How long does it take you to write a hub,,,?

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image64
    Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years ago

    How much time do you normally require to write a hub on the average?

    I am asking this because I can easily write a hub within 30-40 minutes time and sometimes a hub will take a couple of hours or so. BUT food hubs are taking a lot longer to complete, maybe because I haven't written much articles on food before. Are you experiencing the same?

    1. drej2522 profile image68
      drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well if you go by my average...let's see, carry the 2..that makes 3 hubs a month....3 into 30 days...

      k...apparently, it takes me 10 days per hub. big_smile

    2. profile image0
      Precious Williamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm impressed.  It's taking me far too long at the moment and I need to speed up.  I constantly change things around before I publish - rather than sometimes just publishing.

    3. pisean282311 profile image63
      pisean282311posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it depends for times it takes hardly 15-30 minutes but at times i start but before i finish it take hours..

    4. Robert Kernodle profile image80
      Robert Kernodleposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      30-40 minutes !

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

      In my content-rich hubs, it can take me a span of time of TWO MONTHS, working four hours a day, five days a week.

      Research, photo selection, tag selection, writing, re-writing, composing the hub [here there are always glitches in the hub software, so the process is fraught with failures at this stage, requiring much patience to weather] .....

      I cannot conceive of how it possible to write a quality hub in such a short amount of time that you claim.  Think I'll go read one of yours now.


  2. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    It depends on the idea behind the hub. I can write a hub in under 30 minutes and have done so on certain occasion when it warranted.

    I do not write hubs on food, because I have no interest in writing such hubs, even though I do cook for myself all the time.

    Sometimes the idea encompasses a lot of information and could take longer than 30 minutes and even 1 or 2 days to complete. wink

  3. jenblacksheep profile image69
    jenblacksheepposted 13 years ago

    It takes me a ridiculously long time to write/research a hub. I generally do the two at the same time, and usually I'll do one in a day, although I do spend the majority of that day procrastinating. I think this is one of my biggest problems. I don't research properly, and I get distracted a lot so my writing is not high quality and I'm fairly sure I haven't got all this keyword stuff totally figured out yet.

    I reckon if I just sat down to write/research a hub, no distractions, it would take a few hours maybe less.

  4. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I write one in about 2 hours. I usually do it on and off over a few hours though as I write other things at the same time.

  5. Aficionada profile image82
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    I think it all depends on the content, how well I know the subject, and the slant of it.  Some Hubs are more factual and need more research; but if it is a topic I know really well, I may not need to research it very much at all.  Opinions and product reviews would have a different type of time requirement.

    And then, I also try to do rewrites for clarity, consistency, thoroughness or whatever.  Writing any Hub in less than an hour sounds like a wonderful dream to me. Congratulations that you can do it!

  6. ThreeFootHat profile image61
    ThreeFootHatposted 13 years ago

    Well, I've only written four hubs so far, but they all took about an hour for me to write.  Of course, I write about things that I already know very well!  There is only one that I had to do any research on at all, but even that was just finding a particular name and making sure I had the regions correct.  I suppose once I start writing more on topics that require more research, then it will take longer.

    1. Cagsil profile image72
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hey ThreeFootHat,

      First off, let me Welcome you to HubPages.

      Secondly, if you like to improve your hubs, for which, I just looked at, I would suggest you visit the Extreme Hub Makeover Forum thread, open a thread and post your 4 links.

      The Extreme Hub Makeover thread is all about letting the hubber community the opportunity to critique your hubs and offer advice.

      Remember, ask for critics, post the links(posting your links in this thread is allowed) and let the veteran hubbers have a gander.

      1. ThreeFootHat profile image61
        ThreeFootHatposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the welcome!  I checked out the forum and posted two hubs that I would like critiqued.  Maybe I'll see you over there!

  7. michifus profile image57
    michifusposted 13 years ago

    With the uploading, tweaking, writing and images, id say about an hour for me too

  8. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    it takes me quite a while to put together a decent hub. with the research, etc. 4-6 hours total,sometimes longer, but usually not all at one sitting, I can't sit at a computer all day.

    the contest hubs do require more time, especially if you want judges attention. I hope to write this weekend.

    I keep missing the 3 p.m. puzzle contest! sad

    I think my first hub, I wrote very quickly, more like a blog entry, but now quite a bit of reading/research goes into my hubs.

  9. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    If I'm just ranting off the top of my head, a half hour to forty minutes to write, another hour to get pictures and stuff, so call it two hours.

    Research hubs (and more serious humor) take more, from six to even twenty hours work time (aka several days or a week).

  10. dippykitty profile image59
    dippykittyposted 13 years ago

    If it's a topic I know well, I can write something in 20-30 minutes usually. If it's a topic that will require more research, I'm looking at something more like 2-3 hours. I stall a lot too so that probably doesn't help for hubs on topics that I'm not brilliantly familiar with!

  11. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    about 15 minutes depending on my thought process!

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image64
      Ultimate Hubberposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's much quicker than normal. Cool!

  12. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Pretty much a loaded question.  Some hubs I write in under thirty minutes while others take hours.

    I guess it all depends on research, pictures and so forth.



  13. profile image0
    EmpressFelicityposted 13 years ago

    Anything from 2-5 hours.  The "stuff" hubs take me the least time, while the more abstract/conceptual ones do need a lot more tinkering before I'm happy with them.

  14. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    From start to finish in about 3 hours.  When I have an idea, I run with it!  So far I haven't had to do much in the way of research....

  15. jondav profile image72
    jondavposted 13 years ago

    couple of hours probably on average - ish.

  16. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 13 years ago

    I typically take about a half hour (30 min) for stuff I know about and 30 minutes for pictures so all in all about 1 hour.  B

    ut lately I've been setting on hubs for days before I publish them, I started doing this with the up coming food challenge.  The food hubs do take a lot more time, hours which often turned into days for me.  In fact I burned out after my 6th food hub and called it quits.

    I noticed as my hubs set unpublished the hub score rose, hum... I began holding back hubs prolonging the publishing and found that for every hub, regardless of content or level of information, the hub scores rose as it set in waiting.

    I wonder if anyone has more insights as to why this would occur.  I'm slowing down in general and making certain my hubs are better quality than my past hubs. 

    Good question and interesting topic.  smile

  17. Research Analyst profile image74
    Research Analystposted 13 years ago

    It has taken me on average 2 to 4 hours to write a hub, because I do a lot of research on the topic I am writing about and I want to provide as accurate information as I can. It can be time consuming but its worth it in the end.

  18. Sparhawke profile image59
    Sparhawkeposted 13 years ago

    It takes me forever to get around to writing a hub, I know what I want to say...but can never figure out a way to put my point across.

  19. jrome125 profile image60
    jrome125posted 13 years ago

    same here having problem writing a hub? Tried writing like 5 of them last night but i couldn't.

  20. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    It takes me about an hour to write a hub, but six weeks to leave the forums long enough to do it...

  21. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    On average? 30 months / 20 hubs = 1.5 months per hub smile

    1. Peter Hoggan profile image68
      Peter Hogganposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think you need to subtract coffee breaks an trips out to get provisions and sustenance lol

  22. profile image0
    ryankettposted 13 years ago

    It depends on the topic and where you want to take it.

    This one took me for about 6 hours....

    This one was banged out in 30 minutes

    Of which about 20 minutes was spent messing about watching YouTube videos! (Or 'research' as they call it lol)

  23. Wendy Krick profile image64
    Wendy Krickposted 13 years ago

    If its a topic that I am knowledgeable about it only takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Some take up to 2 hours with research.

  24. Eric Calderwood profile image80
    Eric Calderwoodposted 13 years ago

    Most of mine take me about 2-3 hours, but one took me 15 hours of straight writing.

  25. brettb profile image59
    brettbposted 13 years ago

    It takes me around 30 minutes. My best hub has made $50 this month, so that's going to be an incredible hourly rate after a couple of years!

    1. Polly C profile image90
      Polly Cposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's a very good rate for such a new hub and hubber, I'm impressed! smile

  26. Origin profile image59
    Originposted 13 years ago

    It entirely depends on what the hub is about, how long it will be, and how much research a person needs to do. A hub could take 2 minutes, 2 days, or even 2 weeks!

  27. Polly C profile image90
    Polly Cposted 13 years ago

    I honestly have no idea. I write all my hubs in little spurts of ten minutes or so and leave them festering unpublished for quite some time. Maybe the writing might take about an hour or two altogether, but then I like to use all my own photos, if I can, so sometimes that takes longer especially if I haven't got any, like with the one I'm working on now.

  28. Dobson profile image76
    Dobsonposted 13 years ago

    The time to write a hub is dependent on the subject. Right now I am halfway through a 30 part serial and it will take nealry an hour as I sometimes stop to go back and read prior hubs to make sure the continuity is right. Thirty minutes seems way too short to me for a quality hub, but perhaps I am just slow.

  29. Derek D profile image60
    Derek Dposted 13 years ago

    It takes me forever to write a Hub -research/writing/editing
    At this pace I'm averaging a Hub a month - what a blistering pace (LOL)
    I'm sure like anything; the more Hubs you do  the easier it gets........... cool

  30. Aiden Roberts profile image68
    Aiden Robertsposted 13 years ago

    Wow 30 minutes that is quick!

    I have only written a couple but they did take a little longer than 30 minutes, maybe because I was learning the ropes.

    I now have 4 others in the writing stage and they seem to be taking a very long time however at least two of them are very factual so I have an excuse.

    Down the road I hope they will become second nature, here's wishing for now anyway.

  31. vanchen profile image68
    vanchenposted 13 years ago

    I'd say the average time is takes me is an hour.  But like many others this depends if I have to research and how much I know about the topic already.

  32. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 13 years ago

    I usually don't fix definite time to any of those hubs I wrote. I write to enjoy, the longer I write, the better. I'm not a compulsive writer, as writing gives me enough pleasure especially when I know I wrote them at my best.


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