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This might sound stupid... o.O

  1. azadg7 profile image59
    azadg7posted 4 years ago

    I'm new to this site, the main reason im here is to post my poetry, so my question is am i suppose to put only one poem per hub page or do i put all poems on one hub page, and different subjects on another hub page?? i'm so confused.... -_-

    1. ajwrites57 profile image87
      ajwrites57posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages azadg7! If you just want to post your poetry, you can post one poem on your Hub. If you plan on monetizing your Hubpages you should porbably add several and maybe some text. Maybe look at other Hubbers Hubpages to see how they formatted their poems. I have some on Hubs on poetry. Google likes the Hubpage to be at least 500 words, so I added several poems per Hub and text. I don't know if this is the best but this is what I've done. Hope this helps. Maybe other poets will repsond with their advice.

    2. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great to see you here, a7...enjoy!

    3. xstatic profile image60
      xstaticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There are a number of people on HP who publish poems. I don't know if any make money or not. I tend to publish one poem per hub, others publish one with a preface. Check out Nellieanna, who publishes several per hub wtith great illustrations.
      Welcome to HP and good luck!

  2. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 4 years ago

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  3. Fastian profile image75
    Fastianposted 4 years ago

    Your hub must contain at least 500 words. So manage it that way. Let it be five poems per hub each in different text capsule and images if any.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is not a bad idea to have 500 words, but it is certainly not a requirement. Many of my featured hubs are shorter than 500 words.

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    Educateurselfposted 4 years ago

    Hi azadag,
    You shouldn't write your all poems in one hub because there is no benefit for you the more your poem is lengthy the more people' don't want to read.Keep your poem short and write your every poem on every new hub.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    You can't write poetry according to how many words you can fit on a page. Poetry is a heart/emotion/imagination kinda thing, but maybe that's just my opinion.

  6. ikepius profile image78
    ikepiusposted 4 years ago

    one hubpage per poem, honey! thats the way to go! every poem should have a title. no matter how short they may be, the title leads your readers to them. just reading the title tells me whether i want to read that particular poem or not. i hope you understand!

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 4 years ago

    I write poetry and haiku. I only post one per page for several reasons to include traffic, social media etc...  Even with shorter poetry or even haiku which does not contain the 500 word limit, you can still be featured.  Not to mention it builds your portfolio here.  Hope this helps.

  8. WriteAngled profile image85
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Whatever, you want. According to most people's experience, poetry hubs get idled pretty quickly. If you are not concerned whether your hubs appear in the search engines then that doesn't matter though.

  9. ruizblake150 profile image61
    ruizblake150posted 4 years ago

    Hello azadg7,

    If I were you I would compile some poems into ONE hub. Maybe if they fall into the same category. You could create a small series of poems into one hub. Just an idea smile

  10. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    Write your poems, collect them, organize them, then make a Hub to compile several poems of the same subject.

    1. ajwrites57 profile image87
      ajwrites57posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I feel this is the best strategy--I've done this with some romantic poetry I've written. Whatever way you decide, you can always go back and edit your work.  To me that's part of the beauty of Hubpages. yikes)

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Hello, Azadg7, and welcome!

    Publishing my poems was my own first thought on coming here, and I did publish several.

    At that time, I did not know or care that money could be made via the AdSense program, and it was before the HP ad program, so none of my poems were (or are) monetized.

    That said, I soon learned that as this is not a poetry-specific site, poems get very little traffic, and traffic is what you want.

    I publish only one poem per Hub for most.  There are one or two that are extremely short 2 to 4 line poems, and those, I have grouped together because they are on related topics.  In doing that, though, you want each poem in its own text capsule within the Hub.

    Pictures help, as does some text with the "backstory;" that being an explanation of the impetus/inspiration for the poem.

    Best wishes.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Per my own experience, single-poem hubs are doomed as far as traffic goes. Mine have collected so much dust that plants are growing on them now. I'd have deleted them, but they are my 2 favorite pets. big_smile

  13. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Cardisa wrote a hub to explain the best way to make money writing poems and explains good page  layouts for poetry. Check her out.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well, bless your heart. I am off to check. smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Do you remember any of the words in the title?

      1. brakel2 profile image83
        brakel2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I tried to find that hub by Cardisa. Something is wrong. Her profile page is blank and top of page had html in it.
        Weird happenings on this site. Anyway, Cardisa also has an account under Carolee with poetry. You might try it, and I will continue my search. I will put it in the feed and send URL to you., paradigm.

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Page layouts???  I used to be able to play with the line spacing, for effect, and HP no longer supports that.  No matter WHAT I try to do, everything gets slammed over to the left margin the minute you hit 'save' on the capsule.  :-( 

      Being able to play with the line spacing and alignment on the page is the only kind of "page layout" I'd be interested in.....

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        Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I tried to include a link, but didn't think to do it till the end... for the life of me, I couldn't get the link to show up. Lil frustrating.

      2. ajwrites57 profile image87
        ajwrites57posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Hubpages, page layouts, cause aches in my heart;
        improving this feature--a wonderful start!
        Hubpages, page layouts, the poet's art;
        more poems, epics and odes to impart!

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    And now pics aren't downloading again. That's my favorite part. sad
    I can't publish my new hub till I add a pic.

  15. DrMark1961 profile image99
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Beth I had the same problem with pictures last night using IE. Try downloading on Google Chrome.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      But Firefox is my happy place. sad

      Ok, Ill try it, thanks.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You were right sir... as a matter of fact... google chrome is running way smoother in general for some reason. Thank you... I was able to publish my article thanks to you. smile

  16. MarieAlana1 profile image71
    MarieAlana1posted 4 years ago

    Here's an honest question.... Have you ever had your poem hub not featured because it was considered not up to the standard?

  17. torrilynn profile image82
    torrilynnposted 4 years ago

    Welcome to hubpages azadg7! I would say that you can group several poems into one hub on put them into there own seperate hub if they reach the word limit that you need in order to publish your poems. I absolutely love poems and can't wait to get the chance to read some of yours.