When browsing through hubs do you read long expanses of text?
When I browse through hubs I often skip hubs that have long segments of text, especially if there are no sub tittles to indicate to me what I may read. Do you skip hubs that have long sections of text? Which elements in our tool box do you find the most useful as a reader? By tool box I mean all of the gadgets that we can put into our hubs, pictures, video, tables, maps, etc.
Generally I will give long sections a chance, but if they are boring I may skip them.
I would like to know how to put text in boxes with a half tone background as I see that on a lot of hubs, do I have to create them or is their a tool for them?
The photos and videos I find useful, but would like to be able to use more sub heads.
Don't understand what a RSS is?
Also what is the average readers (viewers) any particular hub receives in a week?
I will read long segments of text if it is well written and like you mentioned sub titles to indicated what it is you might be reading next. Subtitles and photos I find most useful for hubs. I think a photo helps draw the reader in.
the text boxes must be right aligned which can be done by using the arrows at the top of the edit box for the capsule. Once that has happened in the left corner of the capsule bar will appear three little boxes with different colors. If you click one of those boxes the background of the capsule will become whatever color is in that box.... you can email me directly if you'd like or if you have trouble with this... I will not be able to respond again to this question.
I would read through a long hub if it had a current important topic or subject I am interesting in.
I have the attention span of a gnat so, like many other people, I struggle with long passeges of text. I prefer bullet points and illustrations to help get to the point so try to use those in my own hubs.
I usually read the summaries of the hub and if it is interesting to me I will read the whole thing. I like putting pictures into my text boxes. I try to find funny ones based upon what I am writing. It usually helps to make for an interesting read for other hubbers.
I will read the entire article if it is interesting. It is much easier to read if it is broken up with bullet points or illustrations, but if the writing is good I will read all the way through.
Typically, no. If it really interests me, then yes. Is my answer too long???
ha ha yes i do. I have an attention span of a 3 year old when it comes to reading I have to be thoroughly engaged in the text to continue to the end.
If it doesn't get me in 30 seconds i'm out.
I skim over long passages unless its something I find useful. I use the poll, rss feed,ebay, and picture gadget in my hubs.
Totally agree. I do the same too and try to find the main gist of the content as much as possible. Subtitles are a good idea (thanks, I just realized this now which hubpages added this as a tool for hubbing). The best tool is a video clip. It worked well on mine.
GOOD question and one that is VERY relevant to making our own hubs "readable"!!
I do glaze over at long uninterrupted columns of text and they have to be right on my required list to finish reading!
I DO think pictures help retain more interest - hope so anyway!
I think as Beth says - the attention span of a gnat might well apply to me as well...maybe I ought to re-visit some of my own stuff!!
I kinda feel bad for not reading the long articles thoroughly, but what can you do...so many hubs, so little time.
I usually begin reading a hub and once I'm a paragraph in I scroll down to see how long it is. If it's short I usually read the whole thing. If it's really long I don't read it unless it's very interesting.
If the title is something that interests me, I may read the whole thing. I agree with some of the others, pictures can often draw a reader in.
Subtitles are a big one for me. With them I can be selective about what I read because, like everyone else, there are bits that I'm not interested in or I already know the answer to. Definitely subtitles!!!
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