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How has your choice of topics changed since you have been on HubPages?

  1. cam8510 profile image96
    cam8510posted 5 years ago

    When I came to HubPages I had already been writing online for a couple of years.  I had been writing exclusively on one topic.  I had a Paul Bunyan size ax to grind.  I started out here writing on the same theme.  Over the last six months I have observed the writing of others and realized that there is a whole world of topics from which to choose.  Today I rarely grind that old ax, but instead look around and within to find fresh new ideas to communicate.  What has been your experience?  Have you changed in this regard since coming to HubPages?

    1. Becky Katz profile image84
      Becky Katzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I started out writing about my family and a few Social issues which concerned me. I am now branching into a little fiction. I love fiction but had never written any. I had never written anything except for school before I started writing here. I am learning more about writing and taking a few steps out on a limb to try things that I had never tried before.

      1. cam8510 profile image96
        cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Isn't it a blast to step out and try writing about new topics and in new styles?  HubPages has really challenged me to try different things.  All of the interaction we have here is tremendous.  Thanks for being part of my hubber world.

  2. btrbell profile image91
    btrbellposted 5 years ago

    I have definitely changed what I write about. Like you, I started reading other's hubs and I have branched out into different venues. I am writing poetry and recipes which are new to me.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know you are because I am reading a lot of it.  You are doing a great job expanding your range of topics.  Isn't it fun to be able to keep growing like this?

      1. btrbell profile image91
        btrbellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Most definitely!

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    When I started, I had planned on writing exclusively about personal finance.  I thought the topic was pretty broad, as it would include subcategories of making money, saving money, investing money, etc.  Hence the user name, Millionaire Tips.  But about a week into it, I realized that I would be utterly bored always writing about money.  I have so many interests besides money, and the HubPages layout of the profile page (the old one more so than the current one) made it really easy to write about a lot of different topics.

    So I branched out and included my interests, genealogy and quilting as well. 

    I got bored with limiting myself to three topics as well.  Now I write about whatever I feel like writing about.  If I learn something, I try to share it with my readers.  I have been able to find many opportunities to learn about a variety of topics. I hope to be able to continue that.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That is a great story.  I came to HP with one topic and like you, I quickly got bored with that.  I have since done the same as you by writing about whatever interests me.  I just wrote a review.  That is new.  I even wrote a recipe.  Well, I deleted that one.  But this is a blast.

  4. CrisSp profile image83
    CrisSpposted 5 years ago

    My very first hub was about happiness. At that time, I was thinking of writing about inspirational and motivational stuff, mostly relate-able to our day to day lives. Eventually, I adopted a smörgåsbord of subjects to write about (even the how to) and I am now without a niche. I love it though, I mean the diversity of what I can throw in. It matches my belief: "Sky is the limit" in terms of being creative.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One thing that I get excited about is how much I learn as I work on an article.  If I had started this twenty years ago, I'd have a wealth of knowledge about everything.

  5. Arielqiao profile image59
    Arielqiaoposted 5 years ago

    After reading the discussing here. I think I also have to write something about various themes.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This could become a new niche.  Everythiing

      1. CrisSp profile image83
        CrisSpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Damn straight! Everything! Whatever you enjoy, eh?  Why not?

  6. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Well I had no clue what kind of thing would "work" here in the beginning.  What I learned was that I had a specific niche that seemed to land in my lap, and so I went after that for a while, and I'm probably making all the money I do make here from one definite niche (would be hard to miss from looking at my profile).

    Nowadays though, I'm kinda back into experimenting to see if I can figure out other niches I might do well with. 

    If it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing, really....unless your goal is to earn money...then ...oh never mind .Expectations matter, I guess.

    1. cam8510 profile image96
      cam8510posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't spend all this time in front of my computer for the money.  That is steadily growing, but I have a long way to go before that means much to me.  No, it is the fun of creating and the desire to be understood that draws me in.  Expectations, I have expectations, but not financial.

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well I always wanted...I'd thought, to be one of those people that make a living online.

        I've about decided that is a very unlikely thing for me, but oh how I enjoy seeing my income increase online....it is really a lot of work to make decent income from this.

        I'm not making what I'd call "a decent income" from this, I'm just paying my ISP and then buying someone or myself a gift here or there.

        I've really decided I prefer to do skilled labor for money...but I'm not about to stop "this" either.

        Currently...I'm more into doing short blogs on blogger.  I'm making next to nothing there....sometimes I just get burned out on Hubpages.

 
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