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Lessons Learned From my 30 in 30 HubChallenge

Updated on February 14, 2010

What is the Hub Challenge?

A HubChallenge, can be any type of challenge you choose to take, on your terms and time. The most common one here on hubpages is 30 in 30. That is 30 hubs in 30 days. It of course cold be anything from 10 in 10 or 1 in 1 if you want to take it slow or a 1000 in 365 if you're feeling lucky are amazingly talented or experiencing a hub addiction.

Where do I sign up? In the forums. Just get in say you're going in and then start. There's an opp to get familiar with the HuChallenge you can if you want to. More importantly there are some rules or must reads...before any challenger can get it krunk!

When you publish the hub go back into the forums and let the world know about simply post the links...and yes, there is a designated thread for that too.

Now the formalities are out the way...

I should also point out that I failed the challenge. Yep my first attempt in my 3 months here...I'm still pretty new...ish. I managed 22 hubs. I wasn't behind or anything in fact, I had the full thirty...I forgot I was doing the challenge. Yep! Total brain lapse. Note to self: Make not to self to remind self of stuff that one might forget.

So if you've done it before, successfully or not you're thinking about it, want to know what it's like...what I'm about to say may move you, stir you, thrill you, fill you ***an orchestra plays in the distance as I type*** make you laugh cry...experience an orgy of emotions you never thought you'd feel, or bore you to death. You may just end up reading it and experience ust that. Like a normal person *If there are any normal people out there*

You know eyes moving left to right synapses in your brain collecting data, releasing emotion as it sees fit, downloading into memory bank or subconsciously create a mind stamp. Ah the joy of reading!

This is the point, where I begin to type the actual lessons, you're obviously here for them. I'll keep you waiting no longer.

Yes I am good stuff :D
Yes I am good stuff :D

Here I go...

Procrastination is a bitch. Stall hubbing and before you know a week's gone.

Stagnation of the Brain. I had a plethora of ideas for hubs until I made the challenge official...for some strange reason they took a walk...

The forum is very, very, very, very, VERY distracting! Until you have yourself a mini stalker spouting some BS, nonsense to every post you make.

The ceiling is very attractive. I found myself staring at it for hours on end. That could just be me.

It presents a conflict of interest. If you're writing a novel, blog, job hunting...hell even if you have a job. It cause drama for your loyalty and how much time you can devote to your life's many aspects.

I began dreaming of different topics and managed to write a couple brilliant one in my dreams...only to have the erased completely when I wake.

I am hubtastic! Yes I am! By the end of it successful or not, it helps you find your style, boost you're confidence and you may even may a dollar/pound or 2.

Forgetting publish unpublished hubs. So you end up publishing up to 5 in a day.

Everything has the potential to become a hub....Any and everything...unless they infringes any TOS.

You will drive someone crazy...metaphorically of course.

Forgetting to post links in the forum can just become annoying. When I managed to remember I had to go back and find them, get each link and post in bulk. Tres time consuming.

The boob rub became a great comfort. You know cupping them, rubbing them reduces anxiety...could just be another me thing.

Father time hated me. He sped the time up and down as her saw fit.

My laptop hated me. It turned it self off spontaneously every now and then, causing two hubs I was working on to go haywire. Which my family now know is a scream temp insane moment.

I hated it but loved it and may even do it again.

I entered a self aware, confused, wide-eyed, coma type, still thing that's just confusing. I think it's a metaphorical brain explosion.

Hindsight is a bitch. If I had published the unpublished hubs earlier forgetting I underwent the challenge, wouldn't have mattered. I'd have done it in time. Grrr!

So if you're

Taking the challenge, bare the above i mind. It will be a bumpy, smooth, informative, weird type of ride.

Worth it if you can hold on to your sanity long enough. I managed....barely....then again I didn't manage a whole 30 in 30 so who knows.


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    • ladyjane1 profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Im doing the challenge now and boy it is a challenge it is amazing how quick you run out of ideas. Oh wish me luck. Good hub by the way.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You can always try again but after all it is just a challenge if you want to accept it. Maybe you are a quality over quantity girl? Good hub.

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      8 years ago from US

      hehe, you might want to try the challenge again, I understand what youre saying though,

      Thanks for visiting my hub about african American-- I will write about French actresses maybe next week, Have a good day,

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      8 years ago

      i need more and more contact to you

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Hy Sa Toya. You are a Diamond for doing this! It's a hard slog. Lots of people have high scores than I here in Hubs and they have fewer hubs than my 40 hubs, so how are they doing it? That's what I am working to find out. The "challenge" helps as a motivator. I need to be doing it because I like it, more than just reeling off a bunch of hubs. Otherwise I would have to plan them all like a campaign. And I am so loving my social life! LOL!

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      Marie Ryan 

      8 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

      Well done....It sounds as if it has been soooo traumatic!

      I wish I were as brave as you to make the committment!

      You deserve a break for a few minutes.... before you get started on the next challenge!

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      8 years ago

      Well done Sa Toya and congrats on the 100 fans of which I am honoured to be one. My target is to write 400 hubs by the end of 2010 lol ; )

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      Cherri Brown-Jett 

      8 years ago from Richmond

      This is a good hub for all of the new hubbers. I was wondering how you have so many since we started hubbing around the same time. I might need to try 30 in 30 to keep up with you.LOL. Even though you fell short, you produced some great hubs and you are a great hubber. Thats why I am a fan of yours!

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      Sa Toya 

      8 years ago from England

      LOL Cheers and why yes,yes you may! :)

    • MordechaiZoltan profile image


      8 years ago

      I love it! Congratulations on your hubability. May I call you the hubanator?


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