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When All Else Fails, Write!
When I started writing online over a year ago, I wanted to succeed in writing without being told how. It was the school of hard knocks over the year that eventually showed me how to do it, and do it cautiously.
I don't know that I've succeeded other than to not give up. But I've had this hubpages account for a while now and I've hardly used it. Today I sit down to try and figure out why.
I'm kinda that guy in the picture...
Dive In and Swim
So, I don't know how to do this for this service in particular. I don't know if I'm supposed to have something ready before I do it, but I'm doing it anyway because I want to see the results. I want to see what it turns into and how people will respond to it.
That's fine I guess. I'm not really a planning guy unless it's really necessary. I just want to put it down and move on. Can I do that here? Can I not sit and struggle through some mediocre and boring ideas about stuff to write on here and just do it?
It's like standing on the diving board and over thinking what happens when I jump. More like if I jump because I never really do. So far the jumping experience might have been over rated because so far, this service is letting me form these sentences without giving me too much grief.
My Experience So Far?
I just spent some time adding an image on here while trying to stick to the way I do things when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.
One of those few things that services like these are sticklers about is giving that credit where it belongs. It certainly makes it easy, with caption options where everything fits in. I can also come back and change it if it needs that. But I'm pretty happy with how it turned out anyway.
I'm adding this new text module because I want to address this experience. It's letting me do that! That's pretty great! It would have been fine if I had just left it with one paragraph of me making the first effort to get through the door but I did feel like saying more and I can.
Part of this experience is see just how much Hubpages lets me say what I want to and when I want to. Can I say that I'm entirely satisfied? Well, not just yet.
Old and new Hubpagers alike; what do you think?
Do you feel like you can write about whatever you want?
This particular capsule scares me. I know why, it's because what I thought was as simple as just putting a poll up is not that simple. According to the Hubpages people, they strongly suggest I do it a certain way. What if I don't want to do that? Will I get in trouble, is what I'm asking?
Following The Obvious Rules
I haven't mentioned this but I know people are going to weigh in if I don't, that I should do the following:
- Plagiarize content
- Post obscene, graphic or pornographic content
- Post Affiliate links
Duh! I know all of that. For the last year and a half that I've been writing on the internet, I've learned what to not do online. So that's a given. All of these things are common sense, right? I know that might not be the case for some but it is the case for most and we all follow these rules.
I guess there is a line drawn between how much of the content is about the writer which doesn't help the reader. As long as it's forming a pool in my head, I feel that I must dump it out on services like these.
I would imagine that someone out there, probably a few, are thinking about a service to write on and might want to read something like this in someone else's voice. A voice that has some personality to it. Are there any rules on here against that?
Allie Brosch Says I Can Write What I Want!
The Result Of This Hub?
I just created that poll up there, and it was also pretty easy to do. I'm already impressed with the smoothness and simplicity of it all. But the final results of this is only going to happen when I finish posting this thing.
Cause I want to see the results. Feedback is the greatest test of the success I'm looking for. I'd like to say more about what I have in mind and was about to but, I'm just going to do what I did in the first paragraph of this post and just dive in and swim for the next one. So, I'm gonna give it a go.
I will say that, in any case, it was pretty damn fun.