GeneralHowitzer 60 Day Challenge LogHub

The strength of the pack is the wolves. The strengh of the wolf is the pack. - Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book 1894 

Thousands of people have talent. I might as well congratulate you for having your eyes in your head. The one and only thing that counts is: Do you have staying power? - Noel Coward

(Updated May 5, 2010 Manila Time) Still alive and kicking hehehe….

Well I took part on this wonderful challenge to test and assess how far I have gotten through with HubPages and try to figure out my strengths and weaknesses as a writer, for I know I still has a lot of things to learn especially from my seasoned teammates like the mastermind of this worthwhile endeavor Sunforged, the effervescent writing guru Sufidreamer, the versatile SiddSingh, the adorable Frogdropping, dancing virtuoso Marisa Wright, the dynamic Patty Inglish, MS, the brilliant Susana S., the jack of all traits master of all Mark Knowles, and the elegant MM Del Rosario. I am drawing inspiration, wisdom and knowledge each time I read their great Hubs.

I am also looking forward learning from my teammates that I didn’t mention above such as Enlightened Soul, Faybe Bay, N. Ramius, Oderog, Edweirdo, PakPub, Iseult Ruad, WaveGirl22, KeithTax, PrettyDarkHorse, SkyFire, RMR, Shazwellyn, Lela Davidson, Boomer60, Barry Rutherford, KidGas, Deborah Demander, and TheBlackEdition, I know you are all great and I consider it a honor working with you guys. The names is in no particular order and significance (of course Sun is exempted for he is the one that is responsible for this and should always be first on the list as far as 60dc is concern), just followed the sequence of Sunforged on his Log Hub : ).

My goal for the first 30 days:

I laid my battle plan and here it goes:

· The Niches I’ve Chosen for the Challenge:Sports, Travel, e-Commerce and Money Making Online, Politics and Social Issues, Health and Pets and Nature.

· Do hubs that is patterned after the old 30 days HubChallenge, which I think had outgrown its usefulness already since the competition atop in carving out a good place in the Search Engine Page Ranking is becoming stiffer and tougher each day and Sunforged, is right with his virtues that SEO promotions should be eked out real time to maximize the page impressions and earnings.

· Try to get some acquaintances here especially with my teammates in the 60dc HuBlog HubChallenge and try to give comments on their respective hubs.

· Monitor the progress of my teammates and learn from them.

· Be a responsible and productive team member.

The invaluable things that I learned from this Challenge so far:

1. Learn about how to promote Hubs or Blogs using RSS feeds, thanks a lot Mark Knowles,

2. I learned about the link wheel from Sunforged.

3. Learned about how to index hubs/blogs asap thanks a lot SkyFire.

4. SEO techniques from my veteran teammates... especially from Susana S. and still counting

The Coup’ D Grace The Second Phase of the Challenge

· Improve further the tags and key phrases of my hubs in the challenge and use the gun scatter formula of Mark Knowles.

· Improve my overall page impressions

· Improve my Adsense Earnings

· To take full advantage of Facebook dominance in the Internet by posting links as many as I can there.

The Rewards so Far:

I am so delighted that I am reaping pocket-sized milestones while joining the 60dc Challenge. Many thanks to my teammates and to our dear readers. Here are some of my small triumphs so far:

1. I’d exceeded the 10,000 barrier for page impressions in a month. As of today I tallied more than 11,000+, not yet a monster compared with the titans of Hubpages, nevertheless, ample enough to make me delightful. My overall page impressions ballooned to more than 60,000+. Additionally I am averaging around 400 views per day for the last month, and around 600 to 700 for the last week. (April 18, 2010)

2. Two of my hubs are in top 100 in the HubPages’ Hot List as of this time. Overall four is in the top 200. (April 18, 2010).

3. One of my hubs was featured last April 17 to April 22 (so far).

4. Breached the 900 page views for a day.... Today April 22 I tallied 900+ views. This day I nailed my nth 100 Author score, after a long while. Thanks teammates and HubPages.

5. Just secured my first ever 100 HUBSCORE with the hub about the nice beaches in the Philippines now I am beginning to love what I am doing further. Thanks a lot teammates and HubPages hehehe, this is one of the most diifficult achievements to get in HubPages and finally I get this, whoa, now I am again fully rejuvenated for I am always busy doing a lot of things. (April 23, 2010).

Raising the bar one notch higher...

Whoa, this Challenge will be a life changing for me in terms of Hubbing and Blogging, as I go along I hope I could learn a lot from seasoned and truly veterans of the realms of HubPages. This Hub is a naïve and conservative one and I hope this will turn into a beast or something, nyahahaha, as the challenge progresses.


Parting Words...

I will start slow and hope will finish strong, and see how far I have gone through after months of enjoying Hubbing.

Since I am like a newbie in this field I would rather be at the sideline and watch my team’s progress and learn from their brilliant ideas. Then assess what I could do to help contribute to the team’s success and also improve how to monetize my efforts through making tempting and delicious hubs that was built around with solid foundation, and formidable pillars and cornerstones.

I am very busy last week and I am doing my best to catch up I will do my best learn more about my teammates, participate in the forums and other activities the team is concentrating on. I will definitely find time to read most of your hubs guys.

Sunforged and to the rest of the team. Good Luck to All of Us. I will regularly update this hub.

My fifth 60dc Hub. 60dc-logs .

My Page Impressions

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah my froggy princess... I' ll be visiting the forum... and thanks a lot for the visit!


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frogdropping 6 years ago

GH I'm not too sure where you're at, even reading your log but I'm think you're on your way :) I noticed your personal score and your 100 hubscore - which is again at the top. Congratulations! Keep at it ... your aims are in your grasp :)

Now - when you have a minute, please read the thread I started in the 60dc forum. I know you've not completed but I'm trying to work out who's where, who is ready to promote. Well, I'm not, sunforged is. I'm just his unofficial P.A. (personal amphibian) ;)


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SiddSingh 6 years ago

Hi General,

How are you? You seem to be going on very fine! I am sure you will definitely finish writing the 30 hubs by the time we start the promo part seriously.

You can do it, General!

Now I will go read and rate up some of your hubs!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Nyahahaha one of funniest comment I've encountered so far, no you aren't you are a diamond in the rough waiting to be polished!


Audrevea 6 years ago

I'm so glad SF is doing this - it's pushing everyone to create some fantastic hubs! You're all being turned into diamonds while the rest of us are still chunks of coal. :-)

Best of luck GeneralHowitzer!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah you to my dear teammate you can catch up I bet you can well cheering on for for you to do it....


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Glad to see you here in this challenge. Though it has taken me a bit longer than I would have liked to come by and say Hi . I have always heard it is better late than never! But I can see that you are doing a great job and it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do to you! We are all in this together and it is really a great group! Looking forward to reading more from you!!!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot Sunforged, I'm formally in the team now...

and you too oderog thanks a lot too for finding time to visit and for the encouragement...

Ill be patrolling the team's hubs in the days to come, just busy for now doing a lot of things...


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oderog 6 years ago from Nairobi

Great team mate on this, I can see you are soldering on well, and let's keep the team spirit up


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Your live on the teamhub, thanks for patience and congrats on the 100 score and recently featured work!


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Genhowitzer - add the tag 60dc-logs


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@Marisa - is it thanks a lot

@shaz - hehehe, yeah I am sooo excited too of having you as a teammate and being on the team too.

Thanks a lot guys for finding time to visit... and Goodluck too.


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I am sooo excited that you are with us on the team.

I know you will be a great contributor! :)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@SusanaS - Is it thanks a lot!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@Imellda - Thanks a lot!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@deborah thanks a lot for the encouragement


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@barry likewise, thanks a lot for the visit


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

@kidgas you too man...


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

Didn't you start late? You seem to be catching up fast! Good luck!


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Susana S 6 years ago

Hi General - You seem to be steaming along nicely with your hub writing - good job! Here's to your success and achieving your goals - cheers!


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Imelleda 6 years ago from East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Good luck on the challenge, General!


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Hey General, great job setting out your goals. You are doing well so far. Keep writing.

Namaste.


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barryrutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

looking forward to reading more of your great hubs !


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Kidgas 6 years ago from Indianapolis

You must be writing away as well since you were able to comment so quickly. Keep working hard.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks too for paying a visit I know you can pull through.


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Kidgas 6 years ago from Indianapolis

General,

Thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement. It has been a busy week, and I have gotten so far behind in writing Hubs. I am hoping to get some more done this weekend. So far, only 3 of 30 are complete. Can't stay long, gotta get writing.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot shibashake yeah you are cordially invited to the vodka party.


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shibashake 6 years ago

I am very impressed by all of you who have joined the 60DC. It looks like a lot of work - but also seems to be a whole lot of FUN! - and that is the most important of all.

If I weren't such a bum, I would join too - but I think I will just crash the vodka party at the end. :D

Good luck to you!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Wow I think I like that Frog hehehe the vodka nyahahaha... Glad you pay a visit here thanks a lot...


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frogdropping 6 years ago

General - apologies for not visiting earlier. Originally, as they appeared, I did my best to travel around everyone to read and leave feedback. Most sorry I missed yours!

And so - your goals are achievable and it's good to see you onboard the 60dc challenge. You're in great company (aren't we all) and it's just a pity that we can't all meet up at the end and get roaringly drunk!

On vodka of course ;)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

I hope so sidd geez you are fired up already I just saw your hub's title and they are indeed temting and delicious going to visit some of those in the days to come.


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SiddSingh 6 years ago

Hi General,

Great to have you on board with the team! I am sure you will soon have all your guns blazing!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah likewise...


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Boomer60 6 years ago

GeneralHowitzer, Best of luck to you! As I am new here this is our first encounter. I am thrilled to be working with all you veterans.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot for the encouragement Maita...


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Welcome aboard hehe, Go GO GH, I know you can do it, Maita


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Wow, thanks a lot Sufi for the encouraging welcome.


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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Welcome aboard, General - looking forward to working with you :)

Good luck!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot for the cheers I needed that we are in marathon you know, hope all of will pull through.


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theblackedition 6 years ago from Jamaica

Good going General :) I'll help to cheer you on.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Yeah me too looking forward reading our team's hubs. Thanks a lot MM for the visit.


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MM Del Rosario 6 years ago from NSW, Australia

Best of luck General H on this challenge, I am sure you will go through this challenge in a breeze. Looking forward in reading you hubs......

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