Famous Hubbers in History
Famous Hubbers in History
A hubber is one who writes articles on HubPages.com. Coming from wildly varying backgrounds, hubbers write on any imaginable topic; some of it is actually readable. Unlike Al Gore, most hubbers have integrity and actually believe in what they write.
Throughout the years, aspiring writers have aspired to fame and riches on HubPages. Many of these scribes found themselves consigned to the infoBarrel trash heap of history regardless of how earnestly they aspired. Lets us trundle down memory lane, recall a few of the more memorable hubbers, and reminisce just how they left a lasting impression on HubPages.
Hubber Newbie jumped into hubbing with both allegorical feet. She allowed her fans into her life. She embraced the attention that came with success on HubPages. Her opening hub was engaging enough to attract the interest of many hub readers, but not quite enough to coerce them into becoming fans. Alas, Newbie's readers soon realized that she had very little to say. A swim in the ocean of her soul hardly got their feet wet. Newbie continues to polish her original hub, but she has little hope of regaining her initial momentum.
Henry hopped into Hubbing with the noblest of intentions. His dissertations on the basic condition of mankind struck a chord with thousands of readers. His fans were willing to overlook his periodic dalliances with me-first sensual activities, such as traipsing into town to dine with friends. After only a few months of hubbing, he accumulated an astronomical number of fans. His downfall arose from an inability to write more than one hub. His single solitary hub meandered for tens of thousands of words, touching on innumerable subjects. No individual fan claims to have read the entire thing.
Had Henry helped himself by subdividing his hubs, he might very well have dominated the landscape of Hubpages. Instead he found his hubbing career mired in a swamp. Excuse me; mired in a wetland.
Hubber Schopenhauer truly felt at home on HubPages. The opportunity to write semi-anonymously while spewing dissent proved irresistible. He absorbed the business side of HubPages. He cranked out hub after hub. All his hubs were crafted to incite, inspire, and disparage. Ultimately he learned that his work only annoyed. While failing at writing useful or interesting hubs, the HubPages forums proved too much temptation. Schopenhauer posted thousands of sour screeds on subjects he knew almost, but not quite, nothing about. Sadly, he absorbed a hard lesson that applies in HubWorld and also in real life; write what you know, and most people will find it ponderous anyway. His adsense earnings plunged after peaking at over $1.23 per month.
Silenus set the gold standard for serious hubbing. She did her homework by selecting popular topics. She constructed concise interesting hubs that drew readers and left a lasting impression on search engines. Her knowledge of keywords surpassed even Mark Knowles. After touching the lives of many other hubbers, she moved on to start her own site. She continues writing on popular topics and alchemy.
Plucky Hannibal immediately recognized the potential of HubPages publishing. Positioning himself as a man of the people, he rose to prominence by giving fans what they wanted to read. In his race to the top, he made the nearly fatal decision to copy articles from third-party sources. At the pinnacle of his popularity he found himself exposed as a plagiariser. When caught, he proffered profuse apologies. Many fans abandoned him. The fans who stuck with him have supported him to this very day; he continues to enjoy wide popularity despite a propensity to stick his digital foot in his mouth. Those close to him find his gaffs endearing. The population at large tries hard to overlook his faults.