Friends ! want your advise and comments on my new hub titled :
"International Mother Language Day:The Institution and History"
with 21883 words. I tried to make it detailed and comprehensive.
http://hubpages.com/education/Internati … -diversity
I could not read a hub that long. Can you imagine someone trying to read it on a mobile device? You might think about breaking it up into smaller hubs.
The first section, titled 'Abstruct' - should that be 'Abstract'? is one huge block of text. You need to break that into readable paragraphs.
People don't usually 'sprout', that's an activity restricted to plants and seeds
There is some dissonance in the writing. In later sections it seems as though the text was written by someone else?
Sorry, that's as much as I can do - it really is far too long.
theraggededge, thanks for your time and comments, good help. I am a new hubber since 3/4 month. I appreciate that you found some errors. I just finished it. Am still working on it- more formatting, correcting and checking the pictures.. I usually write moderate size hubs, this one I wrote in detail, because in many places there is no detail one. Besides its part of my ancestors' history. Your comments are great help really.
The problem is... that Hubpages is not really the right place for a piece of writing that long. It's not set up for that. Hubpages is designed for magazine-style articles of about 1000 - 3000 words. Anything more than that won't load properly, is unreadable on a tablet or phone, and takes too long to scroll down (that's why e-readers like Kindle are set up to display text as pages).
You have to split the hub into several small ones. Have the first as an introduction, linking to the next. If someone is interested in the material they will click through. The fact that you have an 'emotional attachment' is irrelevent, especially if the piece won't load. In any case, it will work in your favour to split it as you will gain more visitors.
It's quite possible that it won't pass through the QAP at that length and won't be featured.
You asked for advice and comments, and we are giving you our best. You can choose to ignore it, of course
Edit: By the way, I do appreciate how much work you have put into your hub. You won't lose anything by splitting it up - it will be better, easier to navigate and you will have a head start on your hub creation journey.
theraggededge, wow great, you have given lot of thought. I am really very much thankful. Yes you right, splitting it is a very pragmatic and user friendly idea. I have never been in hub forum, I am grateful to each hubber here for your time, effort and comments, are really helpful and made me rethink about the size and presentation of the read. Thank you again for sharing your wise advice!
you have just written 20 of my hubs in one...waaaayyy too long for my tiny brain. And the topic is not interesting enough for people to sit and read through it all.
Far too long. Far, far, far too long.
The big problem with such a large Hub is that it takes forever to load. I found myself looking at a blank page, with nothing but the title, for ages. If I had arrived at that Hub from Google, I would've given up and gone back to Google to visit the next result.
In fact, I've had time to type that whole paragraph and your Hub images have still not loaded.
You would be much better off to look for logical places where this Hub can be divided into different sections, each concentrating on one aspect of the day.
Marisa Wright , Thanks a lot for your try. May be that time the hub was in "edit" mood. However, am very new hubber for 3/4 months. I like to keep only this hub big, as no where people find the complete information and history, and this hub has emotional attachment with me as its my ancestors history. Yes I will write in moderate size hubs in future , thanks again for advice. = )
I kept the link of the hub underneath if you like to try again : http://hubpages.com/education/Internati … -diversity
No I don't want to try again thank you. It would make no difference if your Hub was in edit mode.
The bigger the Hub, the longer it will take to load, and many readers will not wait - they will just give up and never read it. So if you are writing just for your own satisfaction, and you don't care if anyone reads it, then you are welcome to leave it the way it is. But if you want readers to stay and read then it needs to be separated into separate chapters, one chapter in each Hub.
Though actually I think it would be better to start a Blogger blog and put the whole Hub on that. You can make each section a separate post, but all the posts will be together in one place.
Auth, please remember that when you ask for advice here, you will get it. Unfiltered.
Thanks jesse Drzal. Learning is a process with trial and error. Am still learning. Socializing myself in the forum is giving me new ideas to co-op with the reality. Any word of advice, comment and even critique is really helpful.
Holy moly you just wrote part of an encyclopedia or a quarter of a novel. I really hope you break it up into several hubs because that's so much work done, and it would be a shame if people didn't read parts of it at least.
Chriswillman90 thanks for your kind appearance in the forum. Even though am in a dilemma now as hub authority already featured it meanwhile, I am thinking how to rearrange it for user friendly presentation by splitting it several hubs. yes , i have given too much time and endeavor to write the read with a detail and comprehensive perspective. I didn't think in the very inception that this read will be so long and tiresome for the readers. Your each comment is resource for my learning as a new hubber . Thanks again.
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