I wonder how much sooner I would've gotten there if I hadn't removed all my old hubs in 2009 or so after the two outbound link limit flagged me as a spammer because of my image credits. (It wasn't until years later that I learned what had tripped the flag. At the time, I had very bad experiences with childish commenters writing random obscenities on hubs about ancient Greek art and myth, and I thought it wasn't worth fighting filters on a platform that wasn't attracting visitors who actually read my articles. I came back and started over in 2011.)
Interesting note: I screencapped and annotated the above image, then used the forum's image upload button, from an ipad. I appreciate very much that HP is fully tablet-compatible, so we can ditch our laptops and write hubs on trips if we choose.
ETA: the uploader shrunk the picture. Milestone is 500,095 lifetime visits.
Congratulations! You have lots of determination to return and start writing again after a rocky start and being away from it for a couple of years. I admire your tenacity and am glad you stuck with it!
hello greekgeek. i consider you my role model from the first time i saw your profile and hubs. you have inspired me to write better over the months and i am not surprised at you achievements. i have read everything you're written and hope to be as successful on hubpages.
Congratulations, Greekgeek! You're one of my favorite wisdom-imparting hubbers, always offering down-to-earth, commonsense advice. You've helped me and others a lot with your knowledge about how the system works. It's good to see you reach such an important milestone. Woohoo for you!
Great milestone. I think that I should say it here that I tried posting an article in 2011 and HubPages straight away declined it. At that time I was a newbie with writing and I never knew why it declined. But now I restarted and I think I'm on the right path. What do you say?
Congratulations GG and well done for reaching this 'more than well deserved' milestone. You are a hubber AND lensmaster with immense knowledge of the ways of article writing, and how to be successful at it, and as such, have learned a lot from you.
I usually don't post milestones in the forum, but wanted to share this one with you. Hopefully it will encourage others.I reached 100,000 views sometime in Sept or Oct., 2011 Yesterday or very early this morning I...
I want to thank Hubpages for allowing me to publish here. You were my first love for publishing online. I still haven't found another lover like you and can't seem to let you go. With all the arguments and disagreements...