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Working on Consistency

  1. Joy M profile image79
    Joy Mposted 4 years ago

    I need to work on my consistency.  I tend to get excited about writing and write a bunch of hubs and then not write for several months.  So my challenge is to write four quality hubs a month for an entire year. 

    Anyone else in need of a little push toward consistent writing?

    1. Sadie14 profile image90
      Sadie14posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely do. I haven't written a new hub in ages. I have gotten so busy with work and other things that I have not had time to spend some time writing a quality hub. I would like to start again though.

    2. myefforts profile image81
      myeffortsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Same here. I wrote 13 hubs and came to stand still. It's been a month since I added the last hub here. I have a couple of ideas in mind to write on but not developing a mood for that. I often intend to do it on weekends but then family and kids overcome all of my plans the thing is lingered on again. Let's see how it goes on coming weekend.... smile

      1. Sadie14 profile image90
        Sadie14posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        We should all set a goal together and go for it!

        1. ThompsonPen profile image78
          ThompsonPenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Sounds fun! I'm down!

    3. Greensleeves Hubs profile image97
      Greensleeves Hubsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is exactly what I tried to do in my first 2 years on HubPages. Even 4 pages was a real struggle because I take a long time over each hub, and 4 pages a month took up nearly all my free time. 4 pages became an average - the actual number completed varied between 2 and 6, but I more or less maintained that record with 92 in my first 2 years (early 2011 - end of 2012). Since then, my recent pages have been among my most detailed and lengthy, and I've only managed 8 since the beginning of 2013. I have just published my 100th page last week, and now I'd like to up the pace a bit.

      Having said that, I would urge most people to limit their output to 4 or 5 a month. As I understand it, for HubPages to be successful today, quality seems to be all important, and most people (certainly myself included) simply cannot publish 10, 20 or 30 high quality web pages in a month. Quality deteriorates. The important thing is to be able to feel really proud of every hub you publish, regardless of how frequently you publish.

      1. myefforts profile image81
        myeffortsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I agree to your suggestion Greensleeves Hubs. If efforts are made to add more than 10 hubs in a month, I believe that would definitely affect quality. I myself have been able to add 14 hubs in the last two months and am finding it quite difficult to spare some time to go for the next one, though the idea is there for the next hub.

  2. gqgirl profile image83
    gqgirlposted 4 years ago

    I tend to do the same exact thing.

  3. cashmere profile image84
    cashmereposted 4 years ago

    This is one challenge I could also do with. I used to manage a couple of Weekly topic inspiration hubs when they had it running  to get fresh hubs written, but of late I seem to have trouble coming up with hubs.

  4. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Good for you, Joy M. I wish you a productive run. It is very difficult to be consistent when life interrupts and does its own thing. I also need to work on overall consistency with my time management and try to prioritize time to write hubs versus time for other tasks that are just as important.

  5. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    wow! I really need a good push. I write 1 hub per month. previously, i wrote 1 hub in 2 months. I wish i have that motivation again. I thought of joining the 30 days hub challenge again but my 1st challenge was a let down. I thought that by writing more hubs, i could get more money and more views. Wrong thoughts

  6. ThompsonPen profile image78
    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago

    That's a really great idea! I like that. I suppose that's what I've been aiming for, a hub a week. But I personally go through ups and downs. Sometimes I can't stand to look at anything that involves writing, and other times I can't keep away from it.
    Has any one got any tips at keeping the flow going?

  7. Joy M profile image79
    Joy Mposted 4 years ago

    ThompsonPen, for myself, if I'm not in a writing frame of mind, I just need to sit myself down in front of the computer and start writing.  I the first paragraph or two are usually worthless but after that I've got writing I can work with.

    Alternatively, sometimes just a change of scenery helps.  Instead of sitting in front of the computer I head outside with paper and pencil.  My creative writing especially tends to be better if I do it outside.

  8. Carola Finch profile image97
    Carola Finchposted 4 years ago

    I am on a lot of mailing lists and "like" Facebook pages in my fields of interest.  Going to Facebook or my mailbox never fails to spark ideas.  Sometimes I focus on collecting information for future hubs.

    1. Joy M profile image79
      Joy Mposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That is a great idea.  I'll have to try that.

  9. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    Would anyone enjoy a challenge that isn't 30 hubs a month? I'm thinking about giving myself one that is to write 500 words a day instead. If you write 30 hubs a month, I don't think they'd be the quality that QAP has in mind or I'd spend all afternoon of my summer months writing.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Start by writing the word "the".

  10. Joy M profile image79
    Joy Mposted 4 years ago

    Just finished July's four...Only 11 more month to go.  smile