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Celebrating 1,000 Fans on Hubpages: Best Moments

Updated on May 6, 2011

I'd rather be sipping a Margarita in Hawaii

sipping a margarita in Hawaii
sipping a margarita in Hawaii

Hardest thing I ever wrote

This hub was hard to write so it's a 2 part hub. Last time I wrote a hub about followers/fans, it was about reaching 500 fans. It's wan't easy then trying to remember my favorite hubbers and being sure to pay tribute to them for helping me stay committed to writing on hubpages. But now a few months later, here I am writing a hub about reaching 1,000+ fans on hubpages so this get even more difficult.

This hub is written from me to you (even if I forget to mention your name), but I am going to do some name dropping here. It's written as a "best moments" type of hub; best comments, favorite hubs, etc. I write on hubpages as a hobby, a getaway, a learning experience, community and friendships, even money, and most of all helping someone or getting help myself- it truly is a reciprocated experience for me.

Currently, I have about 30+ new comments that come into me each day and I try to write 1-2 hubs each week. I've got my hands full- and that's just my life on hubpages. For some who know me better, they know I have a 3 yr old and a couple part-time writing gigs as well. I'm a busy woman. What does all this mean to you? Well, I try to remain genuine with each person that comments. If someone takes the time to comment, I take the time to answer.

Most comments

The top 3 hubs I've written that attracted the most comments are:

  1. "Why Good Girls Love Bad Boys (176 comments)
  2. "Strained Family Relationships; When To Cut the Ties" (160)
  3. "My Accidental Nude Beach Experience" (132)

Basically, people have issues with their families, and want to be nude with a good girl or bad boy. People read anything about sex and personal issues that effect them- it sells (and it's fun to write).

S-E-X and humor

I want to list some of my favorite comments and even some sexy and funny moments here:

Sexiest Female Villains: "With reference to Demi Moore, you stated in one of your comments, "I wish I just had a fraction of what she has to stay young."Simple, ma'am, all you need is Ashton Kutcher." Drbj

My Accidental Nude Beach Experience: "after a week (staying near a nude beach) me and my buddy, Larry are walkng along the beach just talking and I go.. "Larry either Im turning gay or Im sick". Larry looks shocked and goes "whaaaat?". I point out a rather stunning spanish lady without clothes and go " see her" he nods. "I looked at her and my first thought was... I wonder what she would look like in Jeans and Tshirt" I said. He suddenly looks relieved and goes " thank god Im not the only one". Outdoors Guy.

Lack of sex and sexless marriages: "If I have to look at that slug (husband) in the recliner for one more second I'm gonna have ta shoot myself!" Adrianna's pages.

My First Condom: "I found it quite humorous that for your 'suggested reading' at the bottom of this hub about condoms, you recommend the hub, "Is It Worth It To Go To College." Ha! It is if you have condoms!" Christoph Reilly

Make-up Sex and Other Relationship Myths: "Maybe we should name "make up sex" to "distraction sex". That's mainly why we do it, to distract each other from the problems at hand." A.A Zavala.

If you think the way to a man's heart is through sex or food, you're wrong- it's through cars. The following is a hub I wrote using the most provacative approach to cars you've ever experienced and I definitely got a rise out of a few car enthusiasts.

Remembering my first time: "Have you considered a job as a car salesperson? Even if the car was a lemon, I see a lot of guys lining up." Silent Reed

"I got a thrill out of this... Now, I am spent and need a nap." James A Watkins

"Once again you've sent me to a cold shower. This time over a car." themanwithnopants

"I haven't had my first time yet, but I'm looking forward to the special day!" Christoph Reilly

Thanks guys for giving me a laugh. I can count on many wonderful hubbers out there to give me a laugh. Some of my faves are Drbj, Christoph Reilly, sueroy333, themanwithnopants, winsome, Tom Hellert, and mistyhorizon2003. In addition, if you want some sexy stories on hubs, Harvey Stelman has some good ones.

Crazy,Cool, Neat Pet Gadgets: "I'm afraid my dogs would eat my arm if I tried to dress them up." Old Poolman


Self Help Satire: How to kick Your Own Ass: "My thought is, self help books by the time you need help (well me, at any rate) I'm in such deep doodoo I'm probably the worst person to help myself." MrAhSea

Sexy and Divorced Female Celebrities: "Sadly 50% of us experience this "process." Given the 50% who do not get a divorce, most are not "happy." It reflects life.. Life is a teeter-totter." Dallas93444.

Politics and Social Issues

On a serious note, people make some good points on some of my political and social issues hubs.

Obama The winner of American Idol: "I pretty much agree on your analysis of American voters. I've said for a long time that, rather than too few, too many people vote. They vote because they think it's the right thing to do without also concluding that knowing the issues is also the right thing to do. Americans vote for the most recent commercial, talk radio slant or print article that hits their hot button–which is usually the economy, even if they know next to nothing about economics. " David Stone

Politically Correct or Too Sensitive: "It is naive to think that people from so many races, backgrounds, cultures and of varying persuasions can exist without offending one another. We repeatedly offend each other unintentionally. What we need is a greater willingness to understand more about our neighbors and learning how to co-exist amicably. PC is simply a form of dishonesty. " tjmatel3

If you want some great political hubs, try themanwithnopants, Old Poolman, Breakfastpop, Ghost32, and The Frog Prince. These men (and woman) have great insight into the changes happening in our country.


God Dropped me: "Izettl, hope I spelled that right--that's your problem, btw, God just can't pronounce your name and you pissed him off. Ha ha." winsome

God Dropped me: "As soon as I hit the Post Comment button, I will pray in your behalf. My batting average has been real good in prayer.Things are going to turn around and then I'll say ..."I told you so!"" themanwithnopants. This comment led to a great friendship with this hubber. Poor guy- now I find the need to consistently come to him with all my problems.

Most Controversial!!!!!

I've been accused of many things and called many names (sexist, narrow-minded, I'm going to hell, religious fanatic, etc) on some of my hubs, but it's all my fault. I choose to write about topics that are controversial, not politically correct, and not easy to talk about. If I can't get you to take a look at something differently, think about something for a while, whether you disagree or agree, I've not accomplished my goal here. I don't want you clinging onto familiar and to become complacent and apathetic about life. This comes with it's fair share of controversy, but I can handle myself.

Honorable Mention goes to Mark Knowles for being the rudest hubber I've met, and someone who knows it all- for God sakes part of the man's name is "know". Actually this very popular hubber called me the most names, was the most rude, and cut me down to size (figuratively speaking because I am 6' and I'm guessing he's about 5'8) like nobody's business.

Some of my hubs that spark debate or controversy:

  • "A Man's Guide to Sex After Marriage",
  • "My Father, The Transsexual",
  • "Reasons Why People Quit Church",
  • "Leaving the Gay Lifestyle",
  • "Explaining God to an Atheist",
  • "Dude Looks Like a Lady; Feminine Trends on Men"
  • "Prejudice, a Necessary Evil".

It's the thought that counts...

I have an awesome list of the most thoughtful hubbers. I am defining thoughtful here as someone who takes the time to read, think about the topic, and post a insightful, inquisitive, and inspiring comment. After all, that's why I contribute my part to Hubpages.

I'm not going to post all these thoughtful comments, but I'll list a few hubbers here: Fred Allen, Martie Coetser, W.B Isley, "Jeanine", thougtforce, PK2010, Will Starr, Christopher Price, Dave Price, Mpg Narratives, Robwrite (great movie reviewer), Gus the redneck, elefanza, and prasetio30.


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      deepankermishra 6 years ago from India Delhi

      ohh that's true but how it all come about ?

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THank you acaetnna~ It's amazing how it all came about, bt most of all I was inspired to write in the first place by other hubbers.

      Jo~ I will take that compliment (smile). I love this hubpages community. No where else supports such diverse writers and ideas where many of us can support each other and inspire each other to be even better. Thanks or taking the time to comment.Happy writing to you too.

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      Getting Rid Of Period Cramps 6 years ago

      Congrats on getting so many comments on your hubs! Your hard work has definetely paid off! I'm sure you will have success with may more hubs!

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Wow what an inspiration you are! You have an unbelievable number of followers and I can certainly see why - totally awesome!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Hello! I have read most of this hub. Wow! Holy cow! You are like the Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan of hubs! Much class and sassiness. Congratulations! I hope you don't mind if I take this idea and write one when I reach 500 followers? I am so surprised at the number I have now. I feel really blessed to be among the great writers of our time! Take care...Happy writing!

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THank you!

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      Elena@LessIsHealthy 6 years ago

      Congrats! A big hug.

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I love your pic in Hawaii. You're good looking!

      I also loved this Hub. The comments you've gotten are hilarious. Thanks for mentioning me. I enjoy your Hubs very much. I need a nap now.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Better late than never. Sue, I love your sense of humor and your hubs!

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      Susan Mills 6 years ago from Indiana

      I'm totally late to the party!

      I can't express enough my surprise and appreciation for being named in with the big hitters like Drbj and Christoph Reilly and Mistyhorizon (who I also think is super-hilarious!) So I'll just say

      THANK YOU!!

      And CONGRATULATIONS on 1114 followers! I'm honored to be counted among them!!

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THanks thefundu! Read, Read, Read.

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      thefundu 6 years ago from India

      My next job is to read your a hint of them here and i think they would be interesting to much extent.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THank you so muh DIY. It takes perserverance for sure. I love all the different people on hubpages.Never a dull moment.

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Wow, 1000, that's awesome. I'm just a few away from a 100, but 1000, amazing! Definitely alot of characters here on HP! Fun hub!

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks topstuff!

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      topstuff 6 years ago

      Its so nice achievement.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THanks thougtforce- you're one of my faves!

      Tamila~ that's me to a T. I'm a genuine person and probably a little stronger on hubpages than in real life. I like to wake people up a little and get them thinking. Even if they disagree with me, I got them thinking about their own beliefs and the way they understan things.

      Mrs.J.B~ Thanks a lot!

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      Mrs. J. B. 6 years ago from Southern California

      Your hub was beautifully written, filled with humor and laced with some of the best writers on Hubs.

      Congrats on hitting the 1000 mark..

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      Tamila Roberts 6 years ago from Canada

      I love you warm approach. Your opinions are somewhat strong, people either agree or disagree with you.

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      Congratulations Izzetl, I am not surprised you have over 1000 followers! You have done a great job celebrating 1 000 fans and you have succeeded to acknowledge both followers as well as some of your wonderful hubs! It is like reading a summery of your great writing so far. I am very proud to be on your list of thoughtful hubbers!

      Take care and keep on writing!


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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      GlstngRosePetals~ Wow, thanks for the awesome compliment!

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Treasuresofheaven~ thanks for the nice comment. I have never encountered someone as rude as that guy, but he has a lot of followers and he is intelligent- I am NOT one of his followers though. I've seen him rude with many others too, it's too bad because I like the hub community overall.

      Thanks Prasetio30 and Kamil!And thanks for the prayer Prasetio. You're one of my faves!

      Thank you "How?"

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      How? 6 years ago from Delhi

      good job well done

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Congratulations, my friend. You are one of my favorite hubber. Just keep on writing. This is good achievement for you. I believe success in front of you. Just stay humble and down to earth. My pray always for you. Cheers....

      Love and peace,

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      GlstngRosePetals 6 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Wow browsing through the hubs and i think ive stumbled on one of the best ive ever read great job !!!! thumbs up and keep up the great work and fun read Glstngrosepetals

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      Kamil 6 years ago

      Graet hub I will subscribe this Hub

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      Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks for this hub. I will follow some hubbers you mention and read their hubs. I was especially delighted to hear you mention the "rudest commentor," - that was cool. You are a good writer and easy to follow.

      Congratulations on your accomplishments!!

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks for the nice comments! It wasn't easy but it's fun.

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      Reseller Hosting India 6 years ago

      Congratulations for being so successful and for being so bold to write on controversial topics.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks celebritie! Hard work but fun.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Jim~ yep, busted. I get that a lot. Men are sometimes shocked when a tall woman has a chest. growing up in the northwest I'd mold, mud, or mildew if I wore a skirt or dress. We have to wear jeans and pants in these neck of the woods- lol. Half true though. It goes back to my childhood, I'm scarred. My mom dressed me up so much so when I could wear jeans, i did!

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Your awesome great job, you worked hard and you inspire me. Thanks

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      I know. I know. I wasn't really LOOKING, looking .. I was just uhh, uhh .. screw it I'm busted. But it was just like if I'd notice if you'd been working on your calves or something, and I'd say "hey sis, nice calves!" See? Totally innocent!

      All kidding aside, it's a great picture. The dress is beautiful, your'e beautiful .. ya got that really classy elligant thing going in the picture. Guess I'm just used to seeing you in jeans. Anyway, I was impressed.


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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Wesman Todd Shaw~ thanks so much for the nice comment and the congrats.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Jim~ well I'm not that fancy. My matching "purse" was a little mini backpack I was sporting for the day. I was exploring Hawaii walking everwhere I could. I love that picture because I love a hot day and a Margarita- nothing better. That was a key lime margarita if I recall- that was good. Yes, your sister has boobs- lol, but you're not supposed to be looking at them.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I think that a thousand followers or fans is a hell of an achievement. I'd actually consider that as being much more impressive and desirable than many a payout. Congratulations!

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Sheeit .. I just noticed your picture at the top. It got by me before. There you are in a beautiful dress, matching purse, perfectly done nails, and slamming down a Marg with a caption below describing it as "sipping a Margarita." That's my girl. Nice boobs sis!


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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Curiad~ welcome to hubpages. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Mark G Weller 6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This is awesome, I just started on Hubpages and look forward to reaching some landmarks as well. Great work by the way.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Misty~ thanks for stopping by.

      PK2010~ I'm on my way to read your latest hub and thank you in advance. You are off to better start than I was so you've got it!

      Jim~ Glad to give you the reminder of my "asthmatic" hub. That one was so fun to write and the comments were even better.

      Cheeky girl~ Thanks so much Cheeky girl! Cheers to you!

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Congrats on having so many fans. That deserves an award. I can't wait to read part 2 of this. Cheers!

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      TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      You're the baddest little 6' hubbette out there. Correction .. You are the baddest hubbette out there period sis!

      Yea, your hub "My First time" sent me to the showers and had me wheezing like an asthmatic jogger. I like em all, but that was my personal favorite. Congrads Laura. You make it look easy!


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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      From a new hubber to a seasoned hubber :-)Thank you izzetl, for your words of encouragement and support. You truly inspire me. I am really looking forward to staying in touch with you. I have mentioned you in my latest hub - Why it is amazing to be a hubber. It's my very humble way of saying thank you for sharing your amazing presence and gift with the hub community, especially me :-) I have also added a link to your hub "me, you and 1000 fans on hubpages" for others who may read my hub to have a read. Its such a wonderful hub. I hope that's ok.

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      Cindy Lawson 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      That is so nice to hear from you izettl, again thank you :)

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      A.A Zavala~ leave it to a woman (me) to remind you and remember every little word a man says. Its built into us.

      drbj~ thanks for your nice comment from one of the most entertaining hubbers around (that's you)! 2,000? Oh I don't know about that.

      Misty~ you are not just among great hubbers- you are one of them. Don't sell yourself short or be modest on my hub. THanks for stopping by.

      PK2010~ You have made a great start here on hubpages. I look back at some of my first hubs and I can tell you that mine were not as good as some of your first ones I've read. You have "it" too and I see that gift in you. I started writing on hubpages for the practice and still use it as that kind of tool, but now I enjoy the diverse community, researching new topics, and helping others too. I love your comments and encouragement. Looking forward to providing the same for you in the future of your hubbing.

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      Anthea Kwaw 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Once again izzetl, I am well and truly honoured. I love this hub. Its really creative, funny, awesome and above all honest. Your hubs actually depict your personality. Its no wonder you have attracted such a large following. I love your comment about being able to handle yourself. This exudes your great, strong and independent personality as well as staying true to yourself and what you believe in. I'm glad you have not allowed yourself to crumble in the face of negative comments. Your faith, positive persona and charisma will always overcome any negativity that is thrown in your path. Writing gives us a sense of freedom to express ourselves in a way that defies the understanding of anyone who does not appreciate this quality. Writing is a skill that can be acquired and polished through practise, however to have that added touch of something special which draws people to your works like bees, is something that is inherent. You have to be born with it. Izzetl, you are a born and gifted writer :-)

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      Cindy Lawson 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Wow, congratulations on the 1000, and a huge thank you for the mention. I truly was so flattered to find my name when reading this hub, and I really didn't expect to, especially when I see some of the other brilliant hubbers you mention who are far more deserving, e.g. Christoph Reilly.

      Thanks so much again, you are a star amongst hubbers :)

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Congrats on the 1,000 fans; wanna try for 2,000? Thanks for the mention re funny comments. Like you, I know the importance of responding to comments.

      Re your photo at the top of the hub - hot pink is definitely your color. And if you hadn't mentioned it, would never have guessed you're 6'. 5' 11" perhaps, but not 6'. :)

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      Augustine A Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

      Wow, I forgot I said that. I am a man though, I forget everything. Thank you producing hubs that invoke thought, laughter, and for some pain.

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Thanks for the comment!

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      And Drewson 6 years ago from United States

      Those are some pretty funny moments! :)

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THe Frog Prince- yes, I saw your other comment. HA!

      fred~ I get a lot out of your hubs and your comments. You're one of my faves overall. I have people that stick out to me and I'm more worried that I've forgotten a few, but out of a 1,000+ I hope I did OK. by the way, I'd give you that hug right back. THanks Fred!

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      fred allen 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      As I read this hub I was thinking about what a nice gesture it was to acknowledge those who follow you on hubpages. Then I saw that you included quotes from some of the comments and I thought "What a sweet person she is".Finally, when you named hubbers that you considered thoughtful in the comments they leave and I saw my name there, I kind of melted. It certainly made my day. If I could give you a hug, it would be the kind of hug that would show the sincerity of my gratitude, and made you know that you are very much appreciated! God bless you!

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Hey Ya! Hey Ya!

      See my answer of part 1. LOL

      The Frog

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      Laura Izett 6 years ago from The Great Northwest

      THanks so much merellan- its totally possible. Just stick with it- consistency is key.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      I hope someday I can write a hub and thank all my fans for staying with me and for inspiration. Great job Izettl....