Lessons Learned From my 30 in 30 HubChallenge
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 team...so 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 them...you 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.
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.