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Should i be ashamed?

  1. lawretta profile image76
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    Most people are scared of writing and making reference to there personal experience in life. Well i hub and make reference to my personal life experience. i hope am doing the right thing?

    1. JRATL profile image61
      JRATLposted 8 years agoin reply to this
      1. lawretta profile image76
        lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi JRATL, thanks for the correction. I wrote in a hurry. Silly me. Thanks again.

      2. JRATL profile image61
        JRATLposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lawretta; You do what works for you. To some this is their life so like others have let it out. We can get read about others and what happens to you may help others. It all works. LITS (Life is too short). JRATL.

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image67
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is really difficult to speak truth about one's life. We, normally, hide and seek many things of our life. Actually we mask those.
      If you can write the right things, nothing can be better. Thanks for bravery.
      Jyoti Kothari

      1. lawretta profile image76
        lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi JYOTI KOTHARI, nice one. Thanks, you are wonderful.

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      jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      almost every hub of mine is about my own personal experiences....or things that involve my life or things I enjoy! So to answer you.......You are doing the right thing.  Just be yourself and you will do great!!!

  2. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    If you are proud of your life, and proud of your experiences, then by all means, continue to write about them! There's nothing wrong with writing from the heart. smile

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Gamergirl, Thanks for your word of encouragement.

  3. quicksand profile image82
    quicksandposted 8 years ago

    Most of what I've written are about my own experiences.

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Quicksand, thanks for sharing. Now i know i am not alone.

  4. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Well, it's up to you if you want to share that. It normally is more educational if you use your real experiences because you can fully explain it and give a real working example, and not just a made up "simple" scenario. Really, its your call but remember-if it is something you will be ashamed of then think twice about writing it, because anyone can read it-but on the flip side it takes a lot more coruage and will come out to be a better hub/writing if you do use it!

    ~thranax~

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Thranax, you are such a comforter. Thanks a lot. Point taken.

  5. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I have written about my life entitled a wing and a prayer , it's ok to do it, as I have written about my life experiences. smile

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi AEvans, you are so supportive. Thanks a lot

  6. goldentoad profile image60
    goldentoadposted 8 years ago

    I find it more interesting when people write about life.

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Goldentoad, that's good too. But sometimes i find it boring.

      1. goldentoad profile image60
        goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        my life is boring and I still write about it.

        1. lawretta profile image76
          lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Goldentoad, you see, we both write about our life experiences. So, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

          1. goldentoad profile image60
            goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I'm ashamed for other reasons  sad

            1. AEvans profile image79
              AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              GT: Your life is not boring and what you write about is inspirational between you and pest , you are real and that comes through on your articles. smile

            2. lawretta profile image76
              lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Hi Goldentoad, i wonder what you are ashamed of.

  7. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    If your life experiences amounted to more than malt licker and quarter peep shows, then you'd have more to be proud of Goldentoad.

    big_smile

    1. goldentoad profile image60
      goldentoadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      but that's the fun stuff

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        jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You would answer that way!! love it!!!

        1. lawretta profile image76
          lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Jjrubio, thanks for the encouragement. you are such an inspiration.

  8. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Lawretta, if you want to write about your personal experiences, you are very welcome to.

    Just be aware that if you are here to make money, you need to be careful how you write about them.

    If you are just going to chat about your personal beliefs and opinions, what happened to you in the past or what you're doing now - that kind of Hub won't earn any money.  You might be better doing that kind of thing on a blog (HubPages is not a blog). 

    On the other hand, if you're going to write informative articles so others can benefit from your experience - for instance, maybe you suffered depression and can talk about what it felt like and how you conquered it, or maybe you have a blended marriage and can talk about ways to make that work, etc - then those are the kind of solutions people are looking for, so you'd stand some chance of earning from them.

    1. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You hit it right on the head Marissa that is why you are so wonderful (((Hugs))) always kind and never shrewd.smile

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        jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        absolutely!!!

        1. AEvans profile image79
          AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          jj you are too!!!smile

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            jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Muchas gracias.....Besos y abrazos!!

            1. AEvans profile image79
              AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this
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                jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                hugs all around!!! to everyone! smile

                So anyways- whats up?

                1. AEvans profile image79
                  AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I am relaxing as it has been a very hectic week, I am trying to decompress and haven't honestly decided if I feel like writing or reading HP. The moon was out last week and everyone had there odd and unusual caps on, I believe that the real people are now aliens and there avatars only reflect the people , as human life as already been beamed up!!!!Lol big_smile

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                    jjrubioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    ijole'!!! you are silly!! I am tired too. I worked hard already this week and I am not ready to face 2 more business days full of Subpoenas and $hit!!! so I am unwinding on here too!

  9. OceanZealot profile image54
    OceanZealotposted 8 years ago

    I'm glad that you asked that question. I was thinking about having one of my blogs be about my journeys with Multiple Sclerosis and how I have been getting through it. I thought that I would even offer my advice to recipes and ways of living that might improve not only my condition but other condition too. Perhaps even the different drugs and therapies that I have had to endure and what to expect of them and how to cope with that. Maybe even some natural living advice to link to my greener living websites. What do you think? I'm still new to this whole hub page thing too. You seem to check back to your responses and respond, so I thought you might have some advice on your own advice thread....LOL.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The same applies - if you were just going to chat about your life with MS, I doubt it would get far.  But reading your description of what you're planning, I think it would be terrific!

      I'm imaging a network of Hubs, all about MS.  You could put them all in one Group and also connect them by adding links from one Hub to another.   You could then make a central Hub which lists all your other Hubs. 

      I'm sure there must be forums and chat rooms around the internet about MS.  Once you've got a few Hubs going, join those forums and put a link to your central Hub in your signature.  I'm sure you'd get lots of readers! 

      Gee, I'm all excited and they're not even my Hubs....!

    2. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi OceanZealot, you are a wonderful person and am sure you will do excellently well writting about MS. You will be reaching out to millions of people.Good luck with your write ups.

  10. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    there's nothing to be ashamed of writing what's true to you. but writing about what is not is shameful even if it's only you who know. but if you're honest and true, and the world thinks otherwise, who cares? cool

  11. Tom Rubenoff profile image90
    Tom Rubenoffposted 8 years ago

    Better to publish personal stories on a blog or personal web site instead, that's what I think.  I just had a hub title flagged and had to delete it because somebody thought the title misleading.  I disagreed with this assessment, but there seems to be no one to appeal to. 

    I feel that writing a hub is too much work to suffer that kind of loss.  From now on I am only going to publish technical stuff, or maybe some occasional humor, but only if it is literally G rated.

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Tom Rubenoff, sorry about your loss. i wish you the best in your writings.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can email the HubPages team and ask them - the flag may have been an automated thing, and it can be reversed.

  12. Bard of Ely profile image83
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    My real life experiences are in plenty of my own writings and also in the writings of other people including CJ Stone's hub, columns and books!

    I have no worries about it because I like to be honest about things, I think that revealing true information about your life can help others share their own, real experiences make interesting reading, I feel that it helps explain why I am as I am and also that it is therapeutic!

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Bard of Ely, i really needed to hear that. Thanks. You are the best.

  13. waynet profile image77
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I've just written a hub about my wife being sectioned under the mental health act and this to me I thought was important to highlight that there is support out there and just an outlet to let my feelings known about this issue.

    Personal hubs no matter how personal are just something that helps us in a way to get something out of our system...it helps!!

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi waynet, yeah, now am sure its good writing personal stuffs. Keep strong. Nice article

    2. AEvans profile image79
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe you did the right thing as 90% of us have written about ourselves, to me it makes us more real. It just really depends on who is actually responding as everyone's thought process is different. HP is a stepping stone for many, so you did the right thing. Thumbs Up for sharing!!!big_smile

      1. lawretta profile image76
        lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks AEvans.

  14. britneydavidson profile image58
    britneydavidsonposted 8 years ago

    i think it would be fine...its your life and your decision...

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    Covert Hypnosis 1posted 8 years ago

    I think the best writing comes when you write from personal experience, rather than "encyclopedia style".

    1. lawretta profile image76
      lawrettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Covert Hypnosis 1, Welcome to hub pages.

  16. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    im surprised no one has pointed out, its not shameful to write about your life...unless your life is in fact shameful?

  17. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Sunforged.  And have to say, it's pointless contacting Hubpages about Hubs that get flagged, AS THEY DON'T BOTHER TO REPLY TO YOUR EMAIL!

  18. JamaGenee profile image85
    JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago

    Just write what you're most passionate about, which is usually what you know best.

 
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