How long have you been a writer on HubPages?
Today is my 5 year anniversary on Hubpages so I was just wondering how long other people have been writing here and what value Hubpages has brought to your life?
Karen, I have been on about 6 years. If you go look at peoples profiles it will tell you how long they have been on.
Happy anniversary! 2.5 years for me. I don't know about what value. But when my muse was down after my mother died, a Twitter friend told me about it. I started writing slow and worked my way up to a hub. I haven't much money to cash out either.
You have to have a lot of hubs and be active pretty much daily, commenting and adding new hubs or revising old ones in order to see any money. It takes awhile and is fun to get paid but the real value in my opinion lies in the community here. Thanks!
I have 98 hubs. I've been revising my hubs, even if they get the unfeatured symbol. I'm in the process of moving one to a niche next week. I do comment and be active daily by sharing hubs via Twitter and other social media platforms the best I can.
Congratulations on 5 yrs, Karen. My 5 yr. mark was this past June. I was much more active my first 3 yrs and have slowed down considerably in the past 2 and half. There are several different reasons for my cutting back, which are not important to mention at the moment. I still remain connected several hours a week. My muse decided to take a sabbatical & it's futile for me to argue with her.
Prior to Hubpages, I wrote a monthly column for a local magazine for about 5 years, only giving it up when I became so deeply committed to writing here. I've tossed around the idea of going back to the magazine but I'm not comfortable with the strict scheduling it involves. When you are "expected" to submit monthly on a specific day at a certain time, it becomes more like work as opposed to pleasure.
The most "value" I feel I yield here are our wonderful fellow-writers. The enormous talents here have to be some of the most awesome individuals in the world. We become attached to one another and learn so much from our relationships.
Making a few bucks doing something I truly love is a big plus, as well. I can easily see myself remaining a member here for however long HP exists online.
Continued luck to you Karen. I wish you a productive year! Peace, Paula
Paula, that's great. Congrats on your time here and the magazine column. I know what you mean about having to submit something on a deadline. It does take the fun out of it. I'm constantly searching for ways to get paid to write deadline free!
I'm fairly sure that articles can B submitted 2 just about any magazine & if published, they pay the writer.Often, U can google the mag & check out if they welcome articles from free-lancers. I know Reader's Digest, Parent's & Elle do.
I have been writing on this site about five years. I've made modest money from the site and managed to promote some of my fiction through my Hubs.
Hi, almost 3 months now. Working on my 10th hub. I have 3 on niche sites. My last one confuses me. When I finished it, it came up as duplicate. I didn't copy it. How does that happen and how can I fix it. It's a medical hub so some info I feel has to be accurate and not sure what to do next. Happy anniversary on hubs.
I haven't read your "duplicate" hub, Terrie, but one thought came to mind: Try writing the information from your own experience, or at least make it sound that way. Changing a title might help also. Good luck!
Thank you, I did that. I also changed some of the wording that seemed to contain key word triggers. Now it's published and featured, yea, thank you.
Terrie I am glad that Marie was able to help you. I wouldn't have known what to tell you so I am glad Marie jumped in.
Four years here, Karen. I've deleted more hubs than I have published. Some are saved to a flash drive, Maybe I'll republish some of them, maybe not.
I think what I've enjoyed most about Hub Pages are the wonderful templates. I have found these useful and fun.
The biggest problem I've had is finding a niche, although Hub Pages' team once recommended I try writing things out of my normal focus (I had been trying to figure out a way to make a little money).
Like anything, you get back exactly what you put into it. One thing you shouldn't let bother you are scores. Although they can kind of point you in a direction, these scores go up and down, depending on traffic. I think (now that I've matured) it better to just let hubs stay published, although they may not be featured and have a low score. If the hub is timeless, you never know when the subject you've written about may become popular. So, it's more important to enjoy your skill of writing, share your knowledge (or even opinions or other creative writing) with others and not be overly concerned about awards and standings. In other words, be true to yourself. The muse will guide you about what to write; after all, we are all connected, and there is a wave of thought upon which the intuitive picks up on if you are a sensitive person (which most writers are).
I been here over two years now. The thing is that my presence has been pretty sporadic. I only wrote every now and then been as of very recently I've been making a point to write much more frequently. The HubPages experience has certainly been interesting all the same.
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