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I've been gone a long time.

  1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
    Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago

    How much has changed in the last couple of years? Not sure if anyone here would even remember me. Are things getting better or worse? Just wondering.

    1. kenneth avery profile image78
      kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      @Pawpawwrites,
      Hey! I remember you. I believe that you are one of my followers. Where have you been for so long?
      Things are a lot better on HP these days. Just start publishing your hubs again and find out.
      Glad you are back!

      1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
        Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Glad to hear that things are going well. I've been working on a couple of books, and doing youtube a lot. I was just wondering how things were going here. I also remember you, even though my memory isn't what it used to be.

        1. kenneth avery profile image78
          kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          @Pawpawwrites,
          That sounds so interesting. Like I said, you were missed and now we are glad that you are back.
          Enjoy.

          1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
            Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks Kenneth. Much appreciated.

            1. kenneth avery profile image78
              kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              smile Pawpawwrites, you are very welcome.

        2. favored profile image41
          favoredposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          So nice to see you & I've pleased to hear you're still writing.  Sill haven't been able to catch up on articles due to other obligations, but hanging in there. I have no doubt you'll be back up & running with fantastic articles as in the past. Have to check out your You Tube channel. Is Nature's Cool the channel?  Love the Midwest Gardener Channel.

          1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
            Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I'm glad to hear that you are hanging in there. Sometimes that is about the best a person can do. The Midwest Gardener Channel is the one I spend most of my time on. The other one is mine too though. I was amazed at how fast I was able to grow the gardening one. It's kept me pretty busy in the summer, and I really enjoy it too. Been growing lots of things to feed the less fortunate, so it's a win win situation.

    2. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Welcome back.  I remember your name but notice that you have no writing featured at the moment!  I think you will find many changes around here.

      1. Virginia Allain profile image68
        Virginia Allainposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Pawpawwrites - you can fix the featured (in your profile) so even the ones that are unfeatured for traffic, etc. will at least show up on your profile.

    3. SakinaNasir53 profile image85
      SakinaNasir53posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      @Pawpawwrites Welcome back! Things are pretty great here. Good luck with your hubs. smile

      1. TessSchlesinger profile image92
        TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        You don't have any hubs. I wanted to look at them so that I can see what you wrote then and what would be different now. Did you remove all your hubs or did you never write any?

        1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
          Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I deleted all my hubs. I decided that my time was better invested elsewhere. I'm really glad to hear that it seems to be working out for so many people.

          1. Virginia Allain profile image68
            Virginia Allainposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            well, I have a ton of unpublished hubs (former lenses) that I need to move elsewhere. Earnings are a bit discouraging here.
            I'm doing some light blogging over at Niume, a community blogging site. Let me know if you'd like a referral. It's not much of an earner either.

            1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
              Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks so much for the offer of a referral. That's very kind of you. I'm glad that you have options and have found another place that works for you too. I'm too busy trying to finish my second novel to do much writing other than that right now.

          2. TessSchlesinger profile image92
            TessSchlesingerposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I'm sorry I left previously, but make no mistake, I didn't leave because of hubpages but because of the constant trolling of Republicans and Christians.

            Now I've learnt how to deal with trolls, and while the first time I was here it took me three months to get my first pay out and a pretty rapid rise after that, it's been a bit slower now but I'm still earning every month now. smile

            I also love the fact that there are niche sites, and while not every article is selected, enough are for it to be a worthwhile experience.

            1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
              Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Sorry to hear that you had problems with trolls. I never could understand what anyone gets out of doing that. Glad that you are receiving a steady payout. That's great!

    4. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      After a long, long drought, things are definitely getting better, IF you're able to write content that's good enough to be transferred to the niche sites.

      That's the biggest change on HubPages - it's not just one site any longer.   They've created several new sites, each specialising in a broad subject area.  They created them by cherry-picking the best Hubs from HubPages and transferring them to the new sites.   

      When you write a new Hub, it's published on the main site, but it's also automatically considered for the new sites within the first few weeks.   If it doesn't get moved within a month or so, it's not considered good enough to be moved.  If you want to get it moved (and you do, because that's where the money is), then you need to improve it substantially.  Once you've done that, you can resubmit it manually (but you can submit only one Hub every two weeks).

      The first thing I'd suggest you do is go to your Profile, click "Edit Profile", scroll down to the place where it says "Show Only Featured Hubs" and change it to "no".   That way, at least other Hubbers can see your old Hubs.  No one else can right now, not even Google, so you've got some work to do! 

      Next, go to my profile and find my Hub on "The Basic HubPages Rules" on the slider. Read it.  It summarises all the rules as they stand today, which may be slightly different to what they were when you left. 

      Good luck!

      1. Pawpawwrites profile image61
        Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you very much for trying to be so helpful. At the moment, I have just too many other things to work on, but it is nice to know that there have been some improvements made. Thanks again for your kindness.

      2. Peggy W profile image92
        Peggy Wposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Marisa,

        I have been busy writing on my own website and have recently started paying attention to HP.  As to the best hubs with most traffic being moved...many of my larger traffic ones are still on HP.  I have started working on my hubs but at a rate of them being moved only every 2 weeks...it will take forever to get most of mine moved over to niche sites. 

        Question...if we make changes to our old hubs...adding bios, etc. will they be noticed and moved without our having to submit them?

        Another question about Flipboard.  I just started using it today for the niche ones that have been moved.  Am I doing this correctly?  For name, I am typing my own name.  Should I instead be writing the name of the niche site like Dengarden?

        Thanks for any help.  I tried searching and could not find a forum where this was addressed.

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Hubs for the niche sites were first picked based on traffic. The good quality high traffic hubs were moved.

          Even now they are still going through the backlog to find good hubs, but with lower levels of traffic. However, the quality of these hubs has to be a lot higher than the ones picked solely on traffic merits. New hubs are automatically considered, but old hubs in most cases are going to have to be personally submitted.

          It initially began with a hubber being able to submit one hub in 60 days. Now it's one in 14 days. Over time as the backlog is cleared, I think the time frame can go even lower, so people such as you with hundreds of hubs, have the opportunity to get them moved. Until then you have the time to fix them to the niche website standards - amazon capsules, heading structure, images being full width (and not pixelated), etc.

  2. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    I remember your name, though very vague. But I do remember your profile pic. Welcome back. I don't think we've ever spoken much smile HP is a great place to be right now.

  3. Pawpawwrites profile image61
    Pawpawwritesposted 7 months ago

    Thanks to everyone for the welcome back. Glad things are picking up here. Nice to know.

 
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