When publishing poems here, is it advisable to say something about what inspired you to write them?
I have a great deal of poetry but some pieces are short and don't meet the required word length. To increase the words, should I mention something about the poem and what inspired me to write it and perhaps explain the backstory to it? Or is it better to let the reader put their own interpretation on it?
I know poetry doesn't do very well on here and gets very few pages views - would adding further information help to boost views?
yes adding additional information does help. It's what I usually do to get my wordcount up.
If you want to check out another site just for poetry and creative writing (but it doesn't pay) look up The Creative Exiles.
I would suggest putting multiple poems in one hub, putting them in their own capsules within said article. It puts them all in one place in one organized manner and the more you write, you can just edit the hub and add the new ones. It's one I've recently started doing and it works out well so far. c:
I can share my experience and maybe it is TMI. I have eleven poems published and featured. They all were featured right away. Nine of my poems are the poem only. They are usually four stanzas of four lines with word count less than 200. One is three Haikus with a word count of 57.
One had information. I placed the information at the beginning as an intro explaining how the poem came to be with a word count of 157. The poem was long and the whole article had a word count of 750.
A footnote: I place my poems in the following category trail:
HubPages → Books, Literature, and Writing → Poems & Poetry
There are subcategories after Poems & Poetry like Inspirational and Narrative, but I don't always choose one.
by Robin Layne 8 years ago
Wesleycox has inspired me to share some of my poetry on the forums, not to mention create more Hubs that continue my series on personal experience love stories with poems. On one of his threads he expressed some strong negative emotions in a good poem, and someone thought it was about his...
by Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago
Just wondering! I have a lot of old poems (I no longer write poetry often though I once did). I still write a lot of stories... especially flash fiction.I could put my poems and stories here on HubPages... but my main motivation would be to make money.So tell me... do you make money with your...
by rlaha 6 years ago
My husband is a good poet. Do you think he should publish his poems?Hi everyone. I have recently published a small book of my poems on Amazon and Createspace (please see my profile for more info if you are interested). My husband is a much better poet than I am. I was wondering if I should...
by Susan Britton 3 years ago
Write a Hub that is outside your comfort zone in 2015. (If you normally write informative articles, try a short story or poem. If you're a creative writer, consider a tutorial or explanation Hub.)This above sentence was copied from the Weekly hub news we received today. I started writing on...
by Ivey Curry 4 years ago
Right now I am writing poems, is this acceptable in the publishing?
by Twilight Lawns 4 years ago
Why do HP insist on submerging writing of prose & poetry, and not let work stand on its own merits?What is it with the HubPolice that a poem (for example) needs a singing and dancing description of the contents of the Hub with lots of lovely pictures and videos and tables and quizzes and all...
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.|