After A Year At HubPages

It's Been Quite A Year!
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It's Been More Than A Year

I just realized that I have been a part of HubPages for over a year. Fifteen months to be exact. I remember why I started here. I was trying to find a “quick, easy” way to make money to fund my tutoring business. I came across this site and have never left…at least not on purpose!

When I discovered HubPages, I rediscovered my passion for writing. I have written most of my life, but had strayed away from it in my first marriage. There was too much drama in my life to have time for writing – except for the occasional poem or short story for college. Until I discovered HubPages, I had forgotten how much I truly missed writing.

Once I started writing, I found it hard to stop. I don’t always have the greatest ideas to write about, and I still haven’t even made my first payout, but I have found a home here on HubPages. I found a community of supportive people who also happen to be some of the greatest writers from around the world. I found people willing and able to help me through the process of becoming a better writer. I found new friends that will be friends forever.

I have written many types of writing here. I still love writing about my students, but I have found that I can also write about other things – health, religion, views on America, issues that affect everyone. As I said before, I may not be the best writer on all of these subjects, but I do enjoy writing about it all. Because the community here is so supportive, I have felt comfortable trying new things. I get support and constructive criticism from writers who really know their stuff. It makes writing more enjoyable.

I have learned a lot about myself in the process of writing for HubPages this last year or so. I have learned how to write through my personal issues and share them with others who may have the same issues. I have been able to read about others who have similar issues and learn from them. I have gained great knowledge about myself and the world, just by being here on this site.

I look forward to being on HubPages for a long time. I have tried writing for sites that pay more money, but I have never found a site that I treasure as much as I do HubPages. Thank you friends for allowing me to be in your presence!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

We are the lucky ones! I love this site too, and I can't imagine not writing for it. I thank you, sincerely, for your following, and for being a positive force in this community. Congratulations my friend!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you Bill! You are one one of the reasons I stay!


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

I have enjoyed your articles and comments. Some of your classroom experiences sound familiar to me.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you for reading Rochelle!


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....a very warm and sincere congratulations on this amazing feat and here is to 15 more months with health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family in the coming new year - and sending you good thoughts from lake erie time ontario canada


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you Epi! Good thoughts being sent your way, as well!


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John-Rose 4 years ago from USA

It's great to hear that HP has helped you grow as a berson. I'm a new Hubber here and I'm realy liking it. I can't wait 'till my 15 month mark. ~ John


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Welcome John! HubPages has helped me in so many ways! Don't blink because the time here flies!


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molometer 4 years ago

Congratulations on reaching this 15 month milestone.

Time sure does fly here. I have been here over a year too and like you I have learned so much about so many things.

It truly is a brilliant community. I am happy to be on this journey with you.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thanks for reading molometer! I had thought you had been here long before me!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Is amazing how fast fifteen months goes by when you are busy writing. I enjoy your posts and look forward to many more to come. You have had quite a year, glad that you are able to follow your passion of writing. Congratulations!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you teaches! The time really has flown! I am glad that you enjoy my writing!


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molometer 4 years ago

I have been on hubpages for just 13 months. So I'm a newbie compared to you. :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I love hearing about writers here and their experiences. Thanks for sharing all of this.


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Thank you for reading, Carol!


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HattieMattieMae 3 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Yes I feel the same way. We have a very beautiful community here! Awesome writers, and glad we met! :)


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Hattie - I love this community - I don't know another online community that is as supportive as this one - we may not always agree on everything, but we help out one another...it is a wonderful community to be a part of! And I am also glad we met!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is an interesting read. I haven't been here for long, but I am sure I will be on for a long time! I love this community!

I have made time to write in recent years, but not to this extent. I have enjoyed the process of brainstorming ideas, researching them, and constructing the hubs. It is amazing how many ideas I have, too!

It is very nice to hear your experience in writing in this community for over a year. Good luck in your next year!


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... Author

Kathryn...Thanks for reading! And welcome to Hubpages!

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