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Congratulations to me! In under a year I have gotten 10 & 2.

Updated on May 11, 2013

I reckon I must of had some help from little angels.

Happiness is not a mat that lies on your doorstep.
Happiness is not a mat that lies on your doorstep. | Source

I am a happy hubber.

I, as I write am passing a ten thousand view mark and a two thousand comment mark. (I know billybuc does that daily) It is a big deal for me.Congratulations to me. The 10 and the two mean that I can do it, and from my very slow start mean I can do better and in another year try to make money here and more importantly have the credibility to be listened too by you.

To date I basically do not rely on SEO, Keyword, social networking or any linking or promotional type things. My website lays dormant and my blog is not moving at all. So I have reached this landmark in my writing just by actual intent oriented content.

From what I get --- most my traffic is hubbers. Not so good for revenue I suppose.

Oh do not get me wrong, if you type in Ericdierker into a google search, last count there were ten pages. And I did declare I would pronounce and establish that kind of presence. I do declare that also a vehicle.

But I have been travelling and living this whacko world since before most you readers had flown on a big jet airplane. So I knew one thing here. Shake hands with your neighbors and associate with experts in the area of study and work that you desire.

Here it took time just like anywhere else. Perhaps a little faster because we get to the heart of the matter and seldom just wave. My physical neighbors have taken 3 years to know. Here about 3 months. 200+ of them is overwhelming but they are not a needy lot. The pros stand out and adopt you or shun you.

Some things have no business being important

And so after all the friends have left .......

Those that are true stand by. Half those that do not have issues of their own, and the other half have issues with me. I never met a person I could not find something to like about, but I have met plenty where the issue was not reciprocal.

And so I sing a "happy birthday" to me. No one to celebrate with for it is all in my head.

Now about that head, it is a better place to be than it was a year ago. At least my insanity is shared with others and that is the first step to acceptance. I am afraid it is time to give back and commercialize. But I gave my self a year for that also.

So I will just keep adding content. Keep speaking my heart and slowly start to monetize. I kind of figure I owe it to others and to HP. I drive traffic and could drive a lot more. Maybe if I get good I can do some good.

At least we will carry on

I dare you to be happier than me, and stay out of the looney bin.
I dare you to be happier than me, and stay out of the looney bin. | Source


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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am a lucky man and I count you among my good luck.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Congrats and well done. I enjoy reading your Hubs, comments on my Hubs and answers you give on Q & A. It also shows your passion for writing. Wishing you continued success on Hubpages.

      The photo of your little boy is adorable. :-)

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I suggest you drop on by and look at Billy's hub this morning. Wow what numbers. And they all come from great content. (do not tell any one but about a third of those are from me -- I am more a fan than a participant)

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      Lurana Brown 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Congratulations and good for you! :-) Lurana

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think I will be ready for that in a bit. I am not quite ready to give up my Day job of writing, where they pay me for content and it only gets about 10 views. Although here is a fun one, I am writing some press releases for a publicly held corporation, the press release goes on a wire for investor types to read. I am told it lands in the hands of about 1 million. What a crazy world.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      Glad you are doing well Eric. If you want loads of traffic, be controversial. Be prepared for a lot of abuse though.

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      Cat 5 years ago from New York


      Aw, that's beautiful! I guess I'd be happy as a clam with you!

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you ChitrangadaSharan it is so nice to be welcome here. I must admit to a secondary motive for writing this hub. It really is not that great of a deal compared to real success here, but I thought maybe others who are small fish in this pond may be encouraged by it.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Bill, right on!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congratulations my friend. I think these milestones are important. As I have written often, being a writer means living in somewhat of a vacuum with very little in the way of these milestones help us see progress and realize that we are not always alone with our thoughts.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations Ericdierker, for your great achievements!

      Wish you all the best for your future ambitions. Keep up the good work as you are an asset to the HP community.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks buddy, if I did not write here I would still come around to read your great hubs!

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      MsDora, I do not know your exact status, but I know from you love, you have helped to mother many and made this place a better place by it ---- So though you must be younger than me ---- Happy Mother's day.

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      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cat, there is a song and one verse goes something like: ""If tomorrow all the things were gone

      I’d worked for all my life

      And I had to start again

      With just my children and my wife

      I’d thank my lucky stars

      To be livin' here today""

      Well I would just add "hubber friends" to that mix and be happy as a clam.

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      ologsinquito 5 years ago from USA

      HI Eric,

      Congratulations on this milestone.

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      Dora Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations, Eric. As you continue on, the numbers increase even faster. Your presence on HP is a blessing to me, and I'm sure to others. Let's keep the count going!

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      Cat 5 years ago from New York

      Well Happy Birthday and Congratulations... I'll be a monkey's uncle if you aren't a bit humble! :-) You've done well, very well, you're presence is known and from what I see, very much appreciated! (I'm with you on that hub traffic thing... I think I need to draw Google a map... I can do one for you if you'd like? :-)

      There's no "gettng good" you're already there, all we can do is try to be better!

      Congratulations on a job well done, my friend.



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