It doesn't necessarily have to be something you've written for Hubpages. I'm just wondering if, like me, you have anything from your past that you have written and looking back on it makes your blood curdle because you wonder how on earth you could have done anything so stupid.
I think the dumbest topic I have ever written about was way back when I first started freelancing: I got this ridiculous idea that I would write an obituary every time an opera singer died. Aside from the fact that opera is a topic with a very limited audience, this subject is NOT by any means evergreen!
It's funny the things we learn. But I still have to look at the site I published those articles on, and all I can think is "Grrr, WHY did I do this?!"
Please share if you want.
I write content for clients on some websites and by far the worst thing I had to research and write about was toenail diseases lol
for me it was Politics, because reguardless of opinion in my Hub, it was a waste of time.
The dumbest thing I ever wrote about was bacteria. I wrote a few pages about them and hoped to sell microscopes in the process. )
Dentists in a tiny town .... to meet one of the HP monthly challenges based around locations/travel (2011 I think it was).
Dull .... and never got any traffic. But, it did get me a free entry into the drawer for $50.... so I did it for that.
You were given suggestions for what to write about and I was a bit stuck and wanted to write "something".
Maybe this isn't dumb but odd...I wrote a hub about porta- potty dangers.
Silence, it was as a punishment and doled out by a teacher, who then tore up every copy that he collected from the class.
Mine is still featured here on Hubpages. I did some keyword research and found that the keywords relating to my diet snack foods might draw some readers. I was wrong. It turns out, surprisingly, that no one wants to do the whipped cream and carrot diet!!! Shocking. I did lose 8 pounds on it though. When I get time, I'll be yanking that article.
Maybe not dumb to the clients who paid me to write, but I was paid to write advertising about straps that are used to tie down motorcycles in the back of a pickup truck.
I came up with some lines like "When you get ready to tie on on, what you really need is a good belt!" (They liked it, though.)
Mine was a smart aleck op ed piece about a news story about pole dancing for Jesus. Had a fantastic response from within HP, though and was a lot of fun.
by angryelf 5 years ago
All of us, as writers, have put together some difficult pieces. What was the most difficult piece you've ever written? I would say that mine would have been regarding security of VPS's. I want to see what kind of crazy topics y'all have had the courage to dive into!
by H C Palting 4 years ago
What was the most interesting topic that you have written about or read?
by PierrePierre 8 years ago
I have been in hubpages 2 months and written 18 hubs. But now, I don't know what to write about. I am lost. How do you guys determining a topic for hub? Give me some advice! Thank all of you!
by Karla Iverson 6 years ago
MG Singh wrote a hub on gun control in the U.S. There are a lot of comments on it. I also wrote a comment, with my opinion (which had its origins in a research paper I wrote for a public health class a couple of years ago).Jackburton had already written a comment that was almost a hub in itself....
by smanty 7 years ago
I just wrote a new hub and it has a score of 43... I spent a while on the hub and wrote a lot of quality content, but the score is very low. When I have written other hubs in the past, they generally begin at about 57 and slowly go up. I have never seen a hub score start lower than 50, let alone...
by Leon Moyer 4 years ago
I'm not exactly the most experienced writer, but I do enjoy it. The problem is deciding on what to write about. There's so many topics that have already been written about. Even topics I've written on have already been written about. So how do you decide what to write?
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