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    Ossaultposted 3 weeks ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/14922226.png
    I love HubPages. I would love to succeed here and make a good amount of income, as mentioned in the front page. I, too -- like the HubPages pro users -- would love to earn $70000 within the next few years, to buy myself a ram 1500 limited pickup truck, etc.

    But how do we do that? I basically write poetry. Can poetry earn me that kind of a sum?

    1. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Sorry, no.  Just as in the real world, poetry does not earn online.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image98
        DrMark1961posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        Take a look at a web page with the top 10 poets, or top 20, or top 30. They are all dead.
        I think in the real world poetry does not earn offline either.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Haven't looked at the HP front page for years, but find it hard to believe that they are telling people they can earn 70,000.  If there are people earning that much, there cannot be many of them.  Most people here earn far less..and not by writing poetry.  Good luck with that.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image98
        DrMark1961posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        I think he was being honest about this when he started the thread and named it! The OP knows he will never gain that much but is just trying to get comments from people who do write poetry.

        1. Marketing Merit profile image95
          Marketing Meritposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

          He won't get any comments now, as he appears to have closed his account!

          1. DrMark1961 profile image98
            DrMark1961posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            Sad. I was so looking forward to one of his poems about Kashmir.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 weeks ago

    I believe poetry has the same chance of earning money as the stream of consciousness ramblings about the state of politics in Kashmir that appear here from time to time. Which is to say none.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Didnt you write a famous poem about rutabagas? I only remember the first line: Rutabagas are white, violets are blue
      I think there was something about beets being red, but do not remember for sure.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 2 weeks ago

    Dr. Mark. No there was nothing about beets, which are also ghastly vegetables with which I had a very unfortunate reverse peristalsis encounter when I was four. My mother never did get the stain out of the carpet.

    However, here is a little rutabaga ditty worthy, I think, of consideration by the Pulitzer people:

    Rutabagas are white, violets are blue
    The Bohemian root tastes like glue
    Mask the horror by inserting in stew
    But it’s still going to be the most horrible goo

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Once again, Rupert demonstrates why he is the Poet Laureate of rutabagas.

    2. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

      I still say that mashed swede with lots of butter and pepper is delicious! Brilliant as a mashed potato topping alternative for those of us keeping the old carbs down.

      1. fcmosher profile image94
        fcmosherposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        As a person of Swedish heritage, that sounds ghastly.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

          LOL big_smile Yes, I suppose it would.

          My granny always called them turnips, but those are smaller. I have no idea why people in the UK call them swedes. It has nothing to do with Sweden, afaik. Those Americans call them rutabagas, which is far too grand for such a humble vegetable.

          Mmm...

          https://hubstatic.com/14924674.jpg

          1. DrMark1961 profile image98
            DrMark1961posted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the picture. Have you thought of posting that on a dieting website?
            Now that I saw that I am too nauseous to eat.

      2. Marketing Merit profile image95
        Marketing Meritposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

        I love swede like this also Bev. big_smile

  4. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 2 weeks ago

    Sweeds are for eating. Swedes are nice, civilised people in Northern Europe.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this
    2. Marketing Merit profile image95
      Marketing Meritposted 2 weeks agoin reply to this

      Looking online, I think sweed is a type of fig Sue.
      Swede is what we call it in the UK.

 
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