Professionalism On HubPages

Researching hub pages for over two years and writing over one hundred hubs which a few are now unpublished as you may have noticed in the upper right hand corner, I have fumbled, stumbled and learned what it takes to not only be a professional but act in a professional manner while entertaining myself on the forums or simply reading other hubbers articles. Remembering that this is a virtual world you may run into a few oddities on this site, but believe me they are far and few in between compared to other sites that I have personally written on.

My personal objective on hub pages is to write and express who I am and what I feel , I have replied to multiple e-mails with respect for a new hubber or merely have became friends with a multitude of others. There are hubbers on hubpages that I have talked to directly via over the phone and others I send e-mails but I have always been a professional and do not lack character when it comes to interacting with others.

It takes honesty, integrity and diplomacy to hold your own when you are blogging and expressing your thoughts, sharing your life and writing what you feel. Some of the hubbers that act in a professional manner to me are, Univited Writer, JamesWatkins, GmaJohnson, Dr.Carlotta, PrettyDarkHorse and so many others. These are hubbers who have been on hub pages for quite awhile and just like myself I am certain that someone has attacked there character, professionalism or creative thought but they managed to act professionally with the respect to another hubber.

Tips Of Survivorship On HubPages

In order to survive on hub pages here are some key recommendations that I have utilized to become successful in the past two and half years.

1. When commenting in the forums be tactful. I realize it is easy to get your dander up but sit back, breathe and then comment.All of us are professionals and should not act like school children. Should someone upset you and your purpose is to market yourself then, it is necessary that you act in a professional manner.

2. Respect your fans, if someone has gone out of the way to read your hubs take the time to read theirs, realizing it is sometimes complicated to comment on every hubbers hub, at least stop by, show your support. They are supporting you don't forget about them.

3. When you are new as a copper penny on Hubpages and you have senior hubbers in the forums giving you advice do not counter attack them, they are only trying to assist you with direction.

Quite a few times I have seen a new hubber disappear or leave hub pages because they have felt like they were bullied. I have also saved new hubbers from their fate merely by reminding them to tread lightly and get to know other hubbers before trying to push their way to the top. Time, patience and perseverance will enable you to excel on hub pages so do not ever give up or believe your writing is unprofessional or you are not talented enough, you are here for a reason and that is to share your thoughts and creativity with others.

4. You will definitely run into a few psychos on hub pages it is a given; however if it is to the point that they are unprofessional or lacking tact ignore them or report them do not feel that HP is not paying attention. They certainly are busy little bees but each individual who is involved will certainly review the information.

5. If you are angry at another hubber do not act out of anger and begin to rate their hubs down, it is certainly a great way to get banned from HP once another hubber believes you are acting unprofessional ,your ip is tracked you could very well disappear into the limelight without any questions asked, all it takes is a simple e-mail to team@hubpages.com. So before you do anything unnecessary read the rules and regulations before you do anything out of the ordinary. Go to the upper right-hand corner of your page and click on the help button. All the information is right at your fingertips.

6. We have all felt at sometime or another that a hubber who has fanned you felt a little creepy, when you feel that way monitor their actions that Avatar without a pic may very well turn into a someone in a matter of days.

7. Hub pages can sometimes become a very hostile environment never ever de-fame a person's character remember although virtual there is a person who can make or break you it is all up to you on how you approach the situation.

8. Stalking is an absolute no-no on HP believe me I had one , the HP community is a very large family that does not take lightly to cyberstalking and many of us seniors on HP know how to deal with it, let's say we are the cyber patrol and are here to protect our little PAC men and women who are new at hub pages do not think for one minute that someone is not watching someone.

9. If you recieve e-mails that sound strange for ex: " I think your sexy, can you be my friend?" ,I have recieved to many of those either delete or report immediately to hubpages we have enough to concern ourselves with besides a bunch of perverts send e-mails.

You can be relaxed but always try to act professional it is o.k. to disagree as an adult but be diplomatic and professional ,millions of people visit this site and because they may not comment on your hubs they certainly could be reading what you are saying on the forums. You never know who may be watching and waiting to choose you to work for them or publish your work. Your comments could be costly if you have a dream and it does not become ful-filled due to a streak of unprofessional comments.

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BDazzler 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Hey! Congratulations on the agent, contract etc!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

BDazzler: Thank you and I see you are here I am glad to see that you are back.:)


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KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas

Major congrats on the contract!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Kcc: Thank you! :)


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Triplet Mom 6 years ago from West Coast

Congratulations AEvans!! That is so awesome and well deserved. Your hub was truly needed and hopefully the right people will read it.


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Raging Bull 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Neat little hub. Question - Would you be offended if I asked you why you use other people's images for your profile instead of your own. It seems a tad deceptive when I see people using Celebrity images as their own. Happens on a number of social sites. When I see someone's photo other than their own, my first thoughts are always "Why is this person hiding Who they Really Are. Anyway that's just my opinion. Thanks mate


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Triplet Mom: Thank you I certainly do hope the right ones read it, I will see you on your hubs soon. :)

Ragin Bull: I hope others utilize them.:)


mdawson17 6 years ago

AEvans you out did yourdself on this one! You have hit sooo many key points that many hubers seem o forget about!! You have been on hubpages for a long time and I am sure you have seen the pros and the cons!

I worry sometimes when our community cannot seem to unite but rather insult anothers writing.

This is why I wrote

http://hubpages.com/hub/WAR-ON-HUBPAGES!

I feel just as you do that some older more expeirenced hubers have let there seniority go to their heads! WE ARE A COMMUNITY AND SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT A COMMUNITY IS!!!


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Herald Daily 6 years ago from A Beach Online

Many congrats on your book contract!

I've never been attacked on HP or via my HP email but I like to think that I would that I would take your advice about being professional. These are great tips that make a lot of sense.


mdawson17 6 years ago

Sorry the link above was a bad link AEvans here is the right link:

http://hubpages.com/hub/WAR-ON-HUBPAGES...


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Congratulations on your book contract! I have enjoyed hubpages and have met wonderful folks. I agree, that its good to contribute by reading our fellow hubbers' hubs and commenting on them which I try do when time permits. One thing I notice is there are hubbers, especially news ones who are very good writers, but fail to respond to comments left in their hubs, so understandly as they write more hubs, they rarely get comments, guess they don't realize Hubpages is an interactive community. I for one, appreciate it very much when readers leave comments. I love it!

And yes, being professional is the way to go. Great tips from a good writer and beautiful person. :)


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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Yes congratulations on the contract...and an excellent hub full of great advice for newbie hubbers :) Don't forget us minions when you are famous will you! ;) ;) ;)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mdawson17: Thank you very much and I also hope that others will get the point. :)

Herald Daily: You are one of the lucky ones so many times I have seen it and so many times I have came to a new person's rescue as well as a seasoned hubber because I felt so bad. :(

VioletSun: Thank you and I also love reading your hubs and every person that comments I need to leave more comments so others know that I have been there but I do manage to click through so that they make some money including you and others. :)

mistyhorizon2003: It is wonderful to see you! I promise I won't forget any of you. You are the ones that kept me going. :)


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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

We still will, we aren't going anywhere don't worry. You will do great whatever you set your mind to :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mistyhorizon2003: I know and I am certainly glad that you are here and there I also looking forward to seeing what you have to, I always keep you in my thoughts. :)


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privateye2500 6 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Nice hub and yet.... a score of 50!

I don't know what type of algor they use for these but they suck!

I suppose because of my profession, I appreciate your little part on the *cyberstalking* - it is SO real - happens ALL the time and it's annoying as hell.

(Well, to me it is just annoying) - for many many people it becomes down right Dangerous.

Melanie


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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Thanks loads, but I am not in your league, (wish I was).


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

privateye2500: I don't understand the algorythm either I believe tomorrow it will be higher. As for cyberstalking it was dangerous for me and I still keep it in the back of my mind. ::(

mistyhorizon2003: You are in my league and remember that, believe in yourself I believe in you. :)


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Holy cow ! An agent ? Way to go AE ! I am still trying to get a hubscore over 40 , but I know I can do It !


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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Congratulations on the contract. Wish you a lot of success from all my heart.


SirDent 6 years ago

So no mention of me as being professional? I am only kidding. I am happy about the contract also.

Good advice also for new hubbers as mentioned by another above.


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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Cheers mate, very kind words :)


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

That's wonderful news, "J"! I'm so proud of you! I know that you'll do fine and that you of course deserve the recognition.

I learned so much while here at Hubpages and learned most of what you talked about on my own. Believe it or not, I still consider myself a newbie and will not relinquish that title until someone someday calls me a Senior Hubber (Ack! And don't you try it!)

Great professional hub! I enjoyed it and I hope that many will take notice!


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

I join the chorus of congratulations, and thank you for this and many other well done hubs!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia

AEvans - Thank you for this. I thought I was thye only one getting 'proposals' ;-) All wise advice. Take care.


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

What a great hub - and I'm sure it will be of great help to so many new hubbers!

Congrats on the contract - so well-deserved :)


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Thanks, Aevans for clicking on the ads and leaving comments which you just did with one of my hubs.:) I have a habit of always giving a thumbs up, but do not always click on the ads but will start doing this.


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beth811 6 years ago from Philippines

Congrats on a book contract. I'm happy for you. Thanks for sharing this hub.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a very inspiring hub and congratulation to your success.


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Congratulatons AEvans! :) I can so totally relate to what you say, lol. Great article!


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jiberish 6 years ago from florida

Congrad's!


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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

Congratulations on the contract AEvans. I will continue to cheer you on when your book is published.

You are right on target. You gave such excellent advice that I think all hubbers should read this hub. In fact, I will link this hub with one I am working on which is not published yet. It is like a warning sign and a welcome message all in one.

I am so glad you stuck with hubpages for over two and a half years in spite of the problems that you have mentioned. You are indeed an exemplary hubber. Keep up the great work.

Thanks for the link also.


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Well said & well done. Thank you for putting this together. And CONGRATULATIONS on the book contract. Blessings & encouragement in all your writing endeavors.


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Legacy Wellness 6 years ago from Katy, Texas

Great Hub and thanks for the advice as I am a newbie. Congratulations on your book deal. May there be many, many more! 3John2


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Well done AE...both for the contract and for giving us such good advice. :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tony0724: You are funny over 40 and yes you can do it!

Tatjana: Thank you and the only thing you have to do is believe. :)

SirDent: All of us are professionals well most of us and you are definitely one of them. :)

mistyhorizon: You can do it! :)

dohn121: lololo you are a officially a senior hubber! Not a newbie anymore. lolo :)

Hmrjmr: Thank you and I also enjoy your hubs as well! :)

Peter Dickinson: Glad to see you and thank you for being here. :)

Shalini: Thank you and I also hope that others will take the advice. :)

VioletSun: You are so welcome and I enjoyed that Ad and also joined, it was free. MayaAngelou is part of that group on that site. :)

beth811: You are so welcome and thank you for the wonderful comment. :)

Hello, hello: You are now inspiring others keep up the great work! :)

Damescribe: Thank you and I hope that others will heed warning and not jump into the frying pan. :)

jiberish: Thank you! :)

create a page: Through all of the ups and downs I stayed around and I am also looking forward to reading more of your work, thank you for the support. :)

Ken R. Abell: I am quite excited however I am also looking forward to my new adventure all of us only have to believe. :)

Legacy Wellness: Thank you and not only do I have the first one but there are 3 others I am working on as well. :)

Feline: You are welcome and I hope others can also read and learn thank you for the compliment. :)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Thank you for the timely hub. Some of the comments in the forums seem to be started in order to get "our dander up", but I am learning to ignore those since there are so many other good ones. I am still learning so much from those who are here to grow and help others. Congrats on your contract.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

elayne001: Thank you and I do have to agree that some are started so they can get our dander up, I to have learned over the past couple of years. :)


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escritor 6 years ago

Congratulations. I wish you the best.

I have only been on HubPages for 2 months, but I have learned a lot from you and others. This is a professional hub from a professional hubber. I joined your fan club my first week here and have read many of your hubs. Thank you.

Alan


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

escritor: Thank you! I didn't realize you joined my fan club so if I am not a fan I will be happy to reciprocate back. :)


SirDent 6 years ago

"poke"


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

SirDent: lololo


poetlorraine 6 years ago

do let us know when you have your book published. Yes i would agree, you are very definately a professional. loved your hub as always.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Congratz on the contract, AE...Wish ya' the best of success!

Truly, you have done a service to us all with helping to bring insight into the world of Hub Pages Professional Etiquette.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Hey, congratulations on the writing contract. I hope everything goes well. Let us know how it goes and maybe we can read some of your writing.

You have been a shining spot on HP.

Keep on Hubbing!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

manlypoetryman: Aahhh Thank you so much and you as well have been an asset and a joy. :)

eovery: Thank you so much and I will definitely let you know when it is in print and available. I certainly will share parts of the book.:)


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NGRIA Bassett 6 years ago from Bermuda

Thanks AEvans for taking the time to give such an organized and sound advise. It was almost maternal and very wise counsel. Your willingness to help others succeed felt genuine and I am thankful for your maturity and leadership around the Hub.

Best regards to you and success and favour with the contract.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

NGRIA Bassett: You are so welcome and I thank you for taking the time to read and also appreciate. :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for a fine Hub and especially for naming me a professional. I am honored. I hope all is well.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

James A Watkins: All is slowly improving and yes you are quite professional. :)


Cynthia Harris 6 years ago

Great Information. I Thank You.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cybthia Harris: You are quite welcome! :)


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Niteriter 6 years ago from Canada

Congratulations on your progress toward published bliss. You appear to me to be a sincere person and a hard worker. And your advice on professional conduct has been taken to heart... I'll try to behave better from now on, I promise!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Niteriter: Thank you and I know you will act properly on the forums. :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

HealthTip: Thank you and it is o.k. we still admire you ! :)


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charanjeet kaur 6 years ago from Delhi

Doing a happy dance for you... Super duper congrats on the Big Contract. Wishing you all the luck for a great writing career.


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Great advice, AEvans! ...and congratulations on your contract. That is indeed great news!


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camlo 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

Useful advice. Thank you. Camlo


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

So glad I found this hub. Thank you for the good advice. Looking forward to reading more of your work. How exciting to have a contract. I wish you well with it. As well, thank you for the list of professional hubbers to check out.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is exciting news for you and this hub is excellent. Good tips for newbies and oldies as well. I have not ventured into the forums except once or twice. Is it important verses just writing hubs? I feel certain that you will know the answer. Congratulations on your writing contract!


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

AEvans great advise for all of us here on Hubpages.

And the warmest of congratulations for your contract and I hope you have a best seller. :)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

charanjeet kaur: Aahhhhh Thanks bunches!! I wish you all the best as well. :)

Redelf: Thank you as well and I look forward to also reading more of your hubs. :)

camio: You are welcome! :)

R Talloni: This list can go on and on there are so many wonderful hubbers you just have to check them out. :)

Peggy W: The forums can be interesting and some of the subjects are fun you certainly will have to venture over on occassion and thank you for the congrats! :)

agvulpes: It my perception based on what I have scene and also experienced I hope that the forums will change some and many will be forgiving. :) Thank you as well on the congrats! :)


Comingo Ver 6 years ago

thanks for the help! This is great advice


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fratjoe18 6 years ago from Bluffton, SC

Congratulations! thank you so much for this, it has helped me out a lot.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Comingo Ver: You are quite welcome etiquette is wonderful when you have to deal with others. :)

fratjoe18: I am certainly glad that you have found this helpful. :)


JJ (Pachuca213) 6 years ago

I am so very happy that you think so highly of me girl! You are so professional too! And remember you always make me think of that saying WWJD??? And you know what?? That really has helped me from putting my foot in my mouth on the forums...so thank you for reminding me of that! =)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JJ: You are so very welcome ! :)


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Jane Grey 6 years ago from Oregon

Congratulations on your contract! And thank you for re-stating the advice that we all should know and follow but sometimes forget. I appreciate your looking out for the HubPage writers.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jane Grey: Thank you and as always you are welcome ! :)


WayneAnsell 6 years ago

Congrats on the book. Well written and well said hub. I'm glad to be your fan!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Wayne: Thank you and I am also happy to be your fan! :)


Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

AEvans, congratulations! And thank you for some great advise. I have actually made of habit of staying away from the forums simply because they easily get out of hand. Perhaps I'll stick my nose in now and again.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Duchess: You should try to stick your nose in sometimes I have to just say something, lolol diplomatically of course. :)


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

This is fabulous advice. I am grateful to have found HubPages-a uniquely professional group of writers who take their and others' work very seriously.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

lorlie6: You will definitely love it here and I do agree all of us are unique in our own way.:)


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G Miah 6 years ago from Muslim Nation

Good advice, noted!


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Bovine Currency 6 years ago

excellent advice and important topic.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

G Miah: I am glad you did and welcome to HP!

Bovine: It is an important topic and I am glad I could assist who knows who's watching :)


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must65gt 6 years ago

In this world of self-serving and the personal-gratifying oriented populous, its a breeze of freshness to see someone endeavor to assist others just beginning the journey. Thanks so much for your generous advice and words of encouragement.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

must65gt: You are so welcome and truly, you never ever know who is watching us. :)


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey, congrats on the agent!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cindy, Thank you! :)


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itech 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

Firstly congratulations that you've been writing your own book,

2nd : You taught a great lesson on how to improve ourselves on this virtual world, I think this should be taught to every new real hubber who came on Hubpages.

Thanks again.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

itech: You are welcome and I was inspired to write this one as well.:)


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

itech: You are welcome and I was inspired to write this one as well.:)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Congrats on the agent and I can fully understand why you were chosen, your writing is topnotch. I can't imagine something like that happening to me, (someone just approaching you to write a book), WOW! That must be a gratifying feeling. I look forward to reading the book, let us know when it comes out.

Your tips on how to survive on HubPages are great and I concur when you said, "Respect your fans, if someone has gone out of the way to read your hubs take the time to read theirs, realizing it is sometimes complicated to comment on every hubbers hub at least stop by, show your support and they are supporting you don't forget about them." I copied it because I couldn't have said it better. And I might add, really reading their hubs, not just making aimless comments. Very, very good hub.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

fastfreta: Thank you so much and God certainly does work in mysterious ways. I also believe your writing is topnotch to and I just see myself as a writer who loves giving back, thank you for the compliment. :)


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Thank you AE. Oh by the way, where and how do I vote on my favorite authors, for the 200 best hubbers of 2009? I know you must have said it somewhere, sorry about that, oh I vaguely remember something about an email, is that right?


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

fastfreta: Just send me an e-mail with your nominations and I will update my votes as they come. There are multiple categories so you can vote in all categories or just one. :)


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falcon64 6 years ago

Good luck for your success....Thank you for this great advise!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

falcon64: Thank you! and you are welcome! :)


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Aley Martin 6 years ago from Tacoma, Washington,USA

Great info


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papalopp 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

Hi AEvans, I'm glad I could read this. There are so many practical things you touched on. It is very easy for me to suffer from the "mote in your eye" syndrome. You are right, civility costs us nothing & exercising that is professional.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Alex Martin: Thank you! :)

papalopp: All of us experience it we just have to use it to the best of our ability, I am certainly happy that you stopped by.:)


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talford 6 years ago from U.S.A.

Congratulations! Hope you sell a million books. I need to bookmark this page. I would love to actually make a few dollars writing. It would free me to write more often. So far I don't think I have broke the $20.00, mark, (and no that is not per day, per week, or per month). :-)

I still feel compelled to write, and enjoy hubpages greatly. It takes me a while before I feel something is important enough, or that my ability to express it succinctly is sufficient.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

talford: I will keep you posted with how well I do and you can make a few dollars with writing, you have to keep pushing along, you can do it! :)


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wingedcentaur 6 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

My but there are a lot of comments on this hub. But they are well deserved. I voted this piece up for useful. I see that I am many months late in congratulating you on your book contract. I hope it went well.

Also, as I saw your profile page, I feel doubly honored that a HubPages Elite is taking it upon herself to be on the look out for my unworthy, random, scattered thoughts and reflections and other things. Thanks again, Ta-Ta! and as blake4d would say.....

Keep on hubbing!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

wingedcentaur: You are so funny! lololo I love the ta-ta! it made me smile, thank you for the wonderful comment and I yes there are many comments on this one. :)


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Eric Saville 6 years ago from London, England

Great article! This was very helpful to someone like me who is new to this wonderful online community. I like your point on building a professional image through your writing and posts over time. I feel that the comment about making sure not to do anything you will regret is the most valuable piece of info in this article. Thanks for providing helpful and valuable content.


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LuisEGonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

Very good common sense tips,

Thanks for your thoughtful advice.


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ktrapp 4 years ago from Illinois

I read this hub a couple of months ago, and bookmarked it back then since I wanted to come back and comment when I had more time. I never did get back to comment on it, but was reminded of it today when I saw how professional you remained in the face of a comment you got on your top new hubbers hub. What a great example of professionalism that was on your part!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ktrapp: Sometimes we have to overlook a person's reaction and determine how deep rooted the comment was. Sometimes there are those who are driven to do things without any harm intended and others do it for attention. I do not normally let anything bother me and allow people to express themselves on my hubs. Thank you for the kudos. :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

You are truly a professional, actions speak much louder than words, and your actions shone through. I am glad that I had an opportunity to read this hub. It was at just the perfect time for me to hear this information. Thanks so much.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

homesteadbound: You are welcome! Occasionally these hubs rise from the ashes. Thank you as well for the kudos. :)

To All: To the ones that did not receive a response thank you for all of your comments. I am glad this came up from the ashes so that I could thank you. :)


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Seek-n-Find 4 years ago from Illinois

Well-said. I agree! The old saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!" kind of fits in here. I do appreciate the debates--when they are done in a respectful way. And sense of humor in debates is great too--but then there is this moment of "Okay--time to leave" and the best thing to do is--leave! Thanks for writing.


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daisynicolas 4 years ago from Alaska

Oh boy! I never thought of the things you mentioned could happen. Thanks for the warning. So far, I have not encountered any problems. The hubbers who have commented on my hubs have been encouraging and decent and hope to meet more of the same.


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

Thanks for this great hub, AEvans. Every new hubber should read this hub before they start writing anything. I would probably not have found this hub if ktrapp hadn't come back to comment on it. Thanks, ktrapp.


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Wonderful tips for both veteran and new hubbers! So far, I have found everyone to be very professional and welcoming!


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Thank you for this hub. I have had a lot of fun here on hubpages reading and writing. It is great to get tips from those who have been on here for a while.


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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

This is a great hub. It reminds me of much of the advice I give to my students about writing, especially for online classes. They assume because I cannot see them or others cannot see them that they cannot feel repercussions of their words or actions online.


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ChaplinSpeaks 4 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

Many thanks from a newbie!


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skylergreene 4 years ago

This is a great hub. Good reminders. I'll make sure to keep them in mind.

Thanks!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Seek-n-Find: I enjoy the debates to, so long as others are not be harmed. I leave when the going gets tough. Manners are the key to keep your sanity.

daisynicolas: That is a wonderful sign that you have great people commenting. There will come a time when an outsider may comment. But you are going in the right direction by staying positive. :)

Made: You are welcome. It is an old one and someone pulled it from the ashes and restored its life. :)

Kris Heeter: That is fantastic! :)

mljdgulley354: You are welcome. I believe all of us learn from each other. I am glad you enjoyed this hub.:)

StephanieBCrosby: I agree. People are expressive and can feel every word. Glad you enjoyed. :0

ChaplinSpeaks: You are so welcome! ;)

skylegreene: You are also welcome! :)

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