For Those Who Like to Read

Something happened today that upset me. The unfairness of some things in life struck me and I though I would mention it to you, in case something can be done about it.

Because for some reason I don’t always get notices of all the new hubs posted by the people I follow, I sometimes make the rounds to see if anything new has been posted. Today I visited tonymac04s site and as there was nothing new, I looked at some of his old stories and I stumbled on one called "The Journey of My Life" which can be found here http://hubpages.com/hub/The-journey-of-my-life

If I understood well, there are some 60.000 members here on HubPages and yet this wonderful, moving story has been read to date by less than a dozen people. Now I know that there are discerning, cultured and literate people here on HubPages because I have personally come across many of them myself and I have no doubt that they would simply love to read this story. Yet they have not come across it as yet and there it remains mostly unread.

I thought of the other writers I have come across here whom I envy on the quiet for being able to write so much better than I and I wondered what happened to their stories which I found so exceptional so I went to have a look.

Top of my list is, of course, everybody’s favourite, Shadesbreath, and the story of his which in my book deserves to be seriously paid for, is "Vlad the Inhaler" http://hubpages.com/hub/Vlad-the-Inhaler. I checked it out and it has a current score of 76, which I think is a crying shame for such an excellent piece of work.

Christoph Reillywas my next port of call and though his story “Make Home Grown Penicillin: Don't Clean Out That Refrigerator!” http://hubpages.com/hub/Save-Lives-and-Make-Money-With-Home-Grown-Penicillin had a score of 86, I was his last visitor and that was two months ago. How unfair!

The uniquely gifted and brilliant JamaGenee was next and I checked up on two of here stories which have stuck in my mind: One http://hubpages.com/hub/Up-Close-and-Personal-With-Dead-Ancestors has a trickle of visitors and a score of 76. The other http://hubpages.com/hub/McCain-Passed-Me-Over-For-Sarah-Palin has a rating of 69. How is such a thing possible?

Then there is the supremely talented Cris A who does not like it when I comment on some of his stories, because his talent is only surpassed by his genuine modesty and who can be found here http://hubpages.com/profile/Cris+A

One of the writers who disappoint me is Pam Roberson. A woman with so much talent that I for one could never match and you can see why for yourselves here http://hubpages.com/hub/Seduction-in-a-Construction-Zone. Yet Pam the talented writer at times wastes her time and her talent by writing cheap gags. I hope I don’t give too much offence, but I cannot resist making this comment.

All of the above have at least one story which is not as good as the majority of their work and that is natural. But Feline Prophet on the other hand, manages to have a consistent quality of work which is amazing in itself and if there is a single one of you who has not seen her work, you will find it here: http://hubpages.com/profile/Feline+Prophet

So why am I saying all this? For two reasons:

  1. If you really enjoy reading and you haven’t come across the above stories, you may want to visit the authors’ sites, read them and leave a comment of encouragement to those talented people who do us the favour of entertaining us with their wonderful stories for free.
  2. It’s possible that you have come across talented writers the rest of us don’t know about and if this is the case, let us know so that the rest of us can also visit them and leave our comments of encouragement. Please leave a link in the comment section so we can also get to know them.

There is a footnote I want to leave here though. I have made many friends here who are excellent writers and whom I have not mentioned above and I want them to know why. This is a hub about making a point, an example for perhaps starting a Movement of Generosity if you like, for all of us to go beyond ourselves and to try to help others, without thought of personal gain. Too many names would defeat the purpose and might be misconstrued, so please forgive me if I did not mention your name. Those to whom I refer know who they are and they know the deep respect and affection I have both for their talent and for them personally. Let's all make the effort to acknowledge worth wherever we find it.

Oh, and if you DO find a hub that you like, please take the trouble to mark up in whatever manner is available to you. It does not cost us anything and it just may make a difference for the author with .HubPages


Dimitris Mita

De Greek

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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

I saw that you had just published a hub and was all, "Hell yeah, I'mma get me a FIRST on a De Greek hub for once." I totally agree with your general sentiments in this hub, as I have found some amazing stuff sometimes that has no views and just sort of had little spasms of "WTF? How does THIS not get traffic." Unfortunately, HP is what it is, which is fine, but it is hard for entertainment value stuff to get scores when competing in search-based environment. Not too many folks are searching for vampire satire, ancestor stories or tales of seduction.

I think it is important for those of us who DO like just an amusing read for the sake of well, being one of "those who like to read," to point out the good stuff we come across, just like you say. Thanks for pointing at one of mine, by the way, that means a lot, especially from a guy of your palpable wit, and I totally agree with your choices (all but the one I haven't read and will be off to when I hit "post" here.) That one from Christoph was so good I actually couldn't tell if it was true or or not all the way through (Reilly, u dirty bastard)... so, your picks are excellent.

Cheers to you!

Oh, and... FIRST!!!!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Yes, but how about a link or links to good authors? :-))


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Alright, here's one of my all time favorite hubs of all time :): http://hubpages.com/literature/OK-Ladies--Whats-in...


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

This is an excellent, thoughful expression of your generous spirit, m'dear. All the authors you mentioned are among my favorites, though I confess that some of the specific hubs escaped my notice. Since I've made it a point to visit all the hubs that are announced on my email, I seldom miss any now. Rarely I may miss some or choose to read others in lieu of some. I have found it good not to judge the hub by the titles, as well. Even titles which sound a bit dry or technical, with such talented writers, seem to come to life on the pages.

Thanks for writing this! (please read the IM message I just mailed you too - only about a couple of typos you may like to fix.)

hugs. . .


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

De Greek, you are surely the king of promoting other writers here on the site, and for that I thank you, especially that you have deemed me worthy of such praise.

I must, however, say something about Pam Roberson. She writes what she wants to without regard for Hubscores. Maybe cheap gags (though I'm not sure I agree) is what she felt weak in and wanted to prove to herself that she could do it. She has written meaningful, touching hubs, and she does it well.

I know you're only trying to help, and I can't fault you for that, but not everyone is looking to spill their guts with every hub. Know what I mean?

In any case, I do thank you for myself and the others, but Pam is one of my favorites and a personal friend, and I eat everything up she writes with spoon in hand.

Thanks. No worries.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Here, here De Greek, I agree with you and thank you for posting those links! Shades is spot-on with the reason why great authors get low scores and less traffic. I've found some of my favorite authors by reading intriguing comments on other hubs. What I'm finding now, is that those of us who find inspiration from sources other than googletrends and couldn't give a damn about making money on HP are coming together (albeit slowly) to form a nice little group. We must meet for lunch at the Algonquin one day.

Oh yes, here's my contribution - http://hubpages.com/art/MAKING-FLOWERS-TALK-A-PHOT...


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

That's very kind of you to do and very well timed. Thank you for pointing out good writing and will make an effort to do the same! Way to go, DeGreek!


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

That link Green Lotus put up is very cool. Like Nellieanna's comment mentions not judging by the title, I was actually sort of like, "Erg, it's a flower photo thing... I'll skip it, no one will know." But then thought, that's not in the spirit of this hub, so I checked it out. Very cool. Thanks to all three of you working together on that one. Hopefully others will pop over and check it out.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Call it coincidence but I just read Nell Rose's latest hub which must be included here http://hubpages.com/hub/Routines-and-Habits-Why-Do...

Oh De Greek, you've got us on a roll :)


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, This is a great idea, there are so many writers that create a great hub or story and it seems to disappear, all because they have written so much it doesn't show on their profile page. And thanks Green Lotus for pointing me over here, and for your kind comments. thanks nell


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

This is a great idea!

I came over because Shadesbreath told me that Green Lotus dropped a link to my flower hub here. So I searched for your hub and here I am.

I must thank Green Lotus for making the link and I'll definitely be back to make my own contribution.

Congratulations on this great idea!

All the best!


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

I love how this hub is flowing along with the comments. I find it amazing how many quality writers find their way here. I will check out all of the hubs that have been suggested here, so this hub is getting bookmarked. I would love to suggest D.J. Smith who has been hubbing for 5 weeks.

this was the first hub I read by him and it touched me deeply.

http://hubpages.com/family/Father-is-a-House thanks all for sharing!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Shades, thank you for your contribution, man! Very generous :D

@ Nellieanna, thank you for your comments. If you can suggest someone special, please put up a link (or more) for the rest of us to follow.

@ Christoph, thank you for your comment. I don't feel like arguing today :-))) - What about a recommendation link though?

@ Green Lotus, no wonder I love you so much! :-))) Thank you for the links. I shall certainly check them out :-)

@ akirchner, you shy thing you, the recommendations you emailed should come from you and I am not going to put them up myself. People should be able to see who was kind enough to recommend them, so put up the links here yourself! :-)))

@ Nell Rose, thank you for visiting and for your comments. It would be helpful if you can suggest someone we can all visit and support :-)) - And why aren't you asleep, you bad girl?

@ jill of alltrades - I am glad you think that this is a good idea. If you can recommend someone whose writing is enjoyable, please do so, so we can also benefit.

@ rebekahELLE thank you for your comments and for being kind enough to recommend someone :-)

TO EVERYONE! _ If you decide to visit any of the new links provided by our friends here, please mention to the author the name of the person who recommended him or her. Being able to thank someone for their support is also a pleasure in itself.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Dimitris - you are such a beautiful person! Your generosity of spirit is simply wonderful! I think this is a great and useful Hub which will surely be appreciated by all who are here on HubPages for the love of reading and writing. That is certainly what I came here for.

I am visiting some of the links provided here and will do as you suggest - I think it an excellent idea. Sometimes it gets kind of lonely and we need all the support and encouragement we can get. And you have provided it here in spades full!

Two writers that I like are Richard VanIngram http://hubpages.com/politics/conversation-with-a-l...

and Russell Baleson http://hubpages.com/literature/Haiku-Sheep

But there are many, many more. I will find links for them and come back here to post them in due course!

Thanks again for a wonderful idea, for your generosity, and for the mention of my humble attempts! You are such a star, my good friend!

Love and peace

Tony


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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Hello DG, long time no hear! You are generous as ever, and I thank you for your constant support...but don't stop the wicked digs now and then! :)

Here's a hubber I recently discovered and the few hubs I've read were examples of some really fine writing:

http://hubpages.com/@myownworld


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

TO EVERYONE:

rebekahELLE's recommendation is something exceptional. I have visited and read and in my opinion, the author recommended by rebekahELLE is a find. You would really benefit by visiting.

TONY:

I shall visit your recommendations and hope that you will provide more as promised :D

FP:

Late as usual eh? I will check out the links you have provided, thanks :-))


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I just read a serious hub by Lorlie6 which presented much food for thought on a broader base. It's well presented, as well. But it's serious stuff, presenting something which is perhaps all too symptomatic of the decline in personal honor which seems to abound.

http://hubpages.com/politics/Stolen-Valor


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I'm reading the recommended hubs as quickly as time presents. Hubbing is rapidly becoming almost a full-time-occupation! But it is a gratifying one.

I have just read FP's recommendation - myownworld's profile. Most outstanding. She is a new discovery for me, as well - but obviiously has gathered many accolades and much recognition. I'll be reading more of her work. Thanks, FP.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That is such wonderful and generous idea. One person I would realy recommend is PAPA-BEAR. He writes peoms, and don't say ahhh poems, because he has that unusual gift to write about a wide variety but amusing and yet there is always a deeper meaning in it. He just writes about ordinary thoughts and every day things but they are fantastic. I haven't got the computer knowledge to find out the URL so please help. He really should be on the top.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I'd like to recommend a writer I discovered. He's enormously talented. Rather than any one hub - his profile:

http://hubpages.com/@juelstephen


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

hello-hello - is this his site?

http://hubpages.com/@papa-bear


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Zac828 6 years ago from England

Well said, and so true, glad I found you here and I will take a look at the links. Support is what we writers need and this is the best place to get it. Thank you.


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D.G. Smith 6 years ago

I have only been with hub pages about six weeks, the amount of talent here is just unbelievable, I feel so lucky to have stumbled into a few people Like RebekELLE and now De Greek, People who are not only good writers but people who seem to just have a genuine love of life and the written word.

I love to read, I will be going through the list as time permits.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Nellieanna thank you for taking the trouble to help out in your usual generous way :D

@ Hello-hello thank you too for participating in this :D

@ Zac828 you may want to give us your preference, so we can read and comment there?

@ D.G. Smith you are a very talented writer and I for one am grateful to RebekELLE for pointing you out to us.

EVERYONE; When you visit the recommended authors, please remember to mark them up, if you like their stories, of course.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

DG as usual you over delivered once more. What a fantastic idea of sharing writers links. This will not only increase their much desired traffic to their individual hubs but will help expose their genius and creative writing styles. I agree with your comment about writers who get buried with low scores and brilliant hubs that get missed. To bad Hub pages did not have a better system for recognizing great writers and making constant referrals to hubs and some how flagging them to other hubbers. I hope to get to all of the hubs you highlighted above, there is only so much time in a day, but now that I am back, I hope to spend more of my time in hubbing. Here is a link to one great writer, I came across him a couple of months back and have enjoyed his postings, he is truly gifted and you will see why as you explore his hubs. Wayne Brown a cowboy with a big heart and a talented writer. Here is a link to just one of his many wonderful hubs:http://hubpages.com/literature/WOMEN-AT-THE-BAR...


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_cheryl_ 6 years ago from California

Hello! This is a great hub for me, I'm definitely going to check out your suggestions. I've been sooo busy lately and regrettably have hardly been able to visit my favorite reading spots of all time (Hubpages)! I really need to catch up. Thank you for sharing with us some great finds on a good read! You make such great contributions as a writer and fellow hubber here, take care!! =)


SilverGenes 6 years ago

I will be back with links, but I had to thank you immediately for the link to Shadesbreath -Vlad the Inhaler is incredible! Coffee up my nose and everything! Thank you, you wonderful man, for doing this. Gone to find some links to share now ;-) Oh, and thanks for mentioning to mark it up and give it some ratings. That's something I've often forgotten to do and end up backtracking. I couldn't believe Vlad had no ratings!


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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

Dear De Greek...that is exactly how I felt when I found an excellent writer, pouring her heart out and she only had a few readers, so I did something like this hub..."True Stories You Can Read"...I felt awesome being able to share good writers with others...I will check out some of your people. I'm rating this up for generosity.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I've just read a really good one I must recommend! It's useful, funny and very well done! Raisingme's latest:

http://hubpages.com/education/scuttlebutt


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Here is another hub and writer I highly recommend for greater understnading and a really good read, myownworld and her hub: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/BEHIND-THE


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Brother saddlerider1 thank you for your thoughts and for sharing a writer that you like :-)

@ Young Chryl, you are a chump. The least you could have done is to leave a link to an author we could all visit :-))

@ SilverGenes, good to see you again. Shadesbreath is the KING! Look forwardt o those links you mentioned :D

@ Enlydia Listener, what a chump you are! You have someone you want to promote and you don't leave a link to her site? That takes the biscuit :-)))

@ Nellieanna, good on you girl! :-))


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

EVERYONE:

Our shy akirchner has recommended 3 writers by email:

msannec - http://hubpages.com/@msannec

susanlang - http://hubpages.com/@susanlang

James A Watkins - http://hubpages.com/profile/James+A+Watkins


SilverGenes 6 years ago

James A Watkins is an incredible writer!

I found a hub that is simple, powerful, and very moving. The author is snow_white88 and she gave me a view into a world that I could never have had otherwise. http://hubpages.com/hub/Coming-of-age-as-a-young-A...


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msannec 6 years ago from Mississippi (The Delta)

Hi De Greek, I am definitely going to check out all of the recommended hubs, and I know I'm going to enjoy them. My sincere thanks to akirchner and to you for including me in your recommendations. I'm looking forward to some serious reading!


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Well I like sunflowerbucky and this new chap De Greek!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

De Greek - you have a heart of gold, you do! There are some up there I haven't had the pleasure of reading so thank you for pointing the way.

There are two superlative writers I'd like to add:

http://hubpages.com/@paraglider

http://hubpages.com/profile/Sally's+Trove


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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

If you like originality and off-the-wall humour, try reading some of Arthur's Hubs. He is an under-appreciated hubber!

http://hubpages.com/profile/Arthur+Windermere


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ SilverGenes thank you for coming back to recommend a fellow hubber

@ msannec you are welcome and it is good to see a pretty lady like you here :-)

@ Angel Face, sunflowerbucky is one of my own favourites, but you should provide a link you bad girl! :-))

@ Shalini Kagal thank you for your kind words, but my motives are selfish as I want to find good writers to read :-)) Thank you for the links you have provided.

@ CMHypno originality and off-the-wall humour is just the ticket. I for one will certainly visit your recommendation :-))


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I'm back to add another great writer by the name of Micky Dee, many of you here know him, but for those who don't, here is his link to just one of many fantastic hubs, enjoy and tell him the saddlerider1 sent you for a view:0)

http://hubpages.com/literature/Labels-Are-Fables-T...


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sunflowerbucky 6 years ago from Small Town, USA

I try so hard not to pay attention to hubscores, but you are so right. It's frustrating when you see a fabulous piece with a not so fab score. One of the most beautiful hubs I've seen:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Truths-My-Father-Told-Me

Favorite comedy writer:

http://hubpages.com/profile/Stan+Fletcher

Most creative: http://hubpages.com/@breakfastpop

amazingly talented and diverse:

http://hubpages.com/profile/Wayne+Brown

So many hubbers, so little time

Oh yes, and I of course have to give a shout out to one of my fellow ranters:

http://hubpages.com/@tony0724


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ saddlerider1 will do :-))

@ Bucky, many thanks for the links. :-)

It would be really nice to have some feedback from people who have actyually made use of each other's recommendations :-))


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

I came back to add three more - but I find breakfastpop is already up there. So here are the other two must-reads:

http://hubpages.com/@spryte

http://hubpages.com/profile/Mighty+Mom


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

Hi De Greek, what a great idea this thread is. I'd like to put in a word for a quiet achiever, Dixon Steele, whom I confess to having a literary crush on:

http://hubpages.com/profile/Dixon+Steele

He only has a few hubs but they are interesting.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Two writers with but one thing on their minds - and they write lovely poetry too!

http://hubpages.com/literature/PerVerse

http://hubpages.com/hub/A-Southern-Day

Both these Hubs and the others written by these two highly talented writers are well worth reading!

Love and peace

Tony


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

I promise to be back. Here's my contribution for the moment.

http://hubpages.com/food/Horseradish-A-Condiment-w...


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Shalini Kagal

@ Jane Bovary

@ tonymac04

@ jill of alltrades

I now went around to those you have recommended and left them a note that you did so. I wish I had thought of doing this before, because it is nice to know that someone respects us enough to recommend us to others and also it is nice for others to know that we actually think enough of them to recommend them :-)))

I hope I did well and that this will not somehow turn around and bite me :-)))


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

Wow, I just found this great hub thanks to your comments on my hubs, De Greek, and I discover two people I admire have recommended me! Thanks TonyMac and CMHypno. I'm so ingratiated I'll have to send them each a bottle of scotch.

I'll recommend you Carolina Muscle, a very funny man: http://hubpages.com/profile/carolina+muscle

Cheers!


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

I was going to recommend you Arthur! But the others beat me too it...I should have said something. Now I miss out on the scotch.


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Arthur Windermere 6 years ago

@Jane - And I was gonna recommend you, but I saw you'd already commented! Ah well, good to know we both appreciate each other. You can have some scotch too--next time you're in Ottawa, it's on me.


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Jane Bovary 6 years ago from The Fatal Shore

I'm going to sneak in another one...David Stone, who deserves a wider readership:

http://hubpages.com/profile/David+Stone


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JamaGenee 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Once upon a time, all of a hubber's hubs were visible on their profile, which made it easy to spot titles that caught one's eye. That changed when HP implemented the "improved" layout for profile pages.

Thank you, DG, for showcasing a few of us who have gotten lost in the crowd of new hubbers. However you found me in the first place, I'm ever flattered that you did. Your hubs are always a delight to read too.

btw, Pam Roberson's http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Seduction-in-a-C... is my favorite of her hubs too, but I wouldn't say her others aren't as good, only that they aren't that one. Most of us have one or two hubs that combine subject matter and presentation in such a way as to make them masterpieces. That one just happens to be hers.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Arthur I am glad you found out how you are respected:D

@ Jane, go ahead and recommend as many as you like. The ideal, though, would be if all of us read at least one hub from each person recommended, to see if we like them. If we don't thats OK. But if they are to our own taste, then imagine the pleasure !

@ JamaGenee, I LOVE Pam's writting. My motive was to try to inspire her to write more of the stuff that does her credit both as a writer and as a person IN MY PERSONAL OPINION. If I have failed, then I am sorry. My intentions were good :-) - Glad you decided to visit me though :-)))


chasingcars 6 years ago

Thank you DG and tonymac for recommending my work. You are correct in believing that the work gets discouraging. When the words come, though, they will buzz in your brain until you release them, as you all well know. This comes at a great time because I was ready to quit HubPages. Thank you also for all the great new recommendations. I will find the time to read, enjoy, and comment on them.


rhugo 6 years ago

Just found this site, and it blew my mind! Checked it out on Alexa, and found the average viewer hung around for six minutes. Wow,again. Don't know how they could leave so soon!

This was the first category click, and already blew ten minutes, even though I'm working on a tomorrow deadline for some business work.

I have always loved reading, starting out in central Wisconsin, in the 30's, using a kerosene kitchen lamp. Never stopped.

I will sign up, and I will be back.

Thanks for the break.


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Aley Martin 6 years ago from Sumner, Washington,USA

This is a most awesome and inspiring Hub DeGreek and the offerings of others make it even more wonderful. I have found that those who enjoy being part of a writing community and enjoy reading and commenting on others work are the best resources of all. Since I spend so much time online grading the written words of my students, (and trying to inspire them to be creative, which is not easy at times) it is nice to spend time in a community such as this where people LOVE to be creative and to share what they have found....

Simply wonderful community we all belong to here!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ chasingcars, glad you found the appreciation from Tony an incentive to stay on :-)- Hope to see you again

@ rhugo, reading with a kerosene kitchen lamp entitles you to be considered a book worm, hands down :-))) - I wish I knew what Alexa is though :-)))

@ Aley Martin, it dosen't cost anything to say a good work to someone whose efforts you appreciate :-)) - Glad to see you here :-)


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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia

De Greek, first, thank you for including me here, and you could never offend me in any way. Your words humble me, and I am so grateful to know you. You amaze me with your generous spirit and your own humble nature, and to read your writing is to learn how to capture an audience and truly tell a story with fluidity.

What you've done here is something I want to do as well. I often find myself reading through the feed and stumbling on wonderful hubs with few comments and wonder how on earth it could be that such gems are receiving no notice.

Thank you for all you do to support the efforts of others. You are INDEED a wonderful person! That's why I married you (it wasn't really for the money or the Greek villa!)! :D


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

And here I was thinking that you did it for my two goats and my donkey! I have wronged you young Pam and I apologise! :-))

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And what's a feed? :-))


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Alas, something is bigger than your ego monstrous as it is. Your heart my friend. And you can't help it, it always shines through. Thanks for the vote of confidence on my so-called writing.

PS I only pretend that I don't like you commenting on my hubs - or they might see through our conspiracy! Haha :D


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I need more hours in the day! We have some great writers here at HP!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how many great and talented people are here at the hub. So much to read and so little time! SunflowerBucky and Saddlerider1 both made references to my hubs in their comments. I do appreciate their praise and keep it coming please! I am including a link below for a writer I think you will enjoy. Tim Bryce,he's a great guy and deserves a bunch more fans! Thanks. WB

http://hubpages.com/@timbryce


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Cris, You are too kind as ususal :-))

@ Habee girl, bice to see you :-)

@ Wayne, thank you for your recommendation :-)


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Here's a brand new hubber that totally cracked me up just now. http://hubpages.com/hub/Unbelievablereallife...


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TruthAwake 6 years ago from The Dirty South

Aw you are so kind.

It is such a thoughtful article, and good to know that there are good Samaritans out there like yourself inspiring others to follow suit.

I don't need a link, because THIS is my new favorite hub! Great work and best wishes.


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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Man, I'm hitting the bonanza today. Here's another great read: http://hubpages.com/literature/The-Roach-That-Woul...


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ Shades, I have been to read both, you are right in both cases, and I could not resist leaving them a note about what you said of them :-))

@ TruthAwake, you are far too generous with your praise, but you must watch out for my humongous ego! Thank you :D


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mysterylady 89 6 years ago from Florida

I am looking forward to checking out all the links in this hub. You are doing a great service for those of us who have had difficulty finding readers. Thanks!


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

I'll be back to put a few really good links down, I can't put this one (duh!) but I'll check out other things you have written, as well. Now I have a ton to read! All the articles you mentioned plus I need to read more that are around here. Some of you have so many. Not sure how you do it but one day soon I'll have two!! Seriously though, Thanks for all the great suggestions.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

mysterylady 89 I am glad you approve :D

Lifeallstar1 it does not cost anything to be kind :-)


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Lifeallstar1 6 years ago

I know, I think what you wrote about is great and I love that I was given suggestions. I'm pretty new here so I'm still figuring out how this site works. I think for the most part people are here because they like to write, and help people. Even though I only have one hub, I wrote it because I'm passionate about the topic. I feel it will help people in that particular situation. I've come to find the title is the hardest part in this environment. I wish this site had a suggestion area. Plus had a link so when you reply to someone who posted a comment on your hub, they would know. I only know you did because I went to my profile and clicked on it to see if it posted. It would be great if they alerted others of that. Also some other sites send out daily alerts of different articles with a summary. It's really great. Maybe Hubpages does and I didn't figure it out yet. Live and learn! :-)


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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

This is nice. All of the hubbers I've encountered are good writers. I'd rather not mention one in particular or give a link, it could cause hurt feelings to great writers that are not mentioned. It would be hard to judge depending on the subject, actual writing style, whether I want to read something informative, serious, personal, or funny. I've noticed that people get higher scores based upon a majority belief system. People tend to judge based upon whether they agree with what you wrote instead of how good it is written. I really dont like the scoring system here. There is really no rhyme or reason to it. If one person is really opposed to a subject that you write about, you are voted down by them and all of their followers. I just think it is all so tacky. But thats just me. I'm going to write and say what I feel no matter what the score or unpopularity of the subject.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

Bravo to you lisadpreston! If you are here to write, don't worry about the scoring, just write. If you do it well enough, people will find you. Yes, there are those that don't agree but as readers, we owe it to the writer to read it from a perspective relative to the quality of the writing and not just the content. You have to admit, even an opinion you don't agree with is very persausive when offered by someone who has a great style and ability with words. That's really what it should be about. This is not blogging and it is not a forum...it is a place where writers display their wares. We need to remember that. Thanks. WB


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

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@ Lifeallstar1 I am sure you will find the means to navigate this contraption at the forums. If you like to write, you will find some very helpful and talented people here with whom you can share your thoughts and ideas. I very glad to see you here :-)

@ lisadpreston I agree with you about writing and reading what best suits us at any given time. But there are some real gems here that stand out, like Shadesbreath and Cristoph Rielley, whose talent just stands out and it would be nice to see them acknowledged with the score they deserve :D

@ Wayne Brown as I said above to Lisa, even if one writes for the pleasure of it, this is supposed to be a site where people can demonstrate their writing ability and it would be nice to see that ability recognised by some type of appropriate scoring. The two persons I mentioned above is a case in point :D


masmasika 6 years ago

That's a great idea. I do often come across great writers with very inspirational pieces but once I read them I don't go back to them anymore. It is sad though because great writers must be recognized.


Gracie Sophia 6 years ago

You are a very insightful and sensitive person. Thank you. I will read these stories. Gracie Sophia


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

@ masmasika Thank you for passing by and for commenting. I have been late in responding to you and I apologise :-)

@ Gracie Sophia thank you for your kind words. I hope that you will enjoy readingthe recommended hubbers :D


Life Unplugged 6 years ago

wonderful hub greek !!your intentions are genuine and really encouraging for people who are talented !!honestly speaking I like your writing ,but the hubs that you have mentioned don't appeal to my sensibilities ,no doubt they are good ,but its matter of preference I must say.

But Iam fan of your's


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

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Life Unplugged, it is unusual indeed to find someone who does not like Shadesbreath for example, but, as you say, it is a matter of taste and your preferences are valid for you and must be respected. Thank you for your comment.


Life Unplugged 6 years ago

Hi De Greek ,I suddenly feel I have been outcaste by your genre :) I 'll comeup with my own list of my favorite authors very soon.

keep up the good work !


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Look forward to reading you rlist of preferred authors :-)


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Ann Lee 6 years ago

As a friend has stated to me many times, "Do you know why ice creams comes in so many different flavors? Because not everybody likes the same thing." Good hub.


bookwoof 6 years ago

This is one cool blog!!!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Ann Lee thank you coming by to taste this flavour :D

bookwoof good to see you here :-))


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Wickedly funny hubs from Jess Farley. Only at Hubpages for 3 days - an absolute MUST READ! http://hubpages.com/relationships/I-am-woman-datin


SilverGenes 6 years ago

And another newcomer who specializes in satire: http://hubpages.com/@mchamlet


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

And for those who like to also WRITE, Shadesbreath's

"Three Steps to Finishing Your First Novel"

is a real gem HERE

http://hubpages.com/literature/Three-Steps-to-Fini...


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

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SilverGenes, I have been to both of your recommendations and you are right! Thank you :-))


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Joy56 6 years ago

wow this is indeed a wonderful hub, and the comments wow..... i need a couple of hours to get through this..... I will post my link to my fave hubber of the moment for his tranquil walks through the country side.

I forgive you for not mentioning me, i like the way you use the@ sign as Cris does, may copy that....... Brenda x

http://hubpages.com/hub/A-VISUAL-GLANCE-AT-THE-SEA...


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

De Greek - so much of this business is building links. When we find a wonderful hub, why not stumble it or add it to one of our own link building spots. So many of them are so easy to do, and it's great to share hubs that we love, to promote the kind of writing that we enjoy, not just build links for ourselves.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Dolores, I thought that I have been doing just that by trying to promote others? :-))


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epigramman 6 years ago

....me jist lake to luke at pictchures!


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks for visiting epigramman :-)


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

OK so this one's for that guy who "jist lake to luke at pitchures" - there are about 76 of them here and some of them a really, really funny! http://hubpages.com/holidays/The-Wonderful-World-O...

And a beautifully serious one here: http://hubpages.com/health/-Live-Like-Your-Dying-a...

Please go and enjoy these.

Love and peace

Tony


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I have just come across another simply awesome read: http://hubpages.com/literature/Everything-you-Neve...

I highly recommend it, in spite of the misuse of the word "disinterested" by which the writer, I think, meant "uninterested"! It is really a wonderful read.

Love and peace

Tony


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Thnaks Tony. Glad you still remeber this piece:-)


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I know! Guess I was not clear. It's so nice of you to be such a supporter!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Here's an excellent Hub by a relatively new member of the community: http://hubpages.com/literature/Three-Writing-Mista...

A fun read with some really good advice about writing.

Love and peace

Tony


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

This Hub is one of the most cogent, sane and readable political Hubs yet. It deseerves a wide readership by anyone here on HubPages and beyond. A really wonderful read for anyone who has an interest in democracy and political processes generally: http://hubpages.com/politics/Democratic-Peace-Theo

Am I the only one looking out for great Hubs to publicise here? I think Dimitris is providing a wonderful service to us here.

Love and peace

Tony


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

An interesting version of the Big Bang Theory: http://hubpages.com/literature/Epic-story-tales-Th

Love and peace

Tony


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Thanks Tony, loyal friend :-)


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

It's been a while since I added a link here.

A very timely, moving and beautiful poem here I hope many people read it before or on Good Friday (It's not just for Christians!):

http://hubpages.com/holidays/There_There_There

Love and peace

Tony

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