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How to Write at Least 5 Blog Posts a Week

Updated on February 19, 2013

I learned a secret from an artist

At a craft fair the other day, I marveled at this tent full of handmade bags. During my conversation with the artist, I asked her how she managed to make the hundreds of bags that lined the walls of her tent. Her answer was profound.

"Well," she said, "At the beginning of the week, I make a plan. I cut out all the fabrics first. Then I put together all the zippers, all the straps, and all the flaps. Then I go to work on the next piece and do it for all the bags. I have to work like a factory, otherwise it would take me way too long to make one bag in its entirety. I need to make more than $2.00 an hour." Bingo.


Write like a factory

I know that sounds dreadfully dull, but it really does not need to be. If you find yourself unable to write quality blog posts regularly, you may benefit from these ideas.

Track ideas ALWAYS
During your day to day, if you think of a blog idea, write it down in a little notebook. The inspiration for a post can come from anywhere, so make sure you have a place to write it down so you do not forget.

Sunday Night (or whenever your week starts), research titles
So you have a notebook full of ideas. Sit down with the google adwords search tool and research the best keywords to use for a title. You might have a catchy little phrase in your head, but if it is not what people are searching for, you will not generate google traffic. Here are some tips for using Google adwords:

  • On the lefthand column, make sure the broad and exact match boxes under match types are checked.
  • Click on the columns button (on the far righthand part of the screen, about 1/3 of the way down), and make sure these boxes are checked: Competition, Global Monthly Searches, and Approximate CPC Search.
  • Type in your keywords and make sure the tab for keyword ideas is checked.

You want to find keywords with low competition, a relatively decent price for ads, and anywhere from 3000-15,000 views a month. This is where you can possibly land on the first page of Google. IF your nifty title does not work, then change it to something more generic and add the phrase somewhere else.

Now you have five titles for the week. Go ahead and create those blog posts and save them unpublished in your account profile.

Google Adwords Screenshot
Google Adwords Screenshot | Source

Brainstorm headings
If it is a subject you know, this should be easy. If it requires a bit of research, sit down and gather a list of sites you might want to use for reference. Create subheadings for all your posts. If you decide to change it later, that is fine- but at least you have an outline to work with.

Add your images, video, polls, quizzes, and any other relevant links
You can easily add all this into each of your posts and rearrange later. You want to maximize your efficiency without compromising quality.

Add summaries, groups, and tags
Go through each blog post and write up a summary with relevant keywords and add it to the appropriate group or category. If you want to add more tags, go ahead and do so.

Write that blog!
Now you can go through one by one and write each blog post. You will have already done the leg work with images, headings, and titles, so the writing should come a bit easier. Work on one post at a time, rearranging everything as you see fit.

Schedule one blog post to publish once a day
It will be hard for your followers to keep up with more than one post a day, so plan to publish one every 24 hours. Strategically add links on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc., throughout the day so there is always a steady stream of traffic. Do not flood your profiles with post links. It feels like spam, even if you are just excited about your blog! When I started doing this, I found I had caught up to many bloggers who'd been publishing twice as long as I had. A routine was forming.


How to get the ball rolling

Here is the great thing about this plan: If you have time on the weekend to do a lot of the initial legwork for the first batch, you will never get behind on posts. Why?

Everyday, you can publish one post, but be working on more for the following week! If you can get ahead, you will essentially be dividing up your time between getting a post published and doing the grunt work for the next batch. It takes a lot of brain energy to go from A-Z on a blog post each day. You might find you are more motivated if you tell yourself you simply have to create titles, headings, or search for products. In the words of programmers, once you get "plugged in" you will find you can get a lot more done.

Happy blogging!

-Julie DeNeen


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    • Learning in Life profile image

      Megan Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      This is a great post! I would love for you to guest post on my blog

    • randel9 profile image


      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      "Write like a factory" - I like that word. Thanks for this nice advice.

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      5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Thanks for these tips! I like that - write like a factory! That's cool - will try it out :)

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      5 years ago

      thanks Inoformative article

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      5 years ago from Hammond

      Good tips. But what happened to the tags feature? And why did they limit us to only one Amazon link on our hubs? I notice that it's not a problem unless you try to edit the button and then all but one is taken away.

    • CraftytotheCore profile image


      5 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! When I make greeting cards in bulk, I apply the same techniques as the lady who makes the bags. Such great advice for writers.

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      Chuck Nugent 

      5 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

      Your organization tips are great and the Google Adwords advice very helpful and to the point. While I do use some of the tips you described in the Hub, reading it was a great refresher on what I already knew as discovering some new tips.

      This is a great Hub and I have bookmarked it for future reference.

      However, while your advice is great, I have to agree with the early comment above by Farhen Saeed that publishing on a schedule like this, while it is a great idea, it is also difficult for those of us who, in addition to blogging and writing for HubPages also have a separate full time job and family responsibilities.

      So, for myself, and others in my situation, my recommendation is to use your tips as an inspiration and long term goal but to also be realistic and strive not get discouraged and abandon your efforts when you fail to meet your publishing goal. Instead, continue to use the process you described here, or some variation of it, and continue to try to reach your publishing goal (and it can realistically shortened to a number less than five per week if this proves impossible) without getting discouraged whenever you fail to meet your publishing goal.

      Great Hub though and I have voted it up.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      5 years ago from Pune, India

      The tips you have shared are very useful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    • MSGolden51 profile image


      6 years ago

      This is a great one, thanks for sharing with us newbies, that is very encouraging, wonderful informative hub.

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      Joseph Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Nashville TN 37206.

      Not everyone can put out like that. I recently went through a spell where I was putting out an article every other day. Then I got stuck on the one I am on now. This was supposed to be just another one day putter outter. It has dragged on for over three weeks now. This will happen. I know people on here who have been on here for over two years and only have 6 articles. I am trying to get my average up better than that. I want to look like Grad. School material. I want to average one per month. I am getting closer, but not there yet. You will need a personal lap top. I have to rely on checking out time in a library that has not functional equipment. This library situation is getting more and more difficult. If you have a personal lap top, then, you can fly, and do circles around other people. It also depends on how many hours you are working in a real job out there, and what kind of extra curricular activities you have going on. Frankly, while I love writing, I also need to get back into my amatuer body building program. This lay off became entirely way too long. It also depends on whethor you are doing real articles as opposed to blogging. What kind of parenthetical indexing and what does your bibliography look like and what kind of material do you peddle in. That makes a huge-huge differance. Some people just want to do 6 articles in two years, and frankly, I am glad for them to be here, absolutely.

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      I have never thought about writing this way. I like to keep a notepad in my purse for those random ideas that pop up, but that's about it. These suggestions take it to another level. Very good hub...voted up

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      Rebecca Long 

      6 years ago from somewhere in the appalachian foothills

      A lot of good advice here. Now if I could just get organized enough to sit down and follow it. Thanks for sharing this.

    • point2make profile image


      6 years ago

      Very good advice....thanks for the tips..........and the help! voted up.

    • Silwen profile image


      6 years ago from Europe

      Thank you. Very useful tips. It is common problem, I think, that there is always not enough time. So making a schedule would help greatly.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      THANK YOU for some much needed advice. I am really strugling to get things posted. I hope getting more organized will help. These are great tips.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Great tips, very helpful for writing regularly.

    • Natashalh profile image


      6 years ago from Hawaii

      Very helpful tips!

      Each week I print a schedule of things I need to write and assignments I have to do for school. As I complete one, I literally check it off my wall list. Any days of the week I have regularly themed blog posts for go on my list and if I have time to write on them well in advance, I do. Wordless Wednesdays are a great time for me to get a Thursday and Friday post rolling!

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      Laura Izett-Irwin 

      6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Here's my tip...don't have little kids! Ever since I started having little ones, I have way less time for writing. I haven't found a way to fit it in. You suggest write it down wherever I'm at, but honestly I usually get ideas when I'm holding my baby to sleep and don't have a free hand. Then when I go to wrtie it out after he's asleep, I've lost what I was thinking. Oh well...

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      H Lax 

      6 years ago

      Another great hub and your advice is always so easy to understand. I love the idea of starting out by gathering thoughts on five hubs and building on them. Thanks for sharing.

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      Graham Gifford 

      6 years ago from New Hamphire

      Yeah, this one is tough for me-tough,tough,tough! What interests me and the hubs I write seem to be topics that are enveloping! I need to write several hubs that are simpler and require less of my devotion.

      I'm working on a hub now that has taken me over a month to gather 'stuff' and is taking me weeks to organize and now write. I'll be pleased with the final product (I hope), but it is certainly taking a great deal of my time!

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      Brian Scott 

      6 years ago from United States

      I love your ideas about generating ideas for possible Hubs. Right now I am publishing one Hub a week, but hope to increase my output without sacrificing quality.

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      Susan Ream 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      You've got some really good information here. I learned quite a few things. I had totally missed that there is an RSS capsule for hubs and the information you shared about Adwords was very helpful!

      Thanks for helping hubbers!

      Voted Up and Useful


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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Awesome system. I like the idea of creating hubs in batches. Like the lady who makes the handbags, when I sew I always cut the fabric one day and then sew the next. Your ideas make perfect sense to me. Your system will keep my brain unscrambled and focused on one task at a time. This will really work for me. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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      Amy Gillie 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      Julie - this is a great method! I tend to do these steps, but with only one or two hubs at a time. I'll have to try it with a larger list. Thanks! Voted up and pinned.

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      6 years ago from Oregon

      thanks. This was very informative! :)

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      Kris Heeter 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      I agree, very informative. You have some great organization tips here. Having a plan and sticking to it can make a huge difference!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      This hub was truly awesome indeed, I actually publish hubs in high volume, some times I've done 5 a day, but not each and every day.

      I save them as unpublished until they are ready to be edited in full, and even after hitting the publish button I must scan them with intense scrutiny for errors, because I hate typing, but love putting loads of words into action like many of us here.

      Your tips are awesome as it shows people great ideas at becoming a much more stable, as well as consistent hubber who can manage to crank out higher and higher hub quality, with less error at stake & the Google Adwords tips were priceless.

      So I commend you on taking the time to craft up such an exclusive grouping of hub writing ideas, that poses a much more well presented and fully detailed method that will surely work for those folks whom become more dedicated over time, to keep and set themselves such an effective pace here on hubpages.

      Thanks Julie

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      6 years ago

      These are great ideas. The tip about sitting down at the start of the week and making your "plan" for the week is an excellent one. I brainstormed the other day and came up with a list of around 50 or so potential hub topics. I am planning to put this into a spread sheet on my computer, but I may take it further with your suggestion and pull a few specific titles out at the beginning of the week and plan to write those.

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      6 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Amazing tips. This is something I had been looking for. Maybe it will help me come out of my slumber. If not, then maybe I am too lazy.

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      Karen Metz 

      6 years ago from Michigan

      Great tips! I am going to try this method and see if it works for me. Thanks!

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      Rosyel Sawali 

      6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Alas, I need to follow the advice on this hub. I'm rather behind in coming up with hubs. Sometimes I feel stuck and not sure on what to write about. ^_^ Thanks you for this hub!

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      Saadia A 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for the great suggestions. They cleared out many things in my head. Being organised and planning our mode of action is something that matters a lot. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas. Hope to work like a factory soon :)

      Voted up and useful !!!!

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Julie DeNeen to share this informative and practical hub.Now one can make a plan according to your advise.

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      L.L. Woodard 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma City

      This sounds like a feasible plan. Finding appropriate images and/or videos seems to take me almost as much time as writing the content. I rather like the idea of getting that done and out-of-the-way early in the process.

      Great hub; voted up and Shared.

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      Joseph Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Nashville TN 37206.

      I am going to read this again and see if I can pick up a new trick or something. I read it while ago. I was studying your site and reading some hubs. You have only been on here four months. Your definately in another league, a profound talent, drive, and intelligence going on there. I need to get on the stick, your writing circles around me and that is a profound understatement. It might take me twenty years to catch up to where you are now, and probably not ever. If I could just have fun, learn a lot, and make $20, that would be a start.

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      6 years ago

      Great Hub. Voted up, useful and interesting. I started writing back in March and have come to a halt in knowing what to write about. Your ideas might help me get in the groove again. I'll have to see. Thanks.

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      Your Cousins 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I don't think that I can write 5 a week, but I can certainly up my number a bit. Thanks for the tips on Google Adwords. This is very helpful and motivational to me.

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      Melissa Propp 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Great tips Julie. I work full time and I didn't really think it would be possible for me to write 5 hubs a week, but by following your steps I think I could greatly increase my "hub productivity." I also appreciate the way you broke down how to use google adwords for keywords. Great advice, much appreciated!

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      6 years ago from United States

      Great suggestions Julie.

      You were the inspiration for me to start my blog and now you could be my inspiration for writing at least 4 hubs each week.

      Thanks a whole bunch!

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      6 years ago from Europe

      Its choosing the topics that takes me days!

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      6 years ago from the short journey

      I meant to come back to this right after I first saw it. Thanks for posting this method for us. I have so many hubs waiting to be written and using a plan like this might get them done!

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      6 years ago

      Fabulous! I worked in a factory when I was about 16 (Meritz) and I hated that was nuts...sitting there for hours stuffing envelopes for advertising or making little things...BUT...I really did take so much from that job. I learned how manufacturing works and it has haleped me SO many times with other jobs. If you have to get anything done fast...treat it like factory and find a good way and repeat it as fast as you can. If you do things in triplicate its even better! Lol

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      Margaret Perrottet 

      6 years ago from San Antonio, FL

      These are great ideas that I'm sure will increase my productivity. Voted up and useful!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great ideas here Julie and easy to follow as well! Vote up and sharing :)

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      6 years ago from Houston

      I am definitely one who likes to write my ideas down in a notebook before I put them onto my laptop. Great ideas and advice.

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      Alecia Murphy 

      6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I definitely need to get a notebook and write down ideas. Often times, I'll have an idea and be near HP so I just start working on it. I also like your idea of doing a google search to make sure you have a unique title and premise. Definitely going to mark and share this! Thanks so much!

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      Mary Wickison 

      6 years ago from Brazil

      This is just what I needed. Treat it like a business! Thanks

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Great ideas. The idea of "catching the idea as it comes" is great!! Often we have them, and then forget. Will pass this along!

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      6 years ago from Texas

      Hi, Julie. I'm bookmarking this hub. I appreciate your tutorial on the proper use of Google Adwords. I needed that information for my hubs.

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      7 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Julie thanks so much for this it is truly so helpful to me & so glad I found it...lots' of votes & shared...cheers

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      7 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

      Thanks for the tip on the Google Adwords search function. I never even thought of that issue.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      7 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      What a great idea! Doing all the leg work first before writing the hub...I am definitely going to use this tip, thanks! :)

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      Joana e Bruno 

      7 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

      Hi, Julie, great ideas, very useful. Voted up, useful and sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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      7 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Wonderful hub, concise yet complete. Julie, I think people like me, will listen to your preaching because we can see that you practice it yourself. This hub itself speaks of just how methodical you are as a writer. I am sharing this hub because I want other people who have just started writing and want to get a hold on this online writing task, benefit from this hub. Voted up too.

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      7 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Really helpful hub. If you can piecework your writing that it should go faster and you can publish more...great idea!

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      Mary Craig 

      7 years ago from New York

      Simple yet masterful. This hub is filled with information we can all use...your illustration about Google Keywords is great...I think some may flounder once they get into Keywords, I did for a long time. I write ideas on napkins, on a notepad in my checkbook...anywhere I can write it so I don't forget it.

      This was a great hub and I voted it up, useful, interesting and shared.

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      7 years ago from london

      Awesome idea, It is very useful hub. at least 5 hubs a week, I think it is not possible for me as I have to be busy at my work 7 days a week.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Practically pliable and exceedingly useful tips..

      Thank you :)

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      Eileen Alott...not really... 

      7 years ago from The Great State of Iowa!

      Awesome tips! I'm a newbie so I can use all the help I can get!!

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago from Northeastern United States

      Actually, Julie, I just started doing this but not in its entirety. I will now! There are just some days that the words don't come but adding the capsules to a "hub-under-construction" that do not require a lot of thought is easy.

      A little tip I learned about photo capsules (which is where dividers get placed, as well) is to move them where you want them BEFORE you add the image. They move much faster. Once they are in place, even if you change your mind and want a different look, it is simple to delete the image in exchange for a different one.

      VOTED UP and USEFUL, Julie. BTW I love your new profile page. Looking forward to getting mine in place soon.

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      7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Super idea, Julie. I actually enjoy the research, visuals, and layout more than I do the writing. I'd be happy to be that assembly "specialist" for someone if they'd be the writing "specialist" for me. ;)

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      7 years ago from Clinton CT

      @jools99- Awww- thanks know, people call me that too... :)

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      Jools Hogg 

      7 years ago from North-East UK

      Brilliant hub - so much useful info. I have already taken you r advice about pre-populating my hubs with capsules and Amazon stuff. Now I'm doing it, I'm thinking 'why did I not think of it sooner?'. You are becoming one of my hub 'gurus'...and you're teaching me to play the piano with both hands as well :o)

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      7 years ago

      Read this again Julie. Sharing it now!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      7 years ago from Clinton CT

      @forloveofcupcakes- I am glad you liked it. Btw, I checked out your blog...really liked it!

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      Jamie Jensen 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Great hub - this is exactly what I need! Now I just need to figure out how to start multiple hubs without publishing...

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      Karen Hellier 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      These tips are great. The only thing I do of these tips is have a bunch going at one time. When I feel like writing about a specific topic that I have already started, I just finish it up and add everything when it's done. Those that I have already started are much easier to finish up than those I start from scratch. But I love all of your ideas here and will definitely be using them to create more hubs. Thanks so much. Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome!

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      Vespa Woolf 

      7 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are great tips! I never thought of writing like a factory. I hope this will make me more productive on HP. Voted up and shared!

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Julie, this is fantastic! This is the best thing I've ever read about writing hubs faster. I really think this will help me get more done. Voted up and more, plus shared.

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      7 years ago from Pune, India

      Great information, which is useful for new Hubbers.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      7 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks for this advice Julie, I always have more than one hub on the go, but usually because I've run out of time or lost inspiration. The way you advice working is a great idea, and definitely worth trying! All the votes, Jen

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Hi Julie. Great hub and I like how you made the answer you got from the lady into something very relevant - writing hubs. This is a super cool idea.

      Voted up all the way and shared.

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      Bernard Sinai 

      7 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Thanks for the hub. I'm going to start following your tips and hopefully I can come up with a regular flow of hubs. :-)

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      Rev. Akins 

      7 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      Thanks for the hub, I just realized why I haven't written any in so long. I tried to write them each in one sitting, but if you think of it like a factory and just do certain parts it makes sense. Hopefully this will help me get started again. Thanks!,

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      7 years ago from Clinton CT

      @jamespeters- Well that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me online (not to mention the ONLY time I've ever been referred to as a joy) LOL. Usually it's 'pain in the ass sarcastic crazy' woman. So you made my night!!!!!

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      James Timothy Peters 

      7 years ago from Hammond, Indiana

      You are an absolute joy. I love your work. I started writing things down in a notebook for some time now. Nice to know I'm not alone.


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      Life Under Construction 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      This is very helpful Julie, sometimes, I have a lot of ideas i cant put words into..or sometimes i dont have any ideas at all :)

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      Liz Walmoth 

      7 years ago

      This hub was so helpful to me. Thank you!

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      7 years ago

      Excellent guidelines, Julie. I love your approach and that's the way everything should go out well.

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      shalini sharan 

      7 years ago from Delhi

      this was some great advise, i really need to implement

      thank you

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      7 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Wow! Great advise. Thank you for sharing it.Useful and voted up!

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      7 years ago from Minnesota

      Great hub. I've been trying to find ways to get myself motivated to write hubs and I think this might be the solution. Definitely gonna try this.

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      J Forlanda 

      7 years ago from US of A

      Awesome hub. I like the concept of trying to at least use an assembly line approach to building the framework for what you will write about, then controlling the flow of hubs so that even if you are slow on some days, your fast days will compensate and give you enough buffer to maintain releasing 5 hubs per week.

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      Glenn Stok 

      7 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I can see how that works. Developing products in a factory goes a lot faster when one part of the job is repeatedly done, and then the next step is repeatedly done, and so on.

      I think it's a great idea of yours to apply same concept to writing articles. I actually have been doing this without realizing it. I always have about 10 or so articles in the pipeline. But I haven't structured my strategy as precisely as you explained. Maybe I'll give it a try.

      Basically whatever works for anybody is the best way to do it for themselves. Everyone has their own special tricks that work for them. But following your method with a few modifications is well worth the effort.

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Great ideas for more efficient Hub writing. I love the "plugged in" concept.Thanks so much, so helpful!

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      Dreamer at heart 

      7 years ago from Northern California

      I agree on using your plan. A month ago I came up with a similar idea. When it came time to do the actual hub they seemed to just sit there in the hub file with titles. I think I enjoyed starting them too much and was sidetracked by other distractions too.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      7 years ago from Western NC

      I sooo had to tweet this. FANTASTIC idea!! I hadn't really thought of the whole "factory" thing, but I'm going to get started on this idea right of way. I am working at home now so that I can concentrate on my art and writing, but I hadn't figured out a "factory" way to crank things out. I need to do this for my Zazzle store, too! Awesomness!!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      7 years ago from Clinton CT

      @everyone, Wow! Thank you all so much. I have never had so many comments before LOL so I am having a hard time keeping up- but I feel so loved and useful! :)

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      7 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Excellent tips, and thank you so much for sharing!

      I often do something similar with my recipe hubs. When I'm short on time but want to make some headway, I do quick things like the ingredients list, tags & title, and upload photos, and when I have more time I come back and do the actual writing; the summary, intro, and extra notes and suggestions.

      I have yet to publish as many as 5 in one week, but I do find that it helps to parse out the work as you suggested.

      Voted up, useful, and shared. Cheers!

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      Pete Fanning 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Great info here Julie, with tons of great ideas. I bought a little notebook years ago for no reason whatsover, I never used it and tucked it away. I found it right after I joined hubpages and filled it front and back within a few months. I guess the time has to be right! Anyway great hub as usual....voted up~!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      7 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Well done Julie on great info here! Love your easy to understand writing style and not too technical for non techies! The notebook is a great tip, your so right when you say ideas can come from anywhere anytime! I find I get an idea out of "nothing" major but don't have that vital hubber accessory to hand! Notebook will be permanently attached from now on! Thanks Julie, will be sharing and have voted! :)

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      JS Matthew 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      This is a great way to organize and keep writing on HubPages. As someone who works 7 days a week and rarely has any time to work on Hubs, these are some great ideas! Nice job! Up and shared.


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      Laura Brown 

      7 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I start a Hub note as soon as I get an idea. I add whatever inspired the idea, a thought I had myself, another Hub post I can link to, something quoted from Twitter, etc. Then I flesh out the Hub later, when I've had time to cool off from the first flash of the idea. I come back to it with more ideas and new angles to add to it. At the last I leave the details like adding a summary, Amazon links, etc. That's what works for me. But, I write about whatever topic moves me each time I sit down here to write. I like having lots of choices. I don't like having so many half finished Hub posts, but I'm working through them.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      7 years ago from New York

      Agreeing with the rest. You haven given us the Julie Style. No wonder you have them coming like a cupcake! Thanks!

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      7 years ago

      Wonderful hub! Voted up, useful, and awesome!

      This method is actually similar to what I learned from the keyword academy: start with keyword research and come up with 15-20 longtail keywords. Then turn those 15-20 keywords into 15-20 post titles. Then turn those 15-20 post titles into 15-20 outlines. Then turn those 15-20 outlines into 15-20 posts/hubs/articles. Then repeat the process.

      It's a great way to increase your productivity. I never thought of it as an assembly line, though. What a great observation!

      And your recommendation to publish them gradually instead of all at once is also great. Another benefit of doing it that way is that your hubber score won't take such a big drop (HP drops your score whenever you publish a lot of hubs in one day...been there...done that). And as much as we all hate those scores (low scores can make good writers look lame; plus, it all seems so arbitrary), we have to accept that they do have an indirect - but powerful - impact on our earnings.

      Higher hubber scores boost our individual hub scores, and hubs with higher hub scores rank better in the "hot" hub section...which then leads to more views and higher earnings.

      Keep those great hubs coming! And, how's that 100/100 coming along? That's an enormous challenge, but it seems obvious that you've got the knowledge and the skills. Keep on hubbin' =)

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      Stephanie Bradberry 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      I love your hub because it is to the point but has some profound insights. While I'm sure writers do not want to feel or have an analogy drawn to a factory worker, it is totally true. The anecdote at the beginning is fabulous and provides a great tie-in to the advice given. It always amazes me where we can find inspiration. Great hub!

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      Arlene V. Poma 

      7 years ago

      UP+++ I have no problem "slamming" down the Hubs because that's how I learned to write (as a reporter). I know this sounds strange, but once I get an idea in my head, my brains don't leave me alone until the article is written and published. No Writer's Block for me. Ever! But the use of Google AdWords was very helpful to me since I'm still in the Toolbox (sigh). Thanks!

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      Tonette Fornillos 

      7 years ago from The City of Generals

      Very good advice Julie. I'm having a hard time for two, what more for five! Lol... but with your tips, I can't wait try it. I learned a lot, truly and I wish to make my first 5 this week. All the best and really thank you for this.

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      Debbie Pinkston 

      7 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Julie, I think it's all been said already but I'll say it again: Your advice is extremely useful and very well detailed. I'm not at that point yet in my Hub writing but would like to be, and your suggestions will help me get there. Thank you!

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      7 years ago from USA

      This is a great plan for people who are stumbling. I know that a few people in the Apprentice program could benefit from this, and I will share it with them.


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