Sunday, May 31, 2009

Day 21 Statistics

Day 21 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. I was able to publish 4 hubs today. One of the hubs I published was actually the idea of my daughter. She suggested that her and I do a debate type hub. We did this on We both thought it turned out really well and are going to do more debate hubs in the future. We had a lot of fun with it and we feel it is something different.

My stats for today -
posted 3 hubs
hubscore is 92 
709 hits

Hubs for Today:

#74 of 100 -
   #75 of 100 -
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   #77 of 100 -

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 20 Statistics

Day 20 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. I was able to get 3 hubs published today. Today I am pretty depressed over personal matters. I wish I could change things that have happened in my life sometimes. I feel like I am in a rut.

My stats for today -
posted 3 hubs
hubscore is 90
226 hits

Hubs for Today:

#71 of 100 -
#72 of 100 -
#73 of 100 -

Friday, May 29, 2009

Day 19 Statistics


Day 19 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. I am feeling much better today. I was able to get 5 hubs published today. It is amazing what a little bit of sleep will do for a person. I have almost forgotten how good sleep feels.


My stats for today -
  posted 5 hubs 
  hubscore is 91       
  271 hits 

Hubs for Today:

#66 of 100 - 
  #67 of 100 -
  #68 of 100 -
   #69 of 100 -
   #70 of 100 -

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Day 6 Statistics

This is now Day 6 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge. Today is a day of procrastinating for me. I didn’t go to bed until 3:00 am due to pain and Arrow (my baby ktten), wanting to play all night. Got up at 6:00 am because Arrow said it is time to get up. Needless to say, I’m not being very creative today, in fact, I’m not creative at all today. I think i may try to take a nap in a little bit after I eat something then maybe I’ll feel better. If not, well I have all night for my creative juices to flow. I would like to accomplish at least 3 more hubs today to make an even 30 hubs for the challenge.


stat3On my hub,, I did a keyword search for the phrase, is Farrah Fawcett dead or alive. My hub came up in #2 position.


On my hub,, I did a keyword search for the phrase, not ready for a rocking chair. My hub came up in #2 position.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Day 4 Statistics

Day 4 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is just beginning. Today, again, I will aim for 5 hubs to be completed but hopefully I will be able to do more. I am going to concentrate on doing profiles of some of the characters that I have on my website,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Day 3 Statistics

Day 3 is off to a good start. I am hoping to write as much as I can today. I am aiming for 5 and hope to get 10 hubs completed today.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 2 Statistics

Day 2 of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. Today I posted 5 new hubs, bringing my total in this challenge now to 12. Again, I did not spend all day working on the hubs. I helped my daughter again with her schoolwork for a good portion of the day. I did spend a fair bit of time reading other hubbers hubs because they were nice enough to come around and read mine.

My stats for today -
posted 5 hubs
hubscore is 90
177 hits

Again, I think I faired pretty good today. I didn't have as much time to work on the hubs as I wanted. I did say I was going to aim for 5 hubs today, and that is what I did.

Here is a link to my five hubpages for today:

#8 -
#9 -
#10 -
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#12 -

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The challenge has begun. Read my first hub for the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge at:
I know, I know, I was going to wait until morning to start but I actually counted this hub that I wanted to use for my journal writing entry as one of the 100 hubs so I had to post it tonight.

Day 1 Statistics

Okay, day one of the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is now over. I think I have faired really well today. I managed to do 7 hubs. I was only aiming for 4. I am really proud of myself for the work I have accomplished so far. I did not spend all day working on the hubs either. I worked with my daughter for about half the day helping her with a school assignment for college. I also cooked dinner and also baked a chocolate cake for desert.

I have noticed a couple of things with my Hubpages account today in the first day of this challenge. My hubscore is sitting at 91. Yesterday it was at 90. I have noticed a lot of hits from the hub challenge posts today too, 150 hits in all. Not of all these hits were from hubpages either. Several were from other sources,,,,, and

The most amazing thing I noticed today is that I actually made 99 cents in google adsense, just from hubpages. This is totally amazing!!! So, I think this challenge is definitely worth it and it does look like it is working.

Here is a listing of all the hubs I have published today.

#1 -
#2 -
#3 -
#4 -
#5 -
#6 -
#7 -

Monday, May 4, 2009

13 Hours To Go

13 hours now to kick off on the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge. Today I am going to try to keep my mind off the challenge. I am going to finish up a sewing project that I started a few days ago. I am also going to try to enjoy this day, as it is Mother's Day. Let me see, I see a nice ham dinner with scalloped potatoes. Yum, yum. Bascially this day is going to be mine.

I will not be up at midnight tonight to start writing. I usually go to bed around 11:00 or 11:30. See, I live with pain right now because of my back and I don't sleep well. What I do is I stay up late at night until I can't keep my eyes open and then I go to bed. That way when I hit the pillow, I'm asleep.

I will however, be awake at 5:00 am pst. I am hoping to polish off the first four hubs before noon my time tomorrow.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

27 Hours To Go

Okay, I am on the west coast so there is now officially 27 hours to go until the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge begins. I'm not worried about content for my 100 hubs as I have never had a problem coming up with ideas for my writing. I have written 900 children's stories so I know this is not going to be a problem.

A thought just came to my mind though. Oh dear, I hope this isn't the one time in my life I get writer's block. Hey, but guess what that thought just disappeared.

This time next week I will have written at least 28 hubs. Here are the ideas I have come up with so far for them.

Week One Hub Ideas

1. Why I accepted the 100 hubs in 30 day challenge?hubpages, hubs, hub, challenge
2. Pretty Flowersrose, red roses, flowers, daffodils, pansies, lilac
3. A new look to an old cushioncushions, cushion, upholstery, reupholstery
4. A sewing machine - was it worth it?sewing machine, singer sewing machine
5. Patrick's Quiltgrandson, quilt, quilt blocks, patchwork quilt
6. What being a grandma means to me?grandma, grandmother
7. Ricky and Jenny's Quiltson, daughter, quilt, quilt blocks, patchwork quilt
8. Spring Safetysafety, mountains, rivers, safety gear
9. The quilt I never got from my Grandmagrandma, grandmother, quilt, patchwork quilt
10. Windows 7 RC Candidatewindows 7, taskbar, desktop, improvements
11. Netbooknetbook, wireless, acer
12. How to make your lawn green?lawn, grass seed, water, fertilizer
13. Why my kitten made me cry?kitten, cry, purr
14. Why I do not like Mantracker but love watching his show?Mantracker, chase, prey, horses
15. Why I am a bit nervous about going camping this year?camping, back problems, pain
16. What would you grow if you owned a greenhouse?greenhouse, plants, flowers
17. Why I loved the television show Corner Gas?Corner Gas, Saskatchewan
18. Why I love the prairies?prairies, prairie dog, flatness
19. Why I love the Rocky Mountains?Rocky Mountains, rocky mountain, hiking, glaciers
20. What do you like most about spring?spring, warmer weather, rain
21. What I look forward to about the summer months?summer, camping, hiking, warm weather
22. How I created the Travellin' Rick character?travel, Canada
23. How I created the characters Fawn and Spot?cows, Ontario, British Columbia, farm, ranch
24. Why I wrote the story Paula?controversial issues, alcohol, sexual abuse
25. How I created the Canadian Brother characters?city, prairies, mountains, fishing
26. Do I like Queen Elizabeth?Queen Elizabeth, London, England, castle, prince, princess
27. What am I planning on doing for Victoria Day weekend?camping, sewing, writing
28. When is the last time you have gone on a picnic?picnic, ants, picnic table, park
Okay I now have the rest of today and all of tomorrow before the challenge begins. Today I am going to try to pull some of my existing hubs together. Put links to one another and possbily add some external links to my websites. I am also taking a look on the forums in HubPages quite frequently today just to see how others are going to come up their ideas and maybe get a few tips from them. There are some who are really experienced on HubPages.

I am a newbie to HubPages and I am new to the keyword aspect of websites too. I do have one major website which holds over 700 of the children's stories that I have written. My main website is Each of these has keywords in the HTML tags. My website has been on the internet now for over 10 years. I have some really good quality backlinks to some of my stories.

I am hoping that with this 100 hubs in 30 days challenge that I can grow on my experience with keywords and I also hope that I wlll be able to understand it better. Right now the whole concept of using keywords is a jumble in my mind and I am hoping to get that sorted out as I start this challenge on Monday.

Correct me if I am wrong but here is what I know about keywords right now.

1. Always use your keywords in your title.
2. Always place your keywords in your META TAGS.
3. Always place your keywords in the top area of your article, preferrably in the first paragraph.
4. Use variations of your keywords in your article.
5. Don't saturate your article with your keyword but instead write an informative article using your keywords sparingly.

My approach to the 100 hubs in 30 days challenge is to write 4 hubs per day. I am going to take a look at Google Trends each day before I start to write and see if I can come up with some ideas about keywords that I can write about. I am also going to write some hubs on things that I am passionate about. I am also going to write a minimum of 10 of my children's stories as part of the challenge as well but I may not do this because of the fact that I need my children's stories to appear on my main website and putting them on HubPages would cause duplicate content. What I might do instead is to write about why I wrote a particular story or group of stories and then put one link to my main website where people can read those stories if they want.

Am I nervous about this challenge, no not in the least. I am a writer and I know I can do this. I am ready for this challenge.

Friday, May 1, 2009

100 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge

Let the 100 Hubpages in 30 day Challenge Begin

I have been a part of Hubpages now for 3 full weeks and I am loving every minute of it. Today, I was reading Ryan Hupfer's post about the 100 hubpages in 30 days challenge and I was thinking oh, I so want to do this and then I read the words, if you want to join in on the Hub Challenge...

I was immediately all for it. Yes, I thought. More hubs to write. Perfect!!! I signed up right away. I'm not the least bit intimidated by this challenge. I know I can do it.

I am gonna write 4 hubs per day starting Monday. I don't really know what I'm going to write about yet but I am thinking of doing some of them about what I am interested in, like my pets, wuilting and my life in Brtish Columbia and I also thought I would tackle some keyword articles as well. I also think that I will throw in some children's stories that I am going to write as well.

When I am finished this challenge, there is going to be a vast amount of different topics that I have written. It is going to be a lot of fun for me and I am definitely going to put my full effort into completing this challenge.

I will keep you posted as to my progress on this challenge here so stay tuned.