I like this challenge. I just opened a new account and don't have much material, so I'm going to try to write at least 30 hubs before my one month anniversary on October 3rd.
Some of your hubs are quite short and need some work. May be an idea to throw a link or two in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum so you don't have to go back and make lots of changes later.
You're pretty rude. I've only been on HP for 4 days. Have you ever thought that some people may be here to write for fun. Not every hub needs to be a perfectly worded research paper. I signed up for this so I could write what's on my mind, be it poetry, stories, satire, recipes, or top ten countdowns. I am not here to make money, and I will never think I am elite enough to tell other people that their work is a waste of time. I am here because I like to share some of my knowledge and learn from otthers. It should be obvious which hubs are serious and which are meant as satire or are written just for fun. Maybe other people who don't take themselves so seriously enjoy reading or writing a simple fun article every once in a while.
I was not trying to be rude, but give advice to a new member. Some of your hubs may be breaking the site rules due to low quality or other guidelines, and I'd prefer to see a new member get off to the best start possible, instead of having half their hubs unpublished in a few weeks or months.
You'll find that if you post in the forums, most members will offer advice and critique if you post in a way that refers to your hubs or future hubbing. The general assumption is that people are here to at least make a bit of pocket money, even if they do write for fun.
Wry isn't being rude, she's being helpful.
The fact is, it's risky writing a lot of Hubs before you understand the rules. If you write Hubs that get classified as "sub-standard" or "low quality", you may find they get unpublished - which is frustrating, whether you're here to make money or not. Better to take a bit of time and learn something about how to write Hubs, before you jump in and write too many.
I'm not saying your writing is below standard or low quality, but there are certain standards - length being one of them - which you have to watch out for.
I just think "good luck" or "welcome to hubpages" would be more appropriate. I did not post in extreme hub makeover. I only posted inb this forum so I would hold myself accountable. I was excited to have somewhere to share my writing, whether a masterpiece or just for fun, but now that I know how nitpicky some people on here are, I am almost scared to post hubs. I feel like so many people on here are discouraging and overly critical. I don't think my hubs are in violation, there are no typos, grammatical errors, swear words, drug references, etc...I find a lot of people on here obsess over money. I've even seen hubs promoting items for the sole purpose of trying to make money on amazon. I guess you two never just have a thought and want to share it for fun. Believe it or not, the short, simple, and stupid hubs I have written get way more traffic than the short stories I spent time writing. Would you have stayed on hubpages if someone had told you you're failing right off the bat? And any author should know that when offering constructive criticism, you should also point out a positive attribute. If you don't like it, don't read it. No use getting all worked up, it's not your feelings being hurt. People are so quick to judge when they're hiding behind a screen name.
You're quite right and we both should have welcomed you to start with, so I apologise for that. However, it doesn't change the advice we've been giving you. Short, simple Hubs may be fun by they're also liable to get deleted for being too short or too personal - so we're just trying to save you disappointment and frustration in the long run. We've both been in the situation where we wrote too many Hubs upfront and then had to spend hours revising them, and we're just trying to save you from that. Personally I'm not getting worked up about it, I'm just trying to be helpful - but it's your right to ignore the advice, of course.
Sorry, and welcome to Hubpages.
However I think the biggest mistake you're making is thinking that writing for fun and money are mutually exclusive I write for fun mostly and only make about $500 a month. If I wrote for money (which I know how but bores me!) I'd probably be up around $1500. But I'm still making money.
But do you really want to login to discover you need to revise 20 hubs in a month's time? It just means more work down the track, so we're trying to help you learn about the site rules - we all have to abide by them if we want our work to be published.
For someone who expects constructive criticism you might try being a lot more constructive yourself. You attacked WryLilt personally. Where no insult was given to you, no personal attack.
Watch your own attitude before you accuse others.
WryLilt wasn't rude at all. If you can't take a helpful suggestion like that you shouldn't post to the forum. Not everyone is as nice about how they offer free advice.
I like this idea too.I mean :just have a look at my profile- you can see I joined HP when the company was only 3 years old.Today,three years later,I am still trying to cut my teeth in hubbing as though I were a freshman.I need to style up a bit if ever I am to make a name for myself as one of the web content change makers of this century.I just need someone to keep me accountable throughout the journey.Thanks.Any ideas?
Not to be rude, too rude, but do I sense a flamer?
lainelongfellow, you received excellent advice here, none of which was any kind of attack on you. You can benefit by that advice, or not. The folks who addressed you know what they are talking about.
Yet you come back at them with antagonism. That's your loss. Or your game.
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