You like me, you really like me!!! A warm-fuzzy from HubPages
I'd like to thank the Hubcademy.....
I plan to mark this day in history on my calendar. I know, today is not any kind of national holiday. The banks are open. The mail arrived. They came this morning and picked up my trash. So what is so special about today? It’s not even my birthday.
Well, today is a day that the planets aligned and the HubPages angels smiled.
Today, as of 8 am Central Standard Time, I have a score of 98. That"s my hubber score.
You know, that number that shows up in the lower-left corner of your picture. That number that may change at any time, up or down, depending on how awesome you are.
I’ve also been nominated for a prestigious writing award, which I will address in a moment.
I joined HubPages about six weeks ago. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but had never put anything out there to the general public, except in the classroom.
Many years ago.
In school, when given a writing assignment, I would often turn it in to something silly or at least fun.
I remember in English class, we had to write a chapter for a story about the ‘Ledbetter’ family in a few chosen styles. I chose romantic drama, and changed it to the Bedwetter Family. You can imagine, it caused plenty of wonderful disruption in class
For Comp 1 in Junior College, the assignment was a “how-to” paper. Mine was titled “The How-To of a Ho-Ho.” You know, the chocolate (ey) and cream filled rolled-up cake wrapped in foil? If you remember the Ho-Ho, you may know that you have to unwrap it a certain way, peel of the shell, lick out the cream, I could go on and on…..
Perhaps I write humorous stories and papers because I like the approval and recognition. Hmmm…. Approval and recognition. Now, where have I found approval and recognition? And encouragement?? And feedback and advice? And a feeling of community?
You know the answer.
I’ve learned that the number next to your picture (I guess it’s called your Hubber score?) is like a grade that keeps you posted on how you are doing. I know now that the more traffic you get to your hubs, and the more you participate in the forums, add comments, etc., the greater your Hubber score. Am I right?
And just as important, if not even more surprising, this week I have the honor of being nominated as a Hubnugget Wannabe. Wow! My first thought was “now what in the heck that?” “Is that a good thing?” But the HubMeisters explained it well when I followed the links, and I am completely stoked!
The hub is called "Top 5 reasons to enjoy a long drive to work." One which I thought up while driving to work.
And now, even as we speak, or should I say even as I write and you read, I am mentally preparing my acceptance speech. My stylist tells me that underpaid little old ladies are continually sewing sequins on my red-carpet gown, and a lovely pair of $300 Jimmy Choo shoes are being Fed-Ex’d from Manhattan. Just waiting for the official award ceremony invitation to arrive. Perhaps it will come tomorrow.
So, with my Hubberscore of 98 (however fleeting it may be), and my Hubnugget nomination, I hereby decree this date in history as:
My Own Personal HubPages Day of Awesomeness.
You're the awsome ones.
The Link for HubNugget Voting......
- HubNuggets Showcase of New Authors
This week's HubNuggets showcases another batch of new authors for you to discover. Come read the work of talented Wannabes and vote for your favourite!
- Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy a Long Drive to Work
The drive to and from my present job is a one and a half hour round trip. When I first took the assignment, I thought, "Oh crap, that’s a lot of driving to do every day. That’s really going to...