Hub Pages that Secret Society

The day was planned and mapped out

Then, upon opening an email, all was altered, and that which had been planned from the day before was moved to simmer on the back burner.

The email had a link to Bonnie Ramsey's latest hub on the History of the Cherokee, this sent me back on a walk back to the folk era of late 60's and early 70's that was dominant in South Africa at that time, this was about 5 years after the rest of the world had started to culturally move on.

For non South Africans it must be hard to realize that was only in the last five or so years that we were finally more or less on the same playing fields as the rest of the world.

Any way back to the change from what was to be to what is. The article sent me thinking and a song from the folk era came to mind, it is a haunting song about the plight, then, late 60's, of the North American Indians, so I posted a a comment on Bonnie's great article.

I then read one of Funride's Hub, while going down to place a comment on this hub, I was side tracked by Ripplemakers comment and moved through her Interesting profile

In so doing I was tempted in taking a test on Azmi.com, returned from it and continued in the viewing and catching up my fans latest writings doings, and from Singpec476', I went through to Iðunn's Hub. Which deserves a visit.

So I started writing this quick Hub, so that I could share this thought and invite any comments.

And we can always have a quick trip to the Supemarket

Are we becoming a Secret Society?

I dont know about the everyone one else within Hubtivity, but doe we or do we not saviour this type of environment in which we pick up, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and insights with our fellow hubbers.

One is reminded of the way when Radio Amatuers, bonded together and initially through morse code opened up there horisons and views. Later this was extended when voice communication was added.

The Citizen Band or CB, that kept the truckers in communucation with each other and there side contacts as they passed through various States. Later as the need for Neighbourhood Watches sprang up, this to was used and created a bonding of peoples.

Along came Internet and the mtyriad of chat rooms, with especially on Yahoo, every topic under the sun was covered and the chatrooms created mixed reaction from the outside general population.

Now with Blogging, I feel that there are a more mature type of individual on the web or net.

We have developed and evolved and have become intellectually more stimulated than what we were!

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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

Very interesting, Rodney! I agree that it seems we do tend to create a type of "secret society" or at the least a banded one. I, too, have put many things on the back burner when getting side tracked on HP. There are so many interesting people and talented writers here that it is not hard to get totally lost in this world! Great hub! Thanks so much for the compliments both here and in my hub comments. That particular hub has created things for me in my life that I have never known or experienced. I hope you enjoy the latest one as much. I was amazed to find so many videos on the topic! Hopefully, HP will continue to grow along with our bond with the people here! Keep up the great work! Oh, I am going to try to locate the song you mentioned today. I would be very interested in hearing it or seeing a video!

Bonnie


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Yes let us all benifit from the experience and experience all we can from on another.

Thanks for enjoying what we humble scribes are putting together.


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal

Nice pointed, Rodney. Eventhough I don´t think hubpages could be seen as a "secret society", I must admit that it feels great to be part of HP community and have the chance to get to know all these great hubbers as well as all the immense good content available here. One thing is certain, hubpages it´s really addictive :D


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Yes, Funride, addictive it is.

Thanks for the comment


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monitor 8 years ago from The world.

I like the support of hubpages. By support I mean I have no fear to let my child read any hub page as the hub page group supports this by posting "clean" fun material. A wealth of knowledge without fear.

Thank you.

Your fan.

Mon.


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

I agree. It is important to be able to have a nice safe environment to express ones self in. Great to have a nice steady growth of fans.


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PEN-n-PAD 8 years ago from Washington

I am humbled and I feel that all secret societies need a song, handshake and a secret oath. Are you up to the task of creating one? hmmmm.....

I love it hear and I do love the pic galleries, they are amazing. I may quit my job and live here full time!

Breaker, breaker 12, over and out.

PnP~It all makes sense until it doesn't.


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

I dont know about a secret hand shake, but I am now linked to 71 hubbers who share and care and have the same aspirations as each other.

We do care and keep on sharing.

But I might very well suggest we use your PnP-it all makes sense until it doesn't

Catch you flip Ten Four

J_R-it all makes sense until it doesn't

Yep I think that will work.


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sixtyorso 8 years ago from South Africa

Interesting Hub . You have perhaps put in words what we are all doing on hubpages. See a comment, backlink to the commentator, read a couple of their hubs, comment there. join the fan club. see who they like. Wow i guess it is a bit like a secret society. Now I forget, what was I doing before I ended up here!!!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Sixty, I think you were doing what we all do here either just before or just posting a hub, that is keeping up to date with all or fans.

J_R-it all makes sense until it doesn't


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Rodney, this hub describes well how we get caught up and lost in the HP world. There are so many interesting hubs and authors, that's it's difficult to read all that you want to. Once you get started, it's hard to stop - very addictive - and other things go by the wayside because although it feels like you've been on here 10 minutes, when you look at the clock, 2 or 4 hours have gone by.

Re the secret handshake, I had to chuckle.....put me mind of Fred and Barney's lodge - The Secret Order of Water Buffalos. They had a secret handshake and password.

SA - it all makes sense until it doesn't.


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

Loyal order of water buffalo password:Ack-ack-a-dak, dack-dack-a-ack.

As for hubpages, I am thrilled to be in on the secret!


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

BT - you're right! It was LOYAL Order of Water Buffalos, not Secret. Good memory!


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B.T. Evilpants 8 years ago from Hell, MI

What can I say. I was a flintstones fan. I'll bet you remember Dash Riprock.


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh yeah, he was dreamy! I forget the little alien's name that came on near the last of their run.


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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

My name is Gwendymom and I am a hub addict, oh crap that's a different hub! Wether it is a secret society, bonded society, or just a bunch of talented people who found this place, I'm glad to be a part of it, and glad I have made so many new friends here too!


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Shirley, addiction or just a healthy persuit, that helps to drive the ennui away during those occasional odd few moments that we invariable have during the course of the day.

We have become 'Hadicts'! We have invited our brothers or sisters and house friends, to dabble in these poppy fields with us, why? So that when on those odd events called family events or functions, when we have been ripped away from our Hub umbilical cord, with the power terminated! This done by those that are unaware, and choose to remain unaware of those twitches and involuntary ghost keyboard typeing. Then we then can at least verbalise with at least one person who enjoys the self same "Hadiction'.

Where else could we vote for BT as president, who by the way has only recently returned from some secret mission! Welcome back have missed your hubs.

Gwendy, as you say we are all lucky to have such an august body of writers on a myriad of subjects, not only that we too share and are part of this secretive greatness.

J_R It all makes sense until it doesnt

May all your hubs be good hubs


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ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

You are so right just_rodney - it is a great place to be and have fun without fear or favour - great hub - and the evolution idea quite neat....cheers


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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Thanks Aj, if it were not for people like you and all the others who rspect themselves as well as one another, it would not work Thanks for enjoying this hub.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

It's been more than 2 years since I've been here. And I am still enjoying being here. :) Just dropping by to say Hello Rodney! :)


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Just_Rodney 7 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City Author

Ripplemaker, yes I am glad you are still enjoying the hubs, it is a good site.

Thanks for stopping by, missed you!


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