Tweak or Write New - Which is a higher priority?

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  1. misslong123 profile image83
    misslong123posted 5 years ago

    Tweak or Write New - Which is a higher priority?

    What should I focus on more: tweaking my hubs that are around 74 (hub score) or writing new hubs - the more, the better? (Of course, realizing that I will never sacrifice "MORE" for "QUALITY").

  2. GoForTheJuggler profile image86
    GoForTheJugglerposted 5 years ago

    Whichever way the wind blows. I took about a year off, came back, wrote a new hub, then spent a week tweaking my others. Now I'm back to writing 1-2 a week.

  3. Organised Kaos profile image91
    Organised Kaosposted 5 years ago

    At this point of my game - the starting point - I need to just get that content out there. Write some new stuff and make it quality to begin with to limit the need to tweak.

    In saying that though, I am always doing small edits to typos, spelling grammar.

    SO really, just a bit of both!

  4. DATALOAD profile image60
    DATALOADposted 5 years ago

    I would say create new. The hubscores seem to be arbitrary numbers rather than reflective of the true quality of writing. By writing more quality hubs your hubscore average will improve naturally though not for individual hubs.

    You could consider setting time aside for a special revision session, and have the best of both worlds. Tweaks can always be made.

  5. misslong123 profile image83
    misslong123posted 5 years ago

    Thank you guys for your advice. It is really helping me make up my mind what to focus on.

    ~Michele

  6. profile image68
    Writer Chuckposted 5 years ago

    I would say do both. A hub that was worth writing in the first place can always be enhanced.  Writing new hubs is always desirable if written and corrected, or tweaked to their full potential.  Some of the published hub I see were written in haste. You can tell that the author didn't wait a day or so to read and tweak with a fresh outlook.

  7. profile image93
    Robbie C Wilsonposted 5 years ago

    I am like most people here I suspect. I mix the two, I am always looking to write new hubs, but at the same time I look back over my old hubs and improve them as necessary. I don't use Hub Score as a basis for a rewrite, but rather how old they are. My skills and knowledge writing hubs have improved markedly over my time here in HubPages and my goal is to have all my hubs at the same standard. One of my goals for 2013 is to re-write all my 2012 hubs which I am still working through.

    1. misslong123 profile image83
      misslong123posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sound like me. I have improved drastically and am anxious to show this in my old hubs. Do you have a process, system, or list for your revised standards? I would love to learn more.

  8. alancaster149 profile image83
    alancaster149posted 5 years ago

    I do a fair bit of 'tweaking' these days, adding bits to earlier Hub-pages, deleting images and replacing them.
    Oh, I've added a few more in a new series of 21 on the Celts. I've got to get back to my books again as well when I've added another two or three pages.

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    I always think new hubs should be written before tweaking old ones. A lot of times, you never know when inspiration is going to strike, and you have the seize it when it does. After you get out all your ideas, you'll find periods of time where you get no inspiration at all. That is the time to tweak hubs.

    1. misslong123 profile image83
      misslong123posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      These are great answers. I think my problem is when I started out I didn't know much and I have a million ideas for new hubs so hmm I guess I worry I could write write write and never get motivated to fix my newbie hubs. My lowest one is at 74.

    2. M. T. Dremer profile image92
      M. T. Dremerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My lowest is 65, so you're not in a bad place.

 
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