For those who have hung around here for a while- has hubpages helped you polish your writing...
and presentation skills?
I think the people who are able to learn by analyzing their own stats and audience reactions to Hubs probably have learned to improve, but honestly, you can find many people cranking out tons of Hubs over months or years who clearly haven't gotten any better at the content crafting part of Hub-making.
Some time ago I wrote a Hub on that very subject: Craftsmanship as distinct from Creatvity. Both are needed in the writer, and they are of equal importance; two sides of the one coin, so to speak. In my Hub I mentioned that a famous writer had once said that it takes the writing of around half a million words to develop a 'style.' I believe that to be true.
With the advent of the word-processor, where corrections and alterations can be made with ease, it is easy to alter a thing around so much that it looses its fluidity. When I began writing many years ago, it was double-space on a manual type writer with carbon paper copies. A long, laborious first draft had to then be corrrected with pen and ink, and then the whole manuscript typed again until one was satisfied with it. It was an arduous way to gain a skill but, in retrospect, well worth the effort.
One wonders what some of the newcomers are doing by way of developing their 'writing craft.'
by Carolee Samuda 4 years ago
I have been thinking about leaving for a while, but I know that in those times I have had something else going on that depresses me a bit. It started when I lost my brother and I began to, somewhat, lose that oomph I had for writing and publishing here.What about you?
by Jay M. Juster 4 years ago
Why did you decide to start writing articles on HubPages?What motivated you to write on this site? Are you just starting and needed an outlet? Did you want a place to earn money/publicity? Tell me!
by Emma Kisby 5 years ago
Has Hubpages helped anyone with their writing career?I find that my HP profile is an excellent CV when it comes to applying for jobs. Because of this I may have an opportunity to work for a company and have a permanent position with them. Has Hubpages helped anyone else?
by Aman Ullah Ghazi 5 months ago
Need detailed and honest explaination.
by Eiddwen 7 years ago
HubPages has made a great difference in my life and I would to know whether this community has made a great difference to anyone else's life as well.
by sunforged 6 years ago
There are tons of hubs on keyword selection and the various tools one could use to make the process easier.But, like most things 'net - they are mostly copies of copies of copies or poorly strewn together theories by intermediate writer-marketers ..So I ask... what was truly masterful, what made...
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