My 60 Day Challenge Hub Log
April 2, 2010- Hub Log Day 1 Goals
Okay, my goals for the 60 Day Challenge are:
- Finding My Niche
- Keeping my Eye on the Prize
- Increased Page Views
- Increased Profits from Adsense and Amazon
- Getting my Web Sites up and running!
- Learning Marketing Skills.
Frankly, I started writing again because I believe I am a good writer, I love to write, and I thought I would be doing self-help, or something that would be helpful to others. After getting started with Hub Pages, the fiction novels that I have started and never finished, and the "helpful hints" type of Hubs fell by the wayside. I found new areas of interest that I never had before, I loved learning, but had never done research (not much anyway) for any of my writing, because it was fiction! Now I love investigating, and researching a topic. What has ultimately happened is I have lost my focus.
In this challenge I am to limit myself to no more than 10 topics, ideally 6 works best. 3 to 5 hubs on each topic. This will of course be more of a challenge, but it is a necessary change from what I have been doing.
Hub 1: Paul McCartney Glass Walls
This hub is about factory farms and the mistreatment of animals that goes on. Paul McCartney teamed up with PETA to do a campaign about the inhumane treatment of animals on these farms, and included are my memories of what farm life used to be, and a couple of videos by young people who have seen "Glass Walls".
This Hub is about doing something special and free with your kids, grandkids, or any kids that are a part of your life. My son says that one of his teachers used to take the whole class out for cloud gazing at least once a week, weather permitting! it is about thinking like a child again, using your imagination.
This hub is about playing in the sand, as well as the way sand is used in the products we come in contact with and use every day.
From a relatively new Hubber, and one who was taught not to be redundant, using keywords to anchor text and get picked up by search engines, is one of the most difficult challenges I face. This hub is about tools I have found, and what I learned today.
Hub 5 : Story Telling, It's What Kids Do
This hub may be considered scattered, but the theme is story telling, and that there is a kid in all of us, who still tells stories.
Okay, so week one I actually did six hubs, although I left one out of the challenge as it is more a work in progress than anything else. So it's Saturday, I guess I am really on week two so here is hub number 6.
This is an article about what sibling rivalry turns into as we grow up. As adults it may be something far different in appearance, but it was learned from birth. Making noise=Attention, Attention=Survival.
Hub 7: ClickBank How-To Guide. My initiation to ClickBank! A new experience for me, and still a weak point, but I can do this. They have Video tutorials!
Hub 8: Paralyzed by Anxiety: Has This Ever Happened to You? This hub is about working your way through your anxiety attack, and the tips and tools you can use to get through the day (or two weeks).
Okay I quit smoking. Not copping out, just saying, this has caused my hubbing to take a break, and a turn. My niche market is going to be about a healthier lifestyle, and a healthier planet! I believe that through healthy minds and healthy bodies, we can influence the global health and stimulate the global economy in the right direction. The hubs that follow will be on that track.
I skipped a week due to huge problems with my finances, which hopefully will take a turn for the better at the end of the challenge!
Hub 9: How You can Quit Smoking This hub is about my struggle to quit smoking as well as tips to help others make their own decision to quit for a healthier lifestyle.
Hub 10: Monetize your Hubs and Blogs with ShareASale. This hub is about finding a monetization method that really will work for me, and for others like me, who have no idea how to pick and choose the right items to sell.
Hub 11: Mother's Day and the Perfect Gift. Although my mother is no longer with me, I have found the perfect gift for her. This is a walk down memory lane as well as a shopping experience.
Hub 12: What's in Your Cigarette, and Staying Smoke Free. This hub is about the ingredients in your cigarettes as well as the tools to stay smoke free for the rest of your life.
Hub 13: Playing in The Sprinklers: It's What Kids Do. Yet another hub about bonding with our families, this one inspired by a video of some family bonding sent me by my brother. The family bonding is transpired during sprinkler play. You just have to see it.
Hub 14: Hugs Can Change The World A hub about how a hug can change the world, and how research about a hug can take you around the world and back again.
Hub 15: What A Difference a Hug Makes. The story of two college students from Auburn University who started a web site to get a hug from Taylor Swift.
Hub 16: Happy Month of May.This hub is mostly about May Day, but it will be a sort of capstone hub to which I will affix the other May Holiday hubs. (After some much needed sleep)
Hub 17: Learning Something Every Day: It's What Kids Do.This hub actually has triple meaning. Inspired by a forum post about teachers making $85,000 per year, I decided to do some research. That lead me to a teacher and poet named Taylor Mali. The inspiration gained from listening to him speak is a large part of the influence on my hub.
Hub 18: Make A Difference this Mother's Day, Support PETA. This hub is about the abuse of circus elephants. PETA and several other organizations have been fighting the cruelty endured by performing animals for years. Please do your part. You can join the fight for free, by joining PETA's street team.
Hub 19: Have you Seen Noah Kalina, or You can be Famous and Successful. This is about a photographer who has marketed himself on the internet since the year 2000.