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30 Days to 30 Hubpages

Jen is a jewelry designer with a passion for creative writing. Oh, and she's also crazy obsessed with her dog.

30 Days To Write 30 Hubpages Articles


Why I Decided To Take The 30 Day Challenge

There are actually two main reasons that I decided to take on the 30 Day Challenge to write 30 Hubpages. The first reason is actually pretty straight forward; I'm new to Hubpages and I needed some sort of goal to not only get me motivated to write, but to keep up the momentum.

The other reason is more personal; I love to write. I've always loved to write. You could give me a word and I would come up with a creative short fictional story - it might include leprechauns and John Mayer, but I would still give you a full story with a beginning, middle, and end.

I came across Hubpages more recently and I love the idea of it - but I'm more of a fictional writer. I tend to take bits and pieces of reality to form my own version of the story I want to tell and that's a little different than most articles you'll find on here. Which is why the 30 Day Challenge is so important to me.

I want to become a better writer and I want to create more than fictional short stories.

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Writing Tip: Find Topics That You're Passionate About


My First 10 Hubpages

I'll continue updating this Hubpage Article as I publish new articles. The Hubpages below aren't just 10 Hubpages as part of my 30 Day Challenge, but they are actually my first 30 Hubpages ever! Personally, I'm excited to have my own personal writings organized in a way that I can look back and see how much growth I've had as a writer.

  1. The Hubpage you're currently reading - what? Did you really think I wouldn't take advantage of my own challenge?
  2. Why you should read How To Be A Badass
  3. When you have hope, you have everything
  4. The Meaning of a Cardinal

Progress Updates

As I probably should have predicted, I did not even come close to reaching my goal in the amount of time that I set out to. I'm still working on my journey on becoming a better writer, it just turns out that writing HubPages are a little more complex than writing your own blog because you need to adhere to certain rules and restrictions.

I have also learned that writers on this platform dislike the idea of HubPage challenges, but HubPage challenge topics are also what drive in the most traffic. I can see why so many choose to share their own writing challenges - whether they're new to this platform or have been here for a while.

I also had a (quite a) few personal setbacks when I set out to attempt to write 30 HubPages in 30 days, so I'm giving myself some slack on how far behind I am and I know I will get back to writing in the very new future!

Jen's Tip: Get A Notebook

10 Topics To Inspire You To Get Started Writing

I get it - sitting down to write when you're just not in the mindset can be difficult. So I've come up with 10 Topics to get your wheels turning. ((PS: It's okay to just write gibberish if you're not in the mood to write a full article or story. Just get your words flowing and when you're ready come back to put your thoughts together.))

  1. Your travel bucket list
  2. Pick your favorite quote and dissect it - how does it make you feel? What does it mean to you? Has it helped you pick yourself up out of a dark place?
  3. Your favorite film
  4. How 2020 impacted your life (got a step further & focus on the positives that came out of 2020 - there's always a silver lining)
  5. If you had one million dollars what would you do with it?
  6. If money was no object, what would you be doing right now?
  7. Your favorite childhood memory
  8. If you had to have one meal every night for dinner for the rest of your life, what would it be? Include the recipe!
  9. Pick a word & write a creative short story about it
  10. Your favorite holiday - share memories, why it's your favorite & any special ways you celebrate

Find What's Holding You Back

If you're interested in writing, whether it's on Hubpages or another outlet, but you keep getting blocked figure out what is holding you back. Is it the material? The platform? Do you feel like you just don't have time?

Once you have an idea of what is holding you back it will become easier to remove those road blocks. Not enough time? Carry a notebook with you or start a 'notes' pages on your phone to jot down your thoughts. Not interested in the topic? That's an easy one - find something that you're passionate about. Hate the platform that you're writing on? Um, hello. It's 2021 - there are thousands of options out there.

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I think you get my point - if you're struggling to get started it can be easy to figure out why you're not moving forward and work towards removing the road blocks so that you can share your talents with the world.

Writing Tip: Start with a topic that you find easy to talk about to get the creative energies flowing - then transition into more in-depth topics


© 2021 Jen Downey

Let me know how your 30 Day Challenge is going!

Jen Downey (author) from Chicago, Illinois on January 28, 2021:

Thank you! I've been reading up on how the process works; so far all of my Hubpages have been 'featured'. I'm doing the 30 Day Challenge for myself -- I learn best by doing so it's good experience for me. Thought other people might benefit from the idea of a challenge as well

Justine Nalbach from Ohio on January 27, 2021:

As a way to learn the ins and outs, new hubbers can resort to the hub pages community, lots of articles there to help newbies. Explains how everything works and how to pass the quality assessment process. Good luck.

Rupert Taylor from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on January 27, 2021:

I encourage you to focus on quality not quantity. I don't think it's possible to turn out a high-quality article every day for a month.

Jen Downey (author) from Chicago, Illinois on January 27, 2021:

Hi Justine - I agree to some extent. I think the challenge is a great way to get the creative energies flowing and it's great practice to learn the ins and outs of how to produce quality articles.


Justine Nalbach from Ohio on January 27, 2021:

Also , if those articles are not good , they will not be featured... so your waisting your time if it’s not quality work. I’d rather have 3 featured articles than 30 articles no one will ever read. It’s about impressions here at Hubpages. If you want more traffic to your page focus on quality articles.

Justine Nalbach from Ohio on January 27, 2021:

The problem with these challenges are , the articles are not quality articles where someone puts in their full effort. I spend days writing just one article and going over the content . 30 articles in 30 days can lead to less traffic than just a few really good articles. My advice , 8 years in, is to write passionately about things. Don’t just write a bunch of gobbledygook.

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