TWO YEARS LATER...by b. Malin

Always Learning...the fruit of my Labor
Always Learning...the fruit of my Labor

Twenty-Four Months...

So here I am, 24 months later and still on Hub Pages...I've written so many Hubs, this being my 175th one...and I haven't gone out of my Little Hubber MIND, Yet! I've learned a lot, like I've got a "Score", which can go from 96 to 85 in a FLASH. I started out as an "8", and thought, that was Great! Although, I never knew what it meant, until I was "Downgraded" to a "7"! Oh dear Heaven, a 7! Did it bother me? DUH, of course it did! I'm as vain, I'll admit it, as the next writer. Ok, fine, if you're NOT! Come on, Really? Anyway, I thought to myself, I'm still answering Everyone, I was, pardon the expression, "Hubbing Around a LOT", but NOT EVERYDAY. Because, Lots of Things were happening in my life. Am I making Excuses...You BET I AM! Of course on the Plus Side, I've seen a lot of my Hubs make it into the high 90's and an occasional 100! But I say, VERY, VERY HUMBLY, that it DOES NOT last very long! And maybe that's good, It keeps me on the "Writers Tract"...I can't believe I just said that! Ok, fine, I can see you ALL nodding in agreement.

The Friendships I have made on Hub Pages have been Wonderful. You Guys are the Best, you are like "Family"...Sometimes Better...I see you once again, Nodding in agreement. Yes, Family, we still love you...But there is something about a Hub Writer. I guess, we understand one another, and Enjoy reading each others Hubs and Commenting. Ah the Comments, they are Unique, sometimes, just short and sweet...Sometimes, Poignant, and even Beautiful. And a Vote of UP or across the Board, brings a Big Grin and a happy beat to our Little Hubber Heart! It is here that I will add a little advice to New Hubbers... In order to get new Followers, you must go and read and leave Comments on Hubs, and if you like their Hubs, become a Follower...It is NOT a one way street. Ok, enough said. I think to date, as of this Hub, I have 369 Followers...the number being kinda "Unique" in itself...A little Humor there...if you got it, just SMILE...If not just let it go, or, you could look Cool, and Smile Anyway!

I have written, Poetry about the Ocean, Humor about My Body, My Lover Man, Life...As well as the silly everyday moments. I've shared a few short stories, as well as tales about talking Animals. And now I am toying with the idea of putting my book "Gloria Rosen" out there. My dream is to make a Movie out of it with a bunch of unknown Actors, or people, who think they can act. It's kind of a Dark Comedy, meaning things happen along the way. It's not all about LAUGHTER & SEX, and..."Hey, b. Malin, I can hear you saying, what's this got to do with your 2 years on Hub Pages" "Nothing I reply, except this is MY HUB, and I can talk about what I want to talk about...after all, It is MY 2 year HUB! "Oh yeah", you all say in unison, no longer nodding.

Hey EVERYONE, aren't you going to Congratulate ME?...OMG, that VAIN THING is starting to kick in...Please come by and Save Me!

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Malin,

Awesome recap of your voyage here on HubPages, and funny at the same time! :) Thanks for sharing!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well I am the first, and I'm happy about that....CONGRATULATIONS! i I have found you to be a breath of fresh air, hilarious, loyal beyond words and a great friend. I think you from the bottom of my old heart for being who you are.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow amazing, what talent to have written that many hubs in such a short time. I love coming over to read your hubs, I learn so much from you. Thank you and many, many congratulations. Keep those hubs coming!!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Congratulations two years and still having a good time. Writing smiles for all to share. We await the next 175 hubs.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

love you baby!!!

hope i last that long!!

to b.malin you are cool

and you aren't nobody's fool.

so keep on writing your cute hubs

keeping us in stiches

with some of lifes flubs

I am not perfect

and neither are you

the comments you leave me

lift me out of my blues

but you know I love you

and this poem is for you.!


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

I got reduced from an 8 to a 7 too and I could understand if like you I hadn't stayed on top of everything and given so much time to this place and ones who have not kept up as well still have their 8, have you noticed that? I don't blame you one bit, and I don't believe anyone who says they don't care...if they are human. Good to see someone tell it like it is. Voting up and sharing.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Well congratulations then! This is a great thing to someone who has been around four months. You are a good enjoyable and entertaining writer too!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Woohoo to YOU! Wishing you another two years, heck another four years! Congrats on your successful hubbing journey! :)


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Congratulations, b. Malin! Looking forward to more years and more hubs!


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

B Malin congratulations on reaching that important milestone of two years. I always look forward to seeing your name on any of my hubs and know that I will be lifted from the dregs of wherever I find myself at the moment. You are funny and talented, whether HP rates you as a 7 or an 8, in my book you are always a bigger number than that.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago

I was going to until you asked for the pat on the back. I still think I will. congratulations. it has been long but I'm glad to. see you doing well. cheers


Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 4 years ago

Congrats to U* B. Malin!!!! Keep on Hubbing along w/all your very cool writing, as u* continue to touch upon those universal topics of what it means to live a life of being fully human!

LoL, & looking forward to additional episodes of your interesting take on this world!

Cher


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Congratulations 'B' big pat on the back :) Whenever I see your name pop up I know I am in for a good read, even the mundane is told with humour. Keep writing and I look forward to reading more.

And dadadadada (drum roll) voting up and across the board


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wahoo! I have always loved your writing and this one is great.

Voted up, awesome and interesting, Joyce.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Two years on Hubpages...wow!

I have been reading you for a long time and your writings are always fresh.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

369 is my new favorite number....

I have loved your poetry and stories, and will continue toread your work as I'm a fan and will always be. Look forward to writing poetry about your bottom half to compliment the poems about your upper half. Still waiting...


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arb 4 years ago from oregon

Congradulations b. Level 1 or level 8, I tell you why I don't care. I came home at the end of a long day last year and found 89 comments I needed to respond too. I left hub for 6 months. Came home last night to 73 and we only went to dinner. Can't respond to everything. Stayed up too many nights playing catch up. I'd rather be a 1 and have sex occasionally, on any level.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

You had me shaking my head and smiling! Great tribute to your two years on HP with congratulations in order. You've done a great job on HP and on this hub!

Voted up, funny, awesome and interesting because you've captured so much of hubpages along with your personal journey.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Congratulations! Surviving all those ups and downs and blows to the ego can be crippling, but you soldiered on and I for one am glad. Up and awesome and funny too!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Im sending you congrats.. what a delightful hub.. 175 fantastic voted up and elightful :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Two years and still going strong

I love your humor

Esp. when you and Lover Man get along!

So they dropped your level to seven instead of eight

It makes no difference

I still think you're great.

Congratulations b...


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Hang in there b. malin. Always enjoy your writing and wit.

TFP


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Josh, Thanks so much. Your Comments are so Appreciated. I now look forward to writing many more Hubs.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Billy, I will Treasure your words. We have such a Great Bunch of Writers, who are Friends, as well... and I think we truly Care for one another. You my Friend, are the Best!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Acaetnna, Thank You, you certainly made ME feel Special. Not sure what you Learned from me...but use it...and the beat goes on! Thanks again, you are a Special Lady too!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Mckbird, Thank You. Yeah, still having Fun, and a Laugh or two, but where would "I" be without Good Writer Friends like YOU!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Aw, this was such a Fun Read Cleaner, I feel so honored to have a Poem written for ME by YOU...I FEEL SO SPECIAL! Thank You, from the bottom of my little HUBBER Heart!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I know Pollyannalana, so what's up with that 8-7? And Thank YOU for being as Vain as I am...Can't have too many of US out there...Let's stand up and be Counted!

Seriously, thanks for your Comments, and of course for your Vote!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Xstatic, I have a feeling you too, will be around for Many years to come! Thanks for Enjoying the Fruits of my Writing Labor.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sunshine, Only two more years... Ooops, I mean Four...Ha, Ha, Seriously Thank YOU! Yes, Hub Pages is Fun, especially when I got to meet YOU, and your Hubs as well! LOL.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Dexter, Ditto right back to You to...What a Great Bunch of Writers we have here, such Talent, and I rank you among the Best!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Peg, Two Years, so hard to believe...Thank You so very much for all your Wonderful Comments, I think I am truly humbled by them. I too Enjoy coming and reading your Thoughts on Life etc., as well. What a Wonderful Writing "Family" we are!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Jaggedfrost, that was meant to be Funny...Tongue and Cheek...But Thank You, for the Congratulations and your Thoughts, Always Appreciated.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Cheryl, yes, I've come along way with those Thoughts of mine, and we knew each other from way back when...Thanks for your Wonderful Comments old Friend. LOL.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Rosemay, Thank YOU. And I Loved the Drum Roll...and what you had to say...So again, Thank YOU, and of course a Special Thank You for the Votes!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Joyce, Thank You, for your thoughts on ME, and of course, Thank YOU, for your Votes as well.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

I know Vinaya, it's so Hard to Believe...Time does Fly when we are having Fun, and Writing on Hub Pages, certainly proves that to be true. Thanks for being a Friend!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Ok, A.A. now that I have stopped LAUGHING...where would I be without your Humor...Such a true Sagittarius, that's You! Thanks so much for being a Fan, and a Fun Friend!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Arb, I hear You. And this is pretty Funny stuff...And so True! I'm so Glad you are back, you were missed by all your Hub Friends...Lover Man and I had a good Laugh on your Last Comment...we could so Relate!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Thank You Tilsontitan, I still can't believe it's 2 years...But my Writers Brain believes it!

Thanks so much for the Votes, and all your Wonderful Comments!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Breakfastpops, Isn't that the Truth...I can hear Carly Simon, singing, "You're So VAIN" to Me!

Thanks so much for the Votes and your Friendship.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Frank, Thanks for the Congrats...and your Compliment...and Cute Comment!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Oh Ruby, A Poem for Me...I LOVED it! You are such a Great Friend...LOL. I Feel so Special...Thank YOU!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Froggy, I'd have been disappointed if you hadn't Hopped bye. Thanks for your Words, Greatly appreciated!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

A huge cyber hug is being delivered b. Malin... you are a smile maker extraordinaire & this is a milestone to be celebrated! Congratulations!

May I use this comment to ask you to e-mail me via HubPages? I have an invitation to extend...

Voted UP & FAB. Have a happy night. Hugs, Maria


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Congrats on the two-year mark, Barbara. May you be around for another 10, 20, 30 . . .


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Congratulations on 2 years! I have been following you since I joined 15 months ago and I love your writing - to me your family!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Marcoujor, I caught it, and a Hug is going back to you as well. Thank YOU! I so appreciated your Comments, and of course you Vote!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

40, 50...Thanks Drbj...How the time has gone by...So glad I made such Special Writer Friends...like YOU!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Movie Master, Thank You! Likewise, I have been Following and Enjoying your Hubs as well...I always say, we are like a "Family" of Writers here...Thanks for also being a Friend!


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Congratulations on your two year anniversary, b. Malin! I love reading your hubs and I'm looking forward to reading many more.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Congratulations, BMalin! You certainly have a lot of great hubs to prove your talent. Hope that I can have the same track record after two years.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Alicia, Thank You, it's been Fun. I guess I'll stick around for another few years...I haven't said it All!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Teacher, now I've slowed down, too many things are going on...But it's Wonderful to be able to write here on Hub Pages. Thanks for your Comments and Congratulation.


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Your hubs, always bringing a smile to my face. Your hubs, like comfort food for thought and chicken soup for my soul. You have a wonderful way of putting feelings into words for me. Keep writing and I will keep reading. Wonderful hub my Dear!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I am holding up my can of Mountain Dew to give you cheers on your 2 years here on HubPages. Congratulations! I have been here for 9 months now and loving every minute of it! Panda and penguin tried to bring me down, but nothing doing! I am still enjoying myself and making new friends along the way. I hope to last as long as you have and still be enjoying myself. You have wonderful hubs and I always enjoy reading them. Great hub, voted up and awesome!


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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Congratulations B. Your writing contribution to Hub Pages is a wonderful addition to this community. I enjoy your talent and am very happy your thoughts grace the many hubs you have shared with us. Thank you and here's to many many many more years of writing on HP.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Bobbi, I was hoping you'd stop by...Thank You Sooo much for your Kind Comments, which of course are Always Appreciated. Now I'm Happy and Smiling, and That's what it's all About!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Sgbrown, Yeah, for ME! Hub Pages is the place to be...Great Friends are here, lots of Good Cheer! Thanks so much for all your Wonderful Comments.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Toknowinfo, Thank YOU! It's Friends like You that are So Appreciated. Thanks for all your Wonderful Comments and Thoughts, they mean a lot!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Bravo! Voted up across the board and congratulations on your two year anniversary!

This is vintage b. Malin-- entertaining, funny, quirky and a little bit of sexual inuendo in it-- nothing too risque, just enough to get the imagination going. LOL

Seriously though, its an honor to be one of your loyal followers.

Looking forward to seeing what you produce in the next year of hubbing.

Hub Hugs,

Gail


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Gail, It is MY Honor to count You as a Wonderful, Writer Friend. I appreciated reading all your Comments, and feel Humbled by them. Ditto, right back to you Girlfriend.

Thanks as well for you Congratulations and of course your Votes!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

You are too cute! I love the way you write. You must be a hoot in person! I love "thank you" hubs. You've inspired me to write one soon. : )


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Vespawoolf, Thank You, Thank You! I can be quite Funny in person...Life is certainly Full of Laughs...Most of the Time. Thanks for the Comments, and I'm so Glad "I" could Inspired YOU!


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

So glad to have "met" you b! And congrats on 2 years on HubPages, I hope there are many many more in your future. I enjoy your wit and your stories. :) Keep up the wonderful work!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi TT, Thank You so much. HP is a Great place to be, to Write and make Wonderful New Writer Friends. Boy I said a mouth full! Ditto, right back to you and all your Wonderful Hub writes!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Congratulations on the 175 Hubs and the two year anniversary in Hubdom. I have always enjoyed our interactions and your writings. I am glad you are still with us. :D


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi James, Thank You. It's so Amazing how quickly time flies...I've been away in Florida at "the Condo with the View"...I haven't been writing anything as of late, but, I'll be back!


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Monis Mas 4 years ago

I know I am a bit late, but congrats anyway! I hope I will stick around for this long too!

By the way, I love your hubs, you have a great sense of humor, and it seems that you enjoy your life very much. I hope it's contagious!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Monis, It's NEVER too late. Hub Pages is (most of the time) a Great Experience. I've Enjoyed Expressing myself, and have gained such Wonderful writer friends here.

Like most Comic style writers, I have a dark side...But in general, I find the older I get, the more I can let go.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago

Your not the only one who can have fun and put one's tongue in one's cheek. The trouble is keeping from biting that tongue off. It is ever a pleasure to read your work.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Thank you Jaggedfrost. Your words are spoken like an Old Friend and are Greatly Appreciated. I must stop by, it's been awhile and visit your Hubs.

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