Maybe it's just me and maybe I'm being crazy or picky, call it what you will, but I am just so annoyed that I see people saying "hubpages blog".
Isn't there something written somewhere stating that HP is NOT a blog? IF I'm wrong and HP IS a blog then HURRAY, I could move all my blogs here and just update them every day because I find it hard to do that since I am so addicted to HP anyway.
It bugs me too, but I've seen HubPages referred to as a "blogging community" in other places, besides here, as well. So, even though we're always seeing "HP isn't a blog", I'm not entirely sure it hasn't begun to turn into that "blogging community" I've seen mentioned.
I've always kind of had the feeling a lot of those references to "blog" may come from people who are young enough (or at least for whom writing is a new thing) not to realize that writing has existed long before the Internet did and that there's such a thing as writing that isn't a blog.
Guys, I see someone here for 3 years referring to HP as a blog and it really annoys me.
I can understand a newbie saying it but an oldie!
I think we have allowed too many blog-type entries to go on without doing anything about it.
What do I do when I read a hub with "this Hubpages blog" as a part of the opening sentence. Do I protest in the comments or ignore it?
Well, Hub, is not a very good word either, as the majority of your readers will have no comprehension of a "hub" being a term a small section of the internet uses to describe articles they create within one domain.
The bigger issue (IMO) is even introducing an article with such a high school essay style!
Its irks me a bit too, but I also realize I am silly for being irked by something so trivial. The word "blog" does simply just mean "article written online" or "online content" for many and is used interchangeably . You might expect writers to be more selective/concerned with the meaning of words, but in this case, you readers certainly wont.
You COULD protest in the comments if you feel it helped the writer ... but I dont see many giving such a comment a second glance or publishing for anything other then comedy purposes
LOL..you are right, I think I am over reacting a tad. No comments, I'll just ignore but that doesn't mean I have to like it!
I don't think you're over reacting because I think it's an important issue. We (and HP staff) spend a lot of time flagging and moderating short personal Hubs.
Every time someone refers to a Hub as a blog, it's just an encouragement for some other newbie to join thinking they can blog here, and that just wastes their time as well as ours. So even though the words may be interchangeable in theory, in practice it's an expression best avoided IMO. If I see a Hubber using it, I usually leave a polite comment!
I remember old thread where this hubpages adwords banner was posted in a reply. I'll see if i can find that thread. It was to attract bloggers and publishers to hubpages, so I'm not surprised that some folks refer to HP as a blog host.
I remember that too, I think it was aimed at attracting bloggers to write on Hubpages, it surprised me at the time I saw it.
Ads like this don't help:
Interesting links on that Uninvited Writer, look at the words in this URL that is on that article as a link.
That's was weird seeing that ad. It looked like a site looking for freelancers to write about anything and the headline did say pro bloggers..wow, that must be confusing!
People who are amateurs to the internet think of any personal site as a blog, it annoys me because I created a website for my business and my friend was like 'is that a blog'?
I passed my Adwords Fundamentals Exam last night, so when I passed the Advanced Exam, I can put a Google Certified Partner link on my site
Its an exam you can buy for $50, theres 113 tough questions you must answer in 2hrs. You can only take it once or pay again
Yeah, it does bother me when people refer to this as a blogging site. When speaking to non-hubbers about HP, I refer to my hubs as 'articles' as non-hubbers don't know what hubs are.
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