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Mentoring On Hubpages
For this hub, I am going to tell you about how you can benefit from Hubpages mentors, even if these mentors don't know you. You see, there are many smart and wise people that you can benefit from on Hubpages, even if you don't know them personally.
Unlike a business set in one city, Hubpages exists in the virtual world, where people rarely speak in person and they know each other through an interface. Hubpages Mentors will often mentored you indirectly, through the hubs they write, and often when they respond back to your comments.
Mentoring is the act of taking someone in under your wing and showing them how things work. A mentor is someone that nurtures the other's persons abilities until they are ready to stand on their own. And yes, through the writing of Hubpages, you can develop mentors that you may never meet in real life.
How can you benefit from Hubpages Mentors? Here are some ways:
- Read their hubs on a regular basis
- Make comments that tell how much you appreciate their knowledge and experience.
- Read the comments they write back to you.
- Share their hubs with others, so they can benefit, too.
My Hubpages Mentors
I have included in this hub my list of "mentors," individuals who have helped show me some wisdom, through their writing and sharing here on Hubpages. I have classified them according to the area of life in which they have blessed and taught me.
They Taught Me About Writing
Hubpages truly has been like a mentorship, and the thing I have learned the most about is, writing itself. And I have learned from every writer I have read here. There were a few, though, that stood out with their writing ability and their prolific input: true professionals from whom I have learned that it is possible to make a living as a writer, something that I am now pursuing for my life.
- RedElf, my fellow Canadian, won third prize in last summer's poetry contest at Hubpages. She is a true professional and I feel privileged to have "met" her at Hubpages. She is one of Hubpages Elite and you will often see her name by the weekly HubNuggets features. I have learned so much from her dedication to writing and her enormous output!
- Shirley Anderson is also a Canadian writer. Shirley encouraged me to look beyond Hubpages for writing opportunities. She has several articles about freelance writing and all of the opportunities available out there.
- NYBride is a freelance writer who revealed to the Hubpages community how much she was making as a freelance writer and how she did it. She talks about where she writes, the good and the bad. I have learned so much from her, and have since branched off on my own at several different places.
- Patty Inglish is amazing. If you have been on Hubpages for any period of time, you are sure to have run across her name. At the time I am writing this hub, Patty's profile has 1752 hubs listed to her name. She is one of the top Hubbers of Hubpages, and I have learned so much from reading her hubs. And those are not fluff hubs, either! She is like a walking encyclopedia of career information, writing knowledge and health-related data.
- Sufidreamer is another writer at Hubpages who works as a writer full-time. I learned so much from him about making it as a writer, other markets and sticking with it. He also has a very interesting blog that is listed on his profile.
- Marcy Goodfleish is the last writing mentor I will list. Most of the other writers I have highlighted have been at Hubpages for a substantial period of time. Not Marcy! Marcy has only been three months at the time of this writing but she brings with her years of experience. I have felt privileged to read her knowledgeable hubs on the writing profession.
Mentoring in Housekeeping
When I first came to Hubpages, I was in the middle of reorganizing my house and trying to become a more efficient homemaker. Well, this is an ongoing education, and the next group have so much to offer when it comes to things of the home. In other times, women lived close by, in the village and they learned the skills of homemaking. Well, these women were the "village" I never knew!
- TinasTreasures has great articles on decluttering and organizing. She has even written a book about it!
- Dolores Monet has a wealth of information about decorating, fashion and almost all things feminine. Her hubs are like thumbing through a fascinating, glossy magazine. I have learned so much from her!
- KoffeeKlatch Girls is another lady whose hubs are a treasure house of domestic and creative information. She writes about home stuff, Victorian history and quotes, to name a a few. She is a grandmother and you can just feel her nurturing persona through the pages.
- Just Ask Susan is someone that I have learned so much from. Her wide database of knowledge about cooking, homemaking and general common sense is invaluable.
They Taught Me About Teaching
As a former teacher, now tutor, I have a very strong interest in education. I feel that I can always learn, and Hubpages has some amazing teachers. Here the ones that I learned from in the field of education:
- ChrisLincoln is a former principal whose hubs about teenagers are second to none. He brings a wealth of experience to dealing with kids and his hubs are interesting and informative.
- NJ'sPonderings has taught for 15 years and took some time to focus on creating educational tools. The articles on these pages are easy-to-understand and a great resource for any teacher.
- Cardelean was voted "teacher of the year" at Hubpages and it's easy to understand why. Her teaching hubs are detailed and her love of teaching comes out on every page. Every teacher needs to have her profile bookmarked in their file.
- Miss Olive is a fairly recent addition to the Hubpages community but she sure has made a splash! Her teaching hubs are extremely thorough. I would have loved to have been a student in one of her classes!
They Taught Me About Traffic
I learned about traffic: what it meant and how to get it from these knowledgeable writers:
- SunSeven, the prolific writer with over 3000 followers and five years experience knows a lot about traffic. Her experience and numbers speak for themselves, giving her credibility when she talks about how to get traffic.
- Alocsin is a hubber that I discovered fairly recently. He has a number of hubs about gaining traffic and sharing. His subdomain is a wealth of knowledge and he has all of his hubs organized by topic. He is considered the "king of statistics" at Hubpages; he has a number of hubs that analyze the traffic patterns and success habits of the best hubbers on Hubpages. He has been a huge resource for me.
They Taught Me About Formatting
When I first started, I just wrote. And then some very creative hubbers showed me to make things more "fancy." I have learned from many hubbers but here were a couple stood out when It came to formatting a hub:
- Darkside is a very talented Internet guru who has knowledge in all things net. The thing he taught me that I still think is the coolest thing is how to make a Table of Contents in your hub. I did this on one hub, but my slowness in doing HTML slows me down to do it for the rest, but I appreciate him so much for this very important hub.
They Taught Me About SEO
I started on Hubpages because I thought there was income potential but I had absolutely no idea of how it worked. At first, I thought you just wrote and the money came. Ha ha! Well, these were the people who taught me about SEO, long tail keywords, optimization. And it took me a long time to understand this, and course, I am still learning.
- Rebecca E. has many, many hubs on making money through Hubpages, through SEO, sharing and other methods. I read her hubs many, many times and absorbed so much of what she had to say.
- Bendo13 has 624 hubs at the time of this writing, and many of them are about SEO and Internet-related topics. I learned so much from him and he was always very kind to answer all of my questions.
- Wheelinallover has been doing Internet work for a long time and he was one of my first mentors and supporters on Hubpages. He has a way of explaining SEO and Internet marketing in a way that I was able to understand when I first started at Hubpages.
- Cloverleaf brought her SEO experience with her to Hubpages and started sharing it generously with the group. I have learned so much from her knowledge of SEO. She's also from my former hometown, Calgary, so I like her even better!
- chinemeremz has been on Hubpages for three years, but I only recently discovered his hubs. He is very knowledgeable about marketing online, making websites and SEO. I have not yet read all of his offering but I know that they will be valuable to me.
- Humagaia is another prolific hubber who really knows his stuff when it comes to the Internet. He has a unique voice and his knowledge and analysis in invaluable. I learned so much from him, and he was very patient in answering my questions.
To all of my Hubpages Mentors, I say "thank you very much!!!!" I have now created 100 hubs here at Hubpages and have learned a lot since my first blog-like post. Thanks to each one for sharing what you know to help me. and so many others.
So remember that if you are interested in developing Hubpages Mentors, read their hubs often and learn away!