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Routledge and his Hub Challenge extraordinaire. 200 Hubs in 60 Days!

Updated on September 4, 2012

The Idea

The idea came to be last night as I was reading and commenting on hubs. I was simply going through all the hubs that I found interesting and a few of them involved actual Hub Pages and writing. I commented on all, for better or worse and I really enjoyed it. I stumbled upon (Pardon the pun) a writer who inspired me. She has 5 children and a million other things on the go and is going to do 100 Hubs in 30 days. I read the article twice and followed the comments and have been posting regularly on it. It inspired me to do 200 Hubs in 5 weeks, which I will be away form home on business and nothing to do after my 8 hours are up I should make it a full business trip.

I then decided to keep reading hubs and my desire to write grew and grew. I wanting to start writing hubs right away but I did not want to ruin my steam for the challenge I had set myself. It was then I realized. Why not start now? Even though I am on vacation. :)

You can find that inspiring piece Here, on Hub Pages!

The Reason

You may ask why. I assure you I am of a mostly sound state of mind. I am working at a lower end job trying to support my wonderful wife through school, trying to find a night school for myself and looking for a promotion to better provide. We have clear goals for things like children. Specifically children as soon as she is done school. This means I have to do something most people would call crazy! I deem Hub Pages a good investment of my time for such an endeavor.

I am hoping to maintain a reasonably good second income from Hub Pages and my other writing.I have already make thousands writing online, be it freelance or other such things. Hub Pages has been a small percentage but having recently discovered their in house advertising program I have renewed hope in my ability to run a successful Hubopolis! I also want to get more involved in the Hub Pages community and this seems to be what all the cool kids are doing today!

Can it be done?

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The Goals

Down to the nitty gritty.

I am going to set some ambitious goals for myself over the next 60 days.

My start date is today, September 3rd, 2012.

My end date is November 1st, 2012.

I have set a personal goal of 200,000 page views by the end of my challenge. This includes the just under 20,000 I currently have.

I plan on having 208 Hubs in total. Most if not all of them being featured. All Hubs I post must be featured at least for a period of time during the 60 days.

I have a goal of Following 100 people during the course of the 60 days and having over 200 followers myself. This may seem a tad selfish but I fully intend on investigating everyone who comments and follows my journey in the weeks following it's end. This will allow me to focus more on the writing aspect. If you want a follower follow me now and I will hunt you down in a couple months :)

I hope to maintain my Hubscore of 85+ which I have held since my recent re-activity on Hub Pages.

This are all auspicious goals but I feel they will challenge me. I am hoping to receive a lot of support from fellow hubbers in this challenge and hope to help myself develop as a person and be able to set more effective goals for my life!

I look forward to your comments and support and of course you few debbie downers out there! Seak up!


I will be posting full updates including all of my statistics I will be tracking every 50 Hubs, unless for some reason I feel it is important to report earlier. I may update individuals in the comments if they choose to ask. I am planning on making this as interactive as possible and commenting on others Hubs as well as keeping up on reading and approving all the comments on my Hubs.

Please join me in my spring to make Hub Pages more popular and help us all do better with ourselves!

Thanks in advance for your support!


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    • Routledge profile image

      Routledge 5 years ago

      Business trip is wrecking me.

      I figured I would have all kinds of time. The opposite is true. :(

    • Doodlehead profile image

      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      Where are the hubs you say you are now writing?

    • lupandiomo profile image

      lupandiomo 5 years ago from nairobi,kenya.

      That's what I intend to do myself Routledge.So if you looking for company you can count on me.I have been here long enough 3 years to be precise writing under different titles in the hope that i could make that all too important quick buck but always holding back for one reason or another.Looking back I find it strange that people who have only been here shortly are already having a 100 and above hubs.I have learnt my lesson and I need to reclaim my lost glory by setting a goal of 1000 hubs in 1 year.

    • LetitiaFT profile image

      LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

      Talk about a challenge! Best of luck to you.

    • Routledge profile image

      Routledge 5 years ago

      I have spent 6 years in the online writing business and have written a few very successful articles. My main problem is the quantity of them. I think it is right to focus on quality. I have learned a lot about that aspect (Not to say all, I am not that foolish! :)) I now need to get my butt in gear and write the quality hubs I know I can! :)

      Thanks again :)

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      I wish you much success in your endeavor. I successfully completed the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge, but not many people have been able to do it. It is grueling to work more than full time that many days without taking a break. My recommendation to you is to focus on the quality of the hub, and learning about keywords and such first. Then work on cranking as many quality hubs as you can. Keep the focus on the quality, and let the quantity be secondary.