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Day #15: For Those of You Just Tuning In...

Updated on February 4, 2015
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Hello fellow hubbers! I'm happy to announce that today marks day #15 in my "30 Hubs in 30 Days" Challenge. Ta-da! I'm officially half-way. Yea for me!

In order to properly celebrate this milestone, I thought I'd take a moment to look back at the past two weeks and the hubs that I've published so far:

Day #1-- A New Quest: My Hub a Day Challenge

In my first hub, I introduced my challenge and made it official by declaring my intentions to the cyber world. I also discussed some of my goals and other things that I hoped to accomplish by completing my writing challenge. Basically, this hub was my warm-up prior to starting my climb up the proverbial mountain.

Day #2-- Introducing the "Cat House" Series

On day two, I wrote a hub about one of the topics most dear to me: cats. I confessed to being a certifiable "crazy cat lady" and introduced my readers to my brood of felines. This hub was sure to warm the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

Day #3-- Crater Lake National Park: One of the World's Most Beautiful Places

On the third day of my challenge, I chose to share photographs of one of the most beautiful places that I've ever had the privilege of visiting: Crater Lake National Park in central Oregon. I also provided my audience with a brief history of the park and information on some of its attractions.

Day #4-- Choose Your Own Death: A Writing Challenge

Just to jazz things up and keep them interesting, I offered my readers a challenge of their own. I asked them to write hubs that answer the following questions: If you could choose the circumstances of your own death, how would you want to go? And, would you want to know in advance?

Day #5-- Blast from the Past: Neil Diamond

With four hubs under my belt, I decided to go on a trip down memory lane after buying a CD. My mother used to listen to Neil Diamond when I was a child. I shared my memories of the music and also my new perspective on the songs while listening to them with adult ears.

Day #6-- I Am Woman... Part 1: Projects and Day #7-- I Am Woman... Part 2: Life Lessons

On days six and seven, I published a two part article that would make any feminist proud. I discussed buying my little old house a little over five years ago and the many adventures that I have had trying to repair and maintain it ever since. In the first half, I shared some of my projects, and how I succeeded (by trial and error) in completing them. In the second half, I discussed some of the life lessons that I gained along the way. In the end, I concluded that women are just as capable as men. I am woman, hear me roar!

Day #8-- Cat House: Cats and Potato Chips

After writing a few back-to-back serious pieces, I returned to the lighthearted and entertaining topic of house cats. After sharing the stories of how each of my cats came to live with me, I concluded that cats are like potato chips. You can never have just one!

Day #9-- Product Review: "Eggies"-- as seen on TV!

On day ten of my challenge, I decided to try something new. I wrote a product review of "Eggies." I performed my own at home test of the product while taking photographs of every step of the process. I shared my experience with my audience before giving them a run down of the pros and cons of using the product.

Day #10-- Snow Day!

On the tenth day of my challenge I woke to discover that my entire neighborhood had been buried in snow overnight. (Okay, maybe "buried" is an exaggeration; but, for our area, it was a lot of snow!) I decided to postpone my planned topic and write about my unexpected snow day instead. I also discussed a few of the pieces of literature that the snow brought to mind.

Day #11-- Witches: Prejudice and Misconceptions

After doing some research, I decided to publish a hub about the Salem Witch Trials. The hub discussed the circumstances surrounding the trials, the history of witches, and some of the prejudices and misconceptions about them.

Day #12-- Movie Review: "Soul Surfer"

Once again, I decided to try something new. On day number 12 of my challenge, I wrote my first movie review. I recently watched "Soul Surfer" which is based upon the life of pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton. After providing a brief synopsis and the basic information about the movie, I went on to provide the backstory before highlighting some of the best parts of the film. I concluded that it was a heart-warming movie and well worth watching.

Day #13-- Cat House: The Monster Under the Door

After writing such a serious piece, I returned to writing about the outrageous antics of my brood of felines. In this installment a little lost kitten wandered into my yard. She took up residence in my bathroom while I put up posters in search of her owners. The sounds of her playing behind the closed door were a source of amusement for the rest of my cats.

Day #14-- Needlepoint and Namesakes: Memories of My Great-Grandmother

On day 14, I was inspired to write about a needlepoint that has hung on my living room walls for several years. It was sewn by my great-grandmother, who died when I was a little girl. I also shared the story of how I was given my name, and why it always makes me think of my late great-grandmother.


Closing Thoughts

So, there you have it! Those of you just tuning in are now briefed and ready to embark on the second half of this challenge with me. I look forward to your company and feedback!

Okay, to be completely honest, I'm sort-of cheating today. I've got a cramp in my writing muscles and could use a brief respite. Tomorrow, first thing in the morning, I'll depart on the second half of my journey. Mount 30 Hubs in 30 Days, here I come!


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    • Suzie ONeill profile image

      Suzie ONeill 3 years ago from Lost in La La Land

      Yup, I can proudly say that I completed my 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. I have to admit that by day #20 or so I had to get creative. I was running out of ideas!

      Thanks for the follow. :)

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Well I see this was written two years ago Suzie but I'm just reading it now :) This was a very good report on your progress but please tell me "Did you succeed in writing 30 hubs in 30 days?" I know I couldn't. Anyway, thanks for following me. I had to check out your profile and hubs. Good to know you. p.s. I have four cats.

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      Suzie ONeill 5 years ago from Lost in La La Land

      Thank you! It's nice to meet another cat person! They're a never ending source of inspiration (and entertainment), aren't they? Who needs TV when they've got cats? ;)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Sounds like you have written some interesting hubs. I also have written about Crater Lake...such a gorgeous spot!!! We also have other things we share as subjects for hubs. Wishing you success in your 30 day challenge!