Reflections of my first year at Hubpages!

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  1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    I remember the day I found HP through an Internet search on free writing platforms.

    I was ecstatic about the site, and still am.

    I have learned what must be equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree with everything I have gained from the site and the research on my articles.  Yes I have other accounts.

    I found the forums enthralling, educated discussions, excellent.

    I truly was having a good time here at HP.  Then the forums became inundated with nasty entities.  I earned three bans in my first year all due to the same member/entity and am now reluctant to put my name in these forums at all.  Yes this is my real name.

    I was called names, continuously in the forums.  I sort of had a political demagogue stalker. 

    All that is resolved now, I rarely put my name in the forums.

    My writing has improved, at least IMO and that is all that counts.

    I thank HP for the platform provided,and am still content with the site.

    I started writing seriously one year ago right here at Hubpages.

    Another thing I learned:

    Not everyone you chat with is who they say they are!

  2. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 13 years ago

    congrats on the occasion of your first anniversary.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You smile

  3. rotl profile image60
    rotlposted 13 years ago

    Congrats on making it a year!

    Sorry you had a tough time with some people. Glad to hear that is behind you now.

    Good luck with the coming year!

  4. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    Hello Arthur Fontes, you handsome dog (tee hee).
    What a thoughtful post about your experiences here.
    I love that you express how much you have learned and how much your writing has improved. That's the highest praise you can give to a writing COMMUNITY!

    Sorry about your banning situation. Still, it's flattering (in a really sick way) to have your very own "political demagogue stalker."
    I do hope you will continue to post in the forums.
    Good opportunity to develop your self-restraint muscles and/or master the understated insult.


    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks MM, not only has my writing improved but my debating skills have improved as well.  Thanks to the forums.  lol

  5. Moxyl profile image71
    Moxylposted 13 years ago

    Congrats for making it a year, and look forward to your 2nd year here smile

  6. DrChad profile image55
    DrChadposted 13 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your personal experience with us. I am new to Hubpages. I have seen Hubpages articles before when searching for somethings, but never thought about writing with it.

    Now I have given it a try. I guess a year from now, I can update with my experience too.

  7. thismamaworksit profile image59
    thismamaworksitposted 13 years ago

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. I just started and I still have a lot to learn. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wendy Krick profile image63
    Wendy Krickposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary!

  9. Lady_E profile image72
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    Well Done and Congrats on your First Year.

    I got you some wine to Celebrate but got stuck in Snowy London...

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That is cool. Have a glass for me. smile

  10. tobey100 profile image61
    tobey100posted 13 years ago

    I'm finishing up my first year as well.  I've enjoyed every minute of it.  Haven't made a dime but lots of friends.  Besides, where else can you write just about anything you can think of and folks actually read it????  Congratulations

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am currently at $99.99 at adsense as of this moment.  I still have a few hours left in the month.

      Keeping my fingers crossed for a penny.  lol

      1. KristenGrace profile image59
        KristenGraceposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Good luck on that penny and congratulations on your anniversary!!

  11. profile image56
    C.J. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    Congrats Arthur, keep on writing and debating. Nothing stimulates the mind like a healthy argument!

  12. Arthur Fontes profile image73
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    Thank you all for the responses.

    I have truly made some fine acquaintances here at Hubpages.

  13. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Happy Anniversary Arthur! smile

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Cagsil I am very happy to heve met you here.  Maybe some day we will meet in RL.  smile

  14. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    Keep rockin' Arthur. Lots of us are certainly glad you are here. smile
    Happy anniversary and congrats on making first payout. It took me 15 months to make first payout, and now only 4 months later, I'm about to get my second. So there's hope even for people like me! I'm sure your second one will be much quicker as well.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image73
      Arthur Fontesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Daniel.  I am happy about the payout, but in all honesty the fact that I have people from all over the globe actually reading something that I wrote is priceless to me.

      The $$$ is definitely a bonus.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image63
        Daniel Carterposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed!! It's just AMAZING to have contacts all over the world, and realize how much we actually do have in common, in so many cases. This place is as amazing as it is frustrating.

  15. Richieb799 profile image75
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    We've all encountered people we find offensive in the forums, best thing to do is not let it get to you and let them get on with it!

    A year is a long time isn't it?!

  16. seanorjohn profile image70
    seanorjohnposted 13 years ago

    Arthur, you have done great. Next year you will start to reap rewards.
    There are loads of hubbers that give out great advice. If only we could understand it,and act on it.

  17. jokeapptv profile image61
    jokeapptvposted 13 years ago

    Its Great you stuck with it! Very Very Cool!


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