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Understanding how this whole hub thing works.

  1. Sarah Siddons profile image60
    Sarah Siddonsposted 3 years ago

    when I explored the best blog sites I thought this to be what would be right for me. Granted I have had a lot  on my plate, that I am referring to as an emotional shmorgishborg. It's clear I've never blogged and I feel a bit  confused at how all this works. What the differention of the the social media aspect differs, I not sure that makes any sense,  it took me at least a month to have a firm grasp of Reddit, must have done okay since I was asked to moderat a sub.....but I'm still lost. Thank you for taking the time to help me out.

  2. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    What exactly is your question?

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image93
    Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years ago

    HubPages is a place where you write high quality, magazine style, evergreen articles that entertain or inform readers.  It is not a a blog where you can post your daily thoughts and activities. I hope that helps you make your decision.

  4. Sarah Siddons profile image60
    Sarah Siddonsposted 3 years ago

    Have you ever gone to a doctor and gotten better before you got there feeling silly?

    As soon as I posted I found a link that describes just what I needed. Thanks guys!

    1. ThompsonPen profile image80
      ThompsonPenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It took me a long time to figure out Hubpages. I actually had given up on it. I didn't want to write articles when I signed up. I wanted a place where I could get my writing out there and get the opinions of strangers so that I knew how to improve. However, as time went on, I figured things out and learned how to write (what I think is) quality articles. And it became an almost game to me - how could I write something that was a) different b) held my interest and c) was interesting to the general world?
      These articles were also more than articles to me. They were like essays, which I realized after writing them for a couple of years. One day, when I got laid off last February I realized I was done working stupid jobs and trying to make pennies on Hubpages and other writing platforms. I realized I wanted to write what I was writing on here, and have it be working towards something. In that moment I realized I wanted to go back to school to be an English Major.
      Every essay I write is formatted the same way I would write a Hub. I have yet to get less than full marks on my essays, and actually my most recent Hubs posted on here ARE those essays.
      Interact with the community here, it'll help give you a good idea of how this all works. Ask and answer questions, participate in forum discussions, and get inspired. Learn from experienced hubbers and writers, and enjoy the journey smile

      1. Sarah Siddons profile image60
        Sarah Siddonsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Would you be willing to read a couple of my pieces? They are brief I promise. I recently decided I was done hiding, writing has been a very effective catharsis. My mother is a wickedly talented author with well over 40 published novels, and a writer held in high esteem with many awards and she is impressed which is faltering but it's my mom. Out of hiding my work has been very well received and as I stated earlier these topics are tough, they have been a source of healing for many, I was asked to do a blog, but I don't read them other than what Huffington Post has. I've gotten to a point that I really can't keep up and thought this site might be a good way.

        1. ThompsonPen profile image80
          ThompsonPenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          where can I find them? it seems you haven't published any hubs yet! smile

          1. Sarah Siddons profile image60
            Sarah Siddonsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Well I'm a tad confused on that. I've hit the publish button to discover only I can see it(?) so I could post a link.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    Sarah: You need to have 5 hubs that pass the QAP before they are featured. If you go to my earnings page, you will see your list of hubs. Look to right and there will be a solid black circle with H in the middle of it which means your hubs are now featured and online.  If you see other symbols on the right or next to hub title, a image and explanation of what they mean at the bottom of the page where your hubs are listed at.

 
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