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My Extended Family Tree.

Updated on January 26, 2014

Writing for HubPages for Sixty Times

This sixtieth hub, is a dedication and thank you to all my followers, and HubPages family members.

When I first started here on, I was so naive and a complete bumbling idiot. However, since that time I have really changed. Although, it has not always been easy. Since first appearing here on HubPages, thirteen months ago, not only have I had intimately developed into a better hubber. Moreover, my life went under drastic change as well. No doubt, a double-sided correlation. I will not even trouble you, with all the historical drama of my trouble past, but, I will say that to say I've done a 180 is an understatement.

Just the other day, I was looking back onto my life, and blogging career. I was left wondering, how could I ever repay those who stuck by me? Then I thought of this. To write a hub article, completely expressing my total appreciation to my favorite hubbers, to my own individual hubbers/followers, and to all the newbies that discover me, and appreciate what I have to say. Like Sage Williams, for listing my BlogCatalog hub in the forums today. I think that that was the first time (ever), another hubber freely noted one of my hub pieces. Thank you. You have helped me to meet a specific goal; I had set for myself, also thirteen months ago, to the day.

When I first stumbled upon HubPages, I think the first person to notice my presence was Lgali. They simply wrote, "Welcome to HubPages," and quickly join my fan club. That is what Lgali does, but, still I didn't care if they had just join a 1000 other newbies that day. I was glad they had welcomed me. I cannot remember though, when I met my dearest hubber. I cannot remember how I came across him, or how it happened. That HubPages family member was good old Sufi, of Sufidreamer. Wow, what a treat his friendship has been. Before I was IE, my profile name was jgrimes331. Under that profile, I had gain four more friends that I liked mention, to whom I'd email, and chat online with. One such member is sadly no longer with HubPages. He was a terrific writer, and a wonderful IM buddy. His profile name was GoldenToad. The other were, Paraglider, and BGPappa.

After horrible performances with PGrundy, and LondonGirl, in the religious forum, I gave up on HubPages all together. However, I missed the damn place and I had already formed an addiction to it. This time, I went about trying to change myself to be better, than what I had acted like before. Hence, I came up with the profile name of IntimatEvolution. Every time I sign in now, I'm reminded of the reasons, as to why I'm here. Needless to say, some hubbers forgave me, and others did not. Mark Knowles has such an enormous heart, and he taught me a valuable lesson in humility. See, I would not have forgiven me either, and I sure would not have wasted my HubPage time on someone so hateful- like I had been to them. Nevertheless, being the better person than I, he did. Then again there was Sufi. He was my first or second fan this time, and was sincerely glad to have me back. I hope I've done them proud. I enjoy my relationship with them.

Slowly, but surely I started to write hubs about topics that I enjoy reading about. Then slowly, but surely, my site traffic jumped from one-a-day, to two-a-day. It has been a self rewarding experience. I know I am not the best writer on HubPages, but, I keep on trying. I look as to how to successful hubbers like Shirley Anderson, Tattoguy, and RKHenry, to see how they set up their hubs, and use their knowledge as my guide. I continually try to support my fellow up & coming hubbers, sending out a tweet about them every now and again. I try to keep along side the spiritual goodness, one can only experience alone, known as Karma. I lean on other hubbers to help teach me the value of solid creativity, and fun, interesting, information. I really try to follow the blogging advice of my fellow hubbers. Like that of Peter Dickerson, and dawei888. I wish I could list everyone in my list. However, I can thank each and everyone of them, and ask you to please take the time to view them.

There is no doubt in my mind, that HubPages is probably the best social networking website, out on the world wide web.


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    MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

    3 years ago from Washington State

    Exactly what I needed to read today. Comforting to know we got friends here, real people, willing to help us out. Well said.

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    Julie Grimes 

    6 years ago from Columbia, MO USA


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    6 years ago from United States

    keep moving ..Glad you completed Sixtieth

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks Dr. Mike. I appreciate your commenting on this hub.

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    7 years ago from Sandpoint, Idaho

    nice-i'm so glad i decided to read something of yours, you have a right to be proud of yourself for sure. cheers to your future and prosperous regards, Dr. Mike

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks! They deserve one.

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    Beth Morey 

    8 years ago from Montana

    A wonderful tribute!

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    You are very welcomed.

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    8 years ago from Fabulous USA

    This is a great hub! Very inspiring and I have been here 10 months, so thank you!

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    Debra Allen 

    8 years ago from West By God

    Thank yu so very much for mentioning me too. I think we will always be friends. We just click. Some of us do and some of us don't. That I have learned on HP and setting my own boundaries with certain people. I did leave for a while and now I am back. I tried to write on another medium and they messed up my article. So I am back for good this time. Thanks again for the mention. You are so kind.

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    8 years ago from Sparti, Greece

    Wow - Thanks IE. It is my birthday today and this is the best present that I could have wished for. That means a lot to me - I think the world of you, too.

    You have done me very proud - I always knew that there was a warm heart and beautiful soul underneath. You just needed to believe that yourself.

    Very honoured to be a friend :)

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks Springboard! Your comment means so much. Thank you.

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    8 years ago from Wisconsin

    Glad to have discovered you. I'll have to look up more of your stuff.

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    When you are good, you are good!!! It was my pleasure to do so. Thanks to you both for stopping by and commenting on this hub. YOU ROCK!!!

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    8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

    Thanks for your mention, and I am glad to you continue on your writing career here with us.

    Your inspiration exudes to give others a boost!



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    Katie Butler 

    8 years ago from Sensual, USA

    This is a beautiful 60th hub! (I wonder if I'll ever get that far) I am excited to be a part of this "Hubfamily", everyone has been very kind to me. I cannot express how flattered and thankful I am that you included me in your list of favorite authors! You have made my day, Thank You!

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    8 years ago

    Happy 60th Julie, I will always love ya, yer a lil star and cheers for the mention xox

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    Allen Werner 

    8 years ago from West Allis

    I just passed my 100th - but it was more or less a challenge to myself to do it. Now I've kind of scaled back and take my time writing. This is a great place to write and from what I have received, it is almost always supportive and encouraging. I wish you blessings on your next 60. Peace.

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    Sage Williams 

    8 years ago

    Congratulations! on your 60th hub and thanks so much for the mention and follow. What a thoughtful way to celebrate by putting a plug in for your fellow hubbers.

    Also thanks for getting back to me so quickly in response to my question on It may take me awhile, cause I've got a busy week, but I will get back to you when I get it all set.

    Thanks so much for all your referrals and recommendations above. This is a great resource to get to know more hubbers. I can't believe how many people are on this site.

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart,


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    Sa Toya 

    8 years ago from England

    Woooo 60 a real achievement not to mention it's almost a year...I've only just found you but glad I did :)

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thanks for commenting.

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    8 years ago from United States

    Keep them coming. Good hub

  • IntimatEvolution profile imageAUTHOR

    Julie Grimes 

    8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

    Thank you Bob! OOO's

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    Robert E Smith 

    8 years ago from Rochester, New York

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your 60th! You have style and grace, lady. To sight other's hubs is so nice. Congratulations IE. Bob.


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