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