Why Are Hubs Called Hubs
A randomly asked question that could generate a multitude of answers. The question, "Why is a hub called a hub?" When a person is new there are so many unanswered questions and many feel to ashamed to even ask. They search in 'Help' hoping they will find the answer. For those who are adventurous you will find them trekking over to the forums, placing there question on the need help? ask here thread. Anxiously they wait for someone to answer the question they have been searching for. Excited. Some responds but it isn't the answer they are looking for. A little disappointed they continue to search and finally they decide to post the question in the Q&A called answers. A place that is highlighted in white in between your hubs and hubbers button on the upper-left hand side of your profile or my account page.
So why is a hub called a hub?
Let's first define the word, "hub".
A hub is defined as , a place or thing that forms the effect center of an activity, region or network. If you look at your article in its entirety there is a formation that effects the center of the network. It is every word you write and place on HubPages. People gravitate from all over the world to read the work of all writers' on HP.
There are blogs and there are hubs. Blogs are kind of like an on-line diary of who you are and what your interests are. If you are a poet, your blog would consist of all poetry. If you are a sports writer, then your blog would consist of all sports.
Now let's define the word 'article'.
An article is a nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as a newspaper or magazine. Now we are not a newspaper or magazine, but Hubpages is a site that allows writers' to write articles based on an array of topics. If you like to write about pets, you publish a hub. If you write about a personal journey then you create a hub. The topics you can write about can be endless. So a hub is a on-line article that is based on an individuals knowledge, idea, thought, life or an array of other subjects.
Based on my own personal experience with writing both hubs and blogs. I believe that hubs are much more enjoyable to write because you can write off topic. If you want to write about your dog, you can. If you have a favorite subject to write about or something you wish to share you can. If you need someone to critique your writing Hubpages has many writers' who will provide their expertise and assist anyone who is willing to learn.
With blogs and especially working on your own website, the only extra pair of eyes you have is someone reading your work. Being new and with a hub there is more interaction and support. So why is a hub a hub? Simple. It is an article that was created by you.