The Perfect 100

The Perfect 100

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


I woke this morning to find my hub score had finally reached 100. I was excited but more honoured that my work has been read and appreciated enough to have reached this goal. It has been less than eight months and I must admit a lot of hard work to have produced so many posts of a high standard, or at least as best as I am capable.

Writing for me is my life, my purpose and I only wish that people read my thoughts and are prompted to consider their own. I always try to make thought-provoking articles and poetry, expressions of my beliefs about the world and this journey we share. There are many aspects of life that I am passionate about and that is of course featured in my writing. But above all the reward for me is that HubPages exists at all. It, and the community it represents, gives us all the opportunity to continue to do what we love so much and share with other like-minded people.

The Hub score is important because it encourages us all to improve the standard and content of our work and that is important. I am not an article writer and more a poet and writer of prose and opinion pieces. I felt from the outset that would hinder my progress, limiting the audience of my esoteric writings. In a way that it true, but as time has gone on my audience has grown and continues to do so, thankfully.

Hub scores change constantly, based on various criterions, and I know that my perfect 100 may not stay too long, but at least I know I can do it, and that is a reward in itself. Competition is a good thing, in that it pushes us to work harder and improve the quality of our work. With encouraging followers and the process of writing for HubPages, the opportunity gives amateur and professional writers alike, a vast scope of resources and valuable feedback that enhances the writing experience. I am grateful to all those who support my work and read for whatever purpose. The connection I have found is invaluable to me personally and as a professional writer.

I get up each morning thinking about what I will write about today, and that motivation is a powerful one; it gives me purpose and the knowledge that I have an audience that will give feedback, is simply a bonus.

However long I can maintain my precious 100, is inconsequential, as I have attained it and that was always one goal. Numbers in the end don’t mean much, it’s the connection with people that matters. Writing is a miraculous art, one that requires commitment and dedication, but it is the fact that we can connect profoundly with our words that is the most rewarding aspect for me. Having spent a lifetime searching for that one perfect form of creative expression and having found it, I can only say that HubPages for me, has been and remains a passion. Thanks for sharing.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks bharath. It's great to get there, but holding onto it another challenge. Keep writing!


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bharath.adupa 5 years ago from India

Hey tony congrats man on reaching 100..i wish i would be reaching 100 in a near future..


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks lazko. Success in anything requires dedication and hard work. I wish you luck on your journey


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lazko 5 years ago from the Earth

Congrats and thanks Tony, successful people like you in Hub Pages are the greatest motive for us, the newbies.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for your support Lenore and FaithDream. A fleeting attainment but one that encourages.


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Congrats Tony. Great job on reaching 100, the ultimate goal!


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Lenore Robinson 5 years ago from Delaware

Congratulations and continued success!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Silva for your support. The 100 is at present fleeting but I'm working on it. Thanks again.


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Silva Hayes 5 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

Congratulations on reaching 100, Tony. Your dedication and commitment shine throughout all your writings.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for your kind words, Powerpoe1. It's a great feat, only surpassed by maintaining it, which I've yet to do. More work!


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Powerpoe1 5 years ago

Congratulations!...Continued Success, your consistency and dedication is totally awesome! Voted Up & Rated Beautiful~


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Phoebe. Yeah, getting there is fantastic, but staying there another thing. We all keep truckin!


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

Congrats on getting 100! Every time I get close to a hundred, the next day I am back to 95-97... Lolz


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks travel_man1971. Yes, its good to have done it, as fleeting as it can be.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Congratulations! I've also reached that HP Profile Score when one of my hubs scored 100, too! But now, I always float between 95 - 98; for sure, my other hubs have things to be corrected again!

It feels great to reach the Top!!!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Barbara. It didn't last long- back to 99 as I was writing the hub. But an achievement none the less. Thanks for reading.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations! As close as I've come is 99 and it didn't last long.

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