Congratulations to Colin Stewart aka Epigramman for reaching 1,000 followers!
Congrats....and thanks for all the support you provide for so many of us. I am glad I am one of your 1,000 followers.
Oh Congratulations! Epigramman deserves huge recognition for such an accomplishment. Love you Epi and appreciate all you do for others here on hubpages. You're the number one man!
Thank you for opening this forum, Flora, and giving us the chance to congratulate a loved and great poet.
Epi, may your quill never run out of ink and may your spirit always soar. Thank you for your poetry.
Hello Flora - What a nice thing to do for the one and only Epigramman. He will have another 1,000 before we know it.
Congrats Colin for reaching this milestone..
Hearty congratulations to a star, the star hubber of our times.
With all respect and cheers,
Holding aloft his, "Yeah Colin!" banner...ThoughtSandwiches gets crushed among the thousand followers, fans, and friends...
Yea, Epi! You make me smile everyday. I love you Dear friend..
Way to go, Epi! So glad to be one of your adoring fans!
Epi, this is just awesome! Congratulations to such a prolific writer and fantastic poet. I love your poem "This Man". It made me reflect on some important issues in my life. Thank you for all your poems.
I'm always the last person to notice anything. Who is Epigramman? Actually just found him - http://epigramman.hubpages.com/ - off to read to see what all the hype is.
Actually, just looked at his recent hubs and see that he is a poet.
Just think, If I had divided my last 2 hubs into poems of his hub length, I would now have another 600 hubs, or more. I never was good at math!
My last two hubs were almost 3,000 words apiece.
Just goes to show, words mean nothing.
Epi/Colin is one of those people who not only write poems, he goes out of his way to advertise other people's hubs on his facebook page. An epigram is a short poem by definition so none of them will be long.
For people who aren't poets, there is no big deal. But for those of us who are poets, it is.
One thing though: Poems get a flurry of activity the fist couple of days it is published. Then it plummets. You do not get any repeat viewings on poems. Praise from others is all you are ever going to get because no one comes to poetry to click on any ads. That was true before Panda as after. So don't let this thread bother you Isobelle.
I do not know whether he will even see the thread as he tends to stay away from forums.
As for me, I tend to get excited when everyone hits milestones no matter what type of writing they do. I go slightly overboard. silly? Yes indeed. But it warms my heart.
I have always said, though maybe not for a long time, that if poets want their poems viewed by the people who use the world wide wide web, that they have to title then as such.
"A Poem - Begone Good Sir"
"A poem - Around the Deep Waters"
Obviously, no-one searches for those exact terms, but putting 'poem' in the title helps.
Not being a poet, I respect those who are, but at the same time if you want your poems to be found on the WWW, you have to title them in a search friendly way, just like the rest of us who write about factual things.
okay, Izzy. I think Colin sees it as a hobby, though. He has some kind of graveyard shift job so he doesn't worry about marketing.
Also, when we write poems, us poets use tags like poem, poetry, romantic poetry, lyrical poetry, etc. So that helps to pull in readers who are looking for poems.
Excellent! You do know that titles are more powerful?
Titles are very important. BTW I do not recall reading any of your hubs. What kind of titles do you use?
It really does not matter right now though, for this forum thread is all about Epi and his achievements, not you or me.
sure. My acrostic poems have quite strong titles and they do get some repeat traffic. They are all about biographies of artists/famous titles so they do have a lot of info. But they always get *less* traffic than my articles.
I like your titles and hubs, Flora. I was responding to Izzy and trying to figure out how we are stuck on titles rather than the purpose of your forum.
It would be interesting to start a forum on titles and how important they are in regards to traffic. I have been pondering on this myself for the last few days. Epi's title of one of his poems, "This Man", drew my attention immediately because it made me think it would be a poem about a man who has a message for someone or struggles in life. After reading the poem, I can tell, as Epi says, that the poem, like most of his, is open to interpretation of the reader -- which I think is great.
Aw sweetheart, don't fall out with me because of what I said.
I am not a poet, and not a fan of poetry.
That said, I do think there is a huge demand out there for poetry.
In order for an internet searcher to find poetry, then the word -poetry- has to be in the title of the hub.
Otherwise, how can it be found? That's all.
And don't bother trying to read me, because I don't do poetry.
I write poetry and most of my poems get daily google traffic - in fact my highest traffic poem usually gets 30+ google views per day and was not even written by me but by my son at age 10.
You have to think about what you would type into the search engine if you were looking for a poem - hence, the word poem, or poetry, and then the subject of the poem. You can then give it another title as a capsule heading if you want. I can't see how you can be found if not.
And congratulations, Epigramman!
Yes Without my hobbies my life would be work alone.
You could not be more wrong izzy.
To a poet words are everything. And our Epi is a wordsmith of the highest Caliber.
Cardisa, Thank you..I thinl i have it....
Heres to you Epi, our friend
Way da go bro, I knew you would do it. You have so many people loving your work and you deserve every friend you have at the Hubs and on FB. Congratulations for reaching your 1000th follower.
...amazing...congratulations....and to one thousand more...
twenty months ago who new
they'd be following little ole you?
it is clear
many have drawn near
to read and think and cheer....
..and here is the man himself - lol lol lol
...let's face it - good writing is good writing - whether it's 10 lines or 100 lines and like Duke Elllington once said why categorize music at all - good music is good music - I purposely don't group or categorize my writing into specific genres - otherwise that would spoil the surprise of what is to follow - lol
thank you to one of my biggest fans and hub buddies Flora for starting this lovely surprise (her mum too) and thank you everyone else for joining in and making this truly a highlight of a lifetime - not everyone gets to reach these kind of numbers and a lot of that has to do with my friends, fans, followers, and colleagues here at the Hub. lake erie time 7:29pm
I can't think of anyone more deserving of kudos, admiration and love than you, Colin. Congrat's on a magnificent milestone in Hubland. The quantity alone is monumental. The quality is beyond measure.
Epi, you are and will always be the King of Hubpages poetry. This title is yours not only for your razor sharp imagination, but also for your huge heart and blessed spirit. We love you!
Whoo-hoo! Group ((HUGS)) for Colin our epi-gram-man
Maybe we shall send him a Western Union MailGram for the Man!
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Well deserved, epi! This impressive milestone is a reflection of your wonderful sense of humor, non-stop creativity, and devotion to HubPages. Thank you and congratulations!
Congratulations Epi. I am proud to be one of your 1,000 followers.
Congratulations on 1000 followers! Your talent and your kindness to your followers are just two of the many reasons you deserve such a great fan club.
Here's to your continued success.
Congratulations on what seems like an awesome achievement! May you enjoy much success.
WOWOWOOW...great to see a great hubber having 1,000 followers...Congratulations Epi...i'm glad to be a follower...
Good Stuff... Congrats Colin.. Well deserved my friend.. people love your work!
Hell people love the Epi as well
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