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My Very First Hub on Hubpages - Expectations and Reality

Updated on October 4, 2014
Writing and Crumpled Ideas
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This is my very first hub!

The inner writer and nerd in me is calling out my name! What should I do? Do I answer it, or do I ignore it? I know for myself that I'm so bored and I have practically nothing to do at the moment. And I also see no harm in trying this one out. So with that, I think that I am indeed giving it a go!

Well basically, I'm already sort of inclined into writing stuff and creating online content for a while now, because of the inter-net's and and the various social networking sites' influence on me. I actually spend most of my week on the web, surfing and writing posts on my multiple social media networks. I even have accounts on several other websites such as this one just to satisfy my cravings for writing and content creation.

The reason why I'm here is because I continually like to try out new things. I want to discover more stuff on the internet as well as improve my skills in the process. They say "practice makes perfect", but in my case, I say "discovery breeds masters". I won't go as far as explaining the latter part of what I just said, because I just made that up just now. *Hehe*

Later on, I will show you my expectations as well as the realities that I'm bound to encounter and run through. I'll even make an "Expectations vs. Reality" table just to highlight my progress and first-hand experience on creating this very first hub of mine.

My Hubpages Expectations

Let's see why my mind wandered into this mysterious yet brilliant writing domain. I'll be throwing my thoughts and pieces of ideas in the next section as to why the wind of the web carried me here to write and create.

As someone fairly new to the program, I'm in a state of naivety as well as nature-shock with regards to everything this site has to offer up from its sleeves. I am even in a state of panic and worry over the fact that "publishing" and "featuring" prerequisites and requirements are strict with this website.

Hope and Expectations
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I expect Hubpages to be...

Oh, my new friend Hubpages! Please be good to me. As I've reiterated already, this is my first hub here in Hubpages and as such, I would like to tell you how beautiful and wonderful you are. Ok, I was just kidding! What I really wanted to tell you are my expectations of you. Yes, YOU!

I am fully aware that my stay here won't be an easy and comforting walk in the park, but I hope that someday, it will! Here's a list of my expectations of you:

  • Writing Power! Yes, I've come here to write so I wish that I'd become a better and greater writer with your help. I guess writing more hubs, editing and updating them regularly, and pampering them until they're the best would do the trick!
  • Reading Skill Overhaul! As they say, you won't be a good writer if you can't read better. I also believe that "that" is true. Well, I'm sure that by being here, I would be able to read other hubs as well (written by other writers here) in order to improve my reading skill, my vocabulary, my spelling and grammar, and many other factors. By doing so, I'll be hitting two birds with one stone. Not only does my reading skill enhance but also my writing skill.
  • Knowledge and Wisdom Acquisition. Because of all the words, sentences, paragraphs, stories, facts, and opinions scattered here on Hubpages, it's inevitable that I'll much of these pieces of brain food that will boost my all-knowing and mind capabilities.
  • Let's be Friends. I'm not entirely sure with this one, but I bet that I'll eventually gain friends here by interacting and connecting with the people here. *I hope they won't bite me*
  • The Golden Reward. This is utterly amazing! Can you believe you could earn by writing and just sharing your ideas and thoughts? I'll be looking more into this and hope that one day, I could earn enough to get myself "unlimited snacks". Mwahahaha!!! I could see this as a great bonus for doing a job well done. It's a good feeling that after all you've done, there's golden reward waiting for you.

The Start of my Hubpages Reality

So there, I believe that this is the first step to the adventure that awaits me at Hubpages. I'm practically on my adapting stage here so I know that there's really a lot for me to learn doing this activity. The secrets and tricks of the trade are just waiting for me to crack them.

Yeah, It took me quite a while to write this hub up and I am definitely sure that it is still very far from perfect. That doesn't worry me though. I just have to pick up the necessary skill sets along the way and bulldoze my way to the stage where everything would already seem effortless to do as well as relaxing to the senses.

It might take a while, but I'll strive and persist until I succeed. There's no going back now! Bring it on Hubpages! Show me what you've got! And I'll show you what I've got in my own arsenal. May it be a hundred steps or a millions steps, I know that the fulfillment and satisfaction with this website is coming to my hands soon.

Let me realize my goals and get my imagination into the heights of reality. Good luck to me, and may the stars guide my stay and adventure here. This is or will be soon...my Hubpages reality. With that, my journey begins...More to writing power!

Building Reality and Dreams
Building Reality and Dreams | Source

Expectations Vs. Reality

 
Expectations
Reality
Publishing
Successful Publication on First Try
Rejected on First Try
Number of Words
More than the Above-Average Number
Barely Minimum
Editing
Smooth and Continuous
Struggling
Grammar and Spelling
Correct and Concise
Too Informal
A Table depicting my Journey and Advancement of "Expectations versus Reality" through this very first hub of mine.

What does my Expectation Vs. Reality Table mean?

To put more general, it a table of parameters depicting my expectations and the reality that I actually ran into. It shows my overall performance as well as the barricades I passed through in order to get this hub done.

The Parameters and the Results are as follows:

Publishing. The first time I pushed the publish button, I was sure that this hub would immediately get published. But, I was wrong! It didn't go well and I was told that the content was simply not enough to be pass the high-quality bar that will suffice to turn it into a featured article.

Number of Words. At first, I thought that getting a hub to the minimum number of words would automatically get it published. It turns out that you need a lot more than the average to get your work featured and in tiptop shape. I was under the impression that my word count was already enough but it wasn't. The whole of the hub doesn't need quantity. It needs quality.

Editing. If you think about it, you would say that editing would be too easy. But if try it out yourself in practice, you would find out that it simply isn't. As you go the way, you'll learn that squeezing out some ideas from your brain for effective writing would take up much more effort than you couldn't have imagined.

Grammar and Spelling. Since not everyone is an ace at English and languages, getting the correct terms as well as grammar would not be easy at all. Until now, I'm sure that I'm not that confident with my writing. I think that there's always a mistake in the body of my writing no matter how hard I edit it. After all, all languages are dynamic and no one could ever be a master in an ever-changing and evolving language.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 2 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Very well written! Voted up! Love the layout, and your sytle of writing kept me engaged. You will be stellar here! Congratulations!

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      Cheeky Kid 2 years ago from Milky Way

      @Elsie Hagley Wow. I am so flattered with what you've said. Hehe. Well perhaps I was just to excited to write this hub because I wrote it during the Christmas season hype last year. And yeah, it was my first so...yeah. Thank you.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Well after reading this hub, you sure are some writer. You seem to flow on and on without stopping. I don't know how you found so much to write about in your first hub.

      Keep on writing.

      Oh by the way! I like that bit that you just made up about" discovery breeds masters' could be true.

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      Cheeky Kid 2 years ago from Milky Way

      Thanks Julie Brigman. This was the very first hub I wrote here just to check how it goes.

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      Julie 2 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Excellent introduction! I never even considered writing an introduction hub for myself, but it seems like a good idea.

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      Cheeky Kid 2 years ago from Milky Way

      Thank you Lady Lorelei. I truly appreciate that - especially that it's coming from a great writer like you. *blush*

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Your writing is excellent. You put mine to shame with this article.

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      Katherine L. Phillips 3 years ago from Scio, Oregon

      Hey, I'm a newbie too! Trying to work up the courage to push the button. After just one more quick edit... :-/

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      Aga 3 years ago

      I gotta say, that is a great start!!! Welcome to HP!

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      When I first came here I used it soley to learn how to write. I would advice you to do the same and read billlybucs hubs. They will teach you how and what to do. I have been here off and on for the last 6 years.

      My advice for you is to stay out of the religious and political forums. It's just not safe in there.

      Oh and Welcome To Hubpages!!

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      Merida Craze 3 years ago

      Well I see you've been here for five months now but nicely written hub. Keep 'em coming!

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      Elizabeth Bowers 3 years ago from Tennessee

      Welcome! Great Hub!

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      CMHypno 3 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      My best advice to you is to be here because you want to be here. It's not a get rich quick scheme although many make good money, but it is a good place to hone your writing skills.

      You'll come across negativity and whining in the forums - most of us long-timers have been sucked into that trap at some time or other - but ultimately it's an energy drain when you could be doing something more constructive.

      The Hubbers I really admire here are those who are not particularly visible but just carry on publishing at their own pace and doing what makes them happy

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      You are off to a good start Ren, you (yu) will make many friends on here. I hope you do well, and I am welcoming you.

      Shyron

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Welcome to hubpages! I can't wait to see what's next. Jamie

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 3 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      Welcome to HP! Hope this is the first of many hubs for you, you have stumbled upon a great community!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Welcome to HubPages. If I can be of any help feel free to reach out. In th meantime, WillStarr's advice is solid gold.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Cheeky Kid, welcome to Hub Pages. This was an excellent first hub, and we don't all get published on the first attempt. You have published a few more hubs since this and I am sure you are learning new things with each one. You have a very high Hubber score 92 with so few hubs and followers so your hubs are obviously high quality and I can tell by the topics they would appeal to outside/google searchers.

      I saw a comment you made on a forum by Vocalcoach (a friend of mine) about not having met anyone here yet. As a Hubber who has been here four years, my advice is to read and comment on as many other hubs as possible, then people will get to know you and share your hubs with their network of friends. I will share this, and then watch your followers rise, even though your topics may not be what a lot of my network normally read, it is the quality that is important. Good luck here, voted up and shared.

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      Cheeky Kid 3 years ago from Milky Way

      I will put those words into heart. Thank you for supporting and advising this newbie hubber (me). Hehehehe.

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Fun hub! Welcome to hubpages! There are a lot of "hubbers" out there that would love to read your hubs. I agree with WillStar. Check out some other hubs, leave a comment and make your presence known! Good luck!

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      Cheeky Kid 3 years ago from Milky Way

      I think I'm gonna do that. Thanks for the tip. :3

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Excellent start.

      (BTW, the best way to gain readers and follower is to read other Hubbers and leave comments.)

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