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While I wasn't looking. I just turned five.

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Ready for HubPages Kindergarten.  Looking back, I should have more to show for my time here-- though I have deleted or repurposed some of my hubs.
    Thank you HubPages for providing such a friendly platform and community, I have enjoyed it , learned much, and promise to do a little better in the future.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Rochelle!  I'm always in awe when I talk to writers here who were smart enough to start out in the early years. Wish I'd heard of HP back then!  Here's wishing you a productive and prosperous five years ahead!

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank You, Marcy. There is smart and then there's lucky.
        I was participating a bit on a website of writers when I saw that one of them mentioned HubPages.
        Donna C Smith is a very talented writer who has several hubs here, especially about N. Carolina and horses. She has several published books-- and I'm glad to giver her a shout out.
        Look her up. My grandchildren loved her historical fiction... and she also has some non-fiction works.

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hurrah for your five years on HubPages, Rochelle Frank! We're so lucky to have had you with us. Thanks for sticking around! wink

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Simone, Your advice to so many has been very helpful.  I'm in for the long haul and I will try not to be troublesome, unless absolutely necessary. smile

    3. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats, dear Rochelle!  You certainly got me wondering about my HP age and by gawd, I'm going to be 4 next month.  Jeeze.  Age does creep up on us, no?  wink
      Take great care,
      Laurel

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Lorlie it does creep-- and it tends to get creepier.
        I know I owe you a reply to a question that you asked me about Yosemite lodging--  and routes. I looked around, but have not really seen anything that is not available on the net. I did write a promo for Big Creek Lodge in Fish Camp--- but when you are coming from your side of the mountain it is just too bad that you can't take the "as the crow flies" route.  Now that Tioga Pass is open, that's an option. It is a steep winding road for the driver, but beautifully spectacular.

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Don't worry about the reply, we've been feverishly planning on Tioga's opening before June of this year, and whoopee, it is!  Lee Vining is only around 60 miles from our home, so that'll be our choice.
          Thanks for going to all the trouble, though!
          xx

  2. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    Way to hang in there!!!  Just turned 4 myself, 2 weeks ago.  Time sure goes by quick when your having fun... or not paying attention... smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Richard. It's true-- the years fly by faster as you keep accumulating them! I thought I was only a little over four. Iam afraif to read your hot chocolate recipe; I might be drawn over to the dark side.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And here I am, just turned 3.  A toddler still in diapers, but it does seem like yesterday.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
          Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Just you wait, wilderness, I think you are a keeper.

        2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
          Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Indeed. I don't remember diapers, but I sure did write a few things that were..  cr......  er... I mean...disposable. We all do it.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol  Isn't that the truth!  God knows I have!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Rochelle. It's always nice to see longtime hubbers still hubbing around.  smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, rebekahELLE-- I always notice your name, as it seems like a fancier version of mine. I thought I was still in my 4th year-- you'll be there before you know it.

  4. TheKatsMeow profile image87
    TheKatsMeowposted 4 years ago

    That's quite a milestone! Congratulations! I just reached my one year anniversary here, these anniversaries are a time of reflection, am I right?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Right. I'm reflecting on how I have spent this much time without writing as much as I thought I would... Still it has been fun.

      1. TheKatsMeow profile image87
        TheKatsMeowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Don't feel regret, you have over 100 hubs, that's an amazing accomplishment!

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Rochelle!  Five years of successful hubbing is quite an accomplishment!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just hanging around--- doing some revising, not as much writing as I could-- maybe I will jump back into my list of possibilities.

  6. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    Wow! Good job getting to five!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Wrylit-- I love your deep insightful stuff. I can't bring myself to comment with a deep insightful  reply that your work deserves. Just hanging around gets your year allocade-- I'm mostly an innocent bystander and observer.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's the silent observers who notice the most interesting things wink

  7. samazi profile image65
    samaziposted 4 years ago

    congratulations Rochelle.Your long time with hubpages gives me hope as a beginner.At least I now know that at hubpages we can all mature like wine.Wishing you many more years of great hubbing.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely, Samazi. It does get easier. The trick is to keep aging. I will drink to that! And I appreciat you kind comments.

  8. faythef profile image68
    faythefposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations..That is quite an accomplishment..I had no idea hubpages had been around that long...wonder how long it has been around..

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh,  gosh,  Now I do feel old(er)... But I know of a few that have been here  at least 6+ years.
      The more amazing statistic is people who have around 2,000 hubs. -- That's a  real statistic.!

  9. janshares profile image89
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Rochelle Frank. Happy 5th Anniversary. WOW! smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Janshares-- the comments have been coming so fast I almost skipped a couple.  You are off to a great start. Your experience gives you a lot of great subject matter.

  10. RTalloni profile image86
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    Congrats on your milestone--what you've gained may not all show, but the journey continues to be a learning experience and that's almost as good as the actual writing!  smile

  11. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Rochelle, I too hit that milestone a couple of weeks back. I am still amazed at how quickly 5 years have passed. I guess HP is more addictive than we realise.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Indeed-- but you have a pretty big presence with a lot more hubs.

  12. CroftRoan profile image80
    CroftRoanposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Rochelle! Five years is a long time and I hope you had a blast through it all. I just recently hit my first year mark last month and this year was the most productive of my writing life. The time does fly when on this site. I hope you have another great year here.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Croftroan-- I hope we all do.

  13. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Rochelle. Five years is a long time. I am closing in on four soon.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Michael. It will be faster than you think.

  14. moonlake profile image89
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your five years.

  15. Toytasting profile image86
    Toytastingposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Rochelle Frank! It is so motivating to see long time hubbers. Cheers smile

  16. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    Hey, what do you know, I've turned five at some point as well.

    Is there some place where Hubpages records our actual join date?

    When some new spam filters were added to HP a few years later,  all my Greek art and mythology educational hubs got locked as "overly promotional," so I just deleted and moved them to a different site (I now realize that my image photo credits must've tripped the two outbound link limit). Therefore I'm not sure of the exact date when I started here.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had the same problem with image photo credits causing some of my hubs to flag up as overly promotional. It was because I had several images all from Morguefile and attributed back to the source correctly with a link to the original image. I emailed the HP Team about it and they removed the flag so the hubs no longer showed as being overly promotional. Might be worth bearing in mind in case this ever happens to you again.

      1. Greekgeek profile image97
        Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yep. I solved it by making only the first image credit a link and the rest merely captions. It's just that at the time, I was busy with grad school, and I didn't have the patience to figure out what the new filters were fussing about. Now I know. wink

        Anyway, congratulations, Rochelle! You've stuck with it, whereas I was MIA for a couple years!

        Apologies for threadjack.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The slight problem with how you dealt with it is that if the owner of the image was under a 'CC BY' license that required a link back to them you would not have fulfilled their conditions for use of the image by only attributing the site on one image. I attribute those images back to the exact page they were on nowadays. I guess from now on though  at least you know if you have this problem again you can still keep within the license terms, and if you get an overly promotional warning as a result you can ask HP to remove it smile

        2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
          Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No problem-- you are adding to the information base. I had not thought of that circumstance as being over promotional, but now I know.
          ( Besides-- it was a bump.)

  17. StitchTheDamned profile image90
    StitchTheDamnedposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!

  18. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, all for the comments... and yes, it's really true that time flies faster, the older you get. I don't know if they  keep a note of the date you join or of your first hub.

  19. Thelma Alberts profile image84
    Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Rochelle! Time really flies so fast;-)

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    delleaposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Rochelle! It's always good to see posts from hubbers that have stood the test of time and patience in HubPages. I'm fairly new here and was a bit worried at first by a number of naysayers that I saw posting on here about Google issues and reduced traffic, but despite all of that negative talk I've only posted a handful of hubs and they are doing quite well, every single one has been featured since I started. I've found here that writing style is key and many people seem to like my style. I've had years of successful blogging experience in my own WordPress blogs and I've had tons of readers and followers with those, so I simply re-applied all that I've learned in those here on HubPages, and so far it's been successful for me. All this being said, I hope to say happy 10th birthday to you when I hit my 5th here on HubPages!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I  hope we can both celebrate those anniversaries.
      Overall, HubPages is a friendly and positive community.  People tend to make comparisons and get all negative about a lot of petty things-- but HP allows that to an extent.
      I think the best approach is to just compare yourself to your former self-- if you are making progress, it's all good.
      My thought is-- If you don't like it, you are free to  experiment with other strategies. I you still don't like it, you are free to leave.
      HubPages is a business that provides a service and an opportunity to writers. It isn't obligated to adjust to each person's wants and needs, even though it does seem to consider its users in a friendly and interactive way. Give it a good try and see if you are getting the personal return that you value.

  21. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 4 years ago

    Happy 5th Rochelle...

    It was the community involvement from people like you that first attracted me to joining this site.  So I thank you for the positive influence that you had in my decision to write here and that excellent sense of humor and wisdom of yours, that many of us had the opportunity to experience!

    Rochelle Frank... You Rock IMO..  smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very kind of you, Peardiver. You have contributed a lot to HP.

  22. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations from me as well, Rochelle! I always enjoy reading your Hubs and Forums postings. I should comment more often!

    Patty

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much, Patty Inglish. I don't know how you do as much as you do-- You must have more allocades that all of us put together. If I post about 900 more hubs ... I still won't catch you.

  23. Healthy Pursuits profile image88
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Rochelle! Think of it in dog years? Or maybe don't. Kindergarten is a better image. big_smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Healthy Pursuits, thanks! Yes, I think I'll choose Kindergarten, I'm too set in my ways to choose obedience school.

  24. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Rochelle. Your Hubs were one of the first I ever read. Your comments are always perceptive and you always conduct yourself with good grace and charm. Hope you are still up for the next five years and then the next ....

 
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