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  1. karpouzian profile image61
    karpouzianposted 9 years ago

    I am sitting in front of my computer hoping for inspiration.  This weekend is going to be though on topics.

    What would people want to read about more:

    "Cliff notes" for some of the clasics?
    Lord of the Rings/Tolkien information?
    MLA or APA format?
    ESL grammar help...
    Facebook games.

    (I need to do some keyword searches).  sad

    Sorry, just posting my frustrations.

    1. Bredavies profile image71
      Bredaviesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Facebook games would get a lot of attention

  2. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    I'm feeling how your feeling.  Its my Day 9 and I haven't written anything.

    Facebook games seems cool.

  3. Bredavies profile image71
    Bredaviesposted 9 years ago

    I just started. And I will read an article about facebook games!

  4. Silver Rose profile image66
    Silver Roseposted 9 years ago

    Here's one technique that works for getting ideas.

    Go to Google Insights for Search

    http://www.google.com/insights/search/#

    Type in something, anything, whatever comes into your head.

    Then have a look at what it returns. In particular look at the "rising searches" and keep clicking on them till you find something you like.

    For example if you type in "facebook games" people from Croatia are the top searchers. If you click the rising search for "games on facebook", people in the UK are the top searchers. Why is this important? Because the top paying adverts are for visitors from the USA and Western Europe - it's no good getting visitors from Croatia. (you might decide to discard this term anyway as all Facebook keywords have a very low cost per click according to the Adwords tool)

    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    But I love the whole rising searches thing - it's like surfing, except you are keyword surfing and if you keep clicking away on the rising searches, eventually you come upon something that is worth writing about.

    1. Lady_E profile image63
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Nice of you to share that Lovely Silver Rose.
      It's quite useful and gives more topics when you do a search. Will have a good look tomorrow morning. It's quarter to sleep, where I am. smile

  5. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Same here Lady E, and I just have lost my writing touch.

    1. Lady_E profile image63
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      smile

      1. profile image42
        badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Jeeez wasnt that chick that got evicted on Big Bro the worst to date, deff a future Hubber smile

  6. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    What I do is write down all my ideas as I have them.

    I have a brainstorm session. I save it as a notepad text document. I may end up working on one of them but the others end up in a folder. Anytime I have an idea or find information pertaining to it, I add it.

    If I'm bored, I add more info. I write some more. I do follow some ideas from start through to finish in a few hours, or days, but some I just let simmer and add ingredients as I find them.

    Then when I've got nothing to do, or I'm 'stuck' for an idea, I go into that folder and have a look around. Sometimes some of those are about 90% done, they just need to be whipped into shape. And then I finish them off.

    So save those ideas, even if they're not going to be complete within the next day or two.

    1. viryabo profile image85
      viryaboposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well said. I store mine in Onenote in bits and pieces, and now with the 30-30, i go back to develop my bits and pieces.
      OneNote is great for that.

  7. profile image42
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    I have plenty of ideas DS but in the month of July I have found the adsense ctr rate really low, anyone else found the same ?

    1. profile image0
      wordscribe41posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why, yes, Badco.  Finally got 2 clicks today.  My traffic is suckey, too. 

      I was gone backpacking all weekend, which helped clear the mind.  But, now I am left with feeling "behind".  I'm alterating between writing about what I like and writing for profit.  I'm finding I can do some wise tweaking of topics I like to make them profitable as well.  I'm trying to let it come naturally...

  8. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    This is a hub a published a long time ago that has 25 suggestions that could help you think of topics to write about.  Even if they don't excite you, maybe they'll make you think of something that would.  Just an idea. 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Improve- … ing-Skills

    (This hub was later renamed)

  9. Julie-Ann Amos profile image78
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 9 years ago

    Believe it or not (sounds werid) but I look at the AdSense ads on my hubs to see what ads are running.  I know they have to be ones that might work...

    My lingerie hubs have one ad that is to say the least a bit odd.  So I checked out the keywords and hey presto - a hub that'll be publishd later today (wach this space).

    I get some good ideas from TV, plus also magazines and as I say, AdSense.

    1. karpouzian profile image61
      karpouzianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea on the adsense ads.  It will help you create groups, too.

  10. Ladybird33 profile image67
    Ladybird33posted 9 years ago

    Listen to music, friends and children, they will give you some great ideas....good luck

  11. Julie-Ann Amos profile image78
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 9 years ago

    I too am slowing down just because I have some family issues this end - couple of sick close family and as I treat them homoeopathically it's taking some time... will ramp up again later this week but if I'm  a little quiet forgive me.

  12. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    I just noticed this hubber hit 100,000 pageviews today, so I went to see what they write about.  Look at what I found! I found a really helpful hub on 101 prompts for writing! I thought some of them may help some of you (and me) come up with some writing ideas!  Check it out.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/101-Writing-Pro … nspire-You

 
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