HubPages isn't a place for poets !

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    It's not only discouraging , I actually want to pull down all of my hubs out of pure disappointment , but  I find it actually boring and deflating to read the average hub page today .  In truth a poet is better off to write his or her stuff and then self publish .  Short stories don't even seem to do well here .   If it weren't for simply wanting to share  our arts ,I wouldn't have anything to do with hub pages  anymore . And yet , it wasn't always this way for me . There seemed to be much more sharing and interest in the arts . Rather than the dollars .Just a couple of years ago too!

    1. shanmarie profile image81
      shanmarieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And then we'd miss you.

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        ahorsebackposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Shannie !  I'd miss you too , in fact I already do !

        1. shanmarie profile image81
          shanmarieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Then visit me more often. wink Hugs

    2. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is discouraging the amount of importance Hub Pages actually gives to poets, but the other hubbers positive comments convince me that we are appreciated, even if we don't gain accolades from those who run the site.
      The recent HubPot Challenge is a case in point. I don't think any of the 10 selected winning hubs each day have been a poetry hub, or short fiction story. it is disappointing that they can't support a diverse range of writing styles even  in this competition. that said, I will keep posting my poems on here while some people continue to read and appreciate them. I urge you to do the same.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    Ahorseback, you have inspired joy of not only reading poetry, but writing poetry, here on HP. If you have this attitude, where does it leave ME? You might consider staying for even one person… and I am sure there are more than one.

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    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Kathryn!  Okay then , I will stay for just U!.......LOL...I'm not going anywhere , I just feel its important to voice my  opine !Luv ya beautiful!

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      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this


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    deadandgoneposted 4 years ago

    site wasn't designed as a hub for creative writers. consider it a perk that they even allow it at all, most sites like this don't allow any poetry or fiction. like infobarrrel and wizzley.
    you're entitled to your feelings, but why wouldn't you place your poetry on your own site in the first place?  have you seen the formatting options here?  pffft! it's not designed for poets, plain and simple.  and who wants to have their poetry graded by Queef-Ass Peanut-brained raters anyway?  it took me a while to realize that this was not the place for my creative writing, my blog is a much better home for it now.  no hard feelings against hubpages, but i should have seen from the getgo that this is a commercial site first and foremost. your stuff is good.  you can get a good following with your own poetry blog.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I could care less about traffic and all that. HP is a good place because  boundaries and politeness is generally insisted upon. It is actually just a good place to practice writing, get ideas, and expand one's awareness. The other stuff is illusionary fluff.

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    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    You speak truth, ahorseback and I understand your sentiments. I struggled with how to post my poetry when I started here in 2012, wanting to please veteran poets and HP, without selling my soul to the devil, so to speak. I have definitely seen the change, so many poets gone.

    I eventually got over the ethical conflict and drank the koolaid. I found a way to add the "jewelries" to my poetry hubs to keep them featured and searched for with the help of Cardisa, Simey, and Wrylit. I feel that I have found a happy medium while maintaining the integrity of my poetry.
    Of course, it's a very personal choice for each poet but it works for me. However, most of those bejeweled poetry hubs still struggle for views.

    It's a tough business and I think that the current GrowthePot Challenge solidifies the "stepchild" status of poetry on this site. But I'm enjoying the challenge and the push to produce more informational, stellar hubs. I think it's a good thing for the site. I will continue to write poetry hubs and add jewelries as appropriate.


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