I'm throwing down the gauntlet, Hubbers. Publish one Hub every day this April. I dare you. And make these the best Hubs you've written yet.
The challenge is not only to publish 30 Hubs in 30 Days - one for every day in April - but to publish Hubs that include...
*A long-tail, niche topic that has not been extensively covered online *A Search-friendly title (mirrors common search terms) *Excellent writing (proper use of grammar, capitalization) *Unique, useful information (not copied from elsewhere online, full of details, examples, names, and figures) *Attractive formatting (avoidance of excessive link, eBay, or Amazon capsule clutter, excessive bolding or italics, and all-caps) *Judicious use of relevant capsules (original photos (especially your own), video, maps, tables, links, news, etc.)
These are the judging criteria for the HubPages So You Think You Can Write Online contest. If you include a WritingContest tag on each Hub you publish in this contest, it will be entered to win $50, $100, and even $250 in prizes.
From the deepest confession of my heart, i am trully addicted to hubpages now. Been loggin in and out to see my hubscore and traffic. If participating in this contest is going to boost my credibility in hubpages, then i will definitely participate.
I am up to the challenge and I am going for it! Should be a fun time and at the same time, I get alot of new articles up and hopefully more traffic flowing through the pages! Here goes nothing, wish me much needed luck!
Hi there I am taking part in both the Writing Contest and 30 day challenge. (April Hub Challenge?) Where can my hub be see for the 30 day participation. Is it at the same link as for the Writing Contest? Thanks in advance
It seems that I have already failed the 30 day challenge by a complete mistake and I was doing great, but I failed to realize that I put "WritingContest" in all my tags instead of "AprilHubChallenge"... I have failed On a good note, it was fun writing articles the last 4 days and it's inspired me to write more often as I will do now.
I posted a hub a day, since april 1st, thinking I was in both contest just tagging writing contest. Ugh! I don't know why I didn't see u had to tag both, WC and AHC, can I add the tag and still be part of it? Thanks!
You can still totally be a part of the challenge- the contest and challenge are complimentary, but one is hardly required to participate in the other. While you can't retroactively add WritingContest tags to contest entries, you can certainly add AprilHubChallenge tags to your Hubs if you forgot to the first time around
Really looking forward to the contest (as always.) Unfortunately, don't want to commit to the 30 day challenge as I will be away out in the wilds from 27th - 29th fishing and doubt I will have Internet access because of the mountains. I know that mobile/cell phones don't work there, so doubt that my mobile Internet will either. Not going to bother taking laptop.
I could always knock on some village doors and state that I'm on urgent Hub Pages business and ask to use their landline Internet access for a few minutes to publish, until I find a friendly and accommodating soul...???
No - perhaps not...
Good luck to everyone and thanks again Simone and Hub Pages for another great contest and opportunity for everyone.
So, unlike the weekly topic, we don't have to start our Hubs from this forum, just add the competition tag? That's all? I don't know if I can do it... too many topics to write about... I will give it a go, though! By the way, does that mean it's already started?
I have been wanting to try one of these contests, so I might as well do it with the writing contest. I have already started writing Hubs for the contest and have several ready to go when the contest starts, that should help me for when I can't think of something else to write for a day.
Thank you so much Simone and HP for giving us another contest. Actually like always I have kept some stuff unpublished and I will release them accordingly. I have my WEDDING ANNIVERSARY on April 16th so I hope to win some prizes for my honey. Best of luck to everyone.
Plus one more thing, I am totally fresh and free this time so will give in the maximum search friendly entries.
I am happy because yesterday INDIA WON ICC WORLD CUP SEMIFINALS FROM PAKISTAN. We all celebrated here in India all night, lots of crackers, colors, and joy as if INdia has won the world cup.
Well, moving this month, running a course and setting up a business.......not sure I can post every day, but will do my best! Just finished doing 100 on ezine, so I am sure I can do 30 on here! Love to all!
Thanks for the motivation...I have been wanting to take on the Hub Challenge and now is just a good a time as any. I have picked up the gauntlet. My mind is whirling with topics. I have a hard time focusing on just one at a time. geesh.
OK, I'm busy opening up two countries right now, but I will have a go, tried a 30 day before but dried up half way through, must try harder this time, may even try some commercial hubs.... where my book on Rolex watches and coffee machines!
This will be my first Hub Challenge. I have been thinking about ideas since the email was sent out. I *think* I have a 30 day series all plotted out that will make readers look outside the box. It is more of a creative perspective compared to the informational hubs I have done in the past. I had planned to use this series for a blog challenge that also starts April 1, but I have some other ideas for that.
If anything, I will get 30 more hubs and maybe some more traffic!
Nope! You don't have to write one Hub every day to be a part of the contest. All you have to do to submit a contest entry is publish a Hub that is original, tagged with the WritingContest tag, longer than 400 words, and that has never been published within the contest period. There's a max of five entries per day. That's all
Gotta give it a shot! Simone, so glad for answers you've given others. I needed them. Still have questions, but not sure how to ask. Need another challenge besides technology! (not sure I can handle both, but gonna try!)
Connect your related hubs with links. You can do this when editing the capsule use the link button in the bar.
To enter the hub in the contest mention the tag in the list of tags. I think this was helpful. There is 23 hrs left for the first entry if I am not mistaken about the time. I am 12 and a half hours ahead of Hubpages.
I'm always full of questions. Most have been answered. Saw how to check word count from somebody somewhere, but can't find or I'm just missing it. Glad somebody asked about related hubs; some planned--can they?
After a Hub is published, you can see the word count by going to "stats" and then "hub metrics" for that particular hub.
Before a Hub is published, you can copy and paste the article into Microsoft Word, and use its word count feature to determine the number of words. This feature is typically under "Tools -> word count".
Actually if you click "Save Unpublished", you can check the word count using the stats button. Sometimes the stats may not be available right away, but the stats do show up there the same on a published hub.
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