unpublished hubs....

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    Hi folks...

      I am in the middle of writing 2 new hubs which are requiring some research and some tracking down of public domain photos.

      In the meantime, I have finished the text of one of them, and imported it, but left it unpublished.  My questions, then:

    1)  Is there a time limit on leaving it in unpublished status while I search for the rest of the material, and
    2)  How can it already show me 2 page views, when it hasn't even been published yet?  (Cueing up Twilight Zone music....)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Those are your own views, so you can switch off the Twilight Zone music!

      You can leave Hubs unpublished as long as you like.  I do it quite a lot - when I get an idea for a Hub, I simply "start a new Hub" and save it empty.  Of course, I get a warning when I do that, but it's irrelevant while the Hub's unpublished so I know I can ignore it.

      Then, instead of having my Hub idea on a piece of paper which I can ignore or lose, the Hub stares balefully at me every time I open my Statistics page, and there's a chance I will feel so guilty I will eventually write the darn thing...

    2. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've had one unpublished for well over a year (I actually use it to plant photos that I link in forums sometimes) lol.

      The page views are probably you opening it.

    3. lrohner profile image79
      lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey MsLizzy,

      Just my two cents here, but if you're pretty finished with the text and are just waiting to pretty it up, I would just publish it. First...I know that I am already counting down to the holidays, and you want as much age on your hubs as you can by the time the shopping season starts. Second...Google actually likes you to go back and edit your hubs. Every time you make a change to it, Google thinks "Fresh content! Woot!"

      If you're in it just for the joy of writing and to share your thoughts with other Hubbers, disregard everything I just said. smile

  2. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years ago

    Oh--ok, thanks, folks!  Didn't know it would count my own views especially before publication.  How odd!  ;-) 

    BTW..(unrelated question)  How does everyone get the 'real' smileys to show up in comments, instead of just the punctuation symbols that represent the faces??  ;-)

    1. Shadesbreath profile image82
      Shadesbreathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you using British colons and semi colons or American ones?

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      British and Aussie semicolons are fine-- when you push the reply button-- look to the lower right and click "formatting tips"-- among them you will find ways to use 'smileys' and other good things.
      smile    big_smile   tongue  wink

  3. Ohma profile image71
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Under the box you type into to post it says formatting tips. Click on it and it shows you.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
      DzyMsLizzyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      oic..thank you!  (And I'm using American punctuation)...  oh, gotta run..cat behind the blinds on desk!!  BAAADDD Kittty!!


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