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Is anyone interested in doing a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge?

  1. Karen Hellier profile image94
    Karen Hellierposted 5 years ago

    Is anyone interested in doing a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge?

    Prospectboy and I are starting a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge starting on Friday, June15th 2012. Anyone want to join us?

  2. mr williams profile image49
    mr williamsposted 5 years ago

    Yes I'm interested in joining. It would benefit all of us in the end smile

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, try to start a list of ideas now so you will have plenty to start with on Friday!Glad to have you join us.

  3. xanzacow profile image72
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    What is involved? I mean besides the obvious...

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You just make a commitment to writing 30 hubs in 30 days...whether it's one hub a day, or 30 by the end of the 30 day period is up to you. I find the second way works best for me because I can put more time into each hub and go back to some of them.

    2. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Had day indeed for the first hub. Spent the whole day trying to get the first hub done. It is now done, photographed, encapsulated and published. Good luck every one.

  4. prospectboy profile image90
    prospectboyposted 5 years ago

    Hey there Karen. Thanks for asking this question. I was going to ask it myself on Monday, but you beat me to it. I'm excited to get this started. Hope others will join us.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Prospectboy! Glad you saw the question. I still can't send you an email so at least now we know we are on the same page!

    2. Redberry Sky profile image95
      Redberry Skyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, just been reading the HubChallengers Forum in the Hub Community forums – would it be better to start a thread for our challenge there -apparently it’s frowned on to create threads about hub challenges elsewhere.  What does everyone else think?

  5. hlruther profile image78
    hlrutherposted 5 years ago

    I started this challenge the day I joined. I'm almost halfway there in under a week big_smile

    Good luck guys!

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck to you too!

    2. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well done. I think the key to this is preparation. I have my list and topics and am balancing that nicely with study, family and the hunt for new writers for my e-zine Tweaking Madd. If anyone is interested on the last one let me know!

    3. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cherylvanhoorn,

      What is Tweaking Madd about?

    4. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tweaking magazine is written and run by students and writers. It is to give students and writers a place to publish. We have a Facebook page, Tweaking Madd and are published on ISSUU. My e-mail is cheezel1984@live.com.au if you want more information.

  6. CyclingFitness profile image95
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    I've done it in the past and realistically found that I rushed through hubs and the quality I produced during those 30 days were often not of a high standard.

    Go for it if you have the time however don't rush. Quality hubs get read and make you money

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, thank you for the advice. I have done it once before and am ready to do it again as it really helped boost my numbers and self confidence. Plus my job ends for the summer that day so I will have plenty of time!

    2. JamaGenee profile image86
      JamaGeneeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with CyclingFitness.  Unless one is geared to writing one entire QUALITY hub each day, a 30/30 is little more than an exercise in churning out sub-standard hubs that WILL up the number of hubs published but won't score high individually.

    3. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am so excited by this. Also scared silly. First time that I have put myself under direct pressure as a writer outside of study and Tweaking Madd and that is a labor of love.

  7. Redberry Sky profile image95
    Redberry Skyposted 5 years ago

    Hi Karen, I'll join in and do this with you.  Sounds fun smile

    1. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome. Glad you are doing the challenge with us smile

    2. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, Redberry Sky...you're in, and welcome.

  8. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    While I agree with CyclingFitness and JamaGanee that the quality of the hubs has to take priority over the quantity of hubs, I don't agree that a 30 hubs in 30 days challenge will necessarily lead to lower quality hubs.  I found that the challenge led me to focus more on the hubs and provide the best ones I could. It was a great motivation, and kept me focused.  I found that I had to spend less time debating with myself over minor decisions, and tried a variety of hub topics.

    In my opinion, the only hubs that were low quality during my challenges were the ones that were done during the last week, when I was behind and trying to catch up.  My advice is this:  make sure you keep up so you don't fall behind.

    I recommend that if you do find yourself in the position where you have to rush to finish, that you either extend your deadline, or be satisfied that you published more hubs than you would have otherwise and not crank out those final hubs just to meet the number.

    Good luck with your challenge!  I'm sure it will be a successful one for you.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wise words Millionaire tips. I have read many people's experiences about the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge, and most were very positive. I did it myself back a few months ago and found it a very positive experience so we are excited about this.

    2. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ty, sage advice. I think with the challenges of life and study the key to this is preparation. I have my list, my stories and a plethoria of ideas.  Publication time has arrived for my quarterly e-zine Tweaking Madd and I am chasing new writers.

  9. profile image74
    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    I keep seeing articles all over Hubpages, about the benefits of 30 in 30 (or people who just thought themselves crazy for undertaking it!).  I think I'm ready to take the plunge, I'm with you all!

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay Ellebee, welcome to the challenge. It starts officially on Friday, 6/15/12. Start developing your list of hub topics now, and we will all start on Friday!

    2. profile image74
      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds great! I've been brainstorming my ideas smile. My biggest challenge is going to be very limited internet access during my vacation in July. But I think I can still make this work.

    3. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That just means you have to write twice as many in June Ellebee!

    4. profile image74
      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep that's what I figured! My only concern is that I want to try to spread out my new Hubs as opposed to publishing several on one day (in an attempt to have steady traffic). But I decided I could write in advance, then hit "publish" via smart phone

  10. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
    cherylvanhoornposted 5 years ago

    I am with you baby! May drag along a friend as well.

    1. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there! Glad you are able to join on us on this journey.

    2. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Have my list done. It is just a matter of warming up the grey cells.

  11. Karen Hellier profile image94
    Karen Hellierposted 5 years ago

    We are now up to 7 people who are joining in the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge starting this Friday. Anyone else that wants to join in, please let us know by this Friday, 6/15. So far, we have me, prospectboy, Mr. Williams, Redberrysky, ElleBee, SusieQ42, and Cherylvanhoorn.

    1. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One of my other friends and followers on here has joined also. Her username on here is beingwell.

    2. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, I have added her to the list. I am getting excited. I have hit 70 hubs so by the time we are done I will have 100. Can't wait.

    3. cherylvanhoorn profile image62
      cherylvanhoornposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have a friend who is interested in doing it as well, I will go forth and prompt her.

    4. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm ready to rock myself Karen. I guess we can use this question to help keep track of  everyone's progress. Me and beingwell are Facebook friends, so I can communicate with her on there.

    5. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe someone should write a hub about our challenge and we can comment on it from there as we go along? I am not going to do it because I already have a lot of hubs. Would someone else like to write a hub about the 7 of us and this challenge?

    6. Redberry Sky profile image95
      Redberry Skyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Karen (just posted a comment but computer crashed and it’s not shown up, so this might appear twice) I started a Hub earlier this week about the challenge, I could shuffle it about a bit to include everyone.

    7. Angel198625 profile image94
      Angel198625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I joined the challenge through the hub Redberry Sky posted wink

    8. Redberry Sky profile image95
      Redberry Skyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We're now up to 10 - As well as Angel198625, Chris Hugh has joined the Challenge as well smile

    9. MelChi profile image81
      MelChiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm also in this hub challenge. First hub out of 30 published today smile

    10. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to see we have added more people to the challenge. Welcome to the new members, and continued luck to the rest of us doing the challenge smile

    11. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Should we all follow each other so we know when a new hub is posted for all of us. I am going to.

    12. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely think that we should all follow each other. It's up to you all though.

  12. Frenchtoast78 profile image61
    Frenchtoast78posted 5 years ago

    Oh wow, this is indeed a challenge and i hope that i could join. But i'm still getting around this wonderful site and i'm taking baby steps as of the moment. Maybe someday i could join too.

    Good luck!

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Frenchtoast78,

      You can do this challenge on your own any time you want. I started here in January and did it on my own in February just to force myself to increase the number of hubs I had. Welcome to Hub Pages...it's wonderful here.

  13. profile image0
    Chris Hughposted 5 years ago

    Hi! I'm in! I wrote my first one yesterday. I'll start on my next as soon as I'm done typing this.

    For the purposes of driving traffic to HP and announcing our Hubs, I created a blog. The details are on my profile. It will be good for back links and a easy way for us to find the places on HP to go to reach each other's Hubs. You create your own blog postings. The directions are there. You just send email to a special address and your email becomes the blog entry.

    You'll just want to send a link to your Hub and maybe a little teaser saying what the blog is about. Attach a picture if you like, pictures are good. Don't send the text of the Hub, of course. That would defeat the purpose and violate our user agreement with HP.

    We're not supposed to post links in comments, but links are okay in our profiles. So I put the link in my profile.

    1. Karen Hellier profile image94
      Karen Hellierposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the challenge!

    2. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the challenge Chris. Sounds like some good information you have provided.

    3. profile image0
      Chris Hughposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, are we supposed to be commenting here when we write a Hub for the challenge, or do we have a place in the forum? I set up a blog where people can announce the Hubs they create, but no one's done it yet except me. Info is on my profile.

    4. prospectboy profile image90
      prospectboyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Chris. It's not necessary that we comment here after every hub we write. I'm interested in posting my hubs on your blog. I may have to e-mail you on how to go about doing it though.

 
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