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Don't Miss Hub Camp

Updated on March 19, 2011

A snippet of what you get at HubCamp with Robin

HubCamp

I tried to think of an appropriate title for this hub. I just decided to say what I mean, and that's precisely what I mean, you should not miss Hub Camp. First I'd like to explain, if you're not a hubber, or a member of HubPages, you must JOIN HUBPAGES TODAY. Then once you've done that, familiarize yourself with the site. Next write, write, read, read, etc. After all is said, and done, when you see that the Hub Camp is coming anywhere near you, you must attend. As I give you my experience you'll understand why I advocate that you attend..

My Experience

First of all I was late, if you've read my hub, Why Am I Always Late, you know why. Because of my late arrival, I didn't get to meet all of my fellow attendees personally. As I arrived the workshop was already in session, so I jumped right in with my questions, and I was not disappointed. I'd like to tell you what I learned, but that would defeat the purpose of you attending when Hub Camp comes to your town. Just a teaser, I learned how to write a hub that would be more likely read in it's entirety, I also learned how to use Twitter better, to promote my hubs. SoHub Camp helps us better navigate the site.

I'd like to add, I met some pretty nice fellow hubbers. It was good to put a real face to some of the names that we've read throughout our HubPages experience.

Who I Met

Before I go any further I'd like give a little insight as to why I was so excited. In this day of the pretentious, self centered, self important wannabes. I met the exact opposite, the most humble, mild mannered, unpretentious, and whatever adjective you can imagine, young people. Just think, these people actually co-created this site, named the 50th largest Internet site in the world. If it sound like I'm gushing, well I am. I did not meet the creators of Yahoo, Google, or Facebook, but I met the creators of HubPages and to me that's an accomplishment that I only dream of. To be sure, these young people don't think of themselves like that, so let me bring it down a notch.

Let me tell you who I met. There was Paul Edmondson, a perfect example of a gentlemen. I would love to meet his parents, because they raised one fine young man. His knowledge was in the vernacular of today, "off the chain," but of course you'd expect nothing less, just looking at the site itself. And he held nothing back, he shared with us as much as we asked of him. Of course so much of it went over my head. No reflection on Paul, I did learn more than I would have by reading written instructions, because I don't understand written instructions as well as spoken ones.

Then there was Robin, Paul's wife. The respect she showed for her husband hearkened back to the days of old. She seemed to know as much as he did, but she deferred to him as he spoke. Now I hope I'm not setting women's lib back by making this statement, but I am from the old school, (I'm just saying). When I asked her how they came up with the idea, she said of her husband, among other things, "he's brilliant." Now to those of you from the old school, doesn't that just warm your heart. Okay gushing again, down girl. Robin, in her own right is in my opinion, brilliant.

Last but not least there was Jason Menayan, another nice young man. Jason was as engaging as Paul and Robin, however to be fair my attention was focused more on Robin and Paul. Sorry Jason!

I hope after reading this hub, they're not too embarrassed, but those are "my" feelings, and if you've read any of my hubs, you know that's what I do best, write what I feel.

Conclusion

Okay, all that said, so what is HubCamp? Simply put, it's a workshop that offers an education on all things "HubPages." So if you're anything like me, firsthand explanation is better than any written instructions you can get. Even if you know "all things HubPages," just being able to ask those perplexing questions that you might have had since you joined HubPages is very satisfying. For instance I now understand why our scores fluctuate. Paul said they built that into the program and it cannot be changed, of course he says it's something that they now regret. So you see what you can get from attending.

I'd like to add if these young people are examples of the caliber of the rest of the staff of HubPages, I would love to one day meet them all.

So, I say again, when HubCamp comes anywhere near you, you must not miss it.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Great, Heart Felt Book, glad you will be attending, I guarantee that you will enjoy it. Thanks for visiting, see you soon.

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      Cheri Taylor 6 years ago from New York, NY

      This is so cool. I signed up when I received an email on this Hub camp. I will be attending.. Love the video and see you there. Thanks

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you Treasuresofheaven for your encouraging comments. I agree this is a great site. Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. See you soon.

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Fastfreta, thank you for caring enough to give us first-hand information about HubCamp. I appreciate you not spilling all the beans.....leave us hanging in suspense is good. I do one day want to go to HubCamp. I also find it amazing that Paul write on HubPages -- check that out. This is a great site!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks camlo, maybe soon they'll come your way, and please do attend if they do come. Having first hand experience I can say, yes they are kind. Thanks camlo for stopping, see you soon.

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      Camlo De Ville 6 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Hi Fastfreta!

      I'd love to go to HubCamp, but being here in Cologne, Germany ... Anyway, if there were one near me, I'd certainly be there, especially now I've read your great Hub.

      I've recently had cause to contact the HubPages Team, and they really are very kind and helpful, as your Hub suggests.

      Good to see you again!

      All the best, Camlo

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you best hub pages, (I guess)????? LOL!

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      best hub pages 6 years ago from Washington, D.C. and Norway

      Coming a bit late? No worries as long as your questions steer things up and wake up those who came far too soon! :-)

      Keep it up in Atlanta!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you both Jason and Robin for stopping and reading. I'm amazed that so many had not heard of the camp. I hope that more will hear and attend, because as I said I truly enjoyed it and know they will too. See you both soon.

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      Robin Edmondson 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Somehow I missed this Hub until Jason pointed it out to me! Thank you for such the amazing accolades! The Hubcamp wouldn't have been the same without you there! It was so wonderful for us to meet all of the Hubbers face to face and hear their questions. Our community really is one of the best. Thanks for making it so! Happy Holidays! Robin

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      This is great, Freta, and I'm not offended at all that you were focused on Robin's and Paul's presentation! :)

      I'm glad you enjoyed HubCamp!!

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Micky Dee, see you later.

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Very nice! I liked the video too.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      It was cool, and I'm happy that I went. By the way they are coming to Atlanta in February 2011, so try to attend, I might visit my mother during that time and I'll attend again, if I do I hope to see you there. Thanks Veronica for stopping.

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      Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

      How cool! I read about Hub Camp in our weekly as well and I love your first hand experience. I hope it comes my way. Thank you for sharing.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Now there's where you're wrong Hello, hello, they're coming to the UK in 2011. Check out the information on HubCamp. I'm not sure where they will be, but you should be able to attend. Let me know if you do.

      Yes I did have a great time Linda, I hope you'll have the opportunity to attend. Thanks for stopping, hope to see you again soon.

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      lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

      fastfrets, sounds like you had a great time. I am glad you shared it with us and I hope we all have the success we need. Thanks so much.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      I think it will be just that little be too far for me hahaha

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Well, well, I'm happy to be the bearer of this news. I hope you all have a chance to attend.

      Thanks you two for stopping and leaving a comment.

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      denise mohan 6 years ago from California

      Never heard of the camp. you are on the ball. Like your style too, Freta.

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      loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Thanks for sharing this, I too did not know about Hub Camp... l will be looking into this.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Glad to hear that you are interested and hope you can attend when it comes near you. Thanks for stopping, see you soon.

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      Nellieanna Hay 6 years ago from TEXAS

      Sounds most interesting, Freta. Now I'm aware it exists! Thank you.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      I do hope you two will have a chance to attend. Thank you both for stopping.

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      lindacee 6 years ago from Arizona

      Good to know about HubCamp. Thanks!

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      benny Faye Douglass 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank freta, for such a profound hub. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Well, I am glad that I wrote about HubCamp. I hope now that it's out there more will attend. Thanks wilsontom for stopping see you soon.

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      wilsontom 6 years ago from new delhi

      Am also hearing about hub camp for first time, its quite interesting and at the same time little bit complected also.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      Interestingly Tom, meeting him I did not find him to be so. I felt completely comfortable with him. My suggestion is if there's an opportunity for you to meet him, please take it, I think you'd be pleasantly surprised.

      Alekhouse I first learned about HubCamp from reading the weekly, which I await each week with bated breath. And ever since I first heard I couldn't wait to attend.

      Thank you both for stopping by, take care and I'll see you soon.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 6 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Never heard of Hub Camp, Freta. Thanks for introducing me.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      It's funny Freta, by reading the hubs Paul does I find him to be an out of touch elitist, which may or may not be true but he sure comes off as that to this old schooler. Further more the childish way some hubbers are treated on here when you have to be 18 to use H.P. is just wrong. Just my opinion, for what it's worth. Peace!! Tom