Yes, I'll try it. My last hub was a disaster and I ended up unpublishing it, changing it and then publishing it all over. It wasn't good or even quality. But, did manage still to convey the message, oddly enough.
It's perfectly fine to have it end up being a "first draft" or even jsut a "free write." It's about having fun. I'll clean mine up tomorrow. (I never did clean up the Lowe's one, and it still gets traffic lol).
I posted it on my Shadesbreath fb page and I posted on HubPages fb too.
This sounds interesting! Though I would love to do this I have over burdened with work and have not been able to concentrate of writing for the last 3 months and hopefully won't be able to do till Feb 2011.
That's the beauty of this. You don't get to think. You just open a word document or a text capsule and write. You get a hub with no pressure. You can clean it up later, and you have the added impetus of having it already written just in need of editing.. made more motivational by the fact that it IS up already and therefore something that needs fixing up soon.
What are the guidelines on marijuana? That would make it easy on me to say what I can and can not write about. If I get some tips on what is okay and what isn't I have a topic! (inspired by CNBCS Marijuana INC series)
U can't promote marijuana according to the TOS of HubPages, but you can probalby talk about it if you are really careful about where you actually write the word "marijuana."
Thats probably one of those fringe conversations that, if done right, will still end up needing your ads turned off. But you never know. As long as you aren't promoting the use of pot in a glaring way, who knows. Give it a try. Turn off the ads if you think it's too edgy after you are done.
I'll read it and tell you if I think you should turn them off. Cags probably will do the same.
Ads off keeps you from getting kicked out of adsense. As long as you aren't being totally ridiculously in the face of the TOS rules, usually the HP moderators are pretty cool if what you write at least tries to make a meaningful point without just shoving the rules in their face.
(and I'm drunk too lol... that's the only way I do this. Pushes me out of my anal-retentive, perfectionist comfort zone.)
Thanks everyone for playing. Thanks Cags for helping get it off the ground.
Thanks Spryte for being a slacker layabout who accomplished nothing.
Mikey, yours is fine. It's actually really good. The only people who will complain about your hub will be the politicized folks who hate anyone being happy in ways that don't fit with their little world-views.
WryLilt, thanks for jumping in early and helping hold the interest together long enough to grab the last folks to play.
I used to run them when I first came up with the idea, but school keeps me from doing it enough. Cags picked up the idea and had done an amazing job trying to make it regular, but he's going to vanish from the forums soon, so, we'll have to see.
Best bet for folks who like it is to A) make sure they "like" the HubPages page on Facebook so we can have extra advertising and then maybe even consider (shameless promotion) "liking" my page, since I'll promote them on there each time too. (Just search "shadesbreath" on facebook and like it... lol, I'm such a whore.. but I can't help it.) lol hey, i'm helping HP.. they should promote my page, frankly.
Okay, it took me over an hour but I am done correcting and editing and added amazon and other stuff..little brushing and polishing...*phew* here it is, I thought we can only link in 'extream hub makeover" so I did not. I am only 3 week new here...
this is such a good idea, and thank you let me participate late... I noticed,...it took me about 34 minutes..so I guess I did not make it quite. I am still happy, as this is fastest draft I have written...(with full spelling mistakes :-) LOL
Loved your Hub, cookingdiva! The deal with Cags is that he posted that he's going to stop posting in the forums when he reaches a certain number of posts. How many times can I write 'posts?' Hmm... Why, I don't know exactly. Maybe he can clear it up!
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