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Is HubPages about writing or about the subjects we address?
Hubpages is a great platform for the budding writers. A writer who can write but has never got a place where s/he can show work to the general audience, Hubpages helped such writers. If you are passionate writer and want to express yourself, a hub will be created.
Now the next thing is what you want to write about. There are different types of writer on Hubpages. Many people address social and religious issues by writing a hub and many people make a forum to start an argument on such subjects. As the readers of Hubpages are vast and varied, the local issues cannot be discussed but can be mentioned, whereas issues that come up on Hubpages are for broader audience and are quite generic such as humanity, relationships, beliefs, environment etc.
Similarly there are many hubbers who are constantly writing on the latest technologies, book and movie reviews, where Hubpages is not used for raising the subject but just to introduce such products to the Hub community. On the other hand, there are many hubbers who have shown their creative prowess to write creative hubs. A poem can make you say awesome or a story can tell you what author has experienced. Sometime a creative hub can seek your advice, consolation, appreciation without raising a concern/issue/subject.
This topic “Writing versus addressing” should be very critically examined as both types of hubbers exist in the Hub community. If I say Hubpages is all about raising the subjects/issues, will I be unjust to creative hubbers or reviewers. If I say Hub is all about writing, will I be unjust to people raising concerns to generate awareness in the community. Being diplomatic I can say both, but let me put it differently. Hubpages is all about writing and addressing the subjects. Without writing no subject can be addressed and without subjects nothing can be written.
You might find it as a contradictory statement! but this is true as it all depends on the maturity of the writer. When a writer starts, s\he writes about the general topics and when s/he matures, s/he thinks about the society, humanity, religion, politics; s/he looks at downtrodden and underprivileged and as a result the creative hubs transform into hubs that address subjects. Hubpages is a confluence Hubbers of all ages from a teenager to a septuagenarians and hence you find hubs of a novice writer to hubs of an experienced and matured writer. So Hubpages can be used for both and can be used by ALL