First of all, welcome to HubPages! As others have mentioned, the Learning Center and the FAQ are great places to get a general overview and answers to specific questions, respectively.
My additional advice is that it can take a while to get the hang of things. Be patient and keep writing. We've got a great friendly community here, so don't hesitate to stop by the Forums if you need help. Best of luck!
Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement. Everyone has been super helpful so far and I'm loving the community. Figuring out hub scores and traffic is a little more difficult but I'm sure I'll get there eventually. Thank you for your kind words and your advice!
Whenever reading posts or threads offering advice, check the posted date. You want to make sure you read info that is official from HubPages or posted after September 2014 because all the rules changed again, and you don't want old info. That's been a big problem over this last year for new site users.
Well said and good point raised. Nowadays writing for an online audience is more complex than simply coming up with good content. Focus on SEO and keywords are critical tools in getting your writing out to more people.
I'm pretty new myself and found reading through the Learning Centre really helped me. That and trying to get involved in the forums too. I don't always have much wisdom to impart but I try to contribute where I can.
Be wary of following everyone who follows you - you can end up following those who write hubs which you have no interest in - which means you are hard pressed to make intelligent comments in response. I've tended to follow people who post regularly in the forum - if they say something interesting to me then I'll click on their user name and have a look at their profile. If they have some interesting / great hubs then I'll follow them and read their work which is just as good as the Learning Centre for showing you where the bar is - it's high! There are some outstanding writers here and I'm enjoying learning from them as well as the "official" bits of HubPages.
You need to follow the instructions carefully. You need to find a place where there are no distractions. You need to concentrate in your article. You need to participate in all the hub pages community's activities. I am glad. You asked this question. Thank you.
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