Hubber Poll: First contest of 2009!

HubNuggets are back in town

That`s right, the best hub contest ever is alive and kicking once again!

OK, now that you are all thinking "What is funride doing!? He must be crazy!" let me tell you that I am not alone on this. First of all, I have the approval of the HubNuggets Master who is controlling each step I make. Second but not less important, I have the precious help from two of the most lovely and dearest ladies here at Hubpages, I am talking about Michelle aka Ripplemaker and Shirley Anderson.Thank you ladies for your help and for your friendship.

Original photo by Ow3n @
Original photo by Ow3n @

The potential HubNuggets were chosen from a big selection of all the best as well as recent hubs from new Hubbers.

Make sure you read them and then vote for the one you like the most.

Do not forget to tell us which one you voted for and why on the comment`s box.

If you are one of the lucky Hubbers then it is about time to go tell everyone you know to vote for you (everybody can vote - even non Hubbers).

Your participation it is much appreciated, thanks :)

Have fun!

Step #1: Check out the appetizing HubNuggets candidates

What makes a family? More specifically, what made our family what it is today? How did the descendants of American Indians, Scottish Highlanders, French-Canadian Trappers, Irish Aristocrats, Luxembourg farmers and Latter Day Saints merge together to form a single family?

Vaikunta Ekadasi is an important Hindu festival celebrated by Vaishnavites (Hindus) in India (especially in Tamil Nadu). The festival is celebrated with great significance in almost all Lord Vishnu temples in South India.

Depression is a shadow. It becomes more than the person. It is grey and lifeless. There is no light in it and no color. It smothers the person who is covered by it so much that they don't feel anything but negative.

How do you trim your toenails? Go ahead and laugh. I know this has to be the stupidest story in existence, but inquisitive minds may want to know.

Jeez, this thing never stops, all I want to do is "drop the kids off at the pool in peace", read a little Kerouac, and have some dirty stream of consciousness thoughts all too myself.

I am a keen observer and I love to ‘people watch’. Therefore, I can confidently say I am knowledgeable enough about relationships and how not to make them endure the test of time. I have known many people during my short time on Earth and I have been witness to the successes and failures of their relationships.

This hub provides a deeper list of money tips in addition to my primary hubpage at where the top ten money tips are provided. I will be adding new tips to this site frequently until I reach 100.

When making a life changing decision to commit to being healthy and fit preparation in the mind is essential . Don’t worry this part isn’t as hard as it may seem.

There's an American Dream and a European one. They seem to be growing more and more alike, while remaining distinctly different at times. I've always lived in the American bubble, however, always captivated by the European realm.

It's the beginning of a new year and we all want to start it off right! Most people begin with their health, so to help out those people I decided to write a hub on skin care.

Photo by Куртис Перри @
Photo by Куртис Перри @

Step #2: Place your vote for your favorite HubNugget

Which HubNugget do you like the best?

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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Hey funride, I voted for ardie's hub "common relationship mistakes" it takes a fair bit of courage to talk about things like that and it is well written.

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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Okay, I cast my vote for Skin Care 101, and left a comment here and there in the hubs.

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Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

THanks for doing this! LOts of fun.

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Princessa 8 years ago from France

Happy new year funride! This is great I was missing my healthy diet of hub Nuggets :) .

I'll have a look at the hubs and I'll back later with my vote.

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goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

Cell Phone Evolution is a little too profane for my taste and very insensitive to cell phones.

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Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I voted for goldentoad's cell phone revolution. why not? LOL i can totally relate to his hub the most and i'm a big fan of his gritty and unapologetic writing style. love his in your face humor, too! spoken like a true fan! :D

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tylermj23 8 years ago from Roanoke, VA

When does the voting end? And do we receive the newsletter by email?

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

WOW!! Nice poll. Yes we recently celebrated Vaikunta Ekadasi so I voted for that although it is sad that I couldn't vote for more than one as I have atleast 3 others which I wanted to vote for. Btw if you put referral tracker than you would get some extra cash from hub pages which I came to know recently (are you aware of this?)

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Thank you all so much for such nice comments (I mean this). When Ryan asked me if I would like to make the HubNuggets thing I thought it was impossible to get the same kind of attention as he use to when he was making the original HubNuggets. But after reading your comments I´m starting to feel like we did a good job :)

Princessa - Happy New Year to you too! Now don´t you ruin your beautiful curves with too much nuggets LOL.

goldentoad - After reading your comment I realize you´re right, I´m going to take that blasphemous hub from the list! :p

tylermj23 - I believe Ryan will come here to respond your question but I think it will end next Wednesday ;)

CW - Even though I knew that I didn´t think about it for this hub (I´ll have to talk with Hup about this LOL). Thanks for the heads-up ;)

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Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

I voted for Shadow Of Depression - it is not only informative, but it's written in a very interesting way that kept me reading. All of these are great though and thanks to funride for putting this together!

Also, the voting will end on Wednesday morning at 6am PST, so you will have up until then to place your vote.

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sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Cellphone Evolution :) by goldentoad :)

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sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Ok, I had to explain why. My country is the texting capital of the universe for a long time now. It's about time that we get over the cellphone mania. I feel lucky to be one of those who got over it. How can I not? When my hands are tied down to my computers keypad now and guess what?...the girl is hubbing for 10 hours. Who cares about the darn cellphone.

And the goldentoad is a toady!

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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Funride! I've done my civic duty for the week and voted. Great job getting this voting center off its feet for the new year.

Kindest regards Zsuzsy

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Vote is in.  Good job Funride on your first Hubnugget.  This was fun! Can't go wrong when you have two great women working with you like Michelle and Shirley! They're the best! So are you!:)

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi funride! I've voted already. LOL Thanks for choosing Shirley and me to help you out. I had loads of fun. :-)

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Hi sweetie...I voted too,,yippeee this is so fun...Love G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace OOps I voted for Shadow of Depression..just because I liked it...and it was funny tome..giggle giggle tickle tickle :O))

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gamergirl 8 years ago from Antioch, TN

Voted, but not telling for which one! Great nuggets, funride!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hello Funride, great work! I know you all had fun choosing the finalists. Now I get a first hand report on how this thing works. Congratulations to you, Ripplemaker and Shirley! Great job! And thank you for keeping the fun in hubbing. Done with voting and off to more learning. Godbless:)

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KrisC 8 years ago

very fun little contest.  keep doing things like this!

by the way - the nugget photo is making me hungry. 

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solitaire 8 years ago from Afloat

Thank you for the nomination. I am honored to be a nugget-wannabe-nominee.

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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

No matter the economy, I may have a tight wallet, but I also want a tight... you know.... so exercise and fitness is my vote! ;)

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Lifebydesign 8 years ago from Australia

Voted too, thanks for starting 2009 off with a bang.

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Ardie 8 years ago from Neverland

Thank you for nominating me for a hubnugget! I am so honored that the hub was picked out of many:)

Sadly, I am going to pull the appears I have offended someone with it - which was not my intention at all. I am going to delete it now to hopefully make ammends. I'm sorry if this causes issue with the contest :(

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Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hey Ardie that's too bad! But I was just over that hub moments ago and even saw the last comments you posted. Seriously I didn't find anything offensive or even sensitive about the hub when I read it. Anyway, I'm glad to see you back :D

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Ardie 8 years ago from Neverland

Thank you Cris. I thought I did things tastfully, but I guess I was wrong. The offended party is not a HubPages person and I did not approve the comment before I responded to everyone else. Then the more I thought about it I just decided to remove the article - even though it was one of my highest scoring.

Im glad to be back :)

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Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Oh well if you think it's the right thing to do, then I respect your decision. Maybe they could choose from your other hubs? They are beautiful as well :D

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Ardie 8 years ago from Neverland

It is the right thing to do. The offended person is someone who is very close and very dear to me.

Thank you for the nice words. You are too sweet :)

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Hi Ardie, I´m so sorry to hear you had to delete your hub. But after reading your last comment I can understand you :) (even though I do not remember anything in your hub that could be consider offensive). Sadly I can´t change the HubNuggets in contest because the poll can´t be changed without loosing all the votes so far :(

I want to thank everyone of you for your nice comments and for voting for next week`s HubNuggets.

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Ardie 8 years ago from Neverland

Thank you, Im glad most were not offended. Evidently I used one too many personal, real scenarios... I am going to vote for my fave now! Its a secret :D

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Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Oh, man - HubNuggets coming back with a bang and causing drama already. :)

Sometimes those personal scenarios can be a little too personal I guess?

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Ardie 8 years ago from Neverland

Oh, man. I was hoping I could vote more than once for my fave hub! :D

Yes, the personal accounts got the hub a good score too. Too bad I emailed the link to get that person's vote...oops.

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Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

haha...whoops, indeed. :)

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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Ah man, this is so hard! They're all good.

Thankfully, I could get on the site this morning, Funride, so I'm off to cast a secret ballot. :) It sounds so much more fun that way, but in reality, I'm choosing from the 2 that I've narrowed it down to.

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Ryan Hupfer 8 years ago from San Francisco, CA

Chek out Kelly's blog that she wrote telling people to vote - suhhweet!

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allshookup 8 years ago from The South, United States

Hope everyone is having a great day. I just voted :)

Kellys Writing 8 years ago

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you for the nomination. Hope I get to make it in the hubnugget five pack meal deal. LOL

This has been a lot of fun and very exciting.

Best Wishes to everyone,


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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Thanks everybody! This is fantastic, 93 voters! I can only use the same words as Kelly: "This has been a lot of fun and very exciting!"

Now we must reach to the 100 votes mark, let´s talk about this with everyone we know :D

Have fun!

Duncan 8 years ago

Tyler Walker's website about money is the most organized, and pertinent website in these days of economic turbulece

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Hi Duncan, thank you for voting. You made a good choice ;)

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Amber90 8 years ago

I voted for the relationship mistakes - thanks for this!!

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J_Eds 8 years ago from Blackpool

Thanks for this, brilliant. i'm going to start reading now

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Hi folks, contest is over. Congratulations to everybody ;)

See you all next week, have fun!

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Great job Funride! :) Congratulations to the winners. Cheers.

C. C. Riter 8 years ago

I want to thank you for my nomination and congratulate the winner, way to go.

Also thank you sincerely, whoever voted for my nomination.

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esocial 8 years ago from California

FUn HUb! We need more of these types, less serious ones :) Hub nuts, go figure ;)

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

Thanks Michelle, I wouldn´t make it without your help :)

Hi C.C. Riter, don´t tell anyone but you´ve got my vote :D

Thanks Elise, beside your beautiful smile I also loved your idea: HubNuts Lol

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I was smiling...last night it was 105. We were waiting for the 105 and it happened. LOL Let's wait for 200 next time. Hahaha And sooooo...this was what you meant by somebody entering another's now 106. :-) That's why we have 6 winners! Congratulations again...

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roastedpinebark 8 years ago from Iowa

wow, funride this will be interesting : ) 8 years ago

I voted for Family Values because I happen to be part of that very family and I value them more than anything. Way to go sis! Hope ya win the Golden Hub or whatever it! Great hub the pics!

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Jykeith Comal 8 years ago from Cincinnati OH

whats up bud, been busy

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born to be free 8 years ago

My pick is in the lead (More Ways to Earn and Save Money Quickly), I hope there isn't a recall.

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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

I voted for Family Values. All had interesting subject matter, but I feel Family was the most significant.

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sahed 8 years ago from Bangladesh

Hi, I vote for Common Relationship Mistakes.

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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Excellent job, Funride!

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FunFacter 8 years ago from Canada

i will give this a try may be next time I write a lot as well..gj others

Jawad 8 years ago

I have voted also. When we will get results.

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

This contest has ended 2 days ago (as you can read in one of my last comments ;))

But don´t hurry, next week contest it´s almost ready to publish :)

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ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

I voted for shadow of depression as it seems the conomy is headed that way but it will open other opportunities.

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funride 8 years ago from Portugal Author

No need to keep voting on this one as it is over ;).

But you can always vote for next week´s HubNuggets ;)

STRANGER 8 years ago


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