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Executive Director and Art Curator at the Sun Gallery in Hayward, Ca. Founder and project creator of "The Art of Climate Change", a socially interactive public education project through art and mixed media.

I'm a freelance-writer/researcher. I write here at HubPages and am also the former climate change reporter for the San Francisco Examiner (until the site was sold in 2016) I wrote for the ANG newspaper group as a community columnist for over 5 years. I am also a photographer,art educator and artist who lives in the SF Bay Area.

HubPages is where I started my online writing journey 9 years ago. Before writing for an Internet audience, I was a local columnist for 5 years with the ANG Newspaper Group and wrote a popular Silicon Valley column called "Around the Monument". During that time I was also the owner of a sign business for 14 years. My professional background is in writing, graphic design, art, photography and marketing.

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60's and 70's, I am a "been there and done that" kind of chick. I have 3 sons and grandchildren (plus many more that call me "mom" and "grandma") and a border collie named Indie.

I can have a wicked sense of humor yet am always ready to give hugs when needed. Not one to avoid controversy, I am known to create articles that also spark alot of debate. I also have some articles that are places to just come and be sad, vent or just ask for advice.

I also wrote for 8 years as the Climate Change reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, a subject which I have studied for several years. My interest in the environment inlcudes how climate change is affecting us now and what is in store for our future as extreme heat, droughts, cold snaps and weather events cause record-breaking disasters.

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      My confidence is returning - Google seems to like me

      6 years ago

      So before Panda I was averaging about 1,500 a views a day and making about $250 a month from Adsense. After Panda my earnings from adsense dropped to about $80 a month, and my page views dropped to about 800 a day (but HP ads did almost offset my adsense lost earnings). I have to admit I was not...

    • Torn rotator cuff - anyone else ever have this problem?
      2

      Torn rotator cuff - anyone else ever have this problem?

      6 years ago

      I dislocated my shoulder a couple months back and the ortho Dr. thinks I also tore my rotator cuff. Has anyone else had this problem and how long were you out of work? I went back to my photography job a couple weeks ago but now I having numbness in my hand and fingers. (I have a heavy camera) I am...

    • Is there a problem with Hubpages spell-check?
      3

      Is there a problem with Hubpages spell-check?

      6 years ago

      I've been trying to finish a hub today and can't get the spellcheck to pop up. It only gives me a partial window with an error message. Is it my computer or are we having a problem?Thanks!

    • Question about using my name as a keyword
      6

      Question about using my name as a keyword

      7 years ago

      I'm wondering if I should use my first name Dorsi as one of the keywords in all my hubs. Since my subdomain is my first name and my name ranks high on Google (first page) I think this might help my hubs? Any advice?

    • So what are us Californians going to do with our Amazon capsules?
      8

      So what are us Californians going to do with our Amazon capsules?

      7 years ago

      Now that the word is official that us Californians got the Amazon axe, what do YOU plan to do with your Amazon capsules?As for me, I'm going to replace alot of them with EBay related products. If I'm not getting any money for the referrals it does not make financial sense to keep it on my hubs.I...

    • Dislocated my shoulder and can't lift my arm
      16

      Dislocated my shoulder and can't lift my arm

      7 years ago

      Well I'm just in a doozy. I dislocated my shoulder last weekend, had to go to ER, x-rays and then they reset the shoulder. Now I'm in a sling but I still can't raise my arm more than a few inches.So I come to my fellow hubbers here who have such a wealth of info on so many things....is this normal...

    • Good day yesterday in HP ads and Google
      5

      Good day yesterday in HP ads and Google

      7 years ago

      Between the both I made $10 - about equal amounts.The hubs were ones that used to rank well before Panda. Looks like I am having some recovery on my best hubs - they have been gradually returning to a better rank on the search engines.Personally, I think quality hubs will recover in time. I think...

    • I just found a disturbing search term on on one of my hubs
      13

      I just found a disturbing search term on on one of my hubs

      7 years ago

      I found a very disturbing search term on one of my hubs under stats. A couple years ago I wrote a hub about the kidnapped girl Jaycee Lee Dugard, along with some other local kidnap victims stories.When I was looking at the stats of how people search (keywords) I found someone had searched these...

    • I think I tore my calf muscle
      6

      I think I tore my calf muscle

      7 years ago

      I'm not sure if it's just a pull or torn muscle but yesterday when I was walking down some stairs at work I got this shooting burning pain in my calf( in the back of leg between my foot and knee)when I was stepping down.Went to work today but had to leave because I can't walk right. There is a...

    • Would it be OK to put Adsense on my non-profit domain?
      3

      Would it be OK to put Adsense on my non-profit domain?

      7 years ago

      I am trying to raise funds to fund a start-up non profit, Dollars of Hope. I was thinking about putting my adsense on the domain to help raise money.What do you think?Unchartered territory for me here!

    • Has anyone here set up a LLC?
      4

      Has anyone here set up a LLC?

      7 years ago

      I registered my non-profit name, Dollars of Hope, with the Secretary of State here in Cali.I have the domain name and a website up and running with donate buttons.I am going to set up it up as an LLC. Has anyone here done this themself? I read a good hub by GlassVisage about using an online service...

    • Creative brainstormers needed: Need a name for my non-profit
      47

      Creative brainstormers needed: Need a name for my non-profit

      7 years ago

      Hey hubbers. I'd like your input. I am starting a non profit to help families stay in their homes (families affected by job loss, economy, disability...)I originally came up with GROW ministries, but found there are already quite a few GROW ministries around. I want something catchy that can be...

    • WOULD YOU DONATE A DOLLAR if it changed a life?
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      WOULD YOU DONATE A DOLLAR if it changed a life?

      7 years ago

      I am getting ready to start a non-profit helping everyday Americans. I feel that we can help one another - through the power of just one dollar.So I am doing exploratory work into how people perceive this - if you were asked to donate one dollar through PayPal to help homeless people have shelter -...

    • I reached Payout with New HP Ad Program!
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      I reached Payout with New HP Ad Program!

      7 years ago

      It's been a little over 2 weeks for me on the new HP Ad Program and I've reached payout. I'm really glad to see this because my Google revenue has taken a major nosedive.Thanks HP!!Hang in there hubbers!!

    • Worst 2 days on adsense in years
      16

      Worst 2 days on adsense in years

      7 years ago

      The last 2 days have been the most dismal I have seen on my adsense in months, maybe years. And traffic is dropping again.I tend to think it has a lot to do with the happenings in Japan, people are preoccupied with the disasters (and rightfully so).HP ad program is looking good though. It's nice to...

    • Question about what name to sign up as on a certain forum
      19

      Question about what name to sign up as on a certain forum

      7 years ago

      I have been on this one conspiracy site informally for over 5 years. I usually go there to get the latest news before the MSM does (I'm a news hound)So I am about to take the plunge and sign up for formal membership there and I am thinking about using my first name like I do here at HubPages along...

    • My seldom read blog is on first page of Google???
      15

      My seldom read blog is on first page of Google???

      7 years ago

      OK so this is very weird. I've been following the algo change, blah blah blah. And I'm looking around checking Google search for my hubs key words. I always backlink to my personal blog, and have found that some high ranking words are showing my blog near the top of Google search on first page. OK...

    • Question about hubs getting copied on other forums
      3

      Question about hubs getting copied on other forums

      7 years ago

      I am wondering how much a hub gets penalized when it is posted in another persons forum post. I have a few hubs that have been copied word for word but with the link in forums where the topic is being discussed.Normally if it's someone just stealing my work I file DCMA and it gets removed, but with...

    • Question about earnings under new HP program
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      Question about earnings under new HP program

      7 years ago

      I am in the new HP ad program and have a question about the earnings. At the top of the graph it says I have earned $6.02 under the last 7 days revenue but under the daily earnings underneath it shows 0.Does this mean I have earned money or no?

    • My 3 year anniversary on HubPages
      38

      My 3 year anniversary on HubPages

      13 months ago

      It's hard to believe I've been here 3 years!! I just got my official "notification" from HubPages.I think it's time for a 3 year hubber reflection hub -It's been a great 3 years, I love writing here, feel a real and wonderful connection to the other writers here AND....I make money money...

    • Algorithm Changes? Writers Unite - Let's do what we do best - WRITE !!
      5

      Algorithm Changes? Writers Unite - Let's do what we do best - WRITE !!

      7 years ago

      We have a voice to address this algorithm change - we are writers for goodness sakes!! This is our business, and we know that we have some of the most talented and gifted writers here at HubPages! HubPages knows this, we know this, and it's important that our voices be heard. I have personally been...

    • I'm going to start a non-profit: Advice?
      2

      I'm going to start a non-profit: Advice?

      7 years ago

      I'm going to start a non-profit organization here in California. The mission will be to provide free art classes to children in schools,to people in rehab and to any other groups that can benefit through learning to access their creative talents. All things creative including art, gardening, video,...

    • A milestone - 1,500 followers
      8

      A milestone - 1,500 followers

      7 years ago

      Thank you to http://hubpages.com/profile/wilsontomfor becoming my 1,500th fan!! Thank-you EVERYONE for your love and support here at HubPages!!I have been watching the countdown to this milestone thanks to all of you! You are all a bunch of great and amazingly talented people and I am so glad I...

    • Need advice on setting up a list
      3

      Need advice on setting up a list

      7 years ago

      Hi everyone!I am about to undertake a big project and need some advice. I am compiling a list for 2011 of the dead bird and fish dieoff. (And any other animals that die in mass)I was originally thinking about a hub but now I'm wondering if it would be easier to write an introductory hub then do the...

    • What is a good amount of healthy backlinks coming in?
      13

      What is a good amount of healthy backlinks coming in?

      7 years ago

      I notice that on most of my oder hubs that are fairly healthy that I have about 5 or so backlinks coming in. What is considered a decent amounmt of links?I always link to all the sites on the share button and it looks like I'm getting some nice links from other sites too.

    • Questions on writing a poem as a hub
      10

      Questions on writing a poem as a hub

      7 years ago

      Happy Holidays fellow writers! Hope you all had a great one!My question is about poems.I recently have been inspired to write poetry again (it's been a long time!) I am finding it wonderful very creative and therapeutic at the moment.I'd like to publish one of the poems as a hub.Any ideas on how to...

    • What are the best ways to optimize your photos?
      4

      What are the best ways to optimize your photos?

      7 years ago

      I take alot of my own photos, and I really think there are better ways to optimize my photo capsules to pull in more traffic. What are some suggestions that some of you have as far as text you put along with your photos? Headings for your photos? I currently try to add some of the tags and key...

    • I'm doing a hub on my dads World War 2 battleship - need advice
      18

      I'm doing a hub on my dads World War 2 battleship - need advice

      7 years ago

      I'm doing the coolest hub ever - I will consider this one the best of my best because it's a first hand account of my dads battleship, the USS North Carolina, getting torpedoed during Word War 2(It was during the Pacific campaign - Guadalcanal). I wrote this out word for word for my dad before he...

    • What are the best lenders for refinancing a home when you have bad credit?
      1

      What are the best lenders for refinancing a home when you have bad credit?

      7 years ago

      What are the best lenders for refinancing a home when you have bad credit?When you still have equity in your home

    • Strange upswing of Bing traffic on just one hub
      11

      Strange upswing of Bing traffic on just one hub

      7 years ago

      I noticed yesterday that I had over 300 hits from Bing traffic on one of my hubs that usually does not get much traffic at all. Today the same thing. It's my hub on the Presidents dog Bo.Any speculation why??Wierd!!!

    • Question about new hubber - can she delete account and sign back up
      5

      Question about new hubber - can she delete account and sign back up

      7 years ago

      My daughter signed up for HubPages and forgot to use my sign-up link. If she deletes her account and signs back up under me will she lose her user name? i wanted to use my trackers to watch her progress.Thanks!

    • Just got back from HubCamp
      37

      Just got back from HubCamp

      7 years ago

      I just want to say thank you to all of the HubPages staff for putting on the first ever Hub Camp. It was great getting to meet all of you - Paul, Robin, Maddie, Jason, Ralph and Simone (hope I didn't miss anyone!!)It was great getting to meet Mighty Mom (what an awesome lady!!) and meeting...

    • Celebrating a half a million page views
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      Celebrating a half a million page views

      7 years ago

      It's here and I'm so happy. A few weeks ago I realized I was approaching 500,000 page views, and the brevity of that struck me. The half million mark somehow meant alot to me, and today I hit the mark.So to all my friends here at HubPages, have a drink on me. Pass the beer, the frappe or your...

    • Another hubber called me an idiot- what????
      28

      Another hubber called me an idiot- what????

      7 years ago

      Wow - I've never had this happen in the 2 years I've been here. Someone left a comment on one of my hubs - calling me an idiot and saying a bunch of hateful things....wow, don't know what to do except just ignore it I guess. Has anyone else had this happen and how did you respond? For the first...

    • What happens to my Hubs and Google revenue if I die?
      33

      What happens to my Hubs and Google revenue if I die?

      7 years ago

      I know this is probably a morbid question but I was wondering what happens if I die? What happens to my hubs and the revenue from them? Can I will the income to one of my sons?Just wondering.....trust me to think of weird stuff like this..lol..(and actually that should read "when I...

    • What the best ways to share your hubs on blogger?
      8

      What the best ways to share your hubs on blogger?

      8 years ago

      I was just wondering what success (or not)other hubbers have had when sharing their hubs on Blogger. When I share my hubs I always link it to my blog and put about 2 or 3 sentences regarding the topic. I have Adsense and Kontera on my blog (I did disable Kontera here at HubPages though)What are...

    • Since I've turned off Kontera...
      69

      Since I've turned off Kontera...

      8 years ago

      My Google adsense has improved since I disabled Kontera on my hubs. I waited till I got to my $100 payout, and I notice that in the last couple months I have seen better revenue from Google. Soooo....no definitive test here but I think disabling it was a good idea.Still testing this theory...

    • Finally reached Kontera payout
      8

      Finally reached Kontera payout

      8 years ago

      After close to 2 years I finally got to $100 on Kontera. I think this took WAY too long, but don't get me wrong I'm grateful for the $100. I am now going to disable Kontera and run a test to see if my Google adsense improves. I have heard that this has been the case with some hubbers that have had...

    • What do you consider good traffic for your hub?
      37

      What do you consider good traffic for your hub?

      8 years ago

      I was just wondering what hubbers considered as "good traffic" to one of your hubs? Some of my hubs only get a handful of reads a week, while others get consistently 75-100 reads a day. After looking at my hubs I think that getting 25-50 reads a day is decent. My hub topics vary greatly -...

    • I accidentally clicked one of my google ads...
      13

      I accidentally clicked one of my google ads...

      8 years ago

      Well I went and did it. The thing I had always hoped I would never accidentally do- I was trying to click on my link in a hub -  and accidentally moved and clicked the mouse right on an ad!! I clicked out right away.....AGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Should your url be your title?
      15

      Should your url be your title?

      8 years ago

      When I first started writing at HubPages I was under the impression that one should make the url and the first title of their hub the same.So my question now is: When trying to write the url for maximum traffic, how much should you really deviate on the main title? Or does it even matter if the key...

    • Does bolding key words help search engine rankings?
      19

      Does bolding key words help search engine rankings?

      8 years ago

      I remember someone saying awhile back that bolding your key words in your hubs helps your traffic. I've done this with alot of my hubs but have no way of knowing if this really helps or not...Does anyone know if this is true?The only thing I don't like about bolding too much is it takes away from...

    • 1,000 fans
      19

      1,000 fans

      8 years ago

      I just want to say a very heartfelt thank-you to all my fans and friends. I just had the honor of having a 1,000 fans yesterday. Rebecca E. was number # 1,000!!It has been all of you and your kindness, help, support, knowledge, humor and love that have brought me this far. I am honored by all of...

    • Delete or Unpublish?
      10

      Delete or Unpublish?

      8 years ago

      I had made a decision to post the chapters of my book here as hubs over a year ago. I am about half way through my book, and am now wondering if I should unpublish or delete those chapters while I finish up. I would hate to delete because there are lots of wonderful comments....but the readership...

    • 2009 Sexy Hot Hubbers Hub
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      2009 Sexy Hot Hubbers Hub

      8 years ago

      It's that time again. Hubbers are talking about who is the hottest hubber. So without further ado let's get this started.This year please send just one pic to me at dorsidiaz gmail com.Make sure you add what name you want your pic to be attached to (could be your real name, avatar name or...

    • I just want to say sorry...
      22

      I just want to say sorry...

      9 years ago

      I have not been responding to many comments. My life is kind of upside down right now. Lots of stress and family stuff going on. I feel bad when I don't respond to comments on my hubs but want all of you to know I appreciate you as friends and fans. I also appreciate when you leave me comments and...

    • My Best Adsense Month EVER!!!
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      My Best Adsense Month EVER!!!

      9 years ago

      Last month I made 4 times payout amount. (is it OK to post numbers or is that tacky?) Anyway, 4 times what I made the month before. Of course I has some high paying days that then slowed down, but I'm still excited because I can definitely see the potential of a nice little income here at HubPages....

    • Important information for my friends here re: The Swine Flu
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      Important information for my friends here re: The Swine Flu

      9 years ago

      This will probably be the most important message I've ever posted here in the forums. This message is not meant to create panic but to let you know about the urgency of the situation.You have a very small window of opportunity to prepare for the coming swine flu pandemic. Today the World Health...

    • Anyone got advice on making a email newsletter?
      3

      Anyone got advice on making a email newsletter?

      8 years ago

      I've been toying with the idea of making a newsletter to send out to readers, friends and family. Since I've got a few spots that I'm writing at I'd like to tie it all into one newsletter. Make it to where someone could subscribe to my newsletter from my website, and my other web spots. Is there a...

    • Disabled Kontera on hub as experiment
      12

      Disabled Kontera on hub as experiment

      9 years ago

      I had the best 2 days on google for my home affordable hub, great traffic from Google then ramped down after 2 days. I checked my Kontera account and noticed their was a high rate of click through for the same hub, at of course a lower rate than adsense would bring.So I disabled my Kontera ads on...

    • Advice on linking articles on my website
      2

      Advice on linking articles on my website

      9 years ago

      Well I am starting to get the hang of wordpress on my new website, and I am going to apply for yield build for the adsense (I like the way they've optimized the ad placements!)Question to you that have sites though- what is the protocol when you see an article you would like to have on your site?...

    • I'm ready to buy a new domain name- help???
      48

      I'm ready to buy a new domain name- help???

      9 years ago

      I've tried this twice before, once through Yahoo (mistake) and once through VistaPrint (another mistake and they now have my name hostage). I once had a great site that a webmaster maintained for me and that was a good one (didn't make any money on it but hey)So I'm ready to try this again. I have...

    • Does anyone here use Articles Base.com ?
      16

      Does anyone here use Articles Base.com ?

      9 years ago

      I stumbled across articlesbase.com and wondered if anyone here publishes over there. Is is just for new articles are can we submit articles from HubPages? I know there are alot of writing sites out there but was wondering about this one.

    • Cross your fingers for me! I got an offer for a writing job!!
      17

      Cross your fingers for me! I got an offer for a writing job!!

      9 years ago

      I am SOOOOOO excited. I got an offer from the Examiner newspaper to write about climate change!! This is something I've studied and been passionate about for years, and I would be writing for the online Examiner! Plus I have been "unlaid" off my art teaching job, I only lost one class and...

    • I got laid off....
      37

      I got laid off....

      9 years ago

      I got laid off from a job I love! Teaching art to kids. I'm so bummed. I've only been there 5 months but I LOVE my kids and am going to miss teaching them so much!!! It was only part-time but it was such a joy.Registration is down because of the economy so it's the ax for me!!!Sob Sob. What a...

    • What is the best way to set up a sign up url for hubpages?
      36

      What is the best way to set up a sign up url for hubpages?

      9 years ago

      I've had a few people sign up under my trackers when I send out emails of my hubs, but I was wondering what some of the rest of you have done as far as setting up a more unique way to have friends and family sign up here at hubpages? For some strange reason I don't think my profile link for sign...

    • The
      2

      The "Payout" Chronicles- new Blog by Hubpages

      9 years ago

      I also posted this in the hubbers hangout but this is a good topic for the knowledge exchange here, especially for new hubbers on to how to get "payouts' from Google, how long is typical, what goes into getting paid and why. I was the first "interviewee" in the chronicles. This will...

    • My first interview as a writer......
      14

      My first interview as a writer......

      9 years ago

      My first interview as a writer was with our very own Ryan here from HubPages!! I'm so jazzed about this - Ryan asked me some questions about my second payout from Google and how it works, and what motivated me to keep writing. The interview is here at the HubPages blog:...

    • Welcome to 2 friends of mine!
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      Welcome to 2 friends of mine!

      9 years ago

      I love to see when friends of mine decide to take the plunge and hub! Welcome to 2 new hubbers- good friends of mine:http://hubpages.com/profile/myserenityhttp://hubpages.com/profile/wmatthewGreat to see you both here!

    • Whoo hoo!! I've hit payout time again!!
      74

      Whoo hoo!! I've hit payout time again!!

      9 years ago

      I got my first payout in Dec, and now I've hit google payout again! I'm stoked! The first payout took me 10 months, this one less than 3 months, so it's true that it starts accumulating faster.I'm loving it, so all you hubbers that haven't got there yet hang in there!

    • My hub has been copied on someones blog
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      My hub has been copied on someones blog

      9 years ago

      Well I guess there is a first time for everything. Someone copied my hub on Is California Going Bankrupt? They copied the whole thing, word for word without credit or where it came from. So I'm going to have to file a complaint I guess. I've had other hubs copied in forums but they were being...

    • Would you rate a hub thumbs down because you didn't agree?
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      Would you rate a hub thumbs down because you didn't agree?

      9 years ago

      I was just wondering, if you read a well written hub but it was something controversial that had a different opinion than you had, would you rate it thumbs down because of that or would you rate it on the hub itself ( written well, lots of information, good layout?)Just wondering because I write...

    • My pick yourself up hub- taking off after Obamas Inauguration speech
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      My pick yourself up hub- taking off after Obamas Inauguration speech

      9 years ago

      I have to laugh- I wrote a hub about "picking yourself up and dusting yourself off" a couple months ago- then I was watching Obamas inauguration speech today and it's evidently one of his favorite mantras too cause he used it on his speech! So the traffic took off today. Too funny!Maybe...

    • Wierd comment left on my hub
      8

      Wierd comment left on my hub

      9 years ago

      This is the first truly strange comment that has been left on my hub. I think this guy needs a lawyer, not a hubber!(Comment in its entirety:I'm looking for someone to help me, represent me. It is on record that there was a Preliminary Hearing. But I didn' experience one. No evidence or witness(s)...

    • My First Adsense Check!
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      My First Adsense Check!

      9 years ago

      Whoo hoo!! It's here! This puppy is getting scanned and framed!$129.86I'm officially getting paid for what I love to do- how great is that?

    • My 500th fan !! Thanks all of you!
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      My 500th fan !! Thanks all of you!

      9 years ago

      I just wanted to recognize my 500th fan!! http://hubpages.com/profile/Tatjana-MihaelaAnd I want to say thank you to ALL the 499 fans before Tatjana! You are all awesome and thank you so much! I love Hubpages and you have all encouraged me and I can't say thank-you enough.Hubpages Rocks!!

    • An Invitation to Participate in a New Beta Site
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      An Invitation to Participate in a New Beta Site

      9 years ago

      I've applied for a position as a PT moderator for a new site called Lunch.com  As part of my interview process I have been given the opportunity to invite a limited amount of friends to participate in the Beta.If anyone would like to join me shoot me your email here or privately. I can invite...

    • Does anyone have good advice for book publishing?
      31

      Does anyone have good advice for book publishing?

      7 years ago

      I know some of the hubbers here have books published, and I am in the process of working seriously at my first book ( I have 2 other books that have been on a back burner for a while)But the one I'm working on now I WILL finish, and I'm wondering if anyone has some advice about publishing, self-...

    • I got a duplicate penalty on my book hub- how???
      18

      I got a duplicate penalty on my book hub- how???

      9 years ago

      What??? I just published the first chapter of my book and got duplicate penalty on my hub?? How could this be?(it's an auto-biography, so is someone trying to steal my indentity..lol????)

    • I published the first chapter of my book as a hub
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      I published the first chapter of my book as a hub

      9 years ago

      OK so I finally did it- I published chapter 1 of my book ( I have 4 chapters written so far) - and I would love constructive criticism- both good and bad.I started this project a few months ago, and finally decided to make hubs out of the chapters, It's rather baring my soul here but I figure this...

    • I got a new website
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      I got a new website

      9 years ago

      So I was ordering some business cards from vista print and they had a one month free offer for a website- since I liked the way I was able to build my cards and the templates they had - I figured hey why not check it out?I built a nice little clean website in minutes ( nice templates) ...

    • It's a Boy!
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      It's a Boy!

      9 years ago

      Yesterday at 6:33 am, Zachary Alan  came into the world. 7.5 oz, 19.5" long.My First Grandbaby!!He is so adorable- I already have him as my screensaver on my phone and my laptop- what an exciting time!!Mom had to have a C section, she was in labor for 20 hours, but she and the baby are...

    • Request for better way to sign people up for HubPages
      5

      Request for better way to sign people up for HubPages

      9 years ago

      Maybe I'm missing something here but I was thinking there should be a better method for signing future writers up on our profile page. I tried using a tracker, and linking up to the referral page on my profile- but I'm having a hard time. I know many people that like to write, and would like to...

    • I'm going to be a first time grandmother tomorrow!!
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      I'm going to be a first time grandmother tomorrow!!

      9 years ago

      My sons girl is overdue so they are going to induce labor tomorrow! I'm so excited, this will be our first grandbaby. They don't know if it's a boy or a girl so this is pretty cool for it to be a surprise!! (just like the old days before ultrasounds...lol!!)

    • Why does CPM in adsense fluctuate so much?
      4

      Why does CPM in adsense fluctuate so much?

      9 years ago

      I was wondering how this CPM works, I read the google info on it and still don't quite understand it. My CPM went from dollars to cents, and has been dropping daily- what causes this? (From Google:Google Help › AdSense Help › AdSense Basics › Google AdSense Guides › › Effective CPM ...

    • Where do I get that nice little HubPage sign up link?
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      Where do I get that nice little HubPage sign up link?

      9 years ago

      I noticed on someones hub they had a nice little link for people to sign up as hubbers. I want to put that into my links at different places. Where and how do I get that sweet little link at?Thanks!

    • Article Submission Software
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      Article Submission Software

      9 years ago

      I've been seriously starting to look at article submission software and ideas, and I was wondering what some of you are using? I know Lissie has a blog on this software,http://100sites-lissie.blogspot.com/200 … -cool.html which looks good, but I wanted to get more feedback on some other...

    • I have a fan that's being too friendly
      51

      I have a fan that's being too friendly

      9 years ago

      I've never had this happen, someone contact me on my email through hubpages and asking me for more pics, and an inappropriate advance towards me.Is this the price of fandom?Ughhh!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Whoo hoo- hit payday!!
      24

      Whoo hoo- hit payday!!

      9 years ago

      8 months - those cents finally turned into the big payout!!So I guess I'll be getting a check next month?Merry Christmas to me!!!

    • I'm getting jazzed about getting paid
      7

      I'm getting jazzed about getting paid

      9 years ago

      I'm almost to my first Google payout, and Kontera, Ebay and Amazon are even ramping up- this is exciting. It seemed like forever for those cents to turn into dollars but it's happening with all the affiliates....Time and perseverance!!Don't give up!!

    • Trafffic Sources and page views not showing correctly on 1 of my hubs
      3

      Trafffic Sources and page views not showing correctly on 1 of my hubs

      9 years ago

      I have something weird going on with my Barack Obama Birth certificate Controversy hub- it shows that I've had over 300 hits on my account page, but under the traffic part where it breaks down views only 60 total views are recorded.This has been going on a couple days- and I especially wanted to...

    • Can't find the Social Bookmarking thread
      4

      Can't find the Social Bookmarking thread

      9 years ago

      A few months ago Wedding Planner (it might have been someone else) started a great thread which had alot of us contributing our stumble,digg,mixx,etc links for everyone to link too. It was great because alot of us added each other, and have been helping promote one anothers work and befriend each...

    • Sharing a tip when posting to Social bookmarking sites
      21

      Sharing a tip when posting to Social bookmarking sites

      9 years ago

      I just wanted to share that my hub on the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 hub is ranked on the FIRST page of google 3 times (the top 3 listings too!)- one under my Mixx posting, one under my Digg, and one under my hub posting. The way that I got all 3 up there was to write a different introduction for...

    • I'm celebrating my 50th HUB!
      13

      I'm celebrating my 50th HUB!

      9 years ago

      I am shocked that I've actually written 50 hubs!! And who would have thought that my 50th hub would be on motorcycles! If someone had told me I would be writing about motorcycles a few months ago I would have thought they were cracked - but being here at Hubpages opens up all kinds of creative...

    • It's Time!! For the Sexy Dog Hub!!
      21

      It's Time!! For the Sexy Dog Hub!!

      9 years ago

      Calling all hubbers with sexy dogs!! I've done a hub on sexy hubbers, and sexy cats, now it's time that the dogs have their day!!Email pics to me at dorsidiaz   gmail comLet's have fun with this one!!I've got 2 new baby chihuahuas that definitely have to be in this one!!So let the dogs...

    • My Adsense is Acting Up
      10

      My Adsense is Acting Up

      9 years ago

      Yesterday I had a message that I would only have PSA on my ads until I got my pin number for Adsense, then my adsense ads disappeared, now they are back and my google reports are still not showing activity. !!!! What do I do, I can't even find out how to get ahold of Google support, I posted at...

    • Google hold
      10

      Google hold

      9 years ago

      I had to request another pin for my google account, so that I can verify it on my account.In the meantime though as of today it looks like my account is not going to count anymore views towards adsense, even though I've requested the pin. Anybody else get ahold like this until they got their pin?...

    • My hub picked up by Google News
      24

      My hub picked up by Google News

      9 years ago

      I just checked my 700 Billion Dollar Bailout Bill hub and I've been getting a bunch of views from google news. Does that mean the hub is close to the top in news or??? I am trying to find where it is but can't find it- this is cool!!I also had my best day in google adsense since being on HubPages....

    • Yippee- I finally got an Amazon sale!!
      17

      Yippee- I finally got an Amazon sale!!

      9 years ago

      I was almost starting to give up on Amazon, and I just saw a sale on there- Yippee!!! It works...lol.....

    • Question about Google Pay
      10

      Question about Google Pay

      9 years ago

      When you get paid, are your earnings from Kontera, Google and EBay all combined and paid at once through Paypal ? If so I am getting close to my first payout- if not how are payouts made for each affiliate?Thanks!

    • What is incoming Links on hub Stats?
      15

      What is incoming Links on hub Stats?

      9 years ago

      I've been out of the loop for awhile here and I see there are many great improvements to HubPages in the meantime. What is the "incoming" links referring to under the new metric stat tabs?Thanks!

    • Need advice from my writer friends
      2

      Need advice from my writer friends

      9 years ago

      We closed our sign business and I have a new opportunity to reopen in the same location with a similar business and a share of the business. The investor wants to set up a corporate structure with me retaining the majority of the business, and he will provide a operating business with over 3 years...

    • What is a bond annuity?
      2

      What is a bond annuity?

      9 years ago

      I am considering going into a new business venture and the investor has asked me to approach our current landlord and see if he will do a bond annuity for the lease with 5% interest. What exactly does this mean? (we had a business at the location, closed it and someone wants to hire me back into a...

    • EZine Articles- questions?
      20

      EZine Articles- questions?

      9 years ago

      Does anyone here write articles for EZine? I've noticed they seem to get good Google ranking- I wonder what the secret is?Just wonderin..........(BTW- I've missed all my hubber friends here- August has been a month from H$$L for me, I can't wait to get back to hubbing again!)

    • Dzone ban on Hubpages
      5

      Dzone ban on Hubpages

      10 years ago

      I just signed up for Dzone, which I heard was a great social bookmarking site. Looks like Hubs are banned over there. I tried to post my skunk hub and it wouldn't let me- due to  "spammy and irrelevant" posts from HubPages.Bummer. Some bad apples ruin it for the rest of us I guess.

    • My Hub on my Dog Getting Sprayed by a Skunk- Best Hub!! Lol!!
      9

      My Hub on my Dog Getting Sprayed by a Skunk- Best Hub!! Lol!!

      10 years ago

      Would would have thought? I kind of wrote the hub as a lark after Simon got sprayed by a skunk- and now it's my best performing hub- Go figure!!!I guess I need to write more hubs about funny pet stories or something!(I think I hit the jackpot on key words on it- even though it's on second page of...

    • I want an honest opinion on my new profile picture
      33

      I want an honest opinion on my new profile picture

      10 years ago

      OK, I'm not fishing for any compliments here but I changed my profile pic. I really liked the one I had which I think looked more professional but due to the fact that I am going through a midlife crisis. I changed the pic to what I think is a newer, hopefully (haha) younger looking version of me...

    • Good success with Stumbleupon
      2

      Good success with Stumbleupon

      10 years ago

      My crow and the kitten hub has had steady traffic with Stumblupon for a couple weeks- this is the fist time that a hub of mine hasn't just been a "hit and run" there- has anyone else seen this happen with one of their hubs? I don't have analytics to see if I'm getting any clicks from...

    • How long before Kontera is applied to Hubs
      5

      How long before Kontera is applied to Hubs

      10 years ago

      OK I'm a little slow on the boat since we've closed our business and coordinated a shotgun wedding last week, but I finally got approved by Kontera and have my publisher ID number under my affiliates setting, and have enabled Kontera on all my hubs, but am not seeing any changes yet. How long does...

    • I'm back- My son got married!!!
      21

      I'm back- My son got married!!!

      10 years ago

      I've been away from HubPages for a couple weeks- so much going on. Took my youngest son up to Reno to get married last week (last minute thing....lol...)Now I need a vacation from my vacation, and maybe I'll do a hub about shotgun weddings in Reno!!!It's good to be back- I've missed hubbing!!

    • Looking at Googles cached pages
      2

      Looking at Googles cached pages

      10 years ago

      Yesterday when I was browsing around to see where my hubs stood on Google- I decided to look at the cached pages- and I didn't realize that I could see all the key words that google had crawled and used in there ranking determination- very useful information!I also found out that every time the key...

    • I guess this is how and article gets popular
      7

      I guess this is how and article gets popular

      10 years ago

      I looked at my hub fasting from the internet and it was up to 95 this morning, with more views than normal. I followed the traffic and found someone had wrote an article about internet addiction and linked my hub to it, at a place called "Truemors". So that's really cool- it's the first...

    • My hub was penalized- What now?
      4

      My hub was penalized- What now?

      10 years ago

      I just saw my emergency survival kit hub go from the 80's down to 40- I didn't see any flag on it- it just dropped. After going back into it I realized that the checklist information that I had put in there from a gov. site actually had 4 of the same links in it- and including the one I put in made...

    • One of my hub scores just plummeted???
      15

      One of my hub scores just plummeted???

      10 years ago

      My emergency survival kit hub score just sank like over 30 points to 41! Whahttttt!!!!!!!!Maybe it was because I had copied some government info on basic supplies to include? I took it all out and everything else is original so I'll see what happens........This is is the first time this has ever...

    • The Hub Scoring system is freaking out
      3

      The Hub Scoring system is freaking out

      10 years ago

      I was just looking at the best hubbers and I noticed the numbers are not appearing in order- there are 97's before 99's- etc.Something tweaky happening and just thought I'd let you know.

    • Could we have a gardening thread?
      3

      Could we have a gardening thread?

      10 years ago

      Under the other topics I don't see a place for gardening and I know there are alot of gardeners here at HubPages. I'd rather hang out here and talk about my plants than somewhere else.I think it would be a good idea. Gardeners united!

    • Idea for a Writers Co-op
      6

      Idea for a Writers Co-op

      10 years ago

      I've been thinking (uh-oh) about my writing here at the Hubpages. I have realized that I love to write, and that this is what I want to do to earn an income. Now, I have also come to realize that there is ALOT to learn about SEO, websites, traffic, blah blah blah.OK, so for me, it's about the...

    • Blogatiser not accepting my hub url
      3

      Blogatiser not accepting my hub url

      10 years ago

      I can't get my hub to post at Blogatiser- for the last few days. I posted at the forum there but no one has answered. Is anyone else having this problem too?

    • Wow I'm floating around at 99
      19

      Wow I'm floating around at 99

      10 years ago

      I just about fell out last night when I saw 99 on my profile rating, and it's back again.. This is so exciting!! What is this about this rating addiction anyway? (seriously though it's a great boost to my self esteem- which I needed right now)Whoopppeee!!!!!!!!!

    • Roach killer google ad under Bush's picture on my hub
      8

      Roach killer google ad under Bush's picture on my hub

      10 years ago

      I'm sorry but the irony of it all- what the heck does roach killer have to do with my impeachment hub on Bush? I just looked at the hub and there is a huge roach killler GOOGLE ad right under Bush's picture...ROTFL................

    • I would like advice on doing a product review
      5

      I would like advice on doing a product review

      10 years ago

      I'd like to step out of my comfort zone and try writing a product review- I want to experiment with my traffic and capsules- something targeted.Does anyone have any suggestions about writing product reviews- and what topics are good to write about?Thanks!

    • Are more or less tags better?
      39

      Are more or less tags better?

      10 years ago

      I seem to have an awful lot of tags for my hubs- most of them are phrases that I "intuitively" tagged my hubs with ( I'll find out how "right" I was in the 30 day challenge I guess)It is usually better to have more or less tags and what are the drawbacks to having too many or...

    • I have made enough to take someone to Starbucks......
      14

      I have made enough to take someone to Starbucks......

      10 years ago

      Who's it going to be?(this is of course when I get my first check from Adsense!)

    • Do unpublished hubs pull your score down?
      16

      Do unpublished hubs pull your score down?

      10 years ago

      I know I've seen this asked before but I'm being a tard on the answer to this- Does having low scoring unpublished hubs bring your overall score down?I have 5 lingering hubs that I just can't quite get myself to finish yet-At the time I started them I was all gung ho and now I can't seem to get the...

    • Does using the google toolbar improve your hubpage ratings and rank?
      41

      Does using the google toolbar improve your hubpage ratings and rank?

      10 years ago

      I have been using Avant Browser because I like the tabbed browsing. But something just occurred to me- does running the google toolbar help improve your hubpages ranking higher?Just wonderin.........

    • How do I put a slideshow on my hub?
      3

      How do I put a slideshow on my hub?

      10 years ago

      I'm being a tard- I could have sworn I put a slide show on one of my hubs- but I can't remember how I did it.I scanned over 200 pictures of my window art and am doing a hub on the lost art of window painting, and I'd like to put a small slideshow on the hub-How can I do this?Thanks!

    • hehehehe...sexy hub has more views than my other hubs
      33

      hehehehe...sexy hub has more views than my other hubs

      10 years ago

      Too funny- my sexy hubbers hub has more views than my other hubs...now I know for sure that sexy does sell....I guess I know what I should be writing about from now on...sexy cats, sexy dogs, sexy???And part 2 of sexy hubbers, that's for sure.This has been great great fun!

    • A suggestion about printing out your hubs
      10

      A suggestion about printing out your hubs

      10 years ago

      I just wanted to make a suggestion to those that are working on making writing their career (even if you just do it for pleasure this is a good idea) -a good thing to do is to print out your hubs and put them in a  binder. I am in the process of doing this now.It's good to have hard copies of...

    • Official casting call for all SEXY HOT CAT PICS
      18

      Official casting call for all SEXY HOT CAT PICS

      10 years ago

      So I've already recieved about 10 pictures of some pretty smoking hot cats-  even one with a plastic doll (I'm NOT going to try to explain that one...lol!!!) but you know this will be tastefully done- so with that in mind send on your furbabies sexiest poses.

    • Would like fellow writers input on a
      14

      Would like fellow writers input on a "window painting" name

      10 years ago

      Since I am at a crossroads with my life (career wise) while I earnestly work on my writing career ( writing is what I'm going to do for the future- no doubts for me anymore on it)I have to come up with an alternative income stream while I go through this writers learning curve (SEO and blah blah...

    • Caling on all SEXY HOT HUBBERS..hehehehehe.......
      96

      Caling on all SEXY HOT HUBBERS..hehehehehe.......

      10 years ago

      I'm doing a parody/satire hub- I've already got the text. I just need the input of my fellow friends and hubbers to send me thier hot pics (full dress please...lol !!!!) Funny pictures welcome ( DJ I know you could have fun with this one!!!)(Hey hubbers are hot too!.........)Why should just the...

    • Need advice on creating signature and adding hub to emails
      2

      Need advice on creating signature and adding hub to emails

      10 years ago

      I would  like to know if anyone else out there is using a custom signature on your emails when you send them out? And the best program to do this with? I tried a couple and they are not working out very well-what I want to do is add a nice signature to my emails, that looks handwritten, then...

    • Wow! My conspiracy hub is #1 on Google page- first place!!!
      3

      Wow! My conspiracy hub is #1 on Google page- first place!!!

      10 years ago

      Wow I'm shocked- the only thing I could think of is because I posted back to GLP and had lots of traffic from there the last few days- so when I just googled "conspiracy sites on the internet" it was first! I just about fell out!And I also made sure this time that I used the exact wording...

    • Whoo hoo- my conspiracy hub is number 1 hot hub right now!
      11

      Whoo hoo- my conspiracy hub is number 1 hot hub right now!

      10 years ago

      I'm really really excited right now, my score went to 98 and my conspiracy hub is number 1 on hot hubs!! That's the highest score I've had here at HubPages!Whoo hoo!Conpiracies go mainstream!Seriously, this is really validating for me, it really encourages me and I'm really happy right now!

    • Question about adding adsense video
      7

      Question about adding adsense video

      10 years ago

      Ok, I finally ventured into the Google YouTube adsense program. I set up a player for my gardening hubs but when I try to copy and paste the embed code adsense gave me it would not work in the hub- so I just copy and pasted the youtube video straight from my youtube but I'm pretty sure it doesn't...

    • How to use a Hubpage banner
      10

      How to use a Hubpage banner

      10 years ago

      Ok, I don't think I did this right- I tried to put a HubPage banner on my Yuwie- I copied the code and then added a unique tracker url- but it's sending me right into my account from my Yuwie.Can someone please help?(BTW- cool that we can add a HubPages banner- don't know why I didn't do this...

    • I need advice about setting up a website please
      55

      I need advice about setting up a website please

      9 years ago

      I want to set up a couple websites, and am wondering the best and easiest way to set them up would be- I've got one that I set up through Yahoo, but I haven't really done anything with it.Any suggestions from my fellow hubbers?Thanks!

    • I would like my fellow hubbers input please about signs
      7

      I would like my fellow hubbers input please about signs

      10 years ago

      I am going to make some RTA (ready to apply) vinyl lettering for the back windshield of my explorer with my hubpages profile page url ( my partner and I own a sign business so I can do this myself) but I am wondering if my fellow hubbers could give me some ideas of what you would put on your...

    • I have a question about the education tag
      2

      I have a question about the education tag

      10 years ago

      What would fall under the education tag? I have some how-to's and advice hubs that I have tagged with education but would that be correct? Or would education be more for school and teachers type articles? I just wasn't quite sure on this one........Just wonderin.....

    • Using what we know best when writing
      1

      Using what we know best when writing

      10 years ago

      I've been here 2 months, and I've got to say I really really enjoy writing here at HubPages. I think the real clincher for me here is that I can make my hubs into real articles, complete with pictures, and relevant EBay and Amazon capsules, and links to help back up the hub.A big observation for...

    • How to use hub filters?
      7

      How to use hub filters?

      10 years ago

      When I am in my account and have the option to use filters- what is that for? And how do I use them?Thanks!

    • Is it bad to change your title?
      4

      Is it bad to change your title?

      10 years ago

      I've realized after publishing hubs that there was a better title I could have used- so I know you can't change the original title for the url, but if you change the title underneath at a later date- does that make it harder for search engines to pick up? Or does it matter?I've noticed my traffic...

    • I'm an Expert Now!
      8

      I'm an Expert Now!

      10 years ago

      So does this mean I get a raise ?I knew it was worth staying up till 2 am tweaking my hubs...lol....

    • I have a question about Key Words
      23

      I have a question about Key Words

      10 years ago

      When you have a hub that touches on several things, is it better to focus on fewer key tags- or use them all?Does having too many key tags hurt you as far as getting googled?I've just gone back in and deleted some of mine that didn't really seem as relevant now that I looked at them again.It's...

    • I have a silly question? (well maybe not so silly!)
      3

      I have a silly question? (well maybe not so silly!)

      10 years ago

      Is it HubPages or Hub Pages ?I see it written both ways............wondering what google or other search engines pick up on.............

    • Clicking on other hubbers google ads.......
      91

      Clicking on other hubbers google ads.......

      8 years ago

      Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...

    • I have a question about saving a page
      5

      I have a question about saving a page

      10 years ago

      I am doing a hub on spellchecking, and I am trying to use one of my paragraphs with spelling mistakes as an example of how the little red squiggle shows under a word when the word is spelled wrong, I copy and pasted a portion into a new text capsule, withe red squiggles, but when I save it it...

    • Questions about Adsense Programs
      11

      Questions about Adsense Programs

      10 years ago

      I subscribed to one of those "Make Money With Adsense Emailers" and I have to say I've got some interesting marketing emails from them about making up to 2-3,000 a day.Is this pie in the sky stuff?Or do you think some of these people might really have good tips and tricks for using...

    • I have a question about what to charge for writing
      24

      I have a question about what to charge for writing

      10 years ago

      I'm in a career transition now, hopefully about to sell our business, and have been approached by a couple companies about writing content for their sites. Has anyone else here got experience on web writing and what to charge?I think what I will do since there is obviously a market for this is to...

    • Whoo hoo- just posted our business for sale!
      9

      Whoo hoo- just posted our business for sale!

      10 years ago

      I hope it sells quickly, my husband and I need a break!(and then I'll have more time to write which is what I want to do in my "next" career anyway!Out of the rat race and into something less stressful..........Wheeewwwwww............

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