Hello. I just recently joined HubPages a few days ago.
I have made three hubs so far and I'm hoping to make more.
But I would really appreciate some feedback and advice on the hubs that I've made so far. I would like to know if I'm doing things right or if I'm doing things wrong. Some constructive criticism and advice would be well appreciated. I would really like to be able to improve my hubs.
Thanks very much for taking the time to help me.
You have a good grasp of how to title a hub, search engines will like that. Your spelling, grammar and vocabulary are excellent. Your hubs are well organised, appealing, easy to read and informative. There really isn't anything I can fault them on. I think you're going to do very well on HP. Welcome and have fun!
I read your hub on Calibre. Your hub is much better looking than my first hubs were, and it is full of good information.
A few things: I would look at your grammar. There are many minor deviations throughout the hub. Having someone who is a good copy editor and who understands grammar rules would be great for you.
Also, most of your paragraphs are only one sentence. Just as if you were writing an e-mail (like you did above), you'll want your paragraphs to contain the sentences that relate to the paragraphs topic. A paragraph is a series of sentences developing one topic. For instance, this paragraph is all about how to make your paragraphs better in your hub. When I'm done with that topic, I'll make a new paragraph.
Take some time to look around, read the learning center and read other hubs. You will eventually develop your own lay out style and writing niche. I'd say you're off to a pretty good start!
Thanks for your feedback. I will check my hubs for any grammar errors again. May I ask what you mean by 'minor deviations'?
Oh, and about the paragraphs being one-sentence only, actually I know about that and I did it deliberately. I intentionally slashed through my paragraphs. It's because the layout of the hub, with the text capsule on the left and the pics on the right, makes it seem like the hub looks cluttered with blocks of text.
I thought it would be best if it was a bit less cluttered. Do you think it is better to keep the paragraphs? Wouldn't it be harder to read that way? I want to make things easier to read. What do you think?
Once again, thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
As far as a few of the grammar errors: Just in the title, "its" should be capitalized, I believe. I also believe 'Best' should be set off by double quotes - not single quotes. Single quotes are used withing double quotes, but no double quotes have yet been used.
You switch from the singular "you" to the plural "we" in graphs 3 and 4 under "The usefulness of Calibre." You should stick to one or the other, but not switch between the singular and plural pronouns.
The third graph under "Interface" needs a comma before "so" as that is a compound sentence. You also have a "So" in graph five that is either needs to be a compound sentence or is redundant. I do this a lot in my own writing.
I'll stop editing there, but you can see there are a few minor deviations that need attention.
Personally, I find the "every sentence a paragraph" hard to read. The topic and feel doesn't flow without proper paragraph structure. That being said, I do see with the heavy use of images that spreading the text might hep the layout. You could consider using a few full page photos to draw the eye horizontally instead of all of the vertical pull of the current layout. This is a constant struggle for me in my own hubs which are also picture heavy. I usually pull out my most beautiful images and make them full page. I also use borders to draw the eye horizontally.
But honestly, these are wonderful first efforts. They are better than my first efforts by quite a bit!! I'm only "picking" on it a bit because you asked for some examples. I think you have a wonderful future ahead of you here at HubPages with helpful hubs like these chock full of good information for the reader.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to help me. I'll be sure to check and edit my hubs now. And I'll see what you said about having full page photos instead of having them all to the right. A lot of the hubs I've seen have their photos to the right but I guess it all depends on what works best.
For me, I actually found it kind of hard to read hubs with seeming huge blocks of text. I think it may be because the paragraphs get pushed all to the left side and even with just two sentences, it already seems like a huge paragraph block. But I guess it's all about what works best depending on the kind of hub you have.
You're right about what you said that I was trying to spread the text to correspond with the images.
I'm really thankful that you're "picking" on my hubs because I really want to know if there's anything wrong with them. I really want to improve and do much better.
Once again, thanks a lot for your help.
I read two of your hubs, both were finely crafted and easy to read. I think you have a good eye for formatting, and you certainly bring value to the reader. I also give kudos for properly citing your photographs! Well done!
Your hubs look quite good.
I am also a new hubber, started a week before you. Wish you all the best and successfully hubbing.
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