Writer's Preferences & Getting to know fellow Writer's

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  1. Liz-reviews profile image63
    Liz-reviewsposted 11 years ago

    Hello fellow writer's, I've noticed in my short time on Hubpages there are so many awesome writer's and each has their own unique writing style. I would love to know more...please respond with how long you have been writing on Hubpages, what your niche is ( poems, how to's, will tackle any subject, etc) if you participate in challenges ... and if so which one's have you done?
    Here's me...I've been writing on Hubpages since August of this year, I wouldn't say I have developed a niche as I love exploring everything!! I have done 1 of the weekly topic's so far...and am looking forward to reading your responses, especially which challenge you loved most and what was it.
    Looking forward to getting to know more writer's on Hubpages.

    1. lrc7815 profile image85
      lrc7815posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi!  I'm Linda (lrc7815) and I've been here since the end of May.  I'm a newbie for sure.  My niche is still a mystery although I write alot about social injustice, genealogy, nature, and I'm becoming known for my series called A Monday Morning Rant.  I was welcomed with open arms and hearts here on HP and have tried to give back all that I have received.  I may never catch up.  I have not participated in any contests yet because I am still trying to develop my skills.  One day though ...

      Thanks for the invitation to introduce myself.  I'm happy to meet you.

      1. Liz-reviews profile image63
        Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Linda, thanks so much for stopping by. You have accomplished so much for only being on HP since May, you have clearly made some great connections with alot of the writer's which is fabulous ! I love your Monday Morning rants and look forward to reading more. What a great writer's community this is.

      2. hawaiianodysseus profile image70
        hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I joined HubPages in late February of this year and was amazed at the Welcome Wagon acceptance into this wonderful literary community. A good portion of my articles have been about eBay. Since selling on eBay is my full-time occupation, I wanted my writing to chronicle as well as compliment the eBay seller's experience. In addition to entrepreneurial Hubs, I also love to write about family, social issues, and inspirational themes. Recently, I accepted my first Hub challenge posed by a fellow Hubber whom I have the greatest respect for--Ten Hubs in Ten Days. It was a gas! Or gave me gas...one or the other. Looking ahead, I want to end the year with my 100th Hub...maybe something entitled, "Whew! Am I Glad the Mayans Got it Wrong!" My goal for 2012 is to write 150 Hubs. Not a big deal, except it's truly a challenge to juggle a full-time eBay job with my writing.

        Thanks for creating this awesome forum thread. I can tell already that you're a wonderful asset to the HubPages community.

        Aloha, and best wishes!

        1. hawaiianodysseus profile image70
          hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          sorry...meant to write, complement, NOT compliment, in the above response.

        2. Liz-reviews profile image63
          Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hawaiian Odyssseus so nice to hear from you. Your writing is funny, inspirational, and you are a true giver to the HP Community. It's amazing how simple 10 hubs in 10 days sounds, but I truly know that takes commitment.
          Well done ! I think if I were to start a challenge that would be a good starting point. Thank you for your kind comments. Your goal for year end is perfect, and what do the Mayans know...hopefully wrong on this one.
          Look forward to your words of wisdom in your next Hub.

    2. CrisSp profile image76
      CrisSpposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Liz! Name is CrisSp. I've been with HP since April this year only. I'm a full time Flight Attendant and a freelance Writer when I'm on the ground. I'm not a big fan of morning flights because I'm nocturnal. My brain won't shut off at  night and so, I prefer red-eye flights. At night is also when you can hear my fingers on the keyboard--writing.

      Ahm, did I break the ice yet? 

      Okay, because of my crazy schedules at work, I can't commit to any of the challenges that HP offers, although I would love to. Maybe in the future. Why not? However, I do enjoy it here and I love the community of great people. Niche? I used to have my own community publication (Magazine type) but recession and the internet killed it. Now, I write about anything and everything under the sun, whenever I feel like and whatever feels like. I'm a versatile writer but I try to stay away from politics. I like true stories, narrative styles. My favorite categories are inspirational, quick pick me up poetry and humorous stuff to name a few.

      Wow, I feel like I'm responding to some  interview questions!

      Anyway, this is a great forum to initiate getting to know our fellow hubbers. So, thanks Liz.  Nice to meet you.

      Love from the sky~


      1. Liz-reviews profile image63
        Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hi CrisSp
        You clearly are passionate about writing, and you have very interesting hubs on your Hubpages. Are your flights usually same day return or do you have alot of layovers?  You must have sooo many stories.
        Too bad your community publication didn't survive, what kind of publication magazine was it?
        So nice to hear your story and thanks for stopping by the forum to introduce yourself.

        1. CrisSp profile image76
          CrisSpposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Liz.  Our schedules are very dynamic. We could be holding a block of return flights (short flights) and there are some layovers for long haul destinations plus deadheadings. Airline companies are cheap now a days, lay overs are very expensive for them. So, it has been reduced compared to the previous years. Indeed, there's a lot of stories to tell, mostly penned in my journal. My defunct magazine was called GTA This Month. You may  try to Google it, if you wish. For now, I'm enjoying it to the fullest while on board and doing some freelance stuff while on the ground. Again, my pleasure to meet you Liz.

  2. austinhealy profile image73
    austinhealyposted 11 years ago

    Hi, I'm Austin, an old dog whose niche is dime store poetry and short stories that appear to be so real some people think they actually are. Occasionally, I venture into voicing my modest opinion about religious topics and since I'm not one of the blessed ones, I usually take a lot of flak for it, which I suppose is the name of the game. I wish I could whip up great recipes and how-to hubs, they seem to be quite popular, but it's not my turf. I have been on Hubpages for about 5 months now. The only challenge I ever take on is myself and it's a full time job. I believe in quality over quantity, which kind of goes against Hubpages and my own best interest, but I'm not one to compromise easily. Welcome and have fun on Hubpages. See you around...

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Austin, sorry it took me so long to reply I took some time to check out your Hubs....great writing style. "The power of two.." what a fabulous touching Hub.
      I totally get the working full time and writing, and from the responses so far it amazes me how many writer's on HP consistently post great Hubs. Your quality over quantity definitely shows in your writing, well done and I look forward to reading whatever comes next.

  3. reasonablyspeakng profile image56
    reasonablyspeakngposted 11 years ago

    I'm not sure how long I've been on hubpages, a couple, maybe more years.  I am currently writing for a friend's blog at bitemybookblogspot.com, writing a new book and I started on my own blog last night.  I love to read and to write doesn't matter the topic.  It's easier to say what I don't write about than it is to say what I do.  The only topic I don't cover is sports because I don't follow any anymore and I don't feel it's a good idea to write about things you know nothing about.  On Bitemybook I post lyric reviews, book reviews, opinions, rants, general information about writing, and other bits here and there.  I am on twitter again, for anyone else on it,  under the name JccKeith.  I post links to websites, hubs, including mine and other people's when I find them interesting or useful.  I also retweet posts I find useful.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Reasonablyspeakng
      Thanks for answering my forum post. A new book how fabulous...any hints on the subject ? I checked out your Hub on "Working from home on your computer", some great tips and websites and lots of research for your readers. AHHH twitter, I have a twitter account but still am not entirely sure how it works...some advise maybe ??
      Look forward to hearing more from you.

  4. HoneyBB profile image93
    HoneyBBposted 11 years ago

    I've only been on HubPages for two to three weeks. I don't really have a niche but I think I have a knack for writing on social issues. I was just nominated for the Rising Star Award for one of my hubs. I'm still having a little difficulty figuring out where to go to find what I want to get to and I get sidetracked a lot. I plan to do the Topic challenge if I can ever find it...lol.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi HoneyBB
      Wow only 3 weeks and you've written some fabulous Hubs on social issues...well done. Well written Hub on "Four changes that would Reduce..."
      very valid points and lots of research. Keep up the great writing...it's so easy to get sidetracked...occupational hazard ?? All those great ideas running rampant in our heads. Nice to meet you.
      Thanks for answering my forum post.

      1. HoneyBB profile image93
        HoneyBBposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for all the compliments. My biggest problem is this is just about my only experience with blogging and forums and sometimes I can't find messages that people sent me but I'm getting a little better at it every day.

        1. Liz-reviews profile image63
          Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I just found the HP App for my Iphone and Android device which is great when I'm not at home because it tells me who has written to me and helps me (Hopefully) keep track of who I've responded too. This is absolutely my first ever blogging experience as well, I had been looking for a blogging site for awhile and found HubPages when I was on vacation this past summer.
          You're doing GREAT !!

  5. isenhower33 profile image66
    isenhower33posted 11 years ago

    Ive been on hubpages for 3 months, but I just started putting stuff on here a month ago. I like writing poems but my favorite things to write is anything about Inspiration. Helping others achieve goals and dreams is what I like to do. I love the HP community and like to read everyone else's hubs smile

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Robert
      So nice to hear from you...absolutely LOVED your Forum post getting everyone to introduce where they are from...it was soooo great to read all the responses. I just re-read your Profile, you have 2 great dreams...don't give up on them. My daughter did 1 month in Jamaica  volunteering in one of the schools, she loved it.
      Robert you write very inspirational Hubs, keep up the fantastic writing.
      Thanks for answering my Forum post.

      1. isenhower33 profile image66
        isenhower33posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks smile thats awesome how'd she like it? I would love to go over there, that would be really neat. You got to tell her if she goes back again that a fellow hubber wants a souvenir lol smile

        1. Liz-reviews profile image63
          Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          My daughter absolutely loved every minute of ... that is once she got rid of the ants in her room, and met her roommate who was from Switzerland. When you volunteer in Jamaica you work about 2-3 hours a day and rest of the day you have to explore. She had an adjustment period getting used to breakfasts there...breakfast in her house was a big meal with meat and it was usually really hot (definitely a small thing) she loved the locals and didn't do touristy things she really explored the island and had a blast. Definitely will mention the souvenir thing, if you have a chance to go on a mission...go for it...you want to take every opportunity to experience this wonderful planet we live on.

          1. isenhower33 profile image66
            isenhower33posted 11 years agoin reply to this

            My problem is not having the cashflow sad If I did then I would've probably already visited several countries. I want to make a business outta helping others around the would. And I bet that was awesome, tell her if she isn't seeing anyone I want a date!! lol smile Because I love to explore, Im not too fond of tourists attractions, I want to see the land, and nature smile

            1. Liz-reviews profile image63
              Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              You are awesome...I totally get the whole cash flow problem especially when you are trying to save to go somewhere to volunteer. It's hard to save cash when the bills need to be paid, what about teaching English as a second language somewhere? Just a thought.

  6. Liz-reviews profile image63
    Liz-reviewsposted 11 years ago

    Small milestone for me...but wanted to add that I just finished and posted my 10th Hub...I know 10 is definitely not a big number... I have such a long way to go, especially in comparison to other writer's on this site. I'm enjoying this writer's community and all the support that comes with it. Look forward to meeting more writer's from this awesome community.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Liz-reviews and welcome to Hubpages smile

      I see you have some difficulty using apostrophes correctly.

      This hub may help - http://thefont.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Use-Apostrophes

      We are a community of writers and so it is good to help each other out.

      When we get writer's block we can come to the forums for inspiration - though with 10 hubs already it hardly applies to you LOL

      1. Liz-reviews profile image63
        Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the hub link IzzyM, will check it out. Punctuation was never my strong suit. Absolutely correct on how awesome the support on Hubpages is.
        Thanks for stopping by the forum. When I meet a new writer it gives me a chance to check out their individual hubs, much like my version of the hub hopper.

  7. Shadesbreath profile image79
    Shadesbreathposted 11 years ago

    Hi Liz-Reviews. Grat's on your ten hubs.

    I've been at HP for about four years and change. Every so often I write on writing or grammar but mostly I write satire and attempt humor. Welcome to HP.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Shadesbreath nice to meet you. Just checked out your page and commented on your Fiber One Hub...funniest thing I have read in a long time.
      Look forward to future reads on your Hub.
      Thanks for the Congrats, and stopping by.

  8. CJWood71 profile image84
    CJWood71posted 11 years ago

    My name is Chris and I joined hubpages in July of 2011.  It is hard for me to believe that I have been on here for that long, but I fell in love with hubpages on my first visit.  The community atmosphere here is second to none and just being a part of the gang is a source of pride for me.  I do not really have a niche yet, although the bulk of my writing is my attempts at humor and making people laugh.  Once in awhile I make an attempt at more serious writing, music, sports, social issues and relationships.  I have not attempted any of the challenges yet, as I am busy trying to challenge myself to keep people laughing.  I hope to remain an active member of this community for years to come.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to meet you Chris, you write very interesting and humorous hubs.
      Loved your review of your 1st year on HP. I think writing on different topics and waiting to see which one is a goldmine for you is a brilliant way to go.
      Well done & thanks for stopping by & introducing yourself.

  9. Dallas Matier profile image86
    Dallas Matierposted 11 years ago

    I've been here for a bit over a year, now - with occasional long breaks mixed in. So, I haven't put nearly as much stuff up as I would have liked. Most of my stuff here tends to be reviews (books, movies and video games) so, if I had a niche here, I suppose that would be it.

    If I could, I'd spend all of my time focused on fiction, though - but, really, during those long blank periods that always seem to crop up, putting it aside and focusing on something else is usually much a much better option than staring at a blank page.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dallas, nice to meet you. I just read your review on 'Memoirs of a Geisha".
      I loved the story and very interesting to read about Mineko Iwasaki wanting to remain anonymous, and then writing  'Geisha of Gion' I will definitely be looking for that to read. It looks like your breaks in between just prompt you to come back with interesting content.
      Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself.

  10. weestro profile image78
    weestroposted 11 years ago

    Hey I'm Weestro, it's hard to believe I've been here over a year now.  I have no niche whatsoever and I write whatever I feeling like writing.  Probably not the best way to go about it but it works for me!

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pete
      You clearly don't need a niche...you write great stuff on a variety of topics!!
      Loved your 'How to get yourself robbed' totally hilarious!! 
      Thanks for introducing yourself, and stopping by the forum.

  11. Para Nought profile image60
    Para Noughtposted 11 years ago

    I've been writing on Hub Pages on and off for 3 years now, though this account is new and only for creative writing. My old account (Eternal Evolution) mainly features information articles about dogs and such.With this account I'm hoping to post some of my smaller works such as poems, flash fiction, and short stories. I am working on a book but that will not be posted. Currently I only have 3 poems posted but hope to post more soon.

    1. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Para Nought, nice to meet you...loved your poem entitled
      "Follow follow down the rabbit hole". Interesting having 2 accounts to showcase your individual works. I read your hub on Eternal Evolution about BSL, definately agree that this legislation will do nothing in regards to irresponsible dog owners.
      Thanks for stopping by the forum.

  12. NYMiskovic profile image60
    NYMiskovicposted 11 years ago

    My name is Kara and I've been writing on HubPages on and off for three years. When I first started here it was to try to make money and I wrote about a variety of topics--health, family, children, pets, some silly stuff.

    After taking a year and a half long break to focus on my fictional writing I've returned with more focus. I've had two books published, two more under contract that are in the editing stages, and two more that are with agents waiting/hoping to receive an offer for a contract.

    I've decided I'm now going to use HubPages to share a little bit of my writing and to share the vast amount of knowledge I've gained over the past year and half about writing, publishing, author branding, effective critiquing, and promotion. Things like that. smile

    1. allumsbn profile image61
      allumsbnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hello my name is Brandi and I have been looking for someone to help me with the knowledge of getting a novel published. I have written a Fiction novel and I do not know the first thing how to get it published would you give me some pointers?

      1. Liz-reviews profile image63
        Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Brandi
        1st of all Welcome to Hubpages, it is a great writers community I'm sure you will enjoy. There will be many writers on this site that will be able to give you advise on publishing. Kara just introduced herself on this forum ( her name on Hubpages is NYMiskovic) and she has had 2 of her novels published. I wish you luck.
        If you haven't had a chance yet, try using the Hub Hopper (I prefer using the classic hopper). It's a great way to find other writers that may have written hubs on the information that you need.
        Thanks for stopping by the forum and introducing yourself.

    2. Liz-reviews profile image63
      Liz-reviewsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kara
      So nice to meet you. Congratulations on publishing 2 of your novels. The time you took off to focus on your novels must feel well rewarded.  From your profile, you sound like a busy mom that has achieved a good balance between writing and family life. Well done on your accomplishments & I look forward to reading more.
      Thanks so much for stopping by the forum and introducing yourself.


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