When I came to HubPages I had already been writing online for a couple of years. I had been writing exclusively on one topic. I had a Paul Bunyan size ax to grind. I started out here writing on the same theme. Over the last six months I have observed the writing of others and realized that there is a whole world of topics from which to choose. Today I rarely grind that old ax, but instead look around and within to find fresh new ideas to communicate. What has been your experience? Have you changed in this regard since coming to HubPages?
I started out writing about my family and a few Social issues which concerned me. I am now branching into a little fiction. I love fiction but had never written any. I had never written anything except for school before I started writing here. I am learning more about writing and taking a few steps out on a limb to try things that I had never tried before.
I have definitely changed what I write about. Like you, I started reading other's hubs and I have branched out into different venues. I am writing poetry and recipes which are new to me.
When I started, I had planned on writing exclusively about personal finance. I thought the topic was pretty broad, as it would include subcategories of making money, saving money, investing money, etc. Hence the user name, Millionaire Tips. But about a week into it, I realized that I would be utterly bored always writing about money. I have so many interests besides money, and the HubPages layout of the profile page (the old one more so than the current one) made it really easy to write about a lot of different topics.
So I branched out and included my interests, genealogy and quilting as well.
I got bored with limiting myself to three topics as well. Now I write about whatever I feel like writing about. If I learn something, I try to share it with my readers. I have been able to find many opportunities to learn about a variety of topics. I hope to be able to continue that.
That is a great story. I came to HP with one topic and like you, I quickly got bored with that. I have since done the same as you by writing about whatever interests me. I just wrote a review. That is new. I even wrote a recipe. Well, I deleted that one. But this is a blast.
My very first hub was about happiness. At that time, I was thinking of writing about inspirational and motivational stuff, mostly relate-able to our day to day lives. Eventually, I adopted a smörgåsbord of subjects to write about (even the how to) and I am now without a niche. I love it though, I mean the diversity of what I can throw in. It matches my belief: "Sky is the limit" in terms of being creative.
After reading the discussing here. I think I also have to write something about various themes.
Well I had no clue what kind of thing would "work" here in the beginning. What I learned was that I had a specific niche that seemed to land in my lap, and so I went after that for a while, and I'm probably making all the money I do make here from one definite niche (would be hard to miss from looking at my profile).
Nowadays though, I'm kinda back into experimenting to see if I can figure out other niches I might do well with.
If it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing, really....unless your goal is to earn money...then ...oh never mind .Expectations matter, I guess.
I don't spend all this time in front of my computer for the money. That is steadily growing, but I have a long way to go before that means much to me. No, it is the fun of creating and the desire to be understood that draws me in. Expectations, I have expectations, but not financial.
Well I always wanted...I'd thought, to be one of those people that make a living online.
I've about decided that is a very unlikely thing for me, but oh how I enjoy seeing my income increase online....it is really a lot of work to make decent income from this.
I'm not making what I'd call "a decent income" from this, I'm just paying my ISP and then buying someone or myself a gift here or there.
I've really decided I prefer to do skilled labor for money...but I'm not about to stop "this" either.
Currently...I'm more into doing short blogs on blogger. I'm making next to nothing there....sometimes I just get burned out on Hubpages.
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