An "Instant" Hub Challenge... Up For It?

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  1. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Hub Writers,

    Come join the fun.... Instant Hub Challenge Time!

    (a) write a one hub in 30 minutes(cannot be one already written)
    (b) write about any topic(except poetry-too short(easy))
    (c) hit publish

    I'll read it and comment....

    Would like 5 total(4 including myself).

    (d) edit at a later time.

    Come get your juices flowing.... lol lol

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Hey there Cagsil. Are you adding some new caveats since the last time? None already written (cheating, you mean), no poetry?

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

      Poetry is too small. It takes what 5 minutes to write a poetry hub. Come on, get real. As for not written already is because it is suppose to be INSTANT not posting something you have waiting to publish or barely need to finish.

      Where is the creativity in that?

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No creativity whatsoever, I'd have to agree.

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

          The "instant" part is all about consciously fluid writing. wink smile

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Touché

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    So are you two pansies playing or what? Gotta start in next 5 minutes though.

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

      Hey Spacey, I cannot start in the next 5 minutes, unless I have more people taking part.... smile

      I could start at 5 pm (EST), providing enough people. smile

  5. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    Hey Cags, not taking part but felt I should point out that "5 total" is not 4 including you ... it's 5 including you. It's 4 excluding you!

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

      Thank you for correcting my mistake Jen. smile

      1. jenblacksheep profile image84
        jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not a problem big_smile

        I'm the Friendly Neighbourhood Grammar Control!

    2. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why would he want to exclude himself? He is excluding himself from being included in the number 4, is what it means).

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

        It was poor wording on my part. wink

  6. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Sorry W.E. I was only being playful - not meaning to offend.

    Is 5pm EST in one hour? I really haven't figured out this time difference. I haven't got the stamina to stay up that late - so it is me that is the pansy smile

    I hope you find enough challengers. I should probably stop churning out fast trashy crap and turn my attention back to my Masterplan anyway - Cagsil, you have taught me so much, like how to do funky smilies wink but I'm also blaming you for my total lack of focus smile

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

      No, It is right now. It is 5pm right this second.

      The choice is yours, if you feel it's hampering your focus, then do not take part. wink lol

    2. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that you mention pansies, I have already been in one of these contests about a week ago. How about you?

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

        Actually Spacey started a little late on the last challenge and finished 40 minutes later. smile

        1. Spacey Gracey profile image37
          Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Cagsil - you must like me stalking you wink otherwisde you wouldn't keep being so kind to me smile

          And I started the last challenge late - and finished even later - if you knew me in real life, that is soooo me.

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

            Stalking you? No. I am usually kind. wink

            But, at least you finished and have a new hub. That's all that matters. wink lol

  7. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Hey Jen - never ever look at my hubs, or forum posts - my grammar is pants!

    1. jenblacksheep profile image84
      jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's appalling for someone on a writing website!

  8. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I know - I've filed it under 'must try harder'.

    1. jenblacksheep profile image84
      jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, I'm glad to hear that. You've only been here 2 months and you already have over 100 hubs. How do you manage that?

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

        Lots of writing. lol lol

  9. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Nope - I'm wimping out - you lot are way too feisty for me tonight. Laptop also running out of juice and cannot be bothered to get up and get the charger smile

    Will check thread in the morning so I can have a read of your new hubs. I love reading what you can do in 30 minutes.

  10. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I type fast - and they really do not represent what I plan on doing. I just learn better by doing. So I read about different techniques of keyword research and tried them out - mixed in some different ways of doing backlinking - just did a few cheeky random hubs. I wanted to have a large number to fiddle about with while I am learning. Want to start at it properly in Sept when youngest sprog starts preschool 5 days a week. Until then just messing about, learning and reading. And watching every single Amazon sale with great excitement.

    1. jenblacksheep profile image84
      jenblacksheepposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't sold anything on Amazon since Christmas sad I found some really expensive things from Amazon to put on my hubs today. Will be mega excited if they sell.

      Spacey, I just noticed that you're from Essex. I grew up in Essex, only moved away a few months ago.

  11. Tenerife Islander profile image81
    Tenerife Islanderposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I am up for it as I was just about to do another hub but hadn't decided what on yet! OK, I have just thought of what I am going to do and it will be ready within the next 30 minutes!

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

      You have to start when everyone else starts. You cannot start before hand. wink

      When I have 5 people in all, then we will pick a time to start, and we'll start. smile

  12. Spacey Gracey profile image37
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Nope - I was saying I was stalking you, not the other way round. Although I don't mind if you wanna stalk me. I am terribly shallow and vain so a HP stalker would be wonderful thanks.

    Anyway - I should've just taken the challenge instead of chatting on this forum!

    Good luck - gonna check up the hubs in the morning.

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

      You stalking me? yikes tongue

      You go get some sleep.. lol Read tomorrow.. lol

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    Precious Williamsposted 8 years ago

    Can't work out whether we're still open for business on this one.  It's 10.30pm in the UK so I am a bit muddle headed.  Anyway, I haven't written anything to day - so I'd like to join  in if you run it.

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

      Cool Precious....nice to see you again. smile Hope you're alright. lol

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        Precious Williamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Cagsil.  I'm fine thanks.  Hope you're okay.  Someone must be lurking tonight/this morning/afternoon somewhere!

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

          I am doing good enough to be doing a challenge. smile So, that must be a good thing. lol lol And, yes there are always people lurking about. smile

  14. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Okay, so who is IN on this?

    Precious - Yes
    Myself - Yes
    Website Examiner - ?
    Spacey Gracey - ? Still here?
    Tenerife Islander - Might already be writing???? Hope not. yikes


    Anyone else?

  15. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    SHADESBREATH.....I know you're lurking about.....come on yikes hmm

  16. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    tongue

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

      What's up Mrs. Ohma? lol smile

  17. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    The sky. Taxes. Gas Prices. big_smile

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

      And you put a smiley face on it, meaning you're happy with it? roll yikes sad

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The topic today seems to be smart ass hubbers I was happy to finally find something I can be relatively good at.

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

          Good to know. I'll have to remember that, not that I didn't already know, just forgot. lol lol lol lol lol

  18. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    short term memory loos is a sure sine of senility. (or to many drugs)

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

      I think you're doing too many drugs. lol

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not a one today not even an aspirin! yikes tongue

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

          Oh, so your detoxing because of the lack of drugs. I get it now. tongue yikes

          1. Ohma profile image72
            Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol lol lol

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

              Figured you would find that funny. lol lol

  19. Tenerife Islander profile image81
    Tenerife Islanderposted 8 years ago

    OK, mine is done and published! How's that?

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

      Well, at least you wrote a new hub. Congrats.

      Unfortunately, you don't follow rules too well. Glad you have a new hub though. wink

  20. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Oh well, I guess it is time to let this thread die. It has been over 110 minutes and apparently not enough people to take part.

    Have a great day people. hmm yikes

  21. Tenerife Islander profile image81
    Tenerife Islanderposted 8 years ago

    Damn! I thought I had better get on with it and was bearing in mind it had to be done in 30 minutes so instead of checking back to see anything further regarding rules I got cracking!

  22. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    Hey Cags....you still interested in doing this!

    It's only 6am here in my part of the world but I'm keen if there are a few others around.  I missed your call yesterday (night here) because I was working. 

    Anyway....I'm a starter - keen to kick my brain into gear on this lovely morning!

  23. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 8 years ago

    Cagsil: Just a couple of little questions - Didn't you post the same forum topic with the same title yesterday?  How were you able to get today's time stamp on it (with the same title)?  Is it an altogether new forum that you were able to give the same name as yesterday's?

    Do you provide the topic or is it open topic?  I'm not up for this just yet, but maybe in the future.

    I have been wondering if you take into account the time zones of the world when you post these challenges; but after struggling with a world time-zone map for awhile, I think you probably have!  Have you ever asked those people who are interested in this challenge to tell you what time in GMT would work best for them?

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

      Not the same title, but for the same reason.
      Did you read the beginning of this thread?
      No, time is irrelevant. Those who want to take part when one is posted takes part. Those who are not on at the time, should not feel as though they missed something.

      It's a simple 30 minute challenge and not everyone can write a hub in 30 minutes, so regardless one would have to figure out if they could do it, before they try to do it for the first time.

      Anyone can start a thread of their own about it, if they so choose, if they feel inspired to write that badly? I mean, where is the creativity one is to have. I understand the time zone difference and I shouldn't feel bad because people cannot take part. Those who are online at the time, can choose whether or not, they choose to take part. If not, their loss.

      It's all about the consciously fluid results that come from doing it. smile

      1. Aficionada profile image85
        Aficionadaposted 8 years agoin reply to this



        You're right - their loss.  And maybe it's something I can try on my own, so that I can experience the "consciously fluid results that come from doing it."  I guess I have felt bad on your behalf because I think it's a terrific idea, and I've been sorry that in the times I've seen it posted there have seemed to be so few takers.  But I think maybe you have posted it more often than I have seen, and since you don't feel bad I guess I won't either.  Cheers.

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

          Cheers. smile

  24. travelespresso profile image81
    travelespressoposted 8 years ago

    Hello Cags
    I didn't get a response from this this morning when I said I was keen to participate.  Then I lost the power and 6 hours later I have power again!   

    Sounds as though you didn't have any more starters so I'll look out for it next time.

    BTW - I don't understand some of the negative comments in this thread!!!  You are doing a great job and as you say - if we're around and have the time we can give it a go!

  25. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Travelespresso, Thank you for the kind words and I'm sorry we were unable to get a chance to do one. I had a thought rattling around in my head most of the day and finally put it into a hub.

    I have not published it, but I do plan on it. Since it wasn't part of the challenge, I don't have to publish it right away. lol

    Some people have the courage do it on the spot and then make adjustments later. I guess that is what is being missed on it to begin with.

    At least there would be a new hub made. It might even be fun for some, but unless they try it once at least, they will never know.

    I'll catch up with you some other time. It would be a pleasure. I'm turning in for tonight. You take care and try to have fun. smile

    1. travelespresso profile image81
      travelespressoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nite nite!

 
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