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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment 4

Updated on November 24, 2012
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It is indeed time to warm the cockles of your collective heart by telling you about some of the special people in my life. For those of you who are new there are three other installments to this series. It certainly isn’t necessary for you to read the other three although I would suggest it if you want to hear about some very special writers who are also very supportive to newcomers. It is just a suggestion but if I were new to HubPagesI would grab some of the names I have mentioned, send them some fan mail and then learn from them because they are that good! You just might learn to be good writers by osmosis!

Since I am closing in on 400 followers it is practically impossible to list everyone who follows me; rather, this series was and still is meant to highlight those out there who faithfully follow me and comment on practically every one of my hubs. That kind of dedication deserves mentioning and a special thanks and this series is my way of saying I am very grateful.

There are some very supportive people on HubPages. Early on during my stay here there were a couple people who took me under their wing so to speak; they encouraged me and wrote glowing comments and really were the main reason why I stuck with it. That kind of encouragement is priceless in my opinion and I would suggest to all of you to spend five minutes of your day giving special attention to a newcomer so they can feel the same warmth and welcoming that I did when I started.

So, having babbled on about all that, let’s get down to this week’s list of my special people.

BEAUTY, BRAINS AND COMPASSION

Ruchira combines all three of the qualities listed above and does it with style and class. Drop by her site and read http://ruchira.hubpages.com/hub/What-connects-people-in-the-world or any of the other excellent hubs she has written. You won’t be disappointed.

I counted this week how many times she was one of the first five to comment on my hubs. Can you say five out of eight? That kind of support is so valuable, especially to a struggling writer who is just starting out on a forum like this one. Stop by and say hello to her and find out for yourself how truly supportive Hubbers can be.

THE NUMBERS CAN’T BE RIGHT!

How could this Hubber only have 26 followers? That is the question I ask every time I read one of the hubs written by Sonya L Morley. I challenge you to read http://sonyalmorley.hubpages.com/hub/When-I-Became-a-Mother-Life-on-a-Small-Island and then tell me she is just an average writer. My God, folks, get with the program and sign on with this lady from Edinburgh!

Yes, I like her and yes, I think she is one hell of a writer. Going just a little further, however, I will tell you that as time has progressed and I have read her comments to me I have decided that she is a quality human being and Sonya, that is the highest compliment that I pay to people. Thank you my dear!

TEACHERS ARE PEOPLE TOO

If you have read any of my hubs you will know that I am all about passion and truth and that brings us to this next lady who is as passionate about teaching and helping children as you could ever hope to find. All she has done is dedicate her life to helping kids; if there is a nobler calling I’d like to hear about it.

Check out this hub http://teaches12345.hubpages.com/hub/The-Gift-of-a-Childs-Drawing-analysis-meaning-stages and you will see just how strongly she feels about her students. I am proud to call her a friend.

A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOR

I love to laugh. Ardie Paul loves to laugh. It is a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. Oh, wait, she’s taken! Oh, wait, I’m taken! Oh well, I can still enjoy her sense of humor through her hubs.

The other thing about Ardie worth mentioning is that once she is your friend she is as loyal as they come. You might want to follow her and send her some fan mail. There is a reason why she is considered a HubPages Elite. Check it out for yourself and you will know why.

LOVELY AND SMART

When you get a chance go see Natasha and look at that smile. I will eat my hat if you don’t become enthralled with that smile of hers. Now toss in the fact that she is a lover of history and an excellent writer and you have a darn good reason to follow her.

If you are in the mood to do some gardening check out http://natashalh.hubpages.com/hub/Urban-gardening-how-not-to-let-a-nonexistent-yard-slumlord-or-lack-of-budget-hold-you-back and she will tell you how to do wonders with a small budget. Thank you, Natasha, for brightening every one of my Hub days.

TALENT, TALENT AND MORE TALENT

Those three words, or one if you are being picky, beautifully describe my next guest, none other than Katrine. Not only is she an excellent writer but she produces music as well, telling me that her talent has no limitations.

If you are in the mood for a powerful message of love then I suggest you seek her and find her or just browse her site until you find something that resonates in you. It won’t take long to discover that I am oh so right about this young lady.

OUT OF TIME

I already have my next batch of followers picked so never fear, if you have been along on my journey your fifteen minutes of fame is coming soon.

Seriously, let me say this: I would have quit HubPages the first week if some very kind people hadn’t reached out and given me encouragement. They had no reason to do so other than the fact that they are caring human beings who want to help others. Come to think of it, those are the only kind I hang with.

I love HubPages and I love being a part of such a talented and giving community of writers. If you are just starting out I suggest that you reach out and start following some hubbers. You just might be rewarded, as I was, with some friends for a lifetime.

My best to all of you and to all of you who have followed me, I humbly thank you!

2012 Bill Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      HA! I came here to read about Ruchira and leave a great comment about how sweet she is and there was my giant face too :P You're just way too kind and such a good friend to have. Your support system - (other than me) Its a force to reckon with!!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 5 years ago from Western NC

      Voted up and awesome. Yep, another great hub. You deserve 1,000 followers tomorrow! :D

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ardie, you deserve that praise and more; you are truly a nice person and I am proud to call you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi, I'll be happy when I hit 400 in a couple days but thank you so much. Talk about one of my supporters; you have been alongside me for quite some time. Thank you my dear!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      haha...Bill when I saw your hub and my pix..I thought..I have seen this lady somewhere...lol

      Serious note...Bill such wonderful words of appreciation for ALL the beautiful and talented ladies..I am deeply touched. Some are new to me, I will check out their profiles. Thank you!

      Another good reason for you to count your blessings...you sure do have a STRONG support system :)

      Ardie...Thank you for your kind words. I am deeply touched dear! BTW..a clap occurs with 2 hands. IF one hand is mine...the other is yours :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruchira, I don't know about other Hubbers but I appreciate every single one of my followers and you have been incredibly faithful. I appreciate you more than I can express. Thank you!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Hooray! Thank you so much!

      And thank you for the info about other folks, too. I will definitely be checking out folks and hubs you have recommended. I also voted up and awesome.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hooray indeed, Natasha...you deserve the praise young lady, and thank you so much!

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      Julianna 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      New writers' I must read! What a beautiful tribute to many talented women. I will be checking them out. Voted up and tweeted. :)

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

      Lovely tribute. I do need to check out these wonderful writers, Bill. Ruchira I can vouch for as she has been a source of continuous great support.

      Count on me doing that and thanks for this wonderful share.

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      Sonya L Morley 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Billybuc, you have been my biggest supporter here on HubPages, thank you so much for the compliment. I will also be having a look at the people you have written about, thank you as always. Take care my friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      AEvans, I am honored that you have dropped by and chosen to follow me. You have been quite successful on hubpages and I have much to learn from you. Thank you so much!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rajan, again I thank you! I am supported by some wonderful writers but more importantly some quality people. I hope you enjoy them and thank you again my friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sonya, if I am your biggest supporter it is only because I consider you a quality human being. Have a marvelous weekend and keep writing from the heart....peace and love to you.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Hello Billy, another wonderful hub supporting other writers.

      You are a truly wonderful person. Your life story, your writing are so inspiring, and surely your advice through your own experiences will help many people.

      Thank you for including me here today. You are one of my biggest supporters, and I appreciate it so much.

      God bless you, and best wishes in everything you do.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Katrine, I only support those who I believe in, quality human beings who have a message that needs to be heard or who, through their words, bring beauty into this world. You are one of those people and I am grateful for your following. Have a wonderful and love-filled weekend.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      What a great hub! I can't find the words to say how wonderful it is that you are taking the time to acknowlegde the individuals that have had a positive influence on you and your writing. This is yet another example of your great character. And how great for new hubbers like me that could use some help in navigating the enormous sea of hubs and hubbers. And for new writers like me that are still working on developing our craft. I will definitely be checking these guys out, and your previous 3 hubs. THANKS a MILLION!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dana, if that was the effect of this hub on you then I am very happy. Newcomers need to know that there is a great deal of support in this community for them. I will follow you faithfully and you can count on that.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow! What a wonderful, unselfish thought for a hub!! Billybuc, I'm so grateful I happened upon you. Your hubs are insightful, informative, humorous, honest and inspiring, to say the least! On behalf of all who have a creative heart, thank you for giving praise where praise is due! You're a wonderful human being; caring, unselfish and forthright. God bless you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And Bravewarrior,may God bless you as well! Thank you for your kind words; I spent so many years taking that it seems only right that I would spend equal time now giving back. I greatly appreciate you!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Imagine my coming home this weekend to see this post with a portion dedicated to me! Wow, I am just to appreciative of your support and how you are a great friend. And, I only do what I know to do best. You have many loyal followers, billybuc, and we are always glad to see you and read your hubs. May you always have a light to guide you, inner strength to continue your journey, and the love and laughter of friends to comfort you. God be with you always. Thank you from my heart!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Teaches, it was my pleasure to include you and I thank you kindly for your continued support. Thank you for the well-wishes and I wish you the same. As always, your friend, Bill.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great hub. What would we do without our good friends who support us? That's what hubpages is all about. I follow most of your list of supporters and they are great..Thank's for sharing..

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alway, I have the feeling you just might be in the next installment. Thank you again for always being here.

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      You've presented another great list of Hubbers here. I completely agree with the ones I am familiar with - I will have to check out the rest.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Millionaire, thank you for once again dropping by. I would not have the success I have had if it were not for my faithful followers. I appreciate you and list you as one of them.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks!

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      TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Ardie,

      I've voted this a perfect score. I didn't actually read it. Stuff like this bores me to tears, but I know from personal experience that you are a classy genius in all areas.

      I did want to mention that I took a mutual friend of ours out to the ballpark and played a little ball. Of course, I'm talking about WC. As you know, he hasn't been at the park in quite some time, yet his performance was nothing short of impressive. He swung and missed a few. In the beginning, but after what seemed like a thousand tosses, he connected. The distance was actually shocking as it was well beyond his normal range. Yes, you guessed it. I actually caught it myself way up in the bleachers. Damn near got it right in the freaking eye! W.C. has always been a good infield hitter, but this was amazing. I can't help but believe that he was showing off pretending you were there. Anyway, I took him to get an ice cream cone and then took him back home. I promised him that I would take him to the park every day for the next few days. You know how he loves getting out.

      Well toodle loo, I still have a huge mess to clean up around here as you can imagine. I'll catch you later Ardie! . Keep up the great work you do around here!

      jim

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, that was interesting but I'm not Ardie!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      fantastic follow up shinging a light on some very creative individuals. My list of wonderful hubs to read continues to grow the the added knowledge of more woderful talent.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, you are pulling them out of the archives of Bill Holland. Thanks for going to the bother to read these.

      love,

      bill

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have to tell you - I thought one of your responses was HYSTERICAL!!

      "Thank you.....for about the eighteenth time today."

      Made me laugh right out loud. One of the many reasons I think the world of you. Your great sense of humor.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, I thought at first you were talking about my response to the "Man With No Pants" who thought I was Ardie. LOL

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