I just read that a great hub should be between 400 to 1200 words. Does that apply to poems also? I searched to find if this question had been already asked and found nothing.
If you publish it in the poetry section, it can be as long as you want. I've seen four line poems published as hubs.
However poetry and creative writing rarely gets search engine traffic or earns you money, if that's what you're aiming to do. :-)
To add to it, you can write some information about the inspiration for the poem or give a reader a look at the topic.
I write about other things besides poetry, however I wanted my poetry to be within the hub guidelines of what a good hub is even if I didn't make money. I am trying to get up the courage to go that extra step with Adsense and all the other options HubPages offer. Basically I'm working on honing my writing ability before I go to the next level.
You're welcome. Good move on your part I'd say.
Many people worry if it takes them a few days to get an Adsense account with only a handful of hubs. What they don't realise is that most people don't make more than $2 in their first few months, till they write more content and get the hang of it.
At least by the time you're comfortable enough to sign up for earnings, you'll be more likely to see decent revenue.
If you really want to write a poem with one word - go for it! You won't be penalized on HP for it - you're unlikely to earn money from it - but that's poetry anyway - not many poets earn a real living from their art!
And btw don't worry about honing your writing skills before going for HP Ads and Google - go for it now and use the whole experience as a learning curve - the sooner you write and begin to understand what it takes to get some decent income the better...
The HubPages Hub Poem Poem
Poems should not have a preset length
For wordiness is not their strength
Lyrics and meter give life to verse
So counting words would be perverse
Yet Hubs do need a 500 count
That seems to be the least amount
Less than that and the spiders sigh
Making hub scores drop and writers cry
So write those poems, but add postscripts
An epilogue or some writing tips
Just toss that text at the bottom end
Then the hub-score fairy will be your friend.
Sorry, I meant to say I was almost dancing to that.
If you click the "more" button, you can edit your posts for a few hours after creation.
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Some reason I only received one comment and just got the rest. Thanks for all the pointers, I will do my best
The poem doesn't require any word or sentence to express. Go and write from your heart. No matters where it is long or short!
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