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I did it! Hit my Million view mark this morning :)

  1. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 19 months ago


    That little screenshot was 3 years in the making - but 3 years and 129 hubs and I finally hit that milestone smile 

    I would like to thank Pinterest and other social media - because if I'd have waited to get this kind of traffic from only Google it would have been another 3 years probably - ha! smile

    1. Robin profile image
      Robinposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Christin!  A huge accomplishment and well deserved!

      1. Shades-of-truth profile image86
        Shades-of-truthposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Great job - must have felt good to look at that number!

      2. Pawpawwrites profile image60
        Pawpawwritesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Wow! That is very impressive. I'm more than a little jealous. I should reach that mark about when my youngest grandson starts drawing social security smile

      3. colorfulone profile image89
        colorfuloneposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Christin, WOW!  ---  Congratulations!

      4. csmiravite-blogs profile image86
        csmiravite-blogsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Wow! Awesome! Which reminds me to double my effort in cranking out hubs and sharing it on pinterest.

      5. Christy Kirwan profile image
        Christy Kirwanposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Well done! Your Hubs are so popular; keep up the great writing! smile

      6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations on a job well done.  You are right about social media.  I started on Pinterest a year or so ago thinking it would never amount to anything, but slowly views from them are increasing and really adding to my counts.  I do a few others as well, but none are as good for me as Pinterest.  I doubt I'll ever reach a million views, but I'm very happy someone is doing that.  I know how much hard work goes into attaining this level of views, and thus know you earned them!  Keep up the good work.

        1. ChristinS profile image93
          ChristinSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Definitely with Pinterest.  Of my 1 million views, over half are from social media and Pinterest is the biggest one by far.  BUT, I would add before people just start pinning and spamming Pinterest (please do NOT do that anyone lol) I spend a great deal of time on Pinterest developing all sorts of interesting boards that are also getting search results in Google.  In fact when I search for some of my hubs (or blog posts, web pages etc), the boards they are pinned on have top 3 Google ranking and the hub is nowhere to be seen on the front page - imagine that!

          I pin maybe 1/10th of my own stuff. The rest are pins of things I really enjoy and that add value to my boards.  I am anal about checking to see that things I repin go to a valid website etc.

          High quality boards mean I have tons of followers over there, so that's why Pinterest has been so good to me.  I've invested a great deal of time and energy into it, because frankly I HATE most other social media. Yes hate is a strong word - and I still mean it.

          I'd rather take a beating than use Twitter.  I do it, but I really don't like it. Every moment on that site is painful to me - full of phoniness and spam and those annoying freaking hashtags etc.  I get a bit of traffic from there, but because I don't enjoy it, not as much as I probably could.  Facebook is another one I use, but again, I don't really enjoy it.  Pinterest is visual, it appeals to both the artist and organizer in me and so it's not a struggle for me to use. 

          So, for anyone that struggles with (hates) social media or if you think it's not worth the time.  Done properly, it most certainly is.  I was not kidding when I said if I'd have been counting on only Google my Million would have been another 3 years wink - well I was kind of, but many jokes have truth in them smile.

          1. PegCole17 profile image90
            PegCole17posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            Great advice on a way to promote our articles and images. I love Pinterest but I haven't dedicated a lot of time to it. You've inspired me to do more with my photos.

            Congratulations on reaching that incredible milestone!

      7. MHiggins profile image89
        MHigginsposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations, Christin!  I'm sure that Pintrest helped but you are a very talented writer.  Social media just helped others find your writing.  Again, Congratulations!

      8. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 19 months ago in reply to this


      9. Pollyanna Jones profile image97
        Pollyanna Jonesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        That is amazing! Very well done! :-)

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        Miran Shuletaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations! An accolade that is thoroughly deserved.

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations! Pinterest helps bring a lot of traffic to HubPages.

    3. FatFreddysCat profile image93
      FatFreddysCatposted 19 months ago

      Daaaaaaaaaang. Nice one.

    4. renaissancemama profile image60
      renaissancemamaposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations! I am in awe. Just starting here and that's an inspiration!

    5. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 19 months ago

      Aw, ChristinS, this is great news. Congratulations! You must feel so good.

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Terrific achievement ChristinS, good job!

    6. Gold Buyer MI profile image81
      Gold Buyer MIposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations! That's wonderful!

    7. Thelma Alberts profile image82
      Thelma Albertsposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations! Well done!

    8. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations!  That's a huge milestone to hit.

    9. Venkatachari M profile image84
      Venkatachari Mposted 19 months ago

      That's great, Christine! My hearty Congratulations on this great achievement.

    10. CelebrateUSA profile image91
      CelebrateUSAposted 19 months ago

      Wowza! Love it! Congratulations on a job well done!

    11. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 19 months ago

      smile Thank you everyone.  It sure did feel good to hit that milestone!  It was over 3 years and a lot of effort that went into those hubs, but it's been worth it.

      My hubs earn money which I appreciate, but they have also brought me a lot of opportunities by using them as writing samples when seeking out clients etc.  There are a lot of benefits to writing here.  I know it seems sometimes in the forums to get really negative, but I hope that doesn't deter people from trying.

      So, now I'm going for double or nothing.  If it took me 3 & 1/2 years to get to one million - I wonder if I can get my second million in 2 years? hmmmmm time will tell I guess lol.  In the meantime, it's time to breathe new life into some old hubs and hopefully find some inspiration for some new ones between projects.

    12. tirelesstraveler profile image87
      tirelesstravelerposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations!!!!! Good work.

    13. Rangoon House profile image83
      Rangoon Houseposted 19 months ago

      Wow! Congratulations ChristinS - you obviously deserve your success.

    14. aesta1 profile image87
      aesta1posted 19 months ago

      Christin S, great job. Well done!

    15. Sherry Hewins profile image94
      Sherry Hewinsposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations, that is very impressive to me, considering that I have also been here for three years and I am just shy of 200,000. I've only got 50 hubs though.

      Pinterest is my second best source of traffic behind Google, and I rarely used Twitter or Facebook for hubs. Maybe I should spend a little more time at Pinterest, oh and write more hubs.

    16. SpaceShanty profile image91
      SpaceShantyposted 19 months ago


    17. C L Mitchell profile image88
      C L Mitchellposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations! Very inspiring. I am a long way off, but you've given me hope. Would love to hear more of your tips for success.

    18. Kain 360 profile image88
      Kain 360posted 19 months ago

      Congrats, that is a great and respectable milestone to get!

    19. GiftsByDiana profile image49
      GiftsByDianaposted 19 months ago

      How awesome !  Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing some tips as well  smile

    20. Billie Kelpin profile image91
      Billie Kelpinposted 19 months ago

      Very Inspiring Christin!  Not only do you have your thumb on the pulse of readers' interests, you provide valuable information that will stay with them.  To think that something we said might be "walking around in the head of another" is truly gratifying. (You apparently are walking around in a lot of people's minds on a daily basis).  Your accomplishment inspires us all here to keep on working and build our base, 'cuz after all, it's all about the base, 'bout the base.  And once the base is there, numbers start becoming exponential.  Here's to exponentiality and to you, Christin!  I'll toast to you tonight from CA smile

    21. Nikki Perezcassar profile image80
      Nikki Perezcassarposted 19 months ago


    22. Valeant profile image89
      Valeantposted 19 months ago

      This makes me think I need way more followers...:>

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks again so much everyone smile Know that your lovely comments are very much appreciated.  I truly do appreciate all of them. 

        Valeant - followers are wonderful, but to earn money etc. it's best to get traffic outside of HP through search and social media smile.

    23. Phyllis Doyle profile image98
      Phyllis Doyleposted 19 months ago

      Good for you, Christin. Congratulations!!!

    24. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 19 months ago

      Huge Congrats!!

    25. AudreyHowitt profile image69
      AudreyHowittposted 19 months ago

      Wow!! Congrats!! That is wonderful!!!

    26. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 19 months ago

      Very Big congratulations to you. I am happy you made it.

    27. Chriswillman90 profile image90
      Chriswillman90posted 19 months ago

      Congratulations that's quite an accomplishment. I wish I had half of your outstanding writing and marketing talent.

    28. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image75
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 19 months ago

      Congrats. It's a great achievement.  Keep on writing. All the best.

    29. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 19 months ago

      Congratulations!  What an amazing milestone

    30. CatherineGiordano profile image93
      CatherineGiordanoposted 19 months ago

      How very exciting. Congrats.

    31. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago

      Congratulations Christin. :-)

    32. tillsontitan profile image91
      tillsontitanposted 19 months ago


    33. Robilo2 profile image83
      Robilo2posted 19 months ago

      Great job ChristinS... !!! you are an inspiration to the rest of us.... keep up the good work.

    34. Susana S profile image93
      Susana Sposted 19 months ago

      Fabulous! Congratulations!

    35. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 19 months ago

      smile all the replies are so kind - thanks everyone I really appreciate it.  It really did make my week this week, a good thing because I needed a bit of inspiration to fuel me since I'm doing some very tedious revamp work this week on a website lol.

    36. ThatMommyBlogger profile image88
      ThatMommyBloggerposted 19 months ago

      Congrats!  That's awesome!