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Hello and welcome to Rafini’s HubPages. A little about me:

I signed up for Hubpages within the first few months after quitting a job I loved, and while I was a returning adult student searching not only for myself but also for the trail home. Today I can happily say I’ve found my way, and am thankful to everyone I’ve met along both my live and virtual travels, whether near or far.

My journey began with knowing I wanted to be a published author, and Hubpages offered me the chance to write what I wanted, when I wanted, and to get paid for doing it. I jumped at the chance given, then had to take a break to focus my energies on my studies. Five years later I graduated from UW Madison with a BA in Creative Writing and a drive to succeed in whatever I do.

Currently I am recreating my online presence, and redefining my online persona to begin fusing my creative self with my professional self. For this interesting leg of my travels I intend to focus on my blog, Rafini's Voice, and setting up my freelance editing business. I expect a few small bumps along the way, but also expect to enjoy the experience. Come along and join my journey, I’d love the company.

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        Best Blogging Site - Is Blogger a Lost Cause?

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        Referral Trackers?

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        Monthly membership payments & service fees for freelance work?

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        Anyone familiar with Upwork?

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        WE & DTC: Really?

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        What is Niume Hype?

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        New to Niume; Wizzley, writedge, dailytwocents

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        Confused about sharing Niche links

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        Bug? Two days for comments notification

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        I would like some feedback on my hub - Talking Big Issues-On Demand

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        After the death of a celebrity....

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        HTML backlink help needed

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        What is your favorite blog site?

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        Monetizing Wordpress - or other free blog sites

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        I'd like feedback on my hub - Rafini's Movie Review: Collateral Beauty

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        Rules for Amazon capsules?

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        Earnings?

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        AdSense & Referral Trackers

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        writing a paper for a Literature class

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        My how things have changed.....

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        NNWM

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        Published Hub Notifications

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        Is anyone familiar with....

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        Sponsored links?

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        Wow - Where did everyone go??

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        HP Virus Activity?

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        Last Weekends Virus Troubles

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        Budget/Union Showdown

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        Is there such a thing as Responsible Government spending?

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        Anthropology Paper Response (???)

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        Fundamental question ??

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      • What do you do with....
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        What do you do with....

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        22

        Morally corrupt?

        6 years ago

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      • Philosophy help!!
        128

        Philosophy help!!

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        21

        What's for dinner?

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        5

        Looking for the Education...contest?

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        Is Pangaea just another term for the Garden of Eden?

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        5

        Screenplay or Novel?

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        8

        A Musicologist is someone who....

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        Is Sign Language Universal?

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        Thank You!! --- 300 Followers!

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        Music Appreciation

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        141 Mexican Inmates - ESCAPE!!

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        15

        email notification of repllies to forum posts

        6 years ago

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        Othello, anyone??

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      • Chitika?
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        Chitika?

        6 years ago

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        What's the point??

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      • Struggling with Resentment
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        Struggling with Resentment

        6 years ago

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      • Words of Beauty
        7

        Words of Beauty

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        O.M.G.

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        Bio Critique....please? lol Nervous....

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        Writing your own Bio

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        James Russell Publishing

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        Question about Bullies

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        What's your favorite question?

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        What does this mean?

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        Mixed Messages

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        Emotional Intelligence - What do you think?

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        Why are some forum topics

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        where to add tracking code

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        Contact the White House

        7 years ago

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        Share this Hub

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        6

        How do you determine...

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        7

        Writing contest's ??

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        12

        Well, now, itsn't that just interesting.....

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      • Sorry for hi-jacking!
        12

        Sorry for hi-jacking!

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        WI needs to fill 23 seats in Legislature

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        Check out the New HubKarma feature

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        Malicious Link - What do I do?

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        What's new today?

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        Thank you

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        Hubbers Search

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        Online publishing VS Publishing Houses

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        Anyone familiar with Allvoices?

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        Google Analytics question

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        Just curious...

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        7

        I think I got caught...?

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        I missed it!!

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        tea drinking for health?

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        Unemployment Decision

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        Hey!  Wanted to let you guys know - my attorney actually sent me an email on Saturday, but I just now checked it.  My unemployment was approved!!  Had the hearing on Wednesday afternoon and the approval...

      • Who was the first?
        25

        Who was the first?

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        Who was the first person you acknowledged as being gay or lesbian?  And, how old were you?For me, it was Elton John.  I was somewhere between 10-12 years old, but can't remember who told me.

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        118

        How many emotions?

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        How many emotions do you have?  How many emotions does a person have, in general?  I'm serious here - I've kinda lost sight of the truth in this department and am having some trouble 're-learning'...

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        3

        Traffic Sources

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        I just checked the traffic sources for my hubs, and out of 772 views 600 are from within HubPages and 50 are from google or yahoo search engines.  The remaining 122 are 'unclaimed sources'.  Any idea what the...

      • Who has a sockpuppet?
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        Who has a sockpuppet?

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        So, how do you know who has a sockpuppet?  How can you know which sock puppet belongs to who?  Is there a way you can check?

      • Yay!!
        27

        Yay!!

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        8

        Copyrights?

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        With all the copying I'm hearing of lately, I thought it would be a good idea to post the copyright info at the bottom of my hubs - do I just add it or do I have to get an account somewhere first?  I can't remember...

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        4

        Applying for print publication jobs

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        Customizing writing samples so they're in line with a print publication's style and missionOkay, so I'm learning.  What does this mean?  How do I determine the print publications style and mission?

      • Academia Research .com
        21

        Academia Research .com

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        Does anyone have any experience with this writing site?  They have an application process and upon approval you can request jobs - but it doesn't say how payment is made.  I'm just wondering &...

      • Please help
        6

        Please help

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        I just wrote a hub that concerns me, I am hoping my message gets across.  I can't think of what to say, exactly, but would appreciate any feedback.  I have to logoff, but will check for responses tomorrow...

      • Crystal Bowersox finally did Janis Joplin!!
        21

        Crystal Bowersox finally did Janis Joplin!!

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      • OMG - I just applied for a writing job
        32

        OMG - I just applied for a writing job

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        It was an online writing job, for the Examiner.com based in Milwaukee (?)  I am soooo nervous about this.  Besides HubPages, which was easy to get into, this will be the first writing job I have applied...

      • Create URL ??
        12

        Create URL ??

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        First off, I was accepted at shetoldme (Yeah!!)  but...I don't know how to create a URL.  I mean...do I have to type in the whole thing?  like...http:// whatever?  I really need help!  I tried...

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        3

        Blogger & AdSense

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        I am trying to set up a Blogger account and found out I am already in their system because of AdSense. (Yeah!!)  But...in setting up Blogger I want to use the name Rafini, for consistency, but my AdSense account...

      • incoming links & revenue potential
        6

        incoming links & revenue potential

        7 years ago

        I am wondering about the incoming links.  I posted links on my facebook page and my myspace blog, yet my new hub only shows one incoming link which I assume is from HubPages.  How long does it take for the...

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        17

        new hub questions

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        Where can I find free videos to put in a hub?  Also wondering what the "code" capsule is for.Thanks!

      • How long has HubPages been around?
        11

        How long has HubPages been around?

        7 years ago

        I seem to have a memory of something quite similar to Hubpages from 2000-2001.  The forums, hubs, fun, interaction. It even feels like I wrote my hubs before, but I know I haven't.  Maybe I'm just having a...

      • New Hubbers Posting Intimate Questions
        39

        New Hubbers Posting Intimate Questions

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        Am I the only one who feels awkward responding to questions about intimacy with a new Hubber?  I mean, there was a question about lack of sex between a 6-months married couple from a New Hubber of 3 hours.  No...

      • AdSense earnings
        3

        AdSense earnings

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        I am excited to see I am earning something, but I don't understand the report, there are so many different amounts showing up everywhere!  What do they mean?460 total page impressionsclicks 0total estimated...

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        20

        Backlinks? etc.

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        Ok, so now I have put links to several of my hubs on my MySpace blog and I think it helped drive traffic since I've had 11 page views since last night from different sources, which is more than usual, but don't know how...

      • St Johns Wort
        5

        St Johns Wort

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        I bought St Johns Wort and the bottle says its a mood enhancer - it doesn't say anything about detoxifying the body.  Also, I bought Ginseng and it says its for endurance and vitality, not for improving...

      • Did I Bite Off Too Much?
        8

        Did I Bite Off Too Much?

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        OMG!!Okay, so I just checked the info for my 2 online classes, and boy will I be busy!!  I am more than a little intimidated by it  LOL   I haven't ever taken more than one college class at a time...

      • Cut or Copy & Paste?
        11

        Cut or Copy & Paste?

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        I just noticed the Amazon site tells me to cut & paste the product link - I have been doing a copy & paste!  Does it really make a difference?

      • Need HELPw/Amazon
        2

        Need HELPw/Amazon

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        I forgot my Amazon Associate Password and cant find the written version.  Is there a way to recover the password through Amazon?Thanks!

      • The American Dream
        4

        The American Dream

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        What does the American Dream mean to you?  Whether or not you live in the USA everyone has an opinion.To me the American Dream stands for opportunity.  Whatever opportunity you choose to chase.  It may be...

      • Humorous Childhood?
        25

        Humorous Childhood?

        7 years ago

        Hello Hubbers!I am working on a story and am having a difficult time remembering certain situations from my childhood.  So, I was wondering if any of you could help with a short description of a humorous situation...

      • How does one become Naive?
        46

        How does one become Naive?

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        I dont mean a traumatic brain injury that causes one to lose their senses, what I am asking is...when experiences are shared (such as being in school, not home-schooled) how does a person grow up to be naive?

      • My Inner Critic IS Raging!!
        33

        My Inner Critic IS Raging!!

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        ok, sorry, but I hafta get this off my chest...a young woman who just broke up with her bf of 5 years is already in love with someone she hasn't met face to face from an online dating service?  No.  This...

      • Recently I have discovered
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        Recently I have discovered

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        I am much more selfish and self-centered that I have ever thought...not geared toward relationships but in terms of global issues.  It isn't that I don't care, because I do, but it's more like I take the backseat...

      • Describe you "Perfect" Mate
        54

        Describe you "Perfect" Mate

        7 years ago

        So we all know there is no such thing as "Perfect", right?  But, what if you could hand pick the qualities of your significant other?  So they would be a "Perfect" match for you?  What...

      • Anti-Depressants - WTF???
        23

        Anti-Depressants - WTF???

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        Over ten years ago I was diagnosed with Depression and prescribed medications.  Within 6 months I had gained somewhere between 100-200 lbs.  I have no idea on actual weight gained, I don't own a scale - but I...

      • my son failed his road test
        30

        my son failed his road test

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        he's pretty bummed...threw his cell phone

      • Gun Safety  HELP!
        29

        Gun Safety HELP!

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        My 16 year old son just told me his adult cousin not only bought a gun, but brought it to my ex's home and taught my son (and his own young children) how to use it.  I'm not too happy with that, but that is not my...

      • Name Game
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        Name Game

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      • Strange things Pets will eat
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        Strange things Pets will eat

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        I had to chase one of my cats away from my leftover chili!!

      • AdSense & Amazon.com
        4

        AdSense & Amazon.com

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        I just checked my affiliate settings and it said:AdSense - ActiveAmazom.com - SetI have put Amazon.com ads on my hubs so why doesn't it say Active?

      • What is your worst fault?
        92

        What is your worst fault?

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        C'mon, admit it.  You're not perfect.  Nobody is.  So what do you see as your biggest fault?Who will go first?Me?  Ok, I'll go first.I'm an introverted person, can't stand being around a bunch of...

      • Do a Google Search on yourself - where are you listed?
        62

        Do a Google Search on yourself - where are you listed?

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        I came up 4th.It's exciting to see where you're listed, check it out!

      • Losing track of...Things
        6

        Losing track of...Things

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        Okay, let's face it.  We all lose things at one time or another, right?  So...what is the most unusual thing you have ever lost?

      • Where were you born?
        71

        Where were you born?

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        in a hospital

      • What career(s) have you wanted to pursue but were too chicken?
        25

        What career(s) have you wanted to pursue but were too chicken?

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        when I was young I enjoyed watching NASCARI wanted to be a Racecar Driver

      • Disappearing Comments
        6

        Disappearing Comments

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        This morning I approved comments and then responded to one.  When I submitted my response I got a popup box that saidSomething went wrong, try again later.  Report the problem.When I returned to the hub...

      • Adding banners etc. through Amazon
        5

        Adding banners etc. through Amazon

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        I need help learning how to add ads through Amazon.I have an affiliate id and haven't been accepted yet but the Amazon site says I can go ahead and copy & paste ads to my site.  Where do I paste?

      • What is the dominant aspect of your personality?
        16

        What is the dominant aspect of your personality?

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        I say having an organized mind, people who know me say being overly critical

      • Nervously created my first hub
        7

        Nervously created my first hub

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        Who Brought Me to Be?Please check it out and let me know what you think.  I've never had anyone read my writing before (outside of meeting minutes and schooling) but would like to proceed.

      • Don't Look Back
        9

        Don't Look Back

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        When you go down that dirty roadDon't look backKeep goingFind your exitKeep goingDon't look backNever look backKeep goingLove yourself firstYou are all you haveDon't look backKeep goingNever forgetKeep goingYou will...

      • Who Brought Me to Be?
        13

        Who Brought Me to Be?

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        My past is my pastDoes it really matterIt explains where I've beenIt tells me who I amDoes it really matterTo anyone but meCan anyone really seeThe me that brought me to beOr is it speculationLiesThat brought me to...

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