Hubpages: I Just Wanted To Say A big Thank You!

I have been a writer since I was ten years old. I am not saying I was a good writer, I suspect that my first sojourn into the world of writing was a bit, well, basic to say the least. But I can remember one of my first stories, it was about a wall with a secret tunnel leading into another dimension. I was really proud of that, but of course somewhere in the annals of time it seems to have disappeared. But in my mind it is as clear as day. As I grew older, I scribbled madly on bits of paper, scattering them all over the house until my mother said 'For goodness sake, put them in a folder or something, you never know, one day you might be a great writer and be on the front cover of magazines, don't treat them like doodles, treat them with respect and you never know where they might lead'. Well I haven't got to that stage just yet! but I have managed a few published stories over the years in a couple of magazines and I jumped through the roof when I got my first bit of poetry published in an anthology of poems a few years ago, I jumped to such an extent I ended up banging on my friends front door at all hours of the day, and before they could ask me what I wanted, I leaped in, head first and yelled, I GOT PUBLISHED! Of course their reaction was one of, Oh, well done. Along with a look as if to say 'What the hell am I supposed to say to that? I know nothing about writing, and it doesn't really interest me'! But they politely smiled and said congratulations, and off I went with a smile as wide as a butchers dog, with the wagging tail to match.

And I think that is the point. Being a writer is one of those things that, if you got the feeling, it's a feeling that only you have got! lol. Let me explain. or at least try to. So many people these days think about money. That's it. Anyway you can, you earn the pounds or the dollars to either live comfortably or make yourself rich and famous. But sometimes doing something is not about the money, or the fame. It is about personal achievement. Even if you are living off a tin of beans and a packet of stale biscuits, you can still get that sense of wonderment when something happens to you. And that is where writing comes in.

A sense of Wonderment

Those little magic moments when you suddenly realise that the words that you have written on a page, or in this case, Hubpage, actually, do get noticed by people who you wouldn't think would read your work. We have all sat here writing away, telling our stories about life in general or a particular subject that is fascinating. Whether it be about something in History, or a new book on the market, or even Presidents and Kings, we never really think about  the other people who are out there. Oh, of course we think of our followers on here. They are, as far as I am concerned, the most important critics, and I love getting comments so I can eagerly go and write a comment back, and of course go and read their interesting and more than often fascinating hubs knowing nothing about the subject, but coming away with a smug expression, aware that I am going to impress someone with my newly learned knowledge!

But sometimes, just sometimes, something amazing happens. You suddenly realise that the Hub that you have written, with the words that come out of your mind and go through your fingers to hit the keys of the computer, reach the person you have written about. Or you have managed to get your Hub published on a well known celebrities site, or a popular magazine. And that is my point. It is not about the money, as there is none at all involved. It is the fact that someone who works for or is indeed themselves top of their profession has noticed you. This has happened to me recently. First of all I have submitted a couple off Articles to Derren Brown, who is famous in Britain as a magician and illusionist on TV, and I was delighted to find that they accepted it, and also I have been lucky enough to have a couple on Fortean Times magazine online too. The feeling that you get when you know that you are 'getting there' is fantastic.

But my delight knew no bounds when earlier today I opened my Windows Mail and found an e-mail from Matthew Manning! Matthew is probably one of the most famous and genuine Psychic Healers alive today, he has been on numerous TV shows and more importantly has healed so many people with his gift. He is a genuine nice guy. I first read his book back in the seventies and have occasionally wondered what he is doing now, and where has his life has lead him. My curiosity suddenly got me, well, curious!, and I decided to write a Hub about him. And to my delight I recieved an e-mail from him saying how much he appreciated it, and made a funny joke about one of the pictures!

So Thank you Hubpages!

My grin was so wide you could have parked a bike in it! lol I was chuffed to say the least. The hub that I had written, about a guy who has intrigued me for years, had written to little me! Wow! And that is my point. If I hadn't discovered Hubpages, this would not have happened. I know there are loads of sites out there for writers, I checked loads before joining Hubpages. But they were just wrong for me. When I got here my first thought was, and still is in fact, 'This is the one'. Why? Because of the Hubpage Community, because of the layout of the page, and of course because of the amount you can write. It doesn't have to be a piddly little couple of paragraphs like some sites, and we have got the capsules, and well, just about everything.

So There you have it. I can write. I may not be famous, I may not be rich, but because of you, Hubpages, I can tell my stories, learn a bit of everything, meet fantastic people, and last but not least, get wonderful moments of the magical kind.

So THANK YOU HUBPAGES! YEAHHHHHH!

If you like mysteries, psychic phenomena, true stories, or just a good laugh, please feel free to click on my Profile page, the link is below, it would be great to see you.

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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

this is a great site isn't it, thanks for all your wonderful hubs.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Putz, thanks for reading it, and being so fast to get here! lol, I just couldn't help it, I needed to tell everyone! ha ha cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, saleheensblog, thanks for commenting, and hubpage certainly does rock! lol cheers nell


"Quill" 6 years ago

OK Nell you have a mission... write this out 100 times clearly and without mistake.

I Nell Rose am a very successful writer, loved by all who read her work.

Hugs and Blessings and great success dear friend.


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Gypsy48 6 years ago

Well done Nell, wishing you many more successes.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

That IS great, to hear from someone you wrote about! You'll have something to celebrate at the pub tonight, huh?!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Quill, 100 times? can't I just do it maybe twice or.. ha ha thank you so much, it was just such a nice suprise that I just had to write about it, I will try and remember what you said, I promise, and thank you as always, there are so many writers on here that are fantastic so i thought it wouldn't matter if I just told it like it happened today, thanks as always nell


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

Wel, This is something nice to hear from another hubber. I am even excited on your behalf.

For me it is not that surprising. Though I know you only for a short time, I think your writing is very good, fascinating and keeps me bound from the first letter to the last dot.

Congrats on this achievement.

I agree, HubPages is the best place in cyber.


SilverGenes 6 years ago

YES! HubPages rock and so do you, Nell Rose! :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Gypsy, thank you for reading it, it was rather exciting I must admit! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, sheila, yeah I should have gone to the pub! I did have a nice cup of tea though! lol thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, equealla, thank you so much for reading this as well, I am so pleased you like my writing, thank you nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, SilverGenes, thank you! and you rock too! ha ha cheers nell


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Keep writing, Nell...we enjoy your hubs! :)


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

A great tribute to Hubpages and it deserves it. You are a great writer and don't believe otherwise.


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

I just have to finish LMAO for this cute, smiling cat at the end before I can write another word. LOL-LOL-LOL. (Nell Rose, you will notice in my latest hub that you are one of my favourite hubbers because of your amazing sense of humor).

I’m soooo thrilled for you. I identify with you wholeheartedly . The emotion one experiences when a publisher accept your writing for publishing, is indescribable awesome. When someone tells you that your writing meant something special for him/her, ohhhhh, what an awesome feeling. You want everybody to know how happy you are, but at the same time you don’t want them to think you are boasting, for you are merely happy and you want to share you joy and happiness with everybody you know. It is such a personal achievement; writers don’t compete with others; they compete with themselves; they are fighting some kind of a monster in their souls, a monster telling them all the time that they are a nobody not worthy to be recognised. While you know it is not true, you know you are someone special and you know you mean a lot to more than one person, but that damn monster.... You’ve got to prove him wrong over and over and over again.

Congratulations, my friend! I’m jumping with you! You’ve done it! Now for the next one :) (The battle never ends! Sometimes we get soooo tired. But, after a few hours, there we go again.)

So nice to know you! Please go check your name on my list of favourite hubbers.


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Hi Nell, so glad that some great things have been happening for you with your writing. Hope you write lots more hubs, and if you have any more history questions just give me a shout!


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Thamisgith 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

Hey Nell - well done you! Glad you found the right outlet. You must have been tickled pink when you got Matthew's e-mail!

Keep writing your great hubs and who knows what other celebs will be in touch!


ellinor 6 years ago

What a nice hub, you describe the feeling so well about writing, how good it makes you feel. Congrats on that you got that e-mail, you matter you write ,and people notice you -have a good day.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You are so "purty" Nell! Your writing is fantastic. You are always a delight! That was a great hub on Matthew Manning too!


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Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

Hi Nell,

I have always thought that being a good writer is like wetting yourself while wearing dark trousers !

You get this nice warm feeling for a while and nobody else notices !!!

Ho Hum, Glad you made it does that mean there is hope for me ?


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SteveoMc 6 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

Sweetly put! It is nice to revel in the accomplishments of other hubbers, especially the ones you have come to like. Isn't amazing how little things like this can make a huge difference? I look for those little things and am delighted to find them from time to time. Good for you, you deserve it.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Nell you always express yourself so honestly and with such style. Your work is a joy to read and I'm so happy to have found you here on HP. It really is a thrill to know you can make a difference "out there" by doing what you love...and you always do it so well. XXX GL


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JKeiser 6 years ago from Halstead, KS

Oh, Nell -- I can see myself in your words about the excitement of writing and being read. Congrats on being contacted! It is great when hubpages and hubbers notice us, but wow! to have one outside notice and send you an email, especially one you have written about! I can't begin to imagine the thrill to be contacted!

Great writing, as always, Nell. I, too, looked at many places to write before finding hubpages, and I am glad that I am here! This way, not only do I get to write, but I get to read, and meet (through print at least) wonderful people like you.


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KKalmes 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Hello Nell, I am so happy for you and so very glad you shared with us. I agree about writing on HubPages... it was the first site I tried and the one I spend all of my time in.

I think the one certain thing about writers is that they need to trust their instincts... we can be as emotionally handicapped as anyone else, but it is our instincts that leads us into the worlds that no one else sees, understands, or could possibly imagine... let alone convey to others in words.

Much good luck for all that follows...


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

I love hubpages too and I love your hubs. Congrats on your published writings, thats great. Im sure you are on your way to bigger and better things. Cheers Nell.


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Daniel V. 6 years ago from Romania

Knowing that your work is appreciated is indeed a great feeling, I am happy for you :) Congratulations! (and I mean it :p)


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Laura in Denver 6 years ago from Aurora

Thanks Nell!

I have also enjoyed Hubpages immensely and gained a lot of insight from the comments.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Feline, thanks for reading it, I was just so chuffed that he wrote to me, I just had to tell someone! and as my friends all live in my computer! (Thanks Merlin, you started that one! ha ha) you where the ones I told! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello Hello, thanks for reading it, I just felt like saying thanks to the mad hubbers club! ha ha cheers nell

Hi, Martie, thanks so much i will be over in a few minutes! lol I know I am not a successful as even half of the writers on here, but it was just the fact that this man who I had been reading for years suddenly got in touch! it was a great feeling, and it's not about money or fame it was just I wanted to tell you about this nice feeling I had when I read it! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, CMHypno, thanks for stopping by and I will certainly be bombarding you with history questions soon! lol cheers nell

Hi, Thamisgith, thanks for reading it, who shall I write about now? ha ha you never know! thanks nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, ellinor, thanks for reading it, you do tend to forget that other people read it too! lol thanks so much nell

Hi, Micky, you flatterer! ha ha thanks for reading it, I will be over soon to annoy you as usual! hee hee cheers nell

Hi, Merlin, I know what you mean about the trousers! ha ha and what do you mean about you? lol you are already famous and have written books, wow, if I get as good as you I will be so happy, I am just a small fish swimming around in circles with my specs on! hee hee thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Steve, thank you so much, I was just grinning from ear to ear! ha ha thanks nell

Hi, Green Lotus, thank you so much, it's the same for me, if I hadn't started on here I would not have met you and all the other people I know call friends, I love it! thank you nell

Hi, Jkeiser, thanks so much, and I am glad that I came across and read your work, I still can't stop reading them all! lol nell

Hi, KKalmes, thanks for stopping by and reading it, I am totally addicted to Hubpages! I never thought I would get so attached to a writing site, I always used to laugh at people who said they loved a certain site and couldn't keep of it, well now I know what they mean! thanks again nell

Hi, Ladyjane, I am so glad I started on here, and as for getting a bit successful, I now know that even if I don't get any more things published I don't mind as I love writing on here, and I realise that what we write is important as it can educate or help someone, it's great! thanks nell

Hi, Daniel, how nice to see you, sorry I haven't been over for a while, I just need a push sometimes! lol thanks so much nell

Hi, laura, thanks for reading it, I know what you mean, I just love the comments it makes so much difference as it makes it a bit more real and personal, thanks so much nell


EnLydia ListenerI 6 years ago

I can so relate to your enthusiasm....being recognized by someone you have admired is a great feeling...and I am sure he read the rest of your stories also...which would make him smile in wonderment...how can this woman retain her humor? (I'm sure he is thinking)...but you are famous in my book.


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

NR,

The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. It is so wonderful to know that you are appreciated for your writing and for just being who you are. It is my pleasure to offer my congratulations!

May the Lord continue to use you in His service and as an instrument of ministering to a hurting world.

Love and peace,

Forever His,


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

So cute, Nell. I am glad being your community. So I really know your passion in writing. You absolutely great, my friend. That's make you happy all the time. You do this with all your heart Hubpages allow me to know you well, to know your beautiful thought about something come up from your mind. And finally I have new family, that's you Nell.

I have the same feeling with you. I don't want to be famous. But I believe with your kindness to share useful information for us, the money will follow you, trust me!Very inspiring hub. I hope many people read this hub. Good work, Nell. My love, my pray always for you...amen

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Enlydia, thanks for reading it, I don't think he would read my hubs, would he? lol I hope so, it was just nice to hear from him, and I am sure that other writers on here have had that happen, but they are not so excitable as me! ha ha thanks as always, nell

Hi, Revlady, thank you so much for your nice words, I really appreciate it, thanks and take care, nell

Hi, prasetio, thank you so much, I am so pleased to have met you too, and love reading your work, thanks for making me have a big smile on my face! cheers nell


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Awesome and we forget sometimes with all our whining and grousing about (all legit of course) that we are doing something we love!

Do you think Andrea Bocelli will email me? Or maybe since he's blind, he'll call me? OMG - I can only hope!!! I tell you what, if he did, I'd have a heart attack - but then I'd revive myself so I could come write about it on hubpages!


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davidseeger 6 years ago from Bethany, OK

Well Nell, I haven't signed up with adsense or any of the other money generating programs. Your hubs are changing my attitude about that. Your influence continues to make itself felt everywhere. Thanks, my dear.


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

It is a great place to write and been good to read your material. Thanks Nell for being... err.. Nell x


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, ha ha you do make me laugh! I am sure he will come and sing to you! lol I wrote about Matthew Manning because he fascinated me, I read his books years ago and couldn't for the life of me find him fake in any way, I do believe in psychic phenomena and have had a few things psychic happen to me, but I always try and find a scientific explanation, but where he was concerned he just did not show any signs of being a fake and still doesn't, so I wrote about him at psychology when I used to study it and have wondered recently what he was up to, hence writing the hub about him. What a nice guy e-mailing me, so next I am going to write about Andrea Bocelli and give him your name and address so he can come by for drinks and to sing to you! hee hee don't have a heart attack just yet!, thanks nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, David, thank you so much for reading it, I think we all do forget that when we write on here it actually does get read by other people, I am sure that many people read your wonderful hubs as well, thanks so much nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, shaz, thanks for reading it, I just got a bit mushy over the old hubpage larky! ha ha and thanks for your kind words, nice to see you, cheers nell


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

you are such a great writer Neil. I love reading your work.

You always have just the right ingredients of everything that is needed. I do not know how you do it, but you do it all the time. Thank YOU for being on Hub Pages! HUGS! ~Aloha Nui Loa~


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Congrats on getting some well-earned recognition!!!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sa'ge, thank you so much for your kind words, I love it on here, and I am glad I met you too, thanks again hubs back! nell

Hi, carolina muscle, thanks, I really appreciate it, oh by the way, I see you are still wearing that body suit! hee hee cheers nell


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E.Welch 6 years ago

Nell, your a great writer. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. Hubpages is great I'm glad I've found it, and congratulations on your success. I'm sure there's many more to come.


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Marie-Renee 6 years ago

Nell, another great hub from you...i can just imagine how you felt when you realize that the famous person you wrote about read your hub...congratulations for another hub well done! and yes, this is an awesome site for newbies like me.

Renee


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, E. Welch, thank you so much for your nice words, I was just so pleased to think that the person that I wrote about noticed it! lol it certainly made my day! thanks again nell

Hi, Marie-Renee, I am sure you will get some recognition soon, and even if it is just all of us followers, they are awesome so it's great anyway! lol cheers nell


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cameciob 6 years ago

Hi Nell, I am very glad for your achivements. I can say you have a distinct style of writing.. fun, useful, engaging, wise.... I like your hubs very much. Cheers for you!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, cameciob, thanks so much for your nice words, cheers nell


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Nell, I am so happy for you. Good luck in the future.


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kimh039 6 years ago

Nell, I'm happy for you. Where your heart lies, there your treasure lies, comes to mind. Your heart is in your writing. And as pleasurable as internal rewards are, external recognition and honor are sweet too! Congrats.....and congrats on your 100 rating too.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Yes Nell, I know that feeling even I am not as lucky as you. I am fans of this photographer and because I really like his work I added several of his pictures in my hubs as compliment to him, and surprised! He visited me there and expressing his approval and joy because he like the article I put with it. I am so happy because of it!

I love this community since I can meet so many talented and gifted people who appreciate writing as much as I am or maybe more. and in my opinion, Nell Rose is deserve to be famous since her work always fun to read! :)

God bless you, Nell.


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Hi Nell,

HubPages may be a great avenue, but is your distinct talent and your interesting stories that got you noticed, so I am not in the least surprised you got published; this is only the beginning and I am sure much more and well deserved appreciation will be coming soon


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JannyC 6 years ago

I can relate I did a hub on ginger software and ginger software company contacted me and offered me the software free for a year and Im loving it. Going to miss it when my year is up. Lol.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Granny's House, thanks for stopping by, I was in such a good mood, it certainly makes your day with this sort of thing! thanks as always nell

Hi, kim, thanks for the congrats, and I really appreciate it, I will be over to check out all your hubs tomorrow as it's late now, but thank you, nell

Hi, Freya, thank you so much for your kind words, and I love reading your work too, and congrats to you too, cheers nell

Hi, Petra, thanks for reading it, nice to see you, I will be over tomorrow to read your hubs, sorry it seems to have been a while since I did, thank you so much nell

Hi, Janny, wow that sounds great! well done, I shall have to try that sort of thing myself! lol cheers nell


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Char M 6 years ago from Pacific Coast

Great story and congrats on your successes. I similar goals and view you as an inpsiration.Yay for hubpages.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Char M, thanks so much, I was just rather pleased with myself! ha ha, I would love to earn a bit of money though, that would be a nice bonus! lol thanks so much nell


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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

Hi there!

I found this article through your being featured on the landing page articles--congrats on that, as well as your other achievments!

I, too, have written since childhood, and like you, have lost things from long ago. Still, I enjoy the process, and the feeling you get when your hub recieves comments. I know exactly what you mean!

I'm still learning things on here, and still struggling to some extent, with the various features, but I will persevere.

(LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kitty pictures--we are a household of 4 cats...and wish I could have more--actually wish I could come into a couple of million bucks, so I could open an animal sanctuary!

;-) :: sigh :: )


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, DMLizzy, thanks so much for reading it, I love cats too, we have always had at least two in each of our housesholds, my mum and my brother as well! thanks for the congrats and I never realised that I was on the front page thingy! ha ha nice to meet you, cheers nell


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

Hi thank you so much for this hub and I agree with you totally, hub pages is a wonderful place to be in.I have only been on here for a month even though for some reason it says longer on my profile page but even at these early stages it has made such a difference to my life.It has helped me express myself in a way I never have before. I had so many stories to tell and I have felt completly at ease doing this and I'm hoping some of my work will help others so where better to tell my story but here on HP. . Reading the comments when I have published a hub is amazing and also reading other people's work such as yours. Keep them coming and I've only just found you on here so I'm looking forward to reading some of your other work too.Well done!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Eiddwen, thanks so much for reading it, I love it on here, in fact I forget to go over to my other sites that I work on! lol I don't think they like me very much! ha ha glad you came over, and I look forward to reading your hubs, cheers nell


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Neato Hub! Thanks for the positive reinforcements, and the cool cat faces!


ucangetfit 6 years ago

Nell, I gotta say I agree, it has nothing really to do with the money, that would be like icing, I just enjoy expressing my thoughts. I have already pointed out in a question on hubpages I do not know how to write but I like to regardless and am willing to learn. I do express my thought through the written (typed) word though, and often.


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

Nice Nell! glad for you I like hubpages alot too to just be able to get feedback, and my writing has improved! :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Lilly, thanks for reading it, it did make my day I must admit! thanks so much nell

Hi, ucangetfit, it is just a feeling if someone reads and likes your work it makes you feel great! and it doesn't matter how good a writer you are, you just get better at it the more you practice, thanks so much nell

Hi, schoolgirlforreal, it's great isn't it, when you get good feedback, it is a great place to be on here, thanks so much nell


obie 6 years ago

This page was very usfull to my newspaper.

i will be in touch with you in three days

thank-you


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stephhicks68 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Congrats to you! I think that HubPages really advanced my writing career too! Best, Steph


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, obie, sounds interesting, we will see thanks nell

Hi, stephhicks68, thank you so much for reading it, I love hubpages what can I say? ha ha and I am glad it has helped you too, thanks nell


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xixi12 6 years ago from Everywhere but here. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. You can never be truly free till you have the discipline to manage it.

I heard so much about hubpages. I finally joined and i must say is the best 2weeks of my life. So many inspiring stories through peoples hub. I hope to be able to write like you in the near future. Thumbs up


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, xixi12, welcome to hubpages! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, I am addicted! totally and absolutely! ha ha great to see you, and thanks for reading it, cheers nell


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Well done, deff nothing beats the enjoyment of writing and its little rewards, keep smilin ; )


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Kevin Hungerford 6 years ago from Florida

Thank you for pointing out that there is more to life than just fame and money. So many people fail to see that.


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atienza 6 years ago from Northern California

Lol, I was just sitting here thinking about the poor return on investment one gets in terms of actual cash from writing. I mean I haven't written a lot on HubPages and I'm not very prolific in general. But when I get some little nugget, or glint or hint in my mind of something that I'd like to share with people, this is the place I come to do it. You've captured that gleeful feeling perfectly in what you wrote. It's not always about money. Sometimes it's the comments from the least likely people who say they got something from your work; or just the sense of accomplishment when you've completed a hub that makes it all worth while. I hope that my writing leads me to the same joy that you have found from yours :)


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jack2jacob 6 years ago

i too think the same......nice post


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, TattoGuy, thanks for reading it, and it did make my day when it happened, cheers nell

Hi, Kevin, yes it is a nice feeling when someone apreciates your work, cheers nell

Hi, Atienza, I do think sometimes we forget how much we like writing until something like this happens to cheer you up, thanks nell

Hi, jack2jacob, thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I sure am glad you're here!


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Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

Nice experience, Nell Rose. One never knows who may be out there reading.

I am also impressed that your mom encouraged your writing so many years ago, and made it important.


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Peter_Thomas 6 years ago

Great hub!


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PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

I agree with you Nell. Hubpages is such a friendly and warm community of great people. I am glad that I joined too. Nice meeting you. All the best!


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creativelycc 6 years ago from Maine

Very nice, you do have excellent writing skills and I do believe you will go far. Hubpages is a wonderful place, we are blessed to be a part of this community! Good luck!


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SquidBuilders 6 years ago

Great page! Like your story and yes this is a great site to express your creativity.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Micky, I'm glad your here too! who else is going to make me laugh so much? hee hee cheers nell

Hi, Rochelle, my mum used to write short stories herself, but always kept them in the drawer! so I think she would love the fact that I am writing on here, thanks so much, nell

Hi, Peter, glad you liked it, and thanks nell

Hi, PR, I am glad to meet you too, it is such a great place, I get withdraw symptoms if I don't check on here at least once a day! lol thanks nell

Hi, creative, thank you so much for your nice words, hubpages is great! lol cheers nell

Hi, SquidBuilders, great to meet you, and thanks nell


Michael 6 years ago

I am glad that you continued to do what you love. I wish that I could have followed the same path. As it is, I am stuck in the off the wall job with a dream of doing what I really love. Maybe, with the internet, I could make enough money to start that dream. Your article will make me try even harder. So, Thank you.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Michael, I am so glad that you can see the fact that you can write here, maybe in your spare time? some people write loads of hubs a week, others just one or two, at least it will get you to practise your writing and the feedback is fantastic from followers, so I will be keeping an eye out for you! good luck nell


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

First off let me commend you on Mah Happy Face Kitty. I have a Tabby and now I know what she would look like with those dracula teeth:0) too funny. Your right about Hub pages, it s definitely a great place to write in and meet so many interesting fellow hubbers.

It's not about the money with me either, never has been:0) I am simply happy to be able to express myself and all my experiences and life in general thoughts here.

Of course if one get's noticed for their writing ability and ends up with a publication out of their writings then that's an extra bonus for sure. Keep on hubbin gurl, your a marvelous talented writer and I enjoy reading your hubs. peace and hugs.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, saddlerider, I just couldn't resist the cat! hee hee thanks so much for your lovely words and I will certainly keep on hubbing! hugs back, nell


Artoflegendindia 6 years ago

Nice and great hub.


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sujju 6 years ago from mangalore, india

Fantastic....u hav spoken ur mind so beautifully....i hav a lot to learn from u....thanks


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Charlie Killick 6 years ago

Great hub, your a brilliant writer now, so you must of been good as a child.

Read my first 2 hubs here www.hubpages.com/The-Outsider-Preview


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nikitha p 6 years ago from India

Wow! great hub, thanks for sharing this.


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Char M 6 years ago from Pacific Coast

This is great. Thanks for sharing. My daughter inspires me to write. She also has been writing since she was 10, and makig up great stories almost as soon as she could talk. You have a gift Nell. I thought it was fitting I said my own thanks to you in my profile. Keep it up!


Constanta 6 years ago

Great hub!

Thank you!


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2enjoylife8 6 years ago from Amidst a cloud of creative energy.

Love your bike sized grin! You've put one on my face just reading your experience.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Arto, thanks so much for reading it, cheers nell

Hi, sujju, thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

Hi, Charlie, well thank you! lol I will certainly be over in a minute to take a look, cheers nell

Hi, nikitha, thanks so much, cheers nell

Hi, Char M, that's great about your daughter, and I did come and take a look and look forward to reading some more of your hubs, and thank you so much for your kind words on your profile, that made my day! nell

Hi, Constanta, thanks for reading it, and I just came over to take a look at your site, come back and give me a reminder when you have finished it and I will come and take a look, okay? thanks again nell

Hi, 2enjoylife8, ha ha thanks! and I am glad I made you grin too! cheers nell


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epigramman 6 years ago

...well I would like to take this public opportunity to thank you for your amazing support of my writing - and to say that your hubs and their variety of subjects are essential - and to me - represent the backbone and spirit of what hubpages is all about - bravo to you - may we always receive the gift of having you here with us!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, epigramman, thank you so much for your kind words, I love reading your poems too, they make me laugh! I will be over shortly! lol cheers nell


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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

What a nice way to acknowledge what writing on HubPages can bring to someone. Whether in life or on HubPages, you never know where something will lead (but in the case of HubPages a person can enjoy the journey of writing regardless of where it leads). Congratulations on such nice things happening for you, Nell.


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LoganTheWriter 6 years ago from Alabama

Same thing here!


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gamelover 6 years ago from Belgium

Very nice, thanks


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Laura in Denver 6 years ago from Aurora

Nell Rose,

I too have gotten enormous satisfaction from writing for Hubpages, as well as honing my craft and many friends.

I wish you well and keep writing!


BenjaminB 6 years ago

A fantastic read Nell and an inspiration to newcomers,well done!


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burning bush 6 years ago

Nell, I have enjoyed your work since joining hub pages. You are not just a prolific writer but rather a writer with something to say, something worth reading. Don't thank hubpages - hubpages should thank you. Your fan.. Burning


Worldwide Posts 6 years ago

glad to read this, congrats!


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

The sense of wonderment is indeed so true. I did an actual experiment on myself on this. Stayed away from Hubpages for a couple of weeks and when I come back, the feeling is like seeing an old flame once again. LOL. I'd like to thank Hubapges too, for this is such a great and wonderful site which a few words of mine cannot express fully how most of us feel when we are here.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Lisa, I would be lost without Hubpages! lol thanks so much, cheers nell

Hi, Logan and gamelover, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

Hi, Laura, thanks it is a great site isn't it? cheers nell

Hi, Benjamin, that's so nice, and if it does help the newbies then that's great, thanks so much nell

Hi, burning bush, Aw you flatterer! ha ha thanks so much nell

Hi, Worldwide, thanks for the congrats, cheers nell

Hi, hubpageswriter, I know what you mean! I think it is because it is so open and friendly, other sites seem more distant and boring! lol cheers nell


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Investor_Teacher 6 years ago from sf

Nice hub Neil - I'm just a beginner here but hp seems like a friendly place. What a strange cat that is - is it yours ?


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Gerber Ink 6 years ago from upstate New York

Hi Nell, It is so true that you never know who will read your hubs. I also had a recent experience where an author read one of my hubs and decided that I should interview him/review his books. I've also had an offer to ghost write a book for another individual. I must admit, things haven't been dull since I began writing on HubPages! I wish you continued good luck writing as well!


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BMG 6 years ago from timor laste

keep it rock...


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Nell you deserve writing success and your happiness is contagious, when I read this I could not help but smile. Thank you for sharing this - the pictures of the cats were great too.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Investor, nice to meet you, no it's not my cat, I wish it was though! lol thanks for reading my hub, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, Gerber Ink, thanks so much for reading it, I know, isn't it amazing? I have also got to review a book, but to my shame I have been so busy I had better get reading! ha ha cheers nell


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Thanks BMG, for your comment, cheers nell

Hi, 2uesday, thanks for reading it, and the cats are great aren't they? lol cheers nell


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

"a smile as wide as a butchers dog"

One thing I love about your writing is how you turn a metaphor. You are clever and that is satisfying to read. I agree with you that HubPages is an awesome place to write, because of the format and the Community of Hubbers. I love your work.


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, James, thanks so much for reading it, I do tend to do my metaphors a lot! and I usually end up mixing them up quite nicely! ha ha thanks again, nell


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Fantastic, well done Nell. It is so satisfying to write and when someone comments its such a nice warm feeling inside. Awww. cheers, marie :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, MPG, thanks for reading it, it was great and I just wanted to say how addicted I am to hubpages! lol is there some sort of AA group for this addiction? Hope not! lol cheers nell


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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Nahhh! We can all be mad and support each other together. :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, MPG, ha ha you are so right! thanks again, nell


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BeatsMe 6 years ago

Congrats to a gr8 writer and I think Hubpages is lucky to have you. ;)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England Author

Hi, BeatsMe, thank you so much for your nice words, that's made my day! lol and thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

What knight could drop his lance,

while wearing Nell's kerchief;

delight leapt up to dance,

smiles, joy and sweet mischief. g


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, sligo, Ah bless you! ha ha that was great, and thanks, nell


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Heart Felt Book 5 years ago from New York, NY

That was so nice and very sweet of you wow. I love this hub and I was also a writer at age 10 that's cool I started writing music at ten for church :)great hub!1 Keep smiling and moving forward!!!!!!!!!!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Heart Felt Book, thanks for reading it, I was just so pleased and in a good mood! lol thanks for your great comment, cheers nell


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fayehelen 5 years ago

Awww, what a lovely Hub. I know exactly what you mean about being read. I am sooo new to this and have only published a few hubs but love that feeling already. I got way too excited when I got my first comment (now on my second I think haha), and when anybody clicks to follow me. I hope Hubpages is as good to me as it has been to you... I just feel excited about this website and I want to carry on!


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fayehelen 5 years ago

ps - I love Derren Brown too!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, fayehelen, thanks for reading it, I do love hubpages, it is definitely the best on the internet, all the other sites seem so distant towards it's writers, and you can't become friends on there. But on here, I have met some great people and it's so easy to do the hub, nice to meet you, I am just coming over now! lol cheers nell


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alertswiftreview 5 years ago from USA

Yes really this is amazing site as I am also using it for the last two months and I really like it. As there are many informative hubs and I really happy to read all interesting hubs.


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sockyee 5 years ago from Singapore, Malaysia

those are very inspiring words and thoughts


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, alertswiftreview, thanks for reading it, it is great here isn't it? thanks so much nell

Hi, sockyee, thanks for commenting, cheers nell


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Ingenira 5 years ago

"Sometimes doing something is not about the money, or the fame. It is about personal achievement." inspirational quote by Nell Rose. ;)

I am so happy for you.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, ingenira, thanks so much for reading it, and it's nice to see you, cheers nell


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eculligan 5 years ago

You nailed it. Hubpages is great!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, eculligan, it certainly is! lol thanks so much nell


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

I agreewith everyone else - Hubpages is the best. Thanks for expressing it so well.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, suzie, nice to see you, I seem to be addicted to hubpages! ha ha thanks so much nell


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quilicic1 5 years ago

Hey there, great article! Keep on writing, just like any other discipline, the more you do it the better you get!


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Trinsick 5 years ago from Cali

My thanks as well


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, quillicic, thanks for reading it, you are completely right, just keep practicing, and on here it's a great place to do it! lol thanks so much nell

Hi, Trinsick, thanks to you too! lol I appreciate it, cheers nell


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giwrgos12 5 years ago from San Diego

Thanks for sharing usefil stuff. Keep up the good work!!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, giwrgos, thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it, cheers nell


map65 5 years ago

congrats, great page!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, map, thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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pinkdaisy 5 years ago from Canada

Hubpages is great...and your funny cat pictures make it even better!


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lmmartin 5 years ago from Alberta and Florida

I like your work. Don't comment, usually, but just drift in, read and drift out again. Today, I thought I'd better leave a comment to let you know I appreciate your shared thoughts. Thank you for allowing us to read your work. There! Lynda


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, pinkdaisy, thanks for reading it, and I loved the cats too! lol cheers nell

Hi, Lynda, Thank you so much for coming over and reading it, I really appreciate it, it makes my day when someone leaves a message like that, nell


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

I get it! You write just as you breath and what is one to do with all that stuff....You can't expect to sell it all.

How cool to have Matthew Manning reach out and give you a shout out! That's priceless.

Congrats on your 100 score!

Love and Peace, Katie


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Katie thanks for reading it, it was great to hear from Matthew! I was really suprised and pleased! it certainly proved the point of writing for yourself and others compared to doing it for only the money! cheers nell


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t-m-s 5 years ago

Ahh, the wonders of the internet :) - isn't it amazing you can connect with people from around the world.

Read what someone from different _continent_ have to say!

I don't imagine going back to the wold without the internet! :)


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maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

Hi Nell, This is a great Hub and one that I identify with very strongly. So much of what you have written here captures also my own feelings about writing in general and HubPages in particular.

It is no wonder that your hubscore is a well-deserved 100, well done. Congratulations on getting the e-mail feedback from Matthew Manning


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, t-m-s, thanks for reading it, and you are totally right, I love it here and have met so many great people, thanks again nell

Hi, maggs, thanks for the congratulations, I was absolutely amazed that he wrote to me! it made my day! I do love writing on here, meeting so many people and reading their interesting and sometimes hilarious stories! take care, nell


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

When I was little my favorite past time was reading and writing. I wish I still had all my notes and short shories from then. I think it is too easy to get discouraged when writing if you don't make money at it. Awhile back, I decided I wasn't going to write just for money, but for the enjoyment. I love having an imagination and surprising people with a shock factor. I haven't done a lot of that here, but maybe some day soon. HP is a great place to be with friendly people. Great hub!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, tipoague, I used to write so many things on bits of paper! then I got fed up of that and invested in a type writer, but I am so glad I got to find the best site on here! and I liked your shock factor! hee hee thanks nell


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

That would be wonderful to have happen, I have gotten so far away from the sweet lovable things I use to write about and we can only guess who may be looking for me, lol.

As always,we love our Rose.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, thanks for reading it, it's nice to see you, I will be over shortly! lol cheers nell


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wonderful, your writing is always such a joy to read.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, acaetnna, thanks for stopping by, and thank you as always, nell


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Wow Nell I had to come all the way down here to leave you a comment. But, it was worth it. I love your writing. I am always amazed by you. I hope one day to get my stuff published. It would be such a thrill. Voted up. Beautiful.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Rhonda, thanks for commenting on my 'hug a hub' hub! ha ha I was in an exceptionally good mood when wrote this, and wanted everyone to know! ha ha thanks so much, nell


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RichERich1175 5 years ago

I'm just starting out but I aim to enjoy the following you currently do. I'm sure its rewarding an flattering to have your words so greatly appreciated by others. I respect what you do and how you do it. Your hubs are consistently amazing, whatever you do DONT STOP POSTING! The world needs more enlightening people that aren't afraid to display their talent.


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trusouldj 5 years ago from Indiana

The college i went to had the marvelous opportunities to read 2 pages of fiction on stage. What a wonderful feeling to have people that you don't even know, laugh in all of the right places and give you wonderful applause at the end.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Rich, thank you so much for your praise! I really appreciate it, I love hubpages and will keep on writing!

Hi, trusouldj, it is great isn't it? thanks so much nell


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Jlava73 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Awesome Nell! You deserve the recognition!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jlava, thanks again for all your reading! I really appreciate it, cheers nell


klarawieck 5 years ago

Nell, this is so inspiring! I must admit I don't use Hubpages as I should. I don't do enough reading or writing, although I do enjoy the forums a lot. It's the community, like you said, that attracts everyone. I'm a musician, not a writer, but I do enjoy interacting with others and giving others some food for thought from time to time. This is very, very inspiring, and it makes me want to write seriously. Thanks for sharing! I'm a true fan of yours!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, klara, thank you so much! I do understand that it can be difficult to write all the time, especially if your talent is music, we all have the one thing that we love, I am glad you want to write more, we will enjoy reading it! cheers nell


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

You re amazingly a remarkable writer. Awesome and distinct. Wonderful!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, thank you so much again, much appreciated, cheers nell


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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

Great hub there Nell Rose. I felt and i'm still feeling so positive about hubpages. It is a place to be. I feel so at home here. Together with Nell Rose, i say thank you hubpages.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, bizwin, its a great place to be, I don't know what I would do without hubpages! probably sit there writing on those old bits of paper again! haha! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Reading this kind of hubs gives me confidence. You are a great writer and have worked hard to reach this level. Your confidence and courage did help you to scale more heights. Freshers like me get a kind of light and energy when we read the story of success people like you. Thank you for sharing your experience.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks sunilkunnoth, glad you liked it, nell

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