What is the most important thing you learned from your time with Hubpages?

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  1. Boundless Amber profile image85
    Boundless Amberposted 2 years ago

    What is the most important thing you learned from your time with Hubpages?

    I'd like to know what you consider the most important wisdom/knowledge/tip you gained from your experience with Hubpages. It can be a personal value that helped enhanced your personality, or a technical advice for writing better hubs or getting traffic. Feel free to describe the process and any turning points in your life if you want to!

  2. dannytype1 profile image59
    dannytype1posted 2 years ago

    I have always been poor at writing. I have lots of imagination but struggle getting it down on paper. Hub-pages has helped me develop this skills. I used to hate doing articles but i am now getting to the point where i am enjoying them. That is a massive turnaround for me.

    1. Boundless Amber profile image85
      Boundless Amberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Daniel! It's great that you have finally found joy in writing! I wish you all the best. Writing is an awesome way to communicate your creative ideas. It's a great skill to have for someone as imaginative as you.

  3. tlcs profile image60
    tlcsposted 2 years ago

    Hello boundless amber, The most important thing for me is that if and when i have time to write i know i can click onto my account and know full well that all my previous work is still there. When i am old and grey and unable to remember what i have done or been lucky enough to have learnt i and my family can read my thoughts. Like a really big diary i would say. Good luck! Trudy

    1. Boundless Amber profile image85
      Boundless Amberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Trudy, you think so far into the future! I can see how convenient that'd be. You would have a legacy, and your descendents shall compile your works into a masterpiece. Memoirs of Trudy Cooper. Hahaha thanks for your reply, Trudy!

  4. Ken Burgess profile image90
    Ken Burgessposted 2 years ago

    It has helped me understand how vastly different people's opinions can be on a subject, and that what I may consider a 'fact', another can see as anything but.
    It is important to understand that people can come from vastly different backgrounds, socially, economically, geographically, etc. and it can mean a rational intelligent person has a vastly different perspective and beliefs than you do.
    What I have noticed on my years here, is that there seems to be a growing percentage who are drifting towards extremes that move them further from a common center. Much like we see in politics, where divides can no longer be bridged because people as they move to the extremes can no longer even agree on what 'is' is.

    1. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I feel & think both you have hit some nails. Maybe it is me now older (62)? Do we define ourselves differently now?  I dun'no . . . Perhaps here at HP as we learn to write we gain perspective with audience perspectives. The audience has value.

    2. Boundless Amber profile image85
      Boundless Amberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ken! I agree. I saw a lot of QnA's bombarded with different povs. It's a colorful den of thoughts in there. One has to always keep an open mind here.

  5. tsmog profile image80
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    I read this earlier when awakening near midnight. Now nearing 9AM I have pondered and wondered too. I did a writing exercise seeking to come up with the 'most important thing'. Perplexing kinda' trying to narrow it down to one. BTW . . . I have been at HP over five years now.

    I think one of the most important is writing does have value as an art form and science, but if wishing to publish then audience is paramount. In other words there must be readers. That is the goal followed by all the objectives (Steps) to get there. That IMO is the most important.

    That leads to here on the internet the value of reader engagement. First, that means your article as a product must meet the needs of a target audience. That is relevant to both article types - informational and creative. So, determining those needs first is paramount. Then, fulfill them. (Remember today that is a science, e.g., Search Engine Optimization, facilitating art form - content, context, media, and format - presentation.)

    Next, there must be time spent on the article as an interaction. So, using the colloquialism "Teacher pleasing" one must realize the actual teacher are the readers. What do they want while that may in fact change by audience specifics. For example a scholastic or detailed article contrast a common person understanding and overall view. Those are two different audiences, yet 'may' be read by both target audiences. Creative articles are similar with their distinctions too. With both cases that is why HP offers the summary feature to capitalize on gaining the 'audience . . . the reader's' interest.

    From that point it can be a most wonderful journey of writing and learning while becoming an author. Personally I distinguish between being a writer contrast an author. A writer writes something with their knowledge and prowess. Wikipedia offers two meanings for an author. I choose the second or the broader view. That is:

    "An author is narrowly defined as the originator of any written work and can thus also be described as a writer (with any distinction primarily being an implication that an author is a writer of one or more major works, such as books or plays [Insert Article Here]). More broadly defined, an author is "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created."

    In other words using the second the success of gaining readers is the responsibility of the author. So, to me, easily one may see adventure.

    1. Boundless Amber profile image85
      Boundless Amberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Tim! Thanks for your awesome reply. I also realized that audience is king, a fact that I didn't want to acknowledge before I joined Hubpages. But how do you know what the "reader's" interests are?

    2. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am learning too :-) Today a finely tuned article with a topical aim is most desired by the reader. The general view is not desired that much today. For instance narrowing cooking → crock pot cooking → Roast beef → with tomato base → with basil etc.

    3. Boundless Amber profile image85
      Boundless Amberposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Tim! That was what I realized too. Skillshare has some free SEO courses. I learned about this myself from the courses.


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