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Waving hello

  1. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Just want to say hello and introduce myself. I'm new and just published my first hub. I think I will recognize some of the writers here from Squidoo and Bubblews.

    I would love to write more, but I have a cat on my lap who is demanding attention and I need to get out to do some Christmas shopping for my kids. However, first I need to check out some hubs from other writers. I look forward to being part of this community.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome! Hope you like it here. Please avoid the current cat thread on this forum... it's for your own good. smile

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      MysticMoonlightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome, WriterJanis! It's a pleasure to meet you!

    3. Goodpal profile image88
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Pleased to meet you. Janis smile

      Hope you have a good experience here and we gain from your presence too.

    4. JG11Bravo profile image90
      JG11Bravoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hi there. Best of luck, and mind the gnomes. They're watching.

    5. bipolartist profile image82
      bipolartistposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome! I am fairly new, also. I am sure your experience here will be a great one.

    6. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome!   Just a word of warning -  "being part of the community" on HubPages is NOT part of the money-making formula here. (unlike Squidoo and Bubblews). 

      You don't need to curry favour with other writers to get votes (they do exist but barely count), and views from other Hubbers contribute very little to your income. Some of the most successful writers here are almost unknown to the community because they follow hardly anyone, don't comment on other people's Hubs and rarely post on the forums.

      If you think of HubPages as a magazine and us as staff writers, spending time with the community is like goofing off with your colleagues around the water cooler.  It's a great way to stay motivated and support each other, but your customers are not within the community.  If you put your focus on the community and ignore your customers, your Hubs won't earn.

      1. Melissa A Smith profile image93
        Melissa A Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        "You don't need to curry favour with other writers to get votes"

        GFT, and it's a beautiful thing.

        1. Melissa A Smith profile image93
          Melissa A Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Whoops, that's 'qft' (quoted for truth).

    7. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
      Phyllis Doyleposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, Writer Janis. It is good to see you here in this great community.

  2. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Thank you Beth for the welcome. Oh no, now you have me curious about the cat thread!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Don't do it!

    2. liesl5858 profile image81
      liesl5858posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to hubpages WriterJanis. Hope you will like it here. It is a nice place to use your talents.

  3. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Too late! LOL

  4. healthylife2 profile image96
    healthylife2posted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! I'm still here because the community is so nice and helpful.

  5. Hamshi profile image80
    Hamshiposted 3 years ago

    Hi WriterJanis! Good to see you here. smile

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image76
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Welcome! We look forward to having you as part of our community. If you need help do not be afraid to ask, someone will be glad to answer.
    I hope that your cat does not interfere too much with your writing.
    Good luck with your shopping Santa!

  7. dwelburn profile image95
    dwelburnposted 3 years ago

    Good to see you. Hope you like it here at Hubpages. Sounds like you are a prolific writer. I saw your comment above. I could not imagine writing 500 articles.

  8. NateB11 profile image94
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    Welcome to the site! I'm glad you're here.

  9. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your warm greetings.

  10. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    It's nice to see you here, WriterJanis!

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to meet you Alicia!

  11. lovebuglena profile image92
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to the site! You're gonna love it here!

  12. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, WriterJanis! Congrats on your first hub, have fun learning the hubtool and writing more. It's a fun place to write and the community is awesome. Enjoy your stay!
    (Love the spelling of your name, by the way. wink )

  13. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    It's nice to see such a welcoming community.

  14. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages. I think you'll like it here.

  15. thumbi7 profile image81
    thumbi7posted 3 years ago

    You are most welcome

  16. annajazz profile image91
    annajazzposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to the community! May your Hubs forever be fruitful smile

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I sure hope so!

  17. erorantes profile image35
    erorantesposted 3 years ago

    Good luck with your articles.you are welcome.I will see you around. I am looking foward for your hubs.

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  18. ChitrangadaSharan profile image86
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to this wonderful HP community! Wish you all the best!

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!

  19. DaveOnline profile image88
    DaveOnlineposted 3 years ago

    Hi, nice to meet you, I'm also from Squidoo, have been on Hubpages only a short while, managed to write a few hubs

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see a fellow Squidoo writer here.

  20. Marchello profile image61
    Marchelloposted 3 years ago

    Welcome Janis, nice to meet you. I hope you'll find some friends and build quality hubs.

    1. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Marchello.

  21. AzriHolmes5 profile image61
    AzriHolmes5posted 3 years ago

    Hey there I'm also new to hub. Niice to meet you

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome!

    2. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to meet both of you.

  22. Terrye6454 profile image60
    Terrye6454posted 3 years ago

    Just saying Hi, this too is my first time on here. Haven't posted anything just yet. (still in the editing process) but what I do post I hope you all will enjoy.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image76
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome!

    2. WriterJanis profile image74
      WriterJanisposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good luck on your first hub.

      1. Terrye6454 profile image60
        Terrye6454posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks

    3. Zabbella profile image77
      Zabbellaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome, Terry!  You will have fun here.

      1. Terrye6454 profile image60
        Terrye6454posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you

  23. srsddn profile image89
    srsddnposted 3 years ago

    All the best, Janis. With your skills of online writing, I am sure you will make a mark on HubPages also.

  24. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HP!  I enjoyed your 1920's party hub!

  25. jhehe profile image90
    jheheposted 3 years ago

    Welcome, you chose the right place! Not much of a fan of Squidoo and Bubblews myself.

  26. moonlake profile image88
    moonlakeposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HP. Nice to meet you.

  27. Zabbella profile image77
    Zabbellaposted 3 years ago

    Welcome!  I understand about the kitty -on- the lap thing.  Isn't it wonderful!?  I recently adopted a 6month old  kitten.  Midnight gets along with my older cat.  ( whew!) But sometimes Midnight just wants to cuddle with me....with  his little head right under my chin.  ( Honestly, I think he was taken away from his mommy too soon...perhaps he was orphaned?)
    Oh my! I'm just jabbering away here...Welcome to Hubpages!

  28. ktnptl profile image52
    ktnptlposted 3 years ago

    Welcome Janis, Keep writing great stuff.

  29. Greekgeek profile image95
    Greekgeekposted 3 years ago

    Hey there, J!

    You know what you can do here that you can't there?

    Write a decent article that gets steady if not huge traffic.
    Leave it alone. Quite possibly forever, if it's an evergreen topic.
    Wander off and do something else entirely.
    EARN MONEY *gasp*.

    Remember that whole "passive income" idea we started with all those years ago? That idea that each article wouldn't earn much at first, but if it was good content, over time, the residuals would add up to a reasonable ROI on time/effort spent on each page? It still works here without your wasting all your time on maintenance, updates and hoop-jumping to keep rank from slipping. So you won't go crazy maintaining all your old articles at the expense of writing anything new. I hit my limit somewhere around the 400 mark, and these days mostly leave content to sink or swim as it will.

    I'm not putting all my eggs in the HP basket, of course, but it's working as well as anything these days.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with that.

      The mistake most people make is to think that if they're not following, commenting, or forum posting, their Hubs will be forgotten.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

      The fact is that being active in the HubPages community has very little to do with whether or not you earn income.

  30. jemuelO profile image86
    jemuelOposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Janis! I'm sure you'll have a great writing experience here.

  31. jgwhite66 profile image81
    jgwhite66posted 3 years ago

    Hi Janis, and welcome to Hubpages, I'm fairly new here myself but good to see new people also joining daily. There are many Hubs here on just about every subject you can think of. Enjoy your time here.

  32. chef-de-jour profile image88
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    Hello Janis and Lapcat,
    Welcome to HP. I recommend a good read of hubs and rules and other important stuff, many evergreen hubs,long term involvement and meaningful comments!

  33. ccholai profile image60
    ccholaiposted 3 years ago

    lots to learn here! I signed up a while back and haven't been on for a long time and now so much has changed ey - with more stricter rules. Looked at Bubblews today! Great opportunities out here in this virtual world. big_smile Enjoy!

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    advertising123posted 3 years ago

    Welcome, you chose the right place

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    Ritesh Nisharposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages. All the best. Looking forward to read your hubs.

  36. WriterJanis profile image74
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your welcomes, tips and advice. I'm loving it here.

 
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