Are you writing on HubPages to help build a platform?

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  1. ytsenoh profile image78
    ytsenohposted 11 years ago

    Are you writing on HubPages to help build a platform?

  2. swb78 profile image60
    swb78posted 11 years ago

    Yes, this is a great venue for aspiring writers to get feedback and build an audience.

  3. KimberlyLake profile image86
    KimberlyLakeposted 11 years ago

    Yes, it is a great place to gain readership and refine my writing skills by feedback and studying others work here on Hubpages

  4. carter06 profile image71
    carter06posted 11 years ago

    I began writing last year to fill in time while laid aside unable to work and now I love it and am thankful to have found hubpages which is helping me learn to write. And now I am definitely an aspiring writer, hoping to publish my final edited first novel, as well as writing the occasional article on hubpages.

  5. Brandon Spaulding profile image57
    Brandon Spauldingposted 11 years ago

    Yes that is part of my motivation for writing here. I have so much to write about. I am a good writer and enjoy it. I think writing is maybe the best way to learn a subject.

  6. Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image76
    Ian Dabasori Hetrposted 11 years ago

    Yes I am. This is a fantastic site to get reach a wider audience and make yourself known

  7. colpolbear profile image93
    colpolbearposted 11 years ago

    Partially.  I'm on HubPages to improve my writing and because it motivates me to write.  It's also nice to have a reliable community of mostly scholars right at my fingertips!  I use it as a hobby too.  The platform is just a perk!

  8. healthwriterbob profile image77
    healthwriterbobposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I spent many years doing research aimed at discovering new drug therapies for various diseases and conditions. Now that I have retired from active research, I want to use my writing as a way to educate others about how the body works and how drugs work in the body. At the same time, I want to keep myself up to date regarding the latest advances made in science and medicine, and the research I do as part of the writing of a hub allows me to see the forward progess being made to address society's most pressing health problems. Interacting with the hubpages community of writers provides valuable feedback and encouragement as I pursue my second career.

  9. profile image52
    inkslinger21posted 11 years ago

    I'm not sure what you mean by platform. I'm trying to collect things I've written in the past (some published, but to which I retained rights) and put them in one place to judge what they look like together, with a possible eye to eventual publication in a small tome.
    So it's really just an exercise in narcissism, and a bit of a motivational tool.

  10. fernando d. profile image61
    fernando d.posted 11 years ago

    to gave readers an IDEA, what they'll be reading if I publish the hard copy.(a book)

  11. DonnaCosmato profile image90
    DonnaCosmatoposted 11 years ago

    Like inkslinger21 said, I'm not clear as to what you mean by platform, but if your meaning is am I trying to build a specific readership, then the answer is yes. There  is a specific niche market that I'm targeting with the larger intent of publishing those articles as a series of print and e-books at a later date.

  12. Seeker7 profile image83
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    I definately did start with Hub Pages to 'build a platform' but also to improve my writing skills as I had not done any writing for a few years. I'm almost ready to expand out a bit now. But one plan I have changed. I didn't know, when I joined how long I would stay with Hub Pages. But I enjoy the people, others' writings and the site so much that I'll be sticking around for a long time to come!

  13. brielise profile image61
    brieliseposted 11 years ago

    Yes. I'm currently unemployed and in an effort to do something with my time I'm trying to build a readership and some samples of my writing to show future employers.

  14. sashas89 profile image63
    sashas89posted 11 years ago

    Yes, of course. The more you publish here, the more exposure you get.

  15. Twilight Lawns profile image75
    Twilight Lawnsposted 11 years ago

    Dunno!  I just like writing.
    (and my answer was too short, so I had to write it again.)
    Dunno!  I just like writing.
    Long enough?

  16. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 11 years ago

    That was not my primary intention, but I realize that it can be a good platform builder, so yes.  I just wish that I would always have a great author's score which might help me seem really authentic.

  17. BlossomSB profile image86
    BlossomSBposted 11 years ago

    I hadn't thought about this, it's just fun to write and to read what others have written. However, I now see that there could be other, useful reasons for writing and perhaps I should follow suit. Thank you for making me think about it.

  18. DeborahNeyens profile image95
    DeborahNeyensposted 11 years ago

    Yes.  It's a great way to build a portfolio of writing samples, explore topics of interest, get feedback, and build an audience.  Plus it's a lot of fun.  I'm definitely not doing it for the money.  : )

  19. PDXKaraokeGuy profile image86
    PDXKaraokeGuyposted 11 years ago

    I originally started on hub pages to make some money. Now, I realize it's veyr difficult to make a significant living, but, it's a great way to work on your writing skills and build a name for yourself.

  20. Y2G profile image61
    Y2Gposted 11 years ago

    Yes, this site motivates me to keep writing. Motivation has always been a bit of an issue with me, so I'm glad this site has at least helped to fix that.


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