It has been a long time since I was here just saying hi to the hubbers I use to know life for me has been rough for the last few years it is nice to read a familiar hubber in yourself paradigmsearch look forward to reading and commenting
It's bin day today. Got the recycling bins out and the organic waste bin. The recycling bin company takes cardboard, paper, glass, cans, plastic containers,batteries,etc. The two organic waste bins are full of hedge and grass cuttings.
my 4yr old brother told me today that my bunny was "clapping his hands because i was there" we were outside and my bunny was in an incloser with him and my bunny was trying to get away but gave up and was washing himself, oh little brother.
I was a copyeditor for a newspaper for 3 years and a legal editor for our state's legislators for 30 years (bills, acts, law books), and I think I qualify as an expert witness that there are good people who are bad writers!
I am a retired professional editor of 33 years. I know there is such a thing as a bad writer. It is a person who doesn't bother to learn proper grammar and punctuation, sentence structure, and organizing one's thoughts into a non-chaotic manner.
Also; you have to know the rules well enough to understand when they can be broken for effect. There are some famous authors who have done so with success and impunity. (Steinbeck comes to mind, for one.)
Don't give up on your flash fiction. You can collect them into a book and self publish it - I know a number of people who are selling their on Amazon and while they won't get rich off the proceeds they are making a bit regularly. I have one I am working on with different lengths. Good luck.
Did you know Home Depot sells zip ties? I suppose that isn't a surprise, but I bought several heavy duty ones and used them to attach a rack to the top of my jeep. The bolts had rusted and broke when I removed it a few months earlier. Good things those zip ties.
Hubpages was GREAT once upon a time. I rarely write articles these days because it's no longer fun/engaging/profitable/etc. EXAMPLE: I'm an art historian / writer LIVING in Florence, Italy. I've been researching the Medici family for over 10 years. I wrote an interesting article about a famous gown that belonged to Eleonora di Toledo (propaganda fashion). It was featured in a local newspaper (Florence News) and praised by my colleagues. Hubpages refuses to feature the article. YET....they will publish and feature the most useless, stupid, opinion based crap.
They are refusing to feature it because you haven't kept up with the latest rules, that's all. You've featured two books on Amazon without giving a review of them, and it's obvious the second one is written by you (which counts as self promotion). Your layout would look bad on a mobile phone, too.
A lawyer, who had a wife and 12 children, needed to move because his rental agreement was terminated by the owner who wanted to reoccupy the home.
But he was having a lot of difficulty finding a new house.
When he said, he had 12 children, no one would rent a home to him because they felt that the children would destroy the place. He couldn't say he had no children, because he couldn't lie, we all know lawyers cannot and do not lie.
So, he sent his wife for a walk to the cemetery with 11 of their kids. He took the remaining one with him to see rental homes with the real estate agent. He loved one of the homes and the price was right -- the agent asked: "How many children do you have?
He answered: "Twelve."
The agent asked, "Where are the others?"
The lawyer, with his best courtroom sad look answered "They're in the cemetery with their mother."
MORAL: It's not necessary to lie, one only has to choose the right words.
Something is happening out of the ordinary. Not that we're experiencing earthquakes and hurricanes (it is, after all, hurricane season) but that they are happening back-to-back, within shorter time spans and with more intensity. Crazy threats of nuclear war heightens the feeling of doom and uncertainty. It makes you wonder. Makes you pray.
Staying out of the Q&A section for a while. Seeing all the gibberish/nonsenss/spam there constantly gets my dander up, and my well of snarky sarcastic replies has run dry.
If anybody wants to pick up my sword for a while and carry on the fight against the shady money lenders, spell casters, people who don't know the names of their first pets, mothers, or favorite teachers, or the packing and moving industries of Bangladesh ... have fun. I need a break.
...on the other hand, if HP were to offer me a bounty of, ohhh, let's say a nickel per spammer, I could possiblyyyy be coerced back to active duty.
And yet, there is a particular Q in there that keeps popping up again and again, with new answers; and it's a stupid question to start with! It's been answered umpteen dozen times, mostly with the same answers phrased differently, over and over and over again, ad nauseum! The question in question (hahaha--couldn't resist that one), is, "Is it normal for your dog to follow you around the house?" Seriously???? The thread is at least 6 years old; why is it still even active?!
That doesn't make sense. There is some sort of logic flaw here, Marisa. If you don't answer, then you, in part , are one of the reasons, by your lack of involvement, that questions get no indexed. A lack of involvement means a lack of answers. Including your own. Maybe that's how everyone thinks. Asking and answering questions thoughtfully does, you know, influence your score, if that is an incentive.
Most people ask questions with a slant. You can tell by the question what they think the right answer will be. If you answer on the wrong side, look out. I don't need to be drawn into arguments with people who have already made up their minds.
Been seeing on the news that the world ends Saturday, Sept 23. I wrote an article about how. Too bad I can't tell you where. Meanwhile, I just checked and HP hasn't deindexed anymore of my Q&A lately. Hub traffic dropping as usual as the weekend approaches. A stay-at-home, get chores done day. I see that Mark Ewbie is back, I hope he stays around awhile this time. I just realized the HP contest voting ended yesterday, oh well. May the best Hubbers win.
First we have all these predictions that the world ends tomorrow, Sept. 23rd. Now there is speculation in the media that North Korea will detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. If he does, I betcha he'll do it on the 23rd. Gonna be an interesting weekend.
Definitions are at <edit: link erased, jerks started doing pop-ups and blocking the page altogether, sorry, try a news site, might find there>. Anti-Trump folks will particularly love it. Side note: this thread is fine with both pro and con trump remarks.
An uninspired forum day. Got some writing and website work done though. Visitor traffic stabilized since yesterday's crash and burn. I've never seen such wide, weekly swings in traffic before; the worst day being literally half the best day and the best day being literally double the worst day.
Well, today was supposed to be a business-of-living getting stuff done day. Instead, it turned into a writing-all-day day. Now I'm stuck with having to do double tomorrow. Tired just thinking about it, but I'll muddle through. And I'm sure Donald will throw in some entertainment along the way.
Monday morning it now is. Already published a new web page. Rest of day and week dedicated to Real World usual treadmill of challenges. That and checking the news to see what the latest messes are. I'd like to do some forum memes along the way like in the good old days, but that spark seems to have just plain died; don't know why; we shall see. Leastwise I'll still drop by with my usual idiotic comments now and then. See? There was one just now. Onward and upward.
I have been following this thread. I remember when things were more lively. We could follow each other around and read together. Sorry I haven't commented. I seem to have lost touch with my wittyness, lol.
Good day, everyone!Happy Valentine's Day, if that is what you choose to celebrate (if anything) on this 14th day of February in the year 2018.We don't mark it as worth more than just another day.But, apropos of nothing in particular, for some unknown reason, it has struck my funny bone that...
WOW! HP forums have definitely hit a new record lately. Even some of the believers are complaining about it.Looks like the outright, self-admitted, street ministers have finally arrived to join the party.HP slowly sinks under a sea of bibles...Welcome to the new HP!!!
Bubblews is beginning to have serious troubles! I don't know what exactly is going on over there, but I was making pretty good money for a while and enjoying the site. I made some new friends that were really good writers, some of whom I invited here to join HubPages.One of our own HubPages authors...
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