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Hubbers Roast: Whats your own fav hub?

  1. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Heres the thought:

    If you have been writing on HubPages for a while Im sure you have a few favorite hubs of your own that just havent got the traffic you wanted, the score is never high enough, the comments poor or lacking.

    You think why isnt this hub more popular, its great!

    Well, put a link up here and let us read it

    Cool a thread where a hub promotion is encouraged!

    But, heres the rub, Everyone else is encouraged to roast, trample, edit,nitpick and disparage your favorite little guy.

    Is it an SEO hub about backlinks that has no backlinks? Is every 3rd word a typo? Is it very obvious that english is not your first language? Is it downright boring?

    Well, let us tell you about it.

    perhaps you will get some perspective, some free editing or keyword suggestions, it might work out positively for you.

    But lets not do it to nicely.

    Anyone in?

  2. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    Is that allowed? I dont wanna spam!!! lol

    1. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      SPAM= CAN-SPAM- Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Post-Hub-Pages- … ng-Lexicon

      I am soliciting that you post a link !

      I purposefully withheld posting my own submissions from the initial post in order to not be perceived as being promotional

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I can't critique this...other than to suggest some pics (to break it down a bit) I think this is excellent Sunforged cheers. smile

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lol, I wouldnt submit that article, its cruel and unusual punishment to expect somebody to read all the way through that...I was just responding to the misuse of the word SPAM w/a link to the definition and history of such a term.

          But Ill certainly work in some pics, I really just expect to let that one languish and die - eventually break it into 5 more manageable reads with better optimized titles - i was thinking I could show hubbers who were at the stage of wanting to    create their own sites the basics, but it didnt go over well -lol, hell i even spent 5 hours making a custom video for one of the articles... i think it got like 40 views ever..bad idea

          Thanks for reading it though!

  3. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    OK I'm game! This was my first try at a poem smile  Go for it!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-ryme-for-the-times

    1. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ah..no fair!

      this was rather delightful

      I thought i could insult the misspelled url "ryme" but w/ a little research i see that the word is highly searched for and has a relative cpc as rhyme! SO was probably a wise choice. there might even be a ryme niche to be exploited!

      Im not one to rip apart poetry, I cant judge your meter or point out change of voice, perhaps another poet will be fair game on this one.

      So just to stay within the roast theme, the hub is visually kind of ugly - the mass italics are painful, some bolded quoted text would be preferable

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! That is pretty useful info, thanks! smile

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If you are roasted..you should roast back, there are two candidates on the floor!

  4. HubChief profile image70
    HubChiefposted 8 years ago

    I am in...
    A recent one that didnot get much views

    A technique to make money online using stock options (U.S. markets only)

    you can follow this one on my profile. avoiding self-promotion

    1. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your being encouraged to self promote, not including a link just makes it harder for the rest of us to get to the hub

      heres his link

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Stock-Option-Ma … ney-Online

  5. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    ok it must be ok if you say so, here is mine.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Buy-the-Iphone

    I just wrote it today.

  6. wesleycox profile image83
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    I wrote a hub on etiquette to get through life.

    It is http://hubpages.com/hub/etiquette-to-get-through-life

    Let me know what you think.

    1. jiberish profile image76
      jiberishposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like to laugh, that one was funny!

      Here's one for you.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/What-are-you-Really-saying

    2. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i think some visitors are gonna be very angry, there going to arrive wondering where the salad fork goes and where to put their dinner napkin and your  hitting them with gas clouds and stink trails instead.

      I wish I could see there faces

      well done, i laughed...

      another poor submission to the roast..as it is just all round well done

  7. Eric Graudins profile image62
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    I like this one, which is a humorous look at what happened to me when I bought something from one of the world's most prominent internet marketers.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Internet-Market … Doctor-Joe

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please... Step up to the fire Eric & Eric smile

      You need to spellcheck your work.
      (eg: Industries S/B Industry's.... etc)
      May I suggest that you add an Update on what happened next.

      I found it a 'Frustrating Hub' because I was expected to caught up with side issues (special offers) And I was!!! lol
      Luckily you had placed an appropriate hypnotic device on your page and this helped me get back on track again!

      I'm Biased of course... because I like your humo(u)r.

  8. Lady_E profile image83
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago
  9. emievil profile image80
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Okay, bring it on - this is my hub with the lowest number of views. Anybody can give me constructive feedback on this is highly appreciated smile.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Simple-Ways-to- … n-Business

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    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    My fav hub was my Google Adsense one as it hit the 100 score, stayed at number 1 for three weeks and earned me well over 60 dollars as well as getting 11,000 views.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-Can-I-Make- … le-Adwords

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea that was a fantastic effort there!

      My best hub has reached 95 then fell...it bounces up then always down, lol, almost like the ceiling only goes that high ,its funny.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It spoils you though because as soon as it dropped off the top my earnings just nosedived back to a few cents just as I was planning on retiring, was gutted !

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
          Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yea its where Im at now really ,not that I peaked as high as that...but disheartened all the same.

          ( feels like a lil fish in goggles big ocean)

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    hi don't know how to do links but all of mine are awesome just read them all....... only joking of course, now Fiery i don't want a row today thanks...... Aspects of love a poem i just wrote probably about inspiration on hub pages may be worth a look at......

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image76
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    This is one of my fav's, because it reminds me of my dad

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Teenage-Pregnancyhelp

    and how to forgive ,an love and the blankets of wisdom to make sure you survive the harsh realities of life..

    Guess I want to help that young mother who needs encouragement.

  13. profile image50
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Thats why I was off the site a while but I miss the place as there are people on here I like and enjoy both reading and having banter with. I intend in future to drop the keywords and go back to my old style humor hubs !

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image76
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yea funny you should say that ,cuz honestly Ive tweeked an changed so much ,that Ive forgotten what some of the original titles were anymore!...not to say Im not grateful for the bits n pieces Ive learned....but to be honest , I would rather be earning a more reliable buck somewhere else and HP for a light relax ..smile an laugh.

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        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I totally agree, I have found lately that my writing humor wise has suffered and is not a true reflection of my true writing style. The old BadCo will return tomorrow night, the money just isnt worth the effort and writing about Mouth Cancer just isnt me !

  14. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago
  15. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Stock-Option-Ma … ney-Online

    Alright, the whole thing is in poor and broken english, its not conversational and doesnt flow well

    The entire first section is pointless...why explain what your going to say, instead of just saying it?

    Your introduction is half as long as your entire hub

    In your comment you point out that you just learned all of this from wiki and similar sites, which makes one feel like they never should have read it, also you didnt cite or reference or link out to any of these authority sources you gleaned


    I would cut that comment, clean up grammar throughout and edit the intro to half its size.

    Will that get more readers, no, but it will make it readable

    just trying to get the ball rolling

    some positive suggestions, lol

    "I am sure if you follow step by step and tryst(trust) your instincts, you would(will) end up with profits."

    e-trade has a profitable referral program, Join it!

    If english is indeed a second language, than you have much greater mastery o fit than many native speakers! and far better than my second language skills

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I loved finding out about James Forrestal and the controversy surrounding his death and wrote a hub about it and a new book that made it part of the plot. It was exciting when the author contacted me and thanked me for my review.

    James Forrestal and his mysterious death

  17. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I have tried to offer helful tips to those who are struggling financially right now.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Petty-Theft--5- … nal-budget

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    Sidney Rayneposted 8 years ago

    Mine would be my most recent...Top 10 technology scares...essentially the intention is somewhat comedic...but I applied some time and patience to properly mesh my madness of odd knowledge with researched facts.

    I guess I call it my favorite because I put the most time into the writing...not just an over-caffeinated rant as some of my work tends to be.

    Top 10 Technology Scares

  19. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago
  20. HubChief profile image70
    HubChiefposted 8 years ago

    I added a hub for our kids and first feedbak is very encouraging. hopefully your kids will like the story.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/HCsFreshStoriesChOne/

  21. yoshi97 profile image81
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    As you're asking for it, I'll give in and drop a hub link

    I wrote this hub a few days ago with the intent of writing a serious hub with useful information and it ... well ... it just got so boring I had to spice it up a bit.

    You can be the judge and decide if I went to far ... smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Change-Your-Name-Legally

  22. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    hmmm, tons of people want to drop their own links, but nobody has been up to roast/critique another persons hubs

    If anybody is actually participating, they should insert their roast and follow up with their own link afterwards

    1. yoshi97 profile image81
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      um ... I'm not good at being mean ... but I'll try ... Kiwi has stinky toes ... no, no ... it just doesn't feel right

      can't we just read someone's hub and say we thought it was corny, but in a good way? smile

    2. White Teeth profile image59
      White Teethposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...man..they freakin' suck?....




      ...man..they freakin' suck?....



      ...www.xnxx.com....(psst...it is hardcore porn...don't really go there...unless you want to...)

  23. mommyfreelancer profile image86
    mommyfreelancerposted 8 years ago

    Here's my personal favorite (for now), mainly because it's centered on the photographs :)Though the hub is about photos, it is nonetheless made of more than 800 words (1131 in fact!). But it doesn't get the same views and scores as my other hubs.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/10-Fabulous-Pho … hilippines

    Will appreciate feedback, and I'll be back to give feedbacks to the others smile Thank you!

    1. dohn121 profile image88
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful, picturesque hub...Do you write for a travel agency too.lol

    2. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a nice hub and really acts like a teaser for anyone who hasn't been there.
      The only suggestion tha I can make is that you embed a map reference to your venues. In this way it will work in with the fact that you have jumped all over the place. (N - E - N - S if you know what I mean)

  24. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    This hub did get a bit of love, just not a lot:


    http://hubpages.com/hub/With-You-Always … n-Progress

    I'm actually thinking about giving up on it...

  25. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    This is a new one..

    http://hubpages.com/t/b7bb9

    I know that I haven't put my links in place yet.. but kick my butt on this... it is part of a series that I'm writing.

    1. White Teeth profile image59
      White Teethposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OMFG! You expect dumb Americans to just to WTF know what "ANZAC" means...you bastard...and WTF!... there is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu advertisement in the middle of the WWI pictures...that must be your fault too...you suck...

      1. Pearldiver profile image87
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        O O O O - Glad you liked the advert. & if yanks don't know the anzacs are ..... this hub should help them?
        Surely you can kick harder than that?
        Do you only have one leg? lol

      2. sunforged profile image65
        sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Its true! You never once tell us what ANZAC is i assure you neither Australia or New Zealand gets even one page in our (american)history books! Have your countries done anything else the rest of the world should know about?

        Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

        otherwise, its a piss poor example of a roastable hub, its well written, has great photos and it looks like you seized upon a great search terms.

        so, boo, no fun

        1. Pearldiver profile image87
          Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for that.... I actually left out Anzac definition by mistake when I transferred it across. I will roast these ones today (soon) Cheers Sunforged.

  26. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    The idea was:

    new Hubbers can drop their link in the hub makeover threads. and we all nicely say

    "ok, honey, you should write more than 300 words and maybe add an amazon capsule and a picture, oh and by the way what does the word "bestiest" mean ? Perhaps , you should run a spellcheck?"

    Here, more experienced hubbers (with thicker skin!) could really dissect each others work with no mercy

    Has anybody ever been part of a writers workshop, or written for a newspaper or taken art classes with peer reviews!

    The word "roast" ..adds a little qualifier so we all know its in good fun

    Seeing what the other writers think can help us all to think and up our game and grow in our respective arts

    We all volunteered, why the fear to actually review?

    1. yoshi97 profile image81
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I chose to roast one in comedic manner and then give a true review, as I didn't have the heart to actually say something bad about someone's hard work. smile

  27. yoshi97 profile image81
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    Okay, I'll take a shot at roasting Mommyfreelancer ... and as this is a roast, it's all in fun ... but I will give me REAL opinion below

    Let the roasting begin:

    Pictures, eh? Let's take a look!

    Oh, imagine that. These are pictures of MY vacation. I knew you were stalking me the whole time. Allow me to explain what these picture REALLY are of ... wink


    Picture 1:  This is the volcano the natives tried to throw me in minus the water, of course. They filled up the hole when the authorities came to investigate my claim

    Picture 2:  Appears to be a near-sighted caterpillar mating with what it believes to be a leaf bug. Poor little guy. I tried to explain it all to the little bugger, but my breath smelled of tequila, and I found myself in self defense over drinking a past friend of his

    Picture 3: It's a picture of me ... losing my lunch as I got off the boat in the background ... seasickness is a beach

    Picture 4:  A picture of hope? Hope for water, maybe ... Look how dry that dirt is! I soiled myself on this dirty run while struggling on a binge to find my condo

    Picture 5:  I remember this guy ... We went out on the town to pick up chicks, and I woke up with a hangover ... lying there sans pants in a chicken coop ... oh, the shame!

    Picture 6: I was told this was the local bathing pool ... I was never told people went over the falls in barrels ... caught sixty stitches when someone at the top flew over to meet me at the bottom

    Picture 7:  This isn't really a tree ... it's a giant human fly trap ... Took me three hours and two fifths of scotch to escape!

    Picture 8:  I got pulled over here. When I explained to the cop I was only going one way I was cited for DUI, failure to obey street signs ... and for being an idiot!

    Picture 9:  Strawberries! Yummy! Delicious! And an excellent allergen ... received eleven shots in the gut after eating them and I'm still itchy!

    Picture 10:  This is a before picture ... after I entered the building, the roof fell in on me ...

    Next time you decide to follow an alcoholic on vacation, catch the REAL highlights, like when I was out with the Malaysian triplets! Well, I think they were triplets ... I know they were by the time the night was over ...



    My REAL critique:

    I think this hub is very well constructed and with some very fascinating pictures. If anything, I would like to see a video added, but we can only work with the material we have. Well done! smile


    My target for someone to shoot at:  http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Change-Your-Name-Legally

  28. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I just remembered one thing you said, so I went and fixed it on the hub, http://hubpages.com/hub/A-ryme-for-the-times I can't believe my brain did that! Some rotten part of me did not want to know! smile smile smile I promise to climb back up the thread and take a little peek! I cant believe my subconscious, gotta have a little chat to meself I think!

    1. sunforged profile image65
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm, but now its squished in one big block, was there line breaks before?

      I think this person formatted their text well (and they did use italics) ..PERSONALLY, i dont think italics should ever be used for large blocks of text, maybe others will have different opinions

      http://hubpages.com/hub/my-personal-poems

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I just went to read yours. Nice layout.Nice poetry. I will try the editing again smile

        1. sunforged profile image65
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          dont want to steal credit, that was just the first hub i found in the top of the poetry tags that had commendable formatting

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Well thank you very much for going to the effort for me! smile I will keep going back till I get mine to look better. smile

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Revised--Newest … or-Parents

    For the love of God, why hasn't this one earned me the big bucks?  Why such a poor score?  A very serious topic, indeed.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have read it before, it is a riot, but awfully honest! Maybe that's the problem? smile

  30. Dale Nelson profile image35
    Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

    I read a comical one about a double edged sword. A satrical comedy.by J.Arnold

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Additional-Rant … an-Sayings

    His others are just as hilarious

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    I'm all about honesty, earnest.  I cannot tell a lie.  smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      .. and about keeping your head up with the kids! You will discover they grow up then feed it all back to you! smile Tell a lie, go on trial in ten years! smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Toldengoad-and-Snithery-Slake
    Well here is one. Let's see what you can do? hehe

  33. mommyfreelancer profile image86
    mommyfreelancerposted 8 years ago

    Hey, I've been out for a short vacation and see Yoshi picking on my hub! big_smile
    Seriously, you made me laugh, Yoshi, while I was going through your comments a hub started to form in my head...will let you know when I have indeed finished it.
    Thanks you for your comments, Yoshi, Sunforged and Dohn. I will try to put a map somewhere. Pearldriver, are you serious about the ticket advertisements? I removed all Amazon capsules in my recent hubs, will probably insert some in the future.
    Dohn, don't give up on your novel. If nothing comes out of it, there is still nothing that will equal your self fulfillment in bringing a concept to life, to print.

 
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