It's Not Who You Are or What You Like to Write, but that You Keep on Hubbing

These 5 Hubbers are Recent and the Newest Favorites of Mine

emichael is a hubber that I predicted great things for when I first became a fan, and that was before almost anybody. Now he is hubpages elite, go EM.
emichael is a hubber that I predicted great things for when I first became a fan, and that was before almost anybody. Now he is hubpages elite, go EM.
poetvix is a hubber that has always had a very deep appreciation for the darker side of writing, and is one of my truest and most devoted fans.
poetvix is a hubber that has always had a very deep appreciation for the darker side of writing, and is one of my truest and most devoted fans.
nikkij504gurl is a hubber that has a keen eye for what she likes, she is a sincere fan, plus she was the first to comment on my poem called the One.
nikkij504gurl is a hubber that has a keen eye for what she likes, she is a sincere fan, plus she was the first to comment on my poem called the One.
waynebrown is one of a kind, an original thinker and a pure American poet. He has always been supportive, even with my most controversial hubs.
waynebrown is one of a kind, an original thinker and a pure American poet. He has always been supportive, even with my most controversial hubs.
aevans is a hubber elite that I once criticized for not taking time to say hello to me. She proved herself quite supportive above the call recently.
aevans is a hubber elite that I once criticized for not taking time to say hello to me. She proved herself quite supportive above the call recently.

It's Not Who You Are...

When I first can to write on Hub Pages, it was an interesting experience. As a writer I had long experienced many things in the last few years, but coming to understand the power of online writing is the most profound of them. It was nothing new for me as an artist to have my work appreciated, but on Hub Pages I learned the power of having fans, friends, and even the occasional enemy. All these entering into my world via the online world as members or readers of Hub Pages.

Each person listed by profile pic to the right of these words is one of these people. All have had an impact on my writing, but more important, they have had an impact on my life. It was a profound realization that people who were online could have such energy, that readers could engage in such supportive communication, that administrators could have such real concern for the writers on their webpages, and that I was now part of a community. Hub Pages became a place for my thoughts, my ambitions, but also a safe haven for my inner most personal world. That is something very profound for this Arizona writer indeed.

The people I have become close with here have been honest, unique, and some have become very close friends. Through my writing I had met many people, but very few that became important to me. Even fewer that would actually to go bat for me in tough situations or that I could say were true to their word. Hub Pages has shown itself to be a community that is unusually out of the box for the online world, an internet enigma and an experiment in humanity amid the imaginable seas of light.

That is something that should be held up in wonder, it is like discovering magic for the very first time. For myself, Hub Pages renewed my spirit as an artist and overtime came to be a port in the storm for my creative spark.

Thanks to the fans and people who were part of that for me. But it is not only that...

"...a note to the readers..."

The 5 Hubbers above are my newest friends that have shown their support, or that I just think rock. The 5 Hubbers below are my friends and have been for sometime before this hub was ever written.

These 5 Hubbers are ones that I can personally call Friends now

blondepoet is a treasure from the land down under. Besides being talented, dizzy and a friend, she was the first person to become my fan here.
blondepoet is a treasure from the land down under. Besides being talented, dizzy and a friend, she was the first person to become my fan here.
mythbuster is a thoughful soul who is a writer and a true philosopher, but MB has the distinction of being the first to write a hub about me.
mythbuster is a thoughful soul who is a writer and a true philosopher, but MB has the distinction of being the first to write a hub about me.
lalesu is a true Alabama lady, a poet that knows it, and has recently become someone that is a trusted friend and someone to confide in for me.
lalesu is a true Alabama lady, a poet that knows it, and has recently become someone that is a trusted friend and someone to confide in for me.
dreamreachout is the fan that every writer should wish to have. When I had almost quite Hubpages, he clicked on my hubs nonstop until I returned.
dreamreachout is the fan that every writer should wish to have. When I had almost quite Hubpages, he clicked on my hubs nonstop until I returned.
kymberlyslyrics and I are very close thanks to web cameras and the hearts of poetic spirit we share. She is as talented as she is special to my world.
kymberlyslyrics and I are very close thanks to web cameras and the hearts of poetic spirit we share. She is as talented as she is special to my world.

Or What You Like to Write...

If the writers, artists, administrators, and technical geniuses behind the webpages and HTML code could be looked at under the microscope, their hearts would shine through all the tools and technology. It is amazing to me that everyone on the Hub Pages website comes together in some of the amazing ways I have seen. Very often it leads to arguments, bickering, or childishness, but amid the flotsam and jetsam of such nonsense, you can see that many people here truly have need of what Hub Pages gives them.

For myself personally, it is more than just an outlet for my writing. I have other avenues that can and do fulfill that, but none that I was willing to keep writing on even without earning money. Which I did for almost two years, until recently, when by some magical means the problems were solved. If the Hub Pages staff secretly had anything to do with those changes, I humbly thank you for any support you may have offered. But either way, I was willing to stick it out, and did it mostly because of the wonderful friends and fans I had made on Hub Pages.

Those people who were probably less savvy than I with HTML, marketing, writing, or any number of things, they were still coming to comment and read my work. It was something that warmed my heart, healed my artistic pride, and taught me an old lesson over again, it is not about your art as an artist, but it is about the fans who make your art come alive. If nobody comes to read your work, well then you are just an artist. Being lucky enough to have earned the respect and kindness of really loyal readers like Hub Pages nurtures, that was a gift I was not willing to throw away casually. The people I had engaged in friendship, readership, even the ones who felt it was their mission to mock or criticize my work, all were important. Everyone of those souls were now special to me and I would go down protecting them if need be. My enemies and friends on Hub Pages were equally comrades in my heart, so this is why I write here to this day.

Although now that I am making a little money, it is even sweeter. It is not about the money, it is not about having your name on the search engines, but that you...

"...Keep on Hubbing..."

Those of you who know me, will also be aware of my personal motto and catch phrase on Hub Pages. I use it when ever I comment back to anyone and it has become something that has stuck with me. Because it expresses how I feel about writing, art and is what I want on my headstone someday. Or at least somewhere under my name. This little hub goes out to all of the friends I have made here and all of my loyal fans that are not mentioned, but are in my heart on Hub Pages. - Blake4d

To Everyone on Hub Pages... I am your biggest fan...

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bborrello 4 years ago from Oregon, USA

I needed this just now...thanks.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Good to know that. I'm still hubbing despite very low returns for those exact same reasons. Thanks for sharing.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx so much BB an AW. Glad that you got that groovy feeling from this hub. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Did I read that right??? Under "Blake4d", Not the one under the Hubber's name, the one above) do I see the F word?? Tell me I'm wrong, please.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Actually it is a reworking of the copyright symbol instead of the letter C. So it is a symbol not the word itself. I have used it for a long time, as I am against copyright laws. But it is something I have used for sometime now. It says copyright on the lowest line. And a picture of the angel Gabriel to the left. Take it as you will, no offense to you or anyone personally. But I have used it since I first got censored by Google for using the word Prostitute when interviewing a woman about the sex trade. I had my Google Adsense cut off and other idiocy over that wonderful, but forever censored article. Thanx for taking time to read and comment. Keep on Hubbing. Fu*k Copyright. Blake4d


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

Great work, you have expressed how I and apparently many of us here feel about HubPages. I am not new to writing, but an infant in terms of sharing my writing with anyone. I have made no money from writing yet, but the joy of knowing people are reading what I write is inspiring, and keeps me coming back.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Excellent to hear that from you dmop. I think everyone has some common veins that bring us to write on various sites, including Hubpages. Glad to have you here and thank you for your kind words. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

Blake you are a true good soul, which I already know. A true honour to be in this hub

Thank you

:P


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Here I am just reading and stumble upon me in the hub. Blake that is so sweet and to kind. How kind-hearted you are and what a beautifully written hub. I didn't anticipate this at all. I had seen all of the wonderful faces and I give them thumbs up too! Keep up the great work. Thumbs up and voted.:)


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx KG and AE. You are both great hearts and minds within the Hub writers. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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BeatsMe 4 years ago

Great hub and nice motto you have about hubbing. :)


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanx BM. Appreciate your comment and reading my hub. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Yes you KG. KOH. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

YEH!!!!!!!!!

Keep on humping!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Jeep on Thumping, Beep on Lumping, Deep on Bumping...Love ya KG. KOH. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

glad no dumping....keeping on that is!

KOH-kim olympic hubber


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Sweep up Something. KOH. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

go to sleep or else! lol


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Not until you pull your pants up and your head out of my lap. I have nothing better to do. And you can't sleep or keep your hands off my hubs. LMAO. xoxo Love ya KG. KOH. Blake4d


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

OMG. KOH. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

OMG again? ugh

OK up I go!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Sorry KG but that is going down, do you need help? LOL. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

LMFAO

oh poop upside down again!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


Lyrics 4 years ago

in stitches

Keep that humour going and I'll die!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Ok Lyrics, will do. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

gotta love flashlights, 3 flashes

your turn


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Need more batteries. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

Im out too, what to do?


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Solar power, oh wait, is there sunlight this time of year in Canada? LMAO. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

no sun, just big moose, still sent you one, did you get it-it was a girl :P


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

A moosette? Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

no, for your hair, and my picture should be huge

I know you know it

Keep on moosing


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

I need antlers. KOH. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

No don't buy them, they kill your mate when you least expect it, unless that's what you want to do. It will always look like an accident. A tampon on the mattress will help your defence - just saying.............


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

ya you really do but loose the lanterns dude.


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

I need a moose


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

You should go read my vampire kids hub. It needs some attention drawn to it, plus I think about drinking a bloody moose anymore and I will have to get a passport. LOL

Keep on Moosecalling KG. Blake4d


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MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

. . . setting my poem aside - I'm going moose hunting.


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

OMG NO!!!!!!! Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

blake baby attention is on its way as soon as I get this moose off me 'k?


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

hey did you delete my comment?

OMG OH NO!


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

No I did not delete anyone. I was just delayed and out of order approving them, You should try getting on all fours and backing up into the moose. It has been known to have amazing effects on wildlife. Oh wait that wasn't moose. Maybe you should show the moose your rack?

Too soon?

Hmmmm

Are moose afraid of Candians? Tell him your a Cereal Killer. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

Moose are a huge problem for eating our Killer Cereals, but can't type, on all fours, sorry buddy, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta moo


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

OMG NO another moose looking pretty curious

blake call for help 1-800-kill-moose

only if I'm not back in a half hour


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

your comments are taking elicit forms of moose poop whats going on?


kimberlyslyrics 4 years ago

ps the moose wasn't impressed with my rack *sigh*


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Well I think the moose must have a vision problem. Maybe it is one of those chocolate moose. Try sticking a spoon in them. I called the number it said " Leave a Moosage. "

So I said

Keep on Hubbing

Blake4d


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Joy56 4 years ago

hi i so enjoyed this, and met lots of old friends in this hub...... brilliant


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mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

Wow, Blake! Thanks for the mention. I don't even know how I ended up here when I was trying to find one of my lost hubs haha. Kimberly's avatar isn't nearly as pretty with the grey hatman on it in place of her cool pic and I am saddened not to see her on HP anymore. I'm glad you're still hubbing and writing here and everywhere on the net... miss you - tryin' to be here more these past few weeks so I can catch up on things.

KOH U Rock mwah!


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blake4d 2 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings Author

Thanks everyone. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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