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The Novelty Of Hubpages
I was recently introduced to Hubpages by my wonderful friend, Sunny Robinson. I was skeptical at first. Not because of what Hubpages offer in the income aspect of it all, but because of writing for the public. I am a relatively private person when it comes to my writing. I have only shared a few things, out of the many items I have written, to the public. I don't even really like sharing things with friends sometimes because when I write, it tends to feel pretty personal to me.
I joined on a whim. I debated for a few days for a name. Something new and cute and something that kind of fit me. I didn't want to just randomly select something out of nowhere. I ended up choosing Sogno Piccolo, which in Italian means Little Dream. It was just a random thing me and Sunny were throwing around at the time and we were talking about Piccolos and how I used to always want to play one when I was in band. I was always stuck with the larger cousin... the flute. The name didn't really mean much when I chose it: I just liked the way it sounded at the time. It is slowly starting to beginning to have a meaning for me now though.
When I was younger I always used to love to write. Proudly displaying my first ever short story about talking lions to my mom when I was about nine or so in age. I can't really remember what it was about, I just thought it completely absurd that lions could talk but I had to have it that way.
Later on I turned to poetry and then into music, though at the time I had no knowledge of playing an instrument any longer, long forgetting how to even begin to play the flute. Four years of lessons, parades, competitions and concerts down the drain.
When I hit high school I had taken a creative writing class, thinking I would love it and it would be an easy A for me. That was not the case. Writing for a grade and writing for myself were two completely different things and I really came to realize how much I hated writing for others. It was tough but I made it through with a passing grade. Writing for others just didn't feel like my thing.
Hello Hubpages, My name is SognoPiccolo
Choosing a semi-irrelevant name at the time seemed kind of pointless, but anonymity seemed to draw me in. The mysteriousness of it all. It was fun. I was excited to try to write again. I have been going through a major withdrawal after several years of a terrible case of writer's block. No poetry flowed from the pen I held to the page; no lyrics fit my newly acquired guitar playing. I was stuck. I needed change in my life and I decided to take this little dream of mine and make it a reality. I figured, "what could it hurt?", I could suck at it? I could get no views? Have no Ideas? This was nothing that really bothered me after I decided to just do it. There are times in life when you just have to go for it and hope for the best and expect the worst. Do I care if I make money? no, not really. Is it fun that I am? Yes!
The Numbers Game
Hubpages really is a numbers game. That just so happens to be my favorite part. Watching scores go up or down, checking comments and replying, Hub scores, Hubkarma, money earned; all of it together is new and exciting along with getting the chance to meet new people. Find common interests, reading other peoples opinions. Enjoying a life outside my four walls and really experiencing new things. It feeds me and piques my curiosity day in and day out.
A Week In, How Am I Doin' ?
With a whole 9 days behind me I have accumulated a rough estimate of about 2 hubs per day. On days when I don't write, I may over compensate and write 3. I try to write something everyday, I enjoy the brain workout. Finding new things to write about, sharing common knowledge, sharing my opinions, finding who I am underneath it all at the same time. It is a lot of work for my poor tired unused brain. I can feel the rust slowly giving way and the gears beginning to turn again. I really am finding a new lease on life in the aspect of writing for others. You, my humble readers, have been amazing. i really feel like I am just getting started and I can't wait to see what the road ahead holds for me. I am excited for the relationship between writer and reader to develop and I hope there are more of you out there that really connect with me on a base level. Finding connections is really what it's about, or perhaps it was the Hokey Pokey?
Drop Me A Line
I would love just that! Drop me a line, give me some feedback. Is there anything you are interested in hearing my take on? Maybe something you would like me to write about? Just want to say hi? That's cool too. I appreciate all of you and I am so beyond amazed everyday at the amazing community here at Hubpages. Can't wait to see more, hear more, do more, and think more... because my brain needs the exercise. ;)