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Movie Master on HubPages: Her 25 Hub Appraisal

Updated on September 9, 2012
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APPRAISER: I am going to be honest with you, Movie Master. Looking at your credentials, if you’d have been initially interviewed for the role of “Movie Master on HubPages” as a full time job then you probably would have failed.

But, since you are on a temporary contract and have now published a total of 25 hubs, it’s time for your first appraisal. Let’s take a look at your HubPages experience so far. Now, just remind me - what were your academic qualifications exactly?

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MOVIE MASTER: Er, None.

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APPRAISER: Ah yes I remember now. You have no written qualifications, but what practical writing experience do you have?

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MOVIE MASTER: Well, I always wrote the family birthday cards, I write the order confirmation emails to our customers and the grandchildren always say I write a brilliant treasure hunt.

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APPRAISER: OK, there are some signs of creativity then. Based on that, you signed up as a bit of an unknown.

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There were some uncertainties as to the reaction of other HubPages members. It was not known whether you would join in the fun community spirit, or provide a worthwhile contribution to the HubPages Community.

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MOVIE MASTER: I believe I rose to the challenge!

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APPRAISER: Well, I see your 1st hub Photo Restoration: Scanning & Restoring Old Photos at Home was a HubNugget winner!

Congratulations on that achievement, where did you get the idea for this hub from?

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MOVIE MASTER: As I had never written anything before, I decided to play it safe and write about something I knew about and loved, which is restoring old photographs. Because I was comfortable with the subject it was a little easier than I’d expected and so I really enjoyed writing it.

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APPRAISER: I see that you received some comments on this hub.

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MOVIE MASTER: Dexter Yarborough made my first comment. I cannot even begin to describe how that felt, it was absolute elation! I had created something that somebody had read, enjoyed and complimented me on! For me, this was just the best feeling and totally unexpected!

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APPRAISER: So what happened next?

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MOVIE MASTER: I thought I would stick to playing it safe and again write about a subject I know something about, so I started writing about the other big love in my life – gardening. Also, I enjoy taking photographs and enjoy including my own photos in the hubs as well.

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APPRAISER: So by now you have written a few hubs, so how do you feel about the HubPages Community?

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MOVIE MASTER: What a special place this is. I am so happy that I should be allowed to write and publish my work. There was no test to qualify, no cost involved and no strict rules to adhere to. I was under no pressure to be ‘good enough’. There are no penalties for under-performing and so I had nothing to lose. In the Hubpages community, I can just be ‘me’ and enjoy myself.

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APPRAISER: Have you just written about the things you know and enjoy for example, old photos and gardening?

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MOVIE MASTER: This is perhaps the biggest surprise to me. I have found myself writing about other things, too. I am a private person by nature, and my personal feelings have always only been known by me. And yet I have poured out my heart here on Hubpages. I have shared how my heart aches when I say goodbye to my daughter, the heartbreak of seeing my dad after suffering so many strokes, and also the story of how I married my childhood sweetheart.

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APPRAISER: So now you have published 25 hubs and have 100 followers. What are your thoughts about reaching this milestone?

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MOVIE MASTER: I would sincerely like to thank all my new found friends here on HubPages...


"Fellow Hubbers: how I look forward to reading your hubs! I admire your work and I have laughed and cried at your words. I have learnt new things and been inspired. Thank you for visiting me and reading my creations, you have all given me something I value so much.

As for following me….a huge thank you."


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APPRAISER: Congratulations, Movie Master!

You have proved yourself to be a loyal and committed member of HubPages. I do believe that “Movie Master on HubPages” is a name that we will hear around the HubPages Community for a long time to come!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much Docmo - I feel I have changed and grown so much since I wrote this hub, I never dreamt I would still be here over a year later having written over 100 hubs!

      Your support is much appreciated, thank you!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Just happened upon this and am marvelling at your wonderful creativity and self reflection. I think this is exactly what makes you successful, creative and sublime- the ability to look back at yourself and be objective about what you have achieved, awesome!

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting Peg, yes writing that first hub is so scary - but I will never forget the excitement of that first comment!!

      Thanks again, best wishes Lesley

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Movie Master, You have captured the essense of beginning a new life as a Hub Pages writer, from that first scary hub to the first wonderful comment that comes out of nowhere. To belong to a great group of people who encourage and uplift each other is a privilege. And as you said, no cost - no exam to take. I loved everything you wrote.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi James, I'm glad you enjoyed my appraisal!

      I wasn't going to let the 25 hub occasion get away without celebrating!

      Many thanks for dropping by and your comments.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I enjoyed this Hub. I look forward to reading more of your work as well. Congratulations on your fast start.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Clairepeek, glad you enjoyed the hub, I wasn't going to let 25 hubs go by without marking the occasion! never thought I could do it! and it's thanks to everyone like you dropping by and making comments thank you for your support.

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      Clairepeek 6 years ago

      Hello Movie Master!

      With such a name I had to have a lookit and I was not disappointed ^_^ That hub was great and fresh and I enjoyed it all very much.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi B. Malin, your comments made me smile and made my day, thank you so much!!!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      This was Truly a Fun Read, Movie Master...One after my own heart of writing. You certainly add your Creativity here on Hub Pages. So glad I'm following YOU!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Dex, in your profile you write that your mission is to inspire, support and encourage others, I would like to thank you for being so good at it!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi StayPos, thank you for your comments, I so value people reading and commenting it's what encourages me to have a go!!! I wasn't going to let my 25 hub occasion go by without celebrating with a fun hub!! many thanks.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Charlinex, thanks for dropping by and your comments, i had fun writing this! have a great weekend.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Cloverleaf, I always love to see you and thank you for being with me from the beginning and being so supportive!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Movie Master! What a great appraisal! I remember commenting on your first hub. You showed such expertise I just had to acknowledge your work. It is so kind of you to mention me.

      I look forward to your hubs and photos and can't wait to read number 50 and all in between! Congratulations!!

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      Charlinex 6 years ago

      Very smart idea! :)

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      StayPos 6 years ago from Florida, USA

      Movie Master,

      You've captured a terrific overview of your creativity and skill! It's an engaging and fun read :-)

      From the " appraisers " first comment about creditials to the last comment promising us more great hubs to come!

      Bravo!

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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Movie Master, what a fun appraisal! To think that you once underestimated your creative side so much.

      I have enjoyed reading each and every one of your hubs so far and am really looking forward to the 26th!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi mck, thank you so much for your kind words and for being so supportive.

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Well done. Your Hubs add so much to the tapestry of Hubpages.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi WillStarr, always nice to see you, thank you for your comments and thank you for all your support, it means a great deal to me, have a good weekend!

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great Hub! Voted up and everything!