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  1. tfoster47 profile image83
    tfoster47posted 2 years ago

    I joined Hub Pages some time ago, but was never active.  I had been working with Squidoo. I was quite surprised to have found out so abruptly that behind the scenes Squidoo was being sold.  But that's business.

    I have just put up my first Hub, and have been pleasantly surprised at the tools I can use.  I actually like the setup here at Hub Pages better!

    I wished I had put up a Hub sooner.

    My name is Tom Foster, and I am from the Fort Myers area of Florida, on the Gulf Coast.  Married to Bonnie, and enjoying ourselves in the Land of Sunshine.

    I write about Health, Family and Living among a host of other topics.

    I look forward to meeting folks here and please feel free to read my Hubs,  and befriend me.  It is my pleasure to be among such wonderful people.

    Tom Foster
    Estero, Florida

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Good to see you here, Tom, and good to hear you like the setup.  Welcome, and keep those hubs coming.

    2. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Another Floridian.....WHOpeeeee! and welcome!!!

    3. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to Hubpages!

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Always happy to welcome another Floridian aboard!  There are quite a few of us here, actually.

      I wish you the best on your new journey.

    5. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've always loved the tools we have available to us here at HP. Glad you're here and I wish you much success.

    6. redmondunmore profile image61
      redmondunmoreposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm looking forward to some great things happening here in HubPages, and I welcome you aboard.

  2. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 2 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages. smile

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    LisaKeatingposted 2 years ago

    Welcome Tom. Hope you live long and prosper here.

  4. Patty Inglish, MS profile image90
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years ago

    Hi Tom! welcome to HubPages. I'll be reading your Health material especially!

  5. Cari Kay 11 profile image94
    Cari Kay 11posted 2 years ago

    Florida also although when I began we were living in the Caribbean, hence my name Cari_Kay smile

    After a brief panic about my pages, I'm feeling pretty content myself.  There is a lot to like here.  I do miss a few things but we adapt and we move on.  I am most relieved that when people click our Squidoo links, they will be redirected here.  I've had a lot of people link to my pages on forums and would hate for them to end up at a 'dead end'.

    I really do think this will work well.  I'm excited smile

    1. tfoster47 profile image83
      tfoster47posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the note.  Yes,  it looks good here and I am excited about the future possibilities.  I think when it came to Squidoo, and Hub Pages, it was either or with me.  I had started with Squidoo and so I stuck with them.

      But I am very delighted to be here and have found people very friendly and receptive.

      Tom Foster
      Estero, Florida

  6. BarbaraCasey profile image80
    BarbaraCaseyposted 2 years ago

    Love your "trade" analogy. That's exactly how it feels, though I guess we could have opted for free agency as an option. Another Florida writer here... St. Petersburg.

  7. stuff4kids profile image96
    stuff4kidsposted 2 years ago

    A warm welcome to you, Tom!

    Hubpages is a great place to write online. The best. smile

    I look forward to your success down there in Florida- even though I am originally from Boston and have been living in the UK for many, many years!

    Bless you  smile

  8. BritFlorida profile image63
    BritFloridaposted 2 years ago

    Hi Tom!

    I'm an ex-Squidoo person too and like you, I've been delighted with Hubpages. I'm a Floridian too (the name gives it away!) - I'm in Fort Lauderdale.

    It seems that there are so many people here from Florida - we should have a party smile

  9. Cheryl Rogers profile image84
    Cheryl Rogersposted 2 years ago

    I'm another former Squidooer. Wasn't a part of Hubpages before, but am looking forward to giving it a go. Can use some followers!

    BTW, I'm a Floridian too. I live in Tampa now, but am a Miami native.

  10. Dressage Husband profile image79
    Dressage Husbandposted 2 years ago

    I like your getting traded idea, but appear to be the first person who is not from Florida here! Welcome from a Nova Scotian Squid!

  11. robertzimmerman2 profile image82
    robertzimmerman2posted 2 years ago

    Hi Tom, another Floridian here and former Squid getting acclimated to Hubbing.

  12. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image85
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Don't feel like being traded or sold. Hub pages is a community of writers not goods. It happens in business. We have become a big platform with your arrival. You are welcome here. Good luck.

  13. Pico Triano profile image82
    Pico Trianoposted 2 years ago

    Sanjay I think he's thinking in the professional athlete sense of being traded. Welcome aboard tfoster47.

    1. Writer Fox profile image80
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, but with athletes, it's in their contracts! smile

  14. Mick Beet profile image79
    Mick Beetposted 2 years ago

    Cheers from Australia

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    debW07posted 2 years ago

    Hi all! I joined both Squidoo and HubPages a couple of years ago and decided to put all my efforts into Squidoo. I enjoyed my time there and met some great folks. I'm hoping for a similar experience here.

  16. Jodah profile image88
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    Hi Tom, welcome to Hub Pages. I look forward to reading your hubs. I'm sure you will find this place very welcoming.

  17. jemuelO profile image88
    jemuelOposted 2 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages!