ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community»
  • Help for New Hubbers

New to Writing Online? - A - Z Journal of one Writer

Updated on September 27, 2011

I have been writing online for a while and in the last 6 months decided to keep a journal – just short bullet points of what I do everyday in the writing aspect.

Why? It helps me see if I’m making any progress or doing enough – it’s sort of reflective too. So, I am sharing an A - Z diary for one week of what I do, to give New Writers an Insight into writing online. Not all Writers will be the same i.e carrying out the same tasks, but if you have just started writing/blogging on line - it gives you a bit of an idea and you might find it useful. Don't worry if you feel after reading that it's a lot to take in. You can bookmark it after reading, then refer to it again later and gradually "put things together."


Action Points. Preparing a list of things to be done.

Brainstorming a bit – for topics to write about.

Comments. Responding to comments left on my Hubs/Articles.

Drafting Hubs - Some Hubs are typed out in Microsoft Word and left there for days, sometimes weeks -until it has all the info. I call them "Hubs in Progress".

Ebooks – Monitoring progress of my Ebooks. See, if any comments have been left etc.

Facebook – once in a while posting a Url link of an Article/Poem I’ve written. Check messages etc. (Url link =

Google Adsense – Checking reports, Adsense, clicks on Google Ads, statistics. If you have google ads on you websites, Google pay you when people (not you) click on your Ads. You can have them on other websites too. Sign up:

Hubbing. Reading other Hubs. There's a lot of interesting info on HP on various Topics. From Health, to making money, to being Spiritual and interesting serialised stories too. Also, preparing a Hub - carrying out any research, uploading photos, thinking of a good title (which sometimes takes hours), then typing it out for publishing.

Ice Cream on a warm currant cake – (Important coffee breaks)

Jotting down any new interesting url links sent to me, so I can check them out later – particularly via Twitter.

Keeping a Journal - Updating it as usual.

Looking at other Blogs - outside Hubpages.

Money issues – Check Paypal Account.

News – Listening to the News / Reading newspapers, some of my Hubs come from the News. A Hub that prompted one of the biggest discussions on my Hubs, which was quite overwhelming, was written on something I heard on the news. Thanks again to every one who posted a comment.

The Hub was: Love Saved Life, Love took Life. Is Love Guilty?


Opening emails. Checking mail, responding etc For email, consider putting your HP profile link on your Auto signature.

Personal Business Website – Updating it. (Linking it to Writing)

Quiet Time/Relaxation – A refreshing time and brings about good ideas.

Twitter: LadyelenaUK
Twitter: LadyelenaUK

Redgage. I use Redgage for Backlinks and also write there.  (profile: Ladye)

Statistics – Monitoring statistics on my Hubpage account. It  indicates if traffic on particular Hubs are increasing or decreasing.

Twitter - Posting different URL links on Twitter for followers and others to read.


Joined Dec 09.  This Hub was published Feb 2010
Joined Dec 09. This Hub was published Feb 2010

Unwrap Snickers or Mars Bar. (keep those energy levels up.)

Visiting Forums for interaction and to know what’s happening. There is an interesting Novel project that goes on in November called NanoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month) – If I didn’t visit Forums, I’d never have found out about it.

Wordpress- I am a lover of Poems and have a “Poems from the Heart” Blog at Wordpress. So, I might post a new poem there, check stats, reply to comments, see what’s happening in the community etc.

Xomba Another website where I write or post links. It brings traffic to my Hubs.

Yes! Tick "yes,done" on my Action list. Carry forward any incomplete tasks.

Zzzzz – Sleep beckons at some point.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Ruby,

      I appreciate you stopping by and I am glad you found it useful.

    • Ruby H Rose profile image

      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Oh yes, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a helpful checklist. It never ceases to amaze me, oh yeah, we can write a hub about that idea. Excellent. "Drafting hubs," I like those words.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Caltex.

      Glad you found it useful. :)

    • caltex profile image

      caltex 7 years ago

      Great article. Thanks for writing about it!

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much for visiting Sligobay. Wishing you success on HP.

    • sligobay profile image

      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      Thank you Lady E. Very helpful article for those of us trying to understand the whole business of online maketing. Cheers.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Hi SupportMed - It is rewarding. Might take a few months, but really worth it.

      Best Wishes. :)

    • Support Med. profile image

      Support Med. 8 years ago from Michigan

      There is so much to do to get traffic to hubs, I just hope it's rewarding. Thanks Lady_E; Peace/rated up!

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks so much tarkishat for your warm comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub and hope to drop by to check out your Hubs now and again. Wishing you well on Hubpages. :)

    • tarkishat profile image

      tarkishat 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for reading my hub Lady_E, I'm glad that you found it interesting and informative. That compliment coming from you gives me the inspiration to continue to keep doing what I'm doing. Thanks a lot! I really enjoyed this hub a lot, because it really helps out a newbie to game such as myself and thanks for sharing on how to get your work out there for others to read. It may take me a while to get through your 100 hubs but I tend to read each one of them.

      Let's Keep It Moving!

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Fastfreta,

      I'm glad you enjoyed it. Between you and me, these are tips I picked up after joining HP. (well except the ice-cream and snickers bar). I've learnt so much on HP and other places in the short time I've been writing and even from you. :)

      Best Wishes.

    • fastfreta profile image

      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      Lady_E, I just read this hub today, and I'm glad that I did. I never even thought about journaling my day, but after reading yours, I think I'll give this a try. What a wonderful idea. I also loved reading yours, I feel as if I was stealing a look into a private journal. Thanks for sharing your day with us. You're such an interesting writer, it's no wonder your author hubscore is constantly 100.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Mike

      It's nice you write them out. Sometimes, one can have ideas and if not written down, they'll never come to mind again.

      I'm glad you have a stack of them. Thanks for stopping.

      ** Cheers Shaz - That's nice to know. Nice to read from you again.

      ** Thanks Christina - Hope you find them useful. Regards.

    • ChristinaScibona profile image

      Christina 8 years ago from The Heart of the Finger Lakes

      Thank you for sharing your tips.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 8 years ago from Great Britain

      I have an order of sequence too when hubbing out! Great hub, as usual! x

    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Your A-to-Z is a nice summation of helpful advice and web sites to support our writing goals. I need to work more from lists, and definitely need to make a list of things to do every day. I tend to write down ideas on index cards and they stack up on me--especially since I doodle on those same cards when an image I might want to develop into a drawing comes to mind.

      The energy levels rise and fall for me--I've been known to doze for a minute or two at the keyboard. Fatigue can take a good idea and kill it with sleep-deprived writing. If I can find time to work out or do some yoga during the day, I'm usually in good shape.

      Thanks, this was another nice hub.


    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks FGual, for your kind, encouraging comments. Good luck with your Writing.

      ** You're welcome Hello, Hello. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

      ** Hi Prasetio, nice to read from you again. Glad you found it useful. Thanks.

      ** lol Kea - I wonder how you keep your energy levels up... I'm glad you have a similar routine too. Good luck.

    • kea profile image

      kea 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your daily routine. My routine is similar, but condensed into a couple hours. Oh, minus the ice cream and snickers too!

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share this information. Very informative. It give me spirit in writing. This is very useful. Thanks Lady_E. I'll bookmark this one.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Lady E, for your help.

    • FGual profile image

      FGual 8 years ago from USA

      Great hub. Lots of information here. I write to-do lists, but they get cast aside, buried under notebooks. Keeping a journal is a great organizer and stress reliever. Feels good after writing to myself. You are a good writer, Keep Hubbing.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks HP Roy for your comments. Nice to read from you.

      ** That's nice Duchess. The traffic is good. I've been there just over 12 weeks with only 55 articles and have had over 3'000 people read them. I hope it's the same for you too, infact better. You also get adsense. My user name is: Ladyelena - I will drop by and leave a message in your Guest Book. Thanks, Best Wishes.

      ** Lol, Happyher, you bring a smile to my face. Lovely to read from you. Thanks.

    • HappyHer profile image

      Tracy Morrow 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Wonderful! My personal favorites were the Ice Cream and Unwrap tips :) Ooops, now I have to get the chocolate off my keyboard... I'll be looking forward to more awesome hubs by you!

    • profile image

      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      I signed up on Xomba under you. May need some help learning the ropes (like trying to find you there)

      See ya around

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers Philipo, nice to read from you. Thanks.

      ** Hi Andromida, looking forward to seeing you on the ebook website or if you decide to use another one - do drop me a link. Good Luck.

      ** Hola Hypnodude. Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you find it useful.

      ** Thanks so much Duchess - I'm still hoping you find a way around the Newsletter Project. Best Wishes

      ** Wow Jai - that's a gift. (all in your brain) I have to note things down. My memory doesn't retain a lot. I remember sometime ago, I was so busy and stressed and while writing couldn't remember how to spell "with". Hello Elena!!!! That's my Brain.

      Thanks for your comments.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Hello Hello

      Ref: Unverified Account. You have to fill in your bank account/paypal details, phone number in your Google Account online. Google confirm this by dialing the phone number you gave.

      Also, you need a Google Adsense Pin. It takes about 4/5 weeks (as you are in UK) Once received, you have to enter the Pin Number in your Google Account and then you will be Verified and ready to receive payment. If you haven't received the Pin, request it again online, via your account.

      Best Wishes.

    • H P Roychoudhury profile image

      H P Roychoudhury 8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Thank you for your on line writing.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** I understand your comments Unchained Melody. I've read that "He that watereth, shall be watered". Its nice to have people encouraging our Spiritual well being. Regards.

      ** Hi Tim Tim, I think instead of deleting, people should tweak them. E.g I removed some photos in some Hubs to give space for Ads and it helped a bit. I'm glad your proud of what you do. Best Wishes.

      ** Cheers Dohn. I don't even think I could carry your Journal - if you have one. It would be so heavy. lol. Everytime, I read your stories (Revenge) I wonder how you can write them so fast and still manage to comment on tonnes of Hubs, along with other stories in the pipeline. Much admiration. Thanks.

      ** Hi Laurel. Its not that busy as its spread over a week. I hope you do get a wordpress account. P/s drop me the link, so I can visit you there. :)

    • Jai Warren profile image

      Jai Warren 8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Very helpful info, Lady E. Your extremely organized. My problem is I don't write things down. I have a plan everyday but, it's all in my head. Sometimes I get sidetracked. Will definitely use your suggestions. Thanks! :)

    • profile image

      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      This was especially interesting Lady_E. I like to see how others cope with things. You've also given me a few sites to look at.

      Thank you for sharing this. It's a good overview.

    • hypnodude profile image

      Andrew 8 years ago from Italy

      You've inspired me to do the same. Which I certainly need. Thanks for the good advice and obviously great hub. :)

    • andromida profile image

      syras mamun 8 years ago

      Great Hub.You are so organized about your writing and responding to fans-really amazing.Just now, I have checked your ebooks-its really great.I hope to join you there too.Thanks.

    • Philipo profile image

      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Thanks a lot. There is really no limit to learning. I have just learnt new things also.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      You mentioned Google Adsense and I have a problem there. My account state UNVERIFIED and payment held up. Now I dried so hard to verify that I have receive a small amount but no success. May you would be so kind and tell me what to do. Sorry to plague you with my problems. Thank you for you very interesting hub.

    • lorlie6 profile image

      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Well, I'd say you're one busy gal, m'dear! I'll be checking out your Wordpress account soon. I simply can't imagine being so devoted to writing, however-I'm only now even considering myself one.



    • dohn121 profile image

      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Very cool Elena. I love the fact that you detailed so many clues as to where one can expand their empire in the field of blogging and online writing. Thanks so much for a helpful and fun way to look at such!

    • tim-tim profile image

      Priscilla Chan 8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      Great hub! I ditto Unchained Grace. Some people like to delete the ones which doesn't make money for them. To me, every hub is my creation! I am proud of my writing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • Unchained Grace profile image

      Unchained Grace 8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I as well keep an activity list though for myself, I write in a specific niche and to be honest, when God hits me with something, it could be anytime and I log in and do it. I do keep some ideas jotted down here and there, but I don't have any "Hubs in Progress."

      What I do have are scriptural references with bullet points which could be the foundation of a Hub or maybe even a sermon should God see it that way.

      Hub Pages has given me something else. A chance to realize the effects of those three strokes aren't permanent. So, in the end, even if I don't earn what others might, God led me into HubPages to show me I'm well and He's repaired the damage. For me, that's a payday I can take to Heaven!

      I thank you, Lady_E, for the insight into your day and for taking the time to write this for us.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)