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A New (and Nervous) Hubber

  1. Frank Wm Carr profile image61
    Frank Wm Carrposted 3 years ago

    A New (and Nervous) Hubber

    Hey, my name is Frank.  While I know plenty of stuff, I can't claim "expertise" on anything at this point.  Therefore, could you give me any advice on how I should proceed?

    Also, is it possible to get "fired" from HubPages if you don't follow a certain time commitment (if any exist)?  I am very passionate about sharing my knowledge, I just want my writing to be coherent when a topic is written.

    Thank you!

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago

    Start a Topic thread with your concerns in the HP Forums and you'll receive more replies and discussion. Good Luck!

  3. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 3 years ago

    As far as I know, you can't get "fired" for anything beyond violating the TOS smile. There is no specific time commitment -- I've been here for years, and sometimes gone as long as 6 months without doing anything -- and it's open for you to explore your areas of interest. Remember that you're cutting your knowledge down into basically 2-page articles (approximately 1000-2000 words), so you might be surprised how many topics you actually ARE an expert in now. There's also absolutely nothing wrong with picking an area of interest, then writing your hub based on a mix of experience and research from reliable sources. Then you get the personal bonus of learning about something you enjoy while potentially getting paid for the effort. You'll also find that a lot of hub types lend themselves to opinion more than fact, or allow you to put your own interpretation on events.

    As for coherence -- I find that writing subheadings first helps me stay organized smile. It's also nice that it's really easy to edit here. If you publish something and then decide it's not quite what you like, or learn more on the topic later, just go back and update your hub. Welcome, and I look forward to seeing what you write big_smile

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    Hi Frank. I felt the same way when I first started writing here. I got the same advice the other people who responded already gave you. Write about whatever interest you. Do you have a favorite hobby? Do you play a sport? Anything you do gives you enough expertise to start writing. You can pick one general topic and write hubs just about that or write about several topics. My hubs cover a multitude of topics for which I know enough to write a few hubs about them.

    As for time ... Some people write a hub a day and other people only write once a month or so. It's all up to you and how you want to schedule your writing time. I try to write one hub a week.

    Here's my main rule for new hubbers. Have fun!

  5. Frank Wm Carr profile image61
    Frank Wm Carrposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for all your help.  Now I think I am ready to get started, whenever I'm ready!

  6. lorijallen profile image58
    lorijallenposted 3 years ago

    Hello Frank, I too am new at this.  My passion is writing, just not sure I can keep it all to 1000 to 2000 words.  I hope it all works out for you and if you get any inside info please share with me. smile Thanks.