Is it just me or are the "Hubs of the Day" pretty basic?
Who picks the "Hub of the Day" because they are all so lacking in depth? THey are basic instruction manuals. Even the two hubs I've had featured on hubpages were basic. Why don't they ever pick philosophy, religion, politics, or psychology? It's always a How to guide. Boring!
I find the quality of writing to be lacking as well...a bit disappointing
It seems that HP attempts to avoid controversy at all costs. To pick a political hub as the "Hub of the Day" would indicate they are in total agreement with the author. There is no danger in choosing a hub on how to bake a cake. I rarely, if ever, read the how-to or recipe hubs.
I have noticed many of my favorite authors have either disappeared completely, or rarely contribute new hubs to the mix. Some who used to publish a new hub a minimum of once per week have moved on to greener pastures. Those who could be counted on for a different point of view in the comment section rarely comment anymore.
I guess life marches on and seldom stays the same for very long.
Snooze . . . yeah. When one is interesting I make sure to comment, hopefully to encourage whoever picks them. One of mine has never been picked so some might say it's sour grapes on my part. But I read so much great work here on HP, much better than my efforts, they certainly have lots of good stuff to choose from.
They are DEATHLY AFRAID of CONTROVERSY and any hub which expresses INTELLIGENT THOUGHT! It is if there is a pandering to the LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR so to speak.
The "How to" hubs are the only ones that "enjoy better traffic" and bring more money (pennies actually) to the author. Since HP is a business and only cares for the bottom line there is no surprise they will never touch poetry or any other creative writing.
glad you noticed that too, I think that the heads of hubages like keeping this short.
"How To Write The Next Hub Of The Day!"
1 Write an obvious how-to that any child can understand: "How to Change a Light Bulb without Getting Burned!"
2 Include lots of obvious steps and explanations: "Wait until the light bulb cools before removing it from the socket or you may get burned!"
3 Use neutral, PC, and arid language that can offend no one: "Light bulbs come in all sizes, shapes, colors, nationalities, creeds, and races! No one light bulb is any better than any other! In the world of light bulbs, all light bulbs are equal!"
4 Use frequent exclamation points for emphasis: "Voila! It's that easy! Don't you feel smarter after reading this obvious hub?!! I know I do! We're both smarter now, aren't we?!"
5 Include lots of fuzzy, I mean, HD quality pictures that you took yourself to document every step--no matter how excruciatingly dull that step is: "First, make sure your light bulb has burned out! This picture shows me pointing at a burned out light bulb! Notice how there is no light! We need to do something about this, don't we?!! Let's change a light bulb together!"
6 In general, assume your reader is brain dead, especially in your introductory paragraph: "You like light, don't you?! Of course you do! Everyone likes light. Otherwise, we'd all be in the dark! You'd like to be able to see what you're doing, right?! Well, light is the answer! But what if your light doesn't work?! What on earth will you do?!"
(Hmm, he thought. This does have the makings of a fine hub. I think I should copyright it now so no one steals it ... :~) )
Wow, multi, I can't stop LMAO (chuckling). Too funny.
But I'm serious about this. Really ... :~) I know we've all seen even simpler hubs making it to "the big time."
You should make this an actual 'how to hub'!!! LOL!!!! Excellent, you've really cheered me up tonight!
I agree with you izetti, and views of others who have answered here.....
HOTD is so predictable, for whatever reasons best known to HP.
I completely agree and this is why I completely bypass 99.5% of them. Old Poolman is right and Multiculturalsoul is hilariously right!
You are supposed to write on a 7th grade level, as that is the average reader's grade level of reading. I guess they are truly adhering to this rule. However, many HP readers are probably above that level, I am sure. If you write at the lower level, you are pretty safe. I usually end up on grade 8 or 9 in the Microsoft Word scale.
Were on the the same boat here.. i have once ask myself how this hub for the day is selected since for me its boring.
Honesly? Basic and boring and mostly how to's from what I can see.
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