Would you rather spend a week on an amazing hub or have very informative hubs and produce 3 a week?
I've just been having this dilemma! I like the feeling of writing something that I'm satisfied with. I've written hubs in the past which I wasn't totally satisfied with, it's not a good feeling, and I end up altering them loads. So I'd rather spend a week (or more) on an informative hub that I'm happy with.
If by amazing you mean makes you $50 a month consistently and the informative hubs produce less in total then it is a week well spent.
If by amazing you mean one that gets a 100 score and almost no views then it is a waste of a week, whether your measure of success is money, views or influence.
Overall three good hubs a week beats one amazing one occasionally.
I'd rather spend a week on an amazing hub, as I like to produce high quality articles; however, the reality is that if I want to get a lot of views and make money on HubPages, I'm better off producing three very informative hubs per week. Some of my longest, most researched, and best Hubs, have been met with little success as far as viewership goes.
I think it all depends on what you measure your success by. If you find the pure quality and length of your hub to be personal success then that is wonderful while I feel that at the same time some topics are covered just fine in few words
I feel the same way you do Rock_nj. I get more satisfaction for myself on one amazing hub, but I agree that I would do better here on Hubpages if I were to spend my time creating more hubs.
Me too . . . we are all at the google search engineʻs command.
I agree and can get frustrated at times when the hubs I have spent the least amount of time on get significant traffic.
Definitely an amazing hub. On average 20% of our hubs get 80% of the total views. So it would go to figure that an amazing hub would be worth a lot.
I prefer to spend a week on an amazing hub. A single amazing ever green hub can make you happy for a long long time.
I tend to produce a lot of hubs, so I would rather publish 3 per week than create a masterpiece over time. I have some "big" hubs in the making, but have noticed that I lose interest and become frustrated the longer the hub is being worked on.
I have this same problem. If I am working on a topic that i feel needs a lengthy hub then most likely I am working on multiple small ones as well. Some topics are covered just fine in a simpler hub.
Skarlet I agree with you. I am on the last paragraph of a 2000 word hub (My longest ever) and it has taken me a week and a half. That's too long for me.
I produce about three a week and try to make each one better than the last. I guess I would have to say three very informative ones a week, as that is what I try to accomplish.
However my interest vary and I rarely do three on one subject so that can be problematic and difficult to compare.
I rather just produce two or three amazing hubs a week. I have the time to do it anyway.
That all depends on the topic of the hub itself. Some hubs I take a long time researching and compiling information and photographs before publishing. While on the other hand there are hubs that I just quickly write off of the top of my head.
Right now I am producing a lot of hubs, trying to get enough together to begin earning a bit of money. But I would never purposely sacrifice quality for quantity. I love writing and want to respect the craft.
I would much rather produce 3 very informative and well thought-out hubs in a week. The reason being is, you can always tweak the hubs later.
I strive to write 5 hubs per week, however I've been caught up with other stuff in real life that need tending to, so I haven't been able to meet my quota for this week, and probably wont next week either.
Since I don't have a job right now, I can spend almost all day on writing a hub and that tends to be plenty enough for me to write (in my opinion) a fairly decent hub. I'll occasionally think of things that I could put into the hub, and things that I could change about it. When those moments arise, it's very easy to do. which is why I would want to write multiple hubs a week.
The ideal would be do be able to do both. I think it depends of what you to say, whether it is an amazing hub or an informative hub or both.
That's hard for me to answer but I guess I would have to say I'd prefer amazing cause for every informative hub there are fifty more just like it being published. I'll stick to being original and keep trying to be amazing, as it works well for me.
Wow! I couldn't imagine spending over 30 to 45 minutes on an article on any website or over an hour if I needed a lot of resources. Holy crap; spending a week on one Hub would be, like, totally amazing! In all seriousness, if I devoted that much time on a subject, I'd consider writing a book.
Until the day comes when I decide to Hub about everything under the sun, I'll just pop one in on occasions while I continue to enjoy the lovely community here that is packed full of "interesting" individuals; ha!
I suppose you could pursue life in this manner. I would like to but my friends and family do not buy it. If a pursuit is being followed and it is a passion this question would not come up. If you are a hubber for some unkown reason or a sincere hubber the answer would be the same - both. I pursue life in a manner to where this question only begs the question of who thinks either way.
I'd go for 3 very informative hubs anyday.
That is exactly what I target informative.
It takes me hours of thinking to write one 500 word essay sometimes more than a week.....I am glad some can write three a week...I have not produced three essays a week even when the date stamps say so...most of them I have already thought of long before I type and publish.
I always try to do the best job on a hub that I can. Some hubs take an entire week and others can be written in a short time. I think quality is most important.
Currently, my dilemma is about effective use of time overall and the gains that could be produced from that time. I was doing many hubs, almost one a day, and spending hours on them, for what seemed to be little gain. Some foresight though saw me write a hub that is now garnering almost a thousand views a day and that has boosted my earnings from cents to dollars a day.
Yet, where the effective use of time comes into play is do I spend more time now trying to figure out how to produce more hubs that will get a 1k views a day, and increase my earning potential, or do I do what I have been doing for the past month and focus on my book. Currently as hard hit as I am financially, I think the best course of action is for me to continue to focus on my non fiction book and have that ready to be proposed to agents hopefully in the next month, than trying to figure out and spend hours in hopes that I might have another successful hub.
It all depends on the hub topic, how much I already know about it and what kind of time I have that week. I generally write on things I enjoy but I am my own WORST critic. I tend to read and reread things and tweak continously always finding mistakes along the way or better ways to do things.
Right now my life is so hectic I am barely managing 1 hub a week. But I hope once things settle down to be more consistant here again....we shall see what life throws my way in the upcoming months.
My big wish and goal is to increase my hub writing productivity to an average of two hubs per month. I am still a long ways from being able to write that fast. I think my last hub took more than two months, mostly digging out not readily available facts. Then a writing group convinced me the article needs a major rewrite, so I unpublished it. I hope I understand what is needed when I get around to doing the rewrite.
I am awed by writers who can average one or more hubs per week.
With rare exception, people don't grade my hubs Amazing, and my hubs get little traffic, and I haven't made any hubbing money yet, so taking a long time to complete my hubs has not resulted in exceptional quality. I'm just a slow thinker and writer.
Every single perso works at their own pace and if it makes you feel any better It has taken me months just to get the courage to begin writing. If you would like more traffic to your hubs try getting them out through some sort of social networking.
I would prefer to mix it up. one week with one amazing hub, another week with three informative hubs.
I'd rather produce 3 informative hubs per week since new content catches the attention of search engines and ultimately generates a larger audience.
I could care less how many I write, and how often. What I care about is the long term profit of said hub. If I produce 3 a week and together they make just as much as the one I spent a week on - then I've achieved the same result with both methods.
That said, my top producing hub currently gets over 6k views/month (Not including slideshow views) and I wrote it in a couple of hours - haven't made any edits since then. Honestly, I don't think it is even done as well as some of my others - but it's a good niche with a 'to the point' Google friendly title. It ranks #1 on a popular search, and #2 on several equally as popular searches.
Point of the story: Time spent, "amazingness," amount of information..that is all a moot point. The *only* thing that really matters is how often it will get searched, clicked on, and whether or not it's good enough that people will click through to your other hubs while reading.
Three informative and useful hubs, definitely. Web users are not looking for the most in-depth, exhaustive, and comprehensive page ever on their search. They won't even read it; most just skim. Nor are they looking for Shakespeare or Pulitzer-Prizewinning content.
They're looking for a good page that answers their basic questions and gives them the info they need without overloading them. Web users want to get in and get out.
If I want to create a masterpiece, I'll save it for an ebook or something that gives me a better ROI than a hub.
Why must it be one or the other? Why can't a hubber do both? It seems to me that this question is assuming that everyone has the same abilities and skills. That simply isn't true.
Some hubbers may be able to put out 7 amazing informative hubs every week (or more). Much depends on the knowledge a person already has on a subject, how good they are at research, if they are skilled writers, and whether their heart is in what they are doing and the subject they are writing about. There are other considerations as well, just one of them being, how much time does one have to spend writing? Does one have other demanding obligations that must come first?
Some professional writers can write an article in an hour. I seem to remember reading in one of Mary Audet's hubs that she does that regularly. Marye writes for other sites besides hubpages.
Some of my most popular hubs on Google have been written in less than 2 hours. Some of the hubs that took me the longest to write are now sitting idle.
How long it takes to write on a subject doesn't necessarily equal the quality of the hub or the demand for information on the subject of that hub. It is more often a reflection on the skills and knowledge of the writer. One can be a skilled writer and still not have the knowledge needed to feel comfortable with a particular subject so that writing about it goes quickly and smoothly.
One thing I have learned is that it is best to write about the things you know. I have often given advice to other writers to that point, but have tried to go against it myself on occasion with it ending in my having to learn that lesson all over again. Writing on subjects I am not 'fluent' in can be done, but it usually takes a very long time to write said article that someone else could and did write much better, and probably more quickly.
I rather produce three decent Hubs rather than one spectacular one. This give more types of keywords for Google to search on. As you can see from the number of Hubs that I wrote, I'm into quantity and I try to vary the subject a bit.
Definitely spend a week on 3 informative hubs, especially 'Listicles' because Google doesn't appreciate creativity or imagination in my experience.
Nowadays I only write boring Hubs of lists with predictable titles because that's what works with Google.
I take my real creativity elsewhere because on Hubpages I get almost zero, or literally zero hits
I think quality is better than quantity, so i think i'd rather one, although once you get the hang of it you'll have 3 amazing one's in 3 day's ..i just rejoined and i've knocked out 5 ..so we'll see how that goes
Neither. If all I could put out was three a week, I'd just quit altogether.
But your question inspired a Hub for tonight. Thanks.
I like the idea of both, but if I was 'forced' to chose, I'd chose to produce 3 a week. I've found out that the definition of 'amazing' varies from person to person.
An amazing Hub definitely would fit the bill at any time, however may involve a great deal of thought and preparation. On the other hand, three hubs produced in a weeks time is more appealing to me, given the fact that they are composed with the reader in mind to include useful and informative facts and details. Maybe producing three informative hubs in one week and alternating every other week with one amazing hub could be the way to go. Again this may solely depend on a given individuals available time slots and organizational skills. But if there is a will - then there is a way!
That is basically what I do...I feel that some topics are covered just fine in a more simple hub, while others need much more detail and time put into them. I like to alternate and give the topic that I am passionate about at the time the long hub.
For me, it really depends on my mood and the hub I am working on. Sometimes I will spend days on one hub, researching, writing, editing, finding the perfect images or video to enhance it -- then other times a poem or short story just pours out of me without too much strain on the brain.
I would rather make 3 hubs a week because I like getting more views. But, I would also like to take a week to make such a hub which would be crowned- Hub of The Day. That would be a great achievement.
I literally spent 4 or 5 days on my Windows 8 hub(s), but some of my best hubs were produced in a day. (One of my favorite hubs (that never gets read but was fun to write ), was written in 30 minutes after staying up all night working.....(seems I'm my best when I'm exhausted)
I guess, I Really don't have an answer, as I do both... it just depends on the topic and how I go about writing it. Sometimes I'll just push one out, and sometimes it'll take days. But I always try to make them "complete".
I would say that if it takes you a week to create a great hub you're picking the wrong subject matter. You are given the freedom to write about anything you want so my advice would be to write about what you already have an interest in and know a lot about.
You should always aim to do the best you can with whatever hub you create and it's all about practice I would say. The more you write and the more hubs you create the faster you will become.
So aim for the stars and you will create the odd outstanding hub and a few very good hubs as you go.
The more time you spend on a Hub you improve the quality of the content so I would go with spending the extra time on a well informed Hub for my readers
Very informative hubs three a week. Some of my informative hubs have turned into very profitable hubs that I never expected possible.
This is a really good question. For me, I prefer to take a few days to get the hub just right. I want it to have all the right ingredients. Good information, good links, reliable source information, quality pictures.
On the other hand, if I want to produce more hubs, I probably need to move it up a notch. It always seems like there's not enough time in the day for this. I still have to be a mom, wife, housekeeper, cook, etc., but I still need to find more time to squeeze in reading hubs, commenting on hubs, writing hubs, doing homework, etc.
...Maybe I'll give up sleeping?!...lol
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