The first thing is - think of a new hub. Then open the Google keywords tool to find some good keywords that will help get your Hub world wide web recognition. Popular keywords are the key to increasing outside views besides fellow Hubbers. Once you have created the meat and potatoes of your Hub, you'll need some decorations, won't you? Try a Google search then chose "pictures" or "photos" for available graphics for your Hub. Having photos, a poll or map and a quiz can all make your Hub more attractive, interesting and more fun to read.
No one cares if you've been away awhile. Come back with a splash - answer a question or two, read new Hubs - and just jump back in again! Welcome back :)