What if I can't possibly stretch a topic to a 1,000 words?

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  1. Patsybell profile image86
    Patsybellposted 3 years ago

    What if I can't possibly stretch a topic to a 1,000 words?

    Need some advice. I'm getting ready to write some more heirloom tomato reviews. My goal is to set up all the individual tomato plant evaluations on a similar format. 400 - 600 words is about all I have to say. Should I combine 2 or 3 varieties to stretch the hub to 1,000 words? Will it take away value and interest for the individual tomato?


  2. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 3 years ago

    Actually, if it meets the 700+ whatever is it on the evergreen scale, you should be fine.  Just put headings on all of your photos, as that bumps up the word count.

    Blessings and I look forward to your hub!

  3. C.V.Rajan profile image59
    C.V.Rajanposted 3 years ago

    Yes. Combining 3-4 varieties is best. make sure to put each category info in separate text capsules. Make sure to give a title in the title box of the text. Insert photos for each variety.  Add a quiz at the end if possible (something like: Which variety of tomato is your favorite...)

  4. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    i usually write 700 words although 1000 is better. Try to add in sub headings and related ideas to the tomatoes like the biggest tomato in history, the color, cultivating and different country tomatoes, you should get 700 words for these

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is helpful. Thanks.

  5. OldRoses profile image96
    OldRosesposted 3 years ago

    I feel your pain! Getting to the magic 1000 words is impossible for me. Personally, I would limit each hub to one variety of tomato
    I think you will get more page views. Because people tend to search by variety. One way I have tried to eke out a better word count is to take a fact or facts that really doesn't fit well with my format and put it in a colored box in my hub. I get more facts in without ruining my flow and the words count towards my total. Good luck to you!

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

  6. Sundeep Kataria profile image67
    Sundeep Katariaposted 3 years ago

    Yes it does happen, may be with the prolific writers. While I agree with  the suggestions given here, I'd also recommend that you stop writing and working on that topic totally. Even shut your mind. Do something else. After couple of hours ( sometimes minutes) new ideas will flash in your mind. This can be like a small stream or a water fall.

    You may also refer to my hub on "How to get new Topics and Ideas for writing Great Hubs and Articles"

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sundeep Kataria, You are a natural born teacher. Thanks for the feedback.

  7. Carb Diva profile image97
    Carb Divaposted 3 years ago

    This is a factor in the ratings system that bothers me as well. I would much rather see 600 to 800 words that are clear and concise and contain excellent content than 1,000+ words that are rambling, poorly constructed, with gramatical mistakes and (even) misspellings. In HP it seems that quantity trumps quality. I have read all of your hubs since I started following you, and all of them are very well written. May I paraphrase Field of Dreams and say "if you write it they will come"?

    1. Patsybell profile image86
      Patsybellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Carb Diva, you sure know how to make my day.  I am honored that you read my hubs. Perhaps I should put in one more box: "Tenuous Content  Copy for  a rainy day."


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