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A Great Journey in 30 Days!

It's March 30th, which marks day 30 for me in the "30 Hubs in 30 Days Hub Challenge".

Although I missed the 12:00 pm (PT) Deadline for the HubPages "Know It All Contest" I am publishing this as the final Hub for the 30/30 Challenge and would like to share my experiences with other Hubbers!

When I decided that I was going to compete in the Contest while completing the 30/30 Challenge at the same time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into! I enjoyed the experience and learned a lot along the way.

Here are just some of the ways I benefited from taking the Challenge and Submitting Entries to the March 2012 "Know It All Contest":

  • My Earnings Increased More than 10%
  • I Got Some Great New Followers and Made New Friends!
  • My Traffic Nearly Doubled!
  • I Published 30 Articles in 30 Days!
  • One of my Hubs From the Contest and 30/30 Is Featured on the First Page of HubPages! (A first time for this author!)
  • I Made $10 Just by Asking a Question!
  • I Met a Deadline
  • Something New to Add to My Resume!
  • Many Other Benefits Too!

You can follow my "Know It All" Contest and 30/30 Challenge by checking out the Hubs I published below! I really had a great time, met some great Hubbers, made some extra cash, and learned a lot about myself and my writing capabilities!


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Contest Entries and 30 Hubs In 30 Days Challenge Hubs

Below is a list (in order by date of publication) of my 30 Hubs that I submitted to the March "Know It All" Contest and my Personal 30/30 Hub Challenge:

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Have You Hit a Wall While Writing?
Have You Hit a Wall While Writing? | Source
100 HubScore! Lasted less than a day!
100 HubScore! Lasted less than a day! | Source
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What A Beautiful Journey It Has Been!

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Canon PowerShot A2200: A Great Camera for Under $150.00!
Canon PowerShot A2200: A Great Camera for Under $150.00! | Source

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Ancient Secrets Revealed!
Ancient Secrets Revealed! | Source
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Get Noticed!
Get Noticed! | Source
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Over The Hump! 15 More To Go!

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Raising children is a challenge but should also be fun!
Raising children is a challenge but should also be fun! | Source
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Think Outside the Box!
Think Outside the Box! | Source
Setting Time Limits for Kids
Setting Time Limits for Kids | Source
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Star Anise
Star Anise | Source

Things Start To Look Strange After Spending Many Hours Writing On a Computer...

Is it just me, or is this picture warped?
Is it just me, or is this picture warped? | Source
Asian (Thai) Eggplant
Asian (Thai) Eggplant | Source
Cooked White Rice
Cooked White Rice | Source
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The Hub Article You Are Reading Right Now Makes #30!

It has been fun participating in the Contest and the 30 Hubs In 30 Days Hub Challenge, simultaneously! I have Learned and Earned a lot and can say that this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

I hope that HubPages makes the "Know It All Contest" an Annual Contest so that we can enjoy sharing our knowledge by sharing our knowledge in the Questions and Answers section of HubPages. Since the Q&A's are now added in our sub-domains, we have even more chances for earning through the Ads on them! Way to go HubPages!


Participating In Contests and Challenges Can Be Rewarding and Fun! You Just Never Know What You Will Find While On Your Journey...

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J.S.Matthew's Supporting and Beautiful Wife! Thank You Babe!
J.S.Matthew's Supporting and Beautiful Wife! Thank You Babe! | Source

A Final Word of Thanks...

I would like to first thank my lovely wife and kids for "putting up" with me during the last 30 days! I could not have done this without their understanding, support and compassion! I might have gotten a little tired and moody at times, but you stuck by me until the end! Thank you!

I would like to thank Ardie for being my Personal Promoter for the 30/30 Challenge! If you haven't checked out Ardie's Hubs yet, you are missing out! She is a talented writer and a great person to know! Thank you Ardie for taking time out of your busy life to help support and share my Hubs!

Thank you to all who asked awesome questions that allowed me to share my knowledge by answering them! I would also like to thank all of my Followers and Friends, New Hubbers who stopped by, as well as all those who did the 30/30 Challenge together as a group! Thanks for supporting me, commenting, sharing and making the HubPages Community the Best Site Online! HubPages has three basic elements: Hubs, Ads, and Community. The Community is what brings everything together!

Thank you all very much! Best of Success,

J.S.Matthew~

©2009-2012 JSMatthewFreelance.com

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Daisy Mariposa profile image

Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

What an impressive accomplishment, JS!!!

Are you going to sleep for 24 hours now, or are you going to start researching another article?


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi Daisy! I think I will take at least a few days off now! No researching tonight! I am so happy I completed the Challenge and it will be interesting to watch the traffic and earnings from these Hubs over time. Thanks for all your support! I think I will "chill" for now!

JSMatthew~


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Way to go JS! Very creative how you used questions for each of your hubs. They were great questions and answers. Exhale.....


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi Sunshine625! Thank you! I am breathing in and out, in and out... lol! Thanks for stopping by! I had a lot of fun!

JSMatthew~


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

JS, this hub is a fitting end to the 30/30 contest. Congrats to you for completing it successfully.

Thanks for sharing the variety of hubs you did in this journey of yours. Amazing.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

JS I am so proud of you! But I knew you could finish the challenge :) Add to that the fact that you finished the challenge while writing Hubs that answered questions for the contest and I am just blown away. You are amazing!


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Congrats, J.S.!! You did an awesome job with all of these hubs. You're an inspiration to us all! :D


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Great job JS, You worked hard for that bro and its a motivation indeed to do such a thing as the 30 day hub challenge.

I tried the contest myself, but I ran into having to do web development stuff, and so I had little if no time at all to keep up with it all. Campaigning on the web takes a toll out on you as well, I'm on Indiegogo now trying to work the magic there, as well.

Yet another Great hub of yours, and I liked the video too, voted up & getting shared as well as pinned up.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rajan jolly: Thank you Rajan! I appreciate your friendship and support!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ardie: Thank you! I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks for being there when I doubted myself and when I needed a kick in the arse! I enjoy answering questions for this challenge and I hope HubPages makes this contest an annual event! Thanks again for all your support!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ThePracticalMommy: Hello! Thank you for your kind words! I always appreciate your comments and support!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@CloudExplorer: Hi there! What a long strange trip it's been! This was quite a challenge and my hat goes off to those that have completed it more than once! I may try it again someday, but not any time soon! The hardest part is trying to keep up with all the great comments and thanking people for stopping by! I never tried the 30/30 before now because I never felt ready. I hope that you get some time to complete the challenge someday. It really feels great! Thanks for the votes and comment! I appreciate it very much!

JSMatthew~


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

I am glad you completed 30 hubs because your hubs where quality articles. I was amazed at how well you wrote them so quickly. Congrats!!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you flashmakeit! I appreciate your comment! It was a little stressful at times particularly on days that I had no time to write. I had to write 2 hubs in one day twice so I was very tired by the end! I am happy that you stopped by so many of my Hubs and commented. You are a great Hub Friend! Thank you!

JSMatthew~


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

that is so awesome Matthews.. I am so proud of you. this is my first contest and it has helped me in so many ways. I am so glad i did it. I didn't win anything but a got a lot of new friends and lots of good experience and the traffic has been great. this is a great hub

voted up

Debbie


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

This is a perfect end to the Herculean task called 30/30 Hub Challenge and you nailed it very well! I read some of your hubs based on HubPages and they are informative and detailed! You serve as a good example for those who would undertake the 30/30 challenge anytime. This contest is indeed exciting and sparked off many wonderful hubs by good hub-authors. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

You are very hardworking and I liked how you have compiled all the previous efforts of the challenge into one single hub.

Thanks for sharing


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Suzie ONeill 4 years ago from Lost in La La Land

Congrats! Simply writing 30 hubs in 30 days in challenging enough, but to do it while answering questions too... I'm impressed! :)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Congratulations J.S.! I too just finished the 30/30 and it was quite an experience. Though I didn't get any 'featured' hubs I wasn't original enough to answer 30 questions the way you did. I read most of your 30 and one was better than the next. Truly great job. Voted up and interesting for your thoughts and examples.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Listen, people keep telling me that I am wasting my time on HubPages. I keep telling them that there is potential here, but I haven't realized it yet. You have to lay a foundation before you shingle the roof. Social networking is not my forte, but I have learned quite a bit about it from people who participate here. I have been growing.

I am glad that I can send someone to you if they want to see how to really work the gig right.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Deborah Brooks: Thank you! It was quite a journey! I am happy that you were able to take part in the contest and had some fun while making new friends and getting more traffic. Thank you for stopping by and commenting and voting!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@ishwaryaa22: Thank you very much! I appreciate that you followed me throughout the challenge. The challenge and the contest were very exciting for me and I consider completing the 30/30 as the next stage of my writing career. Thanks for commenting and voting!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@thumbi7: Hi thumbi! It was a lot of hard work and time was the hardest factor to deal with-I do have a day job too! I always appreciate your comments! Thank you very much!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Suzie ONeill: Thank you! It was a lot of work but worth it in the end! Thank you for your comment!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tillsontitan: Congratulations to you too! What a fun and challenging challenge! I enjoyed the challenge and answering questions for the contest. I have to say that the "Know It All" Contest is my favorite contest so far! I hope they do it every year! Thank you for your kind words and keep up the great work!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@WD Curry 111: When people tell me that HubPages is a waste of time, I don't think they truly understand online publishing. You won't get rich overnight but if you do the research and put in the effort, you can make money. I didn't make much money or have much success in my first year or so but after seeing what it takes from other Hubbers and learning about how to create quality content, I started to see awesome results. HubPages is only as good as the Hubbers and Hubs themselves. I like how you say that "You have to lay a foundation before you shingle the roof." Very true words!

Thank you for your inspiring comment! I always appreciate you stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Great photos by the way. That is another example of how to create quality content. Your own original photos are the best way to go to establish your style and reputation as a photo-journalist. It is multi-media on the internet.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you WD Curry 111! I agree. Using original photos not only enhances the look of the page it also will get recognized as new and unique content in search engines. Thanks for stopping back by!

JSMatthew~


csmart 4 years ago

I think I might give this contest a try. I have been with Hubpages for a couple of months and have not received a pay out yet.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello there csmart! Although the March HubPages "Know It All" Contest is over, the 30 Hubs In 30 Days Challenge is available to start any day. It's a lot of fun and you can learn a lot while taking the challenge. Don't be discouraged with earnings. It takes a lot of Hubbers some time (it took me over a year before I was "serious" about writing and earning) to make any decent money. The key is producing quality content that people are searching for. The more Hubs you have published, generally the more money you will make. It really depends on what you write about. Doing research before writing a Hub can be fruitful. I wish you the best of success and good luck in your Challenge! Thanks for your comment!

JSMatthew~

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