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Do you have the guts?

  1. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Do you have the guts?

    To commit to 30 days? Have you got what it takes?

    Do you have the talent?

    To make each and every one of those 30 hubs something to be proud of?  Have you got what it takes?

    Then challenge yourself to make 30 hubs in 30 days!

    Find out more information about the 30 Hubs In 30 Days Hub Challenge here.

    1. bigmikeh profile image79
      bigmikehposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It hadn't crossed my mind that it had anything to do with guts!

      Ability, yes. Commitment, yes. All subject to having the time available. Like many others, Hubpages is only part of my online activity. I am totally neutral about the challenge - good luck to those who participate, it just doesn't fit with my current goals.

      I'm not sure if the first post helps the Hubpages community by suggesting that those who take part have "guts" and those that do not, are therefore "gutless". In fact I could suggest that those who choose to take part are those who need help with personal motivation, planning and short terms goals. But I won't!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, since you 'went there' anyway.....that hardly means much from someone with 30 hubs under their belt. 

        Darkside's 'guts' approach works for some people, some need that kind of push.  If you're not one of them, don't worry about it. The message wasn't intended for you.  smile

      2. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If I said 'good day' to you in person would you tell me all the reasons why it isn't? That there's famine and war happening somewhere else in the world. That natural disasters are occurring. That disease is spreading.

        Lighten up. Grab yourself another one of those glasses of brew that you have in your profile avatar, kick back and enjoy. Even though drink driving claims the lives of innocent victims and alcoholism is a major cause for domestic violence.

        1. bigmikeh profile image79
          bigmikehposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Fascinating response! Make a well intentioned comment that methodically producing hubs may be more to do with time and planning than guts, and get an instant personality analysis and a lecture on the dangers of alcohol... Makes me smile! Where's that beer?

          1. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Now you see, you've gone and over-analyzed both my posts.

  2. Koby profile image55
    Kobyposted 8 years ago

    i'm reporting this for being spammy and over-promotional!  Juust kidding XD

    I had the guts to try, but i think i'm going to have to make it a 30 hubs in 50 days challenge because i couldn't bring myself to write this week hmm

    I just can't keep up!

    Good Luck to everyone else that you don't end  up in a similar situation to mine!

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great line.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Without any doubt. smile

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
          Mrvoodooposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Agreed.

          When I worked for AOL a few years back they had people whose sole job it was to inspire the rest of us on to greater heights, paid inspirer's, motivators, lots of 'we can do its' and 'go team, go's' read from cue cards, everyone hated those guys.

          But enough of that negativity, 'Go Team, Go!'

          1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
            Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have been thinking about this aspect since lets say day 2 if not day 1. I believe every such site have them and so does HubPages. Now I am seeing too many of them here.

  3. yoshi97 profile image63
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    I'd love to commit, Darky, but real life (and other sites I maintain) stretched me too thin. But I will do what I can to put out a few more hubs this month. In fact, I have some really good topics in the works ... some more hubbing 101, some more Writing 101, and a few surprise topics. Now all I need is time to write them all.

    *I gotta hire me a ghost writer - lol!*

    **Note to self: be careful not to omit important commas ... as you darned near said ya wanted to commit Darky - bad, Yoshi, bad!**

  4. rmr profile image80
    rmrposted 8 years ago

    I have the guts and, as luck would have it, I have quite a bit of time on my hands at the moment. This should be a challenge for someone who has barely written 30 hubs in over a year and a half. I'll be gathering up some topics, and entering soon.

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image66
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Fab - look forward to seeing you in the HubChallenge

  5. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago

    No, Sorry, I don't. smile

    Hi rmr, long time no see.

  6. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Well, yeah, I'm innit awreddy....

    Really just Posted to say:  Eric, that is a cool Avatar!

    1. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Ghost he is the man with two brains. smile

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    Darkside, I believe its more a matter of time than guts.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We all have time issues.  I work fulltime, have a family to take care of (no small children) AND write fulltime. It's all about priorities for YOU.

      You have to remember that the Challenge is aimed at those who WANT to take the Challenge, if you don't want to, that don't get offended when we put the Challenge out there.  No need to apologize, no need to make excuses.  The challenge isn't for you.  Honestly, we aren't taking names to see who is or isn't so that we can think differently about the people who did or didn't.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Are you darkside?

        Did I ask you what do you have to do all day long bla bla?

        I am already taking the challenge... I wonder who let you out so that you would talk t others on forums in an insulting way.

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
          Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this
          1. KCC Big Country profile image86
            KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            LMAO....are we a bit touchy today?

        2. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          For some reason my opening post was regarded as being insulting anyway, that I was insinuiting that some people are gutless. So I'm pointing out the silliness in dissecting everything I've said, by being silly and dissecting the 'message' he is broadcasting.

          1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
            Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You are just being a bit down-to-earth man... Your post wasn't a bad one.

        3. Julie-Ann Amos profile image66
          Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Now THAT was insulting.

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And for some it will be guts. About it being a challenge. Some people will have all the time in the world, they need to be challenged. They need to be 'dared'. They need the motivation to push them out of their comfort zone.

      Last time I put my hand up for 100 in 30 days. I certainly did not have the time. But a determined effort saw me manage to complete 30.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
        Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are right and who knows all of us who are complaining about time might write 50 or so quality hubs in 30 days when the determination enlighten us... Still quite a few days left.

  8. world of the wise profile image67
    world of the wiseposted 8 years ago

    I am 5 days old, 6 hubs. i will amke it 40 hubs 30 days

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      40 in 30 days!

      YOU'VE GOT GUTS MAN!

      big_smile

  9. world of the wise profile image67
    world of the wiseposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, i hadnt read your article at first, but i may enter the challenge

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We'd love to have you! We've been having a blast with it.  Some of us started just over a week ago.  Start your 30 days whenever you want.  You can start now, in a few days, or count from 5 days ago, up to you.

  10. world of the wise profile image67
    world of the wiseposted 8 years ago

    Ok, let us take my beggining date, 5 days ago. Now all of count upto 30, you are gonna see magic

  11. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Sidenote: For others reading this thread, if you're not competing in the 30 Hubs In 30 Days Hub Challenge I am not implying that you lack guts and/or talent.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh , thanks !  I was worried ! lol

  12. Ladybird33 profile image63
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    I am in DS, now what do I do?  Tody is day 10 right?  Just start writing and publishing?  Kind of exciting, this is my first one smile

    1. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love your avatar ladybird. smile

      1. Ladybird33 profile image63
        Ladybird33posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you smile Might as well try it...not getting any younger

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Day 1 is whatever day you wish to start.

  13. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I have the guts big_smile  My brain went on standstill for a few days.  I guess I'm not use to writing with a "deadline".  But, new ideas have emerged into my head & I'll be writing them today...well, unless the beautiful weather draws me outside smile

  14. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I don't and happy with this smile

    On a side note, shouldn't this be under 30DC forum?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The point was to promote outside of the 30DHC forum and expose the message to people who have so far not ventured that far down the forum mainpage.

      Though I almost mistook myself for having accidentally posted it in the Religion or Politics sub-forums. http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9336/arguetm1.gif

  15. Ladybird33 profile image63
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    1 done, 29 to go...gosh, keep your fingers cross wink

 
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