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Karanda’s Second Attempt at the 30 Hubs in 30 Day Challenge

Updated on January 1, 2014

Will the Challenge Help Me?

How will the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge help me? Is it a good idea? When I discovered this question, asked by Matthew Rogerson, I knew instantly that the only way to find out was to have a go at the challenge myself. This is my second attempt but this time I am determined to complete my goal, for Matthew’s sake as well as my own.

I am so glad Matthew asked the question as I would not have known he existed otherwise. Turns out, after checking his profile and a couple of his Hubs, he has a lot to say and says it well. I encourage anyone to have a read. In my opinion, this is a young man with much potential.

10 Hubs Completed

Before I attempted my second 30 hubs in 30 days challenge, I decided to be a little more methodical in my approach. When I think back now to my first pathetic attempt at the challenge, I don’t understand what was in my mind at the time. All I could manage was successfully finishing eight articles only, pathetic.

I am normally well organised, at least when it comes to working for others. It is almost as if I turn my mind into a compactus. But with my first attempt in the challenge I simply threw caution to the wind and decided to write whatever popped into my mind. Well, the result was not much as it turns out.

Second time round, I realised the first step was to think about writing for specific categories. I figured I would need six all up and write five articles in each category giving me the grand total of 30 hubs. Truth be told, this was not really my idea. I had read the suggestion in the 60 day challenge that all the prolific Hubbers had been working their way through. But it made sense.

January 2011, the first month of a brand new year and I began with gusto in my writing challenge. What a difference a day makes, or in this case, a year. With the beginning of the year came the HubPage contest on Personal Finance. This was a topic that I felt I could write a lot about so my original plan for six categories changed to four.


Now all I have to do is fill in the blanks. Hah, easy, not. Already 18 days into the month and I am a long way from my initial goals. Basically I will now need to publish two hubs per day, every day for the rest of January.

Of course, my true motivation in taking on this challenge is for the new shoes. I love shoes and it doesn't matter how many pairs sit in my wardrobe, it's never enough. If this challenge helps to increase traffic and subsequently earn more money to buy shoes then I am going for it!

Wish me luck; I think I’m going to need it.

Mama Always Needs New Shoes

There are a couple of pairs of walking shoes on Amazon that I have my eye on. Well priced, too. When I write the update for my next 10 Hubs I have big plans for checking out the dress shoes. You know, dainty toe line, just a smidgeon of a heel, perhaps a pair in black, red or both. If it goes well, I might even be able to buy one in every colour.


Come and Join the Fun

Think you've got what it takes to write 30 Hubs in 30 Days? Read about the challenge at these forum links. Have a go, it might increase traffic enough to help you buy a new pair of shoes.

© 2011 Karen Wilton


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      helmet veshdon 7 years ago

      Good luck to you and your hubs. It should be easier than attending a christian writers conference.

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      Karen Wilton 7 years ago from Australia

      It must be incredibly difficult writing in English if it is a second language. There are times when I think English is even a problem for those of us who have it as a first language. The way we talk does not always read easily. Most of us have a conversational style that would need to be moderated for a written piece.

      I am honoured that you feel motivated by my Hubs and thank you for your encouragement. It is important to set goals based on our own needs. Half way through the challenge, I had to stop writing and prepare for stormy weather instead.

      Let me know if there is a topic you would particularly like some help with and I will write some Hubs for you to help with your English.

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      Abdinasir Aden 7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Karanda, I hope you finished to write thirty hubs within thirty days. You are really inspired me to speed up by myself to set a goal and I am not like you because I have my own different challenge and that is that this is my second language that I need more to improve. So I need you to write more hubs that we can read and get more advantage.

      Thanks for your motivation to me and I have to confess that you motivate me whenever I read your hubs, which is why I love you Karanda.

      Take care


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      Karen Wilton 7 years ago from Australia

      Denise, I'm so pleased for you that you are on track and delighted that you found time to read this Hub and comment. Thank you for your words of encouragement. It is not easy when you have a life other than writing. I should be ready to put my next batch of ten up in a couple of days. Um, just a little behind schedule.

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      Karen Wilton 7 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for your support b.Malin. It is so good to know there is someone out there who is reading my work. Lovely of you to comment.

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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Karanda-how are you doing with the challenge? I know you can do it. This hub is a gtreat start. I'm sorry I'm not reading more of your work, but I am also in the challenge and can relate to all that you mention here. I was way behind until this w/e and I am almost caught up. Keep up the good work and don't think of not making it. You will make it. Go, girl, go!

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      Good luck my are always so interesting and versatile, I'm sure you can do it.