TO HUB, OR NOT TO HUB ANYMORE
IS THAT A QUESTION ?
My fellow hubbers regardless of the numbers on my profile, which just this week turned to say I had been a Hubpages member for 11 months the fact remains I’m one week short of a year on Hubpages. Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of my having to euthanize my beloved pet cat Spooky a few months after her 16th birthday. I needed a new “raison d’etre ”, and writing hubs seemed to fit that bill nicely. Lately I’ve begun to question myself on this topic. After all I’m not a professional writer and I’m certainly not a wordsmith because all my writing during my professional career had been weekly reports to management or dry technical papers. So the answer is yes, that is a valid question.
WHAT MAKES A HUBBER ?
Shortly after joining Hubpages I decided only to comment on the hubs of others. I wondered if I was a true hubber by only commenting on the hubs of others. I didn’t feel I was qualified to make money for my writing so I checked with the management of Hubpages about this topic, and much to my delight I found out non-commercial hubs were possible (I also didn’t want to get my tail tied into a knot with my Social Security disability payments). With this new knowledge I jumped into the hub water with both feet and finally published my first hub, “Boomers Unused Resource” on August 30, 2009. Oh the joy I felt!!! I was finally a true hubber with a published hub!!!!!
TIME FOR SELF EVALUATION !!!
As I reflect on my almost one year of writing hubs I have to take a long hard look at my attempt to write hubs. Some seem to be at least OK. I like my recollections of my early life and some of my political rants, and commentary. I love my followers, and readers, and the great support they have given to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On the other hand I still am a neophyte writer, and my typing is hunt and peck and spell check only catches so many errors, and it doesn’t check for context. (Just had to go back to correct an error). Some of my writings have, on reflection seemed like puff pieces not worthy of publishing. I’m back and forth on my decision, and I don’t know what to do. It’s been 10 days since I published a hub and my hubscore is about the same. I may do a hub a week for a while to see if I am satisfied with the result.
KEEP TUNED AND WE’LL SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!