Tuesday, April 23, 2013

working on spring and summer articles

A few times a year, I like to put out a call for seasonal article ideas. Seasonal and holiday articles have been huge for me on HubPages, and I'm not planning to stop writing them any time soon. While I rarely have a shortage of ideas, I also like to want to know what people are interested in reading and if there are new trends that I should be covering. I have gotten some wonderful article suggestions from readers the past year such as Tailgating Party Ideas and Tips: Food, Recipes, Supplies, Decorations, and More (thanks, Edi!) and want to keep that door open.

I have started a few new article series already this spring.

A woman who used to work for an educational publishing company told me that this article is great and could easily be fleshed out into an ebook, which was a huge ego boost. I'm not sure that will happen in the near future, but it got me thinking.

I'm sure it's not a surprise that I love writing about button crafts. On a whim, I started searching for seasonal and holiday button projects one day. There are a lot out there, so I'm going with it. I've also written an Easter themed button craft article.

Everywhere you look these days online, there are washi tape projects. I have some non-seasonal ideas washi tape ideas planned already. However, with the Easter traffic long gone, I'm really ramping up my seasonal content this month so I published this article first.

This is not new for the spring, but I've also had a couple new seasonal and holiday photography series going this past year.

Here are a few more examples of my existing spring and summer articles.

What do you want to see for the remainder of the spring and the summer?
I am most interested in ideas relating to teaching/education, crafts, photography, holidays/other seasonal topics, food/cooking, and Milwaukee, but I am always open to other suggestions. Some of my highest traffic articles are out of my norm, such as Frugal Storage Ideas for Small Homes: Creative, Unique Organization Methods. (I know that isn't a seasonal topic, but it's the first thing that came to mind.)

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  1. Ya know, the more I do this online stuff, the more I find that beautiful, DIY articles of crafts and similar things do well. I even love all that stuff, too. :) Congrats on your success with these types of articles, too.

  2. I love the creative, function storage ideas!

  3. Congrats Rose, great idea to ask people what they would like to see you do more of or new projects.Will have a think but i love all of what you do and you do it so well!!

  4. So many people are interested in tips in photography and digital printing. It's just down your alley! I believe there are lots of people also interested in frugal techniques and recycling tips. Good luck with new topics! {:-D

  5. Yes, I'd love to see more on photos, too! You have the best product photos around with such great, white backgrounds. I know you already have some hubs on this vein, but it's something I'd love to read more of!

  6. You write the best articles, Rose!
    How about Summer picnics or tea parties for kids?

  7. That's quite the variety of articles! How about recipes using the fruits and veggies of the season or quick and easy no cook recipes for during the heat of the summer.

  8. Wow - what a wonderful selection of articles! Spring and summer are such busy times - a little organization that can help get those "jobs" done faster so there is more time to play outside would be great.

  9. I'm in awe of your photos. I'd love to have you share some tips.

  10. Thanks for sharing these! I know I've been kind MIA lately but I do plan on getting back into the groove as soon as I possibly can. Rose, I know you have experience teaching.. I hope you don't mind me asking but do you have experience working with Autistic children? Thanks again for this post :)


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