The HubPages Staff Challenge

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  1. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 7 years ago

    Hey everyone!

    Last Friday, Pia challenged the HubPages staff to bout of Hubbing - I have joined with her and we're going to publish one Hub every day for as long as we can!

    The unspoken challenge is to see who can go at it for the longest.  This, my friends, is a game of endurance.

    Though this was initially an internal challenge, we want to open it up to everyone on HubPages.  Do you dare to take up Pia's challenge as well? big_smile

    May the best Hubber win!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Congrats on taking the challenge, Simone.  smile   
      I took the challenge on January 1st and since then have had several people interested in starting one.

      There's a group of us who will begin the 30 day challenge on April 1st.  I see that it also coordinates with a hubpage contest for writing.

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice!!! I'm looking forward to reading the Hubs you publish as a part of that challenge!

  2. Jason Menayan profile image59
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    I'm in! (publishing under my livelonger account)

    I've published 2 this week. I will commit to at least one per week, which is more than I usually publish but pales in comparison to you guys. smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

      Unfortunately, I'm spending every spare moment moderating and can't see my way clear to taking time away from that on a daily basis to publish Hubs, but I am going to aim for one a week, which is a heck of a lot more than I've been doing the past year.

      God knows when I'm going to get some sleep.

      1. frogdropping profile image81
        frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        sad

      2. Sue Adams profile image97
        Sue Adamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good for you Maddie, more moderating is badly needed here on HubPages.
        It sometimes takes me a whole day to write one decent Hub so I couldn't possibly write one Hub a day and still have a life.

    2. frogdropping profile image81
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

      You guys are trying to work fingers to the bone and keyboards to the trash can aren't you? Between the contest and Pia's challenge HP will be littered with fragmented hubbers big_smile

      I'm afraid I won't be joining in as I barely have the time to drink coffee ATM but I'm sure my time will get freed up sooner or later.

      And - perhaps you could write using search assist. That's been a good friend to me in the past smile

      Oh and you do know that one a day is a very tall order right?!

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It's purely optional big_smile  .... and who doesn't like an occasional challenge?

    3. sagebrush_mama profile image67
      sagebrush_mamaposted 7 years ago

      My weeks are too sporadic to do one per day, though I can probably accomplish 7 per week...great as a personal challenge!  Between your post, and the upcoming contest, I think I just got a fresh bit of encouragement to write...edit mode has been a little frustrating!  Just tidied up a work in progress, and published.

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, awesome!

    4. Mutiny92 profile image77
      Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

      well, this should make Hub Hopping EXTRA fun!!!  Just kidding!  Good for you guys!  Have fun!

      1. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile

      2. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL we're doing a lot of internet Hub Hopping too!  We wouldn't shoot ourselves in the foot by making more work for moderators big_smile

    5. Moonmaiden profile image79
      Moonmaidenposted 7 years ago

      Who has time to write new HUBS.  All my Hubpages time will be spent contesting the hostile new Hubpages, and trying to save my current Hubs from annihilation since every rule change coming over the waterfall seems to be falling right on my head. Sink or swim baby.

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh no!  I'm sorry you've got the impression that we're hostile.  That's definitely not our intention.  Please feel free to email me through my profile if you need any help or clarification, or simply want to voice your concerns.  We always appreciate user feedback on how we can improve.

        1. Denise Handlon profile image88
          Denise Handlonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, Maddie, I will take that invitation.  I'm in Moonmaiden's camp right now.  My experience has NOT been a good one and it has been confusing and frustrating.  sad

    6. Mighty Mom profile image82
      Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

      This is how bleary-eyed I am today.
      I read the title of this thread as "The HubPages Staff CHANGE."
      I thought y'all were playing  musical jobs or something.
      Clearly, I am in no condition to engage in any type of marathon activity that involves brain-to-hand coordination.

      But I am a good cheerleader!

      Simone, Simone, she's our woman, if she can't do it...
      Pia can!
      Pia, Pia, she's our woman, if she can't do it....
      Jason can!
      Jason, Jason, he's our man, if he can't do it...
      Hubbers (but not MM) can!

      Good luck to all!

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        roll




        @OP, good luck with that. wink

    7. janderson99 profile image54
      janderson99posted 7 years ago

      Sounds a bit desperate!

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I just want to keep ahead of you Hub wise, is all.  wink

    8. Beth100 profile image76
      Beth100posted 7 years ago

      Sounds like a ton of fun!  smile

      Wish y'all everlasting endurance!  Me, I might have to bough out this time... like Maddie -- need time to sleep sometime during the 24 hour day!  smile

    9. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

      I've published 3 this week so far, and should have another prepped for tomorrow (inspired by a reader's question). smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice!!

    10. Beth100 profile image76
      Beth100posted 7 years ago

      Way to go Jason!  Rooting for you!  smile

    11. profile image0
      ryankettposted 7 years ago

      Paul Deeds can double his tally with one more hub smile

      1. Mutiny92 profile image77
        Mutiny92posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ryan, its his sock puppet!  sheesh.... smile

    12. profile image0
      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

      My contribution will be to read and comment.

    13. ripplemaker profile image83
      ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

      How I wish I can write one hub a day!  smile  Well.... big_smile

    14. Lily Rose profile image86
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

      I wish I could! Starting in the fall both of my kids will be in school, so for the first time in six years I will have some free time! I plan on hubbing a lot more then...

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Very cool!  We look forward to the fall!

    15. melbel profile image96
      melbelposted 7 years ago

      Awesome idea! I will start creating more hubs, but won't be publishing until the contest. Best of luck for everyone!

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice! We look forward to you joining us in the month of April big_smile

    16. Maddie Ruud profile image77
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

      Wrote a Hub on Friday, and it's already on the front page of Google for several relevant keywords.  Pretty happy with that.  Good motivation to write another this week!

      (Still wish I had the time to write one daily, but that seems like an impossible dream with the amount of moderation/emails backed up!)

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Maddie...I know this is not the thread for this, but I sent an email to HP yesterday about a new hub I wrote and looking for HP approval/thoughts before I publish this. I would appreciate it. Thanks.

        Guess this could be part of the challenge for me since the hub was different than any I have ever written.

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image77
          Maddie Ruudposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Michael,

          Just sought out and replied to your email.  We're pretty backed up, as you can imagine.

          1. Michael Willis profile image77
            Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Maddie. I know you all so extra busy right now. I will also make the adjustments you suggested before I publish.
            I can't believe that one mistake line I made!?!...yikes  Especially thanks for that one. Whew! Fixed and done.

    17. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

      Simone, are you posting these on the hubchallenge thread?  I don't recall seeing them there.

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nope- I'm just publishing them.  A bunch in the HP staff is too - we're just trying to build up more of a collection!

     
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