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Just broke 90K - 100K is coming!

  1. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    I realize that compared to some of the superstars here (hi, Cags!) who are looking at half a million views and upward after a similar amount of time here, this is nothing, but 100K is a milestone for me and it looks like I'll be hitting it before my birthday in February. 

    I kind of wanted that to be so.  I couldn't call it a "goal" because I'm not doing anything to increase traffic other than spewing out the usual nonsense at regular intervals, but still, I wanted to hit that before my birthday and it looks like it will.

    Those of you who do that sooner have my slack jawed admiration and those of you who are yet to reach it have my encouragement.

    Happy 100K birthday to me :-)

    1. Dorsi profile image93
      Dorsiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats on that milestone. I found those found milestones were big motivators for me to write more. Congrats and watch how fast those next 100,000 come now!

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, I just pushed it back a bit.  I had 30 or so hubs that never did well and I got sick of watching them get no views month after month, so I zapped 'em.  They did add up to a few thousand views though, so now I'm back to being a week away..

      2. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Good Boy.. now write a Dorsi doosi like:
        "Strange UFOs (Unidentified Farting Odors) Have Been Discovered In San Francisco! - Watch the Video!"
        And you will get 100K views in a day... especially if you name the culprits, link to Cagsil and use the tag HP big_smile

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I can't do it..

          Dorsi did a great job on that hub - skeptical but still respectful toward the views of those who think that stuff is real.   It's not in me to show respect for stuff like that.  I never even would have thought to write about it because of that!

          1. Pearldiver profile image86
            Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Oh don't get me wrong... I wasn't suggesting anything unethical or disrespectful..

            A lot of Methane is created in San Fran.. and its not a city area known for herds of dairy cows... so other than BS where does it come from? smile

            Good Luck on your efforts mate!  Over and Out Roger... smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! Personally, I think google has been falling down on the job in regards to you. Hopefully, that is about to change. Maybe 342 hubs is attainment of critical mass?

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, well, yes.  Unlike certain folks who just write a few finely crafted hubs and watch the traffic roll in, I use the "throw it at the wall and see what sticks" approach, eschewing such supposedly valuable artifices such as editing, careful research and the rest.

      Now, there is certainly something to be said for a precision rifle shot, but shotguns are loud, messy and you can often hit things you didn't even aim at.  In my case, I put aside the shotgun and went with a large cannon filled with grapeshot, some bric a brac I found lying about, all carelessly mixed with small stones and gravel.  The charge is my own mixture of home made powder and a large quantity of match heads - it's more fizzle than pow, but it gets the stuff out there.

      Well,sort of out there - it was at least pushed out of the muzzle, anyway.

  3. profile image0
    oldandwiseposted 5 years ago

    As a newbie here, congratulations! There's no doubt you will reach your next goal!

  4. melpor profile image89
    melporposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, PCunix. I just hit that milestone myself about a week ago after two years here.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, but you did it with just 76 hubs.. big, big difference..  and look at Cags with half a million and just 102 hubs.. THAT is awe inspiring!

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Pcunix! smile

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image79
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! Its a lot of hard work!

  7. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Pcunix!  Here's to more traffic your way.. Cheers!
    http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Drinks/drinking-43.gif

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah - look at you, just 14 months, 110 hubs and over 100K.

      Another person I must bow lowly to..

  8. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Pcunix!  Now go take a walk to celebrate the impending 100K.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A 100K walk?  I think not :-)

      1. wordscribe43 profile image92
        wordscribe43posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        tongue

  9. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    Definitely fingers crossed for your milestone before your BD!  Then roll out that 500K in record time.  smile

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I'll reach it easily with days or even weeks to spare..  but 500K?  I think that would be years away.

  10. Ms57Classic profile image60
    Ms57Classicposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Pcumix!!  Here I sit with a mere 133 views..lol  Although I signed up two years ago I just started becoming active by submitting hubs, reading and commenting on other hubs, ect. I am glad I read your post as it has insired me to continue on.... One day I hope to be as popular as you smile

  11. dipless profile image84
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, that is mighty impressive, i'm still about 30k off of mine :S but it'll get there eventually. That really is an impressive time frame, especially with Panda in that time frame. I'd high five you if i could big_smile

  12. Kris Heeter profile image81
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    Congrats - what a great goal to reach!  Hopefully it will be exponential and the next 100K will be there in no time:)

  13. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    I suppose that, given my lousy attitude toward promotion and my unfocused randomness, I'm lucky to be approaching it.

    I'm happy to be there, though.

  14. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Well, we are down to the wire.  Sometime over the next few days, I'll be there.

    Twenty months to get there is somewhat disappointing to me.  There was that six month post-panda traffic flatline, but even with that I'm not entirely happy about taking so long.   Still happy to get there, of course.

    If I could roll back time, I think I would do some things differently and might have hastened that milestone a little, but maybe not,  so who really knows?  'Tis what it is.

  15. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Congrats Pcunix, it's a great milestone to reach. I'm sure with 334 hubs, your views will multiply even faster after your reach this milestone.

  16. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    I have to say that your output - quality, writing skills, interesting, engaging and the sheer number of them - is very impressive.

    So well done to you!

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You'll get there faster than I did, I'm sure.

      By the way, you are looking very pale in your new icon picture.  Should I be concerned?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
        Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No need for concern. I am tickety-boo.

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          And "tickety-boo" is supposed to reassure me?

          smile

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
            Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Fair point.

            How about hot diggety dawg?

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Oh, look: we are wearing matching badges today.

              Mine won't last.  I've been saying unfriendly things about conservatives today - that always seems to knock me down a few days later.  Totally coincidentally, of course because when am I *not* saying unfriendly things?

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image85
                Mark Ewbieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Well, if I were in charge of the scores it would be fun to 'tweak' them a bit.  Knock someone down to 39 just for a laugh.

  17. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!  Break out the bubbly. smile

  18. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 5 years ago

    Congrats.

  19. Reality Bytes profile image91
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Good Job smile

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      On the target or the conservative baiting?

      smile

      1. Reality Bytes profile image91
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        ??  I was sincerely offering you words of encouragement.  sad

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm just joking.. you know I still like you in spite of the political divide.  I'm sorry that did not come across. sad

          1. Reality Bytes profile image91
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            PC, you speak your mind.  I respect that.  I also enjoy conversations in which the other party disagrees.  It helps me to see things through another perspective.  Disagreement encourages the search for knowledge.

            In no way would I dislike another human being simply for the fact that they have different views of the world.

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Well, there are people on your side that I *do* dislike for their views.  For example, the hubber who says ocean pollution is unimportant..  I just find it hard to have a pleasant attitude when faced with that kind of ignorance.

  20. jainismus profile image79
    jainismusposted 5 years ago

    Pcunix, congrats, and Happy Birth Day in advance

  21. Max Dalton profile image80
    Max Daltonposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Pcunix.

  22. savanahl profile image74
    savanahlposted 5 years ago

    Congrats on the milestone. I'm new here and that's very inspiring to see what others have achieved.

  23. Cardozo7 profile image61
    Cardozo7posted 5 years ago

    Congrats on the milestone Pcunix. I'm still trying to reach 1000 views but i'll get there eheh

  24. LoriSoard profile image77
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    That's awesome. Congrats!

  25. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Finally made it.  100,001 as I write this.

    Twenty months, three hundred hubs and then some..  some people do it much, much faster with far less hubs, but they have talent and skills I lack, so I did it with time and raw volume..

    I could have done it a week or so earlier if I hadn't decided to delete some really unimpressive things, but here we are just  the same and still well in advance of my birthday smile

    1. savanahl profile image74
      savanahlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! That's so awesome and Happy early Birthday! smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I visited your latest hub and blitz blue-buttoned it. You are now 100,002. big_smile

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nope. 100,026 smile

        See, the second 100K IS easier!  I'm already on my way smile

        1. wordscribe43 profile image92
          wordscribe43posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Congrats!  Here's to many, many more of those.

  26. DonnaCosmato profile image96
    DonnaCosmatoposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the first 100K, Happy Birthday in advance, and just so I could feel like a part of the buzz and excitement, I read one of your articles:)

  27. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, Pcunix! smile

  28. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Well done mate.. a couple more noughts and you've cracked it.. smile

  29. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, PC - you're one of the ones earning the rewards here.  Just as you say, work and perseverance have paid off.

    And onward to that second 100 grand!  smile

  30. Karanda profile image82
    Karandaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations Pcunix! i have been following you from the moment I knew you existed - on the forums. I miss your hat that told the world you were 'out there' but really pleased to see the 'real you' or the personna you want us to see as the 'real you'. Love your work and watching from afar. All the best for the next 100K

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's all fake.

      Actually, I'm a 47 year old migrant worker of Italian descent who makes a side living selling things like this on eBay:  http://www.tampabay.com/news/bizarre/article1213117.ece

      I have been married eight times to the same woman (we are both optimists) and we have no children except for the two who would like to pretend that their father does NOT write embarrassing things on Facebook and other places.

      I am deeply religious, 5'7", bald and tragically overweight.  However, that bit about my ancestor and the Pcuni is absolute truth.  It angers me that some have doubted that.

      I apologize for the other deception.

  31. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    Congrats on that 100,000!! WTG!

  32. PaulGoodman67 profile image92
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Yes, well done MR Unix!  ;-)

    You seemed to disappear for a long time, but then you were back!  :-)

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Picking onions over the summer..

 
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