I have like many other here, been so frustrated with Pandas and Penguins and all the technical details. From proper grammar to spelling errors to URLs not changing to the many changing guidelines. I have lived through it all here on HubPages. And like many of my fellow Hubbers I wanted to throw in the towel.
For you see, I am a fighter and quitting is not in my DNA.
Recently at church, a very talented professional retired and she has been working part-time and she was laid off from her part-time job! Wow! What a hit!
That got me thinking, what am I doing here on HubPages? And this new circumstance she is enduring got me thinking. What a wonderful part-time job when I retire! Wowza! This is big! I own the content, I understand the SEO and have a forum here to learn about Pandas and Penguins, and I can have a part-time job when I retire. A job where there is no layoff, a job from home, a job that I enjoy.
Let me see, I can choose my subjects. I can change my topics anytime. I can write when I want and I can go on vacation on a whim. Wowza! I never thought about this when I started and now with retirement looming in the next decades I now understand fully how this part-time love affair with writing fits beautifully in my lifestyle.
What about you? What future plan do you have for your activity with HubPages?
That is exactly what I am doing. Since I have a website also, I haven't been adding new content here in awhile. My old content here is still earning. Money from both places is a nice addition to SS.
Like Barbara, HP income is a nice addition to SS. It was always supposed to be a supplement for retirement and although income has fallen since Panda it still provides a welcome addition.
Hi Easy Exercise,
I think many of us have the same idea, trying to make a little extra income to supplement whatever we have for retirement. Every little bit helps. I also see a lot of college students, probably trying to make a little extra to go towards bills. It's especially nice if you like to write anyway.
i don't care about the pandas or whatsoever, just comment, edit, update and write as usual. Don't let the bears bear you down.
I don't make much money.
Will continue as a happy customer, learning to write better articles and improving my existing ones.
What an interesting hobby this is. It's a wonderful thing to express whatever you know and share it with the world of people.
I've been here for a week I think. Reading the past posts about the Pandas and the Penguins kinda make me regret not starting sooner and make me feel like quitting occasionally.
And then, I think, no. This is a wicked opportunity for me just to spread my knowledge about things and learn from others. I've learned so much about writing, SEO, traffic, etc. and I only have 3 hubs (but I have three others being polished up to publish!).
This has been so much fun so far, and I hope to continue!
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