Meet the Staff! An Interview with Camille Harris

Camille Harris plays a pivotal role as part of HubPages’ support team (and has also published some fascinating Hubs).

Don’t you wish you knew her a bit better? Now is your chance! Check out Camille’s answers to your interview questions in this latest installment of our Meet the Staff blog series.

Paradigmsearch: Do you get cable?

Nope. I don’t have a TV.

ngureco: Do you ever feel bad when after a hard job you do not receive the recognition and praise that you deserve from Hubbers?

Good question! Initially I felt like there was an undercurrent of negativity directed toward the Moderation team, so it definitely wasn’t the greatest welcome to HubPages. There was no recognition or praise to speak of. As the months go by, I interact with more and more users and do feel appreciated. I have also gained a greater appreciation for how much work goes into writing Hubs and can understand why people get frustrated when their Hubs are moderated. So long story short, I no longer feel bad and instead try to put myself in the Hubber’s shoes.

ngureco: Do you feel challenged when you suspect a certain Hubber may be more conversant than you in some issues to do with HubPages?

This happens quite often, particularly in the Forums. I don’t feel challenged; I’m usually just impressed and inspired to learn more about HubPages.

AEvans: When does your work day begin and when does it end? Do you work 24/7 or ever go through HP withdrawal when you are away from the computer?

I usually begin my day at 5 or 6 AM and end around 5 PM. I don’t work straight through, and instead take a long break around 10 or 11 AM each day. I try to work a few hours on Saturdays and Sundays as well. And nope, no HP withdrawal when I’m not on, although I do often think of all the Hubs I could write that I never get around to.

wordscribe43 : To all: what’s your favorite thing about San Francisco?

Believe it or not, I’m not San Francisco’s biggest fan. I think it’s dirty and people can be a bit closed off here. However, I really appreciate the city’s diversity. One can see women walking in saris, panhandlers, business people, and tourists snapping photos all in the same block. I love the beautiful rainbow flag flying in the Castro and the many festivals we have throughout the year celebrating our diversity. I’ve not experienced this level of heterogeneity anywhere else I’ve traveled.

Marcy Goodfleisch : Another question – when Paul and any of the rest of you come to Austin for SXSW (or anything else), will you PLEASE let those of us who are Hubbing in Austin get together with you?

I was in Austin the last week of March and LOVED it. I actually considered moving there, but we just put down roots in Marin County. Austin is as wonderful as everyone says – you’re lucky to live there, Marcy!

4 thoughts on “Meet the Staff! An Interview with Camille Harris

  1. Funny, I have the exact same impression of San Francisco, even after having lived there 2.5 years. It’s pretty closed off in general and not very open minded, dirty for the most part and insanely crowded, yet, it does have that kind of diversity you mentioned. However, I’ve found that to be the same case in San Diego, but people are a little nicer. 🙂

  2. Thanks for your reply, Kevin!

    Most people say they love it here, which is fine for them, but it’s nice to know there’s at least one person who gets what I mean about this place 🙂 I find the people to be friendlier down south, too, particularly in LA, and across the country in the Southeast.

  3. Hi Camille. I really need your help. Someone hacked several of my accounts, including Amazon and HubPages and I don’t know who to contact at HubPages to get my account back in my name. Since I saw this article on a staff member, I thought maybe I could get help – or direction – from you. Can you please send me an email to let me know how to accomplish this? I’m really freaking out about the hacking so anything you can do would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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