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Well this is number 30

Updated on October 16, 2009

Hub Challenge

Actually I'm doing because it was there
Actually I'm doing because it was there

This might be cheating

Well this is about day 30 in my 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. It has been a good experience. At times I felt a bit stressed to find things to write about and I wrote about things that I never would have written about if it weren't doing the challenge. I learned about many things that I might not have even researched if I wasn't searching for ideas to write about.

A couple of times I even took parts of other articles, but this results in a red flag being put on your hub for duplicate content, so don't waste your time because the time it takes to re-do the hub far out weighs any time you might have saved by being lazy and rushed. Besides it is far better to communicate in your own "voice" than include something someone else said that you agree with, because you usually would say it differently and this usually better fits your own particular views.

There are a multitude of barriers to writing 30 hubs in 30 days. Surprisingly time is not the main one. I would say finding things to write about is very near the top because this causes you to waste a large portion of the time you do have. There are a few hubs that give some good ideas as to how find things to write about that helped along the way, and I would like to give them credit as soon as I find them again. If however I forget, which happens more than I would like, you can search for 30 hubs in 30 days articles and they'll be there.

I also was a bit inhibited, as I'm sure many are, by needing to finish the hub once started and not having time to do it in one sitting.  This I over came with google docs. By writing the main body in bits and pieces and then copy and paste when you have time to complete it. If not for google docs I never would have made it.

My netbook, which I'm working on right now, also contributed to being able to find the time to work on the hubs.  I'm writing in a Starbucks right now and I just finished watching a webinar.  I really have taken advantage of this devices portability and versatility.

I would highly recommend doing the challenge just for the experience. Just today I read a hub by a guy who took 90 days to do the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. I looked at his hubs and they were really good. Even though it took longer he pushed it through to a done and didn't compromise for the sake of time. This I think is part of the spirit of the challenge, even though it took a bit longer.

So if you haven't tried the challenge for whatever reason whether it is time, subject matter, or fear that you won't make it, just do it! Whats the worst that can happen?  There is no fine for not making it. You get lots of support from fellow hubbers. Heck, you might even make some friends along the way. So there is really nothing to lose, why not give it a try?


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      8 years ago

      Glad you made your goal...but you have a lot more to write. You've only started...

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      9 years ago

      Thanks! You know 30 in 30 wouldn't be so hard if life didn't put so many other demands on you plate, but I enjoy writing the hubs so it all works out.

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      Simon Cook 

      9 years ago from NJ, USA

      I agrere 30 in 30 isn't easy - I should just achieve it this month though!! Well done!!!


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