Golden Anniversary Celebration

Inspired into Action by a Golden Anniversary Celebration.

Today is a momentous day. I have just had to be reminded that today is going to be my 50th Anniversary here on Hub Pages. No not 50 Years would make it a Golden Wedding Anniversary, 50 hubs. I never would have thought when I started just 4 months ago that I would have 5 articles in me let alone 50.

This 50th Golden Hub I have to dedicate to a fellow Hubber Ardie Paul as she reminded me when I read her 50th Hub just a few minutes ago.

She reminded me what an important milestone this is. Hell bent on doing other things and trying to duck and dive my way through this chaotic life that I forgot I was teetering on the edge of my 50th. Oh and I am not yet that far advanced in years, but am getting there quicker than I would like. Anyway I digress. Please read Ardie's 50th Hub and you will see why I was shamed into action on this last, cold and damp British December day. Yes it is New Year's eve as I write this. A fitting end to what has been one of my toughest year's yet. 2012 has got to be a turning point I feel as this Internet journey of mine begins to gather pace.

Sorry I never put the link up for Ardie's Hub, here it is,now be sure to visit her asap -:

http://ardie.hubpages.com/hub/My-Love-Affair-with-HubPages

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Coincidence or fate.

When I checked my e-mail's this morning I realised that a number of comments had been left by some fellow hubbers. Nothing odd there you might think. It's just that one particular commenter I could really relate to. You see to be successful at something I believe that you should surround yourself with like minded people. That way they are unlikely to steal your dreams like friends and family on the outside looking in.

We all need a kindred spirit who can spur us on in tough times and the good times. To help us keep focused on our dreams and goals and aspirations.Someone who is going through the same battle as you. Even better still if they have gone through it and have come out the other side.

I am hoping that from this Hub I can connect with my future mentor in order that I can reach the goal I have set for 10.000 page views. I am in the process of achieving 5000 views as my current goal. This will have taken me around 5 months. You may well say that keep doing what you are doing and you will reach 10.000 in another 5 months. Not an option I need to get this thing rocking and rolling.

You see when I first started, momentum gathered quite quickly in the first 6 to 8 weeks, then slowly took on a rather more sedate pace and I have not been able to gather the pace I would like since.

Examining and analysing my efforts has just made me too critical and I think it has slowed me down. I like things to be right before I publish an article now. On first starting I just wanted to get the stuff out there. Perfection has been what I have been trying to achieve lately.

It is never going to happen if I work this way. So the 50th hub has been written at pace just like the early ones. Come on get the thing published and out there for people to read. With mind and fingers working at 100 miles an hour I am cooking on gas.

Hang on.....the little voice is chirping up again.

''will people like this style of writing. scrap it and start again''

No I think...keep writing. 50th hub you need to get to 100 in a quicker time than you got to 50.

''I don't think so, you haven't got it in you, quitter.never finish anything you start. talk a good job.all mouth and no action.gonna do this and gonna do that''

Right that has done it now.

Let the readers decide. Momentum will gather on it's own when the page views increase. Increase in views, more action from poshcoffeeco = confidence = effort = commitment.

This is my view on it. You may think differently and no doubt let me know.

If nothing else this 50th Hub has kicked me in the backside and brought me down to earth with a bump.

I hope it is fate that has brought me to this point on HP and that the events of this New Year's Eve will be a catalyst for the future of my article writing to become more successful.

The mentor I seek to guide me I hope has appeared if only they are willing to guide me.

''When the student is ready the teacher will appear'' a quote I use quite often.

This must be the point where I am ready to be taught. Ardie are you up for the challenge?

I believe your style of writing and the way you express in your writing is similar to mine.

Sad I know but to get ahead and keep focused it always seems that I work better under a bit of pressure and need to be bossed around to achieve my goals. We all need people to bounce ideas around with and to check in with from time to time if nothing else but to keep it real and get a reality check.

Are you lacking FOCUS right now?

You wouldn't think it, but I am lacking focus and at the moment. Unsure if this is the place to achieve my goals? Maybe you have or are thinking the same right now. Let me know and if I can help in any way I would be only too pleased. Maybe there is room for a group of us to be set up, a sort of FOCUS appreciation society if you like or maybe we just need to help enough other people to get what we want. I think this might be the key. Help others first, then your success will follow.It must be a law of nature.

I also think that if you don't ask in this life, you never get. So there you have it. The end of the 50th Hub. I don't know if it is any good. At this very moment I am not unduly worried. Maybe this will be the new me for 2012. Let the readers decide I think may well be the shout for the year.


LET THE READER'S DECIDE

LET THE READER'S DECIDE LET THE READER'S DECIDE

2012 2012 2012 2012

LET THE READER'S DECIDE LET THE READER'S DECIDE

LET THE READER'S DECIDE


Many thanks for reading - poshcoffeeco

Steve Mitchell

Happy New Year 2012

Thanks for the support in 2011. Have a great 2012.
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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! Keep it up! Way to go!

Happy New Year


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks ishwayaa22. You are very sweet.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Congratulations, Steve! It's a great accomplishment.

You're in good company today...Your 50th, Ardie's 50th, Vinaya will be publishing his 50th after he returns from his New Year's Eve celebration -- It's nearly 6:00pm in Kathmandu, Nepal now -- and (a little self-promo here) I'll be publishing my 25th within the next hour or so.

Keep on writing.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Daisy M thanks for commenting and your best wishes.Yeah why not celebrate the achievements. They are milestones we can look back on.Look forward to reading yours and Vinaya's shortly then. Happy New Year!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Congrats Steve and here's to 50 more!

Happy New Year!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

JAS thanks so much. Happy New Year to you and yours.


Steve Overend 4 years ago

Well done - it's a great achievement!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks for you good wishes SteveO


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

What a wonderful way to celebrate New Year's Eve. Your journey on hubpages is remarkable. I have read Ardie, she is a terrific writer.


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joejagodensky 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Congratulations. All you need now is a midlife crisis and you'll really be 50. Keep up the good work.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

VG

Joe

Thanks for the support.

Joe - think I had the crisis at 40!


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Congratulations. Keep up the work. Best wishes.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Congratulations. Happy 50 hubs. Happy New Year.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Congratulations on reaching your goal! Happy New Year! :D


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BrokenDreamer 4 years ago from Oklahoma, USA

Wow! I cannot imagine getting to 25, much less 50! I do have a lot of things running round my head though...

Congratulations!!! Thank you for the encouragement!


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

vasantha T k

wetnosedogs

girltalksshop

BrokenDreamer

Thanks for all your good wishes.

It is appreciated.

Happy New Year!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

awesome HUB.. CONGRATULATIONS..

I voted up and awesome

Happy New year.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Congrats on 50, you made it here faster than I did.

Wow, I've never been so moved in my entire life! I'm not sure I know how to mentor but I am up for it! I can boss you around and hold you accountable for your goals. And since we are at 50 we can progress together! I have two hubs half finished...where do you stand? ;)

(And thanks Vinaya)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Deborah Brooks Thanks so much for the vote. Happy New Year to you my friend.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Ardie I am so glad that you are prepared to help me. That is just what I need, someone to hold me to my goals. I know we are going to be really good friends as a result. I am sure it was fate that you reached your 50th as well. We are meant to go through this journey together. I would love nothing more than to cheer you all the way. I have 2 hubs also but only titles exist at the moment saved. Do I detect a gauntlet is gonna be thrown down?

And to Vinaya.... I agree. That is why I would like her help to succeed. I know now that it will happen with her help and backing.

This is such a great place to meet great friends all over the world.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Oh, the gauntlet has been thrown down. I now have a third I just finished after we talked. It will be a very familiar topic when you see it Monday ;)


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Ardie now you have got me intrigued. Check out my blog post at http://hubpageblog.blogspot.com/


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Oh I read and you beat me to the punch! Well I'm still going to publish MY side of the story Monday Monday.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Congratulations, on your 50th. Keep up the good work.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Congrats! Looking forward to many more interesting and creative hubs from you.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Don't know what I was thinking Ardie had to write her own 50th Hub to remind me I was on my 50th. Anyway as a result we have struck up a great friendship. What a great community we have here. I would write here for free!. Hang on a minute I just about do it for free! But I am learning everyday. The money will come if I am patient and with Ardie to boss me around.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Be patient young Posh - hubs take time to mature :) I didnt earn ANYTHING really in my first year.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..Hi Steve - a hearty congratulations on your 50th hub of not only quantity but quality too .....and a happy new year with warm wishes for your health, happiness and prosperity for 2012 .....and so nice to see you on hub hoppers ..... lake erie time ontario canada 4:59pm


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well I've earned nothing - imagine that - in monetary terms anyway - but I've earned the respect and admiration of my fellow colleagues, writers and thinkers - and that in itself is - priceless.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

epi, thanks for your generous comments. Looking forward to taking part in Hub Hoppers. See you there!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Congrats on your 50th hub it is inded a milestone.

You and Ardie will do good, encouraging each other and helping each other. She is a lovely sweet person.

Good luck with your writing.


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poshcoffeeco 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks Rosemay50 for your good wishes. Ardie is a great support and I am looking forward to working with her more.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

congrats steve, you hit 50 and 5,000 faster then I did. way to go!

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