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Two Years of Hubpages Work in Four Months

This is my absolute last goal for my first 4 months on HubPages. It was to complete two years worth of Hubpages work. This is based onthe average of 4 hubs per week working 52 weeks a year. This is my 312th hub. I made my goal. I made all the goals which I set for my self both short term and long term. If I have any recommendation for anyone new to Hubpages it is set goals. You should start out small setting short term goals. Set a goal for the week.

Weekly Goals

Start with an outline of each topic you wish to write about. This is the easiest way to avoid writer’s block. Complete your research. Personal hubs are great because they provide perspective and what is a writer but a witness to the world but research what you write even if you don’t use citations. Research almost always saves you when it comes to interactions with your commenters. Your audience deserves to read well informed articles even if they don’t agree with you so always research your work.

I like to include a picture or instructional video. The more the better as far as visuals go for me but that is not the conventional thinking from many hubs authors so this is only my opinion.

Then sit down and write. And if the words don’t come easily force yourself to write anyways. Writing is like running. It is a discipline. And the more you do it the better you are at it. I don’t write words over 8th grade vocabulary and with the internet today I try not to really write over 4th grade vocabulary. I am German and a subject and a verb make a sentence so I try to leave out the adjectives and adverbs. Fundamentally I believe writing for the internet is very different then writing for a magazine or for a publication. The article should be easy to read and poignant.

Once you have accomplished your weekly goal make your month goal.

Monthly Goal

Big goals are never accomplished without making a plan of smaller goals to accomplish the big goal. It is how it works. So when you hit your week goal it is important to set a monthly goal. The same format applies with the weekly goal just have a goal set for the month as well.

Celebrating

I believe in celebrating each step of your writing experience. It is a wondrous thing that we have thoughts, dreams and a venue to communicate with each other. And it is more meaningful when that communication touches another human being in a way that inspires them and then inspires you in kind. So celebrate each and every success and if you don’t reach a goal then realize it is only a matter of time until you do. And always strive for your goals no matter how much life interferes with your aspirations of writing.

Things I Wish I Knew When I Started

Not everything you write will be genius and it doesn’t need to be. Some things should be light and easy.

It is okay if you make a factual error if you print a retraction. I made a factual error about Herman Cain claiming he worked for Little Caesar’s Pizza when in fact he worked for GodFather’s Pizza. The merits of the article still held up but the inaccuracies detracted from the merits so I printed a redaction.

Appreciate every single on of your commenters and give them the benefit of the doubt when they take the time to read your article. As writers we can all be sensitive to criticism. If they read your work they have done you a favor.

Moderate a bit. In general I am against moderation because I do feel if anyone who takes the time to comment I should allow them to be heard. Occasionally things that are off topic are written. For instance underwear add links, I spam that stuff off my comments section. If I have actually written an article about underwear I might let it fly but if it is completely off topic I spam it.

Where Will I Be A Year From Now?

I have a lot of written product just sitting around. I have several screen plays and a few novels as well as more children’s books just waiting to be published. I am certainly more comfortable writing for paper publication then the digital world. But I maybe behind the antiquated. I am also am a researcher and publish technical work so I maybe back to that profession in a year. Or I could just continue here. But what I can assure you is no matter where I am I will be focused and goal oriented in all my endeavors.

Ironically

I have actually written enough on Hubpages to make a full length hard cover book in 4 months but admittedly I have needed an editor the entire time although I am improving.

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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Congratulations! That is really an outstaning accomplishment. I applaud you for you dedication. This is phenomenal!


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lobobrandon 5 years ago

great work, I'm just waiting for my holidays as that's when I'll be writing 4 hubs a day and not 1 in 4 days. Looking forward to more hubs from you


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Thanks for sharing this hub it has great information for us all. Gave it up and interesting


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SheliaKay 5 years ago from Marietta, Ohio..... but born and raised in Northern Ohio on Lake Erie

a very inspiring hub. When I first started on hubpages a few months ago I had so many ideas of what I wanted to write about but I spend more time researching then actually writing. This Hub has inspired me to set some goals and get writing. Thank you! Vote up for you and congrats on reaching your goals.


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klanguedoc 5 years ago from Canada

wow, I can't believe it, over 300 hub in 4 months. Do you ever leave your computer. That sounds like a lot of caffeine. What can I say, Bravo!


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CWanamaker 5 years ago from Arizona

Thats an amazing amount of writing! I wish I had the time to write as much as you do.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi homesteadbound,

Thank you and I have seen your fantastic work as well. No doubt you are catching up to me quite quickly.

Thanks for reading, commmeting and providing feedback.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi lobrandon,

Thank you and I look forward to reading your work as well.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi lyns,

Thanks for readng rating and prviding feedback. It is always wonderful to read your comments.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks SheliaKay,

I know you will be prolific once you set your goals and I am following you so I will anxiously await your publications.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Klanguedoc,

No caffeine involved at all. I am just a follow a formula for writing. Thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi CWanamaker,

I look so forward to reading your amazing work as well.

JT


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davenmidtown 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

Wow... what a great hub. It is full of everything I should do. Congratulations on all of this writing. Awesome... Voted up.


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Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

You are an inspiration! Well done on your hard work, dedication and discipline. Your advice is well-explained and very useful. Voted up.


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Excellent and educational hub. Good luck in all your future endeavors. God bless.


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece

Now that is ALOT of hubbing. Can I ask if writing that amount of hubs is still enjoyable? I'd worry that if I set my goals too high then it would take the enjoyment out of hubbing, but that's just me. If you've enjoyed reaching your goal then well done to you.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Daveinmiddletown,

Follow you heart and you will do just fine. Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Jools99,

I look forward to reading you articles. You can do it to. If I can you can as well.

I look forward to reading your work.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi gmwilliams,

I look forward to reading your work as well. Ad I will be following you eagerly.

Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi debbie roberts,

It is not as enjoyable as just writing. But is important to hae a discpline about your craft. Did I love writing every hub? No but I have loved writing the majority of them. Sometimes you have to write stuff not as fun to get to the better ideas of what to write.

Excellent question and i am folowing you now. Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

JT


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece

I suppose it's like anything we do in life.It's the sense of achievement we get afterwards that make it worthwhile. Well done I do admire you're commitment.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Debbie,

I look forward to reading your work and supporting your efforts as well.

JT


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Congratulations on your outstanding achievement!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hey Dexter,

Thank you so much but you have been on this journey with me. I look forward to following you as well.

Thanks for readiing, commentiing and rating.

JT


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perrya 5 years ago

besides loving to write, what is the reason behind the goal? hoping to become discovered? famous? make money? just to have thousands of hubs on the internet? there must be some inner motivation.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Perrya,

I am looking for a publisher for my work. Have anyone you could recommend? Why write? That is a good one? I guess for the same reason I breathe it is apart of life for me.

Why do I have goals? I believe in structured approach towards achievement. I am even past the 312 hubs which this hub documents.

Would it be nice to publish the manuscripts I have been unable to get publisher's to read? Absolutely. Is fame my quest? No. I am a rather shy person. And as much as you think you might know me from my writing I am very private.

I think my inner motivation is to share with my audience. And as for the goals I set for myself. I am always demanding on myself. For instance I wrote a 109 page screen play in a weekend. It took me another two weeks to translate it into the language I wanted the film to be in and type it up.

And in graduated school I wrote 200 pages of publishable material every 4 months which is about on par with what I have done here. So I think I am use to producing on that level.

But it would be nice to publish the works I have just lying around the house. And I have many manuscripts. It is practically a fired hazard. LOL.

I guess it would be cool to publish thousands and thousands of hubs if no other offer comes my way. As long as I can share with and audience and entertain, motivate, inspire or amuse, it works for me atleast for now. Sorry to disappoint no deep motivation. I want to follow others journey's in wiritng and share my journey as well.

That probably sounds so lame to you. I remember your bio. and it is really impressive.

Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

All My Best,

JT


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi JT Walters, you're a true inspiration and a great help to us all here on HubPages! I have set myself a few goals but have neglected to set weekly or monthly goals because I've just tried to fit in my time around my home and work-life. You've shown how important it is to break down our goals into manageable chunks. Now I'm motivated to really lay these out and get more organized. Thanks, I'll be bookmarking this so I can keep coming back to it.

Cloverleaf.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Cloverleaf,

Thank you so much for reading my hub. It is meant to be of assistance to all of my fellow hubbers. I appreciate you taking the time to comment and respond and I look forward to reading you next work soon.

JT


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg

Congrats, thats amazing, I think I'll get 2 years worth done in ten, but then I have very limited time, and that's ok, I still enjoy this very much!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Carco,

No matter how long it takes you I will be eagerly awaiting your articles to read.

JT


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bizzymom 5 years ago from New York

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. I have only read a couple of your hubs, but it has become my goal to read more! Thanks for sharing!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi bizzymom,

Thank you so much. We are one big family on hubpages and thanks for reading and commenting. I have read some of your work as well and I hope to reading more soon.

JT

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