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Tips to discover 'Original Content' when writing on HubPages

Updated on April 19, 2011
My left hand on the computer's keyboard (Photo by Travel Man, April 13, 2011)
My left hand on the computer's keyboard (Photo by Travel Man, April 13, 2011)

Unlimited suggestions to distinguish original contents on one hub that I should write put me on hot water to depend the title of this article.

Why discover? It could have been 'associate' or 'insert'. I prefer discover from other words to describe my arguments since it's the main policy of HubPages and Google AdSense.

I'm guilty to write many hub-blogs on my account. What can I do? It's the only way to share it to my local readers (family, friends and Filipino readers) here in the Philippines. I'm half-thinking about the world.

Initial success didn't fare. Surely, 'original content' is missing in most hubs that I've written.

Now, reviewing my published hubs, I find many errors that HubPages staff helped me to correct it and re-publish for clarity of the topic.

At the top of mango tree (Photo by Travel Man)
At the top of mango tree (Photo by Travel Man)
Original logo of SYTYCWO c/o HubPages
Original logo of SYTYCWO c/o HubPages

Discovering original contents

Hubbers around the world have different experiences or maybe similar ones that they write related ideas on one subject. Although, there's slight difference on the titles.

I discovered things that we're usually written on HubPages. With the invitation of HubMobs and HP Contests, these articles are mostly about:

  1. Travel and Places - include the vacation getaways, adventures in between and places that are being promoted by the hubbers.
  2. Health - Top ten killer diseases, some cure, herbal alternatives and new discoveries in medical field are being featured.
  3. Food - Learning different cuisines about the word; the possibilities are endless.
  4. Politics - Sensitive issues are discussed not only in Forums but on hubs as well.
  5. Faith - Writing on different religions (traditions and practices) open the eyes of the readers about its existence.
  6. Tips - Practical advises on how to make this and that or accomplish something worthwhile have wide array of informative hubs.
  7. Finance - Advises on stocks, banking. electronic cards, mortgages abound on HubPages
  8. Prose - Fiction writers find success here.
  9. Poetry - Acts as food for our soul.
  10. Tutorials - HubPages offer tips through videos and blogs and some hubbers also support the program by writing hubs regarding tips on how to succeed on this virtual writing site.

Original Content according to Travel Man
Original Content according to Travel Man

Sharing Original Content hubs in HubPages

Intellectual property rights can hamper the sharing of ideas. Multi-national companies issue such ownership clause in order to protect new discoveries and innovation from being pirated or copied, duplicated and stolen. It's like getting an official patent on your invention.

When it comes to writing, the much-disputed issue is about 'original content'. Here's my suggestions to discover the big OC:

  • Write an article based on your perception but not with your biases. Politics and Entertainment play in our daily dwellings in the community. I tried recording worthy conversations that sprouted from my good neighbors here. (My early mistakes was to insert my opinions and experiences heavily on it that pull down the merits of my hub.)
  • Write an article about tips that originated from you. It's kind of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects and activities. ( I did one and a perfect Hub Score was given on it.)
  • Feature a hubber and his/her hubs worthy of praise. It will fare well and it's still original. (I did one for Pippap, an environmentalist hubber.)
  • Lengthy hubs with meaty or text-enriched content draw higher scores than short ones. (I did a research about The Strangest Places in the USA and related phenomena around the world. It was nominated and placed third on HubNugget Wannabes.)
  • Original pictures count a lot. Don't ever do picture hubson it's literal sense. (I store my original photos on my Facebook account because my desktop computer often crashes. I had to reprogram to make it functioning again.)

So, there. The gold mine is just waiting to be found. If you were toppled down in the confines of such 'mine', patience is still a virtue. You'll survive on HubPages, I tell you.

Follow the rules and succeed!!!

Original photo and design thru Paint by Travel Man
Original photo and design thru Paint by Travel Man


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks for the trust, AP. You see, discussion on this topic at the Forums is endless. Fluffy also said that the first draft is better than the rehashed one when you publish a certain hub. That's what original is all about.

    • Alastar Packer profile image

      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Original content. You've got it travel_man1971 as far as I'm concerned. There are some fantastic info articles on HubPages and there's that old truism 'write what you know'. If one adheres to that they should find themselves on the straight path. Its not hard to tell from this very good Hub travel_man that you are on that path. Yours AP.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor: Thanks for that sensitive thing about original content. Yes, it's should be timeless although some hubs need upgrade in order to adhere with the present times.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Fluffy77: The first draft is usually your fresh ideas about something you want to discuss online. It's better than a rehashed one. Thanks for dropping by.

    • thesailor profile image


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      Original content is a sensitive subject. For me, nothing can surpass the original of your opinion on your hub. The presentation should be timeless; that's what we should be doing here. Thanks for sharing, travel man.

    • Fluffy77 profile image


      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      I absolutely agree here. Using your first drafts of writing is usually better than second guessing yourself, that's what I'v found already too. Very useful and informative.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Jeremey: Thanks for the clear explanation. I agree, my interpretation of originality is to incorporate my experiences, although some technicalities on HP didn't approve to a hub-blog articles. The HP staff is always reminding us about the procedure of making a hub. Hub should be timeless; that's what I think about 'original content'.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Pamela99: Thanks, Ms. Pam. I am slowly learning the ropes on HubPages. I hope I can stay here much longer.

    • Jeremey profile image


      7 years ago from Arizona

      Original Content is the idea, finding something to write about is actually easier when going original, I spend too much time on a less than worthy hub of mixed content that I am not happy with. Usually the original is much more rewarding. Thanks for the tips and info!

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Your picture is very unique. You made some very good points on original content and I enjoyed your hub.


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