How I get my Hub Ideas Part 2
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?