Ok, so a few weeks ago I was drinking on a Friday night (like every other night) and decided to have a 30 minute hub writing contest. U know, they have 30 hubs in 30 days, so I figured why not 1 hub in 30 minutes?
We got like four hubs done, and another that didn't make it in a half hour, but finished two days later. Very cool. My Lowe's customer service hub came out of that, and still gets a little traffic and some laughs despite my lack of touching it since.
So, anyway, here I am, reaching deeper into the fridge wondering if anyone would be up for that? If anyone is even here tonight.
Will even go 45 minutes or an hour if people haven't the backbone for 1 hub in 30 minutes.
Well, you have at least 9 minutes, plus probably some fudge time before we actually say GO!!
With such a short time, you kinda just have to write and see what comes out. Edit tomorrow. LOL Rants work well. Frankly, I was really happy with my Lowe's hub because it was raw. Ranting under pressure forces you to NOT edit and just BE, which makes for great reading.
ANY topics or is there a theme we have to stick to (thinking about joining)? I just checked and - I don't drink anymore, don't have a dog that will need to go out and tinkle... I SHOULD put the coffeepot on tho'...
I actually never wrote ANYTHING, really 'til about 10 minutes had passed 'cos I kept changing my mind
ie: "new hub on BEKs" (tossed that out...getting tired of black eyed kids)
"new hub on urban legends" (thought that would be cheating 'cos I know so many mini-legends)
"new hub on just ONE type of conversational argument" (no way 'cos my "argument" hub has turned HUGE and into a nightmare project - I'll be adding to it all weekend)
So finally...my cat showed me his belly and "mrowled" at me and I started writing... he also had just busted through my jacket with his claws when I got home this evening...and purred 'til I thot I would need to call the vet 'cos it sounded almost like choking lol...and I felt AWFUL for starting this contest when I had been home less than 20 min and hadn't cuddled with him enough......
Long story eh? longer than the time for writing the hub... but I got a good 20 min in after my cat missed me and I realized I missed him, too...
I need a new jacket anyway...I'm in Canada - had this coat for 3yrs already, wore it homeless, home-found, it's close to "been" - it's done me good...as always, hopin' the cat will outlast the jacket, anyway! He'd better! I can't replace him after a season or two.
Actually, funny thing. I ruined my PB reputation right? Too many offended people in the forums, so I got a new ID to write 'money' hubs under -(money hubs being a great, just like, humongous overstatement in my case so far). But when I'm working in that account it's just easier to pop in the forums from there rather than sign out and sign back in under PB.
Sounds awfully lazy, huh? LOL
So anyway, I started posting some under the new ID. Figure I'll build up my hubber score a little that way anyhow. I wasn't gonna offend anybody, stayed mostly out of the political and religious forums.
I ended up joining a thread about art. Nice and safe. I think you've seen that thread.
Turns out, doesn't matter which identity I use, or what forum I'm in, I can still be a witch.
The only thing that makes me want to make a different identity is the shame I feel for writing commercial hubs (which is why I don't have any yet LOL).
I want to. I actually have an idea for one that doesn't corrupt me. I actually love the product.
I don't even hate capitalism. I believe in the system as Adam Smith wrote it. But, somehow, that's not what is happening. Marx is closer in some ways, but nobody notices because, well, Marx wrote it and Stalin made Marx's name evil. Etc. (Man, I bet that backfires on me from all the people who never actually read stuff, lol.)
I liked the "even for the tears" part too. Good thought.
Well, yeah, maybe the shame had something to do with it.
But in truth I had this account before. I had written a few fishkeeping hubs on it, and then stopped doing it when my dad passed away last fall.
When I came back I wanted to focus on different stuff, and I guess I had some thought that I might want to pick up the fishkeeping hubs at some point in the future, and wouldn't want them contaminated by my offensive opinions.
So I'm working in it again.
Okay now I'm really turning in. Late here, but was fun. Same time next week?
I don't need absolute power. I only need enough power to carve me off a big house on a beautiful beach, a credit line at BevMo that never comes due, and enough health care coverage to allow me to enjoy that other stuff until I'm 102.
I'm just coming back after a several year hiatus, and one of the most exciting things that started when I was here was the HubChallenge. Originally, it was 30 hubs in 30 days. Now I see it's changed to either updating...