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How has HubPages changed your life?

Updated on February 5, 2013

The wonderful world of hubs and hubbers

I have a hub that talks about my appreciation for HubPages, but since I've written that one, I've had even more positive experiences.

Hub Pages has changed my life in many ways, in the three short months that I've been here. The amount of support I've received already, is astounding. I feel like I have made some wonderful friends. I've learned more in three months here, than I ever would've by trying to find the time (with three kids) to read an entire book.

I love the fact that we can be who we truly are at Hub Pages. There's no need to be fake. I believe that if you're a true writer, at one point or another you will show your true colors. It's much more attractive to be honest. I've seen so many endearing stories and comments from hubbers, I wish I could meet each and every one of them and hug them:) I'm so appreciative of everyone's patience and understanding. I've been sensitive in the past, to the fact that some of my hubs have no comments. Some very highly regarded hubbers helped me get through that period of bewilderment. AEvans explained it very well, she told me that it shouldn't matter what others have to say in their comments. Most of us are here because [besides it being our passion] writing is our life! We eat, sleep, and [you know what] writing. We have to write what we know, at least starting out, it's the most comfortable way to go in my opinion. But AEvans continued to say that only we need to like what we've written, forget what anyone else says. If you walk away satisfied in your hub, that's a victory!

From my own personal experiences here at HP, I can say that this is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I've been in a dark place for many years and have finally found the courage to take charge, thanks to several hubbers that have read my hubs and left life-altering advice and support. I've never had a support system that I could truly count on. I like to have more than one extra opinion on certain issues so this is exactly the right place for me.

I would recommend this site to anyone who writes or wants to write. The vast expanse of knowledge here is diverse and exciting! Thanks HP and HP hubbers, thank you for helping me get my life back! I'll forever cherish this time in my life:)

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      MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Kasman thanks buddy I'm right there with you:) Nice to meet you and I'm glad you're here. Have a great day!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I love this hub in particular because it reminds me that this site has inspired me to write more and more. I have a heart to express myself but also to help people in general.....whether that's with laughs, teaching, or experience. Thanks for giving me the reflection. Voting this up.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Hey Bo, nice to see you:) I know a lot about a HubPages addiction, trust me.

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      1964human 8 years ago from Smallville Kansas

      Been so busy I have not had enough hubpages fixes lately! Been traveling a bit and can't always get a signal. Just wanted to drop by and say hi (You know how it is it's a compultion! LOL)

      Bo

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Toad--you are the sweetest ever! Thank you hon. I feel the same about you. A person's truth, to me, is so much more interesting and mysterious than fiction:) big hugs brother Toad!

      ripple--I'm so glad to hear that you've had great experiences like I have. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you around HP more:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Miss Jamie...Hubpages is indeed a beautiful place to be! I grew along with the community too and met a lot of wonderful people. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      the good thing about hubpages is you run across real people like Miss Jamie D

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      bad--the learning is so profound here, if you just embrace it. As I'm sure most writers love to continue learning, this is the best place for it! Thanks for reading sweetie:)

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Benji, your stuff is awesome! I want more:)

      Lgali--I agree with you 100%, the diversity is wonderful, not to mention educational.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      I like so much about hubpages, especially the fact that it is a international community of very caring people.nice hub

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      Yes, agreed. HubPages is pretty epic. For me, it's been really really encouraging that people are willing to read my poetry. I wasn't expecting that and it's a very nice surprise.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Jerilee--I'm so happy to hear that HP has been a help for you. It's amazing how things change when you're able to do something that you were born to do. Being withheld from that dream is detrimental to life itself. Glad you enjoyed. Good luck with everything:)

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      Jerilee Wei 8 years ago from United States

      I love so much about hubpages, especially the fact that it is a global community of very caring people. This past almost a year on hubpages has given me so much. Great hub!

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Hey Bo! Glad to see you:) I'm glad to hear that you love it here as much as I do. I can't stand being away either. I await anxiously, to see if I have any mail from HubPages. I'm addicted:) Plus, my crush is here so I REALLY anxiously away comments from him....anyway I'm glad to meet you and I think we'll be chatting for years to come:)

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      1964human 8 years ago from Smallville Kansas

      I have only been here for a few weeks, but there is no doubt I will Never leave. The only bad part is wanting to be here all the time, darn job and stuff sure cuts in to my HubPages time! It is a comfort, many times an ego boost, and always a comfort. I have made friends already that I miss when I can't log on. I sure wouldn't trade it!

      Great Hub!! Thanks so much for sharing!

      Bo

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Reggie--No problem. I had so many positive thoughts on the subject at the time, I couldn't resist. Glad you like it:)

      Lovezan--Thanks for reading, I'm glad you enjoyed!

      Lisa HW--Of course everyone can't have the same exact experiences, but HP really has changed my life. and you're right, it's so wonderful to have a community where writers can interact and learn from each other. I will never leave this place as long as it's here. Thanks for reading:)

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      MissJamieD, nice words about HubPages. I agree with the things you've said here. I can't really say that HubPages has changed my life, but having a site where writers can write what they want (rather than what someone else tells them to write), and where the community is what it is here, can certainly add something nice to even the most ordinary of days.

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      reggieTull 8 years ago from Virtual Space

      Thank you, MissJamieD for responding to this request. I nearly forgot about it - your response has lifted my night. Thanks again and keep it coming.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Tom--You hit that one on the head:) Thanks for reading!

      Sufi--Great to see you again and thanks for the support, I definitely have gotten more support than I could've imagined here.

      R. Blue--Yep, we're all pretty much on the same page here so far...lol...I spend way too much time here too:) But how can it be wrong when it feels so right? :)

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      I was thinking along the same lines as Tom....it's made my life a living hell....can't put it down.....losing sleep...staying up chatting.....It's awful!!!! and I enjoy the heck out of it. yep I write for the fun...there is no money as far as I see.....and some reeeeeeaaaallly good writers here.

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      Sufidreamer 8 years ago from Sparti, Greece

      Hi Jamie - Really glad that Hubpages has helped you out. There is a motley bunch here, but everybody pulls together when somebody needs help.

      Glad to see that you are still writing :-)

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      Changed my life all right. I get much less sleep now. LOL

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Thanks Birte:) You're right about the two different groups of hubbers, some of them are so worried about the money they're making. Many of my hubs don't have any advertising at all, I'm not here for that. Thanks for reading and hope to see you again soon!

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      BirteEdwards 8 years ago

      Both you and AEvans has some great things to teach us. The advice of AEvans is to right. When you right for yourself, you write from the heart, and that's what matters.

      There does seem to be two types of communities here on hubs. One - the competetive, money making, and the other - like us - who write for the sake of writing.

      Hubs for me is one more thing - it's social networking in a different way

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      I'm glad you've found some hubbers to relate to. And the gem finding thing, I'm with you on that one..lol

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      shibashake 8 years ago

      I agree with you. HubPages has a wonderful community and a great diversity of people. It seems that there is always someone around that shares part of myinterests, no matter how obscure. Recently I even found someone who liked the comics Asterix and Obelix!

      There are many gems here. It would be great to have a better gem finding machine or perhaps some good gem finding strategies :)