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My Magical Hubhopping Tour: Day Five

Updated on February 22, 2011

Half way there, and the dice have finally landed on something useless. So at this point I hold my hand up and admit that I have now cheated on this quest. My aim was to land on each hub and try to find something useful, or at least learn something I didn’t know before. But I skipped over my fifth hop for one reason... it was a blatant plug for gadgetry, quite clearly aimed at generating money for the hubber. So I won’t even name it. 

I am not casting stones here. I realise that hubpages is a forum whose contributors are afforded recompense for their literary efforts. I myself have earned nearly 35 bucks (wow!) in the last two and a half years! I admire those who make a good living at hubbing, and they are clearly much more talented authors than myself. I would love to make more money at this, and who wouldn’t? I write to create, and whether what I create is good or not, the burning need inside for me to create cannot be extinguished.  But I don’t write for the sake of making money, and so I will not waste my thoughts or reviews on a hub that is clearly written solely for that purpose. Those kind of hubs don’t need my review anyway.

So my fifth hubhop is really my sixth, but for all intents and purposes we’ll call it my fifth!

Ayurvedic Treatment by xren99

This hub is written on a topic that I know next to nothing about, but seems like a good, solid and informative article about ayurvedic treatment. What seems to be the underpinning of this ancient medicine does strike a chord with me, the fact that each cell of the entities of this universe are interconnected. I love this idea, and my literary explorations of eastern philosophies (for lack of a better word) over the last couple years, have opened new ways of looking at life for me. I cannot go into depth here as I fear that to give an in depth explanation of something I am only barely able to understand would be negligible. What I do believe is this – we are all connected. You cannot do anything – to a person, animal, or object – without it having some sort of impact on the whole. Furthermore, this ``doing`` does not only consist of physical actions, but also of the thoughts and perceptions you hold in your mind about everything and everyone. At first I thought that my explorations into these sorts of topics somehow conflicted with my Christian faith and my empirical paradigms as a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist. The more I learn about these topics, the more I see that these philosophies are just as interconnected to my Christianity and professional ideology as the cells of the universe.

This is a great first start from xren99, have a look here.   


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    • Pixienot profile image

      Pixienot 6 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      Okay, Nordy. I can no longer stay quiet. I really enjoy your reviews, even if you did skip one. (I personally, find it very hard to read about something that is an advertisement. Tells me little about the author and seldom enhances my life.)

      Ah, I stray, putting off the inevitable. I have a request. I love reading your hubs, however, my concentration is not so great as to read from start to finish when there is no paragraph break. Please do not write such long paragraphs.

      There I have said it. I am not saying your hubs are in the least low in quality...quite the opposite. I am saying, spread it out for us old timers. Please, please, please!

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I do not write for money - I write because I can not help that addiction. Also, it's very cathartic for me. I don't care if I don't make a dollar - seriously! I don't even know how to check to see if I have made a penny. Don't wanna know either! It really is writers like you Nordy that pay me with your knowledge and "power of the pen" and means more than dollars would mean to me.

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      Nordy 6 years ago from Canada

      Thanks Wesman Todd Shaw for your comment. I hope that you do generate a good income from hubbing, that is one of the benefits of online publishing. There are plenty of talented writers here, and I truly believe they should have the opportunity to make money from that talent. I am not opposed to writing articles about products per se, and if I fell in love with one or thought another one was horrible, i would probably share my opinions too. I wish now that I would have rated down that one that was so obviously spam, but its my own fault for not wanting to say anything bad ... I should have stood up for the integrity of Hubpages!

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas


      I'm semi unemployed, and really do hope to make some money from plugging products that I truly do know about, use, and appreciate. I won't write about products that I've never seen or known.

      I do however, just because I can't help myself, produce some massive articles or "hubs" about things that I am interested in, and those are the hubs that have given me my readers and friend here.

      I am, however, completely opposed to spam on this website; and I've yet to ever flag anything, but I will vote something down if I see it, and it just leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth; and looks to be the product of a spam monster.