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So, I just sent out this weeks newsletter a few minutes ago...

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    ...and I was wondering what all of you Hubbers out there thought of it. I just started working here with the rest of the HubPage crew(my official title is 'Communicator of Awesomeness!' aka marketing manager) and I have heard that the newsletter hasn't changed a whole lot lately.

    So, I figured that I would see what you all thought about it and if you had any amazingly awesome ideas that I could possible sneak into next weeks edition. I'm pretty slammed right now with getting up to speed on all things HubPages, but I am more than willing to change it around a bit if you'd all like to see something different.

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/466657_200.jpg <---Awesome, indeed.

    p.s. If you're wondering who I'm screaming at and why in my profile pic, the guy with the sweet afro is named Awesome and he was San Francisco's entry into the US Air Guitar Championships that I went to last weekend.

    He definitely is awesome, I'll tell you that. smile

  2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Can you handle all of this awesomeness?!?!

    http://www.boingboing.net/images/shredbeglllley.jpg

    Yeah, I know that I'm getting way off topic, but I figured that we could talk Awesome and newsletters at the same time.

    Multitask Hubbers, multitask.

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    The key to air guitar is the faces.  My dad's a guitar player, so I got all the facial twitches down!

    Plus, my face is double-jointed:

    http://z.hubpages.com/u/347244_f260.jpg

  4. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to the hubpages family Hup, i am sure you will fit right in ......jimmy

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      So far, so good jimmy. smile

      Thanks for the welcome message!

  5. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Ummmm, yeah Maddie - that looks a little painful.

    Funny...but, painful.

    I hear that this guy was pretty smart and he liked the funny faces, too.

    http://cdn.overstock.com/images/products/3/L11055699.jpg

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Are you calling me a genius?

  6. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Oh yeah, I almost forgot...Jimmy, did you get the newsletter I sent out?

  7. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 8 years ago

    I got it, thanks.....jimmy

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No feedback? Come on now, Jimmy...don't worry - you won't hurt my feelings...much.

      Do you like it?

      Is it boring?

      Is it the greatest thing that you've ever read in your life?

      Does it make your Inbox smell funny?

      I'm looking for feedback here - anything you can give me would be awesome.

      Also, we could make it more tailored to what you want to hear about...your fans...the writer's that you're a fan of....certain topics....anything, really.

      I mean, usually everyone has an opinion, right? smile

      1. jimmythejock profile image84
        jimmythejockposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, I am a big fan of the newsletter, I look forward to recieving it every week, not sure if I would change anything but I am open to new ideas and it will be interesting to see any new developments.....jimmy

      2. Isabella Snow profile image87
        Isabella Snowposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I like that the avatars are clickable now, but Karens photo link doesn't go to anything, and Mollys photo doesnt go to her own profile.

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Soooo, you're saying that the newsletter should actually work. Great point.

          Ok, I wrote that down...

          I just saw that I posted some of the wrong links...I think that i was getting distracted by Maddie and her constant giggling.

          Yep, I'm blaming it on that. smile

          I promise to be better linker next week...if not, you can all make fun of me even more than usual.

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
            Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            And I'm going to blame my constant giggling on the ridiculous amount of hilarious spam that gets submitted to me for publication.

            Your funny face pictures don't help.  But there, too, I'm pretty sure I win:

            http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v282/102/23/505470999/n505470999_1355541_4641.jpg

          2. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Welcome Ryan!

            I got the awesome newsletter.

        2. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          LOL great minds think alike - I just came to this thread with the same feedback big_smile

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Welcome smile

    Although - there is a level of awesomeness that can only be achieved by being Captain of a Starship.

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/gallery/funny/captain%20james%20t%20kirk.jpg

    lol

  9. DJ Funktual profile image85
    DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago

    Awesome is a word I still use and get mocked for. 

    long live your awesomeness!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome-mockers are not so awesome.

  10. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    I haven't received any in ages. Awesome! big_smile
    Had to set up a different account for just receiving the newletters. Still haven't received any. Just awesome! big_smile

    Welcome to the forums smile

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ummm, maybe your Internet is broken?

      1. SunSeven profile image62
        SunSevenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Not Yet smile

  11. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Oh no you didn't pull out the awesome of all awesomeness....the one and only Captain Kirk.

    I stand corrected.

    Maybe I could actually learn something from him?

    http://tommcmahon.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/28/captkirksguidewomen.jpg

  12. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    I learned everything I know about women from James T Kirk.......

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      AND you openly admit it. smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely. smile

        Tell 'em you are a starship captain, give them a hard kiss and away you go.......

        http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/gallery/funny-photos/34.jpg

  13. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    Oh, and I hope that I never have to write a newsletter that has news like this in it:

    Hub: How to Write a Bad News Business Letter

  14. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    haha...nice.

    Looks like we know about the same amount of stuff. smile

  15. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Awesomely awesome... I think the newsletter is just great and I look forward to reading it every week.
    If your looking for extra stuff... How about an added feature such as highlighting a "long-timer". You know a hubber who's been writing on hubpages since the beginning and is still *active* now. Some of the old hubs are just great, I know because I'm forever digging around back there in the archives. A lot of those old hubs really are worth to get dusted off and re-read by todays members.
    Just an idea for you to mull over 'Communicator of Awesomeness!' aka marketing manager
    regards Zsuzsy

  16. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Welcome!  You have a lot of energy and know about a Canadian actor, you'll do just fine here.

    I look forward to the newsletter.  Can't think of anything off the top to change, but Zsuzsy's idea sounds like a cool one.  I don't even know how the longtimers are unless I happen to run into them by chance.

    By the way, my sister is an expert air guitarist.  She's played in a lot of bars.  smile

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Whaaaat!?!

      You have to show us pics....AND have her(or you) write a Hub on Air Guitar and it's awesomeness.

      I was going to post a Hub here soon with some more info and maybe video from the championships...like this pic of me, my sister(in Awesome's crotch) and my girlfriend.

      http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v208/100/45/679403635/n679403635_1137776_9309.jpg

  17. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Link to Maddie's profile works, congratulations tongue

    Oh, and welcome to Hugpages big_smile

  18. ProCW profile image84
    ProCWposted 8 years ago

    Lordie Lordie... Maddie, you're hubber score just dropped after you posted that pic...


    HAHA!!!


    Funny pic!

    hehe

    ProCW

  19. ProCW profile image84
    ProCWposted 8 years ago

    Wonder how long it's gonna take google to pick that pic up? haha ... i give it 15 minutes... and then maddie will be plastered ALL over the net!!! smile

  20. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Still AWESOME! Still no newsletter sad

  21. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    If Hup is still there .... I am still AWESOMING!! No news!

  22. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    So I, like, totally think awesome is the most awesome word ever.  I use awesome, dude, and totally a lot, but come on: I'm from California.

    Newsletter feedback: I like it, but it would be fun to twist it up a bit.

    Maybe you could add a small section about "little known facts about hubpages" or "Meet the Quirky Hubteam" --apparently you have the photos for it.

    And, uh, get SunSeven a freaking newsletter already.  Seriously.

    Oh, and Maddie: the oatmeal and baking soda has left my face feeling so soft and smooth.  I can't stop touching it, which I know I should, but I can't help it.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Stacie, so you're saying that we're 'quirky'?

      Now why on Earth would you say that? Hmmm....

      I really like your input - I'm hoping to make some changes by the time you see the weekly Wednesday newsletter in your Inbox.

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, and it's probably an understatement.



        Fun!  I love looking forward to new things.  Also, I agree with what WC and his dead horse say about #6.  It would be fun if the questions were changed up from week to week.

  23. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Can somebody please forward it to me. I am still AWESOMEING here without receiving any newsletter. Ryan is sleeping?

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I just sent you a personal message about forwarding you my copy, but I'm about to hit the sack, so...yeah.

    2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Come on now, I never sleep....well, at least not very often.

      I'll see what's going on with your newsletter and if you would like to see the latest one, contact me with your email address and I'll send you a copy back.

    3. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Have you gotten a copy yet?  If not, I'll be happy to send it to you.

  24. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Sent you a mail Ryan.

    Your Awesomwaitingly,

    SunSeven

  25. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    SunSeven,

    I got your email and I forwarded you back the latest edition of the newsletter - let me know what you think once you get a chance to take a look over it.

    Also - it's a little known fact that you can check out http://hubpages.com/newsletter/ to see the past interviews of some really cool Hubbers that we used in the newsletters.

    One more thing, SunSeven - do you have "Allow HubPages to contact you" checked over in your profile settings?

    Just double-checking. smile

  26. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Ryan. I received it. Its nice. I don't see any drastic changes from some older newsletters that got forwarded to me. smile

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Never mind, I didn't read far enuf.  smile  Bad me.

  27. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Hello Hup / Ryan. Sorry I'm late to the [insert your favorite superlative here] party!

    If you're looking for feedback on the newsletter, I'd say that question #6 has been beaten like a dead horse. Just my thoughts, but I'm thinking that people are running out of new things to say about the hubpages website that others might not know.

    Just my thoughts...

    Welcome to this great website- glad to see you're on staff. I'm your latest (awesome?) fan.

  28. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    http://images.mccoveychronicles.com/images/admin/BeatDeadHorse.gif

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Funny!

      Don't let Zoe see!

    2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      ...and this is why I love the Internet. smile

      1. WeddingConsultant profile image80
        WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        because it shows verifiable evidence of abe lincoln beating a horse?

  29. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    That poor horse.  Seriously.  Let the carcass rest.

    1. WeddingConsultant profile image80
      WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      haha I couldn't resist.

  30. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    Is that Abraham Lincoln beating the horse?

  31. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Well, I suppose it could be. It's up to the imagination!

  32. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for your offers Stacie and Shirley smile

    But Still no newsletters through proper channel!

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe Hup will have to send yours special every week.  smile

      You know about the archived ones so you can catch up, right?

      1. SunSeven profile image62
        SunSevenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I hope so. There are no archived ones Shirley. They are just the interviews with the featured hubber on the newsletter sad

        1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
          Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'm so sorry!  I thought the whole thing was there.  I have a few past issues still in my email if you'd like to have copies.

          1. SunSeven profile image62
            SunSevenposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Sure. Thanks Shirley. I would love to receive them smile I will send you a message using the contact form so that you get my mail id.

            Warm Regards

            Edit: I just realized that this is my 1000th post! big_smile

            1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
              Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Great!  You shall have them, my dear.

            2. WeddingConsultant profile image80
              WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Rock on!

  33. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Shirley, that horse will go straight to the glue factory, don't you worry!

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Poor horse.  sad

      But I'm glad it's getting whisked away before the baby can see it.  BTW, no recent pics?  Babies change so fast.

  34. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Pictures are being posted to facebook often, but no recent hubpages pics...yet. I'll probably get there soon enough!

    If you're on facebook, you can see the pictures on my profile

    Here's the latest baby video of her laughing! Boy she is precious when she laughs! The rest of the videos are on the revver profile

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      OMG, she's adorable!!

      I'm not sure who was funnier - you or her.  smile

  35. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago

    1000 posts: Cool!

  36. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Congrats, SunSeven!

  37. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    Yeah there is no shame for this proud daddy. Getting her to laugh is a huge part of the game, and I didn't stop at humiliating myself to do it!

  38. WeddingConsultant profile image80
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_164.gif
    The horse lives!

  39. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Finally, I have officially received the official newsletter. Thank you hub team. smile

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image60
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You must have gotten mine! I didn't get it this week. I just need to know; who was the featured hubber? I'm dyin' over here!

  40. bloggerdollar profile image39
    bloggerdollarposted 8 years ago

    I was receiving those newsletters some time ago but they just stopped. It has been discussed on the forums that lot of people are concerned with the same problem.

    I guess it's about time we should have a magazine published on the web so we can enjoy reading from the web. It would be AWESOME.

 
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