What do you like the most about writing articles on Hub Pages? The least?

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  1. PegCole17 profile image92
    PegCole17posted 9 years ago

    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.


  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Keith, Feedback on our work is really what prompts us to write more. I think we're all having a bit of the same trouble with traffic lately. Not like the old days...Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. janshares profile image93
    jansharesposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I need to increase my traffic and my income. I have been here two years and still have not been paid.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image82
    M. T. Dremerposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello M. T. Dremer, Yes, it is rewarding when people take the time to read our work and leave a comment. I agree that the current traffic situation is frustrating.

  6. Faith Reaper profile image82
    Faith Reaperposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Besarien profile image73
    Besarienposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is a great feeling to have freedom of expression on whatever subjects we want to cover. I'm glad you found the site and hope to see your work soon.

  8. Jodah profile image92
    Jodahposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do not try to understand it John. Just think of it as the yellow brick road.

    2. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. liesl5858 profile image82
    liesl5858posted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Linda, It's nice to meet you here. I will get over and check out your work. I agree it is a constant learning experience to read what others have written. Thanks for coming by on this question.

  10. lawrence01 profile image65
    lawrence01posted 9 years ago

    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)

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lawrence, The site is truly user friendly but you're right, it takes time to generate visitors who stay and read and better yet, leave comments. Sometimes I find that if I read other hubs and comment, readers return the favor.

  11. profile image86
    Robbie C Wilsonposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. PegCole17 profile image92
      PegCole17posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Finding solutions to problems and sharing the solutions is a great reason to write a hub, Robbie. I also find that I edit several times even after publishing the hub and later, sometimes make changes again.


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