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Is it insulting to call a hub a blog?

  1. Mamelody profile image61
    Mamelodyposted 8 years ago

    I've seen several posts here were people are offended when one person mentions a hub as a blog..

    is there a difference between a hub and a blog?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think there are difference thats why they have different names, one difference is ownership??

      what do you mean by hub?? article in HubPages versus a blog??

      1. Mamelody profile image61
        Mamelodyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yeah the articles in hub pages.. one person called them  blogs and another person went off at them for calling them blogs.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          oh, hub is specific to HubPages where you can have rants, opinions stories product review etc, but blogs can be the same too, ownership is the main difference, for the sake of here (HubPages) we call it hub, just to have the same definition of terms

      2. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think the difference is a lot more than ownership. I have blogs too. These are as short or as long as I care to make them, and continuously added to, in theory if not in practice.
        Hubs are complete articles.
        You may go back and change them, but they more or less stay the same; they are not added to like blogs are.
        There is a recommended minimum size.
        I would not get away with writing a hub in two sentences like I could in a blog.
        Umm...I'm sure there are more things that are different. Can't think right now...

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha big_smile

      when i was new, one of the first forum posts i wrote was asking for help with my blog. i quickly learned that they are called hubs. hubbing sets us apart from everyone else in the blogosphere, i feel.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There's a huge difference. 

      A blog is a website which is added to, post by post, over time.  A Hub is a complete, standalone, magazine-style article - you don't start it small and keep adding to it.

      A Hub is also not like a typical blog post, because it needs to be much longer (800 to 2,000 words), with photos, videos, links etc. 

      We tend to jump on anyone who confuses the two - not because it's an insulting comparison, but because any newbies who treat HubPages as a blog are heading for major disappointment - they won't make any money.

  2. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL Nah, its not insulting, but its a dead giveaway of a noob. Hubs are not a blog, they are a collection of articles. The main blog characteristic is a timeline, and it is absent in hubs. Also, the size of blog posts tend to be smaller than hubs, and most blog posts would have been considered substandard here because of the size.

    BTW, you seem to finally find the right tone, so welcome to hubpages! smile

    1. Mamelody profile image61
      Mamelodyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.. much obliged smile

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    A blog (a contraction of the term "web log")[1] is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

    Hubs are separate articles or stories that are not mainly personal in nature. A blog appears on one page. They are completely different things.

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      many blogs have no keywords in them and are not written for monetary purposes - just to show pictures of people's kids or pets or something.

  4. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 8 years ago

    I agree with Izzy and Uninvited Writer Hubs are individual pages - HubPages - Blogs like Blogger are 'in reverse-chronological order' as you scroll from the top the newest is at the top and they are usually more personal in style.

    Also with a Blog you can select who can view it here a HubPage is either published or not. Published here means it is accessible to everyone; not publish suggests that no one but the writer can view it. However I have noticed that if you categorise it before you publish it can appear in the arrowed links at the bottom of a published hub in the same category. Not sure why that happens.

    I think maybe the reason people get a offended by the term blog for a hub is about the quality of writing that is desirable in a hub. Cannot speak for others though that is just a guess at explaining it. I am off-line now but will be interested to see how others view this difference though.

  5. CrystalStarWoman profile image65
    CrystalStarWomanposted 8 years ago

    A hub and a blog are two very different things, as explained in the previous comments smile

    Personally speaking, the things I write in my blog would not be suitable for publishing here on Hubpages, but any of my hubs could be published on my blog...

    Except that would cause the Hub to be flagged as a duplicate - so now I link to my Hubs from my blog lol

  6. waynet profile image74
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    How dare you lol!

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago