Why I Took The 30 Hubs In 30 Days Challenge

The Top Ten Reasons!

First, I'd like to thank Denise Handlon, a fellow hubber, for giving me hub ideas when I was stuck on my last five hubs and for all her encouraging comments. It really helped! As a newbie to Hubpages, this was quite a challenge for me, cranking out 30 hubs in 30 days. When I started writing for Hubpages, it was just for fun, to share my writing with others and to get into a community with other writers. What I didn't know how was how serious a business this is for many people who write here and how people are actually earning money for their writing, like real spending kind of dollars and not just bubble gum machine money. BONUS!! So that is a great added plus for me, since I am knee deep in single momdom and our money is so tight, it squeaks!


Reason #1

I was experiencing some kind of psychotic episode. This is the only thing I can attribute my deciding to write this many hubs in so few days. I have a real daytime kind of job where I leave my house at 7:20 a.m. and don't return till 6:00. So Hubpages is not my full time job! Although it sure has seemed that way for the last 30 days!

Reason #2

I've sworn off sleep for Lent. OK, I realize it's not Lenten season yet, but it seemed a lot easier than swearing off coffee or chocolate.

Reason #3

Fame and Glory. I just love seeing those little accolades thingies on my profile page! Yeah, I know, it doesn't take a lot these days to thrill me.

Reason #4

More Magazine. For those of you who don't know about More, it's a magazine written for women over 40. Besides looking like super models, these women decide in mid-life, they're going to "reinvent" themselves and start mountain climbing and sky diving and starting Fortune 500 companies. So yes, since I am (ahem) of that age when less is More, or maybe I just want More, I'm going to stretch what's left of my meager brain cells and become a writer. And because I can see no reason to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.

Reason #5

I can't pass up a challenge. Maybe it's stubbornness or maybe I'm just stupid, but if somebody tells me I can't or I shouldn't, it just makes me want to do it that much more. I'm sure a therapist would have a field day with that. Maybe I have that aggressive-defiant disorder everyone's getting diagnosed with these days. Or maybe I'm just flat out nuts.


Reason #6

Reason #7

 I said I would.  Now I know that doesn't mean so much these days where people say a lot of things and mean about a quarter of it.  But I was raised by parents who were old school and your word was golden in their day.  My dad was from the Greatest Generation and he raised his children to follow through if it kills 'em.  And it's coming pretty close.

Reason #8

I'll admit it's partly ego.  I want to be in the elite few who have mastered this challenge.  But I'm not just going to throw any old crap up here and call it a hub.  That's for all those people I see when I'm hubhopping.  And yes, I will vote you DOWN.

Reason #9

I love to be loved. Even if it's by perfect strangers. Lately, being loved by perfect strangers is about is good as it gets for me. Not necessarily a bad thing, you know. I don't have to shave my legs or put on make-up for my new virtual friends. They love me just the way I am! I can throw away all that dental floss I have stockpiled in my bathroom drawer.

Reason #10

Last, but not least...it seemed like a good idea at the time. I've had several of those moments in my life. One was when I was five and I wanted to be catcher in my older siblings' baseball game. My sister told me to move, but I wouldn't. (See Reason #5). Ever had your head split open by a Louisville Slugger? I have and I can tell you it's not a heck of a lot of fun. A trip to the hospital and several stitches later, you think I would have learned a lesson about stubbornness, but evidently not since here I am trying to write 30 hubs in 30 days. Of course, that blow to the head may explain alot...

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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

LOL You are one funny woman. Man, that photo at the top is a scary sight! and to think I just did a 1:1 for 12 long grueling hours with a 300#, psychotic m.r. woman on Wednesday that looked just like that!

Hurrah, you did it. Love your list. Thanks for the nod my way, not necess but nice to read. And jot some ideas for April's challenge...it'll start April 1st-no foolin'

You did 'Mahvahlas Dahlinkt' especially for a newbie! Heck, I didn't get my gumption up until 8 months after I started. Two thumbs up--rated it up and FUNNY


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, Denise, I used almost all your ideas, I think, they were a big help!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

Loved your list...Even feeling a bit inspired... except for the single mom part, you and I have a lot in common, maybe I will see if I can do it too... (maybe...)


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

KBD, you should give it a try. Exhausting and a bit stressful, but truly a great sense of accomplishment! They're starting a new challenge on April 1, how appropriate!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

The first time I tried the challenge I just finished 18 hubs. :) Maybe I'll try again soon. Congratulations for doing this and having fun with it as well. And another congratulations since this hub is a Hubnuggets nominee! Wwwwhhhhheeeee!

This will take you there in a jiffy: http://hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/hub/Hubnuggets-in-...


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Woohoo! I didn't even know! Thanks for the 411, Ripplemaker!


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

hehehehe - thanks for the chuckle - I have done things with less of a reason than yours, but I like your line of thinking (I'm nutz too!) I admire your stamina, patience and loyalty to the trade! Congrats on your nomination and good luck.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Elayne, I look forward to the day when I no longer have to have an explanation for my crazy behavior. People will just say, "Well, she's old...." Thanks for the well wishes!


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graceomalley 5 years ago

Love the Jack Nicholson bits.


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Jefsaid 5 years ago from London, UK

Great hub. This HubPages stuff is simply too addictive


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, Grace, nobody does crazy like Jack Nicholson! Jefsaid, thanks, you are so right!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Congrats on your nomination. I loved reading your list of reasons for doing the 30 day challenge which I've done and it is grueling. Thanks for a few laughs


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, Pamela. Knowing people enjoyed what I wrote made the suffering much more bearable!


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

LOL,I like reason #1 after about 10 hubs in a row you do feel as though you've lost your mind. :) Congrats on being selected as a HubNugget nominee. :)


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, MG, I'm gonna give it a little rest before I do the next 30 in 30 starting on the 1st of April! My brain is tired!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

COngrats on your win. Great hub by the way. Cheers.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Seriously!? Seriously!? Thanks, Ladyjane, I am so jacked!


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Ask_DJ_Lyons 5 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

I enjoyed reading this hub and your ten reasons. Thanks!


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations. I'm not working full-time and I still hesitate to try it.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks DJ and Barbara! Barbara, you should try it! I did and I still lived to tell the tale!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Congratulations on your win! This was a great hub! I cannot imagine working full time AND taking the 30 in 30 challenge. I've published 30 hubs in 30 days, but it wasn't on purpose, I don't think I could have stood the pressure!

You are a funny lady, and I love seeing you around! Congratulations again! A well deserved nomination... as you can tell by your well deserved win!


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, Sue! Insomnia helps a lot. And the admiration is mutual, I love reading your hubs...you are a fabulously funny writer!


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

I hope you really enjoyed it


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EarnMate 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

It's great that you took the challenges with highly inspirations. I believe you are very grateful in your accomplishment.

Congratulations to your succeed.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, EarnMate! I'm very grateful that it's over, but who knows, maybe I'll do it again sometime!


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ToyGamingEmporium 5 years ago

What's reason #6?


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

@TGE...see youtube clip... :o)


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2005Fleet 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Wow a really great hub!


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Thanks, 2005Fleet! Just glad it's over, at least for now!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I joined recently too and also decided to do 30 hubs in 30 days. I finally made it, too! Isn't that funny? I read on someone else's page she was doing the same thing. It must be some weird hub obsession that takes over some of us.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

I agree, Jeannie! Wow, congratulations. It's hard, but not impossible!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi DIYwedingplanner, it's nice to meet you, congratulations on all you have achieved! I'm a newbie here and I absolutely love it, I keep setting myself goals, now this 30 hubs in 30 days is tempting....


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

MM, you should try it! I learned a lot about myself while doing this challenge. My kids did, too, like maybe they should go live with their dad for 30 days while I do it! :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi again DIYweddingplanner, that is so funny!!


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supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

OMG! I am following YOU. You are HILARIOUS!!! I love to laugh and I'm a little crazy too. I'm a mom to 7 kids and zookeeper to a small zoo. Lost my mind during my last labor. Haven't been able to find it. Fumbling through life the last 10 1/2 years. LOL! About to do the 30 in 30?! Voted up for sure. ;)


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DIYweddingplanner 4 years ago from South Carolina, USA Author

Supermom, thank you! I can identify, children are the primary cause of insanity among women, I'm firmly convinced!

I did the 30 on 30 twice and truly felt like I was going over the edge more than once. That's why I have steadfastly avoided it recently, trying to hang on to the few shreds of sanity I've got!

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