1 year anniverary overview of the hubpages community and hub writing
Marching to the beat of a different drummer as a web editor
Things I learned that lead me to becoming a hubpages author
- The Internets Progression from basic web servers to ...
The web has taken off digitally, and economically for small companies and large who invest money into it, its progression has been huge, and profiting from the social networking and media aspects was inevitable.
- Cloud Computing - Is truly powered by us
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- Social Networking, Pearltrees and Curation can increase...
Its tough to get traffic & views to your hubs, I use a powerful networking site known as Pearltrees to share my hubs. Sharing on the web has changed for sure, and in a huge way with social tools & bookmarklets.
Staring out exactly 1 year ago from now, as a normal person, web surfer, and as well as average web designer (Not a Pro coder). I just went around creating website after website, swearing I was doing all the right things. To one day realize when it was all said and done, that I really hadn't the slightest clue, as to what it took to attract a single person to it all, especially after getting a Google Analytics account, to witness very low web views and statistics to them all year after year.
I think I wasted a great deal of time, but I did learn many good lessons in such a period of close to 2 years prior to discovering hubpages. However, after acquiring the knowledge of the awesome Hubpages online writers network actually being in existence, things quickly began to shape shift for me, and I came to learn even more about the online world as a whole and mainly dealing with how SEO (Search Engine Optimization) truly works.
How Destiny Aligns
It all came to me by accident actually, and I had knew of Hubpages, while I was learning to become a content curator, but I chose not to pay it any mind at first, since I wasn't into online writing yet. The network I joined that lead me to hubpages just 2 months before is well known for content curation, which is how us humans can store web content, share it and organize it socially with others worldwide, and it is known as Pearltrees.
I bring that story up because without learning of such a powerful network as Pearltrees, I may never have discovered Hubpages. Thanks to me becoming a person who enjoys collecting digital web content and organizing it, Hubpages was one of the many online locations I found, collected, but I did very little research on it back then.
Learning the ropes took some pretty intense research
I learned that hubpages is a powerful writing community, and not only a place to write then hit publish, and turn your head towards other places. Hubpages is something of an anomaly today, because most places on the web when it comes to writing, is a lonely place, where there is no such thing as an active community of writers that care to communicate effectively with one another.
I been on wordpress for about a year now, and its such a dry and morbid place, and the demand on earning there is terrible, because their monetization rules are very stringent. As for hubpages and its monetization program, its truly awesome indeed allowing us to synchronize our Google Adsense, Ebay Affiliate network, Amazon Affiliate networks, and we even get paid by the hubpages network itself. (All links are relevant to such networks, the google adsense one is to a more detailed hub on how to earn by using your Adsense Account here on hubpages, by a fellow hubber)
All these forms of receiving online revenue streams make the earning here on hubpages unmatched pretty much, and if your into commercial writing to earn an income well you will find hubpages to be one of the best by far, in terms of helping you to attract viewers, since it out ranks all of the other writers networks by far on the search engines.
Becoming A Writing Machine takes massive motivation
I always have loved the art of writing, of communicating effectively with people, and being motivated to help others in any way in life. Prior to joining hubpages I worked as a Railroad worker for the MTA's Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), this was a challenging job nonetheless, but I quit it with hopes of becoming a online business owner, who could attract viewers in the millions. The funny thing is, even though my dream does indeed seem a tad bit far fetched, it isn't impossible, and so being over motivated today to succeed online as a hubpages writer isn't just a choice for me today, it's become a mandatory thing & full time job as well.
Motivation also came to me to become a writer as a young child, and in high school when I was pushed by a English teacher of mine, she taught me a great deal about creative writing, and how to find my writers voice. She taught me the importance of writing a first draft, and second, and so on and so fourth. I wrote an article about such a powerful writing experience, and what gravitated my teacher to me, was the fact that I loved poetry writing, and ever since I were in elementary school.
Till today I think I've written over 1,000 poems, but many of them were lost, and so its a shame I couldn't of had such a tool as hubpages to place them into action so many years ago, but its quite OK though, because I'm here to make such an awesome effort once again. So far on hubpages I have learned to balance myself out with my writing efforts, but it hasn't been easy not by far, because I truly enjoy writing much more then anything else, and this does indeed pose a problem for me, but I will soon be able to reset and adjust that aspect of things.
High Powered Online Communicators
Communicating with people on a writers network, and on the web in general takes a great deal of dedication, devotion, and I've done this thing as best I could ever since becoming a highly active hubber, meeting over 500 hubbers, and truly attempting to make contact with them all, in some form or another each day throughout my entire first year here on hubpages.
Using social networks to do such a thing didn't happen for me right away though, I located a FB group one day back in February, when I chose to follow a fellow hubber by the name of Just Ask Susan, and from off of her profile I located her FB profile, I added her as a friend and then she added me back. From that point onwards I was then added to one of her facebook groups, and I truly am appreciative of her for accepting me into that cool group known as the Professional BS Writers Group, where all the hublove began for me, and paying it forward for others I met there as well.
Cool image I used in another hub to showcase intense hubtivity
Meeting and sharing with fellow hubbers outside of hubpages
There on them cool Facebook groups, I met some pretty major game players in the online communications efforts of hubpages community members, and also from elsewhere such as in usage of Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, Linkedin,and many other social networking locations. Some of these folks aren't able to communicate all the time on hubpages, or on Facebook, often but they truly deserve to get recognition for helping people so selflessly, and without regard to receiving anything in return. I will list just a handful of them as follows:
Super Hubber's- Who Love The art of Power Networking
Cindy Murdock (homesteadbound), Rahul Rakesk (Rahul0324), Julianna Evans (Aevans), Suzan Zutautus (JustAskSusan), Mark Weller (Curiad), Sharon Smith (ShrynSlant), Kelly Umphenour (Realhousewife), Joseph De Cross (lorddecross), Holly Chafflin (HCPorter), Susan Holland (Sholland10), Bill Holland (Billybuc), Kelley Hamlin Ward , Cyndi Calhoun (Cclitgirl), Yvonne Spence (Melovy), Joshua Zerbini (Josh3418), Scott Duby (DsDuby), and this list goes on and on.
These folks are some of the 100's of people I've met since joining the networking group thing on them awesome facebook groups, which are so many its impossible to keep up with them all. Once you join a single FB group you may be invited to several, sometimes even find out you've been jumped into a bunch. This may come as a surprise to folks, but facebook allows such a grouping of individuals, and from your own choosing as well, and anyone can decide to form up a group of their own.
The Grand Finale!
So, being a hubpages author isn't just about writing, its all about community, about sharing, about showing folks you care, and most of all its fun to be able to earn while writing what you love. Using proven techniques of SEO, Keywords, Content placement, original content, and all will push any online writer further here on hubpages, plus your articles need to be of high quality, and relevant, packed with usefulness mostly to keep people coming back for more, and sharing them like crazy.
Cheers to being a hubber today, and a powerful writer, and all my fellow writers here know how it feels, to finally get the chance to get heard by that of the entire globe of online viewers. Its Fantastic!!!
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