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Batch of Spring HubNuggets Anyone?

Updated on January 13, 2011

Spring Has Sprung HubNuggets!

Batch of Spring HubNuggets Anyone?
Batch of Spring HubNuggets Anyone?

Who 'We' Are and What 'We' Do

Ever wonder who is behind the famous HubNuggets contest? If you're curious about who we are, check the links below:

Ryan Hupfer - Communicator of Awesomeness and official HubPages employee who oversees the HubNuggets and newsletters (and much more)

Funride - Our bike riding, sweetheart Hubber who heads up the HubNuggets team

Ripplemaker - Another sweetie on the HubNuggets team

Shirley Anderson - That's me, also a HubNuggets team member.

ProCW - Our newest member on the HubNuggets team. Welcome, ProCW!

Each week, we read through more than 1,000 hubs to find the gems to present to you for voting. Then, one of us writes the HubNuggets hub and tends to the forum thread.

The most votes determine which hubs win and become official HubNuggets. The top 5 get their picture and hub linked to in the newsletter that Ryan sends out weekly on Wednesdays.

Fame and notoriety all around for our newest Hubbers!

Fresh as Spring HubNuggets

Take a deep breath. Can you smell that? Ahhhh! A fresh batch of HubNugget Wannabe's fills the air.


All of the authors of these hubs are Springtime fresh and new to the HubPages community. Since we love new Hubbers, we want to encourage and commend them for writing and building quality hubs.


Although it's always difficult to narrow our choices down to ten, we have chosen hubs that illustrate good layouts, topics, length and quality. Great content counts, of course, but so too does attractiveness. New HubPages writers can use the HubNugget lists as guides on how to set up their own hubs.


So, give these potential HubNuggets a read, then come back here to the poll and place your vote for the one you like best. This is usually tricky because they're all so good!


After the voting is finished, the top five authors will appear in the HubPages newsletter that Ryan sends out every Wednesday. That, my friends, is a very exciting prize and brings a surge of traffic to the winning Hubbers' pages.


Happy reading, and good luck to all!


******* HubNuggets Update *******

For some reason, one of our HubNuggets Wannabes,  What would happen if we had no income tax? has disappeared. In it's place, we have a broken link.

Please continue to enjoy the other hubs while we endeavour to find out what happened to this terrific hub.  Maybe check back to see if the link become active again.

Thanks!

Check Out These Springtime Fresh HubNugget Wannabes!

Let the HubPages Community know who you want to see become an official HubNugget. Place a vote for your favourite here.

See results

Hey, All You Writers Out There!

Want to See Your Work Listed in Our HubNuggets Wannabe List?

If you'd like to join HubPages as a writer and participate in our weekly HubNuggets, just click on this Sign Up link and join us!


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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The Top 5 HubNugget winners have been announced in the forums:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/12282#post143095

      Congrats to all!!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Welcome to HP, Kmomof4! Don't worry, you'll catch on. If you ever have any questions, just ask someone. You can also check out the forum, there's tons of info there, although it might take a bit of searching. It's a great place to ask something, everyone is very helpful.

      Wish I could think of some witty retort about Facebook, but it's outside my realm of experience, I've never been on it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Kmom.

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      kmomof4 8 years ago

      I am so new..I hardly get all of this! Facebook is changing my brain though..ugh

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Uh, maybe. :)

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      Schwag 8 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      My ears are burning. Is someone in here talking about me, Me, ME!?

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      GT, I don't know what you're talking about. He's very shy, needs to come out his shell more. I'm sure his shameless self-promo is a cover for an insecure persona. Are you buying any of this?

      Did you get a haircut?

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

      For the record, I voted. But I don't to say who because apparently that hubber lacks all self constraint on promoting himself. Imagine a hub about hubnuggets that includes himself? Shameless.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You bet, Eye! It has to go by way of Florida, so I hope it doesn't end up with the missing ballots from the Bush/Gore election. :)

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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      I voted, but I don't know if we can really rely on this electronic voting method to be accurate. Can't you at least e-mail me a receipt in case there's a recount?

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Welcome, Becca! I'm sure these HubNuggets can be helpful. Maybe we will see one of yours in future HubNugget Wannabe lists!

      Thanks for reading, Becca.

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      Rebecca Furtado 8 years ago from A Cornfied in the Midwest

      I am a newbie too. I hope I can learn from the great layouts in these hubs.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Glad you enjoyed them, Dame. I love flowers, too. Soon, we'll have lots!

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      Awesome Hubnuggets! n I love flowers .. sigh... :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      **** Please note the update just above the HubNugget links.  We are trying to find out what happened to "What would happen if we had no income tax?"  It was a really good hub, I hope we can get it back.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That's excellent advice, Funride! I'm glad that you got to enjoy your biking, but also happy that you remembered to vote for one of these great hubs!

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      Ricardo Nunes 8 years ago from Portugal

      Finally, after an entire weekend of mountain bike riding I managed to read all of them and made my decision :)

      Hey... Where is everybody!? I hope they all do as I did: enjoy the spring and the nice weather outside but never forget to vote for the best HubNugget :D

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mulberry, thank-you for letting me know that!! I shall have to investigate. Thank-you for voting!

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      mulberry 8 years ago

      Great stuff. I got my vote in, the first one said it wasn't published any longer. (?)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Teresa and KCC, thanks for voting. Glad you enjoyed this week's offerings!

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      I voted! Great hubs as always!

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Voted! Some great articles here -- again! thanks for this chance to read some wonderful hubs.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bon chance with it, Elena. And I don't know much more French than that. I'm sure Ryan will get you straightened around. If you need me to, I can send you a copy of mine. Just let me know.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Je ne sais pas either, Shirley --and here's the extent of my French knowledge, pretty much :-) I emailed Ryan, let's see what I get. I certainly didn't get this week's newletter! Oh well, c'est la vie! Laugh!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You're welcome, Elena. I don't know how many (if any) you've missed. One did come out this week, though I seemed to get mine after others did. Sometimes, I get emails quickly, other times it takes a while. I don't know why.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Thank you, Shirley, I'll email Ryan right away -- I take your response to mean I've missed a few weekly newsletters ... oh well, glad I thought of asking to correct the problem!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi Elena. I had that happen to me at the beginning of the year. I had to change my email address to correct the problem. You can also try emailing Ryan Hupfer. Hup is our newsletter writer/sender. Hope that helps, 'cause you don't want to miss it.

      Hi Schwag. I just came from your hub and may I say it was excellent, even though I didn't see the word 'vagina' in it. :)

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      Schwag 8 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      Anyone need help voting? Check out my "expert" review of all the HubNugget nominees:

      https://hubpages.com/community/Spring-HubNugget-Re

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Shirley, I meant to ask: I haven't received the Newsletter since, uhm, not sure but it's been a while. I used to get it every week. I wonder if it's just me or it's that it hasn't been published in a while?

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      LOL, Schwag. I believe it is normal. Good HubNuggets luck!

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      Schwag 8 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      I just voted! Can anyone guess for whom??? Is it bad form to vote for oneself? I hope not...

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for voting, LG!

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      rather nice collection! I've voted (-:

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ Iphigenia, you're welcome. You put together a great hub with good content, layout and pics! Good luck with making it into the Top 5! Maybe we'll see you in the newsletter.

      @ Cindyvine, I did enjoy the photos, thanks. Good luck with the contest and with making it into the newsletter on Wednesday.

      @ TRT :) You just never know. We still have a few days of voting, it could surprise us.

      @ Frieda, aren't you getting all prune-y from being in the water so long? Thanks for voting!

      @ K@ri, I'm glad you enjoyed our spring offerings! I always find it hard to choose, as well.

      @ CCR (one of my fav groups) I'm glad you did it! Hope you enjoyed it! Of course, I am referring to reading and voting.

      @ Dink96, I recognize those shoes! Are you taking pictures and notes for a future hub? Hope you are having a great holiday. Good luck with the HubNuggets contest!

      THANKS EVERYBODY FOR VOTING AND SUPPORTING OUR NEW HUBBERS!

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      Dink96 8 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I was shocked to see one of my hubs nominated. I'm on a short holiday in San Diego and just today saw an exhibit at Balboa Park's Museum of Man on trephination performed by ancient Incans to relieve brain swelling and other injuries. It was a fascinating exhibit and quite unsettling at the same time.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      I did it good luck

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      Kari Poulsen 8 years ago from Ohio

      I took the time to smell the flowers, and they are a fine bouquet! Just as it is hard to say which is my favorite flower, it was very hard to vote for my favorite HubNugget! I finally made a choice, my vote is in!

      Congrats to all of you for making the HubNuggets cut! :D

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Voted! Great stuff!

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      The Real Tomato 8 years ago

      Voted - Always great stuff, looks like it's going to be a close one.

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      I've voted, thanks for the nomination. Hope you enjoy looking at the pics from our holiday in SE Asia!

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      Iphigenia 8 years ago

      Hey Hub Nuggets - thanks for the nomination - I've voted - this weekly Hub Nugget event is great for introducing me to Hubs that I might not otherwise have discovered. Thanks again.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Elena, I always wished that I could speak Spanish. Here in Canada though, we're taught French in school because we're bilingual, especially in Ontario. Technically anyway - mon francais is not so good.

      Thanks, Zsuzsy! Hope you have a great weekend, too!

      SP, it does sound good, doesn't it? Nice pics, too!

      Michelle! I'm so happy to see you. Hope you are getting some rest between rehearsals. :)

      Thanks, G-Ma!

      Thanks everyone for voting!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I voted...:O)

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Shirley, I can almost smell spring too all the way from where I am. LOL I've already went spring hubnuggeting and have cast my vote. :-) It was great fun! :-)

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I voted for the veggie hub, which is informative and yummy :).

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Done my civic duty and voted! Another great bunch again, guys.

      Have a great weekend one and all regards Zsuzsy

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Absolutely, Shirley, it's PERFECTO! :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      De nada! Did I spell that right, Elena?

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      That sounds so much nicer, Shirley, gracias! :-)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Betcha, CW!

      Elena, I prefer to think that you have clarity of vision and discernment. :)

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Shirley, happened last week (I think) that I couldn't make up my mind, but in general I have a clear winner in my mind :) Maybe I'm not picky? Laugh!

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      ProCW 8 years ago from South Carolina

      I wonder too -- hmm... I bet it'll spring into our minds sometime... :)

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yay, AE!!!  You got to be first!  Congrats.  Thank-you for the vote and the compliment!  :)  How sweet you are.

      Elena, very few people can say that, usually they have trouble choosing one. :-)  Thanks for the photo compliment, and for voting.

      Funride, that's okay if you are still thinking about where to place your vote, I am too.  And yes, the leprechaun was kinda creepy, wasn't he?  Thanks, Funride!

      ProCW, I wonder who you voted for...hmmm. Thanks for supporting our budding hubbers!

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      ProCW 8 years ago from South Carolina

      Voted! :)

      Sheesh that was taxing... :) hehe

      Best of luck to you all! :)

      ProCW

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      Ricardo Nunes 8 years ago from Portugal

      I still haven´t made my mind yet...

      I´m also glad the gorgeous Shirley we knew returned and the leprechaun is gone LOL. Lovely HubNugget hub Shirley, thanks :)

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Hey, Shirley, pretty photo! Vote's in, this was again an easy choice pour moi! :)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Yiipeeeee!!!! I was the first one to vote, about time!!!:) By the way your Avatar is beautiful and I always knew you were a blonde... (((Big Hugs)))