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One Hundred Hubs, mounting pennies, and a root-beer
This is a tribute Hub to the milestone of publishing 100 Hubs. This is really 103, but I had to move on. ©LillyGrillzit all rights reserved. March 2, 2011. Upon first publication this Hub was cited as a violation since it had the word Beer in it. I took all of the beer out, but now I have something suitable for a 5 year old. Whootie woo. Update July 4, 2012. I am still here, the numbers are still climbing. Not enough to do it full time, Yet. I am closer than ever. I have only written about 16 Hubs since this 100th Hub. I had to walk a simple path, that did not include internet or a working computer. I am glad I chose to stay.
Getting photos is a way to get better visitation to your Hubs. We all like pictures with our wordsClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Golden Hundredth Hub...
The hundredth Hub to be published is a milestone that I am proud to have accomplished. Getting to 100 published Hubs, was thanks to the HubPages Community . The HubPages Staff and Elite do an amazing job. Every week, the Hub Nugget Nominations are prepared. They are so well laid out, using the same tools that all Hubbers have access to. The Hub Elite, and Staff continue to publish high quality content, while running the HubShip.
In July, I was standing at a crossroads. Thankfully a Google ad recommended HubPages. How do we forget we are writers? How, do we forget to breathe? Humans need deep breaths of oxygen for optimum system function. Breathing is important, writing is as important, as breathing.
There are so many Hubbers who are very special to me, and have helped me discover publishing in 2010. These same Hubbers were ready and eager to help me, and other Newbies. At the same time, they continued to publish massive amounts of material of their own.
It is worrisome to attempt to consider only 100 Hubbers to thank, or only 100 Hubs to mention, that have influenced me. Hubs and Hubbers have changed my view on Love , taught me some GREAT recipes, how to treat my appliances, pillows for sleeping comfort, how to make a sheath for a knife, have clear skin on my back, vacation spots for years, recent history of other Countries, customs and traditions of other Nations, what the tool is called that makes the elegant designs in drywall paste. It is written over and over, tales of survival, and the knowledge that anyone, anywhere can survive anything, and it is okay to fart on HubPages. People can accomplish amazing things with very little.
Within the HubPages community, I have made new friends for life .
Reaching for the stars, beyond time and spaceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Google shocks Hubbers, rumors fly that Google rates HubPages low on quality content
Coming upon ones hundredth Hub is a milestone, that I precluded that there would be no way, I could not eventually have a passive income from publishing on HubPages. I am nearing my first payout on HubPages, and suddenly there is nothing but zeros. Page views, but -0- dollars and -0- cents.
Google Webmaster has been writing about this, and had a webinar on it today. It will go into the archives. The Hub Team Members have been writing about this, HubPages Paul Edmondson wrote an article about this, and sent e-mails to Hubbers. Techies and SEO'rs all over the web, have been sending out feelers about this for weeks.
Today, March 2, 2011, the Google forums are climbing with prior AdSense members having their accounts closed. Locked, Gone. Period. Many AdSense accounts are closed, and some Hubbers although not closed, are not longer getting paid for any page views.
After reading on the HubPages forums, and the encouraging words of those who have been around the world wide web for more than a decade, I am positive that HubPages will do just fine, this is a wake-up call to a Good Content Farm, like HubPages. Let's just Write on, and push the good quality content.
Fellow Hubbers, let us write like we have a score of English Teachers standing behind us rulers raised. Let us retain our High Quality standings.
HubPages and Google AdSense
Will come out on top, I am staying on, and continuing to write.
A Root beer cheer to everyone who has attained, or wants to attain 100 Hubs milestone - You go!
I want to send each one of you a cheers of root-beer, if you do not partake, put what you want in your stein and have one with us. To you HubPages and Hubbers! Cheers, thanks for having me to the party.