This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)

Day 7: Slowing down

  1. Meghan Fitz profile image85
    Meghan Fitzposted 8 years ago

    Since I have many interests and no particular area of expertise, I have been writing Hubs about a wide variety of topics. Travel, recipes, Scrabble.

    Even though this may sound silly, I almost have too many ideas floating around in my head, which is slowing down my production because I can't get a focus.

    I am producing one Hub a day, which is all I can do during the week pretty much since I have a full-time job. This weekend I might try to step it up to make sure I don't get behind when I get busy.

    Should I try and narrow it down to one or two topic areas or keep writing whatever pops up in my head?

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I would suggest that you jot down a little bit about each thought you run through your mind about writing about.

    Establish your URL - begin a paragraph or two, to cement the idea. If you don't draw more focus, just by doing this. Then save it and come back to it. If you get distracted because while typing this hub, another thought, non-related comes to your mind, then save unpublished.

    If the idea you have that you're working on isn't related to the idea, it doesn't you no good to try and make a connection, for which, would require much deeper thought. smile

    I would say go with what makes you the most comfortable. When you're comfortable and relaxed, then you can bring creativity to the fore-front, because your imagination cannot be forced. smile

  3. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I've participated in something like 6 or so HubChallenges and the ones that I seemed to enjoy the most are the ones where I sat and brainstormed topics, created the URL, title and opening paragraph and moved on.  I enjoyed having 10-15 topics going at a time.  Like you, I work fulltime so it was nice to come home and work on whichever one caught my interest.   I might work on 3-4 different ones in a night and finish none of them.  Then suddenly I might finish all four. 

    Do whatever keeps it fun and exciting for you.  There is no right or wrong way to go about it.

  4. grannygoodearth profile image54
    grannygoodearthposted 8 years ago

    I have to write down my ideas to keep track of all of them. I actually keep a little notebook handy so I can make notes at anytime. I get ideas from everywhere! Like you, they can become overwhelming!

    Of course, in my case, it could be old age...lol!

  5. alekhouse profile image84
    alekhouseposted 8 years ago

    All of the above are really good ideas. You just have to do what works best for you. I have a lot of different interests too and topics are constantly popping into my head. Some times I write them down, sometime I write the first paragraph, maybe a title or start many at one time. Or just make notes or jot down words or images to use in a poem.

    I have a lot of drafts going at one time too. I can go back whenever I feel like it and finish whenever I need an article or whenever I feel like writing, which is pretty much all of the time.

  6. Meghan Fitz profile image85
    Meghan Fitzposted 8 years ago

    I really like the idea of opening the URL and working on the beginning for a wide variety of hubs and then going back when the creativity strikes!

    Thanks for the encouragement and ideas - I'll be plugging along for the next few weeks to finish the challenge, but I have already seen the wonderful benefits of it in only a week!

 
working