What are the benefits of having a popular question on HubPages?
A lot of us have taken notice at how controversial some of the questions on HP have become. Is this just for effect? More attention to you, your profile and articles? Does this somehow, directly or indirectly, make you more money? Clearly some of these questions aren't asked just to get an answer - they're asked to spark a debate. What are the main perks of getting the ball rolling on an HP question?
In some instances I'm sure it's to draw attention, but in others, I think the people involved truly do want to "pick on" those unlike themselves. Some people need that ego stroke - to look down their nose at those who they feel are inferior for whatever reason.
Sometimes these people mean well, perhaps in their own way they feel they are doing a service by "calling out" those that are unlike them to help them see the light etc. Most times though, I think it is an ego based, fear-centered thing, but they'll never usually admit they just like picking fights.
We only live to be like 80 or so...that's really not as much time as we think to grow out of childish ways. Some do fight like 10 year olds. And the response "I agree" or "+1", like a gathering of opinions makes something more factual. Childs play.
"What are the main perks of getting the ball rolling on an HP question?"
I like to see other perspectives. I enjoy reading other opinions other than my own. HP offers so many unique writing opportunities to individuals who may never have had a same chance elsewhere.
When I ask a question it's genuinely because I want to hear what others have to say.
It does disappoint me when I step in to a question, and answer it, only to find myself embarrassed that there is a war going on in the middle that I hadn't noticed. Those really bother me. There is no back button.
But even so, through it all, I've come to know some talented writers, and have even made some friends, like you Lee! ;D
If you don't like stepping into the middle of impromptu fights I highly recommend avoiding the forums lol
I am loving this new crowd of Hubbers we've been hanging out with lately Crafty!
I ask questions to get answers too. Most of the time I don't get one hahaha!!
What's a "forums" hahaha...I've never been to them! Plenty to do here without them, too lol
From what I understand, if you have an adsense account, you do get earnings from the page views on questions. So I would say the biggest perk to creating a popular question would be the revenue one can make.
Really?! See I didn't know that. I'll have to look into that today. If that's the case, I'm not as excited to participate on some of these questions clearly set up to draw attention for money. Like little whore questions lol...thanks for the tip!
There is no monetary benefit as such, if your question becomes popular. But there is every chance of getting some good friends/ followers, who might get interested in your profile/ hubs.
My intention in asking a question is to have other opinions or points of view on a particular matter.Sometimes, It is also to get some answers related to HP, from some experienced hubbers.
Like many others, I avoid the Forums.
There are some definite advantages to asking and answering questions on Hubpages. First of all it is always nice to connect with the Hubpages community,but more practically, both popular questions and good answers will build interest in your hubs and get you more profile views which can't hurt your hubscore or your traffic( and potentially your ad revenue).
Especially if you write in a particular nice, answering questions in that niche can build your audience both on Hubpages and for any blogs or websites you have in that niche. It's a win/win to both ask and answer questions on Hubpages
Ah, that's good perspective robie2! I never thought to drum up interest in my hubs by asking related questions. And then to phrase those questions in a way that gets my target audience excited... oooh, it's like a found a new playground! Thanks!
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