Publishing 30 Hubs in 30 Hours Step By Step Guide
Write 30 Hubs Faster and Easier with Text Editor
Writing thirty Hubs in thirty hours isn't as hard as it sounds. But, in order to succeed you will have to pull some tricks out of your bag.
Write your Hubs in a text editor. My favorite text editor is usually Notepad++, but for something like publishing a lot of Hubs fast, I use PSPad. PSPad is freeware if you want to download it and try it out, but any text editor that handles multiple open files at the same time will do.
The Clock Is Ticking
Write Multiple Hubs At The Same Time
PSPad has a tile windows feature that allow you to simultaneously write on 4 (or more) different files all at the same time without having to click any tabs or press any hotkeys.
Just open up 4 text files and then click Windows -> Tile Horizontal. Set the width to 70 characters and if you have widescreen monitor, you should be able to write in a PSPad window just wide enough to hold the conent and keep the other part of your screen open for having HubPages open in your browser.
The key is that as you are writing one Hub, ideas for other Hubs will pop into your head. The hardest part of cranking out 30 Hubs is coming up with 30 ideas. Every time you get a new idea, start typing the next hub in one of your text document files. That way, when you finish the Hub you are working on, you'll already have the next one started.
Having 4 tiled windows or even 4 tabs (or more if you can manage them) open and ready to go not only saves time, but helps you organize your ideas and cut and paste text between in-progress and upcoming Hubs based on what does and doesn't fit within each one.
Optimize Hub Length
Also, as you write Hubs, you will notice that some of them have grown rather long. That is wasted energy. I don't advocate writing super-short Hubs or other webpages unless you can fully cover your topic in that few words.
However, Google likes 500-ish word webpages anyway, and so do most readers. So, if your Hub is bloating out to 1300 words, look for a way to split it out. For example, if you were writing a Hub announcing that you were going to write 30 hubs in 30 hours and you started writing about how you were going to do it, you would copy that content over to your text editor and use it for a different Hub called something like -- I'm just pulling this out of the air -- Publishing 30 Hubs in 30 Hours Step by Step Guide. That way, you just published TWO hubs instead of only one Hub.
Being able to write quickly, to keep going with fresh ideas, and splitting large Hubs into smaller Hubs will only get you so far. You still need to streamline your Hub Publishing workflow efforts.
Workflow For Publishing 30 Hubs a Day
To do make our work flow as lean as possible, we are going to cut back on some of the things we can come back and do at our leisure.
This isn't to say don't do these things, and it certainly is not to say don't usually skip these things when you publish Hubs. This is only a strategy to let us pump out numerous Hubs quickly by eliminating some of the choke-points.
- Don't find new pictures - Skipping pictures on your Hubs is a bad idea. I'm using a single directory called "Images-General" on my hard drive with the Thumbnails view. If I have NOTHING, I'll use a filler image. Otherwise, anything that sort of fits is good enough for now.
- Don't research keywords - This is about reaching a numbers goal. We can go back and do keyword research later. Use your best common sense guess and try to mix up your keyword phrases, but doing decent keyword research can take several minutes or more for each hub. We don't have that kind of time.
- QuickLink - Link only via the QuickLink tool to other Hubs, or link to landing pages or homepages that you know by heart. Firing up another browser window to go get a URL is wasted time.
- Choose Topic Fast - Don't get caught up in the nuance between Improve Hubs and Generate Traffic. Just pick one and go.
- Choose Keywords Fast - Type in the first two keywords that pop into your head when you are using the create new hub wizard. Then, write your Hub, publish it, and then go look at it. Click the suggested keywords you like and then move on.
- No Proofreading or Editing - Yeah, this goes against my grain, but I get the squiggly red underline for typos as they occur and I'll fix those with the backspace key. Everything else will have to wait until Hour 31.
- Twitter Quickly with Bit.ly or the HubPages short URL. Don't get fancy with your Tweets, just fire them off. I use bit.ly to shorten my links. The tab is already open and logged in and I can tweet right from there. This both saves time, and keeps me from reading stuff on Twitter that might distract me. We would skip Twitter altogether except that your followers might end up following along and showing up with each post to see how well you are doing. This only can happen if you are doing it in real-time and they can countdown with you.
- Skip the Other Social Sites and Bookmarks for now - Sure, we should go Stumble our Hubs, and post them to FaceBook, and so on, but for now, that uses up our clock. Instead, we can come back and do that later
FYI, if you are reading this and want to help me out, go Stumble, Delicious, FaceBook, Reddit, and whatever, for me. Thanks.