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What to Write for My 100th Hub
a personal milestone...
To me, this is a milestone, while many of my friends here have two or three times as much experience and total number of hubs, I find myself somewhat proud of this meager accomplishment none the less. When I started with HulbPages almost a year ago, it was doubtful that I could write at all, much less 100 different articles within the space of a year. This has truly been an enlightening experience and much personal fulfillment has been acquired just by knowing I’ve learned and made friends from around the world that I may never have meet if I had not first placed pen to paper.
Does writing come easy for you?
They probably even write in their sleep...
Well, what does one write about for their 100th hub? I’ve read many ‘100thHubs’ and while some Hubbers just keep writing as usual with no mention of the milestone, many choose to write a special hub maybe just to commemorate their personal achievement or the occasion. One hundred pages or articles is a lot of writing, and I think most would probably agree unless maybe you’re Steven King. But writing to him or O’Henry, even Hemingway was probably never a real task, I’m sure to the masters writing must come as a second nature or no more laborious than boiling water or cleaning one’s nails. They probably even write in their sleep for that matter. For me, that’s a horse of a different color, it hasn’t come that easily to a backwoods boy from East Tennessee.
I feel fortunate to have made some friends while here that write professionally and I truly admire the grace with which the words seem to flow from them like water from a faucet if I can use that as an analogy. Many people have a blog or even multiple blogs and write for a few or more social sites in addition to HubPages. I’ve tried that also but for the most part I keep concentrating right here mostly. I’ve not received my first check yet like many others but that was not my original intent. It’s still a goal out there in front of me and the amount I am making seems to be growing, just not as fast as I would want it too maybe but someday if I keep after it, I’ll get that first check.
me, “no way!”
To be a novelist was never what I wanted anyway when I first started writing almost a year ago now. Personally, I’ve never claimed to be a writer, yet when someone asks what I do now, I find myself saying - that I’m a writer. Luckily you don’t have to be a professional to write here, but it certainly would help. Like I said earlier, to some it comes more freely than it does for others…, I’ll just say, to me it has not come easily at all. But I enjoy it. HubPages has provides me a place to share my past and my present and to make friends who comment and advise in a creative challenging way. Many of my friends I find to be in much the same position as myself. That’s made this whole HubPage effort a learning experience and a sharing endeavor at the same time.
Plus there are the contests, the forums and now even HubCamps growing in popularity and showing up more and more where one can attend and meet those more gifted giving of themselves and their talents to ‘newbies’ like myself who find that just maybe if one is willing to invest a small amount of time and effort they too can make a stab at writing and find the enjoyment and confront that I have. If you had asked me a year ago if I could ever write an article that would be posted online, read and positively commented on with encouraging remarks and praise. I would have said, “no way!”
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