Do you need a traditional journal?
Since we all enjoy creating hubs, does anyone besides myself keep a regular journal? If so what do you plan to do with it now that it's filled up? Have you gone back to re-read what you've written? What do you think about it?
I am still relatively new in the practice of writing online (I just discovered InfoBarrel 2 weeks ago, and some reading in their forum led me to hubpages).
The two hubs I have submitted to hubpages are my 2nd and 3rd publications online respectively, having published my first "Nuclear Power - a Sure, Reliable, Near Renewable Energy, but Two Edged as a Killer Sword" on InfoBarrel on 18th April, 2011.
So far, I think it has gone well. What I may not be sure is what I need and what I don't. I think I need lots of survival tips from those (like you) who have been online a while.
I do keep a journal. It's filled with happenings in my life, my thoughts, and my inner most feelings. Writing on HubPages could not replace it. I look at is as a tool of self-reflection. Sometimes when I write in it, I discover things about myself that even I didn't know.
Do I go back and read it? Rarely. Maybe I should
No. A journal is just another object to keep track of your life. So instead I take pictures, write and post on my facebook, keep thoughts online. Also scrap booking is more fun than writing about your life every day.
I do write in a journal and have not filled it up since it is an ongoing process. I love the exercise of writing on paper; I think there is a 'magical' process of transformation when one uses a method such as writing, or creating collage work; or art work. It utilizes the creative side, as well as conjouring up things from places deep within.
I have in the past but not so much anymore. I love going back and seeing how I felt at times in my life--that I thought was important. I think it sort of helps with the learning process. Sometimes I feel I have matured and advanced in my life and reread entries from 30 years go only to find I was struggling then with the same things I am now. Is that a good thing? I'm not really sure--
I do not actually write in journals, beside to write recipes, blue-prints, etc. And I only use it probably 5 times or so a year. But I love journals.
Heck, to be honest I love office supplies. My wife says I have an office supply fetish.
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
People have suggested I join Infobarrel so I did. I unpublished and deleted a hub here about La Guancha in Tenerife and thought I would use it as my first InfoBarrel article. The first problem I ran into was it said I was using a keyword too much. The keyword was roses and I was saying that there...
by Nathan Bernardo 2 months ago
Out of all the sites I use, this site is the one I can most easily navigate and use; including the HubTool. I mean this seriously. It really is the only site that I can say I pretty much always have a good experience on in relation to getting around on the site and using its features.
by Missing Link 7 years ago
I got in on EHOW towards the very end just a few months before it imploded. I was making decent money right away----MUCH more than what I make per adsense per hubpages, etc. However, I disliked a number of other things about EHOW. When EHOW imploded there were a number of other things...
by StormsHalted 5 years ago
Any Alternative to Hub Pages ?
by Miss Crayola 4 years ago
How do you make extra money besides Hubpages?Is it worth it?
by David 470 7 years ago
I have recently started writing on infobarrel. I admire their 75% adsense and the interface is decent.How well does the site rank in terms of the search engines?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|