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Hubbing : Reflections On My 100th Hub

Updated on June 10, 2012

The Beginning Until Now

Reflecting on what I was going to write about when it came to writing my 100th hub and actually it is 110 , I decided that it was time for reflection. My journey has been a long one and just like Egypt was not built in a day , my hubs have not been built that quickly either. I have shared a part of my novel and gave you a taste of what the story is about. I have written about your inner beauty which was one of my first hubs published. Beauties only skin deep is a memorable one , on the day that one was published Google crawled all over it and the numbers changed in a split second. I was ecstatic watching the numbers fly! I have written about ladies panties the hub Ooh La La La Naughty Little Panties is still ranking in Yahoo and Google. Talked about Christianity and what my beliefs are, tried to figure out where the meaning of cocktail came from in the hub entitled Pass Me A Cocktail Please, wrote about one of the Greatest Elvis Impersonators Of All Time Charlie Franks and made everyone aware of Cyberstalking which is rampant on the web and I have experienced it first hand. I have shared my feelings and emotions when I could not take it anymore in the hub I Cry and on that day I was sobbing as I wrote it and so many came to the rescue. So many have taught me to use "we instead of "I" and I am still finding that I get the word "there" and "their" mixed up. The forums have brought me closer to so many and I have given advice to new hubbers. It has been 2 years and I have seen people come and go and have learned that sometimes they leave because they cannot take the drama anymore but it certainly does not make them any lesson of a person. I have seen others be accused of things and seen hubbers take sides or try to beat a new person down forgetting that they were once new themselves. I have noticed that sometimes my writings appear professional and other times they appear basic, it really doesn't matter to me so long as I continue to write. I have not judged others for what they write as each individual as there own style, and on occasion I have found that I have judged someones article and thank God when they send me an e-mail asking for an explanation. Reflecting over the past two years I have come to realize that it is not about the money, it is about the passion that burns from within when it comes to writing. The flame that keeps moving and the fans that keep pushing me to write more. Recently I had considered quitting Hubpages due to personal reasons but when I looked at the numbers in the right hand corner of my profile I realized it could not and would not happen. Did Walt Disney stop when the pressure was on? He kept on until he had Disneyland. Did the Egyptians quit building Pyramids when they were tired? Absolutely not and what both of these have in common is that they made history, it took them time but they accomplished there goals. I have set goals and they are attainable, I have a dream and I will catch that falling star it may take me time, but it will be accomplished. So long as I continue to write, I will continue to learn so here is to another 100 hubs and striving for my goals. Thank you to Ralwus, BlondePoet, CindyVine, Mighty Mom, Brenda Scully, Cobraski, Don Simkovich,Tony0724. HawkesDream, Janetta, Candie Veach, Bad Company99, Goldentoad who is no longer with us, Pest who pops in and out, Julie Braden, Maddie for getting me through the dark times on HP, and the entire staff at HP for making me believe that this is the best place to be as well as the other 770 fans that I have gained. One day when my novel hits the silverscreen and they ask me how I started it is certain that I can say that it all began the day the door opened at hubpages and they let me in.

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      AE:

      Another beautifully written article that I stumbled upon-voted up in addition. The passion to write is deeply engraved in me, as it is with you and many others that I am sure of on hubpages. If it were not, we wouldn't be here in the first place, would we? My problem is I have many article title ideas to help me reach the 100 plateau. But even though I seem to be making headway, it is still a long and tedious process. Also I think about stepping away like you did, to finish something started long ago. A novel based on a non-fictional account. And it belongs within the genre of Romance believe it or not. A type of genre that I rarely write about. So we'll see where this platform takes me for now and maybe in between hub articles I will be able to complete this 400 page book. Hubpages is definitely a difficult place to stray from. I see you have had the same difficulty in the past and glad you in turn, decided to stay with us. Good move!

      Jl

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      Julianna 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      kimberlyslyrics: How did you manage to find this one it took me awhile to locate it so that I could comment. lolol Thank you for the compliment. :)

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      kimberlyslyrics 7 years ago

      I think it was a perfect content and a perfect 100th hub

      Thank You

      Kimberly

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Lady_E: Thank you !! I am excited about the books and ovehelemed too thank you for the support. :)

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Aaah, Well done. I like it when people write from the heart and it's clear that you are doing an excellent job and touching people in a positive way through it.

      Good luck on the books you are writing, I have no doubt they will be excellent stories and look forward to reading them. Regards, E.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      hubpageswriter: Thanks bunches. :)

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      hubpageswriter 8 years ago

      This is inspiring; I agree.. all the best success to you and more hubs.. :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      GlstngRosePetals: It took a 100 to inspire me. :)

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      GlstngRosePetals 8 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

      Thought provoking and inspirational.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      HPWriter: Thank you. :)

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      hubpageswriter 8 years ago

      This is inspiring..

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      BP: I am back after Hiatus system pooed so thanks for the warm comment and I will see you soon. :)

      MissJamieD: Big Hugs to you too and I am back so you will see me around as I did not go very far. :)

      adsensesecrets: I don't kiss and tell. :)

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      adsensesecrets 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      wow! how much have you made money wise, with this many hubs???

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      You're amazing AE! I haven't talked to you in awhile. Hope you're doing good:) Hugs

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Wow AE congratulations for a super sweet century and many thanks for the mention. I will never forget those days we hung out and caused havoc with Pest, oh those were the days. Love ya buddy. xoxoxxo

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      nutuba: Thanks so much for the wonderful comment it is sincerely appreciated. :)

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      nutuba 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Congrats on your 100th! You are an inspiration to the rest of us ... you have such a diversity of hubs and your writing is excellent (and fun)!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Charia: I won't think about it again and I am glad that I am an inspiration to others. :)

      Lyla: I hope that it does to as I certainly would want everyone in the hub community to be there. :)

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      lyla 8 years ago from India

      WOW!congrats AE!I really do hope that your novel hits the silver screen soon and we the hub community get to share and enjoy your success!:)

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      Charia Samher 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your 100th hub! Hope you won't think of giving up again. It's nice that you are still here to be an inspiration for all the new hubber like me. Just keep the flames burning! I'm happy to be your fan! =)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      marco: You aer to kind and thanks for the encouragement. :)

      fierycj: I am in total agreeance with you, I have written a few hubs with knowledge that I have but it is so boring to write about sometimes. I love just writing about anything that comes to mine and enjoy expressing myself, good or bad, right or wrong it is just me. :)

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      fierycj 8 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

      Yeah You're right, Evans. Take me for instance, I've got a BSc in Computer Science, and as much as I make my living from Web Programming, I can never bring myself to write a hub even slightly related to Web dynamics. Its one thing for me to do it, but if it comes to actually writing about it the stuff bores the living daylights outta me.

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      marcofratelli 8 years ago from Australia

      Congratulations my friend. You're an example of a hubber with a heart of gold (and some good writing skills). Keep it up!

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      my-success-guru 8 years ago from Upstate NY

      You're welcome AE! I always enjoy your work! Very creative!!! :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      my success: Thanks !!!:)

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      my-success-guru 8 years ago from Upstate NY

      Hey AEvans!

      Great inspiring thoughts!!!

      Take Care!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      enievil: LOLO I am glad you enjoyed the naughty little panties and thank you for the Congrats!!!:)

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      emievil 8 years ago from Philippines

      Congrats AEvans on your 100th hub. Hope to reach the same milestone as you. I read the Naughty Little Panties hub. All I can say is, wish I'm a guy! LOL Congrats again!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      iounn: Thank so much!!!:)

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      Iðunn 8 years ago

      congrats on your 100th hub!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      christianesk: Thanks bunches!!!:)

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      christianesk 8 years ago from The Global Hamlet

      Well done on achieving over 100!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Zooloot: True so true and sometimes the experiences are good and other times the experiences are not so good, but those are things that we endure. :0

      James: Amazing how others can see my warmth, maybe I should change up? Just kdding, thank you for the warm thoughts.:)

      fierycj: It is amazing and it took two years, some move quick others on a different pace and one thing all of us have in common is we love to write about something which is really fascinating. Thanks for visiting and the kind comment. :)

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      fierycj 8 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

      It's kinda funny that your 100th hub would be the first hub of yours that I'm reading. I think its smart of you to make reflection. Phew 100! Aint that something. I like the way you write. It has this wuchmacallit - down to earth feel to it. Keep the good work up.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on 100 published Hubs.  Your warm, sincere and beautiful persona shines right through your words.  That is why, no matter the topic, people love to read your articles and be your friend.

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      Zooloot.com 8 years ago from Europe

      In life we build our friends in the same way. Being loyal and true to what we believe in. The process is slow, challenging and often disappointing but in the end we reep the rewards of a certain kind of peace that others less patient and not so persistant will never get to experience.Enjoy the experience as it's what life is really all about :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Hawkesdream: Thank you so much!!:)

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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Congratulations, your hubs are an inspiration, cant wait for more.

      Thanks for the mention, appreciate it.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      jenblacksheep: Jen thank you and I myself find that I lack on commenting to, my goodness I must pep it back up.:)

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      jenblacksheep 8 years ago from England

      Congratuations!! Have read a fair few of your hubs ... must remember to comment more! I'm looking forward to reading many more :D

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Am I Dead: Thank you and I am happy that you have been able to gain something from them. :) Shalini: Record time oh I hope, lolololo I will keep on trying. :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Wow - that's something - congratulations! Here's to the next 100 roling off that keyboard in record time!

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Congrats on the 100th Hub accomplishment! I have enjoyed reading your hubs very much. I have learned a lot from you and the information you share here with us on the hubpages. Thank you. Worthy reflections.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      DameScribe: Thank you so much for your words and cheers **clicking the glass**.:)

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      Thoughts of leaving? be gone! your grace and kindness touch many a people AEvans. Besides, a request in triplcate to every Fan and Hubber would have to be in order and signatures and ...and .. :) wonderful Hub and a toast to doubling the numbers across the boards :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      eovery: A 1,000 or 10,000 wow that would be an accomplishment and would take years but yes it could be accomplished and thank you for stopping by.:)

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Congrats on your 100th. This is a big accomplishment. Shows that you could write a 1000 or 10,000 if you put your mind to it.

      And of course Keep on Hubbing!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Denny: Thank you for the warom compliment , "all wrapped up in a bow", and I am looking forward to the personal link. :)

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      Denny Lyon 8 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

      Wow! Congrats on the 100th to 110th!  Big kudos are in order all wrapped up with a pretty bow! :)  I know what you mean about it takes time to build the hubs.  

      I figure it was actually a typo but I LOVE this phrase:  "any lesson of a person" as it appeals to the poet in me - thanks for the thought gift!  Keep writing as you are on a roll!  

      I'll send you in private mail a link to my quotes blog where I put up a series of joy quotes that are refreshing when you feel tapped out or going thru personal situations.  Love ya!  Congrats HUGS!! Denny

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      AsherKade: Thanks!!

      G-Ma: Great poet and thank you G-Ma ((Hugs))

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Nicely said and nicely done...you are a great one...:O) Hugs

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      AsherKade 8 years ago from Texas

      congrats!

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Hey!! I heard that Janetta!!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      badco: I believe that all people improve with time and all of us battle our own demons on a daily basis. I could not be judgemental I am not perfect myself. Thank you for the kind compliment. :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Peggy W: Thanks bunches not all of them are perfect but I have fun writing about them. :)

      Cindyvine: I am also honored to be your friend and thank you for the wonderful comment. :)

      Brenda: You will be at the premier with me and I will include my fans, thank you for being here and keep on hubbing. :)

      Cris A: A 1,0000? 10 years it would take, lololo but I will try my best.glad to see you. :D

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Congratulations! Now don't stop until that 1,000th hub - but you can go further and beyond that, of course :D

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      \Brenda Scully 8 years ago

      That will be my claim to fame, that a friend of mine on hub pages has made it to the big screen......... It could happen, keep on keeping on....enjoyed this hub immensley, glad you didn't go......

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      AE, you are the epitome of eveything Hubpages stands for, or strives to be, should I rather say. You are the ultimate hubber. You welcome all new hubbers, make an effort to comment on as many hubs as possible, write clever well-researched hubs, you are caring and talented and definitely the Queen. I am honored to be your friend.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Congratulations, and with the quality of hubs you write looking forward to not only the next 100 but hundreds in the future!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Candie: You are to funny, lolololo :D

      Janetta: Yes two years and it seems like yesterday as for Candie I believe she is going to do something with it. lololo :D

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      Janetta 8 years ago

      AWW thanks for the mention AE ;) I cant believe you've been on hubs for two years!! lol makes my three months look like a drop in the bucket, huh :D well, here's a cocktail to two more wonderful years and 110 more hubs!! PS--I don't think Candie can handle another Charlie Franks hub!! She's probly going to have that scarf bronzed! Or sleep in it every night ;)

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I think Dale needs to put down that fish and type!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Phillipo: Thank you!!

      Vladimir: Thanks and I am grateful for the passage as well, I will hold it close to my heart. :)

      Dale: Thank you look how long it took? 2 years lololo oh well. :)

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      Dale Mazurek 8 years ago from Canada

      Vey nicely written. I can't even imagine 100 or 110 hubs. I ned to get my butt in gear and stay out of the forums once in a while.

      Anyways great work.

      Dale

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      Vladimir Uhri 8 years ago from HubPages, FB

       

      Congratulations my sis. You are valuable and precious. Philippians 4:8.

       

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Congratssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Feline: Thank you and what a reflection.:)

      Ralwus: You are also my friend and I am working on it. :)

      agvulpes: I am still here thought about it, but I am still here. :)

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      Peter 8 years ago from Australia

      AE congratulations on achieving the great milestone of 100 hubs .

      I am also happy that you are not leaving Hubpages, I'm sure you have many Hubs still to write.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Keep 'em coming AE. Thanks for the mention and I am honored to call you my friend. Looking forward to the next one now.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Write on AE! :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      TripletMom: Thank you!!:)

      tony0724: ((Big Hugs Back)))

      CandieV: Thank you bunches, I have decided I am not going anywhere.:)

      quietness: Thank you and I did they are deep and beautiful , I also loved the pic. :)

      anja: I had thought about it but decided to stay as how could I leave when I have wonderful people like you that keeps me going? It was the numbers that made me not give up and thank you so much for the support. :)

      dohn121: Thank you . :)

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I'm happy that I met you, AEvans! This is by far one of the best hubs I've read so far! I guess you saved the best for 100, right? Did I say Congrats yet? So, Congrats!

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      anjalichugh 8 years ago from New York

      Hey that was very sweet. What was with that 'thought of leaving' HP? Don't give me that shock. I'm so much used to seeing you around. Wish you another 700 fans this year. Cheers!

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      quietnessandtrust 8 years ago

      WOW !!!!!!!!!! now that was heavy sister....cool.

      https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/My-origin

      Check em out....short, witty and punchy.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I'm proud to be a part of this amazing group of talented writers.. of which you are paramount, it's your heart that drew me and keeps me here. Congrats on your 100th and to many many more to come!

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      Glad to be a fan ! Yes I saw the mention . Hugs to ya !

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Congrats!! Great job and a nice look back. Here is to your next 100 hubs.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Oh Tony I see you did make it to the first post imagine that , yes I am here. :) By the way your name is in the hub I hope you didn't miss it. :)

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      I am glad to be the first posts and say I am glad you keep goin . Best to ya my friend ! Keep hubbin