Are You Ready for the Competition?

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  1. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    So who is ready for the upcoming competition?

    Are you writing your hubs in advance or are you just going to wing it?

    Are you excited?

    Are you worried?

    Or do you just not care?

    I have kind of marked this off as a personal challenge, writing three hubs for each of the days topics, which should double my total hubs!

    This is gonna be fun!

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good Luck, Oli!
      I am sort of out for this one, not enough knowledge on the subjects. Disappointedly shaking my head in shame, I only have about three good ones in the health topic dept. in me total. And those are just life lessons, difficult to back 'em up with science and photo's. I'll be looking for yours though! big_smile

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hehe dont worry, most of mine are based on the group knowledge of wikipedia and Google!

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Im going to go for a 3 a day submission rate also, but alas i do not have time to pre-write or draft anything out.

    So Ill be winging it!

    But health and diet is the focus of two of my main sites, so at least its within my interests

    Good luck!

  3. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Damnnn that means I have some competition!

    I tried with a health website once, I never really got anywhere with it though. This might kick it off again though!

    1. Faybe Bay profile image69
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here Thisisoli, this thread was posted by Ohma, a tool to help with your plan, I checked it out, it is too cool if you didn't know about it already.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/37142#post844130

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You can simply post other hubber's hubs. You don't need permission to place other people's hubs. smile

        1. Faybe Bay profile image69
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Cagsil, I wasn't sure on that rule, you know I am still a bit new and learning.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
            Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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            1. Cagsil profile image80
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              And, what's that suppose to mean? It was a normal smile smile smile

              The same code works the same all the time. There wasn't anything slight about the smiley face.

              Besides, I didn't lie. We are allowed to promote other people's hubs. There are benefits to promoting other people's hubs. smile

              1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
                Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Sorry Cagsil-- I wasn't paying attention and I misunderstood what you were referring to. Apologies.

                1. Cagsil profile image80
                  Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Okay, no problem. smile

                  How are you doing Rochelle? big_smile

          2. Cagsil profile image80
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            And, I just wanted to make sure you knew. You posted the forum thread, instead of post Ohma's link to her hub. So, I just making sure you know.

            No problem smile

      2. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, thanks!

        Never knew about this!

    2. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I bet the competition is going to be really stiff, lots of great writers will come out of the woodwork !


      My personal "health sites" are all specific to vegetarianism but alternative health /therapies and holistic companies happens to be the market I design and host sites for and i live in an area where reikki, yoga, veganism, mediattion, acupuncture and such are as normal as mcdonalds

      1. thisisoli profile image72
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My fiancée is vegan so I might be asking for some advice on at least one day of the challenge!

  4. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Here is the Hub Faybe Bay was talking about. smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Finding-Hub-Ideas

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    the wonder wheel is useful, there was a thread that had tons of sources

    Seen some forum threads related to topic ideas.

    Possible Inspirations:

    Google Trends

    http://www.google.com/trends


    Yahoo Buzz

    http://buzz.yahoo.com/


    Hubs Idea Bank

    http://hubpages.com/ideabank/


    The Requested Content section of any other writing site you may be part of..you dont have to write it for them!


    ebay Pulse

    http://pulse.ebay.com/

    Amazon Bestsellers by Topic

    amazon.com no specific links just check bestsellers by category

    http://www.amazon.com/bestsellers  (Thanks Jeffrey Neal)



    Brand New Commercials! i jumped on the 299 PS3 wagon the first day i saw an ad, for a couple of hundred dollars profit! (The wagon has left)

    Twitter Trends ( Twitter is probably the fastest trending sources ever)

    http://search.twitter.com/


    Hot forum topics here!

    Heres a good one, with the rise of the 30DC Challenge and Keyword Academy targeting Hubpages, you will see a lot of marketers hitting hubpages for backlinks, if you watch the new hubs thread....there keywords which are PROBABLY well researched will be plain as day in the URL and title...if you can do it better! jump on it.

    http://hubpages.com/hubs/latest/


    News you see repeated in your facebook feeds?

    These are just starting off points, but its pretty easy to find topics that are well searched and hopefully evergreen through some quick research and these sources.

    Got any to add?


    Thanks GirlyGirl

    Dogpile search spy

    http://www.dogpile.com/dogpile/ws/searc … ceUrl=true


    Google WonderWheel

    Tut on how to use it
    http://www.problogger.net/archives/2009 … ite-about/


    Thanks JtFreemon!

  6. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I have a biomedical background, but unfortunately will not have time to participate in the competition.

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    In that case, does anyone want to promote some of my hubs for me big_smile

    I am very excited about the start of this competition, I do want to double check what the starting time is (GMT) for each day though!

  8. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    not interested but wish everybody lots of luck
    hey oli - i'll vote for yours
    $$$$

    lol

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One step closer to a $100 bonus, will do me big_smile

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    I'm not eligible but wish everyone luck smile

  10. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    should be fun. I have a couple ideas I already know I want to write about. I have other obligations, so can't write as much I would like, but love the topic!  We'll be a healthy bunch if we follow our advice. lol

  11. gracenotes profile image91
    gracenotesposted 8 years ago

    I believe I'm up to the challenge, but due to time constraints, I'll probably only write on the last week's topics.  I can't get too excited about weight loss and exercise, but I'm interested in nutrition.

    I wish the first week's topics contained the keywords osteopathy or chiropractic.  I could do especially well on those.  Oh well.

  12. Oona Seckar profile image60
    Oona Seckarposted 8 years ago

    Re: the comp.  Say you enter but don't win anything: do you still get 60% of the adsense etc. on those hubs you've written, or is there anything in the small print to say that Hubpages gets it all?  I would be less happy to enter if I didn't get normal Hub revenues from any non-successful entries. 

    (I know I could just read the entire small print, but I guess someone will already know!)

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You'll get the normal 60% of ad impressions. HP wouldn't stiff people like that!

  13. Oona Seckar profile image60
    Oona Seckarposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Susana.

  14. Oona Seckar profile image60
    Oona Seckarposted 8 years ago

    (I have become sadly cynical from publishing on other sites which will remain nameless...)

  15. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Name them, shame them!

    A Susana said, you still get all your normal earnings as well, the cometition is just a (pretty darn good) bonus!

    Dont believe I haven't won anything yet though *grumbles* :p

  16. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely name them and shame them Oona! it will stop others making the same mistakes. HP is not perfect but I think they're pretty ethical and are clear about what contributers can receive.

    To Oli - I keep thinking I've got to win one day surely! I hope you do too. I think voting starts tomorrow for the hubbers favourite entries, so maybe we'll be lucky there smile

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha yeah, I can hope that I win one of the weekly competitions, we are up against stiff competition there though!

      I might go for the sympathy vote, I am moving to america soon to get married to my sweetheart, but I hardly have any money, please vote for meeeeee!

 
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