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  1. parkerk393 profile image70
    parkerk393posted 13 years ago

    I'm already 2 hubs in on my first day!

    1. johnb0127 profile image61
      johnb0127posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great job!

  2. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 13 years ago

    SPLAAAASSSSSSSH!!!! Im diving right in. missed the 'boat' yesterday. So swimming hard and fast to catch up with it offshore.
    I love this opportunity to write more hubs, as i feel ive not been writing enough.
    Im so excited and i absolutely adore HP for this.
    Question: can i link related hubs to each other in this 30-30?

    1. darkside profile image71
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes you can.

      1. viryabo profile image95
        viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Darkside.

  3. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Day 2, hub 2 for me and I keep missing my deadline. How is everyone else doing? good I hope. Actually some of you are like super writers, well done all.

    1. Richard Ring profile image61
      Richard Ringposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Doing OK but I did not set any deadlines for myself; too restrictive with life. I saw you like to work under pressure? I always wig out and do worse when I have pressure; I need to relax and have some house music on to write. Don't know how you do it! But if it works, keep at it ;p Good luck!

    2. viryabo profile image95
      viryaboposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Day 1- Hub 3. I just hope i can keep up with this pace.

  4. Violet Valerie profile image74
    Violet Valerieposted 13 years ago

    Well, I meant to start yesterday, but had to meet a work deadline.  1 posted today, 29 to go...

    1. Richard Ring profile image61
      Richard Ringposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Work Deadlines > HubChallenge Deadlines; we won't fire you. smile

  5. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Well done violet! The great thing about this challenge is that you can start whenever you like as it's ongoing!

  6. An Archigirl profile image60
    An Archigirlposted 13 years ago

    Hi hub challengers!! I've just finished my second hub.I'm new to the internet marketing world... so this challenge is  for FUN and  to get the hang of things!...so far so good-1 hub a day seemed easy enough..but hmmm- I hope to keep up the pace.

  7. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    You're all doing great!  You're producing hubs and having fun, that's what it's all about.  You'll see results with that formula everytime.

  8. E. A. Wright profile image72
    E. A. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    Third hub down. Got way too into it... I'll need a strategy for knowing when to break one hub into two.

    Now off to check out what others are writing.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Which hub, EA Wright?  I glanced throught quite a few of yours and I didn't see any that looked too long.  What is the word count?  Many hubbers see 700 words as their minimum and about 1500-1800 their cut-off.  It's entirely a personal preference and whatever you see covers the topic appropriately.

  9. E. A. Wright profile image72
    E. A. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    I wrote about the songs that kept my spirits up during a long distance relationship. Only about 850 words, but with more than a dozen on songs on the list, perhaps I should have done one hub on the "Top 10" in that category, then a second hub on the other almost-as-good songs.

    Or is it really better to be as encyclopedic as possible within a single hub?

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      850 total is perfect for one hub.

      Think about how you feel when you read hubs or other articles online.  Do you want a quick read or a thorough read?  I think it depends on the topic.

  10. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    EA Wright, your hub looks great.  I went to check it out.  You did a great job with the photos, bolding some of the text for emphasis, and it is just downright attractive.

    The only suggestion I have, and it's just a suggestion, is you may want to consider dividing your text up into more text capsules. I'm assuming you have an Adsense account.  If you do, you're going to want to give Adsense a place to put their ads.  They like putting one on the right side as high up as they can and you took that top slot with your sunset picture.  That's ok, I do it to, so they slipped in just underneath it.  The next thing they are going to want to do is slip a row in between your first and second text capsule.  Since you had one continuous text capsule, they had to slide in between your text and your last sunset picture.  I think that could hurt you a bit.  How?  They study the best places to be to optimize money making potential.  I think they could see that as hurting their money-making potential and that obviously will also hurt your money-making potential.

    1. E. A. Wright profile image72
      E. A. Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Took your advice, thanks. We'll see what happens.

  11. Kidgas profile image66
    Kidgasposted 13 years ago

    Dang, I'm worn out after only 3 hubs.  Or maybe cause it's 1 am.  I noticed that there is a lot less HP traffic in my traffic sources.  Found that interesting.  Not that I'm complaining about my outside traffic mind you.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      HP traffic will get you fans, outside traffic will get you money.  Fans or money? 

      People who want to read you will still read you. 

      Personally, I take breaks sometimes and go read a few of my favorite hubbers.

      1. Kidgas profile image66
        Kidgasposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, I have figured that out.  Don't have a ton of fans but that is OK by me.  The Adsense is starting to move in the right direction.

  12. Pearldiver profile image70
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Day 2 .............. Phew.. Published my First. smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome, Pearldiver!  I'll head off to read what you and Kidgas wrote!  Be back in a minute!

  13. Kidgas profile image66
    Kidgasposted 13 years ago

    Good job!

  14. johnb0127 profile image61
    johnb0127posted 13 years ago

    Already done 3 hubs, 2 days down.  This is fun!

  15. KCC Big Country profile image83
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    You're kicking butt, John!  Did Parker decided to do it? I had emailed him and he said no, but then I noticed he posted 2 hubs and mentioned them as if they were part of the challenge.

  16. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 13 years ago

    http://www.rpparp.devisland.net/becky/images/Sneetches.gif

    I've been meaning to write a book review on a Dr. Seuss book.  I finally got around to doing it.  1 down, 29 to go.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The Sneetches is my absolute favorite Dr. Seuss story.  Great lesson in that story!  Congrats on 1 down! I'm off to read it!

  17. glendoncaba profile image77
    glendoncabaposted 13 years ago

    I wanna, I wanna, a waana.  I want to.  Rules?  Registration?

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/17849

      The link above has the rules.  Welcome aboard.

  18. Queen of the Lint profile image61
    Queen of the Lintposted 13 years ago

    Day 2 for me. Remind me why I thought this was a good idea? I'm feeling stressed already!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ok...since you asked....you thought this was a good idea because you could see the results the Hub Team members had during the last challenge, you saw the fun and excitement that the current hub challengers were having and wanted to be a part of it, you saw the potential to increase your earning potential, and you felt you had what it took to meet this challenge head on.

      Now....you still do.  Relax. You're doing fine. Everyone handles a 'deadline' differently. Would it take the pressure off if you thought about it as a homework assignment that isn't due until 28 days from now?  The goal was 30 hubs in 30 days, not one a day.  Relax if some days you don't publish a hub.  I posted my last schedule in one of these forums yesterday where I showed how I had 8 days were I published no hubs, and I still had 36 in 28 days.

      1. profile image0
        sharongailposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hey there. I am so glad you brought up the point that we don't have to do one hub a day for 30 days. I have already sent through 10. Things just started flowing through my mind. I am curious about the twitter thing, though. I have copied/pasted my url then behind it put the number sign and spelled all together hubchallenge. Now what I don't understand is why doesn't the column move? I am new to twitter and only have one person following. Please any help would be much appreciative.

  19. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 13 years ago

    Six down, 24 to go! smile

  20. Mubin123 profile image56
    Mubin123posted 13 years ago

    I've done 6 already. 24 more to go.  Looking to write more for today as will be out tomorrow.

  21. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    I'm only 3 down. 27 to go. I wonder if there are any special foods or drinks to stimulate the brain so I can get some writing ideas...  smile

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image67
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Find some then hub them!  Sounds like a great idea for at least one hub if not more...

      There's no rocket science here - this is the kind of thing I get my ideas from...

    2. quicksand profile image81
      quicksandposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Any alcoholic drink would do! smile

  22. An Archigirl profile image60
    An Archigirlposted 13 years ago

    Day 3 and 3 Hubs down-I seem to be on target.So now I'm free to mingle in the forums:)

    I joined hub pages 4 weeks ago-published one hub then ran out of ideas-didnt log in again until last week - came across the summer hub mob challenge and now I'm a hubmonster :-D (a green one)

    I'm not sure how things work around the internet marketing bits...SEO -hmm still not sure what that is! I have seen a few forum tips on key words etc.But right now I'm just loving putting the hubs together- Feel free to lend your expert advice in the key word department!Critiques and compliments are welcome!

  23. glendoncaba profile image77
    glendoncabaposted 13 years ago

    Day 3:  One hub so I'm up and running.

    I've also created the blog and added that hashtag thingy to my twitter post.

    Here is my blog:
    http://30hubs30days.blogspot.com/

  24. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    5 done and 25 to go...

    I'm finding that the more I surf online, then the more ideas I can incorporate into my hubs, specific additional keywords that relate to each hubpage at hand, even though I've done my keyword research for all of my hubpages, I can still find usable variations.

    If really there are others struggling to write or get ideas for hubpages, just look at your books,dvds hobbies and interests and just write about them, it cuts down on time somewhat as you may know more about the things you know or have to hand than going out and researching something from scratch and plus it is more fun.....

  25. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Hi everyone hope you are all enjoying the challenge. I just published hub 3 of 30 and today I actually made my deadline!

  26. Lisawilliamsj profile image83
    Lisawilliamsjposted 13 years ago

    I am in. I am getting in over my head, but it wont be the first time!!

  27. profile image0
    PJ_Deneenposted 13 years ago

    I'm in too, although I will be spreading this out over my two IDs, this one and MichiganLover. Good luck everyone.  This is a great way to stretch our writing muscles.smile

    I've got 3 done so far and working on a 4th tonight.

  28. profile image0
    ChristopherDposted 13 years ago

    Well, I am ahead but vacation time is coming up and it will screw me up.

    6th day and I am on number 11 next time I can come up with a Hub.

  29. darkside profile image71
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    Is this a link to a facebook page that's a link to your hub?

    Did you hear the news? There's just one thread to post your hubchallenge hubs. And this one isn't it.

    So use the thread provided, and cut out the middle man and don't use the facebook redirection.

  30. michaelchester profile image60
    michaelchesterposted 13 years ago

    I am new to blogging, at least relatively new. Started this year and had somne distractions that had to take priority. Looking to dive in head first now and gain some serous experience. Two questions. Is it too late to join this challenge and do I have to register anywhere? Oh yeah, one more, if I pick a topic, am I locked into it for all thirty?

    1. darkside profile image71
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It's not too late. It's ongoing, so your 30 days starts whenever you want it to start.

      And you're not locked into the same topic. Do 30 different topics if you wish. Or do a few here and a few there.

      If you do some that are related, you can cross link them, that's a good way to get your reader to stick around.

      1. michaelchester profile image60
        michaelchesterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Darkside, thanks for your prompt response. once again, I have some family business that will take me out of town for a few days but I am going to start my thirty days on Monday. Until then, I will spend my free time organizing my thoughts. Once again, thanks.

  31. adsensesecrets profile image60
    adsensesecretsposted 13 years ago

    I'm in. My first Hub Challenge!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome aboard!  Have fun with it!  Be sure to read the three major threads at the beginning of the forum.  One has the rules, one is the place to post your links and the other gives you some info about the team here to help you!

    2. johnb0127 profile image61
      johnb0127posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck!  Its my first one too and I love it so far!  You will too, I am sure

  32. netadept profile image61
    netadeptposted 13 years ago

    Count me in, 2 hubs down, 28 to go. I will do my best to submit quality writing. It will be a good exercise for me, I know I need loads of practice, and there is plenty of room for improvement in my writing style.

    First Hub created July 28th (yesterday).

    Time to make another cup of black tea. big_smile

    -Netadept

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome aboard! Sounds like you're off to a great start and have a winning attitude!

  33. johnb0127 profile image61
    johnb0127posted 13 years ago

    Sixth day.... 9 hubs down.  This is fun!

  34. bingskee profile image59
    bingskeeposted 13 years ago
    1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You keep posting these in the wrong thread...

    2. Julie-Ann Amos profile image67
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Bingskee if you keep randonly posting your hubs in any old thread despite being asked SEVERAL times by myself and others to put them in the correct one, two things will happen.  Actually 3.

      1. HubPages staff will delete the post as not in the appropriate place, as you've been told where to place these posts correctly.

      2. People won't find them and look at them because they're in the wrong place, so you are losing traffic.

      3. You'll annoy people so they won't either become your fan or look at your hubs. 

      re no 3.  It's really irritating (at least to me) that I and several other people have asked you to post these in the right place and yet you carry on placing them wherever you feel like it.  And I'm happy to own that and say outright that it's irritating - and if I'm feeling that then I am sure a lot of other people must be too.

      In case you're not coming back and checking the posts at all for replies (although I know you are because you acknowledged one request to stop doing this), I'm emailing this to you also via your profile, as part of our role on the HubChallenge team is to help users of these hubs get it right, so they get maximum fans, traffic and income from the HubChallege.  Which includes issuing warnings and taking action when we do help, over and over again and the advice is ignored and it's harming your chances of doing well here.

  35. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    Day 9 - I am really up for the challenge but have totally ran out of GENUINE things to write about. (as some are complaining about qualities of Hubs)

    I was gonna write on Big Brother but BadCompany didn't think it was a good idea.

    Nothing else comes to mind. Not a sausage.

    Any idea's would be welcome, as I don't wanna drop out.

    Cheers.

  36. bluewings profile image61
    bluewingsposted 13 years ago

    This is interesting.I've 17 straight days off.I want to give it a try.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome aboard! We look forward to reading your hubs!

      1. bluewings profile image61
        bluewingsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks,KCC!smile

  37. informixx profile image61
    informixxposted 13 years ago

    This is cool! I will join this one.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to have you too!  Look forward to reading them!

    2. Trekkiemelissa profile image68
      Trekkiemelissaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome aboard. Jump on in when you are ready smile

      You can add your hub links to this thread:  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18049

      Most importantly, have fun smile

  38. johnb0127 profile image61
    johnb0127posted 13 years ago

    This HubChallenge is great!  Just published my 100th hub smile

  39. Julie-Ann Amos profile image67
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 13 years ago

    Congratulations!

  40. rmr profile image68
    rmrposted 13 years ago

    Ok, 8-5-09 is day 1, for me. First hub is live. This is going to get interesting, for sure!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image60
      Ryan Hupferposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhhhhh, yeah!!! Let us know if we can help you out!

  41. Political LCSW profile image59
    Political LCSWposted 13 years ago

    Ok, I'm starting today.  Day 1, Hub 1.  This is exciting.  I plan on learning so much from this and I plan on this experience leading to many more great things!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image83
      KCC Big Countryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It'll be a great experience! Welcome aboard!  We look forward to reading them!

 
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