I just joined Hubpages and I have no idea how this works. I need help and I'm willing to take any constructive critism offerd me. Please don't be cruel. I'm just another writer trying to get my voice heard.
Can you be more specific about what you're looking for? CC of your style, or CC of your writing?
I suppose both. I would like to make money at this. Also anything that can improve me as writer is a very good thing.
Things seem to have gone off on a tangent, so I'll try and bring it back to your original question.
You're a good writer and you obviously have talent, but in my opinion (and I could be wrong) you can use Hubpages in two ways:
(1) As a platform to show of your writing, gain help and criticism, make friends and in turn improve your writing skills.
(2) For making money - If this is your primary purpose, then in my opinion poetry/prose etc. probably won't do it for you. product reviews, how to guides, informative fact based articles, etc. are far more likely to bring in traffic and in turn convert to dollars.
The two methods can be mixed to a certain degree, but it's up to you to decide why you are here!
Oh man, I agree with you Mrvoodoo. But you're seeing something you've yet to understand. It's not a tangent, it's an infection...and a tool for 30 day hubbers.
lol, yeah I've yet to figure out what you're all up to, I've been semi following your posts and understand that there's some crazy shit going on but I just can't figure out what it is.
It would of almost been worth signing up to this hub challenge just to find out what this game is all about (especially as I aim to do at least 30 in the next 30 days anyway). Far as I can tell Ixxy there may be more than meets the eye with you.
Thanks for the mail.
I read your second Hub, Artist, its nonsense ... I thought it was great. Couple spelling mistakes but otherwise great job. Pulls one in and keeps drawing them in. Welcome to HubPages!
Madeline - I too have read your first hub. I 'got' it, I read it through completely (I wanted to) and enjoyed it.
I would have left you a comment had you installed a comment box. Perhaps put one in? I would and do. Also, you're profile is bare. I like to know a little about a hubber. It could be complete nonesense (like mine) but you still get a feel for the person. Also, break the hub down a bit. Smaller paragraphs etc. If you give me a minute I'll find a link or two to others who have hubbed on many similar topics
Thank You. I will definitely do something about my profile box. What hub do I need to make smaller paragraghs? I have two.
I was talking of the one I read. I'd put the comment capsule/box in too. Makes it so that you can interact etc. And coast around some of the hub elders hubs. That should give you an idea of presentation re you're own hubs.
Look at «««« and check out how long I've been around. Same as you, two weeks. So I'm not the best to advise. But I watch. listen and learn
I read one of your hubs ,was good too ,like froggo said adding paragraphs or an extra capsule with subtitle would work too. would help reader keep interested.
I remember when I was very new ,those capsule things drove me nuts and my first hub had an empty one ,hahaha, but the more you ask and try ,the better you get ( well thats my story)...
hub elders--I like that And you can take froggy's advice. She knows of what she speaks Checking out others' hubs is some of the best advice i can give as well. It gives you a feel for the basic flow that is expected. (text, pictures, comment box, placement of each, etc.) i think the profile addition is good too--people like to know a little about who they are reading
Keep patiences and keep witting you will improve over time.
About capsules etc http:
Lots of info here. And presented well
lxxy - lol - you little bugger you. If you think I'm falling for this again! Last time I adjusted the resonance field thresholds on my MSB all I could pick up was the bloody Clangers
I do, Teresa! Hah, and I'm not even 30 yet! My ex liked the old shows
Not familiar with any Nogg but the kind with alcohol (two references hidden there...)
Hi everybody I'm Becki, and a few of you knew that. I've got my real picture in my avatar so why not my real name, too, right?
Anyway, I am a writer. I know, I know, it's kind of like standing up in AA and saying "I'm Becki and I'm a... writer." It's kind of like an addiction anyway, isn't it? I've found over the years that I just can't stop writing, so I keep doing it. And doing it. And doing it. I just can't help myself! I suppose that there is some kind of a program for weirdos like me, but I haven't found it yet.
I'm engaged in the 100 hub challenge. I am! I bet you couldn't guess that I would do that! And, I think I was the first, after Hup, to get involved from the Hubpages side of things. Ryan tricked me into it, but he didn't mean to He's a good guy!
I've done four hubs so far. I can't believe it! I worry -- a lot -- about the quality of the hubs. My most recent one is kind of a mess, but I knew it would be. I'll probably fix it up a bit this weekend. I need to get some pictures and talk to Charlie a bit about what I'm going to do. The restaurant doesn't need that much more business but I like to think I'm helping them somehow, and maybe me besides.
Out of those four hubs that I did, one of them is over 2400 words long (MS Word says 2600, HP says 2400). I'd love to know what you guys think about the hub. It's a *very* personal thing and I would prefer to leave any personal criticism out of it. I'm more interested in knowing whether or not you all think that I succeeded at a flagship-style hub in limited time. And yes, there are five images, three videos and ten relevant links.
So, what do you think?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife
Becki, I think you've done a great job putting together a flagship-style hub in such a short time.
I generally like to have several reference links within the hub in addition to links to related articles at the end of the hub, but that format wouldn't really do as well for your hub, given your conversational style and since very little in the way of unfamiliar terminology or complex material is presented. The one link I would provide within the hub is a link to an online database that gives different translations of the scripture, to amplify the scripture reference for anyone interested.
Even though it's controversial, you've done a good job of presenting your beliefs persuasively in a non-judgmental way.
Hi everyone it is partytime at HubPages. Not really, but my latest hub entry is about partying. I am not nervous one bit about the hub challenge that I entered. I have signed up for the big one, 100 hubs in 30 days. Well day one hasn't even ended and I already have four hubs completed.
I like Everyday Miracles hub, http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife because I too am Christian. I agree with what she says about being a submissive wife. It is a personal choice. Excellent hub, Everyday Miracles.
Debbie, you might want to check into finding out the minimum number of words to get indexed by Google. I think it might be 350 in which case you *just* fell short (I mean, like two sentences short). I'd hate to see you not get indexed because of something like that!
I am like you, I don't party much. I'm not a drinker in general (once in a blue moon I'll have a cocktail, but never to excess) and I don't party much. I'm hoping for my thirtieth though!
Good stuff, nice to meet you guys! I'm working on my first hub ever here so I'm a bit occupied, sorry for the wait to respond!
I'm going to go work on Lincoln! Would you believe that hub is scored at 73 and isn't published?
Thank you, Staci! I really appreciate the feedback and I will seek out the translator necessary and get that linked within the context of the hub.
I am at the moment working on a hub about Abraham Lincoln (an overview, really) and in that case will be putting in several contextual links as the hub is not in general conversational.
Oddly, I'm having a struggle to find some of those links I need, but I'm sure it will right itself in the end
Becki, You're welcome. An overview of Abraham Lincoln's life/contribution is a wonderful topic for a hub. He was a fascinating man who, like some other modern leaders, came into a position of leadership at a critical time in history. The biographical material I have read on Lincoln absolutely convinces me of the depth of the man's integrity, personally and politically.
Staci, I've been unlucky. When I was in school we didn't learn a lot about him. I'm learning about Lincoln for the first time and I'm tempted to buy a ton of books about him now! This is one hub in a series of hubs about a particular set of presidents that I'm doing and I plan on expanding on all of it in the end
Okay guys, I'm going to go through your stuff now!
(G|M says this is one way to keep a HubScore up, sooo....)
Here's my first Hub! I hope you like it.
Hi all. You can call me J. I, too, am a writing addict. My most recent hub is all about accepting the hub challenge. It's my first entry, though not my first hub so I know it's a little on the short side. I am hoping not to stray from my (hopefully) humerous and lighthearted norm and still put out quality hubs while churning them out for the challenge. I'm going to try and make it to 60 in 30--but def. gonna do 30. So, what do you think?? Too short? Written ok?? I accept any and all criticisms thrown my way (I may not follow the advice, but that's a different story LOL)
I also enjoyed EM/Becki (what should I call u now?? ) hub,
http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife
about being a submissive wife. I admire her ability to do something she believes in and be vocal about her stance. That moves anybody up a notch in my book
My only suggestion, is that you add a hubchallenge banner to the beginning of the hub. I wasn't quite sure if it was part of the contest or not until I saw the hubchallenge tag.
I think I might tag the banner on the end, J. I don't want to make it so prominent that it comes up as the main image. I'm going to edit the hubs I've done today tomorrow.
Lincoln is still going strong and I'm working on another one now!
I would say that yours is just long enough to say what you need to say, which is what I've found with most of your hubs! Way to go!
you go, EM! Crank them puppies out!! I know you will have no problem with the challenge at all. you'll have 100 at least when it's all said and done
Ixxy, if your hub is part of the challenge add a hubchallenge tag to it
Ixxy's hub http://hubpages.com/hub/messageofhope about time travel was very interesting. I found it very thought provoking. Good start on your first hub!
Hey guys, I just started with EM's post...the Hub here http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-I-Choose-to … ssive-Wife
It's a very dandy and pure tell all of her life, and of her perceptions within her marriage. I commend you for your awesome talent! I can't complain about a derned thing, other than maybe doing some underlining, bolding, etc.
Neat stuff! Thanks!
I just read EM's hub too.
Lots of info too! meaty
Im off to read dwilliamsons hub now.
hey I made the big 10 and I even make a cake ,keep it up hubbers! and I will save ya some...hehe
I liked the good Doctor's hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Partytime
It's a very good way to look at partying, knowing your limits, and knowing that it is okay to stick to your guns!
Good job! Keep'em coming!
I loved Janetta's message about beginning a hub challenge. She is pushing for 100....and I know she can do it!
Here's her words, best said, of course...by her:
Woo Hoo. Frogdropping, I loved your Ode to Insanity. What a great hub
Keep 'em coming!
Ahh, yes, how shall I forget frogdropping?!
Her ode to insanity is as Dimitri Martin would describe it..."crazy awesome."
It's also her first hubchallenge hub, so check it out!
Ok ladies and gents...and frogs here's number two--- an honest and only very slightly humerous look at the innerworkings of J. Hope you like it
Ode to Insanity made me laugh! I loved it, and the mention!
DWilliamson has another new hub I've gleamed from another part of HP...
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Sewing-Machin … t-Worth-It
Leave her your kind thoughts, 'cause its an interesting read. Nudge her to stay with us, so we can keep giving each other updates!
Just got sidetracked there, sorry. Does anyone like to sew? If so, please read #5 of 100 in my hub challenge hubs http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Sewing-Machin … t-Worth-It
I love your hub. My Mother in Law gave me a sewing machine and I have no idea how to use it. I mean, she showed me how to use it, but I have no idea how to thread the darn thing.
I believe my sewing machine is a Singer, too. Maybe I'll get brave and attempt to thread it again. What's the worst thing that could happen? If I become a human ball of string, just roll me down the road and put a Canada's Weirdest Roadside Attraction sign over my head.
Hey everyone just wanted to keep everyone safe and sound during the spring with #6 hub, Spring Safety. http://hubpages.com/hub/Spring-Safety-Tips
Does anyone ever wonder about what your cushions would look like if they had new fabric covering them? Check out
#7 of 100
Today I have quilts on my mind. This is #8 of 100 in the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge. http://hubpages.com/hub/Patricks-Quilt
I really like Nelle's hub on chaise lounges, http://hubpages.com/hub/chaise-lounge-outdoor. It was very informative. I do admit that I don't have much time to be reading other's hubs. I do make an effort though to get to at least two or three hubs from other hubbers from this challenge to read per day.
I like the look of the new cushions, Debbie! The link to Nelle's hub that you posted is wrong
I need some encouragement, guys. I've been up since 7 and now it's almost 2 and I've only gotten one hub done! And I started that one last night!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Cedar-Point---- … ement-Park
Here's my second one: http://hubpages.com/hub/wherecorpslie
And EM, I'm here for you
I have to run to the store, I'll be going over everyone's latest posts when I get back!
As a writer, I should have known that today was Limerick Day. Well now I know so I wanted to share it with you, #9 of 100, http://hubpages.com/hub/Limerick-Day.
Is it just that my speakers are that weak?
I just read a very interesting hub from Hup Challenge on a peanut butter alternative. http://hubpages.com/hub/Low-Fat-Healthy-Peanut-Butter
Could somebody please give my Cedar Point article a read, rate, review? I'm feeling a bit discouraged as my articles are quite long for the most part and it's going to be hitting about 120,000 words for by the end of the challenge if I keep going at this rate. Thanks!
I have quilting on my mind today. Here is hub #10 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge, http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Quilt-I-Never-Got.
Hey. Dwilliamson, that last link didn't go through correctly.
Also, while we're excited you're making GREAT headway, don't forget to read our hubs, too! We're here to help you, and help is a two way street. <3
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