Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's weekend and a very auspicious start for the Chinese New Year. First of all a big thank you to all of you who took part in last week's HubMob we have a total of 28 hubs published.
As last week we HubMobbed about the Chinese New Year and Chinese culture, this week we travel towards the West to stop in: Wales. Technically a small principality of the United Kingdom, on the 1st of March they will be celebrating St. David's day, the patron saint of Wales. To join in the celebrations we are going to HubMob this week about St David and all things Welsh. Because it is such a wide topic I will ask you to pay special attention to the category where you put your hub. I will put the request under celebrations and St. David but please feel free to change the category according to your topic.
Some ideas for a Welsh HubMob hub are:
St. David's Day Wales' national dress The Welsh flag Welsh emblems Facts about Wales Famous Welsh people Major cities in Wales Places to visit in Wales Traditional Welsh food and drinks Customs and traditions Welsh history
To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:
1. YOU MUST START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK. Choose the Answer the Request green button. Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option.
2. Choose a relevant title for your Hub to get a good ranking in the search engines, AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"
3. If necessary change the category on your hub to best suit your topic.
Thanks for comment, undeserved as it is a little boring I think LOL You posted it up just as I working on a book where that was part of the research - just had to write it down, no real work. This is a good idea, my stats were pretty non-existent and have taken a big hike from this. Cool and thanks for the site.
I hope to contribute, considering I live in Wales. Problem is, I'm inundated with work at the moment. Just a heads-up, I did do a hub on Welsh love spoons for the Romance hub-mob. I know it can't be included here, but thought I should mention it.
There are a few people writing poetry in hubs and occasionally in the forums. I doubt if there is any commercial benefit but maybe you could think of a weekly poetry topic - either as hubs or just in the forums but under hubnuggets or something else that keeps it at the front page. Maybe it is something that would grow.
Just a suggestion - otherwise I could just start a poetry post and resurrect it now and again I suppose.
Hello china man. You could post in the "Report a Problem or Suggest a New Feature" forum. If you do not get a response from HubPages staff, you could message pauldeeds or larryfreeman. Have you posted on the "Books and Writing" Forum? Finally, you could message one of our veteran HP poets like manlypoetryman or tantrum.
Hi rm - no I haven't put any of my stuff on here. This was really in response to how I see others intermittently put on poems and get intermittent responses. But people are still writing poetry and it is helpful if it can be put up for crit and comment before a hub is made.
Hi Cashmere - I think a poetry site might be too harsh for many people who are writing their own version of poetry without any idea of rules or background, the occasional working poem appears to be the exception.
And anyway these are our poets aren't they, and they seem to want to share with us, shame to send them off somewhere else maybe less sympathetic and supportive ?
I hear ya china man. I joined my local Writer's Guild before stumbling onto HubPages. Sometimes I'd like that honest critique and editing. Sometimes it's hard for me to turn off that honest critique editing!
thanks princessa. I appreciate you answering my question. hey are we going to do another valentine's hub mob thing next year? because I already have a few ideas for next year that I didn't add this year.
You can still start hubs from this year's HubMob Romance HubMob link, if you want them "aged" by next Valentine's Day. Just shoot me an email if you decide to go ahead with them, and I'll add them to roundup hub.
Ok. i'll definitely keep it in mind then. i just didn't want to use all my ideas; just in case you guys rotated some of these topics every year, so i can always have something original to come up with.
Sorry but you cannot use a hub previously published for this week's topic. The main reason is that it has to be linked to the the thread that Princessa provided at the beginning (#1 You must start your hub here by clicking this link).
You can however write another hub here and reference the hub you've already written. Let's us know if you have any other questions!
I have to disagree with you on this - i believe there are two major reasons, the first is that Daffodils are a growing part of the flower- trade which has a sound marketing policy and national coverage, while leeks are just a veg! Secondly leeks stink like an onion and who would want that pinned on their best frock or suit at work !
I must say I would rather wear a daffodil than a leek. Leeks are just so... yeah, not exactly pretty attire. Daffodils now are some of my favorite flowers. But if I were a Welsh purist who didn't care about smelly accessories, I'd stick with the leek because it's tradition!
Sorry - no intention of causing Welsh dis-harmonies!
I lived on the west coast of Wales, at New Quay, from about 1998 to 2005, had a pub for half that time, also at University in Caermarthen and worked for the government for a while in Aberystwyth. From my own experience, wearing the daffodil was very popular as the Welsh are a very patriotic race, often more patriotic when ex-pat. As Ianto says in his excellent hub, worth a good read, different types of people tend to wear one or the other, and yes the leek does seem to be more associated with politics. The different parts of Wales have different ideas, being far more 'pure' in the North and more cosmopolitan in the south. In the south end I saw people wearing a leek maybe ten times in seven years, but everyone (and his dog) wore the daffodil. Maybe Rightangle can tell us what people do in the 'valleys'?
Heh, heh, they probably carry big plastic inflatable leeks and bop people over the head with them
I've not actually experienced St David's Day in the Rhondda yet. My first one was spent worrying about hospital test results and impending major surgery. My second one was spent in Cardiff at the parade, where I was one of the volunteers carrying a massive flag all the way to the Senedd. I got to sing Mae hen wlad fy nhaddai (the Welsh anthem) twice, which was great because I had spent months learning it.
I'm really frustrated. I have ideas for about 10 or more Welsh hubs, but am so tied up with a book index, I can't do them. My massive hub will be split into three, because it's already touching 4000 words.
Don't stress about this WA! I frequently have leftover ideas after the next HubMob topic has been released. Some of them I go back to, and some I have not yet. You can always continue to start your hub from the HM topic links. Princessa never closes them. And even "St David's Day", which you might think is only searched around this time of year, shows a global monthly search of 27,100 according to AdWords. So I wouldn't worry about the timing of when you get these hubs done.
On the controversy there; Kids in school wear real Leeks and then it's only the boys. Girls and politicians wear Daffodils. I explained the story of the leek in another Hub. As for the Daffodil, The Welsh word for Leek is "Cenhinnen" The Welsh for Daffodil is "Cenhinnen Pedr" or Saint Peter's Leek, hence the connection. Most adults, myself included, wear an imitation Leek on March 1st so we don't stink.
I chose to write a Hub about Welsh Gold. It is extremely rare and valuable. The Welsh gold has a unique pinkish color due to deposit of copper in the area surrounding the mines. It has traditionally been used in wedding rings for the Royal family since before the rein of Queen Elizabeth II. This unique gold was used in the wedding rings of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
The real reason I picked this topic is, at heart, I'm a frustrated Pirate and Treasure Hunter.
Hey, the Welsh HubMob is having a great response. Your hubs are featured hubs for the Bristish Holidays category and some of your hubs are already featuring in Google's first page... and all that in less than a week!!! Have a look on the category page: http://hubpages.com/topics/holidays-and … idays/2634
Just a quick heads-up on the Investitute hub, Ethel. You might find it will get some negative comments. Very many people in Wales are extremely angry about having someone of English-German-Greek descent called their "prince".
Perhaps I should have underlined my saying that I am not a royalist. However currently they are a fact of life in the UK. I know that they are foreigners really lol. Hopefully people will vote on the work in my hub not the subject matter. Thanks for the good wishes for my surgery Well I have another Welsh hubmob so let's see what you guys make of this one. http://hubpages.com/hub/Welsh-Coal-Mini … n-the-past
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