Creating A Hub Page
Starting a New Hub on HubPages
When I decide to create a new hub, I usually plan it out and write it in my word processor (Microsoft Word) but it can be any word processor you choose. It's easier to write it out there, then copy and paste one paragraph at a time into the Hub.
I generally start out with a paragraph giving a general explanation of what the Hub is about. For instance, I am writing one on making changes to a submitted thesis, in order to get it accepted and published. So paragraph 1 currently has the heading “Thesis Submission” followed by a paragraph explaining that I have submitted my thesis, had a viva and been passed, subject to making “minor revisions” to the thesis. I followed that with a paragraph headed “Problems” because there can always be problems and difficulties and I want to show what these are, so I can illustrate the way I overcome them.
Getting More Paragraphs / Points Added
I then felt able to do some actual work on the thesis (wow!) and wrote a paragraph detailing my first few baby steps and created a page with a table to write out the required changes, so I could tick them off as done.
One of the problems is my own nature! I know I procrastinate, I also over commit and allow other to over commit me too!!!! That led onto how I was starting out, which was added into the paragraph on baby steps and that led onto a major whine about how this is difficult and the nasty examiners have totally destroyed my thesis and given me loads more work to do all in the name of “minor corrections”. I now had 4 major paragraph headings:
First Piece of Work
And 2 sub paragraph headings to fit under “Problems”, these were “My nature” (I procrastinate) and “The nature of the Corrections” (my whine). I can order them in any way I like.
With an outline like this, I could write paragraphs to suit and then look for photographs to illustrate the Hub. These can either be my own or from somewhere like Pixabay.com, with suitable credit given. It’s also possible to use a mind map to create an outline. Once you have an outline, I feel it is easier to fill in the blanks, even 100 words at a time. I look at each paragraph as being equivalent to an article here on PersonaPaper, it's just a question of adding several articles at one time.
Hubpages encourage you to add polls to get audience participation. If you are teaching people things, you can also add a quiz. These all make the Hub more interesting. You can get pictures to fill the page or be smaller and sit on the right of text. These all add variety. Evergreen content is useful for earning from year to year and a minimum of 1200 to 1500 words is encouraged.
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/roundabout-zirkel-ball-hub-272046/