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  1. Katrina Speights profile image77
    Katrina Speightsposted 3 years ago

    I couldn't find a specific place to post a hello to everyone, so I decided to put it here. I hope it isn't in the wrong spot. I also couldn't find anything that said I shouldn't introduce myself in this manner. If I was wrong in the way I went about this, I apologize.

    My name is Katrina and I just got started a few days handful of days ago. I have always liked writing but never wanted to go through the red tape associated with writing a book. Glad I found this site, I like the idea of the freedom to write whatever I want. Plus the tools to help me improve over all.

    Not sure if I should add anything else, but if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

    1. swilliams profile image85
      swilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Katrina! What a Classy way to introduce yourself! Welcome! I am wishing you well! Many Blessings!

      1. Katrina Speights profile image77
        Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the welcome! Sorry about it taking so long to reply, but somehow none of the notifications pointed me to you.

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image58
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages, Katrina!
      Wish you great times ahead. You would definitely enjoy writing here. The HP community is wonderful and very supportive and each day you learn something new. I think that's the best part.
      And yes, what an interesting way to say 'Hello' and meet other friendly hubbers!
      All the best!

      1. Katrina Speights profile image77
        Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the welcome, I am looking forward to writing and improving the way in which I write. People have already helped me out and I think that is wonderful.

    3. sripoonam profile image61
      sripoonamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hey Hi katrina , I am poonam , I too have started hub since 3 days back.I hope this is a great place to learn and interract.See you around .... hub pages

      1. Katrina Speights profile image77
        Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hello and thank you, welcome to hubpages as well. I have found the people most willing to help. If you get stuck, just ask and you will be pointed in the right direction.

  2. Joshua-C-Rarrick profile image50
    Joshua-C-Rarrickposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'm really excited by all the possibilities.

      1. Joshua-C-Rarrick profile image50
        Joshua-C-Rarrickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I am fairly new here myself, as you can see, but so far I like the community here. This is MUCH more laid back than the normal journalism and stock market reports I write lol.

        1. Katrina Speights profile image77
          Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I bet, I heard there is a lot of stress involved with that kind of writing

          1. Joshua-C-Rarrick profile image50
            Joshua-C-Rarrickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            There can be a large amount of stress, but it is very rewarding as well. I remember the first time I had a piece quoted by the NYT I was like a little kid at an amusement park LOL.

            1. Katrina Speights profile image77
              Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              LOL, I would have been too, though maybe a bit overwhelmed as well.

              1. Joshua-C-Rarrick profile image50
                Joshua-C-Rarrickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I felt that as well...Since then I have had pieces used by CNBC, FOXBusiness, Reuters, and several other major networks, as well as sparking the interest of some very famous investors and CEOs to the point they started tracking me through social media. I thought these were HUUUUGE accomplishments until I learned that pretty much any writer who writes about a company or product a lot tends to catch that company's interest lol. I am most likely one of thousands of writers they track...When I look at it like this I am definitely much more humble than the day my first piece was published LOL

                1. Katrina Speights profile image77
                  Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  No doubt, but congratulations on being recognized anyway. I'm pretty sure a lot aren't.

                  1. Joshua-C-Rarrick profile image50
                    Joshua-C-Rarrickposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I agree! There are many writers here who have much more skill and experience than I do. I am loving the reading and research material I have found here! More Hubbers should be in the limelight of the press!

  3. Thelma Alberts profile image84
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages Katrina! I hope you will like it here.

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, so far I already do. I'm still figuring out everything, and think it will be a while before I have everything down, but I'm enjoying myself.

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    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    Welcome! If you need help figuring stuff out the Learning Center has lots of tutorials and explanations. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, lol I have been spending a lot of time there. Plus looking through all the questions and answers and such.

  5. Romeos Quill profile image80
    Romeos Quillposted 3 years ago

    Welcome along Katrina! There are some really great writers and talented folk here at HP; haven't visited for a while, but the community here is superb and very supportive. I certainly wish you well in your new endeavours. smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'm looking forward to all this site has to offer. I agree with you, I have already read some very top notch articles.

  6. LongTimeMother profile image98
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    Weclome, Katrina. My tip would be to remember that if you are writing under your real name (and being tracked liked Joshua), your opinion on everything will be in full view of all who choose to research you.

    So if, for instance, you decide to apply for a job in the future, HP will be just one of the places they find out about you.

    With that in mind, I trust you'll enjoy being on HP. smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes this is my real name, I have no problem telling people my opinions. smile
      Truth is I don't really want to be apart of the hustle and bustle, I really want to spend my life hiking from place to place. This site gives me the chance to do that and write without all the stress involved. Thank you for the welcome and the warning.

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    goodfuturereincposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  8. csmiravite-blogs profile image77
    csmiravite-blogsposted 3 years ago

    I read your article about graveyards and it is great! I didn't know that creepy things can still look..... well, creepy! Nice hub and welcome to the site! big_smile

    1. ARUN KANTI profile image59
      ARUN KANTIposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages. Joining this writing site I have learnt a lot while publishing my short stories/essays based on my lifelong experience. Wish you a very successful; literary journey with us.

      1. Katrina Speights profile image77
        Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I'm hoping to improve myself as well. I've always enjoyed writing and this seems like the perfect opportunity for me.

    2. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I do enjoy all things creepy. smile

  9. WriterJanis profile image77
    WriterJanisposted 3 years ago

    Hello and welcome!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  10. sparkleyfinger profile image94
    sparkleyfingerposted 3 years ago

    Hi and welcome!! Have decided to follow you because your hubs are quite cool! Hope to read more of them :-)

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I've got a hundred ideas, just trying to sort them all, lol.

  11. delaneyworld profile image80
    delaneyworldposted 3 years ago

    A very warm welcome to you, Katrina! Glad you are here and hope you have lots of fun! smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'm already having fun. I love to write and tell stories. This has given me the chance to do it in a way I like.

  12. paulburchett profile image70
    paulburchettposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  13. Justin McLean profile image84
    Justin McLeanposted 3 years ago

    Welcome! I'm fairly new here as well, but I really enjoyed reading your work. Good luck here and have fun with it smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, the same to you as well!

  14. spartucusjones profile image96
    spartucusjonesposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to the Hubpages community! It can be a fun and welcoming place.

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I went to bed last night and woke up to a lot of welcome, so I see what you mean.

  15. starme77 profile image79
    starme77posted 3 years ago

    nice to meet you smile you will find a great community of writers here smile

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, and to you as well. I'm really glad to have found it, kinda surprised it took me this long. Just didn't know to look for this kind of of thing. The people here have been very welcoming and supportive already, and I appreciate it.

  16. The Examiner-1 profile image76
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Katrina, you will meet many friends here. Someone has already given you the link to the Learning Center but feel free to ask questions anytime that you need information which you cannot find. Other writers, even the staff, are glad to assist.

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I'm glad to hear that and I hope to be able to help in the future once I figure it all out myself.

  17. amiebutchko profile image86
    amiebutchkoposted 3 years ago

    Welcome Katrina!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  18. Inspired Heart profile image89
    Inspired Heartposted 3 years ago

    Hi Katrina, welcome! I hope you will have a great time on Hubpages.

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I already am and wish you the same!

  19. isharkbait profile image95
    isharkbaitposted 3 years ago

    Welcome! I think you will like what you find here. There is literally something for everyone. If I may offer a few tips that have helped me: write out ideas you have for hubs, write about what you are interested in and passionate about, and try to use as many of your own pictures as possible.

    If you ever need help with anything on this site don't hesitate to ask for help. You will get the answers you are looking for, and most people are more than happy to explain how certain things work (like the whole getting paid thing). Best of luck, and have fun!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, I do already have a note book with over 3 pages of ideas written, picking which one I want to write about and also feel confident about (if I'm ready for it or if I don't feel I can do the topic justice) is what I'm working on now.

  20. P Priyadarshana profile image80
    P Priyadarshanaposted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! I'm sure you will love your stay here! And the community even more!!!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I'm already having a good time.

  21. ologsinquito profile image92
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Hi Katrina, welcome and good luck.

  22. ologsinquito profile image92
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Hi Katrina, welcome and good luck.

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  23. word55 profile image76
    word55posted 3 years ago

    Hello, welcome aboard!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, thank you very much!

  24. ComfortB profile image89
    ComfortBposted 3 years ago

    Hello,

    Welcome to Hubpages Katrina! You're in the right place, and yes you can holler from anywhere!

    1. Katrina Speights profile image77
      Katrina Speightsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello, thank you for the warm welcome.!

 
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