200 Published Works (If I Can, So Can You)

The view from one of the beaches at Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
The view from one of the beaches at Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. | Source

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So Close, But Yet So Far

I have been trying to complete this, my 200th, hub for almost a week now. My efforts have been thwarted by first a broken power/charging cable to my laptop, followed by an incredibly slow Internet connection, and then problems with editing the text capsules of my hubs.

It almost seems that the planets are aligned against me writing this article. However, if you are reading this it proves that I eventually succeeded in publishing it. When I first joined Hub Pages, over five years ago, I had no inkling that I would ever have written 200 articles, poem, stories, and essays. I started with one hub that was a collection of a few of my poems, and one on self-sufficiency. In fact I only wrote three hubs in my first two years here.

I know there are many people here who have written more. Bill Holland (billybuc) for instance has written almost 1000 hubs in a little over four years. I can’t even imagine doing that myself. So, for me to be publishing my 200th piece of writing online is pretty special and quite an achievement. Believe me, If I can do it so can you!

The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited presents a level of refinement that is immediately apparent, with better aerodynamics than Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu+.
The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited presents a level of refinement that is immediately apparent, with better aerodynamics than Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu+. | Source
The Entrance, Novotel Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
The Entrance, Novotel Twin Waters, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. | Source
The beach at the Lagoon, Twin Waters
The beach at the Lagoon, Twin Waters | Source

Better Late Than Never

The date at the top of this hub say that it was originally published on 6th May 2015, which was my birthday and the date I wanted to publish it on, however, due to the problems I had been having with my Internet and editing the hub that wasn't the case. At no stage did I hit the publish button but at one stage I logged on to see it showing as published..another glitch in the system obviously. Anway because it was only half finished I immediately unpublished the hub before anyone could read it.

I believe that things happen for a reason and maybe this is one of those instances. My wife and I were invited by our eldest son and his wife to spend two nights at the Novotel Twin Waters resort at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, to celebrate our collective birthdays. Mine was 6th, son Daniel's 8th, and wife Kathy's 13th May. A relaxing and enjoyable time was had by all, and I actually think I needed the break away from the Internet to refresh my mind. Oh, and the food was fabulous with amazing smorgasbords for both breakfast and dinner each day we were there.

Maybe I was meant to use this short holiday as further content in this hub. Which is exactly what I've decided to do, especially some of the great photos I managed to take. So, it's more than a week since I first wanted to publish this but 'better late than never.' One of the best parts about Hub Pages is that there is no time limit in which your hub needs to be completed. You can save 'unpublished' for as long as you need to work on it.

Catamarans for hire at Twin Waters Resort
Catamarans for hire at Twin Waters Resort | Source
Some of the units at Twin Waters resort
Some of the units at Twin Waters resort | Source
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Ten Tips on How to Write 200 Articles Online

  • Start small. Make your goals achievable and tick of every one as a success when you reach it. Make your first goal to write 10 hubs/articles. Once you've done that, aim for 20 and so on.
  • Try to write at least one hub per week (that's 52 per year) and count it as a bonus if you can write more.
  • Write about subjects that interest you or that you have expertise in. This makes it easier to write and will appeal to readers whose feedback will act as incentive to you.
  • Engage with the community. Follow other hubbers whose work appeals to you. You will learn from reading and gain new ideas for future articles/hubs of your own. They will usually follow you in turn and their comments will encourage you to want to write more.
  • Check out the FAQ answers and Learning Centre guides here at Hub Pages. These are constantly updated to showcase current best practices for writing successful online content. Also check out the HP blog for recent changes and updates.
  • Look for inspiration from the things around you, your everyday life, a song, a book title or photo, a strange occurrence, or news story etc. There is always something new to write about if you just take the time to observe.
  • Sort through your old writing and resurrect it as hubs if possible. It may just need a little tweaking to make it relevant and up to date.
  • Although 'How-to' and 'Recipe' articles do well in Google searches and on Hub Pages, don't think that is all you can write online. Short fiction and non-fiction stories, essays, poems, book, movie, and game reviews etc will also find an audience.
  • Be sure to utilize the "hubtool" editor and the "Need Some Goals?" guide to help you make your hub "evergreen". Try to tick as many boxes as possible eg. word count, photos, videos, maps, polls etc.
  • Don't become discouraged if at some stage you lack inspiration or ideas of what to write. Take a short break and let your mind refresh. If you are a true writer your desire to put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, will soon return stronger than ever.

The lagoon at Twin Waters
The lagoon at Twin Waters | Source
Painted portrait of Septimius Severus and family
Painted portrait of Septimius Severus and family | Source

In 200 AD

Septimius Severus, was appointed Roman Emperor in this year, and was the first emperor to have been African born. Although he was of Phoenician rather than black African descent, he was reported as having dark skin, and never lost his African accent.

The Greek mathematician Diophantus of Alexandria was aso born in the same year. He was a pioneer of algebra, and was the first to formulate the apparently insoluble proposition that became known as Fermat’s Last Theorem, after the French mathematician Pierre de Fermat noticed it in 1637.

Elsewhere in the world:

  • Japan invaded Korea, who immediately capitulated in the face of the huge Japanese fleet.
  • The “classical” period of Mayan civilisation began in Central America.
  • The entire world’s human population is estimated to have been 257 million – less than the current population of the US (over 311 million).

Gardens line the walkways, Twin Waters
Gardens line the walkways, Twin Waters | Source
David presenting the strange dowry to King Saul
David presenting the strange dowry to King Saul | Source

200 Foreskins

One of the more surprising passages in the Old Testament tells that David bought his wife with a dowry of 200 Philistine foreskins. His prospective father-in-law Saul issued him with the challenge, fully expecting David to be killed by the owners of the said foreskins.

The King James version of the story says: “And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies.

Although Saul only asked for 100 foreskins, David and his men went out and killed 200 Philistines. He presented their foreskins to the king, who duly gave him his daughter Michal in marriage (1 Samuel 18:26) – though he later divorced the couple and married Michal off to someone else.

Did you know? Private hospitals make millions of dollars every year selling excised foreskins to bioresearch laboratories and pharmaceutical companies.

Hundreds of beach chairs at the Activities Central,  Twin Waters
Hundreds of beach chairs at the Activities Central, Twin Waters | Source

200 Years Ago

  • Just before sunset on April 5, 1815, a massive explosion shook the volcanic island of Sumbawa in the Indonesian archipelago. Mount Tambora, the highest peak in the region, erupted, spewing lava and sending a plume of ash eighteen miles into the sky. Amazingly, this eruption was to change history.

In 1816 a remarkable thing happened—there was no summer weather in much of the Northern Hemisphere. Please read this extraordinary excerpt from The Year without Summer by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman which explains why. (source: Scientific American)

Joachim Murat.
Joachim Murat. | Source
  • The Neapolitan War was a conflict between the Napoleonic Kingdom of Naples and the Austrian Empire. It started on 15 March 1815 when Joachim Murat declared war on Austria and ended on 20 May 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Casalanza. The war occurred during the Hundred Days between Napoleon's return from exile and before he left Paris to be decisively defeated at the Battle of Waterloot. The war was triggered by a pro-Napoleon uprising in Naples, and ended after a decisive Austrian victory at the Battle of Tolentino and Ferdinand IV was reinstated as King of Naples and Sicily. However, the intervention by Austria caused resentment in Italy, which further spurred on the drive towards Italian unification. (source: Wikipedia)

Neapolitan War
Neapolitan War | Source
Mini-golf course, Twin Waters
Mini-golf course, Twin Waters | Source
Bridge across the Waterway, Twin Waters resort
Bridge across the Waterway, Twin Waters resort | Source

But Jodah's Published 200 Hubs

by John Hansen 2015


Bears and lions give birth to cubs,

Cavemen swing their wooden clubs,

The early bird may catch the grubs,

But Jodah's published 200 hubs.


Bathing's often done in tubs,

Massuers are expert at rubs,

Surgeons always wear their scrubs,

But Jodah's published 200 hubs.


Buy your tickets, keep the stubs.

Each song recording's full of dubs.

Unfriendly people give the snubs,

But Jodah's published 200 hubs.


More catamarans for hire.
More catamarans for hire. | Source

© 2015 John Hansen

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Frank Atanacio 19 months ago from Shelton

congrats! It's tough hungry work to reach a milestone.. bravo my friend :)


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Frank, for being the first to read and comment on my 200th. You hit the nail on the head there!


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bravewarrior 19 months ago from Central Florida

This is a very clever and informative 200th hub, John. As they say, everything happens for a reason and there's a season for everything. Your mini vacation was just what you needed to clear the frustration you experienced over trying to publish this on your birthday. Happy Belated Birthday!

I love the photos you took during your stay at Twin Waters.

I found your references to 200 very interesting. 200 foreskins? Ouch and yuck! What did Saul do with them?????

Great hub, John. Congratulations!


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading and for the congratulations Shauna. yes, I am still having Internet problems but you are right..thing do happen for a reason and I obviously was meant to wait for the right time to publish this. Saul wan't expecting David to succeed in the challenge. I wonder what he did with them too.


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Phyllis Doyle 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Wonderful ! Congratulations, Jodah. Keep on keeping on.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 19 months ago

Pretty impressive with your 200th hub! Cheers for you~! :-))

Also, Happy Birthday to you and the family! A Taurus group I see. My b-day is two weeks away on the 23rd.

I hope this article will receive an *Editor's Choice* award. You so deserve it! With all the stick-to-it-ness and spending time celebrating another year to bless folks~! I know for sure this deserves the Gold~!

Up=Useful, interesting, funny, awesome & beautiful!

Shared too. You are amazing~! Thank you for inspiring so many of us. ( me, especially) Now, I am looking forward to my 200th hub~(another 6 months at best)


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you so much Phyllis, I intend to keep on keeping on as long as God permits :)


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi jo, thank you for reading, the congratulation and such kind words. The greatest compliment I can get is to hear that my writing inspires others. Oh it's been a couple of years since I received an 'editor's choice' award. I have almost given up getting another. Even hubs I thought may be worthy haven't succeeded in that regard. Then again, I think there are better ways to judge a hub's worth. I value your 'Gold Awards' more than 'editor's choice'. Thanks for the vote up and good luck working towards your 200th.


Lee Cloak 19 months ago

Very well do me my friend, a massive achievement, this was a great read, full of fantastic advice, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee


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pgiblett 19 months ago from Ontario, Canada

It is amazing how things simply go wrong when you are writing milestone pieces, but you have to consider that writing is not easy, we don't simply throw a few words in the air and allow them to fall in order to make the perfect piece - it takes much, much more. But with dedication you get the result you desire. I have published more than 500 pages on Wikinut as well as 100 on another site. Good luck.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Lee, thanks for the kind words, vote up and share. Glad you found this informative as well.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading pgiblett, you are write when you say writing is not always easy and that things often go wrong when you are trying to write milestone pieces. You just have to hang in there. Wow, you are certainly a prolific writer, well done.


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Happy belated Birthday John and family ...plus congrats on your fabulous 200th hub! I have been so looking forward to reading your 200th hub. I had to work extra late this day until 6:20 p.m. in the city : ( and then ironically, my husband said our Internet was down LOL. So, when I finally arrived here just now, I had to laugh at all of our Internet troubles. It is frustrating at times, but then, as you have written, sometimes these things may happen for a reason and you needed a well-deserved break. I love all of your lovely photos from your getaway, and I am a bit jealous right now. The one of the garden is especially beautiful.

Good point about HP and we can work on a hub for however long it takes. I was delighted and surprised how you included the interesting and very clever of you ...facts and history relating to 200! The 200 foreskin is especially surprising too LOL. Oh, your Ten Tips are spot on.

My favorite here in this hub is your hilariously clever poem hahaha ...so cute.

Well, I must say, this hub is a treat and worth the wait.

Up and all the way across the board, tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

God bless you and yours, clever one


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Neil Sperling 19 months ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida

Congrats, my friend! I don't know if I'll make it till the 200th. I am still a long ways away from that goal.

You took some great photos!

Voted UP, etc.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Faith (Theresa), I was hoping that you would enjoy this hub when you finally got a chance to read it. I had to smile when you said you got home to find your Internet down (though believe me I know it's not funny). Glad you liked the photos, trivia and my poem as well. Thanks for the vote up, tweet, share and pin too. Blessings back.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thnks for reading Neil.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Mary. If I can reach 200 so can you I'm sure. Glad you liked the photos, and I appreciate the vote up too.


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Phyllis Doyle 19 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Jodah dear - my apologies for not reading this hub earlier when I commented. I was half asleep and thought you had just used the comment to announce your 200th. I did not realize it was a hub. Very well done and I love your very creative poem.

Voted up and shared.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Phyllis, apology accepted though not really necessary. I hadn't even realised that you didn't read the hub before your previous comment. I do appreciate your returning to read it and let me know. Glad you enjoyed the poem too and thanks for the vote up and share.


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Frida Rose 19 months ago from Maryland

Congratulations on your 200th hub and happy belated birthday! Like all of your others, I enjoyed reading this and sharing your experiences. Also, those tips were great.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Frida, thank you for the birthday wishes and congratulations on reaching 200 hubs. Glad the tips were helpful to you also.


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Hi John,

I came back to share again for another round being HP doesn't send out a new notification when the hub is published again.

I meant to add that for some reason I remember when I wrote my 38th hub LOL ... yes, I said 38th hub and thinking, wow, I can't believe I wrote that many : )

Blessings


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your support and friendship Faith. I really appreciate you reading and sharing this hub again. I know what you mean (your 38th hub must have been special to you). I remember writing my hundredth not that long ago and never imagined I would reach 200 so soon. Blessings.


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Happy Saturday, John. I am up to 106 hubs now but really published about 10/15 more, but wound up unpublishing or deleting because I really wasn't happy with them myself. I don't know why but I do remember thinking ...how in the world have I written 38 hubs LOL Looking forward to reading your next couple hubred hubs. Peace and blessings


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for coming back again Faith. You are helping to build up the number of comments on my hub :) 106 is very good for someone who is working full time, I look forward to reading your 200th hub. I would have a few more but I combined some short poetry hubs into collections. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.


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cam8510 19 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

John, at the opening of this hub, I was suspecting some kind of conspiracy. There are a few hubbers who are experts on conspiracies, so you might check them out. You did have quite a battle to get this one up. Congratulations. This is truly a special day. If I quit taking 3 month breaks to "write a novel" I'd probably be close to this goal too. I appreciate having gotten to know you through these many articles, poems and stories. Here's to 200 more.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hmm Cam, I find conspiracy theories good to use as blame at times but in this case I think the main protagonist was my unbelievably slow Internet connection and how it effected things. Thanks for the kind words and recently you seem to be churning out more hubs than me so I can see 200 happening for you quite soon too. Great to know you as well.


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Genna East 19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

200 hubs! Congratulations, John. (And I am in awe of Bill Holland’s 1,000.) Happy belated birthday to you, Kathy and Daniel. I only wish I could write/publish one hub each week, but with the increasing demands of work, etc., that is a little hard for me. I loved your bullet points -- well thought out and presented – and the references to 200 – very clever. And the poem is so cute. I’m glad you’re here, and are now working on that 201st hub. Kudos! :-)


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your generous comment Genna. I don't always succeed in writing one hub each week, but if I miss one I try to catch up by writing two the next...depending on what life throws at me of course. It can be difficult if you are working full time. Hopefully 201 is not far away.


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 18 months ago from Mandi (HP) India

Congrats, good luck and thanks for the great tips.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks Sanjay, I hope the tips are helpful.


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lollyj lm 18 months ago from Washington KS

I admire your determination. No way on earth could I ever create 200 hubs!! Enjoyed this hub and the photos. Well done!!


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you lolly..you just need to be patient and write whenever you can. I have seen others with over 1000 hubs, don't know how they do it.


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Kamalesh050 18 months ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Congratulations! Wish you all the very Best. Take care .


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Kamalesh.


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MelRootsNWrites 18 months ago from California

Congratulations on 200 Hubs, Jodah! Well done on this accomplishment and for writing such interesting articles. I look forward to the next 200!


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you very much for that Mel. I am two into my next 200.. :) I appreciate your kind words. Have a great day.


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aviannovice 18 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Excellent work, and I found the assortment of information within this piece most interesting.


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Emese Fromm 18 months ago from The Desert

What a great hub! It made me smile :) Congrats in publishing 200 hubs!!! My current goal is 20 - I know, you need to start somewhere though. I'm so close to it, yet so far; I won't be around for a few weeks, so even though I have started it, it will sit unpublished for a while. Seriously, I really enjoyed this! The way you pulled some facts of history together and finished it with the poem, just wonderful! Thank you for a great read :)


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading and your kind comment Deb, glad I could present some interesting facts in this hub.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hello Emese, glad you got a smile out of this hub and thanks for the congratulations. You are right, we all have to start somewhere. It took me two years to write my first 20 hubs but I think I've made up for that since :) I look forward to reading your 20th hub. Have a great break away over the next few weeks.


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ocfireflies 18 months ago from North Carolina

John,

As you know I can relate to the need to take a break from time to time.

Also, I think it is beautiful to hear of Happy May celebrations when mine was filled with sorrow. Your wife share's my mom's birthday. Finally, congratulations my dear one for 200 hubs is an amazing accomplishment.

As always voted up and shared.

Blessings,

Kim


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

I am sorry that this Ma was such a sad time for you when my family were celebrating. Thank you for your congratulations on my 200 hubs though, and it is interesting that my wife shares your mom's birthday. Take care.


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word55 18 months ago from Chicago

Hey Jodah, Congrats man! How did I miss this when it hit? Anyway, your 200th was a beautiful hub. The pics were lovely, the story was amazing and the poem was very clever. What a way to celebrate birthdays, talk about various subjects and really shine through this hub. Voted up Sir!


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for such kind words word55. I often miss others hubs when they are first published too but better late than never and it is always good to get another comment when the initial ones have died off. Glad you enjoyed this hub.


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Dana Tate 18 months ago from LOS ANGELES

First I would like to commend you on writing your 200th hub. This hub was an enjoyable read. I really enjoyed the tips you gave on how to be inspired by the things around us. I get so caught up in "everyday life" I find it hard to relax and look at things from an artistic eye.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hi Dana, thank you or the kind comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub and hope the tips prove helpful. I sometimes think I spend time writing that should be devoted to 'everyday life". It takes some effort to balance the two fairly.


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brakel2 18 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi John - I cannot believe how many hubs you have written. All of a sudden, you just blossomed and wrote, kept improving and came up with all sorts of new ideas. It shows how passion can build up inside a person and never stop. This hub, filled with tips, pics, and knowledge is a tribute to your success. Sharinig Blessings, Audrey


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida

What an interesting twist you put on this...but I must admit I am not surprised because none of your hubs are at all ordinary. A cut above would be a good way to describe your writing Jodah. Something of interest always awaits me here.

Angels are on the way to you ps


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Hello Audrey, thank you for your lovely comment. I openly admit that my writing did seem to blossom overnight. I went for a number of years where I wrote practically nothing, but once I found the Hub Page community and started receiving encouragement and kind advice it spurred me on and gave me the desire I had been lacking. Blessings back to you.


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

It's always a pleasant bonus to receive a comment from you ps. Thanks so much for your praise :) I do try my best to diversify and make my hubs interesting. I am happy I succeeded with this one. Thanks for the angels. Blessings to you as well.


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appreviewdaily 18 months ago

Thank you for this great article, it helped me make better hubs and happy late birthday :D


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Jodah 18 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading and your kind comment appreviewdaily. Glad thi hub helps you.


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Mel Carriere 17 months ago from San Diego California

I really loved your approach here. Coincidentally enough, when I was on Bubblews I would write a milestone "bubble" every 100 articles about some significant historical or cultural event associated with the number. I forgot what I did for 200, however. I wrote 400 posts exactly on that site, but it will be a decade before I match this on Hub Pages. They require quality here, and I don't really have the time to dedicate to that particular proposition. I admire your accomplishment, my friend, and salute you for your milestone. I also got a good chuckle out of your poem, which I really needed.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading Mel. Glad you enjoyed my approach and the poem. I never tried out Bubblews, but I can't imagine how long it will take me to get to 400. Some who have been here a shorter time then me have passed 1000. That is beyond my comprehension.


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DaveOnline 17 months ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Congratulations on publishing so many hubs!


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Dave. I didn't expect to ever reach this number when I started at Hub Pages. Anything's possible.


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Harishprasad 17 months ago from India

John, congrats on reaching this remarkable milestone, 200 is really an admirable number. I have read so many your hubs, and I know that all these hubs are excellent, interesting and fascinating to read and get delighted.

This hub, too, is a very informative and useful. I loved the personal touch you gave it, like celebration of birthdays. Happy birthdays and my good wishes !

Incidents out of history are very interesting. The Mount Tambora oozing ash up to the height of 18 miles in the sky is an spectacular and fear-triggering incident.

The tips of writing are bonus. The tiny poem is awesome. I loved the repetition ' But Jodah's published 200 hubs'. I love your writing, whatever you write , there is great creativity in that. Wish you all happiness and success in all your endeavors ! :-)


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for reading this Harish and for your warm wishes. Your comments are never boring like just "good hub" and are always encouraging. I am glad that you find quality and creativity in what I write and that you found this hub interesting. Much appreciated, all the best to you.


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Sunshine625 17 months ago from Orlando, FL

Yay! Congrats to you on a job well done! I enjoyed all the 200 facts, very nice addition to your celebration hub. Wishing you 200+ more hubs! :)


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for your congratulations Sunshine. Glad you enjoyed the facts. I can' imagine how long it will take me to write the next 200, but I'm working on it...have completed six more since this one.


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sunilkunnoth2012 17 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Congrats! It is a great job and you have done it well. It is a time for celebration as well. Your tips are great and I love to follow. I too have set a similar goal of 200 hubs and stand now at 126. Hope I can reach it within 2 years. I don't wish to write more than 40 or 50 hubs a year. Hence this time gap. Keep on writing such inspirational hub. Voted up and shared. God bless you.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you for your kind and encouraging comment Sunil. Good luck in reaching 200 yourself, I am sure you will do it within two years. Thanks for the vote up and share. Bless you also.


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peachpurple 17 months ago from Home Sweet Home

congrats on your 200th hub, I am on my 120th hubs


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks peachpurple. It doesn't seem long ago I had only written my 100th hub, so time can go quickly. I am sure you will reach 200 in the not too distant future.


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Elsie Hagley 17 months ago from New Zealand

Congrats for your 200 hub.

When I arrived here from Squidoo I had 240 lens.

Have been working on improving my articles and now only have just over 100, it's going to take me some time before I get to 200 hubs.

Enjoy your work you are a good writer, see you have 207 since you wrote this, wish I could get started writing, spend too much time trying to get my hubs featured.

Have a nice day.


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Jodah 17 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment Elsie. I feel for you as an ex-Squid and trying to get your hubs featured. I just noticed about 10 of mine have been up featured suddenly due to engagement. This happens from now and then if they aren't being viewed a lot. I combined a few of my shorter hubs at one stage and got rid of most advertising (Amazon and eBay).. that seemed to work. Good luck on getting more featured.


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kurtreifschneider 16 months ago from Loveland Colorado

Great hub and some expert advice...you do inspire me..


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for reading this Kurt. If I can inspire even one other writer I have succeeded and am happy.


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Ask Jelly Baby 16 months ago from United Kingdom

Good Morning John, (it's 5am here right now!)

Let me start by congratulating you for writing 200 articles. That is one major achievement and I'm very impressed with your work. I have spent the last hour or so reading your wonderful poems and stories. I have only just joined Hubpages today so I hope someday I'll be celebrating writing 200 articles too. Thank you for inspiring me to look forward and not dread to write! Have a wonderful Sunday and I'll finish off reading your work when I wake up! Good job. Congratulations.


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

What a wonderful surprise to get home and find that I have a new follower and this delightful comment on my hub. Thank you for reading my work Jelly Baby. Welcome to Hub Pages. I just read your first hub and it is excellent. Good to know you and I look forward to reading more from you too.


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Babbyii 16 months ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

It was both interesting and fun reading your insightful 200th hub. Great job Jodah!


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Jodah 16 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Babby, o glad you enjoyed reading this, my 200th hub.


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swalia 10 months ago

Great tips shared! Belated congratulations!


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Jodah 10 months ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Swalia, it's never too late. Hope these tips are helpful.

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