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Hubbers Who Have Been My Support System: Installment Twenty

Updated on May 29, 2014

Quite a Journey

Nine months to the day since I started on HubPages, and I’m now on installment twenty of this love fest series where I say thank you to those who continually show support for me.

The reality of HP is this: even though I have 1,059 followers, few of them are heard from on a regular basis. People are, after all, busy, and their lives pull them in other directions. Some leave HP; some go on sabbatical; some get sick and yes, some die. There are even those who sign on to follow simply so they can get followers of their own.

Taking all that into account, the people I highlight in this series are the ones who I see on a regular basis. They are the ones who are continually engaging, who continually leave comments, and who are continually supportive in their comments.

Yes, I do believe comments are important. Not as a way to keep score but rather as a way to build community. Through comments I have met some wonderful people, and we have been very helpful to each other over these nine months. I would have never formed those relationships if it were not for comments left on my hubs, and comments I have left on the hubs of others.

I have rambled long enough. Let’s take a look at the latest in my Who’s Who of billybuc followers.

Thank You!

Source

I Love the Name Silver Genes

I could tell you her real name but then I would have to kill you! LOL…just kidding! If she wants you to know then she will tell you. We’ll just call her by her Hub name of Silver Genes.

I have found this nice lady to be insightful, funny, engaging, genuine, and if you read her profile, quite talented. She has a couple home businesses going on the side, as well as the time she spends on HubPages, so she is quite busy, and yet she finds time to follow me and leave meaningful comments. I respect that kind of dedication, don’t you?

Beautiful Robin

Robin Grosswirth is her name, in reality and on HubPages, making her somewhat of a rarity! You can find Robin at http://robingrosswirth23.hubpages.com/.

What I know about Robin is this: she is a former school teacher, so right off she gets my respect. She also writes incredibly beautiful poetry, poetry that makes me think and delve into my own thoughts and motivations. However, her comments….wow….her comments are so deep, so complex and detailed, that I find myself reading her words several times so I can savor each syllable. I would have been proud to teach alongside her in a school, and that is quite possibly my highest praise.

My Friend Joan

If I ask you to name a classy human being, who would you come up with? If someone asked that of me, and I had to choose from the HubPages community, my next guest would be in the top five. Her Hub name is Joan Veronica and I’m guessing that’s her real name as well. You can find her at http://joanveronica.hubpages.com/.

So, what about this lady? I can tell you without hesitation that she probably knows more about World War II and the South Pacific Theater than any Hubber you will meet. She, too, is a former teacher, and her hubs are about as detailed as you will ever find. If you are at all interested in history then this lady is the person to meet. Besides that, and as an added bonus, she is a very nice person!

Meet Deb from Oklahoma

Are you interested in birds? If so, then meet Aviannovice, an avid birdwatcher and somewhat of an authority on our fine-feathered friends. You can find her on HubPages at http://aviannovice.hubpages.com/.

Deb became interested in birds in 2004, and since then she has been caring for them, photographing them, and writing about them. Her Sunday series about Boomer Lake is something I look forward to each week. I might also mention that this intelligent lady is oil spill certified and environmentally aware, which of course means she can share a meal with me any old day. Intelligent, caring, and proactive in environmental issues….what’s not to like about her?

Jaye Is Her Name

Of course, with HubPages you can never be certain, but I think her real name is Jaye. Her Hub profile page is at http://jayewisdom.hubpages.com/.

In her profile she talks about wisdom, and during that talk she says that a desire to learn is essential for wisdom to occur. I can attest to that as a former teacher; she and I both agree that life’s lessons are invaluable as we try to attain wisdom.

She has been experimenting with something called “Flash Fiction” and you can find a series of those on her site. They are short stories, and I mean short, and she is becoming quite good at them, so good that I am encouraging her to put them into an ebook. Give her a shout out and find out for yourself why I value her friendship and following.

My Injured Friend

Her Hub name is Injured Lamb, and you can find her at http://injuredlamb.hubpages.com/.

Now, I don’t know as much about this lady as I do many of my followers. All I know for sure is that she is the mother of two teenage boys, she has eclectic taste when it comes to writing subjects, and her comments on my hubs are very sincere and encouraging.

In fact, from her comments, I can tell you that this lady is compassionate and is filled with empathy. We will probably never meet in person, but she is a person I would love to meet because of her sincerity. I love her writing style and her voice, and I’m pretty sure that if you get to know her you will feel the same way.

REMANIKI

Rema to her friends, and I’m proud to call myself her friend. This is one upbeat lady who believes in living in the now. You can find her at http://remaniki.hubpages.com/ and you won’t be disappointed.

I love her message because it is always powerful. Her latest hub spoke of blessing those who hurt you; if that isn’t a powerful and positive message I don’t know what is.

She has suffered from arthritis for quite a few years, but has finally found relief through proper breathing techniques, which she will tell you all about in a couple of her hubs.

Finally, she is a real human being. She cares about people, and she understands about the life experience, and her comments reflect that understanding. You would be well-advised to visit her.

That’s All Folks!

The list of followers keeps growing and I’m already behind (was I ever caught up?). I have the names all set for the next in this series, so until then, enjoy life and live it with gusto. It is, after all, your only chance to get it right!

Thank you, one and all, for a great ride on the Hubpages Express!

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Debbie, I am always happy when you stop by, and I'm glad you are back. Thank you my dear, and I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

      bill

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Billy I don't know how I missed this one... I had not wrote for two weeks I am back.. I hate to miss any of your wonderful hubs.. another great one.. you are the best

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sha! I think I have an extra organizational gene; I don't know how else to explain it. I just know I need to give back that which was given to me. And thank you for the phone call; we were in a movie and now family is heading over. Maybe I'll give you a call tomorrow.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You continue to amaze me with your support and the time you take out of your busy life to shower us with your love, Bill. I'm trying to figure out how you do it and still have time for gardening and your daily walks with Bev! BTW, since I'm late in reading this, you now have 1,081 followers! And today is your birthday! Happy Birthday, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay, Randi, that is much easier and I don't have to strain my brain when I look at it. LOL Thank you and I hope you are well.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Well...you can always call me Randi...that might be easier. That was an acronym for our family e-mail years ago and I stuck with it because I like the way it sounds.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Btrbell, you are very welcome, and thank you! I just figured out what your hubname said.....LOL....I'm a little slow nowadays. :)

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      So very nice! What a great way to thank them and return their support! What I also really love is that it invites us to visit their hubs, too! Thank you, Billybuc!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rajan! Your words of encouragement mean a great deal to me.

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

      Once again, a wonderful tribute to some fine hubbers. I really love your insightful observations. Love all the wonderful series that you are carrying on, Bill.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Yes, we do appreciate you Bill!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vespa! It's easy for me to have a positive outlook on HubPages! You are appreciated!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Very nice insights on some of your favorite Hubbers! I'll have to check them out now. I'm intrigued. : ) Thank you for your continued positive outlook.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Steal away, PS, and I agree!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      :) ;) You are so right...friendship is the Bomb to steal a phrase from the less mature set .

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, I have a big, goofy grin on my face right now! Thank you my dear! Your support and friendship mean a great deal to me. I love this community, and I have said often that I would have never stuck around if it had not been for several special people who reached out early and often and gave me encouragement. You are now one of those people, and I will be in your corner as long as we are both writing.....oh, okay, even if you stop writing I'll be in your corner. Why? Because friendship means the world to me. :)

      hugs back atcha

      bill

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      You, my new Friend, have used a most awesome type of praise: super praise. Praising someone in the presence of others is a kind of generosity that is unrivaled. You have shared with the world how other have touched your life. Wow. Leaves me almost speechless ....but I have to keep on writing as there is more to say.

      YOU have been a source of inspiration and encouragement for me. You as well as some of the others you named liked Carol7777 and Faith Reaper (not necessarily in this hub) and others, too.

      Lucky for me that one day while I was reading I found you, billybuc. Each time I return to read I know I will be moved in some way.

      Glad to know you my west coast candidate for President. Hugs and quiches...ps

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lamb my friend, you are well-worth the mention, and I greatly appreciate you! I hope you are well! If I have done anything to help you then I am grateful.

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      Injured lamb 4 years ago

      Hi Bill, finally...I am here...to express my heartfelt appreciation to you, my dear friend...

      I am genuinely humbled and deeply grateful for how you have introduced me here to all...

      Thanks so much for encouraging and motivating me always in such an invisible way of yours. Frankly, I am really blessed to have you stepped into my writing life...thank you my dear friend...be blessed...sincerely from your injured friend...

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      girishpuri, it is my pleasure my friend! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Gypsy and thank you so much! Regarding emails....I'm terrified to miss a day; otherwise I'll have so many emails waiting me I won't be able to eat. And like you, I love this community and wouldn't have it any other way. Have a wonderful week and enjoy that green autumn scenery.

      Hugs back atcha my friend!

      bill

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      It's my great pleasure to know more about the fellow writers, thank you so much, Billy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I love this series of yours Bill because then I can see who I've been missing. You mentioned catching up lol. That is a tough subject. I live, write and communicate as much as I can with my HP friends who by now have spread out all over FB. Well you know that. I find that I need to be in there doing my e-mail once in the morning and once before I shut down for the day. Otherwise I don't know how anyone manages to control anything. Just had two busy weekend days and didn't get online and I tell you this is gonna be one busy Monday. However I wouldn't have it any other way. I love this community and therefore I know I have to do my part. Passing this on to other hubbers. Sending you lots of autumn love from Riga although we still have for my taste too much green and of course hugs.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rosemay, no reason to feel ashamed. I usually give a heads up to the people I am highlighting, but obviously on that hub I forgot to do that. I appreciate you more than you will know. I have said it often: I almost quit after two weeks, but the support of a handful of people kept me writing until I found my voice. I am so grateful to those people, and to you, for sticking with me and encouraging me.

      Have a wonderful week ahead Rosemay!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      9 Months ago... it seems like only yesterday but feels like forever that you have been a big part of this wonderful community. And creating this lovely series just shows what a big heart you have.

      There are some here that I have not read or met yet and intend to remedy that. The only drawback is TIME, finding time to read all I want to read. I hope you know that although I don't get around to reading ALL of your hubs that I do appreciate all that you have to say.

      I have just been reading through some of your older ones and I feel so ashamed that I actually missed the one where you mention me. So I thank you now for the kindness you've shown, all the advice you have shared and the introduction to these lovely hubbers, who must be lovely because they have supported you.

      Thank you for being a landmark in this community and for the support you have shown me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Leslie, my friend, I'm just trying to give back. This is a community, and I'm just trying to do my part. Thank you so much, and happy reading!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Hmmmm...usually, i know several of the writer you speak of, but, today they are strangers to me - other than 1..

      You have to be the most generous man here, Bill..

      namaste, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lesley, I have been blessed to have been followed and supported by such classy people on HubPages. What a great ride it has been these past nine months. Here's to many more months and years of shared support.

      Thank you, and best wishes to you as well.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michele! It took me a long time to reach this point in life, but now that I am here, I don't plan on changing a thing. :)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I agree Billy, my perception of joanveronica is she's one classy lady!

      Another great instalment and tribute to some wonderful hubbers!

      Enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      You have a very kind heart to write this many installments to people who have and are your friends. Love this and a lot of your other hubs.

      Thank you for sharing your hubs with us.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much Suzie! I enjoy writing them and it gives me joy to point out these fine writers.

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I am familiar with Silver genes and Aviannovice. Thanks for introducing me to the rest. Enjoy these Hubs.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jlava, I'm glad you enjoy this series and I always appreciate you taking the time to visit. I will have a great day and you do the same.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Installment twenty already. It seems like yesterday I discovered these Hubs and the unique way you highlight your new friends. I always discover some really great folks through this series. Have a Fabulous Sunday.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Rolly! I always appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Crystaleyes.....love your Hub name by the way....thank you! I was new to Hubbing nine months ago, and I received wonderful support. This is my way of saying "thank you." If I can be of any help to you, please, just ask!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Martin, it doesn't surprise me at all that you follow these Hubbers. Thank you Sir!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Billy... thanks for sharing this and yes many great writers here. You have done very well bringing some new to light as well...

      Hugs from Canada

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      crystaleyes 4 years ago from Earth

      Thank you billy, you have highlighted your support system its so good of you to appreciate your friends.. I am new to hubbing, but i am loving this community here.. sure will go through all the new people you have mentioned..

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. We keep good company!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wow, Tammy, I'm amazed I finally had a list that you hadn't heard of. Enjoy them all and thank you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Another great list. These hubbers are new to me. I have some reading to do!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, I just went over the list I keep of the people I have mentioned,and much to my shock you are not on it. We will be taking care of that in Installment 21. Thank you so much. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much Ruby! I hope you are having a peaceful weekend. You are greatly appreciated by me.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, thank you for taking the time to discover the hubbers you aren't familiar with. I appreciate it and I'm sure they will as well.

      Wishing you a peaceful weekend,

      bill

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Always interesting to see who you respect--many of these people I don't know--so off I go to educate myself a bit

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You have a great support-system, and I am sure it will grow. You have a kind heart and it shines through each and every hub. Best Wishes My Friend...

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Bill,

      Another lovely tribute to excellent writers. I love discovering new talent, at least new to me, through your thoughtful hubs showcasing great hubbers.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Audrey, I try! I have a lot of giving back to do. I love HP and I want others to experience the same thrill I have....so I encourage....like you do!

      Thank you; enjoy your weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deb, it's been a pleasure knowing you so far; good things ahead my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rich, I agree completely! There are so many good people, and I love this site.

      Thanks buddy; I hope you are enjoying your weekend in Kentucky!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      They just don't come any better than you, Bill. You walk the walk and talk the talk. This tribute, along with your others does more to boost these marvelous hubbers than anything else. You are a true giver and the best kind of friend anyone could have. What an inspiration!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks for the great words, Billy! It's also nice finding other like-minded souls.

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Bill -

      Another great tribute to those who follow. I'm familiar with many of them, and will be soon with the others. So many good folks on HP. Great job, my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to visit, and I appreciate you taking the time to find out about these wonderful people. I think you will like them as much as I do.

      Have a great weekend Suzanne!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rema, it is my pleasure....believe me when I say that and yes, you deserve the mention. I hope others will go to your site and begin following you. If they do they will find out what I already know....that you are a very good person and fine writer. :) Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sasha, thank you! I'm just giving back what was given to me. I love HubPages and I so appreciate people like you.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Another epic instalment my friend! I have to say I need to get my skates on as I am not that familiar with these great hubbers so I will be taking your wise advice and dropping on over to them!! Thanks my friend for everything :-)

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      Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Ah, Bill, I see that I am late in visiting this hub despite you telling me about it earlier. Sorry, I had some urgent personal work to attend to; it is the end of yet another day here and I suddenly remembered your mention of Saturday's hub.

      I don't have enough words to thank you for mentioning me here in your hub. Again I wish to say that I am not sure if I deserve this great honor but seeing my name mentioned on YOUR hub, I am thrilled. It is a great honor my friend.

      Thank you very much Bill for being so kind and supporting me.

      Peace. Rema.

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      The ones I know I love and the ones I don't, I will soon! Love these hubs, you are truly a gem in the hubpages community! Thank you for being such a lovely friend to all of us.

      Voting and sharing of course ^_^

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Janine, thank you, and I wish for you peace and quiet on this Saturday, your toughest day of the week. :) Hang in there, mom, it does get easier with time. :)

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Love this series Bill and can't say enough what a wonderful guy you truly are to write in support of all those who in turn support you. Again some great choices for those you wrote about. Have of course voted and shared all over too!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LaThing, I felt you waiting for this installment, and your wish is my command. :) Glad you enjoyed it; I'll have another one for you in a week or so. Have a great weekend my friend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Michelle! I always appreciate your visits.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Dianna! I love HP, as I know you do as well, and it is people like these that continually provide support and Hub love. Have a great weekend!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      I was waiting for your next Installment, LOL...... great Hubbers, I know half of them, and thank you for introducing the other half :)

      Enjoyed their little bios, and I love this series also, as I find new friend here. Thanks, Billy! Have a great weekend.......

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Again, a great group of people who contribute much to the hubbi g community!! Thanks for the share!!I share as well.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I see some of my favorite hubbers on here and I agree that they are so awesome and talented. Will have to check in on those new to me as I see they have really good wisdom and talent to learn from.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Joan, for your wonderful hubs and your beautiful words. If there is ever a time that I can help you then please, ask me, and I do not for a second think that you will ask a dumb question. :)

      Have a wonderful weekend my friend, and bless you as well.

      bill

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi Billy! There are so many ideas I want to write down, I just don't know where to start! I think I will start by saying that I feel so honored to be part of your community of writers, and to call you friend and have you call me friend! As you say, this has been a wonderful experience, I have learnt so much on HP and from so many wonderful Hubbers, and your support is one that I really value! In fact so much so, that I will probably be taking up some of your time, asking for advice about ebooks, selfpublishing and so on! And I feel sure you will somehow manage to make time to answer my questions, even if they are really dumb ones! It's a wonderful feeling to know I can find this support, so I will thank you once again from the bottom of my heart. Have a good day and God bless!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, HubPags saved me as a writer, and gave me the courage to extend myself and try new things. It is a great site as far as I'm concerned, and I love the friendships I have formed on this site. Some people were moaning yesterday about this new Google Panda thing, and their views were way down. I don't even care; I don't write to please Google....how silly! I write because I love to write. Period!

      Thank you my dear friend; have a great weekend and congratulations on #100.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Robin, what a lovely comment! It's interesting to me that we can tell so much about a person by reading their written work and their comments. I read two hubs by you, and maybe two comments, and instantly decided you were a person I wanted to know better. As you say, the real deal. Some people try hard to pull it off but will never approach it; you do it naturally.

      Thank you sincerely, and here is to many more years of a friendship I have grown fond of.

      Have a wonderful weekend; wishing you peace and happiness, today and always.

      bill

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      The ambassador has spoken! I love these hubs. Now, I have a new list of hubbers to visit and learn from and that's why I came here in the first place. I also found it interesting that you have been here 9 months. What a success story you are with so many followers and people who love you. I have been here for a short 5 months and later today will celebrate by writing my 100th hub. It feels like such a milestone. Again, it's what I love about hubpages and hubbers. The support and encouragement of yourself and a few others here were my inspiration to keep on going, even when I didn't have it in me. Congrats on another milestone Bill and thanks for sharing your list of friends with the rest of us!

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      First of all, you brought my soul to tears, so thank you because those were good tears. Second of all, thank you so very much for including me in your praises here on the hub and for all the promotion and help you have provided.

      As for teaching together, I wish I had you as a mentor when I started out and trust me, I would have loved teaching with you too.

      I will follow these recommendations as I am quite sure they are golden. As for salient commentaries, I enjoy reading and rereading yours as well because you take the time to "get it" and it is the reason I write and I am sure the reason we all write. So, thanks for your accolades and for promoting my work on your page.

      You are the real deal, Bill and we all appreciate you and your fine body of work.

      What a unique and upstanding way to bring about community!!!! Voted you up, up and away (always).

      Best,

      R

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beckie, give you mom a big hug for me, and then give yourself one as well. You are such a good person, and I, too, am proud to call you my friend.

      Wishing you a peaceful and lovely weekend.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jordan, it's been my pleasure, and will continue to be so. For me, this site is all about community. None of us are going to get rich here, but we are going to receive much-needed support as we grow in our craft.

      Thank you my friend and have a great weekend.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Billy

      I'm always so proud to call you my friend. This series is such a sincere reflection of the wonderful human being you have become.

      Some fabulous hubbers listed here as well as more I now have the joy of discovering.

      Regards to you and yours.

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      Great hub. I think it is really neat that it is about a lot more than just hub scores and what not. I am very thankful for that, and that you have taken the time to befriend me here and be so kind.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Carol, you are so nice; thank you for always being here. Just know, if I disappear from your site it is only because I am not getting notifications all the time and occasionally someone slips through the cracks. I appreciate you greatly.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Donnah, thank you! It is a pleasure having you visit and I appreciate your kind words. Have a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Alex, I completely agree; HubPages has been heaven sent for me. I awakened as a writer on this site, and the chance to meet people like you is a huge bonus. Thank you so much for your loyal following; you are greatly appreciated.

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      SilverGenes 4 years ago

      Bill, I am honoured to be mentioned. Thank you! Yes, I am one of your biggest fans and it is a pleasure to support you and your work. These hubs introduce people I may have otherwise missed and now I can visit and enjoy even more wonderful hubs! This community is wonderful :)

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      Donna Hilbrandt 4 years ago from Upstate New York

      This is a great series. You always introduce hubbers that I haven't had a chance to 'meet' yet. Thanks :)

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I love the fact that you highlight people who have supported up. Having a support system in all areas of life is always important. I do try to read as many hubs as I can each day and comment. I also try to leave meaningful comments, however I can be lax at times. When this community supports each other everyone benefits..It seems like a simple formula. I am going to check some of your followers as they have to be pretty nice people. So keep on featuring these great people...And I was so happy to be one of them.