Hubbing with Diversity
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).