i'm pretty new to hubpages. i have posted 24 hubs and been to the forums. i reply and i post. but it seems as though no one is ever interested in what i have to say. i don't care about making fans but i was kind of hoping to make some friends. even though i keep replying and posting i get treated like the wall flower everyone ignores. this is bumming my vibes. i would like someone to to tell me what i'm doing wrong because i thought i was pretty helpful and friendly in the forum. i also have some funny hubs.
if you don't want me to post more just say so. right now it feels like my words are falling on deaf ears. i get enough of that at home. i've already been my friendliest even posted in the forums "salutations" still no one hears me. i want to make hubpages my everyday hangout but it seems like i hang byself lately. will someone atleast give me feed back on this post? i'm dying for replys.
Sometimes I feel that way too. I guess it just takes time for your name to be noticed and recognized. I had some fun here the other day on the yo mama post but I was at work and could not stay and play very long. It will happen don't get discouraged. Add a photo of something even if its not of you that might help also.
Hello. I haven't seen you in the forums before. Try posting a topic in the forums that might generate some interest & interaction with others - rather than a complaint.
You could try uploading an avatar photo. A photo makes readers feel more connected to you.
As for your forum visits, I don't think I've ever seen you in the forums? Perhaps try to be a little more active?
You do have a decent HubScore though so, people must be reading your hubs. If they don't comment, they still read it.
Anyway, don't give up. Be more active in the forums. Feel free to goof around. Upload an avatar photo. Um... otherwise, you're doing well
I know you!!
We have communicated in some threads. Your awesome!!
oK WELL that I know who you are welcome and good luck..I will check out some of your hubs ,and take the advise to put some great pics up..it catches peoples eyes and makes us wonder what you have to say..Hub on fellow hubber
aw dont feel so down , just keep chattin and keep writin and we will all become your friend as we get to know you
hi Lecie !
Go and pick an avatar !
That's the first thing you should do.
And come back and post in all the threads you're interested in. I'm sure you'll get lots of replies in no time !
I felt like that my first 2-3 weeks here..then some people got to know me a bit and things picked up after that. There are still some who it seems make a point of ignoring me but it's there loss for not seeing the honest and kind person I am.
You can post your hub links for constructive criticism in Extreme hub makeover:
Keep participating in forum threads and write quality hubs. You are bound to be noticed. Be fan of Hubbers. They generally reciprocate.
I am going to visit your hubs right now.
Just make your avatar a pair of breasts then you can spout any old inane shite and you'll still be guaranteed a million replies!
Oh... I'll talk to you. Why dont you email me. If I can help, I will! I mean it! EMAIL ME! *wink*
Sorry you're feeling unwelcome here at HP. You might want to post an avatar, it doesn't have to be your real pic. It may seem silly but people attract and relate to avatars..
Without an avatar it just seems that you're passing through and people don't want to build relationships with passers by. Hope this helps and Welcome to HP.
I don't remember seeing you on here before either. I'll go read your articles. Welcome. Post a good Avatar!
Hey i just checked out a couple of your hubs, nine of them have pictures either. People will stay around longer with eye catching images to look at. Ever heard the saying eye appeal is buy appeal. The ones I read were catchy. Oh Yeah and I was told you should also respond to the comments left on your hubs, after all its all about interaction.
That's right, this is a great community and if you want to be noticed you have to take it to them..lol go comment on hubs, fan the ones you like and when you get updates to their new hubs, comment on those too. It took me 2 weeks when I first started here to get 2 fans, but then I realized that HP is a real community and I needed to treat it as such.
Welcome. I'm relatively new, too, though I can't say I've experienced the same feelings as you. Sorry to hear that.
Here are a few more suggestions:
1) Send messages via the "contact [name]" link on a hubber's profile page to the people with whom you feel you have something in common. Say, "Hi, I'm Lecie, a newbie on HP. Your profile is interesting. I see we have the love of children's writing in common..." or something like that.
2) Understand that HP is NOT a blogging site. I agree with your agent that you'll need to build an online presence and following -- and starting your OWN blog is a good way to do that. HP is not.
3) Write hubs that generate a broad audience with topics that you think will be interesting "to the masses." I've looked at 4 or 5 of your hubs and they are all poetry-type hubs. There is a big audience for poetry, but pay attention to the topic of that poetry. Write on things you know about, like the publishing industry. A hub called "How to Land a Literary Agent," for example, seems right down your alley. It will pull a larger audience than "Moving Rapidly"
4) Read other hubs. Leave comments.
5) Some readers won't read hubs that don't use traditional rules for writing: Capital sentences, correct grammar and punctuation, etc. It's a personal preference, but one that you might re-consider.
One more comment: Maybe you are getting more attention that you realize? Do a search for all of your posts, then look at the replies you've received in the forums. For example: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/37775#post864455 generated direct responses to/for you. Right? Same thing here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/37626#post858016, a response that starts with "Thanks Lecie," written by the OP.
One more idea:
Add more info to your profile page. Tell us more about yourself. It will give other hubber's an idea as to whether they have common interests, etc.
It just takes time, improve your profile, post a picture, and provide a bit more information about your aspirations to be a childrens writer.
A profile picture gives people on the forum an easy way to identify your username and your posts with your online persona, when people easily spot your profile image, they will associate it with you, and pay mroe attention to you
It is easy for your content to get swamped by all the other hubs being pubclished, however as you gain more followers you should see an increase in your comments and how people perceive you!
(hokey your awsome too )
i have been trying to figure out how to upload a pic. for days. i will keep trying. i don't think technology likes me
but i have alot of patience so i'll keep trying
hey everyone i uploaded my first image...not very good but i'm still trying for a photo.
oh no, I like this one! I think it's a better one than I have. lol I don't know where to find the cool pics like a lot of other hubbers have. I got mine off my Photoshop disc! lol
Do a search on make a free avatar, play with their program. When you have something you like, take a screen shot and put it in paint crop the part you like and there you go a cool looking avatar.
I have posted most of my pictures of my own.
this was a freeze.com logo that was on my computer when i bought it.lol
i finally got an avatar. i don't think i'm ever going to figure out the built in webcam. i hope my avatar is good enough for all of you.
Hey Lecie! I was talking with you on your "Megashark" thread the other night--I loved it that someone else even watched those type of movies, lol...
Welcome, and love the avatar!
Lecie, on one of your Hubs you say you're finding blogging hard. That's partly because this isn't a blogging site.
HubPages is a good place to get noticed, but your Hubs need more "meat". Blog posts are short and chatty, Hubs are more like articles in a magazine.
If you're here to promote your work, think about what your potential readers would be interested in. Write some articles related to your book or books.
Rochelle Frank is a children's writer. Here's an article she wrote telling how she got the idea for her book:
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Catch-a- … w-Whet-Owl
and here's a review that another Hubber wrote:
Poetry doesn't attract a big audience. If you want to write poetry Hubs, I suggest adding images and a "blurb" about the motivation for the poem, to make it more substantial.
You can always start a blog as well for your personal thoughts, and linking it to your Hubpages account.
That way when you have a specific topic you want to write about you can bring it to hubpages, and even monetize it, if you want to vent, you could bag a post up on your blog.
You would be surprised at how much benefit you will get from having a blog and a hubpages account linking to each other
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