How well do Poetry pages do in the Hub?

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  1. SandyMcCollum profile image76
    SandyMcCollumposted 9 years ago

    I have a poetry bank (like most poets) and some of them have won awards and I'd like to publish them all. But, if they're a slower earner I'll do my articles first. Does anyone who publishes their work get page views? And, writing keywords for a poem is difficult, but I've learned to use the keyword tool. Any tips?

  2. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    From being here almost three years, and also what I've seen elsewhere, original poetry does not monetize well.

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image76
    SandyMcCollumposted 9 years ago

    I see. So maybe I'll just do it for fun between articles then. Thanks DS!

    *edited for spelling

    1. profile image57
      joannabananaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yeah i just got on and i just want to do hubs for fun but i personally love to read poetry

  4. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 9 years ago

    Poetry may not do well moneywise.  But a lot of people here like to read it.

  5. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Poetry gives insight to the viewer about you, your beliefs and how you think.

    In one swoop, a person can tell alot about a person from the poetry they write.

    Traffic isn't great, but if people are really interested in YOU as a person, then they will learn alot about you.

    I think it doesn't hurt to have poetry. It just another areas people can connect with one another.

    I say, do it. Your fans will increase, because those who do write poems, know the place the other has been.

  6. bearnmom profile image63
    bearnmomposted 9 years ago

    As a poet of sorts, I have published a lot of my poems in hubs.  I get page views from time to time, but they are not my main source of content. 

    I mostly do recipes and recently I started doing reviews of local restaurants and bake shops. 

    I posted my poems here as a means to claim my original content.  I have had one of my poems posted at another website without my permission and am not permitted to post that poem on here.  They did give me credit for writing the piece but I was disappointed that I couldn't use it again.

    My poetry has won merit awards and was posted at but I recently found that that site has either moved or no longer exists.

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image82
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 9 years agoin reply to this was bought out by Lulu, a self publishing site. I would assume that is a good thing, since used to be a scam and Lulu is a pretty legitimate business.

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    Pacal Votanposted 9 years ago

    We have absolutely awesome poets here. big_smile


  8. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    As in all things...the sky is the limit! Go for it! Maybe...someday Poems will become the top hub earners on here! (Maybe hmm ?) With your "Poem Bank" will be able to bring some of your best work to appear on the Hub World...and then to Cyber-space...while building up a fan base here of folks who will enjoy reading your stuff. Who knows what will happen after that...? Good fortune in all your writings, Sandy McCollum....Welcome to Hub Pages!

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    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    Here's my two cents:

    I have a decent amt of poetry up. Compared to other hubs, no they don't draw the views quite so well. Some, though, do better than others. In terms of making money--no, you probably won't see much, if anything, from poetry but the same often holds true for creative fiction as well. You're more less going to get most of your views from within HP, likely from your own fans.

    If you have poetry you want to post, I'd say post it! You might find a whole new audience here to appreciate your work. Just don't expect a big windfall! big_smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      good point girl big_smile


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