What to Write for My 100th Hub

a personal milestone...

To me, this is a milestone, while many of my friends here have two or three times as much experience and total number of hubs, I find myself somewhat proud of this meager accomplishment none the less.  When I started with HulbPages almost a year ago, it was doubtful that I could write at all, much less 100 different articles within the space of a year.  This has truly been an enlightening experience and much personal fulfillment has been acquired just by knowing I’ve learned and made friends from around the world that I may never have meet if I had not first placed pen to paper.

Does writing come easy for you?

See results without voting
writing comes easy to some
writing comes easy to some

They probably even write in their sleep...

Well, what does one write about for their 100th hub? I’ve read many ‘100thHubs’ and while some Hubbers just keep writing as usual with no mention of the milestone, many choose to write a special hub maybe just to commemorate their personal achievement or the occasion. One hundred pages or articles is a lot of writing, and I think most would probably agree unless maybe you’re Steven King. But writing to him or O’Henry, even Hemingway was probably never a real task, I’m sure to the masters writing must come as a second nature or no more laborious than boiling water or cleaning one’s nails. They probably even write in their sleep for that matter. For me, that’s a horse of a different color, it hasn’t come that easily to a backwoods boy from East Tennessee.

I feel fortunate to have made some friends while here that write professionally and I truly admire the grace with which the words seem to flow from them like water from a faucet if I can use that as an analogy. Many people have a blog or even multiple blogs and write for a few or more social sites in addition to HubPages. I’ve tried that also but for the most part I keep concentrating right here mostly. I’ve not received my first check yet like many others but that was not my original intent. It’s still a goal out there in front of me and the amount I am making seems to be growing, just not as fast as I would want it too maybe but someday if I keep after it, I’ll get that first check.

as easy as typing
as easy as typing

me, “no way!”

To be a novelist was never what I wanted anyway when I first started writing almost a year ago now.  Personally, I’ve never claimed to be a writer, yet when someone asks what I do now, I find myself saying - that I’m a writer.  Luckily you don’t have to be a professional to write here, but it certainly would help.  Like I said earlier, to some it comes more freely than it does for others…, I’ll just say, to me it has not come easily at all.  But I enjoy it.  HubPages has provides me a place to share my past and my present and to make friends who comment and advise in a creative challenging way.  Many of my friends I find to be in much the same position as myself.  That’s made this whole HubPage effort a learning experience and a sharing endeavor at the same time.

Plus there are the contests, the forums and now even HubCamps growing in popularity and showing up more and more where one can attend and meet those more gifted giving of themselves and their talents to ‘newbies’ like myself who find that just maybe if one is willing to invest a small amount of time and effort they too can make a stab at writing and find the enjoyment and confront that I have.  If you had asked me a year ago if I could ever write an article that would be posted online, read and positively commented on with encouraging remarks and praise.  I would have said, “no way!”

© 2011  SamSonS

Comments 35 comments

Tammy L profile image

Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Sam, by definition, we are all professional writers here. I assume you have funds in either your Google Adsense or Amazon account or both. You are accumulating pay for your writing even though you do not yet have that first check. Congratulations on your 100th hub. I look forward to more from you. You are very entertaining.

God Bless

Tammy


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you Tammy for your encouraging and uplifting remarks. Yes, I see my Adsense growing and thanks also for the compliments.

blessings to you and yours...


thehemu profile image

thehemu 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

Congrats Sam on your 100th hub and keep the good work going.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks thehemu for the fine comment...

*and thank you Susan, I still mean to 'holler'at you about some things...


lifegate profile image

lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Samsons,

Congratulations on your 100th--looking forward to the next 100.


J.S.Matthew profile image

J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Great Hub! I like your style of writing as I want to continue to read each sentence to see what you write next! Nice job!

JSMatthew~


The Frog Prince profile image

The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Good job. I'm working on it but being a political writer I'm not suffering from a lack of material I can assure you.

The Frog


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks lifegate for the congrats and your response.

*and thank you J.S.Matthew for the follow and well wishes. Yes, your wife is beautiful and I like to hear a man praise their wife like that. I'm off now to read some of your work...

*thank you my man the Frog and yes you do have your hands full with your subjects, and you do real well I might add.

blessings to all...


Pamela99 profile image

Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Sam, One hundred hubs is a milestone and all of your hubs that I have read have been interesting. Congratulations.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Pamela for you friendship and you nice comments as always.

blessings...


suziecat7 profile image

suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Congratulations!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks suziecat7...


cristina327 profile image

cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Congratulations samsons1 for reaching a great milestone in Hubpages. Keep on writing surely someday you will be richly rewarded for all your efforts. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you my dear Cristina, for your congrats and words of grace and encouragement.

God's blessings on you this day...


Dave Mathews profile image

Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

samsons1: Voted up and beautiful.

Dear brother congratulations on the achievement of this "Milestone" it is a true achievment, and I pray it does not create a "Millstone" as you strive for the next plateau.

God Bless dear brother!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks brother Dave for your inspiring comments and congrats. With God's direction HP will nor become a 'Millstone' nor a 'stumbling block' as I hope to branch out to other sites in addition now since the traffic here has dwindled to a mere trickle...

blessings during this Holy Week...


James A Watkins profile image

James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed your musings here today. Congratulations on 100 Hubs. That is quite an accomplishment. You ARE a writer now. Keep at it!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks James for the congrats, recently read your 200th and again congrats to you my friend...


heart4theword profile image

heart4theword 5 years ago from hub

You have hit a milestone:) So proud of you, it is quite an accomplishment to publish 100 hubs:) Myself I am half way there, need to write more. Keep on writing, enjoy many of your hub topics!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

I thank you heart4theword for your generous comments and I wish you much success as you continue your climb...


Rebecca E. profile image

Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

awesome milestone, mine is to commemortate two years and 300 hubs at hubpages... for me that is a milestone, as many of teh other places I write on have close to 100 articles. Congrats!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Rebecca, good luck on each of your endeavors...


Lady_E profile image

Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Congrats on your 100th Hub. I hope you continue to enjoy writing. Best Wishes.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Lady_E for the well wishes and the inspiration you've shown me...


SaMcNutt profile image

SaMcNutt 5 years ago from Englewood, CO

Congratulations. I haven't made it to my hundreth yet, so I think it is a Big accomplishment. Hope to see you there in the 100 circle someday.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks SaMcNutt for the congrats and you hang in there. You'll be there before you know it...


Denise Handlon profile image

Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Congratulations! I just turned '100' myself. Great accomplishment. Cheers.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Denise for your congrats and I in return likewise congratulate you for your achievement...


katrinasui profile image

katrinasui 5 years ago

Congratulations on completing 100 hubs. Keep the hubs coming:)


khmohsin profile image

khmohsin 5 years ago from London,UK

This information is great! I've been looking for tips that may help. Vote up Thank you!


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks katrinasui for your nice uplifting comments...

*and thank you khmohsin for your encouraging comments and ratings...


Brett.Tesol profile image

Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

A great little article! I know what you mean. When I started on here I never intended to write so frequently, but the community and feedback motivates you ... as well as that ever changing Hubscore! lol.

Oh and thanks for your thoughtful comments on my hub ... really appreciated :-)


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

and thank you young man for your kindness, your follow and I will be glad to reciprocate...


Rebecca E. profile image

Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

I hope youare still seeing success here on hubpages, and that it will continue, I am sure it will, it's interesting to read some of your older hubs, and this one, and you've comea long way.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee Author

Thanks Rebecca, I just left Wikinuts and an article you wrote. Not doing a lot these days, don't have much heart after the Google thing, maybe I'll get back...

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working