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Old 10-04-2012, 01:06 PM
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"how to get it in there in less tries"

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:24 PM
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That was fantastic. Side question about HubPages: Do you get paid per view? If so about how much?
Not exactly. You can earn money from them, but I haven't quite finished setting that up yet. But to earn even what could be considered "supplimental income" you have to be posting weekly and they have to be high exposure articles.

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Hey man great write up.
Can I make a suggestion? I like your informal writing style, but if you tightened up the slang I think you could share this with a larger audience.

Either way really cool read man!
Yeah, the whole thing needs to be tightened up. I haven't done any formal writing since my thesis and I'm a little rusty. I'll be tweaking it often!

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I like it too. One thing I would like to see is a clearer thesis to hold the theme together. It seems like somewhere in the middle, the essay changes focus and never quite brings it all together satisfactorily for me.
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"how to get it in there in less tries"

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I know. Somewhere around 2/3 through I started getting impatient with my typing. Mostly that's because I was writing it at work and my continuous flow of time kept getting interrupted. The last 1/3 is pretty rushed and probably has some more grammatical errors I've missed. Hopefully I can flesh it out better in the next couple days.

Thanks everyone for reading!
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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Good article. I just shared it on r/discgolf.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:57 PM
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Great article! in fact, i think the last statement was quote-worthy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:59 PM
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I don't get it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:39 PM
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I read the essay and agreed with its premise, which I felt was two-fold. One, becoming better is a process which should be enjoyed. Two, that shortcuts are near-sighted.

Someone mentioned the essay got off track a bit, but I felt the commercialization was married to the shortcut stuff.

At any rate, I agreed with most of the points and find that they hold true with most other sports (as was alluded to in the introductory paragraph).
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:02 AM
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I had to chuckle at the Wii Frisbee golf. That's exactly how my buddies and I got into the sport. Exactly.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:25 AM
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Someone mentioned the essay got off track a bit, but I felt the commercialization was married to the shortcut stuff.
Yes, that was my intention. However, I will be the first to admit it's sloppily done. Here's hoping I can find the time to work on it a bit today or tomorrow!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:56 AM
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I'm still trying to figure out what the "plight" is. Seems to me like intermediate disc golfers have it made. Respect of their peers. Plenty of opportunities to compete on fairly equal footing. Full divisions at every local tournament. Inexpensive entry fees. Low expenses. Little or no distraction from building a career and/or starting a family. It's a real sweet spot.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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I think the plight is self-imposed by those who are too focused on scoring better ASAP, and the author's advice is to slow down and be happy.
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