Reflections On One Hundred Hubs
One Hundred Hubs Of Great Writing
The cursor blinks impatiently, waiting for me to begin. I drum my fingers lightly on the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. Waiting for my muse to whisper profundity. I wait some more. Maybe I should do something else for a while.
I have been writing hubs for almost a year. Editing my account and updating some older hubs, I suddenly realized the benchmark hub was upon me. A thrill ran through me. So much potential, so much opportunity. So many chances to thrill readers with my witticism, wisdom and wordiness.
Wait a second. Theoretically, we all have that opportunity with each and every hub. Each hub is a new chance to write a world changing, mind altering, spirit enhancing piece of literary greatness. Or, I could just write another hub.
So I am just writing another hub. About all the things I like, and all the things that matter to me. Like politics. And poetry. And God. And spirituality. And SEX! Lots of Sex. And fitness, physical and emotional, and friends, these are the things that matter in my life, that are reflected in my writing, that influence the way I think and act and respond. So these are the things in my one hundredth hubs.
Poetry In Hubpages
My earliest attempts at writing were through poetry. As a depressed teen-ager, love sick and full of angst. I wrote volumes of poetry,and at the time I considered myself a deep thinker, as I immersed myself in my own depths, drowning in sorrow.
I have since learned that poetry distills the essence of emotion into a few words. Deceptively simple, yet haunting in complexity. Some of the best poetry I have read comes from hubpages.
Consider the lovely H.C. Porter. Her poetry is lovely, deep and thought provoking. And a pleasure to read.
Check out the poetry of Invictus for some interesting poetry.
Another hub favorite for poetry is Pearldiver. Pearldiver presents a unique perspective on poetry and life.
MFB has been a favorite for a long time. His poetry is thoughtful, and he may be the most prolific poet on hubpages.
Of course, no hub about poetry would be complete without mentioning the ever popular Mickey Dee. He is a great hub friend and poet extraordinaire.
Thoughts sparkle like diamonds
twinkling in the dark expanse of mind
words come together, drift apart
refuse to form cohesion.
Poetry eludes effort
refusing to be forced.
One of my first experiences as an adult at writing that didn't involve an assignment and a grade was a book I wrote, called "The Married Girls Guide To Great Sex". While I thought this book to be a masterpiece, the girls at book club were dubious at best. To say they hated it might be an exageration, but there were definitely some raised eyebrows.
It took several years for me to discover hubpages. It seemed the perfect venue to get readers for "The Married Girls Guide". Publishing the chapters as separate hubs proved the perfect format and my married girls hubs have proven to be some of my most popular.
But there are other hubbers out there who know a thing or two about the finer things. For example, Arthur Windermere is not only a great writer, he's dashingly handsome, and some of his hubs are quite interesting
Rafini is another source for great reading. Check her out.
Politics on Hubpages
I have been interested in politics most of my adult life. I was the only fourth grader in the entire elementary school to vote for Gerald Ford. Everyone else picked Jimmy Carter, and my life as a republican was off to an early start.
I lapsed in my early twenties, the first time I went to vote. I only voted agains Ronald Reagan because my father in law told me I had to vote for him.
Years later, I fell under the seductive spell of Ross Perot. Listening to him speak on the campaign trail, I was overcome with optimism in the political process, and hope for the future. Then he went crazy, and dreams of a third party faded into nothing.
I spent twenty years, being brainwashed by Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill O'Riley, and their ilk. Believing that any other view point was wrong, and fearful of someone changing my mind, I followed blindly.
I am glad to say, I have finally grown a spine. While I still hold fast to many republican ideals, I am willing to see the validity in other arguments. When they are valid. I believe we create our own destiny. No one can make our world better. We must each make our own world better the best way we know how.
There are some erudite pundits on hubpages. One of my favorites is Breakfastpop. Not only do you get a great recipe, but every day there is a timely article on current affairs. And Pop knows the importance of a good stiff drink when the event demands it!
One of my all time favorite hub pages authors is James A Watkins. James doesn't just talk politics, he is knowledgeable about a multitude of topics, and he is a good writer too.
Another insightful hub writer is Right Black, whose upfront style is sure to appeal to many
Well, I've tackled two of the big three, Sex and Politics. On to religion. Religion, spirituality, and self transformation are some of my favorite topics to write and read about.
My spiritual path as a child was somewhat broken, like my life. My aunt and uncle made sure I was baptized in the Church of Christ, to save me from the firey pit of hell. I remember them pleading with me to bring my mother to church, lest she suffer eternal damnation. Well, I've never been much of a proselytizer, so I guess my mom could be in trouble.
I spent about fifteen years in "CHURCH". The christian kind, where nonbelievers are banished, where bad behavior is frowned upon, and large families greatly encouraged. This uptight religious model filled me with fear of misstep, lest I too fall away. My relationship with God was based on fear of what he would do to me, and doubt that he could love someone as bad as I. Not that I behaved (or behave now) in a particularly bad manner. I knew that he knew what I had done in the past. And he knew my evil thoughts. So I too was certainly doomed.
Now. Now. Now. My relationship to God has evolved. I believe that he is a God of love, who loves all his children, not just certain ones. Much as I love my eight children. They are all different and I love them all. We are all different, and he loves us all. We all reflect the beauty of our creator.
There are some great spiritual writers on hubpages. I love the astrological interpretations of Jean Bakula. They offer some great insight on why people behave the way they do.
For some good christian writing, check out Judah's Daughter.
Spirit Hugger is a beautiful person, who shares the depth of her learning with other hubbers
Ha Ha. That's Very Funny
I think I'm funny. I am mostly alone in this opinion. Sometimes I am witty. Sometimes wry. Droll. Amusing. I am often sarcastic, which is not considered funny by the victim of my humor. I like puns, which could make me punny. But funny? Not usually. However, there are some very funny people here, who I love to read.
One of my favorite writers who always makes me laugh out loud is akirchner. She is hilarious. And I am not prone to exaggeration. Well, not usually.
If I make the mistake of drinking coffee while reading the hubs of Stan Fletcher, I will invariably laugh so hard that the coffee sprays out of my nose and all over the computer. My husband really hates the way our computer keys stick together these days.
Humor abounds in the hubs of habee. Not only is she funny, but she makes great social commentary as well. And her recipes are great too.
Great Writers Abound
The thing I like most about hubpages is the myriad of great writers found here. It is a pleasure to read well written, well thought out hubs.
lmmartin is not just a great writer. She is a lady, a friend, a person with a heart the size of Texas. Actually, Alaska. Her heart is the size of Alaska, but warm. And her writing tips are actually helpful.
Another of my favorite writers in Ken R Abell. His writing is profound, thought provoking and challenging. He is a wise man.
There is a reason Patty Inglish has a ranking of 100. Her hubs are consistently great. It is always a pleasure to plunge into the depths of her writing. Her hubs are thoughtful, informative and well constructed.
The authors listed here are just a few of my favorites, hopefully you will find some that you enjoy. The topics listed here are some of the ones I like to write on. Hopefully, you will read some hubs you enjoy.
It has been a great year for me at hubpages. I look forward to more writing, and more hub friends. "By God Woodrow, it's been a hell of a party."