What milestones have you set for your hubbing?
I decided to write hubs as a way to relieve tension. Just sitting down and writing something that is not class related is relaxing. Then I decided that I really like what I'm doing so I started to set goals for myself. Increasing my followers from 18 to 36 was a milestone. Writing 20 hubs was a milestone. Increasing my average daily hug views from 4 to 10 was a milestone. Not much of a milestone, but a milestone just the same. Now I see my accolades and I want to increase those. The desire to do better is never ending!
What are your milestones?
To achieve better responses, by way of comments to my hubs, to not spend too much time on hubbing, to cotton onto what receives the most response in questions, to up my followers and to gradually be upgraded by hubpages, and if I find I no longer like what I am doing, and continue to not receive much in the way of responses I'll turn in another direction, meantime I am maintaining my skills for stringing words together should I ever need that again and I definitely want more remuneration for the time I put in, not simply peanuts, so I guess that makes me something of a monkey, but I could be worse, couldn't I?
Nice question and nice prelude from you, I hope you set the orchestra going.
Milestones that I've set are 30, 50 and 100 hubs.
I have other goals but I don't really think of them as milestones. Increasing traffic is a goal, gaining more followers, writing on a greater range of topic, getting traffic from outside of hubpages. These are all goals that I have.
Some of them have started to work themselves out. If I get an idea, I write about it and that sometimes helps to expand the range of topics. It also of course puts me one hub closer to my milestones.
I kind of like the accolades but I don't really think about them. I'm not going to purposely try to do anything just to get an accolade. Those will come naturally on their own in time.
Actually what I think I want most out of hubpages at the moment is simply becoming a better writer. I don't know if that's happening or not but we'll see.
I'm creeping up on 10k views and working diligently to finish the apprenticeship program right now. After that, much like Wesley, I want to use what I've learned to be a better writer and hopefully get something picked up by a magazine or something. I've met more than one hubber whose been awarded space in major publications for a hub they've written or piece they've written elsewhere. Some are writer's by trade but others give much credit to HP for helping them advance into their own.
I too don't worry much about scores and accolades though it is nice to see it up or that badge pop up, they happen on their own as a bonus to my efforts. Best of luck reaching your goals.
My goal is to complete 300 quality Hubs and have at least 500 followers the first year. I also hope to have at least 100 views a day but preferably 150 or more. I find these goals difficult but attainable.
No miles stones. I want to enjoy being here without the stress of meeting another goal. I originally came here out of curiosity. Then after writing a a few hubs, months later, seeing the accolades and just meeting others here have been rewarding. A desire to do better is always on the agenda. I think I am content for now.
My only milestone to reach at the moment is to publish 100 hubs in 100 days...almost there. Hard work though and I'm enjoying the accolades that have come too.
Well I haven't yet found my niche, so up until now I don't have much in the way of 'milestones'. I am interested in getting accepted for the Hubpages apprenticeship. But, they require you to have 'already existing blog, website or collection of published online work'.
It seems like they want you to have already been a 'self made' writer.
I suppose for immediate matters, I wan't to have done at least 20 hubs before the end of June. Right now I have 11. I've been here for a year (on and off) because I seem to just be constantly busy.
I want to get more page views and now I do not know how much you can earn through hub pages. I am exploring that.
I don't really have 'milestones', just goals. To write at least two hubs a week is the main one. My other goal is to answer all comments I receive ASAP. Of course making comments on hubs I read is a given to me. Hub Pages is a great place to be, with or without milestones. I hope it continues to be as much fun for me as it is now after fifteen months.
I next want to reach 200 daily page views on a consistent basis, and $2 a day in HPAds.
Right now, page views are falling after a barn-burning start to the year, but I hope to be able to address this following the travels I have coming up in the next three weeks.
Like you I used Hubpages just to try relaxing and trying to write something different after seeing views grow and friends follow I too started to see how far I can go.. here now over 300 hubs 250 followers 16 months over 15000 views.. the only goal that seems out of reach is making any money LOL saying that cuz nearly two years and not a dime but that isn't important anymore that goal is probably unattainble for about another 3 to 4 years.. but great question my friend and keep on Hubbing!!!
My only current goal is to reach 20,000 views by August. I like to increase my followers but have noticed it doesn't seem to change much since only a certain number of those followers will actually read and share my work. Really I just want to build views by writing more hubs.
Good question. Now, if I only had a clear answer for you.......HubPages, for me, was merely another platform/outlet for my writing, which I have done for well over 40+ years. Most recently, I wrote a monthly article for a local community magazine. I also created business manuals for major companies for years. I did this as a sideline to my life career.
Since retiring 9 years ago.....with my time pretty much my own, writing is a form of relaxation, entertainment and expression for me. Joining here was one of the better decisions I ever made on a personal level. I NEED to write just as sure as I need air and water. I had no particular "goals" nearly a year ago when I signed on here, other than self-satisfaction as well as the "interaction" with fellow-authors.
These have been realized beyond my expectations.
Milestones? I am in no frenzy to reach a number of specific milestones......as they occur, I am grateful and proud. I celebrate as the milestones present themselves.
My years of experience in life has granted me the wisdom to firmly believe that all things happen in their own perfect time for a reason and a purpose. The Universe will never fail us. All of life is as it is meant to be at any given moment.
I take more of an Etch A Sketch approach to Hub goals, rather than using milestones. The reason why is because my work schedule does not allow for a rigorous approach to writing Hubs that conforms to milestones (such as, I will reach 70 Hubs by the end of May 2012), so I just write what I can when I can. However, I have developed Hub writing and sharing protocols that I follow to ensure my Hubs are search engine optimized and are easily found on search engines and HubPages. I also regularly backlink my Hubs on sites like RedGage and Digg.
BTW, regarding relieving tension through writing. I have always found writing to be a great way to clear my head and get into a good state of mind.
Mine also goes same as yours. I wish to get more followers, write more hubs preferably 50 numbers by 2013 March when I celebrate my 1st anniversary with hubpage. Also wish to achieve more accolades and to earn a reputed name from this platform.
43 Hubs was what I aimed for.. this is what I have..one is not published. It is enough for me
i just started a week or two ago (don't remember really haha) but i know that getting 5 followers was a big one for me. writing 10 hubs was one, as was filling out my 15th question.
but the biggest achievement for me was simply the first time I commented on a hub that I felt really, really strongly about in the hope that I could help the hubber with their problem. They ended up completely ignoring my comment for the most part, but I still was proud of myself for speaking up in defense of others
My main goal here is to become a better writer. I look back on some of my first Hubs and think...oh my! I have recently been accepted into the Apprenticeship Program, so successfully completing it is my main milestone at this point. Aside from that, it will be nice to get the 10K views accolade - I'm getting closer every day! It has taken me over two years to get to this point, but worth every minute.
I set a goal to reach 10,000 views by the end of this month and 350 follows...I'm very close to both. I've been aiming for 3 hubs per week but that's not always been possible. I too find it's been a great way to relieve tension!
Wow I didn't expect such a great response. So many people are working so hard to make Hubpages a great place. I think we all want to be successful with our hubbing. It is interesting to how varied our goals are. Thanks for the great response!
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