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My 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge Experience

  1. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 24 months ago

    Today, Friday, December 5, 2014, I am launching my 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge!

    I created a hub to track my progress and for posting my hubs, and you can find it here:
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … tivity-Log

    In doing some research in how to embark on such a challenge, I found information throughout Hubpages and thought I would share the links I found:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105249
    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Comm … d_22578144

    There were various hubbers that I found who have taken the challenge, but I couldn't find any current challengers. I decided to launch my own challenge.

    I also found an old forum thread but I couldn't post on it due to the forum being inactive:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105248  (no longer active).

    Please follow my Hub Challenge and cheer me on!

    If you are considering a Hub Challenge, read my experience and this may help you decide if the challenge is right for you, or consider a different type of challenge.

    Thank you for you support!

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Hub #1 of 30:
      http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … Lahaska-Pa

      Stats Report: My overall hubber score started out today as 90.

      Activity trends will be reported throughout my Hub Challenge. Stay tuned for more updates.

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Hubber score update: It's approximately 3 to 4 hours since I posted my initial announcement hub about the 30 day challenge, posted hub 1 of 30, and started this forum thread, and ironically, my hubber score is now 89. I will keep monitoring it in the hopes that it will go up.

        1. Anamika S profile image74
          Anamika Sposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          One of the reasons why I stopped publishing hubs is the drop in Hubber score. I can't let it go down any more.

          1. easylearningweb profile image91
            easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            It's like stocks, they go and down and sometimes it's unknown why, but usually it goes up due to increased activity.

            Hubber score now just went back up to: 90.

            1. easylearningweb profile image91
              easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

              Hub #2 of 30: Christmas Decorations Photo Gallery
              http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … to-Gallery

              Hubber Score today: 92

              1. easylearningweb profile image91
                easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

                Hub #3 of 30: Christmas Decorations Photo Gallery
                http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … -A-Snowman

                Hubber Score today: 90

                Score notes: Yesterday, my score rose to 93. It's interested to watch the trend. After a week or so, I'll also be able to see and report how my traffic is doing and any other activity trends.

                1. easylearningweb profile image91
                  easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

                  Hub #4 of 30: How to Create a Back to Top Link in a Hubpage Article
                  http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … ge-Article

                  Hubber Score today: 91

                  1. easylearningweb profile image91
                    easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

                    By the end of this week, I'll post update about my new challenge hubs and if they are featured.

                    I notice my hubber score fluctuates even the tiniest bit with just a little bit of activity. Yesterday my hubber score was 91 early in the day; later in the day, I answered some questions and engaged a bit more, and my score went up to 93.

                    Today is back to 91. It seems that a bit more work is needed to boost the hubber score and have it remain at a high score.

    2. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Congrats, i am sure you will do well, i didn`t, my hubscore wasn't stable

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Hey peachpurple, if will be very interesting to see how my score and traffic changes. I'll be posting updates throughout the next 30 days. Thanks.

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      tiffanyaprilgriffposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Hello easylearningweb,

      Good Luck! I agree. Great idea. Blessings

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you tiffanyaprilgriff! I appreciate your wishes. So far so good, it's an interesting and exciting challenge, and I welcome readers and other challengers, thanks again. :-)

  2. SAQIB6608 profile image39
    SAQIB6608posted 24 months ago

    well great challenge. Best of LUCK

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, SAQIB6608! I'm excited about this challenge and welcome visitors and commentators, thanks again. :-)

  3. Anamika S profile image74
    Anamika Sposted 24 months ago

    Congrats! Just a suggestion... Start a Blogger Blog to track your HubPages Challenge journey... just like a journal... instead of a hub to track your progress.  Post your progress/difficulty on a daily basis by writing a short description of your daily hub and link it back to your hub from the Blog. This strategy worked well for me when I succeeded in writing 100 hubs in 30 days (1st HubPages Challenge).

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Great suggestion, Anamika, thanks! Hats off to you for completing 100 hubs in 30 days for your 1st challenge. That is quite an accomplishment. Just curious, do you use Google Blogger or other? I actually have a blog but it is it dedicated to eLearning (it's called Easy Learning Blog). I also have a business Facebook page where I also post related eLearning material but I also post articles about writing on there too. I'll have to give that some thought.

      I appreciate your advice, thanks!

      1. Anamika S profile image74
        Anamika Sposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks! I suggest you use Blogger. It gets crawled fast. Once the challenge is over, you can delete the Blog if you want. Your second alternative can be tumblr...
        As far as I am concerned, I started with Blogger, but use self hosted WordPress now. But the sad truth is that I have no time to manage my own Blogs and have been ignoring them for quite some time because of work pressure.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        I wouldn't recommend using this strategy.   The 100 Hubs in 30 days Challenge happened a long time ago, and since then Google's search engine algorithm has changed a lot.    Having multiple links from one blog to HubPages is no longer beneficial.   

        Your original idea of tracking your progress with a Hub is the best idea.   
        It may be too late for this Challenge, but a good tip is to think of a Challenge which is all based around one subject area.   Then when you finish the Challenge, your "progress" Hub can become a Capstone Hub.  That's a HubPages term meaning a Hub that's an index of all your Hubs on a particular subject. 

        Just a tip - a Capstone Hub can't just be a list of links to your other Hubs.  You need to write a couple of paragraphs

        By the way, the 100 Hubs in 30 days Challenge was never repeated, because it was found to encourage Hubbers to write shorter Hubs that were not as well thought-out, whereas HubPages wants longer, better edited Hubs.

        1. Anamika S profile image74
          Anamika Sposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          Do you have any proof that multiple links from one blog to HubPages no longer work? I have proof that it works. I still use this strategy. Whether your link is counted as a backlink for Hub or not, links from Blogger are capable of getting traffic to Hubs.  Whenever I do something, even a client project, I maintain a journal privately (mostly on Blogger) to track my progress. And that is just for my motivation sake and to keep me on schedule.  Tracking your progress and being on schedule is very important if you want to succeed in your goal.
          And... I also strongly suggest writing hubs around the same topic so that it can be interlinked.

          1. easylearningweb profile image91
            easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            Anamika, I like your idea of having hubs on the same or similar topic, to interelate them. My strength is in technology. I will consider this for my next challenge. Thanks again.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 24 months ago in reply to this

              Actually that was my suggestion, Anamika was just agreeing with me.

              1. easylearningweb profile image91
                easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

                Thanks Marisa! Great idea and definitely something to consider. I originally was only going to have tech related hubs but I branched out thinking of a broader audience. Catch 22 I guess.  Although I have heard that Google likes articles about the same topic because then you are considered an expert in the field. A lot to think about. Thanks again.

  4. SAQIB6608 profile image39
    SAQIB6608posted 24 months ago

    30 is bit tough I guess. Still your speed is worth appreciating !! The quality need not to be depreciated at the cost of quantity. Scoring in 90s is great.

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Yes, SAQIB6608, it is quite a challenge, but luckily I did a ton of planning ahead of time so I have my topics already in a list and some content, and I'm surprising myself with how quickly I develop hubs.

      Thanks for your support!

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    tiffanyaprilgriffposted 23 months ago

    Hi Easylearning web,

    I think the reason for your speed is your motivation. Your determination for success! That is beautiful! Keep flying!


    Blessings,
    Tiffany April

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Tiffany...I'm a bit of a fanatic, but I think one has to be, to be doing this challenge. I do feel like I'm flying high...reaching for the stars. Thanks for cheering me on!!!  Much appreciated. :-)

  6. pumpkincat210 profile image86
    pumpkincat210posted 23 months ago

    I admire your enthusiasm and drive.   I have written only 1 hub in five years, so I definitely have writers block. I find ample content difficult.  Ill be watching this thread for inspiration.

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, pumpkincat210, that is my intention, to inspire others to write and increase some of the camaraderie that we writers need to succeed on HubPages. When I first started on HubPages about 5 years ago, I started slow, then wrote a few here and there, and I was inspired when other hubbers posted comments and cheered me on. It's like running in a marathon with spectators cheering for you...it's a great feeling! Then I was a bit inactive here and there the last couple of years, writing hubs only when I really had time. I'm back now to fulfill my challenge because I want to prepare myself for larger writing projects.

      I hope I have inspired you...Happy Writing!

  7. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #18 of 30: Christmas Time in New York City Photo Gallery
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … to-Gallery

  8. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #19 of 30: How to Live a Long, Healthy and Successful Life
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … ssful-Life

    1. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      i read this hub, very details and practical advice

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks peachpurple, glad you liked the hub!

    2. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      i read this hub, very details and practical advice

  9. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #20 of 30: Trans Siberian Orchestra Concert Review and Photo Gallery
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … to-Gallery

    1. kannanwrites profile image85
      kannanwritesposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Good work.

      I  once thought to do 15 hubs in 30 days and that too was not possible for me. And you are on your way to complete 30 in 30 days and I admire that.

      Merry Christmas!!!

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your comment, kannanwrites, much appreciated! I am learning a lot about myself, and what it takes to meet a challenge. It is a good experience, and only about 10 days to go! Thanks again. :-)

  10. S Jayaseeli profile image61
    S Jayaseeliposted 23 months ago

    This is so cool! I needed this kind of motivation. I have topics and contents to post a dozen hubs but I am being lethargic and kept procrastinating. Now I feel much better. Thank you! smile

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hey S Jayaseeli, Always glad to hear when others are more motivated to write! Happy Writing. :-)

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    bobtyndallposted 23 months ago

    I'm just curious. Everyone seems obsessed with their hub scores. However, it has been said many times that hub scores are meaningless. They have no relationship to what Google does or doesn't do. The only thing that matters is the quality of hubs and whether Google will find them.

    If the scores meant anything more people would be making money. In my view there is only one reason to be here. That is to make money. Anything else is pointless. I have yet to see anyone here claim they make much more than pennies a day. I have seen many people leave HubPages because it is very frustrating. There are much better ways to earn money than on Hubpages,

    Just my opinion.

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hi bobtyndall,

      Different writers are here for different reasons, some for some money, some for fun, and some to meet other writers and be inspired. For me it's a learning experience and and connecting with other wtiters. It helps me to be a group where others have similar interests. It's a cool writing group and we can cheer each other on for our bigger goals. It's like a stepping stone and each of us will benefit in some way.

      Thanks for stopping by. :-)

  12. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #21 of 30: Banana Walnut French Toast - Healthy and Delicious!
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … -Delicious

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #22 of 30: Quick and Easy Apple Cake Recipe
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … ake-Recipe

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #23 of 30: Interstellar Movie Questions Answered | Interstellar Commentary by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … asse-Tyson

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #24 of 30: Easy Tuna Salad | Tomato and Olive Salad | Tuna Salad Hors d’oeuvres
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … s-doeuvres

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      You're making great progress! Keep up the hard work. smile

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christy, I appreciate you cheering me on. I'll be posting my day 25 hub soon, then only 5 more hubs to go! Thanks again. :-)

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #25 of 30: 10 Ways to Think Yourself Thinner | How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … eep-It-Off

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #26 of 30: Broiled Flounder | Pot Luck Baked Potatoes | Grilled Vegetables
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … Vegetables

  18. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image74
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 23 months ago

    Keep on working; you will reach your goal. Best of luck!

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, sunilkunnoth2012, I appreciate you cheering me on. One day to go to complete my challenge!

  19. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #27 of 30: Unlocking The Power of Your Mind | Types of Intelligences | Secrets To Being Smarter
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … ng-Smarter

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    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #28 of 30: How To Instantly Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half | Savvy Money Saving Tips
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … aving-Tips

  21. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #29 of 30: Strategies for Effective Training and Education in the Workplace
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … -Workplace

  22. Daniel5 profile image79
    Daniel5posted 23 months ago

    Wow you are really killing the 30 day challenge, congrats!

    Question: how is your traffic doing? Are you monetizing your content, and if so, are your earnings consistently going up?

    Again, congrats, you're almost done!

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Daniel, my earnings did go up over the last month, and I'm hoping that continues. It's a nice surprise. I actually doing this for the love and practice of writing, and if earnings increase, it's a bonus. My traffic has been pretty good and tomorrow I will report a bit more on my progress and activity.

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping by. :-)

  23. K Murphey profile image86
    K Murpheyposted 23 months ago

    I am new to hubpages - I just joined January 1st. I set a goal for myself to write approximately 1 page (at least) every day this year, and I figured I might as well try to make a little money while I'm at it. I also feel I'll hold myself better to my goal if my writing is tracked on a website. So I did a google search, and that led me here.

    I just started browsing the forums and saw your "30 day challenge" title. Since I've given myself a similar challenge (to write every day) it intrigued me. smile Congratulations on conquering your challenge, and I hope to hold myself to my own!

    1. easylearningweb profile image91
      easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Hi K Murphy, Welcome to Hubpages! I'm impressed by your challenge to write a hub everyday. Good luck and Happy New Year to you!

  24. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 23 months ago

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    Hub #30 of 30: What I Learned From Writing | 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge Results | The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
    http://easylearningweb.hubpages.com/hub … ightingale

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    Attention Hubbers: I challenge you to create your own writing challenge. It's doesn't have to be 30 Hubs in 30 Days; it can be less (or even more if you dare). If I had to do another challenge I wouldn't do hubs on weekends (I did skip the holidays) and I would probably do a larger stretch of time so there is a bit more time available for research and optimizing hubs as much as possible.

    Please post any challenges here which you have completed or new ones you be starting soon.


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12035835_f1024.jpg

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      I'm SO impressed that you completed your challenge! Those high-quality Hubs are sure to give your account (and earnings) a nice boost! Congrats on your impressive achievement.

      1. easylearningweb profile image91
        easylearningwebposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you very much, Christy! I hope to inspire others. This challenge really helped me felt more confident and ready to take on more writing challenges. I just can't explain it, and the only way I can describe what I'm feeling right now is how one must feel after they have climbed a mountain, relieved, happy, content, and ready to prepare for another bigger climb soon. So whether my challenge is within or outside of HubPages, I still owe it to HubPages for allowing me to to use this as my springboard to reach higher things.

        Cheers!

 
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