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I like to look at my articles under 'Life Survival Advice and life commentary' from a cynic's point of view. A lot of topics that I write about are from personal experience or perhaps I am just interested in the subject, and the topics vary.

I am a writer. It’s one of the few things that I’ve stuck with for my whole life so far, whether it was keeping records in a journal, or writing articles or fiction.

In school I was praised for my creative writing abilities as well as my skills in art, drama and debating. I wrote numerous stories, prepared speeches, play scripts, and painted a few good pictures, some that landed up in the local version of the Eisteddfod.

I was encouraged at an early age to take up journalism or something in the writing spectrum, but of course I didn’t listen then; now I am following through with the talents that I have.

If you like my hubs, be sure to join my fan club so you can get notified of all the latest articles that I've published.

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"We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess." – Mark Twain

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      • Suggestion: Roll back feature
        1

        Suggestion: Roll back feature

        4 years ago

        Wikipedia and wikis online have the option of being able to roll back changes. So if you want to undo work you've added, you can just roll back to an earlier version of the hub, rather than go and edit or delete all...

      • Suggestion: Video capsule thumbnail option
        1

        Suggestion: Video capsule thumbnail option

        4 years ago

        Just like the photo capsule, perhaps multiple videos can be loaded in to a video capsule and displayed in thumbnail mode.

      • Bug when adding capsule from left
        3

        Bug when adding capsule from left

        4 years ago

        Sometimes if I add a capsule from the left, it doesn't end up being added to the hub, and the prompt that comes up saying "add" seems to hang, and I can't cancel or add new capsules with it. So I have to click...

      • Suggestion: Be able to change capsules
        3

        Suggestion: Be able to change capsules

        4 years ago

        Here's what I'm thinking: say you've gone to all the effort to add a capsule and move it in to just the right place. Then you realise after all that moving around, that it's the wrong capsule type. So then you have to...

      • SUGGESTION: Basic photo editing tools
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        SUGGESTION: Basic photo editing tools

        4 years ago

        Say I've just spent ages uploading a photo because said photo was taken with maximum megapixel settings (I should lower it next time), and I see that the photo is not quite right. Can basic editing tools not be provided...

      • SUGGESTION: Comment box on top of comments
        3

        SUGGESTION: Comment box on top of comments

        4 years ago

        There are two issues that have led me to make this suggestion. One is that I recently received an email from a person who claimed he couldn't find the comment box on one of my hubs. The other issue is that some claim...

      • Suggestion: Make it harder to copy text and images
        19

        Suggestion: Make it harder to copy text and images

        4 years ago

        I know I've seen this elsewhere online, where you can't actually copy text or images. You can view pictures but not download them or even embed them. Would it be possible to do this at all? At least it would cut down on...

      • I finally reached a 100 hub score!
        9

        I finally reached a 100 hub score!

        5 years ago

        I said I wouldn't care if this ever happened. But it has. And I guess I do. Looking at my traffic stats it seems as though one of my hubs has finally reached a 100 hubscore. It took a long time but that kind of made my...

      • Yet more copying sites
        5

        Yet more copying sites

        5 years ago

        I read through the forum threads concerning bigezines, and I decided to go and look for content that might have been copied from my hubs. I used copyscape but there's a limit to how many links you can scan using the...

      • Kontera replacement
        3

        Kontera replacement

        5 years ago

        I know the whole story about Kontera. But it's been some time since Kontera was phased out on HubPages, and I just wanted to know if HP plans on implementing a similar program in its place. I've searched the forums to...

      • Worried about Adsense cheque not arriving
        14

        Worried about Adsense cheque not arriving

        5 years ago

        I'm appealing in particular to South African hubbers here (I know you exist!), but if anyone else has any suggestions, go ahead.All the Google Adsense cheques I've received to date have arrived in the mail without any...

      • Violation detected on every hub!
        4

        Violation detected on every hub!

        5 years ago

        I checked my statistics today and saw that every hub was listed as having violations. Got up from desk to take a bathroom break.I looked at each hub in edit mode and didn't see any warnings. I rescanned for violations...

      • HubPages SSL
        3

        HubPages SSL

        5 years ago

        Yesterday when I tried to log in I got this message telling me that HubPages' security certificate had expired. Today it seems fine. Anyone else get this? Using Firefox 9.01.

      • Problem with traffic exchange program
        3

        Problem with traffic exchange program

        5 years ago

        Lately I've been seeing in my blog statistics, that there's traffic coming from a website called intensewebvisitors. I found out with a Google search that this is a traffic exchange program. I know full well that...

      • Notice anything in this picture?
        11

        Notice anything in this picture?

        6 years ago

        Hey hubbers. I thought I would stop by to show you this gem that I captured on TV the other day while watching the World Cup.Notice anything? 4 goals for the one who guesses it right first.Speaking of which, can you...

      • When do you think the decade ends?
        30

        When do you think the decade ends?

        7 years ago

        This is the first thread I've started in quite a while, but I think it's a question that's all over the place right now, and I haven't seen it in the forums. I did a quick search just to make sure.When do you think the...

      • Is there a problem with the forums?
        6

        Is there a problem with the forums?

        7 years ago

        Whenever I try to type out a message and post it, sometimes it goes through and other times I get the message, "waiting for hubpages", and eventually there's just a blank page. There's no "posting your...

      • Anyone else get an e-mail like this?
        26

        Anyone else get an e-mail like this?

        7 years ago

        I checked my e-mail today, and saw an one that had this heading: Get More Traffic with ZAR1000 FREE Advertising on Google.I was suspicious, and thought I would post it here."Get more traffic to your websiteDear...

      • Blog directories and Hubber profiles
        1

        Blog directories and Hubber profiles

        8 years ago

        Which blog directories if any do you submit your Hubpages profiles to? I’ve tried in the past, and I think I managed to do one or two, but it’s difficult when they want a reciprocal link to their site by having you...

      • Kontera teaming up with Pluck
        4

        Kontera teaming up with Pluck

        8 years ago

        I got an e-mail today that informed that Kontera, which has become quite infamous on these forums as of late , has joined up with Pluck on Demand.Any guinea pigs willing to sign up?

      • Top Copy Cats
        2

        Top Copy Cats

        8 years ago

        I have been reading a few posts in the forums about people panicking about their content being copied.I was just wondering if anyone has detected a trend as to what sites are usually the culprits? Since we might have...

      • Hub Gremlins
        9

        Hub Gremlins

        8 years ago

        Has anyone else noticed how either just after publishing a hub, or editing it later on, things move around? My textboxes aligned right change colour, my capsules get jumbled around, and I have to put everything right...

      • Browser trouble
        2

        Browser trouble

        8 years ago

        I got a scare the other night when I tried to update my hub, and the text editor went completely ballistic. All the options like subscript and headings went haywire. I realized that I was using the latest Firefox that I...

      • Terrible lag
        5

        Terrible lag

        8 years ago

        When I was trying to use the hubtool to make my first hub on my new profile, I tried to edit a couple of text capsules only to find that once I tried to save them, the screen was covered by a translucent white film.I...

      • Setting for more than one profile
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        Setting for more than one profile

        8 years ago

        If someone were to start up another profile, could you use the same affiliates settings by just copying and pasting them into the new one, or would there be more to it, like changing the settings on the actual affiliate...

      • Coloured text and fonts?
        11

        Coloured text and fonts?

        8 years ago

        Will there ever be different coloured text and fonts for the text editor or would that be too reminiscent of one of those sites where people promote their scams, erm�books? When I write my articles in Office Word,...

      • Has anyone heard of this credit card site?
        3

        Has anyone heard of this credit card site?

        7 years ago

        I came across a forum the one day that had a post in it that caught my attention.A lot of people seem to have trouble getting verified by paypal these days, including me.Most if not all banks and such require you to...

      • A new account
        4

        A new account

        8 years ago

        I was reading through the other topic where JerichoUsher was talking about creating a new account.This has been going through my head lately, because whenever I sign out of my account I notice it asks if I would like to...

      • I just got Stumbled
        8

        I just got Stumbled

        8 years ago

        Today I posted my new hub, called 'How to get the Perfect Night's Sleep' and when I came back hours later it had garnered nearly a 100 hits! I checked the traffic source, and it was StumbleUpon.

      • How's my Hubbing? Like the HubMob...but it's not.
        5

        How's my Hubbing? Like the HubMob...but it's not.

        8 years ago

        I was just thinking about something.When I look at my traffic sources in my account, the ones from google are much higher than hubpages.com.I like the idea of the hubmob thread, and in the spirit of sharing, I thought...

      • eBay and PayPal
        3

        eBay and PayPal

        8 years ago

        I want to sign up for an eBay affiliate account, but as far as I know, they only seem to pay out via PayPal. Is that right? Because eBay owns PayPal anyway.When you want to sign up for a paypal account, which do you...

      • Writing on other sites
        6

        Writing on other sites

        8 years ago

        I�m having trouble with niches, what to write and what to put on Hubpages.com. It�s not so much writer�s block, it�s the fact that I may have a lot to write about, but I can�t seem to...

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