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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Preparation for the Winter

  1. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Since the seasons are changing, a lot of us are making some changes in our homes and gardens to prepare for the winter months.

    I say we make the most of these chores and write a Hub about these important tasks! The 'home' category is a very valuable one, and tips on things like cleaning out gutters, prepping gardens for winters, heat and weather-proofing windows and roofs will be very useful.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

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    I look forward to reading your seasonal guides! Also, if you have a suggestion for our next topic, let me know! We're always on the lookout for great new WTI themes big_smile

    1. Tatamall profile image58
      Tatamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      a useful advise

    2. beindustrial profile image60
      beindustrialposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Creating hub according to the season is a very good idea... Uhhhmmm I think i'll do a hub about how we decorate our house for this coming Christmas season.... :-)

  2. Mezo profile image76
    Mezoposted 5 years ago

    mm I don't have anything in mind but I was hoping that some British folks can give us more info about the winter there!
    some suggestions : Winter apparel, how to avoid getting the flu, Shoes and clothes for Snow, winter discounts, best places to visit in winter smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Those are excellent suggestions, Mezo!

  3. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    Such a shame I already published a number of winter focussed hubs already last week.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Jeez CyclingFitness... so on TOP of it.
      That's a top drawer Hub you made though- here's the link to anyone who would be interested in reading it! http://cyclingfitness.hubpages.com/hub/ … er-Cycling

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    Here is my contribution, a hub on how to prepare your garden for the winter, whether it is a vegetable garden or a flower garden.

    http://mistyhorizon2003.hubpages.com/hu … the-Winter

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Such a lovely, thorough guide! You're quite the expert gardener, mistyhorizon2003!

  5. Amanda Storm profile image60
    Amanda Stormposted 5 years ago

    A good idea for a topic.  I wrote a hub listing some common sense ideas to prepare for winter early before the snow flies.  I was brainstorming about what exactly to write concerning "winter preparation" when I remembered that last year my neighbor knocked on my door the day after a major storm and asked to borrow my shovel.  Apparently both Lowe's and Home Depot didn't have any worth buying.  He had broken his during the summer trying to lever rocks out of his landscaping and forgot to replace it. 

    So thinking about my neighbor led me to write this hub, which is located at:

    http://amandastorm.hubpages.com/hub/Pre … pplies-Now

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How neat! I love Hubs inspired by real life problems or chores, and this one is really useful!  I'd never think of tree maintenance or snow melters... though I'm not really an expert at living where it snows, hahaa!

      1. Amanda Storm profile image60
        Amanda Stormposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        To tell you the truth, Simone, I wouldn't have thought of tree maintenance either, except to cut them down for firewood, except that where I lived last year in Maine we had a lot of high winds, which took down quite a few trees in the area.  Even if it didn't take whole trees down, a lot of people had roof and siding damage from falling limbs or branches scraping against their homes.  So I thought it was something to include. 

        Thank you very much for your comment.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I'd rather not think about it but I might write something smile

    Maybe I'll write about the fact my cat is now in hibernation mode...

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  7. Shelly McRae profile image80
    Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago

    Forgot to go through the 'weekly inspiration' process, but I did post a hub: Get Your Swamp Cooler Ready for Winter.

    Get Your Swamp Cooler Ready for Winter

  8. Shelly McRae profile image80
    Shelly McRaeposted 5 years ago

    Oops, looks like my link didn't work. Try again.

    http://shelly-mcrae.hubpages.com/hub/Ge … or-Winter/

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've fixed the first one- and this is a great Hub!

  9. Melovy profile image97
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    This is my first ever try at the Weekly Topic.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Ways-to- … nter-Blues

    My hub approaches this from a different angle, looking at ways to avoid getting low during the winter months. One way I find useful is humor…

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      YAY! Welcome to the awesome, magical world of WTI Melovy!
      Loved this Hub. Your advice is excellent... now I just have to heed it.  Ah well... the spring will roll around soon enough!

      1. Melovy profile image97
        Melovyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Simone, glad you liked the hub. I enjoyed taking part in the WTI, and plan to do it again. One question - can I do another one on this topic or is it only one per week? (I have another idea you see, since in Scotland we have 9 months of winter and then some rain! smile)

  10. kat11 profile image59
    kat11posted 5 years ago

    Simone maybe a topic for the weekly inspiration should deal with the true meaning of Christmas, history and symbol according of the writers specific ethnicity what do you think?

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's an excellent suggestion, kat11!  We'll make that next week's topic!

  11. hush4444 profile image67
    hush4444posted 5 years ago

    Here's my take on winter preparation:
    http://hush4444.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … -in-Hawaii

    Don't hate me for living where snow is a novelty!

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hahaa, I think the BEST PLACES on earth are locations where snow is... a rarity! This was a fun Hub.  I had no idea snow could EVER be found in Hawaii!

  12. thebookmom profile image72
    thebookmomposted 5 years ago

    Here is a fun way to motivate yourself to being winter preparations and help prepare your family to battle winter boredom. http://thebookmom.hubpages.com/hub/Gett … our-Family

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, how smart! This is such a lovely  way to prepare for winter and make it seem more like a special time than a hard season everyone just has to GET THROUGH.  I'm so glad you wrote this Hub, thebookmom!

      1. thebookmom profile image72
        thebookmomposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the nice encouragement.  We do try to have fun every season, even though winter in Nebraska is often cold and dreary....Hope others find the hub useful too.  I noticed it needed a bit more editing, oops!

  13. RedElf profile image83
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Here's one from the almost-frozen North big_smile

    Getting Ready for Old Man Winter - Winterizing Your Windows

    Cheers!

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely fabulous, this! It's a good reminder to me, too, for in addition to considering adding an insulating film to my windows, I should fix the huge gaps around the edges through which cold air is constantly flowing!

  14. Greek One profile image77
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Just for you, Simone...

    How to Prepare for Winter in Canada..

    http://greekone.hubpages.com/hub/WinterInCanada

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Truly inspiring, this one is!  I could be wrong, but this might very well be the best advice of the week.

      1. Greek One profile image77
        Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thank you... i strongly believe that it is the responsibility of we in the older generation to help pass on to the youth the skills and knowledge that got our economy to where it is today

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          And consider your hub Liked and Tweeted.

        2. Denise Handlon profile image87
          Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Funny!   lol

  15. Melovy profile image97
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    Just want to say that I have been truly surprised and delighted by the result of taking part in the WTI. My hub is now my 4th most viewed hub after being up for less than a week. And while my earnings are still tiny, I have earned more this month than any other and around three quarters of that was in the past week. I will definitely be taking part again, and recommend it to anyone.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's so fantastic, Melovy! It's no wonder that your Hub is doing so well. It's quite good!

  16. musaslantas profile image61
    musaslantasposted 5 years ago

    thanks for a usefull advise wink)

  17. calicoaster profile image58
    calicoasterposted 5 years ago
    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a good one, calicoaster! Though... now I really want a summer house!! I guess they're a bit of a hassle to prep for winters, but a little summertime cottage would be a lovely thing to have.

  18. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    The new WTI is up!
    In line with our habit of covering holidays well ahead of time (and thanks to kat11's awesome suggestion), we'll be discussing the real meaning of major winter holidays.
    I hope you'll join in on the fun big_smile http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/85984

 
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