I'd like feedback on my article: A Step by Step Guide to Start a Blog in India

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  1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
    Nandini Yogiposted 14 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article? What can I do to improve? Thanks!
    Here is my article: A Step by Step Guide to Start a Blog in India (must be signed in to view)

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hi there,

      Your article is missing the information that is specific to India. The information you offer is generic and old. There are a trillion pages and websites on the web that cover this topic and your article will be competing with those.

      You cannot include HubPages because it is not a blogging platform.

      You can add your blog to your profile. There is a specific section in the bio. That way, your readers can verify your expertise. Your own blog can serve as a good example for them.

      Meanwhile, the Learning Center (click Help, top right) has a lot of information to help you format and write a good article.

      Good luck.

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      Sairayposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Your hub is mathematically precise. I do not know why it could not pass the quality assessment test.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Maybe because you are not yet cognizant of what a good HubPages article is?

        Also... the article in question does not contain mathematics big_smile What it needs to be is linguistically precise and full of relevant, up-to-date information that can't easily be found elsewhere.

        1. profile image0
          Sairayposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          A good HubPages article? I once made one: Defining My Wars . .  big_smile big_smile

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 14 months agoin reply to this

            It was moved immediately to a niche site, right?

            1. profile image0
              Sairayposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Lol!

      2. Nandini Yogi profile image60
        Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Do you think this platform is a waste of time? I am thinking about quitting. I mentioned this site for my audience on my own website. Because I thought it would be a good platform. Now I am regretting it.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          That's why you must always do your research first smile

          1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
            Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Why are you here? Do you find this platform helpful?

            1. CYong74 profile image97
              CYong74posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              Nandini, I think you are asking this question because you do not see HubPages for what it is. This is a revenue sharing writing site. It is semi-professional. Those of us who write here and stay here primarily do it for the money.

              It is not a help site. It is not an English learning site. It is also not a blogging platform, or somewhere to grow backlinks to your blogs.

              Writing here can strengthen your writing skills. At the very least, if you take the trouble to follow HubPages rules, you get an idea of what professional writing is and how editorial policies are implemented. Lastly, I believe some Hubbers receive third-party offers every now and then; they could be invited to write elsewhere. However, any "influencer" project to showcase a product or website here is very unlikely to work.Those are not welcomed here, for good reasons.

              1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
                Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                yeah, maybe you are right. I will give some time to understand this platform. I don't want to be quick to judge.

            2. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

              I've been here 10 years. I've earned $thousands over the years. So, yes, very helpful. However, a lot of people misunderstand what is required.

              The Learning Center is a good place to start. Click Help, top right.

              1. theraggededge profile image98
                theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                Oh, yes, what CYong said. I was contacted by a commercial site editor who had read my articles here and I ended up writing three 1000 word articles a week for their publications for three years.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    How is starting a blog in India different from starting a blog anywhere else?

    1. hubber8893 profile image92
      hubber8893posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I am also surprised to read this. The world wide web is universally coherent then how can it be different to create a blog in a specific country until the regional government there makes a mandate regarding this.

    2. Nandini Yogi profile image60
      Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I pointed out that what kind of niche you can pick to target the Indian audience. Obviously, the interest will be different for people from different countries.

      1. hubber8893 profile image92
        hubber8893posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Then the title of your hub should be like this:- Some Guidelines for Creating a Successful Blog in Indian Audience

        It'd be better if you improve your word flow about the concerned topic.

        1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
          Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the suggestions.

  3. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 14 months ago

    Nandini, any site where you are tested by the editors is a good site. I think this gives us an opportunity to learn and improve. There is no point in getting discouraged. You have great potential and would be learning to write even better articles. About 3 years back my first article did not feature and after 3 attempts it was accepted. Today when I look back upon that I easily find why it was not featured in first go. I took the challenge and tried to improve and today I have got about 38 featured artcles and 3 are still in unfeatured category and require some upgradation and I would be trying for that. I am not earning anything right now as the traffic to my articles is mediocre.

    So, stay and contribute and soon you would be a seasoned hubber here. I am sure if you stay, you would learn many things and improve phenomenally. Believe me, this is my experience here.

    1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
      Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      yours is the one the kindest comment here. Most of the people here kept saying how I am not good enough. This is really helpful and positive. Keep spreading positivity as this, world needs it.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        When people post their article here because it has not passed the Quality Assessment Process, they need information how to fix it, not people telling them how marvellous they are.

        Not one person said you weren't good enough. Everyone made suggestions how you could improve your article. Your writing is not you, so don't take it personally. To be a writer, one has to accept feedback, even if you don't agree with it. You will usually find that it challenges you to become a better writer.

        1. Nandini Yogi profile image60
          Nandini Yogiposted 14 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks.

 
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