HubNugget Advice

HubNugget Advice

I have been a member of the ‘Elite Team’ (sic) for a few weeks now and I am very much surprised. Surprised that I have not yet found myself sailing through the air, assisted by the boots of the other ‘Elites’, my journey indicated by a dotted line and a few appropriate cartoon type stars and exclamation signs. How these clear and ruthless thinkers, these ‘Elites’, with their huge bulging foreheads – which are necessary to accommodate their massive brains - put up with me is a mystery to me.

They are too polite to imply that they have long ceased to be part of that selected small group for which the De Greeks have catered in literary fashion ever since our arrival at the haloed halls of HubPages and they are too cultured to suggest that the De Greeks might perhaps be a teensy weensy bit ivory-skulled. However, their manner is undeniably on the curt side at times and even a man with a less sensitive soul than the De Greeks possess might be somewhat troubled. To be fair though, they have dropped a few hints about the De Greek reluctance to demonstrate sufficient pleasure at the occasional chats with HubPages authority which become necessary because of my occasional lack of decorum. They have, for example, frowned at my discussing my wife’s ass on HubPages.

THE HUBPAGES TEAM with our Glorious Leader

Dignity has tried to resist the panic which is pounding at the door of my soul and shameful, morbid thoughts of suicide have been regular visitors of late. So, in order to calm myself and at the same time make a probably vain attempt to sooth a few Elite feathers and more importantly to avoid the boot, I shall now try to contribute to the high standards of the other ‘Elites’ work by giving advice to newcomers, since by definition HubNuggets are designed to accommodate and encourage neophytes. I ask them only to bear in mind that even though they might consider my approach to the subject to be a reckless and unconsidered one, and might disapprove of my methods, my intentions are pure and I am motivated only by my desire to educate and to kiss ass.


If you are here because you either have a passion for writing or you simply want to improve your writing, then you have come to the right place. There are a number of authors on HubPages who are really made for much better things than just laying around here with the rest of us, but while they are still here we could all benefit by reading their stuff and trying to understand how they do it. Some of the ones I have come across and whom I seriously (and enviously) admire as writers are listed here:


Feline Prophet

First and foremost in my opinion is Feline Prophet. What a writer! She never fails to interest, whatever subject she decides to write on. If you want to learn to write, make sure that you read all of her hubs with religious care.

Pam Roberson

Pam is one of those naturally talented people who do not, I think, fully understand how gifted they truly are. Her writing is poetic and inspiring and I for one have learned from her.


I am fond of saying that plagiarizing tonymac04 should become permissible by an act of Parliament. He is that good, especially when he writes about the heroes of South Africa, who fought Apartheid with courage and consistency under very dangerous conditions.


What a talent this man has. Do yourself a favor and read every single one of his hubs, especially his humorous hubs and the ones about how to write a novels and/or short stories.


Though she has stopped writing of late, JamaGenee is one truly talented author.

****And if you are into poetry, then you are in luck.


To paraphrase the immortal Tennyson:

To doubt her fairness were to want an eye,
To doubt her pureness were to want a heart

To doubt her intelligence were to want a brain

For large her violet eyes looked, and her bloom
A rosy dawn kindled in stainless heavens,
And round her limbs, mature in womanhood;
And slender was her hand and small her shape;

In other words, simply a Goddess, both in appearance and in poetic talent.


One of Ken’s poems was so good that I thought he was quoting from some well known poet.

Petra Vlah

I have come to realize why Petra is an often published poet in Romania, after she overcame her language reservations and decided to write poetry in English. What a treat it is to read her poetry.


A versatile poet who often demostrates his immense talent with humorous material.




Habee is not only literate and writes extremely well, but a very competent marketer. If you are not averse to a few dollars, you would do well to try and learn from her.

Zsuzsy Bee

Another gifted writer for whom making money seems to come secondary, but nevertheless appears to know how to do it.


A lot of people are here with the primary purpose of making an extra income and do not very much care about literary achievements. Some talented people have taken the trouble to show them how to earn those extra dollars.

A very good story about making money on HubPages, was written by


And another by

Rebecca E.

Rebecca is a really talented person and you can benefit from her talent here:

If you are not impressed with any of the above, then all I can say is that you are pretty hard to please. But if you DO visit them, then please do let them know that they are mentioned here, as it may give them a small measure of satisfaction to know how much they are appreciated, at least by me.

A Wonderfully Talented New Writer

I am particularly thankful to Gypsy Willow  for introducing me to a newcomer who is likely to leave his mark on HubPages and possibly leave the rest of us panting in his dust. I refer to  Johnny Parker, who can be found here:


Sane Advice

The Voice of Sanity regarding human relationships MUST be that of DawnM at

Other Talents

The list here is not exhaustive by any means. There are many other talented writers here on HubPages from whom we could learn and whom we SHOULD encourage to continue to write. Please do not be economical with your praise if you come across a good author and if you do, please come back and tell us here so that we can all go and visit them.

Vote for Talented New Writers!

Finally, please do not be discouraged at the beginning. It will take some time to make solid friendships with people who have the same interest as you do.

And you can start searching for future new friends by visiting this week’s candidates for the HubNuggets competition and voting for your favorite one.


Dimitris Mita

De Greek

Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?

  • 40% Does it work? Tales of the Ouija Board
  • 9% Sevens! A fun family card game.
  • 9% The 5 Best Electric Go Kart Toys for Kids
  • 16% Vintage American Postcards
  • 19% Teacup Piggies Toy Are New Tea cup Pig Toys
  • 9% Creating your own Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game Scenarios
58 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Entertainment and Media nominees is your favorite?

  • 35% Mommy, Why is Superman in His Underwear?
  • 4% Violin Lessons Make Good Sense
  • 6% The Many Faces of Vinent Price
  • 7% What is irish dance?
  • 7% Be Your Own Dentist: Self-Dentistry For Dummies
  • 41% Top 12 Inspirational Films of COMEDY & DRAMA
85 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?

  • 27% How to appear busy at work when you’re not
  • 27% Time Management: How to Manage Your Workflow Effectively
  • 10% America's Newest Sweatshops? Crowdsourcing
  • 14% Double Irish - Siphoning Corporate Taxes Away from the USA
  • 6% How To Have Power In Your Communication
  • 16% How to find happiness in a miserable job
49 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


For those who believe my comments that I step on cats’ tails, that I consider myself to be a new Genghis Khan or a Napoleon, that I am a man of steel, that I am the re-incarnation of Einstein, that I am in conflict with other ‘Elites', PLEASE note that such comments are made tongue-in-cheek and are not to be taken seriously :-)))

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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

De Greek,I consider you the re-incarnation of Chris Gardner("The Pusuit of Happyness),an homeless man who makes it good in the world of which a man's word of his advice can make or break him...or in this case,can be deleted from existence from HubPages,lol;)

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Feline Prophet 6 years ago from India

Step on cats' tails - who, you?!! :D

Thanks for the recommendation, cause my tail to curl in embarrassment yet again! :)

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AnnieRoseVA 6 years ago

Thank you for including my article. I appreciate being in the list.

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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Read and voted! :) Congratulations to all the Hubnuggets nominees! Best of luck to all of you!

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ShazzMojo 6 years ago from Burlington, ON Canada

Huzzah! My Time Management article got nominated! I have a huge grin on my face right now. Thanks to RippleMaker for the heads up.

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Victoria Stephens 6 years ago from London

An entire page filled with the good stuff, Brilliant!!!

Going to go get with reading some of it now, Well done everyone! :-)


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

***** Brother Mentalist , I depend on your sane voice to see me through at times. In any case, you are kind not to say that you consider me the re-incarnation of the devil :-)))

*****FP who has eyes sees, and the truth is self evident to anyone who wants to see it. You are unique :-))

*****AnnieRoseVA it was a team effort, with Young Simone doing most of the work because of my incompetence! :-)

*****ripplemaker as a member of the team, I am not sure that you are allowed to be so enthusiastic ;-))))

******ShazzMojo good luck with the voting :-)

*****Victoria Stephens , it is all the work of Young Simone, who has aged twenty years since I joined the team

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Timstown 6 years ago from New Jersey

Dang... my second Hub Nuggets nomination. I might just have to force myself to get back to writing on here again (and I do mean force, my ADD has seemed to kick back into high gear lately).

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

DG thank you for the mention, however I never would copy or quote another poet's work as my own. You may want to add the link to the poem you mention. Everything I write is original and from my soul yet does reflect other peoples anguished souls from time to time:0)

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carlmikael 6 years ago from Sweden

Sweet! I didn't know there was Hub nominations, awesome, thanks for the recommendation. Great job everyone, now let's bring the violin back in style, i will play a song in celebration for all of ya:)

Hey Timstwon, i hear ya, im gonna go out and run my ADD off and get back to business!

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christopheranton 6 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

It's good to see the way that you encourage people. It shows great generosity of spirit. Some of those you recommend I know, and they are all brilliant. Some of the others I will need to check out when I get the chance.

Thank you for sharing.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

**** Timstown my best wishes for the nomination :-)

****saddlerider1, I understand what you are saying. What I have meant was that your work was so good (in my estimation) that it felt to be of very high professional standard. I meant it as an honest compliment. ;-)

****carlmikael , glad you are pleased :-)

**** Christopher, thank you for your kind words :-)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

A heartfelt tribute to some truly excellent writers - some favorites of mine, as well.

Dmitri, I look forward to the day when you will stop denigrating yourself, and wondering how the bulging-foreheaded elites put up with you on the team. You are such a great addition, Dmitri - a literate and intelligent writer - and I know you are just kidding around, but I am hoping you will soon embrace your own "exalted-ness" (BIG bunch of tongue in cheek here, folks), and just roll with being part of the regular folks on the team.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Get out there and promote your hubs :D:D:D

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Thank you De Greek for you clarification, I just didn't want a misunderstanding, thank you again for the compliment:0)

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Alas, I don't have a bulging forehead - it must have leaked out my ears....

Wonderful selection of Wannabes :D read and voted!! Congrats to all the nominees! Get out there and promote, promote!

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

DG - Admiration is not far from being run out of town on a rail, is it? A thin and wavering line. Nevertheless, selecting and presenting your fine examples of literary production for new writers here is the ultimate redemption. You are admired anew by the populace.

Besides, many of the Elite might not be able to lift a leg high enough to match the doling of consequences suggested in the first educational graphic! I would need to bus in one of my contingents and that's too expensive...

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Oh, really - first we have bulging foreheads, and now we're decrepit! Oh my! I shall have to head out to the gym and recitfy that - wouldn't want to miss out on a good a**-kicking!

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Now you know why I turned down the offer to become a Hub pages Elite. My forehead didn't qualify and I certainly am to decrepit to lift my foot that high. ha ha ha...I liked that RedElf...

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

RedElf if I stop teasing you guys "and just roll with being part of the regular folks on the team" where would be the fun in that? I am patiently waiting until you lot start teasing back :-)))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

saddlerider1 you are welcome. I wrote this two weeks ago and I am too lazy to play around with it too much now :-))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Enelle Lamb, so much modesty for one of the exalted ones is not appropriate. Where is the fun if there is nothing to joke about? :-))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Patty, so the next step is for me to expect to be tarred and feathered? :-)))

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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

Thank you so much DG,

Being acknowledged and recommended by you is a great honor and adds another sunny, splendid day to this beautiful vacation I so much enjoy.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

And superglued to a totem pole and made to list to bad rhyme...

RedElf - claws in the leg always do very nicely.

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well I am certainly not making any money here at hubpages and I am struggling to make ends meet in my personal life because I live alone and on the poverty level - but that said - I have no regrets and only great feelings about Hubpages. And let's face it -people make it or break it - there are some unbelievably pretentious people here at the Hub - but luckily they are outweighed by the sheer joy and enthusiasm of so many many people like you kind sir who has always supported me with decency, integrity, charm and wit - and for that I call you a first class gentleman who is revered and loved by his family, friends and peers!!!!

Always nice to be recognized - even better to be respected!!!!

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Christopher Price 6 years ago from Vermont, USA


Like Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner in The Mikado, once again you "have a little list, and no one will be missed".

If the analogy holds, perhaps it is just as well I have "missed the cut".


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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Patty, I have always found the jugular a more attractive target, but I will restrain myself out of regard for you.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Petra, glad you are having a good time. When are you coming back? They plan to stone me here! :-))

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

As always, you are "da bomb"! I'm honored to be mentioned in such wonderful company. Thank you, my friend!

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Dimitris, you've over-praised me and I can only think you're into the tongue-in-cheek business again or are just paying respects to my age! Thank you most of all for including me. I am honored and humbled. Now if I can only figure out a way to either live up to it or live it down! I'm at a loss at the moment to know which, due to being totally overwhelmed.

There is one other possibility. Moments before I sat down here at the computer I was trying to read a message on my cellphone (which I thought was an unjustified notification of a charge it said had been automatically paid - so you can understand my rush and lack of checking out the path for obstacles, as I normally would) and consequently, I ran full-speed a-HEAD into the edge of a door, making a knot on my head and also scraping the hand holding the phone. There is every likelihood that I am hallucinating, in other words, and that those ever-so-kind & flattering words are simply part of the ongoing ringing in my head!

But I know I read correctly about the new Hubnugget competition so I have my work cut out: I need to toddle back and read some more of those great Hubnugget nominations. So far, the one I've read is outstanding! Just thinking what a pleasure to have several more to brighten my day, diminish the knot on the head and calm my racing heart. And if the praise you wrote really does outlast the knot on my cranium, - to revel in it a bit before returning to the salt mines to try to live up (or down) to it! ;->

Thank you. You were most generous!! :-))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Patty and RedElf my jokes are not THAT bad are they? Are they? Are they????? :-)))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Colin, your reference to money must be apropos to something I have read elsewhere today, but if so, do not let it worry you :-)))

You have GREAT TALENT! And I envy you. :-)))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Christopher, I have come to weary of what I say publicly on HubPages, so I shall hold my tongue :-))

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Habee, I spy on you to learn how to do it. The writing thing I mean :-)))


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, be assured that every word is genuine and heartfelt. You are a Goddess and you are a TALENTED Goddess at that. In poetry as well as painting.

I truly enjoy reading your poems. Your long stories... only sometimes :-)))

AND Natalie fully agrees with me :-)

Oh, and I am sure that you will enjoy the new author Johnny Parker. Someone please tell him that he is mentioned here :-)

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Hm - well - I hear that writing longgggg stories is a primary symptom of traumatic bumps on head and/or chronic hallucinogenic writobia. But thank you for any morsel of praise for my writing. It's a challenging group, y'know. Goddessing is a more limited arena and I know I'm far behind the ones with whom you are in regular contact on a daily basis, so I wouldn't dream of vying for that status, but thank you for the nod. (just as I suspected - a respectful nod to age. LOL)

Thank Natalie for me - I love her. I have Johnny Parker on my list to be visited.

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JamaGenee 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Thanks for the most welcome compliment, DG! I'm humbled to be included in such a talented group. When my current rollercoaster Real Life slows down a bit, I'll be back to writing about it here and elsewhere. Nice to know that I haven't been forgotten! ;D

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Joanna, I have read your stories and I know what great talent you have. It saddens me that you do not make more use of it. Really...

How is our grandson? :-)))

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

RedElf - The Four-Footed Flying Pounce to the throat is a tremendous technique, of course, and was always envied of you by Chief Flying Don Eagle, who had only two feet.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

I am not coming to work tomorrow. You guys are too aggressive for me. AND let's not forget beautiful :-)

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

I left a trail of cookie crumbs for Johnny Parker to trace back here. He really is well worth visiting!! Way above the median for really witty writing and a fun choice of subject - the one I read, at any rate.

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dawnM 6 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

De Greek, I am truly honored to be on your page and of sane advice, I will keep the torch burning with new found information on my favorite topic marriage and intimacy. They could not have picked a better man for the job De Greek!

Thank-you Nellieanna for the heads up.

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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

Beautiful and deadly, is that it? :)

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RedElf 6 years ago from Canada

Yes, well if he doesn't get the coffee made and the rubbish bin scrubbed, he'll find out how deadly.

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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I have some chores to add to that list...can I please?? Can I??

You know, I find it ever so much fun to leap for their legs from the floor and kinda hang there for a while before climbing the rest of the way up :D

Did you know that ALL cats are beautiful? *blink-blink*

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Why do I have to do all the dirty jobs ALL the time? Making the coffee, vacuuming the carpet, feeding the cats, shining the shoes of our Great Leader... When am I going to be allowed to play on the computer?

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Tinsky 6 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

Thank you for the nomination. When I found out I wanted to tell my entire family at home, but they were asleep last night already and I'm still waiting for them to wake up!

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Shadesbreath 6 years ago from California

Well, I for one am still glad you discussed your wife's ass, your pugilistic proclivities, and all sorts of the rest of the truisms you do, whether deemed indecorous or not. I hoist my beer to you and your indecorousness if that's a word, and if it's not a word, even better. (And I hoist it a second time to the nod in my direction up there, that's very kind, kind sir. Thanks)

tiffany delite 6 years ago

read and voted! blessings!

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Tinsky, it is the team that has nominated you. Now it's up to you to get those relatives voting :-)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

John, you don't need me to tell you how good you are, but I just cannot help myself. :-)))

And I join you by raising my own glass. Health and happiness :-)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

tiffany delite, thank you for joining in the fun :-)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna and Dawn, I skipped over your comments for some reason - sorry. Many thanks for passing by :-)

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Video Rewind 6 years ago from A Video Store Near You

I understand afew persons have come my way via you, so I would like to thank you for that, as well as the HubNuggets nominations. Thank you!

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

The responsibility lies with the Beautiful Elites. I am the ugly one and I simply do what they tell me. I have to bring them their coffee, buy their cigarettes, clean their shoes... Life is not worth living, I tell you :-)

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okmom23 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

Great article! An invaluable addition to hubpages, thank you for sharing.

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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Most of the writers you listed are favorites of mine as well, not only as writers but as awesome human beings, the ones I don't know, will check them out. I voted in the different catogories, and had to vote for the Ouija article, the paronormal is a favorite subject one mine!

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barbergirl28 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I am so excited for the nomination... I am just about speechless. Believe me... that takes alot. Thanks for noticing me! :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

**** okmom23, thank you for passing by and for your comment :-)

**** Marie the choices for the competition were made by the Beautiful Ones. I just do what they tell me. They don't even use my name you know. They just call me "Hey You, where's my coffee" :-)

**** barbergirl28, good luck with the voting :-)

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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

My cats expressed serious concern about above mentioned accident, they were afraid (especially my witchy cat) that I might accidentally copy suggested behaviour, inspired by your text. I had assure them that this will never happen and just signed consensus about non-attacking cats after long meeting that lasted whole afternoon and night. After I have informed them about your announcement, they finally went to---hunting the birds, very sure that I will not kick anybodie`s ass, after finding horrible mess (half-eaten bird) in the living room.

Very interesting choice of HubNuggets, voted and enjoyed in your Hub, had laugh as usual, thank you.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Tatjana over here we are ruled by a cat who does not negotiate, nor does it take any prisoners :-)

Thanks for passing by.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Anyone work for the "elite' who answer emails?

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

I am just the coffee boy :-))

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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Congrats to all the nominees. Make sure you go out there and promote your hub. Tom, Dick and Harry can also vote even if they're not hubpages members yet. Read all the nominee hubs with pleasure... voting as always was not as much fun because the hubs were all just too good...

As for kicking Ass... Sir De Greek you've done it once again. This being a kick ass hub as the beginning picture clearly points out.

Thanks for the mention by-the way. The on-going harping about the 'huge bulging forehead' I get the hint and I'm working on it, okay?... whatever knowledge (if there ever was any) is slowly leaking out with each hub that I write... (ooooh yuk brain seepage) I might have a couple of dozen hubs left in me to share then you will have to call me 'huge concave forehead'

As for teasing you... we all saw your knees when you were wearing the knickerbockers a few weeks ago... so... do I need to say anymore???

Oh by-the-way just in case you didn't know, stepping on kitty tails is frowned upon...

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tlpoague 6 years ago from USA

I loved your hub De Greek. I thought the whole point of hubpage elites were to have the bulging foreheads. I must have missed a memo somewhere. I had my ego knocked down by my daughter. All this time I thought some of my hubs were pretty humorous (Even if they lean a little to the sick and demented.) till I read a few of hers. I told her that as soon as she turns 18 this week for her birthday she could start her own hubpage.

Now it is time for me to lick my wounds and come up with some better material. Thanks for the wonderfully entertaining hub. I enjoyed it!

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ShazzMojo 6 years ago from Burlington, ON Canada

I have to admit, I'm still tickled about being nominated. Although explaining to my Dad how to vote was an exercise in patience. "Click on the link, Dad. No CLICK on the link!"

@ tipoague - nice comment! Be proud your 'little one' follows in your footsteps.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


**** Zsuzsy Bee, you have found free time to breath at last? :-)

**** Hi there tlpoague, it is always a pleasure when our children turn out better at something than ourselves :-))

**** ShazzMojo, we of the elder generation are a bit like that unfortunately :-)

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Pam Roberson 6 years ago from Virginia

Oh my man of steel! How happy I am to see you've reached your proper station on HubPages! ;)

But to see that I haven't been forgotten truly touched me. Thank you dear De Greek.

Reading this was like having warm sunshine pouring over me. It was hysterical. Thank you! And I salute the other fine writers you've highlighted. :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


Hi Pam, my Love, nice to see you again. When will you write one of your brilliant hubs for us? :-)


And Lorne, good to meet you :-)

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

De Greek, I think I was absent the day they handed out the bulging foreheads. I think you recieved mine.

Read, voted, enjoyed, laughed and loved.

Everybody, Please VOTE.

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wilderness 6 years ago from Boise, Idaho

As always, De Greek, I very much enjoy reading your hubs whether written by a bulging forehead or not. Even whether or not kitty tails are squashed.

I must say, however, that this hub very nearly caused a heart attack while perusing your list of hubbers with interest. Interestingly, I had seen and read from most of your list and was enjoying the read when my own avatar popped up with a link to my effort to return something to the people at HubPages. The shock of being included in that very elite group was was enormous, and I am very honored and humbled. Thank you.

Now if I can only convince my wife that it was an intentional act on your part and not connected to any peculiar form of HubPages insanity. A difficult task as all we hubbers are perhaps a any case!

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Great Hub De Greek, thanks for compiling this week's nominees for us. I've voted. Again, great job! :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


**** Gals, I am so glad that you liked it. One is not really satisfied until the Elites give teh thumbs up :-)))


**** Wilderness, just send the cheque where we have ageed :-)))


**** MG, Many thanks and thank you for joining in teh fun :-)

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wilderness 6 years ago from Boise, Idaho

LOL. It's in the mail, sir! :-)

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markbennis 6 years ago

Another fine example of what it takes to become Elite here on HP ;)

My votes have been cast, let the games begin!

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Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

Voted, shared with followers and posted to FB. It was a great hub and Congrats to all Nominees :)

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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Some good ones here - hard to pick. Thanks for the opportunity to meet these new Hubbers.

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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I enjoyed this weeks read. Well done to a good compilation :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


***** markbennis, as you can see, part of being Elite on HubPages is singing the praises of our Great Leader. But no one has made comment on the images of him up top! :-)))

***** Cagsil you should be working here. MANY thanks :-))

***** suziecat7 thank YOU for passing by :-)

***** Many thanks to you too shazwellyn for taking the trouble to pass by and to comment :-)

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EllenDean 6 years ago from Austin

This is my first Hubnugget vote...Such a difficult choice! I read them and voted. Thanks very much. It's also a great opportunity to see what other new hubbers are up to.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi Ellen, thanks for taking part for the first time. Hope to see you many times more :-)

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QudsiaP1 6 years ago

I voted in hubnuggets for the first time today. Even though it has been 7 weeks since I joined, I still consider myself as a new hubber, as there is always something new to learn.

I do have a question though, how does one get nominated, or well how does one even know if one is nominated? Is it possible that at some point I was nominated and I did not know?

These are just some of the things, I am curious about. I love hubpages. :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

We Elites (and here you remove your hat and rise in reverence), choose from amongst all the Hubs from newbies of any one week and we propose our choices to the Elite handling that week's competition. Then, a brainy girl on HubPages called Simone let's all the candidates know, so that they can get their friends and relatives to vote for them. Simple :-)

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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Late congratulations on a great job once again, De Greek.

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi there Denise. You too? No comment about Our Great Leader? :-))

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msorensson 6 years ago

ahumn...I want to laugh so hard but I am about to go to sleep..

A little humility would do, Dimi..oh such a lovely nickname I borrowed shamelessly from drbj...

Oh.. Daizets Teitaru Suzuki wrote "Borrowed plumage never grows" Dimi.

Oh dear...I agree with all of your choices!! Oh I am sooo fortunate to be in the presence of such talents. Bravo!!

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Melinda, I cannot grow my own plumage as I do not have any, so I must steal from others :-)) Kiss you :-))

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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Wow De Greek you can write a bohoemeth! Thanks for all the heads up on these writers, I'm familiar with Petra and Zsusy but the rest are new to me. Congrats on writing about your wife's good parts, mine has some nice curves as well!



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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Hi there Nastrovia Ben, and thank you for passing by and your kind words :-)

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Ah yes what a delighful collection of writers. To bad I missed the voting this time around. I'll be on my toes next go a bout. Happy Holidays to the De Greek family and friends. Peace, Love and Joy, :)

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Like Katie I'm a bit late here. Always was rather slow on the uptake! Forgive me for that, will you? Well if you don't, you know what you can do, LOL!

An entertaining read to be sure and thanks for the intros to some interesting new writers (at least they're new to me!).

My best to your lovely lady and get those damned tickets, will you? LOL!

Love and peace


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author

Brother Tony, no to worry. I have been away myself :-)))

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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

We, who are new or fairly new here on Hubpages, appreciate informative articles such as this. We each want to feel like we are a part of the HP family and attribute something of value. For myself, being introduced to the "elite team" and each members responsibilities was an act of kindess for which I would like to say - "Thank You".

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK Author


Ahhhh... how kind you are Vocalcoach. In my last Hub, I have made a list of most of the people I follow myself, who are distinguished by their kindness and generosity. You will not loose by meeting them :-)


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