Topics and the Importance of Proper Hub Categorization

With our ongoing Topic Expansion Initiative, new Topics are constantly being created to address specific niche subjects in overcrowded categories. With the creation of new Topics, it’s more important than ever that Hubs be correctly categorized. Here’s why:

Topic pages are visible to search engines and show up in search results just like individual featured Hubs. Basically, Topic pages are a second opportunity to boost your Hub traffic. By ensuring that your Hubs are published in the most appropriate Topic, you are:

  • Providing a user-friendly experience
  • Making your Hubs easier to find
  • Boosting engagement with your content
  • More accurately addressing the needs of niche searches
  • Ensuring that related Hubs that show up on that Hub are more likely to actually be related

What’s more, if you publish a Hub in a very specific leaf-level page that does not have many other Hubs, you will also have better odds of getting your Hub featured on the first ‘page’ of that Topic Page, which leads to more exposure and readers.

How can I categorize my Hubs as accurately as possible?

You can easily ensure that your Hubs are under the best possible Topic by taking a few moments to review the Hub Topic suggestions in the Hub Tool when you create a new Hub. If none of the Topic suggestions make sense, you can manually select the Topic you think is the better fit or run some searches using related keywords to see if the best-fitting Topic uses a different set of words than those used in your Hub’s title.

Why are the suggestions sometimes wrong?

Our Hub Topic suggestions are created using keywords, which means the suggestions are sometimes inaccurate (occasionally wildly so). For example, if I want to create a skateboarding Hub entitled “How to Do a San Francisco Flip,” our “Search” function for Topic suggestions has no way of knowing that “San Francisco Flip” is the title of a skateboarding move. None of the suggested Topics that show up involve skateboarding.

If I publish my Hub under the suggested Travel and Restaurant Topics, people searching for and viewing those Topic pages are unlikely to read my Hub, since they want to read about San Francisco restaurants and attractions, not skateboarding. But by taking a moment to manually categorize my Hub under the Skateboarding Topic or typing “skateboard” or “skateboarding” into the search box to look for better matches, I am ensuring that users who are looking for skateboarding Hubs will find mine easily:

Does categorization really matter that much?

Yes. You may have written the best carburetor installation Hub of all time, but if it’s categorized under Wire Wrap Jewelry, you’re losing all the readers who land on the Fuel System Topic page looking for Hubs just like yours. Don’t miss out on that audience!

Five Goal Breakdown Scenarios

Deciding on what to cover each month of an editorial calendar, or choosing small achievements that can help you move toward a very big goal, can be tough.

For some ideas on how to begin breaking things down, check out the hypothetical monthly themes associated with the five fun goals we outlined earlier this month.

Become a niche expert in 2013

Let’s pretend you want to be come an expert on dog leashes. Your initial goal breakdown might involve publishing articles around monthly themes, such as:

  • January: Cover the history of dog leashes
  • February: Basic dog leash safety
  • March: Fashionable dog leashes
  • April: Training dogs to behave well when on a leash
  • etc.

Publish your first book in 2013

When aiming you publish a book, your monthly goal breakdown might look like:

  • January: Publish five vignettes highlighting the personalities of your characters
  • February: Publish five vignettes from chapters you are beginning to write
  • May: Publish a draft of the first quarter of the book online to get feedback, immediately incorporate feedback
  • October: Compile the finished chapters, have them printed through an online service
  • November: Send samples of your printed book to at least ten potential publishers
  • etc.

Publish X Hubs in 2013

If you want to publish a certain number of Hubs in 2013, consider selecting themes to stave off writer’s block and take advantage of seasonal surges in traffic by covering certain subjects right before interest in them peaks. Your monthly goals might look something like:

  • January: Publish eight Hubs on subjects like Valentine’s Day, health, and goal achievement
  • March: Publish eight Hubs on subjects like summer recipes, graduation, and travel
  • October: Publish eight Hubs on the winter season and holidays
  • etc.

Become an active netizen in 2013

Because becoming an active netizen is a somewhat vague concept, it is best to break your goal achievement down into concrete monthly achievements.

  • January: Become a more informed member of sites on which you are active (e.g. read their tutorials, get to know more members…)
  • February: Research major social media networks and decide on a small handful you think would be worth your time (e.g. Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr)
  • March: Join one of those networks and get up to speed on the basics of being an informed member
  • April: Join another one of those networks and do the same, while maintaining an active presence on the networks you have already joined and committed to
  • etc.

Build a robust online portfolio in 2013

Building a strong online portfolio requires a mix of research and content creation. To publish work that can help you augment your career or land new work, you might have a monthly breakdown like this:

  • January: Evaluate your objectives (e.g. get hired by a design agency / become a freelance writer / look like a sound professional when searched for online…) and establish the best platforms and media through which those objectives can be reached.
  • February: Create or refurbish accounts on any relevant platform or network and establish a content strategy for each account
  • March through September: Establish a baseline amount of content you contribute to your collective online portfolio each month and STICK TO IT!
  • October: Begin reaching out to experts and potential employers for feedback
  • November: Incorporate feedback from experts into your online work
  • December: Get more feedback, amend your work accordingly, and prepare to begin using that portfolio come 2014!

[Image by Nemo, Public Domain, via pixabay]

 

How Editorial Calendars Help You Meet Your Writing Goals

Achievable goals are usually broken down into component parts. All sorts of goals are paired with special systems that make it easier for those pursuing them to approach their end states through a series of manageable baby steps.

Editorial Calendars – A Tool for Writers and Editors

The system used by most writers to achieve long-term and large-scale publishing goals is the editorial calendar. There are all sorts of editorial calendars- those for magazine editors, television producers, marketers, etc…. Regardless of their specific use, most editorial calendars share some common elements:

  • They break the year down into months, weeks, and days
  • They take advantage of seasonal themes
  • They enable one to focus on seasonal goals within the context of larger objectives

By creating an editorial calendar of your own, you may find it easier to achieve your online writing goals for the coming year- whatever they may be.

Creating an Editorial Calendar

The process of creating an editorial calendar is pretty straightforward:

  1. Brainstorm and outline what you want from the year. It is fine to lay out several different goals; editorial calendars are particularly useful in making it easy for you to fit and weave them together.
  2. Create the editorial calendar by deciding what, when, and where you will publish different articles, videos, social media posts, and other pieces of content that are related to your goals.
  3. Write, edit, and publish your work according to the calendar’s schedule.

Important Considerations

As you create your editorial calendar, you will benefit from:

  • Considering how you can make the most of different seasons. Consider cashing in on holiday subjects or seasonal events by making sure that you start publishing Hubs on the event around one and a half months before it occurs.
  • Being flexible. One can hardly anticipate everything that will happen in the coming twelve months. Be sure to make your calendar flexible. For example, do not make all of the content you write in September dependent on the content you write in August- something might come up in that month that drives you to focus on something else for a spell, and it would be bad if one small deviation from your calendar completely derails your goal achievement process.
  • Being reasonable. We often overestimate how much we will be able to achieve in any given time frame. Keep your expectations somewhat low in the beginning. If you find that you are capable of publishing high quality Hubs than you initially expected, you can always adjust your objectives accordingly.

As you do not need any special software to create an editorial calendar (all you really need is a physical calendar or a spreadsheet), you can get started right away. I hope you find it to be a helpful tool!

[Image by Nemo, Public Domain, via pixabay]

How to Write Successful Articles About Meeting Goals

Creating Hubs about your goals as you go about achieving them is an excellent way to gain more readers, make use of research you have already done, and make sure that you actually stick to your goals.

To help you create Hubs on the pursuit of goals that will be more likely to succeed, I would like to share with you the specific elements of a good goal-oriented Hub.

Focus On Readers

The most important thing to remember is that, while you may be writing about a personal goal, your primary focus should be on the needs of your readers. Your Hubs on goals should consist of guides, not personal stories. While it is fine to mention your personal experience, bring up unexpected difficulties you experienced, and provide the occasional personal anecdote, all of those details should be presented in a way that delivers useful information to readers.

For example, you might share unexpected bumps in your goal achievement quest in a Text Capsule titled “Common Roadblocks on the Path to Weight Loss” and present bullets summarizing problems you experienced and methods you used to overcome them.

Maximize utility; minimize talk

Another thing you can do to keep your Hubs reader-friendly is to make your personal stories and advice as succinct as possible. Avoid long paragraphs and utilize bulleted lists and lots of short Text Capsules with descriptive subheaders and supplementary images, videos, polls, quizzes, and tables.

Create a sensible collection

When sharing advice on creating and achieving goals, Hubbers typically create a collection of related Hubs that are linked together within the text of each Hub and also put into a Hub Group. This is an excellent means of developing a small online niche (something that is particularly worth doing if the goal you are covering is not very well-covered online).

That said, be sure that each Hub you write is a self-sufficient guide that completely covers one subset of the overall goal achievement process (e.g. Hubs with titles like “Buying New Clothes While Losing Weight” and “How to Deal with Weight Loss During the Holidays”).

Do not give your titles parts, and do not open your Hubs with “as I mentioned in my last Hub…” because most people (1) have not read your last Hub and (2) probably don’t even know what a Hub is because they found your article through search results.

Add as much original media as possible

One reason why Hubs on the pursuit of goals are so successful is that they are truly genuine. Articles that leverage real experiences of their authors tend to do much better than those built on shallow research and generalizations.

To leverage the personal experience that goes into these goal-oriented Hubs, include as much original media as possible- videos, images, and more! Before and after photos, especially when juxtaposed, have the potential to make your Hubs particularly popular. We’re all suckers for makeovers!

Hubs that incorporate these best practices have a real shot at seeing long-term success. Here’s hoping that you are just as successful at writing popular Hubs as you are at achieving your goals next year!

[Image by Nemo, Public Domain, via pixabay]

Why Write About Personal Goals?

While we are highly interested in the HubPages-related goals you create, we also encourage you to share your personal goals through your Hubs.

When presented properly, Hubs on tracking and achieving personal goals can be very helpful to others- and lucrative to the Hubbers who create them!

If you’re not quite convinced about the value of sharing the pursuit of your goals through your Hubs, read on.

You’re doing the research already

Good, detailed, major goals require a lot of research and time to put together. If you go on a diet, you will typically choose a particular approach or diet, establish a plan, and do some research on helpful recipes, motivational tactics, and exercises that can help you make good progress and stay on track.

Why not share all that useful information? So long as you present your findings in Hubs with search-friendly titles and make sure that each article you write (while perhaps associated with other articles about this goal) stands on its own as a complete online resource, you have a good chance of driving a decent amount of search traffic to your work.

If you have a goal, someone else probably has the same one

Why do Hubs on goals (when properly made) have a good shot at driving search traffic? Because if you have a goal, chances are a lot of other people have the same goal, and in all likelihood they’re typing queries into Google about it.

One of the greatest methods used by Hubbers to write Hubs that get a lot of traffic and attention is to select topics in which they have personal interest but for which they have little luck finding good search results. If there is not much information online on reaching a particular goal (e.g. you can’t find many guides to becoming a good indoor cactus farmer), you should fill in those gaps yourself by sharing Hubs on the process.

Writing about your progress can help you stick to your goals

In addition to helping others and possibly broadening your readership, writing publicly about your goals (while helping others achieve the same goal) can make you more likely to achieve that goal. This is the case for two reasons:

  1. Because you have made your goal public and you know that people are tracking your progress, you will be far less likely to give up because you know you are ‘being watched’ and a desire to not disappoint those who are cheering you own.
  2. By giving people advice on achieving a goal you are in the midst of pursuing, you are putting yourself in the mindset of one who is likely to achieve that goal. By writing guides, you are essentially saying to yourself ‘I am the type of person who achieves goals and is good enough about achieving them to give advice to others!’. The more you think like that sort of person, the more likely you are to become that person.

Caveat: there are ways to do this well AND horribly

Before I get you too excited about this whole goal writing process, I want to warn you that many, if not most people who write on HubPages about their goals do so in a way that pretty much prevents them from being successful.

They do so by:

  • Writing Hubs that do not have search-friendly titles
  • Writing Hubs that are just about their process and not full of helpful advice for others
  • Writing Hubs that are not designed first and foremost for readers
  • Writing Hubs that do not stand well by themselves (which is how most readers see them); this is often done with Hubs that are presented in parts (e.g. “Losing 50 Pounds: Part Five”- who wants to read part five???)

By avoiding these problems and focusing on creating search-friendly, stand-alone Hubs that are designed to help others, you can avoid this folly.

Good luck!

[Public Domain image by mickyroo via pixabay]

How TheRaggedEdge Draws Inspiration from Mixed Media

While we’re all for creating art for Hubs, we also advocate creating Hubs for art! TheRaggedEdge does this quite well, guiding readers through some beautiful mixed media projects in her craft-oriented Hub. Read on for some ideas on working your existing art into your HubPages portfolio!

Though you have an interest in many things, one of those interests is mixed media art, and your art crops up in many of your art-centric Hubs. Do you ever use it as added imagery in Hubs on other subjects?

I haven’t much yet, but if I can, I will. I have recently written one on Fabric Scrap Projects and have included some mixed media images in it. Your question has inspired me to go through my Hubs to see if any of them would benefit from some artwork.

For how long have you been creating art?

Since I could hold a crayon! I did lots of art in school, completed a few courses, and have played with watercolor and watercolor pencil all my adult life, but was almost always disappointed with the results. When I discovered art journals and mixed media, I realised you can make art without having to be talented at drawing or painting. Nowadays, I don’t feel right unless I have created something almost daily, even if it’s simply spending a few minutes sploshing paint on paper to make backgrounds for future projects. I’d say that I do some kind of art or craft project five days out of seven.

Do you know of any other writers who bolster their work with images of three dimensional art? Do you think that it makes a difference in making the articles more engaging or authentic?

There are several on HP. One I like is Laura Thykeston – her hubs are inspirational. Yes, it makes a huge difference if the writer uses their own work. It shows them to be authoritative, if you like. Many people who write about making art use other people’s images, which, to me, isn’t quite the same. How can you write about it authentically if you haven’t actually done it?

Does creating art- even art that you’re not Hubbing about- ever help you think through problems or give you ideas for new Hubs?

Absolutely. I am most relaxed when creating my mixed media ‘doodle paintings’, or when mindlessly painting fur on a cat rock – all kinds of ideas waft through my consciousness. I have to write them down right there and then though, or they disappear – like soap bubbles.

In which cases do you think it is a good idea to incorporate images or scans of mixed media work into one’s Hubs? What tips would you offer to those who are interested in doing so?

I think if the piece of art is remotely relevant to the Hub content, then go ahead, include it! Readers love images and they are the perfect way to illustrate, enliven and break up any hub. Even ‘slices’ of rough sketches and doodles can be used as borders between blocks of text. If they are your own work, then it’s another way of adding to your online brand.

First tip is: go make some mixed media art! Anyone can have a lot of fun with collage, glue, paint and pens. You could surprise yourself.

Secondly, and probably most importantly, if you want to include original images, be it art, craft or anything else, take photos or scans of every single thing you make. You never know when an image that you took months or years earlier will be perfect for a future Hub. That goes for all creativity, whether it be knitting, cooking or house painting. Always have a camera to hand.

[Thanks, TheRaggedEdge!]

Should you like to follow through on TheRaggedEdge’s tips and experiment with some mixed media art, check out some of her mixed media Hubs:

Using Illustrations to Augment Your Hubs

We put a huge emphasis on using original (or at least super high quality and legally used and properly attributed) photos in your Hubs, and with good reason. We live in an age where some of the most successful online content is very visual. Attractive images encourage people to pin their sources on Pinterest or click through when they see alluring thumbnails on Facebook or Google+, hence those looking to build an audience should make a point of including as many alluring visuals in one’s work as possible.

While photos are a great option, they are by no means the only option. Many Hubbers also augment their Hubs with custom illustrations, and in many ways, these have an even more meaningful impact.

Original, author-created sketches, drawings, images, and graphics:

  • Stand out, as they are different from photos (which are still the most popular form of visual media on HubPages)
  • Show that the author was willing to go the extra mile to create a special graphic to support his or her content
  • More effectively illustrate complex situations or make it possible process statistics (via the use of diagrams, graphs, and charts)

As original illustrations can be so effective, we hope you’ll consider working more into your Hubs in the days and weeks to come. To help you do so effectively, we’ll be sharing tips and tricks on including custom made graphics throughout the month of October.

A Very Evocative Hubbing Space

It has been fascinating to have a peek into the Hubbing spaces of so many HubPages community members of the past couple of days. Each space in its own way is inspiring its occupant, whether it offers beautiful views or is designed around one thing: a focus on writing.

One particularly interesting space that has been shared with us by whowas. It has a splendid 19th Century feel to it- almost as though it were an oil painting.

Along with his photo, whowas provided a great explanation of his space:

This is my desk. It’s also where most of my Hubbing takes place. I do a lot of writing, reading and study here.

Originally, the idea was to have a vast, clean space…but that clearly didn’t work out. Despite the clutter, there is nothing here that distracts me. Every time I look up from the page, I see something that reminds me of why I am here: to learn, to read, to study, to write.

The whole room is deeply insulated by floor to ceiling bookcases in which the books are stacked two deep. There are also books and journals on the floor, piled in towers. I’ve read them all and they are only the ones I consider essential reference material. It would be reasonable to assume that I am slightly insane, perhaps a little obsessive.

The clock on the windowsill belonged to my grandmother, the teapot was a gift from a beloved friend and has never been used. The skeleton is a rock dove. The photograph next to it is of Firenze, my second home in Italy. The microscope, the starting point of many remarkable adventures.

This picture was taken at night. Most of my work takes place early in the morning and late at night. I dream awake in the nurturing darkness. I am always alone when working. It is a secret, private place, this. My grotto. Even in daytime, the view through the window is obscured by the overhanging branches of a large, evergreen shrub.

Writing, even a commercial piece or a light-hearted hub, is essentially a way of living, a dreaming, a way of thinking rendered tactile and immediate at the fingertips.

That’s what my desk is all about.

If that description doesn’t make you want to rush to your own Hubbing space, I don’t know what will!

Whether your Hubbing space is uncluttered and bright or loaded with fascinating artifacts, reference books, and objects of inspiration, we want to see it!

Share photos of your Hubbing space with us on our Facebook page, on Twitter (by using the hashtag #MyHubbingSpace), or on Google+, and  be sure to tell us a bit about it- why it works for you, how it keeps you going, and how you have customized it to make it your own. Should you like to have your photo featured on the HubPages Blog,  you can also email photos directly to me at simone.smith (at) HubPages.com.

 

[Thanks for sharing your awesome Hubbing space with us, whowas!]

Host a Hubbing Retreat!

They say that some of our most productive work happens when we’re relaxed and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Many people have “ah-hah” moments on their front porch, in the shower, at the kitchen table, and in many other seemingly un-productive places.

With this in mind, why should we always sit down to write Hubs in the same place? Would it not be fun to work on one’s Hubs in a different sort of environment every now and then?

I first got the idea of holding a Hubbing retreat from an awesome Hub by Brainy Bunny. She and her sister theclevercat took two days to focus on writing and improving Hubs. On the first day, they focused exclusively on generating new ideas and writing Hubs. On the second day, they worked on polishing and promoting their work. For this retreat, they set up a comfortable space at Brainy Bunny’s home, spent some time working from a coffee shop, and took lots of breaks. In addition to focusing on their own work, the sisters traded ideas and helped each other out.

Brainy Bunny’s Hubbing retreat sounds absolutely lovely to me! I love how collaborative it was, that they regularly changed locations, and that they worked in relaxed, comfortable, stress-free environments. I strongly believe that we could all benefit from a Hubbing retreat every now and then, and in addition to sharing Brainy Bunny’s ideas with you, I would like to add some additional ideas to the mix.

More Hubbing Retreat Ideas

  • Make use of your vacations: Traveling and camping is fun, but sometimes it can get boring- on long train rides or in remote, sparsely-populated and internet-free wilderness areas, for example. One can turn these opportunities into Hubbing retreats by bringing along a small notebook and jotting down ideas and outlines. Being on vacation can help you slip into a more creative, relaxed mindset, plus being in a new place can help you approach problems and writing ideas with a fresh perspective.
  • Take advantage of sick days: Sometimes we get sick because our bodies are exhausted and our minds are begging for something new to focus on. If you’re stressed out at work and find yourself home sick and constantly churning over the same problems at work, consider giving yourself that much needed break by holding a short one-person Hubbing retreat and focusing on creative, outside-of-everyday-life things for a bit. You can completey revitalize your HubPages portfolio, plus physically recover and return to work ready to take on those looming challenges with fresh energy and a bit of grounded perspective to back you up.
  • Join your kids: Kids regularly retreat to various places to work on schoolwork- why not join them? When I was a kid and busy studying, my parents would occasionally join me in what we all called “parallel play.” Essentially, they’d just sit down next to me and work on their own projects as I worked on mine. This can be a great way to regularly work on your Hubs, and additionally helps you connect with your kids (or other young friends and family members). What’s more, younger generations might contribute some fresh ideas to your Hubs!
  • Book Hubbing retreat flights: Many airlines offer wireless internet on certain flights. If you can manage to snag those on your next cross-country journey, you can turn each flight into a distraction-free, outside-the-normal-environment Hubbing retreat. Even if you can’t get a flight that has wireless internet, you can still bring along a laptop, phone, notebook, or tablet, and work on Hubs offline.
  • Create designated, reoccurring Hub retreat time slots: Many of the world’s must successful and famous writers say they’re successful in part because they’ve set up a regular schedule for writing- one which they will not let anyone else compromise. Even if it is just fifteen minutes each morning, or two hours every Sunday evening, consider setting aside a designated Hubbing retreat time that you never miss. This time might also be a great way to forget about everything else that’s going on in your life and unwind!
  • Mix pamper time with Hubbing time: While I frequently encounter Hubbers working like professionals- that is, Hubbing from home offices, sitting at desks, and treating the entire process very seriously, I rarely hear about Hubbers Hubbing while they are totally relaxed and in a stress-free state. Why not tap into the extra creativity and focus one enjoys when feeling blissed out by combining pleasant things like sitting in your backyard, passively watching a Nascar race, painting your toenails, or doing whatever else it is that helps you relax, with Hubbing? You don’t have to be super engaged in the Hubbing process at these times, but by working on outlines and new ideas while doing something very relaxing, you might think up some marvelous new things.
  • Turn workouts into Hubbing retreats: Once you get warmed up and are in a nice state of flow, great ideas emerge from their hiding places! If you work out on a treadmill, recumbent bike, or elliptical, consider bringing a laptop with you and jotting down ideas while working out.  You might even lose track of time and end up working out longer.
  • Host a Hubbing retreat with your friends: Whether or not your friends already have HubPages accounts, consider hosting a Hubbing retreat with them. It doesn’t have to be HubPages-specific; it can be about writing and being more creative in general. Everyone can bring a project they’re working on, and in a common, comfortable, and fun environment, everyone can share ideas and offer group support. One benefit of bringing together a bunch of friends that are working on a variety of creative projects (e.g. poetry, Hubbing, painting, and novel writing) is that each individual offers a fresh perspective that might give you some useful ideas.

These are only a couple of ideas for Hubbing retreats. Have you ever held a Hubbing retreat before, or are you planning one for the future? What does your ideal Hubbing retreat entail? Share your ideas and experiences in the comments below!

 

How to Regularly Publish When You’re Crazy Busy

Chances are you’re incredibly busy. So are we! That said, just because we have a lot of responsibilities does not mean that we have to sideline our writing careers. There are plenty of ways in which one can regularly publish online articles while still managing a rigorous work and home life. In this week’s podcast (Creating Hubs while Crazy Busy), we outline three ways in which this can be easily done:

  1. Make use of your old work by converting essays and research papers into rich online articles: We outlined this process in last week’s podcast. It’s quite easy, and is a great way to make the most of great work you’ve already done!
  2. As you explain something to a friend, colleague, or family member, record your explanation for use in a Hub: You can do this by copying the text that you wrote in a letter or email, or turning on a dictation app when you’re explaining something to a friend verbally. Doing so kills two birds with one stone, and also makes it easier for your friend to find your advice should they forget it! Besides, if your tips are useful for one person, they’re more than likely useful to many people, which means that Hubs you create in this manner may get a decent amount of search traffic.
  3. Write your articles while you wait: Make the most of your commute, time spent queueing, and hours wiled away in waiting rooms and airport lounges by pulling out a notebook, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and writing drafts for Hubs. You’ll be staving off boredom AND getting in some much-anticipated writing.

 

Here’s one more bonus tip in regard to getting great videos and images for your Hubs: ask friends and family members to do the photography and videography for you! If you’re making dinner for your family, ask one of your kids to film you in the kitchen. If you’re teaching your child how to ride a bike, ask a neighbor to snap a photo for you. Usually, people appreciate being involved in your writing process, and as an added bonus, they may be more likely to share your article once it’s published because they have a stake in its success.

On a somewhat unrelated note, we have decided to put the Online Writing Insider podcast on hiatus. We have had a blast creating these podcasts, but we’re running out of online writing issues to cover. What would you like us to focus on in future blog posts? Let us know in the comments below!