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Happy To Be Here... From A Former "Giant Squid"

  1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
    SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago

    It's been several weeks now since my lenses were transferred over here to HubPages. I have to say, due to illness I've not accomplished nearly what I hoped to so far in terms of editing my lenses into Hubs. I have focused on the ones that have been labeled as violations (usually too many Amazon and eBay modules) and finally most of those are out of the way. Now I'm working on the ones with broken links, videos that no longer work, and so on. There are also a lot of lenses that came across unpublished for some reason. Usually when I add the summary and tweak the selling modules, everything is ready to publish with no problem.

    I'm s-l-o-w-l-y learning to navigate HubPages. I'm getting my edits done faster now, learning where everything is and how to do it efficiently. Like anything old and familiar, it was so easy to write and edit on Squidoo. But it will become just as familiar here eventually. For example, today I just ran across a neat feature where I can see all my lenses categorized - unpublished, violations, and so on, that I hadn't discovered before. These features take time to get to learn.

    Overall the biggest surprise in moving everything here to HubPages is the MONEY!! I'm fascinated watching my earnings actually grow on a daily basis! My earnings are far surpassing anything I ever saw on Squidoo! With that as an incentive, adjusting to changes is not such a bad thing after all!

    I just wondered if any of you former Squids are experiencing earning more money on your work than you did previously. I really hope so!

    I'm a person who has always been very resistant to major changes... but this one is turning out to be well worth it! Although I will always be nostalgic about Squidoo because I loved it so much, I am embracing this change with open arms now. 

    Happy writing, all... -SheilaSchnauzies - formerly Squidoo's Creative Crocheter Contributor and owner of Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well welcome! So glad you are having a good experience so far. smile

      1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
        SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, nice to meet you!

  2. PurvisBobbi44 profile image91
    PurvisBobbi44posted 2 years ago

    Hi SheilaSchnauzie,

    I hope you are feeling better and welcome to HubPages as one of the new Hubbers we are happy to have new hubs to read and to meet new writers. I have met many of your friends and I enjoy reading their work.

    United we stand to win and enjoy life.

    I hope you will be happy here as there are a lot of nice people for you to meet.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Bobbi Purvis

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Bobbi! I appreciate that and the warm welcome!

  3. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    Welcome - and glad you are finally being paid what your hard work is worth!

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the welcome! Me too! I am enjoying being surprised by the earnings reports!!

  4. Beaddoodler profile image80
    Beaddoodlerposted 2 years ago

    Don't you just love the way Hubpages tells you exactly what's wrong with your lens?  No more guessing and then still not being allowed to publish the edits.  I had gotten so tired of trying to figure out what Squidoo wanted that I just let my lenses sit there.

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Beaddoodler!! YES I love it! I was lucky at Squidoo because every time one of my lenses would hit the filter, it would get green lighted soon as I asked. My crochet pattern lenses always hit the filter because so much of a crochet pattern contains similar content  so I was always getting the duplicate content warnings. I wrote for SoCrafty magazine at Squidoo and that's why I could get them quickly green lighted. But I know a lot of other people did not have that experience and it was very frustrating.

      Now all I have to do is read the warnings, fix the problem, and publish. Poof! Love it.

  5. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Hi and welcome Sheila. It is always great to read positive comments on the forums. I hope you continue to enjoy your time here.

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Jodah!

  6. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Welcome to HP, Sheila. - Be well! smile

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks very much!

  7. lisavollrath profile image93
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Glad to see another fellow former Giant joining in!

    1. SheilaSchnauzies profile image84
      SheilaSchnauziesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Lisa, nice to see you too! Hope you are enjoying your experience here.

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    Crisantonioposted 2 years ago

    Hello and nice to meet you!

    I'm new here at Hubpages too - but I was on Squidoo first before I got moved here! Sad to say, my stay at the Squid didn't last so long because they merged a month after I signed up -_- Oh the irony! But I am mighty glad to be here!

 
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