Wow! I Can't Believe this is my 50th Hub!

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My Blogging Career

Well, I've seen that most people dedicate their 50th Hub to writing about their 50 Hubs and talking about what they've learned and such so... since those are the experts, I'm going to do the same. So... where do I start?

Let's see... well... for one, I LOVE HUBPAGES. The above picture says that I love blogging, but the truth is, I love Hubbing (don't tell the other blogsites).

I currently have blogs on the following sites:

Blogspot

Xanga

Vox

However, the contents is more-or-less the same and, honestly, I created them to drive traffic to HubPages.

HubPages is my new Facebook. When I first joined Facebook, I was on there ALL THE TIME. I was addicted... Just as I'm addicted to HubPages now.

Because of HubPages, not only have I made other blog site accounts but I made a Twitter account, which I vowed not to make because... well, I don't really like Twitter. The only thing I do is post the URLs to my Hubs. What can I say?

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Making Lot$ of Moolah?

The answer to my heading question is: NO. No, I am not making a lot of money on HubPages. So far, one person has purchased something from my Hub but ask me how much money I made from that. Come on, make a guess.

That's right: not a penny! Oh well (*sigh*).

With Google Adsense, I have made a little over $10, but there's a hold on it right now so we'll see how that goes.

Luckily, I'm not really doing this for the money, although money will be nice, very nice. Lord knows I need it. I just love to write and until recently, I haven't had the guts to share my writing with anyone except my mother.

What Brought me to HubPages

Quite simple. I saw an ad on the sidebars while playing PetVille on Facebook and I thought, Let me just try this out.

What Made Me Stay

I wasn't much of an "advertising writer". I really love writing fictional stories (realistic fiction mostly). I decided to post a chapter of a story from my "archives". It was a story that I chose not to complete a long time ago. I posted the first chapter but I wasn't confident enough to leave it up there, so I took it down.

I decided to take another approach. I looked into my story archives again and pulled out the beginnings of Thespian Lane. In my senior year in highschool, I had written out a complete outline for a story (Thespian Lane). I wrote an introduction and an ending. I've wanted to finish it throughout my first year of college but that didn't happen.

So, during my finals, I started working on some chapters and after posting chapter 2, I met my HubPages guardian angel.

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"Friends" I've Made

I want to say I've made friends on HubPages but in reality, I don't really KNOW any of my HubPages "friends". However, they were kind enough to me (and still are) to be called friends.

This first person I have to mention was one of my first followers. I would never forget the first comment I received on the second chapter of my Thespian Lane Serial.

"Following my lead? It is nice to have company in the Serial world. Hopefully our work will be good enough that we won't be called "Serial Killers!" (HA HA)

I like this and will be back to read the following ones."

You would not believe how thrilled I was with that response. Then I received an email from this person, giving me tips on making capsules and forming groups for my writings. Next thing I was being told how to make an Adsense account. Next thing this person as linking my serial Hubs to his... and teaching me about the RSS feed.

This person has made me feel right at home at HubPages and I have to mention him first and thank him.

Thank you so much Dobson! You're the best and your serial Jenny's Life is a great read!

The next person I have to thank is marvalousnj... because she is the woman who gave birth to me! (Yes, I'm letting the cat out of the bag). :D Another one of my dedicated followers, she joined HubPages just to keep up with me. Thank you marvalousnj. You need to write more Hubs, mother dear!

Following behind Dobson and marvalousnj, is my buddy LizzyBoo. She had the courtesy to personally thank me in an e-mail for commenting on her Hubs. Afterward we became pen-pals. From what I have learned from her, she is a very kind hearted person and if I knew her in person she would be a good friend. Thanks for being my pen-pal, LizzyBoo!

Nellieanna Hay, your poetry has inspired me just as it has inspired many others. Thank you and keep up the wonderful work! I just had to mention you. =)

And now for my most dedicated followers and commenters (I know that's not a word):

drbj is one of my most dedicated readers. I'm grateful for your comments, drbj!

Ainehannah, you haven't been on HubPages in a while but I'm still waiting for the continuation of your story (which I was enjoying) and I thank you for commenting on mine.

Marijanareynders you have a gift for weaving words into stories so gracefully. I read some of your writings more than once. ;)

Shil1978 I appreciate you commenting on my writings and I love the responses you give me when I comment on yours.

Lady_E, thank you not for only commenting on many of my hubs but for introducing me to Xomba (a blog bookmarking site).

I had the opportunity to also talk with Denise Handlon via e-mail and she seems like a very nice person. :D I enjoy her Hubs and her comments on mine.

Silverfoxygirl108 is one of my newer friends and someone I've spoken with through e-mail. She's new to HubPages and has started a serial of her own. Good luck, Silverfoxygirl108!

SimoneSmith contacted me via e-mail for my opinion on a topic and I'm not sure if she knows how much I appreciated that so... I appreciated it, SimoneSmith!

I'm almost done people... hang in there... whew, I'm getting tired.

Okay...

My two newest followers are awesome, especially in the area of supporting my Thespian Lane serial.

dallas93444, I was thrilled when I saw your comments on my last few chapters of Thespian Lane. Thank you so much.

ACSutliff, not only are you supporting me, but you've linked some of my Hubs to your wonderful serial. Thank you so much!

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Fan mail I would never Forget

The fan mail that starqueen13 left me made me laugh.

"cool i cant wait to read some of your stories! and...lol my name is Kimberly too"

After reading that, I contacted starqueen and we started chatting. We chatted until about 3 AM. I was happy to have someone my age on HubPages... and with the same name as me. Haha. So, thank you, starqueen, for being so funny.

This fan mail really made me feel like a celebrity:

"I am stuck on your hubs! Where have you been hiding? You're a Great asset to the Hubpages community. How long have you been writing? Writing seems to come naturally for you, it's like your talking just to me. I bookmarked your hubpage (I want to read them all!!) and I Just Joined Your Fan Club, Would Love You to Join My Fan Club as well so we can keep in touch. Til then,

Kadmiels"

Thank you Kadmiels!

Another touching fan mail I really appreciated was from englightenedsoul

"You have a new loyal fan now. You have all the qualities to be a successful hubber and you are already a successful newbie. I am amazed at your productivity. Will follow you closely and if you ever need help with anything let me know."

I appreciate it, enlightenedsoul!

Gramarye's fan mail also made me laugh. Are you all ready for this:

"Shih tzu owners unite!"

Once I read that I was literally LOL-ing. Yes, Gramarye, Shih tzu owners unite! Thank you for supporting my updated on Xena: My Warrior Puppy.

What I Like and Don't Like About "The Pages"

For those followers I failed to mention, I'm so sorry. I do feel that I'm forgetting some very important people but I want you all to know that I appreciate everything!

What I like about The Pages:

  • The family-like community that has been built here
  • The compliments that people are always willing to give
  • The opportunities to expand one's knowledge.
  • Reading the work of people from all over the world... and reading their feedback as well.
  • The ability it gives me to share what I love, writing.

What I don't like about The Pages:

  • The people who abuse these pages, who use it for their own selfish purposes (such as advertising themselves as available to "hook up" with other people)
  • Those who "dirty" the pages with rude remarks and uncalled for comments.
  • Those who take every moment they have to degrade and put others down (and there is one hubber in particular who constantly does that).

Sometimes I wish I can flag people simply for being so nasty but... hey, that's life.


To Conclude this extremely long Hub

I hope I didn't bore anyone. Once again, sorry to those who I may have forgotten. I can't help that think I forgot someone and now I'm sort of thinking that I should not have called out to specific people because I may have caused others to feel left out.

To mention a few of my other followers (specifically, those who have left fan mail):

elayne001

lorlie6 - Oh my goodness, lorlie, you've also been a dedicated follower (and commenter) thank you very much!

CMCastro - You've also been a dedicated follower. Thanks much!

billyaustindillon

Joni Douglas

oscillationatend - thank you for your technological help!

Mighty Mom

bayoulady


I have to mention a friend of mine who I convinced to join HubPages. Her username is Zannie10. She only has one Hub so far but I wish her the best of luck on HubPages!

Thank you all for the support. I appreciate it more than words can say! I look forward to another 50 Hubs on HubPages!

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marvalousnj 6 years ago from Central Jersey USA

You are just too much..... saying thanks is truly awesome. People should know that they are appreciated. I will always be your supporter.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, woman who gave birth to me! I will always be your supporter too!


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

Congratulations! I'm glad to read your hubs and look forward to reading more.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, Sky!


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ACSutliff 6 years ago

50 hubs! In two months! Wow!!! That is an amazing accomplishment. I only wish I could make time to read more! People follow you and support you for many reasons! Your writing, your strong character, and your passion for what you do. I'm glad I found you!

Way to go, K!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Yes, 50 hubs in 2 months. People probably think I have no life. Haha. Don't worry people, I do! Thank you so much for your kind response, AC. I'm glad I found you as well! Thank you.


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Zannie10 6 years ago

Thank you so much for the mention!! Congratulations on your 50th Hub!! You are a great writer, no amazing writer! Keep up the fantastic work! :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

You're welcome, Zannie. I should have put your mention in caps and bold letters so you can get followers. Haha. Thanks for the complement. You're making me blush. :D


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starqueen13 6 years ago from Houston, Tx

Thanks :) and cant wait till i get to comment on your "wow i cant believe this is my 100th hub!" haha


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Starqueen - LOL. I can't even think about that right now, Kim. Whoo... This Hub took a lot of energy out of me as it is. HAHA. My 100th hub will be 100 words ONLY. hehe. Thanks for commenting and being a funny person (as I mentioned).


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gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

Congratulations on your 50th hub. It astounding that you have made a hub score of 100 so early in your time on hubpages. Keep up the good writing. (About time for a puppy update also)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, gramarye. I'm surprised about the 100 as well. It's time for a puppy update from me or from you? I'm looking forward to one from you.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

You should have said 50 HIGH QUALITY HUBS!

THERE>>>>>I said it for you!

Congrats! Proud to be your fan!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hi, bayoulady! Aww, you've just made me blush... stop it! hehe. Thank you so much!


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Crazywriterchik 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

High five to 50 hubs in 2 months! That's fantastic... You are a wonderful writer and I'm happy that I decided to follow you... I look forward to reading more of your hubs :D


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Bravo, K, for reaching that '50' mark. (Trust me, when you reach it in your chronological age you may not be celebrating in the same way, LOL). CONGRATS, Congrats, congrats. Whew! I cannot even imagine trying to keep up with you-had no idea this accomplishment happened in just 2 months. You're a sweetheart for mentioning me, thank you. Looking forward to seeing you reach your next 50. Yahoo!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you so much, CWC! Thank you for reading!

Hi, Denise! Lol, I can't talk for my future 50-year-old self. Thanks for celebrating with me! :D


CMCastro 6 years ago

Your enthusiasm about hubpages has inspired me to write more.I'm just praying to have time in my busy schedule to read Thespian Lane series. I am so glad to connect. You read my hubs and I read yours, its so much fun. I have something to smile about. Kaltopsyd, please never stop writing!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hello, CM! Thank you so much. I'm glad I can inspire people. It IS fun to connect, isn't it? :) Don't worry, I'll never stop writing. I'm addicted to it.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

50 great hubs - a wonderful heartfelt tribute to the friends and other writers in your community - I like forward to more writing :)


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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Congrats on the 50th hub! It has been such a pleasure reading your work. Here's to 50 more!!


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silverfoxygirl108 6 years ago

50 hubs in two months! Congradulations!!!! All of them are, no doubt, more than a pleasure to read! Thank you for being such a great writer!


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Shil1978 6 years ago

Kim, thanks for mentioning me - very thoughtful of you!! I've seen you start with 0 hubs, so I am just so happy that you've reached 50 and this quick!! An awesome achievement really!!

Your enthusiasm is worthy of admiration. You are just one well-oiled hub machine!! Keep em coming Kim :)


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englightenedsoul 6 years ago

Congratulations Kim on your 50th Hub. And thanks for the honor. I am sure you will write hundreds of hubs in times to come. I know I have said it before, but would say it again. You really are a talented and successful hubber. I wish you all the success.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Oh my goodness! So many comments; I don't know how to begin thanking you all!

~*~billyaustindillon: thank you too for supporting me!

~*~SimoneSmith: Thanks a bunch!

~*~Thanks for thanking me for "being a great writer". :D That's so nice.

~*~Shil: you don't have to thank me for mentioning you. You really have been supportive! I have to laugh at being the "well-oiled hub machine."

~*~enlightenedsoul: thank you, thank you, thank you! :)


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Happy 50 hub celebration, dear! :) I am not yet reading your series but I will start it soon. Sound really interesting.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, Freya! I'd love you you to read my serial. Thank you for coming over to read this Hub and for commenting!


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

50 wonderful hubs by a wonderful writer. I find sound information and passion within your works. Glad to be a fan, and I look forward to further high quality reading from your work always!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

K9keystrokes, you're one of my newer followers but you've also been supportive. Thank you too for your support! I appreciate it! :D


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hubs like these make me smile. We all have our wonderful journeys on Hubpages and it is great to read your journey here. To more hubs!!! Blessings!


kims3003 6 years ago

Wonderful hub - again really shows the truly genuine and caring and loving person you are. Seems more difficult to find people like you in today's society. It is such so refreshing when finding people like yourself. Beautiful writing style and definitely very talented.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

ripplemaker, I'm glad my hub can make you smile. Thanks for the blessings!

Kim, you comment really means a lot. Thank you so much for saying that I'm genuine and caring. Thank you!


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katrinasui 6 years ago

Congratulations!.....Keep up the good work..


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hello, katrinasui. Thank you!


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Gratz on hub 50. Keep em comin' :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, John!!!


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sammyfiction 6 years ago from Australia

Congratulations :) I like reading your hubs, they are very informative and the stories that you have put up are good :)

Thanks for the comments on my hubs, I will continue shortly! haha :)


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Hi, Sammy! Thanks for stopping by. You don't have to thank me for the comments on your Hubs. :)


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Well done Kimberly! Go lady go!

I enjoy your Hubs.

Love and peace

Tony


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thanks, Tony! You made me laugh with this comment! And I'm glad you enjoy my Hubs! =)


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Pratonix 6 years ago from Asia

You were the first person to really encourage me. You have a good heart. God bless you!

I've been here only for 20 hours or so, but if it was not for your encouragement I would have wound up my brief stint on HubPages. I am not able to find many people who appreciate poetry on this site. And the level of poetry is not really that high.

But what is important is to find honest, sincere, genuine, warm-hearted people on a social networking site, and you are one of them!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Wow, Pratonix. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. That really means a lot. Stick around and you'll soon find that there are many lovers of poetry and gifted poets on this site. I did enjoy your poetry. That poem about Trig made me laugh.

Thank your for the blessings and the wonderful comment. I appreciate it. Enjoy your time her on HubPages and best of luck to you!


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

I am honored to be mentioned in your 50th hub, Kimberly. I am very happy to be able to help you get established, but it was your hard work and dedication that make you so successful here. Your personality jumps off the screen when reading your work. I am honored to call you my friend! Good work on this hub and keep excelling!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, thank you and THANK YOU, Dobson! I'm glad you finally saw my 50th Hub dedication. I was waiting for that moment. I had to publicly honour you. hehe.

Thank you for the compliment as well. You're too kind. :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

A very lovely Hub to read. (I'm so sorry I hadn't read this one yet). I saw your Cute Puppy Hubs and clicked straight on them. Thanks for the mention. :)

I hope you are enjoying writing and Adsense is growing. Best Wishes, Elena.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

HAha thanks Lady E. Don't worry about it. Adsense isn't really growing (hopefully it would) but I do enjoy writing.


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LizzyBoo 6 years ago from Czech Republic

Hello Kim,

Do not ask me How I found this hub coz I am not a good liar! I found myself on your list of people you met on hubpages. Kim it is my bad habit to contact people throught their emails. lol Sometimes I rather say what I think in emails rather then openly as my confidence of explaining things is pretty zero.

Well I loved your hubs from the first time I found you exist. You had to show up in my hub to find you! Thank you for jumping into my hubs.

I red many of yours hubs. I found you are close to me as you are using the same tools as me. Firstly you are using your heart! I love hubs with heart in it. Many of your hubs are filled up with joy for the subject you writing about. You are kind and you keep the comunnity up. You are the one of those great hubbers Who keep comments a lot in other hubs. It is a hard work to keep reading all. For that I adore you!

I am glad I was able to meet you and these days you making me happy everyday. You are fresh inspiration for hubpages people and you did such a lot work in such a small time.

Thank you very much for being the light, soul and spirit on hubpages! Remember God love you and we love you too!!!!

ps: do not worry about the adsense-you are a real star!!

LizzyBoo


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Lizzy, you know that you are dear to my heart and your comment certainly means a lot to me. My mind is a little scrambled from your touching comment so forgive me if I hop all over the place as I respond.

I'm glad to have met someone with such a good heart as you have. I won't put all the personal stuff on here because the's just uncalled for in a public comment (*wink wink*). I'm so happy to see you back here and commenting again!

Thanks for telling me about all the Hubs you've read (without commenting). I appreciate it more than you know. Now... I have more to say so... back to MSN messenger I come. lol.

P.S. Thanks! Forget adsense! I have friends like you. Priceless! hehe.


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LizzyBoo 6 years ago from Czech Republic

Kim You have nothing to thank me. If it was not you I will not be on hubpages today. You know my situation and you helped me a lot over a few days. I really enjoy your writing! I am really speechless when I think you really made me to come back! You have an inner power to make people think whille reading your hubs!

LizzyBoo


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

I am SOOO GLAD I was able to make you come back! If I couldn't convince you I would've felt pretty bad. I don't know who I would've felt worse for. You or myself. :)


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LizzyBoo 6 years ago from Czech Republic

Hmm oki I do understand the first sentence. The rest I will pretend I understood. Now, I am going to make more bombs around so see you later!


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

lol. Okay, Lizzy. Ahoj!


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Congrats for this ..That's really great


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kaltopsyd 4 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA Author

Thank you, htodd! :)

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