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Hubpages Com: 100: Hub Special: Spreading the Looooove!

Updated on August 13, 2012

100 hubs. I can’t actually believe that I have got this far from just a click on the Google search engine. What was I looking for? I wanted to become a gig review writer for new up and coming British Indie bands. I have an ear for something special. Bands like Arcade Fire, The National, The Maccabees, Joy Division, Iliketrains, British Sea Power and well… many more are typical in the type of music that rocks my boat - as you can see on the page of myspace.

The video here is Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up' from their 'Funeral' debut album. I have followed and cited this band as 'the next big thing' long before they achieved this. The video here is filmed in my home town. This festival gives me access to many up and coming new bands. However, I frequent many a 'dive' in the attempt to find the next allusive indie band.

One band that have come out from one of these dark, smelly holes are Editors and since those days, I have watched the babies grow into the band they are today. The Glastonbury festival video by Editors is called 'All Sparks' from their debut 'The Back Room'. I remember in my experience with dealing with an angry customer at the local garage the thing that got me through was thinking 'wait.. all sparks die out in the end'. If you want to read what happened please click here.

Now, as this is my 100th celebration hub, I feel it is fitting to show the extent of rock that inhabits this 'rock chick'.

Here is Interpol's Obstacle 1 - I LOVE THIS! It is soooo me!

Hubpages: 100: Interpol Obstacle 1

Hubpages: Write what you know! Asperger's Autism and a Gluten Free Diet

I vaguely remember, sometime ago, stumbling on Hubpages when seeking a recipe for a gluten free Christmas cake and have since used this for my Asperger’s Son (not to wrap around his head - I'm not the greatest cook in the world - more to eat!). He has a wheat intolerance. This, it appears, is typical for people with asperger’s syndrome and the diet has helped him. So, it was not a surprise, that I found myself not only writing articles to do with music, but this condition too. Hubpages advocates ‘write what you know’, so what started out as a narrow subject, soon turned into more. You can see my hub on Asperger’s Autism, A Gluten Free and Casein Free Diet by clicking here.

Hubpages: SEO Gurus

  • Livewithrichard (No 77 in the nominee listing)
  • RebeccaE (No 74 in the below nominee listing)

There have been many more but these have helped me personally.

Hubpages: SEO, Gurus and Amazon Cookies

Before I knew it, I found myself publishing stories that I had written from times past, learned all about SEO (yes, I now know what this is – Search Engine Optimisation!), back linking and marketing – Nelle Hoxie is guru to this, so learn by her!  What would I have done without the help of hubpages gurus? Some have been tough cookies (Amazon cookies? Hehehe), some have just been damned sexy! *Wink*  So if you are a newbie and you are looking for some reliable guidance, check these guys out, take what they say and learn by them.

'Immerse Yourself In Love'

Hubpages: Forum Banter - Cagsil

The forum banter is a great way to have fun and relax. I try and keep out of the way of religious forums – I believe in my truth, but respect yours! However, the love is out there and each and every person is special. I have a special regard for Cagsil (there is a profile link below to click on). He has been thoughtful and a true inspiration to others – a man that brings the hub of the community together. I will always cherish his Valentine’s day hub, where he honoured the ladies of Hubpages - Thanks Caggie for Spreading the Loooove!

Hubpages: Hmrjmr1 - oh 'muse' of mine

Hmrjmr1 (below nominee number 116) has been a right little old star. He calls me his ‘muse o mine’ (am I THAT funny? Lol). He is such a kind, considerate man and any lady would feel safe with him around. He is a good writer too, so worth checking him out! Thank you for celebrating my 300 fans with this forum post, dear friend. Thank you for sharing the loooove!

Hubpages: The Return of the Hubtribe

Happy hippy Mega1 always makes me chuckle. She was the creator of the tribe thread, you know! People took to this like a duck to water (quack, quack). This is a happy hippy thread where Denno66 (below nominee number 107) tends to be used as the sacrificial lamb (the only sheep happy to be used for tribal sustenance, I may add! Miss you mate, but I know you are around!). The success of this thread has been phenomenal. It is a place where you can go and chill – no attacking, just happy, happy, happy! Mega1 was so overwhelmed with the response to this thread, that she wrote a hub about it. Click here to view.

Thanks Mega and all who take part in the hubtribe (too many to mention) for sharing the looove. This one is for the hub tribe!


Hubpages: Cosette is the Cool Cat

Cosette (below nominee 50), the pillar of our community and much loved by her followers, has been sharing the looove for some time now. The hub introductions have been a blast and, even if I hadn’t been chosen by Cosette to feature in one of her hubs, ‘Still More Cool Hubbers’. I would still have followed her progress – seeking the unsung talent of hubpages!

Many of us have never got picked for hubnuggets or promoted on the front page, so to bring us to the people was an endearing and thoughtful gesture. Cosette is an inspiration and practices the ethics of hubpages – to share the looove and be an active member of the community. This one is for you Cosette!

Hubpages: Our Aevans is a true Star!

Talking of kindly pillars of the community, Aevans has been a darling. She has spread the loooove too! She put in all the hard work to gather information on newbie hubbers and created ‘Top 200 New Hubbers In 2009 The Nominees Are’.

I want to add that all of these hubbers I have the honour of knowing and wish to share the loooove too.

101. dwilliamson

102. mdawson17

103. ledefensetech

104. Dale Mazurek

105. Silver Rose

106. chenmikehk

107. Denno66

108. Deborah-Lynn

109. Cagsil

110. h.a. borcich

111. travelespresso

112. emohealer

113. prasetio30

114. advisor4qb

115. pachuca213

116. Hmrjmr1

117. i*n*v*i*c*t*u*s

118. Arthur Gulumian

119. RedElf

120. Breakfastpop

121. SusanaS

122. logic,commonsense

123. wavegirl22

124. Tammy Lochmann

125. skye2day

126. Alexandriaruthk

127. Gemsong

128. retellect

129. youcanwin

130. EyeAm4Anarchy

131. jobister

132. ShyneIV

133. andromida

134. Himitsu Shugisha

135. sneakorocksolid

136. cocopreme

137. Roobee

138. Colebabie

139. gnelson

140. scarytaff

141. marinealways24

142. bayareagreatthing

142. gpage

143. Jim Bryan

144. rvdaniels

145. lily rose

146. jenblacksheep

147. readytoescape

148. Dr. Cherie

149. The Rope

150. Ken R. Abell

151. Hello,hello

152. FastFreta

153.Randy Godwin

154. Flightkeeper

155. GusTheRedneck

156. SEM Pro

157. Ivorwen

158. Erin Boote

159. Disturbia

160. Candie V

161.Frieda Babbley

162. Madame X

163. Chad A Taylor

164. Resolver2009

165. HealthTips

166. CarolTheWriter

167. Jeffrey Neal

168. RedSonja94

169. JohnnyCo12

170. PutzBallard

171. WriteAtHome

172. EthelSmith

173. Harvey Stelman

174. TheShark

175. Petra Vlah

176. cjv123

177. ehern33

178. TimTurner

179. tkensei

180. Tom Whitworth

181. C.J. Wright

182. urimidden

183. Sooner Than Later

184. itech

185. kiwi gal

186. nikki1

187. topshelf

188. jacobkuttyta

189. europewalker

190. Bovine Currency

191. drej2522

192. Jenny-Anne

193. thirdmillenium

194. Kenny MG

195. The Phil

196.Wag The Dog

197. gary777g

198. VioletSun

199. aoiffe379

200. mcbean

1. must65gt

2. lorlie6

3. crazdwriter

4.Nelle Hoxie

5. DrCrisChasse

6. bearclawmedia

7. tobey100

8. elayne001

9. poetlorraine

10. Robert + Kernodle

11. dohn121

12. Helen Cater

13. kirstenblog

15. frogdropping

16. justine76

17. janetta

18. k@ri

19. cindyvine

20. MyOwnWorld

21. A Texan

22. Luciendasky

23. ralwus

24. Dolores Monet

25. Hawkesdream

26. B.C. Boutique

27. MistyWild

28. Charia Samher

29. Ixxy

30. Not Telling

31. tantrum

32. Daniel Carter

33. wrenfrost56

34. Haunty

35. Green Lotus

36. Time Spiral

37. Apricot

38. Nell Rose

39. Ben Zoltak

40. Sunflowerbucky

41. niteriter

42. Scott.Life

43. paradise7

44. Habee

45. Laura Du Toit

46. rebekahELLE

47. starme77

48. Irohner

49. Gypsy Willow

50. Cosette

51. emievil

52. James A Watkins

53. Lady_E

54. ManlyPoetryMan

55.Michael Willis

56. lynnechandler

57. CMHYpno

58. PearlDiver

59. Beth100

60. BlondePoet

61. caspar

63. Yoshi97

64. Kitchen_Witch

65. GeneralHowitzer

66. TamCor

67. Ultimate Hubber

68. Febriedethan

69. Pete Maida

70. Jane@CM

71. wesleycox

72. MTSI1098

73. MayhMong

74. Rebecca E.

75. jill of alltrades

76. Nicomp

77. livewithrichard

78. NaomiR

79. SimeyC

80. Kidgas

81. Drew Breezzy

82. Carmen BorthWick

83. Viryabo

84. Duchess OBlunt

85. LadyBird 33

86. jiberish

87. Money Glitch

88. elisabethkcmo

89. megs78

90. Smireles

91. Tom Cornett

92. prettydarkhorse

93. Fierycj

94. wyanjen

95. Catherine R

96. Shamelabboush

97. rmcrayne

98. kmackey32

99.Word Scribe

100. Cheeky Girl

Hubpages: Calling Number 14!

No 14? Well that was dear Lyricsingray. She has closed her account and will no longer be with us anymore. Even though she isn’t at Hubpages, I want to honour her here – thanks mate! Keep spreading the looove wherever that will be! Get well soon!

Talking about ‘Get Well Soon’, as ‘rock chick extraordinare’, one of my hobbies is collecting hugs and kisses from bands. I have had hugs and kisses from Editors, Franz Ferdinand, Glasvegas, Nobel out of British Sea Power, Jarvis Cocker (his beard tickled!), The Boxer Rebellion, Dresden Dolls, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, John Taylor of Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, The National, Iliketrains and more.

I mentioned ‘Get Well Soon’ because I just happen to like their music and it was a good link! In fact my hub on Witches and Herbal Remedies features one of their songs. Click Here

(Unfortunately at time of publishing hubpages linking has broken so here is my link:

In my Maccabee's hub, I have cited this band as the next big thing this year. Another one to look out for is These New Puritans, although I anticipate that it might take a couple of years before they hit good. I think they are very cross genre, so you might hear them in the clubs - a bit Klaxons, if you know this band! I will be collecting a kiss and a hug soon - watch this space!

Hubpages: New Kids - These New Puritans

Hubpages - Spreading The Love

have missed a great deal of the community out, but you all have to know that it is good to spread the looove. RebeccaE did this awesome hub – Click here - so I am sharing those hubbers with you too. Green Lotus (Nominee no 35) has been an awesome follower, as has Mike Lickteig . Don’t get me wrong, this has been a two way extravaganza as I have devoured their writings avidly too.

A Tribute To Those New To Me...

I have to mention a couple of new kids on the block, simply because they are great writers, active community members and need to be shared… so here they are! Thank you for spreading the looove and commenting on my articles.

There really so many of you that I want to commend for your interaction with me and making my life better – I know I am going to kick myself after I have published this for those who I have left out!  For that, let me apologies in advance.

Hubpages: And Onto the Next 100!

This hub is one that I shall not make money on – I know that! But as I enter into the next 100, I will be more confident and progressed as a product of the last 100. These hubs have taught me much about spreading the loooove and how important people are to hub pages as a whole. For we make hub pages what it is today. We ARE Hub pages! Sure it is a business concern but by sharing and being actively involved, linking up for the mutual good, it helps work toward the greater good. We should be working as a team to build upon hub pages success. In doing this, we are helping ourselves. This isn’t just about what people believe as ‘karma’, it is the nature of a successful community and a large presence on the Internet.

So with 100 hubs on a website ranked top 100, both me and the staff at hubpages HQ has lots to celebrate! Thank you to each and every one of you for spreading the looove.  Thanks to the staff at hubpages for making this possible and congratulations to you too.  I saw this, and thought you all might want to raise a glass to us all!  Keep spreading the loooove!

Hubpages Staff Celebrate Top 100

Thank you Hubpages staff for my nomination 'Seniors Health: Aerobics; Water, Sitting and Senior Solutions'.

Now we have created a golden circle around us, let’s go and spread the loooove!

© This work is covered under Creative Commons License

  • The rose bud and the nugget by Shazwellyn (originally written with Faybe Bay in mind for her hubnugget nomination)

Once there was a young rose who felt lonely in the garden. She was one of the first. As the sun beat down on her, how she wished she could grow toward the sun - to be higher than the birds and taller than the trees.

One day, she saw a book. "What's this?" she asked. The breeze of the wind blow the pages over and there on the page it said... 'Hubpages, Chapter 1". It was there that she wrote on great subjects of interest and, as she wrote, she found friends in the pages of the book. At last she wasn’t lonely anymore! All the happy pages smiled at her and honoured her - for she was, indeed, honourable.

It was then, on page 101 in the first chapter, that she saw it. Beaming from the page was the sun and under the sun was a golden nugget. This one is for you, sweet rose, bend forward and take your place on the page of the sun.

The rose's wish came true. There she was with proud nugget in leaf as the sun surrounded her being. The beautiful red rose was higher than the birds and taller than the trees and from the pages there was a glow for all to see.


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    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Bless you Duchess

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      7 years ago

      Congrats on 100 hubs. 100 is a good number to shoot for. Not sure I'll ever get there :)

      Here's to the next 100!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Ben! Cosette probably hasnt entirely disappeared. I have a feeling she is her sock puppet. I have a feeling she is Om Paramapoonya, but I could be wrong ??????

      Bless you Ben :)

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      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks for the props Shaz, yer the fashizll ma crizzle.

      What happened to Cosette?


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      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      No problem Sunflower... lovely to see you around :)

    • sunflowerbucky profile image


      8 years ago from Small Town, USA

      Thanks so much for the mention!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Lady E ... lovely to see you! Hope you are well and thank for your lovely comment :)

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      LadyE Redgage 

      8 years ago


      What a beautiful Hub. Just saw it on Redgage. Wishing you lots more success on HP. Best Wishes. :)

      Ps. Blushed when I saw my name. Thx.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Hey Mega! It is always a joy to salute you! The happy hippy, with a heart! x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Faybe! *waves* Great you visited and good to see you too! :)

    • mega1 profile image


      8 years ago

      I just got vain and searched for myself in hubs and saw this! I should have known about it ages ago, but I've been way too involved in other stuff, other places - so THANK YOU! for the big mention of the Tribe and me. I am so lucky and blessed! THANKYOU! Shaz - you are terrific! Now I've got to go check out some of these others I've missed.

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      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I know how I missed it, I was all wrapped up in my own little narcissistic world of unemployment and quitting smoking. You are such a great writer Shaz. It is no surprise to me that you made your first 100. Thank you. Missed you.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      prasetio - community is the nature of hubpages :) Thanks for reading!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am glad my name inside this list. I have to work hard and give the best to all hubbers. Good work and thank you very much!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Cosette.. share the love and the love comes back and hubs you! :)

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      8 years ago


      how on God's Green Earth did i miss this? thanks Shaz! :D (love that song, btw. i saw them in concert)

      i need to actually read my Hub mail, heh. groovy hub, and i am honored to be among some very great hubbers~

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      jayjay.. what a nice comment from a furry feline friend!:)

    • jayjay40 profile image


      8 years ago from Bristol England

      What a lovely hub, well done

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you Pamela - it helps to have the support of hubbers like you:) I know you share the love every moment of every day and I thank you *hugs*

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from United States

      Congratualtions on your 100th hub. It is exciting as I know it was for me. Keep up the good work.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @ Bristolboy... *sings... heaven...Im in heaven.. * Thanks for sharing babes... p.s. was in Lanes at Bristol yesterday.. didnt see any dodgy squirrels though. hehehe

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Hypnodude.. Everyone is deserving of loooove! *flutters eye lashes*

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      *Salutes to the General* Yes Sir! Spreading the loooove as instructed... Sir! *winks*

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      @ Mordechai.. You are awesome too! Thanks for being a lotus pooh! *wink*

    • BristolBoy profile image


      8 years ago from Bristol

      Well done on getting to 100 hubs - a hell of an achievement!

    • hypnodude profile image


      8 years ago from Italy

      Well, I guess you well deserved all this love, am I wrong?;)

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      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Wow I on the list Shaz, thanks a lot and a well deserved 100th HUBS on your part...

    • MordechaiZoltan profile image


      8 years ago

      Congratulations Shaz, you are awesome!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Awww... hynodude! Love your style and your hubber rubber lover! Lets help each other to be our best! Share the love and spread the loooove (I know that makes you laugh! hehehe). You have a great Easter my friend and .... gaze into my eyes.. deeper... you're under! *winks*

      And look what hubber love I have found? *really feeling quite emotional with this!* ...

      How overwhelming! x

    • hypnodude profile image


      8 years ago from Italy

      Wow, 100 hubs. That's a goal every hubber is aiming to. Congratulations, and thanks a lot for mentioning me, it's been a real pleasure. For what I see you're doing pretty well in spreading the looooove. This hub is a great example.

      Btw, your avatar pic is very cool. I always forgot to tell you.:)

      Happy Easter!

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      8 years ago from Cleator Moor

      Congratulations on your 100th, hope to get there one day, trying to write a blog about music so i would like to read some of your band reviews, writing doesn't come easy to me (I'm an engineer) but reading quality material like yours helps, so you provide a free education service also keep up the good work.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you thoughtfulspot... you are definately a spot of thoughfulness! It is congrats to you too! Commenting on this hub is helping to share the loooove! :)

    • ThoughtfulSpot profile image


      8 years ago from PA

      What a great celebration, Shaz! Congrats on hitting 100!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Number 92... dear Maita... always lovely and a true example of love spreading! This one is for you too babes! :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      hey Shazwelly, congratulations dear, I enjoyed reading your hubs! Keep on writing! Maita

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Calling number 87! Money Glitch - my applause to you, my dear! I wanted to create a hub to honour everyone. It is a celebration for us all! Hubpages are top 100 in the USA - let us share the love - we have made hubpages what it is today, essentially, we are hubpages too! Continued success to us all!:)

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      Money Glitch 

      8 years ago from Texas

      WOW this is awesome! Talking about spreading hublove, you out done yourself, my dear. What a great commendable hub that will mean a lot to you as well as others for a long time. I am honored to be one of your followers.

      Definitely a thumbs up and Congrats on your 100th hub and much success on your next 100... :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      No.. TattoGuy... the priledge is all mine! xx

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      8 years ago

      Congrats on the 100th Hub Shaz, it's our privilige having you x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      *Jumps over 'obstacle 1' to sky.. *hugs mate!*

    • skyfire profile image


      8 years ago

      Congratulation Shaz,*waves hand from crowd* :)

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Rafini - It has been a steep learning curve and I have seen people come and go even in the short time of being at hubpages. Now is the time to build upon the knowledge, refining my hubs.

      Thanks for spreading the loooove Rafini - the applause is on you too!:)

    • Rafini profile image


      8 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Super hub shaz, and thank you for the mention. 100 hubs in 6 months - you deserve the party! :)

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      8 years ago

      hehe **dances around with ya**

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Well Pinky.. where would a party be without you? *dances around and around - twirling a girlie whirly spin* x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks artrush! Next milestone has to be 200.. so look forward to a double centenary. Hugs to your art!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Cheers wrenfrost...*chinks glasses*

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      8 years ago

      congratulations on your 100th hub! you have been and are a thrill to chat with and read from. thank you for including me in your milestone... i am truly flattered.


    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Caggie.. emmerse yourself in love! Thanks for just! x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Spreading the love ... lotus of the green lady!

    • artrush73 profile image


      8 years ago

      Congratulation on your 100th hub :) much love (")

    • wrenfrost56 profile image


      8 years ago from U.K.

      Brilliant hub and agree with your every word. Hubber looove to you shaz and very much enjoy reading your work. Here's to the next 100! :)

    • Cagsil profile image


      8 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Shazwellyn, I thank you for the mention. It's greatly appreciated. I'm just me being me. :) Excellent Hub and I like the mixture. Looks great. :)

    • Green Lotus profile image


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Congratulations on your 100th anniversary! What a find the next allusive indie band. You're onto a good thing...and you're a darling for giving me such a nice mention. kiss kiss. On to great things.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Edweirdo... where's the party? It's in my head! Lets party like its 1999! Wahoooie! Thanks for joining x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Come in number 20! Myownworld was nominated in the top 200 hubbers so it takes a talented hubber to know one! Thank you for your kind words and the applause is for you too! Keep spreading the loooove! x

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      8 years ago from United States

      Congrats on 100 hubs, Shaz! I'm almost half way there, myself, and hubs like this one encourage me to keep on hubbin!

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      8 years ago from uk

      wow...this is one unique and wonderful hub! Congratulations on your 100th one - that's an unbelievable achievement in such a short time! Keep up the good work.. you really are one talented hubber! (And here's another drink to your success!) take care... :)


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