How long does it take you to write a hub?

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    A form of this question came up in a recent thread. I responded that I can and have written more than 10 hubs or articles in one day. I just finished a hub, and it took me 19 minutes to write it. It's 800 words long. Many of the articles I write for publishers are only 500 words long. So, you see, it's entirely possible to write 10 in a single day!

    1. Maria Cecilia profile image84
      Maria Ceciliaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      habee you are a super writer so that is possible LOL..

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Ha! Thanks, MC!

    2. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      I guess it is possible to write a quality article in short time, but I have once tried to time my self and my average time is 2-4 hours per hub.  I am slow I guess.

      What is your secret? How is your grandchild now?

      1. habee profile image92
        habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for asking! She just left my house. See her pic in my avatar? Brooklynn is doing much better!

        My "secret" is that I've had a lot of practice writing! As with most things, practice makes us more efficient writers. As an English major, I had to do a lot of timed writings in college.

    3. David 470 profile image83
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      My hubs take me 30 minutes- 1 hour to publish. (depends what it is though)

      I do not think it should take hours unless you need to do research, or are not fast at writing. I just wish I could think up more specific topics faster.

      If I were to write amazon hubs it would prob take me 2-4 hours though. (Not good at them yet)

  2. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Hey Habee, if you didn't notice the 30 minute Instant Hub Challenge - I guess that could answer your question. lol

    When I have participated in those Challenges, I've written anywhere between 700-900 words on average. wink

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't see that, Ray! Thanks!

    2. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Fun contest, Ray. Thanks for pointing me to it!

  3. profile image49
    ShortStoryposted 12 years ago

    Still working on my first one!

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! It's gets easier with practice.

  4. rmcrayne profile image91
    rmcrayneposted 12 years ago

    I guess I’m incredibly slow.  And I seem to have a love-hate relationship with research.  Even if the writing goes fairly quickly, putting the capsules together takes me a while.  I try to always have photos, and include video when appropriate. 

    I think I did the max of 5 hubs per day a couple times for the June Food Hubs Contest, and a total of about 44 for the month, and it was grueling.  I did the max of 3 hubs a day for the March Helpful Health hubs contest a couple of times, and a total of 28.  Even though I wrote on topics I knew a lot about for the most part, it was still hard for me to pull off.  And all of this was when I was not working.  Other than the contests, I don’t think I’ve ever done more than two hubs in a day.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Rosemary! I prefer taking my time and enjoying the process. When I'm under pressure, however, I can turn out a hub/article pretty quickly.

    2. lorlie6 profile image74
      lorlie6posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am soooo much slower than you are, rmcrayne!  Give me a couple of weeks!  smile

      1. rmcrayne profile image91
        rmcrayneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Girl I'm delighted with your miserable [as in misery loves...] company any time.

  5. OpticIllusions profile image60
    OpticIllusionsposted 12 years ago

    I'm constantly working on or editing my hubs. I'd say it's a continuous process but for a new hub, I typically take two to three days depending on what I'm doing and the length of the topic. The more intimate the topic, the longer I take.

  6. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    My record is 8 hubs in one day. When I get down to it, I can write a hub in about 15 minutes if its an easy topic. I write a lot of sales hubs now, which I find are very easy to do. I set up about ten at a time, add pictures, Amazon items and leave them for when I feel like writing and publishing them.

  7. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    I usually work on several hubs at a time because during my research on one article I get sidetracked and find something else I want to write about. 

    Actually writing the hub is the easy part.  Being satisfied with it is the hardest.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image80
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    Very rough average.

    10 minutes thinking. Sometimes this could be an hour or more.
    5-10 minutes searching - has it been done before - what angles have other people done on it - is it worth doing.  What title, what keywords.
    20 minutes (max) writing - into Word.
    5 minutes to create in Hub with capsules and stuff.
    5 minutes - monetising.
    Publish - hooray.
    5 minutes adrenalin rush, exhaustion, creative relief.


    5 minutes editing - removing basic howlers, missing words, etc.

    Then hours of watching stats, checking Adsense, worrying.

    Sorry - bit too much detail.

    It's about 30 minutes to one hour.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'd very much recommend cutting out the thinking time. Thinking is SO overrated!

      1. Randy Godwin profile image59
        Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Typical woman! LOL!


      2. Mark Ewbie profile image80
        Mark Ewbieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I don't sit staring at computer thinking.  It's while doing other tasks.  Strictly speaking it's not really thinking, not like those clever writers.  It's more day dreaming - helps the time pass.

  9. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    Well, I must be really slow because it takes me between half a day and a full day to write a hub.  The max I have ever done is 2 in one day!

  10. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 12 years ago

    when I don't need to research a topic for information I don't need much time. If a research for gathering information is needed it takes much time.

  11. Maria Cecilia profile image84
    Maria Ceciliaposted 12 years ago

    if all my supporting pics and artworks are available I can do it in one sitting... sometimes research makes writing one hub longer.. or if I am not busy with my other job,it won't take that long

  12. princess g profile image61
    princess gposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes a half an hour, sometimes a couple days.

  13. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 12 years ago

    Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist when I do mine I like them to be original. So those hubs which are creative take about 5 hours and product hubs can take between 1-2 hours.

  14. sofs profile image79
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    Habee superwoman, I need ten days to come up with one LOL !! smile smile smile

  15. schoolgirlforreal profile image78
    schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years ago

    20 mins or more...

  16. nlthomas profile image60
    nlthomasposted 12 years ago

    I tend to write my hubs in spurts. It is possible for me to write one in under half and hour, but then I get all OCD. I keep the hub unpublished, rereading it for things I might have missed, editing and checking my tags.

    So one day I might make various hubs, thinking of a good title and keywords. I'll let it sit for a few days while I think about the content, then I'll sit down, write what I can, find an image and save again. Give it another day, reread it, edit it and if all looks good, publish it.

  17. PurpleOne profile image81
    PurpleOneposted 12 years ago

    I think my record time for a hub is around 30 minutes. However, most of them take me at least a few hours to put together because I'm slow and censor myself way too much. I'm trying to get over the censor thing because then I'll be able to churn out way more hubs in a shorter period of time.

    So far, the most hubs I've been able to create in a day is 2 and that was just the other day.

  18. Shadesbreath profile image80
    Shadesbreathposted 12 years ago

    It varies greatly.  My last hub took a 28 minutes. The ones with research take longer (as much as three or four days), and some of the drawing hubs take a week or more. I spent two and a half weeks on one (won't be doing that again soon), but it was fun.

  19. prairieprincess profile image91
    prairieprincessposted 12 years ago

    It usually takes me at least two hours, but usually five or six hours, minimum. I think I am a pretty slow writer because I question myself a lot. And I find that getting pictures and videos, links and rss Feeds take forever, too.

  20. Flightkeeper profile image66
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    A simple hub will take me at at least two hours.  I'm constantly editing and trying out different phrases.  Then I try to spellcheck.


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