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Hubs and Hubbers to Celebrate: My first 101 Followers

Updated on November 14, 2012

My inner kid is jumping for joy

My inner kid is jumping for joy: I have over 100 followers on HubPages. So I spent this weekend getting to know them, and I want to share the joy with you. In The Lord of the Rings, we learn that Hobbits give gifts to others on their own birthday. I don't know a better way to celebrate than to give to others. In that spirit, I’ve put together this hub to share my favorite hubs and hubbers with you all. I’ve organized them in a way that feels right together – bringing people with similar gifts close to each other. These Hubbers are my gift to you!

My Followers

You all inspire me!
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Spiritual writers

In her bio, Anika Vaghela says that she lives and breathes love, and, seeing her photo and reading her hubs, it is easy to believe. She also expresses a religious openness that is a model for Hubbers, as you will see in her favourite Buddhist quotes.

Rajneesh Chaturvedi writes practical articles on living and introduces the basics of ancient Hindu philosophy.

Snowdrops is a fresh writer whose opinions keep us thinking.

Practical Living

I really didn't know whether to put Team Leader here, or above, in Spiritual Writers. She sees the world as I do - spiritual work and practical leadership are all rolled into one. I recommend her entire series on The Inspirational Team Leader.

I think BrsMom68 may be the most practical person I've ever met. I love what she writes about cottage industry and freelance writing.

Vimesh Ummer teaches us how to make a fun children's toy, either from a coconut leaf, or from paper.

J. S. Matthew offers a lot of practical guidance, like this hub on turning problems to opportunities, important political perspective, great practical writing and online business tips, and delicious recipes. Who could ask for more?

I admire survivors who live and share good things with other people. If you do, too, then check out Peeples bio and hubs.

A happy couple in Portugal hub together under the name Algarveview. They offer a bunch of practical topics, and some poetry as well. They also ask great questions (that's how I met them), summarize their hubs here, and share a sunny view of life.

I really like KRSharp's energy and perspective on life, and I think her hubs on parenting are just great.

Fiction, literature, and poetry

KrisL writes beautiful haiku, and teaches us the way to write them ourselves.

Sen.sush23 took my heart with this poem that, for me, reflects the pain of the poet and our yearning to be heard.

I love this little folk tale at the end of the Hub Filipino Folk Tales by GreatStuff.

Nellieanna compiles many beautiful blends of poetry and pictures like this one, A Gift of Air.

Culture, art, movies, and more

Spartacus Jones comes out from behind his mask to share a history of the songs of the protest movement - a must-read for anyone who wants to connect with the undying link between music and justice.

Maralexa, an author with a lot to offer, may be from the West coast of Canada, but she takes us to China in her beautiful introduction to brush painting.

If you're thinking of taking a cruise - or any other vacation - you couldn't do better than be guided by AtlasSue, with her practical tips and uplifting photo essays about exotic destinations and events.

Robwrite offers excellent, insightful reviews with excellent background knowledge and interesting views on life, as well.

There's a lot to like about Sandra Busby, who, like me, is a big proponent of Carl Jung and his work with archetypes. But here, I'll celebrate one of her beautiful photo galleries.

CherryCrime26 is into everything from aura cleansing to the meaning of dreams about food to sexy gangster movie scenes. Her writing style is engaging, lighthearted, and direct. I look forward to seeing what she will do next!

JoanVeronica is a very clear, methodical thinker who loves tango music. You've got to admire a right-left crossover brain like that. And she shares a fascinating and important story of transforming an impoverished society in Chile, as well.

Humor

You gotta admire a grandma who paints a picture of a shark and uses it as her avatar! Rutley is absolutely hilarious. I'll leave it to you to choose your favorite hub.

I'm not generally a fan of humor that makes fun of people, but SweetZara does it so sweetly that I can't complain, and I can't stop laughing, either. And her hub on The Seven Habits of Highly Defective People is not only hilarious, it also teaches The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by reverse psychology! (Read the rest, too: All of her humor is great!)

Speaking of humor that can teach, how about MazioCreate teaching Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs through cycling? And you're no ecology enthusiast until you've checked out Worm Whispering!

Inspiration

Denise Handlon, HubPages's own 2011 "Most Supportive Hubber," is, herself, an inspiration to all of us, and she shares great insight in Soul Work: Joy.

G. M. Clendon's voice as a motivational speaker comes out clearly in his writing, and his thoughts evoke the best of traditional Christianity.

rebekahELLE's inspiration cheers the soul. If you can't spend some good time outdoors, at least read some great quotes about nature. In fact, thanks for the reminder, Rebekah; I've just viewed my 20th Hub follower, and I'm headed out for a walk!

Raging Bull, a cute brunette from down under is a paradox you can't believe until you meet her - at least on HubPages. She's not an inspirational writer, she's living inspiration! You've got to admire someone who is head over heels enthusiastic about both skydiving and meditating with Tibetan singing bowls.

Internet Success

Peter Savage has a great marketing method for Internet writers and marketing called Link Wheels.

CapstoneTrends offers several extremely realistic and practical articles about making money writing on the Internet, like this one on setting realistic income goals.

Delicious recipes, and a bit of nutrition

TeacherLoves2Cook offers delicious, attractive recipes like this one for stuffed peppers with roasted potatoes.

Balas Ovidiu shares everything you ever wanted to know about one of my favorite foods: honey.

MMargie shares simple, delicious recipes, like this one for low-calorie cinnamon roles.

Melovy has a great series of Kids Cook Monday recipes where you can teach your kids to bake and cook. Most of the items are sweet, like this unusual riff on pancakes, but some are savory, as well.

Liz Lillith offers a lot of tips on the use of herbs and shares how to make a complete 5-course English breakfast that is vegetarian or vegan.

Saving Kathy has a bunch of practical food tips and easy, tasty recipes, and a beautiful essay on Prince Edward Island.

Life is Delicious

In closing, I just want to thank all my followers and encourage everyone out there to let their wonderful writing make your life as delicious as mine is coming to be!

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You are welcome SidKemp, you deserved it and am glad to be following you, too.

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      Sid Kemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, thanks, and thanks, Liesl. And success to you on HubPages!

      What makes me most happy is not my own success, but the knowledge that I am inspiring and helping others people.

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I beg your pardon Sid, it should be congratulations on your 100 hubscore, 116 hubs and 503 followers. Well done.

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      Sid Kemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you so much, Leisl. Actually, I'm celebrating 500 followers now. I'm following you, too! And what you wrote would make a great Fan Mail, if you want to drop me a note there.

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      Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! Sid Kemp, congratulations on your 100 followers, I hope you know I am one of your new followers too. You inspire me that's why I want to follow you.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, IRC. I look forward to writing several more of these as soon as I'm out of the Apprenticeship Program and am free to write hubber-related hubs again. It's a great way of appreciating and helping to build this wonderful community.

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      You had me from "The Hobbit", as the Tolkein Trilogy is one of my favorites. If that wasn't enough, you have built a bridge between hubbers who might never have encountered each other without your generosity. Our satisfaction writing here on HP comes largely from the relationships that develeop and the support we receive from each other. I salute your accomplishment and the generous way you have paid it forward.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      I'm glad to be able to share the gifts of so many wonderful Hubbers. Unfortunately, my next celebration will have to wait until 2013, as I'm not allowed to share Hub-related articles during the Apprenticeship Program.

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      chaturrajneesh 5 years ago from India

      Congratulations!!! for that achievement. Now it is 146 in just 13 days I guess. That too with just 20hubs- which in itself shows the quality of content produced. Congrats once again!!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, Team Leader. I'm deeply honored by each and every follower. I step back, and it is so healing to be so welcome!

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      Team Leader 5 years ago

      Hello Sid, You are awesome. I hope that you will be celebrating your 1000 followers shortly. Your 'Team Leader'

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Happy to share these wonderful Hubbers with you.

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Loved the fireworks 101, congrats.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Hi Cliff - we all grow in our own pace and in different ways. Your hubs are really helpful - know that you help the people who find you, and keep going!

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      This reminds me of my first few days here on HP. Back then, I made it my goal to get a lot of followers and until now, I haven't reached that goal. I'm still waiting for my follower count to surpass the number of hubs I have published. Haha. Great tribute here, SidKemp. You deserve more followers. :)

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      Lilly 5 years ago from Denmark

      Will do :)

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks - and you've just gotten a new follower - me!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      COngrats! I'm your 110 follower. It's never too late to be one of your admirers. Happy hubbing!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, Unknown Spy - I'm glad I'm getting to know you! It's delightful to share all this wonderful writing and give other Hubbers a well-deserved boost.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Hi Anjusith!

      It was a new inspiration. Why don't you do it now, and be the second. Maybe we can go viral!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Hi Phelcky. I hope when you get there, you celebrate your followers!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you, Snowdrops! And keep sharing your charming, sweet, inspiring, challenging thoughts and stories!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      His blessings to you, my friend. What I do is write as well as I can and celebrate people. And you do the same!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      I'm glad. Because I hop so many hubs, many of my followers are new, and haven't written much yet. I'm glad I'm able to help them be seen by experienced and inspiring people like you, Rebekah!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow! Congratulations Sid!

      Great hub too! This is very nice of you. Thumbs UP!!!

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Wow what a topic?

      I just passed my 100 followers mark, I got an accolade too. But I didn't have a sense of publishing a hub on that. Great work. Good hub. Voted u and shared.

      my Hearty congratulations....

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      Lilly 5 years ago from Denmark

      Hi congrats :) I am almost there too.

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      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Congratulations for reaching 101 followers Sid! Now it's 107 with a great score of 95! Yahuuu!! Way to go!

      Thank you so much for this great hub, CHEERS!!!

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      glmclendon 5 years ago

      100 Followers, that is great congrats are do. You must be doing something right. God bless.

      Stay Well

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      rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Very nice Sid! You deserve all of your followers and I know you'll be collecting more as people read your hubs. It's wonderful when HP gains such an inspiring, awesome writer.

      Congrats and keep writing and smiling. :)) And thank you for the generous mention and link. I'm going to follow some of your links here. It's always fun to read these kind of hubs.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks so much - :) only I may have to flag the last five words of this comment - it's in three languages. :)

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      I'm sure I'll see your hundred hubbers hub soon!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      And well deserved, Spartacus! Keep surprising us with your hubs.

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      CJ Baker 5 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Congrats on 100 followers! Here is to the next 100!

      Also thanks for the unexpected plug! Much appreciated.

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      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      This is fun! I think I'll do the same when I reach 100 followers. Now I'm off to check out more links. Thank you.

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      Kristi Sharp 5 years ago from Born in Missouri. Raised in Minnesota.

      Sid, this is an absolute triumph! Thank you for the unexpected marks. Mon congrats and sehr gut!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks, Marlin! What I'm really feeling is gratitude for all these awesome Hubbers!

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks. You're in for a treat! A whole boatload!

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      KrisL 5 years ago from S. Florida

      Wow, Sid, this is so generous and interesting . . . I'll be coming back to this and following a whole lot of links soon.

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      Marlin 55 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations!