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Lita's Random Poetry Challenge

  1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Hey guys:  I was wondering if we all could list here when we publish new poems in the 30 days' series Lita Sorensen suggested in her Hub?  I've been checking "Hubtivity" to see if people are posting poems, but I'm sure I've missed some -- Can we do that?  I know the rules say not to start a thread simply to post links, but this would be a way to keep track of each other's poems.

    1. floeticpoet profile image60
      floeticpoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Theresa McGurk, thats a good idea. It sounds like a plan to me! So when do we get started?

  2. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    I agree Teresa. Besides some of the poems that have come out since Lila's hub have similar sounding titles - it's confusing at times. Your idea would help us keep tabs on each one.

    PS i have yet to start work on one though - reading all those poems is so much fun I can't get myself started big_smile

  3. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    What I would suggest is that you create a request for the 30 day series, and have each hub answer the request.  That way they will all be grouped together in one place.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds good...

      1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
        Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ah!  Smart thinking, indeed.  Thanks!

    2. ajcor profile image61
      ajcorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Paul  - This does like a great idea however, if we don't answer the poems in the listed order by hub request (which is how people are answering them - me included) will this put the whole process out of kilter?  cheers
      in other words can we provide a poem in the order and timeframe that we choose? or as I re-read your suggestion above could it be a 30 day series with all  requests in together for people to pick and choose at will?  thanks

  4. TKIMWRSVC profile image60
    TKIMWRSVCposted 8 years ago

    So an existing hub can answer a request?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately no, but my suggestion will work for all new hubs going forward.  Now that I've read more about what the thirty day series is, I would suggest creating one new request for each day that is left.  You could then use the RSS feed from the request as a capsule in the main hub to list the top scoring hubs for each day.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm having to take a day or two off the challenge. I'm under the weather and can't think of writing at the moment.

  6. Robin Layne profile image80
    Robin Layneposted 8 years ago

    I'm new to this. What in the world is this poetry challenge you refer to, and how can I participate? I read the request in Hub requests section, and it led me to a profile, not to an answer to that question. I am a poet, and so far I have posted one poem as part of an article, and am thinking of publishing more in Hubs but not sure how to go about it.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Here's a link that should take you to the original Hub we're talking about -- Poetry Challenge

      Welcome to HubPages, and hope you find it as much fun as we do.

  7. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Of course, we could always do what everyone else has been doing all along, I've just discovered, and add links to our poems in the comments section at the end of Lita's original Hub.  I believe the correct comment for me to make now is "D'oh."

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image84
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Or, put a tag in. I put in Random Poetry Challenge as a tag in my postings.

      1. TKIMWRSVC profile image60
        TKIMWRSVCposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Nice idea Univinted, adding that right now to my hub. Got 6 of 7 days written, pretty pleased with a few of them.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Hi, guys--

    Wow, a lot has occurred while I have been busy and my internet iffy...

    Ryan Hupfer has suggested that I make a request for each random poem suggestion--so that we'd all be notified and because it would promote linkage and more traffic.

    What do you guys think?  I could do that, if it is helpful.... 

    I wanna reiterate, tho, you can take any piece or part of these random directions and use them for whatever day you want.  I hate being told what to do and when to do it, lol!  So!

    1. TKIMWRSVC profile image60
      TKIMWRSVCposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lita just saying thank you for starting this whole ball o string

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Huh!  Nobody is responding to me....

    This thing has taken on a life of its own, lol!  smile

  10. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 8 years ago

    tush, tush...don't be a magpie now...

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Plylos-
    I don't know what that means (?)

    Ryan e-mailed me & suggested I do the above--but seriously--I'm quite busy these days with writing projects, and my internet has been in and out, so that is fine--if everyone has worked it out and don't want me to.

    1. ajcor profile image61
      ajcorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Lita - just home from work...so   if you can do that but ensure that we don't have follow a strict guideline that would be good...cheers aand thanks

  12. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 7 years ago

    Can someone say what day the challenge is on and whether it is still active?

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    You don't have to follow it that stringently. Just pick a day and write a poem, regardless of what day others are on.

  14. kimberly72 profile image61
    kimberly72posted 7 years ago

    I'm new here.  Still trying to navigate the site.

 
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