It's My HubPages 2 Year Anniversary: Thank You to All My Fellow Hubbers!

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I've been a member of HubPages for 2 years now so this hub is long and terribly overdue. Lately I have been thinking a lot about how important it is for me to thank all of you who have taken the time to read my hubs, comment on my hubs, send fan mail, answer questions I have asked, etc.. HubPages is the best community of people I've ever had the pleasure to be a part of because so many of you have been genuinely helpful and truly seem to care. I've never found such a wonderful group of supportive people! I'm going to tell on myself a little bit here...In the past, it has been difficult sometimes for me to stick to something over such a long period of time but here at HubPages it has been easy and a large part of the reason for that is because of all the great people I've met and continue to meet here. Being able to make a little money is great too but the people here have proven to be much more of a blessing than I ever anticipated. If something happened that I couldn't come back to HubPages, I think it would be very difficult for me.

Wonderful and Suppotive Hubbers from Day One

There are a few people in particular I would like to mention. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE forgive me if I miss someone.....I promise it isn't intentional. There have been SO MANY wonderful and helpful people here that it's been hard to keep track of everyone.

The first ones that come to mind are a few hubbers who have been commenting on my hubs from day one and still comment to this day. To these fellow hubbers I say a special thank you:

RTalloni- I remember you from day one... I love when I "see" you in the comments of my hubs. You have come up with some really neat ideas that I would have never thought of.. I have also enjoyed reading your crafting hubs as well! Thank you and hugs :)

Kashmir56- You are another who has been here from day one. I have appreciated being able to get to know you a bit and it was neat to learn that we had some things in common. I always love reading your comments. Thank you and hugs :)

agusfanani- I remember you very clearly from day one as well! I appreciate that we share a love for recycling things and making them into crafts. You have always been a loyal commenter to my hubs and I truly appreciate it! Thank you and hugs :)

I am quite sure that I may be forgetting some people here... if so, again please forgive me! If you do belong in this group, you know who you are and I truly thank you. I will update this hub if I happen to think of any people who were not mentioned and should have been.

There were also many who helped me when I asked questions in forums or I would contact them with questions and they would explain things to me that I didn't understand when I was a new hubber. I actually had a notepad file with some names on it just for the purpose of knowing who to thank when I wrote this hub but have lost it of course! I wish I could remember each and every single person.. but if you are reading this hub, you know who you are and I TRULY thank you :)

Hubbers I've Met Along the Way...

There are several wonderful hubbers I've met along the way who have left an impression on me one way or the other....

randomcreative- Rose, you blow me away with your craft and teaching hubs, you always inspire me! You are a talented teacher, crafter and writer for sure. Another thing I want to say is thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my hubs- I always love "seeing" you. Thank you again and hugs :)

sunshine625- Linda, I knew I would like you as soon as I read one of your Casey Anthony hubs.. :) You were hilarious! You are very popular here and I can definitely see why... I have always admired your outgoing personality and your cheerfulness. If there is one person here on HubPages that I would love to be more like, it would be you. Thank you and hugs :)

billybuc- Bill- I appreciate your honest and truthful hubs, I can tell that you are really trying to help people and make a difference and you continually remind me of those things I have no business forgetting- ever. Thank you and hugs :)

Jeannieinabottle- Girl you are so funny! I love reading your hubs.. you are such a talented writer and you always make me chuckle. I think we are around the same age so I think that is one of the reasons I relate with you so well. Thank you and hugs :)

sunbun143- Sunny- Thank you for all of your super nice comments on my craft hubs.. I love that we have crafting in common. I won't forget that you downloaded some of my free prinables (St. Patrick's Day cupcake picks!) and you were kind enough to send a photo of how you used them. It's things like that that make the time and effort creating those printables worth it. Also, you say that I have inspired you but I think you have inspired me ever more :) I am really happy that we met here. Thank you and hugs :)

teaches12345- You have commented on a good many of my hubs... and I am grateful for each and every one! I enjoy your yummy recipe hubs and the ones you have written about children and how to enrich their lives and help them emotionally and mentally to be the best they can be. You have helped me better understand and do things with my 4 year old son. Thank you and hugs :)

Au fait - For all of the wonderful comments on my hubs, I truly thank you. I enjoy all the creative ideas you have shared in my comments as well. Your hubs are awesome... I always enjoy reading them! When I think of your hubs, I think "thought provoking" and you bring out great points... They really help me to keep an open mind about things. Thank you and hugs :)

moonlake- What a creative person you are... I really do enjoy reading your hubs! I particularly enjoy the ones about vintage furniture, re-purposing and things like that. Also, I "see" you often and appreciate your visits and lovely comments! Thank you and hugs :)

carol7777- You are one of the newer hubbers I've been having fun getting to know.. It's always a treat to read your comments and I love reading your hubs as well. One thing that struck me about you was your honesty and how you open up here in your hubs about real issues in your life. I also enjoy your food hubs too! Thank you and hugs :)

Glimmer Twin Fan- I have enjoyed reading your comments on my hubs lately.. and love visiting your hubs as well.. Craft hubs are my most favorite hubs.. it's always nice to meet fellow crafters here and I look forward to many more of your hubs! Thank you and hugs :)

DeborahNeyens- I had to update this and add your name.. of course, I knew I would forget some people! You have have commented on a good many of my hubs as well.. I really do appreciate your support.. Thank you and Hugs :)

Again, I am sure I'm forgetting some people here.. but it's not intentional and will certainly add you as you all come to mind :)

An apology....and a bit about me....

Since I've opened my account here, I have been lucky to have so many nice people who have visited and commented on my hubs, some of them multiple times. So recently I have been thinking about it and feel bad that maybe I haven't returned the favor enough or as much as I should have or maybe I missed some people completely. For a while it was hard to keep track of everyone and I didn't have enough time to visit the hubs of each and every person who left a comment on my hubs but I have always done my best to reply to each and every comment I've received letting the commenter know how grateful I am that they took the time to comment. Another thing I try to do is when I notice the same person commenting multiple times, I always try to go and check out their hubs and comment as much as I can as well.

My learning here at HubPages has come in phases. First I was concerned about writing good hubs, then I focused more on the SEO part of it.. Then I got to the point where I wanted to just write and not worry about any of that so I've been doing that for a while. Recently, I've noticed a lot more sharing by followers so I really want to return the favor. My early experience with AdSense made me scared to do practically anything, especially sharing, so I was afraid for a while. Now it's been over 2 years, it's slowed down. Some of you may notice I comment on a few of your hubs at a point in time and then later a few more. That's because I'm actually having time to get caught up on my digest emails. For a while I couldn't keep up with them and had to delete. Now, I don't delete them if I get behind.. I save them and go through them when I have time.

Also, I would like to share a little bit about myself.... I'm really a very shy person, reserved..with many insecurities (like many of us).. You'd think that since we are online and I don't actually "see" any of you that it would be easy to get in there and get to know people but I still find it difficult to reach out and get to know people but I'm really trying .... so please hang with me! I do find it easier to connect with the crafters here because it's one of my favorite things to do but I would like to branch out a little more.

Here's to another year!

I've grown addicted to HubPages for real... and it would be very odd to me if I couldn't visit here anymore since this site has been in my life now almost daily for the past 2 years. Hopefully, I'll get to know more of you a bit better as time goes by. If you are new here to HubPages and just happen to be reading this hub, I wish you the best of luck here... You will never find a better community of talented writers. If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask... Someone will be happy to help. They always were for me.

Oh, and one more very important thing! A big THANK YOU to the HubPages staff for responding to any issues that I've had and for helping make HubPages into the wonderful place that it is today :)


PS. After reading this back over this, you would think that I've won a Grammy or something, LOL! I have a tendency to get dramatic sometimes but I stand by everything I've said here... I'm just very grateful to be a part of this wonderful community and in all seriousness, I'm grateful for everyone who has been supportive along the way.

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kimberlie33 4 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

Great hub. Happy Anniversary!


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Sharkye11 4 years ago from Oklahoma

Awesome for you! Congratulations on two years! Hope to still be seeing you around for years to come!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Congratulations my friend! You have become a force here on HubPages and early on you were someone I respected and admired. Maybe it's because of a common background we share, but I bonded early with you, and even though many of your hubs are crafty, I still felt it necessary to stop by and support you. :) I even learned a thing or two about crafts from you.

Lastly, thank you for mentioning me. I was a bit surprised by the mention, and I really am grateful and honored that you would single me out.

Best of luck in the future, and I look forward to sharing the next year with you.

bill


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Congratulations. Here is to your future successes.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Jamie, congratulations! I am only closing in on my first year here and have already experienced the benefits you mention. Lots of wonderful people here and many to learn from. You are a great writer and I enjoy your hub posts. I look forward to reading more of your posts this year. BTW, thanks for your mentioning my name here, I am honored. Take care and God bless you.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Jamie, what a wonderful tribute to yoru 2 year experience here and, to the hubbers who welcomed you. Many of them are familiar to me as they did the same for me. I have only been here for 4 months and am just as addicted and endeared to hubpages as you are. I am envious of those who are crafty. I've tried many crafts in my lifetime but I'm not good at any of them. I do love to write though and am trying to develop it into a craft. I have a lot to learn. I do enjoy reading about crafts though and it helps me pretend to be a crafter. lol Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I look forward to reading your hubs in the future.


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sunbun143 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Aww...thanks friend! You're so sweet and so talented a writer, crafter, and mom...you inspire me on so many levels that I am honored to be counted here....You write so well and are able to translate your own crafting into tutorials (something I find VERY difficult)...and your roundups do all the hard work of scouring the internet for awesome ideas to share...so keep it up! One day I'll catch up and write more, but for now, I just love getting my new Jamie hub notifications!


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Congratulations, Jamie. It's been a pleasure following you. I especially enjoy your craft hubs. And you've picked some really great hubbers to pay tribute to here. Best wishes on many more successful years here at Hubpages.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

I have to say I am honored to be included...You know we all love to feel cared about and recognized. I appreciate your honesty in your feelings and thoughts. I always do try to read your hubs...and I think supporting each other is what makes this the best place to write. You are doing a great job and to me it is a pleasure to know you. thank you for all of this..You have made my day..and keep doing that.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary and thank you for the honor of being included in your acknowledgments! It's been neat to see what you come up with next and to share it with others. Thank you for following my work, as well. This hubbing is a continual learning experience and neat people are one of the best parts of the experience.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you kimberlie33 :)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Sharkye11- Thank you! I hope so too :)


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StephSev108 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!!!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

billybuc- Yes, you've been very supportive by stopping by my craft hubs.. thank you so much for that :) I guess the main thing I was thinking about when I listed you was because of how much I LOVE reading your hubs... especially the ones about all the things I learned in AA.. I was around those rooms for 13 years so you've been a blessing to me and remind me of things I tend to forget since I don't really go anymore- though I really should. I have been thinking a lot about writing some hubs about my experience with the alcohol and the steps- some experience, strength and hope kinda stuff. It's good to veer off of crafts now and then and if there's anything else that I would know about just as well as crafts, it's addiction and alcoholism. I just feel that common bond with you.. so thank you!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Mhatter99- Thank you.. and to yours as well :)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

teaches- Thank you and you are so welcome :)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Irc7815- Thank you for your wonderful comment! I can tell just by your comment that you are a great writer and as far as crafts go, I bet you are more creative than you think! I am looking forward to hopping over and checking out some of hubs :) Thank you again!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Sunny! I'm so glad that you enjoy them and find them useful for you :) It's because of people like you that inspire me to keep going and I sincerely thank you for all of your support! So here's to many more hubs... and when you get time to write some more, I'll be right here :0)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

DeborahNeyens- Thank you so much! YOU are one of those I forgot and who should be on that list in this hub..so will be adding you! Thank you so much for all of your visits to my hubs and for being so supportive :)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

carol, I'm so happy that I made your day.. you deserve it! I really have enjoyed reading your hubs and always love to read your comments. You seem to be a go-getter and a real people person to me and I admire that... it's a quality I would love to see more in myself. I can't wait to read your anniversary hub- that year will be here before you know it!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

RTalloni- Thank you and you are welcome for the acknowledgment! You were the first person on the list and for good reason.. I can't thank you enough for supporting my hubs all of this time... and I still remember that make-a-flake snowflake maker website you told me about... I was over there the other day doing snowflakes!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

StephSev108- Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, sending big congrats to you and wishing you many more years here on HP. Thanks so much for mentioning me and all you kind words has well they are truly appreciate ! I always have loved reading all your great craft hubs they are so interesting and informative . Have a great weekend my friend !


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thanks for the shout out! It's been awesome to meet some fellow crafters on HubPages, of course including you. Your hubs continue to inspire me. Congrats on a great two years here!


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Congratulations on your 2 year mark. You have written some terrific hubs. Let's hear it now for Jamie! Applause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is to many more fruitful years publishing here on HubPages!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

kashmir- Thank you! There is no way I couldn't mention you.. you have visited my hubs continuously and have been a true support here. Hope you are having a great week end as well :)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Random... and you are welcome for the shout-out! There's no way that I could not include you.. your hubs are inspiring and some of my favorites. In fact, your wire hanger crafts hub inspired me to do a wreath that I'm going to be sharing soon. I also appreciate your many visits to my hubs:)


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Peggy W- Oh my goodness.. thank you! What a sweet comment...here's to many more fruitful years to you as well :)


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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

Very nice tribute. Gratitude is a beautiful thing. Happy Anniversary!


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

janshares- I am very grateful indeed :) Thank you for dropping by!


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Congratulations Jamie Brock. I'm so grateful and honored that I find you on HP so that I can learn a lot of things from your hubs particularly on those that I have passion, like you said, give added values to used materials through recycling. I pray for your continuing success in your writing journey in years to come. Vote up for this beautiful tribute.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

agusfanani- Thank you :) I am so appreciative of your many visits to my hubs and love that we share that same passion of reusing/recycling materials and making them into things that are valuable and useful. I remember your many visits, starting from when I first signed up. I wish you many more successful years as well!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi Jamie,

I have completed one year on HP, and will be continue to work here this year too. In the past year, I have not only learned so many things but also made good friends.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Regards


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

Congrats to you Vinaya on your 1 year!!! I have had the same experience as you here on HP.. I have learned much and earning a little money is good too.. but the best thing of all, and it was totally unexpected, is all of the nice people I have met here. I hope to be around for a long time. Thank you bunches for dropping by :)


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seanorjohn 4 years ago

Congrats on your two years of creative hubbing. You have a great talent .

Regards Sean.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas Author

seanorjohn- Thank you so very much.. and thank you for stopping by! I hope all is going well for you :)

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