Yearly Goal for 2019 120 Articles

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  1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
    LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks ago

    I have been slacking in my writing and am using this to motivate me.

    How will I accomplish this?

    There are a couple of hubs that I started but they are not close to being published.  Plus there are some older ones that may need editing.  On good days, I can write 2-4k words.  But I make it a daily habit to write 500 words a day.

    I write pretty much in one or two genres and have many ideas of what to write about.

    I am going to kick it off with a jump start of attempting to write7 articles in a week.  I am also going to attempt to write 50k words in the first 30 days.
    This 50 k may not be just writing on Hub Pages.  I write on other sites as well.

    Only high quality hubs will be published.

    1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      In up for night, so I will get a start on the first one.  More a night owl than a day person.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Seven top quality articles in a week is rather ambitious. It's much better to focus on quality over quantity. Slow and steady wins the race.

    2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      120 hubs total, not an additional 120 hubs.  Just to clear things up.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        Good to note.

      2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
        LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Well I have one hub done, but not published.  For some reason I am unable to download some photos.  Well will try later.  I think that was the reason why, I had stopped writing for Hub Pages because of my computer.  Will try later.  If not, this challenge ends before it begins.

        1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
          LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          I figured it out.  I had to use a different browser

    3. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      My first hub is done.  This is one that I started a while back.

      https://hubpages.com/health/The-Health- … lower-Oils

      I can see what people are saying because this one is over 3000 words.  So depending on length of then, I might change my goal to a hub every few days.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Congratulations! I thought I had already weighed in and posted my comments. Thank you.

      2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
        LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        My other 3 hubs are up:

        https://hubpages.com/health/The-Awesome … Gingerroot

        https://hubpages.com/health/The-Health- … ne-Peppers

        https://hubpages.com/health/The-Awesome … f-Cinnamon

        I will only post links for the first week so I don't drown out the forums with links for the year.

        Os far my word count is just over 9,000 words

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
          Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Hello, Lois, 9000 words article? That is awesome. And, these most be old articles then? Because I think that at the moment Hubpages says you write 750 to1250 word stories? Good day!

          1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
            LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            No between 4 articles.

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
              Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Hi, Lois, okay, that is around 2,000 words per article? Thank you.

              1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
                LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                I have two articles that did go over 3,000 and the other two were closer to 1000.  I don't know is H.P. has a max limit.  I know for a hub to be featured, it would have to be at least 700/750 words.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
                  Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Hi, Lois, presently, I have some articles over 1700 words that are featured. The number of words does not matter. The "write 758 to1250 words" from Hubpages is just a suggestion. Some of my stories are even up to 2800 words. Thank you for weighing in, and good day.

                  1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
                    LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    When I first started wring on this account I wrote this one hub that was after editing suggestions from the hub team, going to be almost 5000 words.  I eventually broke it down into two hubs.

        2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
          LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          My final 3 for the 7 hub goal are below:

          https://hubpages.com/health/The-Health- … nder-Seeds

          https://hubpages.com/health/The-Health- … s-of-Basil

          https://hubpages.com/health/The-Health- … of-Caraway

          The word count for these 7 hubs is 13164 words.

          I will continue writing to attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
            Miebakagh57posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            Hi, Lois, remember "Boys and girls come out to play, the moon doth shine as bright as day"? Put your health first. In all this, go for a walk, swim, picnic, as not to get off balance. Your health first, and wishing you the best. Thank you.

            1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
              LoisRyan1965posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              I more or less do what another person does.  I write one day and do the editing on the next.  On the first day I did get one hub published but had two that were written, but not published.  So I got ahead of the game.  Since that first day, I write 500 to 2000 words-depending on my schedule.  I normally don't spend more than 2 hours writing and I don't always sit down in front of the computer.  I carry a voice recorder and use that whenever something comes to mind.  I also do some minor editing on my phone while waiting to see my doctor, dentist, mechanic or if I am at a super long line at the supermarket.

              1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
                Miebakagh57posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                Good to know all these. Thanks.

              2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
                LoisRyan1965posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                I also don't always write an hub or story from front to back.  I sometimes write what I already personally know.  Then I do the research and usually leave the introduction conclusion to the end.  Plus since most of my hubs are related, it is easier.  When I write, I am usually doing something else such as waiting for the laundry to get done or waiting until dinner is finished cooking.

                1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
                  Miebakagh57posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Hi, Lois, I appreciate you. Thanks.

          2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
            LoisRyan1965posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

            My word count for this challenge is just over 37,000 words.  So will be trying to reach 50K by the beginning of April.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

              Nice those are on a niche site smile

              1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
                LoisRyan1965posted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                It does help that some of these articles get automatically moved over.  I check how the articles get edited and follow their lead.

                1. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Yup smile All new hubs are automatically considered so as long as you're in the right track they'd get edited and moved over.

          3. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
            LoisRyan1965posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            I am just over 50,000 words and 1 more article to finish editing and posted later today or tomorrow.  Then will ease up on writing.   I go back to work towards the middle of June but will be on here and there to edit some older hubs.  I have about 15 that are unpublished because the word counts are too low for them to be featured.

  2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
    LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks ago

    I'm off work due to a layoff (temporary) so will have time to work on them.  Agree quality comes first.  When I do challenges I tend to work better than I don't.  After my last challenge over a year ago, I only put out 2 or 3 articles.

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 weeks ago

    I've had, probably around 200, maybe more, articles which I've removed from Hubpages. I used to have this ridiculous idea that if I started a thing in the morning, that I should be done with it by the time I went to bed.

    Well, the stuff wasn't very good. Nowadays I'm going to spend about two weeks thinking about every article. No not every minute of every day. It's best to let some time pass, for me, and that way I think of all sorts of things that should be said, and all sorts of things which should be left out of whatever article it is.

    I'm only saying here that I've had much more success by taking my time.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Qualitative articles are what counts on HubPages. To do this needs a great deal of brainstorming, reading, research, and analytical thinking or insightfulness.  And, since you will have more time in churning out 7 pieces, go ahead and good success.

      However, remember this as @theraggededge "Slow and steady wins the race." Do not break down your health for your readers' sake.

    2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      I had to scrap an older hub I was working on. It was home remedies with Colloidal Silver.  With one of the side effects where your skin can become a permanent blue from taking too much, I didn't want to be responsible if this happened to one of my readers

    3. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Me too. The standards are higher, but since we can see where our traffic comes from, I am deleting some articles too. It takes me a good week or so to write once I get a good idea, and even then I rewrite it. Then it has to be put in "hub" form, and we need good ideas for that to get others to read it.

  4. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
    LoisRyan1965posted 7 weeks ago

    Most of what I plan to write is in my field.  After working nights, it takes me a few days to get back to a normal sleep pattern.  I usually have a set time where I sit down to write and research.  I usually do 3 to four hours at a time.  It depends on how many distractions I have.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Hi, LoisRyan1965, all work, and no play make Jack a dull boy remember that? So strive for a balance. Working at night is not the same as in the day time. Your sleep clock is regularly disturbed. Take good care of your health first, and thank you.

      1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
        LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Of course I have my time at the American Legion and am going to Indianapolis in August for the National Convention.  So no writing during that time.  Yes my pattern gets disturbed but my last day I try to stay up during the day.  Its funny with my writing.  On some days (most of my writing is done on my days off) I can write 2000 words and it goes very easy.  On other days, I struggle with just 500 words and it seems like it takes all day.  I do have Dragon Naturally speaking and that is a Godsend.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
          Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Okay, and good to know. Thanks.

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      There's a lot of feedback saying quality is important and that is true. But, if you are off work, for now, one hub a day is definitely doable, especially if you work at it like 6 - 8 hours a day. Good luck! I'm a night owl too.

      1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
        LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Totally agree.  If I was working then it would be like 1 hub a week.  Maybe two depending on length.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image98
          DrMark1961posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          I  was in a bad accident and was stuck in bed 24/7 back when I first joined this site in 2012. I would write a hub every day, then add images, edit and review the hub I had finished the day before, publish that, and then waste the rest of my day on the forums.
          I think the real advantage of what you are doing is that you can find things that work. I have since deleted most of the hubs I wrote that first few months but a few did well and I have just edited them and left them on the site.
          It is not for everyone, since when people write and publish too often there tends to be a lot of junk. It can work though. Good luck.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            This had me chuckling: and then waste the rest of my day on the forums.

            I can empathise with that.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image98
              DrMark1961posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              My current time-waster is Quora.

          2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
            LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            My vice was wasting time on Q/A.

  5. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 7 weeks ago

    Lois, will you be taking the time, effort, and energy to “search engine optimize” each article for Google? Hypothetically, you can write an article that is grammatically perfect, etc., but what if no one can find it on Google? Many of us know that while seo is not an exact science, it is a process that requires a delicate balance of keywords and keyword combinations. It also takes time as well as experimentation to learn what works well with Google and what does not. You must also take into account that it can take days for an edit on an article to be updated in Google’s index. I recently made one minor change for each of my articles on HobbyLark, and it took Google five calendar days to update all 22 articles in its index.

    I also agree with what has been already stated above about quality vs. quantity.

    1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      SEO is a very useful tool.

  6. Shing Araya profile image54
    Shing Arayaposted 6 weeks ago

    That is relatable happens to me too. Well, goodluck on your goals.

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    Lois,
    Gregory has an excellent point as do the rest of the Hubbers. Quality is critical as is SEO.  What works for you works for you. My focus is on getting the writing done. The longer the runway, the less likely I take off and get the article done.  I write for my website and other clients. I keep track of the weekly number of words published. I am working toward 10K a week.  I am above 6K this week. My page views and income are rising as well.

    1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      In the past I have used 10 K as a goal.  I would do my writing, 2k a day Monday-Friday.  Then, if I fell behind on one of those days, I would have the weekend to fall on.

    2. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
      Gregory DeVictorposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thanks Kenna. As you can remember, we both covered seo a lot last week in another thread.

    3. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      For me, while it would be nice to make some extra money, writing is an outlet for me to help with my PTSD.

  8. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 6 weeks ago

    Yes. We did!

  9. Larry Slawson profile image97
    Larry Slawsonposted 6 weeks ago

    I've found that writing a Hub a day (good quality ones) is rather difficult, given work and family life.  But I think writing around 500 words a day is a worthy goal, indeed.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
      Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Hi, Larry, you are not alone. But keep it up. And, for three days, you will have 900 words. That's more than 750 hub pages accept as the minimum. You are welcomed and thank you.

    2. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
      LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      After being able to sleep through the night, I have been getting up at 5 in the morning.  It gives me quiet time away from distractions since my husband and daughter are still sleeping.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image52
        Miebakagh57posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Hi, Lois, after connecting with my creator, I shot off to do to my regular morning stretching, exercise, and jogging workouts. That keeps me fit and healthy throughout the day. Thanks.

        1. LoisRyan1965 profile image90
          LoisRyan1965posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          That's very nice.   With exercise I need to work in that field.. Maybe shoveling snow counts.

 
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