What I Miss About My Days (And Nights) On HubPages
I thought I was valued once,
and worthy of my hire.
Now I think I'm just a dunce,
and to myself a liar.
Getting to be an HP "old timer"
Contests and Challenges
On a previous occasion I won $25.00 in a HubPages contest. I would be happy to compete again, but I haven't seen any contests proposed recently.
HP used to challenge Hubbers to write "30 Hubs in 30 Days". While I accomplished that several times, it was nice that challenges were out there to stimulate the muse and classes to promote better Hubs were available.
Ratings and Categories
In those "good old days" Hubbers could rate other Hubbers' articles and give them scores which (when the Hubs were well done) served as incentives for writing more frequently and better quality Hubs.
I respected the comments and thrived on the scoring as online pats on the back from time to time.
While comments can still perform that function and they do, I really appreciated that discontinued system of Hubbers' appraisals, and it seemed to serve well the pursuit for excellence.
Remuneration and Rewards
In the past the number of Views of my Hubs were directly related to their remuneration and rewards, whereas today HP has apparently shifted the responsibility for those to Ad Sense for better or worse.
In addition, self-chosen ads are limited more strictly, and the concept of "Other Articles by This Author" has seemingly disappeared so that now my Hubs are more likely to be promoting other Hubbers' writings as of "suggested interest" rather than my Hubs promoting one or more of my earlier Hubs.
Perhaps because the number of Hubbers worldwide has grown exponentially, even though I have written on a wide variety of topics of continuing interest, it is rare to find my own Hubs in that "suggested interest" category when I have a featured Hub on the same topic others have written about.
A Pot of Gold At the HP Rainbow
The Good Old Days
I miss what I perceive as having been lost from those "good old days'. Hopefully the changes have meant more benefits for the vast majority of Hubbers, and I can just go sulk in my own corner dreaming of days and features that are now in the past.
As always your comments and shared outlook are always welcomed. What feature(s) of HubPages do you most miss in their absence, and what might HubPages do in the future to "liven up" their service to your even greater satisfaction?
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