This is what I've observed. I am better off writing a few good hubs per week than writing one hub a day. Being new here, I thought it would be important to write every day. What I've learned is that I am better off writing less and commenting more to other hubs, forums and answers. My plan is to write at least weekly. I do like actively participating every day because I have met new people every day. It's amazing how large and welcoming this community is!
Why do you say that? If it's because those activities drive up your score, then you're focussed in the wrong area.
Your Hubber score will not help you attract paying traffic, so it will not help you to earn income. It's just a device to encourage members to be socially active on the site. As you've found, it's a great motivator because it helps you to feel part of a writers' community and does bring a few readers to your Hubs in the early days when they're not getting any external traffic.
However, a Hub can't start earning decent money until at least 80% of its traffic is coming from outside HubPages. So focussing all your time on building your visibility inside HubPages feels good, it's not helping you in the long run.
Fewer. The effort/profit ration has slipped so I spend more time on other kinds of writing like freelance blogging and writing e-books.
I really don't plan that far ahead when it comes to writing for sites like HP, because they are sooo at the mercy of Google's black and white livelihood destroyers. It all depends.... is the answer. However, I do enjoy producing for Zazzle and will continue to add designs there. As far as HP goes, I'll probably produce more here, but possibly over a range of subs. I think that's the safest way.
I am currently writing 8 hubs per month, and that's about all I can handle at this point. As long as my schedule doesn't get too crazy, I plan to continue writing two hubs per week which should total 8-9 hubs per month.
I will try to write more hubs. There are a lot of forums about hubpages at the moment, but I do believe its still the best site. Okay, we may not earn so much at the moment, google playing games etc, but the point of Hubs is that, to me, I love the research, learning new stuff as I do it, and writing properly. I also do write for Bubblews at the moment because its a totally different way of writing, easy to do and just write what you want. I think both can work, but i still love this one best. So yep, gonna keep writing!
My productivity will be in direct correlation to the amount of traffic I'm getting. Positive reinforcement goes a long way with me...
No matter what I decide to do, I always end up back here after writing on other sites for a while. It still is the friendliest group of people, and the easiest site to navigate. When I get discouraged, I write on my blog, which also has ups and downs. It seems either I have no good ideas, or I get a bunch at once, so when I'm in a creative mood, I write.
As far as the money on HP, I believe it is still in a state of flux, and it is possible it will get better. I was doing great in the Winter and Spring, it's just slow this summer, and I believe the last one. I also tend to write things in series forms, so if HP really goes south, I could publish them as an e-book.
I learned a lot here, and enjoy being creative. I wanted to be a writer when I was young, and never had the chance. So I enjoy myself when I write a piece, regardless of the feedback I get. It's all how you look at it, and your reasons for writing here. I was new when the Panda changes came, so never made a lot of money here to start with. So I was happy just to make a little bit each month, on pieces that are more than 2 years old. So I am writing more now. That could change.
Well, I have a real job, so I think I will just keep muddling along on Hub Pages...
I am planning on writing zero hubs. Whenever the staff decides to reinstate the hubs they've idled, we'll talk. For now they are just sitting and I'm writing elsewhere.
I definitely plan to write more. I've been feeling more optimistic in the past week or so with traffic rebounding and I just miss writing on HubPages.
It really is hard to know what to do. Everyone is saying their hubs are being de-indexed like mad, but all of mine are featured, and some don't get that many visitors. It does seem like it's the oldest ones that are visited least, which makes sense, they need updating, or are from before I had more experience.
Writing online is an "on-the-side"/free-time thing for me; and HP is a small part of other writing I do online; so what I do on here is always a matter of whether I have work/projects and/or how much on-the-side, writing, time I have even when I do have projects. What I do on this site (oddly as it may seem, considering how long I've been on here) is pretty much a day-to-day thing, and it depends not only on how much time I have for it; but what things I'm getting out of doing it.
I have "a thing" about using my time wisely/productively. Earning extra income is, of course, "productive". So is doing anything that might, in some way, fit into/enhance my overall efforts as a writer. With free-time stuff I want to get at least some sense of satisfaction from it and, ideally, really enjoy what I'm doing. Other people travel, do crossword puzzles, knit, watch television - whatever - in their free time. I'm not in a position to be a able to travel (that's for sure), and I don't have a lot of interest in anything but writing or reading; so I want my use of my time to offer at least some enjoyment. (I'm OK if it's not "a big party" when earning extra income makes up for that; but there also needs to be at least SOME enjoyment. After all, it IS a free-time thing.) My other thing is that some of my Internet stuff/free time lets me at least do a little something that comes from "social consciousness", so it matters to me whether/how much "that part of me" gets out of what I do.
So, for all those reasons, I take my online writing and what I do on this site on pretty much a day-to-day basis; and with it's not being clear what's happening on this site and/or with my stuff on here that makes "day-to-day" even more of a factor.
I plan to write more next year than I have this year. I did get discouraged at traffic drops, and I took down some hubs that were not performing well, even though only a couple of them actually got idled.
The hubs that have remained are holding their own, some are even rising. So, I will add some more.
Blimey 2014 is a long way off! Lets get through the rest of 2013 first.
I am planning to write more articles. Maybe not so many hubs.
The reason is that I get a bit bored once I have made my point and there are not so many points that need 750 words and upwards. Not many jokes either.
I don't believe that quality can be based on length or capsules. So I may write a few more hubs if I can somehow find a subject that deserves it. But mostly I will write what I think people will read and I hope people will share.
And mostly - I plan to write what I want to.
I will wait and see if traffic returns. At this point, it is time for me to think about other options. Hubpages has been the best content site I've written for in the past. I might focus more on my own webpages or an eBook if traffic keeps up at the current trend.
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