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I Got My 1,000,000 Views!

  1. Jean Bakula profile image97
    Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago

    I'm so psyched, it took so long. I think I'll take a screen shot and frame it!

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!  So pleased for you.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      It took 5 years. I came to HP at the end of 2010, in late October. I wrote like crazy all of 2011, but then made my own blog, and also wrote on Wizzley and Infobarrel. Not "putting our eggs in one basket" was the philosophy then. So the majority of my hubs are 4 yrs. old, they are all evergreen. I add one now and then when I have a new interest, but mainly have one niche. I spend most of my writing time on that. I have a good sized online following now, and use my time writing for paying clients. I believe many of them found me at HP. So thanks, HP! It's the best site to help you develop writing skills and has a great community.

      Plus about a third of my hubs moved to niche sites, and the views helped me a lot. I do still keep tweaking and correcting my old hubs when I can, but it hasn't been my main focus. I am getting interested in writing fiction now. But I am very grateful to have finally reached this number, and believe the niche site moves were responsible. I will continue to review old hubs, and may delete a few that aren't getting views. Thanks everyone!

      1. Rangoon House profile image83
        Rangoon Houseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        You prove that dedication pays off. I am deep in the tweaking and correcting process to my exposure and financial peril, but have unpublished three-quarters of my hubs, only releasing them to the public when I am satisfied they wouldn't totally embarrass me. A long and arguably unproductive process, but one I am committed to nevertheless. I hope the rest of 2016 can be my "writing like crazy" year. Congratulations again!

      2. Let-freedom-rigng profile image60
        Let-freedom-rigngposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for an encouraging post.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          You are very welcome, Let-freedom-ring!

      3. Denny Xie profile image72
        Denny Xieposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Congratulations Jean! Well deserved. I have just joined HP and seeing your post is really encouraging and really shows the importance in finding the niche and engaging the community.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

          Best of luck to you Denny. I takes time to build up a volume of hubs, and then just "wait" until they get discovered! Stay with it.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      It's wonderful to hear about your hard work paying off. Congratulations, you've earned it! smile

    4. promisem profile image94
      promisemposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Well done! Perseverance pays off!

    5. Robie Benve profile image93
      Robie Benveposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, 1,000,000  a wonderful number!
      I'm looking forward to my own milestone, it does not come quick or easy, that's for sure! The niche sites seem to have sped up the views of the transferred hubs quite a bit, but all my hubs that stayed on HB are quite dormant...
      Great achievement! smile

    6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Good job. I know this means a lot to you as you've said views etc. in the past have not been good.  Obviously something has changed!  Glad this happened.  One million is certainly a worthy number!

    7. CapCooL profile image78
      CapCooLposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Wow that's awesome! I have a long way to go before I catch up to you!

    8. CatherineGiordano profile image93
      CatherineGiordanoposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Congrats. I always do a screen shot when I reach a milestone. I don't frame it (at least so far). I just save it to a folder in my computer. Congrats.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Good idea! Thanks for your kind wishes.

    9. Anita Hasch profile image77
      Anita Haschposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      congrats. How on earth did you do it?

      1. Jean Bakula profile image97
        Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

        Patience and time.

  2. revolutionbjj profile image93
    revolutionbjjposted 2 months ago

    Congrats!  How long in total did it take?

  3. jersonhirs profile image60
    jersonhirsposted 2 months ago

    Congrats Jean.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 months ago

    Congrats!

  5. Chriswillman90 profile image92
    Chriswillman90posted 2 months ago

    Congrats you should screenshot it.

  6. Rangoon House profile image83
    Rangoon Houseposted 2 months ago

    Congratulations Jean. I am in so much awe and can absolutely imagine your excitement. That figure is absolutely enormous in any context.

  7. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 2 months ago

    Oh Jean, fantastic news! What a milestone, so happy for you. Congratulations on your hard work finally paying off.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 months ago

    That's great!!
    I'm edging up on the number, but I have been here a lot longer than you. I know you have worked  very hard to put out quality, interesting articles. Keep it up. Two million is within reach. smile

  9. Carol Morris profile image85
    Carol Morrisposted 2 months ago

    Congratulations! Exciting news!!

  10. Julie Nou profile image84
    Julie Nouposted 2 months ago

    Congrats!

  11. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 2 months ago

    Awesome achievement!

  12. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 2 months ago

    That's wonderful news Jean!

  13. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago

    Congratulations Jean. That's wonderful news! You should go out and celebrate! You deserve it.

  14. revolutionbjj profile image93
    revolutionbjjposted 2 months ago

    Congrats again, and thanks for the response RE time in!

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Everyone,
      Glenn, I voted for you as Most Helpful Hubber, as you answer all my questions with such patience.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image99
        Glenn Stokposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Jean, I appreciate that. Actually, I felt that Marisa Wright deserved the award. I voted for her as I see her helping everyone all the time with great advice, and she won!

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Marisa has gone way beyond helpful to me. She built my first blog for me, but I was too inexperienced to run it well. She has a special place in my heart, and also has a heart of gold.

  15. earner profile image87
    earnerposted 2 months ago

    Well done.

    Now ... isn't it a crying shame we don't get paid $1/view smile

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      That would be nice.

      1. Nell Rose profile image89
        Nell Roseposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Well done Jean! nice one!

  16. Misty May profile image79
    Misty Mayposted 2 months ago

    Great job!!!!!!

  17. maxravi profile image1
    maxraviposted 2 months ago

    Congrats. I am not too far. Keep up the good work !!

  18. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 2 months ago

    Sorry, I missed this thread, so a late congrats. Let's hope the niche sites have the power to deliver a few million more.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks Will,
      I never thought I'd see the day!

      1. Solaras profile image92
        Solarasposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Huge congrats, the next million will come in 1/3 the time!

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks, I hope so too! The milestones are so far apart, so we need to keep writing!

  19. john000 profile image92
    john000posted 2 months ago

    Congratulations!!

  20. BigBrains profile image90
    BigBrainsposted 2 months ago

    Well done, a big landmark!

  21. Farawaytree profile image87
    Farawaytreeposted 2 months ago

    Congrats!!!! smile

  22. jemuelO profile image87
    jemuelOposted 2 months ago

    That is remarkable! Cheers to more million views.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image97
      Jean Bakulaposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      I see many people who did it a lot faster than I did. But I'm patient, and happy I reached a new milestone. I appreciate all of you who haven taken time out of your busy day or night, and written to me. Thank you so much. Sometimes changes seem discouraging, and turn out to be just what you need.

  23. India-Nepal profile image88
    India-Nepalposted 6 weeks ago

    Well done!smile)

  24. john000 profile image92
    john000posted 6 weeks ago

    Congratulations!!

  25. ShailaSheshadri profile image79
    ShailaSheshadriposted 6 weeks ago

    Well done!

  26. brimon profile image68
    brimonposted 6 weeks ago

    congratulations.

 
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