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Hubberscore/Hubscore: A Poem

  1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Hubberscore/ Hubscore : A Poem

    Hubberscore/Hubscore, what does it mean?
    What is the highest you've ever seen?
    Does it mean that you're better than others around you?
    Or is it designed to  quite simply confound you?

    I've been at a hundred at least twice this week,
    I didn't  rewrite, repost or re- tweak.
    My pageviews have plummeted, my stats are pathetic.
    My earnings are negligible; I have a headache.

    But I should be happy and thankful and glad,
    'Cause I'm at one hundred and that can't be bad.
    An early old hub I wrote about mice
    Had the century number displayed once or twice.

    Now I am rushed to get this posted,
    For my three place numbers soon will be toasted.

    1. mary615 profile image92
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Contracts!  Don't question:  just be happy!  You are a great poet!

      1. mary615 profile image92
        mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I meant "Congrats", of course!

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh-- thanks for that, I was wondering -- I wasn't sure if you thought my screen name was "Contracts" or if you were offering me a job as poet laureate or something.  (Dang spellchecker!)

          1. mary615 profile image92
            mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I wish HP would just do away with this score!  It is so discouraging.  Seems like the harder I work, the lower my score goes!

          2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
            Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That means all the Contracts you'll be recieving for writing poetry books soon!  We need a new Dr. Seuss.

            1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
              Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              "Hi", Patty! Actually, my children's book is written in a similar style-- (not quite Suessian, but with rhythmic rhyme). My favorite comment about the book was from a librarian who said it "was fun to read out loud". Thanks for commenting.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Loved this!!! big_smile big_smile big_smile

      I got to be a 100-dude a few weeks ago for awhile, but that has long since come and gone. big_smile

    3. tammybarnette profile image60
      tammybarnetteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      AWESOME!!!!  cool

    4. ExpectGreatThings profile image88
      ExpectGreatThingsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      One hundred's a dream I have not obtained
      Either in hubscore or next to my name.
      But thanks to your poem, I'll be grateful for 90
      And fretting for hubscores is long behind me.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        A great addition to my verse. Thank, EGT.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, mary and paradigm-- I didn't think anyone ever read this forum.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm-- a promotion: Somehow this posting got moved into the writing forum-- I initially thought it belonged in the category which included "vacuous fun".

  3. Sally's Trove profile image84
    Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago

    You put a smile on my face...especially about the line, "Or is it designed to  quite simply confound you?"

    I love a solid meter and playful rhyme that carry a message I can identify with. Read it from start to finish, twice. Still smiling.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Sally's. If I made anyone smile.. my day isn't wasted.

  4. theherbivorehippi profile image82
    theherbivorehippiposted 4 years ago

    Loved this! It's rare I find a thread I actually put forth the effort to comment on these days. This one made me smile. smile

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Thanks, Tammy. I see you are a Dr. Suess fan, as well.
    To herbivorehippi: I am honored by your comment.

  6. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Love it, love it, love it, Rochelle Frank!!! You are a marvel. Thanks so much for allowing us to laugh at our obsession and let it go just a little more. lol

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, Janshares! If any staff members are watching, I'd like to ask if we can get accolades for the number of smilies we get in comments.

      1. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, LOL, LOL, that's a good one.

  7. A.Villarasa profile image78
    A.Villarasaposted 4 years ago

    You are not the only one who is confused,
    Because HubPages is now  profused.
    With so much banter, chatter and clutter,
    That scoring 70 used to what really matter.

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Dr. V--
    I understand your basic thought,
    but without "seventy-five" one's not so hot.
    You, of course, are doing just fine,
    And are not far from ninety and nine.

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    See? Down again, but then, I'm really not paying attention.  smile

  10. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    You are at 96. Same slime as of me. So it goes... big_smile

  11. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 4 years ago

    I never worried about my score until one day it was 89!!!  That made me a little nervous.  What terrible deed had I done to fall out of favor with HP??  I was doing all the right things (I thought).  When I saw that, I thought of your great poem!

  12. Jennifer Lynch profile image44
    Jennifer Lynchposted 4 years ago

    Good score!  I think if you don't keep looking it goes up!   I try not to take it too seriously
    the measure of success is doing what you love.

  13. MarieAlana1 profile image72
    MarieAlana1posted 4 years ago

    Jennifer, that is a great quote from you. Thanks for the great inspiration.
    I love this poem that she wrote. It speaks words. I was at 96 and then I went down to 94. I've been there for the last week.

  14. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    Thank you, Mary615. I have enjoyed a lot of your hubs and I hope you keep up the good work.

    Jennifer Lynch: you are exactly right. None of us 'have to' do this, it is much more about the enjoyment and the interaction.

    Marie Alana1: Yes the scores are interesting, but there is a lot more meaning in the responses you get. Even though I wrote the poem, I still have to remind myself. Thank you, thank you all.

  15. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    If yours is past 90, that's still a great number specially since mine still in a slumber!!!!!

    OK, I'm going to go back to photography now since I suck a poetry.........tongue

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Love your photos... I still don't know how to set my cheap camera, but occasionally I get lucky.  I can usually manage a cheap rhyme.

  16. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

    The secret seems to be patience. I've hardly done anything to gain 9 points ..to prove the point.

 
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