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Um ... huh...anyone up for a "instant" Hub Challenge?

  1. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Hubberville,

    Care to take your shot?

    Come on, write and publish a freshly created up in 30 minutes.

    Write on any topic.
    Write it till done.
    Then hit publish smile

    Edit at a later time. wink

    Think you can do it?

    Looking for at least 4 to 5 more people.

    Cagsil

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    I'm in, if we are square on that "other matter."

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What other matter? lol lol

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't use smileys, so I regularly get in trouble.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting to know. I don't live in the past, if that helps clear your mind about "the" other matter. lol

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Glad you're in. smile

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the invite. So are you looking to create one hub collaboratively, or each person should write and publish one?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Each person writes their own hub. wink

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Fine. I suppose you prefer that everyone start at the same time? If so, that requires a bit of coordination.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am first waiting to get 4 to 5 more people, besides myself. Then from that point, a 5-10(depending on or rounding to the closest quarter hour) minutes we'll begin. smile

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Anyone else?



    Hey SHADESBREATH where are you?????? lol

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Shades????

      I know you're lurking.....come on, need one more. lol

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Have you tried posting a message to your feed, does that help?

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I know Shadesbreath is around and there are at least 20-30 other people just watching the forums.

          And, no I have not tried what you asked, because I wouldn't know how to. wink


          @Thank you Travelespresso for letting me know about the outages you have. I'll understand if something happens. smile

  6. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Sure, I'll give it a try!

  7. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    I'm in Cags.  This will be my first instant challenge!  What time do we start?

  8. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Cool.

    I'm waiting for one more person. smile

    Glad to have you both. smile

  9. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    BTW - we regularly have power outages here (northern Vietnam) so if by chance you don't hear from me that will be the reason!!! 

    Yesterday we had power all day but last week I think about 5 out of 6 days we lost power for around 7 hours!

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    When inside the feed, on top of it, there is a field saying "What's on your mind?" At least that is how it looks with mine.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not on the feed and not using it presently, but thank you for the insight of one of its uses. Did not know that.

  11. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Okay, START time is 8:30pm (EST) and finish at 9:00pm.

    9 minutes to start.


    Anyone else? big_smile

  12. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Wilderness

    Travelespresso

    Website Examiner

    and Myself makes 4.



    Anyone else..... 7 minutes to start time.

  13. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    5 minutes and counting down

  14. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    4 minutes.....on your mark??? lol

    1. travelespresso profile image84
      travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fingers are itching to start!

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    3 minutes......get ready..... lol

  16. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    2 minute WARNING.... lol

  17. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    1 minute.....get set smile

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    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  19. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
  20. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Post your links when done..... 5 minutes to go. smile

  21. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    3 minutes..... smile

  22. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago
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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago
  24. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago
  25. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!


    WTG EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

    I'm off to read them... smile

  26. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    Just reported the spammer too!!!!!

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    figmentposted 6 years ago

    I just read the forum... you inspired me to at least publish one tonight.   I haven't researched in weeks.

  28. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Wow!  You guys make me look like the newbie I am.  Links everywhere, great pictures and mostly good grammar and spelling.  Good job, people!

  29. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    WOW...I'm impressed with the work you all did in 30 minutes.  WTG.

    I really enjoyed doing this and I feel very satisfied that I have a hub I've been wanting to write for weeks now, published.  Sure it needs lots of tweaking and many more photos (which I have), but its a good start.

    Thanks Cags.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No problem Travelespresso.

      It was fun! smile

  30. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    That was fun, but if I hadn't kinda been mulling this over for a while and had most of the pics already I'd not have made it.  You guys must type 1000 words a minute!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My hub is only 801 words. lol

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        992 words here. I should have written 8 words about my childhood.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Very nicely done. smile

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You too, I like the style of your writing. And you have some great images.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you. The images are standard on any Windows based machine. smile Someone once told me I needed to get new images or make an assortment of different images, relevant to the topic. However, I pointed out to them that as long as the message is received, the pictures themselves don't matter.

              Besides, they are nice pictures and I've used them on all my hubs, and people continue to compliment them. lol

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                Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'd call that efficient recycling. Sorry to have revealed I hadn't read your other hubs, and so did not recognize the images - but they are good.

  31. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Excellent job on everyone!

    All great hubs! smile

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    I have added a links capsule with links to the 3 other hubs.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice idea.  I assume your links won't show up on my hub?  So I should do the same?

      Just looking at my hub - all of you missed (or were too polite to mention) that one photo was upside down!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't notice an upside down picture. I did notice a small "white" space at the end, where there is a picture, but I figured you would take care of that on the editing phase. lol

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I notice above that you posted word count - surely you didn't count by hand?

          And yes - its kind of short anyway.  Have to do something about that.

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            Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No, please don't lengthen your hub! That is not the point, I like it the way it is.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I'll see.  Might just move things around, or change some of the text into a second text box.  Have to think about it.

          2. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Actually, you're right. I didn't count it by hand. I checked the "stats" section - hubmetrics - which told me. lol
            There is absolutely nothing wrong with the length of your hub. smile

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              smile  My ignorance shows badly!  I had seen the tab, but never clicked it.  Too many other things to learn, too fast.  smile

              1. Cagsil profile image60
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                We all have to learn sometime. lol

          3. travelespresso profile image84
            travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I write in word first and then check my word count.  Of course I tweak when assembling the capsules so then I use the HP stats.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Sure, create the links if you like.

        I didn't see it as upside down, but as a mirror image - like Crater Lake.

  33. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    Like you, I too have been doing some tweaking here and there.  I have many more photos to add (which I took in the Old quarter last month) but I'll do that later when I have more time to select and edit them.

    I'm so happy - its only 9 a.m. here and I've written and published a new hub! smile smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There you go. Plenty of time to do another hub before the day is out. lol lol

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Heck, you have time for 24 more, and edit them tomorrow!  lol

      1. travelespresso profile image84
        travelespressoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Too funny.  Too true too!

  34. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    Dang, I need to check this more often, I think an instant hub challenge would be a good kick in the butt for me to really focus on one for a little bit...I have trouble concentrating on one thing and one thing only, and I generally have my text down pretty fast because it gets written in my head long before I type it, but I need to spend more time developing links and pictures. Oh well, maybe I'll set the timer for 30 minutes and pretend it's expected by then smile

  35. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Overall, everyone produced a great hub. smile

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Cags, for both the compliment and the contest.  It was fun and I learned some new tricks (word count for instance) that I can use.  So MUCH to learn!  smile

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. This was like the 4th time I've done a challenge, and second hosted. smile I was bored, has a thought I wanted to write about, just didn't feel like writing it. The challenge made me put it down. smile

        I'm glad you enjoyed. Shadesbreath and I have been doing on and off for the last month or two. smile

  36. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Just read your hub, and Website Examiners.  Sorry I missed it.  Had other writing to do, but nice job pulling the Insta-challenge off.  Nice hub too.  BOth of you.  Will check out the others in a bit too.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Shades. smile

      1. Shadesbreath profile image90
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        U need to hold off on Fridays till around now so I can play (WEST coast u know).  This idea was sort of a drinking game thing for me, lol, but I can't really go till I've A) finished my "real" writing, and B) have enough beer for a nice rant.  big_smile   

        If you'd started it now, I'd have been all over it.  I debated starting another one, but I think I'll just read tonight.  I get so few nights to just read new peeps.  That's fun too.  I discover the coolest people.  (although, dude, what's your take on hubhopping?  Is that just me, or is that just a window on disaster?)

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, I thought about that time difference, once I set the time. I figure it might be close to dinner/supper time. However, decided to go with the 3 others already on board.
          I do not hub hop. I'm not into it. But, I think you might be on to something. wink

  37. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Btw- are you set?

    Had enough beer? Got a good rant? lol

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I could probably rant on something, but no need.  You got one in, so you're good.  I've choked up 60 pages in the last few days.  I'm actually cool to just read.  If you get enough, I'll be number five, otherwise, I'm just gonna discover new hubbers, enjoy the too-loud tunes, and destroy this 12-er.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Then you have a good night reading. Oh, btw- I've responded to your comment on my hub. *hint* lol

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    wishing everybody good luck   big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It was over a long time ago Kimberly, but thank you for the wishes. smile

      1. Shadesbreath profile image90
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wish we weren't the only people on here.  I would be so down to rant right now.  LOL


        But, I will admit, I've had a great time going through some of Aya Katz's hubs.  Her mind is just crisp, like the air some winter morning right after a snow.

  39. travelespresso profile image84
    travelespressoposted 6 years ago

    Hello all
    Gosh the writing in 30 minutes was the easy bit.  The tweaking and adding links, more photos etc is what's taken the time.  But still, I'm happy with my efforts today. 

    I'm ready for another one! lol

 
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