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100 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge

Updated on October 2, 2011

100 hubs in 30 days


The 100 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge

Inevitably I keep writing I am going to take a break from writing on Hubpages and I certainly mean to. I just can't seem to stop myself. It has become a ritual or a habit or even worse perhaps an addiction. What is interesting is that the more stress I have in my daily life the more I write. So I had many goals starting out. I wanted to complete the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge and I did. I want a 100 followers and thank goodness a 100 dear souls were kind enough to follow me.

It was important I finish 156 hubs within the first three months of writing on hubpages and I managed that as well as finishing 200 hubs.

And so I was prepared to take a break. I didn't mention to anyone on Hubpages that I had actually had the septic system back up into the house I rented and have been going through litigation which has put a dent in my writing and this past week I have been gravely ill with a very bad ear infection. I have been in a lot of pain and unable to sleep so I wrote more hubs.

And when I looked back over what I have written and in how long, I realized I have written 40 plus hubs (some are waiting to be published) in about 10 days. Now I swore I wasn't going to put myself under the pressure of writing 100 hubs in 30 days but I am almost half way there and in 10 days.

The question is can I write the other 60 in the 20 days I have left? Do I have that much to share without writing fiction? I don't know. All I know is that I can give it the old college try. I hate to lose and I hate failure so I will be really mad at myself if I don't finish a 100 hubs in 30 days but it is perhaps the last goal I will demand of myself this year.

I think it is important to set goals for yourself as a writer and to meet those goals. I am just not certain I will be able to attain this goal. But this is all an experiment anyways and who better to share this experience with then my wonderful audience. Just don't be surpirsed if I don't make it. And then if I do I am definetly going to take a break from writing for a while so I am fresh for the political season.

And if all else fails I can definitely write some very interesting hubs on septic tank failures and landlord tenantlaw in Florida as i have plenty of pictures from my court case. It is under review now by a judge so I don;t have to keep it a secret anymore. Although I would have loved to have entered the plumbing contest as I felt I had a winning story for certain but litigation prevented me format doing so. So if I regale those tales it will be for those who have faithfully followed.


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    • EuroCafeAuLait profile image

      Anastasia Kingsley 

      7 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Hello JT, Thanks for sharing your experience. I am doing 30 in 30. I was just wondering, did you make your goal? I am impressed with your numbers. I find myself writing hubs when I am under pressure too, and usually on deadline with some other writing assignment. Cheers!

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks viking305,

      I have 29 more hubs to go in 15 days and I need the encouragement to beat the challenge. I shall only do this challenge once and then no more. Where I can publish 50 hubs a month with no problem pushing 100 in a month is a bit more challenging. Beside I keep swearing I am going to take a break from all of this.

      After I complete the 100 hubs challenge in 30 days. I will need to only publish 12 more hubs to represent 2 years work on Hubpages. After two years of work I will definitely need a break for a bit.

      My son and I are down with the flu so we are homebound which makes this the idea time to bang out a few more hubs.

      Thanks for the encouragement and cros your fingers I make it. Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.


    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Congrats on all those hubs written and published. Keep it up you can beat the challenge! Good luck

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Thanks graceomalley,

      It is the last challenge I will put myself through this year if I complete this goal. As I have previously stated I do not have a full time job nor do I attend graduate school full time so I have a little more time then the average person. We all move at our own pace and diversity makes us strong on HubPages.

      Thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback.

      Thank you.


    • graceomalley profile image


      8 years ago

      These days I'm lucky to finish a hub a week and get it posted. I applaud you for 3 in one day.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Denise Handlon,

      You are so kind. I don't know if I would have been so prolific if I weren't in pain. Pain keeps you up alot of hours so it is easy to write when you are up around the clock.

      You write great hubs. 30 hubs in 30 days is alot if you have a job or attend school full time. I have niether but litigation which is very different Your hubs are gems. And you will make 30 hubs in 30 days when you are ready. And when you do I will be cheering you on.

      Thanks for reading, commenting, providing feedback and rating me.

      Thank you.


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      HI Esam1989,

      Thank you for your kind words. I would like to publish books but alas I don't know anyone in that business.

      Esam you do realize I may not make the goal. It is a challenge. I am going for it but I could faulter. And I readily admit that.

      Your generosity moves me with our kind words and you have a wonderful spirit as well. Esam did you know publishers? I could use an introductin.

      Thank you fore reading, commenting and providing feedback. I ahev had friedns from Bahrain and UAE. I actually still have a friend living in Dubia now.

      No worries Esam between friends. Never be embarrassed when you wrtie on my hubs. I could have easly made the exact same mistake if I had addressed you in Arabic.

      All My Best,


    • Esam1989 profile image


      8 years ago from United Arab Emirates

      I have to apologize, I change Keep it up bro

      to Keep it up Sis, I did not focus hahaha

      Shame on me, I feel embarrassed now ! -.-"

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      JT-I had to click the 'awesome' button here b/c that is what you are! I can't seem to handle '30' these days. You are amazing. I hope you are on your way to good health...ear infections are as bad as a toothache-there is no rest until it is gone. Take care and good luck with your goal-although I see it isn't luck at all, just sheer determination and lots to say, LOL

    • Esam1989 profile image


      8 years ago from United Arab Emirates

      Walters, what I can say to you is one word man! WOW!!

      It is really great how you have the capability of writing this much! (am not envying you or something don’t worry hahaha)

      Seriously, you should start thinking of publishing some real books! It’s a great spirit you got there, I wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see if you will be able to win your challenge or not ;p

      Keep it up bro,



    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Shalini Kagal,

      I wrote that much because I was in pain and couldn't sleep as well as in the middle of litigation. Incredible and painful but I was determined my pan would not go wasted. After all if you are going to be up all night you might as well be productive and so I wrote.

      Thanks for the words of encouragement but I know this will be very challenging for me. And i am prepared not to make it but I am goingto give it a shot. Fortuntley my ear infection has not cleared up and that is why I am up tonight so late. This ear infection sticks around another week and I could finish that goal.

      Thank you for reading, commenting and providing feedback. With great appreciation,


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi BWD316,

      Pain aparently is good motivator for writing. It clears out the writer's block. You are in graduate school full time so it is harder for you to find the time then it is for me a stay at home Mom who is in the middle of litigation But I wish you the best on the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. When I tried that one I thought I would never be able to do it and then I did and now I surpass that pace every month but again I am not in graduate school full time.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback, Thanks also for the vote up and I will try and make the hubs especially interesting since I only have 60 more to go. I did mention I might not make the goal right? But that will only make it more fun to try gain later.

      Thanks agaiin and I will look forward to reading your material as well. That also helps inspire me.

      Thanks again.


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      Brian Dooling 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      Go for it! you can do it! sorry to hear about all your troubles and hope you feel better soon. I just started the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge yesterday so i'll be challenging myself as well! and here i thought 30 hubs would be a challenge and you got 40 in 10 days! great job keep up the good work! I'll look forward to reading some of your hubs! voted up!

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      8 years ago from India

      40 in 10 days is incredible - 60 more should be easy for someone like you. Go for it!


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