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  1. profile image44
    hope60posted 9 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 image81
      Inspirepubposted 9 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 image75
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 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 image44
      hope60posted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. thranax profile image51
        thranaxposted 9 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 image59
    angelampposted 9 years ago

    I think so.  Anything goes here... big_smile

  4. nicolap profile image54
    nicolapposted 9 years ago

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