Is Hubpages primarily for how-to, and educational hubs?

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  1. Mikeg422 profile image68
    Mikeg422posted 5 years ago

    Is Hubpages primarily for how-to, and educational hubs?

    Out of hundreds of Hubs I've read since joining, I don't find many fictional or creative writing pieces. Is it because how-to's, and educational works get more traffic?

  2. Sunny River profile image60
    Sunny Riverposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't say it's primarily for how-to's and educational hubs. I would say that those are a lot easier for people to write sometimes, which is why you see so many of them. Plus, many people who come to hubpages want to make money by writing and a how-to hub is more likely to do that than a poem. It's quite possible they do get more traffic, but I personally have never written one. I write poetry and fiction on here and all the people I'm following do the same, so they are out there. Are you actually looking under the books and literature category? That's where I find new people to follow. smile

    1. Mikeg422 profile image68
      Mikeg422posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sunny thanks, for some strange reason I had it in my head that books and literature would be more like a review of books and such. I'll make sure to check it out.

    2. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You can actually follow categories and see everything new that is published. Go to upper left menu: explore - Hubs - then select Books, Literature, and writing, and any sub-categories you like, and click the follow button (upper right) to follow.

  3. JimTxMiller profile image75
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Hi, Mike! I'm a newbie here, too, and at first glance it certainly can appear that HubPages is ALL about practical writing and making money with it. Granted, I came here to peddle my papers, too, so to speak; but I do not see writing how-tos as being non-creative, nor do I agree that writing how-tos is easy particularly. If you truly want to write, you can find a niche (probably more than one) in HubPages where you feel comfortable. You may have to hunt for it (them), however! HP is a great "learn by doing" academy for writers of all inclinations.

    1. Mikeg422 profile image68
      Mikeg422posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think they are uncreative Jim I just meant creative writing as a genre like poetry, fiction etc. I've been spending more time on HP reading others work than writing my own, and I completely agree this is a great place to sharpen skills.Thanks

  4. Highvoltagewriter profile image81
    Highvoltagewriterposted 5 years ago

    People write on HP for different reasons, and there are more and more "creative writers" all the time. In my opinion, this is not the best format for poets and such. This is because the way HP uses SEO (Search Engine Optimizing). I have written very few "how to" articles for it really is not my thing...

    1. Mikeg422 profile image68
      Mikeg422posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Highvoltage I guess I really have to broaden the way I look at things. I would write just for the pleasure of writing even though I'm not great at it, where others are in it for strictly monetary reasons, others are in the gray between. Thanks

  5. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    HubPages is a place for any writer of article-length pieces, including fiction and poetry, to write and publish. As long as it is not a blog or offensive, write whatever you want to write.

    Realize, though, that, if you want to make money on HubPages, that is a different story. Practical inspiration, how-to, and education succeed there, and it is good to be expert in a few things are write excellent articles on them. but that's only if you want to make money.

    It is harder to find fiction and poetry, because they don't have keywords that put them in effective categories. You have to browse a bit. But fiction, poetry, spirituality, politics, personal essays - it's all here and it's all welcome.

    1. Mikeg422 profile image68
      Mikeg422posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sid good point.

    2. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. I write mostly how-to now, and plan to do fiction later. My wife writes about poetry - check out KrisL.

  6. Missy Mac profile image81
    Missy Macposted 5 years ago

    I have been with Hubpages for a couple of months and have read articles on a variety of genres.  Some Hubbers write poetry, recipes, and short stories.

 
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