Hubpage Profiles

I know it is confusing, but Squidoo permanently moved and merged with Hubpages. The Squids who could not transfer their name ( their present Hubpage accounts could not be used for technical reasons) had to choose new personas. That included me. This is the original account which will now have to be related to a niche so I can more easily keep track. See you on Hubpages!


I’m in the process of closing out the Ilona1 profile…it was a redundancy that didn’t merit continued effort.

A Writing Community That Replaced Squidoo

A new venture, just begun in 2013 is writing for Hubpages. This is another attempt to broaden my writing, community and online income. Many Squidoo lensmasters had articles on Hubpages, and when I read some of them advocating this line of revenue, it sparked the motivation to try it out.

Although quick to make pennies, it doesn’t even come lose to the income that Squidoo provides. I like the community there, but not nearly as well as Squidoo.

I am still on Hubpages, but it has never proved as good a fit for me as Squidoo. Does it produce an income? That answer has had its up and downs and I wrote an article, on the potential to make money on Hubpages.

My Garden Blog and Website Pages

I moved all the articles, and updated each one, to either the “mother site” Ilona’s Garden, or the garden journal.

Journal: Home Garden Companion

Main Garden Website: Ilona’s Garden


Travel Hubs

These moved to the Ilona’s Reflecting Pool site. Remember that? My very first site on the web… resurrected a few years ago.

Ilona’s Reflecting Pool

Inside My Head

The topics from here also moved to the Reflecting Pool site.

Food Hubs

Ditto for recipe pages. They are on the Reflecting Pool.

Beauty Hubs

This topic was one that fit right into my Reflecting Pool.

Learning New Things

One of the things I learned how to do on this site is to use more than one theme, but truthfully it would be hard for me to do it again. That is true of many of the things that are completely new, so I will be writing a small tutorial on my Webhelp blog when I work on...

read more

Hack Combat And Site Improvement

I had major site hack problems at the end of 2012, and had been trying to combat some other site hacking earlier - ever since Netfirms, my hosting, was absorbed by EIG, which is now taking over Hostgator soon. I tried reinstalling my software regularly, etc, but the...

read more

Renewing and Updating

I renewed this domain name, and since returning from the vacation across the country (it really was an amazing trip), I have buckled down to updating my pages and sites. I hope to get this process organized and streamlined because one person really is hard put to...

read more

I met someone famous

Famous in my book! Listened to teaching sermon by Danny Silk from Redding Church. Met him and thanked him for the Culture of HonorĀ  teachings he has pioneered. Some people get excited about music artist or movie stars- I get excited to meet great teachers and...

read more

I Decided the Direction

After seeing many bloggers create a site the consolidates all their online projects I thought that would be idea for I believe that was what I originally had in mind when I obtained the domain- before getting distracted by Buddypress. HigherLife, which is...

read more

New Posts, New Projects, New Year

I like new starts. Not surprising for an INTP. This year I have started working on tying up loose ends to get my garden site working efficiently again, which is more of a "J" function, but I made myself stick to it. Last year, with all the updates, that resulted in...

read more
Since updating the site…

Since updating the site…

I am not sure I need or want another community site. so this will go back to the drawing board. I've been working very hard on Squidoo, and recently put lots more designs for Zazzle products up at Ilona's Garden Shop- go check it out if you land here. there isn't much...

read more