Is using humor in your hubs a good idea?
I think it can make your reader feel comfortable and familiar with you, but some might argue that humor makes you look less professional or knowledgeable. What do you all think?
I am new to HubPages, but I have read a lot of articles in my day. I have found that using humor while explaining something that can be seen as boring or mundane can be very beneficial to the reader because it keeps them more engaged.
If you are talking about something that is already interesting and doesn't necessarily need humor to entertain, then it is probably not going to effect it much. Also if you use too much humor where it is not needed or warranted, it may make your reader perceive you as less professional or legitimate.
Don't force humor where it doesn't feel natural. But also don't be afraid to throw it in to spice things up a bit. You definitely want to make sure that your humor is appropriate, and not overdone or offensive.
To me it really varies depending on topic, and audience.
Opinion, only - I use humor a lot when I write. Making people laugh is important.
Yes, absolutely. An informative hub might answer a reader's question, but a funny hub establishes a fan. Your audience is a bunch of people browsing the web, and they don't care as much about professionalism as, say, a job interviewer. Rather, they care that you answer their question and entertain them. Humor is one of the best ways to do that. So, if you think of something funny while you're writing, don't hesitate to put it in there.
I love using humor in my hubs. I find that when I write the funny side of me comes out! Generally I am quite a serious person but it seems that when I am writing I can't help but think of things to lighten the mood. Definitely add humor especially if it makes you smile when you are writing.
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