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John R Wilsdon (john000)

Joined 7 years ago from Superior, Arizona. Last activity 6 days ago.




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I feel fortunate to live in Arizona. The weather (even summer) is the best I have experienced. When traveling in the Navy I saw a lot of interesting places, but never had any doubt that Arizona would always be my home. After working for 25 years in Tucson, I moved to Superior (small mining town with wonderful people). The pace is slower and I am smack dab in the middle of the Copper Triangle and the attendant rock formations and high desert.

I enjoy writing informative articles, and have been extremely pleased with the way Hub Pages works. I have become an avid Hub reader and am impressed with all the talented people out there.

Since the idea of making a litte extra money in retirement is compelling, I have found many articles on SEO at HubPages valuable. I hope, as many others do, to be able to incorporate SEO ideas into my writing. Writing a well-structured article melded with a dash of search friendly concepts is the goal.

Recently I started a blog directory of webpages offering free plans for building your own gold prospecting equipment. Having built a number of tools myself, I decided others might like to save a little time and money by reading my blog notes and going to a variety of websites with a tremendous variety of how-to information. See my other writing at:


If you would like to become a part of the HubPages Community of writers and watch how dedicated staffs works (it's free), put this address in your browser http://hubpages.com/_2e0gpc46itpdd/user/new .

My wife and I enjoy short trips to the sites of Arizona. Visits to my two daughters (Tucson and Phoenix) are always a treat. They are without a doubt the most wonderful daughters a father could want to have. And now, drum roll, in February, 2010, I became a grandfather for the first time. My little granddaughter is opening up a whole new aspect of life to me. She rocks!

Post Script 09/26/2013: I now have a second granddaughter - one granddaughter per daughter. It's great to be a grandpa!

Post Script 07/19/2016: I now have a third grandchild, a boy. It's still great to be a grandpa!

Post Script 1/2017: I now have a fourth grandchild, a boy. It's still great to be a grandpa!

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      • I am a victim of thievery, my articles are being copied a lot. Help!

        I am a victim of thievery, my articles are being copied a lot. Help!

        5 years ago

        I love HubPages. It is the very first format that has allowed me to earn any money from my writing. Other sites used my writing to make money, but the reward was less than satisfying, as most of you may understand.Here...

      • Baby Boomers Taking Care of Elderly Parents

        Baby Boomers Taking Care of Elderly Parents

        5 years ago

        I put this here instead of writing a hub because I really wanted to know if there were folks out there experiencing what I have experienced.My father-in-law (and my deceased father) are both of the Greatest Generation....

      • Plagiarism


        5 years ago

        I was reading a forum post about using the Copyscape Plagiarism Checker. I put one of my article URLs in and out popped a bunch of articles using 61% and up of the words. Some articles are copied verbatum. I am noticing...

      • Fan Mail

        Fan Mail

        6 years ago

        I have some fan mail, but whether I press accept or deny I am told there is a problem and I may want to report it. What do I do now? thanks, John