For me, the Best Photographer award is a no-brainer. http://aviannovice.hubpages.com/ is the best photographer I've seen on HP by a long shot, but she only has 317 followers and many hubbers may not have seen her work. (Follow the link and see her work for yourself if you don't already have a personal choice in mind.)
I am looking back over 'My Activity' on my profile page for a quick reminder of hubs I've read and hubbers I've encountered ... but it bothers me that I have not yet discovered many, many hubs and hubbers who may be outstanding candidates for other awards.
Is there any reason why we shouldn't be suggesting hubs and hubbers for others to view? I'd appreciate being pointed in the direction of award-worthy hubbers across all categories so I can take a look before casting my final votes.
If we're nominating and awarding the best, let's make sure we make a real effort to find them instead of letting those who are not as well connected as others slip through the cracks. I'm even happy if someone writes "Please consider me for ...... " if you believe you are a worthy candidate.
Hi PegCole17. I'm thinking we should post links when we mention hubs and hubbers. For me at least, because I like to just right click and open in a new tab so I don't have to revisit this page and do searches to find everyone. (I live off the grid and my internet connection requires satellite and a dish on my roof instead of the luxury of normal broadband.)
Thanks for the suggestions.
BTW, we only get to vote once so we need to make decisions for every award we want to vote on before voting at all.
I agree billybuc should pick up an award, Barbara.
When considering most helpful, I'm always seeing WryLit and WriterFox actively giving advice and help on the forums. I think everyone who has received help should vote for the person who best or most often explains and assists them.
Then we can consider at least voting for a hub of the others. What do you think?
I'm viewing it as one of the best, as opposed to the ultimate hub, Writer Fox.
I considered the fact that it was light on word count (very noticeable to me because I can easily write over 5,000 words on a hub, lol) but I think all those original photos, the clear step by step layout, plus an original video made by the hubber herself have to count for something.
Lots of hubbers write lengthy hubs without the benefit of experience, and without one original photo in the hub. Clearly a lot of time and effort went into creating this contribution to hp.
What would your assessment be if she added an additional 20 words to meet the 700 word goal?
I selected Frank Atanacio for best fiction writer as his fiction is so awesome. I also selected Ralph Deeds as the most political hubber. JThomp42 was selected as the most religious hubber. He is immensely passionate and sincere regarding his faith and one has to respect and admire THAT.
While this may make it easier, I think we could miss the opportunity to discover hubs on our own. I went through hubbers I follow, topics I follow, the feed, some suggestions here in the forums and made my picks this way. I'm not sure HP sees the awards as a contest, but more of a community recognition. I have a few more to pick, then I'm done.
Wow, this is hard! Some people come to mind immediately for a certain category, but in some I draw a blank. And it's not because there aren't good people. We have so many great writers here, and I only wish I had more time to read all of their hubs! We're so busy writing and updating our own stuff, it's hard to keep up to date and I'm afraid I've missed great works. The individual hub ones are the hardest for me, because I learned a lot from so many hubs. I tried my best though!
Thanks for the suggestions. Wish there'd been more suggestions to consider but time is just about up for voting. If I don't vote now, I might get too busy and forget. (1am on Oct 1st, local time.)
I hope that next year there will be an official thread on which people are encouraged to nominate hubs and hubbers for everyone's consideration. I don't tend to read fiction on hp but I would have loved to help acknowledge a worthy fiction hubber. I spot the occasional lovely poem but I don't know who the major poet contenders would be. I guess the winners are likely to be hubbers with the most followers. Makes sense in many ways ... but it would also be nice if the process identified and acknowledged the skills of lesser-known writers.
Have to wonder how many hubbers never come near the forums. I suggest next year's email alert include a link to a place where suggestions and nominations can be submitted and viewed by everyone.
I like your suggestions. It would certainly make it easier to expand the hubbies to be more inclusive than just a select few if we could have nominations or maybe even nominees and then a vote or something. I don't know, it was a struggle coming up with someone for every category and I have been here for over 2 years. I imagine it would be even harder for others to cast a vote who haven't been here for very long.
I left lots of gaps because I simply don't know who or which is the best. I'm just hoping that worthy winners emerge from votes by passionate hubbers.
I suspect under the current system it might only take two votes to win a category - because thousands of other votes may be spread so thinly that many other nominees get only one vote. That'd be a shame.
I agree with ChristinS about there being so many categories that you will not know off the top of your head and might have to take a little time to look around hubs/hubbers more to consider more fairly what to vote for.
Hmm....there were some good recommendations. I actually won Best Poet this year but I notice my name wasn't mentioned at all in any of the suggestions. Guess I slipped through the cracks as did many others who rarely visited forums. Good luck in 2016 everyone. Anyone have any suggestions for the niche site voting?
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