Lessons Learned During The 30--Day Hub Challenge : Number Thirty

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This is my final hub in the thirty day challenge. I was able to finish 30 hubs in 28 days. With a little sigh of relief, I completed my goal. There is so much that was learned and through all of the madness, I also landed a freelance writing project and an editing contract. That was enough to make me appreciate writing even more.

Not that I am not freelancing now, or working on other projects for wonderful writers', but all of our hard-work can place us in the limelight. Achieving the 30/30 was because there was so much motivation during the challenge. Our group on Facebook is made up of all kinds of writers'. Quite a few from HubPages, but there are others who write on multiple sites.

Along with the March contest on Hubpages, Homesteadbound along with MissOlive suggested we create a 30/30 challenge. Holding on-line virtual meetings the organization began and low and behold another 36 hubbers stepped up to the challenge and began to create hubs. With a lot of organization, docs and other writers' who would back link the work of others, the challenge began.

The first seven days appeared to be easy sailing. Many of us chose topics from the Q&A answering the questions with a hub. By the 15th day we were pushing the envelope. With all of the other commitments I had along with work, my brain felt like jell-o.

Taking a deep breath, I read instead of wrote .And by the 17th day I began to catch up by publishing two hubs in one day. I noticed that some of my work was getting a little edgy. In a couple of hubs I had duplicated my words and had to go back and correct my errors. Thank God for another pair of eyes, from all of the wonderful writers' who sent me an e-mail.

Day 25 came and I felt quite overloaded. I was writing 5 articles a day and at least one or two belonged on the challenge. My days went into the wee hours of the morning, and I was still working on reading, commenting, greeting and posting. There were times when my head hurt and my vision was blurred, because I was writing so much.

When I wrote hub 29 last night for a mother who is heartbroken because her young son is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit. I researched all of the information for over a month before deciding to write about this young soldier. I believe wholeheartedly that Alfred Joseph Sanchez is innocent and now I am on a mission with his mother. With that hub it was 2am before I went to slip and I was up at the crack of dawn.

What I have learned from the 30/30 challenge is never to give up. If it is your first time with the challenge, pace yourself. If you can't complete it the first time, go back and try again. Begin with 10/10 or 15/15 until you work your way-up to 30. Nobody is going to be disappointed with you.

Organize yourself prior to your challenge. Choose titles, research your topic, add your picture, video, Amazon or Ebay capsules prior to writing your article. Create your summary about what your hub is about. The nice thing is you can leave multiple hubs unpublished for a long time. Amazingly the hub score tends to move up or down, depending on how long they have been there.

Make sure all of your hubs are quality. Sloppy writing will only bring your hub score down and Google doesn't mind putting you in the sandbox.

If you have a comment on your hub or receive an e-mail with someone critiquing your work. Be appreciative because they are only being supportive.

Take a break. All of us need a break and if you don't feel like writing another word, don't! Because many of us have completed the challenge now , doesn't mean we have not given up before.

Motivate others to complete the challenge, just like they have motivated you. If someone can't be there for you, be supportive of them.

At the end of the challenge, you will feel accomplished, rewarded and relieved that you achieved your own personal goal.

Now I can get back to reading, writing and some well needed rest and relaxation.


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'I AM WOMAN'

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Chuck 4 years ago from Tucson, Arizona

Congratulations on completing the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge. Having completed this myself a couple of years ago, I know what a challenge it is but it also helped me with my writing and my standing on HubPages as well as with revenue generation.

Keep up the good work - I have enjoyed the other Hubs by you that I have read.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Congrats, AEvans! You have produced some great hubs, and I have personally appreciated your support. What a ride, huh? :-)


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Talullah 4 years ago from SW France

Well done on completing the challenge!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Victoria Lynn: It was a ride! lol! Now I can read, write and comment. But it was so much fun too. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Tallulah: Thank you so much for the kudos! I really needed that. :)


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Julianna, congrats on completing the 30/30 challenge. Sorry I couldn't join in but have been overwhelmed with work and the contest. Next challenge I might just challenge myself as well. I did complete it when I just joined HP but most of the entries were poetry and recipes...lol


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cardisa: Thank you! I understanding being overwhelmed, I felt the same way too. lol! Poetry and recipes are wonderful and at least you completed the first round. It is okay you did not do it this time, believe me there will be more. :)


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Zooloot.com 4 years ago from Europe

Well done! You deserve the rewards of your hard labour ;) I really have to do more hubing. But to be honest I rarely get the time to even visit any more. But you did inspire me to put a word or two in with all your tpics

Regards


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Pamela N Red 4 years ago from Oklahoma

My goodness, Julianna, you have had your plate full. I thought I was busy with all that I was doing but now I feel as though my lot wasn't so bad after all.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Congratulations! Doing a hub is a day is a big challenge. I love reading your hubs and look forward to reading some of your latest. Way to go!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Zooloot.com: You should. But I do have to say I am so exhausted mentally! lol


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Pamela N Red: Your plate was full too. I am so glad all of us have gotten through it. Congratulations on your achievement too! :)


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Don Simkovich 4 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Congrats! I have yet to write 30 hubs in 30 days. I may tackle that in April, though. I've got an editorial calendar I've started. If I line up my topics ahead of time then I know it will be easier.


kelleyward 4 years ago

Congratulations! I haven't taken the challenge yet but plan to soon. Thank you for sharing this valuable information so people like me can be a little more prepared for the challenge!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Congrats on reaching the finishing line Julianna, I knew that you would get there.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

prairieprincess: Thank you! :D Now I can read and catch up. We can achieve anything if we just apply ourselves.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Don S: It will be easier. Let us know if you are going to do it. We will definitely motivate you! :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

kelleyward: It is good to prepare and if you are tired, remember to always take a breather. It works. We will be behind you 100% :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Anamika S: I didn't know if I was going to get there. lolo! I am glad that I was able to achieve my own personal goal. Thank you for the kudos. :)


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Hi Aevans:

My eyes were getting sore and my head was throbbing just reading your thirtieth hub ): I give you and all of the other hupage writers in on this challenge, a big golden star for rising above and beyond and in the end accomplishing your goals. And I am sure that among all other obstacles that you surely encountered along the way, it must not have been no easy task. All I can say as depicted in your video-You are Woman, a woman who certainly deserves much recognition and applause for setting and reaching the goals of the 30/30 hub challenge contest. Good for you and voted your hub up and awesome.

Jim


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JLbowden: Thank you so much. Since the challenge I have found that it is now easier to write in multiples. But I am still trying to overcome all of the writing. lololo! Thank you again for the kudos and now you can rest your eyes. :)


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Ae you're quite welcome and yes I will rest my eyes for awhile, but in the interim, will gear myself up in taking on the milestone of writing thirty hubs in thirty days, as you and others have done so already. Just have to find a month where I can find some free time to give it a go. Take care.

Jl


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

HI Julianna... hugs for all the hard work and effort you put into the challenge plus all the extras you have been doing for the other hubbers. Well done and from what I read you are ready for another...

Hugs from Canada


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jlbowden: Here is my challenge. If you wait until May I will do it again with you. :) You can do it, just let me know when you are ready. I have to be prepared. lolo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Rolly A. Chabot: I am willing to do another challenge; but am going to wait until May. I need a long break. Some great things happened during this challenge and I feel so blessed. :)


Flora Breen Robison 4 years ago

Congratulations on completing the challenge. Five articles a day at one point and little sleep? I don't know how you and your brother get so much done even when you have little sleep. I can do several things at once, but not when I can't sleep-I fall apart then and end up sick-which is exactly what happened to me over the month that just ended.


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

Hello Ae:

May sounds like a good month for me and this will give me more time to prepare myself and possibly we could invite a few others to join us beforehand. One request I don't want to do any writing on the 12th I am taking that day off to celebrate my birthday. (: Take care.

Jl


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Flora Breen Robison: If I go to bed around 12:30 am I can get up at about 6:30 in the morning. If you remember I took a break in between and then wrote 2 hubs for multiple days. I also wrote double hubs the last 3 days. It is endurance. I have been multi-tasking for years so I am used to pushing myself to the limit. :)

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