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Les Trois Chenes Writing on HubPages

Updated on October 30, 2014

Writing on HubPages - An Index of Articles by Les Trois Chenes

HubPages was the first love of my life before I met Squidoo! Both are great places to write, to get advice and tips and to meet like-minded people.

I began writing about Les Trois Chenes, or 'The Three Oaks', my bed and breakfast, holiday cottage and painting holidays near Rochechouart in Limousin, South West France, but I soon found out that the whole of life is 'subject matter', and I experiment with topics in HubPages and Squidoo.

I hope that you'll enjoy these articles about the life of an English lady in Limousin, deepest rural France; about the food we make, the region of Limousin, the things there are to see and do. I hope you enjoy as well my painting holiday lenses and my online painting course. I hope you'll find all the odds and ends interesting too. Let me know by leaving a message in the comments box at the end.


Why Write Online?

To promote my web site - initially!

I started writing for HubPage in 2010 and my very first article remains one of my best performing, so when I say that I've learned so much on that site, take it with a pinch of salt! Never-the-less, HubPages was my first love on the internet, and it does send a great deal of traffic to my site.

Which brings me around to how I began writing on-line. I read a book called 'eBay for Dummies' and in this was a chapter about getting your web site 'out there'. It involved social networking, back-links etc. It seems so long ago now that I can hardly remember. I began to put all this into practice and at some point stumbled over HubPages. Opened up the site, read their advice and wrote about what I was doing at that particular moment - making my own yogurt.

It wasn't very commercially-orientated as the whole gist of it is that you don't need to actually buy anything. I didn't have the concept at the time that I could earn money from writing. As it turned out, this was just as well as I don't earn enough to write home about.

And now? It's a bit like a game. Can I write better articles, get more clicks, take better photos, up my game. Can I really get cash?

And of course I love writing - or rather, I love researching - writing is the hard work. Once I started I began to see my daily life was just a long list of fascinating subjects - how do you make compost, take care of cacti, work a video or play the piano? There are certainly more things to write about than time to do the writing.

And the web site? Most of my traffic comes from HubPages - so it worked!

eBay for Dummies Started Me in the Right Direction - Good for learning about more than just eBay!

eBay For Dummies
eBay For Dummies

If you're thinking about selling on eBay then this book is ideal. Like all the 'Dummies' books, it's written in real english, (not geek-speak) and is understadable by your average middle aged woman - ie me). But it is much more than how to buy and sell on eBay - it's about managing yourself on line in general and it certainly pointed me in the right direction;


My Profile on HubPages

Les Trois Chenes Profile on HubPages

This is sort of my HubPage Curriculum Vitae!

Collections of Hubs:

HubPages Community

Articles that have won prizes in the HubPages contests:

Hub of the Day:

Hurray, I was thrilled when these hubs were selected as 'Hub of the Day'

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What is HubPages?

It's a social content community, like Squidoo

HubPages, like Squidoo, is a social content community for writers where you can produce one-page web sites on any topic you like.

Writers on HubPages, HP, are known as Hubbers, and each hubber is allocated a free sub-domain. It's important to know that all intellectual property rights to this material is retained by the author.

The text of an article can be augmented with a range of modules including tables, maps, pictures, polls etc and these are called Hubs.

Money is earned through advertising on Hubs, through HubPages' own Advertising Program, Google Adsense, eBay and, and also through the regular contests which have great money prizes.

What's the difference between Hubpages and Squidoo? HP works slightly differently to Squidoo, has a different look and is, arguably, suited to a slightly different types of article or, at least, a different approach.

The 2011 film 'La Guerre des Boutons' or, 'The War of the Buttons' was filmed in Biennac, just ten minutes from Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast, Rochechouart

This spacious house and barn in the centre of our hamlet is only 35,000 euros - and I bet the owner would accept an offer at that!


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Where in the World Are We? - In Limousin, a hidden corner of South West France

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      I haven't tried Hubpages yet -- I kind of feel stretched doing Squidoo in addition to my full-time job as it is!

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @PaulWinter: I started Squidoo to link to my HP site, but then HP got into trouble with Google so I started writing more for Squidoo until I saw how things were going. Like the community on HP which is easier to access than Squidoo. Only started to 'meet' people here when I discovered & started the facebook pages. Why didn't you get on with HP, kaazoom?

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @anonymous: The good thing about writing for both is you can cross-link, SereneSea. Also not all eggs in one basket. I think HP pays much better than Squidoo, but is less commercial. Nice to do articles in HP and then commercial selling lenses in Squidoo - not that I do this but I think I should!

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      I have tried Hubpages but never really got on with it as well as I have with Squidoo. It's good you manage to use both platforms

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It is really great to see that you can write on both the platforms and give time to your website as well. I get so busy with squidoo itself that there is no time left.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      @vegetablegardenh: Thank you so much for your comment. I really wonder how these children are going to grow up! I hope they don't have the health problems that I anticipate. Good gardening.

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      vegetablegardenh 6 years ago

      I just read your Hubpages article "The Problem With Food". I think it's excellent, really enjoyed reading it.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      @John Dyhouse: I enjoy HubPages and the HubPage community. I'd encourage your to branch out.

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      I am still to write (or join) hubpages - one of these days I will start to create articles for Hubpages and Helium and........................... Well you get the idea. This lens has been very helpful and given me another little push, thanks.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      @Virginia Allain: I'm not sure about 'success', Virginia, but I've enjoyed putting the articles together. I have to work harder at the SEO's, promoting and backlinking etc. (ie the boring bits!), to really make them earn. Thank you for leaving your comments.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      @JennySui: Thanks for visiting Katrina. I'll add a link plexo so that lensmasters who also work on HubPages can leave a link to their profile pages.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      You are a busy, busy lady. I'm glad you are finding success on Hubpages and Squidoo, as I look forward to more of your writing.

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      You are o hubpages.. i didn't know that before reading this lens.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      @annieangel1: Thanks for dropping by, Ann. Much appreciated. You'll know Limousin as well as we know your neck of the woods at this rate!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      it looks lovely -