I Finally Have the Guts to Join the 60 Day Challenge - kaltopsyd's Hublog

I Had My Doubts

Okay... so I'm new to this and a little intimidated too. First of all, I joined late and I'm more nervous than I should be. I don't know why. I don't know if I'll get support - since I joined too late - or even if I'm allowed to join after days since the initiation. Is the Hub Challenge even open?

When the 60 day challenge was originally supposed to begin on the 1st of August (2010) I was all for it, since I knew my classes resumed on the 31st. That means I would have definitely finished the 30 Hubs and all I'll have left to do is promote my fellow Hub challenge team.

I'm under junior status this year in college (although this is my second year) so I don't know what to expect.

Seeking Guidance

Before I decided to start this challenge I looked to a few experiences Hubbers. First of all, I looked at many tutorials by sunforged - the creator of this wonderful 'event' - and I contacted Boomer60 for aid. Then I looked at other Hublogs by Hubbers such as englightenedsoul. That way I got a slight idea of how to go about this challenge. Although I'm still lacking confidence.

Earlier today I was really, really regretting not joining the challenge. I was telling myself, "Kimberly, you're passing up a good opportunity. Tsk, tsk." So, I sought some direction and got some encouragement. Thanks guys! 

Goals

My main goal is to build a stronger support team here on HubPages, 'meet' new people and have fun in the process. I would be lovely to earn some more money (Lord knows I need it)! 

Right now I would like to see an increase in my Google Adsense earnings and my Amazon Affiliates earnings. I want to see at least a 50% increase in my daily Adsense earnings. 

Motivations

A fellow Hubber and online friend of mine recommended the challenge to me in July. Also, it will be nice to possibly make some more money and build my HubPage network - gain some new supporters and become a supportee to others. 

In October, I'm going to have a new baby godbrother and I want to be able to buy him stuff and still afford my school fees. 

Building a stronger support team (Public Domain Image)
Building a stronger support team (Public Domain Image)

My Greatest Fear

Surprisingly, my greatest fear in doing this challenge is NOT that I won't make it. It's that I won't gain the support I know I need. I feel like I'll be left all to my lonesome seeing as I've joined so late and that I wasn't in the initial selections.

As I write now, I'm still wondering whether or now I'm too late. But hey, I'm going for it guys! Good luck to the rest of you!

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A "Diary Entry"

Today I felt guilty about jumping into the 60dc-2 after everyone was already prepared and had been doing so - probably - for a while. I took time to visit the other challengers' Hub logs and commented, introduced myself. After a while, my guilt and shame (I'm a little dramatic, I know) was replaced by feelings of excitement. Then I received some encouragement and I was sold! Oh and I published one Hub: the 35th chapter to my Thespian Lane serial. I'm looking forward to the rest of this journey.

August 17, 2010 (I started on day 2)

HUB #1

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 35 of 48) - Ghosts of Christmases Past

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-35-of-48-The-Ghosts-of-Christmas-Past

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: (the continuation of a realistic fiction serial I'm currently working on) Graciela reminisces about her past Christmases - good and bad memories. She finally works up the guts to venture into her late husband's basement office and later she received a visit from someone unexpected.

My Stats - Aug. 17 (first day)

A "Diary Entry"


It's 2:36 AM and why am I awake? Because I'm thinking of ideas for this 60dc-2. I have to come up with all 30 Hubs sometime between now and the 30th of this month. Once the 31st hits... my primary attention would be on my school work. Oh joy! :-( I definitely feel better about this challenge though. I've just published one Hub in the entertainment category and I'll be posting another (of unknown category currently) later today.

~*~

Okay, so it's now 2:48 and I decided to publish my 3rd Hub just because it was ready and I'm still awake. I thought, hey, why not? It's the 7th part of my Fantasy Fiction serial that I'm working on simultaneously with my realistic fiction serial. So... that's it for tonight. I'm retiring to finish reading a novel I've been working on. Good night... or good morning, rather...

August 18, 2010 (Day 3)

HUB #2

Title: In Memory of Cancelled SyFy TV Drama

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Cancelled-Sci-Fi-Drama

Category: Entertainment--> TV series

Summary: A dedication to the shows that I once loved watching on the SyFy channel... now on DVD. In this Hub, the shows: Xena, Hercules, Beastmaster, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica are mentioned.

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HUB #3

Title: The Oracle (7) Another History Lesson

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-7-Benjamin

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: Sapphire finally talks about Benjamin and compares a 'past life' to the present affairs of the Paraome Realm and her responsibility to the realm.

A 'Diary Entry'

It's 2:52 AM and of course I'm still awake. I have a problem guys. Anyway, yesterday I wrote A Day in the Life of an Imaginative Insomniac and then I read it and laughed at myself. I thought: wow, I really AM crazy. So, I'm interested in seeing some reader feedback on that one.

As I contemplated going back to college I wrote the 5th Hub. So, I think I'm doing pretty well. My Hubber score is 97 today, that's 1 point up from yesterday. That cheers me up a bit. Oh and the support and encouragement from my fellow hub challenge team... priceless. Thanks!

It's 3:36 PM and I just posted the 36th chapter to Thespian Lane. I'm wondering if it's possible to post all 48 chapters before I go back to school. Hmm...

August 19, 2010 (Day 4)

HUB #4

Title: A Day In The Life of an Imaginative Insomniac

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Day-in-the-Life-of-an-Imaginative-Insomniac

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: An interesting look through the eyes of an almost-crazy person, me! :-) A twist of reality and fantasy... a day in my life.

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HUB #5

Title: Surviving as a Long-Distance Commuter in College

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Surviving-as-a-Long-Distance-Commuter-in-College

Category: College Life [Other]

Summary: A Hub about the ups and downs of being a college commuter. Filled with tips and personal anecdotes.

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HUB #6

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 36 of 48) - Christmastime is Here

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-36-of-48-Christmastime-is-Here

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: (A continuation of my Thespian Lane serial) Christmastime is finally here and Graciela is actually happy to celebrate with her children. Someone unexpected shows up at the door, bearing gifts.

August 20, 2010 (Day 5)

A 'Diary Entry'

I think I'm going to take a 'Hub break' today. I have an intense multiple-babysitting job tomorrow from 9 AM to 5 PM followed by a conference in my church from 7 until WHENEVER... I wonder if this weekend I'll have time to do any Hubs. My family is visiting... We'll see.

This will give my new Hubs some time to 'mature'. Any maybe my Hubber score will go up! It's been stuck at 96 lately.

A 'Diary Entry'

I'm so tired... I planned to stay up really late/early today (it's 2:49 AM) and post some Hubs but I just can't. I posted a chapter of The Oracle, continuing my fantasy serial. However, that's all that I can do at the moment. So... good night, HubPages.

August 21, 2010 (Day 6)

HUB #7

Title: The Oracle (8) - Something's Wrong With Mom

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-8-Somethings-Wrong-With-Mom

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: Sapphire notices that her mother's health is suddenly deteriorating, and rapidly too. The family suspects the flu but Sapphire suspects something else.

A 'Diary Entry'

It's 1:03 AM... for the record. Today, I'm going to try my best to catch up on writing some Hubs. I've sort of fallen behind (based on my initial plan) but this week I'll do some major catching up.

It's 1:17 AM and I did manage to post 2 Hubs. One of a personal experience that I just HAD to share and another continuing my Thespian Lane serial.

August 22, 2010 (Day 7)

HUB #8

Title: Six Toddlers and a Bruised Nose - A Babysitting Experience

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Tantruming-Toddlers-Ice-Cream-and-Busted-Noses-A-Babysitting-Experience

Category: Other

Summary: A personal account of a babysitting experience I'll never forget.

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HUB # 9

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 37 of 48) - Daddy's Girl, Fatherless Child

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-37-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Graciela finally discovers what's truly bothering Rosemary but her own reaction baffles even herself.


A 'Diary Entry'

It's 2:42 AM and I was planning on getting about 3 Hubs done in this twilight hour... but I'm sooooo exhausted. I'm going to bed. I did manage to publish another installment of my fantasy fiction serial, The Oracle.

August 23, 2010 (Day 8)

HUB #10

Title:The Oracle (9) - The Course of the Magician's Ailment

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-9-The-Course-of-the-Magicians-Ailment

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: Sapphire is shocked to find out just how much her mother is suffering under the wrath of the 7-day-ailment.

A 'Diary Entry'

It's 1:02 AM and all day I've been trying my best to catch up on the challenge. Suddenly, I'm running short on ideas. What's up with that? Either that or I'm working slower than usual. I guess it's because I'm not feeling 100% right now but I'll be alright. I'm getting nervous because school starts on the 31st and I'll probably not have time to write more Hubs so I have to do all I can now.

1:40 AM, I just published Thespian Lane part 38 and I can't believe I only have 10 chapters left to post! Yay! I'm going to eat something and come back to work on more Hubs.

3:12 AM, I published a Hub on Halloween... so I have published 3 Hubs today. I think I'll publish more. We'll see.

11:29 AM. I think I'll just publish one Hub tomorrow - to give my other Hubs some time to 'mature.' My Hubber score has been stuck between 95 and 96 lately and I want it to go back to 98 as it used to be. I want to take some time to read other Hubbers' work as well so, that's my plan for tomorrow.

August 24, 2010 (Day 9)

HUB #10

Title:Remarkable 7-year-old Gospel Singer: Rhema Marvanne

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Remarkable-7-Year-Old-Gospel-Singer-Rhema-Marvanne

Category: Entertainment

Summary: A Hub about uprising gospel singing sensation, Rhema Marvanne.

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HUB #11

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 38 of 48) - Rosie, Meet Your Father

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-38-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Rosemary finally gets a chance to meet her biological father - the man she never had a chance to know. Will the meeting go well?

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HUB #12

Title: What is Halloween Really?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Halloween-Really?

Category: Holidays

Summary: A history about Halloween and its religious and secular views. Includes a perspective on Modern-day Halloween in the Western world and its ties to the ancient celebration.

A 'Diary Entry'

12:48 AM. I'm only going to publish one Hub today. Hopefully, if will give my other Hubs some time to 'mature,' Later, i'll take some time to read lots of other Hubs and maybe I'll work on more Hubs of my own but I won't publish anymore until Thursday (tomorrow). I've just published the 10th chapter of my Fantasy Fiction serial.

August 25, 2010 (Day 10)

HUB #13

Title: The Oracle (10) - Transferring My Power

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-10

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: Sapphire has to make a huge decision that will possibly influence the fate of her mother's survival as well as her own life.

A 'Diary Entry'

12:15 AM. Okay, I'm back in business and I've got some Hubs to publish! I'm a little disappointed that my score has been stuck at 95 for the last few days but I've been getting more comments and more support on my Hubs... so I'm thrilled about that.

1:03 AM. Well, it's day 11 and I'm halfway through the challenge. I feel pretty good about that. I don't know whether I should slow down and give my Hubs some time to 'mature' or continue so that I won't still be working on Hubs once school starts. Hmm... This will be a hard decision.

August 26, 2010 (Day 11)

HUB #14

Title: The Kindle Vs. the Nook: Which Will it Be?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Kindle-Vs-the-Nook-Which-Will-it-Be

Category: Technology (Other)

Summary: A Hub detailing the features of the Kindle and the Nook and what differentiates the 2 e-Readers.

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HUB #15

Title: Animal Symbols and Meanings - A to C

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Animal-Symbols-and-Meanings

Category: Other

Summary: A Hub featuring the symbolic and dream meanings of animals (beginning with the letter A through C).

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HUB #16

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 39 of 48) - A New Year in Maudlin

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-39-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: It's a New Year and there are new things happening in the Borough of Maudlin. Many of the women of Thespian Lane have moved on with their lives and are doing well. The children are growing up and new relationships are forming. Graciela, however, is still struggling with her health and continues to repress her painful past.

A 'Diary Entry'

12:58 AM. My Hubber score went up by one. I'm at 96 now and though it's only one, that makes me feel a little happier. I'm due to publish another 'The Oracle' installment so I think I will in a few minutes.

Hey! It's 3:52 AM and I decided just to hop onto HP... just because. I have to mention that my Hubber score is 98 (yay) and the current Hubscore for this Hub is 92. I don't believe any of my Hubs have ever had such a high score. Yesterday I made no money with Google Adsense (not a big surprise) but this week I've made the most I've ever made in just one week. I mean, it's not a huge amount but it's still larger than I'm used to. If my Hubber score stays up, I may just publish another Hub late today. Fingers crossed.

Okay, so it's only 4 AM and I'm back. Why? Because I crossed my fingers and my Hubber score dropped by one. I'm at 97 now. I just home when I wake up later on, my score will still be 97 or better. :-)

I'm at 99. Whoo! Oh and it's 1:06 PM by the way. Since my score is up, I feel compelled to post another Hub. It's going to be a 'Holiday' Hub. As a matter of fact, it'll be TWO holiday Hubs.


August 27, 2010 (Day 10)

HUB #17

Title: The Oracle (11) - We Are Vulnerable

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-11

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: A continuation of the previous installment in which Sapphire had to transfer all her power to her dying mother - her last chance to save her mother's life.

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Title: Are you Familiar with Boxing Day?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Are-You-Familiar-With-Boxing-Day

Category: Holidays

Summary: Most people know of December 24th - Christmas Eve - and December 25th - Christmas Day - but if you live in the United States or another country in which the 26th or December is not celebrated, chances are, you don't know what Boxing Day is.

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Title: What is Thanksgiving Really?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Thanksgiving-Really

Category: Holidays

Summary: A description and history of the Thanksgiving celebration, not just in America but in several other countries.

A 'Diary Entry'

It's midnight and I've just published part 40 of Thespian Lane. I may or may not come back to do more Hubtivity but... that's it for now.

August 28, 2010 (Day 12)

HUB #20

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 40 of 48) - Smashing Memories

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-40-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: It is currently July 2010 on Thespian Lane; 7 months since the beginning of this serial. In this chapter, Graciela reminisces about her childhood with a mentally unstable mother.

A 'Diary Entry'

Yesterday (I believe), I published 3 Hubs. Two belonged to my two current serials and the 3rd was in celebration of my 100th Hub. I may publish another Hub tomorrow if I have the chance. But school re-starts for me tomorrow. So... I don't know what to expect.

I'm not worried about the challenge though. I'm always finished with the first part.

August 30, 2010 (Day 14)

HUB # 21

Title: The Oracle (12) - Protective Charms? Something's Going On

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-12

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: After 6 days of being in a coma-like state - after a power transfer between herself and her mother - Sapphire awakes and returns to school. Things have change... for the worse.

HUB #22

Title: Life With Hubitis and Hubmania - My 100th Hub

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Life-With-Hubitis

Category: Personal Experience

Summary: In celebration of my 100th Hub, I decided to write about two conditions that you may catch being a Hubber on HubPages.

HUB #23

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 41 of 48) - The 400-Mile Memory Lapse

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-41-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Graciela finds herself 400 miles away from her home and without any recollection of how she got there.

A 'Diary Entry'

Wow, I cant' believe it's October. I'm back in school so I really shouldn't be writing at 1:40 AM but I'm going to bed now. Don't worry. I'm just going to log today's Hub and then log OFF.

It's 11:07 AM and I'm in school but my next class starts at 3... so I had some time to do some Hubtivity and publish the next chapter of Thespian Lane.

September 1, 2010 (Day 16)

HUB # 24

Title: Opera's Kids

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Operas-Kids

Category: Entertainment

Summary: An introduction to a few talented children who sing in the not-very-popular style of opera.

HUB #25

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 42 of 48) - Graciela's Mama

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-42-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Graciela finally sees her mother after about 13 years or so.

A 'Diary Entry'

I only had one class today so I have some time for HubPages. Yes! I'm almost finished with my 30 Hubs. I can't believe it!

September 3, 2010 (Day 18)

HUB #26

Title: The Oracle (13) - What is a Young Blood?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Oracle-13

Category: Fantasy Fiction

Summary: Sapphire tries to figure out the vision that her mother shared with her. Who were the three figures who wanted to kill her? What was a Young Blood?

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HUB # 27

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 43 of 48) - The Return to Thespian Lane

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-43-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Graceiela continues to be haunted by nightmares of her late husband. However, now, her friends are beginning to realise that something is wrong. Graciela returns home from PA but not for the restful day she had hoped for.

A 'Diary Entry'

Wow, I haven't updated my log in three days! The day before, I published 1 Hub and yesterday, I published two. Do you know what that means? I've competed the first half of the 30 day challenge! Now it's promotion time! 

September 6, 2010 (Day 21)

HUB #28

Title: Emily Bear - Today's Mozart?

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Emily-Bear-Todays-Mozart

Category: Entertainment/music

Summary:Emily Bear's grandmother discovered Emily's talents when the child was just two years old. Little Emily was playing a music scale with three fingers. That may not seem impressive, but if you've ever had the...

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HUB #29

Title: Thespian Lane (Part 44 of 48) - Babysitting Madness

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Thespian-Lane-Part-44-of-48

Category: Creative Writing

Summary: Graciela, in an unstable state emotionally and physically, is left in the care of Hasana's 3 youngest children.

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HUB #30 - THE LAST HUB of the challenge

Title: Cyber-friends are People Too

URL: http://hubpages.com/hub/Cyber-friends-are-People-Too

Category: Other

Summary: If you are a part of the HubPages community, chances are, you will become 'personally' involved with another member, if you haven't already. That doesn't mean that you'll begin a cyber dating or anything like that but...

And the promotion phase begins...

Creative Writing

 
Date
Hub Title
Hub 1
August 17
Thespian Lane (Part 35 of 48) - Ghosts of Christmases Past
Hub 4
August 19
A Day in the Life of an Imaginative Insomniac
Hub 6
August 19
Thespian Lane (Part 36 of 48) - Christmastime is Here
Hub 9
August 22
Thespian Lane (Part 37 of 48) - Daddy's Girl, Fatherless Child
Hub 11
August 24
Thespian Lane (Part 28 of 48) - Rosie, Meet Your Father
Hub 16
August 26
Thespian Lane (Part 39 of 48) - A New Year in Maudlin
Hub 20
August 28
Thespian Lane (Part 40 of 48) - Smashing Memories
Hub 23
August 30
Thespian Lane (Part 41 of 48) - The 400-Mile Memory Lapse
Hub 25
September 1
Thespian Lane (Part 42 of 48) - Graciela's Mama
Hub 27
September 3
Thespian Lane (Part 43 of 48) - The Return to Thespian Lane
Hub 29
September 5
Thespian Lane (Part 44 of 48) - Babysitting Madness

Fantasy Fiction

 
Date
Hub Title
Hub 3
August 18
The Oracle (7) - Another History Lesson
Hub 7
August 21
The Oracle (8) - Something's Wrong With Mom
Hub 10
August 23
The Oracle (9) - The Course of the Magician's Ailment
Hub 13
August 25
The Oracle (10) - Transferring My Power
Hub 17
August 27
The Oracle (11) - We Are Vulnerable
Hub 21
August 30
The Oracle (12) - Protective Charms? Something's Going On
Hub 26
September 3
The Oracle (13) - What is a Young Blood?

Entertainment

 
Date
Hub Title
Hub 2
August 18
In Memory of Cancelled SyFy TV Drama
Hub 10
August 24
Remarkable 7-year-old Gospel Singer: Rhema Marvanne
Hub 24
September 1
Opera's Kids
Hub 28
September 4
Emily Bear - Today's Mozart?

Other

 
Date
Hub Title
Hub 5
August 19
Surviving as a Long-Distance Commuter in College
Hub 8
August 22
Six Toddlers and a Bruised Nose - A Babysitting Experience
Hub 14
August 26
The Kindle Vs. the Nook: Which Will it Be?
Hub 15
August 26
Animal Symbols and Meanings - A to C
Hub 22
August 30
Life With Hubitis and Hubmania - My 100th Hub
Hub 30
September 6
Cyber-friends are People Too

Holidays

 
Date
Hub Title
Hub 12
August 24
What is Halloween Really?
Hub 18
August 27
Are you Familiar with Boxing Day?
Hub 29
August 27
What is Thanksgiving Really?

Keeping Track of my challenge Hubs

#
Hub Title
1
Thespian Lane (Part 35 of 48) - Ghosts of Christmases Past
2
In Memory of Cancelled SyFy TV Drama
3
The Oracle (7) - Another History Lesson
4
A Day in the Life of an Imaginative Insomniac
5
Surviving as a long-distance Commuter in College
6
Thespian Lane (Part 36 o 48) - Christmastime is Here
7
The Oracle (8) - Something's Wrong With Mom
8
Six Toddlers and a Bruised Nose - A Babysitting Experience
9
Thespian Lane (Part 37 of 48) - Daddy's Girl, Fatherless Child
10
Remarkable 7-year-old Gospel Singer: Rhema Marvanne
11
Thespian Lane (Part 28 of 48) - Rosie, Meet Your Fathe8
12
What is Halloween Really?
13
The Oracle (10) - Transferring My Power
14
The Kindle Vs. the Nook: Which Will it Be?
15
Animal Symbols and Meanings - A to C
16
Thespian Lane (Part 39 of 48) - A New Year in Maudlin
17
The Oracle (11) - We Are Vulnerable
18
Are you Familiar with Boxing Day?
19
What is Thanksgiving Really?
20
Thespian Lane (Part 40 of 48) - Smashing Memories
21
The Oracle (12) - Protective Charms? Something's Going On
22
Life with Hubitis and Hubmania - My 100th Hub
23
Thespian Lane (Part 41 of 48) - The 400-Mile Memory Lapse
24
Opera's Kids
25
Thespian Lane (Part 42 of 48) - Graciela's Mama
26
The Oracle (13) - What is a Young Blood?
27
Thespian Lane (Part 43 of 48) - The Return to Thespian Lane
28
Emily Bear - Today's Mozart?
29
Thespian Lane (Part 44 of 48) - Babysitting Madness
30
Cyber-friends are People Too

Please someone, anyone... if you have further tips for me... anything. PLEASE let me know. I'm a novice to this... and why I'm so nervous, I don't know. 

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Zannie10 6 years ago

Good luck!! You can do it!! :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Haha, thanks Zannie!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Welcome and don't be worried about being left alone there are many people who will help - don't be afraid to ask.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hello, Billy! Thank you so much. You're the first challenger to comment on this Hub. I feel a little more relieved now. Thank you!


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Mutiny92 6 years ago from Arlington, VA

It will be great working with you over the next two months!


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Morgan F 6 years ago from USA

Have no fear kaltopsyd! Everyone here has been really great and supportive. i can't wait to start reading your hubs!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks, Mutiny! I'm looking forward to working with you too!

Morgan, thank you very much! I'm beginning to feel a little less... guilty. Though I still feel guilty. I don't know why. I'm looking forward to working with you!


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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Hey K.Alto, it seems like you have things working in the right direction as I write this comment. I wouldn't worry about the supportive aspect, because every one of the veteran hubbers are there to help out. I know I was a little nervous and it wasn't from the matter of writing 30 Hubs in 30 Days. I find that part to be the easiest part of it. It's the technical aspect and promotion that I'll need the support for, as I am sure that is what you will too, from what I read of your hub log. We'll all work together to achieve the success we want, but remember to keep your mind opened and focused on the task at hand. Again, it's a pleasure to meet you. :)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Do not be worried,if you stick to your plan and keep up your goals you will be right there at the end of the finish line with all of us.

WE have a few mottos on this team and the best one is from Shaz. . United we Stand Divided we Fall. Stick with getting your 30 Hubs done and then we promote , it is easy as pie. One thing I would take the google adsense accounting of, you do not want to show that column.I will try to get you uo and on the team page tomorrow but wanted to come and say welcome!


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

It's a great challenge, if it challenges you, then you have the guts ;) I know you can do it Kalto :) I'll be reading you to learn tips too


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drej2522 6 years ago from Augusta, GA

Hey there and welcome to the crew. From the looks of it, we have a heck of a team and you need not fear. You're going to have people rally behind you every step of the way! Good luck and happy hubbing!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Casgil, thank you so much! I'm happy to hear that I'm going in the right direction. That boosts by confidence a bit. Don't worry, I'll keep an open mind! Thank you for your lovely comment!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hello, wavegirl. Thanks for the tip. I removed the Adsense column... see? I take advice well, right? hehe. Thanks for sharing those mottos with me. I'll keep them in mind!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks in advanced blaise for the support and being prepared to see my through this from the sidelines! That's very kind of you! =)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

drej, it seems that this IS a great team. And I'm so happy for the support already. I'm glad I decided to join even if it was last minute. Thank you!


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englightenedsoul 6 years ago

Welcome aboard. It is so glad to have you on the team. I am really looking forward to working with you. I do have a few suggestions for you. First of all, you should add "online writing goals" tag in your hublog(without quote mark), so that SF can keep a track otherwise the hub won't appear in the tag feed. And also, you should consider writing your hub summaries categorywise, it will really help in promotion.

You already are doing a great job and I know you are a talented writer and the team will learn a lot from you. If you need any assistance, feel free to email me. Glad to have you on board!!!


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viking305 6 years ago from Ireland

Great that you have joined the challenge and welcome on board. It is my first challenge as well but already I have had lots of encouragement from everyone. Good luck


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you so, so much, enlightenedsoul! I'm going to take your advice as soon as I'm finish responding to these comments. I'm glad to be aboard!

Nice to meet you, viking! I already have a lot of encouragement too. I'm so surprised. Good luck on your first challenge as well. Thanks!


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ainehannah 6 years ago from Dublin

Hi Kimberley :0) Thanks for the welcome back it was cheering :0) I've been keeping an eye on your progress and it's amazing!! You go girl. I've been having an eventful life offline (happy stuff) so have not been as focussed on getting the hubs I'd like to uploaded. But your output is hugely impressive. Even moreso as it's not dross (high praise from a curmudgeon!!). I'm looking forward to catching up with the story on Thespian Lane, browsing through the oracle and will be ra! ra! ing from the sidelines on your 60 day challenge.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi there, welcome and you are off to a great start, just follow enlightenedsoul's suggestions and read latest sunforged hubs, See you around regarding the challenge, you can check this -- http://60daychallengeathp.ourtoolbar.com/ -- then after downloading that, there is a pull down menu of 60dc, go to forum so that you can register and email sunforged if you have any problem, or you can ask us anytime. Good luck and Take care, Maita


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hi Aine! So nice to see you again! Welcome back. I've missed you. Yes, I've been busy since we last spoke haven't I? Let's just say I caught Hubmania because I most certainly did. Thanks for the compliment and the support. I hope you're not disappointed in TL or The Oracle.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks for the warm welcome, Maita. I appreciate it. I'll definitely check out the link. Thanks again! See you around.


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Boomer60 6 years ago

kaltopsyd, Welcome aboard! It is great that you have decided to take the plunge into this challenge. I assure you, you won't be sorry you made the decision to join the team. I have added you to my hub-log as well. If you need any help just ask. We work as a team and the strength of the team is where the power rests.


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

Kimberly - You will do fine, actually i know you wilkl do awesome because you always do. Think of it this way you will open Thespian lane to a whole new audience. I will help you all i can as I always have. Give yourself some credit, you are an aswesome writer!


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Pandoras Box 6 years ago from A Seemingly Chaotic World

Hub Log looks great! Off to a roaring start! Welcome aboard!


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I'd love to see you explore some short 3 or 4 stanza poems, be it about love or confusion or nature...good luck Kaltopsyd;);)


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IzzyM 6 years ago from UK

Good luck Kaltopsyd, not that you need it - you are off to a flying start!


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Pro Design Source 6 years ago

I just wanted to say welcome to the team! Looks like you will have no problem writing 30 in 30. Your hublog looks awesome!


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Shil1978 6 years ago

Well, Kim, you have my support!! However, I am afraid I can't offer you any tips - as I myself have never taken part in any of these challenges.

I write in stops and starts and when a particular topic or subject catches my fancy, so all I can do is to try to support you as much as I can. Best of luck :)


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lakeerieartists 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Go for it. Good luck and best wishes. You can do it!


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waynet 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Good luck with the 60 day challenge and ask if you need help as I'm always on hubpages at some point of everyday!!

To your success!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Wow, guys, I don't know how to start commenting! Well, thank you all for the support.

~Boomer60, thanks for the help to get started. I appreciate it. I'm glad I hopped aboard too.

~Dobson, my friend, thank you so much for the encouragement. You're the person who introduced me to this in the first place... so it's on your head when I'm failing. Just kidding! hehe.

~Pandoras Box, thank you so much! I appreciate it.

~IzzyM, you're too kind. Thank you!

~ProDesign Source, thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you like my Hublog. :-)

~Shil, you're too kind. Thanks for the support and the good wishes.

~lakeerieartists, thanks for the good wishes as well and for the optimism too.

~waynet, thank you very much. I'm always on HubPages too. It's an addiction.

Best of luck to you all, whether you're participating or not. Thanks for checking out my log and leaving such kind comments. I appreciate it!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Mentalist, did I forget you? So sorry! I will take your request. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks for commenting.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I'm glad to see you made the decision and you have certainly made impressive progress for the first day. Best of luck.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida

Hi Kaltopsyd! Welcome to the challenge! Gosh where were you when I had my anxiety attack! It's all good, you are most welcome in the challenge and don't worry. I panicked myself into hiding and they still welcomed me back with open arms. You will never find a better group of writers in that respect. I am not brilliant with SEO and keywords and all the other stuff, but I can tell you this much:

Don't be nervous. Do not worry! Do not panic! The fight or flight reflex that causes those emotions is not necessary here as there are no predators ready to devour you. I had to learn not to be afraid here, but I'm normally afraid everywhere!

I am an expert on useless panic, it's supposed to move you to action, but I tend to let it paralyze me. When it's 2: am and you can't sleep and you can't write, just send me an e-mail, I'm probably up and can't write either. LOL, we'll get through it.


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

You are made of stern stuff! I was too chicken to try it for fear of falling into a puddle of tears. I can't wait to see how you do! Go girl!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Awesome hublog, I like the way you have it organized! Wow 80 hubs in 3 months; you will breeze right through this challenge. Best wishes. :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks, Pamela! So far I'm happy I joined the challenge as well! Thank you!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Faybe, I don't know where to start! Haha. Okay... here I go. First of all, thanks for the warm welcome! Sorry about your panic attacks. I've never had one - not counting my 'nocturnal panics' that disturb my sleep every once in a while.

I'm still slightly nervous but not for the reasons I mentioned anymore. I don't know why I'm nervous.

So you're another night owl, huh? And you're in the same time zone as I am so I'll definitely take up your offer on e-mailing you when I'm stuck in a writers' rut and it's late. Haha. You'll regret your offer. ;)

Thanks for such a lovely comment!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Ms. Audrey, you should've taken the challenge. It would've given me an even better excuse - besides the fact that you're writing is awesome - to visit your Hubs more frequently... just kidding. You know your Hubs keep me coming back anyway.

Thanks for the support though and for cheering me on the sidelines.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks Money Glitch. I don't have 80 Hubs in 3 months because I'm a writer. I have 80 Hubs in 3 months because I have a problem, an addiction... HubPages is a convenient accessory to my writing addiction and I feel the withdrawal coming on since school's going to start soon. Ahh. hehe.

Thanks for commenting!


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

Hey Kim! I promise I will try to read your stuff tomorrow! I am so glad I got Jenny 31 done so I can publish as I promised tomorrow. Looks like you are coming along really well.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Oh no problem, Dobson. I trust your word as always. I'm glad you got Jenny 31 done too. Can't wait to read it! Yay!


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johnyater 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

K alto, glad you decided to join the challenge. 80+ hubs in 3 months, you have been a busy girl! With your addiction you should be able to sail through this challenge. Good luck.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Haha, thanks, johnyater! Yes, I guess I HAVE been busy. I need to cut back on HubPages. Seriously. Good luck to you too!


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LeanMan 6 years ago from At the Gemba

Very best of luck, looking at your current output level you will have no problem with producing the 30 hubs.


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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Lovely to have you aboard - it is going to be great fun :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you very much LM and Sufidreamer! I'm glad to be aboard.


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glendoncaba 6 years ago from Somewhere in the hubverse

Hey! Welcome and glad to have you on the team. I am still figuring out the basics myself.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hi Glendon. Thanks you for checking out my log and for adding me to the list. :-)


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Wow - what a beautiful hublog, so well organized, and fun to follow. It was a very clever idea to put your diary entries in a separate color and column.

Congratulations on completing your 30!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

To the creater of this awesome challenge, thank you. I'm thrilled to know that you like my Hublog. Thanks again!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Congrats (30 hubs done) and good job, Maita


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks, Maita!


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Spongy0llama 5 years ago from Canada

Wow, good job, I aspire to your level of success with my urban fantasy serials :)


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kaltopsyd 5 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, Spongy0llama! :)

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