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5 Top Tips for Writing More Online Posts

Updated on June 2, 2016

How to Write More Hubs

How many times have you been doing something and thought to yourself, "I should write a hub about that"? The moment passes, you don't write your idea down and when you sit in front of your computer screen you can't remember what you wanted to write about? Okay, perhaps it's just me who has this problem.

Or is it?

Today I would like to share with you where you can discover ideas to write more hubs. Of course you don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity but the more hubs, or posts, you have the more likely you are to get views and we all know more views equals more money.

Solve problems for people

Think back to when you were in school. For some of us, this can be a long time ago! The teacher told us not to be shy about asking questions because it was likely we weren't the only ones who didn't understand. This was and still is wonderful advice. Let me explain how this relates to today's post.

Over the years people's usage of the internet has change. They now search for things on the internet to help them solve problems.

They either want more of something

  • more money
  • more friends
  • more information
  • more gossip

or less of something

  • less stress,
  • less pimples
  • less wrinkles
  • less weeds

As writers, we can offer help in these and other areas. What advice can you suggest to help people solve problems? What questions are your friends, work colleagues, or children asking you about? If you don't know the answers to the questions, can you research how to solve these problems?

Writing 'how to' hubs.

Another great idea for posts are 'instructional articles'. What was the last thing you figured out how to do. It doesn't matter how simple it seems to you now, there is someone out there who doesn't know how to do what you just learned. Whether this is how to build a wasp trap, take an underwater photo of the fish in the aquarium or to get into a car without smudging their newly polished nails.

Don't think that it is all about writing out instructions, 'how to videos ' show people how to do everything from parallel parking to knitting. Below is one I made with my friend to help language learners.

Using Posts as Reference Material

I have also found that writing reference posts for things you don't do often but may need to know in the future. For example I wrote a hub about how to insert a table into Blogger. Now if months pass before I need to make another table, it is possible (okay, quite likely) I will forget how I did it.

If I have posted an article here on Hubpages, I can refer back to the hub I wrote some time ago and refresh my memory. Remember although these are things which may help you, there are people all over the world who are wondering how to do something, and searching on the internet to find a simple solution. You can be that problem solver.

Post Your Recipes Online

Do you put recipes here on Hubpages? I have posted several, some of them get more views than others. I have had a few awarded an 'editors choice' accolade and others which get additional views around the holidays.

The thing is, I found I was using these recipes as references. Because I have successfully made these recipes and posted them here, it makes an easy reference for me. As a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of cook, I don't use recipes for the things I make frequently. So for those items I make just on special occassions I refer to my hub Instead of trying to find that elusive recipe card which is stuck inside one of my many cookbooks.

People Love Lists

As impatient humans, we now expect to have everything we want delivered to us not in a leisurely manner but fast. We want our problems solved in as short a time and painlessly as possible. Enter the list as a means of getting your reader's attention.

.Have you ever noticed how many titles you see such as these below.

  • The top 10 ways to lose weight
  • 5 easy tips to learn Russian
  • Build better biceps with these 8 secret exercises
  • 20 unbelievable conspiracy theories
  • 7 meals in 30 minutes (or less)

So why are lists so popular? We are busy people, and lists are easy to browse through. If one catches our attention we'll stay and read it. If , after scanning it, we don't like it or it doesn't offer what we are looking for, we can move on quickly without having to trawl through lengthy paragraphs.

The joy of lists for the writer, is the post almost writes itself. You pick the overall topic and subtitles. Then a paragraph or two explaining each subtitle. Add a few carefully selected photos, a video related to the topic, and maybe a poll. Bingo you have just written another hub. Now if you have written something which lends itself to something you can sell, place an Amazon, Ebay or affiliate ad on your post.

Don't forget that writing your article is just part of the process. You need to share it across the social media sites and being an active member here on Hubpages helps boost its presence.

Keep your page fresh by updating it and adding new information and pictures.

Do you find it easy to come up with ideas for posts?

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very useful for those who have problems coming up with ideas. I happen to love "list" articles. They are always interesting no matter the topic.

      I hope you had a brilliant weekend.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great thinking and hub writing, Blond Logic. Very useful to everyone here. Voted up!

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Bill,

      I too love list articles, it seems a very user friendly approach.

      I am indeed having a great weekend. I hope the weather is being kind to you up there. As always, wonderful to hear from you.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hello Kristen,

      Thank you for your kind words and the vote. I think it is easy to get stumped at times and almost feel catatonic when writing. Sometimes a person just needs to start.

      Thanks for your visit.

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      Robert Odell Jr 2 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee

      This is a very useful and interesting hub. Thank you for the great ideas.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you I am pleased you enjoyed it.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very useful hub. I find problem in finding topics and ideas. I get some ideas when in toilet or doing some other busy work in kitchen. But, then, I forget all about it and when sitting at computer, do not recollect.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      I know what you mean, my greatest ideas come when I am working in the garden. Perhaps a voice recorder is what we need with us.

      Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      Certified Noob 2 years ago

      Interesting hub, especially using your posts as refernce material part .

      Upvoted .

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hello Integrater,

      I found I kept having to look up my own recipes here on Hubpages. There are so many things we do only occasionally which we can post here as a reminder to ourselves. The great part is other people are probably wanting to know about it as well.


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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great suggestions, practical and helpful. Voted Up!

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Ms Dora,

      Thank you for the vote and your visit.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      These are wonderful, focused and helpful tips that can build traffic to a blog.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hello Mona,

      Thank you for your thoughts. I hope others will benefit from them.

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      peachy 24 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for your tips. My hubs are mainly recipes, Crafts and health are declining here

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      Mary Wickison 24 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Peachpurple,

      I didn't realize that crafts and health were going down, I must say I am surprised as on Pinterest there are so many. Perhaps we as a group need to share more on Pinterest.

      I think recipes do well, I am always looking for new variation on things to cook as I am sure others are as well.

      Thanks for reading.

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      Linda Crampton 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This hub contains some useful advice! Thank you for sharing the tips and ideas.

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      peachy 23 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Recipes for me. Gets more comments and traffic than health topics

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      Mary Wickison 23 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Alicia,

      You're very welcome. I am pleased you found it useful.

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      Mary Wickison 23 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Peachpurple,

      Yes I would agree with you. I know my recipe hubs seem to do well.

      Thanks for your visit.

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      muhammad abdullah javed 23 months ago

      Blond Logic being a teacher taught well about the generation of new ideas, I found this to be very useful. Thank you so much.

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