Some people just can't do this...
At the risk of being identified as substandard, I will review just a few of the really awful hubs that I have seen on HubPages. Often I use the "Hub Hopping" feature or the Explore feature of HubPages to look for interesting reading. Once in a while I am punched in the thorax by a slug of words, sentences, and paragraphs that should have never been published.
If you're not an English teacher, take a few moments to check out my list. There's still a lot of objectionable nonsense out there for you to discover, if you have the thorax for it.
The Cheapest Watches
One of the last things we all need in life is another cheap watch. Our computer, car, phone, pacemaker, TV, microwave oven, toaster oven, thermostat, and alarm clock all have clocks in them. Who would waste time on a hub enumerating more cheap watches?
I'm sure the author meant well... perhaps it was her first hub after being awarded a GED. Maybe the composition was intended as cautionary tale directed at online shopaholics. We may never know for sure, but we sure can speculate.
The author seems inanely proud of knowing so many different words for "clock." We all learned those words in 6th grade, but few of us ever feel the need to create a composition that will live in perpetuity.
Tree Climbing Stands?
I mean, really. The people who write about this stuff need to go outside and play. Go climb a tree or go shopping at REI. No one with a credit card or an ounce of self-respect would spend time hammering on a keyboard for the purpose of documenting tree climbing stands.
Tree are not made for humans hide in and no self-respecting sentient being should be writing about devices that facilitate such. Even the grammar is horrible and I think I found a typo also.
This is insipid
If you're sufficiently unlucky to be stuck with a cat, the last thing you want to do with it is pay for a visit to the cat chiropractor. Is there even such a thing? Do people actually go to school to learn how practice chiropractic science on felines? I can only hope not. The author of this hub probably owns a chiropractic studio and wants to get some free advertising from HubPages. What a joke?
In all honesty, I didn't read the entire hub because it just rambled on and on. It seemed interminable. It was boring, in a trite and uninspired type of way. Do yourself a favor and browse away from it whenever you get the opportunity.
I am Joe's Hub??
If you're like 100 years old you may vaguely recall a series of articles in Reader's Digest Magazine. These epic screeds documented various body parts belonging to a (hopefully) fictional dude named "Joe." Our friend Joe's heart, brain, liver, acne scars, and other assorted bodily organs spoke to us in the first person. They told us all about their adventures and escapades as part of Joe's functioning biology. It was kind of cool, back when people actually read magazines. Well, this positively lame hub represents a weak rip-off of the original format. We are introduced to a hub who talks to us in the first person. I've read a lot of hubs and none of them ever talked to me. This is one hub that needs to be marked as substandard.
Huntington Beach Auto Accident Lawyer
If you've ever craved wealth and fame on HubPages, you know that one of the best-paying keywords in cyberspace is "Huntington Beach Auto Accident Lawyer." No one knows why. Most people don't care why: they just want the money. There's precious little nobility in the quest for Internet riches.
Anyway, this stinker of a hub weakly attempts to leverage our favorite Google keyword via a thinly disguised veil of Huntington Beach travelogue vignettes. Eventually the writing settles down to being extremely bad. Somewhere in there is a mention or two of the much-adored phrase that is rumored to deliver somewhere around $6 per click. Sure, we all want to get rich with as little work as possible, but how this eccentric babble escaped HubPages censors remains a mystery. Perhaps the author has photos of Ryan cavorting with Republicans.
There are many more...
That's just a short list of the 'writing' I've found on HubPages. Some people simply should not be allowed to publish online. Since an account is free, it's definitely worth the price. Keep reading, but have a Tums handy as you proceed with caution.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on September 26, 2015:
ah there are lots of writers who write promo hubs here
nicomp really (author) from Ohio, USA on November 27, 2012:
@Nemingha : forget the Google nonsense. You can't win because they keep changing the target and they won't tell you what the target is in the first place. I've written about it extensively.
Nemingha on November 27, 2012:
It's just a dream but I think it would be great to write what we really want to without worrying about keywords and all that other Google crap. Fun Hub.
ignugent17 on November 27, 2012:
Admired your courage. :-)
jane francis on November 27, 2012:
Very different and fun.Thanks for sharing.
tmbridgeland from Small Town, Illinois on November 26, 2012:
Nicomp, yes, I clicked through and those Hubs are among the worst I have ever seen. I think I burned my eyes just glancing at them. Ouch.
Michelle Dee from Charlotte, NC on November 26, 2012:
This was just too funny, and then I looked at the photos up close and got a bigger chuckle when all of these mentioned hubs were written by......you nicomp!! This was different and fun. Thanks for sharing.
nicomp really (author) from Ohio, USA on November 26, 2012:
Georgiakevin, you probably shouldn't encourage me... we will wait to see how angry the object of my criticism becomes. They may ask HubPages to ban me or something.
Georgiakevin from Central Georgia on November 26, 2012:
Actually I enjoyed reading your hub. You stated your opinions very clearly with only a little bit of bias and made a fun read, well done. Any chance for you to review more?
JT Walters from Florida on November 26, 2012:
Glad to know I wasn't on the list and thought this was hysterically funny.
drbj and sherry from south Florida on November 26, 2012:
Very funny, nicomp, but I just heard from Joe and he said his lawyer will be speaking to your lawyer posthaste ... or sooner.
Niteriter from Canada on November 25, 2012:
I share your sentiments regarding the author you chose to disparage in this Hub. He/she/it, in our opinion, is in grave danger of losing its standing as a sentient being.
It might please you to know that I nearly succumbed to the urge to buy a container of Tums from Amazon upon reaching your final capsule.
Melissa Propp from Minnesota on November 25, 2012:
I had to admit, I felt compelled to quickly scan your hub to make sure that I didn't get mentioned...then I went back and read it, laughing out loud. You have a wicked sense of humor, I like it!
Rain Defence from UK on November 25, 2012:
I've churned out my share of bilge, I was hoping none of my hubs were up here, as I'm sure most people who read this will do as well. Phew, got away with it!
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 25, 2012:
Well, you had me laughing on this Sunday morning. I have run across some real stinkers in my first ten months. I give a person one chance; they lost me after that, and quite a few have lost me. :) Fun hub and right on!