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How to get in spot light?

  1. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Guys what should one do to get article featured give me concise points

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Hi there,

      One of the first things you need to do is to write a grammatically correct profile. You write that you 'have a good and sound knowledge of English', yet you don't use grammar, punctuation or capitalisation correctly (I'm sure Pen has given you guidance regarding all that already).

      You cannot hope to succeed here without good written English skills. So. my suggestion is that you go and work on that, then come back to HubPages and try again. You can't write hubs and expect other people to fix the errors for you.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      If you check the learning section, there is a whole area that discusses how to write a stellar hub.

      It isn't easy to do.

      Basically you need to

      write correct, complete sentences and paragraphs
      keep  your article focused on your topic
      write a searchable title that reflects the content of your article
      separate your paragraphs into capsules with appropriate subtitles
      use appropriate, clear, properly sized photos that you properly attribute
      use additions such as videos, maps, polls, etc.

      That's not all of it, but it will get you started.

      Good luck.

    3. Violets3 profile image79
      Violets3posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I thought it was easy to get featured. If I understand what you mean by featured correctly. All my articles are "featured".
      I just make sure I have enough high quality pictures, spell words correctly, split large sections into paragraphs, and all that jazz...I just follow the check marks on the right top. It wants a certain amount of pictures, textboxes, word count..etc. I think as long as you follow those checkmarks and do well on grammar..you should be fine.

      1. NateB11 profile image96
        NateB11posted 4 months agoin reply to this

        You've pretty much described what it takes to get featured, I usually tell people to follow the check marks box up top like you said. Of course, a baseline of at least proper grammar and spelling is necessary as you said also.

    4. yogaburnclub profile image83
      yogaburnclubposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Hi out there.
      Thanks for the great question,most people are putting great efforts to have their articles featured.This is pretty simple since it needs you to follow some of this lay down rules.
      1. Ensure that you wright concise content that is free from grammatical errors.
      2. choose a topic that is not overwritten or with a lot of common information in the internet.
      3. focus on creating knowledge and information other than promotional content.
      4.Design your article to have multiple capsule that will be engaging to the end.
      5. Research on catchy headlines that will make one want to read the rest of the articles.
      6.Visit the the hub pages tutorial and community and learn how to write a stellar article that mostly get featured.
      7. Aim to write in depth engaging content that is at least 1000 plus words 
      8. Encourage people to comment on your work.
      This are some of the tips hope they help you reach somewhere.

      i wish you a happy experience in hubpages.

  2. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Hey Burhan, In the beginning, all new Hubbers struggle to get their articles featured. That's mostly because they are unaware how HP works. However, if your focus is right, you learn the tact. I can understand it can be a little frustrating for you or anyone who is new, but don't worry, you will achieve success if you channel your efforts properly. What I can advise is read the articles of other Hubbers, you will get many pointers from them.
    Follow Hubbers like theraggededge and Marisa Wright. Read their articles. Follow their comments. They are very experienced here, and they guide others. You cannot doubt their expertise.

    Here, this hub by Marisa will help you much.

    https://hubpages.com/community/How-to-M … ed-to-Know
    (Don't go by the words of the URL. Read the hub)

    Theraggededge gives advice to all the new Hubbers who fail the QAP. Follow her advice. It helps much.

    As I reviewed your article each time you made changes - three to four times perhaps, this is what I learnt.
    1) You write well, but your sentences are unclear in meaning. They ramble a lot.
    2) Your choice of words can improve.
    3) Your punctuation needs improvement too.

    Any article, even the good one will fail the QAP if grammar is not as per standards.

    Hope these help.
    Good luck.

  3. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Thank you guys, I rewrote almost whole of my article, extended it to 860 words. I hope these measure will get my article published

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      You've improved your profile a little too. That's good smile However, it can be made even better.

      "Born in Pakistan and I am a student here, I have interest in science and history and will publish my article concerning them."

      "I am a Pakistani student, enthusiastically interested in both science and history. I hope to write many articles based on those interests here at HubPages."

      If you can add any other facts about yourself then do so as it is a little short. But, yes, it's better than it was.

  4. NateB11 profile image96
    NateB11posted 4 months ago

    I think the article is really good and the topic is a very good one for many reasons. One thing you might want to consider is changing the title. If it were me I might wait to see if significant traffic comes to the article and, if not, I'd change the title. It is best to use search friendly titles, meaning titles that use a keyphrase that people type into the search engine. In particular look into long tail keywords. They can be very valuable in terms of traffic.

  5. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I just changed the title, hubbers your advice would be appreciated

  6. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    It's a good thing Burhan that you are are focusing properly. All the best. 
    Hope my feedback didn't discourage you smile

  7. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I like challenges sir

  8. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Will article pass the quality test now ?

    1. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      The article disappeared, I guess because you made a change and it went back through to be reviewed; which makes me think it had already been featured because it was on your profile before; not sure. At any rate, I think it would pass as you had it. I think I did see a grammatical error in there which you might want to change, but I can't remember where it was and the article is inaccessible at the moment.

  9. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    @NateB11
    I have noticed before the article gets featured, it does appear on the slider. For sometime it remains there, then it disappears before finally getting featured or rejected.

    1. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Imran, that makes sense.

  10. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Can you guys detect the problem why my article got rejected

  11. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Did it get rejected now too?

  12. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I discarded my last snail video as I thought it was irrelevent

  13. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Yop

  14. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    You did right! Did the QAP give any reason in the latest email?
    What was the very first comment made (if any) by the moderator? Like please proofread the article or something something. It says 'a moderator commented' in the first few lines of the email.
    look at the first and the latest email.

  15. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13634798.png

  16. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Moderator never gave a review

  17. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    He once said to keep improving grammar

  18. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    I came across a similar kind of article by another Hubber.

    https://hubpages.com/education/parasiti … of-insects

    Maybe, you will get some pointers.

    I had read your article after you changed, I believe it's still because of minor grammar and punctuation issues. Some sentences are still vague.

  19. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Please tell

  20. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Twice you have incorrectly put a semicolon before the subordinating clause/phrase. One is right at the beginning before the word 'while'

    You have ended the wasp attack paragraph with a comma.

    Semicolon is used for complete sentences that are closely related. Not for dependent clauses.
    Why not check the punctuation rules online?

    Your article is good. You can see comments flowing too. Btw, I was shocked when you replied 'Have you been bitten by a wasp' to a Hubber.

    When you don't meet basic rules, why will it get featured? HP has high quality standards. Better you meet them. You will see (in the long run) how much that will benefit you.

  21. NateB11 profile image96
    NateB11posted 4 months ago

    Imran's right about those grammatical errors. I spotted one in which you write the plural possessive of "wasps'" with the apostrophe in the wrong place; when the word is plural and possessive, the apostrophe goes after the "s". The error occurs in the first paragraph about larvae. You also misuse a colon in that paragraph.

  22. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    Your sub-titles need fixing too. Put them all into title case like this: "Emerald Jewel Wasp", and lose the double exclamation points. after "The Wasp Attacks" One would be okay; none is better.

    You've mixed up the cases in "The Brutal fate of the cockroach begins". That doesn't make sense either - you can't have a 'brutal fate' - you can have a brutal attack though. "Cockroach Zombification Begins" would be better. Also go to the end of the last word in that text capsule, 'nest', and press Delete to get rid of the blank lines that are causing the big white space.

    Fix this bit: "... the larva is ready to pupate it begins by..." Should be, "...the larva is ready to pupate. It begins by..."

    You'll get this one through soon, I'm sure smile

  23. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I recognized I used commas too often, I will use full stop instead to separate sentences. What do you think

  24. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    You can't just use comma, period (full stop), or semicolon as you wish. They have their roles. Make your sentences that way. If your sentence hasn't made a complete sense and you have put full stop instead of comma, that's wrong again.

  25. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I know that but sometimes my sentences become run on sentence so just thinking of breaking them. A complex sentence with many clauses

  26. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Take this sentence for example "The first sting temporarily paralyses the forelimbs of the cockroach. This situation is beneficial, as the second sting must be very accurately injected into the roaches ganglia (bundles of nerves which act as the cockroach's brain)".

    The first sentence is simple one with a verb " paralyses" and an object with a subject, so I separated them.

  27. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Ha ha. I would rather classify whether the sentence stands on its own or not. If it does, the period is right. If it doesn't, it needs a comma and  a subordinate clause (relating to the sentence) to make complete sense.

    Your sentence, for example, 'Impairing the reflex will benefit the wasp, as the cockroach would be unable to escape: while she is away to search for a place to nest.'

    keep the verb form same. When you use will (or any verb tense), keep the same construction throughout unless there is a time change. Secondly, the comma is not essential before ' as'. Neither is the colon needed before while.

    The right form is:
    'Impairing the reflex will benefit the wasp as the cockroach will be unable to escape while she (wasp) is away to search for a place to nest.'

    I told you Burhan, we point out few errors, rest you must use your mind and pick. Mostly, the same kind of errors a writer makes throughout the article. That's why even the moderator will only give his comment once. "Improve your grammar" in your case.

    Correcting what is highlighted and not working-on what is still existing is not the right approach.  smile

  28. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I got just reviewing my grammer lessons

  29. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    But in your example aren't there two independent clauses. First is cockroach not able to escape while other is she goes out to look for nest

  30. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Because you use 'while' in your second sentence, it becomes  dependent on the main clause (cockroach escape).

    Read this:

    https://www.grammarly.com/blog/subordinate-clause/

    Ah, am I not constantly requesting you to look up the grammar and punctuation rules online?

  31. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I noticed

  32. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Have you subscribed for news letter

  33. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    'Impairing the reflex will benefit the wasp as the cockroach will be unable to escape while she (wasp) is away to search for a place to nest.'

    Even better:

    'Impairing the reflex benefits the wasp as the cockroach is unable to escape while she searches for a place to nest.'

    Fewer words = sharper sentence.

  34. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    " The emerald jewel wasp is one such example: a small bluish-green insect with a mixture of neurotoxins in her stinger which controls the brain activity of a cockroach."
    Is this sentence correct(grammatically)?

  35. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    "The cockroach often grooms itself which is important: grooming helps to keep its antenna in top shape."
    What about this one

  36. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    "The larva feeds on inside of the roach, as a starter, it will chew its way through the roach's abdomen to reach its internal organ; on its way the larva will slurp any hemolymph(a fluid equivalent to blood in most invertebrates) it encounters."

  37. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    You have to work all this out for yourself, Burhanuddin. We can give you general help and pointers, but ultimately you have to learn English well enough that you are confident in its use. Otherwise, we may as  well write your hub for you smile

  38. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Ok

  39. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Can not argue with that, but a little help would be appreciated

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      You've had a *lot* of help smile

  40. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    I know just last time, or can you read my article for last time?

  41. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Would any one mind reading my article?

  42. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    Which article?

  43. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Wasp one

  44. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Anyone?

  45. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 months ago

    If you want a specific hub looked at, post a link

  46. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago
    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      It's been approved, so why do you need more reviews? It's time to move on to the next one now.

  47. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    It is not

  48. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Still waiting to get featured

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      It's passed QAP, otherwise it wouldn't be visible on your profile. Featured is something else. Sometimes that takes a little longer.

  49. burhanuddin1999 profile image49
    burhanuddin1999posted 4 months ago

    Really? But it is showing the pending sign on my stats

  50. pen promulgates profile image42
    pen promulgatesposted 4 months ago

    @ theraggededge

    I have noticed, before an article could actually feature, it shows on the slider as soon as it has been submitted. It remains on the slider for a while, then disappears before it is actually passed or rejected by the QAP.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, but this one's been around a while so it should have gone through by now. It's definitely showing as one of his two published hubs. I could be wrong though - mine show the pending symbol for a couple of hours after publishing, yet I get comments appearing well before the pending symbol has gone away.

 
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