Ready for HubPages Kindergarten. Looking back, I should have more to show for my time here-- though I have deleted or repurposed some of my hubs.
Thank you HubPages for providing such a friendly platform and community, I have enjoyed it , learned much, and promise to do a little better in the future.
Congratulations, Rochelle! I'm always in awe when I talk to writers here who were smart enough to start out in the early years. Wish I'd heard of HP back then! Here's wishing you a productive and prosperous five years ahead!
Thank You, Marcy. There is smart and then there's lucky.
I was participating a bit on a website of writers when I saw that one of them mentioned HubPages.
Donna C Smith is a very talented writer who has several hubs here, especially about N. Carolina and horses. She has several published books-- and I'm glad to giver her a shout out.
Look her up. My grandchildren loved her historical fiction... and she also has some non-fiction works.
Hurrah for your five years on HubPages, Rochelle Frank! We're so lucky to have had you with us. Thanks for sticking around!
Congrats, dear Rochelle! You certainly got me wondering about my HP age and by gawd, I'm going to be 4 next month. Jeeze. Age does creep up on us, no?
Take great care,
Yes, Lorlie it does creep-- and it tends to get creepier.
I know I owe you a reply to a question that you asked me about Yosemite lodging-- and routes. I looked around, but have not really seen anything that is not available on the net. I did write a promo for Big Creek Lodge in Fish Camp--- but when you are coming from your side of the mountain it is just too bad that you can't take the "as the crow flies" route. Now that Tioga Pass is open, that's an option. It is a steep winding road for the driver, but beautifully spectacular.
Don't worry about the reply, we've been feverishly planning on Tioga's opening before June of this year, and whoopee, it is! Lee Vining is only around 60 miles from our home, so that'll be our choice.
Thanks for going to all the trouble, though!
Way to hang in there!!! Just turned 4 myself, 2 weeks ago. Time sure goes by quick when your having fun... or not paying attention...
Thank you, Richard. It's true-- the years fly by faster as you keep accumulating them! I thought I was only a little over four. Iam afraif to read your hot chocolate recipe; I might be drawn over to the dark side.
And here I am, just turned 3. A toddler still in diapers, but it does seem like yesterday.
Just you wait, wilderness, I think you are a keeper.
Indeed. I don't remember diapers, but I sure did write a few things that were.. cr...... er... I mean...disposable. We all do it.
Congrats Rochelle. It's always nice to see longtime hubbers still hubbing around.
That's quite a milestone! Congratulations! I just reached my one year anniversary here, these anniversaries are a time of reflection, am I right?
Right. I'm reflecting on how I have spent this much time without writing as much as I thought I would... Still it has been fun.
Congratulations Rochelle! Five years of successful hubbing is quite an accomplishment!
Thank you, Wrylit-- I love your deep insightful stuff. I can't bring myself to comment with a deep insightful reply that your work deserves. Just hanging around gets your year allocade-- I'm mostly an innocent bystander and observer.
congratulations Rochelle.Your long time with hubpages gives me hope as a beginner.At least I now know that at hubpages we can all mature like wine.Wishing you many more years of great hubbing.
Congratulations..That is quite an accomplishment..I had no idea hubpages had been around that long...wonder how long it has been around..
Congratulations, Rochelle Frank. Happy 5th Anniversary. WOW!
Congrats on your milestone--what you've gained may not all show, but the journey continues to be a learning experience and that's almost as good as the actual writing!
Congratulations Rochelle, I too hit that milestone a couple of weeks back. I am still amazed at how quickly 5 years have passed. I guess HP is more addictive than we realise.
Congrats Rochelle! Five years is a long time and I hope you had a blast through it all. I just recently hit my first year mark last month and this year was the most productive of my writing life. The time does fly when on this site. I hope you have another great year here.
Congratulations Rochelle. Five years is a long time. I am closing in on four soon.
Congratulations, Rochelle Frank! It is so motivating to see long time hubbers. Cheers
Hey, what do you know, I've turned five at some point as well.
Is there some place where Hubpages records our actual join date?
When some new spam filters were added to HP a few years later, all my Greek art and mythology educational hubs got locked as "overly promotional," so I just deleted and moved them to a different site (I now realize that my image photo credits must've tripped the two outbound link limit). Therefore I'm not sure of the exact date when I started here.
I had the same problem with image photo credits causing some of my hubs to flag up as overly promotional. It was because I had several images all from Morguefile and attributed back to the source correctly with a link to the original image. I emailed the HP Team about it and they removed the flag so the hubs no longer showed as being overly promotional. Might be worth bearing in mind in case this ever happens to you again.
Yep. I solved it by making only the first image credit a link and the rest merely captions. It's just that at the time, I was busy with grad school, and I didn't have the patience to figure out what the new filters were fussing about. Now I know.
Anyway, congratulations, Rochelle! You've stuck with it, whereas I was MIA for a couple years!
Apologies for threadjack.
The slight problem with how you dealt with it is that if the owner of the image was under a 'CC BY' license that required a link back to them you would not have fulfilled their conditions for use of the image by only attributing the site on one image. I attribute those images back to the exact page they were on nowadays. I guess from now on though at least you know if you have this problem again you can still keep within the license terms, and if you get an overly promotional warning as a result you can ask HP to remove it
No problem-- you are adding to the information base. I had not thought of that circumstance as being over promotional, but now I know.
( Besides-- it was a bump.)
Thank you, all for the comments... and yes, it's really true that time flies faster, the older you get. I don't know if they keep a note of the date you join or of your first hub.
Congrats Rochelle! It's always good to see posts from hubbers that have stood the test of time and patience in HubPages. I'm fairly new here and was a bit worried at first by a number of naysayers that I saw posting on here about Google issues and reduced traffic, but despite all of that negative talk I've only posted a handful of hubs and they are doing quite well, every single one has been featured since I started. I've found here that writing style is key and many people seem to like my style. I've had years of successful blogging experience in my own WordPress blogs and I've had tons of readers and followers with those, so I simply re-applied all that I've learned in those here on HubPages, and so far it's been successful for me. All this being said, I hope to say happy 10th birthday to you when I hit my 5th here on HubPages!
I hope we can both celebrate those anniversaries.
Overall, HubPages is a friendly and positive community. People tend to make comparisons and get all negative about a lot of petty things-- but HP allows that to an extent.
I think the best approach is to just compare yourself to your former self-- if you are making progress, it's all good.
My thought is-- If you don't like it, you are free to experiment with other strategies. I you still don't like it, you are free to leave.
HubPages is a business that provides a service and an opportunity to writers. It isn't obligated to adjust to each person's wants and needs, even though it does seem to consider its users in a friendly and interactive way. Give it a good try and see if you are getting the personal return that you value.
Happy 5th Rochelle...
It was the community involvement from people like you that first attracted me to joining this site. So I thank you for the positive influence that you had in my decision to write here and that excellent sense of humor and wisdom of yours, that many of us had the opportunity to experience!
Rochelle Frank... You Rock IMO..
Congratulations from me as well, Rochelle! I always enjoy reading your Hubs and Forums postings. I should comment more often!
Congratulations, Rochelle! Think of it in dog years? Or maybe don't. Kindergarten is a better image.
Congratulations Rochelle. Your Hubs were one of the first I ever read. Your comments are always perceptive and you always conduct yourself with good grace and charm. Hope you are still up for the next five years and then the next ....
by Poppy 2 years ago
Time flies; it’s already been five years on this site. I love writing here and the cool people I’ve met. Here’s to another five!
by Chitrangada Sharan 4 weeks ago
The email today morning by HubPages, which made me smile!Thank you HubPages, Thank you Dear Friends and Fellow Writers, for all your support and encouragement over the years. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.My Best Wishes to everyone. Happy Writing.
by Peggy Woods 2 weeks ago
It is hard to believe that 13 years have passed since I wrote my first post on this site. Many things have changed over the years, and what I appreciate most are the HP friends from all around the world that I have gotten to know. Cheers to friendships new and old!
by Rochelle Frank 2 years ago
A hub I posted eleven (yes, ELEVEN) years ago has suddenly been boosted into hub stratosphere. Over the years it has gathered many favorable comments, and has consistently had 1 - 3 views per day for a loooong time. Suddenly it has shot up to about two thousand views a day for no discernable...
by icv 6 years ago
I have completed 3 years on HubPages by the end of February 2016. Thanks my dear fellow authors for supporting commenting on my hubs. Last 3 years, I have published more than 115 hubs and got 192000 plus hits? Looking for a better future here!!!
by Rochelle Frank 7 years ago
Many people have done much more in a much shorter time, but I rarely promote except for a tweet now and then. It's nice to see the totals.
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