Is something wrong with my latest hub?

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  1. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Hi,
    I published this hub last night. This morning, I see a blank space where the "H" for featured usually goes. I've never seen this happen before. Is the hub being moderated for some reason? I have not received an email or anything notifying me that the hub is in violation. Please give feedback, staff. Thank you.

    http://janshares.hubpages.com/hub/How-T … nce-Within

    1. Simone Smith profile image94
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Hub was not Featured because it did not get a sufficiently high quality rating. I recommend trying to update it so it meets the criteria of a Hub rated eight or above on our Hub rating scale: hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#informational

      Hope that helps! big_smile

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        WOW. This is a first. Should I expect similar hubs to be "de-rated?" I haven't done anything differently in terms of quality that I usually do and receive good feedback and comments. Is it because it only has 519 words? I'm perplexed, not sure what to edit.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image93
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love the hub. I don't get it.

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Barbara Kay. It's good to know that I'm not crazy. I did do some editing so it's pending again but it's not really that different from before except that word count was increased by 200.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image93
          Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It must be some of the raters aren't that good.

    3. BROTATI profile image78
      BROTATIposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I loved your Hub and hope it gets featured soon.

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    It is my guess that the poem did you in. Reclassify the hub under creative writing/poems and you should be fine. Not fair, since your hub really is about self-help.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Really? That's what it is? This is not the first time I've classified a hub regarding subject matter but put it under 'Poetry' for hub group. Is that seen as an inconsistency?

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    It troubles me that this hub didn't get a high enough rating.  The photos are original (and are good illustrations of the points), it is informative as well as artistic, there are sidebar capsules, etc.  It is way better than most of the poetry I have seen while cruising the hopper.  Maybe I am missing something.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You! I'm beside myself, Marcy. This is disturbing to me. I don't know what to do. Maybe a video of me doing some tai chi? Jeeez!!!!

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        And my hubberscore just dropped one point. Eye-yi-yi. roll

  4. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    I have read this and voted it up and beautiful.Poetry hubs don't usually interest me but your hub is far more than a poem. All I can think is that it is down to word count. Try adding 2 more paragraphs. I bet it will then get through the system.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your support, seanorjohn. I asked Simone in reply above if it's because it only has 519 words. I am waiting for an answer. I appreciate your advice. I will follow through if it can be officially confirmed by staff that word count is indeed the problem.

      1. seanorjohn profile image81
        seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Jan. Try and find a relevant youtube video and with a few more words it will soar. Good luck and keep believing in yourself. You have real talent as a writer.

        1. janshares profile image95
          jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks again, seanorjohn.

  5. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    Hi janshares, the new QA came in this week, I guess we may all start to find similar issues with publishing hubs. Not a happy thought!

    I had a look at your hub, and something did strike me, which I hope you'll take in the spirit it's intended. In three fairly short paragraphs, you've used the word "that" around nine times. I may not have noticed normally, but was trying to see anything that could help you. I also found the last sentence, first paragraph a bit ungainly.

    This isn't meant to sound picky, hands up I'm not the greatest writer, just trying to help.

    It's a nice looking hub, you've obviously put a lot of work into it, love the pictures. If I were you, I'd take a step back and look at the hub with fresh eyes tomorrow. I'm sure it wouldn't take much to get it featured.
    Good luck!

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, innerspin. I welcome any and all critique that's given with good intention and in the spirit of support. I will make adjustments to the text.

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    Jan - I winder if adding the word 'poem' to the title would help?

  7. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    I just edited the hub, I incorporated most of your suggestions. It's now officially out of Hub group "poetry" so there won't be any inconsistencies. It has 736 words instead of 519.

    I did not consider adding a video because 1) don't remember how to do it, and 2) refuse to sell my soul to the devil.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed for me. Thank you all so much for your help and amazing support. I still find this quite disturbing but love hp all the same.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Please let us know so we can 'share' it with others.  And you are a sweetie to be so positive and good-natured about it.  Kudos!

      1. profile image0
        summerberrieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        She does have such a good nature.
        This happened to me a couple of days ago.

        It was on my first video hub. I was rather proud of myself, too. I was waiting for it to come out of pending to start sharing it....only the pending sign went away and a blank appeared. My stomach sank. I started kicking and screaming and calling the MTurks dirty names(the ones only southerner's know)   

        I finally calmed down enough to trust myself in the forums(not to use the dirty little words) and set off to post the link to my hub to begin to rant only to discover

        I had a typo in Bold print, well a misspelled word ( I call all my misspelled words typos).
        I secretly apologized to the MTurks (great little editors)

        Went about my business to make the correction only to realize the typo was embedded in the slide of the video.

        Started kicking and cursing again. I had to delete the hub and start all over again. BUT I must say before MTURKS that hub would have been circulating around until a nice brave hubber pointed out the embarrassing error.

  8. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Ha ha ha, great story, summerberrie. I really appreciate you sharing that. I guess a lot of us may be going through it with the new QA and all. Still frustrating, though, especially when we are all aware of what has passed and still floating in cyberspace. Oh well.

    Marcy, thanks a bunch. Yes, PLEASE share the hub if you like. That's so sweet and generous of you; summerberrie, thanks again for already sharing the hub. I usually wait until my hubs are featured before I share outside of hp so I'll wait until tomorrow to send to my peeps via email and twitter. After this, I'm a little gun shy, especially since I was never told by staff or an MTurk what exactly is wrong with it.

    I will post here tomorrow with an update that it's featured, thinking positive smile

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I will watch for the news, Jan!  And don't feel badly about the hitch in publishing - Summerberrie's example shows it's happening to a lot of people!

      Heck - I just got a response from Simone on a question I posted about odd ads on my hubs (specifically, an ad about someone getting out of jail or something).  And she said sometimes our ads are determined by what we recently viewed or searched on the Internet. Yikes!  Not me - I promise!!!

  9. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    Nice Hub. One thing that struck me was that some of your photos are repeats - the same stones taken from a different angle, but still looking pretty much the same.  I do like the photos but couldn't see the point of the repetition.   

    I do think it might have been better under "poetry".  Perhaps the rater felt there wasn't enough solid advice in the Hub to make it an "informative" article about health, whereas if it was under poetry, it would be clear that it's more of a reflective piece.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great points, Marisa. Regarding the 2 photos that are similar, I thought twice about it as well; lighting and angle were different so I decided to keep both. Regarding classification, I waivered about it as well. The closing paragraph was added to give more specifics on 'how to' so I took it out of poetry hub group. I may change it later out of curiosity to see what happens.

      The funny thing is that when I initially wrote the title in the hub tool, the "Health" classification that's there now is the one that was suggested. So I kept it. It was originally meant to be under poetry for National Poetry Month. But it morphed into what it is now. I guess it was meant to be.

  10. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    The hub is featured! Thanks again everyone for all of your help, critiques, suggestions, advice, and amazing hubber support.

    1. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that is good news janshares. One can tell a lot of work went into its creation. I did not think about waiting to share it until it became featured so I'll give it a facebook share, now smile

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I appreciate that, summerberrie.

  11. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Great news. There are some strange goings on at the moment on hubpages.Two of my hubs were unfeatured a month or so ago. yesterday they were suddenly back as featured. I didn't edit them or anything.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They've tweaked the traffic threshold that decides whether a Hub is featured or not.

    2. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting. Thanks again, seanorjohn.

  12. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Jan, there is no one thing at all wrong with your latest hub.  In fact, is it excellent and far better than almost any hub I have read as of late!!!!   I really am truly baffled dear one.  I voted it up and shared.  God bless, Faith Reaper

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I appreciate that, Faith. It was tweaked and edited a bit so you're seeing the version thar passed. Truthfully, it's not that much different but it is a tighter, more cohesive hub.

  13. EmpatheticAdvisor profile image61
    EmpatheticAdvisorposted 5 years ago

    Janshares,

    I too had this happen on one of my last recent hubs.

    In my part II on obesity, since this is such a complex issue, maybe I needed to add more stuff, but if I would have put it under another topic/classification, it wouldn't have went along with part I.

    Also I am not getting many comments for feedback. I welcome input from others, that is why I am here to improve my writing.

    Has this happened to you?


    I have my big girl pants on, and can take constructive criticism, so I wondered why not a lot of comments.

    Maybe I am just not stimulating any discussion?

    EA

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi EA,
      I read your hub. Although it's well-written and informative, the paragraphs are long, which may not hold the attention of all readers. And although it's a subject matter that needs a great deal more attention, it's a tough one to get people to read through, stay interested in, and comment on. I suggest breaking up the text with a lot more capsules to make the reading easier. Also add images, possibly large plates of food. Good luck.

      1. EmpatheticAdvisor profile image61
        EmpatheticAdvisorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Janshares,

        That is one of the things I am having trouble with, is inserting capsules into the body of the work to break it up.

        What is the secret to getting this done?

        Also I appreciate the feedback. Anything I can do to make my writing better, I will try it.

        Thanks,

        EA

        1. janshares profile image95
          jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          It's tedious but you have to literally break it up into parts as you write within separate capsules. So you have to delete, cut, paste, etc. and put the text back in sequence, one at a time.

  14. alison monroe profile imageSTAFF
    alison monroeposted 5 years ago

    Empathetic Advisor, do you want to show us a link to the hub you want comment on?

  15. cheapmobiledeals profile image59
    cheapmobiledealsposted 5 years ago

    I have been facing the same problem. I see a blank space. Please anyone help me!!

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Edit, edit, edit! Add some text, subheadings, and images. Every writer has his/her own style. See what works for you.

      1. cheapmobiledeals profile image59
        cheapmobiledealsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Can you please Check and tell me if I am lacking anywhere? I am relatively new to hub pages!

        1. janshares profile image95
          jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You have a good start here on hubpages. Be patient and keep creating more hubs. Your success cannot be evaluated until you have a few more hubs. You are on the right track.
          I read a few and see that your focus is writing reviews. Since reviews (depending on the product) tend to be short, this may affect you. But not to worry as yet. I suggest breaking up some of your paragraphs. Since your essentially selling the phones, your paragraphs need subheadings to highlight what's good about having the phone, to draw in the reader's eye and interest.
          For example, your Samsung title has the word "Contract" in it. Talk about the contract using the word "contract" in a subheading. That will also help with search optimization.
          For now, good luck.

          1. cheapmobiledeals profile image59
            cheapmobiledealsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Janshares.

            I would surely implement and use your tips. I will also keep the most important thing in my mind "patience". Thanks for the feedback.

    2. EmpatheticAdvisor profile image61
      EmpatheticAdvisorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Allison,

      I didn't know the key was posting a link and I tried to find where I could locate it and I can't.

      The one HUB I would really like feedback on is " Fateful Consequences", just to see if I have gone in the right direction as far as setting tone.

      EA

 
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