Hub-Panic!

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By: Wayne Brown

 

Well, I think it has finally happened.  But I can’t be truly sure.  You know, I apparently don’t get it, never got it; won’t never ever get it. That’s probably because I don’t have enough followers who are willing to drink the Kool-Aid with me.  I’ll have to work on that…it may be a charisma thing.  Actually, I digress, from what I came to discuss.  Let’s just get it out on the table…I think I may be the victim of a boycott.  There, now let’s get to the facts.

 

In the last couple of weeks, when I sign on to the Hub Pages, I feel like I just entered the Twilight Zone and Rod Serling is standing nearby in a suit and tie asking something about whether or not Elmer Fudd has trouble with the letter “R”, I don’t know, it’s complicated.  Anyway, I check my traps and too often there is nothing there…no comments, no new fans, no new fan mail, nothing.  Then I remembered that my Hub Karma points were deteriorating at a rather rapid rate and immediately the thought of a conspiracy races through my mind.  Could it be that my penchant for political ranting had finally brought the fury of the liberal sect crashing down on me.  I thought to myself, “Woo, you wascally wabbits, I’m gonna wack you good if I catch you wacing awound!” As soon as I finish making that statement, Rod Serling starts looking at me funny. I have to have another conclusion.

 

Then it dawned on me and I relaxed a bit.  Everyone is just on vacation, that’s it; they’re all on vacation at the same time!  That sounds like a major leap of faith on my part to think that everyone who reads my stuff would have gone on vacation together or at the same time and not even so much as discussed it with me.  Now, I am beginning to wonder if I need a new mouth wash.  But wait, it is July and that is a traditionally popular month for taking vacations.  So this conclusion has some merit…everyone is just on vacation and soon they will return and come back to see if I have written anything.  Wow! Will they ever be surprised to find out that I have indeed!

 

Then the thought occurred to me that possibly I had committed one of those fox paws that they talk about in France.  That could be it….my fox paw made everyone mad at the same time.  I don’t know…that seems like a stretch but then again why not?  After all, I was just ever so willing to think that they all went on vacation together so why couldn’t they all just be mad together…makes sense when you think about it a while, doesn’t it?

 

I don’t want to start sounding like I am paranoid over all of this.  Oh, no….far from it.  Honestly it doesn’t bother me in the least, not at all. All right damn it! Where the hell is everybody hiding?  This is really starting to make me mad.  I am down here writing my little fingers to the bone and all you guys are hiding somewhere snickering and laughing because I can’t find you and you’re not reading my stuff.  You’re taking this way too far and it’s just going to really get me pissed off it you don’t call it off pretty soon and come on out.  You hear that, I getting’ mad now!

 

Aw, shucks! I am beginning to feel like I inhabit this earth all alone.  I write stuff but there is no one here to read it.  What good is something written if there is no one here to read it?  It is a maddening situation for someone who is prone to write.  There is a constant need for someone who likes to read.  It’s the chicken and the egg.  It’s the dog and the cat!  It’s Dick and Jane, little Sally and Spot.  It’s all those things and I could write about them but I can’t if there is no one here to read it.  Surely that must make sense to someone out there.  Hello…are ya’ out there?  I thought I heard something!

 

Maybe I just need to think of something new to write about.  Maybe my writing has been too low-brow.  Maybe I need to kick it up a notch, you know, start writing on a highly intellectual plane that will attract a new readship….maybe one that is too busy reading to go on vacations or to play hide ‘n seek like my old readers.  That’s it, I can write about the new rocket fuel that NASA planned to use in the new space shuttles if they had gotten some but since they did not and are now assigned to doing “feel good” work for the Muslim community by the President then all that fuel is just sitting down there in Florida in tanks not being used and getting older and older. I can talk about the slow molecular breakdown and possibly how it might affect the metal in the walls of the tanks causing the steel to weaken and finally rupture thus spilling this exotic new space fuel all over the OkeepanokeeSwamp.  Holy Jesus…not another spill on Obama’s watch!

 

Well, maybe jet fuel is not my line. I need to go with something that is less prone to potential disastrous ending.  I heard something the other day about a doctor who was designing a knee replacement mechanism for all the egrets who wade in deep waters and fish.  I guess all that wading is wearing out their knees and it’s gonna be big business replacing those knees on the egret population along the GulfCoast.  That may not be a good subject either now that I think about it.  The GulfCoast egret population most likely has a lot of other problems right now with BP’s issues in the Gulf.

 

I am just going to have to stop and give this some thought.  Wow, there for a while I thought I was going to have a panic attack thinking about what could be going on here in Hubville.  Now that I have tossed it around a bit in my mind and applied some rational thinking, I am beginning to feel better about it all.  I’ll bet that I have just jumped to conclusions here and that really there is absolutely nothing wrong.  All I need to do is wait a few days and see if everyone comes back.  Then I’ll ask them where they have been and if they had fun and we will just get back to the way it was before all this happened.  How does that sound to you?

 

 

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

A voice rang out loudly in my ears last night while I was vacationing in Hawaii and my laptop was broken, it hollered out to me Saddlerider you must go visit your hub friend Wayne Brown.

He is beside himself, down in the mouth, sick to his stomach, feeling all washed up like penguins, yes 500 of em being washed up in Brazil, shaking in his boots type of thing, riding his horse all over the stable and going in circles, staring at the moon, lost in space, lonely as a woodpecker that can't find a hole to peck, crying in his brandy.

Okay ENOUGH already I haven't forgotten about you old pal old buddy. All is well in Hubsville, you are still one of my favorite cowboy's and I will never leave you, now get the hell back to work and stop your belly aching:0))


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outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

attention this automatic hub response is from outdoorsguy, who is on a vacation. thank you for writing.


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outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

sorry couldnt resist. actually Ive gone thru that alot lately but considering Im not all that Eloquent or hub popular as of yet Im not surprised LOL.

keep on keeping on Wayne. Ill still read.


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Uh, I checked the old corral and it's been pretty quiet over there too. If WB's not back soon I say we send out a posse.


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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

Ahh--is that sort of like the, "if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there, does it make any noise?" problem.

LOL--nope... not ignoring you...not on purpose, anyway. Have been rather swamped with too many things going on at once lately.

And sadly, I wish I were on vacation, instead, but can't afford to vacation. :-( But I'll let you indulge in your fantasy and provide you with my dream vista of a serene forest glade, a chuckling brook cascading into a river and diving 100 feet into a sylvan pool at the bottom of the falls. Next to this pool I sit, hypnotized by the water music and refreshing coolness.

Yeah..that's why I haven't been visiting anyone..I'm hypnotized... ;-)


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outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

oh he will be back, he is probably at the FW stockyards even now. two stepping and jitterbugging LOL


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

I've just been dreaming about a vacation from working so hard. Does that count? Still reading and thinking you're so funny. Thanks for the smile.


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rkhyclak 6 years ago from Ohio

I'm here. I'm reading as much as I can, but you know what's goin' on over here in Ohio with me! Hell, I can't even stay put in one spot long enough to write something these days...at least you have that going for you! I probably WILL tick everyone off and they'll forget me cuz I haven't written in so long lol Anyways, keep yer britches unbunched, when I get moved up to the city I'll be back commenting on every single piece you put out there :-p


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@rkhyclak....Hey bekka...you don't count cause you warned me how thing were gonna be...you're a real friend! Get that stuff done...I'll be there for ya' when you get back! WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@suziecat7...I think you have been plotting with DizzyMissLizzy...she claims that she is only dreaming of as well. Come on! I knew you guys went somewhere together! LOL WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@outdoorsguy....Okay ODGuy!...Thank you for the support. I am sure glad someone is home. You know, I think you should write more comedy...that auto answering thing is too witty...got for it! WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@DizzyMsLizzy...DML..surely you jest...this graphic description of such an Eden like setting is obviously only a cover for that place you and suziecat7 and the others hiding there with you are enjoying. Saddlerider1 mentioned Hawaii! That sounds like what you were describing! LOL! WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@SilverGenes...I was here at the corral..I was takin' a nap behind the water trough in an attempt to control my anxiety when you came by! I already got the word that all of you went Hawaii without me! LOL WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Well Ken...you can tell Charlie to crawl his ass out, and 50 too! I see them hiding under the bed. Hawaii...what the hell were you guys thinkin'? I am alone here in Hubville. I feel like SuperBoy without his cape! Get back to work! LOL WB


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

See what the heck happens when you send out the crying towel all your friends sneak in under the radar with tails between our legs to wish you well. I picked up a nice Hawaiian shirt for you to match your red WHINE...lol


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...you are a joy Mr. Ken...quite a joy! WB


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Hint: you write so much it's not up very long before your latest takes its place. I don't have the people I follow go through gmail, I go through my list, and there are probably many others who prefer to do that. Sometimes I've seen you have something brand new, then I have to leave for a few hours. When I come back, you have something else up. Did you ever think about saving unpublished for days you don't have time to write?


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

sheila b.....Okay don't change the subject...I know you are in Hawaii as well with the rest of those slugs! I do the same thing as you...my email is secondary to my fan list so I miss things as well. What I don't get is why when you post something (as with some others), it never shows up on my list of favorites. I usually have to just go through my fans one by one to find out what they are doing...surely the technology is better than that! Oh...and sorry about all that writing! LOL!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

As a general comment, I will say this...apparently HubPages functions really well via the internet from Hawaii. That's okay I'm here at the house....well-fed, warm, and the dogs love me. LOL! WB


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dabeaner 6 years ago from Nibiru

Maybe most of your fans (or anti-fans) are on the way back south of the border. :-)


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Wayne take it easy please. I have been around Hubpages for a couple of years and I still feel like their best kept secret. So I have learned that my self worth is not predicated on my hubscore. And that I have to keep my ego out of the process of writing and just enjoy the process. Because for me I do this because I love to do it ! And whatever the results are , so be it. Besides I like ya!


Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago

Oh dear Wayne-I felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride-So sorry you felt like this. You are a great writer and I am always here. I do think you have a flair with comedy and I would like to see more hubs like this. I rated up and awesome.


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Wayne, I should have so few comments as you! I am beginning to think everyone got abducted by aliens or something.

Well, some of us are still here and aren't going anywhere, but trying to find the time to read and write is hopeless some days.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wayne,

I had a similar reaction to you. That's why I wrote my hub "To Hub Or Not To Hub Anymore". Based on what I've seen I think the vacation theory has merit.


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Writer David 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

Wayne...it was a dark and stormy night...

Yeah, I have been around. No excuses on my part except I have been caught up in my writing for the past two weeks. Plus, I have been fighting with pro(re)gressives on my hubs for the past few days. Funny hub!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Dear Wayne,

I'm here for you, always. It is possible that other hubbers are not getting notified that you wrote. That happens to me all the time. I write to hubpages and soon things straighten out. When I don't hear from someone who comes on all the time I fire off an e-mail. Hang in there. You are very much appreciated.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@dabeaner...you mean some my fans or non-fans are not in Hawaii. Gosh I wish I had known they were going south, I have some Obama Highway Construction signs they could have installed! LOL

@Tony0724...It looks like my sequel to "Apparently I Don't Get It" worked. The sympathy vote is just flowing in. I like this attention and may need to make this "needy" genre my headquarters! You are correct on the hubscore Tony...I would rate higher if I only had one hub! No wonder they can't explain it! Thanks for propping me up! WB

@Minnetonka Twin...Glad to hear someone else suffers with me! Did you hear all our friends went to Hawaii! LOL! You should write one of these sympathy pieces...they really rake in the readers LOL! WB

@Austinstar...you are so correct...I am overdue to stop by and read some of your stuff...that's next on my list! WB

@Tom Whitworth....Wow, Tom thanks for reassuring me about the vacation (are you with them?). For a while there I thought I was becoming paranoid! LOL WB

@Writer David....Yeah, I saw that on my last visit. You really got the swarm aroused WD! Those Pro(Re)gressives are worse than killer bees. I want you to write a piece to share a list of all the "new names" you now have! WB

@BreakfastPop....Poppy, I knew you'd be here. You've already had your vacation! LOL! Did you hear? The Obama's plan to vacation on the Gulf Coast in August...what an original idea. I am just glad that he is not doing it as some ruse to shore (no pun intended) up his popularity or pack the ballot boxes for November. He just loves the Gulf! WB


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Wayne - no worries please - you have plenty of friends and fans here - you are a great writer with great insights and tremendous wit. I particularly enjoyed your poetry wars with Charlie too - that was hilarious.


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outdoorsguy 6 years ago from Tenn

aah to have a job where I could take a vacation every month. I need to run for president.


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Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

Haven't had time to forget you; I just found you. :)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Here I am. Sorry if I havent been around as much but I just made the move to Missouri for a new job and things are a little hectic so I havent been hubbing as much and definitely behind on my writing. You still got it so don't worry about it. See you on the flipside. cheers

P.S. see there is always a logical explanation for everything.


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C.A. Johnson 6 years ago from South Hutchinson, KS

Not in Hawaii. not anywhere really, but it is fair season here and this girl has been long gone from home for a long time. I missed all of those wonderful things that can only be found at small town, local fairs and carnivals and am making up for lost time. You're welcome to come play with me if you get too lonesome in front of your keyboard. Otherwise, know that I do read you even if I'm quiet about it.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@billyaustindillon....Thanks Billy...I know you are too busy cranking them out to be on vacation! WB

@outdoorsguy....Sounds like you got it made ODG! WB

@randy behavior....woo hoo! WB

@ladyjane1...wow I do need to catch with you. If you are going to Springfield, you'll like it there! WB

@C.A. Johnson...I grew up like that too...small town USA. When we agreed to meet at the traffic signal no one asked which one! Have fun! WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@everyone! Wow! It's amazing what you learn when you write one of these sympathy pieces like this. I found out people are moving, going to the fair, on vacation, and all kinds of things. 100 people have already read this in less than 24 hours and it still only scores a 49! What! Already I can feel a new sympathy hub coming on! LOL WB


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

See Wayne it's amazing how you can attract bees to honey, just gotta whine a little and we will all come a buzzing around your hive. Don't worry about that score board at 49 it will jump, just you watch and see.

As for another sympathy gig coming on, your going to have to two step by yerself, I'm going down to listen to Don Hoe sing tiny bubble while I drink blue Hawaii's and Mai tai's then to the beach and get sun tanned oiled down by Lady gaga...lol...baskin in the sun...enjoy hubbing.


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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

LOL, Wayne--

Nope, never been to Hawaii. My parents met there, and I've always wanted to visit for sentimental reasons, but have never actually been.

My imaginary scene actually takes place in northern California, in a place I have been--but not since childhood: Burney-McArthur Falls State Park. ;-)


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Hey Wayne I will be close to Kansas City. Seems nice so far. Cheers.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@DML...Hawaii is a beautiful place but I always passed through in a hurry. You can always head down to Monterey and come close in many ways to the beauty! WB

@ladyjane1...Yes, I hear some good things about the area as well. I hear there are snobs across the river! WB


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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Wayne Brown: You are OK we are OK. Life is good... Write some more!


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

oh there are snobs everywhere Im afraid. Lol


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@dallas93444....Are you really sure?? LOL!!! WB


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@LJ1...yes, I believe that's true but a little fairie tells me the ones on the Kansas side are plump and acid-tongued! LOL WB


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geegee77 6 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

I was wondering the same thing as I returned from San Antonio today, where the heck is everybody and why is my hub karma 3 points lower than two days ago. Im glad Im not alone, I have 100 followers that kinda made me happy, don't worry wb you are still my favorite cowboy, (besides King George of course) jk :)ge


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@geegee77...thanks much, I am so glad you are still here with me for I do not like the dark! Those hubkarma points must be powerful things whatever they are! WB


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agvulpes 6 years ago from Australia

Mate it looks like we have other things in common. I was just discussing the same trend with my wife the other day and we arrived at the same conclusion about America being on holidays. I have heard it is hot in your neck of the woods as well. Maybe we need to look at spreading our horizons and 'following' more people from different parts of the World. That might work.

I'm putting this Hub down as 'funny' :-)


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@agvulpes...I'm game mate! I just met a guy from Kenya but that doesn't compute. Do you know anyone from like Antartica or Iceland? LOL WB


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Wayne, I sure ended up way down that no comment list and I'm recovering from surgery so I am way behind and won't get to read all that I would like to. Enjoyed the hub anyway.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Pamela99...finally! someone who tells the truth! Sorry to hear about the surgery. You definitely get a pass but it is good to also hear that you are recovering. Thanks for taking the time to read the hub and comment! WB


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Wayne Brown, I love your brand of humor, you do know how to make me laugh and THANK YOU for checking on me when I've been absent for awhile. I so appreciate you, kind sir. ~ Laura


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ltfawkes 6 years ago from NE Ohio

The number you have dialed is out of service. Please hang up and try again.

P.S. I liked "checked my traps." That's EXACTLY what it's like trolling for comments. Funny.

L.T.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@lalesu...Do I play the paranoid one well? I sure tried. Got a lot of sympathy too! No problem checking on ya...just want to be sure you were okay! Thanks for the praise! WB

@ltfawkes...LT, you are drivin' my paranoia to even greater heights and making me laugh at the same time! LOL. Thanks on the "traps"! WB


bayoulady 6 years ago

Wayne, Aw,you pore lil' thing.....VOTE UP AND FUNNY!I LOVE YOUR WRITING. I'll say it now, and when I conclude, I will say it again!

I have about 65 followers(not signed in so can't check...) but only about 20 hubbers comment regularly on my hubs.I know that they are busy though. Have you read mine and commented? Probably rarely if at all, because you have to have time to write, so ...okay...

If you are like me, I'm following so many GOOD writers that I get behind in reading and commenting!Let alone writing. Cuz i can't be at the computer all day, though it is tempting!BUT GET THIS: I LOVE your writing, and that is why I follow you.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@bayoulady...off the top of my head, I would guess 2 or 3 reads based on my memory and I will be back! I really wasn't complaining just mostly curious to see where everyone was! Wow...I got answers! WB


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Wayne.....Duh...I SAID you were funny. I know you were not complaining. Actually I'm tickled pink you wrote this hub. I loved it, and like another already mentioned, I laughed out loud when you said you "checked my traps". Ha! Still laughing!I like the way we have all jumped in and did some "splaining" as Desi Arnez calls it.It gives me a better picture of how summer goes on hubpages.

RATE UP!


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Rats - I was going to say I had poi all over my keyboard BUT I commented way back when we were thinking of rounding up a posse.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@bayoulady...You check your traps too, I'll bet! LOL...Thanks for coming back with another comment...glad you knew I was kidding! This piece has already had almost 200 reads in five days. My fans are great! WB

@SilverGenes...keep that excuse handy for my next panic! LOL...WB


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sunflowerbucky 6 years ago from Small Town, USA

I was thinking the same thing myself. Glad to know I'm not the only paranoid one who feels this way! We all love ya Wayne! Keep on writing!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@sunflowerbucky...Thanks Bucky, you're a sweetie and so's your sis! I thought this would be a fun sequel to my "Apparently I Don't Get It". I was amazed how paranoid that I could make myself as I wrote it...it got to be really funny for me. The response was just incredible....almost 150 reads in less than 24 hours. It just shut down my other hubs for traffic. That was great...my fan base is actually real and some really great people that I love! I'll certainly keep trying to write as long you folks will read it! WB


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Actually your writing is too high-brow. Think 'bollywood' if you want comments. It never fails.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@nicomp...you mean like Lindsey Lohan dumb! LOL...I may have to write the next one from jail! Thanks for the read and the comments. WB


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nms 6 years ago from Cochin

Good one bro


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm still reading WB! You crazy cowboy - I love your use of the word "fox paws". Clever! Sorry - I know I am keeping you busy - but I love this handy little list:-). It's much easier to navigate!

Bon nuit:-)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...I was amazed how many people read this one. I was in a panic when I wrote it because it seemed like everyone left! Thanks much..glad you can use the list. WB


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Haha, I'm not the one to comment; don't know why I am! I have been trying to be more active on Hubpages lately and I've been hubhopping and commenting right and left and my hub Karma which was 98 is now 78, so . . . you're a funny man; enjoyed this one. Imagine you thinking we were all on vacation! (Oops, just knocked over the sun screen . . . hang on a minute.)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Silva Hayves...Actually, it is ironic that you read this hub and commented as I am almost back to feeling the same way again when I sign on. These format changes have driven a lot of writers to other pursuits. Change should not drive away talent otherwise one might need to question the change. Thank you for the great comments and encouragement. WB


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Prisana 5 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

Loved your title! Caught my eye immediately when I first hubbed over to your page. I am a new resident to Hubville and haven't been around long enough to go into panic mode. I've been looking for funny hubs and was happy to have come across your humorous hub.

I ran across your answer to a question about flying in helicopters. Your answer intrigued me, so I came by looking for a story on your experience in jungle survivor school in the Philippines. Have you written a hub about this? If so, please tell me where I can find it. I'd love to read it.

Happy Hubbing and yes, there are probably more writers these days than readers, but keep the faith and keep hubbing. Not sure what you meant by "format changes". I feel like I missed out on the glory days of Hubbing.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Prisana...Thank you for the read and the great comments. No, I have not written of my experience in jungle survival school but it is a thought and could be a bit humorous as well. I did write one about my experiences in Thailand and then back to the Philippines...called "Panties On The Ceiling & Other Little Things". You might check that one...it's humor. The format changes are primarily dealing with how things are presented and see to come around regularly the past few months. There was also quite a bit of push on controlling content which was aimed at driving out the "auntie" crowd who were posting pics of women just to get traffic hoping to make money. They did go away which is good but some good hubbers left with them as well. WB


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Hi Wayne, I commented about a week ago and mentioned that my Hub Karma had dropped to 78; well, now it's 69. The more I hub hop and comment, the more it drops. I am so confused.


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Just checked about 30 minutes ago and it's dropped again, now down to 66. Waah, I am now getting paranoid.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Silva Hayes...Silva, what its telling you is to change your approach. Stop Hub-Hopping for a while and do some "suggested links" on your hubs. That should drive up your Karma points. Also...answer some questions and pose some is another good way to earn points. WB


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Thanks, Wayne! I'm sure you're right; I need to change my ways 'cause what I'm doing isn't working.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Silva Hayes...One thing I have learned here is that it seems your hub score plateaus then loops and slowly over time goes to higher levels. I have never seen a new writer get high scores right away. For example, I seem to loop now between 97 to 100 but it took over 1 year to see 100 the first time. Now, half way into my second year, I have been there 37 times to date. On that basis, my best advise is to do some hopping, read your fans, do some linking, questions/answers, be a commenter, and WRITE GOOD STUFF. All of those things will keep you climbing. WB

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