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Hubbers on the Spotlight: Getting to Know More about our 2014 Hubbie Winners

Updated on September 16, 2014

One of the Babblers

SICKLE-BILLED SCIMITAR-BABBLER(Xiphirhynchus superciliaris) Recorded: 22 April 2013/Added to IBC 1 year 17 weeks ago as of Sept.14,2014/Author: Lee Hunter/Locality:Trashigang, Trashigang District, Bhutan (Photo Source:
SICKLE-BILLED SCIMITAR-BABBLER(Xiphirhynchus superciliaris) Recorded: 22 April 2013/Added to IBC 1 year 17 weeks ago as of Sept.14,2014/Author: Lee Hunter/Locality:Trashigang, Trashigang District, Bhutan (Photo Source:

The Babbler's Speech

Ladies and gentlemen of HubPages:

Lend me your ears!

The day of proclaiming the winners has come.It cannot be postponed.

With the unwritten consent given to me by HP management and staff, I will be your official 'babbler' as we feature the active and special hubbers in this online community.

I voted for the third time, writing names of my selected hubbers to be chosen among the busiest of hubbers in hub-land.

As you can see and read, most of their works are featured as Hub Of The Day (HOTD) or they're part of the Apprenticeship Program and Rising Stars winners.

Anyways, even if you can't hear me, I might as well share with you the important information from their profiles.

So, without much further ado, I'll help you get up close with each of them for autographs and speeches.

Note: babbler; plural noun: babblers

  1. a person who babbles
  2. Old World songbird with a long tail, short rounded wings, and typically a loud discordant or musical voice. (Source: Wikipedia)

Back in 2011...

When Hubbie Awards came to life, I felt giddy for the voting period.

I nominated most of my hubber-friends or those I came to know well during my first two years of active hubbing since 2009.

The video you will see is made by HP staff as they launched the additional project for all hubbers to know.

I am one of those who are inspired to strive more and get noticed by others who are well-known in this online writing community.

Fast-forward: Three years later, I'm one of the more supportive hubbers who will never miss voting for my favorite hubbers.

The 2011 Hubbie Awards c/o HubPagesDOTcom

2014 Hubbie Awardees are...

Drum roll, please....!!!

  1. First is the line-up is AliciaC from British Columbia, Canada with her winning-est Best All-Around Hub:The Monkey Puzzle Tree - An Unusual and Endangered Plant.She is a biologist and most of her writings and published hubs are about nature and our interaction with it.
  2. Not to be outdone because of his efforts for the past years is our 2nd-time Best All-Around Hubber: billybuc. He's a marketing & economic graduate and an educator as well. His hubs are about his massive experiences on those fields of specialization and more about family as well. He's from Olympia, Washington, USA. He's also our Most Supportive Hubber.
  3. Most Likely to Become a HubPages Employee: relache is also one of the Forum Queens (You know the other one, I'm sure.)From Seattle, Washington, USA, Ms. Rae as she is known is also an outgoing person who already met HP staff way back 2007 and met some prolific hubbers in her homeland.
  4. Mark Ewbie is no doubt the HubPages ClassClown.With his famous 'stickman' drawings/figures, you can be sure for a lighthearted and roaring laughter once you read his articles.No wonder, he's theFunniest Hubber, ever!By the way, he's from Euroland (I'm thinking of the money, too!).
  5. From Parts Unknown, spartucusjones, winner for Best Avatar is a music lover by heart. You can learn a lot about music once you follow him. I've read and re-read his hub on List Of Members Of The Forever 27 Club.
  6. janshares or Janis is a mental health professional in private practice in Washington, DC.She's our Best Community Activist.
  7. Most Helpful Hubber and the Forum Queen, too is none other than Marisa Wright.She's a widely traveled Scottish-Australian dancer-writer based in Sydney, Australia.
  8. From Orlando, Florida, USA, here's to give you a smile or two, Most Cheerful Hubber: Sunshine625 aka Linda Bilyeu. She writes anything and you will surely be cheered of the outcome.
  9. teaches12345 is Dianna Mendez in person, dubbed as our
    HP's Best Teacher.According to her profile: her background includes a Masters in Business from Xavier University, A BA in Business, National Child Development Associate and Advanced Director's Credential in Early Childhood Development.
  10. WryLilt is Susannah Birch of Toowoomba, Australia. A journalist, a birth/postpartum doula and breastfeeding counselor, Ms. Birch garnered Most Likely To Go Viral and Most Like To Become A Millionaire awards this year.
  11. From Phoenix, Arizona USA comes our HP Class' Best Fiction Writer, none other than WillStarr. Lots of stories are spawned at his HP site.
  12. John Hansen is known as Jodah of HubPages. He is from Queensland, Australia and is declared as the Best Poet this year.
  13. Lots of political hubs with twists, as in insect conversations did a great drama for breakfastpop who won as the Most Political Hubber.The site focuses on the political climate in the USA.
  14. If you should read the "Faith Without Borders", you'll surely like Ms. Theresa or the Faith Reaper, our Most ReligiousHubber from Southern USA.
  15. And the Forum King award goes to.......paradigmsearch aka Person of Interest (POI) from USA.
  16. P.S., Let us not forget our Best Photographer, aviannovice. She lives at Stillwater, Oklahoma USA and devotes her life and advocacy on the preservation of life and ecosystem at Boomer Lake.Congratulations!

Wait, there's more!!!

As we, hubbers, write our thoughts and experiences, we affect others in magnitude scale.So here's the nuggets of works that prevailed during the voting period.

  1. Most Interesting Hub: Sea Monsters Of The Cretaceous by JKenny
  2. Most Useful Hub: Spotlight On: How Do I Tell If Pictures Are Public Domain Or Not? by RachaelOhalloran
  3. Most Beautiful Hub: Other Words of Love: How They Add Meaning by MsDora
  4. Most Informative Hub: 10 Big Science Questions Answered by Natasha Peters
  5. Most Awesome Hub: A Certain Place in the World by Randy Godwin
  6. Funniest Hub: How Many Managers Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb? by Mark Ewbie

I'm sure we'll all be challenged to make better hubs next year and see ourselves, I included and make the nods of approval from fellow hubbers, if we can be at the Dean's List of HubPages.

An eBook on WW1 by jimmythejock aka James Paterson

And who got the The HubPages Lifetime Award?

It's the first time the HP staff decided to include this newest category.

This is intended to hubber who persevere after seven years of existence of HubPages.

And they decided to give it to:

Hubber jimmythejock!!!

I thought, he's the James Paterson I know as the New York Best-selling author.

He's from Scotland, UK and has a Kindle book about World War One at


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      3 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @WillStarr: Sure, it is! Thanks for dropping by. :-)

    • WillStarr profile image


      4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Fun Hub, travel! Voted up.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Elsie Hagley: Happy weekend, too, Granny Elsie. They're just part of the community of awesome online writers, including you and me. Thank you for lighting up my weary weekend.

      I can't write in a daily basis but I'll see to it that I will contribute from time to time.

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for this very informative Hub. I never knew there were so many winners I remember this was being advertised when we ex squids were transferred over to HubPages.

      I have booked marked this. I will go and have a look at their writing that's how I'm going to learn to be a better hub writer.

      Hope you have had a great weekend.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @tobusiness: Who knows? We're going to win next time?

    • tobusiness profile image

      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      I voted once and since none of my nominated writers won, I must admit, I ignored this year's call to action. Oddly, most of the writers I voted for last time won this year. :)

      You provided a succinct and very useful snapshot of the winners, well done.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @teaches12345: Thank you for appreciating my 'thorough investigation' of those Hubbie Awardees. Most of them are my support system here at HP. It is simply my way of payback with the goodness they are leaving (comments,praises, etc.) once I publish a hub.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Jackie Lynnley: I appreciate your kind gesture and for coming here leaving a positive comment. Thank you.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @MsDora: Thank you for clearly hearing my voice. Two days ago, I've seen a brown babbler up the coconut tree. I should have photograph it and also include it here. Unfortunately, I don't have a powerful camera to capture it. Well, anyways, congrats again for the award.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @always exploring: It's nice to hear the first voice of reaction coming from you. Yes, you should always exercise the right to vote on Hubbie Awards.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for posting the results and background on the hubbers. It is nice to have it listed in easy to read format and with interesting highlights added.

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Thanks for the lowdown. I know most; some very well and I am sure all will appreciate the record you have made for them here, plus links. ^+

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for creating this list and also for the video. There is nothing discordant about your babbling.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you very much for creating this hub and for sharing the links.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Something tells me that i should've voted. I will from now on. Interesting hub. I enjoyed reading about the winners. Thank you.


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