I’ve already picked out 100 subjects to cover. It was easy, I pretty much had a list, I just needed to narrow it down from 500.
I’ll be adopting the Content Standards of the Capstone Serial Hub when approaching each hub:
* A minimum of 300 words, of your own, purely original writing
* Either a relevant image or video
* At least 2 relevant, helpful links to other sources. Please choose sites that are not promotional/affiliate in nature, but rather recognized as credible authorities on the topic. These should be inserted as a Links Capsule at the bottom of your Hub.
* At least 2 contextual links (terms linked within the body of your text, not in a Links Capsule) to other Hubs in the same theme.
* A news capsule (or highly-relevant RSS feed), or eBay Capsule if your topic is product-related
* 10 relevant tags, including 2-3 common misspellings or spelling variants (if any)
I’ll probably start slow as I spend most of the first half of the competition researching and writing. If I can publish one hub per day for the first two weeks I’ll be happy while I’m doing this. That of course means I’ll have 16 days in which to publish the remaining 86! But provided I’ve put in the hard yards at the start in drafting the majority of hubs, then I should get over the finish line (not sure what state I’ll be in), but if I manage to throw my fatigued body over the line before the deadline I’ll be happy.
All in all, it won’t matter if people complete their 30 or 100 hubs, or don’t reach their goal, whatever they publish will be a bonus, they may not have been motivated if they hadn’t been inspired like this.
And that’s what I like about HubPages. 1) They keep in contact and connected with their authors. They know how to communicate. They always have, but they’ve really strived in that department since they got Ryan Hupfer on board. The other thing is they know how to have fun, and that enthusiasm has a snowball effect. You can see it in the thread that Ryan posted about it in the forum.