I'm new to hubbing & I've never done blogging. My question is, what's the difference in hubbing & blogging (besides the money factor)? Can't hubbers make their hubs like their blogs? Like post about things they enjoy doing or writing about? I think it's really nice if you blog/hub while you make money, don't you think so?
I think that most people here have the point but I would say a hub should not be a blog but a blog can serve the same purpose as a hub. If you are looking to start a content business or are trying to self-brand for another purpose you may write in the same format in a blog as you would in a hub. For example http://zenhabits.com and http://problogger.com are both popular blogs in their format and they certainly don't publish in a personal voice (as some here are suggesting).
I have a couple blogs and they can come and go but I am finding that Hubbing is rewarding because there seems to be faster more discovery and more interactions--this will ultimately result in a higher viewership of my articles than my blogs ever had.
Either method of content delivery is acceptable and both can be complimentary but you should decide your objectives.
A blog post is usually short with a link elsewhere.
A Hub Page is a magazine size article which is educational or informative. It might have links to other resources, but the Hub itself is/should be complete in detail and shouldn't force people to go elsewhere.
You can add links to additional resources about the topic, but the topic should be covered completely by you.
Blogs are useful for drawing traffic to your Hub Page articles. Example: I have a blog(several blogs) which are tied into my Hubs. They have short posts to generate interest and a link to follow up to learn everything.
Writing a blog post is entirely up to the blog owner. It can be written in poor English and contain nothing of value. The same material published on HP will, provided it is caught by someone in the Hopper, be unpublished very rapidly.
On a more positive note, someone writing for their own blog on a useful topic and with the knowledge to monetise it will probably do better than writing on HP.
One of the best differences for me is the freedom to write what I want on hubpages. To be successful in a blog, you generally have to write in a particular niche. My interests are too wide and varied to form a coherent blog that people would follow. On hubpages I can write on as many different topics as I want, when I get bored of one particular area and I can start writing about something else.
Hubpages has a great community too, where you can share your hubs with others, get feedback, make friends, and learn so much. Blog platforms don't give you any of that.
Blogging is totally different you sink or swim by your own efforts.
I always think of blogs as online diaries, its all about you, or mostly about you, while I like to think of Hubs as articles about any subject imaginable.
Mine (blogs) are not money makers either. The topics I write my blogs on are not sales orientated so it is not surprising. I guess it is like voluntary work really. I just hope it is a good cause as I never get to know if their potatoes were a bumper crop or they enjoyed one of my whimsical stories.
The posts here are correct - a hub will be flagged if it is too personal (all about me in style). You can certainly refer to personal knowledge or experiences, but hubs should be overall informative and have useful information. Try taking the word 'I' out of your writing and it will help you avoid blogging when you write hubs.
Thank you all so much! Your answers have really helped me understand the difference!
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