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I Can't Believe ...

  1. Arachnea profile image84
    Arachneaposted 20 months ago

    ... I'm still working on a hub that I started last year at the end of Summer. Ha! Now, it's outdated as it suits the summer more than winter. When I'm finally done, its sister hub will be out in Summer when it's really suited for winter. So, I'm a bit backwards, I guess. What's the longest it's taken you to complete a hub and get it posted?

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I let one sit for two years, until I had the right words to make it interesting.

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image78
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Yes I jot down titles I want to write on and maybe add something now and then or get so busy a few never get touched for months. Now and then I decide I will never do anything with one and delete it but mostly they sit!

    3. Say Yes To Life profile image88
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      I've heard they get higher scores if you let them sit awhile before publishing, so it actually helps.

    4. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      i have a handful of hubs that had been sitting for 5 years, broke record than yours.

    5. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Actually you might've accidentally done yourself a favour.

      I've never written a seasonal Hub but I'm told that if you want to write a Christmas Hub, you should publish it in July to give it time to gain traction before the holidays.   If you publish it too close to Christmas it will just get swamped in the rush.

  2. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 20 months ago

    I do that all of the time. I have some that I started last year! It's okay they'll be relevant again soon enough!

  3. Pollyanna Jones profile image98
    Pollyanna Jonesposted 19 months ago

    I have about 20 behind the scenes that are being worked on. I tend to think of something that I intend to write about eventually, and start off a Hub to remind myself of the topic and to finish it one day! So it's not just you!

  4. Jayne Lancer profile image92
    Jayne Lancerposted 19 months ago

    I start to write hubs on Word, then paste them to the HubTool when I feel they're taking shape. If I don't manage to get them finished within a couple of weeks, I delete them.

    Right now, the only hub I have that isn't published is one I unpublished a few days ago. It had been up for five years and badly needs reinventing, but I might just delete it if I can't figure out how. And I'm currently working on a new hub, which is still in Word.

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 19 months ago

    Mine are usually up and running within a day of creating the title - I am not good at working on one over a long period of time (I think that's from spending many years on tight news deadlines).  I created a few titles that never had content entered in them, so I end up nuking the titles after a long period of procrastination & guilt.

  6. colorfulone profile image88
    colorfuloneposted 19 months ago

    I am pretty sure I read in a forum 2-3 months ago, where Paul E. was saying that if you let a hub sit too long unpublished it's score will be lowered. I remember making a mental note of that and compared the fact to other sites.

  7. Beaddoodler profile image81
    Beaddoodlerposted 19 months ago

    I have one on my hard drive that I've been working on for two years.  I haven't even begun to put it into a Hub form yet.

  8. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image84
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 19 months ago

    By the time you are done with last year's Summer hub it will be Summer again. Separate last year's Summer hub from this year's Winter hub. If you do not finish the Winter hub, there is always next Winter to look forward to.