as far as writing about how to do things, product reviews, or many other informative hubs, would it be a good idea to blog on here too? ive already wrote about 4 hubs and i was thinking about just writing a blog on just some of my ideas. I basically can't write hubs based on "how to do" all the time.
People can generally write about what they want to, but whenever this question gets asked on here someone always brings up that Hubs are supposed to be "magazine-style" articles and not blog posts. You've probably seen that a lot of people don't write all "how to" articles. People write what amounts to essays or opinion pieces, or some do creative writing. Hubs are supposed to have some writing to them, though, so short quickie blog posts aren't usually recommended. Setting up a blog would serve that purpose. I think if you have an issue you'd like to write about you can write in the form of an essay or an opinion piece. In general, a quickie blog post about something like what a jerk your boss is won't do well.
I think that you are better off writing those types of posts on a blogger blog, Hubpages is optimised for 'evergreen' topics - the type that will earn you money for years to come. People will still be searching for 'How to teach kids to tie shoe laces' in 5 years time, but probably wont be searching for 'Copenhagen Climate Activists' in 5 weeks time. I think that longer term thinking is the key to earnings, if that is what you aspire to.
Here's something I mentioned about blog posts a while back.
You don't just have to do How To. Lets called them 'educational' hubs, because they're teaching you how to do something. What about 'informational' hubs? Not necessarily teaching How To do something, but stuff you know, and can talk about in your own voice, giving it a unique view point.
If your hubs are just short blog posts, you won't be attracting much attention from Search Engines or have a chance of making money. If you don't want to make any money then that's fine. But there are other ways and other sites that are more geared towards that.
I would suggest a free wordpress.com blog, that way there is never any temptation to monetise it so you always have somewhere pure and clean to write your thoughts.
I have one that I use from time to time when I just want to write without caring what google thinks or why I have not made any cash! Somewhere to be creative is great espescially when you have reached 'product review' overload!
I agree. Set up a blog for rants elsewhere then you can link them with your HP site and Google likes link-love
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