That might seem like a gripe, but it's not, in fact it's almost a boast.
I'm in the very fortunate position, especially these days, that I don't need to write to keep the lights on so I'm free to write about the things I enjoy and the things that interest me. I don't have to worry about key-words or layout I just write the stuff in such a way that *I* keep reading it because I enjoy what I write. There's a freedom in that.
A cursory glance at my stats will show that I don't venture into the forums that much, I don't try to advertise my work here on Hubpages because, lovely people as you are, I want my stuff to reach out to a wider audience, though I am an avid reader here. I wrote a Hub on swear words because of a post. I wrote a spoof on online scams because of a thread that Dale started and the religious views inspired me to write Hubs on books of the Bible, the Christian Religion and Hubs on my own spiritual path. One day I intend to write a lot of books and this is the experience and education that I need.
Truth is I wouldn't have half the followers I have if it wasn't for Shadesbreath reading one of my Hubs by accident and liking it so much he read the rest and then told the forums about me. I am very grateful to him for his encouragement, in fact I wrote a Hub about Hubbers who help me. Some of them still don't know how valuable they are.
So I want to make it known that I have reached a personal milestone, not in wealth but in appreciation shown by the number of friends and the number of views. I know that in time I will make an obscene amount of money from this craft but no amount of money could buy the joy that comes from being read and approved.
by Greensleeves Hubs 3 years ago
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by Brian Lokker 4 years ago
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by Renee S 8 years ago
Thank you for following my hubs everyone. I do appreciate each and every one of you!
by Anthony Goodley 5 years ago
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by Jeremy Gill 8 months ago
In the past few days, I got my 100th follower and finally attained 1 million views! It's been hectic writing while also working part-time and being a full-time student, but it's crazy to think so many people have read my silly articles. Here's to many more years.
by Gous Ahmed 8 years ago
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