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Off to College...

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    Ben Blackwellposted 4 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 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck to you!  College is fun!

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        Ben Blackwellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

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          Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin 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 4 years agoin 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 4 years agoin 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 4 years agoin 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 4 years ago

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

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      Ben Blackwellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

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    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

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

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      Ben Blackwellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I will.  Thank you.

  4. Silva Hayes profile image91
    Silva Hayesposted 4 years ago

    Good luck!  Hope you have a great college experience.

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      Ben Blackwellposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.

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    ologsinquitoposted 4 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 4 years agoin reply to this

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

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    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 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 4 years agoin reply to this

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

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    Silva Hayesposted 4 years ago

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

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    Alise- Evonposted 4 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 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

 
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