HubPages Success Stories #3 - billybuc: Writer of Excellence

Inspiring other hubbers

Not minding all the comments and accolade that he's receiving right now, I personally overlooked a man who stands out among us here at HubPages.

Whether or not you like him, he's shining aura will overwhelm you and inspire you to be like him.

I'm talking about billybuc aka Bill Holland in real life.

Voted in Hubbie Awards 2012 as Most Helpful Hubber and Most Beautiful Hub, those awards are testimonies that I'm on the right track to spread the words among the old hubbers who are already successful and the newbies who are also dreaming to be noticed one day.

Aside from being an all-around hubber, he's also on his way to publish a second novel.


billybuc on HubPages

Profile of Sir Bill Holland aka billybuc (Photo Source: HubPages via Screenshot)
Profile of Sir Bill Holland aka billybuc (Photo Source: HubPages via Screenshot)

A multi-tasking fellow

I'm sure it's not new to you to be a multi-tasker or be jack-of-all-trades, master of none.

But I want to oppose the notion that he is not a master of his activities. From hubbing, writing articles on other businesses and self-publishing his own written book, I am in awe (mouth-opened) with the activeness of this senior writer on HubPages.

Yes, fellow hubbers! We are being left on our own trash bin as we are not takings seriously this online writing community.

Imagine all netizens having the most helpful neighbor in their community, just e-mail Sir Bill and he will answer you in a jiffy.

Whenever there is a new hubber publishing his or her hub, expect an encouraging message coming from him (also worthy of mention is his friend carol7777). Indeed, an all-around hubber.

The humbleness of his character exudes in all corners of the Hub World. He will not deny you his knowledge, instead he will willingly impart what he'd gained from other equally helpful hubbers that helped him to succeed.

Really, the distance among us, hubbers, is not a hindrance once you hollered for help from this gentleman.

billybuc's Perspective in Life

"To strive, to seek, to find...and not to yield."

And why, you ask, does that quote mean so much to me? I guess I would say because it says never give up. There are things in life worth going the distance for and if you are lucky enough to find that special thing, special someone, then you damn well better give it every ounce of effort. Life was not meant to be a spectator sport.

In the Spotlight

billybuc: A Personal Experience

His comments on my hubs are always in a prime mood.

Although, others may also equal his enthusiasm in order to inspire me and other fellow hubbers, his comments will always leave a smile on your face as positivism is apparently his cup of tea.

Take for instance, these comments, just recently

  1. On my hub regarding why people believe in luck: "Interesting thoughts! I've never believed in luck; I'm a believer in making things happen through hard work." :)
  2. Regarding my DIY projects this year: "Well good luck with those projects. All of mine need to be done outdoors, so I'm just waiting patiently for spring weather." :)

As busy as I am, he always sees to it that my feature hubs on my profile are scanned and commented by him.

He writes lengthy articles but once you read each hub, you'll get hooked from the beginning to end.

Almost all his hubs are garnering massive comments, from tens into hundreds, which I lack in all of my hubs.

Therefore, I'm hoping that this simple 'cry of triumph' will reverberate in all the nooks and crannies of HubPages.

I'm sure there will be a cult following with this Elite-to-be in the future as he recently launched his Writing Contest and his first book as the coveted prize (I hope to get one even I don't win.).

His advocacy lines up with Simple Living and keen interest on Social Issues, Faith and Housing Solutions for the homeless.

His support system is overwhelming as he steadily increases his followers of thousands in less than a year!

He strives...he seeks...he finds...but never yield.

Sir Bill Holland humbly shares his expertise on everything. He rose up from hopelessness and composed himself to be a catalyst of change on the way we write on HubPages.

And I'm affected by it, positively.

Be inspired, seek knowledge and share your ideas on HubPages.

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rosika 3 years ago

I am a big fan of billybuc too....his hard work can be seen through his success....thank you for this positive hub!


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@rosika: You bet, I'm a fan , too. He really lives up to his motto. Every article he wrote reflects his inner self. He's a keen observer of every thing in his plight.


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earthbound1974 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

billybuc is worthy of so many accolades these days. It's his year to shine! Thanks for sharing his HubPages' commendable hubtivities.:)


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@earthbound1974: Thanks to you for recognizing his effort to inspire others through his creative way of writing.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am so sorry, my friend, that it took me so long to see this hub. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. What a lovely surprise on this bleak day in February. You have made an old man smile and I am touched by your kindness.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@billybuc: You're welcome, Sir Bill. At least, I made someone happy with this simple tribute that pertains to the genuine work of a man who epitomizes the goals of HubPages.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I knew in the first few days of joining HubPages that he was a pulse in the community. Whenever I browsed articles, his comments were there. It didn't take long for me to "bump into" him so much that he seemed familiar, and once I started reading his hubs, I was hooked. When I see a new article by him, I grab my cup of coffee, and sit down to take my time reading it.

Travel Man, this is a great hub about an incredible man.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Wow! Thank you all for the kind words. I am touched!


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Billy is one of my favorite writers in the hubpages community. I have been following him for quite sometime. I always learn something useful from his articles as well as from the videos.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Kathryn Stratford: Thank you for noticing his achievements. He's meant to be one of the HP Elite. His dedication on HP surpasses the rest of other hubbers who didn't take it seriously, just like me, who only had time writing whenever my time permits.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@billybuc: Thanks, Sir Bill for gracing this hub again. Ms. Kathryn's message only proves that you exudes an aura that is synonymous with inspiration. It always shows on your hubs. You're a great help to us who have been touched by your kind and humble gestures.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@lovedoctor926: Thank you for attesting the popularity of Sir Bill. His philosophy in life is not to be just an spectator, instead be a doer. Don't believe in luck, just do the task and succeed.


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dwachira 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi travel_man1971,

I have known Bill since i joined Hubpages and he is a gifted writer and a friend. Voted up.


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A wonderful tribute and well deserved. Billy is everything you've written here and so much more, long may he continue to encourage and inspire us here on Hub Pages.

Nice work.

Jo


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@dwachira: Thanks for recognizing his achievements. You said it right. When you're with him, you'll be comfortable and be inspired to duplicate his feat.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Bill is truly a wonderful person and an excellent writer. He is one of the first to comment on hubs and always offers some type of inspiration. He is a strong man who has overcome much in his life and offers his experience in hopes to help others. He has the friendship and respect of many people here, including myself.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@tobusiness: Thank you for dropping by. You cannot simply cannot ignore him. His hubs are full of information and life's lessons that you wish you're with him sharing such successes (and failures, too).

He's really a doer, not just an spectator in life.


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@sgbrown: Hi,Ma'am Shielah! I always read the comments of Sir Bill on every hub that I follow. You're right. FRIENDSHIP and RESPECT are synonymous with the hubber named billybuc. :)


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justateacher 3 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Bill is awesome...it is as simple as that...


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travel_man1971 3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@justateacher: That's the right adjective: AWESOME! Sir Bill fits in with that positive word.

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