what is hub and how to start a hub?

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  1. Rainbowgifts profile image55
    Rainbowgiftsposted 8 years ago

    I am a newer,and I want to know what is hub and how to start it.

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Think of a hub as a freelance journalism article - on any topic you wish. Some topics get more traffic and more money than others.

      http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/2-1- … -and-tags/

      You can fill it with content such as text, pictures, videos, polls, news and more.

      Read some other hubber's hubs on the topic - there are many good ones if you browse around.

    2. profile image0
      RoyZwamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can start a hub by first picking a topic.
      You can choose whatever you like, if you are a big fan of Michael Jackson for example, write a hub about him.
      You can write everything, from his hair color to your favorite song.
      From his song list to his family, seriously everything.

      Like WryLilt said you can add text, pictures, polls etc.
      It's like an article for a house magazine.

      1. Rainbowgifts profile image55
        Rainbowgiftsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks,RoyZwam.one more question,whether I can have hub only one or I cam have many hubs in future?

        1. profile image0
          RoyZwamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You can make as many hubs as you want!

          1. Rainbowgifts profile image55
            Rainbowgiftsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Understand.Thank you very much.

    3. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seriously?  I shouldn't even justify your request with an answer...do you not bother to read the TOS ot help pages to find out what a site is about before you join it?  You will not get any help here from the people "in the know" unless you can at least show that you've put some effort in to learning what HubPages is about on your own, then if you have technical questions there are plenty of great hubbers here that would be willing to help.

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think we all were in this position once, Lily Rose. I thought my first hub was a blog/profile of sorts and only wrote a few hundred words - about myself.

        Fortunately the two nice hubbers who commented weren't scathing - they were very nice, welcomed me and led me in the right direction so I didn't get scared off too fast.

        1. Bill Manning profile image73
          Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yup I did the same thing, wrote a nice intro all about myself for my first hub, thinking it was an "about me" page, lol!

        2. Lily Rose profile image86
          Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sorry, but I beg to differ.  I do not want to start a confrontation, but I strongly feel that anyone who joins a site should do the initial legwork themselves - heck, your own profile says: "If you are new to hubpages I recommend you read quick guide to hubpages,..."  Sure, it links to your hub, but the point is that you recommend that new hubbers read a how to - how is that different from what I am saying?

          Like I said previously, there are a lot of great hubbers here that are more than willing to help someone who asks relevant help questions - but I can tell you without a doubt that the best hubbers that help people here would agree with me. 

          I had a lot of questions when I first started, too, and they were answered here in the forums, whether I asked the question of searched for a relevant forum thread; however, I took the time to read what Hubpages was about and I didn't ask a stupid question like "What is a hub and how do I make one?"

          1. WryLilt profile image91
            WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I guess after working in retail... you learn that the most cultured, intelligent looking person can ask very silly questions.  smile

        3. Mrvoodoo profile image61
          Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I couldn't agree more.  And there's no reason why the forums shouldn't be a new hubbers first port of call when trying to find answers.  And they will usually be pointed in the right direction when doing so.

          If a hubber doesn't want to be helpful or feels that the question being asked is beneath them, then they are free to ignore it completely and move on.

          1. Lily Rose profile image86
            Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I agree with the forums being a great place to ask for help, but not the first place a new hubber should go to ask what a hub is! 

            I never said that I was unwilling to be helpful, just that I expect someone asking for help to put a little effort into learning a little something before asking for help - it's not like there's any difficulty in doing a little reading to find out what a hub is, especially once you've joined the site.  And it's pretty obvious from the original poster's question that he/she has put no effort at all into educating himself...

            Just review his posts here - he even asks if he can only have one hub or many more - seriously!

    4. warchild75 profile image79
      warchild75posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cant believe people have replied seriously to this!!

  2. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I did my homework!  I read forum posts and 'how to' hubs for 4 or 5 weeks before I joined the site, and another week before I wrote my first hub.  I have never stopped reading. 

    There may be a few nice and tolerant hubbers who will post a nice reply to such a 'tell me everything because I can't be bothered to do my homework' post. 

    I must agree with Lily Rose in that the serious hubbers who can offer serious and valuable advice, are not going to bother. 

    Why not ask for links to the best getting started resources?

    1. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Rose Mary - maybe Wrylilt just needed to hear it from someone else!  You said it better than I did!

      1. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry still can't agree. I've come to the conclusion that you first assume every person is an idiot and allow them to upgrade their reputation from there. Obviously you two have a higher opinion of the average human's intellect!

  3. Lily Rose profile image86
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    To automatically assume everyone is an idiot doesn't say much for your intellect, WryLilt.  I give people a chance, but if they prove to be idiots off the bat they do not get my vote.  I have very little tolerance for stupidity.

    I'll say it again - if someone joins a website - VOLUNTARILY! - then they are solely responsible for getting off their own ass and figuring out what it's all about.  Only after they educate themselves, even a little bit, is it ok to ask for help here.  To ask people to do the work for you is plain stupid and that type of person has no place here amongst serious hubbers who have a clue.  There's a big difference between idiocy and ignorance; I'm not sure you realize this.

    "It's better to remain silent and be thought of a fool then to speak up and remove all doubt."

  4. Neil Ashworth profile image46
    Neil Ashworthposted 8 years ago

    The most amusing and indeed sad part is how much time people have wasted arguing about whether or not to offer support - come on guys, get a life!

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ^ Says the man who just wasted part of his own life resurrecting and commenting on an otherwise dead thread.

 
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