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Hubpages: I Just Wanted To Say A big Thank You!

Updated on May 16, 2013

I have been a writer since I was ten years old. I am not saying I was a good writer, I suspect that my first sojourn into the world of writing was a bit, well, basic to say the least. But I can remember one of my first stories, it was about a wall with a secret tunnel leading into another dimension. I was really proud of that, but of course somewhere in the annals of time it seems to have disappeared. But in my mind it is as clear as day. As I grew older, I scribbled madly on bits of paper, scattering them all over the house until my mother said 'For goodness sake, put them in a folder or something, you never know, one day you might be a great writer and be on the front cover of magazines, don't treat them like doodles, treat them with respect and you never know where they might lead'. Well I haven't got to that stage just yet! but I have managed a few published stories over the years in a couple of magazines and I jumped through the roof when I got my first bit of poetry published in an anthology of poems a few years ago, I jumped to such an extent I ended up banging on my friends front door at all hours of the day, and before they could ask me what I wanted, I leaped in, head first and yelled, I GOT PUBLISHED! Of course their reaction was one of, Oh, well done. Along with a look as if to say 'What the hell am I supposed to say to that? I know nothing about writing, and it doesn't really interest me'! But they politely smiled and said congratulations, and off I went with a smile as wide as a butchers dog, with the wagging tail to match.

And I think that is the point. Being a writer is one of those things that, if you got the feeling, it's a feeling that only you have got! lol. Let me explain. or at least try to. So many people these days think about money. That's it. Anyway you can, you earn the pounds or the dollars to either live comfortably or make yourself rich and famous. But sometimes doing something is not about the money, or the fame. It is about personal achievement. Even if you are living off a tin of beans and a packet of stale biscuits, you can still get that sense of wonderment when something happens to you. And that is where writing comes in.

A sense of Wonderment

Those little magic moments when you suddenly realise that the words that you have written on a page, or in this case, Hubpage, actually, do get noticed by people who you wouldn't think would read your work. We have all sat here writing away, telling our stories about life in general or a particular subject that is fascinating. Whether it be about something in History, or a new book on the market, or even Presidents and Kings, we never really think about  the other people who are out there. Oh, of course we think of our followers on here. They are, as far as I am concerned, the most important critics, and I love getting comments so I can eagerly go and write a comment back, and of course go and read their interesting and more than often fascinating hubs knowing nothing about the subject, but coming away with a smug expression, aware that I am going to impress someone with my newly learned knowledge!

But sometimes, just sometimes, something amazing happens. You suddenly realise that the Hub that you have written, with the words that come out of your mind and go through your fingers to hit the keys of the computer, reach the person you have written about. Or you have managed to get your Hub published on a well known celebrities site, or a popular magazine. And that is my point. It is not about the money, as there is none at all involved. It is the fact that someone who works for or is indeed themselves top of their profession has noticed you. This has happened to me recently. First of all I have submitted a couple off Articles to Derren Brown, who is famous in Britain as a magician and illusionist on TV, and I was delighted to find that they accepted it, and also I have been lucky enough to have a couple on Fortean Times magazine online too. The feeling that you get when you know that you are 'getting there' is fantastic.

But my delight knew no bounds when earlier today I opened my Windows Mail and found an e-mail from Matthew Manning! Matthew is probably one of the most famous and genuine Psychic Healers alive today, he has been on numerous TV shows and more importantly has healed so many people with his gift. He is a genuine nice guy. I first read his book back in the seventies and have occasionally wondered what he is doing now, and where has his life has lead him. My curiosity suddenly got me, well, curious!, and I decided to write a Hub about him. And to my delight I recieved an e-mail from him saying how much he appreciated it, and made a funny joke about one of the pictures!

So Thank you Hubpages!

My grin was so wide you could have parked a bike in it! lol I was chuffed to say the least. The hub that I had written, about a guy who has intrigued me for years, had written to little me! Wow! And that is my point. If I hadn't discovered Hubpages, this would not have happened. I know there are loads of sites out there for writers, I checked loads before joining Hubpages. But they were just wrong for me. When I got here my first thought was, and still is in fact, 'This is the one'. Why? Because of the Hubpage Community, because of the layout of the page, and of course because of the amount you can write. It doesn't have to be a piddly little couple of paragraphs like some sites, and we have got the capsules, and well, just about everything.

So There you have it. I can write. I may not be famous, I may not be rich, but because of you, Hubpages, I can tell my stories, learn a bit of everything, meet fantastic people, and last but not least, get wonderful moments of the magical kind.


If you like mysteries, psychic phenomena, true stories, or just a good laugh, please feel free to click on my Profile page, the link is below, it would be great to see you.


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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks sunilkunnoth, glad you liked it, nell

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Reading this kind of hubs gives me confidence. You are a great writer and have worked hard to reach this level. Your confidence and courage did help you to scale more heights. Freshers like me get a kind of light and energy when we read the story of success people like you. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, bizwin, its a great place to be, I don't know what I would do without hubpages! probably sit there writing on those old bits of paper again! haha! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      Christabel Evans 6 years ago from England, UK

      Great hub there Nell Rose. I felt and i'm still feeling so positive about hubpages. It is a place to be. I feel so at home here. Together with Nell Rose, i say thank you hubpages.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, thank you so much again, much appreciated, cheers nell

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      You re amazingly a remarkable writer. Awesome and distinct. Wonderful!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, klara, thank you so much! I do understand that it can be difficult to write all the time, especially if your talent is music, we all have the one thing that we love, I am glad you want to write more, we will enjoy reading it! cheers nell

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      klarawieck 6 years ago

      Nell, this is so inspiring! I must admit I don't use Hubpages as I should. I don't do enough reading or writing, although I do enjoy the forums a lot. It's the community, like you said, that attracts everyone. I'm a musician, not a writer, but I do enjoy interacting with others and giving others some food for thought from time to time. This is very, very inspiring, and it makes me want to write seriously. Thanks for sharing! I'm a true fan of yours!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Jlava, thanks again for all your reading! I really appreciate it, cheers nell

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 7 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Awesome Nell! You deserve the recognition!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Rich, thank you so much for your praise! I really appreciate it, I love hubpages and will keep on writing!

      Hi, trusouldj, it is great isn't it? thanks so much nell

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      trusouldj 7 years ago from Indiana

      The college i went to had the marvelous opportunities to read 2 pages of fiction on stage. What a wonderful feeling to have people that you don't even know, laugh in all of the right places and give you wonderful applause at the end.

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      RichERich1175 7 years ago

      I'm just starting out but I aim to enjoy the following you currently do. I'm sure its rewarding an flattering to have your words so greatly appreciated by others. I respect what you do and how you do it. Your hubs are consistently amazing, whatever you do DONT STOP POSTING! The world needs more enlightening people that aren't afraid to display their talent.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Rhonda, thanks for commenting on my 'hug a hub' hub! ha ha I was in an exceptionally good mood when wrote this, and wanted everyone to know! ha ha thanks so much, nell

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      Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Wow Nell I had to come all the way down here to leave you a comment. But, it was worth it. I love your writing. I am always amazed by you. I hope one day to get my stuff published. It would be such a thrill. Voted up. Beautiful.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, acaetnna, thanks for stopping by, and thank you as always, nell

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      acaetnna 7 years ago from Guildford

      Wonderful, your writing is always such a joy to read.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Polly, thanks for reading it, it's nice to see you, I will be over shortly! lol cheers nell

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      That would be wonderful to have happen, I have gotten so far away from the sweet lovable things I use to write about and we can only guess who may be looking for me, lol.

      As always,we love our Rose.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, tipoague, I used to write so many things on bits of paper! then I got fed up of that and invested in a type writer, but I am so glad I got to find the best site on here! and I liked your shock factor! hee hee thanks nell

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      Tammy 7 years ago from USA

      When I was little my favorite past time was reading and writing. I wish I still had all my notes and short shories from then. I think it is too easy to get discouraged when writing if you don't make money at it. Awhile back, I decided I wasn't going to write just for money, but for the enjoyment. I love having an imagination and surprising people with a shock factor. I haven't done a lot of that here, but maybe some day soon. HP is a great place to be with friendly people. Great hub!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, t-m-s, thanks for reading it, and you are totally right, I love it here and have met so many great people, thanks again nell

      Hi, maggs, thanks for the congratulations, I was absolutely amazed that he wrote to me! it made my day! I do love writing on here, meeting so many people and reading their interesting and sometimes hilarious stories! take care, nell

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      maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

      Hi Nell, This is a great Hub and one that I identify with very strongly. So much of what you have written here captures also my own feelings about writing in general and HubPages in particular.

      It is no wonder that your hubscore is a well-deserved 100, well done. Congratulations on getting the e-mail feedback from Matthew Manning

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      t-m-s 7 years ago

      Ahh, the wonders of the internet :) - isn't it amazing you can connect with people from around the world.

      Read what someone from different _continent_ have to say!

      I don't imagine going back to the wold without the internet! :)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Katie thanks for reading it, it was great to hear from Matthew! I was really suprised and pleased! it certainly proved the point of writing for yourself and others compared to doing it for only the money! cheers nell

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I get it! You write just as you breath and what is one to do with all that stuff....You can't expect to sell it all.

      How cool to have Matthew Manning reach out and give you a shout out! That's priceless.

      Congrats on your 100 score!

      Love and Peace, Katie

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, pinkdaisy, thanks for reading it, and I loved the cats too! lol cheers nell

      Hi, Lynda, Thank you so much for coming over and reading it, I really appreciate it, it makes my day when someone leaves a message like that, nell

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      lmmartin 7 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      I like your work. Don't comment, usually, but just drift in, read and drift out again. Today, I thought I'd better leave a comment to let you know I appreciate your shared thoughts. Thank you for allowing us to read your work. There! Lynda

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      pinkdaisy 7 years ago from Canada

      Hubpages is great...and your funny cat pictures make it even better!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, map, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      map65 7 years ago

      congrats, great page!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, giwrgos, thanks for stopping by I really appreciate it, cheers nell

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      giwrgos12 7 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks for sharing usefil stuff. Keep up the good work!!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, quillicic, thanks for reading it, you are completely right, just keep practicing, and on here it's a great place to do it! lol thanks so much nell

      Hi, Trinsick, thanks to you too! lol I appreciate it, cheers nell

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      Trinsick 7 years ago from Cali

      My thanks as well

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      quilicic1 7 years ago

      Hey there, great article! Keep on writing, just like any other discipline, the more you do it the better you get!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, suzie, nice to see you, I seem to be addicted to hubpages! ha ha thanks so much nell

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      I agreewith everyone else - Hubpages is the best. Thanks for expressing it so well.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, eculligan, it certainly is! lol thanks so much nell

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      eculligan 7 years ago

      You nailed it. Hubpages is great!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, ingenira, thanks so much for reading it, and it's nice to see you, cheers nell

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      "Sometimes doing something is not about the money, or the fame. It is about personal achievement." inspirational quote by Nell Rose. ;)

      I am so happy for you.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, alertswiftreview, thanks for reading it, it is great here isn't it? thanks so much nell

      Hi, sockyee, thanks for commenting, cheers nell

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      sockyee 7 years ago from Singapore, Malaysia

      those are very inspiring words and thoughts

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      alertswiftreview 7 years ago from USA

      Yes really this is amazing site as I am also using it for the last two months and I really like it. As there are many informative hubs and I really happy to read all interesting hubs.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, fayehelen, thanks for reading it, I do love hubpages, it is definitely the best on the internet, all the other sites seem so distant towards it's writers, and you can't become friends on there. But on here, I have met some great people and it's so easy to do the hub, nice to meet you, I am just coming over now! lol cheers nell

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      fayehelen 7 years ago

      ps - I love Derren Brown too!

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      fayehelen 7 years ago

      Awww, what a lovely Hub. I know exactly what you mean about being read. I am sooo new to this and have only published a few hubs but love that feeling already. I got way too excited when I got my first comment (now on my second I think haha), and when anybody clicks to follow me. I hope Hubpages is as good to me as it has been to you... I just feel excited about this website and I want to carry on!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Heart Felt Book, thanks for reading it, I was just so pleased and in a good mood! lol thanks for your great comment, cheers nell

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      Cheri Taylor 7 years ago from New York, NY

      That was so nice and very sweet of you wow. I love this hub and I was also a writer at age 10 that's cool I started writing music at ten for church :)great hub!1 Keep smiling and moving forward!!!!!!!!!!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, sligo, Ah bless you! ha ha that was great, and thanks, nell

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      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      What knight could drop his lance,

      while wearing Nell's kerchief;

      delight leapt up to dance,

      smiles, joy and sweet mischief. g

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, BeatsMe, thank you so much for your nice words, that's made my day! lol and thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      BeatsMe 7 years ago

      Congrats to a gr8 writer and I think Hubpages is lucky to have you. ;)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, MPG, ha ha you are so right! thanks again, nell

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Nahhh! We can all be mad and support each other together. :)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, MPG, thanks for reading it, it was great and I just wanted to say how addicted I am to hubpages! lol is there some sort of AA group for this addiction? Hope not! lol cheers nell

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      Marie Giunta 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Fantastic, well done Nell. It is so satisfying to write and when someone comments its such a nice warm feeling inside. Awww. cheers, marie :)

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, James, thanks so much for reading it, I do tend to do my metaphors a lot! and I usually end up mixing them up quite nicely! ha ha thanks again, nell

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      "a smile as wide as a butchers dog"

      One thing I love about your writing is how you turn a metaphor. You are clever and that is satisfying to read. I agree with you that HubPages is an awesome place to write, because of the format and the Community of Hubbers. I love your work.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Thanks BMG, for your comment, cheers nell

      Hi, 2uesday, thanks for reading it, and the cats are great aren't they? lol cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Gerber Ink, thanks so much for reading it, I know, isn't it amazing? I have also got to review a book, but to my shame I have been so busy I had better get reading! ha ha cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Investor, nice to meet you, no it's not my cat, I wish it was though! lol thanks for reading my hub, cheers nell

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      2uesday 7 years ago

      Nell you deserve writing success and your happiness is contagious, when I read this I could not help but smile. Thank you for sharing this - the pictures of the cats were great too.

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      BMG 7 years ago from timor laste

      keep it rock...

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      Charlotte Gerber 7 years ago from upstate New York

      Hi Nell, It is so true that you never know who will read your hubs. I also had a recent experience where an author read one of my hubs and decided that I should interview him/review his books. I've also had an offer to ghost write a book for another individual. I must admit, things haven't been dull since I began writing on HubPages! I wish you continued good luck writing as well!

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      Investor_Teacher 7 years ago from sf

      Nice hub Neil - I'm just a beginner here but hp seems like a friendly place. What a strange cat that is - is it yours ?

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Lisa, I would be lost without Hubpages! lol thanks so much, cheers nell

      Hi, Logan and gamelover, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

      Hi, Laura, thanks it is a great site isn't it? cheers nell

      Hi, Benjamin, that's so nice, and if it does help the newbies then that's great, thanks so much nell

      Hi, burning bush, Aw you flatterer! ha ha thanks so much nell

      Hi, Worldwide, thanks for the congrats, cheers nell

      Hi, hubpageswriter, I know what you mean! I think it is because it is so open and friendly, other sites seem more distant and boring! lol cheers nell

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      The sense of wonderment is indeed so true. I did an actual experiment on myself on this. Stayed away from Hubpages for a couple of weeks and when I come back, the feeling is like seeing an old flame once again. LOL. I'd like to thank Hubapges too, for this is such a great and wonderful site which a few words of mine cannot express fully how most of us feel when we are here.

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      Worldwide Posts 7 years ago

      glad to read this, congrats!

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      burning bush 7 years ago

      Nell, I have enjoyed your work since joining hub pages. You are not just a prolific writer but rather a writer with something to say, something worth reading. Don't thank hubpages - hubpages should thank you. Your fan.. Burning

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      BenjaminB 7 years ago

      A fantastic read Nell and an inspiration to newcomers,well done!

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      Laura Deibel 7 years ago from Aurora

      Nell Rose,

      I too have gotten enormous satisfaction from writing for Hubpages, as well as honing my craft and many friends.

      I wish you well and keep writing!

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      Meskens Geert 7 years ago from Belgium

      Very nice, thanks

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      LoganTheWriter 7 years ago from Alabama

      Same thing here!

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      Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      What a nice way to acknowledge what writing on HubPages can bring to someone. Whether in life or on HubPages, you never know where something will lead (but in the case of HubPages a person can enjoy the journey of writing regardless of where it leads). Congratulations on such nice things happening for you, Nell.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, epigramman, thank you so much for your kind words, I love reading your poems too, they make me laugh! I will be over shortly! lol cheers nell

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...well I would like to take this public opportunity to thank you for your amazing support of my writing - and to say that your hubs and their variety of subjects are essential - and to me - represent the backbone and spirit of what hubpages is all about - bravo to you - may we always receive the gift of having you here with us!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Arto, thanks so much for reading it, cheers nell

      Hi, sujju, thanks for your kind words, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

      Hi, Charlie, well thank you! lol I will certainly be over in a minute to take a look, cheers nell

      Hi, nikitha, thanks so much, cheers nell

      Hi, Char M, that's great about your daughter, and I did come and take a look and look forward to reading some more of your hubs, and thank you so much for your kind words on your profile, that made my day! nell

      Hi, Constanta, thanks for reading it, and I just came over to take a look at your site, come back and give me a reminder when you have finished it and I will come and take a look, okay? thanks again nell

      Hi, 2enjoylife8, ha ha thanks! and I am glad I made you grin too! cheers nell

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      2enjoylife8 7 years ago from Amidst a cloud of creative energy.

      Love your bike sized grin! You've put one on my face just reading your experience.

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      Constanta 7 years ago

      Great hub!

      Thank you!

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      Char M 7 years ago from Pacific Coast

      This is great. Thanks for sharing. My daughter inspires me to write. She also has been writing since she was 10, and makig up great stories almost as soon as she could talk. You have a gift Nell. I thought it was fitting I said my own thanks to you in my profile. Keep it up!

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      nikitha p 7 years ago from India

      Wow! great hub, thanks for sharing this.

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      Charlie Killick 7 years ago

      Great hub, your a brilliant writer now, so you must of been good as a child.

      Read my first 2 hubs here

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      sujju 7 years ago from mangalore, india

      Fantastic....u hav spoken ur mind so beautifully....i hav a lot to learn from u....thanks

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      Artoflegendindia 7 years ago

      Nice and great hub.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, saddlerider, I just couldn't resist the cat! hee hee thanks so much for your lovely words and I will certainly keep on hubbing! hugs back, nell

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      First off let me commend you on Mah Happy Face Kitty. I have a Tabby and now I know what she would look like with those dracula teeth:0) too funny. Your right about Hub pages, it s definitely a great place to write in and meet so many interesting fellow hubbers.

      It's not about the money with me either, never has been:0) I am simply happy to be able to express myself and all my experiences and life in general thoughts here.

      Of course if one get's noticed for their writing ability and ends up with a publication out of their writings then that's an extra bonus for sure. Keep on hubbin gurl, your a marvelous talented writer and I enjoy reading your hubs. peace and hugs.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Michael, I am so glad that you can see the fact that you can write here, maybe in your spare time? some people write loads of hubs a week, others just one or two, at least it will get you to practise your writing and the feedback is fantastic from followers, so I will be keeping an eye out for you! good luck nell

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      Michael 7 years ago

      I am glad that you continued to do what you love. I wish that I could have followed the same path. As it is, I am stuck in the off the wall job with a dream of doing what I really love. Maybe, with the internet, I could make enough money to start that dream. Your article will make me try even harder. So, Thank you.

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, Micky, I'm glad your here too! who else is going to make me laugh so much? hee hee cheers nell

      Hi, Rochelle, my mum used to write short stories herself, but always kept them in the drawer! so I think she would love the fact that I am writing on here, thanks so much, nell

      Hi, Peter, glad you liked it, and thanks nell

      Hi, PR, I am glad to meet you too, it is such a great place, I get withdraw symptoms if I don't check on here at least once a day! lol thanks nell

      Hi, creative, thank you so much for your nice words, hubpages is great! lol cheers nell

      Hi, SquidBuilders, great to meet you, and thanks nell

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      SquidBuilders 7 years ago

      Great page! Like your story and yes this is a great site to express your creativity.

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      Carrie L Cronkite 7 years ago from Maine

      Very nice, you do have excellent writing skills and I do believe you will go far. Hubpages is a wonderful place, we are blessed to be a part of this community! Good luck!

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      PR_am 7 years ago from Oregon

      I agree with you Nell. Hubpages is such a friendly and warm community of great people. I am glad that I joined too. Nice meeting you. All the best!

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      Peter_Thomas 7 years ago

      Great hub!

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      Nice experience, Nell Rose. One never knows who may be out there reading.

      I am also impressed that your mom encouraged your writing so many years ago, and made it important.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I sure am glad you're here!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, TattoGuy, thanks for reading it, and it did make my day when it happened, cheers nell

      Hi, Kevin, yes it is a nice feeling when someone apreciates your work, cheers nell

      Hi, Atienza, I do think sometimes we forget how much we like writing until something like this happens to cheer you up, thanks nell

      Hi, jack2jacob, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      jack2jacob 7 years ago

      i too think the same......nice post

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      atienza 7 years ago from Northern California

      Lol, I was just sitting here thinking about the poor return on investment one gets in terms of actual cash from writing. I mean I haven't written a lot on HubPages and I'm not very prolific in general. But when I get some little nugget, or glint or hint in my mind of something that I'd like to share with people, this is the place I come to do it. You've captured that gleeful feeling perfectly in what you wrote. It's not always about money. Sometimes it's the comments from the least likely people who say they got something from your work; or just the sense of accomplishment when you've completed a hub that makes it all worth while. I hope that my writing leads me to the same joy that you have found from yours :)


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