I'm a man with lots of hobbies but little money. My interests include archaeology, ancient history, rock 'n' roll, jazz, art history and collecting, guitar, astronomy, space exploration, science fiction, reading and writing (wanna buy an unpublished novel or screenplay that wasn't made into a movie?), films, pop culture, sitcoms, documentaries, current events, Major League Baseball (the L.A. Dodgers).
I grew up in Fresno, California, graduating from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in journalism, and currently live in Sacramento, California. I've never been married and have no children. Wives and kids are way too expensive, aren't they?
My advice to everyone is that you should challenge yourself; otherwise, why do you exist?
If you're just getting started at this website, here are TWELVE TIPS FOR NEW HUBBERS:
1. Write as well as you possibly can, because many readers don’t appreciate bad writing.
2. Keep your paragraphs short—long ones are harder to read. Many people won’t even read the first line of a lengthy paragraph. Always remember: Simple and short are divine.
3. The length of your hubs should be at least 800 words and no longer than 2,000, unless you’re writing the biography of a celebrity or person of historical note. People will expect those to be somewhat longer.
However, if you're writing a list of some kind, such as one for the greatest rock albums of all time, the total words in the article could be in the many thousands, as you may continue adding to the list over the months and years. This could be considered an epic hub, which could generate lots of online traffic.
4. Keep your titles short, catchy and provocative. Also, using two or three choice keywords in the title could help with SEO.
5. Don’t get smart-alecky unless you’re writing humor, and even then be very careful.
6. When somebody leaves a comment to one of your stories, write a response to their comment, unless their comment reads: “Great hub!” Then use your own judgment.
7. Keep the use of profane language to a minimum; the f-word may not pass the filters.
8. Only create hyperlinks to other websites to show attribution or substantiation. Don't use them to create links to your own hubs or websites or hubs written by others.
9. Don’t write hubs that are obviously commercial in nature; other hubbers will avoid them like flat beer.
10. Only publish fiction or poetry if you’re not interested in making money on those particular hubs.
11. In order to improve your writing and learn more about the Internet, read about blogging. Websites such as ProBlogger offer free emails.
12. Be prepared to continue editing your hubs, because over the long haul they will need to change and so will you. Once you start hubbing, you'll never be finished!