Step Five--February, 2010
By February, 2010, I had been hearing a lot about HubPages, and decided to check them out, too. HubPages had quite a devoted following in various forums, and I quickly decided that I liked writing there, even if the revenue share was not as good as InfoBarrel's. The capsule arrangement pleased me, and I liked the Amazon monetization option. So I quietly started the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge, but fizzled out. However, I was able to turn some of my lectures from high school into hubs, whereas I couldn't face the enormous block of text those take on InfoBarrel. A lot of my hubs ended up linking back to my eHow and InfoBarrel articles, where I had formerly used pieces of my knowledge--but it was a relief to be able to put them all together in one place. I created some successful hubs, and entered a contest on food hubs. It was while I was writing one of these that the flood in my apartment occurred, and I was not able to finish the contest (although one of my hubs did win, and another got randomly drawn when a contest winner failed to return the release form promptly). Encouraged by the $100, I occasionally published hubs, and in January of this year reached 50 hubs. I have still four in progress as of this writing, with at least two to be published before the end of the month, and perhaps more.
Yes, it's another contest time on HubPages, and I had several hubs that had been started and unpublished that will work for the contest. In addition, I know quite a bit about personal finance, taxes, and saving money, so those are quick and easy topics for me to write about. Here's hoping I'll win the contest yet again!