One Hundred Hubs, mounting pennies, and a root-beer

This is a tribute Hub to the milestone of publishing 100 Hubs. This is really 103, but I had to move on. ©LillyGrillzit all rights reserved. March 2, 2011. Upon first publication this Hub was cited as a violation since it had the word Beer in it. I took all of the beer out, but now I have something suitable for a 5 year old. Whootie woo. Update July 4, 2012. I am still here, the numbers are still climbing. Not enough to do it full time, Yet. I am closer than ever. I have only written about 16 Hubs since this 100th Hub. I had to walk a simple path, that did not include internet or a working computer. I am glad I chose to stay.

Getting photos is a way to get better visitation to your Hubs. We all like pictures with our words

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Gathering sources to with which to write unique and some how-to articles / HubsWriting is like planting a garden. You can do everything right, but Nature or life has another path, diversion, agenda...Someone said I am a talker, more than a doer...I do what I can, it is more than many know...smilesInvesting in publishing, LillyLG Productions purchased a Canon "big girl" camera. Trying for winning wildlife shots...practice, practiceHere it is mid week, and all this assortment show up at the bank. More attempts at winning wildlife photos...practice, practice"Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time roll away...this shot makes me dizzy...Lilly at the lake, still writing, still gathering material for unique and evergreen material. This is why I will track down each person who steals that unique content. Namaste
Gathering sources to with which to write unique and some how-to articles / Hubs
Gathering sources to with which to write unique and some how-to articles / Hubs | Source
Writing is like planting a garden. You can do everything right, but Nature or life has another path, diversion, agenda...
Writing is like planting a garden. You can do everything right, but Nature or life has another path, diversion, agenda... | Source
Someone said I am a talker, more than a doer...I do what I can, it is more than many know...smiles
Someone said I am a talker, more than a doer...I do what I can, it is more than many know...smiles | Source
Investing in publishing, LillyLG Productions purchased a Canon "big girl" camera. Trying for winning wildlife shots...practice, practice
Investing in publishing, LillyLG Productions purchased a Canon "big girl" camera. Trying for winning wildlife shots...practice, practice | Source
Here it is mid week, and all this assortment show up at the bank. More attempts at winning wildlife photos...practice, practice
Here it is mid week, and all this assortment show up at the bank. More attempts at winning wildlife photos...practice, practice | Source
"Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time roll away...this shot makes me dizzy...
"Sitting on the dock of the bay, watching the time roll away...this shot makes me dizzy... | Source
Lilly at the lake, still writing, still gathering material for unique and evergreen material. This is why I will track down each person who steals that unique content. Namaste
Lilly at the lake, still writing, still gathering material for unique and evergreen material. This is why I will track down each person who steals that unique content. Namaste | Source

The Golden Hundredth Hub...

The hundredth Hub to be published is a milestone that I am proud to have accomplished. Getting to 100 published Hubs, was thanks to the HubPages Community . The HubPages Staff and Elite do an amazing job. Every week, the Hub Nugget Nominations are prepared. They are so well laid out, using the same tools that all Hubbers have access to. The Hub Elite, and Staff continue to publish high quality content, while running the HubShip.

In July, I was standing at a crossroads. Thankfully a Google ad recommended HubPages. How do we forget we are writers? How, do we forget to breathe? Humans need deep breaths of oxygen for optimum system function. Breathing is important, writing is as important, as breathing.

There are so many Hubbers who are very special to me, and have helped me discover publishing in 2010. These same Hubbers were ready and eager to help me, and other Newbies. At the same time, they continued to publish massive amounts of material of their own.

It is worrisome to attempt to consider only 100 Hubbers to thank, or only 100 Hubs to mention, that have influenced me. Hubs and Hubbers have changed my view on Love , taught me some GREAT recipes, how to treat my appliances, pillows for sleeping comfort, how to make a sheath for a knife, have clear skin on my back, vacation spots for years, recent history of other Countries, customs and traditions of other Nations, what the tool is called that makes the elegant designs in drywall paste. It is written over and over, tales of survival, and the knowledge that anyone, anywhere can survive anything, and it is okay to fart on HubPages. People can accomplish amazing things with very little.

Within the HubPages community, I have made new friends for life .

Reaching for the stars, beyond time and space

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Google shocks Hubbers, rumors fly that Google rates HubPages low on quality content

Coming upon ones hundredth Hub is a milestone, that I precluded that there would be no way, I could not eventually have a passive income from publishing on HubPages. I am nearing my first payout on HubPages, and suddenly there is nothing but zeros. Page views, but -0- dollars and -0- cents.

Google Webmaster has been writing about this, and had a webinar on it today. It will go into the archives. The Hub Team Members have been writing about this, HubPages Paul Edmondson wrote an article about this, and sent e-mails to Hubbers. Techies and SEO'rs all over the web, have been sending out feelers about this for weeks.

Today, March 2, 2011, the Google forums are climbing with prior AdSense members having their accounts closed. Locked, Gone. Period. Many AdSense accounts are closed, and some Hubbers although not closed, are not longer getting paid for any page views.

After reading on the HubPages forums, and the encouraging words of those who have been around the world wide web for more than a decade, I am positive that HubPages will do just fine, this is a wake-up call to a Good Content Farm, like HubPages. Let's just Write on, and push the good quality content. 

Fellow Hubbers, let us write like we have a score of English Teachers standing behind us rulers raised. Let us retain our High Quality standings.


HubPages and Google AdSense

Will come out on top, I am staying on, and continuing to write. 

A Root beer cheer to everyone who has attained, or wants to attain 100 Hubs milestone - You go!

I want to send each one of you a cheers of root-beer, if you do not partake, put what you want in your stein and have one with us. To you HubPages and Hubbers! Cheers, thanks for having me to the party.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I'll just take that beer and meet you at the pub Lilly!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

WillStar! You are fast. If there is ever gun play, I am on your team! Thanks, see you there!


Helpful Hanna 5 years ago

I like your positive outlook. Thanks!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I am happy to see that you will stay on and Cheers to you Lilly! Congratulations to your 100 hubs, those hubs contains so much brilliant work from you and the! Cheers again! What a party:)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Helpful Hanna. Thank you. It is logical to trust those who have truly assisted writers!


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Thanks for encouraging us and for some links to further info :). So glad you are not giving up and congratulations on reaching the 100 milestone!!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I didn't know about this, but happy you're not going away. Last call. Yea Haw


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@thoughtforce, thank you for your ever encouraging comments, and congratulations. Cheers, happy to party beside you.

Ms Dee, thank you for your nice comments, and congratulations. I am happy to have reached the 100+ milestone. Couldn't have done it without all of you.


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Ingenira 5 years ago

I love the Nebula photos... awesome, and you rock, Lilly and so is Hubpages! Congratulations !


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@always exploring, Thank you! I feel like you are part of the pep rally that keeps me going. Yea Haw!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ingenira, I am glad you enjoy those photos too. I love ESA for sharing their photos. I have so many of their photos downloaded as I am awestruck when I see all we share the Universe with. As long as credit is given, citation, and/or a link back, they allow it. There are thousands of unique imagery on their sites. Thank you very much.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations! I don't drink, but have an extra beer for me. I always enjoy your hubs.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Barbara Kay! We have Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, Water and of course Sweet Tea! Thanks for coming by...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Congratulations for you. This was great achievement for you. Keep on hubbing. As your friend, I'll support you from the back. Never give up and do the best. Success for you. Rated up!

Blessing and hugs,


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@prasetio30! I love your new avatar photo! Thank you for your support. You are a good friend. Thank you. Hugs back Prasetio. :0)


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

It seems, by all appearances, that Google does not care for affiliates, of course except Adsense ones. That may be a big reason for the drop. I am not saying selling hubs are bad, but it must be Google does not like them. I guess Google feels there are too many, I'm not sure. But congrats on hub 100! I hope to read many, many more from you.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ms , Bobbi, I think Google is asking for a higher quality. I wish you would burst out with some pro papers. Publish here. Then, submit an Abstract to Google Docs. Begin linking your good works published that speak of the like subject possibly. I have some evergreen Hubs that are getting traffic. I don't understand what is going on completely yet, but will get to the bottom of it. Google may be setting a higher standard in publishing, and they are wise enough not to throw the baby out with the bath water. imo. Thank you for your comments and visit! They add much. :0)


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TravelinAsia 5 years ago from Thailand/Southeast Asia

Perhaps hubpages simply needs to raise the standards, and start removing low quality content?


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Congrats to you! HP can be a transforming experience in so many ways. Raising my Scotch to your beer. :)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

TravelinAsia, one of the aspects that I appreciate about HubPages is the Hubbness of it. That it is not just up to the Administrators alone to make HubPages a place where at least a searcher or reader can find useful, unique and good information. HubPages has a lot to offer big readers. I love to read. Having read thousands of books already, it becomes difficult to find unique content that is for the pleasure of the reader. Those who are studying other cultures can find out so much. I have become very good HP Friends with people from all over the globe, and I am learning so much about them. The Administrators of HubPages are writers too. They really expend a lot of time and energy helping newbies become acclimated. There are forums for those who love debate. It is the "will of the Hubber" that is a part of how HubPages works. If you see junk, flag it. If you are not sure, tell them... I think this could be junk. It really helps. Thank you for your comments, visit and read. :0)


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

A Big Congratulations! 100 hubs is a milestone indeed and that's impressive. I sincerely hope you get your first paycheck soon, if not already. As I am pretty new here in HP, my views and Adsense earnings stayed the same.. some days dollars and most days cents.. a few days ZERO.. however that is normal to me. Yes, I've read in forums that a lot of people got affected by the new Google algorithms but by now most are saying their views and income seem to be getting back to normal. I'm confident the HP team will never let us down. I'll have an ice-cold beer please.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Yes, life has come back to my Hubs. Rosie it is exponential and those little dips and valleys are a good indicator. You are a good writer, you have unique content, and it is obviously well researched. Keep on keeping on. Cheers!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Hi Lilly, hi Lily, high low--Is it just a coincidence that Hub rhymes with Pub? What is all the Hub-bub about anyway? Is it the Hubba-Hubba Hubs with Indian Model avatars? What is a Sub-Hub? Must a Hub have a Hubble? Do Hubs have Wives distracting them? Is the Google wagon only fitted with original Hubs with white walls and chrome spokes? These are questions I am willing to pursue, but before Pub-lishing, I must Hub-nob with the gentry at Hub's Hollow over a pithy pint of Adsense.

Keep up the merriment Lilly, I will join with you in the fun and raising of the bar. Budem zdorovy =:)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Winsome, that is the greatest HubTorial to date. I am not sophisticated enough to answer your questions, but perhaps some experts may help out. :0)Write On Winsome, Cheers!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Lilly, I will have a beer with you, save me a seat at the bar. Congrats on your 100 hubs. I did it too!

Tina


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fucsia 5 years ago

Congrats! I will have a beer for celebrate your success, and HubPages that is a great community!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Granny's House, Cheers! Thank you for the Congrats! and Congratulations to You.

Fuscia, Thank you - Cheers, and yes I agree, HubPages is a great community!


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

How cool how very very cool, Cheers to you dearest. It's great to read your work again, I've been out of town a lot taking care of my mother who's been stricken with Alzheimer's and only 70 years old. Its a whole new road for her. Please keep her in your prayers, Doris, her name is Doris. Love, Peace and May all Happiness and Great Health be with you dearest Lilly :) Katie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Ms. Katiem, I am putting her on my list,sending prayers...The Best to you, peace and love.


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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Congratulations on reaching your milestone... 100 Hubs (103) lots of hard work goes into these Hubs!! Girl, you Rock!!

I must be lost in space, something is certainly going wrong because I'm not getting your Hubs in my feeds... I really need to figure this out..


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@ByChanceTV, thanks so much for bellying up and having a brew with us. Welcome! Thanks for giving this a read.


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wingedcentaur 5 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

Congratulations on the milestone #100, LillyGrillzit! (though its really 103 because you had to move on). The part I liked best was where you wrote: "Fellow Hubbers, let us write like we had a score of English Teachers standing behind us rulers raised. Let us retain our Hiqh Quality standings."

Quite right, LillyGrillzit! Quite right! HubPages is only five years old, and thanks in part to the huge community of first-rate writers it has attracted, HP has come a very long way in so short a time, accumulated an enormous amount of integrity and reputation for quality information and analysis (despite this latest insult from Google -- a "content farm" indeed!!).

I share your ultimate conviction. The cream (which is HP) will again rise to the top!

Take it easy. Good hub. Voted up for awesome.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Wingedcentaur, your visits, and your kind comments are a welcome surprise! Thank you for picking out lines, and sentences, commenting on them specifically. Your reading my Hubs makes me want to be better. Thank you for the votes, and HubPages is one of the top on-line forums for authors, and HP writers and Hubs are coming back to the top on Google search engines. This rocks. Again, thank you very much.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

. . . well, a huge hubcongratulations Lilly! What a well-earned and deserved tribute. I am more inspired than ever to make certain I write the best quality content that I can. I hope to join you at the bar to celebrate your milestone along with my first payout (providing that ever comes) :) Keep up the marvelous work and example you are to all of us here in the wonderful and one-of-a-kind hubpage family. vocalcoach


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

vocal coach, thank you very much. I will be so happy to celebrate your first payout, and you write such good words and so much help, I know you will be at that root-beer bar with us all. Maybe we can get our first payout at the same time! Really looking forward to that too. Let me know! It will be "cheers".


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Very well done here, and so happy for you too. I know that you will do very well, I just can tell. The people who realize all that they still do have, with just root beer and some hubs Like you. They are the one's who will go father. Voted up, keep writing and I'll keep reading.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Fluffy, your kind words this morning mean a lot to me. Nose is to the wall, and I have been in the dumps. Thank you. Will be by to see you soon! :->


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I like your writing style @ LillyGrillzit, I have also been helped a great deal by my fellow hubbers here, in many more ways than one, especially those who've chosen to read many of my hubs, as well as make influential comments, that drive me to become much more motivated.

I have read many many hubs in a short period of time, almost maxed out most of the accolades due to such intense activity here, and I even slowed down recently to breath a bit. This hubpages thing is awesome to say the least, and I've even earned a few dollars since my humble & fresh start.

This hub is a genuine original, and I will share it with many others I come in contact with, i am equipped with powerful sharing tools so this shall be done. Thanks for sharing such a respectable hub and for showing some love to us writers who all help one another on hubpages. Voted up in all ways I can, that's truly fitting for your awesome hub.

You video may be having issues, it won't play, I figured I'd help you out a bit. Happy Holidays!


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LillyGrillzit 4 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

CloudExplorer, thank you very much for the accolades, and the power share. It is appreciated! Hoping to be more of a part of the community once more - soon! The very best to you and your writing career! Thanks again for the help.

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