Is it better to write hubs around one topic, or experiment with various ones?

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  1. GinnyLee profile image85
    GinnyLeeposted 12 years ago

    Is it better to write hubs around one topic, or experiment with various ones?

    On one hand, a subdomain with numerous articles surrounding one topic seems like it would give authority to the account.  On the other hand, experimenting with new topics may pay off as you could stumble across a topic that generates a lot of views for you.  What is the best way to address these views?

  2. Johnrr631992 profile image83
    Johnrr631992posted 12 years ago

    some say sticking to one niche, or a couple topics is best. But i tend to write about whatever i feel would be knowledge for people.

  3. 910chris profile image74
    910chrisposted 12 years ago

    I like to try to tackle as many different topics as I can. I feel that it's good to explore, rather than just harp on one topic. It's also good for a writer to go outside of his own box, and become more of a creative writer.

  4. missolive profile image61
    missoliveposted 12 years ago

    Great question. I'm entering my 6th month and am still considered a newbie, but I am continuing to expand on my writing topics. I do try to pick topics that I can write more than one hub on. Therefore, I am still supporting the new topics while planning for additional volume. Besides, I prefer diversity. I would not want to write on the same topic for an extended period of time.

    If we look at the veteran hubbers the majority of them are very diverse and have hundreds of hubs in various topics. As the collection grows they can be grouped and linked as a cross reference. It seems natural that as we venture into new topics the collection will continue to evolve and grow into supportive volume.

  5. ar.colton profile image81
    ar.coltonposted 12 years ago

    I stick to a relatively small group of topics. I find when I try writing about new things there are inevitably more qualified people who have gone before me.

  6. rajan jolly profile image93
    rajan jollyposted 12 years ago

    This is a very difficult question to answer. I think it's better to concentrate on those topics about which one has some prior knowledge. This way one can build around that topic since one knows what to look for while researching.
    One might also be able to do do justice to an entirely new subject that one is quite interested in but I'd prefer to stick to the ones I am comfortable with.

  7. homesteadbound profile image80
    homesteadboundposted 12 years ago

    I have seen people do it both ways. And there are people who have different accounts for just this reason. One account may focus on something specific and the other may contain everything else. I have only been here for 6 months, and I have written on a diverse array of topics. I think as long as you write about what you know and/or enjoy it works out better for you. I like to learn about new things so I often find myself writing on topics that I have done some research on.

  8. Dennis AuBuchon profile image61
    Dennis AuBuchonposted 12 years ago

    The answer to this question may depend on the talent of each individual.  It is always a good idea to try to broaden our topics as we do not want to be perceived in some cases as one topic individual.  Our experiences and our talents will dictate whether we are a one topic individual or can address a mutiple issues and topics.

    We all tend to learn from our experiences and always have a view on issues important to us and to others.  Addressing these topics in a way that explains our perspective on how and why we feel the way we do will increase our perception with those who read our material.

    I find there are many topics which surface sometimes on a daily basis for which I feel strongly and I express my views through my writing.  This is how we become better by not limiting our writing perspectives but expanding them.  Sometimes we may feel uncomfortable with certain topics but the more we address them we become more comfortable and can better express our views which may or will agree with others.  The main point to remember is the views we have are not limited to us but can be seen in the many polls taken on various issues.

  9. randomcreative profile image84
    randomcreativeposted 12 years ago

    I second a lot of Miss Olive's comments.  I generally stick to subjects where I can write multiple hubs, but I still branch out sometimes.  I am definitely glad that I have experimented with some new topics because it has led to some very popular hubs.  For example, when I wrote my first craft hubs, I had no idea that they would do so well.  Without those, I never would have written some of the hubs that have had the most views (and made the most money).  Go where the writing takes you.

  10. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 12 years ago

    Follow your heart; follow your gut, and you won't go wrong. You know better than anyone else what topics interest you, those that you have knowlegeable of, and those that you are passionate about. The magnitude and diversity of your audience is so great that you are bound to get views. Just do you, and let the rest take care of itself.

  11. alphagirl profile image75
    alphagirlposted 12 years ago

    I am not sure. I think it depends on what you enjoy writing about. I think some topics motivate me more to write. Things that are dear to you is always easier to write about or topics you have vast knowledge on. There are great writers here.
    I do this for fun. I like to write on a topic I think would help others.

  12. Justjed profile image60
    Justjedposted 12 years ago

    Different strokes for different folks. I believe that building your topics around a particular niche will with time establish you as a an expert. People will tend to identify you with that niche and if there is any need for clarification, people will always want to contact you. There are some expert hubbers here on hub page that have identifed themselves with a particular niche. it could be political, flowers, autism, parenting etc

  13. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 12 years ago

    This is a good question. I think if you have extensive experience and knowledge in a particular subject, it might be good to put it all in one domain--branding you  as the "go-to" person for that area of expertise.
    If you are more of a jack-of-all-trades it might be fine to keep the various hubs under one name.
    There was another  question that was similar to this, and it had many answers that gave good reasons for each option.


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