My Participation in a 60 Day Challenge

Ready to take on global warming by planting more trees and using the sun as a dryer ~

I have my gardening gloves on, raking loam around a newly planted cherry tree for my cohousing community, Mosaic Commons in Berlin, MA.
I have my gardening gloves on, raking loam around a newly planted cherry tree for my cohousing community, Mosaic Commons in Berlin, MA. | Source
Clothes I have tie-dyed, and would tie-dye all of my hubs if I could
Clothes I have tie-dyed, and would tie-dye all of my hubs if I could | Source

Where do you find your muse?

The Pocket Muse
The Pocket Muse

The pages in this book are filled with prompts that will facilitate the deepening of your connection with your muse.

 

Writing from the Heart for 30 Days ~

This hub was my pledge to participate in an inspiring 60-Day Challenge initiated by Sunforged. These are my goals for participating in the challenge:

Goals

My goals for participating in this challenge are as follows:

1.) Increase the number of hubs I have published on Hub Pages.

2.) Increase my overall productivity as a writer.

3.) Increase traffic to all of my published hubs.

4.) Become more involved in the Hub Pages community and get to know better some of my fellow "hubbers"...as well as offer support to fellow "wordcrafters."

5.) Learn more about how to work the HP system for generating income for my writing so that I may fund home-schooling my daughter by this means.

In the process of writing more hubs, I will use my "dreamtime" to access creative energy I have not yet tapped. I have a daily creativity practice that I keep up with, which keeps my artistic energy flowing and ever new. Under my "Amazon" capsule below I have recommended a bunch of books I would like to read and believe you might also be inspired by. The niches I plan to write in include Food and Wine, Parenting, Nature/Gardening, Poetry, Arts/Crafts, and either Home-schooling or Cohousing . I am looking forward to how these new hubs work to also promote my older hubs, who are suffering from a decline in traffic. Thanks to Edweirdo and his article on RSS feeds, I have gotten all of my hubs working together to promote each other. Looking forward to meeting more of you fellow hubbers out there. Bueno Suerte y Salud! In Irish Gaelic, Slainte!

Hub Log

The following are the hubs I published as a result of participating in this challenge.

1.) "Our First Year of Homeschooling: How Far We Have Come"

2.) "Haikus for New Parents"

3.) "Responding to the Call of the Wild"

4.) "Recycling Saves Both Money and Lives"

5.) "Interview with a Mermaid Princess About Her Adventures with Rubber Duckies, Bath Books, and Other Water Toys"

6.) "Gratitude:The Spirit that Moves Me Forward"

7.) "Rainy Day Family Fun Activities"

8.) "Curiosity Keeps Us Young"

9.) "The Evolution of a Relationship"

10.) "Cooking Dinner for a Large Group of Neighbors, Cohousing Style"

11.) "Ten (10) Ways to Both Procrastinate and Accomplish Something at the Same Time"

12.) "Ten (10) Great Things About Cohousing"

13.) "Ten (10) of the Most Brilliant Places to Visit in Ireland" *Entered in the "X Marks the Spot" travel writing contest

14.) "How I Build My Hubs"

15.) "Recipe for Tastey, Refreshing Sun Tea"

Tips from a Professional Creativity Coach ~

Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach
Coaching the Artist Within: Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists, and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach

Learn helpful tips for waking up your inner artist and living the life you've dreamed. I've enjoyed reading the articles he has published in the "Art Calendar" magazine.

 

Halfway to the Finish Line ~ Time to stretch!

16.) "Labyrinths: The Journey to the Center of Our Souls"

17.) "The Risks of Ignoring a Yield Sign"

18.) "The Freedom of Forgiveness"

19.) "The Enchanting Mandolin"

20.)"Making Apple Pancakes with Recipe from Curious George Makes Pancakes"

21.) "Indian Head Farm, the town's source of fresh food in Berlin MA" *Entered in the "X Marks the Spot" travel writing contest

22.) "Shrewsbury Village Makes Shopping Memorable Fun" *Entered in the "X Marks the Spot" travel writing contest

23.) "Mythology and Art Design in Providence, RI" *Entered in the "X Marks the Spot" travel writing contest

24.) "Reading "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown"

25.) "Classic Homemade Orange Soda"

26.) "Planning My Child's Birthday Party in 24 Hours"

27.) "Moving About the Dreamscape of DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA" *Entered in the "X Marks the Spot" travel writing contest

28.) "Cinnamon and Its Healing Properties"

29.) "The Out of the Blue Art Gallery" in Cambridge, MA"

30.) "Laughter Connects, Heals, and Promotes Peace"

The Path of the Turtle

My 30 hubs are now complete. I may have finished them behind all of the others who participated in this challenge, due to the call of family and other commitments, but I did manage to finish and publish them. Like the turtle, I have slowly and steadily finished the race. I may not have "won" the race, but I have gained appreciation for the power of internet presence. I will continue to write more hubs, but will do so at an easier pace. See you all soon!

© 2010 Karen Szklany Gault

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Boomer60 6 years ago

Seafarer Mama, Welcome to the 60 day challenge! I am sure you will unearth many new insights into making money with this challenge and soon start earning the income you desire to help home school your daughter. Good-Luck! Stop by my hub=log and check out all the team members. Make sure to stop by and say "Hello" to everyone. We all work together to be stronger.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Great to have you on board - I look forward to learning much with you over the challenge and beyond.


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lakeerieartists 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

Glad to have you with us. I do some of my best thinking when I am not hard at work, but doing a completely other activity, then come back refreshed. :)


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Seafarer Mama 6 years ago from New England Author

Thank you all for your warm welcome and good wishes.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Seafarer- so glad to see you on board the 60dc2 challenge. I finally got you up on the 60 day challenge return Team page! Wishing you all the best of luck...and just remember you will get out of this amazing challenge triple what you put into it! From making great friends to seeing where you want your online writing to take you. Your goals are set and your journey begins here.


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

Well said! No wonder Wavegirl22 is a writer!

Welcome Seafarer! Any questions, just ask, we like them :)


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Seafarer Mama 6 years ago from New England Author

Thank you wavegirl22 and sunforged. :0)


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pakpub 6 years ago from Ohio

Stopped by to say hi! Welcome to the challenge team!


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johnyater 6 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

Seafarer Mama, glad you made it! Looking forward to your nature, gardening hubs.


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Seafarer Mama 6 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, pakpub and johnyater. :0)


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

Great to see you have made it! Welcome my fellow team mate! :)


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Seafarer Mama 6 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, "shazwellyn." :0)


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zulueta19 5 years ago from Seattle

Hi Seafarer Mama. Such an inspiring list you have. I love your clothes tie-dyed. Such amazing pattern and colors.


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, Zulueta. :0) Glad you enjoyed reading my hublog.

Peace!


katsky 5 years ago from Chicago

Hello Seafarer Mama. Wonderful! I adore you for setting goals and I love your tie dyed work. I'm a fan of tie dyeing. Best of Luck!


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England Author

Thank you for your encouragement and appreciation, katsky. :0)

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