I write narrative poetry and was wondering if you had some ideas on the best way to present that here on Hubpages?
In terms of getting traffic to poetry here, I recommend you read a Hub on the subject written by Cardisa. Although I haven't applied her advice to poetry, the advice is sound from an SEO point of view.
In terms of formatting, I've seen writers put pictures right-aligned so that their verses come out more in blocks rather than double spaced each time you hit enter for the next line. Although this might be an issue in terms of mobile traffic because pictures are formatted differently for mobile viewing, I think they end up getting placed above text when viewed from mobile.
Nate, thanks for sharing about Cardisa's advice. I was curious because I write haiku, so I found her hub and read it. I agree with her.
Nate thank you for sharing about Cardisa. I just got done reading her hub and found it most informative....
I've had some small success with creative poetry hubs. I tend to put several themed poems together and write an introduction - just to add interest - plus photographs where appropriate.
As a teacher I also like to write on poetry analysis and technique, looking at individual poems, and these hubs are popular with students and poetry lovers alike.
I wish you well. You may not get huge amounts of views overnight but you'll have the satsifaction of getting your work out there and hopefully over time get some success.
Hi kurtreifschneider, and welcome to HubPages! I see you've received a lot of excellent advice already from other Hubbers. I'd just like to add that one of our previous HubPages Newsletters offers some additional advice on incorporating creative writing into your Hubs. Best of luck!
if you are doing it not to make money fine, but dont go planning a home renovation on money from publishing poetry on hubpages
What I have done so far Clive is weave some of my narrative poetry into my hub as an addition to the story. I realized publishing just a poem probably is not a good idea. Thank you for your insight also,
I am a poet too and i have a few lingering on hubpages, but i stopped writing them here and just create my own poetry page where i just write them for the love of poetry.
I add meat to a poetry hub also. They are not going to be great money earners but I did make a sale from one of my poetry hubs, a book.
I have published one book and working on my second one also so this is also good advice and thank you
Keep publishing those poems. Even though they might not be huge traffic getters, at least they reflect your personality more than most hubs would.
I agree with Chriswillman90. Keep writing your poetry. I too, was helped tremendously by Cardisa's hub about increasing chances of search engines finding your poetry hubs. Regarding clivewilliams concern, it is a reality that you'll need to balance the number of informative/how-to hubs against poetry hubs if your goal is to make money. Also, see the thread at the bottom of this page, "Keeping Poetry Alive." It addresses the ongoing concerns about the viability of poem hubs.
Don't just include the poem but write a few words about it like what inspired to write it, what it means to you, how you went about writing it, etc. This way it's not just a poem hub but a hub that gives some insightful info.
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