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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Seven

Updated on April 15, 2012
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It is time once again for this writer to reach out in a gesture of thanks to some very special people who have steadfastly stood by me as I learned to crawl and then walk as a writer. I have said this before and I will no doubt repeat it many times in the future: the importance of reaching out to newcomers is incredibly important. It is my belief that most writers (or artists in any of the art genres) are in need of affirmation and support as they go about learning their craft. It can be a lonely undertaking to create beauty through the arts and a helping hand and word of appreciation is the food for an artist’s soul.

I have been blessed over the past year. First and foremost because of my partner for life, Bev, who believes in me so much more than I believe in myself. Next comes a long list of other writers and friends who continue to read my work and give me positive feedback, thus inspiring me to continue on this path I have chosen. To all of you I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Without further delay allow me to introduce you to some very special people who have taken the time, time and time again, to reach out to me and provide me with food for my soul.

UP NORTH WE GO

From Canada we find our first talented writer. I can always count on Christy to share a smile and a warm word of support. I find her to be a talented writer with a wide-range of interests. Check out http://christywrites.hubpages.com/hub/fear-of-missing-out-the-addiction-and-effective-solutions for just a glimpse of her writing talent.

I would strongly suggest you friend her because if you are lucky you just might experience the same support that I have over these past few months. Heck, you don’t even have to be lucky; she is simply a loyal person who will be beside you as you travel your writing path. Oh, check out her picture and tell me that isn’t a lovely and infectious smile!

WHAT IS A REAL HOUSEWIFE?

Well, I can tell you from my point of view that a real housewife (Kelly by name) is a person of excellent writing talent and a heart the size of Missouri. Would you like a sample of her talent? Try reading this http://realhousewife.hubpages.com/hub/am-i-a-pathological-liar-take-the-quiz during your day today. I can tell you that I read the first opening lines and fell for it hook, line and sinker. Even though my brain was telling me that she was making this stuff up I still believed her words; such is the level of talent of this wonderful person.

Do you want some humor to start off your day? Kelly will never disappoint you because she is one funny lady! Give her a visit, say howdy for me and find out for yourself that my words are true.

FROM THE UK SHE COMES WITH BEAUTY, BRAINS AND TALENT

I have never been to the United Kingdom but when I finally make the trip my itinerary is already done for me because of my next guest and supporter. What I know about Cornwall is because of this lady and her works like this one http://judibee.hubpages.com/hub/The-Best-Places-to-Visit-in-Cornwall.

I certainly hope she is getting paid by the Department of Tourism over there because she writes beautifully about that part of the world. More importantly to me, however, is that she is a dear friend who faithfully stands by me as I struggle along this path. Thank you, Judi Bee, for being who you are.

FROM IOWA I BRING YOU DEBORAH

This tribute is a long time coming! For some reason, mainly my lack of organization, this talented Midwest writer fell through my personal cracks. The time is way past due to bring her to the limelight. She just passed a personal milestone with her 50th Hub which you can read about here http://deborahneyens.hubpages.com/hub/Reflections-on-the-First-50-My-Top-Five-Tips-Hubs-and-Hubbers-Who-Have-Inspired-Me.

This is where I say how embarrassed I am for not including Deborah earlier since she was one of the Hubbers who visited me very early on. I hope you all reach out and give her the attention she justly deserves.

SIMPLY A GOOD PERSON FROM NEW YORK

There are some people you just instantly have a connection with; so it is with Dana, as genuine a person as you are likely to meet. It has been my pleasure to watch her grow over the past few months and I can tell you that her comments are from the heart with a good deal of passion tossed in. Try out http://danateresa.hubpages.com/hub/Get-these-things-out-of-me-I-am-so-full-of-stories-I-think-I-might-explode-I-need-to-write if you are interested in reading the work of a writer bubbling over with things to say.

I consider this lady a good friend and I respect her for her humanness, quite possibly my highest compliment. If you want to make a connection that will last a lifetime then give Dana a shout out and see all of the good things that can happen.

GOOD THINGS COME FROM DELAWARE

Say hi to HappyBoomerNurse and you will come to appreciate the knowledge she brings to our community. Here she touches upon a subject that is near and dear to my heart: http://happyboomernurse.hubpages.com/hub/Using-Fiction-To-Help-Kids-Learn-About-Alzheimers.

I have found Gail to be receptive, supportive and genuine in her comments and faithful following. This is a lady who has dedicated her adult life to helping others and if there is a higher calling than nursing or teaching I don’t know what it would be. I respect her as a person and I am humbled by her decision to join me on my writing journey. Hey, she even bought my novel so the woman has great literary tastes for sure!

ANOTHER ONE OF MY UK FRIENDS

Jools is her name and writing is her game. See, I can write poetry too! Here is my favorite work by her and I think you will agree it is a lovely piece filled with memories http://jools99.hubpages.com/hub/The-Box-of-Memories-A-Poem. One of the things I love about HubPages is the opportunity to make friends from around the world. I have friends in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America as well as New Zealand and Australia. Is that cool or what?

If reading a talented writer at the top of her game is your thing then I would suggest you stop by and visit with Jools; share a cup of tea with her and she will open up a wonderful world with her words.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!

As I approach my 500th follower I find myself frustrated because of time and space. It is just impossible to say thank you to each of you individually as you deserve. It is my hope that hubs like this one serve as a thank you to all of you; I may be highlighting a select few in these hubs but I am actually saying thank you to all of you.

You have brought joy and love into the heart of this writer. I simply do not have the words necessary to adequately tell you how appreciative I am. May you all find fulfillment as I have on HubPages, and may peace and happiness follow you always.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, Christy is a doll in the finest sense of the word.

      Thank you my dear, and here is a whole bunch of Bill love coming at you.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Christywrites is a wonderful writer as I am sure the rest of these fine individuals are aas well. I will be she and stop by their hubs!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PHD, you read the wrong one...read the latest and you will find yourself.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hi Billy - Another very nice and encouraging hub. It is so very good of you yo beyond simply listing names and to write such lovely and informative min-essays about each of these individuals. Truly, a labor of love. I know they are all most appreciative. Take care. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Made, that was a very sweet thing for you to say. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kelley, thank you. The longer I observe you the nicer you become. I don't think that's by accident. :)

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Bill, you are the one who people should write about. Your kindness and support are outstanding. :)

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Another great hub from you billybuc! I'm amazed how supportive and thankful people are here at Hubpages. Thanks for sharing this, take care, Kelley

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Me? Smart alec? Yep, I'm pretty sure you are right on with that last statement. Thanks buddy; have a great weekend and hugs right back atcha!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Aww, you are truly a gem. Your tributes and genuine sincerity are what make you special here at HP. I know all of us look forward to your insights, writing and smart alec wit. (HUGS)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy, I'm running out of words to tell you how much I appreciate you! I hope you know by now, so thank you once more. It's been a long road but I think I've finally found the right path. Take care my friend!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      With your gracious, kind, and warm spirit- it is no wonder why so many wonderful people are drawn to you. You are reaping what you sew. Beautiful!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm smiling broadly Jamie! Blessings and peace to you!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Bill.. I appreciate you, too! You seem like a really great guy and I'm so glad that our paths crossed here at HubPages :) I appreciate your honesty as well. Thank you for being a mouthpiece for the Big Guy above and getting the message out there for those of use who need to hear it. Many blessings to you, Bill :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Eddy, I will be joining her for lunch shortly and I will, indeed, tell her hello! She just finished formatting my new Kindle book. Not sure what I would do without her but I don't aim to find out.

      Thank you my dear; not sure what I would do without your support and I don't plan on finding that out either.

      Blessings and peace my friend,

      billy

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh Billy you have a heart as big as houses and I am proud to call you my friend.

      We are all so much richer for finding each other in this wonderful community and we are all so much richer for having you as a friend.

      'Up up and away' for this gem again Billy.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Say hi to Bev from me.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Made; I have the feeling you will be showcased soon. I greatly appreciate your support.

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      These hubs really show your kindness and appreciation for other people. It's also a good way to discover hubbers I haven't met yet. Thank you Bill. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gail, it was my pleasure to write about you; you have given me more gifts than I can count with your kind words. I'm glad the book arrived and I hope you enjoy it. Thank you my friend!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Aw Billy,

      I feel blessed and grateful to be among your followers and hubber friends. Thanks so much for including me in this lovely tribute. It is your inspiring attitude and willingness to share so much of your inner thoughts, beliefs, past experiences, present experiences and future hopes and dreams that makes reading your hubs so special.

      You've already made such a big impact on HubPages that it's hard to believe you've only been writing here for three months, but I'm glad that so many in the community have embraced you so warmly and am looking forward to reading more of your work.

      Your book came in the mail and I'm looking forward to reading it.

      Sending Hub Hugs and Love,

      Gail

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Aww, thanks, Lamb! And you are right, each and every one of you make me smile.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Ardie! Who was it today that spelled your name Artie??? Oh well, as long as I know how to spell it we are all good. You know I appreciate you greatly so I won't say it again. :)

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      I am here for you...whether or not I am being mentioned as I know you appreciate every one of us...be blessed Bill, take care...

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Aaah coming up on 500 fans! You've made yourself quite at home here Bill and I love to see that, because I want you to stay here for a loooooong time. You highlighted some great Hubbers in this installment - some I havent read much from before. Well thats going to change tonight. Im off to check out these great Bill supports!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Always, I try! I think it would be nice for a change to write some "how to" hubs that are search friendly but I get so bored in the attempt that I give up, or I finish one and feel no satisfaction at all. I think I'll just keep doing that thing I do and be grateful that others out there enjoy it. Thank you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another great tribute. I know many of your faithful followers. You have followers because you write from your heart. Cheers my friend...

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Katrine, that is a very nice tribute and I greatly appreciate it. I follow you for the same reasons; I know that when you write it is from deep inside of you and for that reason you will always have me as a follower. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rsusan, it is my pleasure. If it were not for these fine people following me I would just be in a closet typing words that nobody would ever see or care about. I appreciate you and all of my followers. Thank you my friend!

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      Bill, yet another beautiful appreciation to our fellow hubbers. It's so wonderful to follow someone like you, your writing comes from your heart and is filled with so much love. Take care and best wishes :-)

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      Rika Susan 5 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks for doing this, billybuc! How wonderful that you are sharing your appreciation in this way. In the process you are help us all to discover new writers we can support in return. Hubpages is a super community!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rosemay, I agree completely. I love this community and the way we support each other. Thank you my friend for your support.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      What a lovely way to show appreciation of hubbers who have supported you. That is the wonderful thing about HP, the friendship and close knit community who support and encourage each other.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Christy, it is well-deserved and you have no idea what your support means to me. I thank you, not the other way around.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Minnetonka, thank you so very much! Your words are the reason I write; there are so many people to thank and I have only just begun. Take care my friend and peace and blessings to you and your twin.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I am so humbled by your kind words for me. Your support of my own writing has been so genuine and that I am able to repay you with friendship is a wonderful feeling. Thank-you for the mention of me and for such a wonderful hub dedicated to your support network! Take care my friend.

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear Billy-It is so like you to give thanks to fellow hubbers. You are a one of a KIND man that has a heart of gold. I think your tribute is wonderful and I will be sure to check out the links you posted and make sure I follow these hubbers you highlighted.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dana? Speechless? Mark this one down on your calendar! :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      You have left me uncharacteristically short on words! So I will leave you with a heartfelt thank you and wishes for continued happiness and success.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yes, Dana, you most certainly belong in this group. You write from the heart and that is my number one criteria...that and you support me and for that I am very appreciative. You keep writing the truth as you see it my dear and I'll keep following you.

      The only person you have to be true to is yourself. You know that as well as I do. By the way, I only continually follow people who are genuine so you fit in quite nicely in these support hubs!

      Thank you so much for your friendship and your following.

      your friend,

      bill

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      BILL! I saw this as I sat down to write my next hub and of course couldn't wait to give it a read. I am shocked and honored to be included in this list. You made me cry! In a good way. My writing isn't even close to the caliber of those you have included me with. But I know its going to get there. And that is because of support, advice, and encouragement from people like you. Especially you. You have given me the gift of being able to follow my passion in a way I never thought I would. I am determined to be the writer I know I can be. For myself, and for you and the others that support me. It would be a disservice to you all if I didn't give it 100%.... THANK YOU again. (I better step up my game! Thanks for the push!)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Deborah, I was a little slow adding you but I finally realized my mistake. Three months ago you commented on a hub nobody bothered to read and it meant the world to me. You'll always have a place of honor on my appreciation list. Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      b.Malin, I see you have a new hub yourself which I will visit shortly. Thank you so much. I think that is so cool that we all have friends, allies, from around the Globe.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      And may God bless you Debbie! Talk about a tough standard to reach for; you are at the top as far as I'm concerned and I'm grateful each and every time you write a comment. Thank you and may peace and love be your constant companions.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sandra, I'm so glad you said that. I want these hubs to be a beacon that points at those other writers. They deserve your following and I appreciate you doing so.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, thanks Vicki! I love the friendship you and I have formed and I love the HubPages community. Carry on my dear and we'll enjoy the rest of this trip together.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jools, I instantly liked you once I found out about baseball and the Beatles; after that I respected you as a writer. The rest has been pure gravy on mashed potatoes. You are so very kind and if my hubs have helped you then I am gratified as a writer. Thank you my friend!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jon! It would be a lonely profession without the kind of support I get from HubPages. I appreciate your following and I'll return the favor.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Teaches, if I keep doing what I'm doing then I'll keep getting what I'm getting and right now I'm getting a whole bunch of love. Thank you for always being here, Teaches. You are appreciated.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      Thanks, Bill, for all the inspiration you have provided to me and many others here. And thanks for introducing me to many wonderful writers through this series. It's an honor to be included in such great company.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      From around the Globe, we all LOVE you Billybuc. I too will check out those that I'm not familiar with. Always fun to meet New Hubbers!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow another great hub to give wonderful support to wonderful hubbers you are an awesome hubber yourself.

      God bless you

      Debbie

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      Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      Thanks for SHARING. I've found some wonderful hubbers to follow by reading this series.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Another good one! I know all those lovely writers except for Christy and Cornwall. I enjoy your shout-out hubs and need to check out some other of these people you have met. You're a great person to have around here, Bill!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Bill, finding your hubs has been one of the great pleasures of hubpages over the last six weeks or so - your great 'lifestyle choices' hubs have been like a beacon of calm for me at this strange time and our shared love of baseball and the Beatles (and nostalgia) has led to many a conversation (in comments :o)). Many thanks for the shout out, you're a gud un. Lovely hub.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      I'm going to add to your followers total, you're very kind to give tributes like this and its something I think everyone can appreciate!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      We all enjoy following your hubs, Billybuc. It is so nice that you always show your appreciation of fellow hubbers in this way. Love the song. Looking forward to more great hub topics from you in the near future. Keep safe out there, my dear friend.