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How Do You Motivate Yourself for a Challenge?

  1. electronician profile image85
    electronicianposted 3 years ago

    I've had a fairly prolific start to my Hubpages writing career, publishing 13 hubs in my first 10 days (including a few over 2000 words) out of the excitement of starting something new. But as the 'newness' starts to wear off I can feel the momentum starting to slow already.

    I want to try to keep up that momentum so I've decided to retrospectively enter myself into a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge, which means I need to publish 17 more in the next 20 days.

    But I feel like its going to be hard to motivate myself to do this. I have to make more of an effort to come up with new ideas now, and perhaps do more research rather than writing about things I know very well already. I'd like to make money here, but I know it will take ages and that makes motivating myself hard so i'd love to read any tips which more experience hubbers have to offer!

    1. JG11Bravo profile image89
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I don't qualify as experienced, nor do I have any suggestions for motivation, but if it's of any use to you I'll join you in the challenge and impose it on myself as well.

      1. electronician profile image85
        electronicianposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That'd be great! Do you know how it works for people to do challenges together - do we post on this thread each time we publish a new hub?

    2. Barbara Kay profile image88
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I looked at your hubs and for some new ideas to write about, you could just go into more detail on some of the subjects. You have a beginners guide to programming languages. Write a hub how to program individual ones etc. Searchers would probably look for a more narrow topic anyways.

      1. electronician profile image85
        electronicianposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Barbara, that's a good idea, I will probably do a couple of those and then link to them from the hub you mentioned. And thanks for checking out my hubs!

    3. JG11Bravo profile image89
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this
  2. JG11Bravo profile image89
    JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago

    Honestly, I don't have a clue.  It's just the pair of us, though, so I think we'll be fine to just go ahead and make up our own rules.

    I joined 3 weeks ago, and I've got 19 hubs, so that's 11 in 9 days for me.

    1. electronician profile image85
      electronicianposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's definitely doable - good luck with it!

  3. dwelburn profile image95
    dwelburnposted 3 years ago

    You have both made a great start here. I've been lacking motivation and new ideas recently too, and I think the challenge itself will increase motivation - especially if you two are doing it together. Maybe I'll take up a challenge in the new year. Best of luck to you both.

    1. electronician profile image85
      electronicianposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!

  4. electronician profile image85
    electronicianposted 3 years ago

    I published my next hub - Its on 'Urban Personal Protection Equipment' - hope to see a next one from you soon JG11Bravo!

  5. jemuelO profile image84
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    We've got the same problem, it's really hard for me to make more hubs with lack of motivation. Well I think I will join the hub challenge when time allows. Good luck on your challenge!

    1. electronician profile image85
      electronicianposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, good luck to you too!

      1. JG11Bravo profile image89
        JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I should probably note that I don't write on the weekends.  Don't want you to think I forgot or anything.

 
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