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Health Awareness and 30 Hubs

Updated on February 12, 2015

March Health Month

Eat fruits and vegetables for better health.
Eat fruits and vegetables for better health.

Health Awareness and 30 Hubs

Joining the March health and wellness month at HubPages and contest, my goal was to make a hub on every subject presented and to go for the 30 Hubs in 30 day challenge. Winning the daily contest would have been a plus, though not expected.

Prior to starting this, I had been a member on Hubpages for 9 months. Yet felt like a newbie. I missed out on the Hubnuggets when I first joined.

Just a month before starting this contest and challenge, I had 94 followers and 13 hubs. As of publishing this hub, I have 249 followers and 43 hubs.

I still don’t get the number system on HubPages. I have seen Hubbers with short Hubs and high scores. (Not to say there are plenty of long Hubs with high scores.) I have seen Hubbers with few followers and Hubs with overall high hubscores. (Again the opposite applies too.)

I do realize that content, participation and keywords do play a part in this. Working on the right keywords is something I need to work on. My highest hubscore reached the low 90s, but not sure if I will see that again. Low 80s seem to be the place for me.

I am not a health professional. I am a researcher and have researched health issues for years. Seeing the March health contest here on HubPages, I knew this was something that I could do with my 30 day challenge. This hub is number 30 and a great way to include all the health hubs for this challenge.

Eat a Healthy Salad

Choose freshly made salads over greasy red meat.
Choose freshly made salads over greasy red meat.

Please be considerate and do not copy any of my pictures. They are all copyrighted and have a digital thumb print on file. They are protected at My Free Copyright

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I Did It With March Health Awareness!

Now is the time for a must needed break. Don't forget about me. I'm still here, but not with a hub a day. At least until next time I go with the insanity.
Now is the time for a must needed break. Don't forget about me. I'm still here, but not with a hub a day. At least until next time I go with the insanity.


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    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Yes, pays to go on these challenges.

    • Winsome profile image

      Winsome 8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Sandy, great job! Are you saying you gained 150 followers in one month because of your hub challenge? That is impressive.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      I enjoyed this hub, I learned a lot and it made me think. I look forward to reading more and more!

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      Christine Mulberry 8 years ago

      I've enjoyed your health hubs a great deal. Very informative. You've grown your collection a lot in the past month or so. I'm like you about the scores though...I have no idea what they are based upon.

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      brethodge 8 years ago from USA

      This food seems to be very nutritive.. I liked the way you have presented it.. Nice job!

    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for the comments. Adrienne2, if only I could get my scores up.

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      wrenfrost56 8 years ago from U.K.

      Well done Sandy, what a great set of hubs, keep hubbin'. :)

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      Adrienne F Manson 8 years ago from Atlanta

      Sandy you are one great hubber, and I can see why you have 262 followers. Great content, and very informative!

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      gramarye 8 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      This was a great hub. I agree with some of your early comments about hub scores/numbers, and your honesty about your own numbers. One of mine fluctuates up to 94 but drops back again. Like you, more work on keywords. Some days, I just edit for that and usually see results.

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      Sage Williams 8 years ago

      Wow, Sandy Great hub and very impressive achievement. Congratulations to you! I admire all the people who take these challenges. Every single hub seems to be a challenge for me just trying to find the time to write and follow up with each.

      Hats off to you, great job!


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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Grant's World, I really didn't have much time for anything else. I know some people can just pump these out, but I put a lot of thought and research into them.

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      Grant Handford 8 years ago from Canada

      Great job Sandy.

      How much time does a person spend each day on average working on creating hubs when you do one per day?

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      CMHypno 8 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Glad the Health Awareness 30 Hubs in 30 Days worked out for you Sandy, and I hope that those Hubs will go on earning you lots of money. It just drove me to writing about Turkish Delight!

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      You go, girl! Kudos!

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      I sent you an email Sandy Spider! Please read it now!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I seen that. I thought that changtian and alexandriaruthk were the same person. LOL

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      oh my, why did he copied my respond, HUH, Thank you Spider Lady!

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      changtian 8 years ago

      Go on Mam, Congratulations as well, keep on writing!

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      alexandriaruthk 8 years ago from US

      Go on Mam, Congratulations as well, keep on writing!

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      ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

      Congrats on the challenge. I am still working on the 30 in 30. Great hub here. Good info. I don't even worry about my hubscore anymore because sometimes its very high and sometimes very low I think gremlins are in charge of our hubscores. Remember gremlins, no not the car, never mind. lol

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Congrats as well on finishing the marathon! Great info.

    • nancy_30 profile image

      nancy_30 8 years ago from Georgia

      Congratulations on finishing your 30 hubs in 30 days challenge. I've enjoyed reading all of your hubs.

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      daisyjae 8 years ago from Canada

      Wow! 30 hubs in 30 days, you are amazing.

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      Janice S 8 years ago

      Kudos to you! 30 hubs in thirty days is a lot. I did 10 in 10 days to get started here at hub pages and that just about killed me. Great job and great material too....think you've covered just about everything! Now you can relax a bit :)

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      entertianmentplus 8 years ago from United States

      Good job Sandy.

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      Cassidella 8 years ago

      Congrats Sandy on meeting the 30/30 challenge! You did it! Nice work! Enjoy the satisfaction!

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      Rhonda (pukeko) 8 years ago

      Congratulations Sandy.

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      You need a standing ovation for producing so many hubs. I'm already hyperventilating with the 2 or 3 hubs I produced during this Health month and that's quite an achievement, considering I tweet out one a week on average. You've done well and here's to more success for you at HP. Cheers!

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      Coolmon2009 8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Another good article, well written and accurate :)

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great job Sandy and congrats on completing it. I just finished my and it almost killed me LOL...all your hubs have been the best of quality and a benefit to all who read them...

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Great stuff! I've considered 30 hubs in 30 days and every 30 days I reconsider it.

      Thanks for all this information by the way - you've covered it all!

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      katiem2 8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Sandy, Hats off to you, I'm impressed with your hub and the vast content. It's a keeper. You must need a break. Thanks for all the great hubs on health... Peace :)

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      Mike Teddleton 8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Sandy, Great Job and WHEW, Very informative hub.

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      NoRR4Me 8 years ago

      Sandy, you are funny, Insanity???(referring to the caption on your picture of the 30 day challenge). LOL.

      During the 30 day challenge, I published some Hubs in the areas I'm interested in, but not for every topic nor on everyday. I knew I probably couldn't deal with it. LOL. However, I'm glad they had the challenge. It pushed me to publish more and it gave me lots of ideas on what to write about.

      I'm with you about the whole ratings thing. I've pretty much decided not to worry about trying to figure it out.

      I think you did an excellent job on your Hubs. You deserve a break. Take care.


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