Wow! It didn't even feel like it. Got 30 done in 18 days. My first 18 days as a member for that matter.
Thanks HubPages for the Opportunity!
Welcome to Hubpages!
I would hope that you didn't trade quality for quantity?
However, I think it is very important to always check your work against other veteran thoughts/ideas. Which means, you should post a few links(3) in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread and get advice.
I only say that, because I have reviewed several of your hubs, which I have listed below that need work.
http://hubpages.com/hub/WORLD-PREMIER-I … a-Squirrel
http://hubpages.com/hub/Best-Dog-Parks- … a-Colorado
The above is just three of your hubs. It also makes for good reading- FAQ's page and the Learning Center.
It was nice to see 30 hubs being done in 18 days. But, it's not a race to see how quickly you can do hubs, but how you prepare each hub to achieve the task within 30 days.
Good luck and I hope you enjoy your time here.
I appreciate it - thanks for looking.
Throw down some suggestions so other hubbers can get a feel.
I gave you the most powerful suggestion I could- visit the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread and post 3 links to hubs you would like to get advice on, so you can improve upon your work.
You've still 12 days to turn your substandard stuff into quality stuff.
i applaud your willingness to write an entire hub around receiving a .47 click , but question if you really think its something that you would ever want to read yourself?
if your other hubs are similar to the starwars guide and the one I reference, sadly (for you), I think posting this thread will not have the results yo expect.
but on the plus side, you may inadvertently get to do the 30 in 30 days instead of 18
For this particular hub I don't expect results. I've had a hard time finding prices for my Star Wars collection. If I can help anyone get where they want more quickly, finding info for their collections, I hope it can help them.
Thanks for looking - I appreciate it!
Cool! Thanks for all your input.
Because there are so many interests out there, you are right! Some of my hubs are very simple and light hearted or funny for those that want that. Other hubs report some news or sports, some recipes, guidelines to finding information, and are a little more in depth.
HubPages is very serious for some, and for me, I just really enjoy the community, a forum to have a little fun, and being able to share some stories of our interests from a different point of view!
This is exactly why Google hit so many writing sites so hard. Too many feel it is only a place to have a light-hearted word like a blog and that is not what Hubpages is at all.
Somehow, aren't we also encouraging people to do this with our 30 hubs in 30 days challenge? We all know that more content means more ads and more chances for views. We want quality but we also want quantity.
Only from a negative perspective is the 30 Hubs in 30 Day challenge a method for encouraging bad writing or hub production.
The challenge is about writing one decent hub a day, extensive and informative. To do it consistently for 30 days, publishing just one hub a day, is most certainly a challenge for most.
Quality can be achieved in the 30 day challenge, because it only requires one to be organized or prepared to take on the challenge. So, topics are chosen, the URL is created and links available resources somewhere handy, if planning on linking to other websites(it's good to have them handy).
I have participated in the 60 Day Challenge with many others, and it was a challenge to do 30 hubs in 30 days, and make them all of quality, however, I was successful.
The other day, another Hubber came to the forums and told me that by doing an Instant Hub Challenge- I was encouraging junk to be written. I was like WOW.
I admire your energy and courage, but 30 of this quality in 18 days would truly be something:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Not-dancing-on- … d-Symphony
Take everyone's advice left here, and see how you can push yourself to write an article that makes an impact on a reader.
Hey ByChance, sorry I didn't mean to dampen your enthusiasm with my comment above, but most of us who are here to earn money are maybe a bit super-sensitive at the moment.
Hubpages has been google-slapped and maybe we are looking for someone to blame.
Maybe you are used to blogging and just writing short blurbs, but really you will be doing not only yourself but the whole site a big favor here if you make your hubs a bit longer. 200 words is a paragraph.
Try and aim for at least 400 words, though more is better.
There is a lot of crap on this site that we are trying to clean up and you have walked in in the middle of it.
You have a nice writing style and I'm sure you'll find a home here if you aim a little higher.
Welcome to Hubpages
Thanks for support!
I'm 18 days old, I'm learning a lot about how the community acts around these parts. I bet when HubPages formed their company, they encouraged newbies like me to join and interact.
Looking forward to aiming higher!
P.S. - Here's just one of the Hubs I wrote Yesterday on the NASCAR race in Phoenix after watching the whole thing. This hub has almost 1600 words.
That's good, right?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Jeff-Gordon-Win … al-Raceway
ps there is an edit button for you to edit a post when you forget something like a link, which by the way, will likely get snipped because posting links in the forums is frowned upon. Off to read it anyway
As a newbie - where is the dang edit button?
Oh nevermind, how bout that - I found it.
Since you are new, guess its best to point out a necessary distinction : "posting links in the forum is frowned on" seems to be passed around a lot these days, Im not a moderator and dont know the letter of the law but I definitely post links whenever the hell its relevant, and as a forum user find it quite annoying when someone says "see the link on my profile" or or tries to break the link in some silly way because they think thats expected... links are quite common on the forums and in all net talk ( you will know when you are trying to "sneak" your own links and will recognize it when others are trying)
Its pretty clear when you look at the formatting options down there on the right -----v that 4 are specifically for linking.
Whats not allowed is starting a thread solely to self promote your own content and links or trying to spam the forums for backlinks.
So if someone said to you "your hubs are a bit too short" ( and they are) and you said well how about this one "link" its better isnt it?... that just seems like a natural extension of conversation .... hard to suspect that you started the thread solely hoping someone would ask for that situation.
In general ,threads you start that have your links in them should only occur in the "extreme makeover" section but "posting links in the forums" is not frowned upon - posting your own links in the forums with the intention of self promotion is frowned upon (and as a result you will have it snipped and possibly warned/banned if its a common activity) - 2 very different things.
In context, that is probably what Izzy meant, but many think its a blanket truth.
so welcome and http://hubpages.com/hub/Star-Wars-Figures-Price-Guide is obviously far below anyone quality standards, maybe I was too indirect with my first suggestion
I do "break" links frequently when I post them by placing an obvious space in the url - but this is done usually when discussing something in a critical manner , like a spammer, duplicator etc and we dont want to give them a live link
ht tp://elouai.com/images/yahoo/a21.gif (like that)
Looks to me like an excellent hub, well done:)
Only skim read it because its not my forte, but looks good
I think in a way it does encourage quantity over quality, but if you know you are going to participate in the 30 in 30 then you can do some planning and put out some really outstanding hubs during that time.
Not all good writers have the same methodologies. For some, including myself, a quality Hub takes days or even weeks to research and write.
I admire those who can write meaningful words on worthwhile topics without having days-long discussions with the self about what is on-topic, meaningful, worthwhile, valuable. I'm not one of them.
The 30DC is completely out of my understanding about how to write. I think if my background were in journalism, where a story needs to be told on the spot, by formula (and also the press credential clout to elicit on-the-spot info), I might have a different view.
So, what's a 'decent' Hub a day? A stellar Hub? One that has a life beyond the immediate? Or one that satisfies daily, temporary, keyword clicks?
I think the 30DC is something to strive for. I can't set that challenge for myself, but I admire those who can. They will learn a lot, and they might reap a lot.
For any aspiring 30DC participant who has done the homework about what this challenge is, this is not an invitation to produce junk. But then, for any established writer who looks at this challenge, it is an invitation to question the worth of the output.
I'd like to do that challenge one day. But at the pace I work, to fulfill the challenge would be a compromise where quality would suffer.
To each her/his own.
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