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What Is Hubpages???

Updated on February 1, 2013
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"How incredible this world of hub is. Getting to write, which has always been a love of mine since first grade, and my sentences were much shorter. I like hubs.Hubs are nice. Just a very short time ago I had no clue what a hub was . Hubs have been a wonderful venue for me to express myself. Thankful for a place to do that, besides just my notebook. I'm proud to be a part of a certain electronic community. A community of like people. Alike in that we like to write. regardless of what our reasons are. Alike in that we share a venue to voice even our unlikeness. It is only the voice, in the end, that matters.

Having been that shy, nerdy kid, always immersed in a book, it was words that sustained me. Words that befriended me. Words, and the combinations of them, that opened gateways to other times, worlds, and experiences. Experiences, both fantastic and real. Can remember too, being the kid who garnered the ire of the other children, by requesting to do book reports. There was just nothing I loved more. There still isn't. That's why I love hubpages.

For an old throwback like me, with very limited computer knowledge, Hubpages is a Godsend. Hubpages has made their site pretty easy, for even a novice. I'm thankful too for the veteran 'hubsters' who have both welcomed me, and left some instructional hubs to devour. As both reader and writer, hubs has opened a vast electronic frontier for me. Some of the hubs i've read were funny, heart-warming, informative, thought-provoking, and some have been purely entertaining.

Some of my fellow ' hubbers', have views so far from mine . Thank God for that. This is a place for so many ideas to meet. The discussions they provoke are essential to society. Ideas stir people, after all. People stir discussion and debate. That discussion and debate stirs movement. Hubpages offers that to 'common folk' like me. It has been said that there is money to be made on Hubpages. For some that may be true, and for some others i've read it was far from that. Some aren't even seeking that, anyway. I'll leave such discourse on those issues for the 'vets'. (hats off)

There are a few , other such writing sites out there. I actually tried Triond and a couple of others... but they honestly didn't compare to the hub. Some of my own research backed up some of the things i'd read about the other such sites. Although some may argue they offer better benefit in terms of payout, or easier navigation... none of them for me had the one thing hubpages has...

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The Incredibe Community

Hubpages above all the other sites feels like, and really truly is an online community. when I got onto Triond for instance it was sometime before (as a newbie)was welcomed on board. When I first arrived in "hubville" I was welcomed by not only the staff at the hubs, but by many of my fellow contributors. I found in that community some true friends, and I have seen firsthand ; the love and genuine concern that hubbers have for each other.

Of course there are some people on the hub I strongly disagree with; but disagreements are fine. The hub is set up so that the community sort of helps out the staff in policing the content on the site, and "creeps" are usually weeded out early on.

If this country was indeed designed with an emphasis on freedoms of speech and expression, then the hub community is indeed a slice of the American Ideal online. A real slice of America via the web that brings together people of all nationality, age, belief, and position to share their creativity and information. That is truly what hubpages is, and it's pretty amazing in that aspect.


Laurinzo Scott 2012

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you very much for your kindness...

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      Shubhasish Das 4 years ago

      nicely expressed.....

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      It's Okay... what I find like with yourself new visitors and co-authors find you and you them all the time

      There are so many different topics, styles, and writng forms to choose from... that is also what makes it great

      and thanks for the follow my friend

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      frankieonfire 4 years ago from Eureka, CA

      ahh, thanks! I would love to have a few more visitors. Haven't the same fan base as before.. gets a little lonely over here lol.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Wow...well thank you so much... and it is always good to here from a veteran of the hubs; and it is very nice to meet you

      I look forward to reading your writings as you seem so passionate about it, and that is wonderful!!!

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      frankieonfire 4 years ago from Eureka, CA

      I like this hub. Glad I stumbled across it. Writing and creativity are so enriching and healing. I was a pretty active member/poet of hubpages a couple years back and then I had an artist fit and took down all my writing and experienced the worst writers block of my life. 2 years later I am just coming back to hubpages with a pen name and have been doubting if it was still for me. This reminds me of the inspiration and joy I once felt here and I think I may just stick around for awhile longer :)

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much lovedoctor for your kind comments... and that has been a fascinating part of this for me too ...the meeting of people from everywhere... it is awesome!!!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hubpages is a wonderful community of writers. I've met some nice people from all around the world here on hubpages. This hub is really good. I'm glad to follow you. Your poetry is awesome and very deep too.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you James for your kind comments, and the reading... nice to meet you,

      and God bless you

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Very amazing.I really enjoyed reading this hub.Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

      James.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you so much my friend!!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am so glad I meet you on hub pages

      I love your writing

      Debbie

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes indeed... I agree Linda... what a wonderful (if slightly crazy) bunch God has blessed us to be in the company of!!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      A very "special" shout-out to HubPages. HP is more than just a writing site, it's a wonderful world that allows us to make friends from all over the globe :)

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you everything dazzles... I am glad you liked the hub, and Yes...all things considered... hubpages is the best!

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank You Deborah for your comments, and yes I agree with you; because people like yourself ; in fact make this community great.

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      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Hubpages is wonderful. I love how I can write whatever I want and when I want. It is so flexible. Nice hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hi Laurinzo.. this is so true.. I write on other sites but Hub Pages. is the best.. and the best community.. ever.. good to see you.. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      You are so very right Ann810. Thank you for commenting.

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Point well explained. Hubpages is a writer's dream world to get lost in imagination of many styles of stories. Hubpages is not a place for people to make "quick" money, it's for all kinds of writer's.

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      MjNicole 5 years ago from North Richland Hills, TX

      In my Ice Cube voice "we be hubbin", so enjoyed this read. To be able to let your mind free and write or read is wonderful

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you vocalcoach, It has been such an experience for me. and I am learning so much and seeing some incredible interesting perspectives.(yours definitely, included). Keep on hubbin'

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      We are indeed blessed with a community of gifted writers.

      Those that feel that their "contribution" is less than gifted are also giving a level of insight which we all learn and grow from.

      Learning to write well is a progress in motion. We can only get better by doing. I have been a hubpage member for 2 yrs and have witnessed my own growth as a writer. I have much to learn and this is the temple in which I seek, learn and grow.

      Thank you for this marvelous hub and thanks for you!

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes indeed , and I am so glad that we still have the freedom to do so in this country... we must preserve our freedom at all cost... thanks for commenting

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      I share your enthusiasm for Hubpages. Although I signed on here 2 years ago it wasn't until a few months ago that I started writing on this site. This is certainly a wonderful community of writers and the range of topics is phenomenal.

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Thank you !

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Yes, and it is good to know we are still free enough to have this forum...we must keep such forums , to remain "somewhat" civilized

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      Ginger Ruffles 5 years ago

      Glad Hubpages suits you. It's nice to be able to have a forum to express yourself! Hub away...

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      Website Examiner 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your perspectives and enthusiasm. I agree with everything you say. Well presented.