This is pointed more at the HubPages people than the author himself but why didn't anyone spot this error before plastering it over the front of HubPages? Doesn't really give the best impression!
Yeah, that really bugged me to, but I didn't want to start a thread about it 'cause ppl can get really mean and I think we should be more supportive of each other. To give the writer credit though, 1) It is a difficult sentence/title to phrase and 2) I'm sure they weren't expecting it to be HOTD. lol... If he had known that, he might have taken a bit longer to rephrase that title. But overall, we should congratulate him, yes?
Well ...at least the Hub title got it right...........lol
I was trying to think of ways to rephrase it this morning when I signed on... but without punctuation.
It was more of a fleeting thought though, I didn't spend much time thinking about it.
It would be interesting to hear everyone's ideas on how it could have been phrased.
As it is the intention of the article is clear enough if you can get past the spelling blunder. If anything "How to Sell Your Photography for beginners" could have been a little clearer but not by much.
Bothers me what does and doesn't make front page. Things like this irk me, I admit.
Thanks for pointing this out! We do our best to pick great Hubs that follow all of the HOTD requirements, but we certainly overlook mistakes here and there. I've sent the author an email politely requesting an edit for the image. I do think it's otherwise an exemplary Hub with lots of useful information, personal experience, and even beautiful examples of the author's own photos.
It's much more the fault of the staff than the author. People who produce the content are bound to make mistakes and not catch all of them. People who curate content for prominent display on the site should function as a second pair of eyes and catch the mistakes that slip by the author. They could have sent him an email that his hub was under consideration for HOTD but that the photo caption needed to be corrected. Easy peasy, no?
I think we all should be ready to give other authors a friendly heads up for stuff like this. It's an easy mistake to make. I have my daughter proof read things just because I'm prone to stupid error myself. I know better but somehow I'm at times blind to them.
Its title is what a person would type into a search engine if they were a beginner at selling their photography. I can only speak for myself, but that's very close to the phrasing I would enter if I wanted to find pages specifically designed for a complete novice.
SEO'd titles sometimes don't read perfectly, but you could offset "for Beginners" with a pipe | or comma.
I recently wrote one called "Mollweide's Formula Proof | Triangle Trigonometry" which I know reads awkwardly and would sound better as "Proof of Mollweide's Formula" but when people use google they tend to omit small words. Sometimes it's good to capitalize on that.
edit: meant in reply to sed-me http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2675319
I appreciate all the eyes on this typo. It has been corrected. It is an honor to receive HOD and to represent HP.
Congratulations, Richard, on an award winning hub and now you're famous because of one extra "G". That's pretty cool, huh?
by Catherine Giordano 3 years ago
I always appreciate it when someone lets me know about a typo or an error of fact in my hubs. I have also given a heads-up to others and they have been appreciative. When I tell someone about an error, I send them a private email. What is the proper thing to do? Ignore what looks like an...
by flashmakeit 5 years ago
Would you feel grateful is someone corrected an error they found in one of your hubs?Or would you be angry?
by Tajwer Shakir 2 days ago
Well! I have come across some of the articles at hub network sites containing spelling errors in them. Like someone wrote "its to cold to...", "I saw you comming", etc, etc. The articles were being featured by high scoring hubbers. I don't want to degrade anyone but want to...
by Dana Strang 6 years ago
How often do you leave constructive critiscism in your comments?Besides telling an author how much you like their hub, and maybe sharing a story or info of your own, do you offer constructuve criticsim? Do you tell them exactly what you liked? Would you ever offer a suggestion for how they might...
by Sherry Hewins 6 years ago
If I see an error on someone's hub, should I tell them? Or is that bad HubPages etiquette?I'm talking about a spelling error or something similar.
by OregonWino 8 years ago
So I am pretty new to this, been here about 2 weeks. Anyways, I usually have around 40 visits a day or so. Today Hubpages is showing around 175 visits....anyone else having weird stats?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|