How much time do you average researching your topic for HubPages?

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  1. TToombs08 profile image76
    TToombs08posted 7 years ago

    How much time do you average researching your topic for HubPages?

    I find that I spend at least 3 to 4 hours reading and researching a topic before I even start to write my hub. Maybe that's why I average one hub a week. smile Do you have any hints or tips for speeding up the process?

  2. UnnamedHarald profile image95
    UnnamedHaraldposted 7 years ago

    Sorry TToombs08, I can't help you. I just thought I'd let you know you are far from alone. Misery loves company, as they say. wink

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, UnnamedHarald, it's nice to know I'm not struggling alone. smile

  3. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    An hour. I go to different websites, possibly look it up in a book if I have one on the subject. I don't create an outline. I just write as I research.

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, lburmaster. I think an outline might actually help me out and organize my thoughts and research. Thank you for the idea. smile

  4. teaches12345 profile image93
    teaches12345posted 7 years ago

    I spend most of my research time matching up photos to go with content.  I have had a few hubs that require some facts from research to support my writing.  But, can't say exactly how much time on average it takes.  You are right, maybe that is why it takes me so long to publish one hub.

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I try to find the perfect picture to go along with my writing and sometimes it seems to take forever. And then, there is that slight character flaw - I get distracted by some cool picture and I have to stop and check it. Down the rabbit hole I go. smile

  5. cheaptoys profile image59
    cheaptoysposted 7 years ago

    write based on your gut feeling! but nothing wrong if you want to write professional and well researched hubs!

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, cheaptoys. I try to do a combinaton of both. I start with something I know and then research it to make sure I'm current and get the latest facts. I appreciate your input. smile

  6. Cam Anju profile image67
    Cam Anjuposted 7 years ago

    It depends on the topic, if I previously know anything about it and how long of a hub I am writing. How I write varies on the day, most times I am with Iburmaster, I write as I research my topic. Other days I'll write down bullet points for my topic as I find them, and then go back flesh out the bullet points and add additional information. I'll read different articles on several websites and often watch youtube videos about my topic if they are available. It takes me 4-6 hours to research, write, gather photos and post a hub. Tips for speeding up the process, scan through rather than completely read articles for your topic. Decide what points you want to write about first and find an article that covers each point, so you can quickly gather the information you need to write your hub.

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Those are some great tips, thank you, Cam Anju!

  7. molometer profile image82
    molometerposted 7 years ago

    It varies. Sometimes a hub will be fully formed in my head.  I just have to write it down. Other times it can take weeks to gather the facts that I require, to support the hubs ideas. I wrote a hub on the inequality of women's pay and it took me almost 2 months to find the information that I needed.

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, molometer! I thought I was the only slow hubber. smile I guess it all depends on available time, resources and personal writing style. Good thing we don't have a book like mechanics do that states how long a job will take. I'd be fired. smile

  8. tillsontitan profile image80
    tillsontitanposted 7 years ago

    I have to agree with Molometer...it depends on the hub.  I've written hubs that I've spent five or more hours researching and other's I didn't have to research at all.  It's not a matter of quality, but subject matter.  Like book reviews, I don't research them but I do read the book, does that count?

    1. TToombs08 profile image76
      TToombs08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Of course books reviews count! Sometimes, those can be the hardest things to write about. smile

 
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