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My number came up

Updated on February 5, 2012


My number is 83, well at least that's what it is at the moment. If I ever break out of the 80's what shall I ever do? I ask; "am I so vain that I would care about that number?" Who decides what my score will be and why do I care?

The number is our rating I suppose; I don't really fancy myself a writer, I'm more of a storyteller. It can be discouraging to see that number go down, especially after you have just released for publishing a Hub which you thought to have all the qualities for engagement of interest. But as is/was the story of many an artist, scientist and author perhaps our time has not yet come to be fully developed as a principle here at the Hub.

Not just a number


Equal Opportunity

We reserve the right to change the factors used to assess a Hub’s HubScore as we continue to determine those that measure a great Hub. The bottom line is if you write original, useful content, your HubScores will eventually reflect the quality and work you've put into your Hubs. Please try to avoid getting too hung up on your Hubs' HubScores.

I did in fact copy this from the Help section and reading from it how is it possible not to be concerned about or as they say "Hung up on your Hub's HubScores." Is not the reason we came here to HubPages being to have our Hubs read? When they are rated too low, you do not get enough visits to improve your score, that is unless you write about what this mystery panel deems worthy.

Although this is a complaint, I do appreciate the HubPages and by reading from the latest Hubs, I have found many interesting and well written Hubs here. I have also found many new and interesting friends on HubPages and whether their HubScore is low or high, I am thankful to have found and read what they wanted to say.

Bright Future

In my opinion, I would like to get to know other Hubbers and through their Hubs, their writing is how I achieve this. I find it unfortunate that HubPages marks some Hubs as giving too much information and therein dismisses them as personal, ie: HubPages is not like a traditional blog site, where you publish journal-type entries. Hubs can contain some personal content, but should be interesting, useful, and easily understandable to someone who does not know you personally.

I may find the information to be a key in understanding who the writer is and so I feel somewhat blighted by reading a censorship rule of such paltry significance; nevertheless, I do hope that these rules will evolve and become less of hindrance for not only the new Hubber, but also the trying to be read Hubber. This doesn't mean we have to dumb things down, but we should encourage and promote all Hubbers. The top Hubbers have really never rotated since my being here for almost two years and for myself, someone who likes variety, I find that to be a bit too corporate and with favoritism.

I hope all the positive attributes remain in place, but as writers evolve, so should the platform from where they are presented.

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Thank You!

I appreciate the chance to get that off my chest, whew! Now we all know there are many of us here to earn money and I don't have any problem with that, but I am here to read, to learn, to make friends(sometimes not) and to genuinely become engaged and involved with others here on the HubPages.

Yes, perhaps I do need a thicker skin and so too the criticism of those who do not agree with my faith or my thoughts, but hopefully when all said and done, I will have been an asset to this community and not a hindrance. thank you for your comments and this HubPages. ☺


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    • noturningback profile image

      noturningback 5 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

      Thank you for the input PDXKaraokeGuy, I'll try to keep that in mind.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Nice hub

      I find my hubscore goes down when I'm not busy in hubland and goes up when I am. It's designed, I believe, to see who's driving traffic and who's not. i think it's irrelevant in determining if I want to read something or not. Thanks for writing. Good work!

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      noturningback 5 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

      Time will be my witness I suppose. Thanks for commenting ?

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      Enlydia Listener 5 years ago from trailer in the country

      I think storytelling is awesome...that is the kind of writing I like...I rate you much higher than a 83 if you can tell a good story.

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      noturningback 5 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

      We will see if I get tanked now, but that is OK, as I will only find another venue for expressing my thoughts and ideas.

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      Lina Jay 5 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pa

      Very well said!