Hubpages Success Stories #1 featuring Don Balderas

HubPages Success Stories is a series that this hubber, travel_man1971 wants to start this summer of 2011.

Spending a year of continuous hubbing and participating in almost all the programs of HubPages can be both exciting and tiresome. Exciting because you'll get to know a lot of prolific hubbers from around the world that can teach you how to hub through their works and comments of positive persuasion. Tiresome, because you'll be glued on your chair and be oblivious of the time, hunger unnoticed while participating on many aspects of this virtual writing community.

To make a career on HubPages can be rewarding because some success stories, include some hubbers where their hubs are:

  1. published as books
  2. made into a movie
  3. made as documentary program by local television stations

And it started as you join this friendly-writing haven called HubPages.

Travel Man with  Sir DON BALDERAS (Photo taken last March 5, 2011)
Travel Man with Sir DON BALDERAS (Photo taken last March 5, 2011)

An invitation he couldn't resist

Sir Don, that's what this hubber call this educator-achiever-writer rolled into one. Serendipity described our meeting during our centennial reunion at the premise of our high school Alma Mater. I already invited him through his account on Facebook. Due to his busy schedule, he cannot insert his passion on writing online.

As vacation approaches this year, he gave it a try here on HubPages. An alert was posted on my email account at Yahoo, signifying that he decided to give it a try.

I posted my first comment and posted an email on his profile, encouraging him to write more. And the rest so, they say is history.

Only three weeks and counting, I opened a post at the Forums looking for a hub for Hub Nuggets, and there he was ! His hub on Re-Greening Earth was nominated and featured on RedElf's hub: The Great HubNuggets Easter Egg Hunt. The votes placed his hub at fourth place.

Slowly but surely, his hubs are surfacing on HubPages and his first 12 hubs are enough to carve his own niche on this writing community.

The young writer with the rest of high school Bicol Craftsman Staff & moderator (Photo taken from NSSPC Flashbacks by DON BALDERAS)
The young writer with the rest of high school Bicol Craftsman Staff & moderator (Photo taken from NSSPC Flashbacks by DON BALDERAS)

First 12 hubs and counting....

Being a school editor-in-chief, Sir Don knows how to express his thoughts with simple but catchy titles. As a senior student while this hubber, travel man, was still a sophomore in high school, I always look up to his leadership as his batch accepted my first attempts to write poems and simple news.

His eloquence on English language proves that these first 12 hubs are enough to make HubPages Elite noticed his works.

  1. The Builder's Song - a personal poem about teaching; how the teachers mold each student to be a productive person in the future
  2. Collectivity Works! - talks about the cooperation between teachers and parents to make a more systematized educational system in the community. It's empowerment as this hubber opined.
  3. Re-Greening Earth - his nominated hub that talks about the students' participation in re-greening the surroundings of Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines
  4. Re-Greening Earth 1 - teachers taking charge this time
  5. Climate Change and Mosquito-Borne Diseases - the extreme weather condition brought so many alarming upgraded diseases from the not-so-friendly female mosquitoes
  6. Welcome to Bicolandia - a clear, crisp invitation to all tourists, both foreign and local, to explore the region for a new, fresh outlook about this peninsula in the Philippines
  7. The Latecomer - being late draws many excuses; unavoidable circumstances
  8. A Friend's Experience - sharing sentiments about the success of a former pupil of his friend
  9. NSPC Flashbacks - refreshing experiences of Philippine high school journalism during the dawn of EDSA People Power Revolution
  10. A Visit To The Collegian - reminiscing the memories inside and outside the four walls of the new office of the Collegian, college department's official paper
  11. A Century Old's Commitment to Education - reaching 100 years, honing talents and skills of students; the portals of the author's Alma Mater revisited
  12. A Great Harvest - delves on the importance of writing

We're expecting more from him. These hubs are just part of the tip of an iceberg waiting to be explored for a more big, BIG SURPRISES here on HubPages!!!

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Arian Rey 5 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas (PHILIPPINES)

Congratulations for featuring such great writer and hubber as well. My salute for you, Don Balderas!!!


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Romano Arnesto 5 years ago from Philippines

My salute for you, Mr. Don! You're one of the few hubbers who can stand on your own here because of your unique hubs!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi travelman,

A great hub and thanks for sharing.

I look forward to reading many more hubs from you.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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earthbound1974 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

What an inspiring hub. Mr. Don Balderas is a hubber.writer to reckon with. I'm a fan!!!


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Thank you for introducing Sir Don to the hubpages community. I have yet to read any of his hubs but I get the feeling after I do, I'll be clicking the "follow" button.

Tammy


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

Very inspiring. What a great introduction for a new hubber.


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

I will be going over there to look at his hubs. You have done such an excellent job of writing about him, and introducing him to us. Thank you!


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thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

Looking forward to read more hubs of Sir Don Balderas. Thanks for featuring him on your Hubpages Success Stories.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Arian Rey: I'm sure, he'll be surprised reading this hub. Please keep it secret, though...LOL! Thanks!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Romano Arnesto: Yes, he has his own style in writing; and one of the most interesting at that!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Eidwenn: Thanks for the appreciation. I'll be expecting it, soon! Keep on reading...


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@earthbound1974: Thanks for being a fan. He'll be delighted!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Tammy L: Thanks for your next move, Tammy. He'll be happy to have you as one of his fans!


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@KoffeeKlatch Gals: Thanks for the comment. It's the least I could do to someone whom I look up to.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@prairieprincess: Thanks for commending this hub. Please do so; he'll be waiting for fellow hubbers, like you.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@thesailor: Thanks for being supportive!


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smileymom 5 years ago

I am so glad to read about good deeds of my friend, sir Don Balderas. It is through his post in FB that I decided to look into this hubpages. Mr.Travelman I absolutely agree with you when you said that he really possesses a unique style of writing which is so commendable.

I am just new here... so the best thing I will do is enjoy reading my idol's posts as well as yours. Hopefully, I could also share something of my own in the long run. It is my wildest dream to write and publish my work in the virtual world, too. Hope to get more tips from the experts here.^_^


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@smileymom: I think I know you already, LOL! But I'll keep on guessing..hehe! This hub is the least I can do to thank him when he take a nod at my invitation to try hubbing.

There are lots of hubbers around the world who will support you 100%. Count me in!


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beijing driver 4 years ago from Beijing, China

Could you please help me to write my second hub.

I tried many time but they allways says there is the same hub on the site .why?


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@beijing driver: I also encountered such situation as you.

First, you have to choose unique words for your title. Second, you have to be original with your content.

Let your thoughts flow as you finish your second hub.

Good luck!!!

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