Well, being a person who doesn't get any financial benefits from HubPages, I would look forward to getting some sort of rating. But my poetry usually receives “NOT FEATURED - ENGAGEMENT” or even “NOT FEATURED - QUALITY”.
A couple of days ago, I looked at one of my poems, which happens to be one of the best things I have ever written, to discover it right at the bottom of the list, bar one. And also “NOT FEATURED - QUALITY”!
So I tarted it up with pretty pictures and any amount of crap, which brought it up the ratings... but only a little.
When are the “powers that be” going to realise that poetry shouldn’t need an explanation as to its meaning, but should be able to stand on its own feet without a plethora of videos, pretty pictures and all that that entails?
Hey ho! I’m glad I write for fun and not to live.