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How has HubPages changed your life?

  1. Eiddwen profile image68
    Eiddwenposted 5 years ago

    HubPages has made a great difference in my life and I would to know whether this community has made a great difference to anyone else's life as well.

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It made me realize that you don't need to write something like "Lord of the Rings" to be an author, you just need to write something that people enjoy reading.

      1. Genna East profile image87
        Genna Eastposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Very true!  I'm a "newbie" and am still discoveering al the wonderful things this "community" has to offer.

    2. tnderhrt23 profile image83
      tnderhrt23posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Most definitely, Hubpages has had a positive affect on my life. It is a place of learning and inspiration. I get super excited when I come face to face with raw talent, and am inspired by that talent. I find that here on Hubpages. I have found courage here, encouragement and positive feedback that has helped with confidence levels that involve all of life, not just writing. My thinking has reached new levels, expanding and imagining beyond my established limits...so Hubpages has helped me grow, and challenged me on many levels!
      I am forever grateful!

    3. May PL profile image88
      May PLposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is a space where I think and expand my thoughts. In many ways it has helped me be a more reflective person. And I am thrilled and humbled when someone across the globe takes the time to comment on my hubs. I feel very priveleged. Thanks all.

  2. lyndre profile image80
    lyndreposted 5 years ago

    Helped with my self confidence.

    I still find it mind blowing to think someone half way across the world is reading something I wrote.

    1. Eiddwen profile image68
      Eiddwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I knew that HubPages must have helped many  people and not just with their writing. The above replies mirror all that I am also so grateful to HubPages for.
      Please keep the replies coming

  3. A la carte profile image60
    A la carteposted 5 years ago

    Hub pages gave me a chance..which I squandered...c'est la vie

    1. ar.colton profile image91
      ar.coltonposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  4. Sarah Masson profile image79
    Sarah Massonposted 5 years ago

    It's been the best thing that I have found in a long time. I love having the opportunity to write and get feedback from readers smile

  5. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago

    From an online marketeers point of view, shattered completely my understanding and beliefs of how this stuff operates (SEO, keyword research and use, copyright, styles of writing for your market, etc). But now I am bettered educated and have some experience and still learning what works well for me.

    Also the fact that this place is international and everyone has so much to learn from and offer and also that those that made this place continue to make it so easy a site to use (and work towards continued improvements).

    1. CMHypno profile image89
      CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Agree with you Jase, I never knew that any of this SEO/keywords/backlinking stuff existed before I joined HubPages. I naively thought that if I wrote they would come!

      So have learned a whole load of stuff and realise that there is far more still to learn

      Fortunately, it is fairly addictive and I have a list of topics 27 pages long that I want to write hubs on!

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image82
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        27 pages of topics........... thats a heck of a list !

      2. leahlefler profile image98
        leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Addictive is the right word. You know you're a "hubaholic" when a friend mentions something, and the first thought that pops into your head is: "That would make an excellent hub!"

        1. Eiddwen profile image68
          Eiddwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I know what you mean leahlefler !!! Ha!
          There is so much to learn and I'm glad that I am not the only one seeing as my computer knowledge was pretty near to Zero when I first came on here.
          As for being addictive, yes I can definitly second that one.

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    BIKTMIAposted 5 years ago

    Author Felicia Hinton , very helpful in many areas with building over a period of time, to my needs. Very helpful.

  7. Kenyonfreelance profile image61
    Kenyonfreelanceposted 5 years ago

    I haven't been here long enough to know how it can affect my life, but so far it looks great!

  8. lisadpreston profile image61
    lisadprestonposted 5 years ago

    For me, the greatest reward from hubpages is the network of friends I have made.  Some people are just like family to me.  Helping people that have suffered greatly by just a kind word and being there for them in support is rewarding.  People have helped me through hard times and supported me as well.  In a way, hubpages is good therapy.  Writing something that others can identify with or will touch their heart and have them appreciate it is a feeling that I have only experienced here.  Like anything else, I have had some bad times with some, as well as treasured times.  It has all been a healing and learning experience.  I hope to have many more good times at hubpages and meet more friends.

    1. Eiddwen profile image68
      Eiddwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Lisa,
      Yes you are so right and it is definitly a two way process here on HP.
      We all benefit so much from being members of this warm and caring community.
      I have given, received, learnt and my confidence has grown since I joined everyone on here and I am so grateful !!!

      1. lisadpreston profile image61
        lisadprestonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Eiddwen,
        Yes, I agree.  We are a warm and loving, supportive community.  I have grown to care deeply for the people here.  You being one of them.  A few of our friends need our support more than ever.  Froggy213 had lost his 2 year old grandson to murder and then recently his wife passed away.  He is a wonderful human being and is going through hell.  Vocalcoach lost her son to cancer and he left 4 children behind that he was raising alone. She is grieving terribly.  You know first hand her pain.  Let's keep them all in our thoughts and prayers.  Thank you.

        1. Eiddwen profile image68
          Eiddwenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Lisa thanks for replying, life is so cruel isn't it!! I would not have believed a year ago just how caring a community this is and how close we have become to one another. I think that so many of us are on the same wavelength.
          I think that many of us have had to endure hardship at one time or another and this is what makes us so compassionate and sincere.
          I am also glad that I have found you as a friend too Lisa and the miles apart don't matter because we are only a few clicks away from  each other.
          Yes I will keep thinking about and praying for everyone who is suffering on here.
          Take care Lisa my friend,

  9. Trish_M profile image90
    Trish_Mposted 5 years ago

    Yes, being part of the community is great.

    As far as actually writing is concerned, all of the creative writing books tell you that, if you want to be a writer, you must write. And this site gets you doing just that!