7,000+ Comments I Am Thankful For

When at first you do succeed....

When at first you do succeed,

try, try again, for it could happen again.

For the writer who writes and no one reads,

it's like the wedding feast to which no one came.

For the writer who gets feedback and good comments,

it's like a New Year's party after a favorite class in school!

At HubPages we feed off each other: learning, growing.

We become a part of a growing international crowd.

I hear from the U.K., India, Australia, Latvia, etc,.

with photos, words of praise, and advice.

Sure, and I will try and try again.

Making the words count more than just counting words.

The basis for good communication is 3 C's.  Clear, Concise. Confirmed.  Use them as your guide.
The basis for good communication is 3 C's. Clear, Concise. Confirmed. Use them as your guide. | Source

The first 7,000+ Comments

I have indeed been with HubPages for about four years now.

Being viewed 50,000+ times is a good benchmark, but not extraordinary here.

What I appreciate the most are my Followers' comments which have been helpful guides to improving my skills, and have been motivators to strive to join the best of the best. Thanks.

I am not yet one of those "best of the best" but I am striving to be.

In over 800 Hubs, I have had no "Editor's Choice," no "Hub of the Day," onlly one Hub with a score of 100, and only one bonus piece. The current breakdown of readers' reactions is as follows: 1065 Interesting / 192 Funny / 577 Useful / 721 Awesome / 522 Beautiful.

But there are things I have had, like the joy of writing, the thrills of being accepted, praised at times, even appreciated.

For all who have made this journey so enjoyable, from the HP staff and administrators, to my fellow Hubbers, and especially to those who have at one time or another been my Followers: it has happened because of you.

You have my sincere thanks.

May God bless your own efforts, as you have blest mine.

____________

© 2015 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

More by this Author


Comments 10 comments

Jodah profile image

Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

Nice poem Demas, and a lovely acknowledgement to your fellow hubbers who take the time to read and comment on your work. Congratulation on 7000 comments. The things you mention "the joy of writing, the thrills of being accepted, praised at times, even appreciated" are the most important things here I feel. I was a member for two years with only three hubs and one handful of comments between them before my writing was discovered by the lovely Nellianna who shared my hubs with her community of followers and I found everything changed. Before that I was becoming discouraged and considered leaving HP.

Now I have had a few 'Editor's Choice" hubs and one "Hubbie Award" but NO "Hub of the Day" either. None of these mean as much as acceptance and appreciation by your peers and readers. God bless your further hubs too.


peachpurple profile image

peachpurple 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

wow, congrats with your 7k comments, I have 2 k comments even after 5 years here. I have 310, 277 views but less comments than yours.


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Jodah - Nellianna has commented on some of mine, also with sound comments I have appreciated. Others have liked, scored, and shared. As you say, that makes a big difference.

This is a fine platform. I avoid following writers who use swear words but otherwise are talented. They should have enough vocabulary to express and say what they want to without resort to the vulgar.

I try to get back to Hubbers I have chosen to follow, even though it is a daunting task. The newcomer who arrives and in five days is following over 1,000 Hubbers is either a phoney, or spending all day reading helter skelter and unlikely to be commenting at all.

Congratulations on what you have already accomplished! You and I will just keep trying harder....and writing.


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

peachpurple - I think I may have commented that by writing longer Hubs there is a likelihood of fewer comments, as readers move on about their journey without taking additional time to comment. Try to be clear and concise, and they may be more likely to confirm with a comment.

Your tally of views indicates a solid popularity, and that's great!


whonunuwho profile image

whonunuwho 17 months ago from United States

Congrats my friend. Inspirational. whonu


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

whonunuwho - Peer friendships, how great they are here and anywhere you can make such friends.


AliciaC profile image

AliciaC 17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Congratulations on all your achievements, Perspycacious. I agree with Jodah. This hub is indeed a lovely acknowledgement to your fellow hubbers.


Perspycacious profile image

Perspycacious 17 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AliciaC - Thanks, Alicia. It never hurts to be grateful.


MsDora profile image

MsDora 17 months ago from The Caribbean

Congratulations on your achievements on HubPages! Surely, you have blessed many and beyond the extent you may never know. Carry on, have fun and may God establish the work of your hands!


aviannovice profile image

aviannovice 17 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Good for you, Demas, you are making things happen. I enjoyed your thought about making words count, which we all strive for, I think.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working