Is using humor in your hubs a good idea?

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  1. Jeremy Gill profile image91
    Jeremy Gillposted 9 years ago

    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?

  2. Broc Gustafson profile image59
    Broc Gustafsonposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image91
      Jeremy Gillposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, Broc! I'm only a couple weeks old here, too. And thanks for the answer,  you make some good points to consider.

  3. Shades-of-truth profile image82
    Shades-of-truthposted 9 years ago

    Opinion, only - I use humor a lot when I write. Making people laugh is important.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image91
      Jeremy Gillposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed! Maybe not all of my comments will get a laugh, but I'll do my best to keep my Hubs entertaining. Perhaps I ought to simply work on when I use it.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image85
    M. T. Dremerposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. tlcs profile image63
    tlcsposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image91
      Jeremy Gillposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Trudy. I'll definitely try to provide both knowledge and entertainment with my hubs.


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