Newbies come in peace ✌️

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  1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
    CherishWilson1posted 13 months ago

    Hello!

    I’ve been seeing a lot of complaints about newbies on the forums and honestly they have been pretty valid. I can’t really remember how I found hubpages, but I will admit that I was drawn in by the opportunity to start some gaining some passive income. But honestly, how can you blame a broke twenty-something arts graduate struggling in pandemic?

    After spending some time on the site, I have come to understand that hubpages really is more about creating a space for writers to form a community. I personally plan to find my niche while writing on here, accepting that consistency is key on this platform and passion comes before payment.

    I hope that many of you hubpages veterans will continue share your words of wisdom with us newbies. You never know who you may inspire!

    -signed a newbie finding love for writing again big_smile

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Cherish, we welcome newbies who are here for the reasons of which you speak. What irritates us is the spammers who come in to promote their business by way of posting articles in the forums (do they think they're flying under the radar?) and those who have absolutely no command of the English language and expect to make an income here.

      That said, I encourage you to post a profile. Tell us who you are, what you've achieved, and what you have to offer.

      Passion is not the only criteria on this platform; many have it but don't offer what organic searchers are looking for. You don't have to stick to one niche. I certainly don't, but those who do are experts in the subject and earn far more than I. However, offer the reading public information they seek, or entertainment they enjoy, and you'll do well.

      Spend time in the Learning Center, perfect your English, and practice your craft. That is the formula for success.

      I took a glance at the list of articles you've posted. Remove the word "novice" from your reviews; the word does not lend credibility at the outset. I would not read a review with the word "novice" in the title.  Either omit it all together, or substitute "consumer, honest" or something of the like.

      Good luck and welcome!

      1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
        CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the advice!

        I have been considering adding more info to my profile lately. I am just a little hesitant about the information I put online. When I first started my account here I was not sure what to make of the platform. If I am being honest, it seemed pretty sketchy  lol

    2. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HP, Cherish. As bravewarrior said, The spammers who come in to promote their businesses by posting articles in the forums irritate us.
      Our community is very beautiful and lovely. We motivate and help each other.
      Best Regards

      1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
        CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Hello!

        Yes, I can tell that it is a wonderful community. I am happy to be apart of it. I am looking forward to joining in challenges and contests if that is still a thing. When I finally found the blog section on the site today, I saw it hasn’t been updated since 2020.

    3. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages! Hope you have fun. It's a great site, I've enjoyed writing here for years.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        So do I.

      2. CherishWilson1 profile image61
        CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you! I'm happy I found the site. Hopefully my writing will improve over time.

    4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages! Wish you great times ahead!

    5. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages Cherish! I hope you will enjoy it here. Have fun.

  2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    Cherish, welcome. I agree that HubPages is a nice community.                                        Yes, the blog will be update any time Hubpages decides to.

  3. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    Make sure you spend time in the Learning Center (Help, top right).

    Also, leaving fan mail with just 'Hey' is not going to garner many followers smile No one wants that on their profile.

    1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
      CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, thanks for that tip.

      I think since joining the site, I may have left fanmail twice? So I don't think I will have to worry about pestering other hubbers.

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        It's not about pestering. If you are going to leave fan mail, then say something meaningful. The hubber is more likely to approve it and follow you back smile

        You can follow someone without leaving any comment at all, which is also fine.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yes. That I agree.

  4. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    Cherish, I agree with the raggedged.                                           In the learning center, learn well the tricks of presenting an article in good format like spelling, paragraph, grammar, and appropriate punctuation. Thanks.

    1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
      CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I will definately be taking your advice and checking out the learning center.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Cherish, you're welcome. Good luck to you.

  5. Don Bobbitt profile image92
    Don Bobbittposted 13 months ago

    I agree with bravewarrior. His points are so valid. A true Writer does not have to resort to tricks and ploys that "might", just might give them a few extra reads. Write your best, and listen to constructive criticism, when it is given; then both you and your audience will grow, over time.
    DON

    1. CherishWilson1 profile image61
      CherishWilson1posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  6. bhattuc profile image81
    bhattucposted 13 months ago

    Stay for long. Enjoy the community of hubbers. In the process some earnings might also be there.

  7. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 13 months ago

    Beautifully written, Sky. Welcome aboard. You have the right mindset. Above all, have fun while you learn, pace yourself, follow the formula and you'll succeed.

  8. CherishWilson1 profile image61
    CherishWilson1posted 13 months ago

    Thank you!

  9. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 13 months ago

    Welcome to HubPages Cherish. You're joining us at a perfect time. Since its inception, HubPages has come a long way. Three years ago, Maven took over as the publishing platform for all our niche sites. All well-written articles that offer quality for the reader get moved to the network niche sites where they fit in and gain an extra boost.

    When you take the time to study the help section, as was suggested, you'll find out about all that. A good place to start is with the "HubPages Writing Style Guide" at https://hubpageshelp.com/standards/HubP … tyle-Guide

    Good luck. I think you'll do fine.

  10. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    Hi Cherish, welcome to HubPages and the community. You have the right attitude and are the type of newbie who is welcome here. Follow the advice given and you will do well. Good luck and enjoy your stay.

  11. profile image0
    Mark Devollposted 12 months ago

    Another newbie here and I'm trying to learn as much as I can as I go!

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Mark, HP recommends you use a real photo of yourself for your profile pic. The zombie thing is kind of off-putting and type-casts you from the outset.

      Just sayin'.....

      1. profile image0
        Mark Devollposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for letting me know.  I was unaware of that!  I will try to put up a real photo soon, even though my face is scarier than the zombie!

        1. CYong74 profile image97
          CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          As a huge fan of the movies you wrote about, I can understand your original intention. (I guess). But other than what bravewarrior highlighted, Google and advertisers will sometimes restrict ads because of "shocking images." For Hubs, your profile image seldom shows but it's an area to be careful about when using screengrabs.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

            I just take note of this Gongle and advertisers thing just now.                                           I had not realized that a scarry zombie picture can negatively affect the monitization of an article or a website.                                              Our newbie friend photo looks more like an invading pirate from the  Caribbean!

          2. profile image0
            Mark Devollposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you!   I temporarily changed it to a less shocking image!

            1. CYong74 profile image97
              CYong74posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              This one feels in line with content dealing with horror movies. smile

            2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              OMG? It's so horrifying!

            3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Mark, you promise 'to put up a real photo'. But is what we're seeing is not a likenes of the real you. It's more like a ghost! Try putting up the real stuff.                                                    Once again, welcome to hubpages.

              1. Misbah786 profile image87
                Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                The photo should be unique or any that you have taken yourself. It's not compulsory to have to be of you.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
                  Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                  Misbah786, right? Yes, that I agree.                                Seriously, had you read through his previous post before changing the zombie and pirate like image to the horror portrait, Mark, promised to 'put up a real photo of' himself soon.                                      But what we're seeing is a ghost effigy.                                              Misbah786, can you recalled how Bev advice you to change your imposed figure to a real one? Tell us what happen. Much thanks.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image87
                    Misbah786posted 12 months agoin reply to this

                    Miebakagh, I can't see anywhere that he promised to put his own photo he said he will try to. After changing he said he changed it temporarily. You cannot force anyone to put their own photo. I recommended him what BevG recommended me that The photo should be unique or any that you have taken yourself. It's not important to have to be of you. She said it should not be generic. Shauna (Bravewarrior) asked him once as recommended and I completely understand what she advised to Mark was nice but I believe, you can't keep on questioning someone the same thing again and again.

        2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          ha ha ha!...eh eh eh!

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Mark, welcome to hubpages. Good luck here.

 
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