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My Hubpages milestone and tribute to fellow hubbers

Updated on September 10, 2012

It's been exactly a month now since I stumbled upon Hubpages.

Quite frankly, I don't even remember how I got here....

I'm not entirely sure what prompted me to write a hub but I "went for it" and, to my surprise, I found both the joy in writing again and an immense pleasure in following other hubbers and their hubs. The HubPages community has been wonderful.

So, as I reach this 10th hub milestone, I want to pay tribute to some of the fellow hubbers that I've enjoyed "meeting" and some of the hubs I've read. There is no way to pay tribute to them all but I've settled on the number 10 since this is my 10th hub.

So, I have listed a sample...

10 Hubbers (out of the many) I've followed

10 Hubs (out of the many) I enjoyed this first month

and, of course, my first 10 Hubs.

Hub Love - 10 Hubbers

I started following MANY hubbers - each for different reasons.

Some because they are fantastic writers, some because they make me laugh, some because they inspired me, and some because they have educated me.

Here are 10 Hubbers that fit one or more of these categories....

Ken R. Abell - The first hubber to connect with me and inspire me.

homesteadbound - A hubber who always provides great commentary (and great hubs!).

missolive - A dynamic hubber both on and off HubPages (through her I learned about the Hub Hoppers Group on Facebook).

J.S.Matthew - A Hubpages Elite hubber who has been fun to follow.

Millionaire Tips - One of several hubbers who I found shares a quilting passion!

Bendo13 - One of the more innovative hubbers I've come across - every day is a national day of celebration with him. I look forward to learning what we are celebrating each day via his hubs!

Hillbilly Zen - An inspiring hubber (and an awesome profile name).

kenneth avery - A hubber that always brings a smile to my face and one that always has kind words to say.

NATURESMOTIONS - A new hubber who I have a feeling will inspire many others with her journey - one she's chosen to share on HP.

2patricias - A hubbing "duo" that I've just started following - the 2 Patricia(s). They are the latest addition to the group that I follow. I love their team concept!

Sharing some hub love - 10 hubs by fellow hubbers

A sample of 10 hubs that I enjoyed this month (there were many many more though)...

One of the first that made me smile and laugh out loud (the video in this hub is a must see):

Cats and Water - Some Like It! Some Don't! by homesteadbound

Two that were inspirational in one way or another:

My Trek to Everest Base Camp by itsmonkeyboy

Mindy's weight loss journey by NATURESMOTIONS (no longer online)

Two that I found totally cool - (because I'm a science geek):

Octopus or Devilfish by homesteadbound

Why Does Garlic Turn Blue and Is Blue Garlic Safe To Eat? by Sally's Trove

Two that I found very thought provoking:

Hillbilly Zen - The Way of the Turtle by Hillbilly Zen (no longer online)

You Know the Old Woman in the Shoe by Kathryn Vercillo

And finally a sample of three out of the MANY on the topic of hubpages that I found useful or fun:

How To Get Noticed On HubPages: A Guide For Getting Started by J.S.Matthew

"A Tribute to My 100 Followers" by Millionaire Tips

Getting Traffic With Pinging by David 470

10 Hub Milestone

As I mentioned in the beginning, this hub marks my 10th hub.

While I have been writing for years and have published a fair amount in the scientific world, I felt these past 10+ years that I had lost my passion for writing. Writing up scientific results and copy can get down right boring at times!

However, hubpages has helped renew my interest in writing and has provided an outlet for writing about anything I happen to enjoy. My passion for writing is coming back!

So, a HUGE THANKS to all you hubbers out there that have entertained and inspired me this past month. With 10 hubs under my belt, I'm looking forward to the the next 10 and most importantly to following many of you and your creative paths!



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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      I like your idea. A great way to step back and review, while paying tribute to some great hubbers (many of which I follow too, for all good reasons).

      Sharing, up and awesome.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      @vocalcoach and @Victoria Lynn - thanks for stopping by! It's been fun writing for pleasure again.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Great hub! I'm glad HubPages renewed your passion for writing. It has a way of doing that!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Congratulations on your first 10 and you're a treat to our hubpage home. You're on your way!

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      Callum 6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi Kris this is a brilliant hub I have really enjoyed reading it and congratulations too I see you have made 36 hubs keep going Kris :)

      All the best :)


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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      @Rajan - thanks for the lovely comments and for stopping by!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Kris, I'm late. Still, congrats for the 35 hubs, as I see on your profile right now that you have managed in such a short time period.

      This is a lovely tribute to all the hubbers you admire for one reason or the other.

      I enjoyed reading.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Congrats on all your 10s. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for stopping by. I had a great time writing this hub:)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a wonderful tribute to your fellow Hubbers. Up and awesome.

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      Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago from Georgia

      What a great idea to commemorate your 10th Hub. I never fail to be impressed by the ideas hubbers have for writing. We share some favorites in common. Thanks for sharing your favorites and the occasion.

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Kenneth - no apology needed! Have a very wonderful Christmas, my friend!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Dear Kris...I apologize. I feel very stupid right now. If I had just checked my Followers List I would have not embarrassed myself with above are already on my list, but I can MAKE LEMONADE FROM THIS SPEWING COKE CAN...AND "THANK YOU" FOR FOLLOWING ME!" I am so glad that you are on my list and I am following you also. I wont say anything about this if you wont. Merry Christmas, again, and a Peaceful 2012, Kris.

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Kenneth - I am definitely following you here on hubpages! You were one of the first hubbers I ran across and loved your hubs, so I signed up immediately to follow you!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      You are welcome, Kris. Hey, if you are not following me, I hate to be forward, but would you PLEASE join my following? I am looking for class people, writers and believe now I have a GREAT bunch, but I wanted to ask you, but was afraid of being too pushy. Merry Christmas to you too, Kris. You do a great job too.

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      Kris Heeter 6 years ago from Indiana

      Kenneth - thanks for stopping by. I enjoy your hubs so much, so thank YOU:) I wish you the best this Christmas!

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      Kenneth Avery 6 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Kris...Great hub. Very selfless. Caring. What a warm heart you have. Voted up and away. Great read. And the mention, THANK YOU so much. Made my day worthwhile. Hopefully, I can repay you somehow. Take care and have a Merry Christmas. Kenneth

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      Judith Hancock 6 years ago from UK

      A great idea for a Hub - here's to the 20 + 20 + 20!

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      William Benner 6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Wow, you have hit the ground running! Great hub...Oh and welcome to HP!

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      Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

      You are off to a great start at Hubpages! In your top ten, you mentioned some of my favourite hubbers, so I know you have good taste, too! With your scientific background, I look forward to reading your knowledgeable offerings. Welcome!

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You have just begun your journey on HubPages with your first 10 hubs. Here is to your next 10 and then 100 and perhaps your first 1,000. Congratulations on this first of many milestones!

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      great idea for a hub and a great read, thanks for sharing!

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      Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

      What a lovely hub.. great and creative!

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Congrats on your milestone! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite Hubbers and Hubs, too.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on your milestone. I know exactly what you mean I use to write scientific publications as well ad hubbing is very different.



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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congrats on your milestone!!! :)

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      Leaderofmany 6 years ago from Back Home in Indiana

      Congrats on 10 Hubs, Keep writing!!

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Thanks for giving us a mention!

      Well done on writing 10 Hubs in a short space of time.

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      Hillbilly Zen 6 years ago from Kentucky

      Thanks, chick, and congratulations on your milestone! I've still got my eye on you, missy....*snicker*

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      Shasta Matova 6 years ago from USA

      Congrats on 10 hubs. Thanks for the mention. This is a great tribute. I am happy you are here.