Meet the Staff! An Interview with Robin Edmondson

In addition to being head of education at HubPages, Robin Edmondson is a very successful Hubber. Having been on HubPages.com for over six years (and seen a very impressive amount of readers and earnings over this period), you know this HubPages expert educator knows what she is talking about.

Of course, there is more to Robin than education and a very successful HubPages career (did you know, for example, that Robin is a beekeeper, or that she happens to be married to HubPages CEO Paul Edmondson?). Check out her answers to your interview questions below to become better acquainted with this fantastic member of the HubPages team.

Has HubPages ever held a Hubber conference/convention? -TravelAbout

When I first started officially working for HubPages two years ago, we had HubCamps. We went around the country teaching Hubbers how to write for an online audience. That program has now evolved into the Apprenticeship Program. While I’m incredibly proud of the Apprenticeship Program and its success, I do miss HubCamps because we were able to meet Hubbers face to face. For example, I met JSMathew, PeggyW, LuisEGonzalez, MightyMom, KCCBigCountry, Mutiny92, wavegirl22, TinaatHome, Thranax, ahostagesituation, AmyJane, BrieHoffman, Sophia Angelique, Carolyn2008, ChrisLincoln, DebbieCook, Dohn121, DocSnow, Dorsi, fastfreta, Kristine Manley, HowardS, and Ms Dee – plus many, many more!

For those of you that would like to meet other Hubbers, you can organize your own HubMeets, or HubPages Meetups. GlennStok has organized a few HubMeets in Long Island, NJ. Here’s his Hub on his experience with HubMeets.

If you want to start your own HubPages Meetup, stop by our Meetup Everywhere page.

Does Paul E have barbeques at his house? -wordscribe43

As of right now, Paul E has two barbeques at our house. One is a gas grill and the other is a Kamado oak grill (a ceramic-tiled grill that is egg shaped weighing around 900lbs). He tends to prefer to cook on the Kamado grill and barbecues around 4 nights a week – especially on the weekends. For New Year’s Eve, he rents a large commercial grade rotisserie to cook a whole pig. While this is a highlight for him, I still can’t get myself to try a bite. Seeing a whole pig on a spit is just too much for me!

What sports do each one of you like to watch and play?- prettydarkhorse

Our house has either Sportscenter or a game on every day. We are big Giants, 49ers, and Lakers fans (we’ve never been Golden State Warrior fans, but they are moving to SF soon, so maybe we’ll start going to some of their games and becoming fans). We love to play basketball, tennis, softball, and four square with our girls. We have a four square court painted in our cul de sac and a hoop at the end of the street, which is really convenient. Both Paul and I played a lot of sports growing up, so it’s one of our favorite things to do with our girls.

How do you squeeze your lovelife into such demanding and hectic HubPages?- prettydarkhorse

It helps that Paul and I get to work together! We share a desk (luckily it’s a big desk) and get to have lunch together on the days that I’m in the office.

Do employees’ kids come in for “bring your child to work day?” – wordscribe43

Since it’s summertime, we have had our two older girls in the office quite a few times. They bring their “work” and have sat in on a few meetings. They love coming in, and I think it’s great for them to see what we do and why it’s important. I believe our girls are the only ones in the office that are old enough to stay for an extended period of time. During the holiday party we get to see all of the younger kids though, and it’s a lot of fun.

Describe your ideal Hubber -Marcy Goodfleisch

The great thing about HubPages is there are many different types of Hubbers and our platform allows you to put a bit of yourself into each of your Hubs. I have been so incredibly lucky to get to know the Hubbers in the Apprenticeship Program really well. I’m in awe of their writing abilities and how they have adapted to become better online writers. They are so positive and helpful to one another and are so committed to their writing. Many of them have the qualities of my ideal Hubber.

10 thoughts on “Meet the Staff! An Interview with Robin Edmondson

  1. Robin, you are one of my favorite Hub Staff and Hubbers and I consider you and Paul good friends. you guys inspired me to write and keep writing on Hubpages with your wonderful comments in my Hubs from day one.
    You continue to inspire me through the Apprenticeship program which has given me a new confidence in my writing that I was severely lacking for a long time.
    I thank you for everything that you have done for me over the years since I first joined Hubpages and I thank you just for being there…….jimmy

  2. Robin, it was such a pleasure meeting you as well as Jason at the HubCamp held here in downtown Houston. The apprentice program sounds interesting and seems to be a natural outgrowth of the HubCamps. Am certain that I could learn even more and become a better writer. Will be applying one of these days.

  3. Robin, your mentoring through the apprenticeship program has taught me more than I ever imagined! You are tops on my list of favorites (to copy Jimmy). Your feedback is priceless and the lessons, no matter hard learned some may have been, are now clearly understood thanks to your help. I am honored to be an author on HubPages. Meeting the staff in person was quite special this year, and it gave me a great reason to go to San Francisco! Thank you for everything that you, Paul and the entire team do on a daily basis. Your leadership means the world!
    HubHugs~
    K9keystrokes

  4. you are one of my favorite Hub Staff and Hubbers and I consider you and Paul good friends. you guys inspired me to write and keep writing on Hubpages with your wonderful comments in my Hubs from day one Thankes…….

  5. Ever Since I started writing for HubPages, I’ve had a new love of painting my thoughts into words. Sharing my travels, photos, and life experiences with others is a great outlet that has allowed me to learn from others and become more proficient and productive…
    I just wish the HubPages team would respond to emails from dedicated hubbers with real questions… Why won’t you answer..?

  6. What a great interview with Robin! I was lucky enough to meet Robin at HubCamp Boston and she is an incredible person with a great personality. Hopefully someday I will get the chance to visit HP headquarters in San Francisco. I am also hoping to be accepted into the Apprenticeship Program. Thanks Robin for all your help over the years. You are a great asset to the Community and we thank you!

    JSMatthew~

  7. Nice. I would love to be able to work at the same desk as my husband. Unfortunately he is all the way across town most of the day, and even getting together for lunch is a time consuming thing to do. Sounds like you have a lot of fun in life. It’s nice to see people thriving and doing well online.

  8. It’s nice to know that Robin helps us, hubbers to be effective in relaying information on HubPages.

    I recently joined the Apprenticeship program. Although, I still have many glitches when it comes to hubbing, I fervently hope that’ I’ll be included as one of the A’s. 🙂

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