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Join Me in Four Hub Challenges in 2013

Updated on May 22, 2017
Writing away on a hub last year!
Writing away on a hub last year! | Source

My Goal: 200 Hubs in 2013


It has been said that the best way to achieve your goals is to write them down. I am a huge goal setter. Anyone that knows me knows that I always am dreaming up new ideas to achieve important things in my life. And anyone that knows me well knows that I write these goals down. By just keeping goals in your head, there is no written record of them anywhere. By writing goals down, there is a visual reminder of those goals to look at each day. This urges the goal setter to accomplish them and serves as a daily reminder of what those goals are. From my experience, the third step of actually achieving goals is to tell someone else about them. This holds the goal setter accountable for reaching their goals. The embarrassment of not reaching your goals and to have other people know that you didn't reach them is often enough to prod most people onto goal achieving glory.

To that end, I am setting my Hub Page goals now for the rest of the year. And I would love to have you join me. In my first year of Hub Pages, I wrote and published 150 hubs. My one year anniversary with Hub Pages was January 12th, 2013. The only way I was able to accomplish that was to set numerous hub challenges for myself. It was quite successful, and so not only am I going to do it again, but I am going to up the ante and do it one extra time. My goal this year is 200 hubs. To achieve that, I am planning on doing the four Hub Page Challenges throughout the year, plus three hubs each week that I am not doing a challenge. Two of them will be 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenges, and two will be 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenges. When I first started with Hub Pages, I did a 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, and it boosted my number of hubs very quickly. I saw a lot of traffic to my hubs in a short time, and from then on I was hooked on the challenges. Even if someone is not just starting out, publishing one hub every day for a specific amount of time gets a lot of activity going on a Hub Page account, plus gets more of your material out there for Google to find in a concentrated amount of time. And you don't actually have to publish one each day...as long as you end up with 30 at the end of 30 days. Sometimes I have worked on three hubs over a period of 3 days and then published them all in the next two days. And some days I write two hubs during the same day and publish them both that day. You just need to keep track of how many you need to end up with and make sure you have that many new hubs published on the last day of each challenge.

Please feel free to join me, and we can add comments to this hub as we go through this "challenging" process. Yes, a pun was intended there!

1) 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenge: February 10th through February 19th, 2013

Although it might make more sense to start all of these challenges on the first of a month, I want to give everyone enough time to plan ahead. One of the things I found helpful in the past with these challenges was to write a title for a new hub, and let it marinate for awhile without publishing it. It gave me time to work on the hub, all the while, moving up regarding score so that instead of publishing a hub at a score of 50, my hubs would sometimes start out being published at a score in the seventies which gave it much more credibility. If you start doing this now, then by the time February 10th comes along, your hub may start out being published at a very good score. Good hubs for this time of year are anything about Valentine's Day and Easter, Passover, and Spring.

2) 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge: June 1st through June 30th, 2013

The 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge is quite a bit harder than the 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenge. It is harder to come up with 30 topics to write about. But having this much time you can jot things down over the next few months, and be ready to go when June 1st hits. One of the best things about doing the Hub Challenges is that your personal hubber score will usually go up since you are on Hub Pages so frequently. It also drives more traffic to your hubs. Don't forget to add links from the new hubs you write to the older ones so that everyone can see other hubs that are related to your newer writings. Great topics for hubs in June are anything about summer, beaches, things to do with kids, travel reviews and great vacation spots.

3) 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge: August 1st through August 30th, 2013

You may think that this challenge comes right on the heels of the other challenge, and I'm sorry in advance for that. Being a substitute teacher, I will have the summer off, so I need to take advantage of that time. If you don't want to join me in both, you can join me in one or the other. And besides, we do have the whole month of July off...sort of a "Summer vacation!" Great hub topics for this challenge are anything having to do with Fall, including back to school and Halloween.

4) 10 Hubs in 10 Days Challenge: October 1st through October 10th

Here's the last one. This would be a great time to publish Thanksgiving and Christmas hubs because it gives them time to marinate a bit on Google and will be easier to be found by searchers once we actually get to those holidays. Recipes for the holidays are always a big hit, as are suggestions for Christmas gifts or ways to celebrate the holidays.

I hope you will join me in at least some of these hub challenges. It will boost your number of hubs quickly and is really an accomplishment once you are done. And if you only publish 28 hubs instead of 30...you will still have 25 hubs more than if you didn't do the challenge and were just plodding along in Hubville writing when you felt like it.

So come on fellow hubbers...who's with me in at least one of these challenges??? You don't have to make any commitments now. Just think about it, but leave a comment if you think you may want to join in. I will write a comment on here at the start of each challenge, so we all know the starting dates. Make your voice known to the rest of the world!

You don't have to just write hubs from home. Here's the hotel lobby where I wrote hubs from on a recent trip to Amsterdam when my husband was teaching a class.
You don't have to just write hubs from home. Here's the hotel lobby where I wrote hubs from on a recent trip to Amsterdam when my husband was teaching a class. | Source

This book is a classic to help those wanting to write more hubs well...

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    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      I voted for the two ten day challenges. I would like to try the 30 day one, but I'm so iffy about it right now, cause I want to make sure I can do it once I commit.

      Best to you in these goals. I'm looking forward to reading your hubs.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Setting goals is a great way to start of a new year. I have been overcome by events since November! If I don't get back to my routine for writing, before I know it it will be 2014 ! Thanks for the challenges.

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      ExpectGreatThings 4 years ago from Illinois

      You have successfully inspired me. Thank you!! I am slow at this and don't have a lot of extra time, but I would like to try the 10 day challenges.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Well-written inspirational rally hub, Karen! Count me in on all four challenges! 2013 Marathon Hubbing, here we come!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I am going for three because I will be out of t own in February and I may not be able to connect online....and publish...I could make this up at a later date...I also love challenges..

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      ezzly 4 years ago

      great idea ! I thought the hotel lobby was your house , looks like a beautiful hotel !!

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      stephanieb27 4 years ago from United States

      I am in for the 10 day challenges!! :)

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      That last 10 in 10 we did was fun, so you know I'm in for the next one (and the other 3).

      Aloha =)

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      twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      This is just what I needed! I've really been thinking about how I need to step up my game and see if I can really "make it " on Hub Pages. I am in for all except the June challenge because that is my busiest time at work. Going to start brainstorming ideas now! Thanks for the motivation!!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      twoseven

      You are most welcome for the motivation. I think we all need to be motivated from time to time. I know that these challenges have helped me so I am offering it to others as well. It will be fun to work on these challenges together.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Excellent news that you will be joining with us again. Haven't heard from you in awhile so I will be happy to read more of your entertaining hubs during these challenges!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      stephanieb27,

      Great, happy to have you join in.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      ezzly,

      Hmmm, now what a house that would be huh? It was quite a beautiful lobby and inspired me to write a hub about the hotel as a review.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      carol7777,

      Oh good, I am glad you will be joining us. I understand about not being able to connect online. When we went on the cruise in October, I didn't go online except to check email once in awhile as the minutes were so expensive. But I still wrote hubs and published them when I got back. It felt great to have them all lined up to publish.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      Thanks my friend. So glad you'll be joining us. By the end of the year the challenges will really help boost your hub count. I would like to recommend that you write some hubs about Hawaii since you have so much knowledge on the subject and those types of hubs may be picked up by Google for tourists who are looking for information.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      ExpectGreatThings,

      Oh, I do so love to inspire people. Glad it worked to inspire you. And happy to have you join in on any of the challenges that work best for you.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Kathleen Cochran,

      I hope that means you will be joining us in at least some of the challenges?

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Well, my suggestion would be to try the 10 day challenge in February, then if that goes well, the 30 day challenge in August, which will give you plenty of time in between to gear up for a second one. Or just do the 2 ten day challenges because that is less stressful and will give you plenty of time in between.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Karen, all is I can is whoa! I love setting goals and am a big believer in them. Your hub page challenge is quite inspiring, I must say. I'm not sure I am able to join the challenge at this time, but I wanted to thank you, nonetheless, for such an awesome challenge that I will one day do.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Careermommy,

      Do you mean you can't do the one in February? There are 3 more coming up. Feel free to join in when we do the one in June, or August, or October. No pressure here though. If we get to the start date of a Hub Challenge, and you see the comment from me that we are starting one soon, feel free to join in with us at that time.Even if you just want to do one of the 4, that's fine with me. Any of them will boost your number of hubs and then hopefully your Hub Page earnings.

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      I wish you luck in your challenges. I love the way you laid this out and suggested ideas for each season. I am unsure if my current circumstances will allow me to join you, but if I can get my head above the chaos, I just might join you in one. Voted up.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      donnah75,

      Feel free to join in if you can during any of the challenges. Thanks for your comments on the way the hub is laid out. Just trying to help my fellow hubbers out. Glad to hear from you.

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      Cuttler 4 years ago from HubPages

      I would love to join you in you quest. but honestly speaking, balancing hub pages with work allows me to write a meager 2 hubs a month. However, reading this hub I think I should challenge myself more.

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      Kay Comer 4 years ago from Metropolis, Illinois

      Karen...I'm so new to hub pages, I'm almost hesitant to try a challenge this soon but I'm going to do it anyway. I've only been here a very few weeks, but I'm going to take the 10 day February challenge and hope for the best. If I can pull that off I'll sign up for the next one...LOVED your hub today...thanks! thekatydid

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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      Just re-reading this hub and thinking about ideas for next week's challenge, and I thought that's a really good tip about letting new hub ideas "marinate" to bring up the hub score before hitting publish. I remember you mentioning this idea before, but I just kept forgetting to actually DO it LOL

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Carnoobz,

      Well, just put a few Hub titles in the hopper now and see what happens! I challenge you to do it now...right now, today, on your mark, get set, GO! :0) Let me know what happens!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      thekatydid,

      We are glad to have you join us. And by the way, don't sweat it too much. What's the worst that can happen? You may only write 5 hubs in 10 days instead of 10? It's 5 more than you would have had if you didn't do the challenge. Welcome to the challenge!

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      CarNoobz 4 years ago from USA

      Can't I just do it later? =)

      Oh ALRIGHT FINE!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Well, you can always wait till one of the summer ones and start dreaming up Hub ideas now. Or see how this one goes and join us in October for the 10 in 10 challenge.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Everyone!

      Today's the day we start the 10 hubs in 10 days challenge. Leave a comment if you are joining in, and good luck. Ready, set, GO!!!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Just published my first one.

      I put your link on it. Hope that was o.k.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs, sure that's fine. Apparently it's just you and I doing this...so far anyway. No one else has posted that they are joining us! Thanks for letting me know.

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      I just did my 1st one =)

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Yay, good job Chris! I was stuck in a blizzard with no internet for the first day, and just got internet on a trip I'm on so I will be writing/publishing furiously over the next few days. So far, all I know that are joining in are you and I, wetnosedogs, and maybe Hawaiianodysseus??? Is anyone else joining us in this challenge of writing 10 hubs in 10 days...Feb. 10th - February 19th?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Karen, so sorry. I forgot that I needed to also confirm here at this hub whenever I publish. Okay, I now have finished two hubs. And, following wetnosedogs, I am linking back to this one from each of the hubs I publish. I think--at least, I hope--that it mutually benefits everyone to some degree. Thanks for the kind reminder! (I know, I'm two days behind...but as you may know, and chrisinhawaii can vouch for this, that's the Hawaiian style! Procrastinate all the way to the gate...and then some!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Glad to know you are officially joining us Hawaiian Odysseus. So far, it's just you and me and Chris and wetnosedogs. Is anyone else joining our challenge this time?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Karen! It's day 6, and true to my Hawaiian self, I've just completed half as many hubs...Hub #3 is now officially over, and I only have 7 left to do in the next four days. Yeeeehaaaaah! What, me worry? LOL!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      Well, due to a blizzard, traveling and trouble with the internet, and the flu, I have only published 4 and there are 2 days left, today and tomorrow!!! Yikes! I'm still trying though. I have 3 started so at least I am on my way. How is everyone else doing?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      My fourth was published last night. That only leaves 3 per day for today and tomorrow. : )

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      So sorry to hear you were sick!

      I got tonite and tomorrow to do. It has surely been a challenge, but I enjoyed it.

      Hope you feel much better.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Today is our last day of the 10 day challenge. I am still sick, but seems the only thing I have energy for is writing hubs, so that has been good. My brain has not been affected by the flu, just my body. Fortunately it doesn't take a lot of physical energy to sit in a chair and type...only mental energy and I have plenty of that. I have 2 more to go by tonight. Will you make your 10? I know Hawaiian Odysseus is trying for it. I haven't seen much action from Chris in Hawaii. Have you seen any new hubs from him?

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Or maybe 6 on the very last day??? How ya doin???

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hub #5 submitted..."Two Boys on a Curb."

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      I will get my last hub done in a few hours. Just got home from day job.

      Hawaii is doing his best to get caught up. Hawaii is not one to give up!

      I really haven't seen anything from Chris in Hawaii, not in my notifications or email. Maybe he is down with the flu too! I will have to check his hubpage later.

      Hopefully, your body will feel better soon. I don't have too much mental energy when I'm sick. That's when I will lay around and read. We are all so different.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      I usually don't either. When I am sick I usually don't even want to read. This time was different. I guess it's because I was on my mission to complete this challenge. I still have one left to do also. I will do it before I go to bed for the night. Good for you...we are almost at the finish line. Yeah, I don't know what happened to Chris in Hawaii.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Whoo hoo...5 left. Can he do it??? Come on HO, don't let us down!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      just published my 10th!

      Hawaii can do it and so can you. I have total faith.

      Hope that flu flies the coop soon.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      I did it, I did it!!! I just published my 10th hub in 10 days along with wetnosedogs. Congratulations my friend. I am proud of us both! Come on Hawaiian Odysseus, you can join us in the ranks victory. We know you can do it...we believe in you!!!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      Congratulations!

      Think we need to give Hawaii a few more hours. Although he lives in the West, maybe he is still living in Hawaii time and isn't Hawaii hours and hours and more hours ahead of us? I know he can do it, but we can have fun thinking up excuses for him too. LOL

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Oh that's too fun...good thinking. Hawaii is 6 hours behind us in Eastern Standard time...that would give him till 6 a.m. right? HO, hope you are reading this and will soon report that you forgot to tell us you are currently vacationing on the isle of Maui right now so reserve your right to publish on Hawaiian time!!!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I crawled to the finish line with ONE SECOND to spare. And I didn't even have to use Hawaii time. : ) However, I have to add some embellishments to the thrift store haul hub in the form of updates.

      YAY! WE DID IT!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      hawaaiiandysseus,

      Oh I am SOOOOO proud of you. Wetnosedogs and I knew you could do it. Congratulations. You have accomplished what you set out to do. And hopefully you will be able to bask in that accomplishment for a bit, and maybe even see some monetary rewards from your hard work soon. Good job. Now, are you ready for the next challenge in June? Ha ha ha...I am not. I need to rest my weary brain a bit, but I am going to keep an ongoing list of hub ideas so when the time comes, I will be ready.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Karen, and Good Morning to you!

      Ah, such relief! I am a few minutes away from going on a well-deserved walk to help clear away the cobwebs.

      This was a great exercise in determination, perseverance, and pushing oneself to and beyond self-imposed limits. I really learned a lot about myself and gained confidence in certain areas of my writing.

      If there's any anxiety, it's a healthy sort...I have to pamper one of my hubs a bit, only because of its real-time nature...but that's a task so minimal compared to racing against the clock.

      Thank you so very much for sponsoring this challenge. Now I can respond to the various comments I've received. When I am able to finally have some spare time, I will also go back and finish reading up and commenting on the hubs that you and WND diligently wrote.

      So, no more challenges until June? Good, because I have a mission, and that's to find this certain alter ego...I certainly haven't forgotten about that.

      Aloha, Karen! Have a nice one!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hawaiian Odysseuss,

      No more challenges from me, but someone else might want to sponsor one. I am all challenged out until June when I will be off for the Summer from subbing. You are welcome for sponsoring the challenge. The 30 hubs in 30 days is a much tougher challenge, but I do believe we will be up for it. And I have seen an increase in traffic and money when I just went and tracked it from before and during the challenge. Howe about you? Have you or wetnosedogs seen an increase monetarily?

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      My monetary thing is slight, though I haven't checked amazon or ebay yet. And my hubs are pretty simple, so it's slow growing.

      I am leary of doing the 30, but already have one idea for the next 10.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Keep jotting those ideas down. I made a list one day of 80 ideas in a 20 minute period!!

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Catching up on my big 10 in 10 FAIL lol

      That's 5 so far...

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi chrisinhawaii!

      Hey, better late than never is one of my favorite sayings!!! Good for you. We missed commiserating with you during that week though. Let us know when you have reached the goal!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That sounds exciting! I want to join in your October's 10 in 10 day challenge. It is a while away, but I think it is something I could commit to. I'm not short on ideas, only time!

      Good luck, Karen... and everyone else who has joined in for the other challenges!

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn,

      Great...keep abreast of the updates on this hub and you will see when we start.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Just a reminder to anyone who is interested, my 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge is coming up and will begin on the first of June, through the 30th of June. Please feel free to join me in this challenge to boost your number of hubs. If you don't make it all the way to 30 hubs, you will at least increase the amount of hubs you currently have published. If you are interested in participating, start brainstorming hub titles now so you'll be ready for June. Got a recipe that everyone loves? That's a hub. Have you seen a movie recently that you could review? That's a hub. Have an experience or can you think of some sage advice you want to share with HubPage readers? There's another hub. Please let me know by commenting below if you are going to participate...

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      I am going to participate. Karen, how do you want to gauge our progress? Do we write a generic, "Okay, Karen, I've just published my fifth hub," or do we provide you with the specific title in the comments section? Your response and/or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

      Joe

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hawaiianodysseus,

      Hmm, I think just telling me that you have finished your 5th hub is good. I know we aren't supposed to publish links in the comment section of hubs and I don't know about titles either. Maybe we could also write the subject it was about if we think it's of interest to the general HubPages public? Definitely give a numbers update each week though. That would be great.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      I will commit myself to the 30 day challenge.Did this coward just say that? Yes, I did. LOL. I better get busy. Thanks for reminding us.

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Oh, yay wetnosedogs, welcome to the challenge. Start coming up with hub ideas now! :0)

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Wetnose is in! WOOF WOOF!

      I'm in too. Looking forward to it.

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      Dalila C 4 years ago from Denver, CO

      I'm in the list!~ Just started writing for hubpages. I found that it's a good experience for me. Hope that I'll pass the 10 day challenge.

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Welcome, lola! You picked a fun place to share your writing =)

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Welcome aboard, Lola! Glad to have you! Aloha!

      Joe

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Lola!

      Glad you will be part of our group! Start thinking up hub subjects/titles now!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Okay, everyone...are you ready??? Tomorrow starts our 30 Hubs in 30 Days Hub Challenge. So far, we have me, Hawaiianodysseus, lolaestrella, chrisinhawaii, and wetnosedogs that are in the challenge. Would anyone else care to join us? The end goal is to have published 30 hubs by June 30th...one a day, or if you work on a few at a time, and do 2 or 3 in one day, and then break for a day or two, that's fine as well. Just chime in here by the end of the day tomorrow, June 1st, and leave a comment if you want to join us!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I'm not joining for this one, but I want to wish all of you good luck! I look forward to seeing what everyone in the group comes up with.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Kathryn. You'll be joining us October, correct???

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Yee-Haaa! Let's go get 'em, folks!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      HO,

      Love your sense of humor...you're so funny! But my sentiments exactly!!!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hopefully, it's not just me trying to convince myself...but I actually see myself succeeding at this challenge. Remember the last challenge where I finished 6 hubs in the last 24 hours, sliding into home plate with just seconds to spare? I'm not killing myself this time...gonna approach this in a much smarter fashion...with lots of coffee! Best wishes to everyone else, and thanks to all of our fellow writers who are offering up lots of encouragement and support. It truly means a lot to us idio...uh, troupers!

      LOL! Aloha!

      Joe

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      I think I hear the race cars reviving up their engines up right now!

      "OK... Here we go. Focus. Speed. I am speed.

      One winner. 42 losers. I eat losers for breakfast.

      Breakfast.

      Wait, maybe I should have had breakfast. A little breck-y could be good for me.

      No,no,no, stay focused.

      Speed."

      Except for the whole "losers" part lol. But yeah. SPEEEED.

      Does anyone else hear Sheryl Crow singing right now?

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Yeah, Chris! I hear Sheryl Crow loud and clear! Ha-ha! Here we go, buddy!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, yes, I will be joining the October 10 hubs in 10 days challenge, absolutely!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Okay Kathryn...we are counting on you!!!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      HO,

      I am sure you can do this. You've already had some practice and are better prepared this time. Lots of coffee? Does that mean we may be getting some new hubs from you from Starbucks???

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Chris,

      Don't forget...this actually starts tomorrow so you need to eat breakfast tomorrow! Okay, you guys have lost me. I don't hear Sheryl Crow singing!!! What are you talking about?

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Hawaiianodysseus,

      You too with the Sheryl Crow???

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      lol That was Lightning McQueen's opening line in the Disney movie CARS a few years ago. He's a race car (all the characters in the movie are cars), and Sheryl Crow sings the opening song during that scene.

      Unfortunately, this junk vid is all I could find on Youtube of that scene. You gotta turn up the volume

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ENIi5URIM

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, thanks for doing all that work and finding the video for me. What a trooper!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I hope everyone is doing okay on this third day of the month! Happy Hubbing, everyone.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn,

      Nice of you to check in with us. have been away and am therefore a couple days behind but am working on catching up. I think everyone else is doing well!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Hey guys! After much thought, I've decided to focus my 30/30 on one of my other websites rather than HP, but I'll still be hustling right along with you guys =D

      I published 2 posts so far in June, and I wrote one and pre-scheduled it to post on Wednesday, so that's 3 posts total for June...right on track!

      Good luck, everybody!

      I noticed Joe's been trucking along well, so far (got the email notification)...

      SPEEEEEEEED!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Glad you chimed in Chris. I wanted you to pop in on your own and explain your decision, rather than me saying something. Can you still pop into the comments section here and let us know how you are doing on your 30 posts in 30 days from time to time????

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Chris, I wish you well! Thanks for staying in touch and keeping things real. I totally understand, and I know you've always got your family's best interests at heart, something I respect very much! Aloha, bruddah!

      Joe

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Yep! I'll be dropping in from time to time to share my progress and cheer everybody on!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Excellent news...good luck to you, and to the rest of us!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      So, how is everyone in this current 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge doing? Today is the end of the first week. I am ashamed to admit I am not doing well at all. I was away on vacation for the first 2 days of this challenge, and have had trouble getting out of vacation mode. I have not even published one hub yet...UGH...but have one almost ready to go. I am having surgery on June 17th and I think my brain is sending out signals that I don't have to worry too much because after the 17th I will be laying pretty low and can catch up with all my writing during the recuperation stage. This is NOT a good plan as it will put too much pressure on me, but I will be plugging along for now. I see hawaiianodysseus has published regularly and also wetnosedogs...good for you guys. Lolaestrella, how are you doing? And I am bummed that chrisinhawaii has dropped out of the Hub Pages challenge but is doing his own 30 in 30 on his other sites...how's that going for you Chris?

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      I am about to work on the hub for tonite.

      You and I got after Hawaii for the last challenge. All in fun. But I don't want to bother you with your upcoming surgery, so I will just be thinking of you and praying and hoping the challenge doesn't get nerve wracking on you while you are healing.

      Why don't you save your challenge part for July or something? Make it easy on yourself?

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Hi Karen,

      Yeah, I gotta agree with WND. Sounds like falling behind on your 30/30 is the least of your concerns right now. But on the other hand, writing might be a good distraction over the next week or so leading up to the 17th.

      So far, I've published 8 posts, so I'm right on track. I was thinking of stepping up the pace a little bit, but family responsibilities just made it hard do what I was planning. So maybe on Monday I'll be ready to crank out some extra posts.

      Or not. I just remembered I've got some direct orders for a new Textbroker client, so that will keep me a little busy too.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Chris, glad to hear that you're busy. That in itself is a blessing, yeah? Thanks for keeping in touch. WND is awesome, steadily cranking them out. My frequency is not where I need it to be...not yet...but I'm still very hopeful I will finish this marathon.

      Thanks, Karen, for your message to all of us! Like I said, get lots of rest so your body can be at its optimal level prior to surgery. See you all in the morning!

      Joe

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      hawaiianodysseus,

      Thanks for your message. This is my last week of subbing before the summer vacation and I did the same job last week and was pretty tired...climbing around on the floor and up and down with a bunch of pre-schoolers...I guess I'm not as young as I used to be! Hopefully I can get some rest next weekend...and I will be plodding away at hubs...expecting to fly with them during recuperation!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Thanks for the suggestion but July is going to be my rejuvenation month ebcause I have another 30 hubs in 30 days challenge planned for August!!! LOL...I am very dedicated to increasing my hub numbers this summer when I am off of work from substitute teaching. PLEASE get after me as much as you want this week. The surgery is Monday, June 17th. And the healing should be fine if I rest in bed...so why not write hubs while I am doing it??? That's the goal. I have a list I am going to work off of to get them done.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Chris,

      I work best under pressure...always stayed up late to do most of my school reports the night before they were due...lol...guess I am doing the same thing with this challenge??? Good for you on your posts. Glad you could still participate in this challenge in your own way. Gotta go write an article for textbroker now...Thanks for popping in.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      I did it...I did it...I FINALLY published my first hub in the 30 Hubs in 30 days challenge...I am only 8 hubs behind!!! But I do have 2 more I'm working on so I'm on my way!!!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      Yay! I knew you wouldn't let yourself get too far behind. I've been hunting it, but don't see it. So hopefully it will show in the a.m. before I go to work. Just a few more and you will be caught up.

      Great going.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Maybe it doesn't sh up for the 24 hour period? Check the Hub Hopper...it may be on there. I'm going to do that right now!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      It's showing up as a notification from my e-mail, so I'm going to read it now!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Hi, Kathryn! Looking forward to having you join us in October. You'll be an awesome team member! Thanks for all your support and encouragement during our Challenge!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Joe, I'm looking forward to it, too. And since I'm not joining you this time, I especially want to be supportive! It's fun seeing everyone's progress.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      Well, I got my first half of the month done.

      I hope your surgery goes well and that you will be able to recuperate nicely hubbing away as you had planned.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Thanks for the good wishes. I am hoping the same in terms of recuperating as I hub away! Good for you on keeping up for the first half of the month...you're half way there! Good for you.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      It is June 19th, 19 days into the 30 hubs in 30Days Challenge, and I have just published my 4th hub!!! Ugh...so frustrating since this was my idea in the first place. I feel like one of those horses in those water races at fairs and carnivals...slow to get out of the gate and then way back while all the other horses are running along neck in neck. Can I do it? Can I sprint to the finish line and at least tie a few of the others? I am healing from surgery and today is the first day I have felt like my brain is not jumbled enough from the anesthesia to write. So I am going to give it the ol' college try...congrats to those of you who are in the race and are ahead of me. I would love for us to all tie for first place...30 hubs in 30 days, on June 30th!!!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      Don't beat yourself up about this. Recovery nicely. You, after all, are important to us and we like to hear you are well and happy.

      If you can do it with the anesthesia fog in your way, more power to you. It is always great to read a hub of yours, the challenge or not. You have other challenges to look forward to.

      Be well.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, you must have such high expectations of yourself to be feeling bad about not writing more after surgery! You have a very good reason for not being further along, and everyone will understand if you don't quite make it to the finish line. However, since your mind is no longer as foggy, maybe hubbing will be a welcome distraction.

      I hope you recover well, Karen!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn Stratford,

      Well, I am feeling bad because I didn't start writing hubs earlier in the month. Well, I did but I didn't do enough to catch me up to where I should be. So, that's the main reason I am feeling like this. I feel good brain wave wise today. Not so yesterday and on surgery day. Sooo, maybe I can at least pump out one a day till the end of the month. That would be 15 in 30 days...not enough but more than what I have now. Thanks for your good wishes!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Aw, thanks for saying I'm important to you guys. The fog has lifted. The question is, how much can I do in the next 11 days???! We shall see...thanks for your good wishes!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Well, I am far behind in this challenge. It is Day 26 and I have only written 13 hubs. BUT, I am really happy with the 13 I have written so I guess maybe sometimes quality is better than quantity?! This so far works out to 1 hub every other day, which is more than I normally do without the challenge. I am going to keep plugging away and even if I don't make the 30 in 30 days, I am happily hubbing away and it's made for a good few weeks. How are the rest of you doing?

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen, you may not have written a hub every single day, but since you got a late start, 13 is excellent! And they are good ones, too. No slacking there! It's good to add over a dozen hubs in one month. Good luck!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      You can be very proud of yourself. I doubt I could have done the challenge with surgery and recovery. You wrote top notch hubs.

      As always.

      Best to you in the remaining days for the challenge. Whatever you do, it will be great.

      I'm plugging away and frankly surprised I stuck at it. It's been an extremely busy work month. I didn't know I had the energy for hubs in the evening!

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      Had to back. You don't have to read the poem, but more the comment from Hawaii. In the silly wetnose habits(Oh I hope it's okay i put this here), Hawaii left us the most treasured comment. If you get a minute, please stop by to read.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      I will try to go read his comment. I am proud of you for sticking with it. Congratulations and we are almost there. Can't you see it...the Sunday finish line!!! Hang in there, and thanks for your encouraging comments.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn Stratfod,

      Well thanks, that's very nice of you to say. The challenge is not over yet so I am still plugging away. You know what they say about it not being over till the fat lady sings...I shall not hear her voice until 11:59 p.m. Sunday night!

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      Zsuzsi 3 years ago from Hungary

      Wow, just saw your hub, Karen and wanted to say good luck!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Zsuzsi,

      Thank you...I'm going to need it...LOL! I am far behind due to my mom having had surgery this month, as well as me. When I originally wrote this and set June as my goal for the first 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, I had no idea that either of us were having surgery. So I am going to chock this up to"The best laid plans..."! On day 28 I am up to 14 published hubs, so I guess it's not a total loss. I am going to be typing away till midnight on Sunday and hope I can crank out a few more before then! Thanks for your good wishes. :0)

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen,

      Reporting in.

      I just published my last hub for the thirty day challenge. I can't believe I actually did it.

      Hope you are doing well in recuperating from your surgery.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Oh yay, and congratulations to you. I am 95% recovered, so thank you for your concern, but disappointed in myself in terms of the challenge. I haven't done nearly as well as I planned, but I guess I need to forgive myself because I hadn't known about the complications I would have in June when I issued this challenge. I had planned to do one more 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge in August, when I am still on vacation from my subbing job. I am going to stick with that because I didn't write as many hubs as I had hoped to this time. Let me know in late July if you think you want to tackle another challenge. And congratulations on this challenge. What an accomplishment for you...you should be proud of yourself.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen Hellier,

      Oh don't be disappointed you didn't do 30 hubs. The hubs you put out are incredible and those are a great accomplishment. If I had surgery and all else, I would probably have been real wimpy and said forget it. But you struck forth and did a superb job. You can be proud of that.

      Thanks for the congrats.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Aw, thanks. I tried! I am very proud of you!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Congrats wnd! And Karen too (all things considered, you did great).

      I, on the other hand, only published 12 new posts on my niche site =( Overall I managed only 30 total articles for the month, but they were spread out between my blog, niche site, HP, and freelance sites. Not a very good month for me, as I was hoping for 50+ altogether.

      I guess my one consolation prize is that 6 of the articles were direct orders for a new TB client who paid me 3 cents per word. That's still not a lot, but it's my silver lining =)

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      chrisinhawaii,

      Thank you.

      Sounds like you did great. It sounds like an awful lot of work and you can be proud of that.

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      Zsuzsi 3 years ago from Hungary

      Hi Karen, I think you did amazingly on the challenge given the circumstances - hope you both feel much better now. So be proud of yourself and wish you all the best on the August 30/30 challenge.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Zsuzsi,

      Well, in the end, I managed 15 hubs out of the 30 I had aimed at. That's one hub every other day. And since when I originally planned it, I hadn't known both my mom and I would need surgery this month, I guess I am okay with the results. I also decided to try to write full time for the summer, and the last week in June, when I usually buckle down and make up for any hubs I am lacking on, I actually had to write more for Textbroker to see if my experiment would work and if I could make some good money as a full time writer. While I love HubPages, we know that writing a few hubs doesn't bring in the big bucks on a weekly basis...it takes time on HubPages to do that. So I found myself on Textbroker and WebAnswers along with HubPages. Oh well, the best laid plans...I will try again in August. No surgery planned for then! Thanks for popping in, and yes I do feel much better now. Almost totally recovered.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Well, you did write 30 articles over the course of the month...and the goal was 30 in 30, so I would say you accomplished that goal. Congrats. Do you want to try it again in August?

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Of course!

      In fact, I'll try it again in July =)

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Okay Chris. Keep us updated here about your July progress and I will join you in August, I need to concentrate on a few other things as well next month but back in the "hub" saddle in August.

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      Unique Hiram 3 years ago from Midwest

      Hi Karen,

      I will definitely join the party for the last Hub challenge (October 2013). Unfortunately, I have a busy schedule but I would like to do this 10-day challenge. I did one previously and it was actually great ... this will give me some time to get my butt into gear. See ya' in October.

      Unique

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Unique,

      Awesome, I'm participating in the October challenge, as well! Welcome to the team, and good luck!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Unique,

      Great to have you on board. See you in October. You too Kathryn!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Okay everyone..the third challenge I put out there for this year is coming up. I am about to start another 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge in August, and that means I will start this Thursday, August first. I hope to do better than my challenge in June. I have seen a lot of comments where people want to join me in the 10 hub in 10 days challenge in October, but none for this one for August. Is anyone with me and ready to start a 30 Hubs in 30 Days challenge in August?

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Good luck, Karen. I hope someone joins you on this challenge, but if they don't, you still have cheerleaders!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Kathryn. Wow, this is a big month for me...the Fast Diet, a new pedometer that will help me get more exercise and the Challenge of writing 30 hubs...all in the same month!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Yes, it sure is a big month for you! But maybe the 30 day challenge will give your "Summer Writing" a boost. And being healthy boosts your mind, and energizes you, so your diet may support your writing, as well!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Well, I've been in a real slump for the past week, and I've been feeling so BLAH for the past couple days especially, so I need to join in, even though I kinda don't feel up to it at the moment.

      I think I'm gonna take tomorrow off and hopefully be ready to hit the keys fresh on Thursday.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn,

      Well, lets hope so! I am not sure I am ready for it but I will give it my best shot...as always!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Great to hear I will have company Chris. So are you going to do 30 hubs or 30 blog entries/articles?

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Okay, I just published a hub! =)

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Yippee! I'm proud of you Chris. You're one ahead of me! I'll catch up tomorrow.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Karen, my computer was down most of this week, so now I am catching up on emails, etc. Trusting the computer to keep going, I will be cheering you on in your 30 challenge. And I see I need to watch for chrisinhawaii, too!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      wetnosedogs,

      Yes, I am so happy that I will have at least one person for company in this August challenge. And thanks for cheering us on...or commiserating with us, depending on the day! :0)

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Hub #2...DONE.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Atta boy Chrisinhawaii...I'll be joining you tomorrow. Worked on one today but still have to add the final touches.

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      3 hubs...

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      @ Chrisinhawaii, you're doing great! Are you posting on your blogs?

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Yes Chris, you are! Keep up the good work!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Just published my first hub in the challenge...2 hubs behind but I will catch up later in the week! ( I promise Chris!)

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      @ Kathryn I will do a few posts on my own sites this month, but these first three have all been on HubPages.

      @ Karen Thanks for the encouragement. I have no doubt that you'll catch up in no time.

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      hub #4...

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      And that makes 5 =)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, Chris, you are on a roll!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Chris,

      You're doing great. I will have 4 days of writing time at the end of this week so whatever I am behind on I intend to catch up with them all then.

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Hub 6 is done!

      I have a bunch of unpublished hubs on one of my accounts -- most of them are just titles with empty text & photo capsules -- but there was one I forgot about that was almost finished. All it needed was another little paragraph, so I quickly wrote that up and POW! Hub #6! =)

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Chris,

      You're doing great. It's the 10th day and I have only completed 3 so far. But the day is not over yet, and I also have a few that are started so I'm still plugging away! I'm glad you are doing this with me.

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Keep going, Karen! I just finished #11 last night, but I'm feeling a little pooped out right now. I think I'll just pick it up again tomorrow.

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Good for you Chris! You are keeping up better than I am. It's good to take a break when you need it too because it helps refresh the brain. We don't want to get writer's block in the middle of a challenge!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Got nothing done yesterday, so I just published #12. I think I can do another one today, but I need a break =) Time to chill...

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      chrisinhawaii,

      Well, it's g to take a break when you need one. I personally feel that as long as you do 30 hubs by the time 30 days is over, then you've reached the goal...not one a day for thirty days. Whatever works is my motto, as long as the end result is there! I will be plugging away for the next few days as I am way behind you!

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      chrisinhawaii 3 years ago

      Well, this may be your time to catch up. We leave for CA in just a few hours. I have a feeling I won't be publishing much over the next 10 days...but I'm sure looking forward to the break =)

      Keep going!

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Chris,

      Have a great vacation. I will keep going. Maybe I will be able to catch up with you now?! Ha ha...probably not but I'm going to give it the ol college try!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen,

      Hello there. October is only a few days away! My life is incredibly hectic right now, and I hope to be moving soon. But I decided to at least try to accomplish the 10/10 challenge. I already came up with topic ideas, and am brainstorming for them.

      I hope all is well. Who is going to be in this October Challenge?

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Kathryn,

      I am so glad you are going to do challenge. When I originally planned this, we didn't have vacation plans. Now we will be out on the open ocean on a cruise for that whole time, and I won't have access to the internet because it's incredibly expensive ( don't want to pay more for it than what I would even earn from my hubs) so unfortunately I am out. I am hoping someone else will pick up the challenge and do the October 1st through October 10th 10 Hubs in 10 Days challenge...come on everyone out there. Can we get some hubbers to enter this challenge with Katherine? Even if you don't make the full 10 hubs, you'll have more than if you didn't take the challenge!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen,

      That is a great reason not to be participating! You have done plenty of challenges this year, so you more than deserve a rest! I hope you have a fantastic cruise!

      I remember reading about the high price of internet on a cruise ship. The time I went on one, I didn't bother going online. Anyway, there are so many other things to do!

      Have a great week!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Hellier 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Katherine! I will enjoy it.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      I have been debating about doing the ten day challenge and since I am debating so long, I think the best thing for me to do is be cheerleader. Enjoy your cruise. I will happily cheer for Kathryn Stratford.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      WND, thanks :) I think I will need a cheerleader, and I would certainly like one!

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      Unique Hiram 3 years ago from Midwest

      Okay, I have some catching up to do because it has been busy at work. Federal audit complete ... now on to getting this 10/10 done. Hope you all are doing well, I'm off and running :-)

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      UMHiram,

      I just paged up and saw your comment from a couple of months ago... I forgot you had committed to trying your hand at this challenge! I have published one hub, and have a couple "brewing". Good luck, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Unique Hiram 3 years ago from Midwest

      Hi There Kathryn

      Thanks for the well wishes :-) I've published three so far and still aiming to get the rest done before the 10th. Yes, tall order but I'm committed even though I started a little late with all the work stuff. I look forward to checking out your work too.

      Unique

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