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A hilarious new hubber... I'm still LOL'ing

  1. Shadesbreath profile image84
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Ok, if you haven't read Karen Wodke's hubs yet, and if you are the sort of person who finds laughing amusing, then I suggest you have a look.  I just read the three most recent ones and I'm dying.

    No wonder she already has 80 fans in only 4 weeks.

    http://hubpages.com/profile/Karen+Wodke

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      cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sahdesbreath,

      You are so right on, I found her funny ...:-) 4 weeks and 80 fans, I am impressed and bit sad about my profile now :-(

      1. Shadesbreath profile image84
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Aw, don't be sad. Sometimes it's just about hitting your "writer's moment."  We all write lots of stuff but we never know when the really good ones are gonna pop out, the ones that get us passed around amongst friends.  Plus, she's been really cranking them out... she's been here a month and has already got 1/3 of my output for 2 years and several months. Pretty prolific. 

        Keep writing, they'll come!

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          cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Shadesbreath,

          :-) Thanks for kind words and trying to make me feel good.

          I thought of trying to be funny by telling jokes to my friends but they are still waiting for punch line... :-)

          I am quite impressed with Karen though, she has a talent! Thanks for introducing her hubs to me.

          I am back to my old boring self again. Thanks for cheering me up.

      2. kblover profile image91
        kbloverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, for real.

        I guess I'm not writing on the right areas/topics. sad

        1. Shadesbreath profile image84
          Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You writing for fun or money?  If you're writing for commercial purposes, fan base will build, but it builds much more slowly.  If you are writing to amuse yourself and others, fan base will grow more quickly.  At least that's how I see it playing out.

          1. kblover profile image91
            kbloverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Suppose a mix of both I guess.

            I don't really have "commercial hubs" in the sense I'm doing product reviews or what not, but I would like to make some money, sure.

            It's for fun as well, but I guess not amusing kind of fun. I also hope to be informative on the topic.

            Ah well - guess those are 'fan making' things!

            1. Shadesbreath profile image84
              Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I just went and picked one of your hubs randomly, just to see if you were one of those hubbers who writes like crap and doesn't know it, and then can't figure out why they aren't doing very well.

              You aren't one of them.

              Your writing is engaging and interesting.  I just read about the shaping thing with the paws on the scale. I read the whole thing, top to bottom.  That's not even a topic I am interested in per se, because I have no dogs and don't intend to.  And yet, the story itself was compelling enough to read the whole way through.  That says a lot for your writing ability.

              So, in short, it's not your writing or even your topic.  If I were going to guess (and put in my opinion, which you didn't ask for--sorry, I can't help it), I'd say the only  issue you have for getting heaps of fans is that all of your hubs (most anyway) are in one finely focused area, and also that, because most of them are part of one long series, folks may not want to commit to a series when they come across one and so don't start in at all.

              I bet you could publish that though and sell it.  Anyway, you write well and the fans you do get are going to be real dog people whose lives are probably really helped out by what you are writing.

              1. kblover profile image91
                kbloverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Wow, thank you - I really appreciate your compliments and really glad you found it a very enjoyable read.

                Thank you also for the ideas. I don't mind opinions and ideas, you don't grow if you don't accept and consider ideas and opinions. Doesn't matter if they are asked for or not. In fact, I consider it a gift - the gift of your consideration and thoughts. That has value and I appreciate it.

                Thinking costs energy, and you spent some of it on me and my writing. Thank you.

                BTW, you're the second person that's told me I could sell this. I might have to consider an e-book at the least!

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image86
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, I dunno. I hate laughing. It makes my sides hurt, and I don't like pain.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Yes, she is funny enough if you like that sort of thing.

    Personally, I found it a little dry for my taste.

    Oh alright then, yes, dammit.  She's very funny.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I seriuosly LOL'ed at the cheerleading cigarettes. And the very concept of the interview with the stained shirt guy is just too ridiculous.

  3. evvy_09 profile image76
    evvy_09posted 7 years ago

    I'm jealous, lol but in a good way.  She really puts a new perspective on ordinary moments.  I happily became a fan.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Great find, I am now following her...

    1. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      She's like Stan Fletcher's long lost twin sister. lol.  I need to tell Stan she's been located.

  5. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    She's absolutely brilliant. Thanks for pointing her out Shades.
    Hope she asks for scoops on hubbers hangout or the sandpit.

  6. lilibees profile image61
    lilibeesposted 7 years ago

    nice find, too funny!

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    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    Have just been to check her writing. Will not be going back. I found the thinly veiled, libellous Hub on Julian Assange to be absolutely disgraceful.
    They do say simple things amuse simple minds, so I can see why she has almost 100 followers already.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I do hope you're joking, Toby!

    3. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL.  See, that's how I know she's funny.  I mean, there's funny in the "ha hah, I'm silly" kind of way, and then there's the kind that speaks enough truth, and reveals flaws in a way of thinking, a dogma, paradigm or philosophy.  That's the good stuff, the stuff that makes the indoctrinated lash out and stomp their feet, crying out, "You guys are stupid," as their faces turn all red.  I love that kind of humor.

      1. nell79 profile image82
        nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Too true! I must admit (and I'll hope you all will forgive me for this) that it's a good possibility that the reason that story didn't jump out at me was because I'm not really up to date on that news story. I've seen the headlines but haven't really tried to follow it because I've had my hands so full with other things (the shame of it, I know!).

        I had to read it though, because of the strong reaction to it here. Haha. But now I'm going to have to get caught up on the news and go back and read it again. I'm sure it will make all the difference.

        1. Shadesbreath profile image84
          Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Either that or read her cigarette hub or the one about the guy with the stained shirt and just laugh for no reason at all. smile

          1. nell79 profile image82
            nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I did read the stained shirt one and that's what made me a simple-minded follower hahahaha

            1. Shadesbreath profile image84
              Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              heh heh, me too.  I like being simple minded.  I'm going to go make chalk pictures on my driveway now.  tongue

              1. nell79 profile image82
                nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Hahaha! You really did have me LOL'ing big_smile

                I'd go color my driveway too, but it's way too cold outside right now. My simple mind can still tell that much anyway wink

                1. Shadesbreath profile image84
                  Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Yeah, but if you go outside and draw when it's right before a rain, you get to be even more simple minded.  Maybe drool while you're doing it, that's what I'm going to do.  I like drool.

                  1. nell79 profile image82
                    nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh yeah, drool is great...hmmmmm...now I think of it, that may have something to do with all those keyboards I've shorted out!

    4. nell79 profile image82
      nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I don't think she'll miss you, in any case. She's getting a great following without you as it is.

      It's a simple mind that would cast aspersions on her fans' characters without having met them. It's fine that you disagree with their tastes and with her spin on humor. But you don't have to insult the intelligence of those who happen to disagree.

      I didn't particularly love that piece you refer to either, though for very different reasons than you, it just didn't jump out at me as it did with some others. But I did read more by her before making a judgement on whether or not her style was for me (turns out she'll do just fine wink )

      Fine, don't like her content. But don't go getting all condescending on those who happen to enjoy her work and get a laugh out of it. To each her (his) own, I say.

      Oh, and if you happen to be kidding after all, my apologies wink

    5. evvy_09 profile image76
      evvy_09posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We should post this sign on her profile page to help this situation.


      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4256665.jpg

      I will gladly keep my simple mind just cause I can laugh alot. tongue

      1. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

  8. wilderness profile image99
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    A good find, Shades - thanks for posting.

    Will you be helping with the ER room visit for stitching up my sides now?  Or have you leaked this information because you own hospital stock???

  9. lindajot profile image72
    lindajotposted 7 years ago

    Between Karen and Mark Ewbie's work, I will be getting my happy fix a couple times a day - love it!
    I so admire those who can convey their wit so well.
    I gave humor a try in my writing, and the only comment I got  was, "I'm confused" . . . lol.  I'm stickin to product sales for a while.
    Thanks Shadesbreath!

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Shades, nice to be smiling every early. She is funny.

  11. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Humor has NO place in Hubpages!

    This is first and foremost a dating sight for very attractive people.

    Don't forget it!

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Like this?

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4257020_f248.jpg

    1. Greek One profile image74
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      well, they would be great to 'neck' with

  13. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    Look, if you want to make LOADS of $$$ and have hundreds of fans, then you have to write about something that everyone cares about. a topic that is at the top of everyone's mind.. and provide in your writing information that will have long lasting impact on the reader...


    In short, if you want to make a difference and be noticed, you have to write about the types of life and death issues that impact us all..

    much like my in depth series of hubs on Elmer Fudd.

    (which, I am proud to say, have made me a total of 15 cents in just 8 short months)

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      almost 2 cent per month ; that's a great achievement, congrats tongue

      1. Greek One profile image74
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        i earned it

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          i need some tips from you

          1. Greek One profile image74
            Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            my genius is contained deep inside my core... surrounded by a thick layer of chewy chocolate

            1. saleheensblog profile image60
              saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              i don't like expired date chocolates, your secrets are safe

  14. Hotplate profile image60
    Hotplateposted 7 years ago

    You guys are doing well, I think I'm gonna get a bill instead of an earnings check

    1. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Dude, you have 2 fans and haven't written anything yet.  That's awesome.  You are such a good writer people are fanning you based on nothing but your aura.

      1. Hotplate profile image60
        Hotplateposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, I'm just doing what I can.  What can I say...

      2. saleheensblog profile image60
        saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hot Plate

        Hot brought lot

 
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