Back to School HubNuggets

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We all go back to school in some way or other. Some of us attend regular classes, returning to our classrooms like kids in the fall. We purchase new school supplies - all the lovely pens, pencil crayons, geometry sets, calculators, scribblers, and binders - fresh and ready for a new season of learning.

Some of us prefer distance learning. We study through correspondence courses, sending in our assignments and anxiously awaiting our marks - the results of our efforts at self-betterment.

Some of us, many of us, study online - honing our skills and acquiring new ones; becoming better writers; learning how to gain a wider audience - all, at the vast university of the World Wide Web.

The ABCs of writing online...

A HubNuggets' Alphabet

"A" is for apple, the nursery rhymes say,

And A's what our new writers do here each day,

Creating an awesome, amazing array

Of (hopefully) HubNugget-worthy essays!


"B" means bravado, for boldly we go

Where no other writer has gone yet, we hope;

Creatively adding our words to the fray,

With clattering keyboards, we have much to say!


Draft after draft, we design with great care -

Deathless prose to display on the topics we share;


"E" is for Enelle, who has this advice;

"Edit once, then re-edit, then re-read it twice.

Focus on quality - good Grammar's key

To ensure folks will take your work seriously."


Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?

  • 7% The decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi Party, 1929-1933
  • 28% Professional Etiquette for The Certified Nurse's Aide
  • 7% Chicago Architecture Tour: The Historic Hotels of Michigan Avenue (Part 1)
  • 12% Teaching to the Different Learning Styles
  • 12% Class is in Session: We Are All Special
  • 34% Do We Have Too Many PhDs?
58 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

HubNuggets Accolade

"H" for HubNugget - an accolade won

By top-voted Hubbers, for hubbing, well done -

Igniting our interest; inciting to fun;

Inviting our comments - so the journey's begun -


Says Jason, "Writers must write what they know,

And stay true to their vision to blossom and grow;"

KoffeKlatch Gals agrees, "Content helps you to earn,

And Keyword research is but one skill to learn"


"Lifelong learning's important," Maddie Ruud offers,

"And finding a Niche where your content will prosper"


Which one of this week's Home nominees is your favorite?

  • 57% What's That In My BBQ!! - Maybe I should use it more often??!!
  • 5% The Good, Bad, and the Ugly Truth about being a Landlord
  • 21% Easy Steps To Start De-Cluttering Your Home
  • 4% 11 Steps to Buying Your First Time Home
  • 4% Granite Composite Sinks; Blanco Silgranit II Review
  • 9% 7 Tree landscaping Ideas from the South Coast Botanical Gardens
56 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

"Original content's a must, of course,

And providing your photo provenance, or source,"

Says HubNuggeteer, Patty Inglish MS,

"Both these are key in the HubNugget quest."


As well, ripplemaker and RedElf agree

Research, and learning SEO's good strategy;


Simone Smith knows search-friendly titles are cool

With search-terms on topics real people can use;


Which one of this week's Health nominees is your favorite?

  • 7% Migraine: the Misunderstood Demon
  • 15% Prevent Pain - How to Stretch Your Lower Back Muscles
  • 2% The Major Factors That Affect Daily Caloric Requirement
  • 7% Change 3 Habits and Lose 5 Pounds in 8 Days
  • 24% When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Them! The Health Benefits of Drinking Water with Lemon
  • 46% A Bone Marrow Donor's Perspective
46 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

"V" is for voting - and visiting, too,

Help support our new writers and increase their views;


Writing on HubPages gives us the chance

To write on whatever makes our spirits dance;


Whether earning good money or just a few cents,

Some things we avoid here, that offer offence -

No "xeroxed," or duplicate articles posted,

No "yelling" in forums, nor spammy links hosted;


Say "yes" to new things, try out new ideas,

Be open to change - don't be held back by fears;


Write well, and write often - and soon you will zip

To the top of Google's most-searched lists


SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

What's a HubNugget?

The HubNuggets Program was a way for hubbers to support and celebrate new-to-us writers through the weekly HubNuggets contest:

  • About the HubNuggets Program
    Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invite the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.
  • Visit this Learning Center guideto learn more.
  • Hub Pages continues to welcome and celebrate new writers

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Comments 22 comments

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great job my friend; I, for one, appreciate the work you do on these.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much for stopping by billybuc! It's a labor of love, but it's also always lovely to be appreciated!


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ripplemaker 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Wow! Amazing RedElf! You did such an awesome job with this poem and introducing the hubnuggets in such a unique way. :D Whhheeeee...congratulations to all the nominees!


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prettydarkhorse 4 years ago from US

They rhyme ;-) Nice work! I voted!


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Jason Menayan 4 years ago from San Francisco

I too loved the poetry. Nice job, RedElf, both with the Hub and candidate selections!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Awesome writing! I voted.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

ripplemaker, and Maitia, I'm so glad you liked my "nursery rhyme, and so glad you both voted!

Thanks, Jason - I had a lot of fun writing this one! ...and we had some great candidates this week!

urmilashukla, thanks so much, and thanks for stopping by to support our newer writers!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

Absolutely awesome RedElf. I had a great time reading and it was a joy to vote.


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Enelle Lamb 4 years ago from Canada's 'California'

No extra 'editing' needed for these ABC's. Great job, read, voted, upped and shared!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Gals and Enelle. I had lots of fun concocting my alphabet - challenging, but fun. So glad you ladies stopped by to read and vote - great bunch this week!


GoldenThreadPress 4 years ago

I loved the HubNugget this week...poem and all! We certainly have some creative individuals here in Hub Central, not to mention nifty Hub writers. Kudos to All!


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

So glad you enjoyed the poetry, GoldenThreadPress! You're certainly right about the nifty new writers - congrats to all the nominees.


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carolynkaye 4 years ago from USA

Voted up! :)


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much - hope you enjoyed reading and voting for your favs! Congrats on your nomination, too - you are in good company!


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

The introduction to the back to school new writers covers the ABC's very well. How clever that was.

I cannot wait to read the new submissions. This is always a fun part of the week, reading the new writings and learning new things as well.


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zulumuscle 4 years ago

This is the first time I am reading a HubNugget and I have to say that it was amazing, the level of creativity you put into introducing other hubs. It really shows that you enjoy writing.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

pstraubie48, so glad you stop by to read and vote, and support our newer writers. Hope you enjoy the hubs - we have a great bunch this week!

zulumuscle, welcome! So glad you could join us this week. We (the team) all enjoy writing the round-up hubs.


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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada Author

Congratulations to all the nominees, and all the winners - Well done, all!


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Jenny30 2 years ago from Canada

Great hub! Very creative!


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RedElf 2 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much! Nice of you to stop by and comment.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 12 months ago from Sunny Florida

RedElf I still love this alphabet. You are terrific.


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RedElf 12 months ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Gals. Am back for another "ring" around the old mulberry bush LOL

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