How long does it take you to make a hub (the writing and actual formatting in the template)?
Some don't take too long. Recipes are always quick and easy to put up. Anything serious that requires serious research takes a LOT longer--several full days. Formatting is getting easier for me.
It really depends on what your counting for me......... if you include research on what I am writing about and the likes? sometimes only about a week and a half, sometimes a few LONG weeks ;-)
The current hubs that I'm writing on beckisgiftguides are taking me about six hours to complete, depending on the content of the hub. The writing is usually the easy part. I use a template for the formatting, but that doesn't always make it easier because of finding images, attributing them properly, and inserting them into the hub.
Some take as little as an hour, some take as much as ten hours (over two days) to complete.
Right now I'm trying to do 30 in 30. Next month I'll be challenging myself to the same on two separate accounts. Month after that, I'm hoping to write 100 hubs in 30 days and actually accomplish it this time!
Just formatting my first hub took days, never mind the writing. This last one, my tenth, took three and a half hours to both write and edit, but it was more of an opinion piece that didn't require much research. I'm about to start one with research I anticipate will take a lot longer. Now that I've done several hubs, I've gotten better/faster at formatting, and it's not so painstaking as it was at first.
Whether I am cooking and taking pictures, and then sitting down and formatting, or sitting down to research and put together a nice article, it usually takes me a few hours to write and format a full article. Of course, I have usually been thinking about the article for days beforehand, lol.
It really depends on a number of factors: Availability of data, length of article and of course what drives you to write. The more enthusiastic you are, the faster you will accomplish any project, including writing.
Through experience, I have drafted a hub in two hours, while others have taken days.
With time however, I have learnt to publish my hubs hours or even days after writing them. If you were me, you will be surprised about the stupid grammatical errors that lurk around as you type!
You only see them through a second opinion or your eyes will see them after hours of a refreshed mind.
Out of 275 total hubs, 16 are yet to be published. Some await research, some await the inspiration to return, and others await photo opportunities or videos to be created.
Of my 259 published hubs, I'd say, on average, I spend about 4 hours start to finish, including formatting. Some have taken considerably longer; others less.
That's the problem with averaging things--the minute you toss in a small number, it drags the entire total down with it, making your score look less impressive if you're talking scores, or making your writing efforts look unimpressive or lazy.
It really depends upon the topic, and whether or not it is something I already know quite a bit about, or whether I need to do research.
yes, i love the recipe templates, very useful and user friendly. I hate the article template though, too much things to look out for. It took me a whole day just to publish one hub
It depends on the topic. Some of the hubs I do more research on. They take a little more effort. Sometimes, even after I write my hub I go back and rearrange it. It just depends on the subject, and how much I can really tell.
Somethings, you can't really say too much about. So hitting the basics is about as far as you can go. Other's you can go into grave detail.
The hubs that I really know about I can write in a matter of an hour if they are normal size and adding pictures and formatting can take another hour. If the hub is really detailed with a lot of list this can take an additional hour to get that all put in. If I have to do research for added value this can take all day and usually I'll split it up into 2 days. I usually just write what I know, Crystals Healing and Oracle Cards.
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