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HubMob Weekly Topic: Shopping and Services

  1. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    Hello, welcome to a new HubMob week.  For the second week in a row we are going to be mirroring the September HubMob contest, and this week we are going to be writing about Shopping and Services from today, Wednesday 8th of September until next Wednesday 15th of September.


    http://i54.tinypic.com/1957j7.jpg


    But before we jump to a new topic, I want to congratulate our most prolific HubMobster of the week: mgwhite  who wrote an amazing 14 hubs for last week's HubMob.

    This week we are going to focus on your local area and you will be able to write about your local stores, libraries, markets and many other services that make living in your area a pleasant place to be.  Please, if you are entering the contest do not forget to tag your HubMob hub with hmtswk2

    For the official rules to enter the contest and to check whether you are eligible or not please check the contest forum thread. 

    If you are eligible to enter the contest you can submit your hub via the HubMob.  To join this week's HubMob/contest please follow the steps below:

    1. 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. You MUST categorize your Hub in the "Travel and Places" category    
    (or any of its subcategories).

    4. You MUST include at least one relevant map capsule with one marked location

    5. Your hub MUST be a minimum of 300 words, be completely original and truly related to the week's topic


    6. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/question/71083/hubm … ew&rss For more information on how to add the RSS feed to your hub you can click here 

    7. Add one of the HubMob graphics  You can use the special graphic at the start of this thread http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19 … 5_f520.jpg which was created for the topic by  wyanjen, or the traditional HubMob graphic below.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/rup3mg.jpg

    8.  If you are eligible for the contest Please Tag your hub with: hmtswk2

    9. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!


    If you are still not sure about what is a HubMob and the benefits of taking part in one I created this guide http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-HubMo … o-join-one please feel free to come up with any questions if you have any doubts left.

    Have fun!

    1. Merlin Fraser profile image77
      Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds far to complicated for a simple country boy like me, link this to that,  stick that there, come back and tell me you've done it...

      Life's far too short....Least mine is....

      I wrote the Hub put it where I normally stick Hubs, if you're interested that's where you can find it....

      So why is it so complicated people ?

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
        Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It's not that complicated, if you follow the instructions step by step.  And of course, nobody is obligated to participate in the HubMob.  It's just for fun!  If it's not fun for you, feel free to ignore it!

        1. Merlin Fraser profile image77
          Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yep ! You're right it's not fun...!

          Far too much thinking and hard work involved. guess you'll never know what a great place I found.

          1. rmcrayne profile image94
            rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Merlin, so sorry to hear you feel that way!  It's only a tad complicated the first time.  Take a look at my step by step guide with screen shots: 

            http://hubpages.com/hub/HubMob-For-Dumm … HubMob-Hub

            I find HubMob extremely motivating. Even if I think I don't have anything to offer on the weekly topic, I usually change my mind.  I also usually have leftover ideas each week.  I'll never run out of ideas to write about!

            1. Merlin Fraser profile image77
              Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Rose Mary,

              Thanks for your help and Dummy Guide which just seems to prove my point. 

              Your Dummy Guide has nine pictures to explain how to place something in HubMob but you don't say why all that is necessary.

              Not complaining about it, honest, just curious as to why it needs to be so involved and complicated.

              I'm not sure I'll be entering this or any other HubMob contest until they make it a lot easier but if anyone is interested in what I might have entered this week

                http://hubpages.com/hub/Fresh-n-Local-Farmers-Markets

              1. rmcrayne profile image94
                rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                Merlin I suppose you have a good point.  I don’t say WHY.  As a 20 year Air Force veteran, one of the things I learned is to try to recognize when something “is just a rule”.  If it’s a rule, and I’m not likely to change it, then I don’t waste time beating my head against the wall about it.
                 
                That said, HubPages, and HubMob rules have a lot more logic than the US government.  Starting your hub from the link gets your hub in the RSS feed, making it a HubMob hub.  The RSS is an important part of how we promote, including asking HubMobsters to put the RSS capsule in their individual hubs.  Promotion helps drive traffic.  Whether you are trying to earn money, or writing for fun, being read is important.

              2. rmcrayne profile image94
                rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                HubMob is NOT a contest.  HubMob merely mirrors the contest topics during contest months.  Your hub has the hmtswk2 tag, so it is entered into the contest. 

                For rules for the September contest go here:

                http://hubpages.com/topics/travel-and-places/5482

                For questions or complaints about the September contest go here: 

                http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/52327

                1. Merlin Fraser profile image77
                  Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks again Rose Mary,

                  As I said not complaining ...it's their site their rules...

                  I too spent some time in the military, Navy to be precise and agree about rules and head banging.

                  Needless to say I left after someone tried to expliain some of the reasons for the rules...EG  "If it was good enough for Nelson then it better be good enough for you." 

                  I'm not here for profit, or to create profit for any organisations I'm here because I enjoy writing and reading and learning from others nothing more nothing less.

    2. LillyGrillzit profile image81
      LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have the Butcher, the (European [Polish]) Baker, and Candlestick Maker [they know some, and you can do your own too...]:0)
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Butcher-Baker-a … tick-Maker

    3. LillyGrillzit profile image81
      LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Butcher, The Baker, and Candlestick Maker -

      The Baker is European -
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Butcher-Baker-a … tick-Maker

      duh, finally got the rss feed...it was so easy. only took two weeks and simple instructions from Princessea! Thanks!

    4. 61
      subramani123posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      good

      good

    5. Living In Paris profile image61
      Living In Parisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Here's my latest:

      Eat your way through Paris with Paris Food Shops.

  2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    AVAST! -  mgwhite wrote 14 hubs in a single week for HubMob HMTS? That's astounding! Congratulations!

    1. What's News profile image73
      What's Newsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know right? It seemed like everytime I came back to check out the forum or the answers I saw something new from her. Congratulations mgwhite. Looks like this is something that you excel at. Not that you don't excel at anything else you lay your hands on but you did a really good job with this and wrote some really nice hubs.

    2. LillyGrillzit profile image81
      LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations mgwhite! That is a lot of hard work. Way to prosper!

      1. mgwhite profile image49
        mgwhiteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks all. Apparently I just really like to eat. smile

  3. What's News profile image73
    What's Newsposted 6 years ago

    I have a couple of ideas for this one. I should have gotten in on this Hubmob and the different contest that HubPages conducts a long time ago. I'm glad I thought to come back and check out the HubMob. Now I'm going to be writing hubmob hubs and participating in the HubPages contest anytime I can.

    1. adrienne2 profile image81
      adrienne2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats to mgwhite!! 14 hubs in a week. That's what I call a hub-a-licious week!

  4. What's News profile image73
    What's Newsposted 6 years ago

    New and Pre-Owned Porsche Dealerships in Tennessee


    Porsche Dealerships in Tennessee | New and Pre-Owned Dealers in Tennessee

  5. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    Week 2 of the HubPages Marks the Spot contest BEGINS!

    Today's Bonus Topic is: Local doctors, dentists, physical therapists, orthodontists, chiropractors, and/or acupuncturists!

  6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    Best Discount Books and Gifts in Columbus, Ohio
    http://hubpages.com/t/1915b9

  7. What's News profile image73
    What's Newsposted 6 years ago
  8. elayne001 profile image46
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    Souvenirs for the Family from the International Market Place in Honolulu


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Souvenirs-for-t … n-Honolulu

  9. elayne001 profile image46
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    Hawaii and Nissan Partner on Electric Vehicles

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hawaii-and-Niss … c-Vehicles

  10. ross670daw profile image79
    ross670dawposted 6 years ago

    my contest entry for bonus topic today which is about my favorite physiotherapists in the Goulburn Valley. When I saw the topic I new who I would write about, these guys have restored my independance, over 2 years of treatment. Best Physiotherapists in The Goulburn Valley Had trouble with the map capsule though. It won't seem to load properly.

  11. LillyGrillzit profile image81
    LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago

    Lilly Likes Libraries! Not going over too well, but I must give props to those 'bookin' angels!

  12. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 6 years ago

    Hub#1 for HubMob Weekly

    Best Gynecologists in Delhi - Best Infertility Doctors in Delhi

    http://hubpages.com/hub/best-gynecologi … s-in-delhi

  13. sagebrush_mama profile image82
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    Candy Shopping at the Death Valley Nut & Candy Co. in Beatty NV

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Death-Valley-Nu … tty-Nevada

    So confusing this time for the contest...I missed the tag on my first entry, and totally forgot that it would be HubMob material...hope I did better here!

  14. febriedethan profile image65
    febriedethanposted 6 years ago
  15. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    I've become very confused by all these contests, to be honest. It's all got a bit hard.

    I thought I was in the HMTS contest, then I spotted the Hubmob were doing the same content, so entered one through hubmobs last week.  But I thought I should only do one through hubmobs.

    Now I'm here again and see hubmob are doing the same material, but you have to put the hmtswk2 tag in.

    So, it seems to me I should be entering ALL my HMTS entries, via hubmobs links and adding the hubmob image.

    It's ... all ... just ... a bit confusing overall.

    1. cornwall_UK profile image85
      cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Right, I did my next hub for the HMTS, through the hubmob link, added the rss feed, added the image, tagged up the hub for hmtswk2.

      I think I ticked all the boxes. Phew....  it's easy to omit one step isn't it!!

      And here it is ... http://hubpages.com/hub/Dentists-in-Newquay-Cornwall

    2. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, sorry to hear you were confused with all this.

      In reality it is very simple.  You can enter both: the HubMob and the contest at the same time, that way you have double the publicity for your hub.

      To enter your hub on the HubMob you follow the instructions here and to make sure it also enters the contest you just add the hmtswk2 tag for this week.

      I hope it is clearer now.  Thanks for taking part in our weekly HubMob smile

  16. sagebrush_mama profile image82
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Baja-Baos-Free- … ja-Highway

    I did this one specifically on the "topic of the day"...
    Baja Baños:  Free Bathrooms Along the Northern Baja Highway

    1. sagebrush_mama profile image82
      sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Learned something new...urls don't take well to the tilde mark...note to self:  check accents and tilde marks when creating a hub!

  17. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 6 years ago

    Hub #2 by soni2006

    Clean Public Toilet Cum Bathrooms in Delhi

    http://hubpages.com/hub/clean-public-to … s-in-delhi

    Anyone can have an urge to pee or have a need to use a toilet while traveling to any city......

  18. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    I can't believe this one's taken me 3 solid hours.  I live in a bit of a backwater, where information's not easily available.  Hence the long time as I was researching and researching .... endlessly.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Markets-in-Cornwall

    At some future point I'll get photos for all those and add them... could be a year before I've done that though, it'd be a 200 mile round journey to snap them.

    smile

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      I seldom spend less than 3 hours on a hub...

      1. cornwall_UK profile image85
        cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Spending 3 hours on a good hub is one thing, I spent 3 hours trying to find anything as the information wasn't readily available.

        Which was annoying as I was then too annoyed to do more... and I found more to go in it than I thought when I started, found things I never knew existed.

        So an interesting 3 hours, but an annoying 3 hours.

        1. rmcrayne profile image94
          rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile Happens to me all the time.  I call it "getting wrapped around the axle."  Annoying, but a good thing, to be driven even when it's difficult, don't you think?

  19. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 6 years ago

    Hub #3 by soni2006

    Public Toilets in Delhi - Sulabh Shauchalya in Delhi
    Clean and Hygienic Public Conveniences in Delhi

    http://hubpages.com/hub/clean-and-hygie … s-in-delhi

    When it comes to kissing in public, there is no problem at all in America but when it comes to kissing in public in India, there....

  20. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    Orlando’s Starbase Dental
    http://hubpages.com/t/1917ee

    Kahiki Foods - Best Polynesian Grocer in Ohio
    http://hubpages.com/t/192471

    I'm enjoying everyone's Hubs this week!

  21. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    I live at the seaside in the UK, fish and chips are a popular seaside meal, so here's my list of Fish & Chip Shops in Newquay

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Fish-and-Chips-Shops-in-Newquay

  22. What's News profile image73
    What's Newsposted 6 years ago

    Lilly you need an RSS Feed in this hub


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Lilly-Likes-the-Libraries

    1. LillyGrillzit profile image81
      LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! I kept trying to copy the entire code and put it into a link...(embarrassed and red faced) I understand, one needs to merely copy the url of the RSS into a RSS capsul! All the capsuls I pull down, and for some reason, that one did not register. I have it now! :0)

      1. What's News profile image73
        What's Newsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No problem just looking out for my fellow hubbers.

  23. elayne001 profile image46
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    Here is a shopping hub for week 2:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Ala-Moana-Shopp … n-Honolulu

    Aloha!

  24. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    This is a fabulous contest as it's letting me find out all kinds of things about places I didn't know existed!

    Goods, services and activities might be local, but sometimes you've no idea what's going on round the corner.

    Here's my first one of today, there's a great new gym at the beach: http://hubpages.com/hub/Fitness-Suite-in-Pentewan-Sands

  25. elizabeth21 profile image44
    elizabeth21posted 6 years ago

    Chennai is one of the busiest cities in India. Its shopping possibilities are much unknown. So this is an attempt to share the cheapest and the best way to do smart and happy shopping in Chennai!

    This is my first hub for the HubMob Contest!!! I have given my best shot with the best possible info that I ve gained by shopping in Chennai all these days.

    You can check out my work at: http://hubpages.com/hub/cheapandbestshopsinChennai

  26. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    There's a couple of top quality hotels a few miles from me, that offer an absolutely fabulous quality spa experience, with full panoramic coastal views.  So I've done an article on luxury spas with sea views.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Luxury-Spas-in- … -Sea-Views

  27. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 6 years ago

    On other sites I have been on competitions etc have been much easier to enter ....just another page set aside for entries only..how easy is thet !!?

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      HubMob is NOT a contest.  HubMob merely mirrors the contest topics during contest months.

  28. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 6 years ago

    Hub #4 by soni2006

    Best Gyms in Delhi NCR - Gold Gyms in Delhi

    http://hubpages.com/_mailtofriends/hub/ … s-in-delhi

    No one wants to be one of those disease-ridden, arthritic, obese, and helpless........

  29. mgwhite profile image49
    mgwhiteposted 6 years ago

    Find Bargains at Tanger Outlet Center in Foley, AL
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Find-Bargains-a … n-Foley-AL

  30. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years ago

    Incredible place on the Inner Harbor in the historic district downtown. Lots os other shops, taverns, and sights around --

    Best Record and Cd Store in Baltimore. http://hubpages.com/t/192f06

    Even some real pirates have been in that harbor - Arrggghhh!

  31. mgwhite profile image49
    mgwhiteposted 6 years ago

    Find Great Deals on Fresh Produce at Burris Farm Market in Loxley, AL

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Find-Great-Deal … -Loxley-AL

  32. barryrutherford profile image31
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    Coffee shops in Brisbane  Australia


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Around-Brisbane … Shops?done

  33. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Hill Country Shopping- Wimberley Texas

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hill-Country-Sh … rley-Texas

    Wimberley Texas is one of my favorite Hill Country destinations.  Wimberley is a small town that has preserved its historic flavor.  Many of the shops around Wimberley Square are in historic stone buildings.

  34. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    I sat here tapping my foot, wondering which local services to hub about, when I remembered the fab customer service I'd received at the local computer repairs company, so I thought I'd hub about that.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Computer-Repairs-in-Newquay

  35. mgwhite profile image49
    mgwhiteposted 6 years ago

    Riverwalk Marketplace: A NOLA Shopping Experience
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Riverwalk-Marke … Experience

  36. soni2006 profile image45
    soni2006posted 6 years ago

    Hub #5 by soni2006

    Buy Treadmill In Delhi - Buy Best Home Exercise Equipment in Delhi

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Buy-Treadmill-I … t-in-Delhi

    In Delhi, you can find various fitness stores selling local and international brands of sports.....

  37. mgwhite profile image49
    mgwhiteposted 6 years ago

    4 Favorite Thrift Stores in Mobile, AL
    http://hubpages.com/hub/4-Favorite-Thri … -Mobile-AL

  38. ethel smith profile image84
    ethel smithposted 6 years ago

    Princessa, I am confused. Do I have to add my contest entries to the Hubmob forum and start from here? I have written via the Start New Hub and simply added the htwk etc tag.

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Wonderful to see you ethel.  Sounds like you have done everything you need to do for the contest.  You do not need to start from Princessa's link unless you want your hub to be contest eligible and be in the HubMob.

    2. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Ethel.  No, you don't need to add your Contest entries to the HubMob.  The HubMob is optional, it doesn't affect your contest status. 

      However... we always love to have you as a HubMobster smile

  39. Living In Paris profile image61
    Living In Parisposted 6 years ago

    I'm a first-time Hubmobber, so I hope I've done everything correctly. Here's my guide to Great Shopping in Paris for Parisian Fashion.

    1. rmcrayne profile image94
      rmcrayneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're all set!  Welcome to the Mob! 

      You started from Princessa's link and are therefore in the HubMob RSS.  You have one of the HubMob graphics, and you have an RSS capsule with our feed.  (And you have the hmtswk2 tag and map capsules for the contest.)

  40. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    As the section is travel - and the item is shopping/services, this time I combined travel with the education service.

    How to Make Your Own Jewellery Courses, in Cornwall.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-Your-Own-J … n-Cornwall

  41. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    I'm out this afternoon for contest hub photos.  Play nice and look out for each other!

  42. cornwall_UK profile image85
    cornwall_UKposted 6 years ago

    Only just spotted the bonus of ethnic foods in time, then wrote something and think I missed the cut off... all very confusing when you're trying to work to days that don't match your own time zone smile

    So, I wrote about Herb Farms in Cornwall http://hubpages.com/hub/Herb-Farms-in-Cornwall

  43. mgwhite profile image49
    mgwhiteposted 6 years ago

    Eastern Shore Centre: Lifestyle Shopping in Spanish Fort, AL
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Eastern-Shore-C … sh-Fort-AL

  44. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 6 years ago

    Shopping in Beautiful Avondale Florida: 

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Little-Shop … le-Florida

  45. dashingclaire profile image79
    dashingclaireposted 6 years ago

    New Medical City - Lake Nona, FL
    http://hubpages.com/_1jlqz2sadegzu/hub/ … ke-Nona-FL
    New medical services, medical education and research, and jobs in Central Florida-Orlando

  46. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Your HubMob roundup hub.  There are 42 hubs in the feed.

    World Tour of Favorite Local Shopping and Services

    http://hubpages.com/hub/World-Tour-of-F … d-Services

    Enjoy shopping?  How about a global shopping trip?  Gateway to over 40 articles on shopping venues around the world.  Read here for summaries and links to great articles on shopping and services.

    1. Princessa profile image86
      Princessaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you RM! great job as usual smile

      1. LillyGrillzit profile image81
        LillyGrillzitposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-Nail?done - Getting all kinds of Nails done on Cantrell Blvd.

  47. sagebrush_mama profile image82
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Artisan-Sweets- … gas-Nevada

    Artisan Sweets Delivered or Shipped:  Glitter City Sweets of Las Vegas

  48. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago
  49. elayne001 profile image46
    elayne001posted 6 years ago
  50. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 6 years ago

    Here is my take on designer Shopping in Paris: http://hubpages.com/hub/shopping-in-paris

    1. 59
      sofiajohnson8posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for sharing.  I'm enjoying visiting your hub. :-)

 
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