It depends on what kind of audiences you want. I've been writing for some time now even before joining Hubpages, and from my own experience I can say that if you want a wider range of audience, you should write on topics that appeal to generally most people. If you are looking for a faithful following, however, you should write on topics that you are most interested in, or have a deep expertise in, where you can share more quality knowledge with your audience.
Hubpages is an international website, so if you want to capture a wide range of audiences, it would be good to write on general topics that most people can relate to regardless of geographical boundaries. Otherwise, write what you feel confident in or have a deep interest or expertise in, and I'm sure readers sharing the same interest or expertise will appreciate you more for your wealth of knowledge.
Any topic you are passionate about. That would translate into your writing, making it more rich and real. On the other hand, if you write about things you're not that crazy about, just to please a certain audience, it might be a well-written article, but it would lack that extra-something that an article about something you like might have.
Travelogues and historical topics seem to go down well with the Hub pages 'audience'. Funnily enough, so do model railways.
I've drawn any number of visitors with my 'TRAVEL NORTH' pages. Literally hundreds. Similarly my historical pages have done well, some of the tavel pages combining both walking/cycling routes with local history.
As for railway modelling, all twenty of the 'RITES OF PASSAGE...' pages have performed well, too, partly drawing in my followers from the 'rmweb' site.
couple of the Hub-pages contributors speciaise in photographical subjects. Another takes his readers through a variety of guitars and guitarists.
What pleases you will no doubt please others, as long as you make your pages readable, with consistently good grammar/vernacular.
If you're trying to get a lot of followers, you should write about things that a lot of people tend to read about. But personally, I find that writing about what you enjoy does wonders, because your passion comes through each word, and you can draw the people in who will most interest you - finding like-minded people through your writing and getting good feedback rather than attracting the masses.
Try to write on topics that excite you the most and about which you also have profound knowledge. Topics which are not interesting will also not ignite the passion of your readers to go through it. Topics like do alien truly exist or how much you think alien know about us is truly interesting. You can also write topics about top 5 or top 10 sea beaches, ski resorts, hotels etc. You may refer to the site http://www.buzzle.com/articles/interest … about.html
by Aj Sethuraman 4 years ago
I want to write about things I love, which is what I'm told you should do. So, for you guys who have had successful hubs, are your hubs like that because:You got lucky, and what you're passionate about is a hot topic;You made hubs that you knew were popular topics;Or some other reason?
by petertheknight 7 years ago
Hi! I just join hubpages today and wrote my first two articles. One was on the Master Cleanse that I am doing a little research on and will probably try for myself and the other was a review of the new Harry Potter movie. I was very surprise to see that I have already gotten like...
by Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago
Where do you find the subjects that you write about?Is this an *inspiration, life experience or an idea that someone gave you? I know sometimes it hard to come up with something to write about. Would you find it helpful if there was a place to go to find ideas and subjects that you could write...
by KRC 8 years ago
I wanted to take a moment to encourage you to write about things you're passionate about. I'm sure you've heard "if you do what you love, the money will follow". I think that is an incredibly powerful and truthful statement. I want to share a personal experience with...
by Rob Allen 5 years ago
What are the topics you like to write about?
by Kelcie Rae Dunn 7 years ago
Do you normally write about what interests you, or what interests others?I know I write about things that are interesting to me, also because it's something I can get into. How do you chose what to write about? Because it's popular, or because you like it?
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