Psychic HubNuggets: HubNuggets Team Goes to the Psychic Fair

Exciting times round the HubPages - the entire HubNuggets Team has been undergoing intense training as Psychic Mediums - reading Tarot cards, tea leaves, palms, crystal balls, head bumps (Phrenology), and psychic auras; becoming proficient in casting runes, using calligraphy (for automatic writing), attuning crystals, and harnessing the powers of special candles and aromatic oils - as well as attending a workshop in dressing as gypsy fortune tellers. We're off to the Psychic Fair to predict the next eighteen nominees for HubNuggets fame and fortune. Why all the excitement? Well...

Marketing Manager Menayan contacted the whole team early last week - Friday morning, to be exact - right after the Empress Zsuzsy Bee, published her HubNuggets round-up hub. He sounded pleased and, yes, excited, as he outlined his plan for rounding up this week's nominees.

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Maddie and Seer Simone - Image by RedElf, photo from thegypsychronicles.net

Straight from the Swami...

"There's a Psychic Fair in town. "Hubbers" from everywhere will be attending. I'm sure we can harness your team's psychic powers to uncover six nominees in each of the three chosen categories."

He continued, "Manager Maddie and Simone will begin testing each team member for psychic abilities, and make sure each is outfitted to suit your particular discipline. I foresee great things from all of you."

With that, Manager-turned-Swami Jason handed us over to Manager Maddie and Seer Simone to put his plan into action.

We spent hour after countless hour poring over palmistry charts 'til our eyes crossed and our own palms were sweaty. We cast so many runes we must have sounded like a troupe of Flamenco dancers.

We gazed into crystal balls, poised to catch the least flicker of anything. We puzzled over complicated tarot card layouts, trying to distill messages from the ancient meanings.

Within a few short days, we were all at the fair, meeting new people, reading palms, crystal balls, tarot cards, and hubs, in search of six candidates in the first category.

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Enelle Lamb showed a definite flair for runic divination, poring through stacks of ancient tomes crammed with arcane knowledge, in search of answers to some musical questions...

"What was floating in the water?"

"Who sang the Disney hit, The Animal Song ?"

Enelle's research and rune casting revealed that "pets" was hot topic this week, and full of juicy, related keywords.

KoffeeKlatch Gals displayed virtuosos talent passing as a wide variety of tea leaves, from Green, Organic, Herbal, Darjeeling, and Spice, to more traditional blends, including my favorite, Earl Grey. Working undercover as TimeForTea Gals (great disguise!) with a traveling Gypsy Tea Leaf Reader, Gals saw similar results in the cups of many writers, reporting, "Six great hubs to read!"

M'ladyjane1, Tarot Card Reader and Mystic Seer, studied the Major Arcana spread she'd just laid out. Raising her eyes to the writers clustered around her table, she intoned, "The cards have spoken - casting your vote below will decide the top three HubNugget Wannabes in the Pets and Animals category."

Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?

  • 28% Dogs and Children: How to Make Sure Your Kids and Dog Get Along
  • 23% RAVEN-First Nations Trickster or Demon?
  • 11% Reintroducing Top Predators
  • 21% The gratitude of the stray.
  • 2% South African Boerboel
  • 15% Animal Afterlife: Do all Dogs go to Heaven?
47 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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Empress Zsuzsy Bee, "Madame Bee, Crystal Ball Gazer, par excellence ," was quickly besieged by hordes of writers seeking answers to life's serious questions:

"What should I write about?”

“Where can I find great hubs about art and design?”

Gazing deeply into her crystal ball, Madame Bee proclaimed, "The spirits of art and design are strong - I foresee great writings about them. The answers you seek are written in the hubs! Search your terms among hubs and forum topics - all will be revealed."

Patty (Psychic-P.I.) Inglish, MS, our resident psychic detective, cleverly disguised herself as part of a palmistry chart.

From her position on a sign board high above the crowds thronging the fair grounds, she could spot a tasty hub a hundred yards away - well, alright, perhaps only from as far away as the next yard, but still that was pretty far...

In no time at all, Madame Bee and Psy-PI collected six nominees for their category - Art and Design

Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?

  • 28% Learning how to carve wooden masks
  • 25% Learning to Draw -- You Can, Too!
  • 8% You can make Green art from recycled materials
  • 11% Why and How to Block a Sweater and Other Handknits or Crocheted Garments
  • 23% Encouraging a Creative Art Environment for Your Kids
  • 6% Reinventing Myself as an artist.
53 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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Ripplemaker was flitting from booth to booth, her Mystic-Crystal-Mobile completely attuned to her radiant positivity. HubNugget Wannabes clustered around her wherever she settled, just to steep themselves in her soothing aura.

The technology writers were all atwitter, anxious to check their "best new high-tech product" reviews with their favorite soothsayers. "Our prognostications are all based on market analysis and years of research, but we like to triple check our forecasts of what will be "hot" before we publish them," one techno-reviewer explained.

Red(gypsy fortune-teller)Elf was kept busy reading cards for a steady stream of customers.

Shuffling her deck, the kitty announced, "Only hubbers with an author score of 75 or better, who've been on HubPages 3 months (90 days) or less, are eligible to have their hubs nominated by the HubNuggets Team members."

As the crowd gathered, she laid out the cards, saying, "The cards never lie - an eligible hub must have been written in the last seven weeks, in one of the featured categories, and have a hub-score of 55 or better."

Flipping over the final card, RedElf proclaimed, "I have foreseen this - there are six nominees to vote on in the category below!"

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

  • 20% GO GREEN! Print Everything as PDF Files Using Free Software
  • 3% Google's Sense of Humor - Easter Eggs and More
  • 14% How I got Rogers Wireless to cut my monthly payment in half (and give me an Iphone 4)
  • 40% How to use the notes application on Facebook - a step by step pictorial guide
  • 9% Top 10 Restaurants With Technological Capabilities
  • 14% The Winds of November...
65 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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What were the HubNuggets?

HubNuggets Program - The HubNuggets project was a Special Program of HubPages and is explained at the HubPages Learning Center by Simone Smith, our Online Marketing Community Manager

The program was used by Hub Pages to shine a spotlight on new writers and introduce them to both the Hub Pages community and the WWW at large. Showcasing their work and encouraging members to read and comment on the new writers' hubs helped launch many new writers on this site and broaden their reader-base.

Zsuzsy Bee created this fun, Project Dictionary: HubNugget Lingo

More hot tips on how to get traffic: Drive Traffic to Your Hub With Hub Pages Participation

And now, what you've all been waiting for - the answers to the questions posed by our psychic HubNuggets team...

We just knew you'd want the answers...

Who sang the Disney hit, "The Animal Song"??

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prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

Good job! Congrats for the well selected nominees. Voted!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Very nice Elle you are so creative and I loved the pictures. Voted up and also voted for those great nominees. Good luck to everyone. Cheers.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Maita, thanks so much for stopping by to read and vote! We have another great bunch this week!

lj, thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the pictures - I like your new look, too, by the way.


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Wow, sure glad I could put those dusty books down! It was a great fair, with great nominees! Read, voted and voted :D


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for all the great research and rune casting, Enelle! The fair was fab, too!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

RedElf, your hub makes me smile all over! Yes all the way from my head to my toes! Soooo cute and creative! Loved your storyline, loved the photos! And yes, yes loved the Hubnuggets nominees! Yay!


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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

Little did you know... I actually can read Elder Futhark (aka old Norse) runes, and I've got a bindrune tattooed on the back of my neck. Piece of HubStaff trivia for you there! ;)

Great work, team!


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Finished hub hopping and spreading good cheer! Loved the mystic crystal mobile RedElf! It was so challenging having to pick one hub to vote as I enjoyed all the hubs!

Nominees, know that you are all great and wonderful! Keep hubbing please! And keep those votes coming!


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barryrutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

Voted enjoyed Red Elf's 'photoshopping' of the Hubmugget team. enjoyed the hub reading too!


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Huntter Karu 5 years ago

Great Hub RedElf, thanks for the Nomination!

Enjoyed and voted :)


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Karanda 5 years ago from Australia

Excellent Hub, best psychic fair I've ever been too. But you already knew that didn't you?


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ahmiz 5 years ago

Very creative! And thanks for the nomination!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

ripplemaker it is always a pleasure to make you smile :) and did you know the crystal mobile has a nifty rainbow pouch to match your luggage :D

Maddie, it's a good thing Enelle didn't know that! You can bet you will be doing readings next time around!

Thanks Barry, it's just so much fun doing the images :D

Huntter Karu, congratulations on your nomination! Get out there and promote your hub :D

Karanda, I thought I saw you at the fair - and you're right :D but don't say I told you LOL

Very welcome ahmiz, congratulations...and congratulations to all the nominees - get out there and promote your hubs and vote!!


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dayzeebee 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Voted!


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Jangaplanet 5 years ago

Voted , they are all great hubs,i would vote them all, tough competition, I thankyou for the nomination!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks for voting dayzeebee!

It is always hard picking just one out of the nominees - they are all great! Thanks for reading and voting Jangaplanet :)


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Love those photos RedElf! I'm a tarot reader myself :) Off to do some reading here.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Nice to see you GL, and thanks! Some great choices here!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

RdElf, I always love your hubs. This one is no exception. You chose the perfect undercover job for me- as a variety of undercover tea leaves.

We has some really terrific HubNuggets Wannabes this week, it was hard tro choose.

I read, voted and loved it.


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BigSerious 5 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

Thank you for the nomination!! How exciting!!! :D (and what a FANTASTIC THING!) I'm thrilled to go through the links and learn a few things. Yay!


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

What a very creative hub this is.

I read all the HubNuggets and voted, which had some tough choices.


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My Digest 5 years ago

Wish I could vote more than once for each category. Wonderful hubs! Adored your photos RedElf and the storyline!

*Misty


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marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

Thanks for the nomination-I finally figured how to navigate back to this hub. I am getting a little computer literate thanks to Hub Pages.


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Moonmaiden 5 years ago from Lucerne Valley, CA

I suppose this was all tongue-in-cheek, but I was really hoping it was on the topic of the hard working psychics in the world. Some of us do take metaphysics seriously.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wonderful hub and beautifully creative!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Gals - I thought it would be a natural for you :D Glad you enjoyed the hub! Some more great choices this week!

BigSerious, you are most welcome! Get out there and promote your hub!

Thanks so much, Pam. Always a pleasure to see you here! Thanks for reading and voting!

Hi, Misty! So glad you liked the photos - they are such fun to do. I agree, it's hard to choose - actually, I'd like to vote for all of them!

marshacanada, you are most welcome...and good for you for the nomination, and for the growing computer skills :D

Moonmaiden, my advisor for this particular hub is a tarot reader and practitioner of energy healing. She assured me that though she takes her work very seriously, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it, just as with any calling.

Thanks so much, Genna East, and thanks for stopping by to read and vote.


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

Hey RedElf, the pictures of everyone is priceless and you did an excellent job on the Hub itself. :) :D Congrats to All nominees! :) Good Luck! :) Thumbs Up RedElf! I've shared with followers, Voted and posted to Facebook! Hope you have a great turn out! :) Thank you. :)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks so much, Cags - the HubNuggets hubs are always such fun to work on - and thanks for promoting everyone on your FaceBook page!


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

You're quite welcome. :) The more readers, hopefully turn into more votes. :) :D


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

So right, my friend :D:D:D


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Jangaplanet 5 years ago

I already voted but i keep coming back to read again:)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

Thanks, Jangaplanet! There's some really great reading material here in the HubNuggets hubs!


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Patty Inglish, MS 5 years ago from North America

Congratulations to all the nominees this week. The qualilty of writing increases weekly and it becomes more difficult to vote. Hope all of you HubNugget Wannabes have a lot of success on HubPages and that the experience enriches your lives!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

I second that, Patty. Becoming a HubNugget certainly gave me a boost when I first started here!


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Oh, you are making my life a misery. How can I choose just one out of these great titles? Very good selection but very hard choice.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

I know what you mean - it was hard for us to choose so few to nominate from among all the great hubs, too - so many good ones! I hear your pain, friend Hh :D:D:D


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

CONGRATULATIONS to all the nominees and the winners, too!


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Jangaplanet 5 years ago

Thanks it was lots of fun! The hubs were great the comments were great and everything about hubpages is great! Thanks RedElf. Now back to writing :)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada Author

So glad you enjoyed everything, Jangaplanet! You are most welcome, and congratulations! We love HubPages, too!

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