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Is HubPages really a blog or perhaps it is better described as an online magazin

  1. 4FoodSafety profile image67
    4FoodSafetyposted 5 years ago

    Is HubPages really a blog or perhaps it is better described as an online magazine?

    I have been struggling with the term "blog". I hate to say it but I am insulted to say that I "blog". When I compare the body of work here on HP with "blogs", I see a different quality standard.

    There has been allot of talk (to ad nauseam in my humble opinion) about the Google Panda in the search engines quest to deliver better content.

    Are we selling ourselves short? Shouldn't we be promoting HubPages as your source for a digital magazine?

    And shouldn't we offer the reader the option of turning pages like a magazine/book rather than the scrolling like a blog?

    Your thoughts? Suggestions?

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  2. Claudia Tello profile image77
    Claudia Telloposted 5 years ago

    I would never call Hubpages a blog and I have been calling it my online magazine since long ago. It is a digital publication with many articles to choose from and much easier to navigate than a blog. Besides, Hubpages has many more tools that can be included in the publications such as maps, polls, quizzes, amazon and e-bay products; it is so much more than a blog!!!!

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I know that technically HP isn't a "blog" site but sometimes I describe it as such to friends/family (usually when I'm asking them to read something I wrote), i.e. "Hey, I wrote a blog about this," etc... simply because they understand what the term 'blog" is. If I said "Hey, check out this Hub I wrote," they'd ask "what's a Hub?" and I'd get tired of explaining it after a while...haha.

    That said, I've encountered some Hubbers around here who actually get offended if you describe this site as a lowly "blog."

  4. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Probably an online magazine. Blogging is posting your thoughts and feelings about something. Here, we write hubs. Most of mine are informational. However, there are a few individuals who also post their stories.

  5. wqaindia profile image47
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    It takes time to change nomenclatures. New members joining HubPages may use the word blog more frequently than the seasoned hubbers who will prefer to refer their articles as Hubs or Articles. How blogs can be compared with Hubs. Bloggers have their own limitations. Crowd makes a noise and teamwork creates orchestra. HP is an organised collection of blogger's Ideas. All hubber at one point of time might have called themselves as Bloggers.

  6. ChitrangadaSharan profile image56
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    I think it is an Online magazine, with something of interest for everyone. Blogs are most of the times personal views. Here there is so much variety and quality content.
    I appreciate your suggestions of promoting HP as a source for a digital magazine.

  7. liesl5858 profile image86
    liesl5858posted 5 years ago

    I am new to this site but I do find it very interesting, informative and very useful.  The amount of useful and helpful hubs from different people all over the world makes it even more appealing to join Hubpages. I think it is like an online magazine but a better one. I'm glad I found it.

  8. jbshaban profile image61
    jbshabanposted 5 years ago

    Considering that when you create a new hub it asks if you are posting an article, video or recipe, I would say that it is an online magazine.

    You can confidently say that you are a writer. I have been so pleased to see the quality of the content here is that of a magazine. I did the whole blogging scene and it was a great learning experience, mostly in disciplining my craft as a writer, but after awhile stagnated because I felt my audience was not who I wanted it to be. I enjoy being in the company of other like-minded people, some of whom I aspire to be more like.

 
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