I have found a few of my hubs that were inspired by something in my personal life get regular spikes in traffic or get steady decent traffic. The logic seems pretty simple really. As I was going through this or that problem and went searching online for information or experiences of others I did loads of reading, after a time decided to post my experiences here. It makes sense that other people with the same problem go searching just as I did and maybe find my hub in the process. My latest personal hub is blowing me away, frankly. I tried to think about keywords and SEO just in case I could monitize my experiences and hub as well as giving myself a chance of drawing in search engine traffic. If I didn't have an adsense affiliate account I probably would have been clicking ads so it seems reasonable that I may even get some clicks, woo hoo!
Anyone else find that your personal experiences can make for great hubs? Possibly even making good come from an otherwise bad experience?
I think this a bit different from what you're talking about, but my highest-earning hub is a practical-information hub suggested by a friend who couldn't find the answer to a question she had online. I had to dig quite a bit to find a satisfactory answer, so I made a hub that puts the answer to this question (stated explicitly in the title) front and center.
It just amazes me that those hubs I spent ages trying to 'discover' in hopes of getting traffic and high value clicks from can totally bomb, hubs that I wrote because of a personal problem or after seeing a question and thinking 'I could answer that in a hub' can sometimes surprise me
I don't write hubs for money so I don't really know about that part. I do write them as therapy. I also write them to rant and vent about my life, my husband, even my kids. I write poems to do the same. Anybody that's read my hubs knows all about me, my ADHD, my crazy mother, my life as a runaway, my four ex-husbands, my volatile relationship with my current husband , my "haunted" house, even how my daughters got their goofy names.
I didn't think anybody would care what I wrote about, but it's amazing... people LOVE to read about very personal things. They offer all kinds of advice, and many of them share similar experiences. I think it's awesome to connect to total strangers in this very personal way.
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