The Serendipitous Thread

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago

    COLONY

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago

    Nothing will change until it happens to their kids.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago

    Account Number
    Statement Date
    Amount Due
    Due Date

    I ponder this. I ponder the dead forums. I ponder it all. I ponder how I can reach out. It would be easy, but it would require work. I guess first would be why the second monitor does not light.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago

    Direct plugin, but not. Dead forums there are.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Not sure about your part of the world, but down south it is Friday. The forums are always quiet on Fridays, and rarely have any activity in the evenings.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        nuuuur

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 21 months agoin reply to this

          what?

  5. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 21 months ago

    Looks like you got your wish.

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 21 months ago

    A Spinoff from this thread:

    Madness and Mirth and Nonsense (Spinoff From the Serendipitous Thread)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      "Serendipitous" has run its course, have at it. big_smile

      I'm still trying to figure out where"nuuuur" came from.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 21 months agoin reply to this

        me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          lol

          My best guess. Dropped magnifying glass on keyboard. But that doesn't explain moving mouse to click. Did the magnifying glass do a double bounce to hit submit?

          Aside from that, is the world a mess or not? Can't decide between depressed and resignation and ignore.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 21 months ago

    48 hours ago I was shoveling 6 inches of snow.

    Today, it's in the low 60s and I was able to take my lunch time power walk with no jacket.

    Welcome to Bizarro World.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds like New England; if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes!  wink
      Or, where I lived in Pacifica, CA, years back; if you don't like the weather, drive 3 miles! wink

  8. Margie Lynn profile image94
    Margie Lynnposted 21 months ago

    Sounds like Texas! If you don't like the weather just wait awhile it will change! At least a little variety!

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months ago

    Well, well, well!  (A very deep subject!)

    A cousin of mine, with whom I have collaborated on our mutual detective search through our family history, was unfamiliar with Hub Pages when I mentioned it to him.  So, I sent him a link to my profile, and he was very impressed with my writings.

    He especially liked my pieces on genealogy.  He then told me something very interesting:  he is in a position to put articles into a Genealogical Society's journal, published twice a year.  He wanted me to write up any story I might have about any sort of serendipitous find relating to the search.

    I do have just such a story, so I penned it up real quick the other night, and sent it off.  He said it was great; just the sort of thing they look for, and it will be published in their June issue! 

    Woo-Hoo!  I'm going to be published in print!  wink

    1. k@ri profile image88
      k@riposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      That's wonderful!  Serendipity indeed.  smile

    2. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! Do we get to see your article Liz?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Probably not unless you subscribe to the particular genealogy journal...  sad  I suppose I could tack it on to one of my genealogy articles...that wouldn't be a duplication, I don't think...I don't know if the other publication is also online or not.  If so, then I can't.  I'll have to ask my cousin and find out.

  10. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

    The remake of "Death Wish" w/Bruce Willis opens this Friday. Man, I hope its a hit...cuz ever since the remake trailer hit the net a few months ago, my old hub about the original "DW" films with Charles Bronson suddenly started kicking all kinds of traffic ass, I don't want it to end! smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      IMO, remakes are never as good as the originals; furthermore, I'm getting tired of the lack of imagination, in that Hollywood can't seem to think up any new stories, and finds the need to constantly rehash old ones.  sad

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
        FatFreddysCatposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Oh, I agree about remakes and I don't care if the new movie is any good... I just hope it sticks around for a while so my Hub can keep benefiting from the gravy train big_smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          You are right. I'd write about purple penguins if I thought it'd get traffic.

          Meanwhile, another industrious day in the works. Can't believe tomorrow will be March already; will be an interesting month for me. Have published 7 articles so far this year; alas, not a viral one in the lot. Where are the purple penguins when you need them?

          1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
            EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            I have been writing stuff but apparently HubPages editors have standards for some silly reason (LOL). I am spending so much time editing my stuff to get on to network sites. I suppose this is good practice anyways. I NEED it. But it sort of discourages me from writing often. If I am just going to get messages stating to fix my spelling and grammar. Sigh...why didn't I pay attention in English class. Then maybe I would know all the silly grammar rules and how to use a great sentence structure. Thankfully I can still do some research now.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

              The real danger is getting thrown off the network sites. I've actually developed an editor phobia and am afraid to do updates. Tough town around here. I've noticed the forums have gotten more brutal as well. And then of course, there is the beloved Google indexing lottery; 100,000(or whatever) people competing for the top 3 spots. Candles in the wind...

              1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
                EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                I doubt that would happen but in extreme cases. Nothing I ever edited after being moved has got any warnings.

                At this point I don't even care about being the best. I just want people to find me at all.

                1. paradigmsearch profile image87
                  paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                  You have just described my website. lol

                  What's really frustrating is that:
                  1. My bounce rate is less than half my HP rate, but Google is unimpressed.
                  2. My session duration rate is more than double my HP rate, but Google is unimpressed.
                  3. I have over 100 freaking articles there, but Google is unimpressed.

                  At least the thing does get daily traffic, but that's about all I can say for it.

                  Oh well, meanwhile today is mostly dedicated to real world stuff.

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Meanwhile... this traffic ass-kicking phenomenon continues.

      The movie opens tomorrow.

      C'mon, Bruce. Don't f*** this up for me. big_smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        I'm sure our main man, Bruce, will come through for you. big_smile

        1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
          FatFreddysCatposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          The Bruce Willis Effect seems to be holding steady for now. We'll see how things go after the flick's opening weekend grosses come in. big_smile

          1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
            EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Glad things are going well for you. My traffic has been steadily the same but I have no complaints. I am sort of shocked I wrote stuff that actually gets views. You seem to enjoy writing about music and videos.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Every movie he has ever been a part of has always been first class. Your odds are extremely good.

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

    Am I the only one who posts a hub, gets it featured, but then can't help going back into edit mode on it time after time after time for the next several days, just to fix/rephrase/edit "one more thing?" It's like picking at a scab.

    At the rate I'm going with my latest entry, it will probably have about 100 hits by the end of the day... and 90-odd of them will be from me. smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Same here. However, I strongly suspect we represent the majority. big_smile

  12. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Gotta do a rant...

    Just discovered another one of my articles on the front page of Google, yet the thing gets no traffic. These ongoing discoveries truly qualify as WTF moments. To beat all the odds and still lose? What is that?

    Rant concluded.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I have noticed the same phenomenon with a couple of my hubs. "Yay, I'm on the first page of Google!
      (checks view stats) ....so what?"

      It helps if your article is about something people are actually searching for.

      ...I tend to write about a lot of weird/obscure/off the wall stuff. Realistically, how many people on any given day are Googling those topics? My own un-scientific results seem to indicate that it's a few dozen, if I'm lucky. (shrugs)

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        I thought of that, but the topics are mainstream interest; nary a purple penguin mentioned anywhere. At any rate, I'm messing with the titles to make them more enticing.

      2. EricFarmer8x profile image96
        EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        I have a Hub that is the same position. I wrote a Hub about Rediquite. These are the rules and guidelines for the website Reddit. My Hub is in position three on page one right under the Reddiquette page on the website itself. But I get only a few views a day if that. I guess maybe people just don't care about the rules. Not enough to want to read about them it seems. That being said this is a pretty specific niche subject so I was not expecting a large amount of traffic. Just some I guess.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    3:30 am. Couldn't fall back asleep, so am up for the day.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this
      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Good one.

        Meanwhile, I've already realized I feel writing-and-website-work unmotivated today. Hopefully, other things will be accomplished.

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Have a great day Para (full moon!)

          1. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Your full moon comment reminded me I have to update my astrology website segment. It is the only segment that panders to the masses, the other stuff I'm proud of.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Amazing, got all sorts of stuff done and it isn't even noon yet. I feel a meme coming on, but nothing specific has come to mind yet.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Paradigmsearch goes to get a drivers license, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39k067hcgYY

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

      1. k@ri profile image88
        k@riposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Oh, that's great!  big_smile

  15. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

    Well, they say you should write what you know, and that's what I know. smile

  16. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Sunday. Got some real world work that needs to be done today, but having a heck of a time working up the energy to do it.

    Analytics say first half of March article traffic will be fairly  good; last half of March, not so much.

    Daylight saving time is next weekend.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Morning Para, thanks for the tip on Daylight Savings Time. Happy now I neglected to change the clocks back. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Good move. The non DST time period really has become short over the years.

        Meanwhile, gonna spend March letting social media know about my brilliant articles. It was a waste of time doing it before and I am sure it will be a waste of time again. Desperate times, desperate measures.

  17. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Hub traffic stats starting off good this week. And I haven't even hyped any of them on social media yet.

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
      EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I post on Twitter about every day and it amounts to all of like 3 extra views a month. I somewhat enjoy it though otherwise, I would say it is a waste of time.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        I was pretty active on Twitter a few years ago; I did find it to be a colossal waste of time.  The feed zooms by so fast with the millions of people posting everything from political opinions to what they had for lunch...any promotions you're trying to have noticed just get lost in the shuffle.
        That is, unless you live a life of leisure, and have the time to sit there re-posting every 10 minutes...oh, and don't forget the time to actually exchange tweets with folks, and re-tweet others' posts...it's a social media, after all, and if you don't show interest in others, and help them promote their stuff, too, you're going to be very disappointed in the results. (Or rather, lack thereof.)
        Since I am not independently wealthy, and have to do my own household chores, I don't have that kind of time, so I gave it up as a bad job.  Once in a blue moon I'll post or re-tweet something that I see pop up on Facebook or in the news that I feel is worthy of notice...otherwise, I don't bother with it.

  18. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Yep, and Facebook is likewise and once again generally proving useless to me as well.

    1. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Try google+ to communities that will be interested in your topics.  I find that I get a little bump, but Google seems to smile on the backlinks and if it gets some likes or "+" then Google likes that even more.

      When I moved my blog from one address to another, I lost all of my Google + and that hurt the blog much more than I would have expected. I think therefore that google gives it some juice.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks. I'd given up on G+, but I'll give it one more shot. I'm glad you posted, G+ was going to be next on my hit list.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    And FCK YOU, Twitter. My posts are not showing up in the designated hashtag threads. And what is showing up there is total cr@p.

  20. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    And just tweeted this:

    "Sick and tired of my tweets not showing up on the hashtag threads. Fed up. Am closing the account."

    I mean seriously, am done dealing with this kind of garbage.

  21. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image98
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 20 months ago

    Twitter is a waste of time, for me anyway. As a writer, I'm surprised by how much I've never used the platform, but it's mostly full of celebrity banter and old news.

  22. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Found the deactivate button. Will wait until the top of the hour and then check the hashtag thread one more time to be sure. I'll even do a search of the top 100 posts. If mine isn't there, that d@mned account is indeed closed and I am gone.

  23. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Per previous converse, it is done. Twitter account closed. Here's the message they'll give you:

    "
    Your account is now deactivated.
    Your account will be permanently deleted in 30 days.
    If you change your mind you can reactivate by logging in before your account is deleted permanently.
    Click here to sign up for a new account.
    "

    My last tweet? I decided to be nice about it, "Got tired of my tweets never showing up on the designated hashtags. Sorry."

    Who knows? Maybe someone at Twitter will actually see it.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      An update:

      Well, someone at Twitter actually did see my final post. How do I know this? Because they sent me an email. What did the email say? Basically, if I pay them they will include my tweets in their hashtags. Here's some partial quotes from their email:

      "Your amplification. Automated. Jump back in."
      "Pay a flat monthly fee"

      Needless to say, never going to happen.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 20 months agoin reply to this

        #twitterisascam
        You can read more about it at www.twitterthescam.com
        I wonder if Trump has to pay for his hashtags?

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Twitter must have sent some hit men after that domain, not found.

          Meanwhile, HP traffic and earnings performance continues to be amazing. I truly don't know how they do it. I'm even becoming optimistic about the impending summer months.

  24. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Glad that soul-sucking irritant in my life has been removed. On to the next one.

  25. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    HP threatened my top-earning hub yesterday. They also deleted 3 SEO-enhancing links and a paragraph of content. All I can do is hope they didn't cross the tipping point with Google. The last time HP did this to me, it cost me $400-500 a year in revenue (and still does). This current incident would be even more devastating; all I can do is wait and see.

    This ongoing vulnerability to thoughtless, inexperienced, robotic actions scares the cr@p out of me. Trying to decide which additional hubs I should migrate now to start building longevity with Google elsewhere.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Next week I get a needle stuck in my eye (AMD). Won't be the first time, doc did it last month as well. I wrote all about it, too bad I'm not allowed to tell you where it is.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      That sounds like something that would be popular on Twitter.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        No point, nobody there would ever see it.

  27. snakeslane profile image84
    snakeslaneposted 20 months ago

    https://youtu.be/CKgj1FNToWY

    Get out of Town/Neil Young
    Morning Serendipity song.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Ya know, I'm becoming a recluse and I like it.

  28. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Just a bragging note. Couldn't help it.

    There is an article I wrote that I am totally enamored with. That is because it is about my beloved 82 Camaro. It took 4 months, but I finally came up with a viable Google search phrase for the title. Like they say, never give up.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Would love to read it Para, but I can't find it!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        The cloud menu reveals all. Once you click that, you'll need to page down to the second article.

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Um, nope. sorry. Maybe if you just tell me the name of the article? And which category to look in (in the cloud menu, got that). Or not, if you want to protect title search, I totally get it.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            See me at Randy's.

  29. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Well, sports fans. A general lament.

    I have edited/updated over 100 pages this year. The net effect on their rankings? Absolutely none. Once Google makes up their mind about something, it's permanent no matter what you do. Total waste of time.

    Then there's the recent 7 new articles I've published. Going to have to wait the usual 1-2 years before Google does anything with those, if ever.

    Still prospering from stuff I've written years ago, but improving on that appears impossible these days. Between Google's intractability and the one billion other competing websites out there, it's time for me to find a new endeavor. The problem is that I've already been aware of this for a long time now and have lamented about it before. Still haven't found an answer. Am dedicating this weekend to finding that next, new passion in life. The current one is dead.

  30. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Am looking at electronic kits. Haven't found anything that I'd have a use for after building it. Any ideas? big_smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm, let me see, here...
      Maybe if you built an air pump with remote control, you could maker a self-re-inflating whoopee cushion.
      Or, if you built an r/c transmitter, you might have some fun with tasking over control of someone's drone, and give them surprise images. LOL
      Oh, I know! A microscope kit for dissecting political lies!
      Hee Hee Hee!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Now that you mention it, nefarious ideas are indeed also welcome. big_smile

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
          DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Here's my latest on my spinoff thread:
          https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … ost3989413

  31. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Even though I'm on the HP Ad Program, I keep getting AdSense clicks on top of that. I was contemplating migrating another one of my hubs away from HP, but decided I am leaving everything as is for the foreseeable future.

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
      EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I got my Adsense account early on before Google started to get more strict. I didn't even need content for it. They just gave it to me. I wonder if I could even get one these days.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        You are right. Every year, everything having to do with online writing just keeps getting harder and harder. It really is becoming one very tough town.

  32. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Uh-oh. I see the fate of serendipity is being discussed on another thread.

    ----------------
    "Serendipity: the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for."
    ----------------

    Can serendipity  exist when it is hidden? Who knows? More than likely, it's death will immediately ensue.

    1. Jessie L Watson profile image92
      Jessie L Watsonposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Hey, I tried to make a case for ya lol

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I noticed. big_smile

        Whatever happens, happens. A 1000+ posts wan't bad. The way things have turned into such hardball around here, I have no problem moving on.

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      We enjoy many things discovered by serendipity:
      pencil erasers, penicillin, velcro, to name just a few... tongue lol

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Super glue is another one I remember.

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Shh, there are people trying to work here. Have a little courtesy.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image87
            paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Sorry, my bad.

  33. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Monday. Monday. Will the forum fracas escalate or de-escalate? Will serendipity die? Stay tuned for this and other exciting adventures in HP Land. As a side note, HP traffic was not bad this weekend.

    Meanwhile:

    Time and Space. Can't live with it. Can't live without it.

    1. EricFarmer8x profile image96
      EricFarmer8xposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      I had the most traffic ever this weekend. I wish I could maintain those numbers all of the time.

  34. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 20 months ago
    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Good link!

      And really too soon to tell, but I'm already suspecting we are benefiting from it.

  35. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Got paid a grand slam one cent for a click on my website. My response? I immediately shut off the ads. I won't put up with that kind of cr@p anymore; I'd rather have the speeded up load time and try again sometime later. Otherwise, it's been a good day.

    1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
      Beth Eaglescliffeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      That was me! I visited your website and thought I'd spread some love by clicking on an ad. Sorry it turned out to be a lemon, the intention was good.

  36. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Tuesday morning. Forums depressing, too many days of too much venom. Am letting serendipity drop dead for the time being, In fact, I've lost enthusiasm for posting anywhere here at all.

    I know I'll be missed. big_smile big_smile big_smile

    Only temporary.

    Meanwhile:

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2YyIKsq84fM/V4_vq_3dQiI/AAAAAAAAAzg/j-Gg7MXhCI8I-Ch2H1JQTz66c3PKcIAlwCLcB/s1600/bomb.jpg
    Life is a mess. The world is a mess. Everything is a mess.
    Always has been. Always will be.

  37. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 20 months ago

    Take a mental health break, Para. It'll do ya some good. Drink some beer, watch a movie. We'll keep the light on for ya.

    Meantime, aside from my traffic taking a slight dump, everything seems to comin' up Milhouse at my end this week. An indie record label sent me four digital promos of their upcoming releases to review, with a promise of more to come soon. Yay! Heavy F'n Metal!! (grabs air guitar, rocks out)

  38. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Well, I've perked up since my post yesterday. The scheduled needle-in-the-eye AMD appt later in the day might have had something to do with my posting it. The appt went well, btw. Going to have to update my website article about it as soon as my blurriness goes away. Also, the forums seemed much more benign yesterday, so hoping things are back to normal there as well.

    Meanwhile, going to post a new thread shortly. It's too important to some people for me to just post about the subject here. I'll come back and post the link here, once I post the new thread.

    Update: https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … -to-an-end

  39. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Meanwhile, speaking of hype blasting, can't decide what to pester social media with today. Maybe I'll give them a break and just throw away another one of my non-earning flash fiction stories. They do seem to like those and it is good to not always have a link in my posts. big_smile

  40. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Want to know what a mess your town is (or is not)? Goto https://www.crimereports.com/ Mine is a total disaster.

  41. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Thursday, Thursday.

    Happiness with HP traffic. Sadness with website traffic.

    I composed a very interesting post for this thread yesterday. But what with the recent climate here, I ended up tossing it onto Facebook instead. I'll either lose half or double my followers, I have no idea which. Or nothing will happen at all, I'm still clueless about that place.

    Btw, for that problem that inevitably comes along every once in awhile when trying to share a hub on Facebook, this link immediately fixes that: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ Has worked for me every time.

    Got my retina injection shot out of the way for the month. If any one else here ever has to face that, drop me a note. I can help you.

    Meanwhile, here's an original quote I wrote a long time ago:

    "The fatal flaw of logic is it presupposes awareness of all relevant premises."

    Pretty much going to be my predominate, guiding thought for the day.

  42. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Wandering by. Curious as to no replies. Have decided to let the thread die.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      And then you said you changed your mind....Hey--that's a woman's perogative!  tongue lol

      1. snakeslane profile image84
        snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Changes are in the air: https://youtu.be/pl3vxEudif8

        1. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Good song.

          Meanwhile, as to this thread, my feelings have now become neutral. Used to be my pet thread, but now getting more traction on Facebook; plus more earnings potential there.

          If this thread gets activity, I'll respond; otherwise, I probably won't initiate anything new; unless it is really, really good.

          Meanwhile #2; both HP and website traffic were outstanding for a Friday.

          1. snakeslane profile image84
            snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            A little Saturday afternoon Serendipity?
            https://hellopoetry.com/poem/2413921/on-design/

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

              I wanted to get in app design (20 years experience). Even worse than writers; gateway.

  43. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 20 months ago

    Earnings potential on Facebook? What do you mean?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Just the usual, posting an intro and then a link to whatever you have ads on.

  44. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 20 months ago

    Don't let this thread die. It's great... and a perfect example of what Freeform discussion is about. Bits of everything. If it were food, it would be a sherry trifle or maybe bubble and squeak.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Oooh!  Bubble and Squeak!  Haven't had that dish in a long time.  Now that I have both ingredients in the house, methinks I'll steal some from the meat eaters who want all of it to go into their corned beef for St. Paddy's day!  big_smile lol

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Interesting about keywords.

  45. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Thanks!

    An update.

    Facebook tossed me a $10 ad credit awhile back. I decided to use it. Had to do with my retina injection experience. I really do want to get the word out on that. So much unnecessary fear out there. Trying to fix that.

  46. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    All depends if an actual human at Facebook sees it.

  47. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    "antediluvian"

    I mean seriously, no sh

  48. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Back to FB.

  49. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    "antediluvian"

    Someone, somewhere said that. Loved it, blasted it.

    1. snakeslane profile image84
      snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      maybe they meant antebellum...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image87
        paradigmsearchposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        You are original correct. Saw it.

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        nope; at least in my case, I did not mean "antebellum."  big_smile

        1. snakeslane profile image84
          snakeslaneposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Oh! well, nice try I wasn't even there!

  50. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 20 months ago

    Tracked back, sorry.

 
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