Funny Topics On HubPages: Taking A Walk Down Memory Lane

Yes, it is time go for a walk down memory lane. There have always been some funny topics to floating around on HubPages, but the humorous part is many of these topics have serious intentions. However, these just happen to be topics I find amusing because often there are statements made that start to sound like a spoof of the Twilight Zone.

Conspiracy Theories

Occasionally there are some interesting hubs on conspiracy theories, but am I the only one who thinks these can sometimes really just cross over to being amusing entertainment? Just like the tabloid that talked about Boy George getting married in the eighties, there are many conspiracy theories that are just way out there. Some of these theories are based upon youtube videos of events that took place twenty years ago, but the people are writing about these as if it just happened today. Some other conspiracy theories just make me chuckle because honestly my life is too precious and short to worry about every single what if. Conspiracy theories are just not my cup of tea.

Complaints Regarding Indian Picture Galleries

First off I must say I always take my own pictures and I strongly believe in doing this. I love my digital camera and think my pictures bring beauty to my hubs, but this is just me. If I cannot take a picture of it I will not have a picture, it is that simple for me. However, I think the uproar against the Indian picture galleries is a little over the top these days. Many people rile against these, and some of the biggest protesters admit to never having looked at one. Interestingly, a few of the people that are adamantly opposed to Indian picture galleries also have used pictures that they have not taken themselves and/or given credit to the sources. Personally I couldn't care less, but this is like the pot calling the kettle black?

Of course, I just find it all amusing because the people who really are riled up against the Indian picture galleries really should stop and consider it is not that big of a deal. Hubpages is here for serious writers to make a decent income, and the Indian gallery hubbers often are not even making a fraction of what these writers make. However, I will continue to chuckle over this brewing controversy regarding the Indian gallery hubbers because this topic has been rehashed almost as much as my dad has talked about the last piece of Marie Calendar's pie my mom ate back in 1973! However, honestly I could care less about either side because it is all very funny right now.

I Have Only Been On Hubpages For A Minute, But I Demand To Know Why I Am Not A Millionaire!

When I discovered Hubpages in 2006 I wrote two hubs and then forgot about it for a year. By the time I had came back I had allowed my hubs to garner some good traffic, so when I applied for Google Adsense I was approved within a couple of weeks. If you are brand new to the site do not panic if your account is not approved right on the spot, and take a breath if you have not become a millionaire before the end of the month. I do okay with Google AdSense, but I am keeping my day job because I only see this as extra money. Sure I love to write and would do it full time eventually, but at the present moment I rely on my day job for stability and secure income.

I Will Tell You What To Talk About In The Forum

There will usually be a newbie or a seasoned hubber that asks a perfectly reasonable question for someone who does not frequent the forum only to be immediately shot down. What is that about? Gee still not getting into certain forums, but I am sure some newbies would never want to come back. It just seems really mean and petty to jump all over someone because they had a question. In school they said there are no wrong questions and I truly believe that. If anyone ever has a question I will try my best to answer it here if you are afraid to in the forum. Overall the forum is mundane compared to some, but there are still a few that are really quick to tell others how they always do everything the best way. It is very humorous to read because it is all a little took vitriol and self important. However, I assume some people need that to make themselves feel better. I just think it is a little petty.

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Julie-Ann Amos profile image

Julie-Ann Amos 7 years ago from Gloucestershire, UK

I agree - nowt so queer as folk!


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hot dorkage 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

Ignore the idiots, laugh at the trolls, piss in the face of threats. :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Julie-Ann Amos,

Glad some other people feel the same as I do.

hot dorkage,

Great way of putting this. You should write a hub about this line, it is great!


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weblog 7 years ago from 1India

Thumbs up!!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Weblog,

I just had to say what I have been thinking about these issues for along time.


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weblog 7 years ago from 1India

Hi SweetiePie,

I can understand that, and your style of writing in hubs and forums is what I like as I always admire about you. It's simple and nicely done!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Why thank you weblog!


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Abhishek87 7 years ago from India

Hey SP, I am a newbie too and actually got rejected by Adsense coz I applied as soon as I did my first hub :D 

Ofcourse, I was all rage and fire when the mail came but since then I have understood what you have said. My hubs seem to get okay traffic in the fisrt 1-2 days and then it dies out. I used to worry about this so much, then I heard as you said and also as I have found every one who's good at making something out of here say, It takes time. So I am trying to take it easy now and live with the fact that I am not a millionaire already :P


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Abhisek,

Write some quality hubs and ask a friend or family to apply for an adsense account after you have garnered even more traffic. I recommend writing how tos on fashion, jewelry, cooking, and the like, which will be popular topics with the search engines. You and a family member could share an adsense account even on different hubpages. If you decide not to use adsense there is always Kontera, too. Truthfully the majority of people will not be rich with adsense, but the extra money garnered with hard work is worth it. I put more hours into my hubs than a full-time job. Sometimes I am at work eight hours a day, but there are a few hubs I spent more time on then that. Others I wrote in twenty minutes, so it all depends.


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

Another good one in which you summed up much of what I'm sure others have felt. The forum part is a pet peeve of mine, too. Too much nastiness over some innocent questions.

Thanks again.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

RGraf,

I think many of us agree the forum can be way too vitriol.  I got tired of being told I was wrong by a couple of people who were by no means above me.  All I can say is I know I have a sweet and kind hearted nature, and when I tried to rationalize with someone and let them know they were not treating me as a lady they implied I was not a lady.  I suppose this person needed the ego boost to make themselves feel better and even alluded to the fact they liked to poke fun at people they perceived as having low self-esteem.  I finally decided a couple of people are slightly prejudiced from the get go and like certain people and not others, so it would not matter what you ask or write about because they will always bounce on you.  Sad that the forums have to be controlled by individuals whose egos are too big for the rest of us.


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

the thing is, if you ask questions in the forum, you are asking for help and it seems just awful to ridicule or cut down someone who is asking for help...i think a lot of the nasties are impatient with folks who are no real computor savy...a lot of them seem male...it's great when there are sweetie pies


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Yes I think people should not be cut down when asking for help. In the past I also saw people open threads just to poke fun at hubs they did not agree with. However, you are right about it being mostly a male behavior pattern, as most of the silly ones in the forums have been in my experience.


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

SweetiePie,

I remember being treated rather rude when I asked some questions in a forum as a newbie. It turned me off and probably hindered my progress because I was made to feel like the dunce. I do not go there often as I do not need the negative crap in my life or my hubpage interaction.

I also had some hubbers who were very helpful and so I decided to stick to dealing with the helpful ones and ignore the others. To me it is like they do not exist. HubPages is full of many wonderful people so much so that there is not time for the uglies!


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Sorry I did not see your wonderful comment awhile back C.S. Alexis, but you are absolutely right. Personally I think the dunce is anyone on a forum that tries to make someone feel silly for asking a perfectly legitimate question. Obviously they never learned in school that there is not such thing as a silly question.


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JY3502 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

Sweetie,

I assume you are a younger person. If so, you have more maturity then many older people. I found your article engaging and very, very, well written. I think you will go far as a writer.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks JY, you are nice to think I am a younger person :). I am in my early thirties, so yes I would say I am still some what young :).


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writerscentro 3 years ago from India

I like the way you write your hubs . And that's the only reason I keep reading your hubs whenever i get time. Great hub ......God bless ....Voted up..


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SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks, writercentro!

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