HubPages Challenge: 10 Hubs in 10 Days
October 1st through October 10th, 2012
I have heard the callings of the writing muse and am heeding her call to attempt another HubPages 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 HubPages is that setting a goal to continually write good quality hubs is the best way to be successful here at HubPages. And because I love to set goals for myself, I truly enjoy HubPages Challenges. The very first HubPages challenge I did was approximately nine days after I started here at HubPages. 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 HubPages 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 bandwagon, 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 HubPages 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 until 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 HubPages 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 HubPages. 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