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30 Minute Hub Challenge: ONE hub - 30 Minutes: Join the FUN...hurry!

  1. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Simple rules:

    1. Do NOT start writing hub until I (as in ME only) says, IN this thread, "GO"

    2. One Hub.  You have 30 minutes to write it, from scratch. (you can have your word doc open in advance etc., obviously, just no writing). No cheating and using something you started before.

    3. Set a timer.  When it goes off, you have to hit publish.

    4. If you don't hit publish you are a wuss and will get dandruff and odd rashes in embarassing places.

    5. You can always go back and edit later, but you will have a hub up. (pictures, videos, links can go in later too... the point is to force you to make the core of it smile )

    6. Link your new hub here so we can read it.

    7. Go read ours and say how awesome it is even though they will all suck probably worse than yours.

    8. Let us know you are going to play so we can count you towards our 5 player minimum.


    That's it.   

    If we get 5 people we will do it.  Game will start at 9:30 Pacific time, by MY clock, or sooner if we get 5 people and are impatient.  lol.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in. Hopefully my darling daughter will go for her nap shortly.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image89
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's 2, and give her some Scotch, that works awesome on my kids.

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No thanks. She already has alcoholic AND crazy genes, I don't want to speed up the process of ending up like the rest of the family!

          1. Shadesbreath profile image89
            Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ok, I'll drink some for her and try to send the drowsy effects to her across the universe.

            Cags is "trying it"  lol.   

            That's 3. 

            Need 2 more at least to make it fun.

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I'll try it. My last hub was a disaster and I ended up unpublishing it, changing it and then publishing it all over. It wasn't good or even quality. But, did manage still to convey the message, oddly enough. lol

              1. Shadesbreath profile image89
                Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It's perfectly fine to have it end up being a "first draft" or even jsut a "free write."  It's about having fun. I'll clean mine up tomorrow. (I never did clean up the Lowe's one, and it still gets traffic lol).

                I posted it on my Shadesbreath fb page and I posted on HubPages fb too.  big_smile

                23 minutes to start.  Still need 2 more.

        2. sarovai profile image72
          sarovaiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I got the topic. Scotch Vs Sleeping disorders. roll smile

          1. lorlie6 profile image89
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Go for it, sarovi!  If you write it, I'd like to read it.
            Dang, that was really fun last night!

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol lol



      Okay, I'll give it a shot.. tongue

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Shot of what? Vodka, rum?

  2. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Hey, promote this on  your FB pages.  smile

  3. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    What to write about?

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      anything you want.  I suggest a rant or something you really like or know well and have been procrastinating writing about.

      You can just spew it out, and then add pics and vids later.

      But anything.  Doesn't matter.  No rules on that.  Just write and hit publish before 30 minutes is up.  And post the link in this thread to let us see it. 

      It's really fun. I started these like a year and a half ago, and I promise you, its really fun and you make friends.  Cags has run several of them since and had great success for himself and others.

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Friends are for... people who don't have minions. lol

        I have a hub I've been putting off which I think will be good for the hubpages community, about making money (NO it's not one of those "how do I make money online?" hubs)

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Perfect. 

          I have one about an experience I had the other day in the rain and what I couldn't do for two little girls because of our culture.  It's a rant.  (My favorite lol).

  4. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    16 minutes.... We have three for sures and a maybe.

    Mikey, you in?

    1. Mikeydoes profile image80
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in, but a topic is rough right now.

      I've never ranted, and when I do it usually involves a lot of swear words and me getting banned smile

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Make sure to have snacks and drinks adequately prepared before you begin. lol

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I did. They've been eaten.

  6. Anamika S profile image69
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    This sounds interesting! Though I would love to do this I have over burdened with work and have not been able to concentrate of writing for the last 3 months and hopefully won't be able to do till Feb 2011.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's the beauty of this.  You don't get to think.  You just open a word document or a text capsule and write.  You get a hub with no pressure.  You can clean it up later, and you have the added impetus of having it already written just in need of editing.. made more motivational by the fact that it IS up already and therefore something that needs fixing up soon. smile

      It's not for the faint of heart, but it is fun.

      9 minutes.  Need at one more.

  7. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    What are the guidelines on marijuana? That would make it easy on me to say what I can and can not write about. If I get some tips on what is okay and what isn't I have a topic! (inspired by CNBCS Marijuana INC series)

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's an iffy area. HP will probably automatically disable adverts and you'll have to get it manually reviewed.

      https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … wer=105948

      1. Mikeydoes profile image80
        Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        K, nm that! I'm thinking of something else.

    2. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      U can't promote marijuana according to the TOS of HubPages, but you can probalby talk about it if you are really careful about where you actually write the word "marijuana."

      Thats probably one of those fringe conversations that, if done right, will still end up needing your ads turned off.  But you never know.  As long as you aren't promoting the use of pot in a glaring way, who knows.  Give it a try.  Turn off the ads if you think it's too edgy after you are done.

      I'll read it and tell you if I think you should turn them off.  Cags probably will do the same.

      It's only a half hour of your life.

    3. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      don't tell people they should smoke pot.

      That's all.


      45 seconds to start

  8. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    I am upping our start time by 10 minutes since we have the needed people interested.  15 minutes.  But I ain't messing around past that.

    I can only write hubs that are semi-coherent for so many beers and then things start to decline rapidly. lol.

    15 minutes.  Period.

  9. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    14 minutes.

  10. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    That episode on Marijuana Inc was pretty cool. I follow CNBC and a little bit of the Stock Market. smile

  11. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    It took me 19 minutes to write my latest hub. This is a cool thread! Thanks, Shady!

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you in? lolbig_smiletonguesmile

    2. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Habee, play with us.  A hubber of your stature would give credit to these enterprises in the future too. smile

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I just finished that hub!

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sweet, then you are on a roll.  18 minutes can hardly have tired you out, and now your fingers are warm.  This is easy-sauce for you.  smile

          Game in 8 minutes.

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Okay. I'm in.

            1. WryLilt profile image88
              WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              big_smile

            2. Shadesbreath profile image89
              Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              SWEET... that's enough. 


              Starting in (buffer zone)...   STARTING 3 MINUTES BY MY CLOCK

              1. WryLilt profile image88
                WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  12. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    so if i turn ads off there is nothing to worry about? I mean I am drunk right now, and maybe something else, I dont know what will be said, lol.

    obviously, id be able to judge if it is too edgy.

    I'd never say that people should smoke, just as I wouldnt want people to drink!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ads off keeps you from getting kicked out of adsense.  As long as you aren't being totally ridiculously in the face of the TOS rules, usually the HP moderators are pretty cool if what you write at least tries to make a meaningful point without just shoving the rules in their face.

      (and I'm drunk too lol... that's the only way I do this. Pushes me out of my anal-retentive, perfectionist comfort zone.)

  13. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    We appear to have either 3 or 4, with a maybe 5...


    You guys want to go with 3 to 4?


    FIVE minutes to start...

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If this doesn't happen soon I'm going to go on WoW and steal tips for mage ports. It's like taking candy from a baby with all the portals gone.

      Don't make me take candy from babies!

      1. Shadesbreath profile image89
        Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We'll know in 2 minutes.  If nobody confirms, it's all about mage love for you.

        We only have 3 for sure, Cags.  That's okay, but kind of not enough to really make the afterglow party what it needs to be.

  14. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    You can begin whenever you decide, you're the boss? lol

  15. lorlie6 profile image89
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I'd LOVE to do this, but my hubby's got the TV blaring...Maybe next time!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just do it anyway.

      There is always an excuse not to do something.


      Starting in 2minutes 20 seconds....


      Dont forget to post your hub here when you are done.

      Set a timer or something so you don't run late.

  16. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    oKAY.

    sTARting in 3 minutes...

    be ready.  Will count down here.

  17. lorlie6 profile image89
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Aww, hell!  I'll give it the ole college try anyway!

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yay!


      1 minute  40 seconds....

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  18. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Cool! smile

    Welcome everyone! smile

  19. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  20. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago
  21. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago
  22. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
  23. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago
  24. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Sweet, waiting on Habee, Lorlie and hopefully Mikey

    [edit] ooops, only Lorlie and Mikey

  25. lorlie6 profile image89
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago
  26. lorlie6 profile image89
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    NOW what do we do?? smile

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Go read everyones and say something nice.  Then go to bed (or not) and fix it up in the morning.  smile

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was gonna ask that, Laurel!

  27. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 6 years ago

    I am late, but I am going to do it in 10 minutes.

  28. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 6 years ago

    Okay, 16 minutes.  I enjoyed it.  Talk to you tomorrow!

    Two Websites for All Your Christmas Shopping

    1. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, that's cool. I'm gonna go read it.  Glad you jumped in.



      Same for you, Mikey.  We were hoping you'd crank one out.  The main point is to get one done.  I'll check yours out too.  Grats on finishing one.

  29. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    Sorry I was late. Is this okay? I really was afraid to get in depth. I didn't get to start until a little later than you guys, but here it is.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Marijuana-Legalized

  30. spryte profile image89
    spryteposted 6 years ago

    I always miss these things....

    But I had two episodes of Fringe on the TiVo and I just love that show.

  31. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Great job everyone! smile

    Well done! smile big_smile

  32. Mikeydoes profile image80
    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    Man I looked at your guys' hubs and I'm nowhere close to any of you! Great jobs! I can't wait to finish reading them tomorrow!

    Great idea Shades, this should happen a lot more often!

  33. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Wow I didn't think I had that many words in me! My hub is over 1000 (although I added a tips box with about 150 words after the challenge was over.)

    Thanks Shadesbreath, for forcing me to write it!

  34. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone for playing.  Thanks Cags for helping get it off the ground.

    Thanks Spryte for being a slacker layabout who accomplished nothing.

    Mikey, yours is fine.  It's actually really good.  The only people who will complain about your hub will be the politicized folks who hate anyone being happy in ways that don't fit with their little world-views.

    WryLilt, thanks for jumping in early and helping hold the interest together long enough to grab the last folks to play.

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Shadesbreath, all,

      I just saw the message right now, can I play now? 30 minutes from now I will post it and add videos and pictures later.. Let's see.. I hope to make it.

      1. profile image0
        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I guess, I made it...just posted my hub..it is full of mistakes and no videos...or amazon links...

        working on correcting it.... it is about Christmas movies...I'll go and fix errors now. I unofficially joined...thanks.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image89
          Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Post a link.  I'll read it.



          I used to run them when I first came up with the idea, but school keeps me from doing it enough.  Cags picked up the idea and had done an amazing job trying to make it regular, but he's going to vanish from the forums soon, so, we'll have to see.

          Best bet for folks who like it is to A) make sure they "like" the HubPages page on Facebook so we can have extra advertising and then maybe even consider (shameless promotion) "liking" my page, since I'll promote them on there each time too. (Just search "shadesbreath" on facebook and like it... lol, I'm such a whore.. but I can't help it.) lol  hey, i'm helping HP.. they should promote my page, frankly. big_smile

          1. lorlie6 profile image89
            lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Such an alluring whore you are, Shades!  And cookingdiva, I look forward to your link.
            This has been a blast!

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            cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Okay, it took me over an hour but I am done correcting and editing and added amazon and other stuff..little brushing and polishing...*phew* here it is, I thought we can only link in 'extream hub makeover" so I did not. I am only 3 week new here...

            Here is my link;
            http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Chritmas-M … our-Family

            this is such a good idea, and thank you let me participate late...
            I noticed,...it took me about 34 minutes..so I guess I did not make it quite. I am still happy, as this is fastest draft I have written...(with full spelling mistakes :-) LOL

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            cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Cags going to vanish from forum...say it isn't so..why? I already learned so much from few people and cags is one of them...Humm..:-(

            1. lorlie6 profile image89
              lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Loved your Hub, cookingdiva!  The deal with Cags is that he posted that he's going to stop posting in the forums when he reaches a certain number of posts.  How many times can I write 'posts?'  Hmm...smile
              Why, I don't know exactly.  Maybe he can clear it up! wink

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                cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Lorlie6,

                Thanks for clarifying! I wish Cags changes mind and stays on Forum.

                I know forums can be addicting sometimes, like I am here at all odd hours. :-)

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                  JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Hello hubbers! If anybody missed shadesbreath lovely challange and is intrested to take up my challange " 3 Hubs in 60 minutes. Are you daring enough to do this challange?" then visit my fourm and start hubbing. You can take up this challange anytime!

  35. evvy_09 profile image80
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    Found out about this contest after reading Cagsil's new hub and I totally missed it.  Darn, crap and shoot.  I need a shot of brandy now.  tongue  I spent two hours doing a different hub so maybe all was not wasted.  Next contest I am so in!!!

  36. lorlie6 profile image89
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Hey Shades-it looks like you could host another contest!  Maybe this should be a regular occurrence here.
    I'd love to participate again, though probably not tonight.

  37. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 6 years ago

    Maybe we should do another one right now!  Just kidding.  I need to go to sleep.  Thanks so much for including me!!!

  38. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    grrrrrrrrrr, i missed the fun thing mad mad

    1. Mikeydoes profile image80
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I somehow was lucky to be on, and actually was able to write one. Any other day and I never would have been able to be up.

      Can I enable ads on my hub? Does anyone know? I don't really care if I can, just more or less wondering for future reference.

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        surely you can.

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          was ads disabled in your marijuana hub by hp or you yourself disabled it? If it has been done automatically by the content filter you would have to contact the team.

          1. Mikeydoes profile image80
            Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I disabled it, because the risk didn't outweigh the reward. I tried not to get carried away in that hub, I could have went way more in depth.

            Marijuana is a touchy subject on Hubpages and Google, so it isn't worth putting ads up until I get an okay.

            There really should be a 30 minute challenge forum just like there is a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. I'm sure there will be abusers, that is the only thing.

            It was fun reading everyone's hubs! Thanks for the great idea Shades, and thanks for everyone that participated!

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              cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I did not know you could disable to ads, neat! I guess it is always good to be careful.

  39. princess g profile image59
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    I did my 30 minute hub. it wasn't for the challenge, but it was really fun:)

  40. tlpoague profile image87
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    Hi Shadesbreath, I spent a half an hour looking for this forum. I have a hub to post but couldn't find where to post it. Even though I am too late for the challenge, here it is...
    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Are-We-Tea … nd-Divorce

  41. Karanda profile image85
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    Remember the turtle and the hare story? Yeah, that's me always running last, start off with gusto then stop to smell the roses while the turtle reaches the finish line.

    The 30 minute challenge to write a hub was too good an opportunity to pass up though. I wrote this in 21 minutes but then spent 20 minutes organising some images before I published.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Surfing-the-Net … ade-Movies

    It is amazing how different the writing is when there is a deadline. Hope you call the challenge again sometime Shadesbreath, hopefully I'll see it through on the day next time!

 
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