How to Celebrate a 2-Year Anniversary at HP

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  1. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Well, I decided to write the title but not the hub, lol. Seriously, what kind of traffic would it get anyway, yikes. So I decided to celebrate my 2-year anniversary in a forum post by sharing tidbits I've learned along the way. Hopefully, it will help HP newcomers/Squidoo transfers on the journey to a successful run on HubPages.

    Hunker down and write a LOT of excellent quality hubs; you will save yourself a lot of time not having to come back and do a lot of fixing and editing later.

    Understand the "bigger picture" as far as the business side of online writing; don't get upset when things don't seem fair or go your way; it's so much bigger than one writer; it's big business.

    Be the best you can be, strive for professionalism, take the craft seriously when it comes to punctuation, grammar, and spelling.

    Pace yourself, don't get burned out or discouraged; it will get better if you take your time and hang in there like a trooper.

    Allow yourself to make mistakes AND improvements; even the best hubs can stand a little dusting off.

    Gain, retain, and put to use all the knowledge you can from the Learning Center and the forums; it will pay off.

    Expect things to change just when you thought you finally had on handle on this beast called online writing; it has a life of its own.

    Surrender to all things you have no control over and let it go (fluctuations in hubscores, hubberscores, and traffic; understanding HOTD and EC; attitudes in the forums). Focus on what you do have control over - - writing articles.

    Thank you, HP community for your support, help, and unique online friendships.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image61
      Brie Hoffmanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats...I would add learn from other writers on HP, read other hubbers articles, it will save you time to learn from others rather than learning it yourself.

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I agree! It helped me tremendously, great advice. Thanks, Brie. smile

    2. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My but the time does fly, two years!  I joined three months behind you and hoping against hope that I make  100000 views by then:)
      Thanks for the good advice given here and I hope that your next twelve months will be your best yet.

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, sallybea. I can't believe how fast it went either.

    3. Jodah profile image88
      Jodahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations Jan, great advice too not to stress what you can't control. If I knew your 2 year Anniversary was approaching I would have baked a cake...oh well, maybe for your 3rd. smile

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image73
        The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I can see it going through the email. LOL

        1. janshares profile image97
          jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Ha, ha, ha, thanks, jodah. Not too late. smile

    4. Writer Fox profile image53
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Happy Anniversary, Jan!

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9215634_f248.jpg

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Writer Fox. So nice to see you back in time to celebrate with me.

    5. Nancy Hardin profile image61
      Nancy Hardinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Happy Anniversary Jan. What you did there was very clever, spelling out HubPages with the first letter of each paragraph. But more than that, you hit the nail on the head with your advice. I've used an old saying I've used before about this kind of thing: I may play here, but the playground belongs to someone else. Of course, not meaning actual "play," but I'm sure you get what I mean. We don't get to make the rules, but if we stay, we must abide by them. I hope you've enjoyed your 2 years as much as I enjoyed my 4+ on Squidoo. I learned a lot there, and I expect I will learn here too. Thanks for a great read and I'm going to follow you so I can see how you do it. (smile)

      1. janshares profile image97
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Very nice post, Nancy. I appreciate all that you said. Thank you and welcome aboard!

    6. kenneth avery profile image81
      kenneth averyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, jan, for your anniversary. You earned it. I am proud to know you as a friend, follower and very talented writer. I wish you only the BEST from this moment forward on and off of HP.

  2. Valerie P Davis profile image85
    Valerie P Davisposted 4 years ago

    That's excellent advice! Those are all good tips wherever you're writing.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    Very nice, janshares.  Happy 2nd!  smile

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Valerie and rebekahELLE.

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    swilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Jan! You are a beautiful writer! Your expression through poetry is also a blessing! Keep up the inspiring work!

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, swilliams, very sweet of you.

  5. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the tips, janshares, and happy anniversary!

  6. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Jan, that was good advice.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, AliciaC and Kevin. Glad you liked the advice.

  7. bettyshares profile image78
    bettysharesposted 4 years ago

    http://dl10.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1007/1007590dm6fri3yjc.gif

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oooo, bettyshares, so pretty. Thank you!

  8. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 4 years ago

    Jan - Happy Anniversary! So thoughtful of you to post these tips so others can benefit.

  9. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Jan on your 2nd year smile  Thanks for sharing your tips.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks ChristinS and vocalcoach. The tips are the least I could do as a way to give back a fraction of all I've gained from my experience at HP.

  10. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 4 years ago

    I wish I could vote thumbs up and useful on this post, Jan! This is a morale booster.Thank you.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha ha, so nice of you, Marie. You're welcome.

  11. Arachnea profile image75
    Arachneaposted 4 years ago

    Congrats! Milestones are excellent warm fuzzies. big_smile

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes they are, Arachnea. Thank you for celebrating with me.

  12. word55 profile image70
    word55posted 4 years ago

    Congrats Jan! Hugs, hugging and hug some more to ya :-))

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, word55, hugs right back.

  13. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image30
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

    Congrats jan and Happy Anniversary. Excellent tips, informative and helpful too. You are a good writer and fine presenter.  Hope and pray you have more success in the coming days.  But rather than a forum post, it would have been better if you had done a hub as surely it will bring you more viewers and attention. Anyhow your attempt is welcome. God bless you.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, sunnilkunnoth2012, for your vote of confidence. I just didn't think it would make a hearty hub of quality but I still wanted to share and celebrate. Oh well, maybe I'll do a hub at 3 years. smile

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    mumsgatherposted 4 years ago

    Thank you for this. I have not read the Learning Center as much as I should because of information overload. Thanks for the reminder to look into it. Your advice is sound advice for a newbie on HubPages just coming over from Squidoo.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      To be honest, mumsgather, I found the Learning Center overwhelming when I started here and would avod it like the plague. But now I understand its value. I still think it's easier to ask questions in the forums. Visit specific areas a little at a time.

  15. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 4 years ago

    Congrats Jan!  Time does fly ... and you have given great tips here, especially to not sweat the stuff out of our control.

    Blessings for many more years to come!

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much, Faith Reaper. You are a special hubber who has made my two-year stay here worthwhile. Blessings to you, too.

  16. Barbara Kay profile image91
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations! I can remember when you just started here. My, but time flies.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Barbara Kay. Yep, exactly 2 years today.

  17. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations! It is your anniversary and yet you are giving us a present of such great advice. I agree wholeheartedly!

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Millionaire Tips, just paying it forward.

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    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    This is so great! Congrats on your anniversary. You are such a good Hubber. You really do make the community better.

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Lisa, nice of you to say.

  19. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!
    big_smile

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Stacie L!

  20. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 4 years ago

    Thanks of sharing!

  21. firstday profile image60
    firstdayposted 4 years ago

    I meant thanks for sharing!

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome.

  22. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations from an old-timer:  celebrate in STYLE!
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9218278.jpg

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh how lovely, gmwilliams. Thank you very much. Cheers!

 
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