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30-Day Hubpages Challenge Reflections
Day 30 of the 30-Day Challenge on Hubpages
A Review of Where I have been and what is next
When you take the time to reflect back you can learn so much. A great deal has occurred in these 30 days. Besides many news alerts on radiation fallout and the Japan nuclear meltdown; running to the store to purchase kelp and buckwheat noodles to protect my thyroid; sudden Southern Tornados destroyed nearby neighborhoods; a number of people in the community had the loss of loved ones through sickness or age; others are in hospice waiting mode; a few babies born; celebration of Passover, Springtime and Easter; the start of planting gardens; re-evaluation of social networks and reading many other blogs. Who watched today's royal wedding?
This 30-Day Challenge has opened up Hubpages community with more connections and time spent learning a few more features, experts, applications and techniques.
Each time you think back what can you do better, what can your release and let go, what place do you want to enter or devote more energy to improving, we do get to a better place.
The response to questions, answers, comments and building relationships results as another important lesson as time passes.
Along the way, I met Anish92 who posted a Forum topic about What is allowed on Hubpages Each day I check My Hubpages. You can check yours at http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats and my other tutorial on using Hubpages
The Mystery of the Missing Hubpages Solves
Would you like to find out what's happening on Twitter? Many people use the #hubpages on the micro-blogging community and when you use the SEARCH, you just might find a bunch of your friends.
When you start to read the forums, you will inevitably see this abbreviations SERP, which stands for a "search engine results page." This tells the listing of web pages returned by a search engine in response to a keyword query.
The results of this type of keyword search gives a number of items: a list of web pages with titles, a link to the page, and a short description showing where the Keywords have matched content within the page. Learn more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serp and even much more on WiseGeek
Mother's Day Inspiration
When I stopped seeing myself with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself. ~ Nancy Colbert Friday (born August 27, 1933) Author of "My Mother, My Self: The Daughter's Search for Identity" 1977
Questions I Ask Myself
I'm still in a quandary over the deepest question and one I imagine everyone asks themselves, "Why am I doing this?" The biggest answer is "Love." Not a strange answer, because everyone desires to be loved, cared for, supported, and appreciated.
In the past, surfing the net, I've found studies that say all of the Twitter Love and other internet interaction and feedback adds up to a lot of virtual love. But, do you know what? Your brain does not know the difference and the calming hormones activated push away those cortisol stress hormones. Thus, this good thing we call the internet feeds our emotions. The only negative thing about it, if we can't curb our addictions, we lose track of our in-person real lives. So, every so often close the computer. Call that friend and meet-up live. Go to local and regional networking events. I attended the National Center for Homeopathy Annual Conference this month during the 30-Day Blog Challenge.
I kept blogging right through the meeting, getting a little help from my friends about important topics. Working late into the wee hours of the night when slumber should have overtaken.
So busy reading other hubber blogs, especially laughing hysterically from Ewbie's satiric take on Panda-moan-dium effects from Google crawling restructure. Participating in the Forums, we can learn so much from those in the know. Due to all the Panda changes to google search engine and its effects upon the author mill communities, this hot topic needed a lighter touch from the infamous Ewbie, who hit 100% Rating on Hubpages. whoo-hoo!
The ups and downs go in wild swings. My profile rating reached its highest 95% at one point. Some discussions on the Feed revolved about Hubpages Ratings.
Relief Upon Finishing
The great feeling of relief comes with a lovely sigh, when removing the pressure to perform. Even though the pressure will be shifted to another area of work or play, self care and responsibility, hubpages will not feel so obligatory. Instead, I better clean my room! You do know Mother's Day is around the corner on May 8th, 2011.
List of Hubpages 1 - 30
- Aurora Over Norway Popular Time Lapse Video
Day 1 - April Fools Day This first day of the 30-Day Hubpage Challenge begins with a viral video of a natural atmospheric event. The Northern Lights.
- BlogTalkRadio Hosts Vaccination and Your Rights In The United States
Day 2 - Alan Phillips, JD, is our guide through the United States legal system. His years of experience with vaccination law in the United States puts him in a unique position to answer our questions with wisdom.
- Listen To The Wind Meditation Guided Imagery
Day 3 - Listen to a late night meditation inspired by the sounds of the wind moving the leaves on the trees.
- Did You Get Your FaceBook Event Invitation? Change Your Feed
Day 4 - April 4, 2011 Please update your FaceBook Feed so friends can see your update status and you can see theirs, too.
- David Shrigley Artist Photographer Designer Humorist Satirist
Day 5 - Learn all about David Shrigley's artwork for Day 5 of the Hubpages Challenge. Sardonic, sarcastic, ironic, philosophical, funny and more.
- A Photo Journal To Teach Your Children What is Toxic To Animal Friends Your Pets
Day 6 of the Hubpages Challenge A Photo Journal of Foods Toxic To Pets
- Sympathy versus Empathy and You Don't Know Until You Ask
Day 8 - What's the difference between empathy and sympathy? How do we get in touch with self and others to heal?
- Greed Leads To Total Collapse Of Systems
Day 9 ~ Understanding the economic collapse in Iceland. Current events on financial institutions and borrowing money.
- Homeopathy Similar Suffering | Human Harbors the Arachnida Scorpion Energy
Day 10 - Learning about the scorpions sting and behavior. How can they be reflected in the human experience?
- Lunch On The Train
Day 11 - Preparing a quick healthy lunch for the train ride.
- GoPetition for Natural Health by Heidi Stevenson
Day 12 - I'm very proud to be friends with the author of an important international petition for Natural Health Freedom. Health advocate and homeopath, Heidi Stevenson, speaks out about protecting your health freedom rights.
- Sea Life and Wood Products Provide Key To Removing Radioactive Materials From Drinking Water
Day 13 - How will governments cope with Japan's radiation problem? NC State University researchers provide new technology to clean up contamination
- Hubpages Follow Love Tutorial
Day 14 - If you would like to continue to follow the comments of others on a particular hub, just click the "Follow" Button. You may want to follow to find out if the author has responded to your comment. Video tutorial.
- Words That Mean Cry and Homeopathy
Day 15 - How many times can you listen to the song, "Cry Me A River?" This sad and lonely song illustrates the variety in the singers voice, just like a person's individual cry bears their fingerprint.
- Homeopathy Scar Cream Acne Skin Keloid Eruptions by Miranda Castro
Day 16 - Miranda Castro's Scar Cream for keloids, cicatrices, lumps, hard skin tissue, acne, after surgery and more.
- Recipe For Morel Mushroom
Day 17 - A great find in the garden. Morel Mushroom.
- Techno Trance Music Viral Video
Day 19 - Presenting the "Trance" musical form. Call it electronica, techno or synthetic music that puts the listener into a trance hypnotic sleep state.
- Reflections on Hubpages 30-Day Challenge
Day 18 - A round up of the half-way point through the challenge. Just over two weeks of writing for hubpages. Not an easy task.
- A Few Words From Charlie Chaplin
Day 20 ~ A retrospective on Charlie Chaplin. How his words encourage me and help people triumph over hard times.
- Springtime Shiitake Mushroom Recipe
Day 21 - Springtime shiitake mushroom recipe came after the hub on the wild Morel Mushroom find.
- Introducing Lawrence Palevsky Pediatrician
Day 22Dr Lawrence Palevsky, pediatrician, has devoted his life to saving children's lives. This is your opportunity to learn from his experience, knowledge and wisdom about the science of building healthy immune systems. Support his work and new film
- Google Accepts URL Shorteners
Day 23 - Using URL shorteners. Yes. Google will crawl the permanent versions.
- Coffee Can Be Like Wine
Day 24 - Coffee may be a habit on the rise with benefits. Even France finds increase in gourmet roast.
- Vietnam Raises The Bar On Coffee Production
Day 25 - Continuing the coffee them. Coffee production around the world.
- Today's Coffee Talk On Hypertension HBP and Caffeine
Day 26 - What do we know about heart disease and coffee drinking?
- Ethnobotanist In Search Of New Australian Coffee Species
Day 27 - A new species of coffee found in Australian stirs investigation.
- Fair Trade | Like the price of oil the price of coffee also rises
Day 28 - Coffee prices on the rise with people willing to pay gourmet fair trade varieties for sustainable development of the earth.
- The Coffee Culture Club
Day 29 - How many people adore their espresso with foamy white designs gracing the piping hot cup of java?
- 30-Day Hubpages Challenge Reflections
Day 30 - Oooh La La. So happy it is over. Sunday will be day of rest, unless I get an idea. So, just watch out if you get any ideas, because we get addicted to writing on this platform.
Would You Do It Again?
Did you participate in this or any other Hubpages 30 Day Challenge? Would you do it again?
I should probably vote in the poll. Would I do this again? Not in the immediate future. I would have to be in a place where I felt it would greatly benefit me in some way. Physically, the experience was demanding and draining of energy. The challenge to come up with topics only created a bit of procrastination of selecting from so many ideas on a few days.
The final week, the fourth quarter was actually the easiest because I selected the Coffee Theme ahead of time. This gave me a group of subtopics to delve deeply into and learn more about this subject and form my own opinions. I enjoyed bringing all these ideas together under one roof. Although selecting the theme gave me the opportunity to focus and concentrate on this topic, it also took a good deal of research time to pull it all together, dragging out the work time into the wee hours of the night when I should have been sleeping. That's just another big excuse.
Learning How to Open Targeted Links
I noticed that the option to open links in a new window is not enabled anymore. If anyone has the insight as to what happened I would be glad to hear about it. In fact, I will now go write a new hub detailing how to create new link in blank targeted link. But, there must be an easier way.
About the Author
Debby Bruck, CHOM founded Homeopathy World Community social network. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.
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