Paying It Forward: The Effects of Sharing People's Articles on Social Media Networks

What Are You SHARING?

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Have You Noticed This "SHARING" Phenomenon?

You may have recently noticed the phrase: "Thanks for SHARING" lately in Hubber's Comments lately. I am referring to the all-caps in the word SHARING. What is that all about?

Well, the idea came from Brett.Tesol in the recent Hub: "Do You Like to Share? Let's Help Everyone Get More Readers!"

Brett's Hub started off as a great idea that seems to be going viral on HubPages.

So what is this all about? Well, if you know Brett, than you will know that Brett likes to share Hubs. Whether in the Hub Feed, on Facebook or Twitter, Brett likes to share!

See, Brett understands that when you share other people's work, they just might share yours. And if you read Brett's Hub, you will get a very simple message: Pay It Forward!

  • Select a few low score or outdated Hubs (or new Hubs) from people you follow.
  • Comment on those Hubs. Be sure to leave insightful comments!
  • SHARE the Hubs on your Social Media Network!

That is the first part of Brett's ingenious strategy. The next part illustrates how to let those followers know that you shared their article. How can we do that? Well, as Brett suggests, we should add to the bottom of our comment, the phrase:

"Thanks for SHARING!"

When the Hub author sees this, they will know that this article has been shared by the commentor and to keep it going, the author will in turn do the same for the commentor. He or she will go to a Hub of the person who left a comment and leave a comment on one or two of their Hubs, and will leave the same message at the bottom of the comment once they have SHARED in their own network.

So that is what all the "SHARING" chatter is about. Make sure to read Brett's Hub from the link above. I urge you to jump on the bandwagon and start "Paying it Forward"! We have nothing to loose by sharing great articles and the HubPages community becomes tighter and more accessible when we all lend a helping hand. Let's face it, we can all use the traffic and what better way to gain traffic than to help out our friends and colleagues? SHARE something today!

Here's to you Brett! Cheers and Bottoms Up!

THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

JSMatthew~

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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

Yes, I read Brett's article earlier this week. And I have been sharing quite a bit. And I want to thank you for SHARING!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Thanks for SHARING!:)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.. :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@HSB: Hello Dearest homesteadbound! Brett haS a great idea and I wanted to expand it a little and SHARE it! Thank you for your comment and please never stop writing...or SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Sunshine for SHARING and stopping by! I always look forward to your words!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tammyswallow: It was not my idea, I am just paying it forward and SHARING! I appreciate you because you comment on every Hub I write! You are the best! SHARE ON!

JSMatthew~


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Thank you JSMatthew for expanding on Brett's hub. This is something I started doing when I figured out the share button. I started it when I read older hubs that the hubbers had not received any comments. I love it and hope it has helped traffic for some of those writings. THANKS FOR SHARING


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Wow .... I am really honored!!!! A very nice gesture J.S.Matthew :-).

If anyone is looking for like minded PEOPLE THAT WILL SHARE IN RETURN, remember to browse the comments of this hub and my hub, as there are many hubbers that like to share!!

Thank you for the tribute!!! SHARED SOCIALLY and voted up + awesome.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello mljdgulley354! I too have been doing this since the Share buttons came about. It's a wonderful thing! Since Brett introduced the idea, I have seen an increase in traffic and I think it will work as long as people keep it going. SHARING is the only way to get new traffic from "old" sources. That's what the community is all about! Thank you for your comment. I wonder if Brett will find this...

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Brett.Tesol: It is my honor to share your idea Brett! I hope that you are satisfied with the attribution of your article. You have created a wonderful stir in the SHARING process, and I just wanted to remind everyone or at least share with those who have not yet caught on. I am off to pay it forward to the commentors of this Hub. I will have to revisit your Hub later! There are many who are joining the legions of SHARING and this can only get better, thanks to you!

JSMatthew~


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Good explanation for those who haven't seen the original post by Brett. Voting this Up and Useful. And thanks for SHARING.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks alocsin! I appreciate you paying this forward!

JSMatthew~


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

One hubber have that idea :D I read it and so I am doing it too on some of my post. Thanks dor sharing :D


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I'm off to Brett's Hub, Thanks for SHARING : )


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

This sharing bandwagon is great. It feels good to pay it forward. Nice Hub - voted up!


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

Like mljdgulley, once I figured out the share button, I loved to share hubs that I enjoyed reading. Thank you for posting this...paying this forward.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@cebutouristspot: I am glad to pass on the information! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Jennifer Essary: Happy to pay it forward! Thanks for leaving your comment!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Kristine Manley: This is the bandwagon to jump on! Paying it forward and SHARING are fruitful in many ways! Thanks for your votes and comment!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I appreciate that tlpoague. I thank you for paying this FORWARD! I assure you that it is my pleasure...

JSMatthew~


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Jangaplanet 4 years ago

I read Brett's hub a few days ago. Fascinated by how he's managed to spread this idea across. I actually did not even know we had a share button, till it was mentioned! go figure! Up and interesting and SOCIALLY SHARING!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Jangaplanet! Brett is very active and very intelligent. He always finds a way! Maybe I should SHARE the share button in this Hub so people know more about it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I appreciate your votes SOCIAL SHARING. Thank you kindly!

JSMatthew~


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Ian Dabasori Hetr 4 years ago from Papua New Guinea

Read Bret's hub and its very interesting a hub. Useful and has good potential of gaining extra readership. SOCIAL SHARING IT


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

I had noticed the rise in the 'thanks for SHARING' and now I know why. I will be checking out Bretts hub too. Thank you for sharing.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Well, what an insightful hub as well as as wonderful explanation of the all caps SHARING phenomena! Thanks for SHARING, and I've done my part by sending this onward via social channels:)


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

Bret is a genius who helps so many!! JS, you did a great job explaining what Brett is doing and what we can all do.

Loved it! Voted up and shared!! Thanks for SHARING! :-)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing, I'm off to check out Bretts hub - an excellent idea!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I will be SHARING and I always vote. I also read Bret's hub. I saw someone say they were sharing with Google how do you do that?


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Looks like you got your answer. Seems Brett's genius is overflowing and he's SHARING it with all of us who can pay this forward and keep everything growing!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ian Dabasori Hetr: It is definitely working! We just have to keep it up! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@debbie roberts: Yes, the SHARING is going viral and many people are getting an increase in traffic! Glad you're on the wagon with us!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@DonnaCosmato: Thank you for your comment and for SHARING on your social media!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@sholland10: Yes he is! I appreciate you stopping by and for SHARING this with your followers!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Movie Master: It was Brett's idea, I am merely paying it forward! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@moonlake: Voting is a great way to show the author appreciation for their article! When someone says they are sharing on Google, they are referring to Google+ which is very similar to Facebook without all the garbage! Check it out: https://plus.google.com/ Hope to see you out there!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@tillsontitan: Yes, Brett is a wonderful Hubber who likes to share and help out others. He is very inspirational! I am having trouble trying to keep up with everyone here!

JSMatthew~


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Sharing is caring. I have to admit this is something I am striving to work on again this year.Thanks so much for a wonderful reminder. Thumbs up! :)


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wheelinallover 4 years ago from Central United States

Caring and SHARING is something we as a business have been doing including other hubbers hubs which somehow adds to a message we want to get out. We couldn't hit the share it everywhere button because some of the places we share would ban us if we shared hubs there.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello AEvans! Sharing IS Caring!

I think We are ALL working on sharing. It is hard because it takes from our own writing time. We all have limited time that we can spend reading and writing, and much of the time goes to responding to comments and writing new Hubs. Brett has reminded us that Now Is The Time To SHARE!

I am happy to remind you but remember that this was originally Brett.Tesol's idea! I am merely paying it forward. Be sure to support Hubbers when you really enjoy reading and learning from their articles, otherwise, you have wasted the author's time and your own. (I am not referring to you personally; this is a rhetorical comment!)

I wasted a lot of time trying to get followers and trying to be number one. No one can be number one; we all follow each other and sometimes we teach others something, many times others teach us. In most cases, what others show us is a refresher of something we knew or never fully understood.

I appreciate your comment! You have been on HubPages twice as long as me, and your comment is a testimony for longevity and an inspiration to keep on writing and sharing! Never give up and keep on SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello wheelinallover! Unfortunately, we can't "share all" but that may be a good thing. I think if we focus on where and what we want to share we can really help develop effective relationships and marketing. It is definitely a process in learning and we make mistakes that we learn from. I know that I have learned a lot in the last year (from the many mistakes I have made) as HubPages continues to change and grow. Thank you for your comment (the shortest comment from you yet lol!) and I am grateful for your SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Pleased to see you hub is a success!

The more people share, the more traffic they will get in return, so EVERYONE WINS!

This is also good for search engine traffic, as Google will see more people visiting and rate that as a popular/good place to send searchers ... at least I have noticed an increase.

Very impressed you have replied to every comment ... I just couldn't when I first launched the idea ... still catching up now! lol but, I AM RETURNING a comment and share for each share (at the very least), almost caught up now (he says lol ... what a great thing to be able to say).

Thanks for SHARING the care to share approach with even more people.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hey Brett! Yes, traffic is doing well for a new Hub. You are right, the more we share the better it is for everyone. I have now made it a habit that every Hub I leave a comment on I also share with followers, share on FB and Twitter and even sometimes Digg the articles as well. It has become my standard practice. It is not easy to reply to all comments and I do it on most of my Hubs but not all. I have found that commenting on each post retains friendships and encourages consistent reading of new Hubs. It really is all about the community! I am sure you will be able to go back in your Hub and share with all that commented. Thanks for coming back. I hope the momentum doesn't fade!

JSMatthew~


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ladyauthor47 4 years ago from Texas

Thanks for this hub article. I never considered this idea until you pointed it out and suggested the link for further reading. I went to the other hub and the information to be very thought prevoking and well worth considering as I use the Hub Hopper to review new hubs.

Thanks for SHARING


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello ladyauthor47! Using the "HubHopper" is a great way to help out the community because you can rate up and comment as well as flag substandard or spam Hubs. Brett's idea was a really good one and I have to say that it works as long as people keep sharing. If everyone that is involved sticks to this, we will all experience an increase in traffic. I know it has worked for me! Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate you SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Hi J.S.Matthew,

Just to let you know that I have released some interesting results about this here:

http://brett-tesol.hubpages.com/hub/How-you-can-In...

I have also inserted a link to this hub, so I hope a few people will take the time to join up and read a few of your hubs and of your followers that SHARE.

Cheers for now,

Brett


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dragnhaze 4 years ago

I have always enjoyed sharing a great read, and there's no better way to bring a community closer together. Thanks for SHARING


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Maximizer 4 years ago from San Jose, Costa Rica

I've been doing this whenever I get on Hubpages for the past few weeks and the results are absolutely AMAZING. I'm new here, but already I'm finding the community to be open and helpful, not to mention friendly. I usually share on Twitter and Facebook, though sometimes I'll submit the hub to Digg and Stumbleupon if it's not there yet. Well, here's the obligatory thanks for SHARING!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Brett.Tesol: Hey Brett! Thanks for coming back and I appreciate you adding this link to your Hub! I have been very busy preparing for the upcoming contest and that is why it took me so long to write back! I am off to read your Hub now! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@dragnhaze: Brett's idea is very useful and it is working out well! I appreciate your comment! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Maximizer: Hello! SHARING each other's work is the foundation of getting traffic to our Hubs. Since we started this little experiment, my traffic has significantly increased! I am so happy that we can help a new Hubber right from the start! The community on HubPages is like no other on the web. In my 2 1/2 years here, I have made many friends and not so many enemies. I appreciate your comment and Welcome to HubPages! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Matthew, I was seeing that a lot on my pages and didn't know why that one word was capitalized, but, now I know. Thanks for enlightening. SHARING


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

What I don't like about the "Thanks for sharing", comment game is, it doesn't have originality, & is more generic than being sincere to tell you the truth.

I think people just want an easy way out of having to read peoples hubs, and simply wanna breeze on by, judging by the lack in insightful comments I receive daily, I feel this is the hidden purpose & agenda behind the whole simply leaving a Thanks for sharing comment everywhere.

Now if it is grouped with an insightful comment than I see it as being OK, but don't just write THANKS FOR SHARING and think it is enough for the hubpages system to accept, because its always watching our every move here.

Good luck on that game whom ever started it here, but I'll keep reading peoples hubs in their full entirety, no matter how long they appear to be. I'm here to truly share with folks, not to play a little comment game, but its to each ones own I guess. Oh by the way Thanks for sharing this continuation to the already ridiculous original thanks for sharing hub.

Inspiration is one thing, but trickery well, that's for kids like they use to tell that silly rabbit said in the Trix cereal commercial.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

See a comment is only a true comment to me if people meant it, I like this hub but I just don;t like if people aren't being genuine, and I'm sure hubpages frowns upon that part as well. Being insightful while sharing is important whether it be a comment, a posting, a hub, a forum discussion.

Brett was cool to create such a sharing campaign, but it seems people are becoming more in-genuine in a race to get high stats. That's my fear, that the greatness in authors is going to be passed by, and its not cool, at least that part.

I worked very hard to get where I'm at on the web, and in hubpages, and for people to just leave such a weak comment for the fact of numbers makes me feel cheated, this sharing idea is cool, but needs to be also shown differently, not everyone is here to use good integrity, sharing should be with true intentions & true integrity.

That's what we all deserve as authors of creative works, and its the least we could receive. This is why the hubpages system is built to weed out the in-genuine folks, and praise the genuine ones.


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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Thanks formsharing this new ideology :)


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Thanks a lot! You made me feel bad. I have most of this stuff (how to share, how to generate traffic, how to make $ by hooking your tracking number on stuff, how to look like you know what you are doing) bookmarked. I am trying to make a living here, and I never needed the internet. Now I am way behind the pack, all I can see is runners ahead of me.

Thanks for freaking sharing, pal.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@PDXKaraokeGuy: Glad to help! Welcome aboard!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@CloudExplorer: Hello! I can understand your concern with this but I assure you, if you look at the comments where I "SHARE" you will see that I actually read the article and leave relevant comments. I am not trying to Spam people and I only read and SHARE articles that I enjoy and think my friends and networks will enjoy as well. Just ask any of my followers.

Everyone has different reasons for being on HubPages. When I joined 2 1/2 years ago, I did it solely to make money after being laid off from a job. What I learned is, you don't make money fast and you need to make connections to get traffic. The best way to make connections is through reading other's Hubs and commenting. SHARING is the next step after that. I want to share people's work that I think can help or educate other people.

I get decent traffic to my Hubs and I am happy with the feedback I receive from my followers and even those who don't follow me but stop by because they were interested in the title, and enjoyed reading the article enough that they were willing to leave a comment.

I totally agree with you that misuse of sharing can become "spammy" and I make every effort to leave an insightful comment. So please don't think that I am randomly commenting on anyone's Hubs. I read the article, leave a comment and then share it with my social networks. Isn't that what networking is???

So if I read one of your Hubs (in full) and left a relevant comment, you wouldn't want me to share it with my networks because this is a "game"? Like I said, everyone is on HubPages for different reasons. I, myself, am here to publish quality material that readers can connect with, make some friends, and build my network which helps increase my earnings.

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@CloudExplorer: Yes, I agree that generic comments can be disheartening. To look at it in a positive light, not every comment is going to be long and insightful. I appreciate that people at least take the time to say that they read and enjoyed the article. Maybe they are short on time? Who knows? Traffic is traffic and that is what makes money. So if someone stops by and says 3 words, well, thanks for the traffic!

Some people may take this idea an not use it to full capacity. Their reputations will be destroyed as no one will take them seriously if they leave 3 word comments on hundreds of Hubs.

You have left me 2 insightful comments and I appreciate that! You words show your determination and your respect for quality; that is admirable. I read your Hub (about your goal on HP starting tomorrow...)before I came back here to comment. I was afraid to leave you praise because I think you would feel I was being superficial, because If I did leave a comment, I would share your article as well; that is how I perform my HubPages rituals.

I have been doing this for a long time (reading, commenting then sharing)and merely brought it to light by writing this Hub after reading Brett's. If anyone is a super-commentor, it is Brett!

The true testament to great articles and authors is not exclusive to the HubPages community. The community is the back bone and the biggest support and critic. If people outside HubPages (search engines, social media) find our articles, then that to me is real success as a published author. I am not publishing articles exclusively for HubPages, I am writing them for the world!

I can see that you have worked very hard in the short time you have been here. You have great articles and great readership. I commend you on your success and wish you the best! I hope that you can understand my intention with writing this article. It is not to spam but to merely share what I enjoy. Thanks for your comments!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Trsmd: You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@WD Curry 111: You're welcome...I think...

JSMatthew~


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Thanks. I was joking and you know it. I'll never catch up, but I am gaining speed. I am involved with other efforts, and my stint here has really opened my eyes. I may never be a great hubber, but HubPages has helped me learn how it all works. It will enhance my web presence in time. Who knows, I might even pocket a little jingle on the way.

SHARING works all over.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I thought you were joking WD, but I have been a little paranoid lately lol! Just take your time. I didn't even start doing anything at all on HubPages for over a year. I wrote a few Hubs and disappeared because I wasn't making money...then I discovered the community and the social aspect of HubPages, and now I can't stop! Then Panda happened, and I had to start all over again! But I am making some dough and happy because I make more each month. It's not a ton yet, but enough that people raise an eyebrow when I tell them that I make it as passive income. Work hard now, reap the benefits over the long run.

You are a fine Hubber and a great commentor. I see you in the feed all the time! Just do your thing and it will all work out! I always appreciate your comments and SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York

I always write "thanks for sharing" because I appreciate that someone has shared their thoughts or ideas on their hubs. But this is a cool use of those words too! Thanks for SHARING!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello bizzymom! SHARING is a great way to show author appreciation. I appreciate your comment!

JSMatthew~


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

The SHARING explosion is terrific. I know a few people were doing it occasionally and with no fanfare, but Bretts's article, and now yours,have gotten so many more people involved. A very good thing indeed. :) SHARING all the time. :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Hurray on that awesome Comment, wow @ J.S. Mathew, I am surprised to see your intense level & power of observations. You have answered my response in such a kind, and well thought out manner, and for that I am honored to be in your presence as well.

Thanks for paying my newest hubs tribute, and for sharing them with me as well as with countless others here, it goes to show your true spirit of sharing, and awesome positive outlook on our performance as an entire community.

I knew you were a community leader here, prior to commenting on this hub, and had a feeling you would react in such a manner, there after my tough response I posted.

I try my best to be honest as to what I'm experiencing here & with great care, as well as keeping in mind as you've stated that this is the world we authors are writing to.

I am truly appreciative for what you've done here by clarifying your true purpose with such a hub, and for that of your presence in the hubpages system a fellow hubber of our, and by remaining humble enough even though your leadership role here is of such a high stature.

To be this humble is quite an amazing characteristic to possess, and I can only hope to learn to become more like you some day, especially if I am to ever play such a significant role in any organization.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello again CloudExplorer! Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate your honesty and feel that honesty is the best way to go to maintain a good reputation, even if it hurts a little sometimes! I am glad that I have cleared up my intentions and that you understand the degree of this SHARING activity, and realize it is not a game, scam or spam. Thanks you again for your insight.

JSMatthew~


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Yes.... Thanks for SHARING:)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@thumbi7: Hello and thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

J.S.Matthew - so glad to have included this hub in my latest hub luv hub. By doing so, I was able to nab both you and Brett.Tesol!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello homesteadbound! I appreciate your back link very much! Brett is a genius and it was only proper for me to expand on his project! I am heading over to your Hub now! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

As you and Brett have both noted, we all win when quality content on HubPages is shared with the Internet community. And the camaraderie that is created through the mutual sharing brings the HP community closer together too.

Voted up and SHARED.


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

I only share the hubs that I have read and I try to leave authentic comments. And then I'll usually follow that person and leav fan mail.

Thanks for SHARING.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yes, the idea of sharing is well appreciated. Cheers to Brett.Tesol. Great hub and SHARED.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@L.L. Woodard: I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for stopping by and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@peoplepower73: That is the best way to do it! It is a waste if we don't actually read and enjoy what we are SHARING! By following them and leaving fan mail, you have stepped the whole process up a full notch! Thanks for your comment and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Thelma Alberts: Yes, Cheers to Brett and for all who are using his simple idea to make HubPages a better place! Thanks for stopping by and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

I would like to let you know that your kind act of sharing one of my hubs helped in increasing my daily page views considerably.

I have acknowledged this in my new hub"My hub views shot up from 60 to 395 in a day: "Thanks for SHARING"

This happened after you shared the hub"Confident children" in reddit.com. In a single day that hub alone received 200 views from reddit.com

That was a big leap from my daily average of 60 views.

I sincerely THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.


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wheelinallover 4 years ago from Central United States

Sharing has been working for both the corporation and our hubs in a big way. Page ranking for hubs has increased with the added back links. The comments and retweeting on social sites seem to be helping also.

One of the factors search engine "bots" look at is reputation. Social sharing with good comments on the social sites help increase it. This is just one of the benefits of social sharing.

Hub pages has long understood how to increase each authors reputation in house, and with all the social sharing which is happening now it will increase the value of the whole site once again.

Now that we are all on sub domains more of the back linking and reputation of our work fall to us the users.

Helping each other increase our subdomains value is something we should all be taking seriously.

J. S. Matthew, you had it right my last comment here was too short. I hoped you guessed I would be back with a well optimized comment to give you a boost.

SHARING this once again with my twitter followers, this time the corporate account.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@thumbi7: Wow, what an awesome testimony to the power of SHARING! I really am glad that this happened for you and I hope that your traffic continues to grow. I really appreciate you coming back to this Hub and Brett's Hub as well, to tell us of your experience. If anyone doubts the power of SHARING, they can read your comment! Do you mind if I use your comment in a Hub I am publishing soon? I would be using it as a screenshot and it will be displayed just as it is written? You are welcome for the SHARE and I thank you for coming back and letting me know how well it worked out for you!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@wheelinallover: Hello! It's great to hear that the stats for HubPages as a whole are increasing due to the SHARING as well as the individual Hub articles themselves. Yes, search engine bots do look for popularity and it seems that the longer the article is with different content types (video, original photos, etc.) the better it does in the ranking. Comments definitely help if they are longer than a few words.

I also think that the switch to sub domains was a good one and I have seen an increase in my traffic since they switched over. It also helps that we are no longer recognized as one domain so that we are not compared to the spammers and low quality publishers; we stand on our own.

We should all help each other out by sharing as you have mentioned. I think the issue is getting people to understand how to share, get signed up (a lot of people don't like Facebook) and get them to do it. I never used to share as frequently as I do now but I have seen a huge difference and increase of organic traffic the more I do SHARE. I figured you'd come back and I am glad you did! I appreciate you re-sharing this with your corporate account. I always appreciate your comments! Thanks again!

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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

Please feel free to use my comment in your hub. I feel previleged to be part of "sharing".

This should continue and should not die down as many hubbers may get benefited out of this.

Thank you.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you thumbi7! I'll let you know when I publish it as it will be a contest submission for next month's contest! I agree that we have to keep doing this. I always share on just about every Social Site when I leave a comment on a Hub. It's part of my routine!

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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Sorry Mathew 2 weeks back I have landed in this page and gone to the link of Brett.Tisol and missed to comment here. Really wonderful technology of spinning the page in social sites. Tanks for SHARING:)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Trsmd! I am glad that you decided to come back and leave a comment. I appreciate that and for your SHARING!

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roc6 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Great idea, I found your hub from Brett.Tisol. Thanks for SHARING.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello roc6! I am happy to hear that you were referred here from Brett's Hub! I appreciate you checking this out and for your comment! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

J.S. Really needed this hub. Great reminder to help one another. Thanks for SHARING.

Voted up and awesome.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

You did a great job here of illustrating this phenomenon. I agree totally and share hubs that are well written and or have a great subject that I think others will want to read. I also am careful to not spam anyone, but to use this judicially!

Thanks for SHARING!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Great idea I will share more!!


Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago

When we pay it forward, we not only help our writer friends, we help other readers who may otherwise have missed the hub. That's why I link wherever I can, and I enjoy SHARING!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I beleive in the concept of "Pay It Forward so wholeheartedly, it is the name of one of my businesses..."Pay It Forward."

BTW...Thanks for sharing!


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I was wondering what the SHARING was, thanks for writing this. and thanks for SHARING!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Great topic! Will do more and more sharing! Voted up! Take care!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@rajan jolly: Thanks for stopping by and for SHARING! I always appreciate your comments!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Curiad: Sharing is the foundation of any active network. I am glad that you are in mine! Spamming is a no-no and I once learned that lesson fast! I was sharing the same link with a bunch of people very frequently and my score dropped significantly. I figured out what I was doing wrong and ever since I fixed it, things have been improving! Thanks for stopping by and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@kelleyward: Sharing is like Karma; it works both ways! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Marcy Goodfleisch: You add a great point to this conversation. I have often missed Hubs that I was interested in, only to find the links on Facebook later on. Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@fpherj48: That is a very cool business name! It is also a great philosophy to live by! Thanks for your comment and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Daughter Of Maat: I am happy to help to explain what the SHARING is all about! Thanks for stopping by!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@urmilashukla23: SHARING helps out the whole community! Thank you for your comment and vote!

JSMatthew~


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buckleupdorothy 4 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

Oooo. Well that explains a lot. Thanks a ton for the explanation, and thanks for Sharing!


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Great idea. Happy to see that all is moving around here.

Almoast forget, Thanks for SHARING!


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Mathew,

I joined Hubpages 2 years ago with a lot of enthusiasm. Once inside, I learned that I had come to the right place to express my ideas as well as to get to know a lot of lovely people.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to continue hubbing with the same fervor with which I had joined because of my freelancing activities that was providing me a solid monthly income.

All along, I had been missing HP, but couldn't do anything about it.Recently, with a lot of changes happening on HP, I decided that I must continue writing here at least for the fun of it if not for the money. So I made a second beginning if I may say so and started reading more and commenting. I chanced upon this wonderful hub of yours and learned quite a few things about Hubpages.

Thanks for SHARING!! I like this. I read Brett's hub and realized what a wonderful idea it is to share the others' hubs with your own followers. Great idea!

Thanks for this wonderful hub!

Cheers

Rema


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@buckleupdorothy: Glad that this helps to explain it! Thanks for stopping by and for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@algarveview: It was Brett's idea! I am merely paying it forward! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@remaniki: Hello Rema and Welcome Back! The recent changes on HubPages have been very exciting! They have added sub-domains for our Hubs, Video Hubs, a bunch of new site features and now the Questions and Answers we ask/answer are included in our sub-domains so that we can potentially make more from the Ads placed on the questions! There is no doubt in my mind that HubPages will continue to add new, search-friendly, and Earnings-Friendly perks to the site! We are growing fast and furious! We are glad to have you back! Now is the time to get moving!

Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Brett is not only a nice fellow here on HubPages but has brought attention to the fact that if we support our fellow hubbers, we all win in the end. Thanks for highlighting his efforts. Many have joined the "bandwagon" so to speak, and I am one of them. Thanks for SHARING.


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Trish_M 4 years ago from The English Midlands

Hi :)

I only recently noticed the 'share' option in hubs, but, ever since, I have been sharing hubs that I find enjoyable, or interesting, with Hub followers and with Twitter ~ sometimes Facebook, too.

But I don't ask to be shared and I don't mention my 'votes up' or my 'shares' in the comments section.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Hubpages Hubber: Thank you! I appreciate you SHARING!

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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Peggy W: I agree with everything you said! Brett is great and we are having a nice ride on the bandwagon! Thanks for SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Trish_M: Hello! Sharing on social media can become very addicting! I almost always share Hubs that I comment on.I agree that we shouldn't ask to be shared or voted up. If a reader likes what we write, they will do it naturally! I appreciate you stopping by!

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Thank you internet promotion for your comment.

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livingabroad 4 years ago from Wales, UK

What a great idea by Brett. Such a phenomena deservedly needs to written about. After spending a very short time on Hubpages I found both your articles, amongst others so have recently decided to SHARE!

These inspirational pieces have led me to write a tribute as I, like many here, believe in this great idea. Hubbers like yourselves make the community a very enjoyable and friendly place to be in where help is only a click away.

I hope you don't mind me SHARING?! Thanks for your advice. Up and useful :)


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello livingabroad! Yes, Brett's idea was a great one and it is so good to see so many people joining in and helping each other out. Writing Hubs about Hubs is a great way to share and spread a common message and goal. I do not mind you sharing and I appreciate your comment and votes! Thanks for stopping by and adding to the wonderful HubPages community! As you mentioned, help is always just a click away!

JSMatthew~


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Mellonyy 4 years ago

Thumbs up, great content! Keep the good work up!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thanks Mellonyy! I appreciate your comment very much!

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

I am so glad I read this hub. I just started reading about sharing and how beneficial sharing is. Apparently, sharing is HUGE. I enjoy reading hubs and I share every now and then, but now I can see how beneficial it is to be more active in sharing. I'm sharing this hub because I think a lot of people could benefit from reading it. Thanks so much for sharing. P.S. Does it have to be in all caps? :) Thanks!


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mvillecat 4 years ago from Milledgeville, Georgia

Yes, when a Hub is of quality and good subject I share to facebook, twitter and pinterest. I do this for the benefit of my readers and followers.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@MarleneB: Hello! Sharing Hubs with the right networks can bring in a lot of traffic. Many of us have been experiencing increased traffic through social sharing. You don't have to use all caps to let others know that you are sharing. There are a variety of ways to let people know so choose whatever you feel comfortable with! I appreciate your comment and also for sharing!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@mvillecat: I do the same and also share on Google+. Sometimes I don't get much traffic but sometimes I get a nice surprise! Sharing is caring! Thanks for commenting.

JSMatthew~


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4fathers 4 years ago from The tiniest state in the union.

I highly agree more sharing increases traffic. Comments and sharing are important if you want to get your stuff out there.


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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

Thanks for SHARING this great information wit us! I would share and care even more! :-) Voted up, of course.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@4fathers: The more shares we reciprocate the more we get back. It's like karma. What goes around, comes around. Best to keep it positive! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jantamaya: I appreciate your comments, votes and of course...Thanks for Sharing!

JSMatthew~


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geetbhim 3 years ago from Ludhiana India

great hub and voted up! Thanks for sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you geetbhim! I appreciate you stopping by!

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Essence 3 years ago

Way to use the internet to help people solve prmlbeos!


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suraj punjabi 16 months ago from jakarta

Hi J.S.Matthew, This is a very interesting idea and a very inspiring one too. My question is I notice that this is quite an old article so does this method still work? And how to find out if someone has shared our articles elsewhere? Thank you.

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