Do Hubs about controversal topics get more attention?

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  1. billd01603 profile image86
    billd01603posted 6 years ago

    Do Hubs about controversal topics get more attention?

    If they do, is it worth it to write and publish them?

  2. Marsei profile image88
    Marseiposted 6 years ago

    I suppose you could consider one of my hubs controversial.  It's about my volunteer
    work with people with AIDS in the 1980s, called Pieces of My Heart.  So far, two people from Hub Pages have read it and maybe 15 from other sources.  In that particular instance, no, it doesn't get more attention because people just really don't want to think about it!   So in my case, the answer is a resounding no!  But that's okay.  It's my favorite hub anyway.

    1. billd01603 profile image86
      billd01603posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marsei

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

    The writers who have a knack for controversial topics take advantage of their skills and will frequently publish these topics.  I like writing about the fun stuff that I experience during my retirement, and this is what I do.  I do have a lot to catch up on since I did retire in 2002.

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      CONTROVERSIAL!  Sorry!

    2. billd01603 profile image86
      billd01603posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Arlene

  4. RachaelLefler profile image94
    RachaelLeflerposted 6 years ago

    If a lot of people are currently talking about an important issue in the news, then yes, writing a hub about it will generate a lot of traffic. But I would advise not expressing an opinion that's too harsh or extreme or that uses name-calling against people who don't think like you. Getting a lot of hits means getting a lot of comments, and if you're extreme and hateful or condescending, you can expect the comments to be the same way. If I were writing about something really controversial and expressing a strong opinion I would
    1) Do a lot of research on the topic so that you can debate commenters who disagree with your position.
    2) Take some time in your article to discuss the other side's point of view in detail and list reasons you disagree.
    3) Try to avoid insulting or rude language, especially to put down someone's race, religious beliefs, etc.
    4) You don't have to answer or even approve every comment, but most commenters like to be answered and acknowledged in an intelligent, respectful way so be prepared to do that.

    Honestly, writing something that generates a lot of comments to me isn't worth it because, while I love writing articles, I don't like engaging people in lengthy arguments.

    1. billd01603 profile image86
      billd01603posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Rachel. I don't have real radical opinions, but to put it in writing someone may take them the wrong way. I'll try and steer clear of contrversial topics.

 
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