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My transition from HubPages to my own website

Updated on May 18, 2013

Yes, it’s true; I’m leaving HubPages. But don’t worry, I won’t stop reviewing shows or keeping track of the ratings. I will just be doing this somewhere else.

From now on, the latest TV Ratings, Renewal and Cancellation updates and Reviews on:

From now on, I will be teaming up with my two close friends, Emily Donovan and Daniel Redford, on our very own website, called TV Watch U.S.! With this hub I want to tell you all why I am moving on from HubPages and what you can expect from this new website. So without further ado, let me begin.

Why I'm moving on

HubPages has been the perfect place for me to start my adventure, but as the amount of Hubs I published grew, it was more and more difficult to post content the way I wanted to when using HubPages. I felt the need to be able to publish information in a way that was more structured, something intuitive and user friendly. I wanted my posts to be easy to find, and most of all; I wanted to share so much more about TV shows. I decided there was only one way to realize all of this: I would have to start my own website. My friends Emily and Daniel were eager to start this venture with me, and together we created and will be managing the website tvwatchus.com.

News

You can follow the latest news very easily by checking the homepage, and in the news archives of the site. You can even subscribe to receive a notification when there is news. You’ll never have to search manually again!

Reviews

On the website, you can find reviews on all your favorite shows, just like the ones I used to post on HubPages. On the website, all reviews will be neatly arranged so you’ll have no trouble finding the review of your favorite series. You will still be able to comment on the reviews just as you were on HubPages. Furthermore, we won’t just be posting a single review at the start of a new series. For example, after a long hiatus, we will post a recap of the things that have happened in the series, just to refresh your mind.

Shows

Finding that one show of which the name you just can’t remember is easier than ever. All you have to know is either the network or the genre! In our list of shows you can easily search for the show and see if it’s currently being aired. Furthermore, every show has its very own page, where you can find a prediction of its renewal or cancellation and whether it is actually renewed or cancelled, a review and synopsis, recent news, and even more!

Ratings, renewals and cancellations

Just like I have been doing on HubPages, Daniel, Emily and I will be keeping track of the ratings. Based on these ratings we will provide you with predictions on renewals and cancellations, and of course we will let you know as soon as official news about renewals and cancellations is out. However, it could be that you’d rather just see right away when your show is on TV. The pages listing all the shows on either network or genre can help you with this: all the shows are sorted according to their current status, be it upcoming, current or concluded.

I’m guessing you might have noticed by now that I am very excited about this website. It provides everything I have given you on HubPages, and more, in a well-arranged and intuitive manner. Furthermore, with the help of Emily and Daniel you can be sure the review you read is based on more than just my humble opinion. In fact, there is an ‘About’ page that shows you exactly what each of us prefers, and you can even contact us through our website or through social media if you have questions or feedback.

This is not a farewell. I will not be abandoning HubPages completely. You can still find me responding to your comments and posting the occasional hub about things that aren’t TV related. And I will be continuing what I have been doing on HubPages, only I will do it on another website. I do hope to keep in touch with everyone who has been reading my hubs. I have come to like you all, some of you I would even dare call dear friends, and I would love to see you all on the website. Please do come visit me there, meet my friends, and subscribe so you will never have to search for news about your favorite shows again!


Regards,

Robin

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for your support! Actually, the website is already up, the URL is http://www.tvwatchus.com !

      Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      That's fantastic news Robin! Please let us know once the website is up. :)

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Good luck Caleb, and keep me posted! I would love to see how it turns out. I actually used HubPages as the blogging platform you mention, it worked quite well for me.

      Ericajean; thank you so much!

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      Ericajean 5 years ago

      Good luck with your new venture!

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      Caleb Melvern 5 years ago from Philippines

      I am planning to use a blogging platform initially while learning all there is to know about creating a website from scratch. If this is good or not, I'm not yet sure. Thanks for the encouragement!

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Hi Caleb,

      Good to hear I inspired you to create your own website. I really enjoy having my own website so I can recommend it. You can have a basic blog up and running fairly quick, but if you want to create your own website from scratch it probably will take quite a while before your website will be done. It took my friends and me about 6 months to prepare and create the website. Mainly because we wanted a good sense of what we wanted and how we were going to accomplish that before actually building the website. So if you don't have your website running in 2 weeks, don't get discouraged. It takes a while, but it's definitely worth it.

      Thanks for reading and good luck ;)

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      Caleb Melvern 5 years ago from Philippines

      This is very inspiring. I admit that I haven't read a single hub of yours save this one, but your story gives me that little bit of extra push towards finally creating my own website as well. May you and your friends be successful with your new online adventure!

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Thanks everyone! It's nice to see I have so many fans ;), I hope you'll enjoy my new website as much as I do.

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      wvugirl2007 5 years ago from Virginia

      I have added your new site to my favorites list and will be checking it out regularly. I wish you the best of luck with this new adventure.

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      Astlyr 5 years ago

      Good luck! I'll be following you, (that came out wrong)

      I'll be following your website,always looking for good shows.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Without your informative articles I wouldn't know what was going on with my favorite shows! Good luck with your new journey :)

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Thank you all for your support, I really appreciate it!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Wishing you good luck with your new venture!

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Thanks for your support, Alecia! All your comments have definitely been motivating, especially when I first got started.

      Hope to hear from you soon.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Robin - Well Done and Good Luck, what an adventure! I understand your reasons for wanting to refine the way you do your TV reviews. I look forward to checking out your website.

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      Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I'm glad you're not leaving HubPages entirely either Robin. But I'm excited for you in your new adventure. I definitely want to follow and subscribe. Congrats :)!

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      Robin Oatley 5 years ago

      Thanks! I didn't want to be too promotional, but here's the link: http://www.tvwatchus.com

      I hope to see you there! :)

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Hey, that is good news! I would like to watch your website because I have enjoyed your reviews. Good job!

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