What Makes A Great Hub?
Have you read some great Hubs? What made them great?
Some Hubs are great despite their problems. Many could be, if they received more care.
I have read some great Hubs which still left a lot to be desired.
I have read some poor Hubs which were technically superior.
What makes the difference, and what does a really great Hub have that other Hubs lack?
Here is my checklist for a great Hub:
The topic typically (but not always) has timely and wide appeal.
The writer has made a real effort on good grammar and accurate spelling.
The Hub is well constructed with a good Title and Summary which lead the searcher to the article, has an introductory element which says enough to show what will be presented, uses the tools which are available to make the Hub flow and maintain interest, and has something to say that is worth saying, and says it without wasting words.
Any Hub (poems, how-tos, thought pieces, stories, articles which teach us, etc.) can be a great Hub, but time and effort show in most of the great ones.
Links and products are chosen as ones best suited to the topic.
And, great Hubs almost have a "Wow Factor" to them, for they stimulate, motivate, entertain, or even caution the reader in such a way as to leave a lasting impression which more than justifies the reader's time spent with the Hub.
How does a newbie create a great Hub?
Take time to learn in the Learning Center.
Check out the "Best" category for the Hubbers with the highest Hub Scores, by going to "Hubbers" and checking out their work.
Don't worry about what your Hubs are earning. Keep your day job(s).
Realize that writing well is a craft which develops with practice and devotion to the skills required. Given the effort, the craft can steadily improve.
Accept correction and comments which can lead you to becoming stronger and more skilled.
Find the joys which come from being thoughtful, creative, and successful in your own eyes.
When in doubt, work on it some more, and don't hesitate to go back and make improvements to your Hubs.
Another view on making good Hubs....
- What Makes A Good Hub?
What makes a good hub? Start with your definition of what a good hub is and work from there.