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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Nine

Updated on December 12, 2013
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I’m a little late in my weekly spreading of love to Hubbers who have faithfully followed me over the past four months. By my count this is the ninth installment of this very satisfying series of Hubs. Why satisfying? Simply because without those who follow me I would be writing clever little sayings on public bathroom walls and hoping for my big break….which of course would never come unless a publishing agent happened to use the bathroom I had written in. So you see, my followers keep me sane and out of unsanitary places.

So how does one make it into this series? How do I choose who to mention? The Hubbers I have mentioned so far have continually followed my Hubs. They leave meaningful comments. They support me by linking my work on their work. In other words they understand what it means to support someone and since I believe in reciprocation I do the same for them. This is, after all, a writer’s community. It is not a competition to see who can accumulate the most awards nor is it a community where egos reign supreme. It is a supportive, generous group of like-minded writers who are trying to perfect their craft and I am proud to be a member.

Like most of you I am a busy person; I write freelance for a living while trying to generate quality Hubs AND have a life at the same time. I try to follow as many people as I can as time allows. It is surprisingly easy to weed out those who show no inclination to support me or others. After a time you begin to notice when people never bother to visit your site or when they never leave comments. Since I have limited time I use that as my determining factor. I wake up to over 100 notices of comments and new Hubs each and every day and another one hundred filter in during the day so I need some criteria to go by.

With that introduction out of the way here are the latest Hubbers who have been my support system.

MICHAEL IS HIS NAME AND BEING NICE IS HIS GAME

Except to Mike it is not a game; he is just one of the good people. His name on HubPages is Cloud Explorer and he is as nice a guy as you are likely to meet in any writing forum. In fact, many of his hubs are written supporting other Hubbers and I was humbled when he wrote one about me. See for yourself what a good guy looks like by reading http://cloudexplorer.hubpages.com/video/Tammyswallows-wrote-a-great-hub-about-her-choice-in-men-Nice-hub-Tammy. I chose that Hub because it happens to be about one of my favorite Hubbers and if Tammy isn’t my biggest supporter I don’t know who is.

Anyway, check out Mike; he has some great Hubs about technology and how to navigate your way around a computer, stuff that confuses me but seems much clearer after Michael explains it all.

I DREAM OF JEANNIE

Okay, that was corny but I’m tired and my mind is limping badly at this point. Yes, her name is Jeannie and on HubPages she is known as Jeannieinabottle and let me tell you, this is one funny person. Don’t believe me? Read this http://jeannieinabottle.hubpages.com/hub/Im-35-and-Single-Is-It-Time-to-Buy-a-Cat and try to tell me she isn’t hilarious.

She is also faithful, one of the qualities I value very highly in a human being. She and I are on several writers’ support sites and judging from the number of people who share her work I’d say quite a few people agree with me.

SHIMMERING DAWN

See, I am tired because there was nothing clever in that title. That’s her name on HubPages and she writes beautifully with words that reach into your heart and soul and leave you gasping. Try out http://shimmeringdawn.hubpages.com/hub/Born-of-a-whisper-Romantic-poem but be prepared to shed tears of joy.

I also love her profile. She is a dreamer, as I am, and she dances the dance of life and seriously folks, how can you not be attracted to such a person. Follow her now; follow her often. She is that good!

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

His name is Alocsin on HubPages but just between you and me his real name is Aurelio and this guy is smart….light years smarter than I am….and a nice guy to boot. I’m not sure how I managed to not mention him until my ninth installment but I am now and I encourage you to learn from him; he is very knowledgeable about the internet and earning money on HubPages and he does more research on one of his Hubs than I do on ten of mine.

Check out http://alocsin.hubpages.com/hub/How-My-Hub-Went-from-Zero-to-3-000-Page-Views-in-Just-Under-Eight-Hours but be prepared to take notes and then make sure you follow his suggestions.

UPBEAT, SUPPORTIVE AND FUNNY

Her name on HubPages is Stephanie Henkel; her name in real life is Stephanie Henkel. Makes it pretty easy to remember doesn’t it. No messing around with cryptic names like billybuc; this woman just tells it like it is and let’s her writing speak volumes about the type of person she is.

Do you want funny? I was literally laughing out loud when I read http://stephaniehenkel.hubpages.com/hub/Strange-Foods-and-Downright-Weird-Foods-that-People-Eat. I am embarrassed to say that she has been with me since early on when I first joined HubPages but I somehow managed to leave her off of this series until right now. To make up for it allow me to say what needs to be said: STEPHANIE IS ONE HELL OF A WRITER! There, was that clear enough?

FROM ALASKA TO NORTH DAKOTA AND ALL POINTS INBETWEEN

TTombs08 is someone I would love to sit down with and talk about life. She has lived an interesting life from what I have been able to decipher from her comments and her profile and I just think she would be a kick in the butt to hang with. I’m kind of partial to the vagabonds of the world; they make the most interesting people, don’t you agree?

Anyway, this lady came onboard my site about a month ago and now she is firmly implanted in the front row cheering me on and brightening my day with her wit and charm. I strongly suggest you pay her a visit and tell her billybuc sent you.

STICK A FORK IN ME CUZ’ I’M DONE FOR TODAY

Hey, I have Hubs to read and comments to leave; I can’t be spending all day writing this Hub. Besides, I have customers who have no sense of humor when I miss a deadline. What’s wrong with these people?

I hope you enjoyed Installment Nine as much as I did writing it. These are good people, quality people, supportive people and I hope by writing this they will get a little more recognition for their fine work.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

For more hubs in this series see:

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System-Installment-4

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System-Installment-5

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/Hubbers-Who-Have-Been-My-Support-System-Installment-Eight

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Nelly. Thank you!

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      Nelly 2 years ago

      THX that's a great anwers!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, it is impossible to follow everyone, so some criteria has to be used. I'm really amazed more Hubbers don't understand the importance of commenting. It guarantees that I will read their hub if they comment on mine...it's just the way I have to sort it all out.

      Thank you for like the eighth time today. :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      TToombs - Terry needs no explnation. Humor guaranteed to pee my pants by! Cloud Explorer - Michael is such a thoughtful and thought provoking kind individual. The others I am quite sure produce fantastic hubs and I will make a sincere attempt to check them out.

      I slowly learned to use the same criteria you do. Otherwise I wouldn't get anything done.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rajan and I appreciate the man that you are.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Snowdrops, thank you and I appreciate you dropping by; I see you have a new hub so I'll be there shortly.

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

      Bill, I'm following two of this list and they are knowledgeable about computers and the internet. Like you and most of the other hubbers, I too find the day short in that there are so many great hubbers to read and follow. Alas time is short!

      Still, I'll try to catch with a hub or two of those on this list.

      Thanks for sharing a list of such wonderful writers.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Great hub! Voted up and everything.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Baking, that was a very kind thing to say and I thank you very much.

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      BakingBread-101 5 years ago from Nevada

      Normally I don't really like multi-part series, but when billybuc writes -- I read. This is one continuous multi-series that I really enjoy because you bring to light so many wonderful writers.

      Keep it up!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dee, thank you! A little bit of a sense of humor? I'm offended! LOL

      I appreciate you very much!

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      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      This was great. You have a little-bit-of a sense of humor yourself. Writers on hubpages are pretty supportive and I think that is what makes is special.

      I voted this up and awesome and I know those your highlighted will think so as well.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, Sha, Sha....kick it into gear young lady! Neutral is for old people going nowhere and that's not you and me!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Ok, Billy. I've now followed all you've listed. I really need to quit my day job because you've opened up my creative soul to the point that I spend most of my time reading and commenting and not much writing. (tho I'm not bitchin'!) Now, do what you do to make me go into those freelance sites!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love you too, Sha!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Perhaps I could make a living as your agent?! I can't seem to get out of HubPages long enough to check out the freelance sites you've cited! Seriously, Bill, I speak of you from my heart. You have no idea how you lift me. HubPages is the best happenstance ever imposed into my life!

      Love Ya, Friend!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, I should have you for my agent. Sheez, you embarrass me with this praise. I'm just a guy..no more special than you or other Hubbers..I just keep doing my thing and I'm grateful when others take the time to read and comment. Thank you my dear. I hope your evening is peaceful!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, I know I repeat myself, but I so look forward to ALL of your hubs! This series in particular has led me to some phenominal writers. I learn so much from you and trust you implicitly! I can't wait to go into the talent you mention here. You open up our world, my friend! You are the absolute best; all of my friends know to whom I refer when I mention "Billy" or "billybuc". You're a charm. Keep shining my friend! Look how many follow your glow!!

      LOL (and I don't mean "laugh out loud")

      Sha

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, this is a wonderful community and I'm so glad you are a part of it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another great hub. I follow many of the Hubbers you have listed. This is a wonderful community of friends..Cheers

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks TT...probably a good idea. :)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Kumah, writing a hub or two wouldn't hurt, either. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Just start following people and leaving comments on their hubs. It won't take long for you to have friends, Kumah!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike my friend, my brother, my spreader of good will...it was my pleasure. Just giving back some of the love I've received on HubPages. More than happy to do it and you definitely deserve it.

      A locomotive, huh? I sure hope I don't derail!

      Thanks buddy and here's to many more hubs shared with each other.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kumah, you are very welcome!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      This hub is too much Billybuc, man you had to put me on the top row there LOL.

      Nah, just kidding with you man, thanks a great deal for all the hub loving support you've been giving me, and keeping up with you is like trying to chase a locomotive on foot, it just wont happen. Billy your the best, and I mean that from the bottom of my digital heart.

      I love you man, oh and don't tell my wife I said that, because she would surely get jealous. haha

      Anyhow this hub was fabulous, I know of all of the hubbers you've blessed (or should I have said chosen to select) here except, ...... and the drum roll please. Jennie in the bottle or I dream of Jennie.

      Oh my bad I suck at the name game too. oh it is Jennieinthebottle, yikes I need to go back to grade school again.

      You are too funny, and simply brought out the funny guy in me to, see what you did Billybuc your up to doing your awesomeness think again, you go with your bad self, or I meant good self. Hehe :)

      Cheers To more hubloving celebrations, your budd and friend Cloud Explorer aka Mike Pugh.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Peggy, LOL maybe I need to re-word that customer line. Thank you my friend for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Made, I always love to hear from you. Thank you and I'm laughing about the secretary comment. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Christy, you are just a kind person and I'm proud to be your friend. Thank you my dear and I wish you nothing but happiness in this lifetime.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I follow several of these good hubbers that you mentioned. Thanks for sharing some hublove and introducing me to some others that I have missed. Now...go out there and service your customers! Haha!

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Soon you need to get a secretary who can answer all your comments. I'm impressed by how much you are working. In this hub you have mentioned many great writers. There's nothing else to do than to vote it up! Have a nice day! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote 'awesome', as are you Bill! You spread love with each of your instalments and I am glad you have so many wonderful supporters!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote 'awesome', as are you Bill! You spread love with each of your instalments and I am glad you have so many wonderful supporters!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Martie; I appreciate you dropping by and your suggestion is right on!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kumah, welcome! There are thousands of people who will be glad to meet you; visit sites, hit the links to be a follower and many of them will do the same.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Hi billybuc, I wish I could follow everybody in HubPages, but as you've said, we have so much to do and the day is only so long...

      Placing links to there profiles, or hubs, is the best way to pay tribute to our loyal followers/supporters.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Teaches, I have noticed that many of us follow the same people...it's like there is some invisible magnet that draws us to the same Hubbers. Glad you enjoy this series and I'll keep giving them tribute as they deserve.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LadyLyell, I appreciate that very much. I will follow you as well.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I have learned much from some of the hubbers you have posted, and I would also serve them awards for their contribution on hubpages. thanks for the highlights on these fellow hub writers.

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      I agree that the hubpage followers can be a wonderful support. I don't know where I would be without them and especially those who faithfully leave comments. I recently relocated overseas, an emotional time but my followers gave full support.

      I will keep reading your hubs now with interest!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Natasha! You are as faithful as they come and I greatly appreciate you as a writer and a person.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I always look forward to these posts - they really help me find interesting Hubbers! Thanks. =)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Stephanie, I have respected your work for quite some time now but didn't really get to know you until Facebook entries...anyway, you are very welcome and thank you so much for being the person that you are.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jeannie, you are very welcome! The next google search is scheduled for Thursday morning...I just did the search last night but I have one more hub to do before that one. Thank you as always my friend!

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      I'm honored that you chose to include me in this hub, Bill! Thank you for your generous and kind words. It's been a pleasure following you!

      You're a great writer, and you certainly have exquisite taste in friends! :)

      Voted up and shared!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks so much for including me in the list. I feel like a celebrity now! I am always happy to read your hubs. I am especially looking forward to the next Google Search hub. :-)

      Voted up and shared!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey TT, I just speak the truth and there you have it. I think you are great and I greatly appreciate you following me. So there!!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Gail and thanks once again for visiting. I can't put you in twice (my own rules) so I'll have to make sure I always tell you how much I appreciate you.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Daughter, I feel much better knowing I'm in such great company. "wink-wink."

      Thank you my friend for stopping by.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Billybuc, I am most humbled by your gracious words and even more so by being included in such a prestigious group of incredible writers. (The bribe is already in the mail - lol!) Thank you more than words can express and very happy to be included in your circle of friends and followers. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Great hub. Already follow three of these generous supportive hubbers.

      Though I follow Stephanie closely, I somehow missed her Strange and Weird food hub. Just got back from reading it and it was, as you say, very funny and entertaining.

      Voted this hub up across the board.

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      Melissa Flagg 5 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Great hub, I love this series. Interestingly, I follow many of the people you've listed in this series, so at least we know you have excellent taste! lol *wink*

      Voted up and awesome.