Weekly Topic Inspiration Gets a New Spin - AND FACIAL HAIR!

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  1. Simone Smith profile image94
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    I have exciting news, everyone! We have a new Weekly Topic Inspiration leader: Christy Kirwan!

    Christy has been leading our Topic Page expansion initiative, creating more detailed leaf pages to better accommodate Hubs in Topic Pages that are flooded. As Christy creates new Topics on HubPages every day, she is particularly well-suited to share the most promising ones with us and will do so every week from now on.

    How it’ll work:
    1. Every Tuesday Christy will share the latest theme and start the new Question and Forum thread
    2. The theme will be built around a new Topic (in other words, it’ll no longer be random)

    Why we’re switching to new Topics:
    1. The new Topics Christy makes are far more specific than many of the broad WTI themes we’ve chosen in the past. You’re far more likely to see success by writing about subjects that aren’t already extensively covered online, so we would like to shift WTI themes to reflect that.
    2. Hubs published within new Topics are far more likely to be Featured on the first page (and therefore get more internal traffic).

    Now to the important part- this week’s theme: beards, mustaches, and facial hair!

    We encourage you to share your insider tips and advice on facial hair (hot trends, important grooming considerations, etc.) this week, in celebration of our new Topic Page on the subject. Have fun with this one, y’all!

    To join in on this week's challenge by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a title that follows our guidelines on crafting successful, competitive, search-friendly titles, which namely involves...

    A. Creating a title that is short and descriptive, matching what someone would type into a search engine when looking for information on the subject.
    B. Researching the keywords (the things people might type into search engines) by Googling them to make sure that the topic is not already extensively covered online and that you can beat the top results.
    C. Covering a subject about which you are particularly passionate- or in which you have unique, useful expertise.


    5)    Create a Hub that is thorough and supplemented with helpful media (such as photos, tables, polls, maps, and videos)
    6)    Make sure the images you use are legally used and properly attributed so that your Hub has a chance of being selected as a Hub of the Day.
    7)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this Forum Discussion and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the WTI beat, Christy!  We love to see the latest ideas pop up each week, so you'll have a huge fan club very soon here!

      1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
        Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the warm welcome, Marcy Goodfleisch! I can't wait to get started. smile

  2. Suzie HQ profile image95
    Suzie HQposted 5 years ago

    Welcome Christy,
    Sounds a great idea making more topics, so looking forward to the new shake up!!

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Suzie HQ! Glad you're looking forward to it.

  3. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    Christy - good luck with this challenge!

    I noticed yesterday that the Hubpages Staff Page said 18 staff members and counted only 17 faces - you should complain that you're not yet listed on that page!!!

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Curses! You've discovered my secret identity as the HubPages Mystery Member, SimeyC! Thanks for the enthusiasm, I'll do my best!

  4. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image83
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    Hey, thank for the idea for a hub, ladies. Just submitted mine. About time I wrote about something besides sports.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can't wait to read it, BLACKANDGOLDJACK!

      P.S. I grew up near Pittsburgh. Go Steelers! big_smile

      1. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image83
        BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        So Christy, if you're a Steelers fan you must be mourning the loss of the best beard in Pittsburgh, or most anywhere else in my opinion. Brett "the Diesel" Keisel shaved his off for charity a week ago. His 2-year-old daughter didn't recognize him.

        http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7687770_f248.jpg

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Oh good heavens, I hadn't heard! He looks like a TOTALLY different person.

  5. sholland10 profile image91
    sholland10posted 5 years ago

    Welcome, Christy!  I look forward to seeing which topics you choose!  smile

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, sholland10! I've got some fun ones planned.

  6. rommy1984 profile image73
    rommy1984posted 5 years ago

    This is interesting. I'm new here on forum, but feel glad to see the chalenges...

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We're glad to have you, rommy1984. Thanks for the support!

  7. That Grrl profile image77
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    You're late for Movember. I had a post then. Beyond that I don't have much experience with intentional facial hair.

    I do like the idea of having a topic to write about this way. I use the Exclusive suggestions for inspiration/ ideas this way all the time. It's fun just to see what comes up when I type something in.

    http://thatgrrl.hubpages.com/hub/Im-a-W … -Dont-Mind

    As for why I wrote it... well, just because really. smile  Enjoy  your facial hair, it's not so bad.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing, That Grrl, good Hub!

  8. M Zees profile image72
    M Zeesposted 5 years ago

    the only advice i ever received, from several family members, is to never use aftershave as it turns your facial hair white. My grandpa had a white beard and pitch black hair so I am guessing maybe there is some truth to it.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my! That's a definitely a thing men with facial hair should keep in mind.

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Ah I didn't click the grey box thing.

    But I did create a fantastic page about facial hair and stuff.

    So arguably I can still post a link to it?

    http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/Famous-Facial-Hair

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing, Mark Ewbie, I LOVE your drawings! Super funny and cute!

  10. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    I have just created a new hub about dyeing your beard or moustache with hair colour, something I am well known for doing. I have also pointed out some examples of celebrities that dye their hair or beards.

    My new hub is: http://bardofely.hubpages.com/hub/How-t … -moustache

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love the pictures! Thanks for the advice, Bard of Ely. Dyeing your beard is a really unique and creative idea. smile

      1. Bard of Ely profile image85
        Bard of Elyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am glad you appreciated it!

  11. GoodLady profile image93
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    Hi, welcome Christy.
    Here's mine (also posted somewhere else connected to the weekly topic)
    http://goodlady.hubpages.com/hub/Mens-F … -and-Wives

    Hope you like it!

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, GoodLady, great Hub! Your special gent looks a bit like Patrick Stewart. wink

      1. GoodLady profile image93
        GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I won't tell him you said that, because he likes to think that he still has hair, whilst Patrick Stewart is totally bald.  PS is a great actor!  (thanks).

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well, your guy has certainly got some hair, and it's quite dapper and well-groomed, thanks to you, apparently! big_smile

  12. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
    Christy Kirwanposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great responses, everyone! I really enjoyed reading them. Check out this week's WTI on Google+ for more inspiration!

 
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