The first 100 Hubs, A hubbers story.

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The First 100.

When I embarked on this Hub Page journey, I would never have thought that I would be writing an article charting my progress to 100 Hubs and beyond. You see I was not a person for following through on Internet 'schemes' as they always turned out to be so frustrating and disappointing. The promise of making loads of money for not much effort was always too irresistable for me not to have a go. Maybe this next thing would make the money I am looking for, I would always think to myself. But, time after time my excitement for a 'scheme' always wained fairly quickly after sign up usually because you had to part with even more money to get the full picture.

Not so with Hub Pages

On signing up with Hub Pages I think I knew in my heart that this was a forever type of thing. What you quickly realise when you start making friends in the community is that there is so much help available out there. You get help so readily from people you barely know. I haven't found this to be the case anyhere else on the internet. For me this has been one of the main reasons why I decided to give it a real shot. Once you begin making friends and getting supporters you feel like you are letting them down if you don't give it your best shot. If you look at it as though your followers are your customers you will treat your time here like a real business. And we should treat it like a business because we are all here to make money, however small an amount and however long it takes us to get this thing moving.

Eight months in and 100 Hubs written I am now seeing momentum gathering in many areas of my life and things are continuing to change.

That may or may not be anything to do with Hub Pages, but I believe that the discipline which is involved in becoming successful here transfers into other areas of your life. You may find, like I have, that your employment prospects change for the better or good things start coming your way.

You make it all worthwhile.

The story so far.

As well as finding lots of friends here since signing up writing has given me back my confidence and my get up and go which had 'got up and gone' has returned in a big way and I am grateful for that. Many good things have happened as a result also.

I have been writing on Hub Pages for 8 months at the time of writing ( 21st April 2012 ) After putting in consistent effort over this time has put me in a great position to move on and really start to achieve the goals I have set for myself. I now have a road map and hopefully know where I am going so long as my efforts remain consistent.

The day job continues to get in the way of what I really like doing, the hours seem to get longer and longer, but I can now see some light at the end of the tunnel and know that if I continue in the same manner things will become even better for me.

In my early weeks my first followers were so kind and encouraging and I am thankful for that. I knew that I had a lot to learn, but gained confidence from the brilliant comments you all made then and continue to make now.

The harder I seem to work in the day job, the harder I find it to create time for writing articles and all the other things you need to do to make a success for writing on the internet. I also believe that busy people get more done.....so if you are at this point then just remember to keep doing what you are doing and you will get there.

Creating momentum.

This is easy........DO THE 30/30 HUB CHALLENGE.

This was the single most important decision I have made whilst writing on Hub Pages. The support you get is amazing and really does kick start your momentum. Page views increase, earnings increase, your knowledge as a writer increases as does your own confidence to get the job done.

Once you have done a hub challenge and written to tight deadlines you will never look back and article writing will be well and truly part of your everyday life.

What's next for poshcoffeeco?

The race is on for the following so take note all you people out there who are not currently following my writing efforts-:

  • Target 1 - Achieve 500 followers by end of 2012.
  • Target 2 - Reach 200 hubs by end of 2012.
  • Target 3 - Be accepted onto Hub Pages Apprentice Scheme.
  • Target 4 - Become a Hub Greeter.

The above are my main goals for the rest of 2012 but it is my intention to improve the quality and content of my hubs in order to make the above targets become reality.



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kelleyward 4 years ago

What a great tribute to your followers. Congrats on achieving 100 hubs! Hubpages is an extremely supportive community of great people! Voted up! Take care, Kelley


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks kelleyward for reading and voting.As ever I really appreciate it.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Awesome and congrats on hitting the 100 hub milestone! Cheers to the next 100.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks Susan. Have a long way to go to catch you


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Tiger Mom 4 years ago from New York

Congrats! You are a model for so many of us hubbers. Way to go. Voted up and awesome.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Tiger Mom, you are too kind. Thanks for the comment and the generous votes.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Steve, WOW! You seemed to get to 100 in no time flat but I bet it felt like a hard graft at times. This is a great hub for encouraging anyone who is new to HP and also for those of us sneaking closer to 100, albeit slowly in my case :o)

Anyway, well done! Voted up, etc,etc. Here's to your next 100.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Jools99 you are almost there. 9 to go! It has really flown from 50 to 100. The30/30 hub challenge helped a lot. Thanks for the vote and comment


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your first 100. I wish you the best on all of your goals. I hadn't thought of it that way, but I do view my followers as customers - it makes the ephemeral "reader" so much more tangible. I want to provide all of them the best experience I can.


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Turtlewoman 4 years ago from California

Holy burrito! I can see my Facebook picture in that cool collage you got up there!! Steve you've gone a long way and accomplished so much! Thanks for sharing your journey and goals with us! It's very motivating! Congratulations and Good luck to you this year!! :-))


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Millionaire Tips,

I am glad we share the same views. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Kim,

thanks so much for your good wishes. It is nice that you find what I have to say motivating.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Congrats on your major milestone! You have achieved so much! You are an inspiration for many of us! All the best for your set targets! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up & Socially Shared.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

ishwaryaa22, your comments and votes are much appreciated as ever.


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blaeberry 4 years ago from Scotland

Congrats on reaching 100 hubs. I've only just started so this is inspiring.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

My advice to you blaeberry is take it one hub at a time and enjoy yourself. It will show in what you write. Thanks for commenting and good luck.


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What an awesome 100th Hub. I think you are right, it definitely helps to discipline you in other areas, I can see how it has helped form goals for you. A success story for sure. I love your facebook poster!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

rebeccamealey,

You are very kind, thanks for commenting. Glad you like the poster!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Aw thank you so much Posh! I have to give you a ton of credit - 100 hubs and a day job!

You are such a great writer - I do wish you could write full time too. I'm sure you are well on your way. I can't even keep up with you!

Up and everything!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Congratulations Steve on your 100th hub! Awesome hub and poster! As always you add fun to your hub creations! Looking forward to your next 100. Thank you for the shout-out. Keep on hubbin' Posh!:)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

You are welcome Linda, thanks as always for commenting and continuing to give me encouragement.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Hiya Kelly,

You're great, thank you so much for reading.Just do it one hub at a time and you too will soon be there.


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bmcoll3278 4 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

Great job on 100 I'm only at like 22 But like you I have enjoyed it very much and positive feed back I have had from people like you make me want to keep going. I am a fan and will keep reading you stuff. Bast of luck Brian.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Congratulations on that BIG 100 hubs. Wishing you both happiness and success..Enjoyed reading your article..Cheers


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Congratulations, my friend, on accomplishing another of your goals.

What a *posh* poster you created!

You were one of my first HubPages followers. I thank you for continuing to support my writing.

I shall continue to support your writing, Steve. You are a talented writer who is going to go far in his writing career. I have no doubts about that.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Steve, I thought you had been here a lot longer. You have accomplished so much in eight years and it's great to hear how doing the challenge has really got you going in other areas of your life. Very inspiring hub!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I have a feeling you're going to achieve your goals with time to spare after reading this hub. You've done a splendid job of thanking your friends along the way and the poster is superb. Congrats and keep on writin'!


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

Congratulations Steve - you've worked really hard and deserve your success. Your positivity is infectious, this was a lovely hub to read!

Voted up etc.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Congrats Steve! You are someone with great energy and verve---And I am thinking you will meet your goals!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India

Inspiring Hub, very useful for new Hubbers. Voted up and shared.


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

Congratulations on reaching such a milestone!! Not everyone can write 100 hubs, I am so glad that you are working towards your goals and not stopping. Good luck in the future!!


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TwilightDream 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Congrats for your first century! I wish you reach more number of centuries here in HubPages!! Very inspiring hub!!!


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Sonya L Morley 4 years ago from Edinburgh

Great article, I have no doubt you will achieve those goals, I only wish I had the motivation. Your writing has a real energy in it that makes it fresh and appealing to the reader, congratulations on 100 hubs, I'm glad to be one of your followers.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

CONGRATS! Don't forget the NEXT target: 100K views by the end of 2012. WE CAN DO IT!! Hehe, funny you put my name in there...I'm almost to 100. Almost - I'm working on #92 as I write this, so technically I'm 8 away. Just 8. Oh man, oh man! So close...yet...so...far. Ha! Great job, Steve. You've been one of my main inspirations here on HP. You're AWESOME!


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

Congrats on your first 100! Good luck in achieving all of your goals. :)


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

this hub is a real encourager and good luck on your goals.


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

Congratulations! You're an inspiration!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow congratulations to you!!! YOU ARE AWESOME.. and what a great tribute to us all..

Blessings to you AND CHEERS TO YOU FOR THE NEXT 100!!

Debbie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Congrats on your 100th hub. I know it came as a bolt out of the blue for me as in the race for time it popped up suddenly. This was a wonderful tribute and voted up and awesome. Yes I too am really glad I discovered HubPages it's a great place to be. Hope you get to realize all your goals for 2012.


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

Congrats. You have come along way in a short time.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations on hitting a really impressive milestone and good luck reaching the rest of the goals you have set for yourself! I enjoyed reading your story.


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chaturrajneesh 4 years ago from India

Congratulations on completing 100 hubs, its an inspiration for aspiring writers like me. Thanks for sharing it.


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graceomalley 4 years ago

You are an inspiration. I tend to be a perfectionist, and as all perfectionists know, that 'it has to be perfect!' attitude often spells not much gets done.

I also find the discipline of Hubpages, and the positive community leaks over to otheer areas of life.

Someday I'll hit 100! Probably after you get to 200!

Congrats!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks everyone, I have been overwhelmed with all of you wonderful comments.I hope over the next few days I will be able to reply to you all individually so please don't think I am ignoring you. Thanks again.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Many congratulations on reaching 100! That is an awesome number and you should be justly proud of your achievements.

I know what you mean about trying to get the time to write and the day job getting in the way. I'm not quite so bad at the moment. Having been made redundant in January of this year, the positve side of that, is having real quality time to spend on Hub Pages and other areas of writing.

This was a a fascinating and very interesting hub. One of my aims as well is to get accepted for the apprentice scheme at some point - well here's hoping!

Great hub + voted up!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Congratulations Steve on 100 hubs!

I am hot on your heels!!

This is a wonderful tribute to your followers, I love your poster, good luck with your goals for 2012 - I know you will meet them!

My best wishes to you, Lesley


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

100 hubs is a milestone that we all love reaching. Thanks for sharing your story of how you got there. I agree-my 'day' job gets in the way, haha Voted up and Congratulations.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Way to go, Steve! I definitely agree with you about the momentum of success. There have been a lot of things about this past year that have been tough for me. The successes I've had on HubPages and the support from the community here has been a huge ego boost and has really kept me going through it all. You can't put a price on the community here. Here's to the next 100 hubs!


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THEHuG5 4 years ago

Congrats poshcoffeeco! 100 hubs is certainly a great achievement and it's encouraging to hear how great your experience at HP has been. 20 more and I'll be right there with you!


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shuck72 4 years ago from Seattle

Awesome update, I am glad things are going so well for you here on hubpages. I like your statement about efforts here spilling over into your everyday life, I never thought about it that way but I would agree.


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the girls 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Hope to help with your #1 target! Good luck :-)


donnaMhicks 4 years ago

Great tribute and very inspiring to us newbies who just started writing hubs. Before reading this I looked at 100 hubs being so far away. Now I look at it as being so close. Thanks for inspiration!


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deepateresa 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

Firstly - congrats for your 100th hub; this was really an inspiring hub and I loved the way you set the target... Great work and voted up.


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Congratulations.

Hope you are progressing towards your goals.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

2patricias, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes I am on target for reaching my goals in 2012 and I am loving the journey.


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Escape to the Sun 4 years ago from UK

This is a very useful Hub for any new hubbers out there. I never realised there was so many accolades you could receive. I only have one thus far but am hoping to achieve many, many more. Voted up! Another great hub from poshcoffeco! X


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

You did it...100 hubs...and you deserve the accolades. So nice of you to recognize your followers the way you did. Best wishes as you pursue the next 100 hubs. (People with perseverance don't need luck.)

I look forward to reading my way through your hubs.

Regards,

Jaye


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craftarrific 4 years ago from California

This is a very encouraging and informative post for us newbies! Thank you!


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sneekerz98 4 years ago

Congratulations! Keep up the great work, and writing!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Congrats! Great job. Everything you say is so true, and I bet you'll meet your goals!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

sneekerz98

Victoria Lynn

Thanks for your good wishes and comments.


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Spongy0llama 3 years ago from Canada

Very inspirational. I'm coming ever nearer to my own "How I got to 100 Hubs" hub. Mine will focus on all of the different things I found myself writing about that I otherwise wouldn't have, were it not for HubPages.

I tried keeping up with a-hub-a-day but quickly learned that I can't force myself to write when I don't have ideas. Thus, my writing is very sporadic and irregular. I'm optimistic that I'll have a lot more to write about when the weather gets better and I can take more pictures and work outside where there is faaaaar more inspiration.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Spongyollama, thanks. I am closer to 200 hubs now. Perhaps I will write a special 200th, who knows. I have always got 20 to 30 articles started with the minimum of information such as title and summary. If you do this over time the hub score matures so that when you publish it, it gets better ranking. Having so many titles also means you are never stuck for what to write about. When you get an idea, do keyword research on the title, start it then just research as and when you get time, add little and often until you think it is ready to publish. BOOM!


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TwilightDream 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Oh! What a great milestone?! Congrats for achieving it!! I wish you to reach more milestones like this here in HubPages!!!


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

TwilightDream, what a nice thing to say. I wish the same for you too.


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TwilightDream 3 years ago from Chennai, India

Your wishes are great accloads for me. Thx.

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