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Good luck Simone!

  1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 3 years ago

    Best of luck to you in your new ventures. So sad to see you go. I'll miss your bubbly full of entusiasm ways.
    regards Zsuzsy

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It is certainly a loss. We lost Ryan, Jason and now Simone, but we lost them to good endeavors. Here's hoping to gain another leader with charisma, charm, and uncanny ability.

      Zsuzsy Bee - I still think of you as the Empress of North America and the delightful Judge Bee. How are the duckies and your son's grocery? It's awfully nice to see you online.

      1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
        Zsuzsy Beeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hiya Patty how are you? My coke bottle bottoms (disguised as glasses) are finally back. We (my eyes and I) were given the okay to be moderately active on the 'puter again so naturally Hubpages was my first stop... My duckies and chicken are doing well. They helped me through the longest  15 months of my life, I can't imagine what I would have done without my barn babies. My son's store is doing really great. Thank you for asking. Everything okie-dokie with you?

        Can't believe we're going to be losing Simone too.  Gotta go and check out what new thing she's planning on getting off the ground.

        talk to you later

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Simone's business looks like a large endeavor that is going to help many business start ups and the world of online business overall. And, Simone is very entertaining. I signed up for information and such; one never knows what opportunity may lie in wait (in a positve way).

          I'm fine and glad your flocks and son's grocery are as well.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Zsuzsy Bee, I second Patty inglish, MS' delight to see you again. Thank you so much for the kind words and wishes!!

    3. joanveronica profile image89
      joanveronicaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Good luck Simone, and God Bless! I will miss you very much! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to participate on the Welcome Waggon, that was a privilege! See you soon!

  2. vocalcoach profile image94
    vocalcoachposted 3 years ago

    Didn't know you were leaving.  Gee - it's not going to be the same without you.  You've done so much for all of us here at hubpages - always helpful with your answers to our many questions.  Wishing you all the best and never forgetting you!

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 3 years ago

    Very excited for you in your new venture, Simone.
    Congratulations on following your dream.
    You and your trademark bow will be greatly missed here at HP.

  4. Barbara Kay profile image84
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    Good luck in whatever you are pursuing now. You were a great mentor.

  5. lobobrandon profile image82
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    She was the only staff member that I've interacted with apart from Ruddie, gonna miss you here on the forums and definitely the short and fun blog posts too smile Good luck on your new venture and whatever you pursue henceforth.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    Thank you , Simone for all the help you have given to us.

  7. SoundNFury profile image84
    SoundNFuryposted 3 years ago

    Good luck and best wishes for the future!  You were a great part of HubPages!

  8. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 3 years ago


    (First, Simone, forgive the bad artwork.  As they say, it's the thought that's supposed count.  hmm    Somehow, a few words don't seem enough when, I think, just about how anyone on this site has seen the kind of effort and graciousness and "sunny-ness" you've put into this community.)  (Of course, I know that with the exception of the fine stick art of Mark Ewbie, a home-made picture is pretty juvenile; but - my goodness - I can only imagine what you (and others at HP) have been dealing with over the last couple of years.)   I could have found something like a clip-art glass of champagne or clip-art cake or clip-art shamrocks (or something like that), but that goes back to that "thought-that-counts" thing.

    That thought I just mentioned is, "Wishing you the sunniest of success and brightest of futures."  (The thing with "See-You-Later's" is that they're best sunny and sparkly - because, after all, that's what deciding to go after our dreams is supposed to be too.   Everything else aside (and I know you don't need me to say what so many others have said in other ways), the efforts and graciousness you've put in here have far from gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      OH MY GAWD SPARKLES!! Lisa HW, I am flipping out over this portrait. I LOVES IT MUCHLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!101010100001100

      Thank you so much for the kind wishes and compliment!! I am truly honored.

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The graphic is beautiful!

  9. Thelma Alberts profile image81
    Thelma Albertsposted 3 years ago

    Good luck Simone! I wish you the best of everything that you are going to do. Thanks for the great help you have given to us. We will be missing you! God bless you;-)

  10. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image92
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    Simone - I wish for you the best of success; I hope you exceed even your own dreams, because everyone here knows you are capable of that, and more.  Thanks for being such a friendly, funny and level-headed Camp Counselor to all of us. You've always been there (even at 6am Central Time, on the Forum). 

    I've already signed up for Gigaverse - can't wait to see where you and your partner take it.  I'm convinced all of us who have been fortunate enough to be part of the Simone Era on HubPages will brag to others in the future that "We knew her back then!" 

    BTW - I'm saving a seat of honor for you at Whole Foods in Austin.  Don't forget to be here for every single SXSW to come!

  11. ologsinquito profile image93
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Simone, best of luck. You'll be greatly missed here.

  12. Jordan Hake profile image85
    Jordan Hakeposted 3 years ago

    Good luck with your new plans, Simone!  Thanks for all the help you've given us!  Enjoy your Gigaverse adventure!

  13. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 3 years ago

    Thank you so much, everyone!

    Your words of praise and encouragement have really moved me.

    More so have I been inspired to take this leap because of the own leap you have taken as online content creators and entrepreneurs- it's really what inspired Gigaverse, the business I am leaving to start.

    I can't even begin to express how much I will miss working with you, but I'll definitely be seeing you around! The internet is vast, but surprisingly intimate. I look forward to keeping in touch! big_smile

  14. ComfortB profile image83
    ComfortBposted 3 years ago

    Hubpages wouldn't be the same without you Simone. I love how you always pop in to offer your advice here and there.

    I'll sure miss those hats/bonnets, but I know you must follow you path. Wish you the best. smile

  15. Vlorsutes profile image91
    Vlorsutesposted 3 years ago

    I wish you the very best of luck in what you do in the future Simone. You've done so much for this site, moreso than I can even begin to list, and I'm sure I'm not the only one to respect and appreciate all you've done. You'll be missed.

  16. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 3 years ago

    I miss you already, Simone. sad sad sad sad

    Good luck, good health, God bless you
    That’s all my heart can say
    Good luck, good health, God bless you
    And guide you on your way
    No matter where you wander
    As long as we’re apart
    Good luck, good health, God bless you and keep you
    And keep "us hubbers" still in your heart

  17. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 3 years ago

    Good luck Simone

    I really enjoyed meeting you in London and hope that this is the career break that you have been waiting for. Just remember to take care of yourself- all work and no play is not good!

    Best wishes  Julie

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 3 years ago

    Good luck Simone, this seems like a great opportunity for you.

  19. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    We will miss you, Simone!     Something for you. smile


    Congrats on the big move and best to you!  You're destined for the stars. 
    I'm certain you're going to be missed at HP HQ.

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    GoldenThreadPressposted 3 years ago

    Simone: It has been great working with you. You have always been on top of what is going on at HP. You have been the "ear" of Hubbers and you will be sorely missed. That being said, I wish you the best of luck in your new venture. It sounds like it will accentuate the skills that you have gained by working at HP and you will be able to affect the futures of even more online writers. Best Regards to your Future!--Deb

  21. noellenichols profile image97
    noellenicholsposted 3 years ago

    Good luck Simone!

    Thank you for all of your kind words, encouragement and help in the Apprenticeship program. It's really been such a great experience and I've learned so much. Your critiques and advice have done wonders to my online writing.

    I know Gigaverse is going to be awesome! Best of luck in everything you do. smile

  22. Kathryn Stratford profile image92
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 3 years ago

    I didn't know Simone was leaving!
    Simone, I hope your business thrives! We'll miss you.

  23. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image71
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 3 years ago


    I'm sorry to see you go but happy for you and wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors.  You will be sorely missed.


    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 years ago in reply to this


  24. moonlake profile image88
    moonlakeposted 3 years ago

    Good luck. We will miss you.

  25. Silva Hayes profile image95
    Silva Hayesposted 3 years ago

    Wish you the best in your new endeavor!  Thanks for all your help and encouragement.

  26. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Simone, I just plugged "gigaverse" into Google. Looks like Google is already giving you a hard time... Bing and Yahoo already have you as #1. Just what is Google's problem anyway...? Hopefully by July, Google will have gotten itself straightened out. For those who haven't already visited, here is Simone's new address: http://www.gigaverse.com/ .