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Very important question

  1. ruanz3 profile image68
    ruanz3posted 7 years ago

    I dont have enough knowledge to create several hubs with original content. I mean i can do only very few hubs where i just write out of my head. Im at the point where i have to do research now. But if you do research and write a hub then you are not adding any original content. You are just taking what someone else wrote and spinning it. Is it even worth it to create hubs like this? Wont search engines pick that up? I cant believe that there are people here doing more than 50 hubs of original content on the other hand. They must be doing research and spinning.

    Also, lets say you wana sell stuff. How can you review it if you havnt used the product yourself? That means you have to buy every product that you want to sell, which i simply cant do. I dunno, i feel like im missing some things...

    1. Donnacha C profile image81
      Donnacha Cposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hi. In my opinion by doing research it doesn`t necesseraly mean that the hub won`t be original. In my case I write about football (soccer) and it is vital to do research to make sure all details are accurate. Then of course I add my own opinion and that is how it becomes unique. Due to the nature of my interest it is impossible to run out of ideas! It`sthe opposite realy, I have so many ideas, I actually do have to carry our researches to make sure I`m not writing about something that has been already exhausted. best of luck!

  2. habee profile image96
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Ruanz, you probably know a lot more than you realize. If not, you could always interview experts. I really enjoy doing this to get a personal slant to a topic.

    Does everyone but me sell Uggs??????????

    1. Rafini profile image88
      Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't.  smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Look at the products you have in your home and use on an everyday basis and think how those might be turned into a hub if you want to review products, do what nelle does and go out to wal mart and check out the products live and in person. You don't have to expend money to make a hub.

  4. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    The spammer has been reported.

    In answer to your question.  A lot of hubbers do a little of all of what you mentioned. 

    The older you are the more personal experiences you have to write about usually.  Although, there are some young folks that have gone through a hell of a lot in a short amount of time.  I write about things that I can add something personal to usually.  However, I have run across topics that sounded interesting and did the research on them and merely reported what I learned.  I still try to explain it in such a way that it's still quite personal.  A good example of that is a hub I have called "What Do These Have in Common?.."  It started from a trivia question I heard on the radio.  It interested me and I got to researching it.  What I found is not my original ideas, but I presented it with my slant.  That's my unique perspective.

    As far as products, write about the products you HAVE tried.  No need to go buy more stuff.  You've tried things. Write a review about them.  Same with books.  You've read books.  Write a review about them.

    Good luck to you!

    1. ruanz3 profile image68
      ruanz3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your replies. So lets say you wana write about polar bears like i did, and there is a lot of info that you wont all remember just by reading through it all. Do you still read through it all and then write everything in your own words, or do you kind of copy it but just spin the words? I guess i could have tried to kind of study it and then write it al in my own words. But then i could be emitting some important facts. What would you do in this situation?

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        Ghost32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In my case, MOST of the time I remember key points pretty well--certainly I don't lift entire paragraphs and spin those--but if there's any doubt in my mind or I'm having a bad day or there are things I don't DARE leave out, hey, that's what pen and paper (or a word processor file) are for!

        In other words, note taking didn't end when we got out of school!  big_smile

      2. KCC Big Country profile image89
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I do it different ways.  Sometimes I take notes while I do my research then write my hub from my notes.  All I will have written down or some keywords that will remind me of the jest of what I want to touch on.  Sometimes, if the material is more factual in nature, meaning trivia type facts, I'll create a section I call "Fast facts" and I simply spit out the bare facts.  So and so was born on such and such date in such and such town.  I don't care to take the time to rephrase stuff like that.  That will always be a small section of what I'm really writing about. 

        Sometimes I think the reader appreciates collections of things that they can come to your one hub and find out about.  So, even though you think there's nothing original about what you've assembled, it still may have a lot of value to the audience because of how you have assembled it all into one place.  For instance, I have several "top 10" type hubs.  I get a lot of views on them.

        1. ruanz3 profile image68
          ruanz3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the replies guys smile

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    ruanz3 you shouldn't quote the spammer, though.  It just gives him/her another backlink.  HP will get rid of the spam, but can't get rid of the ones you quoted.  sad  Obnoxious, though isn't it?

    1. ruanz3 profile image68
      ruanz3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Is that a do follow backlink?

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Yeah, our friendly spammer is making the rounds.

    To your question, though:  While I'm the dead opposite of you in the sense that I don't think I'll ever run out of things to write about, there's nothing wrong with hubs that involve research.  The key is to produce articles that bring something new to the table, to have finished products that contain your own unique angle, and that really isn't terribly hard to do if you think about it.

    For example, there are countless articles out there involving Sarah Palin.  (Yeah, I know a lot of y'all are thinkin', "Ah, there Ghost goes again!"  But I'm not pitching Sarah here, just using the situation to make a point....lol)

    You'd think nothing original COULD be written about her, yet I keep getting "original angles" popping into my head (68 related hubs to date), and the end results are definitely original content (except for occasional brief quotes included in some of the hubs).

    That said, I'm betting you could do research on, oh, the benefits versus the downsides of facial hair...and come up with original, insightful finished material. 

    Go for it!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image89
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL....I laugh every time I get an email notification that you've published a new hub.  I know it's going to be about Sarah Palin, but I wonder how you have arranged a title to once again include her name.  I've been well-impressed with you!  68 and counting, huh?  Way to go!

  7. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 7 years ago

    I guess, ruanz3, that means we can never read another book about Alexander the Great or Abraham Lincoln! \
    When you're reading a new book about an historical figure or event, pay particular attention to how the author is adding something new and valuable to the history. Sometimes it might be something specific about how Alexander the Great got along with his father, or how Lincoln ended up going to the theater on his last day on earth. Any research you do is not to parrot what you read but rather to come up with an analysis or view that has not previously been considered. In other words, something new, different, original.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image85
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Expand on ideas that you bring up in your hubs.  Every concept is built on the blocks of the concepts that came before.  Micro-focus on them and expand.  Here, I'll show you (and keep in mind I know nothing about Yoga, but that's the one of your hubs I opened):

    1. (actually 8) you say there's 8 limbs of Yoga.  That's 8 hubs right there.

    2.  You mention balance between body and mind:  Write a hub on just that.  What does it mean.  What is good about it.  Are there degrees of it?

    3. You talk about the "body in relation to divinity."  If there ain't a hub in that concept there ain't a hub in anything.

    4. Early on, you have a bullet list of 8 items.  You could write hubs specifically on each of them. 

    5. You hit Prana  and spirit energy... but.. what is spirit energy really?  What is at stake if we don't have it right, etc.

    6. Do everything on your bottom list the same way... that's 8 more.

    7.  You talk about higher states of awareness... what is that.  Write some really basics oriented, informative stuff about that.  Maybe sell some books on Amazon thru that avenue.

    8.  I think you get the idea.  Turn your sub-details, your nouns, into hubs.  That's about 28 hub topics just in that ONE hub. 

    Just a suggestion. smile

    1. ruanz3 profile image68
      ruanz3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks i appreciate your reply, as well as all the others smile

      1. ruanz3 profile image68
        ruanz3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think the cool things is that you can learn new things and put your own spin on it big_smile

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    What I do when I do my research is to hand write notes from everything I read, putting anything directly taken in quotes. Then after visiting a few sites, I go over the notes and get the gist from several sites. Rarely have I found an article that covers everything I want to say about the particular subject I research.

    Sounds like KCC and I work alike smile

  10. coletta7 profile image61
    coletta7posted 7 years ago

    Dig deep, you'll find something. Write with your heart, makes for the best hubs! And think about how you can help someone even if it's just a recipe. Be creative"