If Andy Rooney Was A Hub Writer
After Andy Rooney retired from the TV program "60 Minutes", it was never the same for me. I missed his offbeat humour. Then shortly after retiring he passed away.
As a HubPages contributor and Andy Rooney fan, I wondered what Andy would have thought of the HubPages experience... and so I imagined Andy's perspective and wrote the following.
I've only been a "Hubber" for a short time, but did you ever notice that some people comment like your story or poem is about you, the writer. Gee, don’t they know we just make stuff up? How boring would a story be if it was about us writers anyway, we lead pretty dull lives. I guess that’s because if we were actually traveling to all those interesting places, cooking all that interesting food, and having all those romances, we wouldn't have the time or energy to write. Oh... I know some of these Hubs are true or based on fact, so don’t leave a negative comment. I wouldn't approve it anyway.
Sometimes I “hop the hubs” and see the strangest things. It’s like the words do not make any sense. Like they were in a foreign language and someone put them through some sort of a translation program. Funny thing is even if the article had been translated correctly, it still wouldn't have been interesting or good. Sometimes it even looks like a code. I flag these for review and always imagine that the Hub Masters are out there catching terrorists. That would be nifty, wouldn't it?
I've gained some followers being here on the HubPages. Currently I’m only rated a 89, whatever that means, but my followers give me lots of encouragement. Some of them are Level 8 or 9 commentators so I’d have to assume they know what they are talking about when they say I’m a gifted writer. I don’t expect to make any money here. I don’t write for the money anymore. I figure, if you haven’t made it by the time you are 92, well you're just not going to make it.
I noticed that hubbers hang in groups, the good writers follow real good writers. Then there are those not so good writers that follow everybody hoping that if they leave good comments, they will get followed. I guess the more people that follow you the better because if they vote you up, your article gets to have a score of 100. Not all the articles with 100 are good and not all the articles with 50 are bad. I hate when that happens.
That said, I would have to say that the HubPages are fun to participate in. I found some great recipes, funny stories and romantic poems. I could spend a lot of time here and never really have to write anything. Maybe that’s a good thing