Questions! How does one know if his or her articles are interesting?

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  1. Inspired to write profile image80
    Inspired to writeposted 7 years ago

    Whilst reading through the forum posts I want to learn how to create more clicks for my article titles & one suggestion I read was an article has to be interesting to read so followers of such subjects may become compelled to click to read more & even possibly add you as a friend?

    But what does actually make an interesting article because there are so many subjects to write about?

    1. MissE profile image83
      MissEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm... I have found that when I write in a more personable, playful tone I get a better response than when I write more formally.  Does that make sense?  If I write like I'm talking to my best friend I get more feedback than if I write like I'm the authority over any certain subject.

      1. Inspired to write profile image80
        Inspired to writeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your input MissE it certainly makes sense, I have tried both approaches & am now waiting for the clicks & feedback to come in so I can judge for myself. All the best. Dale

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It makes sense, but it all depends on what you are writing about. Not all topics are suited for a "chatty" tone.

    2. Shadesbreath profile image83
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      For an article to be interesting, it requires not only good information, but a compelling "voice."  It can be about anything if it's written well.

      You have to think of your writing as if you were speaking to someone that mattered to you: you speak to a lover in one way; you speak to your mom another way; you speak to your best friend, your pastor, your college professor, your enemy all in different ways.  But they all matter to you in some way.  The voice of your piece should reflect the concern you have for the topic and convey it in such a way that your reader understands that you are telling them because A) you care about the topic, and B) you care about them enough to have told them.

      Before you write something, ask yourself, Who am I talking to here?  Imagine yourself sitting at a quite table or a private bench in a park with your target audience, the ONE person you think this story will matter to.  Take a deep breath, envision that person, and then write to them.  Then go back and revise it so that the language and tone are suitable for the audience you know you are ACTUALLY going to get, e.g., for the HP censors etc.

      If you approach each piece like this, people will feel it in the writing and they will stay and read.  If you are just cranking out pieces in a reflexive meat-robot style, your prose will be dry and nobody will care.  They will know you didn't, so why should they?

      That's my two cents anyway.

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      ankigarg87posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i would know if interesting comments starts coming to mu hub

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    do you want more viewership and followers at HP or google  plus other search engines?

    1. Inspired to write profile image80
      Inspired to writeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi prettydarkhorse Ideally I would like to be noted for my article pieces so feedback is important, also, by introducing various subject written within my categorise I can view what subject is most popular to readers thus create more of the same.

      Whereas clicks that create revenue are concerned I'm sure the work involved will pay dividends in the future.

      Thank you for your input. Regards Dale

  3. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Well, those "Useful, Funny, Awesome (What's the other one?)" stats should help you see what people like and don't like about your writing.  You might take clues from both your own writing (what's different about your hubs that got votes) and others (why did this ones hub get so many votes).

    But none of that necessarily has much to do with making money if that is your ultimate goal.  Accolades can give you warm fuzzies, but Google deposits pay the bills.  It's nice to have both, of course smile

    1. Inspired to write profile image80
      Inspired to writeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Pcunix.

      It would be nice for me to create an income from google revenue.

      Thanks for your reply. Regards Dale

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    There is always the possibility to post links to some of your hubs on the Extreme Hub Makeover forum and request feedback there:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/23

    1. Inspired to write profile image80
      Inspired to writeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you website examiner for bringing this to my attention!
      Regards Dale

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    I always feel the most intriguing articles begin with an intriguing headline.  Maybe the most important element.  The content has to carry this same tone, and if lucky, a visually creative execution, makes it pleasing for the reader to visit and spend time with that Hub.  That and mentioning my name within the content, lol

    1. Inspired to write profile image80
      Inspired to writeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you kimberlslyrics. I don't think I could mention your name within my content though lol. Thanks for your response. Dale

  6. john@patatusfoam. profile image60
    john@patatusfoam.posted 7 years ago

    I always think that igniting a discussion after an article post is always a good way to measure how interesting it is.  I know how rare it is for me to comment on an article unless I truly find it interesting and compelling.

  7. 2uesday profile image83
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    I think it is easier to tell what people have found interesting - after the Hubs have been published for a while. Then I can gauge incoming traffic, time being spent on that page etc. I tend to reorganise the columns in my accounts page by clicking to see which hubs have most traffic which days. The subjects that sink like stones I would think twice before publishing more on a similar theme while the ones that rise to the most views I know are more popular.

    I write about things I want to even with say seasonal hubs, I think life's to short to spend time writing about subjects I find boring.

    Best not follow my advice though, it is a slow climb 'cause I do not always take the easy route.

    Every so often I spend time making adjustments to the slower hubs( e.g. back-links I find to boring to sit and do)but hub-links I will do.

 
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