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How I get my Hub Ideas Part 3
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. We went on vacation, we looked at how we move around, we looked at home and at work. What else can we do to come up with hub ideas?
Do you volunteer? I realize not everyone does, but for those of us that do, where are we volunteering? What are we doing at the place where we are volunteering? What are some fundraising events you may have participated in or organized? What kind of games or activities might you have organized or helped to run in your volunteering capacity? What other kinds of volunteering have you considered doing and what brought you there? How has helping others changed your own perspective on things? What kinds of events does your volunteer organization run or participate in?
Speaking of participating, are you active at all? Do you play any sports? Do you work out on a regular or not so regular basis? What kinds of sport or exercise do you do? What got you started? What do you get out of it? What motivates you to keep doing it? Do you do it with others or on your own, and is there a benefit to doing it with others or on your own? Do you need equipment for your exercise or can you do without? What kind of equipment, where do you buy it, how do you use it, what different kinds are there?
Okay, we've done our exercise now, let's take a break. A break, sounds like a great idea, what do you do on breaks? What do you do to take it easy? What do you do to relax or to pass the time in an enjoyable way? What hobbies do you have, what are things that keep you busy that do not cost too much? What do you do that costs something but not too much? Do you go to movies? Why not review the movies you see? Do you read? Why not review the books you read? Do you knit? Why not share patterns and how-tos? Do you make videos? Why not hub about the video you made, how you made it, why you made it and then show it. Do you have a hobby that earns you some revenue? Hub it.
Do you produce art of some kind? Why not share some tips about how you do it, why not talk about the tools you use to do the art you do, why not talk about the medium you use, the intended audience, the thought process behind the work, the procedure behind how you do it. Are you a musician? Do you have any recordings of your music? Can you talk about how and when you learned to play, what is great about the instrument(s) you play? Can you give some tips about the best way to learn how to play?
To summarize these three hubs into a central idea about generating ideas, I think a key is to be observant to the outer world and what you see, hear, read, feel and touch, and be observant to your inner world - how do you feel about the stuff you observe in the outer world. Take only one facet of what you've observed and try to see how it can be written about such that it is 'useful', 'funny', 'awesome' or 'beautiful'. Really, ultimately, you want to find a way that what you write will help someone else, as we can all use help. For example, people need help getting ideas for hubs and this was the impetus for this three part hub.