I rarely go to the HP Home / topics page because it is rarely updated. Now, this week, since all the links in email notifications I receive are bad and take me to the Topics page, I have to see titles like: "Snot and Mucus Decoded: The Meaning of Snot Colors". Couldn't the author have thought of something else, anything to write about other than that? At least could have put a less disgusting title on it - and it received an Editor's Choice? Come on! Is there nothing better to show to the public? And if I see the "Military Diet" again I will scream.
Image: Pixabay, https://pixabay.com/en/lion-africa-wild … at-240284/
Thank you for saying it - I'm so sick of seeing the same things on the main page - it can't be good for bringing in new users. A randomized approach would certainly add excitement from both the contributors and the audience.
Oh, good grief, Charlie Brown ...Hahaha You've received some funny responses, Phyllis. All I know is when I go to the doctor about sinus drainage, cough and/or congestion, they always ask me what color my snot is! LOL ...so there must be a legitimate reason for the various colors of snot. However, my response to the doctor is ..."Well, I don't know because I don't look at it!"
Silly ol' Faith. My doctor asks the same question so he will know if I need an antibiotic. I understand the hub is to help someone who needs to know the color of sinus drainage (ie: green signifies infection, etc.) I just think the title could have been a little more ... uhm ... dignified, maybe.
Yes, I did get some pretty funny replies. LOL
LOL ...Yes, the title could have been a bit more dignified ...but the younger folks nowadays seem to go for the gross, nasty-sounding or something to get a reaction of disgust or shock it seems?
I believe you are right about the younger ones. As Clive said: "Those hubs are the ones that make the money." That is pretty sad, indeed.
Fully agree Phyllis. Why do the HP team allow this to happen?
Come to think of it, a Military Snot Diet hub could have some real potential. I'm starting a draft as we speak.
The secret is looking pictures of snot every time you get the urge to eat. Good-bye appetite, hello bikini body!
AH! hahahaha - Para you take the cake. LOL
PS: that is a military cake.
Those hubs gets tonnes of views though. They are the money makers
I find the front page of HubPages uninviting enough without snot hubs etc. being showcased there. And yes, having to keep seeing the military diet hub there is getting on my nerves, too.
I don't really understand the necessity to have these hubs on the front page - they are, after all, being well promoted in the search engines. I think what is needed is variety and attractive photos - bright, cheerful, appetizing. As a visitor, I'd never return to HubPages on the basis of the front page. But I often visit sites like about[dot]com just to see what they have to offer, which is always something different.
I agree, Jayne. I really think that page should be more upbeat and attractive. They could put up some nice images or maybe even just one banner type then a directory to each topic. I think it would be nice to highlight some hubbers on the bottom with statements of "why I like to write for HubPages" and change to other hubbers once a week or once a month.
Shades of Snot? for a second I thought you were discussing the second film that awful boring shades of grey! LOL!
It is a bit depressing that Google thinks HP is only fit to recommend for pustules and mucous-related subjects.
For reals. Have you seen the menstruation one? Complete with graphic pad photos. Bleh!!! Ah, well. Freedom of speech, and I will shut up. Ha!
Here is another one
http://hubpages.com/health/Have-you-exa … poo-lately
I wonder if that is a big money maker.
Good grief! I was going to say earlier that it won't be long before someone writes about that. Well, there it is.
This is too funny to pass.
Though, I might be banned.
My only defense is that I am linking to an already, happily hosted hub.
Someone was going to do it, you just beat them to it.
I totally agree Phyllis. The military diet is a good hub but it has been on the front page for as long as I can remember and it is time for a change. The colours of snot, enough said. As has been suggested maybe different random hubs should show on the front page weekly or so, or highlight different authors or hubs with attractive photos and titles.
I haven't been on the main page in a long time and maybe that's the reason. "Shades of Snot", is that any better than "How to Shave Your Butt" that keeps appearing on hubs as a recommended hub? That one is driving the Christians wild because of the subject matter and the photos on their hubs.
I wonder what their hit song would be? LOL
"Shades of Snot" This could be their first cover:
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