Hubbers Who Have Inspired Me To Remain On HubPages

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Being here for 4 years, it has been a honor to ride the roller coaster up and down. Changes have been implemented, Google sand boxed us, Panda tried to swallow us and then came Panda 3.3. I have seen the forums empty and watched the forums grow.

I was here when LarryFreeman created the description list. When they added the quiz, code, poll and tables it was an amazing moment when it went live.

I remember Kontera which was an earnings program. I believe it could have been beta, because a decision was made to eliminate the program altogether. There was a time when HP gave you choices on your tags and now you have to tag your hubs yourself.

I remember when we were bombarded with Bollywood pics and there wasn't anything on the hubs but pictures. When many writers' asked for change, our wonderful team listened. When they created Hub Hoppers many of us were anxious to see how it worked. It was a little quirky at first but HP ironed out the glitches and low and behold, we were hopping hubs.

Tabs were basic on HP at the beginning and so was the name that is written in the upper-left hand corner of our sub-domain. The 'add' tab did not exist in our hub capsules and our picture capsules would only go up, not left to right. When they implemented 'groups' in our hubs, some of us jumped on the band wagon and used it. The rest of us procrastinated and ended up with 'Orphan Hubs.' Thank goodness HP categorizes automatically or our page would have looked like a first grader posted all of our hubs on the profile page.

When Maddie Ruud and SimoneSmith were hired we celebrated with HP. The originator of the 30/30 challenge was Ryan Hupfer who moved on but left his challenge for all of us to enjoy. You can still find him hovering around HP. When HP ironed out the sub-categories of the threads and had to finally gives us rules, the first person banned on Hubpages thread was none other then Paul Deeds father, RalphDeeds. I believe all of us were in shock when that happened; but on HP there isn't any favoritism. Jason Menayan rolled-out the new earnings plan, it was a relief for the majority who was anxious to actually get paid each month for the work.

Our site was one of the first sites to add the summary page and of course we were the only site with an algorithm system. Now there are sites that are copying the same system that HP implemented years ago. When Google put the gavel down on advertising guidelines all of us had to un-publish and edit our hubs. Being here for all of the changes has been a milestone for me.

So the question that was asked, " What hubbers have inspired you to remain on Hub-pages?"

The answer to that is, every writer who has followed me and weathered the storm. Each new writer that is excited to be here and looks forward to learning the craft of writing. And every writer who may no longer be with Hub-pages; but remembers where they began. I stay because it is a great site to be on and there is so much you can learn on Hub-Pages. There isn't any other site that is as transparent as the staff on Hub-Pages and I am looking forward to seeing how much more Hub-pages can achieve.

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Victoria Lynn profile image

Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

It's neat to hear from someone who has seen a lot of changes over the year and who still sticks with HubPages. You seem to always have a positive attitude. That's neat. Great hub to inspire people. Voted up, useful, interesting, and awesome. Glad you wrote this!


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ithabise 4 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

Wonderful insight! I hope to be around for many years. Thanks for the perspective.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Victoria Lynn: There are so many memories on HP. When you go through that much you tend to be so partial to the site that you began on. :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

That's nice to hear, AEvans. And understandable. It's neat that you feel that way. It's inspirational, really. :-)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ithabise: You will. When you weather any storm, there is always light on the other side. Glad that you will be with us for a long time. :)


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ithabise 4 years ago from Winston-Salem, NC

Thanks! Love your positive outlook!


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ladeda 4 years ago

I'm constantly impressed by HubPages. I think it's a wonderful place for writers, both new and experienced. What luck that I happened to just stumble across it one day! It's great to hear that after four years you're still happy to be part of the HubPages community! Thanks for sharing this Hub!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Victoria Lynn: Thanks. I hope that you to are hear for years. It is amazing when you watch a site go through so many changes. People will come and go and those are ones you also never forget.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Great answer and I also like the way you expounded on the original question by including a lot of HubPages history and changes during your four years here.

You are such an inspiration.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

That was a great read and filled me with more confidence to continue on this journey. Thank you for taking the time to write this and as always for your support.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ithabise: You are welcome! Your outlook is wonderful too! I am sure you will be very comfortable here. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ladeda: I remember stumbling on HP too. It was 4 years ago. So many things have changed and they have grown in leaps and bounds. I am very happy to be with a great community. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Happyboomernurse: Thank you. HP has so much history and they will make more history down the road. The changes have always been amazing and it is always for the writers'.:)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

billybuc: If it one thing a person should never do is give up. No matter what is put in front of you, push it aside and continue on your journey. In the end you will have succeeded and can reflect on your accomplishments. :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Julianna, I too have been here for 4 years and life gets busy and get involved with projects, but I always come back to Hubpages, it feels like home.:)


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Keri Summers 4 years ago from West of England

It's really interesting as a newer writer to read about this background, and the ups and downs everyone has been through on HubPages already. I am impressed with the way HubPages is constantly looking to improve.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

AEvans, Wow, I have missed a lot of what has occured on the hub! I wish I joined years ago! I like how you answered the question "" What hubbers have inspired you to remain on Hub-pages?" with "every writer who has followed me and weathered the storm."

Voted up and shared!


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

A really interesting look at the history of Hubpages from someone who has lived and breathed through it. Its really interesting to hear how things have changed throughout the years. I'm relatively new here, but I hope to be around for a long time, wonder what changes I'll see.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Nice to read about the history of hubpages. I've only been here a year and have seen a few minor changes in that year. You've shown how hubpages grows and we can grow with it. Voted up!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I joined HubPages 3 months ago. It was truly a learning experience and also I published quality hubs. I enjoyed here a lot. Surprised to find out that HubPages was completely different before and you was here for very long time to have had noticed all these trends! Glad to be enlightened by you on the history of HubPages- I am blessed to be part of this prestigious writing site.

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Thanks for a look at the history of the site, and an inside view of the things many of us missed. I would love to have been part of all that. We hear references to various changes and milestones on HubPages, but we don't always get the details.

Voted up, awesome and interesting.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Sites change. It is inevitable so we have to go along with it or not. Good to remember all the things that come and go and the people, as the site evolves and us along with it.

Up all the way.

Peg


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

VioletSun: It does feel like home. There is something so uniquely different about this site that no other site has. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Keri Summers: What is also so cool is that JimmyTheJock was also the very first hubber. Now that is historical too. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

iamaudraleigh: So much has occured and they have grown in leaps and bounds. So many wonderful changes and I am share there are plenty more to come. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

JKenny: I am sure you are going to see plenty. No matter what happens on HP just hang in there and watch them change as they grow. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

tilsontitan: All of us can grow with it. And there is more growth to come. Glad you are choosing to stay for a long time too. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ishwaryaa22: We are glad to have you here! Yes it has changed and it is always improving. Hope you are here for a very long time. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Marcy Goodfleisch: There are so many and of course we will always have those who do not like change, but the majority will always appreciate it. Hope you are here for all of the other changes HP will go through. :)


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Thank you very much Julianna, you were one of the first people I followed when I joined HP and have not regretted it! You are an inspiration to many of us too so it's a two way street. Thanks for being you.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cardisa: Thank yo for being you too! I am honored to be an inspiration to many of you on HP. Glad you enjoy HP as much as I do.:)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

PegCole17: They do and some change for the better while others change and disappear. I believe that HP will be around for a very long time.:)


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savanahl 4 years ago

How neat to hear about the early days of HubPages, and for you to have experienced all the wonderful changes must have been great. This is a wonderful place to be and I love all the people on here. Everybody is so caring and supportive. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.


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Beth100 4 years ago from Canada

AE, I remember most of what you recall. XD Most of all, I remember the warmth that you and Frogdropping extended to me when I joined. I have no regrets, Panda or not!, and will continue to be a presence on this site. I am glad that you are back and in full swing of things! {{HUGS}}


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Keep on keeping on AEvans.

The Frog


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

You sure have seen just about all of it in your four years AE. Really cool reading through all you've experienced. I believe there's much more to see too, and one of HPs most beloved writers said the other day they'd tried other sites but always came home here 'cause there just wasn't another like it.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

savanahl: It has been such a wonderful experience and could not imagine being anywhere else. Glad you to also enjoy HP. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Beth 100: I am trying to get into full swing. I agree Panda or not you, I , Frogdropping and many more are here for the long term. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

The Frog Prince: I love that statement. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

There isn't. :) I tried a couple of place to but prefer remaining here. :)


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Don Simkovich 4 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I remember all the Bollywood pics! Online writing in all sites has improved but certainly here at Hubpages, the quality has increased. I'm not afraid to write "professionally" here.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Hey AE I guess we are in competition for using the same question to create hub for the Know It All Contest. Did not realize it until I had already published mine. Good luck to you, if either of us ends up with any opportunities or winning anything from it. Love your hub, remember most of the things you brought up. Check mine out when you get the time. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Don S: I know you do. Both you and I have been here for a long-time and that was a moment we can never forget. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

blake4d: No we are could be on the same wave length. lolo! I wish you all of the best in the contest and I will definitely read some of your hubs, thanks so much for stopping by. :)


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Don Simkovich 4 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Glad I stopped by as always!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC

Hi AEvans,

Inspiration comes in many forms and from many places. Hub Pages is an outlet for inspiration. The creators and the writers are the input. Thank you for recognizing all of them here in this hub.

I personally am grateful for your support of all those who pick and peck, laugh and love, read and write, just because they love it!!! Oh and those who like to earn a few bucks would share in this too, I guess! LOL

Well done and Thanks again!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Don S: It is always nice to see another smiling face. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Born2care2001: Oh! I liked that answer. lolo! pick and peck, laugh and love, read and write, just because they love it! You are right all of us love it and all of us have the same thing in common. The love for writing. Thank you for stopping by!


Deepunetfish 4 years ago

Hubs like this from eminent people like you is the inspiration for me like beginners. I am charged up to continue, thanks for the hub, voted up and sharing with my followers


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Deepunetfish: Happy to hear that you are ready to go. Looking forward to reading your work. Good questions too. :)


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Thanks for the background of the past 4 years. This is the first I've read about Kontera.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

FloraBreenRobison: You are welcome and yes Kontera existed on HubPages.


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Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

I remember when I first started on here, you were so welcoming and kind! For some time I tried to emulate you a teeny bit and visit the pages of new hubbers, but somehow can't find them anymore.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Dolores Monet: As followers grow we have to dig them out of the box. What I do sometimes is find a follower who has been around for awhile and when I comment I scroll down to see who else has commented. I can find quite a few of them if I review who left there mark behind. :) You are doing a great job and I am happy to see that you are still with us. :)


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

We are glad you are here and still sticking around, as we learn about the history of HubPages and ways to improve our success here. I can understand how hard it is to list other Hubbers by name because everyone is such a great part of the community.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Millionaire Tips: Thank you and yes its hard to list them all; but if I could I would. :) Glad you are here too. :)

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