Hire An HP Writer For Good PR

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  1. billybuc profile image86
    billybucposted 3 years ago

    Has HP ever hired an HP writer? Probably the #1 complaint I have heard from HP writers during my eight years, other than poor payments, is that HP doesn't really listen to the writers, that writers feel detached from the HP staff.  So  I'm suggesting a new HP position...a writer who will serve as a go-between, who will read various hubs, give positive feedback, encourage writers, and make them feel like the articles they write really matter to the HP staff.

    And yes, I would be happy to take on this challenge.  I am well-known in the HP community, and I am known to be encouraging and helpful.  No, I won't work for free, but HP can definitely afford me, and my contribution would be invaluable to HP  and appreciated by the writers I'm sure.

    Bill Holland

    1. always exploring profile image77
      always exploringposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think you would be very helpful in our community. You spend time and energy helping us be better writers each week, answering our question's, giving us tips and just encouraging us. I vote yes!

    2. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I second that.  The one thing HubPages is missing is a 'Simone' - perhaps you can change your name:)  She really made HubPages writers feel as if they mattered and I know you do Billy.

      1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image90
        ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I like your suggestion, Bill.

      2. bravewarrior profile image89
        bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Bill, as I was reading, I thought you'd be perfect for the job. I know how much this means to you because, as a rule, you stay away from the forums.

        I think your suggestion is a much-needed position to support the writers who keep this site alive. Constructive criticism and mentoring is what aspiring writers need, rather than getting cold "your article has been snipped" emails from editors who may or may not be writers.

        Community is all about helping others. HP is (supposed to be) a community. Let's make it so!

        I'm behind your one thousand percent, my friend!


      3. letstalkabouteduc profile image96
        letstalkabouteducposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, how I wish HP would consider this! When thinking of our online community, my mind immediately goes to Bill. Even though he's not on the forums often, he's known for his weekly mailbag with its helpful advice and generous encouragement. When I read it, I feel connected to this community and motivated to write. Otherwise, I feel alone. HP, you'd be so fortunate to have Bill!

      4. MizBejabbers profile image88
        MizBejabbersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Great idea, Bill. If you got paid for all the good you do for us writers on HP, nobody could afford you. I mean it.

      5. dougwest1 profile image96
        dougwest1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Bill: good idea. Any help would be appreciated.

      6. DreamerMeg profile image84
        DreamerMegposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I upvote this too. Great idea. So many lonely voices crying "please help me". It would be good to have someone who knows how to do this.

      7. Pamela99 profile image91
        Pamela99posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with the rest of the group and you would be the perfect choice.

      8. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image90
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Great idea. We need some uplifting around here!!

    3. k@ri profile image86
      k@riposted 3 years ago

      I vote yes also.  You are knowledgeable and (as you said) encouraging and supportive.

    4. abwilliams profile image73
      abwilliamsposted 3 years ago

      I like it.

    5. shanmarie profile image80
      shanmarieposted 3 years ago

      You'd be perfect for such a job, Bill!

    6. Sean Dragon profile image72
      Sean Dragonposted 3 years ago

      You are absolutely right, my friend, Bill, and I absolutely vote for you! Let's see if there are any humans behind this HP brand!

    7. Sue Adams profile image96
      Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

      Simone's job has been taken over by Samantha Cubbison
      who is a Curator and Copy Editor / and ... Community Manager (see Meet the Team). Could it be the case that Samantha has too many other duties (curator and copy editor) to fully devote herself to community management? She did say: "there are only about 2 people who actually moderate the forum regularly, so it can sometimes take time to process each thread smile"

      So yes, I agree that the job of Community Manager, i.e. liaising with writers should be
      a) an independent job on its own and
      b) the job should go to an experienced HP writer

      Bill Holland, long term Best All-Around Hubber and also Most Helpful Hubber could replace Samantha as community manager to give her more time to devote herself to curating and copy editing.

      I propose that:
      The winner of the title "Best Hubber and Most Helpful Hubber automatically qualifies for the post of Community Manager.

    8. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image83
      SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 years ago

      If the recommendations of the writers are of any value. I recommend you. Another such invaluable writer is WriterFox.

    9. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 3 years ago

      This is the best forum suggestion I have read in ages, and there would be no one better for the job. We just have to let HP know what an asset such a position would be to them. I support your proposal 100% Bill.

    10. Eurofile profile image95
      Eurofileposted 3 years ago

      Great idea. I am all for this. You help us all a lot with your Writers Mailbag, Bill. I think you would be ideal in this role. You definitely get my vote. A labourer is worthy of his hire too. So I'm in favour of remuneration for the position.

    11. MsDora profile image94
      MsDoraposted 3 years ago

      Great suggestion, Bill! And if the position will be decided by votes, you have mine.

    12. billybuc profile image86
      billybucposted 3 years ago

      Thanks to all of you. I really don't care if it is me or not, but I do think that HP needs to add a more personal touch to this site.  We are all one big virtual family; it would be nice if HP acted like it.

    13. nikkikhan10 profile image73
      nikkikhan10posted 3 years ago

      I like the idea, Bill. But this seems to be the last choice if hoped to be. I would love to see you writing for HP and working as their editor. Well, fingers crossed to that.
      You never know!
      Stay rosy and cosy, my friend.
      I hope, Bev feels better soon.

    14. Peggy W profile image97
      Peggy Wposted 3 years ago

      You would be perfect for this job at HP, Bill.  I hope that those in power seriously consider this proposal of yours.  You would get my vote!


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