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    Rathna Petersposted 11 years ago

    Writing article is not a fun, at the same time taking much time and concentration sitting in front of the PC for hours not to play, I agree that the standards of the websites varies, from the starting all of my hubs were not accepted to published, the reason is quiet normal and as usual, i.e. few tags, and my last hub was refused to published saying that the reason I must have AdSense account in Google, ridiculous, even if I have Adsense account again the hub was rejected to published the reason is more ridiculous its not up to the standard. And one more important critic of my hub 'that must not write my own life experiences in this site'. But I have read most of the hubs were talking about their experiences in one way or other.

    What am trying to say here, when I submitted my first hub they must tell all these 'known' mistakes, but one by one I submitted till my fifth they waited to know 'the standard' of mu hubs. And sending mail to me to 'correct' and 'Revise' my standard to the level. I do not understand all these reasons. I thought better I must delete all my hubs I did it.

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There's an entire Learning Center which will not only guide you step-by-step through all the is necessary to making Hubs, but also explains all the standards and rules.


      If you want to write somewhere that has no content standards, it's probably best that you go start your own blog.  As this is website is ultimately a for-profit company, they have standards.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image83
      DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Your opening sentence says it all.  If you do not enjoy writing, then you are wasting your time trying to write on a site such as this.  Why try to write at all, anywhere, if it is not something you like?  No one is forcing you do be a writer if that is not what you want to do.

      And I don't want to appear mean-spirited, but to offer some constructive criticism:  since this particular site allows English-only articles, you might want to make a further study of English grammar and sentence structure.  (If you wish to continue to pursue writing on Hub Pages, that is.)  I suspect many of your problems with "standards" stem from there, judging by the constructs of your question.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  I was an ESOL teacher and it's obvious to me that your knowledge of English is quite limited.  However, you are not alone in this as I see it fairly often here on Hub Pages.  You might want to take some classes to strengthen your English skills.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Are you using translation software? Your post is written in a way that depicts you do not have a good grasp of the English language and that it is done by software. If you did the same thing for your articles, it's unlikely that they will go anywhere...

  2. Randy Godwin profile image60
    Randy Godwinposted 11 years ago

    I suggest finding a content site suited to your native language.  Otherwise it will be tough going for you.  Take it from someone who knows.  My native language is southern drawl.  But I studied hard and now I are a writer.  cool


    1. Daughter Of Maat profile image93
      Daughter Of Maatposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      OMG Randy, that says it all!! lmao

      1. Randy Godwin profile image60
        Randy Godwinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Good evening, DOM.  smile 


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        Rathna Petersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Please remember, third commandment of The Ten Commandments says 'THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE GOD IN VAIN'.

        1. Dale Hyde profile image80
          Dale Hydeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          OMG could well equal Oh My Goddess or Oh My God or Oh My Goodness.... and nothing is being taken in vain, lol. smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image60
            Randy Godwinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Whoops!  Sorry Dale, I read it as OH MY GOD!  My apologies to any of the mythical invisible deities and their followers who I may have offended.yikes


            1. Dale Hyde profile image80
              Dale Hydeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Lol, Randy, I was not responding to anything you posted. smile

        2. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          What about the first law of the internet: THOU SHALT NOT BE A DUMBASS

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    Rathna Petersposted 11 years ago

    Thanks for replies. I always love and enjoy to read and write, there is no compulsion, may be there are mistakes as my native language is not English. My first intention to read some of the Hubs published here in this site I enjoy reading as I have said earlier, but writing better English not tough it has only 26 letters and the English Grammar also very easy compared to other world's popular and ancient languages. Example:[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_grammar].

    Yes, I have my own Blogs in my native language as well as English. Where am writing 'my thoughts', its not for making fund or for popularity, but for my own satisfaction.

    If you think a 'foreigner' like me who cannot write up to 'your standard' you may openly say, nobody try to write here. No need to argue then.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, my late father spoke and wrote 11 languages and he always said that English was the most difficult. That said, he wrote English sufficiently well to be writing as a Journalist for Reuters. smile

      Obviously if you are not a native English speaker you will not realize how bad your English is. My bet is that you are using translating software because the type of errors made are those of an automated software not of someone who was taught English at a school.

      Let me give you an example of that... " Where am writing 'my thoughts', its not for making fund or for popularity."

      There is no way on earth that your teacher would have taught you to use the word, 'fund' rather than the word 'money.' However, a translation software would have used the word 'fund' rather than 'money' because it doesn't know the sense of the sentence.

      I'm not quite sure why you find writing articles difficult. I find writing articles extremely easy. So do all professional writers. That's why we do it. It's easy. If you find it difficult, then, obviously, this is not something that comes easily or innately to you. It also means you probably need to find something else to do!  If you're doing this for money, I think I can safely say that it's not the easiest way to earn money. Most of us who write cannot face a live without writing. It is something we cannot do without.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If it is so easy, then why is your English so bad?  Basic English grammar rules are not difficult, but the English language IS difficult because there are many, many exceptions to those rules.  Also, although we have only 26 letters, we have huge variations in spelling.

      I suspect you're at a point where your English is SO poor, you don't realize how many mistakes you're making and how much you still have to learn.  HubPages is an English language site, and therefore it doesn't accept writers who can't manage an acceptable standard of English. That's just a fact.

  4. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 11 years ago

    Please do not take Gosh's name in vain, either.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Or Begorra, for that matter!  lol


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    Rathna Petersposted 11 years ago

    Experience is an important aspect in everyone’s life but it cannot be searched and found. Some experiences bring us knowledge whereas few others comprise our losses.

    I have always had an interest in writing blogs and poems in my native language. I have written 1000 [blogs in my native language as well as in English] and more articles so far on various areas such as poetries, stories, political and social issues and so on. Every time I read these articles, I could find some faults. And I think that I could have expressed them in different ways. When well knowledgeable readers read my articles, they could provide me with more valuable comments.

    Most of passionate writers may not be proofreaders. We cannot extrapolate that the best native language article will be the outcome from a native writer nor an article can be bad if written in other foreign languages. No writer expects to publish an erroneous article. Everyone aims at providing 100% good one.

    I accepted all the comments provided for my articles positively instead of getting dejected. It gave me an opportunity to improve my language skills in writing better articles and  to get well-versed.

    According to me, English is easy to learn and use grammatically unlike my native language which has complex grammar structures. The web platform helps me to gain knowledge to write blogs and hubs. There were no mistakes indicated on my articles posted so far on blogging sites. Hence my mistakes could never be corrected. Blog sites concentrate more on the content or the idea and not on grammatical correctness of statements. Though I have been writing since past ten years, my experiences here are comparatively different from blog sites.

    Translators [as you have mentioned 'software'] do not provide accurate results. Hence I do not feel completely satisfied using them. English has always dwelt with me either as second language during my school days or as first language when I was doing my Masters. As a result, I do not require any translators. I may not be required to provide any sort of proofs on the same.    

    I wish to continue writing many more articles and I am willing to correct my mistakes too.  It may or may not be published based on evaluation against the site standards. But it provides me immense pleasure rather than discouragement.

  6. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 11 years ago

    Passionate writers who care about their readers do proofread their work.  And content writers who want to succeed follow the site rules to the best of their ability.  We all make mistakes, but we learn from them and don't make excuses for our failings.


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