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My 400th Hub on HubPages - I Never Thought it would go so far

Updated on October 5, 2011
Japanese Garden, I love this spot and this is one of the many photos I have taken there.
Japanese Garden, I love this spot and this is one of the many photos I have taken there. | Source

400 Hubs on HubPages, really?

This is officially my 400th hub on Hubpages! Wow, I never would have guessed that I would write 400 hubs! Its been an interesting journey to say the least, and its all happened in 3+ years. While not all peachy, I am overall grateful for ever being invited to learn more about HubPages as a possibility of a site to join and be a part of.

I recall people saying the capsules would be quirky, that it took some getting used to. I liked how classy the site looked, and still does. I like the massive amounts of different topics covered. Let me share how I have grown a lot and benefited from the site.

I like how there are two ways to earn on the site, and how I have been personally stretched to write on some topics I may not have written on with the HubMob and the Contests. Its been fun to compete, for instance in the last several contests. Its fun to be encouraged to write and post on topics I may not have normally, and I learn a lot in the process. Gotta love that!

There are so many cool people on the site, and while I am not always here as much as I would like to be, I sure hope many of them are still here. As far as number of hubs, I know many have much more than me. I am just thinking back to my beginning here, and never would I have guessed I would have been here long enough or active enough to do 400 hubs.

I have come across some amazing writers, and photographers, poets, reviewers and cooks, and more during my time here. The topics I have been writing about often give me a sense of nostalgia and looking back to think of both good and hard times in life.

I love the sense of how writing our experiences and what we learn, long outlasts each of us personally in life. My kids and some of my family know about my hubs, though I tend to keep them low key. Who knows, maybe one day that will change.

What have been the topics of my hubs? Wow, well almost everything that I can think of almost. Everything from recipes to hobbies, to beliefs, to worldviews, to news stories and movie reviews. This is just touching on some of the topics!

I think anyone that might be considering HubPages as a site worth looking into, ought to try it out. You will be amazed at how quickly you get used to things around here. There are so many different kinds of people represented as well, that its just interesting to me.

One thing I hope for in the future, are changes to make HubPages even better, and having more time to read and "hop" around other's hubs. Thank you to the friends I have made, and to everyone else that ever commented on even one hub, or read one. I am so grateful to you all. Thank you Hubpages for the opportunity. I really appreciate it.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Calico, thank you very much! I really appreciate that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a great evening. :)

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      calico Stark 5 years ago from Earth for the time being

      Congratulations! To have written 400 hubs is a wonderful accomplishment!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Prairieprincess, thank you very much! :)

      PegCole, Thanks so much, and it is amazing how quickly they do build if you keep up with them. I am happy you stopped by and thankful for your comment!

      Doodlebugs, thank you very much, and a big congrats to you! 250 is awesome! I recall not even being able to fathom having that many. Keep up the good work :)

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      doodlebugs 6 years ago from Southwest

      That is a milestone to be proud of indeed. I'm on my way, just passed 250.

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      There needs to be a new button added for "Inspirational" or "Motivational" hubs and I would press them twice for this one. So hard to imagine with my few measly hubs that I will ever reach this number - 405 now, really. Congratulations to you and many more.

      Peg

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      Wow, four hundred hubs is truly amazing! That is a lot of writing and I applaud you. Hooray for you!

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      RedElf, thank you for that. That is a picture I took of one of my very favorite places, a Japanese Garden in the Botanical Gardens not too far away. I appreciate your comment about my photos, it means a lot to me. :)

      James, thank you very much! I am excited about it, and glad you stopped by. :)

      Thank you JT Walters. I really appreciate your kind words. I will try to keep going long as I can. I think its wonderful you hit 300, its amazing that we could ever hit so much but it happens!

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Yes that is qute a milestone. I am just about to hit 300 myself. Bravo and keep them coming.

      JT

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on your 400th Hub! That is a remarkable achievement. Bully for you!

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Wanted to say as well, how much I love your photos - this one in particular is so beautiful, so serene,

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Gmagoldie, thank you so much, and your idea sounds wonderful. I know I would love to do something like that!

      BKCreative, thank you very much, and I wish you the best as you keep on writing! So glad you stopped by.

      Dolores, thank you very very much!

      Red Elf, thank you so much, I appreciate your comment. :)

      Sid, I appreciate that very much!

      Trsmd, Thank you for your congrats, I am excited about it.

      SunnieDay, thank you so much. :)

      Blog8withJ, I am very grateful you stopped by and left the comment. :)

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      blog8withJ 6 years ago

      That's like a long journey. Here you are...400 hubs. Awesome!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Wow that is truly wonderfulll Congrats!

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      Trsmd 6 years ago from India

      congrats oceans'n'sunsets for reaching this milestone..

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      sidds123450 6 years ago

      Congratulations..!! That's a big achievement.

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      RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations! That is an awesome milestone!

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Congratulations! That's some dedication and a lot of work!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Wow! I am so inspired here today. I too have been here about 3 years and have nearly 200 hubs - and they are paying off. But why not 400 or 401 like you? I know what my goal is, starting this very week.

      Thanks a million! Rated up and Oh Yay!!!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      oceansunsets,

      Congratulations on 400 Hubs! Awesome! And your hubs are awesome too! I love Japanese gardens. I am dreaming of adding red dogwood trees to the backyard of my project house.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      TattooKitty, thank you, I appreciate it!

      Pinkish, thank you very much for your comment, and congratulations on your 50 hubs! That is how you get it done, from my experience anyway. I will try to keep it up, thank you again, and I hope you keep it up too. :)

      Jo, thanks so much! I am super busy myself but I don't see why not. Thanks for your visit and excitement. Wishing you the best! :)

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      TattooKitty 6 years ago from Hawaii

      Definitely a reason to celebrate...KUDOS! ;)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Biliph, thanks for that encouragement and your comment! 1000, would be a dream! Glad you stopped by. :)

      Missolive, thank you so much. That image is from one of my favorite places, a Japanese Garden at the Botanical gardens. I appreciate the comment.

      GmWilliams, thank you so much! I will try to do one thousand maybe one day lol. That would be exciting. I appreciate your comment. :)

      Marellen, aww, thank you very much, that means a lot. :)

      Nikipa, thank you so much, I appreciate your comment and visit. Wishing you the best in your writing!

      Anglnwu, thank you so much, and keep on writing and trudging along. Its what I did, and with writing, there is something to show for it. :) Wishing you the best.

      IntroduceCroatia, thank you, and my best wishes to you too. Glad you stopped by.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Hip hip Horray! wow! this is quite an accomplishment! As soon as I catch up on some rest, I want us to do an interview,please?? voted up! all the best. Jo

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      Ante Rajic 6 years ago from Croatia

      Nice hub and congratulations on your 400th one. Best Wishes :-)

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      Congratulations--you've done fabulously. This is encouraging for those of us who are still trudging along, wondering if we will ever get there. You did with lots of hard work.

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      nikipa 6 years ago from Eastern Europe

      Great job! You are a great inspiration for us! Congrats!

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      marellen 6 years ago

      WOW..400 hubs.....I'm coming up on my 100 soon and that seems impossible too. Great job and you should be very proud. Congrats.....

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Congratulations- I hope that you publish your 1000th hub. You are such a great writer.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 6 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment! Beautiful image by the way.

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      biliph 6 years ago from Philippines

      Congratulations on your 400th hub. Hope to read your 1000th very soon1 :)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Jerry, that is my experience too with views, and I think they just build up over time. It depends on how much you promote it perhaps. I always think that if I don't write any hubs, I for sure won't get any views. I truly hope to get more, and get back on a better search with google. Thanks for your comment.

      Ardie, the less I try to think of topics, the easier they almost seem to come. There is a world of possibilities of topics out there. Wishing you the best as you reach your 3 year mark and more.

      Chablis, thank you so very much. I hope to reach that 500 one day, we shall see! Glad you stopped by.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Happyboomernurse, the Ocean and Nature hubs are among my favorites and I will be writing more. Thank you so much for your comment. I am glad to always read your hubs that I have read. You are one of the great people here that I consider a friend and hope to always be reading more of your hubs in the future. Thank you! :)

      Netracer, thank you very much for stopping by, and you are doing great! That is more than I did in the beginning. One at a time, its amazing how it adds up. I wish you the best in the future. :)

      Thank you Softhard, I wish you the best in the future.

      Ahydz, thank you so much. :)

      Blagsmith, thats how it was for me too, and 400 sounded forever away. Thank you very much, wishing you the best.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      CWanamaker, thank you, and keep up the great work. Glad you stopped by.

      Davenmidtown, thanks so much. 50 hubs is a big deal to me too, I guess there is something about sticking with it and keeping on as you feel led to write more. :)

      KathyH, thank you for your comment, and yes you can do it too! Its a neat opportunity for sure. :)

      Grantsworld, thank you very much for the comment and visit. :)

      Tlmc, yes you will get there too...I very much recall being wowed by doing 60. It just keeps on adding up. You can do whatever you set out to do. :) I appreciate your comment very much and visit.

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      chablis345 6 years ago from Berkshire

      Congratulations on reaching your 400 and look forward to congratulating you again when you reach 500!

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      Sondra 6 years ago from Neverland

      Wow, that's very impressive! My three year mark is in November and I haven't even broken the 50 hubs barrier. How do you find what to write about? Great job!

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      JerryJupiter 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      An absolutely stunning achievement! Congratulations on the big 400! I'm only at 3... I have quite a ways to go before I approach such a number! I am very curious able the activitys on your hubs though, as if i'm lucky I might get 1 view a day :(

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      The Blagsmith 6 years ago from Britain

      Congratulations, I am currently running up to 50. A minor token compared to yours. Hats Off!

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      Ahydz 6 years ago from Philippines

      Congratulations for such an amazing wonderful achievement!

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      softhard 6 years ago from Kathmandu

      Huge Congratulations! Its a great achievement and inspirations for others as well. Best wishes for more.

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      netracer87 6 years ago

      Congratulations! 400 hubs in 3 years. It's just unbelievable! I joined 3 weeks ago and have written only 4 hubs. 400 hubs seems like climbing Mount Everest to me. But I guess I'm the tortoise type, who knows I may get there too one day. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow! Writing 400 hubs is quite an achievement- congratulations! I have always enjoyed your hubs and the wide range of topics you write on, particularly the ocean and nature hubs.

      Look forward to reading more.

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      tlmcgaa70 6 years ago from south dakota, usa

      totally impressed...congratulations! (lol, looks at my almost 60 with a sigh) maybe someday i will get there to :o)

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      Grant Handford 6 years ago from Canada

      Way to go on making it to 400 hubs.

      Cheers. G.

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Wow, congratulations, that is GREAT! :) I just went over 50 and can hardly believe that!! I can't imagine 400, or maybe I can? :) :) Keep up the great work! :)

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      David Stillwell 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      WOW! This is truly amazing-400 hubs. I thought getting to 50 would kill me and here you have gotten all the way to 400. This is very impressive. That is like publishing two novels. Way to go!

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      CWanamaker 6 years ago from Arizona

      Awesome! Congratulations on this achievement! It's hubs like this that inspire me to keep on writing. I was excited myself to reach 50, and now I can't wait to get to 100.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Barbara, I am sure you can! It sounds like a lot, but it was just one hub at a time. I wish you the best, and thank you for the comment.

      Arlene, thank you for your kind words, and I wish you the best in your writing endeavors! Glad you stopped by.

      Ursula, I recall thinking 100 was a lot and it is! Congratulations to you. Its all one hub at a time. Here is to wishing you the next 100 and many more.

      JT, Congrats on your 300, its so cool to see the numbers grow when you are working on them one at a time. Wishing you the best in the future with your writing. :)

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Congratulations, I am running up on 300 myself. It does seem to go so quickly.

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      UrsulaRose 6 years ago

      WOW 400 hubs ... Congratulations on a fantastic achievement oceansunsets!

      I have just celebrated my first 100 hubs so I have some work to do if i'm to make 400 (fingers crossed).

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      Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

      You're my hero. I hope to get to 400. Thank you for the inspiration.

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      Barbara Badder 6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations! 400 is a big number. I wonder if I'll ever get to that.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you Manthy! I appreciate that, and can't imagine 500, but I couldn't imagine 400 either! Wish you the best.

      Thank you Ktrapp for your comment and visit, its much appreciated . :)

      Rtalloni, aprox 200 hubs in 2 years is amazing, that was more than I did at that time if I am not mistaken. Thanks for your kind words, and I wish you the best!

      Truthfornow, I will try to keep it up, and thank you for your comment. I wish you the best!

      Victoria, thank you for your comment and kind words, and I hope you have fun here on HubPages.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      J.S. Matthew, thank you for your comment and encouragement to keep on going. Glad you stopped by. :)

      Monette for Jack, thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I appreciate it! :)

      Homesteadbound, I hear you, and I hope you keep going on too. I can relate to what you said about not being able to believe there is more to write about. But there always is! Thank you very much for your comment and visit. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome! Congrats! You're inspiring. I'm glad you can vouch for what a great community of writers HubPages is. I, too, love the variety. I really enjoyed this hub.

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      truthfornow 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Congrats on 400 hubs, you are an inspiration to all of us just getting started.

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Wow, and congrats on your milestone--that's a great accomplishment.

      Here I am, two years in, and hoping to make 200 hubs by the end of this year...sigh. :)

      So glad you are enjoying writing!

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      Kristin Trapp 6 years ago from Illinois

      Congratulations. 400 hubs is an amazing accomplishment. And you're right: it's an amazing community.

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      Mark 6 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Kudos - I hope you make it to 500 real soon ;0)

      Voted up and awesome

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      Cindy Murdoch 6 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations! It's hard to imagine 400 hubs. I'm at 70 and I would have ever guessed that I could have written that many, and still have things to write about. I have not written prior to this and I am having a wonderful time. It will be interesting to see where all of this takes me. Once again congratulations. I hope to be where you are some day. Who knows where you will be then for me to once again shoot for!

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      MonetteforJack 6 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      Voted up and everything except funny :) It is awe-inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story. It sure did inspired to stay on, no matter what is going on in my life. Thanks and more successes!

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      JS Matthew 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congratulations on this huge accomplishment! That's a lot of Hubs! I can relate to much of what you have said here and agree about the HubPages experience; it's an ongoing journey! Kudos to you, and never stop writing!

      JSMatthew~