One Year at Hub Pages: The pros and cons.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    I've just received an email from hp saying that I have been at hp for a year today. Gosh, did it pass that quickly? Have I made friends with some that seem as if they've always been in my life because we chat most days and have learnt a lot about each other's lives? Time passes quickly!

    I guess that's one of the pros. I expect always to be friends with these people because it has moved off HP.

    The important thing for some, though, was that we came here to earn money. Did I? Well, at the rate I got paid for the effort I put in, I most certainly wouldn't have earned the minimum wage, and it would have been more like slave labor. That's a con, I suppose.

    But did I learn some things to compensate for that?

    Yes, I think I did. I learnt a lot more than I knew about SEO. That has come in good stead for other gigs on the web. More to the point, it has given me a realistic idea of what is possible for me. So that's a pro.

    Yet another pro is that if I hadn't got so much practice writing hubs, I would not have developed the ease with which I write ebooks now. In truth, my ebooks make more money than hp. Still very few sales, but those 5 stars that I get for my books are, I think, partially due to what I learnt about what people like and want on HP. And sooner or later, because I'm a born storyteller, I will have more and more readers.

    Knowing that HP will never really pay me sufficiently well for the effort I put in, why do I continue to write? I don't write as much for HP as I used to, but I still write.

    I write here to express ideas that, because they'e in the minority, don't give me much opportunity to meet with those that are like minded. While I may draw flak from many, those who agree with my controversial points of view will make themselves known, and so I meet people with whom I can converse. Of course, I am a writeaholic, and I couldn't stop typing for two minutes, so HP is good for overflow as well.

    That said, I've been here for one year. Happy Birthday to me - a writer you see - Hub Pages gives glee - Happy Birthday to me. smile

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on the milestone!  You're right - I remember when you joined and it seems like yesterday.  A con of getting older, I suppose - time moves faster all the time.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yup! smile

    2. beindustrial profile image65
      beindustrialposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whoa! 1 year of hubbing is such an achievement, not to mention you got 189 hubs and 300+ followers... Happy Anniversary to you!!! Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations and keep the great hubs coming!!!

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      Baileybearposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      interesting about the ebooks.  I'm curious about short ebook non-fiction

  2. leroy64 profile image83
    leroy64posted 6 years ago

    Happy Hubber Birthday!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you leroy. smile

  3. Rebecca E. profile image81
    Rebecca E.posted 6 years ago

    well happy hubber b-day! well done!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Rebecca. smile

  4. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Congrats, but just wait until the "terrible twos" kick in!  smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Randy, the terrible twos might bring good news! smile

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You never know - my one year mark passed during the flatlined period of Panda.  Things have grown considerably since! smile

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, me too.  And things are uphill since the summer..

  5. Night Magic profile image59
    Night Magicposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations.  I love writing too but I don't sped a lot of time writing on Hub Pages --- also write in other places too.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Night Magic. smile

  6. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Well Done, its a nice feeling, I got my 2 year badge the other day..still remember signing up and wondering if this site was any good, truth is it turned out to be Amazing!

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Richie, all too true. Ups and downs there are, but here I am!

  7. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your First year!!!

  8. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Only a year?

    I feel like you are on old friend.

    How strange that is..  I would not have believed just a year but there it is, right next to your picture: just 12 months.

    Wow.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, Tony. Like I said. smile I feel as if some people have been in my life forever, just because we've spoken and shared such a lot! smile

  9. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Hello Sophia.  Great to hear from you again.  I'd love to hear more about your eBooks.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi. smile It's been a while. I wrote a blog for people who wanted to publish ebooks. It's over here.

      http://spiceofwriting.blogspot.com/2011 … ebook.html

      You can read more about my ebooks here.
      http://bestebookstories.blogspot.com/p/ … tessa.html

      I wasn't quite sure if you wanted to see what I had written, or whether you wanted to publish yourself, so I've posted both links. smile

      1. rmcrayne profile image97
        rmcrayneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Perfect.  I am sincerely interested in both smile

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          smile That's wonderful. If you need to ask something, let me know. It was quite a learning curve! smile

          1. HikeGuy profile image75
            HikeGuyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Congrats! I'm happy to hear about your eBooks. I've been checking that out, too.

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Hikeguy, I think it's a viable option! smile

  10. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Doesn't a year go fast?

    Congratulations on this your first major milestone at HP, and I'm proud to be one of the new friends you mentioned.

    What a fascinating lady you are, and I hope by this time next year your hard work will have paid off and we'll be seeing your name in lights or being interviewed on TV shows.

    We can but dream, but you deserve it.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Izzy,

      Yes, you most definitely are one of the friends that I am thinking of. I feel like I've known you forever! Yup, we'll see what the next year brings. smile

 
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