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An Instant hub challenge... who's up?

  1. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Ok, so I have this idea.  It may flop horribly, but that's fine too, I'm bored so, whatever. So, I've seen the 30 day challenge before, 1 hub every day for 30 days.  I have not the attention span for that.  However, as a drinker, a bored person, and a fast typist, I might go for 1 hub every thirty minutes for... uh... thirty minutes.

    Anyone care to bust out an extemporaneous hub with me?

    It's 7:02 by my clock (the one that counts if this happens.)  I'm going to wait until 7:22 to do anything, including even click "start a new hub."  If anyone signs on before then, we can all wait.  I'll say GO in here.

    If no one signs on, well, then I'll be watching forums and drinking beer for the next 20 minutes before typing my idea up and spending almost no time editing till after I hit "publish."

    smile

    Anyone?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in!

      1. Shadesbreath profile image90
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sweet!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hee hee what a novel idea. i love it! i am working on a hub right now, but when i am ready to do my extemporaneous one, i shall clock in in this thread, write my hub, then clock in again when i am done. what a cool challenge smile

      1. Shadesbreath profile image90
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It was fun.  I think I will do it again at some point.  I have tons of hub idea I have thought about and sort of "outlined" in a paragraph or so.  Literally a years worth, like 40 hub ideas.  This will help me crank out a draft that I will then be compelled to clean up.

        I imagine HP will hate it, because there will be clunky hubs up for a day or two, but, well, unless they crush the spirit, which I doubt they will, it's probably worth it.  Long as they are "complete" should be good.  smile

  2. The10DollarMark profile image62
    The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago

    So we'd all start typing at 7:22 (10:22 my time) and we HAVE to finish by 7:52? Or is that just a recommended timeline.

    Either way, better pick a topic now.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, that's the deadline to win the title of Super Cool Awesome Speed Hubber.  But, worst case scenario, you get a hub in forty-five minutes or an hour and ... you have a new hub.  Hardly a losing scenario.

      Editing can be improved after.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How many beers can we have?

        1. Shadesbreath profile image90
          Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          As many as you can drink, but I suggest you get a bunch and keep them near your puter so you don't lose time running to the fridge.  (That's my plan.  I think this will be a three beer hub... at least that's my expectation).

          8 minutes to go

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    How much beer do you have?
    I have an (outside) article due in another few hours and I am way behind -- not sure if beer would help or hinder.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Rochelle, I have 40+ Coors Lights, 18 Coronas, 3 Budweisers (Gross, no clue where they came from) and some Pumpkin ale.  U are welcome to any of it.  And beer always helps smile

  4. The10DollarMark profile image62
    The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago

    Is drinking required? I don't drink. (No it's not a moral thing - I just can't find anything I like)

    ^^ I already picked my topic. Can't wait for the 22nd minute to hit so I can get started.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, it's not required.  It's just fun for those of us who enjoy such things.  smile

  5. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    3 minutes

  6. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    1 minute

  7. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    GO

  8. IvyCrenshaw profile image60
    IvyCrenshawposted 7 years ago

    I'm in.  Just saw the thread, and need the boost.

  9. The10DollarMark profile image62
    The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago
    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome! Great work man!

      Got mine in 6 seconds behind you.  It needs work, but hey, it's up.

      Will go check yours out after our last people check in. smile

      We'll even cut Ivy 2 minutes of slack.  smile

  10. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago
    1. The10DollarMark profile image62
      The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow yours is long. It will take a while to read (but I will read it big_smile)

      1. Shadesbreath profile image90
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, fast typer.  I am terrified to go back and see how bad it is, but hey, It's up.  I'll fix it "live."   smile

        I just went and looked, it's 1,142 words.  lol.  I hope nobody at my work figures out I can crank stuff out that fast. lol.

  11. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Finished 3 minutes early  -Prudes Go To Jamaica  Haven't learned how to post the link yet, sorry!

    1. The10DollarMark profile image62
      The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      just copy paste the url. It'll automatically convert to a link.

      If you want to actually make it look human, use the Formatting Tips (bottom right when you post)

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cool, I didn't know it was that easy!



            http://hubpages.com/hub/Prudes-go-To-Jamaica

        1. Shadesbreath profile image90
          Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Awesome.  Gonna go read it before you get to revise.  Raw is fun!

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, it was kinda fun.  Didn't have time to drink my beers though!  I've never published a hub under 4 hours before.  Now I know why.

            1. Shadesbreath profile image90
              Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Dude, yours is great.  Will take you ten minutes to go fix the grammar stuff that we all knew was going to happen.  I still ahven't checked mine.   You got good pics and stuff; both of you did.  I have to go get some.  I was on the 28 minute mark when I got mine, so I literally grabbed the first Idiocracy vid I saw  I have no clue what's on it.   lol

              Thanks for playing.  (I only drank one and a half of mine too... maybe we coudl use this idea as a way to help people slow down their drinking?  LOL)

              1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The photos were the easy part.  They are all mine so it was easy to download them.  The text wasn't too hard to write as I've published and sold travel articles about my favorite vacation spot before.  Now to edit the hub.  But not tonight!

  12. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    The10DollarMark... DUDE, your hub is awesome.  It's got pics, it's to the point... it's commercial sweetness.  I'm totally impressed.  Seriously.

    1. The10DollarMark profile image62
      The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. It was on my topic list so I've been meaning to do it for a while, this just gave me the courage to actually do it.

      And this was FUN. It was such a thrill to look for a video and of course to get the pics and to write content in such a short amount of time (Thank you amazon for having pictures ready). And of course get that edited price/shipping pic done in time. Especially since my hub glitched 3 times (one time it wouldn't add the picture, another time it would keep going back to the top, and one time it just didn't do anything).

      Of course I'll need to edit it 'cuz I totally forgot to make a section for the DS version of the game. And I also think Amazon has the game as a download (I featured the cdrom version).

  13. Falsor Wing profile image85
    Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago

    damn I missed it this is like the only ever competition I could win. qq

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I might do this again sometime.  IT was fun.  It was like cardiovascular typing I was going so fast.. was fun having my timer ticking at me.  Maybe you'll be in on that one.

      1. Falsor Wing profile image85
        Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hmmmm I don't type particularly fast but I can brainstorm something to write on and begin fairly quickly. thou I probably wont have any time to edit it, poor poor readers.

  14. IvyCrenshaw profile image60
    IvyCrenshawposted 7 years ago

    Okay, worked hard for 45 minutes, have several paragraphs, most of the pictures and products -- at least enough to make it publishable, with a bit more writing. 

    Look forward to finishing it in the very near future.  Thanks for the challenge.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ivy,  I hope you will put your link up when you finish.  I'd love to read it.

      1. IvyCrenshaw profile image60
        IvyCrenshawposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It took about an hour more, but it is finally done!

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Pineapple-Home-Decor?done

        Thanks so much for the challenge, Shadesbreath.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image90
          Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey, that's a great hub.  I bet you get lots of traffic to that one.  Thanks for playing.  smile

  15. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations to all.  Takes me almost that long to write 30 words.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's because you keep limiting yourself to quality writing, Rochelle.  You should come walk on the darkside with me.  Post up some tripe.  It's good for you.  big_smile

      1. Falsor Wing profile image85
        Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yea even ti you sk ans desry like me.

        1. Falsor Wing profile image85
          Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          well that's not technically true I think i actually can type but only if i forget I'm typing and look back up at the screen.

    2. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with you Rochelle.  I spend 1 to 3 days on hubs.  I did 28 Helpful Health hubs in 28 days for the contest, and now seem to be taking a break.  I should have done the HubMob roundup hub tonight, but just couldn't read or rearch anything else!  I did some polish and finish work on a couple contest hubs tonight.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I usually take the same amount of time to do a hub too, rmcrayne!  Just wanted to see if I could force a hub quickly.  Not too happy with the results, though!

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this


          I hear ya Randy. Sometimes it takes me 30-60 minutes to get my brain in the zone.  And 30-60 min to enter a hub.  To do a quick, no research, minumal capsules, off the cuff piece... I think it'd take 30-60 min to think of what to write on!

          1. The10DollarMark profile image62
            The10DollarMarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's why it's good to have a topic list handy.

            I was able to pick a topic in the 20 minutes before the challenge started. Once you pick a topic and think out what you're gonna do, it's not that hard to actually go and make a decent hub in 30 minutes.

            I love my topic list <3

            1. Shadesbreath profile image90
              Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I have no illusions that mine will make money, so I can just grab an idea and go stream of consciousness on it.  See, there's an upside to low expectations.  smile

            2. rmcrayne profile image95
              rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I have an extensive topic list.  I've kept a Word doc, "Hub Ideas" almost since I started hubbing.  None of them would lend well to a 30 min hub.  Guess the Crayne brain just doesn't work that way.

              1. Shadesbreath profile image90
                Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That's what you get for having something valuable to say.  You have to be shallow and full of crap like me, then it's easy: just start typing till the timer goes off.

                1. rmcrayne profile image95
                  rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this



                  big_smile big_smile big_smile  Ah, I see.  Funny, I like writing valuable, but enjoy reading crap!

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    getmybackposted 7 years ago

    yikes

    Love to next time
    great idea
    BillY

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    Kerry43posted 7 years ago

    I'm sorry I missed this one but it was a bit early for Chardonnay and the fairies must have nicked off with the Coronas.
    Way to go folks.
    Kez

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i can't believe i am actually going to try this but it will be a good exercise. i hope i don't screw it up. ok the time now is 3:16

    here i go...

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    12 more minutes, GO COSETTE, GO!!!!

    I want to do this, but not alone.  Need company.  Scared.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    haha this was fun! thankfully i had this hub in mind already smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/SWINGERS-A-better-buddy-flick

    time: 3:38

    thanks WS. and Shadesbreath for such a cool idea smile

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool!  Imma go read it.

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      wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      WOWZa.  Off to read!

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    ooh see some typos in it. can we correct them after the fact? also i would like to put a link to this thread in it.

    thanks!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Totally correct them.  I'm going to fix mine this weekend.  It needs pictures and needs to be broken into more text capsules.  But, it's still technically done.  smile  No worries.  This is just a way to make people write one.

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Well done, cosette.  I just read it and was mighty impressed.  If you do another one, give me a heads up?  Okay?

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    oh thanks. it was really short smile

    1. adrienne2 profile image80
      adrienne2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a grand idea! I will be looking out for the next time you do this.

 
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