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Five Concerns of a Third-Year Online Writer

Updated on May 25, 2017
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MsDora, five-year online writer, shares poetry, creative writing and reflections on how writing and writers influence our lives.

Number of Years Writing Online?

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Photo Credit: Wendell Weithers

Socially developed three year old children know how to share1 but not how to compete. That social capability is also healthy for a third-year online writer.

The growth objective2 for a three year old is also applicable to a third-year writer:

“What is important is not how [one] compares with others or with a standard for her age, but that she is moving forward at her own pace and that she is well and happy.”

So, here are five areas of concern as the third-year online writer moves forward through the next year and beyond:

(1) Profile
(2) Purpose
(3) Power
(4) Peers
(5) Projection

(1) Profile

Your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. - Meg Rosoff

Real names (not necessarily full names), and pen names in profiles tell the readers that the writers identify with what they write. Names like Dirt Farmer and LambServant give the readers a clue of what to expect. Even if the meaning of the name is not readily obvious to the reader, it helps the writer to have some significance attached to whatever name he or she chooses.

MsDora the Writer-Explorer is my full name description on my landing page. For me, it conjures up a woman who is exploring or searching for the essence of life; and making the effort to share in writing whatever she finds.

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Photo Credit: Wendell Weithers

(2) Purpose

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. - Gustave Flaubert

Three years ago, my assignments with a temporary placement agency began to dwindle. In my frustration, I googled “Writing for Pay.” I posted my first article three days later. It did not take long for me to realize that the pay could not be my primary reason for being an online writer; but the habit had already become a feel-good catharsis.

As the number of readers increased, and some of them repeatedly made comments, I felt obligated to share my heart with them as purposefully as I shared with the people who heard me speak. For a while, my articles lived up to the claim in my profile: “My articles explore healthy relationships, positive living, morality and other life challenges.”

However, along the way, I began to lose focus and made several posts just to keep posting. That was not really satisfying to me. Over the last few months, some comments have made me refocus, and my original purpose remains. I think that I am back on course.


(3) Power

The part of my writing I find the most rewarding is when people . . . tell me how his or her life has been changed by my books. - Sidney Sheldon

"Lord, . . . make me . . . the pen within your hand." - Van Trapp

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Photo Credit: Wendell Weithers

It is amazing that the words I write may be the words someone reads first on rising in the morning or last before going to bed at night. My words can influence someone’s dream, decision or direction. Such is the power that writers hold in their pens.

There is a comment on my article, The Perfect Gift to Say ‘I Love You’ which gives me joy about this kind of power. It was contributed by a young man writing about his fiancée. I try to encourage other writers with similar comments.

She wears the same pair of socks to bed every night (jammy socks) because she says they make her feel happy. Those were my first gift to her. Thanks a lot for this post MsDora. Those socks were your idea :)

Such comments remind me that word power comes with the responsibility to write something true, something useful, something inspiring. No matter the tone, honesty and personal conviction are fundamental to the writer’s power.


(4) Peers

Writers . . .are often full of doubt because they are bearing their soul to thousands and like all people, they want to be loved. - Maggie Jankuloska

Life is about relationships. The beauty of online connections is that they allow us as much physical space as we want. Nobody comes knocking when we’re taking a nap.

Our fellow writer and readers are our peers. As in any other area of life, the Golden Rule applies. We give the respect and support that we like for ourselves. We make positive contributions to our networking groups.

Most of the time, I enjoy and learn from the work of my fellow-writers, and the encouragement of my readers, especially those who leave comments. I am sincere when I express gratitude to God and to them for the opportunity to communicate with people who share my interest. Living alone most of the time, I do not take this privilege for granted.

Moving forward, I intend to make twice as many friends. My aim is to add another 100 articles by the end of my fourth year. That would be a major improvement for me but three year olds have great imaginations!


(5) Projection

My goal is always to create life-long readers.- Rick Riordan

Let Randy Pausch Motivate You

As a writer, which of these areas do you feel the greatest need to clarify for your own benefit?

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The power of words was mentioned above, but here the focus is on the expectation, going forward.

  • What else do I have to write about?
  • Who else do I want to read what I write?
  • How do I want my readers to be affected?

Barrie Davenport3 reminds us of Randy Pausch, professor at Carnegie Mellon University who, knowing that he was dying from pancreatic cancer, wrote The Last Lecture? In September 2007, the professor wrote his speech specifically for his three children. He died at age 47 in July 2008. By then six million people, including me, had been inspired by his speech.

Davenport suggests that we write with the seriousness that our time is limited. He is not suggesting a morbid mood, but rather that we can be motivated by the desire to write everything we want to say, to all people we want to read our message, if we imagine that our time is limited—and it is!

That for me is greater motivation than a goal of so many articles, so many accolades, and so many dollars. What matters most hereafter, is that I write what I have to say. The topic may be as simple as "Why I Love to Smile" or as serious as "The Next World War." I need to keep writing.

What do you have to say? How long before you write it?

References

1. Child and Youth Health: Child Development 3-4 years (visited 05/26/2014)

2. Ibid

3. Davenport: Barrie: Write to Done, Write to Serve: Giving Deeper Meaning to Your Craft (visited 05/28/2014)

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks for a beautiful reflection about your experiences at Hub Pages.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderful words of wisdom, Dora, and it was an added bonus to see more pictures of you. Love your smile and your determination...the picture of you with pen and paper is priceless...harkens back to the old days of writing.

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      India 3 years ago

      Thank you. I'm a stay at home mom now with twins and I use to write and decided to try to get back in the swing of things. Plus provid some income to my family for balance.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I am glad you began writing. I enjoy your hubs and look forward to reading them. I don't know if many writers realize the impact that their words have! Wonderful hub and keep on writing!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      What a wonderful way to look at writing here--and congrats --three years is a lot!

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      Congrats on your three-year milestone, MsDora! Thanks for giving us something to think about regarding our own writing. Tried to share you hub, but . . . I'm not sure the new share button is working. All the best! Jill

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Ologsinquito, I enjoy the share. Thanks for being a part of my circle.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, thanks for the kind comment. We're both from the age when people had respect for pen and paper.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hi India, glad you stopped by. Looking forward to your articles; hope you love it at HubPages as much as I do.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      EP, thank you. The written word is so powerful because it stays put, and becomes evidence for or against us. Thanks for underscoring that.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Audrey, thank you very much. It is my pleasure to know you here, and I'm looking forward to reading your articles.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Dirt Farmer, thank you so much. A little reflection is good now and then. I appreciate you trying to share; must be those new buttons. Hope the problem is short-lived.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I thoroughly enjoyed this hub MsDora, as I do with all of your hubs that I read. Congratulations on three years as an online writer. I have been a member of Hub Pages for four years but didn't really write anything for the first three (3 hubs in 3 years). The community here is so supportive and encouraging, and from the comments you see that your writing does effect people and change their lives. Well done. Voted up.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Congratulations on your three years. I joined 3 years ago plus a couple of weeks. Seems like a lot of us joined around that time. I found HP through a job search as well.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      "OH Lord, Thy Quill Be Done, Not Mine". There is a special bond you have with your God that transcends religion and even spirituality. When I look to see what I should be doing, I go to Dora, and that answer is always the same -- To thine own heart be true, so keep a good heart.

      This is invaluable to me, as I face the concept of my third year. Thank you for the reminders of "why".

      Much love, e

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Well, Jodah, you're proof that we should not give up on anyone. After the first three years, we can say that you've caught up. Glad that you're part of my HubCircle and I do appreciate your support. Thank you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Kathleen, thank you. Congratulations too, when your day comes round. All the best going forward!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, thank you. I think you and I also bond in our understanding of each other. I appreciate you for being a part of my HubCircle. Thanks for your continual support, and all the best going into your third year.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on 3 years with HP. I wish you much success moving forward and am glad to be in your circle. The reflections you shared her are lovely.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you Flourish. I like having you in my circle, and look forward to many more interactions.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations! MsDora, 3 years are 3 milestones. Each year gets more valuable than the last one and your writing has shown that. Your hubs have so much value that I must read every one that you post since 1st beginning here and getting to know you here. Your hubs are very well researched, organized, interesting, awesome and touching. If I can toast to you with my favorite drink in hand, I'll say, To MsDora, a legendary bound lady deserving of all the accolades of a hubberess and the love that goes along with them! :-)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome! You have created all Ps so beautifully. I like your mature photos and looking much wiser. I agree with all and you certainly have made your platform here. Three years and going great. Your talent shows through all your hubs. You were one of my first followers thank you and I enjoy reading of your great achievements. All my best to you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Word, I enjoy the toast. Thank you very much. I'll try to deserve all the good things you say about me. You're a keeper!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hi Devika, it's been a pleasure to know you. I always appreciate your support. Thank you and you can count on me following you.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you for showing the meaning behind all of our writing madness.. three years and getting stronger ...:)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Frank, I agree that madness is a good word for it. Thank you for your continual support.

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      Nikolic Predrag 2 years ago from Serbia, Belgrade

      Congratulations on your three year anniversary, MsDora! I wish you every success in your further work.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Dis-cover. It is such a thrill to hear from someone as far away as Serbia.

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      Yvette Stupart PhD 2 years ago from Jamaica

      It's been quite a journey for you MsDora, and I enjoy reading your hubs.

      Congratulations!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Doc. Thanks for being a part of my HubCircle. I appreciate you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      "...honesty and personal conviction are fundamental to the writer’s power." That's why I enjoy your hubs. You write with your heart and that's endearing. Congratulations on your third year of writing. You are such a talented writer.

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      Denise W Anderson 2 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      Thanks, Dora, for sharing your insights you have gained in your three year journey. I, too, have reached that milestone, and my writing has changed dramatically during this time. I now have a focus, whereas before, I wrote just to write. Now, I have a profile, a purpose, power, and peers. The thing that I need to work on is projection. What do I want to have happen in my future? Like you, I want to continue writing. It has brought me a great deal of satisfaction. Perhaps, now, it can be something more.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Marlene, you're so kind. Thank you for your support.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Denise, I see that are like twins: same HP age, and similar outlook. Thanks for your input and for being a part of my HubCircle.

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      Ronald E. Franklin 2 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      "Write what you have to say." That's really helpful to me. It takes me back to why I started writing in the first place. With all the emphasis on SEO and reaching payouts, it's easy to lose focus. You're helping me refocus, MsDora. Thanks!

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      Dr Billy Kidd 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thanks for the advice of a pro, written in simple words so that it is easily understood.

      You might have mentioned sticking to the point you want to make as part of your purpose. You do that so well. I know one writer who, when writing on any topic, mentions he hates Obama. That destroys the purpose of the article through lack of focus.

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      Mary Wickison 2 years ago from Brazil

      Hi Ms Dora,

      Congratulations on passing that impressive milestone.

      100 hubs in a year is a wonderful target to aim for.

      I loved the quote from one of your comments about the 'jammy socks', it does show how what we, as writers do, matters.

      The video makes you stop and think and was the perfect addition to this hub.

      Sincerity and writing from the heart always shows in your hubs.

      Once again congratulations and thank you for reminding me of the power of the written word.

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      Carola Finch 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always enjoy your hubs and appreciate your positive input. Hope you will be around for more years to come.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Ron, it's so easy to get caught up in all that SEO and payout stuff. The money is important and necessary, but must not be the primary reason for writing. Thank you for your comment.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Dr.Billy, thanks for your input. Find your purpose and stick to it. My thoughts exactly!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Blond Logic. Yes, our words are powerful and they influence people we do not even know. That's awesome!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Carola, thanks for wishing me longevity. Hope we'd all be round to enjoy each other for a long time.

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      Martin D Gardner 2 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Congrats on three years Ms. Dora! I wish you continued success. I always seem to learn something new and interesting from your writing.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      Congratulations for your 3 years here. You are a very good writer and I love the way you write from the heart. I wish you more years here in HP and good luck to your goal of 100 hubs this year. Awesome! Thanks for sharing my dear Dora. I love your photo while you were writing.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      I loved reading about your writing process and seeing how you have put so much heart and intent in what you write as you continue to do so. It can be so easy to lose passion, and it is always inspiring to read about someone else's passion and sense of responsibility over what she does. Thank you for my "soul vitamins" for today.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you,MD. Let's keep learning from each other.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thelma, thank you for all those kind things you say. Let's keep enjoying what we do.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Mona, your expression "soul vitamins" make me smile. It is an honor to have you describe my writing that way; that really makes me happy.Thank you.

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      Kathleen Odenthal Romano 2 years ago from Bayonne, New Jersey

      As always, another brilliant and insightful hub from you MsDora! Thank you for this! Voted and shared :)

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      Healthyannie 2 years ago from Spain

      Amazing insight into a writer's life. Writing is creating, and your passion and love for creating comes through in your words

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Kathleen, you are very kind. Thanks for your support.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      HealthyAnnie, thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate you.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      Oh MsDora, so good. I'm touched by your wisdom. You have a natural ability to make us think, look within, and ask questions of ourselves. This was a generous offering as you brilliantly made your 3-year anniversary celebration about us and not so much about yourself. Thank you for sharing, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Jan, thank you for reading, voting and commenting. I'm glad that we can all share and learn from ea ch other. Looking forward to the next three years.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wonderful insights, Dear MsDora! I have to say that I have always enjoyed each and every hub you have written that I have read! I learn so much from your writing and I am blessed that you share your wisdom with all here. Congrats on the three years! Here's to many, many more years of sharing your insights. HP is a wonderful and encouraging community in which to belong. Comments are oh so important. I love that you have set such a wonderful goal. I also love that you pointed out that it is not how often we published, but what we have to say when we do!

      Up and more and away

      Blessings always and may your light continue to shine brilliantly!

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      K.A.E Grove 2 years ago from Australia

      this is my third year of writing online and as much as i am happy with what i have shared like yourself i find myself reevaluating the why and what my future holds.

      this was a wonderful read that has re inspired me and reminded me on why i started in the first place . thank you so much for this article for me it was a true gift in so many ways

      voting up and up!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, I have always been encouraged by your comments. Looking forward to more friendly interaction with you. Thank you and God bless you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Nighthag, it makes me happy that my article helped you refocus. It is so easy to get distracted; we have to help each other stay on course. Thank you for your comment.

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      Shasta Matova 2 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on your three year anniversary. What beautiful reflections! I also enjoyed the layout of this hub - the gorgeous photos really help us get to know you, and the table used as a graphic for organizing the hub, and adding information with references.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Shasta. I have enjoyed my three years and wanted to share my sentiments. So glad you like the article.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi MsDora,

      I know I'm a little late getting here, but I loved the way put this all together. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary - not just on your writing here, but allowing us to read you here. It's an anniversary for us as readers as well. Thank you for being you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Lifegate, the pleasure is mine to interact with otherwise, talented writers like you. Let's keep on giving our best in celebration of our privilege!

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      Emunah La Paz 2 years ago from Arizona

      Very insightful Article! Congrats! Voted up!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, SWilliams. I appreciate your kind comment.

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      Jayme Kinsey 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      This was the first hub I saw when I opened HP today. What a great start to my reading time! Inspiring and powerful words, and terrific layout. I hope all HP writers, new and seasoned, read this and absorb your message. :)

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      Greg Boudonck 2 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico

      MsDora, this must be the very best hub I have ever read. I am not saying just your hubs, but all hubs that I have read.

      Thank you for inspiration with your experiences.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Sharkye, my pleasure to meet you. Glad you enjoyed my hub and thanks for your very kind comments.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Froggy, how sweet! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such wonderful encouragement.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful lady you are! If I never saw a picture of you that would still be true because your beauty shows through your writing. I really mean that. You are an inspiration and I hope I can learn as much as you did when I'm here three years. It is a joy to read your articles. Keep up the great work and here's to another three years!

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      Bongani Sibeko 2 years ago from Johannesburg

      Wow! I was grabbed all the way, it's a simple, concise yet rich with wisdom and inspiration article. It consumed me because not only are the writers have to write what they feel inside but have a responsibility to do it with all the strength, energy and intelligence they possess because somebody reading deserves the best from the writers.

      I am so inspired and moved by your message, I even became kinda emotional reading it. What a quote thou, "Lord, . . . make me . . . the pen within your hand." - Van Trapp. God bless you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Rachael, thank you for your kind thoughts. You make me blush. People like you add to the joy of writing on HubPages. I appreciate you.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Bongani, it's a pleasure to meet you. So glad you liked my article. Thank you for such a kind comment.

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      Marie 2 years ago from Canada

      MsDora, you're words of inspiration make me so happy. I am big fan of you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Marie, thanks for your support. I will strive to always make you happy.

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      Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 2 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

      Congratulations, it is good to read your words. You are truly a professional writer. I love the quote:

      "Lord, . . . make me . . . the pen within your hand." - Van Trapp

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      StricktlyDating 2 years ago from Australia

      I am so happy to be your peer and always learn from your wisdom :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Lastheart. So pleased that you like my writing. I acquired that prayer at an American Christian Writers Workshop, decades ago. I still love it.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Lastheart. So pleased that you like my writing. I acquired that prayer at an American Christian Writers Workshop, decades ago. I still love it.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Strictlydating, it is my pleasure to have you in my HubCircle. We learn from each other. Thank you for your kind comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      MsDora, you are such a wonderful inspiration! I love your thoughts on writing. I write because I have a passion for it, enjoy the community, and have found it to help relieve stress. You look so beautiful in your photos. God bless you!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Teaches, I appreciate your kind comments. I share your passion and joy on HubPages.

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      Maggie.L 2 years ago from UK

      Thanks for sharing your inspirational journey on HubPages. I'm back on HubPages after being away for nearly 3 years so still finding my feet. Your hub has inspired me to keep trying.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Maggie, welcome back. It's all about perseverance. Happy that you find my article inspiring. See you around.

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      L.M. Hosler 2 years ago

      Wonderful article MsDora. I enjoyed reading your articles. I see a few more that I will be back to read. Congratulations on your three years and thanks for sharing the encouragement. What I really liked about this article is how you mentioned not comparing yourself to others.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, LM for your kind comment. Sine each of us has our own goals and our own rate of progress, I think we do better ensuring that we are better today than we were yesterday. No room for competing with others. Glad you like that idea.

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      Sima Ballinger 2 years ago from Michigan

      Another inspiring hub MsDora. Hats off to you! Your thinking is amazing - I like your comparison to a 3-year-old child. Good information to writers. Thanks so much!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hi Sima, I appreciate your encouraging comment. Let's keep on writing!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 2 years ago from USA

      Hi MsDora, I hope you're doing well. This was a lovely article to read. Thanks for sharing. Voted beautiful.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Journey, glad you like it. Thank YOU for reading and commenting.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Three years! All the best in continuing with your five goals throughout the remainder of this year and it must be heartening for you to know that your words of inspiration have made an impact on personal lives.

      Indeed, as you've mentioned in your 'Power' section, writing can be very influential as the pen can perform as a splint for fractured lives, binding the wait of infirmity with the weight of eternity; the ink acting as the fuel to take somebody from where they are to where they want to be which you do so well.

      You are a woman of noteworthy integrity as well as being encouraging to boot - your new photos are very lovely. Long may you continue!

      With Warm Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Romeos, even in your comment your diction is poetic. Thanks for your very kind words.

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      Christy Aldridge 2 years ago from MS

      Great insight and information! Thank you again, MsDora!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Christy, I appreciate your kind comment.

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      Hari Prasad S 20 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks for this contemplation on writing. I will refer this when ever i feel uninspired to write / not able to write / nothing to write.

      I think this article was needed for me at this early stage of my hubbing hobby that is getting quite exciting day by day to me and to my circle (online and offline) as well. (most offline, are still surprised that i can write too, which is exciting for the time being, may not be after some more days)

      I now feel, I may have ended up exhausted, tom tomming to keep them attracted to what i write, assuming what i would write, be of interest to my followers or non followers, if i had not read this article.

      Now the perspective of hubbing has changed. Thanks for sharing your experience and revealing ideal thought process to carry on and get inspired from all sorts of experiences.

      - Hari

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 20 months ago from The Caribbean

      Shprd74, so glad you found the article useful. May your Muse be always present and awake!

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      Mary Norton 17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      It is good to read about another online writer's thoughts. It helps me look into my own learning. I had been writing online for years now though am not very constant. I still hesitate about pursuing this as an engagement.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Mary, thanks for reading and commenting. A pleasure to meet you!

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      passionatelearnr 17 months ago

      very Interesting.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, passionate. Glad you found it interesting! There have been some fun moments within the three years.

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      Shaloo Walia 16 months ago

      Beautiful pearls of wisdom!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 16 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks Swalia. You brought my comments up to 100, but even more important than that is your very encouraging description. I appreciate you!

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