HubPages - Where it all starts or where it all ends?

“All of them had a restlessness in common.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

HubPages

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What About You?

Have you ever visited HubPages?

  • Yes, I like to read the hubs.
  • No, I never heard of it.
  • Of course, I write there and love it!
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What is HubPages?

I know, John Steinbeck was not talking about HubPages, but I am. Picture this, a lonely writer sitting in front of the computer churning out articles and poems, but wait, they go no where and no one reads them. Now, picture this, a lonely writer joins a place called HubPages and churns out articles and poems and posts them to HubPages. Not only do people read them but they comment on them and share them. See the difference?

Many may not know that HubPages was started way back in 2006. I know, that's not a long time for some, but for a web site it is. Especially for a web site that gains popularity as time goes on. According to Wikipedia, "HubPages has become one of the 50 most visited US sites on the Internet."

A "social content community for writers". What more could a writer ask for? I know, money but we'll get to that.

If you look up "the history of HubPages" on Google you'll find many articles written on HubPages! Both ABOUT HubPages and ON HubPages.

So what do you find on HubPages? Well, hubs of course. Scratching your head are you? A "hub" is an article, poem, piece, any creative writing, written by any HubPages member and posted to their, free account, on HubPages. Did that clear things up for you? D.S. Ploshay wrote on Yahoo Voices, "Hubs are essentially articles on virtually anything." (http://voices.yahoo.com/what-hubpages-guide-user-generated-content-316144.html) Now I know I've cleared it up. Let's take a closer look at hubs.

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Hubs

What are hubs? Well, I kind of alluded to that in the previous capsule. Not the kind of capsule you take when you're sick, but a capsule of paragraphs. You decide on a subheading and then write your capsule. The first capsule in this hub was called "HubPages". This capsule is called "Hubs".

Once you've chosen your title you start writing your capsules. Each capsule gets a title that should entice your readers to read more. Okay, Hubs may not be an exciting title but if you want to learn about HubPages and Hubs, it just might fit the bill. Each capsule you write rounds out your hub and makes it the 'article' you want it to be.

What can you write about? Ahh, the universal question with an easy answer; anything you want. The best suggestion of what to write about is to write about something you know and love. There are hubs on HubPages about just about everything imaginable. For example, CraftytotheCore writes hubs to help others learn to make things, billybuc writes excellent hubs that teach us how to write as well as hubs on H.O.W. to make humanity what it should be, and klidstone1970 has a chapter by chapter chilling story, Suzie HQ tells you how to take every day items and make the best make-up and cleansers you can imagine!

GrandmaPearl and aviannovice write about birds, GlimmerTwinFan writes about the things she loves and vocalcoach teaches us about voice and music. Hawaiianodysseus writes wonderful personal hubs as well as hubs about how to sell on ebay, midget 38 writes a great variety of hubs but also introduces us to her culture and Singapore. Kathleen Cochran in addition to all of her wonderful hubs shares her experiences while living in Saudia Arabia and Bill DeGiulio guides us through the beauty of Italy, and our own Fifty Shades of Grey writer imkarn23 keeps us on our toes. Getting the picture?

Like poetry? You've come to the right place. There are great poets like mhatter, Vincent Moore, Gypsy Rose Lee, and cleaner3. That's not even the tip of the iceberg!

So hubs are about anything by anybody.

Money

Ah, the universal language, money! Can you make money on HubPages? Most certainly you can. How much? It depends on you. Most important of all is patience. Money doesn't grow on trees and flowers don't grow overnight, and just like nature it takes time. Earning money on HubPages takes time.

Evergreen hubs are definitely a plus. Evergreen hubs? That's a hub that has a universal appeal any time of the year. A hub about Christmas trees for example really wouldn't be an evergreen hub while a hub about caring for trees might. Universal appeal year round, that's the key.

Then there is writing quality hubs. VERY important. If you write hubs no one wants to read or if they're full of spelling and grammar errors you're not going to get very far so quality is not to be overlooked. Next? Join the HubPages Ad Program. This program places ads in your hub and there's a sixty-forty split for the results which take a lot of hub reading to add up. What else? Join the Amazon Ad Program. With Amazon you only get paid when someone buys something from an ad on your hub. It is the same with eBay.

Can we take a step backwards for a moment? When writing your quality hub, unfortunately, you have to keep Google in mind. Google, being the most powerful and used search engine, can help drive traffic to your hub which in turn can help you earn money. So, it is a good idea to learn about Search Engine Optimization and keywords. There are tons of hubs that will explain both of these to you. WriterFox has written a tutorial on SEO that can help get you started, so has Cardisa. Of course that's only two of many you will find on HubPages. Searching HubPages will get you many articles on SEO and keywords and I'd rather you read their wonderful explanations than try and explain it myself.

Remember that patience I told you about? You need it. Anything we do involves a learning curve and so does HubPages. No matter how you start or what you write it takes time to start making money on HubPages but it can be done.

Tips for Writing Hubs
HubPages Hints
Writing
Quality
Read other's hubs
Develop a writig style
Evergreen Topics
Always leave comments
Write about what you know
Search Engine Optimization
Make friends as well as followers
Practice, practice, practice
Use of Keywords
Write hubs often
Read!

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friends and Followers

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Comments, Followers and Friends

If I haven't totally confused you, you've gotten to my favorite parts of HubPages, comments, followers and friends. Let's start with Comments.

There is a Comments section at the bottom of each hub on HubPages. When reading someone's hub you have the opportunity to leave a comment. Comments are friendly, helpful, and most hubbers look forward to them. I know I do. If you leave a comment the hubber can get a feel for his writing and maybe learn something. He also knows who is reading his hub. Comments can help followers too. A follower on HubPages is someone who follows what you write and will read your hubs whenever they are published. Many people follow each other. Some follow hubbers that write about things that interest them. Some follow hubbers whose personalities they like. The more followers you have the better it can be because your hubs will get read more.

The very best part is followers can lead to friends! I have been so very lucky. Most of the hubbers I have already mentioned here are friends, but additionally I have made some very close friends from all around the globe. Marcujour, a nurse from Pennsylvania has become a good friend and a tremendous support to me. MartieCoester from South Africa has not only shared knowledge of her country but our personalities seem to have melded. Then there's fpherj, who always makes you laugh, the friend from upstate that I could certainly get in trouble with! Is that all? Certainly not. There's Nell Rose from England, Bravewarrior from Florida, and the list goes on and on and on.

To sum it up then, make comments and followers and you'll not only find more success you'll find friends!

Where it all starts or where it all ends?

That my friends is up to you. It all started here for me and I'm not looking for it to end any time soon. I may not make a fortune but I'm a millionaire in friends. Will it start here for you or end?

I hope you've enjoyed my little foray into my HubPages experience.

Come join us! . Click on this link and get more information on how.

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CMerritt 3 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Bingo! excellent hub! Well done and said.

I have learned a great deal about writing on here and have made some wonderful hub friends.

up and awesome.

Chris


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

HubPages - Where it all starts or where it all ends? Great hub and so true writing here is a wonderful experience, the community and platform is great for me.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Once again happy blessings flow from a friend to my home. This is very cool. So many more hubbers to meet and greet and get to know.

Thanks


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Chris. I too have learned a lot here and made wonderful friends. Thank you for being there and for your votes.

DDE it is a great platform and we grow with it each day.

Eric, the blessings go both way. How lucky we are to get to know people like you!


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NateB11 3 years ago from California, United States of America

This is a great journey through the Hubpages experiences. It is a great site, great look, great tools, great community, great training ground. And I certainly appreciate the freedom to write and do what I want with my work.


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

A great, informing hub and a very sweet hub.

Great work.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Nate...seems we share the same thoughts!

Thanks WND.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Til you've just written a welcome letter here with style class, information, know-how and how to.. It's going to make it simple for any new-writer to establish roots in your flower pot of creative hubbers.. yeah someone like you should be the watering can.. bless you :) Frank


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Mary, this is a wonderful hub. You have described perfectly what it takes to be a good writer for HP or, any other site. I can't say that I know anything about the money that can be made but I keep trying. lol Great job!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Frank I have to admit I've been called a lot of things in my day but watering can is a new one ;) I would love to be that watering can though! Blessings back to you my friend.

Thanks Linda. Eventually the money comes...not tons, but still money.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Well done tillsontitan. I enjoy writing here and the tools that hubpages gives me to write what I like to. I also find that I enjoy the interaction among hubbers.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Yup Glimmer, that's how I feel. I've learned so much sometimes I feel like a sponge and not the watering can Frank sees me as ;) I'm probably both depending on the day :)


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

When Mary speaks I listen. That is a rule that keeps my life on balance and I think I'll keep following it.

You know how I feel. Thanks for the mention my friend. Very kind of you but I expect nothing less.

bill


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

A nice indication of a hub about to go viral is the ability to vote for it across the board. This article definitely has that--and a whole lot more--going for it.

If we could vote for hubs to go on the home page or front page or whatever HP calls its landing site, this would definitely be a great one to support.

Mary, there's no pigeonholing you to any one niche. You certainly have a marvelous range.

It was a real joy to read this, and I appreciate your gracious mention of your HP friends.

Aloha!

~Joe


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

tillsontitan I love that you recognize the people who contribute so much to making HubPages what it is today. Thanks for sharing.


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diogenes 3 years ago from UK and Mexico

Good solid hub and breezy, optimistic style. Easy to see why you are a winner, Tilly...

Bob


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alexadry 3 years ago from USA

A brilliant hub, great for novice, but also seasoned writers. Voted up and useful, thanks and woof!


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

This is an excellent hub promoting HubPages. You should get a "bonus" from the HP team for writing it, though you may not want to hold your breath while waiting. It's certainly a good explanation for why a writer might want to become a member, and it's also a good reminder why many of us joined and stay through thick and thin. The community aspect is terrific, as is the opportunity to follow and read the hubs of other writers whose work (and personalities) we admire. Since I've tried out some other online writing venues that can't hold a candle to HP, I especially like the option of selecting my own topic and format. My traffic's increased, as have my monthly earnings, and--as you pointed out so beautifully--I'm really wealthy in writing friends.

Voted Up+++/shared

Jaye


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

I appreciate your positive attitude and your long experience on this site. You've mentioned so many names of Hubbers I've never heard of and I'm anxious to visit their Hubs because of your recommendation. I think you should write your own eBook on writing Hubs and sell that here! Voted up and shared!


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

What a wonderful job you did with this Mary. Everyone new to HubPages should read this and I'm sure there are countless folks out there who will reading this and becoming new members. You didn't sugar coat it, you gave an honest and accurate assessment of HubPages. Many thanks for the plug, always appreciated. Have a great Thanksgiving.


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Mary, great job with this hub about hubs and HubPages. I'll pass it on to my facebook page featuring freelance writers. It's a small audience, but this hub will go a long way in helping those folks understand what we do here on HP. https://www.facebook.com/cam8510?ref=hl


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Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Light and happy. Loved this hub. Definitely wish I'd had something like it to read when I was a little lost coming in three years ago. You've cleared everything up so that a new person can dive right in and enjoy the learning process. Up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Isn't it funny Bill, I feel the same way about you. I MUST read what billybuc writes because I know I'll be the wiser for it. There is no hubpages without you my friend!

Ah dear Joe. You certainly understand me ;) There is no pigeonholing me because I'm all over the place. The one thing you can count on is I love my friends here and will follow them anywhere! Aloha.

Thank you Sally. I am glad we are now 'friends' and know if I ever do a piece like this again you will be counted.

Takes a winner to know one Bob. Your laid back style doesn't belie the greatness hiding there, and I am always glad to see you and appreciate your comments.

Not only do I appreciate the comment alexadry but the woof!

Thank you so much Jaye. I am humbled at your comment, words like that coming from someone with such great talent. My "bonus" is my friends here as you so nicely pointed out.

Dear Bill, wouldn't it be nice if my hub was responsible for new members? You are more than worthy of the plug, I mean look how many people want to go to Italy because of you ;)

Well thank you so much Cam. What an honor to be mentioned on your FB and yes, I will check it out.

I was hoping to make it easier for people wavering about HP Pamela. I'm glad I may have hit my mark. Thank you for reading and for all the votes!


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA

Excellent into to the basics of HubPages. It is indeed a community that lets you get your work out there and make friends. Voted up.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Millionaire. Friends help make this site what it is.


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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

First class. I enjoyed it, so much to consider and so many wonderful links. Well done. Voted up and all.

Graham.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

thanks for the mention Mary.. great hub.. very well written..

but I would expect nothing less from you.. a great writer..


sheilamyers 3 years ago

I think you every point I see new hubbers ask about in the question and forum sections. You're explanations are brief, but cover the information to answer those questions. Great job!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks so much Graham, nice to see you here.

You are most welcome Michael and thank you for the vote of confidence.

Thanks Sheila, I hoped it would be helpful.


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macteacher 3 years ago from New York

What a great hub! I've been writing here now for a year and Hubpages is a lot of fun. This is a great reminder of exactly what to do to be a success. You are right - patience is important. It's not always easy to be patient to start making money.

It's the writing of the hubs that takes me so long. That's where I get stuck. They're all featured and well received...but they take forever to publish. Maybe you could write a hub on how to write hubs more quickly? LOL. Voted up!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Ah macteacher, unfortunately writing a hub takes time. I think my quickest hubs take me about eight hours or more. The research and editing always take time no matter how good we write.

Glad you enjoyed my hub and hope your first year leads to many more. Thanks for the vote.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

Very clever! Writing a hub about hubs on Hubpages was a great idea. It described our community perfectly. Voted up!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks :Pam. With all the controversy lately I thought a hub about the facts might be in line. Thanks for the vote.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub Mary and thank you for sharing.

Eddy.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

And thank you for reading. Blessings Eddy.


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mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

Great advice. I definitely love writing on Hubpages.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Linda. Glad you like it here too.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Thanks for the mention, Mary! Yes, you are a friend, and an authoritative one, too, I might add.


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

tillsontitan -

This is such a nice warm friendly hub. If I were a new Hubber starting out today, this is exactly what I would want to read. It is my first anniversary today on HubPages - the time sure goes by quickly.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

It was my pleasure to mention you Deb. I am certainly happy to be called friend by you, someone I admire so much.

Congrats Sally. The first year is the hardest ;) I'm sure you'll be here for many years to come and I look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I’ve been a member for about 2 years and I am still learning…so much so that I feel like a bit of a greenhorn about the rules of the road. This is especially true when it comes to the “money thing.” But the hub contacts and friends, the camaraderie and terrific writing are all priceless. It truly has been “all about the journey.” Your hub has been helpful, Mary…I found the section on Search Engine Optimization and keywords very useful. Thank you! :-)


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

I've been here two years too Genna and it seems, like all things, I'm constantly learning. I am so happy to have met hubbers like you who make the journey worthwhile!


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Mary. Yes I greatly enjoyed your foray into hub pages. I know many of the hubbers you mention and I will click the links to the others. First class and informative. Excellent.

voted up and following.

Graham.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

Speaking of first class...you can add yourself to that group! Thanks ever so for stopping by and voting!


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Mary, Dear,

Happy new year, as I have only now discovered this gem of a hub, written by one of HubVille's finest and one of my dearest pals.

May this year bring you the happiness, peace and good health you and hubby so truly deserve. Love and big hugs, Maria


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

I remember reading this hub on my cell phone one morning during tea break, and saving the link as a reminder to post a comment..... and then something went wrong, because I can see no comment from me in here.... And this is another wonder of Hubpages. We are like a family living in one big house; we see each other's activities all the time; although we are sometimes in such a hurry that we don't shake hands and 'chat', we stay connected and happy.

Mary, this hub is a lovely invitation to all writers to become part of our family. I wish you a happy and prosperous 2014 :)


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

It seems my dear Maria we are starting the New Year much like the last. I have been sick and now in my magnanimouness, I have shared it with my hubby. Of course the recent snow storm has really added to our state of mind. Your hugs and comments always bring me smiles Maria. I'm hoping by starting the New Year with colds and such, we've gotten it out of the way ;) Blessings to you dear friend for your lovely comment, continued support but most of all your precious friendship.

How lucky can I be to have two wonderful friends comment one after the other. I know what you mean Martie...we always have the good intentions, but you my friend followed through and came back to leave such a touching and true comment. You are in my thoughts and prayers Martie and I'm wishing the same for you i n 2014 and onward!


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jpcmc 2 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

This is a unique community. I love the hubbers and the hubs. there's always something new to learn and there's always new people to meet.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

Well said jpcmc!


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cclitgirl 2 years ago from Western NC

I love your commentary here. :) It was fun to read about your experience with hubpages, what it is and how to go about it. And you've selected some *awesome* hubbers to highlight. :)


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

Glad you enjoyed...seems I did omit one awesome hubber CC!!


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klidstone1970 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

Mary, I wish this was here when I first joined. You have done a tremendous job explaining the in's out out's and most importantly, thank you for the mention. You are a true gem!

Kim


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

So glad you thought this was a helpful hub klidstone. I enjoy your writing so much and am totally hooked on "Beneath the Guise"!


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Sharkye11 2 years ago from Oklahoma

Beautiful introduction to Hubpages! I love that you didn't do an overly technical article, even though tech stuff was mentioned. That you didn't make it overly sentimental, even though it has emotion. And you didn't do the extensive pros and cons comparison list that so many do. This is what someone signing up for HP needs to see! Voting up!


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Sharkye. I loved your comment, covering my hub so well. Thanks for the vote up, after all the wonderful things you said it is the icing on the cake!


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TIMETRAVELER2 2 years ago

This was, to put it mildly, lovely! What a great explanation of this site to help newcomers understand it, and to remind the rest of us why we are here. Thanks so much. Voted up.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 2 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

For about the last year I've been putting the best work I can do on InfoBarrel. It's just not getting the traffic it deserves, maybe if I'll forget about it for a while it'll rise in the page ranks. Other folks there have said the same thing, they find more success here.

So I'm going to try to forget about it for a while...it's just the site has less drama queens, less forum punks, and they won't even let you do that drama political and religious forum crap there. They've higher standards for publishing...I hope to see it rise, in time.

....but I'm an extremely impatient man. If I do my best and hardly anyone is reading it because Google just doesn't give the place the respect it deserves....well, I have to come back here for a bit.


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Paul Kuehn 2 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Mary, this is a very useful comprehensive review of Hubpages. Although I haven't written an article on HP for about six months, my passive earnings on 135 hubs is averaging about $17 per month. I do plan to get back to writing regularly on HP now that I am retired. As you know, I have been spending a lot of time on Bubblews during the past 6 months. Voted up and sharing with followers.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Tillie.....So very good to see you, GF. I have missed you. It's curious to me that this wonderful hub has been around for months and I am just now finding it. OK, must be me who is lost, which doesn't surprise me!

As always I enjoy your expertly-written work and learn something valuable as well. You have summed up Hubpages in clear, accurate terms and surely may have enticed aspiring writers to join our friendly community. I couldn't agree with you more. The friendships we have the opportunity to develop, is one of the most treasured gifts HP provides us. I see you and I have several mutual friends......no surprise there!

Combine this with the platform to indulge in our "passion," as well as the opportunity to yield income....and it becomes very worthwhile. BTW.....thanks for the shout-out. You're a gem.

I'm going off to investigate why you have not appeared in my thread until Paul shared your hub! Solving a mystery first thing in the morning........never a dull moment!

I wish you and your beautiful family, a blessed Easter as you celebrate a Holy day.........and on the "Fun" side.....tons of chocolate!

I'm sure there are generous Easter Bunnies in your area of our great State!......UP---UIA----tweeted & pinned.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

Enjoyed your hub. I guess I missed this one. You are right about every thing. I enjoy this site and plan one day to get back to putting hubs on. Have a wonderful Easter. Voted up and shared.


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

I am still a member here but have not written anything new for almost a year now. I have been a member since 2008 and have seen all the changes that have taken place. For one there is way too much censorship for me here. I took almost all of my hubs to Bubblews where I can share my thoughts, views and research about things that really matter in life. I did not get paid until I was here fore 3 years. It took another 3 years to get about $300.00. I have not, and many others have not recuperated from when HP and Google Adsense change things. I do not like all the "fluff" you have to put in the hubs. I am sorry if this sounds all negative, but I see HP as negative. It was great in the first three years that I was here and IMHO, it has gone down since.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

So glad you enjoyed TT. Just shows we share the same thoughts about our beloved HP. I appreciate the vote too.

Wesman I am sure each writing site has its own merits even though this is my home. Unfortunately you will need a bit of patience here but as they say "if you build it they will come"! Hope to see more of you.

Paula, along with the Easter season comes confession and I must confess I have been absent here for some weeks. Just wrapped up in family and "outside" life. You are never lost GF, just off the path a bit ;)

Of course we would have mutual friends as great minds think alike! I certainly return the wonderful Easter wishes dear friend. A time for renewal, rejoicing, and re-visiting our friend chocolate for sure. I know when the Easter Bunny leave here he'll head north for sure! Thanks for all the wonderful votes and shares.

Moonlake, a joyous Easter to you as well. How wonderful we have met up here!

Lady Guinevere though you may have negative thoughts about HP its obvious you haven't given up completely! It is always good to see you here and I'm sure I'm not the only one with that opinion. I tried Bubblews and it is fun but with limited time it has to be HP for me!


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RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

Cleverly done with some interesting comments. Wish I'd thought of this approach first. :)

Though I enjoy writing enough to do nothing else, I also like that HP is a place to write about what I want when I can because life doesn't work in a way that allows me to only write, and I like that it's a place to learn more about writing online as well as learn from other writer's topics.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I guess my first love was HP. I haven't written anything new in about six months. I've been spending my time elsewhere.

Excellent Hub to promote HP.


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York Author

RTalloni, loved you opening line! I find myself in the same position lately. Life keeps interfering with my writing but I keep coming back because I love it so much.

Thanks Mary. I know you've been doing great things on Bubblews. Thanks for stopping by.


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liamhubpages 23 months ago

Although I have tried out many websites and writing communities online, I always return back to Hubpages, since I find it the best source of passive income!


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tillsontitan 23 months ago from New York Author

I came and stayed Liam. HP is many things to many people! Thanks for stopping by.

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