Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment 5
I love this series of articles because it gives me a chance to take a break from the usual writing and give heartfelt thanks to those who continue to support me. I have been on HubPages now for a little over two months although it truthfully seems much longer. I currently have 418 followers and that number is daunting because it is literally impossible to highlight each and every one of them. Inevitably I will forget someone who has been faithful and loyal and then I fear hurt feelings. In the list today is one man and one woman who should have been on earlier lists but because of an oversight I simply left them off. I have corrected that today and I hope they realize there was nothing intentional in the oversight.
Followers mean a great deal to me because I write for them. My messages of changing our lives and making a difference would just be so many words drifting around the internet if it were not for those who take the time to read my words and comment in return. I know that takes time and effort because I try to do the same for them and others. When you start to accumulate a following it becomes fairly difficult to find the time to faithfully follow each and every one in return and yet difficulty is no excuse. I owe it to my followers to follow them and I try hard to accomplish that task with love and appreciation.
This, then, is my next attempt to say thank you to those special people who continually give me encouragement and support.
WISDOM AND HUMOR FROM ENGLAND
Let’s start out with someone I somehow managed to forget about when doing the first four installments of this series even though he was one of the first to comment on my earlier articles. A teacher, a humorist and a man of refined tastes and wisdom, Molometer is a man I would love to sit down with some day and share a cup of tea.
If you would like a sample of his sense of humor try out http://molometer.hubpages.com/hub/The-British-Weather-Is-So-Changeable-It-Has-Become-A-National-Obsession and I think you will agree with me that this kind gentleman is well-worth reading and following. I am grateful for his following and offer up a thank you for his support.
TALENT AND GRACE ALL IN ONE PLACE
Audra is the next follower who deserves an apology. Somehow she slipped through the cracks of my mind and considering how faithful she has been to me that is slightly unreal. I will claim old age as my only excuse and move on.
She writes poetry, she writes prose and she does both with talent. Read her tribute to her boyfriend at and see for yourself how much talent this lady brings to the table each and every day. If you are new to HubPages you might want to tag along with Audra and pick up some tips on how to do it right on this site. Our friendship grows daily and I am the lucky one because of it.
PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING
If there is a more spiritual person on HubPages than this next gentleman I would like to know about them immediately. I gravitate towards people who speak from the heart with compassion and empathy for others and that perfectly describes Spirit Whisperer. Xavier is his name and he hails from the Isle of Man. All Xavier does is help others through his business, his writing and his daily activities. This work, http://spiritwhisperer.hubpages.com/hub/Life-is-a-Message-Kelly-Thomas, is a perfect example of his message, that only through love will this world be a better place.
I am proud to call this man of peace a friend. You would be well-advised to follow him now and into the future.
I simply love this lady’s screen name and it beautifully captures her spirit. She is fascinated by life and is constantly looking for new adventures and challenges. This is a person of depth and compassion and that, my friends, is a legacy one can be proud of.
Her friends know her as Ruby and she is a poet of considerable stature. Take a look around her site and read http://alwaysexploring.hubpages.com/hub/My-heart-is-racing-my-palms-are-sweating-i-m-on-a-bridge if you are in need of some beauty on this particular day. Her talent with the written word is only exceeded by her kindness as a human being.
LOOK TO THE SKY FOR THE ANSWERS
A man of God, a man of peace, a man who has found the Light and spends his time now sharing his truth with others. If you have read any of my works you will know that I am all about truth and changing for the better. I read one poem by this man and decided he was someone I needed to know better and over the past few weeks we have become brothers with a single purpose.
Visit his site and read http://sky9106.hubpages.com/hub/BetterThinkAgain for a glimpse into the soul of a man who is on the right path. You won’t be disappointed!
AN EDUCATOR WITH A MESSAGE
Raciniwa is her name and she comes to us from Cebu. Her refreshing outlook on life and her depth as a person make her a must on your to do list. I am blown away by her insights and the gentleness of her spirit. If you would like to be blown away then by all means read http://raciniwa.hubpages.com/hub/Parenting-Our-Inner-Child and get in touch with your inner child.
I don’t know what it is about some people but there are those rare few who manage to grab hold of your heart through their words and Raciniwa is such a person. Please give her your support the next time you are looking for an uplifting message.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE BRITISH?
I readily admit to having a fondness for the British. I love their dry humor and their practical outlook on life. Nell Rose has it all and she was actually the seventh person to follow me when I first started. As I look at her profile I see she has over 1,900 followers and that, folks, ain’t bad.
Her articles are enlightening and useful and filled with practical knowledge but besides all that she is an excellent writer. Try http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Turn-Your-Balcony-Into-A-Beautiful-Garden on for size and see if you don’t agree with me that wonderful things come from Britain.
THE TIME HAS COME
That’s all for today folks but next week we will take a look at some more of my faithful followers. I know a wickedly funny woman from the Midwest who you will meet and a lovely young woman named Angela who is a must read. The rest will have to remain a mystery until next time.
Seriously for a moment: taking the time to follow one is an awesome thing. I check my site throughout the day to see the comments left and I always take the time to respond. Always! If I were to extend a suggestion to those just starting out it would be this: if someone has taken the time to read your hub the least you can do is take the time to respond. I feel very strongly on this. I am not talking about a response like, “thanks for reading” or “Nice of you to drop by.” Those are hollow in my humble opinion. If you want someone to follow you faithfully then act like it. Otherwise may the Hub gods have mercy on you!
Thanks to all of you. I fully realize that my hubs are not what one would call hot ticket items. I do not write to dazzle the masses with my knowledge of the best places to shop or how to find the best day care centers. I simply write from the heart and try to convey a message of love, compassion and empathy in my work. I may not ever have a thousand followers or a thousand reads per day but I do feel fulfilled by what I write and when I receive a heartfelt message from someone telling me that my article has touched their heart then that means the world to me.
I will leave the instructional articles to someone else who most likely will do a better job at them than I ever would. I have my little niche in the literary world and it fits me quite nicely. Peace and love to all of you out there!
2012 Bill Holland (aka billybuc)
- Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment 4
The continuing tribute to people who mean a great deal to me on HubPages!
- Writers Who Have Been My Support System: Part 2
Writing is a lonely profession so those who support you are very important indeed. This is a hub dedicated to those who have been by my side during my journey.
- Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System
To those out there who have supported this writer as he stumbles through the initial process of HubPages.
- Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment 3
Writing in a vacuum; that's what HubPages would be like for me if it were not for my friends and followers.