I am grateful to HubPages (HP)

I am grateful to Hub Pages (HP)

I am grateful to Hub Pages (HP)

This is my 100th hub here in HP and I would like to thank everybody during my stay here. They make my stay here worthwhile and productive.

HP was recommended to me by my former colleague in one of her email to me two months ago. We worked together in a university setting in which we co-authored research papers on population related issues and sociological notes, mostly Demography in nature. It deals mainly with statistics and market research. At first I don’t know if I am capable of writing because I am used to write in a more scientific way of writing, introduction, objective, review of literature, data, analysis and findings, conclusion kind of thing. In HP, you can write your opinion, incites, tips and you can share your personal life too. If you want to earn, I learned that you should a good grasp of what the people may want to know. I learned that good writers doesn’t necessarily earn money too.

CAKE for me, YEHEY
CAKE for me, YEHEY

When I signed up, I was contemplating whether I will join or not. I am used to writing more than thirty pages and I might not deliver the kind of articles worth reading. I don’t know anything about Search Engine Optimization (SEOs), selling online etc. and If I want to earn I should be serious about all of these things, this I learned while reading posts in the forum. Honestly, I am not expecting to earn anything here. I checked my earnings this morning and it is nearly 20 US dollars, wow.

I just want a community and to share what I know. HP became my niche, at one time I was addicted to it, but now, I am trying to balance my activities. Whereas before life is very simple, work, listen to the news, cook, meet with friends etc., but now I am here in front of the computer typing and pouring out all what I would like to share. I couldn’t stop reading peoples articles too. HP is very rich in information and I don’t have time to read everything.

I am thankful to:

Dohn121 who is a very good writer and all his love stories touched me and made me sit down and think about being in love again. All his writings are a good piece. Thanks for the inspiration.

Paraglider who wants our world a better place for all of us. His philosophy of moderation and his take about ethics needs recognition. His articles about scientific inquiry make me question anything and be able to distinguish what is Science. Thank you for your hub about Filipinos too.

James A Watkins, thank you for your articles, they are good content and read. I learned a lot about Roman Catholic history, culture, paintings, sports and awesome places. He can write about anything too. Most of all I like his article about women and why he loves them.

Pearldiver -- I like his articles about pets and samurai. He is a good writer indeed. And I am starting to read the rest of his articles, and he makes me smile too,

I would like to thank the Filipino community, they are good authors in their own right, emievil, GeneralHowitzer, maudine_05 (who is a Fil-Am like me) dyesebel10, beth811, Cris A, needful things, R.G.San Ramon, and Alta5656 and others who I might have failed to mention.

To maven101 who is my first fan and show me the way, he drops by at a time to check on me. He gave me a thumbs up sign when he read my first article.

To all the friends who love football, Tony (outspoken and good friend) jobister (for his predictions who will win in every week of NFL, Ron Montgomery, (a football fan and who makes me laugh with his posts in the forum) Paul Edmondson who at times post about NFL.

And to wavegirl22 - the true queen of NFL, thanks for the analysis every week.

Kerry a good friend -- KPartin ( I hope Lions will win) and David-- Russell-D

To myownworld who made me cry because of her writings, I remember all the children who needs a better world.

Thank you for your help darkside, relache, Mark Knowles, KCC Big Country, Princessa, and lrohner. Your articles are worthy to read and they are always willing to help and share what they know to the HP community.

RebekahELLE, who write good article about children, education and value system, and is always willing to help those who are new to the site.

And to the poets of HP, manlypoetryman (I hope Houstons will win more of their games at NFL), donna bamford and Ray- aware

Thanks to RevLady, Truth From Truth, resspenser, Chris, carolina muscle, who are always ready to read my hubs, no matter what I choose to write.

Helen Cater (like her beauty tips and recipes), tantrum (an artist in her own right, makes me smile always because of her post) , Poppa Blues (who constantly email me and share nice articles), Money Glitch (nice hubs), yoshi97 (who makes me smile too), Cagsil (who is intelligent and make very long post in the forum), and to everybody who make this site a worthy one.

Thank you to all my fans!

And to the rest who I failed to mention, you know yourself.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

This is amazing. Don't we have such an amazing community here? You really are doing extremely well here, Maita. I'm so proud of you for reaching your 100th hub! Don't worry about the money for now. It will come in time and I can help you a bit with that. Right now, you are well on your way to HP super-success. But I didn't have to tell you that, did I? You're such a good friend :D Mwah!!! Congrats to you! You've earned it!

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RevLady 7 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Congratulations Maita. You have reached a Hubpages milestone and my spirit rejoices.

It was so thoughtful of you to acknowledge the value hubpages has meant to you and to mention some of your many fans who help to make this awesome venue pleasurable for you.

Personally, I enjoy reading your material as they are always interesting, educative and fun. Though, as you said, we cannot read everything lest we accomplish little else, reading your hubs is time well invested and I appreciate the time you spend in developing well written and meaningful content.

Again, congratulations!

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Paraglider 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Good morning Maita - thank you for the tribute; I very much enjoy your presence here too. You've added a great deal to the community already. And quickly. It took me two years to reach the 100 mark. Well done! :)

ralwus 7 years ago

Hello Maita. A very nice tribute to some really great people here. You have added to it quite nicely yourself.

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Kmadhav 7 years ago from New delhi

All the best on HP

ralwus 7 years ago

I made you cry? LOL Well gee, that was a good cry though. You make me smile and laugh. You are a blessing dear woman, yes you are. thanks darlin' for the mention. Here's to loving friends. cheers xox Charlie

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ThoughtfulSpot 7 years ago from PA

Wandered over to your posts when I saw your 100th congrats thread in the forums. So glad I did! Your personality really comes through in your writing. I'm very much enjoying reading what you have to say. Congrats again on #100!

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resspenser 7 years ago from South Carolina

Prettydarkhorse, Congrats on this milestone! I suspect you talk the way you write and I find that interesting in itself. I bet you are a riot when someone makes you mad, I am thinking of you as a Donald Duck type character! LOL!!! :) :)

Continued success and don't spend all that money in the same place!

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manlypoetryman 7 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

PDH...Thank you for your kind words to everybody...but 'tis us...the ones who benefit from hearing from great folks...as yourself! Sincere Regards, MPM

Justine76 7 years ago

AWWWW! Your so sweet! What a nice hub. I am glad your making money, everybody says it takes a while to get started, but then it gets better. Im not sure, but I think your doing quite well for 2 months? When I had my other profile, I had made about 30 cents by the time I was 2 months old. And look howmny fnas you have!! You certainly deserve it. Im so happy to have met you. :)

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Juicy Ones 7 years ago

Well done on reaching the ton PDH, I am impressed, but moreso by your content and positive communications. Keep it up and here's to the next one hunded

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emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

Hey Maita, this is a great, great hub (mainly because you mentioned me, LOL, j/k). I agree with you. It's not so much as the writing in HubPages that makes staying here worthwhile, it's the community of hubbers who are always willing to help and encourage one another. Congrats on your 100 hubs! I'm still racing to mine but who knows? :) Merry Christmas Maita!

"Quill" 7 years ago

Congrates Maita...you are special and we all love the hubs that come from your hand through a mind that is very diverse and willing to share in such a personal way.

A milestone has been reached, the countdown to the next has started, may you grow as we grow with you...you are a born writer girl...

Many Blessings

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rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

congrats Maita! Nice 100th hub and so like you! you're a smart woman and have a lot of good information to share with the world. happy to be a fan and thanks for your nice words!

Maligayang Pasko to you and your family. (Merry Christmas)

Poppa Blues 7 years ago

Very sweet of you to mention me darlin! Congrats to a woman who is just as pretty inside as on the outside!

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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Hi Maita, Can I fan you again and tommorrow as well? You have honoured many of us here within this hub and with the very genuine, caring words you share with us (and inspire us with) each time you walk into our individual and collective worlds.

Thank you for being you Maita. You are much loved and respected here. It is also a place in which we all make lifelong friends. Excellent tribute not only for those of us mentioned; but also for a Pretty Dark (fast) Horse. xo

bloodnlatex 7 years ago

Congrats on 100 hubs! Thanks for including me, and let me know if there is ever anything I can help you with.

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K Partin 7 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

Wow Maita, good job! we are so glad you were recommended to us here at HP. Great bunch of people. Thanks for mentioning me, very honored to be your friend! :) K.

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TINA V 7 years ago

Congratulations on your 100th hubs. You serve as an inspiration to new hubbers to really enjoy writing.

More power to you!

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Cagsil 7 years ago from USA or America

Thank you Maita for mentioning me in your Hub. It is greatly appreciated. I know I post long forum pieces, but unfortunately I have alot to say on certain things and I know that you and I do understand one another. That's great to see. It is a pleasure to be your fan, not to mention it is an honor to know someone like you.

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Russell-D 7 years ago from Southern Ca.

Congrats and good for you. Unmentioned, I am also a fan, primarily of the vast variety of topics you approach almost daily. I imagine all your thoughts and ideas bouncing around all pushing for their chance to fill the unwritten page. For your efforts, you rate a daily hard copy page so that many mlore readers can share in the multitude of subjects which are your interests. Keep "em coming. David Russell

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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Maita.. It's amazing that you have produced so much, of such variety, in such a short time....WOW...Your first Hub impressed me with your eclectic and disciplined writing... I wish you all the best in the coming year and look forward to your continued valuable contributions to HubPages...Larry

Denno66 7 years ago

You are quite the prolific writer; so glad to have you around. You are a joy to everyone. So, on to your next 100 hubs? Thank you for the shoutout, too. :-)

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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY

Not only is she a joy she is one of the Prettiest Girls that Hub pages is lucky to have. Not only is she a creative, bright and loving woman . . she is the true definition of a friend.. .. and I am lucky that she found me in my early days here on the Hub .. My grandmother once told me "Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure" and that is what my friend Maita is....a treasure to hold and cherish ..

I wish I could be there to give you this in person but since I cant . please know I am hugging you to death right now. .

A hug is the perfect gift.....one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it.

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maudine_05 7 years ago from United States

Thanks dearie for mentioning me,,, congrats Myth!

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eyeofh 7 years ago from New Jersey

Very well said through and through!

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Truth From Truth 7 years ago from Michigan

Great job, Congratulations Maita. I enjoy your hubs. Please keep it going.

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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

Thanks for the shout out Maita ! And you are a sweetheart !

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Maita! You have brought much pleasure to the Hub Pages Community. 228 fans in two months! I did not have near that many. Everybody loves you. Thank you so much for mentioning my name and your appreciation of my writings. That means the world to me. :-)

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Quilligrapher 7 years ago from New York

Nicely done, Maita. Congratulations on hub 100! You managed to list most of the folks on HP who make it a great community. If it was my list, I would have included you as well.

I'm looking forward to hub #200 real soon.


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Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

Oh my goodness Maita! You have been busy, I saw in the forum where you had over 100 hubs and 10,000 views. I must have been sleeping the last few weeks :(

I feel so honored to have been mentioned in a hub that represents a milestone. Thanks so much for your support my friend. And congrats, on all the wonderful milestones, you have reached so far!

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US Author

thanks Money Glitch, and I am honored to be a friend of yours too, Maita

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GeneralHowitzer 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Whoa, I missed this one pdh, but I guess it's never too late. Thanks a lot for the mention and Cheers and congrats for a job well done... You are indeed keeping our flag here a float with your always recognized articles... More Power and Happy New Year... Again pdh CONGRATU"LITSON"... Hehehe ;)

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dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

hey you forgot to mention me.. I'm also your fan.. I like your hubs.. very personal.

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dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

thanks for adding me.

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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Hi Maita. Your "best GF", 07shari22, put this article on Digg. Congratulations on all your hubs!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you Betty, I appreciate you., kudos to Shari, Maita

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

It seems that it's almost time to reach 200 hubs Maita. Well, your writings are always so good to read. Have a great day, and thanks.:)

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you H, Yes 200 then I will rest! I hope you are feeling better, Maita

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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Well, my sweet kaibigan...

I know am a bit late on this one( I wasn't even here yet)But it is never too late to say thank you for being around, You already have 211 hubs, wow! What a milestone! Quite an accomplishment! I am glad to be your follower and friend, and you know it! Salamat Talaga! Keep'em rolling, sweetie!

Warmest regards and infinite eternal blessings,


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Mystique you are one of the best here, and Salamat my friend, Maita

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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West By God

Good inventory of what you have experienced with HP. It's not really about the writing but more of the friends that we meet along the way. Keep on Hubbing!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Lady! Maita

BIKTMIA 6 years ago

Thank-you huppages for the great year.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks biktmia, Maita

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You asked for it 6 years ago from in between here and there

It seems you are the most loved woman on HP. Your smile alone is worth a lot of fans, so I will be right over and sign up as a new fan

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kirstenblog 5 years ago from London UK

I echo your sentiment here, I just love HP! This site is really great for all sorts of different writers, from wanting to earn money to just write for the joy of it and know it will be read and enjoyed. You are among the wonderful people here who made me feel welcomed into this awesome community. You may be grateful for HP but we are grateful to have you here too!

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