Life in a Farm in Napal. I guess life is somehow embedded into the dirt and animals. I have no problem with the hub, but are there any standards HP has for a "Hub of the Day?" I guess we all need to work harder writing poorly.
I enjoyed this HOTD - I think the photography is brilliant. Although the author is ESL he still has better grammar than many Hubs I see from English-speakers. I like seeing a diverse collection of writing for HOTD.
Absolutely. While the specific phrasing and word choices are not typical English, they are not particularly awkward. He obviously writes English at a high level of competency or had someone proof-read very carefully.
I have seen far worse from native speakers. I had someone follow me today and their profile was so badly written that it made me groan.. they are pure American and are functionally illiterate. I'd much rather read this guy than anything that hubber could ever write.
Given the thousands of hubs published daily, I've always assumed hub of the day is a random lottery and so have never wasted time reading any of them.
That would probably help explain Why Poetry is clearly out of contention, even if it was beautifully written, sharing a unique story and creating a resource online that has not already been created thousands of times. (you know... Not Scraped and Copied!)
I see your point my poetic friend. I to am always amused why us Poets have been placed in the barn and fed poorly. Are our standards not up to the excellence required to be Hub on a given day. Even if randomly chosen, at least give a Poet a break. Did we not just finish a Poetry Contest and read some amazing entries. Tell me they don't warrant being chosen as Hub of the Day? I am simply astonished why Poetry does not appear as Hub of the Day. Pearl your work deserves to be on the front page of the Hubs.
Why don't they issue another category "Poem of the Day" separate and apart from Hub of the Day. It would lighten our days, possibly put a smile on someone's face, evoke thoughts and quite possibly be healing to many.
Great idea! Why didn't they think of this before?.. even if they don't want to have poem of the day they could at least think of poem of the week . I agree PD's poems have to be on page one!
I 6th that idea then the HoD can remain a majority of food hubs. There are some brilliant poets here and Vincent and Pearl for sure some of our best. I would love to see their poetry featured, front page as well.
The reading, writing, and understanding of poetry is a learned art. If the hub of the day is hand selected, the selectors may not understand a piece of poetry with any merit.
Even juries of our peers often overlook great poetry but I think perhaps more out a sense of superiority and academia, as art juries go, than one of not understanding.
After seeing this forum thread, I had to rush over there and read this Hub even though I really ddn't have the time today. I was too busy with other Hubs, but I have to say: I enjoyed it very much. Granted, English is not his primary language but what he lacks in English skills, he makes up for it with his beautiful photography. He is very proud of his country!
Normally I'd agree but actually I checked the hub and thought it was beautifully laid out. A real magazine style page.
I only scanned the writing, but for a glossy style page I thought it was great.
I did, too, Mark. Just think of all the traffic he will get because of this thread. I just read a Hub with NO text, just photos. I forgot how many, but there is a lot. So, you can have one extreme to another. The Hub I'm talking about has gorgeous photgraphs, none of which are credited to anyone. I almost flagged it, but I didn't. I did leave a comment asking the author to give us some info on the subject.
What Mark and mary615 said.
Being a HoD isn't just about having perfect English (though it helps). It's also about sharing a unique story and creating a resource online that has not already been created thousands of times. Today's winner most certainly did that!
I read the HoD and thought it had a nice presentation. It was unique and the photography was great. I could feel the pride he has for his country as I read the hub.
I love that Vinaya's story is unique. He gave me a look into a lifestyle I otherwise would not have been lucky enough to see.
I can't imagine how you can call that "poor writing".
It wasn't. It may not be "beautiful" writing, but it is more than adequate.
The hub is fine; the title is not. Can anyone imagine Random House allowing such a title?
The web isn't Random House.
I just looked at your hub titles - I can't imagine many of them at Random House either.
Is there something else behind this? Some other reason eating at you?
I am surprised Keith Tax is still here, Pcunix - he threatens to leave HP and then doesn't.
If, as Keith Tax has stated in the past in one of his anti-HP rants, he has proof that HP plans to steal everyone's hubs off them, you'd think the quality of the grammar on HOTD would seem a little trivial to him? lol
Nor have I.
I don't begrudge that at all. Sure, I think at least ONE of my hubs might be better than that particular one, but so what? Whoever picks these has to go through many, many thousands of hubs - the chances of any particular hub being picked are very low.
I'm sure they are looking for general interest, too, so that throws out quite a few of mine and probably yours immediately.
So are you saying you are simply jealous? That's a poor emotion..
I just want to say one last thing about this subject; then I'm gone to other business. I commend this Hubber for his courage to start writing and displaying his talent for photography! I'm going to follow him, so I can always get his latest Hub. He can only get better.
I just read this hub - I thought it was a beautiful account, with wonderful photos and writing that I actually thought was of quite a high standard generally. Yes, it was not absolutely perfect and you could sometimes tell that English is not the writer's first language - however, it is an authentic hub about Nepal, written by a Nepalese man, so that doesn't matter at all. If it was in a magazine I would definitely read it, I love to learn about everyday life in far-flung places.
I don't always read the HOTD, and I probably wasn't going to read this one until I saw this thread. Though I agree that English is apparently not his first language, I think he gets the story across pretty well when considering that. I really enjoyed the story and felt the pictures really helped support the story. I think a HOTD story like this shows that anyone really does have an equally fair chance at getting HOTD.
This thread did make me read the hub.. and I have to say he has done a great job..
there are a few odd phrases that we tend to use as non English speaking people... but the concept, presentation and the subject is really good. I really don't have a problem with it.
"I guess life is somehow embedded into the dirt and animals"?
In my experience, that exactly where a good life is found.
It seems to me that OP is being judgmental about more than just grammar.
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