I Failed.

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  1. jdaviswrites profile image72
    jdaviswritesposted 13 years ago

    Everyone makes mistakes, and everyone fails at times. I feel that owning your mistakes and failures is just another way to help you to become a better person.

    I started the 30 day hub challenge 4 weeks ago unemployed and with best intentions. 20 hubs later I come here to confess that I have failed to meet my goal. Maybe it was the fact that I started working (2 jobs) or that I felt rushed and didn't want to forfeit the quality of my writing.

    In other words, I couldn't hack the sesh. But I will try again someday.

    Cheers to you if you try your absolute best, even if you don't succeed.

    1. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, GO YOU! You tried. You did your best. And you can always finish the other ten at another time--you entered the challange with an expectation, but circumstances change.

      I had something like that occur when I participated in the "first" 30 day challenge, and I had to decide--work all day, come home and write, or work all day, and relax the rest? wink I did a little of both.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        As you say, circumstances change all the time.  I had set a goal of a hub a day, and have made that and a little more, but now have family coming in for 2 weeks and probably won't write hardly anything for the next couple of weeks.  Nevertheless my personal goal has certainly benefited me and I'm not sorry I made it even though I also "failed". 

        Maybe I'll work on the idea side for 2 weeks instead of the actual writing.

    2. mailxpress profile image51
      mailxpressposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulate yourself.  20 Hubs in 30 days is a lot especially when you have kids, husband and house/apt.  I respect you more because you did not want to give up on the quality of your Hubs.  Writing takes time.
      I never tried the 30 day challenge because I know me.  If I can write five top quality hubs in 30 days I feel I have accomplished something.
      Again 20 Hubs is aces.  Way to go.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You didn't fail.  Ask yourself, how many Hubs would you have written if you hadn't signed up for the Challenge?  Probably a lot less than 20.  You've more than doubled your number of Hubs!

      The Challenge isn't a competition, it's just a means of motivating yourself.  So it worked!   I "failed" on my first two attempts, but I still wrote way more Hubs than I would otherwise - so I still "won".  And so have you!

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    I failed the first time I tried. You'll do it eventually.

  3. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    I have been here 8 months and haven't tried it. At least you gave it a go.

  4. joaniemb profile image61
    joaniembposted 13 years ago

    Yeah for you that you gave it a shot and 20 hubs is something to be proud of. Never say you failed when you gave it your best shot.

    Remember the old saying if at first you don't succeed try, try again.

    Next time you will make it, but for now hooray for your 20 hubs.

  5. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    You had two jobs and you think you failed because you "only" did twenty?

    There are people who haven't done 20 in a year.

    You did not fail.

  6. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Misha comes to mind http://hubpages.com/profile/Misha 2 years 21 hubs and makes more money than most of us combined.

  7. sabrebIade profile image82
    sabrebIadeposted 13 years ago

    My first Hub Challenge was a total blow out as I recall.
    It takes time.
    Heck, I'm trying this month, but with everything going on, I'll probably fall short.
    Hang in there.

  8. jdaviswrites profile image72
    jdaviswritesposted 13 years ago

    Man i love everyone on hubpages. You guys are all so friendly and supportive. Yes okay, so not a complete failure. Besides 1 excellent hub is better than 30 absolute crap hubs...

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you have it figrued out.  Carry on!

      1. lightning john profile image61
        lightning johnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        This is obsurd!

  9. Mike Lickteig profile image77
    Mike Lickteigposted 13 years ago

    I've never done more than 15 hubs in a month, and usually it is more like 10-12.  You did great getting to 20, especially if you were holding down two jobs at the time.

    You did fine.

  10. jennshealthstore profile image80
    jennshealthstoreposted 13 years ago

    If you tried you did not fail, we all have obstacles that get in the way sometimes. The point is you did your best. The only time we fail is when we do not make an effort to do something we want or need to do.

  11. raisingme profile image79
    raisingmeposted 13 years ago

    You tried.  Congratulations.  I failed to try!

  12. CASE1WORKER profile image63
    CASE1WORKERposted 13 years ago

    i have eight to go with eight days to do it in- the challenge has lost its rosiness!

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ah you got it...the final stretch!

  13. Good Guy profile image81
    Good Guyposted 13 years ago

    It's just a casual resolution.  You didn't fail.  You just did not meet your target.  No big deal.

    Try again.

  14. profile image53
    DonnaJim23posted 13 years ago

    I'm a newbie and enjoying these community. You made 20 of 30, that's an achievement, Cheer up!

  15. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    20 hubs is good, I am over half way through my challenge and only done 15.. big audit at work next week, bringing work home for the weekend so i will lose a week.... don't think i will make it either... but i will keep trying, and if not I will try again in a month or so..

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      true. that could prove difficult but there is always next time...

  16. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Okay, I'm the resident serpent so I'm expected to say bad things so-SHAME ON YOU!  You should have done like me with the 30 hubs in 30 weeks thing!   Show off!   LOL!

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i'm not really afraid of snakes. i once killed a snake, skinned it, and used it for decoration around the brim of my hat.

  17. glendoncaba profile image75
    glendoncabaposted 13 years ago

    It took me 3 attempts to get 30 in 30, so chin up.

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yea i'm feeling good about it regardless. especially after seeing so many people went through the similar situation.

  18. Kangaroo_Jase profile image77
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 13 years ago

    Well done, you have taken the opportunity to give something a go and tried your darned hardest to get there.

    Did you fail? Of course you did, the good part is you will do it again, and often.

    As you have clearly realized this yourself, to fail is one of the best things one can do, to fail often even better. This is simply a means of finding your way on your writing journey. You would have learned many things from writing those 20 hubs, many things you didn't realize or understand before you wrote those hubs.

    The fact that you accept this as growth, learning and understanding is your win/win situation.

    To give something a try, and give it up before gaining any traction at all, is a true failure.

    You gave it a try, you DIDN'T give up, and that to me, is a win. wink

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yes i agree. like you say, failing is relative. while i failed to meet my desired goal, i still gained from the experience

  19. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Try again - smile If at first you don't succeed Try Try Try again and again smile I only got 2 articles done in the hub challenge - but - they brought in some money smile and I will do it again - had alot of problems at home and was trying to keep myself going - well - the two articles that I did write helped and I will do the hub challenge again - hey maybe next time I will get 3 done smile crap at this rate it will take me 30 years to get 30 of em LOL smile so don't worry - try it again smile

  20. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Keep on Rollin Man You Will Get There and with 20 - you will get there way before me with my 2 haha Really I'm not kidden smile

    1. jdaviswrites profile image72
      jdaviswritesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      if you had intentions of the 30 hub challenge, at least 2 is some effort. you sure like your smiley faces huh? i love the attitude...

  21. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 13 years ago

    20 hubs is hardly a failure.  As you said, it was better to stop than to sacrifice quality.  Nothing is to be gained by spitting on sub-quality work simply for the sake of meeting a goal.  You did the right thing. 

    That's one thing I like about the hub challenge, it's ongoing.  Anytime you feel the urge to do it again, just start it up again.  Everytime you challenge yourself you'll learn something new and gain invaluable experience that will help you the next go around.

  22. liljen23 profile image77
    liljen23posted 13 years ago

    That's ok J, you have great and informative hubs to toast to.. the quantity is not the issue, it is the quality.. (wink) keep it coming..


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