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Hubpages Interviews - Final Edition

Updated on August 18, 2013

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This is the final chapter of Hubpages Interviews ending this series on a good note where me and a fellow hubber previously worked together interviewing hubbers on their experience to give the community a better understanding on who they are. With their permission we are posting these interviews hoping you have a better feel of your community :)

Interview with ChristinS:

Hi Christin thank you for taking this interview..

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What are the main reasons why you write on hubpages?

I have a few reasons. First and foremost I love to share information, especially information I feel can help others. I focus on niches I am passionate about and knowledgeable in. My other reason is of course to have a great place to showcase my work to potential clients. I work as a fulltime freelance writer and directing prospective clients to my hubs is a great way to showcase my talents in one location. Another reason of course is the ability to read, share and communicate with other writers on HubPages. There is a great community there and most people are very supportive.


Do you consider yourself a success or a top hubber?

I do consider my hubs to be successful yes. They have brought me a lot of clients and I have received many comments on them. My favorite thing in the world is when I get a comment from a reader that says my hub helped them somehow. I think there is always room for improvement of course, so I would never say I am a “top” anything, because then I might get lazy and quit working to improve.


What is Christin like in the real world?

I am a pretty laid back person. I am very introverted and most people consider me a bit odd and quirky, but I totally don’t mind! I have a love of all things Halloween. I love ghost stories, mysteries and anything unusual, unexplained or otherwise perplexing. I spend a lot of time outdoors and love hiking, camping, and gardening.


Are you married or do you have children?

Yes, I have the best hubby in the world and two awesome boys that just had birthdays. My oldest is 14 and my little guy just turned 5 and is excited to grow up, leave us and go to Kindergarten this year.


How long do you think you will be writing for hubpages for?

For as long as I continue to enjoy it and for as long as it is lucrative and possible for me to do so.


Do you have anything to say to the community?

I love the HubPages community and I think HP has a lot of diverse personalities and writers that make it very unique and special over other writing sites. I know that there have been a lot of “growing pains” with a lot of the changes occurring lately, but I hope people stick it out and that HP bounces back and reaches new heights.


Thanks for taking this, looking forward to hearing back from you :). -PoeticPhilosophy Thank you It was fun.

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A special thanks to ChristinS for taking this interview. She is extremely nice and sincere and was actually one of the first people to follow me here on hubpages. She is so kind that she took the patience to review one of my hubs and edit it giving me pointers on what I could do better, (I'm stubborn so I'm warming up to the idea hehe) an awesome person who I hope you all follow and get to know, you can find her here,

-ChristinS

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Interview with Mhatter99:


What made you start here on hubpages and what made you pursue it?


I was lead to Hubpages by Leslie Silverman. You may know her as ImKarn23. While I’m at it, let me put in a plug for her web page: http://imkarn23.blogspot.ca.


If you could tell the community 1 thing about yourself what would it be?


Martin Kloess, a man with an unbelievable life.


Because I see you have a high-amount of hubs I must ask, how did you manage to rack up that amount!?


That is nothing. I use to write a lot more. I have over 4,000 pieces on line since Feb. 10, 2010.


Since Dec. 2010 there is little else I can do. I cannot even watch television (too much stimuli for me). I have had to make various cutbacks as my use of my body got poorer. I use to write for 5 sites before coming to Hubpages. Now I only write for Hubpages and Allvoices. Each day I publish 1 poem, 1 limerick, 1 haiku or tanka (my haiku are not on Hubpages). With my email, Facebook, and twitter (plus trying to get my books out), this takes me about 14 hours a day.


Is writing poetry your passion?


Sorry, writing poetry is not my passion. My wife, of course, comes first. Then was my charity work. I was always big on charity, but in 1994 the freemasons lit my charity fire. My fortes were the public schools, the Shiners’ Children’s Hospital (in Sacremento), the Union City Retirement Home, the Masonic Youth and Toys For Tots. I my limericks, I make fun of women going after a man’s money. In reality, if you bumped into me at some party I was going to get your money or your time. I had to give these up as I can no longer make personal appearances.


Then there comes poetry, right? Wrong! Writing “news” article was much more profitable and less work. I focused on the unusual, hoping others would not pick up on the same story. My best article, on Valeria Lukyanova, got over 42,000 views (and is still growing). But I had to give up writing “news” as my focus got poorer.


The sad reality is poetry is all I can now write in a reasonable time frame. But to end this on a happy note: In high school and college my poetry was so good that the same poem which won me the heart of girls (note the “s”) got me an A in English class.


If you were to say something to the community of hubpages what would it be?


As I mentioned, I wrote for other sites. In my opinion Hubpages has the most friendly, helpful and supportive community of them all. I don’t know how much longer I can stay here, but I appreciate the time we shared. Hubpages offers writers a strong foundation, not to mention the friendships.


People have asked why I don’t reply to comments. Typing is getting harder for me. I use the 2.5 hours (approx.) I spend on Hubpages to read articles an leave some brief comments.


If I may add one more point: I would like to thank PoeticPhilosophy and Ben Blackwell for this interview and their interest.

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A special thanks to Mhatter99 for taking this interview, I was very intrigued with his answers and felt like doing a follow up interview to get more out of him. Mhatter is a nice man who always leaves comments on others hubs and whips up some great poems, all the best to him. You can reach him here,

-Mhatter99


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This was a great series that I enjoyed doing, it's fun to get to know other hubbers and involve them in a cool experience. I want to thank each and everyone of them for participating in this because it helps them and the community for the better :).

This was originally a series that I had done with another hubber but for unknown reasons he decided to go his separate way. Originally I had come to him asking if he wanted to do this with me and he wanted to so we shared this experience and it was a fun run.

This will be the last edition but who knows, in the future it could pick up again if people want more of it and contact me for an interview :), but for now it's going to rest and I hope you's enjoyed the interviews that were displayed, all the best.

-PoeticPhilosophy


Also see: Hubpages Interviews - First Edition

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this interview and your interest in me. I will try to get some more views,

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      PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for participating Mhatter :)

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      Girish puri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great to learn more about our writer community, thank you so much.

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      PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for reading girish :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Great interviews and I have been following Mhatter or Mh, as I love to call him, and have learned a lot more of him here in your wonderful interview.

      Thanks for the introduction to ChristinS.

      I am sorry for not getting back with you on the interview, and I see this is your last, but life has been very hectic here of late for me and I am trying to get caught up with things here.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Hugs and blessings, Faith Reaper

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      PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

      Yeah it's ok, we all go through things. Thank you for liking and sharing all the best! :)

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for the interesting hub and for introducing me to ChristinS and telling me more about Mhatter!

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      PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for commenting and liking. Hey your from B.C. that's cool, I grew up there.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A great interview and thanks for sharing poeticphilosophy..

      Eddy.

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      PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Eddy! :)

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