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How many unpublished hubs do you have?

  1. Whitney05 profile image69
    Whitney05posted 6 years ago

    I haven't been able to write as much as I'd like, being temporary help in another department. So, I keep adding hubs to  my unpublished list... I started the week with about 25, and now I'm up to 46.

    How many do you have?

    1. starme77 profile image84
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this


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      bloodnlatexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I've got more than I can count in my head, I just need some time to type them and put them out.  I've got virtually no attention span, so I've got a new great idea like every ten seconds.

    3. Cagsil profile image84
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I presently have 4 unpublished hubs listed. There are 2 that are ready to be published, but unfortunately the other 3 hubs connected to them are not done or even started. I have 2 more hubs which are still in the creation stage, paritally written and a few pictures already in place.


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      Ghost32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hunh.  I wouldn't even know how to do that--leave a stack unpublished, that is.  I type straight to the Hub (no copying word processor files or anything) and hit "publish" when it's done...and feel edgy as a liberal reading Going Rogue when I so much as let 48 hours go by without finishing one that's been started. 

      Maybe you're just not obsessive-compulsive...?  lol

    5. Karina S. profile image61
      Karina S.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I have 2

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    lyricsingrayposted 6 years ago

    Yikes girl, I only have 2 hmm:

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I hope you find time to get them published, Whitney. and as of right now none unpublished for me

  4. DogSiDaed profile image60
    DogSiDaedposted 6 years ago

    Zero. Everything goes up XD

  5. alexandriaruthk profile image53
    alexandriaruthkposted 6 years ago

    2 unfinished, poetry,

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    Justine76posted 6 years ago

    Ive never had an unpublished hub. I write it offline on wordpad?, or something. then copy paste and publish.

    1. DogSiDaed profile image60
      DogSiDaedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Likewise smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        that makes 3 of us big_smile

  7. Dale Mazurek profile image59
    Dale Mazurekposted 6 years ago

    I have about 20 or 30 unpublished.  Just get bored of some of them but I do eventually get back to them.  Like maybe I should get working on them now instead of spending all my time blabbing in the forums.

    1. Whitney05 profile image69
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glad it's not just me... When I come up with an idea, I go ahead and reserve the URL. Problem is lately, my one idea ends up turning into several. :-/ Yesterday, one idea turned into 10. Today one turned into 4, and another one turned into 6.

      I have a few singles, but for the most part, lately they've been coming in related groups, which is always good, but dangit, I've never had this many unpublished..

      Oh and I'm down to 45.

      1. Debby Bruck profile image85
        Debby Bruckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting idea of saving the URL. Somehow I thought you could not start a hub and leave them unfinished?

    2. viryabo profile image85
      viryaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this


  8. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
    Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago

    I have seven unpublished and the same number of unfinished articles for hubs that I haven't reserved URLs yet.

  9. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    According to my dashboard i have 97 hubs!

    so 39 unpublished! ... that number should be down to 20 within the next couple of days.

    I write in sets of 5, (no reason) so have related and alternate URLs selected and reserved and mostly drafted.

    1. Whitney05 profile image69
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Same here... Reserve and write when you get to them... Sometimes I just delete and never write, but I'm determined this time to have all 45 done eventually... I wish I could have mine knocked down to say 30 within a few days... Just haven't been working on weekends lately. I need to go back to my regular job, so I can get them knocked out quicker.

      1. Jane@CM profile image61
        Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have 7, I think.  I too reserve the URL when I have a draft.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I have 15 unfinished articles, I wish I could finish them all before the year ends

    1. sunforged profile image69
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow! 114 hubs in 2 months, with maybe 15 more in the next 2 weeks!

      I wish I had that kind of output, kudos!

  11. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    I've got 61 unpublished!
    Sometimes I start some and then get side tracked and then lose all sense of time and space.

    I've really got to go through them, because I'm leaving extra traffic and earnings out of my statistics!

    1. Whitney05 profile image69
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yey, that makes me feel not so bad. ha. But, sadly, none of mine have been started...

      The bulk of mine would be simple to start and finish, but it's a matter of time...

      1. waynet profile image48
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just went through and published one, so still got 60 to publish! got to do it, because my fear is leaving it and then that 60 turns into over a 100 or more and then I definitely won't catch up!

  12. G Miah profile image83
    G Miahposted 6 years ago

    I have one unpublished at the moment, and i am adding the finishing touches to it. The score has risen to 65 without even publishing it! Which is a good sign. the most i had unpublished was three due to being busy at work. I hope you can make time to finish them!

  13. DaniellaWood profile image81
    DaniellaWoodposted 6 years ago

    Only 2 atm. I usually write my hubs in a few hours on Microsoft Word and then just copy and paste them into HubPages, but sometimes hub ideas just spring into my mind while I'm on HubPages and so start the hub then and there and save it as unpublished if I'm not in the mood to write etc. big_smile

  14. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    I have about 20 on this profile and 25 on my other that are unpublished.  Some of them have been in the works for months now.  I add information, pictures and videos as I get them.  The problem is, many of my ideas are half written and need to be broken down into multiple articles.  Started one today, and then realized that the amount of information I want to cover would be better off in about 7-10 articles.

  15. uliveulearn profile image81
    uliveulearnposted 6 years ago

    Three offline on MS Word and one unpublished on hubpages and many more in my head.  Must get the ones in my head out before brain farts take over.

  16. pmccray profile image85
    pmccrayposted 6 years ago

    One...I get distracted on other subjects and this one still needs a bit of reasearch.

  17. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I have 21 unpublished hubs and have to edit, correct or finishing researching them. smile

  18. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Heck a 0 for me too, I spit them out as I write them.

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      Ghost32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      BP, haven't seen ya in forever!  (*waves furiously*) big_smile

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    Over 30!

  20. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I have none unpublished, I just do one at a time and publish straight away. smile

  21. Debby Bruck profile image85
    Debby Bruckposted 6 years ago

    Why would anyone have unpublished hubs? I thought you were not allowed to do that? In the past it has only occurred when the computer connection shut down in the middle of posting a new hub.

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      Ghost32posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can have unpublished hubs.  Just not supposed to publish unfinished hubs.

  22. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    lol, like 2 - 4... I'll finish them someday...

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      baconmidgetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      won't they delete em if you wait to long?

      1. Jeffrey Neal profile image88
        Jeffrey Nealposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nope.  Two of mine are almost two months old.  Lost interest before I finished the research, but I know I will come back to them eventually.

        1. Cagsil profile image84
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If the idea was worth writing down in the first place, then you will always go back to it. lol

  23. spease profile image85
    speaseposted 6 years ago

    I have never had any.  I write them in Word
    and publish them when they are done.

  24. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    I try not to let the amount of unpublished Hubs get over the two dozen mark.  But playing with Hubs before they go live is one of my best laboratories.

  25. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 6 years ago

    Right now I have three unpublished hubs.   I try not to go over five unpublished hubs because I feel I will be lazy and not get back to finish them.  I "reward" myself with working a newer hub when I finish the one I started!

  26. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I keep between 5-10 unpublished hubs at all times.  I have 6 right now.  I think it's a great way to keep things rolling if you always have something to work on.  I never have writers block because I always have something to work on and more ideas coming in. 

    Debby Bruck:  You're not supposed to publish an unfinished hub, but you can have unpublished hubs.  I think that may be where your confusion came from?

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    Ghost32posted 6 years ago


    When you folks pile up all those unfinished hubs...I get it now.  If you have an idea, you type it into the computer, and bingo, an unfinished hub. 

    Difference is:  I work up my ideas during the day while I'm outside hammering our new house together.  But let's say I come up with several ideas...then I take what "feels" the "best"...and mentally DUMP the REST.  The "losers" just never make it past the keyboard. 

    No comment required from those of you who are quite certain a few losers HAVE made it past my keyboard, okay?  lol

    1. janiek13 profile image79
      janiek13posted 6 years ago in reply to this


  28. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    Actually none! I write on a couple of sites and publish as soon as i finish writing.

  29. fastfreta profile image80
    fastfretaposted 6 years ago

    I never knew that you could keep unpublished hubs for long, so I've only had 2 once.  I should never have know this because now I know I will begin this process of starting hubs and leaving them unpublished.

  30. adamareangere profile image80
    adamareangereposted 6 years ago

    Zip, zero, nada. All my hubs I write out in Microsoft Office then paste them into my text capsules at what I think is appropriate sections, then locate all my Amazon/YouTube links at the same time. This is just easier for me, since many of my Hubs are researched, which takes time or stories I have written, all of which are just saved on a separate drive. With my OCD, I go a bit nuts if I have something unfinished on HubPages!

  31. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    None! I never leave any unfinished for more than a day!

  32. Mike Lickteig profile image90
    Mike Lickteigposted 6 years ago

    I probably keep three or four going at a time.  When an idea comes to me I will begin to write, flesh it out a little later,  edit and correct spelling a little later, etc.  There isn't enough time to do it all at once.  I am always in awe of the folks who can put out 3000 words of content a day in their hubs and have it all read flawlessly.

    And, of course, I'm talking about writing them in Word, not starting a hub and leaving it open.

  33. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

    I too have many unfinished hubs. Only about 12 on hubpages and another 37 in word with almost all the research and writing finished. Then another 19 on one idea for which all the research is done all the pictures and videos locations earmarked just waiting on the writing. Yikes that makes 68 hubs unpublished. I better get my but in gear...

  34. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely loads - 18 to be precise. Will I ever finish them - who knows?! After Christmas I will have a go, but I think I'll always have a few unfinished since I'm always getting new ideas. If I have ideas to put down i start a hub or I come across some must have keywords and want to bag the url. These are the main reasons they're unfinished. That reminds me I did write down a load of good keywords somewhere......

  35. janiek13 profile image79
    janiek13posted 6 years ago

    I work on one at a time, so I have 0 unpublished hubs. I don't know if that is good or not, if there were some unpublished, I could work on them and get them published. As it is, I have to start from scratch. Too busy with the new feed...I have to stop letting it distract me. lol

  36. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    22 here. I've always had a few kicking around, in various states of 'undress'. I usually build the first two capsules up straight away - then complete it at a later date.

    Occasionally I write an entire hub and publish the same day.

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    lynnechandlerposted 6 years ago

    None at the moment.

  38. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago

    About 20 and growing! smile

  39. xboxps3wow profile image61
    xboxps3wowposted 6 years ago

    Haha, I have 0... I've only written 2 so far! This is not easy for me tongue

  40. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have one just now, started writing today but felt I needed a break. I do notice that the hub score can go up while unpublished so I am not stressed to get it published today. I am wondering if it goes up a bit before published does that affect how long it takes to bring in traffic so its kinda a half ass experiment for me smile

  41. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    None. When i start one i'm too eager to finish it off and enjoy hitting the PUBLISH button. Gives me such satisfaction.
    I write them out on Onenote, tidy it up and then start to transfer to a hub and hit that joyful button-Publish! smile.

  42. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I have four unpublished ones.

  43. Mieka profile image80
    Miekaposted 6 years ago

    I have 0 unpublished hubs. I have a list of about 50 ideas for hubs though. But since I haven't even started those, I don't think they count as unfinished.

    And I noticed that on average the people with huge amounts of published hubs, have the most unpublished hubs. So maybe this is a good strategy...

    And I read in someone's post that the hubscore of unpublished hubs changes (goes up). So does that mean it is wise to let a hub sit for a few days to get the score up? What does the score mean anyway? Do higher scored hubs rank higher in the search engines?

  44. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    None right now.

  45. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 6 years ago

    28, and I reckon about all, but 3-4 are going to be deleted.

  46. Mike Lickteig profile image90
    Mike Lickteigposted 6 years ago

    By unfinished, I am referring to hubs I have done research or writing on--not just a title or idea.  I have about ten or fifteen more that are in the "just a title" stage.  I will start a Word document with just the title and put it in a HubPages folder, so it stares at me whenever I open it.  Finished hubs go into a different folder, and then I tend to just work on whichever hub most inspires me at the moment. 

    I tried working on a hub at a time, but found it easier and more enjoyable to pick from whatever idea interests me at the moment. 

    I also tend to wait at least a day or two before editing the final work.  It is easier to catch mistakes with fresh eyes.  If I know what I meant to say, I might gloss over a wrong word or phrase without realizing it.

  47. Haunty profile image84
    Hauntyposted 6 years ago


  48. brimancandy profile image84
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    All of the pubs I have are currently published. I like to update them off an on just to keep an interest, but, it is usually  something that just takes a few minutes, and I'm done.

    However, I plan on adding a lot of hubs in the next month or so.
    Almost all will be music reviews, or new additions to my monster series, which I hope everyone is enjoying.

  49. dyesebel10 profile image78
    dyesebel10posted 6 years ago

    I have 1.