What should I write about?

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  1. Lisha C profile image85
    Lisha Cposted 3 years ago

    I am a new Hubber. Should I write about topics that genuinely have an impact on me although they may not be that popular? Or is it better to research and find topics that are currently trending or in demand in order to get traffic to my articles?

    1. DrMark1961 profile image95
      DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You should write a bio on your profile page first.

      1. Lisha C profile image85
        Lisha Cposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, of course. Will work on that right away, thanks!

        1. DrMark1961 profile image95
          DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You should always write what you know about. When I read something from someone who is just writing based on Google Trends, it is immediately obvioius. (There are plenty of people out there that disagree with me, of course.)
          If you write about something that affects you, even if it is not that popular, readers can tell. Make the article thorough so that it is ranked higher on Google and you will tend to have readers for the article.

          1. Lisha C profile image85
            Lisha Cposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, this is what I have always thought. However, since I just started writing, there are these doubts as to whether people would actually be interested in my topics.
            This helps though, thank you for your response.

            1. Al Stine profile image94
              Al Stineposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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              1. Al Stine profile image94
                Al Stineposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I recently started writing as well, and I agree with DrMark.
                If you write about something that you know about, there is a certain passion that translates into your writing, and the readers are able to identify that. The number of words in your article will also increase because you have a lot of information on your topic.
                Readers exist for every topic, some topics have more readers than others. And yes, writing according to google trends, might not be the best direction to follow because google trends always change.
                Writing about topics you have an interest in reinforces your knowledge stock and makes the writing experience enjoyable.

                1. Lisha C profile image85
                  Lisha Cposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  That's beautifully put, Al. I agree that it is easier and so much more enjoyable when you write about something that you know, the words just flow.
                  Thanks for your input, it helps a lot.

                  1. Al Stine profile image94
                    Al Stineposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    No problem Lisha, looking forward to reading your articles.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    It depends on your goals.  If your goal is to earn money seek the overlap between what is popular, what is underserved, and where you have special expertise/experience.

    1. profile image0
      Emceerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Earning money via online writing is hard.

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        It's easy when you can write well.

        1. profile image0
          Emceerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Right well is deep!

    2. Lisha C profile image85
      Lisha Cposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Makes sense. It might be hard to find this overlap though.

 
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