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Can too many big words and a very long HUB cause you to not finish reading the H

  1. RJ68 profile image61
    RJ68posted 6 years ago

    Can too many big words and a very long HUB cause you to not finish reading the HUB.

    Sometimes I get "lost in translation".  The extensive vocab and legth of the HUB detracts from the information of the HUB.  Who would agree with me?

  2. The Invincible profile image59
    The Invincibleposted 6 years ago

    I agree with You...  I would never go for either too big Hubs or the ones that are incorporated with flashy words...

  3. junkseller profile image85
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    With the way things are these days, I think it is helpful to have at least three layers for long articles. The first is a short summary--the type of thing that pops up in Google searches for instance or the summary we are supposed to write for hubs. These should be clear and catchy and pull people in.

    I also think it is helpful, for a long article, to have a one or two paragraph summary of the article at its beginning that is essentially the article in a nutshell. This should also be interesting and easy to digest, because, honestly, these days that seems to be the extent of people's attention spans.

    The main article should match the organization of the summary and have clear headings. People can than if interested read the full thing or scan down to a particular section they have a further interest in.

    I don't know, I haven't really done this very well myself. It is just something I have been thinking about recently.

  4. traveltoinfo profile image57
    traveltoinfoposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I am a very busy person so I need posts to just get to the point and be easy to read.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely! If a hub is extremely long, it better be extremely interesting or I will not make it to the end.

  6. Gemini Fox profile image91
    Gemini Foxposted 6 years ago

    Depends on the topic and why I am interested in it.  I have bookmarked an extremely long hub before and gone back to it for several days just to finish reading it (yes, it was very long!) but I was very interested in the topic. If I am reading a hub because it is a review of a product I am considering, then I want to read the entire hub.

    However, if I am only mildly interested in the topic, then it had better be well blocked out or I won't finish it (ie not in one solid block of writing).  If it is very poorly written (spelling and grammatical errors) then it has also lost me.  Too frustrating!

  7. Ironman1992 profile image60
    Ironman1992posted 6 years ago

    Yes, I agree. An extensive vocabulary and length of the hub can detract from the hub's information. When writing a novel, an extensive vocabulary can be useful, but when writing a hub and relaying information, simplicity is often better. A long hub can easily get tiresom, so use of only information that is related to the topic is important. Pictures and videos can be used to keep long hubs interesting.

  8. okaygrace profile image60
    okaygraceposted 6 years ago

    I always keep my hubs 500 words or less for this reason. If I am writing about a longer topic then I break it up into separate hubs and provide links. That way you are earning extra money by having people visit extra pages as well and they won't get bored of your long hub.

  9. Julie Jensen profile image57
    Julie Jensenposted 6 years ago

    Yes! I skip down when I know someone's just writing filler. It would have to be a really informative article with a hook about some topic I'm deeply interested in to keep me interested.