Vote for Me for HubPages Elite

Vote for Me for HubPages Elite

Many acquaintances question my ability to do so, but once in a while I actually try to read something. The other day I was sounding out the words of Patty Inglish, MS, when I noticed an interesting phrase in her profile. She's a HubPages Elite.

I wanna be one too. I want a seat at the big table. When the heavy hitters sit down to parse Olde English Haiku, I wanna be there to brush aside the scraps and mop up the mead. When the Algonquin Hubbers debate third person Latin declensions in their secret lair, I long to wait patiently in the anteroom until they need more Pringles.

Let me tell you why this would work.

Consider the Current Configuration of the HubPages Elite

  • Patty Inglish, MS
    Patty writes professionally in a wide variety of fields. She gets paid to write movie and film reviews.
  • Shirley Anderson
    Shirley is a published author, with credits in newspapers and magazines. She has her own web site where she markets her writing services.
  • Zsuzsy Bee
    Zsuzsy Bee writes professionally for several online newspapers and has lived all over the world.
  • ripplemaker
    Ripplemaker heals people with her ripples. She provides advice on finding love and happiness and maintains a web site dedicated to helping people realize their potential.
  • RedElf
    RedElf has degrees in Fine Art, Design, and Directing. She has worked in the theater for many years, with numerous productions to her credit. She is also writing several novels.

  • B.T. Evilpants
    Mr. EvilPants maintains a HubPages blog dedicated to helping hopeful Hubbers. He makes his living as a freelance writer and ekes out a living despite living in Hell (Michigan).
  • ProCW
    ProCW nurtures other writers through blogs and hubs. ProCW boasts an incredible range of experience in the performing arts.

What's the Connection?

These folks are all incredibly talented artists. They are right-brainy types who roll out of bed composing odes to Grecian urns.

They need a mascot.

They need a dufus engineer who took freshman English and stopped there. Honestly, the only thing I remember from 3 quarters of composition at UC is that engineers tend to write in the passive voice. Other than that, I may as well have been out playing Frisbee on the quad. I took up a seat that would have provided more utility had it been loaded up with Pringles. The only thing I contributed to the class was body heat.

What's in it for you?

If you've read this far, you're either bored, incensed, or an ESL student. Al I can do is offer you my qualifications; hopefully you can identify with me and you will be convinced to support me in my quest.

  • I'm a career Software Engineer and Engineering School professor . This is a clear indication that I've never been to a play, let alone written or directed one. The only culture I have is between my toes.
  • I have no concept of parts of speech. A dangling participle make me chuckle.
  • I think Monty Python is high humor. I can't watch The Holy Grail while eating because I laugh uncontrollably until I choke on my Pringles.
  • I understand sports. This isn't meant to imply that the reigning HubPages Elites don't understand sports; perhaps I should mention that I understand sports other than polo and boccie ball.

I don't take up much space

I'm not suggesting that any of the current members be bumped. Surely the Elites can scrunch their chairs a little closer together to make room for a harmless fuzz ball who represents the vast majority of their subjects.

I can speak for the struggling writers. I will represent the neophytes who put everything in the same text capsule and steal images from cnn.com. I will mentor the beginners who churn out hubs composed of Bollywood publicity photos. I will patiently explain to entry-level hubbers that alot is actually two words.

My contributions to the HubPages Elite will allow them to focus on Real Writing.

How can you help?

You can aid me in my quest for Elitism by humbly requesting that the HubPages Intelligentsia offer me an endowed chair at the HubPages Elite table. I promise to represent each of you who struggle with sentence formation, idea thinking-up, and left/right mouse clicking.

Thank you for your support.

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sheila b. 6 years ago

You're right, we need a mascot, and I'll vote for you!


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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

Personally, the whole idea of an elite sickens me, so I won't help you -- to save you from yourself. In fact this elite -- and the fact that numbers drop 12 to 15 points over a couple of hours are driving people away. No -- I haven't left -- yet, but many have or are talking of doing so. Soon there'll be the elite sitting around a table congratulating themselves on their elitism, and everyone else -- equally talented -- will be supporting other sites.

Don't do it nicomp. Don't become an elitist.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@lmmartin: Numbers? Do you mean your profile score? If I am appointed to the HubPages Elite, I will fight for your numbers. You can have some of mine.


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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

No, I mean a hubscore that drops from 92 to 81 in three hours. But speaking of hubscores.... And I don't want your numbers, I think I earn my own. (But gasp! I don't do forums) Nor is it mine alone -- one of the biggest beefs among the rank and file is how does my hubscore drop seven, eight or nine points in a matter of minutes? Personally, considering the number of good writers I've seen up and go, and the amount of grumbling around, I think hubpages is cutting their own throat. To many other good options out there. People don't need to be insulted. And not everyone has time to write two hubs a day like you do. So pass that on to the elite when you get there.


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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

I'm going to support you for four reasons.

1. I, too, think 'dangling participle' is funny

2. I, too, love Pringles

3. I, too, have culture between my toes

4. Monty Python rocks.

NiComp - the common man's elitist type guy


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greatAmerican 6 years ago

The only elite I am familiar with are Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and a few unmentioned members of congress,,

Not sure I want to join that elite..

Of course they are not the hubpages elite, but I could not leave without making a comment..


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@lmmartin: In all seriousness, fuhget about the number! It has no meaning. No one cares what your number is. I still read your stuff.

Good Grief, I have a 98 right now and I'm a total hack!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Stan Fletcher: You shall be my second. Prepare my steed!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@greatAmerican: Now that you put it that way... hmmm...


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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

This from the guy who once wrote on my hub that when he sees his numbers drop he does anything, anything at all to get it back up -- hummm? Actually, I'm resigned to the idiocy of it all, but it pains me to see talented people driven away. I might go too if I had the time to check out these other sites. I don't, so I continue to play here -- in between my paid writing assignments and the rewrite on my third novel.

And I dont think you're a hack -- a little twisted in the humor department maybe, but not a hack.


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

nicomp,

Well composed campaign speech but I also agree with greatAmerican we need no elite on hubpages or anywhere else in the United States of America.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Tom Whitworth: If appointed, my first order of business will be to change the name of the group.

It's my "Contract with HubPages". Newt Gingrich will be proud.


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kowality 6 years ago from Everywhere

You have my vote Nicomp. Writing "Quality Hubs" is a challenge. And writing 378 in 12 months definitely has my respect. You deserve Elite status.


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Sorry nicomp, you don't qualify. You had a Hub bumped by the Hub-Mums a while back and that must be like having a criminal record when running for office; - it sure helps, but don't let on!

I suggest that you change your name and publish rearranged title pages from car manuals at the rate of three a day (I hope no-one reading this actually does that yet, if they do, my grovelling apologies.)

E lite = One of Mr Edison's first inventions.

'E lite = A cockney jockey.

el Ite = A French/Italian.

Eli Ti = A Yiddish Korean.

Cheers,

TOF


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LarasMama 6 years ago from a secret location, Australia

My full support to any monty python supporter!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

TOF: e (lite) = 2.71

:)


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

You have to rate anyone that rates Monty Python so highly :)


WildIris 6 years ago

nicomp~ What a Hub to read to start the morning. A before coffee amusing Hub. Really, I cast my vote for you just because of your good humor. We all need to laugh more. Even the Hub elite could use few extra chuckles. But seriously, why do you want to be apart of such a special group? What do they have that the rest of us lack? How does anyone get to be elite anyway? Who picks 'em, and do they get special stuff?

Maybe its that dangling modifier that's holding you back.

Best of luck,

Iris


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@WildIris: The Elite need me to being them closer to the norm. I can drag them down better than any other Hubber.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

I'm with Immartin on this one...well said Lynda:)


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fishtiger58 6 years ago from Momence, Illinois

LOL another excellent hub. You have my vote.


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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

You're definitely not a hack. Not at all! I consider you an elite in your own right! ;-)


The Old Firm profile image

The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

You irrational transcendentalist!


nicomp profile image

nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@The Old Firm: You math genius!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Personally, I think of you as already being "elite".


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@breakfastpop: Thanks!


Dolores Monet 6 years ago

The great writer Kurt Vonnegut once suggested that if you want to be a successful writer, be a hack. But what I wanna know, if I vote for your presence at the round table, what's in it for me?


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Dolores Monet: You a Democrat?


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

Very cute hub nicomp, you have my vote.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

nicomp - honest, I would vote for you, but I haven't yet learned to make my mark. How do you spell "X"?


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

If you understand sports, then answer me this, nicomp...why oh, WHY did they screw the Raiders out of the playoffs by calling Gannon on the Tuck Rule???

Jeeze, I just admitted I'm a Raider's fan...I like the Cubs, too.


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Great concept- and info- didn't know who they were. They are so few. You are destined for things greater than status. Cheers.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@lorlie6 : It was payback for the Stabler Rule

sligobay : Thank you so much! That was very kind.


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Jeremey 6 years ago from Arizona

I will run against you for the office of "elitism". I am excellent at being the guy who steals the votes from those who shouldn't be in the running to begin with. I think ther's a name for people like me, ummm green party or independent or something....what is it? anyways anything I can do to get you there ! (Shhhh, I will devise a plan to rig the ballots, I will get back to you soon..........):),maybe!............wait a minute, is anyone else competing for this seat? Please inform me one way or the other, my time is valuable, I could be rearranging the titles pages from my car manuals right now.... oh crap, I don't have a car manual....do I? ...oohhh, I know, glove compartment, later man , gotta go!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Jeremey: We will form an uneasy alliance at the National Convention.


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Stan Fletcher 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

I had to revisit this one. I, too, have dreams of being one of the elite. Not even sure what they do though. If they have to do 'work', I don't think I want to be one.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Nicomp, this is my first visit to your hubs. Already I can see that you are Elite-worthy.

I wasn't positive until you mentioned Pringles more than once (a very good sign for a Mascot Elite), then came the dangling participle (who DOESN'T think that funny?) followed by Monte Python. You're a shoe-in.

I didn't think it could get any better than that. But it did. Stan Fletcher as your side-kick-in-cirme? Mr. Manboobs himself? You've got my vote.

Of course, being a conservative, I don't want a kick-back, just a promise that you won't be regulating hubs, dispersing points evenly, or making us write on certain subjects (for the greater good).

Good Luck! I'm off to read more of your stuff! I found you on Tipoague's last hub. She's got you pegged... or linked, I mean linked.


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@sueroy333: Thank you for your kind words. If appointed, I will keep Stan on a short leash. Unless you want him on a long leash.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

A long leash is tempting, but he's likely to wander out of his territory and poop in someone else's back yard... metaphorically, of course. A short leash is probably best.


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AskAshlie3433 5 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

I think you deserve to be right up there with them. You have great hubs. I am stii new here, so I don't know how it all works, but yours is just as good. Most of them don't even comment, you do. Your a talented writer and very respectful.


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Ladybird33 5 years ago from Georgia USA

I love this hub and I think you deserve to be elite. The negative comments are rather shocking when we are all trying to do better at this site. Either way, I give you kudos for trying and you deserve it so much. Wishing you the best.


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

Great hub and you have my vote. You learned something about writing along the way, so you do deserve a seat at the elite hub table. Are you listening editors?


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

I'm still not an Elite. Sigh.

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