- Books, Literature, and Writing
Limerick - Hubbing It
Of Hubbers not lacking (they signed up before)
Of Hubs that I've posted it seems "a galore,"
Yet the month's winding down.
They must have left town.
For Hub readings this slim are not like before.
Those followers "so willing"
Leave numbers so chilling.
My topics so like those of yore.
My production remains like before.
"No reads" are me killing.
I know that you're out there.
Without just a blank stare.
Your Hubs I keep trying to read.
My Hubs I now fervently plead.
"Keep my cupboard from being so bare."
The end of the month is nearly here.
My tally for the past 30 days is 752 "Page Views" from 452 "Followers."
I'm not sure how you would score that. One thing I am sure about: not every "Follower" actually follows, even when alerted to a new Hub, and very understandably not every "Follower" who actually reads a Hub will choose to leave a comment, with fewer still expressing their "Like" or dislike of a given Hub.
I know I can do better at visiting the production of Hubbers I have chosen to "follow." And, if I don't find something of theirs worth following in six months' time, I plan to "Unfollow" and would encourage other Hubbers to consider no longer following my Hubs, if I am not putting out Hubs that prompt a reading of at least one every six months.
Newspaper readership and ad revenues are declining. The same will be true of the production of quality Hubs, if readership and the sharing of Hubs declines.
My own impression is that a Hub with a HubPages Score of 60+ is a good candidate for being marketed to a commercial publication, newsletter, or advertiser. As writers, our real income is most likely to come from self-marketing such quality pieces, and the higher the score, the more worthwhile doing so is likely to be.
When we view, read, and absorb a good Hub, giving it a "Like" and scoring it will allow us to help each other in putting our best work forward in the marketplace Thankfully, perhaps embarrassingly, that only takes a few mouse clicks to accomplish.;
Comments are welcome.