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Four Years Writing - A Hub Pages Birthday

Updated on March 11, 2015

My Years at Hub Pages

I started here totally on a whim. I wanted to write and I didn't want it to cost me any money so, lo and behold I found Hub Pages. Of course I was a little nervous hanging my name out there on a site I never heard of so I choose the name Tillsontitan.

There were so many writing sites, but I started to write here and little by little I started getting comments on my writing. Little by little I started meeting people. It was surprising. Total strangers were reading my work and liking it. I knew I had made the right choice joining Hub Pages and I knew I had found a home, and I never looked back.

I'm writing this hub because I just read the hub of our marvelous Sunshine celebrating her wonderful four years on HP. Congrats Linda!

Hub Pages FAQs

  • Hub Pages started in 2006
  • There are said to be people who make $1,000 a month (though I don't think I know any)
  • Use Amazon ads that relate directly to aspects of your hub
  • In a November 2013 Quantcast monthly report, the website received around 16.1 million unique U.S. visits and over 30.9 million unique global visits (
  • Hub Pages tells us to publish hubs regularly to keep readership up
  • A quizz or poll in your hub is good for readership and traffic

You can write how to hubs.
You can write how to hubs.

People I've Met

The followers of my first couple of hubs have left Hub Pages. So sorry to see them leave, however, there are so many others I have met and stayed friends with over this wonderful four year ride. Among the first were moonlake, mary615, and rebeccamealey. Then I wrote a hub about writing and along came Au fait!

I was starting to get the feeling for this and finding the nicest people. My next hub about my pond and fish was truly a hook for reeling in friends. This is where I met PegCole17, rajan jolly, and alocsin. Next came my Catholic School hub and this one was really another winner, fpherj48, Vellur, Peggy W, and Frank Atanacio. Does it seem like I'm throwing names around? I am. These folks have been the greatest and we're still reading each other's hubs four years later.

The Fifties was a great time and my hub about the Fifties brought me DDE, and Rolly A Chabot. Are you seeing a pattern here? The more hubs I wrote the more comments I got and the more people I met. Several hubs later brought me Sunshine625. Still in my first year, I actually stopped in March as the list was getting rather long to include here. To all my wonderful friends I didn't list please know you are a part of my life and Hub Pages that keeps me here and happy.

Anyone reading this who doesn't belong to Hub Pages should begin to see a pattern I keep talking about. As I wrote hubs I made friends. Please note that leaving comments on hubs you read is a bonus not only to the hub's writer, but to you. You'll make a lot of more friends by leaving comments.

Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts, ideas, opinions.

— Paulo Coelho
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You can read about interior decorating.You can write about places you'v been.There are lots of animal hubs.How to hubs are everywhere on Hub Pages.You can let your mind take you anywhere on Hub Pages.
You can read about interior decorating.
You can read about interior decorating.
You can write about places you'v been.
You can write about places you'v been.
There are lots of animal hubs.
There are lots of animal hubs.
How to hubs are everywhere on Hub Pages.
How to hubs are everywhere on Hub Pages.
You can let your mind take you anywhere on Hub Pages.
You can let your mind take you anywhere on Hub Pages.


Not only did I make wonderful friends but I learned so much about my craft! Bill Holland, known as billybuc is a constant teacher. He provides us with such insight into writing and just about every aspect of it. Shauna, known as Bravewarrior also gives us writing hints together with insights into a number of other subjects. Did I mention her great short stories? I can't possibly mention all the wonderful people here who have taught me so much but I cannot leave out two more who make up the most important people to me on HP. They are generous and loving and reach out to help even when you don't ask for it, Maria, known here as marcoujor and Mike, known here as mckbirdbks. If you check out these four people you'll see what I mean, but there are so many more here and all teach us in their own way.

I have learned about world travel from Bill, known here as bdegiulio, all kinds of things about England, not to mention hauntings and the like from Nell Rose who just happens to come from England. The list is really endless.

Being on Hub Pages has been the greatest experience of my life. I have met all these wonderful people, I am writing, and I am learning right in the comfort of my own home. What more could I (or you) ask for?

You fail only if you stop writing.

— Ray Bradbury
You can write about flowers and gardening.
You can write about flowers and gardening.

Hub Pages

Is this a happy rant? I guess you could say so. I would just like the world to know what awaits them in this special place called Hub Pages. There is a staff here running things and though we don't always understand their methods of rating writers or hubs, they are always there and very helpful. Answering questions is their forte. People like Christy Kirwan from San Francisco. Of course there are more but Christy and I follow each other's writing and took an apprentice course together right here on HP.

There are numerous postings on Hub Pages, by staff, to help understand Hub Pages. Postings about what is considered a good hub, one that HP would feature or call an Editor's Choice. Even if a hub isn't chosen for one of those honors, it is still published and read. If you're really interested in making money HP Help is the place to go with lots of information about SEOs (Search Engine Optimization) as well as how to set up a Hub Pages account, an Amazon account, and more.

If you scour Hub Pages you will find lots of hubs just like this one. You see, each time we celebrate a Hub Birthday we want to tell everyone how happy we are to be here for another year. A lot of sites come and go but Hub Pages is certainly here to stay.

Want to know what to write in a sympathy card? There's a hub for that. Want to learn about attractions in Hanoi? There's a hub for that. How about Buffalo Bill or gossiping? Yup, there are hubs for that and hubs about "how to" from cooking to crafting. I'm telling you its like its own Wikipedia!

Hub Pages is a revenue sharing site with so many benefits. You may not wind up a millionaire from writing on Hub Pages, well not financially anyway, but you will in the knowledge and friendships you find here.

If you want to be a writer, remember what Ray Bradbury said, "You fail only if you stop writing" and Hub Pages is the best place to be to write. Here at Hub Pages you can write, get feedback on your writing, make friends, and read to your heart's content. I have been privileged and honored to be a member of Hub Pages for four years!

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    • tillsontitan profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thanks Glimmer, friends like you help make this journey fun and rewarding.

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations (albeit a little late) on your anniversary! I love that you started on a whim. I did too. I'm glad that you are still here writing!

    • tillsontitan profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      I know Bill, if HP didn't remind us of our anniversaries we'd never know! I have been privileged to know you and know we'll be reading each other's hubs for a long time!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Mary. Four years? Congratulations. The time flies when you're having fun. Like you I stumbled upon HubPages, a little over three years ago for me, and it has proven to be a great experience. I've certainly learned a lot and the people I have met here, including you, are just the best. Congratulations, I look forward to reading your hubs for years to come.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      I wondered if you'd notice Brett. The last scavenger hunt I was on I slipped on black ice and landed on my head. There are mixed opinions about the seriousness of that fall ;)

      It is always good to see you. Hope all is well.

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      Brett C 

      4 years ago from Asia

      It was good to see this, as when I visited your profile I noticed how MANY hubs you have now. So, I started looking for reviews of your experience to see how things are going. Looks like the answer is ... very well!

      Although I'm less active now, I still enjoy reading and try to reply to comments. You made me laugh with your comment " taking someone's mailbox or whatever!" ... what kind of scavenger hunts have you been playing!?!? Lol

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      I love how you put our "meeting at my pond". Its my favorite place to sit and relax, we could certainly enjoy some good conversation there. Hope we're friends for many more years to come! Mother Goose was one of my new favorite characters for Halloween...I think I've grown into her ;)

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      Peg Cole 

      4 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Happy anniversary, Mary. Wow, how time flies. It's so true what you've said about making friends here and feeling as if they are part of your extended family. What a great place and an even better community of caring people. Thanks for the honorable mention. We have so many mutual friends here. I didn't know that we met at your pond. That was a really good hub. I love your new avatar, too.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Cornelia. Before you know it you'll be celebrating one, then two and more years here.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 

      4 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Congratulations on being four years here. I haven't completed yet four months, but hope to achieve something in the future :)

    • tillsontitan profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      I am only too glad to be supportive. You are a wonderful and interesting writer. I'm glad you feel at home here. Thank you.

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      Mary Norton 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not been here a year but you're one person who has been very supportive and friendly. You were one of those who made me feel at home here. Keep spreading your goodness.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Thank you dghbrh, its been fun. Thanks for sharing too.

      Patricia I'm glad you found me too, because that meant I found you. I love reading your hubs and know you will be here for many years! Thanks for the votes and share. Hugs and blessings.

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      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Happy Birthday ...awesome.....

      I am so glad that I found your pages, Mary.

      You are definitely a gift to HubPages. When I come to read I always am so glad that I did...and that for me is a good thing!!!

      Wishing you many more years of success here in this wondrous community.

      Voted up++++ Shared

      Angels are bringing you many blessings .

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      4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      hello Mary...Congrats for completing four enriching years here in hubpages...!!!

      Shared and votes up interesting.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Mary you and I are kindred spirits and will continue here at HP as long as they let us ;)

      I have enjoyed meeting you Rebecca and I am happy for our friendship.

      Thank you Linda. I couldn't possibly celebrate without all my wonderful friends, they are what have made this journey worthwhile.

      Tim, someday we will be famous authors and remember these days with affection.

      Mary it has been my pleasure. Sending hugs your way.

      Manatita we have gotten to know each other here and it has been my honor. Your hubs sing of your inner beauty.

      Thanks Deb.

      Audrey I couldn't pass by the opportunity to show how proud I am of HP and everyone I know here.

      Yes, Thelma it does, especially when you're having fun. Thank you.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      4 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Happy Anniversary! Congratulations to the achieve milestones. Times flies so fast, isn´t it? Keep it up!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Congrats!! And thank you for writing this! I think too often we let milestones pass without recognition!

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Wow, Mary, congrats on four years!

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      4 years ago from london

      Well-balanced, beautifully written article, showing the skills that you have developed and mastered so well. I wish you a pleasant and happy four plus years on Hub Pages, Mary.

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      4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Happy anniversary Till..many thanks for your refreshing and always interesting hubs..Cheers from Australia..

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      Tim Mitchell 

      4 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Hooray! Congratulations :-) What a pleasure to read of an adventure of adventures and more adventures. I can attest your encouragement is both discovered and experienced through your writing and too your interactions. Nice! (A word comment in my jargon meaning speechless) I look forward to you adding to your portfolio while contributing as a leader and as a friend. Thank You! Ahead is a new horizon leading toward a destination for tomorrow . . . and opportunity


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Bravo, Tills, Bravo not only on your 4 year HP Anniversary, but on an exceptionally inspiring hub tribute to your fine writing, your fellow writers and to HP! I continue to applaud as I sign off saying, Happy 4 Year Anniversary!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Happy Hubbing Birthday! You have a year up on me. I have enjoyed being your follower! Keep up the good work!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      4 years ago from Florida

      Happy Anniversary, friend! I have only been here for three years, and you were one of my first friends and followers. I enjoy HP, and will never leave! I ventured out one time to write on a site that quit paying, but we can always count on HP to pay us without begging for the money!

      Thanks for all your love and support to me and my writing, and for the mention here in your great Hub!

      Hope we'll be around for another four years!

      Voted this UP, and shared.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Marlene, we will both be here for many years, "God willing and the creek don't rise" ;) Many more years of happiness will happen with friends like you.

      Maria, words fail me. You are the nicest, most loving AND lovable person I've ever met. How happy I am to have you for a friend. Love and hugs right back at you.

      Audrey, look who's talking! I've learned so much from your hubs. How wonderful to be friends. Hugs to you.

      Peggy, I know, can you imagine having friends in India...even Texas is like a foreign country to us New Yorkers :) Let's keep reading each other's hubs for a long time.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It is wonderful to have people like you writing on this site. Congratulations on your HP anny and here is to many more! It is fun getting to know people from around the world and getting to read so many hubs of various things and yours are always enjoyed. Keep writing them and I will keep reading! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A big congratulations to you Mary! Happy are a beacon of light here on hubpages. Thank you for your hubs (I always learn from them) and thank you for your support.

      You're my hero!

      Big hugs,


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      Maria Jordan 

      4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Mary,

      Congratulations on 4-years... You are one of the finest writers in our community.

      For me, having you as a dear friend is an added bonus...and btw, you're easy to love...!

      Love and hugs, Maria

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      4 years ago from USA

      Well, Happy Anniversary Mary! It is good to see that you are still happy like so many of us. You give me hope that I will be here for a long time, too. Thank you for those stats about HubPages. It was interesting to see that HubPages has been here since 2006. Wishing you many more years of happiness and success with HubPages.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Together we go forward Jamie!

      Good catch phrase Phyllis. We'll both do lots more great hubs.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love what John Albu said: "Hubby birthday." Such a great new phrase to remember.

      Hope you are enjoying the start of another successful year of giving us great hubs, Mary.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      Happy Anniversary Mary! Can't wait till the next four! Jamie

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Well Ann there appears to be a lot of like minds here, that's why we all get on so well. Here's to many more years of entertaining writing and friendship for the both of us.

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      Ann Carr 

      4 years ago from SW England

      Congrats on your four years. I joined hubpages for exactly the same reason as you and I'm so glad I did. Lots of friends, lots of support and lots of advice and skills - who could want for more?

      Thanks for keeping us entertained and here's to four more years.... and more!


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      John Albu 

      4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102

      Yeah, the ruler of Wallachia!

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      D.A.L. thank you. I hope we are reading each other's hubs for years to come!

      John it is such an honor and privilege to know great writers like you. I am just so thrilled, I wasn't sure how to put it into words. I hope we're here for a long time to come.

      Phyllis you are an amazing writer and I am proud to be your friend. There's many more hubs out there for you and me.

      I'll take either one Deborah. (It's probably Hubbiversary.)

      Yes Frank, four years, imagine! The "novel" is in my head constantly. If it doesn't get written I will be a little old lady talking about a character named Lizbeth and they will put me away. Keep 'em coming Frank, I love your writing.

      Aufait I think it would take a major catastrophe for me to stop writing here. I am an addictive personality after all. You write the most informative, intelligent hubs my dear, if I'm royalty you are certainly a fellow court member!

      Listen Paula, if normal was a requirement we'd all be in trouble. What is normal anyway? So you like your fries dear friend, is that when you remember where Mickey D's is ;) Love ya.

      Faith you said it so well. That's how I felt too. I kept waiting for them to tell me now that I was a member I had to pay a fee or something. Thank you for all the wonderful shares and your wonderful, loving hubs. Let's keeping sharing the joy here for a long, long time.

      Venkatachari, you are a perfect example of the wonders of HP. How would I ever get to read the great hubs you write in India? I am honored to be one of your followers.

      John, looks like I'll be looking you up. Dracula you say? Ah, the old Dracula who had to sleep during the day and stay away from garlic. Thank you John.

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      John Albu 

      4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102

      Hubby birthday, Mary! Your article about Dracula is probably the most underrated hub on the website!

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      Venkatachari M 

      4 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Congratulations, Mary. We are proud of you writing here since four years and sharing knowledge with us. HubPages is really wonderful with so many nice people here. We are privileged to feel like a family here and share whatever we want with so many nice people. And we get all their love and support. This is really a great platform for us.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Happy Fourth Birthday here on HubPages, Mary! Isn't this such a wonderful community. I know exactly how you feel, for when I joined, I was so surprised that even one person read what I had written and like it! LOL It is so amazing how truly special friendships develop here through our writing.

      I am amazed that HP allows me to take up so much space with my hubs and my sometimes long commenting, without sending me a bill LOL. I think it is great that we can write here for free and belong to such a beautiful community.

      This is such a lovely anniversary hub. That cake looks yummy!

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

      God bless you always

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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Scuse me GF.....That's "A few fries short of a Happy Meal," if you don't mind. Thanks.

      (I put this damned comment in the wrong hub at first & had to delete it....Things like that tend to confuse normal people.) I see very few of that kind of person in this neck of the woods! Normal, that is.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      What a lovely tribute to all of us! It's hard to believe I will soon have been here for 4 years too.

      Mary, since without any doubt you are one of the very best writers here on HubPages, it is indeed an honor to have my name included here, and I thank you for your kindness. I always enjoy your articles and I learn things from them which makes them even better. I hope you will never quit writing on HP because you are one of the royalty here, and you would be sorely missed by all of us.

      Voted up, interesting and beautiful.

      Best wishes for many more years here at HP,


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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      has it really been four years wow... Congrats.. and thank you for many years of good writing.. and may your next four be fruitful.. your novel Til.. your novel

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      Deborah Neyens 

      4 years ago from Iowa

      Happy Hubbirthday! (Or maybe Hubbiversary?). : )

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Congratulations, Mary. It is great you are here. I love reading your hubs and enjoy your friendship. Here's to many more years of writing on HP.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Congratulations on your 4 Year Anniversary Mary. You have written a great hub to mark the occasion and mentioned some wonderful people who you have made friends with along the way. Hub Pages is a great community and I can't personally think of any better place to write. I hope your next four years here are even better.

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      4 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Hi Mary congratulations on your' birthday hub' and it is oh so true about Hubpages and its contributors. Here is to the next four years. I wish you a lot of success and best wishes.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      My dearest the short four years we've known each other we've shared tears, and we've shared laughter. Your sense of humor always brings a smile and lightens the heart....the fact that you may be one card short of a deck only makes you that much more interesting, and like me!

      Your writing is certainly a joy to read, sometimes funny, sometimes serious to make a point but I always look to see if you have something new. Many more years for us together GF, birds of a feather MUST flock together.

      Ruby I am so glad we are friends here. You are so right about others reading our work! I just finished reading about your red dress and know it will be with me for awhile.

      Thank you Mike, for the compliments, for your help and support and for your wonderful writing that brings such warmth and entertainment to all of us. I am so glad we are friends.

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      4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Mary. You certainly have drawn some talented people to you through your writing. Four years, wow, that is great. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Oh, and thanks for the shout out. Congratulations.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Mary, I just recently found you on Hup Pages and I enjoy reading your stories very much. I know the feeling of writing when you are unsure if anyone will read your work, and when they do, you are a happy camper. Thank's for sharing...

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      4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Four years, Til.....Amazing. I'm coming up right behind you, GF & I can hardly believe it's been this long. My Upstate buddy, prolific writer, fabulous photographer, avid gardener......Lady of many talents!

      Your success here is plain to see and you just keep getting better.

      It's a wonderful place to be, not only because we get to do what we LOVE to do.....but we meet Human Beings we can't help but LOVE!!

      Congratulations on 4 years Til.....and here's to all the years to come!!

      Peace to you & yours............UP++++

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Sha I am constantly amazed at the wonderful people, like you, on HP. Two of my best friends moved out of state and I sometimes wonder if I'm living in a fantasy world at HP, but I know I'm not because of the real, good friends I have. To sum up my totally off the subject comment, thank you for being my friend.

      Thank you Jan. it is easy to support a good writer and great person. I appreciate your support as well. Let's keep this thing going.

      Bill, it is I who should, and is saying thank you for being my friend. You have taught me so much and been so supportive. You are one of the "pillars of the community". Damn I love it here!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Happy Four Years, Mary! It is people like you who keep me here, and I agree with everything you said here. Thank you for being such a giving member of this community, and thank you for being my friend.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Happy 4th Anniversary, tillsontitan. You've been one of my favorites, always supportive, since I joined 2 years ago. I especially loved that avatar. It was HP's best. Continue to have fun, congrats on this milestone. Voted up.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Happy Anniversary, Mary! This is one of the best HP birthday hubs I've read. I know and love just about everyone you've mentioned here. And thanx for mentioning me, too! We've made so many wonderful friends. How awesome is that?

      I'm in awe that you know which hubs brought in your earlier followers and who they were. I don't think I could do that even if I were challenged to do so.

      Again, congrats, Mary. I'm so glad we've become friends.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      You are so right DD, it doesn't seem like for years ago I met a girl from Croatia. My best to you too dear friend.

      Well DJ, I am far from the best, but if I can ever be of service, answer questions, whatever, feel free to email me. Sending a nice chunk of cake your way.

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      DJ Anderson 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on your four year mark!

      My, how the time flies when we are having fun.

      I rarely publish, but I enjoy reading and commenting.

      Your tutorial was good, but I think I need a personal tutor to

      get a decent publish.

      Again, congratulations, and please send me a piece of cake.


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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Years go by so fast and already four years for you! Writing on HP is such a pleasure for me. All my best to you.

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      Mary Craig 

      4 years ago from New York

      Bob, you were one of my first year "friends" here on HP though after the month of March ;). I always enjoyed reading your hubs and often got a chuckle out of your writing. You have so many interesting hubs as well as interesting hubs with a twist. Its easy to see you were a journalist, your writing has that quality. You know about quality so I know that's not the issue, you are just a free spirit.

      I didn't see you here for a while so I am glad to see you back. Four more for both of us Bob!

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      4 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Hi Tilly...Mary, of course.

      I have read many of your articles with pleasure. I have been on here for all of six years now; where does it go!?

      I had been a published newspaper hack for many years, so writing was not new to me, but it is not easy for writers of any ilk to find a venue interested in publishing and cherishing their work. Money will be the motivation of the very few on here I am sure...I made more in a couple of months as a journo than I have made on HP in 6 years! This is because I am on here to write what I want to write; mainly about creatures that interest me, and I couldn't care less about the penny clicks, (sorry editors). I am a little alarmed at the way the editorial staff has been coming down on some (me!) writers over content. I realise however keeping some sort of standard that pleases everyone is not always possible and, overall, they do a good job.

      We'll look forward to another 4 years Tilly!!

      Bob (Diogenes) x


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