Am I the only lucky one or are there more folks with me on this boat?

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  1. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 11 months ago

    Hello Beautiful souls,

    This month, I submitted two of my articles to network sites and have yet to hear back from the editors. They did not accept or reject it, and I did not receive any emails stating that the articles had been placed in the editing queue. The strange thing is that I emailed them five days ago to inquire about the status of the submission, but they never answered.

    Furthermore, for the last 6 or 7 months, they've placed 5 of my articles in their editing queue. I also haven't seen any progress on those articles either.

    I used to read 10-15 articles every day until HP removed the comment section from hubs. Nowadays, I just get to read 3-5 articles per day (by those I follow and those who follow me) because I feel only a few writers are writing. It's amusing that even when many people aren't contributing, the editors still don't have time to revise the fresh and previously submitted articles.

    Wondering..... Why? Is it something that just I'm experiencing? I'm curious to know.

    Thank you so much!

    Blessings!

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, I read in another forum similar complaints. No word about articles submitted to niche sites weeks ago. I am very tardy at submitting  articles as I still have over 100 on HubPages, but the last one I submitted in October only took about one week to be approved. I should submit another and see.
      It is a good point..with less articles being written you think staff would have more time. Maybe they are working so hard on perfecting the return of comments that they don’t have time for anything else. Or maybe  the cookie monster is devouring whole articles now.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Lol! Yes, that cookie monster. tongue

        John, this is the first time I've experienced this problem. Whenever I've submitted an article before, they've always responded within 7-10 days, but I'm not sure what's going on with these two articles. Thank you for your kind response.

        Lots of Blessings, dear friend smile

    2. chef-de-jour profile image95
      chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi there Misbah. In my experience HP's editing process has always been a little bit hit and miss but in the end they always get there, somehow. You'll need to be patient and from time to time you might just want to send them an email as a gentle kick up the butt. In an ideal world every article submitted would be checked and published within a day or two, to alleviate writer's angst!! I'd probably be suspicious of an editing process that was too quick however, so, whilst delays are a pain I welcome a few days wait in a queue that I know will eventually give me my turn. Having said that, I did grow a bit frustrated recently when three articles of mine were in limbo for about a fortnight, just lingering, when all  want for them is to be out there earning for me and HP! I didn't stop writing fresh articles - I like to publish one or two a month if I can - and was pleasantly surprised when all three were edited within a day or two (plus another that went through with HubPro) and on Owlcation. As I say, HP's editing has never been regularly consistent. It's like you bumpng into a friend in town oe day, then not bumping into a friend for three weeks, then bumping into four friends within an hour! If in a day or two you're still left dangling I'd email them with a polite reminder. Good luck.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I like that friends example... Lol! big_smile.  Yes, it is like that! I have sent them an email regarding these two and about 3 times regarding the articles that are placed in the queue and they never responded.

        However once I noticed that I sent them an email regarding the articles they placed in the queue along with the links. They clicked all the links on the same day from a referral link (gmail), and from the same location. Thanks to Google analytics... Lol! big_smile. Still those articles are in the editing queue and they didn't notify me anything. That's strange! neutral

        Thanks for your very kind response.
        Blessings to you!!

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 11 months ago

    It's not just you Misbah. There are several issues assailing writers, but that's been the case for a long time.

    We are only allowed to submit articles to niche sites at the rate of one every 15 days, so your "This month, I submitted two of my articles to network sites . . ." appears to break that rule, it being only December 6.

    Inconsistences over the length of time it takes to process our work are common. I have an article I submitted to a niche site at least six weeks ago and there's no word on it. On the other hand, I submitted an article to HP last week and it was put on a niche within 24 hours.

    I counsel patience.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I submitted my first article on November 8th, and the second was submitted 15 days later. This way, the month will finish tomorrow. I said this month, indicating a period of 30 days. Lol! big_smile Thanks for pointing out smile
      Yes, patience is the key. I appreciate your very kind response.
      Blessings always!

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Rupert, I completely agree with you in that. It's one article every two weeks.                                  My submission two months ago is yet to bear any response.

  3. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 11 months ago

    Sometimes it takes a day or two to hear back, and sometimes it is weeks later.  The last one I submitted, they responded that they were already considering it for a niche site.  So I tried to submit another one, and they said I had to wait 15 days.  No word yet on the one they were already considering.  I think that patience is the key.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, Peggy, you are right. Patience is the key. smile

      No word yet on the one they were already considering. This is even more strange.

      Thank you for your very kind response.

      Blessings always!!

  4. bhattuc profile image80
    bhattucposted 11 months ago

    My experience is that if the article is good enough they themselves move it to the niche site. But when we apply for it then they have to review it thoroughly and then probably the delay starts. There might be so many requests for shifting from so many writers and we do not know as how many full time editors are there to attend to it.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      You are right, Sir. I think patience is the only key. I appreciate your very kind and generous response. Thanks a lot! smile
      Blessings always!!

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
    PaulGoodman67posted 11 months ago

    I have one I submitted 5 or six weeks ago, maybe longer. No response. I was thinking of emailing to ask for an update...

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, maybe try to send them an email to ask for an update.

      I also sent them an email..... But they never responded sad  Seems like they are super busy.

      Blessings!!

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
        PaulGoodman67posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        My suspicion is that they're focused on the shift over from Maven to the Arena set up.

        We don't know how that will affect us but making everything into three categories can't help but lead to a restructure, as far as I can see.

        The niches in their present state may not be with us much longer?

        1. Misbah786 profile image87
          Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I see. I think that The Arena Group has a very bright future. smile

          Let's just hope for good!
          Blessings to you!!

          1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
            PaulGoodman67posted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I hope you're right about Arena. Maven didn't seem to work out that well, certainly for writers' views and earnings.

            What's the email address for contacting editors to ask what's happening? editors@hubpages.com?

            It's a long time since I wrote to them. Hehe!

            1. Misbah786 profile image87
              Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, it's editors@hubpages.com smile

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
                Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                But how about team@hubpages.com (?).

                1. Misbah786 profile image87
                  Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  The email you shared is for the HP team (Staff). The one that Paul and I shared is for the HubPages editors. smile
                  Stay Blessed!

  6. Moondot1822 profile image94
    Moondot1822posted 11 months ago

    Salam Misbah, 
     
    You are not alone. big_smile
     
    But the difference is that they edited one of my articles within one week, and another one was selected for Hubpro editing, and I hope it will also take only one week. They always send me notifications via email about the editing process. But this time, the hubpro editing notice can be seen on top of my articles when I open "My account."

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Moon,

      I can't see anything like hubpro notice on the top of my articles when I open "My Account". neutral They are probably testing our patience...Lol!! Or maybe they are too busy..  not sure!

      Thanks for your kind response smile

      Blessings and Love, dear sister

  7. profile image0
    hubber8893posted 11 months ago

    Hi Misbah,

    Thank you for posting informative updates about the HP. Let me tell you about the recent experience when one of my articles was accepted for Hubpro. I published the article on November 4th and received an email about the entry of my article into the review queue on November 5th. The article was extensively reviewed by the editors on November 7th (Sunday) and then published on the niche site. That was the first time an article was accepted for a niche site on a non-working day. I think the staff may have been very busy these days.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image72
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Every day, is a day for editors to read, write, and do editorial work.                                And, should it happen that the day(a 12 hour period) isn't enough, or work can't be done, the calm night(another 12 hours), is there to sort issues out.

    2. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for the interesting update, Sourav. I once got two articles accepted for a niche on Saturday in October. But never seen it happening on Sunday. That's something new and interesting. Yes, maybe they are busy with something more important...

      Blessings to you!!

  8. Eurofile profile image94
    Eurofileposted 11 months ago

    I too have found the process inconsistent. I have submitted one today, so will wait and see what happens. It is encouraging to know that we are all in this together.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, Liz, we are all in this together... smile
      Blessings always!!

 
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