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  1. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 13 months ago

    So get doing some challenges people!  Put yourself out there, stretch yourself, get out of the comfort zone, make yourself and your life better... You are amazing people with amazing abilities.

    My challenge will be a month long challenge:

    I challenge myself to make 4 stellar hubs.  Each week I will learn something new, most likely a skill and/or ability and by stellar I will go by Simone's links on what a Stellar Hub is: I will be going by the definition at: https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … tellar-Hub

    I hope you will join me!

    My first hub has a deadline of 8/20/2018 Midnight (est), the following ones will have a deadline of 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10.

    Have some fun and join me.  I hope to see some posts, I will follow them and see what you are doing - I want to see people growing and hope that you join me!

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like fun. I'll try to join in where I can. However, don't use the map capsule unless you are writing about travel. Apparently HP has to pay Google to use them now, so they are discouraging their inclusion unless they are essential.

    2. angelique kried profile image69
      angelique kriedposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, I have just returned to Hubpages after a long time. Am keen to write, so will join you in this challange

      1. m-a-w-g profile image96
        m-a-w-gposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Great to have you aboard.  Post when you have it complete.

      2. ethel smith profile image83
        ethel smithposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Me too. Returned recently and getting back into the swing of it

    3. Oscarlites profile image55
      Oscarlitesposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      hum dee bugga you better get with it!

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    I think I will join in this one. 4 a month sounds very doable. Maybe I will get at least 2 in there if I aim for 4 smile

    Good luck with your challenge.

  3. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    I don't have any particular challenge in mind, but I do plan on writing more while I currently have the free time.

    My goal is to eventually have 100 network hubs if possible. So far I only have about 20, but I have some ideas, and I am writing them.

    I have some personal earnings goals as well. I want to get to the point I can make a payout every month. So in other words make $50 in earnings every month.

    I guess a reasonable goal for me would be to write at least two to three hubs a month for the rest of this year.

  4. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 13 months ago

    Love that you guys are on board for some writing.  Post when you have them done so we can enjoy them - would like to see what you are all up to.  Good luck and have fun!

  5. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 13 months ago

    I'll join in.  I'll go with the 4 in a month goal.  So then starting today, my deadline will be September 20th.  I think I will just say 4 before the end of that period and not set it specifically by each week.  That way I can get ahead or catch up as necessary.  Thanks for starting this.

  6. Erudite Scholar profile image60
    Erudite Scholarposted 13 months ago

    Hi mawg,
    I am learning a lot on the Learning Center.I will publish often and create stellar articles.I plan to publish constantly.

  7. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 13 months ago

    It is 1:45am and I missed my deadline...but here is the article.  http://hub.me/amdJJ   

    Make sure to post so we can see yours!

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That's great. Love the use of original photos. Very useful.

      1. m-a-w-g profile image96
        m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Are you telling me that you could tell they were not professionally taken pictures?  Not the best, but easier and better than finding some that didn't really say what I needed.  Thanks for noticing, that is one of the things that took awhile for me.

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Cool, after the Choose your Chisels section you have an extra space just before the comparison table. I'd suggest you get rid of that. Alo maybe remove the first heading: Care for your tools.

      Those are just some suggestions to get it moved to a niche site. I'm not so sure about saying thank you at the end. Maybe HP wants the articles to be professional and not personal? I can't comment on that, never tried something like this and I've personally not seen something like this on a niche site before.

    3. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting article.  Thanks for sharing.

    4. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Okay - what new bug is this?  I only wrote and submitted this comment once.

      2. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Deleted

        1. Natalie Frank profile image95
          Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yikes!  What's happening?

          1. Jeremy Gill profile image91
            Jeremy Gillposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            You might have found the bug I occasionally experience, where if you double-click "submit", it sometimes posts the comment twice. Be careful when hitting the orange button!

  8. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 13 months ago

    Good catch on the extra space and we shall see what they say about the Thank You.  This is the longest one of my hubs hasn't been approved.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Getting approved means nothing anymore. You want your hubs to get to the niche sites otherwise you're not going to get any readers.

      1. m-a-w-g profile image96
        m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I will have to dig into the niche sites more then.  Most of then are assigned to the niche sites fairly quickly though.

  9. Chriswillman90 profile image95
    Chriswillman90posted 13 months ago

    I hit the first deadline (8/20), will try to hit the next three.

    Nice work on the article.

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Good info in your article, thanks for posting it and joining the challenge!

  10. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    I have written three Hubs so far this month.

    This one is about a free poker game. I wrote it because I have three similar hubs about other poker games and they get me the most views.

    I wrote this hub about playing older console games on computers. It seemed like an interesting topic. No idea how it will do though.

    I wrote this hub on Google Keep. I have started to use Google Keep more often and I wanted to write a review.

    I am in the process of writing a review of a Chromebook I bought a month ago. It most likely will be done today.

    I am in the process of trying to get a part time job and go to junior college so I have nothing but free time. I am trying to see how many somewhat decent hubs I can write in a month.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Nice smile

      1. EricFarmer8x profile image97
        EricFarmer8xposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the advice you post on HubPages. I have learned some very helpful things from it.

        I am nowhere near being a SEO expert but I try.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          You're welcome. Happy to help if I can.

    2. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Keep on looking and keep active and busy.  Great job on getting hubs pushed - very productive!

  11. LloydDawson profile image73
    LloydDawsonposted 13 months ago

    I think I got my article in on time, I wrote it before reading your challenge.  https://hubpages.com/animals/How-To-Hav … ehaved-Dog

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      We will count it!  Interesting article - the walking also helps with behavior and challenge issues.  Needed in some breeds to be honest.

  12. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    Most of the technology related stuff I write gets moved to TurboFuture in under a week.

    I only really have a hard time getting my stuff onto LevelSkip. I am not sure why but it seems as that that editor(s) have stricter standards or maybe they get more submissions?

    I have not written for any other network websites other than one article that was moved to ToughNickel because of the subject. I felt like it could have been fine on TurboFuture, but the editors felt like it fit better there.

  13. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 13 months ago

    Yup, new articles get considered for the move immediately and they are moved to the niche sites provided they meet the requirements and are high quality. Some niche sites take longer than the others though.

  14. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 13 months ago

    Okay - hub #1 is done.  It's about Inspirational Quotes from the Musical Hamilton.  Here's the link:  https://hubpages.com/literature/Inspira … y-Hamilton
    It was a lot of fun to write - I love that play!

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I want to see that one so bad, I don't live in NYC anymore and don't get to attend too many musicals anymore.  I am envious, I had listened raptly while there was an interview with the writer and it sounds so good!

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        We have a permanent company in Chicago that will be here til the end of 2019 I think - opened 2016, then to return two years later.

  15. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    All four of the recent hubs I wrote were moved to TurboFuture and LevelSkip. Despite having written on here for months I still get excited when I get the edit changes and network submission emails from HubPages.

    I recently wrote this review of a Chromebook I recently purchased.

    Time to see what search traffic I get I suppose. I was going to keep on writing but I was testing something on my cell phone and it is taking a few days. I might even write a hub about that.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      The review is good, but I think that table of contents is overkill. 1/10 of the article is the TOC lengthwise.

      Most of the points there belong to the review and could be converted to one TOC point.

      EDIT: Just noticed you did this on all your three previous hubs too.

  16. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 13 months ago

    I am experimenting to see how it affects my hubs but I will keep what you said in mind.

  17. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 12 months ago

    I am apologizing because the article I am doing for the skill portion will have to wait until I can find a microwave.  I am hoping this is tomorrow, but I don't want to disassemble the device I built for this and I need some pictures.  I will post something else, but I am annoyed with myself for not following through with the date I posted.  If I can't find a used microwave by tomorrow I will disassemble the device and start over for better pictures.

    How is everyone else coming along?

  18. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 12 months ago

    I've completed two since you threw down the challenge smile

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I did see those, have had the time to read one so far.  I like a lot of your info.

  19. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 12 months ago

    I am trying to decide if I want to write more hubs or write stuff for a personal blog of mine. Writing for HubPages is way easier but I also I want some other content as well.

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hard decision, I would look at the reasons I write for each of them and go from there.  Do you write for money, fun, interest, both etc. And what one is the better fit for you.  Keep us posted, would love to see more from you.

  20. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 12 months ago

    Okay here is number 2:  It's on all the great things to do in Chicago in the Fall!
    https://hubpages.com/travel/Fun-Things- … n-the-Fall

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Nice job, always a lot to do in Chicago - great reference piece.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image95
        Natalie Frankposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  Hoping to get at least one more out today.  I have reset my challenge deadline so it is not finishing four by the end of August.  If I hit that I will add a couple to write for the original deadline.  Thanks again for the inspiration!  I really needed that!

  21. m-a-w-g profile image96
    m-a-w-gposted 12 months ago

    Since I am not posting my original article today.  I did wrap this one up tonight.

    http://hub.me/ameBg

  22. LloydDawson profile image73
    LloydDawsonposted 12 months ago

    I missed one, but I got 3 altogether.  http://hub.me/ameUE and http://hub.me/amgLH, so 75% isn't bad, right?

    1. m-a-w-g profile image96
      m-a-w-gposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Keep it up, I haven't been posting articles here.

 
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