My Mileage on HubPages: Three Years and Counting

From Mars to Earth

As if I'm still dreaming of an awesome journey of Rover Curiosity to Planet Mars, and that was August 5, 2012...another historical date among the scientists who are working for NASA (National Aeronautical and Space Administration) of USA.

It's the same with my existence here at HubPages.

It was September 8, 2009 but I'll officially put it on the next day as I published my first-ever hub with lots of title changes.

It was a very thrilling experience, seeing my work published and getting my first reader or fan to comment.

From then on, rain or shine, hot or cold, for better or worse, in sickness or in health, I became 'addicted' with hub writing or its tweaked version called HubBlog.

An invitation to write a more original concept of ideas and already shared knowledge about everything became the starting goal of this hubber.

Little by little, you will know his various interests and advocacy, as you continue browsing this article.

Don't be mislead, what you think about me can be a hundred per cent true.

It will always show on my hubs.

My dream of going to Mars is far from reality.

Here I am on Earth, making a little difference in the circle of life where I am in.

HubPages and Travel Man

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A markerHubPages, California -
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The most awesome online writing community

B markerTravel Man, Philippines -
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My happy place

My active participation in Cooperativism

Seminar on Cooperative Management and Governance Aug.17-19, 2012(Photo by Travel Man)
Seminar on Cooperative Management and Governance Aug.17-19, 2012(Photo by Travel Man)

Critiquing and Receiving Accolades

It's hard to be a critic of other hubbers or the other way around.

What you read inside the Forums are awesome or even bashful sharing of opinions regarding general subjects to trivialities that make this online community writing site more exciting.

Should I stay or should I go? This was my dilemma during my first week of marathon writing on this site.

I should not succumb to doubt, I said to myself. After a quite lengthy of random thoughts that sprouted in my mind, I decided to document my travels as a seafarer and write my other interests and likings.

I may not be the best documentor here at HP, but my various ideas caught the attention of the local TV News personalities as they decided to base their show on my hub.

My first ever invitation to be on national television was not realized. I should go to Manila in order to grace the show. Anyways, I've been there already as a former radio personality and have several stints on drama production via local television station.

It's all about Cyber-bullying.

Here's part of the invite:

Hi Mr. Travel Man,

I'm Katherine Gajasan from GMA 7. We are currently doing a story about bullying to be aired on March 7, 2011 at GMA News Channel in the program Brigada. Hosted by Ms. Jessica Soho. regarding this, we would like to ask if ever we could talk to you regarding this subject.

Prior to that:

This hub was chosen by ABS-CBN staff (Sharmane Yu) to be part of their segment on CyBer Bullying c/o Ted Failon's weekend TV show-Failon Ngayon. She just called last Saturday (6Nov2010) to interview my niece and my sister in Manila, but they declined.

Because of the news on suicide because of cyber bullying, another invitation from Channel 7 came.

Hi travel_man1971!

I am Arky Agapito, a researcher from Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho of GMA 7. We are currently doing a story about bullying, airing this coming Saturday, June 25, 2011. We are looking for victims of cyber bullying. The case of people being bullied using the latest technology seems very alarming. Is there any way you can help us with this?


How about the political situation in my country, Philippines?

A student named Carla Fabe wrote this:

Can you add other more articles on this site? We had an activity in which we need to write our reflections about this. Uhm, I'm not really good at explaining, I'll just show you the format that my teacher gave. Anyway, the deadline is on Tuesday (August 25, 2011) I hope you would be able to reply before that upcoming date.

Or my first ever HubNugget nomination:

ripplemaker 2 years ago from Cebu, Philippines (Level 7 Commenter)

Hi Travelman, I wonder what I would do if I see flying bodies? LOL Hmmmm...

Well these strange places captured the Hubnuggets Team attention and so our congratulations to you and this hub for being nominated! Vote and promote please. :) http://hubpages.com/_hubnuggets10/hub/Signs-That-Y

Enjoy!

Note: ripplemaker is also part of the Elites on HubPages. She's a Filipina and I'm proud that she's been inspiring lots of writers from this archipelago to indulge in hubbing.

With all the critiquing and accolade? I received more than what I expected.


I'm thankful with your support.

Randomly selected HubPages profile photos from my followers (Painted by Travel Man)
Randomly selected HubPages profile photos from my followers (Painted by Travel Man)

Being a follower and being followed, too!

"I'll rub your back, as you rub mine."

More often than not, this jargon will be true with writers on Hubpages.

Probably not.

Most of the times, we are inspired by other writers who are wholeheartedly contributing on this site.

From the usual How-to hubs up to the personal rants on politics and advocacy on banner themes or subjects being tackled, I've been following other hubbers due to their trust on me and my site on HubPages.

The usual clicks of the mouse from randomly following new and seasoned hubbers paved the way on finding more sincere individuals who really appreciate my plight online.

Just the same, I'm returning the favor of diligently following them, although, it's been a busy year for me since the last quarter of 2009.

HubPages keeps on changing, for a more convenient place to write online.

Hubbers are part of the change and we are obliged to support that positive move.

3rd Year Badge of Travel Man on HubPages(Thru: Capture-A-Screenshot)
3rd Year Badge of Travel Man on HubPages(Thru: Capture-A-Screenshot)

I write what I do, I do what I write..

If there's something we can impart on a positive change of this world, it should start from us.

There's no room for hateful or bashful remarks that can only bring negativity on this online writing site.

I may be hurt physically by other living entities that brought harm on my part, I will reflect on it, then I'll share it here, so that others may learn from that particular blunder in my life.

You'll be familiar with my advocacy as it is reflected on my hubs.

Whenever and wherever I go, I'll always look for signal to activate my net-book online, so that I can share with you what's happening inside my world.

Who knows, I'll be one of the first group that will board M/V HubPages (this is a cruise ship), that will help me appreciate more the camaraderie emanating from here.

What do you think?


M/V HubPages - a Cruise Ship of the Future (Painted by Travel Man) (Photo used is MSC Melody)
M/V HubPages - a Cruise Ship of the Future (Painted by Travel Man) (Photo used is MSC Melody)

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iluvdj0612` 4 years ago from Province of Rizal, Philippines

Good job travel_man! keep on writing good hubs!!!


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lheelhierose 4 years ago from Cardona, Rizal ,Philippines

Congratulations travel_man... :) and thank you for your kind words. Keep it up and cheers to you. :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Three years speaks well for the HubPage site. Obviously it works well for you as you work for it. Congrats on the milestone..and I will still be following you. Voted UP.


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Hey Traveling Man, great hub and very interesting. Thanks for sharing your personal experiences and writing it all very well. Congrats on your a real milestone, and more applause for your dedication and "sticking" with your writing. Voted up and You Rock!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Wow, congratulations on three whole years at Hubpages! You are now officially an "old-timer!" It is amazing how you have been involved in your local community and on a television show, all because of Hubpages. Thanks for sharing such inspiring stuff!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Big congrats to you for being here on HP for three years. Enjoyed read your hub about your experiences while writing here on HP. Hope you have much more success in the future writing here on HP and in life !


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Very inspiring! It makes me wanna do more and continue hubbing. I'm pleased to have landed on your hub and eager to read the rest.

Congratulations!

P.S. Voted up and will be sharing, so others may get inspired and motivated.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Congratulations on three years! I can't imagine as the last three months have been a blur to me! Interesting to read about you and your experiences! Keep the smile and the friendliness going! Great job!


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tobint44 4 years ago from North Carolina

Congratulations on your accomplishments. You are an inspiration to us new "hubbers!"


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@iluvjo612: Thanks, kabayan! I hope we could have a HubPages Meet-Up here in Manila, so that we can also promote the importance of this writing site.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@lhilhierose: Thank you for recognizing my efforts here @ HP. I really need a support group (friends-hubbers) to boost me up on my third stay in this writing site online.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@carol7777: With all my heart, I'll still hang tight on HP, on the next succeeding years. Thank you for the support. :)


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@eHealer: Thank you so much! At times, the reception on my hubs are not that much, but I'm keeping my feet on the ground and write steadfastly. And now, I am slowly reaping what I planted here. Thank you for trusting my site. :)


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@prairieprincess: Hi, there, Teacher PP! LOL! Yes, I'm already an old timer, a three-year- old hubber with lots of things offing in my mind that will still grace on my pages here @ HP.

Thank you for gracing here. :)


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@kashmir56: Same to you! Thanks. Hope we all stay longer here on HubPages. :)


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@CrisSp: Thank you for finding me. You're in luck to be another successful hubber here at HP. Best of luck to you, too!


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@rcrumple: Thank you, Sir, for always leaving nice posts on my hubs. I'm grateful with your gesture.


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@tobint44: Thank you so much, for taking a look at this hub. Count me as your follower, too and good luck on your hubbing life.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I know that three years wasn't a short time. You are success now. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@prasetio30: Thanks, Pras. Everyone is taking part of so-called SUCCESS here on HubPages. :)

You, too are also emanating success due to your awesome hubs. :)

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