Stellar Hub Challenge: May 2018

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  1. TheHubFactory profile image86
    TheHubFactoryposted 11 months ago

    Hey hubbers! In an attempt to push harder on our writing goals, @karenhellier and I are doing a hub challenge from May 1-31, and we’d love to have more hubbers join us.

    Are you in?

    Details here...
    http://hub.me/alWhg

    1. DanielJOwens profile image91
      DanielJOwensposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      This is fantastic.  I'm in. 

      This will be my first Hub Challenge on HubPages.  Thank you for putting it together!

      1. TheHubFactory profile image86
        TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        That’s great, Daniel! You can email me your goal for the challenge along with a little blurb to cdesatoff at yahoo dot com and I’ll add it into the hub.

        Good luck!

    2. Robie Benve profile image96
      Robie Benveposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      That sounds like the kind of extra push I need to publish more, I'm in!
      My goal is to publish at least 5 hubs and include my own original videos.
      They are new things for me, both participating in a hub challenge and creating original videos to go with my articles. 
      I was just thinking I should create some deadlines for myself, the hub challenge comes at the right time. Thanks!!

      1. TheHubFactory profile image86
        TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Good to have you join us, Robie! Looking forward to reading your hubs this month! Good luck!

        1. Robie Benve profile image96
          Robie Benveposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          I joined the challenge a few days late thinking "I can do it!" but May got so busy that I was able to publish only 3/5. It may sound like I failed the challenge, but honestly, if I hadn't joined, I would ave published zero hubs, so I am actually pretty happy with the three that I got. smile  Thanks for the incentive!

    3. JoannaBlackburn profile image88
      JoannaBlackburnposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Let me know when the next challenge is.  I just moved and am working on settling in this month.  Then I will be back at it.

    4. JoannaBlackburn profile image88
      JoannaBlackburnposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I might actually to get one out this month.  I'm learning this Mac pretty fast.  So my goal is to get at least one this month.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Great!  I haven't actually tried to learn a Mac though I have tried to work on a friends and it didn't go smoothly.  Hope you are having an easier time of it.  It seemed like no small feat - at least to a life long Window user.

  2. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 11 months ago

    I'm doing a spring/summer unofficial challenge to get 5 new hubs published. One down already smile

    1. TheHubFactory profile image86
      TheHubFactoryposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      That’s good, man. Keep working at it.

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You too. Good luck smile Or should I say, I wish you persistence? Doesn't sound right haha

        1. TheHubFactory profile image86
          TheHubFactoryposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Honestly, persistence will get me a lot further than luck. So, thank you!

  3. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 11 months ago

    Sounds great, nicely written hub and hub challenge. So good to see this kind of enthusiasm, TheHubFactory! smile I wish you persistence, too.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      It already sounds better smile I wish you persistence haha.

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Lol, smile It does.

  4. Thelma Alberts profile image92
    Thelma Albertsposted 11 months ago

    Very inspiring hub. I will think about it. I might join.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 11 months ago

    Write, Write, and Write.  I am editing some of my old hubs with plans to write new ones after the edit evolution. So far, the editing is proven fruitful.

  6. Bills Place profile image90
    Bills Placeposted 10 months ago

    I want to try for at least 1 new hub per week, so this sounds like a fun way to get that done. smile

    I'll read over the details hub asap.

  7. TheHubFactory profile image86
    TheHubFactoryposted 10 months ago

    Okay, so it’s May 1st and this hub challenge is officially underway! Good luck (and persistence lol) to everyone!

    1. Bills Place profile image90
      Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Had planned to publish my first on May 1st, but didn't get lucky enough to have time. However, I got my first hub of the month published!

      smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Nice! smile I am way off my plan. Won't be able to get back to the challenge I presume.

        1. Bills Place profile image90
          Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Sorry to hear that, I ran into a similar situation this time last year. I had 'planned' to start adding hubs, but soon as I decided on that, work picked up and it never happened. ^_^

        2. TheHubFactory profile image86
          TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Oh man, sorry to hear that. Hopefully things will work out for you to join us again later this month or maybe in the next challenge.

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

            Yup smile

      2. TheHubFactory profile image86
        TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Way to go, Billy! I think you're the first one to get one up! smile

        1. Bills Place profile image90
          Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't have expected that. I'm hoping to average 1 new hub per week. smile

  8. RedElf profile image92
    RedElfposted 10 months ago

    I'll give it a shot. Am spending enough time here, anyway - might as well get a few hubs up and running. smile Will aim for two new and two old ones re-tooled by the end of May.

    1. TheHubFactory profile image86
      TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Cool! Glad to have you with us! Keep us updated with your progress

  9. TheHubFactory profile image86
    TheHubFactoryposted 10 months ago

    We now have seven hubbers officially participating in this challenge, and we have our first hub published! Let's get cranking, guys! big_smile

    1. Bills Place profile image90
      Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I would say, off to a great start. Just got an email stating my hub was no only edited, but it's being added to Dengarden!

      I didn't even remember to submit it to a network this time... LOL!

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I did not read your previous posts again, but just so you know, new hubs are automatically considered to be moved to niche sites, you do not have to submit them.

        1. Bills Place profile image90
          Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Oh okay, that's cool. smile

        2. TheHubFactory profile image86
          TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          That's good to know. I remember that when the niche sites were introduced, there were mixed responses and some hubbers didn't want their hubs going to niche sites without their permission.  But I think it's a good mood, so I'm glad HP is doing it this way. Saves me the hassle of submitting it lol

  10. TheHubFactory profile image86
    TheHubFactoryposted 10 months ago

    Hey hubbers, I just wanted to give a quick update on the Stellar Hub Challenge.

    Hubbers: 9
    Hubs: 5

    Good job, everyone!

    I'm updating the hub stats as we go, so let me know when you publish new hubs so that I can keep the numbers current.

    Okay, I hope you all have a happy and productive week!

    -- Chris

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Nice smile did you count the one and only one I published?

      1. TheHubFactory profile image86
        TheHubFactoryposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Oh shoot. No I didn’t. Sorry, man. I’ll add you into the hub right now. What should I put as your goal for the month?

    2. Bills Place profile image90
      Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      We got this!

      I got another one written, just have to find time to get it laid out and published. LOL.

  11. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 10 months ago

    I've got two published so far and working on a Mother's Day one I hope to have finished by tomorrow.

  12. TheHubFactory profile image86
    TheHubFactoryposted 10 months ago

    I have zero lol =P

    But I’m 2,000+ words into my first hub. Will hopefully get it published by end of day Thursday.

    Sigh.

  13. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 10 months ago

    I published another one for Mother's Day today.  That's 3/5 done!

  14. Bills Place profile image90
    Bills Placeposted 10 months ago

    Latest Hub published!

    1. Robie Benve profile image96
      Robie Benveposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats Bills! I had more unproductive days that I would have liked, and I only published 2/5 so far, but I still have 10 days!  wink 
      Since my goal is to have an original video in each of the hubs, that is actually the part that is slowing me down the most.
      I thought I was going to write first and then make an ad hoc video, but it turns out it's easier to do the opposite: make a video and then write about it.
      Now that I have that figured out, it's going to be easy-peasy... I hope. smile

      1. Bills Place profile image90
        Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah, from watching YouTube it seems the more popular channels have a basic outline (or use highlights), then go from there.

        From the perspective of my writing company, we've had several orders for writing articles relative to a particular video (which I think is close to your mentioned approach).

        1. Natalie Frank profile image95
          Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Latest hub published. 7/7 and that's a wrap.  Thanks guys for starting this!  I may decide to up my goal again but now I think that post reinforcement pause is in order.  With ice cream.  And maybe cake.  Good luck to everyone else participating.

  15. alexadry profile image94
    alexadryposted 10 months ago

    Fun! I once did a 30-day 30-hub challenge, quit a chore but a very productive month back then. Am  I still on time to join? I will try to get 4 hubs up this month and possibly, at least one accompanying video. The video is the time consuming part. Hopefully, I won't be too busy, but 4 articles are my goal. I already have one published this month so far, so three left to go.

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Alexandry - Glad you're joining us!  I've already found that the camaraderie of the challenge has inspired me to write more hubs than I would've before including getting out an entry for the Mother's Day contest.  Looking forward to reading your articles!

  16. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 10 months ago

    Another one published so I'm at 4/5 - I may have to revise my goal!  How is everyone else doing?

  17. alexadry profile image94
    alexadryposted 10 months ago

    Great job Natalie, you are on a roll! I am trying to work on my third if the doggies collaborate and get some sleep wink

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  Go to sleep, doggies - mama's got to write!  Good luck!

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, I've hit my goal of 5 hubs for the month.  I am now officially revising my goal to 7. I am doing this largely because I don't have many ideas for good articles and the ideas I have (other than holiday articles which I'm going to try not to let myself do right now because they are easier for me) will take some time.  This means I'll have to push myself and stay focused to get two more done.  I need people to keep me accountable if anyone doesn't mind as I feel that post reinforcement pause coming on which could easily carry me the rest of the month.Hope everyone else is progressing toward their goals, as well!

  18. Bills Place profile image90
    Bills Placeposted 10 months ago

    Natalie, congratulations. I have only managed 2/5 at this point, which I was hoping to have at least 3 by now so I'm falling behind due to work (and taking advantage of the good weather!). lol

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      We've had freezing cold weather and lots of rain so enjoy!  Probably why i have managed 4 hubs so far!

  19. Bills Place profile image90
    Bills Placeposted 10 months ago

    Natalie,

    Good approach to set a goal that's slightly challenging, but within reach. smile

    I'm in that 'pause' state myself as I've been taking advantage of the good weather and getting active outside more and slacked off on the Hubs, as I still have writing for clients too. So little time! lol

    But, I am currently putting together an outline for my next Hub, then I'll be half way there!

    1. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Uh oh. First day of nice weather all year.  Writing is bound to fall off!

      1. Bills Place profile image90
        Bills Placeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Haha, it stormed yesterday, but woke up to having 6,000 words due in about 12hrs. But, I've got about half of my next hub! smile

        1. Natalie Frank profile image95
          Natalie Frankposted 10 months agoin reply to this

          And one more put away for 6/7 for the updated goal.

  20. Bills Place profile image90
    Bills Placeposted 9 months ago

    Well, got put in a brace for the next 4 weeks to treat carpal tunnel. Not going to hit 5 hubs this month, but I did manage to finish the one I've been working on for about 2 weeks... LOL.

    https://hubpages.com/living/Common-Uses … ome-Garden

  21. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 9 months ago

    I finished 1 stellar hub and got 3/4 of another finished. Considering my computer in on the blink, that was doing well.

  22. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 9 months ago

    I managed 10 for the month but have only managed one and part of another so far for June so I'm not keeping up the pace.  The challenge really helped me keep on track and keep putting out articles.  Maybe we'll do another challenge sometime over the summer and I'll get back with the program!  Thanks everyone for the support and motivation.

 
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