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I Got Featured in the HubPages Weekly Newsletter

Updated on February 6, 2012

I Was Featured

Having been busy with so many things these past few months coping up with life, I’ve never been able to catch up with HubPages’ Hubtivities. When I was still fresh and new, I got interested and got excited by the weekly Hubnugget nominations, hoping that one day, I’d get nominated. Such thing would give a considerable amount of exposure and traffic into my hubpages profile. Unfortunately, hubnuggets are only for newbies, and when I got back and decided to be active in HubPages, I realized I no longer qualify for the weekly hubnugget nominations. I got a bit frustrated knowing that I can never have a hubnugget ever. I carried on with my main purpose here in HubPages – Writing.

To my surprise, this morning, I received the HubPages Weekly Newsletter and saw my profile picture in there. At first, I was puzzled and asked myself “what am I doing in there?” I stared at it for a while and didn’t know how to react. Then, in a little while, when I came to my senses, I realized I was just featured in the weekly newsletter. Wow. My first reaction is to thank our HubPages administration, and I eventually have come up of doing it in a hub.


Thank You HubPages

Well, I just want to thank HubPages for the opportunity of being featured. Of all the people who asked a question, I was somehow selected of having a valid, valuable, and quite a tough question. This made my day, and I hope this will also help encourage my readers to continue writing and be active in our HubPages community.

What a Christmas Gift!

Here’s the question again. If you know a better answer from among the already offered ones, please don’t hesitate to provide us your insights.

Have you also been featured before? If so, why not share it in the comments. Happy Hubbing!



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    • Teresa Schultz profile image

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Yes, thanks, that would be interesting, to compare two newsletters to see what is different on them.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I guess so because I no longer see my own question in the question of the week. Unfortunately, I've already erased my latest newsletter to compare it with yours. We'll try seeing it in the next.

    • Teresa Schultz profile image

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @rLcasaLme - thanks for the reply - what is working fine now?; What has been updated? Do you mean everyone IS now seeing the same info in the HubPages weekly newsletters?

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      I believe they have updated this now and it seems working fine lately.

    • Teresa Schultz profile image

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Oh my, this is awful. I too didn't even discover Hubnuggets until it was too late to have my hubs qualify for hubnugget awards - and I've always wanted to be in the HubPages weekly newsletter - the closest I came to that was today when I saw in the newsletter that somebody's question had been featured and I thought well at least my answer is so far the best on that question, and should anyone go visit the question, they would see my answer at the top as the first one, and perhaps I might get some visitors to my HubPages profile. Although that was sort of like clutching at straws, now hearing that not everybody gets to see that same content in the newsletter is even worse. I found this hub of yours due to looking through HubPages for an idea of how many people actually get the newsletter every week, but I'm still in the dark about that, and now, knowing that not everyone sees the same content in those newsletters, it doesn't even matter. Although I was curious (as to how many people get the newsletter each week) it's not really all that exciting to know that amount anymore, is it?

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      thanks Brett though it may no longer be appropriate. =)

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      Unusual question, congratulations on getting featured!

      Thanks for SHARING your acheivement, it gives others hope.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Yeah, I remember that. How can both of us be featured "the questioner of the week" in the same newsletter? Ridiculous. Hahaha! =)

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      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      I remember the both of us were quite confused when that newsletter came out. Hahahaha!

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thank you jainismus, but there's no longer any need to congratulate me.

      The comments will explain why. =)

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 

      6 years ago from Pune, India

      Congratulations!

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thanks James.

      But, we've found out that the "question of the week" in the newsletter is faulty.

      If you've received this week's newsletter, you will not find any question of the week because I believe you have not asked any questions this week.

      They need to revise it.

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations! I am glad to see you have received some fame here on HubPages. Good luck going forward. I wish you the best.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Writer Fox, I think there's no need to congratulate anymore. If you'll read through all the comments, you'll know why.

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      Writer Fox 

      6 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Congratulations! I once asked a question and never had any answers. Perhaps you'll write a Hub about the "Question" feature!

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Unfortunately CloudExplorer, this isn't the case anymore. I've recently found out that the "weekly question feature" is flawed. If you try to look at your weekly newsletter, you'll also find yourself being featured there as the questioner of the week. I see myself, you see yours in the same newsletter. Frustrating, isn't it?

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yes indeed you have been featured as many of us fellow hubbers get the chance to become known in many ways on hubpages. I was a little more fortunate to have won a hubbnugget award for my article on 'Cloud Computing' when I first joined, which you've just responded to, which actually got me back here to visit you because of your sweet comment there.

      These acts of selfless sharing is a result of the hubpages phenomena known as hubtivity as you so eloquently expressed here in your awesome hub @ rLcasaLme.

      It goes to show that if your motivated, cooperative, giving, and willing to share with others in many ways. There's definitely a long term benefit, and hubpages is awesome in showing to us this true spirit of community as a whole. I love it here as well. Bravo! for being such a good sport of it all & for promoting the true spirit of community as well as sharing.

      Voted up and getting shared everywhere I possibly can on this vast place they call the web, & I think you deserved to be showcased in that news letter there. Some people actually get what's coming & due to them

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      They need to change the phrase "Questions From Your Favorite Authors." If that was deliberately done like that, then that tells us something, don't you think?

      It needs revision.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      6 years ago from Texas

      The first time I received this I was excited too, and then it kept happening week after week and I was sure people were getting tired of seeing me plastered on the newsletter everyweek. It is good to know that maybe that is not the case, but I can also see where it would be very disappointing.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Then the statement "Questions Form Your Favorite Authors" is misleading and deceptive. I am disappointed. =(

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      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      That makes sense Global-Chica. :)

    • Global-Chica profile image

      Anna 

      6 years ago from New York, NY

      Interesting, I don't even have a Question of the Week section in my newsletter - I just checked! To think of it, I didn't ask any questions. Maybe if you ask a question, the weekly newsletter features your best question asked from that week per individual user? The newsletter is pretty personalized, features your own stats so it makes sense. You get a newsletter which tells you which was the best question that you asked, based on feedback.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      ubelievable! that means not everyone will have the same "question of the week" displayed on their newsletters. no wonder i'm not getting that much traffic from it.

    • thesingernurse profile image

      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      I don't know, when did you actually got the newsletter. I got it just yesterday, the date was on a 29th po.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Wait, wait, wait.... Tina!

      Are you saying we both were featured? How could that be? I'm confused now. Does it mean on every email, there'd be a different questioner of the week?

    • thesingernurse profile image

      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Sir Rafael, ako rin (me too), I got featured! I saw an online (email) newsletter just yesterday and was featured in the same manner as yours. For me it's a great thing being recognized with my question-formulating skills. For me, this meant I am being recognized as someone who has a knack on interrogation. Lol. But seriously, it feels great. Never mind the increase in exposure, readership, and all that. It just feels great that this community gives equal recognition and chances to everyone. :)

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      hi vocalcoach. can you imagine that? haha. unfortuantely, there's no such accolade.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Wow! Look at you. This is just terrific. You sure deserve it. I know that I was one person that answered your question. Keep it up...you may set a new record!

      vocalcoach~

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      now this is ridiculous. i can't believe i'm again the questioner of the week. :)

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thank you vocalcoach for the compliment. I certainly found joy in writing. It has always been frustrating not able to practice and enhance my writing skills. I'm learning everyday!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Congratulations Rafael! A wonderful achievement. I, too was nominated for a hubnugget soon after joining Hubpages over 1 yr ago. You have asked a good question. I wish you great success and joy in writing!

      vocalcoach~

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thank you GoodLady for providing such a good insight. I mulled it over my mind and have come up that my spirit isn't sleeping for it does not need to; it does not a physical body that eventually tires, and that I cannot know if it is sleeping because I'm still bound into this sleeping body.

      It's nice to have you here.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Thank you stars439 for stopping by.

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      Penelope Hart 

      6 years ago from Rome, Italy

      That's just a great question and this is a fun Hub. Congratulations RLCASALME.

      I don't think my spirit is asleep when I am. I believe that my spirit is in me...and all I am doing is sleeping. I bet my spirit is having a great time unwinding my knots, resting, trying to give me tips on what and how and where to 'do'...

      After a massive cancer op my spirit pranced into my half drowsed state and said "come on, lets play". She was vital and fun...and a gift to me.

      All the best.

    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 

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

      Congratulations, and nice writing. Wishing you the best in all your quests. God Bless. Merry Christmas.

    • Debby Bruck profile image

      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Rafael. Maybe you will with lots of activity in the community.

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Hi Debby,

      I'd prefer Rafael. That's how everyone calls me in the office. I guess it has a more formal sound, doesn't it? I hope I'll get the same fortune as you had.

      Thanks.

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Which name do you prefer to be called on Hubpages? Tots, Rafael or Rael

      Congratulations. It's quite a thrill when you find your name and question posted in the newsletter. I have had that honor numerous times by good fortune. Keep up the good work. Blessings, Debby

    • rLcasaLme profile imageAUTHOR

      rLcasaLme 

      6 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      Wow! Congratulations to you as well. That's good for a start, isn't it?

      All the best to you too!

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      Anna 

      6 years ago from New York, NY

      Congrats on getting featured! I too was surprised to be featured in this week's weekly newsletter and I'm very thankful to the HubPages community. I'm only on HubPages for a couple of weeks now and yesterday found out that I'm a HubNugget WINNER! Woooo hooooo :) That's very encouraging! All the best to you, lRcaseLme!

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