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An Introduction to HubPages With Snoopy and Woodstock

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Dohn121 is a freelance writer who currently resides in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains of New York's famed Hudson Valley.

My 100th Hub on HubPages

To commemorate my 100th hub, I wanted to do something special here at HubPages. I wanted to do something memorable, much like my 50th Hub, Why I Write: A Reflection in which I delved into my passion for writing and how it ultimately changed my life, by giving a little back to the incredibly diverse and talented community we have here at HubPages. I also wanted to do a hub on Snoopy and Woodstock as well and couldn't decide on which to do, as I can only have one 100th Hub...And so this happened.

I'd like to dedicate this hub to my close friend and fellow Hubber cosette who, unfortunately, is no longer here. I thought it would make perfect sense to dedicate a special hub to a special friend whom I dearly admire and respect and who's been with me nearly my entire time while here at HubPages. In spite her absence, it doesn't change how she helped me and for that, I am grateful. I'm proud to say that I was her first fan early on. She, like so many others when new to HubPages, had many questions for me concerning HubPages. Sometimes, I wasn't quite sure how to answer all of them, but made it a point to find the answer as I sincerely felt it my responsibility to help all those who asked for help (with what little I knew). So with that said, I really hope that you do like this hub cosette, as you've inspired me to write this. And with that said, I aim to pay it forward, so let's begin!


Welcome To HubPages!

I remember when first I joined HubPages. I was very shy and was as quiet as a mouse while constantly looking over my shoulder. It reminded me of being a freshman on my first day of high school so many years ago as a stranger in a very strange land. There were upperclassmen all around me and a handful of staff. Some of the people here were even hall monitors which I never experienced before in all my previous schooling. Well, ladies and gentleman, HubPages is very much like high school, at least in this sense, only, you won’t have to worry about being wedgied, taken to the bathroom for a quick swirly (when you are forced head first into a toilet while it's flushing), or being locked up in your own locker (like I was). Nope. You’ll be spared from such extracurricular activities here.

So, if you are indeed new here, I’d like to personally welcome you to HubPages. You’ve taken the first step in the right direction towards online publishing success. Maybe you’ve have not yet published online before or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran with 10+ years experience with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and are now here to add back links to your blog or domain. While here, you’ll find that the publishing tools are indeed user friendly and that the people or Hubbers are even friendlier. Rest assured, help is always available to those who simply ask.

In a nutshell, HubPages is a social networking and writing site where you can freely write to your heart’s content and make a bit of money while doing so. Of course there are some rules pertaining to this, but are very much in good taste and within reason (for instance, you can’t post pornography, can’t gamble, or use duplicated content for your hub articles). HIgh quality, original content will be rewarded with good Hubscores. Not sure what this entails? Click here to find some great examples of the best hubs HubPages has to offer.

HubPages Tip: Cater To Your Followers


Why Snoopy and Woodstock Appear On This Hub

So why in the world did I choose Snoopy and Woodstock to appear in this hub? To me, Snoopy and Woodstock represent camaraderie. The two are inseparable—wherever Snoopy goes, Woodstock follows. When I think about HubPages, the first thing that comes to mind is my Followers. Without them I don’t have a readership and without a readership, I won’t have any traffic. I once wrote in my intro to one of my Revenge, Inc. installments that I’m performing for empty seats without my readers and I meant every word of it. Like with any business, if you don't have a clientele you will consequently fail.

HubPages Tip: You Are Not Alone on HubPages! Seek Answers For All Your Questions Concerning HubPages!


Getting Started On HubPages - The Least You Should Know

Here is a brief grocery list of what you should have when first starting out with HubPages to quickly jump start your success. Time after time, I've seen many people come and go because they didn't know the basics. I've found that they either lack the following or simply didn't have the patience necessary to mature as successful Hubbers:

  • Get an Avatar Sounds pretty simple, right? In case you don't know what an avatar is, it's your profile pic that shows others here at Hub Land who you are or who you're representing. It's not hard to find a pic on the internet as there are millions to choose from. But for goodness sake, don't leave your avatar blank, as others will in fact be reluctant to get to know you or your work if you don't have one. An actual picture of you works best.
  • Edit Your Profile Your Profile Page tells the world who you are and what you're about. For instance, if you're an airplane pilot, you'll make mention of your experiences of such and so should some or all of your hubs be related to such field. There will be some who will become your fan just from reading your profile, so introduce yourself to others in your profile. As an example, you can read my profile by clicking here.
  • Get A Google Account Getting yourself a Google Account or Google Mail (Gmail) account is necessary if you want to earn money through Google AdSense. This doesn't necessarily have to be your primary email account (I use Yahoo as my primary email) here at HubPages, but you need to have one in order to qualify for their Affiliate Program.
  • Have Patience Many people come to HubPages with visions of grandeur, about making millions (ha ha) over night. Seriously, even the best bloggers in the world did tons of research and/or had training before they made anything substantial online. If you take the necessary steps in SEO than you will already be ahead of the curve. It took me 5 months to make my first Google AdSense payout. For many others, it takes 6 months or more. There are no shortcuts to online success, I assure you. However, if you are not here to make money, then you won't have to worry about any of this!
  • Schmooze It makes sense to be social in a social networking site. Get on the forums and introduce yourself, leave comments on the hubs that you read so the writer KNOWS that you read his or her hub. Participate in everything that you can find to gain notoriety. You need to be visible and a social butterfly if you do want to get noticed here. I've actually made a couple of friends who I correspond with via email and telephone and I met them all on HubPages. It never hurts to network with others.

HubPages Tip: Interact With Others


How To Get Followers On HubPages

Back when I first joined HubPages, what is now referred to as “Followers” was referred to as “Fans.” There are some of us still that prefer the old moniker, but whatever: In accordance with other social networking sites, on Facebook, they’re called “Friends,” on Twitter, they’re also called “Followers,” and on YouTube, they’re called “Subscribers.” And if you want to take it a step further, in Heaven they’re called “Angels” and in Hell, they’re called “Demons.” I guess Heaven and Hell are social networks too, right? So be it. Someone once asked me how I was able to get so many fans in such a small amount of time and I told them that I bribed them with my sister’s famous egg rolls. Well, when that didn’t fly, I told them to simply Follow the Golden Rule. In other words, do onto others as you would want have done onto you. I usually comment A LOT on other people’s hubs.To be honest, that might actually be an understatement. At last count, I’ve commented on over 4,800 hubs and that’s no exaggeration. However, I think my friend prettydarkhorse is gaining on me. On average, I read about 20 hubs a day, sometimes more if I have the time. I just do my very best to read those who read me as not only is it a courtesy, but a pleasure to do so. Time is certainly precious to me, as it must be for you, so for people who actually take the time out of their busy lives to read my work, I thank you kindly as it's certainly a blessing. Repaying the favor is certainly in order. I assure you, if you do in fact take the time to read and comment on other people's work, good things will indeed happen.

HubPages Tip: Your Diligence Will Pay Off


Being Active on HubPages

Here at HubPages, you’ll find that Followers form a symbiotic circle. No man is an island and no Hubber gets anywhere without a following. So with that said, get to know as many Hubbers as you can by being active on the forums, participating in Princessa's HubMob Weekly Topic, the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Hub Challenge, being nominated for a Hub Nugget, and/or by reading other people's hubs and make sincere, thoughtful comments. Although I can't guarantee that after doing so that these same people will come over and read your hubs and comment, the likelihood of their doing so stands in your favor. In effect, it's an unspoken courtesy here at HubPages, but not a rule in such. To be successful here, you have to be active and stay active!

HubPages Tip: Use An Avatar

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Finding Your Niche or Niches!

When I first joined HubPages back in July of 2009, I was told that fiction and poetry doesn't do well here.

Me: Really?

Anonymous: Really. Well, for one, they don't make money and two, they don't get much attention.

Well, then you'll have to tell that to my weekly and daily readers (most notably my Revenge, Inc. readers) as I do get a nice dose of traffic from them not to mention a lot of comments (they may however, have a point about the money, ha ha). I'm one of those Hubbers that writes a bit about everything, from import tuner models, to book reviews. From travel destinations to short stories and from product reviews to quick and easy recipes. I just can't bare to write one hundred hubs about insurance, it's not for me but it might be for you. By the way, internet wise, insurance is a very good keyword, albeit a competitive one mind you. The important thing is to share your knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. If you are a mechanic, perhaps you could write hubs on how to change oil or maybe you're a photographer who doesn't mind sharing his knowledge about proper lighting. You get the idea. By finding a niche and running with it, you become a sort of guru here at HubPages through the course of time and popularity. Here are some good examples here at HubPages:

  • Tatjana-Mihaela and Shalini Kagal Both of these ladies are a fountain of information when it comes to alternative healing and Bach remedies. Tatjana-Mihaela is a Reiki-Master Teacher who provides an online service.
  • Anime_Nanet Just about anything to do with Japanese anime here at HubPages begins and ends with this guy. He's one of the most dedicated people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
  • Mrvoodoo Anything zany, wacky, scary, and fascinating is this guy's bag. I practically read everything he's written as he continues to spark my curious curiosity!
  • Anglwu She holds the esteemed position of being a triple threat in fashion, beauty, and personal health. Her hub, Weight Loss Secrets From Around the World is one of my favorites.
  • Rebecca E She will always have a larger following than me. Why? Because she has a bigger propensity to help others. Her hubs are testament to that. Make sure you check out her hubs on how to improve yours!
  • Peter Dickinson He's the Great Llama of zoology with decades of experience in the field. He's taught me more about Zoos in Asia than anyone else I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
  • Randy Behavior She's won several awards right here on HubPages and by her avatar and amazing collection of poetry it's no wonder! Have a look at her hubs.
  • Ghost32 This gentleman is one of the most knowledgeable hubbers I know when it comes to trucking school, building a house from scratch and Sarah Palin. He's also one of the most benevolent and respected Hubbers around.
  • Wavegirl22 As a siren of the sidelines, this NYC native knows more about the NFL than some NFL players! She stole my heart from the start and refuses to give it back.
  • Hypnodude Although he's still technically a newbie, this gentleman from Italy will put a spell on you with his writing (seriously). His talent and penchant to help others is unmatched.
  • TattoGuy The man I refer to as El Capitaine has set sail to bring you a schooner of tattoo hubs on just about every body part. He can spin a pretty good yarn too if your up for it.
  • Poetlorraine We don't forget our first (follower) and I'm not about to forget mine! She was the first ever to read my work when coming aboard HubPages so long ago. I swear, she has the heart the size of Ireland. Her love for poetry is immense.
  • Cris A This guy is really a wizard disguised as a Filipino. As one of my close friends here on HubPages, he can take a handful of dirt and a piece of cardboard and create a masterpiece and sell it on the open market for a king's ransom I'm sure. His writing and Photoshop works are masterpieces.

HubPages Tip: Add Videos To Spice Up Your Hubs


Your Success Depends On You

So why are you here right now? Perhaps you were looking up what "Blogging" was (just like I did) and so stumbled upon HubPages while doing so. Maybe you were looking for a place in which to interact with others live or maybe you simply wanted to share some of your poetry or other writing by publishing online, or maybe you're just looking to make some money like so many others out there on cyberspace. In either case, your success depends on you. If you do in fact want to achieve any of these things and do it effectively, you're going have to put forth the effort. For instance, if you do want to earn some money with your hubs, you need to do some SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and to do just that. You're just going to have to learn about it. If you want to get noticed here then you have to "notice" others first. If you want to get "street cred" you're going to have to earn it just like everyone else. Everyone started here just like you did to get where they are and your situation is no different. I was once brand new to blogging when first I came aboard the HubPages scene and perhaps just like you, I was overwhelmed by the amount of Hubs others have written, the amount of Followers they had, the high Hubberscores they had, and the amount of tenure they had here. But those successful Hubbers are the SAME PEOPLE that helped me along the way, mostly because I asked for it. Remember, they were new too once upon a time. So long as you are willing to listen to more experienced Hubbers and are willing to put forth the effort to succeed, you will succeed. Believe in yourself and you will!

HubPages Tip: Read Others The Way You Would Like To Be Read


Start Building Your Portfolio

As you know, this is my 100th and it's long overdue. I really thought that I'd reach this number two months ago, but no matter. My advice to you? Keep publishing hubs and keep on coming up with novel ideas as your traffic will spike as a result of it. Consistency will pay off. There are some Hubbers that are working on anywhere between 25 and 50 hubs at a time. To do this, all's you have to do is click on SAVE UNPUBLISHED and then come back to it when you get the time. Although I came here to share my writing, I also would like to make some money, so there is a slight division between my hubs--almost 50/50--when it comes to such. But overall, I have fun writing every single one of them. Remember, HubPages is a fun experience so you should treat it as such, so remember to HAVE FUN!!!

Would you like to be a part of the fastest-growing Online writing community? It's free to join and you can start writing immediately! Please click here to get started!

I really hope that this hub helped you in some way. Keep on writing and keep on hubbing! Thank you for reading me and here's to your success!


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My Personal Favorites

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Thanks For Visiting!


© 2010 dohn121


Kawai from Singapore on February 26, 2016:

I was searching for Snoopy related articles while doing my research for my own Snoopy hubpage (just to see what has been already covered) and stumbled upon your article. Great advice and very useful for a new hubber (like me). Hubbing has been great fun so far and I hope to be able to engage more readers as well.

Although a little overdue - but congrats to your 100th hub!

dy0pxa on December 15, 2015:

Good Luck on 100th hub.

Danny Cabaniss from Shawnee, Oklahoma on June 03, 2015:

Great hub! Thanks for the terrific advice!

Jeremy Gill from Louisiana on March 25, 2015:

Wow, the comment section alone stands as a testament to the quality information in this Hub! I too hope to develop my own niche; I enjoy writing about video games, anime, movie reviews, and interactive quizzes. With hard work, I believe my efforts will pay off. Thanks for all your advice!

Molly Layton from Alberta on March 25, 2015:

This has so much helpful information! I can't believe it's five years old. You must have so much more experience now.

I'm not exactly new, but I have a long way go up the learning curve. This hub sounds like it is still relevant despite the changing times. I will try to follow its instructions to a T.

Ernar on July 26, 2013:

Well, Amazon can be a great Affiliate Program for you in this case. Make sure to sign in and use Market Samurai to find the best products based on reweivs and sales.MoneyChristmas is just at the next corner! Don't miss out.People

Erica on July 26, 2013:

Honestly I agree with hayden., and I love the whole sell your squad idea. Personally I'd love to see pace beomce less of a factor. I'm a very total football kind of man, I love having passing specialists in my team and being able to dominate possession which is why I hate those stupid untalented quick guys some shit team sticks up top. I think I also want to see more specialization when it comes to stadiums, like if I'm at the etihad, I want the net to be black or if I'm at the bernabau I want the crowd right behind the goal instead of 80 yards away. I also want more freedom on celebrations. If I just scored a goal in stoppage time, I whhjhant to o rip my shirt off or go celebrate with the crowd or the subs. And if I'm up 6 or 7 nil why can't I just start walking emotionlessand give one of my teamates a gentle high five. I also want new commentators, like Macca or and Ian darke on ESPN who are the best! Rather than Clyde tilsley and his butt buddy Andy town send, I mean come on EA get creative!!!

celeBritys4africA from Las Vegas, NV on May 15, 2011:

I like your hub, well writen and I want to wish you congrats on 107 hubs! I become one of your followers, I want to learn from you.

Dave Framer on April 14, 2011:

Thanks for the advice and tips, I have only published a few hubs and I am trying to put more out there, I especially appreciate all the links you have listed, I will be checking them out to see how to improve mine.

Christen Roberts from Harrisburg, PA on January 19, 2011:

This was great to read, pre-writing any hub at all. I'm gathering information like a sponge and inspiration will pour out in spades. Thank you!

chancellor44 on November 08, 2010:

Hello and Congratulations!. Im a new hubber and a HUGE peanuts fan. I was looking for some direction and your snoopy and woodstock caught my eye. Great infomation. It gave me a little more much needed confidence to proceed on.I think prehaps I can do this. I sure would like to try. Thanks Much!

LynB on November 01, 2010:

Hi & Congratulations on your 100th hub!!!

Thanks for the information for new hubbers.

I'm very new & I really appreciate this!!

Amudhan on August 02, 2010:

It is great and it would have been much more greater if something had been told about the number of keywords to be used, permitted keyword density, and the minimum and maximum words per article

solargodess from New York on June 23, 2010:

I still haven't read it word for word but I pic up something new each time I peruse this. Thanks for writing it and recommending I read it.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on May 31, 2010:

You're welcome, JLR1. Thank you so much for taking my advice as I really do believe that others will benefit by reading this hub. I wish you success here!


JLR1 from Birmingham, UK on May 31, 2010:

Thanks for the mail directing me to this hub. It's really useful, and I've already started putting some of the tips into practice. Nice to feel welcomed here, too.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 29, 2010:

Hi Granny's House. I must admit that I devoted much of my time here at HubPages and have zero regret whilst doing so. The biggest benefit of all is meeting people such as yourself and with that said, I wouldn't trade away any of it. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on April 26, 2010:

Dohn, this is a great hub. I can't believe how many fans you have and only in a year. I hope some day I will do as well. I can see why you do so well. I will rate and bookmark also Stumbleupon

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 22, 2010:

Thanks, papalopp for reading this. I really do hope that this hub helped you, because when writing this, I thought of all of the things that I wish I new when first I joined HubPages. Thanks for all your kind words. I hope you're successful here!

papalopp from San Diego, CA on April 22, 2010:

Hello Dohn, You've packed quite a bit of info here while keeping it relevant and personal. At this point, I've just been hubbing for over a month, so I find your advice to be fresh and applicable. You have an open writing style makes your posts unique. Thanks for sharing so richly.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 20, 2010:

Hello, BeBrown. Thank you so much for not only reading this but bookmarking this as well. It really does mean a lot. I hope it helps.

BeBrown on April 20, 2010:

Congratulations on your 100th Hub - I will bookmark this as there is some great advice here. Well done and thank you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 31, 2010:

Not a problem, Joey. Thank you so much for coming by and reading this. All the tools you need are here at HubPages (including me, haha). Good luck to you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 31, 2010:

Thank you, ceholmes. It's so good to hear from some of the "newer" Hubbers here at HubPages as it's designed for such. It's also great to hear that others share the same sentiments as well! I'm sure you'll be a star here as you already have experience online with another social networking site. Good luck to you as well and thank you!

joey416 on March 31, 2010:

wow, thankyou this really helped me to get a feel for what exactly i'm doing.

ceholmes from Chicago on March 31, 2010:

You are very right about schmoozing. I did this on eHow and had pretty good success within my first two months! (has a higher payout than the average ehower). I am kinda sorta new to Hubs, but I would like to be more of an active member. Your hub really was a great read (love the snoopy), much success to you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 29, 2010:

Thanks, kowality! Much appreciated. There really is nothing like HubPages on cyberspace. I don't think it was an accident that I found this place. Thank you so much for reading this, my friend.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 29, 2010:

Hi, Laurel! Nope, you came at just the right time. This hub was hot when first I published but then the traffic just died :( Each and every visit is appreciated. Thanks for the congrats! It really felt great to have reached that milestone. I hope you continue to follow me ;)

kowality from Everywhere on March 29, 2010:

You are right about this incredible community Dohn. It really is about building relationships, supporting each other and sharing our lives. Thank You for sharing yours.

Laurel Rogers from Bishop, Ca on March 29, 2010:

Dang it, dohn, I'm terribly late in congratulating you on your 100th! Now you've gotten to your 108th. You are such a marvelous presence on HubPages, and I am proud to follow your writing career!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 26, 2010:

Haha! Thanks, Randy. I knew you'd like this hub. No, poetry doesn't make money, but yes, it certainly does feed the soul :D Money isn't everything, but I sure could use a bit of it. Half of my hubs are for fun and so were written to share with others my voice. The rest are indeed geared towards making some money by ranking high per Google. Thanks for stopping in! It means a lot that you did.

Randy Behavior from Near the Ocean on March 26, 2010:

Thanks Dohn you are sweet to mention me. This is quite a hub! A lot of newbies will definitely benefit from it. Poetry does not make money, I can vouch for that. It does feed the soul though. :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 25, 2010:

Hey, Ms Chievous! It's great to see you. By showcasing Snoopy and Woodstock, I guess that I am showing my "age" haha. Thank you so much for coming by and reading this. It means a lot. I hope you're well.

Tina from Wv on March 25, 2010:

My how you have grown! The Snoopy and Woodstock pics with the rainbow and the beach are great. I had to chuckle at your advice to schmooze. Looking forward to 100 more of your hubs Dohn!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 13, 2010:

Ha! No worries, drbj! I'm glad you did find me! Thanks so much for the compliment and comment. Of course my intention for writing this hub is to help others and if I can just help one person, then I did my job. I'll be sure to follow you as well!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on March 13, 2010:

Hello, dohn 21. I just found your hub on Snoopy et al and I'm hooked.

What a creative concept and a very well-written hub with tons of good information for new and experienced hubbers. I'm now your fan - oops! - your follower.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 12, 2010:

Thank you, trose. I appreciate that you read this and will use it as a reference. I'm hoping that others will do the same. I couldn't have asked for better feedback. Thanks!

trose on March 12, 2010:

Fantastic! Congratulations on your outstanding 100th hub! I have bookmarked this page to read many times. Thanks for all you do. :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 11, 2010:

Thank you, Duchess! I had a great time writing this one and have been wanting to write it for some time now. Just to hear so many comments and to have received such a warm reception is very flattering. You're never late to read my hubs by the way! More traffic and page views is surely a plus.

Yes, I do my best to read as many hubs as possible and also try to mix it up a bit, by encouraging new and up and coming Hubbers who could use a little bit of notoriety. It's not easy to do, but I do my best :D

Thanks again! It's always a pleasure to hear from you.


Duchess OBlunt on March 11, 2010:

I shall add my congratulations for your 100th to your host of fans/followers/subscribers/angels and demons Dohn. You did a terrific job on this one. It's the one that others will be passing on to the newbies.

You read 20 hubs a day? WOW! I can't seem to find the time to keep up. (as you must be aware - I'm always late to your hubs).

I will hold up your standards as my own goal!

Good job.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 10, 2010:

Thanks for doing that, Dale! I don't claim to be a know-it-all here at HubPages, but I'm willing to share what I have learned here with others, especially those who are here tentatively (who aren't sure if they should stay or go). Your comment means a lot. I really appreciate it.

Thank you,


Dale Mazurek from Canada on March 10, 2010:

An unbelievable hub.

You are so sincere and well written. So many people here should look at you for examples and inspiration.

Your hub is now listed on my blog



dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 09, 2010:

Hey, Petra. Thank you so much! It's always wonderful to hear from you--I hope all's well as you must be busy like all of us. That was very kind of you and I thank you much. I've received so much support here at HubPages and truly believe that I can't repay such kindness.

You're never late, by the way!

Petra Vlah from Los Angeles on March 09, 2010:

I am late to congratulate you on your impressive one hundred hubs, but promise to still follow you to the one thousand performance. You will get there soon enough and we will be here to read them. Congratulations and many more writing and personal successes

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 08, 2010:

Thank you so much for that James! I really appreciate it. I just hope that many more newcomers with hop over here to read this.

James A Watkins from Chicago on March 08, 2010:

Excellent Hub. Great advice. I am proud of you and your success.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 03, 2010:

Hi, cool_hubs. Thank you so much for commenting. It's great to hear that it helped in some way. Much obliged!

cool_hubs on March 03, 2010:


You've provided such a nice info for new hubbers!

Really loved that!


dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 03, 2010:

Thank you so much, Sher! That was exactly what I was hoping for and so intended when writing this. To receive some acknowledgment that I've help just one person is more than I could hope for. Good luck to you and to your success as well! Snoopy and Woodstock have always been my favorites ;)

Sherry Vacik from Prague, Czech Republic on March 03, 2010:

Hi dohn121,

I enjoyed visiting this hub...and congrats on your 100th! You offered some great advice for those of us who are new. And you gave us hope to carry on with our writing!

Good luck with all of your pursuits!


PS Love Snoopy and Woodstock :0)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 02, 2010:

Ha ha! Yeah, these are just some of the activities they don't tell you about in the brochure! Snoopy and Woodstock were my favorites as a kid (Shame about that Charlie Brown fellow as he always had issues). We have a chain restaurant called Charlie Bronwn's here but it has nothing to do with Peanuts (but they make more than mere peanuts, ha ha).

One dollar huh?! Well, big spender, I hope you can buy me a slice one day! Ha ha ha! You never cease to make me laugh, apricot!

Thank you so much :D

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 02, 2010:

Thank you, Lgali! It's been a long time coming. Number 200 is my next milestone. It's great to hear from you again. I hope you're well.

Bengali Bratisha from Italy on March 02, 2010:

A swirly? Oh my word! What did they get up to in your school?!

Yes, now that you say it, I see that about Snoopy and Woodstock! We've got a pizzeria called 'Charlie Brown' just down the road from me - I shall look at it in a new light from now on! (And perhaps that'll give me another excuse to get a pizza more often...thanks!)

Aaagh! Don't talk to me about SEO - I still haven't found out what it is yet! As for the money...well, I don't mean to brag but I must be hitting the $1 mark by now! Ooops, couldn't resist bragging, sorry!

Lovely, lovely hub!

Lgali on March 02, 2010:

Congratulations Dohn on your 100th hub!!!

Good job excellent work sorry I did not get time to see this as I am little busy

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 02, 2010:

You're welcome, ultimateshazzam. It's great to see that you came over and checked this out. I hope it helps.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on March 02, 2010:

No problem, LeonJane! The pleasure's all mine. Your hub definitely deserves attention.

ultimateshazaam on March 02, 2010:

Thanks, dohn121! This is very encouraging!

LeonJane from Australia on March 02, 2010:

Wow, thanks for the huge referral, much appreciated!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 28, 2010:

Thank you so much, Money Glitch! It means a lot coming from you and thank you also for bookmarking this hub. As I said a dozen times already, I wish this hub was available to me when first I joined (maybe I can jump into a Delorean and make it happen, lol). Thanks for reading this and commenting!

Money Glitch from Texas on February 28, 2010:

Awesome hub dohn! This hub is full of great information. I wish I had seen it a couple of days ago when I was attempting to help a newbie understand steps he needed to take to be successful here. Needless to say, I'm bookmarking this hub for future reference. Rating it up because I love Snoopy and Woodstock.:) And Congrats, on accomplishing your 100th hub. :) Great job!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 27, 2010:

Thank you so much, Tony! Like with Christina, I'm ecstatic to hear your comment. It really means a lot that you're now considering on joining HubPages after having read this. I wish you the best and hope you'll consider doing so.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 27, 2010:

You're welcome, Christina! This hub was designed for you and was my intention when writing this. I wish I could be NEW forever by the way. That way whenever I make a mistake, I can scream out BUT I'M NEW!!! To hear that this hub is really helping others is the best response I could ever hope for, so thank you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 27, 2010:

Thanks so much, Emie. It really felt great to have finally reached this new milestone and to tell you the truth, it's such a relief to have finally done so! You don't have to apologize, buddy. You're an accountant and it's tax season! Nuff said! Just make sure you keep up with Revenge, Inc. and I'll be the more merrier :D You're one of the reasons why I'm still here at HubPages...You know that, right? Thanks so much Emie.

Tony on February 27, 2010:

I've been thinking about joining and your Hub gave me a ton of information I was looking for, thanks!

Christina from The Heart of the Finger Lakes on February 27, 2010:

Thank You for sharing your tips. I am new to hubpages and found your article to be very helpful for someone like me, who is starting out. Congratulations on reaching 100 hubs...that is quite an accomplishment.

emievil from Philippines on February 27, 2010:

Hey dohn. Congrats again on reaching 100 hubs. Kinda weird that I started a thread on you reaching 100 hubs then I was not able to read your 100th hub :(. Sorry for the miss but I was in an out of town trip and I just sort of popped in and out of HP. But now that I'm back, I immediately went and looked for it. All I can say is, more power to you my friend, more readers, more comments and (dare I say?) more earnings :D. Here's to your next 900 hubs!!!! :D

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 26, 2010:

That's great to hear, kea! Keep up the great work. Sure, 100 hubs is just a number, but to many of us, it's an important number. As my friend, Mrvoodoo pointed out, only about 461 people here at HubPages have 100 or more Hubs! You will certainly be in great company 7 hubs from now ;) Thanks for reading this.

kea on February 26, 2010:

Excellent hub with great info! I aspire to write something as great as you did for my 100th hub - I have 7 left until 100 though...I still have a quite a bit to learn! Cheers.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 26, 2010:

Thanks, Don. Yes, I really did! Commenting on other Hubber's Hubs to me is very important. Writers are usually needy and so need to know what others think of their work. I love hearing from others so I just do my best to do the same for others. Thanks for reading this!

Don Simkovich from Pasadena, CA on February 26, 2010:

Wow, you've commented on over 4,400 Hubs in 8 months! No kidding. That's really making use of the social aspect of the network.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks, AdamGee. I'm glad that you did. I certainly will! Thanks for reading and commenting.

AdamGee on February 25, 2010:

Hey :) I enjoyed reading this a lot. Your style is very down-to-earth and flows well, which is something I am trying to work toward. Keep up the good work!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks for that, TFT! As I said before, I really wanted to make this hub longer, but thought better of it. Thank you so much for the comment and compliment. I really appreciate your well-wishing my friend. It's great to hear from you as always. Here's to your success as well!

Truth From Truth from Michigan on February 25, 2010:

Congratulations on 100 Dohn, You made it to this point with out short cuts as your articles and stories have been well put together. Also some really useful advice on this hub page. Your an excellent writer, I'm looking forward to your next segment. Good luck with all your future plans.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thank you so much, Ricardo! I'm so happy that you stopped in to check this out! Geez, I'm so jealous of Portugal! I haven't seen the sun here in over a week as it's been dark, gloomy, rainy and snowy all this time :( Anyhow, thanks so much for reading this and yes I know what you mean ;) Many others could certainly learn from you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks, Isabelle22! I really appreciate it! Thank you for reading this.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Hey, GH! What do you mean this is too long?! In my opinion, it's not nearly long enough! LOL Yeah, I really did want to make it like 500 words long, but than thought better of it (I'm saving it for another hub, now). Thanks for that GH, especially about the love life part. If I didn't have bad luck, I would have no luck at all :( Thanks!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Ha! Thanks, Rebecca! You are truly one of HubPages' stars and you know it. You've helped more people than I have and are a growing force! (Beware!) Thanks for doing that and of course thanks for the thumbs up!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks so much, Elena. When I sat down to write this hub, I kept in mind all of the things I wish I knew when first I joined HubPages. With that said, those that do in fact read this when joining will be at an advantage. That's really my biggest goal and intention. It's great that I taught you something about niches! I found that they really are important in our quest to get page views and Google clicks. I really do hope that you do write that hub on peanuts (yes, the legume and not the Schulz cartoon, lol).

The respect in reciprocal! You've read so many of my hubs and leave such wonderful and thoughtful comments. I don't think you missed doing so with any one of my Revenge, Inc. installments, which has not gone unnoticed! You are very important to me, Elena :D I hope that you do realize that.

Your Friend,


anime_nanet from Portugal on February 25, 2010:



And what a great hub too!

To me you'll always be one of the greatest hubbers out there.

You are indeed a living proof that social hubbers exist.

I always love your comments on my hubs - they even inspired me to write whole hubs - you know what I'm talking about ;)

Big hug from a sunny western europe country!

And (as always ^_^') a thumbs up from Ricardo

Isabelle22 from Somewhere on the coastline on February 25, 2010:

That was a great read. You sure do write great hubs Dohn.

Gener Geminiano from Land of Salt, Philippines on February 25, 2010:

Wow dohn a great have you have here with you, fantastic indeed. But was too long to read yet enjoyable. Congratulations to you my friend... and wish you all the best in to your career and lovelife too hehehehe...

Rebecca E. from Canada on February 25, 2010:

dohn121-- 100 hubs!! yeppie! great for you, and I love this hub, of course it is Stumbled Upon and rated up, and snoopy rules! again hurray for 100 hubs, you do such a great job here.

Elena from London, UK on February 25, 2010:

A very Big Congrats on your 100th Hub.

Well done and all your Hubs are very interesting. I like this one with the photies and a big lesson I learnt is getting a Niche. I tend to write about so many Topics. My next Hub will probably be about peanuts. 5 Benefits of eating Peanuts. lol.

I wish I could concentrate on 1 or 2 areas - so will give it a thought.

Its also nice what you noted about being Patient as some people want to start earning lots of dosh the same month they started - you have also encouraged us not to give up.

Much respect to you Dohn.

Best Wishes.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thank you for reading this and commenting, MyWebs! It's great to hear that you are utilizing what I pointed out here, which is exactly what I hoped others would do. Sharing such information is indeed a pleasure. I'm delighted to hear of it.

Best of luck to you and I'm sure that I'll be hearing more about you very soon!

Anthony Goodley from Sheridan, WY on February 25, 2010:

Congrats on 100 hubs, I can't wait to reach that milestone. You are very talented writer and I must study your style much more. I appreciate your kind comment on my hub. Thank You.

I learned something here I must add to one of my hubs now. You make many good points here. Well done.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Did you remember all of those hubs off the top of your head, Maita?! Holy smokes! I think I forgot about some of those myself :D You literally read EVERY hub I have. Sometimes I get the urge to write hubs just so I can hear your comments. Was the Skiing in Lake Placid hub the first hub you read of mine? Ha ha, you thought I was important. I really had you fooled! LOL

The book signing will happen. I just know in my heart that it will and have always known it, ever since I began taking writing seriously back in college. There's nothing else I see myself doing as a living. It's the only thing (I think) I'm really good at!

Bless you Maita, for being not only a fellow hubber, but a friend. It's wonderful people like you that keeps me going and keeps my fire burning.

Your Friend,


prettydarkhorse from US on February 25, 2010:

Hi Dohn, Thank you for that very short response of yours, LOL -- it looks like a hub,thank you..yes its true, I read all your 100 hubs, --- about your life -- love story-- first crush REBA,one that got away -- as immigrant, your short stories and series --Bahamas, fraternity, Revenge, book reviews, product review, film review-- the ballad -- The GIRL in the AVATAR, about the beautiful country LAO,--durian, mangoes, folktales in LAO, beer LAO, sticky rice, porkchops- recipes-- sports football personalities, LARSON etc--, Beautiful and sexy ladies, the black centurion card, autums,NY-Placid, outdoor survival techniques, about writing poems-what you need when writing..novel writing

and of course Disneys and the book reviews for children, and your Jason argonauts hub, they are all well written and very nice hubs..

and most of all about the hub -- inspirational hub "stay the course, follow your dream". I read it all, hehe...

And I remember I saw your hub about Placid, NY in hothubs and it is always there when I open my hubpages site so I thought youre an important person LOL, and so I never stopped reading your work.HP never goes wrong in putting you for almost a year now LOL,,,

THANK you, thank you, thank you, And now I know about 121 and Dohn, hehe

HMMM< it was all pleasure reading them and thank you very much DOHN< you are a gem here at HP, I cant wait for the book signing and dinner.....FAN forever,

Heres to a 100 more hubs, then thousands --- Maita

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

You didn't miss it :D I'm so glad that you liked it and of course I was hoping that you'd stop in. 100 was a big climb for me because I spend so much time (as you know) writing them. I had a lot of fun writing this of course and the responses have been tremendous. Thank YOU!

Shalini Kagal from India on February 25, 2010:

Oh Dohn - how on earth did I miss this? Congrats on your 100th hub and here's to many, many more of your wonderful hubs here for us to read! Love this hub - it's so creative and a great guide for all. Thanks for the mention - I'm touched :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Ha! There he is! It's great to have you aboard, El Capitaine!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks, mtsi1098! I really appreciate it. I think that it'd be cool if we could share video hubs of ourselves so we can actually see each other (at least among those who aren't shy). I'm so glad that you liked this. Thank you!

Bad_Company on February 25, 2010:

Ya gotta love Dohn, tis my first mate ; )

mtsi1098 on February 25, 2010:

congrats on your 100th hub...what a great analogy to use hubpages and snoopy/woodstock - for a minute there I thought you were doing a tv special :) This is a two fold tribute to hubpages and followers and I am happy to be part of both...

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 24, 2010:

Yeah! There she is! Both of you ladies have my heart :D You guys are a part of the reason why I enjoy and savor my time here and are more important to me than probably you'll ever know. Doncha wish this hub was around when you joined? I know I do!

As far as the G-Men are concerned...I think we'll always be competitive as long as Eli Manning is at the helm. He deserves his $97 million contract extension. We'll always have a chance with him under center :)

I do remember becoming your first fan. As soon as I found out that you were a Giants fan, my prayers were answered! To me, there's nothing like a lady that bleeds blue. I love those guys more than oxygen, lol.

I'm glad that you liked your title. I thought you would, haha! I'm so happy that you stopped in, babe. You know I loves ya too (back at cha).


Shari from New York, NY on February 24, 2010:

The way it took me forever to get down this page I must be the 100th person to comment here ;)

100 Hubs. . Omg D - how do you do it. . better yet how is it that you do it so well. You never cease to amaze me.

Did you know that you were my first 'real' follower . . and from that day you found me. . I knew I found a really special place here on the Hub and I knew I had made a really special friend. . . we bleed blue and we bled bad this winter. . but yes there is always next year.

As far as dedicating the Hub to Cosette . . that is a no brainer for she is one special . .way over the top . .grooviest lady I know here. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful person . .this was pure joy to read.

And it didnt hurt you mentioning me . . being called a siren. . I have been called many things but I think by far this is my most favorite one yet!

There is no doubt I loves you -


dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 24, 2010:

Oh man! Thanks so so much, anglnwu! Haha! All of the activity that you mentioned does take time, but it's time well spent and well deserved. I always try to give twice as much as I receive.

I really am happy with this hub as I had fun writing it and doubly like helping others as much as possible. This is the kind of hub I wish I bumped into when I was a lost puppy (kind of like Snoopy?) when first I fell through the front door, haha, of HubPages. I did the best with what I thought was important.

Thanks so much. To hear such wonderful feedback is an honor and blessing. I really couldn't ask for anything more. Pop that cork ;)

You guys really need to stop making me blush! I've been smiling this entire time :D

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 24, 2010:

Gosh Beth, thank you :) I've never been good with compliments as I always that I don't "deserve" anything. I do hope that the new guys bump into this hub--maybe these types of hubs will be called "turn-style" hubs. I actually like the sound of that! Thanks for such kind words!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 24, 2010:

Ha! Wow! Thanks, Paradise7. I had a lot of fun writing this (as I said like a dozen times already) and I am a certified Snoopy and Woodstock fan. I just checked the Front Page of HubPages and saw that this is a featured hub! Now, I just hope it reaches 100 and stays there for little while! Thanks as always as you've consequently helped to make this hub possible.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 24, 2010:

Thank you so much, Green Lotus! It's been a pleasure to be here the last 8 months or so and having met you has been a pleasure as well. There are so many people I'd love to give thanks to (sounds like another long, opus of a hub to me) but it really would take like a dozen hubs! Thanks so much, buddy. I really hope that you get to experience a swirly first hand (or head).

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