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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Back to School

  1. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Can you believe it's a new month already? Before we know it, it'll be over and September will be here.  Y'all know what September means.  SCHOOL!!!!

    This is why cardelean quite astutely recommended that we have a back to school topic this week!  It's a great topic- and a really fun to write on, too.  I hope it gives you some good ideas!

    Here are some keywords to consider including in a title of one of your Hubs on the subject (or to pepper in the Hub's body):  back to school sales, back to school sales, back to school items, back to school supplies, back to school outfits, back to school checklist, back to school list, back to school promotions, back to school printables, back to school activities, back to school clothes shopping, back to school stuff, back to school theme, back to school specials, back to school bags, back to school party, back to school ideas, back to school products, back to school stores, back to school shoes, back to school bulletin board ideas, back to school clothes, back to school style, back to school at 30, back to school themes, back to school decorations, back to school supplies list, kids back to school, back to school worksheets, going back to school, back to school crafts

    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 keyword research, too - 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.

    Thanks for the great topic cardelean! 

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

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

      Great idea! Thanks for choosing a perfect topic Cara and Simone! Can't wait to read all of the fun hubs~

    2. Anaydena profile image86
      Anaydenaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Funny you mentioned this when it's now 4:30 am EST at the time of me replying to this post and I posted my 10th hub around midnight, and despite my husband yelling for me to come to bed because I just wanted to start just one more hub! I'm on my cell phone laying in my bed right now and all I can think about is writing a hub on kids and school! I can't stop thinking about it... I may just give in to my mind's pleading conscious...

  2. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago

    I`ve already posted a short answer to the question regarding school supplies...which I love

  3. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    This is designed to help teachers with the first few days of school. An easy back to school activity for teachers to assign; based on "The Earth's Atmosphere" education, students will have fun learning about the topic and then completing the project in class or as a homework assignment!
    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/27d215

    Looking forward to reading everyone's hubs this week!
    Cheers~
    K9

    1. glassvisage profile image82
      glassvisageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Loved this. As someone who had to come up with curriculum myself, I can appreciate all of this information all in one place!

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

        Thank you very much glassvisage! smile

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

      Yeah, this one's great!!  Lots of useful information, and I love the table you made, too! I would have really used the heck out of it when I was still taking Historical Geology. So convenient!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I hope to set aside time to write this week. It's that time of year again, already!

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

      Yay! And seriously. Can you BELIEVE it??

  5. Danette Watt profile image86
    Danette Wattposted 5 years ago

    definitely a good topic, although hard to believe with the temps outside still hovering in the triple digits (at least where I am!)

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

      Holy shoot... I hope you have air conditioning O_O
      And at least with fall getting closer, you can rest assured that this won't last for long!

  6. sagebrush_mama profile image81
    sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago

    First one of these topic inspiration weeks I've had a chance to participate in.  smile

    Writing about school bags and their importance for organization at the middle school level...
    http://sagebrush-mama.hubpages.com/hub/ … -and-Finds

    1. sagebrush_mama profile image81
      sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Back to School With Princess School Supplies
      http://sagebrush-mama.hubpages.com/hub/ … l-Supplies

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

        These two are lovely!  I can't believe how fancy these school bags are getting.  You know, there was actually a funny trend at my high school for a while where all the tough guys wore five-year-old backpacks. Pretty strange... these are far better!

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

      Impressive insider info in your Back to school bags for middle schoolers! A really helpful hub from someone who has lived the "tween" classroom experience first hand. And those Princess bags in your second hub are a very organized and feminine back to school statement!
      Awesome tips and advice SBM! smile

      1. sagebrush_mama profile image81
        sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, thanks for reading and commenting!  Tweens are interesting, sometimes extremely fun, and sometimes terribly frustrating!

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

          LOL! I can only imagine-- I appreciate that your hubs offer some very helpful points on the subject. Honestly, "Tweens" scare the h*ll outta' me!
          tongue

          1. sagebrush_mama profile image81
            sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            LOL!  Three at once sound scary!  Of course, 30 in a classroom at once can be frightening!

  7. manthy profile image78
    manthyposted 5 years ago

    Wow this is gonna be so much fun, I had alost forgot that it is time to do the school shopping

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

      smile

  8. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 5 years ago

    "or to pepper (keywords) in the Hub's body"

    Are you sure you want to advise people to pepper a hub with keywords when in another thread, Paul Edmondson is saying that hubs with too much SEO fared worse after Panda than hubs that had a lighter touch?

    'One thing we've been able to see a bit is authors that purely concentrate on SEO have been hit harder by Panda'

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/79215?page=31

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

      Excellent point, Will Apse!
      That's why it's super important to utilize keywords in moderation. That said, it's important to use words that people actually *use* to search (e.g. nobody is searching for the best "writing implements" for kids this fall, but they are searching for "pens").
      What Paul is referring to in his post were Hubs that take SEO too far. The key is to FIRST create a good article that is genuinely good, and SECOND to make sure that people will be able to find it by making sure it's search-friendly big_smile

  9. Dave Powell profile image60
    Dave Powellposted 5 years ago

    What timing! I was just finishing a Hub about how (in this age of ever-shrinking educational budgets) we can all help schools do a better job for our students. And I just discovered that this Weekly Topic is about education! So I hustled my bustle to finish the article, which is here:

    http://davepowell.hubpages.com/hub/12-C … ncial-Woes

    (I think the instructions for responding to this Weekly Topic say that it is OK to add a link to the article in this forum post... though the instructions to the left of the post's actual editing window say it's not OK. I'm a newb here, so please let me know if I violated any rules by doing so in this specific case!)

    Sincerely,

    Dave Powell

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

      You did the correct thing here Dave, this forum allows (requires) that you post your link here. Looking forward to reading your work! Welcome to the funnest writing place on earth!
      K9

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

      Dave, I just got back from reading your hub; "awesome" is the only proper response! What great information for all schools to consider. Teachers, parents, admin, and community leaders should read and share your hub.
      Nice work.
      Cheers~
      K9

      1. Dave Powell profile image60
        Dave Powellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi again K9!
        Thank you so much.... I really appreciate your feedback. And some teachers have already started to respond to it! big_smile
        Cheers-
        Dave

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

          Very cool Dave! I have a feeling the teachers are going to love your hub!

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

      This is indeed great- and it's wonderful to remind people that there's more than one way to help out!

  10. glassvisage profile image82
    glassvisageposted 5 years ago

    Well, I took this another way and wrote about going back to GRAD school smile Because I know it was something I struggled with after graduating!
    http://glassvisage.hubpages.com/hub/Goi … -it-for-me
    Great idea for a topic of the week!

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wonderful tips on decidin gif graduate school is for you

    2. carol3san profile image59
      carol3sanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Someone must have been reading my mind.  I was just researching something I can write on regarding back to school issues.

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

      Very helpful tips that bring with them a lot to think about! Nice work, and thank you for putting it to the page.

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

      Going back to grad school is a big deal, so I'm really glad you covered the subject!

  11. sagebrush_mama profile image81
    sagebrush_mamaposted 5 years ago

    Found a fantastic product today! Dry Erase Crayons

    http://sagebrush-mama.hubpages.com/hub/ … se-Crayons

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

      Awesome! Thanks for doing every bit of the footwork for us. You should do one of those info-commercials! You really put these Crayola Erase Crayons through the ringer-- I am now a fan of these new fun and useful school tools.
      tongue

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

      THESE. ARE. SO. COOL!!!  I'm glad you wrote about them- I'd never heard of them before!

  12. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    Hello all, just finished. Something different about adults who want to go back to school. I am gonna have to do a part two, hope I can get it done before next week.

    here is my link:

    http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Going-B … Hill-Adult

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

      As an "over the hill adult" I found this hub a super interesting read. So often I catch myself wondering about the best way to head back to college to upgrade my degree. Your pointers are very helpful. Thanks!

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks K9keystrokes, I was wondering if my title was offensive. I too am 'over the hill'....lol

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

          I feel I have earned my status as an "over the hill adult!" I giggled when I read the title! wink

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

      Very useful, this is!  I don't think the title is offensive at all either big_smile

  13. KiaKitori profile image78
    KiaKitoriposted 5 years ago

    http://kiakitori.hubpages.com/hub/Are-b … a-backpack

    I have been looking at this subject for a while now, finnaly wrote a hub but....misspeled the url...I got to edit the title but I cannot edit the url. or can I?

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      no the url remains. sorry.

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

      Bummer about the url, I have done that before too. I have even in the past changed a hub title on purpose, knowing the url would not match, and things went just fine-- It is not recommended, but it happens. wink
      I thought the hub was spectacular. Being this is back to school season, I simply had to tweet and FB this hub to my friends (and everyone else). Nice job!

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

      No worries about the URL- it happens all the time big_smile
      And great Hub!

  14. prasetio30 profile image48
    prasetio30posted 5 years ago

    This is fasting month in my country. As a teacher I start my lesson with beautiful smile on my face, so my student will follow the lesson with happy too. Although they don't eat anything until evening. I should keep this spirit. Thank you very much.

  15. cardelean profile image89
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    In between visiting with my out of town company, I finally managed to get one done.  Here are some tips on making the transition back to school easier.

    http://cardelean.hubpages.com/hub/Tips- … ol-Routine

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

      It's a very smart Hub! Most of my friends always made the adjustment the MORNING OF the first day of school.  Perhaps *that's* why nobody ever spoke up... they were in shock!

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

      I found your table and tips more than helpful here and really easy to read. Anyone heading back to school should read this hub! big_smile

  16. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    Hey all, I wrote another hub about Diploma Mills. I had an experience about 5 or so years ago when I needed to get my diploma and searched online. I decided to spend quite some time researching these diploma mills, so I thought I would write a hub about Diploma mills.

    Here is the link:

    http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/Going-B … lt-over-35

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

      Excellent Hub... on a rather disturbing subject. O_O

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Simone smile

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

      Yikes! comes to mind when reading this hub. As if getting an education isn't hard enough! These mills make me really angry. hmm Great topic.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me too K9, I feel the exact same way!

  17. Simone Smith profile image90
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    The Hubs y'all published on this week's topic were really top notch.  I'm so glad cardelean thought of it!

    Our new topic for the week is using technology to simplify your life.  I hope you join in again! I'd love to hear how everyone keeps things simple in today's increasingly complex world. smile

  18. jwhitman profile image81
    jwhitmanposted 5 years ago

    I am a little late on this week's topic- I'm still learning the ropes here at hubpages.  Anyway, I decided to write my hub on backpacks and why it makes sense to invest in a high quality backpack rather than go on the cheap.  In the end it will end up saving you money!
    Here is the link:

    http://jwhitman.hubpages.com/hub/Best-B … nt-of-View

 
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