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I want to be clear before I start the Hub Challenge...

  1. sholland10 profile image92
    sholland10posted 6 years ago

    Please let me know if I am right or wrong:
    1. Write hub and publish
    2. Post link without referral tracker to this forum
    3. Write 30 hubs in 30 days

    My questions:  Can I share these hubs with other sites like SheToldMe, Blogger, etc?

    Can hubs be about any topic? (within rules of Hub Pages)

    Thank you!

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      #1 is correct.

      #2 is to be posted in this thread---> http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18049

      #3 Yes, average one a day for 30 days.

      You can share your hubs anywhere relevant to the hub.
      You can post similar written articles on other sites, but not the same(exact).

      1. smanty profile image68
        smantyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do you mean when doing the challenge, if I skip a day I can make up for it by writing two the next day?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Smanty, like I said, this is not a contest - the 30 Day Challenge is just a way to motivate you.  You can write 5 one day and none for a week, if you like, it doesn't matter. 

          When I did the challenge, I sometimes started several Hubs on one day as I had the inspiration, then did nothing for a few days, then went back and finished them.  Maybe not the most organised way to work, but it fitted my schedule.

        2. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The object: 30 Hub in 30 Days.

          The most sensible way to do it is to plan your attack of 5-10 topics and write one hub a day for 30 days.

          If you don't write a hub on one day and you truly want to complete the challenge, then obviously you will need to make it up, in order to complete the challenge on time.

          You are not required to complete the challenge. As Marisa said, it's not a contest. If you fall behind, then you fall behind. But, if you are serious about completion, then it would need to be made up on another day.

          It all boils down to how you plan out your challenge.

          1. sholland10 profile image92
            sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Marissa and Cagsil,
            This is great information.  I want to start focusing on my writing.  I have been studying so much that I have not written things down when they come to me.

            Thanks AGAIN!! smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sholland, doing the Challenge is simple.  It's not a contest - it's just a way to motivate yourself.  You don't win anything or get any special benefit from doing the Challenge, except the satisfaction of achievement.

      You can start on any date you like, it doesn't have to be a calendar month. 

      The Hubs you write for the Challenge are just ordinary Hubs, on any topic you like.  When you finish the Hub, you post a link on the HubChallenge forum.

      That's it.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        great points, Marisa.

  2. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Sholland-Cagsil is a great resource.  Follow that link he left or look for the forum topic by Darkside titled: Post your hubchallenge here. 

    Also, please read the forum posting that is written by      which helps to explain everything. 

    Once you get the hang of it, it isn't difficult at all.  There is a small handful of people doing this right now...the point is-you begin at any time and stop after 30 days from that point.  I started June 1st, as did several other hubbers. 

    Congratulations for taking the challenge.

    1. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Denise and Cagsil!  I wish I had started June 1st because I already have 5 or 6 posted for the month of June.  I have been reading so many things in my learning process and trying to stay involved in the Hub community in various ways that I am just getting to the Hub Challenge.  It sounds fun and challenging.  I think I can learn a lot. 

      I did read Darkside's forum about the Hub Challenge.  I was just not clear on the process and thought I better speak up.

      Thanks Again! :-)

  3. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    smile You're welcome.  Good for you...it took me 8 months before I decided to do the challenge-had to clear my calendar past the holidays, etc.   

    Be sure to read the forum thread by Maddie.  Also, I wrote a hub about tips to make it easier to do the hubchallenge and there are other hubbers who have also left hubs about their experience.

    1. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I just read your hub about your first year and your first 100.  Thanks for directing me there.  I could relate to almost everything you said.  A wonderful hub for newbies.  Voted up and useful.  smile

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    You're welcome. smile

    1. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have been reading EVERYTHING!  LOL  I really am trying to learn the ropes.  I am thinking about my calendar, too.  I may have to wait, but I am itching to try.    I will double check what Maddie's thread is and go to your hub.  I think I might have already been there, though.

      Thanks, again! :-)

  5. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Sholland-yes, be sure to read Maddie's thread.  She is really the only one that has written there (third one down) because when you open it you will see the 'Directions' on what to do for the challenge.  Then, you will be prompted to follow the link there.  It will open to other info...like showing the Hubchallenge Icons. 

    Sometimes I add those, and I did add this to each one of my hubs when I did the challenge in January.  However, for some reason, still to be resolved, I cannot change the size of my photos and when I use the hubchallenge icon it is GIGANTIC, LOL

    So, I've not used it as of this challenge. 

    You can start anytime, but I like to start at the beginning of a month only b/c it helps me to keep track -- I need all the help I can with that, LOL  Good luck.

    1. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I read Maddie's post.  The only thing I am not clear on is how to use the hubchallenge icon.  Do I just c/p it as a picture?

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, you can just use it like a normal picture, right click, save as and then upload or just grab the link and point the picture capsule to it.

        You don't have to use that though. I did in my first challenge but after that I forgot about it.

        1. sholland10 profile image92
          sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, WryLilt. smile

  6. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    S-I did the same thing-I used it in the first challenge and then didn't in the one for April or June.  You can always start your first Hubchallenge hub with it as an 'announcement' and then bypass it for the other 29.  smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you're referring to the logo, you don't have to use it at all.

      In the old HubMob and some other projects, where all the Hubs in the project are linked together - so there's some point in including the logo. 

      HubChallenge Hubs are just ordinary Hubs.  The only difference is you get to post a link in the HubChallenge forum.  The logo means nothing to your readers so it seems a bit pointless to me, anyway.

      1. sholland10 profile image92
        sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Marisa! smile

  7. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Yes, Susan-actually, Marissa is right on with the icon.  It is still posted there under Maddie's thread...but, it is a royal Pain! to continuously add it to the hub. 

    Better just to go about the writing and link it.  That is the beauty of doing the hubchallenge, the ability to link it in a thread. 

    PLUS-there is an added bonus when you write a hub that coordinates with the weekly topic of inspiration! Then, your hub is linked to both of those threads.  Ingenius, isn't it! smile

    1. sholland10 profile image92
      sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am still "studying" everything.  Where do I find the weekly topic of inspiration?  smile

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Very easy to find, Susan-go to the forums and on the right hand column you will see something posted by Simone.  This weeks topic is "keeping kids entertained over summer vacation" or something like that.  Let me know if you still have problems finding it.  smile

        1. sholland10 profile image92
          sholland10posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Denise!  I see it. smile

 
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