Discovered by a Greeter: Haunty Interviews Ariana Philips

There are all sorts of fascinating people on HubPages- from archaeologists to zoologists! Ariana Philips falls into the former position, though she brings much more to the table than a strong understanding of history and culture. Having discovered her delightful Foodlore series, Haunty (a HubGreeter) invited Ariana Philips to be a part of our Discovered by a Greeter series. With no further ado, we introduce Ariana Philips- a fantastic new Hubber to follow!

You are a recent college graduate holding a BA in History and Anthropology. Which field of anthropology do you belong to and what are your areas of interest?

I’m an archaeologist, though a lot of my interests are in bio archaeology, which looks more specifically at what we can learn about past peoples through studying their bones. My mother was born in Sicily, so I’m drawn to the cultures of the Romans and to some extent the Greeks as well, in fact classics was my minor. I love learning about these great civilizations and even took three years of Latin courses, though I’ve forgotten a lot since then.

What brought you to HubPages and how do you like it here?

I first heard of HubPages from an ad on Monster.com. I thought that it looked intriguing and since I had some spare time on my hands, I thought I’d give it a try. I’m glad I did too, since HubPages has an awesome community. I love being able to see what other people are writing about and having a place to share all the random facts that I come across. As of yet I haven’t been able to find a technical job in anthropology or history, but writing these articles has given me a chance to keep good writing and research habits, plus it’s fun to learn new things.

You bring us super interesting and unique food tales to munch on. In this splendid Foodlore series, you share less-known facts, useful tips, and delicious recipes! Whence your interest in the subject?

As an archaeologist and a historian I love to learn about people from different parts of the world throughout time. Since I was a classics minor we were required to take a few folklore classes, and I loved hearing the different myths that people used to explain the world around them. I am part Italian so naturally I have an affinity with the kitchen, and love all kinds of different foods. These were all the ingredients, if you’ll excuse the pun, for the inspiration for the Foodlore series, but I didn’t put mix them together until I was reviewing the story of Adam and Eve one day.

Most of us are familiar with the story of the forbidden fruit. I started wondering why almost every reference to the forbidden fruit I’ve heard, besides the actual account in the Bible, assumed the fruit was an apple. This curiosity led me to do some research on apples and my findings made me think that it would be fun to combine a lot of my different interests to delve into the history of other foods as well and thus Foodlore was born.

Do you have any peculiar habits as a writer?

I wouldn’t say that I have any peculiar habits when it comes to my writing method. Writing has changed the way that I look at things, though. Now when I read a book of fairy tales I take notes about different aspects of the story. I’m continually learning and developing as a writer, which is great.

A few weeks ago, you surprised us with a blissfully light-hearted poem that talks about no less than the significance of our human journey, our being stones waiting to be carved. Do you write poem regularly and what inspires them?

The poem that I shared is about our journey through life and how we are shaped by the hand of the Lord as we go along the way. I don’t write poetry too often but sometimes feelings and thoughts that I have are more easily expressed through poetry or song. Most of the poetry I have written has a religious theme and come from experiences that I have had as I’ve felt the love of my Savior. I actually wrote a lot of my poetry while I was serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

It seems to me that you have a great appreciation of figurative and expressive language. What are your future plans for writing in general and on HubPages?

I’ve dreamed of writing professionally since I was about 12. I want to use my knowledge of mythology, history, anthropology and general folklore to create stories that not only entertain, but also encourage readers to go and check out more about the rich cultural past that is found in so many of the great civilizations through out the world.

As for writing on HubPages, I plan on continuing the Foodlore series, but there are many other subjects that I plan on exploring in future Hubs.

You had a great, confident start on HubPages. Based on your own experience, what advice would you give new Hubbers joining today?

Set a schedule and stick to it! I personally tend to be more of a procrastinator, so setting a schedule has helped me out a lot. When I started writing for HubPages I sat down and decided how many articles I wanted to write a week, and what days I would publish them. So far this has worked really well for me and I feel like it makes it easier for my readers since they know when they can expect my next article. I also would suggest that they take the time to really become part of the HubPages community. I’ve found a lot of support from other Hubbers and they’ve given me some really good feed back on how I could improve my articles. More than that I would say that it’s important to have fun with what you write. If you don’t enjoy writing it, more likely than not people are not going to enjoy reading it.
I feel that each Hubber brings something unique to HubPages and that any subject can be interesting when the person writing about it truly has a passion for it.

Discovered by a Greeter: Haunty Interviews NC4Life078

As the HubPages team of HubGreeters continues to reach out to our newest community members, members often discover particularly promising newbies. One such newbie is NC4Life078, spotted recently by Haunty. Because NC4Life078 only has a handful of Hubs so far and is relatively new to our site, Haunty did us the favor of interviewing this multifarious Hubber. Read on to meet a man who has used HubPages to improve his writing- and his life!

Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your studies and hobbies?

Hi everyone, my name’s Nic. I am currently 23 years old, turning 24 this year. I had just finished my first year of school at Shawnee State University. It is located in southern Ohio, but, any more south it would be Kentucky. I am still undecided on a major; I thought it would be easier to choose after graduating from high school, but, unfortunately it isn’t. There are so many great things to learn about in the world, how do you choose just one? Currently, I’m thinking of pursuing a dual major in sociology and business with a concentration in marketing. As for my hobbies, I tend to dabble in this and that. I’m always looking to try something new and challenging, mentally and physically. Yet, you will most likely see me riding my motorcycle, snowboarding, or you won’t see me at all as I will be playing a video game.

What brought you to HubPages and what has been your experience so far?

What brought me to HubPages was the opportunity to earn some passive income. I enjoy writing in my spare time and learning new things. That is the great thing about HubPages and writing in general; you are able to write about anything. HubPages is a great place to receive feedback on your material, this in turn betters you as a writer and an individual.

You have very impressive Hubs about honing one’s survival skills. Have you ever been in a tough situation?

I learned many survival skills while I was in the United States Marine Corps. Although I am no longer in, the skills I have acquired are very beneficial to me as well as the community. Being in a tough situation is strictly a matter of opinion, what is “tough” to me may not be “tough” to some. I dislike “tooting my own horn” so to speak, so this question is impossible for me to answer directly.

Riding your motorcycle is one of your passions. Can you tell us a little about that?

I learned how to ride a motorcycle in Oceanside, California while I was stationed at Camp Pendleton for a short time. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had. Yet, I was unable to purchase my own until several years later. Since then, I have put on fifteen thousand miles, most generated within the first year. I am a bit of an adrenaline junky, so I enjoyed riding southern California’s (SoCal’s) most challenging roads.

You’ve had an interesting forum thread about challenging ourselves to go beyond our limitations in writing. Can you share some ideas here? Have you undertaken any personal challenges yet?

Despite my thread, I am for and against challenges. The reason being is that sometimes the challenge can take the joy out of writing. For example, I had undergone the 30 in 30 in which I made it to about Hub number twelve. Why you may ask? Because at that point I felt as if writing was a chore. My advice is that you write for the love of writing when you want to. Eventually, you will accomplish your goals. But, some challenges can enhance your writing, like writing at least “Blank” amount of words. I have also undergone writing in an area I’m not familiar with (writing a story/novel). Yet, I am unsure I will publish it on HubPages despite my thirst for feedback.

You’ve also shared some of your pretty amazing poetry. What inspires your poems?

I used to write poetry when I was younger to express my emotions, yet I no longer do. I never really intended to write it when I had. It usually came to me as I was talking to friends on AOL Instant Messenger back in the day. From that point it turned into my scapegoat, much like one’s diary I suppose. Writing is a great way to express yourself, I truly enjoyed creating a colorful image through the use of words.

What’s in store for those who choose to follow you around on HubPages? What is your favorite topic to Hub on?

I don’t want to promise my readers anything more than quality Hubs. I tend to write upon a wide array of topics which reflect my personality. I enjoy being able to write about the things I experience, this is why I admire books by Neil Strauss. You may or may not like his material, but, it is admirable how he indulges in what he is writing about. A wise man once told me “take what you like about a person and utilize it to better yourself” with that you will become who you want to be. I try to reflect on this approach when writing. If you follow me on HubPages I guarantee you will learn something new and be entertained in the process.

You’ve already written two Hubbing guides to help new Hubbers to a quick and effective start. If you could give one piece of advice to every newbie on HubPages, what would that be? Beside reading your Hubs, of course.

My advice to the new Hubbers is to not force yourself to write. You don’t have to write a Hub every day, write when you want to. I would also say to keep your mind open to topics you might not have considered before. My wife had told me to write about making a Bug Out Bag, which I discarded because of its popularity and high competition. About a month later I gave into the idea, ironically that Hub won a Hub Nugget and a Hub of the Day. If I hadn’t listened to her, it never would have happened.

In other words, if you’re passionate about a topic, write about it. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing.

Discovered by a Greeter: Haunty Interviews Vitallani

As Haunty (a member of the HubGreeter team) was saying hello to new community members one day, he stumbled across Vitallani. Seeing her passion for writing (she wants to become a children’s book author, is working on novel, and writes very cool poems), Haunty invited her to participate in the Discovered by a Greeter series on our blog. Below you will learn more of the background behind this up-and-coming Hubber!

You are a creative writing student aspiring to become a children’s author. How long have you had this dream and can you trace its origin? Do you still have everything you have ever written?

I’ve always enjoyed writing; the first story I wrote was when I was five. It was called the Golden Tune Box, and about a secret agent trying to protect the Queen’s music box from something or other. When I was a kid, I went through the usual childhood dream jobs: vet, astronaut, etc, but it wasn’t until I was fourteen that I decided that I wanted to make writing a career. I have almost all of what I have ever written. I kept my creative writing exercise books from primary school, which I find amusing to read now and again, and I have everything I’ve written saved on my computer and backed up a couple of times. Many years ago, the household computer was being replaced, I failed to save my work properly, and lost it all. I still have a hard copy of the stuff, but I can’t edit or change it. Now I make sure all my stuff is backed up.

You began writing at a young age creating your first detective story at 5. In 2005, you self-published your first children’s book, Unwanted Gift: The Trilogy, which is available on Amazon.com. What inspired you? What was the reception like? Would you change anything about the book today?

There is so much I would change. I wrote that book when I was fourteen, so my writing skills weren’t all that great. They were good for a fourteen year old, but not for a published novel. As it was self-published, everything we did with it was an additional cost to my parents, so we didn’t pay for any promotion or advertising, so it meant no one really knew about it apart from family and friends. We sold a number to them, but only got two or free sales from strangers. To be honest, I was thrilled with that; it was really exciting. I think one other problem, apart from the promotional aspect, was the cost. Author House, the company I published with priced the book way too high. That’s why I also made the book available on kindle, so it is at a reasonable price.

Would you give us some insight into what you have learned about publishing?

I’ve learnt that the commitment of a self-publishing company is minimal. There is no cost to them, and the longer it takes to get published, the more money you will eventually be paying. There was this one section in my story that was in French, and as proof reading was an additional cost, we did it ourselves. The problem was, every time we sent the changes back that they had to make, on the next time round, they would have done something that made another part of the text wrong. It took ages to sort out, and a lot of postage.

Why is your new book taking so long to be finished? Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your own work?

I am definitely a perfectionist. Sometimes if I am writing something, I’ll just get so angry at myself because I feel it is a load of crap. I know the good stuff only comes on the re-write, but when I feel like I’m doing doing well it puts up a barrier and I just get depressed and can’t write. Another reason is that I started writing it when I was still at school, and my school work always took priority. So far my story, Paradox 101, has taken a back seat to GCSEs, A-Levels, and a BA. I’m now doing my MA in creative writing, and using the story for my dissertation. It meant a complete re-write. Twice. It has gone from an almost complete novel, back to fifteen thousand words, so I’m really at the beginning again. I am feeling a lot happier with it now though. The feedback I get from my tutor is so constructive.

You have shared that you enter writing competitions and have had your poems published in university and independent magazines. What is your poetry about? Would you give us a glimpse into it?

My poetry can be about anything really. I occasionally write poems about my own experiences, but more often, a certain word or feeling might come to mind and I’ll take it from there. I like using visual imagery and some of my poems can be quite abstract and experimental. I like experimenting with different forms of poetry. At the moment I’m doing a ‘poem a month challenge’ set by my university. May’s challenge was to write a ‘Found poem’, which involves writing a poem out of other materials – books, leaflets, instruction manuals, and so on. Here is what I came up with:

Lost: Found Poem

Possible Side Effects:
Migraine
Low Mood
The insatiable urge to punch your fist through a window

I take my writing tablet and swallow with water.

The power turns on,
Word loads, but no words appear:
Blank Screen Syndrome.

Write it! – a disaster,
But better than nothing.
Characters eventually form.

Do you want to save?
I say yes.
Computer says no.
Fatal Error: Blue Screen of Death.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master[1].
Tomorrow I’ll call Bright Windows Ltd.

[1] Elizabeth Bishop, ‘One Art’

According to your profile, you are an avid collector of anything from teddy bears to autographs. What’s the story behind this? Do you have a specific item that is dearest to your heart?

The story about the teddy bears is quite cute. Last year my Mum and I visited the Museum of Childhood, and Pollock’s Toy Museum. She became nostalgic over all the teddy bears there, remembering her own. The next thing I knew, there was a twenty-one bear on her bed. She then bought me one. We’ve got about forty now!

As for the autographs, I’m an avid Trekkie, and fan of a number of many other sci-fi shows. I love to go to conventions and meet the actors. I’ve been to two conventions in the last couple of months and got autographs from Nichelle Nichols, Jeri Ryan, Gillian Anderson, and many more. Probably my favourite momento is a the photo of me and Kate Mulgrew together (She played Captain Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager).

On HubPages, you have already published several thoughtful analytical essays on film and social issues. Whence your interest and expertise in the subject?

My interest in film actually lies in screen writing. For my BA I took a course in creative writing combined with film studies, so I could learn about screen writing. Of course, there was a lot more to the film studies course than just screen writing. We had to do a lot of essays and research into different aspects of film. The film essays I have published on HubPages, are those essays. I learnt a lot of interesting facts when researching the topics, but I can’t say that I am actually interested in them.

How did you find HubPages and what are your goals and future plans for writing Hubs?

Don’t laugh, but I found HubPages on a google search about eggs. I’m interested in baking, and I was interested in the different types of eggs you can you. It led me to a Hub on the topic. For the future, I plan to post a few book and reviews and some more of my past essays. I also plan to write up a number of recipes that I have made.

As a relatively new Hubber what do you think about HubPages? What advice would you give new Hubbers who are just starting out?

I think HubPages is a great website; I’m so glad I found it. I particularly like the Questions/Answers feature, which I think I will find helpful for research on stories when I can’t find what I’m looking for on google. For new Hubbers, I would recommend that they go to the Learning Center before publishing anything. I found it such a huge help. Also, comment on other people’s Hubs, it will increase your followers.

Discovered by a Greeter: Haunty Interviews Dirling

Our Discovered by a Greeter series continues with a look at another promising new Hubber discovered by the ever-dedicated Greeter Haunty.

Dirling, called Lisa Simpson by her friends, describes herself as an activist, historian, and world traveler. Though she has only published a small handfull of Hubs so far, they are exceedingly fascinating. Of course, we can only know so much about this promising Hubber from her short bio and small (but growing) collection of Hubs, so Haunty asked her some fun interview questions to give us a better peek at this history-loving Hubber.

Your profile on HubPages is brief, but that much more intriguing. Could you tell us a little about yourself? Why do they call you Lisa Simpson?

I studied Library and Information Science for my masters degree, with a focus on archives and records management. I am tremendously excited by historical materials – personal papers, photographs, official documents – in an archive, your collections are not only unique, but also often haven’t been seen in years, sometimes decades. It’s endlessly fascinating.

I was born in Hollywood, Florida, and moved to Colorado when I was six years old. I absolutely love living here; the beauty of this state is incredibly inspiring. When I’m feeling weighed down, a drive to the mountains is all I need to feel once again that wonder and awe of nature, of life itself. I’ve traveled all over the world, but there’s no place like home.

As for “Lisa Simpson,” well, it’s better than Cliff Claven. 🙂 “It’s a little known fact…” is definitely one aspect of my personality. I have a gift for obscure trivia, dates and names, and quotations. I worry that I can come across as an insufferable know-it-all, but those who love me seem to enjoy benefiting from my random knowledge.

How did you find HubPages and what is your impression of the site and the community so far? Have you set any goals in regard to publishing on HubPages?

I stumbled on HP while I was looking around at freelance writing options and just thought I’d see what kind of reception I get. Writing is a little scary, as you know; you never know how your work will be received. I haven’t set any goals yet, but I have a lot of ideas I’ve always wanted to explore, such as Women in History. There are so many great stories waiting to be told! It’ll be interesting to see how much of an audience I have for that.

As someone who has joined us recently, how easy do you think it is for a new Hubber to navigate HubPages and find the information he or she needs to get started quickly? Is there room for improvement?

I found it easy to get started. I published my first post within a few hours of joining, and messed around quite a bit with the text and photo capsules to get it formatted just right. I couldn’t figure out how to put photos where I wanted them initially, but was able to get an answer to that easily enough with the FAQ page.

As you know, I’m fairly new here, but I’ve noticed a few Hubs with errors in grammar and spelling that would be easily caught by a proofreader. The overall quality of Hubs might be improved with the addition of a place where contributors can have their work checked before posting – pointing out that sort of thing isn’t the kind of remark I want to leave in comments, who likes a grammar Nazi? (Maybe such a place exists right now, and I just haven’t seen it?)

Your first Hubs are some of the best descriptive essays I’ve read recently. They are carefully planned, packed with information, and extremely well-written. What inspires you to write? Can you teach me the process of writing such amazing pieces?

Thank you! I have loved writing ever since I was, oh, about twelve years old. I think a passion for your subject is probably the most important thing to have, but there’s no denying that the getting a handle on the mechanics of writing requires a great deal of practice. I wrote a ton of papers in college, where I was able to hone my research-writing style. For descriptive and informative essays, I feel it makes for a more exciting and interesting read if you have an opinion about your subject, and try to convey that without wandering too far into editorial or propaganda-type writing.

The Hubs you have published so far are concerned with historical figures. Where does your interest in history come from? When you study the history of different peoples are there any over-arching questions that you are looking to find answers to?

I’ve been fascinated with history ever since I did a report on Ancient Egypt in middle school. At that time, it was more an interest in how differently people lived, the kinds of clothes they wore, isn’t that weird how boys would shave all but one lock of hair from their heads? Yet the more I’ve learned, the more it’s become obvious that people really haven’t changed much since the very beginning. We’re still motivated in large part by our emotions, by fear and love and anger. To see how that plays out in world events, the stories of individual people – it’s fascinating. And the what-ifs, if things had happened differently, are equally intriguing to ponder. I’ve been on a Nazi Germany obsession for a little while now – talk about the characters in THAT story! Hitler always thought of himself as an artist – could it all have been averted if they’d just let him into art school?

What is the best or most curious thing that has happened to you in life and you would tell us about?

I participated in an anthropology/geology field school trip to Tanzania a few years ago. It was an incredible experience – five weeks living in a tent in the Serengeti. It made me realize how much we take for granted, the sheer abundance of what we have. Every day in the field when we stopped for lunch, some Maasai kids would turn up and wait to see if they’d be given anything extra. Seeing a boy of six or seven walking his cattle to the watering hole, using a Prestone jug for a water bottle – it’s a different world. Yet the strange thing is, it isn’t a bad world. It’s so simple. Our camp was next to a tiny village with a small hospital where the medical-anthro students were doing a malaria study, and it actually had a few computers and internet access; but the day to day life, just working from sunrise to sunset, taking dinner, and sitting talking around the fire – that’s a nice life in a lot of ways. I can’t make my life quite that simple, but it’s a good reminder to count my blessings.

An Interview with Haunty

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Haunty on HubPages

One of the best Hubbers on HubPages is Haunty.  Currently supporting the community as an Elite HubPages Greeter, Haunty has been on HubPages for two years and consistently turns out engaging Hubs on topics ranging from the world’s most dangerous animals to the effect of birth order on personality.  We even covered a collection of Haunty’s ninja Hubs in our latest Weekly Advice from Everyday Experts podcast!

Though busy writing fascinating histories and cool explanations, Haunty was willing to take some time to share more about his background as well as offer some helpful Hubbing tips.  Enjoy!

HubPages: You have been on HubPages for over two years now- do you remember how you first found it? Why did you join?

Haunty: I started using the Internet for daily tasks not long before I found HubPages. I got introduced to the site by Hubber jimmythejock when reading one of his Hubs. I think he also referred me.

As a child I wrote a lot of historical fiction, science fiction and the like. I don’t know when I stopped, but the love of writing never disappeared completely. So when I ran across HubPages, it seemed to be a great place for my writing. It was obvious that if I write again that would be on HubPages. At first I just bookmarked the site for reviewing later, but I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I signed up. The prospect that I might earn from my writing was also quite attractive.

Since joining two years ago, how has your writing changed?

I became a more disciplined writer. Some of my early Hubs were often the products of just a few minutes of keyboard improvisation and when I view them today they make me want to tear out my hair. I am a non-native English speaker and also a perfectionist, so you can imagine it is not always easy to bring the two together.

Not every one of my older Hubs are a disaster, though. Some I like much more than the recent ones. Actually, I like the wording of the question, “How has your writing changed?” Because that’s what it did – change, and not improve. I learned that if you want to improve you writing you have to study writing. It’s not enough to just practice it, especially when you’re doing it for fun. This is akin to being a comedian who has some talent but never actually does anything to perfect his craft. He can be hilarious by nature, but he is not in control. While another comedian who has been honing their talent and passion to be a skilled humorist can be hilarious and cute, or hilarious and witty, or even hilarious and ridiculous at the same time, because she owns her skill. So writing is a craft that should be studied and practiced consciously.

Your Hubs are positively amazing- they’re packed with fascinating information and are on a wide variety of subjects. What inspires them? How do you decide what to write next?

If I were to provide the sole answer to ‘what subjects make Haunty tick,’ I would say they are historical and philosophical topics. This proceeds from a romanticized nostalgia for the perceived virtues of the past that are gradually disappearing. So when I decide to write about something it will most likely have something to do with one of these things. Also, whatever I write on has to have some practical value. Most of the time, this is just a message that I think is important, and not some tangible advice on things like diagnosing heating problems in your home. This might give you some idea of the volume of traffic that I’m getting. Although, it’s gradually increasing.

The HubPages staff particularly loves a collection of Hubs you have on ninja. We even did a podcast on it! What inspired you to delve into ninja history, training, and weapons?

It is very inspiring to see fellow Hubbers do complete series on topics that interest them. I loved darkside’s several capstone series and wanted to do something similar. I wasn’t sure it was going to be based on factual information or just another one of my idealistic and far-fetched projects.

In fact I was writing Hubs on the martial disciplines and when I arrived at ninjutsu, it occurred to me that I admire the ninja for several reasons and this could be a whole new group of hubs that I’m writing. I admire the ninja’s inclination to act undetected and without leaving much of an impact on the environment, which is the complete opposite of today’s tendencies. The ninja’s success depended on whether they could select a path from one place of concealment to another and move stealthily between them in order to not be noticed. If you want to be successful today, you do the same thing, except that you plan your path from spotlight to spotlight and swagger between them making every noise you can make in order to get noticed.

Writing on ninja was also interesting for me, because I didn’t know much about the topic. I had to do extensive research to gather the information I needed, and it was worth it because I learned exciting little tidbits and several less-known facts on training, weapons, etc.

Of all the Hubs or groups of Hubs that you have written, do you have a favorite?

My favorite Hub is entitled ‘Daily Life in Ancient Rome.‘ This was one of my earliest Hubs and its message is central to my life. I believe in the redemptive power of the heroic values that I write about in this Hub. It’s an idealistic Hub that describes Roman values from a traditionalist point of view, which is not a popular one by the way.

Finally, what advice would you give to Hubbers who want to improve their work and success on the site?

It’s not easy to give uniform advice to such a diverse group of Hubbers. I think a good way to approach it is to write what you are all about, and always for the benefit of the reader. One good strategy is when people write Hubs for future personal use on things that they want to remember such as a recipe that you love, a procedure that is likely to come in handy sometime, etc. You can then come back to these Hubs when you need them and others can also benefit from them. On the other hand, don’t even think of writing on topics that are completely alien to you. I don’t recommend writing for money in general, because that’s when your focus is on money instead of helping people and it produces Internet junk. It’s said that if you help enough people to be a success, you will become a success too.

More advice from me (don’t laugh). There are three kinds of people:

  1. those who enjoy starting things, getting them going and then quickly moving on to the next thing;
  2. those who enjoy running things, honing them and perfecting them; and
  3. those who enjoy ending things, closing them down and cleaning up.

I know I am on to new things all the time, meaning that after a while I simply can’t go back to an old Hub to add information or to modify it in any way, because it’s in the past. I’d rather write something entirely different. So if you know where you fall in this categorization, plan your projects in accordance with this knowledge.

 

[Thanks, Haunty!]