Why do people keep saying "I wrote a hub on it" when answering questions on the

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Why do people keep saying "I wrote a hub on it" when answering questions on the forums?

    Tedious, boring, bad manners, self publicity?  As if one possible extra visit is going to make any difference in terms of income, fame, success, etc.

  2. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    That is interesting you brought this up, Mark, because, incidentally, I wrote a Hub on it. Lulz. Joking, of course.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's the idea Nate!

    2. fpherj48 profile image79
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mark.....I think I'll write a hub on this question of yours....wanting to know why people keep saying "I wrote a hub on it," when answering questions, on the forums.  I love a challenge.

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Now fpherj48 can say "I'm going to write a Hub on it", the sneaky second cousin of "I wrote a Hub on it".

    4. fpherj48 profile image79
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am commanded to speak in the future........I'm a hard core procrastinator.

  3. Taleb80 profile image83
    Taleb80posted 5 years ago

    I think when someone invests his/her time to write something, then while checking a forum related to his hub. It is normal that s/he mentions this. S/he writes to be read, it is not suitable to tell him/her, "Keep it a secret, we do not like to hear that you wrote on this topic."
    This is my humble point of view.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah maybe.  I just think it is slightly excruciating when someone says "I wrote a hub on it".

    2. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, why keep repeating yourself, If you've written something that is helpful that someone else is looking for why not direct to it? If you spam boards looking to always promote that's one thing, but once in awhile not a big deal.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Hubs sometimes are written in response to a question. In fact, I think that's the main reason they are here. If you have already written a hub that answers the question, why wouldn't you mention it?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am referring to the serial 'helpers' - the ones who cannot let a thread go by without mentioning that they wrote a hub on it.  Chnace are that everyone and his dog has written a hub on it - particularly if it applies to SEO, HubPages, writing, etc.

  5. WorkAtHomeMums profile image88
    WorkAtHomeMumsposted 5 years ago

    haha so true!  I thought you couldn't actually promote your own hubs...therefore people do that to say I wrote one but I can't tell you what it is.

  6. Billie Kelpin profile image86
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    We're all in this together.  If something that someone wrote expands a topic I'm interested in, I'd love to hear about it. And of course I think that one extra visit is going to make a difference.  If something I said stimulates one thought in a person to go on their merry creative way, then I have been useful in the world, if only to one person.
    I thought your question, when I saw it on the list, was about the term "hub".  I actually hate that word.  I don't like the sound. (My husband knows this about me - my dislike of certain words and he adds them to his list of what I don't like, sweet man that he is).
    I tell those outside of hubpages that I wrote an "article" about this or that.  Actually I just now am getting used to saying "other hubbers" or "my fellow hub writers" only here on hub pages.  I really do hate the sound of "hub," but it is what it is.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep I hate the word hub as well but this was for hubbers not normal people.   I just think that "I wrote a hub about it" is probably an overused expression on the forums.

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image86
      Billie Kelpinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That would be a great inside joke if we were all going out for lunch.  Can you imagine being around a table and every time one of us made a comment on politics or raising kids, another one of us chimed in "I wrote a hub about it."  Hilarious!

    3. PaigePixel profile image86
      PaigePixelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm new here (hi!), and really don't understand why every writing site makes up their own name for things. "Hub" might be not the best term, but I don't think anything's worse than the squid cartoons on that other site!

  7. Ajay Prasad profile image60
    Ajay Prasadposted 5 years ago

    Some people are explaining their questions with their information. That would be even specified as writing a hub.

  8. To Start Again profile image77
    To Start Againposted 5 years ago

    eh, who knows. I usually tell people to go look around and read some hubs because there are several written about their question. If they choose to click on me thinking I wrote the hub then so be it but if there is a specific hubber I know of then I usually mention the name.

    I guess it is just the boastful nature of some? lol It's the hubbers that do it all the time that gets annoying....

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess my gripe is that very few people need to know anything about stickmen.

    2. To Start Again profile image77
      To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but if they do, I will know where to direct them...

  9. Tammy L profile image76
    Tammy Lposted 5 years ago

    Excellent question, Mark.  It's human nature to refer to something they wrote in response to a question that encourages it.  The most obvious forum questions to invite references to hubs are the "How do I (insert problem here)?  If I'm answering a newbie's question, I'll reference a hub or two as examples just to give that person an idea of what I'm talking about.  This question does not encourage hubbers to refer to their own hubs.

  10. Mazzy Bolero profile image77
    Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years ago

    I've said that myself, and no, I didn't expect to make money as a result as I couldn't get a payout on this site if I lived through the next century!  As for fame .... well, only if you could be famous for the least number of visits to hubs:)

    It was more a sense of not wanting to repeat what I'd already written and re-write the contents of the hub in my answer. I thought, if people are interested in my answer, they can read more in my hub. I don't think they did, though!

 
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