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What are you looking for in a hubber?

Updated on October 2, 2010

 I'm subscribed to a handful of hubbers. And everyday I check my email to see what the newest hub is written about. And almost everyday I'm a tad more disappointed than I was the day before.

And I want to say this up front : I am in no way demeaning your hubs, or your topics of choice. But they, for the most part, don't pertain to me.

I like to read a hub that is interesting, funny, enlightening, full of information etc. Something that is going to catch my attention when either hub hopping, or reading the hubbers I've chosen to follow. And I'm sure that is the case for most of you here on hubpages, or the people that search and end up here.

But for the most part I don't care about things like halloween costumes, quotes, iphone apps, cars, bicycles etc. and that seems to be the growing trend lately. Mainly because none of this pertains to my searches nor does it pertain to my everyday life.

Maybe those types of hubs are getting the high CTR's and such but I can't bring myself to read them because they just don't seem that interesting to me.

So I'm sorry if I've offended those of you that do write about these topics. I'm in no way trying to demean you or your hubs. And I hope that they are bringing you the best of CTR's and money making! As I'm sure that not everyone that reads or follows me cares a lot about what I have to say either.

I'm mainly writing this hub to find out what you, the reader, wants to read about. What do you "search" for? Is it pets, dieting, exercise, house plants, gardening, etc. I am just wanting some feedback so that I as a hubber can bring you the best quality of hub that I can.


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    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 7 years ago

      ......I think that the epigramman writes like all four winds blowing at the same time - and in a shameless attempt at self-promotion - is always guaranteed to make your pretty little head spin like Linda Blair in THE EXORCIST ...... lol lol lol

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      I enjoyed your thoughts on the subject, too, gqgirl. I didn't mean to ramble on so but you made ME think! LOL - hugs.

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      Sabrae 7 years ago from Georgia

      @jiberish - thanks for your input and for stopping by!

      @nellieanna - as always you are a beautiful writer, even in the comments and I like the way you made me stop and think! Thanks for the feedback!

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      gqgirl - I guess jiberish is right - there is variety enough to suit all tastes and writers tend to write about subjects of interest to themselves and put them out for whomever finds them equally interesting. The only writers who must appeal to a certain kind of reader are those who write for special interest or special focus magazines, and even in those - a variety of "slants" on the subject and styles of writing make them individual to the writers.

      I find that the reward here on HubPages is finding either kindred spirit writer or discovering some new interest I didn't realize I had till I read someone's clever presentation of it which grabbed me and pulled me in.

      It's a lot like other areas of life. No one can please all the people all the time, as the saying goes. Trying to only stifles one's own creativity and ability to put forward one's own unique contributions for those who can appreciate them. Some things are going to "fit" some others and some things will not fit many. But variety really IS the spice of life. And if one doesn't prefer a certain spice- why - heck - just avoid it! No need to kill the crop and ban the manufacture of it! Someone else loves it -LOL

      In all honesty - I agree that going through the announcements of new hubs by hubbers I follow produces some excitement for some and some yawns for others. Why this happens is purely personal preference, and one's preferences on any one day are affected by things going on then including state of health, the weather outside, events in progress. One has trouble enough finding what suits oneself. No other person can be sure to hit that nail on the head for any one other person, much less a large group of folks. So no matter how good the hubbers are, they could not have anticipated my preferences (at the expense of missing someone else's, surely)

      But truthfully, I feel I can learn all I need about some subjects in the many magazines to which I already subscribe and often neglect in preference to coming to Hubpages.

      I'm never drawn by dry or trite sounding treatments of any subject. And some subjects are just out of my interest-viewing range! I confess that it's been so long since I had infants that even the loveliest hubs about their care are a bit of a chore to read in very much quantity, though that in no way diminishes their value for young mothers or for the young mother who writes them frequently, whom I happen to like as a person very much. And in smaller doses, I find her hubs enchanting in spite of my lack of personal need for their information.

      What I do really like to find are the unique takes on life so many hubbers come here to share! It doesn't matter if their views are like mine, nor if their vocabulary is similar to mine, as long as they sparkle with authenticity and have something to SAY. But it's my response or lack thereof that produces those qualities for me - and they may or may not for others.

      I love to hear their own stories & experiences with what may be ordinary things, but by their telling, they're raising them to a level of extraordinary. Sometimes it takes opening the hubs and reading them to see which they are.

      But everyone is different and people are at various stages of finding their own 'sea legs' in both writing and reading SKILLS. And there IS skill involved in both! We can't read everything everyday anyway, so sorting through what is offered, based on how it grabs me, helps prioritize which ones I choose to read first. Remember, it's a PERSONAL choice on both ends - the writer's & the reader's. When they match, it's VOILA! If they don't always match, it's no big deal. So I figure if I can't get to them all, the ones I missed, while they may have proven delightful, were still those which hooked me least and that's my own standard - and i'm sticking to it. :-)

      But here I am reading yours! So - that's MY vote UP. LOL.

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      jiberish 7 years ago from florida

      There are many interesting Hubs, you can choose what topics to follow. In my opinion a well rounded Hubber writes on various topics. My interest are political, however I find that writing about other topics breaks up the monotony.