A Penny for a Hub.......or The Hub Page Blues......

In search of the almighty dollar they came
for a stay at home job
Joined up on hubpages trying to
look attractive to the money mob

We can make money ........telling
of how to do anything it seems
Lets talk about cities or movies
let's all get rich in dreams

No matter the content no matter
where you got it
Your info's important.......someones
dying to want it

Let's fill the pages with plagiarism
or paint over the owners name
Lets cash in on writing content .......
lets all play the penny game

Can't you just feel the love......
is your checking account all used
Where is the interest or advance
Oh my .......all I got is hub page blues

Where can I get my adds placed or how
do I get more clicks
How can I have my say in it all
when do you send the checks

Can anyone say good morning
did an advertiser cry out in pain
Oh my .....it seems everyone's leaving ......
adsense down the drain

I was writing a poem on the sidewalk and stopped
to say hey to a neighbor
He was just too busy ....on his hubpage
his adds were going into labor





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Fiddleman profile image

Fiddleman 5 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Can't be the money that keeps most of us here. the opportunity to share something we enjoy doing and the rewards of comments, good or bad seem to make efforts worthwhile. Great hub.


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MellyMoo 5 years ago from Australia

so true ay. Funny, I was thinking this afternoon of asking you how you actually make money on here and then you come up with this hub!!! hehe


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Well spoken, ahorseback! Fortunately, my livelyhood does not depend upon Hubpage pennies, or I would be in the "poorhouse" for sure! I am here for the sheer pleasure of your company, my friend, and that of all the other fine writers that hang out here, and that is priceless, in my world!


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Daddy's Princess 5 years ago from Texas

LOL! Some days I would be thrilled with HubPages pennies!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Just click on the adds and make me rich

I get paid by the penny so come back

and click....

No clicks this week

OMG what am I suppose to eat...

Loved your poem as I so relate to this.


marellen 5 years ago

I'm not getting rich and your title is right-on A Penny for a Hub...if I even get that. Great and fun poem.


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork

funny


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

LMAO!! Hope you meant this to be funny, because I was laughing, with that "I know what you mean" feeling, all the way.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Great hub and I agree with Fiddleman. It's definately not the cash that keeps most of us here.


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Patricia Costanzo 5 years ago from Behind the Redwood Curtain

There are two sides to hubpages now it seems. The artful writing and the info writing. I know what side you're on :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fiddleman, I agree my friend , I didn't even sign up for the adsense -whatever in the beginning. And its true I am here simply for the feedback from some really great people. I must have been tired and lonely to write this , Thanks and Have a great mem. day weekend! :-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I agree with Patricia. Most of us are in this for the art of writing and sharing that piece with others in the hope it helps someone in some way.

Go dig out those penny loafers and shine them up, stick a penny in the slot and write some more. I love this Hub.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

You make more sense than all thia adsense stuff. Your poems really shine here and earn loads of clicks - well done!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Melly Moo , Not me Dear , I never signed up for the money thing , just showed up looking for a place to vent all this pent up emotion that men hide away in some deep dark tunnel! And actualy I wanted to do it anonymously as well. Glad to just share with all of you! :-} I think that if any person makes much $ it's never in poetry , and especially here.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tnderhrt. Thank you so much , It is for those just like you , that I write. :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Daddy's Princess, :-}..so true , I have wondered about publishing somewhere .But I am just a simple country boy! :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Just Ask Susan , for she knows it all ! :-} @->-


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marellen , I actually thought , Oh, the gods of the hubs are not going to be happy with this one! Lol. :-} I am glad you're here.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Darkenlovely, You think I'm funny , you should see my bank account :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , I am just glad I made YOU smile .....:-} Nice to see you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Majadez , Thank you for just being here! :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Patricia C, thank you , now that was a sweet thing to say, are you being sweet on me! :-} I just realized , Ive got to catch up on some hubs , yours for one they look so great ....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Thank you , you're comments are always so welcome.... you have a big heart. :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Chspublish...Thank you dear , that is so nice of you , and for you? @-->--


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I think we can all relate to this one, maybe what we have found here is more precious than a few pennies?


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie Master , that is it in a nutshell , I found the likes of you! Immaesureable wealth I have !:-}


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your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

Glad that the hub gods didn't get you! And I have to agree with the general consensus that money isn't the reason that most of us are here (even if it is why we originally came). We are here for enjoyment - to learn, to share, to give and take comfort, and to grow from the experience.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

I agree with you my new friend , I am glad for all my cyber sisters and broters .Thats a cool picture of you two!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

You hit the nail right on the head, 'a penny for a hubpage', the amount of money I've made here is exactly $2.77!!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I don't write for money but I did read part of an article a few days back where people steal other's writings and that is why anything that means anything to me gets a copyright. I wrote my fingers to the bone for almost a year here for a dime, (and of course you don't get that little so I got off adsense but they kept my acct number but when I would go in to try to get rid of it they said I didn't have an account! Of course some you have to have ads want them or not. Someone is getting the money but it certainly isn't the ones putting all the work in and bringing in readers and now more and more rules and people leaving that we liked. I don't know. I really don't care for myself except having an acct number I can't block out! Yet some people really think coming in they are gong to make money. They really are hurting themselves, I am getting so many followers all of a sudden and from facebook too that my email is a nightmare I hate to open. lol. Although it is a great complement. There is something special here but it is not the money making part for sure.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

One good thing about earning pennies is you won't have the IRS coming after you :))


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , Good thing for friends , ahh what else is more important. :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Polyannalana , I kind of wish all this was simplified down to just writing and commenting , no adds , no forums, no problems. I too have thought of bowing out , we'll see what happens , I do love the companionship though. :-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Silentreed , you got that right. lol, at least for now!


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samiaali 5 years ago

Hey ahorseback, I, along with many others, must keep my day job if I want to keep eating. LOL I do hope to some day make money writing, but writing on Hubpages has become a wonderful way to learn from others, and have contact with very creative and talented people, such as yourself! :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Samiaali, Leave it to you to always state the possitive !

I can't imagine another place that has such great people as here! Thank you and thank all of you ! Just for what you always do! Share. :-}


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Lee B 5 years ago from New Mexico

ahorseback, you certainly have summed up the hubpages experience. I'm glad I like it so much here because there "ain't no" money!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lee B , So true my dear , and how is life aboard doing, I so envy you awakening to the seas of the northwest! Be well and take care.


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Lee B 5 years ago from New Mexico

Thank you, ahorseback! You might not envy me if you had experienced the current weather trend here!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lee B We too have had a very wet and windy spring , Record wet, wind and snow this year, yup! I'll take the sea ...:-}


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Well done. This made me smile today


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Grannys House , I was feeling a little mischivous when I wrote this .Glad , of anything ,that made ou smile.:-}

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