Celebrating one year at Hubpages!

When I joined Hubpages a year ago I didn´t have a clue about what hubpages was or what I was doing! I literally stumbled upon hubpages when I was searching the web for ideas about how to make money from writing. I knew that I wanted to write the only question was in what form and where. I searched for Swedish platforms at first of course, but didn’t find any that suited me. I didn’t just want a blog where I would write about my daily thoughts or my daily shores. The web is full of personal diaries that no one ever reads. So, maybe I at least had something right; I wanted a place where I could publish my writing and earn some money from it! And the moment I saw hubpages I immediately joined in.

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My first mistake was done almost immediately. When I was going to sign in a username it got a bit difficult because all the names I did choose was already taken. And after three or four attempts I got a bit stressed since I was also in a hurry that day. So as a last attempt I typed in “thougtforce” which got accepted! Yes, I thought, at last! Afterwards I realised that I had forgotten an “h”! It was supposed to have been Thoughtforce”. I wanted my name to mean something that was important to me and also said something to the reader. Ok, I can live with it, but it is a bit annoying.

So lesson number one:

Make sure you have plenty of time and let it take some time when you choose your username, because you have to live with it! Everything else you can change afterwards, but not your name.

My second mistake was to think I could just write and make loads of money in some mysterious way coming from clicks from unknown people reading my work. My intention was to just write without ever interacting with anyone. This was the first time that I showed my writing or my thoughts written down to someone else, even though I have been writing all my life, and I was simply a bit afraid. I was afraid of how my writing would be received, would people like it, hate it, would they choke from laughing, would they be offended, would they …….you know what I mean.

So therefor I decided to show only half my face in case anyone would recognize me! Haha, if only I had known how unlikely that is! Most Swedes I know haven’t heard of hubpages so the risk of anyone recognizing me is minimal even now after one year! And by now, I don’t mind if they do! After a while I got used to my avatar with a half face and I deliberately let it remain for a long time after I didn’t feel the need to hide my face anymore.

Lesson number two;

You have to work hard in order to be recognized and it takes a lot of time! If you want to try your writing skills you can be almost anonymously for a long, long period. But you will still get support from this wonderful community no matter how you look on your avatar.

But there I was, showing only half my face and just wrote about what came to my mind.

I didn’t know anything about SEO, the importance of tags or the importance of headlines or topics. And I had no knowledge about the hubpages community. I am ashamed to admit that in fact I didn’t want to know either, because I thought that I could stay out of it and just focus on my writing.

After publishing my first hub I immediately started on the next and then another one just as I had planned. When my first comment on one of my hubs came and the kind comment was followed up with my first follower I didn’t really know what to think, but since I have good manners I immediately answered both comment and followed the kind person back.

My first brave hubfriend was CyberTroll, soon followed by BkCreative, Izettl, elayne001 and James A Watkins. These five hubbers couldn’t know that they met a recluse! I am still thankful for their kindness and encouragement and for giving me such a warm welcome on hubpages. I remember thinking that appreciation coming from such excellent writers and good hubbers must mean that I do something right! And I am still very happy for each and every comment and follower that interact with me. During this year I have learned that it is interaction with others that creates my creativity!

That was my lesson number three:

Always try to encourage new hubbers and make them feel welcome with kind words if you think they are good or look promising!

I do the same for others now whenever I can but I whish I could do it more, but sadly there never seems to be enough time! I know how important the first feedback is, it can mean the difference of someone continue to write or quit before they even began. The hubnugget contest and the Hubhopping as well as the hubfeed is a great help in finding those new good hubbers and should be a daily and weekly routine for me.

After that first meeting with some of the hubpages community I continued to write my hubs as planned but found myself reading the work of others more and more. It was like a new world slowly opened and I began to realize that I was part of something fantastic sitting in front of my computer in a small country in Northern Europe. Suddenly I meet people from all over the world, enjoyed armchair travelling to places I haven’t been and some I haven’t even heard of, I read about issues and opinions of politics in other countries which is so important in our global way of living. I got first handed reports of the weather situation on other continents, learned about special food dishes and traditions in other countries, the flora and fauna here and there, beautiful castles, waterfalls, religion and believes and non believes. I enjoyed reading beautiful and sad poems and read clever and thought-provoking thoughts and ideas about relation problems, health issues, body parts, organs, self help, economic advices, gemstones, computers, cleaning, animals, gardening, plastic bags, bra’s and so on. And I read some marvellous stories, both fiction and reality stories, that grab my heart and my mind totally.

So, lesson number four: When joining hubpages you are not just a writer, you have the opportunity to become a reader of totally new and fantastic hubs on a wide range of topics! It is marvellous and you never know what you will read from day to day or what you may see.

But most of all had the opportunity to meet all of you:

Izettl – a brave and fantastic woman that write hubs that leaves no one unengaged! A writer with more wisdom than I thought possible in a young woman. I won´t even try to describe her, you must go over there and find out for yourselves!

BkCreative - always first with the most useful nature health remedies, I have learned so much from this kind hubber. She does the searching and gives you all the answers!

Elaynee001 – A hubber with great life experience, interesting facts about traditions and useful tips. She does wonder for many new hubbers and welcome them with her comments and bravely follow them as a first follower!

Dhadame - a great writer that I hope will write more. I like all her hubs and here style of writing!

Eiddwen - a hubber that share joy and warmth in an amazing way, I can´t get enough of her poems and stories!

Scribinet – an amazing source of great information that is beautifully presented. This is a hubber with so much life experience and I am grateful to follow.

Kashmir56 - writes very useful hubs and share knowledge about PC software, religion, nature and more. You are a very good hubfriend Tom, with a big heart that radiates kindness and respect for others, humans as well as animals.

GG.Zaino - what can I say without it sounding inappropriate but I try anyway)) Somehow I feel a strong connection with you, maybe it is because of your connections with Sweden or because of your great personality! I so enjoy your stories about you and your family with Elliot.

Carrie450 - a hubber that share so much hope and kindness around her. You are an inspiration to everyone and also one of the strongest women I have met.

Martie Coetser - another fantastic writer that touches me as well as everyone else with her humanity and warm soul. Martie, I feel we have so much in common and I am so impressed with your writing!

Onegooodwomen – I wish I could meet this great woman! She writes about common things in an uncommon way and I look upon everything she writes about in a new way after reading her hubs. She has accumulated several generations of knowledge.

A.A.Zavala – I love your beautiful poem as well as your writing and your witty comments. And I am still curious about who you really are!

Victoria Stevens – a great and kind hubfriend that writes about many different topics. Her hubs are well written and always very interesting.

Vocalcoach - the hub name is spot on! She is a great coach with so much wisdom and kindness and she gives of her knowledge to everyone with great enthusiasm!

Prasetio – I have read so many great hubs from this kind man! He is the master of sharing spectacular and beautiful places and inventions. I have travelled to the most unbelievable places with the aid of his hubs and learned so much new knowledge from his hubs about facts.

Lilly Grillzit - this is a fascinating woman that knows everything from practical landfill construction and how to life in the mountains and in the wilderness as well as being an expert on taxes and human relations. I so admire this strong and sensitive woman!

Tony Mac - I have learned so much about South Africa and its interesting history from this writer who let me come along on tours in a way that it feels like I have actually been there.

Aceatnna - Whenever I need to read something beautiful I can count on Aceatnna. She is the most prominent writer on describing love in a beautiful way. Her poem really touches your soul and makes everyone more beautiful inside after reading her work!

Drbj - Is like a mentor and a model of the ultimate hubber; excellent writing and interesting topics. Whatever she writes about is professionally presented and done with a big heart and a great sense of humour. I am afraid I have become a stalker:))

Ruzica - is a very sensitive and wise writer that shares her wisdom with warmth and great care for other people. There is so much to read and learn from her writing!

AliciaC - can make difficult topics into interesting articles that are easy to read for everyone. I always look forward to her hubs knowing I will learn something new and useful. This is a lady with impressive knowledge about for example science and biology and all her work seems to be done with great enthusiasm.

Just ask Susan - Again, the name is spot on! Susan is a fantastic writer that shares poetry, recipes and hubs about many different topics in a way that feels so natural. It is like all that excellent writing writes it self and as we all know, that takes special skills! I always learn something new in her corner.

Rob Hanlon - a man who writes hubs with a great sense of humour and also have a refreshing vision on life and its many problems. I always appreciate comments and hubs from this interesting hubber!

Fuchsia - another brave writer that shares her live experience and give so much help to others by doing so. It takes great skill to write about personal things in a way that everybody feels like it is written just for them!

Erin LeFey – writes poetry that touches those who read it in a special way as well as great short stories. And as if that wasn’t enough she also write about other topics and share here life experience and knowledge.

Docmo - is a writer in a class of his own and everything he writes is imbued with the doctor´s compassion and love for people and life itself. Whatever he decides to write about comes out complete and beautifully wrapped up. I love his stories as well as his hubs about other things!

Mrs.J.B - is like a fresh wind with interesting articles and marvellous stories. A hubber with straightforward comments, a big heart and a great sense of humour:) A visit in her corner always feels like getting an injection of vitality and common sense that is so well needed.

Ashantina – shares her knowledge accompanied with fantastic encouragement. She writes in a special way and it feels like she writes to you personally. I wonder how she does that?

Shygirl2 – her writing seems to come straight from her heart and if so I am amazed over how good she are at describing a character in her stories in a way that they feels real and as you know them well. I do wish she would write a book that I can read in my favourite armchair without being disturbed.

Ask DJ Lyons – another brave woman who shares her knowledge and her love to life itself. Recipes for a long and healthy life as well as hubs about nature and entertainment can be found on her site. She is an inspiration to me and all her writing is written with compassion.

Alastar Packer – is both a marvellous writer as well as a fantastic reader and a great friend. He writes about many different things and I suspect that everyone can find something interesting on his site. I have learned so much from reading his hubs and sometimes I found myself reading about topics I didn’t know I was interested in with great pleasure and engagement. I take a special writer to accomplish that! And I suspect that his wide knowledge and interest is the reason for his great comments that always is spot on and written with engagement.

Koffee Klatch Gals – A writer with many different interests and skills and luckily for us they are all shared! This is a very talented writer that writes about everything in the same excellent way and help so many from her writing.

Will Starr – whenever I see a new hub from Will Starr or if I want to enjoy a good story already published I grab a cup with something, (depending on the time of the day) and make myself confortable and just enjoy his fantastic and exiting stories! Every story is well written in a way that immediately engages me and they have also special twists at the end. I try in vain to figure out the end but with no success so far!

JS Matthew – I guess I would like to describe this great hubber as a happy freelance writer. He shares his knowledge with great warmth and enthusiasm and is a very good member of this community! I admire his kindness as well as his writing.

Mrs. Menagerie – writes wonderful hubs about many things and I am specially fascinated by her knowledge about how to live in coherency with nature in the best way possible. She writes with a good sense of humour and with a wonderful outlook on life.

Trish _M – manage the great skill to write interesting and also objective articles about many difficult topics such as theological matters as well as scientific and historical matters. A very talented writer!

RT-Talloni – the master gardener that shares knowledge about everything that is worth knowing in a fantastic way. A great source of inspiration that gives me a need to get out there and get creative in the garden!

Triciajean - we meet only recent, but I so enjoy her intelligence and knowledge about human interaction. A visit in her corner leaves you enlightened and you will have a new and shining toolbox to use in your social life.

There are also some hubbers that I deeply miss that was important to me during the first part of my first year and I must mention; Wife Who Saves that had a mission and a plan that she hold on to, KatieM that was a great part of this community as well as a great writer.

There are so many more great hubbers who’s writing I enjoy reading and I would like to mention all of you here, but I can´t go on forever so I stop now. I apologize in advance to all others that I haven´t mention and I hope that you all know who you are and feel that you are special to me. Everyone of my followers and everyone that I follow as well as every hub I have commented on has made my experience here very special. I thank you all and because of this great community I will never be the same person again!

Lesson number five:

You will change for the better after some time in this great community. Even if you don’t want to:))

Thanks for letting me read all those fantastic hubs and for making my first year at hubpages very special! Please enjoy the video down below!

Tina

Thank YOU!

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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Tina, you’ve moved me to tears. I’m only a month longer than you in this awesome space where complete strangers become family. By now I love you as if you are my sister, as if we had grown up together. We know each other – not externally, but internally, and is this not exactly the way we should know each other? I’ve seen you grown from a shy, introvert into a contented hubber who knows she is amongst people who value and respect and LOVE her (forceful) thoughts. I will never miss a hub of yours – perhaps accidentally, and please blame this on Time – just never enough to do what I like to do. I hope with all my heart that I will enjoy the privilege of having you as a sister in Hubland for many years to come :)hug:)


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Clairepeek 5 years ago

Tina!

That was such a remarkable way to celebrate your first year on hubpages. Congratulations are in order then ^_^


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laral 5 years ago from England

Hi Tina. Well done and congratulation! My hub's activity has increased in the last 3 month. I am now completely addicted to hubpages. I hardly do anything else during the day (except for the job) other than read and write and browse the site. I agree with you that Hubpages is wonderful community where there is lot to learn. Great hub! I love your country! It's so magical! I can't wait to come back to Scandinavia.


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hazelbrown 5 years ago from Central PA

Congratulations on your one year hubpages anniversary!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Tina, reading your hub i found myself learning how you got started, how you were feeling about HP and things, then I was thinking,yep she's correct on that,Tina was shy?, ahuh, that's right; and then came the surprise (though it shouldn't have been)of your special words on fellow Hubbers. How very sweet and kind of you. Thank you very much- or, tack ma mycket- and we and the HP are so fortunate to have you. Happy One Year Anniversary Tina thoughtforce! :)))


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

What beautiful sentiments Tina, you are a gifted writer. I have to admit that your assessment of HUBPAGES is very similar to my own. It is a special place with special people. Enjoyed your HUB, Peter


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Martie, my dear sister in hubland! Yes I totally agree:)) That is one of the wonders with hubpages, we know each other very well internally from our written words. We don’t add any values about how we look or how we live, what material things we own or so on; we value each other only from what we write! That gives very special relationships with people that we never would have known if it wasn’t for hubpages. Thanks for your warm hug Martie, and I also look forward to many more years here!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Clairepeek, Yes maybe it is:) It was the only way to celebrate this awesome year, because it wouldn’t have been a year if it wasn’t for this great community! There are so many other places to write on and writing is a powerful way of expressing your self and your thoughts. We need others to help us grow and develop, both by comments but most of all from reading what other write. Thank you for your congrats and I am so glad to met someone from Grängesberg:)


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi laral! It is so easy to be addicted to hubpages and there is always something new to read. Times just fly away when browsing hubpages and every time I feel there is so much more I should have done, so much more I should have written and so on. Thanks for your congratulations and I wish you much success with your hubs. Just keep on writing and interact with others!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi hazelbrown, and thank you so much for your congrats! One year goes so quick and when I look back I can say it has been a great time. I look forward to celebrate your first year at hubpages even if you just started?

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Alastar, There must be so many different stories about how and why we start to write on hubpages and even though we have much in common everyone have his/her story to tell. I don’t see myself as a shy person anymore although I was when I was young. But to put my writing out for everyone to read is something quite different and something I wasn’t used to, so it took me some time to feel comfortable with it. Thanks for your great comment, I feel honoured that you give my language a try. You are doing pretty good even though I understand that some words that contains å,ä,ö must be impossible if you don’t have a Swedish keyboard? Take care,

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

HI Peter, I am glad you also have the same feeling for this community as I have. And there are so many talented writers here so I am always learn something new from others and you are one of them of course. You have so many great stories to tell from your life experience and from places you have been. I look forward to another year! Thanks for celebrating this with me!

Tina


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Tina, thank you so much for the lovely comment. I agree with you – I’ve met so many great people – including you! - and learned so many interesting things from reading other people’s hubs at HubPages. Congratulations on your one year anniversary.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Tina, congratulations on your one year hubpages anniversary.

What a wonderful community this is, I have learnt so much here and I have met some wonderful people.

I understand your initial reservations about publishing your writing, I felt the same as I had never written or published anything before.

Everyone is so supportive here and I would like to thank you for supporting me.

You are such a talented writer and I look forward to reading many more of your hubs.

I enjoyed the Alanis Morisette video too, haven't seen that in ages.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Tina, Wow a whole year that is great! Congratulations!

I know what you mean about the name thing as when I chose my name I was not thinking at all. If I could go back and chose it again I think I would use my real name. Oh well...

Thank you so much for the fantastic comments you made about me. I feel so lucky to have found you on HubPages as I so enjoy reading your hubs, even though I don't always comment.

Thanks so much again Tina and keep on Hubbing!


Susieq42 5 years ago

And it just keeps getting better!!!


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Trish_M 5 years ago from The English Midlands

Hello Tina :)

Congratulations! Happy first anniversary

One of the lovely things about Hub Pages is the chance to make new online friends, as well as reading their impressive work, and it has been really great meeting you and reading your articles! :)

Thank you so much for mentioning me. That was very kind :)

I shall also be checking out the other hubbers you mention ~ they sound very talented, too.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Alicia, Isn´t it great? Even though I came her only to write I now find myself reading almost more than I write! Thanks Alicia, for celebrating one year with me and for giving me the opportunity to meet you!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Moviemaster, I guess we are many who show our writing for the first time here at hubpages and it is a bit scary:) But I cant think of a better place to write. Thanks for your kind word and for celebrating with me. The video is one of my favourites, it says so much more than the words. And we all feel naked or different now and then. I so appreciate your visit!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Susan, one year passes so quickly in hubland; time flies when you’re having fun! To select a good name as one the first thing you do when you sign up isn’t easy and I guess there are many more than us who wanted to change their name if it was possible. But it doesn’t matter so much; the most important here is the writing and the friends.

No, there never seems to be enough time to comment and read everything, it is impossible and it gets harder the more people you follow. No matter how hard you try you will always miss some hubs and hubbers:)

Thank you for celebrating with me!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Susieq42, that is the best part of it all, it does get better! The best way to learn something is to keep on trying. I am so glad you stopped by on my one year anniversary hub! Thanks.

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Trish_M, it is special to make friends online based on their writing and interaction. I believe it makes a special kind of friendship that is hard to find in real life! I have many close friends in real life but none of them reads my work so hubpages sure fills a special need for me. Yes, I can recommend every one of the hubbers I have mentioned here so please do that. The sad thing are that there are so many more talented writer that I wish I could have mentioned but I had to draw the line somewhere.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!

Tina


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smcopywrite 5 years ago from all over the web

happy anniversary and very nice to meet with you and other great hubbers here at the hub.

hope to meet with you again on your third, fourth and fifth anniversary. keep up the great work.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

smcopywrite, I am so happy to see you here celebrating this event with me. You are such a talented hubber too, and I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you too! Take care and keep on writing those great hubs of yours!

Tina


tinknfelix 5 years ago

Happy Anniversary. Hope I'll reach the success you have had this past year!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, sending big congrats to you for being here on Hubpages for a year.Thanks you so much for the nice things you said about me in this hub, you are a great friend and i am very happy to have you as a friend !

Thanks to for sharing all the great advice in this hub .

Vote up !!!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Tina a million congratulations, what an amazing achievement. A great article and I love your user name. Somehow a name becomes totally apt and yours is just perfect!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

tinknfelix, Thank you for your gratulation and I am sure you will reach success here! It is much easier to do well when you have a good time but it takes both time and effort too. Just keep on hubbing!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

kashmir, thanks for your big congrats my friend. One of the great things with hubpages is the possibility to write among so many talented writers and kind people. After a while a very special friendship emerges and you are one of those special friends. I hope we have many years ahead of us here:) Take care and enjoy the garden season!

Tina


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

acetnna, I am so grateful for the million congrats from you! It means a lot to me:) One year has gone by very quickly, it feels more like 6 months or something! I like my username too, but I wish I had spelled it right from the beginning:) Thanks for celebrating with me!

Tina


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Excellent lessons for success on Hubpages! I am glad to have found you here and will enjoy following you to learn even more about your journey.

Congratulations on your first year and may you have many more years of success to come!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Cloverleaf, Thank you for your kind words and for the following! I thought the same when I found you yesterday so I am convinced that we will learn from each other. I look forward to many more years and thanks for the congratulation! It is nice meeting you!

Tina


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Ingenira 5 years ago

Tina, you wrote from your heart. I could sense your sincerity and kindness. Glad to have met you here in Hubpages. Keep on writing !


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Ingenira,that was one of the best compliments ever! Yes, I did and I am glad you could feel it through my words! I honestly feel that it shouldn't have been one year at hubpages if it wasn't for all these lovely people. I am so glad to meet you too and I look forward to the next year!

Tina


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Congratulations for you. This was the best achievement for you. No one can stand, stay focused and doing the best in writing for one year at the best site like HubPages. That's you, my dear. You are one of good example for us. Thanks for share your self experience while writing on HubPages. Tina, you are one of the best friend among good friends here. Thanks for put my profile and I am so proud if my hub useful for you. Keep it up, Tina. I always support you from behind. Success for you. Cheers..

Prasetio


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Prasetio, Your congratulations and kind word warms my heart! This community is something special where you get support from so talented writers. And you are certainly one of those, talented, supportive hubbers, with a big heart and you always have a kind word for everyone. I am so grateful for your support and for meeting you here.

I send you a big cyber hug and wish you much success in return!

Tina


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Tina, a great big congratulations! I totally enjoyed reading every single word of your hub. And I am honored to find my name among some of hubpages most supportive and talented writers.

Your lesson #5 is so very true. "You will change for the better after some time in this great community. Even if you don’t want to:))

I love this. And I love you, my dear hubfriend and inspiration. May you continue to thrive here on hubpages.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

vocalcoach, of course you are among the great hubbers in this community! You are one of those writers that contribute to the transformation of new writers here and you do it with kindness and warm support. No one can miss your big heart and your love for people here. I am so lucky to know you and for the opportunity to read your work! Thanks for your wonderful comment my dear hubfriend and I hope you can feel my cyber hugs!

Tina


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Tina, Congratulations on your one year! I can't believe I just stumbled on this. Thank you for including me in here and for the kind words you said. I am flattered that you have included me here among the best writers I have had the privilege of reading. I have enjoyed reading your stories and articles and interacting with you in the comments which are always so detailed and give such a fresh perspective. I am happy to have met you this year and hope we share many more here at hubpages. Take care my friend, and happy writing :) Erin

PS I love the video and Alanis Morissette!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Erin and thank you for your gratulation! It feels so good to have you as a hub-friend and you are indeed one of the talented writer here. I also hope we share many years of hubbing:) Somehow it gets more and more fun to write and I still have some more ideas for hubs!

That song is one of my favorites and I was lucky when I found that video, it says it all.

Thanks again for coming Erin and celebrating with me!

Tina


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

I like your account of the first year in Hubpages; I have been here just for over a year now and completely relate with the phases and lessons you went through. Nice to see you didn’t stop there and continue here after 19 months. I can see that you have been writing for a long time, you certainly do it very well.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Claudia, Yes to write here is a great way to learn and hopefully make improvements with time! Time flies when we do something we love to do, and to write and connect with other hubbers here is really one of my passions. Thanks for your generous comment, and I know you will have a great time here also during your second year! The positive thing is that we can only get better with practice and the great support from hub pages community. We just have to keep on hubbing:)

Tina


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

What a wonderful hub that I am just reading now! I enjoyed learning about your journey across the first year as I have not reached that point yet. I had wondered about your user name and now I know! :) I wish you much success here. It is so nice you thank your followers, they really are so important and the HP community is great.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

That missing "h" confused me a few times while I was searching for your name! I finally figured out a few months ago that there was no "h" and NOW I know why! Your story is awesome and unique...just like you!:)


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Christy! Yes, to me, my username is a bit annoying and I wish I could change it:) Writing on HubPages is a fantastic journey but it would be nothing without all the support from this great community. I wish you all the best and know that you will be successful here, you have written so many good hubs already! Thanks for reading, I appreciate you!

Tina


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden Author

Hi Linda! I can imagine:)) Some mistakes isn't so easy to correct and I will have to live with my username without the "H". Or maybe I will change it one day! Thanks for reading Linda, you always make my day a bit brighter! Hugs,

Tina

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