Do you think it's better to post an OK hub every day, or a really good one once a week?
I've been doing "ok hubs" everyday and now I'm going over them. I am embarrassed at the quality . I am looking to write two great ones every week now.
Better quality hubs written on a more sporadic basis is always better than rapid average hubs, both in SEOs and in HubPages! It will also pay better as well! Good luck and good writing!
Would you rather read an okay Hub every day or a really good one once a week? I think you've just answered your own questions. :-) Everybody appreciates a good hub, but sometimes you just don't have a good hub in you--then you publish the best you can come up with, to stay on your toes/on the edge of your seat, just waiting for that really good hub idea to come to you.
Quality is always better than quantity. (That's all I wanted to say, but my answer was too short.)
I have to agree that quality hubs published less frequently are better than substandard published more often. That's one of the reasons I haven't done the 30/30 in a while. Until I can write a quality hubs everyday then it's every few days for me and even then I still need to double check and update to make sure it gets to the quality I want.
And quality doesn't have to mean long hubs either. A hub can have 1000 words and low quality while a 500 word hub can be great.
Good question. The optimum would be to do both but that's not always possible! I think it depends on what sort of time restraints you have. If you have a time slot each day or every other day you might want to post a single ok hub and risk it not being a 'bestseller'. You could treat this time as an exercise in its own right and practise shorter ok hubs so you know you can always fall back on your own expertise.
Longer hubs tend to be more complex and time consuming but in the long term could attract more traffic.
Shorter hubs could be advantageous if you're in need of a shot and a boost!
Definitely a really good one once a week. As Rochelle says, quality is better than quality.
I would definitely prefer to post a really good quality hub once a week than post something that I wasn't proud of. My friends read my work and I'd hate to have them think I was just throwing something on there just to get another hub published. Great question.
Who wants to read low-quality, crappy hubs? No one! I only put hubs out that I enjoy reading myself. It's a good rule of thumb.
First of all it's rarely I have the time to post a Hub every day -- too many irons in the fire all the time. Secondly, I write because I personally find it fulfilling and hope my readers will enjoy what I write. I've found if I don't have a subject, story, whatever in mind that interests me and just demands me to put it in words I fail miserably and my work is less than mediocre -- it's downright bad (I even have a folder for those and it's pretty full). I've heard folks say they can't write unless the "muse" is with them -- I can but not well or even passable. So...I wait until I'm really excited about an idea and go from there. I very much admire those who can write "on demand" so to speak, including SEO, etc. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of them -- so whether it's once a week, or whatever, I'm bound by my own interest and enthusiasm and nothing else. Selfish...probably. Truthful...yes, unfortunately!
Why not just hedge your bets and write a really good hub every day?
Quality is always better than quantity. Although I cannot honestly say that all my hubs are of high quality but I have limited myself to writing once in a blue moon and I only write when I think I have hit a jack pot or when I am personally desire to write on any particular topic and I believe that they have turned out quite well but there is no end to bettering one self.
So all in all quality should be maintained.
I guess there are some people who believe quantity over quality works best for them. However, that philosophy doesn't work for me. When I put together a Hub I do so with passion and conviction to the subject at hand. I attempt to use adjectives that grab and capture the reader. I want my audience drawn in and committed to reading every word. I proof read my work several times. I also check for structure within my piece and any grammatical errors. My finished product is something I want to be proud of. If I am pushing out work, simply for the sake of publishing something, then I have done myself and the readers a disservice. Many times, when looking for new people to follow, I will read a person's biography and be impressed, only to be sorely let down when I start perusing their Hubs. Consequently, I back arrow out and do not follow them.
Quality is king and noone can dispute that. That is unless you are here to write for income. I do it for money and for pleasure. Either, I'd rather have a hub of high qualitythan a quick-cook up one.
You can do highly quality 500 word hubs daily. Depending on your expertise on SEO tricks or rather keyword/phrase analysis skill. As Cardisa said, a short hub can be more powerful than a long poorly wrtiten hub...Find out what works best for you and stick to it.
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There is value in writing everyday. It is good practice to set aside time to write everyday. I suppose it is a daily decision per hub to decide if you are going to publish it or not. If you think it is the best it can be, publish. If not, then leave it unpublished and work on it again the next day. Happy writing!
Why would anyone want to publish pieces they aren't 100% happy with, or publish pieces just to build a catalog. Isn't it better to build a reputation as an expert in your niche, or at least as an expert writer with a strong voice? Your name goes on each and every work you publish online. How many wonderful pieces an individual writer can publish in a month shouldn't be relevant. It depends on the writer's capabilities. For most expert writers, one great piece a day isn't over the top. Many good writers are capable of much more. That said, if a writer is just starting out, it may be better to move more slowly. But please, only publish things you are proud to put your name to, whether it's one per day or one per week.
Less is more, it far better to post 2 high quality hubs that people read and recommend to others, than it is to post so-called ok hubs that initially do well and then sink without trace.
Writing when you are bursting to say something important about a subject always makes for better quality. Writing just because you feel that you have to submit a certain number of hubs per week shows in your writing, and your reader will feel it.
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