Why can't we have a new Hub category that we tag as "time"sensitive"?

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  1. Don Bobbitt profile image93
    Don Bobbittposted 2 years ago

    I would love to see a category or maybe a niche site where we can write commentary and even the occasional Rant on subjects that only expect to be viable interesting reading for maybe 30-60 days. After that, they are archived for us to delete at our discretion but we keep the "reads" and sales in our account?
    Today, with the priorities HP forces us to write under, such articles would never get a decent ranking, but often can get a surge of interest for a short period of time.
    Perhaps make it a magazine style?

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good idee, but only if we don't have to spend a day searching for videos, photos, and other graphics to enhance the hub. I was used to writing news stories and features that didn't last more than three days, so I was surprised at the amount of work that went into these hubs, and that they weren't eliminated within a week. However, after learning to put that kind of work into my hubs, I was surprised that some of my most popular "green" (by their standards) were shelved. I'm not sure that it is worth putting together a really professional product just to have it unpublished in a short time, while some of the junk hubs written by 3rd graders stay on.
      I see some people bragging that they've never had a hub shelved, and one person with over 150 hubs bragged that all of hers had been moved to niche sites...and this was while HP claimed to be slowly moving hubs into niches. Can you spell a three-letter word that starts with an "l" and ends in an "e"? Anyway, HP has stated that they are not looking for bloggers, and that is probably what this category or niche would be classified as, so I doubt that this will happen. But I would prefer to do that kind of writing since I'm not making any money on this site anyway. I'm a writer and a writing editor, not a graphics editor.

      1. Don Bobbitt profile image93
        Don Bobbittposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah! This one doesn't have a chance, now that I think of it.
        What would HP do if a dozen or so good commentators wrote "flashes" of interesting commentary that drew readers to their formalized offerings? Why, they would have to use a full-time editor (censor?) just to keep us under control. LOL!

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Don't believe everything you read here.  The team is doing its best to play fair with us, and anybody who indicates that he or she has a big "edge" is kidding himself and you.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure I'm getting what you mean.

      I think you're saying that you want to write a short Hub about a current issue, which would be automatically archived once it was "old news".   

      You're saying that such a Hub would never "rank" under the current rules.  Why do you think that?  Is it because it wouldn't pass QAP?  Or is it because it takes too long to get past QAP?  Or what?

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I'm guessing what Don means is a mix of what he said and MizBejabbers. The issue with writing on current events or anything that lasts for a short while is that by the current standards you need to have stellar hubs (the word count, Pics and stuff) and by the time that is done, getting the article through QAP and onto the niche site after review would result in the lifespan of the article already ending.

        It's not something I would be into, but this could be a really good idea if there are many people who are into this kind of writing here. Social Media is a great driver of traffic for things like this. So ranking shouldn't be a issue. It needs to be a site that's focused on getting social media traffic and not search engine traffic.

        P.S: I am not saying I want this. Just saying that it is surely a viable business option.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          If that's the case, then surely the Questions section is the perfect place to use for that.

          A question gets published immediately, has plenty of space for comments, and is automatically marked "no follow" after a period of inactivity.   So it's already there!


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