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How long does it take you?

  1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
    vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago

    How long does it take you to write a hub? 

    It sometimes takes me two to three days to write a hub. That's probably because I use several research methods, but damn does that seem long to me. 

    How long does it take you?

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Fifteen minutes to four hours.    I don't write about anything I don't already know about, so that cuts down on research and sometimes makes it completely unnecessary other than to double check my memory.

      1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
        vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Really?  This last hub I did took me yesterday and today.  Of course I did other things during the day, but still.  I, also, only write about things I already know.  I am, however working with dates that I can recall, but must double check and names that I can't spell, so that doesn't help.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Forever. This is because, after it's published, I keep going back and messing with it.

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, in that sense, I also take "forever", at least potentially.

      2. vmartinezwilson profile image84
        vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've messed with a few, but not that much. Mostly spelling errors or something I should have highlighted.

      3. barryrutherford profile image32
        barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        can't decide on an image I know smile

  2. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    It depends.  Lately it's been taking longer because I've been writing a lot of "how to" hubs and making my own videos to accompany them.  Those take hours because of the video editing, pictures, etc...

    I take my time writing hubs.  I enjoy the process, really.  I have pumped out a few in a couple of hours, but that's about as fast as I can go.  I'm pretty anal though, I like to find the right pictures if I'm not taking them myself.  That in and of itself is time consuming... picture hunting, that is.

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
      vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you about picture hunting.  Because I've seen the movies I'm writing about and have a specific shot in mind, it can take me a while to find what I'm looking for.  I'm pretty anal when it comes to that.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sometimes I spend 15 minutes trying to decide whether to insert a comma or not. That I've got to stop. Based on past experiences with google, I think I'm going to go with a more to-hell-with-it attitude this year. Let the commas fall where they may.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As 99.99 % of your readers scan at breakneck speed  anyway,  you can leave out whole words and never hear a peep of complaint..

          If you doubt that, try writing a hub with an opposite view point than the title promises.  It could be weeks before anyone notices - but they'll leave comments from both sides!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have to agree. If there is a correlation between quality and traffic, I've yet to see it.

            1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
              vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I wish I could do that, but my OCD won't let me.  yikes

          2. barryrutherford profile image32
            barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            So TRue tongue

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I can write a hub in 30 minutes and have done so in the past. However, I've also taken 2-3 days to write a hub and even as long as 2-3 weeks to write one.

    It's solely dependent on the topic.

    1. vmartinezwilson profile image84
      vmartinezwilsonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you're right.  It doesn't take me long to write film reviews, but film history...yeah, forever.  I guess I better start mixing it up a bit.

    2. Capedium profile image63
      Capediumposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think I will agree with you.. It depend on what you want to write on.. How you feel about that thing and what make you want to write about it

  4. Garrett Mickley profile image80
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    Lately, I've been able to write about 500 words per hour (including research).

    I used to be a lot slower.

    I only write about topics I already know about so I don't have to do much research.

  5. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    No time at all.. I just copy what paradigmsearch writes and insert dirty words here and there to spice things up

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And I thought paradigm took yours and made them "work safe".   Thanks for clearing that up!

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image80
        Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ^Hahahaha

  6. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    Generally an hour, but I don't think that is counting proof reading. If it's a topic I am not familar with -- maybe longer..

  7. Eric Newland profile image61
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I feel like I spend more time looking for secondary content (CC-licensed images, Amazon products, etc.) than I do writing the actual hub.

    But yeah, my schedule is busy and I'm a dad, so even relatively simple hubs can take multiple days for me.

  8. Captain Redbeard profile image61
    Captain Redbeardposted 5 years ago

    Anywhere from 10 minutes to 3 hours. The fiction stuff like the Diary of John series I wrote off the cuff with no idea what I was writing or where it was going or where it ended. Those usually took at most a half hour to write. The rest of my hubs are generally just like rants I guess. They take around and hour and a half on average. The longest one was the New, Old or Illusion hub and that was becuase I got sucked into reading on geometeric dating.

  9. rLcasaLme profile image52
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    As of today, I can write a hub starting from two hours to 3 days. It all depends on the subject, my schedule, and procrastination. There are hubs that probably will take longer if I feel it still lacks the heart of the message I want to convey, hence I have the need come back and look at it again and edit.

  10. mcgreg28 profile image59
    mcgreg28posted 5 years ago

    1-3 days considering i'm usually busy with school or work assignments.

 
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