unemployed with itchy fingers

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  1. jdaviswrites profile image90
    jdaviswritesposted 8 years ago

    yes it's true. unemployment has brought me to take on the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. any past conquerers of this feat are welcome to lend me their advice, encouragement, topic ideas, or throw rocks at me for even thinking of attempting such an intense endeavor. i just hope i can stay somewhat interesting for an entire month. stay tuned everyone.

    all the best.

    1. Origin profile image59
      Originposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't participated in a challenge, but on my own I've pretty much obliterated a challenge if I were to do one haha. I'd say to just keep a list of possible hubs that you would like to write about, and keep adding to that list even if your not writing another hub for that day, so you can have those ideas for the next day and so on. This comes in handy if you run dry of ideas!

    2. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      good luck ... i have been thinking about doing this for the last 2 month and have yet to get the nerve

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

      JDavis, I know you've already started, but I suggest you change tack. 

      Why not make your 30 Day Challenge coincide with the June contest?  That way you'll find it easier to get ideas for Hubs, and you'll have the motivation of healthy competition to keep you going.

      1. jdaviswrites profile image90
        jdaviswritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        that is very good advice... maybe i could extend the challenge and include another 30 hubs for june. Although truthfully, i have a big list of ideas for hubs that i've already started brainstorming...i have to write those first i think. I will consider it though. Healthy competition is good...thanks marisa

      2. jdaviswrites profile image90
        jdaviswritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I took your advice and published hub on legumes and pulses today. Interesting to see how the month will run it's course...

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Put your thinking cap on before you go flexing those itchy fingers!

    Think smart so you don't have to work hard.

    1. jdaviswrites profile image90
      jdaviswritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      good advice. I'm usually too much of a perfectionist and far too anal to just start typing away random babble then hit publish...so my thinking cap is on.
      so far, i'm finding it easier than i thought to come up with topics and actually form a few sentences about them. I just hope i can keep it up! day 4 of 30....we will see

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Good luck. smile

    1. jdaviswrites profile image90
      jdaviswritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i'm sure i'll need it...thanks

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to discover your 30 day plunge 7 days into it, but I hope you're doing well.  I've taken 7 or 8 challenges in the last year.  They are well worth the effort if you take them seriously.  I saw incredible results each time.  I spend a day or two just brainstorming topics and then do the keyword search.  Then I start all the hubs.  I have about 15-20 hubs brewing before I start fleshing them out.  By having a variety, I can always find one I'm willing to work on each day.  Sometimes, I might do 10 minutes on all of them.  The key is stay at it. 

    Holler if you need help.

  5. jdaviswrites profile image90
    jdaviswritesposted 8 years ago

    KCC - Thanks for the offer to help. It's going well so far. I'm seeing a jump in page visits, and learning a lot about hubpages and it's business aspects. I have a similar style when writing hubs only brainstorming 3-4 at a time, punching them out, and then publish only after letting them sit overnight and tweaking if need be.

    I'm trying to stay at it, but also getting frustrated by some things. While I am happy with the content of my hubs, I am not 100% satisfied with my knowledge on the aspects that can potentially make me money, and not sure how to fix them ie: choosing the right keyword and title for adsense.

    I have spent so much time on hubpages lately that I have developed a love hate relationship, but I do enjoy writing each day with a purpose. I hope to learn more on how to make sure my hubs get as much credit as they deserve. I plan on going through and optimizing (somehow) all my hubs after I complete all 30, hopefully this will deliver some monetary results eh? Thanks for the advice..

  6. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I havnt written a hub in so long because of work but now that my hours have been cut in half i just may, if i can think of anything....lol

    1. profile image62
      logic,commonsenseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Something with sex and Bollywood women always seems to go over well!smile

      1. jdaviswrites profile image90
        jdaviswritesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Man, as much as I love flirty bollywood actresses, I don't enjoy all these photo hubs with half naked women. Well, I do, but I don't. I would much rather see some quality topics...

 
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