Do you write your hubs for readers on hubpages or for general traffic on the web?
When one has a fan base, it is assumed that they read what we write. However, some people just follow one in the hope that they would be followed back. They have no intention of reading anyone's work. They're here to write and make money - that's it.
I write strictly for the web. If you write for hubpage readers, how do you build up a following where you can be sure that they would be keen to read every hub? And does it pay?
I write for whoever wants to read my stuff. Whether it's a fellow Hubber or some random Web searcher makes no diff to me.
Where does most of your traffic come from?
Mostly via social media (Facebook, Flipboard, various forums, etc.) -- of course there's some random Google searchers in that mix as well but I don't actively "try" to court Google. I suck at SEO, haha
I started this as a means to gain some extra income and was very disappointed when I realized that was close to impossible to do (for me anyway). Then someone responded to one of my stories and it felt really good to know that someone I didn't know and who had never met me or felt like they had to be nice to me read something I wrote and enjoyed it. I had already started to take down my hubs but after the positive response I realized that the thing I really wanted to do was entertain people with my stories. I don't get a lot of readers but every time I see the numbers climb, even if it's only one, I imagine someone is out there laughing because of something I wrote. It makes me smile.
Honestly, I wrtie for myself. Then I write for the edification and education of others, whether they are my followers on Hubpages, or they are searching the web.
I make money and it exceeds my expectations every month.
For me, the process of writing is not about making money, rather it is about sharing knowledge, information and ideas. That is why I write.
I figure the people who need to see what I have written will find it.
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