As a writer, how do you feel when people refer to your hub as a blog?
It's clear many people still have a very hazy view of how this Internet thing works and they've picked up the idea somewhere that all self-published content on the web is blogging. How do you feel about your magazine-length, researched articles getting referred to as blogs? How do you feel about blogs and how does it relate to the first question?
I am from the old school so I still refer to myself as a writer not a blogger. It just sound more professional to be a writer. Thanks.
I dont really mind what they call it as long as they enjoy reading it, Lee
I think a lot of the articles I've written could be classified as a blog. But, to be fair, I write a lot of opinion stuff. I can see how it would be frustrating if the article is well researched. Then again, is it wrong of us to assume blogs aren't researched? In the early days of the internet, blogs were just online diaries that other people could read. But they have since evolved into a powerful writing tool, connecting writers to their fans, starting careers, and generating real revenue.
So, in answer to your question, I don't personally mind the comparison. But I do see how it could be frustrating if you write a certain kind of content that wouldn't make sense in the blog format.
It annoys the heck out of me. I'm not really sure why. I think the fact the site is called HUBpages, and I write hubs makes it sound a bit stupid for it then to be called a blog. It has it's own name and doesn't need to be classified under the word blog in my opinion. I have nothing wrong with blogs. In fact I follow a few bloggers who are exceptional writers who research everything they write. However they write on blogging platforms. This is hubpages so I prefer my writings to either be called articles or hubs.
A rose by any other name ...
Personally, I do not care whether others call my contributions to HubPages hubs, blogs, posts, articles, pieces, writings, summaries, accounts, opinion pieces, junk, terrible examples of writing or childlike scribbling.
I am an "arteest"; thus, I mostly only write to please myself. And if others like what I produce, cool -- and if others do not like what I produce, that's cool, too.
As long as I get them to read it, I don't really care what they call it. If they like what they read, then I am happy that I wrote it.
I have no problem with "blogs" and I actually have a blog on my own website, but I prefer my hubs to be referred to a otherwise as they are not merey a diary of my day to day writing. A few hub may appear that way but most of mine are creative writing. However if people read what I write and enjoy it, I guess they can call it what they want. I read some hubs by a new hubber recently who refers to each of her own hub as blogs and seems to be using Hub Pages as a blog site...so....
Well, creating a hub is like a blogger in a way. We do promote our hubs like we do for ordinary blogs, except we don't make money from your blogs, unless we monetize it. I believe as a hubber, we can write in a variety of subjects, when as a blogger, we're limited to a subject or two, on a weekly basis, if not daily like hubbing.
I don't think I would have a problem, bt never noticed anybody referring one of my hubs as a blog. I have a couple blogs floating around. But they are not done as a diary entry. I get bored with what happened to me today entries. Most of my blog entries are similar to the hub entries with research. And in most cases have entries related to each other.
I don't get butthurt about terminology. A "hub" is a brand name. It's a kind of blog. Even though I try to be as thorough and professional as possible, my Hubpages is something I myself call "my blog". A blog is the generic name and "Hubpages" or "Wordpress" are site-specific terms. It doesn't stop being a blog because it's on a certain site.
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