Three Years on Hubpages - What an Interesting Journey!

My 3 YearAnniversary - With Hubpages

Where Does the Time Go?

It was so interesting to recall back to the time when I first started HubPages. A dear friend of mine told me about this wonderful site, and I joined it one day. I recall thinking it might be a bit difficult to get used to the editors, etc. Truth is, it has been a great ride ever since. I am so thankful to have found HubPages, and to be a part of it.

HubPages is a great place to share things that you have going on in your life, like travels, family, issues, and just about anything really. It is a great place to encourage others with the knowledge you have gained over the years, or whatever it is you are personally currently researching. Everything from new recipes to losing a loved one, to researching a new disease can be helpful to learn more about then share with others.

Many people write on other topics that just interest them. Really, there range of material that you can browse the site for is astounding. From just about every hobby, to poetry to history, you can find something of interest on this site. Try out a simple search on this site to see if what I am saying is true!

People on HubPages - Sharing With Others

I have made many friends on HubPages, that tend to faithfully comment. I treasure these people very much. I sometimes have a little dry spell, I always come back to HubPages. One thing I have learned this last year in particular, is that life is precious and short. I even lost a friend that was a member here on HubPages, and it is just so sad. You know what though? I will always be able to read the hubs he wrote, the things he chose to share here and the photos. Investing your time and writing, even if you are not an expert or professional, here on Hubpages, is something that will long outlast most of us. That has a really neat value to it, a timelessness to it. The joys, sorrows, experiences of all kinds are in a sense here for many years to come, and for many to benefit from.

My friends and family that know about my writing on HubPages have asked to see an article, especially my boys. They are curious about this whole thing, and amazed that you can make money at it as well. It is such a win-win situation.

I want to add, that the contests have really inspired me to write on certain subjects that I may not normally have written about. It is really an adventure during the contest times. It is fun, especially when many different people get the chance to win. Those were great times on this site. Being inspired to write on a weekly blog has been a great source of inspiration as well. Sometimes just the suggestion of something to write about is enough to get your creative juices flowing.

My thanks goes out to the people that make HubPages possible, and to those here that contribute to it being a kind place for everyone (not just some) to come and share their views freely and without fear of being ridiculed or slandered. It can be a joy to be a part of a community like that, and to make some money on the side is just icing on the cake, so to speak. I really appreciate HubPages and what it has allowed me to share and be a part of. Here are to many more years ahead!

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Comments 17 comments

marellen 5 years ago

Congrats on your anniversary...sounds like you sure have enjoyed yourself.

I'm just starting out, I haven't seen any money yet but I suspect it will take about a year or so. I didn't really consider myself a writer but its been an eye opener for me. Sure hope I can write a hub on my 3 year anniversary too

Keep up the good work...


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jm72writes 5 years ago from Missouri

Congratulations! You're an inspiration to us newbies.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! I so enjoy your hubs and though I've been here less than a year, have found you and the Hub Pages community warm, encouraging and inspirational.

I was quite touched by what you said about the death of your hubber friend, and until this moment I never really thought about the fact that what we write here will indeed continue on even after our demise. A sobering thought, but also a good one.

It's so refreshing to see so much enthusiasm and passion in a writer who's been her for several years. Look forward to reading more of your hubs.


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! I too love the idea of the timelessness of our hubs. That thought should certainly inspire us all to put forth our best writing! It also inspires me to see how productive veteran hubbers like yourself have been- I feel like I have a lot to live up to!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. Hubpages has taught me so much also. I have enjoyed your hubs and I'm glad you are still here.


TheGoodLife 5 years ago

Congrats on your three-year anniversary with Hubpages. Here's wishing you many more fulfilling and successful years here.


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England

Contratulations on making it to 3 years! I'm just about to close in on 2 years and am continually inspired to keep building new hubs and writing about what I love. Glad we are friends here.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

To Marellan, Jm72, Happyboomernurse, Stephanie, Pamela, Good Life, and Seafarer Mama, thank you very very much. Your comments mean so much to me, and I really appreciate them!


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Scribenet 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oceansunsets: Congratulations! Three years is a great accomplishment! I enjoy your Hubs! I aspire to be as prolific! You are an inspiration!


spiritwind 5 years ago

Congratulations Ocean, you are a wonderful writer. I enjoy your hubs


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Wow, three years! Congratulations on your milestone. You have kept at it, and now you have so many rich and interesting hubs. Thanks for sharing!


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CMHypno 5 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Happy three year anniversary Oceansunsets, and hope that you have many more happy hubbing years!


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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Belated happy anniversary, oceansnsunsets. You are right in all that you say about the opportunities afforded on Hub Pages and the community which it represents. Hope you have many more years here and Hubs to come yet.


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Powerpoe1 5 years ago

Congratulations on celebrating your 3rd year on HubPages. I find this community to be especially friendly and inviting. There are so many HubPages Addicts....learning and sharing valuable resources. Continued Blessings!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Scribenet, Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad you stopped by and commented, and I wish you the best.

Spiritwind, thank you very much, I enjoy yours as well and hope you write more and keep them posted! You have so much to share. :) Love you Spiritwind!

Prairieprincess, thank you very very much! I wish you the best in your writing.

CMHypno, thank you very much!

Thank you Gordon Hamilton, I appreciate that.

Powerpoe, thank you! I wish you the best in your writing and continued blessings to you!


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sunilkunnoth2012 21 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Congratulations. You have beautifully narrated your hubbing experience. Readers will surely love reading this informative article. It is a good platform to write and polish our writing skill. The community is so helpful and cooperative. I too reach that milestone of three years within a couple of months. I wish you more success in the coming days. Keep on writing. All the best.


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Sunilkunnnoth, thank you! I have enjoyed my time writing on HubPages, and its a great platform and has a some really wonderful people in the community here. Congratulations to you, for getting so close to three years, in a couple of more months!

Thank you for your kind words, and I too wish you continued success in the future! I love the encouragement to keep on writing. I hope you will always continue to write. Wishing you the best!

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