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The Demise and End Of HubHop or Not?

Updated on July 30, 2012

Hop it! You will love this!

Take A Peek and See What's Happening!

This bunny is from Photobucket. By Rocandy Baby Bunny
This bunny is from Photobucket. By Rocandy Baby Bunny

The Image below shows exactly where to get started with Hub Hopping as a member of Hubpages.

  • Click MY ACCOUNT under your name at the menu top of the page.
  • Look for the little green "FROG" silhouette far left top of the page.
  • Seems that I took "HOP" for bunny; while admins took "HOP" for Froggy lilypads

What Happened To My Hubpages Hop Prediction?

Well, it has been a number of months since I predicted the demise of Hub Hopping. I admit the error of my ways. This Simon video illustrates the 'softness' and "fun" that can occur when hunting for new Hubpages articles in little jumps and spurts of energy.

You may think this method could be a nusance, but once you get to know the little Hopper, you will snuggle up to his or her bunny ways.

If you have never seen Simon's hand drawn artistic video takes on the life of kitty, then watching Simon will be a real treat. How does he put the sound and movement together in such a realistic way? I'll never know. I just love it, though.

How do you find the hubhop?
How do you find the hubhop? | Source

Hub Hopping

Crystal Ball Prediction Haiku

I'm not a fortune
Teller of what's about to
happen in a month

Not a risk taker
I would not dare predict the
date future end day

Nor the year ahead
To pull up stakes and move out
Hip-pity hop hop

Wiggling my pink nose
To smell the wind's coming scent
and keen intuition

By the mainstream page
All the action flows fast faster
rapidly scrolling

Down the rabbit hole
So it goes and whoosh will be
My Hub Hopping Days

Hardly anyone
ever visits my field and
stream anymore since

So many features
grace Hubpages front pages
Waving a good-bye

No longer a "new feature" Hub Hopping has been around enough for people to get an idea of whether this function works for them or not.

I recently posted a QUESTION / ANSWER to get member input on its activity. Have people been utilizing it since the HP team seems to encourage you each time you visit your stats page?

At the top menu, you will find a clickable link that says, "Help us out Hop some Hubs."

When I first discovered Hub-Hopping as a new feature, it was quite enjoyable and readily available to quickly skim Hubs, rate and leave a comment and hop-along Cassidy to the next one. I could ignore those that did not interest me. I could also report those that did not conform to HP rules.

However, times have changed around here and the updated mainstream page fulfills so many needs that I don't bother with Hub Hoping anymore. In fact, clicking all the options overrides the need to Hop a Hub.

Do read what others have said about their experience over time on the Hopping feature. I predict that this will probably be removed in the future as the programming on Hubpages further develops to keep everything streamlined.

The new mainstream page fulfills the drive to keep the community active and interactive with quickly skimming the new Hubs, filtering what you want to see, commenting and pop up windows.


It reminds me a bit of the web-rings of old where you can click community members web pages that were based on a common theme. Do they still have web-rings?

WOW! I just googled it and YES! They do.

Surprise Amazon Find Devotional Book! Using Keyword Webring

Ordinary Time: Year B Devotions for June to November
Ordinary Time: Year B Devotions for June to November

This particular book of devotional readings span Ordinary Time, that season of the church year in which there are no high holy days to celebrate; the long stretch of green for those of us who are liturgical in our practice. They have been written by women and men of diverse denominational backgrounds; all with the aim of bringing scripture alive for both writer and reader. These writings reflect on the lectionary passages for Year B, and it is our prayer that in the green and ordinary time they will bring forth a bountiful harvest for all who read them.


WebRing Directory

Let's all join hands and become a community
Let's all join hands and become a community

There are Webrings On Many Themes including "Titanic"

Key Bullets on Web Ring

  • Webring Community Directory shows a picture of people joining hands. And it is 'ancient' based upon their description. What's great about this type of system is that it is quick and easy to jump to a new person, meet new authors and stop, read, comment or just keep hopping to the next one.
  • Webring Description : For thousands of years, people have gathered in circles to share ideas and information. This is the essence of WebRing, an online platform that connects us by our common interests. And now, Google+ has captured this concept and developed Google Circles
  • Wikipedia also talks about the Webring: "A webring is a collection of websites linked together in a circular structure. When used to improve search engine rankings, webrings can be considered a search engine optimization technique."
  • Community : Here we learn the benefit of communal structure of this circular pattern. It obvious will improve SEO for the community and Hubpages is definitely a Social Network. With all the new features and building on the FEEDS and GAMES and FORUMS. This is a great idea.
  • Yahoo Webring : Yahoo took it to another level with their webring with managers, affiliate programs, different levels of membership and partnerships. I wonder how far Hubpages will take this Hub Hop?

This is so Cool! Hub Hopping or YouTube Bopping!

Strapless Webring.

Learn Something New by Exploring Through Hub Hopping

We offer a STAP WEBRING 100" long with 1 bar strength tungueless for any kind of use on your military Jeep.NOS comes from our stock and its in new unused condition.Thanks for looking.We sell worldwide.

It can take you miles away from where you started!

Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Our Hubpage Hop is also built thematically and we categorize so we are traveling in circles that we like. The FUN part is that we don't know where we will HOP to next. That's the surprise!
  • I'm finding I really enjoy the exploration. I'm wondering if administrators also took this idea from the google and Bing notion of simply "explore" and go to places you have never been before?
  • Bing has a nice approach where they draw you in using imagery. Beauty for the eyes. It's like traveling to lost zones in the internet and far off fantasy lands. I just clicked Egypt and ended in the Nile River. Cool.
  • With Google, they have had, "I'm Feeling Lucky" for a long time now. The interesting part is that I don't use either Bing or Google for exploration of this kind. I've always felt it was a distraction or a waste of my time.
  • With Hubpages, I'm already a community member. I've got friends here and I'm making new ones each week. I'm interested in learning what other people have to say and jumping into the conversation. Strange how things work.
  • I applaud Hubpage administrator for creating this Bunny Hop for us rabbits. Munching on flavorful carrots is so much fun.
  • I guess there are dating rings, political rings, cooking rings and now we can convert them into hubs and integrate our videos and images right within the Hub itself. How fantastic is that? Are we lucky? Everything has become so simple these days.
  • YouTube Hub Hopping. In actuality, we have a ready-made Hub community on YouTube. All those folks who have uploaded videos with Hubpage in their title or tags have become linked together. 
  • I will say that this new feature has be very inviting. It peeks my interest to read more because it feels 'quick' and easy. And, I'm more likely to comment and rate.
  • P.S. I have mistakenly clicked the DOWN AND UP BUTTON thinking it will take me to the next hop in either direction. So, don't make that mistake. Perhaps, I would suggest they put the word RATE UP and RATE DOWN to make it more clear. 
  • Looking forward to meeting many more hubbers.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM founded Homeopathy World Community social network. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.

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Opinion Please?

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    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Let me know if you have any specific questions. I don't have a recording of everything that was said, and since at 1AM, 2AM in the morning when it was already the daytime for those in India..... I fell asleep. Basically, a number of physicians talked about the use of different homeopathic medicines for a variety of illnesses, some gave patient case notes with photos and videos. They also talked about integrating homeopathy into the national medicine policy, especially for treating mothers-to-be and young children. Best, Debby

    • zzron profile image


      6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      I may not understand it but it was very interesting. LOL.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Glad you had a chance to view the ending of the congress.

    • zzron profile image


      6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      That's interesting Debby, I clicked on the link and saw your video. It was very educational.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      I've been listening to the LIGA International Homeopathic Annual Conference of Physicians which is taking place in India. It is almost over.

    • zzron profile image


      6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Your so funny Debby, I'm pretty sure I found one of your hubs by hopping on it and leaving a comment and the rest is history. LOL.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      We met though hub-hopping? You must have the memory of an elephant, a friend of the little bunny rabbit.

    • zzron profile image


      6 years ago from Houston, TX.

      I believe it it a wonderful thing. I believe it is how we met.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Peggy ~ We do discover many wonderful authors and articles here on Hubpages in many, many different ways. I've written a number of tutorials to help both newbies and experts here learn a few tricks to navigating the network. Blessings to you, Debby

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      When I have time I do some hub hopping and discover some great authors that might have taken much more time in any other manner to discover. Of course...time is the factor. Generally those who comment on my hubs come first and I always go back to one of their hubs to read and leave a comment. That is how I discovered you! Voted useful and up.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Thanks ubanichijioke ~ What hubs do you remember hopping lately? Are they memorable? Until next time. Debby

    • ubanichijioke profile image

      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      6 years ago from Lagos

      Great hub. I agree with you. Hub hopping is fun. Thanks for sharing.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hello Dear Blagsmith ~ I shall hop over there in a few. Hoppity, hop, hop.... I must get going to class and then shall recheck the Hubpages. Ta ta...Debby

    • The Blagsmith profile image

      The Blagsmith 

      6 years ago from Britain

      I love your style Debby and the way you have integrated your capsules. I can learn a lot from reading your stuff. This gets a thumbs up and an awesome from me. And as for the hub, I am going to link it to the words 'hub hopping' in my hub called Hub, Housework and Children Hopping.

      Thank you

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      7 years ago

      Hello Fluffy I shall have to hop on over there right away! Thanks for the heads up on your new hubpages. Hugs, Debby

    • Fluffy77 profile image


      7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      Hub hopping is great fun! Hey check out my new hub on vacations in the U.S.A. to help out our economy. Love the baby bunny, so cute!

    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Just hopping around and found you. Thumbs up for hub hopping and this hub.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hey Lita - Hub Hop is the quickest way to 'jump' around Hubpages and find many fascinating articles. Yesterday I hopped and hopped and was surprised to read so many poems.

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I found you at Dolores Monet's hub. I hopped in here from there. I simply liked your comment and I enjoyed your articles, too. Is this Hub Hop? I'll explore. Thank you.

    • dealrocker profile image


      8 years ago from California

      This was really a nice hub. Liked your other hubs too. Joining your fanclub and would like to invite you to join mine. :)

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hello Stars439 ~ You just getting to the Hub Hop? Fun and easy. Hello Linda - I must have missed replying to your lovely note. It is a form of discovery. Be well.

    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Will have to check out the new addition more closely. Nice Hub.

    • Linda Rymniak profile image

      Linda Rymniak 

      8 years ago

      I'm enjoying the new hub hopping feature as well and have read many new writers that I wouldn't have discovered otherwise.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hi Michael - Wishing you the best ever holiday Spring Season Hopping High and Light. Many blessings and let me know how you like the new feature

    • Michael Shane profile image

      Michael Shane 

      8 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great hub Debby!

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hello Stars439 - Thank you for compliments. (HUGS) while hopping! Debby

    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great Hub. Interesting to know, and thank you for mentioning it. God Bless You

    • juneaukid profile image

      Richard Francis Fleck 

      8 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thanks for this interesting and enjoyable hub. I've just begun to experiment with hubhopping--it should be fun.

    • Debby Bruck profile imageAUTHOR

      Debby Bruck 

      8 years ago

      Hi Hello and Ken ~ Did you find this Hub by Hopping over? That's going to be the question of the day. How did you find me? I know Hello is a regular fan, so must have received an alert. Nice to meet you Ken. Come back and let me know what you think of the Hub-Hops after you give it a whirl.

    • Ken R. Abell profile image

      Ken R. Abell 

      8 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Thank you for a great Hub. I've checked out the new feature briefly, but now, thanks to your endorsement, will explore it more.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      You certainly praise it a lot and I will hop over (oh that Easter gets you) to have a look after I done all my commenting in my email. Thank you for pointing it out to me otherwise I would have discover it five years later hahaha To me this reality and not even a joke.


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