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My personal interests are varied, from cooking and writing through to photography. I write about things that catch my interest, so while I have a core of interests, I also enjoy writing one off pieces about something that's come to the fore in my life from time to time.

I provide a freelance, professional content curation service, assisting small businesses in understanding their content curation needs for social media exposure.

I also provide unique hand-written content for small websites and businesses. 100% unique articles written to spec by a native British national, bringing a "typically British" flavour to the style.

I write "for fun" on Hubpages, getting more enjoyment from writing here than any of my personal sites! That might make me mad in the eyes of some, but for me it makes me happy!

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I am a qualified Prince2 Practitioner.

I spent a couple of years managing stock photography businesses.

I'm a published author of magazine articles on Internet marketing over the years.

I will write about anything that interests me, at the drop of a hat. I love the research, the information gathering, I love the compiling and sorting of data. The Internet, to me, is a wonderful world to live in!

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      3

      Hubpages "Link to this Page" + Affiliates/Trackers + New Domains

      23 months ago

      HiIt used to be simple: There was Hubpages and I could use a tracker to link to another page and earn a %age of ads impressions. Now there are new domains and it's not so clear.  Is the linking/tracker/affiliate %age share being phased out?e.g. I found something I'd like to share (through a...

    • Most Awesome Hub Ever!
      6

      Most Awesome Hub Ever!

      2 years ago

      Help .... I think I just wrote my most awesome hub ever.How do I handle either of the resulting outcomes? - nobody else ever reading it, nobody agreeing, it disappearing into nowhere? - the fame and fortune and the invites from national newspapers to write for them?I do hate that bit just after a...

    • Stats - The Unswallowable Pill?
      22

      Stats - The Unswallowable Pill?

      3 years ago

      I am too ashamed/embarrassed to give real figures, but I've just been away for a few days and logged on to check my stats.Figures have plummetted to 11% of what they have been for the past 30-40 months or so!!Is it me? Hubpages? Or stats reporting?*cries*

    • 255 Words in my Hub..... Er .... Enough?
      29

      255 Words in my Hub..... Er .... Enough?

      3 years ago

      I'd have laughed in the face of anybody posting this question.  Of course it's not enough.  You're idle, that's not good enough. No way.  Breaks the rules.  Dumb farquer - what ARE you thinking?  Go away and write more you moron.  All valid responses....? ...

    • 2,000,000 Views Today
      48

      2,000,000 Views Today

      3 years ago

      Well, not just today!  I wish.  But, today I will pass the 2,000,000 views milestone.  It took awhile - helped by some popular hubs and hindered by the one that wants a good kicking as it's only had 34 views in the last 3 years!Website traffic really is an 80/20 situation, with 20%...

    • Bubblews Has Big Issues
      43

      Bubblews Has Big Issues

      4 years ago

      It's not loaded for me for the last 2 hours - and that was after waiting 2 hours to post earlier this morning.Facebook's an  update free zone.Twitter's an update free zone.What a shambles of an 'organisation'Anybody got the CEO's home address?  I think we need to arrange a little chat...

    • A Small Authors Notes Section
      7

      A Small Authors Notes Section

      4 years ago

      It'd be handy if I had a small Notes section, where I could make notes about my hub.  e.g. I could note if/when I pinned it or shared it, so I know if I've done it before - or scribble down the keyword/phrase I was aiming the hub at.If I'm in a hurry, even scribble a note of a...

    • Moaning About Bubblews and Non Payment
      68

      Moaning About Bubblews and Non Payment

      4 years ago

      Hi I'm here to moan about Bubblews and non payment.  Bubblews have not paid me for legitimate payment requests spanning back 6 weeks or so.I am angry, I am bitter - and, as a writer, I am now writing First I wrote a fair article on Hubpages, but that's given me no joy ..... so I am here to...

    • Question About Referral Views/Stats
      6

      Question About Referral Views/Stats

      4 years ago

      If you've referred people and you go here: https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/trackers you see a list of your referrals.  On the right hand side is a column entitled "traffic to Hubs".  Does anybody know the answer to this question:As a referrer I get 10% of the impressions. ...

    • RESOLVED: Not Seeing Many Adsense Ads on Hubs
      6

      RESOLVED: Not Seeing Many Adsense Ads on Hubs

      4 years ago

      Just going a few of my, older, hubs and noticing no top right slot.  I know there's a 100 views threshold, but the one I am looking at right now has had over 60,000 views since it was published.  I noticed the same yesterday on another.It's annoying - any clues why?Nothing's changed on...

    • Seen Editor's Choice For the First Time
      12

      Seen Editor's Choice For the First Time

      4 years ago

      I logged in this morning and saw Editor's Choice for the first time, alongside one of my hubs.How come they don't pick the one you'd have liked yourself?  The one you think is best/better?It's a good, but bad, feeling all in one.Now I'll be interested to see if it makes one iota of difference...

    • Help - Using the Facebook Share Button
      6

      Help - Using the Facebook Share Button

      4 years ago

      I've got a Facebook page that I promote onto.  In Hubpages when I am looking at one of my hubs and want to share it o Facebook, the icon says I need to "switch" to my personal account (which I hate/don't use)Is there any way round that?  Is this the norm?Not got round to setting...

    • Ads Disabled on Innocuous Hub - Lost the Will to Care Any More
      19

      Ads Disabled on Innocuous Hub - Lost the Will to Care Any More

      4 years ago

      Just logged into my account to see a new symbol against one of my hubs. Looked it up "ads disabled".Looked at the Hub..... no reasonable reason why,.It's a nicely written Hub, completely innocuous.Lost the Will to care any more.  Just lost any/all enthusiasm for supporting the...

    • Suddenly Earning Nothing from eBay
      15

      Suddenly Earning Nothing from eBay

      4 years ago

      I've always earnt something from ebay, almost every day without fail.  It might only be $0.01, or I might be luckier.... but there was always a little something in the pot.I've got my account set to be direct with Adsense, but signed into the ebay earnings through Hubpages (but not the...

    • Just Checked Today's Adsense Account Stats
      3

      Just Checked Today's Adsense Account Stats

      4 years ago

      No idea where the discrepancy comes from, where my Hubpages stats shows 400 views, but Adsense account shows me 179 ..... but even so, I own what many would call a site that breaks all the rules.  I haven't updated it for ages (went through it in February, once).  No particular inbound...

    • 1035 words, one Amazon product in one module and there's a Style Tip
      3

      1035 words, one Amazon product in one module and there's a Style Tip

      4 years ago

      I just opened one of my hubs, of 1035 words, to be given the style advice of "Uh-oh! It looks like you have a large number of Amazon or eBay products grouped together. We recommend placing one relevant product next to the text where the product is mentioned."The hub has ONE Amazon...

    • Have You Seen My Goat?
      3

      Have You Seen My Goat?

      5 years ago

      Something's got my goat this morning .... I check Adsense many times a day.  Logged in an hour ago and there was a shiny new "click" worth about $4.  So, I took time out ... did the happy dance..... then, thought I'd just get a quick fix of joy and see it again .... logged in...

    • The Maps Suck.... I have a suggestion :)
      8

      The Maps Suck.... I have a suggestion :)

      5 years ago

      I've always found the maps visually clunky.  The map part itself isn't an issue, the problem comes once you've got (say) more than 1-2 items on the map.  I sometimes like to put lots of points on a map .... and often have to stop adding items as it hits the max limit of points.e.g....

    • CTR has Died
      20

      CTR has Died

      5 years ago

      Even though I am writing every day .... spending 6-10+ hours/day researching/writing, tweaking, checking .... (more like 15 hours...) my CTR has died.  (It's not just CTR, but click value too).CTR has dropped by 50% since March/April.Quite often, when I load my hubs, there are NO...

    • What 4 ingredients could you live on for a month - and what'd you make?
      16

      What 4 ingredients could you live on for a month - and what'd you make?

      5 years ago

      What 4 ingredients could you live on for a month - and what'd you make?If you could only buy 4 ingredients to live on for one month, what 4 ingredients would they be - and what could you cook with them?  You'd be able to buy unlimited quantities, but be limited to 4 ingredients.You can't...

    • Changing Profile
      3

      Changing Profile

      5 years ago

      I changed my profile wording, then a bit further down the screen you are asked "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile: Yes/No" .... and there's a "what are featured hubs" link beside that to check what that means.To be sure of what I was choosing, I clicked it - and it forwarded...

    • Current map capsule matches only on street addresses
      3

      Current map capsule matches only on street addresses

      5 years ago

      I've often experienced problems with how accurate the hubpages maps are - and I wondered if there are any tricks I am missing.I am in the UK and, for some hubs, it's appropriate to just put in a postcode.  The pin will appear in the centre of the postcode area and, sometimes that's good...

    • Author Score 100 Again ..... thought it was rigged :)
      35

      Author Score 100 Again ..... thought it was rigged :)

      5 years ago

      Just to say - I've an Author Score of 100 again at last.... it's been sitting at 99 for the last week or so, mocking me.So - I had to start this thread in case I fall asleep and wake up later to a 99 .... so I'll know it wasn't a dream Although, I did write a hub a couple of years back on how to...

    • Would You Mention Hubpages in a Job Application?
      5

      Would You Mention Hubpages in a Job Application?

      5 years ago

      If a job you were going to was writing-related, would you mention Hubpages in a job application or interview?If you've got 100+ featured hubs, do you think that's worth mentioning?If you've been Hub of the Day - worth a mention?Or does it just make you look peculiar?What do YOU think?

    • What made you sign up for Hubpages and write?
      11

      What made you sign up for Hubpages and write?

      4 years ago

      What made you sign up for Hubpages and write?What made you sign up for Hubpages and write?  What was your motivation to start and continue writing?  Many people will come to Hubpages on the basis that they have discovered they can write articles and use that as a platform to promote their...

    • Traffic Went Down .... which is sad
      54

      Traffic Went Down .... which is sad

      5 years ago

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    • People I Wished I'd Introduced to Hubpages
      6

      People I Wished I'd Introduced to Hubpages

      5 years ago

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    • 2,000,000 Views...
      23

      2,000,000 Views...

      5 years ago

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    • Easier to Promote People I Introduced
      13

      Easier to Promote People I Introduced

      5 years ago

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    • My First 100 Score Hub
      14

      My First 100 Score Hub

      7 years ago

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    • I've Just ...... turned off the Hubpages ad program ... shhhhh
      22

      I've Just ...... turned off the Hubpages ad program ... shhhhh

      7 years ago

      So, I expected a lot of the Hubpages ad program, but I think I'm disappointed -v- what I think I could get from Google.... so switching it off for 2-4 weeks to try to do some comparisons.Anybody else done that? Anybody got their stats?I think I've done the right thing, but I do hate making...

    • Bye bye substandard hub .... and thanks for all the cash ...
      6

      Bye bye substandard hub .... and thanks for all the cash ...

      7 years ago

      I just decided to 'abandon' one particular hub.  It was nothing special, just a random scribbling from another perspective.It sat there quietly doing..... well, quite frankly, not a lot.Then came the Hubpages quality overhaul - and it took a hammering.  I did try to amend it.  I...

    • Confused. Hubmobs, Contests... always lost.
      9

      Confused. Hubmobs, Contests... always lost.

      7 years ago

      I'm always confused by the hubmobs and contests.  I understand that they are different things.  There is hubmob, who all attack a given subject; there are contests, which run for a specific amount of time.  Sometimes the two run together, when a contest is run and the hubmobbers...

    • Just passed my 500,000 Views :)
      14

      Just passed my 500,000 Views :)

      7 years ago

      I just checked my stats, I knew it was close, but I just passed 500,000 views!Blimey .... That's a lot of people isn't it.  OK, not for some of you And one hub's responsible for 10% of that traffic - and I wrote that one in about 20 minutes flat after I spotted something and had no idea what...

    • Really Annoyed - Some Chuffing Thieves Have Ripped My Content...
      31

      Really Annoyed - Some Chuffing Thieves Have Ripped My Content...

      7 years ago

      Thank you hubpages for having a brilliant system that alerts me when some chuffing thieves rip off my content.  And for providing me with a copy/paste DMCA notice to send the thieving toerags.I've just got to find their contact details now, there's nothing on their site and nothing in who.is...

    • New Feature Suggestion
      2

      New Feature Suggestion

      7 years ago

      I'd like to be able to easily browse through my referrals' hubs, in order to promote them.A handy new feature would be to be able to view your referrals' hubs easily.And a "search" feature would be perfect.  So I could search through my referrals' hubs to find a relevant one to link...

    • 2 Hours on a New Hub .... wrong account :)
      5

      2 Hours on a New Hub .... wrong account :)

      7 years ago

      Ok, so I am trying to write a bunch of stuff and keep it in one account.... thing is, I just reached the half way point and realised it's in this account. Doh!!Now, I'd like the unique url I created.... so I wondered: If I delete my hub under this name and quickly/instantly create the hub in my...

    • Google Analytics and 2 Hub Accounts
      3

      Google Analytics and 2 Hub Accounts

      7 years ago

      I've just started a 2nd hub account, to keep one particular set of stuff completely separate from the rest as it's a special pet project of mine.I have GA on my hubpages account - and I've inserted the GA code into my affiliate settings in the profile.For the 2nd account, should I/can I re-use that...

    • Promotional Hubs Query - Saying You'll Link for Cash
      11

      Promotional Hubs Query - Saying You'll Link for Cash

      7 years ago

      I've sat on this question for a few hours now, not really knowing how to word it.... but the question's festering away, so I'll ask it anyway.This morning, while reading people's hubs, I found one person had stated in his hub that companies were using comments to get their company an inbound link...

    • Rude or Mad Comments You've Received
      38

      Rude or Mad Comments You've Received

      8 years ago

      I just logged in and checked my comments ... lovely, 4 comments ... so started to read them.I had to laugh at this one.  It said:"you all don"t know what you are talking about. This supposed to be fun and good. But every body is trying to rack up money and I am trying to confirm my...

    • Stats Not Updating
      3

      Stats Not Updating

      8 years ago

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    • New Feature Idea
      1

      New Feature Idea

      8 years ago

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    • Thumbnail Images Against My Hubs
      4

      Thumbnail Images Against My Hubs

      8 years ago

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    • Copyright Theft, DMCA ...
      11

      Copyright Theft, DMCA ...

      8 years ago

      I've just had my first copyright notice come up in my hubs listings.  Somebody without an original thought in their brain has copied one of my hubs to fill a section of their site.  They've then topped/tailed it with a short paragraph of their own stuff.So, I'll spend the rest of today...

    • Why Are Some Hub RSS Feeds Not Working on my Hub?
      3

      Why Are Some Hub RSS Feeds Not Working on my Hub?

      8 years ago

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    • My 15 minutes of fame
      15

      My 15 minutes of fame

      8 years ago

      I just spotted I was a featured author. I have no idea how long it lasts, but I was gobsmacked.  All I've done is write some hubs about stuff I love, join the 30 day challenge, reply to comments.It's great, but I am humbled!

    • I Saw a Hubpages Traffic Chart The Other Day - Where Did I See It?
      4

      I Saw a Hubpages Traffic Chart The Other Day - Where Did I See It?

      8 years ago

      The other day when I was logged on, I saw a traffic chart, a graph, showing how my traffic had increased over time.I have no idea where I saw th is and am unable to find it again.Can anybody please let me know where to find it.Thank you.

    • To Colour or Not to Colour ebay and Amazon Modules
      3

      To Colour or Not to Colour ebay and Amazon Modules

      8 years ago

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    • What Stats Figure Would You Monitor on Hubpages - and why?
      15

      What Stats Figure Would You Monitor on Hubpages - and why?

      8 years ago

      Thre's a stack of stats that you can monitor in hubpages, but do you have a liking for any particular one?Which are you most interested in - and why?1] Traffic viewed through the hubpages statistics page?2] Adsense Page CTR?2] Adsense Page eCPM4] Average amount earnt per hub in a month?5] Total...

    • Definition for: This hub may be considered commercial
      3

      Definition for: This hub may be considered commercial

      9 years ago

      Hello, When I publish a hub this question is asked.  I always untick the box as my postings are all just hints, tips and opinions or advice and information.  However, can you please link me directly to the definition and explanation of this term so I am aware of its implications.When I...

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