Has FaceBook taken all the attention away from Hubpages?
Most people spend their time on FaceBook. People can upload photos, form like minded groups, create pages of notes like blogs, have the immediacy of interaction, likes, comments, shares and links. Does this detract from Hubpages?
Facebook certainly hasn't taken me away from Hubpages. Then again, I'm not a into a lot of the social chatter which goes on there. Certainly I view it, and when I come 'on line' there is as often as not a notice from someone or another. But the way I see it, Facebook is really for social chit-chat, quick notices as to what one is doing and what's on, that sort of thing.
Hubpages on the other hand calls for serious writing. Or if not 'serious,' at least something that is readworthy enough for other Hubbers to want to read it. It's a site for writers and people who want to improve their skills at writing and still see something recorded 'up there on The Web.'
Hubpage management is clever enough to realize that people love accolades and praise and it it does this by providing us with icons for our progress. Facebook doesn't do that.
Hubpages encourages quality, Facebook, it seems, doesn't care one way or the other.
But why the questions? Are member statistics of Hubpage numbers dropping?
Hahaha! That other Tom is exactly why I like FB better. While there are some good and interesting writers on here there are MANY more mundane hubs that are the same old rehashed drivel. I barely get on this site anymore. Good luck Tom maybe HP will send you a $.35 bonus for speaking so highly of them! Good ? though Debby!!
Interesting how responses can center around finances and income from writing, blogging, & active conversations. Everything I read tells me people are making money on FB using it as a business & marketing vehicle. Making connections, friends,
yes, facebook is for shallow minded people who have no life. Hubpages gave me a chance to explore my own creativity and it should do the same for other aspiring writers.
justom is right about about the same drivel from some people but the majority of talented writers have always come up with different and unique work . The only reason these others go to facebook is that they are not creative enough to come up with good or great work and can only critique the people who do .
to all the people who are on hubpages remember that you were a newbie on here one time too, so support those newbies who only want a little bit of advice and knowledge about writing and confidence to keep on writing.
To all the newbies don't let anyone of these no talent facebook writers who can't write more than a paragraph tell you that you aren't a good writer.
To be honest FB is a social website and not really meant to be anything more. Personally I use it mostly for my business and am not on it 24/7 like some folks. HP is a good place to write but my gripe is they don't pay good hubs enough $.
HP main focus as a writers forum has developed to also nurture new authors with training programs, contests, challenges and tutorials. Some rise to the top, others don't make the grade in areas from recipes, poetry, fiction, science, crafts & pro
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