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Looking back at older hubs

  1. Cara.R profile image76
    Cara.Rposted 6 years ago

    Is it O.K. to go back into old hubs and make sure there are absolutely no errors?  I have my Fiance and my sister help me find typos before and after I publish a hub. It helps a lot. I don't think I would try to rewrite an old hub, just tweak it. Any advice would be appreciated.

    1. barryrutherford profile image74
      barryrutherfordposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can go back to old hubs and changed them total with a 'tabla rasa' a fresh  sheet  of paper. only thing you cannot change is the URL

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Going back to each and every hub at between 1 and 2 months of age to re-read and correct errors is my SOP.  I find that by that time I have forgotten enough of the hub to read it with fresh eyes and usually find a typo or two.  Sometimes even a confusing sentence that I understood quite well when written, but no longer makes good sense.

  2. Cara.R profile image76
    Cara.Rposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the advice. I'll start by combing through to find typos and grammar issues. Maybe for some practice.

  3. dipless profile image83
    diplessposted 6 years ago

    Exactly, also another benefit is that Google likes fresh content as long as that content is still Relevant. So it can't be a bad thing, it's something I really need to start doing more of.

  4. Cara.R profile image76
    Cara.Rposted 6 years ago

    I agree dipless, Even when I go over my writing, numerous times and even wait a day or two and I'm refreshed, I still find typos.  I'm getting better at it. I told my Fiance and sister if I keep writing like this I'm going to need a proof reader smile A second pair of eyes really helps. I hope one day I can be good enough were I can spot it right away.  I even miss some typos when I read my hubs out loud.

  5. sofs profile image84
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Great advise given already. Just wanted to tell you could not do yourself and your hubs a better favor than tweaking them, proof reading and editing  them.. I mean to do it myself, but seems like I am too slow when it comes to that lol

    1. Cara.R profile image76
      Cara.Rposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean Sofs. Even the thought of going back to my first hub...oh boy!  I almost rather not read it. I joined Hubpages, a little over a year ago, wrote one hub and didn't come back until almost a year later. Now I'm ready to write.  I suppose the typo will always be a thing to watch out for. And grammar and keeping my tenses in the right order.  With practice I'm hoping that there will be less to have to fix. smile)