Please review my hubs and suggest me tips to improve them. All advices are welcome. As i am new to hubpages, i need good suggestions.
I think you would have posted this question in Extreme Hub Makeover!!!
I thought that I need help, so here it would be better.
I would think it is a waste of time reproducing exactly the same article here as on your blog. Hubpages tends to reward unique content.
And, whilst it may be honest, I am not sure "chubby," or "flaws" would be words many women would use to describe themselves when doing an internet search....
Might be an idea to rewrite the articles to be unique and re-word the titles?
But yes chubby is extremely search able on internet. As there a lot of people searching for plus size clothing.
I think hubs are good but as Mark told you the mistake.Perhaps write similar but not the same to your blog posts.
As a plus sized woman I would have to agree with others...there is no way I would ever search using the term "chubby". Plus sized is acceptable, but chubby...
First, ditch the word chubby. Chubby can mean many different things to different people. Do you mean chubby as 10 pounds overweight, 20 over, 50 over? Is Chubby to you a size 8 when you think size 5 is normal? Is Chubby a size 16? Or are you talking about heavier set women going into the plus sizes?
Be more specific, and be more polite to the audience you are actually targeting. Just because a woman is chubby doesn't mean she likes to be called chubby. Just because chubby is easily googled, doesn't mean the women are using that term for themselves.
Start thinking like your target audience. If you were a heavier set woman, would you want to be called chubby? No. Why? It implies that we are not good looking, for single women that we are not datable, low self esteem, no will power since we lost the battle with the weight. We rather not be reminded of the extra pounds.
Chubby is that word people sometimes use to try to be polite, but more often than not used to rub it in that we are over weight.
As the lady previously suggested instead of the term chubby, an actual size range would be better. Also, by using a size range, we would know what weight you are talking about. If you are talking about a size 12 to 18, someone a size 22 would not benefit from your article. Some close would flatter that size range, but not look good on the heavier set women.
Second, Describe a little more of what you are talking about. For example the top: does it matter if it is a v or scoop? Or are you talking something totally different? Is there a picture to go along with the style you are talking about?
Third, you need to work on the pictures. You are talking about a longer skirt that goes below the knees, but it looks like you are showing a mini skirt.
The woman in the black dress. Sorry, there is no way she is chubby. If you think she is actually chubby, heaven help us. That is one of the main reasons why so many women have eating disorders in the first place.
Show a model in the type of fashion you are talking about in the size you are talking about.
One final thought, you might want to tell us where we can go and buy the type of clothing you are talking about. I really hate to say this, nice dresses over the size 16 are very difficult to find. My husband and I finally found a nice black cocktail dress for me at Macy's, because he wanted me to look date nice for a special occasion.
Most of the stores in the mall either didn't carry sizes over 14. For the stores that carried over a size 14 it was difficult to find any nice dresses over the size of 16. They were either geared towards working in the office, or ugly I was just lucky I found a nice looking dress in my size.
i'll agree with Bible Studies, and also say that your article.... well, it indicates that you know nothing about plus-sized women's fashion. The pictures you've chosen are not for plus-sized women. They reinforce the "not for you" mentality. Seriously. A stick-thin supermodel wearing lots of flounces (flounces make plus-girls look even more "plus"). A sequined miniskirt. What are you trying to do to us? The picture doesn't even match the paragraph-- put a big red X over that one to make your message more clear.
Wording: In addition to "plus sized," you could go with "big beautiful women," or "big girl," or "curvy," which would probably be best. The person you're selling to is not chubby. She's just a different size than your average supermodel. And, by the way, she actually may not be chubby or even overweight-- there are a large number of women who are plus-sized but incredibly healthy, they just have generous boobs, butt, hips, or height.
Your advice is.... also not for large women. "Paint yourself black" is advice for thin girls. Trust me, fat girls have been hearing this advice for years. We have entire closets of plus-sized black dresses. Guess what? Black is not actually that slimming. Worse, we can have lots of plus-sized black dressed, but they all look like someone's funeral clothes. Want to win over the plus-sized reader? TELL US WHERE TO FIND THE "Little black dress" IN A SIZE 18!!!!! It's all we really want to know, I promise you.
You advise glitter and embroidery. Have you been to the plus-sized department lately? I can assure you, fat girls do not need more sequins on their formal wear. For YEARS designers have answered the call of the "chubby" with sparkles. These things do nothing to slim or emphasize our best features, because they are never done in moderation. Please, name some dress lines that actually do this in moderation so we can find and buy them. You have a hungry audience, here.
Your advice to get a bob really depends on the girl and whether she carries her fat in her face. Double chins are emphasized by bobs. Shorter hair is good advice, though, as it makes the head distinct from the body.
Similarly with earrings-- a girl with a fat neck can't always carry off long earrings. Encourage her to be daring with her earrings, though-- big girls generally are better off with bigger earrings because they balance the rest of the body. Also, I think your paragraphs are out of sequence.
Footwear.... again, the picture doesn't match your advice-- you want us to wear shoes that match our skin tone? Why? Also, here's a place where the word "chubby" is absolutely, flat-out wrong. Never ever refer to a girl's legs or ankles as chubby. Ever. EVER. She should choose shoes that are "flattering and comfortable for the wider foot." Also, remember that a lot of plus girls have back and knee problems. It's not necessary, since we're talking formal wear here, but it would be nice to have some alternatives to wearing high heels that require four rounds of anti-inflammatories after wearing them.
Here's the advice plus-sized women want to know: How do I chose clothes and colors that actually flatter MY shape? Where do I find them? Can I get them without sequins/embroidery/laughing santa claus appliques?
I went ahead and read the article how to apply nail polish. Ummm, not the best advice around. Actually, if I took that advice in your column, my nails would be ruined. I would have to restart the entire process.
I actually haven't done my cuticles for awhile, since the last time I tried to cut them it wasn't a pleasent experience. I'm going to try the advice I read else where to soak the cuticles for 15 minutes before trying anything with them.
Waiting only 5 to 8 minutes before the next layer. That doesn't always allow for complete drying of the nails. It also depends on how think the nail polish was put on. Since you didn't say thick or thin, a thick layer would be ruined. Even a think layer can be ruined.
I'm surprised you didn't mention only to apply thin layered coats to help prevent chipping at the top of the nail. Wait until the polish is completely dry before applying the next coat. You never explained what you meant by a fast dryer. Someone new to nail polish will not know, and be scratching their head on that one.
Then there is how to deal with bubbles in the polish that appear every so often. I'll let you google that one. All I will say is don't shake the bottle. I know there is more to be said about nail care such as how to shape the nails, and etc. I'll leave it at that.
To me I do not see an issue with any of your hubs.
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