HubPages denied my request to put my hub Origin and Early History of the Enneagram http://hubpages.com/education/History-o … -Gurdjieff on Owlcation even though it is free from content and structural issues. It is not a current event. It is an ever green topic. It is not a general topic. What are its flaws? -- Brian Leekley (B. Leekley)
Thank you for submitting your article, Origin and Early History of the Enneagram of Personality, for consideration on Owlcation. Unfortunately, your article was not selected. Since you already confirmed that your article is free from content and structural issues, it is possible that it was not selected due to the nature of its topic. Perhaps your article:
is about a current event and written in a way that won't be relevant to readers in the future. Perhaps you can expand on your topic and offer historical analysis or additional insight beyond covering the facts of the story.
is about a very general topic that is already extensively covered on Owlcation or elsewhere online. Perhaps you can add a new spin on the topic to make it your own. If your article is a popular (e.g., chocolate chip cookies) recipe, adding gorgeous, original, step-by-step photos is a great way to make it stand out from the rest.
is unlikely to satisfy readers for some other reason. Your article might be deeply valuable to you, your friends, or your family, but not be written in a way that is useful or accessible to a wider audience.
Or perhaps your article could be useful to readers, but it doesn't convey your experience or involvement with the topic.
I think that the second suggestion (general topic already extensively covered) is the problem. You are merely repeating known facts. The solution being suggested is that you add a new spin on the topic. For instance, your own experiences or interpretations.
It's a better fit for Exemplore.com, the niche site for paranormal stuff and 'alternative' science. Search exemplore for enneagram articles and if you find any then you have a good case for submitting your article there instead of owlcation. Good luck with it.
Thanks for that suggestion, calculus-geometry. There isn't anything paranormal about the enneagram of personality; it has to do with normal behavior and motivations. Whether it is a useful dynamic model of the forming of personalities depends on how closely it matches reality, and that is a matter of observation. I considered putting the article under spiritual growth and development and self-improvement instead of under psychology, but, so far as I can discover, that also is in Owlcation. I might change the Hubpages category before submitting it to Owlcation again.
All those outbound links are a problem. HubPages likes its articles to be complete in themselves and disapproves of people being sent off site for more information.
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