My first un-featured publishing

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  1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
    Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks ago

    I created a testimonial for a particular mental health treatment that was over 3K words. I was very clear in my speech and from what I can tell, there were few spelling and grammar mistakes.

    https://hubpages.com/education/NeurOpti … o-Wellness

    I've had "fly by the seat of my pants" articles written that weren't of much substance other than a spontaneous thought I had at the time. All of which were featured without hestitation. Are they becoming more strict on this?

    If so, what else do I have to contend with to make sure my articles are featured?

    1. peachpurple profile image83
      peachpurpleposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      how about changing the title? Such as My experience with Neuroptimal

  2. Bede le Venerable profile image97
    Bede le Venerableposted 7 weeks ago

    Jesse, my guess is that having those Amazon capsules is the trouble. Unless you provide some personal experience with those books, HP will be mad, as it were.

    You may also do well to intersperse some callout quotes or photos between those long sections of text.

    Here’s a minor correction: in your conclusion, first sentence of #2, I would change it to “As a person who spent the first 25 years of his life making mistakes…”

    Otherwise, it looks like quite an in depth, well-written article.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
      Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I appreciate that. I can remove one of the capsules. The last capsule advertises a book written by the doctor who treated me using the described program. It was the only way I could draw attention to her profession without actually leaving a link and drawing attention away from the site. This article was written for her as a trade for the 10-week program (as unorthodox as that may seem).

      Update: It switched back to pending status. So, maybe I still have a chance.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image96
        Natalie Frankposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        What was the article intended for?  If she published it anywhere it is a problem for HP who insists on information that is not published elsewhere on the web or off.  I agree though that the article is in depth and generally well written.

        1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
          Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          It won't be published anywhere else, only shared.

          Thank you.

          1. Natalie Frank profile image96
            Natalie Frankposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            I don't think that should be a problem then even if it was a for hire article.  Unless I have missed something, I think that as long as it doesn't actually appear anywhere else and the person just shares it you can publish it here.  I could be wrong about that but I'm sure someone else will weigh in if I am.

      2. galleryofgrace profile image81
        galleryofgraceposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        HP will probably pull it anyway since you have told them it was a for hire work!

        1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
          Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          So be it. I was just doing a friend a favor. It's not like I didn't save it elsewhere.

          1. Marketing Merit profile image96
            Marketing Meritposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

            Probably not a good idea to say this, as there is a risk that it may be seen as promotional. Also, there are greater restrictions on writing about medical issues, unless you can demonstrate significant knowledge/medical expertise. Nonetheless, you have described your experience of undergoing this treatment, so it should be ok. Just ensure you don't recommend the treatment,  just explain how you found it beneficial for your condition.

            I think the issues are the lack of photos, as identified previously. Try Unsplash as well as Pixabay. Also, after reading your article, I still didn't understand what happened to you during the treatment. Did you wear a skull cap or were electrodes attached to measure your brain activity? I found several useful videos on YouTube and suggest you include one or more of these. Delete the Amazon capsule and insert it as a hyperlink in the text. Don't just leave it hanging at the end of the article and write a little description about it, how it helped you and why you recommend reading it.

            Hope this helps.

            1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
              Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

              It does help. Thank you

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 weeks ago

    My suggestions are that you add at least two more photos. Don't worry about what some of the rules nazis around here will tell you, just find two more images which are high quality and pertinent, accredit them appropriately, and add them into your article. Space the images into the article for maximum visual aesthetic value.

    My second suggestion is to do away with the amazon capsule, and instead use an amazon text hyperlink. If you don't know how to do that, you just highlight the name of the book, click the anchor icon in the text capsule's edit mode, and from there you can pull it up on amazon in the menu, or you can copy and paste the amazon url in. You only need to describe the book and say why you think that book is relevant, and good.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
      Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Okay, I'll go test that out. The hyperlink.

      Beyond that, the only contention I have is that "quality" in this case, refers to "less reading" and "more visual aesthetics". I'll go play with it some more.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        I understand why you wouldn't like that - but it just is what it is. My belief is that people using the internet are looking for candy not whole grain wheat bread. The internet reader has a shorter attention span, and so you have to throw images into the mix. A really good video, highly relevant to the text, is also always a good idea.

        Think of it like this as well: Lots of folks are staring at a tiny iphone screen. You break up your text the way I do, and think is best - into small chunks, but still, when you have a lot of text capsules on top of each other, that is somewhat intimidating to an internet reader.

        I'm no star of this writing on the web thing, but when I learned I had to make a page as visually appealing as I can, I started having a lot more success. I mean a whole lot more success.

        1. Jessie L Watson profile image94
          Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

          I get that and it's not that big of a deal at the end of the day. I'm just glad its a matter of technicality and not the merit of what I have to say.

  4. Jessie L Watson profile image94
    Jessie L Watsonposted 7 weeks ago

    Anyone have a good source for images?

    1. Bede le Venerable profile image97
      Bede le Venerableposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Try Pixabay.

 
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