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Two Years of Hubpages Work in Four Months
Two Years of Hubpages Work in Four Months
This is my absolute last goal for my first 4 months on HubPages. It was to complete two years worth of Hubpages work. This is based onthe average of 4 hubs per week working 52 weeks a year. This is my 312th hub. I made my goal. I made all the goals which I set for my self both short term and long term. If I have any recommendation for anyone new to Hubpages it is set goals. You should start out small setting short term goals. Set a goal for the week.
Start with an outline of each topic you wish to write about. This is the easiest way to avoid writer’s block. Complete your research. Personal hubs are great because they provide perspective and what is a writer but a witness to the world but research what you write even if you don’t use citations. Research almost always saves you when it comes to interactions with your commenters. Your audience deserves to read well informed articles even if they don’t agree with you so always research your work.
I like to include a picture or instructional video. The more the better as far as visuals go for me but that is not the conventional thinking from many hubs authors so this is only my opinion.
Then sit down and write. And if the words don’t come easily force yourself to write anyways. Writing is like running. It is a discipline. And the more you do it the better you are at it. I don’t write words over 8th grade vocabulary and with the internet today I try not to really write over 4th grade vocabulary. I am German and a subject and a verb make a sentence so I try to leave out the adjectives and adverbs. Fundamentally I believe writing for the internet is very different then writing for a magazine or for a publication. The article should be easy to read and poignant.
Once you have accomplished your weekly goal make your month goal.
Big goals are never accomplished without making a plan of smaller goals to accomplish the big goal. It is how it works. So when you hit your week goal it is important to set a monthly goal. The same format applies with the weekly goal just have a goal set for the month as well.
I believe in celebrating each step of your writing experience. It is a wondrous thing that we have thoughts, dreams and a venue to communicate with each other. And it is more meaningful when that communication touches another human being in a way that inspires them and then inspires you in kind. So celebrate each and every success and if you don’t reach a goal then realize it is only a matter of time until you do. And always strive for your goals no matter how much life interferes with your aspirations of writing.
Things I Wish I Knew When I Started
Not everything you write will be genius and it doesn’t need to be. Some things should be light and easy.
It is okay if you make a factual error if you print a retraction. I made a factual error about Herman Cain claiming he worked for Little Caesar’s Pizza when in fact he worked for GodFather’s Pizza. The merits of the article still held up but the inaccuracies detracted from the merits so I printed a redaction.
Appreciate every single on of your commenters and give them the benefit of the doubt when they take the time to read your article. As writers we can all be sensitive to criticism. If they read your work they have done you a favor.
Moderate a bit. In general I am against moderation because I do feel if anyone who takes the time to comment I should allow them to be heard. Occasionally things that are off topic are written. For instance underwear add links, I spam that stuff off my comments section. If I have actually written an article about underwear I might let it fly but if it is completely off topic I spam it.
Where Will I Be A Year From Now?
I have a lot of written product just sitting around. I have several screen plays and a few novels as well as more children’s books just waiting to be published. I am certainly more comfortable writing for paper publication then the digital world. But I maybe behind the antiquated. I am also am a researcher and publish technical work so I maybe back to that profession in a year. Or I could just continue here. But what I can assure you is no matter where I am I will be focused and goal oriented in all my endeavors.
I have actually written enough on Hubpages to make a full length hard cover book in 4 months but admittedly I have needed an editor the entire time although I am improving.
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