Hubbers Who Inspired and Guided Me The First Year

Shailini
Shailini

A Guiding Hand

After sifting through multiple websites I came across HUBPAGES a year ago. I had written articles on Associated Content and Helium however I somehow wasn't getting a warm fuzzy feeling and I wanted to be in a place where others were aspiring to become writers, they were writing just for fun, or they were already published. When I published my first article I was as frightened as a newborn kitten being taken from her mom, I don't know a single soul but I persevered and I kept writing. One of the very first articles I came across was "Shailini's" , as I aspired to write like her , the flow was elegant and I had noticed she was quite involved. "Misha" was the second inspiration as although he didn't seem to publish to much he had many fans and I was trying to grasp his concept of how he did this. Shalini gave me positive reassurance that I could do it, and GJCODY became my very first fan. I have now been here a year and I am inspired to continue writing due to all of the dedication I have from every fan, in my fan base, We all realize it is hard to read each others articles, but we all stop in and say hello. One year later I feel like I am a part of the community and have a wonderful group of friends. Regardless if we have our difference of opinions or beliefs we are all a community, we are all a part of a wonderful site that we all know as HubPages.

Misha
Misha
GJCODY
GJCODY

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Netters 8 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

Such a nice article. I feel the same way here. That was very nice.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Hi Netters, I answered DingDong's request on hubber requests , it does give a warm and fuzzy feeling, :)


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Storytellersrus 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Thanks for sharing your experience, AE. I hope to be here a year, too!


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Very nice hub!! Yes Hubpages is a great community!


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Lgali 8 years ago

nice hub


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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Lovely sentiments, I already feel the same about many of my fellow hubbers who encouraged me from day one :)


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dingdong 8 years ago from South India

Hi, Very nice. I'm glad as I made the request.

Thank you. Thumbs up!

- Dingdong


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Storyteller. You will be as you are a wonderful writer and thanks for critiquing me.:)

Mistyhorizon, I am so glad you feel the same way.:)

Lgali, Thank you for the comment and I am glad you stopped by.

DingDong, I am glad that you made the request and I was happy to write it.:)


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Hey AEvans, it's nice to have you around :)

Congrats on your first year, may you have many mre of them ahead :)

I feel honored being mentioned here, thank you - and I am dying to learn your real name, as a sign of appreciation :P


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Hey Misha,

My real name is Julianna Annette so I abbreviate the middle and the last name is Evans. I was going to use the J, but it sounded to masculine originally.:) Thanks for the congrats!! I am honored to know you.:)


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Do you prefer I call you Julianna or Annette? I can probably master both if you prefer, too :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Julianna is fine :) My dad chose Annette as he was in love with Annette Funicello so whichever you prefer is fine with me.:)


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

OK Julianna, I feel much more comfortable calling you by the name, thank you ;)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Your welcome !!:)


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EpicTreeHouse 8 years ago

36 hubs seems so far away. Although, I have about 3 or 4 ready to publish right now. They need another proof reading or two though!

Hopefully by next June, I'll be pulling in $1000 a month. Does anyone else have earnings goals?


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Funny I felt the same way but I haev achieved 36, it is amazing but some on hubs pages have double my pages and the haven't even been hear half the time. I think that is an awesome accomplishment. Stay Focused and you will get there anyone one of us will be have to proffread as we are all friends :)


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Miss G 8 years ago

Nice hub! I love hubpages already and it's only been 5 days!lol

Everyone is soo nice. Ive already met some real genuwine people,.. like you... and can tell I will be be meeting more. & it's obvious most of us here really love to be apart of this community, I'm very happy I joined!


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I am happy you joined too!!! You will really enjoy it here:)


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eswar 8 years ago from India

That's a wonderful gratitude shown. Since you started i take this opportunity to show my inspirators in hubpages,

Lissie: She is almost a mentor to me, an expert of talking about anything with valuable information, useful and in a simple way, i follow her where ever she goes,:-)

Kenny Wordsmith: I love this man's writting, since he stands as he describes himself in his profile with a lovely smooth flow.

gjcody:very good at her work, with so much precision, the style i like very much.

Misha:The man with less quantity but with best quality.Thankyou Misha.

Thankyou Julianna, for giving me a chance to thank those who inspired me, LOL


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

Great hub Lovely sentiments, nicely expressed. I must say I feel the same way you do about hubbers and hub pages.


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eswar 8 years ago from India

By the way, what's your real name Misha?


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

eswar, You are welcome!!

sixtyorso, I am glad that you feel the same way and I was happy to write this article. :0


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cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

AEvans, good to see other hubbers like Misha, Shalini inspired you, keep hubbing great. Cheers :)


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thanks cgull8M !!! :)


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gjcody 8 years ago

AEvans... thank you so much for the mention. I know how I felt when I came into hubpages. I felt like everyone knew each other and there I was wondering if I would be accepted or if I even needed to be accepted. It is sort of like coming into a party and wondering if the zipper of your dress is hanging loose.

But with persistance ..I went forward... afraid of mistakes. But now I realize that people like you are what makes up the community.

Some stop by once and never come by again ..and then there are those that realize that just a kind word is all we are looking for to push us forward... you know to gain the confidence to be a great hubber that you have become.

"Keep on keeping on!!!" ..as they say. You've got what it takes to be right up there in the 100 mark! My best to your success.


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Mighty Mom 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

What a lovely commemoration of your 1 year anniversary on HubPages. Isn't it amazing how quickly we are accepted into this warm and welcoming place? And think of everything you've learned and passed on to newcomer hubbers.

I think your name is lovely -- both Julianna and Annette. But (and this is just me) I tend to always address fellow hubbers by their Hub Name. Hope that's, aok, w/you, AEvans!


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Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

congratulations on your first hub-year birthday. many happy returns.


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

GJCody, Thank you for stopping by and commenting and thank you for saying I can do it. If I stay at 96 or hit a 100 this I do know I value the fans and if I can't stop by everyday, I certainly do try to make my rounds. I have also found that when I have believed that I have joined someone's fan club and I am not there I do become a fan, as it is important to spread the hublove back. See you soon.:)

MightyMom, Yes you can call me AEvans that is fine and thanks for stopping by and congratulating me.:)

Benson, Thank you as I am looking forward to more.:)


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xtraTiny 8 years ago

I feel nice after reading your hub and all the comments. All these inspired me much. Thanks Juliana for writing such a HP. Thanks...


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

xtraTiny, I am glad that this article inspired you as some hubbers can be a little hurtful, however you will find the ones that fit you and they will also find you. You are so welcome and again Welcome to HubPages , just keep on writing !!!:)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I had to smile as I read this hub. :) I remember the very first time I was in HubPages and felt so "alone" too. But somehow someone just reaches out to you and it does make all the difference in the world. Way to go AEvans :) Keep on...


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Lgali 8 years ago

good hubbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb


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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ripplemaker, It was frightening however I am so glad I did it and I hope others will be inspired by it!!! At least I know I am not alone as you felt it too. :)

Lgali, Thanks!!:)


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sukkran 7 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

hi, aevans, i remember that you are my fist visitor to say hello. from there onwards i follow you, admire you. yes evans, you did it.

sukkran


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sukkran: Thank you and you did it as well, keep those articles coming and thanks for admiring me. :)


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jerryjackson 7 years ago

Iwas more scared than that because my first (blutts- the heartbreak remedy and yoy)was really my first work on line. i tried dealing with what to write, chosing a topic and dealing with people's reaction, but i am glad that i am here now and i enjoy every bit of it. thanks for being my first fan and thanks for being a friend too.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jerry: I was afraid to however now that the knots are gone , keep on writing and I am happy to be not only a first fan, but a friend.:)

FYI: I also enjopy your writing and so will so many others. :)


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Abhishek87 7 years ago from India

Another great hub, hoping to have as good a year as yours :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Abhishek87: You will read the articles and get involved with the community you are already on your way to having a good year and never give up.:)


badcompany99 7 years ago

Amazing watching the rise of the great Julianna, nicely done AE !


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

badcompany99: Thank you again funny that this one always comes up out of the embers on occassion. :)


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Great Hub AEvans. I can relate to this as Im taking my first steps too. Probably 1 year down the line I might also write a similar hub thanking people like you for the encouragment you guys are providing. Keep up the good work


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

jayb23: You can do it!!! All of us stop in from time to time to check on everyone, I am glad that you are here and never get frustrated strive and you will succeed. :) You are welcome to write one , 1 year down the road it doesn't bother me in the least bit. :)Good Luck and I wish you all of the best!!


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Adrianna's Pages 7 years ago

AEvans:I clicked on to your profile because I read that you are a nurse. I too am a nurse. and was curious as to what a fellow nurse might write about. I love my career in the helping field, however I have always had a creative side that has never been satisfied. I began writing seriously about 6 years ago. I happened on to HP quite by accident, while looking for blogskins to create a blog of my own. I am enjoying reading various hubs ...including this one. It's nice to say thanks. Perhaps in the coming months I will be able to say thanks, as well. Be well. Adrianna


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Adrianna: I hope that you enjoy HubPages and will be happy to support you on HP , from one nurse to another I am glad you are here. I am ER. :)


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

There really are many inspiring people here, and you have been one of mine! Thanks!


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

The community here is really great. I love it here.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

k@ri: Thank you from one nurse to another. :)

Tom: You are such a nut and we are glad that you love it here we adore you too!!:))


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Philipo 7 years ago from Nigeria

It is good to be appreciative.

http://hubpages.com/business/philipo


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Philipo: It certainly is and thank you for commenting on this hub.:)


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Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

very interesting reading of your hub including and your comments on this hub.

good work Julianna.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Kmadhav: Wow this is an old hub and I had to dig through the archives, however thank you so much for the kind words. :)


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Don Simkovich 7 years ago from Pasadena, CA

Whatever our reasons for writing, one certainly can't help but enjoy the sense of community that develops. I've had some deep pressures the past few months and I missed having the chance to sit down and write. Back to it, again.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Don: I couldn't agree with you more and I am glad you are back.:)


Babaji M P 7 years ago

Hi Aevans. This is a wonderful article. Even i have joined Associatedcontents but yet to publish an article. I have written in ehow and feel its a good place coz of the support from fellow members. I hope hubpages will be the same :)


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Babaji: You will definitely enjoy HP there are so many great hubbers on here and it really does becoming addicting!! Happy hubbing!!! :)


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itech 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

Misha & shalini are also my best but dont know the Gjcody.

The image of Misha is quite good, I think u can update this hub if you have found some more inspiring hubbers like the Mark knowles etc..


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

itech: These were the people that inspired me and guided me so these were the exact ones and on this hub there isn't any need to update, I have been here almost three years now. :)


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itech 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

Ok I was thinking you had forgotten this hub in such a long journey as this is written a year back, So I tried to put an update as a comment.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

itech: Hi, This is a hub for reflection I do look back on occassion and remind myself of how far I have came. Next year 2010 will be three years but thank you so much for pulling it out of the ashes for a little while. :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I was inspired by quite a few of these people too, and I learned a lot of technical stuff from them! Cheers for mentioning them! I enjoy your hubs! Enjoy the New Year! : )


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cheeky Girl: Boy this one is old, lololo thank you for resurrecting Happy New Year! :)


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Tenerife Islander 6 years ago from Tenerife

Great hub, AEvans! I have found my fellow hubbers very helpful too!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Tenerife Islander: They certainly were and they still are, I am glad that you and I agreed. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

AEvans, Wonderful hub! I have found The Hubpages to be a diverse delightful place! Thank you for sharing, In His love & Blessings!


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DeBorrah: It is a wonderful place and thank you for reading! :)


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bushraismail 5 years ago from ASIA

hey thats great...i felt the same way and still i do..he he hee


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nanospeck 5 years ago

Hey AEvans, the display pic of Shalini is of a South Indian actress named 'Sindhu Menon'. Just to let u know if you don't.


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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

I didn't know that but thank you anyway that o.k. anyway. :)


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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

AEvans

Hi,

A simple and inspiring hub. We must learn from each others experiences to improve ourselves. Thanks.


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Johnjfernando 4 years ago

What a coincidence! I too was inspired by Shalini to write for hubpages. I always wanted to write and see people read my work because of my passion to write fiction and hopefully write a novel one day. Its actually wonderful and I was reading Shalini's 'How to make money off photography' and really took off and started my own page. Maybe I should make a list of people that have inspired me to be involved with this great community of writers on a hub article of my own.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Nice tribute to friendship and support and those who give it!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

AudreyHowitt: I do go back and read this one every now and then. Its a reminder of how far I have came and those who guided me in the first year. :0

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