I've only been on board for just under a month (28 days today), and I've got 18 hubs published. Is that a pretty decent pace? I *think* the hubs I'm putting out are of high quality, and my hubscore seems to reflect that as well, but I'd love to hear some feedback from more experienced hubbers.
Just for fun, here's a pic of our foster dog, Poopert.
That is a good pace, although it may be a bit too fast. Let me explain. I did the same thing when I first started - posting right away, so I could build up a portfolio that would earn me millions of dollars. What I should have done instead is to read hubs to understand my formatting options, read about writing, read all the Learning Center articles, find out about what kinds of topics earn money, how to write so the search engines can find me, etc.
I wound up deleting a lot of my early hubs because they simply weren't the quality writing I wanted to present,and weren't making any money. I found out that Google will judge the site based on the inferior articles, and I wanted to show that I didn't have those.
I don't think I wasted my time with those early deleted hubs, because I was learning as I went along, but my time would have been spent more efficiently if I had spent more time reading in those early days and less time writing.
It is a balance of course, and you do have to write as well as read.
This absolutely makes sense. Thanks for the advice!
One thing, though- I do feel like I'm learning as I go along, making some mistakes and figuring out what to do differently based on the hubs I write now. You have to jump in the water a little to learn to swim, right?
Meanwhile, I'll definitely be doing research as I go along!
My pace ebbs and flows. Sometimes I will write like a bandit and churn out as many as 2-3 a week. I can go months without writing a hub because I feel a bit burned out. I think much if it has to do with time management and the ability to actually do the work.
One thing I have noticed as a blogger ... quality writing takes LOTS of time. This was a great question!
Great Hubs goatfury! I agree 100% with millionaire tips. A slow pace seems to work best. That way it gives the Hubscore a chance to balance out. I like your Hubs! You write about what you know and that's what matters. Keep up the great work!
I should say my hub pace is SLOW, though I spend a lot of time thinking about the things I want to write. Right now, I feel like taking a snooze like Poopert!
Since your hubberscore and page views are impressive after that short duration; I think you are just a prolific writer; you need not to worry about the hubbing pace if you can write a quality and unique hub daily. That's a +
Opa, fury of the goat. That is a good pace, but you need to keep it up for at least a year or so.
I had no problem making payout after my third month here since I also published at that pace, even though I ended up deleting many of my early hubs on Brazilian recipes and religion because of lack of traffic.
Many of the writers that come on the forums complaining about the site do not publish as many interesting hubs as you. If you keep up with about 20 a month, you can also get that 100,000 accolade the first year.
Ask Poopert to wake up and do some typing!
Seja bem vindo.
I agree with Millionaire Tips on this one. Quality is definitely better than quantity. I too started off 3 years ago at a very fast pace. My original hubs were well - not good. lol. They were acceptable, but nothing like the hubs I do now, which are what drive the traffic and get attention.
Also, hubs take time to mature, so it really doesn't matter if you do 20 this month or 5, they are still going to take time to mature. It's far better to do 5 phenomenal hubs than 20 average ones.
If you can do 20 phenomenal hubs in a month though more power to you! I don't have that kind of time .
I'd say I have 5 really good ones and like 13 or so that are all right. I do feel like the okay ones are a part of the learning process, if that makes sense. For me, it's just about not burning out!
Thanks for the longer term thoughts, too. I'm certainly interested in the long haul, not making a quick buck over the next few months, and I appreciate all the help I've gotten here so far!
I did four 30 day challenges in the first year I was here. It's a great learning experience. These days I only publish if I see a chance for a viral article or to move my content from another site.
I used to post 1 hub per day and kept that pace for about 2 1/2 years. Since reading that Google may see this as spam, I have reduced the number of times that I publish to about 1-2 hubs per week.
For my first hundred hubs, I posted about one a day - I took two days if there was research involved. Also I was writing a book and I'd post the chapters as I finished them for feedback and edits. Then I slowed down to about one a week. Now I'm down to about one a month because I'm writing another book. I think once you reach 100 there is a tipping point where you achieve critical mass and your hubs take on a life of their own. Good luck!
I was unemployed with nothing to do and bursting with ideas! I think those early ones were some of my best hubs. You might read my one on how hubbing is like being promiscuous to get the jest of how you feel about your latest work when you are just starting out! Nowadays, I search for inspiration on what to write about. I miss the romance of when it was all ahead of me! Once I get going, it's just a much of a thrill. It's just not as easy getting started.
Sounds good. I may well check out that earlier hub of yours- could you link it here?
I know what you mean about feling a bit promiscuous!
Within 28 days these much of hubs !!!But keeping this pace through out is the real challenge.When I started hubbing I was too slow and after two years I posted daily.But now I understand they were below standard.So some of them are getting edited while others I wish to delete. So keeping the standard and pace together will be the challenge in front.
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