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How To Write A Unique and Engaging Featured Hub
Writing a great article that is appealing to others is not as difficult as it may seem. However if you're a newbie it can be mortifying, and discouraging.
Luckily you have stumbled across a community that is interested in your growth as a writer.
The following steps can help you write engaging featured Hubs.
How To Write An Engaging Featured Hub
Brainstorming Allows Your Mind To Generate Unique Possibilities
Step One: Generate Your Own Ideas
One: Discovering ideas- choose an idea that is fresh.
Similar to having a conversation with a friend. Random, disorganized conversations that shift off topic is exhausting. Stick to the point at hand.
Observe the world around you. Write down almost anything and everything that takes place. Writing down questions, is a good concept as well. Brainstorm your thoughts on paper.
- Use The plus and minus concept. If you're writing about a new restaurant, what did you like about the place? What are some improvements that would've made your experience better? Interview yourself.
- Does your family love to cook? Write about it, or share your recipe. The Hubpages loves recipes.
- Did you take a great vacation? Where did you stay? What did you do? Who did you meet? What would you have done differently? Did you take pictures?
- Now That You Have A Unique Idea It's Time To Write Your Engaging Hub.
You can also be inspired to write about your daily routine. Try documenting your life for a day, you may meet interesting new people or you may discover something new about yourself.
Step Two: Choose A Unique URL
This Title Has Already Been Taken. Please Choose A Different One
Step Three: No Duplicate Copies
You may have articles out there, or have written for other outlets, such as I have, in which you feel that there is no harm done by using your own writing from a different article or previous blog. You will need to delete your article from the previous site. Give the deletion process sometime and then post your content on the HubPages.
The Hubpages does not accept duplicate copies that have been posted previously online.This rule most likely helps secure the uniqueness of your Hub.
Step Four: Provide Clear Pictures
The Hupages provide user friendly templates. If your image is blurred a message toward the top will prompt you. Example Below. Providing 3 or more clear images can paint a vivid hub.
Could You Have A Blurry Image? The Template Provides Links To Certain Public Domain Sites That You May Use Free Of Charge
Public Domain Picture Sites Provided In The Step by Step Template
Step Five: Read Over Your Work- Check Your Development And Organization
Make sure your article sticks to the point. Expand you central idea.Make sure that the insight is there. Give fresh and new interpretations.
For Example, " How To Take Care Of My Sowa Key Ring Chain" should reflect information on how to care for it, the response refers only to the events of the key ring chain. Your ideas should require an explanation on the different ways in which you can affordable keep the key chain preserved.
Perhaps to keep the story original you could explain where you purchased the key chain, was it a gift? Your idea should develop around the key chain, creating an original concept that is fully developed and organized.
" How To Take Care Of My Sowa Key Ring Chain"
Find A Video About Key Chains Or Make Your Own
Add A Poll Or A Quiz
Do You Have A Favorite Key Ring Chain?
So You Just Submitted Your Hub For Publication
It takes a couple of hours for your hub to process. Hopefully you will see the featured icon, and if not you may receive 'The Heads Up Email.' The heads up email informs you on how to dust your article off and resubmit. This is a very helpful notification.
The Process of Elimination: Keep revising your article until it works. Make sure you are creating a story in your own unique way.
Typo's can be a problem as well. I am a ghostwriter/journalist, editing is not my favorite thing to do, but it is necessary. Thankfully The Hubpages have featured articles on grammar. These articles are written by authors who have a passion for editing, the eagle-eye- writer, is very helpful.
Writing a featured article requires you to arrange your thoughts into a unique pattern that can be followed by a captivated audience.
Set up your own pattern of development. Rearrange your details to benefit your exclusive article.
Do Your Research: Whenever you write, your position you should take on a detective point of view, look for clues and evidence to back up your article and cite your sources.
Seek out information from the HubPages founders and staff members. I found Paul Edmondson's site to be very helpful regarding key measures to help promote successful articles.
I Still Need Help!
Still need help? Take it to the Hub community. The Hub Community provides plenty of feedback. However, you may have to test out every avenue until you see results. I have learned that it takes the process of elimination to help maintain your writing skills.
Mathew Meyer's One Of The HubPages Monitor Gives Helpful Advice In The Community
The Hubpages Community Help
Hub Videos Can Enhance Your Hub Article
You Can Now Convert Hubs to Videos
This is a fun way to create your next featured hub! SIMONE SMITH is a pro, and sheds light on how to create an entertaining video.
Sometimes it even helps to learn about the Hubpage staff, this it won't feel as if your working in the Twilight Zone, you have profiles of inventors who give us an outlet to share our stories.
How To Build A Basic Hub On Hubpages
Your Hubscore Fluctuates
The Hub staff expresses not to get hung up on scores. And I guess, if their not worried about scores, then we shouldn't worry. If we are doing our best to create a peaceful productive community,and striving to improve our Hub articles, we should confidently move on. Hubscores vary every so often, try to stay focused and keep writing.
Focus on the bottom line:The bottom line is that the Hubpages staff's goal is to provide rich quality Hubs, and I must say that the Hub staff supplies the resources to do so.This is a goal we should all strive for.
Help One Another:
I don't mind helping those who are struggling to achieve their goals as a featured writer. I understand, as I struggle in different areas as well, I also can benefit from the help of others.
What I can't do, is help writers that create articles that are inappropriate, and display disgusting pics. I can't do that sorry. :-(
Nonetheless, together we can create unique and engaging Featured Hubs! :-)