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  1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    I haven't been connected here for very long.  I connected to write about what's on my mind and over time not sure how those thoughts will evolve.  I've looked at a few hubs and it looks like stuff is being marketed?  Is that the primary purpose here?  secondary?  Enlighten me....Thanks.  NB - guess i haven't surfed around enuf. figure some of you can answer in a few short sentences.

    1. Pandoras Box profile image66
      Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's your choice. Alot of people write poetry or short stories, other people write to market, and some write about other stuff, politics, religion, philosophy, whatever works for you.

      If you want to make money online, you're going to have to market.

      But if you don't care if you make money or not, then it's all good. (Sex and violence excluded, of course.)

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  better to kno....

        1. Pandoras Box profile image66
          Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Either way, get titles and use paragraphs. Good stuff. Touched and disturbed. Never would have read it and met Meagan under those titles. Never would have clicked on it.

          You write well.

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            that's okay - 4 now it's for me to get it out and if someone touches in, that's okay 2. don't know where my thoughts will go - but it is just 4 the purpose of writing my thoughts as they flow.  i've no expectations.  don't know how to work the site very well - will figure that out sometime....1 step at at time 4 me.... i'm sure there is editing to do, just not now..... like a diary........

  2. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    Hubpages is primarily a dating site.. where writers can meet other writers in a comfortable and safe environment, get to know each other, and eventually meet for casual affairs.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      there u r - figured i'd get an honest response from u..thanks for making my morning  again smile

      1. Greek One profile image74
        Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        no problem,, figured lots of the folks around you in BC would be kinda down today based on the results of last night's hockey match smile

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i'm sure i will hear a lot of comments today...and the flags hanging from cars may or may not be taken down today.  guess that's why i didn't hear any news about Vancouver exploding with crazy antics from hoards of fans in their downtown core....

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            was pretty quiet in the hood....noooooo one even mentioned hockey.  smile

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image79
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Firstly welcome to HP, secondly as long as you write good origial content it can be about whatever you like. (But no incouraging gambling or explicit content and stuff like that) Some people are very good at making money from their hubs (I'm not one of them) and there are other things like SEO and keywords you might want to think about. (again though I'm not an expert) I would recomend reading hubs about hubpages by other hubbers, as they have some really good advice. Other then that just enjoy writing I guess. smile

  4. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 8 years ago

    I try to write about everything: personal, poetry, facts, holidays, working on entertainment and fashion.  I try to fit in amazon where appropriate.  No luck with it though

  5. goldenpath profile image72
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    HubPages is an excellent place to express oneself through writing.  It removes the old obstacle of the long process of being "published" as in times of old.  Though, the "published" world is still slow in acknowledging the credibility of actual writers on the internet.  The allure of financial gain through writing on the internet is real and valid.  As long as it's creative there is nothing wrong with marketing a product here.  It actually opens up new areas of writing as I've come to learn recently. 

    However, it is therapeutic in a way.  If you want an enema or a good dose of laxative just hang around the forums a while and express a few odd views.  You'll get a cleansing like you won't believe.  Let's just say that after seven months on HubPages I am proud to proclaim that I am squeaky clean! smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that's funny...

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages smile I would say, write about what you know best and passionate about. Will be easier and natural. HP provides the platform and is up to the author how they want to use it as long as it isnt against the TOS. Visit other authors and see how they write, lay out their writing, tags used, etc. You will find your own voice and subjects too. smile most of all, as said in another forum, have fun. big_smile

 
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