Being a Social Writer

Online Writing InsiderThough the world of online writing is full of interaction- through comments, likes, shares, tweets, and more- there is still something to be said for getting one-on-one feedback on your work, either in the digital space or IRL.

In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (Being a Social Writer), Robin Edmondson and Simone Smith discuss the benefits of meeting with other people to discuss your online writing.  They also discuss the use of Meetup as a great means of meeting with likeminded authors- HubPages, for example, offers HubCamps and HubMeets to help its writers connect and trade tips and feedback in person.

Are you interested in getting involved with HubCamps or HubMeets?  Check out the official meetup pages at and  And if you’re near London, be sure to stop by HubCamp London!  It’s TOMORROW at 3:00pm!

HubCamp Boston In Review

HubCamp Boston took place yesterday, and we all had a blast!

Robin and I met up with Boston area Hubbers including thranax, J.S.Matthew, and Carolyn2008 at the Back Bay Hotel to swap insider HubPages tips and just shoot the breeze.  It was a blast meeting Hubbers in person and we hope that everyone had as much fun as we did!

Major topics discussed in the meeting included…

  • Hub creation
  • Choosing good topics
  • Researching good topics and competition
  • The HubHopper
  • Timing and changes in traffic
  • HubPages Elite programs

Sad you missed HubCamp Boston?  Not to worry! More HubCamps are in store, and we’re also working on developing ways in which we can make HubCamp more accessible to everyone, since our community spans across such a wide area.

If you’re in the London area, be sure to stop by HubCamp London, which is just about a week and a half away.  We’ll be meeting at the Fleet River Bakery in London on Thursday, May 26th at 3:00pm, and shall be making it more of a HubMeet style format to ensure that everyone has plenty of time for socializing- plus to have any HubPages or online writing-related questions answered.  For more information on HubCamp London- and to RSVP – visit the official Meetup page.

Speaking of HubMeets (HubPages’ social meetups), we encourage you to start your own, and check out our HubMeets Meetup Everywhere page to see if any Hubbers are staging HubPages Social Meetups in your area.

Thanks to those of you who made it out to HubCamp Boston.  It was a pleasure to meet you!


Hubbers Socialize in Melbourne, Australia

Last week, Australia saw its first HubMeet (HubPages social meetup) when Hubbers Suzanne Day, Kangaroo Jase, and May PL got together  at the Stolberg Beer Cafe in Preston – the three Hubbers, plus Richard, May’s Husband (and hopefully soon-to-be-Hubber) got together to chat, share tips, and talk all things HubPages in the real world!

The group swapped a lot of helpful information – May PL shared some tips on writing about business-related things, Kangaroo Jase talked genre trees, and Suzanne Day suggested some good strategies for writing all-around good Hubs.  Even Richard pitched in with his insider insights on the financial world and writing on financial topics online.

Suzanne wrote a great Hub about the HubMeet sharing fun photos and noting the major topics discussed – I highly recommend you check it out!

If you love the idea of a social HubPages meetup, you can check our HubMeets page on Meetup Everywhere to see if there are any HubPages-related meetups in your area.

And if you would like some Hubbing Tips straight from the HubPages staff, check out our upcoming HubCamp event schedule to see if one of our free seminars is coming to a city near you!

The First Ever Hubber-Hosted HubCamp

Craan on HubPages

Craan on HubPages

Earlier this month, we unveiled a HubCamp platform that allows Hubbers to host their own HubCamps.  Less than a month later, the first Hubber-hosted HubCamp shall be held! This December 9th, Hubber Craan will host a HubCamp at Fort Pierce Branch Library in Fort Pierce, Florida.

We’re very excited for the event, and if you live in the area, we hope you can make it!  To RSVP and get more details about the event, visit its Meetup Everywhere page, click the “I’m Interested” button, and fill out the RSVP form.

If you are interested in hosting a HubCamp in your own local area, check out the Start Your Own section of the HubCamp pages on