Writing for Hubpages - then there is their forum
Writing Career with Hubpages
Writing for Hubpages is a wonderful place to start your writing career. If you enjoy writing then come along and join in the fun, and at the same time you can earn a few pennies or dollars as you produce more and more wonderful good quality and informative hubs.
I started writing here over two years ago and for the majority of the time I have really enjoyed the process of learning and enjoying the camaraderie of most of the other great writers both new and old.
For the new writers
First, I would just like to say welcome to Hubpages. I hope you achieve your dreams while writing for this site. I would like to offer you my ideas of help on your adventure through this process.
I am certainly not the best person to give this advice, although it is because of a few things I have seen from this and other sites that have prompted me to write this article.
Here are my suggestions
When and if you join Hubpages, info barrel or any other writing site always read the rules and do’s and don’t’s in fact it could even be a good idea to print them off. That way you could read them without having to click through heaps of articles to find what you are looking for.
When you think you understand the process, write your first article. Research the topic you intend to write about if you are not well informed. That does not mean copy that information. The best one to start with is something that you have either done yourself and know how to do it or write about your own personal experience to prepare and help someone else.
DIY, how to, finance and technology articles all appear to be very popular topics.
Before uploading article
Always Spell check your articles before uploading. It is always a good idea to write an article then save it and put it away until the next day. This way when you read it again you will pick up many of the mistakes that you have not noticed and the spell checker has not found. Spell checkers do not pick all mistakes up.
When you are happy with your article, add some pictures and add a couple of Amazon, eBay or other capsules then click publish now and that’s it, you are now a new published writer. Join the clan.
Forums can be a wonderful and rewarding place to receive help when you simply cannot find the answer you need. The support you receive and encouragement is also very uplifting when you are feeling worried or dejected about something.
Now I am sorry to say that this is the reason for me writing this hub. Yes I said Hubpages is great. But no, I cannot say the same for some of the members in their forum.
Many and luckily I say most of the people and members are really helpful and would do anything to help another member learn how to improve their writing. And I have called on many of them for their help and have really appreciated the help and advice received.
BUT, there are several and I am not going to mention any names at all because most members know that what I am saying is very true. Some members for whatever reason (that I cannot understand) whether they enjoy making people cringe in fright or just like to hear their own voices, I do not know.
I cannot presume to understand their mentality for hurting and ridiculing other new or even older members for their own satisfaction.
I gave up writing fiction for years because of similar treatment. Then I started writing articles. Yes I survived, and hopefully so will others who have gone through similar ridicule. I have also been given the same treatment here too.
Actually I received an email from a new member the other day. They wanted to thank me for my nice comments, and they admitted to me that they were ready to bolt. They could not see any future here when they asked a question in the forum and were upset at the response they received.
I would just like to say “If you are a new member, please enjoy writing for Hubpages it really is a wonderful place to write”.
I would suggest that if anyone does upset you in the Forum, just ignore them. To be honest, they are not worth the effort.
If they cannot respect you, then treat them with the same kind of contempt they are trying to enforce on you. IGNORE them.
By the way have you heard the saying about bad news always travels faster, that is what is already happening and people are leaving because of it and going where people and their comments and queries are appreciated.
Other than that I wish and hope you enjoy writing for Hubpages. If you would love to join us here then join up now and start earning some money.