I've always wondered why some Hubbers have more than one account. Is this a good thing or not? The only thing I can think of is that after a person writes many Hubs, it becomes a chore to take care of that one account.
The most common reason that some Hubbers have more than one account is that they frequently write on several different niche topics and want a separate account which specializes in each niche. But there are lots of good reasons why Hubbers may want multiple accounts.
As flycatcher mentions, people who transferred here from Squidoo (but already had a HubPages account) will automatically have 2 accounts. Good reasons also include (but are not limited to) the desire to experiment with different formats or writing styles in separate accounts to see if one performs better, the desire to separate one's informative writing from creative writing, or the desire to write under a new pen name without having to delete or move all previous Hubs.
I would like to have a 2nd account where I would use a pen name, but under my bio photo, HP shows my full name. If it will do that, what's the point of using a pseudonym? I write using my real name anyway, but would like to have the name in parentheses removed. Is there a way I can do that?
It makes sense now. I started off with poetry and a little prose, but the other day I got inspired by a (rather negative) individual to write a hub on Religion which is totally out of my regular writing. I also think if I start another Hub profile then I can write all random hubs such as recipes, how to, etc etc. But then there are categories that each written hub falls under so that option is also there without having to start a new Hub profile .
I know of some who have more than one account. I guess you can earn more money that way, but you must be sure to never comment on your own hubs of the other account. I think mainly it is to write on a totally different genre. One account may just be for spiritual hubs or testimony and other may be totally recipes or How to do hubs. I have seen other accounts where people do not use their true photo or just a flower, but then on another account show their true photo on their profile. If one account deals with a lot of controversial topics, and they may not want to show their true photo. I am just assuming all of these reasons, as I only one account and have enough trouble keeping up with it LOL.
+1. I am considering this myself. I joined years ago with the intent of writing on science, religion, politics and some social issues. Responsibilities have not afforded me the time to do that, but I have dropped in periodically to the forums and commented on a wide range of controversial and frankly divisive subjects.
Changes in my responsibilities will soon allow me time to write, but I am strongly considering doing a large part of that writing on other, unrelated matters. Having established this account around certain topics, and having been active in the forums I am concerned folks who could benefit from my experience and knowledge may not avail themselves of it due to prejudice.
Someone who differs with my expressed ideologies, recognizing my name or avatar may be inclined not to invest their time even though those differences would be irrelevant. Another account focusing specifically on the subject matter I intend to address with it may therefore be prudent. I would love to hear some thoughts on this.
You should remember that your main readers are diverse, come from all over the world and mostly from Google....not HP. The forums are not visible by anybody other than hubbers. So, if people do not like your attitudes here, it really has very little impact on your overall success. The world is a big place and I'm sure there are many who would appreciate your views, no matter what they are! On the other hand, if you have emotionally charged topics, you might want to keep them separate from your other hubs.
I appreciate that, and did consider it. I am just thinking that even those readers, if they like what they see will search for other things by me and run across something they feel strongly against. I don't want that to keep them from reading more in the original vein. Folks feel very strongly about many of the issues I have addressed in the forums. I also don't want that creeping into the comments on hubs.
It is only PDS whom I know that has two accounts. The reason is about commissions that he no longer wants to share with another hubber(???). I don't know if that's the gist of it or if its another issue altogether. For me, it is hard to maintain more than one account. The hubs are longer (more than a thousand words) and I try to keep writing in only two to three niches. All the others, are dumped in my own blogsites.
Also, anyone who had an existing HP account and also wrote on Squidoo was forced to open a new account to receive the transferred Squidoo lenses at the time of the sell-out, or had a new account created for them if the transfer was automatic rather than intentional - either way, the result was the same: multiple accounts for former Squids..
I have several niche topics but have been writing under just one name now for 6 years. I am wondering whether existing hubs could simply be moved to another account or would that be considered duplicate content? Would be interesting to have travel hubs separate from food hubs or art hubs as an example.
That would be great, Peggy, if you could do that! I'm not sure how you would go about it, though. I read a little in the Learning Center today about having more than one account, but the whole process is a little cloudy for me.
I would love to have my accounts all in one. I have 3 accounts here and one that I help another lady with. It is crazy. When Squidoo transferred over our articles they would not combine these accounts with our already existing Hub account so many of us have wound up with more than one account. It means that we have to wait for each account to reach its payout individually as well.
One account is in my pen name, another in my real name, last one I had to redesign a new pen name because we were not able to combine existing accounts
In the wake of the merger with Squidoo, I now have four HubPages accounts.
Suffice to say, I'm just going to remove a lot of the content and take it elsewhere because four accounts is beyond annoying and for admin to make no provisions for such unnecessary complications (they should have let us move all our Squidoo accounts into one new HubPages account) shows how unwieldy this site is now.
Oh my gosh I can't imagine having more than one! I have a hard enough time keeping up with this only one I have. I'm also slightly obsessed (in a bad way) with my hub score. It makes me really panicky so having to keep up more than one seems like a disaster! Haha! Maybe some day.
I've actually just started a second account to publish some niche content on one particular subject which I'm not really known for on my main account. I was going to try a different site instead but I think it would do better here on Hubpages.
It may be good if you want to identify the hubs on a different niche subject that you are more skilled and perfect. Otherwise, you can keep and categorise all hubs within a single account, in my opinion.
I have 3 accounts. One is at least 5 years old and doesn't really reflect where I'm at in my life now, although it earns more than my other 2 accounts combined. The second one came from Squidoo when the sites merged. The third one is the one I'm on now.
This is my favorite account, even though I only have 3 hubs posted at the minute. I only write about things that I am passionate about on ThatMommyBlogger, so that's why this account is so special to me.
I have actually only recently opened a second account with hubpages, My original account is so varied with personal hubs, study hubs, reviews, bunnies recipes....so its quite random and coves lots of areas. But I write often and link this account in job applications and the like, but I thought it would be better to have one account for personal hubs and a second as a kind of study guide, with hubs that are more academic and extensively researched, therefor much better on my CV. My second account is doing great, I'm slowly building it up and I haven't managed to let this account slow down either. Its all abut splitting the time, dedicating a certain amount to each account.
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