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I just have to post today, to say how much I'm enjoying HubPages. I'm doing a bit of a "caretaking" job right now and have lots of time on my hands, so I've been spending time back on Helium to do a bit of promotion - I'm only a few cents short of my next $25, LOL.
It's made me realise just how much I appreciate HP!
Being able to see how many people have viewed my articles was a bit of a cold shower at first (when you have no idea, like on Helium, you fondly imagine your audience is much bigger) but now, I enjoy watching the total grow.
It's also great to receive comments and feedback on my Hubs, instead of impersonal rating figures. And finally, I like being able to go back and tweak my Hubs as my skills improve, instead of having to jump through the Leapfrog hoop.
It's interesting how people's attitudes vary - I've invited some Helium writers to come and join us, and their reaction is that it's too distracting to have to find photos, videos etc - all they want to do is write. For me, that's half the fun of it! Each to their own, and quite right too, I say!
Thanks to the HP team for a great site! Love it!
Yes I was a little disturbed by the photos / videos before. I had never been on youtube before a flagship hub forced me to go and look! Thats not because I am a total luddite though - I had dialup until recently and videos just don't work on dial up. If you are writing for a worldwide audience you will be well advised to remember not everyone has a fast / cheap connection which seems common in the US and UK.
Thanks for the compliments Marisa.
Lissie -- We've done a fair amount of work keeping our base page load times as low as possible. It helps the most for people on slow connections, but having pages load quickly makes for a better experience even on a fast connection. Of course, there isn't much we can do to speed up hubs with a lot of videos or images, but sometimes they are worth waiting for.
Yes Paul I think the pages are well optimised and load in a good order - particularly on firefox - which is the best thing someone on a slow connection can btw. The thing is you just cannot run video on a dial up - doesnt matter how you optimize it!
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