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