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Writing on Hubpages, Finally

Updated on November 18, 2019
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I have been writing poems and short stories for years, some of which I have published independantly. I also blog. Writing is a loved hobby.

Missing No More

After signing up on Hubpages seven years ago, I promptly went missing from this place. Then I forgot about it.

To my recollection, I don't think I published a single article here, then. The reasons for that escaped me, somehow. Then again, I signed up at a lot (three or four, a lot) of writing websites back then, so Hubpages could be one of the ones which didn't really suited my capabilities at the time.

I was way too amateurish during those times. Still am, actually, although I like to think that I have gain more confidence in my own skills now. It's all about aspirations, you see. The more you know.

Anyway, I have rediscovered my writer's voice, so here too, I will write my piece.

"I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

— Anne Frank

A New Start

Several weeks ago, in October 2019, I was at a random writers' forum and someone referenced Hubpages. I thought it sounded familiar, so I decided to check this site out. It turned out that I already signed up for an account here.

Well color me surprised and delighted.

That took the decision out of my hands. I finally decided to submit my very first article here.

I mean, don't misunderstand me, it wasn't a light decision to make, to finally start here. It took seven years in the making.

But, why did I sign up and then waited seven years to finally publish my work here? Here are the reasons, as mentioned :

1) I forgot I have an account here
2) I forgot my password

Why forget in the first place?

Well, I forgot why. Isn't that a funny thing? The absent-minded poet syndrome, someone said once in a forum. I didn't know that there exists such a malady, until I have it, methinks!

Why did I forget that I created an account at such a prestigious writing platform such as Hubpages? One would think that if I had immediately published my works here then, I would be settled quite nicely here by now. I would also be having a substantially significance presence in this site, possibly; built a strong reputation, maybe. Definitely having a solid foundation and knowledge on the inner workings of this place, certain to help in producing large quantities and good qualities of articles.

I would have found my niche and solidified my home here. This, after I have been thinking about it this past few weeks, would have been a good thing. However, better late than never.

This, for me, is a new start. It is a new challenge, a way to expand my wings as a writer and poet. Who knows where I will go or end up at, how far I can fly, what I will accomplish.

But, in all probability, it is an exciting journey to go on. Don't you think so?

"You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write."

— Annie Proulx

The Travelling Poet

I like to refer to myself as The Travelling Poet, because I am always searching for inspiration and learning all I can about writing and poetry. So I go here and there in search of knowledge and hoping to gain experience. There was a time,as I mentioned earlier in this article above, that I was writing at several writing and blogging sites at once. Certainly, a few of those sites make for some nice pocket change, but the exposure and lessons learnt are worth more.

Certainly, the sheer amount of talented writers out here and there are so intimidating, but that is part of the challenge you can give yourself, to aspire to reach that level of greatness you admire and hope to be.

Aspiration and hope make the travelling poet strive to find success. Success is to find contentment in being the best that one can be, knowing that you give your all and do not shy away from new challenges which can only make you better.

The travelling poet, she walks here and there,
For she would find her place under the Sun;
Thus she writes, in trepidation and with care,
To give the readers what she thinks they want.

Oh give her wisdom, give her ways,
for to make her world come to life,
Give her nights, give her days,
For her dreams for which she thrives.

"Always be a poet, even in prose."

-Charles Baudelaire

© 2019 Lynne Samuel

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    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      Thats too bad with your old paypal account, Luis, but I'm glad you could get a new one.

      I keep forgetting my passwords to, to any of my accounts. So I keep a private notebook now for all of them. Now I can remember my passwords. I just hope I dont forget where I put my notebook, haha!

      Blessings to you.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      Thank you, Devika, that is encouraging to know. You're right, this place does have a friendly community...I hardly feel lost my first tine here. I'll stick around.

      I wish you all the best too *smiles*

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      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      That's true, Denise, haha! I keep forgetting my passwords...I was locked out of my twitter once until I found out I could create a new one through my email..silly me *bashful*.

      Have a nice day!

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      Wow, almost as long as me, Luis. But writing here could be a great opportunity. I wish you the best of success.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      4 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Actually same with Denise. I joined lots of writing platforms few years ago and most of them, I forgot my username and passwords.

      Even my Paypal account, I forgot my password. So, I was obliged to make another one. Too sad that my old PayPal account has some dollars in it.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I am glad you started here again. A friendly community and a positive start is always the best choice in writing for an audience. I started here in 7 years ago and gained many followers. Best of luck!

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      Denise McGill 

      4 months ago from Fresno CA

      Amazing that it took so long. I joined about 5+ years ago but didn't want to join too many writing platforms for just the reason you got lost. I was afraid I'd forget the passwords. Haha.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      4 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am glad that you came back here. Same as me as well. I came back here after 4 years. My first activity here for this year was done only last Nov1, 2019. I joined last 2015.

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      It is long, but I didn't feel it since I forgot about it *chuckles*

      Thank you, manatita. I wish you the best as well.

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      manatita44 

      4 months ago from london

      A very sweet piece Lynne and yes, funny how our memories work sometimes. 7 years is a long time! I love the fact that you did not give up. Peace.

    • lynnes75 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      Thank you, Lorna, you're always so encouraging. I wish you all the success , as well, and more to read from you *smiles*

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      Lynne Samuel 

      4 months ago from Malaysia

      Nice to know I'm not the only one, John. I wish to write more here, and learn from everyone. I looked up some other articles, whew! Such high standard to live up to *lol*

      I wish you the best as well.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      I have always enjoyed reading your articles Lynne and your poem "The Travelling Poet", perfectly describes that love of writing. I wish you well on your writing journey and look forward to reading more of your work.

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      John Hansen 

      4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Yes, Lynne, better late than never. I think I was a member here for almost a year before I published my first poem/hub and then I only wrote three in the first three years, so I was also a slow starter. I have been here 10 years now and have 415 articles.

      So, welcome to HubPages and your fresh start. Obviously, the time is now right to begin your adventure here. Enjoy.

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