Do have a set routine when writing your hubs
For example to you set aside a certain amount of time to write?
They say Jack London set himself a goal of writing at least a thousand words a day, maybe it was more. I tend to write when the inspiration to hits, but am going to try and up the output some. There are times I'll concentrate hard on what to write but generally just relax and let the good ol' subconscious lead the way to the next subject. Works like a charm every time.
I tend to agree with you Alastar. It flows much more easily when relaxed. If I thought I had to write x amount of words per day I would quit. It would become to much like work or a chore. The words come so much more easily when it is spontaneous.
I could write every day if I had the time, but I don't so I will write when I can and save them back for when I start falling behind in publishing, unless I am especially hit by something I want to say.
I take alot of Notes. As I Write for six Blogs and my website, I am way off scheduled posting right now too! I need to get Busy. I Write when the spirit moves me Now. But I would sit and free write alot for hours on end. Kind of like an Artist might doodle or sketch. I Write down with out thinking the first things that come to mind. Or without intentionally thinking of topics. I guess this is why I write mostly Poetry and Blog postings. They say we write what we know. Don't ask me who they are I haven't found them yet. So I am Learning new things as often as I have time for. And Write what comes to me when it does. Donnie/ Sinbad the Sailor Man
I do not set aside a specific time or a set amount of time. When an inspiration hits me I open up a notebook file, type away like crazy as the thoughts pour out, then I edit, edit, edit. Once I am pleased with the result, I upload the hub to google docs and edit again till it is clean and presentable -- then I look for images, videos that go with it and fix a cup of mocha, sit down again and work at it in HubPages and submit.
This also sounds similar to my experience. Seems we all have a lot in common in terms of organisation.
I have a very similar process as well. I write when the inspiration hits, although I would like the inspiration to "hit more often!"
Do you complete a hub before moving on to another one, or do you have a few draft/unfinished ones going?
I sort of follow a routine but not the one I try to follow...
I want to write every day and I have shifted my schedule around to acomodate this. I've basically set aside the mornings to write. However I generally don't write during the mornings. Instead I wash the dishes, clean the kitchen and screw around reading other hubs, reading email and looking at pinterest. My writing normally gets done on my days off. I generally write three or four hubs in a row. I save them and edit them at night. I also tend to do most of my work in a coffee shop, either Starbucks or a local place. If I stay at home I have noticed that I don't write as much.
No I don't. I have plenty of time, I spend a lot of it reading hubs and answering questions. If I wanted to I could spend all that time writing. I find that if I try to force it, I don't enjoy it. Some of the best hubs are the ones that came the easiest. So, usually, I wait for inspiration to strike.
Michael....You've backed me into an inescapable corner. There is absolutely no routine, no schedule, no order and no certainty....nor anything remotely similar, in anything that I do. I am a free-floating row boat without oars, taking in water, as I am swept away, crashing against rocks in a raging storm, headed for the falls and I don't swim. Any more questions?
I had a message through a medium on this one from James Stewart,(I think you know him) he asks, 'Want my old Mae West?'
lol that is an image that I won't forget any time soon. I must say. It sounds very familiar to my own experience.
I second Effer's answer! We are in that row boat together! She sinks, I sink. We need to get to shore, she's rowing!
Ha ha sunshine, seems like we are all rowing and going around in circles. It is fun though.
I should..but I don't. I am thinking of setting up a program where I start three new hubs a day and do the research or add to them for a few days... This could work as I wouldn't feel so overwhelmed with producing. I do keep thinking up new ideas and write them down.
Where do you get your ideas? Do you keep a list(s)? I have a short list of ideas that should keep me busy for a few weeks, but I don't know what I'll do when I have finished my list. I have my fingers crossed that I will keep coming up with ideas.
I do the same thing concerning thinking up new ideas and must have 50+ half written hubs. I will get around to writing them fully if I run out of ideas. My difficulty is that I have so many ideas and so little time.
Do I have a routine? (What's a routine? - Only kidding)
I start my writing usually in the evening after trawling through my e-mails. I have a choice: I can a) add a few comments to questions or Hubs others have written, b) skip through the e-mails and add a new Hub-page to my site (after putting together the bare bones I enter the Internet for back-up data) with pictures I might already have 'in the bank' or dig up some new ones, c) add some pages - usually up to ten - to my fourth book in the RAVENFEAST series, BETRAYED, or c) a bit of each. It all depends on how much time I get for the process aside from breaking off to do this or that and get away from the monitor.
I am busy on weekends, so I write my hubs during the week during my lunch hour. With all of the research involved, that means that I don't produce very many hubs, just 2 or 3 a week.
As a music reviewer, I usually find a good song, find the highs and lows of the song, and write. I try and write 1-2 a day but usually I can't accomplish that during the week.
Like the rest of us, I don't have the time to be the full-time writer I wish to be. So I do what I can when I can. With time I try to produce one well-researched hub a day. This works on days off from work. When working I try to do research toward hubs, update lagging hubs, or produce and answer questions. Now that I see the money growing--and my SEO knowledge doing the same--I try to avoid long spaces of time between hubs as has occurred before. Right now hubbing is my "saved change" fund; soon, hopefully, it will be my savings fun!
There are so many elements to maintaining this online presence. It is important to get the balance right. The time commitment seems to actually increase the more hubs we produce. How weird.
I'm really happy I discovered online writing. It represents a stream of income drawing on something I enjoy doing, which is writing. And contrary to many in the community now, I think HP is doing everything to help its writers.
I don't really have a routine when it comes to writing my hubs, but my schedule is normally pretty full during the week. So I normally save my writing for the weekend, and I try to think of ideas during the week so that I can elaborate on them later.
Yes.i start writing a hub only if I have collected enough idea.....i usually maintain an excel sheet about the topic that emerges in my mind from time to time..........also also the points that i would be interested.when i am all satisfied that i can begin writing, i write and would stop only when i am done with publishing the hub.........
I don't set aside a certain time each day or week but I do make notes when something occurs to me & keep reminders of hubs I need to do using photos.
I try to do at the very least one hub every 2 weeks but usually more, unless I'm away. My output is fairly erratic!
My routine is:
write them in draft, out of hubpages,
then transpose to relevant capsules.
add the photos (already chosen & put into a separate file)
then proof-read everything at least once.
Then I do my links; text links, personal links to stop people losing my hub,
followed by the 'join hubpages' link to me.
Then comes the google advert positioning link.
When I'm satisfied everything is ready & the best I can manage for the moment (often revised later), I push the publish button & hope for the best!
I am what I would call a hubber that has two halves to his year. The winter half is when I am stuck in my forth floor appartment and write all my stories and info hubs.
The other half is the warm weather half where my wife and I spend most of the time from easter to October over at our static caravan on the German/ Netherland boarder. This is the time my wife comes into her own with a list of jobs generated over the winter months for me to do while we are there.
Most of the time I just get chance to answer my emails but not enough time to write any hubs.
That you could say is my routine.
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