I do my best to write interesting hubs that people will read. Obviously, I keep failing miserably. I spend hours on here, reading all the tutorials, advice, editing my hubs, doing backlinks, etc,etc,etc.
I guess I just suck. That's all.
Sorry, it's a pity party and you are all invited.
Really, all I want is some constructive criticism so I can improve. I think I'm writing awesome hubs, but NOBODY is commenting on them, so I'm think, well, I guess I'm overestimating my awesome factor.
Have you posted in the Extreme Hub Makeover to ask for advice?
With a score in the 90's you can't be doing too badly.
All the best :-)
The first thing I noticed when I looked at a sampling of your hubs is that you take on some pretty high traffic topics. One year to eighteen months would be a good bet as to when you'd see any sort of steady traffic on such high traffic, evergreen content. Patience. (I'm in the same boat).
Uninvited writer: No, I haven't, but it sounds like just the thing I need. Thank you!
I just read your profile and perused a few of your hubs and I must say;your writing is better than mine,your subject matter is quite engaging,and your work is just fine[always improve however].You've been a member for a short time and have done well in terms of followers,hub,and author score.Perhaps your being a bit impatient.Push it all from your mind and enjoy writing,your doing very well...relax and give it time.
Thank you, Cheaptrick. I appreciate the feedback. I guess I'm frustrated because I put so much time into most of these hubs, and get no feedback. It makes me wonder. But, you're right, I should relax a bit. Thanks
You think you're having problems? I've reached high traffic and satisfactory earnings here and now I'm back where I started from over 2 years ago. There is no certainty of success nor any guarantee it will continue if you do achieve it here. Good luck anyway, though!
I just read and commented on your 'Only child' Hub to support you. I think you are a great Hub writer with lots of ideas and writings.
I spent time reading all the hub nugget hubs this week, so that more or less took care of reading and writing comments for a day or two.
It takes time here and many articles. Try marketing outside of HubPages like Twitter and other blogging social networking sites like Triberr(dot)com. You'll get there. The best thing is to just keep working at it, write, edit and let it simmer. It's not an overnight money maker but in time you will.
I like what all your fellow writers had written and encouraged you with! I probably will be in the same boat as I am just about to start for the first time myself. It is good to know what to expect and to keep my chin up! You see, I have this "incurable disease" called: HOPE. I hope this will do well for you as well and will check out your articles! Take care!
So seeing your plight, I thought I'd hop over and check out a hub or two.
First off, your writing is great, you have style, voice and you kno whut grammer iz.
My suggestions are these:
1. If you want readers and comments from HP, then you have to spend time in the forums, be chatty, go read people's stuff, leave comments, etc., and, miracle of miracles, you'll reap what you sow.
2. If you want readers who are genuinely engaged in your stuff,you might consider a blog for some of the things you write. You can use the traffic you get from your one-off hubs and commercial hubs to help you find readers who might check out your blog, who will then like your "brand" as a writer on an ongoing basis (subscribe) or not. You can do that on HP, get a following, but what I have found is that to develop a readership here based on a particular style (brand), you have to be consistent in that brand. And if you deviate from that brand (say, for random example, from a Drunkard Blowhard brand to Didactic Grammarian brand or to a Prudent Product Reviewer brand), you jeopardize the readership of the first brand by betraying expectations. People follow Brand A because they like Brand A, but if the next thing you write is Brand B, if that's not what they're into, well, then they wonder if Brand A was a brand at all, and, well, then you're on the road to losing them.
So, in short (as if I have ever written anything "in short" ever), if you are trying to build a following for your style and voice (of which you have plenty), that would do well on Blogger or even your own site. If you want to get reads from the HP community, which is NOT really a reading community if you think about it--it's a writing community that has a handful of people who read--then you have to become part of that community to whatever extent you desire and have the time to invest.
Or perhaps strike some sort of balance of the two.
That's my two rather long-winded cents based on my experience. Good luck.
You can take it from Mssr. Shadesbreath, who has truly mastered the Drunkard Blowhard (but oh so funny, clever, witty and insightful in a jaded sudsy kinda way) brand.
Or you can take it from me, who represents the Anti-Drunkard, but equally blowhard (in a maternally angry kinda way) brand.
Either way, the advice is the same:
Keep at it.
It takes patience.
Good luck and thanks for sharing your concerns with the Hubber Nation.
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