For me, the Best Photographer award is a no-brainer. http://aviannovice.hubpages.com/ is the best photographer I've seen on HP by a long shot, but she only has 317 followers and many hubbers may not have seen her work. (Follow the link and see her work for yourself if you don't already have a personal choice in mind.)
I am looking back over 'My Activity' on my profile page for a quick reminder of hubs I've read and hubbers I've encountered ... but it bothers me that I have not yet discovered many, many hubs and hubbers who may be outstanding candidates for other awards.
Is there any reason why we shouldn't be suggesting hubs and hubbers for others to view? I'd appreciate being pointed in the direction of award-worthy hubbers across all categories so I can take a look before casting my final votes.
If we're nominating and awarding the best, let's make sure we make a real effort to find them instead of letting those who are not as well connected as others slip through the cracks. I'm even happy if someone writes "Please consider me for ...... " if you believe you are a worthy candidate.
There's an award for 'Class clown'. Is that a good thing to win?
When I was a kid being the class clown had lots of negative implications but I've developed a healthy respect for the title over the years. lol.
I'm thinking Mark Ewbie could easily win that one!
Mark Ewbie ...I'm thinking 'Funniest Hubber', 'HP Class Clown' and one of his would have to be the funniest hub - unless someone can point me in the direction of another hubber who comes close.
Here's his profile link for anyone who has not yet discovered Mark.
Funny hubber? Check out Jeannieinabottle.
http://jeannieinabottle.hubpages.com/hu … -Buy-a-Cat
Fiction writer? I recomment considering Mckbirdbks' Emerald Wells series
http://mckbirdbks.hubpages.com/hub/Pear … l-A-Letter
I vote billybuc for most helpful. If you haven't heard of him, read some of his hubs. They are helpful to writers and others.
Hi PegCole17. I'm thinking we should post links when we mention hubs and hubbers. For me at least, because I like to just right click and open in a new tab so I don't have to revisit this page and do searches to find everyone. (I live off the grid and my internet connection requires satellite and a dish on my roof instead of the luxury of normal broadband.)
Thanks for the suggestions.
BTW, we only get to vote once so we need to make decisions for every award we want to vote on before voting at all.
I agree billybuc should pick up an award, Barbara.
When considering most helpful, I'm always seeing WryLit and WriterFox actively giving advice and help on the forums. I think everyone who has received help should vote for the person who best or most often explains and assists them.
Then we can consider at least voting for a hub of the others. What do you think?
Here's links to the three hubbers mentioned here.
Here's the list of awards available ....
Best All-Around Hub
Best All-Around Hubber
Most Likely to Become a Millionaire
Most Political Hubber
Most Religious Hubber
Best Photographer (A new Hubbie Award!)
Most Likely to Go Viral
Best Fiction Writer
Best Community Activist
Most Helpful Hubber
Most Supportive Hubber
Most Cheerful Hubber
HubPages Class Clown
Most Likely to Become a HubPages Employee
Most Likely to be Banned in the Forums
Most Interesting Hub
Most Useful Hub
Most Beautiful Hub
Most Informative Hub
Most Awesome Hub
I'm thinking WryLit is 'Most likely to become a Millionaire'. http://wrylilt.hubpages.com/
Such a busy life, so quick to offer help and advice on forums, and still managed to reach over 1 million views!
Can someone please remind me who wrote the hub about folding fitted sheets ... That's a serious contender in my mind for the 'most useful' hub. lol.
Hahaha I think I'm sitting close to 3 million views now. If only I got $1 per view, I'd be doing SO WELL right now! *Sigh*
It doesn't say how long you have to take to become a millionaire. lol.
Who has suggestions for best Hub? With about 350,000 featured Hubs, it's like finding a needle in a hay stack. If it could be narrowed to semi-finalists, I could deal with it better.
I agree with you Writer Fox. That's why I'm hoping people will offer a few leads for consideration. Seems a bit pointless if we all vote for individual hubs and nobody scores more than one vote.
I found the fitted sheet hub that taught me how to fold them properly for the first time since their invention. lol. http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Fold-a-F … rl_8188188
I'm not sure it is the 'most informative', but I seriously consider it a contender for the 'most useful'.
Since we are supposed to find the best Hub on the site, maybe it should be something longer than 680 words!
I'm viewing it as one of the best, as opposed to the ultimate hub, Writer Fox.
I considered the fact that it was light on word count (very noticeable to me because I can easily write over 5,000 words on a hub, lol) but I think all those original photos, the clear step by step layout, plus an original video made by the hubber herself have to count for something.
Lots of hubbers write lengthy hubs without the benefit of experience, and without one original photo in the hub. Clearly a lot of time and effort went into creating this contribution to hp.
What would your assessment be if she added an additional 20 words to meet the 700 word goal?
I selected Frank Atanacio for best fiction writer as his fiction is so awesome. I also selected Ralph Deeds as the most political hubber. JThomp42 was selected as the most religious hubber. He is immensely passionate and sincere regarding his faith and one has to respect and admire THAT.
I like PegCole17 for the Photographer award. Her photos cover a good range of topics and places.
"Most Likely to Become a HubPages Employee": jimmythejock, who celebrates 7 years on HP this month and who became the very first Hubber!
I think he's a great choice for this category. Thanks for the suggestion. He is always supportive of HP and has been here through the thick and thin without complaining.
I chose jill of alltrades for best photographer.
wayne barret for best poet. AAA writing and composition.
I really like Heather Says and theraggededge. Their hubs are great!
janshares is my top pick for forum queen. She's always supportive, never judgmental. She's also an excellent writer.
I'm thinking Ella Quirk for best avatar, but haven't made a final decision. Her avatar matches her choice of quirky, interesting topics.
Patty Inglish, Ms, most likely to become a millionaire! Impressive 1,999 hubs. She's looking at another milestone soon with her 2000th hub!
I am voting for Marisa Wright as forum queen. She's always helpful (she helped me heaps when I first joined HP) and she's always around.
There are so many categories. I know we don't have to fill them all in, but it seems kind of wasteful to me to only fill in a few. hmmmm I definitely need to look around some more.
I need some suggestions for fiction writers to read. I've read a few, but are there any hidden gems that haven't been mentioned?
Also, most likely to be banned from the forums?? I don't spend much time in the topical forums..
He is good, thanks for the suggestion.
While this may make it easier, I think we could miss the opportunity to discover hubs on our own. I went through hubbers I follow, topics I follow, the feed, some suggestions here in the forums and made my picks this way. I'm not sure HP sees the awards as a contest, but more of a community recognition. I have a few more to pick, then I'm done.
Wow, this is hard! Some people come to mind immediately for a certain category, but in some I draw a blank. And it's not because there aren't good people. We have so many great writers here, and I only wish I had more time to read all of their hubs! We're so busy writing and updating our own stuff, it's hard to keep up to date and I'm afraid I've missed great works. The individual hub ones are the hardest for me, because I learned a lot from so many hubs. I tried my best though!
Is Greek One still around? Haven't been reading much but those two are hilarious.
Thanks for the suggestions. Wish there'd been more suggestions to consider but time is just about up for voting. If I don't vote now, I might get too busy and forget. (1am on Oct 1st, local time.)
I hope that next year there will be an official thread on which people are encouraged to nominate hubs and hubbers for everyone's consideration. I don't tend to read fiction on hp but I would have loved to help acknowledge a worthy fiction hubber. I spot the occasional lovely poem but I don't know who the major poet contenders would be. I guess the winners are likely to be hubbers with the most followers. Makes sense in many ways ... but it would also be nice if the process identified and acknowledged the skills of lesser-known writers.
Have to wonder how many hubbers never come near the forums. I suggest next year's email alert include a link to a place where suggestions and nominations can be submitted and viewed by everyone.
Good luck to everyone hoping to win an award.
I like your suggestions. It would certainly make it easier to expand the hubbies to be more inclusive than just a select few if we could have nominations or maybe even nominees and then a vote or something. I don't know, it was a struggle coming up with someone for every category and I have been here for over 2 years. I imagine it would be even harder for others to cast a vote who haven't been here for very long.
I left lots of gaps because I simply don't know who or which is the best. I'm just hoping that worthy winners emerge from votes by passionate hubbers.
I suspect under the current system it might only take two votes to win a category - because thousands of other votes may be spread so thinly that many other nominees get only one vote. That'd be a shame.
How about this one for Best Avatar:
I agree with ChristinS about there being so many categories that you will not know off the top of your head and might have to take a little time to look around hubs/hubbers more to consider more fairly what to vote for.
Hmm....there were some good recommendations. I actually won Best Poet this year but I notice my name wasn't mentioned at all in any of the suggestions. Guess I slipped through the cracks as did many others who rarely visited forums. Good luck in 2016 everyone. Anyone have any suggestions for the niche site voting?
I suggest starting a new thread relevant to this years contest.
Yeah the resurrection saying you won after a year of winning is weird too.
Yes, well why don't they just delete these old threads if they don't want them commented on anymore?
I find myself easily sucked into ancient discussions without realizing they are 2+ years old. Sometimes it's regarding a technology so old, I think it is new again lol.
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