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Join Me in Four Hub Challenges in 2013

Updated on October 2, 2017
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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.

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 quite 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

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      Unique Hiram 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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 4 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 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

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

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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks Katherine! I will enjoy it.

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      Kathryn 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, Chris, you are on a roll!

      ~ Kathryn

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      And that makes 5 =)

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      hub #4...

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      chrisinhawaii 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

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

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      3 hubs...

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      Karen Hellier 4 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 4 years ago

      Hub #2...DONE.

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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Okay, I just published a hub! =)

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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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 4 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 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      Unique,

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

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      Kathryn 4 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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      Unique Hiram 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

      Of course!

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

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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Zsuzsi 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      wetnosedogs 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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      Zsuzsi 4 years ago from Hungary

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

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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 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 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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 4 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 4 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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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      chrisinhawaii 4 years ago

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

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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 4 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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      Kathryn 4 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 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      chrisinhawaii 4 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 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hawaiianodysseus,

      You too with the Sheryl Crow???

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      Karen Hellier 4 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 4 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 4 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

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

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 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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      chrisinhawaii 4 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 4 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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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      HO,

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

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

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