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Advantages of Writing 30 Hubs in 30 Days - Benefits of This Writing Experience

Updated on January 3, 2015
Ah, the coveted 30!
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My experience with completing 30 hubs in 30 days . . .

Wow! I did it! I was hesitant to commit myself to writing 30 hubs in 30 days, but I decided, along with about 30, (yeah, 30!) other of my buddies, to go for it. And I completed it. Yea! And yea to my wonderfully talented and supportive fellow hubbers who completed the challenge as well as the hubbers who cheered us on tirelessly!

Am I glad I did the 30/30 challenge? Yes, I'm extremely pleased. Was it difficult to do? Oh, yes. Yes. Very much so. Let me give you some advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons, of participating in the challenge of publishing 30 hubs in 30 days.

Advantages of the 30/30

There are definitely advantages to doing the 30 hubs in 30 days. Here are the ones I see:

1) Increase your number of hubs: Your hub portfolio gets a boost, as suddenly you have 30 more hubs than you did before starting. My average was publishing a hub or two a week--not seven a week! That's 30 more hubs that Google is now crawling around and searching for.

2) Traffic increases: My average traffic doubled on some days. I used to get about 200 to 400 views per day, but during the past month, I would get a minimum of 400 and up to 800. Will this traffic stay up? I don't know. But I also noticed that it wasn't only my hubs that I published during the 30/30 challenge that got the views. My other hubs also got increased views. That was a nice, unexpected benefit.

3) Revenue increases: My revenue in March doubled from that of the previous month. That was exciting to watch. I had started hitting $1.00 per day now and then, but in March I only had a few days below a buck, and many days were well over, some over $2.00 and up to $2.50 per day. I was very excited about this increase. Again, will this increase continue now that the challenge is over? I don't know. I'll have to wait and see.

Hubbers I Joined in the 30/30 Challenge

4) Win contests: Several of us chose March as the time to do our 30/30 challenge since HubPages was having the Question and Answer contest. For the month of March, hubbers would win money for the questions they asked and answered. $50 was given for randomly drawn hubs, with $10 going to the person who asked the question. There were also larger prizes for the overall best chosen hubs. I was fortunate to win $50 for my Green Appetizers for St. Patrick's Day hub and $10 for my question that produced billybuc's hub: Lifestyle Changes: How to Deal with Constant Negativity. Coordinating the 30/30 challenge with a contest month gives you increased opportunities to win.

5) Bond with other hubbers: Going through tough experiences does bond people. This has been true in the past month. Hubbers have identified with and supported each others' experiences. I have bonded with many other hubbers and deepened the connection with this talented bunch of writers and compassionate friends.

6) What an accomplishment! I proved that I could commit to and finish this 30/30 challenge. That goal was not for the benefit of others, but for myself. I've had a rough few months--heck, past year--and I needed to feel that I could rise above difficult times and do something for myself. Working hard on and completing the 30/30 challenge gave me a sense of worth and value that I have only felt intermittently for quite some time. Personally, the 30/30 challenge process was an emotionally and mentally rewarding experience for me. I told myself I could do it! And I did...with a little help from my friends. (Do you hear the song in there?)


Disadvantages of the 30/30

I'm not going to give a numbered list of the disadvantages of joining in on the 30/30 challenge, because I believe that the positives far outweigh any negatives. I'll summarize a few cons. The challenge does take a lot of time. It has to be a priority. I was often working on brainstorming, writing, and looking for photos. I had limited time to read very many hubs, which also makes me feel bad and out of touch with some of the other hubbers. While focusing on writing 30 hubs, there isn't a lot of time to read. Sometimes I've felt out of the HubPages loop, in a way. But there will be time to catch up next month!

It might be a disadvantage if a person didn't have the time to commit to writing quality hubs, but I was fortunate in that I had the time to give at this point in my life. I'm hoping the hubs I churned out won't need much revising. Sometimes I wonder if hubs coming out so quickly get the attention that they need in order to get traffic, but I did get quite a bit of traffic, and perhaps the benefit of getting them out there and crawled by search engines will outweigh any possible chance of their getting lost in the mix.

I really don't have a lot of negatives to point out about the 30/30, as I feel that the positives far outweigh any negatives. I would recommend that anyone do the challenge at least once.

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Would I do the 30/30 challenge again?

I don't know for sure if I will ever attempt to complete a 30/30 challenge again. It was a lot of hard work, and I may not have the time in the future to complete it again. I might do it. I might not. I've learned in life to "never say never."

THANK YOU to all the hubbers who churned out hubs day after day alongside me. And THANK YOU, too, to our cheerleader hubbers who encouraged us, supported us, and read our hubs! We had designated pimpers who would share our hubs with others. Thank you to Just Ask Susan and RealHousewife for doing this for me. I had some regular readers, too, who seemed to show up at nearly every hub, hubbers such as Sunshine625, teaches12345, ruchira, and billybuc, who said he would be my cheerleader--complete with pom poms, I hope! And of course, a big shout out to homesteadbound, missolive, and AEvans for the idea to do this challenge, the organization to pull it off, and the tireless encouragement.

I hope I've mentioned everyone I need to for now. There were many other hubbers, new and not-so-new, who read and commented on my hubs. I met a lot of promising new hubbers and ran into some older (not age-wise!) hubbers that I hadn't known before. To all of you, I plan to be reading YOUR hubs in April, as I slow down on writing and catch up on reading. Happy hubbing to you all!

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Join up, majuin! :-)

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      majuin.com 3 years ago

      Wow that's great information i wanna try to join hubpages, thx for your informations www.majuin.com

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ceres Schwartz--It can be daunting, but it's kind of a neat challenge that can also be fun. If you ever have time, you might try it!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This challenge sounds interesting but also very time-consuming. I feel like I want to try it too but I'm not sure yet. It does have a lot of advantages but it seems like such a daunting task.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks,Maria, for the input. I'm still tired from the 30/30, too,and I have so much reading of hubs to catch up on. But it was all worth it. I agree. Thanks for the Up and awesome and HUGS!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Good, internetgeek! glad to hear that! I hope to see you around again!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Victoria--

      I could not agree with you more about the advantages of the 30/30... As tired and 'behind' as I still feel, the support I have received and the new friendships I have made have far outweighed the negatives.

      I appreciate you organizing a complete list so we can do our catch up reading and commenting. Congratulations to you and all of us for a fabulous month of accomplishment and challenge!

      Voted UP & Awesome. Hugs, Maria

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Yep I'm already inspired with this. I will surely give my best. Thanks :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, internetgeek! You should try the 30/30, too, sometime!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Millionaire--yes, it is totally rewarding to do 30 in 30 days! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Rodric! You don't have to read all 100, LOL!

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      This is wonderful and amazing achievement (30/30 challenge). It is very inspirational for newbies. Hope to see more great Hubs from you. Congrats :)

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on this great accomplishment. Writing 30 hubs in 30 days certainly does take a lot of time and energy, but it is quite rewarding.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Wow, Jlbowden, I appreciate all your input and compliments. You should indeed participate in a 30/30. It's something I always heard about but didn't know if I would ever do. It was a great challenge and definitely worth the time and energy. Thank again so much for your awesome comments!

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      Rodric Johnson 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Congratulations. Vote up and I have to follow you now. I have over a hundred of your hubs to read!

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      A ditto Congrats from me Victoria on reaching this Ginormous goal! I didn't even realize that you were engaged in this contest until I came across your hub on it and wish I knew about the challenge a little sooner. Well it's never too late to partake in another 30/30 event like this in the future, which I definitely will not want to miss next time around. And I could distincly hear Ringo Starr, John Lennon and rest of company singing-"With a little help from my friends"(: That tune without doubt gives many the encouragement and ispiration that they need to complete a difficult challenge just like you attempted and completed. Again congrats to you for also reaching your 100 hub milestone as well. In addition I thought that this hub was awesomely written and voted up as well!

      Jim

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      moonlake--I had started a notebook of ideas; plus, the questions asked on HP gave me tons of ideas. Every hub I did was in response to a question. I worked on different ones as I was inspired until they all came together. You could do it!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      alexadry--I did over 30, also, probably 33 or 34, just because I had some I was working on for the question and answer contest and wanted to get them submitted. What a month! I saw you churning out the pet hubs and am going to have to read some this next month now that things will hopefully slow down!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      madmachio--You're very welcome! Perhaps you'll try the 30/30 someday, too!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Congrats on completing 30 hubs. I’ve thought about it but not sure if I can come up with that much to write about

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      random--I do so appreciate your reading so many of my hubs during the 30/30 challenge. I do hope they do well with traffic. Thanks SO, so much for the encouragement.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      I think I actually did more than thirty, there was a day I was particularly inspired and did like 3 hubs!

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      Nathan K 5 years ago from Kansas

      Thanks for the info!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, J.S.! You wrote some great hubs in the challenge, some I read and some I've yet to get to! Congrats on your winnings, too! Good luck on #30. It feels sooooo good to be finished. What a ride, huh! It's been great, really!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Congrats Victoria! I'm so proud of you for finishing the challenge and writing so many quality hubs for it. I've enjoyed reading them and am confident that they will continue to bring you traffic. I also know that your story will be one that will encourage other hubbers to take on the challenge.

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congratulations Victoria for both your winnings and for completing the 30/30 Challenge! I am off to wrote #30 right now so that I can join you in the ranks of 30/30 finishers! Great job! Keep up the great work!

      JSMatthew~

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, thanks, Laura! I don't really put them together too quickly. I read them over and over, and I revise a lot. Fortunately, I've had more time lately to devote to hubbing. Thanks for the input. I appreciate it a lot!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Audrey, for the support! You can do it, too!

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      Congrats, Victoria Lynn. Nice accomplishment. I will say I just read three of your hubs from the last few days, and they are all strong, so clearly you can write quickly and maintain quality! Good job. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Cardisa--Do the 30/30 soon, and we will all support you! Thanks for reading my hub. :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, BWD! How ya been? I need to get out of my head now and read some more! :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You are an inspiration!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Another success story and I am now getting jealous but it's my own fault that I didn't join in...lol

      Congrats Vicky, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your hubs.

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      Brian Dooling 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Congrats you did an awesome job!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Rolly, but it's hard to stay away. I have to answer comments, for example! :-) I am not going to write right away, but I'm going to be reading a lot of hubs next week. I've missed a lot. I DO appreciate your support, Rolly!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Well doe and congratulations as you put your feet up and the table... close the computer and watch the the next several days pass by...

      Hugs

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Turtle--Thank you so much. Glad I could motivate you these last two days. You can do it! I plan to read a lot more of your and other hubs in April too! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ah, yes, Lord, your sister, AE! That's right! Hugs! Tons!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      AEvans Happy ending= hugs plus ton of hugs and an embrace from a sister**

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, dear CC! I am READY to take a break!!!! Thank you so much for your support. You're a great hubber, ya know! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Ardie! I appreciate that coming from a spectacular hubber like you!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Congrats to you, too, homesteadbound. You've been awesome! Now, time to rest and read....:-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lord--What is AEvan's happy ending? I'll take it, though! yes, lots of reading to do. That's will be April's challenge! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You can do it, Audrey. I got lots of ideas for hubs from the questions people asked, and I went back and forth between them, writing and adding more as I felt like it. Get started now brainstorming. You could do it, too!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Vinaya, you have completed your own challenge with an amazing month of interviews. What a lot of research and writing! You were amazing this month and so much appreciated by so many of us. Thank you for all the interviews you did this past month!

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Congrats! You've done a superb job with churning out 30 quality hubs. I've read a few and promise to catch up in April. You've just motivated me to push the last 2 days.

      Again, great job!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Susan. You have been a great supporter through all this, as you have been since I met you! :-)

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Congrats! Congrats! This is a milestone. I try to churn out hubs every 1-3 days, but every now and then, I take a break. Amazing job, Cyber-Sis. :D Your hubs are amazing and I learned so much from you this month. ;)

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Congrats on getting all 30 - not easy and a show of dedication. You are a fantastic Hubber!!!

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations on this awesome accomplishment. You did it and you even had a few days to spare! Yes, we do feel guilty about not being able to read more, but now as we take a few days to catch our breath we can catch up on some of that reading. Congrats on a job well done!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Congrats Victoria,

      We have so much read to do. We felt bad, like you said. But we will stop by any minute...and thanks for being yourself! I must borrow AEvan's happy ending... (((hugs)))

      LORD

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Congrats!! I am thinking about doing it--but it seems like it is HUGE!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have never done a challenge like this. In the last Know it all Contest, I published 25 hubs, and in March I did 21 interviews.

      In the near future I wish to challenge myself with something like this.

      Sadly, I could not read yours and many of my fellow hubbers hubs due to my busy schedule. But in the coming days I hope to read more.

      Congratulations!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congratulations, you did it! I knew you would :)