jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (8 posts)

When given a topic, I can write.

  1. WorldCup~2010 profile image60
    WorldCup~2010posted 7 years ago

    I am having a remarkably hard time trying to figure out what to write about next. Has this happened to anyone? And if so, can you please share to me what you did to overcome that writers block?

    1. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you are looking for a topic come and join the Weekly HubMob. We have a fresh topic everyweek and having other hubbers writing on the same topic at the same time is always an incentive as you try to create original hubs.

      1. WorldCup~2010 profile image60
        WorldCup~2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah that would be a great way to create hubs! Because I am just a young adult, I don't have lots of knowledge about most topics so I cant write a hub about different topics. I have tried to do many hours of research just to benefit me in some way, and hopefully, turn that information into a hub but that never seems to happen. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    So far, I've not had a writer's block, as far as it comes to writing hubs. I've written many under pressure to write, based on a timer, by doing an "Instant" Hub Challenge.

    Many thoughts run into one another, and must be organized to put into writing. Sort out your mind first and foremost.

    If you have a topic, write a title for it, set it aside. If you have another topic, repeat previous step. Until you have your ideas down on paper or unpublished hubs.

    I have many unpublished hubs. Many are different ideas, which I'll address sooner or later, but the thought is saved, even if I have to come back to it.

    Be honest with yourself about why you write? If you write for money, then learn everything you can about it and then apply it.

    If you are writing to write, then simply sort your mind and break everything else down into smaller subject matter, then attack each piece individually.

    Just my thoughts. smile

  3. Lisa HW profile image77
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    My challenge with that kind of thing is that if I have something "important" or "big" that I know I need to write, I have to spend x amount of time in an "incubate mode".  It may be 5 minutes, or it may be 5 years, that I have something "in the incubator" - but until it's ready to be taken out and printed, I have the "foreground" of my mind looking around for something to write about in the interim.  Since the stuff I care about is "in the incubator", there's not much else that "foreground" part of my mind cares about.  That's when I just write about anything at all (and why my Hubs are often "crap" at worst, and "mediocrity with good enough grammar" at best).

    In any case, I'll just write about whatever I've had going on recently, whatever is around me (in the house, in the neighborhood, in the world - doesn't matter), things that irk me, things that make me happy, things I just want to say, etc. etc.

    One thing I do do to help get things going sometimes is to go to the forum, the questions, other writing sites where titles are listed (and likely to aggravate me with whatever they imply), and see if I get "inspired" to write.  (The reason I go to other writing sites is to try not to write Hubs/articles that seem like I'm debating with someone else's article/Hub on the same site.)  (I have tons of writing that started out as replies in the forums and got set aside and stored, to be turned into Hubs/articles later.)

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Nope.  I have the opposite problem - scattered and unfocused but chock full of ideas.

    however, if you are trying to limit yourself to certain themes or types (I will only do product hubs!), I can see where that could happen.  As Cags said, if you are not tying yourself down to "commercially viable", you are much more free.

    1. anjalichugh profile image77
      anjalichughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I really don't pay much attention to the number of hubs I publish in a month. I just write about topics that I have knowledge about but if you're here for adsense earnings, its better to write about products so that you get considerable search engine traffic. smile That way you'll have a lot of stuff to write about for a long long time.

      1. Pcunix profile image92
        Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So say some.

        However, I've been doing this quite a bit longer than most and I can tell you that you can get truly surprising amounts of money from writing about things you never thought would be worth anything.

        I don't write about products very often, at least not in the way you probably mean. I get about 10,000 p/v daily, so don't think that you have to do what "they" say to get traffic.

        Of my top 25 earners (which by themselves earn about $450 monthly), only 3 are about products that anyone would buy.  And only one of them is strongly focused on the product itself.

        I'm not saying that writing product hubs a bad thing to do - it most definitely is not - just that if it isn't your thing there are many other paths to take.  If you like doing that sort of post, yes, do it, because the world is full of things you can write about.  But the world is also full of other things.  TIMTOWTDI (There is more than one way to do it).