Shadesbreath and I would like to give you an experience that you might not have received yet during your time on Hubpages.
So, with that said- How about trying an INSTANT Hub Challenge. What is a "Instant" Hub Challenge?
Well, I'm glad you asked- It's about consciously writing one hub in 30 minutes, beginning at a time designated by either Shadesbreath or myself and when time is done, hit publish.
Shadesbreath and I will both read and comment on the hub you produce. However, this might be your only chance to do one, because I haven't been doing them, due to other duties elsewhere and Shadesbreath has been shamelessly self promoting his book.
So, there is a good chance another opportunity like this might not come along? One can never tell.
Rules- (a)Hub must be 400 words in length and (b) The hub cannot be anything that you were working on or have unpublished already, and (c) You cannot start until it is posted in the forum- GOOOOOOOOOOO!
*you can setup your URL, title, category and get ready to click create hub, but you must not start the process until told to start.
1. The point is not to make a perfect hub. 2. The point is to have fun. 3. The point is to get the seedling of something written, which you can then feel compelled to go back and clean up since you already hit publish (hence the beauty of doing these late at night, nobody really sees them except us, and we're on your side).
Take off your tie, take off your shoes, run and take two to eleven shots of the best booze in your house, and come back and have some fun with it.
You can always unpublish it tomorrow if it truly sucks.
I think we're somewhere near 11 beers and two shots of Herradura tequila. lol. (This is what happens when my wife leaves town... I have to substitute booze for food because there is no one to cook and I am famously unmotivated when it comes to such enterprises). I can't be held responsible for whatever comes out lol.
Wow. Those were all pretty bad. I mean I love you all and everything but wow. Shadesbreath's is the only one with any hope of bringing anyone in... and that's only if they are looking for a recipe for Vegemite and spell it wrong.
*Not judging Jewels in here. I hadn't read it when I posted and wouldn't be such a b***h on such a personal topic as to judge it.
Community is about the people in it. It's true that HP might be too far gone and hoping that they can make enough rules and regulations to save it, but I expect the company is still small enough to see how that won't work
We can only try, and hope they go back to empowering US, the people who ARE them.
Yeah, thanks - it turned out well. I will wait for the GOOOOOO next time, if there is a next time.
Shades you mentioned Old days. All forums have Old days, it's not so good now and so on. They operate in a constant shifting state, people leave (sad), people join (who the hell are they) and sometimes people get lifetime bans (respect).
Little microcosm of life, the new neighbours take a while to settle in.
My previous favourite forum was never the same after some posters, including me, got banned. Sure you can log in with a proxy server and a new identity - but it's not quite the same 50,000 post respect as you once got.
It's a funny thing, forums. You can make real friendships - just a shared thought or expression - even thought it's 'only' the internet.
Anyway, you go to bed, I need to go shopping. This time thing is all messed up. Put your clocks back several hours and submit to GMT.
Yeah, bed sounds good too. It's 4:35am here now. I guess I can blame the lateness on Shadesbreath, who likes to procrastinate. The mister unmotivated to feed himself, that he needs to substitute it for alcohol.
Caren, usually there isn't any warning, when these types of challenge arise. The most advance warning you will have, will be about 1 hour at the most.
The challenge is about consciously writing one hub in 30 minutes, without any preparation whatsoever, except for getting the minor stuff out of the way, at the beginning of creating a hub. I am not familiar with you enough to know what your old account was? Please clarify?
I have run a number of these challenges and I am not sure if I remember WHO you are with regards to them?
Actually, Shadesbreath is the one who originally started these challenges and I continued to do them on occasion. I'm sorry you missed the challenge and like the OP says, I am not sure another will happen, but it is possible.
No point in telling you my old account. I only ended up participating in a couple of them because I missed most of them (so you wouldn't be able to remember me even if I did say), but I always enjoyed reading the hubs afterwards.
I will say though that I liked them so much, I once ran one on squidoo - though I gave people like 6 hours notice about when it'd start because their forums weren't all that active; I just trusted people not to go against the rules.
My memory isn't that bad. I have only done about a dozen of these challenges without Shadesbreath and have only done 5 with him. But, if you don't want to tell me then that is your choice. I guess it really doesn't make a difference. I understand what you're saying.
Missed this one because a lightening bolt took out two trees in my front yard and then ran inside on my ground wire knocking out my modem, my Netflix and other streaming device, plus my wireless router.
Welcome back, Ray! I hope you learned your lesson since you got your legs switched by the mods!
Thanks to Cagsil and Shadesbreath for doing this. I enjoyed it a lot. It seems I'm normally not on HP the same time as them but it was fun and a good little challenge for myself without doing a 30 day challenge.
Haven't had a chance to respond to the comments left on my hub but I'll try to get to you all later today.
I am sorry I missed this one. I loved doing these. I have been absent this week due to some crappy weather here. I need to get up to par and get back into the swing of things. I am hoping that you guys can find time to do another one...I would be looking forward to it.
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