My 60 Day Challenge Hub Log

April 2, 2010- Hub Log Day 1 Goals

Okay, my goals for the 60 Day Challenge are:

  1. Finding My Niche
  2. Keeping my Eye on the Prize
  3. Increased Page Views
  4. Increased Profits from Adsense and Amazon
  5. Getting my Web Sites up and running!
  6. Learning Marketing Skills.

Frankly, I started writing again because I believe I am a good writer, I love to write, and I thought I would be doing self-help, or something that would be helpful to others. After getting started with Hub Pages, the fiction novels that I have started and never finished, and the "helpful hints" type of Hubs fell by the wayside. I found new areas of interest that I never had before, I loved learning, but had never done research (not much anyway) for any of my writing, because it was fiction! Now I love investigating, and researching a topic. What has ultimately happened is I have lost my focus.

In this challenge I am to limit myself to no more than 10 topics, ideally 6 works best. 3 to 5 hubs on each topic. This will of course be more of a challenge, but it is a necessary change from what I have been doing.

Week 1

Hub 1: Paul McCartney Glass Walls

This hub is about factory farms and the mistreatment of animals that goes on. Paul McCartney teamed up with PETA to do a campaign about the inhumane treatment of animals on these farms, and included are my memories of what farm life used to be, and a couple of videos by young people who have seen "Glass Walls".

Hub 2: Cloud Gazing, It's What Kids Do

This Hub is about doing something special and free with your kids, grandkids, or any kids that are a part of your life. My son says that one of his teachers used to take the whole class out for cloud gazing at least once a week, weather permitting! it is about thinking like a child again, using your imagination.

Hub 3: Playing in The Sand, It's What Kids Do

This hub is about playing in the sand, as well as the way sand is used in the products we come in contact with and use every day.

Hub 4: How to Understand SEO and Hub Pages Keywords

From a relatively new Hubber, and one who was taught not to be redundant, using keywords to anchor text and get picked up by search engines, is one of the most difficult challenges I face. This hub is about tools I have found, and what I learned today.

Hub 5 : Story Telling, It's What Kids Do

This hub may be considered scattered, but the theme is story telling, and that there is a kid in all of us, who still tells stories.

Week 2

Okay, so week one I actually did six hubs, although I left one out of the challenge as it is more a work in progress than anything else. So it's Saturday, I guess I am really on week two so here is hub number 6.

Hub 6: Sibling Rivalry, It's What Kids Do.

This is an article about what sibling rivalry turns into as we grow up. As adults it may be something far different in appearance, but it was learned from birth. Making noise=Attention, Attention=Survival.

Hub 7: ClickBank How-To Guide. My initiation to ClickBank! A new experience for me, and still a weak point, but I can do this. They have Video tutorials!

Hub 8: Paralyzed by Anxiety: Has This Ever Happened to You? This hub is about working your way through your anxiety attack, and the tips and tools you can use to get through the day (or two weeks).

Week 3

Okay I quit smoking. Not copping out, just saying, this has caused my hubbing to take a break, and a turn. My niche market is going to be about a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier planet! I believe that through healthy minds and healthy bodies, we can influence the global health and stimulate the global economy in the right direction. The hubs that follow will be on that track.

Week 4

I skipped a week due to huge problems with my finances, which hopefully will take a turn for the better at the end of the challenge!

Hub 9: How You can Quit Smoking This hub is about my struggle to quit smoking as well as tips to help others make their own decision to quit for a healthier lifestyle.

Hub 10: Monetize your Hubs and Blogs with ShareASale. This hub is about finding a monetization method that really will work for me, and for others like me, who have no idea how to pick and choose the right items to sell.

Hub 11: Mother's Day and the Perfect Gift. Although my mother is no longer with me, I have found the perfect gift for her. This is a walk down memory lane as well as a shopping experience.

Hub 12: What's in Your Cigarette, and Staying Smoke Free. This hub is about the ingredients in your cigarettes as well as the tools to stay smoke free for the rest of your life.

Hub 13: Playing in The Sprinklers: It's What Kids Do. Yet another hub about bonding with our families, this one inspired by a video of some family bonding sent me by my brother. The family bonding is transpired during sprinkler play. You just have to see it.

Hub 14: Hugs Can Change The World A hub about how a hug can change the world, and how research about a hug can take you around the world and back again.

Hub 15: What A Difference a Hug Makes. The story of two college students from Auburn University who started a web site to get a hug from Taylor Swift.

Hub 16: Happy Month of May.This hub is mostly about May Day, but it will be a sort of capstone hub to which I will affix the other May Holiday hubs. (After some much needed sleep)

Hub 17: Learning Something Every Day: It's What Kids Do.This hub actually has triple meaning. Inspired by a forum post about teachers making $85,000 per year, I decided to do some research. That lead me to a teacher and poet named Taylor Mali. The inspiration gained from listening to him speak is a large part of the influence on my hub.

Hub 18: Make A Difference this Mother's Day, Support PETA. This hub is about the abuse of circus elephants. PETA and several other organizations have been fighting the cruelty endured by performing animals for years. Please do your part. You can join the fight for free, by joining PETA's street team.

Hub 19: Have you Seen Noah Kalina, or You can be Famous and Successful. This is about a photographer who has marketed himself on the internet since the year 2000.

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Good luck!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Good luck with your challenge.


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Marketing skills and increased page views are still a big concern for me; no, that's not exactly true...EVERYTHING you listed still evades me.

So my best to you in your journey!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks for your good wishes, I need all the luck I can get! And if you haven't already, you can still join the challenge!


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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Best of luck Faybe - I look forward to working with you!


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frogdropping 6 years ago

Good to see you Faybe - I'm sure we're all going to learn a lot, as well as have some fun during the next 60 days!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I am excited! I tried to sleep last night, but couldn't, finally caught a few hours this afternoon! LOL. Now I will eat and get to work!


JeanMeriam 6 years ago

Good Luck Faybe. I'm sure it will be fun to work together.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you. I am already behind, research, lol!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Good luck to you. You've got a good start, and a good topic--the inhumane treatment of animals. It's heartwrenching.

You might want to balance it with a happier topic, just because that subject, though near to us all that have any kindness in our hearts, is deeply upsetting.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Paradise. Yeah I know, I tried to get to out, but haven't finished the second one yet, which is much happier.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Good luck to you I guess I really havent found my niche either in writing. I just write whatever comes to mind and I have 12 more hubs to go for the 30 hub challenge and boy they werent kidding when they call it the challenge. Good luck. Happy Easter


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Happy Easter, Ladyjane, and everybody!I have just finished my second hub, for April. YAY!


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

Hey Faybe, you're flying already!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

As are you, Marisa! I have to rush a bit as I have three whole days in a row I won't be able to write! So I figured I would jump in now, and then Wednesday try to play catch up again! Lol, that's me always playing catch up.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

wow Faybe you are so ahead of the game . .I am sure going to have to follow your lead!!! By the time you get back on Wed I should have caught up! Looking forward to this journey with you:)Happy Easter to you!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Me too, now I just have to make myself sleep at night, lol.


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Edweirdo 6 years ago from United States

Good head start, Faybe! I look forward to working this challenge together over the next two months!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Edweirdo, I am looking forward to it also, sounds like a real blast, I wish we'd started sooner!


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Hi faybe!

I have you listed in the official team hub, we have completed the team building phase of our journey. if you havent yet, I encourage you to jump through and meet your fellow team members.

Some technical suggestions:

we are also using the tag "60daychallenge" (no spaces)

Whenever you post a link, if its possible you should create a keyword based anchored text link.

So where you have:

http://hubpages.com/animals/Paul-MacCartney-Glass-...

Instead type " Paul McCartney Glass walls " highlight it with your cursor, then click the little chain icon. Stick the whole link in there and then ok.

It makes a difference visually and to search engines!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Sunforged! I will fix that right away! I will meet the team members ASAP. Thanks.


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englightenedsoul 6 years ago

Nice hublog Faybe with clear goals and I am sure you would achieve it. Gosh, I am really excited to take part in thsi challenge with so many quality hubbers like you.

I have a suggestion for you. Though you are listed in the official challenge team, recommend that you still put "60dc-logs" as your tag. This will not only help sunforged to keep a check on our progress but also fellow hubbers can look at you hub log and can get motivated by your success or help if your stuck or doing something wrong. If you put "60dc-logs" as your tag and you right click and open that tag it will show all the hublogs of the offical team. So have a look at them, many heavy weights of hubpages are also a part of this challenge!!

Sorry for the essay and best of luck for the challenge!!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

No this is a big help! I can use all the help I can get! Essay away! I am excited, I may not ever sleep again! I love to write, and to read. Now that things are rolling for me, I just don't know when to stop. There are definitely not enough hours in the day. By the end I may be talking gibberish. :)


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pakpub 6 years ago from Ohio

You have very clear goals that I hope you achieve in the 60 day challenge. I am looking forward to being on the same team. Good luck!


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N. Ramius 6 years ago

Well Miss Fox, the game is afoot. Best of luck to you in the challenge. And nice fur.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Pakpub, and N. Ramius. Clear skies ahead for our journey! I am ready to go! good luck to you as well.

@pakpub, Welcome to the challenge!


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I can see that you are doing well with your hubs - great start!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Shaz, I believe I will be playing catch up on the weekend. Just on lunch break at school now, then baby-sitting tonight!. Glad you are in the Challenge!


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

Wow. What a great start on your hubs for the challenge. It looks like you will be doing well. I look forward to reading your upcoming hubs.

Namaste.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you, Deborah. I have a long way to go yet! I appreciate the vote of confidence.


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Susana S 6 years ago

Hi Faybe Bay - I'm still trying to get round everyone who's taking part in the challenge to say hello. So hello! And wishing you the very best :)


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Susana S! Glad to see you. I have to find out if I have gotten to everybody yet, I don't know if I have or not! Thanks for stopping by.


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Boomer60 6 years ago

Faybe, just stopping bye to wish you luck on the challenge. I see that you have only been here a short time yourself. Your knowledge of what to do definitely puts me to shame. I know I will be learning a lot through this 60 day challenge. I already have this very first week.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Me too! Lot's to learn. I should have been sleeping by now, but then I ran across more to learn.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Mam, I am with you, GO GO, Maita


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Hope all is working out for you, any questions feel free to ask away!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Maita, Hi Sunforged. All is well, as well as can be expected. I am trying to get my affairs in order, then will get more to hubbing! Hope you two are doing great!


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Very Glad to be a teammate Faye... I'll definitely come back to read more... Im playing catch up now.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi GeneralHowitzer, looks as if I'll be playing catch-up all the way through. I will get to reading and writing again, just hit a snag. Have a great day, and a great weekend! :)


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

It looks like 10 hubs completed so far? Thats quite a bit, congrats! We still have a weekish (not a typo) left are you still aiming for 30? Let me know if you need anything.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Sunforged, yeah, still aiming for thirty, hopefully will catch up this weekend, had a major set-back. I am over-thinking it I guess. I went to deep into study of what works and over-whelmed myself. I'll catch up, I'm sure of it. Thanks for checking in on me.


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SiddSingh 6 years ago

Hi Faybe,

How are you doing? You have already finished more than half of the 30 hubs. That's really great work!

You can do it!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Yeah, but I was supposed to finish the first 30 in the first thirty days!. I am still working on it. Thank you for the confidence boost!


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LisaAuch 6 years ago

Great for you to share your journey, i think it is great when we can encourage each other, but also learn along the process too!

Good luck

Lisa

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