My Hubs for You - A Guide to My Writing

Containing Multidimensionality

I'm a kind of multidimensional person. My wife tells me she's from Venus (easy to believe, Sweetie!) and men are from Mars, but I'm from somewhere waaayyy out there! So it's kind of hard to contain all my ideas in this four-dimensional space-time playground we share.

I think in categories, hierarchies, and series. I write a lot, and, as I start the HubPages Apprentice Program on June 1, I'll be writing a lot more. I can hardly keep track of it all - so how will my readers know what's going on?

Some of you like to read about just one of my topics, like Zen or healthy food. Others may want to keep up with where my mind is flying. Either way, this annotated list of what I'm writing is here to help all of us find me!

I'm flying around somewhere!

I've gone in search of myself. If you see me, please ask me to stay here and wait for me until I get back.
I've gone in search of myself. If you see me, please ask me to stay here and wait for me until I get back. | Source

What's new? What's next?

I wrote this hub in May 2012, right after celebrating my first 101 followers. Soon, I'll be starting the HubPages Apprenticeship Program, where they want us to focus on writing for income. That will include a lot in my professional field, Project Management. But some of my favorite topics, such as Zen, may be on hold until 2013.

Global Society and Economics

Our complicated world has been growing as a home for life for a few billion years. We people have enjoyed it - or made ourselves unhappy amidst nature's glories - for some millions of years. When I write about global society and economics, I like to take the long view, as I did in Welcome to the Fifth World.

Holistic Bodymind Healing

Helping all of us be whole and healthy has been a lifelong passion, and, for me, a necessity. I've recovered from lifelong disease, helped others heal incurable conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, and survive fatal diagnoses. I want to share with everyone an awareness of the healing power that lies ready to awaken inside us all.

Hubber Techniqes

This is the first of three categories directly related to HubPages.

My inner geek is here to help! I learned how to write a Table of Contents from Darkside, in a hub he published four years ago. But I found a way to make it quick and easy, and I also wrote fun, precise instructions for those who find HTML scarier than a vampire. Check out Create a Table of Contents for Your Hub - Quick and Easy.

HubPages - Celebrating Milestones

One of my most profound principles is shared success. I believe that we all win together, and I celebrate my successes by celebrating the great Hubbers who got me here.

  • Hubber Score: How I got a Hubber Score of 99 in two weeks - make that 100! celebrates my reaching 99, then 100, shortly after I started writing regularly, and also explains what a Hubber Score is and how you can raise yours.
  • Hubs and Hubbers to Celebrate: My first 101 followers came about as an inspiration. I was excited to be closing in on 100 followers, but feeling bad because I didn't know all these great writers. And, as much as I would enjoy the writing, it felt too much like a chore to go through all those pages of links and hunt down great hubs. Then - Shazaam! - I got that I could write a hub letting everyone out there know about these wonderful Hubbers, and giving them a boost at the same time. Nothing gets my creative juices flowing like generosity, so I enjoyed two days of exploring and sharing the gifts these 101 Hubbers have to offer.

I look forward to sharing my next 100 followers, and beyond, but I may have to take a pause, as I'm not sure that these types of hubs can be posted while I'm in the HubPages Apprenticeship Program.

HubPages Lessons and Inspirations

I write about things that keep us Hubbing, and great features of HubPages. It's great to re-use my old skill of writing technical manuals into writing inspiring, easy, step-by-step guides to using great tools:

  • The Hub Hopper: Six Reasons to Hop Hubs was my first really big success on HubPages. I actually wrote it to get something out while I was working on my Hubber Score article, which took a long time to write. But lots of people seem to appreciate it. That's good, because every Hubber should hop hubs!
  • Hubber Score: How I got a Hubber Score of 99 in two weeks - make that 100! shares what I did to succeed in getting a top Hubber score, so you can do it to. (If this looks familiar, it's because you're reading this guide in order - this article fit in two sections, as celebration, and also lesson and inspiration. But just read it once - then write a new hub of your own!

Humor

Okay, this is new for me, but, so far, so good! That reminds me of a joke

A sqirrel saw a great nut hanging off a tree at the edge of a cliff. It looked so delicious that he couldn't resist the temptation, and he reached out for it at great risk to his life.

Oops! He slipped and fell over the edge of this 1000-foot cliff, straight down to certain death!

As he fell, he passed his friend Sparrow, who was sitting on a lonely, craggy branch halfway down the cliff, watching the georgeous sunset.

"Hello, Squirrel," said Sparrow brightly, "How are you today?"

"So far, so good," Said Squirrel, "Sooooo far, sooooooo gooooooooood!"

Falling doesn't hurt. It's just hitting bottom that's a pain.

If you didn't like that, maybe you shouldn't read:

Living a Mindful Life

Mindfulness, which I like to call Loving Awareness, is the first step of Buddhist meditation. But it's not just navel gazing. It is a way of living with an open heart and clear mind each and every day, out in the world. I like to write about that.

Transformational Living

Life, for me, is all about growing and change - the more consciously, the better. Here's a start, and I'll be writing more as time goes on:

Let's keep growing and changing - into joy and wonder!

Zen, Zen, and More Zen

Okay, at last, we come to my favorite topic. Zen is at the bottom of the alphabet, but it's the beginning of everything for me. Zen is simply a type of meditation that begins with mindfulness, adds a deep commitment to knowing ourselves, brings energy, joy, and peace, and focuses all our energy on self-transformation, so that we become freely open to Love and Wisdom. At least, that's how I see it. I've been a Zen practitioner for over 30 years, and a meditation teacher for 25.

Welcome to Zen

This series, which I've just started, opens the door to Zen life and practice. I hopep to shatter a few illusions and popular misunderstandings about Zen along the way.

  • Living the Zen Life introduces the primary relationship between the Zen practitioner and his or her meditation practice, and the optional relationship with a meditation instructor or Zen teacher.

Zen - Deeper Meditations

This section has both a Zen perspective on life and also thoughts for the intermediate to advanced meditation practitioner.

  • Seeing True: Insight, Foresight, and Hindsight is a Zen Buddhist perspective on seeing the present, the future, and the past. It does not require meditation experience: It is an enjoyable - and I hope insightful! - read for anyone.

Zen Inspirations

Living in the moment is a big part of Zen, as is creativity and artistic work. Here, I share what comes through.


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

What a good idea this was! I will certainly keep this as a reference to guide my reading. While you are doing the Apprentice program, I suppose we will still get information about the Hubs you publish. This is going to be interesting! Voted up, etc.


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spartucusjones 4 years ago from Parts Unknown

Informative hub! I read a few hubs of yours and enjoyed them, but this helped me learn even more about your writing.

Also looking forward to working along with you in the apprenticeship program.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This a quite useful and interesting introduction to your work. Great idea. Congratulations on your acceptance into the Apprenticeship program. :)


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Yes, Joan, Thanks! I plan to keep this up to date as I publish more hubs.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

And I look forward to enjoying the Apprenticeship program with you, Spartacus!


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Thanks PH, I'm honored.


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Thanks for the guide. I bookmarked it for a closer look soon.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

I look forward to your thoughts about my writing.


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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

This is an excellent idea!!! Something that can always be updated :) I might have to follow your lead on this one. Voted up and shared :)


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) Author

Hi Cassy - thanks. One note though - if you don't already have a hub published like this one, you can't publish it during the Apprenticeship program. I checked this with Simone - it would be a Hubcentric hub, not a commercial hub. You could write it now, and hold it to publish in 2013. You could also put parts of it in your profile.

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