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Earning 20,000 page views on hubpages

Updated on December 30, 2012

What a great time its been in only 8 months thus far on Hubpages

I would like to thank all those who took the time to give my hubs a chance, for those who've shared with me thus far on hubpages, the hubpages Elite, and a special thanks goes out to the Hubpages staff for providing such a powerful writers platform for us writers today.

Recently I had decided to extend my networks a bit more by joining a bunch of cool groups on Facebook put together by a few of our fellow dedicated hubbers, and boy they are truly dedicated to hub love, and to the sharing factors that actually helped a great deal in making such a cool achievement to have even taken place. My debt is to all my followers aka fans here on hubpages as well, who remain dedicated to the reading of many of my hubs, there's so many good people here its overwhelming actually.

Showing Appreciation

There's a great deal of amazing writers on hubpages as well, that actually go the extra distance in helping others pay it forward. You can go from hub to hub, and you can easily notice many of the same individuals with their insightful comments placed there, as proof of their selfless sharing, and digital foot prints being left daily.

This goes to show who stands out amongst many folks in a network of over 250,000+ published authors. I do know that not everyone can be online all day long, but even the folks who can't seem to be giving it their all, they do tend to show a great deal of hub love to us newbies and veterans. This is simply judging by all of the intense communications we're all having on a daily basis, amongst each other as a whole on hubpages and outside as well.

I have made so many friends on hubpages I cannot keep count actually, and I'm also forever in debt to them, so my sharing factors have also been raised to the all time extreme limit, even though I remain well balance with it all. I do more for folks then I actually do for myself, and many countless hubbers can vouch for me as well.

This writers network is setting a whole new standard of excellence when it comes to community, and the ability to help people create useful, closely tight knit digital relations, amongst one another, and with that of complete strangers from all parts of the globe. I have friends from everywhere today, thanks to hubpages, and without this network pretty much, none of this would be possible, I say that because I've tried making friends elsewhere digitally and it just doesn't work as good at all.

Here's a screen shot of the epic stats

Thus far I've earned approximately $60.00 on hubpages, writing a great deal of hubs (147 hubs including this one) in just 8 months, well this doesn't truly show though the full potential of hubs that reach a much larger audience, but it does give folks a signal as to how tough it can actually be, as a dedicated hubpages writer as I've been thus far.

I'm just getting started this year in terms of showing the love for those who've taken the time to give me help in any way shape or form, and especially those who go the extra digital mile for others as well. I had placed a link listing here for others but the hubpages system rejected it, and so I must create another hub to do so, a more relevant subject I guess, but I do appreciate all that's been done for me by the kindness of others here in the hubpages community. A hug thanks! is being sent out by me, to all my fellow hubbers.

Yours truly Cloud Explorer,

Mike Pugh


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @KDuBarry03, thanks bro for the cool comment, and for visiting as well as sharing.

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      6 years ago

      Awesome job, CloudExplorer!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Than you @robie2, it feels good to express myself on cam, your going to love it. I just let it all go, and don't care to worry much about what people think pretty much. I speak my mind, and from experience alone, and never plan anything to say, I guess it comes naturally to me what ever is on the top of my mind, similar to writing. This is all due to my Mom, she used to talk up a storm all the time to me and my brothers, and she w winded too, LOL.

      Thanks for visiting and for sharing such a cool insightful message to me, I'll do my best to get to your hubs in the near future as well, its tough but its worth it to try to share with everyone I can.

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      Nice work Michael-- I'm trying to work up the nerve to do a video hub,but I'm definitely not there yet. Yours is very cool and I feel like I know you a little better now. Nice to meet you and see your video-- now to go off and do one myself :-) voting this one up up up

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @iamaudraleigh, thanks for being such an amazing communicator with me, and friend, you of all people know how we do on the web with hublove, from here to FB to pinterest to G+, and all. That other day was really amazing, how much we shared with one another. I was blown away, and that cool image share I did with you lol, it was awesome too.

      I loved your blog you threw up on the web, it hit the spot with imagery, and I was stunned to see that we both been to that cool El Yunque in Puerto Rico. Now that was a joyous experience, even though I was in the Navy and at work, when I visited there. Its awesome to make such communications today with some pretty cool, calm and collective folks as yourself.

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      6 years ago from usa

      Congrats CloudExplorer I am so happy for you and you are an amazing writer who puts up some cool video.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @drmiddlebrook, yes indeed there's a great deal of success on hubpages for sure, but to see it at all unfold for yourself definitely takes content positioning techniques, patience, and some intense research writing at times, as well as knowledge of the web as a whole, such as SEO (search engine optimization). Plus the social networking, sharing factors that make all the difference today as well.

      Welcome to hub pages though, and you will find some pretty awesome people here, and I'm sure this isn't the first cool hub or greeting you've ran into, and will definitely not be the last.

      Thanks for sharing with me on my hub celebration victory, and I'll check out your hubs soon as well as everyone here who took the time to share. It takes time to do so, but I'm make it to your location on hubpages eventually.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank @DanaTeresa, for the time you devoted to reading my hub here, and for coming to celebrate with me a victory that has only been won with the help of this awesome hubpages community, and that of those outside of hubpages that we're kind enough to share my content.

      This is definitely a great way to communicate to one another using this cool hubpages platform, I simply love writing, and enjoy becoming friends with, and meeting new writers today.

      Yes its all so time consuming this networking thing, but you know if we don't do it by paying it forward, then no one will know our truest presence here as a real person, a person who truly shows that they care for what others do for them. I'm just glad to have found that place on the web where people truly care for each others creative works.

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      Emerald Strachan 

      6 years ago

      Hello CE, I just wanted to encourage and congratulate you an this achievement and wish you every success. You are truly a wonderful hubber.

      So you are wondering who Emerald is? This is the account I used when I want to sneak up on

      Emerald aka Cardisa

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      6 years ago

      I am proud of you and your achievements Michael!!! Cheers to you and everything you do!!! Bravo!!!

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      Sallie B Middlebrook PhD 

      6 years ago from Texas, USA

      Amazing! Great to know people do achieve goals such as this on HubPages. Great videos. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Congratualtions on your success, and the fact that you have enjoyed getting there. I really admire hubbers who take the time to talk about what this whole crazy writing world means to them, and who give a nod to those who have encouraged and supported them. Goodness knows it gets time consuming keeping up with foloowers and following and reading and writing and...

      Hubbers like you keep newbie writers like me working hard by setting an example of what it is to be a good writer and a good person.

      Hope you fly ahead to 100K and enjoy every second of it.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Whats up @rahul0324, its nice to see you enjoyed this cool hub loving celebration as well I got started today.

      Achieving anything in life is definitely worth celebrating with friends, both new and old, and you are new to me but I'm sure you've had your share of travels and friends digitally, and on the ground in real life as well.

      Cheers to new digital friendships, that will surely have the potential to become timeless, thanks to hubpages.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey there @Deborah glad you could make it over to the Party here, its so enjoyable to see so many familiar faces, and also to meet some new folks to who've come to help me celebrate!

      Yes indeed hubpages love is the best there is online, and not because of the potential earnings, its more for what is occurring here with simple comments by some pretty awesome folks, this is what makes hubpages well worth the investment in time.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hey cloudie! Congrats on your new achievement! Way to go bro! Way to go! We are ecstatic at your new accolade!

      You have been a guide and friend all throughout my journey here and Its a pleasure and honor to have you as a fellow hubber!

      :) Love Luck

      and Loads of respect


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE SO AWESOME... that's my goal now..

      what a great hub

      Blessings to you



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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Ardie, I remember meeting you on Facebook too, yep thanks for being there to support my effort both on FB and on here as well, I hope the numbers keep rolling in the lord knows I pored my heart and soul into this machine here they call a computer, LOL.

      Its tough for us writers online today, but we are truly die hard dedicated, that's one thing for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Bankscottage, I love Toy Story, and I've used that line many time too lol. Its just great to be here with everyone, and to be able to share as much as we are doing all the time, I cant get enough.

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      6 years ago from Neverland

      Fantastic work CloudExplorer! Only 8 months and SO many Hubs and page views :) You will get to 100,000 in NO time

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      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Congratulations CloudExplorer on your accomplishment. Onward and upward to infinity and beyond! (Sorry sometimes Toy Story can overtake me). I was just happy to go over 1000 recently. I better get on the stick and keep writing.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @writer20, lol I have achieved the 20,000 already. Your funny, its nice to meet you digitally, even though you missed one minor component there. hahaha

      Its quite ok though, thanks for sharing with me either way, the numbers thing does get pretty confusing for everyone at times.

      For me though I really try not to keep track that much, but once the time comes to write a hub about it all, its definitely worth while to pay tribute to those who've helped me along the way up the ladder of hubpages success thus far. Chat with you soon in your hubs.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @DeborahNeyens, I'm with you on this 8 month ride lol,the next 4 months are going to be pretty interesting, because it will be the full spring time and summer months, and so much awesome content to share from the great outdoors, maybe we both can achieve that 100,000 mark by the end of our 12 months on hubpages.

      You just never know, thanks for celebrating this moment of victory with me, its surely one for us all to enjoy!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great work achieving 10,000 views. We'll all be helping you get to 20,000.

      Vote up and interesting, Joyce.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      H.C Porter, you are a true hub loving supporter, and I will be adding you to my next tribute of hub loving supporters.

      I know we just recently met on Facebook, yes indeed, but I feel our friendship is sure to begin growing in the near future here at hubpages, and elsewhere as well. Thanks for the kind words you left me here, and I truly appreciate the love being rendered to me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @davenstan, thanks for visiting and for sharing with me today.

      I don't think we've met on hubpages yet, but this is a great time to meet folks here for sure, and I will make it my business to pay your hubs a visit, once all the noise here dies down a bit, and I get to play catch up.

      Congratulations as well on your up and coming 10,000 views achievement, and I wish you much success as well.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Wow! this turn out is breath taking for me, Thanks @Learner365 for your kind words you have given me today, I'm truly blessed to have you and everyone else who come so far visit me, I love your hub writing too, and you & I know it for sure.

      All of my friends are showing me love and support today, and have been ever since I've joined, and its been truly an awesome experience on Hubpages thus far.

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      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      Congratulations, Mike! I've been here for 8 months, also, and should be coming up on 20,000 very soon. The first 10K seemed to take forever, didn't it? But the views seem to be coming much more quickly now. I'm sure you'll get the 100K accolade in no time at all. Best wishes for your continued success here.

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      6 years ago from Lone Star State

      You are fantastic. I know what you mean by saying that you can only do so many things at once. I dont develop websites, but I write them (over 150 as a matter of fact), so when I get onto hubpages and am able to freely write about the things I am passionate about and people read it, I am touched and appreciative, and truly humbled by the support by this group. I love your hubs, and am glad I ran into you on FB...See (talk with you) soon... Holly

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      Katina Davenport 

      6 years ago

      Great achievement. I am just about at the 10, 000 mark. I wish you great success.


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      Saadia A 

      6 years ago

      Hey cloudExplorer,many many congratulations on your great achievement. You are definitley doing a great job here by not only writing but also promoting your fellow Hubbers to the best possible extent.So a big credit goes to you for a job well done. I wish you more success for the future also.May you rise and shine always and not to forget may the 100,000 accolade comes to you very soon :) !!!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Susan, It wasn't an easy achievement at all, but with the help of everyone it is definitely a true commendable one and worth while to have occurred for me here at hubpages.

      I'm doing my best to help others as well to become known here on hubpages, and elsewhere outside our digital doors sort of speak.

      Hopefully we all can enjoy the fruits of our digital laboring success in 2012. Hupages is truly awesome!!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congrats on hitting your new Milestone Michael. Here's to many more to come!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Rosie2010, its people like you two ladies, and all the countless others that make all the difference in a day for me on here at hubpages, and also for many of our fellow hubbers.

      This is why I'm still here to communicate, to read and share other peoples works, and to experience the love again and again as a writer.

      This is by far the best network in my book for a writer, and it goes to show that hubpages has true value for everyone who joins, and participates in such an awesome community. Hub Love! is at its all time high, for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Turtlewoman, thanks for the kind words of encouragement, its tough this hubpages writing thing that is for sure, but its truly worth all the efforts in helping so many other people, whom come in contact with yet a single useful hub us hub authors crunch out daily.

      Thank you once again for being such a supportive person as well and cool hubber. Wow, I never really tried the 30/30 challenge but I have participated in a few of the contests here. That would be a cool thing to try, maybe I'll give it that shot as well, in the near future .

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      Rosie Rose 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Congratulations on achieving your first 20,000 views, CloudExplorer. I'm happy for you. I'm sure your hard work will facilitate your next 100,000 accolade. Cheers!

      Have a nice day,


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      Kim Lam 

      6 years ago from California

      Great job Michael. Time to open the bottle of champagne. A milestone worth celebrating! Cheers to the next 100,000 accolade! And you're right, the Facebook group is pretty awesome. Right after I joined them, I jumped in the 30/30 and had the most amazing support. They also gave me a few giggles here and there...definitely a fun group.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Dave Mathews, its the actual total of all my hubs traffic, I wish it was to a single hub, lol. Thanks for showing bro.

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      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Is that 20,000 views to just one Hub page or is it 20,000 views over all to all your hubs?

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Billbuc for showing some love for me, this is just the start of a awesome communicative relation between many of us all.

      I'm just glad to have found hubpages, and decided to join, because everyone I chose to meet here, and slowly but surely became friends with for the most part is some pretty awesome individuals and most of all great writers.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow! The voice over thing is really cool! Congratulations on your achievement! May we travel together for many more years!


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