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Cartoon Avatar of me laughing on the way to the bank...
Cartoon Avatar of me laughing on the way to the bank... | Source

You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—you now have 300 Followers!

In January 2011 I received this e-mail from HubPages. "You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—you now have 300 Followers!"

As a writer, photographer, and artist of unique content who was working like a mad woman to build my on-line niche, having gotten this notification from HubPages was a big thrill.

For newer Hub writers, as you make milestones, gain followers, publish Hubs, have your Hubs read, you will get encouragement for your successes.

The notification was a reminder to me; writing as @Lillygrillzit, that I may be the next success story highlighted on HubPages. Having had some real set-backs, losses, and disappointments in life, I can hardly explain the feelings I experienced when I got this notification.

For the first time in my life I was facing possible and probable as a writer and artist.

LillyGrillzit (one of my pen names), has been highlighted, and reviewed by SweetSusieG. What is cool about that is I got to review an author who I admire.

If I had not been highlighted by HubPages, or interviewed, I can easily admit to success.

I am already experiencing success, as a writer, because of the Community, and Tools afforded, and shared with Hubbers on HubPages.

I have made a large impact on tourism in Arkansas, mostly in Little Rock, and North Little Rock.

I will leave this world having made a difference for good.

Thank you HubPages.

CloudExplorer explains some of his milestones on YouTube

Hubbers succeed best who help other Hubbers out

It's a wheel, it's a wheel, it's a wheel in the middle of this huge publishing factory. Each Hubber plays an important part in the transportation and success of the ride. I love the Idea of a Hub. A Hub is only part. It is an important part, but you can have excellent Hub Writers, who do not correspond with the Hub community, and although I love solitude.

Writing on-line is more than writing and getting people to read what you wrote.

To be a successful Follower, and gain followers, you must be willing to read, help and promote other publishers.

Hub Pages philosophy has basic roots within the Law of Success, so that means it will work. Writers know how tough it can be. Sometimes you are flowing, and at other times, we run into a brick wall.

On Hub Pages there is an unspoken reward for doing something, like Hub Hopping. This is where you quickly read newly published Hubs, and vote them up, down, or Hop! This helps the Hubbers who are publishing, hoping for feedback, it also helps the Hopper, because:

  1. You meet new Hubbers
  2. When you help others, it always comes back to make you feel better
  3. Other Hubbers meet you
  4. It helps the entire community. This is how we keep Hub Pages a moving happy wheel

Simone Smith teaches & instructs on HubPages

We are all in this together...

All of us Hubbers who have gained over 300 followers are warriors!

We have passed another milestone on HubPages.

if it weren't for the whole HubPages community, there would be no victory.

  • Celebrate one, celebrate all.

Good Luck and thanks for the Follow!

Follow me on Twitter too @LillyGrillzit


I was thrilled when she passed the 20,000 views a couple of days ago

Lilly was thrilled when she passed another Hub Milestone (milestone) just a few days ago. She passed being viewed, over 20,000 times. Lilly started writing on HubPages in the beginning of July 2010, and it took until November 4, of 2010 to get 10,000 views, On January 28, 2011, Lilly passed 20,000!

Lilly has worked very hard to have the volume of Hubs here. It would take a lot of dedication and insanity to plug away as hard and furious as she has. She averages 95 hours per week on-line, writing, networking and building other on-line marketers.

Milestones, growth and artistic maturity

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First photos - the beginningMy Hub 5 Reasons to stop wearing a bra was enhanced when famous photographer/filmmaker/actor gave me permission to use this photo in my HubLittle by little, I was able to afford better cameras...I helped myself by gathering unique content, and helped my community by promoting local businessesThe first HubPages contest I entered. I had a winner too! Oh Yeah!A more recent project Following the Arkansas Heritage Trail of the Trail of Tears
First photos - the beginning
First photos - the beginning | Source
My Hub 5 Reasons to stop wearing a bra was enhanced when famous photographer/filmmaker/actor gave me permission to use this photo in my Hub
My Hub 5 Reasons to stop wearing a bra was enhanced when famous photographer/filmmaker/actor gave me permission to use this photo in my Hub | Source
Little by little, I was able to afford better cameras...
Little by little, I was able to afford better cameras... | Source
I helped myself by gathering unique content, and helped my community by promoting local businesses
I helped myself by gathering unique content, and helped my community by promoting local businesses | Source
The first HubPages contest I entered. I had a winner too! Oh Yeah!
The first HubPages contest I entered. I had a winner too! Oh Yeah! | Source
A more recent project Following the Arkansas Heritage Trail of the Trail of Tears
A more recent project Following the Arkansas Heritage Trail of the Trail of Tears | Source

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Congratulations!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you WillStarr! Howdy, good to see you here. :0)


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Congratulations and yes, it definitely is a wheel.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Lilly, you have really done a big success at hubpages! And since you are one of those kind and helpful hubbers and also a brilliant writer, I am not surprised:) Congratulations and I wish you many more followers!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@thoughtforce, Thank you very much! Thank you for the compliments, and well-wishes. Your kind words are very perfectly timed too...Thank you again.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

Wow! Your just hopping along here. Great work.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Barbara Kay! Thank you, hard work will eventually pay off, or thats what I have always been told.


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Congratulations, Lilly.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Robwrite, Thank You! :0)


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Congratulations Lilly. I am proud to be a follower. Your topics are interesting and always well written, plus, i might say that we have similar core values in many things.

Best Wishes


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Ingenira 5 years ago

Congratulations, Lilly, you deserve it !


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@always exploring, Thank you so much for such a nice comment. I am glad to taken the time to get to know you better through your Hubs. We have a kindred spirit of core values, and am glad that you like what I write. :0)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Ingenira, Good afternoon, and thank you for the visit, and congratulations. Without you and the other thoughtful Hubbers, and HubPages tools, it couldn't happen!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Angarastone, thank you for the visit, but it is not nice to include HTML links to your website in comments to other Hubbers. I did not know this when I first started either, hope this helps.


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I send you best wishes on your next 300, Lilly!


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nextstopjupiter 5 years ago from here, there and everywhere

Congratulations Lilly, you deserve it to have 300 followers, and I am proud to be one of them! Go on, the next 300 will come soon!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

lorlie6, you are kind! Thank you! Thanks for being a 300!


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Oh, you are a star, Lilly! Congratulations! I love reading your hubs and I think you look awesome laughing all the way to your bank. Hard work always pays. Now for the next goal! :))))


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@nextstopjupiter! I am honored by your kind words and encouragement! We are 300+ Strong together. :0)Thanks


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@MartieCoetser! If I am a star, you are sunshine, working on the next goal reached Hub already, with many more to go, I hope! Thank you for your good words, there are some you have given me along the way, that send strength. Thank you much


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Congratulations Lilly and many more happy friends and successes come your way! :) Katie


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Ms katiem2, Thank you for the Good Words, and well wishes! I am very thankful that you were one of the First of 300, and have helped, hinted, and encouraged every step of the way! The Very Best to you lady! :0) Peace and Love


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Zakmoonbeam 5 years ago from Parts Unknown

Congratulations ! And such fast work as well, I wish you much more success. (You know I never really learnt how to spell that word, so I copied it from katiem2's post, hope its right ;) ).


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Zakmoonbeam! Thank You! I don't know how to spell it either, truthfully, but luckily spell check picks it up. The one I never can spell, even with spell checker is the R word that defines a sit down eating establishment! Thanks for the kind words, laugh, and my confessional! Have a wonderful day!


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

Does this mean I can look forward to getting rich here? You have inspired me. Great hub.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@BobbiRant, Rich is relative! I would say you have a better than average chance of reaping a healthy yearly income from your unique and beautifully honest writing. I am trying to finish another Hub about Hubbing, it reveals all on the money I have made so far.

Thank you for being one of the 300+ who believes and lives Freedom of Speech and professional writing. Thanks for the read!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@QudsiaP1 Thank you very much for giving this a read. I apologize for missing responding to your kind comment. Thanks! Good Luck


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Sweetsusieg 5 years ago from Michigan

Congratulations!!! You work so Hard!!! So glad that you passed yet another milestone. One day at a time is the best that we can do!

Keep on writing!!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Sweetsusieg! Thank you for your kind words! Yep, thanks for the encouragement too! :0) Write on!


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chan0512 5 years ago from Camarillo, CA

Congrats for your milestone. Great read as always! Voted and shared.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you chan0512, you were definitely in the base 300+, and thank you for being who you are. Kind and giving. Excellent expert information on trading and finances! Thank you !


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Lily, I had to come and see how you were doing. I haven't heard from you in a while. I see you are doing great!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Aw gr82bme, I have been neglectful in reading, and behind in reading Hubs. My apologies. The volume of writing has increased tremendously. Learning how to balance more plates, spinning on sticks. Thank you for coming by for a read and comment. Thank you, and glad to see you. Happy New Year if I haven't said so...:0)


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

Congratulations Lilly! I know how it feels to get to a significant milestone in Hubpages and the work it represents. I see that you now have much more than 300 followers and I hope the number of views, followers and earnings keeps growing! All the best :)


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LillyGrillzit 4 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Claudia Tello, thank you very much for coming by, reading this Hub, and leaving such a positive comment! Thank you for the Good Words. Write On!

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