Facebook vs Hubpages vs Blogspot
Whenever I end up telling someone about hubpages, I try and explain it to them as a combination of facebook and a blog. I often think I leave the person more confused then when I told them, "I write on hubpages". What do you compare hubpages too? What do tell people hubpages is similar too?
I tell them it is an online writing site. I write articles and HubPages attaches ads to them. I earn when people read my hubs and view my ads. Most people have no trouble understanding that.
I consider the HubPages community a bonus and don't usually mention it unless I am trying to convince someone to join. And then I mention that HubPages automatically brings some readers to what you write, unlike a blog.
If you've ever done article writing and has been paid for it, then it would be easy to grasp the concept of HubPages. Otherwise, it would be slightly difficult to understand. Well, HubPages is only one of the many user-generated content sites for article writing. Well, just tell people that you share your interests and knowledge by writing articles and that you get compensated for it. That's pretty generic I think. ^_^
Hubpages are the platform to share knowledge. It is not social media. it is closer to blog-spot but more than that but definitely not like Facebook or g+ as social media. Here you ake money, there you can not.
I just tell people that I write on HubPages, the most popular writing site on the Internet. Don't sell it, just tell it.
I think HubPages can be a little like Corporate America because it is suggested that you embrace the hubbers who have seniority, popularity and accolades. Some hubbers actually believe their hubscore will diminish if they follow or socialize with other hubbers who don't write as much or don't have a high enough hubscore. Oftentimes, hubbers who don't participate in every aspect of the HubPages experience are isolated.
Thankfully, Hubpages puts more emphasis on quality content, which I believe is excellent for hubbers who live busy lifestyles and cannot participate in everything. Some hubbers wouldn't have a chance if the whole experience was based on socializing and following senior hubbers because everyone isn't into that sort of thing. I am not saying there is anything wrong with following someone that has content you thoroughly enjoy reading. However, just following someone because you believe it will be beneficial to you is ridiculous.
Hubpages do suggest that you answer a couple of questions or post a comment or two. I can live with that, just as long as the experience is not solely based on stroking the ego of a senior hubber. If it changed to that, I would definitely delete my account.
When I describe HubPages to someone, I am proud to tell them about the stress on quality content, the writing program and the staff who actually reads the hubs.
I mostly compare Hubpages to a blog or simply say that it is a site for posting/reading articles. I suppose there are people who only participate in the community aspects but, first and foremost, I think that Hubpages is about the writing and the Hubs. The community is a nice supplement but, there is no need to get into that unless someone asks for specifics or wants to join themselves. And of course, anyone can look around the Hubs on Hubpages without joining (so, you can always send them a link to check it out, if need be).
I, certainly, would never compare Hubpages to Facebook! That would confuse people horribly! Comparing Hubpages to a social networking site misrepresents the emphasis on quality and professional nature of the Hubs here. Just stick to the main features and if someone wants to know more, they'll ask. Comparing it to a blog or an article-writing site, I've found is usually enough in most social situations for people to get a ballpark idea of what you're doing (and that's usually, all most people really want to know).
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