The 12 Hubs of Christmas HubChallenge

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  1. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Christmas is a busy time of the year. So I thought that instead of committing to 30 hubs in 30 days, that I could quite easily manage 12 hubs in 12 days.

    So here is a little song for my fellow HubChallengers...

    On the twelfth day of December HubChallenge,
    my true love sent to me
    Twelve referrals tracking,
    Eleven comments pending,
    Ten trolls a-flaming,
    Nine traffic sources,
    Eight Adsense clicks,
    Seven sockpuppet bannings,
    Six threads reported,
    Five spammers flagged,
    Four forum fights,
    Three fresh hubs,
    Two new fans,
    And a first page result in Google S.E!

    I shall be starting my DecHubChallenge on the 7th December as I will be heading off for a few days and won't be online so my Dell Netbook will be getting a hubpage workout while I'm away from home.

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hee hee...that was great!

      I was actually thinking of writing twelve Christmas hubs, how coincidental. I was going to write the first one called

      On the 1st day of Christmas

      and then in the hub it was going to be what 'my true love gave to me', 'a LCD HDTV', and then the next hub would be titled

      On the 2nd fay of Christmas and would be linked to the first hub, etc.


      ok, what the heck, I will accept the challenge - 12 hubs in 12 days.

      here we go!

    2. alexandriaruthk profile image75
      alexandriaruthkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sweet away from home, nice song..

    3. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image53
      Dee Dee MonSherieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Darkside, what are sockpuppets, and what are trolls?

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Trolls are people who deliberately pick fights in threads and are argumentative all the time.

        A sockpuppet is a person operating one or more other accounts in addition to their own, pretending to be someone they're not. Generally backing themselves up in an argument, attacking other people who argue against the real account, or sometimes even argue with themselves, making the sockpuppet the one with the weaker opposing viewpoint.

    4. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'll be starting mine tomorrow (Monday) afternoon. I'll probably be offline for almost a week. Which should be conducive to my hub article writing.

    5. Google Gal profile image61
      Google Galposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That, Is Awesome

    6. Google Gal profile image61
      Google Galposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That, Is Awesome

  2. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Great song, darkside that made me laugh. And good luck to you!!!

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image76
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    What a spectacular idea!  The 12 Hubs of Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza... oh hell, the 12 Hubs of Festivus!!!

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can you rename the thread to 'The 12 Hubs of Christmas'.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
        Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Done.  But did you see my edit?  Are you sure "The 12 Hubs of Festivus" isn't better?

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'd really need to read a hub on the meaning of "Festivus" before I'm convinced big_smile

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
            Maddie Ruudposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, come on.  Festivus?  From Seinfeld?  Maybe YOU should write the hub as the first of your 12!

            1. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Sorry, but I was the one person on this planet that didn't watch Seinfeld.

              Well I watched one episode, after much hype, and didn't laugh through the whole thing. So I never made an effort to watch it again after that.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image96
                Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Make that five of us.

                Edit: I just noticed this is a revival of an old thread, good idea to get it going again!

                1. darkside profile image81
                  darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I actually found the thread by doing a forum search for 'festivus'. A name I didn't know just over a year ago.

  4. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    somebody tell me about sockpuppet bannings!

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    That is a super-duper idea, Darkside!  I'm game!  Thanks for giving us Nov challengers a slight break in between!  Do we want to create a keytag for it so HP can track results?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      dechubchallenge would be good.

  6. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I love this idea, Darkside.  It is a challenge I'll take on.

    12 Christmas hubs, on the way! 

    Thank you for the inspiration.  It is much appreciated!  Please be nice to the sock puppets... they take loving care to make. wink

  7. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Sounds too much like Festus on Gunsmoke. big_smile

    1. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image53
      Dee Dee MonSherieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Or Uncle Fester on The Adams Family,  da da da dump! snap snap!

  8. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I love it Darkside!

  9. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Don't feel bad, Darkside.  I had no clue either.  I was the other person on the planet that didn't watch Seinfeld.

    1. blue dog profile image70
      blue dogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      actually, that makes three of us.  i was only able to stomach about two minutes of one episode.  wait, there's a hub...

      although i'm still trying to wrap up the novchallenge (started late), will attempt to join in.

      1. RedElf profile image89
        RedElfposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well add me for an even four, wink What a great challenge though! I am in! Do we post to this thread, or the regular one?

        1. rebekahELLE profile image85
          rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          you post to the regular thread. I'm going to give it a try, but lost some days last week.

  10. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    I like the idea. This is more manageable to me.

  11. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    I'm in. But is this 12 festive hubs or just random ones?

    Great idea by the way DS and loved the tune smile

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just random ones.

      And the lyrics just wrote themselves big_smile

      1. frogdropping profile image85
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Then that's magic. Christmas magic. I knew Santa was real big_smile

  12. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 8 years ago

    smile Love the new take on the song.
    12 hubs on festivals? All in dec? Too much work for me.
    Maybe I'll do them in Jan.

  13. emievil profile image77
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Great idea Darkside.

    12 huh? Do they all have to be about Christmas?

    I'm more on the 17 hubs for Christmas as that is what I need to hit 100 hubs big_smile.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On anything you want.

      And go for that magical 100 hub milestone!

      1. emievil profile image77
        emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks smile. Keeping my fingers crossed on that 100

  14. Kidgas profile image76
    Kidgasposted 8 years ago

    This is an absolutely fabulous idea.  I love it.  And I love the song. Just another display of Darkside's genius.

  15. kirstenblog profile image74
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I really should be writing a hub..... But this is thread was irresistible! I love the song Darkside! Even my mother in law had a good laugh and I have yet to convert her into a hubber hmm

  16. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    I think I will take this challenge too. Great idea! I'm in the same boat as emievil needing 17 to reach 100 hubs will have to see how that goes.

    I'm done Christmas shopping but have a few things left to make so I'm working around that for now.

    1. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey lynne. Wanna race? big_smile

      1. profile image0
        lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are on!!!!

        1. emievil profile image77
          emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          *shakes hands with lynne* see yah at the finish line big_smile

          1. profile image0
            lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            How ya coming along emievil? I've got 15 to go.

            1. emievil profile image77
              emievilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              LOL. I'm behind you by one but I don't know if I can crank up anything this week. I'm out of town right now and will be back only this Thursday and my Internet connection is really not that good. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll be able to write two to three this week. smile

  17. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Darkside, brilliant - count me in, 12 times, cheers! big_smile big_smile big_smile

  18. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    i have nothing further to add except that i like Dee Dee MonSherie's name. that is one of the better ones i have seen around here smile

    well, on to the hubs.

  19. kirstenblog profile image74
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    So can we post the hubs we have done so far for the 12 days of christmas here? And can we get a cool holiday gif pic thingy (like you get with the hubmob but with christmas hats on all the people or something) to include in the hubs? Also should we add a 12 hubs of christmas tag to the hubs we have done so far?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Post them in the usual thread: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18049

      Tag them dechubchallenge. I guess you can use that tag for any hubs you've published in December.

      1. kirstenblog profile image74
        kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cool thanks big_smile

  20. desu profile image48
    desuposted 8 years ago

    Good luck with this strenuous challenge brotha!

  21. glendoncaba profile image79
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    Tempting, but I want to settle into that TKA course and see if I can write targeted articles for a change. 

    I finally succeeded at a 30 in 30 challenge in November. Was quite demanding.  So I think I deserve a break.

    Best wishes for all those participating.  Perhaps the next challenge.

  22. ripplemaker profile image80
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago

    12 is more manageable for me than 30 that's for sure. smile
    Great idea Darkside. smile
    Merry Christmas!

  23. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    I'm in, but do they have to be about the holidays?

    My goal is actually 25 more by the end of the year so I can reach 100, as well.

  24. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    You'll get there when you get back. Enjoy your time away and don't stress over it.

  25. alexandriaruthk profile image75
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    I wish I can also write as many as you write guys, i need to learn more here,

  26. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    You'll get there too Alexandria. You have a good start with six hubs in 4 days. I haven't had a chance to check them out yet but I will get over there this morning and see what you have going on with them.

    Slow and steady is best. Read and learn and then take what you learn to the next level.

  27. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
    GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago

    Wow cool darky nice idea you whipped out here count me in hehehehe...

    Just finish the HubChallenge two days earlier...

  28. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    if we do the 12 hubs of christmas, can we include any hubs we've written for the hubmob?  or must they be separate?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You most certainly can include them in with any hubchallenge.

  29. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Not gonna make my 12/12 for this hubchallenge. This last week took a lot out of me that wasn't there to begin with after Thanksgiving and some things that went down then. I hope all of you have much better success at this one than I did.

  30. bozzie123 profile image60
    bozzie123posted 8 years ago

    Sounds good to me

  31. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I started on the 6th and finished on the 17th.  I managed to get 12 in.  Time for a bit of a break I think.

  32. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    I'm too lazy to write that many hubs that quickly.

  33. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    You get addicted once you do it.  I normally do the 30 hubs in 30 days.  It does get easier once you've been doing it awhile.

  34. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    do these have to be 12 days in a row or just 12 during this busy month?

  35. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    12 hubs, 12 days, any topic, post the links to the one regular thread.   Good luck!

    I'm taking a short break until the 1st.  I'll probably get one or two out, but I'm relaxing.

  36. writer83 profile image61
    writer83posted 8 years ago

    I'd love to wrtie 12 - but my recent hubs have taken me the best part of a fortnight to finish as it is !

  37. treasuresyw profile image60
    treasuresywposted 8 years ago

    That was cool. Funny! I needed that smile:-)

  38. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    So who's going to try and bang out 12 hubs in the 12th month of the year before Christmas crushes us?

  39. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    Well, I gave it a shot last year - so will try it again this season.

  40. prairieprincess profile image93
    prairieprincessposted 7 years ago

    Am I right in understanding that December ones count? Or not? Either way, I'm in! big_smile big_smile

    And do we post as soon as we're done one, or how does it work? Thanks!

 
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