Writing About Dogs & Trying out HubPages


A couple of months ago, my human confessed to me that she was really jealous of my blog and she wanted to write about dogs too. I had to be firm and put my paw down and tell her that Alfie’s Blog is my space, and that unless she grew a waggy tail anytime soon she should keep her long fingered paws off my blog.

Finding her own writing platform

I told her about a couple of other options she could try if she really wanted to try some writing of her own. After I explained it all to her, she realised that she didn’t want to start her own blog (I think she’s probably seen me writing into the late hours and understood how much work is involved!). Then she signed up for something called Hubpages where she could write an article about Dogs every now and then without having to worry about editorial calendars (I’m a very organised puppy!) or other regular tasks.

Pay checks and Backlinks

I didn’t hear her talk about it again until last week when she was all excited about getting paid for her writing. That caught my attention,  I’ve learned that money is a good thing (its very tasty and you can buy yummy pigs ears for cash) so I pricked my ears and listened to her more carefully. It turns out she’d received her first pay check  from Hubpages and she was looking very smug. Apparently she’s also used her articles to set up some back links to my blog too which is really cool as Google really likes back links and that means more dogs can sniff out my blog. She also said the hub pages community and is real nice and she’s learned lots about everything from SEO to long tail keywords in their learning centre.

So I thought, perhaps I should share some of her articles on my blog too (its only fair, isn’t it?) and tell some of my fellow bloggers about Hubpages in case your humans want to try it out too.

My Human’s Dog Articles on Hubpages:



  1. says

    Hmmmm Alfiie,

    My Mum doesn’t know about hubpages, maybe I should tell her – I hope you got a cut of the spoils buddy, after all, you’re her inspiration!! Tee Hee

    Have a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  2. Inga says

    Thank you so very much for sharing all of this Alfie! And you must be awfully proud of your human for it’s all very impressive, this stuff about the learning centre as well as the articles and all the info about the hubpages!

  3. says

    excellent news! congrats!

    i thought about using links to my blog and my own photos on my Examiner.com page, but something about it feels weird to me. maybe i should give it a try.

  4. says

    As long as your link is within context and your photos are making sense and adding to your story, then why not? More dogs and people will sniff out your fabulous blog and it will help you tell your stories better *waggy tail*

  5. says

    Hey Alfie,

    I’m glad your mom has found a way to make some extra money from her writing! I’m on Examiner, like Lauren, but I just started. I looked into HubPages as well. If your mom is up for it, tell her to shoot me an email to compare the two. I’d love to learn more about HubPages, and maybe she’d like to be an Examiner!

    Thanks! -K

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