My Participation in a 60 Day Challenge
Ready to take on global warming by planting more trees and using the sun as a dryer ~
Where do you find your 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:
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!
Links to help you find your hub muse ~
- Odd ways to find your muse
Throughout history, painters and writers have turned to bizarre ways to bring on the muse. Normal behavior or not, these deep-seated motivators need not be overlooked.
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"
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 ~
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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