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Top 100 New Hubbers for 2010 (Get ready to Vote)

  1. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    It is that time of year when votes are being cast for the top 100 new hubbers for 2010. After a long hiatus, I am back and ready.
    The deadline is December 31,2010 to cast your vote so think long and hard when it comes to voting. Start reading and reviewing and send me your list of favorites. All winners will be announced on January 7th, 2011. Also send me there Hub Page links which will save me time with tracking all of them down. I will not be voting it is you the community who will be nominating and I will not disclose the votes until Jan 7th,2010.  Send an e-mail and get reading!

    Criteria

    You can vote for yourself.
    Up to 10 individual votes per hubber.

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      Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How do you want nominations? Here, or email via your profile page?

    2. Mikeydoes profile image79
      Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can vote for myself and I can vote ten times? In that case!

      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes
      Mikeydoes!!!

      Haha, jk. Not even going to vote for myself!

      Cool thread, I'll be sure to send you an email with my favs!

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, Mikey. I'm going to read your hubs. Love your dogs!

        1. Mikeydoes profile image79
          Mikeydoesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ohh geez people read my hubs? I'm going to have to make some better ones then.

          This is embarassing smile

          Hello and thank you, I haven't seen them for 14 days, I can't wait to see them tomorrow!

      2. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      3. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      4. evvy_09 profile image86
        evvy_09posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        pssst...vote for evvy_09
        I'm putting together my votes, it's really tough though

    3. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sooooo good to see you back, AE!  I'll look through the nominees after I finish greeting you!
      You're a sight for sore eyes, friend! wink

    4. Sunnyglitter profile image85
      Sunnyglitterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How neat!  I'll send my votes soon.

    5. Rhonda Waits profile image55
      Rhonda Waitsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I vote for Rosie2010 she is just so sweet and  deserving.

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      Dj Candenceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Im new and you can vote for yourself so,


      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence
      Dj Candence

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I really can't see how a hubber with 0 hubs could see themselves as a contender.

        1. KristenGrace profile image61
          KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, darkside does make a point...

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    *bump* Come help AEvans put together 100 New Hubbers for 2010.

    She can definitely use your help. smile

    Post the person's profile an nominate whoever you like. smile

    If you're not aware, AEvans- Julianna, was so awesome in doing last years hub, so let's as a community help her do another amazing hub. smile

  3. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    That's awesome, Julianna! Winning last year's title was one of the high points in my life. So glad you're doing it again. I'll be on the lookout for great new hubbers!

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am looking forward to it and the list is already growing. Habee you are such a joy and I wonder who will take your place this year? mmmmm.... this will be an exciting one! big_smile

    2. nell79 profile image85
      nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not surprised to hear that you won last year, habee! Your content is great and you keep a clear and fair mind on the forums. You were one of the first people I chose to follow! smile

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    *Another bumped thread*

    Come help AEvans compile the New 100 New Hubbers. Nominate a Hubber or more. Vote! smile

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Oh dear, there'll be a frenzy of shameless self promotion, friend bothering, forum spamming.

    I don't think I have enough energy.

  6. ns1209 profile image34
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    Mark, you just did a bit of shameless self promotion so I vote for you!

    1)Mark Ewbie!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, I'm in trouble now...

      ... but thanks ns, I'll send you the money as we discussed.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What's your going rate, Mark?? lol

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Lol, yes.  ns was not too expensive, but a successful hubber like you I guess would cost quite a bit.

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No...what do you pay for a vote? I'm not eligible. I've been here too long, and I won last year.

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I knew that.  We seem to be at cross porpoises.  But then I can't usually get my point across using the medium of the written word.

              Let's call the deal off.  Before I get banned.

              1. habee profile image90
                habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I just read your hub about forum posts. TOO FUNNY!!

    2. Stories Inc. profile image74
      Stories Inc.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That works?!

      Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,Stories Inc.,

      ... Didn't help, did it? *sigh*


      PS: please don't report this as spam, it was just a joke...

  7. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    AEvans, it's good to see you again!  I hope you are doing well.

    I have two questions and two suggestions about the nomination and voting process. 

    Questions:  Do you want a link specifically to their profile page or just to any of their hubs?  Is there any limit to the number of people one Hubber may nominate - or is a nomination in this case the same as a vote?

    Suggestions: Since we know the Hubbers best who have been around and posting in forums for the longest, I would love to see a new forum thread that mentions some of the great newer hubbers who have not participated in forums very much.  I don't want them to get lost! 

    Also, since some great hubbers join near the end of the year, their chances to become known are less than those of the hubbers who join early in the year.  (Example:  Cecilia Beltran - when I checked to see whether she was new in 2010, I saw that she apparently joined late in 2009.)  I think it would be great to have this recognition process every six months OR expand the "year" to a 14-15 month period.  That is, "2010" would begin in October or November of 2009; "2011" would begin in Oct.-Nov. of 2010, etc.  Otherwise, I can see a lot of great newer people being overlooked.  Is there any way to prevent that?  Or perhaps (instead) make one special category in the voting for the best new hubbers of the last quarter of the year?

    1. H.C Porter profile image84
      H.C Porterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like your ideas....

  8. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    definitely i will be vote but I have too many favorites sad

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      (wink, wink!)  lol

  9. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    my goal is to make the top 4000

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I came second last in a recent hubnugget thing. Felt like crap for a week.

      1. shazwellyn profile image83
        shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it does make you feel rubbish - still some people get real joy out of making one feel crap and that is positive, right (for them)? It obviously makes them happy - some people love issuing hate campaigns.

        One thing is for sure, they've screwed my loyalty lol

  10. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Julianna, I've sent you a few nominations, and I'm still reading hubs by new hubbers.

  11. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    hold on.. this is for 'New' Hubbers?

    I am guessing that 17 months isn't 'New'?

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol you are disqualified. date expired lol

      1. Greek One profile image80
        Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        story of my life

        1. saleheensblog profile image59
          saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          sally didn't write it

  12. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

    Just voted in 2 categories. There are some very good hubs.

    1. the clean life profile image76
      the clean lifeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Where do we send our votes to?

      1. LSKing profile image86
        LSKingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        email the OP

        1. the clean life profile image76
          the clean lifeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LSKing, thank you but i'm not sure what OP is sorry, New at this sad

          1. queen cleopatra profile image84
            queen cleopatraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            OP as in original poster smile

            1. the clean life profile image76
              the clean lifeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oh I should have know that, Sorry about that , and Thank You!!

          2. Denise Handlon profile image88
            Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Don't feel bad, Mark, I'm in the dark about this too.  Ok, so we are emailing A.Evans...got it.  Thanks   smile

  13. queen cleopatra profile image84
    queen cleopatraposted 6 years ago

    This is exciting! And very difficult! I have lots of hubbers in mind! smile

  14. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 6 years ago

    Good to see you back AEvans, you have been on my mind. Great job you are doing, what a way to come back!! smile

  15. rmcrayne profile image93
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago
  16. Maria Cecilia profile image81
    Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago

    I nominate DJ bryle

  17. Maria Cecilia profile image81
    Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago

    oops sorry here her link http://hubpages.com/profile/DjBryle

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    cookingdivaposted 6 years ago

    Wow, There are many new great hubbers and I know I do not know all of them. I am new myself so I am not sure how to nominate people, here on the post?

    I nominate following people;

    Docmo
    Rosie2010
    prarieprincess
    nell79
    Karenwadke
    ssual

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      mail AEvans with name and link

    2. Rosie2010 profile image82
      Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cookingdiva, thanks for the mention.  You ought to be on the list too.  I will make sure you are.

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        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Rosie2010,

        :-) Thanks! I really think you and many others I mentioned are super!

    3. Docmo profile image92
      Docmoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, thanks cooking diva, I am so humbled by your mention! You should be on this list- !

    4. nell79 profile image85
      nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Cookingdiva, thank you! I think you're doing much better on here than me though. You should definitely make that list smile

    5. prairieprincess profile image97
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, thank you so much for the mention! I love your hubs, too!

  19. Karanda profile image84
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    This is so hard. I looked at the post this morning and spent some time checking out my favourite hubbers and if any of them qualified as newbies. There's at least 30. What to do, they're all so good.

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol, same here

    2. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      okay, so some of you are having a tough time with only 10.

      I will give you up to 15. Amazing there are a so many newbies I have not even heard of I have a lot of reading to do. big_smile

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    I emailed my five nominations to AEVans Tuesday night.
    Good luck to everyone!

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you can send 5 more tongue

  21. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 6 years ago

    Thanks Saleheen for posting this in another thread.  I may have missed it.  smile     Only 10 per person?  This will be a difficult choice.

  22. prairieprincess profile image97
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    Hi,

    I have a couple of quick questions about this contest. Okay, so we nominate our choices first, right, by e-mailing them to you? And then you choose two hundred of those and we vote on those?

    So, we can vote ten times. May we also nominate ten times? Or is nominating also voting??

    I just want to know how this whole process works! Thanks!

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You send your nominations which also count as a vote toward your favorite. Look at the hubs last year it will give you an idea on how it worked. smile

  23. Cordale profile image75
    Cordaleposted 6 years ago

    I got 170,000 views in my first two months? Does this qualify me for anything? smile

    1. AEvans profile image71
      AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is awesome!!!! The most amount of views for a newbie possibly. smile

    2. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thats amazing

    3. Bel Marshall profile image59
      Bel Marshallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That qualifies you as a writing God in my book...not sure what that counts for though!

    4. Audarah profile image82
      Audarahposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Holy Wow! I'd like to break even with at least 500 views, but 170,000? Go you!

  24. prairieprincess profile image97
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    Voting done! I sent you an email, AE. Thanks.

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    JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago

    Hope i reach in the top 50. Who do you all think that who is the most deserving hubber to get this award and come first? Who's performance was good?

    1. Rosie2010 profile image82
      Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You got my vote.  Your original recipes are awesome!!!

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        JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks a lot Rosie2010! You get my vote too!

  26. Tammy L profile image84
    Tammy Lposted 6 years ago

    Those I have nominated include:

    KristenGrace
    Giselle Maine
    Chris Lincoln
    Alternative Prime
    prairieprincess
    saleheensblog
    Dave Mathews
    bcatgray
    Jason Nichols
    Julianne Adams
    Rosie2010
    samsons1
    Mark Ewbie

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ~mail to AEvans with links
      ~you can add yourself in the list as well
      ~thank you for mentioning me smile

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      JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for voting for me Tammmy L! I will include your name too when i send a e-mail to A Evans. Thanks again!

    3. KristenGrace profile image61
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Tammy!! You're the best! smile

    4. Rosie2010 profile image82
      Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks, Tammy, you also got my vote!

    5. bcatgray profile image61
      bcatgrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Woo hoo! Thanks Tammy! I voted for you also!

      1. Tammy L profile image84
        Tammy Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the vote/nomination.  I had a tough time narrowing it down.

    6. prairieprincess profile image97
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you, Tammy!

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    Pachuca213posted 6 years ago

    hey chica! I will email you my vote.

  28. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I thought "oh goody" when I saw this 2010 thing.  On reflection though it's not so much "oh goody", but who on earth to suggest?

    I've not been here long but when I check some of my favourite gurus I find they haven't been here that long either.  And they are giants compared to my measly efforts.

    For example, and please don't be offended if I leave anyone out...

    Wrylilt
    Spacey Gracey
    Pcunix

    I hope these guys, and all the other brilliant hubbers I haven't even come across yet, get the accolade they undoubtedly deserve.

  29. xixi12 profile image79
    xixi12posted 6 years ago

    i have a lot of new hubbers to nominate and since am new my self, i might as well nominate me(can i do that?). That said, I have to go beautify my hub in preparation.lol smile

  30. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Welcome back Julianna!!! 


    I've missed you!  smile

    Will you be providing categories and/or topics like last year? 

    and you know, I'll be happy to help if you need it.


    Beth

  31. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    I am getting the e-mails keep them coming! Sooooo many great hubbers this is going to be another great year! smile


    Thank you for the welcome! I am working on getting back to some normalcy.

    1. must65gt profile image78
      must65gtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow...so many new And talented hubbers...I feel old!

  32. lindajot profile image81
    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    This is so cool - it will be hard to vote, I've come across some amazing writers and hubs.  Already a few in mind - off to read!

    1. KristenGrace profile image61
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  There are many fantastic writers out there!

  33. Christene profile image82
    Christeneposted 6 years ago

    I'm new. big_smile 

    I'm kinda quiet.

    *waves*

    1. KristenGrace profile image61
      KristenGraceposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Christene.  I checked out your profile - You've been here 11 months - That's not TOO new!! tongue
      But hi either way !

      1. Christene profile image82
        Christeneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm newish.  Ha

        1. AEvans profile image71
          AEvansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are! You are only 11 months old. You fall into 2010! smile

          1. Ipeoney profile image85
            Ipeoneyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Is this for Hubbers who joined withn 2010 only? Starting from Jan. 1 2010?

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Wrylit has to be #1!
    Diane Inside and Sofs are right up there as well.
    Praireprincess.
    I'll get back with the other 11 soon.

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      wow did I see my name....here........... I though I was pretty quiet , kidding around only in the sandpit... smile
      That is very sweet of you logic, commonsense .. Thank you for considering me !! smile

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I meant Wrylilt!  I always forget the l!  Sorry WL!

    3. prairieprincess profile image97
      prairieprincessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thank you ... you don't know how much that means to me.!

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    JASON NICHOLSposted 6 years ago

    And which place do i fit in the "Top 100 New Hubbers for 2010"? What do you think AEvans, Will i win too and come in the top 100 hubbers? Please see my profile and hubs and reply to me.

  36. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Okay, here's another question about this contest and voting -

    What if we recommend/ nominate/ vote for someone whose account (the one we are voting for) is actually a second, third or fourth account for someone who has been here longer than a year?

    I thought about this when I was checking out some of the newer Hubbers and saw that someone who has been here on one account for nine months has been here on a different one for four years! How would that situation be handled?

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      and what if a hubber vote from two different accounts? many a hubbers including the new ones have multiple accounts.

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, how would we know?

      I can think of a few I would vote for (and yes, Mark Ewbie is one and not because he mentioned me).  I think Wrylilt started this year and there are a few others i need to go check both to get their names right and to see when they started, but that duplicate account thing bothers me.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you're referring to my duplicate accounts, my original account  LarasMama was started in mid January '10. smile

        1. Aficionada profile image91
          Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          WryLilt, I am SO excited to see you back!! And I hope this means that some of the crap that has been flung your way recently is getting cleaned up.  But, even if not, it's wonderful to see you here.

          I think actually that I'm the one who first mentioned the duplicate account question, and it came up when I started taking note of all the new Hubbers from 2010 that I hadn't seen before.

          In making a list, I came across one that was a new account in 2010, but the same avatar was used on an account that was 4 years old. (And it wasn't like an Indian Auntie avatar - it looked like the Hubber's personal photo.)  I also remember that a number of very famous Hubbers have numerous accounts, and I just wondered whether there were any sort of safeguards in place to avoid selecting someone who has actually been here for a while.  I know it would create a whole lot of extra work for AEvans, and I really have no intention of doing that!  But I also don't want to waste any of my votes either.  big_smile  My comment was definitely not a reference to you or to any other account of my own either.

          Maybe the best way to avoid wasting votes would just be for me to send 5 for WryLilt, 5 for SpaceyGracey, 5 for Website Examiner - but then what would I do about PCunix, Edweirdo, sweetsusieg, and Rafini?  and Mark Ewbie, saleheensblog, psycheskinner, raisingme, nell79, Jeff Berndt, couturepopcafe?  And so many others that I would love to nominate!  I haven't sent in my votes yet, I'm just voicing my admiration of many great Hubbers here.

          Yesterday I narrowed my list of nearly 300 down to 60 or so that I am considering!  So many good Hubbers, so little time....

        2. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wasn't thinking of yours, because I know you'd be honest about it. But I sure was thinking of others who might not be.

          I'm glad to see you back, by the way.

  37. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I'm not voting for anyone, simply because I can see from last year's list a couple of sockpuppets.

    I think the whole idea of having a Hubber of the Year or whatever it is, is nonsense.

    You'll get all the newbies voting for the person who posts most, even if their posts contain inaccurate information.

    I myself didn't post much for my first few months on here because I'm from the generation where you lurk first, read forum posts, get to know who knows what etc.

    Then you join in, but you don't give advice unless you know that that advice is 100% accurate.

    Unfortunately, too many newbies here think they know everything. Bit by bit they learn and their forum posts change to reflect this.

    I'm damned sure I wouldn't give them a vote.

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Which also makes me suggest that people like me should be ineligible. I may be new to HubPages, but I have been writing on the Internet since 1991.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No I think you should be included, because you know what you are talking about.

    2. Tammy L profile image84
      Tammy Lposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I understand completely what you're saying, Izzy.  I didn't jump into the forums right away either.  I'm not going to claim to know everything because I know damn well I don't know it all.  The New Hubbers of the Year, in my opinion, is mainly to encourage the newbies to stick with it.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Glad to see someone else with a bit of decorum! You lurked and read which is what all newbies should be doing IMO.

        Learning how to hub is a huge learning experience, a huge curve, but too many on here think they know it all when really they know nothing. Out of last year's contenders, how many are still here?

        1. Maria Cecilia profile image81
          Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          really something like those exist? when I started at hubpages I was not aware of the forum, I think I started visiting forums a few months since I joined... and you think if one is inacative in the forum, it will make him or her unpopular in hubpages? just plain curious?

          I understand your point of view anyway...

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not unpopular, just unknown. How can anyone vote for an unknown - even though their hubs are excellent.
            Not that I know a hubber who has excellent hubs...all I'm saying is, on a site such as this, the winner of this comp will be the one who has posted more than anyone else.
            Forum posting has nothing to do with writing ability.

            I looked at last year's contenders. The winner, Habee, is well-deserved. Even right now, she is one of Hubpages shining lights.

            But a huge number of the also-rans have left Hubpages, and quite a few of those struggled to speak English, never mind write it.
            Yet others spent their lives on the forums and wrote hubs in their spare time, and it showed.

            So exactly what is the criteria here?

            1. Maria Cecilia profile image81
              Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              well maybe you have a point  there.

            2. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Izzy! Believe me, I was shocked when I discovered that I had won!

              1. Maria Cecilia profile image81
                Maria Ceciliaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Habee I am just proud you are one of my first few followers....that's an achievement itself

    3. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you Izzy.  Given that most of my 'repertoire' involves bigging myself up while giving inaccurate information I am probably a prime example.

      You may be surprised to learn, although I hope not, that I don't like the beauty contest deal either.  Some of us, ie. me, are more natural show offs than others - but in my few weeks here I have already seen some real quality hubs from writers who put time and effort into their work.

      How to judge?  And on what to base that judgement?  Impossible.

      If however, I do scrape into 97th place, I will be rewriting my profile and planning an early retirement from proper work.

    4. nell79 profile image85
      nell79posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, Izzy! I found the forum not too long after I joined. I think I stuck my foot in my mouth first thing too. Haha! I will be the first to admit that I don't even know close to everything, but I'd sure like to one day! Maybe when I'm dead? LOL

      Anyway, I do get your point and hope I haven't offended you here with any of my posts smile

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    foreignpressposted 6 years ago

    I cast one vote for me.

    BTW, watch for an update on Sarah Palin's appearance on Dancing With The Stars.

  39. Midnight Oil profile image90
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    I am so new to Hub pages (two weeks ago), people probably haven't even noticed me yet, let alone want to vote for me.

    Never mind, maybe next year smile

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is a classic example of what I was trying to say. This guy has only been here two weeks - I have not seen him post before, but he has 14 hubs, which is a lot more than I had at his stage.
      This best hubber of the year or whatever its title doesn't reflect on anything except those with the biggest mouths who just had to jump in at every opportunity, sometimes even before they'd written a hub. How can anyone vote for someone who doesn't forum post? Do the forum posters make the best hubbers?

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        foreignpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        IzzyM: You're making waaaay too much out of this. This is simply a diversion and a fun time for all. Nothing more. In fact, I think I'll pad the ballot box with two votes for me.

      2. bcatgray profile image61
        bcatgrayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't comment on the forums. Matter of fact, I just found out that they are here for anything other than the normal "help me do..." kind of topics. However, I'm a commenter. I try my best to comment on all of my followers (and other hubpages too) Hubs. I try to leave fan mail, etc. When people comment on my Hubs, I try to comment to theirs as well. So I was assuming that the votes would come from close Hubbers.

        1. Joy56 profile image61
          Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You do comment on the forums now.... HELLO AND welcome

    2. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you have some great hubs. that's why it's helpful to make an appearance in the forums now and then, but many of the very good writers don't frequent the forums, which is fine!

      as far as finding new hubbers worthy of nomination, Hubnuggets is a great place to find them. it doesn't have to be those who post in the forums. getting nominated can help someone receive more exposure if they make the top 100 because Juliannna will have links to all the profiles in her nomination hub. smile

      good luck everyone!

      check out medora trevilian and mutiny92, denise handlon those are 3 on my list.  also d.g. smith.

  40. Midnight Oil profile image90
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    Mmmm seems I need to be a bit more active on the forum too

    But, I think I might have secured a single vote thought smile

  41. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Waves and Hugs AE smile

    What an exciting thread!

    Have been busy hub hopping the last few days,so now I can see I will need to zero in on some newbie targets.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas AE and all smile

  42. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    You're a funny guy Mark and the forums would be a duller place without you! Keep on writing and I wish you well smile

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mark IS funny!

  43. PR_am profile image60
    PR_amposted 6 years ago

    Where to cast the vote, Here?

  44. 6stringmethod profile image59
    6stringmethodposted 6 years ago

    i know its seems selfish but i vote for myself 6stringmethod

  45. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    You need to email the OP with your votes. (AEvans)

  46. evvy_09 profile image86
    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    Let's not forget about evvy!  She's funny, beautiful and not boastful at all!
    tongue

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    I'd like to add DawnM and LSKing as well.

  48. Aficionada profile image91
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Help!!

    When this thread first started, I began paying more attention to Hubbers that I felt were not very well known, and I started a spreadsheet so that I could keep up with newer Hubbers.  I now have a list of over 200!!!

    Actually, the list includes about 20 or so who joined near the end of 2009.  It's one of my personal beefs that some of them may not have been well-enough known for the 2009 voting, but now they are among the best Hubbers we have.  So they are in the spreadsheet too.

    I would be happy to share the list, if anyone here would like to see some names of Hubbers they may not have checked out yet.  I have turned it into a Google Doc, but I am new at the whole Google Docs thing and learning as I go. 

    Google Doc Mentors of Mine (you know who you are), if you have the time, would you please let me know how to "share" the Doc with anyone, but set so that it cannot be altered?  (Or, is there any possibility of allowing only certain columns of a spreadsheet to have additions and alterations, but not the entire worksheet?)  Other knowledgeable folks are welcome to explain this to me too - my grateful Thank You for this! big_smile

    One note - the "time" listed in the spreadsheet refers to the time I saw when I first added the name.  Since HP updates time on anniversaries, many of these may have changed already.

  49. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    I think AE's work is wonderful. She shines a deserving light in so many cases on writers who need a little boost or who deserve it. I don't know that it's meant to be a completely impartial evaluation of every new hubber. There's no way to do that, really. We all gravitate to certain people, and we form friendships and alliances which often keep us focused and keep us going. Hubbers will always come and go. There will always be sock puppets. So what. The point for me is to vote for people whose work you admire and whom you feel are deserving of a day-brightening boost. That's all it needs to be. We're not all hoping for a Pulitzer, we're just being good neighbors in the neighborhood, so I say just keep it simple, discover a new hubber you think ought to have a light shined on them, and enjoy supporting the process that AE has started.

    It's Christmastime. What a nice thing to do for others.

    Thanks AE. I'm so glad that you are coming back to life and it's so good to see you here again. I'll send votes in a bit.

    smile

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said, Daniel!

    2. Aficionada profile image91
      Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Beautifully said, Daniel!! 

      I think that all of us who know AEvans are delighted that she's doing this (even if my posts have focused on what seem to be hurdles, more than on my appreciation).  It is a huge task, and she does a wonderful job, as all can see by looking at her hubs from last year.

      I was sorry to see IzzyM earlier say that she will not vote, and I hope she has changed her mind.  She is one of the ones who joined near the end of 2009, and for all of the time I've been here she has been one of the most brightly shining lights!

      I think that this voting is pretty much what we make it to be.  It can be nothing more than a popularity contest; and if that is all it is, that would be sad.  Going by last year's results, the best use of this would be to focus on those who write terrific Hubs, who participate well in the forums, who reach out to others with help and/or with friendship - in other words, good members of the HubPages Community.  At least, that's the way I see it.  I do also think it's a good opportunity to seek out and get to know some of the lesser-known Hubbers.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        er.. if there's anyone I can help or reach out to as a friend.. please leave a message.

        I'll get back to you.

  50. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    Hi AE its good to see you back, I have missed you terribly xx

 
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