100 Hubs Into the Game: Reflection of My Experience on Hubpages.

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The 100 milestone.

"Coming up the dang hill and you know we're in the game." Whoa! I just had a flashback to 2001 when I was doing some freestyle rapping with some friends of mine. Looking back at that period in time now, it feels like it was ancient history. I was never much of a rapper, or even a writer back in those days. However, things indeed do change, and writing has become something that I greatly enjoy partaking in.

After publishing a hub a couple of weeks ago, it dawned on me that this particular hub marked my 100th hub written here on Hubpages. I'll admit that I didn't notice it, nor did I pay much attention to it initially. It took another hubber(Karen Hellier) to point it out for me. She's also the person that suggested that I write what my experience publishing here on Hubpages has been like so far. Besides running a 5K, celebrating another birthday, and being busy with other things over the past couple of weeks, I pondered doing it. Well it's been two weeks later, so here goes nothing. When I say nothing, I literally mean nothing ha.

Time on Hubpages.

Alright, I've been apart of this community here on Hubpages for almost two years now(19 months to be exact). I've previously written and still do publish things on several other sites, but this particular community has been the one that I've had the most fun with. I've participated in two '10 Hubs in 10 Days' challenges, and one '30 Hubs in 30 Days' challenge. The latter was definitely an intense experience, one that I said I probably wouldn't do again.

I've made several friends off of Hubpages, some of which I've corresponded with outside of the site itself. Although I haven't had the success of some of the other members of Hubpages from a financial standpoint, I've still managed to earn more money on here than any other writing site that I've been a part of. It's sometimes hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I earned money for doing something that I disliked a lot in high school and college. Funny how that works out huh?

The Hubpages Community.

Hubpages is quite unlike any of the other content writing sites that I've tried out, and I've definitely tested out the waters here online. Hubpages doesn't really come across as a content writing site in my opinion. It feels like more of a social networking site, one that just happens to give us a platform for sharing our ideas and things we're good at. I mainly refer to it as a social networking site because of how hands on things are here.

The community of members here are so nice and friendly. In my almost two years on here, I've only received one negative comment from a member here. Even when I browse around and read others hubs, I always see inspiring and helpful comments. I think that says a lot about the majority of the people on here. This community is full of good people, and it's been truly a pleasure reading talented people's ideas. And you know what the best part about it is? Every single time that I log onto this site, there's always the possibility of discovering someone new.

Things I Keep In Mind When Writing on Here.

I definitely don't classify myself as a veteran 'hubber'. There is still much for me to learn, and more people to learn from on here. With that said, there are a few things that I try to keep in mind whenever I think about Hubpages.

  • Write often: I know that a lot of writers here put out multiple articles a day. The only time that I've done that is when I was participating in the 30 day challenge. I try to write at least once a week. Maintaining a level of consistency in life, not just on Hubpages is important to me.
  • Don't write overly long hubs: I know that some hubs have to be lengthy in order to get their points across, but I personally don't like writing long hubs. It's not that I'm lazy; I've definitely written my share of long hubs. However, I feel that someone is more likely to really read, and not just skim through something that I've written if it's not extremely too long. We already know that most people's attention span isn't that long.
  • Never get caught up trying to write for cash: Of course the majority of us are here to make a few bucks. However, unless you're part of the group of people here making hundreds of dollars on a monthly basis, making a ton of money isn't likely. I view any time that I spend writing anything on here as a way to spread the thoughts that go through my mind.

Reflection.

I know that I put some of you through a bore reading this, but I think that I'm done rambling now. This definitely isn't the normal type of hub that I would usually write but since it's more of a celebration hub than anything, I think I should be able to escape with it this time around ya digg? I know that 100 hubs isn't that big of an accomplishment to those of you that may have written 'hundreds' of hubs, but it's definitely a personal milestone for me. It marks the first site that I've written this much for, and signals that I'm most likely in this for the long haul. Still in the game baby!

Thanks to any and all members that have followed me, and read anything that I've written. I know that it had to be excruciatingly painful to read through a lot of it (similar to this hub) right? All jokes aside, thanks for all the helpful advice and everything. It's been a fun ride that I'm sure will get better as time goes on. To everyone on here, keep on writing and creating. I definitely enjoy seeing what you all think. Prospect is definitely in the house, and the countdown to 200 has begun. Like Ice T said; "I'm up out of here like I stole something."

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L.L. Woodard profile image

L.L. Woodard 3 years ago from Oklahoma City

Congratulations on reaching the milestone of 100 published hubs! There are no horns or fanfare to be heard, but fellow hubbers are cheering via keyboard.

Thanks for sharing your experiences on the journey to those 100 hubs.

Voted up and Shared.


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BlissfulWriter 3 years ago

Certainly a worthy milestone to celebrate about.


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

You're right, this is a great social site, it's got that combination of a writing platform and social media; with lots of help and a good community. It's definitely a good place to put our creative efforts. I'm close to half-way to a hundred Hubs, and close to a year on the site. Definitely fun, definitely a good platform for publishing, and there's always much learning to be had. Congratulations on your 100th Hub and the approaching of your 2nd year.


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purnimamoh1982 3 years ago

Congratulations. It must have been a really hectic journey. Getting 100 pubs published with reasonable quality is a tough task. thanks a lot for inspiring


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Gail Meyers 3 years ago from United States

Congratulations!


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MelChi 3 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Congrats on your achievement! 100 Hubs is definitely a reason to celebrate. :) I like your writing style - I'm also one of those who worry about length and boring my readers, but you don't have to worry about anything there! Great job!


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Well done for getting this far on HP it shows you are patient and enjoy what you do. I didn't find this hub boring just interesting and informative, I did pick valuable points here and glad you opened up to us about your experience. Keep writing and you will earn too.


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Congratulations, prospectboy. This was a refreshing hub, not boring at all. Thank you for sharing your milestone with those of us who are just starting to make a dent toward progressing as you have. I am inspired. I agree with your points and found your wisdom helpful. Voted up, useful, and funny.


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RBJ33 3 years ago

Here is a shout out for you and your 100th


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Congratulations on this very significant milestone, my friend! This particular year in your life is filled with memorable moments, and I've enjoyed and appreciated your sharing these special times with us in the Hubsville town center. I'm honored to be one of the fortunate ones following your wonderful progress. Best wishes for continued success here at HubPages and in all the endeavors you're engaged in. Aloha!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@L.L. Woodard, Thanks a lot for reading and viewing. I can really feel the cheering via the keyboards lol. I appreciate your kind words. All the best to you!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@BlissfulWriter, Thank you very much. I appreciate you sharing my sentiments on celebrating this personal milestone for me. Best wishes to you!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@NateB11, Thanks a lot for stopping by my man. Glad that we share similar views in how Hubpages operates. The people here are so helpful and motivating. Keep on plugging away until you reach that 100 hub threshold. I know you'll get there. Thanks again for stopping by, and I appreciate your feedback. All the best to you sir!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@purnimamoh1982, Thank you so much. Definitely has been a hectic journey, but well worth it. Hard work on here definitely pays out. Glad you found this hub inspiring, and thank you very much for your feedback. Best wishes!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Gail Meyers, Thank you very much!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@MelChi, Thank you very much. Glad to know that others on here view it as a milestone worthy of celebrating. Also glad to hear that you like my writing style. Really appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments. Thank you again, and I wish you the best!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@DDE, Thank you so much for the kind comments. It's always nice when someone recognizes attributes that most people don't see, and I'm glad you recognized my patience and level of enjoyment. Thanks again so much. I really appreciate it!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@janshares, Thank you very much. I appreciate your kind words. With your skills and talents, I'm sure you'll be reaching the level of progression you're looking for in no time. Glad you found this inspiring, and thanks again for everything. All the best to you.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@RBJ33, Thank you very much sir! I appreciate it a lot!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@hawaiianodysseus, Thank you so much my good friend Joe! Yes sir you are correct when you say that there have been memorable moments within the past year. I have no problem with sharing them with people on this community like yourself, who are good people with positive vibes and spirits. I'm the one that honored to have you as a follower and friend, and like I always say, I wish you all the success here on Hubpages and beyond. Thanks again!


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LisaMarie724 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

I'm glad you enjoy hubpages so much! I also enjoy the community here and have made some great friends. I've said it a million times but the community here is one of the best amongst writing sites.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@LisaMarie724, Yea this community overall is great. Sometimes I just smile when I read hubs, and see some of the nice comments that people here post. Says a lot about how they are as people. Thanks for your feedback.


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

Great hub, my friend!! You did it; and I know you'll do more! I'm hoping to reach a 100 soon, too...


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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

Congratulations Prospectboy! You did it! I'm with you, this is a great community of writers willing to share tips, ideas and encouragement. For example this hub is encouraging and inspiring. Keep on hubbing! Watching out for that 200th!


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srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

It is a great job done - 100 Hubs in less than two years. It is result of both taking up challenges and consistency. I am sure your thirst is not satiated and you will do much more as an experienced Hubber. Best of luck to you.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Congratulations on reaching your 100th hub here. I can understand well the feeling. Best wishes for many more HUNDREDS ahead.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@beingwell, Thank you so much Rizza. Blood, sweat, and tears ya digg haha. I know you'll reach 100 soon. Keep on staying motivated! Thanks again!


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@kellyteam, Thank you so much! You're the best! Yea the people of this community are great. They help a lot in keeping me motivated. Glad you found this one encouraging. I'll continue to keep on hubbing, and I appreciate your feedback. All the best :)


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@srsddn, Thank you very much. This mark definitely wouldn't have been reached without doing the challenges, and I have several other hubbers to thank for encouraging me through that. I definitely desire more on here, so the game will continue to move on. Thank you very much, and best wishes to you.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@dghrbh, Thank you very much. I appreciate it a lot. Hundreds more in the future doesn't sound like a bad idea. Thanks again!


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LauraD093 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

I just really enjoy your hubs P.B. You seem to write from the gut which makes your articles fun and interesting to read. Congrats on 100-You are my hero of the day lol


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@LauraD093, Wow! Thanks a lot Laura. I really appreciate your kind comments.


Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

I feel the same way about hubpages. I love the community, its like a glorified social networking site that likes to write. They really a lovely bunch though. I've managed to hook up with a lot on FB too. Brilliant hub and brilliant score.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Lesleysherwood, Thanks a lot for reading. This community is really amazing. I've connected with several 'hubbers' also. I can see myself building a lot of lasting friendships through this site. Thank you very much for your feedback.


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

Hey prospect my friend, I don't find your hubs particularly boring lol. I'm quite enthralled by them as much as I can read them. I just tend to have a busy schedule as do many people on here can attest to as well. I have found it to be quite difficult lately myself to write on a week to week basis. In the past few months I've taken on quite a bit more in terms of my personal and professional life. This hub spoke to me and I feel quite confident that I will reach that 100 mark one day soon if I just keep at it. I lament the lack of time but soon I should have more to do this with.

Thanks for the encouragement to keep going and give it my all! Voting up my friend.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Kasman, Hello there good sir. Glad to hear that you don't find my hubs too boring. I can definitely relate to what you mean in regards to finding time to participate on here as much as we'd like. I think that most of us would spend most of our waking hours on here writing and commenting on others work if we could. However, there is life outside of 'Hub-World', and it's definitely more important. At any rate, it's good that both your personal and professional life is keeping you busy. That means that you're being productive, which is always good.

Glad that you can relate to the hub, and I have no doubt that you will be able to reach 100 hubs. You'll probably end up doing it sooner than you expect. Thanks for stopping by my friend, and I wish you all the continued success in the world.


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John-Rose 3 years ago from USA

Congrats on your 100th hub. I'm just a few into the game, but I'm not in a huge rush. I do look forward to breaking 100 though.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@John-Rose, Thank you very much sir. I really appreciate it. You don't have to be in a rush. Slow and steady wins the race. Wish you all the best, and good luck in your journey on Hubpages.


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Congratulations on your 100th hub.

Continued success.


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prospectboy 3 years ago from Texas Author

@wetnosedogs, Thanks a lot. I appreciate your kind words. Best wishes!

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