Blog like ability

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (11 posts)
  1. EpicTreeHouse profile image55
    EpicTreeHouseposted 9 years ago

    I won't be a jerk like I was last time, but could you add this to your future features.  Where on the profile there would be a blog like section where you could post daily updates towards a particular goal or blog about what you're learning.  I know this feature would take a lot of effort to add, so I'm just asking that it be considered.

    Thanks!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Going back to this (your original post), I'm still not sure I'm getting it. 

      I'd have thought something like Twitter would be better for posting your progress towards a goal.  If you mean the goal is Hub-related in some way, that would make more sense - but if it's not HubPages related, then I don't see why it would belong here.  Although we do have a great community here and there's a lot of socializing among members, that's still not the primary reason most people are here.

      You still have plenty of space on your profile that you could use to update us on anything you like.

      1. EpicTreeHouse profile image55
        EpicTreeHouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Here's what I wanted to do....Document my success as healthier living.  It had three parts eating right, stretching each morning, and working my way towards 500 pushups.  I don't want to have to deal with another sign in, twitter is a bit too short, etc, etc.  I guess what I'm really asking for is a single "personal" blog built into hubpages.  The more I think about it the more inappropriate it would be, although, this personal blog would help promote community.  But like you said, maybe that's the reason most people are here.

  2. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago

    @ Epic.
    I can' see that this would be much of a benefit to hub pages users.
    Why not use something like google calendar, for that purpose?

  3. Lissie profile image77
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Thats lots of blog platforms around - in fact I am currently promoting one that even pays you for daily updates!
    A blog platform is a very different technology to how hubpages  runs so I doubt that you could really do the same thing here. I have seen people run a series of hubs describing progress towards a goal, or you could use your profile page for that purpose to.

    I in fact started my own blog to do the sort of updating you are describing - though my frequency of updates is far from daily!

    1. EpicTreeHouse profile image55
      EpicTreeHouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion.  I've used wordpress and few other CMS's in the past.  Infact, I even wrote my own using PHP and mySQL, however, as you mentioned the profile page would be good for this, and so what I'm asking is that on the profile page you be allowed blog like updates.  Ideally you could have two profile types.  One called static in which you would have what's currently there positioned how you want it.  On the other one called blog all that stuff would be moved to a side bar along the side you'd be allowed to access a very simple blogging platform.

  4. omarabid profile image40
    omarabidposted 9 years ago

    if you want to blog, why don't u use wordpress or blogger?
    hubpages is for creating single pages and that's good!

  5. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Epic, what everyone is saying is that there are plenty of other places to blog, so there's no need for a blog facility on HubPages.  If you want to blog, start a blog somewhere else and link it back to your Hub articles. 

    In fact you'd be mad to start a blog on HubPages itself because it won't help you promote your Hubs. There's no point in promoting them to readers who are already here - you want to attract the attention of the search engines, and you do that by creating links to your Hubs on OTHER sites, including sites you create yourself. 

    You could start a free blog at Blogger or Wordpress.com, or follow Lissie's link to get a blog at Today.com

  6. Lissie profile image77
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    Marisa's quite right - there is not nearly as much value to having a link from the same site as there is from having a link another site! Hubpages is fantastic place - but to get traction on the web you need to be on more than one site - its like breaking out of your social circle - meeting new people.
    I've found since the profile page changed and promotes are lot more of my hubs  I get more traffic to a whole lot of different hubs -  that's what its really for :-)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good point Lissie - HubPages is still my primary writing site, the others are all "feeders" (except for my Bellydanceoz.com website).  I have no plans to change that but it is good to have some other sites simmering away, which can feed "leads" into HP.

    2. EpicTreeHouse profile image55
      EpicTreeHouseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I'm aware of that.  I've got 500+ directory listings or so (random spot checking suggests about 50/50 split with no follow/follow links).  Plus, I have a few ansewers.yahoo.com (these are no follow).  The point wasn't promotion. It was more a convience deal, where I could post there updates instead of having yet another site to manage.

      Thanks for the information though, it's much appreciated.

 
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)