What did I do wrong?

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  1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
    Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years ago

    Okay, so I figured I'd never complain about having a hub "not approved"... and I'm still not. However, I would like to know what is preventing this hub? It's not overly long, but I have shorter hubs and many poetry hubs are even shorter than this, and I'm speaking of featured hubs.
    It's a little "dirty" by some standards I guess, but there is no inappropriate language and I thought it was "tongue in cheek". I'm ready for the darts people, don't hold back. :-)

    http://cantuhearmescream.hubpages.com/h … s-Part-One

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Cantuhearmescream! I do not know exactly what was going on in the mind of the quality raters who reviewed your Hub, but the gist is that they did not give it a high enough rating for it to be Featured.

      To provide a frame of reference, this is the rating scale that our raters use for Creative Writing Hubs: http://hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#creative

      Typically, we recommend shooting for something that meets the criteria of an eight+ Hub, as that is well above our minimum threshold.

      Hope that helps! big_smile

      1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
        Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone, I will absolutely check the link out.
        Phew, I was most afraid of you... but that didn't hurt at all. :-)

    2. MichaelJohnMele profile image74
      MichaelJohnMeleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's why you need to focus all your attention to your blog...you can still earn money...and you won't have all these crazy restrictions holding you back...you can be yourself.

      1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
        Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        True, but I really would like to know for future reference where I went wrong... word count, pictures, language? Ya know? Oh yeah and the 2 people that visit my blog a day is a little depressing :-(. Not that I can blame them, it's cheesy and new.

        1. MichaelJohnMele profile image74
          MichaelJohnMeleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, it is harder to get readers when you run your own blog...but on the flip side to that you won't be restricted like you are on Hub Pages...you have to take the good with the bad.

          1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
            Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You have some really awesome blog/sites going on. I feel like I've invested a lot of time on Hubpages (Yes, I know 2 month member) but anyway, I'm spending 15 hours a day on here. I would like to get a little more serious with the whole blogging thing but I'm all over the place with it. I don't really know what I'm doing. I'm definitely going to try to build it up, but I don't want to do it at the expense of my hubpages right now either. Nobody knows I exist in the blogging world at least 50 people or so know that I'm alive around here. :-)

            1. MichaelJohnMele profile image74
              MichaelJohnMeleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              You have invested a lot of time on your hubs...and it shows...you have done great work. I was once there myself...but because of the reason we've spoken about I moved on. It does suck to start over...but it's so worth it.

              1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
                Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                See you have the perfect combination going on. You have built a nice foundation here and also have awesome sites/blogs (I don't even really know the difference). I would like to do the same thing... hey, I'm puttering, I'm trying, I'll get there... but you better not forget me along the way; you're stuck with me now!

                1. MichaelJohnMele profile image74
                  MichaelJohnMeleposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Girl it's hard...it takes time...but with hard work and determination you'll make it.

                  You're a great writer...you have a lot to offer...and you're very funny…your work shouldn't be restricted and tamed...it should be wild and crazy...just like yourself.

                  You know I don't want to get rid of you...you're my girl…you’re stuck with me for life baby.

                  1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
                    Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Aw, gee Michael, I appreciate that. I feel the same way ;-)
                    Where on earth do you get your inspiration? Every story you write I think "hey, he's right, why didn't I think of that?"

  2. innerspin profile image90
    innerspinposted 6 years ago

    Hmm. You must have put a lot of work into this, but I recommend you read http://petenali.hubpages.com/hub/What-i … -write-one You'll find that your limericks don't actually qualify as limericks. Ouch, I know.

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, I'll check out the link and I appreciate it. Thanks

  3. psycheskinner profile image86
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    You also seem to be using some copyrighted pictures, some of which are pixelated

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know I have one picture that is pixelated quite badly and I will change it. I have a lot of pictures saved to my computer from over the years and I know that I am not appropriately handling some of them which "may not be mine". The one hub that I made sure to give credit to the correct people, the hub was denied until I removed that information and left the pictures without credit. It's not my strongest point. Thanks.

  4. Theophanes profile image93
    Theophanesposted 6 years ago

    If I had to guess I'd go with it might be you have priapism in there... ooor it is just the combination of saucy words? I don't know but I thought it was cute. I've had Hubs not featured for language, pixelated photos, or just subject matter... I don't know if Nantucket rhymes are on the big bad list....

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Theophanes,
      But, but Priapism is a medical condition and I wouldn’t have known that if I hadn’t learned it through my EMT training. Gee, I thought I’ve seen worse than that. What if I wanted to write a hub on Living with Priapism? I suppose I’d have to use the word several times wouldn’t I? And, I’m not getting defensive; this is exactly what I was looking for and I certainly appreciate your opinion of all people. I do also know that Nantucket has some really naughty lyrics associated with it, but I tried to keep it quite PG-13. Thanks :-)

      Look at you rocking that 100; you wear it well!

  5. Theophanes profile image93
    Theophanesposted 6 years ago

    I learned about priapism from the constantly erect and way over endowed God it was named after, Priapus. He's also suspected to be the inspiration for gnomes. I've used him for a lot of bad jokes... I COULD write a whole hub on him.... imagine that.

    And yeah I don't know how that 100 happened... answering questions and writing hubs I guess. Either way I liked your poems, you keep writing! We need more reasons for the censors  to implode. wink

    1. Cantuhearmescream profile image76
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Theophanes,
      Wow, I did not know the history behind Priapus, I knew I should have read that Greek Gods and Mythology book with the rest of my 9th grade class, dangit! That would be a heck of a hub!
      Aww, thanks for the support. I'm just trying to have fun and make someone smile, never intend to offend anyone. Fingers crossed. :-)

 
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