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Thirty Hubs in Thirty Days

Updated on January 24, 2014
Is an empty seat like an empty mind?  Can you fill it?
Is an empty seat like an empty mind? Can you fill it? | Source

Whew! Thirty hubs in thirty days. I can't believe I did it! I'm not saying I wrote the best thirty hubs ever written, but I did write thirty hubs. A website writer? Me? No, but a hub writer yes. Convolutedly I guess you could say a website writer since HubPages is a website. I can finally breathe without having to worry about tomorrow's hub. Now that it's over though I must say it's been a great experience.

I waited a year to take the 30/30 challenge. I kept reading about it and thinking about it but couldn't get up the nerve. Finally, I just decided to jump in and do it. My first hub was about the thirty day challenge so I thought my last hub should be about the thirty day challenge bringing me full circle.

I think I have become an online writer. I'm writing online at a regular rate and the 30/30 has increased my writing and my thinking. My followers have grown to 218 from 147 in thirty days, my hubs to 143, and my hub score fluctuates between 94 and 97. What an improvement over just a month ago!

There are numerous hubs to help you along the way, here's another one that may help give you a jump start.

Everyone says your readership will improve with the challenge. I was a little leary of this thinking you really need quality hubs to make people want to read them and let's face it, churning out thirty in thirty days isn't easy, but surprisingly it was easier than I thought. I would start thinking about the next topic before I finished writing the one I was working on. I did use a little help and write three hubs based on questions posted on hubpages but surprisingly one of them was really good! As I pointed out earlier my readership did improve. Lots of new people read my hubs and left lots of new and interesting comments.

The other thing I learned is there are a lot of hub writers taking the thirty day challenge every day! The Thirty Day Challenge hosted by Hub Pages is no longer offered, however, there is no reason why you can't start your own thirty day challenge and write thirty hubs in thirty days!

We all have ideas in our head.
We all have ideas in our head. | Source

There are hub ideas everywhere, you just have to be more aware. I thought I might find my niche but I really haven't. I still write about everything and anything that comes to mind. I did find hubs about animals and music are always popular and a few I wrote that I thought wouldn't make it turned out to be popular and vice versa, ones I thought would be popular are just sitting there.

I know you've heard about keywords ad infinitum but believe me, use them. Even if you only use two or three like I've been doing they do help. I can't explain the logistics or the exact reason but they do make a difference.

Pictures! Use lots of pictures you took yourself, they make a big difference in the promotion of your hub. You don't have to be a professional photographer but subject appropriate pictures add a certain pizzazz to your hub. Let's face it if you're writing about your pet pooch and he's a Lab and you have pictures of a Doberman, it's just not the same. Videos, yes, home videos are a plus as well. It lets people know you care about what you're writing and you're really into your subject matter. Short video taken on your camera or cell phone are all you need. Of course, it helps if they are halfway decent so they make the transition to hubpages and still allow people to see the beauty of it. If you don't have your own videos, YouTube will certainly help you out. You can find videos on just about any subject there is.

There are those who use various other sites to promote their hubs and I have used Reddit, Redgage, Digg, and Bibsonomy as well as Twitter but during the 30 day challenge I didn't really use any of them very much as I was concentrating on my writing. As a follow up here, Reddit doesn't seem worth the bother.

Unfortunately, during the 30 day challenge I didn't read as many hubs as I normally would, there just wasn't enough time in the day. It's time now to get back to my followers and read their wonderful hubs and the hubs of newbies as well! Reading other hubs and leaving comments will turn out to be a mutual admiration society for both of you.

I'm aware this isn't the most rousing or entertaining hub you've ever read (I hope it gets a few readers) but my main message is TRY THE 30 DAY CHALLENGE! If I can do it, anyone can do it. Not only does it help your writing but it helps your readership. If I can help you in any way, email me or leave me a comment and I will get back to you with the best answer I can give you. Visit the Challenge page and read the comments and hubs there to give you inspiration. Look at the questions people ask and use them for inspiration, I know you can do it!!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I would be more than happy to help you anytime Alaxia! Feel free to contact me (through the contact link/email). It is a challenge but you can do it!

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      Cara Alex 5 years ago from Somewhere in the United Kingdom

      This is really useful and has motivated me to do it, there are also a lot of useful links for my 30 day challenge and I'd really appreciate it if you could support me with this.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks livingabroad. You would be surprised how 'inspired' you become when you're working with a deadline. I've never done anything like that before and was amazed I could do it! So, if I could do it, you certainly can.

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      livingabroad 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      What an achievement, congratulations! You inspire me to carry on TRYING to write! It's definitely on my list of things to do here on hubpages, but whether time will allow, I'm not so sure. I don't know if my brain can think of that many things to write about! Keep up the good hubbing!

      Up, interesting and SHARING.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      You don't really "sign up" but the place to post and follow is:

      I thought it was a big deal too! It took a lot of dedication but it was well worth it. Thanks moonlake. I'd like to try it again in a couple of months.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Is there an actual place where you sign up for 30 hubs in 30 days or do you just do it. I'm a little late but congrats on finishing 30 that's a big deal I think. Vote Up.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the info Keith. This is the second of my hubs to make it on Bigezine. Unfortunately from what I can gather it is a foreign site and there isn't too much we can do about it. Even though our works are copyrighted they continue to steal them!

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      Keith Worth 5 years ago

      Great article, it's a shame I found it on the thief site instead of here first.

      Thought you'd like to know. Clearly they have no shame to steal an article blatantly written for this site.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Nell. It took a little ignoring (family & friends) to get it done, but it actually was a fun experience. Give it a go (cockney accent there!)and let me know so I can follow!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I am seriously thinking about 'dipping my feet in the water' so to speak! haha! Its not that I don't want to do it, its just the other people around me in my family want and Need things! (notice the sarcasm?) lol! but I may well try it, well done! now sit down, have a nice cuppa tea, (cockney accent there!) and very well done! lol!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I know what you mean Au Fait, you still have to pay the bills. I did have fun but it was very time consuming. It seems that's all I was doing for 30 days, between thinking of ideas, fleshing them out then writing them. It made a difference in my overall income on HP and drove my readersip up. Thanks for reading.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Sounds like you really enjoyed the experience. Has it made any difference with AdSense? Alas, I must tend to my regular paying job first. Otherwise I could probably churn them out a couple or more every day. I have a long list of ideas, but what I need is money to pay the bills so that I can have time to write.

      Congratulations. Interesting to hear about your experience.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks Eddy, you are always so encouraging!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Congratulations and very inspiring also.

      A great achievement;take care and enjoy your day,


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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      My score was 94-97, it fluctuated. As for the writing aside from the challenge of finding titles I had to keep explaining to my husband, it's only 30 days and when I knew my kids were coming for the weekend I had to write two or three before they came! Thanks Mary. Now I can read more of your hubs ;)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow! I have to hand it to you! I see your author score is 100 now. I can't remember what it was before the challenge, but it was high as I recall. I just don't think I could write 30 Hubs in 30 days. If I were completed isolated, and if my famiy would go hungry and wear the same dirty clothes day after day, I might could do it. Congrats!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      P.S. Bob, I just realized what you meant about 100! Thanks.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I totally understand Lord. It was difficult to find time to read hubs and comment when writing a hub a day. I know you can do it though!

      Right, Ronnie. Now if I can just find the eggs ;)

      Effie you are my true cheering squad. BTW I know you could do it, just get rid of your husband and kids and you'll have no problem ;)

      Greatstuff I know what you mean. I was the same way but once I committed myself I just had to shorten my research and photo placements. It's a whole new way of doing things but it's only 30 days :)

      Thanks Bob. Of course you could do it. With your sense of humor you could do anything, anytime!

      Thanks Lynn.

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      Congrats!!! Love that you acheived your challenge!

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      diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Well done Tilly!!!

      Now you can put down the congratulatory trumpet as you will find that staying at 100 is harder than getting there.

      And isn't just hub production that keep the high rating, you have to comment all the time on other's work and answer questions and all the other bits amd pieces.

      But let's not take away from your huge achievement today of 30 hubs in 30 days (i couldn't do it) and your reaching 100.


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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Congrats on the accomplishment..not sure when I can take this challenge, so many things going on at the moment. I take days to complete one hub as I tend to spend too much time doing research and looking for the right photos. Will see how it goes...hmmm

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I knew you would get the job done! Congratulations, Til!! It definitely takes a certain amount of courage and confidence to take on the 30/30!

      I disagree with you when you say they may not have all been great hubs! They were all fantastic. It's not cheating when you write a hub in response to a question! That is encouraged! I'm sure you are glad it's over. Back to the Hub routine of reading and commenting for awhile. You've inspired if I could just borrow some of that courage to jump in!!!lol

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      Ronnie 5 years ago

      Congrats just in time to start coloring Easter Eggs

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Congrats! Tillsontitan,

      I'm on the 30/30 challenge right now and readership has increased, and you are right, my score has gone from 88-89 up to 92-94. Great to hear that you have done it too. Love your topics, and due to this challenge, I have had little time to comment on some friends.