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New and could use some advice...

  1. flounderingsahm profile image73
    flounderingsahmposted 7 years ago

    I joined HP a while ago but I'm now starting to get more into it.  I've written a few hubs already and have a ton of ideas for new hubs but would like some of the more experienced hubbers to take a look at what I've done so far.  If you have some free time (funny, I know) can you please look at some of the ones I've already written and let me know what you think?  I'd much appreciate it!  Thanks!


    1. Fluffymetal profile image79
      Fluffymetalposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      welcome to hubpages big_smile

      1. flounderingsahm profile image73
        flounderingsahmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Fluffymetal!  (LOVE the name!)

    2. pinkboxer profile image59
      pinkboxerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome! Your hubs are great. I suggest you add photos. Especially to that wonderful wedding hub.

      1. flounderingsahm profile image73
        flounderingsahmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  I have to dig up some pictures from my wedding to post.  Was on my mind when writing it, but completely forgot to get my old hard drive hooked up.  On my list of to-do's this weekend!

    3. Ben Evans profile image73
      Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to see you on hubpages.  I am another late bloomer.  I was here for 2 years but didnt participate much until a couple of months ago.

  2. Ivorwen profile image75
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Your hubs are nicely laid out, with good headings.

    1. flounderingsahm profile image73
      flounderingsahmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ivorwen!  I appreciate it.

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Hey there, welcome to HubPages smile

    First off - your meta tag. the grab line, the part surfers will see on the internet is: I’ve never been the girl who dreamt of her wedding day.  Honestly, growing up, I never wanted to get married.  Career, yes.  Kids, yes.  Husband, no thank you.  As we all know, life doesn’t always...

    It doesn't really 'grab'.

    It should include your keyword and related phrases. Something along the lines of: Are you looking for cheap wedding ideas? How to plan an inexpensive wedding from a real life budget bride - Unique budget wedding themes and ideas.

    Tags - too many and most are far too generic. Hone them: I'd suggest: cheap wedding, cheap wedding ideas, cheap wedding dress, cheap wedding decorations, inexspensive wedding ideas, budget wedding ideas, creative wedding ideas, cheap wedding invitations - and so on.

    If you're writing for the love of it, change nothing. Because it is written well. If you're expecting to make money, you'll have to write in order to do so. That means giving google what it wants on page.

    The keywords above are right there for all to see - related searches. That's googles way of saying 'this is what we want to see' smile

    Add a bit more media. Break the page up. Make your links open up in another window - currently they take the reader off and away from your hub.

    Good luck, whatever you do decide one.

    1. flounderingsahm profile image73
      flounderingsahmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much!  I knew, but for some reason ignores the whole 'grab' piece!  I've heard conflicting information regarding the keywords.  Originally only had the specifics, but added the more obscure, I'll stay with my gut next time.  Thanks again.

  4. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HP hope you enjoy the site.

  5. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Gidday! Great to meet you. Happy Hubbing. smile

  6. nikki1 profile image59
    nikki1posted 7 years ago

    Welcome to all you new hubbers. You just made this club even better. Have fun writing and keeping your hubs fresh in content
    and informative. Also, when you give your hub exposure Be careful on not spamming outside communities. Know there policies.
    Also, consider "Redgage". And, "Youtube" by adding your article in the about me section and some in your bulletin section.
    You can also use free classified ads for more exposure. Again,
    ask authorization before you do this with the free classified ads team.
    GOod luck to all.