Dexter Yarbrough on Hubpages

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When I, Dexter Yarbrough, first came to Hubpages, I didn't know what to expect. Within hours of signing up, I had fan mail welcoming me and a few followers. It really is a great feeling when you are welcomed into a community as opposed to having to find your way alone.

Even though I like the hubs, answering questions and following threads in the forum, the camaraderie and the relationships that are built is what brings me back to Hubpages often each day. The support is magnificent - especially since it is from people you have never met physically. You know that you have a common interest of sharing and helping and seeing others succeed.

I was voted as one of the Top 100 New Hubbers for 2011 coming in at number 16. I am thrilled that many people like my writings.

Several of my favorite hubbers have interviewed me:

Getting to know Dex by Marcoujor (my online Momma)!

Interview by Sunnie Day (scroll down to April 7, 2012).

The Obama's

The notion to write a fictional account of the private morning conversations of Barack & Michelle Obama came out of nowhere. I thought it would be adventurous to have folks see a side of them that most don't see - albeit fictitiously. I try to relate real-life events to private conversations that many would have if in the same position. It is so much easier to write for Michelle than Barack, mainly because we come from similar type families. She seems more down to earth and he seems more worldly in the sense that he traveled and experienced much as a child.

The series is meant to be humorous and to deliver a subtle message. My purpose is not to be political or insulting to the Obama's. My purpose is to bring humor and enlightenment to the lives of others. The Michelle & Barack series is written as such that you don't have to start with the first in the series. However, you can get a better feel for them by starting at the beginning.

Whether you like the Obama's or not, you get a sense (fictionally) for how they are dealing with life in the White House and how they react to situations happening around them. They have the same types of issues that all Americans have - family issues, communication with each other and trying to make it through a crazy life. I hope you enjoy reading the series!

Dexter Yarbrough - Other Hubs

I also write on other topics that are near and dear to me, including humor, health and relationship advice! I love a great practical joke.

Links Outside of Hubpages

Like many others, I write blogs, have photography sites and participate in social media aside from Hubpages. Please check out my links - including my photography website!

Dexter Yarbrough Gallery

DJY Photography

Dexter Yarbrough Photography

Dexter Yarbrough Talks Website

Thank You

Thank you for checking me, Dexter Yarbrough, out on Hubpages and elsewhere. I hope that my little space can help someone else. There are so many great writers that I have learned much from. Hubpages is a great online community. If you are new here you can always join!

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kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Nice mate!

I have been here 2 years and hubbers like you get me excited again, remind me why I log on everyday. It's opportunities are endless, the Team is cool, awesome community and the good ones outweigh the bad hubbers for sure. Im sold

instafan so welcome and if you ever need anything just email me for real

peace

out


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thank you so much Kimberlyslyrics! I will be in touch!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

As a relatively new hubber myself, I am still learning to understand the concept of a blogging community and so for me it's great to read your Hubpages story so far. Thanks for sharing!

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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Cloverleaf. I really enjoy my time on Hubpages! Thanks so much for reading!


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Ashantina 5 years ago

Hubpages is so addictive!! If theres is such a link as Hubbers Anonymous aka hubberholic or hyperhubber syndrome sign me up!!! The side effects being all the above that you mentioned and as well as being a v necessary outlet for ones expression and creativity. Anyway Im really loving your hubs Dexter, so do keep em comin :)


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Dexter,great hub, the things i like the most about Hubpages is making new friends and reading hubs of my followers and learning new things i did not know before.

Hubpages is a awesome community of friendly and awesome people !


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Ashantina! I always appreciate your kind comments. And please know that I am reading and learning much from you.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Kashmir56! Hubpages is a great community - certainly, in part, thanks to you!


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Your pieces are original and enjoyable.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Congratulations on your success Dexter!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Dexter I love all your hubs, what a great community hub pages is! getting my first comment on my first hub was awesome! and it was you!! The biggest surprise to me is how much I am learning reading hubs and how much I am learning on how to write!! voted up


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Movie Master! Thanks you so much. That first hub you wrote was fantastic. I used your information to restore some older pictures. I am learning so much myself on hubpages - from people like you!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Breakfastpop! I strive to be as successful as you. YOUR hubs are really great!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Will! It is because of people like you (and your support) that I may see some margin of success. When I learn to write a piece like 'The Upside-down Wedding Cake,' I'll know that I am entering into the company of what I believe are great writers.


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ahostagesituation 5 years ago

I was thinking about hubpages and a year of writing here. It's been cool, strange to write in public, but I'm back mostly to writing privately. I think it's an awesome community, and I love the enrichment of personal experience in the articles written. So, you won't just read a travel article about Paris, for instance. You'll read someone's actual experience, the cafes that liked, and what they did. I think it's a great writing community and the founder and his wife are great people. Glad you like it here, and happy writing!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

Dexter this is great information about yourself.

I really enjoyed reading about your love for photography. I have to check out your other sites.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Ahostagesituation! After only two months, I feel very welcome and comfortable writing. The support has been tremendous and there are so many talented people on Hubpages! It is an awesome community!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi N.E.! Thanks for checking it out. I really enjoy writing on Hubpages but I what I enjoy most is the support from people like YOU! Thank you!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

LOL. Again, you are a great writer. What am I suppose to do? Not read? LOL.

Take Care,

N.E.


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ClickrNet 5 years ago from Bergen County, NJ

Love this hub. Please keep hubbin!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, ClicrNet! I will keep hubbin along!


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Sharon Douglas 5 years ago from GA, United States

Hello Dexter

Well put indeed!

I love the way you tell it all in one hub of your Hubpages experiences, the lovely articles you've written etc..

If I wasn't a hubber at Hubpages you would have peek my curiosity to join :D

Keep up the good work!

God Bless!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

It is because of great people like you all that I enjoy it here so much! Thanks so much for the kind words!


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Fuller-Life 5 years ago from Washington, DC

This is really a great hub. I have enjoyed reading it and it just feels great to be a part of this wonderful community. I think I am here to stay.Thanks


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Fuller-life, I am glad you are here as well. I enjoy reading and learning from your hubs. Thank you!


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Maralexa 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Excellent hub. And an excellent collection of interests. Thanks for sharing your experiences.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Maralexa! Thank you so much for stopping by and your nice comments!


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Dexter, I am going to make every effort to become more acquainted w/your work on Hub Pages and elsewhere. What I find most compelling is the way in which you speak to your readers. It is as if we are having a conversation...so absolutely honest and unpretentious. I am also very much in awe of your beautiful photography and will fine the time to read your steps to taking better photographs...as I love to dabble in photography. So many different subject/topics you are interested in. In anticipation of a great time perusing Dexter's world.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lucky Cats! You have really made my day with your kind and generous comments. I love people and socializing, whether online or in person.

As such, I try and tailor my writing in such away for us to converse rather than me preaching or "talking" at some one! lol

Thank you so much for checking out my hubs! I do have a wide variety, but I hope you will check out my "Amazing Trip" and "The Morning Conversations..."

Please know that I have been reading your hubs as well. They are so well-written, my meager comments would do them no justice. But I will start!!

Thanks again, Lucky Cats! I really do appreciate your generous remarks.


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jslim28 5 years ago from K.L., Malaysia.

Great effort, keep it up!


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Jslim! I appreciate you reading and commenting!


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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, Dexter,

This post is of very special interest to me, largely because when I first joined HubPages, you were one of the first to sign on to follow my hubs. And ever since then, you have been one of my biggest supporters and, in addition to that, you are my very best friend on the network. I am really looking forward to meeting you in person some day.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Feenix! The feeling is indeed mutual. I have never been to New York and it would be great to come and visit you. Just let me know when it is convenient and I will make a trip! Thanks for being a great friend and supporter!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I feel so guilty. I missed this one! I love it. I never knew you had so much going on outside HP. I did visit one of your photography sites. I will visit some others.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Cardisa! No problem. You have so much going on yourself! Thanks for checking my webstuff out!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Great Hub - I hope you still follow your passion for photography. You are very good at it. (I notice from the ones you have taken) The Obama photos on your Hub are so lovely. I have never seen them before.

Thanks.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Lady E! Your support and kindness mean the world to me. Thank you! And yes, me and my cameras are tethered together!


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wanzulfikri 5 years ago from Malaysia

You're one cool fella , Dexter. Thanks for all the inspirational quotes


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States Author

Hi Wanzulfikri! Thank you so much for the kind words!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hello Dexter on Hubpages!:)


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Sunshine! Thanks for pimping me!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Dexter,

This is a great compilation of your successes here at Hubpages! Here's to many more!

Thomas


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Thoughtsandwiches! Thank you so very much! I appreciate your generous comment!


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Hi Dexter. You have been one of my faithful followers. You have a wide range of interests and I have not been aware of them all. Keep it up.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States Author

Hi Dahoglund! Thank you. I find your hubs interesting and very unique. I always check to see what's new that I can learn from you!

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