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One Year on HubPages
June 2009, I joined HubPages. Not new to me, since some online friends were Hubbers. Feeling overloaded with my other online activities, I would turn down invitations to join.
Then Hubber, bgamall (Gary) asked me to join at the time I was working on becoming a Giant Squid on Squidoo. Cut off date was the end of June. I had to have 50 premium lenses (articles) and in good standing to become a Giant Squid. (50 articles may not sound like much to most Hubbers, but it is on Squidoo.) I had no time for HubPages.
After declining Gary’s offer to join, I thought it would end there. But Gary was persistent. He told me of one Hubber who made $400 one month off Adsense. I realize that this isn’t the norm, but it got me thinking. It doesn’t hurt to join.
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The Writing Begins
Wrote my first Hub June 17, 2009. Chicken Teriyaki. Followed by the wait on who would read this Hub. Six people for the month of June, with bgamall’s comment in there too.
Three weeks later after making Giant Squid. It was time to write another Hub. Stuffed Bell Peppers brought in thirteen people who commented for that month. More than double!!!
Obviously traffic was something I needed to find. Too bad I hadn’t joined HubNuggets. This would have been a tremendous boost in traffic, a larger fan base and even some fun.
Type in sandyspider or sandyspiderbite and one would see that I am crawling all over the internet. Not to mention, there are a few other names out there that I have used. Finding time for HubPages was sporadic.
On March 2010, I joined Health Awareness Month and the 30 day challenge. Prior to this challenge, I had 94 followers and 13 hubs. It has grown since.
Still not understanding the scoring system on HubPages; (as of this writing) my personal score peaked at 89. My highest scoring hub Setting up a Blog on RedGage peaked to 94.
My lowest scoring hub is 'St. Patrick's Day T-shirts', at one time scored in the 80s, now is 56. Even my "health" hubs that had all reached in the 80s, many are in the 60s. Does this mean people keep voting them down? How do they lose points?
I have been told that it is the outside traffic that counts and don’t worry about the Hub score. But without a high enough Hub score, where can one be found on Google?
Not knowing the exact day that I had joined HubPages this has been sitting waiting to be published. I do know now that I had joined June 6, 2009. After peaking out the first week in June 2010 at 89 and the time of publishing this hub it is now 83. I have come to terms that I will be forever stuck in the 80s.
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More Questions to Ponder
How to get featured on HubPages?
How can some Hubbers be forever at a perfect 100 Hub score and mine is constantly changing?
Does commenting and rating other Hubs bring up my score?
What is the best way to promote my Hubs?
When it rains cats and dogs, do they really fall from the sky?
Can I lose weight sitting on my butt all day?
Is there such a thing as internet ADHD?
Various Subjects Produced in One Year on HubPages
- Chinese Chicken Breast with Garlic
Ingredients for chicken: 4 boneless, skinned chicken breast halves 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1 Tablespoon white grape juice 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 1/2 thinly sliced green or red pepper 1 egg...
- High Price of Ink and Saving with BigCrumbs
Watching TV, a comedian was saying that he just bought a new printer for $46 and then paid $76 for the ink. I found this amusing and ironic since I was expecting two shipments of ink cartridges anytime soon....
- Starting a Zazzle Shop
Searching through your photographs you find a photo of Aunt Harriet proudly holding her overgrown Zucchini. Her birthday is coming up. She already has everything and she is so hard to please. How can she...
- Do We Need Mousepads?
Mousepads come in a wide variety of styles. Finding one padded just right for your little mouse to rest on and nicely padded for your wrist too. Zazzle offers custom mousepads. Find these on...
- Fockers Meet the Parents
Enter the "circle of trust" with the cringe-worthy comedy of MEET THE PARENTS and MEET THE FOCKERS. And the real star of the show, Mr. Jinx. Gaylord M. Focker, known as Greg, a Jewish male nurse wants...
- Setting Up a Blog on RedGage
Before setting up a blog on RedGage, do you know what this site is? If you dont know, here is the lowdown. RedGage is a bookmarking, social website that pays you for the content you have already created....
- Health Awareness and 30 Hubs
Eat fruits and vegetables for better health.Citrus Fruit Postcard by Sandyspider Being healthy starts off with what we eat. Plenty of fruits and vegetables in our diets is always a good choice. Click on the...
- Rhyme and Reason
Back in the day before my daughter was born, (she is in college now) I wrote a series of short stories for magazines, greeting cards and entered myself in a few poetry contest. None of this made me a...