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The Joys and Challenges of On-Line Community

Updated on December 14, 2011
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Big Pond, the Atlantic Ocean from Maine Coast
Big Pond, the Atlantic Ocean from Maine Coast

Writers Reading Writers

Dear hubpages writers,

I'm taking a moment here to thank you for your presence in my life. You have written thoughtful, interesting hubs far beyond what I have had time to read, though I catch as much as I can. Someone shares a good recipe. Someone puts their whole heart into a poem. Someone entertains us with a compelling story. Someone writes about relationships with wonderful honesty.

Of course, the challenge is keeping up with so much good writing and finding readers for one's own hubs. We have here a world wide community that can be confusing--so many good writers, so much to read and respond to. I sometimes feel like a very small frog in a pond the size of the five oceans of earth. I'm sure many have this feeling.

Before the web, and before jet travel, the writer could be a bigger frog in a smaller pond. Sure, you didn't reach as far, but at least there were fewer competitors for readers in your own area.

The challenge today is how to let the people who are interested in your subjects know that you are there and that you have written credible books and articles. I think hubpages meets this challenge well. And today Web Examiner has announced a hubpages book store. Hurray! Let's use it well. I'm looking forward to finding you there and to being found.

To read WE's post about the hubpages bookstore, go here.

Or go the Web Examiner's profile.


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      Patricia Lapidus 6 years ago from Bantam, CT

      So true, amillar.

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      amillar 6 years ago from Scotland, UK

      The internet gives us all a voice triciajean, but we have to find time to listen to one another:)