My Extended Family Tree.
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 HubPages.com, 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.