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Newbie Question about Hubs

  1. AmandaDavenport profile image60
    AmandaDavenportposted 2 years ago

    Hi, I'm Amanda and I just joined yesterday. I submitted my first article and it's featured which is awesome but how do some of you write so many Hubs? Do you have daily goals or brainstorming time set aside? This is the first time that I have ever used a site like this and my brain is already fried, haha.

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      sheilamyersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Amanda and welcome to HP.

      When I first joined, I wrote two or three hubs a week. I think most of my drive then was because I wanted to have enough hubs people would have an idea what topics I write about so they could choose to follow or not follow me based on those topics. Now, I usually only write one a hub a week and spend about an hour a day reading and commenting on the hubs written by the people I follow and here at the forums. I'd probably write more hubs over the week, but I have other writing projects with self-imposed deadlines I feel guilty about if I don't meet them.

      Brain fried? I find that happening from time to time depending on the topic for a hub. Some seem to take more brain power to get written than others. My guess is once you write your first few hubs and get the hang of formatting, the best places to find graphics, and so on you won't experience brain fry as often.

      Again, welcome and I hope you enjoy HP.

  2. gareema profile image79
    gareemaposted 2 years ago

    Well Amanda, what I do is whenever I read or see something, interesting,  I immediately write an article on it. This helps me gain knowledge plus gives me an opportunity to share it with others

  3. dearabbysmom profile image87
    dearabbysmomposted 2 years ago

    Hi Amanda, welcome to Hubpages! Yes, I think it's a good idea to set a goal for your hubbing. Often there are contests you can participate in that involve writing one hub per day for a month...that is a good "baptism by fire" method of jumping in and getting a hub rhythm going. Have some fun with it too, write about some things you are passionate about in addition to articles written to generate income--sometimes easier to make yourself dedicate time in that way, and you'll be surprised how much traffic you get as long as you include a few good key words.

  4. The Underholt profile image91
    The Underholtposted 2 years ago

    Hi Amanda! Welcome!
    Sometimes you just write when you feel the urge. It may take a while, but when you get that urge, sometimes your best hub will write itself. Every day write down a couple thoughts you have. Later, read them over and see which one you still like to write about!

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago

    Welcome Amanda!  Congratulations on your first featured hub.  It takes time to build up a portfolio of hubs.  I recommend setting goals -  either in terms of number of hubs, or a time schedule.  Also be sure to focus more on quality than quantity.  The number of hubs doesn't matter nearly as much as the quality of hub and the amount of traffic and engagement it earns.

  6. zsobig profile image89
    zsobigposted 2 years ago

    Welcome to HP! smile
    Well, as for me, once the idea is born, I usually spend several hours with researching and collecting enough information for a certain article. No matter if I feel like I am 100% sure in the information I am going to provide in my hubs, I still want to triple-check every important detail.
    If you feel like you don't have any idea for a new hub, then simply run through the 'Questions' section on HP, there are usually some very nice questions that will help your imagination run free and release some good ideas. You can even answer these questions by a hub - getting some instant views to your article once it is published.
    Additionally, look out for contests and challenges, those are usually amazing as well - although I really miss Weekly Topic Inspirations, where the staff came up with great ideas for hubs that will probably generate nice traffic for your site.
    As for the quantity - don't worry about it. Quality is much more important for both the readers and the automatic scoring  processes, and of course, for Google as well. Aim for writing exceptional hubs (http://hubpages.com/faq/#successful-hub-aspects) or stellar hubs (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub) and you will almost instantly see the difference.

    Good luck, looking forward to hear more from you! smile

    1. susi10 profile image93
      susi10posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You have provided some great tips here. I agree that stellar hubs do the best, they usually gain the most traffic. Excellent quality hubs usually are a hit with Google since you show the quality in your work. I miss the Weekly Topic Inspiration too, I got some great ideas on that, I wish it was returned again! smile

  7. WriterJanis profile image81
    WriterJanisposted 2 years ago

    Just want to say welcome. many people write at their own pace. If you have an idea and feel compelled to write about it, then go for it.

  8. Kathy Carr profile image82
    Kathy Carrposted 2 years ago

    When I first read about Hub Pages and was doing my research before submitting, the idea was to produce three Hubs a week.  Once I started researching on what I wanted to write about then it went down for me to almost one every two weeks.  Research can be for some rather intense but for others a breeze.  I believe it all depends on what you write about.  Information has to be informative and well sought out.  Fiction is just that but has to be a compelling enough to keep readers attention which is the goal to keep a reading audience.  That's the whole idea of any writer in a public domain.

  9. AmandaDavenport profile image60
    AmandaDavenportposted 2 years ago

    You all have such great advice! I'm excited to write for HP, I'm planning on researching and writing all day today. Thanks for the advice, I will definitely stick to quality over quantity.

  10. VictoriaSheffield profile image88
    VictoriaSheffieldposted 2 years ago

    Amanda I write them when I get a chance. Sometimes I start of an article and slowly work on it for about three days until I am finished. I could write an article a day but often I get writers block.

  11. Kathy Carr profile image82
    Kathy Carrposted 2 years ago

    Forgive my manners AmandaDavenport, welcome aboard to an extraordinary adventure of Hubpages.  I pray your experiences here will make your heart giddy with excitement as you explore this tremendous opportunity to be amongst such awesome writers.  Have fun.

  12. word55 profile image82
    word55posted 2 years ago

    Just let the ideas flow to and from you. Jot them down and then put them in words to interest your readers. If you write poetry then rhyme with rhythm. If you write articles then research and connect it. You'll enjoy it. Showcase whatever talent you have.