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  1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    I got 21 of the hubs written in the last 10 days or so.  I was planning a capstone hub series on the topic anyway so they were in hand.

    Yesterday I worked TWO HOURS late on the capstone or index hub (which will be published last) and the first 2 hubs.  Got the first one ready to post.  Went to bed early.

    Got up this morning at 7am to post my first hub - sure I was (due to the time difference overhere in England) gonna be the first hub of the challenge, and DETERMINED to be!

    Sat at the computer and checked the time over there in HubPages land to make sure I got it posted at the stroke of 0001 am - only to find it is still ONLY THURSDAY!!!

    Sigh.  I was sure it was Friday today, too.

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My point being that the hub you intended to post at 0001 am isn't really a hub-challenge hub, because unless you wrote it in under 60 seconds, it's just any old hub, with no challenge involved.

      But maybe I've misunderstood the hub challenge.

      1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
        Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nope. It's to create 30 hubs in 30 days.

        WRITING them in 30 days would be a silly rule - how do you define WRITING?  Like we can't put finger to keyboard till somebody says "Go!"?  So would it be ok research them before the start?  Or list the ideas?  Or would it be ok to scribble notes so long as it wasn't actually WRITING them?

        Hell I write a lot of things in my head and then just type them out when I get round to it... (yes completely written in my head pretty much word for word)

        The process of writing for many of us can start MONTHS before we actually sit here and tap anything out...

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My mistake, I guess I misunderstood the purpose of the HubChallenge, although this does make it sound like a fairly pointless enterprise.

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            Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Don't worry, Julie-Ann isn't typical. Most hubbers don't have 200 hubs waiting to be published. Many of us just get up every day and write. I have a game plan for writing hubps for the next six months. But I doubt if I'll ever be more than a few days ahead if that. I'm just using this to help stay motivated. Although my sales details due that all my themselves.

  2. Richard Ring profile image61
    Richard Ringposted 7 years ago

    If it works like that then I'm at 22 of my 30 since I just joined on the 6th. 8 More and I'm done?!

  3. Lady_E profile image80
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    I've started. Got about 7.  Hope to have at least 15 before we start. Does anyone know if they have a minimum number of words?

    1. Richard Ring profile image61
      Richard Ringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The stickied guide says 500-700 words but I don't think it's a hard-fast rule ??

      1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
        Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I can clarify there is no rule, but if you do 500-700 words min you will see better Search engine traffic and adsense income in all probability.  I tend to do longer than that, but that's just me.

        1. Lady_E profile image80
          Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for clarifying this, Julie and Richard.

  4. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    This may sound like a silly question, but, how do i sign up?
    Also do they start counting from tommorrow, or can it include hubs i published a few days ago?

  5. Mrvoodoo profile image59
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Um, maybe I've got this all wrong, but isn't the whole point of the challenge to write thirty hubs 'within' thirty days?  I guess there's no rules as such, but if you all intend to include a bunch of hubs that you've already finished before the challenge has even begun, then is there any point to it?

    1. Richard Ring profile image61
      Richard Ringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree, I'll consider my start from today for classification purposes.

      Is there anything unethical about publishing in both Hub Challenge and Hub Mob? smile I really like this week's HubMob on Summer Products.

      1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
        Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Heck no -- I would actually endorse that fully!

        Go a head and get your HubMob and HubChallenge on! smile

        1. Richard Ring profile image61
          Richard Ringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Saweeeeet; double the brownie points. smile

  6. frank_men profile image60
    frank_menposted 7 years ago

    I have just started today and I will be posting in a bit!

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well done!  7 to 37 hubs will be a significant leap for you I'm sure!

  7. iluvluvluvlucy profile image79
    iluvluvluvlucyposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun. Count me in starting tomorrow!

  8. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 7 years ago

    Do you know if we're planning to use the same hubchallenge tag for these new hubs?

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Kerry -- no need to use the HubChallenge tag this time around.

      1. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh. Hmm. I'd actually like to keep track of all the hubs I write to satisfy my own curiosity, so I'll probably do something like "30hubs30days" in that case.

  9. dwilliamson profile image60
    dwilliamsonposted 7 years ago

    I have some ideas for the 30 hubs but I'm not even going to begin thinking about them until the challenge starts tomorrow and then I am hoping to do one hub per day. I did complete the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge so this one should be a little easier to do.

  10. DoodleLyn profile image79
    DoodleLynposted 7 years ago

    I just decided to try this. Nothing written yet, but I came up with a short list of topics. Will start tomorrow. We'll see what happens! This should be fun.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    I started last night!  My mother always said I needed to get ahead. lol

  12. ethel smith profile image85
    ethel smithposted 7 years ago

    Ok folks I am in. I will start tomorrow 24th July 2009, English time smile Hold on tight, it looks like we are in for a bumpy ride lol

  13. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    My challenge during the hub challenge is to see if I can write a hub every day.  If I do I will be happy, if I fall short I will not be too hard on myself smile.

  14. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    I don't have even one hub in unpublished state. So I would have to write from scratch. But I have made an excel sheet on what topics to write. Writing one hub daily for 30 days should not be a problem as i have already attempted and done 100 hubs in 30 days.

    I would aim at writing 2 hubs a day and completing in 15 days instead of 30 as i would be gone for a holiday for 10 days mid August.

    For me (in India) it is already Friday 24,2009. So i better get to work.

  15. barryrutherford profile image27
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    I just posted my first hub in this challenge
    its Friday morning now here in Brisbane Australia
    here it is :
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Whats-happening … t-Virginia

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image80
      Ryan Hupferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ...and so it begins. smile

      1. waynet profile image49
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes it begins.......gogogogogogogo........go!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I've already written 25 hubs this month. I try to write at least one hub every day.

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's the easy bit!  getting round to hubbifying them and putting them online is where I fall short!

      Just call me the 200 unpublished hubs girl....

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't follow you. What is hubbifying them and putting them online mean? I write them and hit Publish Now. They're done.

        200 unpublished hubs?

        1. Lady_E profile image80
          Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          After reading Julie's profile, I totally understand how she can have 200 unpublished Hubs.  Amazing...

        2. waynet profile image49
          waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          200 unpublished hubs, more than likely means she has them in draft and they just need tinkering with to get them right before publishing or hubbifying lol!

        3. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
          Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I know you don't add pictures and other fancy stuff but a lot of people (most?) do - what takes the time is:

          getting them visually appealing,
          keywording for SEO
          optimising the adsense ads content
          optimising the adsense layout
          adding images that I'm happy with
          adding Amazon and ebay
          rss feeds
          videos where appropraite
          then tweaking the look and feel of the hub till I'm happy to hit publish

          1. rich-in-mind profile image60
            rich-in-mindposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You can change the adsense layout?
            Also, do we have to add amazon to our hubpages to earn revenue? The hubFAQ confused me on that part and I don't have an amazon affiliate account.

            1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
              Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You can MINIMALLY change the adsense layout - Lissie has written a hub about this so do search her great hubs!

              Basically all you can do on layout is alter where the top boxes appear with some jiggling of your own text boxes to maximise click potential.  Her idea completely not mine so do check out her hub.

              You don't HAVE to add amazon but I make a reasonable amount from it each month.  Some people make a lot.

  17. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 7 years ago

    Wow, do you really have 200 unpublished hubs?

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately so.  They seem to have gotten out of hand!

      Looked the other day and saw 500 hubs and thought wow... then realised only less than 300 published...

      An "Oops" moment.

      They'd been breeding in there out of sight...

  18. girly_girl09 profile image75
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I published one last night...I'm doing mine from July 22- August 22.

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    I have 11 hubs keyworded and have sketched.  I'm about 1/2 way done with the first one I plan to publish tomorrow.  If all goes well, I can publish two tomorrow.  Hope eveyone is being productive...  I even had dreams about it last night...

  20. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Wow! I thought 30 hubs in 30 days was a challenge. Only to hear that some of you wrote 100 hubs in 30 day's, thats amazing. I have been a hubber for 5 weeks and I only have 1 hub! How do you do it?
    I am tempted to give it a go but it sounds so scary!

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages. Don't let it scare you. It's a good way to learn to write hubs and to develop a discipline to write lots of hubs. Let us know if you need any help.

    2. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Give it a go and if you fall short it doesn't matter!

  21. wrenfrost56 profile image83
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Thanks Nellie, I might just have to do that! I am a bit of a flitterer and tend to juggle a lot of things rather then one thing exclusively, I think if I put my head down I could probably manage one a day. Starting tomorrow?

  22. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    It is already 24th of July and Friday in India. Here is my first contribution http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-be-a-goo … -qualities

  23. chloenixon profile image60
    chloenixonposted 7 years ago

    It's funny! I have only written two in my first 7 days. Check out my hubs and give me feedback and advice. Thanks!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Easy-Sofrito-Chicken
    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-best-of-bot … -and-Asian

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Nothing unethical at all.

  25. grammartroll profile image60
    grammartrollposted 7 years ago

    I am inaugurating my Thirty Hubs in Thirty days challenge today!  My topic will be "Thirty Great Movies You've Probably Never Seen."  My first topic, Three Days of the Condor, will be posted shortly.

    Good luck to everyone!

    1. Richard Ring profile image61
      Richard Ringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Picture of the HubChallenge on the bottom of your hub on Night Nurse is HUGE (and pixelated)! Careful...or maybe it's just me???

  26. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    You guys have already started? Oooooh....I am in trouble! smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Phooey Irohner....(I've never used the word phooey online before....odd)....you're right on schedule.  Don't worry about a thing!  Brainstorm a few ideas...see what pops up.  Start and write when you're ready!

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    YEAH!!!!  I just published number one and am almost done with number two.  I literally waited until the stroke of midnight here to publish.  lol

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      make sure you tag your hubs "hubchallenge", people, so Hubpages can track them...

      1. Richard Ring profile image61
        Richard Ringposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Done, does it matter if it's all CAPS?

        1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image50
          Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          no matter at all I think

      2. profile image0
        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Just put "hubchallenge" as a tag, you mean.

  28. frank_men profile image60
    frank_menposted 7 years ago

    Im already at day 2 and I'm currently writing my third hub! This is exciting smile

  29. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    I gave up on the last challenge but I'm going to give it a go this time.

  30. Shawn M. profile image59
    Shawn M.posted 7 years ago

    I am in.  Should be fun!

  31. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    1 down. 29 to go. Shoot me. Please.

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  32. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Number one is under my belt smile

  33. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Finished my first - ta da!

  34. E. A. Wright profile image86
    E. A. Wrightposted 7 years ago

    Two down. (Counting one done about midnight last night.)

  35. Shawn M. profile image59
    Shawn M.posted 7 years ago

    5 down... had articles written yesterday so was already to post for today. smile

  36. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    You guys are rocking and rolling!  Keep it up.  I'm on Day 1 and I have 3 completed!  I have probably 15 in the making.  We're off to a great start!  If you need help, holler!

  37. fortunerep profile image59
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    did it start today

  38. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Many started today, but because it's an open challenge, your 30 days starts whenever you decide it starts.

    1. fortunerep profile image59
      fortunerepposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when does it end?

      1. KCC Big Country profile image83
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        30 days after it starts.....but never officially ends.  People will come and go on their own 30 day schedules.  So, pick any 30 day timeframe and get after it.

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image59
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol, love that. big_smile

          1. KCC Big Country profile image83
            KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            LOL....I know, right?

  39. Shawn M. profile image59
    Shawn M.posted 7 years ago

    Another 5 done.  20 more to go. :p

  40. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Two down, how many left??? This is a CHALLENGE, a true challenge for me.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jane, you're doing fine!  One thing I found in the last challenge is that once I was in the challenge mindset, I started seeing opportunities for topics popping up everywhere.  One that I specifically remember was being on my lunch break from work and a local radio station plays old country music during the lunch hour.  I heard an old song I hadn't heard in a long time and it inspired a hub. I came home and wrote that hub in about 30 minutes.  Those are the most fun.  So, as you begin to relax and have fun with this challenge, it'll become less of a challenge and more about "I wonder what kind of inspiration I'll get today?!"  You begin to look forward to that...in fact, I get quite addicted to it.

  41. EverythingMouse profile image60
    EverythingMouseposted 7 years ago

    I started yesterday and have published 3 so far.   I am certainly enjoying the challenge.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is super!  You are well on your way!  You'll be done in no time!

  42. grammartroll profile image60
    grammartrollposted 7 years ago

    Yay!  I finished my 30th today!  I really enjoyed this project, though I didn't generate a bloody cent from it.

 
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