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The Life Cycle of a Hub

Updated on December 31, 2012
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Jeannie has been writing for over 7 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

This poor hub has seen its ups and downs.
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A Hub About Hubs

I have been writing for HubPages for a little over a year now. Somehow along the way, I've gotten a little overly sentimental about some of my hubs. We've had some good times together. Some of my hubs have gotten lots of traffic. Some of my hubs have failed miserably. To be honest, I am still not great at determining which hubs will do well.

Sometimes I create a hub I am sure only I will love, but everyone comments and reposts it. Other times, I create a hub I believe the world will welcome with open arms, yet people avoid it like the plague. I all but beg people to have mercy on that hub and visit it, but the best I will get are some "pity visitors." I know only my most loyal followers are reading some of what I write (thank you, by the way).

Lately, I've been thinking about the life cycle of a hub. Some of my hubs continue to grow, just like people do as they get older. Other hubs have become stubborn little hermits and rarely see any visitors. Many of my hubs are drama queens and experience unpredictable ups and downs. It is funny how you never know the type of life your hub will experience when you create it.

A Hub is Born

In a sense, my hubs are like my children. I try not to play favorites, but I honestly do. Many of my hubs are created with the best of intentions. I will often have ideas floating around in my head and I cannot wait to write them down. The longer I have to wait to actually write my hub (due to my annoying job or personal commitments), the more overwhelmed I feel with ideas by the time I get to it. There are still unwritten hubs bouncing around in my head that have been there for months. Sadly, they may never be written at this point since the original inspiration is gone, but you never know.

When I do write a hub, there are times when I feel like I can't type it all fast enough. Then other times, I can feel midway through the hub that it will not work out, but I force myself to continue on. Quite a few of my hubs spend some of their lives in "hub limbo" if I feel they are "not ready" to be unleashed upon the world yet. Usually if a hub has a low score, even if I feel the hub is great, it is left unpublished until the score goes up. Sometimes, I just revisit a hub for days as if it is in the prenatal unit and I continuously change it, hoping to pump life into it before it is released into the HubPages world. At other times, I write many hubs in one day, but only publish a hub a day so I don't overwhelm my readers.

A newly born hub is just like a baby; one or two babies are cute, but try having a ton of them at once and it is too much. Let me recommend some hub writing advice to anyone reading this: if you only write 5 hubs a week, never publish all on the same day. I learned that the hard way. Publishing 5 hubs in one day is like giving birth to quintuplets. Space it out and your followers will be more likely to read your work. Of course, if you are creating 5 hubs per day everyday, naturally you will want to publish 5 a day. You might also want to take a much needed vacation from HubPages within a month or so.

A Hub Grows Up

At first, a hub will see a lot of traffic. The fact is, your hub will hang out in the Hub Hoppers section and many Hubbers will have the chance to read it, vote on it, and comment on it. If you are writing quality hubs, you should expect each new hub to attract at least one new follower each time you publish a hub. It doesn't happen every time, but it should happen most of the time. If you hub is not playing nicely on HubPages, and no one seems terribly interested in your hub, it could be time to edit it and give it another try.

Once again, every hub is different, just like people. Some hubs are going to appeal to a large audience and other hubs will only get attention from certain people. Some hubs that hardly see any traffic will still pull in money because its small audience will click on ads. Other hubs might be the "popular kid" amongst your hubs, but not pull in any money from Adsense or Amazon. You monetary success is not always associated with your popularity.

Another little recommendation from me: write different types of hubs for different reasons. Write hubs for you, write hubs for your followers, but also, write some hubs you believe will actually increase your revenue, too. If you want to write product hub, do it, but make sure you fully understand the product. If you want to get something off your chest, write about it, but write it in a way that others will enjoy. Don't forget, your followers like you for a reason. If someone makes a suggestion, it could be a really good idea. Give it some thought, write a hub about it if you can, and consider it a compliment.

It's A Cruel World Out There

The next hub life cycle stage is what I would consider the adult stage. Playing with the other hubs and having other Hubbers read it is like elementary school. At some point, your hub is going to show up in search engines. If you are interested in making money using HubPages, this is really what you need to strive for with each hub. Now that your hub is off on its own in a cruel internet world, many things can happen to it.

First of all, people can crawl out of the woodwork and mistreat your beautiful hub. Random people will post comments and not all are very kind. People might email you to ask crazy questions. Sometimes people will even consider you an expert in a certain subject matter. I've been asked questions about canaries, hamsters, leggings, Adsense, etc. Try to answer everyone's questions, but don't pretend to be an expert if you are not one.

Second, sometimes you will receive positive feedback. You and your hub can bask in the glory that is being awesome for a while! I wrote a hub about Halloween costumes for the movie Insidious, and the actual costume designer, Kristin M. Burke, contacted me about it. She was honored and shared the link on her own blog. Just remember, you never know who is reading your hubs, so remember to only share what you are willing to tell the entire world.

Last but not least, people will sometimes try to steal your hubs. The leggings hub shown at the top of this hub has been copied and pasted on other sites several times without my permission. It is always a fight getting someone to remove your material and it brings down your ranking in search engines. That poor hub once had about 100 hits a day. Now, I am excited if it even gets 5 visitors in one day. The hub has even had its title changed due to these issues and, sadly, it is not the hub it once was. It has been abused, altered, and tossed to the side by readers. Unfortunately, my leggings hub has lived a tough life full of ups and downs. It has only lived 6 months, but it is wise beyond its age. It once had a high ranking hub score, but that has sunk into the low 80s for a while.

The End of a Hub

Is there really an end to a hub? For me, not so much. I refuse to unpublish any of my hubs. Each hub means something to me, although I take more pride in some hubs than others. I know there are some people that constantly publish articles, take them down, republish them on other sites, etc. Although I am tempted to do this at times, I have not done so yet. I feel like I create my hubs explicitly for HubPages. I don't want to take one down and see what happens to it on another site. Unless I am told I must take down a hub for some reason, my hubs are sticking around.

If someone steals one of my hubs, my hub will not go down without a fight. It was here first and it will remain the last one standing. If a hub gets a low hub score, so be it. Whatever goes up must come down; I don't kick my hubs when they are down. Once again, my hubs are like my children. They might need some tough love every now and then, but I stand beside them. Each hub is different and each experience is different, but I am not willing to part with any of them.

Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle


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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Oh yes, I know what you mean. I've written hubs I was sure the world would adore. Wrong! You just never know the exact way to phrase things so search engines pick it up. Oh well. The mystery continues. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Jayme Kinsey 

    6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Great hub, and such a true (and entertaining) summary of parenting hubs. In the few months since I have joined, I have been constantly perplexed by the epic fail of hubs that I thought would be 'stellar' (we are talking weeks of research and creating original graphics) as opposed to the strange cult success of ones that I cranked out for fun in less than a few hours!

    Still, as you have said, they are my babies. They might need an attitude adjustment, but they will stay right here in my nest. Thanks for the fun read!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    angelsteelrolln76 - Thanks so much! I am glad you liked my hub.

    elle angela - Thank you! Yes, a lot of this will make much more sense after you've been writing for HubPages for a while. Good luck to you!

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    elle angela 

    6 years ago

    I am new to this hub writing and just getting started... funny commentary, It'll probably make more sense as I proceed. I may reread this article in the future this as I continue learning about this hub writing thing.

  • angelsteelrolln76 profile image


    6 years ago from Alabama

    Jeannieinabottle All so very true.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    molometer - You are right. It is nice not being on the clock while writing for HubPages. I have a new habit of starting a hub and then working on it 15 minutes here and there. Sometimes that is all the time I have now!

    Nicole Winter - I am working on breathing new life into many of my hubs now. I can't say I am too successful, but I am trying! Thanks for pinning and for the vote up!

    Levertis Steele - You have over 100 hubs in progress! That is amazing. I usually only have a few at any given time. There was a time when I used to have much more, but that was when I had more free time. Thank you for sharing this information with me!

    dwelburn - I think you notice a jump in traffic if you are going back into the hub and viewing it a lot. Whenever you view your won hub, even if it is only to click on the edit button, it shows up in the stats. Sometimes that really throws me off! I also don't see anything wrong with that title for your hub. I would try using Google to start typing in a title and see what they say people are searching for. Sometimes that can help.

    PegCole17 - Thanks so much! I am happy you liked my hub. The life cycle of a hub is a still a bit of a mystery though. Sometimes a hub makes a comeback for no apparent reason.

    Thanks everyone for your comments and for checking out my hub!

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    Peg Cole 

    6 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

    I like your humorous approach to the Life Cycle of a Hub. Like you, I've had some hubs that literally took off and for months kept me focused on answering comments. Now they remain dormant and I'm left to wonder why. Yet, it helps me to move on to greener pastures. I love your wit and the way you've captured the process of birth, baby, youth and age of a hub. Wonderfully funny reality check.

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    6 years ago from Birmingham, UK

    Very interesting hub. I've noticed I always see an increase in traffic when I edit a hub. Is this because it goes back into the Hub Hoppers section?

    I only have one hub I'm thinking of taking down because it gets hardly any visitors (like 2 per month). It's a shame because I really put a lot into making it a useful, informative hub. Perhaps it's the title that doesn't appeal - "How To Be Healthy For Life: The 7 Steps To Health"

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    Levertis Steele 

    6 years ago from Southern Clime


    I wish to comment on a few of your statements:

    "I all but beg people to have mercy on that hub and visit it, but the best I will get are some "pity visitors." I know only my most loyal followers are reading some of what I write."

    I have run across hubs that were written several years ago and truly enjoyed and shared them. If I had found them when they were first written, I would have read them then. Getting traffic is important, but I have not mastered that yet. No matter what you write, there are always millions of people who would find it interesting, but getting their attention is the job. I would like to get more traffic outside of HubPages. If I did not have hub friends to offer a little "pity," my hubs would be as lonely as an abandoned island, except for that rare outsider.

    "Quite a few of my hubs spend some of their lives in "hub limbo" if I feel they are "not ready" to be unleashed upon the world yet."

    I have over 100 hubs in progress, but I cannot multi-task as well as I once did, so they remain in progress." I plan to get them moving in a few weeks.

    Thanks for this information!

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    Nicole A. Winter 

    6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    This is great, thanks so much for publishing it! I recently unpublished something like 50 hubs, and I hear you, it hurt! I admire your tenacity in breathing life into your hubs and nursing them until they're ready to stand on their own. Voted up, shared, pinned and enjoyed!

  • molometer profile image


    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    I wish I had read this 13 months ago. I used to often wonder why some do better than others?

    When all things being equal they should all being doing the same traffic.

    This hub is a true reflection of what actually happens to all of our hubs.

    They go up and down like yo yo's sometimes.

    I really don't pay much attention to the daily scores anymore as they are quite frankly irrelevant and usually inaccurate.

    Like you I write to please myself first.

    If I am happy with a piece I post it. If not it has to wait.

    I have dozens of articles written and will post them when I am happy with them.

    Hubpages is a great place to write as we are not 'on the clock'.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Stephanie Henkel - It makes sense to take down the seasonal hubs and then republish them, but sometimes, I just can't let go of them either. I've also found some of my Halloween hubs do well all year long. Weird. Thanks for your comment!

    blissfulwriter - It is easier to determine when a hub is not so great after all now that HubPages puts the H beside the unfeatured hubs. I sometimes disagree with their choices, but I suppose sentimental value means nothing to them. ;-) Thanks for checking out my hub!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Sherry Hewins - The unpublished hubs bothered me at first and I did work hard to improve some. Other hubs are just not featured and I will deal with them another time. I just can't delete them! So yeah, I guess it hasn't changed matters much. Hehe. Thanks for dropping by!

    Sneha Sunny - I know just what you mean... they are unsuccessful, but my hubs! Thanks for understanding. :-) Thanks for the votes!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    beingwell - You are so right... this hub has never brought in the money. Thanks for your comment and bringing some life to it!

    mary615 - I know what you mean about unpublishing some hubs. There are a few of mine that are pretty bad, but I can't seem to let go. Sometimes I just open them up, shake my head, and add more stuff to it. :-) Thanks for your comment!

  • BlissfulWriter profile image


    6 years ago

    It is true that it is difficult to predict ahead of time which hubs will do well and which won't -- it always surprises me too. But I know when a Hub is at the end of its life when the "H" icon disappears from the right column of my Hub listings. That means that hubpages is no longer promoting it.

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    Stephanie Henkel 

    6 years ago from USA

    I too become attached to my "babies" and sometimes it takes a while of zero views to realize that I need to take drastic measures. It's hard for me to unpublish a hub and toss it aside, but sometimes I will take down seasonal hubs and wait for the right time of year to roll around again. Meanwhile, they need some care, feeding and revamping. I enjoyed your article immensely! Voted up and shared!

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    Sneha Sunny 

    6 years ago from India

    This is an awesome hub with some really true points about what our hubs go though after getting published. This time I was thinking to update some of my hubs but I will never unpublish them. I can't because those hubs may not be a huge success but it took a lot (time, dedication, hopes, love!) from my side. They may be unsuccessful but they're mine! Only the writer understands the feeling associated with piece of work written by him/her.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome hub! Rated and voted up! :)

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    Sherry Hewins 

    6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

    I see that the older comments are from a year ago, before introduction of "unfeatured" hubs. Has that changed your attitude at all? Personally I have deleted some, moved a few, and I have some more that are on the chopping block.

    It's not that they are unfeatured (yet). However, I write them to be read, and if that's not happening at HubPages perhaps I can recycle them for use on a webpage of my own. I don't do it hastily, and any deleted hub is stored on my hard drive for some future incarnation.

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    Mary Hyatt 

    6 years ago from Florida

    I feel the same way about my Hubs. I love them all , but I have unpublsihed a couple. They had no traffice and I can see why. They were BAD!. It was time for them to go. They weren't worth trying to revive.

    Then I wrote one that I didn't think would get any traffic, and it is my main Hub! Go figure.

    Voted UP and shared.

  • beingwell profile image


    6 years ago from Bangkok

    This new born is yet to rake a lot of money online. Good luck little one. Voted up and shared.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am happy you enjoyed the hub. It is nice to hear from others that treat their hubs like babies. I hope you get to republish all of them! Thanks for your comment.

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 

    6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin


    My hubs too are like my children but I do unpublish and sadly have about 40 percent not published. Generally I don't delete and I will get back to them but I need to add the quality writing and technical pieces. I have gotten so much better about crafting my hubs and writing has gotten much easier. Writing is a skill but oh the work and the love that goes into them.

    Excellent hub - thank you so much for sharing.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my hub.

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    Gulf Coast Sun 

    7 years ago from Gulf of Mexico

    Very nice perspective on hubbing. Great article. Thank you

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much. I am happy you enjoyed my hub. This baby seems to be growing up, but not too fast. :-) There really is a place for everyone and everything on HubPages.

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    7 years ago


    You're so right. A hub is a personal matter. I see it as a place where you can be yourself. If you're in the mood to be helpful and want to share info, there's a hub in the making, if you simply want to be silly and playful, that too can be turned into a hub.

    Your hub is witty and is resourceful but it also is informational. I believe you have a healthy baby here. Hope it grows even more healthy.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That is so true. Sometimes I've linked certain hubs together perfectly and getting rid of one might ruin traffic for another. Thanks for reading this older hub. :-)

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    Laura Brown 

    7 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

    I'm not going to unpublish anything just because of small details like traffic either. You never know when someone might drop in and read one of your old Hub posts. Like now.

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I agree with you on this one. My hubs that are updated regularly seem to get more traffic. I think Google must reward those that update sites on a regular basis.

  • megni profile image


    7 years ago

    Interesting insights about hubs. I too feel strongly about my hubs and I update mine regularly. It seems to give them exposure.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I agree with you. I guess I am like an overprotective parent sometimes with my hubs. Actually, this poor hub has already been stolen and republished by another site. It couldn't be innocent very long! :-(

    Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.

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    Shasta Matova 

    7 years ago from USA

    Hi Jeannie, This is a cute hub, and I enjoyed reading your thoughts about a lifecycle of a hub. I haven't deleted any either, and can't imagine deleting one. But I am keeping in mind what Elayne said, that sometimes they do grow and need to leave the nest, so I am not going to rule out that option. I look forward to seeing my babies grow.

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you, Cindy. Who the hell copies a hub about hubs and puts it on a site that has nothing to do with HubPages? That is so crazy! I am going to confront them and then report them. Sigh. Thanks so much!

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    Cindy Murdoch 

    7 years ago from Texas

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hi Angie, apparently all of us form some type of attachment to our hubs. It is actually pretty funny if you think about it. But they are my babies so I must protect them. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Angie Jardine 

    7 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

    Hi Jeannie ... many thanks for this reassuring hub.

    I often look at my under performing hubs and wonder if it would be a good idea to delete them. I have never been able to do so ...

    So relieved to find so many other hubbers who won't delete theirs too.

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much, Lesley. I am glad you liked one of my newest hub babies. Right now, this one is still very young, but she has gotten a lot of attention. :-)

    Thanks for the vote up!

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    Movie Master 

    7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Jeannie, I know I need to have a bit of a sort out with my hubs, they are like family and I am very protective of them! I also can't bring myself to delete any!

    Loved this life of a hub hub and voted up!

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Greg - That is a shame you had to lose the comments and views on the hub you took down. That is something I always think about if I consider taking one down. It is pretty much like a hub death, and who wants that? Thanks for the comment! Take care of those hubs!

    Bill - That is exactly how I feel. Some of those hubs are pretty much just there for my entertainment anyway. Thanks for reading my hub! I am glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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    Bill Holland 

    7 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I love that you won't take a hub down, Jeannie! I won't either; too much of my time and effort went into it and even if nobody reads it I know I created it and that's good enough for me. Great hub and it made me feel good this morning.

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    Greg Schweizer 

    7 years ago from Corona, California.

    Hi Jeannie, I know the feeling. I also refuse to unpublish any of my hubs. But I did unpublish one that was up a few days early in my "career" and was told it was a duplicate. I already had over 100 visits and several comments. So I deleted it and LOST the visit count and comments. That is one other thing to consider if it does cross your mind to unpublish or delete a hub. You just cuddle those hubs to your bossom and protect them. Greg

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Elayne001 - I suppose you are right about writing about the latest technology. I still don't know if I could "let them go" though. I would just let them get old and sit there I guess. Thanks for the comment and reading my hub.

    ComfortB - Yes, I guess well all do that with our hubs. Hehe... yes, check on the babies :-) Thanks for the votes.

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    Comfort Babatola 

    7 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

    Great hub. I like how you personify your hubs. I guess we all do that about these babies, unconsciously, of course. Voted up and interesting!

    Gotta go check on them babies...

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    7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Loved your life of a hub hub! I used to feel that way about my hubs, but like my children - they grew up and left, so I move on....and have actually deleted a few of my out-of-date hubs. I guess we should never write those kind (like the latest technology - cause it changes so fast)! Of course, I would not delete my own children, but have to find other interests to keep me going.

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks so much! I have a weird way of giving personalities to everything. Maybe that is why I am overly sentimental about the weirdest things. Thanks for checking out my hub!

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    Peter Leeper 

    7 years ago from Londonderry, New Hampshire

    very uniique hub! I liked the way you personified your hubs in different stages and conditions. I think each and every hub out there has its own unique personality and you put that into words in a wonderful way. Thanks!

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    kallini2010 - I know what you mean. Some of my hubs basically just sit there without readers everyday. It is tough getting traffic sometimes. I remember my traffic picking up much more once I hit 100 hubs, so I think you are almost there! Good luck!

    Bldg an Architect - Awe, now I am picturing a bunch of baby hubs roaming around. :-) Thanks for the comment and hope your hubs mature into wonderful adult hubs.

    twinstimes2 - I never officially took the 30 days challenge, but I know many people who've been successful with it. Good luck! Thanks for reading my hub and thanks for the vote up!

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    Karen Lackey 

    7 years ago from Ohio

    I am new to hubpages and I enjoyed your insights. I am starting off with the 30/30 challenge and learning quite a bit. I do feel like each one was published for a reason and means something to me. Great hub. Voted up.

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    Bldg an Architect 

    7 years ago

    Great hub. All my hubs are still in their infancy, since I've only been here a month. I look forward to them maturing. Up and shared.

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    7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    I've read your hub with interest - I have also been on HP for a year, yet I have only 83 published hubs, with only one being a hit - yet nobody stole it (I guess it is too long), a few well (or better or relatively better) performing hubs...

    and very little money. Next to nothing.

    I realize that it is my content that is not money material, but just as you I am attached to my work. Maybe less so now, I have grown as a writer after all.

    I don't have many readers (my followers is just an empty statistic), but some of them encourage me to continue this HP or writing journey.

    Still, I have not found a gold mine of content...

    Maybe the life cycle for my hubs is slightly different.

    Thank you for your article and I hope you will find that magical formula of success.

    All the best on HP,

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    Jeannie InABottle 

    7 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Hunnbel Meer - Thank you so much! I am sure my hub appreciates the compliment, too. :-) Thank you for the votes as well.

    ThePracticalMommy - Yes, it is just like watching them grow up. Some hubs are just more successful than others, but I love them all. Thank you for the votes!!!

    m0rd0r - I agree. I can't bare the thought of deleting a hub after I've worked on it. The only time I've deleted a hub is if I write about two sentences and realize that is about all I have to say. Thanks for the votes!

    DeborahNeyens - It is interesting how many of my hubs now sit in Hub Limbo. Actually, this one had been in limbo for about 5 days. It is so nice to see it come to life! Thanks for reading and for the comment.

    John Sarkis - I know exactly what you mean. It is interesting to see what some people are interested in reading. Honestly, that hub does sound interesting. I doubt a lot of people have written on the difference in the taste between saltwater and freshwater fish. No wonder it has so many readers. Thanks for reading and for the votes!

    Vinaya Ghimire - I am happy you enjoyed it. It is interesting to realize other hubbers feel like me about their hubs. Thanks for reading my hub!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 

    7 years ago from Nepal

    It is interesting to read what a fellow hubber thinks about her hub.

    Wonderful reflection.

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    John Sarkis 

    7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Very insightful hub. You're so right. Just to give you a little narrative on that. For years I thought I was the only person who distinguished the difference in taste between freshwater and saltwater fish. I decided to write a hub about it, not my best hub by a long shot!!! Yet, I've gotten more hits on that hub than on anything else I've written thus far. You're right, something you might find simple and insignificant, others will treasure it....

    Take care - voted up


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    Deborah Neyens 

    7 years ago from Iowa

    They do become our babies, don't they? These are great observations. I just started using the "hub limbo" for new hubs and it seems to help to let it sit for a bit while I tweak it. And I've never unpublished a hub, either. Maybe someday, but I can't see killing any of my babies right now.

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    Stoill Barzakov 

    7 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

    I also never unpublish and delete hubs.

    There is only one hidden unpublished, that needs more consideration and work before republishing it.

    Voted up and interesting.

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    7 years ago from United States

    Fantastic! You have so well described the life cycle of a hub and the parent-like feelings we hubbers have towards hubs. We create and cultivate these hubs, hoping to see them turn into mature, successful adults who have the ability to change the world. What a metaphor!

    I like that you refuse to delete your hubs. I am the same way. After all the work I put into them, I just don't have the heart to get rid of them.

    Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting. Sharing as well! :D

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    Syed Hunbbel Meer 

    7 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

    After reading all of your text, I can easily say that this newborn hub of yours is really cute :P Haha!

    A well-written piece of content. I appreciate the mild humour in it. Voted up + Funny + Interesting + Awesome!

    Btw, hubs are immortal ;)


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