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The Hub Challenge: 100 Hubs in 30 Days -- are you in?

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/u/1091663.gif

    Yep, I'm going to be writing 100 Hubs in 30 days starting next Monday, May 11th. This might sound a little crazy (because it is), but I promise that I have a somewhat logical reason for doing it.

    So here's the story --

    Yesterday I was surfing around the web, looking at some blogs that have been mentioning HubPages and after I looked at a few that really didn't keep my attention, I landed on one that had me hooked instantly. The blog was called The Keyword Academy and the post was called New Make Money Experiment - 100 Hubs In 30 Days. I won't bore you with too many details, but basically the guy who wrote it initially tried to write some marketing Hubs that ended up earning him some money, which made him give HubPages a second look.

    Well, this second look convinced him that he could make money on HubPages and he has decided to try a new experiment where he will create 100 Hubs in 30 days to see what the earning potential on HubPages really is. Here's a quote from his post:

    After I read his experiment that he was planning on doing I posted a comment to his that said I'd like to do knock out 100 Hubs in 30 days, too and challenged him to see who could earn the most after the 100 Hubs were published. He accepted, we emailed back and forth a few times and now it's official -- we're going head to head for 30 days starting on Monday! I know, 100 Hubs in 30 days is crazy, but it will give us a great way to really see the potential of HubPages and hopefully it will be fun for all of you to keep up with, too. Well, that is, unless you want to do join the Hub Challenge, too. smile

    If you would like to join (which many of his blog readers are), you can either get really crazy with us and post 100 Hubs in 30 Days, or you can take it a little easier and post 30 Hubs in the 30 days, which is still quite an accomplishment. I know that Everyday Miracles is joining in (she aid so on Twitter), so I've got at least one Hubber who is stepping it up!

    If you do want to join in, here are 3 simple things that I want to please ask you to do during the 30 days:

    1. If you Tweet info about your progress with the Hub Challenge could you please use the #HubChallenge hashtag after each of your tweets so that we can keep an eye on what everyone's up to and how their challenge is going. Also, you can follow HubPages on Twitter here for overall challenge updates: http://twitter.com/HubPagesDOTcom

    2. Once you start writing your Hubs, please add a 'HubChallenge' tag to any Hub that you're writing for your 30 Day Hub Challenge so that we can do some cool reporting and analysis on the Hubs that we're all writing during our 30 days.

    3. Write a blog and let all of your friends know that you're crazy enough to accept the challenge and be sure to use one of these images below whenever you post something. smile

    http://hubpages.com/u/1092215.gif

    http://hubpages.com/u/1103783.gif

    http://hubpages.com/u/1092216.gif

    http://hubpages.com/u/1103782.gif

    Here are a few awesome Hubbers who have already written about how crazy they are:


    If you want to join in on the Hub Challenge, let me know and get to thinking about what you're going to start writing about on Monday! (I may need your help with topics, too.) smile

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      mdawson17posted 7 years ago in reply to this
      1. Cygstarz profile image88
        Cygstarzposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        1 per day is so out of my range. But for the heck of it, I'll shoot for 2-3 per week. Maybe I'll surprise myself. Thanks Court and Ryan for cranking out this challenge.

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, you've got to start somewhere...this is WAY out of my range, too (as with most of us), but I think that we sometimes need to really push ourselves a bit to really see what we're made of. smile

          At least that's what I'm saying now -- talk to me in 15 days. haha

        2. Sandra James profile image60
          Sandra Jamesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I am game for the same. I will be creating 100 hubs in 30 days beginning May 11th.

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Awesome!! You should add a profile pic while you're at it, too! smile

        3. Lwelch profile image94
          Lwelchposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sure, I will give it a shot - not sure I will have the sanity to do 30 as I have only done 9 in my 5 months here, but, what the heck! I know I can get 30 topics out of the mostly health arena that I am already working on.

        4. smallcomforts profile image61
          smallcomfortsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Count me in for at least 30 hubs....wish me luck!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeeee haw! smile

            http://hubpages.com/u/1092216.gif

        5. FatFighter profile image60
          FatFighterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Holy Cow - you ARE nuts! I will try for 30, but it may end up being a bit less. smile

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          rondaclaireposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm going to try for 100.

          Poverty
          Depression
          "Is he or isn't he" interested?

          :smile

          This could be interesting. Thanks for the challenge!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's what I'm talking about!

            You need to post this somewhere you crazy, deranged fool! haha

            http://hubpages.com/u/1092215.gif

        7. lotuslove19 profile image5
          lotuslove19posted 7 years ago in reply to this
        8. irukandji profile image61
          irukandjiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Excellent Idea. Read about this on Mark's site and I'm definitely going to give it a try. A bit off topic, but where did you get your headers made and find the font for the headers. I love them.

          Cheers,
          Paul.

        9. Claudia Adães profile image60
          Claudia Adãesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi,
          This is a wonderful way to organize my ideas and share them with you all. We all need someone or something to make us act.
          Thank you.

          Claudia Adães

        10. Army Infantry Mom profile image60
          Army Infantry Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm in,..what better way to pass time untill my son comes home from Afghanistan,..hes got a little over a month left.

        11. Andi Dulude profile image81
          Andi Duludeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds like fun - I'm in for the full 100!

        12. Arifakhan profile image61
          Arifakhanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am game. Count me in for 30 hubs in 30 days

        13. infoperc profile image61
          infopercposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'd like to give it my best. Here's the blog post you mentioned, for starters http://100hubschallenge.wordpress.com/2 … n-30-days/

        14. itsArt profile image60
          itsArtposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm game!

        15. salt profile image66
          saltposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Id love to give it a go. I might even get someone to read one of my hubs and may as well make it a make or break - thankyou for the challenge. It will be great fun.

        16. Haunty profile image84
          Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi, I'm in for that 100.

        17. dotchianni profile image60
          dotchianniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, I have been working so much that I haven't been on here for awhile. I'll do the 30 in 30 days. That should be fun to try.

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          madhouse101posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm in too!

          I'm brand new to HubPages but am very interested
          to see if I can really make money with Google Adsense.

          My only questions are:

          1. How would my hub look if I tage the #HubChallenge to it?

          &

          2. How does my hub get posted online and how do
          I get people to click on Adsense ads while reading my Hub?

          & Finally.. Do I need to log into Google AdSense and copy code to paste into my Hub or do I need to add an Adsense link from the Hub Creator?

          Please let me know! I will do 30!

          Marshall

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Marshall -- welcome to HubPages!

            Here are some aswers to your questions:

            1. You Hub will look the same if you tag 'HubChallenge' within it, except for the fact that there will be one other tag included in it's sidebar. Nothing to be worried about if that's what you're asking.

            2. You post your Hub online by publishing it after you add all of your content and other elements to it.

            It sounds like you need an overview of what HubPages is and how it works, so I would suggest that you give our guide a read: http://HubPages.com/guide/ and see if that can answer some of your questions.

        19. CharCoburn profile image60
          CharCoburnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I posted my first Hub on Friday, the 8th and am ready and willing to go for at least 30 in 30. Sounds like fun and a great way to get going.

        20. roastedpinebark profile image61
          roastedpinebarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll go for 100 in 30, I graduate next week so I've got a little time on my hands big_smile

        21. rhiworks profile image61
          rhiworksposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am giving it a short. Lets see what happens smile

        22. aliceone profile image60
          aliceoneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll give it a shot.

        23. danmayerisgod profile image79
          danmayerisgodposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I might be a little late to the party on this, but I'm going to join the challenge. Here's my profile:

          http://hubpages.com/profile/danmayerisgod

          And my blog where I posted about this:

          http://danmayerisgod.blogspot.com/

          Good luck, everyone. And wish me the same.

        24. melbel profile image91
          melbelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmm, that sounds like a really cool idea. I should try this out. I don't know if I can do all that in a month, but I could definitely try it out! Thanks for sharing this idea!

        25. su stella profile image61
          su stellaposted 7 years ago in reply to this
          1. Will Apse profile image90
            Will Apseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            This frenzy worries me. Is Hubpages on its knees and no one wants to admit it? Or is management trying to redirect all that energy of social hubbing to a useful end?

            I am also worried for the Internet with this torrent of hubs. Does nobody care that we are running out of silicon? Yes, silicon. I read it somewhere.

        26. doctorjay profile image60
          doctorjayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Just added my fifteenth hub (since Monday). It's mt favorite one:

          http://hubpages.com/hub/Tale-of-the-two … -engineers

        27. Megan Kirby profile image60
          Megan Kirbyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm coming back to HubPages just for the challenge! 100 in less than 30 days since I'm getting started late!

        28. wealthydavid profile image60
          wealthydavidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hello,

          this is going to be a great challenge. not for the money but for tenacity and focus..

          i'm in

        29. Keliko808 profile image81
          Keliko808posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll join in,

          100 in 30 days or as close as I can get smile

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          vinsanityposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I am for sure in. Already about 5 hubs in 3 days.

      2. AEvans profile image72
        AEvansposted 7 years ago

        Ryan,
        I am game count me in!! How exciting and will start on Monday.smile
        FYI I will write 30.smile

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          WOOOOOO WHOOOO!!!!

          This will be awesome -- you understand the stuff about tagging your Hubs with 'HubChallenge', right? Also, are you on Twitter?

          Oh, one other thing -- to be fair for my challenge I'm going to be creating a new, anonymous account so that we both can start from scratch. I'll be updating all of your with both of our stats all along the way, but we just want to create a situation that wold be similar to any new Hubber that starts writing on HubPages.

          Should be a great case study after we're done.

          Oh, GeneriqueMedia is in, too! smile

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I will match the lady AEvans with 30 as well !

          2. Single Mama profile image71
            Single Mamaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            can't wait to see what you post...

        2. Reg Brittain profile image60
          Reg Brittainposted 7 years ago

          IN!

          As you know Ryan, I've been threatening to go "all Hub crazy".  Now's the time to do it!

          Thank you for putting this together.

          --Reg

          big_smile

          PS: It's a perfect way to lead up to my birthday -- June 11.  HA!

        3. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          AEvans, he's been keeping us up to date on twitter all day big_smile

          I think I can do 100, Ryan. I'm hoping so. It will be very interesting to see what comes of this in terms of earnings. I'm trying now to target my hubs to areas where I think I can get more SE traffic.

          One thing I want to note though: For some of us this will mean shorter, more concise hubs. That might factor into the ultimate results of the experiment, and Court needs to know it too.

          I'm focusing on keywords and hubs/articles that have proven themselves (My Husband's Second Wife is a good earner, as is Venomous Snakes of North America).

          I can't wait to see what happens!

          1. spy_mas_ter profile image60
            spy_mas_terposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Obviously the news about what happened to squidoo.com never made it to hubpages. I think you are playing with fire, especially since the whole core of this challenge revolves around making money. Too many articles with too many affiliate links = spam as far as Google is concerned. That's what happened with squidoo, and now articles from their site very rarely make it to the serp's, if ever. I also think the quality of the hubs will suffer for the most part during this time because the challenge focuses on quantity rather than quality. Count me out and don't say I didn't warn you!

            1. Whitney05 profile image67
              Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              No one ever said that these hubs would have loads of affiliate links in them... I was never profitable with Squidoo, even with similar topics as my hubs, so I found not much point in it anyway. I could never find my lenses in searches unless I searched the full title. I think the quality versus quantity bit has been touched on and everyone seems to agree quality is better, and no one said they'd let quality suffer, but it is a big risk.

              During the last contest that HP did, TONS of extra hubs were added to the site, and search engines have yet to penalize anyone bc of probably thousands of hubs published in that month period.

              1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image48
                Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That presupposes we will add affiliate links, soemthing I've never done anyway

            2. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, a large part of the problem was duplication.

              And duplication + affiliate links see a hub quickly unpublished here.

          2. doctorjay profile image60
            doctorjayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            OK I'm in too.

            I just posted my first HubPage in the series:

            http://hubpages.com/hub/Dangers-of-self-reference

            - only 99 more to go.

            I did have a problem getting the gif file to show.

            I also wrote about the challenge here:
            http://webpromotools.wordpress.com/2009 … challenge/

        4. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

          You can count me in too big_smile

          100 hubs in 30 days? Easy peasy. Not......... ideas on a postcard please..... lol

          1. AEvans profile image72
            AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Mark I second that , I am only committing to 30 big_smile

          2. privateye2500 profile image60
            privateye2500posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I Agree - NOT!  The web is already full of crap and you-Hubpages- are only asking for MORE crap by doing this!!

            Wow - I cannot belive it actually!

            It is tough enough to write high quality hubs and harder still to get high marks.  What you are asking for here is going to end up a disater IMO.

            Melanie

            1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
              Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Gee, thanks. Most of us are not writing crap... Are you saying if you contributed that you would be writing crap?

              1. privateye2500 profile image60
                privateye2500posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                NO NO NO!!!!  What I Am SAYING is that it takes a lot of TIME (key word) and thought to write a quality hub and this is asking for TOO MUCH.

                Howcan you not see that?  I have written quite a few hubs - I put a LOT into them - I could never have done this work with that sort of extremely SHORT time restraint!

                1. Whitney05 profile image67
                  Whitney05posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  There is a short time frame for a larger number of hubs, but many productive hubbers actually produce about 15-25 quality pieces a month, so for those hubbers it's not that big of a stretch. I have produced 14 so far (plus about 6 hubs I published this month before the challenge was presented), and I have 4 completed ones sitting unpublished to publish tomorrow, and I wouldn't say that they are low quality. I did have to spend a little bit of time on them; not to mention the dog history one and the 4 dog ones that I'll publish tomorrow.

                  Now, I will admit, I have seen some lower quality hubs already published for the challenge with about 400 words and the general hub challenge banner or no picture at all, but that's a small portion of what has been written.

                  I mean, even some of the lower word count hubs that have been published for the challenge have been of good topics and written nicely, making them more than low quality crap.

                  It's not that hard to throw several paragraphs onto a page and a picture or two or just an affiliate capsule. I wouldn't necessarily say that's quality stuff. It's all in aesthetics and how you present the topic.

                  The point of the challenge is to challenge yourself to write quality stuff with a nice layout that is pleasing to look at and will keep you reading.

            2. Reg Brittain profile image60
              Reg Brittainposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I certainly see why one might share your opinion on the Hub Challenge, Melanie, but anyone who considers who are the challenge's original contenders -- Hup and Court -- and tries to turn out hubs based upon the examples they set -- Hup with his Hup Challenge handle hubs, and Court with his website, TheKeywordAcademy.com -- will more likely turn out useful hubs than crap.

              I am personally researching a lot, and beginning to wonder if I'll actually make 100.  Along the way, I'm sure I'll publish something that is not crap -- if it's only one hub amidst a sea of (well, you get the image).

              I am tremendously glad Ryan set this up.  Thank you, Hup!


              To fellow participants, I think my next challenge hub is going to benefit a great deal from Paul Edmondson's hub on niche research. 

              http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Find-a-Niche

              I'm glad I found it this morning.

              Good luck all!

              --Reg

            3. ysdata profile image56
              ysdataposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Melanie I have release day 5 video of "Diary of a Mad Hubber" early -- just for you.  Please provide your feedback. http://hubpages.com/hub/Diary-Of-A-Mad- … You-Part-2

        5. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          Ryan, should we ALL create anonymous accounts or not?

          Mark, whether they earn well or not your recipes are awesome though! Would that work?

          1. jamestedmondson profile image85
            jamestedmondsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't think anonymous accounts for everybody is a great idea.
            Wouldn't you want your current HubScore to benefit from your hard work?
            Just my two cents.

            1. Everyday Miracles profile image93
              Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good point. Because I wouldn't have time to write anything under this account lol

          2. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you - they will probably feature a little. But I will probably be going with a few higher earning subjects.....

          3. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No, definitely not -- you should use the benefit of your current account as a way to boost your earnings even more.

            I'm doing it this way because it's the way that Court wants to do  it on his end and I'd like to have a case study that I could use for showing HubPages true potential for new Hubbers.

            Also, I think that it will be interesting to see how it affects a HubPages veteran, too. This is going to be so awesome as long as we all make it through the 30 days. smile

            1. hudsonliberty profile image61
              hudsonlibertyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              As far as hubpages being a superior method of getting google page ranking you just have to do a search on "Black Folks Guide To Making Big Money On the Internet" I dominated the Google front page in under 18 hours. So I agree that one should build around their current account. It also will give some ideal as to which brings the most traffic sticking to a niche or diversity in subject matter. It will also give a gauge at how deep a person can go into one's field.

        6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          Dare I attempt it? It means I'll have to put all my other writing on hold...

          What the heck, I'll definitely attempt it smile

          1. Reg Brittain profile image60
            Reg Brittainposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Same here.  It's worth it for the lesson in recurring Adsense, and Adsense growth.

            1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
              Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It will be totally worth it...and we're all in this together!

              We're like these 3 Musketeers, except we're not dogs and there's way more than 3 of us. smile

              http://kecute.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/the-three-musketeers.jpg

              YEAH!

          2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ahhhhh, yeah!

            Watch out, Internet. smile

        7. Reg Brittain profile image60
          Reg Brittainposted 7 years ago

          PPS: I've checked out Court's blog a couple times.  I'm glad he now believes there's a ton to be made in Adsense via HubPages.  This Challenge should surely show us all the way.

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          C. C. Riterposted 7 years ago

          Boy can I smell the smoke rising from this one. good luck all you fine peoples, count me out. LOL

          1. K.D. Clement profile image85
            K.D. Clementposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I would love to give it a try but I am afraid it would end up the same for me as Nanowrimo---not enough hours in the day to get it done.

          2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ahhh, come on C.C. -- you can do 30 in 30, can't you?

            It's all about the multitasking, right? smile

            http://www.wired.com/images/howto/hw_multitask_250.jpg

            1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
              GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              oh my god...that just made jagermeister come out of my nose.

              Wait, I mean...water.

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              C. C. Riterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I could do it easy enough if I wasn't committed to some other things this time of year, but I'm concerned of the quality. LOL Let me sleep on it because I have several already in the works and many more in my heart. It would be fun. thanks

              1. Everyday Miracles profile image93
                Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I agree with you about the quality, C.C. That was something I mentioned on Twitter. I don't like super-short hubs and I feel like this forces it. But the one I just published today took me less than an hour and it's over 1000 words and I am happy with the quality. It can be done, if the subject is chosen properly!

        9. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
          GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago

          Unfortunately I can't go through that kinda stress. But I had my time traveling alien friend lxxy sign up to take the challenge for me.

          I'm sure they'll suffice. smile

        10. Rockwell Fitness profile image73
          Rockwell Fitnessposted 7 years ago

          I am always up for a challenge...I am down for 100 HUBS...

          Team Hubbers vs. The Cyber World...

          Hubbers, what we do here, will echo for all Hubpages Eternity.....

          1. Rockwell Fitness profile image73
            Rockwell Fitnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I was on pace for 75 this month... I wanted to take over the cyber world.... I set my goals high....

            Ryan,
            You need to really formalize this.. Get all the hubbers doing it and make a grand stink about it all..
            TEAM HUBBERS UNITE....
            HUBBERS MOUNT UP....
            HUB 100 Club

            1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
              GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              HP now has an official coach. smile

          2. MellasViews profile image81
            MellasViewsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Im going to give it a try as well. Although I submitt slowly, I think the challenge alone will motivate me. Oh yeah... I dont have twitter though, but do understand the tagging thing you mentioned. I hope I do anyway. lol ; )

        11. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          it will definitely make a HubPages boom, won't it!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            yep, we're taking over the internets.

          2. mandybeau profile image61
            mandybeauposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am interested but won't it create a pile of Hubs even more trivial than my own in, an attenmpt to make the figures
            mandy

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            chasingdreamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I love all things Greek, and I studdied the Greek language. This is handy now as I live in Cyprus.
            When my husband was made redundant we opted out in an old VW camper, and went 'chasing dreams in Lefkas.' Our veried experiences made me write a book so that other dreamers can enjoy 'it all' without suffering the hardships.
            Diane Griffith

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          Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

          I had already decided to write 50 hubs in the month of May. So I'll just keep on keepin on. But I think this is a great idea.

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wow, you were already a crazy Hubber, eh? smile

            haha

            Well, can you do us a favor and tage your Hubs starting on Monday with 'HubChallenge'? I mean, that is if you want to play along, too.

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              Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Heck, I'm in for the 100. why not. and yes I'll tweet and tag. But I'll be on the forums a lot, lot less.

              1. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
                GeneriqueMediaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                We'll miss you. sad

        13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          This could become a yearly thing like Nanowrimo...

          Thankfully, there is a long weekend coming up here.

        14. Reg Brittain profile image60
          Reg Brittainposted 7 years ago

          Hi Ryan,

          Will you be posting tips for keyword optimization/SEO?

          I was thinking maybe of joining Court's Keyword Crash Course on his site. (A nice little side benefit for him of putting on this challenge -- more members to his site.)

          Thoughts?

          --Reg

          big_smile

        15. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          Are we playing this as teams, Ryan? Us vs. them? LOL

        16. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          Who are you on twitter, Nelle? I don't think I have you, and if I did, I lost you when my account went boom sad

        17. adjunct profile image74
          adjunctposted 7 years ago

          I think this a great idea! I'm in for the 100.

          Thanks!

          adjunct

        18. Jerilee Wei profile image92
          Jerilee Weiposted 7 years ago

          I think I can do it and it might be a good exercise for me to be a little less wordy, although I'll still follow my own internal minimum length guidelines.

        19. Whitney05 profile image67
          Whitney05posted 7 years ago

          Why not start June 1st?  make it easier...

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's exactly why, because that would just be WAY too easy. smile

            Plus, it's Court's idea -- I'm just bumping it up a bit.

            1. spy_mas_ter profile image60
              spy_mas_terposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Obviously the news about what happened to squidoo.com never made it to hubpages. I think you are playing with fire, especially since the whole core of this challenge revolves around making money. Too many articles with too many affiliate links = spam as far as Google is concerned. That's what happened with squidoo, and now articles from their site very rarely make it to the serp's, if ever. I also think the quality of the hubs will suffer for the most part during this time because the challenge focuses on quantity rather than quality. Count me out and don't say I didn't warn you!

              1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Anyone who tries posting Hubs with too many affiliate links will find their Hub flagged as "overly promotional" and unpublished.  It's one of the safeguards here at HP and I'm pretty sure it was designed specifically to counter the kind of thing that happened at Squidoo.

                However, I have to say I'm also worried that the Hubs published during this Challenge might not be up to the usual quality - we'll see. 

                I'm toying with the 30 Hubs in 30 days challenge.  I don't realy have time, but it is about time I wrote some more Hubs and it would bring me up to 101 Hubs - a nice round number.

                1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
                  Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Yeah, don't worry -- we can handle the new influx of Hubs. I mean, Maddie might have to put in some overtime, but I'm sure that she doesn't mind. I'm really happy that all of you are concerned, though! smile

                  Marisa, I also think that 101 is a nice and round number...haha.

                  Sounds like you need yourself one of these:

                  http://hubpages.com/u/1092216.gif

                  If you blog anywhere, be sure to post something about how you're going to be stepping up to take the Hub Challenge! Also, don't forget about the 3 simple instructions:

              2. Trekkiemelissa profile image79
                Trekkiemelissaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                There are a few of us here on hubpages that are also on squidoo and on top of it all are going for the challenge.  There is no reason that quality will suffer if you know how to write a quality hub. Challenges are really good as they do help you perform better as you are setting a goal.

        20. Whitney05 profile image67
          Whitney05posted 7 years ago

          Gotcha.. Ha. I may or may not participate... I'm deciding. :-/ If I can come up with enough ideas, maybe. I have the weekend to decide right? If anything maybe just 30 in 30

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yeah -- you have the weekend to come up with ideas...so you've got plenty of time. smile

        21. Christa Dovel profile image90
          Christa Dovelposted 7 years ago

          I'd love to join in this challenge, but I'm going to take the weekend to mull it over.  I think I could do 30 hubs in 30 days.

        22. fortunerep profile image59
          fortunerepposted 7 years ago

          My student is leaving for DC tomorrow and I am so in. Time on my hands.  You got any topics to pick from or just our own?
          dori

        23. Rockwell Fitness profile image73
          Rockwell Fitnessposted 7 years ago

          This is going to be Hubsanity...

          The 100 Hub Club...

          I've already got a list of about 30 ideas so far..

          "Failing to Hub, is Hubbing to Fail"....

        24. BristolBoy profile image81
          BristolBoyposted 7 years ago

          I would do it but have a little issue of dissertation and presentations which get in the way of this challenge.  Still good luck everyone!

          1. Teresa McGurk profile image81
            Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Allabest with the dissertation and the defense.

        25. dwilliamson profile image61
          dwilliamsonposted 7 years ago

          Definitely count me in!!!! I'm in for the 100, possibly more!!!! I love this challenge. Another excuse for me to write more hubs!!!!!!!!!

        26. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

          Believe it or not, I've been thinking about how adding at least another 100 Hubs would most likely substantially boost earnings on the "not-quite-as-hot" Hubs (as compared to the "major earners" I have).  This has been kind of my "secret" aim recently; and I've written 100 articles in about that time on other sites.  So - it's tempting.

          Still, I'm a little "commitment-phobic" when it comes to this kind of thing.  smile  Also, I'm somewhat intimidated by some of the "extras" (Twitter and whatever the other thing was) involved.  Some "Internet doings" are things I'm not very familiar with.  I'm pretty much a "write-and-read" kind of person and haven't done a very good job of learning "all the social, Internet-type, stuff".  I'm not "belly-aching" - just thought I'd offer some feedback on what some issues for some people may be.

          Essentially, not being at all sure this would be the month when I'd have the time/energy to aim for the 100 in 30 - I'm pretty much sensing failure if I try.   smile  My head would like to participate, but I don't think this is the month when the rest of me would cooperate.   smile

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lisa stop making excuses get yer ass on board, if I can do 30 so can you. Let yer head rule : )

        27. Everyday Miracles profile image93
          Everyday Miraclesposted 7 years ago

          I bet you could do 30 though, Lisa! It's 100 or 30 smile

        28. cindyvine profile image84
          cindyvineposted 7 years ago

          What the heck, count me in for 30.  I don't even have adsense so this will not be boosting my income lol  Report writing time at school looming ahead so 100 is definitely out!  30 will be enough of a challenge!

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I cant wait for 30 DeeVine masterpieces : )

        29. blackbutterfly103 profile image61
          blackbutterfly103posted 7 years ago

          Count me in I can do 30

        30. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

          Badcompany,

          "Lisa stop making excuses get yer ass on board, if I can do 30 so can you. Let yer head rule : )"

          My realistic head is ruling when it tells me to plan to participate "in spirit" and root for the success of all who commit to the challenge.   smile  Over the weekend, I may see if I can do something about the idea drought I've been in - in which case, I may decide to take the official challenge.  smile

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thats my girl, you can do it !

        31. cindyvine profile image84
          cindyvineposted 7 years ago

          I'll try and get a little creative, BC.

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            jeeez could you get more creative, look forward to them, have a good weekend DeeVine : )

        32. frogdropping profile image84
          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

          I may give this a go. I'm an eejit - I can think up all kinds of wierd crap. I may even give common sense ago. Don't know about 100 though - I'm time constrained ATM big_smile

        33. 0
          Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

          I think that this is Ryan's way to keep us from obsessing about our Hubscores. Won't have time worry about much of anything.

        34. accofranco profile image76
          accofrancoposted 7 years ago

          I longed to see hubbers do some contests, and here it comes. But hubpages should have listed topics to crack down. To Hupfler, here are some topics for you: 'the execution of Sadam Husein, how fair is it?' 'the Wall Street and global economy' 'the secrets of living long' 'Religion and War, what they share in common' 'the end of crime, how long?'

        35. shibashake profile image84
          shibashakeposted 7 years ago

          Somebody should do 100 sexy picture hubs as a control case. I would truly like to see the the differences in AdSense earnings smile

          Also, bah with the 100 hubs, everybody knows that the right answer is always 42 wink

          1. 0
            2C'sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I will be be doing some of those as paintings of nudes as CC Riter! Come see a fat painter.

            1. shibashake profile image84
              shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm sorry fat or PHAT? big_smile

            2. KEckerle profile image61
              KEckerleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hey, is that an Indian Ringneck on your shoulder?  If so I have a blue one --- does yours talk?  I also have a Parrotlet and they both talk up a storm.

              Thinking about taking the challenge --- but it's a busy month.  do we have to let someone know we are accepting the challenge or just post 30 or 100 hubs in the next 30 days?

              1. 0
                C. C. Riterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                My Parrot is Jado. He is an eight year old Solomon Island Eclectus. He likes sexy women too and watches me paint and write and helps me with ideas. LOL thank you for noticing. Go to the beginning of this thread and Ryan gives the details if I recall. good luck now

          2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, you can do 42 then...that's OK with me. smile

          3. Teresa McGurk profile image81
            Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LOL: ok.  42 it is!

          4. Rockwell Fitness profile image73
            Rockwell Fitnessposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think I will try and do 20 of these hubs.. I am curious to see how the traffic is for these..

        36. accofranco profile image76
          accofrancoposted 7 years ago

          More topics: "the internet,a money making media or an info media" "the easiest way to make money through hubpages" "how to make a woman cum trice during lovemaking" "safest way to get scholarship aid online" "how to win back an ex" "how to get laid with an indian girl" "the secrets of christian religion" "the mexican drug cartels" "iran and uranium advancement,should they be banned" "best way to handle ex-prisoners" "untold adsense success"

        37. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          I somehow think "how to make a woman cum" would be considered adult. smile

        38. cindyvine profile image84
          cindyvineposted 7 years ago

          and accofranco's other suggestion, how to get laid with an Indian girl is not? lol

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Damn I had already starting writing it : )

            1. accofranco profile image76
              accofrancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I'm also expecting my good friend Goldentoad to do something on this topic. BadC... your prayer for Chelsea to loose to Barca had been answered through an unfair presiding by a redundant ref. How was your day anyway?

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                badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                My day has been good my good friend and I wish you a great weekend.

                1. accofranco profile image76
                  accofrancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  And you too, have a fun filled weekend with much love from all those around you.

          2. accofranco profile image76
            accofrancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm sorry if you were offended by this topic, i just like it cos, Indian girls are sometimes hard to get laid according to a cousin who's studying at Madras university India.Pardon me plz?

        39. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago

          I really didn't want to lock anyone down and I didn't want to guide anyone because different people like to write about different things.

          I'm going to do some keyword research, but I'm going to do it around topics that I already know something about. Hopefully I won't run out of them along the way. smile

          Thanks for the suggestions though, accofranco!

        40. accofranco profile image76
          accofrancoposted 7 years ago

          More topics: "the most cutest dog breed to train" "the most busty actress" "the youngest queen in reign" "dangers of hiring a baby sitter" "the white house unveiled" "natural way to cure vaginal odor" "the worlds' youngest billionairs, who are they?" "The Undertaker, an indomitable lion of the wwe ring" "why George Bush must be prosecuted" "untold secrets of the world war II" "causes of global economy melt down and stock market fluctuations"

        41. jimmythejock profile image82
          jimmythejockposted 7 years ago

          Hi Ryan an all of the others who have posted in this thread, I have been there and done that with not much earnings, I have realised that in the time that I have been Writing on hubpages that Quality of hubs rather than Quantity is the best way to make money.
          original work folowed by research and niche topics make money, a ton of hubs not thought out gets you nowhere.
          I wish you luck though.....jimmy

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well that's great Jimmy, but I'm defying all odds by having both -- quantity [i]AND[/i} quality. smile

            Can it really be done? I guess that we'll find out soon.

        42. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

          I'm definitely going for quality. If I think something is bad I won't publish it until I like it. Hey...sleep is overrated anyway.

          1. shibashake profile image84
            shibashakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            HubPages should provide all participating hubbers with a few bags of NoDoz.

            Or is that against the rules? smile

          2. accofranco profile image76
            accofrancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I trust you sir! Thats what we are hoping to read, quality and not just quantity though, i might pop in some quantities myself,please you guys should forgive me if i do that.Therefore,i hereby purchase the right and patent to publish non-quality hubs in this contest,so if you publish any unqualified hub during this contest, you shall be sentenced for life plus a total ban from writing in life,court rise?

        43. accofranco profile image76
          accofrancoposted 7 years ago

          I second Jimmy on this, quality must be emphasized here.You know some folk can go about publishing how they pee and wee at home in the name of clocking a 100 hubs in 30 days.

        44. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago

          Oh goodness -- check out these graphics that each of you can use in your blogs on Monday to announce that you're crazy enough to be in the Hub Challenge. smile

          http://hubpages.com/u/1092215.gif

          http://hubpages.com/u/1092216.gif

          James, our radically awesome designer, made one for both the 30 and 100 Hubs in 30 Days challenge, so pick your poison and be sure to blog about this upcoming crazy adventure before we all kick it off on Monday.

          Also, if you want to invite a friend to go Hub crazy, here is a link that you can send them. It will take them directly to this forum post, which we'll continue to update over the next 30 days.

          http://HubPages.com/HubChallenge

        45. waynet profile image46
          waynetposted 7 years ago

          I don't care if I don't earn much from my efforts, sometimes we gotta stretch ourselves every now and then and this seems like the perfect opportunity to write 100 hubpages in 30 days that's at least 25 a week, so in theory I could manage it, I'll just have to sit on the toilet and strain harder for those ideas!!!

          I'm gonna psyche myself up for this like a pro wrestler, macho man Randy Savage......OOOOOhhhhhhhhh Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            OhhhhhhhHHH yeeeAAAAAHHHH is right!

            http://www.sptimes.com/News/121999/photos/flo-wrestler.jpg

            Wayne is officially IN!

            1. waynet profile image46
              waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Arrrgh! my eyes...the colours!

        46. Teresa McGurk profile image81
          Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

          Dang and dagnabit -- my arm's still in plaster!

          But what the heck.

          I'm in -- for 30.  I mean, what's the worst that could happen? 

          (no: seriously -- what's  the worst that COULD happen?  Murphy's Law. . . )

          Ryan: do you explain the Twitter thing in more detail somewhere in this thread?  I'll go through and have a read, but if not, can you explain it so Irish people can understand?  Thanks!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Teresa, here is a great blog post about HashTags on twitter. They're the tags that you see at the end of tweets that start with #. If we get enough Hubbers tweeting out the #HubChallenge when they post their updates on Twitter, then it might become a trending term.

            Make more sense now?

            1. Teresa McGurk profile image81
              Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'll have a look, thanks!

          2. darkside profile image81
            darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The worst thing that could happen is you fall short of the mark and publish say, 15.

            But then you have 15 hubs that you otherwise wouldn't have had.

            So no one really loses do they? big_smile

        47. sunstreeks profile image84
          sunstreeksposted 7 years ago

          Count me in for 100!

          1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
            Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            100??? Are you sure??

            Are you really that crazy?

            ....OK, I guess that you are. smile

        48. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago

          ...and to think that they called that look 'Macho'. smile

          1. waynet profile image46
            waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah more like nacho man...come and get your nachos!!!

            1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
              Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Like "wrestling dog" Nacho Viento I borrowed once...

              http://z.hubpages.com/u/571451_f248.jpg

        49. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago

          Here's more #hashtag info: http://twitter.pbworks.com/Hashtags

          1. Teresa McGurk profile image81
            Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            gracias, I think I got it now.

           
          working