What do you like the most about writing articles on Hub Pages? The least?
The Hub Pages community is changing daily with the influx of new members and new guidelines. What do you enjoy the most about the opportunity to write here and why?
Are there things you would like to see change? Please explain and give examples when possible.
I still like writing stuff, and of course it's always nice to get comments/feedback so you know that someone else besides yourself bothered to read the thing.
I hate it when I post a new Hub that I'm very proud of, I share it through my usual channels, but then when I check its traffic stats a few days later it's gone over like a lead balloon.
Unfortunately the above scenario has been playing out a little too often for me lately.
Hi Peg Cole. I love putting an article together with the hubtools. It's fun fitting all the puzzle pieces together to create a quality, visually appealing article. I also love how you can get help from generous hubbers. The community is great. What I don't like it the addictive nature of HP which I think is designed that way for people like us who are overachievers and perfectionists. It creates a bittersweet, love-hate relationship that keeps us complaining and producing simultaneously.
Janis, you're right about the bittersweet nature of writing. The community here is kinder and gentler than any other that I've found. Writing here is addictive and I spend way too much time editing my existing articles rather than writing new ones.
I like trying to improve my writing to draw in outside comments. I am receiving plenty of views from the outsiders but not the comments. I check on Google Analytics and can see this.
I also test different waters to see what genre I am better at writing, what genre I like writing.
I think you've got the right idea about drawing in outside comments. That is key to our site's success, not just the internal comments from other hubbers. Good idea to test the waters and find your strength. Thanks for sharing that tip.
I need to increase my traffic and my income. I have been here two years and still have not been paid.
I enjoy the comments most. It's always the first thing I check for when logging into HubPages. Hearing from the community (regarding my writing) is incredibly satisfying. My least favorite thing would probably be the traffic, which is totally schizophrenic.
Oh, I truly love the community of HubPages, and I joined to not make money. I was surprised that anyone cared to read what I wrote and actually left a comment. I am blessed by the many followers and comments I have received in just two years much to my delight. I am only able to write on the weekends and in the evenings, so my time is limited, as I work full-time as a paralegal in the city, with an hour commute during the week and back. I have found that it is important to read and comment on all the hubs that are published by your followers, so that they will also return the favor and read and comment as well. I love that I am free to write about what I want as long as I follow a few guidelines and that I can take up all the space I want at no charge, plus my comments tend to be a bit long too. I keep waiting for HP to start charging me. I was skeptical about HP when I first joined about it being totally free, as they do provide a lot of means so that we are able to be as creative as we wish. One thing I do not understand and never will (but really do not hate) is the fluctuating hub scores for I do not understand how a hub can be in the high 90s and then a day later drop so much, and then those that had a lower score are now at the top. But as long as I can write about what is on my heart, then I will continue to write here on HubPages when I am able to do so. The community as a whole is supportive and kind, and I have actually made amazing friendships that I would not have made otherwise.
Faith, your articles are always from the heart and well written, thought-provoking and full of human kindness. Hub Pages has a gem with you adding your contributions here.
I agree that answering the comments is the respectful and right thing to do.
Maybe I haven't been here long enough to have noticed a downside. The experience as a whole has exceeded my expectations.
My favorite part would probably be either the people I've met here or the artistic freedom. I came from Iwriter where you have to write according to a client's needs. I had fun there and learned a lot. I was also chuffed to earn a bit of money on something I've always done for fun and for free. On the other hand, some clients there are truly terrible people. Plus I rarely got to write articles on subjects that interested me.
Like other commenters I appreciate the opportunity Hub Pages offers us to write practically whatever we want an as much as we want. If it wasn't for HP I doub't I would even be writing. I love to keep trying to improve my writing experimenting with different genres, and the kind and encouraging comments from my peers is greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful community. The only downside is that rating methods for hubs and hubber scores are continually changing and it is hard to understand.
Do not try to understand it John. Just think of it as the yellow brick road.
Yes, John, isn't it great that we have this platform to express our thoughts and experiences? I think many of us are baffled by the scoring changes and random nature of that process. Also frustrating is the non featuring for engagement.
I like Hubpages because it is here that I learned something about myself that I can write articles or hubs. Hubpages is the first writing site that I joined which led me to Pinterest and Webanswers. I like how the Hubbers support each other. I also learn a lot of things from other Hubbers articles or hubs. Hubpages has a good community of excellent writers and hubbers. I love reading comments from outsiders as well as fellow hubbers.
For me it would be that anyone can do it! The site is easy to use and the feedback is good. The thing I don't like is posting new hubs that take time to generate decent traffic ( I've got a few that were written weeks ago but only a few visits so far)
As the majority of my hubs are about finding a solution to a problem, it is the process of finding out how to do something that I enjoy the most. I love the writing of the hub and getting the pictures together for it. I also love watching my Google Analytics and seeing people around the world looking at my hubs (sadly not enough of them).
In terms of what I dislike, I actually find the process of uploading my Hubs stressful as I am a perfectionist and I agonise over things like titles etc. But once it is all done, I am always happy and proud of it all.
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