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3 Year Anniversary at HubPages: From There to Here

Updated on August 17, 2015
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Robertatalloni means creativity. Whether in writing or in more typical art forms artistry (and a bit of fun) must be part of the work.

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Celebrating 3 Years with HubPages!


Thinking about how I got to this point helps me make forward plans as I take another look at the various aspects of writing at HubPages. These milestones are a great chance to frame a strategy from the perspective of reflection and write a hub to share a bit of our journey with other writers.

Three years ago I had no idea if I could write for HubPages. The adventure began with a good bit of trepidation for I did not know what many of the words about writing on the web meant. Defining them did not always help for I didn't know what many of the words in the definitions meant!

The only thing I confidently knew was that I wanted to write and I wanted to write better. This journey continues to allow me to grow as a writer and I also get to broaden my knowledge on several other topics of interest.

Happy Anniversary to me! My 3rd is an occasion to celebrate--thanks for joining me!


Coming from Nowhere to Here on HubPages


Perseverance with all those initial definitions and with experimental use of the site allowed me to begin writing hubs, but I often found myself bogged down with mystifying questions about how to accomplish certain tasks. Besides the then mysterious HubPages Learning Center, other hubbers were kind enough to share information and little by little I was surprised and encouraged by what I learned to do.

I've decided and undecided to expand my reach by promoting my brand more times than I can count. (Why, I feel positively expanded by just using the words "promoting my brand" with knowledge of what I mean when I write them!) My problem is making time to learn to do it, but this time I'm determined that if life throws me no new curve balls my next year on HubPages will get me there.


What I'm Doing Right Now and Some Future Plans


Besides continuing to write various new hubs while working on all the projects that I eventually want to write hubs on, I'm updating old posts. The recipe hubs are a top priority. Switching to the now not-so-new recipe format is important, but I did not make the time to go back into old hubs and do it. I finally had to decide to start getting them done in spite of time issues.

Learning to make the most use of any critical notices that pop up in my account is interesting work. Though I don't understand everything, I appreciate that there are systems that alert me to certain needs a particular hub may have. I expect to learn a lot through the process, though I will likely be hitting the unpublish button on a few.

Celebrating a 3rd Anniversary!
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Soon, I need to go back to the hubs intended to be a series and rework them. I plan to start with my denim skirt handbag series. Life was crazy when I was trying to write the last one and I could not go back and learn the best way to post a series. To be honest, I had a pity-party about it--may I blame at least some of the reaction on the craziness of life at the time?

Well, I'm long over that so I want to rework that entire hub and have a fresh beginning with those projects. I've seen a few hubs and at least one forum with helpful information on how to write a series, and perhaps something in the Learning Center about it. That elusive companion called time will have to be dealt with, but I am hoping that by the middle of next year I'll be going strong on that new beginning with those hubs.

I'm thinking, too, that I need to increase the number of topics I follow and be a little more involved with the different aspects of HP. The real plus to doing so is that I learn so much when I read other's work. The problem with that is the temptation to get sidetracked on something new!

Oh, by the way, here's a real question. At the top of my feed a blue worded notification might say "at least 14 new stories are available (click to read)" but when I click the notification only 1 or maybe none comes up. Do you know what my problem is? (Don't be funny--I know that's a loaded question!)


Goals for Continuing Work on HubPages


Setting longterm goals is helpful as long as we don't beat ourselves up if we do not meet them. I still have an ongoing goal of posting 350 hubs. The fact that I may or may not make that goal is not going to keep me from looking forward to what the next year will hold.

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On this anniversary my main overall goal is to take the time to learn what I simply do not understand regarding web writing so I can meet that 350 mark with a flourish. I then want to hone those skills while keeping in mind that I have to balance what I learn with the changes that come up as the web and HubPages continue their never-ending evolution.

Having patience when there are transitions, maintaining a willingness to continue learning even if I only make slow progress, and making better choices about topics are all a part of the big picture. Perseverance really is the key word to remember.

I've seen 100s on both hub scores and the hubber score, and recently I saw the biggest dip ever in those incidental markers. Misery loves company, they say, but I'm not truly glad that others have experienced the same. Those drops can make us feel incendiary, but we watch them anyway, don't we?

Then there's money. To tell the truth, I never expected to make dollars writing, and when the first cents showed up I was truly surprised. If it weren't for my husband I might not yet be signed up with the financial stuff and such the right way.

However, I'm to the point where I want to learn what I need to know in order to make a real income. It's not going to be easy to focus on that aspect of things, though, because I just want to write. Old story, yes?

It will be a neat day when I feel like I can apply for the apprenticeship program at a time that I can get the most benefit from it. That HubPages option is at the top of my wish list and I intend to explore that opportunity in the not too distant future. My anniversary hub that year will be great one!

So much to write, so little time, but times have changed! Now, it's more like so much to write, but so much to learn! I guess it's best to remember that the process helps keep us sharp, agreed?


Our 3rd Anniversary!
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Favorite Hubs from My Profile Page


I don't think it's a stretch to think that hubbers have most and least favorites from their own work. Surely I am not alone in wishing I had done better work on some of my posts and I can't be the only one with as-yet-unfulfilled plans to go back and take care of those that are lacking qualities they should have had before now.

By the same token, I think we all have those special few hubs that we are especially pleased with, hubs from our own Profile Page that we thoroughly enjoyed writing or which we think turned out particularly well--whether anyone else likes them or not!

Even those are not above being fine tuned so I am keeping an eye out for any improvements I can make to them. Though too many of my early hubs were not well-done, one of my favorites continues to be my third hub. How's that for a coincidence on this anniversary?!

It is the one about having a southern heritage and I enjoyed writing that lighter piece after my first two posts. After I got my feet wet on those three I began experimenting on all sorts of topics, but it was a while before I started writing project or how-to hubs. I found those to be a lot of fun, but time consuming.

I also enjoyed writing a series of very short holiday stories and it turns out that the third one is among my favorites from that sub-group of hubs. It is about a modern farm couple, titled The Gift of a Lifetime. These are quick-to-read slice-of-life stories. Maybe you would like to take a look?

If you have come this far, thanks for sharing my 3rd anniversary with me! If you are a member of the HubPages writing community, happy writing to you. If you have not yet joined us, check out the community. You really can start benefiting from the experience of being part of this writer's site!



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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Lady_E:

      Thanks much, both for stopping in with your comment and for your kind greeting. :)

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Congratulations. Time certainly flies. I am glad you have enjoyed your time here and hope you continue to.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Benjamin Chege:

      Thank you for letting me know that this was helpful to you and for all your feedback.

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      Benjamin Chege 3 years ago

      Hi RTalloni. Happy to read all your experiences in hubpages. They will help me a lot in my journey to being an experienced hubber. Thank you for sharing your ups and down for the 3 years you have been a member and for inspiring us (new hubbers). Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      ologsinquito:

      Thanks much! Updating previous hubs is beneficial for more reasons than one, so though it's tedious, it's worth the trouble--when I get around to getting it done… :)

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your third anniversary here. I know what you mean about updating the oldest hubs. I'm in the process of doing that now as well.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Millionaire Tips:

      Belated or no, thanks for your greeting! Halfway through this year I'm still juggling the goals. Maybe one day I'll find that balance, or niche--or not. That's okay as long as I keep on learning, right? :)

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Happy belated anniversary! Sorry I missed the notice of this hub the first time around. It looks like you've got great plans to make your fourth anniversary an even better one. I wish you the best.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      pstraubie48:

      Thank you for letting me know that this milestone hub has been of some help to you--compliments don't get much better than that! :)

      The opportunity HP offers to write to our hearts content presents various other possibilities--the option of fine tuning our writing skills, a chance to learn and grow in the world of web writing, and interaction with a variety of writers. The journey rolls like waves for most, I think. The highs are great, the lows come and go. Though I would like to make writing my life, life requires balancing writing with everything else.

      Best to you as you approach your 2nd anniversary! Each one is a chance to reflect on what we've learned and make plans to use it in future writing projects. So appreciate your visit and your feedback here.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Getting inside of the head of another writer is helpful. Reading your words has made me pause and consider in what direction I wish to head. I will only be celebrating my 2nd anniversary this fall.

      It has been quite a journey. I always was 'told' I could write and write well but there was so much about this world of writing I did not know that I have felt like a fledgling as I have made this first part of my trek.

      thanks for sharing.....

      Shared :) ps

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      LongTimeMother :

      Or miss a chance to enjoy it! :)

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      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      Too true. We should never underestimate the importance of fun! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      LongTimeMother:

      Thanks bunches! Milestone/anniversary hubs are fun to write, partly because you get to hear from so many delightful people. :) They also give you a chance to review what you've learned or experienced at HP, and maybe have a little fun with it.

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      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      Happy 3 1/2 year anniversary, RTalloni. Not far to year 4 now. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Jamie Brock :

      Thank you for your heartwarming greeting! The crafting hubs are fun stuff and I'm learning about making videos for online use. For instance, I see that I need to speed them up, but the actual time does not seem to translate until they are posted. Looking forward to more of your work! :)

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Oh Geez... sorry I'm so late! Congrats on your 3 year anniversary.. I'm so glad that I have met you here :) I love all of your crafting hubs and I am quite impressed your videos as well.. you are so very creative! Happy 3 years and wishing you many more :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      CountryCityWoman:

      Thanks much for you visit and input here. :)

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      CountryCityWoman 4 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      Congratulations RTalloni! Hub pages has proven itself time and time again. I'm going to stay!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Victoria Lynn:

      Thanks bunches, both for reading and for letting me hear from you. :) One day I'll know what I really need to know about writing online, in the meantime I mostly plan on enjoying writing, enjoying the people, and enjoying learning.

      Call me a dummy, but I keep hoping that one day I really will see 14 new hubs pop up when I click on that little blue line… :)

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Happy anniversary! I bet it's amazing how time flies. I know it is for me, closing in on a year and a half. Thanks for sharing your insights and goals.

      I never noticed that there really aren't as "new stories" that the blue print says there is at the top of the feed. LOL!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      sgbrown:

      Thanks for your kind congrats. You've put it well, "...things are always changing and you have to re-learn from time to time." I'll just keep trying to keep up… :)

      Enjoying the time spent writing, reading, and learning at HP is a huge factor in being patient through the changes, don't you think?

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Congratulations on three years here on HP! I am in a little over 1 year and still learning so much! I guess things are always changing and you have to re-learn from time to time. You have done a wonderful job and I hope to accomplish as much as you have some day! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      maheshpatwal:

      Thanks kindly for your congratulations!

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      Congratulations for being completing the three years in hubpages...a great achievement indeed.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625 :

      There's rather more to writing for the web than I realized when I began, but I plan to keep trying to learn it all. Sometimes I feel like "so much to learn, so little brains" is my real motto!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yes I agree. I've learned so much :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      Thanks kindly for the congrats and wishes! Writing for HP is worth it for the varied education a member can get, don't you think? :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary! Time sure does fly, I'm coming up on 2 years soon. I'm still learning something new and I enjoy meeting new writers who join HP. You've done well and I'm wishing you another successful hubbing year. Heck I wish you many more not just one! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      mary615:

      "…the more I learn…" What's not to love about that? :)

      Thanks so much for your visit and feedback!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Wow! I'm here about a year and a half: hope I make it as long as you have. Congrats! The longer I'm here, the more I learn. HP is an ever changing challenge, but I love it.

      Voted this UP, and keep up the great work.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      phdast7:

      Thanks bunches for your comments!

      Time consuming, yes (when I work on it), but more than that, it's a helpful exercise for me.

      So appreciate your visit!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Three years and 193 Hubs. What an accomplishment. It was very interesting and informative to read about your journey. And I am impressed by your dedication to improving and updating some of your hubs. I know that must be very time-consuming. I wish you all the best on your many ongoing projects and hubs and your Fourth Year at HubPages. Blessings! ~~Theresa

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      thougtforce:

      Thanks kindly for your congrats and comments. The HP journey includes meeting people from all over the world, making participation extra-special!

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      Christina Lornemark 4 years ago from Sweden

      Congratulations on 3 years! It is such an accomplishment and as you say it is a constant learning journey. You have achieved so much during these years and I look forward to more years to come! Interesting to read about your plans and your experience here,

      Tina

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      rajan jolly:

      Thanks very much for your congrats--so appreciate that you added your input here.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      lindacee:

      Thanks bunches for stopping by and adding your generous comments to this 3rd anniversary hub!

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

      Congratulations! HubPages is a continual learning experience -- that's one of the reasons I love it so much. You're a valued member of our community. Best of luck with your future Hub plans! :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Congratulations, RT. Very interesting to learn about your future plans and it is indeed wonderful learning about your experiences along the way. I've always enjoyed your recipe and how to hubs. Here's wishing you the best for hitting the 350 mark by your 4th anniversary.

      Votes up and awesome.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Letitialicious:

      Successful is a funny word… :) I'm continuing to learn, and that's a good thing. Thanks bunches for your visit and feedback!!

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      Letitialicious 4 years ago from Paris via San Diego

      Congratulations! That's quite an achievement, and obviously, you've been very successful at it. You're an inspiration.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      pstraubie48:

      That twenty-twenty hindsight would come in handy when we really need it, don't you think? So much to learn… :)

      Thanks very much for stopping in and letting me hear from you!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Happy anniversary to you a bit late. Awesome, three years...I hope to still be writing on HP when I reach the 3 year mark but lots of things are happening that may keep me from doing so.

      You shared what is happening now and what you plan for the future. Planning is a good thing and hind sight is always twenty twenty, isn't it? You mentioned you had some issues when publishing your denim series. I think we all do. I do not have but two of those and mine are not how to but I have spent more time on them than much of my other writings. Each time I go back and revisit I feel they become better.

      And I liked your words that you knew you wanted to write and that you wanted to write better. Me, too. Writing has been a calling, a passion, since early early on in my life. So I know that I must....write.

      Sending Angels your way, Rtalloni as you continue on in your writing endeavors. :) ps

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      prasetio30:

      Thanks kindly for stopping by with your comment!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Congratulations for you. I am glad to hear this from you. I also love writing on HubPages as the best site. Success for you. Cheers...Prasetio

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Derdriu:

      Thanks much for your congrats!

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      Derdriu 4 years ago

      Roberta, Congratulations on anniversary #3!

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing your reflections on the past and aspirations for the future, Derdriu

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      krbalram:

      Thanks very much for stopping in and letting me hear from you.

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      rahul 4 years ago from Bangalore

      completing 3 years in hubpages is big acheivement.I am new in hubpages and likes to learn a lot from you.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Victoria Lynn:

      Thanks very much for your congrats. HP is a CLOO for me--a continual learning opportunity organization. :)

      Thanks too for letting me know you like our cat's photo. She is such a dear. I could spend quite a lot of time just writing about her.

      Hubbie Awards? Thank you, but I'll have to go look that up…more to learn about!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I enjoyed your hub! I can relate so well re: going back to revise earlier hubs. There is always so much to learn!!! Congrats on three years.

      I like your profile pic, by the way. I think I voted for it in the Hubbie Awards earlier in the year. I always liked it. :-)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Eiddwen:

      Thanks very much for your congratulations on this 3rd anniversary. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      moonlake:

      Thanks bunches for your congrats!

      If we keep going forward step-by-step we'll get everything done we are supposed to get done--hopefully! :-)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Congratulations and here's to the next three.

      Have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Congratulations on 3 years. I'm like you hubs waiting but hard to get at it with so much going on around here.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      missolive:

      Agreed! I'm glad that I (so far) have not run into that mysterious-to-me malady called writer's block. Writer's inadequacy I'm familiar with, but wondering what to write about seems impossible!

      Thanks so much for following my work. I already have a new recipe hub ready to go but I so want to get the others updated before I post it. There are these projects I'm finishing, though, and some book reviews, and whoa…the holidays are tomorrow! ;)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Well, time is certainly measuring the framing around my eyes. :)

      I also have plenty of hubs waiting in the wings and an equivalent amount needing tweaking. We've got a great support team here and I'm glad to be one of your followers. Besides, your recipe hubs have a knack for making me hungry. Let's keep the clock ticking, I kind of never want to be done. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      missolive:

      Thanks bunches for your kind response to this anniversary hub! Currently, I am working on improving my recipe hubs and updating them with the recipe capsules, but I have so many hubs waiting in the wings…time measures us though, yes? :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations! This is a wonderful accomplishment and something you should be proud of. I have always viewed you as a supportive and talented hubber. Thank you for sharing your experiences, observations and advice. Continued best wishes here and beyond. Keep em' coming! Marisa

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Nell Rose:

      Thanks for the well done and the wishes for future work--repairs and otherwise. :)

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Congrats on 3 years! I do know what you mean about some of our hubs being our favorites, and others, well I know I need to go back and do something with them! lol! its just a learning process, so well done, and heres to the next 3!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Pamela99:

      Yes, the journey continues. 3 years of learning experiences and here we are, headed to the future. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Glimmer Twin Fan:

      Thanks much for stopping by with your kind congrats!

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Congratulations on your 3 years! I thought you were one of the people that had been here about the same amount of time as I. So many from that time are gone and on the other hand there are many new Hubbers. It sounds like you have a good future plan, so as you said, the journey continues.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      AliciaC:

      Thanks much for celebrating with me by stopping in and leaving your comment! :) Hubbing is an interesting journey on every level, isn't it?!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Awesome hub and very inspiring! Love that you are thinking ahead too. Congrats on your 3 years at hubpages!

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Congratulations on your three year anniversary, RTalloni, and thank you for sharing your thoughts and plans. Good luck with your fourth year at HubPages! I recently reached my two year anniversary. Creating hubs has been a very interesting process!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      tebo:

      Thank you for stopping by and letting me hear from you on this post--I appreciate your congrats! There are many aspects to being part of the HubPages community and one thing I failed to mention is that we can learn a lot about ourselves in the process. Knowing when we need a break or when we need to step back and do some learning as opposed to when we should be writing can be very helpful.

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      tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Congratulations on your three year anniversary. I think I have been here for over two years now, but have not done a lot of writing lately. Just getting back into it. Like you I need to take time to learn more. It has been great reading about your ongoing progress.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      teaches12345:

      Thanks bunches. :) It's always fun to have a celebration and everyone's comments have been so kind!

      You are doing a great job with your hubs. You've come farther than I did in the same amount of time, and you variety of topics is always interesting and well done. You continue? I expect so! :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Congratulations! Three years is a goal to shout about when reaching. I am just completing my first year at the end of this month. You have given me hope and inspiration to continue.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Greensleeves Hubs:

      Thanks very much!

      Success is measured by more than one means and you do a very nice job with hubs. Perseverance on the technical stuff and such is a different ball game for those of us with much to learn!

      Again, thanks for your good wishes with work on this site and for your feedback on this hub.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 4 years ago from Essex, UK

      Congrats on your third anniversary. I can certainly relate to some of what you say - I'm nearing the end of my second year and I still understand far too little of the terminology to do with website publishing, and how to make the most of the potential audience out there. A lot of dedication and perseverence is required if one is to make a success out of Internet writing, so anyone who achieves that success certainly deserves it.

      Articles about hubbers' learning curves are always of interest to other hubbers for the shared experiences which so many can identify with. So all the best to any hubber who tries to learn, improve and contribute something of interest, and all the best to you for the next 12 months. Alun.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      healthylife2:

      Indexed in Google…I better look that up again. :)

      Thanks much for stopping by and sharing this anniversary!

      Have been working on improving old hubs…oy vey! I reworked a recipe hub this morning and all I can think is that I must have gotten distracted and saved the wrong version of a previous update. Part of me wants to say, "Why didn't somebody tell me???", but the mature part of me says, "It's my responsibility to make sure the hub is not badly written." :)

      Do enjoy the process, friend, for in a sense that's the most important thing!

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Congratulations! I feel so much better knowing that when you started out you weren't familiar with all the terminology since you are one of the hubbers that I learn from. This is my first time writing online and it took me a while to learn that the goal is to get indexed in google and there is still so much I have to learn. Thanks for sharing your journey so far. It helps many of us learn to be patient and enjoy the process.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      DzyMsLizzy:

      Thanks much from across the continent! :)

      Yes, I'll be sticking with HP at this point because I'm continuing to learn so much. In just the last couple of days I've seen new-to-me info and I've seen more familiar info that for some reason clicked into their place in my brain this time.

      Also, I've lived long enough to know that with many situations, patience to let them run their course so things can be sorted out right often wins the day. Whether that will be the case with all the changes here I don't know for sure, but generally, I don't see why not if I work at learning what I need to know.

      Thank you for your very kind congrats! I'm sorry you don't feel like celebrating your milestone, but I wish you the best, as well. I'll take a look at e-books soon.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Congratulations on 3 years. I, myself just reached the same milestone the other day. However, instead of writing a Hub about it, I'm weighing whether it's even worth staying...given all the changes that have been made negatively affecting the writers here.

      I'm taking a serious look into moving to e-books instead. If I do "leave," I probably won't delete my account; just let it go inactive, and see what happens over time. Maybe articles will 'mature,' maybe it will all fall apart. I lack a crystal ball.

      You have obviously decided to stay, and I wish you all the best. I've always enjoyed your articles.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Michele Travis:

      Thanks so much for coming by and leaving your greeting!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is wonderful. You write very good hubs, and I am so happy for you. Congratulations!!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      kashmir56:

      So appreciate hearing from you! :)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Send big congrats to you on your three year here on HubPages ! AWESOME !

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Julie DeNeen:

      Thanks for coming by with your comment!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Thundermama:

      Thanks bunches for coming by and letting me hear from you re this anniversary hub. HP is a continual learning process--more so for some us than others but that's okay, little by little I'm making forward steps. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      lrc7815:

      Thanks so much for your congrats!

      Your hub on hub housecleaning is going to keep me busy for a while! :)

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 4 years ago from Clinton CT

      I love these hubs...I almost always read them all. Thanks for updating us!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      bdegiulio:

      Thanks much--so much to learn, indeed. I just read a hub on hub house cleaning from lrc7815 that was good stuff for those with some posts under our belt.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Kris Heeter:

      Thanks vey much for your congrats! Maybe we'll get to read something about your journey soon? :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      billybuc :

      Thanks kindly. An anniversary hub can be an interesting piece to work on for several reasons. The HP community is supportive of its own and it really shows on this type of hub.

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      Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations! Your story is inspiring. As someone who is only a few months into her Hub journey I found many pearls of wisdom here. Here's to many more years of writing.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Congratulations on 3 years! From the sound of your plans, you will be here successfully for years to come. Best of luck! I look forward to more great writing from you.

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Congratulations. Three years is quite a milestone. I hope to someday celebrate the same anniversary although I have a ways to go. So much to learn. Congrats again and keep the hubs coming. Bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations on 3 years my friend! I am closing in on one year and it's been an awesome ride!

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      Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

      Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! That's fantastic! I'm quickly approaching my one year anniversary - just about two weeks away. I had no idea on what to expect when I joined or if I would really stick with it, but have found it to be a fun and rewarding experience!