I joined a blog site that just isn't straightforward. The name of this site is Hubpages. Oh they make great claims for ease of use; and the numbers of people that have succeeded to actually write an upload something suggests that there must be a way of achieving my minor ambition. All that I want to do is be faced with a blank page that I can either upload my writing as a MS Word file or write straight into. Instead I am faced with "capsules". My blood pressure pills came in capsules - do I swallow the ones on Hubpages? I might as well because they are otherwise completely useless to me. Not a sniff of a place to actually WRITE my words of wisdom on here nor where to find it. I am not an idiot. I have a responsible job, have used computers successfully, can drive a car and can even program my VCR. But I cannot for the life of me make head or tail of this site. I even checked the FAQs - nothing. Please someone, where do I put my words?
Open the text capsule automatically included when you start a new hub. Blank white space galore.
If you want to get more complicated, I'd be happy to help you with that as well. Just shoot me an email through the contact link on my profile. But it sounds like that's not what you're after.
You can put all material of ms word file by copy that material into the text capsule.Text capsule is same as word text document.
Open a "Text" capsule - copy and paste your text from your word file in it, save your work. Remove the photo, vid, etc other capsules you don't want by clicking the "x" in the right-hand corners.
click the PUBLISH button...
HubPages is not exactly a blog site. It might help for you to do some research within the site to read what others have written on the subject. The idea here is to write articles, not blogs. Even so, there are some people here who write their articles as if they were blog posts.
I think your biggest stumbling block is that HubPages is NOT a blog site.
Oh my....I am completly stupid when it comes to computers and have found that HP's is the easiest! I don't know what to tell you except, read the forums and how to's....good luck
Put your words in a hub. How to create a hub:
Thank you both. I have published a "test" hub and it seems to work. All I have to do now is remember what I did!
You may find this hub useful: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a- … the-Basics
I think once you get into the capsules and see how useful they can be by improving content, you will see the great potential and earning potential too!
Good luck and just ask this friendly community if you want more help *wink*
Welcome to Hubpages. I think we were all a little frustrated in the beginning. It gets much easier and really fun writing hubs.
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