New to HubPages, just wanting to say hello!

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    Melissa Gishnockposted 9 years ago

    Hi all, my name is Melissa and I am just a few days old here. I've been spending a lot of time browsing the site- lots to learn, but great information. My passion has always been in writing, but I'll be honest, I get discouraged quickly. I hear the key is to just write quality stuff and stick with it. I'm hopeful things will work out good for me and HubPages. I look forward to getting to know you all better. Thanks for listening!

    1. kenneth avery profile image79
      kenneth averyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, Melissa. Welcome to HubPages. If I can ever be of help, just yell.
      Kenneth Avery/ Hamilton, AL.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image73
      Barbara Kayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages.

    3. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We've all been there Melissa, as a newbie to HubPages.  Welcome Aboard!  Many Hubbers have written useful Hubs about what they learned about how to write good hubs and get views, so search for Hubs like those to avoid making mistakes and to save yourself time learning.  I wrote one called, "Using a Hub Milestone to Make Hubs More Searchable and Accessible" that explains what I know about making Hubs that rank better in search engines and other tricks for getting more views. 

      There is also a place in the forums section of HubPages that allows you to submit a Hub for critique by fellow Hubbers.  That can be quite helpful.  One thing HubPages has plenty of is help for new Hubbers.

    4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, Melissa!
      Wish you great times ahead. You would love it here since it is a very supportive community. Everyday you learn something new from some hubs or hubbers.

    5. Christy Kirwan profile image92
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HP, Melissa! Our Community is the best around. If they can't help you stay motivated, nobody can. Don't hesitate to ask questions or request help here in the Forums whenever you need it. smile

    6. sallybea profile image94
      sallybeaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HP.  I hope that you stay here is a very happy one.
      Best wishes,

    7. tony55 profile image86
      tony55posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Melissa welcome to hubpages it takes a while but you'll soon get into a writing groove, the community is great and the site wonderful cant think of a better place to spread your wings.

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    JMac778posted 9 years ago

    It does take persistence. My passion is in sports medicine which is definitely a niche market. It took a while for me to start seeing traffic but now I'm consistently seeing 50-60 views per week (for me that's booming tongue ). I try not to let low traffic discourage me and write about my passions.

    Remember to read the guide for new hubbers. Write about evergreen topics and try not to post too many new hubs too close together.
    Good Luck! smile

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      itsevelynposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      @JMac778: where can you review your views stats?

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        On your 'accounts' page, click your name at the top right and a drop down shows 'my accounts' and 'profile'.

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          itsevelynposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks @Jodah!

  3. ologsinquito profile image83
    ologsinquitoposted 9 years ago

    Welcome and good luck with your writing.

  4. Suzanne Day profile image93
    Suzanne Dayposted 9 years ago

    Good luck Melissa! Just write a few and see what happens. It only costs you some time to find out if it's your thing.

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    Welcome Melissa, glad to have you aboard. Write about things that interest you and which you know about. Do not be afraid to ask questions and other Hubber friends will be glad to answer them for you.
    We have a Learning Center and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) which will usually give you immediate answers. At the top you can click on 'Learning Center'. Good Luck

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    cjnileskiposted 9 years ago

    Welcome!!  I, too, enjoy writing but get discouraged.  I haven't been here long either, but want to succeed.  Best of luck to in you in all that you do!!

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    itsevelynposted 9 years ago

    Welcome Melissa!
    We both share the same passion, but I will admit I am a novice at writing. Good luck with you writing and look foward to reading your hubs! smile

  8. JulieMProvost profile image61
    JulieMProvostposted 9 years ago

    Welcome! I am new too. I am planning to write about what I know because I think that will be the best way to do this. Good luck to you too smile

  9. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages Melissa!

  10. Justinnas profile image60
    Justinnasposted 9 years ago

    Hey, welcome to the Hubpages I hope you will get noticed here. smile

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    Melissa Gishnockposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for the comments, much appreciated!

  12. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to Hub Pages Melissa. Just follow your passion and write whatever makes you happy. This is a great community and perfect place to practice and improve your writing.

  13. Aneegma profile image70
    Aneegmaposted 9 years ago

    Welcome aboard Melissa! It's great to have you here smile

  14. Dana Tate profile image82
    Dana Tateposted 9 years ago

    Welcome aboard Melissa, I'm sure you will do great !

  15. Lee Strong profile image59
    Lee Strongposted 9 years ago

    Welcome. I'm also new -  but haven't posted any hubs yet.

  16. Katrina Speights profile image68
    Katrina Speightsposted 9 years ago

    Hello, I'm new here as well, hope you have as much fun as I am having.

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    ShirleyJCJohnsonposted 9 years ago

    I'm new here as well.  But this journey seems full of promise.  I have so much to give, sometimes I just know where to begin.  Here's to many happy writings and gathered blessings.

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      itsevelynposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Amen, Shirley! I look forward to reading your hubs smile

  18. WriterJanis profile image92
    WriterJanisposted 9 years ago

    Welcome Melissa!
    Good luck here.

  19. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages.  So very nice to meet you.  We have a very supportive community of writers here, so jump on in and start your first hub. I've been here 4 years and am still learning and love it.

    I wish you all the best and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  The learning Center is a great resource for writing hubs.

    Happy hubbing!

  20. noenhulk profile image61
    noenhulkposted 9 years ago

    Hi Melissa! Welcome and good luck to with your writing here in hubpages.

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    Melissa Gishnockposted 9 years ago

    awesome guys, thanks so much! It has been great getting to "meet" and chat with you all!

    1. kenneth avery profile image79
      kenneth averyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Melissa . . .you are very welcome, not only to HP, but in my life. I wish you the VERY BEST in your writing adventures and do not forget to keep in touch with me.


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