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Off to College...

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    Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago

    I leave for college next weekend.  I will still have internet access, but I don't think I'll have much time to write or participate here, so I've set a goal: to write 4 featured hubs in the next 5 days to bring me up to 50 hubs, get my 100th follower (I only have 1 left), and then write 1 hub a month and leave comments here and there.

    What I'm worried about is that I'll lose followers (not technically) and lose time through my inactivity as I did last semester.  Do you guys have any suggestions as to what I can do during college to keep the ball rolling here?

    Thanks
    Ben Blackwell

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      Lybrahposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good luck to you!  College is fun!

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        Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you.

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          Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Study by writing about what you are learning. One of the members here even writes about how to solve math equations. You could write about a historical event that you need to remember the details about.

          Good luck in college and don't forget to have a fun time.

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            Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            That's a pretty good idea.  I have uploaded actual college assignments (after they've been graded), but I suppose I could write on what I'm learning even if it's not for an assignment.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      As WriterJanis suggested, perhaps you can set a goal to write one hub on a weekend. If you have other things you want to do with your free time on the weekend and don't want to spend a few hours working on a hub, you could write a little bit in a notebook whenever you have time and then just type it in on Saturday or Sunday morning.

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        Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The notebook thing sounds like a good idea.  I will try to write a hub on each weekend, but I also have a job there, so it will be rough.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Perhaps set aside some time on the weekends? By the way, good luck with college.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.

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    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Keep trying to improve your Hubs so that you will gain more traffic and better scores.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I will.  Thank you.

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    Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago

    Good luck!  Hope you have a great college experience.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks.

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    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Best of luck in your studies. I like the notebook idea. That way he doesn't have to devote hours on a weekend to making a hub. You are very wise to start something like writing for Hub Pages when you are young.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I can see why, but what reasons are you thinking of?

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    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Congrats on heading back to college, and on your 100th follower (I read that post!). Your time at school will be a good chance to let your hubs get more Google juice - that takes time. And writing one a month is a really good and realistic goal.

    During those times when you check in at HP, take a few minutes to read & comment on the HOTD, and check out any hubs that appear on your feed. That's a good way to keep a presence here, and to meet more writers (and maybe reach 150 followers!).

    Good luck this semester - we will be thinking of you!

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  Sounds good, and I'll definitely do it.

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    Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago

    College will give you lots of material for new hubs - both academically and socially.

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    Alise- Evonposted 3 years ago

    I don't really have anything to add, but I did want to wish you all the best at college.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you.

 
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