in this Hub. Thanks for the help!

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      Shasta Matova 

      9 years ago from USA

      That's quite a reading list. thanks for the info. I voted this hub up, and am now off to read and be informed!

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      Megan Coxe 

      9 years ago from somewhere between here and there

      Wonderful hub, and I love your support of the community. Voted up and useful!

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      9 years ago from North York, Canada

      Wow, sure am glad I stumbled on this, before my first month is out. Duly bookmarked and will go check out those hubbers right away, sir! Much obliged.

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      deb douglas 

      9 years ago from Oxnard

      I have been around here for a little over a year. Your hub has been the most information in one place that I have come across yet. I am still unclear on a couple of topics but I try to just find the answers myself by reading up. I may have to break down and ask some questions soon though, because with the new rules I am afraid of getting my hubs unpublished for some reason...anyway, thanks

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Leah you're very welcome. And any time ('bout the pic)!!!

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      Leah Lefler 

      9 years ago from Western New York

      Thank you, frogdropping, for the links to helpful hubs. I was looking for information on hub layout, and was happy to find the link to Lissie's hubs. Thank you for helping a few new hubbers out!

      Also, thank you for the gratuitous frog pic. Nothing is funnier than a frog smoking a cigar. Nothing.

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      9 years ago

      Fabulous Hub article jam-packed full of useful information.

      Just had to follow you as I so love FROGS!!!

    • ledifnoznab profile image


      10 years ago from Ormoc City, Philippines

      Nice and it motivated me. My first article Bitter Gourd is published in HubPages, and I want to upload more of my articles. However, I don't know how. I can't find the instructions how to do it. Will you help me? Thanks!

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      10 years ago

      Really great list here. I love reading Darkside's hubs, I think they are pretty much informative. Thanks for this information, frogdropping.

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      L.L. Woodard 

      10 years ago from Oklahoma City

      My thanks as a hubber newbie also. It's a great community here by and large and your helpful hub is an example.

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      Leah Whitehorse 

      10 years ago

      Another newbie here. I just wanted to say thanks for this hub. I now have a huge list of reading material. I appreciate the thought that has gone into this and the support for new members. Thanks fo the inspiration!

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      JD Barlow 

      10 years ago from Southeast US

      Great information! I've added this to my favorites. Now to get reading.

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      Autumn Lynn 

      10 years ago from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

      This hub is now front and center in my quest for Hub Pages knowledge. I am new and trying to learn all I can. Like everyone else here has said--this hub is a great place to start/continue learning. You have done us all a great service by writing this one. Thank you.

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      Dr. Squiggles 

      10 years ago

      Hi! I'm new here on Hubpages and (probably like many others) have spent a lot of time reading and looking around. Thanks for putting this Hub together! I will definitely book mark it!...Of course I should probably get to writing something at some point as well!

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Thankyou both - I hope it was of some help!

    • bayoulady profile image


      10 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      Thank you for this hub with such ecellent resources all on one page. I will definitely bookmark this, and of couse RATE UP.

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      Research Analyst 

      10 years ago

      Thanks this is really helpful. You rock!

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      10 years ago

      Thanks FD....You Hubs are a real treat to read.

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      Kim Harris 

      10 years ago

      Thanks frog. I'll bookmark this so whenever I find out how to find the articles I bookmarked, I can check out some of the great links you're got here. Love your pic.

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      10 years ago from Rotherham United Kingdom

      Many many thanks for this hub. It looks like Sunday is not gonna be any 'day of rest' for me. I'm in the classroom for the day now, absorbing and learning.

    • MojoJojo49 profile image


      10 years ago

      Thanks for the useful and informative hub. I'm going to hop on over to the hubs you mentioned and check them out. Cheers :)

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      George Poe 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this hub. Your writing is original and the photos are beautiful.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Hey there :) All the guys mentioned here, and several others, provide lots of helpful advice on how to hub, and it's generic. You can use it for any type of hub.

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      Sherry Vacik 

      10 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

      Hi frogdropping,

      I'm bookmarking this hub and will go through and read each hubber and recommended hubs. I've only been writing here for a short time, but have also run into these hubbers and found their advice to be helpful and insightful.

      Thank you!

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Kea - good to know you found it :)

    • kea profile image


      10 years ago

      Hi Frogdropping! Great hub. This is like a one-stop shop I can reference to improve my hubs! I'm bookmarking this hub! Also, I like your leapfrog humor...very clever.

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      Raymond D Choiniere 

      10 years ago from USA

      Hey Frog, maybe I should have read this one sooner? Just kidding. Great hub, extremely informative and helpful. Thank you so much for writing it. :) It has been rated up and bookmarked. :)

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      10 years ago from india

      it is avery good hub and it is good for the starters in hubpages u are a great writer

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      10 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      I rated it up and will return! There is so much to learn! Travel_man1971 makes a good point - Patty Inglish is one of my heros - very skilled writer. The fun on Hub Pages is not just the writing but the learning and meeting others. Love this very special place in the social virtual world!

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      Ireno Alcala 

      10 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Oh, by the way, can I add Patty Inglish, too?

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      Ireno Alcala 

      10 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      When it comes to Making Money Online, particularly on HubPages (HP), Mark Knowles has a knack for such topic. You're also right with Darkside and Relache. I'm just starting and I'm still learning the ropes and ends in HP. Thanks, frogdropping.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Edweirdo - I know exactly what you mean, I've spent many an hour reading their hubs too. And great name by the way :)

    • Edweirdo profile image


      10 years ago from United States

      I agree with all four of your choices! Some days I spend so much time reading their hubs I don't have time to actually write new ones of my own :D

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Missmaudie - thankyou and I hope you find this helpful :)

      lulu - thankyou. And I read your hub. It needs more words - and now you know I've read it you can stop asking me ;)

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      lululemon is pwn 

      10 years ago from Canada

      i love your sense of humor!! you may be ( however old you are) but your still very lively read my hub please : D

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      10 years ago from Brittany, France

      Thanks so much for sharing all this info, to take everything in and follow all the links will be illuminating I'm sure. My first bookmarked hub - you write beautifully.

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      10 years ago from UK

      very intersting, thanks for sharing

    • Katarina2 profile image


      11 years ago

      Thanks for the info - now there's even more reading to do! :-)

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      Mary Krenz 

      11 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Frogdropping: Hi, I have decided to add some helpful hints about online writing to my blog and also to share what I have learned. I wanted to give credit where credit is due, so I added a link to this article to my blog post. Thank you for taking the time to share what you have learned from others on hubpages.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Dale - re putting this on your website - thankyou very much :) As for the hub, it was an easy write. it's good to know what works and what doesn't and some of the hubs I read over time I would have been the better for knowing where to look from the start. Instead I spent several months on the site painstakingly sifting through hubs in order to find those that made a difference to my hubbing experience.

      Hence this hub :):)

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      Dale Mazurek 

      11 years ago from Canada

      Dam you are a wonderful writer. Your style is very enjoyable to read.

      As for the topic of the hub you have listed some pretty great names. I know at least 3 of those names have had a lot to do with my success at Hubpages.

      Any newbie should be doing a lot of reading to find their answers.

      Congrats on a great hub and just to let you know your hub is now listed on my blog.

      You can find the link to my blog on my profile page.



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      des donnelly 

      11 years ago from NYC....

      very goof FD... and great for newbies... drop by sometime... :-)

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      11 years ago from Italy

      I'll follow your advices, and your hubs too. Thanks for these hints.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Phoenix - good to see you here :) Happy hubbing!

      Elyse - thankyou for your feedback, it's most welcome!

      Star - I hope it made sense and you found it helpful ;)

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      Destiny Rose 

      11 years ago

      Nice hubb frogdropping , enjoyed it :)

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      Elyse Eaton 

      11 years ago

      LOL I love that you mention that you have to factor in free will and idiots! The truth needs to be told.

      At any rate, you've given a lot of info and I appreciate it. By the length and content of the comments you have on this hub, I am not the only one.

      Off to do your suggested reading . . .

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      11 years ago

      Newbie in the house.Followed you from myLot.LOL.Great info. I am so glad this is here.

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      11 years ago

      That's a great list of experiences for new writers to gain!

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      11 years ago

      I'm always behind the 8 ball it seems, but I'm certainly happy to have found this one! Better late than never. What a great hub! It has to be bookmarked because there is so much information, but it's on the top of my to do list!

      Awesome. Thank you

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      11 years ago

      Thank you so much!This really helps!


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      11 years ago from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

      I'm working my way through these articles and I've discovered that the AdSense Placement article by Lissie seems to be missing.

      I'm working through the Darkside links now. Thanks for this collection.

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      My Digest 

      11 years ago

      Thank you for such a helpful hub! I'm on my way to read all the related links you have posted.

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      Filipino girls 

      11 years ago

      Superbly informative hub

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Hey all :) I'm happy to hear that a few more of you are more 'in the know' than you may have been previously. Happy hubbing!

    • wendi_w profile image


      11 years ago from Midwest

      Thank you .. There is so much to know and you have given alot of good advice.

    • ftlandr profile image


      11 years ago from Philippines

      I just created my new hub. You certainly laid down the foundation a new hubber needs to know. Thank you!

    • MissE profile image


      11 years ago from Texas

      More good froggy advice. Thanks a ton!

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      11 years ago from Singapore

      This is a great reading list! I wished I chanced upon it sooner actually. Thanks!

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Eagle - it is a lot to read and take in at the start. I'd bookmark the hubs, keep them handy. And refer to the ones that help with the basics to start with.

      The beauty of the site is that as you write, you learn. And you can then go back and tweak up your earlier hubs as you gain more knowledge about how to do stuff better. Good luck :)

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      11 years ago from Alabama

      Very helpful information for the newbie such as myself Frog. I thank you for the tips and advice. Between you and the folks you have listed above, there is a lot of information to be taken in. You can bet your last dollar that I'll put it all to good use. Again, great article and thank you.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Stephen - I should imagine something in the above will help. There's so much to read through and it's all great material. Good luck :)

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      Stephen Beck 

      11 years ago

      Thanks so much for this hub. Although I've been on hubpages for a few months, I'm still trying to learn the ropes. Your hub has given me some great places to go and learn.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Good good :) I hope you learn and grow and publish great material. And never forget to thank any of the hubbers you read. They like compliments ... even if they'd never let on ;)

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      11 years ago

      Simply inspirational. I want to have a good foundation before I start. If this doesn't get me hopping frogdropping I'm just plain lazy!

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Go guys - get studying and reading! You will learn a lot from the guys listed above, that's for sure :) And again - it's thanks to the hubbers that settled down to put the above hubs out, not me. But thankyou all the same ;)

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      11 years ago

      Thank You Frogdropping!!!! This Hub is a treasure of help. I have bookmarked this page to make it easier to read and re-read. Thanks Again!

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      11 years ago from England

      I have just joined and find this very helpful,nice credit to other hubbers

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      Gener Geminiano 

      11 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      I just featured this hub of yours in my article: I hope you have time to visit it.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Brian - thankyou. I hope you see the value of the written work of others :)

      mdawson - nice to see you and thankyou very much!

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      11 years ago

      I loved the fact that you have given credit to those hubbers who have given a full effort in helping our community grow!

      Another very Good Hub!


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      Brian Leekley 

      11 years ago

      Thanks for this hub. It's like a curriculum guide to a self-study course in how to create effective hubs.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      keira - thankyou :) I received your email, no problem. And no thanks required, honest. Sometimes someone comes along (like you) and makes others realise the power of (their) words :)

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      11 years ago

      That is very nice of you Mr Frog, really I am touched. You cant imagine how happy that made me. One of my big dream is to write a book in English. I ve always loved the English language and you have given me confidence to start to believe that maybe i can do it. Thank you again. And I want to say also a big thank you to all this nice hubbers that made me welcome in the forum, that was really lovely from them. Mr Frog I will never forget what you have just done for me thank you so much. Another thing as well,to change the subject, I have sent you another e.mail but a small problem occured so I dont know if you have received it. Anyway thanks again. Take care Mr Frog. I am so happy and also very happy to be your fan.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      keira - I'm incredibly saddened to hear what you've got to say. I hope you rethink your decision. I have joined your fan club and would love to help you become the writer you wish to be. Please - email me. I will help you. We are mostly very good people ... and very helpful. Don't feel upset by one persons awful opinion, that is not true of HubPages overall!

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      11 years ago

      Thank you Mr Frogdropping, actually I was about to join the forum yesterday but I couldn`t because I was choc by what I was reading. One hubber said that "people who cant write English should no come to the hub" I was really sad, because my confidence is really low at the moment, I came to the hub recently but I havent write a proper hub yet for the moment I m just taking my time reading all the hubs. But I m so hurt that I dont know if I will continue to come to the hub. Maybe I am to sensitive but its not easy when you write in another langage. Anyway I will come to say hello. Take care Mr Frogdropping and thank you very much. You are a verry nice frog. See you soon.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Keira - I'm not french, I'm english :) Your english is perfect. If you need any help, you only have to ask, either in the forum or via email, it's no problem :)

      sumon - thankyou.

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      11 years ago

      Hello frogdropping and thank you for your nice hubs and advices. Just want to ask you, are you a french frog ?or just a frog. I ask that because I am a french frog desperate to start a good hub. I will eventually but at the moment i m just enjoying reading all the hubs. Au revoir Mr Frogdropping and sorry for my English. And thanks again for your good advices. God bless you.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Thanks for reading. I hope it's of benefit :) And jump in. Why don't you read through the hubs, see which parts make sense and write a hub. Then go into the extreme makeover subforum and ask for a critique? Hubbers will come, read your hub and give you constructive feedback. It's a great way of learning and finding out what you're doing right/wrong. Don't be worried to try it out - no one is nasty and you will get credit where it's due and direction where it's required :)

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      words cocktail 

      11 years ago from Australia

      Thank you Frog..this is a good compiled hub for starters like me...feeling nervous to get into affiliates etc. but anyway, I will surely keep coming back to reading this hub for help and guidance..really do not know what exactly I will get into here!!

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      D.E. Wordsymthe 

      11 years ago from United States

      OK so I'm new to all of this and I can't be certain that I have things up and running correctly but your advise was given in about the most understandable way yet (for me) even though it may not seem like it!

      Thanks for the advise and other pleasurable readings


    • lowerabworkout profile image


      11 years ago

      Thank you for this excellent information that I will definitely be using over coming weeks to improve my hubs and add new ones.

      Although I think it will take me a while to read it all!


    • tudsanee profile image


      11 years ago

      Nice hub Frog....

      Thanks for the great hub.

    • createmorelove profile image


      11 years ago from Bay Area

      Good Advice- thank you. I'm new to Hubpages and I still don't get this scoring thing.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Go on hubber peeps - explode at will, all positive for you and your writing :) I hope you find lots of success and thankyou :)

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      Patti Ann 

      11 years ago from Florida

      Wow - thanks for all the great info - my brain is on information overload!! It could explode at any moment!!

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      Suzie Parker 

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the great hub. I love your writing style

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      Michelle Cesare 

      11 years ago from New York

      Yes, putting into practice what we read and learn from it does eventually earn you income. OH, I've become very good at writing articles too. Because of Hubpages I have become a writer and enjoy sharing information I know very well with the Hub community.


    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Lol - you guys are really cool students of Frogvarsity. I hope you're all paying attention, reading well and putting what you're learning into practice. I can't say this enough - paying attention to those that lead the way is the way to becoming a successful hubber - or online writer anywhere. Seriously guys ... the best of everything. It CAN be done!

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      Steve R McDowell 

      11 years ago from Atlanta

      Useful... interesting... and I enjoy your blunt way of phrasing things! An A+ hub ^_^

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      Gift Experts 

      11 years ago

      Thanks alot its nice of you to bring all these resources all together. I will spend more time here in the future. thanks again.

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      11 years ago from Just East of Oz

      great hub! I've talked to a couple of friends about signing up, and this is such a good resource for them, not to mention me!

      This hub is going into the Bookmark Hall of Fame!

      thanks, frogdropping

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      11 years ago

      good info

      thanks friend

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      11 years ago from Nashville

      thanks for the info. I found it to be quite informative.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago

      Guys - if any of this helps you at least understand the basics, then it's done it's job. There's nothing wrong with writing on whatever subject you choose. The difference I guess is in the presentation and whether you're here to earn a passive income or not. However, applying the advice of those in the list will only optimise your ability to hub, either way. Good luck!

      creat a page - you're one of the few to shout out a thanks (on here) to those on the reading list, thankyou :)

      HKrafston - I'm glad you found the light ;)

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      11 years ago from Columbus, OH

      Wow, great hub. Until now, I've bumping around in the dark. Can wait to get started

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      11 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Frogdropping, thank you so much for your unselfish labor of love. You showcased the writings of other hubbers in order to help those of us who are new, or those who just simply need more help (like me). What can I say?

      I am sure you never imagined that you would have received an excellent score as a result. Keep up the good work. You are a great example to all hubbers.

      Thanks also to darkside, Mark Knowles, maudie ruud and lissie's. You are each so valuable to us at hubpages.

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      11 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Excellent information for starters....


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