When people call their Hub a "blog" do you comment on it?
I see people writing about how they are starting a blog here on Hub Pages, and I am tempted to leave a comment that Hub Pages is not a place for blogs, or to send them an email that this is not for blogs, but Haven't. It drives me crazy when I read that though. Do any of you leave comments like that or send them an email message?
If I see it's a new hubber I will comment about it. First I always try to say something nice about what they've written. Then I go on to explain that hubpages isn't a blogging platform because hubs are not seen in chronological order so nobody is going to know that this one is first, and the next one is second. I tell them hubs work best if they are stand alone articles. Then I welcome them to hubpages and I follow them if I think their stuff is interesting. I feel like that gives them a push to actually write an article.
Unfortunately I often find that these "bloggers" don't stick around past 5 hubs.
You can just flag it and let the admin. "talk" to them. No, I don't usually make comments of that nature.
No, I would not call them on that. Because I have no problems that they call Hubpages a blog. Blog in the looser definition means that you are publishing some originally text on a regular or not so regular basis. So they are no totally wrong in saying that Hubpages is a blog. Blog does not need to mean talking about what one had for lunch. A blog can be a scientific article as well, or anything that anyone wants to write about.
With you there. While I see a distinction I am fairly new to the format and I find that it is far more appealing to my sensabilities than blogging is-it is more self contained, more disciplined and more focused to me than what blogging is.
It's true most professional blogs are informative, like HP. However, most people who join HP saying "I'm starting a blog" are internet newbies who still think a blog is a personal diary. And blog posts are very short compared to Hubs
While I see a distinction I find it an intreguing concept. I have three close friends that are bloggers and for one of them it has been one of the most liberating things in the world in terms of her finding her happy place as a writer while others are struggling to find their 'voice' in blogging.
I like the sense of community and the function and structure of hubbing and find it more user friendly but am STILL trying to work the hell out how to get signed up for adsenses. Everytime I give them a hub email address they keep telling me that they cannot find the link. Kind of confused!
Hubs don't have email addresses so I wonder if you're misunderstanding something! Make sure you're following the instructions ON HUBPAGES on how to sign up - instructions anywhere else are for people with their own blogs, and don't apply.
When I go to do it they ask for a url address. I am very confused which is nothing new.
When referring friends/relatives to my Hubs I usually refer to it as "my blog," even though that term isn't exactly accurate, simply because they understand what a "blog" is and that way I don't have to explain the difference between blogging and Hubbing.
My concern with that is your friends will join HP and start to blog about their personal life or opinions - which will result in them having a bad experience, because they'll have their Hubs unpublished. I usually say I write for an online magazine.
None of my family members are likely to join HubPages any time soon so that's not a concern. I have enough trouble getting them to bother reading my Hubs when I send them the links. Haha.
I always comment, along the same lines as Nochance. Far better for them to get an explanation up front, than to write overly personal or too-short Hubs and find they get unpublished.
It bugs me too when they use the term blog. But they are probably just newbies that aren't really familiar with what HubPages is all about. I don't comment but I do flag the article and let the HubPages folks do their thing.
Agree with BlissfulWriter, no problem with commenting on such a kind of Hub
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