That might seem like a gripe, but it's not, in fact it's almost a boast.
I'm in the very fortunate position, especially these days, that I don't need to write to keep the lights on so I'm free to write about the things I enjoy and the things that interest me. I don't have to worry about key-words or layout I just write the stuff in such a way that *I* keep reading it because I enjoy what I write. There's a freedom in that.
A cursory glance at my stats will show that I don't venture into the forums that much, I don't try to advertise my work here on Hubpages because, lovely people as you are, I want my stuff to reach out to a wider audience, though I am an avid reader here. I wrote a Hub on swear words because of a post. I wrote a spoof on online scams because of a thread that Dale started and the religious views inspired me to write Hubs on books of the Bible, the Christian Religion and Hubs on my own spiritual path. One day I intend to write a lot of books and this is the experience and education that I need.
Truth is I wouldn't have half the followers I have if it wasn't for Shadesbreath reading one of my Hubs by accident and liking it so much he read the rest and then told the forums about me. I am very grateful to him for his encouragement, in fact I wrote a Hub about Hubbers who help me. Some of them still don't know how valuable they are.
So I want to make it known that I have reached a personal milestone, not in wealth but in appreciation shown by the number of friends and the number of views. I know that in time I will make an obscene amount of money from this craft but no amount of money could buy the joy that comes from being read and approved.
by Greensleeves Hubs2 years ago
On New Year's Day I acquired my 500th follower. In addition to this, I hope to reach another milestone within the next two weeks - the 500,000th visit to my hubs in 4 years. As far as page visits is concerned my goal...
by Catherine Giordano13 days ago
HP has always said do evergreen hubs. Politics is certainly not evergreen. it has a short "shelf-life" if it is about a current event. And since I would mostly write about U.S. politics, they might have...
by Renee S6 years ago
Thank you for following my hubs everyone. I do appreciate each and every one of you!
by Anthony Goodley3 years ago
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by Gous Ahmed6 years ago
I was just one follower away from reaching 100 followers, when suddenly i realised one follower quit following me. So now i need two followers to reach 100!This made me think, wouldn't it be fantastic if hubbers...
by Brian Lokker3 years ago
In the past two days I've gained about 15 new followers. Since I've been here 2-1/2 years and previously have never had more than 100 followers, I'd like to think that all of a sudden I've been "discovered."...
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