When you are writing a hub, do you stick to what you know best, or do you research new things?
How much do you generally learn as you write? Are you just fact checking, or delving into new subject matter, learning about it and then writing?
I will start with something that I know fairly well. Then if I need topic-points or ideas I will do a little research, but not too much to bog down the creativity of the writing. Once I have a general feel for what I am writing I will just delve right in.
I do both. Mostly I stick with what I know best and do some research to improve my hub. However I also research new things to increase my knowledge. I would run out of things to write about if I did not learn new things. A lot of my hubs are based on me doing things and recording the results. For example I did some hubs on reducing fat and some on gaining muscle. I changed my body and wrote about it.
I do both, because as I prepare a Hub, I read additional high quality references to check the most recent research, job openings, anthropological findings, etc. - like university libraries, microfiche, newspaper offices, Pow Wow participants, and more. I also make phone calls to Chambers of Commerce, universities, businesses, and people at other such entities. Something new comes to me with each Hub, even if just in conversation with experts.
Usually I just write what Im passionate about, so I can really get a good feel/sense for what Im writing, but sometimes, if i need a little bit of extra detail, I will search up a few things, but usually its very little, as I like sticking to what I know, otherwise the article isn't really mine.
I wouldn't post a response unless I was positive about the information and/or source. Don't want to mislead people.
I stick to what I know something about, it seems to make the writing process easier and takes less time. I would not mind writing about other topics, it would just take me a little more time.
The topic i pick is of my choice. But when it comes to putting anything on paper for publication, I always cross reference it. I read more about the subject matter to have better chain of thoughts while writing the final draft. The point to watch out is that, while reading more on a subject matter it is very important to ensure not to delve into unnecessary links which often leads to a completly different subject.
I've tried to write about things that were hot topics, but not particularly my personal interest and found I really didn't have much to say. Sure I could look it up and study, but personally I find it more satisfying to write about things I have an interest in. Sometimes I'll look up the trends to see if anything that is trending happens to be something I might have some knowledge or interest in, but other than that writing would seem more like work. Where's the inspiration in that.
I find most of my inspiration to write in situation that I have been in or going through or things that have been on my mind.
what you should do is go from what you know already and learn from your experiences but also you should go into depth for your hub and research information incase you have missed something or you need to learn something new it will also make your hub more exciting if you can put as much information as you can on it
I normally try to stick to subjects that I'm pretty secure on (but I can always do a bit of research if I'm not sure about a piece of it), but recently I did a review of a CD, something that I've never attempted before. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, so I'm now a bit more encouraged to write on more topics, besides my normal "How Tos".
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