Wow Two Years
Time to Celebrate
How I Got Started
I cannot recall who told me about Hubpages. I checked them out, talked to a fellow writer who said, "Why bother?" Then decided I would give it a try.
To begin with the thought of writing 600 word articles seemed daunting. Then I laughed, because I write 60,000+ word novels. Next, I needed to find topics. Now I had an issue. What do I know about someone else would care to read.
Then I hit on the perfect thing. I was wintering on a resort island for the rich and famous. I am neither rich nor famous. So, I wrote Resort Living on a Budget. Then I wrote about Rockport, Texas and followed it with Charleston, South Carolina, The Carolina Tea Plantation, and Savannah, Georgia. It became easy and I was acquiring a small following.
The Blank Page
Exhausting Vacation Spots
Once I had run through different places I had visited, I needed to find new topics. While I was searching for topics, I took a break from writing hubs. I learned it was a mistake.
I was busy getting my new mystery series launched and working on the second book in the series and hubs seem as important. I was wrong.
Topics were easy, I had been a teacher. Bullying, teens and sex, predators, life in a small town, becoming a writing team, writing a novel--step-by-step, and finally opening my own publishing company. I still take a break from hubs now and then. I blog daily and I don't want my blogs crossing into my hubs. I write daily.
I am either editing from one of my authors, writing my own novel, short story, flash fiction, children's book, or editing my own work. Hubs seem to take a back burner for which I am sorry.
Does Anyone Care?
I get pretty good feedback on my hubs and try to respond to everyone who makes a comment. I often wonder if anybody really cares what I write.
I have written a four-part set of hubs on what happens when a pedophile is found in your community. Those were the hardest hubs I have wriiten and the ones which brought the least amount of feedback.
When I write there is usually a part of me in each piece, my biases, my thoughts, my feelings, and of course, my opinons. I try to make hubs useful to others.
Today's hub is for me. I have reached my two year anniversary. I've not hit 100 hubs yet, nor have a made a dime. Does it discourage me? No. I didn't start doing it for money. I started doing it to get my name out there. To have credibility in my chosen field and to share what I have learned.
So, today I celebrate two years of writing hubs. Two years of showing someone it was worth the bother. Two years of sharing things I hope others will find useful or worthwhile.
And to everyone who has ever read one of my hubs, I thank you.