Could Hemingway pass HubPages standards?

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  1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 12 months ago

    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

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      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?

      1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
        Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          "I am not so sure HubPages would feature it." If it is re-edit, it can be feature. I am sure of that. Thanks.

    2. NateB11 profile image88
      NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 12 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Wonder Wisdom may pass on it. True, people are looking for affordable ways to travel. Hemingway would know, they were poorer than dirt, barely surviving.

  3. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 12 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I didn't even think about the photos. It is too short. Today, the article would be $1000 a week?

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image94
    PaulGoodman67posted 12 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Bullfighting topic is a good idea with an article on what to drink before, during and after a bullfight.

  5. TessSchlesinger profile image86
    TessSchlesingerposted 12 months ago

    Nope. I don't think so. It has no illustrations, and it is too short.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I thought it was too short. Add more info about the parks as inexpensive places to visit.

  6. Solaras profile image95
    Solarasposted 12 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hemingway wrote sparingly, that's for sure. I agree. Some of those recipes want you to scroll, scroll and scroll some more.

      1. Solaras profile image95
        Solarasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
          Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I know!

        2. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          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.

  7. bravewarrior profile image90
    bravewarriorposted 11 months ago

    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.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image88
      Kenna McHughposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. I was bland. Pictures would have helped. But, I think he was just trying to make some money, not write a great article.

 
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