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20,000 Page Views

For some of you this must seem like a very trivial accomplishment. And perhaps it is but for me I didn’t believe I would last a week on hub pages let alone 6 months. I have seen some of you who have followers in the thousands and I marvel at you. But I am have just start so I am very happy to have almost 200.

And I know I have hurt my following and readership by being so diverse. But my followers are never bored. I try to always provide them with entertainment for their amusement if nothing else. And my readers have been so generous to me and I am so completely grateful to them.

So on the day of my six month anniversary I am also crossing past the 20,000 page views mark. I don’t know if that is accolade worthy but it means that on average about 111 people per day are viewing my work. And while my ratings aren’t high, perhaps in time they will be.

The gratitude for all of you who have taken this journey with me can’t be expressed in words.

All of you have had to endure my adventure into learning to write poetry. And one of my poems was rap music inspired. I think I may secretly be a rapper. OMG!!! What a patient generous lot the hub pages participants are?

If I can only figure out the tracker system so I can start making referrals that will be awesome.

My Inspiration

All of you. Each one of you who gets up everyday and strives to be a better writer and to publish material that will enlighten, educated and entertain. I doubt I would have made it a week without all of you. And your comments for the most part have been so wonderful and at times constructive which I needed. There are so many talented and great artists on this website that it is humbling and inspiring.

And with every word you type and everything you share you make the world a better place.

My Motivation

Again it would be all my wonderful friends on hub pages. And while I have taken most of the challenges which can be easily verified it does not compare to the generosity shown by those who have followed me. And I want all of you to know I read your work as well. I have a lovely friend in Brasil. He speaks of computers. I don’t understand a word he writes but he does so with such finesse and so poetically I hang onto every word he writes. Just because I don’t understand computers doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate well written work. I still follow him to this day.

And all my political buddies, inspire me as well. They are so original and cover things that no one else in the media would dare write or say. I heard about Occupy Wall Street not from the media but from HubPages Community. I get a lot of my news from Hub Pages. And while I have heard criticism that all of us are just opinionated writers, we do cover a lot of news that is not covered by the mainstream media. I am very well sourced. Everything I write is well researched although I have been accused of not doing that as well. I research so I am prepared for those not so constructive critics that wish to tear my hubs down. And they are still there after 400 hubs and 6 months of work and almost 20,000 page views.

Creativity

I think you have to be pretty darn creative to get up and find something to write about that is redundant in today’s society. And I write about 2-3 hubs a day. I write on a 6th grade level because I want my hubs to appeal to all readers. Newspaper’s are only written on a 4th grade level. But it is limiting. And I can imagine that it would appear as though I have a limited vocabulary. I don’t mind. I would rather write to a bigger audience. And I also don’t like to make language so cumbersome that the reader only has time to read my hub in a day. I know when I read I like to read 5 hubs at a sitting. It usually takes ma about six minutes I that long to get through a hub. That is a total of thirty minutes of contribution to the hub community without taking a lot of time out of my day.

And again I marvel at all of the other writer’s hubs and I have to be very careful as I have almost a photographic memory. Almost a photographic memory means out of a glance at a 100 word passage I can recall 98 words. This is a hazard as a writer as I could unintentionally plagiarize another person’s work. So I am very careful about the days I read and then the days I write. They do not cross over unless they are a completely different topic that I am writing on. My friend from Brasil who writes about computers I would never copy him as I don’t write technical hubs. http://ancillotti.hubpages.com/ So it is always safe to read him. My other from Dexter from Chicago has a great serious about Breakfast with the Obama’s . http://dexter-yarbrough.hubpages.com/ I love his work. And I know I will never write on that subject either so his work is always safe. The writer’s I have to be very careful of are ones who write on similar topics. Thank goodness most of them are my friends and we seem to compliment each other’s work. For Instance Peter Lumetta has done a significant amount of work in politics. http://peterlumetta.hubpages.com/ And some of our stuff over laps but does not infringe on copyrights. But there are so many other friends I could tell you about and maybe I will write a hub specifically for them.

To All Of You

To all of your who have read, endured, followed and held my hand through my first six months and my first 20,000 page views. Thank you. You mean more to me then any of you know. There are many other great hub writers and commenters which I have profound respect for and I will perhaps include them in another hub.

Final Notes

At the time of publication I am over 20,005 page views.

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Congratulations on your 20,000 page view, I reached 10.000 many months ago, I don't think the next accolade appears until one reaches 50,000 I am getting close, I see some have hit 100,000 and I've seen a couple at a million. Regardless, it's an honor to even reach 10.000 and it sure humbled this poet. Your six month review is excellent and I loved every word. Hugs


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Oh Saddlerider1,

You bring tears to my eyes. It is the genrosity of people like you who keep me going. Congratulation on coming up on 50,000. I do think I will ever be able to have that many page views. And 100,000 or a 1,000,000 is just beyong my comprehension.

Cheers to you mate and hugs right back to you.

JT


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Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations! It is definitely quite the achievement - I was excited to get 1,000!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Millionaire Tips,

I too remember how exciting it was to have a 1,000 page views but I enver thought I would get to 10,000.

I appreciate your support.

All My Best,

JT


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nicregi 5 years ago from Malaysia

Congratulation on that! I see you write a lot of great hubs and thank you for sharing with us. Definitely looking more from you and don't give up writing buddy!

Take care.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi niceregi,

I will do my best my friend. And I will be following you as well.

JT


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crazycatman 5 years ago from Dallas, TX

Congrats on the 20,000 page view mark! I am also impressed with the 400 hubs in only 6 months. Reading about your accomplishment and seeing the dedication you have put in to you work here at hubpages inspires me to get serious about my own hubs. I wish you well here at hubpages.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi crazycatman,

Thank you and I guess you get out of hubpages what you put into it. I look forward to reading your work in the furture.

All My Best,

JT


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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Congrats. The question for me is how do you get so many people to view your work on a daily basis? Do you have a marketing strategy or is it all about publishing more hubs? Peace and Light...Gary.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Gary,

I think I write what the people are thinking. I think I dare to put in words what they feel. And I have been exceptionally fortunate with the Hubpages community as they have been extraordinarily generous with me.

And I also write on alot of subjects. Some days it is politics but lately it has been poetry with political satire and fictional writing. I try awfully hard to provide entertainment and amusement for my audience as well as touch on some educational and social issues.

In checking your bio I notice you have a degree in sociology. I have just written a poem called I believe "Inuit Fate". It might interest you. If you have time check it out. It is short and you will see what I am saying about daring to say what others are thinking.

It is great to meet you and I will be following you as well now. I should mention I publish frequently. So if you follow me sorry for all the publications in advance.

All My Best,

JT


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Congrats, JT! I'm amazed that you've written so many hubs in such a short time. I remember when I first met you how HubPages was an outlet to you after you had a major loss in your life. Now, after 400 hubs, can you attest to how therapeutic is has been? I hope so. You have shared a lot of knowledge in your time here. I remember how you were one of the first hubbers I met, and you were willing to write paragraphs at a time to me to explain how things worked. You really helped spur me on, and I appreciate it more than I can say. Congrats, congrats, congrats again! Keep it up!


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hello Victoria Lynn,

I remember those days as well and you have come a very long ways as well. We have all helped each other here which is what makes Hubpages so great. You had all the making for a great hubber you just need someone to give you a few pointers and look at you now soaring to the top of hubbing.

Victoria I am not certain I am healed yet. But I am happily distracted from grief when I write. I have some tough times coming up this holiday season as it is the first without my Mom. And then after it is the date of her death and then her birthday. Perhaps after all of that I will be able to feel like I have made it through this and survived it. But short of an alien invasion I doubt even my writing will be able to distract me through my holiday grief. And I have to deal with my son's grief as well. That will be very difficult.

Perhaps in March I will be able to write that hub. Hopefully, if I make it.

And you have been very generous with me cheering me on through all of this like you do so many others. You are a kind soul and a very appreciated one.

Your Friend,

JT


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

twenty-twenty,

For your eyes and for your efforts! Happy for you JT, Everyday i learn about you and also your little treasure. Congrats! and would be good if you burn a 20 bucks bill? Just a suggestion you know?

LORD


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Lord,

Because of my little treasure I save everything for him. I want to feature more of my hub friends in my hubs for future reference like you and missolive and Red. But I am not certain how that will be received in the future. Honestly I feel like I am a prodcut of the generosity of the people who write for hubpages. They, including you, have been really wonderful to me.

Always wonderful to read you!!

JT


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Please,

If you mention our names, you have to mention 5 characters in one...We little rascals fight within us to get something out for 'Hubbers R us'. We are just like you, at times we just let out our thoughts...as they are. Actually, there was another reason to be here. "Write, and write and forget about being published, the rest will follow.."


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

So Lord,

Forgive but I am a little bit Aspberger's. I shouldn't mention other author's? But I am so grateful and have such a profound appreciation for all the hard work of my fellow writer's. Yes, I too believe if we focus on writing then all good things will come to us as well. That may sound naive but I believe that as well. I am looking into a few self publishing deals as I have a lot of books just sitting around the house. I have screen plays as well but there doesn't seem to be a forum for those. But I could always convert those back into books.

If you don't want me to mention your name I will not. I just appreciate your writing.

JT


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago

Just read about your mom's passing to a better life and that really touched me. Yes you can mention our names, no worries. We are not here to brag about things. Thanks, and you will have a better holliday with us around you. We remind you this...we are here every single morning.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Lord,

Sorry, I sometimes don't get innuendo. And I do know my life is richer for the friends I have on Hubpages. Thank you so much and I may take you up on the morning because this holiday season is going to be very difficult.

All My Best,

JT


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece

Congratulations on your page views...Wow!! I get excited if a couple of people have taken time to look at my very few hubs!!....And well done for your relentless hub writing, you are certainly reaping in the success of your hard work a god example of you get out what you put in....


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Debbie,

It is truly humbling when people are generous enough to read my work let alone 20,000 of them. And I am grateful for every read. Freidns like you have given me the strength to make this numbers and reach these goals and for that I am grateful.

JT

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