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OMG!! Something I'm doing is working!

  1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    HAHAHAHA! lol After three months of standing still at a respectable $0.47 with AdSense earnings, I've done something right!

    I made a WHOPPING $2.53 on AdSense JUST today!! Wooot!

    I know it might sound incredibly silly, but I am seriously excited...my roommate doesn't get it. Do you??

    *dances for joy* lol

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, congratulations.  I do get it.  I went for, I think, about a month before ever seeing (if I remember correctly) 2.83.  For most people (some more than others) it takes some time for your Hubs to be found (and whatever else has to happen).  Too many people get discouraged too soon.  Keep writing.  smile

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Lisa! It's nice to know I'm not the only silly one! wink Somehow...I don't know...that's a very special $2.53 to me. smile

        I agree, people probably give up too soon, but I'm hoping to hang in there and I definitely want to keep writing!

        1. Lisa HW profile image82
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Take a screen shot of it.   smile   It's most likely going to change.

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
            TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Uh oh...how do I do that?

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              Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There is a button next to the F12 key that should be labeled "Prt Scrn/Sys Rq" or something similar. Push that button. Open a program like Paint. Go to Edit and click Paste. Then Save it and you can keep that moment forever.

              1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
                TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Hey, thanks! I did it! big_smile

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                  Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You're welcome smile

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *dances with you* 

      congrats!!

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, you're a great dancer! wink

        Thanks!

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      china manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am just here writing and getting into the idea of it all - I reckon to get around to the money side at some point - but I can really understand the excitement of it moving forward positively - good on yer ! big_smile  and deserved I must say.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much! I'm sure when you *do* get around to looking at monetizing, you'll do a great job!

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          china manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I hope you will still be here to help guide me to that first penny big_smile

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
            TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I missed this...but I certainly hope to be! big_smile All you have to do is ask.

    4. Shadesbreath profile image89
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your fortune is SECURED! 

      smile

      Grats.  At least you know how to figure out how much you made.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, that's right...or at least I'm going to convince myself of that! Even if it's not true...it IS motivating. smile

    5. Jayne Lancer profile image89
      Jayne Lancerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!
      Yes, this HubPages thing does have a strange effect on us. When I earned my first 15p, I was so excited that my husband thought I'd won the lottery. I've never seen him look as appalled as he did when it turned out to be 15p on Adsense.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks! LOL...I know exactly the look you're talking about. My roommate gave me the same one!

    6. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is wonderful!  Congratulations and keep up with the good work!

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I get it! Weldone Glass Spider! smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      congrats! everything Ive read is its a "snowball effect" slow to get going, but once you do..keep it up!! It should only get better.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      *dances with her* xo

    10. lorlie6 profile image87
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Glass Spider!

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      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sGk3hMblYUg/StYPaA39MnI/AAAAAAAAEsY/k2SzffYXECo/s320/41279.jpeg

      woohoo.
      still holding at $0.01 myself.

    12. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      congrats YEHEY, more more more for you!

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        PDH, you're always such a sweetheart, thank you!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this




      big_smile hooray! good job!

    14. Springboard profile image77
      Springboardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Of course we get it. smile Seeing any fruits produced from any labor, even if, or maybe ESPECIALLY if, it is produced from a labor of love, bears some level of joy.

  2. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    Oh, I get it. way to go!
    woo hoooo

    I've been standing dead still myself, but yesterday I had a very lovely $1.86 cents smiling back at me from my AdSense earnings page.

    Let's make sure we write down what we did, and try to make it happen again lol

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, great job!! Congratulations!

      Honestly, I'm not really sure what's done it. I did just publish a hub, and I did the best I could with what little I know about keywords....I must've stumbled upon a good one or two, but I don't know which ones they are!! lol

      1. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Last week I went to the Keyword Academy. I've been studying like a fool.
        Well, not so much a fool now that I got a result lol

        The reason I'm so geeked about my click is that the hub it came from was the first one that I wrote since I started all my studying. I only published it 4 days ago. big_smile

        I'm still a complete newbie with it, but I recommend checking it out. There is a webinar specifically targeted for hubbers. I watched it twice, took notes ( lol ) and wrote a hub. And got a click.

        !!yay for us!!!

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey that's awesome! And it sounds like a great idea. I'm definitely! going to have to check it out.

          *scribbles down Keyword Academy...webinar for Hubbers*

          Thank you!

          *throws confetti*

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    All right GS!!! Oh got another one for you..BATS! I have written a hub on bats...you should do one too with all of the books and things your amazon capsules would be perfect for that hub too big_smile

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey! There's another great idea to add to the list! *writes furiously*

      Thanks CW! I have to give you credit for all your encouragement and help with idea generation! {{HUGS}}

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey I'm just here to keep adding to yur list of things to write big_smile hehehe gotta keep you busy now don't I? HAHAHA I mean yea...lol

  4. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Congratulations, and of course it matters! You have a starting point that you can see. I felt exactly the same! smile

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Earnest...I swear, I don't think I've been so excited about two and half bucks since I was 5 years old! It's pretty cool! smile

  5. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    Way to go!!! After 8 months I am up to a whopping $78 on Adsense and finally....this past week had two Amazon orders/delivered and have a $1.43 referral in my account. I am on my way to retireme....oops, well not yet! lol

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol you'll get there Michael you'll get there after about forty or more years lol keep writing lol

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Holy Crap! yikes That IS awesome! Great job! I have yet to make an Amazon sale, but I'm gonna keep working on it!

      *throws confetti for Michael* Keep up the good work!

      1. Michael Willis profile image76
        Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol, thank you, thank you...I would like to thank all of the little people that have been there. I would like to thank the .......yadda, yadda, yadda...

        40 years?????? lol

    3. wyanjen profile image87
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well, I've got a LONG way to go, if I'm going to match you by my 8 month mark! I don't think I'll make it Michael lol
      good for you, I'm happy to see folks having success.

      I'm glad you started this up Spider- I've been feeling a little silly myself at how excited I am about my click. I mean, who can I go celebrate with? lol

      I'll buy us all a round:

      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-eatdrink007.gif

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You can always celebrate with me you know that jen big_smile

      2. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's right, we're not alone in celebrating our click And hey! *pokes your shoulder* Don't talk like that. We'll make it, one click at a time...one hub at a time! We'll keep each other at it, and we'll match Michael's 78 dollars! *dramatic Southern drawl* And we'll nevuh be hongry again!!

        *shares a round with Jen*

        1. wyanjen profile image87
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well if I'm going to match Michael, I'll need to earn... hmm, let's see...
          $63.77.
          In one month.
          Nope, I think he's got me beat lol
          I'll nevuh be hongry, but maybe I'll be a little peckish. Yup, I could snack.

          @crazd: of course we can always celebrate on HubPages chica! that's why I love it here
          But the people who know me in real life tend to get the glazed over look when I say things like "Hey! I got an awesome click today WOO HOOO"
          big_smile

        2. Michael Willis profile image76
          Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The NFL Playoffs were my big money makers. The Championship Round and then the SuperBowl. $40 dollars was in a week and a half.  Amazon was DVD's.

          1. wyanjen profile image87
            wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            smile
            Nicely done

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm I think i need to do Amazon capsules...what do ya think?

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I figure it couldn't hurt! I thought you already WERE! yikes

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        heheh nope but I think that it would be okay to set up...was on the fence about it because we have to give them our SS#...not too keen about giving that out

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can certainly understand that...although I feel that Amazon is pretty trustworthy and secure, or I wouldn't have done it either.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            well I did it and it's set but not active...no idea what to do if I have to wait or whatever so I'll have to see about it tomorrow.

    2. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nelle is a good one to talk to about money on HP. She seems to have the knack down and of course she has so many great hubs!

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oo that is very true...I better go hunt down Nelle then big_smile

  7. Fluffymetal profile image79
    Fluffymetalposted 7 years ago

    big_smile Congrats.  I'm still waiting for my big bucks

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, fluffy! You'll get there! smile There's so much great help around here, it's like a wave of support you can ride on.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    aaaa well then slap them jen and say 'did ya hear what I just said?' lol

    1. wyanjen profile image87
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

      I said to my mom one day, "I did good. Just be happy for me."

      lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol That workds!

      2. TheGlassSpider profile image79
        TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...I know what you mean! No one in my flesh and blood circle really "gets it" but they can see how excited I am about it...and they try to...LOL

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    you'd think that cynics like some of us really are wouldn't get so jazzed about a few dollars or a few more fans or a few thousand page views - but holey moley, its so fun!  It is like remember when your parents decided you were finally old enough to get an allowance?  and you got your $2 every Sunday after church and immediately blew it on food at the Dairy Queen, even though every Friday you promised yourself you would save it so that next Friday you could go after school with your friends to the soda fountain for a phosphate, instead?  oh , ok, I got a little carried away there.  having one of those nights.  manic, you know?

    1. Michael Willis profile image76
      Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      $2 a week allowance...now you sound like you know about the era I grew up in. lol

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, and a cherry phosphate (which probably doesn't exist anymore) only cost 25cents!

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hehehehe...I like it when you have one of "those" nights, mega...it always makes for the best entertainment...I mean, you really end up making me smile and laugh.

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        gee thanks!  that made MY night!  I do get awful wordy sometimes and then I slink back into my corner fearful that I've just bored everyone to tears.  it is a definite manic/depressive thing with me and if I did not have this outlet I would be in a straitjacket, I'm sure . . .so thanks for putting up with me!

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Aww wow, mega, I had NO IDEA you felt that way! I can't believe it; you always come off as wonderful, confident, and exuberant - and with a completely different take on the world. I really look forward to reading your posts and things. I really get a great kick out of your style - it's completely unique and creative.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Okay so I have amazon set up and I have capsuls on three of my hubs....two on one and one on the other two...

    I hope I did it right big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I'm off to bed I'll play with my amazon stuff more tomorrow...oh one question first. how many capsuls is a good number? I don't want to over do it

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm...I've been sticking with one capsule in the body, and two at the bottom...But, since I haven't made any sales on amazon I don't know if I'm the best to talk to! LOL

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        eh you are just starting out...and so am I big_smile I am thinking maybe what? two or three capsules okay?

  12. calicoaster profile image60
    calicoasterposted 7 years ago

    That is really cool. Congratulations!! big_smile...I got my adsense approved last friday and have managed to get some $0.18 in my account...yayee!! smile.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, that's AWESOME, you haven't been here long at all. At that rate, you'll definitely have me beat when you reach the three month mark! Keep up the good work! smile

  13. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Wish i could create a thread for my kontera payout, sumday  i'll LOL...

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Awwww! You'll get there! I understand that Kontera's tough to get the payout for - you have to have enormous traffic. Just keep writing and you'll make it smile

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    HelloEcoMDRposted 7 years ago

    where is the keyword academy? I'd like to watch...

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this
      1. west40 profile image60
        west40posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There is also A FAQ Hubpages video on keywords that was very helpful too.

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        HelloEcoMDRposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. chloe_wong profile image60
    chloe_wongposted 7 years ago

    oh, congratulations to you, friend.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! And welcome to HubPages smile We're looking forward to your first AdSense payment! wink

  16. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    That is bonza GS, you deserve everything.

  17. wrenfrost56 profile image82
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    *Dances around* I get it, was crazy excited when I got my first click. Many congrats, more confetti....? big_smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I get it too! And once the $$$ starts showing up in your checking account - your husband will get it too!

    The important thing is that now you really believe there is money to be made marketing online.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, indeed you're right...and I have to give thanks to you, Nelle...A lot of the hubs I've been reading and learning from have been yours. So you've had a positive effect on me. *bows* Thank you!!

  19. flread45 profile image81
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    Good show,it takes time,patience,good writing on things people like to read about,plus key words,backlinks,frontlinks,mylinks,are you tired yet?

  20. Aley Martin profile image86
    Aley Martinposted 7 years ago

    I think motivation is important to releasing your creativity, and mine is not about making money, it is about being creative. That being said, it is nice to make a few "sense" (cents) along the way. Good news and best of luck to all your writers! Bt do enjoy the journey.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Oh great GS now I have the amazon bug lol I'm putting in capsules left and right because of you hahaha

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! *high five* That's awesome smile The more capsules, the more chances for sales. I'll have to go check 'em out.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes but we don't want TOO many capsules either big_smile

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Indeed...we don't want to market so much the content gets cheapened.

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            but it is fun putting up the capsules and checking out what they have on certain topics hehehehe

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
              TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ooh CW...go for the God of War Hub - that's a GREAT one to have some merchandise on: The whole GOW series, a couple of game systems...related games...there're tons of things you could put on that one.

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh yea definitely going for that one big_smile I am working on another one right now..one of my cat hubs big_smile

                1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
                  TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Sweet! Cat owners need LOTS of stuff! Cat beds, grooming products, doesn't amazon let you subscribe to cat litter so you can have it delivered to house on a regular basis.

                  OMG...what a hub title: BUY CAT LITTER. LMAO hahahahaha

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                    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol that would work they sell it on Amazon LMAO

                2. skyfire profile image72
                  skyfireposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I are going to attack in comment section if you post kitty hubs...  ~^_^~

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                    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    too late already have several lol

  22. TheGlassSpider profile image79
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    WOW! There are just too many people to write to individually right now!! LOL


    Thanks everyone for all their support and well wishes! The money is cool - but the friendship and support is priceless! I love this place.


    *sings* "Can you feel the love...in here." hehehe

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    Pack Secureposted 7 years ago

    Nice job Glass Spider. *Jealous* smile

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks! Don't worry. you're WAY ahead of where I was with Hubs after only five days! If you keep up that kind of momentum you'll be earning before you know it.

  24. TheGlassSpider profile image79
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    What's even worse is that it's writing itself in my head and saying "Hey, this could work."

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Just wanted to drop in and say congrats! I'm excited for you.

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! Lynne stopped by! Thanks, lynne.

  26. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    You have all the rights to celebrate. This way it'll even sound better 2.53 USD is 228.85 Jamaican Dollars or 952.60 Zimbabwe dollars

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      SWEET! I think I need to move to Jamaica or Zimbabwe...sounds like I'm rich there! big_smile

      Thanks Zsuxsy!!

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm moving with you GS lol

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol That's right...we'll take over with our AdSense/AMazon EMPIRE! We will be queens. Just wait. wink

  27. myownworld profile image83
    myownworldposted 7 years ago

    In certain parts of south asia, you could get a complete, very yummy spicy meal for that!
    Well done Spider...you do more than one thing right....! wink

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hehehe...hey I'm well on my way to being well-fed. Thanks for stopping in smile

      @cosette: Thanks!! smile

  28. TheGlassSpider profile image79
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    All right, guys. I've gotta run...Have some work for a client to do, but it's been fun, and I'm SO glad to have friends who understand that this 2.50 really seems like...more than just money. I'm full of hope and love and inspiration and all because of YOU!


    {{{HUBPAGES GROUP HUG}}} Much love, everyone!

 
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