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What would you prefer- a hub that is informative or a hub that reflects a piece of one's heart?
i ma a teenager, hence I may not have any substantial information to share that may appeal to people of all ages, particularly to those who are far more experienced than me...therefor what I can do (and would sincerely love to) is to share my heart here..but would that b sufficient for making my hub worthy of attention?
I think that you are off to a GREAT start. Your attitude is wonderful. Just share your heart about what you see in the world around you. That's quality and what people online are looking for.
For me it is less about informative versus heart, it is more about quality of writing. If you write well, you will draw people in.
Personally, I prefer an informative piece of writing, but that is just my preference as a reader (I'm a practical type of person). Others may prefer to read something that comes from the heart. Like BaliMermaid said, your attitude is superb.
Surprisingly, you seem to not realize that young people such as yourself actually have a lot to offer. For example, you could write about technology that seems 'everyday' to you, but is stuff that some of us 'mom' type of older people find harder to understand. Pretend like you are explaining to your grandmother what a Bluetooth is, for example. Or explain the practicalities of something, like "does the average mom need to use Twitter, and if so, what for?" (I would actually read such an article for sure). I have said to my husband that I can't wait for our toddlers to grow up more so that they can explain the upcoming new technologies to us. I am not completely joking when I tell him that, either!
And like Phil said, it's more about the quality of writing than about the topic. So writing from your heart is OK, and writing something practical is OK too.
To be honest I don't think it is important of the piece if about facts (what is in your brain) or emotions (what is in your heart). It has to be interesting to read. What is in your organs has to be something I want to read about to be "good" in my eyes,
When it comes to hubpages, or any other online articles, I prefer informative over from-the-heart pieces. This is largely because I don't trust the internet to have the same level of quality as something published in print. That's not to say that there aren't quality writer's online; there most certainly are, but it's a lot harder to wade through the muck on the internet than it is in a bookstore. I also prefer to read heartfelt stuff sitting somewhere other than my computer.
I like hubs that are informative, with maybe a personal view voiced at the end. A good mix is always nice.
I prefer informative, but then it IS very difficult for me to get into heartfelt pieces when I don't know the person writing, because it's just hard to care about an anonymous avatar. The exception for me (and seems to be for at least some other people) are the heartfelt pieces that readers can really relate to, especially on topics that are difficult to put into words. I personally have two heartfelt pieces, one on the death of my 3 1/2-year-old nephew and one on cutting, that have gotten excellent responses. I'll admit they are not the best examples of my writing because I had to fight my way through a lot of emotion to get them out, but people who have experienced similar emotions seem to appreciate the effort, and appreciate someone who is willing to openly talk with them about this subject.
For you, trust me, there is still PLENTY you can write about. I started writing professionally at 16, beginning with reviews. I wrote reviews on a lot of books, movies, and CDs that others didn't, because most of the others were older and weren't interested in the same things. However, the market for them was huge because other people my age wanted those recommendations. Then I got into writing articles aimed at mothers who were having issues with their teenaged daughters, and a lot of people really seemed to appreciate and benefit from hearing the perspective of a teenager on the subject.
My advice -- sit down with a piece of paper and start listing off your interests, things you like to talk about with your friends, places you like to go, and just keep writing until you run out of ideas. Grab one thing off the list, and write about it. I warn you, this is an extremely addictive process.
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