After reading "The Paris Wife," I read "A Moveable Feast," an autobiography by Ernest Hemingway about his early days in Paris, which the author of "Paris Wife" used as a resource. I discovered Hemingway wrote an article, "Living on $1,000 a Year in Paris", in 1922 for the Toronto Star.
I read the article. Here's a link. Do you think HubPages would feature it today? Would he make revenues?
https://americanliterature.com/author/e … r-in-paris
Yes, I believe it can be "feaured" if it can be edited, given sub-titles within paragraphes, and and a search friendly title. Critically, the article was written in 1922. I found the English used near modern standard. Such words like apiece are still currently used though achiac as it convey sense. Seriously, Earnest Hemingway is a literal giant. Who should doubt is real time pratical articles failing Hubpages standards?
Hemingway wrote this article when he was dirt poor, a struggling writer. His style was unconventional, which later became la nouveaute. I am not so sure HubPages would feature it. The title works.
Topic is out of context. It appears Hemingway wrote that as a short piece for a periodical, not an entirely rare thing to do. That differs greatly from an Internet site that relies on search engine traffic and ads on the Web. Context so entirely different. Hemingway would have written in a way relevant to the format necessary. He wrote novels, articles, etc. and wrote them according to what those formats required.
I'm sure Hubpages would post it, but not sure about other avenues.
I found the article itself quite interesting.
Just like today, many places have high prices while you can find an affordable place right around the corner.
Thanks for sharing.
I enjoyed the article. It would do ok on Hub Pages, though may need expanding a bit more, and he would need to add at least three photos of Paris. It would attract readers intending to visit Paris who wanted to save money I am sure.
Hemingway could've succeeded on HubPages. He always adapted his writing style to the publication that he was writing for in his newspaper days.
However, I have my doubts as to whether he would want to write about how to fix a washing machine or make Halloween hats for children.
I think HubPages would have to create niches for war reporting, bullfighting, and heavy drinking to persuade him to sign up.
Nope. I don't think so. It has no illustrations, and it is too short.
LOL - the Internet...add more fluff. The Hemingway article is perfectly suited to give the reader what they need. No more and no less. I am sick of recipes that have 2000 words, bragging about the recipe, who ate the recipe, links to other recipes, links to what I can do with the recipe etc... before I ever see the recipe.
Hemingway wrote sparingly, that's for sure. I agree. Some of those recipes want you to scroll, scroll and scroll some more.
Everything I look at on the internet has so much fluff, it's sickening. Someone mentioned an article now needs 2000 words to rank well. That is apparently true, and why we get so much useless information, sneaking keywords into an otherwise useless extra pile of words.
Recently, I take time to edit some of my articles titles. I leave the body of the story alone. Seriously, few of the title I completely changed but related them to the story. Keyword create a search impact online. In majority of the titles, I input few key-words. The body of the storyline remain intact.
I thought it was rather droll. No personality in the text. And yes, pictures of the places he mentioned would have added to the article, but back in the day they would have been black and white and quite grainy.
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