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diogenes

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I'm Baaaaack!.

Semi-retired journalist who lived and worked in the USA, Australia and Mexico for many years.  

I had been producing 1000 words, plus, a day in various newspapers for about 20 years.  I found I missed this discipline like others miss their tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, or sugar fix. 

For folks of my vintage, computers arrived like aliens from another world.  I had done most of my work on an IBM Selectric and a Brother word processor, then seen it cut and pasted into place in the publication.  Practically overnight, newspapers switched over to computerized everything: writing, editing, printing and publishing.  What a huge difference this made to the industry: most good, a little bad.  Now, the world would collapse without computers which are part of nearly everything we do.

Hubpages was a revelation to me.  I had played around with my own website and adsense for several years, but received little attention and had no idea of what I wanted to acheive.  I still am not sophisticated on how to make money doing this, despite all the advice from other, awe-inspiring hubbers, who combine decent writing with an acute business sense. 

But I am having a lot of fun resourcing and writing again.  Clicks are starting to come and I may even make a few quid after all.

So, good luck and happiness to all my fellow hubbers and others who find my humble work through the search engines. 

Bob Challen: writing as Diogenes.

ps.  Taking a break from writing at present

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