In my opinion writing is the easy part, creating the links, editing, proof reading, adding the artwork, photos, videos, polls, formatting and research is the hard part.
I usually wait anywhere from three days to a week to hit the publish button, it allows the moderators a chance to read it check your links and analyze any mistakes. This also gives you ten to fifteen page views to start off with.
Then I post each article on Digg, StumbleUpon, RedCage, Imparte and Facebook to create a wider range of viewers.
I published my latest Hub less than an hour ago and it is already at 33 page views and climbing.