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HubMob Weekly Topic: Do it-yourselfers, How-Toers and Step-by-Steppers

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

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    First of all, I have officially made it to the Las Vegas airport to head back to good ol' HubPages HQ after a crazy week in Las Vegas. I haven't really gotten any sleep today, so I apologize for any bad grammar, misspellings and what not. That's my disclaimer for the day. smile

    So, after last week's overly amazing HubMob that we had , I wanted to keep the Mob'n up and running with some fun stuff that many of us  Hubbers would really enjoy writing and reading about. We had almost 50 Hubs entered into last week's HubMobbing madness, which is sooooo awesome. Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun! Below is proof of the awesoeness that is the HubMob!

    http://hubpages.com/u/535842_f520.jpg

    This week's topic is going to be a little different and a is a pretty wide open topic that everyone should be able to figure out something to write about and contribute to. smile

    This week's HubMob Topic is simply: Do it-yourselfers, How-Toers and Step-by-Steppers: Teach us something, Hubbers!. I created this week's HubMob topic because pretty much everyone can do one or two things really well and I'm super curious to see the exactly what those couple of things are. Feel free write about anything that's related to this topic, such as awesome recipes, carving a pumpkin, how to create a blog or even how to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich.. As always, have a lot of fun with this and I'll see you soon!

    To join this week's HubMob, please follow the steps below:

    1. Come up with an amazing idea to write your Hub on that has something to do with the topic of creating an informative and interesting How-To, Step-By-Step or Do-It-Yourself that teaches the rest of us Hubbers and the rest of the world about something that you're a self-described expert on(or at least you think you are smile ). Make the topic your own and feel free to have fun with it, research it or wing it. It's up to you on how you write your HubMob Hub.

    2. After you come up with your topic idea, click this link and answer the Request that I entered in for all of you HubMobsters. Feel free to use the tags that I suggested or add a few of your own.

    3. Write a an awesomely comprehensive Hub that completely covers your topic idea. Be sure to add an RSS Capsule that includes the RSS feed to the rest of this week's HubMob entries (Link: http://hubpages.com/request/7213/best?rss) and also add one of the HubMob images below to your Hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week.

    http://hubpages.com/u/513477_f520.jpg

    http://hubpages.com/u/515149_f520.jpg

    4. After you publish your HubMob Hub, reply in this Forum thread with a brief description of what topic idea you wrote about, why you chose it and a link to your newly published contribution to the HubMob. I mean, we all want to see, too!

    5. Keep track of your Hub and keep us updated on any traffic that you're getting and post some screenshots if you end up HubMobbing a few search keyword over on Google.

    1. lgyre profile image59
      lgyreposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hi,

      I just made a hub on how to do a yogic headstand.  It's here:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Do-a-Hea … a-Way?done

      I love doing headstands, and I think way too many people think of them as not really possible, when all it usually takes is a little perseverance.

    2. lgyre profile image59
      lgyreposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Apparently I write on a lot of how-to topics.  I just did another hub for this mob, about how to make cookies without a recipe:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-Coo … ecipe?done

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Ryan, Your sleep deprivation has probably caused this-- You forgot to change the subject in the "steps" directions #1.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      haha, yeah, I was nodding off mid-Forum post while sitting in the airport at 4:30am.

      Not pretty...not pretty at all.

      But, I slept an hour on the plane ride back and I'm feeling pretty good..for now. smile

  3. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    This is an easy subject this week... way cool Ryan... regards Zsuzsy

  4. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 8 years ago

    I am for it this week, I didn't manage last week's hubmob, my little hooligan broke an arm.  sad
    Now I'll try to find something I'm good at to write my How to ...

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ummm...how about how to deal with your child's broken arm? smile

      http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2066/1881252486_acbf9a3dc9.jpg

      1. Princessa profile image84
        Princessaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I am not very good at that one, so I chose this other one instead:
        http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-striptease  A housewife's guide.

        What is the RSS feed?

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, the effects from the all-nighter in Las Vegas has bigger implications than I first thought I guess...sorry about that. Here's the good RSS link:

          http://hubpages.com/request/7213/best?rss

          There are some great HubMobster Hubs already posted - keep 'em coming! smile

          1. Princessa profile image84
            Princessaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Ok.  Thanks for the RSS I have added it to my hub BUT now the adverts have gone!!! any idea why? and how to solve it?

  5. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Ryan I love this new topic!  How-to guides are one of my favorite things to write.  Thank for creating this week's theme.

  6. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    How to leaves everything so open. I like it. Ideas are brewing as we speak.

  7. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Hmmmm.  I have a few ideas for this.  Darnit, I can't pick!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How about . . . How to Pick a Topic for Your Hub ?

  8. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Ryan I know I did two last week, is there any number that we can go with? I've got two ideas right now, and I'm bound to have a few more by the end of the work day...

    (Yea, I'll admit, I'm a little bored.)

  9. shawna.wilson profile image88
    shawna.wilsonposted 8 years ago

    This is going to be fun.  I love writing "How to" articles!  Can't wait to read what everyone comes up with smile  I'm with Whitney-can we do more than one??

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sure you can do more than one....the more the merrier!

  10. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Ryan said at the beginning of HubMob we can answer the request more than once.  I made two hubs to answer last week's request, so I am sure it would be fine this week too, unless Ryan say differently smile.

  11. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Hup,

    I demand you go to sleep - or I'll call and nag you!

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You'll be glad to know that I actually got some sleep last night...aka I passed out on the couch as soon as I actually sat down at the end of the day.

  12. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Here's my first one: How to take apart and clean an xbox 360
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Take-Apart-An-XBOX-360

    I have another one that is near finished, but I need pictures. So, it may have to wait until I get home.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Great Hub on taking part the XBOX, although usually when I take something apart, I can never get it back together again.

      I always seem to have a few 'extra parts' laying around as well...

  13. SpotCoolStuff.com profile image79
    SpotCoolStuff.composted 8 years ago

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    My hubmobbing contribution:

    Cool Ways To Heat Your House:
    How To Save Money On Your Home Fuel Heating Costs


    http://hubpages.com/hub/Cool-Ways-To-He … Costs?done

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Great Hub, but luckily one that I don't need to pay much attention to now that I live out in California. smile

  14. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    My second one: how to set up a crested gecko enclosure
    http://hubpages.com/_reptiles/hub/crest … _enclosure

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Geico?

      http://www.carinsurance180.com/uploaded_images/Geico-Car-Insurance-744425.jpg

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I've finished my hub. How to make the perfect martini

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Make-the-Perfect-Martini

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Whoa...this calls for a HubPages Happy hour! smile

  16. Research Analyst profile image79
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    I chose to write my Hubmob topic on How to interview for a Job. I picked this topic because I have written resumes for friends and during that time I learned a few things about interviews.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-intervie … -Get-Hired

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Soooo...are you saying that I shouldn't wear my flip-flops? smile

      http://the-world-in-focus.com/blog3/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/1zacefron.jpg

  17. secondsamuel profile image60
    secondsamuelposted 8 years ago

    How to freeze tomatoes straight out of the garden or produce section of your grocery store without processing them.

    Step #1 > Obtain a tomato.

    Step #2 > Rinse the tomato, clean off any debris or dust.

    Step #3 > Cut out the navel (optional)

    Step #4 > Place the tomato/es in a freezer safe storage bag.

    Step #5 > Place the tomato/es in a freezer.

    Step #6 > When you are ready to cook the tomato/es just simply let it thaw. The peeling will fall right off and there you go; it's ready to stew. wink

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey secondsamuel,

      How about you expand on this and add it to the HubMob?

      1. hot dorkage profile image79
        hot dorkageposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Think u missed the point.  What more is there to this one?

  18. docbenduke profile image59
    docbendukeposted 8 years ago

    thanks for this

  19. Lela Davidson profile image82
    Lela Davidsonposted 8 years ago

    Mine's up!
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Life-With-Kids- … -with-Kids
    I wrote this one because all us parents can use tips and reminders to make mornings run more smoothly. And that coffee maker tip? Totally good idea for everybody!

  20. Just_Rodney profile image41
    Just_Rodneyposted 8 years ago

    Wwell my contribution is How to make a beef pie, The entire pie from the making of the filling, to making pastry and finally baking. I have even given serving suggestions. roll

  21. Julie-Ann Amos profile image49
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years ago

    Here's this week's first:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Grilling-How-To … nd-Burning

    BUT Ryan the rss feed link is wrong in the instructions, can you edit the first post?  It should be request 7213 not the one you quote.  If people cut and paste without noticing (which I just did... then caught it)

  22. pcjunkychick profile image81
    pcjunkychickposted 8 years ago
  23. Julie-Ann Amos profile image49
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years ago

    And another quickie I had in progress!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Leather-Care--H … sh-and-New

  24. anime_nanet profile image61
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago
    1. anime_nanet profile image61
      anime_nanetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      After being unpublished from some time, this hub is back!

  25. Dottie1 profile image80
    Dottie1posted 8 years ago

    Just wrote about a day in my life this week!
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Be-A-Goo … itter?done

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      http://z.hubpages.com/u/537344_f260.jpg

      Everybody now....AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

      1. Dottie1 profile image80
        Dottie1posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW......thank you Ryan.  Got to go see if they're up from their naps now.  BRB!

  26. profile image0
    SirDentposted 8 years ago

    I am joining in this round. I have a little knowledge about how to do things around the house.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      suhhhhhweet!

      Who else is in? I'm still trying to decide what to write mine on this week...probably something nerdy and tech-related. smile

  27. Moon Daisy profile image82
    Moon Daisyposted 8 years ago

    I've just posted this one:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/An-easy-recipe- … -really-is

    It does exactly as it says!

  28. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    If SirDent is going to join in, then I am too.  Here is just one of mine:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Paint-Ap … -the-Walls

    How many can we have?  I also have my sewing hubs.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The point of the HubMob is to write new hubs on the subject, responding to Ryan's weekly request.

  29. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    Ok, then the apartment one was published after this went up.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It's an extremely creative solution!

    2. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Lady Guinevere,

      Be sure to answer this Request when joining the HubMob:

      http://hubpages.com/request/7213/best

      That way, we have all of the HubMobsters all on one place. smile

  30. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago
    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Patty,

      I guess that it's true that I learn something new everyday...healing with honey, wow.

      Also, remember to add one of the HubMob banners and the RSS Capsule of the other HubMob Hubs, too. That way each of the HubMobs reference each other.

      Here is the RSS feed you need to use: http://hubpages.com/request/7213/best?rss

      And here are the banners:

      http://hubpages.com/u/513477_f520.jpg

      http://hubpages.com/u/515149_f520.jpg

      Thanks, Patty! smile

  31. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago
  32. Bob Ewing profile image55
    Bob Ewingposted 8 years ago

    Ok, this is something everyone who eats meat needs to know how to do, they may never eat a fast food burger again.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-A-G … ese-Burger

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent hub

      You might want to correct the typo in the second paragraph, "tatse" smile

      1. Bob Ewing profile image55
        Bob Ewingposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        thanks, I make that one often.

  33. shibashake profile image83
    shibashakeposted 8 years ago

    Here's mine:
    Human Tetris: How to Create a Winning Team

    Going with humor this time, which is always tough. smile Let me know how I did.

    Human Tetris is this hilariously funny game started in Japan. Many of you have probably seen the videos on YouTube, but if you haven't, definitely check it out in the hub. It was so funny when I first saw it that I laughed till I cried. big_smile

  34. Christoph Reilly profile image85
    Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago

    Here's mine with my usual acerbic and irreverent attitude. It's funny sometimes, but you'll learn more about the Classic Martini than you thought possible.

    How To Make The Classic Martini Garnished With History, Legends, and Famous Quotes

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-the … ous-Quotes

  35. spryte profile image88
    spryteposted 8 years ago

    In keeping with the spirit of this week's hubpages, I figured I would contribute something I'm rather good at doing...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Call-In-Sick-To-Work

    Should I turn on the news tomorrow morning and discover an outbreak of tummy aches and non-specific flu-like symptoms that prevent a record number of people from going to work...I'll be honored.  smile

    Enjoy!

  36. profile image0
    SirDentposted 8 years ago

    Here is my article for this week's HubMob. I hope you enjoy it. If not then tongue on you. I am only joking. lol

    How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets

  37. SpotCoolStuff.com profile image79
    SpotCoolStuff.composted 8 years ago

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    A fear this topic might be a little too niched, but having just returned from leading a trip from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, another addition to this week's HubMob . . .

    How To Pack For A Safari In Africa

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Pack-For … -In-Africa

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like it very much!

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No, it's not to narrow-- I will never go to Africa, but I would like to know how to pack anyway -- just in case.

  38. Lela Davidson profile image82
    Lela Davidsonposted 8 years ago

    Worked again! I've got the number one Google results for:
    simplify mornings with kids
    simpler morning with kids

  39. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago

    Here's another one form me...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Remember … ress-Daily


    There are LOTS of good Hubs on the topic this week from the Hub Mob! smile

  40. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Here is one from me http://hubpages.com/hub/Tips-For-How-To-Shorten-Jeans

    Off to read some of this weeks hubmob hubs lol

  41. kerryg profile image85
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    Mine's up. It's about caring for pet praying mantises.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/praying-mantis-care

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful and fun!

  42. profiler profile image77
    profilerposted 8 years ago

    Here's my contibution to the hubMob!

    My finest hub until the moment, me thinks! ^_^

    Learn how to impress girls in an original way. You'll find a bit of humor but also of sadness, learning something new in the end!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-impress- … ep-by-Step

    HubHugs to all of you!

  43. profile image0
    Ananta65posted 8 years ago

    I have to pass on this one. sad Notonly are DIY and I a terrible combination, but I also simply lack the time.

  44. guidebaba profile image60
    guidebabaposted 8 years ago
  45. profiler profile image77
    profilerposted 8 years ago

    How do you make the HubMob logo and links appear in your Hubmob answer hub?

    1. profiler profile image77
      profilerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Ok I've got the rss feed part big_smile But now I have other problem. I added  http://hubpages.com/request/7213/best?rss just as you stated Ryan, and hubs do appear when I click on the "Preview Feed" button, but when I complete the editing it shows a message saying the feed is not valid.

      Am I doing something wrong?

      1. profile image0
        SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The only reason I can see why it isn't showing would be because you ticked the box that says, "DO NOT SHOW THIS CAPSULE."  You also must save but I'm sure you know that already. If it is something else then I have no idea.

        To use the logo, you must add a photo capsule to your hub. You get the link to the logo by right clicking on the logo then click properties. It will show you a link. You copy it then paste it into the photo capsule. Then you must click load photo. After that save and it will be there.

        The link for ther one with the arms raised is http://hubpages.com/u/515149_f520.jpg

        The link for the other is http://hubpages.com/u/513477_f520.jpg

        I am using Internet Explorer and if I recall correctly with FireFox browser you can right click on the photo then cocpy link location. That will copy the url for the photo.

  46. gwendymom profile image67
    gwendymomposted 8 years ago

    I did my hub on this weeks topic late last night and forgot to use the answer this request link. I have not publish the hub yet and was wondering how I can use the link now or if I can at all? Could someone please help me with this. Sorry, was tired when I done this.

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Click answer this request and title it the same as the original but leave one extra space between two words of the title. Move your content from the original to the new hub and publish the new hub. After publishing the new hub, delete the original.

  47. gwendymom profile image67
    gwendymomposted 8 years ago

    SirDent, you are my new hero!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Aww Shucks!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
        Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Great advice, SirDent....I couldn't have said it better myself. I appreciate you helping out! smile

        1. profile image0
          SirDentposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I have had plenty of help with many different things here and I know I should do my best to help others when I can.

          1. SweetiePie profile image84
            SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            You are always very helpful sirdent.  I am planning another how-to hub myself.  I know mine are all crafty and girly, but I love writing on these topics smile.  We need more crafty how-to's everyone, so I am encouraging all the Hubbers into crafting to get out there and write about arts and crafts smile.

  48. gwendymom profile image67
    gwendymomposted 8 years ago

    Heres mine, thanks to SirDent!
    http://hubpages.com/hub/how--to-pick-a-wedgie

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my goodness...I think that I've created a monster.

  49. profiler profile image77
    profilerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Sir Dent.

    I have saved and didn't touch the No display option...

    It's really strange. As I said before when I do preview inside the capsule i see all ok, when i finish the edit my published page appears with the rss feed not valid line.

    I've just put the photo, oh well sad

    1. profiler profile image77
      profilerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL... It's all ok now... i was copying the link with a blank space before the http...

      no wonder it wouldn't work sad

      i'm such a dumbass sometimes ^.^'

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        We have all ( maybe not "all') done some thing like this-- it's a learning experience. We are not likely to forget the things we learn from mistakes.  But, as my Mom used to say, "Life is too short to learn EVERYTHING from mistakes. "
        Some of us have learned by your experience. Thanks.

        1. Ryan Hupfer profile image79
          Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Hey profiler, Rochelle is right. I mean, one time I put my underwear on backwards and I didn't notice until lunch and at that point it was too late to do anything about it. I mean, backwards underwear - now who's the dumbass? smile

          Live and learn....live and learn.

  50. Bob Ewing profile image55
    Bob Ewingposted 8 years ago
 
working