Rema on hubpages

9 to 5 job
9 to 5 job

What am I doing on Hubpages?

My knowledge of hubpages came quite late when I chanced upon a hub sometime 2 years ago. I had hardly had any time for computers when I had a day job. I quit my day job as a banker due to Rheumatoid Arthritis which did not allow me to do justice to my job. I was not able to balance home and office work, so I made a decision to become a stay-at-home mom to my two children, my son having become sort of independent by then, with only my little daughter to take care of.

My Priorities

Once I stopped working outside the home, I had to take care of my arthritis first. I did and became quite active. Then I started thinking about how to compensate my lost income ( a good one too, about a decade ago). I was not very familiar with computers, all I knew about it was to send and receive emails and browse the web for some interesting reading.

I only knew that I liked to read whenever and wherever I found something useful and good to read. I never had an inkling that I could write well enough to make some money. As I was raking my brains about ways to add to the income of the family, my desired break came when I got a writing assignment.

Exciting work

My first writing assignment was a big success. It was very well received and appreciated much to my surprise and happiness. I had never imagined such a situation! At the same time I had the feeling that I could have done the work even better than I did; when this thought occurred to me, I knew that I was on the right track as I realized that I should never be satisfied with my work in order to climb the ladder of success.

It was the beginning of a wonderful career. There is nothing better than doing something that is close to your heart. I felt excitement racing through me when I started dreaming about many more such writing assignments.

I am very sure that my writing alone did not open a new career path for me. I understood that my natural traits like sincerity, dedication, a sense of commitment and a feeling that I was helping someone else make their career brought me success. I was able to build excellent rapport with my clients and earn their trust with my genuine care and concern.

I had become a freelance copywriter!! My joy knew no bounds when I started making a few extra dollars which was a big support for the family. I don't earn big money, but certainly it is a substantial amount that would take care of a few bills of the household. The happiness that financial independence can bring cannot be explained but has to be experienced by every one.

Gaining expertise

My work exposed me to the web in a never-before manner and I was reading a great many topics which was an everyday treat for me. I was delighted by this newly found work. It was at such an instance that I came to Hubpages. I was so impressed by its simplicity and usefulness, that I decided to become a hubber. I would not say that I have made big headway hubbing, but I have made a beginning. It has been a humble beginning but I write whatever I write with great happiness.

I enjoy writing and it has become a passion of mine. When I am not working for my clients (which means I get only a few hours' respite), I am here browsing the interesting pages and trying to plan my next hub.

Change for the better

I love the world around me and I wish the world we live in would be much safer and more peaceful than it is now. Environment is another concern of mine and I really wish that the green picture of this beautiful planet is painted clearly in the minds of the people, irrespective of their color or race so that they would make a sincere effort to make the 'green dream' come true.

Thank you Hubpages

Thanks to Hubpagesfor offering this great platform to people like me. I have started spreading the word about Hubpages to all my friends and family as it offers an enjoyable experience to writers from all walks of life. It is a great facilitator for people to express their joys and sorrows, the good and the bad things of life and to hone their writing skills.

HAPPY HUBBING!

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cashmere 6 years ago from India

Glad you enjoy hubpages. Thank you for reading my hub!


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I see you write very well. Keep hubbing and enjoy the hub ride.


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remaniki 6 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Thank you Lita. Nice of you to have stopped by.

Regards

Rema.


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krajani 5 years ago

Ramaniki, you write very well


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remaniki 5 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Thanks very much krajani for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Regards

Rema.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

You sound like a very positive lady and I am glad to find you on Hubpages. Best wishes in your dream of writing - You will certainly be happy here!


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remaniki 5 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Hi frogyfish,

Feeling very excited on reading your feedback. It has made me more positive than before. Thanks very much for visiting my hub and leaving an encouraging response. Nice to know you too!

Regards

Rema


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Hello Rema, it's nice to meet you. I noticed you are following me on hubpages. I hope you will read some of my work and leave a comment or two. I enjoyed reading about how you came to hubpages. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Have a good week. :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Hi Rema not sure how you found me but am glad to meet you. Enjoyed reading this hub and look forward to reading more by you.


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remaniki 5 years ago from Chennai, India Author

I found you as I was going through the best hubbers list of course. Great feat of 36 hubs in just 6 weeks and a great score of 98. Great going Susan! Thanks for the follow and for the nice comment.

Cheers

Rema.


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

You sound like you have had a full life thus far. But finding your talent as a writer is a gift to cherish, as this hub shows. I enjoyed reading this. Thanks. :)


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remaniki 5 years ago from Chennai, India Author

@Astra Nomik Thanks for reading my hub and leaving a nice comment. I'm glad I realized that there was a writer in me at least now-at 50. Better late than never!!

@albertnicolie Thank you very much for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed reading my hub.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hi Rema, It was nice learning more about you. I see after 20 months you are still hubbing and doing well. Good for you! :)


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Thank you very much Linda for the visit and the comment. I am honored. I took too long a break from HubPages I should say. Now I have come back and trying my best amid a tight schedule to stay on. I am proud to be your follower...I simply love the way you create interesting hubs, so inspiring to the others. Keep up the great work! I have to learn a lot of things from you.

Thanks again. Cheers, Rema.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India Author

Hi Denise,

When am I writing a response to your comment posted 20 months ago!! Soon after this I must have discontinued writing here I suppose. But that is no excuse. My apologies for the silence. I am not able to recollect why and how I missed your comment. I have come back to HP after a very long break and enjoying it here. I am extremely sorry for not responding. I am off to your hubs to look a few of them up. Cheers, Rema.


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Greensleeves Hubs 14 months ago from Essex, UK

Always interesting to hear how writers come to HubPages, and what they get out of it, and whether or not it is the sole platform on which they write. Nice to hear your story Rema. Best wishes, Alun


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remaniki 13 months ago from Chennai, India Author

Thanks Alun for reading my hub and giving your opinion. it is sad that I am out of HubPages having started writing a few years ago with a lot of zeal and zest. This is because I have a full-time online job. Anyway nice to know that my hubs get read by a few even now. Thank you. Regards, Rema


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Greensleeves Hubs 13 months ago from Essex, UK

My pleasure Rema. I noticed you hadn't published anything here for a while. I am glad the reason is a good one - because you are fully employed elsewhere. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes Alun :)

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