What I've learned from failing the hubchallenge

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)
  1. The10DollarMark profile image59
    The10DollarMarkposted 8 years ago

    I've tried the hubchallenge on a few occasions (though only actilively participated in the forum links for one of them, and a few of them were on another account) and failed each time.

    The experience was well worth it. Some of my best performing hubs were the ones I created during the hubchallenge. Those hubs I probably would have been too lazy to do if I hadn't been motivated by the idea of 30 in 30 days. I may have only made about half of the required hubs, but that's probably 10 more than I would have made otherwise.

    I also realized it's important to set goals. Goals make it easier to motivate yourself.

    The most important aspect, though, was time management. The reaason why I failed was because I got tired, or I would say "I'll make it up and do 2 tomorrow". By trying something like the challenge, it's easier to see what I can and can't handle. A hub every 2 or 3 days? That's more like me, and knowing means I'm not likely to quit and say "hubpages is too much work". I'm comfortable with my workload and thus have no fear to take breaks and come back and do some work.

    I guess my point is: the challenge is worth taking on every once in a while even if you fail.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've had the same experience. I've always resisted the Challenge because I knew I didn't have the time - but in February, I decided to make the effort.  I only got 7 Hubs written but in the process of researching them, I discovered several things which enabled me to improve my websites.  I just entered again for March, thinking the combination of Challenge and Contest would motivate me.  I find I'm getting side-tracked again, but the sidetracks are also productive, so it's all good!

    2. Challah1202 profile image58
      Challah1202posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am interested in trying it.  I guess you are right--even if I don't succeed, I will learn and grow from the experience.  Good job.

  2. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experience The10DollarMark.  The only people who truly fail at the challenge are the ones who never attempt it. 

    You gained some very valuable information and sharing it will encourage others to stop and reflect.  I have participated in 6 challenges and I learned so much about my writing style and what does and doesn't work for me.

    I also find that the momentum of a HubChallenge enabled me to have more fun with articles I may not have written otherwise.

    I think it's important for each hubber to take the time to analyze what works and doesn't and make the necessary adjustments as needed.

    Continued success to you,


  3. KeithTax profile image73
    KeithTaxposted 8 years ago

    I agree with KCC, the only losers are the ones that never try. You learned something, so you won.

    There is one thing additional thing to consider: pacing. Remember the old adage: By the inch it's a cinch, by the mile, a trial.

    Focus on one hub at a time. Thirty hubs is too big to get your arms around, but one? One isn't so bad.

    You have 28 hubs. Finish the last two for a full 30. So what if it took a little longer than anticipated. You know how many hubbers ever publish 30 hubs? The percentage is small. I take my hat off to you.

    Well done, 10Dollar. Well done.

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Be proud that you at least made the effort smile n you are talking about 'procrastination' wink we all get that so you are not alone but you did good anyways n didn't fail. Smile now. smile

  5. bat115 profile image80
    bat115posted 8 years ago

    congrats on at least making the effort, The10DollarMark, like that saying goes... 'It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all'!

    I am tempted to try a challenge myself. I can hear everyone groan at that now. lol.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)