Great Writing Techniques - How to Get a Hub Selected as Hub of the Day

So you want your hub to be selected as Hub of the Day? What does that entail?
So you want your hub to be selected as Hub of the Day? What does that entail?

How Does One Go About Having Their Hub Selected as Hub of the Day?


I have read many questions asking about hub of the day: What does it take to qualify? What is the process of getting selected? Who picks the winners? I hope after reading this hub you will have the answers to all these questions and so much more. I sincerely hope you will be armed and ready to receive the next Hub of the Day accolade!


What Does HubPages Say About This?

Since we are writing for HubPages, and the award winning hub is selected by Hubpages, it is good to know what they consider to be important and the criteria they use in the hub selection process. According to HubPages FAQ, the answer to the question “What is the Hub of the Day?” is: “. . . an exemplary Hub chosen by HubPages Staff . . . looking for hubs that contain interesting and useful subject matter, high-quality and grammatically correct writing, and beautiful formatting. . .” To view the complete answer to the question, visit the HubPages FAQ.

What does this mean? Let’s look at each of the terms highlighted in the above definition.


Beautiful pictures enhance a hub!
Beautiful pictures enhance a hub! | Source

Exemplary Hub

Dictionary.com defines exemplary as: “worthy of imitation or commendable; serving as an illustration; serving as a model or pattern.” That really says a whole lot, doesn’t it? A hub that is chosen to be hub of the day should exhibit these characteristics. It should be worth imitating!

Even more important than being selected as hub of the day, by looking at hubs that have been selected, we have a better idea of the types of hubs that HubPages is looking for – the kinds of hubs that they think will be successful. So by studying the hubs that are chosen as hubs of the day, not only do we come closer to having a hub of our own selected, but we also come closer to creating a hub that will be successful overall.


Interesting and Useful Subject Matter

We have all found ourselves reading something that was terribly boring or so academic that we could not, or choose not to, continue reading it. In writing for the general public, we need to write in a way that is appealing and will hold their attention until the very end of our article. This means that the content must be interesting and beneficial, plus providing the reader with the information they are seeking.

Useful subject matter is somewhat subjective, but if the subject is being searched for on the internet, then an article that would answer the searcher’s questions would be considered useful. The more people who find the article relevant, the more useful the article is.

Good SEO research can help your hub be both interesting and useful. But SEO research takes time - not only time to learn how to effectively utilize the software programs, but also it can be quite labor-intensive itself. To overcome this hurdle I utilize a software called Market Samurai. It has been wonderful in helping me deal with my inadequacies in this area. Learning the Foreign Language of SEO using Market Samurai is a hub I wrote about this experience.


High-Quality and Grammatically Correct Writing

High-quality and grammatically correct writing will give your writing more authority in the eyes of an educated reader. Writing filled with errors is difficult to read, often hard to comprehend, and many times just plain unpleasant. With this in mind, it is easy to see that a hub filled with errors will not be showcased as a model of what type of hub should be emulated.

A high-quality hub will also be well-researched, therefore, filling in any blanks the reader may have on that particular topic. This is one reason a topic should be narrowed down, so that the reader will find what they are looking for, and will spend the time reading your article to find that information, without having to dig through an excessive amount of information that they really did not care about.

If you continue to have problems with grammar, there are online grammar checkers, such as Grammarly, the Best Grammar Checker.

MissOlive states it so well! Quote found in her hub of the day featured later in this hub.
MissOlive states it so well! Quote found in her hub of the day featured later in this hub.

Beautiful Formatting – The Text

Beautiful formatting is also fairly explanatory. The hub needs to be easy to read, easy to understand, and pleasing to look at.

Very few people like to read a hub that is one long paragraph of text. I have heard it suggested that a paragraph should contain no more than 3 or 4 sentences, and that there should be no more than 3 or 4 paragraphs under each heading.

It is easier to read; and the headings prepare the reader for what is next. It is the bait that you use to keep them reading and wanting more. I must admit, that I do not always adhere to these rules, but overall I do make an effort to do so.


A good picture will draw your reader in and provide value to the written word.
A good picture will draw your reader in and provide value to the written word. | Source

Photo Websites:

There are many hubs written on the subject of where to find photographs. Below is one of them:

Here are a couple hubs that will show you how to further add visual appeal to your hubs:


A blurry picture would not be considered a good picture to use on your hub. The pictures should be clear, crisp, and appealing.
A blurry picture would not be considered a good picture to use on your hub. The pictures should be clear, crisp, and appealing. | Source

Beautiful Formatting – The Images/Pictures/Videos

In the above section, I stated that the hub needs to be pleasing to look at. In addition to the formatting listed above, this is accomplished is by using pictures to illustrate your hub. The right pictures are so important; after all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

I have seen many hubs that would have made wonderful hub of the day candidates. After inquiries I found that they would not even be considered! Why do you think that is?

This question has both a simple and a hard answer. The simple answer is that the pictures used on the hubs did not give proper attribution to the photographers. This may have been the only thing that stopped the hub from being selected.

The hard part of the answer is knowing how to correctly annotate images/photographs and where to find pictures that are legal for use.

My favorite site to use for my photo selections is flickr. I rarely have to look elsewhere because flickr has so many images to choose from. Even on a sight such as flickr, we have to be careful in the photos we choose because all photos are not available for public use, and all photos are not available for commercial use. (Since we are using ads on hubs to earn income, the photos chosen must be permissible for use in commercial applications.) It took me a while to figure out how to accomplish this, and after figuring it out I created a hub that explains how to use flickr for this purpose, Using Flickr for Photos and Images and to Generate Traffic to Your Hub.

Videos are another great way to add visual interest to your hubs. But videos, like pictures, can also contain watermarks; so use care in your selection of videos as well. I find it necessary to stress also that you should watch the video all the way through before placing it within your hub. I have watched videos that were everything I wanted until the surprise ending where someone tried to be cute. I have also wanted to use a video, but someone in the background was using profanity or an obscene gesture, and I did not want that video then to be part of my hub.

When choosing pictures and videos, I try to think of the audience that may come across the hub and then consider if someone in that audience would be offended. If the answer is yes, I would rather err on the side of caution.


This picture, with a watermark on it, is legal to use and is available for use commercially, but is not acceptable for use on HubPages.
This picture, with a watermark on it, is legal to use and is available for use commercially, but is not acceptable for use on HubPages. | Source
A pixelated picture is also a bad choice for any hub. The hub will be unpublished. Sometimes this can be remedied by displaying the picture smaller. The pixelation is especially noticeable on the spoon edges.
A pixelated picture is also a bad choice for any hub. The hub will be unpublished. Sometimes this can be remedied by displaying the picture smaller. The pixelation is especially noticeable on the spoon edges. | Source
A smaller picture may not be pixelated. This is the same picture as above, but smaller.
A smaller picture may not be pixelated. This is the same picture as above, but smaller.
This hub guides you in what you need to do to get the big thumbs up from HubPage's staff!
This hub guides you in what you need to do to get the big thumbs up from HubPage's staff! | Source

Chosen by HubPages Staff

Since the hub is chosen by the HubPages staff, it is important that it comes to their attention. But with so many hubs being written every day, it is humanly impossible for them to view, much less read, every single hub. So how can you increase your odds of being noticed by HubPages staff?

One way to do this is to take part in the Weekly Topic for Inspiration (WTI). When you take part in the WTI, HubPages has a forum thread where you can post your hub's URL which is monitored by HubPages staff. It doesn't get any easier than that to get noticed!

Taking part in any promotion HubPages offers is also another good way, such as the contests. Obviously, they have to view all hubs that are written for a contest.


Additional Things to Consider

After reading HubPages' hub, The Hub of the Day Program, there are a couple other items that need to be considered. This hub states that the first image of your hub must fill the full dimensions of the carousel that appears on the homepage; and, the hub must contain a good, well-chosen title.

After reading the above requirements, I went back and changed the first picture on this hub to try to meet those requirements. How cool would it be for a hub about what it takes to have your hub chosen as hub of the day would be selected for hub of the day? Pretty cool I think!


flickr has many photos to choose from in lots of different topics.
flickr has many photos to choose from in lots of different topics. | Source

Examples of Hubs of the Day

Analyzing and studying the success of others, and then imitating it, is often the key to our own success. Let's look at 12 hubs that have received the Hub of the Day award. I will discuss some things about each hub that I feel makes it "Hub of the Day" material.

1. Simplest Way to Light Your Campfire by Cloverleaf

This how-to hub has a great introductory paragraph, and Cloverleaf used beautiful pictures to demonstrate every single step of this hub. It does not contain an excessive amount of ads to detract from the hub's contents, and all products advertised are related to the hub. Additional links are provided. The content is divided into easy to follow steps with headers telling the reader what to expect next.


2. Home Storage for the Bedroom; Organizing the Bedroom; Organize to Reduce Bedroom Clutter by homesteadbound

This hub was written for the Weekly Topic for Inspiration about home organization. This organization and decorating hub is very well formatted and is visually appealing. Even the ads have been tastefully done - notice the ads around the text talking about jewelry organization. These ads also illustrate different ways to store jewelry. Many pictures have been used in this hub, but by using thumbnails to display the images, the pictures do not seem to be overdone. This hub also provides the reader with unique storage solutions (interesting content) that may not have previously been considered. All product ads in the hub are related to what is shared in the hub. The hub also provides additional links for the reader to locate related information.


3. Online Research Writing - Tips and Tricks by missolive

MissOlive's hubs are always visually appealing, and this hub does not disappoint. She provides her reader with a great introductory paragraph, even warning the reader that the hub is a long one, but promises it is worth the read. And then she delivers on that promise all the way to the very end of the hub. Her hub is broken down into smaller bite-sized pieces with introductory headers letting the reader know what to expect next. She also does a great job of breaking the text up using bullet points and numbered sequences. Her hub has taken a very word intensive subject and broken it down into easy to digest pieces. She also provides a tremendous amount of additional links for her readers to dig a little deeper into a certain subject. Her hub contains a tasteful number of ads that are related to her topic.


4. Blind Quilter Makes Quilts in TX, Diane Rose in Waco ~ Texas by homesteadbound

Homesteadbound's hub takes us on a fascinating journey - telling us about a very remarkable and inspirational woman. People love to read about inspirational and motivational people and this hub delivers. The hub is filled with beautiful and colorful pictures of quilts and fabrics adding to its appeal. A video of the blind quilter adds much to this hub, as do the quotes that are interspersed throughout. All product ads in the hub are related to what is shared in the hub. This hub also provides a link for readers to donate quilting materials to help this blind quilter continue along on her amazing journey.

I take great care in selecting the first photo that goes into every hub making sure that it is visually appealing both large and small. It will be seen as small when it goes through the feed, and I want it to reach out and grab someone's attention.


5. Heart Writing by Rolly A Chabot

This hub is very well written and takes the reader on a wonderful journey. The introductory paragraph is inviting and comforting, giving you time to sit down, relax and get ready for an enjoyable read. The author, Rolly A Chabot, has illustrated this hub with many beautiful pictures of his own that makes this hub so visually appealing. It is divided into sections, each with appropriate headers. Additional links have been provided, and there are no ads. Although the whole hub is done in bold text, something I do not generally condone, it does not seem to detract from this hub's value, perhaps because the hub is so visually appealing to begin with.


Children can benefit from the church experience. Prayer and self-discipline can be learned at a very early age.
Children can benefit from the church experience. Prayer and self-discipline can be learned at a very early age. | Source

6. Bringing Kids and Babies to Church: How to Bring Your Children to Church and Keep Them Calm and Quiet During the Service by ThePracticalMommy

This hub touches on a topic that many people have to face, keeping their kids from being a nuisance and distraction in church. Many of the tips can be used in environments other than church however, such as in a doctor's office or a restaurant. This hub has a great introductory paragraph explaining to the reader what to expect. Although the hub only has one picture, this cute picture is the author's own and is attributed properly. The picture does relate to the topic discussed. The hub is divided into sections with great headers leading the reader to the next topic discussed, and some are further divided by numbered sequences. Additional links have been provided; and a tasteful number of ads related to the topic were included.


7. How to Make a Quilt Label by Millionaire Tips

This how-to hub has a great introductory paragraph and is visually appealing because of the photos and placement of a text box containing links. This hub does a great job of explaining why someone should be compelled to do what it suggests, and then gives different methods of how this could be accomplished. The hub is divided into small sections with headings explaining what is to come. Additional related links are provided for the reader's benefit, and ads on the hub are related to the topic.

Although this particular hub was not written for the WTI, this author had written another hub that same week that was. Therefore, her work was brought to the attention of HubPages staff, and they may have come across this hub because of her participation in the WTI. This was the first time that she had taken part in the WTI.


A Harlequin Bug
A Harlequin Bug | Source

8. Harlequin Cabbage Bug-Another Form Of Stink Bug by davenmidtown

This gardening hub has an introductory paragraph that lets the reader know what to expect in this hub. This hub is enhanced by the author's wonderful photographs that add much visual appeal.It is nicely divided into sub-headings that prepare the reader for what will come next. Additional gardening links are provided throughout the hub if the reader cares to dig deeper. This hub does not contain any additional ads.


9. Boxing Painting or Action Painting - Seeing and Hearing the SPLAT! by homesteadbound

This information sharing hub covers an interesting subject matter. The brightly colored video and photographs create a very visually appealing article. The introductory paragraph of this hub grabs the readers attention and lets the reader know what to expect. Although this hub is not divided with headers, photos interspersed throughout add visual breaks to the text, and further demonstrate what is being described. This hub contains minimal additional ads, but they are related to the subject content.


There is a good chance that the picture and the title will draw someone in to find out more about this article. This demonstrates the need to carefully pick photos and titles for your hubs.


An Old Tennessee Barn
An Old Tennessee Barn | Source

10. Barns of Tennessee - Photo Gallery by My Minds Eye53 (This hub is no longer available)

This photo gallery hub is an excellent example of a hub where the author used photos that they themselves had taken. The photos are visually appealing, and because they are placed in thumbnail arrangements, a lot of beautiful photos are displayed without causing a congested appearance. The hub has a wonderful introduction that shouts country - just the exact place that you would expect to find a barn. The hub is broken up into segments with headings that let the reader know what to expect. There are no ads in this hub.

Although this hub is no longer available, creating a gallery of beautiful photos that you have taken using verbiage to describe something about them is a great example of what can be done.


11. 5 Delicious and Healthy Meals for Kids by Melovy

This food and recipe hub, written for the Weekly Topic of Inspiration, is a great example of what is expected from the Hub Of the Day. It is very well written from the great introductory paragraph that explains to the reader what information will be shared, and continues all the way to the very end. This hub is visually appealing and very well illustrated through the use of the author's very own photographs. It is broken up nicely with headers above each section preparing the reader for what will come next. It also has side bars with additional information attractively added to the hub. This hub has minimal related ads.


A small vegetable garden can save money on your grocery budget.
A small vegetable garden can save money on your grocery budget. | Source

12. Decreasing Food Costs by Gardening by davenmidtown (Hub has been taken down by author.)

This gardening hub has a good introductory paragraph explaining what will be discussed. It is also broken up into sections with headers making it easier to read and preparing the reader for the information that will be shared next. This hub also contains additional gardening links if the reader would care to learn more on the subject. The author's original photography not only makes the hub visually appealing, but adds pictorial details that enhance the text. This hub has no additional ads.



As you can tell from the above list of 12 hubs, many different types of hubs covering many different topics are considered and chosen as Hub of the Day winners.


When you write a quality hub, both you and your hub are winners.
When you write a quality hub, both you and your hub are winners. | Source

Winning Hubs!

Although this may seem like a lot of requirements to be concerned with in order to have a hub selected as Hub of the Day, all of these requirements make your hubs exemplary hubs - hubs worthy of notice. Even if your hub is never selected as hub of the day, after following the above guidelines, you and your hubs will still be considered winners!

So, now I hope that many of you will soon find yourself in the winner's circle and enjoying the limelight as it shines on you when your hub is chosen as hub of the day.

This poll was added in April 2013.

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Comments: "How to Have Your Hub Selected as Hub of the Day" 53 comments

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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

WOW! What an awesome source of information. Although the FAQ's are stated in HubPages, it's always wonderful to have great illustrations and examples. This definitely deserve to be Hub of the Day! :) Voted up and sharing!!!!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

This was great! I always enjoy the HOTD...you have excellent ideas (I lol at the thumbs up photo!)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Some great sample hubs on there, homestead! This is great information. I think I'm basically doing all these things, but there is one thing I'm not sure about. What does the part about the picture mean, the first image filling the full dimension of the "carousel on the homepage"? Not sure what that means. In the meantime, I'll just keep producing hubs as best I can. Thanks for writing this hub. I've been looking for it!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

HS, you amaze me with the amount of time and work you put into your hubs. This has wonderful information for newbies and experienced alike. I am still trying to get my pictures right. Also, I read and reread my hubs, but inevitably I miss a typo. Fortunately, someone usually points it out to me, which thrills me so I can go back and change it. The hub love here is extraordinary. The hubs of the day you chose are from amazing hubbers! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Votes and shared!! :-)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Rusticliving - thanks so much for your kind words. I truly hopes this inspires someone to create a hub that will be selected!

RealHousewife - That was a great thumbs up photo, wasn't it? Just imagine Simone's face there and it is perfect.

Victoria Lynn - The verbiage in the guidelines says: "A first image that will fill the full dimensions of the carousel that appears on our homepage for signed-out visitors" If you look at that carousel, the pictures are taller than wide, and they are pretty large. This would mean that the first image would need to be taller than wide, but also high enough in quality that it would not become pixelated if enlarged. And yes, your hubs are definitely HOTD quality!

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wow--what a complete picture you provide! Really, really nice!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Since I have read the secret, I'm going to win another hub of the day. LOL


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This really explains a lot! And your examples were the perfect touch. Great reading and a great answer to the question.


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Magdelene 4 years ago from Okotoks

Wow, completely awesome Hub. Phenomenal Hub, love the look and the information that you have provided. Voted up and useful. I hope to one day be able to produce this quality of work.


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Bukarella 4 years ago

Most of it I knew and understood before, but participating in WTI is something I didn't think of before. Up and Useful. Thank you.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are great tips Cindy! I've often wondered how to get another one of these awards as well. And now I know. Thanks for the mention. It certainly would be awesome if your hub about hub of the day won the hub of the day award!


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viking305 4 years ago from Ireland

Thank you for a very informative and interesting article. You have covered every conceivable requirement to get a hub chosen as Hub of the day.

Thanks for SHARING. Up and awesome


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

This is a very useful hub. And thanks for including one of mine! I have never written a hub thinking it might be Hub of the day, but I want it to be something that people will want to read, and as you say in the last paragraph that’s what it’s all about really. We need our hubs to be read by a much wider audience than just hub pages, and the staff have a pretty good idea what works, so it’s worth taking note of their suggestions.

This hub is beautifully illustrated. I love your pretty section breaks. Some day I really would love to learn how to do these - I tried to but fell over at the first hurdle because I don’t know how to use Powerpoint or Photoshop! So I’s slowly learning them first.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

sholland10 - Thank you so much for your kind words.

AudreyHowitt - thank you!

Vinaya Ghimire- good luck to you. I hope you do get the opportunity to have another selected.

PegCole17 - thank you so much!

Magdelene - thank you so much for your generous comments!

Thank all of your for taking the time to read this hub!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Wow! What an informative and comprehensive hub. I've sent it to my FB-profile to be studied :)

Voted up and awesome.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Bukarella - I am glad that I may have been able to shed a little more light this subject.

Millionaire Tips - Thanks Shasta! I would be great for that to happen wouldn't it?

viking305 - I hope that this will indeed help someone to be selected. I definitely could not think of anything else to address.

Melovy - thank you so much for your generous compliments. I have never written a hub to be selected as hub of the day, and if I had, it probably would not have worked. I just try to do my best!

Thanks all of your for taking time out of your busy schedules to read.


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Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

Excellent hub with wonderful tips! The layout is great and I am sure it does answer the many questions people have about the hub of the day. I am sure this one will win :) Voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wonderfully written and a great guide to writing successful hubs. Thanks for posting. Voted up!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

MartieCoetser - I am glad that you enjoyed the hub!

Dawn Conklin - Thanks for the vote of confidence!

teaches12345 - Thanks so much for your kind words.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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molometer 4 years ago

A very thorough and detailed hub on the requirements needed to write a hub of the day.

The added bonus is that writing in this way, means that we cover the topic in depth.

Hopefully all the answers are on one page, that the reader could wish for.

This hub does that in spades.

Well researched and written Cindy.

Voted up interesting and useful.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

molometer - if we learn to write our hubs in this way, both our hubs and us will be winners. Thanks so much for your generous compliments. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Here goes another Hub in your folder~I have to go back and reread. How can you publish a Hub without any ads? I thought they were just "automatic". Great Hub, thanks.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

mary615 - when I said no ads, I was referring to Amazon and Ebay ads. But you can select no ads for a hub. This is done under settings and then selecting ad level to be none. If this is chosen, no ads will be on the hub, and no revenue will be generated by that hub.

Great question.


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greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

This is another awesome hub from you, with very good compilation of info and references/links


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

greatstuff - I am pleased that you enjoyed this collection!


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lctodd1947 4 years ago from USA

Excellent job writing this article. This one is bound to get the hub of the day....great work and great explanations. Thank you for posting.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Well-written guidance on getting the hub of the day. Getting the hub of the day adds a feather to one's cap!

Thank u for sharing. Useful and voted up.


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thesingernurse 4 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

Wow! What an awesome guide for bagging that "Hub of the Day" title. Thank you for sharing!


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

I rarely sign in to Hubpages via the home page, so I usually see the HOTD only on the side of the home page after I've signed into the site. As such, I forgot about the Carousel reference.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Hi Cindy. I wanted to let you know that this hub made my favorites list this week. (March 4) I don't think that will take you out of the running for Hub of the Day. Congratulations!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

lctodd1947 - I am pleased that you enjoyed the article!

ishwaryaa22 - here's hoping this will help you get a feather in your cap!

thesingernurse - Here' hoping that you too will be able to "bag" this accolade!

FloraBreenRobison - I have not really paid that much attention to the carousel pics myself!

Millionaire Tips - Thanks for the shout out, I really appreciate it!


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

As always, you give great advice, present everything professionally and understadsbly, and you show us by example how to aim for the highest quality here. Such a great hub! I like the layout, and it's so helpful to see the sample hubs you included, because it's easy to see that any topic can be given that honor. Thanks for writing this! Voted up, awesome, useful and interesting.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Wow! What a great explanation with perfect pictures and format. I have written on the same subject but mine looks like crap in compare to yours. I am bookmarking this one. Definitely voting up awesome and useful!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome Hub! You covered the Question from every angle. Voted up!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Marcy Goodfleisch - I am glad that you noticed that any kind of hub could win this accolade. I hear many people complain that it always seems to be a recipe hub. As you can see, and as you pointed out, the hub types are varied!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Urmilashukla23 - Thank you so much for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

Anamika S - I hope it will help more people come up with a winning hub!

Thank both of you for stopping by!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Cindy, one of my goals, how I would love to have 'hub of the day'

I am going to bookmark and 'study' this hub, what an interesting and awesome guide, thank you and voted up!

Best wishes Lesley


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Jen's Solitude 4 years ago from Delaware

Well your hub is much appreciated. I noticed the Hub of the Day feature but had not thoroughly investigated it. Now I have a new respect for all those chosen as I can see how much work and time was spent accomplishing such an honor. Thank you for your hard work as well!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Movie Master - Best wishes to the fulfillment of this wish for you. Here's hoping that you too will receive a hub of the day accolade.

Jen's Solitude - It is an honor to have one selected for sure. I am glad that I was able to provide you with a guide to discover more about it.

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Well, if it were up to me (and I wish it were!) this would definitely be picked as a Hub of the Day. I don't think you left a single stone unturned in your efforts to educate us on what is required to earn the coveted HOTD award. Thanks!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Donna - Thanks for the compliment. I really appreciate it. Here's hoping you too will soon win the coveted Hub of the Day accolade. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

Oh wow homesteadbound, this hub is a winner! The detailed information is incredible.

I have never been lucky enough to be selected for Hub of the Day but I know people who have, and their hubs have been amazing.

I wandered how it was possible for HP staff to come across all the great hubs, but those who have entered contests/posted on forums bring their's to attention. Then it's a case of being good enough, the way you described here.

Great hub as always - voting up :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Emma Harvey - I look forward to see one of your hubs selected as Hub of the Day winners. I am pleased that you enjoyed this. Thanks so much!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Excellent advice and ideas Cindy. I do believe I have done most of the "tips" but have never had an HOTD. BUT, one day I will, I will, I will :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

I believe that you too will have a hub of the day, Sharyn! You are such a great writer. I look forward to the day when I see it. Keep doing what you are doing and it will happen. There are so many writers to choose from and there is no way that they are able to read everyone's stuff. Good luck.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

As usual, you have given us some great tips here. I have a folder of bookmarks for you, but I guess I'll have to find a place to store them since we are going to loose the bookmarks soon. I'm sorry about that. Thanks for all this good info.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Another tip for you mary615. Instead of bookmarks, I have started using, right click and save page as, then selecting an Web Page, HTML only file. I am not absolutely certain, but I believe that even if someone were to remove their hubs from hubpages, I would still have their file save using this method. This makes it even better than a bookmark and I can create folders and move them around very easily.

I am pleased that you have found my tips to be useful. I love to share information - especially when it is appreciated!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Awesome!!! Very informative and useful. Thanks for sharing this.


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thelma - here's hoping that you have a hub selected as hub of the day very soon!


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Thank you homesteadbound. Have a great weekend!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

You are quite welcome! I hope you have a great weekend as well!


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CyberShelley 4 years ago

Thank you for this information - I am trying to get there and will take your advice to heart! Dislike the 'awesome' word as often it is misused. In this case I will apply it happily!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas Author

CyberShelley - I am pleased that you found this hub to be awesome. I wish you all the luck at having one of yours selected as hub of the day!

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