My hub

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (7 posts)
  1. profile image0
    eveowlposted 7 years ago

    I have a hub that is a short fiction story that shows more than 130 visits since I published it more than two days ago. The length is quite short and it shows one rating that a person has rated interesting. The rest have not rated and there are no comments.

    Is my hub really that bad??  -Or is it because it is based on a story of alien abduction, even though it is categorized as fiction. Your thoughts?

    1. michifus profile image82
      michifusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't worry too much about it. After all, you have had 130 visits which is great!

      It could be people hub hopping, and only scanning it and not reading it properly. I don't always vote up or comment. Ive read it, but didn't feel inspired to vote. Does it mean your hub is no good? Not at all. Give it time, and no doubt comments and votes will come. Forget about it, keep releasing hubs and be patient!

      As for Mark ewbie, I agree with him.... i was expecting it to continue....maybe I should wait for the next chapter.....

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I usually never read fiction on HP but I had a look at your page.  It's well written but then it just stops.  It felt very short to me.  Where the ad break comes I was expecting to scroll down and see much more, so that opener was just an opener if you see what I mean.

    I appreciate that may be the whole story but...

    Personally I usually try to hit around a thousand words.  People on here will vary generally between 500 and 2,000 but there are always exceptions.

    How long do you think a short story should be?

    1. profile image0
      eveowlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it is abrupt, that's how I work... I need to be inspired, & it comes in dribs & drabs...  I may work on extending it. ...Thanks for your comments I appreciate it.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        OK, hope you don't mind.  It's only my opinion, one out of 200,000!

        1. profile image0
          eveowlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Not I don't mind at all, in fact this has helped me a lot. So thank you for taking the time in sharing. smile

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Phew!  I rarely offer an opinion on anyone's work, unless it's saying it's great.  Could never be a critic - not to someone's face anyway.

     
    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)