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Brenda Barnes (Hyphenbird)

Joined 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful. Last activity 2 weeks ago.




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Greetings! Welcome to my world of variety. Do not believe everything you read here. Much is fiction and what is based on fact is presented in my own unique and inspired interpretation.

I am primarily a creative writer but I love history and have a passion to bring injustice to light. In that regard, I search out and write about little known true crimes. Occasionally a poem will squeeze its way out past the muse that has beaten me up to form it. Some are good, some are not. Most are received by people who needed the words so I leave them up.

Photography is a passion and most of the photos you see on my Hubs are my original work. They can be purchased but not freely downloaded.

I love HubPages and the opportunity to share my writings and other artworks. I thank you for reading my Hubs, your time is appreciated. Please leave me some feedback. True constructive critique is always welcome; mean spirited comments are not and will be removed.

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      • Is Anyone Familiar With Ubersuggest?

        Is Anyone Familiar With Ubersuggest?

        4 years ago

        I was directed to it just today. It is a site where one can type in a word or phrase and it suggests keywords that have been searched, etc. It seems easy to use and I experimented some but wonder if others are more...

      • Ad appearing in Comments

        Ad appearing in Comments

        4 years ago

        In a  Hubber's comment a word was blue. When I hovered over it, an ad popped up. I know this Hubber and she did not place it there. Here is a screenshot. The Hub is new and still in Pending so this had to happen...

      • Keep Approved Hubs as Featured After Editing Them

        Keep Approved Hubs as Featured After Editing Them

        4 years ago

        ?? Editing a featured hub does not send it into Pending status.  You may fix all the typos and grammar you want and it won't automatically go pending again as a result.

      • Floating Ad

        Floating Ad

        4 years ago

        I was in the Feed about 9:30 this morning EST and this annoying ad popped up. As I scrolled down, it did also. Finally it went away on its own.I am using Firefox's browser with the latest update 15.0.1Thanks.

      • Hubs Not Being Indexed After Many Days

        Hubs Not Being Indexed After Many Days

        4 years ago

        Several of my newer Hubs are still not indexed by Google. One example is "The 1927 Bombing of Bath School-America's First School Massacre" and it was published on September 8th. Can you tell me why this is...

      • Unrelated "Discover More Hubs"

        Unrelated "Discover More Hubs"

        4 years ago

        I have a lovely poem and two of the suggested other Hubs are cooking related. When I visit a poem, I do not expect to see a photo of raw meat after the piece. Can these suggested Hubs be more closely related to the Hub...

      • FIXED: Pop Up and Floating Ad

        FIXED: Pop Up and Floating Ad

        5 years ago

        As I scrolled down this thing kept following me. It was very annoying and distracting. I took a screenshot but don't know how to make it bigger.

      • Unable To Create A Recipe Hub

        Unable To Create A Recipe Hub

        5 years ago

        After adding tags, I went to the next screen (learn more-Cancel Continue) and received a message. It said "Something went wrong. Please try again. And when you get a chance, you may want to report this issue in the...

      • Huge Ad

        Huge Ad

        5 years ago

        When I attempted to read a Hub, this huge ad floated up and covered the entire page. Had I been an outside reader, I most likely would have left. Is this the correct Topic to report this problem? I was on this...

      • "Hide This Story" does not work

        "Hide This Story" does not work

        5 years ago

        One can hide an unwanted Hub over and over but it pops back up every time a new comment is added. I am so sick of seeing all these cluttering up my feed. Please fix this so a story remains hidden unless the person...

      • "Hide This Story"

        "Hide This Story"

        5 years ago

        I can hide a story but it resurfaces every time there is a new comment. Sometimes I hide the same one over and over. Is there a way to make them permanently go away?