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How Has Hub Pages Helped You.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    Hi it was quite a long time ago when i arrived at hub pages, the connections i made in this community, i feel are the best ones i have ever made.   

    I don't have too much time to come to the forums as once i did, but the last few days i have enjoyed them once again.

    I am constantly reading stories, extrmely well written, of the healing and help hub pages has brought, we really are quite a community.

          What has hub pages done for you?

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It allows me to pay my rent while sitting at home in my pajamas, or traveling the West Coast and beyond.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        relache, do you use your own website to link to HP?

        your hubs are definitely top notch. anyone here should take a good look at them to learn.

        1. relache profile image86
          relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I link between my Hubs and everywhere else I write on the web (linking in both directions), my own site included.

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            poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            wow

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i a m going to take at look at relache's hubs, i might just learn something

  2. wrenfrost56 profile image79
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I really enjoy being a hubber, the community has allowed me to converse wit other writers and learn from them. It has given me a platform for my work. The comments help to encourage me to keep writing and I have earned a little bit of money too. smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      brilliant, i like that there is no pressure from anyone, it is so nice being here.....

      1. wrenfrost56 profile image79
        wrenfrost56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I agree. I like that there are no deadlines and that you can write about what you like.

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          poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          we are so blessed, when i first stumbled upon hub pages, i thought it was such a wonderful thing, it was bound to disappear,as all good things often do, but here we still are.....

          1. wrenfrost56 profile image79
            wrenfrost56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I thought that might happen to me too. I thought it would be great for a while but then the novelty would wear off or I'de get bored but thankfully that has not happened and like you said we are still here! I feel very thankful to have found HP. smile

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              poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              absolutely, best thing that ever happened to me, i have grown in so many ways, hope it lasts for ever.

  3. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    For the first time I am actually writing rather than talking about writing, also meeting wonderful people, getting to know the world and generally feeling good smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      that what hub pages is all about, i am reading your hubs at the moment and i have to say i love them

  4. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    thanks - I have also joined the Hubtrails - maybe you could do one about Dublin if you have the time smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      have  not realy seen hub trails, but i will see if i can find it.  thanks

  5. pisean282311 profile image55
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    i am still relatively new to hubs but i have found it really good in terms of quality of people , discussion and i am able to read some thought provoking things out here.. reading forum post too is what i like in hub..

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    yeah forums can help to make long term friends

  7. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    For me HubPages is a motivation to write. To write in a way that hopefully interests other people and in a way that they can understand what I am  saying. It makes me check my spelling and organise my thoughts and present them in a certain way. Also it has been a learning curve and I am always happier when I am learning something.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      brilliant reasons..........  so much encouragement on here, isn't there, and motivation, and of course inspiration.......

  8. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages lets me talk about anything, while my .com's are niche-specific so I can't rant about topics outside of their subject matter.

    Aside from that, it's earning me $$$ which is always good. big_smile

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    i still have to learn about earnings, can you believe it.  I have been on here so long, it took me about a year to work out how to put pictures up......... one day i will work out how to earn, but it does not seem to important at the moment.  I know all the info is out there, i just need some tuition on computer one to one.  One day i will get it, then you never know i may get rich. why did you choose the name origin..... it is very kind of original .

    1. Origin profile image61
      Originposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No reason really, I liked the way it sounds. big_smile

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        it does sound good no doubt about that

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    alekhouseposted 7 years ago

    Well, I just couldn't stay away. Have had a short 2 mo. hiatus, working on a project, and haven't written much during that time. But I'm back and reminded again of how relaxing it is to write what you want, when you want, and how you want. No pressure is right! And lots of good feedback.

    I've been here a year and, during that year, have gotten back into my poetry again and been able to experiment with other genres. People are great here, friendly and forthcoming. It's a good place to be.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i have missed your positive comments on my hubs, and wondered where you were, glad you are back, it sure is a nice place to be,

  11. Tom Cornett profile image61
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages has definitely made me a better writer because of the many great writers here.  I see creativity in all forms of writing here. Commercial or otherwise....a lot can be learned from the writers here.
    Hubpages also has the best format I've found. It is easy to use and looks good.  If one comes here to learn...they will.  If one comes here to teach....trust me...we can be brats at times.  smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Tom yeah i know what you mean, it must be easy i can find my way around it.......

  12. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I love HP! I agree with all of the comments here. I have so many ideas and topics I want to write about and yet balancing writing with the rest of my priorities right now can be challenging.

    It gives me a chance to read others work and communicate with people from all over the world which I really enjoy. I think it's a good thing when we can bring our big world a bit closer in understanding and acceptance/tolerance of each others differences. the forums especially do help me to look at issues from different points of view even though I don't always agree.

    we all basically want the same thing.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yep we all do what the same thing, it's nice to learn to disagree without being disagreeable, i think hubpages taught me that also.

  13. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Three key benefits:

    1) It has taught me to be patient with the less intelligent
    2) The reading of some people's forum comments is like a form of electronic laxative
    3) Hubpages is one of the best dating sites out there

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what can i say Greek One you have said it all...... i am extremely less intelligent, so thanks for tolerating me,

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nah,, i said some posts.. not you smile

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          poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          thanks so much, love you too. now how do you do a smiley face, if one appears i have worked it out, : : :

          told you i was not intelligent. ha ha

          1. Greek One profile image76
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            smile

            I think it is ":" and ")"

            or, it you want a BIG one, you gotta link to a webpage to insert a picture...

            http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/smiley.jpg

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              poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              stolen off a gent my happy happy face

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                poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                now i have it thanks

    2. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, you post your dating profile data on here often, along with some of your frozen fortes. big_smile

    3. Daniel Carter profile image87
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Homer, you are such a mess.
      Thanks for the laughs.

    4. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      Tut, tut, oh pompous one! lol
      You're hysterical, my friend.
      1. Patience!  OH yes....it teaches us how to stifle!
      2. Forum comments as a laxative : just consider it a colon cleanse.
      3. Dating site:  Best flirting site for high drama.

      Ten four!

      1. Greek One profile image76
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i had a long and passionate online affair with a fellow Hubber... only to find out that the person was a sock puppet that I myself had created and forgot about.

        1. Obscure Divine profile image55
          Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You use a sock to do that!?

          1. Greek One profile image76
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            i use a BIG one my friend!

            1. Obscure Divine profile image55
              Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Whatever happened to the wife thingy-ma-sucky-jiggy of yours or was that mine?  Ya know, I'm getting tired of paying her travel fee just to fly your wife down here from Canada!  Sex is so damn expensive these days!  Go cook her dinner or something...as I don't have as much time or cash for her anymore.  Thanks for sharing, though...    tongue

              1. Greek One profile image76
                Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                oh shoot.. you wanted my wife to come down?   I thought you had asked for my brother all those times?   I'm sure he'll meet you half way as he's been having a really good time tongue

                1. Obscure Divine profile image55
                  Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Really?  What have you been doing to him?  You really need to leave your confessions out of the conversation...  Yikes!  tongue big_smile yikes

                  1. Greek One profile image76
                    Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    all I'm saying is that he has been going on and on about you becoming my brother in law..

                    i think it's sweet!

                    tongue

        2. Daniel Carter profile image87
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Someone as ancient and noble as you shouldn't fall for your own traps. But then, it's a bit poetic the way you described it....

          1. Greek One profile image76
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            one tends to forget when one gets to be over 2000 years old

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          poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          er now that was not too clever was it?????

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    well i give up, i will try again later,or just borrow yours, hang on a minute

      I surrender, you know it really is no fun being hopeless..... ha ha

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Type-->  : )   <--except without the space in between.

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    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    smile

  16. cupid51 profile image46
    cupid51posted 7 years ago

    I am a very new hubber, but I am enjoying here! Forums are really nice, if you put a query it would be answered within no time! People are also very nice! smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i am enjoying your work too cupid.  smile

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i did it ..... i did it....... i made a smiley yipeeeeeeee

        1. Obscure Divine profile image55
          Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm glad you figured it out.  I hope my simple instructions helped, or did you succumb to the smiley's greatness and find it through trial & error?

      2. cupid51 profile image46
        cupid51posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks poetlorrainaine!  smile

  17. Aya Katz profile image86
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages has given me a place to publish, taught me about getting traffic and SEO and has allowed me to make new friends even though I am confined to the pens with a chimpanzee and can't get out and about.

    I am just now beginning to experience the limitations and boundaries of what can and cannot be done with Hubpages. However, I'm not planning to leave any time soon. I will expand my field of vision to other forums, while maintaining a presence here.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      glad to hear you are not going anywhere, we all learning together.

  18. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    I think Hubpages is an outlet for me to express myself freely. It' also a good place to, perhaps, vent a frustration through writing. It's helped me a great deal to be able to open my articles and see encouraging comments from others. In addition, I have made friends with people from everywhere. It's been a pleasure.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yeah making friends with people all of the world is definately a bonus

  19. Daniel Carter profile image87
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    HP has forced me to reconsider a lot of my personal views of life and living. And I think that's actually a good thing. You don't have to agree with everyone, but sometimes it's amazing what you can learn from others if you're open to it.

    Additionally, I've focused more on my writing skills, like so many others. And I've made some great friends here. Generally, although I do disagree at times with people, I don't really intend to be overly harsh about anything. I've had enough of that. I come here to destress. learn, and have a sense of community, as much as write.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      here here, and to tell us what our dreams mean.........

    2. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      This is an open, honest explanation to express how Hubpages has helped. Wonderful to hear you've been enlightened by your experience here. I second it!

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thanks donotfear, i am hoping we can keep this going for a while.
          EVERYONE LOVES HUB PAGES, and it's clientel, how do you spell that?

        I suppose they would not be reading this thread......

  20. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    It's given me the opportunity to read some really great writing - and get to know some wonderful people too smile

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hi remember you when i was writing  my first lines of poetry on the forum, you had already written some lines i think, love you avatar, Cris A's creation isn't it? wonder if he is around.

  21. dannywoodpx profile image59
    dannywoodpxposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages help me to improve my English writing skills for sure.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      another plus for hub pages for sure.

  22. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    Thanks poetlorraine - yes, it is one of Cris's creations, bless him! And he is very much around smile

  23. Falsor Wing profile image83
    Falsor Wingposted 7 years ago

    It pretty much taught me all I know about internetting for money. things I doubt I would have had the gumption to learn and do otherwise.

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yikes!

      1. Falsor Wing profile image83
        Falsor Wingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Who else would be there to tell me I'm 95 out of a hundred?

        1. Obscure Divine profile image55
          Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Astonishing!

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      internetting for money sounds good

  24. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages, although not directly, pays my internet, web hosting and other bills and will soon pay my rent if I stick with hubbing.

    Plus it has helped me get traffic to my other sites and my art out there too. Hubpages rules!

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow more helpful than i thought....

  25. penofone profile image60
    penofoneposted 7 years ago

    I can't see the value of posting comments about my own hub although Ive seen  many valuable lessons on poetry in the last week sites that have risen in the conficts about new middle east elements versus elements on the value of difference about the dealings with the public eye on various topics in part about the dealings with the different stages of suffering in poverty stricken nations... thanks a bunch..

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      so hubpages is full of  information, it is too.

  26. Mike Lickteig profile image89
    Mike Lickteigposted 7 years ago

    I've been allowed to read the work of many fine writers, and I've also made some good friends along the way.  It has also been fun to put some artwork in the hubs once in awhile.  I've made a few bucks here and hope to improve that along the way, but I've greatly enjoyed the people I have found here.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i love your artwork.... people on hub pages are the best.

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    archdawposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages has brought to me a sense that I CAN WRITE AND KEEP AN AUDIENCE!!!

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      gong over to take a look at your hubs, your have o ne more follower for your audience

  28. calpol25 profile image74
    calpol25posted 7 years ago

    Hubpages has helped me to meet and read some wonderful writers and their works and make really good friends along the way who inspire me to write what I do.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      we all just love each other don't we???????

  29. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    In my profile I have pointed out I am not a writer , I am just a guy with an opinion. I do have some passionate views about things and when I accidentally found hubpages I found an outlet to express myself. I now have also found that my writing skills while non existant prior to HP are now mediocre. And the joy of it all is that I have found some others my viewpoint resonate with. And I am now meeting people from all over the globe. How can that be bad ?

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      you ae a great writer, i think. your spelling tho????????

  30. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Itt has alco Impruved mie cpelleeng ! smile

  31. archdaw profile image59
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    tony you crack me up!

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    anyone else, what to join in....

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    well, at first it almost got me divorced....
    now its helped me remember that its OK to love to write.  smile

    plus I met some pretty awesome people.

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      poetlorraineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      has he got used to hub pages now....... nice to see you.

 
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