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To Every Writer on Hub Pages Something that I Think Needs to Be Said

Updated on February 3, 2012

I am relatively new to the Hub Pages....but I have been working on the web since 1992 in almost every capacity from web design, e commerce, working for companies, school administrations, and a decade as a home based business owner. So What I want to say, is not a criticism but some basic observations that I believe nearly all of you will relate to in one way or another. Either way I know enough to brave the backlash that could result. But if you took a look at any of my other writings, I am teetering on some more controversial ground . And in that spirit I say this....

The fact is Hub pages claims to be about writing (not just a site devoted to making pennies and dimes with ad clicking etc.) - it is my belief and experience that quality of writing, truthful honest artistry, and a healthy dose of ***k you I know what people will enjoy as well or better than any corporate Google scheme....put that together you end up with integrity, something worth reading, and the money / recognition is going to flow just as fast toward you.

What is successful is not a formula of keywords, search engines are searched by human beings. The Internet is surfed by human beings. The World wide web is crawled thru not by spiders but by human beings. And the computers serve our wills not the other way around. Take in all the methods you can, learn the strategies many are using to manipulate the numbers, surround yourself with intelligence and the best learned people who have made the ads click, the words ripe, and the links point their advertisers at your html. But always keep in mind what I think a lot of you already know...

All that is just a big bunch of mental justifications for your need to think that you are special more than the next guy, so you can rise to be a star in your own dope opera. But that is the big lie isn't it... Anyone can win, anyone can rise, and everyone is equally capable on their best day. So use the machines to your advantage, set up the perfect worded subtle tiger trap as the herd knows has worked a thousand times. But reality is, technology is magic.

The mind is a Magus. Will it to be done, don't wait for the click magnetics to make you rich. Become what you are destined to be, you deserve it as much as I do as any other dumb mother ***ker typing away does. Magic is being master of realities. Google, Adbrite, Yahoo, MSN, Amazon, are all just tools, treat them like it. I don't know about you, but if you aren't in it to become a master then why waste the time with your life. Seize the day, but don't wait for it to happen.

Today is the last day of everyday. Mind, magic, money, all come to those apes who stand up rather than stare grunting at the monolith. Magic is technology, magic is the word...Know thyself. And everything else will come. Truth is not truth until it destroys the meaning of itself.

Do something here on the hub worthy of being exiled for, and believe me the universe will reward you. Write something worth the time of being read. Write things that people need, want, or that heal the heart and inspire. Write things that challenge the reader, give the reader credit, they are smarter than most of us. Write something that isn't labeled art, but is art. Because art is not art unless it threatens your very existence. And I for one intend to succeed , or cease to exist...

Blessings to all the Good folk creating it as one. Keep on Hubbing...

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      phazed1 7 years ago from Singapore

      Man this is some good shit.

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thank you phazed, i thought so too...Blake4d

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I'll second phazed! I write pretty much what I want to write and if it gets some readership then I'm happy. I will admit to wishing that I did make some money here but at the end of the day I'm really here for the writing and not the money.

      Thanks so much for putting these thoughts here and I agre - we all need to take note of this.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      TheGlassSpider 7 years ago from On The Web

      You've totally won me over! Peace and blessings be with you. Keep it flowing, man.

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Well bless my microchips, apparently there was at least one spider that was crawling through the archaic fiberoptic manna...mi web su web GS.

      I also saw you caught my little rant on the Trolls yay or nay forum...when someone truely gets the joke it is the absolute highest of compliments. Noone keeps on hubbing more than the fans of fans of fans, thanx.

      Always at your service (You too Tony didn't mean to leave you out brother love)...Blake4d =)

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      TheGlassSpider 7 years ago from On The Web

      Gracias, mi amigo! I'm going to have to mark that troll forum page so I can read your post when I need a laugh. When I read it I almost choked on my drink, but it was worth it. I'ma keep on Hubbin' ;-)

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      You know it GS.

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      Missi Darnell 7 years ago from Southern California

      "today is the last day of everyday" Love it! You tell it like it is... love that too.

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      customastrocharts 7 years ago

      Awesome! Voted you up!

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      customastrocharts 7 years ago

      Awesome! Voted you up!

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx MD, I was having a crisis of conscience that day and took a risk. It has ended up being a defining point in my writing here, glad for the appreciative words. +)

      Thanx to you also CAC. Hope to see some custom charts from you soon, my exwife was a very gifted astrologer especially at casting the charts, she was into asteroid prediction and all kinds of stuff beyond my comprehension. The hubpages could use some real astrology if you are up to the challenge.

      Love is the Will, Love is the Law

      Blake4d

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      blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

      Wow once again Blake well said. You are the man. Gosh how have you managed to write so many hubs? Are you writing all day long, gee I wish I had the time but sadly I don't :(

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Oh BP I have a long archive of writings that I am just now posting online, so don't think that I am coming up with all this today or immediately. Quality is what counts and yours are all quality.

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      William Thomas 6 years ago from That Great Primordial Smash UP of This and That Which Gave Rise To All Beings and All Things!

      Good Evening blake4d

      I voted this hub up! You have expressed so beautifully, here, something I had (past tense) been trying to say to certain hubbers since I first joine HubPages -- and immediately noticed how frantically concerned many of them were and are about technical issues like hub score, hub karma, traffic flow, "backlinking," and on and on and on and on.

      You see these people in the Q&A section. Every single one of the dozens of questions per week they ask, are about these things. If I may summarize your thesis, I would say the problem is that such hubbers have their priorities mixed up.

      They are taking the institution of HubPages way too seriously, and their craft not nearly seriously enough (in spite of their obsession about money). By the way, my favorite line was when you wrote "Truth is not truth until it destroys the meaning of itself."

      I'm still thinking about that one, but it was one cool line!!

      Okay. Keep on hubbin'

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Wink!

      Blake4d

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      dreamreachout 6 years ago

      Blake, I had missed this hub earlier but had a good laugh over the honoured last commentator!! When has Blake or his group of friends here on hub pages been worried about score, karma, etc. etc.!!

      You gave him a wink so I explained it on your behalf!!

      Wingedcentaur, you are noble with your observation and may everything behold the way you envisage!!

      Cheers!!

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Truly wise and so damn correct my stomach turns, to inspire another that see's they are not alone, is a gift to the reader, at minimum, what is deserving

      Don't hand feed them, as in film, and you have said they are much wiser than most of us creatively give them credit for!

      Great Hub, and agree needed to be said

      Thank You

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Blake4D. since the very first reading of your hubs I knew right away you were a man's man and say exactly what's on your mind and write it accordingly. I have a lot of respect for your ****ing talent and balls of brass you have on the hubs. I am always amused by your low Hub scores in the 70 something and yet the amount of content and excellent writes you publish here are amazing.

      Your Karma must be causing to much of a stir in the Hubs administration stratosphere to rank you there:0)) You should be in a consistent high 90's with the creative skills you pen and contribute here. But like many of us here score is not that important in the overall scheme of things. CONTENT IS GOLD...nothing more.

      I like many, write from my heart and my life experiences, my blemishes, my downfalls, my surviving an abusive upbringing, love, hate, sadness, romance and the list goes on. Sure I structure my hubs with some backlinking, keywords and amazon grabs, however I never came on the Hubs looking to make it rich on Google Adsense Clicks:0))

      I came here to learn and be amongst fellow writers who I could admire and learn from and SIR I have silently learned a thing or two from you. Bravo for writing this hub and expressing yourself so REAL. You have my VOTE UP and my admiration. Peace and keep on hubbing.

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      jiberish 6 years ago from florida

      Thumbs up on this one!

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx to each and everyone of you. Just when I think this hub is old news, suddenly a new group of readers catches wind of it, and it reaffirms what I originally tried to say. It was a moment of clarity I have to assume. But that it speaks to others over the course of time, that is what really makes you proud you wrote it. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Holly 6 years ago from Lone Star State

      Not much to say that you havent said perfectly. What a rat race this world is (whether it be here-or anywhere)---your clarity some how put some of the BS into perspective. I needed this read-Thanks.

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx HCP. As you can see, the majority is overwhelming. But when I first posted this, I was sure I would be kicked right off the Hubs. But instead I found my voice for the first time. It is months later and people are just discovering this hub, and the cry from the crowd is with me.

      It is a nice feeling, something precious when you have those moments as a writer to be sure.

      Keep on Hubbing.

      Blake4d

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      mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Well said, Blake! *hugs*

      KOH~~

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

      Sorry just popping back for a sec but myth mentioned you may have a book I could borrow?

      Just checking

      KOHB [you'll figure it out]

      xo

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      prey 6 years ago from places you should hope we never meet

      Ok that lyrics is odd, and looks like she is stalking Myth, its OK Iam here to save the day, as I came to vote you up and share you about again.

      Talent deserves this at minimum.

      I do enjoy this hub, and like to come here for a reality check. Thank you for the follow. Well got unpublished but hope to have fixed their issues. Thank you

      Kimberly and prey

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      mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      I just stopped by to support this article again... awesome, Blake - love your logo... may I have permission to use it when I review some of your articles elsewhere?

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      The Bovine Wizard 6 years ago

      Get up em! Adsense never made a hubber rich. How many people find this site via the aggressive HP marketing for 'writers'. Just to be swamped by penny pinching Search engine groupies! #*ck that. Do some writing ffs. Good

      one Blake, and thank Kimberly too, Kim you are a great promoter, of the fans of fans of fans :)

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx again as always to all of you ever keeping this hub on my top list of articles. Love you all, love under law. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

      PS Yes MB you may use anything you see fit, for any purposes or intent of any kind. Steal away my mythic friend.

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      artfux 6 years ago from Novato, CA

      This very powerful:

      "Magic is technology, magic is the word...Know thyself. And everything else will come. Truth is not truth until it destroys the meaning of itself."

      This was a good dose of reality... I joined, not being a professional writer, but a person who feels the need to express through art and writing. I want to be surrounded by those who write, novice and professional, to gauge my development. This hub has also reminded me, the need to understand technology, to tweak those pulls to my site. Thank you- very informative, and you are absolutely correct when if not now through internet, are we able to be the star of our on soap opera. How the story is written will be the key.. Voted up for awesome.

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      artfux 6 years ago from Novato, CA

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Useful, awesome -- thank you, blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      No thank you PD. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

      "Google, adbrite, yahoo, msn, amazon, are all just tools, treat them like it."

      Good reminder. I suppose you could think of them sort of like vitamins. Supplemental, only. If you don't have a consistent outflow of good, healthy material, they will not sustain you on their own. I'm sort of a sucker for the cheesy analogy :)

      "Because art is not art unless it threatens your very existence."

      Mmmm. Well said. Art should be a picture of struggle. I feel like the minute you use art to convey something you think you've got figured out, you've lost it. Art is in the question and the conflict.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Wow EM. I almost want to cry, you got it. You got it on a level that is so there, and real. Thank you, that is the biggest compliment. Also thank you for taking the time. May your hubs be many. Keep on Hubbing.

      Blake4d

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      PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

      blake4d, voted up and awesome!!! I need these words like roses need the sunshine to grow. You are a keeper.

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      Kimberly's tribute sent me flying to read your work and this title was well-directed. My claim to fame at Hub Pages is that I have not earned a nickle here in three years. I write to be read by others. I agree with your message, your encouragement and inspiration. I will begin to read more of your work. I appreciate the mind behind the mask.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx PMP, love the covert lyrical reference. Your readership is very appreciated.

      Thanx also Sligobay. You are too kind. Keep saving those nickels.

      And of course...

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

      "Write something worth the time of being read. Write things that people need, want, or that heal the heart and inspire. Write things that challenge the reader, give the reader credit, they are smarter than most of us." Love it!

      I immediately click off anything that smells too heavily of written for clicks only. I think it's a gross insult to readers. Love your style, blake4d.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx so much, you are very kind. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Having never hubbed personally and just contemplating on whether I should share my divine truth with the rest of humanity, I came across this fellow pagan and deemed that his words were worthy of my time.

      Blake4d your blunt honesty refreshes my faith in humanity . . . well not really, but perhaps becoming a hubster wouldn't be so bad after all!

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      I agree completely SB. LMAO

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Daisy Fabelo 5 years ago from miami beach

      Love ur hub u speak the truth... Keep on telling it like it is, not many truthful writers, and in the end we deserve better pay. LOL they r using us...

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      PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

      Read again. Good stuff!

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      Old Empresario 5 years ago

      Well said; and a great title too

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      Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

      Amen, Blake4d.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Again and again I am humbled and awed, by the responses that so many have left on this hub. I guess it may be one of my best, my evergreen manifesto. LOL

      PMP thank you for returning to read again.

      OE always appreciate those who praise my title choices, it is something I usually put a lot of thought into.

      Bp thanx for recognizing the gospel, so to speak.

      Love and Rockets to everybody on HubPages. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Daisy, your comment is so heartfelt and sweet, I take a bow for you. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Had to come back this morning to this hub. And thank the most important part of this networking machine, THE FANS. All of you are beautiful and your comments make me smile everytime I come back to this hub. I guess this was one of my Evergreen moments. Love to all of you for 2012. And of course...

      Keep on Hubbing.

      Blake4d

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      KellyMcB 5 years ago from USA

      Very well put.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx KMB. Your comment is very appreciated. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Forward and to the point. No sugarcoating from you! Thumbs UP!

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Excellent philosophy and battle cry. I won't call it a Hub because it was so much more. I am new here (3 months) and I am times I get discouraged by the many people who use HP primarily to produce income. But then I will read a great piece and realize there are people here to read and to write and to get better at both and my hope is restored. Your essay is a clarion call to put profit to one side and become our better, higher, truer selves. Thank you.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx to you Sunshine.

      And to you Phd.

      Your comments mean so much more than you know. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Joy56 5 years ago

      Hey i only read the comments, not read hub yet and i am bowled over..... now to read the hub......

      now i read it cheers....

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Best comment ever. I won over someone who never even read this hub. Now that is art at its purest. Maybe I should take up knitting Joy56. LOL

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Joy56 5 years ago

      i think everyone should take up knitting, i teach in schools and the kids are loving it, it is so relaxing. I have a knitting company called "Hats Off," you could be my first customer....

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Great hub Blake. I agree that everyone should write something that will inspire or touch another.

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx CarolineMD21 - this hub is destined to be my crowning piece in the long haul. It inspires me that so many people still are discovering it and relate to its message. Keep on Hubbin. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx again Joy56. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      blondepoet 5 years ago from australia

      You sock it to them Blakey did u get my email? x

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx BP. I don't think I did...where did you send it? Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      This comment has been found in violation of H.R. 3261, S.O.P.A and has been removed. ??? ???????? ?????? ?????????? ?? ???? ?? ???? ?????????? ?? .??? ???

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Keep on Hubbing everybody. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx to everyone at Hubpages for making this a hub that continues on. Keep on Hubbing. Lots of love this year of 2012. Blake4d

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      angie ashbourne 5 years ago

      Hi! Awesome Hub. Angie

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      This hub never stops growing, glad you enjoyed AA. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Claire 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      I have aspergers syndrome and dyslexia but so many ideas. I enjoy writing but it can be a struggle. I write here about things I have knowledge of and that I hope may interest or help people. If I make some money from my hubs then that's ok but I don't expect too. I have liked to write since I was a child but my language/writing issues always made me feel I was never good enough or I was embarrassed that people would laugh at my ideas. I have been writing craft magazine projects for a few years now which has helped give me more confidence. Being here on hub pages and having people read and enjoy or find my writing useful is inspiring and keeps me going with writing.

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      angie ashbourne 4 years ago

      Hi! blake4d This is for Elderberry Arts: Thank you for your comment - I have Dyslexia too, I try and try to write, I get frustrated and I sometimes feel stupid. It is what you say - being here on the hubpages, I enjoy reading the stories and writing stories is a good challenge for me, plus I have made many good hub friends. Take care Angie P.S. my daughter has aspergers syndrome.

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      I thank you both EA and AA for bringing up your very personal and important conditions, let alone relating them to this hub. It has inspired so many different perspectives in the writers here, that I am profoundly humbled and honored that I had the ability to write it. You both have overcome things that will only make you stronger and more capable writers in the long run, of that I am sure. That goes for your daughter as well AA. Blessings to both of you, your loved ones, and may the muses always be guiding at the doors to your pens, and hearts. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Claire 4 years ago from Surrey, Uk

      Your very welcome :)

      Angie, my son has AS too. It is definitely a challenge and I don't think I will ever write or anything major but I enjoy what I am doing on hub pages and am so glad a friend told me about it. Keep on writing :)

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      I think that Hub Pages should be a forum for all kinds of interests, outlets and to promote thinking, literacy and be fun whatever you prime motivations. Glad to have you on the Hubs EA. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Bibi 4 years ago from Phoenix Arizona

      Rocking, rolling and real.

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      The 3 R's...thanx BB. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Howdy blake4d - I really don't like to rain on your parade here, but, my gracious sakes - if Hubbers wanted to get rich from their writing, they'd be doing it somewhere other than on HubPages. You wrote your article with skill, but you said things in it that all of us really already know. Reading the thing made it feel as though I were reading the "10 commandments" all over again.

      Outside of that, I enjoyed your hub - and it looks as though most of the community enjoyed it, too. As I read through the comments, I got the idea that your thoughts were "news" to most of them. ...made me wonder...

      Gus :-)))

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Aww shucks Gus, it was over 2 years ago when I posted this little rant, but it seems to have been my evergreen momment of truth. Yeah I know what you driving at , but maybe only us Rednecks get it. I am a Kentucky born boy and you are Texan, I think maybe most of the writers are from outside our border states. Lol. Thanx for reading and commenting and putting your neck out there...so to speak. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi blake4d, and what a great hub this is---short but to the point!

      Yes, we all try in some form or another. I know mostly about classical music, so I try and stick to that. It's important to put out quality material as your chances of making money will greatly increase.

      Take care

      John

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx JS. I am ever humbled by how this hub continues to touch more and more writers over time. Blessings to you and your work. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      Back for a visit and hit lots of buttons. I'm learning new skills of SEO and writing a lot of Copy these days. Four years and no nickels yet.

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx SB. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx to everyone that continues to comment on this hub. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Ellandriel 4 years ago from Portugal

      Did a break from HP and came back to see all my different and unique hubs tagged as mature content. I don't talk about sex, my hubs warned people about danger and how to do things the safe way... I am a bit :(

      now i write about ordinary same stuff a thousand people already wrote I guess....

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      Lady Enchantee 4 years ago from My Enchanted Garden

      Brightest blessings to you, blake4d, & thank you for this witty, encouraging, & thought-provoking hub!

      You certainly have made your chops in many writing venues. I have been blessed with wide experience, as well, & I have lived the truth of the thesis that you present here: if we aim for excellence with integrity, seeking to make our efforts an offering, & offering our very best inspiration & information, we will "hit the mark", educating & entertaining our sisters & brothers on Mother Earth.

      The ability to communicate is a gift that can always be improved. To be able to communicate so easily with so many in global venues, including this one, is a privilege. We would do well to keep this in mind, letting only our very best flow through the keyboard & into the electronic format.

      Your heartfelt hub touched my heart & inspired me. I have taken the liberty of voting this hub "Up" & for every quality listed.

      Thank you for sharing. Your work always delights, brother, but this piece shines with special brilliance.

      Warm regards...Lady Enchantee

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx Ellandriel, don't be sad. Things always seem and do change, but the song remains the same. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      "Your work always delights, brother, but this piece shines with special brilliance."

      No higher praises can be had as a writer than what you said in that single phrase. Blessings to you and yours, and all those that come in your wake. Keep on Hubbing LE. Blake4d

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      NathaNater 4 years ago

      You certainly nailed it here, Blake. Being true and writing what has meaning is what is important, and such things are important in all of life; not the assembly line magic tricks, but the real deal. Good piece, keep it up.

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx NN. Keep on keeping it real, and Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Keep on writing with your hearts, spirits, minds, and bodies toward the sun - at least until the night comes. Keep on Hubbing through 2013 everybody. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Thanx to all the responses on this hub over the last 4 years, Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 3 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Blake Ford Hall 2 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Keep on Hubbing everybody. Blake4d

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