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My Tenth Month at Hubpages
So here we are, ten months after having started at hub pages. It seems I am best at writing Inane hubs, because those are my most common, but sadly, they do not garner very much attention. I'm okay with that, however, as I really enjoy writing them, and then going back and reading them periodically.
I spent this past month of April doing a lot of reading and commenting, and not a lot of writing. I managed to churn out only two hubs: Inane Episode 47 and Peripheral Man Episode 5. This brought my hub count up to 76 hubs (the one you are presently reading is number 77). Here in my eleventh month I plan on doing more writing than reading to see how the two efforts compare. I did increase my followers and my traffic by being a busy-body visiting other people's hubs. I would just look at what are the most recently submitted hubs and see if any were interesting. Quite a few of them I ended up doing the Copy-Edit thing because there were some errors that I felt the hubber could easily correct with just a few tips.
I earned an extra accolade during this month, the Great HubPages Citizen Accolade. This is the gist of what I received in an email from HubPages: "This means that you contribute to the community by doing things like helping people out in the Forums, voting Hubs up and down, and flagging inappropriate content for our moderators." Yep - I found a few hubs when I was looking at the most recent that were either too personal, too commercial, or too poorly written.
So this is what my accolades look like now:
In order, from left to right, top to bottom:
- I've published at least 50 hubs
- I have at least 100 followers
- My hubs have been read over 10,000 times
- My questions have inspired at least 100 answers
- I have answered at least 100 questions
- I'm a level 6 commenter
- I'm popular among readers as measured by feedback to their hubs
- My hubs start great discussions in the comments
- The pinkish one in the bottom left is the new one, the Citizen Accolade
- I write engaging hubs that readers read from start to finish, &
- I've won one or more hubnuggets
So in terms of traffic, I've had 954 visits in my tenth month with the highest number going to How to build a small indoor greenhouse, The importance of donating blood regularly and I don't like small talk with 209, 131 and 71 visits respectively. In terms of revenue I earned 0.02$ from Adsense with zero hits, and 3.90$ from Hubad impressions. The chart below shows that since January I've been averaging about 3$ per month, then in April (my tenth month) I jumped to almost 4$ because of all of the reading I did.
With my half hour train ride to and from work, I will be taking the time to write during those rides. I just need to finish the book I'm reading presently, and then I'll start taking my netbook on the train. I have a few ideas for hubs, my only limitation is that I can't Google anything while on the train to do research as I haven't a data plan. I'll have to write blindly and then do the research afterwards. I don't know if I'll be able to do the 30 hubs in 30 days type of challenge, but I'll give it a shot.
I have at least two or three inane hubs I can write, one or two more episodes of Peripheral Man, and then following that I'm thinking of giving you a tour of the Montreal Metro, station by station.