Hubpages is a great resource. Has it changed my life. In a way yes. I have another opportunity to connect with others and provide input on various issues that are important. I have learned much from other hubbers both in their hubs and their comments on my hubs.
Getting the recognition on the quality of my hubs along with the feedback helps me to develop more as a writer and author. I have grown much in a short time as part of hubpages. I also appreciate the aspect of knowing how many views my hubs have had along with what the top hubs have been or are.
I have been a part of hubpages for less than a year but I consider it to be a great resource not only for the quality of the hubs but the connection with others.