Been hubbing for a week, and have no idea what I'm doing

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  1. kowings profile image68
    kowingsposted 8 years ago

    It seems like you guys are willing to help, and I'm in desperate need of help. Seems like a marriage made in heaven. smile

    I could use some advice on improving the content. I also notice that I don't get many comments, and my overall hub rating is starting to go down.

    Any ideas to improve the writing, make it more interesting and of a higher quality would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You.

    1. frogdropping profile image81
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I will have a look and I'm sure others will be along and do the same smile

      First of all though - find a nice avatar picture. That's always a good way to start.

      But don't look to mine as a measurement. I'm stupid big_smile

      1. kowings profile image68
        kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the quick reply. I just took your advice, and I really appreciate it.

        1. frogdropping profile image81
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol now go back to your profile and tell us who you are - as in a little about you or something aong those lines. It's nicer when someone visits your profile page to actually see something there smile

          Again, don't look at mine, I'm an idiot and couldn't sell myself if I spat gold bars out every time I opened my mouth neutral

          1. kowings profile image68
            kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Now THAT'S something I'd pay to see. smile

            1. frogdropping profile image81
              frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ummmmmm lol! You'd get your money back. You could just take one of my nice gold bars ...

    2. Pearldiver profile image78
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome
      Isn't Madness Insane? lol

      1. kowings profile image68
        kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If it wasn't for the madness, life would be way too predictable smile

    3. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      First of all, get used to the fact that HubScores fluctuate.  That's just how things work here.  Second, you might like this Hub, http://hubpages.com/hub/Boosting-HubScores

      1. kowings profile image68
        kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's a great article. Thank you for sharing it, and for the advice. I'll try not to worry about the score so much.

  2. frogdropping profile image81
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Ok read one, scanned another.

    You could tighten up the content, so that it reads with a little more flow. That said, the content is there, just a little polish.

    Break up the capsules with pictures, use headers to separate different sections of the article. The link you inserted in the one I read? Put it into a seperate link capsule and insert it back into the hub, where it's in the most appropriate position.

    Read through the following, then read the other articles that are linked within -  How Hubpages Works

    Check out other hubbers work, so that you get an idea of presentation etc.

    I hope that helps - and welcome to hubpages smile

  3. jabyrd82 profile image62
    jabyrd82posted 8 years ago

    write what you are passionate about or have interest in check out my site !!!! www.hubpages.com/hub/colorado-camping

  4. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Frogdropping has already nicked everything I was going to say!  And I think ALL new Hubbers should study the Hubs in that link before writing a single Hub.

  5. kowings profile image68
    kowingsposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the wonderful tips, and that link. I've created a better (in my opinion) profile message, and am working on a new hub using the techniques suggested in the links I was referred to in this forum.

    Thanks for the help, and I'm sure I'll be coming back often!

  6. frogdropping profile image81
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Ah - good hubber - I shall go and read it now.

    Then return and tell you whether it stands up to frogspection smile

    Edit - that should do nicely. Very good student you are wink

    1. kowings profile image68
      kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't notice your edit until right now. Thank you for your help.

  7. RooBee profile image72
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Looks like you've got things all cinched up here! Just wanted to say welcome to HubPages, kowings!! big_smile

  8. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Frog, You are like a breath of fresh air you have covered everything just wanted to say terrific job!!! smile

    And to the newest hubber, welcome to Hubpages!! smile

    1. frogdropping profile image81
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      kowings is my young apprentice. He's my very own pet.

      Sorry. I mean my Frog Padawan ... neutral

      1. kowings profile image68
        kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If being a pet will lead me to a 99 rating and 328 fans, then you can get a leash and send me to obedience school. smile

        1. frogdropping profile image81
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Frogs don't do leashes. However, I can stretch my benevolence to letting you be known as a froglet.

          Ask away my young padawan. I will tell you all I know from those I learned from on HP. None of which is a secret and all of which involves hard work and effort on your part smile

  9. kowings profile image68
    kowingsposted 8 years ago

    Thank you guys so much for the warm welcome. I just edited one of my hubs based on some of the feedback I've gotten here. Would you mind taking a look and letting me know what you think?

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Suicide-aint-Painless

  10. RooBee profile image72
    RooBeeposted 8 years ago

    Nice! I checked it out, commented. Looks really nice, and you've improved so much so quickly. Keep up the good work!

    1. kowings profile image68
      kowingsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for checking it out. I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback, both here and in the comments.

 
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