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30 in 30 -- I did it!!!

Updated on August 10, 2010

Time to Celebrate

Now that I have met my goal, I will kick back and relax for a little bit.
Now that I have met my goal, I will kick back and relax for a little bit.

This is the 30th Hub I've written since July 4

On the Fourth of July weekend I saw something on Hubpages about doing 30 hubs in 30 days. I didn't sign up for anything, mostly because I didn't know how. I had only been a member for a week or two. But it sounded like a good challenge, so I made a decision to try to write the thirty hubs over the next thirty days.

It really was a challenge! Sometimes I would come from work and be tired and sit down to write and nothing would come. My brain was in shut down and would not cooperate. But later I would find myself ready to write. Other times a day or two would pass and suddenly I would realize I hadn't written anything. I had to write two hubs to catch up.

What have I learned from this exercise? I have learned that writing is a discipline. I have written about discipline and passion in one of my hubs. It is one thing to write about this and another to actually live it. There were times when I simply sat at the computer and told myself to keep going until it was done. It was not harsh or horrible or anything like that, but it was a little hard. And that's OK.

I have learned that I can still write. I had given up writing for a long time, pursuing other things, like raising children and I saw my skills as old, worn out, covered with rust. But I was wrong. In writing about what I love the most, God and the Bible, I rediscovered my ability to write and my love for writing as well.

I also learned that I am not going to make any money this way. So I have to turn from writing just what I want to also include what others may want to read. I have to give some thought to what might be more lucrative. While I am taking a break and regrouping, I intend to think on these things. Perhaps that will be my next challenge.

In the meantime, I am celebrating! I did it! When I started, I had no idea I could finish, but I did. I have unofficially joined the ranks of the 30 in 30 club. And it feels really, really, really good to be here.



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      bjspivey-rivers 7 years ago

      Thanks, Eric.

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      Eric 7 years ago

      I knew you could do it. Congratulations

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      bjspivey-rivers 7 years ago

      Thanks, Dave Mathews. I'm not going to say it wasn't was. There were some days I fell behind and had to play catch up. But I am glad I did it and I encourage you to try it.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      30 in 30 is quite a feat. Don't know if I could handle it or not. Congrats!