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Hub Page Challenge: 10 Hubs in 10 Days

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Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She happily lives in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

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October 1st through October 10th, 2012


I have heard the callings of the writing muse and am heeding her call to attempt another Hub Page Challenge. I am planning to go on a nice long vacation this Fall and realize while I am gone I won't have much access to the internet, so I need to write as many hubs as possible before I go. But the first sentence of this hub is also true!

My experience with Hub Pages is that setting a goal to continually write good quality hubs is the best way to be successful here at Hub Pages. And because I love to set goals for myself, I truly enjoy Hub Page Challenges. The very first Hub Page challenge I did was approximately nine days after I started here at Hub Pages. I decided to do a 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, and accomplished my goal...by the skin of my teeth, publishing number 30 at 11:32 p.m. on the very last day. But the important thing is that I did complete it. I won't bore you with any more details about it because I have already written several hubs about the topic. But it was a great jump start to my hub writing career.

In the Spring, I bumped into prospectboy, another Hub Page writer and he had posted about how he was doing 10 hubs in 10 days challenge and asked people to join him. I jumped on the band wagon, but due to some craziness going on in my life at that point in time, I was only able to accomplish 7 in the ten days. Although I was disappointed, it did help to increase my number of hubs in a short period.

At my suggestion, a few people here on Hub Pages joined with me from June 15th through July 15th of this year to attempt another 30 Hubs in 30 Days challenge. I was quite disappointed in myself that I only published 24 hubs in the 30 days. Most of the other hubbers that participated actually made the goal of 30 Hubs in 30 Days. I was glad for them and took some solace in the fact that I did write 24 hubs in a quick period, and would probably not have gotten even half that many done left to my own devices. And also I was happy that with my challenge, I was able to help other hubbers reach their goals. Over the next few days, I continually worked on hubs till I hit the magic number of 30. I think it took me 38 days altogether. Part of my goal was to be able to reach the magic number of 100 hubs by the end of that challenge on July 15th. So, in case you are wondering if setting a goal to write a specific amount of hubs in a concentrated period really works, I am proof that it does. That hub challenge ended for me on July 23rd, which is the day I completed my 30th hub in the challenge, and therefore hit 100 hubs written. Today is September 25th, and this is my 115th hub, which means it took me over two months ( 60 days) to write 15 more hubs without an official challenge. Because I am such a big believer in goal setting, this tactic of Hub Page Challenges works well for me. And even during the challenges where I don't reach the goal, I am contented by the fact that I know I have written more than if I just plodded along, writing when the spirit moves me.

This leads me to my current challenge. In a few weeks, I am going on a long cruise where I won't have much access to the internet because I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for access. If any of you have cruised, you will know I am talking about the exorbitant prices they charge to access the internet. I prefer to use my minutes online from the cruise to stay in touch with my family while I am gone. I have a goal of hitting 150 hubs published by January 12, 2013, which is my one-year anniversary date with Hub Pages. I am at 115 now and need to write 35 more in the next 3.5 months. When I come back from the cruise, I will have lots of pictures of the ship and the places we visited to write at least 10 or 15 hubs. But I want to bump up my number of published hubs now so during the holidays I won't be under as much pressure to write. From October 1st through October 10th, I am challenging myself to write ten hubs or 1 hub per day.

Wish me luck, and if anyone wants to join me, leave a comment expressing your commitment below, AND start compiling your list of hub ideas/pictures, so you'll be ready to go on October 1st!


Copyright by Karen Hellier, 2012

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      ignugent17,

      Just hang in there with hub Pages and once you get the hang of it, you should be able to complete a challenge without too much trouble. Good luck.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      daisydayz,

      Good for you. That's fantastic, and I am sure you can do it. It's a great feeling when you have a hub goal and make it. And it really helps with the traffic. I will go check yours out.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      sarahshuihan,

      You can do it. The key is to not give up and just keep plugging away writing hubs. It also helps to have a goal. I am very close to my 1 year goal which was 150 hubs. I am at 133 and have till 1/12/13 to complete it. I am sure I can make it. I have 22 more hubs ideas, some hubs actually written by need tweaking and photos. For next year, I want a minimum of another 150, which means 2 per week, and then 2 30 Hubs in 30 Days challenges. That will bring me to 148 but I am sure I can come up with an extra 2 to make it to 150. Set goals and go for it. There are lots of people on Hub Pages willing to help. Good luck!

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      Sarah 4 years ago from USA

      Great article, you sound so motivated, it makes me want to do this! I just started writing hubs and I hope to be as good as you are at this!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      Tomorrow is the last day of my 30 in 30 days challenge and I have 2 left to write, but I have already started working on them and preparing stuff so I should be fine to make it. I failed my first attempt when I had only been here a few weeks, but I have been here 7 months now so I was a bit more experienced which I think helped me get them all done. I have a hub on it if you would like to check it out. Hope yours all went well!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Very inspiring and interesting! I do hope I can do it too. one of these days.

      Have a good day! :-)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      To my fellow challenge hubbers:

      This was a great experience and we all completed hubs during the challenge that will help others, and hopefully increase our views and earnings. I especially enjoyed being able to keep in touch with all of you throughout the challenge through this hub. I think we were all enthusiastic cheerleaders for each other. And I didn't detect any competition between us, only encouragement which was great. I think this is a wonderful way to issue a hub challenge, so since I am following all of you, if you ever want to do another one, feel free to write a hub about it, and I'll be there! Thanks for all your support, and congratulations on a job well done.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Thank YOU, prospectboy, for setting a great example. I like your wonderful spirit!

      Have a great weekend!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Great job, prospectboy!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hey everyone. I just published my tenth and final hub. I couldn't finish last night because I was having a problem uploading pictures on here. I got my ten done in 12 days. I guess that isn't too bad, but I still wanted to finish with you all. Now that I'm done, I can finally read some of you all's articles. Thanks to you all UMHiram, Karen, hawaiianodysseus, and chrisinhawaii. Great group of people. :)

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      All of you ROCK and I am happy to have been a part of this great challenge spearheaded by Karen. prospectboy, I am so that glad that you are back up and running ... I totally agree with chrisinhawaii about you finishing 10/10 because the internet glitch was beyond your control.

      I'm glad that I've found some great folks to follow through this challenge and I look forward to reading more of each of your works. Have a great night and here is a BIG hug for each of you.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks a lot hawaiianodysseus . It was nice meeting you through the challenge as well. I really appreciate your kind words, and everyone else's as well. I'm looking forward to reading through everyone's hubs from the past 10 days. Thanks to you as well chrisinhawaii. Gotta love the comrade and support we all have on here. Best wishes to you all :)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Thanks, Chris! Along with Karen, you kept this a most fun and spirited mini-adventure. I'm nominating you for Hub Challenge Cheerleader! : )

      BTW, been so busy with eBay and Hubsville that I seriously haven't had a chance to check in on the UH football team this year. How are they doing?

      Take care, Chris! If you run across any TV or print ads for Akamai Solar Energy, check out the cute one-year-old male model...Keanu is my grandson! Aloha!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Wow! Congrats Karen, hawaiian, and UMHiram! (and prospectboy...in my book - you made it)

      I can't believe how quickly these past 10 days flew by! I managed 7 hubs and was all fired up yesterday morning to bang out the last 3, but yesterday turned out to be a hubby/wifey/shopping/cooking/gardening day, and then my Internet got all kooky and stopped working last night while I was trying to comment and research and stuff.

      So, 7/10 for me...I'm happy. I have 2 hubs in progress, so I'll be finishing those up today.

      Karen, thanks for issuing the challenge! I'm looking forward to the next one! I will join you on your OTHER hub on the 17th! I think I made a lot better progress on this challenge than I did on that other one! LOL but we'll see on the 17th...

      Congratulations once again to all who finished in time and even to those who at least participated and managed to squeeze out some extra hubs these past 10 days. That's the key to making money on HubPages - and the key to becoming a better writer. You just gotta keep writing and keep hitting "publish" as often as possible.

      Aloha everybody!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, prospectboy!

      Nice meeting you through Karen's Hub. I want you to know I really admire you for sticking to your personal commitment. As far as I'm concerned, you finished the challenge--the Internet glitch was something beyond your control. I'm really proud of you and of everyone else as well as myself for hopping on board and gettin' it done!

      Congratulations to you for maintaining great communication through it all!

      Aloha!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the words everyone. I'm back up and running now. Going to try to have all three finished up by midnight tonight. That would mean 10 in 11 days. Not too bad. Congrats to you all who finished. I really wanted to finish up when you all did.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      Whoo hoo! I knew you could do it. Great job! Now you can relax for a bit and go back to your regular writing pace and Ebay! But I am proud of you and congratulate you on a job well done! Now I'm off to read your hubs.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      11:54 PM Just submitted my tenth Hub. I made like Ichiro Suzuki and adeptly evaded the tag, not once but twice, as I slid into home plate.

      Challenge met, but at what cost? Anyone see my mind? If you do, please be gentle...

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Karen and friends,

      At 10:05 PDT, I have finished my 3rd Hub today, so now I have 9 completed. Can I finish a 4th Hub for the day? Here goes my best effort!

      But first, I'll release the three...

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Whoo hoo...just added 1 more at 11:57 p.m. on October 10th...my 12th hub in 10 days. Okay, I think I can relax now. But I am too hyped up to go to bed. What an accomplishment...12 hubs. Okay, maybe I will do some hub hopping now since I am wide awake and happy!!! Can't wait to hear from the rest of the challengers!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      prospectboy,

      Well, that just stinks. BUT I think you should be very proud of yourself for what you have accomplished already, and we all look forward to reading your hubs as soon as your modem is fixed. Since this had nothing to do with you, please don't feel as though you didn't complete the challenge...you know what they say about the best laid plans! Excellent work up till the glitch!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      UMHiram,

      Congratulations...now don't you feel great that you finished in time? You have written another 10 hubs in a short amount of time and that will boost your views, and hopefully your followers? And also hopefully your earnings! Great job. I am proud of you

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Hey Team Challenge Hubbers, I have crossed the finish line, just published 10/10 ... (jumping for joy). Karen, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this challenge and I hope to participate in another with you in the near future.

      Awwh prospectboy, I hate that happened to you and I hope that we can be in another challenge together soon.

      Have a great night all ... Hugs!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hey there team. I'm disappointed to inform you all that I won't be able to finish the challenge. I contacted my Internet provider earlier, and it turns out that my modem has malfunctioned. That's why my connection had been going out sporadically. They're sending me another one in a few days. I'm at a relatives house now using their Internet to send this now. I have the three hubs I need to finish saved on my desktop, but I need to have an Internet connection to finish them up. Congrats to you all who finished though. This really happened at a bad time :(

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Go Chrisinhawaii! You can do it. I just published # 11...I was shocked to finally get up the energy to go back and rewrite the one I had almost done and lost, and miracle of miracles...there it was. I added a few more sentences, a couple of pictures and voila...number 11! Whoo hoo! This is fun. I am up to a total of 127 now, and want to hit 150 by January 12th, 2013. Can I do it? Oh yeah...and thanks for the motivation to keep going my fellow challenge participants!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Seven!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Here's how I link my hubs:

      Before you publish, add a link capsule (top right corner of your screen when you're in "edit" or "create a hub" mode). You can add text capsules, photo capsules, polls, etc. So add a link capsule. Then copy and paste the URL to each hub you want to link to. If you're gonna link to another hubber's hub, be sure to add your referral tracker so you can pull in some more income.

      That's the easy method. I also like anchored links - or hyperlinks - but that's a lesson for another day! Start with the link capsule!

      https://hubpages.com/community/Learning-Center-lin...

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      UMHiram,

      Good for you. I knew you could do it. This has been so much fun doing this together. I feel like we are the 10 Hubs in 10 Days team, and we are all cheering each other on. Glad to be part of your team guys.

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      9/10 published and one more to go ... trying to decide if I want to do another poem or try and finish this one informative Hub that I would like to get published. Everything will depend on my workload tomorrow and what time I get home :o) Heading to bed but I am determined to get #10 in before the deadline. prospectboy I sending some computer love your way and hope that your internet gets some "act right" quickly. Goodnight all and I will check in tomorrow.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Awww, that's so funny UMHiram. I probably shouldn't admit this but when I did the second 30 in 30 challenge I only did 25 in 30 days. Still, that's more than I would have done without the challenge. I find when I am doing a challenge, I am so much more productive with my hubs. You're so close now though that you can definitely do it. Let's all check in tomorrow night...

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      prospectboy,

      Oh that's terrible news about your internet. I am so sorry and I hope it clears up quickly so you can finish up your 10. You still have till midnight tomorrow ( oops, it's after midnight here so I guess that means you have till midnight tonight!) which is almost 24 hours. You can write them in word and cut and paste them into Hub Pages so you'll be ready when the internet issues get fixed. Yes, I guess it feels like cheating a bit to me because I always have written long hubs of at least 400 - 1,000 words. Keep on pluggin...you're almost there!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Way to go Karen. I don't view what you done as cheating. It's all your work anyway. I'm having problems now. My internet connection keeps sporadically going out, and it's making me hard to publish. Ugh. At any rate, I still have three to go.

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Okay, eight down and two to go ... whew! I am going to try and finish #9 tonight and get it posted as well. You guys are doing awesome and I am glad that I am able to be a part of this challenge. Karen, I want to be like you when I grow up ;o) Way to go on getting 'er done 10/10.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      I don't think I am as busy as you are tonight...I already reached my 10 hubs...LOL...sorry. Don't mean to rub it in. Keep going. Anyway, I'm glad to help. Do you have a recipe for something uniquely Hawaiian that you could make up and take a picture of? ??? That would be a great hub. I am hoping to complete one more tonight, and one more tomorrow night. Have fun hubbing...you're almost there.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Karen, okay, I think I understand now. What I had been neglecting to do was to repeat the process from the "other" or second Hub.

      As busy as you are, I really appreciate your taking time to help me out with this.

      Have a good evening!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiinodysseus,

      No, this wasn't one of the ones I was letting seed. This was one I was just working on, didn't minimize or save, but just hopped onto another website to find a matching picture and it disappeared on me because I hadn't saved it. My fault totally.

      As far as the linking, please correct me if I am wrong chrisinhawaii, but once you are done writing a hub and publishing it, you click on the edit ;ink and you will see the gray box in the right hand corner pop up. Under the photo link, you will see something that says link. Click on that, and then go to the bottom of your hub. You will see an added area ( similar to where you are supposed to add pictures when you are adding more than one) and it says link. You can add a link to another hub there, then go to that other article, and add the link to the new hub on that one too. If that doesn't make sense, chrisinhawaii better take over with the explanation!!!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Oh, Karen, I'm so sorry that happened to you. Maybe I better not fool around with the "seeding" bit and just let my finished stuff go before I lose them, too. Writing across the board exercises some brain muscles I haven't used for a while, but I just know I'll have brain strain for days to come. Good thing this ends tomorrow at midnight (which will be 9 PM your time).

      Go, Orioles!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Ugh...I am so frustrated...I started one and put an hour into it. It will link to one of my other recent hubs. When I went to find a picture to add to it, I forgot to save it and everything I wrote disappeared. Arghhh...I guess I will go back and write it again now. So close, ya know??? you keep on hubbin too...hope you are almost to the finish line with your 10?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Chris or Karen, what Chris recently wrote about linking two hubs together...just how do you do that? You may have seen my attempts, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it correctly.

      Okay, I have 6 completed...the 6th to be "paroled" ha-ha later tonight or early tomorrow...I'm doing the Karen strategy of letting the Hubs rise like leaven. 4 others are seeding, one of which may have to wait for another time, which means I'll have to create something tomorrow. But great procrastinator that I am, I honestly see light at the end of the tunnel. Great work, everyone, and thanks again to Karen for posing the challenge!

      Aloha!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      They all count, Karen! At least, as far as I'm concerned... But yeah, do a couple more! Maybe try to do one that is closely related to one or two other hubs of yours and you can link them all together. I bet some of the traffic that comes to the new one will also trickle down to the other hubs you link to at the bottom.

      Keep hubbin!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Wow, you published 2 in an hour and a half...impressive. Guess what...I'm done...whoo hoo! I just published my 10th hub in 9 days!!! It is such a huge relief to have done that. But I must confess, a few were poems that I unearthed in a box I found in my attic this weekend. I did tweak them before publishing. I know poems are acceptable as hubs, but before this, I had never published poems as hubs before...just long hubs that required a LOT of time and words. It almost feels like I have cheated, but I want to still keep publishing till tomorrow night at midnight to see how many more I can get done. How's everyone else doping with one day left?

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Six!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      5 !!! I'm RIGHT on schedule hahaha!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      If any of you are having trouble finishing the 10, if you have a good recipe you can make quickly ( before tomorrow night) and write it up and snap a picture of it, that will count and recipes are quite popular among the Hub Page crowd. Also, poems will work...got any in your attic you can dig out? I have found a few and that's helping me reach my goal this time.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      prospectboy,

      Good for you. We are almost there and sounds like we are all plugging along and are going to make it. This was a bit easier than the 30 hubs in 30 days, although the end result won't get us as far. But at least we will have made progress with our hub numbers and hopefully written some thought provoking and amazing hubs!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Great job family. I'm at 6 published now. Got 2 that are almost done, so I need to write two more. Keep at it guys. Great work!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Great work UMHiram! I know you can do it. We are almost there...apparently right in front of the proverbial tortoise...LOL!

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Okay, I have 7 published Hubs as of right now ... 3 more to go and 2 days to get it done. Pray for me :o) Great work to you all that have been getting the Hubs done for this 10/10 challenge.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      And I am the proverbial tortoise...lovin' it 'cause I get to see everyone's backsides on the way to the finish line. LOL!

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Thanks, I appreciate that tip Karen!!!!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      I'm up to 7 published now...3 more to go and 3 days to do it in...yay! I am going to make it.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      nina64,

      We usually give notice of at least 1 week before we start a challenge. That would give you time to come up with some ideas. I understand why you would want good quality hubs, but doing a challenge like this beefs up your traffic and brings more followers as you increase your hub numbers.

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      I have to admit that I'm not that good at coming up with ideas on a short notice. I did have a couple of topics for some hubs, but I'm unsure if they would be good enough. I'm trying to write good, quality hubs.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thank you nina64. Maybe next time we do one of these challenges you will join us?

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      Hello Karen Hellier, It's great to know that you can push yourself to accomplish any goal that you set for yourself. I wish you much success in your hubwriting journey!!!! Voted up.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yes we are and I have just published number 6! I am on a roll. Hopefully you had a productive weekend?

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Great job both Karen and UMHiram. We're coming down the home stretch :)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      UMHiram,

      We are running neck and neck. We can finish this within the allotted time...I just know we can do it!

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Okay, I've got 5 out of 10 published ... 1/2 way there with just a few days left to go. Happy Hubbing everyone :o)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Five down and five more to go and four days in which to do it. Can I do it? Oh yeah!!!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      Whatever system works best for you to complete the challenge! Have fun. We are more than halfway there!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Working on it, Chris and Karen! Thanks for the helpful nudge! Instead of working on one Hub until I finish it, I'm like doing the Hub-Channel Surfing thing...ha-ha!

      Good luck, everyone!

      (Especially me...)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, yes, yes, busy, busy, busy working on those hubs. You can relax NEXT weekend prospectboy!!! And maybe be a bit richer because of all the work you put into your hubs this weekend!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Go for it UMHiram...you c an do it!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      I would love to see a hub like that too...how about it Hawaiinodysseus?

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Go Chris...what are you up to now?

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      We are probably all far behind hawaiinodysseus, but that's part of the fun of the challenge! This week I substituted as an aide in a kindergarten classroom and the teacher would asked students one at a time to find a word posted around the room. While the student was looking for the word, the teacher led the rest of the students in an encouraging cheer...he would say, "Can he do it" and the students would say, "oh yeah", so I say to all of you in this challenge, 'Can we do it??? ...Oh YEAH"

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Well, I've published one so far...yippee!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      So, is it cheating to have found a box of poems today that I wrote 20 years ago and use those as hubs??? Hee hee hee...I think I may pick a few to use. I have only published one poem on hub pages so far. I do believe it's time for a few more!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much UMHiram. Keep it up. Normally the weekends is relaxing, but this one. Gonna be working on hubs throughout the weekend. Continued luck and success to you all :)

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Okay, so I got two done and published :o) I am currently working a few Hubs and hope to have them published between today and tomorrow. chrisinhawaii and prospectboy, great job you two ... now I off to catch up.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      @chrisinhawaii

      I'll do my best, bruddah! Thanks for the helpful starter fluid! Aloha and mahalo!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      @ hawaiianodysseus As someone who has never used eBay, I would love to know something. Could you suggest for me...

      10 Great Items For First-Time eBay Users To Try To Sell

      ...and could you put those suggestions in a hub for me?

      ...and could you do it by the 10th? I'm kind of impatient...

      =)

      And could you also write me a little hub describing how keeping up with a HubPages Challenge is like body-surfing at Waimea in December?

      Big Mahalos!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Four!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Yeeeeehaaaaah!

      I am so far behind it's pitiful!

      Talk about pressure!

      Like going body surfing, getting smacked silly by a huge wave, and then taken under in Mother Nature's agitating, sand-ridden, and oh-so-powerful washing machine!

      Friends, if you don't hear from me come 11:59 PM Pacific Time on October 10th, tell the boys in the helicopter to look for the flashing eBay night light. Then drop a line with some fish and poi, and I'll be right up!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      hey Karen! Nevermind my hubs...go write your own =) My hubs will still be there after you hit "publish".

      Now GO. WRITE. we talkie later...

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      prospectboy,

      Good for you. You are on your way to that 10 in 10!!! Yay! I love a good challenge and I thank you for joining me in this one. I hope you are going to take part in the new Hub Pages contest in November as well.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      I've finished three, and have two that are almost done. Just need a bit of editing etc. Hope everyone else is doing well so far.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Okay, I am on my way to read it now! Can't wait!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Wow ChrisinHawaii, good for you. I am behind in the publishing part, but have been working on hubs and have a bunch in the works I need to finish. My goal is still the 10 in 10 days...even if I end up publishing all 10 on the last day! Hah...not a good strategy I know. But it would still count! I will go read your hubs asap.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Karen, as promised, the Hub paying tribute to five outstanding writers was done last night, only my second Hub of the challenge. I have to kick it into a higher gear. Thanks again for the challenge.

      When you come up for air, young lady, be sure to read the source of why your ears were burning recently. LOL!

      Aloha!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Okay...that's 3 so far...

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      I published one last night and have a couple more in the works today. Hopefully I'll get them both published tonight!

      Good luck everybody!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      UMHiram,

      Congratulations on your newest hub. 1 down, 9 to go!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Prospectboy,

      Good for you. I am behind by one day but have 13 ideas for 10 hubs so should be fine. As long as I get 10 published in 10 days!

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Gone ... I did manage to finish and post a food recipe Hub a few minutes ago. I have a crazy schedule this week but I am determined to make the quota and cross the finish line with you ladies & gents :o) Way to go prospectboy!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      I already got one done today. Let the challenge begin :)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Okay fellow Hub Challengers...today is the first day of our 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenge...ready, set, GO!!!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks teaches12345, will you be joining us in this endeavor?

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I wish you the best, Karen. I am can understand the pressure, but it is well worth the time and effort. Hang in there!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      UMHiram,

      Thanks for sharing and welcome to the 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenge. October 1st is Monday, so I recommend you start now to write down some hub ideas and go out and take some pictures to go with your hubs. Or look at the pictures you already have and see what type of topics you can come up with based on those pictures. Good luck!

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      nanderson500,

      Thanks for commenting and sharing. It's not as good in the results area as the 30 in 30, but seems easier done and a smaller bite to take on.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      prospectboy,

      So glad to have you join in. And thanks for sharing. maybe we can get some of the last group to join us? October 1st is Monday...it's creeping up on us.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      janesix,

      Is it a 100 hubs in 30 days? Has anyone ever done 100 hubs in 100 days? That sounds like it might be fun...and would keep the motivation going! Good luck to you in your challenge janesix.

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      Unique Hiram 5 years ago from Midwest

      Karen, I am going to challenge myself to be a part of your challenge. I think this is a great benchmark to strive for so I'm going to give it my best shot. I will share this Hub and hopefully that will assist in getting more folks to join the challenge.

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      shiningirisheyes,

      Aw, thanks so much on the missing me part of your comment. When I come back I will have many great pictures for hubs, and will hopefully even beat my goal of 150 hubs on my 1 year anniversary in January. Hubby and I are in severe need of this vacation though and we can't wait.

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      nanderson500 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      10 hubs in ten days is a nice benchmark. Good luck! Voted up and shared.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Nice writing as always Karen. Definitely enjoyed reading this. You already know that I'm in for the challenge. I shared your hub, and I'm going to ask a few others if you want to join. Lets make it happen!

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      janesix 5 years ago

      Good luck:) I'm doing my own hundred hub challenge right now.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I successfully completed the 30/30 challenge and have to say you will be missed while you are gone. I do hope you enjoy your trip.