I write decent fiction and real life stories. I'm lousy at getting attention for my articles here on HubPages. I am studying to try and do better. My latest article is in reality is a self-study, exercise/implement-what-I've-learned project. I would like feedback on it. Here is the link: http://picotriano.hubpages.com/hub/How- … dy-Courses
This is a nice Hub but you could improve it by having more interesting formatting, such as using subtitles, bullet points, quotes etc. Also, your first line has the comma in the wrong place - usually I would stop reading at this point, but as you don't make this mistake again I assume it's just one of those things.
Also, your Hub is quite short - less than 800 words. You really need to be looking at more than 1100 to get featured. You might try including a poll relating to how other people study, or what there preferred methods are.
Would be nice to include some original photos too (ie your own) to lend some authenticity to the whole thing.
Hope that helps.
How are all of us benefitting from watching you go through your learning process? If you can identify that angle, and develop it, your Hub might draw traffic. As is, I doubt readers will find it useful, helpful or interesting to them.
Comments so far are appreciated. Thank you. Will give me some areas to work on.
Hi Pico Triano,
I noticed that your writing has a simple, direct approach and that sometimes you use phrases rather than complete sentences.
If you're looking for self-marketing ideas, I thought you could say something like, "Simple, Direct Advice from a Simple, Direct Man" (no offense intended--the photo of you in a cowboy shirt sort of evokes this image). There are many people who prefer shorter sentences and your writing style. Though I'm no marketing expert, I thought that this might help.
FatBoyThin, good advice.
I think your article is great! Good for you. I am also a published author and doesn't it feel wonderful? My pointers would be...find a more engaging first sentence, add a little enthusiasm to the first paragraph, & a more attractive first picture. Otherwise, after the first paragraph...it was a perfect read for me. You asked questions. Maybe throw a question in the first paragraph midway..so it catches right away. Engaging the reader is very key. Wonderful article!
by Ann M Reid5 years ago
I posted my first post today:http://annmreid.hubpages.com/hub/Sun-Sa … ation?doneI'm looking for constructive criticism. Your experience as a hub-writer is very valuable. Help me learn how to make my next hub...
by Anna6 years ago
Yay I just published my 10th hub and earned my first accolade Now I'm thinking of joining the 30 day challenge to give myself that extra push. Would love to know your thoughts about my hubs and any constructive...
by Direxmd8 years ago
My newest article: http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-Social-Secu … l-Collapse seems to be attracting few hits so far, is it too short? too much jargon? Just need to find out why hits are so low this morning.Please give...
by northweststarr6 years ago
A common problem for all writers, taking other peoples' suggestions and criticisms gracefully is essential to the process. I personally, welcome any and all advice from my readers that is constructive and true. I find...
by Sriparna7 years ago
I have registered with Hubpages 4 weeks ago but been active since last two weeks. I have a plan to join the 30 Hubs in 30 days Challenge in July, so before I start, I would really like the experienced hubbers to go...
by ns12097 years ago
Hi, I think I am doing OK on Hubpages however I would quite like a few people just to check if I am doing everything OK and what could be improved! I suppose I would like this hub checked the most...
Copyright © 2018 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.