HubMob past contest inspiration for newbie hubbers

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Arr - My first few photos I owned and used for my first Hub Contest

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As a newbie to HubPages, this was my place to write. After one month, HubPages hosted a contest for finding buried treasure in a writer's townPirate Maps and Buried Treasure was a fun theme for the first contest I entered as a newbie on HubPages
As a newbie to HubPages, this was my place to write. After one month, HubPages hosted a contest for finding buried treasure in a writer's town
As a newbie to HubPages, this was my place to write. After one month, HubPages hosted a contest for finding buried treasure in a writer's town | Source
Pirate Maps and Buried Treasure was a fun theme for the first contest I entered as a newbie on HubPages
Pirate Maps and Buried Treasure was a fun theme for the first contest I entered as a newbie on HubPages | Source

Contests, and the weekly HubMob, finding buried treasure

This is a Hub I wrote during a HubMob Writers Contest held my third month on HubPages, I did write Hubs with content for finding 'treasure' businesses in our town. I felt the need to encourage other newbies who were trying to learn how to work this contest, abide by all of the rules, and comply with all of the requirements. Today November 11, 2010, I have learned a lot since then, but this Hub does have good information and helps for the newbie. So...read on.

Arr. "Hub" Marks the Spot. Finding buried treasure. September 1, 2010

I was pumped about this contest. The theme of finding buried treasure in my town, and writing about gave me a solid direction for writing Hubs. By finding buried treasure around my own town, I was able to easily find material to write about

Princessa was the Hub Team Member who first published the contest, and helped explain the process. Simone Smith was instrumental in posting the link for entering each Hub wanted into the Contest Hub Forum.

In stories of faith and success, an extra little push often converts the impossible to a quasi-miracle change. One pot of chili will feed 80 because of faith and a wave of garlic over the pot.

There are parables and stories of every People the World over who have told about sowers and reapers.

Karma is a wonderful example.

Those who never sow, but hold on to old seeds, will eventually starve.

Only by planting seeds, and sweat equity a planter reap rewards.

The miracle of planting one seed is that what we reap is multiplied. We get a lot more than we contribute initially.

Thanks to HubPages, and the HubMob I started out writing 2 Hubs for that contest. Since that time, I have written over 50 Hubs about great treasures buried in Little Rock, North Little Rock, and am expanding to the entire State of Arkansas

In 2010 the U.S. Economy was struggling. The economy was trying to recover, but it required effort and care from all of us.

Small businesses had been hit especially hard in the past few years. Consumers had become more careful about spending money. Those paying cash, those who had not lived on credit, but we have paid our way. Those thrifty few, have a little cash saved.

In order to assist in our Nation's economic recovery we had to look for ways to boost our local economy..

By using our money as seed, we plant it in our Communities.

Our Taverns, Restaurants, and other Service Industries are buried treasures.

Our economy needed a good cash infusion. As a Hubber, I found myself in a unique position to help my ailing community and small businesses. By making this investment I received traffic, and interest to my published work, growing readers, and fellow writers. Many winners.



The September 2010 HubPages contest launched me into a direction for promoting tourism in Central Arkansas

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The Old Statehouse Museum, near the Peabody Hotel downtown Little Rock, ARHibernia Irish Tavern, Little Rock, AR - My first restaurant review - Hub Sticky FingerzSticky Fingerz outside patioThis was the contest caption for HubPages Marks the Spot 9/2010My winning Hub in the HubPages Marks the Spot Contest 9/2010 Doe's Eat PlaceHogg's Meat Market & Catering were glad to let me highlight their home owned businessBox Turtle in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock let me practice on them. The Little Rock 9, a sculpture near the Arkansas State Capitol honoring the brave students who helped desegregate Central High SchoolMy favorite dragon at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, ARThe Little Rock State Fair was a fun Hub to gather material for
The Old Statehouse Museum, near the Peabody Hotel downtown Little Rock, AR
The Old Statehouse Museum, near the Peabody Hotel downtown Little Rock, AR | Source
Hibernia Irish Tavern, Little Rock, AR - My first restaurant review - Hub
Hibernia Irish Tavern, Little Rock, AR - My first restaurant review - Hub | Source
Sticky Fingerz
Sticky Fingerz | Source
Sticky Fingerz outside patio
Sticky Fingerz outside patio | Source
This was the contest caption for HubPages Marks the Spot 9/2010
This was the contest caption for HubPages Marks the Spot 9/2010 | Source
My winning Hub in the HubPages Marks the Spot Contest 9/2010 Doe's Eat Place
My winning Hub in the HubPages Marks the Spot Contest 9/2010 Doe's Eat Place | Source
Hogg's Meat Market & Catering were glad to let me highlight their home owned business
Hogg's Meat Market & Catering were glad to let me highlight their home owned business | Source
Box Turtle in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock let me practice on them.
Box Turtle in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock let me practice on them. | Source
The Little Rock 9, a sculpture near the Arkansas State Capitol honoring the brave students who helped desegregate Central High School
The Little Rock 9, a sculpture near the Arkansas State Capitol honoring the brave students who helped desegregate Central High School | Source
My favorite dragon at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AR
My favorite dragon at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, AR | Source
The Little Rock State Fair was a fun Hub to gather material for
The Little Rock State Fair was a fun Hub to gather material for | Source

Seed spending will result in a circle of giving, production, and prosperity. It is not hard to spend money when it is appreciated.

It is easier to give good hospitality and service to an appreciative and expectant audience.

If our small businesses and big ones too for that matter, realize that they are being evaluated for service, product and capabilities, they are going to offer better service and products.

Those who do not will rightfully fade away.

I cannot seem to do any good by merely voting in an electoral poll. People who can spend a little cash,(there is not much credit these days) are finally living in a time when their hard earned dollars make a difference.

Oprah Winfrey is one of the best modern day examples I can think of who proves when you give without limit to help others, you cannot help but prosper.

By living a little more, spending a wee bit of this tightly held cash, we will be able to spend

Write on! Find the hidden treasures of your town, join the Hub contests to see if you are eligible, and get to sharing. Read all of the rules follow them.

Make a difference, Seed your economy , and save your city! Bring tourism to your town, and tell them good places to go when they get there.

As a consumer, it feels great to be the person who is not just an every day customer. This is one who can bring you Search Hits, for places to eat, drink and make merry.

If I find a place I don't like, I just don't write about it. It may have been a bad day, week, month or year. They don't need my bad juju too. :8->

Out to Sea!

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The Majestic Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Really nicely written and informative hub. You are right that we have to spread the wealth. If we don't spend in town, we may not have much left in town. We have lost many stores and restaurants in my area of Mtka, Minnesota because of the tough economy.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Minnetonka Twin! It is turning into a very fine adventure!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Give with a glad heart and you will be blessed with much more to enjoy and give more to others. You go girl and my most positive thoughts go with you during your quest! Much Success and Best Wishes, Katie


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Katiem2 You know how to make a girl smile! I have a big day ahead, and I wasn't sure if this type of Hub was okay. You would've told me! Thank You! Thanks for the Blessing! Write On Ms Katiem! Peace and the Best to You


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

What a nice Hub!! I agree you have to spend a little to make a little.

In my State they keep changing the laws so drastically that it is causing small businesses to go under. One of the 'new' laws that was changed that I don't particularly agree with. No smoking in restaurants or bars, or any place that food or drink is served. You must keep a distance of 25 feet if you are a smoker. There are still a lot of smokers out there, granted it may be wrong and bad for our health, but if the bar owner wants to allow smoking, why can't he/she? This new law doesn't give them an option.

As of right now 5 different businesses in one town near where I live has went under because of this law. That is just 1 small town! What about the rest of the State?


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

SweetSusieG, thank you for the great Commentary on your poor town. Write On girlfriend.


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

-What a beautiful hub! You said - of Ms Winfrey - " She owns the wealth, it does not own her." What a marvelous quote this is. Do you know that I love reading your profile? You are an unusual person and I am blessed to have met you here on HP. I wish you success in your writing. Stay close!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank You! Your comment is kind, and I appreciate the feedback. : 0)


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This was helpful I wondered about contests.


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LillyGrillzit 4 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

They have gotten easier over the months. The recipe contest requires you to use recipe capsules. That is easy. Good luck, and thank you for reading and commenting.

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