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My Hub statistics following the 30 Day Hub challenge

Updated on November 20, 2009

Since I undertook the thirty day Hub challenge I've done a little reflection on the outcome of writing hubs in the challenge. To be honest when I started out I really didn’t think I could write one a day for thirty days. I wrongly assumed that the strain would be too much; with all the other time commitments I’ve got. What with my law degree and part time job and wot not.

Surprising the ideas came thick and fast not from from other people but just everyday things that jumped out at me that I would jot down whilst on the bus to Uni or wherever.

The thirty days has passed very quickly!

Really one of the most important lessons I think I’ve learnt is to try to write down around 700 words for every hub in order to get a good audience. Look I am not going to say that this hub will be that long! But you get my drift.

The hubs with around that number of words in original content and as long as the article is legible will get the most traffic. Any longer unless the topic is really interesting won’t be read...

Another thing I have learnt is to open up to Twitter to promote your hub. I was not a big fan of Twitter until the last couple of weeks but it is a quick way to get access to other information as well as prompting you posts. As well Twitter is extremely popular right now!

I would ignore the promotional spamming that goes on at Twitter like the plague. For instance buying twitter fans or followers etc; Blind Freddie can tell they are trying to scam you.

But there are genuine good people on Twitter and this is what makes it valuable...

Until I picked up the tips on writing a good hub I would never have changed my writing patterns here on hub pages. The tips which Ryan Hupfer put up at the beginning of the challenge are invaluable. Such as using AD words...

In addition I now copy and scan hub articles before publishing now by posting to a 'Microsoft Word' document and going through it for Grammar & spelling. The software picks up more mistakes than the simple spell check if you create a hub directly in the hub box alone...

As far as traffic my traffic has increased or doubled from around 75 to ninety views per day to around 150. The figure has remained pretty much the same since ending the challenge a week or so ago.

Another thing was the thirty days went pretty quick and the challenge of having to write something every day was good for the mind I think!

The challenge has been exactly that take yourself out of your comfort and see what you can achieve. Something I recommend for any activity in life...

 

 

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    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good on you music lady im pretty sure you wont regret it at least some of the time....

    • Music Lady profile image

      Music Lady 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      Very nice hub Barry. I'm just starting the 30 day Challenge.

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      thanks for both your comments & Catherine evenif you have to skip a day and make up the challenge is worth it !

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      Catherine R 

      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Thanks - really interesting to read that. I am taking the challenge right now. I have done 11 so far. I am finding that the ideas come thick and fast but a certain amount of planning is involved to get them done with all the other commitments. Also as I am new to this I don't really have a clue what I am doing. It is all still a big experiment. So good to get your advice.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image

      Hmrjmr1 

      9 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks Barry some good advice well taken...

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