It seems like a lot of times, HubPages punishes creative writers, because the main focus of the site is to push informative non-fiction hubs. One thing is that non-fiction work is easier to judge by rational, consistent, uniform standards of quality, whereas fiction is a bit more complex and many of the rules can be broken and something could still be "good", and quality in fiction is much more a matter of personal taste. So, if they're not doing that already, why not just move the fictional stuff to its own niche site? Let's be honest, crappy poetry is like 90% of the worst-written Hubs on here. Many of them don't meet any standards for length or quality that we'd use for a regular Hub. Bad fiction brings down the respectability of the site. A niche site would help because people would come to HP proper for entertaining non-fiction, not fiction. It would make a clear distinction, but still allow creative fiction writers to have a voice... on their own site. What I did was put my fiction on Wattpad and my nonfiction stuff on here, because I know fiction is not desired on here as much. Should we do away with fiction on the site altogether? It just doesn't seem like it can be easily made to fit with what HP staff and Google deem as "quality".
It's not a matter of quality. The thing you're overlooking is that people don't search for non-fiction on the Internet as much as they search for answers to questions. That is the underlying factor.
Besides, we do have Letterpile as a niche site for poetry and non-fiction writing. As for poems, even short poems can meet Google's new quality guidelines by including extra content discussing the poem and including an appropriate bio. Two of my poems were moved to Letterpile within a few days after I published them. So I know it works.
Glenn you are so right. I love that this site allows for all writers. I want my love for poetry to stay. I write on a variety of topics and love that I can. Who is to say what should go or stay? Yes there is a page for writing. 2 of my poems have just been pro edited and waiting to be moved. Have a great day everyone.
by Sherri 7 years ago
The question of whether poetry Hubs should have 400-word minimums came up in this thread a few minutes ago:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/70203#post1528809I've been puzzling about what to do with poetry Hubs I've found while hopping. I haven't flagged any of them, because poetry is a unique...
by Angela Michelle Schultz 6 years ago
I feel concerned that the reason google may prefer ehow as opposed to hubpages, is because there is an abundance of poetry and short stories. I am not by any means saying that those who publish the short stories and poetry are not good, but they are not usually searchable or high market. I...
by Kylyssa Shay 2 years ago
Only the best Hubs on HubPages are being moved to niches, so everything on the niche sites is spam free and trash free. There are no pieces written in broken English or written in ways that appear to be spun. Everything that's low quality is left behind. Even the ads are high-quality on the niche...
by Catherine Giordano 16 months ago
A couple of days ago I get an email from HubPages saying my hub had been reviewed and it was fine. This hub was moved to a niche site 2 weeks earlier. Why was it reviewed again. Are hubs chosen for review at random. I think this is the first time I got this kind of email.
by Glenn Stok 18 months ago
I noticed that hubs in niche sites no longer include the "More by this author" section below the hub. Is this just an oversight or was it a decision to drop it on niche sites?
by Audrey Howitt 2 years ago
Has anyone heard anything about the future of poetry and fiction in terms of niches? I am a bit concerned that all us poets will get lost in the shuffle somewhere
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