Academia, HubPages, and jenp123

jenp123 on HubPages

jenp123 on HubPages

Since the launch of the HubPages Students page in late October, we have witnessed the publicatiion of many great academic Hubs as well as Hubs discussing college life in general, which has made us think a lot of about how HubPages can benefit students and other members of the academic community.

Grad student and future teacher jenp123 recently published a Hub on the benefits of getting a PhD in the humanities, and was kind enough to share some of her thoughts on being an academic on HubPages with us in the following interview.  Enjoy!

HubPages: You were nominated for Week 7 of the HubPages Top of the Class contest for a Hub you wrote discussing the benefits of getting a PhD in the humanities. What inspired you to write the Hub?

jenp123: When writing hubs, I usually try to come up with topics that I’m not only interested in, but that I also know something about. I don’t want to spend a ton of time researching (since I do a lot of that in my work and teaching), so I choose to write about hobbies or my profession. I thought this Hub was worthwhile to write because I see so many people discussing the pitfalls of getting a PhD in the humanities, but I rarely ever see anyone discuss the positive aspects of pursuing such a purpose.

You mention many benefits of getting a PhD in the Hub, including flexible schedules, good vacation time, the ability to have a lot of freedom in the classroom, etc… Do you think that the expertise one has gained from a PhD could also be leveraged on HubPages as well?

Sure–anyone who has a PhD in a humanities-related field is going to have to be a decent writer. I think if more doctoral students were aware of HubPages, they could really increase their internet presence and get their work out to others in an articulate way.

How many of your Hubs would you say utilize your current or past studies?

I’m fairly new to HubPages, and I also took a few months off of writing when I started my graduate program. So, I have only written 20 or so Hubs, most of which actually deal with working out and traveling, which are other passions of mine. However, my Hubs How to Write a Curriculum Vitae, How to Improve Your Writing, and Making Money Writing Online draw from my studies and graduate school experiences, as does my current article on PhDs in the Humanities.

What initially brought you to HubPages?

I was looking for ways to make money writing online while I was working an in school. I had a busy schedule, so this seemed like a good fit. It’s a great community of writers, too.

What are your post graduation plans?

I plan teach college–preferably graduate school. My degree is in rhetoric and composition, and I want to specialize in the field of computers and composition.

Do you think HubPages might ever be used in the classroom – as a place for online publishing and discussion? And where can students typically go online to share and discuss their research?

I’m actually planning on using HubPages in my classroom next semester! I think it’s a great way for students’ writing to be displayed and read by a real audience.

Last question – you are and have been engaged in a lot of interesting writing projects. What is your favorite thing about writing?

Writing can be time-consuming and arduous. However, I love that I can express myself so much better in writing than in person. This is not true for everyone, by any means, but having that extra time to think about each word and phrase, and how to shape those phrases, makes me feel like I’m really getting across my message. I also like that writing online makes my message available to so many people.

[Thanks jenp123!]

Personal Finance Writing Tips from Money Grows on Hubs Contest Judge Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents

Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents

Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents

Another fabulous judge in our upcoming contest is Jeff Rose- a certified Financial Advisor and Investment Planner in Carbondale, Illinois who manages Good Financial Cents in his free time.  The Personal Finance blog allows Jeff to pass on tips, lessons, and knowledge that he gains through his work and share it with the masses.  We sat down with this Money Grows on Hubs contest judge to learn more about his work and get some tips for writing Personal Finance Hubs for the contest.  Check out our exchange below:

As a professional in the finance field, you must see some of the same issues, concerns or goals come up over and over. What would you say are the three most common reasons people seek your help?

You’re absolutely right, I do see a lot of the same issues reoccurring. I think the three most common reasons people come to me are the following:

a. They just don’t get it. Investing in general can be very complex and for the average person who doesn’t spend a lot of time educating themselves, it can be very perplexing. A lot of my clients don’t feel they have the aptitude to understand the complexity of the investment world and how to apply it to their own situation. They feel much more confident in relying on a professional to help them through the process.

b. In conjunction with not getting it, they just don’t have the time. Most people are busy working jobs- sometimes two jobs- or caring for family, or all the other affairs they have going on in their life.  They just don’t have time to devote to understanding what’s going on with their investments or the economy and everything along with that. By outsourcing that research to a professional as myself, it frees them up to do the things that they want to do.

c. They don’t want to get it, so a lot of people who do have the time and the capability to do the research just don’t want to.  I can relate that in my own personal life. I could take the time to know how to change the oil in my car, but what’s the point? I feel much more comfortable outsourcing that to the professional who knows what the heck they’re doing. A lot of people take that approach with investing by relying on a financial planner to help them through the process.

Do you think that responsible financial behavior has changed over time, or are good financial practices today the same as they were 50 years ago?

Wow, that’s a really good question. I know when I look at the spending habits of my grandmother compared to what I’m seeing with the gen X and gen Y generation, my hunch is that financial behaviors have gotten worse. Coming from the gen X generation, I know that a lot of my friends aren’t saving, or if they are saving, they’re not saving nearly as much. To make matters worse, they outspend what they earn financing things on credit cards, second mortgages, etc.

You have a solid formal financial education under your belt, which gives you a big leg up when it comes to personal finance blogging. Are there any good educational resources you recommend for beginners?

It’s funny you say that about my formal financial education because although I was a finance major in school, I didn’t learn a lot about personal finance investing until I actually graduated. I was actually luckier to have landed a job as a financial advisor because that’s where I was able to learn, not just on my own but by my client’s personal experiences and their shortfalls. I think in this day and age, there are several good blogs on personal finance that people can go to for great information. A few that come to mind are http://www.getrichslowly.org, http://www.thesimpledollar.com and http://www.cashmoneylife.com. There are so many personal finance blogs out there that provide good, useful information, at least for people to come up with their own decisions based on their own individual situation.

How much continued education do you feel you have to engage in to stay on top of things? Do you do a lot of research for every post you write or are new articles more inspired by lessons you teach or learn on the job?

When it comes to writing my blog posts, I seem to intertwine the two. Having the certified financial planner designation and all the continuing education that comes with it helps me stay on top of what’s going on in the investment and financial planning world, which gives me a leg up. I also like to do more story-like posts based on either lessons I’ve learned in my life or lessons that I learned from my client’s lives on mistakes that they’ve made.

What would you say is the most rewarding part of writing about personal finance?

For me, the most rewarding part is whenever I know that I can make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve had numerous people send me emails and messages saying how much they’ve enjoyed my blog and how much it has helped them to make important financial decisions in their life. Each of those people who have contacted me gives me the validity that I need to keep doing what I’m doing with my blog.

What tips do you have for personal finance writers on HubPages?

Be relevant. Find ways to incorporate personal stories as you’ve learned valuable life lessons through your personal finance journeys. It’s much easier for people to relate when they are in the situation and trying to improve upon that.

[Thanks, Jeff!]

To have a look at our favorite recent Good Financial Cents articles (and get some ideas on ways to format and write your own Personal Finance Hubs!) below:

Note that the titles are specific, and that Jeff writes about niche topics where his posts have a chance of ranking higher in search results.  Jeff also is quite good about titling his posts like search queries, which helps with making things appear in search results. When writing Personal Finance articles on HubPages, you should adopt the same approach.

A High School Teacher Combines Interests and Income on HubPages

AliciaC on HubPages

AliciaC on HubPages

A lot of us have been on HubPages for so long, we forget what it is like to get started.  This makes the viewpoint of new Hubbers, such as AliciaC, all the more valuable.  We sat down with this online writer and high school teacher to get her take on the HubPages experience.

HubPages: What initially brought you to HubPages?

AliciaC: I had been interested in HubPages for some time, since it seemed like a fun and friendly site and a useful place to earn money from writing. However, I found that people had already created Hubs about the topics that interested me. I had written an article about quinine and was about to submit it to another site. At the last minute I did a search for “quinine” at HubPages. To my amazement, no one seemed to have written about the subject, so I registered at HubPages, reformatted the article and then submitted it. Now I realize that even if someone else has created a Hub about a certain topic there’s always new information that can be written about that subject.

You share on your profile that you have a biology degree and teach high school biology, chemistry, physics, and science. Those are a lot of subjects! Is one a favorite of yours to teach?

Although I like all the sciences, my favorite is biology, and has been since childhood.

How many of your Hubs have been inspired by your education and teaching life?

My interests, education and teaching topics all mesh together. I did write one Hub because I was teaching that topic at the time, but usually I choose a topic because it interests me and because it seems to have some income potential. Most of my Hubs are about health, biology and nature, but I’ve also started to submit creative writing to HubPages.

Do you think HubPages could ever be used as an educational tool for schools and universities?

Yes, definitely, as long as the Hubs are interesting for students and the facts that are stated in the Hub are correct. My students love elements like pictures, videos, animations, music and interactivity when they use computers.

What are your goals with the site for the next year?

I want to write as many Hubs as possible, but I want to make them all good quality Hubs. I would also like to get enough daily impressions to make it worthwhile to apply to become an Amazon affiliate.

Last question: you write amazing, high-quality Hubs with fabulous pictures and fascinating facts. Do you have any Hub writing tips for the community at large?

Thank you! I hesitate to give writing tips, since I haven’t been doing on-line writing for very long, and my strategies won’t be the best for everybody. I have very limited time to write when I am teaching, so I can’t create Hubs very quickly. Therefore my goal is to make most of my Hubs work hard for me by doing keyword research, choosing titles carefully and making the hubs detailed and hopefully informative and interesting. I also create some Hubs that may not have much income potential, though, just for fun!

[Thanks, AliciaC!]

Though relatively new to HubPages, AliciaC is already an expert at combining interests with niche topics bearing revenue potential.  To hone your own lucrative online writing skills, check out the HubCamp section of the HubPages Learning Center.  There, you will find detailed lessons from HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson and his wife Robin Edmondson in both written and video tutorial format 😀

5 Ways to Fight Writer’s Block

There comes a time in every writer’s life where ideas don’t flow quite as easily as they once did.  Being faced with writer’s block can put a huge damper on life, but luckily, there are ways to fight back!

Here are some great ways to fight writer’s block on HubPages:

  1. Participate in the weekly HubMob: Every week, the HubMob team shares a new topic and challenges Hubbers to write Hubs on it!  These topics are search-friendly and perfect for getting your writing back on track when you are running out of inspiration.  To see each week’s new HubMob theme, simply go to the Forums section of the site – the weekly topic will be stickied.
  2. Participate in HubPages contests: HubPages periodically hosts contests related to a particular category.  Participating gives you something to write about, plus you’ll have the chance to win prizes! Our current upcoming contest, Money Grows on Hubs, is related to the Personal Finance category.
  3. Try your hand at keyword research: By doing a bit of keyword research, you can discover absolute treasure troves of great subjects to write on.  Check out our Learning Center to learn how to get started.
  4. Get academic: We recently launched a page for Students on HubPages and are showcasing new academic Hubs every week.  Why not research something interesting to you and publish your findings on HubPages, or edit and publish some of your old school papers on the site?
  5. Read the work of other Hubbers for inspiration and ask for ideas in the Forums: The HubPages community is wonderfully supportive and always willing to give helpful advice, plus reading other Hubbers’ Hubs may give you some ideas for your own!

Other simple actions such as working on something else for a while, going for a walk, talking with friends, and simply taking some time to relax can make a big difference, too.

The best thing about writer’s block is that it is temporary – and it might be just what you need to refresh your style or start exploring a new subject!

Personal Finance Writing Tips from Money Grows on Hubs Contest Judge Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt

As you know, January’s Money Grows on Hubs contest is quickly approaching, and to get a leg up on the competition, you can start writing entries now!  To give you more entry inspiration and tips, we had a chat with Adam Baker, one of the Personal Finance contest judges.

Adam Baker (Baker for short!) along with his wife Courtney and two-and-a-half year old daughter Milligan decided that they wanted to live the life of their dreams – and really did it! Adopting the motto “Sell your crap, pay off your debt, do what you love,” Baker and his family sold everything they owned, paid off their commercial debt, and spent a year traveling abroad – sharing their story as they went along on Man Vs. Debt. Below Baker shares more about the process, plus his tips on writing personal finance articles!

What made you decide to make such a bold move in your life?

Well, the straw the broke the camel’s back was the birth of our daughter Milligan. After bringing her home from the hospital, we were finally given the clarity to see that the life we were living and the life we wanted to live – were not aligned.

We were deep in consumer debt, with way too much stuff clogging our lives, striving along a path that didn’t reflect our real values. We realized that a bold shift in our daily actions and lifestyle was the best way to realign our values.

So we decided to pay off our debt, sell all our crap, and spend a year traveling abroad to get even more perspective on what we really wanted out of life. 🙂

What was the hardest part of selling nearly everything you own?

The hardest part in getting started for us was realizing the difference between what items added true joy, value, and purpose to our lives – and which were just holding us back (without delivering any real value).

Most people I know (ourselves included) tend to buy many thing that we think add value to our lives – but whose value is really either inflated or fleeting at best. It’s hard to come to terms that we’ve wasting so much money, time, and energy on these possessions, but it’s essentially that we cut our losses and move forward.

Why did you decide to blog about the financial aspect of your adventure?

I think that one of the problems with personal finance these days is that the issue, problems, and solutions are so taboo to talk about in our culture. No ones wants to admit a financial problem and most people strive to show off their inflated lifestyles as much as possible.

I think that providing financial transparency – even on a small scale – can help shed some positive light and show people that there’s nothing to be scared about this journey. We share how we handle problems (both the ups and downs) in hopes that’ll it inspire others to do the same. 🙂

What have you learned about writing personal finance articles over the past months?

I’ve learned that you don’t have to be a guru – or an expert – to positively affect people. Courtney and I are far from gurus, we have a lot to learn about the process. But we’ve been able to have a tangible difference simply writing about who we are and what we are going through honestly.

Sure, I’ve done a lot of research in the past few years on this journey – and I know what works and what doesn’t for most people. But I try my best to approach it in a genuine and transparent way. I think people really relate to that part of it.

How much research do you do before writing one of your blog posts / guides?

Depends. Some posts have no research done for them – as I’m just sharing my personal opinions, trial and error, or reflections.

Others have months of research. Meaning several hours a day, non-stop – for months at a time. These are my more premium guides – the ones I sell as part of my business. Each of these I’ve obsessed on for months, but the result is something that is both comprehensive and powerful for people.

It’s a lot of work, but I’m extremely proud of the end products in this cases. 🙂

Do you have any tips for the Money Grows on Hubs contest entrants that they might consider when writing their own personal finance articles?

Don’t try to appear like a guru. Don’t try to be the “best” resource on any given topic. Simply try to relay what you believe to be positive, sustainable change for people in you *own* voice.

Don’t be afraid to be yourself and don’t be afraid to show your weaknesses. Be proud of what you do well and humble of anything that you don’t. That’s the formula I try to stick to! 🙂

[Thanks Baker!!]

One of the most inspiring things about Baker is that he turned his personal experiences with finances and turned them into learning resources for others.  As a Hubber, you, too, can work on improving your own finances and share your findings online – much in the same way Baker has – as Personal Finance Hubs on HubPages.

If you’re curious to see some of Adam’s great Personal Finance articles – and to get some inspiration for the upcoming contest, here are some great posts from Man vs. Debt:

Holiday Hubs

What a busy month our Hubbers are having during the Holiday Season!  With so many things left to do before Christmas and New Years there are a lot of great topics to write Hubs about.  I’ve seen a lot of great “top gifts for…” lists, holiday recipes and useful tips for holiday parties and games.  Some other great Hubs are being published about New Years resolutions and tips for dealing with relatives during the holidays (ahem).  Do you have some expert advice or experiences to share with others during the holidays?  If so, maybe they would make great Hubs!  I saw this ornament on a Christmas tree today and I thought I’d share it with you as a reminder to be our Facebook friend!  Happy Holidays!

A Few Questions to Answer About HubPages

We get a ton of specific feedback from the HubPages community through the forums and sent to us directly.  Posts often inform us of features people want and areas of the site that have bugs or aren’t working right.  This feedback is tremendously important to how we plan the development work on HubPages.  This weekend, I sent a short survey to the folks that work at HubPages HQ asking them a few quick questions about our company to help us improve our long term planning.

Here are a few questions, that I’d love to have answered by our community members to help us with our longer term planning as well.

1.  If you were to describe HubPages in less than twenty three words or a short sentence, how would you describe HP?

2.  What does HubPages do that you really like?

3. Where does HubPages have the most opportunity to improve?

4. Is there a missing feature or service as part of HubPages that you need to be successful?

5. Do you tell other people that you’re active on HubPages?  Why or why not?

Please leave your answers in the comment box below.  Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions and helping us improve HubPages.

Personal Finance Writing Tips from Money Grows on Hubs Contest Judge Pinyo of Moolanomy

Pinyo Bhulipongsanon

Pinyo Bhulipongsanon founded Moolanomy to improve his money management skills, build alternative income, and improve his English writing skills (you’d never know it from reading his blog, but English is Pinyo’s second language!). The blog has become a massive success, and Pinyo has not only developed his own money management skills but helped to inform thousands of readers in the process. Learn more about his personal experience – and get some great tups for the Money Grows on Hubs contest – in our interview below.

HubPages: Pinyo, when you first started Moolanomy, how did you go about teaching yourself about personal finance? What resources did you turn to?

Pinyo: A lot of reading, hands on experiments, and some trial and error. There were a couple of helpful books, but that’s not what I would recommend nowadays unless you really want to go in depth with a particular concept. A better approach is to search the web when you want to learn more about something, read a few articles, and also check out related stuff. Once you gain enough confidence you can give it a try yourself or work with a professional — either way, you will be more informed than you were before.

If you want to progress a little faster, set yourself 3-5 small goals to improve to your finances each month, then read about the concepts that you encounter on the way to reaching your goals. When you are able to accomplish these goals, replace each with a more ambitious one. At this pace, you would be learning a lot and make at least 30-40 improvements to your finances over the course of a year.

Many writers on HubPages also have English as a second language. Do you have any tips for them with regard to improving their writing skills?

Read a lot and write daily. If you know someone that has a good mastery of the English language, ask him or her for help. English is an easy language to learn, but a difficult one to master — especially if your native language has an entirely different linguistic rules. Realize that you’ll get things wrong from time to time, the important thing is to keep trying and do the best you can.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of creating and maintaining Moolanomy over the months?

I think the most rewarding thing is networking with all the people I met and got to know along the way, and also the many opportunities that came out of this experience. For example, this opportunity to work with Hubpages would not have happen without Moolanomy. In fact, there were several major goals that I was able to accomplish because of the blog. A couple of years ago, I set a couple of goals that I want to accomplish in 5-10 years, namely, move my family to Virginia, change my career from the business services to the Internet field, and advance my career from a mid-management to an executive level. Moolanomy helps unlocked a key opportunity that allows me to accomplish all three goals in one shot…that is amazing thing and it would have not been possible without the site.

Has your research and writing prompted you to make any particularly significant changes in the way you manage your finances?

I do not recall making any particularly significant change with my finances as a result of my research and writing. However, there were a lot of small changes along the way. In any case, I think it’s the small changes that really matter. As I mention above, make a few small changes each month and they add up quickly and in a good way.

Within the greater subject of personal finance, what do you love to write the most, and what do you appreciate most as a reader? (e.g. guides? lists? articles on saving, taxes, insurance, frugal living, etc..?)

I think the most successful type of articles has been lists — they are easy to read and popular with readers. But the subject that I love the most is about building income streams outside of your primary job so you can lower your income risk (just like how portfolio diversification helps reduce your investment risk). On my blog, I recommend you read “How To Make Extra Money And Build Income Streams.” It was originally published in 2008, and I think it is even more relevant today in light of the recent recession and the record high unemployment rate.

Do you have any tips for Money Grows on Hubs entrants and those writing personal finance Hubs in general? What makes a successful article?

When you write something make sure the article is useful for your readers, if not, at least make it entertaining. The best way to think about it is to ask yourself: what articles do you usually “Like” or bookmark in the course of doing your day to day reading on the web? I bet nobody bookmarks articles that are self-promoting or useless.

[Thanks, Pinyo!]

Still want more inspiration for the Money Grows on Hubs contest? Check out these fabulous Personal Finance articles by Pinyo to get some ideas:

Note especially  the clear titles, use of lists, and specific themes!

To learn more about the HubPages Money Grows on Hubs contest, visit the HubPages Personal Finance topic page.

HubPages Success Story: liswilliams Reaches the One Year Milestone

liswilliams on HubPages

liswilliams on HubPages

A couple of days ago liswilliams shared her excitement in the forums about being on HubPages for one year.  HubPages is a site where great success comes with time, patience, and diligence, so these milestones really count!  If you’re new to HubPages and curious as to what your experience might be like, have a look at our interview below:

What brought you to HubPages one year ago?
I had just self-published a cookbook so I figured I could just keep publishing online and see how it goes. I was also working as a missionary chef so I was looking to make a little extra cash.

Have your goals on HubPages changed over the past twelve months? Has your writing shifted?
Yeah, definitely, especially over the last 6 months since I started backlinking and focusing on keywords. I’ve definitely broadened my focus in terms of what really works. I still love writing about food, but the reality is that it does not make that much and at the end of the day you have to think of this like a business. After joining up with The Keyword Academy my SEO knowledge was given a real nice boost. I really try and write about my own experiences and things that interest me.

You share on your profile that you’re a passionate chef. Do you have one cooking related Hub that you think everyone would really benefit from reading, or a favorite recipe that you would like to share?
The Best BBQ Chicken Burger is pretty popular. It’s really easy, which is especially nice for this time of the year when you don’t want to go to too much trouble after a hectic Christmas.

You’re from Cape Town, South Africa – do you write about your city much on HubPages? What sites would you recommend to visiting Hubbers?
Yeah, Cape Town is a fantastic place! I wrote a couple of Hubs, but moved them around to other sites. Tony Mac is a master at writing anything to do with South Africa.
Poverty in South Africa tells you about the situation in South Africa. Hubpages is a great place to make people aware of serious topics.
What do you hope to do with HubPages in the future?
Hubpages allows you to earn a lot of money (for some), but at the end of the day you should be writing for enjoyment and that’s what I strive for. If you write with good intent your rewards will follow. 🙂

The Payout Chronicles: jenblacksheep gets her first AdSense check

jenblacksheep on HubPages

jenblacksheep on HubPages

Just last week, jenblacksheep made an exciting announcement in the forums- that after 18 months of diligent Hubbing on HubPages, she had finally earned her first AdSense payout!  As jenblacksheep can tell you, it takes patience to keep on Hubbing while waiting for traffic to build and AdSense earnings to trickle in, but even the occasional check-in with HubPages was enough to bring her to the first payout.  Check out our interview below to learn more about Jen and her experience on HubPages.

Congrats on your first payout! Do you have any particular plans for the money?

Well it’ll be a big help towards buying Christmas presents this year. Anything that is left over I think I’ll put towards getting a new hair style. I used to have purple streaks dyed in my hair, and this time I’m thinking about going red!

You share on your profile that you enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital design, guitar playing, writing songs, and travel – how much do you write about these things on HubPages? And are there any other major subjects you frequently address in your Hubs?

I started writing book reviews for every book I read and I’ve done about ten or so of those so far. I hope to have a massive collection of them one day. I’ve written a bit about travel; I went to Venezuela to do some volunteering last year and wrote a series of Hubs about that. But I haven’t really done any other travelling in the eighteen months I’ve been on Hubpages, when I do I’ll write about it. Although it’s not a massive interest of mine, I randomly decided one day to write some Hubs about Impressionist Painters and they seem quite popular so I’m thinking about writing more of those.

You also mention on your profile that you’re a postgraduate student studying Healthcare Ethics. Have you ever published notes, study guides, or any of your student papers on HubPages? What advice might you give to other student Hubbers?

I did my graduate degree in Philosophy and I’ve published some notes and papers from that. I have loads on my laptop that I’ve been meaning to publish on Hubpages, but they all need editing and cutting down etc. I’ll get around to it eventually!

Advice for student Hubbers? When you have some spare time just write whatever is interesting you, whether it is something on TV or in the news or something completely random. It’s difficult to motivate yourself to write when you spend your whole time writing and researching, so just write when you can and don’t worry about the quality; you can always go back and edit.

Waiting for the first payout can take a lot of patience. What kept you going over the months?

To be honest I kind of dipped in and out of Hubpages. I’d go for a few months without doing much at all, and then I’d get motivated again, read something more about backlinking and keywords etc and try it out. I actually didn’t think that I’d ever reach my first pay-out I really didn’t, but the run up to Christmas has been good for me. Now that I know it is possible, hopefully it’ll give me more motivation to write more and payouts will become a more regular thing.

What, if any, future HubPages plans do you have? Do you plan on continuing to write on HubPages after you get your Healthcare Ethics degree?

I really couldn’t say but I hope so, I’ve still got another 18 months on my course before I have to worry about it. I always plan lots of things I could write but more often than not I never get around to them. I’d like to keep up the book reviews, and as I mentioned before, I’m going to write some more Hubs about artists. I did them in the style of ‘5 interesting facts about …’ and so I’m thinking about expanding that to include famous people, like world leaders etc. Obviously, until I start earning enough money to pay the rent through Hubpages I’ll have to get a job, but I’ll do my best to write as much as I can.

[Thanks, jenblacksheep – and congrats!]