Hubbers who Help Me

Ever since I came to this place I’ve been more of a reader than a writer. The talent and ability of the wordsmith, the craftsman-like skill that is so evident here both uplifts and encourages me. It’s not only knowledge and skill though. The people mentioned here are also generous with their time and knowledge. Though this list is not extensive I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to these folks for what they do for me and for other aspiring writers.

James A. Watkins

From the number of comments he gets to each of his Hubs James must be the most loved and admired writer on HubPages. He has a large number of loyal fans and I am one of them. He is a prolific writer; I have suggested to him that he must have been given more hours in the day than the rest of us. It’s not the quantity; the quality of his writing is so good and so well researched that his historical Hubs are a resource in themselves. When he writes about Religion and Politics I find I disagree with almost everything he says, however he causes me to think about why I disagree. James also writes in an easy-to-read style that I have done my best to emulate. You inspire and inform me James, I thank you

Mark Knowles

Mark is one of the most knowledgeable writers I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I have a folder on my computer named “Helpful Hub Hints” mark has an inordinate amount of writing in there. I have never been tempted to buy a book about making money on the internet since reading Mark’s work. He not only has a wealth of knowledge but he is incredibly generous with his online time and information. He has shown himself more than willing to be helpful to anyone who asks. Without knowing it he has been my Mentor and Guru in my new found and fledgling writing career. It is impossible to mention Mark Knowles without also mentioning that his laconic wit and irrepressible baiting of Christians has had him kicked off the forums more times than I’ve kicked the cat out of bed.


I first met Josh in my early days here. I had a problem with broken links on my Hub so I posted in the “help” forum. He answered and the problem was solved. I became his fan after reading some of his Hubs and I’ve been an avid reader ever since. Another writer who has a large amount of his work in my “Helpful Hub Hints” folder. That folder has more information from Sunforged alone than I would get in any of these pay me scams the internet is full of. He wrote a Hub on backlinks so I followed him onto Redgage, Shetoldme and Snipsly. All of my Hubs now have some of their traffic from all three of those sites.


You may notice that Misha does not have a large number of Hubs. They are worth studying though because they are examples of how to monetize an article. A careful study of the layout and the content will show that here is someone who knows how to put words, images and placement to maximum effect. Misha is one of those rare individuals who teaches, not by words but by example. That requires a little thought on the part of the reader who wishes to learn this craft but the rewards of studying Misha’s work far exceeds the effort.

Neil Ashworth

Ever see those advertisements “How to make money online” and “The turnkey system to get rich today”? Read Neil’s Hubs. Neil not only does brilliant exposes on online and MLM scams he also will show you how to make money for real and it’s all free. This is the beauty of Hubpages and why we all need people like Neil. A brilliant internet marketer he has so much to teach and to share that I can’t take it all in on one sitting. He is a resource that I go back to regularly. At this time I’m just here to write and enjoy writing but if ever the wolf comes to the door I know that I can count on Neil to give me answers and point me in the right direction.


Princessa’s Hubs are well worth the read. She is having an interesting life going by her writing and she is able to articulate her observations and experiences with a remarkable fluency. As well as being enjoyable and required reading for amateurs like me who are trying to improve style and content, it is important to mention the other aspect of Princessa, the weekly Hubmob. Princessa is another example, and she is on the forefront of those people, who generously give their time and talents to improve the overall quality of Hubpages. Her work in the Hubmob not only gives us all the opportunity to showcase our talents it also helps to raise the level of Hubpages in the search engines and in the reputation of the writing industry.


Sufidreamer is a writer. I know we all are on Hubpages, that’s why we are here but Sufidreamer is something else, he is a highly proficient, knowledgable and talented individual that I hope to emulate. Take a note of his “Home Improvement” hubs. These are obviously commercial written for monetary gain and yet they are also informative and provide a great deal of useful information to the homeowner and builder aside from their commercial aspect. Then take a look at his Philosophical Hubs and you can get a glimpse of the depth of the man himself. Here’s a hint for aspiring authors; His Hubs are his portfolio.


Shadesbreath has been on Hubpages for over two years and of this writing has a personal Hub score of 100. Richly deserved, his Hubs range from the humorous to the highly informative to the everyday useful like finding a good mechanic. This is a highly creative writer with a wide range of subject matter that comes alive to the reader.

There’s something else about Shadesbreath; I never looked for fans or approval from the writing community at Hubpages, I’m in the fortunate position of having a well paid, though demanding, job. This is my new found hobby and I just plod along writing what I enjoy writing about and learning from these good folks. Shadesbreath came across my Hubs by accident and then promoted me on Hubpages. I was totally overwhelmed by his generosity and acclaim. Overnight my fans doubled and the views to my articles went through the roof. I owe Shadesbreath a debt I could never repay. For the first time in my life, and I’m an old fart whose done a lot of things, I feel “Discovered

This is not the end of my list, just the end for now. There are many others that I’m grateful for and I will write about them also. The Hubbers who Help me I may never meet in this lifetime but I will always be thankful and any success I may achieve with this gig will never be mine alone. It will also be the result of the encouragement, talents and wisdom of these amazing people.

But the money will still be mine.

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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Nice tribute to these writers and all deserving.

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blackreign2012 6 years ago

Its nice to see a tribute to great writing.. These people will be pleased you did that ~hugs~

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

A great tribute to some great Hubbers! What a lovely gesture. Thanks so much.

Love and peace


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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Lovelypaper; Thank you for being the first to read and comment on this Hub. It's a departure for me because this is the first Hub I've written that is Hubpages orientated. I'm glad you liked it.

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

blackreign: Hi and thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I don't know if they know I've written it, they may never see it but I felt I had to show my gratitude. (Hugs) back atcha :)

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

tonymac; Thank you for reading and commenting. The list is not complete, I don't suppose it ever will be but these guys certainly stand high in my estimation.

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robie2 6 years ago from Central New Jersey

Ahhhhh you picked so many of my favorites and a couple who had slipped under my radar-- thanks for bringing them to my attention and for a wonderful read.... good stuff and a big thumbs up from this hubber:-)

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Hello robie2; Thank you for the thumbs up and thank you for your comments. Best Wishes..........ianto

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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

What a nice generous hub-well done:)

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Hello itakins; Thank you. I am also one of your followers and have been for some time. The list is by no means complete.

Best Wishes..........Ianto

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Princessa 6 years ago from France

I feel honoured to be mentioned here. Thank you very much for your appreciation. The best reward to my efforts is to know that I am being useful and helpful to fellow hubbers.


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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

You honor me Princessa. What you do is very much appreciated.

Very Best Wishes.

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you very much for including me on this page. I am quite honored that you have done so. In fact, you have made my day! :)

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

James it is my honor. Saying thank you is small enough reward for the efforts you produce. may you continue from strength to strength.

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I will have to go return to soak in the hubs from these generous hubbers you have mentioned so we can all be successful together. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Hello elayne; Thank you for reading. I'm sure you'll find a lot to interest you in the work of these very talented people. As time goes by I keep thinking of those not included who ought to be. Watch out for updates. :)

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M Selvey, MSc 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi ianto,

What a lovely tribute to those who have helped you along the way.

Look forward to reading more of you!

Best wishes,


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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Hello Margit; These days when we here so much about the mean spirited I'm happy to be able to bring attention to the generous and talented good guys.

Thank you for your comments, Best Wishes.......Ianto

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Great Hub and a great tribute to some really great Hubbers here too! Cheers!

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Cheers right back at ya cheeky girl. Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm looking forward to reading more of your Hubs as well. ;)

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Neil Ashworth 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you for including me alongside such a great gathering of minds... Neil.

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Sufidreamer 6 years ago from Sparti, Greece

Thanks, Ianto - really glad that I followed Neil in here. Absolutely dumbfounded to included amongst such an illustrious list.

There is a shrine to Artemis in Sparta, so I will ask her to send you a few blessings!

Enjoy the World Cup!

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Neil; you are most welcome and you belong with such lists. I thank you for all the helpful information.

Best Wishes............ianto

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iantoPF 6 years ago from Sunny California Author

Sufidreamer; Thank you for reading I'm honored to be able to share the valuable experience you bring to amateurs like me.

I would appreciate the blessings of Artemis, though isn't she the one who, if you have lustful thoughts about her, she turns you into a Stag and shoots you full of arrows?

As for the World Cup, as a proud Welshman I have to say I only support two teams. Wales and whoever is playing against England. :)

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Neil Ashworth 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Great comment iantoPF! Now an England fan might take that to heart if he didn't understand the Welsh humour!! Here's to a great World Cup and more great hubs from yourself and others..

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