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  1. profile image51
    hope60posted 10 years ago

    I am a general feature writer for newspapers and magazines. I usually write in the third person quoting experts and others involved in the story line (i.e. doctors, educators, stats, etc.) I noticed most of the Hub writing is first person with only the author's viewpoint.
    Would third person with quotes work here?

    1. Inspirepub profile image75
      Inspirepubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hope, I write in the third person unless I am telling a personal anecdote to illustrate a point (poetry Hubs excluded, of course). Or actually, I will sometimes write in the second person when writing a how-to.

      It works just fine to write in the third person. My best Hubs are written all or largely in the third person.


  2. Shirley Anderson profile image68
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    Can't see why not, although most of the hubs are instructional or review which is why they are from the author's viewpoint.

    I used to write for newspapers and mags, and I was surprised at how much of a difference there is sometimes in online publishing.  For one thing, online writing requires very little of the structure that print editors require.  It's a faster process too, obviously.

    Your hub will be successful if you write well on a topic people are interested in, and you promote it a bit.  Perhaps throw in a bit of SEO, and you're good to go.

    Welcome to Hubpages, and good luck with your hubs.

    1. profile image51
      hope60posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your help. Sorry for being obtuse, but what does SEO mean?

      1. thranax profile image54
        thranaxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        SEO=Search Engine Optimization. That simple-how search engines find you. Keywords, all that good stuff.

        Also yes, you can write in Third person, I would love to see some Hubs like this. I personally like first person put whatever floats you boat you could be 5000th person!(thats a joke)

        Hope this helps and hope to read your hubs,


        PS: I found this bookmark, a wise Hubber by the name of Misha gave it to me, and I think you would benefit from it (tbh everyone would).


        Happy SEOizing smile

  3. angelamp profile image60
    angelampposted 10 years ago

    I think so.  Anything goes here... big_smile

  4. nicolap profile image61
    nicolapposted 10 years ago

    That's a great link thranax - thank you for posting it on here.


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