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Publishing 30 Hubs in 30 Hours Step By Step Guide

Updated on June 4, 2010

Write 30 Hubs Faster and Easier with Text Editor

Writing thirty Hubs in thirty hours isn't as hard as it sounds. But, in order to succeed you will have to pull some tricks out of your bag.

Write your Hubs in a text editor. My favorite text editor is usually Notepad++, but for something like publishing a lot of Hubs fast, I use PSPad. PSPad is freeware if you want to download it and try it out, but any text editor that handles multiple open files at the same time will do.

The Clock Is Ticking

Write Multiple Hubs At The Same Time

PSPad has a tile windows feature that allow you to simultaneously write on 4 (or more) different files all at the same time without having to click any tabs or press any hotkeys.

Just open up 4 text files and then click Windows -> Tile Horizontal. Set the width to 70 characters and if you have widescreen monitor, you should be able to write in a PSPad window just wide enough to hold the conent and keep the other part of your screen open for having HubPages open in your browser.

The key is that as you are writing one Hub, ideas for other Hubs will pop into your head. The hardest part of cranking out 30 Hubs is coming up with 30 ideas. Every time you get a new idea, start typing the next hub in one of your text document files. That way, when you finish the Hub you are working on, you'll already have the next one started.

Having 4 tiled windows or even 4 tabs (or more if you can manage them) open and ready to go not only saves time, but helps you organize your ideas and cut and paste text between in-progress and upcoming Hubs based on what does and doesn't fit within each one.

Optimize Hub Length

Also, as you write Hubs, you will notice that some of them have grown rather long. That is wasted energy. I don't advocate writing super-short Hubs or other webpages unless you can fully cover your topic in that few words.

However, Google likes 500-ish word webpages anyway, and so do most readers. So, if your Hub is bloating out to 1300 words, look for a way to split it out. For example, if you were writing a Hub announcing that you were going to write 30 hubs in 30 hours and you started writing about how you were going to do it, you would copy that content over to your text editor and use it for a different Hub called something like -- I'm just pulling this out of the air -- Publishing 30 Hubs in 30 Hours Step by Step Guide. That way, you just published TWO hubs instead of only one Hub.

Being able to write quickly, to keep going with fresh ideas, and splitting large Hubs into smaller Hubs will only get you so far. You still need to streamline your Hub Publishing workflow efforts.

Workflow For Publishing 30 Hubs a Day

To do make our work flow as lean as possible, we are going to cut back on some of the things we can come back and do at our leisure.

This isn't to say don't do these things, and it certainly is not to say don't usually skip these things when you publish Hubs. This is only a strategy to let us pump out numerous Hubs quickly by eliminating some of the choke-points.

  1. Don't find new pictures - Skipping pictures on your Hubs is a bad idea. I'm using a single directory called "Images-General" on my hard drive with the Thumbnails view. If I have NOTHING, I'll use a filler image. Otherwise, anything that sort of fits is good enough for now.
  2. Don't research keywords - This is about reaching a numbers goal. We can go back and do keyword research later. Use your best common sense guess and try to mix up your keyword phrases, but doing decent keyword research can take several minutes or more for each hub. We don't have that kind of time.
  3. QuickLink - Link only via the QuickLink tool to other Hubs, or link to landing pages or homepages that you know by heart. Firing up another browser window to go get a URL is wasted time.
  4. Choose Topic Fast - Don't get caught up in the nuance between Improve Hubs and Generate Traffic. Just pick one and go.
  5. Choose Keywords Fast - Type in the first two keywords that pop into your head when you are using the create new hub wizard. Then, write your Hub, publish it, and then go look at it. Click the suggested keywords you like and then move on.
  6. No Proofreading or Editing - Yeah, this goes against my grain, but I get the squiggly red underline for typos as they occur and I'll fix those with the backspace key. Everything else will have to wait until Hour 31.
  7. Twitter Quickly with or the HubPages short URL. Don't get fancy with your Tweets, just fire them off. I use to shorten my links. The tab is already open and logged in and I can tweet right from there. This both saves time, and keeps me from reading stuff on Twitter that might distract me. We would skip Twitter altogether except that your followers might end up following along and showing up with each post to see how well you are doing. This only can happen if you are doing it in real-time and they can countdown with you.
  8. Skip the Other Social Sites and Bookmarks for now - Sure, we should go Stumble our Hubs, and post them to FaceBook, and so on, but for now, that uses up our clock. Instead, we can come back and do that later

FYI, if you are reading this and want to help me out, go Stumble, Delicious, FaceBook, Reddit, and whatever, for me. Thanks.


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    • simplysmartmom profile image

      simplysmartmom 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I currently use MS Word to write my hubs and then just copy and paste. I can usually have several hubs going at once like you suggested. I would love to try this - but I think my kids would interrupt me too much!

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      Willette 5 years ago from Michigan

      This is some helpful stuff. I think this might help me to finish my 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. I still have a little time. It makes since for meeting a quick challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Chloe Davis Smith 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I think I'm going to have to try this challenge the next time I have a couple days off from work. Even if I don't get to 30 I'll still be farther ahead than I would have been otherwise.

    • Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image

      Ian D Hetri 6 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Seems to me a great idea though quality will be an issue if we work so fast. But hey. Great hub. Will written and I am actually thinking of going over and checking out PSPad and download it. I normally spend a day to produce a hub and this if I take it up will be a fun-filled and great challenge for me believe me I am not the type that gets kicked in the but when faced with a challenge. I love to take challenge head on and give my best shot.

      great hub. Vote up.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Great advice and thank you for sharing.

      I now look forward to reading much more of your work.

      Take care


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      CONSCIOUSNINJA 6 years ago from Planet Earth

      hey guys i dont know if you are aware but there is a GREAT text program called Microsoft OneNote i cant express the advantages in a summary i will write a new hub about it...but if you download that it will fit in very well with Hub Llama's article above (which incidentally is a great article)...

      I am going to take your advice and start multiple hubs at once..

      the thing i get caught up in though is the amazon linking stuff - i keep trying to put specific links to amazon products pertaining to my articles but it doesnt allow me - any advice on that?

    • Ambition398 profile image

      Ambition398 7 years ago

      Neat idea! COming back and growing them is always a good idea, regardless of the count :)

    • aktifistri profile image

      aktifistri 7 years ago from China

      thanks! this gives me more idea and 'energy' on how i would do my hub.. ;)

    • Hub Llama profile image

      Hub Llama 8 years ago from Denver, CO


      I'll have to check out treepad.

      Yeah, I joined 2 months ago and then got busy with other things. I published my first hub on 09/04/09 which is basically the first day I did anything, so I kind of count that as my start date.

      After I finish up some projects today, I'm going to re-start the 30 Hubs in 30 Hours project today or tomorrow. That way, I won't have to "explain" so much :)

      Hub Llama

    • earner profile image

      Dedicated Content Curator 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Brilliant. I should try it. I do tend to spend 2-5 hours getting one right. Leaving out images and researching keywords is certainly the way to publish a hub in an hour. I use treepad to jot down my ideas as I think of them. I've also always got about 12 unpublished/nearly finished hubs so on slow days I can simply finish one off.

      I notice you currently have 28 hubs and you've been a member for 2 months.

      Go on .. go for it ... you know you want to.

    • Christian Q profile image

      Christian Q 8 years ago from Chandler, Arizona

      You've almost inspired me to stay up for 30 hours straight and write 30 more hubs!

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Good advice about multiple hubs at the same time.

      I'm still waiting for my pizza hubs to be indexed. Sigh.