My Hubpages milestone and tribute to fellow hubbers
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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My first hubs - (so I don't forget what they were!)
On the little more serious side: