I wouldn't focus on what's popular to readers, I'd focus on writing articles that you are capable of giving a unique viewpoint on. Keep in mind that, if you are doing this to make money, you need to write about something that advertisers can match paying ads to.
It's why you see so many recipes, travel articles, and tekkie gadget hubs. Because those get ads that people will click on and buy.
If you're interested in writing for the sake of writing, religion, politics, games, and animals are all highly read topics.
How should I know. "Please, don't call me a Hubber."
Sorry! I won't call you a "Hubber", I guess that's not the most dashing of compliments...
It's a joke. I wrote a hub by that title, and I was bending the rules to generate some interest. I am glad to be a hubber.
To answer the question . . . there isn't a subject in the world that doesn't interest hubbers.
Oops, I have not read that Hub yet! Thanks, I guess it is true that no matter what you write about, someone will want to read it.
I really don't write for others, I create hubs that I am passionate about. At the same time, my goal is always directed toward helping others. If your hubs are unique and original, traffic will come regardless of the topic. The key is to be sure the title is inviting.
I just write about what interests me. I figure if it interests me, surely there's someone else out there that finds it interesting as well.
Are the techniques on your hub about success not working for you?
No I've gotten quite a few comments on all my Hubs, And there scores are going up consistently. But I don't want to have a narrow field of writing if you know what I mean, so I was just wondering what people really like reading about?
The way your initial request is worded combined with your brief time on HubPages makes your inquiry appear to be much like past requests where people were just trying to copy or rip-off the work of top performers here, so don't be surprised if no one gives you anything resembling a specific answer.
If I knew, I'd write to that slant and be slamming them like the way I catch trout. Until then, I will write Hubs because I want to write. I write what interests me and hope others share my passion for the same topics.
Good advice, and I intend to do that as well. It just interests me to know what other people are interested in!
People are interested in all kinds of things. Although finding lucrative niches such as making-money, love and losing weight are great, the real sustainable passive income is writing long-term on your passions and interests. Write what you know, write it well and have fun. The money will follow.
You are doing really well on HubPages - you already have lots of comments and followers. Keep doing what you are doing and you will do fine.
The stuff that seems to generate the most comments, are things that are practical, but mainly anything that is a hubber to hubber benefit, like a how-to on something to do with hubpages. Also, any insight on keywords or anything to generate more traffic.
That will certainly get you interest from other Hubbers, but it will only be short-term, and you'll make very little money on them.
The HubPages community is very small, and if you just write with them in mind, you'll soon run out of audience. If your goal is to get readership and perhaps make some income, you need to be aiming at a much wider public - the millions of people who are searching on Google and other search engines.
So, the best way to choose a subject is to ask yourself, "what do I know about that people might be searching for?" As for keywords, ask yourself, "when they're searching, what words are they likely to be typing in?"
Other Hubbers won't share the topics that do well, because that would only increase the competition for that topic. So you really need to work it out for yourself.
parentsreview, thanks for your advice. That does make sense and I have seen that here on Hubpages.
Hey Fenn, The first question you need to ask yourself is who are you writing for? Are you writing for hubbers or are you writing for the world? If your writing for hubbers, it really doesn't matter what your writing about, because your followers will see your topics and read your hubs if they look interesting. If your're writing for the world wide web and and you want some traffic from other places besides hubpages, you will need to do some keyword research. So it all depends on who your writing for
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