Where do you generally find the inspiration to start a new hub?
Where do you search in? Is it the web, or your previous experiences or just search within your brain for better ideas?
I share the things that I am passionate about- things that I have learned in life and at work; things I teach on through other venues. I read books (from the library!) related to my interests and such "research" contributes to my writing on favorite topics. Knowledge of what books are out there that I might be interested in often come from different web sources.
Everywhere! I keep an eye out for things in my day-to-day life that I find interesting enough to write about. My fiance and I often have philosophical debates which lead to good ideas for hubs, or I'll read a good book that I know I have to share. I don't tend to specifically go looking, otherwise I know I'm not genuinely interested and I won't want to write something on the topic.
Sometimes, I gain inspiration from reading things such as books and short stories. I may read a few, then link some of their ideas and mine together in a hub. Other times, I will decide to write something eventually, then actually eventually write it. Every once-in-a-while, an idea will just hit me.
I usually take a step back and realize that a hub can be created from something simple. Sometimes it's the easy things that people want to read about! When I feel a bit overwhelmed, I look at the things in my life that I usually don't give a second thought...then write about it.
For me, it depends on observation most of the time. I look around and see what people are doing. e.g. I was coming to office one day and an elderly guy asked for a pick up. I just helped him. This gave me an idea that I should write about it, just wrote a hub, 'why should we respect our elders?'. At other times, I feel passionate just about something and write about it. This is how it works for me.
Reading and travel are my fascination and it give me ample opportunity to find some stuff for writing. Spirituality is also a field I find solace and ground of writing. Most of my hubs are done from the knowledge and experience I earned through reading mainly.
by Jessie Miller 6 years ago
I've seen this 30 day challenge thing and it sounds like a great idea, but how on earth do you think of so many things to write about? I thought it'd be interesting to see what kinds of things help people come up with ideas for hubs. I'd like to have hundreds of hubs but the ideas just don't come...
by Whitney 9 years ago
I'm just curious how you guys choose what topics you write about. I realize most of you write about things you're interested in and enjoy, whereas others write about things that are newsworthy or topics that have top dollar keywords.I'm interested in how you choose your hubs...I'll start......
by Julianna 10 months ago
Where do you get your inspiration from to write?Everything I see inspires me to write; but where do you get your inspiration from? Work, family, life, environment?
by Steph Simpson 5 years ago
Hi allI'm new to Hubpages and was wondering if anybody has any suggestions for a first hub? I'm interested in arts and crafts, film criticism, and book reviews - do these types of hubs get much traffic?Any ideas will be very much appreciatedHope to speak with some of you soon
by Ryan Hupfer 10 years ago
Hey there Hubbers - a happy Thursday to ya'. Once I get caught up with the 1,000,000 things that I need to shove into my brain this week, I was going to put together my next Hub(big #2!). So, I was wondering if any of you are getting ready to write up a new Hub and if you are, what are you going to...
by LadyMar 6 years ago
I started writing for HubPages in November 2011, so I'm still going through the learning curve. I write hubs about beauty tips for women 40 years of age and older.I've noticed while reading other Hubber's articles, that sometime a person will write about different unrelated subject...
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