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Reflections On My First 555 Hubs

Updated on January 22, 2014
I have written about food....
I have written about food.... | Source
cats.... | Source
home and seasons....
home and seasons.... | Source
politics.... | Source
my Mom....
my Mom.... | Source
my wife (bless her)....
my wife (bless her).... | Source
family.... | Source
self.... | Source
gardening.... | Source
and God.
and God. | Source
But at the end of the day, I stop and hope I did my best each time.
But at the end of the day, I stop and hope I did my best each time. | Source

Summary Reflections

As of the start of this new year, my 555+ Hubs on HubPages have garnered comments that 474 were "Useful", 673 comments termed them "Awesome" (a trend in the right direction), 461 "Beautiful", 879 "Interesting", and, obviously due to my serious nature, only 151 "Funny".

Of the 36,363 viewings of my Hubs, 4,828 spurred comments. My most commented on Hub was entitled "Spending Our Way Out of Indebtedness?" which had 52 comments, while the Hub "I've Reached The Summing Up Time" had 44, "A Different Kind of Cook" had 42, and "A Haiku - Togetherness" had 38. The latter two are remarkable in that they are both poems. All four are remarkable for only having current Hub Scores of 56, 67, 65, and 65, though I have continuously noted that while I have had a perfect score of 100 (!), out of all my writings poems always score low. In fact poems score so consistently low for all Hubbers that Longfellow and Tennyson would have been discouraged into taking up driving coal barges.That's not to say that I come even within shouting distance of such scions of Shakespeare as they are, but I'm just recounting my observation.

Disappointments have been quite frequent learning experiences....much akin to publisher rejection letters in their own way. For example, I devotedly conceived "A Party Platform For The Tea Party" at a time before the near demise of that congregation of devotees, and it received only 65 viewings and 8 comments the common thread of which being that it was "too idealistic and purely American" to stand any chance of seeing the light of day.

I continue to publish on Hub Pages because I simply love to write with the hope of sharing. I also imagine that, were I to die tomorrow, some genealogist (perhaps even among my own descendants) might run across some one Hub and call me prescient. [I have a book forthcoming that will beg for that accolade. More on that later.]

My advice from this accumulated experience? Write and write, publish and publish, at the same time realizing that most artists of any variety of skill usually die paupers.


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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Being a pauper does not mean that you are not wealthy in other realms of life.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I love your pictures. Congrats on 555 hubs! My hubs, blogs and other assortment of writing keep adding up and you know it rather scares me. Will this be a never ending possibility for me to keep on writing and publishing till the end of my time or will people just get tired of what I have to say??? BTW love your poetic creativity. The best to you and love to have you among my friends. Special blessings to your incredible mom, Go, mom go!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      catgypsy Nice to have you stopping by again. It's been fun.

      BlossomSB: Nice sharing with you, and I count you as a friend.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Congratulations on the 555+ hubs. That's quite an achievement. It's just as well that we write for the pleasure of it, as most of our writing does not seem to engender much remuneration, but it's great to share with our friends here. Keep up the good work!

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      catgypsy 3 years ago from the South

      Wow! 555 hubs...quite a number. Great advice here and look forward to more of your works!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If it were not important feelings-wise or content-wise, it wouldn't be worth making the efforts involved. That's something I am sure you already know. Thanks for the effort you have made to read, score, and comment. I hope to return the favor and resurrect something that Hub Pages has allowed to sit on the back burner.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Congratulations on 555 hubs, Perspycacious! Congratulations on writing about what is important to you, too.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks Ann. I continue to browse, rouse, and carouse too.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Great reflections on your hubs so far and congratulations on 555 - great number!

      You're right that it's the writing experience that counts and success is the icing on the cake. I like the community spirit here and the support, encouragement and inspiration it gives.

      Well done! Look forward to reading your future hubs - poetry included!! Ann