How To Write A Unique and Engaging Featured Hub

Introduction

Writing a great article that is appealing to others is not as difficult as it may seem. However if you're a newbie it can be mortifying, and discouraging.

Luckily you have stumbled across a community that is interested in your growth as a writer.

The following steps can help you write engaging featured Hubs.

How To Write An Engaging Featured Hub

Man Holding Card with the HubPages symbol.
Man Holding Card with the HubPages symbol. | Source

Brainstorming Allows Your Mind To Generate Unique Possibilities

Innovation Invention Boy Idea Thinking Light Bulb and dog
Innovation Invention Boy Idea Thinking Light Bulb and dog | Source

Step One: Generate Your Own Ideas

One: Discovering ideas- choose an idea that is fresh.

Similar to having a conversation with a friend. Random, disorganized conversations that shift off topic is exhausting. Stick to the point at hand.

Observe the world around you. Write down almost anything and everything that takes place. Writing down questions, is a good concept as well. Brainstorm your thoughts on paper.

  • Use The plus and minus concept. If you're writing about a new restaurant, what did you like about the place? What are some improvements that would've made your experience better? Interview yourself.
  • Does your family love to cook? Write about it, or share your recipe. The Hubpages loves recipes.
  • Did you take a great vacation? Where did you stay? What did you do? Who did you meet? What would you have done differently? Did you take pictures?
  • Now That You Have A Unique Idea It's Time To Write Your Engaging Hub.

You can also be inspired to write about your daily routine. Try documenting your life for a day, you may meet interesting new people or you may discover something new about yourself.

Step Two: Choose A Unique URL

Step Two: Pick a different title for your article. For instance the title: 'All About Dogs' Is not a unique title. That title has been used so many times. Yet, I have personally discovered that whenever I choose a title that has already been taken, I receive the message in the screen shot below.

This Title Has Already Been Taken. Please Choose A Different One

Screen shot of error message regarding an existing title.
Screen shot of error message regarding an existing title. | Source

Step Three: No Duplicate Copies

You may have articles out there, or have written for other outlets, such as I have, in which you feel that there is no harm done by using your own writing from a different article or previous blog. You will need to delete your article from the previous site. Give the deletion process sometime and then post your content on the HubPages.

The Hubpages does not accept duplicate copies that have been posted previously online.This rule most likely helps secure the uniqueness of your Hub.


Step Four: Provide Clear Pictures

The Hupages provide user friendly templates. If your image is blurred a message toward the top will prompt you. Example Below. Providing 3 or more clear images can paint a vivid hub.

Could You Have A Blurry Image? The Template Provides Links To Certain Public Domain Sites That You May Use Free Of Charge

Screen Shot of Hub  message that occurs when you have insert a blurry image.
Screen Shot of Hub message that occurs when you have insert a blurry image. | Source

Public Domain Picture Sites Provided In The Step by Step Template

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Step Five: Read Over Your Work- Check Your Development And Organization

Make sure your article sticks to the point. Expand you central idea.Make sure that the insight is there. Give fresh and new interpretations.

For Example, " How To Take Care Of My Sowa Key Ring Chain" should reflect information on how to care for it, the response refers only to the events of the key ring chain. Your ideas should require an explanation on the different ways in which you can affordable keep the key chain preserved.

Perhaps to keep the story original you could explain where you purchased the key chain, was it a gift? Your idea should develop around the key chain, creating an original concept that is fully developed and organized.


" How To Take Care Of My Sowa Key Ring Chain"

Image of a Sowa key chain
Image of a Sowa key chain | Source

Find A Video About Key Chains Or Make Your Own

Add A Poll Or A Quiz

Do You Have A Favorite Key Ring Chain?

See results without voting

So You Just Submitted Your Hub For Publication

It takes a couple of hours for your hub to process. Hopefully you will see the featured icon, and if not you may receive 'The Heads Up Email.' The heads up email informs you on how to dust your article off and resubmit. This is a very helpful notification.

The Process of Elimination: Keep revising your article until it works. Make sure you are creating a story in your own unique way.

Typo's can be a problem as well. I am a ghostwriter/journalist, editing is not my favorite thing to do, but it is necessary. Thankfully The Hubpages have featured articles on grammar. These articles are written by authors who have a passion for editing, the eagle-eye- writer, is very helpful.

Writing a featured article requires you to arrange your thoughts into a unique pattern that can be followed by a captivated audience.

Set up your own pattern of development. Rearrange your details to benefit your exclusive article.

Do Your Research: Whenever you write, your position you should take on a detective point of view, look for clues and evidence to back up your article and cite your sources.

Seek out information from the HubPages founders and staff members. I found Paul Edmondson's site to be very helpful regarding key measures to help promote successful articles.

I Still Need Help!

Still need help? Take it to the Hub community. The Hub Community provides plenty of feedback. However, you may have to test out every avenue until you see results. I have learned that it takes the process of elimination to help maintain your writing skills.

Mathew Meyer's One Of The HubPages Monitor Gives Helpful Advice In The Community

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Screen Shot Matthew Meyer | Source

The Hubpages Community Help

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screenshot/ The Hubpages community | Source
screenshot/ The  Hubpages community coming together to help one another.
screenshot/ The Hubpages community coming together to help one another. | Source

Hub Videos Can Enhance Your Hub Article

You Can Now Convert Hubs to Videos

This is a fun way to create your next featured hub! SIMONE SMITH is a pro, and sheds light on how to create an entertaining video.

Sometimes it even helps to learn about the Hubpage staff, this it won't feel as if your working in the Twilight Zone, you have profiles of inventors who give us an outlet to share our stories.


How To Build A Basic Hub On Hubpages

Your Hubscore Fluctuates

Screen shot. of Emunah's Hubscore in the 90's
Screen shot. of Emunah's Hubscore in the 90's | Source
Screen shot of Hubscore in the 80's
Screen shot of Hubscore in the 80's | Source

Hubscore

The Hub staff expresses not to get hung up on scores. And I guess, if their not worried about scores, then we shouldn't worry. If we are doing our best to create a peaceful productive community,and striving to improve our Hub articles, we should confidently move on. Hubscores vary every so often, try to stay focused and keep writing.

The Conclusion:

Focus on the bottom line:The bottom line is that the Hubpages staff's goal is to provide rich quality Hubs, and I must say that the Hub staff supplies the resources to do so.This is a goal we should all strive for.

Help One Another:

I don't mind helping those who are struggling to achieve their goals as a featured writer. I understand, as I struggle in different areas as well, I also can benefit from the help of others.

What I can't do, is help writers that create articles that are inappropriate, and display disgusting pics. I can't do that sorry. :-(

Nonetheless, together we can create unique and engaging Featured Hubs! :-)

Happy Writing!


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csmiravite-blogs 2 years ago from Philippines

Awesome! This is one of the best articles that I have read so far on this site. You have covered all points. The video is engaging and done nicely. You have relevant links to show on how to go about it. I'll first check on the link on video creation and will message you if I encounter problems along the way. Thanks for this article! It's very helpful. I have bookmarked it for reference.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

I'm glad this article is helpful to you. I looked over your hubs, you have some insightful information! There is no doubt that your traffic will pick up soon! Best Wishes.


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Aneegma 2 years ago

OK I admit I only clicked on this because you're pretty LOL. But I enjoyed reading this and it's been very helpful. Thanks very much. voted up.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hey Aneegma! That's funny! I clicked on your picture for the exact same reason! But then I discovered that you are a great writer!!! You have beauty and brains, what a great combination! :-)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, swilliams,

Very nice touch, the videos. I am going to use videos in my next hub. Thanmks. This hub was amazing, colorful and very helpful to a Huber such as myself who always needs help with technical as well as design. I want my hubs to pop and people by the thousands visit me.;

Can you help me?

I voted up and away on your hub. You deserved it. I cordiallyh invite you to visit my hubs, read one or two, and then be a follower of mine. I would love that.

Peace and God bless you.

Kenneth/ from northwest Alabama


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

You are very entertaining your Video Hubs will do well!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

swwilliams,

Thank you so much, my new dear friend. I appreciate you and your hubs so much. Your work like this hub is so unique that you will be very successful in a short time.

If you want to share (with me) some tips on how I can make my hubs more appealing, besides, video, inbox me. But I have an idea to use two videos in my next hub thanks to you, dear friend, sw.

God bless you richly.

Kenneth


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi Kenneth thanks for your positive feedback! If anything I should contact you in regards to appealing Hubs, you have tons of followers! Which is a strong indication that your Articles are entertaining and engaging! Keep up the great work!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Dear sw,

Thank you. Your sweet words humble me. I learn from talented people like you and I would have never though of using a video as teaching tool. Cudo's to you. And bravo for all of your passionate work. I am very impressed with your work. Just keep it going.

Sincerely,

Kenneth


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taiwokareem 2 years ago from Salford

Thanks very much for sharing this. I find it really usefulness


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Your welcome! Write on! :-)


Kenneth Avery 2 years ago

For my part, I sure will and thank you so much for sharing your talent and following me. If I can ever be of help, just get my attention.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Kenneth! I enjoy reading your humorous Articles! Keep cranking them out! Continued Blessings!


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Snakesmum 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Having recently come over from Squidoo, I need all the help I can get! You make some good points - thanks.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Welcome to the Hubpages Snkesmum! I'm glad you found this article to be helpful!


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peachpurple 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i need to apply your tips to my low score hubs


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swilliams 23 months ago from Arizona Author

Peachpurple, I consider you to be wise, always in search of improving your articles. There is know doubt that your actions will take root soon. I try to follow suit, but it does take awhile. :)


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D D VanGarde 22 months ago

Thanks for that hub. You just made me feel a little more comfortable about my hub process, and gave me some ideas on how to improve. that was great.


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swilliams 22 months ago from Arizona Author

I'm glad you found this Hub to helpful DD VanGarde! Continued Success and thanks for your feedback! :)


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MDavisatTIERS 22 months ago from Georgia

Good evening, Emuneh; nicely done. This was outlined well and would benefit new and old on the site. Thanks for the effort. ~Marilyn


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swilliams 22 months ago from Arizona Author

Thanks for your feedback MDavisatTiERS! I glad you found this Hub to be of help! :)

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