My First Year on HubPages: Personal Highlights, Advice to Hubbers, Second Year Goals, and More

My front page feature for my bead resource article.  I love that this blue beads photo that I took has been shared with so many people.
My front page feature for my bead resource article. I love that this blue beads photo that I took has been shared with so many people. | Source

I didn't write any sort of milestone post for my 50th or 100th hubs and decided that I wanted to write one for my HubPages one year anniversary, largely because I enjoy reading these posts from others. I hope that my post will be inspiring as well for both new and veteran Hubbers.

I found HubPages about a year ago while doing an Internet search that did not necessarily have anything to do with freelance writing. At the time, I was still teaching special ed while my husband was finishing his final months of med school. We were planning to start having children during the beginning of his intern year. For a number of reasons, I wanted a break from teaching for the 11-12 school year but was interested in pursing a work at home lifestyle that would continue to be feasible on a part-time basis with young children. It seemed like HubPages would be a good component of that work plan.

As of writing this in March 2012, I have now spent the past 8 months working from home. We do not have kids yet. Currently I am not pregnant. That does not change the fact that I have had a great first year on HubPages. This past year greatly exceeded my initial expectations about the site in many more aspects than simply the potential income. I could probably write a short book about my first year here, but I'll do my best to summarize the highlights in this hub.

I received a 100 hub score my children's story books online hub in late February 2012
I received a 100 hub score my children's story books online hub in late February 2012 | Source
In January 2012, two of my hubs were in the Top 10 hottest hubs list for a day.
In January 2012, two of my hubs were in the Top 10 hottest hubs list for a day. | Source

eddale has a handful of great HubPages and Internet marketing/social media advice videos on YouTube.

Top Moments and Highlights

I received my first 100 hub score in October 2011 for kids' Halloween costumes hub.
I received my first 100 hub score in October 2011 for kids' Halloween costumes hub. | Source
To check your HubPages pins, go to "pinterest.com/source/yourusername.hubpages.com/"  One of my coaster hub pins has been repinned over 500 times.
To check your HubPages pins, go to "pinterest.com/source/yourusername.hubpages.com/" One of my coaster hub pins has been repinned over 500 times. | Source

Most Successful Hubs

We have a very active BBA discussion forum.  This has been a great place for me to share my hubs with my BBA teammates.
We have a very active BBA discussion forum. This has been a great place for me to share my hubs with my BBA teammates. | Source
Does anyone else have a pet who loves to watch you work on the computer?
Does anyone else have a pet who loves to watch you work on the computer? | Source

People I Need to Thank

No matter how long you have been writing for HubPages, you probably know what a great community there is here. There are many Hubbers who have been really supportive of me and my hubs throughout the past year who deserve a shout out, as well as well a few other people.

  • First, I have to thank my husband who has been very supportive of my decision to work from home and is proud of all of my accomplishments and success on HubPages.
  • Second, I have to thank my Etsy friends, primarily those on the BBA team, who have read and commented on many of my hubs, even though they don't even have accounts here. You guys are the best!
  • My other family and friends who have read my hubs regularly.
  • Cara of cardelean
  • Audrey of vocalcoach
  • Jamie of Jamie Brock
  • Louise of Cloverleaf
  • Kathy of cloverleaffarm
  • Holle of habee
  • Eiddwen of Eiddwen
  • Om of Om Paramapoonya
  • My newer followers and those whose names I don't know, including craftdrawer, ladeda, RTalloni, lady rain, and veggie-mom.

I also write for Helium and had an article featured on the front page there in November 2011.
I also write for Helium and had an article featured on the front page there in November 2011. | Source
I have a notebook for brainstorming ideas, outlining new hubs, and writing down keyword research.
I have a notebook for brainstorming ideas, outlining new hubs, and writing down keyword research. | Source

This video is a couple years old, but much of the advice is still applicable.

Advice for Hubbers

  • Keep writing. The only way to get better with writing is practice. For many people, HubPages is their first experience in the freelance writing world. Typically your first few articles will not get the most views or make the most money. Don't let this discourage you. Learn everything that you can and keep at it.
  • Have a method for recording brainstorms. If you wait to start brainstorming when you are already at the computer and ready to write an article, you will often run into trouble. I often think of my best article ideas away from the computer and/or at random times of the day. Writing things down as they come to me makes it much easier to keep the articles flowing.
  • Use the Google Keyword Tool. I was familiar with keyword tool from selling on Etsy and did start using this on HubPages from day 1. It makes a big difference. Consider using some of these other free SEO tools, too.
  • Make use of the Amazon and eBay capsules. Currently about 5% of my total HubPages earnings comes from these capsules. That may not seem like a lot, but every little bit counts. Use these capsules in moderation. Many people get turned off by hubs that have multiple product capsules with 8-10 products in each capsule.
  • Do your research and follow through with your findings. For example, for a long time I did not include video capsules in hubs very often, simply because it didn't occur to me. I have since learned how important video is for SEO and incorporate it as I can in almost every hub I write.
  • Backlinks. Again, I had some understanding of this concept from Etsy but have started using even more resources since I joined HubPages. I use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Social Monkee the most often. I recently joined Google+ and am starting to link there as well. If you use social media and are not using a program to schedule your posts, such as Hootsuite, I highly recommend this. Please make sure to link appropriately and don't spam your followers with tons of links every day.
  • Participate in the HubPages community. Hopefully you already know how awesome the community is and are getting involved. Consider commenting on other hubs, rating other hubs (voting up or down, voting interesting, etc.), answering questions, participating in the forums, and more.
  • Build on topics that are successful for you. Don't be afraid to branch out once in a while, too. When I started writing on HubPages, I was primarily interesting in sharing my insight and resources for special education. After I wrote my first beading article (which was just on a whim because I'd researched this topic for someone), Beaded Peyote Triangle Step by Step Instructions (Flat, Open, and Tubular), I was really surprised to see how many views it got. It encouraged me to explore more beading topics and other craft topics, many of which have been successful for me. At the same time, I don't let this limit me from exploring new topics. Sometimes it's nice to just mix up the routine. Other times I may stumble on a new successful area.
  • Don't get hung up on your hubber score and individual hub scores. All of your scores on HubPages will fluctuate frequently. Once I hit a hubber score of 90 and started averaging 78 for my hub scores, I haven't gone below either number. It's unlikely that you will either.
  • Don't beat yourself up about writing and participating. There will be days, weeks, and even months that it is tough to do a lot on HubPages. In June 2011, my husband and I sold our condo in Iowa, bought our house, and moved to Milwaukee. I did not write a lot of hubs or participate much elsewhere on the site that entire month. While I did not make significant gains that month, I still had increased earnings from the month before. Once you're established on the site, you can take breaks and continue to make money.
  • Have patience. Very few people make a lot of money freelance writing when they are just starting out. I did not have hundreds of followers and regular monthly pay outs until I'd been with HubPages for seven or eight months. It takes time for your following to grow.
  • Diversify your freelance portfolio. As much as I love HubPages, it is not the only place that I write, largely because it's best not to put all of your eggs in one basket. I also write for Helium, SEOPerks, and Interact Media. Additionally, I have a blog. I have gained a handful of clients through Interact Media who now assign articles directly to me on a monthly basis.

This was one of my first category features back in August.
This was one of my first category features back in August. | Source

My Goals for My Second Year

  • Earnings: One of my Goals for 2012 is to double my December 2011 HubPages earnings. Thanks to my previously mentioned traffic spikes in February and March, I have already almost reached this goal. I am now striving to triple (or nearly triple) those December earnings by the end of my second year of HubPages.
  • Number of hubs: I've published nearly 120 hubs this year. I'm sure that I'll reach 120 before I hit the official one year mark. This means that I will have averaged written about one hub every 3 days. I would like to maintain this pace and reach 240 hubs by the end of my second year.
  • Number of followers: I have 430 followers right now. Again, I'm sure that I'll gain a couple more before the year mark. This means that I have averaged over one new follower per day. I have a hard time gauging how this pace will continue, as the growth has been exponential in relation to the number of hubs I have published. I am doubtful about reaching 1,000 followers by the end of my second year and would be very happy to reach 900.
  • Average hub score: The past six months or so, my average hub score has been 78-79. Throughout the next year, I hope to raise this to an average of 80 to 82.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are a superstar! I am in awe of the numbers and some day when I grow up I want to be the writer you are. Fantastic job young lady!


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MarieAlice 4 years ago from Peru

This hub was so interesting, I like writing and do that for fun, but is good to so how many goals you can reach thanks to Hubpages!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

random--You are becoming one of my favorite hubbers. You are so randomly creative! You can come up with a use for everything, it seems. You have a knack for it, and you present your information well in hubs through your writing and photos. Keep it up! Many votes! Congrats on a great first year!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Great hub - I always love to read progress hubs like this. They are very inspiring!


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lady rain 4 years ago from Australia

Great hub about your first year. Congrats on all your achievements on Hubpages. I have enjoyed reading all your hubs on creative crafts. Well done!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Rose I am honored to be part of your support team. You continue to impress me with each new hub you randomly create. I often wonder and I've asked you when you sleep because I assume your mind is constantly thinking of your next creation. You have told me you get your sleep. Obviously you just have a gift that keeps on giving. Keep up the outstanding creations and I'll continue to be part of your posse. You rock!!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thank you so much for all of the support!!

Billy, haha you'll get there!

Marie, I write for fun, too. It's great to be able to make some money with my writing, too.

Victoria, thanks! That means a lot to me.

Kris, I agree. I have been inspired by a number of these hubs and wanted to put my own out there.

lady rain, thank you! I enjoy reading your craft hubs, too.

Linda, your support means a lot to me. I was honored to mention you here. I always have more ideas than time and am just glad that I get to share some of them with others while making some money. Keep supporting and inspiring!


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Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

Wow! You have put together a lot of really useful information while sharing your interesting personal story. There is so much to offer here to both new and old hubbers alike. ~voted up and useful~


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations, Rose! I've been reading and enjoying your hubs for a while now and am looking forward to reading many more.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Woohoo! These stats and tips are SO encouraging. I am LOVING my HP experience. I also have only been here just shy of four months. Yes, I'm seeing income, but it's reassuring to know that my hard work will pay off. That's so refreshing. Haha, my life has become the "HubLife" while I've been trying to get established on the site. Friends and family have all wondered what in the world I'm doing. For the first three months, I think I averaged 5.5 hubs per week. This month, with craziness at school (I'm a teacher), I will not get much near that number. I'll be lucky if I get 15 this month. But, I've really been trying to focus on truly creating high-quality longer hubs rather than shorter ones that sacrifice a bit of quality. In any case, you've got me rambling, but it's because you have me so excited about all this! (HUGS)


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Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

WOW, I am so proud of you for your accomplishments during your first year at HubPages. You are so inspirational and I enjoy following your hubs very much. I have no doubt that you will meet your goal of 240 hubs by the end of year two, and know that your success will continue to grow stronger every day.

Voting up and sharing; I think everyone on HubPages should read this as they will undoubtedly be inspired and encouraged by your achievements.

Best wishes,

Louise.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Tracy, thanks! I'm glad that the information here is useful for both new and old hubbers.

Deb, thanks! I'm enjoying your hubs, too, and looking forward to more of them.

Thanks, Cyndi, I'm glad. I'm so glad that you're having a good experience here. It's definitely important to focus on quality vs. quantity. For the most part, my hubs that are 600+ words do much better than those that are shorter. Best of luck to you! :)

Thanks Louise! That means a lot to me. I will be excited to reach the 200 hubs goal mark and hope that I do reach 240 by the end of year 2.


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pedrn44 4 years ago from New Berlin Wisconsin

Great hub, randomcreative and congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Your stats are very impressive and give me something to aspire to as I hit my 1 year anniversary as well. I need to do much more to become as accomplished as you have and I thank you for the encouragement and ideas.


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kayha 4 years ago

This is so inspirational. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your experience and advice.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Congrats on your success, what an inspiration! We have all learned something from being here, and its just a case of working hard and writing interesting stuff that people can relate too and love, rated up!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

pedrn, congrats on your one year anniversary coming up, too!

kayha, thanks!

Nell, thank you! You're right that all hubbers learn something from the site. While some people achieve success more easily than others, the key is definitely working hard and continuing to improve.


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Congrats on your first year! I love to read a success story like this! Makes me hopeful that maybe one day I can say the same. Thanks for sharing your tips and successes with us!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Congratulations on your first year here at HubPages! I am almost half way there. Reading your accomplishments here have given me a little boost I needed. I feel certain that you will attain your goals for the next year. Thank you for sharing! :)


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EyesStraightAhead 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Congratulations and thank you for sharing some great tips. I love being a part of this community and learning from those of you who have been around longer. I appreciate that everyone is so willing to share how to become successful.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Alissa! You'll get there!

sgbrown, thanks! I appreciate the encouragement.

EyesStraightAhead, thanks! I have learned a lot from veteran hubbers over the past year and am glad that I can pass some of my own knowledge on now. You are right that it's great how so many people here are willing to share the details of their success. It makes the entire community a better place.


storybeader 4 years ago

the hub pages look like a great place to write! I'd do it if I had more time (sounds like a lame excuse, but I'm spread pretty thin as it is). Congrats. and hoping you have a successful future writing online! And thanks for linking me over here! {:-D


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This is a very useful and inspiring hub. Great tips and observations. Thanks for reminding that it takes time to build income and to keep writing.

Voted up, useful and interesting and SHARED since it is such an awesome collection of useful tips.


SplendidStars 4 years ago

Wow! just amazing! Reading your posts, it's easy to see why you have been so successful. Your articles are well-researched, include lots of good information and links, and are wonderful to read.

Here's to continued and even greater success, Rose!


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KimberlyLake 4 years ago from California

Interesting information, I am checking out HootSuite. Thanks for this helpful hub. Voted up and socially shared.


Edi 4 years ago

I'm so happy for you that this has been such a positive experience! And I'm happy for you that you get to work from home and do what you enjoy :)

Your article is great and covers many areas of HubPages. Your knowledge in so many areas will give you continued success here :)


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Thanks, Your hub is full of information about your progress and goals. It should inspire and enlighten people who are just starting and seeking advice. I found it helpful and voted it up.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Happy Hubpages Anniversary!! As you know this time of year is so busy and the kids get a little crazy so I am behind in my reading of hubs. However I so glad that I read this one and I always enjoy reading your wonderful hubs. They are very inspiring to the (want to be) crafter in me! Thanks so much for the shout out and link, I appreciate it! Best wishes to you in all of your personal and professional endeavors this coming year!


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jacqui2011 4 years ago from Leicester, United Kingdom

Wow, what a wonderful year you have had. Reading your hub was so inspiring, and made me want to get off my butt and be more active here on HP. I have been here just over a year and went through a really quiet period where I had lots going on in the family, health issues and problems. Thanks to you, now I'm back and ready to go. I will be drafting out some goals that I wish to achieve and work more on promoting my hubs, thanks to your advice. Great hub. Voted up - useful/interesting.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Happy Hub Anniversary! I have appreciated reading your insights. It is very inspiring, and I will have to read it again and again to make sure I got every little morsel!


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BizVT34 4 years ago from USA

Thanks and Happy Anniversary! You've given me some things to think about and some hope...my scores for my Hubs have some wild swings from mid 70s to high 80s. I need to work harder to identify what works.


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rLcasaLme 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Your mind surely is full of random thoughts. You're a very prolific and creative writer.

This is truly inspiring and one to emulate.

Very impressive.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

When I opened my email this AM, I had a notice from HubPages that I have reached my first year anniversary. I have not accomplished as much as you have: you are an inspiration to me. I just plug along......


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Brainy Bunny 4 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Yours is a very inspiring story. I have been on HP for less than three months, and while I am enjoying the social aspect of it, the page views (and money) have not yet started rolling in. I am going to keep on writing, though, and I am psyching myself up to start including videos in my Hubs. (I dislike them, and almost never watch them in anybody else's Hubs, but I have been told again an agan that they're important!)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Deb, it definitely is a great place. I understand...you can only do so many things.

rajan, thanks! It is important to remember that it takes time. There's no reason to get discouraged if you don't have a ton of views after a month or two.

Margaret, thanks so much! That means a lot to me.

Kimberly, good luck with Hootsuite! It has made it so much easier and quicker for me to manage my social media time.

Thanks so much, Edi! Here's hoping that the second year is as good as the first one has been, if not better.

starstream, thanks! I hope that it does.


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Shelly McRae 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks for sharing your thoughts here on your first year. Great read with lots of interesting info.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

cardelean, you're right that this is a crazy time of year! Best of luck to you with everything.

jacqui, I hope that things are going well with you now. Best of luck with your second year!

Millionaire, thank you!

BuyaBiz, it's just the nature of hubs that many of them will fluctuate frequently. I have a handful that consistently stay at the top 10-20, but many change often.

Thanks rLcasaLme! That means a lot to me.

Mary, best of luck with your second year! Plugging along is the way to have success here.

Brainy, it just takes time. I didn't have tons of views my first few months either. Honestly I don't watch a lot of videos in hubs either, but a lot of people do. I frequently get comments on the videos that are in a few of my most popular hubs.

Shelly, thanks! I'm glad that this is interesting for you.


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lobobrandon 4 years ago

Hi Randomcreative, I've never come across you're work before. Glad to have found you and I loved the way you wrote this hub. Signing up for hootsuite as I'm typing this comment ;)

I wish you success and I hope you reach your goals :)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

loborandon, I'm glad that you like this hub and that you're going to give Hootsuite a try! Thank you.


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K Nicole Smith 4 years ago from Huntsville, AL

Congrats on your success so far. I have joined HubPages but still have not posted my first hub. You have definitely encouraged me to get started and there are some links in here that were very helpful to me as well. Keep up the great work!!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks K Nicole! Good luck with getting started here. I'm glad that this was helpful for you.


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K Nicole Smith 4 years ago from Huntsville, AL

It sure was. Maybe you could help me with something. I'm trying to save this so I can find my way back and use this as a resource to find these links in the future. How can I do that?


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

I'd bookmark it in your Internet browser. Otherwise if you use a social bookmarking site like Stumbleupon, you can save it there.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This is a great hub about your first year at hub pages and you have achieved so much here! The tips and advices in this article are very useful and I will check out hootsuite, it sounds interesting! I wish you continued success during your next years here! You are doing a great job!

Tina


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thank you Tina! I'm glad that you got some useful information here. If you use social media regularly, Hootsuite is a huge time saver. Best of luck to you, too! :)


Judy Nolan 4 years ago

Very interesting to read about your HubPages journey, Rose. I am certain that with each hub you write, new ideas keep on coming. I look forward to your review one year from now, to see what else will happen here. Congrats on your successes so far.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Judy! In many cases, one idea does lead right to the next. I'll be sure to keep everyone updated. :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

You are a SuperStar Hubber!!!


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks Linda! :)


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BigSerious 4 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

A really great hub (and so thoughtful to share all your thoughts, tips and insights). I love the personal touch hubpages affords writers. I started over a year ago but then didn't write any hubs at all - to see that some of my hubs were still getting hits and earning revenue (very small revenue) inspired me to start again, with more focus. I have a lot of research to do (particularly with SEOs) but am excited to start. I'll be following your hubs from now on, not only to watch what is you do to make them successful, but because I also like your craft-related hubs. Congratulations on one year! I hope we see each other often. (I am a stay-at-home mom and my son, now 3.5, is just independent enough that I get a few moments in the day to work on Other Important Things. I'm hoping that means more hubs).


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks so much, BigSerious! That's great that your early hubs are still getting hits and earning revenue. Best of luck getting back into the writing routine here. I look forward to reading your craft related hubs, too.


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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

I think I want you to mentor me! :) You are inspirational...trying to break into freelance writing, and all of your hubs are magnificent.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Haha thanks Julie! I am certainly not an expert and am still pretty new in this field, but I am always happy to share what I can with others.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Rose, you are an inspiration to us here at HP. Thank you for sharing your expertise and wisdom with us. :)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Amazing stats and an awesome achievement and portfolio. I like the way you have outlines your goals, your standards, your achievement and your inspirations... you will go far, young Jedi. Outstanding!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah Rose you have been a great inspiration at HP for me! You write gorgeous, useful hubs that are really fun to read!

Great job and congrats too!!


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Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

Voted interesting. I always enjoy peoples "recaps" of the time they've spent here at hubpages.

~Becky


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Becky! That's great.

Cyndi, Docmo, and Kelly, your comments mean the world to me. One of the best parts about HP is the awesome, supportive community!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Your hubs organizational powers is astounding, and I love how you space everything out so that it is very easily understandable, the lord knows I've tried to master spacing out my capsules, but it isn't easy though.

I love the way you showed your hubbing experiences of a great deal of success here, and like you I haven't shared much of my own thus far.

I did try to share much of my early hubpages success which I had felt I had needed to do, because I was doing so well to start out with, but now I has gotten layed back with things as a highly active hubber, and can see things from an entirely different angle.

I dig your personal goals here, my goal is to hit about 600 hubs by the end of my second year, and at the high pace I'm going I will do so, but at the same time I learned the hard way that it isn't about the number of articles we have, as it is much more about the overall quality of our articles as well as how we effectively promote them fairly as you been doing with your own on Pinterest and other networks, and so now I think much more about what people are looking to view for the most part.

I will eventually figure our, and master that Google keyword tool as well, I neglected to use it on purpose to see what would happen if I didn't and so far I done quite good without it, but more views can't hurt though right.

Awesome hub here, and it was very useful for me even though I have already gotten use to the ropes here on hubpages and all, but it has inspired me to write even more wiser articles with much more clarity, because yours here is very precise and super accurate with all the info you've provided.

Thanks! Randomcreative, thumbs up and out for sure.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks for your detailed insight, CloudExplorer! It takes a while to get a hang of the HP layout, but my layouts are one reason that many of my articles do well. It's worth taking the time to get it right.

You're absolutely right that it's not all about quantity. A small number of very well written articles will do much better than a large number of poor or mediocre articles.

I do urge you to check out the Keyword tool. It's more applicable for some topics than others, but it never hurts.

Best of luck to you here. :)


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Amanda J Rose 3 years ago from Florida's West Coast

Thanks for the inspiration! I am a new Hubber and your Hub gave me information as well as a nice little pep talk! Happy 2nd year! And by the way, your Hub is very visually attractive. The line dividers are great for organizing the information.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

That's great, Amanda! Thanks. Best of luck to you on HubPages. :)


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Rosie writes 3 years ago from Virginia

Randomcreative, this is a fabulous article - wish I had read it sooner. You have a wealth of wisdom, that I will put to use. I want to thank you for frequently commenting on my hubs.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Rosie, I'm glad that it's still helpful for you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting as well.


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Journey * 3 years ago from USA

randomcreative, you've been doing great here and should be really proud of your work. Your hubs are often some of my favorites to stop by and read. Congrats and best wishes for continued success.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Journey! I'm definitely proud of all that I've accomplished here. I'm so glad that you enjoy reading my articles. Best wishes to you, too!

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