I'm a newbie here at Hubpages and I'm feeling quite proud of myself having written my first hub.
Having said that, I feel I need to work on my speed. I started writing my hub in the morning, next thing I know - it's dinner.
What time frame do you aim for when writing a hub?
Any tips and tricks you'd like to share that help you reach that time frame?
I normally take about a month to get around to it for one reason or another then it takes about an hour or so to write it and another 30 mins to upload photos, videos and amazon etc..
I think it all depends on how well you know the topic. I write a lot of hubs on things I find fascinating, rather than know a lot about.
So then I need to do a lot of research to find facts I can add. I think we all want our hubs to be factual as far as possible.
These hubs can take me hours or days to research before I write, and I end up surrounded by notes I have taken during the research.
Then once it is written there is the search for photos, or if they are my own, taking them out of the camera and uploading them, sorting them out, reducing their size etc.
There is also the important matter of doing keyword research, preferably before anything is started to see if it is worth writing about. I've made that mistake a few times and not checked to see if anyone in the world actually wants to know about something, and finding later that they don't.
Actually titling hubs takes me the longest time.
I really struggle with that aspect, because having a good title has a lot to do with getting readers later.
Sometimes it is better to just start off with your main keywords in the title, because that becomes your url and while you can change the title later, you can't change the url.
But I have seen me throwing up a hub in half an hour. Not often that happens, but sometimes I just think on something I know really well, and write it down.
Hi Izzy, thanks for your reply.
Just wanted to ask you, how do you do a keyword search?
You can use the Google keyword tool, but remember this tool is for advertisers and not publishers, but its good for finding topics with high search and low competition.
https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/ … earch.none
You might also find Google Insights useful.
I'd say most of my hubs take me a couple days to put together. Even topics I know a lot about tend to take me a couple days.
i stare at the screen blankfaced for an hour, forget what I was gonna write, get up and get a fried egg i forgot about that's burning, that I was gonna slow sizzle to perfection, sit back down, open up my notepad, forget what i was gonna write about again, click over to my Facebook tab and finish a game I was playing,click back over and start writing the first few sentences, then...WHAMMO ...the doorbell rings and it's the UPS dude with my new logicam,and eventually after all is said and done i manage to write one in about 24 hours from when I started... maybe that's why I only have 24 hubs written...anyway.. my best advice is not to leave a fried egg on simmer while writing.. it really puts a dent in your writing plans!
Great advice! In fact, don't try cooking anything while writing.
I managed to burn a BOILED egg that way once. Did you know that boiled eggs explode once all the water has evaporated?
All over the ceiling and the light fitting and the walls! What job to clean it!
Day to days..sometimes maybe hours if I am inspired..otherwise these projects sit on the back burner.. until I find the time to go back to them.
I sometimes take a look at what I already wrote, and make another hub out of it in some way.
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