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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Twelve

Updated on September 23, 2013
I have a plethora of friends on HubPages!
I have a plethora of friends on HubPages! | Source
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Hubbers come in all sizes and shapes. | Source
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My favorite Hubber and biggest supporter...kingmaxler on HubPages | Source

Can this really be the twelfth installment of this series? My goodness how time flies when you are meeting wonderful people!

I have friends and followers on every continent except Antartica and quite frankly I want to know why Antartica isn’t getting with the program? It would be one thing if all I had were followers but I have formed some incredible friendships with people I have never met in person and I think that is remarkable.

All because Bev talked me into joining this site a little over five months ago. Yes, I dragged my feet and yes, I was reluctant to get involved, all of which shows that Bev is infinitely more aware and intelligent than I am. I’m just a writer; what do I know about socializing?

Well, what I didn’t know about socializing I learned on HubPages and the ride has been a great one. I am in awe of the talent that surrounds me and I am humbled by the way I was accepted and supported by writers who stand head and shoulders above me in this craft.

So let’s turn our attention to some of those writers who also happen to be my friends.

If you are new to this site then I strongly suggest you get involved. Hop on some forums, follow other Hubbers and make meaningful comments. It will all pay dividends in the end and if you are lucky like me you will form friendships that are meaningful and heartwarming.

Shall we begin?

WHAT THE HECK IS A WEESTRO?

I will make it a point to ask Pete some day, but for now he is Weestro and he is one funny guy! Don’t believe me?

As for his other qualities, I guess two come to mind immediately: he is loyal at all times and he takes the time to leave meaningful comments. None of this “nice hub” stuff for Weestro; each and every comment shows he took the time to think about it and to make a connection with me. I really appreciate that kind of follower.

THE BLONDE DYNAMO

Okay, at the risk of hurting the feelings of others, I’m going to go ahead and make this statement: nobody leaves more detailed comments, hub after hub, than my next guest. I thought I was pretty good about leaving decent comments to show support but Amy goes way beyond anything I do here on HubPages.

I invite you to visit http://amybecherer.hubpages.com/hub/Had-to-Take-a-Fall and then try and tell me she isn’t one talented writer. I love her poems because of the cadence and the depth of emotion in each of her works. Please visit her, follow her and then get ready for some great comments when she reads your Hubs.

WHERE THE HECK IS MINNETONKA?

Well, it’s in Minnesota as a matter of fact and in Minnetonka are two twins who write for HubPages. The one I want to talk about today is called, appropriately enough, Minnetonka Twin and I am a big fan.

Check out http://minnetonkatwin.hubpages.com/hub/Sis-and-I-are-Going-to-a-Party-with-John-Mayer-the-Singer and read about an awesome trip to New York that the two twins won; if you are a fan of John Mayer you won’t want to miss this one.

Listen, if you are into intelligent and compassionate people then you really need to get to know this lady and her sister. They are a perfect example of why I’m so high on HubPages.

INTELLIGENCE PERSONIFIED

When I think of this next person I always think of the little coffee shops we used to frequent back in the 60’s. You know the ones…..some folksinger in the background and some very heavy conversation between friends about how to save the world? Well, welcome to Sandrabusby! If you think I exaggerate then read http://sandrabusby.hubpages.com/hub/The-Twelve-Archetypes-A-Road-Map-for-Life.

Sandra leaves thought-provoking comments that will give you food for thought for the rest of the afternoon. I’m kind of humbled by the fact that someone that smart reads my stuff. If you get lucky maybe she will read yours as well.

ROSE MAY WHAT?????

Silly play on words for this next Hubber, Rosemay50 by name. She hails from New Zealand and she is a genuinely nice person. Read http://rosemay50.hubpages.com/hub/Attracting-Hummingbirds-and-Butterflies if you are into butterflies but heck, read anything by her if you are into meeting a very warm human being.

I don’t know how we met; she just showed up one day and has loyally followed me since that day. I’m pretty big on loyalty and I hope she knows how much I appreciate her ray of sunshine every time she visits me.

EXCUSE ME….WHAT IS A B.MALIN?

Well, I happen to know the B stands for Barbara and I’ll tell you what: if you want your humor served up with a “slice and dice” sampling of wit and sarcasm, then this lady is for you. She might even introduce you to her lover if you are really nice.

In fact, go read http://b-malin.hubpages.com/hub/HOME-IS-NOT-ALWAYS-WHERE-THE-HEART-ISby-b-Malin and you can get your daily dose of laughter in one reading.

Why am I appreciative of Barbara? Simply because she is kind and loyal, generous in her comments and as honest as the day is long. Give her a well-deserved visit and you can find out for yourself.

THERE IS A SPY IN OUR MIDST

I am very high on this next Hubber. To my shock I just discovered she has been on HubPages for four years; I guess since I recently discovered her I figured she was new but that is not the case.

I have found this young lady to have some serious depth and wisdom in her work. Pay her a visit at http://unknownspy.hubpages.com/hub/Emptiness-wish-you-were-here and see if you agree with me.

Spy is always so grateful when I visit her site. I find that amazing after four years on HubPages and it speaks loudly of her humility and character. She really does deserve your follow.

A SHOUT OUT TO CONNIE

Her name is Connie Smith and has been with us for three years but I fear not that many people know of her. Let’s change that right now! Visit http://conniesmith.hubpages.com/hub/Mother-Earth----Our-Only-Hope-For-The-Future where she will tell you about Mother Earth.

I have found Connie to have eclectic tastes in her writing; I’m not sure I could describe her range of interests in a brief sentence. However, I can describe her as a follower in one sentence….are you ready….Connie is supportive, uplifting and extremely loyal.

How is that? If you want to become a part of the Connie Show then go visit her now.

THAT’S ALL FOR THIS WEEK

But I promise I’ll return with more great Hubbers who deserve a wide-following.

I am blessed! I don’t know of any other way to describe my experience on HubPages. I should be the poster boy for satisfied customers on this site. I look forward every morning to logging on and finding out what my friends have been up to. I wish I was better at following everyone but I do my best and that’s all I can do. I am fully aware of the time required to follow Hubbers and that’s why I’m so appreciative of these Hubbers who see my name pop up and immediately pay me a visit.

I, too, am loyal, so this Hub is for all of you who have gone out of your way to make me feel appreciated and wanted on HubPages. Bless all of you and may you all find satisfaction on this site as I have.

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

For more in this series please see:

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

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

http://billybuc.hubpages.com/hub/A-Hubbers-Reflections-After-Five-Months-On-HubPages

To see my Kindle books go to:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=William%20D.%20Holland

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      I feel Humbled and Blessed to have you as a "Writer Friend" Billybuc. You always know how to make other Writers feel Good about themselves, and their Hubs. I always Enjoy coming to read your Hubs, and Commenting...Kinda makes the Day! Hey, and it's b. (little b.) Malin...Couldn't resist! Fun, Fun, read, LOL.

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      Dee aka Nonna 4 years ago

      I came to this series a little late but I have tried to go back and "play catch up". It has given me a chance to meet some hubbers I might not have met otherwise. The fact that you get to the "heart and soul" of each hubber you recognize is, I think, incredible.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

      Looks like I have some more reading to do. How do you find these people? Or do they find you? In any case, thanks for bringing them to light.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I know, I know....b....I debated whether to change that or not and then simply forgot about it...I'll change it. I have grown to love your sense of humor as you speak for all of us...you are one fine writer with a terrific sense of humor and I was happy to include you in this hub.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dee, there are quite a few out there who have been so kind to me...so warm and open and honest....like you I might add...that they all need and deserve their moment in the sun. Thank you for your kind words.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rochelle, I think they just bump into me in the dark halls of HubPages. LOL Well, they have followed me, read my work, liked what they read and hung around...and this is my way of saying "thank you." I'm glad you are here; don't be a stranger from now on.

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      Melissa Flagg 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Great hub, I think I already follow everyone in it! lol

      I love the video. I had to read Siddhartha in college and although at the time I didn't appreciate it, I do now. I love how you said Bev gives you the safety to be you. I feel the same way about my hubby (hence why I wrote that hub lol). Love is absolutely the most important and the most enjoyable part of life.

      Great stuff! Can't wait for the next installment!

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      Brian Slater 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      hi there billy I just spent the afternoon well about an hour looking through your last four hubs on other hubbers who have been your inspiration. You have a very fine collection of people who read your thoughts which is a credit to you, but one thing stood out as I was reading them and that is you are very much liked or loved by the ladies of hubpages and these are a constant force behind you being so inspired to write a lot of material. Good luck to you, I am sick with jealously, only joking. Credit where its due. voted up and shared.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Daugher, thank you so much! In Bev I have finally found someone who allows me to just live, with no pretenses...she is my miracle and I will forever be grateful to her.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brian, I do seem to attract a lot of ladies with my words. I guess I'm just not the rough and tough kind of guy. Sigh! I try so hard to be everything to everyone. LOL NOT!

      But hey, you dropped by so I must be doing something right!

      Thank you so much; take care and I'll be by shortly to see what you have been up to.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Fantastical hub, big bro! :) You always find the most amazing writers. I've either followed most of them or have had contact, but there are always one or two in each of these hubs that I haven't met yet and so happy to get a chance to be introduced to their fine works. :) Voted up and blah blah... :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT...blah, blah, blah yourself. I'm getting damn tired of you being so nice to me...knock it off, okay?

      LOL...I truly do like you...just don't let it go to your head!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      LMAO! I would NEVER take your kindness for granted, on the day I don't watch my step, you might get me back for the AK weather hub. LOL! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hell, Sis, I'm even telling you when that happens so it won't be a surprise to you...on the next Funny Google Searches...you will be front and center. LOL...go lay down and rest.

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Uh oh. :) Ok, I'm off to check for light leaks. :)

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      Marie V Stephens 4 years ago from New Mexico

      Billy, I have gotten to check out some pretty incredible people through your recommendations. Love these hubs, keep them up!

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Due to my professional engagements, I find little time for hub pages, but whenever I can I do and find some great hubs to read. This is one of them. I got to know you better and I got some real nice recommendations on who to read :-)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Billy. I have just spent two hours looking at your recommendations. You are right they are truly exceptional. I shall carry on with the 'task' of reading them all, then I shall follow.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay TT; I'll catch up with you once you get rid of that migraine.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Maddam, it's always nice to see you pop up on my site. Thank you so much!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Suhail, I appreciate you taking the time from your busy life to read this. Thank you so much.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, you have gone far beyond in your efforts...thank you Sir!

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      Pete Fanning 4 years ago from Virginia

      I'm honored to be inclued in this series billybuc, you have a ton to choose from! Thanks! BTW, Weestro was short for peteyweestro, an old silly nickname. When I signed up for HP I didn't think I would be around too long! I guess a weestro is one who is not yet a maestro! Voted up as usual.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for the insight, Pete, and you are very welcome for the inclusion. I greatly appreciate your loyalty.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

      So very sweet of you to mention me in your hub, billybuc. I'm not so sure if I have "eclectic tastes" or just have ADD. Still, it is very sweet of you to try to plow through one of my hubs and even more so to recommend them to others. No wonder you are so well loved here at Hubpages!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Thanks for introducing more great hubbers. Another great job well done Billy. Love listening to your videos. Looking forward to more.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Connie, you deserve recognition and I love your hubs despite your ADD LOL

      Thank you for being who you are!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gypsy, more you shall receive. I have no doubt that in the near future you will be highlighted. Thank you!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Whoa, dude! You've gotten more support than Zsa Zsa Gabor.......good for you!! Up++

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula....LMAO! Let me say that again....LMAO! That was a great line!

      And to think, you were on my bandwagon very early one when there was a lot of legroom! :)

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Another great ode to your follow hubbers Bill. It is a wonderful community here :) I like that you give back to us with your positive words.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Christy, I'm just paying it forward. I love this community and people like you who have helped me so much. Thank you my dear!

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This is an amazing hub! You have expressed yourself very well in this video. Your words are very sincere. The message on unconditional love was beautiful. I really enjoyed this.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovedoctor, with you name I would expect you to like the video! :) Thank you for the visit; I do feel pretty strongly about love.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      this is great for "the new guy". thanks

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mhatter, my pleasure!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another bunch of great Hubbers that i enjoy following. Thank's again for the share..

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I couldn't help but notice your photo above, Bill, and was struck by how much you remind me of my younger brother. I say this because it also struck me how connected I feel, in a short period of time, to you, my hubpage bro! Thank you for including me here as part of your hub family.

      Speaking for myself, as one of your "lady" followers, I feel extraordinarily respected by you, which I noticed as a recurring theme in your comments to others. My personal experience has been in the company of men who claim to love women, but, if truth be told, are misogynists. It is reassuring to hear a man who truly, and without reservation, loves his partner, as you do Bev. Your honesty and calm demeanor makes you a friend to be trusted. Thank you for including me as one of your friends, Bill.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You did it again. This is a great list with some names I haven't seen before. I do follow Unknown Spy. She has some of the most prolific writing on Hubpages. Great list!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I don't know all of those hubbers, but I do know some. What I want to know is, though, how do we get Antarctica on board!!!!! :-) All the votes possible, Bill. You're such a wonderful addition to HubPages.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Bill, great tribute as always to some more hubbers & followers. Thanks for providing this list. I'll be checking them out.

      Voting this up and sharing.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Ruby; you are a joy!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Amy, you were a no-brainer! When I think of the time you take to leave meaningful comments I am so appreciative. I respect you and I am honored by your kind words. Love is not just a word to me and to be less than honest is to de-value who I am as a human. Thank you my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Tammy! It seems like I spend a great amount of time thanking you but you are deserving for sure.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Vicki, I feel the same way about you my friend, and I hope you know that.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      It was great to watch the man behind so many inspiring hubs.

      Have a wonderful evening!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rajan! I'm not sure if you noticed a few weeks back but you were in one of these. I don't think you even saw that one as I don't remember you commenting. Anyway, I wanted you to know that I respect you and thank you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much Vinaya! I enjoyed making the video!

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww, Billy!! I am so touched by your tribute to me and sis. I think you are one of the most beautiful and talented people on the hub community and I am so glad I met you. I found myself doing a little scream when I read this hub and saw the honor of me on it. You made my day and week. I still can't imagine you not here. Isn't it amazing how we are led here? Your the bomb my friend and I have the utmost respect in you.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      All great hubbers here Sir Bill!

      It is so nice and warm of you to go and reach out to every one of your followers and thank them

      Few do that...

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      First, I want to thank Bev for encouraging you to join hubpages. I really love the way you introduce each one :)

      Thank you for this, I really really appreciate this one. Honestly, I've read your previous hubs like this one and wished that one day I get to be included too :)

      The first time I've read your comment on one of my hubs, I was too excited and so proud that someone like you care to read and put encouraging words on my hubs. And then I was reluctant to write hubs that covers personal memories or experiences but then you said that there's no such thing as too personal for we can always gain a thing from others experiences. I was inspired to write more and everytime I published one, Im excited to wake up the next day and see your name below.

      Thank you for the inspiring and encouraging us. You're such a blessing :)

      Yeah, I've been around HP for 4 years now but as you can see, I've written less than a hundred hubs. The truth is, when I signed up on HP yrs ago, I just published 3 hubs then I stopped. I just came back last week of March 2012.. And Im so lucky that I've found some good friends here that motivates me to embrace and enchance what I've got.

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      What a great line up of awesome hubbers, some I follow and admire greatly and the others I will be checking out from your recommendations. This series is providing both encouragement and feedback for those you promote and suggestions of hubbers to check out, that coming from you means worthwhile reading and following.

      All in all a great series from a selfless man who provides so much support to so many. Well done Bill, my best wishes along with my deepest respect to you.

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      You sure do have lots of Hubber friends! I follow and love most of the wonderful hubbers in this installment and you've given me a few more to get acquainted with.

      Enjoyed this morning's video about friendship, love and positivity.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I love these hubs. They always include some of my favorites hubbers, but also a few new ones to check out, too. And I'm glad to finally know where "weestro" came from; I've been wondering myself. : )

      The video is a nice touch, too.

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Billy, absolutely cool hub. It was a pleasure "meeting" you and I enjoyed you letting us into your home/head. Siddhartha was a book that plays a large part in my thinking today. It's been my intent reread it for a while now, because I felt I needed to revisit the message. I haven't found that time, but this is twice in two days that it has been mentioned to me. I enjoyed your musings on love. So neat that you appreciate the writers here, for the talents they bring. Your family must really treasure you. Thanks for letting us in. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Minnetonka, that goes both way. I have found a home here and it feels like friends I have known a lifetime. My best to you and your sister.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rahul, the honor is mine. I am surrounded by talented and caring people. Thank you my young friend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Spy, you are very respected in our community. Some of the finest people I know on HubPages knows who you are and what you have written. That's because you have talent my dear, and because you are a quality human being. Not a bad combination, huh?

      Thank you for being who you are; I was very happy to include you in this.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Annie, thank you! I still have a hard time taking such praise but I will accept it as the gift you meant it to be and for that I am grateful.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hi Gail! Thank you my friend and I'm glad you enjoyed this installment and video. Blessings and peace to you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Deborah! I had been meaning to ask Weestro for months and never did; glad I finally discovered the truth.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Cyndi10, thank you for those kind words. I love writing and get a kick out of making the videos so it really is nice to hear someone else say they appreciate the efforts. Take care and blessings to you.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I know many of the hubbers you mentioned and enjoy their articles. It's always great to read these series as they put a positive beat in my day.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dianna, if I ever do my Golden Oldies of Followers you will be there! Thank you!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow! Thank you so much sir!

      @Tammy.. I am sooo happy to be mentioned in your comment :) Very much flattered :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are welcome Spy!

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      snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Congrats to the great hubbers worthy of mention here! I follow most of them too and I agree they're great!

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      Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

      to Billy , I am happy to have a friend like you too here in HP. And I'm glad that my friend spy was included in your list of great writers. I consider her my bestfriend here in HP because I know,even we didn't know and see personally, she has a kind heart and a beautiful person inside and out. voted up!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Lot, thanks for the mention! I'm so much flattered by your kind and loving words to me.. Ohhh you're such a beauty!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Snow, so are you! I wouldn't be surprised if you were on the next installment of this series. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lot, thank you so much! There are some incredible people here on HubPages and I'm glad that you are my friend too. :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Spy, as are you!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Another first class hub billy. Your whole format is different and the way that you give mention to so many others is heartwarming. It genuinly offers encouragement to all.

      Graham.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, I thank you sir! We all need to give back, at HubPages and in society. I'm just paying forward the same kindness that was given to me.

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Billy, This is a great service for you to provide to your fellow hubbers. I know you've been a great support to many as well. There's a young lady I think you'll want to become acquainted with - she speaks your language, as you say, and she's very talented. http://hubpages.com/@ashleeosborn. I've read several of her poems and I'm blown away and inspired. I think you will be too. Cheers.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Crystal; I'll take a look!

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      I normally don't promote myself or any other hubber in the comments, but this girl is very special. Talk to you soon, I'm sure:)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      She is good; thanks for the recommendation!

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      Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Hi billy! I love this series you've put together. I recognize some of the names, but it must be from the feeds and comments. I have found several hubbers worth reading as a result of this series.

      In this particular hub, I want to applaud the inclusion of two hubbers.

      I just met Amy earlier today. I read several of her hubs, and commented on one. She returned the favor with comments on three of mine. Like you, I was impressed by the depth of her commentary! I look forward to reading more of her writing.

      Connie and I have been hubbing friends for several years now. She not only covers a wide range of topics brilliantly, she is also a remarkable person! I simply love her!

      I'm off to read some of the other authors you've noted here. I always think I'll get to them all, but it seems I get distracted and wander off. Maybe Connie and I also have ADD in common!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tom, you named two wonderful people. I, too, have a heck of a time catching up on my hub reading. There does not seem to be enough hours in a day. Oh well, we do what we can, right? Thank you so much!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I do not know how I missed this Billy but it's another great tribute to more wonderful hubbers and great writers.. You are so good to us Bill and you being the wonderful writer you are. Blessing to you my friend

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Debbie, I'm just giving back. The reception I got when I first started out was food for my creative soul; now it's my turn to pay it forward. Thank you my dear!

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      CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      I LOVE these series :) So many people follow me that follow you as well and it's so nice to see the great comments about them in your hubs :) Excellent idea Billy! Voted up and Shared :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Cassy! Twice in one morning I am visited by you. I really appreciate it and I will try to be more loyal towards you in the future. Your photography is magnificent and your kids are adorable.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It seems your comments are multiplying with each hub you write...another sign of your greatness. "The only way to have friends is to be one" that, my friend is you! Your followers, like your comments, multiply...all because of who you are.

      Thank you Bev for encouraging him and keeping him coming back!

      As with all the hubs in this series, this was a great introduction to a great bunch of hubbers.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awww, Mary, you are so damn nice to me! Thank you! I'm just trying to pay it forward and this is the only way I can reach many at one time. Thank you my friend; you are greatly appreciated.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      When I saw your smiling face on the front page this morning I just had to read what you had to say. Thanks for honoring many of these fine hubbers, many of whom are also my HP friends. Will have to check out some of the others from the kind and heartening things you have to say about them. Many up votes! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Peggy, it's always nice to hear from you. Thank you my friend; I think it's so important to give back to those people who have spent so much time reading my stuff.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have Bev to thank for sending us you! She seems to have some wonderful qualities - one being good sense.

      Weestro writes stories that have me enraptured from beginning to end. Bmalin - such a kind soul who provides wonderful supportive comments. Unknownspy amazes me. This young lady displays talent normally seen in a seasoned writer.

      Thanks for the other suggested individuals as well.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Yep, we have Bev to thank for all of this....and I agree with you about Spy...amazing talent for someone so young.

      Guess what? I think you are special, that's what!

      bill

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