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How I get my Hub Ideas Part 2

Updated on July 10, 2011

Okay, so we've been looking around at things that are near us, we've looked at stuff that happened when we were younger at the prime age of 11, we've looked inside ourselves, we've watched, read and listened to the news and we've listened to people. What else can we do to come up with hub ideas?

What was your last vacation? Where did you go? What did you do there? Who did you travel with? Who did you meet while on vacation? What did you eat? Where did you eat? Where did you sleep? How was the place where you slept? You could have a hub each for the answers to all of these questions, all for a single vacation. How many vacations have you gone on? How about your parents, siblings or friends did they go on a vacation somewhere, can you interview them for a hub? Think of the research you yourself would do when investigating a place to visit, what are questions you would ask about that place? Answer those questions in your hub about the places you have gone.

Okay, lets stop travelling to places and instead, look at how we travel. We drive, we walk, we fly, we bike, we take a bus, train, boat, helicopter, space shuttle, submarine, aircraft carrier, sky dive, small prop plane, llama, camel, horse, donkey and elephant. What can we say is good about travelling on these things, or what is bad, or what is the benefit, or what about fuel consumption, feed consumption, exhaust, waste, comfort, speed, views, weather, seat capacity or rude, pleasant or indifferent drivers. What is an experience of travelling that you can share with others? Again, answer questions that you yourself would ask about that form of travel. Look at benefits, costs, advantages, disadvantages, try to hunt for a hidden aspect, a new angle, a fresh perspective - then hub it.

Now that we've done travelling let's stay at home. Where do you live, an apartment, a house, a condo, a cottage, an outhouse? What is good about your house, what is bad, where is your house, what neighbourhood, what town, what province or state or county or country? What can you say about living in the size of your house, or about the weather where you live, or about the way you clean your house, the way you entertain, what you do at Christmas time, what do you do at Halloween or Easter? Do you have to shovel snow in the winter, rake leaves in the fall, mow grass in the summer, plant vegetables, flowers, have chickens, ducks or hamsters? What is an aspect of any of the things in this paragraph that you know something about? Is there something you feel strongly about with respect to any of these things? Is there something that you do that may be different from other people, or the same but not as well described as you can? What about hanging art on the walls of your house, painting your house, building shelves or deciding what to put on shelves? What about a clock, do you have one in your house? What kind of clock, where did you put it, how often do people see it, use it, comment about it? What about a ceiling fan, a window ledge, a stove top, a double sink, a carpet, staircase or door frame?

Okay, we're done with home. We have to leave home some-time, right... often when we're leaving home, we are going to work. Work? What's that? What do you do? Where do you work? What are the really great things about what you do and where you work? What are the worst aspects of your job, or the industry or the lack of benefits? Do you get along with your coworkers? Do you have any advice on how to handle office politics, dealing with crazy commutes or packing lunches? Do you have work strategies, management skills you can share, tips about how to do something based on your job or something that you can say about the benefits or advantages of one thing over another. We spend a lot of time doing whatever job we do - there must be something there that you can hub about, even if it is how you dress to go to work, or how you decorate your desk, work area or classroom? You learn things, or have learned things to be able to do the job you do, what did you learn? What could you teach the rest of us? What could you even just describe to us about your job that might make it interesting to us?

I have a few more paragraphs of ideas to generate hub ideas in part 1 and part 3.

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    • Phil Plasma profile image
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      Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      phd, again you are too generous, I appreciate all you are doing for me.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Just as good and helpful as the first Hub. Thank you and Sharing.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      kiki, thanks for stopping by, I hope at least one section of this three part series gives you something to work with as a hub idea.

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      kikifish 6 years ago from Honolulu

      Phil Plasma, I like your stream of consciousness style, too, that's not wonder you have those amazing hubs, this 3 hubs about 'How I get my Hub Ideas' are really helpful, many thanks!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      MM, thanks for the vote!

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      miccimom 6 years ago from U.S.A

      Great ideas Phil Plasma! Vote up for me! Thanks! :)

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks Manthy, my posting rate has slowed a little but I have a few brewing which should come soon.

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      You got another up and awesome for this one Phil

      Keep em coming

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      My brain when I get into a certain mode, goes into overdrive and I just keep churning the questions out. The night I wrote part 1, I also wrote parts 2 and 3 as the ideas just kept spilling out of me. I could probably write parts 4, 5 & 6 but at the moment I don't have the energy. Thanks for the votes!

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      Di_Seminchuk 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      I would really like to know how you come up with all these questions. I would of never thought of half of these questions. I find these questions make you really think. Thanks again for the info. This is useful and a vote up.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I know exactly what you mean, sometimes it happens to me too. The frequency of my sin wave is likely lower than yours, however.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      RJ, you have set a great example for me to follow with respect to you always saying 'I'm your new fan' or something like that when you follow most people. I'm not that quick as I try to read three or four hubs for each person I encounter, and to slow me down further I occasionally do some copy/editing, but just the same, you are a model to follow.

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi Phil, I see you all the time with your visits to HUBS and glad that you stick around for me. I've read around half your HUBS too!

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Proactive is definitely the way to be. Thanks for the votes!

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Voted up & useful Phil - I like the way you think

      PROACTIVE - personally I just write about any & everything that comes to mind.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I think we must all have something that can come from the questions I ask in this hub and in the previous part. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Brian L. Powell 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Cool. Inspiring. I will have to see what else is in my life to write about.

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Matt, I'm glad this hub has helped.

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      mattdigiulio 6 years ago

      Very interesting Phil. You gave me some fresh ways to see not only my ideas for new hubs, but also the logic too!

      Best, Matt

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      Phil Plasma 6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Thanks EB, you are right in reading them as stream of consciousness, that is exactly how these hubs came out of me. Thanks for the vote! I hope these idea hubs really do help some people.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I like your stream of consciousness style. I suppose it mirrors how our brain really works. Your hub also shows how literally anything or any thought could become a hub in one way or another. I voted it up and useful.