With all the changes at HubPages, I'd like to suggest a Capstone Hub Challenge. I'm not suggesting HubPages revive the paid Capstone Hub program, just that it could be perfect as the basis for a Challenge.
Darkside explains how the program worked in the Hub below:
Basically, you write a group of Hubs around a single topic, then "cap" them off with an "overview" Hub including summaries of all the "sub-Hubs". I feel that would be particularly useful with all the recent changes.
Firstly, it encourages Hubbers to create a solid body of work around one topic within their sub-domain, which Google likes.
Secondly, it means Hubbers can be less concerned about the prominence of "Related Hubs" in the new layout - because if you write a lot of Hubs about one topic, all using the same tags, there's a good chance your own Hubs will dominate the Related Hubs section.
Thirdly, some Hubbers are concerned about the more limited range of Hubs displayed on the proposed new Profile page. Creating a Capstone Hub for each of our main subject areas would solve that problem - we can feature our Capstones, which would make it easy for readers to navigate around all our Hubs.
Marisa, I certainly feel this is a great idea regardless. Capstone hubs are a great way to cross promote a subject, and a range of articles on that specific subject and sure, if my own Hubs came up more often in the 'related hubs' section of the site, I know I would be happy about that!
It occurred to me after reading some of the feedback on the proposed new profile, but I also think it's a good idea regardless.
When I did the 60 Day Challenge (which involved writing 30 Hubs), I decided to write them all on the same broad subject, with several sub-topics, and I found it really motivating.
I actually published the Capstone Hub first, saying "this is what I'm going to write about", then added each Hub link and summary as I wrote it. It was really nice to see it grow!
Great idea, with or without paid program, and certainly better for our readers. Thanks, Marisa!
by Debra Allen 10 years ago
Anyone doing this? How long does it take to get the contract to view it?
by Jimmy the jock 9 years ago
Thought that this new thread would make it easier for everyone to share their hubs for the Hub Challenge.....jimmyhere is my first http://hubpages.com/hub/Ladies-Rolex-Watches
by Ryan Hupfer 5 years ago
Yep, I'm going to be writing 100 Hubs in 30 days starting next Monday, May 11th. This might sound a little crazy (because it is), but I promise that I have a somewhat logical reason for doing it.So here's the story -- Yesterday I was surfing around the web, looking at some blogs that have been...
by Om Prakash Singh 10 years ago
Hub challenge is in progress and we have a whole bunch of Hubbers busy writing Hub. They have to write more then 3 Hubs each day to complete the challenge.I am not participating simply because I do not have time. I write my Hub after I go back home from office and on weekends. For me it is only ONE...
by Julie-Ann Amos 9 years ago
are we going to see any feedback? I recall something about HubPages reporting stats provided we tagged our hubs, which I duly did.And for those of us who sweated to achieve the magic 30 or even 100 in 30 days, apart from a bit of forum dialogue we've seen nothing... HubPages itself...
by Dave McClure 10 years ago
So, Hubtivity is swamped with new hubs that nobody really wanted to write and nobody really wants to read. The natural (and excellent) dynamic of this Great Domain is destroyed. And those of us who have work to do or are less than competitive by nature can only sit back and wait for the feeding...
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