My motivation to be here? Hublove and improving my writing skills.
The money and any of the SEO rules for getting traffic, I found less interesting than meeting all of these amazing writers and like minded souls.
I'm simply a beginner and writing here, helps me in polishing my skills, meeting people from all over the world and I'm gaining a lot more self confidence as a writer due to the many lovely comments I got.
I'm here for almost 2 years and I try to ignore the many changes on Hubpages, I don't like and I take advantage of the changes I do like. I've always been in it for the passion of writing.
If money, traffic and numbers is your goal here, I understand why you left in the first place. I make about 2 dollars a month:-)