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My first 30 day Hub Challenge
Crazy enough to succeed? Crazy enough to try anyhow
Okay. Here goes. Vacation is over, it's the 1st of September (oops, 2nd, I already missed the starting block!), and as if getting back to work at home while having all of the electricity in my apartment rewired and the kitchen countertop replaced is not enough for the back to school days, now I'm attempting my first 30 Hub Challenge.
Am I an adrenaline junkie? I don't think so, but I do need a kickstart on hubbing. After the June Cookbook Contest I fell into a lull. I started reading more hubs about writing hubs than I did publishing hubs (could that be grammatically correct?). Now it's time to stop beating around the bush and select photos, edit videos, finish some of those drafts I started, get them out there, and develop some of the fresh ideas swirling around in my head.
One of the reasons for doing the 30 day Hub Challenge at this particular point is that I've just launched a second HubPages account devoted to cooking and decorating, called Letitialicious. The challenge is a way for me to force myself to add content to it quickly, and at the same time promote it. But I also want to add content to my existing account, LetitiaFT. So what I'll be doing here is dividing up the 30 hubs between my original account and my second, niche account. Below I'll publish the hubs As I do them, including the number, the date, the account and a link.
So what is the "challenge?"
For me the biggest challenge involved is not just to get over 500 and preferably 700 words out there in cyberspace everyday, but to ensure they're meaningful to someone. Will I succeed? I sure as heck hope so. The biggest risk I see with the challenge is that of quality suffering in favor of quantity. If I see that happening, I'll stop. If for some reason I don't, I'm counting on you to stop me!
I'll use this first hub to keep track of progress. Though the ultimate goal is to up our google hits, I've included the number of followers at each installment because it still provides an indication of how visibility is improving.
Hub #01, Day 1, LetitiaFT, followers 90 (this hub)
- My first 30 day Hub Challenge
I hope that be following my progress on the 30 Day Challenge day by day, hub by hub, you'll gain inspiration to do your own, or be dissuaded forever from attempting such a folly, whichever suits your situation best! Good luck to you whichever it may
Hub #02, Day 1, Letitialicious, followers 6
- What to Pack for a Provençal Picnic: Ten Essentials
Looking for a theme for your next picnic? How about Provence. Grab a bottle of rosé, throw a few simple foods together in a basket and head for cicada country!
Hub #03, Day 2, Letitialicious, followers 6
- Where to shop for home furnishings in France
An online guide to where to go to furnish and decorate your new home in France, or simply where to surf for French-style decorating inspiration.
Hubs #4 & 5, Day 5, LetitiaFT, followers 102
- HELP! One or Two HubPages accounts? Why the new profile has me see double
The new HubPages profile pushed me to do something I'd been thinking about doing for a while: create a second subdomain. Now I'm having reservations. Here are my reasons for doing it, and thinking about undoing, and some very pertinent comments.
- How the French See American Food
For years the French associated American food with "Malbouffe," but now everything from spare ribs to whoopies are cropping up in even the most remote corners of France, and even in French food magazines. Find out more...
Hub #6 & 7, Day 7, Letitialicious, followers 8
- White Peach & Lavender Creme Fraiche Ice Cream Recipe
Here is a recipe for white peach ice cream that doesn't require cooking the fruit, which destroys its delicate flavor. The lavender gives it an especially delicious twist.
- Six White Peach & Lavender Recipes for a Match Made ...
Lavender and white peaches are an exquisite combination as long as the strong flavor of lavender is kept at bay and doesn't overwhelm the delicate fragrance of the white peach. Here are a few recipes that balance both flavors just so.
Hub #8, Day 9, Letitialicious, followers 10
- Summer White Truffle: Recipe Ideas for the Least Expensive Truffle
Quick & easy recipe ideas for the relatively inexpensive white summer truffle whose delicate, garlicky aroma can't take too much cooking. Simple ideas thta work equally well with the more expensive winter varieties, both black and white.
Yikes! Just got my 6-week old laptop back from a week in the shop. It conked out after my last posts taking with it all my lists, photos and drafts for the hub challenge! Don't know how I'll catch up at this point, but I'm going to give it a try...
Hub #9 & 10, Day 15 Letitialicious, followers 13
- Easy Custardless Goat Cheese Fig Walnut Swirl Ice Cream Recipe
A super simple recipe for a custardless goat cheese ice cream with a fig & walnut swirl reminiscent of cheesecake.
- 5 Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese Recipes: a Match Made in Provence
For a taste of summer in Provence, try one of these simple to make dishes combining fresh figs and goat cheese.
Hub #10, Day 17, LetitiaFT, followers 109
- Paris Love Locks
A fun little video starring the famous love padlocks of the Solferino Bridge near the Orsay Museum in Paris.
Hub #11, Day 17, Letitialicious, followers 13
- 8 Easy Goat Cheese Recipes
Part of the reason goat cheese is so popular is not just that it's delicious, but that it's so versatile. Try some of these simple recipes for yourself. You'll be hooked and inventing your own in no time.
Hubs #12 Day 18, Letitialicious, followers 13
- When is a Recipe Plagiarized or Not?
Determining when and how to credit recipes we write for the Internet is not always easy. Here are a few guidelines that can help us decide and avoid plagiarizing.
Hubs #13 Day 18, Letitialicious, followers 18
- How to Make Marinated Goat Cheese in Olive Oil & Herbs
A silly video on how to marinate goat cheese in olive oil. Includes written instructions.