I just try to maximize my page views.
I'm not concerned about my personal hubscore or where my individual hubs start. As my stuff gets read, you either like it or you don't. I have no influence on comments, voting up/down, or anything else. I just do what I do and see what happens.
Part of this is just an exercise. I got out of the habit of writing and am trying to get back in. I have always been one of those people who has to have a dollar sign attached to something to make me do it. This provides that, albeit tiny.
The accolades are basically useless. Except for the ones for Hub of the Day or a HubNugget, most of them have absolutely nothing to do with anything except cranking out hubs or dinking around here in the Q&A or the Forums. What does that have to do with the price of tea in China? I know not.
I've seen people with horrible writing samples and relatively high scores and high numbers of accolades. I've collected a fair amount in the couple of weeks that I've been here. "I have a Level XIX Commentorium with Triple Pips," is really pretty meaningless. Isn't it?