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Few read and respond to 'em.
I love my "followers," and I read some of their stuff. It takes time, thought, perseverence and concern to write a good in depth, profound "hub."
Few things in this
nutty" world crammed with "nutty" people inspire me anymore. It ALL seems to be pretty much a waste.....comments?
Hub followers are the least of my audience/reader/visitor concerns. No offense meant to them, but I know for a fact that they are a small fraction of my traffic, and are not the people clicking on advertisements. They also are a very small component of my commenters.
Really, the nutty people coming to my Hubs don't originate on this site and the fact that they come no matter what I seem to write about is kinda inspiring.
You get lots of comments as far as I am concerned. Why complain? The question is more what you learn from them, and whether you have anything new to say. You are a writer, not an entertainer, supposedly.
I dont know about others but i go to see the new published hubs of whom i follow and read and comment if i find the topic interesting.
I don't write Hubs for pleasure or personal gain...
i write about things that NEED to be said.. for the benefits of mankind and for future generations...
Take for example my 7 part series on the life and times of Elmer Fudd, which took me 3 months of painstaking labor to complete.
If my work saves just ONE life, or helps just ONE child from going astray, then my job would have been complete. (If it doesn't then I would just blame my lack of knowledge re: SEO).
All good responses.
In fact I really do write to satisfy an inner need to express myself.
I am very pleased if others who seem to understand my "garble" read it and comment upon it.
But People, in my estimation, are, in the main, concerned more about the "trivial" than in the profundities of every facet of life that is involved in the future of we human creatures who are doing our damndest to destroy ourselves.
Yes I do get tired of reading about how to best wash the dog, or if we are living sinful lives and being judged by a mythical god thing, or "Favorite cartoon characters." etc.,etc..
What I say in my "profile" is becoming more and more obvious everyday: "I have evolved through all the various concepts of the origin and purpose of "intelligent" life on this planet. I have resolved, through the process of conscious reason, that I have perceived "THAT" which contemporary humanity is not ready or prepared to consider: "there is no "grande" plan, there is no 'caring" force. The appearance of life is strictly by chance and that the success of all life is dependent upon it's ability to adapt and evolve. Life either succeeds or fails. Either way, the universe will not "twitch.
Even well educated people I have tried to entice into a discussion of the potential reason for intelligent life to exist in a boundless and eternal cosmos, chronically refer to the mundane, shallow, tunnel visioned concepts which have been drilled into them since birth. They seem to be slaves of their egos. They cannot conceive of the notion that they are absolutely insignificant and mortal. The possiblity of immortality, at this stage of their evolution does not exist."
Maybe I'm just getting tired of "bullshit." To me it's ALL becoming, universally, naught but more of the same i.e. deleterious "BULLSHIT!
Am I just becoming jaded in my old age?
My favourite people are those who comment whilst signed out and choose, rather originally, to post as 'Anonymous' before making it very obvious that they are an experienced member of Hubpages. Only, they are never experienced enough to post through a proxy - making their identities easy to work out.
Ok, so that is only two particular people, but I still find it amusing that they continue to do this. Especially the one who has conversations with themselves in the comments box. The one that constantly praises me in the forums, before anonymously attempting to jeopardise my sales pages, isn't quite so amusing.
I don't think you are becoming jaded, maybe more realistic? I have more outside traffic than inside traffic. I get more comments if I do a hubmob topic versus a jane topic.
I write for the reasons of: being a writer - hubpages is a great place to express oneself and work on the writing craft; having a platform to promote businesses that might pay me as a client and need a space to promote them and drive traffic to their websites -- that's happened once; and to make money and test ideas which work and might make good niche websites. Yes, I'm making money -- not much and I want to start an eBook based on some of my Hubs. I keep writing and writing and writing . . . and I like the community.
I love to write. I AM writer!
I don't make money doing it.
I am writing a book on my life which is going to be quite long.
Who knows if anyone will read it or if it will even be published.
I know it'll take me another 10 yrs to finish. I'll do it for my family in the hope that one day they'll know what and who "Dad," "Grampa," and great "grampa" was. That is, even if they read it...lol
I too want to enter all my past writings and poetry.
I've never kept a diary...it'll all be from memory sumthin' like the finished product the "New Testament" was created from...lol Thanks for the response.
well, yes, it does take time to write a good hub, but I don't think they have to be profound, just well written.
most of my traffic doesn't come from hubbers and while it's nice to see their visit and comments, I would rather have the outside traffic.
I try to read at least 5 or so hubs a day, usually at night when I'm more relaxed. I've noticed lately though the quality of a couple hubbers hubs has gone down while the quantity is rising. I think it's more important to produce a well-written hub that people want to read... at least that's my preference.
qwark, write the book for your family. I now wish my parents had recorded more of their life. I have years of journals I probably should compile into a book..
Correct, all "Hub's" do not have to be profound. Many of mine are and take hours to organize and present correctly. Exercise for my aging mind. I do appreciate it when they are read and understood.
I am writing my book for the family.
My life had been so full and interesting that I don't know if if it's going to take another life time to write it...lol
I write hubs to make money and for back links, nothing more. Sorry if that sounds shallow but writing online and doing websites is what I do, it's my full time job.
Hubpages is a place to write to make money. If not then they would not offer you to make money off ads on your hubs. However if you write for the pure joy and fun of it that's fine also.
But if Hubpages made no money off our writing, they would not be here. This site is somebody's business and they run it like one.
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