Humor writing

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  1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    I write on a variety of subjects in a variety of topics.  Some of my articles are humor or satire.
    When it comes to submitting  hubs to niche sites I am conflicted.  Should I submit my totally silly article about getting better gas mileage to Axleaddict or Letterpile?
    Should I suggest my article about using  garden gnomes for self defese to Dengarden or elsewhere?
    In other words, if my humor article has a connect to another subject area will it fit in with the serious subject niche sites?

    1. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good question!

    2. kenneth avery profile image78
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've been confused about (this) for a long time. When I first came on HP, the Gender and Relationships category worked for a lot of my work, but until I asked the HP Team, did I start gearing up my work that I knew ahead of time would fit at the right place.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image94
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rochelle,

      First, don't stress too hard about where you submit your article. If we think a different site is a better fit, we will pass the piece along to the editor of that site.

      As a few have mentioned here, for humor writing, it's best to submit to LetterPile since it's considered creative writing. The reasoning here is that readers are coming to our other sites with serious requests for information because they need an answer to a question or are trying to solve a problem. Humor, therefore, will be unsatisfying and unhelpful to those readers. On the other hand, a reader browsing for creative works is likely to be both amused and satisfied by this kind of content. Hope that makes sense!

  2. Jodah profile image88
    Jodahposted 5 years ago

    Good question Rochelle. I'd submit them to Axeladdict and Dengarden and see what happens.

    1. Sustainable Sue profile image97
      Sustainable Sueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would too. And I'd like to know the results, since I've also got a totally silly hub I haven't submitted yet.

  3. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    I disagree with Jodah; I'd put them both in letterpile.  The other two are intended, seems to me, for people searching for help, and a comedic article, however funny or enjoyable, doesn't fit that definition.

    1. RGraf profile image91
      RGrafposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That makes sense

  4. profile image0
    pen promulgatesposted 5 years ago

    From what I have known is, even if you submit to a different vertical site, the editors put it where it should belong!

  5. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    As Pen says, don't worry about it too much.   The editors decide where the Hub will end up, not you!  I've twice submitted a Hub to one niche site, only to receive an email saying "thanks for your submission, your Hub is suitable to be transferred to a niche site but we think it's a better fit for ......"   So just submit and see what happens!

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    OK... Thanks, everyone.  I appreciate the input !
    I have also had submitted articles changed to another niche, so I guess it's nothing to  worry about, as long as they notice it.

  7. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 5 years ago

    Um, I just checked, and I published a humorous piece under Hub Pages 'entertainment and media' but that's not a niche site, so maybe does not apply to PO question. Anyway, humor is entertainment right? So is there a niche site for that?

    1. kenneth avery profile image78
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      snakeslane, I wish that I knew. I have always been a nervous wreck when It is time to put a hub into the right category.
      Would HP catch it if WE DID put a hub in the wrong place?

  8. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    On the main site, all humor Hubs belong here:

    HubPages»   Books, Literature, and Writing»  Commercial & Creative Writing»   Creative Writing»  Humor Writing

    ...therefore they should be submitted to LetterPile if you are submitting to a niche site.

    All of the other subject areas on HubPages are designed for Hubs that offer practical advice or information about a subject.

    it's not a disaster if you put them in the wrong category, but it does mean your Hub is not likely to come up in the "Related Hubs" section, and it also means it's less likely to be noticed and moved to a niche site without you submitting it.

    1. Venkatachari M profile image78
      Venkatachari Mposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is a good advice for an all-time application by any hubber.
      Thanks, Marisa, for it.

    2. snakeslane profile image82
      snakeslaneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marisa, looks like my humor Hub is not where it belongs lol.

  9. helenstuart profile image59
    helenstuartposted 5 years ago

    If I had valuable, little-known knowledge of a subject, such as water hoses, I would definitely put it in the water hose category, hoping those that are rabidly serious about their hoses could survive some tongue-in-cheek comments about the subject. (I for one would appreciate them, even down-right hilarity). It is always hard to categorize  one's work as "funny", even if you know it is. And I don't see why a bit of amusement should make valuable water hose information go into a "pile" with a lot of potentially unfunny Hubs.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Helen, but the original question was where to put humor articles, i.e. articles that are written mainly to entertain.   If you're writing an article that's basically informative, then the article belongs in the subject category, even if you've added a humorous twist to it. It comes down to the main purpose of the article, I think.

  10. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Thank you Cristy.


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