At the peak of 30 Hubs in 30 days challenge when.....

Tired computer

Your laptop just stopped working

and beginning to show instructions that you don't understand. All you understood is Windows can't start up normally and this is the only thing that you were able to see

The verification of a known dll failed. System process terminated unexpectedly with a Status of OIC00012F (OX886d9f28 0x 00000000)

At the height of your momentum trying to complete your 30 Hubs in 30 days, with only a week before the deadline, the one that you expect to help you get through with it suddenly broke down....

Don't lose hope

I started the challenge on November 11 and expected to end it by December 10. Though I will only need 8 more hubs to complete my 30, I know I only have 4 days to do the rest but my laptop gave in to the pressure... I don't want to lose myself in the goal so I tried the traditional way of writing my article, through my notebooks and pen, then started to outline my potential hubs one by one..

first thing I did when I came to the office was to seek help from our IT personnel, He is now checking my Laptop and I am praying that nothing serious is wrong with it.. For the meantime I started encoding some of my hubs using my  computer in the office during my breaktime.

Best Effort

Empower yourself by checking your "My Account" where you can see all the hubs you posted and how they are starting to rise in traffic. This will inspire you to do your best effort but don't forget that you have other things to do like your "real" jobs, your monthly submission to a pet magazine, your pets your household chores. Don't let hubpages scare the hell out of you, meaning if you have done all the possible ways to complete your hubs but time is not at your side, then just accept that this is  just not your time yet,  but you always have a chance, and having submitted 28 hubs in 30 days was not really that bad. Not all people are capable of that though, in hubpages that's ordinary...

Relax and Cool yourself

 Whether you achieve your goal or not, always look at thebriighter side that while on your way to complete your goal, you are also learning to improve your writing skils, to sharpen  your manner of thinking, learn to write substantial hubs  in spite of limited time, work underpressure etc. etc.... Writing is your passion, Ideally it should be your other source of joy.

At the end of this hub

 I hope it also empowers you the way I used it to empower myself... As of  writing this, I am still waiting for my Laptop computer and I can't guarantee if I can make to the 30 Hubs in 30 days challenge. I  just hope nothing serious is wrong with my laptop.... I am  missing it already

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Website Examiner 5 years ago

Admirable efforts and enthusiasm for the 30 days challenge. Hard drives do go bust, you know, after so many rotations. If you need my help to complete the challenge in time, feel free to contact me via my profile page. W.E.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

W.E thanks so much glad to see here.. Thanks so much for your offer of help I really appreciate it; will try to get in touch with you, thanks so much...


Website Examiner 5 years ago

You are very welcome. There is lots of time. I will be waiting to hear from you. If you are having trouble with email, I can post a link to Google Docs on my profile page, then we can communicate through there. Very simple.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks will try to contact you when I'm thanks so much


Website Examiner 5 years ago

I hope you are making great progress. For the past 24 hours or so, I have been kind of holding my breath. I really want you to succeed, because computer problems shouldn't be allowed to intefere with your challenge and you have been working so hard. Communication is difficult, it seems, my follower count just dropped... Looking forward to hearing from you again, W.E.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

W.E. never had the time with the computer last night, I fall asleep because I've been sleeping late or no sleep at all for the past weeks, and I am taking this medicine for allergy, so I was really cramming... sorry for keeping you waiting, when I was able to post my 2 other hubs yesterday, I know I still have plenty of time and my topic are just there waiting for my story and supporting pics....not that I don't need your help and I really thank so much for your concern....


Website Examiner 5 years ago

Dear Maria Cecilia: 4 weeks is a long time on the Internet, just see how fast "friendships" can be built and then disintegrate.

Something I have been meaning to tell you but never got around to: I took an interest in your hubs not because of the challenge, but because of your previously published works. I represent authors professionally, and was contemplating that one day I might be able to get your works published beyond magazines.

I believe - rightly or wrongly - that you underestimate yourself and take things too lightly. Many of your hubs are thin on content, rich on imagery without much supporting text. I know that you can do better, way better.

Also, in communication you should know that here on HubPages there are a few professionals looking for promising authors to represent and publish; so that ought to be in the back of your mind always, if you seek wider publication for a book or collection of stories farther down the line. It is important that you address people with courtesy, not excuse yourself with being too busy with work, etc.

Again, I should have told you from the onset what my thoughts were about your work. Maybe this post, which you are free to deny, will shed some light on things. Wishing you every success, W.E.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks W.E. I decided to approve this because I believe every one is entitled to their own opinion. I never underestimate myself, but then I don't want to say more, because I know myself better, the way that you know yours....you have your own opinion and we are different, we maybe both love to write my dream is different from yours. Thanks for wishing me success and i wish the same for you, may you find peace and contentment too, and accept realities that in life, you cannot always have the last word....and you give time for people to change thier minds about you, it is something that you don't insist to anyone...again sorry for not addressing you accordingly, you just don't know how I tried to answer inspite of my work. I wrote it clearly in my profile I am a government employee, and hubpages is my hobby. but then I believe I have nothing to explain to you,I guess it just right to response thru this.


Website Examiner 5 years ago

Maria Cecilia, thanks for so kindly responding and for allowing my comment. The insistence was not for you to change your mind about me fast, not at all. It was my hope that one could agree to be "square," meaning no hard feelings on either side. This cannot be accomplished by one side (you) using the outstretched hand to bring up new criticism or accusations. Harmony, we will both agree, is number one - I would never leave another person waiting after having told them that they do wrong. First things first. Once harmony has been restored, I would be infinitely patient about all other matters. But unresolved problems are too much of an intellectual hurdle for me to withstand. This will be my final comment to your hubs.


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Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines Author

W.E. thanks so much we both love to go on with our lives without hassles, I guess will be doing each other a favor if we don't comment because we just don't agree and no one's willing to give way..Again thanks for your time. MOre than writing I want my peace of mind.

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