What would you do if hubpages closed down tomorrow?
Just thought wow what if hubpages closed tomorrow and I lost all this work? What would I do?
I would be particularly disappointed! I'm new to Hubs and I am making a strong effort to become a better writing. I think it's a great place to build camaraderie and learn from others.
All of my work here is also saved on disk so no worries there. I do like Hubpages but it is not the center of my life. I would find something else and someplace else to post my work.
I'd definitely have a lot more time on my hands. I'm sure I'd come up with something. I never even thought about losing all my work, I believe even if they ban you, you can still access your hubs. It never occurred to me they would just disappear without warning. Now I'm scared.
anyone who publishes anywhere for any reason should always have copies of their work backed up on a disk. Failures can always happen so it's always wise to have multiple copies of your work.
I have copies (and more copies) of all my stuff on here and anywhere else. I'd prefer HubPages go on for a long time, but I'd be fine if it closed down. People who put writing on other people's sites (like writing sites) need to be aware that they don't know what could happen and need to take steps to protect themselves and their work.
I don't think so much in terms of the site's closing down, but with changes that are always going on; I think in terms of suddenly getting a zillion e.mails that say (essentially) "We unpublished your stuff because we don't want that kind of Hub on the site any longer." It could happen. So, again, writers need to keep in mind that sites change (and sometimes in a way the members don't like), get sold, and/or close down.
(Everyone ought to also keep in mind that computers die, flash-drives get lost, disks become obsolete or lost, online storage sites/features can change, etc. etc. It pays to be a little bit "paranoid" when it comes to having done a lot of writing and preferring not to have to write it all again.)
Also, reminder: When applicable, keep URLs for reference/research sites, videos you may want to use again, a copy of your profile(s) in MS Word (so the links remain intact), etc. etc. - not just the copy of the Hub, itself; or just the text boxes. (I also keep copies of any answers on here that take a little bit of time/thought, and any longer forum posts that take time/thought. There's always the chance I'll want to do something with them, even if it's not pasting them somewhere else.)
I would be disappointed but I have copies of all my work and have a PERL script that accesses them on HP and copies them including comments so I have a complete record. I might lose a few new comments since the last time I ran the PERL script but nothing else. If HP shut down, most of my stuff would go on my blog since it is poetry or poetry-related anyway.
I would take my essays and run! Then I would start posting answers on Ask Andy.com.
I will be very disappointed! It's not just about writing but the communication with other writers is very helpful. I will miss the community!
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