How about a little cheering squad thread, eh?
I have been feeling a little down the last couple of days because, well, I'm working hard on these hublove topics but they're not really easy.. The leaderboard is full of amazing hubbers, but oh my gosh!! Stacie, Whitney, you ladies have blown everyone out of the water.
I'm getting a little discouraged, myself, but you girls are the best. I'm struggling with the thought of pulling out of the contest, but I'm not sure.
Don't pull out of the contest, GG! I don't have chance in hell of winning (there's no way I can write as many hubs as others can---I just can't work that fast!) but I'm looking at it as a way to challenge myself to write about stuff I might not normally write about, and to produce a hub a day. Hopefully, by the time the 30 days are up, hubwriting will be a new daily habit for me And, the more hubs we have up, the more $$ we can make, so it's all good.
Hang in there. You've been writing some great hubs for the contest!!
Hubteam, can you check my hubs. I just sent a few through the duplicate checker. Yesterday you guys found one of my hubs with a few too many duplicates, that I was able to correct before the day closed, but I didn't even know that it was considered to have duplicates. You said to check the top of hte hub, but I never had a duplicate notice on the hub. I just want to make sure that they're ok for the contest today. Thank you
Charlotte, don't give up yet... Challenge yourself. I hate sports, and never would have thought about writing football hubs, so the contest is definately broadening my hub variety.
I'm secretly hoping that you ladies will get tired of posting ten hubs a day, and then I can make a break for it... LOL
You know what? I'm getting a bit burnt. Trying to juggle life, other writing assignments, and all of these hubs?
This is a 3 day weekend and I've never slept less (okay, I have, but I'm not in college anymore, so it doesn't count).
Stay in it everyone. It isn't over until the fat lady sings.
Even my husband is getting irritated (we're away for the 3-day weekend and I'm chained to the computer). *sigh* He's having me unplug so we can drive home. I'll miss the noon clue.
I don't think I could possibly put out more than 2 hubs a day when I go back to work tomorrow. If Whitney and Stacie keep up the pace, I'll be lapped several times by next weekend....
p.s. This HAS been fun, in a sick addictive kind of way, don't you agree?
I agree, Steph, especially with the sick and addictive part. My husband is getting a little tired of it too. He is not used to me being obsessive.
And Gamergirl, I hope you hang in there! I really liked your football hub (the one about distracting your man). I was all grumpy about the football topic last night too. And I know I can't produce ten hubs a day. I couldn't come up with much. Maybe the next topic will be better.
Indeed. Because of similar concerns I took a day off only to find out that the subject was football...YIKES.
My wife immediately realized my disappointment at missing an opportunity to write about football. I can't keep up either.
Oh, I'm having a blast trying to come up with topics that haven't been Hubbed! I'm really hoping for some topics I'm really knowledgeable on. Watch out!
It's been fun as well in that Hubbers are talking in the topic threads and sharing opposing views with open minds.
Lots of people wrote about football. I'm surprised i could come up with much.
I'm sick and still hubbing a way. I woke up this morning feeling rough bc I couldn't sleep last night, trying to think of more football topics I could squeeze in today. I think I've squeezed in about 6 so far today, I'm working on 1 more to make it an even 10 for the 24 hour period. I've still got an hour, so hopefully, I'll make it. But this contest came at a bad time- me getting sick and all.
Charlotte- I'm hoping for some more interesting topics, too... :-\
I just feel bad about spending so much time locked to my computer. I tend to take a break after attempting the noon clue. Gives me time to think of a few hubs and be a little non-addicted.
See.. I couldn't squeeze out ten hubs about football without taking ideas from Wikipedia or something. Now, ask me about other topics and, well, I'm in like Flint.
I did football games to start, but realized that wasn't going to cut it for 10. I thought of the ideas out of the blue, but definitely had to do a little digging for information.
I'm definitely stumped for the 10th one.
This football topic was tough. Whitney, I'm not sick, but I also haven't slept well--trying to think of topics! Argh!
I just finished my tenth. I can't believe I wrote ten hubs in less than 24 hours. On football! How exhausting.
My dad called last night and gave me tons of great ideas...but they would have involved really researching football, and I honestly didn't have the desire or energy to do it. I told him he could write them!
This contest is really draining me. I finished my 10th one, as well... But where 3 of them are games, I'm a little worried about the cheats. Sometimes it can be hard to reword them just right to get the same effect... I just hope all 10 are good enough, otherwise, you've got me beat. :-\
I agree with too much research on a topic I'm not a fan of. I tried to do the least research that I could, which is slightly unfortunately, I know, but I did my best.
If you could choose your perfect topic, what would it be?
I do a lot of cooking, so recipes would be a good one for me.
The perfect topic for me would be novels.
I have so many novels I could analyze, summarize, review. Another topic would be MMORPG games, the final fantasy franchise, and American Idol Hahahaa. Obviously with Kat in my avatar.
Homesteading..I am good with that..or recipes.I am a food writer/critic in my non hub life
Oh..and GamerG..just remember, it is slow and steady that wins the race.
I've had some personal issues come up today, so I'm going to try my best to keep up, but I don't know how it will turn out... Kind of depends on how the situation turns out... (my boyfriend-on-break disappeared yesterday, 3 days before he goes to court, and i found out today; i signed into his myspace trying to see if i could find anything out, and it turns out he was trying to get with another girl- see my question in the family thread please..)
This contest goes for a month.
Who will be left standing? Who will be taken to the psychiatric hospital?
^ LOL. You know I've realized I've been eating only once a day these past three days. I had 2 hotdogs in one sitting for lunch. lol
This is stupidly addictive - I cant even win the prize and I ended up writing 2 hubs on "football" and I hate rugby , football, cricket at all the ball sports! I am aiming to stay on the leaderboard - 3 days a week I am working 12 hours a day in the real world so I couldn't really compete anyway. We are also going away for a long weekend - I might have to book a place with wifi!
I'm with Lissie. Even though I AM eligible to win, I've silently accepted my defeat and am just trying to stay on the leader board. I missed two days because my family decided to drive to Florida (from Connecticut)! And I'll miss at least two more driving back and going to my grandfather's funeral. Plus we're IN Florida, so I'm at the beach all day and can't even try for guessing the clues 'cause 3pm here is prime beach time!
Oh HubPages. You're plaguing me!
Yeah... I have lost hope myself. I just can't write six to ten hubs a day, I'm lucky to get in three or four and that's if I write hubs while on the clock at work.
Oh well. Maybe the winner will let me buy the digital camera from them or something.
I'm there too. It takes me a good 2 hours to write a Hub usually, and I've been paring that down a little bit in the competition. Now that I'm at work, I should be paying attention to work... I'm just going to continue to toss my 2 hubs a day out there, maybe 3 on the weekends for the fun of it.
You gals are all an inspiration. I didn't even try to join the contest (besides I live in Canada) Just the fact that you're in there, writing about topics you might not know anything about is awsome. I am cheering you on from the sidelines. Good luck to all of you. Jan
Yeah, I saw your other post too. Yesterday, I was wondering to myself if people would start dropping out and just letting the 2-3 top contenders duke it out and drive themselves crazy putting out tons of hubs each day for the next month. Seems that that wouldn't be the intent of the contest. If there is another one in the future, rules and structure might be better designed and published.
I think there is some undue criticism here.
I am sad to see anyone drop out--who knows what will happen? I've had time the time to write lots of hubs lately, but I won't always have that time.
As for hubs on the same topics...
Well, honestly, I've been focusing on my own ideas. I haven't even had time to look at what anyone else has written until I've already written mine.
At the same time, I write mine offline (but start the hub with the URL early)--then I publish. If I spend all the time writing the hub, then see someone else published a similar hub while I was writing mine, does that mean I should throw all of my work away?
I don't think so.
I'm trying to write, not spend all of my time monitoring what everyone else is writing about. I certainly hope we can all bring fresh views if we end up writing on the same topics.
I think there can be similarities--can't really be avoided.
I understand your point. I certainly hope I'm not one of the people you are upset with.
Honestly, I have worked my butt off--but, I've also tried to come at these topics in different ways. If anyone is checking out what has already been published to gather ideas, then publishing something similar...well, this is uncool.
I got a late start! I feel like I'm SO behind!
I was so wrapped up in other things this weekend that I completely missed the contest announcement.
Don't worry Peter, all you need to do is make sure you write ten hubs a day, doesn't matter if every other contestant is hubbing about the exact same thing.
Contest entries don't have to be unique from other Hubs, it's just been announced.
No can do GG. I had decided to enter by trying to write one per day and just make sure it was darn good, and it started off quite well (2nd place on day 1), but by day 3 it was causing a little strain at home, so, alas, I will continue to participate, but after I missed the football topic, I knew my chances had dwindled.
I hope you guys stay in this. Seriously, I was lucky to get ten in during the last couple of days, but I won't be able to maintain that the entire month. I do have a full time job and a personal life, plus I'm taking a writing class.
Oh yeah, and I need time to sleep. Stay in it because I think it will get interesting. The front runners at the beginning don't always stay there.
Nice job to those of you who have kept going!
Whitney, I'm sorry to hear about your crappy crappy day.
I'm going to be working out at the office today in my new chair (see link below), so I don't know how many Hubs I'll be able to produce...
So new to HubPages, I have absolutely no idea what's going on. I feel like the smelly kid in the back of the classroom surrounded by all you experienced veterans. You know, I'm the guy still using the "special" plastic crocodile scissors getting praise for cutting down the strait line while watching all of you guys use the metal awesome-pants scissors for origami. But I thought I would post something for the fun of it and say hi to everyone. Gotta catch up somehow.
I think you're off to a good start, Splodeyman. Happy to be your first fan!
There's nothing wrong with "special". I love the special plastic scissors...of course, my wife teaches kindergarten, so that's all I have available...
No origami until you've posted at least 10 hubs.
You won't learn to fold dragons until 600 hubs.. so ask Jimmy how cool it is in the special lounge where the big time hubbers sit and make paper dragons from hundred dollar bills.. LOL
GG, I'm glad to see you've recovered from your temporary temper tantrum...I missed for a while, so I've had to read about it. Never a dull moment, huh? Why does all the fun stuff happen when I'm gone (football as a topic!!!!!) I stilll can't get over it.
Welcome back from...
oh no, it wasn't exactly a temper tantrum. It was irritation about feeling like the topics I worked hard to choose so they didn't match other contestants was all for not, that I could've written more but avoided topics since the start of the contest out of respect for the others participating.
Then other things got in the mix.
Then I blew up.
I'm not perfect, no matter how much I would like to be.
same here *whaaaaaaa*
( oh Peter, how do you put those smiles in that can move. from smiley central?
I hear ya, Olive. I decided that yesterday night. I'm going to do what I can, write what I can, and be damned if I let this thing stress me out more.
I'm stealing that smilie, Peter.
[ img ] without the spaces before the url of the image. then [ /img ] after the image, again without the spaces.
make sure the url is full, like if I'm putting up photobucket.com/image.jpg, then it'd be
[ img ]http://www.photobucket.com/image.jpg[ /img ]
I can't to it.
okay so I do this first [img] then what if I want one from smiley central?
I managed six on the topic for yesterday. That's all I can do right now. I was only going to do 5, but had a sudden inspiration for the last one and decided to go for it.
Plus, I've had roofers on my roof yesterday and today and it seems nearly impossible to concentrate.
I'm not sure, Olive!
I got 7 in, but that's because I didn't have much in the way of schoolwork to do last night.
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