Which activity is easier according to you-----Writing a hub or promoting it?
Each time I write a hub, I opening up all of the webpages I advertise to all at once. Then I just copy and paste a link, submit it, and it's done.
Granted, I don't over advertise. I only use Pinterest and StumbleUpon.
Writing a hub, by far, is easier. I don't like promoting, myself or anything else. That's why I'd be a horrible sales person! I think it's just not part of my personality.
I'd rather write than promote. I suck at SEO. When I finish a Hub I throw the link up on my Facebook page and at a couple of forums I hang out on and that's the limit of my "promotion." I don't have the time or the patience to do much more than that.
SEO is so vast a subject, that everyday something new comes up. No knowledge is complete. It eats up a lot of 'Time', which is scarce for everyone. Writing, I believe is easier, because you know the subject, you are writing about. Thanks for replying
Although writing a hub and researching can take a lot of time, I don't find it difficult. But promoting my hubs, yes, I do find this very hard.
By far promoting it. I find this very aggravating and bothersome.
I don't put much effort into optimizing my article for search engines, so writing is the easy/fun part for me. But promoting them is like pulling teeth. You could put the seeds out on one site and not see returns for months. Though, searching for copywrite infringement of your articles is even worse than promoting them.
I agree. I don't often go searching for copyright though.
Thanks for your response and I agree, writing is enjoyable. The promotion and searching for copyright infringement is extra burden.
By far, I prefer writing. I really don't care for the promoting part, and I don't do it often. I am on some FB groups, and once in a great while I will share there. But I don't care for the spam-level of sharing.
For a while, after the 'idling' process hit the site, one particular writer here posted her poems on FB groups (and elsewhere, I believe) in droves - like five a day, every single day. I couldn't handle that, so I unfollowed her here and unfriended her on FB - I think I may have even blocked her. It's sad when 'promoting' gets so out of hand that it causes that reaction.
I'm an author, so I much prefer writing. However, it's much easier and takes much less time promoting. I promote on my Facebook profile, fan pages, and group; Pinterest; Google profile and communities; LinkedIn, and other social media. It takes me approximately 30 minutes to promote them there. However, I don't load the same hub for each of them on the same day because I may have some of the same followers in all those areas. Therefore, I keep a log of which ones I have posted in the different areas so that I don't duplicate. Though it's easier to promote and takes less time, I sometimes forget to do it.
I'd say the writing part is easiest. I enjoy this aspect of hubbing, and I also like publishing it and adding in images, videos and links, among other things.
I've not had the best of luck promoting my hubs, especially over the past few months. I'm not the greatest at SEO, and a lot of the methods I've tried are not very successful.
agree, promoting is way much easier than writing. You need to think, research , type out, takes a long time than a couple of minutes to just paste the link to promote.
I think promoting is easier but I prefer and enjoy the writing more. When I define what is easier, it's just what is faster and simpler to me. When I write, this is a longer process. Even if I write an article quickly, I still let it sit around a day or more so I can go back to it with fresh eyes and make changes before publishing it. In that sense, it takes longer and is more involved.
by kiigeorge 9 years ago
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by Violet's View 11 years ago
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by Dedicated Content Curator 6 years ago
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by Alice Marlowe 5 years ago
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by Renz Kristofer Cheng 7 years ago
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by Penny Lulich 7 years ago
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