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Achieving of 500 followers on Hubpages

Updated on May 17, 2016

What its been to be a hubber

Being a hubpages writer is something of a new thing to me, and I’m sure for many folks who have recently joined this cool network. I’m closing in on my first solid year here completed on hubpages, and it feels good to know that I have gave it my all, and in every way possible.

One thing I learned as a hubber, and while transitioning from a normal writer who once upon a time, depended on scrap paper, pencil, and pen, is that keyboards are my worst enemy when it comes to writing online. I just simply hate using them, but I was forced to get use to using these darn keys on a board, to do all of my hub writing.

Hubbing is something quite unique, it takes a persons mind from being overly engrossed in the physical realm, and allows them to set it free digitally. Many writers here seem to have unlimited potential to write the most astounding & profound hub articles.

The intensity of being a hghly active hubber

Many folks here on hubpages have ran off with that well known hub Olympic torch to become the Elite Hubbers or Hubpages Elite, and have learned to unleash whatever is on the top of their craniums with deadly precision, coordination and expert aim to hit the top of the web.

Now once a single hub by any hubber is published all of the energy it took, the mental inertia, creativity, and momentous words gets spread across the web, like a raging wild fire for those whose hot, but for some unfortunate folks it might just become a small brush of digital forestry that gets lit up ever so slightly.

This is one of the corner stones of being a hub writer to give it your best effort on the first try, as well as consistency, and I have learned a great deal in such a short period of time, becoming a hubber helped me to learn that in order to properly conjure up anything that comes to mind, you must work smarter rather then harder, and learn to let loose sometimes mentally with your word usage, but remain accurate as well.

Sharing them gold pieces


Sharing takes its toll at times so balance was necessary

The other thing I’ve learned to fully understand and encompass as a hubpages author, is the very fact that giving to others here by commenting and reading hubs is one of the single most important factors as a writer here.

Reading many hubs has actually worn me down in the last 10+ months, but I still do it at an extreme level, because I receive so much love from the hubpages community in my hubs, and also because it really is the right thing to do. I work at home, and so its quite easy for me to do, but as a web developer its been quite a struggle to juggle both worlds simultaneously, while helping clients of my own, and also trying to network on many professional social platforms, as well as sharing efforts on social networks such as facebook, or google+.

I manage a great deal of networks on the web, a number close to 15 complete differing websites and so it has definitely been a challenge to manage it all. My friends I’ve made here on hubpages however have motivated me, supported me, and keep me going for all of these months I’ve been intense at keeping up with all the hubtivity in the community, and this is what stands to be much more in my eyes, as the most important factor of being a hubber, which is the strength of the hubpages community.

Hub love and the community

The hubpages community is 250,000+ strong, and it has hubbers from all around the globe. Many of these hubbers write with such fine tuned scholastic aptitude, you would have thought that their words came from out of a book, and they're some of the brightest individuals on this globe I do believe. I'm proud to have been in their presence digitally, as well as had the privilege to get to know many of them on a much more personal level, especially after joining many Facebook groups, a great deal of us hubbers have all been teaming up on recently, and communicating efforts for one another.

I love sharing with many of them, and it has taken my hubpages experience to a level beyond my imagination, and what I had though I would experience prior to joining this writers awesome network. My learning experiences thus far have also taken a sort of quantum leap forward, from my reading's of 1000's of hubs by many of my peers. I think the space in my brain has actually been upgraded, like a Intel Pentium dual core microprocessor long ago has done to our quickly growing old pc's Vista's and Win 7's, and from the single cores from many years back.

Hubtivity to me, is the end product and sum of all of our energies put together, that's being pored onto the screen here all day and all night, from each and every hubber, and I can sense the motivation, burning desires to succeed, which is another reason that keeps me going as a hubber as well. Sharing is definitively the single most important key aspect of being a hubpages community member, and I cannot under state its true importance in becoming successful as an online writer today.

There are those who follow, and there are those who lead us all

The following individuals I will be calling out here are number one in my virtual book, they mean the world to me, they've shown me how to walk the straight and narrow paths of paying it forward. These individuals are true and authentic people, who believe in my words, but not only that they believe in themselves as well as countless others.

The way I can tell this is because of all the insightful messages that are actually a digital footprint of their true self, when I sense them on other peoples hubs, each time in a comment area, I know what it is.

Immediately my eyes light up like huge florescent light bulbs, having me think immediately to myself in my big head "Wow! this person truly goes the extra distance for others, and how selfless an act they can do, time and time again, as if they were some type of perpetual machine that could detect nothing but the best hub articles from some of the best authors on the web."

Look out Below!!!

Enough of the mushy stuff I will unleash all the digital beast here on hubpages, when it comes to outstanding, and unstoppable sharing powers, mind powers, powers of creativity, professionalism, style as a hub writer, and those who helped me in more way then one. Feast your eyes on the best hubbers that I have ever known, and had the pleasure to communicate with in the realest ways possible, and on multiple networks.

Each person I listed has helped me more then the average

Friends are precious here on hubpages, and it is the only community on the web, I have luckily located where I truly feel that I exist for real, it makes me feel like I have true purpose in online life, and real life.

If your name wasn't selected, there is no reason other then I ran out of space, and I would just like to say thank you once again for being there for me.


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      6 years ago

      Rock on,sir. You are writing useful hubs.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey Patrice, its been a while, but you know we are good friends, I hope all is good with you and your daughter out there in Hawaii.

      You are truly one cool person for leaving me this very kind comment here, chat with ya soon, when I get around to your corner of hubpages.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @brittanytodd, its definitely something that the community gets all the credit for here, hubpages has one awesome group of folks.

      I only follow folks who truly would like to communicate with others on hubpages and so it means even more to me to have all of these folks care to wanna check out even a single post I put up on here. Its nice to have met you here though, and I hope to visit more of your parts of hubpages as well.

      I simply love to communicate with many folks here of the hubpages community, most people have been pleasant to me, and were so willing to share as my true friends in real life, and even if we are all behind computer screens and many miles and miles apart.

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      6 years ago

      Hey Mike, congrats on your achievement! That's awesome! And thanks for the "shout out." I consider you one of my best buds here on HubPages and generally speaking. Your generosity is an example we can all follow. Keep up the great work!

      Mahalo nui loa!


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      Brittany Kennedy 

      6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      Congrats! This is an excellent achievement! I am one of your more recent followers, but I really enjoy your posts and think you seem like a nice person. Keep up the great work!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Deborah, that's so niceof you to say about me.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Well congratulations my awesome couldnt happen to a better hubber and writer...bless you my to a great wonderful writer...debbie

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Rasma, your to cool to have written this for me, I really do love hubpages so much, because of all of the friends I have made, and in such a short period of time thus far. It's just a wonderful place to settle and grow at digitally for sure.

      Cheers! to awesome writing & sharing on hubpages.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and interesting. Congratulations Mike you really deserve all those followers and even more. You do great service for all of us Hubbers with groups and your informative hubs. Thanks it's appreciated.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @RealHousewife, wow you made it too today, thanks for being so kind to show me some hub love here, and I'm so happy your appreciative of my sharing efforts.

      It's definitely tough to do at times, and to keep up with it all, its actually much more then a full time job for me here on hubpages, and I will not quit no matter what as you so stated in slightly differing words.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @Sharyn's Slant wow, now that is one awesome comment you left me. I really am blown away by it.

      I try to do my best here on hubpages for folks, but others do much more for me, and so I had to write this hub for the whole of the community, and it was imperative to do so since gaining any followers is truly something we have no control over as well.

      Thank you Sharon for being there for me as a supporter of my hub writings, and also for sharing with me a great deal in the past, especially on Facebook, as well as allowing me to admin one of them group on it that your admin at.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Mike - you sure put a smile on my face today:) I'm gushing you thought to mention me! So flattered:). You have done a phenomenal job on HP - it's very difficult to better your writing and learn the networking and - well I'm beginning to feel I'm plaigiarising what you just said....!

      Excellent job and just no matter what happens, put one foot in front of the other and you'll be golden:)

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hey Mike,

      Congratulations on your one year and 500 follower milestone. You definitely are unstoppable and are going to go far, I have no doubt. Thank you for the "mention." You are a perfect example of "embracing the HP community" and other communities as well. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and support, always willing to lend a helping hand. Watching you branch out, write and share hubs on topics I have never even heard of, has been a great learning experience for me. I wish you the best always and thank you for the gratitude you share with your friends on a daily basis.


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Karen Hellier for the awesome comment you just left me there, oh yes indeed those folks are all good people who deserve to receive recognition for their hub loving support.

      I have many more folks who make my stay here on hubpages worth while, and I will be sharing them in many other ways for sure, and soon, because I'm getting close to another accolade celebration.

      Its nice to have met you here on hubpages, and I'll give your hubs a try soon as well.

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      Karen Hellier 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      This is great. I love your writing style, and congratulations on 500 followers, and your almost one year here on Hub Pages. I am also following most of the people on your list, but the ones that I am not following yet, I will definitely check out. Voted up and awesome.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Anamika S, everyone made this happen for me, and I'm just glad to have so many cool hubpages friends today.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you CrisSp for being so nice to visit and to celebrate with me, and for writing such kind words here you're blessed as well.

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Congrats on the wonderful achievement! Wish you many more milestones ahead.

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      A big big congratulations to you Cloud! May you continue to be blessed and be a blessing to others.

      Your proud follower,


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @cclitgirl, thank you for being a friend to me for all of this time we been together communicating on hubpages, you definitely deserve to be on that list if anyone does, you stay supporting everyone here and in every way. You hub writing is also superb, and so this is another reason why I chose you.

      Many of the hubbers I selected are my favorite hubbers on hubpages, that includes you, and many others I haven't mentioned will be mentioned on my very next hub celebration, and one many of my newer hub love hubs, I still have about 9 more to write to complete my first set of 20 hubs on it all.

      Hubbing is definitely something quite unique and everyone has a differing experience with it, as well as perceives themselves differently then everyone else sees them, in other words you are a great hubber too .

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks to all the following folks below for sharing with me, for voting and for giving this hub a good read, it is for all of those who choose to follow one another, hubpages is an awesome place for us all.

      @ChristyWrites - I appreciate the sharing and vote, it was so nice of you.

      @RTalloni - its nice to meet ya on hubpages, see you soon.

      @lord de cross - No probs bro I know how tough it is, hubbing is awesome indeed.

      @Dahlia Flower - nice to meet ya as well, see you soon to.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Holy moly, Mike - what an awesome tribute to The Community. I have definitely enjoyed your presence here, your contributions and your upbeat spirit. You've brought a lot to this community. That being said, I'm so humbled and awed that you included my username here. You didn't have to and I'm honored. Much peace and thanks to you. Believe it or not, you have influenced me to branch out and try new things both here on HP and beyond. You're a person to look up to and I'm psyched that HP has you. :)

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      Dahlia Flower 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations, CloudExplorer. I enjoyed your hub. Your enthusiasm comes through.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Hey Mike Thanks for the mentioning. If you didn't tell us, we would've miss this hub. We try to get in touch with so many friends, and you know it by now. We cannot keep up! Help! We are just regular folks like yourself. And we don't take advantage or think are better than anyone. Just surprised by the nomination. And you are a true Hubber... and we can feel your emotions and well wishing for all. Much appreciated: Donde es la fiesta bro?

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      6 years ago from the short journey

      Congratulations on your milestone! Achieving the 500 followers mark is great fun and I hope you celebrate it right through to the next 100. :) These milestones are a great time to share some of what we've learned and experienced with HP--good for you for posting this hub!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote up and awesome - you have great taste too as you have listed many of my fave hubbers! Congrats on 500 followers!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Movie Master, you make me proud as well with how you share your love for hubbing with everyone, you are one of the most supportive hubbers, and I am so happy to have met you too.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love your energy and enthusiasm Mike - you are an inspiration and a joy to follow - congratulations on your 500 followers, I am proud to be one of them and thank you so much for the mention!

      A big vote up from me

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @livingpah2004 for the cool comment, its so nice to have met you for the first time on hubpages as well.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Wow! 500 followers.What an achievement. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Useful Hub.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Congratulations on reach a wonderful 500 followers that's a great


      Voted you up and all the way across but funny.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @rfmoran, Hey there, thanks for the cool comment I have yet to meet you here until today, but I will make sure to pay you a visit shorty as well. I love hubtivity too, its fantastic!

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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 

      6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Thanks for sharing this stuff Mike. It's gratifying to see someone who obviously relishes what he's doing. I love the word Hubtivity! Russ Moran

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @Suziecat7, oh yes indeed hubpages is a sensational place for us all, I simply love it!

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      6 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Congratulations, CloudExplorer. This is a wonderful place and all the better because you're here.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank TToombso8, for sharing with me as well, with out you all this wouldn't have happened. Cheers! to wonderful times on hubpages.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Snowdrops for the cool comment, nice to see you made it.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Congrats, Cloud! And a great hub! Thank you for sharing all that you have learned. VUM.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @Epigramman, I am so glad that you made it here, you are on of those folks I love following here on hubpages. I love your poetry and sense of humor, it keep me entertained each time I read them.

      Thanks man for the cool comment you left me, I truly appreciate every one for showing me so much love and especially those who are devoted to sharing with me everywhere I meet them.

      You're a really cool dude for this, and good friend as well as supporter of us hubbers.

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      6 years ago

      ..... love your enthusiasm and spirit - you are a true team player and a wonderful charismatic writer who knows how to communicate and get your thoughts and feelings across to your lucky readers -lake erie time 9:19am

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      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Cloud, congratulations for reaching 500 followers!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @seotechnology, Thanks bro it wasn't me that earned this one, it was all of those who gone above and beyond for the likes of me.

      All I can do is write to my hearts desire, and signal others in their hubs for the fact of their great writings and it all having make an impression on me as well, oh there's networking with folks to outside of hubpages, but it doesn't work as well as when you truly read a persons hub, and decide to leave them the best message back in return for their dedication to writing here.

      I truly appreciate the cool words you left me here, and for that I will check out your hub location here as well in due time, see you then.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Bill I love this hubpages community due to the fact that we all help one another in some way or another, even if all of us don't have the same capacity to do so daily or night, and mostly due to family obligation's, work obligations, and just life as a whole.

      We surely are good friends now, and all of our communications efforts towards on another shows that this world can come together, all of us here are showing the world digitally this unity, and strength in community today.

      Cheers Bill, to our love, and devotion to being writers and cool online buddies in a wonderful writers community known as hubpages.

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      6 years ago from India

      Wow! thats a great achievement. I congratulate you on this wonderful occasion. Looking for many more things from you.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are as good a man as I have met on HubPages and a true testament to this wonderful community. It is an honor to follow you, Mike! Congratulations on your milestone. Nobody works harder on this site than you do.

      Thank you for the mention but believe me, you give back much more than we give you.

      your friend,


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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thank you MissOlive, its everyone here that has made this possible for me, and so I am so happy to have found hubpages, being a writer here is a true privelege.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Congratulations on your accomplishments cloudexplorer/Mike. You've been an amazing role model here on HubPages and beyond. You have incredible energy, integrity and sincerity. We are lucky to have you as a part of the HubPages community. Continued best wishes to you with all of your online writing endeavors. I foresee many more accomplishments in your future. You have incredible passion and it shows. Peace, Marisa


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