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How many HubPage members are still here?

  1. paulburchett profile image78
    paulburchettposted 20 months ago

    Say hello and let me know you're still active on HubPages.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      The last time I looked, HP stats showed more than 71,000 writers here.  That is way down from what it used to be, but is still a strong number.

      1. Alternative Prime profile image87
        Alternative Primeposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Therein you will discover the very root of the problem ~ When you deploy a flood of roughly 70,000 contributors unto the literary universe, if indeed this is a genuine number, the HP site in totality will automatically be “Defaulted” into “Content Farm” status by the general public, which is of course not a very desirable position in which to be placed ~ An obvious scenario impossible to AVOID ~

        There is a very small percentage of stellar writers here, or who were present and accounted for in the past, who were unfortunately contaminated by the overwhelming “Tonage of Junk” willfully distributed by the balance ~

        It’s virtually impossible to reconcile 70,000 contributors against “Content Farm” status, or even 1000 / “CF“ ~ From my extensive experience in the industry, a quality site is extremely lucky to enlist 10 superb contributors ~

        ~ A.P. ~

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      SirDentposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Hello, I am not here.  Or am I?

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello SirDent, nice to meet you!

      2. promisem profile image95
        promisemposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, you are not here because you are there. Or at least you were.

    3. csmiravite-blogs profile image87
      csmiravite-blogsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I wander off, do some other things, and them come back. Which reminds me, to crank up another hub and tweak all the others. They  need updating to increase my hubbie scores.

      1. chateaudumer profile image83
        chateaudumerposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello all. I have not written a new hub since last December. But I still read and open my Hubpages account almost everyday.   I have 33 hubs and getting only about 20 views per day, but I like the Hubpages writers/community  and the HP staff as well.

      2. Elsie Hagley profile image81
        Elsie Hagleyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I'm a ex-squidoo transfer, been here for six months, login every day, check out hubs, read my feed.
        I won't be moving on enjoy this writing platform and all the members, very helpful. Cheers to the future of HubPages, not many active transfers from Squidoo, Very Sad.cool

      3. Gordon Hamilton profile image97
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Very rare for me to access the forums now but happened to do so purely by accident tonight with a wrong click and saw this thread. Had to contribute! Been here going on 8 years and although life circumstances cause me to take breaks at times, it's always a huge pleasure and joy to come back. Love Hub Pages and I'll be here as long as we're both around!

      4. pagesvoice profile image84
        pagesvoiceposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        After 5+ years still here, but the thrill is almost gone.

      5. tsmog profile image84
        tsmogposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I check into HP pretty much daily these recent months. My hub writing has waned as much as my journal writing. I seem to be at an impasse of sorts, though I am inspired. That inspiration just does not flow shall we say. Patterns of life are changing as I also am changing. HP is changing rapidly as is internet life . . . growth is exponential and audience is diversified while still having specificity. A challenge of sorts for the budding writer learning of authoring.

      6. Nadine May profile image93
        Nadine Mayposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Oh yes I am, but not as often as I would like.

      7. Pollyanna Jones profile image96
        Pollyanna Jonesposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hello! I'm a bit of a newbie, but I do try to write one Hub a week since joining last autumn. I've found fellow writers to be a friendly and supportive bunch. The community here really is lovely.

      8. kj force profile image76
        kj forceposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I started on HP in 2010 and was very active until 2013. At this time it appeared many others started leaving, no one stated a reason. Then it happened , just about everything I posted was not " up to HP standards "...
        or subject matter appeared too similar...so I too fell by the wayside.
        I am a Medical Researcher,/ published author by trait, but wrote lighthearted material for HP.  I tried several times to update/edit my previous write but to no avail...they are considered " sub standard "...but I will continue trying periodically...I still do " questions " ...

      9. peachpurple profile image79
        peachpurpleposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I, have been here since 5 years ago, still active as ever. Present!

      10. jonnycomelately profile image87
        jonnycomelatelyposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hi everyone.  I am still here, and regularly checking in. 
        I still get a trickle of people looking at a few of my Hubs.  But not many now, mainly I think because I have not initiated any new Hubs recently.
        The forums used to be very active with a great many very interesting people.  Whether I agreed with them or not was not so important as the chance to hear the views of other people.  Alas, the numbers have declined very much.  I was checking a few of the active forums that interested me the other day and many of them tailed off about 3 years ago. 
        Where have people gone to, I wonder?   Have they found another site that is a bit more "alternative" friendly?  HubPages seems to be very Google-linked and a bit biased along the religious lines.... am I correct in this?  Happy to be proved wrong if any one disagrees with me.

        1. Popit profile image83
          Popitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          Hi Johnycomelately,  I left for a couple of years and then came back.  Some of the forums are a little, shall we say, challenging but there are loads of really interesting, nice people on here.  I live the fact that you can get in touch with people from all walks of life, in far flung places.  You've got to dig a little deep to find posts that you might enjoy, you don't say which?   Hubpages gives you access to the writing of people you might not read otherwise.  Perhaps we should both have a go at posting about things that interest us and see where it goes from there?

          1. Popit profile image83
            Popitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

            sorry, that should be 'love' not 'live, my fingers are all over the place today big_smile

            1. Popit profile image83
              Popitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              I've just taken a look at one of your hubs, crumbs the photo's are good!  There most be loads of hubbers' here, who have a passion for nature and would love to engage on the forums with you.  You really will have to start your own posts!

      11. trish1048 profile image82
        trish1048posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I'm back after a very long hiatus smile

      12. Kimberlu profile image63
        Kimberluposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hello I am still here I just came back after a very long break.

    4. FatFreddysCat profile image93
      FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

      Hello (raises hand)

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello!

    5. Jayne Lancer profile image89
      Jayne Lancerposted 20 months ago

      I'm here again. I was mostly inactive from 2011 until 2014.

    6. Edithe Estelle profile image84
      Edithe Estelleposted 20 months ago

      I'm here (Hi!) but I'm new. And since 1 of the 2 hubs I've published so far keeps being unpublished I don't know how much longer I'll stay.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hi! Well I hope you stick around.

    7. Thelma Alberts profile image79
      Thelma Albertsposted 20 months ago

      Hello! I´m present. Nice to meet you.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello, nice to meet you too!

    8. wordswithlove profile image78
      wordswithloveposted 20 months ago

      I am here but have been dormant for several months. I published a new hub yesterday after all that time. I really don't have much time to come by here or my other sites and don't find it very worthwhile in general.

    9. FitnezzJim profile image87
      FitnezzJimposted 20 months ago

      Here!  (sort of)

    10. louise-barraco profile image81
      louise-barracoposted 20 months ago

      I am here I am new and I'm learning as I go

    11. mdgardner profile image88
      mdgardnerposted 20 months ago

      I’m here. I haven’t written a hub since last year but I still like to log in to see what’s going on.

    12. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 20 months ago

      ~ Wave ~

    13. Robilo2 profile image81
      Robilo2posted 20 months ago

      I am here.  I transferred with Squidoo late last year.  I dumped my old lens topics and wrote 15 new Hubs.

    14. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 20 months ago

      I was here a minute ago ... not so sure where I am now ... I think I wandered off ...

    15. TMacEwan profile image59
      TMacEwanposted 20 months ago

      Been on the site for three years but haven't really been active till now.

    16. old albion profile image70
      old albionposted 20 months ago

      I'm still here. Trying to be a success.
      Graham.

      1. brakel2 profile image86
        brakel2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I am here I think ha ha wave

    17. Uzochukwu Mike profile image59
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 20 months ago

      Hello!

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello Mike!

    18. Suzanne Day profile image96
      Suzanne Dayposted 20 months ago

      I float in and out. At present I am studying, so all my time is taken up with that. But hopefully I'll get back to hubbing again soon.

    19. dougwest1 profile image92
      dougwest1posted 20 months ago

      I'm still here getting ready to post a new Hub.

    20. CelebrateUSA profile image90
      CelebrateUSAposted 20 months ago

      Hello! Yes, still here and lovin' it!

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello!

    21. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image73
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 20 months ago

      Yes, I am here and hubbing is my passion, though this year the number of hubs I wrote is less.  Anyhow it is a nice platform and I love being here with the company people like you.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks! Nice to meet you.

    22. Shades-of-truth profile image85
      Shades-of-truthposted 20 months ago

      Present!

    23. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 20 months ago

      Just raised my hand:  I'm here!
      When I read some old Hubs, I see comments from writers who are no longer here for whatever reason. 
      I may wander away for a short time, but I always come back to HubPages!

    24. lbsf1 profile image86
      lbsf1posted 20 months ago

      I'm here. Not as much as I was a year ago, because my views have dropped off and no matter what I do wont increase, but hey ho, just gonna keep going.

      1. TMacEwan profile image59
        TMacEwanposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Got to keep plugging away. Haven't gotten to many views myself but just started last week. Been here for 3 years but wasn't able to get on due to obligations.

    25. Solaras profile image92
      Solarasposted 20 months ago

      Hi there.  Nice to see you Paul.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        You too Solaras.

    26. ThisisMissyMiss profile image83
      ThisisMissyMissposted 20 months ago

      Hello!  I'm here!  smile

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello!

        1. ologsinquito profile image95
          ologsinquitoposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Still here.

    27. lisavanvorst profile image79
      lisavanvorstposted 20 months ago

      I am still here I think two years. I just haven't written too many new hubs as I started a job in May and life is very busy. If I don't have anything new to write, I generally comment in these forums and comment on other hubbers work.

    28. samikan profile image74
      samikanposted 20 months ago

      hi i m here again but not active from long.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I'm here. I've been here for 4 years, but there have been so many changes since the first Google Panda algorithm change, and consequent changes, and there is no money in it anymore. People who were here longer liked writing, but were making a lot of it here, when the rules allowed a lot of outside links and let you advertise your work in other places.

        Now it's basically just a place to write if you like to. You won't make much money, and if you work hard and have a large body of hubs, each time you have to change them all you will get sick of it.

        The community is nice. The administration can't figure out what to do to get back into Google's good graces, and probably never will. But there aren't any other good sites for writer's now, it's the only game in town. So it's still a good place to get feedback if you like to write, and get practice.

      2. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hi!

    29. Muttface profile image90
      Muttfaceposted 20 months ago

      Howdy.
      I joined in 2013, but got a new job in 2014 so I mostly ignored Hubpages that year. 2015 has been quiet enough, so I've had some more time to dedicate to writing hubs. My traffic usually goes down in the summer months, but I was a bit surprised to see them lacerated from the Panda attack.

      I like sniffing round on the forums because you learn a lot and some of the threads are very entertaining. I guess the reason I hang around is because of some of the success you hear about gives you a bit of hope.

      Actually, it's interesting you posted this. I was wondering the other day about a writer who used to be very active on the forums in 2013, but I haven't seen in the last few months. Her name is WriLite, or something like that. She used to be very helpful.

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hello! Maybe she will show up for you.

    30. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 20 months ago

      I've been here over 8 years and am still doing pretty well.

      Adding better images and updated content helps to keep my Hubs viable regarding traffic and income. The fact that many students access my Hubs all year long helps as well. My writing has improved markedly month by month since the start and I appreciate that, since we seem to live in a "Continuous Improvement" system in much of the workplace (since the late 1980s) and in online content. A bit more work is required now than previously, I think, but I like improving.
       
      Hope all HP writers can have good experiences here - Happy Spring!

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Nice to hear from you Patty, God Bless.

    31. robhampton profile image90
      robhamptonposted 20 months ago

      Been here since 2011. Love it, make good money in the summer season

    32. ThatMommyBlogger profile image89
      ThatMommyBloggerposted 20 months ago

      Howdy!  I'm here.  smile

      1. paulburchett profile image78
        paulburchettposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Howdy, nice to meet you!

    33. chuckandus6 profile image56
      chuckandus6posted 20 months ago

      I am still here, I had a gap for a couple years that I stopped working on my hubs but the ones I had, were going strong,I have since updated old hubs and made new ones I have 40 hubs  I think .

    34. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 20 months ago

      I am still here, and I have no plans to leave.

    35. littlething profile image83
      littlethingposted 20 months ago

      I'm here. Haven't been too terribly active lately, but I'm still here and occasionally  publishing

    36. alikhan3 profile image92
      alikhan3posted 20 months ago

      Hello ..... there

    37. melbel profile image91
      melbelposted 20 months ago

      Hello

    38. K Kiss profile image73
      K Kissposted 19 months ago

      I am here ... I have had my grumpy days with hubpages..but I have here for so long that I guess I'll be around .. with the desire to publish more often

    39. Paul Maplesden profile image91
      Paul Maplesdenposted 19 months ago

      *Bounce*

    40. PegCole17 profile image90
      PegCole17posted 19 months ago

      Here, present. I check in everyday just to see what's up. I keep hoping for a return to the writing days of HubPages in the past. So many of the regulars seem to be missing. Like others, when I read the comments on my old hubs I see so many who are no longer active. But, onward. Still looking for that one magic hub to go viral one day. Wouldn't that be grand?

      1. pagesvoice profile image84
        pagesvoiceposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        I've been here for over 5 years and no matter what I do...no matter how active I am...no matter how many edits I do to my posts...and no matter how many questions and comments I ask, HubPages continues to dump on my Hub Score. I was always in the high 90s and rarely in the low 90s. Now, no matter what, I can't get above a score of 84. I am discouraged and disgusted all rolled into one. It is a feeling of rejection and a slap in the face of loyalty and certainly something that has left a horrible taste in my mouth.

    41. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 19 months ago

      I still pop by now and then smile I'm leading a fairly busy life right now though and I'm writing on my own websites a lot as well.

      1. brakel2 profile image86
        brakel2posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Hi WryLilt. Good to see you again.

    42. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 19 months ago

      I joined 2 years ago and I am still here. As far as I know I have no reason to leave.

    43. Au fait profile image93
      Au faitposted 19 months ago

      Just passed my 4th anniversary and I seem to have hit the big time.  3 of my articles have been stolen and printed word-for-word on at least 2 other sites.  The investigation continues . . .

      There should be an accolade stating how many hubs a person has had stolen from here.  I know I'm not alone and others have probably suffered more theft.

      1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image73
        sunilkunnoth2012posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Sure, it is a painful experience to see our great work is copied by someone. I also support your view on an accolade or something specific to that extent to pin point a 'stealer'.  Meantime, could you please teach me the mechanism to know how is our work is copied elsewhere. Congrats on your 4th anniversary. Keep on writing. All the best.

        1. Au fait profile image93
          Au faitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

          There will be a small red copyright sign (letter c inside a circle) next to the title of your hub on your account page. 

          Also, you may check any of your hubs at any time by copy and pasting capsule titles or entire paragraphs from your hub into the Google search box.  That is what I did to find out who had copied my work and it popped right up below my article's listing.

          1. mary615 profile image94
            mary615posted 19 months ago in reply to this

            I had a poem stolen word for word!  Took me weeks to get it removed.  Google Alert helps, too.  I get an email when an article is published using my key words.

            1. Au fait profile image93
              Au faitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

              One of the sites has taken my article down in less than 12 hours from the time I filed a complaint with Google, but apparently I have to file against each site separately because the other 5 are still unchanged.

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

        I like your idea for an accolade for having hubs that were stolen. I would have quite a few accolades. The worst kind are the sites that use your pictures and garble some highlights from several hubs. Their sources are really hard to track down.

    44. Jenn-Anne profile image91
      Jenn-Anneposted 19 months ago

      I don't write here any more - I have a blog which I enjoy a great deal so I put all my energy into that. However, I do still pop in here to see how my hubs are doing and see what the community is up to.

    45. gaddie profile image81
      gaddieposted 19 months ago

      Hello, I am new to Hubpages and have just signed up to this site a few weeks back,

      1. Au fait profile image93
        Au faitposted 19 months ago in reply to this

        gaddie, welcome to HubPages!  Look forward to reading your hubs . . .

      2. chuckandus6 profile image56
        chuckandus6posted 19 months ago in reply to this

        Welcome gaddie

    46. madscientist12 profile image94
      madscientist12posted 19 months ago

      hello! I am always so busy with school that I haven't had time to write lately, but as soon as summer hits, I'll be back :-)

    47. DaveOnline profile image89
      DaveOnlineposted 19 months ago

      Hello, I'm happy to still be here on HP!

    48. steve8miller profile image86
      steve8millerposted 19 months ago

      Still use Hubpages! Good place to be.

    49. lisavanvorst profile image79
      lisavanvorstposted 19 months ago

      I'm still here, but after reading all the forums and the negative insight to this site, I really don't know how long.

    50. Snakesmum profile image88
      Snakesmumposted 19 months ago

      I've been here for about 8 months now - joined from Squidoo.      Haven't been overly active recently, although I do check in at least 5 days a week to see what's happening.

    51. lex123 profile image67
      lex123posted 19 months ago

      I have been here for a long time (7 years) and am planning to continue here as long as I can. I have seen HP in various stages. Though I am not much active here I do post hubs occasionally. I am busy with my own websites and ebooks, but still manage to check here periodically.

    52. clivewilliams profile image79
      clivewilliamsposted 19 months ago

      too many

     
    working