Famous Hubbers in History

Famous Hubbers in History

A hubber is one who writes articles on HubPages.com. Coming from wildly varying backgrounds, hubbers write on any imaginable topic; some of it is actually readable. Unlike Al Gore, most hubbers have integrity and actually believe in what they write.

Throughout the years, aspiring writers have aspired to fame and riches on HubPages. Many of these scribes found themselves consigned to the infoBarrel trash heap of history regardless of how earnestly they aspired. Lets us trundle down memory lane, recall a few of the more memorable hubbers, and reminisce just how they left a lasting impression on HubPages.

Hubber Newbie jumped into hubbing with both allegorical feet. She allowed her fans into her life. She embraced the attention that came with success on HubPages. Her opening hub was engaging enough to attract the interest of many hub readers, but not quite enough to coerce them into becoming fans. Alas, Newbie's readers soon realized that she had very little to say. A swim in the ocean of her soul hardly got their feet wet. Newbie continues to polish her original hub, but she has little hope of regaining her initial momentum.

Henry hopped into Hubbing with the noblest of intentions. His dissertations on the basic condition of mankind struck a chord with thousands of readers. His fans were willing to overlook his periodic dalliances with me-first sensual activities, such as traipsing into town to dine with friends. After only a few months of hubbing, he accumulated an astronomical number of fans. His downfall arose from an inability to write more than one hub. His single solitary hub meandered for tens of thousands of words, touching on innumerable subjects. No individual fan claims to have read the entire thing.

Had Henry helped himself by subdividing his hubs, he might very well have dominated the landscape of Hubpages. Instead he found his hubbing career mired in a swamp. Excuse me; mired in a wetland.

Hubber Schopenhauer truly felt at home on HubPages. The opportunity to write semi-anonymously while spewing dissent proved irresistible. He absorbed the business side of HubPages. He cranked out hub after hub. All his hubs were crafted to incite, inspire, and disparage. Ultimately he learned that his work only annoyed. While failing at writing useful or interesting hubs, the HubPages forums proved too much temptation. Schopenhauer posted thousands of sour screeds on subjects he knew almost, but not quite, nothing about. Sadly, he absorbed a hard lesson that applies in HubWorld and also in real life; write what you know, and most people will find it ponderous anyway. His adsense earnings plunged after peaking at over $1.23 per month.

Silenus set the gold standard for serious hubbing. She did her homework by selecting popular topics. She constructed concise interesting hubs that drew readers and left a lasting impression on search engines. Her knowledge of keywords surpassed even Mark Knowles. After touching the lives of many other hubbers, she moved on to start her own site. She continues writing on popular topics and alchemy.

Plucky Hannibal immediately recognized the potential of HubPages publishing. Positioning himself as a man of the people, he rose to prominence by giving fans what they wanted to read. In his race to the top, he made the nearly fatal decision to copy articles from third-party sources. At the pinnacle of his popularity he found himself exposed as a plagiariser. When caught, he proffered profuse apologies. Many fans abandoned him. The fans who stuck with him have supported him to this very day; he continues to enjoy wide popularity despite a propensity to stick his digital foot in his mouth. Those close to him find his gaffs endearing. The population at large tries hard to overlook his faults.

As much as I hate to admit it, the Hubber I resemble most is

  • Newbie
  • Henry
  • Schopenhaur
  • Silenus
  • Hannibal
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The Old Firm profile image

The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

I'm still analysing.


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Amanda Severn 7 years ago from UK

Very funny. I love Silenus's stats, quoted in Roman Numerals! LOL! I think sticking it out on Hubpages requires staying power, a sense of humour, and an idea of the bigger picture. I've been here nearly a year and have been variously, informed, amused, touched, and occassionally outraged by various hubs and hubbers. It's good to know that there's a solid core of golden oldies who are reliably present, as well as those one hit wonders who disappear into obscurity after only a hub or two.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I resemble no one and I believe I would eventually come down in Hubdom history as the most famous of all for I think I'm an amalgamation of all types and no one in particular. All and nothing at the same time. At least that's what I think! LOL

Seriously, before I get the flak for what I said above, this is a very insightful read into what might become of any hubber. Thought provoking and very entertaining. Thanks for sharing.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Very good and makes one think. Not sure where I would put myself though. Need to think more about it.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

I arrived on hub pages, wanting to improve my writing skills, I am slowly doing that I feel, but my real enjoyment is reading really good hubs, by good writers, and I feel I could do that all day and all night without being tired of doing so..... it is holding back my writing, but I am happy with it, so that's me, don't really see where I fit into the above, maybe I am unique.... wouldn't we all like to think we were..... xx loved this hub...


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Wow! 6 positive comments in the first 25 minutes. Thank you all very much.

 


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

How about another voting option...none of the above.

I am a newbie however and appreciated the insight of the potentials and pitfalls available here at hubpages. Great article!


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Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

I would like to be Silenus when I grow up, minus the Mark Knowles comment. Also would like to be Silenus without having to leave hubpages.

I enjoyed this hub very much! :)

~Jen


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

nicomp, were you counting your own comment too?


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@The Old Firm : yes!


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Ahha!


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@The Old Firm: perhaps I should have asked what you were referring to.

PS> Do you wanna help me debug my keyword utility program?


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

You must be joking, I can't even spell programme.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey TOF, I see Chris Jack has moved to Cape Town!


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The Old Firm 7 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Who Chris Jack huh?


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Yeah! Wha? who?


ralwus 7 years ago

Haven't visited you for a while and missed this tidbit. hmmm, I know where Rome is. Very insightful hub of satire.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Hey, read this! It's funny?


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Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

Nicomp, liked everything except the part about Hannibal. The real Hannibal would never do that. He was very original. He would have completely demolished all other hubbers, making a hubscore of 100 and staying in top Hubber position for twenty years straight, garnishing billions of pageviews, but in the end he would have run out time and gotten absolutely no earnings out of the whole thing.


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Aya Katz: I think you know a different Hannibal. :)


Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

I enjoyed this one immensely. I didn't answer the quiz because I think I have little bits of them all in me. (Some good, some not so good).

A humorous look and what can happen her on Hub Pages


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nicomp 7 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thanks, Duchess!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

Thanks, Duchess!


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

I'm not confessing to nothin'!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Christoph Reilly: We're all friends here. You can open up. ;)


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Its Angel 6 years ago from Charleston, SC

I don't fit into either of the catagories either. I didn't get noticed until I joined the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge and so I am not sure..

But I like this hub, I have read and met all of the above hubbers and they are all what makes it such a exciting and diverse place to read and write.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Its Angel: Thanks! It was fun to write. I'm not sure which one I am either.


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Paraglider 6 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Nice idea, but I couldn't find a close match among the protagonists, so I'll remain anonymous..

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