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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Summer Activities

  1. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Last week's WTI topic Shoreline Adventures topic recommended by K9keystrokes generated so many great, useful, inspiring Hubs that I thought I would extend the theme a bit this week and open it up to all summer activities.  So if you don't know what to Hub about this week, consider sharing tips on fun things to do during the summer! 

    Dig out some old vacation photos, share your travel notes and summer weekend must-do lists, and you'll have created a great Hub in a jiffy!

    Some keywords to play with: outdoor summer activities, fun summer activities, summer reading activities, summer preschool activities, tahoe summer activities, summer learning activities, summer art activities, summer activity ideas, summer craft activities, summer youth activities, toddler summer activities, free summer activities, summer activities for adults, fun summer activities teenagers, summer kid activities, chicago summer activities, summer activities in utah, summer activities for teenagers, summer activity camps, summer crafts, summer activities in colorado, colorado summer activities, summer bridge activities, nyc summer activities, summer fun activities

    These keywords popped up after some basic research with the Google Keyword tool, and are ideal in the sense that they have more than 500 but fewer than 50,000 global searches each month. I have not researched each of these competition-wise, so you might want to Google a phrase or potential title before choosing it to make sure you're not covering an exhausted topic in which you don't stand much chance of overtaking the competition.

    You can do your own poking around quite easily - here's how

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I look forward to reading more summer fun Hubs!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    1. Jane Grey profile image92
      Jane Greyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi there! I just wrote about climbing Colorado's 1400 ft. peaks. My family has climbed several of them, and I have some great photos and stories, along with advice to anyone else who has ever thought about climbing a mountain.
      Thanks for reading!
      http://janegrey.hubpages.com/hub/Colora … rtime?done

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well worth the read Jane! The pictures are outstanding and made me feel like I was standing right there. Beautiful, just beautiful. Your information is very helpful as well. Nice job. big_smile

        1. Simone Smith profile image90
          Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I second that! Your Hub is amazing!  I had never heard of "14ers" before. So cool! And your advice is awesome.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sun, Summer, the Pacific ocean, and deep-sea fishing adventure! All less than 30 miles off of the San Francisco coast! Those cool California fish are waiting! cool
      http://hubpages.com/t/27745a

      1. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        This is so cool- I've only gone on boating trips inside the bay- I never even considered going OUT of it! You've opened my eyes up to a new fun thing I can do locally!

  2. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    here in Chilliwack it might be activities to do when the calender says July, but the weather says March...

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That might be the best topic for a summer hub ever Flora! How to manage July activities in March weather! wink

      1. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa, really!

  3. Danette Watt profile image87
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    I don't know if you just started supplying keywords or if you always have (never paid much attention before this, I guess!) but as someone who is still struggling to get the hang of keywords and SEO and all that, I find these very helpful. Thanks!

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I'm so glad you find them helpful! They weren't a  part of HubMob (WTI's previous format), but I'm trying to build them in now. They can make a big difference- and provide good ideas, too!

      1. Happyboomernurse profile image89
        Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Simone, I also like the use of key words in the topic. Thanks so much for building them in.

  4. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    How fun Simone! Summer has always been the most adventure filled season for us, so I can hardly wait to read all of the fun summer activities everyone comes up with! Happy Summer Hubbing everyone!

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, agreed!  I loved all of the Hubs published in the topic you offered last week, so I hope we see a bunch more like 'em!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ME TOO! big_smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol  K9-your little guys with the googlie eyes are hilarious.

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Even smileys are having some summer fun...it appears someone has spiked their sodas! Makes me a little jealous!
        HubHugs DH! cool
        K9

  5. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago
    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Just got back from reading your canoe adventure on Rifle River...very funny story with loads of great information. Had to laugh quite a bit at the couple who you and john were trying to help...funny stuff DH!
      Cheers!

      1. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed! Hahaa, I've been in many boat mishaps, so I always love hearing others' stories!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks ladies, it was annoying at the time, but boy we laughed about it many times over.  We have so many canoe stories, lol

  6. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    We do get some days that aren't cold and wet. But  as you have suggsted K9keystrokes, I could do a hub on July activities in Marsch weather. So that is what I'm going to do-or more precisely, Indoor Summer Activities. That will be my very next hub.

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome topic Flora! I just love how creative writers can be-- can't wait to read it. cool

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! That'll be great!

  7. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    I've written a hub on Indoor Summer Activities. I must say this is the shortest time it has taken me to write one.

    Here is the address:

    http://florabreenrobison.hubpages.com/h … Activities

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Brilliant! Love the spin on summer activities! I had forgotten all about Uno--we use to play this all of the time when I was in the military. Dominoes were another game we enjoyed. Thanks for sharing Flora! big_smile
      Cheers~
      K9

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful list here.  Clue was my all time favorite-I was the champ!

    3. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes indeed, this is a great Hub!  And I'm impressed that you say you wrote this Hub really quickly- it's quite good! And way to go for an original, fresh spin that is still super useful and relevant.

  8. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    I've read Jane's hub and commented on mountain climbing-I've done this once. Now off to do more reading...

  9. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    I've read  K9's hub on Deep-sea fishing-never done it myself. Definitely, I would need to go on a tour  for the first time round. smile

  10. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Interested in teaching your children and students about weather? A fun project and folklore backed-up by science your kids will have a blast learning! big_smile

    http://hubpages.com/t/277cbe

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What an AWESOME hub!  smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah. Seriously. This is incredible.  And I was just talking with a friend this morning about how we don't take the time to figure out what the wether is going to be for ourselves because we're so out of touch with the outside world.  I'll have to share a link to you Hub with him!

      1. K9keystrokes profile image92
        K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you DH and Simone-- HubHugs!

  11. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Here's another hub about the topic of Summer Activities: Boardwalks!   smile


    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/2 … -in-the-US

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a fun and informative hub! Love the little history lesson about each boardwalk.
      Cheers~
      K9

      1. Simone Smith profile image90
        Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah! And I'm with K9keystrokes on being stoked to see the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk amongst the chosen few big_smile

  12. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 5 years ago

    My hub is about the fun of taking summer nature walks in parks, using Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia as an example.

    http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/A-Summe … -Vancouver

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      AliciaC your pictures of Stanley Park are very cool. Great job with the hub layout, one of the best I have seen. I enjoyed your work completely.
      cool

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Summer nature walks are absolutely the best.  And I'm with K9keystrokes- it's a gorgeous Hub! Well done!

    3. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Alicia-rated beautiful and awesome.

  13. Rose West profile image90
    Rose Westposted 5 years ago

    Had a minor obsession with sidewalk chalk this summer... even got my friends to join in. It's not just for kids. Ever hear of Rob Bliss and the huge Sidewalk Chalk Flood in Grand Rapids?

    http://rosewest.hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Su … walk-Chalk

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I absolutely love this Hub!  Sidewalk chalk is SO not just for kids.  Heck, it was a hit on my old college campus, and a lot of adults are using it in super crazy urban games of hide and seek / tag.  What fun!

    2. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Reminds me of my childhood when I played hopscotch

    3. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My younger (way younger) brother and his friends have played some of the urban hide and seek chalk games Simone mentions. I would love to be on the sidelines to watch the fun! This hub offers a few of the most spectacular 3D chalk images around. I have to admit, I love to draw on the back patio cement with my God daughter. She can not get enough of the stuff. Very fun hub for all--
      Cheers!

    4. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bravo Rose-a very interesting and fun hub.  smile

  14. Just Ask Susan profile image86
    Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago

    Fun things to do whether you live in Toronto area or if you would like to come for a visit.
    http://just-ask-susan.hubpages.com/hub/ … In-Toronto

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I would SO like to come for a visit!  That's a great Hub. And I love the table listing all the cool, upcoming live music!  Ugh.  What an awesome city.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I love the Amphitheater Schedule also. But I gotta say, my first stop would be the Metro Toronto Zoo, I have no will power when it comes to critters. Your hub has triggered a need to land in this fine city in 2012! Nice hub-- outstanding read!
      Cheers~
      cool

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I love Toronto  -   wonderful hub. smile

        1. Just Ask Susan profile image86
          Just Ask Susanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Simone, K9 and Denise thanks so much and I have this great idea smile
          How about next summer if everyone can make it we have a hubmeet in Toronto? Just a thought.

          1. K9keystrokes profile image92
            K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Now this is a cool idea Susan! I'm in~
            Also looking forward to the little 2 hour HubMeet in San Francisco on the 18th of August, Jason is talking about it in another forum!
            Forum Post: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/79402

            But Toronto 2012; that's just good fun!!  big_smile

  15. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Simone, this has been such a fun week to read the variety of summer activities that have been added to this thread.  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed! The Hubs are amazing!

  16. Kimberly Turner profile image80
    Kimberly Turnerposted 5 years ago

    Hi!

    Posted this in April to give people new ideas for up coming summer activities in the North East. I complied this through tons of research and these all are on my definite must to-dos this summer! Hope you enjoy!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Unique-Twist- … Activities

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      good hub smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! These things sound like tons of fun, Kimberly Turner! I actually recommend adding "around New Jersey" into your title, since most of the activities outlined in the Hub take place in that area. It'll help you get more relevant readers!

  17. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Here's my contribution for those on a cash-strapped budget--you know, those of us who can't afford a pool; don't know anybody who has one; no public pools in town, and so forth.

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Summ … n-a-Budget

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a fun read! I found myself thinking about all those fun summer water-games we made-up as a kid. One of my faves this week DMZ! big_smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Had fun reading this one, DML

    3. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is great fun!  I love the photos, too.  I'd actually recommend taking out the WTI image at the top and replacing it with one of your own fabulous photos, since they're more relevant. I'd hate for people to miss out on realizing you have cool images in your Hub just because the logo pops up as the first image!

  18. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    After being on vacation for a week, I don't know how I'm going to catch up on all of this great reading, write my own contribution and unpack/do laundry.  I guess sleep will have to wait!  big_smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Cara  smile   Good to see you here again.  Missed you.

  19. manthy profile image80
    manthyposted 5 years ago

    I wrote this hub because it has a couple of ideas that most anywhere you go you have access to these & it also meets the criteria of Summer Activities - I hope ya'll enjoy it
    http://manthy.hubpages.com/hub/Free-summer-activities

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool manthy.  Liked it a lot.  cool

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Loved the healthy menu for a summer park picnic! Nice hub manthy!

    3. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This was fun- and you make an important point about sunscreen!

  20. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Here is a hub about how to choose a summer camp for your child:
    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/H … rents?done

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great summer camp pointers and advice DH! Loved it!
      K9

    2. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ooooh, I love this! And your advice sure is useful.

  21. EMTINFO profile image61
    EMTINFOposted 5 years ago

    sounds good!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  22. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago
    1. Happyboomernurse profile image89
      Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub! Made me hungry for some Kohr's vanilla custard.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A Nathan's hot-dog and saltwater taffy? Are you kidding me!? I won't be able to concentrate for the rest of the day for thinking about your yummy boardwalk delicacies! Cool hub idea DH!
      big_smile

    3. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hahahaa! Chocolate-covered bacon??  This is awesome.

  23. Happyboomernurse profile image89
    Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago

    Have just posted a hub titled, Fun Summer Activities at Cape Henlopen State Park at   http://hubpages.com/hub/Five-Fun-Summer … n-Delaware
    This wonderful ocean and bay side park is only 30 minutes from my home and I often take summer visitors, including nieces, nephews and their children there.

  24. Happyboomernurse profile image89
    Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago

    Am reposting my link to Fun Summer Activities in Cape Henlopen State Park because the first link doesn't seem to be working.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Five-Fun-Summer … n-Delaware

    1. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile   I'll take a peak at it later-going into town this morn.

    2. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Happyboomernurse both links seem to be having trouble...
      I got a "no hub" page when trying to get to your article. Sounds interesting though!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks to Flora's suggestion,  I was able to read your fun summer hub. The pictures are so heartwarming! The beach and waters look refreshing. Tempted to give that kayaking a go...your Great Nephew looks like he had fun!

    4. Denise Handlon profile image89
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      HBN--likewise, I could not access it.  But, I'll find it on your profile page. smile

    5. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I fixed the links from both of Happyboomernurse's posts, so they work just fine now. It's a great Hub!

  25. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    I read it via the Summer Activities Question site.works there.  In the meantime, just click on Happyboomernurse's name and then the article

    1. K9keystrokes profile image92
      K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome Flora-- thanks a bunch! cool

      1. Happyboomernurse profile image89
        Happyboomernurseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks K9keystrokes, FloraBreenRobison and Denise Handlon, for being so persistent about accessing my Fun Summer Activities in Cape Henlopen State Park article. You guys are living proof of how helpful fellow hubbers are and I appreciate it.

  26. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    This week was incredible, ya'll!  I've kept next week's topic a bit similar- at least it's still summer related.  Check it out! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/79661

  27. cardelean profile image90
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    I know that mine is a little late but I had to adjust because of our vacation.  Actually I was working.  Busy gathering information for this hub!  big_smile

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Plann … Theme-Park

 
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