Hello fellow hubbers!
I only have 10 minutes to write this request.
My hubs get very little traffic, and that's never bothered me because I know that my topics are for a selective audience.
I would love some feedback on my writing style so that I can reach a larger audience. My goal is to inform, not to bore!
To get traffic on the Internet your are going to have to learn a little about search engine optimization.
There are some things in this post which might help you, especially in creating Titles and Summaries:
I looked at one of your hubs and saw what others mentioned about citations. Hubs tend to follow web media formating rather than scientific formating, which you may have seen in science journals and are using for your style.
Web media formating tend to use hyperlinks instead of citations and bibliographies.
There are links between the rapid increase of antibiotic resistant bacteria and the misuse and abuse of antibiotics, allowing mutated strains to survive and reproduce.
Examples of the (overexposure of antibiotics) include:
Highlight the words I put in parenthesis and make a hyperlink to your source article.
Web media writers do this to keep the flow of reading easier for readers. Otherwise, some people will trip on the citations. Hyperlinks let the reader choose if they want to see more in depth information. I use them quite a bit in my articles to direct readers to business websites and professional sources.
Also, my writing teachers over and over stated that journalist articles should always be written on a 6th grade level. I grossed and fought about that. How are you supposed to write an scientific article if the the proper names won't be familiar to a 6th grader? I never got a clear answer, but that's the rule, so work with it and write for simplicity and clarity as much as you can.
Thank you for the advice Sherry, but a lot of the information I use isn't web based. I can only hyperlink a couple of my references.
I do agree with simplifying the context, especially in a specialized field. Often times these specialities speak their own language.Unfortunately, I've become so familiar with academic writing that I have a difficult time with adapting my papers to the needs of a general audience.
Thank you for taking your time to analyze and review my work!
check around on academic search engines. Many scientific research papers, review studies and journal articles are being posted on the web. This is a link to an article listing several. You might be surprised to find yours this way.
Thank you!I'll probably stick with text based sources for the most part, but I never shun free resources! I changed my format from APA to something a little more internet friendly (a numbering system), hopefully that helps.
I found your hub informative and well written. But I almost didn't read beyond the first sentence because I stumbled over your citations (ASMacademy, 2014). My first reaction was that this is an academic paper written for people who have a more in-depth interest in the subject than I have. If not for your request for feedback, I would have stopped reading right there.
I offer this as just my personal reaction. Actually, once I read your content, I appreciated the fact that you demonstrated that you had sources for your statements. So, there is certainly nothing wrong with providing source citations. But at the same time, there will probably be other readers who, like myself, will think "this isn't written for me" when they encounter the citations.
I think one reason for my reaction is that the first citation was placed at the very beginning of the article. I hit it before you had a chance to get me intrigued with the info you wanted to share. Maybe the answer is to be sure to have a more in-depth introduction that gets the reader hooked before you hit them with your source citations.
Thank you Ron, for spending your time to analyze my work and offer such thoughtful and insightful feedback! I hadn't considered how distracting the citations may be to causal readers. Perhaps if I change my format from APA to something more inconspicuous, readers will feel more comfortable and relatable to the information in my hubs.
One way to approach hubs with technical content is to write with students in mind; present the information as it might be useful to college students studying for exams or trying to solve homework problems, problem/solution formats. A lot of the audience is people still in school.
In text citing with superscripts might be less intrusive to those who just want the info and are less interested in the sources.
by Skye DeMaria 7 years ago
This is purely for opinions. We have plenty of secondary data, but would like some new data from opinions toward the questions below. This is a small survey for a Psychology Class and would be purely voluntary for you to respond and your name would not be mentioned in the report in any way. Thank...
by Laurel Rogers 3 years ago
Depending on which hub I am writing, my 'voice' tends to change. Is this a common trait among writers? I imagine so, but how do I go about this shift without alienating other readers?
by Recipe Gal 7 years ago
How do I cite my sources for hubs I research?I would love to write some hubs that would require me to do a little bit of research. How do I go about citing my sources? In college I always used MLA style in-text citations and a works cited page. That doesn't seem like it would work...
by Motown2Chitown 8 years ago
Strange (or maybe silly) question - Is there an etiquette about asking another hubber, whose writing you respect and whose input you find valuable, to follow you? I don't want to seem like a stalker, but there are a couple of hubbers I follow who do not follow me back, and I wish they would -...
by TINA V 9 years ago
Hello to all hubbers! I am new in online writing and I just started last Thursday (October 22, 2009). If you happen to read my newly published articles, I would greatly appreciate any feedback from all of you in order to improve my style of writing. I am hoping for your kind...
by Jonas Renfold 8 years ago
Hi,I have been a member of Hubpages for a while. I have a bunch of hubs, published on various accounts, and since the Google slap, have noticed that my hub views, which weren't all that great before, have now dropped to almost nothing. On average, I seem to be getting about 1/2 a view a day per...
Copyright © 2019 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 Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|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.|