The Ultimate Aim of Authors and Poets (on HubPages) is to Win Prizes

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  1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months ago

    I think that's why we write basically. If there is no such inspiration of lucrative and prestigious prizes, why would one take the pain to go on and write hubs after hubs? One may argue that it's "comments" and appreciation for which authors on HubPages labor for. But is that really so?

    I think Maven would do well to collaborate with the Nobel Prize Committee, Pulitzer Prize Committee, etc. What are your thoughts on this?

    Thank you.

    1. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Not all of us are selfish money-grubbing mercenaries who only write for glory and cash.  I write "hubs after hubs" because I like to share my knowledge.  It's nice to earn money at the same time, but I was writing "hubs after hubs" long before I was earning significant income from this site.

      1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this
        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          What’s that? The link isn’t working
          Blessings

          1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I was referring to a post that I had made earlier. Here is what I had said:

            "It may be argued that some authors are on HubPages because they use the platform to slowly develop a book that they would eventually publish (on Kindle Direct Publishing, Penguin Random House, etc).

            That's very good. But then, too, the ultimate goal of making such a book is to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
            "

          2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            https://hubpages.com/forum/post/4181674

            The linked post can be found below.

            1. Misbah786 profile image86
              Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Oh! Okay, thanks smile
              Blessings smile

              1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
                Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                smile

      2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        You raise some valid points. Thank you for joining the conversation.

    2. Kyler J Falk profile image89
      Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I think you are putting the cart before the horse as far as who Maven should collaborate with. As for winning, "prizes," I don't like the connotations of that word; I'd prefer to say that every writer is seeking gratification from their writing. For me, personally, the goal is to push myself to write whenever I can and watch the number of articles and views I have go up.

      I don't know why, but ever since Facebook came around I've been obsessed with watching numbers that I can control get bigger. Likes, views, impressions, etc. it all feeds into this growing number addiction I have. Although my focuses shifted from social media, because I hate social media and keep all my accounts very small now, I'm still obsessed with things like idle games where the goal is to make numbers grow faster.

      Back on point, though, yes I would agree that all writers are out for some form of gratification with their writing. If a writer was not getting gratification in some way, an emotional prize if we must call it that, then they would not be a writer.

      1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Very well said. Thank you.

      2. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        @Kyler: Is it me who made you return back on stage again?... lol

        1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
          Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          You'd have to dig into me deeper to be the reason I return here, though I will say you have piqued my curiosity. Alas, I'm here because I'm wasting time. First I was waiting for my breakfast to kick in, now I'm waiting for my hair to dry, and then I'll be heading to the gym.

          The forums, and HubPages in general is a great time waster.

          1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            "The forums, and HubPages in general is a great time waster."

            ~ What you've said here might be true. But I can not imagine my life without it now, either.

            1. Misbah786 profile image86
              Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              smile

          2. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            @Kyler: Oh forget it, I have many works to do big_smile
            Of course you too have, well, but forums are interesting, if they are not social issues, political or religious based...

            Waiting for your hair to dry lol
            You can dry them with a hair dryer machine or can shorten them lol
            Don't mind smile
            Blessings and Peace

            1. Kyler J Falk profile image89
              Kyler J Falkposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              No clue what you're saying, lol

              1. Misbah786 profile image86
                Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Lol...
                Blessings smile

    3. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Well, I don’t think hubbers here are writing to win prizes, this is surely not the ultimate goal
      A month ago, I was writing 1 or sometimes 2 hubs a day, but now I slowed down my speed. I think maybe when it is a start you try to give your best in every possible way. But the goal is not to win any prize.
      Blessings smile

      1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Well said. I like it!

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks a lot, Tanmoy
          You are posting good discussions on forums
          Blessings smile

          1. theraggededge profile image97
            theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            It's a shame you weren't here to witness some of Das' more colorful discussions big_smile He's only been banned about a dozen times.

            1. Misbah786 profile image86
              Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Bev, who's been banned about a dozen times for posting discussions on forums? yikes
              Seriously, I didn't get it. Can you please elaborate, I would like to know about this

              Blessings smile

          2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
            Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you. As always, blessings to you too. smile

    4. AliciaC profile image95
      AliciaCposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      There’s no way that you could know the ultimate aim of all of the authors on HubPages. Some people may write here for the reasons that you state, some may write for the joy of expressing themselves and seeing that someone appreciates their work, some may write because they need or want the money that they earn from HubPages, and some people may write for a combination of these reasons.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Linda, That's a brilliant response
        Blessings smile

      2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
        Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Well said.

  2. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
    Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months ago

    It may be argued that some authors are on HubPages because they use the platform to slowly develop a book that they would eventually publish (on Kindle Direct Publishing, Penguin Random House, etc).

    That's very good. But then, too, the ultimate goal of making such a book is to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  3. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    Well, every now and then HubPages were running a competition in a specific category e.g. Halloween, and the winning article would receive a prize. There were also the Hubbie Awards held each year where you could vote for your peers in various categories like Best Hub, Most Prolific Hubber, Most Helpful etc. prizes included mugs, t shirts etc.
    I don’t know if the Hubbie Awards are continuing now Samantha is gone.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I think small prizes too, when shared with love and care, are valuable.

      1. Misbah786 profile image86
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Agree smile

        1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
          Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          smile

  4. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 13 months ago

    Ego gratification is pretty empty and meaningless. I write here because I like to write and want to make some money.

  5. ravirajan01 profile image91
    ravirajan01posted 13 months ago

    Hubpages is a platform for writers and like any good platform. its primary objective is to give visibility to the writer. Once any writer achieves visibility and gets a sizable following, that is his/her "prize" or "launching ground" for bigger things in life, whether it is winning a noble prize or Pulitzer prize or even writing a bestseller.

    I feel the best "prize" for any budding or even experienced writer is to get a loyal set of readers who can help to propagate her/her talent . Once that is achieved everything else automatically falls in place.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What you have shared here is one of the most profound posts that have been made here in this conversation. You are an inspiration, Ravi ji. Thank you.

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      @Ravi, "I feel the best "prize" for any budding or even experienced writer is to get a loyal set of readers who can help to propagate their talent", so true

      Blessings smile

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 13 months ago

    Even if it was true that most writers want prizes, HubPages would not be the way to pursue that goal.

    1. Tanmoy Acharya 100 profile image69
      Tanmoy Acharya 100posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Self Publishing | Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

  7. emge profile image81
    emgeposted 13 months ago

    Couldn't understand your theme. To me, it doesn't matter if nobody comments and I don't win any prizes.

  8. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 13 months ago

    Yes, Misbah, this is discipleship, loosely speaking. I say something, you are inspired to share with others and the light increases from a few to many. You and I affect the world, by the vibrations (Energy) /Consciousness, that we offer to the world. Humanity needs Love.

    I write for that reason: to serve, to inspire, motivate, elevate or awaken ... reach the Heart. I have no other motive.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Highly appreciated, mi hermano
      So true, I have always respected you for this beautiful nature of yours.
      Stay happy and healthy
      paz y bendiciones

 
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