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What's in a number?

Updated on June 21, 2015

My magic number is 5831

Today I became a little curious about that little number that is down in the bottom right hand corner of my hub page profile picture. Today it says I have a score of 85. Sounds great at first, but as I started scrolling down the list of hubbers I found I had a long journey in front of me. It all began with hubbers with a score of one hundred, and counted down all the way to number one. Well I was through with the folks with a one hundred score in just a few pages, but there was a lot of ground to cover before I hit the 85 range in hubber scores. I began clicking on the third page each time, which is as fast as the system would allow me to go. I scrolled and scrolled through 10, and sometimes 11 hubbers at a time. I felt like I would never get there, but around the 500th page I finally hit pay dirt. However the number 85 turns out to be a very popular number on the hub pages. I started scrolling through each page now, and I never thought I'd find myself. I started questioning if other hubbers had tried this time consuming task before me. I was even worried that I may have gone on past my name, but as I clicked on page number 584, I located myself at the very top of that page. There I was, and next in line was my fellow hubber Npasternack. My magical number turned out to be number 5,831 out of about 226,000 hubbers. To be even more exact I went to the hub pages home page, and today on October 28th 2011 there are a total of 226,231 hubbers on the hub pages. Well that makes it all so much better - I'm the 5,831st hubber out of 226,231 hubbers. WOW! I really need to let all of this soak in. Yes it took quite some time to arrive at this magical number, and all I can say is that I'm glad I wasn't number 84, 83 or beyond because I might still be searching for myself. You may be wondering how my life has changed now that I have this information? I'll try to answer this question to the best of my ability, and my answer is that I'll never do this again. Even if my number does go higher someday, I'm just happy today knowing that I'm the number - "5,831".

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    • BeyondMax profile image


      9 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Lovely thought LOL Never occurred to me to check the rating stuff, though it's quite amusing! I'd say it matters if you are after get-ad-cents but for guys who are after some fun it's not even existing =)

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      Kathleen Kerswig 

      9 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your humor here as you described how 85 = 5,831. I love your math!

      Great hub! Voted up!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      9 years ago

      Congratulations on the high 85! Love your wit and good use of humor. It's all in a day's writing but well worth the efforts. Thanks for the smile of the day!

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      9 years ago

      Goody7, What an amusing, belly-laughing funny, enjoyable, entertaining, hilarious, humorous look at one day in the life of a good hubber!

      Congratulations on being #5,831 out of 226,000!

      Thank you for sharing,


    • Trueshortstories profile image


      9 years ago from Canada

      I am only at 25 but yesterday I was only 20, so I am happy.

    • peepingtomb profile image


      9 years ago

      Giggles from a lowly 32.

    • goody7 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from over there under the sycamore tree

      I'm happy to meet another 85-ish hubber, and I strongly recommend that you don't try this at home.

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      9 years ago

      As one of your fellow 85-ish hubbers - or thereabouts... I was below 80 a week ago - I guess what I'm wondering is, how has my life changed now that I've read this article? (FWIW, I just took this as a bit of jabbing humor at the rating system.)


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