How to Request a Hub through HubPages Questions
Requesting a hub by asking a question is a great way to not only help a fellow hubber get ideas for new hubs, but also to learn from someone you find interesting or knowledgeable. A hub request can open doors to expression and the sharing of knowledge for you, the hub author, and anyone else who may happen upon your request. Asking a hubber a question can also help a new hubber acquaint themselves with the hub writing process, or draw a long lost hubber back into the swing of things.
One great bonus to sending a hub request is that when you send the request, the hubber you have requested from receives a notification on their profile page, and if they have set the option up in their profile, they will also receive an email letting them know you have something you would like them to write! By doing this, you may help a Hubber who has run out of current ideas, or poke a Hubber who hasn't been active in a while into some kind of action. Try it - it may work.
Choosing the Hubber
Right in line with the importance of choosing a good question topic is the choice of who you're going to ask the question. There are hundreds of very capable writers on Hubpages, some with specialized niches they cover, others with a wide range of knowledge, and yet others with the research ability to find all kinds of information you may need or want. For instance:
For information on dietary herbs, I'd go request a hub from Community Manager Maddie Ruud.
For obscure pagan information I'd ask.. myself.. or Relache.
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Part of choosing a Hubber to direct your question toward is learning the community, so if you're lost on who to turn to, the Hubbers page is a good place to start, just click through profiles listed there, conveniently defaulting to list the Best hubbers first. The top Hubscore is a 100, and the folk who earn those scores are incredible writers with a wealth of experience and knowledge waiting for you to soak it up.
Crunch Time: Submitting the Request
Hubpages makes submitting a question to your favorite author so simple an untrained chimpanzee could do it!
Here are the steps:
- Go to the profile of the Hubber you've selected to make your request to.
- Click the link to the right of their "about" section that says "Ask [name] a question"
- On the next screen, type in your question to the Hubber in 100 characters or less. Be concise - you'll have the opportunity to elaborate in the next field.
- In the Additional Details text box, add more information that didn't fit the initial question, especially if you want them to explore a very specific topic.
- Include a photo if you would like to give a visual example of the topic.
- Check if your question has already been answered, that way you know you're not asking something that currently already has a Hub about it.
- Type in the main key words in your question to search for a category the Hub will fit within.
- Click the Submit button, and wait patiently for notification that your question has been answered.
- Once the hub is written, check it out, read it through, and then leave a comment. ***It is very important, and polite, for you to comment and thank the hubber for answering your request!***
That's all there is to it. Now that you know how to do it, why not go and find a Hubber to ask a question from, and learn something new?