Hello, New, Not quite sure how it works here yet :)

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  1. Eileen R profile image66
    Eileen Rposted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone, I just joined up and am getting my bearings.

    A nice surprise was getting a message as a welcome from another Hubber. The funny thing was I didn't know / don't know how to reply! It was a Fan Page message I guess.

    I've made only one HubPage so far, so I don't think I've found my writing voice stride. I'm not sure if I should be more conversational, more hard core journalistic or strictly artistic?

    Or can HubPages be anything goes?

    At any rate, it's fun poking around!

    ~ Eileen

    1. wytegarillaz profile image74
      wytegarillazposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi , Research is the key > I have learnt a lot by looking  up the hub pages frequent questions asked ! you will find everything you need to know !

      1. Eileen R profile image66
        Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I've been away doing just that! smile

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

      Hi and welcome!  HubPages can be anything you like, it just depends on your goals.

      If you're here to write for the HubPages community, you can write any way you please. Just bear in mind that the social aspects of Hubbing (like reading each other's Hubs, commenting, following etc) are just a way to foster community, and don't help you earn income from the site.

      If you're here to earn from your writing, you'll do that by writing to attract visitors who arrive via the search engines.  They're the ones who will click on your ads! 

      The highest-earning Hubbers write product-focussed Hubs (the best example is Nelle Hoxie).   You can also choose to write about subjects that interest you, but give some thought to what angle you'll take - consider what people are likely to be looking for.  Hubbers like Relache (who pays her rent with her Hub income) and Maddie Ruud are good examples of that style.

      Hard core journalistic pieces don't have much success on Hubpages, mainly because they're likely to be about highly topical subjects.  Hubs tend to earn better and better as they get older - and if you choose a subject that dates quickly, you won't get that benefit.

      Final tip - you can have as many links as you like in your profile, so why not list your websites?  In time, your profile will gain some decent PR and the backlinks will be worth having.

      1. Eileen R profile image66
        Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow what a nice, detailed reply!

        I like the product focused tip, you've got me thinking... I write reviews for some of my sites so I can do that here as well with perhaps a broader focus than my niche sites allow.

        I've observed myself that long lived topics do seem to pay off too.

        I'll add my links to my profile as well.

    3. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages! smile

      1. Eileen R profile image66
        Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank You!

        1. masaa profile image61
          masaaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          write anything you ever wanted to say. this is a good place to speak you mind.

    4. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Eileen-welcome to HubPages!  Don't worry about your writing voice, it comes with time.  And more writing! smile

      1. Eileen R profile image66
        Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks smile Yes, more writing is in my future I see, hehe

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Welcome, and stop by the Learning Center so you can come up to speed and know how the HubPages works.

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm  a Dark Lord of the Sith is welcoming me. I better do as he says wink

      1. Joy56 profile image76
        Joy56posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        he is the boss

  3. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Just plain welcome!  You'll get the hang of it!  (watch out for snakes)

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Snakes!

  4. cupid51 profile image73
    cupid51posted 8 years ago

    Eileen, A very warm welcome to HubPages! We all are here like a family, so don't hesitate to share anything you like!

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can see that, quite a response!

  5. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Hi!  and Welcome. big_smile

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi and thank you!

  6. Freya Cesare profile image78
    Freya Cesareposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages. smile

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Freya smile

  7. profile image0
    sunrise2012posted 8 years ago

    Im brand new to Hub Pages as well, some really interesting advice in this thread, Cheers smile

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yay, we're the incoming class of July 2010!

      Agreed, good advice here.

  8. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 8 years ago

    yes we are like a family, i am the grandma, so i will watch over you.... welcome.

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aww thank you smile

  9. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, Eileen and Sunrise!

    You've gotten some great advice here already. As Darkside said, start by reading up a little bit in the Learning Center. Once you've read the basics, don't be afraid to ask questions. There's always the "Need Help, Ask Here" forum for general questions, or the "Extreme Makeover" forum where you can put your hubs out there for other hubbers to review and lend advice.

    Whether you're here to make money or just to write and meet some awesome people, you're bound to have some fun.

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I think I'll try to do both (make money and write and meet awesome people).

  10. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    Welcome Eileen;

    You're sure to find your fellow Hubbers very supportive.  We've all been there before, after all.  We're a compassionate bunch too, so if you're having any trouble, just pick one of these forums...we're here for ya.  At the same time, many of us don't take things too seriously either, so have fun too.

    If you read a good sampling of the articles here, you'll find everything from heartfelt to hilarious, and anything in between.  So just write what you know, or anything you're passionate about.  You'll soon be getting comments on your hub articles...and followers.  Go for it smile

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think one of the things I need to get used to is the formatting of the forums and how to find articles. I noticed that HubPages seems to be pushing Hubs according to my interests but I always like to just browse around as well.

  11. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    come on Eileen , you are one of us now. Enjoy yourself here

    1. timorous profile image84
      timorousposted 8 years agoin reply to this
      1. thirdmillenium profile image61
        thirdmilleniumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I could never distinguish between Starland Vocal band's afternoon delight and dexy's midnight Runners come on Eileen  I don't know why.

        Perhaps they are both so out-of-ordinary

        Are afternoon and midnight same in your part of the world?

        1. Eileen R profile image66
          Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          LOL!  And how can you forget Save Ferri's cover of Come On Eileen?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCzWPBR30Nk

          I'm partial to Dexy's version myself.

          Hey... If I have to have a song, that one ain't so bad.

  12. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    Hi Eileen, Welcome to HP!

    1. Eileen R profile image66
      Eileen Rposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi and thank you!

  13. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! smile

  14. Derek D profile image58
    Derek Dposted 8 years ago

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:gsxgLYcLdBMQ-M:http://idealdesignevents.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/welcome_sign_1.jpg
    Hubpages is a great community..........Hope you enjoy it cool

  15. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Welcome!

  16. profile image0
    T_Diamondposted 8 years ago

    Awesome! Another hubber joining in. We'll see you around!

  17. Kyriana profile image68
    Kyrianaposted 8 years ago

    Welcome,

    I've been here about a month and have learned so much from the community of writers here. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. There are some great hubs about monetizing and gaining followers. I'm sure you'll like it here.

    See you around the forum,
    Kyriana

 
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