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Am I permitted an Au Revoir?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    I have loved HubPages, so it's difficult to say goodbye to something one loves, even if it's possibly a temporary one until things change. I'm sure that they will change because HP has excellent leadership and they're not only wonderful people, but savvy. It's a winning combination.

    To each of you who have crossed swords with me on these pages, thank you for allowing me the privilege of clarifying my own thoughts while I took apart yours! To those who agreed with me, thank you for making me feel good. To those who so patiently helped me understand SEO, tracking, and the numerous aspects that go into making a great hub, thank you six times over.

    My last hub is a swan song for HP. You might like to read it, or not.

    Wherever you write, may your writing be overflowing with readers and your pockets with gold...

    1. WoodsmensPost profile image71
      WoodsmensPostposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sophia, I hope you find your way, because I think you are a great writer with so much potential. You have contributed much to hubpages in the short time you have been here and I hope you have learned a few new ideas about internet writing.

      When I first joined 8 months ago I felt very happy that I had found such a great community of writers. Unfortunately the times changed and the frustration of hubbers was evident with lashing out at each other and the down talk of the community, Google, hp and more.I have had small rants myself due to the changes.

      Let your hubs stay if you decide to depart and let them season for a few months and see where you are then. I too have been searching for that next hubpages community that I will love to write with and make decent income.

      Hope you find that next HP, you are among hundreds that are in search of the same goals and a place to call home. Farwell, read the forums from time to time and stay out of the debates and see if we (the community) can turn this site around with some help from our organizers. smile 

      PS Read your latest Hub smile

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Woodmens Post. Thank you. Yes, of course, I will come back from time to time, and I am most definitely leaving my hubs up. Spent far too much time writing them not to want them to earn something back in the long run. Besides, as a writer, I believe that there is something of a responsibility to the community...  smile

    2. Pcunix profile image93
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It seems to be much worse since the European rollout.

      I'm still for giving it more time, but if it doesn't recover, yes, I'll be pulling my hubs.  I think a few more months should tell the story one way or another.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yup... Why pull your hubs?

        1. Pcunix profile image93
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Because I have better places for them.

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Okay, makes sense. I tend to write new stuff for new places and leave stuff where I originally put it up.Truthfully, the few times I pulled stuff off some sites, I lived to regret it. Only twice has it been a good decision. However, you write technical stuff so it makes sense to me. smile

            1. Pcunix profile image93
              Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Well, as I said, it depends on the next few months.  HP may very well recover. If they do, I'll leave them here.  If it stays stagnant or gets worse (hard to imagine), I'll pull them.

              I guess I won't be bothering with that Hub Camp I signed up for - though I do not see any way to dis-engage at the sign up page.

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                Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Just email them and say you won't be coming... Let me know in a few months how it is going...

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    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Cura ut valeas! Vale!!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sit vis vobiscum. smile

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        zampanoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        and, let's not forget :
        semper letteris mandate

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That's really funny! If you know what I mean, the legal context and the application of it! smile

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    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Sophia, I hope you leave your hubs, you never know what will happen!  Whatever you do, I wish you the best, as it goes, 'this too shall pass.'

    smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      RebekathELLE, Yes, I am leaving the hubs. I am sure that in time HP will once more be the powerhouse it has been. It's just not working for me right now. Thank you so much for all your very positive contributions you made to me during your time here. smile

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    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Do you mean logarithm or algorithm?

    Excellent hub. And I'm glad you are not closing your account.

    Best wishes! smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile Got me!!!  smile

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        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You want “algorithm”. Trust me. smile

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          You just made me laugh out loud! It's like i was typing yesterday that my ears didn't always 'here' what I thought they did and that there are times in my life when I have selective attention! I went back afterwards and wondered how that got there!!!

  5. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    one more thought, if you're not opted in with the HP ad program yet, keep an eye open once more invites go out, or when it opens to everyone.

    ..you're welcome, I try to help even though I've still so much to learn!

    au revoir. smile keep smiling!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Will do.. smile

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    tonymac04posted 6 years ago

    Go well, Sophia! It has been a pleasure knwoing you here!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      And you, too. Tony. smile

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    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Best wishes in all your endeavors.  You will definitely be missed!  Your discussions have added even more liveliness to the forums, and your Hubs have provided plenty of food for thought.

    I had hoped to send you a private message about one of your Hubs, but I did not see a contact button on your profile.  Is there some other way I can send you some information privately?

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Aficionada, I have absolutely no idea where my 'contact' button disappeared to.  It was there! I've looked at the settings and it says it should be there....

      I've emailed you, however, with my email...

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    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    I'm sorry to hear that, Sophia - I've enjoyed our conversations and your posts on the forums.  Be sure to stop back by occasionally and see what's happening!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Wilderness. I have enjoyed being here and will drop in from time to time... smile

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    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Good luck Sophia smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Misha... smile

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    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    A very gracious leave-taking, I must say!
    You have made a lasting impression here, so
    I hope you mean a bientot not a permanent au revoir...
    Best of luck to you, Sophia. smile
    MM

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      As I said... for a while. smile

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    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    It's been a pleasure Sophia, I wish you well. smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Earnest. Et tu.

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    Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago

    I'm not saying bye, because I'm sure I'll see you around smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sure... smile

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    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    I dont think we always agreed ,but I wish you well in your all of your writing endeavours.

    To Your Best Life ~ Ekiwi

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wouldn't it be boring if we all thought alike? Besides, we'd never be able to change if we got to comfortable in our own skins!!

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        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol
        Yep thats  exactly what I tell my teenagers!

 
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