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Hubbing with Diversity

Updated on July 18, 2011

I have seen many hubs telling my fellow hubbers to “stick with their niche”, to only branch out to a diversity of friends (“followers”). They say to make hubs on what one knows, such as a “gamer” doing hubs on video-games, and to remain in that closed bubble of hubbery.

I have been on the hub for only a little over two weeks and yet I already see that the above is not the way to go, not the way to gain the most money or admiration that you can; not the way I have been going.

I have found that the more diverse the better, the more you broaden your hub'rizons the more traffic & following you will receive.

Please do not be mistaken, when I say to be diverse, I do not mean to go into areas that you know nothing to little about, writing senseless hubs in every topic possible. You do not get a following (or money) by writing hubs that make no sense and have no value. No one will be looking for your hub via Google when the title should say “Inaccurate info about that thing in your engine that looks like a ribbed hose.” If you know nothing about Football, you are obviously not going to write about how to get a better spiral on a football-ball (joke intended) and why JETS fans are the most psychotic of fans (my husband have been a JETS fan for decades, so I can say this as I need a therapist on speed-dial when they lose) –at least you would not be writing one anyone will wish to read.

The circle of your niche merges into other areas, into other topic circles. Go into those influenced circles –this is what I mean about being diverse.

Let's take my husband for example: He is a scientific genius. He could write, not only about science, but also about philosophical theory (philosophy), theological cosmology (religion), astrology, the impact of science on human behavior & society (social issues), science in the news (media) & politics, etc. There, he is already in six more topics than if he stuck to his topic of science.

Your area of knowledge & experience has a bigger sphere of influence than you would think. If you need to do some study to broaden that topic of understanding, then do so.

Look at a Gamer: write about the banning of Postal 2 in Australia, a social or political issue. Talk about seizers in connection to video-games, i.e. medical. Write about how an obsession with RPGs (Role Playing Games, not Rocket Propelled Grenades) affects one's social life or relationships. The list can continue.

Are you a Gardner? Write about if a husband & wife gardening together helps or hurts their relationship. Type about the high prices of organic foods in the marketplace. Make a hub about good insects for a garden (such as Ladybugs). Write about fresh garden salads or drinks –or even if fresh vegetables & fruits are better for mixed alcoholic drinks.

Many people just want to read someone's personal perspective about something rather than hear from an expert. A person into politics might want to hear from a Gas-station attendant on the question of are gas prices related to politics. Personal experience can go far in telling an untold aspect of an issue. A low-level employee in the Mental Heath field can tell an unseen aspect of MR behavior (just do not forget about your HIPPA agreements), social issues, if politics are involved in the field & if slightly-disabled MRs are better off financially or not.

This works for people in all fields of wisdom. Just make sure that you know how to talk accurately & informatively about your merge regions.

Those in Astrology can talk about personality-types, relationships, determinism, history, etc.

Those into cars can discuss a person's car in connection to his / her social standing, its effect on finances, meeting people at car shows, etc.

A Newspaper is in the topic of media, but doesn't it include many topics? Just as a Newscaster can talk about any issue from the standpoint of media outlook, you can use your standpoint to discuss many issues of relevance.

I love politics. Can't I write if a Republican-Democrat relationship works? Write about politics in the schools? Write about politics in the work-place? Of course I can.

So, in conclusion, I say, be diverse in your hubs, bleed your knowledge into the other issues people are concerned with or want to see. Yup, we are back in the Middle-Ages where bleeding is a good thing (well, you know what I mean).


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      Barbara 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I like your brainstorms.

      I have never read those suggestions. Didn't even know they existed. Are they written for hubbers who intend to become rich, writing here? I guess I live in my own little world. I write what interests me and share what I am researching. That's about it.

      You might read some hubs written about Michelle Bachmann. The loving foster parent image is a stretch.

      Good luck with your writing, you present your ideas well!

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      BukowskiBabe 6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      Thank you, Uban. I will check out some of your hubs when time allows. It's so very nice to meet you. I look forward to learning more about your culture. It's such a wonderful opportunity here on Hubpages to connect with people all over the world!

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Great piece. Hot!

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      epigramman 6 years ago from your previous alter-ego, I have always found you to possess a superior writing talent. I break the hub up into three categories: there are many good writers, a few really great ones, and then 'writers'/thinkers like yourself. Can't really sum it up any better than that.

      I am apolitical by nature, and by choice, but I sure do love the passion and enthusiasm of people like yourself though and the inimitable Man without pants.

      Can't figure out though (maybe it's because I am an outsider from another country) why they're having so much hassle and difficulty agreeing on this budget.

      I thought U.S was the most powerful country in the world - financially speaking, is this not an irony - or am I missing something!

      lake erie time 5:17pm

      time for another dip in the lake on a hot day here

      and as a footnote I would take my mum in with me to the lake for a swim at her age of 83. Good for her.

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      BukowskiBabe 6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      Thank you preachedon. I look forward to an exchange of ideas with you. Gold bless and ty for being a fine example of faith on this venue.

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      preacherdon 6 years ago from Arkansas

      Very well written, Bukowski. I love hubs that are filled with ideas and examples and that are not just academic. Keep up the good work.

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      BukowskiBabe 6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      Thank you, Cooldad! I know how you feel. There never seems to be enough time in the day. By the way, and I know this is off topic, I don't understand why people even care about Kim Kardashian.What did she ever do?

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      cooldad 6 years ago from Florida

      Nice hub. Write about anything that makes your knickers tingle. I am inspired by something new every day I wake up, just wish I had more time to write about it all.

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      BukowskiBabe 6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      Thank you, Movie Master. Yes, I agree, diversity is the stuff of life...keeps things interesting. Thank you for taking the time to read my hub. I look forward to reading yours. I'm a huge film buff.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi BukowskiBabe, thank you for a well written hub and good advice, I agree reading a persons perspective makes interesting reading.

      A bit more diversity, yes count me in!

      Welcome to hub pages and happy writing.

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      BukowskiBabe 6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      You have a healthy sense of these days, not only an asset, but in some sense, a psychological imperative.

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Good points girl. Very good. You gotta keep em guessing. You know I'm a political writer for the most part. I have to. There's a momentum thing I can't affford to lose, but I like to break it up. It lets me relax, and keeps my readers on their toes. I wrote a hub about farts a while back. I just published a heavy one on Capitol Hill, and now I think I'll write a hub about .. well you'll see. It'll probably get pulled after the first day. They don't let me get by with much anymore. (laughing)


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      rex michaels 6 years ago

      Outstanding points, a must read here! Thanks for sharing.

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      Karen A. Harris 6 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Great are so right. Thank you for sharing. A well deserved vote up! Very useful information.