The "Time for Truth Game"

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  1. kenneth avery profile image81
    kenneth averyposted 20 months ago

    In a few words, please reveal "the" best and "the" worst (in your opinion) hubs of your overall career?
    I will be daring and go first.
    My Best: "In Praise of The Old Front Porch"
    My Worst: "How I Learned The Facts of Life From Uncle Dow's Girly Books"
    Now who's next?

    1. RTalloni profile image92
      RTalloniposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      One of my best is one of my first, Accenting Southern: A Comfortable Heritage, based on the fun I had writing it and responses to it.  I think one of my worst is OtterBox Defender: iPhone Protection, partly I'm sure, because writing product promotions isn't my favorite sort of writing.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        @R Talloni, I think that I remember the Accenting Southern hub and it was quite enjoyable. The OtterBox hub was informative also. I understand your feeling of writing production promotions not being your favorite sort of writing, but the hub was also quite informative.

    2. SakinaNasir53 profile image95
      SakinaNasir53posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Kenneth! Great question.
      One of my best hub is "Lovebirds' Egg-Laying Process". Till now it got the highest traffic from Google out of all my hubs and this has made me very happy. smile

      My worst hub is one from my "newly arrived" days here. It is called "History and Culture of Kuwait. The hub was informative but too long and messy, if I may add.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        @smile Sakina,
        Ahh, yes. I remember the lovebirds egg-laying process hub. That one was fun and very informative.
        Why is your 'History and Culture of Kuwait' too long and messy?
        I am just wondering.

        1. SakinaNasir53 profile image95
          SakinaNasir53posted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Hi Kenneth! smile

          Thanks for the compliment. Actually, I wrote that when I newly joined here. So, I had no idea back then about "beauty" of a hub. I had crammed too many facts and lots of images. I need to split that one into 2 hubs or shorten it.

          1. kenneth avery profile image81
            kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            @ smile Sakina,
            You are not only a VeryTalented Writer, but a very Wise Young Woman too. You should go far on HubPages.

            1. SakinaNasir53 profile image95
              SakinaNasir53posted 20 months agoin reply to this

              Thank you so much!  That means a lot. Really! smile

              1. kenneth avery profile image81
                kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                smile @ Sakina, I meant every word.

    3. The0NatureBoy profile image45
      The0NatureBoyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Kenneth,
      Since I am not a judge I can not say which of mine is best since they all center around bringing understanding where there was previously none. Everyone that DID meet featured I consider best equally. 

      All that met publication standards are equally mediocre and any that DID NOT meet publication standards at all are my worst equally.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        @TheONatureBoy,
        I understand.

    4. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I just read "in Praise of the Old Fromt Porch" and it is an excellent hub, Kenneth. I thought I had read it before but obviously had it confused with another. Well done.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        @Jodah,
        "Thank you so much. I really appreciate your input, suggestions, and other ways that you tell me in order for me to improve."
        "That piece did bring back a lot of good memories."
        "Thanks again, Jodah."

    5. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      My best is the one I'm the most proud of; "I Wish I'd Known This When I First Went to College!"  It is also the one that has been the most read.  When I first published it, it got the lowest score I ever got on any hub; 42.  It now ranks in the 70s, though it has gotten as high as 91.

      1. kenneth avery profile image81
        kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        @smile Say Yes To Life,
        Congratulations! I like for hubbers to share good news and in your case, great news.

      2. Say Yes To Life profile image81
        Say Yes To Lifeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Kenneth Avery.  I believe my worst hub is "Bullying, its Causes, and How to Deal with It".  That is because I'm still in the process of figuring that out.  But it's published, so it can't be that bad.

  2. Luke Holm profile image98
    Luke Holmposted 20 months ago

    I guess my "best" is probably the one I put most research into: "How to Build Trump's Wall."
    My "worst" is one I feel didn't make the sort of difference I had hoped: "Suicide Awareness."

    1. kenneth avery profile image81
      kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      @Luke,
      Your "worst" was Suicide Awareness? I would venture to say that this one  should have soared.

      1. Luke Holm profile image98
        Luke Holmposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        I think the fact that I have low followers made it not take hold as much.  Also, I interpreted "worse" as which was worse in my opinion. I felt this one was my worst because it didn't live up to my expectations. I didn't feel like it captured the dire need of suicide awareness that I was going for. In that sense, I failed. Thanks for the kind words, though. This was a fun question to think about and answer smile

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 20 months ago

    My least favorite hub is a recipe hub - out of desperation for something new to post, I weeded my lawn and created (and photographed) a dandelion salad. I guess I can be thankful I had a good crop of weeds that year. (Hangs head in shame...).

    I don't know what would be the "best" but there are a few I particularly like. I wrote one on the decline of bees, which includes some of the best photos I've ever taken. Two others were somewhat therapeutic to write & both get good traffic - a hub about identifying stalkers & one about identifying online con artists.

    For other reasons, I feel good about the hubs I wrote on HIV, which is a disease many do not understand. I used to manage the HIV clinic in my city, and from the traffic they (the hubs) get, I feel they have helped people.

    Sorry for breaking the rules on the number of hubs to mention!

  4. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 20 months ago

    Hi, Kenneth. This is a good question that leads us to evaluate our work. I feel my best (going on comments) is probably actually two in a series "A Story Never Written" and "Keto and the Falcon."  My worst in my opinion, is probably "The Monster Lurks" because it is based on a short story I wrote while still at school, so hopefully, my writing has improved since then.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      That said, I don't think there is any correlation between one's best and worst hubs and their corresponding hub scores. They vary too much.

  5. Kylyssa profile image96
    Kylyssaposted 20 months ago

    I'm torn between several hubs as my "best" hubs, but my hands-down winner for worst hub is a real standout. I wrote it for some challenge or other back on Squidoo. I occasionally took some of those challenges to force me outside my comfort zone. Well, you can probably go through my entire library of hubs and pick out every single hub I made for one of them. They are the hubs that suck the most. The biggest sucker is "Would You Stop Writing for a Million Dollars?"

    My tied-for-best hubs are on the topic of homelessness. Three have been purchased by educational publishers and one of them inspired a least a few people to create actual charities. That's what other people have chosen as my best hubs. My craft hubs are my best hubs according to their views. I think my actual best hub is something else, but that's probably just vanity speaking.

  6. Terrielynn1 profile image92
    Terrielynn1posted 20 months ago

    I think my best isn't an individual hub, but a group of them. They touch my heart because there ones I or love ones are directly affected by. My hope is to bring awareness to more people. My worst, I am not sure. I work on my hubs almost daily and improve them constantly. I don't have any that aren't featured. But I haven't written many yet either. I am still learning and renewing my love of writing. I have gotten help for 2 hubs, and I am thankful people are willing to help. Maybe those I would consider my worst, since I needed help to pass.

    1. kenneth avery profile image81
      kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      @Terrielynn1,
      I am as near as your keyboard to offer what help I can to you for I love to see fellow hubbers experience success.
      Hang tough and if you need me . . .remember this post.

      1. Terrielynn1 profile image92
        Terrielynn1posted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Awe, thank you. That is very kind.

        1. kenneth avery profile image81
          kenneth averyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          @smile Terrielynn1,
          I checked your hubs and read the one that stood out to me. I left you a comment and became one of your followers.
          You are a very talented girl and never "hide your light under a bushel."

    2. SakinaNasir53 profile image95
      SakinaNasir53posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      @Terrielynn1

      Hi! smile I would love to help too.

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Terrielynne, as all your hubs are featured, maybe it should be us asking you for help smile me anyway. I had all my hubs featured for my first Five years at HubPages but now about a sixth of them are unfeatured due to engagement. I guess the more hubs you have the harder it is to keep updating them all.

 
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