Characteristics of a HubPages Writer

“There is an inescapable sense of our original being in us, however much it gets battered by experience and repetitive conditioning. The original sense is that I am good, I'm me, and within that me there is the source of my health and well-being and vitality." - James O'Dea

Bruce Noll - Born2care2001
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Our HubPages Family

I have always felt that if one prepared properly the human condition could accomplish almost anything. I have also felt that HubPages was a classroom for growth, a laboratory in which collaboration, experimentation and preparation were synonymous with freedom of expression. What I found, through experience, was that somehow reading and writing on this site was more than a studio where individuals whose talents and perspectives, so varied and vast, were unleashed to the electronic world. This site, and the cooperative spirit which comprises it, is an incubator for manifestation of dreams however minute or grandiose.

I found here something for which I was entirely unprepared. I believe I have found characteristics of a unique entity, which many of us refer to as a “Hubber.” I found in a Hub Pages writer a common collective conscience; a compilation of gifted qualities offered by people who give tirelessly to the craft and joy of the art of self expression and who, by their comments to a common enemy and dedication to their chosen portal, reveal these characteristics for all to see. I promise you that after reading this brief presentation you too, will see, and feel, a brilliant glow of warmth, for which comparison fades and only experiencing it for yourself will provide greater benefit.

Disclaimer

Before I begin I must beg the forgiveness of all of my fellow hubbers who are not mentioned here by name. You must know how grateful I am to each one of you whether we have shared our work personally or not. Without you, I am not who I am today. Your creativity and inspiration is invaluable to our family of beings and your existence here on this site, on this planet, in this universe is inextricably intertwined with my own. Should I miss one of you in this accolade, I would invalidate my own being. I use the few examples of Hub Pages writers and their comments as a representation of the whole of our art. I am deeply moved by the contribution you each have made to our community. Thank you!

HubPage Authors - I Believe in You!

I Really Do Believe in You!

For all of my fellow Hubpages writers and to the new writers who are becoming a part of this amazing family of human beings. Let the joy of living ring out in your words, your thoughts, your ideas and your comments. Though life is short, we are here together for a reason. Perhaps by writing and expressing our innermost passion we are sharing something far greater than even we can know...perhaps it is love at its zenith! Write on!

The Short List of Characteristics

The first characteristic common to HubPages writers is BOLDNESS and my HubPages representative for this characteristic was a tie between Hunbbel Meer - http://hunbbel-meer.hubpages.com/ and Molometer - http://molometer.hubpages.com/. These two gentlemen are certainly not the only candidates but they will serve as exemplary symbols for the rest. Hunbbell, whose hub (article) entitled “Our Hubs Got Stolen…” informing us about plagiarism of our work, by a site remaining nameless here (Hahahahahaha), spawned a firestorm of comments! What else would you expect from proud authors on such a sensitive subject? Hunbbel’s boldness could have been at great expense since his revelation caused awe and discomfort to many of his friends and followers. He was maligned in some ways for his execution of the hub but, I for one, am grateful that he chose to inform us of our situation and tenaciously pursued and responded to as many comments as possible in spite of that criticism! That was worthy boldness in my uneducated opinion. Thank you sir!

The other example of boldness was far more humorous and amusing. I’m still laughing about how ingenious Molometer was in his now famous hub on the common art of releasing excessive gas in the digestive tract! “Farting Is Back With A Bang. In History The Royals And Top Celebrities Fart. So...” Michael, that was so bold and provocative yet it made me see the wide open writer at work. Your words gave a whole (excuse the pun) new meaning to bold! Many thanks!

The next characteristic of a HubPages writer is COURAGEOUS INTROSPECTION . The real stories here on hub pages, in this writer’s opinion, originate from within. Well, duh! I mean deep within! Where else would they come from, unless you plagiarize? LOL (Ok, to some of you that might not be funny and a little insensitive. Please forgive me) The writer who, in my mind, best represents this introspective style is Billybuc http://billybuc.hubpages.com/ . He’s produced more hubs that require and reveal self examination as the motif for the context of his hubs than any other hubber and the comments to his hub -Lifestyle Choices: Saying Goodbye To A Life That Was No Longer Working, bear out that opinion. To a man after my own heart, thank you very, very much!

I have so completely enjoyed my time here on HubPages that it is terribly difficult to single out any of the writer’s, authors or comments. Hubbers who comment on our work know how important the meanings of those comments are for two reasons. One, they have been on the receiving end and understand what a tremendously uplifting impact their comments make in terms of encouragement and inspiration. When I see a comment from an experienced commenter, it’s very special to me and I want to continue learning the craft. Two, they care about the writing and the writer. They know they’re inseparable and the comment enhances them both. When the comment given is real, and from the heart, that comment is often more poignant than the hub itself.

The best example of leaving meaningful comments that are inspiring and informative for so many reasons illustrates my last characteristic of a HubPage writer. It is called COMPASSIONATE ENSPIRATION . Those HubPage writers, who employ this characteristic read in between the lines, encourage and inspire other writers by leaving comments that seek to educate, touch the heart, and they recognize the motivating power of a well formed and timely comment. Sometimes the comments are themselves hubs, commentaries on what was written, received and the significance of the writing to their worlds. I felt compelled to select a group because that’s the energetic feeling one remark, one sincere statement, one compassionate compliment brings to the life of an aspiring writer. It’s like applause from an entire audience of experts. Thank you, to every writer who takes the time to show appreciation to another human being interested in developing themselves into another compassionate enspirator!

My selection for Compassionate Enspiration goes to:

Dee aka Nonna - http://deeakanonna.hubpages.com/ Whether it’s writing or commenting or you call her Dee or Nonna, however you slice it she’s an inspiration and I hope one day you too, will receive one of her heartwarming comments. Then you will know what I mean. I couldn't be more grateful!

Fennelseed - http://fennelseed.hubpages.com/ Fennelseed’s lively, sustainable, down-to-earth insights keep me grounded and I am truly grateful when I get to read a hub or a comment from her. She is wise beyond her years and is a pick me up for all of us! Thank you Fennelseed!

tammyswallow - http://tammyswallow.hubpages.com/ Though tammyswallow is relatively new to HubPages she’s jumped in with a splash. Her lively hubs and comments bring an enthusiasm to our family of writers that is truly elevating for all whom she touches! Thanks tammyswallow, for your contribution to our group!

CloudExplorer - http://cloudexplorer.hubpages.com/ CloudExplorer is, in my opinion, is the epitome of enthusiasm, a motivating force because he’s not waiting for you, he’s going, going, gone! He a scientist in the sense of experimenting with everything and when he comments, you feel it! Thank you CloudExplorer and see you at the top!

Every hubber is seen to me in the following quote by Amy McCarrel. “Everybody has some sort of deep knowing or intuition. All it takes is one moment of connection with somebody to know that they’re wrestling with the same question as I, in one way or another. The same why are we here, what is this place where we are?”

I simply want to say “thank you” to every grandmother, single mom or dad, those working multiple jobs while writing and to every other type of hubber who is writing to the heart of their audience, freely expressing themselves and truly living in a sense, in the cyber world and at the same time connected to each other energetically and spiritually. I am indeed grateful to be among you, the old and the new, the experienced and the inexperienced, seasoned and unseasoned, the mature and the immature, all of us, hubbers writing and welcomed into our clan. I feel I am connected to some of the most creative minds on the planet and I was not prepared for that! But, oh boy, am I ever happy about it!

I couldn't resist the joy!

I simply could not resist!
I simply could not resist! | Source

He who gets the last laugh...

To all of you who fought plagiarism I say…Thanks for being who you are; for boldly fighting for our words; courageously introspective in your solutions and compassionately enspiring for our site. As always…Peace be with you!

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am blown away! When I receive a compliment from a man I deeply respect then I am humbled and speechless. Thank you, Bruce, sincerely, completely...I have run out of words and that is newsworthy in itself.

I also want to thank you for pointing the way to some excellent Hubbers I have not visited but will soon.

In addition, this hub is written beautifully. I marvel at some of the phrases you crafted in this hub.

Finally, and this comes from the heart, I am proud to call you my friend. We have traveled similar roads to get to this point and I feel a great calm knowing you are by my side for the rest of the journey.

Peace and love to you,

bill


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Voted up and shared. I have read some of these writers, but not all. I will be looking up the others based on this heartfelt recommendation. Thanks for writing this. It is great to be a part of this community.


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Bruce, this is wonderful! Yes, we hubbers are truly blessed to be part of such a caring, supportive community of talented writers. I'd venture, contrary to what the "experts" say about "living in cyberspace", that many of us know our fellow hubbers better (and know more about them) than we do our Real World neighbors. In a sense we're a small town of kindred souls, but one where nobody ever has to mow the grass or fix a leaky roof!

Voted up and awesome! ;D

P.S. @Bill, you aren't losing your mind! You DID leave that long comment, and now Bruce, you should delete the duplicate to eliminate further confusion!


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

what a wonderful hub, and what a great to way to show me some new hubbers whom I haven't the chance to read. Well done, and of course, voted up and very awesome.


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Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

The love within us is meant to extend outward. You touched my heart today and brightened my spirits. I know that everyone mentioned feel your love and caring. I know I do. Thank you Born2care...you really live your chosen penname....and, whenever I feel down or empty, I will remember this hub, you and your words.


PWalker281 4 years ago

This is a lovely hub about the incredible HubPages community of writers. There isn't any place like it on the Internet, and you've expressed very eloquently why I enjoy writing here so much. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

@Billybuc,

Bill, I guess this means I have to thank you twice as much for commenting? LOL! I said nothing here that You didn't earn, in my eyes. We do walk the same path and I think we tend to guide our fellow hikers over the territory with which we are most familiar. Though that might be a bit scary at times, it does create an air of adventure too!

Looking forward to future endeavors!

@xstaic

Thanks for the comment! We all have something to offer and if I can expose you to just one new fellow hubber, it's worth it. I'm grateful you are part of our community for both your participation and contribution!

@JamaGenee

I couldn't agree with you more about living in our cypberspace. There is a reality all its own in here. The "small town of kindred souls" isn't only appropriate it also sounds like a delicious hub title, don't you think? I would like to thank you on behalf of all the other hubbers who recognize that fixing leaky roofs and mowing lawns wasn't what we were cut out to do; though I do think the cat box needs to get cleaned out every once in a while! Chuckle Chuckle!

Thank you!

@ Rebbecca E.

Whoa! I am indeed privileged that you chose to read my hub. Reading your profile is like reading the who's who of HubPages! That's the great part about this site. I strongly encourage all new hubbers to avail themselves of the collection of experience here,like yours, to broaden their horizons which begin right in our own back yards! I look forward to reading your work!

@Dee aka Nonna,

We never know, do we? We never know when a connection will be made? When the tiniest thought, phrase or remark will hit home. I really like that kind of not knowing. It is, what makes life interesting. Thank you for being who you are and for being a part of this community of givers!

@PWalker281

It was a brief comment you made on Hubnell Meers hub about plagiarism that sparked this hub. I thought your comment there was so insightful it caused me to want to say something more. There were so many others who, perhaps in preservation mode, wanted to support the efforts of those doing there best to fight a wrong. I guess I sensed a collective inner justice that needed to be spoken, and though I don't know why, you sparked that. So, thanks for sharing your talent in this community!

Sincerely, to all of you, my deepest gratitude for your thoughts, talent and support for me and for our circle of HubPages family!


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JamaGenee 4 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Bruce, a "small town of kindred souls" WOULD make a great title for a hub about Hubland! Thanks for the nudge! ;D


PWalker281 4 years ago

Don't know what I said, Bruce, but I'm glad it served as inspiration for this wonderful hub.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

It is ceratinly a wonderful place to be, here at hubpages, and I have enjoyed reading this article highlighting the many characteristics of a hubber. I am surprised and totally chuffed to find my name here amongst the hubbers you have selected for providing "Compassionate Enspiration" (what a great description, I like that alot). Thank you for including me in this line up. I often think that I may leave comments that are too wordy, but if this isn't the case, then I will happily keep doing what I am doing.

You have selected some excellent hubbers here that I follow and I am very excited about checking out the ones that are new to me.

Thank you again, Bruce, this hub makes for great reading and sharing of others profiles and work. Like JamaGenee, I also feel blessed to be part of this community.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Fennelseed!

I don't know how many hubbers there actually are but each one of them deserves a mention just for the gumption to follow their own hearts!

In my book, that's worth sharing! Keep at it young lady! You're one of the reasons this site works.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

What a wonderful Hub full of names I recognize (plus a few I do not that WILL get a visit from the Ardie-fairy now). Isnt it amazing how a community of people can offer us such support and understanding even if we dont know the people in real life? And let me tell you - from the names you listed I can tell you have a wonderful support system here. I hope I can be included in that group :D


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thanks Ardie!

You were already in the group, not on paper perhaps, but in the group just the same. I'm grateful for all hubbers, those whom I know and those I don't. It's been a great ride for me to participate here. It's a unique and energetic connection.

Thanks for being such a big part of it!


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Based on a comment you made on someone else's Hub, I decided to read your Home Page. I was impressed by what I read, so I decided to follow. This is the first full-length Hub I have read and it is quite wonderful. Great quality of expression, personal enthusiasm, and deep appreciation for others -- all in one place.

Very encouraging and I echo all your sentiments wholeheartedly. :) HP is not a social network, although it has its social aspect, and it is not a typical writer's group or club. It is more than that -- a community,a small town was a very apt metaphor. Thank you for writing this. SHARING


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Aww.. thanks for the kudos. That really means so much to me coming from you. You were one of the first Hubbers I met and you were so kind. Great hub and I appreciate you including me. I always look forward to what you will come up with next! :)


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, that is so inspiring for all new Hubbers to know of such a wonderful bond that exist here. I have only been here about 2 and a half months but I felt it from the beginning. The welcome, the heart felt comments, the hubs, it's a wonderful cyber world here! I agree with others that there is nothing else out there like Hubland! :)

Great piece, sharing and voting up!


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

I really do not know what to say ...

What a wonderful hub! Thank you so much for mentioning my name. It is an honour to be represented by a man of your calibre, sir.

Moreover, I feel that I am truly blessed with the compassion, love, and friendship that I have received through this gem of a community. It is a great, strong bond between all the hubbers, even though, we do not even know each other personally - only a few would have ever met in real life.

However, I wish that someday all of the Hubbers could meet at a place and enjoy a day laughing. How great that would be, though seemed as improbable.

Thank you so much for being a part of this wonderful journey with us. I read this hub, first thing in the morning, and literally, it made my day. Thank you once again!

Be safe, be kind, be blessed.

Best regards,

Hunbbel Meer


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Awesome hub! I am proud to be one of the member in this community with great writers I came to know all over the world. Thanks for sharing this. Voted up.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

This is a great hub. You are right on point. I started hubpages about two months ago because I was unemployed and figured it was about time I gave writing a shot. Not to get rich, but to do something productive with my time and finally followmy heart. Hubpages has been a great place to practice my skilsl and learn the ropes as a writer. But more than that I have been learning about myself, getting amazing help and support, and building friendships that have enriched my life. Hubpages is a great place to be; full of wonderful, talented, caring, and courageous people. I have been blown away. I am honored to be a small part of this amazing community.

I don't know how I haven't crossed paths with you before. Must have been a huge oversight on my part. I certainly will be looking forward to following you.

Thanks again for a great hub that showcases what hubpages and being a hubber is really about.


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Thundermama 4 years ago from Canada

What a lovely hub. I can't wait to look up all of these tremendous writers. As someone relatively new to HubPages, I joined 6 weeks ago, I find these tribute hubs very helpful, so thank you. And I agree with your sentiments on billybuc, his were some of the first hubs I read and they kept me coming back for more. Voted up and awesome!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

To all of my present, past and future HubMates!

This is the more than I can respond to in one sitting. I know I say it's cyberspace, but it is also a microcosm of our world.

Here though, we are given the opportunity to speak without someone speaking over us, yet we can choose to whom we communicate...sometimes! Tee hee

But the coolest part of all of this is the respect that I have experienced between professional and amateur, person to person and I'm simply blown away by it.

It reinforces the power of the thought and of the pen. I'm astounded by the creativity and I am genuinely indebted to each and every soul with the courage to find their voice...right here along side each other!

Thank you!!

In the words of Wayne Dyer...You Inspire Me


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I love this growing tend of calling out those who have encouraged us here on HP. You did a great job of it.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Kathleen!

Thank you for taking the time to read this hub. I wish I could include everyone! There are so many talented people here and I am truly grateful to all who make this site what it is.

Thank you for your comments and participation in Hubpages, I am privileged to be among such skill!

Bruce


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This does seem to be an amazing group of people!


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hi Born2care2001, and what a great hub this is. Ditto - like you, I have a great deal of admiration for my fellow hubbers, some of whom I've gotten to know on a more personal basis than others. But regardless, I respect and admire anyone who writes for HP.

Voted up

John


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Great hub about what it takes to hub. Love the HubPage community and everyone in it. I recognized quite a few names and will check out those I don't know. Thanks for sharing.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Angela,

And you are one of them!!! These writers are like the tide, they all bring something in with them and take something away when they go. Each one of us is refreshed somehow by the exchange!

Thanks for doing your part!!!

Bruce


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hey John!

Great to see you again! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. I agree with you about admiration. This is such diverse, eclectic group of people and each day I look forward to learning something from each hubber I encounter, old or new...er, let me rephrase that...new or used...er, oh well, you know what I mean. (Chuckle) Thanks for caring enough to comment. I'm grateful!

Bruce


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could just all get together and have a BIG party and get to know one another. I've made so many great friends here in Hubland including you! HP has added a lot to my life. From one friend to another: I think you spelled inspirational with an "e" a couple of times. Goodnight.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Mary!

That would be a party to attend, wouldn't it? Can you imagine the conversations that would transpire? Oh my!

I really appreciate the read and the comment!

Oh, and by the way, the misspelling in intentional. The word Enspiration is a combination of the words encouragement and Inspiration. As a life architect to men I sometimes inspiration is more effective when prolonged by heartfelt encouragement...thus the word.

Guess I didn't spell it out clearly enough in the hub! So sorry!

At one time I was going to name my company Enspired! Never got off the ground! But, it's all good!

Thanks and see you at the party!

Bruce


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"This site, and the cooperative spirit which comprises it, is an incubator for manifestation of dreams however minute or grandiose." - Nicely put. : )

"To all of you who fought plagiarism I say…Thanks for being who you are; for boldly fighting for our words" - Plagiarism is really cheating oneself. I do not have to fight it - Karma will. I can understand people being upset though, the ego can work overtime.

"The same why are we here, what is this place where we are?” - I can answer these questions with a quote from a Romanian poet: "We'll die and see." Or I can answer it by saying: " it, is an incubator for manifestation of dreams however minute or grandiose". LOL

Cheers, Mr. Born2care! Thank You.

P.S. Thank You also, to Mrs. Theresa (Phdast7) for sharing this article.


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mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Great hub, Bruce/Born2care2001. I've enjoyed your interpretation of other hubber personalities and writings. I've already started reading from the links you've supplied. Thanks for sharing!


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lemmyC 4 years ago from UK

Thank you for the article and the spirit of gratitude and great admiration for the way you've praised the work of fellow writers in Hubpages. Continue with the good work.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Thank you lemmyC!

I am grateful for your time and comments. This community is a close knit family of people, like yourself, with the gift and art of writing in common. It doesn't hurt that we often grow to care about each other individually.

I look forward to reading your writing too!


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

I once again read this hub with amazement, such a wonderful way of making us all feel great!


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Rebecca!

Reading someone's work once can be caused by a number of circumstances. Commenting on the hub regardless of the comment helps the author understand his/her audience. When a reader returns to read the hub a second time it is cause for heartfelt thanks, which I offer here.

I am deeply indebted to those who follow me, those who choose to spend their irrevocable time dwelling in the words, thoughts and feelings I have penned. I cannot express how satisfying your second reading and comment is to me but to say thank you and to offer one more hub that, in the same vain, demonstrates my gratitude for Hubpages and the hubbers who constitute it.

http://hubpages.com/health/Complimentary-Comments-...

Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks Rebecca! Thank You!


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Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

Your hub reflects the kindness, and positive spirit of the hubpages community. So much of the internet is filled with meanness, and I've found none of that on these pages. You just wrote me a lovely comment and I don't even know how you found me! It's really a magic gift. Thanks for sharing and I'll go check out some of your links, I'm a newbie here.


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Born2care2001 4 years ago from Asheville NC Author

Hi Louisa!

Thank you so much for reading and for commenting. I found you because something you wrote touched another hubber in a way that compelled them to share your work! That is what this community is all about. It makes writing easy because it's a shared experience.

I am grateful to each new hubber and feel you were drawn here for a reason. I'm not always sure what that reason is but I know we're all connected and that's enough for me. When I read your work it's like reading a piece of my own soul.

I will say welcome and if I, in my limited experience here, can help you or direct you in any way, please ask!

Sincerely,

Bruce


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Louisa Rogers 4 years ago from Eureka, California and Guanajuato, Mexico

Thanks Bruce! I will come back with questions as they arise!

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