Hubbers Who Have Inspired Me To Remain On HubPages
Being here for 4 years, it has been a honor to ride the roller coaster up and down. Changes have been implemented, Google sand boxed us, Panda tried to swallow us and then came Panda 3.3. I have seen the forums empty and watched the forums grow.
I was here when LarryFreeman created the description list. When they added the quiz, code, poll and tables it was an amazing moment when it went live.
I remember Kontera which was an earnings program. I believe it could have been beta, because a decision was made to eliminate the program altogether. There was a time when HP gave you choices on your tags and now you have to tag your hubs yourself.
I remember when we were bombarded with Bollywood pics and there wasn't anything on the hubs but pictures. When many writers' asked for change, our wonderful team listened. When they created Hub Hoppers many of us were anxious to see how it worked. It was a little quirky at first but HP ironed out the glitches and low and behold, we were hopping hubs.
Tabs were basic on HP at the beginning and so was the name that is written in the upper-left hand corner of our sub-domain. The 'add' tab did not exist in our hub capsules and our picture capsules would only go up, not left to right. When they implemented 'groups' in our hubs, some of us jumped on the band wagon and used it. The rest of us procrastinated and ended up with 'Orphan Hubs.' Thank goodness HP categorizes automatically or our page would have looked like a first grader posted all of our hubs on the profile page.
When Maddie Ruud and SimoneSmith were hired we celebrated with HP. The originator of the 30/30 challenge was Ryan Hupfer who moved on but left his challenge for all of us to enjoy. You can still find him hovering around HP. When HP ironed out the sub-categories of the threads and had to finally gives us rules, the first person banned on Hubpages thread was none other then Paul Deeds father, RalphDeeds. I believe all of us were in shock when that happened; but on HP there isn't any favoritism. Jason Menayan rolled-out the new earnings plan, it was a relief for the majority who was anxious to actually get paid each month for the work.
Our site was one of the first sites to add the summary page and of course we were the only site with an algorithm system. Now there are sites that are copying the same system that HP implemented years ago. When Google put the gavel down on advertising guidelines all of us had to un-publish and edit our hubs. Being here for all of the changes has been a milestone for me.
So the question that was asked, " What hubbers have inspired you to remain on Hub-pages?"
The answer to that is, every writer who has followed me and weathered the storm. Each new writer that is excited to be here and looks forward to learning the craft of writing. And every writer who may no longer be with Hub-pages; but remembers where they began. I stay because it is a great site to be on and there is so much you can learn on Hub-Pages. There isn't any other site that is as transparent as the staff on Hub-Pages and I am looking forward to seeing how much more Hub-pages can achieve.
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