Do you write your 'summary' before or after you write your Hub?
I started out writing my summary before I even started adding content to my Hubs. But now, I am finding I write it last. Give me, and others who may need to develop, your experience and best practice. Thanks.
Hello Joel, I have always written my summary first for some reason. I think it is because I know what I am going to write and writing the summary first gets my writing going. For some reason I cannot write until I get the summary over with.
Depends on what you've written. If you've written travelogues. historical, or fiction hubs there's no need for a summary, although you might like to pick up on a point you've made somewhere in your article. .
If you've set out a treatise or argued a case for/against something, then you might need a summary - especially if you've covered several points.
You write the summary when ever you feel like writing the summary, there ain't no rules to this game baby!
I write it when I have completely finish writing the entire article and have reread and edited it at least 3 or 4 times, including spell check, links, copyright, category and everything else. This way I can summarize the whole piece completely while thinking of how the summary will lend itself to search engines.
After all how can you summarize nothing?
Joel I write mine last. Sometimes I'm not sure exactly where the hub is going until I complete it. That's because I write as I research and I often find details in researching that would be appropriate in my summary. I think the main thing is to be sure you do a summary as that helps you in the search engines.
I usually write it first but when posting my hub, it's usually too long and I have to edit it. So in the end, I usually refine the summary and make it the best it can be!
It depends, but I usually have an outline of what I want to write and as it progresses the summary just happens and falls in place.
Anytime that you think of it, just be sure it is there before you publish it. I usually write in Word and start the Hub first, sometimes the title and the summary come to me together before the Hub does.
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