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For Some Reason Here on HubPages I Always Get The Feeling That Someone Is Following Me....

Updated on August 13, 2012
All My Followers !
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When I first found HubPages it was just because a search on Google brought it up but it had nothing to do what I was searching for. I was curious to know what this HubPages site was and clicked on it. I found it was a writing community where you could make money writing articles. I went to the learning center so I could read and learn more on how to write on HubPages and do it right. I was very impressed with the information within the learning center. I did not join that day but walked away knowing that I would write on HubPages. I have always enjoyed writing and I get that from my mom, she use to write short stories to earn a few dollars from True Story and Modern Romance magazines in the 60’s. She also would write poems to my dad everyday when he was station in Germany during the Koran war.

The next day I signed up to be a member of HubPages and went to work on my first hubs. I also went around and commented on other people’s hubs just so they knew I was here and in hopes of them to come and comment on my few hubs that I had written. I learn from my blogging days on Windows Live Spaces that you have to make people aware that you are there and doing the same thing they are. I spent eight and a half years blogging there till they closed Windows Live Spaces. Ninety nine percent of my Facebook friends were my blogging friends.

I found that this writing community had many friendly and helpful people and some became my followers. And still today I find this great writing community very friendly and helpful and many of my followers are now my friend has well. It would be great if every follower we have on our list would leave comments on hubs we write, but has you know they don’t, so the number of followers you do have on your list are not all active followers for one reason or another. Also I have always wondered why someone would follow you and never comment on any of your hubs, even though you have commented on their hubs. If anyone has an answer to that I’d like to know it? But HubPages is still the best place to write, on other writing sites you get paid per article and that is it, that article never makes you any more money. On HubPages every article you write has the opportunity to make you money daily. For anyone who may be reading this article and thinking about writing here on HubPages but not sure if you can do it, the only way you will know if you can write here on HubPages is just to try, you may find that you can and also read everything in the Learning Center it will tell you what you need to know to write successfully on HubPages.

I also seen here on HubPages some have had hubs pulled down for one reason or another, I to have had one myself pulled down not too long ago. But some hubbers take it personal or think what they wrote is carve in stone. I have had it done to me a few times since I have been here, and I just revise it and republish it. The way I look at it is if you worked for a paper or magazine your article would have go to the editor to be read and be accepted has it is written. If the editor came to you and said they liked your article but two paragraphs had to be rewritten and you made a big fuss about it, I don’t think you would be working there very long. I think HubPages just wants to keep their advertisers for their ad program and to want us to have the best quality hubs so they will make us more money.

Over the year or more I have been here on HubPages I have read many interesting hubs and learned many new things on subjects I did not know before. That is one of the great benefits of writing here on HubPages, it expanse your knowledge base and it in a way helps you become a better writer. I have always made it a point to get back to anyone who leaves a comment on my hubs first and has soon as I can. And will always comment back on one of their hubs. And I also try to leave good quality comments most of the time. I have enjoying reading all your hubs and leaving comments on them has well, but most of all I have enjoyed the great friendship I share with many of you, and that in itself would be enough to keep me writing here.

I just like to say to everyone that helped design the hub page template for our hubs you all did a great job thumbs up to you all. I also can’t wait for the new profile page to roll out at the end of the summer. It looks awesome and will be a big improvement to what we have right now. If you want a sneak peek at the new profile page go to kashmir56's profile. To all my friends and followers keep writing all those great and interesting hubs because I can’t wait to read them because I do enjoy reading them all and leaving comments on your great hubs. And also I do enjoy reading all your wonderful comments on all my hubs as well. Be well and keep writing !


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      Judy Specht 3 years ago from California

      Enjoyed your title immensely. Nice to know my sentiment toward Hub Pages is shared.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kelly nice to see you, glad to hear you have read some of my article (hubs) . And yes I can understand how awkward it is to comment with a phone. You are forgiving, hope to see you around more ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Kelly Ilebode 4 years ago

      I confess, I have read a lot of your "stuff" because I like your writing style but haven't always left comments (forgive me) lol - but I read when I get a moment and it is usually on my phone and I find commenting awkward with the tiny key pad. Hub has become to me my little respite and spa away from the world :)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals nice to see you, yes i guess most of us just stumble on to HP by accident . I to have never been sorry and have met many awesome friend here on HP . Thanks for being one of them ! Thanks so much for your vote up and more ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wonderful tribute to hubpages and it's hubbers. I also found hubpages by accident. I have never been sorry I joined. The people are awesome here. Up and awesome.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Eddy nice to see you and nice to hear you enjoyed reading this article about HubPages. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A briliant read and thank you so very much for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Insightful Tiger nice to see you, yes it would work right if every one commented on each others hubs when they get comments, but sometimes they don't do that. It is very nice to have you as a friend to and to know that you always comment back. Thanks so much for the vote up and sharing ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi rajan jolly nice to see you, yes i agree with you it is a great place to be and a lot of nice people that comment on our articles. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Insightful Tiger 4 years ago

      I was just wondering about this the other day. It's almost like an unspoken "hubpages etiquette or karma good rule of thumb" to check out your followers hubs , especially, when they comment on one of yours.

      You are always so generous and kind with your comments and I appreciate that.

      I'm glad to have you as my hubpages friend :) Great hub! Voted up and tweeting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I'm glad I found hubpages and the community here that is just fantastic. Yes, someone is always following but in a good way and reading and commenting and I try to reciprocate that.

      Great read. Voted up.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend twin nice to see you, It is so nice that some how we both found are way here at HP, because what would HP be without you too ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Tom~I loved hearing how you found Hubpages. How great that you saw it and looked into it and now, here you are. What would we do without you :-( I was told of HubPages by my twin sister who heard about it through a co-worker. It's a great community and we all learn so much here.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Audrey nice to see you, thank you so much for saying that this hub is a great tribute to the entire community, coming from you makes it so special . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I feel this is a great tribute to the entire community Tom! Great hub!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kris nice to see you, glad you found this article and enjoyed reading it. Nice to hear you are enjoying and learning new things since you have been here on HubPages . Wishing you all the best here on HubPages !

      Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Kristen Bell 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Hello Kashmir! Thanks for sharing this. I also found Hubpages on a random Google search, and it had been in the back of my mind ever since. I just recently joined, and so far I am finding a great deal of articles and creative writings that have both entertained and educated me. This piece is one such writing. Thanks for posting :)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Bishop55 nice to see you, so glad to hear you liked this ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi MarieAlana1 nice to see you, thanks for your sweet comment and to for stopping by !

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi beingwell nice to see you, yes you are right i do have a lot of followers, but only one third of them comment on any of my article ! Thanks so much for your vote up and share ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      I just liked this. :)

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      You are loved!

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Good for you kashmir! Look at all those followers! You have a lot of fans, sir! Voted up and shared!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi skye2day nice to see you, glad you have enjoyed this article and thanks for your encouragement. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Tom You are such a heartfelt and transparent writer. The Spirit of God jumps out on this page through you. Thank you for sharing your story. I enjoyed reading it and knowing a bit more about you. Many Blessings on these here hubpages. You keep going. U will I am sure of it. Phil 4:13 Love, Skye

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Tom You are such a heartfelt and transparent writer. The Spirit of God jumps out on this page through you. Thank you for sharing your story. I enjoyed reading it and knowing a bit more about you. Many Blessings on these here hubpages. You keep going. U will I am sure of it. Phil 4:13 Love, Skye

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Cat nice to see you, it is so nice to hear from you and glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub about hubbing. It is nice to hear how you found HP and it is great to be one of your followers. It nice to hear my avatar with Tanya with her rose colored heart shaped glasses cheers you up, she was a very cool dog . Take care my friend ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hello Tom,

      I always find it interesting to see how other writers discovered HubPages, so thank you for telling your story. I was recovering from hip surgery and getting rather bored, so my dear husband found HP through an online search for writing/blogging sites. Since I always have an opinion to share, he would jokingly say that it was time to get my soapbox out of the closet- that's were the name came from. You are always so loyal and kind to your followers and to those you choose to follow, usually being one of the first to comment. I agree w/ you that HP is a nice community to be involved in. The more you put into it, the greater the return. I also welcome being challenged w/ having to spruce up tired hubs. It's good to fine-tune. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your loyalty in following me. It cheers me up to see your avatar w/ Tanya in those heart-shaped glasses!

      My best,

      Cat:)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi faythef nice to see you, if you read those magazines back in the sixties you may have, but today i just can't remember the pen name my mom wrote under. Thanks so much for the vote up and awesome ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi poshcoffeeco nice to see you, glad to hear this hub gave you a warm feeling inside, cool . Thanks so much for the vote up, awesome and share ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      great article...I used to read my mother's copies of True Story and Modern Romance..Wonder if I ever read anything your mother wrote..voting up and awesome.

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      Steve Mitchell 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      This is what I call a cuddly hub. It sort of wraps you up and gives you a warm feeling.

      Voted up / awesome and SHARED.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Kathryn nice to see you, glad you found HubPages and found all these great benefits of being in this writing community. It is go to hear that you are going to stick and around here and keep writing, because in time you will start to make money and start getting pay out to your paypal account .hope your weekend was a good one and your week a super one. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love the title! It almost sounds creepy, until you realize that HubPage followers are a good thing!

      I originally heard about HubPages during my job search. I didn't really view it so much as a money maker, more as an opportunity to write. I love writing, and this was the perfect time to start! I have learned a lot, read so many interesting and illuminating articles, and met so many great people. I have been here for nearly 3 months, and don't have any plans to leave! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Kashmir.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Peggy nice to see you, I guess we all found HP by accident and just saw a great place to write. And just like you i comment when someone comments on my articles, but if i have commented on someones article and the have not on any of mine then i just don't have the time to keep on doing that. I need to use the time i have to comment on the article of people who comment on mine. I have learned many things here on HP just by reading all the great hubs on many subjects, and met many great people here who became friends, and you are one of them. Thanks so much for your vote up, useful and share ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Tom,

      I couldn't have written this any better. I also discovered HubPages by accident and knew absolutely nothing about SEO and such. Still learning! I agree that the friendships that can come from writing on this site is the best part. As to commenting...one soon finds the "real" followers from those who simply sign up as such. Most of the time I only have time to read and make comments on hubs of those who reciprocate. Once in a while I will read others and always comment, but after a time if they never leave a comment, I move on to others who do. I love learning new things and with the wealth of good writers on this site, there is an endless amount of subjects to keep one stimulated and interested. Up and useful votes and will share.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi MarieAlana1 nice to see you, nice to hear you like this hub and love the picture as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Marie Alana 4 years ago from Ohio

      I like this hub! I love the picture!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi DDE nice to see you and nice to hear you found HubPages the same way. I'm sure we will be good friends here on HP. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have enjoyed my time here so far and found hubpages the same way you did and never looked back since then i am sure we can be good friends here

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi LongTimeMother nice to see you, from the comment you left i can see you are a very good Hubber and you are doing the things you should here on HubPages , well done. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      LongTimeMother 4 years ago from Australia

      I click on the profile of everyone who leaves a comment on one of my hubs, and I always comment on at least one of their hubs. I keep an eye on new hubs from people I follow and read and comment on as many as I can find time for.

      Plus I always read and try to respond to comments left by people who respond to my hubs. Mind you, I only have about 50 followers so that's not too hard for me. If I had 1,000 followers it would be far more difficult. lol. I don't expect that's likely to happen any time soon.

      I don't follow people without first going to their profile page and seeing if I am interested in receiving their hub news. Because I live off the grid and have internet access via satellite, I have to be careful about downloading too much information so I am probably a little more choosy than most.

      Interesting hub. I voted it up!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Sunshine625 nice to see you, yes it seams like many of us have one way or another stumbled on HubPages. But it all worked out for us and we meet great people like you here on HubPaqges. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I also stumpled upon HubPages one day while I was searching for something else. You know what they say, everything happens for a reason!:)

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi healthylife2 nice to see you, it does seem that a lot of us have stumbled on HP by accident and end up enjoying it. Glad you to enjoying learning new things from reading other's hub, that is one of the great benefits of writing here on HP. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Healthy Life 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I enjoyed reading about your personal experience here. I also stumbled upon HP be accident but really enjoy it here. Interacting with the community is one of the most fun aspects for me and I enjoy reading and commenting and learning new things from other hubbers. Voted up!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi tlmcgaa70 nice to see you, glad you enjoyed reading this hub and have come to find HubPages like many by accident. It nice to hear you are earning some money each month and it will get better and better has time goes on, so hang in there. So glad to have you has a follower and friend and have enjoyed reading your hubs has well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      tlmcgaa70 5 years ago from south dakota, usa

      Hello Kashmir, what a wonderful hub. i love the montage at the top, that must have been some work putting together. like you a always respond to comments on my hubs and i always try to get back and read a hub of someone who has left a comment, and to leave a comment for them. i also found hubpages by accident, in fact i really didnt know what it was. when i signed up, i wrote two short articles just to see what it looked like, but then i didnt return to write anything else for about a year. then i once again stumbled on it, and this time i looked into it a bit more, and liking what i saw became an active writer here. still i didnt sign up to earn money at first, only in the last six months or so. i am pleased that this month i will be breaking the 6 dollar/month line. while many make hundreds and even thousands, i am content to watch it grow a little each month. i have one hub that has been read 1,246 times...and continues to stay at the top of my list of hubs...yet not one single comment on it. i am baffled by that. they say no comment is the polite way of saying the hub isnt very good. seems a contradiction then that it should be my most popular hub, yet not very good. this was a wonderful hub and i enjoyed reading it. it is a joy to be counted your follower...and hopefully your friend as well. GOD bless you.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Tony my friend, yes the HP community is so friendly here and i to have made many friend here has well. So glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub and hope you found your profile picture to. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi frogyfish nice to see you, I had this great title for the hub but nothing more, then just started to write and it just came all together . Glad you found your profile picture there, and it brought you a cool smile. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Lady Wolfs nice to see you, Yes i do agree that HubPages is a great place to write at and a very friendly place has well. Also you can always find someone to help you out if you need it any kind of help . Glad you enjoyed reading this hub. Thanks so much for the voted up, interesting, and awesome! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Tony Mead 5 years ago from Yorkshire

      Hi Kash my friend

      what a nice, unique and thoughtful hub. There is sometimes a community feel about writing here, and like you I have found several kindred spirits and made new friends.

      with respect

      Tony

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Hey, kashmir56, enjoyed your hub...liked the head pictures... skimmed through the comments...and had to then go back up and find myself after I read Lady Wolf's comment. Ha! I was there. Thanks for a good smile, and a creative expression!

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      Lady Wolfs 5 years ago

      kashmir56 - What a creative idea you had. That is really cool how you did all the pictures on your followers. You did a great job and that had to be a lot of work. HubPages is a wonderful place to write, and there seems to be many followers that are friendly and supportive of one another.Thank you much for sharing this.

      Voted up, interesting, and awesome!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Brett nice to see you, yes i do agree with you, i love all the very friendly people in HubPages community and read some great hubs and learned many things i did not know before. And these are just a few of the great benefits of being here on HP.

      I just read the hub you wrote about the benefits of sharing hub, and have just shared it to see if we can get more people sharing good quality hubs. Thanks so much for you vote up and shared and tweeted. Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Nice tribute. I have to admit, it takes a bit of getting used to at first, but Hubpages has a great community and the support you get is awesome.

      Also, it was my pleasure to share your photo hub, as it was vary useful. If you haven't checked it out (if you have, I apologize, I'm on the move at the moment), you may like my hub about the benefits of sharing ... as hubbers helping hubbers works much better than going alone! So long as only quality content is passed on ...

      Up, interesting, shared and tweeted.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks so much dear friend but has the song goes "Your just another brick in the wall" . I'm just another writer in the wall of HubPages !

      But thanks so much for your great complements !

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Yes, dear Tom and many thanks. Your creativity and thoughtfulness is utterly amazing.

      Hugs to you and a beautiful week, Maria

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Maria my friend nice to see you, so glad you have enjoyed reading this hub,hope you found your profile picture in the big picture. It's always a pleasure to read your comments you have left on any of my hubs. Thanks so much for the vote up and more ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

      Have a great week my friend ! Hugs! :-)

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Tom,

      This is a fabulous piece, sharing so much of what makes you such a neat person and reaching out to the newer members of our community.

      Voted UP and UABI... Great job. Hugs, Maria

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi molometer nice to see you, glad to hear you enjoyed reading this hub ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi ignugent17 nice to see you, Thanks so much for your kind words it is so good to have you has a follower as well. And it would be nice if some join HP because they read something you wrote or i wrote . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

      Have a great weekend !

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      molometer 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lol very good.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Kashmir56,

      You are very thoughtful . I am glad I followed you and you are an inspiration to all who wants to be a member of hubpages.

      Have a good day!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Victoria nice to see you, yes HP is still a very friendly place and we are so glad when good friends like you come back after being away for a while. It so nice to see you again and hope you will be around for a while. Thanks for so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

      Take care and be well my friend ! xoxo

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      Victoria Stephens 5 years ago from London

      Hi kashmir56,

      I too love the way the people here begin to feel like friends, it's so welcoming sometimes when you haven't written in a while, you come back again and everyone is still there full of what feels like smiles even though you can not see them directly, you can feel it in peoples writing.

      Best wishes as always my friend.x

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi James my friend, Hope your book is coming a long and it would be great to see you around HubPages more. Glad to hear you enjoy my writings i have been a fan of your writings for sometime and enjoy reading your interesting and well written hubs. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      HubPages is awesome!!! I love it. And I am going to take a break from my book to put out some new Hubs for the next month or two. So I will be seeing you around these parts more often. Congratulations on your experiences as a Hubber thus far. I like your writings. :)

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Tina nice to see you, I am very happy that you are following me has well you have been a great friend and follower and a great writer has well. So glad to here you have enjoyed this hub and agree what i have written. You have been very supportive to me and others here on HubPages, thanks. Glad you have found this hub interesting and hope you found your picture on the top picture. Thanks so much for your vote up and interesting, awesome and thoughtful. Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments ! :-)

      Have a great week my friend !

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      What a wonderful hub you have written Tom and I agree, we learn so much from reading hubs and get to know writers. You are one of the most supportive hubbers here as well as a great friend and a talented writer with many interesting hubs. Awesome hub as always and a great tribute to your followers, I am so glad to be one of them! I enjoyed reading this hub, it was interesting, awesome and thoughtful. I hope you have a good week

      Voted up

      Tina

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi TheHoleStory nice to see you, glad you have read this hub and have enjoyed reading it, and so happy you found your picture . I did include every follower on my list to that date of publishing this hub. Thanks so much for your encouragement my friend ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      TheHoleStory 5 years ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      This is totally awesome kashmir56, and I found myself right off of the bat down in the far left hand corner. Thank you so much for including me in your work of art kashmir56. This is a wonderful tribute to your followers, and if it wasn't for all of the great followers that we have, then there probably wouldn't be any hub pages. I just wish that photo could be blown up bigger. Keep up the great work kashmir56!!!! :)

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi RedElf nice to see you, yes i know what you mean we need more time to get back to all followers we need to . But time is in short supply . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

      I never feel I've gotten around to as many as I would like - there is never quite enough time to read and comment on everything. So many good hubs and writers - so few hours in the day! Thanks for a thoughtful and thought-provoking read.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Seeker7 nice see you,so glad to hear you found this hub interesting and enjoyed reading it. I to have never regretted signing up here to write. Yes you are right sometimes it is hard to get back to everyone but we try anyway. Thanks so much for your vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Now this was a really great hub and so interesting. I love the way that you found Hub Pages, it's uncanny, but it's almost similar to the way I found it as well - basically by accident. From the day that I found this site I've never regretted joining and I've learned so much as well.

      I also try to leave a quality comment and to get round as many people as I can who have read my hubs. This isn't always easy, but I guess that if people have made an effort to visit me, then I should return the favour as well.

      I really loved this hub - a very enjoyable and absorbing read! Voted up!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi tobusiness nice to see you, yes i find more and more that most hubbers have found HP by accident. And yes you are right there are some awesome people here on HP has well as very friendly ones. And i am always amazed on the many great and interesting hubs i have read to. It sure is a great place to write and make some money has well. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A wonderful tribute, when I first joined HP I was very tempted to write on my first hub "don't follow me, I'm lost" that was 9 mts. ago.

      This is indeed a good place to practice our craft and meet some awesome people, for those who can, good place to make some money too. I'm amazed at how many of us stumbled into this site by accident.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Gamerelated nice to see you, Yes i do understand what you are saying because some of those followers that don't comment on any of my hubs followed me first. They only thing i can see they are doing is getting many followers to make everyone here on HP think they are very popular. Reading other's hubs will always help you here on HP and you will learn many things you did not know before. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Gamerelated 5 years ago from California

      Thanks for sharing your experience here on HubPages kashmir56, I am new here on HubPages and I too have noticed some of the things that you have pointed out. I only have a small number of followers and most of them do not comment on my Hubs.

      It is strange considering that they followed me first. It wasn't one of those situations where I followed them and now they are obligated to follow me back. Since they followed me first I sort of assumed that they liked my writing and that they were following me because they were going to read my writing, but now it seems like some people follow you just to get you to follow them back. It seems like they are just collecting followers. I have commented on every single comment that I have received and I always try to keep up with all of my followers by reading their Hubs and commenting. I find that I can learn something from every Hub that I read.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi moonlake my friend nice to see you,nice to know you to found HP by accident has well.Glad you found your profile picture in the hub picture. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !!!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I also found Hubpages by accident. It is so easy to use. I have been on some sites that I just can't get the hang of them. Many people do and have beautiful sites but this is the easiest place for me.

      When I first started on the internet. I did my site from scratch and didn't use a program. I know webmasters that used a program and if I had done that I think I would have an easier time setting up something on places like blogspot.

      Enjoyed your hub voted up. I think I see my little profile picture up there. Thanks

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi girishpuri nice to meet you, glad to hear this hub has touched you emotional, and you enjoyed and appreciated the sentiments of it has well. Thanks so much for the vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi GoForTheJuggler nice to see you, Yes i do agree with you on how most people feel here on HP. It is a great and friendly place to be writing at .I too have meet many wonderful people and many of them are now my friends ! Thanks so much for your Voted up and across! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mandy M S nice to see you, if you need any help here on HubPages just let me know . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Your hub is emotional and touches my heart, you said very well writer community is quite helpful and true from the core of their heart, i appreciate your sentiments and votes up for you, thanks.

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      Joshua Patrick 5 years ago from Texas

      Great hub, kashmir. It's pretty safe to say that most all of us felt the way you did when we started here. It's a great place full of wonderful people, and I learn something new almost every day! Voted up and across!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi IntroduceCroatia nice to see you, yes i think most people here on HP has found their way here by accident . Yes i do agree with you once you have published your first hub it is a great feeling ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Ante Rajic 5 years ago from Croatia

      Really nice hub, I remember when I started. I was just randomly browsing through the google till I saw Hubpages, once I clicked and entered I wrote my first hub and the felling was great.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend nice to see you, your welcome but you have been one of my best followers and supporters and i do think of you has a good friend . Glad you figured out the exact location of your profile picture on this bigger picture, LOL ! I know with friend like you i will always have great followers . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      quicksand 5 years ago

      Hi there Tom! Thanks for including me in the big picture. I feel honored to be amongst the greats. My exact location on that JPEG is L-12 N-2!

      But watch out, you are being followed!

      Cheers!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Rosemay50 nice to see you, It took me some time to get all my followers pictures but i have software that put all these pictures together in one big picture. I'm always happy to see you stop by and read any of my hubs because you always leave great comments. I to think of you has a friend and enjoy reading your hubs very much. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      What a wonderful tribute ti your followers Kashmir. It must have taken you hours to put all those photos together.

      The support you have given me is always appreciated. I love it when I see those eyes looking back at me Lol. I always enjoy reading you hubs too, you always have something interesting to say. Finding new friends is like collecting pearls and we learn so much from each other. I am so pleased to be able to call you friend

      I too found HP quite by accident and it was one of my best finds ever. More than just a blogging site, a real community, an on-line family.

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      Mandy M S 5 years ago

      Thanks for the article! Like you, I stumbled upon hubpages about a week ago, so I'm at the beginning of my journey. Looking forward to getting to know the place better.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Jenna nice to see you, thanks for the well done, glad you have enjoyed it. I do enjoy reading and commenting on your hubs. Thanks so much for your vote up ! Also thanks for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

      Have a great week my friend !

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      Jenna Pope 5 years ago from Southern California

      Very well done! You always comment on my Hubs, and I do so appreciate it! Voted up!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi dwachira nice to see you, nice of you to read my hub about HubPages glad you enjoyed it ! I to love the friendly community and how i can meet people from all over the world and have followers just like you. Thanks for the vote up and useful ! Also thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      You said it all kashmir56, i like being on Hubpages. The interface is so friendly not to mention the wonderful community. Voted up and useful.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend Stars nice to see you, glad you enjoyed reading this hub and found it wonderful . GBY ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub. Really enjoyed reading it. GBY.