I'm relatively new (actually I've been here, signed up, but haven't contributed until recently) and after being in the content world since 2008 formerly at another place that shall remain nameless to protect the innocent, I'm so impressed with Hub.
The template. - wow. I felt like a kid in a candy store with all the choices, okay too cliche. I felt like I walked into a cheese and wine shop and could customize my gift basket into something phenomenal to my tastes.
The quality standards are fantastic. As a professional writer this was VERY important to me. I want the bar HIGH HIGH even if this means I get incredibly annoyed because MY article is held up. Too many content sites let anything roll. Sure, Google Panda forced sites to step up and meet their 25 point criteria to serve the public better or get out of the way, still....
was Hub this cool BEFORE Panda?
Cruising around here and there I've seen some really stellar articles.
So my question to regular contributors and to professional writers on Hub.......... Is your impression that Hub among the many article sites is a step above the rest?
I know About.com has strict standards and a vetting process that is tough. But IF you get approved, and it's tough, once training is done you're committed to THAT topic area. I like breadth and depth in my niche which is self-improvement, natural health, social trends and psychology.
I spent two weeks researching the next place I wanted to contribute online in addition to my others sites, and so far I'm really happy with Hub.
I'm quite new myself, but I agree that there seems to be a high ratio of good, quality content over junk. It's actually a big part of why I chose to start contributing here over the myriad other sites out there.
I've been with HubPages since the tail-end of their beta period. My opinion is that this site is a lot like others: it's got some pluses and some minuses. I think the site is still in major recovery compared to traffic and earning levels from two years ago.
And there's still plenty of low-quality stuff on the site that needs work/help.
Overlooked by many is the fact that HP had to suffer (in terms of traffic) itself when implementing tighter publishing controls. I respect how they've gone about getting to where they are today. I'm pleased, as a writer here, to hear that, as a new Hubber, you're impressed with the content on this site. You're OP has a nice flow to it, too. You should do well here. Welcome.
Nice to meet you...
HP have lost a lot of talented writers during the time I have been here, especially creative writers, poets and published writers...
though in saying that many talented writers have used HP as a stepping stone to greater things...
there are still talented writers here..
there are talented writers on numerous other sites...
and from what I've seen, there are quite a few that have absolutely no idea what constitutes a 'talented writer.'
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I often read. Then I read the comments. I'll only comment if I agree. I often click the buttons and the up button but don't leave a comment. What do you do?
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