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The 30-Day Hub Challenge

Updated on March 8, 2011
Travel man (Jose Lui flickr.com)
Travel man (Jose Lui flickr.com)

I am writing thirty

Thirty denotes many things in the literary world. The written language have many notions about it.

First, after finishing you've written, you put 30 after the last period to indicate that it's the whole product of your specific work on the subject. You also put 30 as code for ending. It also means dead, for example, John Doe or Hane Doe writes thirty. It can be an initial sentence to your news.

With the Hubpages, there's a challenge in the Hub Forum about writing thirty articles in a span of one month or thirty days. It clearly dares newbies, like me to participate.

With a pen and a tickler (small notebook) in my hands, I began writing titles of possible topics ranging from Home & Family, Celebrities, Knowledge and Ideas, Health, Travel and Photos, among others.

So, with the help of Hubpages writing tools, I began writing my first entry for the challenge. The hub tools are easy and helpful and will give you some remarks if you don't tag words that are essential for the topic you've been developing.

The photos, ads affiliates like eBay and Amazon should never be forgotten. You should add news capsules, too for further information to the readers. You can also add video capsule, quiz or comment for further clarity of your topic. Good thing,Google ads or AdSense will appear if a finished hub or topic is published.

When I get tired assembling the initial capsules for my hub, I just click the Save Unpublished button for editing later. Then, I'll start with another hub, so on and so forth. I was so oblivious of the time because I was often engrossed with the topics I'm developing.

Eating, sleeping and going to the comfort room became my routine for the last seven days. I drink lots of liquid, especially water to keep my brain refreshed with clusters of ideas just waiting to be developed.

So. I really wrote those thirty hubs. Instead of enjoying my vacation outside the house or strolling the malls in the city, I confined myself in my little nook at my sister's apartment writing voraciously.

There were interruptions, it's inevitable. I had to teach my twin nieces to recite a poem and draw. I also had to answer calls from the manning agency and texted messages from my friends who keep on disturbing my silence and my little netbook from Facebook and Twitter admirers.

Yet, here I am, publishing my 30-finished hubs. I'm ready whatever comments I may receive from the Hubpages community.

As, James Bond will always say, "stirred not shaken." Well, Travel Man is stirred, too, many times but not shaken. Where's my martini?

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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Thanks, Ambition398. This is my early attempt to catch attention in the Hubpages community.

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      Ambition398 

      8 years ago

      Go get 'em! Neat challenge -- and comments. James Bond fan, too :)

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm looking forward to that. As a teenager, you'll have many topics to expound here at HubPages. Good luck, bacville.

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      bacville 

      8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      When I'm on vacation, I will also take the challenge to write 30 hubs and more in a month.

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