My 8 Hubpages Resolutions

My 50th Hub

At long last, I finally reached my 50th hub. Wanted to have this out by last week but due to one thing or another (long story), took me a while to write this 50th hub.

So, hmmm, first of all, what to write? I’ve written some “would-be” hubs, discarded them, wrote some more, and still discarded them. I just didn’t know what to write. Okay, I got my 49th hub out – about accounting scandals. But I still didn’t know what to write for my 50th hub.

Then it hit me, this is not just my 50th hub. I’m celebrating a lot of milestones here, too. I got my 200th fan today. Plus this is my 3rd month in hubpages. Plus I hit a 100 hubber score this month (a couple of times I’ve been told). Plus I’m hoping to reach $40 in adsense revenues (more than $1 to go) and my 10,000th page views (less than 1,000 to go I think), all by the end of this month. So yes, I’m celebrating a lot more than just the 50th hub.

So, in honor of my 50t hub (and all the milestones I mentioned earlier), I would like to put here what I would call my “Hubpages Resolutions”. Kind of like New Year’s resolutions but this one will be more for Hubpages and my online writing. And the time frame? By the end of 2009 (3 months away but heck, lots of things to do, so little time and all that). And so, here are my Hubpages’ Resolutions:

Publish my 100th hub. Took me 3 months to write 50 hubs, so I figured it will take me another 3 months to write the next 50. So, I put this resolution first because I feel that this is the easiest for me to fulfill.

Get 10,000 more views. Okay, haven’t really hit my first 10,000th view (but then again, my stats are frozen so I really don’t know but I seriously doubt it). But with my trend right now and my plan to write 50 hubs, I’m confident this is another resolution I can fulfill by the end of this year. Update: As of Nov. 4, 2009, I already hit 23,000 views, 3,000 more than my targeted 20,000 views for the year! Here's hoping I reach 30,000 to 35,000 views by the end of this year.

Get more and more and more fans. I’m up to my 200+ fans and I really think I can have more. Notice that I did not put in any specific number. That’s because I don’t really want to force anybody to become my fan. I just want to concentrate on writing good hubs that will get hubbers to fan me. But another 200 fans by the end of this year will be kind of nice =).

Publish more hubs for Amazon. So far, I have only a couple of clicks on my Amazon product. But then again, I’m not really hoping for any. For the next 50 hubs, I’m planning to write some hubs geared towards getting my first Amazon purchase. Just one by the end of this year (I’m not ambitious) is enough for me.

Increase my Adsense earnings. Wouldn’t it just be a wonderful Christmas if I get my first payout by the end of this year? Not sure though if I’ll get that pay-out but hey, never really thought I’d see any dollars in Adsense and yet I’m seeing a lot of them now. So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that first pay-out.

Increase my understanding of SEO and backlink and all those stuff. Okay, let’s face it. In terms of SEO, backlinks, etc., I’m walking on a strange land (more like an alien planet) here. I don’t really know much about these things but I’m planning to end that by the last quarter of the year. Already getting started with reading some of the hubs here and some of the blogs of the hubbers here. Hopefully, will get to learn more as the months go by.

Read more hubs. I’m a fan of more than a hundred hubbers yet I get to read only one or two of their hubs a day. So for the next three months, I’m planning to increase this number of hubs to 4 to 5 per day. And leave some comment while I’m at it =).

Lessen my forum trolling / participation. Okay, I’m not a troll but I do love to hang out in the forums and read posts. I don’t participate in those er “controversial” forums but I do read them. Plus I participate in other threads as well. Not that it’s bad but I do think that some time is being taken away from me for writing my hubs. So for the next three months, I promise to lessen my time in the forums and to increase my time writing hubs (crossing my fingers here, LOL).

So, I guess that's it. I know they may sound a lot (or a little, depends on how you look at them), but I think they're manageable. And with three months left, I have just about enough time to achieve a majority of them. So good luck to me and thanks for reading this hub.

Updates, Updates, Updates

Hey, it's me again. Just want to add this portion in my "resolutions", because, well, because I just want to LOL. =)

Hub Views

It's Sept. 24 here and I already hit the 10,000 views! Whooopppeeee! I took a snapshot for posterity. Now all I need is another 10,000 views =).

Hub Score

Another update. Didn't actually include this in my resolutions because, well, I honestly didn't think I will get it. But I hit a 100 score in one of my hubs! Yyyiiiippeeee! It's about recession here in the Philippines.

Adsense Earnings

Whoooppeeeee! I hit my $100 Adsense earnings last Dec. 10 :). I'm so happy as I didn't actually think I will get it, not until the end of December at least. In any case, I know Google will still subject the same to an audit. I'm hoping to get my actual payout by February 2010. Keeping my fingers crossed that the audit will not affect that.

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harrisdy 7 years ago from New York

happy 50th hub to you... keep it up!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Congrats on your 50th hub Ernie! Congrats on reaching a 100 hubberscore (that's one pinnacle I have yet to reach!) I know you will hit your goal! You probably do have 10,000 views and just don't know it yet, lol. See you at the finish line :D


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Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

Congratulations on all your achievements. I am trying hard to get there.


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks harrisdy.

Thanks dohn. I don't have your 300+ fans yet. =) hope to have that figure by end of this year.

Hello, thanks. Good luck to both of us =).


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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

This is great advice! I've been around over a year and need to reread your suggestions because they will help me set a goal. I've just been kind of writing but I want to reach that point where I regularly receive a monthly payout - not here and there. I mean, why not?

So this is a great pep talk for me. Thanks and I shall bookmark it right now!


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emdi 7 years ago

One more - number of fans more than 1000


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

congrats on 50 hubs....


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Catherine R 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

goals are good. Well done on getting to 50 hubs! And on the 100 score - and the now 204 fans! I am sure you will meet your goals.


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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Wow! Congrats Emie! You have accomplished so much already. More power!

All the best!


doodsdpogi 7 years ago

Go go go Emie ;)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey BK, glad I could help. Good luck and keep us posted! =)

Emdi, 1,000 fans? LOL, I'd settle for 400 fans but if I do have those many fans, I'll consider myself really lucky. Thanks.

Thanks Rebecca.

Catherine, thanks and thanks for the good luck too.

Jill, hey thanks.

Thanks for the comment everybody =).


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey doodspogi, thanks. I seldom see you here. Just glad you dropped by =).


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Helen Cater 7 years ago from UK

Congratulations all your hard work has paid off at last.


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Helen. Still a lot more to do =). Hoping to get there eventually.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

Congratulations on reaching 50, 100, 200, 10000, and $40.00. The resolutions you have made are very realistic goals, and I'm pulling for you.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

well done i am not getting mine read at all need to learn now, and stop messing around...... you are an inspiration. well done indeed


Pacal Votan 7 years ago

Congrats on what you have achieved. Huge! :))

I so hope you will hit all your targets. Cutting back forum time will be the hardest part, lol. :)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the support wesley =).

Brenda, wow, thanks for saying I'm an inspiration. Never thought I'd be that but I do get inspired from the other hubbers here who are wwaaaaaaayyyyy ahead of me =). Oh wait, you're actually one of those =).

Pacal, lol, you're quite right about the forums. I'm in it now, trolling as is my fashion. I'd better cut back LOL. =)


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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Hehehe great hub weeeeeeeeeeeeee congrats on your 50th... but I'm already ahead of you by 4 hubs already nyhahahaha...

Cheers emievil... you're an asset here...


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL, i'm okay with your 54 hubs =). I'll catch up with you later =).


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QouSay 7 years ago

Amazing! You guys really are working hard huh..


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

QouSay, Yup. Thanks for dropping by.


BadCo 7 years ago

Happy 50th, I am glad you are here, you brighten my day ; )


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks BC. You do give the nicest compliments! =)


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Jessica Horn 7 years ago

Those sound like some awesome goals Emie! I've become your fan because you obviously know what you're doing & I look forward to reading your posts & learning from you.


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hubber-2009 7 years ago from India

congrats for posting 50 hubs here...


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Jessica. =)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks hubber-2009. You have a cute puppy =)


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks emie, for your wonderful hub and congrats on all of your achievements, I hope to score 100 sometimes soon. thanks for sharing. creativeone59


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Good luck with the 100 score creativeone and thanks for dropping by and reading my hub.


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keira7 7 years ago

Congratulation for all your work. God Bless:)


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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks keira.


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mathira 4 years ago from chennai

Good goal setting and congrats on your achievement.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

It is great to have goals, and I am glad you were successful at them. I see you are at 100 hubber score. Congrats on that as well.

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