I have recently published my first hub http://dreamermeg.hubpages.com/hub/get_mapped
and would appreciate any feedback anyone is willing to give.
Your hub is fantastic - in depth, original photos, and well written. I love the way you include several different uses for mind maps - I had never heard of these before but the technique would work very well for my son, who always wants to write stories but has difficulty getting the ideas out of his head and onto paper.
The only thing that I could possibly suggest is a title change - someone might not be searching for "get mapped" in google, but perhaps a title like "Mind Mapping Techniques" or "How to Create Mind Maps" would fare better in the search engines.
Otherwise - wow! And welcome to Hubpages!
I agree with the previous poster. I would think you will need to change the title to something more search friendly. Maybe go to google adwords and type in mind mapping and look at the words searched and choose one of those phrases. A couple of your tags looked like they would be better titles. Also this may just be me but the hub seemed very long! That means you put a lot of work into it and it is quality but my only doubt would be if people will stay on the page to read it all the way through. Great job on a high quality hub!
Thanks very much. So maybe I would be better making 2 hubs out of the material? originally, I had 5 topics I was going to include!
You can split your topics into hubs - if you have five hubs, it would make a great little grouping. Use the "groups" tab to group them together under a common heading. You are really off to a great start!
Hi, DreamerMeg and welcome to HubPages! Your first effort is an engaging piece of work. I do have a couple of suggestions.
1. Your title, though fun, is very short and rather weak. I struggled with titles (a lot) when I first started writing online, and am a bit better at it now.) You can always edit your title, though you can't change the URL, but I am glad to see you have taken the suggestions on improving your tags.
2. You need to break up your larger paragraphs for ease of reading. If a paragraph looks like too big a chunk, many will skip it or stop reading altogether. It makes the hub (article) seem LONG. A simple rule is new idea = new paragraph - for example:
"Mind maps are easy to learn how to do and can be used even by children in primary school, where one of the main benefits can be in helping them to write essays. Most children don’t like to do any more writing (or word processing) than necessary, so planning out a story they want to write may seem like additional torture, on top of having to write an essay or story or project and they often want to get stuck straight in with what they know, then get lost and have to backtrack. By using a mind map, they can organise their story, make changes to the order or add more points, all without having to write (or type) or change lots of stuff.
In addition, they love adding little stick figures, arrows, colours, highlighters and any other visual aids they (or you) can think of to emphasise different points, make connections between different areas and generally be creative about producing their own, original work.
Grownups can have fun with mind maps too. Admit it - you really like using colours and highlighters and making little paw-print connection lines between different areas. And while you’re having fun, you can be doing really serious, important work, including academic research, creating technical help documentation, analysing a book or a chapter of a book, developing a company business plan or working on your nutrition and fitness plan for a competition."
As you can see, the three shorter chunks make it easier to follow the flow of ideas.
Hope this helps. Overall, it's an interesting article and good first hub. You'll learn lots here, and there is always someone willing to answer questions. Again, welcome to HubPages! Keep up the good work!
Thank you very much. In fact, seeing the way you have separated it out there, I could probably add another picture box with some examples the kinds of simple stick figures that can be added just to demonstrate that anyone can do this. Thanks
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