Yea, I Passed one half million views today! Celebration!

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  1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
    CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months ago

    I took 3 years and 4 months--my first hub was published on 6/17/14-- but I passed 500,000 views this morning. (As of the last update 500,064) views. I was hoping to hit 500 followers for a double whammy, but I am still 6 short. At my current rate of views, I think I will hit one million in 1 to 1 1/2 more years.
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    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Nice work, Catherine!

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
        CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Chrissy for your good wishes. And thanks to everyone who took the time to offer congratulations on my reaching a landmark.

    2. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Good for you, Catherine! I've been here six years and only have half that. But I do make payout every other month, so I'm okay with it.

      Congratulations!

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
        CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hang in there, brave warrior. Once it starts to happen for you, it is exponential. You will soon go from every other month, to every month. I think the key to success is to have a lot of high-quality hubs. Even hubs that only get 10-20 views a day--they add up.

      2. Jeremy Gill profile image95
        Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Haha I read brave's message wrong at first and thought she said six months. I was like shoot, I'd love to have had that in six months!

    3. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats Catherine, the next 500k will not take as long to achieve. I've been here over 8 years and have over 3,000,000 views so far. smile

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
        CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I hope to follow in your footsteps.

    4. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Well done Catherine!  So pleased for you, you deserve it.

    5. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Great work, keep it up. An inspiration to others. It'd be good to know if your specialist niche hubs are attracting most views?

    6. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Catherine!
      Hi, Christy.

    7. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      That's really great, congratulations!

    8. Paul Kuehn profile image93
      Paul Kuehnposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Catherine.  I have been on Hubpages since April of 2011 and am approaching 750,000 views.

    9. Ashish Dadgaa profile image20
      Ashish Dadgaaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Catherine

    10. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats, Catherine.  Actually, it will go much faster now.  I hit a million fairly quickly once I hit 500,000 and now am only 200,000 away from 2 million...all in less than a year.  I have found this to be true all the way through my journey here.  When I hit 10,000 someone told me views would add up more quickly but I didn't believe them.  That one did take awhile, but it's what happened.  I'll be here 6 years at the end of December, so actually you're doing much better than I did!

    11. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      congrats, how did you do that?

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image98
        CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Just kept plugging away day by day view by view. I know others have much more views and others reached this landmark much faster. I got lucky in that I had a few mini-viral events. It will take others longer. I think it helps that a lot of my hubs have been moved to niche sites. I think with another year  f steady submissions, I can get all of them moved.

    12. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!

    13. k@ri profile image89
      k@riposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent!  smile

    14. CatherineGiordano profile image98
      CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone for your support and good wishes. I just reached my 500th follower today. Plus since I first posted this , I've received another 8000 views towards the 1 million goal.

    15. k@ri profile image89
      k@riposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent!  You well deserve it.  I was just reading some of your work and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  You should make a million in no time!  smile

      1. Stacie L profile image87
        Stacie Lposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        That's good news..keep up the good work!

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 11 months ago

    Congrats! Interesting how things work differently for different Hubbers. For instance, I've been here almost as long as you, and I have a bit more views but much less followers. Regardless, well done. It's fun to imagine just how many people have had their lives impacted, however briefly, by our work.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Jeremy, that makes some sense to me.   Having a lot of followers suggests that Catherine might be spending a lot of time interacting within the HubPages community.   That is good for motivation, but doesn't contribute to success.  If Catherine had spent less time in the community and more time writing or networking outside HubPages, her figures might be more like yours. 

      So actually when you look at it, Catherine's figures are even more impressive because she's managed to do both at once - be popular in the community here AND get traffic.

  3. Rhyme Vine Poetry profile image83
    Rhyme Vine Poetryposted 11 months ago

    YAY! Congratulations!

  4. Jana Louise Smit profile image96
    Jana Louise Smitposted 11 months ago

    Celebration indeed! Your hard work and patience paid off. Well done! smile

  5. sarahspradlin profile image93
    sarahspradlinposted 11 months ago

    This is awesome Catherine! I've only been on about two months or so, I think I'm at around 1,220 views. I'm really hoping to supplement my income but in the mean time, even getting 10 cents has been so exciting for me!

    1. profile image0
      threekeysposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Big congratulations! Catherine.

    2. CatherineGiordano profile image98
      CatherineGiordanoposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      It took me 9 months to get my first payout, but after that I made payout almost every month.  It is slow going at first.

      1. enl1230 profile image69
        enl1230posted 10 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the info Catherine!

  6. Kenna McHugh profile image86
    Kenna McHughposted 11 months ago

    Not easy to do, congratulations.

  7. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 11 months ago

    Congratulations!  Keep at it and the views will stay rolling in.

  8. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 11 months ago

    Wonderful, Catherine. Congratulations!

  9. MomsTreasureChest profile image89
    MomsTreasureChestposted 11 months ago

    Congratulations, good job!

  10. pen promulgates profile image56
    pen promulgatesposted 11 months ago

    Wow.... Many congratulations!

  11. dougwest1 profile image94
    dougwest1posted 11 months ago

    Great work. I am not there yet, but I'll keep writing.

  12. iwrite100 profile image65
    iwrite100posted 11 months ago

    Congratulations!

    Your hubs are interesting smile

    I've been here for 3 years too but I only have 12k views lol. I have to work on my hubs.

  13. MsDora profile image93
    MsDoraposted 11 months ago

    Congratulations!  You've done well.

  14. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 11 months ago

    I started following you. Hopefully you'll reach 500 soon!

  15. Douglas Chigbo profile image81
    Douglas Chigboposted 11 months ago

    Great! Congratulations.

  16. cjnileski profile image75
    cjnileskiposted 11 months ago

    Congrats!  You got that far, you'll get your double whammy!

  17. Lisa Jane39 profile image85
    Lisa Jane39posted 10 months ago

    Congrats, Catherine for your views.

  18. Marie Flint profile image90
    Marie Flintposted 10 months ago

    Congratulations!

 
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