If it seems like we’ve been over this ground before, you are not wrong. My aborted attempt at writing 30 Hubpages Hubs in 30 Hours failed at just 15 Hubs in 30 Hours thanks to some very unexpected events. Nonetheless, it was a worthwhile overall experience.
However, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a nagging little voice gnawing at the back of my brain about not getting 30 Hubs published in those 30 hours. While no one has called my a failure, nor do I feel like I "failed" per se, it still seems like an uncompleted task, and an uncompleted public task at that.
Furthermore, I like the idea of showing the example of being able to complete a "lot" of writing in a short period of time. The number one reason so many people who want to become professional writers don’t is that they get an idea in their head about how long it takes to create quality writing. While it is true that polishing, editing, and researching a major publication, or even a high visibility piece of copywriting can take a very long time, when it comes to webpages, general articles, and just plain basic writing, there is no reason a simple project has to take on Herculean proportions.
Writing 30 Hubs in 30 Hours
So, on a whim, I decided this morning to re-attempt to publish 30 Hubs in 30 Hours. Of course, there is no guarantee that there won’t be more things that pop up, the truth is that 99% of the time, the ability to achieve the goal exists and what determines whether or not it gets accomplished has nothing to do with "events" and everything to do with determination.
The first Hub is already up, which means I’m already breaking one of my rules for how to publish 30 Hubs in 30 Hours which is to avoid distractions or side-projects. While distractions are a part of life for anyone with ADD-ADHD, this one was a conscience choice. I wanted to get a link up over to there for the readers of this site, so that those who are interested could follow along in real-time. I also wanted to sort of stake a claim to the term Lighting Hub Challenge for this little 30 by 30 endeavor, and I figured the best way to do that was by getting a post up so the spideys could scramble around on it.
Anyway, come check me out at HubPages where I’m writing under the name Hub Llama as a way help with branding, but at the same time keeping a separation between the more hobby-type writings currently up on HubPages and the more professional writings I have under the Arctic Llama banner.
I started at 10:00 am on Tuesday November, 3, so I’ve got until 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday.
Wish me luck.
(P.S. If you are bored graphic designer, or just someone with the graphics talent, whip me up a Lighting Hub Challenge award badge that I can use.)