How to to Improve Your Skills by Hopping More Hubs

Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 3.45.43 PMEarlier this week we alluded to Hub Hopping as a means of getting inspired. Indeed, Hopping a couple of Hubs every week can make a big difference in the success and failure of your Hubs. Here’s why:

  • You will see a wide diversity of Hubs outside of your normal circles of favorite Hubs and Topics
  • You will be exposed to a variety of writing styles and formats
  • You will see many different subjects that might encourage you to reach outside your comfort zone
  • You will see how each and every capsule is used, which can help you know how to begin using more yourself
  • Because you actively rate each Hub you Hop, you will get a better idea of the substance, organization, and grammar standards to which your own work is being held

As you can see, this experience can be very instructive!

How to Find Good Topics

We recently asked for some Online Writing Insider topic suggestions on our Facebook page and received a couple of excellent recommendations. One came from Tracy Robinson, who was looking for some advice on How to Find Good Topics to Hub about.

In this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast, we outline five different ways to find topics for new online articles. These are methods we have found to be most successful in inspiring Hubs that aren’t only popular, but high earners, and they’re taken directly from the standard practices of some of our site’s top earners.  We hope you find these resources to be just as useful as we do.

Big thanks to Tracy Robinson for inspiring this week’s theme. We always appreciate getting feedback on the podcast, so if you have any comments or recommendations of your own, please send them to podcast-at-HubPages-dot-com!

DESTROYING Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is one of the scariest roadblocks a writer can encounter- and unfortunately, it is almost inevitable!  Luckily, writers make for creative problem solvers.

Pia Chatterjee wrote a post in her On Writing Well series sharing her favorite means of overcoming writer’s block some days back.  She got even more great writer’s block busting tips in comments, so we thought we would do a podcast on the subject!

Listen in to this week’s podcast (How to fight writer’s block) for a collection of our favorite means of bringing back inspiration.  We hope you enjoy it, and if you have a tried and true method for getting over writer’s block that we did not cover, tell us about it in an email! Just drop us a line at podcast (at) HubPages (dot) com.

How to Stay Sharp as an Online Writer

The best online writers are constantly improving their work.  Are you?

Continuously upping one’s ante is helpful in many respects.  It helps your articles continue to rank well in search engine results, it helps you garner more loyal readers, and it also helps you become a better, stronger author.  Listen in to this week’s Online Writing Insider podcast (How to Stay Sharp as an Online Writer) for some advice on how to become (and remain) the best writer possible.

Part of the process involves careful research and analysis, the other part involves adopting the right mindset.  The process takes energy, but is well worth the effort!

If there is an online writing issue that perplexes, interests, or intrigues you, tell us about it! We’re always looking for new Online Writing Insider topics and would love to hear from you. Send feedback and suggestions to podcast (at) HubPages (dot) com.