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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment 3

Updated on June 17, 2013
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Yes, it is now time for some more feel good writing. We have spent the week attacking intolerance and discussing how to change our lives for the better. Now I need to give a shout out to some more of the special people who support me on a regular basis and in so doing give me strength on a daily basis.


I have been gifted with quite a few loyal followers so please, none of these listings are in order of importance and if you have followed me and I haven’t gotten to you yet it has nothing to do with a ranking system and much more to do with my limited time and space. That best explains why this is installment three in this series. I finish one of these and instantly think of someone I left off. When you reach sixty-three years of age it will all become clear to you.


So here we go. If you are in this installment I thank you! If you are not I thank you! There is nothing that pleases a writer more than to know that his/her words are appreciated, so in turn you are all deeply appreciat


FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

This lady, who I love, was the first to encourage me to put my work out there for all to see. Writing had just been a personal hobby until Bev took me by the hand and gave me strength through her praise and kind words. If there is one person responsible for me finding the courage to head off into the world of freelance writing it is this lady.

Check out kingmaxler; my favorite hub of hers is http://kingmaxler.hubpages.com/hub/Owning-Your-Life which I am sure you will enjoy and find empowering. She is my inspiration and my greatest fan and I can’t imagine life without her. In case you aren’t paying attention Bev was mentioned in my last installment; she is that important to me.

FROM WALES: THE BEAUTY OF NATURE

Obviously I have never met Eddy but I can say without any hesitation that I wish I could; there is a gentleness of spirit in this young lady and upon reading just one of her hubs you will instantly wish that you could meet her too.

One of my favorites in her large selection of hubs can no longer be seen because she is no longer with HubPages. This lady can turn a phrase with the best of them and she is as consistent in her following of me as anyone on HubPages. I see her name pop up and I instantly smile; she has that type of effect on me and I suspect on everyone she meets.

A GOOD GUY IN CALIFORNIA????

I guess it is possible because make no mistake about it, Curiad is a good guy. There are some people in life that I instantly bond with; I’m not sure how that works but it does indeed happen and Mark is one of those people. Whether we have so much in common or we share similar thoughts about life, I’m not sure, but I do know if I had a barbeque next week I would send an invitation to this man I have never met because he would brighten my day. Take a minute if you will and treat yourself to a hub written straight from the heart with passion……you won’t be disappointed.

HOORAY FOR WASHINGTON STATE

Show me a good writer from the State of Washington and I’ll show you a writer I will follow, but this hub is about the people who have faithfully followed me and Savanah is as faithful as they come. I write a hub and then count down the seconds before she responds with a lovely comment.

I speak to her with my writing and she speaks to me with hers and isn’t that what HubPages is all about? Try this hub out if you will: http://savanahl.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Teach-Good-Character-In-Our-Children and then get to know this truly gentle, peaceful human being.

AND FROM THE STATE THAT GAVE US BILL CLINTON

If you want to find Victoria Lynn just look at the Top Ten Hot Hubs List because I’m willing to bet she will be on it. She has been hovering at or near the top spot for several weeks now so obviously this lady knows how to write.

We have become friends her and I; we email and we support and we root each other on; Vicki is exactly what I was hoping to find when I joined HubPages and she has never disappointed me. Check out her latest and hottest at http://victorialynn.hubpages.com/hub/How-do-you-save-money; you can find out how to save money and see some pretty darn good writing while you are at it.

THERE IS SMART AND THEN THERE IS REALLY SMART

Are you having a little trouble understanding this whole HubPages thing? Don’t know how to get people to your site? Any old time I’m feeling confused and lost in the tech world I turn to my buddy Alocsin to alleviate my stress.

I have also found that I can turn to him when I need consistent support because I write, he reads, he comments and I feel better. How cool is that? Check him out the next time you feel in over your head; he’ll fix you up. http://alocsin.hubpages.com/hub/220-000-Unique-Visitors-a-Month-Learning-from-the-Most-Visited-Hubbers.

ANTICIPATION IS A WONDERFUL THING

Every Sunday I check the new hubs being released because I want to see what Millionaire Tips has to say; now that, folks, is the sign of a good writer. I mean it’s not like I don’t have anything else to do, but like clockwork I wait for the latest installment from this talented writer.

Millionaire was one of the first to see something in my writing worth following and if nothing else I am a loyal human being. Check out the latest installment of these great hubs that come out every Sunday.

A LADY THAT SPEAKS MY LANGUAGE

From Florida I bring you Kathleen who has faithfully followed me probably since day one. She and I have travelled a similar path and I understand her words and find great strength in them. Isn’t that what friends do, give each other support and strength and make each other better because of it?

I highly recommend http://kathleenkerswig.hubpages.com/hub/Acceptance-Not-Approval or any of her others writings; this lady only speaks the truth and it is well-worth hearing.

THE SMILE SAYS IT ALL

Take a look at Stephanie’s picture and tell me that it doesn’t make you happy? That was the first thing I thought of when she first commented on one of my hubs and it still makes me happy when she comments, and comment she does every single time I write a new hub.

She is a prolific writer and quite varied so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding something to read; this is one of my favorites http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/hub/25-best-romantic-movies.

THAT’S IT FOR NOW!

So many followers and so little time, but never fear, I will be back at a later date to tell you all about the other wonderful people who I interact with on a daily basis. You just have to meet Sonja; talk about beauty and talent! No, you’ll have to wait!

Thank you, all of you! I write because there is a passion inside of me to write, but writing by myself would be incredibly lonely. HubPages has given me a forum in which I can interact with others who travel the same path of the writer. There is compassion and understanding within these internet walls and if you are new here welcome! Get involved, follow some people, leave meaningful comments and I have no doubt that one day you will be as lucky as I am.

How have you found the HubPages experience to be for you?

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Hi Billy, a wonderful tribute hub to some of the best writers here on HubPages. Beautiful and well done. Take care :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Oh, Bill, I'm honored that you would include me. I include you in my support system, too. You've been a Godsend at times when I was really down and have inspired me to pursue my dreams of freelance writing. You're such a great writer. You have a great voice; your words are so real. You have mentioned some good ones here...a few I don't know but will check out. Bookmarking this for future reference.

      Your Bev must be an angel. That's a wonderful thing to have someone like that in your life. Thanks again, my friend, and I'm sure we'll talk soon. Great hub! Lots of votes!

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      A great tribute! Hubpages has been a wonderful community - so much support here!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Katrine; I have the feeling you just might be on the next one. Always a pleasure to hear from you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vicki, it was my pleasure. With so many faithful followers it is hard to keep up with those of you who are always there for me. You have this amazing gift of knowing what to write so that it will interest many people; hence you are always hovering near the top of the hub lists. I'm glad we are friends and we'll have some more fun together in the future.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kris, I completely agree and I'm always torn on these tributes because I want to put fifty people in but it would run about 4,000 words and that would not please anyone. I'll just keep doing them until I have mentioned all of you great supporters. Thank you!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      great tribute to your loyal fans..it sure is nothing like old faithful which is guaranteed to erupt every 5-10minutes. Good comparison.

      I am lucky to know most of them..thanks!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Ruchira; you might like to read the next one when it comes out next week....wink, wink, wink!

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      savanahl 5 years ago

      Ha ha ha...I made it! Thank you so so much for the kind words. Of course you revealed to everyone that I'm a HubPages fanatic. I am on here all the time just waiting for my favorite writers to come on and write. :) Anyways, I appreciate you so much and your wonderful comments about me. You're a true friend and a loving soul.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Savanah, there was no doubt that you would be on one of these soon; you are such a good person and I can always count on you to read and comment. My best to you and yours today as you go about your day...and thank you!

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      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      ............can't believe I didn't make the whos who list! LOL! your a great guy billy for promoting those that touch you! voted up!

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      winbo 5 years ago

      Nice tribute billybuc.. good job.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A.R. thanks for dropping by again; if I stay alive long enough all of my followers will be written about eventually so hang in there. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Winbo, you changed your profile picture. I like the new one; that great smile needs to be out there for all to see. Thank you my dear for dropping by.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      HubPages definitely has a fantastic community, and these are great tributes. Thank you for including me. I look forward to Sundays as well, when I can publish my favorites. Voted up.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      What a wonderful Hub. I knew MillionaireTips and Eidwenn. Thank you for introducing us to other great Hubbers through one of their Hubs. What a generous and kind thing to do.

      BTW, I think you will get your farm. I am looking forward to that time. Blessings. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Millionaire, I was going back over old hubs and for some reason didn't realize you were one of the first to comment on my work and give me encouragement. I don't forget such things! Thank you my friend!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Phdast7, what a nice thing to say. I think I will get it too and you are invited if you are ever in the Pacific Northwest. You can help me feed the animals. :) Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      I'm enjoying this place called hubpages more and more; it's made me appreciate so many people too and made me think much more carefully about all my writing - such a good way to find out what works and what doesn't too and brilliant to have like-minded people recommended. Thanks again, Billy, see you soon!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I agree completely Ann; take care and I'll see you down the road.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Love this! You've been so supportive to me, too, and I value or friendship - "virtual" that it might be - immensely. I look for your comments when I write because sometimes I'm having a bad day and you always get me smiling again. Thanks, friend. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi, I view that as the greatest gift of HubPages, the chance to meet other writers and share support as we struggle with our craft. Thank you kind lady and have a wonderful weekend!

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Another great tribute page! Thank you for the info! Now to check out some wonderful writers! Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lisa, you are very welcome! Thanks as always for dropping by. I love your support.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Great tribute to deserving hubs. Thanks.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Livingpah; it's nice to have you drop by and visit my site. Best of luck to you at Hubpages and welcome!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am so glad that you have found support in this community--and kudos to all those who have given you that gift!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, I am blessed beyond belief. For a writer to receive the kind of praise and following that I have received is a gift beyond measure. Thank you for dropping by and your warm wishes.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I am honored Bill, I would invite you to a BBQ here too but I know how you feel about Cali:)

      Seriously though, I have the same dream as you with the farm and such...We will get there too!

      Oh, And if you do ever visit I will not offer Diet Soda :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mark, we may have to find common ground in Oregon but we'll make it for lunch one day. I'm glad you liked the hub and you certainly deserved to be mentioned.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh billybuc how on earth did I miss this one ?? However I am so glad I found it and thank you for the mention;this means more than I can say.

      However I will return the compliment by saying that you have become one of my true followers also.

      Here's to a long time to come of hub sharing and friendship.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eddy, it was my pleasure; you have brought great peace and beauty into my world and that is a gift that can't be repaid. Thank you and have a love-filled weekend.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Raising my glass as a toast to these accomplished hub writers. You are a real community leader and person, Billybuc. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Teaches, you are very welcome. I wish I could have taught alongside you at a school. My best to you and yours.

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      Martins Fraulein 5 years ago

      i hope to one day be one of these people. wish me luck :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Of course I wish you luck my dear. I hope you are well and thank you as always for dropping by.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Bill, these are fine tributes to a fine group of hubbers.You provided me a wonderful insight into these wonderful people and writers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Hubpages is a wonderful community and the interactions between writers here are so spontaneous and the best I have seen.

      Are more in the offing? I will be waiting.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, yes, there will be more tributes. I cannot keep up with the number of followers that deserve their own tribute. I agree that the HubPages community is a beautiful thing. Thank you sir!

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      Chris Hugh 4 years ago

      Huh? What's wrong with California? You do realize we're a leader in technology, in art and in law, right? There's good and bad here just like everywhere.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Personal joke, Chris! I wouldn't take too much offense to it. I take very few things like the quality of a state seriously.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wow, this is a great series! I don't know how I missed all this.... Enjoying reading them one after the other, lol....

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, I have some incredible followers and friends! :) Count yourself among them.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Shows how "with-it" I've been. I never looked at the rest of the title and mistakingly thoughts this was the initial hub. Glad I realized it. My list of faastinatic and creative people is growing.

      Great job Billy

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There are some good people in this Hub Beckie; thanks for reading all of these.

      love to you,

      bill

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      Stephanie Hicks 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Bill - *HUGS* How did I miss this one (maybe because it was one of your earlier one). You are such an amazing supportive hubber yourself. Trust me - If I was to write a hub like this one, you would definitely be featured. Hope you are well in rainy Olympia. Happy early Thanksgiving to you and Bev!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Steph, I am just giving back to an amazing group of Hubbers, and you are one of the best. I hope you are feeling better, and Bev and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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