Help to improve my aricle

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  1. marypetrou profile image80
    marypetrouposted 18 months ago

    Hi everyone! I've edited my article like 4 times and I still can't get it featured? Can you please take a look and tell me what's wrong with it?

    https://hubpages.com/travel/Family-Trip … -and-Donts

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Eurofile profile image97
      Eurofileposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I think they like you to start a lot of the words in titles with capital letters.  Don't lose heart, keep on going.  It took me a while to get my first article published.

      1. marypetrou profile image80
        marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you Eurofile! It finally got aproved! Indeed the title format is very important! I keep learning!

        1. Eurofile profile image97
          Eurofileposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Congratulations.  Sometimes it takes a few tweaks.  I still haven't completely mastered the capitalization of titles.

    2. erorantes profile image60
      erorantesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Good morning miss marypetrou. I see you have a few of this mistakes. For example, you wrote don’t unstead of do not.   You can not write in a contraction form when you are writing a hub. You also have a question in the paragraph. You need to have complete sentences. You have a few fragments sentences where you are missing the subject. The titles of each paragraph needs to be with capital letters. You need to check your puntuation. I wish you good luck with your hub. I like your article.

      1. marypetrou profile image80
        marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you Erorantes! You so right about my mistakes. I definately have to try more. The truth is English is a second language to me and I hadn't written anything in English for maybe 15 years! But I read articles in English everyday. I though it would be easy to write but it is not. It so fun though! I hope that eventually I will get there! I started writing as a summer hobby but now I really enjoy it!

        1. erorantes profile image60
          erorantesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          You are doing great with your writing. I am happy to hear that you love reading and writing. I wish you a wonderful night.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 18 months ago

    I think the article is thin on content. We all know about sun block, child car seats, and not leaving valuables unattended. HubPages wants unique, content-rich articles.

    In addition, there are other issues. Your first paragraph says to me, you are struggling with punctuation.

    "Summer is finally here and it's getting hot? (That is not a question so no question mark) Your family can't wait to get to the beach? (Also not a question) Don't overstress about it! (Exclamation points should only be used for expostulations such as Aha!) Here is a list of do's and don'ts to help you get organized and have a wonderful and carefree time with your family at the beach! (no exclamation point and in many other places throughout the article.

    Also, you've lifted images from the Internet that you probably don't have permission to use, such as The Sunday Times and Shutterstock. You can only use Creative Commons licensed images.

  3. marypetrou profile image80
    marypetrouposted 18 months ago

    I can't help you enough Rupert! I really overdo it with exclamation marks! Good point about the question marks too. I should enrich the article as well. Also, I though that if I wrote the source of the picture I was ok.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      No, you can't just take any image and republish it. Remember that photographers are professionals and want (and need) to get paid for their work. You have to source legal-to-use Creative Commons licensed images, otherwise you might end up with a demand for payment.

      This will help: https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … -image-use

      1. marypetrou profile image80
        marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you theraggededge! It looks like I have to do a lot of editing in all my articles!

  4. KT Dunn profile image95
    KT Dunnposted 18 months ago

    I have used a website called TitleCase, which seems to work pretty well. You type in the text of your title and it converts it.

    1. marypetrou profile image80
      marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I will definately use it! Thanks KT Dunn!

  5. JohnsTrivia profile image64
    JohnsTriviaposted 18 months ago

    Just a quick tip in regards to the photos, Mary. I use websites like pixabay.com and pexels.com where you can find lots of free for commercial use pictures with no attribution required.

    Pixabay is definitely my favorite, I haven't yet found a single topic I wrote about in which I couldn't find a picture to match the article. Using free pics is hassle-free.

    Obviously, someone spent their free time creating those pictures so you should give him credit for that, but that's totally up to you.

    1. marypetrou profile image80
      marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip John! I finally realised that just giving the source of the photo is by no means enough as a contribution! Better late than never... When I have time I am going to edit all my articles' photos. I will definately check the websites you suggested. Thanks again!

  6. erorantes profile image60
    erorantesposted 18 months ago

    Get your sunblocks lotions. It looks great. You organized very good. You used numbers. You forgot the the subject on your sentences.  You can add a subject and a period. You get your sunblocks lotions. It is one way. The other way, it is like this. Get Your Sunblocks Lotions

  7. erorantes profile image60
    erorantesposted 18 months ago

    The subtitles need to have a Capital letter in each word.

  8. erorantes profile image60
    erorantesposted 18 months ago

    I like like your hub. My name is Ana miss marypetrou. It is my pleasure to guide you.

    1. marypetrou profile image80
      marypetrouposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you miss erorantes. You've been really helpful! I will change the titles to capitals in each word. It is my pleasure to follow your great advice!

  9. erorantes profile image60
    erorantesposted 18 months ago

    I am glad. I was able to help you. Nice to see you in hub pages. You are welcome.

 
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