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You people are getting to me!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I just want everyone to know that I have written two hubs that don't begin with "Buy" or end with "Online." One even has pictures in it. The other was personal. Dear God, can a poetry hub be far behind?

    On Wednesday after the Obama speech, I ended up in the Political Forum - defending a Republican of all things.

    ...maybe I need an alter-ego. No I can face this mid-life crisis with my head up!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image68
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Alright Nelle...Bring it...with the poetry thang...?

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I love to read poetry. I'm reading Mary Oliver now.

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        Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        YEAH! What he said.
        LOL

        Wait'll ya start writing limmericks and publishing them...
        Oops, too late for me. Oh well...

    2. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yea Nelle.  Poetry can be right around the corner, I put up one of my poems, felt like I was jumping off a bridge!

      Don't get an alter ego- we love you for who you are big_smile

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      GeneralHowitzerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hehehe I was in the same scenario last week hehehehe with different fire thread I made hehehehe but, I'm glad that was all over... I humbly accept my inaccuracies and rawness with the topic... get away from it by asking the HubPages Team to get rid off the topic and extinguished it hehehe.. and damage was controlled before it could flourish.

      Goodluck Noelle hehehe I know you can pull through... hehehehe.

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    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Nellie, I felt the same pride the day I managed to publish several hubs in a row that didn't have one shred of spurious crap, tomfoolery or utter claptrap in them.

    I was dead chuffed me smile

    Well done Nellie - enjoy your middle age thingy big_smile

    1. Gemsong profile image82
      Gemsongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You just described my hubs. wink

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    But I learned it from you - bc99. And there's no money to be made from them.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Touche good Lady smile

      1. Aqua profile image77
        Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Badcompany - Wow! Nice avatar - very....um, explicit smile

    2. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      But they provide a creative outlet...right smile

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      ryankettposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, yeah, yeah.... whatever Nelle. You may not be littering them with Amazon and Ebay capsules, but I bet that there are $20 keywords in there somewhere big_smile

      Just kidding.

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        Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well maybe on one. But the other has no monetary value that I can think of. I just spilled my guts.

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    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    hahha - I will go check out your non 'buy online' hubs. I'm sure they are great!

    On a side note, I have gotten entirely sick of the forums. I enjoy discussing things in a respectful, fact-based manner. It seems as though almost everyone around here has resorted to personalizing attacks and becoming truly rude and condescending. Not something I have the time for, nor the desire to participate in, anyways! lol

    So.... I agree with you there! big_smile

    I REALLY need to get writing hubs, I've been so busy writing/researching for work and a full-time class schedule. I need to do some light hearted ones but am so burnt out from work/classes that writing now feels like a chore. sad This summer, it was fun!

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Love the new pic GG and nice to see you about, you have been missed !

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        girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, BC! I miss coming on here a lot and writing tons of hubs. Hopefully over Winter Break I will be able to contribute a lot more.

    2. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yep - totally agree.
      There's very little I respond to these days, for that very reason. In fact, I don't even visit Hubpages much any more.

      I don't help new people out with their questions much any more, because most them just too damn lazy to even do a search on the topic they want to know about. One even said that asking a question is easier than doing a search. Sheesh!

      And others ignore the advice you give them, and then email you demanding that you help them fix the problems that they've got themselves into by ignoring what you've told them.

      double sheesh!
      Cheers, Eric G.

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Eric, this was a point I tried to make in another thread, people are not coming in because of what you stated.  My question is, is it enough to make them stop writing here?

        1. Eric Graudins profile image60
          Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          For me, the answer is yes.
          I rarely post a hub, and have taken just about all of my work off this site.
          cheers, Eric G.

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            Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Well then I'm glad I have your website bookmarked, in case you disappear, which I hope you don't.

            I've read in a few other posts of people hearing of other people leaving because of what goes on in some of the forums.

            If you enjoy writing, where do you go??

            1. Eric Graudins profile image60
              Eric Graudinsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Well, I'm a member of a few forums where I provide advice to people, and have some fun with a bit of quick repartee - like I used to enjoy here.

              I've also written a book for people who want to set up online businesses. Details in my profile.

              And I'm a member of a private group, most of whose members became quite disillusioned with hubPages for various reasons.

              Along with running a business, that's plenty of internet activity for me :-)
              cheers,
              Eric  G.

      2. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        LOL I can sooooooooooooooooooooo relate, Eric lol

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Aqua - usually I'm a show me the money kind of girl.

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      CabinGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      My Nelle I would never have guessed smile

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      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I know Nelle - but it's good to take a break once in awhile. Besides, I really like your new hub smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    And I'm having a glass of wine while I hub.

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Way to go Nelle, now all you need is an alter-ego smile

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh geeze have some for me too!  I have a couple heinekins in the fridge but what can I do with just two beers?  big_smile

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I will mail you ok lol !

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          sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          hahahhahah,lol I might not want to read it! lol

    3. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Just noticed you are almost at 200 hubs! Just three more to go smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Girly-Girly Badco just took the words out of my post. Your new pic is great. Hope school is going well and that your hubs are making you a nice passive income, while you're learning.

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      girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Nelle. School is going great. I'm really enjoying the passive income from adsense and amazon every month, even though I haven't published for a while! The skeptic in me still thinks this is simply all too good to be true....hahaha

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        badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You deserve it GG and your split title idea has been captured now by many on hubs. Deff a top idea !

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    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    Mid-life crisis, eh? I turned 40 AND had a mid-life crisis when I was living in Miami. I found a sure-fire way to elevate my spirits throughout it -- and it didn't involve any poetry. It involved candy. Um, eye candy. Yup. Anytime I was feeling funky, I just got all Desperate Housewives and hired myself a new hot young gardener or poolboy. I never crossed the line or anything, but Good Lord, did they brighten my day! lol

  9. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    Nelle,
    You would not be the first successful (monetarily speaking) hubber to discover her inner poetess on HP. It's nice to explore a new genre and HP is such a supportive community -- you'll be sure to get good, loving feedback.
    Go for it. Haiku. Limericks. Ditties. Free verse. Flash fiction -- it's all good and I firmly believes helps us to become better writers!

    Then again, the pool boy/gardener idea sounds pretty good to me, also. Wish I'd thought of that when I was having my midlife crisis (I was an early bloomer and had it at 38).

    Good luck! MM

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Help. Can we form a support group for those trying to stay out of the political forum?

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      They'll only invade it big_smile

    2. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I really like this idea.

      I won't look.......I won't look......I won't look.......I'll be sure to post if I need any support. smile

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    True, a certain person seems to show up where ever I post smile

  12. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Are you being followed?

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It feels like it sometimes.

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      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        a secret admirer ! Is it one of your fans ? smile

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I don't think he is a fan, I should check smile At least he is not abusive.

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      then you should be happy ! It looks as you have lots of admirers here ! I'll have to go and check your hubs

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    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Anyway, after today I'm out of the political forums. I really don't care about US politics but I have this desire to look for the truth and don't want to let people get away with generalizations that are usually not their own.smile It's hard to look the other way at times...

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    UW does this miscreant follow you outside of the Political forum. If so, I think Queen Maddie should be informed.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It's not really worrying, just amusing.

  18. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Just watch your back smile  We would worry about you smile

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    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    If he starts bugging me too much I'll let you know smile

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      badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Let me know and I will kick his sorry ass !

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely smile

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          badcompany99posted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Anyways I am off to bed, enjoy yer weekend UW and don't let whoever it is get to you. Take it easy !

  20. elisabethkcmo profile image75
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    you look happy in your picture, must be doing something right!!
    great topic!

  21. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I really need that help, I'm back in there again...

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I was just getting ready to go in and drag you out.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Oh please I was just looking at the main page of the forum listing and guess who was posting in the Politics forum - UW. We might have to have an intervention.

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    We need to start a separate one for the Religious Forum.  I am admitting I have a problem, that my life has become unmanageable, and that I'm powerless.  It's a first step, now I need my R.F.A. meeting (religious forums anonymous).  Please help.

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      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      ROFL - religious AND political forums anonymous!

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        So, true.  I keep telling myself:  "Just one more post, Laura.  That's all...  just ONE more.  Just like drinking, one more turns into 10.  I don't even know who I am anymore.  I look at myself in the mirror and I look aged, sick, hopeless.  Then I say, okay, no I won't post I'll just read.  READ THIS:  I'll just go into the liquor store to see what the bottles look like.  Yeah right.  It's the old AA addage:  "If you go into the barber shop enough times, eventually you're gonna get a hair cut."  I'm practically bald.  lol

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        We should stick to planetsmilies big_smile  Even quietnessandtrust is using them, and myfriendshyloh as well lol :lol.

  24. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    RK seems to have taken over for me smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What were you over there reading again?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, arguing over the purported video of Dems booing Bush at the 2005 State of the Union address. I don't see it that way. Under the Should this Democrat apologize thread. Stop making me think about it smile

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          Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          You aren't allowed to bring the Politics forum over here either!

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            No more, I'm notice when I'm not in that forum I feel a lot calmer smile

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              earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              It may be that the crazy partisan beliefs and extreme conspiracy theories get you riled. It does me! smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    We'll just have to make the Hubber's Hangout a really interesting place.

    Swap recipes, tell stories about our cats and dogs, share dieting and make up tips.

    How about books we've read lately. Are you looking forward to the new Dan Brown book?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sound good, lets start as many "good news" threads as we can smile

      I am not looking forward to the new Dan Brown that much. I read DaVinci Code and it was okay but not earth shattering, a nice mystery story. I'm looking more forward to George Carlin's autobiography to be published in November.

  26. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    You have to let it exhaust itself, this is the only way to really let it go smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You are definitely right about that, the temptation is too great sometimes though. smile But I'm getting better.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, looks like I screwed it up with my ESL another time LOL. This is not what i meant. I meant go there and fight until you don't want to do it anymore smile

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      earnestshubposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds wise, Misha! Not like you to go in to a political or religious forum! smile lol

    3. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      An exorcism might be more appropriate big_smile big_smile

      Fun threads, intellectual threads, books, recipes, sounds wonderful.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I started a topic about Dan Brown, so it would bring more folks into the discussion.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    But the thing is...the fighting never ends, the best way is to ignore them.

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, fighting is always there. Question is if you personally want to take part in it or not smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Let it go UW - let it go. Deep breaths in ... deep breaths out.

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Nelle, our own personal breathing coach!  Good job big_smile

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    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    This thread is making me crave a nice cup of tea....Nice and calming, you  know? smile

  31. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Good idea! Tea is always welcomed.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Maybe we should request a forum where all topics and responses are happy and interesting.

    1. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, you're really a radical Nelle!

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      ripplemakerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I tried a couple of happy threads but there are only a few who takes part in it.  I believe some find happy threads boring and would find debates more interesting.  lol

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    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Request from whom? This is us who do this, or don;t do smile

    1. Aqua profile image77
      Aquaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      um, what?

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You know they have the Religious Forum, the Politics Forum. We could request the Interesting and Polite Forum.

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Give it a try. smile

      2. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        We can of course - but it will work only we post interesting and polite posts over there. All of us. Might as well start with interesting and polite posts on other forums. smile

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          Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I'm always polite big_smile

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    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm pouring the tea...and watching Medium smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm watching medium too. It's a good one.

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    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I try to be as polite as possible.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Polite AND interesting. not Polite and boring.

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That will count me out (giggles)

  37. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Yes, I haven't seen it before.

  38. Aqua profile image77
    Aquaposted 8 years ago

    I can understand leaving the forums, but why leave the site completely?

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think ppl are so frustrated and are not seeing an action being taken.  I'm sure there are many other reasons.

      I see more and more clearly now, after being here awhile, many of the high profile writers, who have a large following, rarely post in the forums.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I don't know maybe happy is the wrong word. Interesting and engaging topics that don't end up being mean spirited might be a better description. Although it does seem that some people just enjoy a good fight and won't settle for less.

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    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Nelle, they're happy when they're fighting, I think.   smile   I have to admit that although I'm not a fan of a lot of the same old fights, once in a while there will be a really wacky one (in which I won't participate because they're usually between a couple of "main people") that I find really funny.   Awhile back there was one that seemed to have everyone and his brother jumping in and having their own "mini-fights" within the "main fight" - and, I'm sorry to be a voyeur, but my sides were hurting I was laughing so hard.    lol   (and it was a really "mean" fight, so it wasn't supposed to be funny)

    1. Misha profile image74
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      We just had one for you Lisa last night lol

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I know what you mean. I don't mind the fight topics. But it seems there are times around here when the fights invade all of the topics. Oh well. I just don't participate in those or spend much time reading them.

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      Lisa HWposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Some of them are so bad I wouldn't dare put my unsolicited two-cents in on them.  Usually I don't read the ones that go on and on; but the "biggy" that had me laughing took me about 45 minutes to read!   lol  (45 minutes well spent.  smile  )

 
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