Would you all be insterested?

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  1. cmlindblom profile image73
    cmlindblomposted 13 years ago

    I just started hubpages to start writing about the day to day life of an infantry marine as it happens when they are not at war. As I browse through hubpages ive notice its a very informational and less storey telling. Do you think people at hubpages would be interested in reading these stories or am I in the wrong place?

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      dont worry about others, if your interested in writing it, others WILL read.  smile

    2. Flightkeeper profile image67
      Flightkeeperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There are many hubbers who write stories at hubpages. Crazdwriter writes stories about pursemonsters and shoemonsters.

      I think your stories would be welcomed.

    3. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Like everyone's sayin':

      Bring it on "grunt!" smile  "If you write it...they will come!"
      I for one would be very interested...but did not know that Popeye
      had become a Marine (thought he might be more Navy? Maybe...he just decided to go on over to the Men's Dept...?) lol

      "If you write it...they will come!"

    4. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You may see some interest there. You can also post at writing.com but free accounts are limited to 10 works. Another alternative is to blog. There's probably plenty of them out there geared towards the military which will get more views.

    5. Stimp profile image60
      Stimpposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      all of my stories are life experiences i've had with a comedic twist.  i've gotten some great feedback.  i think u r hubs ... sorry i'm typing on my phone this message... would be very well received.  meanwhile check out my hubs and u'll see what i mean.

  2. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    Providing your hubs are well written, write on a topic of your choice, in keeping with the TOS.

    Welcome to HubPages smile

  3. Daniel Carter profile image64
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    I agree with Justine and Frogdropping.

    Write well thought out stories using good writing skills, and you'll definitely gather fans.


  4. Morgue profile image78
    Morgueposted 13 years ago

    As the others said, Write about what you want to write about. With a bit passion in your writing, it will hold our interest. Either way, it sounds like it will be informational anyways. As not all of us know what the daily life of a marine entails.

  5. cmlindblom profile image73
    cmlindblomposted 13 years ago

    Some of you said as long as they are well writen... im not really a writer and my education goes no further then high school for now but I do want to get into writing a little bit because being in the marines kind of dulls your brain and im trying to keep it as sharp as I can.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image67
      Flightkeeperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Educashun ain't all it's krak'd up to be.

      Don't worry about grammar and syntax and stuff. You'll have your own style.  People will read what's interesting and you'll get better with the technical stuff as you go along.

    2. Daniel Carter profile image64
      Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      People here are pretty encouraging and supportive. Not everyone who writes is a professional, but it does truly help for you to take an active interest in increasing and refining your writing skills. It sounds to me like you could be a very active and powerful voice in this community, so I personally would encourage you to write and keep getting better at it.

      You can make money on hubpages. You have to develop it like any money-making opportunity. There's lots of info about the money side and lots of hubs about how to do it.

  6. Blogging Erika profile image68
    Blogging Erikaposted 13 years ago

    I love the idea! 

    How about splitting the difference between informative and storytelling, and breaking your hubs down by topic?  "What meals are like when you're a Marine in peacetime," "What driving the truck is like," "What it's like to work with a drill sergeant," that kind of thing.

    You might also look into NaNoWriMo, which starts on November 1st.  It's a challenge to write a 50,000 book (non-fiction counts) in the month of November.  That could really get your brain firing on all cylinders!  http://nanowrimo.org

  7. profile image0
    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    you'd be surprised how much 'storytelling' you'll find on hP wink
    many of us specialize in fiction and poetry. Sometimes, though views arent as high with those kinds of things, but as you build a fan base, you'll find your views even out just fine smile

    do keep in mind though, HP is not like a blog. Writing seperate stories or different parts of a longer story in a hub is good but it isn't something you'll be updating day to day like a blog. Each hub is its own stand alone article, poem, or story.

    By the way...welcome to HubPages!!! big_smile

  8. cmlindblom profile image73
    cmlindblomposted 13 years ago

    ok im starting to understand how hubs work vs blogs. but yea i guess i want people to be enlightened to what the marine corps is really about when we arent fighting wars. oh and we dont work with drill instructors haha its just a 3 year billot that you apply for. its not a real job in the marine corps

  9. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    Good Writing always finds readers

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      Janettaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      THAT is so true

  10. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    Hell I wrote about my Redneck birthday and fishing with girls in bikinis. Those two stories are getting a ton of hits.

    Ive written about all kinds of things, whatever happens to spark my fingers into slamming the keys.

  11. cmlindblom profile image73
    cmlindblomposted 13 years ago

    ok good well i was just wondering about what thats all about. why do people keep talking about making money on hubpages is this a job or something.

  12. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    Some people do use Hub pages as an income source, thats up to you, but thats not what is all about

  13. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 13 years ago

    At hubpages its up to you, monitize, popularize, aggrandize it doesn’t matter!

  14. Janet Meyer profile image60
    Janet Meyerposted 13 years ago

    I have tried a few times to submit a 'hub' on HubPages.  I seem to get almost to the end, and I am lost.  Do I have to have a picture to go with my article?  And about the links to a website, what If I don't have a website? 

    I checked the FAQ pages, but could not find anything about my problem.  Please help,
    Janet Meyer

    1. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      we all feel lost at times, especially at first. today I stumbled around for a while then figured out my problem.

      before you begin a hub, it's very helpful to read a lot of good hubs first. also I think many bypass this because they're excited to get started, but it's very helpful to read the Getting Started section completely.


      to answer your questions, no, you don't have to post a pic, but at least one may be nice.
      not sure what you're referring to in regard to websites.
      don't worry about that. just read through the getting started guide and that should help. smile

    2. Carmen Borthwick profile image61
      Carmen Borthwickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You might also want to check out this hub by relache, it helped me a lot, I've passed it along to a few folks

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    poetlorraineposted 13 years ago

    you are in the right place for writing, whatever the subject


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