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One of my fellow bloggers, who I met via Bloggers.com, however, has been "elmering" me in various aspects of how to be read more widely, and one of her best suggestions has been to join Hubpages.com. If you like writing, and want to take what you're doing right now up a notch, then I recommend you sign up.
The writing required there is a more formal than our casual blogging style. They, frankly, have a lot of rules. They don't, for instance, tolerate copyright infringement, but they give you the tools necessary to avoid that. Generally, they post articles of high quality. As an article nexus they bring in a boatload of traffic and can help you reach many more readers, whom you can also link back to your own blogs. They have revenue sharing programs, too.
I just posted my first article (about how I became a ham), which they call a "hub" (I don't know why), and it's here. I'm not going to make it a regular practice to link to my hubs from here, but since this is the first one, I want folks to visit it so that I get a running start. And yes, that link is a referral link, so if you do decide to join Hubpages and get revenue from your articles I get a small cut. The cut doesn't come from your revenue share, though, it comes from Hubpages' share.
Another reason I'm promoting Hubpages here, on Cloud Warmer, is that I noticed the dearth of Ham Radio related articles there. There are barely more than a dozen posts and some of those are on CB radio! So, in that category you would not have a lot of competition. I'd certainly like to see that segment grow on their site and I know our blogging community has a lot to offer. 73!
p.s. published my second amateur radio "hub" today!