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New HubCamp section of HubPages.com + Start your own!

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Hello everyone!  I wanted to let you know today that we've got a nice, official HubCamp section of HubPages.com, where you can find everything you need to know about the different types of HubCamps (description, scheduling, etc...): http://HubPages.com/hubcamp

    Also available on these new pages is the option to start your own HubCamp - just in case you are not close to any of the HubCamps we have scheduled over the coming six months.  To become an officially sanctioned HubCamp counselor and host your own HubCamp, you need simply:

    1. Go to http://hubpages.com/help/hubcamp-startyourown
    2. Read the criteria for becoming a HubCamp counselor
    3. Fill out the simple application form at the bottom of the page

    We'll contact you shortly, and so long as you meet the HubCamp Counselor criteria, we'll help you schedule a HubCamp with Meetup Everywhere, provide you with the materials you'll need, and help with any other pointers or bits of advice you may want.

    We look forward to helping you set these up!

    1. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      great, I really loved the idea though its not possible to make a hubcamp in my country. Hardly any person from Bangladesh in HP, perhaps I am the only active member here from my place

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, you can always introduce your friends to HubPages if they've never heard of it.  We're creating special materials so people can lead HubCamps for complete newbies.  Something to keep in mind big_smile

        1. saleheensblog profile image60
          saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That's great but the main problem is our English is very very bad and in my country people hardly use a computer leave alone the internet. LOL. But things are changing.....

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      julie1234posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It;s really cool.

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        amit_kostiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah its really coool..

  2. Aficionada profile image94
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Wow, this is so awesome, I feel speechless!

    Great idea, good going!

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

      Great idea HP and Simone - this will help educate and inform even more people. The UK isn't quite the size of the US so I think we can get away with you guys coming - but ... 12 UK hubbers attending??

      That's not great. I don't know how many hubbers are from the UK but surely we can manage more than 12?

      1. CASE1WORKER profile image84
        CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        can we help them?
        Is London the best location- high fares, no parking, maybe somewhere outside.
        I am going to start a thread asking UK hubbers where they live.
        Remember in countries like the US or Australia 200 miles is pretty Ok whilst for us.   ..... arrgh

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I imagine more will sign up for the event when the date gets closer - this summer is yet a while away, no?
        Though yes - London is an expensive place, and though it has the highest population density, hubber-wise, that we can get from what people say about their locations on their profiles, there might be some other good places in the UK to host HubCamps.  I'll be interested to see where people would like to have HubCamps in non-London places, and we'll certainly take those into account!

        1. shazwellyn profile image84
          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Bristol really is a good place for exactly the reasons I have mentioned in previous threads -  great train links, good road links, Bristol airport services lots of links to the rest of the country and the world (people can fly cheaply - I mean cheap, like on £30 Ryanair and EasyJet - from Paris, Tenerife, Dublin, Poland, Manchester, Scotland plus many others).

          Bristol is a lovely beautiful place to visit - very cosmopolitan and a stone-throw from Bath.  Accommodation is reasonable (compared to other cities) and central.

          London is a complete nightmare to get into - the M25 is renowned as the biggest car park in the world (it has no beginning and it has no end).  It is expensive in every possible way - to park, to drive, to get to, to stay, to eat and to hire function rooms. 

          So, you see Bristol is feasible - especially when you take the wider view of hubbers outside the UK as well as those within. wink

    2. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago

      I'd love to do one in my area!

      Only problem - does that mean the person who organizes it must do all the speaking? I HATE public speaking. tongue

      1. adrienne2 profile image83
        adrienne2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        @WryLit Maybe you could team up with another hubber in your area, and present a hubcamp as a team effort.  Just an idea.

      2. Karanda profile image85
        Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        WryLilt, workshops are easy if you have the material and believe in your product. I've done a few and was terrified to begin, but everyone looked at me with hope in their eyes. At that moment, I realised they were there to learn something new so I gave them what they wanted and all went well from that moment on.

        From what I've seen of your Hubs and activity in the forums I have no doubt you will do extremely well. Adrienne2's response is great, to present as a team could be the alternative for you if you have concerns.

      3. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I LOVE public speaking - fly me in smile

        Seriously, I have already done something like this in an unofficial way.  I run a Computer Club here and two months ago I used HubPages as a meeting topic.  There was a good level of interest.  I don't know if any new Hubbers came from it, but maybe.

        But, I am not eligible anyway.  Not here long enough and I (gasp!) have had forum bans.  Oh, well.

        1. WryLilt profile image86
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Alright. I put in an application. With a date like six months away.

          Now if I can just annoy all my local referrals into helping out....

          I like to be the 'behind the scenes' person, making sure things work. I don't like the up front bit!

          1. adrienne2 profile image83
            adrienne2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Good for you, we believe in you, and we're cheering you on! Once you get your feet wet with speaking in front of people you'll be find.  You will have your materials to help you keep the flow going. You'll do wonderful.

            1. WryLilt profile image86
              WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Nope. I've done public speaking before. Even tried to do more for practice. Still scares the pants off me.

              Talking? I can do that. Nonstop. I never shut up. Ask my work mates.

              But I'm far better one on one, sitting down or in small groups!

              1. Pcunix profile image88
                Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sure.  You just need to redefine your notion of small.  I had to give a speech to 4,000 people a few years ago - ever since then, a hundred people seems quite intimate to me.

                Besides, a HubCamp probably will be a relatively small gathering and you will have a lot in common with the people who come.   You can do it!

                1. WryLilt profile image86
                  WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  LoL We shall see. Told my husband I applied and he looked at me with a look that said "Why? For a WEBSITE?"

                  I have a few referrals in town plus I know of at least one well known hubber here too. We shall see...

                  1. MPG Narratives profile image59
                    MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    WryLilt, you can do it. Might see if I can make it, will check it all out. smile

      4. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        WryLilt - we're SO excited that you've applied, and I definitely think there are ways for you to organize the event without having to do a lot of speaking big_smile
        We can certainly work on that as a team as you set up the event. 
        Like Karanda says though, it's a lot easier when you have good materials and speaker notes and the like, and Robin has been doing a stellar job putting really useful notes and slides and guides and checklists together to ensure that presenting is SUPER easy big_smile
        It'll be great!

    3. Karanda profile image85
      Karandaposted 6 years ago

      What a fantastic idea! I would love to help promote HubPages in Australia and with the beautiful Whitsundays (a tropical paradise for those who don't know) as the backdrop for a venue. We have some fantastic writers in the area but as far as I know I am the only one who uses HubPages.

      I must get busy and write another nine hubs so I can qualify. cool

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hehee, awesome!  HubCamps are great, even for those who are unfamiliar with the site.  In fact, we're working on putting together a version of HubCamp that's designed for complete novices, so that might be the one to go with in your case.
        At any rate, we're so pleased you're interested!

        1. Karanda profile image85
          Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          More than interested, Simone. I've run workshops before and I'll be meeting with the locals on Friday, members of the Creative Writers' Group, there's only four of us at the moment but who knows where this might lead? Very exciting stuff!

    4. englightenedsoul profile image60
      englightenedsoulposted 6 years ago

      Wow, this is great.  I will definitely take up this opportunity soon (Exam time here and also me very busy with writing christmas hubs).   

      Also, I hope Hubpages won't mind if I conduct the seminar in college.  Any details as to what materials would we get.  Hubcamp videos would suffice as well, was just curious.

      Also, I would like some hubber from India to take this opportunity and organize it before me.  I would try my best to attend it. 

      Imagine the amount of referrals you can get wink

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hahaa- yeah, holding HubCamps can be a good way to get referrals big_smile
        But very cool - we love the idea of you holding HubCamps in a college setting, and like we say on our "For Professors" page (http://hubpages.com/help/hubcamp-classes), we can provide you with more targeted materials depending on the type of students you'd like to introduce to the site.  Definitely fill out the HubCamp Counselor application: http://hubpages.com/help/hubcamp-startyourown smile

    5. travel_man1971 profile image76
      travel_man1971posted 6 years ago

      This is a good development, Simone. big_smile
      My former radio colleague, who's presently teaching at Mariner's Polytecnic Colleges in Naga City (Bicol, Philippines), just recently joined HubPages. I am proposing to use the academe as the venue for the Meetup. He can be a good HubCamp counselor, too. I will also encourage college students to join HubPages through social media. I'm sure, if they hear our lectures on how Hubpages changed my outlook on virtual writing (aside from its monetization), they'll be joining the wagon instantly.
      P.S. I filled out the application for HubCamp counselor. big_smile

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for filling out the application!  This is so exciting >_<
        Yeah - HubPages + college students = AWESOMENESS! I wish I had known about the site when I was still in school and had someone to introduce and explain it to me.
        We'll be in touch with you soon!

    6. sid_candid profile image61
      sid_candidposted 6 years ago

      Another great innovation at Hubpages. Thanks Hubpages for bringing in exciting changes like these from time to time.

    7. adrienne2 profile image83
      adrienne2posted 6 years ago

      HP is really rocking! This is great.  Thanks hubpages for continuously giving us tools to use in order to keep growing.

    8. ripplemaker profile image90
      ripplemakerposted 6 years ago

      Wow, this is great news....anybody from the Philippines who wants to host a hubcamp? LOL  I'll joining esp. if it will be in Cebu! Yay... big_smile

    9. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

      I did a quick search for "Australia" then selected "Hubbers", and there's quite a healthy list - although most of them I'd never heard of before!

      The ones I've crossed paths with in the past are Salt, WryLilt, EarnestHub, Karanda, Eileen Hughes, agvulpes and MMdelRosario, though some of those have been pretty quiet of late.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Are you going to do a hubcamp, Marisa? big_smile

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No - enough on my plate, thanks!

      2. Karanda profile image85
        Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Apart from the ones you've mentioned Marisa, I've also crossed paths with Dagsthedrover, Blondepoet, Kangaroo Jase, Dark Side, gramarye and AttemptedHumour. There are some really good hubbers here.

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image81
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ok just how many comedic routines do I need to bring or am I just a guest speaker big_smile

          1. Karanda profile image85
            Karandaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Definitely relying on you and AttemptedHumour for the comedy routines. Just love that Aussie wit that no-one else gets. big_smile

    10. MPG Narratives profile image59
      MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago

      Another great innovation, well done Simone. Will try to get to the one that Wrylilt organises.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I hope that means you're nominating yourself as a speaker. Are you in Sydney? Not sure from your profile.

        1. MPG Narratives profile image59
          MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I'm in Sydney and will speak if needed but not sure I know enough yet, it will depend on the subject matter. This needs more discussion.

          1. WryLilt profile image86
            WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            How much travel were you planning to do? I'm in Queensland.

    11. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

      So, if someone has been banned lately they do not qualify as being considered for a counselor position?

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hahahahahahahahhh ^_^';;;;;;

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, I can see his point.  People can get banned from simple carelessness and others, far more nasty, escape banning by being just a tad more vague in their statements.  Now, certainly, there are bans and there are bans, but perhaps some of them really shouldn't be cause for exclusion.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image93
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Bans are useful tools too, Pcinix!  LOL!

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Well, I don't qualify because I am not here long enough, plus there would be no reason because we get a real HubCamp in Boston this spring anyway..  which I and my wig are looking forward to smile

              1. Simone Smith profile image91
                Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hehee, we look forward to seeing both you and your wig, Pcunix.  And yes, it all depends big_smile - we're not going to discount ANYONE based on one single action big_smile  ... I mean, unless it's really bad. O_O

    12. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

      Speaking of public speaking (or even non-public-speaking but speaking in groups)- are people in the Boston HubCamp going to be able to just sit like lumps and listen to someone else (or will they be expected to say anything in any groups)?  (Just wondering because if attendees can't be "nothing but listening lumps", I'm re-thinking....    hmm )  I'm great with one-on-one, but anything that even hints of talking in a group is a-whole-nother thing.   hmm   Now that I'm thinking about this, I'm kind of sensing backing out of attending may be coming on.   lol  I was originally kind of picturing sitting in an audience and just listening.   hmm

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Lisa HW,
        You are more than welcome to just sit and listen; there is no need to chime in to the discussion.  The HubCamps are designed so that Hubbers can ask questions and get to know one another as well as learn from the materials, but if you would rather just listen, that's fine!  We hope you can make it!

    13. dawnM profile image75
      dawnMposted 6 years ago

      Thank-you for the wonderful hubcamp in Hollywood, Robin, Paul and Jason you did an excellent job with everything and I recommend that anyone who wants to learn more about how to be successful on hubpages should go to the camp.  The labs were very helpful and next time maybe we could add on an extra hour.  Understanding the Google titles and how to get the proper wording, that I need and entire day to figure out…lol

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It was so great meeting you, dawnM!  We had so much fun at HubCamp Hollywood!  You were such an integral part of the discussions and making the camp work.  I look forward to reading more of your Hubs!

        1. dawnM profile image75
          dawnMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It was great meeting you as well, your husband and you make a great team!  Hope to see you at a future hub.

    14. snakebaby profile image72
      snakebabyposted 6 years ago

      If I published something today actually written by my daughter, can it be eligible for hubcamp, or hub something? I have no idea how everything's done, how to participate.

      1. WryLilt profile image86
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You've got plenty of hubs, which is what this site is about.

        This thread is about starting training and meeting programs for both new members and old members in the real world. If you meet the criteria you can host your own OR you can wait for an official one in your area.

        1. snakebaby profile image72
          snakebabyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Wrylilt, now I think I understand the purpose

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      antleoposted 6 years ago

      great

    16. Research Analyst profile image79
      Research Analystposted 6 years ago

      very nice idea

    17. JustJets profile image60
      JustJetsposted 6 years ago

      This is a very good idea, Simone! I'm new here in HP, but I'm loving it! What more if I will be able to build connections - like real ones - not virtual alone. I was ecstatic upon reading through the thread and finding out that there were already two from my country who are interested in putting up a HubCamp: Travel_man1971 and ripplemaker! I have another friend who's a Hubber. Hope we can meetup and spread the word to other people!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm so glad you like HubPages so far!!! 
        And yeah- that's a big part of these HubCamps - I hope people have fun with them, and sharing HubPages with friends!

    18. akirchner profile image94
      akirchnerposted 6 years ago

      Cool idea, Simone - I hope to see Prineville (or as we call it Prinetucky) Oregon on there one of these days.....sure thing.  How about Bend, Oregon?

      Good luck with all the hubcamps!

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Bend, Oregon would be AWESOME -especially since it is TOTALLY covered on HubPages.  Heck, we could probably walk around the place blindfolded and know exactly where to go!  I suppose we'll see how the first ones go and move on from there ^_^

     
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