Thank you. Once I get done, I will probably be burned out for a while. It is like when I did the Nano-where you have to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I did it but could not pick up a pen in a while.
Okay I am set. The first hub will be coming shortly. Consider these just rough drafts because I am sure the word counts will be too low for them to be featured. Once I am done with the challenge I will go back and edit them.
Lois, there is no "official" 30 Day Challenge in the sense of a particular starting and end date.
The 30 Day Challenge has always been a personal challenge - no prizes, no closing date, just a personal challenge intended to motivate Hubbers, HubPages doesn't endorse it any more because too many people were misunderstanding it - which is what you're doing now.
The Challenge is to publish 30 Hubs in 30 days. I tried it three times before I succeeded, and even then I cheated a bit, because one of my Hubs was a "summary" Hub of the other 29! That's because you're not supposed to publish the Hubs until they are fit to be published, so it's a big task.
30 rough drafts - that's no challenge! Anyone could throw that together. Besides, if you think about it for a moment, it's not a very nice thing to do to HubPages You are deliberately publishing Hubs which you know will be substandard, forcing HubPages to pay someone to assess that Hub even though you know it will fail (the quality assessors are paid per Hub).
Of course, we all publish Hubs which don't pass the QAP now and then, but to publish something knowing it's not long enough to get featured (which is what you said you were doing) - that's a different thing. It creates unnecessary work and cost for HubPages - and while your few Hubs might not make that much difference, you're trying to encourage others to do it too, so it could be a problem if enough people joined in.
I had a quick look at a couple of your Hubs, and clearly, you have the ability to write well, so don't sell yourself short - take a bit more time, and get them right first time rather than publish them half-baked.
You'll notice a HubPages staff member has already advised you that HubPages doesn't approve of the 30 Hubs challenge any more - I'm not sure if you noticed that post, since she was replying to someone else.
Out of the 63 hubs I have published since Feb 51 of them are featured. 3 are not featured because of engagement and the rest are not featured because of QAP. As I said I do do back and check them over and fix any mistakes I find. Of the 8 I have done for this Personal challenge, I think 2 are non featured. Good quality in my opinion but not HPs opinion. And the word counts are a lot higher than what I was expecting. what I meant in the first post were adding images and videos because I thought that would be time consuming, but I found out it was not.
I did read the post if the staff member. She just said they don't endorse this challenge any more.
Yes, rough drafts would be unpublished (or unfeatured), but only after HubPages has paid a quality assessor to look at them. That's my point, that it would be a bit rude (IMO) to put HubPages to that inconvenience deliberately. However, it sounds like you've now rethought and are not going the "rough draft" route anyway, so it's no longer an issue.
And I am doing more or less what you did. My hubs are from chapters of a Bible Study I am doing answering questions that are at the end of each chapter. It worked well with my Experiencing God study. Now if it involved something that required a lot of research, I probably wouldn't be able to do that.
HubPages no longer endorses 30 Hubs in 30 Days challenges because we've changed our focus to high-quality, media-rich Stellar Hubs which often take much more time to complete.
Hubbers are, of course, free to do whatever challenges they like on their own, but as far as officially-endorsed challenges go, you are much more likely to see ones that focus on creating 3-5 Stellar Hubs in 30 days in the future.
Interesting. I published two hubs today. At one time I posted 4 articles a day for another site-when I didn't work. But it would take me all day. Yes when I work it will be hard because I work 8-12 hours a day with a commute that take an hour and half each way.
Interesting I published two hubs today. When I wrote for another site I used to average 4 articles a day-when it was my day off-but it would take me all day. When I am working it is hard because I work-8-12 hours plus I commute 75 miles each way. But it all depends whether you know what you are going to write about.
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