How Wide a Range of Topics Do You Tackle?

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  1. joetaylor profile image58
    joetaylorposted 11 years ago

    I'm curious..  Even though I'll probably write mainly on the subject matter I've started to and enjoy writing about, I was thinking... 

    ..What if I want to write a hub about my pet Iguana Bob?  Or the benefits I receive from playing Brain Age on my Nintendo DS?  Or Why I like Peanut M&Ms over the plain chocolate kind.  Would that dilute what I'm doing or doesn't it matter?

    Do most of you focus mainly in your areas of expertise.. or on the topics you enjoy writing on?  Or is it a mixed bag?

    Thanks for your input in advance!


    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good question Joe. It all depends what you want. The self satisfaction of writing a good well visited hub. Writing a hub that returns some sort of income or sale. Writing a hub that draws and provides a bit of link love to your own website or blog. Or to see your hub lit up on number 1 position of Google search. Or test your talents out on an open forum.

      One of those is my favorite. Personally based upon this I do not belive it dilute's what your doing and really if you are satisified thats the main thing.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 11 years ago

    Why don't you take a look at a few hubs and find out?

    1. joetaylor profile image58
      joetaylorposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol.. smart.  Well..  how do I ask a hub if what it's doing is working out for it? Unless it's AI..  big_smile wink

      Seriously though, it would be hard to tell much randomly look'n around to what's working and what's not..  I'd rather get feedback from you and others in this forum.. someone that I know is doing well and/or has some experience. 

      Thanks for the feedback so far!  Definitely food for thought..  It probably depends a bit on how large the topic is too..  how large the market and how many sub-topics one could write on..


      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That's not the question you asked in the first place. What's working for you is not the same as what are you doing.

        See? Even smarter. smile big_smile

        And if you mean by "what's working for you" - "how much money are you making," I suggest looking through this thread:

  3. Lissie profile image75
    Lissieposted 11 years ago

    its a mixture - I use hubpages to write on topics that dont fit my other blogs

  4. profile image0
    daflaposted 11 years ago

    I started mine all on one topic, then I got my website, so now I write on whatever strikes my fancy.  My last one was just a rant.  I just like to write, so having a place to come and share my opinions is good for me.

  5. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 11 years ago

    Totally mixed.

    I have written hubs on crafts, baking, poetry, writing, politics, cameras, rude cell phone use, book reviews...

    A wide range.

  6. Inspirepub profile image84
    Inspirepubposted 11 years ago

    Something to bear in mind -

    If you write only on one topic, you run the risk of being penalised for repeatedly linking to the same external sites across multiple Hubs. You can just not use external links at all, but again, I believe that limits your possible Hub score. The alternative is to find 30 or 40 high quality external sites on your topic (easy if it's a really popular topic, not so easy if it's very specialised), so that you are linking to a different set of sites from each Hub.

    I just branched out into other topics, put up some of my poetry, and wrote a couple of just-for-fun ones, like my "How To Get Along With Your Werewolf Colleagues In the Office" one. … ne-Descent

    It seems to have worked, in that I don't think I am getting penalised any more for being too tightly focused with my external links.

    1. relache profile image82
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I write a lot about body art and tattoos, but I don't always link to the same sites with every Hub.  Essentially, if you are trying to share with your readers the very best resources that the internet has to offer, and not just promote your own blog or website, what links you pick will never be a problem.

  7. Inspirepub profile image84
    Inspirepubposted 11 years ago

    Isn't it a bit mean, sending newcomers to wade through that thread?


    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's a good thread - It is only a few days old and I don't see the point of repeating it here.

    2. Peter M. Lopez profile image85
      Peter M. Lopezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really need to quote this section, I just love the "Beating a Dead Horse" smiley.

      Joe, write about anything and everything you want...the broader the better. 

      Just don't:
      violate the HP rules,
      post duplicate content,
      write anything that will get flagged,
      or, for that matter, be careful about flagging other hubs, and don't
      start a fight in the forum,
      accuse anyone in the forum,
      ask questions that get repeated over and over in the forum,
      tick off: Idunn, Isabella, Mark, Misha, or Counterpunch (I love you guys), or
      don't you dare say you like plain M&M's over the peanut M&M's or I'll lead the charge against you myself.

      Welcome aboard.

  8. joetaylor profile image58
    joetaylorposted 11 years ago

    Actually it's funny you should bring that thread up Mark cause that's what inspired this thread!  smile  I read through it and didn't see this angle covered and the question was still on my mind; truly sorry to beat a dead-horse if it was dead somewhere.  The newbie dilemma in forums.  It's easy to ask a question but it's hard to know if it's been asked before - even after a few searches.

    But I'm glad I asked because it's give'n me a new perspective.

    Thanks for the overview Peter..  You don't need to worry about me to much.  HeHe..  I'm very busy with my business and don't have time for shenanigans and arguing endlessly.  And I'm not new to forums by a long shot.

    Thanks again everyone.. it is nice to meet you all.  I think you have a good thing going here and look forward to becoming a valuable part of the Hub family. cool


  9. tbartle profile image60
    tbartleposted 11 years ago

    I like to write about a wide range of topics.  My interests are always across the board.  As you can see, my first five articles have been very different.


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