An Introduction to HubPages With Snoopy and Woodstock

My 100th Hub on HubPages

To commemorate my 100th hub, I wanted to do something special here at HubPages. I wanted to do something memorable, much like my 50th Hub, Why I Write: A Reflection in which I delved into my passion for writing and how it ultimately changed my life, by giving a little back to the incredibly diverse and talented community we have here at HubPages. I also wanted to do a hub on Snoopy and Woodstock as well and couldn't decide on which to do, as I can only have one 100th Hub...And so this happened.

I'd like to dedicate this hub to my close friend and fellow Hubber cosette. I thought it would make perfect sense to dedicate a special hub to a special friend whom I dearly admire and respect and who's been with me nearly my entire time while here at HubPages. I'm proud to say that I was her first fan early on. She, like so many others when new to HubPages, had many questions for me concerning HubPages. Sometimes, I wasn't quite sure how to answer all of them, but made it a point to find the answer as I sincerely felt it my responsibility to help all those who asked for help (with what little I knew). So with that said, I really hope that you do like this hub cosette, as you've inspired me to write this.

Welcome To HubPages!

I remember when first I joined HubPages. I was very shy and was as quiet as a mouse while constantly looking over my shoulder. It reminded me of being a freshman on my first day of high school so many years ago as a stranger in a very strange land. There were upperclassmen all around me and a handful of staff. Some of the people there were even hall monitors which I never experienced before in all my previous schooling. Well, ladies and gentleman, HubPages is very much like high school, at least in this sense, only, you won’t have to worry about being wedgied, taken to the bathroom for a quick swirly (when you are forced head first into a toilet while it's flushing), or being locked up in your own locker (like I was). Nope. You’ll be spared from such extracurricular activities here.

So, if you are indeed new here, I’d like to personally welcome you to HubPages. You’ve taken the first step in the right direction towards online publishing success. Maybe you’ve have not yet published online before or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran with 10+ years experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and are now here to add back links to your blog or domain. While here, you’ll find that the publishing tools are indeed user friendly and that the people or Hubbers are even friendlier. Rest assured, help is always available to those who simply ask.

In a nutshell, HubPages is a social networking and writing site where you can freely write to your heart’s content and make a bit of money while doing so. Of course there are some rules pertaining to this, but are very much in good taste and within reason (for instance, you can’t post pornography, can’t gamble, or use duplicated content for your hub articles). HIgh quality, original content will be rewarded with good Hubscores. Not sure what this entails? Click here to find some great examples of the best hubs HubPages has to offer.

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Why Snoopy and Woodstock Appear On This Hub

So why in the world did I choose Snoopy and Woodstock to appear in this hub? To me, Snoopy and Woodstock represent camaraderie. The two are inseparable—wherever Snoopy goes, Woodstock follows. When I think about HubPages, the first thing that comes to mind is my Followers. Without them I don’t have a readership and without a readership, I won’t have any traffic. I once wrote in my intro to one of my Revenge, Inc. installments that I’m performing for empty seats without my readers and I meant every word of it. Like with any business, if you don't have a clientele you will consequently fail.

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Getting Started On HubPages - The Least You Should Know

Here is a brief grocery list of what you should have when first starting out with HubPages to quickly jump start your success. Time after time, I've seen many people come and go because they didn't know the basics. I've found that they either lack the following or simply didn't have the patience necessary to mature as successful Hubbers:

  • Get an Avatar Sounds pretty simple, right? In case you don't know what an avatar is, it's your profile pic that shows others here at Hub Land who you are or who your representing. It's not hard to find a pic on the internet as there are millions to choose from. But for goodness sake, don't leave your avatar blank, as others will in fact be reluctant to get to know you or your work if you don't have one.
  • Edit Your Profile Your Profile Page tells the world who you are and what you're about. For instance, if your an airplane pilot, you'll make mention of your experiences of such and so should some or all of your hubs be related to such field. There will be some who will become your fan just from reading your profile, so introduce yourself to others in your profile.  As an example, you can read my profile by clicking here.
  • Get A Google Account Getting yourself a Google Account or Google Mail (GMail) account is necessary if you want to earn money through Google AdSense. This doesn't necessarily have to be your primary email account (I use Yahoo Mail! as my primary email) here at HubPages, but you need to have one in order to qualify for their Affiliate Program.
  • Have Patience Many people come to HubPages with visions of grandeur, about making millions (ha ha) over night. Seriously, even the best bloggers in the world did tons of research and/or had training before they made anything substantial online. If you take the necessary steps in SEO than you will already be ahead of the curve. It took me 5 months to make my first Google AdSense payout. For many others, it takes 6 months or more. There are no shortcuts to online success, I assure you. However, if you are not here to make money, then you won't have to worry about any of this!
  • Schmooze It makes sense to be social in a social networking site. Get on the forums and introduce yourself, leave comments on the hubs that you read so the writer KNOWS that you read his or her hub. Participate in everything that you can find to gain notoriety. You need to be visible and a social butterfly if you do want to get noticed here. I've actually made a couple of friends who I correspond with via email and telephone and I met them all on HubPages. It never hurts to network with others.

How To Get Followers On HubPages

Back when I first joined HubPages, what is now referred to as “Followers” was referred to as “Fans.” There are some of us still that prefer the old moniker, but whatever: In accordance with other social networking sites, on Facebook, they’re called “Friends,” on Twitter, they’re also called “Followers,” and on YouTube, they’re called “Subscribers.” And if you want to take it a step further, in Heaven they’re called “Angels” and in Hell, they’re called “Demons.” I guess Heaven and Hell are social networks too, right? So be it. Someone once asked me how I was able to get so many fans in such a small amount of time and I told them that I bribed them with my sister’s famous egg rolls. Well, when that didn’t fly, I told them to simply Follow the Golden Rule. In other words, do onto others as you would want have done onto you. I usually comment A LOT on other people’s hubs.To be honest, that might actually be an understatement. At last count, I’ve commented on over 4,400 hubs and that’s no exaggeration. However, I think my friend prettydarkhorse is gaining on me. On average, I read about 20 hubs a day, sometimes more if I have the time. I just do my very best to read those who read me as not only is it a courtesy, but a pleasure to do so. Time is certainly precious to me, as it must be for you, so for people who actually take the time out of their busy lives to read my work, I thank you kindly as it's certainly a blessing. Repaying the favor is certainly in order. I assure you, if you do in fact take the time to read and comment on other people's work, good things will indeed happen.

HubPages Tip: Your Diligence Will Pay Off

Being Active on HubPages

Here at HubPages, you’ll find that Followers form a symbiotic circle. No man is an island and no Hubber gets anywhere without a following. So with that said, get to know as many Hubbers as you can by being active on the forums, participating in Princessa's HubMob Weekly Topic, the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Hub Challenge, being nominated for a Hub Nugget, and/or by reading other people's hubs and make sincere, thoughtful comments. Although I can't guarantee that after doing so that these same people will come over and read your hubs and comment, the likelihood of their doing so stands in your favor. In effect, it's an unspoken courtesy here at HubPages, but not a rule in such. To be successful here, you have to be active and stay active!

HubPages Tip: Use An Avatar

Finding Your Niche or Niches!

When I first joined HubPages back in July of 2009, I was told that fiction and poetry doesn't do well here.

Me: Really?

Anonymous: Really. Well, for one, they don't make money and two, they don't get much attention.

Well, then you'll have to tell that to my weekly and daily readers (most notably my Revenge, Inc. readers) as I do get a nice dose of traffic from them not to mention a lot of comments (they may however, have a point about the money, ha ha). I'm one of those Hubbers that writes a bit about everything, from import tuner models, to book reviews. From travel destinations to short stories and from product reviews to quick and easy recipes. I just can't bare to write one hundred hubs about insurance, it's not for me but it might be for you. By the way, internet wise, insurance is a very good keyword, albeit a competitive one mind you. The important thing is to share your knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. If you are a mechanic, perhaps you could write hubs on how to change oil or maybe you're a photographer who doesn't mind sharing his knowledge about proper lighting. You get the idea. By finding a niche and running with it, you become a sort of guru here at HubPages through the course of time and popularity. Here are some good examples here at HubPages:

  • Tatjana-Mihaela and Shalini Kagal Both of these ladies are a fountain of information when it comes to alternative healing and Bach remedies. Tatjana-Mihaela is a Reiki-Master Teacher who provides an online service.
  • Anime_Nanet Just about anything to do with Japanese anime here at HubPages begins and ends with this guy. He's one of the most dedicated people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
  • Mrvoodoo Anything zany, wacky, scary, and fascinating is this guy's bag. I practically read everything he's written as he continues to spark my curious curiosity!
  • Anglwu She holds the esteemed position of being a triple threat in fashion, beauty, and personal health. Her hub, Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World is one of my favorites.
  • Rebecca E She will always have a larger following than me. Why? Because she has a bigger propensity to help others. Her hubs are testament to that. Make sure you check out her hubs on how to improve yours!
  • Peter Dickinson He's the Great Llama of zoology with decades of experience in the field. He's taught me more about Zoos in Asia than anyone else I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
  • Randy Behavior She's won several awards right here on HubPages and by her avatar and amazing collection of poetry it's no wonder! Have a look at her hubs.
  • Ghost32 This gentleman is one of the most knowledgeable hubbers I know when it comes to trucking school, building a house from scratch and Sarah Palin. He's also one of the most benevolent and respected Hubbers around.
  • Wavegirl22 As a siren of the sidelines, this NYC native knows more about the NFL than some NFL players! She stole my heart from the start and refuses to give it back.
  • Hypnodude Although he's still technically a newbie, this gentleman from Italy will put a spell on you with his writing (seriously). His talent and penchant to help others is unmatched.
  • TattoGuy The man I refer to as El Capitaine has set sail to bring you a schooner of tattoo hubs on just about every body part. He can spin a pretty good yarn too if your up for it.
  • Poetlorraine We don't forget our first (follower) and I'm not about to forget mine! She was the first ever to read my work when coming aboard HubPages so long ago. I swear, she has the heart the size of Ireland. Her love for poetry is immense.
  • Cris A This guy is really a wizard disguised as a Filipino. As one of my close friends here on HubPages, he can take a handful of dirt and a piece of cardboard and create a masterpiece and sell it on the open market for a king's ransom I'm sure. His writing and Photoshop works are masterpieces.

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Your Success Depends On You

So why are you here right now? Perhaps you were looking up what "Blogging" was (just like I did) and so stumbled upon HubPages while doing so. Maybe you were looking for a place in which to interact with others live or maybe you simply wanted to share some of your poetry or other writing by publishing online, or maybe you're just looking to make some money like so many others out there on cyberspace. In either case, your success depends on you. If you do in fact want to achieve any of these things and do it effectively, you're going have to put fourth the effort. For instance, if you do want to earn some money with your hubs, you need to do some SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and to do that, you're going to have to learn about it. If you want to get noticed here then you have to "notice" others first. If you want to get "street cred" you're going to have to earn it just like everyone else. Everyone started here just like you did to get where they are and your situation is no different. I was once brand new to blogging when first I came onto the HubPages scene and perhaps just like you, I was overwhelmed by the amount of Hubs others have written, the amount of Followers they had, the high Hubberscores they had, and the amount of tenure they had here. But those successful Hubbers are the SAME PEOPLE that helped me along the way, mostly because I asked for it. Remember, they were new too once upon a time. So long as you are willing to listen to more experienced Hubbers and are willing to put forth the effort to succeed, you will succeed. Believe in yourself and you will!

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Start Building Your Portfolio

As you know, this is my 100th and it's long overdue. I really thought that I'd reach this number two months ago, but no matter. My advice to you? Keep publishing hubs and keep on coming up with novel ideas as your traffic will spike as a result of it. Consistency will pay off. There are some Hubbers that are working on anywhere between 25 and 50 hubs at a time. To do this, all's you have to do is click on SAVE UNPUBLISHED and then come back to it when you get the time. Although I came here to share my writing, I also would like to make some money, so there is a slight division between my hubs--almost 50/50--when it comes to such. But overall, I have fun writing every single one of them. Remember, HubPages is a fun experience so you should treat it as such, so remember to HAVE FUN!!!

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I really hope that this hub helped you in some way. Keep on writing and keep on hubbing! Thank you for reading me and here's to your success!


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LeonJane 7 years ago from Australia

Congratulations on your 100th hub! (I cant believe I got to comment first - must be late at night in the USA) What a perfect way to celebrate with Snoopy! Pretty cool. I remember growing up with a Snoopy themed encyclopedia set, and now we have Google. Can't wait to read more of your hubs, you are an inspiration to us all!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, LeonJane for being the very first to comment on this opus! I've been wanting to write a helpful hub for some time and so this hub was long overdue. Thanks for the congrats I really appreciate it!

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Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

Congratulations Dohn on your 100th hub!!!

Now I know why you have such large number of fans here. :)

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! The jig is up! Thanks buddy, I really do appreciate it. I'm nothing without them :D

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Congratulations on your 100th hub! I love this community and the general respect and support we have for one another; I have quite a few who are now my facebook friends. Folks from all paths, cultures, religions, and non religions, just being writers and interacting with one another, how great is that? :)

Loved the Snoopy pics. Made me smile.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Marie. I couldn't agree with you more. It's exactly why I'm still here and probably why you are to. My biggest problem is staying away from HubPages! I wouldn't trade it for anything in this entire world :D

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Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

My brother Dohn...

Congrats on your 100th hub(I will tell you how I feel when I get there. Hehehe)Pretty creative and quite informative and useful, bud! You certainly added a nice touch with Snoopy and Woodstock! As always, great writing!

Thumbs up!

warmest regards and blessings,


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey dohn

I must say you've learned your lessons well on HP as this hub serves as a testament to how far you've come and will be going. You deserve all the accomplishments you've earned thus far as you are one of the most hardworking, talented and inspiring hubbers around. Thanks for sharing your gift us. Congratulations and here's to at least a thousand more hubs from you. :D

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Al! Thanks so much for reading this hub and commenting. Yeah, the Snoopy and Woodstock theme I thought would be kind of fun. It's exactly the presentation I was striving for instead of some mundane graphs and whatnot. I'm glad you enjoyed, my man! Thanks as always.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

A thousand hubs??? Who do you think I am, Patty Inglish??? Hahaha! Thanks, Cris! It's so good to hear from you here. You're always welcomed and you know that. As far as your comment is concerned, I couldn't ask for a better compliment. Dang it! And Thank you, my friend. Where the heck would I be without you, bro?

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sord87 7 years ago

What a good creativity,now i really understand about DoFollow technique,It is just like Snoopy and Woodstock,Congratulation for your 100th hubs and a great hubs for your inspired followers!

Keira7 7 years ago

Hi my dear friend Dohn, for me you are one of my friend in HB. I will never thought that I could make reel friends on line, but you are certainly one very good friend. I really mean it. I can feel how nice and generous you are just by reading you. I also feel that there is a connection between us and I know its sincere. I am still shy to go to forum, but I certainly read a lot of hubs. I also comment mostly on yours and some other hubbers that I feel confortable with.

BTW my husband loved your short story an he agree with me on the fact that you are a brilliant writer. He also said that you should write books. Congratulation my dear good friend, and thank you for all the tips in this great hub. I know there is a lot of good writers and good hubbers here, but you are one of my favorite. Bless you my dear brother Dohn.:)

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Pamela99 7 years ago from United States

dohn, Congratulations on your 100th hub. I am getting close to that number. As so many people have told you, you are a very talented writer. I always enjoy your hubs and I very much appreciate all the kind comments you've made on my hubs.

Go Celebrate for reaching that milesone!

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

A very very very lovely Hub dohn and it is well-wriiten with heart...

I really enjoyed your hubs minus the long ones, hehehe sorry my dearest friend I know you are an excellent writer but I am very busy and can't find time to read your masterpiece. But still I am here reading your short ones and keep on admiring them, Law of Averages, that is... dohn you are slowly becoming a monster in HP and I hope you will not waver in visiting my Hubs....

So this is your 100th, who cares I love it!!!

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Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

A great hub about (in part) two of my favourite cartoon characters. Lots of useful information too. Thanks Dohn for the hub, the mention and the compliment. I seem to be lagging a bit these past few weeks. I will stive to catch up. Congratulations on your hub century.

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cosette 7 years ago

quite possibly your greatest hub ever. Snoopy, Woodstock *and* bunnies? awesome, Dohn. many congrats and best wishes for your continued success! ~your friend, cosette

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Sufidreamer 7 years ago from Sparti, Greece

100 already! It seems like only yesterday when you first joined. To write 100 hubs in such a short time, and maintain the quality, is an awesome achievement.

Next stop, 200.

Great work and keep entertaining us with your mastery of words :)

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Justine76 7 years ago

I am out of origional commenty stuff to say. I loved the list of hubbers you got there. Just wait 'till PoetL sees it. ;) You really are one helpful, genuinely good person. Im so glad to know you! Great job, once again.

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TattoGuy 7 years ago

I thought I had the wrong hubber when it said I was shy at the start, yeah rite Dohn you lil romeo lol. Many congrats on the big 100 hubs and a really fitting tribute to the lovely Cosette who I adore. Oh and cheers for the mention, although lately ya have been doing a few good tat hubs yerself lol !

Keep writing moi friend, I will surely keep reading ; )

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

First of all congratulations DOHN! Do you know that you are on the top list of the people who I respect and admire here, I think what you do in real life -- reflects your activities here at HP, being patience, grateful to people who acknowledge you -- -- it is like being a family -- commenting, reading, patience, advising and being friends to others!

I also like that you dedicate this hub to a nice and warm lady, I always admire cosette and she is a fine LADY!!

I cant forget the little things she did to me, like congrtaulating me for the little things I achieved that I dont notice at all, she will post in the forum just like you. Some times you and the people like her keeps me going.

At times, I sometimes also doubted myself whether I can write at all, my kind of stuff. I dont like really to dwell on the things that I like to write best because it is more of academic and philosophical, and they will become controversial, so you see I dont also dwell on politics, etc. I just write on practical things.

On some points you have written here, I am at it, but others I am not, I will follow your advice now, work on my profile page more and niche ---

patience and sociability I have that already, but I need to work on more confidence and not being shy.

I read a lot of work of others, I like to readworks of those beginner that even if they dont read mine i continue to read theirs so that they may also continue writing.

Thank you for the mention here DOHN< although in all facets of writing here and all other activities I cant even be half your overall goodness!

Thank you Dohn for writing this one, as it shows your gratitude, patience and strong sense of staying the course.

You are a good writer, and I am forever FAN, and I really wish you can publish soon,

Last question, DOHN why 121 anyway, it was your birthday january 21 hehe,

BTW I like Snoopy and Woodstock, they are stalking each other,

CONGRATULATIONS again to a BEST WRITER, more articles ---1000 and beyond, Maita

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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Well done and congrats! It is indeed a notable milestone.

Thanks for roping in two great crtoon characters. My seven-year-old daughter is just getting into Peanuts and I've been a fan for years.

Keep writing!

Love and peace


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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy

First thanks for mentioning me and for your extremely kind words, they left a sign in my heart.

Second I'll probably never be able to give you back all that you give to me.

Third this hub is wonderful, great, extremely important not only for newbies like me.

Fourth I bookmarked it to check all those hubbers that I don't know at the moment and to remind me of the important things here at HP.

Fifth congratulations for your 100th hubs, many more great ones will come for sure. :)

Sixth the layout is perfect, and Snoopy and Woodstock are perfects too, as examples of "hubbiness".

Seventh I'd like to link it from my Hubbing hub.

Eighth I stumbled it.

Ninth this hub is so good that I'd read it again. I'm extremely happy to be your fan and friend as you are not only a terrific writer but a very good person. I'm sure your future will shine even more than now.

Thanks for this great example of writing ability.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy

I had to check cosette's hubs and as usual you are right. Her hubs are so good that I had to become one of her fan. Thanks for the good advice mate. :) Now with time I'll check the others.

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livewithrichard 7 years ago from Charleston, SC

Way to go Dohn, congrats on your 100th hub. I think I've been a fan of yours since about your 2nd week here and for good reason. You are without a doubt one of the greatest assets here on HP and a model for new hubbers. I'll be around for your next 100 hubs as well as waiting for your news that you've been signed by a huge publishing company. No doubts that day will come! Thank you for all that you do for this great community.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks sord87. Yeah, this hub was a long time coming. I tossed and turned about what to do for my 100th and so far, I don't regret my decision. Thanks for the congrats! I hope that this helps others.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, keira7. I'm so happy that you came over here to read this as it means the world to me. You've helped carried me for awhile now and I greatly appreciate it (you know this). You are a prime example of what a "Follower" is. You give some of the warmest compliments a writer could ask for. To hear that your husband is now following Revenge, Inc. is an honor. I'm so happy to hear that he's into it! You are my audience and I strive each and every time I sit down to write a hub to cater to your expectations. You are a blessing to me, thank you.

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daisyjae 7 years ago from Canada

I think this is my favorite hub I've read so far. It has lots of helpful info, and I love snoopy so much! Especially snoopy dancing.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Pamela. Yes, you are close! Believe me when I tell you that I'm going to be commenting on your 100th as well! Thanks so much for that. I'm having a lot of fun doing what I'm doing here and to receive such a warm reception is beyond words!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

It's wonderful to hear from you General! Yes, I'll admit that I cranked out some Epic hubs, I assure you. I just get carried away sometimes and lost in my own stream of consciousness. I've been a good boy as of late, but I made an exception with this one and so reverted back! You know I'm going to do my damndest to read your work, my friend. Cheers and thank you for coming by to say hello!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Peter! It's so good to hear that you're a fan of Snoopy and Woodstock. I think that they and no Charlie Brown is Schulz's best creations myself. In my eyes, they were much more a rational bunch! The link was well deserved. Your hard work and dedication to your writing should be rewarded. I hope you make the $$$ you deserve!

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Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

Another good job, Dohn. I'll bet if you put all of the words you have written in comments to other hubbers, you would have enough for 900 more hubs. I think your example of responding to others has paid of-- of course it doesn't hurt that you are a great writer.

One thing I was wondering about the g-mail-- I have an account and I don't use Google mail.

Keep going strong!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

There she is! As soon as I fell out of my bed this morning, I went to check my smartphone to check on this hub and who was waiting for me? I knew you'd like this one. I think it pretty much sums it all up, don't you agree? You know how much I wanted you to read this and I got just what I wanted, hehe. THANKS COSETTE.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Sufidreamer! Yep, how could I forget one of my first fans/followers? Time sure does fly, doesn't it? You know, I never told you this before, but your presence of HP is one of warmth and welcome. You are one of the reasons why I stuck with it. You welcomed me here and I have not forgotten that. Thanks, my friend.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, DM. Yes, you know I'm glad that I met you too (three times to be exact, lol). I've always admired the honesty and passion in your writing and you know that. Thanks so much for stopping by. I don't have to tell you how much it means to me!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Oh Captain my Captain! It's so good that you made port over here! Thanks so much for everything. You are a kindred spirit. Your antics and humor puts me in stitches (and keep yer damn tattoo needles to yourself! lol). I'll always be your friend, my friend! I'm glad you enjoyed this! Thanks as always.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Oh, Maita. How to start? I love the fact that you are here right now at HubPages. You are an asset and as rare as they come. You are a fierce a friend as they come and are always at the ready to show your appreciation to others. I do consider you a close friend of mine, I mean how many others here at HP can actually say and PROVE that they read every single hub of mine--all 100? Amazing. I couldn't ask for anything more out of you. You went above and beyond any Hubber here at HubPages and I want you to know that. Yes, we're very tight knit here. There's absolutely no question about that. Cosette is another one of my close friends, obvious. And we all do have favorites, don't we? Even with our own children (and no, I don't have any that I know of, lol).

It's a blessing to be able to share my work with you and others, really. To know that others out there, from every corner of the globe is listening, is watching, is reading my work is overwhelming. I can't get members of my own family or even my closest friends and co-workers to read my work and yet I have people from Italy, the Philippines, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Argentina coming over to read my work on a daily basis! Go figure!

Cosette is a darling. I don't understand how anyone can NOT like her! One of these days, I'm going to meet her for lunch and it'll soon turn to dinner by the time we stop yapping. I just know it. I'd like to meet you too one day, given the opportunity and you know that! Maybe my book signing will be proper?

About the 121 in my profile name...I did make mention of it once on the forums about why we chose the profile name we chose. It's my fraternity initiation number. Dohn is my middle name, after my paternal grandfather. Members of my family and my close friends (such as you and cosette) call me that. So there you have it, the jig is up!

Maita, you are the perfect example of what a REAL Follower is and you know that. You are one of the best HP has to offer and others should be following your lead.

Blessings and thank you. Friends forever ;)


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, H. Thanks for commenting here. You are most welcome! I just wanted to give credit where credit is due as you certainly deserve it. You have an immeasurable propensity to help others with your talent and your ability. You sure found a platform for such with HubPages. You are fast becoming a solid force here and will watch your success with great interest (not to mention envy). The link is fine and you don't ever have to ask me if it's okay ;)

Thank you so much for all of your points (10 to be exact!) my friend! You will reach 100 much sooner than you think!

Oh, and thanks for checking out cosette! There is very good reason why she's one of my favorites! Isn't great to discover new talent? Thanks, buddy.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, LWR. You don't know how much that means to me. I think that I will always be "new" in my own eyes here, as with the passing of time, all those that came before me will always have more tenure. Thank you so much for your vote of confidence in my getting published. I just know I will and that it really is only a matter of time. I don't think I can ever give back what this community has given me. I really do respect and admire you, my friend. It's Hubbers like you that I look up to, seriously. I really appreciate your words, thank you.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Wow, thank you, daisyjae! I must admit, I did put a lot into this hub. I actually wanted it to be about 500 words longer, but I made some cuts and so will have to save it for another hub. That video had me laughing. It's also great that it's only 46 seconds long as it will attract a lot of replays. Thanks so much for the compliment!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Thanks, Rochelle. You're probably correct with that presumption. I have commented a lot on other Hubbers hub. A couple of people from the forums actually wondered if I was more than just one person--like a couple of people that share one account. This really made me laugh as I really do wish that I had a twin or three! Thank you so much for the compliment. I'm just glad that I won't have to worry about my next 99 hubs now!

About the GMail account, I'm the same way. I prefer Yahoo as everyone's info is locked safe there. I just have one because Google requires that I do!

Cheers and thank you for the readership!

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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

Ahh, Congratulations on the big 100th! :) Wonderful hub.. very informative to those whom stumble upon it and with much regard from an upstanding hubber.. One of these days.. I shall read your whole series of "Revenge" :P.. I swear I've read a few, which are great! Just have been on a short attention span for a bit! LOL Very happy to have met you here and the best to your continued success!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, invictus! I really hope that this wholly helps others break-into HubPages. These are some of the things that I wish I knew when first I stepped off the boat, lol. I really hope that you do get the opportunity to come and read Revenge, Inc. as it's almost complete (so don't miss the boat) and damn that attention span ;) Thank you so much and it's great to have met you as well!

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poetlorraine 7 years ago

You really are a lovely person, and i am glad and so proud of myself that i was your first fan. Thanks for always being so attentive, and encouraging, and for your kind words about me and lots of other hubbers here. I still have not made a penny, and am now looking at search engines etc, before i give up....... I have lots of things in mind that i want to research and write about but if they take lots of time, i would like to earn from them..... Enjoy your bow, you have written a beautiful hub once again, hey your heart is huge too. Thanks for everything.....

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

Hi, congratulations on your 100th hub! I hope to see many more. I must say I always look forward to your comment whenever I publish a new hub. I am still quite new here and I am getting the hang of it. You are a very positive influence here and I really appreciate you. Congrats again!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Brenda for coming to read this! I wasn't sure if you would happen upon it and so I reached out to you. Like I said, you were the first to come by and comment on my first hub and join my fan club way back when, so when you did that, others who "followed" did like wise. That's how the dominoes started falling and here I am. I can't and won't forget your kind words. I know you mean to come by more often but also know that my hubs are bit more lengthier than yours. I sure do hope that you give SEO a try. We all could use a little money and to receive money for doing the things we love is an absolute blessing. You'll be glad that you did. The books I have for sale at Amazon are very helpful. Maybe it does take a bit of money to start, but you'll be glad you did. Thanks again, my friend. Your kindness has not been forgotten.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Tammy! Thanks for that. That reminds me, I have A LOT of hubs to catch up on, especially yours! You know, I only read those that I'm interested in and I find your hubs interesting and thoughtful. For those to put effort and heart into their work, they should be rewarded. All of us work so hard for mere pennies, but it doesn't have to be that way (believe me, I've seen the light). My hopes when writing this is to help those that had the very same questions I had when first I joined. You're doing well yourself Tammy! Thank you so much for reading this.

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Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan

Excellent work, Dohn! You are always so encouraging and helpful to everyone, including me. Thanks for all your hard work, for reading mine, for commenting when no one else comments, and most of all for putting your heart in everything you do!

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juneaukid 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Congratulations on your One Hundreth Hub! Thanks for all the tips in this hub and keep on rolling!

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jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

Dohn - WOW, 100 hubs!!! Congratulations!!! What a beautiful, wonderful, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious hub! I really enjoyed this and just wished you had written this earlier when I was lost and meandering around during my first weeks here in HP. I also was too shy to ask questions.

I love Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang too. In fact I have a collection of Snoopy around the world figurines.

Congratulations once again and thank you for this hub!

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Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

dohn121- Congratulations on the big "100"

What an accomplishment........... be proud!

Informative and entertaining.......... love the addition of the "Peanuts." They are always good for a smile!


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Congrats on the 100th hub Dohn! (And the over 800 fans!) An excellent hub as usual, some really great tips for everyone on HP - not just the newbies ;)

I have to admire your tenacity my friend. You dove right in here and showed a lot of us (well me anyway lol) what can happen when you put your mind to something. (Another example is RedElf...have you been coaching her? LOL) It is very motivational when we get to see the milestones you have achieved in such a short time! Keep up the great work my friend :D

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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Well done Dohn and congratulations.

This hub is one of the best and most informative ones for "newbies" that I've come across.

Best wishes,


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Lily Rose 7 years ago from East Coast

Congratulations on your 100th hub!!!! This was a great read and I'm definitely bookmarking it to be able to refer others to it. I love reading all your hubs, Dohn, and I thank you for introducing me to some hubbers that I was not yet aware of. Keep 'em coming!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, Rose West! Thanks for the compliment. I just believe that good work deserves good praise (nuff said). I really am flattered by the compliments from so many familiar faces here at HP. This proves exactly my point about fans/followers/minions in this hub! Thanks so much for stopping in. 100 Hubs under my belt is a relief! Phew!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, juneaukid! It's great to see you over here! I really do hope that it helps others! As always, I appreciate your comment.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, jill of alltrades. It's good to hear from you. Thank you so much for that! Hahaha! Not ever before has anyone said that about any of my hubs! You're the first (and hopefully not the last). This hub did take a bit of time organizing but I really am satisfied with it (I actually wanted to make it longer, so I'll just write another hub). I wish this hub was around as well when I was new! I'm jealous of your collection ;) Thank you!

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Sage Williams 7 years ago

dohn121-Congratulations on your 100th hub. A really terrific achievement.

This hub is astounding from start to finish. I am just amazed at the whole way you put this together. Creative, informative and reflective of your work and your fellow hubbers and friends.

I absolutely love the whole theme with Snoopy and Woodstock. It fits perfect.

You are an inspiration to all!


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Kaie! Yeah, I had a Snoopy plush when I was a kid (it actually belonged to my sister). When he got dirty, my mom wanted to put him in the washer and I protested with,"But he'll drown!" Well, he made out okay and came out clean :D

Thanks for the congrats!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Enelle! Thanks so much for the compliment. I'm not sure where I'd be without HubPages and its amazingly talented bunch. My confidence in myself began to grow when my readers began to lend me their support and encourage me. The rest, I guess, is history. I'm really nothing without you guys. If I had more time in my day, I'd probably be reading more hubs. And no, I HAVE NOT forgotten about you! Thank you so much. You are a wonderful example of what a FOLLOWER and a FRIEND should be ;)

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

WOW. Thanks, Peter. That really was very kind of you to say that! I have read many hubs on Getting Started on HubPages and so wanted to improve on the area others didn't mention. It really is so good here that from you. Thank you!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Lily Rose! And thank you for bookmarking this! Of course it's my wish to be able to share this with newbies (sadly, I'm not one anymore...How did that happen?). It's always wonderful to hear from you, you know that, right? Please get to know those guys. They're really amazing!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, Sage! Thank you so much for the comment and compliment! HubPages is a lot of fun for me and this was the best way I know how to give a little back that has given me so much. It's wonderful to hear such amazing feedback, really. The comments others have added here continue to floor me. Thank you so much for reading this! I really do appreciate it.

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akirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

Great hub and so true about so many parts of writing! I still feel a little lost most days but trying to just take it a day at a time and keep on writing/trucking. Love all the pics and tips. Congrats on #100!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, akirchner. A day will come when everything just comes together and is made simple, I assure you. What you're feeling is normal! And for what it's worth, I think that you're doing very well! Thanks for the thumbs up! I appreciate it.

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Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Dohn what a tribute your fans have given you here on your 100th hub. Your dedication to all of us is greatly appreciated as well as your excellent advice. I liked your comment: "She stole my heart from the start and refuses to give it back." That and countless more little gems help to make HP the witty and warm place it is today. Thank you for a superb article.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you Winsome! This was a lot of fun to put together. Yeah, Shari is a sweetheart. I think that what we have to understand is that this is OUR site. We make it what it is and so it's important that we make the best of it. Our time and our energies contribute to the whole of what HP is. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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LizzyBoo 7 years ago from Czech Republic

Hello Dohn121, Congratz to your 100hubs. It is amazing to read your hubs. They are always full of great info and memorable. I am glad you have many hubs as I can always find the one I need to get me in a good mood. You are a great writer and you worked hard. Reading your hubs just showed that you have a unique code as a writer. We all are different in a way of writing. I wish you all the best for next 100 great hubs! LizzyBoo

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Mrvoodoo 7 years ago from ?

HubPages truly is many things to many people, and you make excellent points about patience, persistence, and having fun. Like you I couldn't force myself to write about insurance endlessly, I might need the cash, but not that badly, I'd rather sell blood. =)

Congratulations Dohn, 100 is an amazing milestone to reach,

A HP blog post a while back pointed out that out of 751,000 registered users only 461 hubbers had published more than 100 hubs (34 hubbers had published more than 500 hubs, and only 6 hubbers had published more than 1000). So now in addition to quality, you're now up with the elite for quantity too. =)

And I certainly don't diserve the accolade you've bestowed upon me above, but I do greatly appreciate it.

Many thanks, and best wishes for the next 100.

Take it easy.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, LizzyBoo! I appreciate it! That's so nice of you to say that, thank you. I always try to write hubs that I would've loved to have read and I guess I just take it from there. I'm overwhelmed by such thoughtful comments in this hub! Best of luck to you as well!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Mrvoodoo. Don't ever say that you deserve credit where credit is due! You and I have the same passion to share with others, my man! Thanks so much for the stats! I had no idea. That really is amazing. I'm honored, really, to be apart of such exclusive company. Like most of my other hubs, I had a lot of fun writing this one. I think I'd sell blood too rather than write about insurance (lol, I used to sell insurance too). Thanks so much, bro. I hope you're well.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Um, *don't deserve credit where credit is due! You know what I meant!

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Green Lotus 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

A big fat congrat to you dohn on your 100th! You've done it all here - welcomed newbies, laid out the all important basics, acknowledged some awesome Hubbers, gave us a real eye candy layout (love Snoopy stuff), and added your devine wit and wisdom to boot. I learned a lot too having never heard of "a quick swirly":O Here's to you dohn, one of HP's most generous, charming and creative guys.

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Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

Congratulations on your 100th hub! A lot of good work went into them all. And this is the BEST introduction to HubPages ever published. I hope they do something to highlight this one, for the new hubbers.

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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

Congratulations Dohn on your 100th hub! You have one of the greatest hearts here in Hubber Land, and you never cease to give. This hub attests to that. Any hubber, new or veteran or in between, will benefit from your thoughtfulness of providing precious insight. Thank you Dohn, for being who you are -- a terrific writer and person with a golden heart! xoxo Beth

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anglnwu 7 years ago

Dohn, congratulations to the power of infinity--you deserve a Grammy (truly!). I know you're hard worker, you write terrific hubs and you're one heck of a nice guy! You continue to visit hubbers (such as I) and leave comments after comments, leaving up to your promise to give feedback. And what a celebration--I totally love Snoopy and Wordstock (my personal favorite). That said, thanks for mentioning me--what an honor.

You make many good points about the hows and whys of writing for hubpages. I agree with you--I write for a couple of other websites but I find that hubpages give me the most leeway in terms of creativity and the final execution of the article.

To many more successes here at hubpages--let's bring out the champagne!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Green Lotus! It's been a pleasure to be here the last 8 months or so and having met you has been a pleasure as well. There are so many people I'd love to give thanks to (sounds like another long, opus of a hub to me) but it really would take like a dozen hubs! Thanks so much, buddy. I really hope that you get to experience a swirly first hand (or head).

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Wow! Thanks, Paradise7. I had a lot of fun writing this (as I said like a dozen times already) and I am a certified Snoopy and Woodstock fan. I just checked the Front Page of HubPages and saw that this is a featured hub! Now, I just hope it reaches 100 and stays there for little while! Thanks as always as you've consequently helped to make this hub possible.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Gosh Beth, thank you :) I've never been good with compliments as I always that I don't "deserve" anything. I do hope that the new guys bump into this hub--maybe these types of hubs will be called "turn-style" hubs. I actually like the sound of that! Thanks for such kind words!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Oh man! Thanks so so much, anglnwu! Haha! All of the activity that you mentioned does take time, but it's time well spent and well deserved. I always try to give twice as much as I receive.

I really am happy with this hub as I had fun writing it and doubly like helping others as much as possible. This is the kind of hub I wish I bumped into when I was a lost puppy (kind of like Snoopy?) when first I fell through the front door, haha, of HubPages. I did the best with what I thought was important.

Thanks so much. To hear such wonderful feedback is an honor and blessing. I really couldn't ask for anything more. Pop that cork ;)

You guys really need to stop making me blush! I've been smiling this entire time :D

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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY

The way it took me forever to get down this page I must be the 100th person to comment here ;)

100 Hubs. . Omg D - how do you do it. . better yet how is it that you do it so well. You never cease to amaze me.

Did you know that you were my first 'real' follower . . and from that day you found me. . I knew I found a really special place here on the Hub and I knew I had made a really special friend. . . we bleed blue and we bled bad this winter. . but yes there is always next year.

As far as dedicating the Hub to Cosette . . that is a no brainer for she is one special . .way over the top . .grooviest lady I know here. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful person . .this was pure joy to read.

And it didnt hurt you mentioning me . . being called a siren. . I have been called many things but I think by far this is my most favorite one yet!

There is no doubt I loves you -


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Yeah! There she is! Both of you ladies have my heart :D You guys are a part of the reason why I enjoy and savor my time here and are more important to me than probably you'll ever know. Doncha wish this hub was around when you joined? I know I do!

As far as the G-Men are concerned...I think we'll always be competitive as long as Eli Manning is at the helm. He deserves his $97 million contract extension. We'll always have a chance with him under center :)

I do remember becoming your first fan. As soon as I found out that you were a Giants fan, my prayers were answered! To me, there's nothing like a lady that bleeds blue. I love those guys more than oxygen, lol.

I'm glad that you liked your title. I thought you would, haha! I'm so happy that you stopped in, babe. You know I loves ya too (back at cha).


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mtsi1098 6 years ago

congrats on your 100th hub...what a great analogy to use hubpages and snoopy/woodstock - for a minute there I thought you were doing a tv special :) This is a two fold tribute to hubpages and followers and I am happy to be part of both...

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Bad_Company 6 years ago

Ya gotta love Dohn, tis my first mate ; )

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, mtsi1098! I really appreciate it. I think that it'd be cool if we could share video hubs of ourselves so we can actually see each other (at least among those who aren't shy). I'm so glad that you liked this. Thank you!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! There he is! It's great to have you aboard, El Capitaine!

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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

Oh Dohn - how on earth did I miss this? Congrats on your 100th hub and here's to many, many more of your wonderful hubs here for us to read! Love this hub - it's so creative and a great guide for all. Thanks for the mention - I'm touched :)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

You didn't miss it :D I'm so glad that you liked it and of course I was hoping that you'd stop in. 100 was a big climb for me because I spend so much time (as you know) writing them. I had a lot of fun writing this of course and the responses have been tremendous. Thank YOU!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Dohn, Thank you for that very short response of yours, LOL -- it looks like a hub,thank you..yes its true, I read all your 100 hubs, --- about your life -- love story-- first crush REBA,one that got away -- as immigrant, your short stories and series --Bahamas, fraternity, Revenge, book reviews, product review, film review-- the ballad -- The GIRL in the AVATAR, about the beautiful country LAO,--durian, mangoes, folktales in LAO, beer LAO, sticky rice, porkchops- recipes-- sports football personalities, LARSON etc--, Beautiful and sexy ladies, the black centurion card, autums,NY-Placid, outdoor survival techniques, about writing poems-what you need when writing..novel writing

and of course Disneys and the book reviews for children, and your Jason argonauts hub, they are all well written and very nice hubs..

and most of all about the hub -- inspirational hub "stay the course, follow your dream". I read it all, hehe...

And I remember I saw your hub about Placid, NY in hothubs and it is always there when I open my hubpages site so I thought youre an important person LOL, and so I never stopped reading your work.HP never goes wrong in putting you for almost a year now LOL,,,

THANK you, thank you, thank you, And now I know about 121 and Dohn, hehe

HMMM< it was all pleasure reading them and thank you very much DOHN< you are a gem here at HP, I cant wait for the book signing and dinner.....FAN forever,

Heres to a 100 more hubs, then thousands --- Maita

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Did you remember all of those hubs off the top of your head, Maita?! Holy smokes! I think I forgot about some of those myself :D You literally read EVERY hub I have. Sometimes I get the urge to write hubs just so I can hear your comments. Was the Skiing in Lake Placid hub the first hub you read of mine? Ha ha, you thought I was important. I really had you fooled! LOL

The book signing will happen. I just know in my heart that it will and have always known it, ever since I began taking writing seriously back in college. There's nothing else I see myself doing as a living. It's the only thing (I think) I'm really good at!

Bless you Maita, for being not only a fellow hubber, but a friend. It's wonderful people like you that keeps me going and keeps my fire burning.

Your Friend,


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MyWebs 6 years ago from Sheridan, WY

Congrats on 100 hubs, I can't wait to reach that milestone. You are very talented writer and I must study your style much more. I appreciate your kind comment on my hub. Thank You.

I learned something here I must add to one of my hubs now. You make many good points here. Well done.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you for reading this and commenting, MyWebs! It's great to hear that you are utilizing what I pointed out here, which is exactly what I hoped others would do. Sharing such information is indeed a pleasure. I'm delighted to hear of it.

Best of luck to you and I'm sure that I'll be hearing more about you very soon!

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

A very Big Congrats on your 100th Hub.

Well done and all your Hubs are very interesting. I like this one with the photies and a big lesson I learnt is getting a Niche. I tend to write about so many Topics. My next Hub will probably be about peanuts. 5 Benefits of eating Peanuts. lol.

I wish I could concentrate on 1 or 2 areas - so will give it a thought.

Its also nice what you noted about being Patient as some people want to start earning lots of dosh the same month they started - you have also encouraged us not to give up.

Much respect to you Dohn.

Best Wishes.

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Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

dohn121-- 100 hubs!! yeppie! great for you, and I love this hub, of course it is Stumbled Upon and rated up, and snoopy rules! again hurray for 100 hubs, you do such a great job here.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Wow dohn a great have you have here with you, fantastic indeed. But was too long to read yet enjoyable. Congratulations to you my friend... and wish you all the best in to your career and lovelife too hehehehe...

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Isabelle22 6 years ago from Somewhere on the coastline

That was a great read. You sure do write great hubs Dohn.

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anime_nanet 6 years ago from Portugal



And what a great hub too!

To me you'll always be one of the greatest hubbers out there.

You are indeed a living proof that social hubbers exist.

I always love your comments on my hubs - they even inspired me to write whole hubs - you know what I'm talking about ;)

Big hug from a sunny western europe country!

And (as always ^_^') a thumbs up from Ricardo

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks so much, Elena. When I sat down to write this hub, I kept in mind all of the things I wish I knew when first I joined HubPages. With that said, those that do in fact read this when joining will be at an advantage. That's really my biggest goal and intention. It's great that I taught you something about niches! I found that they really are important in our quest to get page views and Google clicks. I really do hope that you do write that hub on peanuts (yes, the legume and not the Schulz cartoon, lol).

The respect in reciprocal! You've read so many of my hubs and leave such wonderful and thoughtful comments. I don't think you missed doing so with any one of my Revenge, Inc. installments, which has not gone unnoticed! You are very important to me, Elena :D I hope that you do realize that.

Your Friend,


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! Thanks, Rebecca! You are truly one of HubPages' stars and you know it. You've helped more people than I have and are a growing force! (Beware!) Thanks for doing that and of course thanks for the thumbs up!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, GH! What do you mean this is too long?! In my opinion, it's not nearly long enough! LOL Yeah, I really did want to make it like 500 words long, but than thought better of it (I'm saving it for another hub, now). Thanks for that GH, especially about the love life part. If I didn't have bad luck, I would have no luck at all :( Thanks!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Isabelle22! I really appreciate it! Thank you for reading this.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Ricardo! I'm so happy that you stopped in to check this out! Geez, I'm so jealous of Portugal! I haven't seen the sun here in over a week as it's been dark, gloomy, rainy and snowy all this time :( Anyhow, thanks so much for reading this and yes I know what you mean ;) Many others could certainly learn from you!

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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Congratulations on 100 Dohn, You made it to this point with out short cuts as your articles and stories have been well put together. Also some really useful advice on this hub page. Your an excellent writer, I'm looking forward to your next segment. Good luck with all your future plans.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks for that, TFT! As I said before, I really wanted to make this hub longer, but thought better of it. Thank you so much for the comment and compliment. I really appreciate your well-wishing my friend. It's great to hear from you as always. Here's to your success as well!

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AdamGee 6 years ago

Hey :) I enjoyed reading this a lot. Your style is very down-to-earth and flows well, which is something I am trying to work toward. Keep up the good work!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, AdamGee. I'm glad that you did. I certainly will! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Wow, you've commented on over 4,400 Hubs in 8 months! No kidding. That's really making use of the social aspect of the network.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, Don. Yes, I really did! Commenting on other Hubber's Hubs to me is very important. Writers are usually needy and so need to know what others think of their work. I love hearing from others so I just do my best to do the same for others. Thanks for reading this!

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kea 6 years ago

Excellent hub with great info! I aspire to write something as great as you did for my 100th hub - I have 7 left until 100 though...I still have a quite a bit to learn! Cheers.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

That's great to hear, kea! Keep up the great work. Sure, 100 hubs is just a number, but to many of us, it's an important number. As my friend, Mrvoodoo pointed out, only about 461 people here at HubPages have 100 or more Hubs! You will certainly be in great company 7 hubs from now ;) Thanks for reading this.

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Hey dohn. Congrats again on reaching 100 hubs. Kinda weird that I started a thread on you reaching 100 hubs then I was not able to read your 100th hub :(. Sorry for the miss but I was in an out of town trip and I just sort of popped in and out of HP. But now that I'm back, I immediately went and looked for it. All I can say is, more power to you my friend, more readers, more comments and (dare I say?) more earnings :D. Here's to your next 900 hubs!!!! :D

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ChristinaScibona 6 years ago from The Heart of the Finger Lakes

Thank You for sharing your tips. I am new to hubpages and found your article to be very helpful for someone like me, who is starting out. Congratulations on reaching 100 hubs...that is quite an accomplishment.

Tony 6 years ago

I've been thinking about joining and your Hub gave me a ton of information I was looking for, thanks!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks so much, Emie. It really felt great to have finally reached this new milestone and to tell you the truth, it's such a relief to have finally done so! You don't have to apologize, buddy. You're an accountant and it's tax season! Nuff said! Just make sure you keep up with Revenge, Inc. and I'll be the more merrier :D You're one of the reasons why I'm still here at HubPages...You know that, right? Thanks so much Emie.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

You're welcome, Christina! This hub was designed for you and was my intention when writing this. I wish I could be NEW forever by the way. That way whenever I make a mistake, I can scream out BUT I'M NEW!!! To hear that this hub is really helping others is the best response I could ever hope for, so thank you!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Tony! Like with Christina, I'm ecstatic to hear your comment. It really means a lot that you're now considering on joining HubPages after having read this. I wish you the best and hope you'll consider doing so.

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Awesome hub dohn! This hub is full of great information. I wish I had seen it a couple of days ago when I was attempting to help a newbie understand steps he needed to take to be successful here. Needless to say, I'm bookmarking this hub for future reference. Rating it up because I love Snoopy and Woodstock.:) And Congrats, on accomplishing your 100th hub. :) Great job!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Money Glitch! It means a lot coming from you and thank you also for bookmarking this hub. As I said a dozen times already, I wish this hub was available to me when first I joined (maybe I can jump into a Delorean and make it happen, lol). Thanks for reading this and commenting!

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LeonJane 6 years ago from Australia

Wow, thanks for the huge referral, much appreciated!

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ultimateshazaam 6 years ago

Thanks, dohn121! This is very encouraging!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

No problem, LeonJane! The pleasure's all mine. Your hub definitely deserves attention.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

You're welcome, ultimateshazzam. It's great to see that you came over and checked this out. I hope it helps.

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Lgali 6 years ago

Congratulations Dohn on your 100th hub!!!

Good job excellent work sorry I did not get time to see this as I am little busy

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apricot 6 years ago from Italy

A swirly? Oh my word! What did they get up to in your school?!

Yes, now that you say it, I see that about Snoopy and Woodstock! We've got a pizzeria called 'Charlie Brown' just down the road from me - I shall look at it in a new light from now on! (And perhaps that'll give me another excuse to get a pizza more often...thanks!)

Aaagh! Don't talk to me about SEO - I still haven't found out what it is yet! As for the money...well, I don't mean to brag but I must be hitting the $1 mark by now! Ooops, couldn't resist bragging, sorry!

Lovely, lovely hub!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Lgali! It's been a long time coming. Number 200 is my next milestone. It's great to hear from you again. I hope you're well.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha ha! Yeah, these are just some of the activities they don't tell you about in the brochure! Snoopy and Woodstock were my favorites as a kid (Shame about that Charlie Brown fellow as he always had issues). We have a chain restaurant called Charlie Bronwn's here but it has nothing to do with Peanuts (but they make more than mere peanuts, ha ha).

One dollar huh?! Well, big spender, I hope you can buy me a slice one day! Ha ha ha! You never cease to make me laugh, apricot!

Thank you so much :D

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Successful Living 6 years ago from Prague, Czech Republic

Hi dohn121,

I enjoyed visiting this hub...and congrats on your 100th! You offered some great advice for those of us who are new. And you gave us hope to carry on with our writing!

Good luck with all of your pursuits!


PS Love Snoopy and Woodstock :0)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much, Sher! That was exactly what I was hoping for and so intended when writing this. To receive some acknowledgment that I've help just one person is more than I could hope for. Good luck to you and to your success as well! Snoopy and Woodstock have always been my favorites ;)

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cool_hubs 6 years ago


You've provided such a nice info for new hubbers!

Really loved that!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, cool_hubs. Thank you so much for commenting. It's great to hear that it helped in some way. Much obliged!

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent Hub. Great advice. I am proud of you and your success.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you so much for that James! I really appreciate it. I just hope that many more newcomers with hop over here to read this.

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

I am late to congratulate you on your impressive one hundred hubs, but promise to still follow you to the one thousand performance. You will get there soon enough and we will be here to read them. Congratulations and many more writing and personal successes

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Petra. Thank you so much! It's always wonderful to hear from you--I hope all's well as you must be busy like all of us. That was very kind of you and I thank you much. I've received so much support here at HubPages and truly believe that I can't repay such kindness.

You're never late, by the way!

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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada

An unbelievable hub.

You are so sincere and well written. So many people here should look at you for examples and inspiration.

Your hub is now listed on my blog



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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks for doing that, Dale! I don't claim to be a know-it-all here at HubPages, but I'm willing to share what I have learned here with others, especially those who are here tentatively (who aren't sure if they should stay or go). Your comment means a lot. I really appreciate it.

Thank you,


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Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

I shall add my congratulations for your 100th to your host of fans/followers/subscribers/angels and demons Dohn. You did a terrific job on this one. It's the one that others will be passing on to the newbies.

You read 20 hubs a day? WOW! I can't seem to find the time to keep up. (as you must be aware - I'm always late to your hubs).

I will hold up your standards as my own goal!

Good job.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, Duchess! I had a great time writing this one and have been wanting to write it for some time now. Just to hear so many comments and to have received such a warm reception is very flattering. You're never late to read my hubs by the way! More traffic and page views is surely a plus.

Yes, I do my best to read as many hubs as possible and also try to mix it up a bit, by encouraging new and up and coming Hubbers who could use a little bit of notoriety. It's not easy to do, but I do my best :D

Thanks again! It's always a pleasure to hear from you.


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trose 6 years ago

Fantastic! Congratulations on your outstanding 100th hub! I have bookmarked this page to read many times. Thanks for all you do. :)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, trose. I appreciate that you read this and will use it as a reference. I'm hoping that others will do the same. I couldn't have asked for better feedback. Thanks!

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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Hello, dohn 21. I just found your hub on Snoopy et al and I'm hooked.

What a creative concept and a very well-written hub with tons of good information for new and experienced hubbers. I'm now your fan - oops! - your follower.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Ha! No worries, drbj! I'm glad you did find me! Thanks so much for the compliment and comment. Of course my intention for writing this hub is to help others and if I can just help one person, then I did my job. I'll be sure to follow you as well!

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Ms Chievous 6 years ago from Wv

My how you have grown! The Snoopy and Woodstock pics with the rainbow and the beach are great. I had to chuckle at your advice to schmooze. Looking forward to 100 more of your hubs Dohn!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hey, Ms Chievous! It's great to see you. By showcasing Snoopy and Woodstock, I guess that I am showing my "age" haha. Thank you so much for coming by and reading this. It means a lot. I hope you're well.

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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Thanks Dohn you are sweet to mention me. This is quite a hub! A lot of newbies will definitely benefit from it. Poetry does not make money, I can vouch for that. It does feed the soul though. :)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Haha! Thanks, Randy. I knew you'd like this hub. No, poetry doesn't make money, but yes, it certainly does feed the soul :D Money isn't everything, but I sure could use a bit of it. Half of my hubs are for fun and so were written to share with others my voice. The rest are indeed geared towards making some money by ranking high per Google. Thanks for stopping in! It means a lot that you did.

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Dang it, dohn, I'm terribly late in congratulating you on your 100th! Now you've gotten to your 108th. You are such a marvelous presence on HubPages, and I am proud to follow your writing career!

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kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

You are right about this incredible community Dohn. It really is about building relationships, supporting each other and sharing our lives. Thank You for sharing yours.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi, Laurel! Nope, you came at just the right time. This hub was hot when first I published but then the traffic just died :( Each and every visit is appreciated. Thanks for the congrats! It really felt great to have reached that milestone. I hope you continue to follow me ;)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, kowality! Much appreciated. There really is nothing like HubPages on cyberspace. I don't think it was an accident that I found this place. Thank you so much for reading this, my friend.

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ceholmes 6 years ago from Chicago

You are very right about schmoozing. I did this on eHow and had pretty good success within my first two months! (has a higher payout than the average ehower). I am kinda sorta new to Hubs, but I would like to be more of an active member. Your hub really was a great read (love the snoopy), much success to you!

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joey416 6 years ago

wow, thankyou this really helped me to get a feel for what exactly i'm doing.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thank you, ceholmes. It's so good to hear from some of the "newer" Hubbers here at HubPages as it's designed for such. It's also great to hear that others share the same sentiments as well! I'm sure you'll be a star here as you already have experience online with another social networking site. Good luck to you as well and thank you!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Not a problem, Joey. Thank you so much for coming by and reading this. All the tools you need are here at HubPages (including me, haha). Good luck to you!

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BeBrown 6 years ago

Congratulations on your 100th Hub - I will bookmark this as there is some great advice here. Well done and thank you!

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hello, BeBrown. Thank you so much for not only reading this but bookmarking this as well. It really does mean a lot. I hope it helps.

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papalopp 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

Hello Dohn, You've packed quite a bit of info here while keeping it relevant and personal. At this point, I've just been hubbing for over a month, so I find your advice to be fresh and applicable. You have an open writing style makes your posts unique. Thanks for sharing so richly.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Thanks, papalopp for reading this. I really do hope that this hub helped you, because when writing this, I thought of all of the things that I wish I new when first I joined HubPages. Thanks for all your kind words. I hope you're successful here!

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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Dohn, this is a great hub. I can't believe how many fans you have and only in a year. I hope some day I will do as well. I can see why you do so well. I will rate and bookmark also Stumbleupon

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

Hi Granny's House. I must admit that I devoted much of my time here at HubPages and have zero regret whilst doing so. The biggest benefit of all is meeting people such as yourself and with that said, I wouldn't trade away any of it. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

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JLR1 6 years ago from Birmingham, UK

Thanks for the mail directing me to this hub. It's really useful, and I've already started putting some of the tips into practice. Nice to feel welcomed here, too.

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York Author

You're welcome, JLR1. Thank you so much for taking my advice as I really do believe that others will benefit by reading this hub. I wish you success here!


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solargodess 6 years ago from New York

I still haven't read it word for word but I pic up something new each time I peruse this. Thanks for writing it and recommending I read it.

Amudhan 6 years ago

It is great and it would have been much more greater if something had been told about the number of keywords to be used, permitted keyword density, and the minimum and maximum words per article

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LynB 6 years ago

Hi & Congratulations on your 100th hub!!!

Thanks for the information for new hubbers.

I'm very new & I really appreciate this!!

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chancellor44 6 years ago

Hello and Congratulations!. Im a new hubber and a HUGE peanuts fan. I was looking for some direction and your snoopy and woodstock caught my eye. Great infomation. It gave me a little more much needed confidence to proceed on.I think prehaps I can do this. I sure would like to try. Thanks Much!

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BigSerious 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

This was great to read, pre-writing any hub at all. I'm gathering information like a sponge and inspiration will pour out in spades. Thank you!

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Dave Framer 5 years ago

Thanks for the advice and tips, I have only published a few hubs and I am trying to put more out there, I especially appreciate all the links you have listed, I will be checking them out to see how to improve mine.

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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I like your hub, well writen and I want to wish you congrats on 107 hubs! I become one of your followers, I want to learn from you.

Erica 3 years ago

Honestly I agree with hayden., and I love the whole sell your squad idea. Personally I'd love to see pace beomce less of a factor. I'm a very total football kind of man, I love having passing specialists in my team and being able to dominate possession which is why I hate those stupid untalented quick guys some shit team sticks up top. I think I also want to see more specialization when it comes to stadiums, like if I'm at the etihad, I want the net to be black or if I'm at the bernabau I want the crowd right behind the goal instead of 80 yards away. I also want more freedom on celebrations. If I just scored a goal in stoppage time, I whhjhant to o rip my shirt off or go celebrate with the crowd or the subs. And if I'm up 6 or 7 nil why can't I just start walking emotionlessand give one of my teamates a gentle high five. I also want new commentators, like Macca or and Ian darke on ESPN who are the best! Rather than Clyde tilsley and his butt buddy Andy town send, I mean come on EA get creative!!!

Ernar 3 years ago

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Molly Layton 23 months ago from Alberta

This has so much helpful information! I can't believe it's five years old. You must have so much more experience now.

I'm not exactly new, but I have a long way go up the learning curve. This hub sounds like it is still relevant despite the changing times. I will try to follow its instructions to a T.

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Jeremy Gill 23 months ago from Louisiana

Wow, the comment section alone stands as a testament to the quality information in this Hub! I too hope to develop my own niche; I enjoy writing about video games, anime, movie reviews, and interactive quizzes. With hard work, I believe my efforts will pay off. Thanks for all your advice!

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Danny Cabaniss 21 months ago from Shawnee, Oklahoma

Great hub! Thanks for the terrific advice!

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dy0pxa 14 months ago

Good Luck on 100th hub.

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Happylovejoy 12 months ago from Singapore

I was searching for Snoopy related articles while doing my research for my own Snoopy hubpage (just to see what has been already covered) and stumbled upon your article. Great advice and very useful for a new hubber (like me). Hubbing has been great fun so far and I hope to be able to engage more readers as well.

Although a little overdue - but congrats to your 100th hub!

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